Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Beer Spiller Dude

Lately I have been toying with the idea of online dating again.  Previously I have done it and I met some cool pen pals, but nothing really came to fruition.  I also was very lucky and never had to deal with stereotypical dillweeds of Tinder and Bumble.  Blame my low bullshit tolerance on that one... Bye, Felipe.

The thing is, when you have an amazing tribe of girls who are all single, you all complain and start thinking about all of you dating and doing this whole app dating thing together.  It can be fun, it can fill time while you all sit back and finish bottles of wine...  Your friends help with the superficial swipe and later help with the awkward first messages and in some cases (yes we have all done it), appear on first meetings... Safety in girl friends!

It all sounds like so much fun, right?  It isn't!  Dating is freaking exhausting, even more so when your phone is constantly yelling at you about your matches expiring.  The last thing I really want to add to my work, home, friend, workout schedule is a dating app, but I was at a loss and everyone was doing it, so I again downloaded Bumble and it was exactly what I described above... Torture.  Absolute torture.

I have been sitting in an internal battle over this whole dating app crap and honestly it is quite comical.  I really don't want to meet someone from an app.  Wouldn't it be such a better story to say we met at a bar when my sandal got stuck to his shit?  Or that we bonded over a mutual love of Bob Seger?  Better yet, that he spilled his pitcher of beer down my back?  Of course, there is always the bookstore or grocery aisle to meet as well...  

Recently my disdain of meeting on an app was firmly placed into concrete when a guy walked by me at a bar, my flip flop actually got stuck to his shirt ( I was sitting like a lady on a tall bar stool) and he spilled his pitcher all over my legs.  We ended up talking after quite a bit of shit talking about the spilled beer.  The conversations were laughable and the excitement of meeting someone new was palpable.  At the end of the night, we didn't exchange numbers and went our separate ways, but it made me realize that without a doubt, I DON'T WANT TO MEET ANYONE FROM A DATING APP!

I don't want this picture perfect image and filtered lifestyle.  I want to see the nitty gritty and find out your sense of humor and what you do for a living in our first face to face conversation.  I don't want to text for months on end and have those conversations fizzle and be left wondering why.  

I don't want app perfection, I want messy life experiences.

So thanks Beer Spiller Dude for being the reason I realized what I knew all along!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Apple Cider Vinegar

For awhile now, I have been working on being a whole lot healthier. This entails exercise, weight lifting, eating more whole unprocessed foods, while getting in my supplements, enough water and greens every single day. As if all of that isn't enough, I've decided to add apple cider vinegar(ACV) to my list. 

For as long as I can remember, people have been swearing by ACV and it's health benefits which include- weight loss, bone density, appetite control, diminishing heartburn and overall gut health. These all seem like positives, so why not?! 

Each website calls for different dosages. The one o preferred over all others was 1 Tablespon mixed with cold water first thing in the morning so that is what I have chosen. I also read you can do this same mix up to 30 minutes before each mean to suppress the appetite....  This might actually work, considering you may want to die after the shot!

Another website suggests mixing it with 1/8 teaspoon of baking side, letting it fizz, add water and downing it. The 2nd grade scientist of my conscious tells me this is a terrible idea considering baking soda and vinegar cause a caustic chemical reaction. Don't know about you, but I don't really feel like have my insides explode!  Besides, who would clean up that mess?!

Today is day 2 of this magic shot first thing in the morning and so far all I feel is full as in I ate too much for my stomach to process everything.  Hopefully it gets easier and better with each day that passes, after all I have 28 days left to go. 

Who else is a ACV shooter?  How long have you done it?  Any tips? 

Thursday, August 3, 2017

It's Football Time

Holy hell, it has been a dismal 6 months without football!  But guess what, tonight its BACK!

Really it is pre-season, but who freaking cares!

My life will now be filled with the boys of fall Monday, Thursday and Sundays.  Don't call me on those days, I already have plans!

Once again, I am hosting the She Loves Football fantasy football league and there are still a few openings.  It is a $10.00 buy in, winner takes all.  We are online drafting on Friday, August 25th at 5:30 p.m. PST, 8:30 p.m. EST.

This is the perfect league for ladies starting out in Fantasy football.  Hope some of y'all join us!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

30 Things

30... I could NOT wait to be 30 and in the blink of an eye, the year flew by and I am officially 31.  Here's a few things from 30-

Life moves faster the older you get. 

Be assertive and stand your ground when you know you're right. This doesn't mean you don't have to listen to the other side, but hold true to who you are and your beliefs. 

Friendships grow stronger and some end, both are ok. 

