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Archive for April, 2012

The Vegan Experiment

Not everyone knows this, but for a couple of years I used to be a vegetarian.  I made the decision mainly to appease my boyfriend at the time, and it wasn’t that hard of a transition, as I never really enjoyed or ate much meat in the first place. The hardest part was explaining my reasoning […]


Perception Vs. Reality

Understanding the difference between perception and reality is something can sometimes be quite hard. For most people, our perception of what is happening does not always equal the reality of a situation, or to simplify a little: our perception is our reality. Working closely with the public, there are certain trends I see that our customers perceive […]


Does Klout Really Matter?

Earlier today, I read a blog post about Klout, which was quite interesting as it was the first time I’d heard of this website. For as much time that I spend on the internet, I was shocked to discover a website exists for the sole purpose of giving people a ranking based on someone’s online presence. […]


The House of Never-Ending Projects

Over the last two weeks, I have been staying at my older sister’s house to help her do some repairs after her renters had moved out. The goal is to get the house back into move-in ready condition either for new renters, or for her family if they end up relocating back to St. Louis. […]


What To Do With Old Prom Dresses?

A couple of weekends ago, my little sister, who is now 17, attended her first prom. She searched for weeks to find the perfect dress, and even considered some of my old dresses, which have lived in a storage container in my parents’ basement for several years now. In addition to the collection of prom/formal […]


Craigslist

There are quite a few websites that I check out on a daily basis, and sadly Craigslist makes the cut. I find that I will spend way too much time just scrolling through the listings, even when I’m not looking for anything in particular. I just find it fascinating to see what people are trying to […]


Heels Vs. Stairs: One Of My Biggest Fears

Today, I faced one of my biggest fears head on when getting ready to leave the house for church. One of my biggest fears is falling, especially when it could involve a great distance, and possibly a lot of pain. I’ve never been the most graceful of people, and often will play a little game […]


The Odds Are Definitely In My Favor

I have now officially survived The Hunger Games three times. Each time, I have managed to jump during the same scenes, although by now I should know what to expect. While the movie was good, I think more than three viewings would be excessive, so I am planning on politely declining any additional requests to see it. I […]


Sister Time: Baseball Edition

This week I’ve had a couple of new and fun experiences while urban camping with my sister. We realized we aren’t really roughing it the first night while sitting side-by-side on an air-bed with our matching MacBook Pros. (Yes, I realize it makes me a little bit of a hipster to say the full name […]


Pet Peeve #4: Bathroom Etiquette

I have a few quirks about bathrooms, especially concerning shared ones. My biggest gripe is relatively minor but I see it almost on a daily basis, which irritates me immensely: people not changing the toilet paper roll in shared bathrooms. At work, there are between fifteen and twenty people and a shared restroom. It never […]


Urban Camping

Disclaimer: This is not a story about how I have suddenly become one of those Occupy Movement people, but rather a completely different type of camping I’m about to experience. My older sister and I are about to embark on what is sure to be an interesting adventure over the next couple of weeks. Melanie […]


I Don’t Always Understand “Fashion”

Over the weekend, I attended a charity dinner, where I knew there was a silent auction as part of the event. What I did not know about was the scheduled fashion show after dinner,  with each of the designers auctioning off a design/outfit after the presentation. The event was very well put together, and the […]


Thrift Store Treasure

Over the years, I’ve learned that thrift stores can be fun to visit, and have even found some interesting things while browsing. I am by no means an expert on finding the best deals/items at these places- my Grandma Rose and older sister Melanie are the reigning thrift store pros in my family, but I […]


Twin Fascination

Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve had a fascination with twins. I’m not quite sure why, but the idea of having the kind of bond or connection that only a twin can share has always been something I wish I could have experienced.  Growing up, I went to school with a set of […]


Why I’m Not A Fan Of Online Dating

Sometimes, I feel like all I talk about is dating and relationships, especially depending on who I am around on any particular day. When I first set out to write my own blog, that wasn’t my intention at all, but rather to have a place to just express whatever was on my mind, and help […]


A Good Read

My vacation is finally coming to an end and I’m back at work tomorrow, and while my orignal goals for this vacation may have changed quite a bit, I do not regret the course it went. I was able to still do quite a bit, with taking a short trip to the beach, spending time […]


Games We Play

In life, there are lots of different games played, and often multiple going on at once. When at work, I often notice that I do certain things or act a specific way around different people, and this activity is really just part of the game I play there. Around my bosses, I always try to make […]


Strangers On A Plane: Vacation With Mom

This is the first time I’ve ever gone on a trip with just my mom and myself, and so far we’ve had a great time and some really good conversations. Over the last couple of days, I have learned, or rather re-learned, some important things about her. My mom loves to go out and have […]


Opening Night At The New Miami Marlins Stadium

For the first time ever, I attended an opening day baseball game, which also happened to be the first game at the new stadium in Miami. Having decided earlier in the week that I was heading to Florida for my vacation, and finding a good deal for the trip in Fort Lauderdale, it just made […]


Tips For A Better Bike Ride

While on my vacation this week, I’ve been able to spend some time taking my bike out on a couple of trails and I have compiled a little list of ways to have a better experience on a bike ride. I don’t always get to take my bike out as much as I would like, especially […]


3D: Is It Really Worth The Hype?

Over the past few years, the whole idea of 3D has seemed to get a lot more popular than I expected. I thought for sure it was just another fad, and would go away after a few months. I’m not an expert at all on the subject of 3D in movies and televisions, but it […]


Yes Please: Revamped Fairy Tales

I’ve always had a special place in my heart for fairy tales, and even as an adult I still love the classic stories, especially when being retold in new and interesting ways through movies and tv shows. Over the past year or so I have been trying to limit the amount of tv that I […]


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