Monthly Archives: August 2013

August Bucket List Completions

Leon’s Full Service

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Twain’s

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Canyon’s Burger Company (no pic b/c my whole office went)

Run a 5K

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Pour

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7 Cardinal Rules in Life

 

  1. Make PEACE with your PAST so it doesn’t spoil your present. Your past does not define your future – your actions and beliefs do.
  2. What others THINK of you is none of your business. It’s how much you value yourself and how important you think you are.
  3. Time HEALS almost everything, give time, time. Pain will be less hurting. Scars make us who we are, they explain our life and why we are the way we are. They challenge us and force us to be stronger.
  4. No one is the reason for your own HAPPINESS, except you yourself. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside.
  5. Don’t COMPARE your life with others’, you have no idea what their journey is all about. If we all threw our problems in a pile and  saw everyone elses’s, we would grab ours back as fast as we could.
  6. Stop THINKING too much. It’s alright not to know all the answers. Sometimes there is no answer, not going to be any answer, never has been an answer. That’s the answer! Just accept it, move on, NEXT!
  7. SMILE, you don’t own all the problems in the world. A smile can brighten the darkest day and make life more beautiful. It is a potential curve to turn a life around and set everything straight.

Songs That Defined The 90s

My favorite morning radio station talked about this list and I thoroughly enjoyed it. This list makes my heart happy. I’m off to download some of these songs!

 

66. Creed – “With Arms Wide Open”
65. Santana featuring Rob Thomas – “Smooth”
64. Eminem – “My Name Is”

63. Shania Twain – “Man! I Feel Like A Woman”
62. Blink 182 – “What’s Name Again?”
61. Limp Bizkit – “Nookie”
60. Smash Mouth – “All Star”
59. Ricky Martin – “Livin’ La Vida Loca”
58. Fatboy Slim – “Praise You”
57. Backstreet Boys – “I Want It That Way”
56. Britney Spears – “…Baby One More Time”
55. Lauryn Hill – “Doo Wop (That Thing)”

54. Brandy & Monica – “The Boy Is Mine”
53. Will Smith – “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It”
52. Puff Daddy featuring Faith Evans & 112 – “I’ll Be Missing You”
51. Celine Dion – “My Heart Will Go On”
50. Chumbawamba – “Tubthumping”
49. Third Eye Blind – “Semi-Charmed Life”

48. Radio Head – “Paranoid Android”
47. Sublime – “What I Got”
46. Fiona Apple – “Criminal”

45. Hanson – “MMMBop”
44. Spice Girls – “Wannabe”

43. Underworld – “Born Slippy NUXX”
42. R. Kelly – “I Believe I Can Fly”
41. Ginuwine – “Pony”
40. Alanis Morisette – “Ironic”

39. The Prodigy – “Firestarter”
38. Marilyn Manson – “The Beautiful People”
37. Coolio – “Gangsta’s Paradise”

36. Pulp – “Common People”
35. Oasis – “Wonderwall”

34. TLC – “Waterfalls”

33. The Smashing Pumpkins – “Bullet With Butterfly Wings”
32. 2pac – “California Love”
31. Dave Matthews Band – “Ants Marching”
30. No Doubt – “Just A Girl”

29. Björk – “It’s Oh So Quiet”
28. Hootie and the Blowfish – “Only Wanna Be With You”

27. Sonic Youth – “Bull in the Heather”
26. Nine Inch Nails – “Closer”
25. Beastie Boys – “Sabotage”
24. Weezer – “Say It Ain’t So”
23. Green Day – “Basket Case”
22. Lisa Loeb and Nine Stores – “Stay (I Missed You)”
21. The Notorious B.I.G. – “Juicy”
20. Pavement – “Cut Your Hair”
19. Wu-Tang Clan – “C.R.E.A.M.”
18. Mariah Carey – “Dreamlover”
17. Ace of Base – “The Sign”

16. Counting Crows – “Mr. Jones”
15. Liz Phair – “F**k and Run”
14. Spin Doctors – “Two Princes”
13. Beck – “Loser”
12. Dr. Dre and Snoop Doggy Dogg – “Nuthin’ But A ‘G’ Thang”
11. Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Under the Bridge”
10. Nirvana – “Smells Like Teen Spirit”

9. Pearl Jam – “Jeremy”
8. Metallica – “Enter Sandman”
7. R.E.M. – “Losing My Religion”
6. Right Said Fred – “I’m Too Sexy”
5. Boyz II Men – “Motownphilly”

4. C&C Music Factory – “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)”
3. Vanilla Ice – “Ice Ice Baby”

2. Madonna – “Vogue”

1. MC Hammer – “U Can’t Touch This”

Laughs

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Rules for Being Amazing

By Robin Sharma

Risk more than is required.

