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Thursday, July 3, 2014

"It's a party in the USA!"

A girl could get used to this 4 day work week thang, that's for sure. Especially ones with paid holidays!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMERICA!
 
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Since I haven't been around as often as usual lately (and because I'm too lazy to come up with a topic), I figured I'd throw some randomness your way and bring things up to speed around here.
 
Someone stole Pete's lunch at work and I think I was more pissed off about it than he was. I do not cope well with food thievery. I once called an old boss and gave him a tongue lashing for eating one of my Slim Fast bars, then vehemently prayed to the sugar alcohol gods that he be cursed with explosive diarrhea as punishment.
 
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I bought the mini pack of OPI 2014 neon polishes and was super disappointed in them. The color I was most excited to use - purple - looked more like a deep fuchsia-y/plum-y fall shade than anything else... and that was even after doing 2 coats of white polish prior to the 3 coats of purple to make it "pop"! Talk about the manicure equivalent of blue balls.

I'm not a big crier. I mean, I didn't even get misty eyed when that bitch Rose let Jack go after promising she wouldn't... but, I was catching up on some Honey Boo Boo and they showed a montage of their dog who was hit and killed by a car - straight up crocodile tears, yo. I'd expect that shit from Sarah McLachlin, but, not from you, Mama June!
 
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I paid off a significant chunk of my credit card debt and I can't tell you what a relief it is. I've been trying so hard lately and to actually see results just motivates me to try even harder (hence the $300 Coach purchase that I held myself back from). I think I have a new goal: to be debt free by 30. That gives me 8 months which is entirely possible if I stick to my guns about it.
 
Blogging has really taken a back seat for me lately. I haven't sponsored anyone since April... when I first started I sponsored several people each month. I've been averaging 2 posts a week... when I first started I was averaging 4-5. I'm okay with it. I'm not burnt out and I don't plan to quit. My priorities and circumstances have just shifted and my need to be here has shifted, too... into a want - as in I "show up" when I damn well please and not because I'm worried I'll lose followers, page views, etc. Gaining page views and followers feels good, I'm not gonna lie... but you know what feels even better? When you've cultivated friendships within this community that stay strong regardless of if you're sponsoring them or not, or how many times a week you post. That right THURR is what it's all about for me.
 
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Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm off to go read a book then fall asleep... :) I hope you all enjoy your long holiday weekend! Except for poor Krystal... sucks to be her (living in the Caribbean actually has a downside... who knew?!).
 
Have you ever been super disappointed in a product that you were initially super psyched about?
What is blogging all about for you? Has your perception changed at all since you started?
 
 
 

49 comments:

  1. I really want to try the OPI neon nail polish. I saw someone wearing the pink and I really want to try that one. I hope the pink works better then the purple. I've been the same way with blogging lately. When I first started I was really excited about it and eager to write posts. Now, it's really just blogging when I can find the time. I am glad you are not going to leave your blog. I always enjoy reading your posts.

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  2. LOL at the Titanic reference...seriously though Rose! Anyways, about that last one...this blog exists to serve YOU, not the other way around. Do you, lady!

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  3. I'm still trying to figure out this blogging schedule thing. Sometimes, I feel like blogging every day, but then I'll suddenly want to stop blogging and read a book all day / nappppp. Not that I get days to do that, but I can wish. We will be here to stalk your blog however many times a week you post.

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  4. Blogging in the summertime is much more difficult for me than during the boring cold winter days. But it feels great not having the pressure on myself to feel like I have to blog.

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  5. Lunch thievery is just wrong! Nothing ruins your day more than a dog who is hurt or sick, what the hell Mama June! My take on blogging has totally changed and shifted since I started blogging. I think the friends I have made keep me from leaving but sometimes breaks are needed, and just have to happen for sanity sake.

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  6. I nearly always tend to get way more frustrated about any injustice done to Angel than he ever gets. Hurray for paying off debt!!

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  7. For the Titanic reference - there was more than enough room on the wood for him too...is all I have to say about that!! Sorry to hear about the OPI products - I feel ya on just not getting what you want out of a product!! I'd go bananas if someone took my lunch...and yay to a 4 day work week!! Happy 4th love!

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  8. samesies. i dont care about pageviews or whatever. these days i've been totally slacking on the blog and only posting like twice a week which is a big change for me but with work so entirely crazy these days, the last thing i want to do is go home to blog; i'd much rather go home and drink which is exactly what i've been doing, holla!

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  9. hahahaha Yes Ill be the only one in work tomorrow boooooo. I think I need to avoid Blogland and all the pics completely!!

    Btw who steals someone's lunch. Everytime I hear a story like that I get the heebie jeebies. And if you steal it at work are you really gonna sit at your desk and legit eat your co-worker's lunch?? What a a dumbass!

