Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Procrastination Is A Thief Of Time...

Edward Young couldn't have said it better. Among the many of my blogs that I read, I've kept hearing and reading about the website Pinterest. What was this? So, I googled it, and well yea... About that. Helllloooo new time sucker. And we all thought Facebook was bad, this ranks up there with it. 
     One of my favorite "litte things in life" are pictures of quotes. And Pinterest is filled with them along with way too many pages following. Do you understand what I'm saying? Okay great. That's what I thought. If not, look below and you can see why I love these things and this site.
Senior And Favorite Quote
I Make Life Interesting.
Oh Snap. Yet True. 

Oh, and in other news, Lindsay was officially released from her home, where she immediately began serving her 480 hours of community service complete with homemade blueberry muffins. Let's just see how long this goes. 


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Nini? Nini? Nini? NINI!...

Oh ya know.... Just another busy day of Sara's thoughts. Ready....... GO!

*I promise I'll get to my vacation post soon! I'm still collecting my thoughts.
*I've got to get a new sleeping routine. This whole going to bed at 11:30 and falling asleep at 4:30 and have to be up in 2 hours later then work an eight hour day isn't working. At ALL. #thank you Red Bull.
*I went to the grocery for chocolate chip cookie supplies and came home with free frozen yogurt.
*True Life: I have a fear of Peach Fuzz.
* I'm dreading August in so many ways.
*I've experienced Forever 21, and don't need to experience it anytime soon.
*Fourth of July is quickly approaching. Guess what that means? Stories, and photos. Oh, and deviled eggs. Jackpot.
*The month of July allows me to have a perfectly good excuse to watch A Christmas Story and dig up the Christmas tunes.
*My car experienced 75 mph. It was quite exhilarating.
*Did you hear I have a new boyfriend? Actor Daniel Radcliffe. Translation? Harry Potter.
*While working a full day on two hours of sleep and a Red Bull, Shenanigan HQ experienced a double transformer power outage. That could be it's own post, but I'll sum it up. Customers got one heck of a deal today. For a solid THREE Hours. In the Ohio Valley summer heat. Thank goodness for iPhone calculators. And yes, as a matter of fact, I did know that the power was out. Thanks for the info.
*Frozen yogurt bars are popping up too close to mi casa, which is no bueno.
*What I would do to go back to July 2010.
*Team Mackenzie.
*Saturday night will be one word: EPIC. Sunday morning following Saturday night's epicness at Shenanigan HQ? Eh. Not so much.
*Discovering Small Town USA? Adorable with a side of masculine.
*Like shooting fish in a barrel.


Sunday, June 26, 2011

Reminiscing... Dear...

Dear 12 Year Old Me...
Congratulations! You've officially made it into the totes awk stage in life. While you've had to overcome some obstacles to get here, it is finally time for a fresh new start as you enter middle school. Now that I'm a disney and half generation older, I want to give you some advice to make life easier. (If I had only known then what I know now.)

Although this is an awkward stage in life, enjoy being young.
You're not missing out on family fun after you've gone to bed.
Whatever you do, don't coordinate your braces color for the holidays because, it will look ridiculous after the occasion.
Never choose the boy over a girlfriend. Let me guarantee the boy will be off your radar in no time.
As much as you may hate listening to old family stories, soak them in. One day, those stories are all you'll have.
As much as you loved those "foo foo" drinks from Starbucks, they're not worth the money, or constantly hearing, "coffee stunts your growth."
Stop rolling your eyes and listen to your mother; your sister can be your best friend.
If you're fortunate enough to get a marionette puppet of Justin Timberlake, take really good care of the box and puppet; you'd be surprised how valuable it might be one day.
If someone tells you that you look ridiculous in your Charlie's Angel boots, Britney Spears bat-winged shirt and/or crimped hair listen to them; they might just be right.
Listen to your parents. They know what's best for you.

Try to avoid making monumental, embarrassing, dorky, decisions, but as Ferris Bueller said: "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." 


Friday, June 24, 2011

I Lost At Hide And Go Seek...

Two graduation parties in one night?! This called for an appearance of my Mod Cloth "Island Block" dress. It could be considered as a summer staple; cute, light weight, strapless, perfect for any occasion. It's one of my favorite sundresses. While packing for my trip down south, I was instructed to pack an  "just in case we do anything fancy"outfit. Why not pack my go to staple? Well it's a good thing, because ladies and gentlemen, my dress is MISSING. And it's not just one of those, "oh I think I know where it is, but I'm too lazy to go get it" placements, this is a case of "now Sara, when you took the dress off, you knew you were going to be looking for it." Three weeks have passed, and it is no where to be found.
     Before you start asking; I've looked in all my hiding spots, my laundry, my closets, (where it SHOULD BE) drawers, pretty much every where. With the dress being misplaced, it's starting to ruin plans. For example: my Taylor Swift concert outfit. Just imagine; this cute adorable, stunning dress and cowboy boots. This outfit is so not me, but seeing as I will be viewing the country music princess, I thought I might dress up for the occasion. Nope.
     So. To get to my point, I'm asking for a little extra help in sending a good word to St. Anthony, the saint of lost items. I have a couple of events coming up, and this dress would be perfect for the occasions.  My next option? Start calling local dry cleaners.

