Thursday, August 2, 2012

I'm Back

I'm in desperation. My blog has been dormant these past few months.
I'll tell you what I've decided. We are going to have a revival, y'all.
I found a list of topics that I'll be following to get me going again. It's not my usual method, but as I said: I'm desperate here.

Today's topic: 5 ways to win my heart.
Ok, so this list is a little girly, I admit. But this should make things all the more fun and interesting!

Way 1: confidence. There's faked confidence, there's cockiness, I'm not talking about that. I'm talking about a healthy, solid self-confidence that says I know my strengths and I'm a valuable individual.

Way 2: humor. Wit and the ability to laugh at dumb things are hugely attractive.

Way 3: practicality. Someone doesn't have to be brilliant to dazzle me; practicality and common sense are impressive. I guess beyond this, but somewhat related is level-headedness. I think the term some might use is "even-keeled".

Way 4: activity. I like active people. There's something very unattractive about a person who relishes opportunities to be lazy. There's a call for the occasional relaxation and unwinding. But your leisure time should be focused on developing yourself and living life, not catching your favorite TV shows every night.

Way 5: tenderness. I love it if you still have a tender side like you did when you were a kid, and it's still there, only coming out at special times, in sweet lovable emotion.

So there you have it. My heart is yours if you've got them five. At least for a first date.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Products That I Love

I've wanted to share this for a while. I guess I need to get it written so I can move onto actually meaningful thoughts and leave this alone.

When I find something good, I can't help but blab about it. I try not to be overbearing, but for some reason I feel compelled to share the goodness.

First, WoodWick candles. My good friend Jay bought me my first at a Cracker Barrel gift shop. They come in many awesome scents, last much longer than a typical candle, and gently crackle as they burn. You just have to try one to appreciate it.

Next, the Clif bar.

Looking back, I don't know how I made it through a morning of back-to-back-to-back classes without one. You have to find which ones you prefer: I love the Blueberry Crisp. It is amazing. Other good ones are the oatmeal raisin, cherry almond, black cherry almond, and white chocolate macadamia nut.
Why am I raving? Well, a Clif bar is not just a sissy granola bar. It will actually tide you over and stave off pangs of starvation so you can comfortably be bored during a lecture rather than zoning out on account of hunger. Pack it in your backpack, your purse, your satchel, your day-pack. They are a great way to have food on the go when you don't have time/means/desire to prepare something more substantial. Read the story of how they were developed on the package. They are an all-around win. And you can get them 6 for $5 at the cheap big W store.

Next, Neutrogena Skin Clearing Shave Cream.

I only discovered this product in December. This one is a game-changer. It's not a foam or a gel, and it turns even a half-dull razor into a smooth-sailing grooming machine. I am completely sold and will likely stay true to this product forever unless something better is developed.

Next, a really vain thing. Confession: I hate being pasty-white.
My friend Kendall introduced me to the Walmart brand "Equate Healthy Glow Daily Firming Moisturizer". Lotion is good for your skin anyhow, and this helps create a subtle shade that takes you from brilliant-white to robust and colorful in a matter of days. It also smells really good.

And last, and probably one of the best (I saved it for last), my friend Brad clued me in on the amazingness.
Walgreen's carries an impostor fragrance that smells like Abercrombie's "Fierce". Do you know how amazing Abercrombie fragrances are? And do you know how stupidly expensive they are?
Brad was right. This impostor fragrance is spot-on and it LASTS. I had to experience to believe it. For $4, it's not a huge gamble. I have had more compliments on this fragrance than anything else I've worn. So until they stop making it, I'm with them for my fragrance needs.
It's called "Raw Power". And I think you'll love it.

Okay, now you know a few of my favorite things. Now let's move on to blogging about something more meaningful.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Where Have I Been?

Let the silence be broken. Or, for you Nacho fans, let the Silencio bruise his bunions.
Either way, I haven't posted this year at ALL! SHOOT!

You'd think I had a New Year's resolution to neglect blogging or something, but you are wrong. I'm still alive. I've just had a lot of work-y opportunities lately.

I've also occupied some of my "leisure time" (that was a joke) with Pinterest (a given), YouTube (a universal constant in my life), and a new iPhone app called "Draw Something".

All that, and add facebook, and my young modern self is completely ensnared in a cyber-spatial labarynth from which few, if any, escape. Is it any wonder I haven't been blogging?

Well, I'm posting this now to share with you some of my favorite guilty pleasures. I would post links, but for some reason (and don't think I haven't tried and tried and tried to make it work), I can't embed links in my posts on blogger. It doesn't work.

So, to share the goodness with you, I'm posting screen shots. Any time you're bored or need a laugh, or need to eliminate some "leisure time" (anyone living in Joseph City should be laughing at all 3 of those suggestions), take my suggestions for the best YouTube videos ever. Rewatch them if it's been awhile. I'm sure not all of them will be appreciated as much by you as they are by me, but I practically live by the humor I find in these things. It brings a smile to my face even during the most trying days.

Here they are:

And two of my absolute favorites, Harvard Sailing Team and Julian Smith (watch the Harvard Sailing Team videos in the order I have them arranged).

I have to add, if you haven't seen Glozelle on YouTube, check her videos while you're at it. May I suggest her "cinnamon challenge" video for starters.
Join me next time (hopefully not months away) for a post about "My Favorite Things".