Monthly Archives: February 2013

Five Things Friday

1. So I just finished re-reading The Hunger Games and I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned before my total girl crush on Jennifer Lawrence, so this link is always worth a giggle or two.

2. And because I’m in a quoting mood. I ran across this buzzfeed article for Daria quotes for every occasion. My teen years consisted of watching this tv show. I think we had similar tactics for playing volleyball.

3. So, I made this meal yesterday and it was OMG amazing. Of course I made a few changes, I used real bacon, not bacon bits; I cut my chicken into smaller pieces and I added ranch dressing mix.

4. So I’m still pregnant. I’ll be 16 weeks on Sunday and we got to hear the heartbeat this past Monday! Those are all exciting and good things for me. In a few weeks, we will also be finding out the gender! 🙂 What do you all think? Boy or girl?

5. So my brother in law, Stephen, who owns the crossfit gym, Cross Fit Boiler Room, in Villa Rica hit a BIG goal this week. Those of you who aren’t in the cross fit know may or may not know what a muscle up is. To me, it is this ridiculous exercise that doesn’t even make sense in how you do it, like AT ALL. And Stephen got his first! (Of course he picks a night I’m NOT there to see it, LAME!)

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So Much Hate

For the loviest day of the year. What’s with that?

Okay, granted, it isn’t necessarily the day of the year where you may feel the most love for someone but the point stands. Why do people feel the need to be so hateful about Valentine’s day? I really don’t get it.

“I love my (wife, husband, g/f, b/f, whomever) every day of the year. I don’t need a specific day to show them I care”

1. That’s pretty insulting and presumptuous towards the people who do celebrate valentine’s day.

2.  I don’t think for most people Valentine’s day is the ONLY day of the year they show their special someone they care.

I mean, I celebrate birthdays, holidays, other special days. Does my celebrating mother’s day mean I don’t appreciate my mother the other days of the year? Does making Joseph feel extra special on 8/5 mean I don’t care how he feels the other 364 days of the year?

No, it means I’m choosing a day to go above and beyond. Because, not to blow minds or anything, but you can’t make every day special. Once you do that, it turns into the norm and is no longer special and in fact, becomes expected.

I celebrate Valentine’s day with Joseph. I make him Spicy mac and cheese, he makes dessert, we exchange little gifts as a simple token of the fact that we’ve chosen this day to go hey “I love you, I appreciate you, I want you to feel special”. Does it take anything away if other couple’s are choosing that same day to also do this? No. Does it mean I don’t appreciate Joseph on 2/15? Heck no!

So, if Valentine’s day isn’t your thing, that’s cool. But don’t insult other people’s relationships because they do celebrate it.

To: All my blog readers. Happy Valentine’s Day from Haymitch and Me. We love you, you keep us young! (

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What? It’s Only The Truth

I was watching something the other day and the person on the show mentioned that they aren’t being mean, they are being honest. I’ve heard this thought mentioned numerous times in real life and on television and I’m not going to lie, I think it is a bunch of crap.

Just because the words coming out of your mouth may be true does not mean they are not rude or necessary. In fact, just because you may be speaking what you perceive as truth does not make it such. In fact, most of the time if the words you are speaking are going to hurt more than help, they are a waste of breath and time.

The truth of the matter is, too many people hide behind the truth as a way or a reason to be mean and cruel. If you ever start a sentence with “I don’t mean to be a jerk, but…” or any variation of that, just stop. What you are going to say isn’t necessary and you are trying to be a jerk. That’s a fact.

I guess I’m just tired of people using “being real” as a means to be an ass. You aren’t some awesome truth fairy coming in and sprinkling truth fairy dust around and creating revelations. Nope, you’re really just putting yourself on that list everyone keeps in the back of their mind of people to avoid in all future endeavors.

So, that’s my truth.

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