Tuesday, April 15, 2014

WordPress Transfer

Hey guys,

I have been a bit MIA for a while and I apologize for that. I debated closing down my blog entirely as I wasn't writing like I wanted to, but I don't want to do that after all. I do, however, want a change of scenery. I've been using WordPress for a couple of my websites and have grown quite accustomed to it. I like it a lot and so I transferred all my entries from here over there. I will only be writing there starting today (after this post, obviously). I will be deleting this blog at the end of the month, as well. Please follow me there. Once this blog is shut down, I'm unsure if I'll transfer my domain name over or not. I may just let it expire so I can have a free blog.

My New Blog URL: 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Is it wrong...

... to have an instant feeling of dislike when you find out someone you are acquainted with doesn't have the same views as you? I'm guilty of this, but usually it only lasts for a minute before I realize that this is a free country and everyone is entitled to their own views, even if they differ from mine. I don't think I would like it if someone didn't like me because of my beliefs.

... to become obsessed with people you don't even know in real life? I'm guilty of this... I become obsessed with actors, actresses, authors, etc... I've never met them and I'm lucky if they notice me. Monday, a tweet that I sent got retweeted/mentioned by my newest celebrity crush (Matt Lanter). I was fangirling for several hours afterword and almost couldn't sleep because I was so excited. I created a fan site for his new television show Star-Crossed. I'm not entirely sure why I love it so much, but I do...

 My Tweet:

Matt Lanter:


I mean, c'mon... Matt is the epitome of gorgeous! I even told his wife I thought so... LOL I also got tweeted by another actor on the show Jesse Luken. 

His tweet:


 I didn't come here to talk about my nerdy conversations with random actors though... 

... to get angry with my sister when she expects me to be at her beck and call? I'm definitely guilty of this. I have a job. I work 40 hours a week, every week. Sometimes I don't want to use my gas, when I don't even have the money to get by, to run her around town on her errands. It makes me mad when she expects me to jump right to her. Yes, sometimes I'm not busy and I respond right away... sometimes I ignore her outright, which I know isn't cool... but sometimes I really am busy when she tries to talk to me and then when she gets snooty with me for not responding, it just pisses me off. Okay, that's all I can think of for now and I need to scoot and do my work. She doesn't have a job so I don't think she fully understands what it's like.

... to be considering deleting this blog? I've had this blog for a while and I've never really been good at posting entries regularly. I always plan to post and then don't get around to it. It's the last thing on my to-do list and I never get around to it. I don't feel like I have too many followers who don't have me somewhere else. I'm going to sleep on it, but considering this site is costing me money I don't really have to operate, I'm definitely thinking I might shut it down. *shrugs*

Friday, March 7, 2014


I am so excited. As many of you might remember, my best friend gave birth in December to a little boy. He was thirteen weeks early at his birth and weighed only one pound and fourteen ounces. From the day of his birth, Dylan has been a feisty little guy and has completely exceeded the expectations of the doctors. Less than two hours after his birth, he was taken off a ventilator and was only using a nasal cannula to breathe. He beat all of the tasks put ahead of him... until it came to eating. He had a hard time with bottle feeding. Pam was getting frustrated because she was so ready for him to come home. Well, fantastic news! After 86 days in the NICU, little Dylan is currently on his way home! Hurrah! I'm so excited for my bestie and her husband. I can't wait to go meet the little guy! I mean, after all, I'm sure to be his honorary auntie as Pam is like a sister to me, right??? Yep! I'm going with that...

I'm so proud of my boyfriend. On Wednesday when he got up for work, he stepped on the scale and didn't like what he saw. He decided that WE need to make some changes and I completely agree. I'm cleaning out my fridge and pantry tonight of all things unhealthy (we don't have much food so it won't be much of anything). Tomorrow I'm going grocery shopping and only getting healthy foods. When I told him that healthy groceries will cost more (cause he's about as tight as they come when it comes to spending money), he said that it was okay because he also decided that he was going to quit smoking. Two days later, he hasn't had a single cigarette even though he was tempted by stress at work. I hope he really quits this time and, with him on board, we can both get healthier! It's so much easier to lose weight when you have a partner to help you out.

