It’s Kind of Like Nashville, with a Tan

I hadn’t listened to this song in a long time, and forgot how much I loved it.  It really has nothing to do with this post, but I like that line, and think I want it to be my new theme. 

I’m not really sure why I’ve been on this totally random blogging hiatus.  Okay, that might be a lie, I have an idea why I have been.  I’ve been busy living my life and enjoying it.  I don’t have photos to share, and sometimes wordy blog posts don’t always make people stop by.  With that being said, I’m still going to share a rather wordy blog post.  Mostly because, this is my blog and I do what I want. 

I’ve been shifting back in forth while trying to put this post together for the past two weeks between listening to 90’s alternative radio on Pandora, and Classical Solo Piano.  Neither has really given me the inspiration I was hoping for.  I am a sucker for piano though, so hopefully it pulls something out of this brain that doesn’t stop. 

I’ve never been one for sleeping.  Don’t get me wrong, I like to sleep, once I’m asleep, but falling asleep and staying asleep are two things that I am not skilled at.  I can lay in bed for hours, not sleeping, because my mind is running… and running… and running.  And since my legs have usually done some running at some point in the day, my body is beyond exhausted.  However, my mind, it is just going and going.  Usually about nothing.  Sometimes about something.  I’ve always tried to force myself into thinking that there is no reason to sleep in, and that going to bed early is good for me.  However, I’ve come to realize, that all of you who sleep in, might be on to something.  Here is an example.  I’ve been going out on Friday nights, staying up late, and sleeping late.  That means my normal Saturday routine has been altered.  Instead of going to the gym at 9 and being home by 11, I’ve been going to the gym at like 2 pm.  It has been such a different experience.  The gym is empty and quiet, and I kind of like it.  I still, however, don’t like naps.


This might be inappropriate, but I found it funny.  It’s from pinterest, but for some reason I couldn’t find it on any of my pinboards.  I apologize for not having the link. 

I’m going to try and get better at taking pictures of things that I do, so I can at least put some excitement back into this blog.  I promise, okay, I can’t promise you I will, but I promise you I will try.

And on a final note.  I am 3 pounds away from my goal weight, and I kind of feel like I look like a boy.  I don’t actually look like a boy, and I do still look like a woman, but it is completely odd getting used to looking a different way.  I’m getting used to it, but I’m not sure how to maintain.  I like to run and lift weights, etc.  It is what I do.  However, I’m not sure how to not go overboard.  Any advice or suggestions would be gladly appreciated. 

Happy Thursday, it is ALMOST the holiday weekend. 


Friday’s Letters

friday's letters


Linking up and finally getting back into the blogosphere. 

Dear Car:  You make me happy.  It is nice to finally have my own ride, that is just mine.

Dear San Diego Weather:  I love this heat wave, at first I though I didn’t like it, but since I don’t like wearing pants, and prefer skirts, you are working out well for me. 



Dear Late Nights and Early Mornings:  You’d think I would have learned that staying up late is a very bad plan, particularly when I have to get up early. 

Dear Allergies:  Go away!  I’ve had more of an itchy throat as of late than I’d care for.  I take meds for you, and usually you’re under control.  However, right around bed time you like to make your presence known.  Stop that, please. 



Dear Spice Girls:  Thank you for rekindling my love affair.  I won’t admit that I’ve been listening to you non stop and moved “Spice World” all the way to the top on my Netflix queue. 

Dear Queen:  You might be my other favorite guilty pleasure after the Spice Girls.  RIP Freddie Mercury.



Hope you all have a great weekend!

Spice Up Your Life

I think it is safe to say that I am not the only one who is rekindling their former love affair with the Spice Girls.  Anyway, they all looked so amazing during the closing ceremonies of the Olympics.  I think they looked just as fun as they used to but in a mature way. 




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I’ve heard people didn’t like their performance, or didn’t like their clothes or something.  I think their outfits matched their personas from before, but in a slightly classier, grown up way.  And they all looked beautiful.  They looked older, but not in a bad way.  They didn’t look trashy or washed up.  I really enjoyed it. 

My favorite was always Geri “Ginger Spice” Halliwell.  As a kid I always wanted to be a redhead, I’m not really sure why.  She always seemed like she had so much fun and personality. 