I Miss You. 

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Whomp Whomp...

After a crazy night of tracking 'naders via text, I had begun to wind down after spending my final day on vacation (that's another story) by relaxing in my favorite cherry and pear bed. Even though I was on vacation, it still didn't prevent me from catching up in La La land. Lindsay had thrown a rooftop BBQ party even though she was under house arrest, George and his girl friend has gone to splitsville, and Katy Perry had dyed her hair. So all was well with the world. Just another boring day in the 'Wood. Hahahahhahaha. Ha. Best joke I've heard in a long time.
     So what about this Lindsay throwing a BBQ? I mean I guess since she is under arrest, since she can't go out, why can't she bring the party to Malibu? "Alcohol is not a part of my life." So then what are those opened wine bottles and random beer cans doing in your house? Party? I smell random testing.
     Fast forward to June 13th. After hearing word of this party, how "convenient" that Lilo's  parole officer showed up for testing?!? "But officer, I promise I wasn't doing anything. Alcohol isn't a part of my life anymore."And how many times have we heard that story? 
     While trying to hide the fact that Lindsay had tested POSITIVE for alcohol in her system, my favorite Today Show anchor Matt Lauer would be making a trip out to her pad for an "exclusive" Today Show interview, and a longer one that would air for Dateline NBC explaining that she has gotten "her life back together." Excuse me while I go laugh. hahahhahahhahahahaha. ha.  While negotiating these "exclusive sit down interviews" Lindsay agreed to 15 minutes. No more than that. Somewhere along the way, her assistant forgot to mention there would need to be more film for Dateline.  As Matt was sitting down for makeup, the interview was cancelled. Lying takes a lot out of a person.
     Back to present day: Checking my gossip sites one last time before watching the movie eyelids, I saw the headline: Lindsay Violates Probation.... AGAIN. Insert thank goodness no one was on the island and  no one would hear the infamous squeal. While details were coming together, I anxiously awaited; would I get to see her live? Maybe this was my one and only chance. Well, I couldn't go to bed and not know details. So yes, I did stay up an extra 30 minutes while courthouse arrangements were made. And ONCE AGAIN, look who didn't get to see this live? Thanks a lot Delta and Judge Sautner. 
     Here's where multiple whomp whomp comes in. First off, Judge Sautner: Do you not realize that what you're dealing with is a Hollywood star  fail? We I would like to see this all play out live, and preferably not just have to read it on my sites because of your rule of "No camera's or blackberries in the courtroom?" Hello?!?! This is the 21st century. Whomp whomp number two; If you told Lindsay that she would be put in jail next time she messes up, then stick to your word. Whomp number three: Next time you put someone on house arrest, clarify the rules. None of this "well alcohol testing wasn't a part of the agreement, and since it's not I can't put her in jail, and well I guess I'm gonna have to limit one friend visiting at a time" stuff. Whomp whomp number four; I need more understanding of this "overcrowding" stuff. And as long as I'm on this rant: a hearing like this should't take 30 minutes. 
    The real whomp whomp? Lindsay. 


Thursday, June 16, 2011

I Left My Heart In D.C. ...

"This is an NBC News special report..." Ooooo. Wonder what this could be? "It is with great sadness that we report the death of  Meet The Press moderator and Washington Bureau Chief Tim Russert, who passed away this afternoon after collapsing while recording voice overs for this week's Meet The Press."  I know what I just wrote was just incredibly depressing, but just go ahead and read some more. It gets happier.
     After the initial shock that the world had lost an incredibly intelligent  media legend, it was only appropriate that The TODAY show pay tribute to Tim by spending the following morning's newscast interviewing former and current political figures and noteworthy Meet The Press guests. Somewhere in the mixture of guests, Matt Lauer had the privilege of talking to his son Luke. Doing the best he could, Matt did an excellent job staying positive while Luke gave fond memories of his father.
    Having the honor of giving the eulogy at his father's funeral, it was then that the world and I was introduced to one of the current loves of my life, Mr. Luke Russert. Like any normal human being would do, Luke stepped out of the spotlight for the remainder of the summer, and would gear up for the 2008 election that included countless number of appearances on morning news shows analyzing the days political news. I'm sure Tim is proud.
     In case you didn't know, this past winter I finally caved in and joined the Twitterverse. Sad, I know. But once you get the hang of it, it becomes rather addicting. And why yes as a matter of fact, you can express your thoughts in 140 character or less. I'm not going to confuse my readers with Twitter jargon, but when my Twitter feed shows up, some people choose to say the exact same thing that someone else has said, and being the news nerd I am, of course I follow @nbcnews, and they happened to say something that Luke thought was interesting, and well, it was new found love. Therefore, I now follow @LukeRussert. A.K.A., "I cover Capitol Hill, for NBC News. Been sweating it out in the streets of a runaway American Dream since 1985."
     Sorry for the background info, but see, I told you it would get happier. Luke is definitely one of my favorites on Twitter, and I always get excited when he tweets. It's so great, because from 8-5 Monday-Friday, he tweets like it's job, and to be honest, that's where I hear 90% of the news. Yes. From Luke Russerts twitter in 140 characters or less. And then from 5:01 each night he goes to his 25 year old self twittering sports news, or even tweets pictures of his pug #well i got too tired of looking so I don't know his name. Another great thing about his tweets? Sometimes... he tweets PICTURES. In Washington D.C. It makes me feel so.... connected.... to famous people. Hence the tweet I left you with in "Don't Forget To Remember Me." Sitting alone in the Capitol Rotunda at dawn. There's nothing like it."  You want to see the picture don't you? You're welcome. 
     To sum everything up?  Legend in the making, and a true northern gentleman.