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  10. I was totally disappointed in that OPI nail polish too! WTF OPI?!? Not cool. And I don't know what I'd do if someone stole my lunch. I don't mess around with food! Hope you have a great 4th!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  11. I've been blog silent, too, sometimes it just needs to go on the back burner. I've missed you and your coffee-shooting-out-my-nose inspired posts. I feel a disconnect when I don't talk to my blog friends. I guess that sounds weird, or something. But, I actually wrote this in my post today (after a 3 weeks hiatus), I know the REAL connections I've made stick by me through my radio silence… and that's what it's about! Congrats on the credit card, isn't it the most wondrous thing as that number goes down down down down down!?!?

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  12. i have to work tomorrow. i'm so pissed!! but glad i have a job that i actually love so i can't complain about that. i hate when products don't work!

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  13. But since you still snapchat and come visit my blog, I don't miss you as much. It makes your lack of posting more bearable :) I have been around three per week lately and I don't hate it. I am so glad there's been a collective loosening of the imaginary rules this summer!

    And come on Pete, where are your priorities? If you aren't ready to cut someone over a stolen lunch then what will get you mad?

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  14. Sometimes it's crazy to me how different nail polish can look if you add multiple coats! If only we could get all that color in one coat! And I can't believe someone stole Pete's lunch! Who does that kind of a thing?! I hope it was an accident... if that's even possible! haha

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  15. I just recently got an OPI color that I was expecting to be much darker than it was. I had old lady fingers. BALLS.

    I don't care if you don't post because you can email or text me, beeotch.

    STOLEN FOOD? HELL NO. HeLl No.

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  16. I love that you get irrationally angry over stolen food. You're my spirit animal.

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  17. I am so with you on the lunch stealing thing....and loving that episode...."You THREW MY SANDWICH AWAY?! MY SANDWICH???" It will never stop being funny. Also that sucks about the OPI.....guess I will save my money because the purple was the one I wanted too.....

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  18. I miss your face! I cry every time I see that commercial or when I hear "in the arms of an angel...." que the tears!

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  19. Damn that sucks about the nail polish. I was all OOO until you said you were disappointed. Not that I really NEED more nail polish anyway lol. I like the idea of debt free by 30...mostly because that gives me about 4 years. I also know it won't happen thanks to that evil bitch Sallie Mae. Best of luck to you though!

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  20. yeah, missing your face around these parts lately.

    I dont cry either.. but a dog getting hit? no one can resist crying at that one.

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  21. I find this happens often with nail polishes. The color looks so brilliant and pretty when I'm staring at the bottom. And then I find myself applying millions of coats, waiting to achieve that color my eyeballs see on the bottle. Yet it never happens. My rule now, three coat max. If it doesn't achieve the color in three coats, it's dunzo. Any more coats than that and it's hard to completely dry and not chip or get divets in it :/

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  22. And lo, they loved her still, be she only a twice a week poster!

    I'll take me some Amanda humor in any dose it comes. Now go enjoy that four day weekend!

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  23. Id be pissed if someone stole my food too... assholes.
    Im so ready for this day to be over Im leaving for the beach as soon as I clock out why is my boss being a meanie and not letting me go early WAAAH!!!!
    Debt free sounds awesome that wont be me by 30 because hello student loans that ass rape me every month.

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  24. oh god, did Pete have a moist maker that was stolen?!?!

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  25. You have to blog for you! Plus, I know you're around when you comment on my shiz. :)

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  26. I was super disappointed in the new Sperrys I just bought online because they were darker than expected and didn't fit right. But I waited too long to get a refund so now I gotta sell them online. Boo. I haven't been blogging much lately either- I think it's due to the change in seasons- I'd rather be outside DOING rather than sitting at a computer inside!

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  27. Oh my LORD - I totally cried at China / chi-chi / cha-cha's little montage too... dang it Honey Boo Boo! & when Sugar Bear was sitting out by his grave... forgetaboutit!

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  28. bitchhhh you do you. also... "MY SANDWIIIIICH!?"

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  29. I about died over on the mama June story. And that pic of Sarah... TOO TOO FUNNY. I am 100% with you about blogging and I would follow you if you posted once a month! I am so happy and proud for you to be doing so well with the debt stuff. We all got it. We all hide/deny it :)!! But few actually avoid/overcome it so good for you!!!!! I am not toatally gung-ho about being debt free but I do believe in two debts: a home mortgage and only one car payment at a time (when you share monies as a family).

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  30. hiii i missed you! SOMEONE STOLE FOOD?!! I hope you called the police. that is not ok. yay for paying off debt! good luck for be debt free by 30, you can do it! and i feel you on the blogging taking a backseat, we're all still here waiting patiently to stalk you again. have a fantastic weekend!

