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Archive for April, 2013

Adventures in Movie (Trailer) Making

Today at work, my movie-making skills were put to the test, and I recorded a short educational video to assist some of the sales people in the company. Since the video is technically considered proprietary and I’d get in big trouble for sharing it, I decided to instead create a second video project this evening […]

Do You Buy the Extended Warranty?

Other than the Up bracelet, I haven’t purchased any electronics or gadgets recently, but a few weeks ago I spent an afternoon helping my parents pick out and purchase a new television. During the course of the visit to the electronics store, they were asked multiple times by each associate they spoke with about purchasing […]

The Kitten Invasion

The Kitten Invasion

I’ll go ahead and apologize right away for the back to back animal-centered posts. After much deliberation, I decided to take on both kittens that I wrote about before for a trial period. I know the next few days/weeks will be an adjustment for the kittens, myself, and Jasper, and after the last 36 hours […]

The Kitten Dilemma

The Kitten Dilemma

Since moving into my apartment last summer, I’ve tossed around the idea of getting another pet to keep Jasper company. After a successful trial run of watching my parents’ cats for a week while they were on vacation, the idea of getting a cat or kitten seemed like a very real possibility at some point. […]

Pet Peeve #17: YA Relationships

I think I’ve mentioned this little tidbit before, but I happen to read a lot. At any given time, I’m reading at least one book, and sometimes will find myself pulled into several different books at the same time. Lately I’ve been reading a lot of young adult fiction, and I’ve noticed a pattern that […]

Welcome Baby Amelia!

Since I haven't met Amelia yet, this is a picture of when I met her older sister Isabella. I'm hoping to recreate this picture when I visit.

This morning during one of my daily Facebook checks, I was alerted to a status update from my best friend Heather, which stated she was en route to the hospital to deliver their new baby. Remembering from last time (when Isabella was born) that this could very well be an all day process, I refrained […]

Do You Snap?

A few months ago, one of my friends mentioned an app to me, but instead of downloading it or even checking it out, I simply put it on the list of things I’d get to eventually. The concept is pretty simple, as users send private messages to each other that can only be viewed for […]

Noticeable Necklines

A few days ago at work, a few of my co-workers and I somehow found ourselves in the midst of a conversation regarding a somewhat tricky subject: Cleavage– specifically the level of visible skin that can be shown before it starts to look trashy. Since I work with both men and women, the responses were […]

Kitchen Experiment: Root Beer “Float” Cupcakes

Kitchen Experiment: Root Beer “Float” Cupcakes

One of my all-time favorite desserts/special treat is the classic root beer float. I don’t know if it’s because of the creamy texture of the ice cream mixed with the slight bite of the root beer soda, but very rarely will I turn down the offer for a float. Whenever I plan to stay in […]

Guest Post: Please Stop Ruining My Childhood

Tonight I’m trying yet another new route on the blog, and posting a guest entry. A few days ago my little sister, Emily, asked if she could write an entry, and sent me some of her writing. Since she doesn’t have a blog (and currently has no plans to start one that I know of), […]

Restaurant Review: Home Wine Kitchen

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you may recall me mentioning an idea I had last summer that consisted of creating a map of restaurants in St. Louis by neighborhood. I had the best of intentions with that one, and even started working on a spreadsheet to record places that I wanted […]

The Poorly Executed DIY Project

The Poorly Executed DIY Project

Recently I learned a valuable lesson concerning do-it-yourself projects: Some tasks are better left to the professionals. While I wish the project that went horribly awry was something silly like a craft or baking endeavor, this failure happened to be my attempting to do a little at-home dog grooming. Over the last four and a […]

Would You… Dress Up to Watch a Movie?

With summer quickly approaching, my list of movies that I want to see seems to grow on a daily basis. Right now the list has about 14 movies coming out this year that I would like to see on the big screen, although I’m sure not all of them will make the final cut. Several […]

A Trip to the Mouse Races

In order to bet, you had to exchange your cash for this currency.

Last weekend I experienced something new that I’m guessing not a lot of people have had the chance to do, or even know about for that matter: Mouse Racing. This event is pretty much exactly what it sounds like, as mice are set to race against each other, similar to what you would expect at […]

Driving Lessons: Dog Edition

Driving Lessons: Dog Edition

Over the weekend, I made a trip out to visit my parents, and since I knew I was going to be gone all day and possibly even stay overnight, Jasper came with me. I try to practice safe driving techniques (not texting and driving, limiting the distractions, etc), but when Jasper is in the car […]

Two of a Kind

Earlier tonight, I decided to host a fairly last-minute game night and dinner for my brother and sister-in-law. Being able to play hostess for the evening was a lot of work, but spending time with family/friends is always important, so the stress of worrying if they’d like my cooking, and having to clean up extra […]


One of the first things I do almost everyday is make a list of things I’d like to accomplish or at least start that day. I don’t always write everything down anymore, but keep a mental checklist to keep me on pace for the day. The list making definitely helps, but sometimes making the decision […]

Ticket to Ride

Wednesdays are usually one of my favorite days of the week, because not only is it my regular mid-week day off (with the exception of this week), but it is also the one day every week when I know I’ll be able to spend some time with friends playing board games. I’m still a newbie […]

An Unexpected Friend

Making new friends has never really been my forte, and trying to establish new friendships or even just maintain existing ones as an adult is not an easy task. Because of my social anxiety, I rarely venture out into the unknown (bars, clubs, or pretty much anywhere that new friends can be found), and even […]

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