Monday, November 29, 2010

lucky

Rawr.  Can't sleep.  Again.  This time I am blaming it on the 2.5 hour nap I promptly took at 6pm today.  However, I am thankful that this does not happen on a nightly basis like it does with some people.  So I consider myself lucky.

In other news, yesterday was my good friend's bachelorette party.  It was a ridiculously great time with some girls I am lucky to call my closest friends for over half of my life.  Half of my life.  Isn't that crazy?  What also is crazy, however, is how much older my friends and I are all getting.  No, we're not sportin' the walker yet, but just the fact that one of us in our group is getting married.  Married!  That's forever!  And forever is a very, very long time.  It feels like yesterday when we were that group of high school girlfriends who sustained themselves on scrapbook parties, Disney movies, laughing so hard it hurt, and downing insane amounts of food.  Now, we talk about college, new jobs, boyfriends, our friend's wedding, someone's crazy weekday night at the bar.  And we still laugh so hard that it hurts.

Oh.  Yeah.  And down insane amounts of food.

I look back to the high school days and reflect on our friendship today.  While we have all slightly changed since the day we first met, we really are the same people, the same personalities as we were in the past, only older.  The main change is confidence, and that confidence has interwoven itself into molding our young adult personalities.  It's a cool thing, really.

And I am lucky to have these fabulous young women in my life.

happy birthday to you

About a month ago, I made this for Matt's 22nd birthday:

WOW WEEEE SUGAR OVERLOAD!  Where did this concoction come out of my brain?  I just don't know.

So what exactly is in this puppy?  Oh, let me tell you.  In list form, because it is just that complicated.

Bottom to top....
Chocolate chip cookie
M&Ms
Peanut butter swirled into cookies and cream ice cream
Crushed Baby Ruths
Pumpkin Peep border

My greatest fear for this ice cream thing was that it just wasn't going to taste good.  Just by the fact that everything under the sun was in it.  BUT LO AND BEHOLD it was delicious.  Served in small portions, of course, unless you are like Matt and have the world's greatest sugar tolerance.  Make it for that special someone today and watch a grin spread across their face.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

it's wonderful, and I want you to realize it.

I can't sleep.  Why why why am I sleepy in the day time and awake when I'm supposed to be going to bed?  Was it the iced green tea I promptly downed circa 8pm?  Was it the cool fall breeze that snapped my senses into full throttle gear as I walked home?  Who knows.

This is one of my favorite things.  And this.

Not gonna lie, I think this all the time.  Even as I was walking home tonight, all I could see was the beauty of the night, the moon, the stars, the shadows of life scurrying through the cold to their warm beds.  Does any one else ever feel that they want to shout things to the world at the top of their lungs and just feel their insides smiling?  And are just happy to "be"?  And are just amazed that they are a part of this huge ginormus world?  Of which we are part of this even more ginormus galaxy?  Yeah.  Simple things like that blow my mind far too often.

I suppose it is life that blows my mind.  How certain people come and go, in and out and sometimes even back again into our lives.  Over and over again.  And how some of those people will be there forever, watching you age, and grow, and learn, and fail, and succeed, and live.  Over and over again.


I think sometimes about the people who have came and left.  What did I learn from them?  Did I learn anything from all of those comers and goers?  I hope so.  I think so.


And all while this coming and going and staying happens, the world stays the same.  The seasons, the days, the months, the holidays, one after another, over and over again.  And it really does go by quicker as you grow older.  And it continues to blow my mind.


I don't know what I'm getting at.  But possibly, maybe, you know what I mean.  I know what I mean.  And it's wonderful, and I want you to realize it.

Monday, November 8, 2010

shitballs


I don't usually have a crude sense of humor, really.

But c'mon, you have to admit....they really do look like shitballs.  And I also call them this because I just threw a bunch of....errrr, shit....(but delicious things, mind you) together to make a ball o' sugar deliciousness that held it's shape.  Kinda.

So yeah, they are hanging out in my freezer right now in hopes of them keeping their shape better.  We'll see how the housemates like 'em.