November 30, 2011

Guest Post: BabySpice

Happy Wednesday everyone! I hope this week has been good for you so far, smile, we are one day closer to Friday. Wouldn't you know, another sissy guest post is coming your way today. That's right, today you will be graced with the presence of my youngest sister, BabySpice. She is a precious precious sister and one who has such an amazing heart. I am constantly amazed by her brains and talent too. 
And come on, look at her fabulous body and dance moves!




Without further adieu, here is BabySpice!!
Spice up your life!

This is not your typical PINK-A-LICIOUS blogpost. There will be a noticeable lack of sass and sparkle (replaced with plenty of snark and spice). That's right, if you couldn't tell by the fact that none of the words in the first sentence are underlined, bolded or BOTH, this is a guest-post.  I am the one and only BabySpice with the awesome birthday post dedicated to me and man I make that cow-hat look good.

So we're on the way back from Thanksgiving visiting our Kentucky cousins and PinkySpice (hmm, I wonder if McCormick could make a PinkySpice flavor and what it would taste like? The real thing sure flavors up my life) has asked for a guest blog post.  Now, since the paper I'm writing for law school is about gender crimes in Libya and the jurisprudential steps the country should follow to prosecute the accused based on international human rights las and INternational Humanitarian Law, I figure it's time for a light-hearted break cause reading too much of such an intense topic can be draining.

So the big dilemma I have every time I sit to type a blog post…what to write about? I never can quite commit to just one topic so I end up with multiple half composed blog posts in my head that never make it to the blogosphere (a big reason that I average only 1 post per month on my own blog. But since I'm already about half-way through this post I might as well just use this as my own personal soapbox to talk about some awesome music that's out there.

I don't know if she's done it on this medium yet but Pinky likes to give me a hard time about my alternative taste in music… and then one to three years later come back and say, "Wow, you were right.  This band is pretty good."  But to her credit, I give her a hard time about listening to Britney Spears but then dance along to it when it comes on in a club.  

       Anyway the musical artist I've become obsessed with since I discovered him around March of this year is an Australian act Gotye (pronounced, oddly enough: "Gore-ti-yeh").  He recently (as in last night) won 6 ARIAS (like an Aussie Grammy) for his latest album Making Mirrors as well as his single "Somebody That I Used to Know" which has gone viral on YouTube and features another amazing artist from down under Kimbra.  While this album actually isn't available in the States yet (unless you buy it from his website and pay to have it shipped) you can buy his earlier album Like Drawing Blood which is fantastic as well (highlight "Your Heart's A Mess").  

Anyway, before this becomes a full-fledged advertisement I'll suggest a couple other acts/songs which deserve a look on YouTube or vimeo and can help broaden your musical horizons (if nothing else, checking them out will give you a little break to your workday):

Kimbra - Two Way Street (super-talented vocalist, I also recommend the videos for Settle Down and Cameo Lover)
Dawes - When My Time Comes (out of CA, toured with Mumford and Sons, similar sound)
Apparat Organ Quartet - 1,2,3,Forever (Icelandic group of four organists and a drummer, fun 
Oh Land - White Nights (Swedish former ballerina who looks like the younger sister of Heidi Klum, Molly Simms, and Gwenyth Paltrow)
The Love Language -  Heart to Tell (throwback 60s vibe)
Angus & Julia Stone - And the Boys (off their latest album Down the Way)
Sia - Clap Your Hands (a fun an crazy video for a song that's easy to jump around to)

Pinky tells me this is enough text so I'll sign off now.  But if you like these songs, check out KEXP.org or look up the station Triple J in Australia. Enjoy the tunes and the upcoming CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS!!!

Told you, she's such a smarty pants with such an weird unique taste in music. I will say she is telling the truth, I many times will enjoy a song she told me I would enjoy, but only months later. I'm trying to give her the benefit of the doubt though. 

Happy Wednesday, downhill slope to Friday from here ya'll!!!


November 29, 2011

Guest Post: SportySpice

Good morning ya'll! Today you will be enjoying the fabulous words of my middle sister, SportySpice.
She is HILARIOUS! Seriously one of the funniest people you will ever talk to. She still rags on me at times for writing a blog, but hey that's lil sisters right? I personally don't know what I would do without her in my life.
And isn't she GORGEOUS!?!?!

