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Friday, August 26, 2011

"'Cause You're Hot Then You're Cold, You're Yes Then You're No..."

Title: Katy Perry - "Hot N Cold"

Dear Fall,

We should probably talk and get something straight.
I am sure you are currently confused with how I've been treating you.

I want you here.
I don't want you here.
I miss you.
I want you stay as far away from Summer and I as possible.

I keep changing my mind, hence the title to this post as Katy Perry so nicely helped with.
But you know what, as my 7th grade teacher taught me:
As a woman, I have the prerogative to change my mind any damn time I please.
So let me explain myself.

Fall, I love you.
It's true and real love.
The leaves changing and crisp air?

The switching of the wardrobe?
I mean, I've already bought a pair of boots in preparation and I've been staring at my scarves longingly, waiting for the first cool night.

Any and all things pumpkin?
I mean you are talking to the girl who is counting down the days until she can have a pumpkin spice latte in her hands.
12 including today.
(September 6th)

Halloween & Thanksgiving?
Two of my favorite holidays.

I already plan on making soup once a week.

See Fall, I really do love you and all the things you bring me.

(I hate that word too.)

There are two problems.

I don't think I'm ready to let go of Summer.
I love her too.
It's just, I haven't spent enough time with the beach yet.
4 hours sitting on the beach?
Clearly not enough for my beach-bum soul for an entire summer.

I am happy when you are here but I know you'll leave too.
& what happens when you leave?
Well, you know.
& with winter comes freezing temps and that horrible white stuff.
I will never, ever be ready for that.

So as you can see, my heart is torn.
Please know it isn't you.
I love you, Fall.
Just give me a bit more time.
I'll be ready soon.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Word-Filled Wednesday {33}

I think not!

Now where is my froyo....

Happy Wednesday Beautifuls!

Monday, August 15, 2011

"Today I Don't Feel Like Doing Anything, I Just Wanna Lay In My Bed"

Title: Bruno Mars - "The Lazy Song"

Is it really Monday already?
I just don't see how this is possible.
Wasn't it just Friday??

To brighten up your Monday, please keep reading.

Getting up out of bed this morning?
Seemingly impossible.
I got up late because I hit the snooze many, many, many times.
I feel like I've been walking in a haze.

Come to work with half my coffee already consumed and start working on time cards.
Remember that sleepy haze I was in?
Phone rings and I answer:

"Thank you for calling -insert company name here-, Vanessa Sleeping"
Instead of speaking.
It was the boss's wife.
She laughed, told me to stop sleeping on the job & that I was fired.
I told my boss and he laughed.

Obviously, I need more sleep.
So today, I will be dreaming of being at home in bed.
Taking a nap with Vito.
To get me through this day.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Word-Filled Wednesday {32}

I hate crying.
I really do.
But sometimes it is necessary because nothing else helps.
& there are times where I feel weak because I'm crying (Read: traitor tears).
This is my reminder that crying doesn't make me weak.
I am alive.

Monday, August 8, 2011

"You Is Kind, You Is Smart, You Is Important"

Title: Quote from "The Help"

When I first bought my Nook back in May (wow, it's been that long already?), I signed up (actually Vito) for a library card. This enables me to borrow e-books for 2 weeks at no charge.
This idea is gold, just so you know.
First book I went to borrow?

I'd heard how amazing it was and decided I needed to check it out myself.
Well, the library may be amazing because it lets you lend them for free, but I was not the only one who wanted to read this book!
The library had 4 copies, able to be borrowed for 14 days and I was number 26 on the waiting list. (Side note: there are over 60 people on the waiting list now. You can do the math on how long those people will be waiting)
Since there were so many other books to read, I shrugged it off and was pretty excited when I received the email last Thursday that the book was finally ready for me.

I started reading it over lunches but let me tell you, once I got half way through, I could not put this book down. I finished half of it in one sitting over the weekend.

This book will make you laugh loudly.
Feel rage and anger and disgust.
Have your heart swell with love.
& sob like a baby.

The hype around this book? Worth every bit of it.
I am most excited that I finished the book right before the movie comes out this week and I can't wait to go see it!

Have y'all read this book?
Love it? Hate it?
If not, what are you waiting for, go read it now!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

"Pour A Little Salt, We Were Never Here"

Title: Bon Iver - "Skinny Love"

So sometimes we get these grand ideas to try new things.
With me, it is usually a restaurant.
Because, hi, my name is Vanessa and I love food.
So a few weeks ago I finally convinced Vito that we should try something new for lunch.
This restaurant went in about a year ago but it is 15 minutes out of the way of anything.
After all the talk, we ventured out and tried Sonic.

We were like children in a candy store.
It took us 15 minutes just to order because there were too many options.
We went to chili cheese dogs.
& they were scrumptious.

I loved how fast the service was and how yummy it all was.
The winner of the entire meal?
Strawberry Limeade.
I'm not sure how I lived before trying this drink.

I am a believer in the Sonic-craze, for sure.

Have y'all been to Sonic?
What do I need to try when I go back (because I will be going back!) ?

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Word-Filled Wednesday {31}

I don't know about y'all but these words are so true to me.
Nothing seems to be a better motivator than being doubted.

Happy Wednesday Loves!