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Archive for May, 2012

Yes, Please: That Moment When You Give in to the Food Craving

Lately I’ve made several adjustments to my diet in an effort to eat better. Mainly, I stopped being a vegetarian, and have even experimented with a vegan diet, which I quickly decided was something I couldn’t handle. Before this decision to start eating healthier, I pretty much ate like a little kid, as I always […]

Driving Lessons, part two: Stop Signs

In my last post about driving, I mentioned some bad habits that I am trying to overcome in order to be a better driver, as I spend so much time on the road every week. After a week or so of trying to change certain bad driving behaviors, I am happy to say that I […]

World’s Worst Pickup Line

Over the years, I’ve heard a myriad of pickup lines- some aimed at me, and others I have overheard being used on friends. I think the general rule for pickup lines is there should be an element of cheesiness, but still be able to convey your interest and hopefully make the recipient respond in a positive manner. […]

Looking Towards the Future and Making Some Changes

You may have noticed that there have been some changes around here today, mainly the web address to get here. Over the next several weeks, there will probably be some more changes while I figure things out and try new things here- please be patient. 🙂 I’ve been tossing around the idea of changing some things […]

True Tests of Friendship

Making and keeping friends is not something I’ve always been able to do well. There have always been people that I am friendly with, but only a select few I considered actual friends– the people I knew I could always count on and tell anything. With these select people, I pride myself on being someone […]

Can Being Happily Single Be Taken Too Far?

Earlier today, I stumbled upon a talk show that caught my attention because of the topic, which focused on a woman who had actually married herself.  I rarely am able to watch daytime television, but since I had the day off I was able to indulge a little bit. I’ve heard of this concept of […]

Breaking-up is Hard to Do

Breakups are never really a fun thing. Over the last several weeks I’ve been struggling with one of the worst ever- the decision to stop watching what used to be one of my favorite shows. During the course of the last year, I’ve been re-evaluating how I spend my free time, and I knew that […]

Pet Peeve #6: Allergies

Over the last few weeks I discovered that I may have a food allergy to one of my favorite food groups: dairy. I’ve ignored the signs for a long time, and just silently suffered every time I’d eat ice cream or anything with milk in it (which as it turns out pretty much everything has […]

Darling Magazine: Backing my First Kickstarter Project

The other day I made my first pledge on Kickstarter for a project that I am very excited about.  For those who are unfamiliar with Kickstarter, it is a website designed to allow people to donate money for startups who have set a fundraising goal and timeframe. If the goal is met, your pledge goes […]

There I Fixed It

I’m sure most people have had those moments when faced with a seemingly impossible challenge and out of nowhere the answer to solve it just appears as if by magic. Today, I had a moment just like that. For months, I’ve been trying to arrange moving a couch from Illinois where it was being stored […]

Quest for the Best: Roommate Search

A few months ago, I set a goal of finding a new place to live by May or June. The original plan was to find an apartment somewhere in St. Louis that I could comfortably and safely live in by myself. After my first initial search, my apartment hunt sort of got pushed to the […]

When to Tip?

Earlier tonight I was confronted with a rather unusual situation at a restaurant. I was given the mission of picking up a carry out order for dinner, and also be a tour guide on the way to the restaurant for one of my sister’s friends who is in town for the week. The restaurant that […]

Five of My Favorite Foods from St. Louis

Even though I’ve moved away from St. Louis three times in the last eight years, I still always manage to come back home. That many moves in a relatively short amount of time has earned me the nickname “Boomerang” from my step-dad, which is pretty fitting. It wasn’t until I moved away from home for […]

Driving Lessons

Every week I spend what has to be at least 6-7 hours in the car. Because I spend so much time behind the wheel just to get places I have developed some rather bad habits that I am working on changing. I’m sure my opening up like this is only going to bring up the […]

My Mom(s)

Since today is Mother’s Day, I thought it would  be fitting to share a little about my Mom and some of the other women in my life who played an important role in my upbringing. My Mom has always been one of my favorite people, and someone who is very close to me. She always […]

Do Blondes Really Have More Fun?

This question is somewhat relevant to me as for most of my life, I’ve had blonde hair. It’s something I was born with, and like most women have experimented with changing it over the years. At this point, I’m not even sure what my “actual” color is, but I think it’d still be a dark […]

Yes, Please: Bubble Baths

One of my favorite activities has always been taking a bubble bath. A recent conversation made me think back to one of my favorite episodes of Friends, where Monica teaches Chandler the art of the bubble bath, and he discovers that baths are enjoyable. Chandler loves it so much that he can’t stop taking them, and gets […]

The Art of Flirtation: An Awkward Female’s Perspective

Today’s entry is about flirtation from a female perspective. Fellow blogger Jamey is posting a similar entry over on his blog, but from the male point of view. For some people, the art of flirtation is as easy as breathing, but for others, myself included, it can be a bit of a struggle, as there’s a […]

Pet Peeve #5: The Backhanded Compliment

Compliments are supposed to be a good thing, but sometimes when I receive them I wonder just how sincere the person is being. In some instances, I have even been a little offended by the compliment because of who it was coming from.  I’m sure at one point or another most people have given or […]

DIY Demolition: Battle of the Bookshelves

For someone who loves books as much as I do, a project involving the destruction of potentially useful bookshelves may seem a little strange.  The bookshelves in question were some of the items abandoned by my sister’s former tenants, and while they could be functional, she has no use for them.  For the most part […]

The Avengers Opening Night

Attending the movies on opening night for The Avengers was not in my original plans, but after a last-minute invite through Facebook, I couldn’t resist. After the last midnight showing I attended, I vowed that it was my last, as the missing sleep turned me into a virtual zombie the morning after The Hunger Games. […]

My Bucket List

It seems like every time I go on Pinterest, I see more of my friends adding things to their bucket lists. I’ve been inspired by seeing what others want to do and have made a “starter” bucket list. There are so many things I want to do, and places to see, so I decided to […]

My Not So Inner Geek: Doctor Who Top Episodes

By now, I think Doctor Who has become for the most part a household name, but if you’ve been living under a rock for the last few years, it’s a British Sci-fi show on the BBC that has been around since the 1960s, and in 2005 was re-introduced with new actors and story-lines. With it […]

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