So without further adieu, here is SportySpice


Dear Bloggers,

   My name is SportySpice but you can call me S squared for short. Now looking at it, I guess it isn't much shorter, oh well. I am writing you in form of a morning message. Since I am a teacher, I start each day with a morning message for my students. It is a way for them to positively start the day and see what is in store for them. I also don't know how to blog, so this is my fall back.
   Anyways, I am currently in the car driving, well actually riding because I wouldn't be typing right now if I was driving, home from Thanksgiving break. At first I was reluctant to take the ten hour trip because all I wanted to do was relax and regroup from my crazy life with fifth graders. The trip actually turned out to be not just a release but an amazing time with family I rarely see.  

Here is a little sum up of our Thanksgiving:
-We had intellectual conversations on passing gas 
-an intense game of holiday charades (Tiny Tim got nothing on me)
-college football and basketball games where we were featured on the jumbotron (unbeknowest to us, way bummer) 
-so much delicious food (I mean DUH)
-nightly battles with cat allergies where the cat usually won (little brat)
-beautiful sunsets (sunrises…are you crazy??)
-flirting with 92 year old men (His name was Earl, so cute right…)
-shopping to the point of becoming sardines in the car (picture to follow)
-skyping with deployed boyfriend who is being a little goober right now (but we will just leave it at that)
-Making homemade wreaths that SPARKLE (do I smell annual tradition??)
-Learning how crazy different the country is than the city (yeah…they don't talk right)
-Herding a dog while sounding like a crazy drunk lady who smoked way too many cigarettes in her lifetime (Lulu thanks)

   I could probably go on forever if you knew me, but I will save your eyes for now. Anyways, I always make sure to end my morning message with something positive. I hope you all had just as wonderful a Thanksgiving as I had. There are so many things in life to be thankful for and one is the blessing of each day. Cherish them as you go and cherish those who are lucky enough to journey through them with you. I wish everyone a MERRY CHRISTMAS for it is right around the corner, ready or not! :) Thanks for reading.
Sincerely,
Ms. SportySpice

What did I tell you?!?!?! Hilarious much!?!?! I never thought the words passing gas would appear on my blog, but hey that's SportySpice.

I hope ya'll enjoyed, happy Tuesday!

November 28, 2011

ThankFUN holiday recap

Hey ya'll, how was your Thanksgiving?!?! Mine was Fabulous, FUN, crazy, UK fanatical, Family&travel filled, $$$ bleeding, BlackFrizzlewak...yeah it was FETCH {bringin'itbackbaby}

You can see my Thanksgiving day quick recap here! Despite my normal DISDAIN for Black Friday shopping, I was dragggggggged encouraged to join everyone in some LATE morning shopping. And I probably spent the MOST $$$ of anyone. But don't you worry, most of my gifts are awesome DUNZO. And I may or may not have bought some MORE Christmas decorations and fun toys...

Saturday the whole family ventured to watch the University of Kentucky vs the University of Tennesse football game. This was a hard one, because MAMA is from Tennessee and I've alwasys liked dem Wildcats. My appreciation has only grown from knowing Miss LouLou and Miss Kentucky Priss.

The game was fun, UK beat UT and it was CAHRAZY! The weather was awesome and I think everyone (but the Tennessee fans had fun). That night I was lucky enough to get my Aunt&Uncle's tickets for the Bball game and I was STOKED! UK BBALL is my FAAAAAAV!!!! I had a blasty, ya'll the atmosphere in that arena is AWESOME.

The drive home Sunday wasn't too bad, I was able to get unpacked eat dinner and then head to a late night soccer game. And of course meet up with my loverlover Cbaby <3 . I sure did miss him!

Pictures from the weekend!

{such an adorable model}
{Wedged in the back}
{Meeeeeet SNAPSSS!!!}


{Homemade Wreaths! So fun}


{Bipartisan for the Kentucky vs Tennessee football game}






{Everyone storming the field after UK beat UT for the first time in 6 years}
{Dream come true being able to watch the UK Men's Basketball team at RUPP arena}

RUPP RUPP RUPP it up!

