Thursday, January 31, 2013
Friday, January 25, 2013
It's Friday, my boss is out of town until next Tuesday, and that only means one thing: half day at work :)
Linking up with Leslie for Confessional Friday, these are my confessions:
:: I have driven into work wayyy too much the past two weeks. Parking in downtown Chicago is NOT cheap.
:: I seriously have the best acupuncturist ever! She has helped me out with so much and I have so gained so much knowledge about my body and health/beauty regimens. You should all check out Jenny's blog and have a look. I promise you'll learn something great!
:: I just learned about "oil pulling" and will be trying this health regimen out this weekend. I knew I bought that tub of coconut oil for a reason!
:: I am excited to try out all of the crock pot recipe suggestions I got from some of my fellow bloggers. I will be buying the ingredients I need and will be attempting the recipes next week.
:: I think it is wayyyy too early for stores to be selling bathing suits and sandals already. C'mon! We haven't even had the worst of winter yet.
:: I plan on doing some much needed retail therapy this weekend. Watch out, credit card!
:: I am literally counting down the days until summer. Words will never express just how much I hate winter AND spring. April showers bring May flowers? Yeah, no. Not here. Shove those flowers up your frigid cold ass. Give me my 85 degree weather and a beach, thanks.
:: I have been itching to take a trip to Disney World lol. Seriously. I've been telling my roommate for the past two weeks that we need to go back. Road trip this summer?
:: I need a major cuddle session with Mr. Firefighter. He started a new job with a new fire department earlier this month and his schedule has been ridiculous. This has led me to be very cranky and bratty.
I am excited for my date night with one of my best friends, Maria, tonight. Every Friday when I head home to visit my parents, I make it a priority to have a coffee/movie date with my girls from back home. I think today will be our last Friday date night for a looooonnnng time because Maria will be starting dental assistant school for 8 months and it interferes with girl time :( But I'm SO proud of her and know she's going to do GREAT. Get it, girl!
So on another note, Valentines' Day is coming up. How do you girls celebrate? Do you like to go out and do something, stay in, go out that weekend? Last Valentine's wasn't so great. My grandpa passed away that week and it had me in the worst of moods. And this year, I have no idea what's going to happen. I kind of want to just skip over the holiday. Let's celebrate my birthday instead :)
Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Guys, I am wiped out - energy wise, that is. I can already tell it's going to be one of those days. Didn't help that I came in to work and was welcomed with a snippy e-mail from my boss. Ugh.
Last night, I had a mandatory police orientation to attend in order to be able to take their physical and written exam this Saturday. I went, sat there for 2 hours with a really sore ass (thank you dinky high school cafeteria seats), drove home in a mini snow storm, and now I'm cranky.
One of those damn days.
Anyway, I came across an article on Yahoo that just warmed my heart. Jacob Rudolph, a highschooler, was given the Class Actor award and this was his response:
"Most of you see me every day. You see me acting the part of "straight" Jacob, when I am in fact LGBT. Unlike millions of other LGBT teens who have had to act every day to avoid verbal harassment and physical violence, I'm not going to do it anymore. It's time to end the hate in our society and accept the people for who they are regardless of their sex, race, orientation, or whatever else may be holding back love and friendship. So take me, leave me, or move me out of the way. Because I am what I am, and that's how I'm going to act from now on."
There is nothing more that I love than seeing people stand up for theirselves. I just absolutely love it.
I can only imagine how difficult it is for kids, and even adults, to go every day pretending to be someone they're not. Kids are so mean and judgmental, especially this generation, and I can only hope that Jacob's example inspires someone out there to not be ashamed of who thery are and speak up. We are all equal.
I have always said that I was fortunate enough to grow up in a household that didn't teach me to discriminate others based on their sexual orientation. It's unfortunate that so many other people were exposed to the complete opposite.
So while I'm over here being a crabby patty and complaining about little stuff, it makes my heart happy when other people are overcoming their battles with society and standing up for theirselves. Puts my view in a whole different perspective.
Now if I can only get these cranky pants off and find some happy ones, I'll feel a little better ;)
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
I see that I have a couple of new followers, yay! I hope everyone enjoyed the "Facts About Me" post I did yesterday. I could seriously go on with a zillion more facts about me but then I'm going to come off as self centered lol. So I'll spare you guys the ramble.
I want to talk, er, write, about crock pots. Yes, crock pots. I have one but I've only used it twice with minimal success :/ As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I love to cook. It's seriously becoming one of my favorite things to do (future wifey status, whhaaa? Kidding. Kind of.) Anyway, I'm a bit clueless when it comes to crock pot recipes, so I would love suggestions! I already have gotten some of my friends to give me some of their favorite recipes but I'm itching to learn more. I looked up some recipes on the internet but I personally like to learn from others, not saying that the interent recipes don't come from actual people, you know what I mean.
I'm getting to the point where I'm becoming extremely busy and don't have time to make dinner because I get home butt ass late. This is when crock pot recipes would come in handy so I could prepare meals before I leave for work.
Until then, I will search Pinterest for recipes, because Pinterest recipes are the bomb.com.
So to everyone in blogger land, what are some of your favorite crock pot recipes?
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Monday, January 21, 2013
Happy Monday, y'all!
I am one of the few that had to go to work today (thank you, private sector job) and would rather much be at home in my bed watching Obama's Inauguration.
As I was on my way to work today, I noticed how there was hardly any traffic - I work in downtown Chicago, there is ALWAYS traffic - and then it dawned on me that it was MLK day. It's so rare seeing the streets so empty but it made my morning drive that much better so I'm not complaining :)
Anywho. Linking up with the lovely Sami this morning for the weekend update:
Friday: I can't really say. Lol. It has to do with my police stuff but let's just say it was something good that went very well. So now I have to wait some more. And then wait a little more. Argh. Friday night, however, I had a movie date with my girls and went to go see Gangster Squad. I absolutely loved it. The reviews for the movie weren't so great but c'mon, cops AND Ryan Gosling, how could I not like it? Ryan Gosling = major drool. And Emma Stone is just absolutely wonderful. Love that chick.
Saturday: I did a whole lot of complaining and sulking. So I took my butt to the gym and worked out all of my aggression. I have a bad habbit of overdoing it at the gym and nearly puked on the treadmill. Not cute, I know. Luckily, I spared the rest of the gym goers a puke shower and kept my ish together. Phew.
Sunday: Sunday is always family day for me. Ate a lot, hung out with my parents and brother, headed over to my grandma's where I ate some more, and then a little more. Sunday is never a good day if you're on a diet, which I'm not, but I'm just sayin. Mexicans love to eat. Especially this one.
I have a date with Mr. Firefighter tonight so hopefully that goes well. If you read my previous posts, you'll see what I'm talkin about.
Wish I had some pics to post on here from my weekend, but sadly, I don't. No jazz for this post today. Womp.
Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend!
Sunday, January 20, 2013
I suck at blogging. I'm sure all of you can tell by the gaps.
We're almost a month into the new year and dizzam has it already been hectic.
I had an excrutiating endometriosis flare up the first week of January. Luckily that subsided within a week thanks to the help of diet change, exercise, chinese herbs & acupuncture.
Some very exciting things have been happening with my police stuff but I'll keep my mouth shut for now.
Chicago winter has not been fun. It is frrrreeeeezzziiing and I hate it. Absolutely hate it. Summertime Chi cannot come any faster.
Blogging on my phone is not a good time. I need to do this ish on the computer.
Alright, I'll attempt to blog some more this week. No promises, though. I seriously give all the bloggers out there major kudos for keeping up with it. **thumbs up**