There was something else I wanted to talk about, but right now I don't remember, so this will have to work. :)

Monday, March 3, 2014

Red Dyes

I'm allergic to red dye. Not like, deathly allergic. I won't swell up and die if I consume red dye. My face breaks out in a rash if I eat/drink anything with red dyes...

I figured this out when I was a teen. My mom would go to Arby's and get me a beef and cheddar (with Arby's sauce on an onion bun). About half an hour after I ate it, the skin around my mouth, my cheeks, and the bridge of my nose would break out in little red itchy bumps. It got to where I'd only order Arby's Melts (beef and cheddar on a regular bun). When I'd drink red Kool-Aids (cherry, fruit punch, strawberry, mixed berry, etc) or eat red popcicles, the same thing would happen.

I googled it and realized that a lot of people have allergies to red dyes. Hmm... So, lately Matt and I have been drinking a lot of Kool-Aid. Don't ask why... it's just good. Being the silly person I am, I bought red flavors and ended up with a rash for about two weeks straight. Last time I bought some, I didn't get any red in hopes that my rash would go away. It did.

Today, it's came back. I wondered why and then I realized that the Mio I bought has red in it. It's purple (mixed berry), but you need red and blue to make purple. I was drinking it in conjunction with the Kool-Aid so I didn't realize it was causing problems too... until now. Thankfully, the last of it is in my water bottle now and I won't be buying any more of this flavor. Bummer. I like everything that's red! Why do I have to be allergic to it???

Tuesday, February 4, 2014


I did something yesterday that could have gotten me in big trouble at work. I was very busy at the end of the day because I had procrastinated too much earlier in the day. I was rushing to get my work done (because it annoys me when I have to leave work in my basket for the next day - I feel like I'm starting off the day behind)... and... well, let me explain something first.

My boss signed up for this program where we buy Visa gift cards from a company. The company then gives us an extra 10% worth of cards each month. So, my boss buys $6500 worth of cards and they send us an extra $650. He and two of my coworkers buy cards from the office for a 10% discount. The cards that are leftover, we use for anything we need in the office - fuel, coffee, soda, food, etc.

Somehow I got chosen to be in charge of the cards. I keep all of the receipts and once a card is empty, I turn the receipts into my supervisor. Once a card has been verified as empty, I shred it... I'm sure you can see where this is going...

We receive our cards in the amount $250. I gave two cards to my coworker yesterday when she left to go to the store to get coffee. One was almost empty and one was a new card. She emptied the one and used $19.91 on the second. Both cards were laying on my desk. I had put a small post-it note on the card with a balance so I could write how much was left on it... the empty card still had its post-it on it from the last time it was used. I grabbed, what I thought was, the empty card and took it to the shredder. When I got back to my desk, I saw that the card still laying there was the empty one. I checked, just to be sure, and my heart dropped when I realized I shredded the wrong card... the card I had just shredded still had a balance of $230.09.

It was 4:55 pm when this happened and I leave at 5. I quickly emailed my contact at the company we get the cards from and told her what had happened. Luckily, I keep track of all of the card numbers in case anything happens... so I had that... and it came in a batch of other cards with the same expiration date... so I had that... I did not, however, have the CCID code on the back of the card. Once I got home, I logged into my work email and found the customer service number for the company. I called them, hoping to speak to a live human being. Unfortunately their offices were closed...

So, I sat at home, half the night, worried about this. I mean, losing $230 of your company's money is a big mistake. I decided that when I told my boss, I'd offer to pay for it because it was my mistake. I get my tax return back this week, so I'd have the money to cover it, though I REALLY didn't want to...

This morning, while I was getting ready for work, I had a genius thought... What if I got out the shredded pieces of card and could find the CCID number? Then we'd at least be able to use it for online purchases or something like that. When I got to work, I dug around in the trash and... SUCCESS!!! I found the CCID number... or so I thought. As soon as I got back to my desk with some other pieces of the card, I realized that the number I found was for the empty card. So, I went and dug around some more and, luckily, was able to find the correct CCID number. Whew!