These are ALL iphizzle pictures because I haven't downloaded others from my camera. But, history has shown if I don't post a recap within the first two days I'll never do it coughcoughVegascoughcough.
YA'LL are in for a TREAT this week. My first GUEST POSTS ever are coming your way. Be prepared to be amazed by these two goobers:
{BabySpice}
{SportySpice}

Make Monday Fantastical mmmkkkkay?!?!?

November 27, 2011

Welcome to the DARK SIDE...

AKA the MACBOOK!!!

Today's a big day friends…Today is the day I join the MAC nation. Yup, yup, this post is coming to you from my brand new MACBOOK! Oh haayy, hay, hay!

And yes, this was the girl who said she would never get an iPod! My iPod shuffle was actually a gift from my bff when she moved out, just to get me into the MAC world (thanks a lot homie). I do love my lil shuffle especially for gym work outs, but that's another story.

So, the MACBOOK…all I can really say is so far so good. I do enjoy the layout features and HELLO Photobooth. Now I totally understand the fabulous pictures people  post of themselves. Sorry, but you'll be getting a few self-portrait posts, and if you defollow that is totally your prerogative. I just sometimes think I'm fun to look at.


I chose to name my MACBOOK "SNAPS" because she was a semi-impulse therefore a SNAP buy if you will. I have been wanting one for awhile now, but gosh darn it they are a lil 'spensive. Surriously I've been monitoring the Best Buy websites and NO DICE ya'll. Well, good ol Daddio was at the APPLE STORE on black friday doing some male bonding with his brother and nephew and he happened to mention he saw a MACBOOK on a lil bit of a sale. After some heeming and hawing (can you tell I just left the country?) I told him to buy it for me and voila, SNAPS became mine.

I'll give more of a review ones I've had her for more than 2 days. I will say getting use to a non-widows monitor and application is a challenge, but I'm sure I'll figure it out one way or the other. 

Any ideas/likes/dislikes ya'll would like to share?!?!? Are you a PC or a MAC person?

November 25, 2011

A THANKFUL day of fun

We had a great time here in Lexington, KY with family for Thanksgiving! Full of fun, food, love, family, friends, laughter, and did I mention food.

The spread was divine and the company was awesome! I couldn't have asked for a better holiday! I am so blessed and thankful.

I hope your day was just as amazing. What was your favorite part of thanksgiving this year?

November 24, 2011

OH SO THANKFUL

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!!!YOU!!!

November 17, 2011

They wanna make me a striiipppperrr

{sung to the glorious tune of "I'm in LOVE with a STRIPPER"}
if that tune is now stuck in your head, you're welcome


Moving on…

I've been in NJ for more strike training for the past week. It's actually supereasyandfun not as bad as expected and I  really enjoy the people I am in class with. Ok, ok, maybe I'm the class baby sweetheart and everyone has been helpful and fun. It could be because I FINALLY got my corporate card situation squared away despite my own company dragging it's feet, but that's another story.

Yesterday I found out I have to do pole climbing training in 2 weeks. I was a little flabbergasted because I already danced trained on a pole 3 years ago. Normally I wouldn't mind taking the class again as I had a BLAST last pole climbing class and was pretty much the class rock-star. SERIOUSLY, I had Directors talking to me in halls about my prowess on the poles (cue laughter here). I am a little annoyed we are training now because have you been outside?!?!? It's FAHREEEZIN'!!!
Training outside at night in the cold, yeah Mama ain't pleased in the least.

I told C I had to practice on the poles again and he just chuckled. He is cool as long as I'm not really dancing on a pole in a club. I have heard his displeasure about that idea so drat, no making extra money for fun during these hard times (I kid I kid mom don't kill me).

Well, wouldn't you know...I received THIS special from a Social Deals website today....


POLE
DANCING
CLASS!


Is the universe trying to tell me I belong on a pole?!?!?!

OH haaaaaaaaaaaaay <3

November 16, 2011

Happy 3 year anniversary to them!!!!

