January 26, 2015

Wait, Who is This?!

Occasionally in life, things happen that make you think "why me?"  I'm certain I have those days more often than others and lately it's to the point that a friend has been begging me to start blogging again.  I think I should be offended, but my compass has always been a little off.

It's no secret that I've been in/out of a couple of relationships in the last year.  Which is actually really hilarious considering I usually go years without a boyfriend.  When it comes to breakups, I'm the "out of sight, out of mind" kind of gal.  As soon as I can get rid of all the evidence that the relationship happened, the better.  This includes deleting his phone number.  Once or twice, this has come back to bite me in the ass.  Which brings me to last weekend...

There I was, taking a post-dinner nap on a Friday night, being the wild-woman that I am.  I wake up to a text from an unknown number that says something to the effect of "Ok if I say hi?"  The ex and I broke up on mutual terms and I still have nothing but love for him so of course I said yes.  We exchange texts for 5-10 minutes and his birthday is right around the corner and I know he's having a hard time with it so I ask if he's ready...

Turns out my OTHER ex-bf from this year also has a birthday coming up and this is who I've been talking to the whole time.  Unfortunately, we did not breakup on those same friendly terms and I was less than pleased to be having the conversation.  Lucky for him, I was too shocked to say anything I would have probably said otherwise.

What I want to know is who else does this stuff happen to?!

January 7, 2015

Break-up? Perk Up!

I don't know if you know this, but I'm kind of a big deal when it comes to relationships not happening and not working out.  A professional, if you will.  Here are a few tried & true methods, sure to get you back on the saddle in no time!

1. Cry.  Let yourself be completely consumed by the feels.  Hiding it helps nothing.  Plus, sometimes people bring you presents if you're extra sad.    
2. Drink.  I'm partial to wine and vodka, but any booze will do. To adequately get through the process, you should at least be drinking the equivalent of a bottle of wine per night for the first 2 weeks.  If you're me, it's the first month.  If you're smart, you'll make friends with your local liquor store clerk so you can spare the judgement and speed through the line. 
3. Move on.  Now that you've allowed yourself to be swept up in your emotions and consumed enough booze to fuel a frat during pledge week, you're ready to move on.  May I suggest a venture down the yellow brick road of online dating?  Any of the sites are an easy way to see who's on the market without really having to put yourself out there.  Dip a toe in.  See how it feels!

BUT I should warn you: trying any of those may result in you being forced to start over with the crying and the drinking. It's not pretty out there in the dating world.  And the grammar?  Ooooh the grammar...

January 4, 2015

This is Thirty?

You're supposed to spend your twenties having fun and figuring out life so that you're not a complete and total disaster in your thirties, right?  Somehow I missed that memo.  Instead, I sit here in my studio apartment, surrounded by neighbors who partake in Marijuana Monday and Weed Wednesday seven days a week. I'm recovering from not one, but two relationships ending in the past 12 months. I've lived in OKC for 3 years and I only know like 3 people.  And, thanks to shitty insurance coverage, just racked up a load of medical bills.  

On the plus side, I'm a mere 4lbs from my high school weight.  Take that all you Freshman 15-ers! Nailed it.

So what's next? Beats the hell out of me, but I'm along for the ride.  

April 1, 2013

30 Before 30: Doin' Werk

Good news!  Today marks Day 1 of  a few of my 30 Before 30 list items:  

#9:  Do 50 Push-Ups... At One Time
1.  Why?  I have ZERO upper body strength.  I have to concentrate really hard to even flex my left bicep.  Did you just get embarrassed for me?  It's cool.  In case you're wondering, I tested my skills on Saturday night.  I finished 1.5 push-ups.  My mom did 8.  I suck.

2.  How?  Several people have told me it's gonna be tough.  I get that, but I have a plan!  My theory is that there 52 weeks in a year so if I start now and add 1 push-up a week, I'll be Muscles McGee by May 8, 2014.

Hopefully it'll help me develop a little more core strength too.  I'll be damned if I can't manage a headstand at Christmas next year...

#13:  Read 10 Books - Half of Which Must Be Classics
1.  You can read?  I can, in fact, read.  Probably even faster than you.  Wanna race?

2.  What am I reading?  "Here I Go Again..." by Jen Lancaster.  Clearly it's not one of the classics, but she's a pretty hilarious author.  

3.  Has Ms. Lancaster written anything else?  Duh.  A couple of my favorites:  Bitter is the New Black; Bright Lights, Big Ass; and Such A Pretty Fat.  Check her out!

#27:  Give Up Drinking Pop For a Whole Year.  
1.  My weakness?  Pepsi.  

2.  Why is this so important to me?  In high school, I gave up pop for the 40 days of Lent and ended up not drinking it for 2 years.  Then I started drinking rum & cokes.  Lots and lots of rum & cokes.  Then I'd get up and have a Pepsi to help calm my hangover.  It's time to get healthy and ditch the sodas again.  A small step toward lookin GOOOOD when I round the corner to 30.  Boom!

3.  What am I going to miss the most?  Obvi Pepsi is high on that list, but I'm also going to miss Cherry Limeades from Sonic.  Summertime isn't quite the same without 'em!

February 19, 2013

Thank You, Mr. President(s)

Unless you are currently living under a rock, you probably know that Monday was President's Day.  This means that the stock markets were closed and I got pretty much the PERFECT end to my long weekend of moving.  You have no idea how much I needed to not go back to work right away.  First up:  I'm so incredibly thankful that my parents are still willing to help me move after all these years!  That being said, if I don't stay at this apartment for at least 2 years, I'm probably going to be disowned soon. 

Fireplace & Puppy Corner

View from my couch

My lovely little kitchen and bathroom
This little place is cute as a button and I'm so excited to be living so much closer to Downtown, Midtown, and the Plaza District!  Seriously - I'm just a hop, skip, and a jump from all the good stuff!    

So what did I do to recover from the crazy weekend?  SLEPT IN!  It's been so long since I got to stay in bed until I felt like getting out of it... so obviously I had to take full advantage.  After moseying out of bed, I FINALLY got to try out Kitchen #324.  For months now, I have drooled over photos and Twitter posts showcasing their dishes without having a chance to sample them myself.  Since we were both off work, the manfriend (first mentioned here) suggested we try it out.  Uhhhh.... DELICIOUS.  Do yourself a favor and eat there often.  

While we were downtown, we decided to head down to the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum.  I had never gone and walked around the Memorial and neither of us had ever been to the museum.  I assumed we'd be in and out of the museum in 30 minutes or so.  Wrong.  If you've never been, remedy that.  The museum starts out on the morning of April 19, 1995 and takes you through the entire, tragic day and the days following.  A somber visit for sure, but totally worth it.  

So my dear, past Presidents - thank you for being awesome enough to get me a day off work and an extra day to explore this beautiful place they call Oklahoma City.