Thursday, August 28, 2014

Thursday Thoughts

1. I'd like to buy every woman in the free world a bottle of the Undercover Colors nail polish that changes colors when exposed to date rape drugs, invented by four male students at North Carolina State University. I hope they get flooded with donations to make this a marketable reality.
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2. When you forget your lunch on the counter at home, you get to eat Chipotle. Silver linings.

3. I got my first Stitch Fix shipment last week and I hated every single piece. hahaha. I hope next month is better. You've got one more chance, Stitch Fix. Get your shit together. And maybe read the survey I filled out telling you what I don't like...and don't send me those things. 

4. Have you guys followed Iva at Why I'm Cray? She blogs once a week and I always find it really interesting because it's not something I'd write myself. I always learn something from her and sometimes it's even (gasp) math. Seriously, the title of last week's blog was 0, 1, 1 Reasons The Fibonacci Sequence Kicks Arse. I was intrigued and I read it and understood it even though it was about math. Now that's cray, friends.  I also liked this post on suicide, quite a timely post with good information on the topic. We can't ignore shit because it's unpleasant to think about. Check her out. 

5. I have a time honored ritual of watching the Emmys with naughty snacks and writing down snarky things about what everyone is wearing and saying. I was working Monday and could not prepare my naughty snacks and since I was away this weekend I could not sit around on my ass watching them and crafting snarky live posts about them. Can we go back to a Sunday in September? For the love...

6. My Emmys best dressed - Lizzy Caplan, Amy Poehler, January Jones (I usually hate what she wears), and Julia Louis-Dreyfus
7. My Emmys worst dressed - Allison Janney (Whyyy with the 80s bow? The color is great and you are so cool, I'm disappointed), Kate Walsh (are you stoned?), Katherine Heigl (a dull dress that ages you...never good), Lena Dunham (your bad attire schtick is getting old), Kerry Washington (I don't care who loved it, I hated it, it looks like a Gym Night costume with sparkles hot glued on it), Laura Prepon (you're better than this), Blossom (this is not a period piece, dress your age), Kate Mara (EMO), Julie Bowen (this is your best?), Sarah Paulson (I'm not even sure what to say)
8. Yesterday Philly threw the Taney Dragons a parade for their performance in the Little League World Series. It seems odd, a parade on a weekday for kids who didn't win it all, given that Philly has $0 to fix schools, roads, etc. the recognition at the Phillies game probably would've sufficed. Still, I started crying, of course. I don't really cry when I'm sad, but I do cry when I'm frustrated and when I'm really proud for someone or something. Like in situations like this or whenever the National Anthem is played. LOL
9. I know now that summer's winding down, you're all up for a challenge. I know it. Luckily for you, one is presenting itself right here. Join the Create Your Own Adventure monthly goal setting challenge - click here to read the particulars on Steph at Not Entirely Perfect's blog post. There will be a theme for each month and you'll set goals around that theme and if you blog, link up with your progress the first Thursday of the following month. The theme for September is Fitness. So come up with a goal(s) on that theme, do your thing, and link up with us on Thursday, October 2, to report in on how you did. Personally, I know it takes 21 days to make or break a habit, so I'm going to be using these months to do some habit making and breaking. My fitness goals for September are 1) Walk four times a week 2) M-F squats 3) Three days of strength training every week. I can't wait to see what yours are! Grab the button code below and prep your 10/2 post - no excuses! You got this. 
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10. Ecard of the week:

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35 comments:

  1. Challenge accepted. Strength training it is. Pilates 3 times a week.

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  2. Dammit, I'm not going to be able to participate in this month's goal challenge bc of my butt hole surgery. I'm bummed (hahahahahahahah), because that's something I need to get motivated on. Fooey, Love the Ecard. Fantastic you were able to out and see the parade- those kids kick major ass! Lizzy Caplan for the win! It's so hard to remember how truly stunning she is, because I always think of her as Janice. And I agree with you, I'm sick of Lena Dunham.

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  3. I was just reading about that nail polish last night! That is so cool & where more slick than the test strips that they currently have. The theme for September is perfect! I already have my goals post scheduled & was wanting to get back into a fitness routine. Her blog is the next tab I have open to read after I close yours ha.

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  4. I really hope they get enough donations to make that nail polish happen. I actually liked Kate Walsh's dress tough I am a yellow fan, I think the shape of the dress shows off her curves. I will be participating because Fitness is awesome. ;) Love the e-card!

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  5. Date rape drug nail Polish is GENIUS. What great guys!! I hope it gets widely circulated and girls use it!!

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  6. Listen, men can use this date rape/akadruggeddrinkdetector, too. Rich's brother Eddie was drugged on a business trip in NOLA. #wtfchuck These NC State boys are the absolute bees knees. Agree on all of your Emmy fashion picks. JLD looked stunning in her red dress and she ain't no spring chicken. E card is wonderful.
    I REALLY need to committ to fitness. Good God I am the MOG in November and I did not get my dress yet. 10lbs down by 10-13- my once a yr dr visit to the gyno. I will do it.
    Thanks for another enjoyable read on this spectacular weather day. Love YOUR MOMMA

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  7. I didn't even see Lizzy's dress until I watched Fashion Police, but I agree - loved it!