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  31. I almost bought that OPI pack as well. Now I am glad I didn't cause that purple would of been a huge let down for me too. Food stealers are the scum of the earth. :)

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  32. I am wildly disappointed in the Essie summer collection. Or maybe it's the neon one? Either way, I am displeased.

    Lunch thieving is wrong, just wrong.

    Good luck on your debt payoff! It's hard but so worth it.

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  33. Well that stinks about the OPI!! I hope your weekend is great!

    www.madeintheshadeblog.com

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  34. Lunch stealers need a toe punt right up the baby making equipment!

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  35. Happy 4th of July!

    Good luck with being debt free.

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  36. Oh you are good! You pop in here with your randomness, and it's so damned entertaining and just the pick-me-up I need. Love your nail polish/blue balls correlation.

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  37. That is so shady that someone stole his lunch at work! Does he have any suspects? There was a guy at my old work that would always steal my friend's cookies. She knew it was him because they would be the only ones working and then they would disappear, but he even denied that he did it when she confronted him about it! People are crazy!
    Happy 4th of July tomorrow!!

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  38. I hear you speaking the TRUTH on the fact that building friendships is a million times better than the whole sponsor thing. I've never done it and never will. I'd rather buy you a beer than pay to be in your sidebar ;)

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  39. yeah i've been cutting back on blogging too - i used to be pressured to post consistently and now i'm fine with slacking if i don't have anything good to say. and great work with your debt payoff - i need to be more consistent with paying mine off too. it's not as fun as buying pretty things but it's a necessity!

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  40. Ok, this is like the ONE time that living in the Caribbean DOESN'T pay off... Every other day of the year, Krystal has us beat hands down.

    -Kate
    www.theflorkens.com

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  41. Happy 4th!! That is awesome you get a 4 day weekend! I would flip the F out if someone stolen my lunch...like seriously I'm not even sure how I would react but it would be BAD. Good luck on reaching your credit goal...that is a great goal!

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  42. All these randoms are too funny! :) I totally agree about the blogging thing. You shouldn't have to feel obligated to be here. And I know I certainly understand and I will still follow along and look forward to reading yours posts! And YAY for paying off some of your debt! My husband and I have been talking about that more lately and how it would be so nice to have a house that is paid off! We might be dreaming big, but it sure is a fun little challenge! ;) Have a great holiday weekend! I wish every work week was only 4 days!

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  43. I haven't been at my blog steadily since the beginning of the year. Sometimes I feel bad, sometimes I don't. As for debt free, that's a great feeling! I was at the beginning of the year (common theme here) but have since gottten myself into a little trouble. But it's not all my fault! I'm waiting on people to pay me back for things. It still sucks though.

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  44. Ugh, RIP Party in the USA Miley. Moment of silence.......ok but congratulations on paying off debt!! Woop!! I bet it feels oh so good!!

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  45. I think with my new promotion my blogging priorities have changed, I need to find something that works for me. 4 to 5 posts a week just aren't in the cards for me right now, and I'm not to worried about the numbers I know my NIRL (not in real life) friends will always come see what's up. :)

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  46. Remember when Miley sang the best song ever? Also that Sarah M. meme is amazing!

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  47. I'm definitely not okay with food stealing. I would cut someone if they even eye-balled my food wrong.
    I know what you mean about blogging. I actually just started over from scratch (it was pretty terrifying, but relieving) and somehow during that I found my ambition again.

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  48. I dig this post the most and your genuine put it all out there approach to writing is the most hilarious and entertaining! Those damn dog and cat Sarah commercials also make me boo hoo like my toddlers do - they never get old and they always kick me in the gut when I see those sad animal eyes. I totally agree with blogging when you want to - not bc you feel you need to, bc if you go about blogging that way, then your posts generally suck. I've gone down to 3 a week at times and I'm ok with it.

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  49. well we all know how awesome i am about posting and commenting and keeping up with shit. :/ womp womp. it's hard right? i've gone back through a lot of my posts and i'm like "hey waaaait a minute! that's just bullshit filler, not important, not interesting and definitely nothing i'd deem worthy of discussing over coffee or dranks with anyone in person."
    so as much as i've been stressing about trying to get back into it i need to keep the quality over quantity mindset.

    also now that i'm "back" i've noticed that a lot of blogs i used to enjoy reading have gone from interesting/funny/real to almost exclusively "sponsored by" posts. Blogland is one place I don't need commercials. i fast forward through them on my DVR and i'm certainly not going to waste hours reading advertisements. know what i mean?

    basically, i get it and i wish you lived here so you could just entertain me all day in person. :D

    LittleBirdBlogs

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