So What Wednesday

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So what... if I went to the grocery store last night for the first time in weeks. I made it out only $60 poorer, and that my friends is a miracle.

So what...if I sample everything I bought as soon as I get home from the grocery. Seriously - last night I had black olives, swiss cheese, lunch meat turkey, greek yogurt, a couple raspberries, then I finally sauteed up some veggies and pretended I had some sort of well-balanced meal.

So what... if I go through phases with black olives. I will be addicted to them for a few months then absolutely hate them for a few.  Anyone else do this with food?

So what... if even though I live alone, I still have to fit ME days into my schedule. Last night was one. It was glorious. I tend to end up doing SOMETHING every night it seems, so I turned down all plans and just took it easy last night! Grocery, workout and a redbox.

So what... if I got a wild hair last night and decided to do the Plyo dvd from p90x. Holy hell. Sitting,standing,  stairs and squatting are all proving to be a challenge today.

So what... I am +1-ing at a wedding this Friday night. We went on a little shopping excursion for a suit jacket for him, and the fella helping us at Nordstrom kept referring to me as "the better half". Things like "How do you think he looks in this jacket, better half?" were being thrown around like it was nothing. I couldn't help but to laugh & just go along with it.

So what... if internally, that Fear of Commitment portion of my brain was going SHITSHITSHIT evacuate the area. ;)

So what... if I'm learning all these little quirks that I can and cannot handle in guys I date. Like shoes. I notice those first. I really need a guy to be at least semi-fashionable. Or willing to let me overhaul le closet. I can't date ugly. So shoot me -- just being honest.

So what... if I stopped at a busy gas station last week, pulled my car in, parked, got out, realized my gas tank is on the other side. I've had my car for what 3 years now? So I had to get back in and turn around. How embarrassing.

So what... if my ice cream addiction hasn't slowed down at all. Still hitting up DQ at least once a week. Dairy is detrimental to your health though, right?

So what... if I didn't sit any trash out for trash day this week. I just didn't feel like it to be honest - I felt like such a rebel. So exhilarating, disobeying chores. I get wild. Lemme tell yah. 



Mixer & Mingle Friday: the health conscious alcoholic

Ever since Loopy launched I have been all.about.it.

And not just because I'm in the industry. But because it's SERIOUSLY that good.

I already dedicated a whole post to it here, but I don't think you all listened to me.

Go try it - NOW.

It's been a week from hell here at work, as soon as I got home last night I needed a drink. I had some soy milk in the fridge, I had some Loopy on the bar. I set some candles, left them alone in the room, and let the magic happen.

The outcome? Amazing. UHmazing. Even better that Loopy & milk, or Loopy & half&half.

It took everything in me not to drink it for breakfast this morning. Added bonus: just think of all the bone-building calcium you're consuming!? 



Because sometimes...

Because sometimes you just need a little glimmer of hope to get you through the work week.
Source: google.com via Chelsea on Pinterest

Source: google.com via Chelsea on Pinterest

Source: google.com via Chelsea on Pinterest

Source: google.com via Chelsea on Pinterest



Wiggle wiggle wiggle

Was the person who originally spelled Wednesday drunk?

Holy hell, a whole week without any posts from me? Who knew I could shut up that long.

I got a lecture from my mom Monday night after our weekly family dinner, in which she confessed she was, quite frankly, ticked that she had to ASK what I had been up to lately, instead of just reading it on my blog.

Well... Uh. I've been on approximately 47 dates since Christmas. I'm not sure what happened that made me cool, but apparently I have some sort of gravitational pull on menfolk this month and well, that's fun.

Work is SO busy. I'm drowning in tequila. No really. I'm ready for Cinco de Mayo to be over.

I am addicted to cheesy pop this month. I go through phases, last month was country, most months are ghetto rap. This month - Dream, 98 Degrees, Carly Call Me Maybe (what's her real name anyways?) Biebs. I've got a whole Spotify playlist, aptly titled "That Just Happened"

Speaking of Biebs, my grandpa was dancing to Boyfriend on my parents front porch Sunday afternoon.

And then my dad was car dancing to LMFAO on Monday night.

My family is a bit loco.

Also, it's Wednesday - that means Girls Night Out. I think we need to hit up the country bar again.



Life's Important Questions

I may be alone on this, but I highly doubt it.

Every night I climb into bed, plug my phone in, and proceed to carry on text conversations for at least a good thirty minutes.

