Song of the Day #tbt

Thursday, June 27, 2013

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Woke up this morning with this song stuck in my head.  Now I'll be listening to Destiny's Child all day :) Bug a boo is next! Happy Thursday!


I am so not patient.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Today I was at Ross where I found this fabulous two-toned Steve Madden leather purse to replace my beloved mustard and brown Bakers suitcase purse.  I've been looking for months for a replacement as Bakers continues to slowly fall to pieces and this one was perfect!  Only $40 too (gosh, I love Ross)!  Then I get up to the front and there is a hellah long line.  Crap.  I don't wait in lines.  I'll even go out of my way when driving to avoid stopping at a stop light because I hate lines that much.  Whatever, I love this bag and I legitimately need it- so I begin to wait.  Then I hear the conversation that the 2 teen-age girls in front of me were having.

Girl #1 was really upset because she just heard that Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings had died.  Girl #2 asked for clarification and Girl #1 said she heard it on the radio- Gandalf had died in Italy.  Girl #2 said she thought it was some actor named Gandolfini, not Gandalf.  Girl #1 (I swear) then said "Oh good, so Gandalf is still alive."

Um, what!??!!

I lost any desire I had to be patient, promptly turned around, returned the purse to the rack and left.  Despite how humorous I'm sure the rest of their very serious conversation would have been, I just couldn't do it.  Now I'm still working with Broke-down Bakers but at least I got a good laugh during my lunch hour.  I'm going to try again for the purse on the way home, will report back.

My mom would say that this story means that I need to work on my patience and that I should purposely wait in lines to help myself get better with it.  Yeah right mom, I'm not doing that.  It could be worse though... Instead of turning around when faced with having to wait I could be one of those entitled people who forces their way to the front of every line and demands immediate service.  Or someone who complains really loudly so that everyone can hear their impatience.  I think my quiet ridiculousness is much better than in-your-face ridiculous.  Right?

Speaking of patience, I'm sorry it's been so long since my last post!  I've been suffering (impatiently, duh) through Baby Watch 2013 waiting for my niece to be born.  She's FINALLY here though!  I'm flying to Austin this weekend to meet her and am positive that I'll have lots to tell when I get home.

Broke-down Bakers is ready to be retired


Friday, June 7, 2013

Song of the day from one of my favorite new bands out of London :) Some of their stuff is on iTunes so definitely go and buy it!


Sweet Home Alabama

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Yep, those words are no longer just lyrics to one of my favorite songs… I’ve moved to Alabama!

It’s been a little more than a month since me and my main girl Bizzy made the 11 hour drive to Birmingham and set up shop.  Some of you may be surprised to hear that I moved and I’m sorry that I wasn’t able to spend more time saying goodbye but good things happen fast!  And I tell you what- it is crazy hard to pack up and move 17 years’ worth of CRAP from the house you grew up in.  I think I donated 4 boxes of beanie babies, t-shirts, scrunchies and other miscellaneous junk I hadn’t looked at since jr. high.  It was nice to sort of clean up my life and “purge” myself of all that stuff before starting fresh in a new place though.

You may be wondering why I moved? And why the Ham (the nickname so affectionately given to Birmingham)? Those are the 2 questions I get most.  Well, it’s pretty simple really- I needed a change.  Not long after graduating and moving back to The Woodlands, I looked around and got this sinking feeling in my stomach.  Everywhere I went it felt like I was in a constant state of déjà vu.  Places with memories, people with familiar faces, so many things the same but something was always off.  Does that make sense?  It kind of felt like I was living in the past.  Don’t get me wrong, I love The Woods and I’m 100% certain that I have the most wonderful friends in the world who live there, but it just got too unsettling for me.  Maybe I’m not meant to stay in one place for that long.  College Station is a ridiculously fun town but after 5 years I was itching to leave there too.  I’m okay if anyone wants to start taking bets on how long I’ll last in Birmingham. 

I found an awesome job - pretty close to my dream job- at a great company and within 2 weeks of applying online I was packed up and headed East!  So now I’m here and loving it.  I live in the Historic Highland area downtown in this charming 1920’s house-converted-to-apartments building.  Sure the floor is crooked and I can’t get rid of the weird smell but it overlooks a beautiful park and it has awesome architectural features inside and out!  I have a 7 mile, 10 minute drive to work but I’ll talk more about my job another time.  Bizzy is missing her Texas back yard so we go on long walks most days and play in the dog park every day after I get home.  On the weekends we hike- there are SO many beautiful hiking areas around Birmingham! This weekend we may try kayaking if it doesn’t rain and my sister-in-law doesn’t go into labor.  We’ll see.

That’s it for now.  I don’t have any illusions that this blog is going to be popular or meaningful to anyone other than myself.  Subscribe if you like, this is just my way of keeping in touch since we all know how horrible I am at answering the phone.  This way everyone can come on my adventures with me and keep track as I continue to be at hot mess everywhere I go.