I told my boss what had happened, since I knew we could still use the card at this point, and he told me that he wanted me to use that card soon... even if it was just to buy another gift card. At this point, I told him that I had called the customer service of the company and was expecting a call back telling me if there was anything they could do. Since then, they've called back, but they haven't given me an answer yet. So, now I wait... to see if they can issue another card. Haha... I'm so relieved.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Weekend Recap

Friday after work, I met my friend Megan and we went out to eat. We went to Monical's which is a pizza joint mostly in the Midwest. We ate our pizza and then went back to my house and sat in her truck outside playing that new Facebook game "Guess the 90s". I went in and Megan left around 7:45 or so. I changed my clothes and fed the animals. My cat has a urinary tract infection at the moment. I had to keep watching her to make sure she didn't pee on the carpet anywhere. It's rather annoying cleaning up pee spots everywhere... I do feel sorry for her though because UTIs aren't pleasant. While keeping an eye on her, I started to clean my dishes. I had been insanely busy with planning my friend's baby shower and hadn't done my dishes in about a week... The photo I shared is only slightly worse than what my kitchen looked like. Taking frequent breaks to check on my kitty, it took me about two hours to do my dishes. Yikes. I'm not letting that happen again, that's for sure! It was absolutely horrible! I went to bed shortly after around 10:30.

Saturday I woke up at 8 or so. I laid in bed until 8:30 and then hopped in the shower. Once I finished getting ready, I loaded up my car (in the pouring rain) to head to my parents' house. I had to run by the Dollar Tree to get some last minute things and some helium balloons. Then I went by McDonald's to get a quick breakfast and hit the road. I got to my parents' shortly before 11. I sat and talked to my mom for a while and then started decorating for Pam's baby shower. I decorated with all of the supplies I had and then made sandwiches for the guests to eat. Sarah (my co-host) arrived around 1:15. Pam and her family were already on their way, so Sarah and I rushed to get everything done. My mom's house looked adorable! I didn't take any pictures though... Sarah did. I hope she posts some on Facebook soon and I can steal a few. I was kind of disappointed with the turn out. Only half of the people who said they were coming did... the ones that did come are the ones that mattered most, but I'm sure it hurt Pam's feelings that only one of her friends came (other than the two who were hosting the party for her). Regardless, she got a lot of great gifts. The party was supposed to end at 4, but people stayed around until 6 or so. I helped my mom clean up and then left and went home around 7. I got home, relaxed for a little bit, and went to bed around 9:30. I was exhausted!!!

Yesterday I woke up around 8 or so. I laid in bed forever and finally got up. I worked on my new website for a while. I'm creating an entertainment-based website with news, reviews, previews, original articles, etc about anything entertainment-related. So far, my categories are novels, television, movies, music, video games, celebrities, etc. It's called Entertainment-Junkies.com and right now I'm accepting applications for authors for these articles. I'm not 100% sure of how the site is going to be set up right now, but I'm working on it. If you're interested in volunteering your time (right now I'm unable to pay for help, but will hopefully be able to do so in the future), please go to the site and apply. :)

Around 3, I showered and left my house to go to my parents' for Super Bowl. My parents' Super Bowl party was so small (my parents, my sister and niece, my friend Jen, and me) that my mom decided to make Thanksgiving dinner instead of normal SB foods... We had turkey, mashed potatoes, homemade noodles, corn, sweet potatoes, dressing, rolls... the whole shebang. LOL It was delicious and unexpected.

The game, in my opinion, sucked. It didn't even seem like the Broncos showed up. The commercials were okay... I LOVED the halftime show though. I thought Bruno Mars and the Chili Peppers nailed it. Jen and I were talking about going to see Bruno Mars in concert when he comes to Chicago this summer. Tickets should be on sale right now. Haha.

I got home late and went straight to bed pretty much. I didn't sleep the greatest last night, but I'll survive. I am going to Curves tonight. I signed up for a gym pact. If I don't go to Curves three times this week, I'll owe $5 for each day I miss. Considering I can only go to Curves three days in a week (because of their hours), I HAVE to go tonight. My gym bag is packed and in my car. Once I get home, I'll make something for dinner, clean up my mess, watch a little TV, and go to bed early... Hopefully... That's my plan anyway. Haha.

