Creeper status

1 Mar

My best friend has been dating a  great guy for years now. They broke up for a few months, but recently got back together. Last weekend, she went to see him and had the perfect weekend with him, everything was back to normal. As she was raving to me about her wonderful weekend, and how happy she was with him, she mentioned something about knowing his Facebook password. She said she trusts him completely, but was curious if he talked to any girls while they were broken up. We all told her not to look at his Facebook for many reasons…

  1. What you don’t know, won’t hurt you (perfect saying for this situation)
  2. It’s an invasion of privacy
  3. She might see something she doesn’t want to see and..
  4. IT’S CRAZY.

Well did she take our advice? No. She creeped through his messages and needless to say, she did not like what she saw. While they were broken up he had been sending flirty messages to other girls, and not saying the greatest things about her to his friends. She immediately called him, without thinking, and began to question him. Well, he of course asked “who told you this?” and she was at a loss for words. She couldn’t tell him she had gone through his messages because she just knew he would think she was a psycho and end it right then. So after stammering, and shoving her foot in her mouth for a minute, she finally made up a very believable story as to who she heard it from. He believed her, but was angry at her for the way she handled the situation. This ultimately led them to a huge fight. She came to us and asked what she should do, fearing she had ruined everything. We discussed the issue and came up with two options.

Option one: Confront him about the messages again, call him out for lying, and tell him her feelings were really hurt.  The only downfall is that she would have to admit that she read his messages, and confess to lying as well. Although she would apologize, she would be at risk of hurting their relationship and being deemed as the dreaded “crazy girl.”

Option two: Just let the situation go. We asked her if it would be truly worth starting a fight over since it happened two months ago? Especially after they had been getting along so well.  They were broken up at the time, and she had been talking to her friends about him too, but question is, would she be able to let it go? After debating for a few hours, option two was decided upon. She realized he did not mean the things that he said, and decided to put it behind her.   They eventually worked everything out, and  are perfect once again!

Moral of the story: Don’t creep through your boyfriends, or anyone’s, personal conversations, don’t borrow trouble, and most importantly, think before you react!

The Weight is Over

21 Feb

Over the weekend, I had a sweet tooth attack so I made one of my favorite guilty pleasures, no bake cookies. As everyone is on his or her “spring break diet” I was at home making cookies loaded with sugar and fat. After eating a couple of cookies I began feeling guilty, but that got me thinking, why do we put so much pressure on ourselves to be skinny?

Today’s society portrays stick thin, size zero models as “beautiful.” For an average woman, that is an unattainable and unrealistic goal. This unrealistic portrayal skews the views of women, and men, on what is truly beautiful. Every woman wants to feel pretty, but the faster we learn to be comfortable and confident in whatever size our body is, the better off we are. Skinny does not always equal pretty. My opinion is that we should focus on becoming healthy rather than skinny. Eat a balanced diet and exercise but splurge on occasion. Eat those two no bake cookies or double dip chocolate cookie dough ice cream cone every once in a while!

The author of the book “Eat, Pray, Love” said it best.

“I’m so tired of saying no and waking up in the morning and recalling every single thing I ate the day before. Counting every calorie I consume so I know exactly how much self-loathing to take into the shower. I’m going for it. I have no interest in being obese. I’m just through with the guilt. So this is what I’m going to do. I’m going to finish this pizza and then we’re going to go watch the soccer game, and tomorrow, we’re going to go on a little date and buy ourselves some bigger jeans.”-Elizabeth Gilbert.

This is the attitude that every woman needs to adopt. Sure we all have our insecurities, but it would be such a better world if we could eliminate the guilt and focus on our good qualities rather than obsessing over the five pounds we  gained in college.

In my opinion, there is much more importance to life than the way we look. Perspective is what a lot of these girls are lacking. How about focusing on being a good person? Or focus on being a role model rather than a skinny runway model? So my newest motto in life is a quote by Paula Deen, “Might as well eat that cookie.”

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The Little Things

14 Feb

Well ladies, it’s that time of the year again where we are either filled with love or enraged with hatred at the mere sight of pink or red. Girls with boyfriends get all giddy and plan over the top dates, while the single girls curl up with a self-purchased box of chocolates, a bottle of vodka and a sappy chick flick. Its either a day to remind you of how single you truly are, or a day to show the person you love how much you care.

