Monday, April 4, 2016

This is Goodbye, Maybe.

Don't you just love/hate technology? It seems like the further we advance, the less patience I have for anything that's more than a couple clicks away. Hey, I've given the fact that we don't have flaying cars yet a pass all right, I refuse to barter when it comes to something as simple as online services.

A couple weeks ago, Google told me it was about time to renew my domain (yes, I got my domain name through Blogger back in 2013. That's all it is, just the address - and they don't even offer that service anymore) and that I needed to update my credit card on file. I spent a good hour trying to figure out how - I mean, eveything says "Just sign into your Google Admin console, duh!" But when you try to, it says "You need a Google for Work account to login." After telling Google to fight me, I finally found a place to update my card. Yay!

Then this morning I get an email saying my payment method failed, and I should update my card info. What the fuck ever, I muttered. That's when I started thinking seriously about it. Maybe I should just let die. I've struggled with finding my place and my voice with it ever since I decided to go mainstream bloggy in 2013. I never really made a big effort to make it a big thing, because I never really knew what I wanted my blog to be about - which has always left me unable to get seriously enthusiastic and motivated to blog here.

I think it's time for a change.

I do enjoy blogging, I just want to find my purpose. I want to start over. I think it would be a good time for me take a step back and evaluate what I would be passionate blogging about. Something that has me excited thinking all day, making notes, planning posts. Maybe it doesn't exist for me - maybe blogging just isn't my niche - but I want to explore more possibilities.

I always do love the planning part of things more, anyway. You know in video games, how you spend the first 20 minutes just getting your gear in order, selling junk you don't need, making bag space, spending talent points, and making sure your murdering outfit is on point? Yeah, that's my favorite part. I usually just do that and log off. 

So, thanks Google for being so annoying? I guess. I got some planning to do.

In the meantime, make sure to keep in touch!

Thanks for everything. Hope to see you again soon!

Friday, April 1, 2016

Friday Faves - 04.01.16

I'm literally making up this post for the sole purpose of not going to bed at 7:30pm. Like I did last night. Work is beyond stressful and busy and well, work - so laying in bed and letting the phone hit me in the face when I fall asleep is about all the excitement I've been able to muster for the past couple weeks.

Let's see how many Friday Favorites I can get through before I fall asleep at the keyboard, shall we?

We might as well start off with the only real thing on my mind right now - Game of Thrones returns in three weeks. THREE WEEKS. I'm as excited as nipples on a breastplate.

I know I'm years late to the party, but I'm obsessed with RHOBH. I can't help it. I love Lisa and Kyle and I'm pretty sure I'm Brandi. Well you know, the shorter, fatter, much more hairy version of her, anyhow. The benefit of watching it now though, is that when something happens I can just google it to find out the scoop! (Why did she leave the show? What surgery did she get done? Why are they called housewives?)

Yes, here I am in all my Miitomo glory. If you are as desperate to escape real life as I am and decide to download the app, add me! I have no idea what it does, but at least I can pretend to have friends. (And while you're at it, you can add me on snapchat with this name, too!)

I've been daydreaming about what my new bedroom/office will look like in our new place. I have no idea where that place is yet, but I've been pinning pretty office spaces like mad. Not that anything I touch will ever look like that - ever. But a girl can dream!

The other day I took this personality test, and found out I was an ISTJ. From what I've gathered, that basically means I'm a super introvert who has no friends and overthinks everything. Can't say I'm mad - it sounds exactly like me! (And guys, apparently that puts me in Hufflepuff. And even though I don't know what a Hufflepuff is exactly, I'm sure that knowledge will come in handy someday.)

Have a shitty Friday! 
(April Fools.)

Saturday, March 26, 2016


Isabelle just spent sprink break relaxing with grandma in the woods for the week. That lucky cuss. I honestly don't know how she survived more than an hour without wifi, to be honest. I made fun of her a lot about it, but in reality - I probably would have had a nervous breakdown myself. Shh. Our secret.

While she was on vacation, that meant B and I were empty nesters! For six full days! It's like we were teenagers again. (Well, I was a teenager and he was twenty something. Because with him being 11 years older than me, I don't really want to think about us together when he was a teenager.)

I know I really shouldn't kiss and tell, but - oh what the heck. I'm airing out all our spring break dirty laundry right here for the world to see! I don't care who knows it!

1. I slept in 30 minutes every morning. Sometimes it was like, 45 minutes even. I know, I shouldn't have indulged so much but hey, it's spring break! I didn't have to make sure Isa's shirt was right side out or see her off to school every morning, so my bed was the place to be.

2. We slept naked every night. Speaking of sleep, ohmigosh. You don't know sleeping bliss until you sleep naked. I slept a million times better. And yes, I do mean sleeping in the literal sense. Trust me, I ain't wasting free-naked-sleep-time on anything else. I know, I truly am such a catch.

3. No homework. Isa's homework may as well be mine, because I stress over it more than she does. She's been kicking serious ass this year so I don't really have much to worry about, but it's always there in the back of my mind as soon as I get home. That's why I love Fridays - I don't have to worry about anything when I get home - and this week was like five Fridays in a row. Now that's a party.

4. We ate fish. Twice. Whenever we make something for dinner that Isa doesn't like, we make her something separate to eat. Obviously, right? Well that "something separate" is usually food like canned soup or corn dogs. Don't get me wrong, Isa loves them, but I always feel some kind of horrible stepmother guilt watching her eat salad as I feast upon some kind of smoked tilapia piccata with a side of succulent mango chutney.

5. No surprise video chat. Isabelle and all her 5th grade friends have recently discovered some video chat app where they can all talk together. Apparently facetime and skype were just way too old school for these cool kids. I hate being on video. It's so bad that I have designated set "bra-less" times of the day, where I will be bra-less and therefore you will not be wandering around the house with any sort of recording device in your hand. But during spring break - it was all bra-less all the time. Ah yes, brings back fond memories of a more simple time. Where it wasn't so easy for an 11 year old to blackmail you.  

Yes, we sure made the most of our spring break week. 
Are we wild and crazy or what.