Sunday, February 2, 2014


So, I realize most people talk about their goals at the start of a new year. I didn't make any resolutions for this year really. I always fail so I thought I'd let myself get by without any this year... But here are some goals I'd like to achieve:

Have you heard of the 52 Week Money Saving Challenge? Basically each week, you deposit into your savings the same amount as whatever week it is. So the first week of the year, you deposit $1, the second you deposit $2, the third you deposit $3. This goes on until the last week when you deposit $52. Well, I get paid bi-weekly so I made my own Excel file with how much I should deposit each pay period. Now, the problem is that I always run out of money by the end of the year and start off the year with more money, so I did the Excel file in reverse as well:

I haven't started off the year with any money so there's nothing in my savings as of yet, however, I will be putting almost half of my tax return in savings once I get it back (by Friday). I've already done my taxes and they've already been accepted by the government with a deposited by date of the 6th. I'm also putting in a little extra because I would like to have $1500 in my savings by the end of the year and, with the extra from my tax return, that's where I would be. I've never had any money stay in my savings for an extended period of time because money tends to burn a hole in my pocket. This is going to be huge if I accomplish this. *fingers crossed*

I want to try to get myself on a healthy schedule of sleep and such. I want to go to bed from 9:30 pm to 6 am every day. This gives me half an hour to fall asleep… and if I sleep from 10 pm to 6 am every day, that’s 8 hours of sleep. I want to get up at 6 am instead of 7 so I’m not rushing around every morning. I want to maybe do a workout video in the mornings or go for a short walk with Rusty when the weather is nice. Then I want to get ready for work and have plenty of time to make breakfast and pack a lunch and snacks for the day. I want to go to Curves after work and then go home and make something for dinner, clean up my mess, and watch a couple of hours of TV before bed. I watch too much TV, I’m too lazy, and I’m tired of always feeling like my life is a big mess. We’ll see how this works, but that’s my new plan… starting ASAP.

It's back to Curves tomorrow, eating healthier, and being healthier in general. Let's do this!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

What qualifies a binge?

In mid-September of 2012, I apprehensively went to a doctor's appointment. I made an appointment to discuss my high blood pressure, but really for the sole purpose of talking to my doctor about my binge eating episodes. My doctor and I discussed what happened and how I felt during a binge. After discussing how compulsion runs in my family, it was determined that I needed to take a low dose of Prozac to help combat my binge eating episodes. Since compulsion runs in my family, my doctor thinks that mine comes out in the form of compulsive overeating and binge eating episodes...

I took my Prozac for about nine months total which includes about two months of weaning myself off the pills... With my personal definition of binge eating, I have not had an episode since my doctor's appointment in September of 2012. But, what constitutes a binge? According to Wikipedia:
Binge eating is a pattern of disordered eating which consists of episodes of uncontrollable eating. It is sometimes a symptom of binge eating disorder or compulsive overeating disorder. During such binges, a person rapidly consumes an excessive amount of food. Most people who have eating binges try to hide this behavior from others, and often feel ashamed about being overweight or depressed about their overeating. Although people who do not have any eating disorder may occasionally experience episodes of overeating, frequent binge eating is often a symptom of an eating disorder.
About one in five young women report that they have had binge-eating symptoms, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Women account for about 60% of binge-eating disorder symptoms.

Binge-eating disorder, as the name implies, is characterized by uncontrollable, excessive eating, followed by feelings of shame and guilt. Unlike those with bulimia, those with binge-eating disorder symptoms typically do not purge their food. However, many who have bulimia also have binge-eating disorder.
In my previous searches for binge eating information, I saw that some people classify it as eating more than 2500 calories in one sitting while some people say it's 3000 calories. There are a lot of different sites with a lot of different information regarding binge eating.

What do I think constitutes a binge eating episode?

