Sunday, September 30, 2012

Sunday Snippets: Duke football team

They played this video at church this weekend and I just loved it!  Hearing guys talk about their faith is so hot.

Duke Football Story from Josh Sliffe on Vimeo.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

I like this

I smiled. I squealed. I cried. I like this a lot.  Definitely worth watching.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


I've been a little blue lately.  I had a crappy week last week due to a million little things. And this week I am getting sick.  I am really trying to fight the urge to complain...but that is what a blog is for right?

I still need to do a post about my San Diego (yes I went back) and Vegas trips 2 weeks ago.  But not tonight.

I need to update the bookshelf blog with the two books I read on my trip.  But not tonight.

I still owe Heidi a guest post for her blog.  But not tonight.  (sorry Heidi!)

My to-do list and inbox for work are out of control and I need to reign them back in.  But not tonight.

Tonight I am sulky because I am getting sick, just had a crappy week, and I just want a boy.

I want a boy to give me a long hug and kiss the top of my head and tell me everything is going to be ok.

I want a boy to bring me home a bag of peanut M&Ms because he knows I've had a bad day.

I want a boy to go to a haunted house/hay ride/corn maze with me.

I want a boy to go to the fair with me and win me a stupid prize from one of those stupid games even though I think they are a rip off.

I should say I want a man and I do, but I also want him to have some boy left in him that likes to do stupidly sweet things for me and be silly with me.

Oh well I am sure it will pass but lately I've just been kind of blue about everything.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Guest Post- Heidi

I'm traveling this week.  Right now I am back in San Diego for work, but today I leave for Vegas for vacation!  I'm doing the Vegas trip with some people who are high rollers and really like to party and not sleep, so I am a little nervous.  Say a little prayer for me that I survive the next 4 days!

While I am gone, please enjoy a very special guest post from one of my bloggy friends Heidi:

Hi 30 Before 30 readers!

My name is Heidi, and I blog over at Bartlebee's Bumblings about school, friends,

and my boring life as a 21 year old college student.

I like the idea of things to do before I turn thirty,

and I have started several lists of my own,

but I always get distracted researching the things on the list and never finish!

So, in honor of Suz's list,

I've decided to create a list of my own, but with a twist.

I combined her idea of a list with a "If you really knew me" list, inspired by Danielle from Sometimes Sweet.

So, here's 21 things you would know if you really knew me:

1. I am not very outgoing until I get to know you well. I pretty much don't talk to new people. I don't mean to be rude, I just prefer to listen.

2. I am a picky eater. Tomatoes are the bane of my existence, to the extreme that I don't even eat ketchup.

3. I hate being touched. Unless I initiate a hug, stick to a wave for your own safety.

4. I am a klutz. I injure myself walking into walls all the time. My nickname in high school was Crash.

5. I am only an English major because of #4. I love science, but klutzes and chemicals don't mix well.

6. I have never seen a single Star Wars, Star Trek, or Indiana Jones. I was apparently raised under a rock.

7. I was that kid that desperately wanted to be popular in high school. I was a cheerleader, but I was never popular.

8. I used to hate my sisters. Now I want to be my sisters. One's in school to be a chiropractor, the other an emergency room doctor.

9. I used to play "Doctor's Office" by myself when I was little, where I was a doctor's receptionist. Now, I actually am a receptionist in a medical facility. Dream come true? Not really...

10. I sometimes dream about growing up in 1912 Brooklyn alongside Francie Nolan from A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, my all time favorite book.

11. If I'm mad, or just hanging out with my roommate, I cuss like a sailor on leave. If I'm not super worked up, I make up my own cuss words.

12. I love clothes, but I hate clothes shopping. When you're in between sizes like me, shopping becomes a nightmare.

13. I am easily distracted. I have been known to start several projects and completely forget about them ten to twenty minutes later.

14. I've had the same best friend since I was 13. She's my exact opposite, so much so that we can't agree on a design for our best friend tattoo.

15. I have been riding horses longer than I have been walking. Here's photographic evidence:

(To be precise, this is a mule, not a horse...)

16. I have my own mule. She's the one pictured above, and her name is Baby. She used to be my grandma's, but Grandma doesn't ride anymore.

17. I am a small town, country girl through and through. I get nervous in big cities, seeing as how I went to a high school of 117 people total, including the staff.

18. I am in the Honors program at my university, and I can't stand it. It was fun up until it wasn't.

19. I love to bake, but hate to eat what I make. Cake baking is my stress release, but I am sick of cake, so I usually give it away.

20. I started blogging because of Frills for Thrills. Sarah is the daughter of one of my coworkers, and I'm friends with her sister.

21. I am jealous of Suz. Girl has her life together - owns her own house, works for an awesome company, has the cutest animals ever. When I grow up, I wanna be her!

Well, now that you all know me a little better,

don't be afraid to hop on over and say hello!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Yummy Food Around the Triangle

I have been so slack on blogging lately.  Seriously bad blogger.

I tried some awesome restaurants recently and I didn't take any pics.  BAD BLOGGER, I know!  But here are some reviews...

First up Beasley's Chicken + Honey in downtown Raleigh.

It was so stinking cute.  The drinks are served in mason jars and it has a distinctly Southern feel.  Fullsteam has created an exclusive beer for Beasley's called Beasley's Honey White and it was delicious!  We went during downtown Raleigh restaurant week and got the $20 special- it included a salad, 1/4 chicken, 2 sides, and a dessert.  The salad was great.  The chicken was amazing and I am not even a fan of fried chicken.  It was perfect and drizzled with honey.  YUM!  I got the mac and cheese and collard greens for my sides and they were scrumptious too.  Dessert was caramel pecan pound cake with vanilla ice cream.  It was all so good!

Next up is Greer Street Garden in downtown Durham.

They have a cute little outdoor seating area that was perfect for the mild August night!  To start I got the Jalapeno Cheddar Hushpuppies (so freaking good!!).  I also got the grilled pimento chesse sandwich witch fried green tomatos on it and fries.  The sandwich was huge!  On Texas toast!  It was as amazing as it sounds. But it was so filling!  I only ate half and took the rest home for lunch the next day.  The fish tacos also looked delicious here.  I will have to go back and try them!

Finally, last night I tried Oro in downtown Raleigh.

One of my friend's husband is the manager here so it had been on my list to try.  I went with a friend and we got a lot of things and split all of them.  I love this because I love trying new things!  They had a cocktail sampler where you got to chose 3 cocktails and get little 2 oz. samples of each.  I got the Jamacia Me Crazy (good), Pleasure and 'Pagne (too strong tasting for me), and the Skinny Cucumber (my favorite!).  For food we got the Caesar Salad (amazing!), Shrimp and Grits (to die for!), Mac and Cheese (ok), and the Fish Tacos (ok).  For dessert we got the Banana Bread Pudding and it was so freaking good I wanted to lick the plate!

Oh and last Saturday we had a food truck rodeo at church and I was able to try an Only Burger.  Sooo freaking good!  And their fries were really good too!

Still on my list to try soon is Dame's Chicken and Waffels in Durham.  Soon my friend, soon!

This weekend I might try out somewhere else new in downtown Raleigh because I am going to Hopscotch!

Lenovo is a major sponsor of this music festival.  We have a VIP party that overlooks the headlining concert at City Plaza.  I went last year and got to see the amazing show The Flaming Lips put on.  This year's headliner is The Roots.  I am going to try to get down there early and check out some of the day shows and hopefully get to try another yummy food place before heading over to the party!  Any Suggestions?