Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Rainy Days

Apologies for my lack of posting -- I have been so busy with work and school lately! I feel like I am on auto-pilot, just cruising through without stopping until May 9. If I can just make it to May 9. The beautiful spring days make it a little better, when the sun is out and shining. But the rainy days make it tough (and make me tired!). And here is what I have to look forward to this week:

(Image via weather.com)

Promising, eh? Maybe I wouldn't dread it quite so much if I had a cute rainy day outfit like this:

(Image via)

In the meantime, I'll just keep on trucking through (and maybe do a little online shopping for a happy skirt to wear on a dreary day).

I'll leave you all with a few of my favorite rainy day quotes that I've come across lately!

“If you want the rainbow you’ve got to put up with the rain.” – Dolly Parton

"Anyone who says sunshine brings
happiness has never danced in the rain."

~author unknown

No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~Proverb

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Morning Routine

And now...for your most recent "Overheard":

"I just blow and go every morning."

(What she really meant was blow dry.)

It made me chuckle. Hope it did the same for you!

Simply, MJ

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Just call me Auntie...

I have a new nephew! A new puppy nephew that is.

Meet Jack....

Isn't he precious? My brother and his girlfriend picked him up Saturday. He's a 7 m.o. black lab/terrier/something else...he's still pretty little and is very timid. It was hysterical to watch him jump off the couch and flop on the ground. I already warned big brother that I'd be borrowing this little guy!

Happiness is....puppies!


Sunday, March 13, 2011

Oldies but Goodies

I had the privilege of spending last evening with my oldest and one of my dearest friends last night. This girl has literally been through everything with me -- we always said we were like sisters. And then in college we literally became sorority sisters (at different schools, though).

This was probably like my sixth birthday?

Our birthdays were 8 days apart,
so here we are celebrating our 18th birthdays by having a root beer :)

And a pic from this weekend! Hard to believe how much we've grown up!

It makes me happy to have such great and loyal friends in my life.


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Serenity Prayer

For some reason the words of this prayer stood out to me today. It's one I've known for a while, but it kept popping into my head. Thought it could serve as a reminder to us all.

Serenity Prayer
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next. Amen.

Hope you all hare having a great week. Remember to live one day at a time.


Sunday, February 13, 2011

Scene from the Weekend

I have a few excerpts from the weekend for you this time around:

Friday (at nail salon):
(Nail technician discovers I have ticklish feet.)
Guy: You have a beautiful smile. (By the way, he is Asian, but I don't know how to type in an Asian accent, so use your imagination.
MJ: Thank you.
Guy: You married?
MJ: No.
Guy: Boyfriend?
MJ: No.
Guy: You single? Why? Too busy?
MJ: Yeah I work too much.
Guy: You not need work so much. You need find love.

Thank you. Actually working on that. Haha.

Here is why I was getting my nails done -- Caduceus Ball (aka Doctors Prom or Med School Formal). A friend asked me to go with a friend, so I said why not! Plus, I got a second wear out of my NYE dress. Bonus. Not to mention I just had a really good time and met some fun new people.

Saturday, watching basketball game and clip for the golf thing comes up. (There is a player named Vijay something.):
MJ: Vijay. Haha. Va-jay-jay. Haha. (Mature, I know.)
(Kendall and Jeremy laugh.)
Jeremy: Actually, it's the opposite. They call him a dick.
(All laugh.)
Jeremy: Seriously though, because he is so cocky. No pun intended.
(Continue laughing for a long period of time. Mature. But for some reason it was hilarious in the moment.)

And that's all for now, folks.


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

One of those days...

Today was another one of those 8 a.m. - 11 p.m. type of days that I like to work. But it was also just one of those days...it started off pretty normal, with the exception of the largest snowflakes I have ever seen. They looked like feathers coming down. Giant feather snowflakes. But then a series of occurrences have led me to just write this off as "one of those days."

- I hear around 11 a.m. that ESPN may come to my event and shoot some video feed. Unconfirmed. I get slightly nervous and start promoting. Realize my broadcast e-mail from Friday was never sent. Frantically mend the situation.
- Confirm around 3:30 or so that ESPN will be sending someone over at 7:45 p.m. Start blowing up the social media feeds. Proceed to get extremely nervous. (It has also been well documented that I can in fact make myself physically sick when nervous/anxious - luckily not one of those days.)
- Go to pick up cookies at Kroger around 6:20 p.m. Snow falls onto the car seat resulting in large wet spot on my left cheek (you know which one I'm talkin' about).
- Unexpectedly run into ex for the first time (while looking like a wet dog from said giant feather snowflakes with a wet spot on my rear). Get flustered. Act super awkward. Run into him again near check out. Again, act awkward. Walk in front of his car in parking lot as he is leaving. Do an awkward wave. Not sure what words I actually said to him in store. Forget how to get to Cane's (which is my next stop.)
- Get back to event right at 7 p.m. as event is supposed to start. There are already people at every table. Realize I need more tables. Get students to set them up.
- Broke a nail. (Update: As of 2-8-11 I have broken 3 nails this week.)
- May or may not have made a fool out of myself on ESPN.
- Wrap up event and attend women's basketball game. All goes well, except for a close loss.
- Walk back to car after women's basketball. In process, wipe out on aforementioned giant feather snowflakes. On the street corner. In front of everyone. While I was standing still. At a "Do Not Walk." Longest. Red light. Ever.
- Get hollered at by a person three cars back wanting to know if I'm okay. Says it looked like that hurt. People around me chuckle. Coworkers chuckle. Longest. Red light. Ever.
- Take out trash from event. One bag leaks and leaves a trail through the basement, puddles in the elevator, and outside elevator. Gross. Clean up mess.
- Get home to confirm that both my knee and my pride are busted.

Sooo...all little things. But when you put one on top of another, it just makes for one of those days. I didn't read my horoscope this morning, but I'm sure it said something like, "Today is a 3. Stay home for your own safety and dignity."

Oh well. On to the next one.