Loss of control and being ashamed. Those are the biggest factors to me. I still overeat and I overeat often, but I do it consciously not because I lost control. I do it because I'm in the habit of eating more than I need to survive. I don't hide in my house alone when I want to eat... I don't feel ashamed after because I lost control... I feel slightly ashamed when I overeat just because I'm never going to lose weight if I keep overeating, but I'm not ashamed in the actual act of overeating...

Since September of 2012, I haven't sat at home eating because I just cannot stop. I haven't eaten until I'm physically ill and then felt so ashamed that I did it. While I do overeat, I don't believe that I've eaten more than 1500 calories in one sitting since my official diagnosis. The meals with that kind of calories intake are usually when I eat out at a restaurant or have seconds of an especially decadent dish I made at home. I don't eat an entire box of macaroni and cheese, four waffles with butter and syrup, and a ginormous bowl of cereal within a two hour period. That's the episode that made me realize I needed to seek help...

I think that that Prozac really helped me to understand when I was in a binge. I can now consciously make myself stop eating if I feel a binge coming on... and I do it often. I fought the urge to binge just the other night. I wanted to eat everything in sight even though I had just had a delicious and semi-healthy dinner... I forced myself to go to bed instead of binge. It has taken a lot of work, but I honestly feel like I've conquered my compulsive binge eating.

I just wish I could figure out how to control my overeating. While I no longer binge, I am still highly addicted to food. I feel like I need to discover a diet that tells me what to eat, how much to eat, and when to eat it. I think that the less control I have over what I can eat, the better I would do. People always tell me to buy only healthy groceries and to plan my meals in advance... and this works for a few days, but then it doesn't work anymore. I need a meal plan where I have no choice as to what I eat. Anyone know of any healthy meal plans like this???

Monday, January 27, 2014


I said in my previous post that I have a new celebrity obsession. Those of you that have read me for a while may know that I tend to get a bit obsessed with things. OCD runs in my family and mine comes out in the form of celebrity obsessions... (and compulsive overeating)... I'm not some crazy psycho stalker, but I get obsessive about certain people. For example, every show I watch, I get a crush on someone in it. I'm not sure that I can name any show where I haven't gotten a crush on one of the characters on the show... About 95% of the time, that person is a guy. Once I become obsessed, I watch everything that I can find with the actor/actress including interviews I find on YouTube. I also scour the web for other like-minded fans of said actor/actress... mainly in the form of fan pages.

My newest television show obsession is Freaks and Geeks. I had it on my Netflix list for a long time. I was looking for a show with only one season after watching eight and a half seasons of How I Met Your Mother. I wanted something short and awesome. The cast is what got me to watch the show to begin with. I mean, c'mon... James FrancoSeth RogenJason SegelMartin Starr, and John Francis Daley with guest stars like Rashida JonesShia LaBeoufLizzy CaplanKayla EwellBen Foster, and many more. I immediately thought, "This show has to be good."

Jason Segel as Nick Andopolis
I started it around 11:30 am on Wednesday, January 1st and was immediately hooked. I watched it (almost nonstop) until 1:45 am on the 2nd. I even had to work that day, but I didn't care... I was finishing this series! I LOVED IT! It's such a great show.

If you don't know what it is, the show centers around Lindsay Weir (Linda Cardellini) who is a smart and goody-two-shoes high school student in 1980. She starts hanging out with the burnout "freaks" Daniel (James Franco), Ken (Seth Rogen), Nick (Jason Segel), and Kim (Busy Phillips). Her little brother Sam (John Francis Daley) is a freshman and considered a "geek" along with his friends Bill (Martin Starr) and Neal (Samm Levine). It pretty much describes my life in high school and I can totally relate to it...

