Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Uh, someone left her game face at home!

Today was a rainy Tuesday. I believe it started at midnight and lasted all day. I love the rain, especially when it's raining while I'm sleeping. There's nothing better than a hunkering down in a comfy, warm, bed...except when you wake up late on a rainy morning because your multiple alarm clocks couldn't pull you out of your slumber! (Just to let you know, I'm great in bed. I could sleep for days!)

Due to my inability to rise and shine, I had a very important decision to make this morning, people: be late to school or go the day without my cosmetics.

Being the ever semi-responsible adult, I chose to go without my mascara, rouge, powder, and lip gloss. I spent the whole day BARE FACED and I can tell that it truly affected my day. I was out of sorts, addle brained, just all over the place. It was terrible. I've learned a lesson from the icon of fashion Miss Coco Chanel. There's a quote by Coco that I think may become my life motto:
"I don't understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little - if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that's the day she has a date with destiny. And it's best to be as pretty as possible for destiny."
Oh, Coco, truer words have never been spoken. (I really need to remember them on Saturday mornings when I have to run errands. So easy to slip on a hat and some sweats.) Speaking of the fa-boosh, Ms. Chanel, I simply must recommend the french biopic flick, Coco before Chanel with Audrey Tautou. It's tr├Ęs magnifique! It made me want to hop on a plane to Paris and buy Rosetta Stone to learn how to speak French. (Both are things that I seriously want to do!)

It is almost 9 P.M. and I must take dear Coco's advice to heart. I shall now head to bed to get my beauty rest so that I can wake up on time and "fix myself up a little" in the morning (just in case I have my date with destiny tomorrow!).

Bonne nuit, mes amies!

-XOXO-
B

Monday, January 24, 2011

Good gravey...

Who misspells the title of their blog? Or who would ever post a title that's incorrect and never bother to double check?

Me.

I'm the ding dong. It's supposed to be "Ramblings-On", not "Rambling-Ons". Dang it all to heck. (I'm trying really hard not to embarrass my mother by cursing on my blog. I wish I could say that I've never uttered a profane word in my life, but then my nose would be incredibly long like Pinocchio's because I'd be a liar.)

Needless to say, I'm full of chagrin right now. But, to be quite honest, this is very typical of me. On the outside, I look very put together. I make sure that my hair's teased a little bit, powder is on my nose, my clothes/jewelry/shoes are all color coordinated, and that I've at least sprayed half a bottle of Downey Wrinkle Releaser on my clothes to get the wrinkles out (I don't believe in ironing.) But the rest of me...I'm such a mess. Seriously. You just have to take one look at my teacher's desk at the end of the day, along with my closet, to get that organizational skills are not my forte. I don't believe in putting things away. I believe in putting things in nice little stacks so that I appear to be organized and know what the heck is going on. That's just my style, my method to my madness.

So...yeah. I'll hopefully be changing the title to my blog, but I'm keeping the same address. Besides, I think it gives this blog some character and Lord knows I love some character...

XOXO, my loves!
-B

Sunday, January 23, 2011

J-E-T-S! Jets, Jets, Jets, and Cheese.

{Man, I'm really into hydrating my blog today. I promise this one will be quick.}

I love football. I love college football and I love NFL football. Sadly, my Falcons were decimated by the Packers and crushed our Super Bowl hopes. Well, there's always next year. I have a secret to tell you and I've only shared it with a few people. I'm fairly certain that I'm psychic. It's true. I love making predictions, and, according to my predictions with Miss America in years past (I kick butt predicting the Top 15, Top10, Top 5, etc, etc), I'm pretty darn good at it. I claim an 87.5% success rate. (I like to leave a little room for growth.)

Here are my predictions for the AFC and NFC champs of 2011.

For the NFC, the new Champions will be...


The Cheese Heads, aka, the Green Bay Packers. Sorry, Dikta. Maybe Da Bears can do it next year. Let's face it, Aaron Rodgers and his Cheddar boys are just too hungry for that Lombardi. They're going all the way this year and will leave everyone behind in their cheeto dust.

As for the AFC champions, drum roll please...

THE JETS! J-E-T-S, JETS, JETS, JETS! And, again, lets face it. The Jets are long overdue and any team that can defeat Tom-Justin Beiber Hair- Brady's team will get my support.

Sorry, Polamalu.
(You still have great hair, though!)

Let's see if I'm right. (I'm 87.5% sure I am.)

You have to water your plants...




The amazing blog goddess, or bloggess (get it? haha), Ree Drummond, aka The Pioneer Woman, gave ten very useful tips on helping a blog to grow. Tidbit #2 is one that I found to be applicable to my little blog...
2. Blog often.
Whether you write a sixteen-paragraph essay about the cosmic implications of a free market system, a one-paragraph description of what happens to your soul when you walk into your godforsaken laundry room, or a simple photo and caption, consider your blog a precious bloom that requires daily nurturing.

