You Probably Don’t Know…

You probably know I’m about a week late to this linkup hosted by Helene….Sorry. I was trapped in Nebraska.

You probably don’t know…

I love white on white. But I can only wear it for about an hour or so before I’m covered in Harlow.

I agree with Nadine, sticking out my hand when people say “let me see your ring!” feels very awkward. Like I’m an old queen showing off my jewels or something.

That being said, I still get excited to put my ring on every day. It feels super girly and unlike me to get so giddy about it, but I can’t help it. Chris did good.

I hate the feel of cotton balls. And the sound of boots on flattened snow. I get goosebumps just thinking about both.

I’ve never played spin the bottle. I was always too scared as a kid. I’d seen Forrest Gump and I couldn’t risk my chance of getting aids. Just didn’t seem worth it.

I’ve also never played Bloody Mary or the Ouija board. Clearly I was the fun one at sleepovers…

Speaking of kid stuff, remember that one joke about “a boy and his father get in a car accident and get rushed to the hospital, but when the ER doctor goes to work on the kid the doctor stops and suddenly responds, “I can’t work on this boy…. He’s my child!” And the plot twist is that the doctor is… wait for it.. A WOMAN! It’s his mom!

I grew up in the 90s. How was that joke still being told? Kids, please stop telling that one. Women can be anything. We’ll just be paid less to do it…. zinger.

I have two reoccurring dreams that haunt me. One involves tornados destroying everything around me. And the other always has something to do with me being late for my last high school basketball game.

As a kid my summer job was detasseling corn. I’d get on a bus at 5:00 a.m. with a bunch of other dirty kids and get dropped off in a corn field. It was our job to walk up and down the rows of fields and remove the top tassel of the corn. Instead I’d find my own secret row of corn that no one was in and would eat my lunch at 9 a.m. and just lay down and look up at the sky and enjoy my Fresca. I quit that job four days in.

I’ve got another dog on my radar I’m trying to raise money for. His name is George and he’s been living with a gun shot wound for 8 + years. If you can spare $5, please please do. As always, I’ll give free medium ad space in exchange, just send me an email. Click here to help, George is obviously a fighter, but now he needs our help too.

(Like how I just slipped that one in there?)

Lastly, you probably don’t know I’m going camping this weekend. Like in a tent. Me, Chris, and Harlow are going on an outdoor adventure.

Chris keeps asking if I’ve ever been and I keep reminding him that yes, I have been. I used to go camping with my fellow girl scouts to earn patches and we’d sell cookies and then our group leader Phyllis Nefler would have us all over to her mansion… And then I remember that I’m actually just recalling the movie Troop Beverly Hills. I’ve confused watching a lot of movies about camping with actually camping. So no, I’ve never been camping outside of my backyard. I’m sure it won’t be that different.

I have a feeling this was a very self indulgent post. I’ll do better tomorrow.



  1. June 24, 2015 / 10:14 am

    It's also a very incredible post. Haha Loved reading it xx

  2. June 24, 2015 / 10:14 am

    Yeah, I don't do tent camping anymore. I have to be able to sleep in my parents camper if I'm going camping anymore. #spoiledmidwestgirlproblems

  3. June 24, 2015 / 10:18 am

    Haha I was pretty boring at sleepovers too. Truth be told, I'd probably still be spooked by Bloody Mary or a Ouija board right now.

  4. June 24, 2015 / 10:26 am

    Where are you camping at? We actually KEEP talking about doing this and just haven't planned anything.

  5. June 24, 2015 / 10:26 am

    Camping. EEEK. Brave. I love love love being outdoors, all day err day, but camping … i don't. We went a lot as kids, but as an adult? My husband took me once (pre-marriage) … let's just say I haven't been invited back. Camping to me is a hotel without a bar. Period.

  6. June 24, 2015 / 10:59 am

    I detassled corn for one day. It was horrible. It was hot, I got cut from the corn leaves (taking a shower that night was hell), and I got sunburned badly. I wanted nothing more than to go home. Awful!

  7. June 24, 2015 / 11:04 am

    Thanks so much for posting about George – I'm a softy when it comes to dogs, so I try to donate every time you post! Can't wait to see him fully recover 🙂

    • June 24, 2015 / 11:45 am

      THANK YOU!!!! If you want free ad space for anything at all let me know and I'd be more than happy to hook you up! [email protected]

  8. June 24, 2015 / 12:14 pm

    I'll camp if there's plumbing. I'll sleep in a tent…if it's located on a campground with bathrooms that contain toilets and showers. Otherwise, no thank you.

  9. June 24, 2015 / 12:34 pm

    Might have been self indulgent but it gave me a good chuckle! Keep writing-I enjoy reading your life adventures!

  10. June 24, 2015 / 12:35 pm

    hold on.. you don't sleep in your ring?? the only time i don't have it on is when we are in europe, otherwise it's on. I'm scared I'll lose it otherwise. Camping will be fun! Hopefully.

  11. June 24, 2015 / 1:18 pm

    Yeah I never played bloody mary or anything like that either. Not about that life. I just cant. Lol.

  12. June 24, 2015 / 1:33 pm

    Never heard of Bloody Mary (as the game). I have heard of the Ouija board, but never used one.

  13. June 24, 2015 / 2:09 pm

    I haven't been camping in year, but I totally want to go and keep talking to Chris about going and taking the kids, and he wants to but he's very non-committal about it.

    Also, I used a Ouija board ONCE and got so freaked out I never touched one again.

  14. June 24, 2015 / 4:29 pm

    Oh, George <3 I love when I can spend money on helping a fur babe (as opposed to paying bills…)! Thanks for posting about the little snowball.

  15. June 24, 2015 / 5:24 pm

    You get goosebumps thinking about boots on snow. My teeth hurt thinking about eating pot roast. We're all a little weird! Ha!

  16. June 24, 2015 / 7:12 pm

    Love that movie! Haha that job sounds horrible, I don't blame you for quitting!

  17. June 24, 2015 / 7:20 pm

    Currently in the process of negotiating a salary for a job and I've been reminded again and again that women really can do anything but no one's willing to pay one a fair wage to do it. Maybe I'm being dramatic but the world feels cruel sometimes. Have fun camping!!

  18. August 21, 2015 / 3:48 pm

    I'm catching up on your blog because I insist on not missing a post and being a total creep in the process and I just came across this post. Just donated! Hope it helps that sweet boy. Wish it could be more!

  19. October 23, 2015 / 11:29 pm

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