My crush from this show? You might think James Franco's Daniel because, c'mon, James Franco is pretty good looking... but you'd be wrong. My nerdy 16-year-old self fell in love with Nick Andopolis (Jason Segel). I actually posted this on Facebook at like 2:30 in the morning after I finished the series:
I find it amazing how different television shows make you feel differently about the same actor... I finally caught up on How I Met Your Mother recently and, while I enjoy Marshall on that show, he's definitely not my favorite character... yet today (or yesterday I should say), I discovered Freaks and Geeks and I absolutely loved the character Nick. I was rooting for him throughout the entire series... which I watched all in one day because I got hooked and seem to have insomnia. I wasn't really happy with where they ended it, oh well... but now, I gotta say, I'm a huge Jason Segel fan... and a big fan of Freaks and Geeks as well.
I mean, here's the deal... the dude is totally my type. I've always been attracted to tall (6'4"??? Yes, please!), lanky (which he usually is), and hilarious guys... Jason does not disappoint in any of these aspects. I also think he’s just really adorable in general. I love the photos of him with his sexy ginger beard… (as pictured to the right) or clean shaven… or just about any way, to be honest.

Did I mention the guy is hilarious? Wait… I did, didn't I? Well, he is. Since discovering my love for him as an actor, I have watched just about everything he's been in. This includes many hours of interviews he's done on YouTube. Never has anyone made me laugh as much as he does. The interviews he’s done with Paul Rudd are so funny my sides hurt from laughing so hard. Out of all of his movies, my favorites are Jeff, Who Lives at Home and I Love You, Man.

Jeff, Who Lives at Home is about Jeff (Jason) and Pat (Ed Helms) who are brothers. Jeff is a 30-year-old pothead who lives in his mom's basement. Pat is fairly well off with a good, professional job. Jeff thinks that everything is a sign. The entire movie, pretty much, is based off the fact that Jeff gets a phone call and the guy on the phone asks for "Kevin". He's positive that it happened for a reason. I definitely thought it would be more comedic than it was with Jason and Ed as they're both known for their comedy stuff, but it wasn't hilarious. Yeah, there were funny parts, but it was mostly a drama. I even cried at one point... I'd recommend it though if you haven't seen it. It was pretty amazing.

I Love You, Man has Jason and Paul Rudd as the main characters. Paul plays Peter who is a real estate agent. He gets engaged at the beginning of the movie and, after realizing he has no close friends, goes on a mission to find a best man/best friend. He meets Sydney (Jason) and yeah... It's hilarious. I love it and could watch it over and over again. Haha. Great movie.

Gary (Jason) and Walter
Jason has also said my new favorite quote from a movie:
You always believe in other people, but that's easy. Sooner or later, you gotta believe in yourself, too, because that's what growing up is. It's becoming who you want to be. You have to try.
- Gary from The Muppets
I watched this movie because of my Jason Segel kick... Heck, I didn't even know the movie existed. I did watch The Muppets as a child, but I hadn't seen anything related to them in years and years. I can honestly say that I loved the movie. It made me cry to see something so iconic from my childhood brought back in a beautiful way. I adored it... and I loved the cameos from some amazing actors/actresses. Just an all-around fun, family movie!

So, as you can tell, I am still pretty obsessed with Jason Segel. After scouring the internet, I was incredibly surprised to learn that he didn't really have a fan site! There are a couple of websites with his name attached, but they are either not up to date or not finished. An amazing actor and comedian like Jason deserves to have an amazing fan site… I can honestly say that I have had crushes on a lot of celebrities over the years, but none have singularly gotten me hooked enough to make a fan page for him/her. From what I've seen, Jason seems like a normal guy who has an awesome job. He comes off as being so laid back, down-to-earth, and sweet. He seems humble even though he's turned into such a well-known celebrity. It also amazes me how open he is. I mean, he doesn't shy away from being a grown man who cries... and he's said in several interviews that he has cried... like when Kermit first said a line he wrote or when his best friend moved out of his house to go to medical school... He’s said numerous times how he feels honored when people want to work with him... It's pretty cool.

Friday, January 24, 2014


I am majorly overwhelmed at the moment. I have this habit of biting off more than I can chew and getting stressed because I have too much on my plate. When I get into this place, I tend to shut down. I don't know where to begin to accomplish my too-ambitious to-do list so I do nothing.