But you know that point when you hit the wall and start dozing off, that's what I'm curious about.

Do you sign off or do you just let the conversations hang? Maybe not even at night, maybe during the day - when you are carrying on a conversation...

Are there certain people who you text goodbye to? Are there certain people you just simply don't want to end the conversation with? Do you accidentally fall asleep before you have a chance to say you're going to bed?

C'mon people, these are important life questions!

Me - I will tell certain people that I'm callin it a night. Mostly those who I know will keep texting, a lot of the others I just let them hang. Is that rude?!



First Annual Tacky Easter Bash

I'm sure the neighbors were more than a little curious when they watched us up on ladders meticulously hanging pieces of crepe paper and then "testing it out" for a good hour Friday night.

I can only imagine their thoughts when cars started filling up my front yard Saturday evening, the drivers exiting with the most ridiculous outfits (I was elated when almost EVERYONE dressed up!). My cousin, Justin, easily took the cake for the 'best dressed' of the night.

I ended up with 20 some odd people at my house Saturday night - way more than I expected, but it was a blast! A lot of beer ponging, jello shooting and bon firing went down. I couldn't have asked for better weather. Except it got a little chilly later in the night (hence why everyone ditched their festive getups for hoodies and jeans) (Please notice: everyone posing with an Easter basket full of jello shots HA!)

I took this last photo of the garage before crawling into bed that night... I think it's safe to say the first annual Tacky Easter Bash was a success. See yah next year, bunnies!



Country girl shake it for me

A couple girlfriends from high school and I have developed a bit of a weekly "girls night" in which we hit up this local restaurant on Wednesday nights for their half-price martini's. And dinner. But mainly martini's.  Because, really, what better way to celebrate hump day than a round of flirtini's.

(I feel like you guys are going to start thinking I have a drinking problem.)

One of our comrades was MIA last night, so Casefacestunna and I decide to shake things up a bit.

Enter: local country bar.

Enter: ladies night.

Enter: line dancing lessons.

Enter: a few Jack & cokes first.

Then we two-stepped our suburban-wishing-we-were-country booties off to VIC's Wobble.

And suddenly half-price martini's have got nothin on the new Wednesday night ritual.



Drunken Donuts Bread Pudding

A lot of you have asked about the bread pudding recipe using donuts that I made, your wish is my command!

I stumbled upon this Donut Bread Pudding recipe by Paula Deen (you know it's bound to be good if Paula makes it)

I made a few tweaks though, below is my version of the recipe:

Drunken Donuts Bread Pudding


  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can fruit cocktail, with their juice
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 (9-ounce) box raisins
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • About 16 glazed donuts, cut into cubes
  • Butter Rum Sauce, recipe follows


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the first 6 ingredients. Add the donut cubes and toss until they have absorbed as much of the liquid as possible. Pour the mixture into a 13"x9" casserole dish and bake for 1 hour. Serve with Butter Rum Sauce.

Butter Rum Sauce:

  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 (1-pound) box confectioners' sugar
  • dark rum, to taste (I used Appleton Special Rum, about 1/4 cup)
In a saucepan, melt the butter and gradually stir in the confectioners' sugar. Add rum and heat until bubbly. Pour over Drunken Donut Bread Pudding


So What Wednesday

Link up with Life After I "Dew" if you wanna dish too!

So what if I am kicking off the holiday weekend by throwing a Tacky Easter Bash Saturday, who says Ugly Christmas Sweaters get to have all the fun?

So what if I crack up every time I think of the outfit I'm going to wear Saturday. Thank god for Goodwill.

So what if I bought an Easter basket to put jello shots in Saturday night.

So what if I can't decide if this is a really great idea, or a really horrible idea. 

So what if... actually now that I think about it, I am probably going to hell for desecrating the holiday as such. Whoops.

 So what if I got hit on by every underage fella at Walmart last night because my cart looked like thi.

 So what if we have standards.

So what if my dining room table hasn't looked like this since at least Christmas.

So what if I fell off the watermarking bandwagon. What can I say, it requires effort I don't want to exert. 

So what if I made bread pudding for family dinner on Monday.... with donuts. And rum. It was amazing, in a sugar coma kind of way.

So what if I got a kick out of this. "My Engagement Pictures", is this for real!? Sorry I'm not sorry.

So what if I am super excited for May. May in Indy is so very fun.

So what if I should not be blogging. I have so many things to do at work today. Back to the real world

Adios amigos!