Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Gobble Gobble Biatch

GUESS WHAT?!!?! Okay, most of you already know because you saw me buttttttt... I GOT TO GO HOME FOR THANKSGIVING!

I was ecstatic when I found out that I would be home for the holidays, even though Thanksgiving has never been a huge holiday for my family. I think that my mom did a great job of making sure we had family dinners growing up, and even as we got older, we maintained a sense of appreciation for family dinners. Since our Thanksgivings usually include my sisters, my mom, and my brother-in-law, it is usually just a normal day around the house but with more food to bash! Small and quaint :)

The past few years however, we have been going to my brother-in-laws family Thanksgiving. There are kids running around, and my mom doesn't have to cook as much so it's perfect. Plus, Patrick has been a huge part of our family since I was about 12 years old so his family is now our family.

This is the part where I bore you with family photos:
I enjoyed seeing you all so much and I'll be back in less than a month for Christmas! Brandy, can we not get roofied this time (seriously, though) Don't ask.

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Ahhhh (big stretch).. it's been awhile.

Work has been hectic, and my co-worker is in South Africa right now at a Baboon sanctuary (really makes you want to save the world doesn't it..) and my boss is out of the office (per usual). I wish I had some exciting news to report but I'm just living life. Same thing different day... so here are just a few random thoughts:

I've had a few people ask me about ShoeDazzle and I have to say that I've been impressed thus far. I've only purchased one pair of shoes so far (one per month) but they are killer over the knee boots and I didn't have to pay for drinks the entire night I wore them so that's a plus! :)

Also, people seem to really love ScribbleToo, the site I wrote about in my last post, and I would love to see your scribbles! You can email them to me at Jbarmstrong87@gmail.com and I will post my favorites. Although, I'm sure I will love them all :)
My sister Brandy's Scribble!

What else....Oh, and one of my favorite musicians right now is Florence and The Machine. I put some of her songs in my October playlist. If you are ever having a bad day watch this cute little boy let Florence cheer him up!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


When I'm bored at work (often) I Stumble and I came across this AMAZING WEBSITE! Okay, so you might not think that it's as AMAZING as I do.. but it's a ton of fun :)


My creation

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

How To Be Alone

Beautiful poem and video :)

Too Nice?

A new friend of mine asked me last night if I got taken advantage of a lot... In the "you're too nice of a person" kind of way.

I instantly wanted to be like, "NO NO. Never. I'm hard as a rock." After seconds of silence, which seemed like hours, I mumbled, "Yeah. Often times I get taken advantage of." The overwhelming sense of embarrassment probably wasn't hard to miss.

Hearing those words come out of my mouth was a little intimidating, but true. Am I TOO nice? Am I TOO giving? Am I TOO understanding? Is giving people the benefit of the doubt a weakness? In most cases, it has proven to be.

In fact, last night I spent way too much money on a gym membership (that I plan on canceling after 30 days to get my money back) for the mere fact that the sales guy was nice, and I didn't want to hurt his feelings. No joke. I signed the dotted line for a gym membership even though the price was way too high, because the guy was nice?!

I know that there are a lot of people who have stabbed me in the back, or kicked me when I'm down, or in one case, took advantage of a decade of friendship, but I also know there are a lot of people who appreciate my kindness. I will do anything for the people I love. I spent too many of my teenage years being angry and bitter; always having up a thick wall. Now, I embrace emotions and feelings. It's a good thing to feel. Even if that means you get a couple broken hearts along the way.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Wait! Why Weren't You Holding The Bird?!

Remember my old post about staying at the Ritz in Atlanta.. well I promised ridiculous photos and here you go:

We didn't pose for this at all... wink* wink*
Well, whenever I have a bad day (such as today) I'll just look at this picture and chuckle. After this picture was taken I looked at my sister (far right. Isn't she cute..) and said "WAIT! WHY WEREN'T YOU HOLDING THE BIRD!?"(note the cute white birds on the table). The best part is, I was dead serious. I had managed to convince myself that perhaps the picture would be complete if she were only holding a bird.. or maybe it would look like we didn't pose but that that bird just belonged in her tiny hands...

I watch too much Disney.

Fascinated by the decor.. I'm easily amused.
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