I need to work on my Supernatural fan site. My website hosted a photo scavenger hunt that ran from mid-December to early January. I was hoping to have the results posted by the 12th of this month. Almost two weeks later and I'm not anywhere close to going through all of the photographs submitted for it. I still have a couple of week's worth of work on it, I'm guessing. Though I'm planning to spend quite a bit of time tonight and tomorrow working on it. Also, I do a whole new layout on my fan site each year. I haven't even updated a single page yet. Yikes. I need to do that as well. I'm basically going to be wiping away the entire site and slowly re-uploading all of the pages. I feel like I need to do this so that all of the pages are completely fresh. It's going to take a while. I'm hoping to work on that again within the next couple of days as well.

I also started a Jason Segel fan site. I have never considered doing a fan site for a single actor/actress before as most of them already have amazing sites and it's hard to keep a site like that updated. Well, when I became obsessed with him earlier this year (I don't even think I talked about that, I'll save it for another day), I searched for a great website for him and found nothing. We can't have that, he's an awesome actor and comedian and seems like an amazing guy. I started a site for him and hoped to be almost done with it by his birthday which was January 18th. That didn't happen. Bummer... I need to work on it again soon, but considering it's a new website with no followers as of yet, and I have so much to do on the Supernatural site, I'm placing this one on the back burner for a little while... This doesn't mean I love Jason Segel any less though. Haha. I would marry him and have his babies if he asked me to... Yeah, I'll definitely have to do an entry about him soon. I think I posted one on my other blogging site, but was too embarrassed to share it here. I've decided that part of what makes me who I am is my obsessions so I need to discuss that too... and I shouldn't be embarrassed about who I am. So, that's that...

I have been planning a baby shower for my best friend as well. She gave birth on December 11th, 13 weeks prematurely, to a little blessing named Dylan. Her baby shower was originally planned for February 1st and, after Dylan was born, she decided she wanted to keep it that date. It's hard to believe that Dylan is already a month and a half old... or 32 weeks, 5 days gestation. He's doing wonderfully... he's just over 3 pounds and off his nasal cannula for oxygen. They're guessing he'll go home between 36-40 weeks gestation. Since he's doing so well, my fingers are crossed that he'll get to go home closer to the 36 week mark. I haven't gotten to meet him yet! Any case, our mutual friend Sarah and I have been planning the shower. It's going to be at my parents' house next Saturday from 2-4 pm. Sarah and I are going out Sunday late morning to do the shopping for it. I'm excited! I just wish the people invited would RSVP already. We need a semi-accurate account of who's coming so we don't go overboard on food and supplies...

AND I've been slacking around my house. My to-do list there is extremely long. My bathroom needs thoroughly cleaned. My bedroom closet needs gone though... both the clothes and the non-clothes items. I need to finish rearranging the living room. My parents got us a new DVD stand for Christmas... previously our DVDs were just on a bookshelf. I need to finish moving all the stuff off the bookshelf so I can get rid of it and move some tables and whatnot around so the living room isn't all cluttered. I need to get caught up on laundry and dishes. I need to clean out my fridge... Ack. Why can't there be more hours in the day!?!

♥ My nerd worlds colide... books and Doctor Who! ♥
I've also let this blog go and I'm super sorry about that. I love writing in any form and I feel like neglecting this blog is neglecting myself. I don't know if that sounds weird or not, but I feel like I need to keep this blog up and write about my life just to be sane. I have been slacking on my book writing as well. Writing in general just isn't happening for me right now. That makes me incredibly sad. Writing is an outlet for me... I need to really put it on the front burner and quickly.

On the plus side, I've been reading more. I've already read three books this year and am about halfway through a fourth. Reading is the most wonderful thing. I love when I really get into books. I read a couple of books in a series that really hit home to me. I'm going to have to do some research and look into things... which I hope will help me in all aspects of my life. I know this is vague, but I'm not getting into anything about this topic on a public blog. *shrugs* I just wanted to bring it up to say that I know because of this series, my life is going to be bettered and that's an amazing thing... It's so completely mind-blowing that a series of books can affect a person the way the series has influenced me. Just sayin'...

Okay, I really think this entry is long enough and I'm hoping to have more up and running soon. Talk to you all later! :)