Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Shoulda put a ring on it

As much as I HATE this song, I have to give this guy major credit for totally out-dancing Beyonce'

...and more than that, I have to give credit to my Dad and brothers for giving him a run for his money during a drunken, beerpong induced impression session! Back up dancers like whoa!

Happy New Year!

The holidays have kept me extremely busy, and unfortunately away from my blog. Boo to that. Hopefully when the dust settles and I have time to reflect, I'll put up a bunch of post-holiday goodness for you to enjoy.

In any case, I hope everyone had a wonderful 2008 and are all looking forward to an even better 2009. If you're making resolutions, good for you. Stick to it.

Here is my New Year's Resolution: Love Every Minute.
Love the people, the moments, the experiences, and the memories all year round. You only live it once, so make it worth it!!

Ok, enough of the cliche pep-talk! Everyone be happy, be safe, and have a WONDERFUL New Year's Eve!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Beer Belly for the Holidays

With so many sweets and treats this holiday season, it's easy to fall behind on your workouts and gain a few extra "holiday pounds." Even if you think you're making good decisions by avoiding the big-time belly-busters (candy, pie, chocolate, buttered everything), you could still be racking up the calories in your cup.

According to Gold's Gym, at least one-fifth of the calories you consume come from things you drink. So check here and "Think Before You Drink" this holiday season. Gold's Gym has put together a list of popular drinks, their calorie content, and how much you'll need to work out to burn it off. Makes me pretty depressed about my holiday cocktail choices already!


Thursday, December 11, 2008

Movie of the Season

Compliments of Blitz Weekly...

12 Reasons that "A Christmas Story" is a modern classic:

12. "Fa-ra-ra-ra-ra-ra-ra-ra-ra"
11. "Don't forget to drink your Ovaltine"
10. "Nadafinger!"
9. Ralphie's pink bunny outfit
8. Scut Farkus' yellow eyes
7. "Oh Fuuuuuuuuudddgggge"
6. "Randy... how do the little piggies eat?"
5. "Fra-Gi-Le... it must be Italian!"
4. "Where's the glue?" "We're out of glue." "You used up all the glue on purpose!"
3. "I triple dog dare ya!"
2. "Alright, I'll get that kid to eat. Where's my screwdriver and plumber's helper? I'll open his mouth and I'll shove it in!"
And Of course...
1. "You'll shoot your eye out, kid!"

If you haven't seen this movie, shame on you. If you have, then you smiled at every one of these reasons and you're going to go check when the next time TNT does their 24 hour marathon showing. I know, I can't wait either.

Happy Holidays

From the group "Straight No Chaser" at Indiana University.


Monday, December 8, 2008

Just plug it

This time of year, everyone can get a little jealous of the power strip.

They are responsible for running so many of our decorations: trees, lights, animated decor, train displays, tacky inflatable cartoon characters people put in their yard, and so much more! They also help keep all of our new gadgets and toys running constantly so we never go through withdrawls or anything because our iPod isn't on while we're playing PS3 and searching the internet on our laptop.

I mean, every cord should have a little resentment for the Strip. But what would we do without it?

Lone Star Christmas

I went to the Gaylord Texan hotel in Grapevine this weekend to check out their free Lone Star Christmas display in the atrium. It was beautiful! If you are looking for something to do, or some cool light displays to go see this holiday season, I would definitely make this one of your stops. There are 1.2 million lights throughout the display, plus a gigantic gingerbread house, a 50 ft spinning christmas tree, live reindeer, and Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus! And again, everything is FREE!! There are also several bars and restaurants, so people of all ages can be entertained. This is "don't miss holiday spot" for sure!

Plus, if you're extra special you can check out the ICE! exhibit there too. I haven't been to that show yet, but as soon as I go, I'll report back. :)

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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Handmade Awesomeness

I support the handmade. In fact, my goal was to purchase everyone's gift this holiday season from the handmade version of eBay:

Unfortunately, that goal will be about as sucessful as the one I made to run 3 miles every morning. I'll do it a few times, but no way I can commit 100%. But I have purchased several gifts from the crafters on etsy already and plan to make a few more. Perhaps you should do the same...

take a look and support the handmade movement.

For the love of dogs...

**disclaimer: I try not to be negative or judge others, but this recent online discovery has made it impossible for me to not judge. I'm sorry.**

Ok, I am a dog lover. I have grown up with dogs (not like in a weird cavewoman raised by the herd kind of way) and I know I spoil all of my pups rotten.

HOWEVER, and I state this with utmost certainty, I will NEVER create a "MySpace" page for my dog. I can't believe that one person decided to do this, let alone hundreds of people that would make it necessary for an entire website to be dedicated to them:

Are you serious? Not only is it bad enough that you, as a human, took the time to create a profile for your dog that includes things like "Hobbies: chewing, running, digging in the yard" but I can't even begin to understand why you would think it's ok to post on other "dogs" pages with posts spoken as your pet. "I love to run outside and my mom says I have the loudest bark on the block!"

Really? You've got to be kidding me. Let me guess, you also created a profile on "". Well, let me give you a little hint- sitting around pretending you're a dog on a computer is NOT going to get you a whole lotta dates. Try coming back into reality as a human and meeting someone in the real world.