Learn more than is normal.

Be strong.

Show courage.

Breathe.

Excel.

Love.

Lead.

Speak your truth.

Live your values.

Laugh.

Cry.

Innovate.

Simplify.

Adore mastery.

Release mediocrity.

Aim for genius.

Stay humble.

Be kinder than expected.

Deliver more than is needed.

Exude passion.

Shatter your limits.

Transcend your fears.

Inspire others by your bigness.

Dream big but start small.

Act now.

Don’t stop.

Change the world.

Pinterest Quotes

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I actually quoted this on GoodReads, which shows up on my blog randomly.

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Shameless Boob Staring

 

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Some men are completely oblivious as to how obvious they are when they are looking at your boobs. Do men not know that generally when they are talking to a person, that person is looking them in the eyes, so they can see where their eyes are looking? Or is it one of those things that they don’t even realize they are doing it? Either way, I thought I’d share this article. I think it’s pretty funny, especially if it’s accurate.

Running

When I was little I was equal parts tomboy and girly girl. Over the years I seemed to have gottent rid of the tomboy part of myself. I played softball one year in middle school and I hated it. I suppose I’ve just never found anything that has kept me interested. Except gymnastics, but the whole doing a flip in the air and landing on a bar and not killing yourself really terrifies me.

As I’m nearing 30, it has become more evident that this tiny petite body I’ve always had won’t stay long if I don’t work at it. Overall I eat pretty healthy. I love all things cake and cupcakes, but in moderation. Not that I’ve noticed gravity taking place, but I want to be lean and tone. Jiggles aren’t cute. There’s no other way to say it. I’ve always been the girl that thought..

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In order to expand my horizons, my BFF decided we needed to participate in C25K. I actually agreed to do it! I figured that it would be fun to do little 5Ks in other cities. That way not only are we being all healthy and stuff, we get to travel and see different cities. It’s a win win, right? c25k

We decided a few weeks ago to actually go through with it and last night was our first night preparing. It honestly wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. At times I could feel my calves getting sore, but I wasn’t dying. I was pretty happy when it was over though. I’m a little sore today, but I was also sore from dancing over the weekend. Tonight is night 2. It’s a little scary to think that I can actually do a 5K.

My first walk/run is this weekend. My coworker’s wife asked us all to participate in an event for Lekotek. It’s a walk/run for 4 miles, so it shouldn’t be too hard. Wish me luck!

Peach Dish

Do you remember my post about Cold Life Organics? Peach Dish is similar to that, only they mail you food to cook!

You start by picking a package.

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Once you’ve picked a package and pay for it, the package is sent to you with the precise fresh ingredients and directions on how to cook your meal. The package includes an appetizer, entree, and dessert. Can that be any easier?

Check out their website for more details.

 

 

Girl Friend Circles

Being new to a city can be hard. You don’t know where anything is, you’re still trying to unpack, you only know co-workers and you’ve left all of your friends behind.

I stumbled across this thing called Girl Friend Circles. Per the website:

We introduce awesome women to each other for friendship. We know it’s sometimes easier to line up romantic dates than it is to figure out how to find other women who value making and fostering female friendships.

So we’re here to help. By matching you into small groups at local cafes for conversation in our ConnectmgCircles — we do all the work for you! Or, you can schedule events to our calendar; post a classified for the type of friend you’re looking for; or search our members to find someone to connect with on your own. No matter your preference, personality, or schedule, we will do our best to provide you with the online tools that help you make friends offline.

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Pretty cool concept for anyone moving to a new city. Check out the website here.