    Yay Chipotle! I might have to make that happen today.

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  8. Also, Love Iva's stuff, too.
    everyone should ck that instagram picture of you and Stephen with you laughing that laugh that I put on
    a bit #tbt early
    I just love it Linda_Sheridan
    He did not think it was funny. LOL

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  9. Wow that nail polish is quite the invention...Very cool!

    Those worst dressed picks are horrendous! I can't believe they would wear that shit in this day and age..lol

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  10. I heard about that nail polish, my friend actually told me about it last night. What a great idea!

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  11. love the idea of create your own adventure- plus the button is awesome.
    i LOVE that nail polish. yes. that is the coolest.

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  12. hahaha free shit is cool. Love it. That nail polish is freaking amazing, what a genius idea. Everyone needs it, ASAP.

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  13. I really like Chipotle and free shit! I hope that polish works right away so that the chic has enough time to notice it before blacking out!

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  14. Yes!!!! I am so down with the September goals. I need to come up with something better than just hitting my work outs every day because I already know I can do that!

    That nail polish idea is awesome!! And I love the name too!

    Mmm Chiootle! It's been so long. I wish there was one more convenient to my office.

    I agree with all your Emmy picks. I never watch award shows anymore.

    That ecard, just yes!

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  15. I saw someone complaining about that nail polish bc it placed the responsibility of not getting raped on women. I agree that it's sad that that's required but it's a responsibility I would easily take. People love to complain. We're on the same page regarding Emmy looks - I loved Amy Poehler and also thought Anna Gunn looked great.

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  16. That nail polish is seriously awesome. Definitely making a donation to help their cause.

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  17. so pumped for the challenge. that nail polish looks amazing and i would totally wear it. i have never eaten Chipotle. oh boo, hope your next stitch fix is better. oh my gosh I think Kerry Washington is fabulous, and when I saw her on the best dressed I almost spit my water out. She looks ... well, her dress or whatever it is, is absolutely hideous. Gah. Haha love that ecard!

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  18. Best e-card ever. We joke that I don't get a lot of perks at my jobs but free, random food is often one of them. I take free food whenever/wherever I can get it ;) That nail polish idea is absolutely brilliant!

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  19. I'm in on the challenge even though fitness is evil!

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  20. I didn't care for Kerry Washington's dress either. And, Mo'ne and the national anthem also make me a bit emotional.

    I'm excited about the fitness challenge. Gotta think of my goals...

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  21. Yikes on those dresses. I've been so out of it I haven't even checked out the fashion yet, but those... whew.BAD!! I would love to make goals, but mine currently is not so fitness related - it is weight loss - but not fitness. Needs to be, but being honest - I would totally fail whatever I said. Haha!! Is it Friday yet?

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  22. I love Chipotle. Mmmm.

    Yes, some of the dresses were scary. I like Lena Dunham, but it seems like she picks the oddest things on purpose. I mean, it does get attention...

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  23. That nail polish is so cool, what a great idea (although how sad that it has come to that!) I didn't watch the Emmys this year, but YIKES. Those dresses be cray. I kinda fell off the goal bandwagon over the summer but I'm back to my crazy goal setting ways now. I was working on my September goals post and I realized I'd set about 15 goals! Probably a bit over the top. I'm going to join you girls and focus on fitness for September.

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  24. I was just reading about that nail polish!! It needs to be in ALL stores in America ASAP!

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  25. That nail polish is bad ass! Is the girl in the picture wearing it?? Like, is that what color it changes into?!
    Amy Poehler looked GORGEOUS!
    Fitness goals? I might be waiting to see what the month after that is, hahaha!

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  26. Loved this post but I must read slower because I read naughty snacks as slacks. I was like whoa a little too much info there but I guess it fits with the Emmys. :).

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  27. I LOVE your snarky Emmy comments, hah! That sounds like a great way to enjoy the awards. Also StitchFix seems way overrated. I haven't really liked any of the pieces I've seen other bloggers post. And for the price? No thanks. I'm curious too if they listen to your comments for your next round.

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  28. I hope your next Fix works out for you. I always found something I liked in mine..but sometimes I'd rather just online shop!

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  29. I loved Hayden Panitierre at the Emmys! And I loved loved Julia Roberts too!

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  30. The first Stitch Fix is always a miss. At least that was the case for me and everyone else I knew. Advice -- Give detailed feedback on why you didn't like the pieces and bolster your My Style pinterest board, if you have one.

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  31. I agree with all your worst dressed. I would add Hayden and her bump to your best dressed list. BTW Love the ecard!!

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  32. I absolutely hate that we don't have a Chipotle near me. I miss it.

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  33. My first stitch fix box this month didn't turn out so well so I know what you mean haha. Did your next fix end up being better? :)

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    1. I ended up keeping a sweater from the second Stitch Fix box. They did much better! I also followed some advice I got above and started a Pinterest style board, directing the Stitch Fix stylist there!

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