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???