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Thursday, February 26, 2015

I'm having one of those moments where I'd really like to write an amazing post (error free) that changes the world and makes everyone see how truly witty and wonderful I am and that goes viral in five seconds and lands me a job writing for a sitcom. And also wins me the Powerball.

Instead I've been staring at my screen for the past thirty minutes and looking at my coffee thinking about how I'm almost 28 and I've never had one of those artistic cups of Jo with a leaf drawn in the middle or an image of Mother Mary. What am I missing here?

Alas, today we'll do a good old fashioned, what's in my head/what I'm up to right now post. It might be so good it will go viral anyway.

I was supposed to take Harlow to Nebraska yesterday to stay at camp Fremont for awhile because we have a few trips coming up but the snow trapped us in Chicago. He is devastated. I am too. I love my sidekick, but we both have cabin fever pretty bad right now. We bicker at each other like siblings lately.

Last night I read the screenplay for Whiplash and now I am dying to see the movie. The guy who wrote the film is two years older than me. TWO. I feel like such a loser... says the girl who couldn't even come up with a blog topic today.

I need to get my ass moving. Less dreaming, more doing. I always forget that part.

So next week I'm embarking on an eight week screenwriting course. I do good in classes, they give me direction and keep me in line. Step 1: write screenplay. Step 2: sell screenplay. Step 3: win an Oscar. It's that easy, right? I think so.

On to other breaking news...

The swimsuit section is officially out at Target. Fewer things in life bring me more joy than seeing that section out in February. Not even kidding.

Speaking of joy, I officially joined the old lady club and started hanging my coffee mugs on the wall.

Would you look at that lovely wall decor? Nothing says I like to party more than coffee mugs hung on bird shaped door hooks.

Also I've been reading all of Nadine's posts about wedding planning and it makes me slightly nervous I still haven't done anything. Teach me your ways, Nadine.

And let's finish up with this photo of Harlow showing off his muscles like the meat head he is. I told him he needs to lay off the creatine powder, he's getting way too big for a Vizsla. But he just walks around the house in muscle-t's all day long, flexing and looking at himself in the mirror. It's so annoying.

Chewy sends Harlow a box of treats each month and he goes nuts each time a new one arrives. I never thought my dog would receive more mail than I do. But such is life.

Enjoy this last Thursday of February. March is just around the corner.

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  1. I miss screenwriting. I majored in it in college, and I used to buy screenplays all the time, just to read, like books. Dang, why don't I do that anymore?
    Also, Harlow is hilarious in that last picture.

  2. I totally feel you on the meh blogging/February funk right now. I'm sorry to be the one to point it out, but you know you've got a typo in the very first sentence of this post, right? "World" not word. I'm guessing you didn't mean to be ironic lol. If you need an extra set of proofreading eyes I'd be happy to help you out :)

    1. Let's go with that- I meant it ironically ;)

  3. They put swimsuits out in February so you(I) don't go through the horror of waiting until May to try them on and realize how NOT beach ready my body is! It'll be a miracle if I use those 2 whole months to productively work out but at least the shock and awe isn't so harsh!

  4. I'm really jealous of how fit your dog is. I think this is a new low for me. Yup. It is. Speaking of screenplays and dogs, perhaps you could craft a Marmaduke part deux? Sorry, your dogs beast-mode has invaded my brain.
    Texas Jak

  5. I've stopped getting excited when I see mail from my mom or my boyfriend's mom because it always turns out to be something for our dog. I also get texts like, "give my girl a squeeze!" I used to be the girl! My goal for the year is less dreaming, more doing. Easier said than done!

  6. I've already raided target's swimsuit department and let me tell you, the bikini I picked out is actually inspiring. It's getting my booty out squatting, so I'm considering other shopping endeavors to better my life holistically. Thoughts?

  7. Thanks for the shoutout. Although I must say, I think it might appear on my blog that I've done more than I have actually done in terms of wedding planning. Venue? Check. Everything else...ummm....

    Let's get you started with the question I wondered when you and Chris got engaged: Nebraska or Chicago?

    And hey, you can always just send out one of these:

  8. Two things.

    1) Just found your blog on Bloglovin'. So glad I did. You inspire me!

    2) I LOVE your bird hooks. I would totally party with you.


    P.S. My attempts at commenting this morning seem thwarted, so I am soooo sorry if you have like eight zillion comments sitting in your inbox. On my end it doesn't look like anything went through, but ... I've been wrong before.

  9. I'm already married and I'm still in awe of Nadine's wedding planning posts. More so - how she has time/energy/concentration to actually write about wedding planning. I let my blog (essentially) fall off the face of the planet while wedding planning.

  10. He's two years older than you? That means he's like way younger than me. What the heck have I been doing with my life?

  11. Classes in general get my ass moving. I wish I could jump back into it now. Join one. It'll not only get the ass moving, but it'll stimulate the creative juices, too.

    Also, we're practically snowed in here in Virginia. In Virginia "snowed in" means under ten inches. Just in case you needed to know.

    This was the best blog post ever.


  12. I had one of those moments like your Whiplash one. I'm a Pampered Chef consultant and the new CEO is my age. She somehow became Warren Buffet's golden child and is now the CEO of a multi million dollar company at 29. Yup.

  13. Aww I love your bird hooks and mugs! I have a very similar wall shelf thing with mugs hanging on it. Welcome to the old lady club! :)

  14. I cannot get over that the guy who wrote whiplash is so young. i should go do some writing now...

  15. I am insanely jealous that you're taking a screenwriting class. I've never actually done any type of creative writing class (even though I write for myself/on my own all the time), and it's something I've always wanted to do. I don't know why I haven't, though your "Less dreaming, more doing" statement rings true for me as well ... So maybe that's my answer.

    Also, just starting the wedding planning process was the hardest part for me. Once we found our venue, though, we were able to pick a date and then everything else started coming a little more easily.

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