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Don't Forget To Remember Me...

I'm coming, I'm coming, I'm coming!!  I promise I haven't forgotten about my home away from home, but with Lindsay being on house arrest there is nothing exciting going on out in La La Land. I have a few blogs up my sleeve, but as last week was a week of nothing but work and family functions, blogging had to take a back seat for a few days. I hope you haven't missed me, but in the meantime, I'll leave you with this: "sitting alone in the Capitol Rotunda at dawn. There's nothing like it."


Monday, June 6, 2011

The Blend...

After rave reviews of "Sara... Just Stop Talking" I thought I might do part deux. So enjoy.

*The first thing I thought when I woke up this morning: I don't get to sleep in until NEXT week.
*I don't care if it's 96 degrees out. I'm breaking into my container's of soup.
*Benedictine and tortilla chips have become an addiction.
*Warrior Dash Training Update: I went rock climbing this weekend. Why don't you ask who couldn't move Sunday?
*It's far too hot for mid June.
*Just watched the keynote address for Apple. I'm one excited nerd.
*gLee withdrawals anyone?
*I need to see Kate's wedding dress and wedding cake. Someone fly me to London?
*This week is and will be far too busy.
*KateTrainwreck+ 8 returns tonight.
*To the person who is holding my camera hostage, please return it. I need it for birthday celebrations.
*I'm refusing to believe that McDreamy is leaving Grey's.
*Lindsay Lohan just tweeted the following: "Good Song- "Just a Little Bit" Kids of 88". The best 30 characters I will see all week.
*Second highlight of my week? Discovering I still have 3 WHOLE PINTS of my peppermint stick ice cream. #winning.
* Hold your breath. Make a wish. Count to three.


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

What Up Summer?...

Wait. What? I actually have time to blog? SLEEP? Weird. With all this glorious time, I've actually had time to read Twitter, read the blogs I follow, and keep an eye out on the west coast. But, as I will explain in the following blog, the next couple of items will be my summer entertainment. And and few of you may laugh at the items, and some may just say, that's my Sara.
This will no doubt will be the highlight of my summer reading. I know I need to get a life, but do you not see how GORGEOUS these two people are?! And the fact that Catherine manages the house with the help of one house maid? Oh, and the fact that Harry calls his brother "The Dude" and his sister in law the duchess? That's klassy with a K. Oh, and come July 8 who can forget that they will be breathing the same American air as me? 
NERD ALERT: My favorite sporting event of the entire year. It's the only sporting event that I know of that doesn't have a bunch of screaming coming from the fans. It's relaxing and mindless. Well, at least to me.  My favorite part is when the overachievers get interviewed after they lose and tell Robin Roberts that they didn't study the dictionary hard enough. Better luck next time. 
Another good read. This is the sequel to the Book of Awesome that I happened to learn about through PostSecret, and in the first book, I smiled and loved every page that I turned, and even cried a little. There were some parts that make you think about the little things in life. And yes, this will be another highlight of summer reading. 
As much as I don't want to wish June away, July can not get here fast enough. While I have heard that her concerts are epic, I can not wait to witness this life changing act. And be rest assured that there will be a photo blog dedicated to my idol.  

And finally, the moment you and I have all been waiting for...
This number. Participating in my first official day of freedom, I was instructed to lay out for 30 minutes. What better way to kick off summer than to start my tanning in this? I have never giggled so much when I got to debut this. Mother nature needs to get her act together, because honestly, I'm not invested in laying out in 95 degree heat with 75% humidity. That's an Ohio Valley summer right there for ya. 

And as of May 30, 2011, Summer 2011 has finally commenced. Two words. BRING. IT.