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Just One More Song…And Then Another… And Then Another

A little over a week ago, I attended a concert with a friend and the show was great– with one minor exception. I’m sure anyone who has every attended a concert has experienced the same thing: the planned encore. After the main act “finished,” the lights went off and they all ran backstage…however, the entire […]


The 21 Day Fix Update 1: Making Progress and Food Filter Needed

With the first 4 days of my 21 day fix already over, I think this is a workout and meal plan I can actually keep doing until the end of the plan, and have already noticed some changes in both my exercise habits and food cravings. The workouts included with this plan definitely make you […]


Pants Not Allowed

A little over a year ago, my work changed the dress code policy to include jeans on a daily basis (if the jeans met certain requirements), and it was a wonderful change. After wearing boring black or khaki dress pants to work every day for years, this was great news, and I eagerly started searching […]


Mind Palace

One of my favorite shows introduced me to the concept of a “mind palace,” and after hearing the term just once, I was eager to find out more. If you haven’t watched Sherlock on the BBC, I highly recommend it, and to not give away too many spoilers I’ll just say that one of the characters […]


Hypothetical Questions

Since I’ve been neglecting writing new blog entries on a regular basis lately, I’ve been tossing around different ideas of things I could do that might help me get back into a regular schedule of writing again. One idea is to start having a random question of the day, or even a couple of random […]


Gift Ideas For The Person Who Has Everything

Gift Ideas For The Person Who Has Everything

Every year when it’s time to start Christmas shopping I always struggle with finding the “perfect” gift for everyone on my list. As much as I like receiving gifts (I’d be lying if I said I didn’t), I really like finding the one gift that will stand out and let the recipient know that I […]


Random Thoughts on the Miley Controversy, Twerking, and Life

Between different activities (spending time with friends, the occasional date, and my other hobbies), setting everything up to go back to school, and just life in general, I haven’t really been able to focus that much on writing blog entries that I’ve felt worthy of actually posting and sharing with the world. My news reader […]


What Makes a Movie Theater Great?

Earlier this evening I met up with a friend to go see Elysium, and while I enjoyed the movie, the theater was definitely not my favorite. Since moving to the city, I’ve been spoiled by the fact that I’m pretty close to three of my favorite theaters (The Moolah, Hi-Pointe, and Chase), and rarely will visit […]


Song of the Week: Blurred Lines

Have you ever turned on the radio at random and discovered that the song playing might just be your new favorite? I rarely listen to the radio anymore since my commute is very short, but one day last week I happened to switch it on, and the song playing at the time has been stuck […]


Exit Strategies

At some point or another I bet most people (myself included) have pictured how we’d say our goodbyes at job we didn’t exactly love. For some, it would be a heartfelt email sent out to everyone you’ve worked with, letting them know how much (or how little) they mean to you, followed by promises to […]


The Name Game

The Name Game

Choosing names for the kittens has been a little challenging, but after much deliberation (and trying out several to see what “fit”) I’m finally ready to formally announce the names I’ve selected for them. While I was enjoying calling them “Boy Cat,” and “Girl Cat,” Hodor and Gwen seem like better choices. My original plan […]


If You Give a Kitten a Strawberry

If You Give a Kitten a Strawberry

Last summer I learned that Jasper will do just about anything to get his paws on fresh fruit, specifically apples. In the past, he’s even gone so far as to take a bite out of one while my sister was in the process of eating it– and she ended up giving him the rest of […]


Stranded on a Desert Island

The other day while I was trying to fall asleep, a completely random thought crossed my mind, and I’ve been dwelling on it ever since: If you were stranded on a desert island, what one item would you be most grateful for if it appeared randomly. In this hypothetical situation of being stranded on an […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Spring Is Coming…

Spring Is Coming…

Maybe just not in St. Louis, yet. 🙁 Spring weather is something I’ve been looking forward to all winter, and I’m very thankful that so far we’ve at least had one spring-like day here in the Lou this year. I just wish that maybe the sunshine and relatively warm weather could have stuck around for […]


Random Thoughts About Jasper

Random Thoughts About Jasper

With spring quickly approaching, the level of fur balls in my apartment has reached an all time high, requiring me to sweep or vacuum at least once a day. If I were to come home one day and see that Jasper is now bald, it wouldn’t surprise me in the least, but as I don’t […]


Random Thoughts from a Day of Traveling

While sitting on the plane out to Vegas I started a little list of some of my thoughts, and decided my travel thoughts were worth sharing. The list below isn’t in any real order, so enjoy. 🙂 Thoughts about yesterday’s day of travel: Flying over mountains covered in snow is way cooler than flying over […]


Would you… Let a Stranger on the Street Borrow your Cell Phone?

The other day (Sunday afternoon), while Jasper and I were out for one of our many strolls, I was presented with a minor dilemma. I was approached by a young kid (it makes me feel very old to think of someone in their early 20s as young) who said his car was broken down and wanted […]


Famous Female Duos

After watching several clips and videos of Amy Poehler and Tina Fey hosting this year’s Golden Globes, I was a little sad that I didn’t take the time to watch the entire show live on Sunday evening. I don’t usually watch award shows, but think next time I hear this famous duo is hosting together […]


Would You Rather…

Be stuck in traffic for an indefinite amount of time OR take a detour and possibly get lost in a strange city? I realize this question seems completely random, but after a recent stint where I was stuck in some construction traffic, the thought of taking a detour crossed my mind. Since I was just […]


What Your Kitchen Says About You

Have you ever stopped to think about what the contents of your cabinets, refrigerator, or just kitchen in general say about you? In movies, mainly romantic comedies, there always seems to be the scene where one person makes a perusal of their date’s medicine cabinet, and while the medicine cabinet can answer a lot of intimate […]


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