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Things That Make Me Giggle With Glee

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1)      Gummy Vitamins. I discovered these little health treasures at Target a few months ago. I’m really bad at remembering to take daily pills (unless they keep me from getting pregnant) and vitamins are the worst. I never remember to take those. But these adult gummy vitamins are fantastic. I keep them on my nightstand and every morning I get to wake up to a tasty treat that’s good for me. And all you serious health nuts out there, don’t you dare write a comment telling me how those things have a bunch of sugar and gelatin is gross and blah, blah, blah. Taking crappy vitamins is better than not taking any at all.

2)      My nicely pedicured toes. I usually only get pedicures in the summer because constantly wearing flip flops makes my feet all dry and nasty. My mom and I went on Saturday and I was in feet heaven. We always go to a place called Finest Nails located in the Arbor Shopping Center on El Toro in Lake Forest. It’s very clean, the ladies are super nice and they always do top notch work. I sat in a comfy spa chair, they rubbed off my calluses, massaged my feet and painted adorable palm trees on my big toes. Just looking at them makes me relax.

3)      Wii Fit. Arguably my new favorite thing (it’s a tie between this and the iphone.) I have always hated organized exercising. I like doing active things like swimming and hiking, but going to the gym or taking an exercise class has never really been my thing. But since my lifestyle has changed in the past year and exercise is not longer a natural part of my daily routine, I’ve had to start putting time, thought and effort into exercising. The Wii Fit is something I can easily do at home any time I want. It’s fun and there are lots of different kinds of exercises I can do. My favorites are boxing and yoga. Plus my husband enjoys doing it, and he hates exercise more than I do! (just realized I started to sound kind of “infomerciallly” for those last few sentences. Sorry)

4)      My iPhone 4. Where do I even begin? I love the touch screen, the built in ipod, the voice recording device, the camera and the cute cover I got to protect it all. And don’t even get me started on the apps. Epicurious, CNN, Facebook, In N Out locater, Craft Finder, MLB At Bat, WordPress, HootSuite, Twitter, Instapaper, Shop Savvy, Fandango….I love them all.  I may never be able to go back to a regular cell phone again.

5)      Our fan. I love the heat, and Joe is pretty neutral towards it, so we usually don’t run the AC in the apartment. But sometimes we need a breeze to cool us down, especially when we are sleeping.  Enter the fan. We just aim that baby right at our bed and we are good to go. Its refreshing and cheap, two of my favorite things.

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Back to Blogging

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Am I only person who thinks about life in terms of blogs and Facebook posts? For example, something very funny will happen and I’ll think of how I can tell the whole world via Facebook status. Or I’ll be incredibly annoyed by something and construct a blog post in my mind. But honestly 98% of the time these thoughts never actually make it to print. There are two reasons for this. One is that I am one of those people who gets super excited and passionate about something and after some amount of time…sometimes 5 minutes sometimes 5 days….i just loose the passion and move on. Very rarely do I find something I love and stick with it. Thats why I waited so long to get engaged to Joe…I figured if after 4 years if I wasn’t over him yet it was safe to say I’d want him for life. So far, so good.

Reason number two is that I’m scared of writing. I haven’t blogged in months and when I finally logged into WordPress tonight I was shocked. People actuallly read this? And like it enough to comment on it? Crazy. Not only that, but I was recently hired for a fantastic job as a personal assistant, and one thing that really caught my future bosses eye was my blog. Who knew? I really need to get over my fear and insecurity. I love writing and its something I am actually good at, unlike dancing which I love but am only allowed to do when my single friends are not trying to attract partners. Of course I’m not always going to write brillant, thought provoking posts that inspire a string of comment. Sometimes my posts will just be average and sometimes they will be down right awful. But hey, no pain no gain, no risk no reward. So here is to what I hope will be a more consistent blogging endeavor.

Vaguebooking

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One of my absolute dearest friends recently shared with her Facebook network that she “finds it annoying how people blog and post about every aspect of their life.” I immediately got on her case about it because I knew I was one of those people she was currently annoyed by. The ensuing “comment conversation,” which also included her boyfriend and aunt, proved that I was the minority and there are several people out there annoyed by my hour by hour postings of irrelevant life events. Sad day! I totally understand where they are coming from…i can imagine how some people would find it annoying to hear that i just ate “the most amazing cake that tasted like a chocolate cloud” or that I am “sitting cozy in my bed listening to the rain.”  However, I post my life story because I love hearing other people’s life stories. If you just bought the cutest pair of shoes, tell me about it! I want to hear that you have a job interview tomorrow. I honestly love how social networking has obliterated privacy.

What I don’t love, however, is “vaguebooking.” I learned this term from urbandictionary.com and I love it. It refers to people posting vague facebook statuses to solicit a response from others. For example, “last night was a mistake.”  That doesn’t tell me anything. Now you are forcing me to choose between ignoring you and never knowing what happened last night, or giving in to your desperate needy cries for attention and asking what went wrong. Lame. The whole point of facebook is for me to know what is going on in your life without actually having to interact with you. If you don’t want people to know what happened last night, then take a tip from my bestie and don’t post anything. If you want us to know, then just come right out and tell us. All “vaguebooking” is doing is pissing us both off. And as anyone who worked with us at Y summer camp three years ago knows, pissing off Brianna AND Amanda is never a good thing.