Friday, September 30, 2011

Meeting Hell - So I Write Notes

I haven't blogged in a while - sorry. Work really sucks right...doing the work of five with only two people can prove to be really tiring after a while. With that said, I'm a little demotivated and jaded when it comes to the ra-ra work in point, a recent department meeting.

This meeting was Tuesday and was 4 HOURS LONG - that's right. So, since my maturity level hasn't advanced since about the 11th grade, I started writing notes to Kelly...and making fun of people...and, overall, making this meeting a little more bearable.

When I came back and looked at the notes I'd taken - I seriously laughed out loud. 
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My favorite elements are the drawing of a 'deer in headlights,' along with the comment that someone needs a flatiron. Ha!

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Speedy Gonzalez

I’ve never claimed to be an athlete. 

My physical activity includes going to the gym and I recently started doing ‘private boot camp’ with Jennie (as in the two of us meet early in the morning and do a bunch of different boot camp-style workouts together); but I have never labeled myself as ‘fit,’ ‘a runner,’ ‘in shape,’ etc. 

I also feel it appropriate to note that when I was in 7th grade, someone told me I ran like a duck…I was scarred for life. 

Back to the story...

During the summer, Shane and I (and some friends) joined a co-ed kickball league. Running is/was clearly involved. During one of our games, that happened to follow a 4th of July trip to the mountains/river, someone asked (after I ran to first base) if I had sand in my shoes. My first thought was ‘No, I didn’t wear these shoes to the river' - thinking that he thought that I literally had gotten sand in my shoes. Please note that I’ve never labeled myself ‘smart’ either.

Later, this comment was clarified for me – it meant I was a slow runner. What makes this even more sad is that I had just commented to my friend, Danielle, that I was proud of myself for running so fast at that game.

SO – to prove myself, I bet that I could run the 40 yard dash in under 10 seconds. Then, after a few beers, said I could do it under 8 seconds. This is total reasonable since NFL players, who run for a living, can do it in like 5 seconds, right? 

UM, TOTALLY RIGHT! I ran like the freaking wind and ran a 7.17 second 40 yard dash - holla!!!! There was video taken, which I may share at a later date, and after reviewing the footage – I do indeed look a little slow. But, based on my time, that is clearly just an optical illusion! This girl is FAST!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Payless and Target Shoes - Have You Seen Them?!

I'm not usually a big Payless or Target shoe fan. Why? Weellll, I feel like sometimes their shoes look cheap (maybe just to me) and I prefer to spend just a little bit more and get something that is real leather and will last a while. 

HOWEVER - I just looked at the Payless and Target websites and was quite shocked at their fall selection! I may have to go against my prior feelings and snag some of these bad boys!

Payless Faves:

Women's Kora Platform Sling $34.99

Women's Hitch Lace-Up Shootie $34.99

Women's Pearl Platform Pump Christian Siriano for Payless $59.99
Target Faves: 

Women's Xhilaration® Karima Leather Boots - Brown $49.99


Women's Merona® Manette Double Buckle Tall Boots - Tan (out of stock online) FIGURES.

 These shoes are shown on the Target shoe homepage but when you click for more information it gives an error message and I cannot find them anywhere else on the site...but they are so cute and I would totally buy them - IF I COULD FIND THEM!

These all make me so ready for the fall! What do you think?