Friday, August 23, 2013

Where the Road Rage Ends



I hate traffic. I have a lot of road rage. Like it borders on craziness most days and I like to think my friends love me in spite of my horrid attitude while driving.

They even drive when we go places we know have a lot of traffic...like Orlando. We're going there this weekend AND next weekend...my friend A even said I should probably just sleep when we go for the UCF game because getting out of the parking garage can take over an hour. *rage*

Okay, so let's talk about where there may be no traffic, hmmm?

Kansas. The place I like to call "home" has very little traffic. In fact compared to the larger cities I've lived in it has NONE.

New York City. Now I've only ever been a tourist here, but I spent the majority of time walking or riding the subway. I've also claimed I would never live in NYC unless I was some big wig with my own personal driver. *day dreams* I just don't think that they have a lot of traffic unless you get into a motor vehicle in the city.

Small towns. *sigh* Where I someday think about going back to. This is a small town, anywhere. As long as it only has a couple lights and those lights let more than a few cars through at a time. I miss the slower times I've experienced in small towns.

Here in Florida the traffic gets exponentially worse when school is in session. During the Summer, my morning commute is 30 minutes max. When school is in session if I don't leave early enough my commute takes an extra 15 minutes...what?! This is crazy. And I hate it.

How do you feel about the traffic in your area? Should I start looking for jobs there?

Monday, August 19, 2013

Family Matters: Sunny Weekend

This weekend my sister and her boyfriend came into town!!!

It was awesome to spend some time with her in the Florida sun and this was my first time meeting her BF. He seems perfect for her, this makes me happy and then reminds me about how I hope that happens for me someday.

Friday night was probablt the funniest. We went to a local bar I had never been to and sat outside on their deck. After sis and her BF clinked their shots, she started freaking out. Like legit was batting at her hair for minutes! After she gets "whatever" was in her hair she takes her shot and still tries to look around to find out what fell on her. We're sitting next to a gator reserves and under trees, so it could have been anything. IT WAS A FROG!!! Like a tree frog with freaky fingers, lol. She had my friend A get it off for her. We all had a good laugh about that.


1. Lots of beach time this weekend, weather Friday was BEAUTIFUL! Nice and breezy.
2. A trip to Publix gave me some mixed signals.
3. Lagerheadz was where we spent Friday night...frog and all!
4. Saturday morning was down at the Spongedocks tourist adventures.
5. Then we went shelling where it was hell-a-hot!
6. Then the food truck rally!!!
7. Had to take a pic with the sis!
8. She's a bartender so I had some good alcohol this weekend :)
9. After I said goodbye to her, my friend S had a bowling birthday party. I won the first game and came in last place the second game. So not a consistent bowler!

How did you spend your weekend?! I need to finish up my Cara Box and get it shipped off tomorrow!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Chick-fil-a Weekend

So I know it's already the end of Tuesday, and I'm definitely late to the weekend party but I thought I'd share how my weekend went down anyway.

Friday after work, I got a call from A about something to do that night. When I called him back he was telling me about a Chick-fil-a camp out. I had only ever heard of these, but he has participated in 16 of them! This is what they survived on in college, because for every camp out you participate in, you get 52 FREE #1 Meals! Yes, the WHOLE meal.


1. In the mirror shot at Grimaldi's
- Funny story, not sure if you can see the palm trees behind us, but I saw the shadows on the building in the mirror and thought it was either a. raining or b. foggy outside. It was neither. Shadows, on the white wall of Macy's. *face palm*
2. My box of coupons!
3. A's tent and they made us go through the drive thru on foot for dinner, lol!
4. Boomer was totally smiling for the camera!
5. One of the many books I'm reading right now. I think I have three started.
6. Just chilling at the camp out!

I also posted a video on Instagram. What?! You're not following me? Well you haven't missed much since I'm too tired to remember to do anything worth posting, lol.

I think I got about one hour of restless sleep the whole night and crashed for another 5 hours when I got home. Chick-fil-a was an obvious FREE choice for lunch on Saturday and then I came home for some reading. Saturday night we indulged in some drinks and Grimaldi's Pizza! This place opened last year and it's sooo tasty! Can get expensive but OMG it's so good. Real brick fired pizza can't be beat.

Sunday I skipped church, choosing to make sure I was caught up on my sleep and then did NOTHING the rest of the day except read, watch some TV and hang with the family.

Speaking of Family...my sister and her boyfriend come into town this weekend and I cannot put into words how SUPER DUPER Excited I am!!!

Okay, so tell me...how your weeekend went? I feel so out of the loop since I'm ---oh!

I almost forgot to mention. We had something happen at work *rolls eyes* and we are down one person so I've been staying late almost every day. It feels like I'm doing the job of two people and for a job where when I'm only doing mine I don't have any time to spare, it's absolutely crazy! I'm so exhausted at night when I get home I haven't even gotten my training workouts in. I know people say you should do them in the morning but I already get up at 5:30 to be at work by 7:00 so that isn't an option for me either.

Enough about that unpleasantness...I do want to know how your weekend went!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Random Happy Hump Day!

Hey, Hello, Hi *waves*

I just have not been with the flow. I got out of the habit when I was sick and then with the slight depression that lasted about 48 hours, *whew* I just haven't been feeling "it" you know?!

Here's a bunch of random'ish stuff I don't think I've talked about on here!

I'm involved with the CaraBox again this month! *fist pump* Got paired up with my girls and am doing intros tonight...

I also have to say that I haven't been filling out my Happiness Project Journal. No entries since July 16th. #fail

My friend turned me on *rawr* to this Dating Experiment, Forty Days of Dating and I've been kind of keeping up with it. It's about designers, so I understand them maybe a little better than the average person and they're kind of close to where I would be if maybe I did a similar experiment, lol. You should check it out.

I was one of the lucky ones to get tickets to the sold out Luke Bryan concert in October, so I'm definitely looking forward to that.

This month is the 5k on 8/24 and I'm only getting about 3-4 days of workouts in but I know I can do it under their time limit, so there's that.

I've gone country line dancing and I really don't like going when it's so crowded I can't move. Thursday (Ladies Night) is better at one place and Saturday Nights is better at the other, but Thursday wins for me, lol.

My sister and her boyfriend will be in town next WEEKEND! Holy smokes I'm super excited for their mini vaca. This will also be my first time meeting her beau!

I'm taking a trip back to KS for a Bachelorette party (instead of the wedding) and I can't wait to see all my girlfriends and one of them just had a little boy!

I think it's time for bed, but good morning since I've scheduled this to post Wednesday morning. Happy Hump Day!

I'm thinking about lazy sunning and enjoying the rest of Walking Disaster! I like paperback books to read outside. No glare like my iPad!

What are you thinking about to get you through to the weekend?!

You've seen this Geico commercial, right?!


P.S. Thanks for listening to my ramblings.