What Age Hangovers Are The Worst

 

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Have you noticed how hangovers seem to last for 2 days the older you get? I’m 29 and not only do my hangovers seem to last 1-2 days, but it seems like I can drink my normal amount to get a buzz, and I don’t have a buzz. Then when I get home and get ready for bed, I feel wasted. What is that about?!

 

Science shows 29 years old as the worst year of life for hangovers. From there it only gets worse. Wonderful, because I’m 29 and it only took 2 months prior to my 30th birthday to figure that out. I didn’t actually figure it out though. One of my guy friends posted an article on it on Facebook. Read it here.

27 Hilarious Disney Princess Texts From Last Night

One of my girl friends sent me this late last week. I was dying at some of them. Here are a few of my favorites. Enjoy!

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There are so many other funny ones that aren’t appropriate that I post. You’re welcome!

Match

Are any of you on Match.com? Three of my best friends are on or have been on at some point. I think that’s fairly normal this day and age.

Earlier this week I was at my friend’s place and she was browsing her matches. She came across a guy and she said “he looks like your type!” so I looked at him and I was like, yeahhh he does! So she handed me her phone and I started reading his information. On paper, he sounds like my perfect guy. The only things I wasn’t sure about is that he has 3 kids, he’s divorced, and he’s 38. My friend said, “V, you don’t even know if you want kids anymore, so at least he has that covered for you if you truly decide you don’t, and God made the internet!” hahaha Meaning for me to suck it up and sign up. I’m still not sold on the idea. First dates are awkward enough!

So, here is what his profile said.. Two days later and I can’t stop thinking about this guy. So weird. I’m adding my thoughts in teal.

38, woman between 25-40. Divorced, 3 daughters, athletic and toned, 6’1” Christian, doesn’t smoke, social drinker

38 would technically be out of my age range, but age is just a number, so they say. I never thought I’d date a divorced man. I’d be curious to know what happened, but I’d honestly want to hear her side of the story too. 3 daughters? Dang. Athletic, toned, 6’1″, Christian, doesn’t smoke and social drinker I am down with.

Interests: book club, business networking, camping, coffee and conversation, dining out, gardening, hobbies, movies, museums, music, nightclubs, performing arts, playing cards, playing sports, politics, religion/spiritual, shopping, travel, video games, volunteering, watching sports

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Sports & Exercise: cycling, dancing, golf, racquet sports, walking, weights/machines, basketball, billiards/pool, football, bowling, skiing, volleyball

nice..

Exercise habits: 3-4 times a week

about how mine are..

Political views: middle of the road

same as mine

Hair: dark brown

love dark hair

Eyes: brown

I’ve always dated guys with light eyes, except my ex. He had hazel green/brown. I prefer light, but that’s kind of picky, right?

I’ve been out of a long term relationship for a while and am ready to start dating seriously again. My sister met her husband on Match, so I’m looking forward to meeting some great people here and hopefully eventually find a person to spend the rest of my life with. I’m not in a hurry, or feeling desperate at all, but I’m feeling like its time to get a little more serious about this.

I’m not in a hurry either but at the same time, it’s nice to have someone there.

Here are a few things about me you should know:

I’m a confident person and am looking for someone with similar self-confidence. I’m also pretty independent and value that quality in my match. I love spending time together, but appreciate someone who is okay being on her own or with friends without me sometimes. I’m very intellectually curious and love to learn about: other people’s interests and tastes, new cultures, new books, intellectually stimulating movies and TV programs (although I watch very little TV), different faiths and religions, and really anything that’s new and different from what I’ve experienced before. I avoid the superficial and always try to find deeper meaning and understanding. I value intelligence and will definitely be interesting in your opinions, likes, dislikes, desires, career, relationships and everything else that comprises you as an individual.

I’m pretty confident and independent, dating my ex made me more so. I also watch very little TV and different faiths fascinate me.

I’m professional and a gentleman for sure, but am not overly concerned about social norms or being politically correct all the time. I’m an Aquarius and hence enjoy being a bit provocative and maybe even a little eccentric at times. I’m not afraid of public speaking, dancing pretty much anywhere, any form of spontaneity, must fun outdoor or athletic activities, or a little PDA sometimes. I’m a confident person and wont worry too much about what others think as long as we’re having a good time together.

