Monthly Archives: June 2013
|June 30, 2013||Posted by V under bucket list, food, living life|
|June 30, 2013||Posted by V under bloggers, travel|
I saw this question on Ashley’s blog and I thought I would post on this subject also!
I think you all know who Luke Bryan is..
Buster Posey is the first baseman for San Fran Giants. He’s pretty good. Prior to the 2013 spring training season, Posey signed a one-year, $8 million contract with the Giants,followed on March 29 by an eight-year extension worth $167 million, said by the Giants to be the most lucrative in franchise history. The contract wiped out three arbitration years for Posey, locked in his services and value through the 2021 season and provided the club with an option for 2022. The agreement was the second largest in major league history for a catcher, exceeded only by that of Joe Mauer in 2010 with the Minnesota Twins.
I think most of you also know who Phillip Phillips is. He won American Idol’s 11th season. How much of an honor is this?! When asked about Phillips’ imitation of his style, Dave Matthews said: “More power to him, I don’t mind”, and added “He should kick my ass, [then] maybe I can retire and he can take over my band.”
What’s your place? What’s something interesting about your hometown?
|June 28, 2013||Posted by V under food, health|
One of the guys at work told me about Cold Life Organics. Basically CLO delivers organic fruits and veggies to your door weekly. You pick a package and sign up. That easy! You can skip a week if you’ll be out of town at any time and the best part is, there isn’t a membership fee. You only pay for the package(s) you select! How awesome is that? If you hate going to the grocery store like me, this service is pretty awesome! I was told that the package that is for 1-2 people has a LOT of stuff in it, so be prepared with recipes to use it all! They also have recipes on their website to help you out. They have thought of it all!
|June 25, 2013||Posted by V under advice, bloggers, dating, living life, marriage|
I came across this post on fellow ATLian Whitney’s blog. She highlights some reasons you should be happy you’re young and single.
- You can be selfish
- You have time to figure yourself out and what you want
- You can figure out what your deal breakers are
Check out her post! I agreed with all of it. As much as I’m ready to settle down, it’s nice to be reminded that I can do whatever I want without having to take into consideration anyone else.
|June 21, 2013||Posted by V under advice, love, marriage|
This blog caught my attention as I was browsing The Little Things We Do. I’m not married but I do intend to be in the next couple of years. These are simple little things that I thought were great ways to help protect your marriage. I will say that I think half of the battle of affair-proofing is marring the right person. Here are her tips.
1. Keep dating
2. Have sex
3. Take the time to touch
4. Put effort into your appearance
5. Maintain a bit of mystery
6. Be open and honest
7. Set clear boundaries
9. Share in each other’s lives
10. Check in
Click on the link at the top to read the full description of each!
|June 19, 2013||Posted by V under marriage|
….I like to do fun things. Life is full of adventure if you look for it. Concerts, road trips, the fair, a walk in the park..
…And you will know that no matter what, even if you don’t fit anything on this list, you were the love story that God wrote for me, I will love you from the top of your head to the tip of your toes. The rest of these things are just an added bonus.
|June 18, 2013||Posted by V under advice, change, cocktails, cray, friends, health|
Date rape drugs. It’s one of those things that you think could never happen to you if you’re careful. If you don’t take a drink from a stranger, stick with friends and watch your drink being poured, it could never happen. Right?
Until last weekend, I would have agreed. Last weekend two girl friends and I went to a beer festival close to my place. We pregamed by having a drink at my place before going. Standard. We planned ahead by calling Uber to take us there.
The beer glasses they handed out upon entry were the size of a double shot glass. None of us drank a lot while there. We ran into several of my guy friends so we hung out and chatted with them. I had a light beer, a dark beer and two cups of wine. We left to hang out with a friend of mine and I started feeling bad. I was so hot I laid on his bathroom floor sweating. My two girl friends – Ashley and Laura – came to check on me and I remember puking two times.
I vaguely remember being carried and almost dropped on the way to the cab by one of the guys. I remember Ashley telling me the cab was there and I face planted in the cab across the seats. The next thing I remember was her shaking me to make sure I was still breathing and telling me to sit up because we were at my place. I remember her stepping out of the elevator with me, holding me like a little kid. After that all I remember is waking up to Laura sitting beside me at my desk, watching me sleep. At that point I was fairly out of it, but sober. I thought I had just drank way too much and I got sick. After I got out of bed I took a shower. About that time Ashley came back and gave me something to make me not throw up. Perk of having a friend be a nurse. I ate a little bit and headed back to bed and they both left. Around 3AM I woke up and I was sick again.
Ashley had complained of a bad headache and at one point Laura felt sick. Again, we just thought that I somehow drank a lot and they just both felt bad.
On Sunday they both text to check on me and make sure I was feeling okay. I felt very tired and slept off and on till about 5PM. Ashley told me that she felt like she was floating above her body while she was at work, so she had her urine tested. It came back positive for benzos (benzodiazepines).
Some things to note about Benzos that scared the F out of me after researching:
- Benzodiazepines are sometimes used for criminal purposes; they serve to incapacitate a victim in cases of drug assisted rape or robbery.
- However, combining these drugs with alcohol, opiates or tricyclic antidepressants markedly raises the toxicity.
- The symptoms of a benzodiazepine overdose may include; drowsiness, slurred speech, nystagmus, hypotension, ataxia, coma, respiratory depression, and cardiorespiratory arrest.
