Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Eight Things

This post is going to be like word vomit. I have a bunch of random thoughts with no real connection to each other. But...Happy Wednesday! And Happy February! I really hope this week goes by quickly - I need the weekend to get here!

We watched The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo over the weekend. I really didn't want to see it, but I'm so glad that Chris convinced me to watch it! I absolutely loved it and now I want to read the books. I think that Rooney Mara should win an Oscar for her brilliant performance (even if she is a NY Giants fan).

Some fun stuff going on this month:
Super Bowl
Valentine's Day
Academy Awards

I never really shared my New Year's Resolutions this year. In a nutshell, I'm resolving to do the following - a) continue my job search, apply for anything and everything I am interested in, keep my resume up-to-date and ready to send out, and become more confident in myself (I deserve better than this!); b) commit to riding my bike to work at least 2-3 days a week; c) present myself more professionally in the workplace (i.e., dress nicely, wear makeup); d) spend more time in the present instead of worrying about the future.

I am really excited about the Patriots playing in the Super Bowl this Sunday! I'm in the process of narrowing down the official Super Bowl menu - sideline smokies, crescent jalapeno poppers, fried pickle chips and these cute dessert pizzas all sound delicious and perfect for game day. I can't even tell you how nervous I am for the game. I really want the Patriots to win and will be devastated if they lose to the Giants (again). I hope Tom Brady and the rest of the team have their best game of the season.

PS - Check out these adorable free printables for the Super Bowl. They'd also be great for any sports themed party!

We recently watched Just Go With It and I thought it was so cute! I also watched Secretariat and may have cried. (If you are keeping track, that's 3 movies I watched last weekend! I was very lazy & spent a lot of time on the couch!) What were some of your favorite movies of 2011?

Are any of you tuning in to Alcatraz on Monday nights? I think it's okay, but am already annoyed by the "answer a question with a question" plot of the whole thing. But it seems like at the end of each episode so far, they've given me a reason to watch the next one. Thoughts?

Bachelor Ben is the WORST! Of course we've been sucked into the drama, but the "skinny-dipping episode" was the first full episode that we've watched this season. Ben is a moron. Like, legitimately. I wish that the franchise would stop using leftovers and bring in new people. When I heard that Emily was going to be the next bachelorette, I lost it! I liked her, but she was so adamant about not putting herself (and her daughter) through it again so they must have tossed a lot of money in her face.

I have a strong desire to make petit fours. I have no idea why, but I saw some on Pinterest and now I feel like I have to try it. Maybe for Valentine's Day? I'll let you know...

Anyone care to share your random thoughts with me?? 
Comment below!


Mary A. said...

The whole concept of "word vomit" is as vivid as it is hilarious. Totally stealing that.

Those petit fours look soooooo yum. I have an overwhelming urge to EAT some, not make some.

Once again, I wish we were friends IRL so I could help you with the petit fours.

Dixie Bell Designs said...

1. The book club I am in chose to read the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and I was soooo annoyed because it didn't seem like my usual style AT ALL, but I ended up LOVING it, I saw the movie and really liked that too.

2. Aaaaah I am so nervous/excited for the Super Bowl!! I REALLLLY hope they can pull it off!

3. I am OBSESSED with petit fours. I wonder if they are hard to make? Let us know how they turn out!

Happy Wednesday, atleast half the week is over!! :)

A & E's Momma said...

Its ok, your eight things is like my Fact or Crap posts. They are a hodge podge of everything going on in my brain at that particular moment.

I too have been updating my resume so I have an idea as to what your going through.

Make the petit fours. They are adorable and look even better ;-)

BroncoMom said...

Petit Fours are something that have always interested me. If you ever decided to try them for your self please let us know. I want to try make them as well.

Gwen said...

Um...I have a strong desire to eat those Petit Fours. :) If you make them you'll have to share how they turn out.

Phoenix said...

Okay, so now I'm craving Petit Fours. Damn you!!! :)

As for the job search - yes. You do deserve better, and to be happy. I fully agree. Hold your head high and keep looking for jobs that are going to be fulfilling and make you happy!

And I'm obsessed with Pinterest so now I need to find you on there. What's your Pinterest handle? ;)

Phoenix said...

Nevermind. I'm lame. I just clicked on your Pinterest picture and found you that way. Carry on!

Kate said...

I'm recording Alcatraz but haven't watched yet. If it's anything like JJ's other shows (specifically Lost) each question is answered with more questions! HA!

I am so craving petit fours now! YUM!

Anonymous said...

I love Alcatraz. My approach? Don't think so much while watching the show, it makes it more entertaining and less frustrating! That makes me sound SO dumb, but that's how I watch tv: with minimal thinking! HA!

Lyndsy said...

Great random post! Your resolutions are great! I share the find a new job and keep resume up to date one with you (secretly) and I also REALLY enjoyed GWTDT! So good!