Anyway, my sister told me on Saturday that they were performing at the closing ceremony, and I was really excited, because, I went bowling on Friday night.  I was TERRIBLE (I’ve never been good, but I felt like I was doing even more awful) and then the bowling alley started playing a Spice Girls medley.  And I drastically improved.  I was winning the first 5 or 6 frames of the game.  I did end up losing, in the end, but I’d like to think these ladies helped me out:



And on that note,  I will be taking full advantage of the “Spice World” DVD that will be coming thanks to Netflix.  If you’ve never seen it, you probably should, because I love this song and this scene from the movie:

Finally, even though I think people thought they were super skinny, they were actually average sized.  They were actually pretty decent role models for girls, even if some of their music was questionable for younger girls (“2 Become 1” perhaps?). 

“Colors of the world, spice up your life.  Every boy and every girl, spice up your life.  People of the world, spice up your life.”

Friday’s Letters

I’m so glad it is Friday.

Linking Up:

friday's letters

These folks are visiting this weekend:


Dear mom and dad:  Thanks for visiting me and helping me out with anything I need.  I know I’m an adult, but I’ll always be your little girl.  I know I don’t always deserve everything you give me, but thank you for being there, always.  Mom you’re my best friend, and dad, sometimes I worry I’m turning into you.  Thanks for all you’ve taught me in my life and making me the woman I am today.

Dear watermelon: I’ve heard that today is national watermelon day?  Thanks for being one of my favorites.  You are delicious, and I could probably eat an entire melon in one sitting.

Dear Spice Girls:  I know its cheesy and lame, but I love the memories your music brings back.  Thank you Spice Girls pandora station for being the best.

Dear Ryan Lochte:  Do you have to be so ridiculously good looking?  I almost can’t handle watching the Olympics.  Call me, maybe?



Dear coffee and water:  What would I do without you?  You are the only things that keep me going throughout the day.  Thanks for your presence.

Dear US Olympians:  Thank you for your hard work.  I know you enjoy what you do and you’re good at it, but we are so proud of you.  Okay, I am proud of you.

Dear people who make me smile each day:  Thank you for making me smile and laugh.  If you’ve put a smile on my face recently, thank you.

Go Link Up!

Golden Birthday Bucket List

Monday was my half birthday.  I am officially closer to 26 as a 25-year-old than 24.  I’m not so sure how I feel about that.  Anyway, everyone has a golden birthday.  Whatever numerical day you were born is your golden birthday.  My BFF’s was her 21st.  Mine will be my 30th.  It is kind of fitting, because I think that a before I’m 30 bucket list could be kind of fun.  I’m going to try and think of 30 things that I want to do/see/accomplish by the time I’m 30. 

1.  Get a teaching credential, or at least be started in the process. 

2.  Go on a real, big rollercoaster, again.  Maybe I’ll change my mind and like them?  I doubt it, but I should give it one more shot. 

3.  Hike to the top of Yosemite Falls.  I almost did it in 5th grade.  There is no reason I shouldn’t have done it then. 

4.  Donate my hair to Locks of Love.  I’m getting closer every single day. 

5.  Make a fancy meal that doesn’t involve eggs, Mexican themed ingredients, or meatloaf. 


6.  Learn a new song and play it on the piano. 

7.  Go on a trip, all by myself. 

8.  Go wine tasting.

9.  Ride a motorcycle.

10.  Learn to play the guitar.


11.  Fly somewhere further than the east coast/Hawaii.

12.  Find a real hobby that I love, other than working out.  (Examples. sewing, knitting, etc.).

13.  Run double digit mileage, or perhaps even in a half marathon.

14.  Go to New York and do all the entails (especially going to Peanut Butter & Co.).

15.  Eat a food that I’ve always said I never would, like escargot, foie gras, or lengua.  All of this makes me want to vomit, actually. 


16.  Learn to surf.

17.  Learn to drive a stick shift.

18.  Know exactly who I am and what I want in my life.

19.  Go on a mission trip of some sort, to a foreign country.

20.  Touch my toes without bending my knees.  I must work on my flexibility, I think it will help with my running. 


21.  Master making french toast, it is my favorite and I ALWAYS mess it up.

22.  Go on a cruise, to anywhere.  A Hawaiian one would be rather nice though.

23.  Have my own garden with lots of flowers, veggies, and fruits. 

24.  Read the Bible cover to cover.

25.  Learn more Spanish, and not be fluent, but very comfortable speaking and listening to it.

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26.  Volunteer with children and/or the elderly, again.

27.  Buy and wear real cowboy boots. 

28.  Buy my own car.

29.  Get a promotion, if I’m not a teacher.

30.  Spend a full day, all 24 hours of it completely disconnected from all technology.  Just spending time with a person, rather than electronics. 

I kind of think that I could have come up with better things, but I’m really stuck on what I’d want to do.  I can always edit this, obviously, but I wanted some goals to accomplish.