Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Kids Say The Darndest Things

Do you remember that show with Bill Cosby? It used to be one the shows my families would watch together when I was younger. And let me tell you, after working as a preschool teacher they really do say the funniest things. I don't even know if I really think about them as children anymore because the things that come out of their mouths sometimes are way beyond what you think a toddler would or should be saying.  As a case-in-point, my little four-year-old cousin is too funny. We were sitting at dinner on Sunday and she just keeps talking about the most random things while I'm having conversation with her mom.

Me: Lilly, this has nothing to do with Netflix or eating your food. Why aren't you eating your food?
Lilly: *smiles* Because I like talking.

I couldn't even be mad at that answer because that's something I would have said, and probably did, when I was her age. But the best part of the conversation came about five minutes later.

Me: Eat your food! Why won't you eat?
Lilly: Because I'm tired.
Me: Ok, well tired people don't eat strawberry shortcake (a.k.a. the Wegman's tart on the counter she had been eyeballing) because they're too tired.
Lilly: I didn't say I was tired.
Me: Yes you did. You said you weren't eating because you're tired.
Lilly: Umm...No, I didn't say tired. I said tire...wheel. Tire wheel. I'm not tired.

All I could do was laugh. 1) She was lying like I didn't hear the words just come out of her mouth 30 seconds before. 2) I don't even know how she came up with a good word association that fast.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Is It Too Late To Start The Year?

What's that you say? I'm a month late. January is almost over. Yes, yes I know, but allow me to explain. This year started out as a total bust. It went down without ever having the chance to be up. Contrary to what that may imply for some, I'm determined to bring it back. This is the year of the dragon. And guess who just happens to be a dragon? That's right, me! So while you all are starting to forget/ quitting your new year's resolutions, this dragon is just getting hers all together. Let's go back about a year. 2011 is what I'm now referring to as the "transition period." It marked a lot of changes for me. I started a new job, watched friends get married & pregnant, interviewed for a MAJOR dream job (and didn't get said job), scaled back on work that I love, took some design classes, switched work out routines (also major), traveled, and reached year goals. The year didn't turn out exactly how I planned, and, honestly, I'm not even sure how I'd hoped it would turn out anymore. I do know that it turned out how I needed it to. All the things that happened throughout the year good and bad, I accepted them and learned from them. I made big changes to lead my life in the way I wanted it to go and I plan on continuing that through the new year. So as I finish this cliched new year post, I'm not going to give you my resolutions (yet) or proclaim this to be "the year of GG." (I know I already said it's the year of the dragon, but that's according to the chinese new year. Take it up with them. I just happen to fit the description.) In fact, I will only claim it to be transition year, part 2.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Flashback Friday: Off The Wall

I still can't believe he's gone, let alone that it's been two years. There will definitely be a lot of Michael in rotation this weekend. Truly missed. I'm going out to live life off the wall and hang out Whip It-style. Happy Friday!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Inspiration Of A Shoe Addict

Sorry for the lack of blogging. I've neglected this page the last couple of weeks. I'm over at Screen Time, too, if you miss me or just want to catch up on some TV shows or new trailers. My room has become rather neglected, too. It's in serious need of some spring cleaning. As I was looking at my shoes the other day I noticed a sad trend. Almost all of my shoes are either black or gray. There really isn't much variety, color-wise. In fact, my whole wardrobe could use a little color! 
Here's some shoe inspiration that's left me drooling. I know I've included black shoes in here, but I think it's fair to say that these are all a must. Look at the lucite turquoise heel on those Charlotte Olympia shoes and the barely there geometric shape of the Andreia Chaves. A MUST! Agreed? I wish my shoe closet looked like the ones below. Instead it looks like this....

It's slightly more impressive in person. By impressive, I mean cuter.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Record Store Day

Today is National Record Store Day. I was hoping to drive down to Richmond, walk around Carytown, go to some record stores, and visit my favorites RVA shops, but that didn't happen. I'm actually glad I didn't go because this dreadful weather would have totally ruined it for me. So instead I'm staying indoors and spinning some of my favorite vinyls already in my collection. 

"If you ever get lonely, just go to the record store and visit your friends."
--Penny Lane, Almost Famous