This past Saturday I was blessed to help SportySpice celebrate her 3 year dating anniversary with BlackOps. Since he is currently serving our country over seas (THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE) he asked me to help make this celebration a fabulous and fun one for sweet SportySpice.
And boy did he ever. 
SERIOUSLY this guy could right the book on ROMANCE.
He set up everything with me so she had NO IDEA what was going on....
She just had to make sure nothing was planned for the 12th. 

Here is what he planned and delivered to her:

2 DOZEN ROSES
1 box chocolate covered strawberries
Swedish Massage
Facial
Mani/Pedi (x2 cause he GOT ME ONE)
Dinner at a fancy shmancy place near my house

I think she had a fun time. I could tell she really appreciated my help and what BlackOps planned for her. But, I could also see in her eyes how MUCH she just wanted HIM to be home with her. I kept the day silly and fun which I think made Saturday enjoyable and not sad. 

Here is a video of the biggest sweetest goober middle sister ever. Please ignore my childlike voice. I tend to sound like a child when being silly, on camera.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY SPORTYSPICE and BLACKOPS! LOVE YOU BOTH SO MUCH!


November 15, 2011

FLIP__FLIP.....

FLIP-A-CAMERA!!!!

That's correct ya'll, I am FINALLY uploading my FLIP CAMERA VIDEO (becausebloggerwasbootleg)

I hope you enjoy!

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU AGAIN
to the LOVELY, GORGEOUS, GENEROUS, AWESOME KRISTEN
for her AMAZEBALLS giveaway!
You, pretty THING = SUPERAWESOMESTGIVEAWAYBLOGGEREVER in my book!



video 

I'm hoping to do some catching up with posts and blogs this week since I am not working in training.

HOPE IT'S BEEN A GREAT MONDAY!!!

November 13, 2011

Hellacious drive = Meet Toulouse

I am pretty sure the drive from DC to NJ via the turnpike is the
WORST
DRIVE
EVER!!!

I HATE THE JERSEY TURNPIKE and I HATE NEW JERSEY!
{Sorry to offend but I've N-E-V-E-R had a good experience in New Jersey, EVER)

The drive was hellacious, in the WORST way! And I wasn't in Big Boss since it was more the 120 away from my home. I got a GINORMOUS Ford Traverse which I named Tessy and she was pretty awesome. My books on cd did me well too, but traffic, dear me traffic.

There was a 90 minutes delay on the turnpike between 2 exits, horrendous! Luckily I was able to circumvent most of it. And while doing so I created this gem of a video.

MEET TOULOUSE YA'LL!!!!
{Yes that is Christmas music playing in the background...it calms me!}

video


I'm off to work out my frustration, even though I want to enjoy the complimentary beverage at my hotel instead. I have to run a 10K on Saturday....LAWD HAVE MERCY!!!

November 11, 2011

Hey A-hole, Karma is a BIA!




Dear A$$hole, I'm talking to you!!!

Yes, the A-hole who HIT MY CAR at work and DIDN'T leave me a note!

Don't worry, there are security cameras on the premises and I WILL FIND YOU!!!

People like you make me sad for our society and then I GET PISSED!

MY POOR POOR BIG BOSS!!! :(

Your new worst enemy homie....is KARMA!

Look up the Justin Timberlake song
...WHAT GOES AROUND....
THAT'S YOU!!!

Have you HUGGED/THANKED a VET!?

I'm wearing my RED, WHITE, and BLUE today and my Veteran's Day Poppy!

THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR VETERANS, past and present. Your service means so much to me and I am so so so GRATEFUL!!!!

A SPECIAL thank you to my two Grandfathers, my uncles, MY HERO MY DADDY, my "brother" JJ, my other "brother" BlackOps, my friends who serve and my
Fallen college friend Shane!
















Thank you for the ultimate sacrifice Captain Shane T. Adcock


Amazing song I turn to every Veteran's Day.

"RED is for the Blood
Blue is for the Bruise
White is for the eyes, that fought for me and you.
So we LIFT our HEARTS today
Filled with gratitude and praise
For the VETERANS of the USA"

HAVE YOU HUGGED or THANKED a VET TODAY!?!?!?!