That’s where Valentines day rubs me the wrong way. Shouldn’t we love and appreciate those people 365 days of the year? Personally, Valentines day is an overrated holiday, and it’s all a bit too mushy gushy, lovey dovey for me. I don’t need a romantic love letter or a giant bouquet of flowers to know that I’m loved. It’s the little things that happen everyday, not just on one day of the year.  Rotting my teeth with candy, indulging in a box of chocolates and feeling no guilt for it is my favorite part of Valentines day.

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We celebrated our fourth Valentines day together by eating way too much at the Cheesecake Factory, putting sweats on and watching Breaking Dawn. That’s my ideal date! However you spend your Valentines day, angry or irrevocably happy, drunk with your best friend or a hot date with your boyfriend, remember it’s the little things that matter.

Oh, Cake Balls.

7 Feb

Hello all.

After an extended break from blogging, I have returned, and what better way to start back up than with a few yummy treats! Oreo balls and cake balls are cute, easy to make treats for party favors, holidays or if you just need to satisfy a sweet tooth. Last Halloween I made these red velvet cake eyeballs to hand out to trick or treaters!

Red Velvet Halloween Cake Balls

Recipe:

1 box of red velvet cake mix

1 16 oz. container of cream cheese frosting

1 24 oz. package of white chocolate bark

Directions:

  1. Follow cake instructions to bake the cake.
  2. After the cake cools completely, mash the cake into crumbs.
  3. Add the container of cream cheese frosting and beat together until completely mixed.
  4. Roll cake mixture into balls then freeze for an hour or until firm.
  5.  Melt the white chocolate bark then dip the cake balls into the chocolate.
  6. Then decorate!
  7. Keep refrigerated!

With Valentines Day approaching, I needed a sweet treat to put in my boyfriends Valentines Day goody bag, so I made him his favorite, Oreo balls!

Recipe:

1 package of Double Stuffed Oreos

1 package of 8 oz cream cheese

1 24 oz. package of white chocolate bark, preferably Godiva White Chocolate.

Directions

  1. Using a blender or hand held mixer, mix Oreos and cream cheese together. (Leave some crushed Oreos out to sprinkle on top)
  2. Roll mixture into balls
  3. Chill for an hour
  4. Melt package of white almond bark.
  5. Dip chilled Oreo balls in the melted white almond bark.
  6. Sprinkle crushed Oreos on top to decorate!
  7. Keep refrigerated!

Warning: Cake balls and Oreo balls are delicious. Don’t expect to eat just one, especially if you are a chocolate addict like me. My boyfriend and I ate almost the whole batch this weekend, so dieters beware.

Enjoy!

Colby

16 Nov

 

FUN FACT: The song in the beginning, “How Much is that Doggy in the Window” is sung by Patti Page, who happens to be my great aunt.

The End of a Blogging Era

4 Nov

Last blog, so bittersweet. Although blogging was not nearly as bad as I assumed it would be, I am not sad that we won’t be blogging anymore. I have never blogged before this class, and I discovered that I like it for the most part. The one thing I disliked about the blogging assignment is that we had to pick a central theme, rather than being able to blog about random things. I understand that the majority of successful blogs have a central theme, but as the semester went on, I decided I didn’t like writing an advice column. What I do like about blogging, just in general, is that I can write out my thoughts and say what is on my mind, which can be very therapeutic at times. I also discovered from this assignment that I actually do enjoy reading other peoples blogs. Before this I thought they were slightly annoying. This was because I had only read some of my friend’s blogs, but now that I have read real blogs, I find them useful and entertaining. I love looking at the photography and recipes on the Pioneer Woman’s blog. In fact, that lady will be the sole reason for my excessive weight gain. There are just so many good recipes!! Although learning  new recipes is my most favorite part about blogs, I did actually learn some very useful techniques in writing blogs. For example, I now know the aspects of a good blog from this assignment. I learned that a blog needs good grammar and design, it must be updated often, it needs a distinct voice, and it needs to give insight.

As of right now, I do not see myself blogging freely on my own anytime soon.  I think one day when I have more free time I will. Maybe I’ll be the next Pioneer Woman? Except I can’t cook…or take cool pictures…but hey who knows, maybe one day I will get a cool hobby and will share it with the blogging world!

Sound Slide Final

17 Oct