Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Secret Single Behavior

I have a friend in Spartanburg who often posts on Facebook "Secret Single Behavior" updates. I think because her husband often travels for work. I think it's really cute and fun, so I'm stealing it for today...because we all have these secret single rituals :)

For the past two nights, Mr. Bunn has been at Edisto Beach with the family. Last night, I JOGGED (yes, really!) 4 miles, had leftovers for dinner, gave myself a mani/pedi and enjoyed some trash tv.

Tonight, I met my dear friend and co-worker for Happy Hour "bubbles" and went to a fun wine tasting with girlfriends. It was so nice catching up with one of my favorite people and getting to know 2 new ladies--especially after getting my rear end handed to me by the Volvo repairman. :P

Anyway, I had every intention of coming home and accomplishing a lot of packing and tidying before our trip to TN tomorrow, but ended put on my sparkling new pair of Nine West peep toe wedges (they need to be broken in!), and am blasting my fun playlist of girl music.

Sample playlist:

Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It) -- Beyonce
Ain't Too Proud To Beg -- The Temptations
Telephone -- Lady Gaga ft. Beyonce (THIS SONG IS FIERCE.)
Bossy -- Kelis (don't judge)
Paper Planes -- MIA (again, don't judge)

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Are Your 15 Minutes Up Yet?

This one's for you, Kate Gosselin. AND Tattooed Weirdo McGhee (adulterer who has just reuined Sandra Bullock's life). AND Speidi.

Obviously, I'm watching E!News right now. (And you would be too if your husband were out of town!)

I am officially boycotting Dancing With the Stars until the whiny, controlling, evil, selfish, mean-spirited, nasty Kate Gosselin is eliminated. I don't typically keep up with TV shows. I can't remember when they come on and I forget to set the DVR. I do enjoy DWTS, however, because it requires some real skill. At any rate, having missed DWTS last night I was not at all surprised today to see headlines on MSN, Yahoo and now E! News--Kate Gosselin acting like a diva. UGH. Disappear!

As a side note--I am in no way "Team Jon." Oh no, I think he is just as horrible as Kate. I just really, really think Kate is horrible.

On to Jesse James' latest and famous indiscretion. First, I think it is really sad that celebrities' affairs are considered "Breaking News." Second, the woman has a tattooed forehead and armpits. Real class. UGH. Disappear!

Speidi. Heidi Montag + Spencer Pratt = Just sad. I haven't kept up with The Hills in many years, but you know...Speidi are everywhere. UGH. Disappear!

Tick tock, tick tock. Of course, I wish nothing but the best for these fine folks. I really just wish they would disappear from my television and internet.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Dale Carnegie's words of wisdom

Greetings! I have been so very neglectful of my blog lately, mainly because work has been so hectic! It's the busiest time of the year in the workplace campaign world, and I am certainly struggling to find balance.

By nature, I am a complete worrier. I am almost always worrying about something.

I took a Dale Carnegie course a few months ago. (If you ever get the opportunity to take this course, I highly recommend taking advantage. If nothing else, it will help boost your confidence in ways you could never imagine!) Dale Carnegie was a famous author, speaker and consultant who helped coach people in many ways -- helping them to become better managers, better public speakers, better business people. The course is based off of two wildly popular books written by Dale Carnegie: How to Win Friends and Influence People and How to Stop Worrying and Start Living.

Lately, I've been thinking that I need to re-read How to Stop Worrying and Start Living. I found a nice quote from DC that seems to apply today:

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.

Today, I am praying for good news. Things lately have been tougher than I would prefer, but I know that everything will be okay. Instead of worrying about what may or may not happen, today I will focus on all the positive things that are around me. I'll try to do the same thing tomorrow, too!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Paper gifts?

In two short weeks, Allen and I will celebrate our first wedding anniversary! My thoughts:

1) Where has a whole year gone?

2) Who came up with the list of traditional wedding gifts?

I'm a traditional girl. My philosophy on wedding planning was "traditional, traditional, traditional." I did not want to spend a ton of money on trendy crap and gimmicky decor. Naturally, as I started thinking about what to buy for A. Bunn to commemorate our one year anniversary, I spent some time researching traditional anniversary gifts.

So, what are some of the suggestions for traditional first anniversary gifts? Paper! Seriously, paper?!? Some ideas that are listed on the internet include: photographs, books, stock, a scrapbook, bourdoir photos (no, thank you! I am one of the most modest people you will ever meet. I don't change clothing in front of others), tickets of some sort, and an insurance policy. Ok, well...thanks for the suggestions. We already have a framed wedding invitation. Allen trades stock online. He has tons upon tons of books. We also have plenty of wedding photos, including framed portraits from my bridal session. When I told Allen that an insurance policy was a suggested gift idea, I got a suspicious look. Maybe he's been watching episodes of Snapped on Oxygen...

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Burning Questions, continued

On my drive home from a 9:30 p.m. meeting that was changed to a 10:00 p.m. meeting that never happened, I pondered more unimportant topics. Enjoy.

How did the band "Smash Mouth" EVER get a record deal?

Is it really necessary for every radio station in America to play Taylor Swift songs every minute of the day? She was on 4 out of 9 of my radio presets yesterday--all at the same time. She's cute, but she's kind of wearing out her welcome.

Why would anyone want to buy a 3D television? This has to be one of the dumbest ideas I have ever heard in my life. Seeing Al Roker's poor complexion in HD is really already more than I can handle.

Happy Thursday.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Burning Questions (of little importance)

When did Peace Frog stickers make a revival? 1995 called, it wants its Peace Frog back.

Does anyone else feel that their day will automatically be awesome when they hear a great song first thing in the morning? To escape the corniness of the local news anchors this morning, I switched over to the 90's Music channel on DirectTV. Maybe the $81 a month is proving to be "worth it." This morning I heard this little gem from the early 90's. I thought about wearing my cardigan backwards, but didn't think people would "get it."

Where are my FAVORITE black dress slacks? They have been missing now for over a month. I have called 2 dry cleaners, moved 2 closets, burrowed through boxes of off-season clothing, searched my car and called my brother to see if they could possibly be hanging in a closet at my mother's house. NO luck. These are the most perfect black dress slacks on Earth! Perfect length, perfect fit AND they are 1/2 of my black suit! GRRRRRR.

Did you know that today is the birthday of CHUCK NORRIS!?

Friday, March 5, 2010


I have had about a dozen experiences this week where I have wanted to say to people....

"Do you UNDERSTAND the words that are coming out of my mouth?"

Have we all forgotten how to communicate? Am I dealing with aliens? I'm just not sure.

Earlier in the week, I had an issue at work with editing our website. I had to deal with tech support types, you know the condescending computer nerds that freak out when they realize you don't understand their lingo and their dumb jargon-y abbreviations. News flash, people: I have a communications degree! Not a freaking degree in computer science. If I knew how to alleviate the problem on my own, I wouldn't put myself through the torture of dealing with an angry tech person! Let's back up and speak plain English. After dealing with four "support" people at three different companies, the problem is now out of my hands. THANK GOD.

Also this week, I received a message on Facebook from a person who shall remain nameless(thanks again, Facebook) and in the message this person said she would love to "ketchup" with me.

And then yesterday I had a conversation with a younger person who also shall remain nameless (only because I don't know who actually reads this stuff). I have noticed, quite often, that when I converse with this person, he/she has a completely blank expression on his or her face. When I ask a question, there is usually a four second delay before a response is ever spoken. Maybe I'm speaking Japanese? I have no idea.