Friday, September 27, 2013

What I've Been Doing

Yes, I know I said I was back. But apparently I am full of it, because I then went over a week and a half without posting.

But I have an excuse! I've been getting a life! Seriously. I am in such a great place right now: great friends, happy with my job, and even dipping my toes into the dating pool, which has been surprisingly way more successful than I ever anticipated (or maybe I don't have very high expectations?).

Right now, unfortunately I have caught the Death Plague Cold (TM). Of course, I am heading to DC tonight to see some of my fabulous friends that I haven't seen since January, so this will be wonderful. I can't wait.

Other things I've been doing...

Getting Thai food with the fabulous Heidi.

Drinking tea and hanging with my best girl on a sick day from work (while looking at The Daily Corgi, because corgis = awesome)

Trying to sell crap like this on Craigslist (can't imagine why no one wants it...)

Hitting up the Greek food festival with friends Joe, Anthony, and Heidi.

Taking Bella for frozen yogurt.

Trying to figure out what the hell to do with eight pattypan squash.

Going to the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire.

Taking pictures of bacon

Working at my brother's restaurant

Eating pumpkin funnel cake

Taking pictures of the last place I ran. I've really been slacking on that, and um, my first 5K is in oh, a week? Crap. Anyone have any good tips on how to be prepared to run a 5K when I haven't run in two weeks and am getting over a cold?

Monday, September 16, 2013

Friend Makin' Monday: Relationships and Dating

If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section here at: so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!

Relationships and Dating

1.  List five characteristics that you think are important in a significant other. 
Only five? Hooboy. Good person. Employed/self-sufficient. Wants to do fun stuff to me ifyouknowwhatImean. Loves animals. Not abusive/addict/alcoholic.

Oh my.

2.  If you had to choose between staying single for the next two years (as in, no dating at all,) or receiving $10,000, which would you choose?  
Wait, am I reading this right? I can take 10K AND get to date? Why would anyone want to stay single then and not date? I don't get it.

3.  What is your relationship status?  Are you satisfied with it?
I'm single. I recently got out of a five year relationship and while it has been hard, it's the right thing. So yes, I'm satisfied. I am dating.

4.  Would you date someone who has children?  
I would, but to be honest, it's not my ideal situation. But then again, what ever is?

5.  Would you date someone who’s shorter than you?  
Sure, if we are compatible in every other way.

6.  Would you date someone who has different political views?
Sure, as long as they are open to discussion and not a jerk about it.

7.  If you were going on vacation together, would you choose the beach or the mountains?  
I love both, but right now, I'd choose the beach.

8.  How do you show someone that you’re interested in them?  
I smile, I laugh, I touch their arm, I tease.

9.  Do you prefer to date people who are older than you or younger? 
Older. Mid-to-late 30s.

10.  Share some details of your dream date. 
Doesn't really matter to me as long as we get along, laugh, are attracted, and I get an awesome kiss at the end.

Now it’s your turn to answer this week’s questions!  Don’t forget to come back and link up in the comments!  Say hello to someone new too!  Happy Monday, friends!

Friday, September 13, 2013

I'm baaaaaaaaaaaaack.

I took a little break from blogging because of Real Life, but I think I'm back now. At least for a little bit.

I'll admit the reason I took down my blog for a bit was stupid: a boy. I was afraid a boy would find it and be like "WOW WHAT A FATTY, GROSS. DON'T WANT TO HIT THAT."

But then I realized, my weight is a big part of who I am now. And if a guy can't deal with the fact that I was once heavier and out of shape, do I really want him as a part of my life?

This isn't about a specific guy, it's just in general.


I'm weighing in at 209 pounds. I only lost 3 pounds in August, and suddenly I've lost about 4 pounds in a week or so. I don't know if it's because I loosened up with what I was eating or what, but I'll take it.

Holy crap, I kind of have a jawline now.

I've been spending lots of time being social with friends and it's been wonderful. I have a fantastic group of friends who have been incredibly supportive throughout the past few months, and I am so lucky.

This is Heidi, she is awesome. She is a writer of smut. You should see her butt. I adore her. That's Jeri behind her. I also adore Jeri. She is sunshine and unicorns.

That's Anthony, Heidi's husband. His teddy bear has a blog. And Jesse, Jeri's husband, who gives great hugs.

Mmm, pumpkin beer.

Riding a corgi into battle.

Street art.

Onward, friends.