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I'm an A-hole // Blogger Yay+Nay

24 September 2012

As I hang my head in shame, tail between my legs, I must admit that I'm an asshole.  I love that old quote, "excuses are like assholes--everyone has one and they all stink!"  It's good for a giggle...and it's also true!  I promised myself that I would get back to blogging, and that I wouldn't offer any "why I haven't blogged" excuses.  Buuuuut, as I say, I'm an a-hole.  Life took that challenge, threw her head back, and laughed at me.  "Try this!", she exclaimed as she dealt me a broken computer (going on 4 weeks without my macbook pro!) and a job training schedule that's left me barely enough time to shower and walk my dogs.  Okay Life, touche. You win.

My computer still isn't fixed, and my job training is far from over, so I'm not making any promises.
While I'm here, let's have some fun and play a game of
Blogger Yay+Nay.

Blogger Yay:
The fabulous Jenna from The Life of the Wife, happens to be my personal makeup guru.  I know, you should be jealous!  But what can I say?  I seriously needed some help and advice, now that I'm back in California, land of cheap and easy shopping.

I went to Target, and Jenna texted me through some makeup must-haves.
Here's what I walked out with:


I'm totally loving the falsies, and I also enjoy thinking of Jenna everytime I apply chapstick.  Is that creepy?  Probably!

My other Blogger Yay is that I received a VoxBox from Influenster.

I'm pretty stoked to be trying these products.  It's like they knew me and the shizz I needed {and love} when they put together this voxbox.  Lindsay swears by natural deoderant, and now I have some to try!  We've also been washing our own dishes 'round these parts, so the dish drying mat is a product I didn't know existed, but that I totally need.  Anyhow, once I have a chance to give this stuff a try, I'll let y'all know what I think.

Blogger Nay:
Back when we did vlogs about products we love, several bloggers talked about loving coconut oil as lotion.  Specifically, they suggested going to Trader Joe's to pick up some of the awesome, moisturizing goodness.  I'm a total sucker for TJ's, so any excuse to go is a good one in my book.  That is, until I tried the coconut oil.

Let me be clear, if you LOVE feeling like an oil slick immediately after showering, this product is for you.  You'll smell great, and you'll leave a greasy trail everywhere you go.  I wish I was kidding.  Perhaps in winter when this shizz is not liquid at room temp, it would be possible to apply small enough amounts to make this tolerable.  However, considering I would never slather myself in olive oil, vegetable oil, or bacon grease, I'm thinking this is just another product that should stay in the kitchen, as it was intended.

Well friends, I hope you enjoyed the game of Blogger Yay+Nay.  Please send me some good juju that my computer is fixible, and that it gets fixed soon!

And just so you can laugh along with Life, here's another gem.
Remember how I got back to the U.S. after 7 weeks of travelling and I said I wanted to stay put for awhile?  Once again, Life just listened, silently crafted her plan, and is now having a good laugh!
My work schedule for the next five weeks:
Week 1: Fresno
Week 2: Atlanta (through the weekend)
Week 3: San Francisco
Weeks 4+5: Kansas City (through the weekend)

So much for staying put!  Once I'm through with my job training, things should settle down considerably {at least that's what I keep telling myself!}  My brain is so full of science that I've been forgetting things like how to add, which streets to turn on, the words to prayers I've previously memorized, days of the week, and which team I picked for my fantasy football this week.  I'm not sure if this makes me smarter or dumber.  On the flip side, ask me anything about immunology, conventional and non-conventional MRI's, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson's disease!  One of these days, I hope all this knowledge can co-exist harmoniously.

I love you my bloggy friends!  I hope y'all haven't abandoned me just yet.


  1. I love Influenster!! They sent me really fun stuff too. Have you checked out BzzAgent? They also sent me some great make up. Welcome back (for now!).

  2. You're forgiven for being an a-hole :) mostly because we're now texting.

    I'm also going to try that mascara.

    Hope work isn't actually killing you! Will message tomorrow, cuddles!!


  3. YOOOOOOOOOOOOU'RE BAAAAAAAAAAAAACK... kind of. :) I know you're crazy busy, but I'm glad to hear from you via blog and see what's new.

    Also, as soon as people started talking about coconut oil as lotion, I was like, "You're not fooling me. I cook with that stuff, and even my dry skin won't be happy with that." Haha. I was intrigued, and then it seemed too good to be true. LAME.

    What kind of natural deo did you get? Good luck! I tried Tom's, and it was TERRIBLE. I use Crystal deodorant. I know someone who actually tried coconut oil as a deo. I had never even heard of that, so I looked it up online, and sure enough, people do it. Who knew?


  4. That Vox Box looks incredible! I just got some of that EBoost in my Klutch Box, I can't wait to try it!

    I have never brought myself to trying coconut oil for my skin... I always leave it in the kitchen as well!

    Welcome back from your blogging hiatus, hopefully things will settle more into a routine and give you the time to re-center and breathe =)

  5. Still here, happy to see you post again! Life is life. We all go through ups and downs of blogging. no worries!
    I wish I knew more about MS, my dad actually has it. But I am not a sciency person so I probably wouldn't really understand anyhow. :P

  6. Welome back! You are forgiven for being MIA!

    Good luck with that work schedule.

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  9. Good to know about the coconut oil! I was just about to go out and buy some. I wonder if it would be better in my hair? Or maybe you're right-it might only belong in the kitchen!

    Glad you're back for a bit! Sending you some good "juju" that your computer gets fixed. Whatever that means :)


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