Am I ever politically correct? I loathe public speaking. Most of the time the only reason I go out is to dance. He likes PDA sometimes, me too. It’s rare for me to care about what others think if I’m having a good time. I like watching sports, not necessarily playing, especially for competition.

I’m a bit of a tease and very sarcastic. I like a woman who can hold her own in conversation, and who’s not afraid to put me in my  place when I deserve it. I love dry humor and witty conversation. Its great to meet someone who sees humor and irony in everyday situations.

haha, I am very sarcastic and I am definitely not afraid to put someone in their place when they deserve it.  Not so sure about the dry sense of humor, I suppose it depends on how dry.

Friendship to me is key. I want to be my partners best friend, and want her to feel the same.

Ditto

I’m also a romantic… I know how to treat a woman like a lady and consider myself a gentleman.

Awesome! I love romantic men.

I’m very energetic and outgoing and am looking for someone who likes to be active indoors and outdoors. I like to plan creative dates and activities but also love heading out and doing something spur-of-the-moment.

Does being active outdoors include walking to my car? 😉  Love a guy that’s spontaneous.

Attraction is important. Chemistry is a must, but physical attraction is only part of that. A strong emotional connection has to be there as well. I’m a very passionate person and want to feel that connection, physically, mentally and emotionally.

Completely agree.

I think one of the best things I have to offer, is that I am a considerate and kind person. I like to be supportive of my partner in any way I can, and am a good listener. In the same way, I’m looking for a strong person but one who is also kind and caring.

Listening is SO important. Not only listening, but retaining that information. Consideration is another important factor to me in a relationship.

Some things that interest me: international travel, news and politics, hiking and biking, working out, nightlife, fine dining, movies, concerts, technology.

I like international travel. I mean, I haven’t done it, but I want to! Big fan of techie stuff, music, food, and being active.

I’m not big on emailing forever before meeting. I like to text and talk on the phone a little first and then meet casually for a drink or somewhere conductive to good conversation.

Perfect meeting date.

I have three adorable daughters that stay with me every other weekend. I have a good relationship with my ex. I have plenty of time in my life for love and am open to having more children in the future. I love kids.

Not sure how I feel about this. 3 daughters is a hand full. Although, the older I get I’m not sure if I actually want kids, so this might work. ha!

For Fun:

Variety is what matters to me when it comes to entertainment, recreation and dating. I prefer a combination of outdoor recreation, sports, games, movies, dinners and drinks, dancing, fine arts, concerts and anything else spontaneous that comes along.

Word.

Favorite Hot Spots:

My favorite places to visit are the Caribbean, Hong Kong, South America, San Francisco, Paris… I haven’t visited the Mediterranean yet, but would love to go. I also of course love the rocky mountains of Wyoming where I grew up.

Wyoming? I’ve always had a thing for southern men.

Favorite Things:

I love traveling. I’m really lucky that I get to do it quite a bit in my career, but id really like to take more travel vacations. I haven’t been to the Bahamas yet and I love so close! I’m not a big TV watcher, but I love movies.

Jealous. I wish I could travel and see places for work sometimes. I am also not a big TV watcher.

Last Read:

I enjoy keeping up on current events, business and politics. I love fiction as well – it keeps me sane and entertained when I travel. If I have a choice I usually prefer reading over TV. I’m currently reading The Social Animal by David Brooks.

I like men that can throw out a random fact or two about business, current events, etc.

My Occupation:

I’m an executive with a large consulting firm.

My Ethnicity:

I’m 100% Caucasian but speak Spanish pretty well as a 2nd language.

Sweet! One other guy I dated spoke Spanish as a second language too. I am always curious what people are saying.

My Education:

Undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering

 

Am I the only one that was impressed by that? I was talking to my boss about it on Friday and as soon as I said he was divorced he asked if the guy had kids. When I said he had 3 daughters my boss was all “yeah, you don’t need that.” haha Isn’t it funny how you can think someone is perfect for you and then upon further inspection they aren’t really? What a cruel joke, world. Well played.