She recommended that I get tested just to make sure everything was okay. The results were the same as hers…
Looking back, I don’t believe there is anything we could have done differently. I had my glass in front of my face the entire time I was holding it, I watched each vendor pour.. There is nothing that we could have done differently, except, not go to the festival. Ashley’s first thought was that maybe one of my guy friends did it, but she ruled that out when she realized that she didn’t even remember seeing him at the festival, which means it was already working on her.
How scary is that?! It freaks me out just typing all of this out. I have never blacked out. I have always been the type to get sick versus blacking out. I don’t like knowing that things happened that I absolutely do not remember. The other scary part is that I am on two anti-depressants. I could have died, or ended up in the hospital in critical condition. You just never know what kind of messed up people are out there. This is why it it so important to stick with friends as well.
|June 16, 2013||Posted by V under fam|
|June 15, 2013||Posted by V under cocktails, travel|
Have you heard of Uber? It’s an on-demand private driver. I personally am usually sketched out by the taxi drivers in Atlanta. Half of the time their credit card machine isn’t working, or either they don’t want you to use it. I’ve had this happen to me on more than one occasion.
With Uber, you can download the app and you link it to your credit card so there never has to be any cash exchanged. I believe the 20% tip is also factored in. You can select if you want a town car or a SUV to pick you up. They dispatch the driver that is the closest to you to pick you up so that the waiting period is short. When you are scheduling the driver, you can actually see how many cars or SUVs are near you. They are a 24/7 service which is great! They are also available in several cities.
A lot of times there are credits you can get if you have an offer code, so that’s like free cash! Every new rider will get you $10 in points. Enter the referral code below if you download the ap.
|June 13, 2013||Posted by V under music, new ish|
I have some new songs that I wanted to share with you guys! I love these songs!
I just like the song. The video? Dumb. Mariah stop trying SO hard to be sexy.
“what rhymes with hug me”
ha! I just found this video. nice song.
and one more.. it’s not new but mannnnn I want to move like Ciara
|June 12, 2013||Posted by V under books, cray, M|
Remember this post where I said I was obsessed with 50 Shades of Grey? When I wrote that I was still in the first book. Now that I am done with the third book, there are a lot of similarities between me and Ana and my ex and Christian. I don’t mean that he used to inflict pain on me when we were in the bed. Mostly just Christian’s issues.. Here are some quotes that hit too close to home. It’s like E.L. was a fly on the wall in my relationship. It’s unnerving.
He thinks I might leave if I know him. He thinks that I might leave if he’s himself. Oh, this man is so complicated.
|June 7, 2013||Posted by V under friends, funny, music|
On the way to the beach with my bestie, we listened to songs on my iPhone. Of course there were goodies from back in ’03. Wow, do I feel old typing that or what! I started noticing a theme in rap songs. Sometimes peoples names are mentioned and I have no clue who they are. This goes for songs ‘back in the day’ and songs out currently.
Here are some people that I have no idea who they are:
- Billy Ocean
- Bruce Bruce
- Mike Jones
- Lisa Ray
One of my friends brothers thought I said my dog’s name was Billy instead of Bentley about a year ago. We thought it was pretty funny so at times I will call him Billy. If he’s not listening to me, I will call his name. If he looks at me but doesn’t do what I ask, I will call him Billy and guess what! HE DOES WHAT I ASKED! It’s kinda crazy.
After our beach trip I decided to start calling him Billy Ocean. Just because, I mean, that’s funny. My bestie is getting a dog for her son and I begged her to name it Bruce Bruce or Mike Jones. She died laughing and she agreed to name him Bruce Bruce! hahaha YESSSSS!
Here are a few pics from the beach trip. The company I work for was nice enough to let us use their beach condo!
|June 5, 2013||Posted by V under clothing, health, loves it|
While this is not my ideal body for a man, I definitely appreciate what he’s working with. Even better that he did it for cancer. I’m blaming 50 Shades for my hormonal imbalance. 😉
|June 4, 2013||Posted by V under books, change, cray, dating, love, loves it, M|
Yes, I know. I’m probably the last person in the world to jump on the Grey bandwagon. My friend loaned me these books in December and I finally decided the summer was a great time to read them. What else will I do besides drink at the pool on my free Saturdays?
I ran errands ALL day Sunday. Literally from 2PM – 8PM. I had to unload groceries and other items and clean a little. Finally around 11 I decided to just open the book. I figured I would just read the first two chapters. Around 3:20AM I finally put the book down. Page. Turner. That my friends (that haven’t read it) is an understatement.
I am officially obsessed with this book. I am over half way through with the first. Yesterday at work, it was all I could think about. I had to go home at lunch! I was chatting with a friend of mine, and we both agreed that it was a life-changer book.
I’ve had the passion with an ex that is in this book, but not quite to the extent that they have it. It does make me wonder if I’ll ever have that kind of passion again. There were a lot of things wrong with that relationship (that’s another post for another day) but ultimately I know that real love will trump that relationship ten fold.
With paragraphs like this, how can you not love the book? This isn’t even the rest of this particular occurrence! For you non Grey people, this is actually the first time they have any physical contact.
I’m so obsessed with this book I’ve even started deciding on who I think should be cast in the movie. ha! Here are some of my choices.
What we know about her: She’s about to graduate college, she has fair skin and brown hair, doesn’t wear makeup, wears mostly jeans and Converse, beautiful, innocent but seductive, doe-like eyes, virgin.