And watering.

If you water a plant once every two weeks, it will shrivel.

{Here is the link to her blog: http://thepioneerwoman.com/}

Here's the thing. I'm terrible at watering plants. It's a true story. I have killed many-a-plants. One time, I even forgot that I had a plant in my bedroom! It was tucked away in a corner, sitting nice and quietly. Shriveled. Brown. And as dead as a doornail. Oops. My bad.

My name is Blair and I am a plant killer. Rest in peace, bedroom plant.

Despite my plant murdering skills, I'm determined not to let this blog meet a similar fate! In fact, to give my blog some much needed blog food, I've decided to post about....Things That Made Me Happy This Week! Let's get on with the show, shall we?

THINGS THAT MADE ME HAPPY THIS WEEK:

1. Chocolate.


More specifically, Hershey's "Perfectly Chocolate" chocolate cake. Sadly, the cake pictured above is not a picture of the one I made. Although mine may not have been pretty, it tasted yummy. I made it on Martin Luther King Day (Happy B-day, MLK!) in celebration of Dr. King and his birthday. Ok. Not really. I made it because I was having a chocolate craving something fierce. It was delicious and now it is gone. Thank God.

2. NBC's Thursday night comedy line-up. More importantly, PARKS AND REC IS BACK!!!

I find laughter to be one of the most important things in life. If you can make me laugh genuinely then you're instantly added to my "I like you" category of people I know (and if you're a man, your attractiveness points go up. Big time. Remember that fellas.) My favorite shows on Thursday night are Community, Parks and Recreation, and 30 Rock. All three of these shows have incredibly strong casts and their writers are just brilliant.

I think that Parks and Recreation just happens to be one very underrated little show. It's hysterical and heart-warming at the same time. While it is similar to The Office in it's style (a work-based mocumentary), it's completely different. In fact, I think it's better than The Office (a show which I've never been that big a fan of period.) One of the reasons I love it so much is that it's central character, Leslie Knope, is one strong female. While she is the main character, like Michael Scott, the similarities stop there. She's ambitious, well-meaning, a heart the size of Texas, and she's down-right lovable. Also, funny as heck. It's true.

Let's take a look at Example A, shall we?


The other reason this show is the bomb? Ron-freaking-Swanson played by the man with the mustache, Nick Offerman.

Boo-lah-boo-lah-boo-lah!


Now, enough of my favorite shows (for now.) Moving on...

3. Burt's Bees Lip Balm.

This cold weather is brutal to my lips and causes them to get chapped. What do I use for relief? This little beauty right here...


There is nothing better that slathering this stuff on parched lips and feeling that oh-so-amazing cooling sensation. It's pure heaven. Really. Just ask my lips.

4. My little pup, Lily.




She's so obnoxiously cute and is in dire need of a good grooming. I'm fairly certain that there will be a post soon about the crazy antics of this little pup.

5. Country Strong.






I just saw this movie yesterday, and y'all. It's fantastic. I don't want to give away the plot, but trust me when I say, don't judge this movie by it's trailer. It's pretty dark and deals with some heavy issues. Although the movie is being marketed as it being all about Gwyneth Paltrow's character Kelly Canter, it's not really. It's about Beau Hutton's story. Beau is played by Garrett Hedlund and he simply took this role and ran with it. He's the true star, aside from the music of course, which was beautiful. I bought the soundtrack and haven't stopped listening to it. Leighton Meester and Tim McGraw also gave stellar performances as well. I was very impressed. Go see it. You won't be sorry.

Well, I think that's it for today. I've watered my blog, metaphorically speaking!


XOXO, my loves!
B



Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Hello, world! It's me!

Why, hello there, my blue berries! (If you catch that pop culture reference, I'll give you a metaphorical cookie!)

I've done it. I've gone and done it (No, not that kind of 'it'. Get your minds out of the gutter. Lawd.) I've started a blog people! This is exciting, momentous, marvelous and all other kinds of synonyms for the previous three words. I finally get the chance to share with you my rather simple, mundane, but sometimes thrilling life (and I use those terms loosely). Yes, I know. You can barely contain your excitement. Trust me, I understand how you feel. I feel the same way!

I'm not 100% certain what I'm going to post on here. It'll mostly be trail and error until I get in the swing of things. But I can promise you that it'll be a little this and a little that and hopefully entertaining to my dear readers (Hi, mom and dad!).


So, that's it for my introductory post. Expect a post later in the week about the most adorable pup ever known to man and her adventures in destroying my bedroom like a hurricane. She's also an expert tail chaser.

Until then...

XOXO my loves!
B