April 22, 2015

When life is like a Ludacris song...

After online dating on and off for a year now, there are very few things that surprise me.

I mean, wives and children surprise me- but very few things beyond that.

It's perfectly normal to be talking to a guy who seems great, and funny, and really interested, and then he just disappears.

Like, poof! He's gone. He's unmatched you. He stops texting or responding to texts.

That's it. That's all, folks.

So, now when I make the leap from talking to someone through a dating app to actually texting with him, I don't save his number in my phone. A guy needs to prove that he is going to stick around long enough before I consider saving it.

Because if (and I do mean when) they go MIA, I can just delete the text thread and be done with it.

At one point, I had three different guys texting me, and none of their numbers were stored in my phone.

How did I keep the conversations straight, you might ask?

Well, they were all originally from different parts of the state, so they all had different area codes.

I literally had hoes in different area codes.

Oh, and for the record, two of those guys disappeared on me- and I disappeared on one of them. I'm definitely not playing the victim here- I'm guilty of the disappearing act, too.

April 21, 2015

Look what I found!


About 6 months ago, I deleted Facebook off of my phone.

I didn't entirely delete my account, although I've thought about it and thought about it again. However, it links to my Tinder account, and I guess the devil is in the details, so to speak.

I deleted the app for many reasons- one being that I spent too much time aimlessly scrolling through status after status, reading about things I don't care about, about people I haven't seen in years, and never put my phone down thinking, "Wow, that was worth my time."

But in the last few weeks, I've become quite the Instagram stalker instead.

My favorite thing to do is to check out who I'm following and what pictures they have recently liked. It's how I found Jen Gotch, and more recently, it's how I found the above pictured collection of essays by various writers.

It covers life lessons that these folks have discovered and value and want to share.

It's a quick read- but a fantastic one at that. And the best part? It's free! Go to your iTunes store (or wherever you people with Androids go) download it, and enjoy!

One lesson I've learned? Instagram trolling > Facebook stalking, any damn day of the week.

April 20, 2015

"I'm not calling for a second chance,
I'm screaming at the top of my voice.
Give me reason, but don't give me choice,
Cause I'll just make the same mistake again." - James Blunt, Same Mistake

April 17, 2015

What I'm Listening To

Studio version here.
And lyrics here.

This song is really hitting home for me this week- give it a listen, and read the lyrics, too.

Happy Friday!

April 14, 2015

April 13, 2015

A Happy Thought

A few years back, I bought two greeting cards from an Etsy shop. One card I gave to my mother that year on Mother’s Day, and the other card I’ve kept in a drawer, waiting for the right person to give it to.

The front of the card reads: Your mother should have swallowed you.

So crude, yet so, so, so funny.

I'm happy that I've never hated someone enough to give it to them*.

Growing up, letting go, forgiving and forgetting for the win.

*but I'm keeping it- just in case I ever do. Wink face.

April 10, 2015

April Links!

to watch: Iliza Shlesinger's Netflix special Freezing Hot. Please, please, please watch it, so we can talk about it.

to wear: Old Navy's chambray boyfriend shirts have become my favorite thing to wear. Ever. I can't believe I love a chambray shirt so much. I've resisted buying one in every color (although I still might).

to paint: I am a firm believer in Revlon nail polish- it looks the best and stays on the longest. I've been rotating this color with this color and this color for the past month or so.

to eat: I might be late to this game, but my dear friend Emily introduced me to Chobani Flip about two months ago, and I cannot stop buying them. The coconut and the hazelnut are my two favorite flavors.

to try: This argan spray makes my hair feel like butter.

to laugh: I have watched this two minute video no less than 25 times and it keeps getting funnier.

to follow: I stumbled across Jen Gotch's Instagram account this week, and my life has been changed for the better.