Travel- it's keeps you from becoming stagnant. 

Go out, have that glass of wine. 

Invest in yourself- education, hobbies, pedicures. 

Walk away when something isn't right. 

Stop and take in the beauty of the world. 

It's ok to take a break. 

Plans change. 

Laugh and laugh a lot. 

Your body will treat you and well as you treat it. Work out, go walks, stay moving. 

Your life won't turn out exactly as you planned, doesn't matter. Enjoy it. 

Read a book, even if it takes all year long. 

Be unapologetically beautiful in who you are. 

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Walking Away

Over the course of my life I have had to make decisions to walk away from things that no longer serve or suit me.  Sometimes it is a relationship or friendship, sometimes it is an actual person that you can't even be around anymore, jobs, classes, volunteer work, lifestyles.. You name it, there is something we have all had to choose to walk away from.

Last week I left my volunteer position with the community cheer program.  It was hard, but a day after my decision I slept better than I had months.  What it really came down to was black and white for me.  It no longer served as a happy and peaceful position, but instead filled me with dread and worry.

It made me realize that as we become more "adult" in our lives there are things and people we have to let go of so we can grow and create the life we not only want, but deserve.  I also saw the light that people I was "close" to aren't really my kind of people.  They never saw me and they never actually respected me or my position and that is ok for them, not for me,

If there is something that just doesn't make you happy anymore, no matter how hard you try, it just won't work.  Most importantly, it is ok to walk away with your head held high as there are great things waiting for you at the end of the stressful, disrespectful tunnel.

Monday, July 10, 2017

The Happenings

Here we are at the 2nd Monday in July and I am back over here , in my little corner of the internet.

Not a lot has happened, but I will catch you up anyway.

4th of July was a  fun filled weekend, even though I did have to work on the 3rd.  My little community had fireworks on July 1st and I had some people over to enjoy them from my deck.  On the 3rd, I headed to a friend's house and we walked to her neighbor's to watch fireworks from his deck.  The 4th was spent at a friend's dock, enjoying a couple of beers and the company of good friends.  It was a calm and peaceful 4th.

Cheer season is starting up and I find myself in quite a conundrum.  I am not happy or excited for the season to start and I am starting to be thankful that I don't have kids, because subjecting them to youth sports and the political bs on the side is insane.  I have to give props to parents who keep the bs out of their kid's lives and their own.  I have to remind myself that I have no dog in this fight and I can walk away from it, without repercussions.

I started a venture with It Works as a Distributor.  After years of being a Loyal Customer I came to the conclusion that it was time to get a little something more out of the company I had been buying products from.  I promise to share my favorite products with y'all over the next couple of weeks.

I also have become addicted to "Jane The Virgin" on Netflix.  I. CAN'T. STOP. WATCHING!  It is so all over the place and crazy, but in a good way.  Plus it has filled the void since I have been dying without new episodes of GOT.

That is about all I have got for now.  Hopefully you're all happy to see me back around these parts!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Dietary Preferences

Last week I went out with a few friends for dinner and to catch up.  We have always discussed different eating options.  In fact this group of us have done Whole 30 before and one of us is now a modified paleo eater.  This got us talking about people and how rude they can be when it comes to lifestyle changes and eating.

My entire theory is that if you are eating a specific way, you need to bring your own snacks and food, much like a person with allergies.  This prevents any host from feeling like they have to accommodate everything for one particular person.  While I do believe a good host will offer something special for someone with dietary restrictions, I don't believe it is necessary.

 However, eating a particular way has made regular eaters a little bit judgey of those eating differently.  For me, this first started in junior high school.  I loved pretzels with mustard and have always been a water drinker.  A girl at my lunch table looked at me and said "what are you, on a diet?  You only ever eat a pretzel and water."  I wasn't on a diet, that was my food preference at 13, but why did it matter?  It is something that has only gotten worse.

This brings me back to the conversation form last week.  One of the ladies had gone on vacation with her husband and another couple.  She packed her paleo approved items and never once expected the other couple to adhere to her lifestyle.  She said the other husband was a bit rude about her lifestyle choices, yet she opted to make a paleo dinner for everyone one night and surprise surprise, everyone loved it,

While it can be irritating to people outside of your dietary preferences, you should have to lie and say you're allergic.  Frankly, how you eat is no one else's' business.  The thing is, even if you don't agree or understand, you need to be supportive or keep your mouth shut.  It doesn't matter if someone only eats tree nuts and water, if they are taking care of themselves and not pushing their lifestyle on you, you shouldn't push your lifestyle on them.