Monday, December 31, 2012

The 12 Days of Christmas Recap

(a little late... but I've been busy this Holiday Season)

 On the Twelfth Day of Christmas my girlfriend gave to me...

A Twelve Pack of Beer

Eleven Pickled Pickles (heehee) 

Ten Timbits

Nine Lady Fingers

Eight Laughing Cheeses

Seven Shortbread Cookies

Six Scratch Tickets

Five Gooooolden Baaaalls!

 Four Funny Movies

Three French Toasts

Two Turtle Doves

And a Peanut Butter Cupcake from Crave!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

30 Before 30... The List.

Last week I turned 29. Which means that I have one year to complete this list I created over the last few months. So lets get to it shall we? 

30 Before 30

1 – Host a dinner party for 6 people.
2 – Lose at least 30 lbs
3 – Lay on a beach in the sun while drinking margaritas
4 – Blog 30 days in a row
5 – Sing karaoke
6 - Have $_____ in savings (I know the number but I don't think I need to put it onto my blog) 
7 - Celebrate my 30th b-day in style!
8 – Write a good chunk of my book.
9 – Host a theme party
10 – Have a completely Sober October
11 – Do something that is completely selfless.
12 – Do something that scares me.
13 – Send 5 people cards for no reason in particular except to make their day.
14 – Forgive my sister…
15 – Wear red lipstick (not on Halloween)
16 – Write a poem that I’m proud of.
17 – Fly a kite.
18 – Play hooky from work and get day drunk.
19 – Watch every movie that has won an Academy Award for Best Picture. (already started this one! If you want a copy of the list let me know) 
20 – Create a funny youtube video.
21 – Try 10 foods I’ve never had before.
22 – Sign up for a fitness class and attend all classes. No excuses.
23 – Cook a new recipe every month – one that I’ve never tried before.
24 – Go on a vacation, somewhere hot. 
25 – Put a tag/sticker on ALL articles of my clothes and shoes. If I don’t wear it by the end of the year, get rid of it.
26 – Try to only wax my legs for the whole year, no shaving.
27 – Buy coffee for the person behind me in line at Tim Horton’s.
28 – Teach someone something new.
29 – Figure out the “art” of liquid eye liner. 
30 – Drink tea everyday. 

I will let you know how it progresses! 

p.s. - I totes need to blog about my birthday... it was truly the most magical day! And about Christmas. And about my 2012 in review. Oye... I just need to blog in general! 

Saturday, December 15, 2012

The 12 Days of CHRIS-mas...

The Boyfriends name is in the word Christmas (obvious...) so its even more fitting that I get creative and do a 12 Days of Chris-mas just for him!!!! 

Day 1 - A Peanut Butter cupcake from Crave 
(best cupcakes ever....!!! Check them out here.

Two "Turtle Doves".... get it. I'm so funny...

Three French Toasts!! Mmmmm!!!!!!!

Stay tuned for the days ahead!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

That time when I cracked under pressure…

This past weekend was my company Christmas party. One of the “fun” things we did at the party was some music trivia. Little known fact about me (well… only little known to anyone who doesn’t actually know me in person… I LOVE all things trivia. I watch Jeopardy every day. Its just how I roll).

For the game, each table was given a piece of paper with lines to fill in the song title and artist for 10 different songs. The DJ would play a small blip of a song and we had to guess it.

Well, our team was AWESOME and we rocked at it. The bosses thought that songs like 100% Pure Love by Crystal Waters would be “obscure” and “difficult to guess”… come on now…

Anyhoo… it came down to a tie between us and one other table. Each team had to pick a representative from the table to go head to head in a tie breaker round. One song. First one to guess the song name or artist wins.

My team picked me. It was a smart choice.

So I got up there in front of my entire company and their spouses and shook hands with my competitor. It was on like Donkey Kong.

I was in the zone.

They started playing a song.


Both of us up there looked at each other and started laughing. We had NO CLUE. Apparently it was some Brooks and Dunn song but they didn’t even get to the actual singing in the clip and it wasn’t any Brooks and Dunn song I had ever heard before.

So the big boss man picked a new song with the DJ. They said “you guys will definitely know this one!”

I got right back in the zone. Hands on my hips. Eyes on the ground so I wouldn’t be distracted by anything.

Song started playing.

BOOM! My hand goes up. I knew it right away.

So I blurted out the first thing that came to me when the microphone came near me


The Boss man says “yes… oh wait… no…. sorry, that’s not right!”

As he handed the microphone to my competitor I clued in to what I actually said and pulled one of these…

(at exactly 20 seconds... thats how I felt...) 

The song was “Gettin’ Jiggy With It” by Will Smith.

I knew that too. All the words floating around in my head were “Will Smith!! Jiggy!! Will Smith!!!” but instead I shouted out the album name.

Damn it. Five days later I’m still mad at myself for bombing.

After the other team got it right, I went back to my table. My adorable older coworker who knows how much I LOVE Jeopardy turned to me and said “you better not freeze up like that if you’re ever on Jeopardy now…”

*** As a side note, a very important side note, I would like to point out that one of the songs was “Hip Hop Hooray” by Naughty by Nature. I saw the other teams sheet after the game was over and they wrote “Hip Hop Away”. That is not the right song so TECHNICALLY we won. We don’t get the prize but I know we won and that’s all that matters… ***

Saturday, December 8, 2012

It's the little things...

Like spending the afternoon with your Grandma putting up the Christmas Tree. 

Seriously, how cute is she?