Found this gem a couple weekends ago, in case you were wondering what I looked like when I was 18. Do you ever look at old pictures of yourself and think, “Gee, maybe that’s why no one wanted to hang around me very much” ?

Last week, I survived two things that are moderately terrifying: I went to the dentist, and I also shot a brief interview for a local news story.

I hadn’t had my teeth looked at in years, yet somehow they’re still not rotting out of my head, and I was told I do a good job taking care of them on my own. I was also told by my co-worker Valerie, the public relations specialist, that I “nailed it” talking to the reporter, but Valerie is also my friend outside of work and I somehow doubt she’d be honest with me if I had actually done miserably.

Tomorrow, Matt leaves for a business trip. I suppose this is much more excitement for him than me, but I am still moderately terrified as he has to fly. I will feel better when I pick him up at the airport later this week.

Oh yeah, and Happy Easter. There have been bunnies hanging around in my yard today. It’s like they know.

My platonic life partner who actually lives really far away recently had a birthday, and I am a bad friend who didn’t say or do anything about it. So, this is an adorable picture of her from 2006, hanging out at the Laurentian Divide.

Happy belated, Sara. I miss you.

Truth - this happened. I very confidently told people about how I was embracing single-ness, as I knew that things would happen in time. Then two weeks later I met this cute guy… And I still choose his company.

(Source: positive-outlooks)

I’m kinda sad that I didn’t know this for day one.

Nothing says bonding with the ones you love like checking out the Wienermobile. Nothing says bonding with the ones you love like checking out the Wienermobile.

Nothing says bonding with the ones you love like checking out the Wienermobile.

He can fall into a deep sleep instantly and on command. It makes me jealous.

(Source: ourlifewithneo-x)

Today, I went to see the Oscar Mayer Wiener-Mobile (OK it is one of six) with my bestie and our husbands. Sarah got the last bunch of cutesy kid stickers, but the gal working gave me this to make up for it.

In all honesty I don’t even like hot dogs, and I can’t figure out how to make this work, but the whole event was pretty sweet. I’ll post more pictures later when those hubbies of ours upload the other pics.

I tried something fun! A friend of mine had a Jamberry Nails party a few weeks ago and I decided to buy some. I had never heard of them before but they are non-toxic acrylic nail wraps that adhere to your natural nails. I wasn’t sure about it. I mean, they’re kind of expensive, and some of the reviews were less than positive and suggested horrific damage to your nails. And of course whenever you “know” someone having a party they are really pushy to get you to buy things (I’m guilty of that too - sorry).

Anyway, verdict is that these are awesome. They’ve been on a week and they look great. They’re not hurting my nails at all. I am prone to having the top layers of my nails peel off, and I think they’re preventing that, maybe even making them healthier.

Normally if I paint my nails and somehow manage to dry them without smudging them, they start chipping within hours, so I rarely do because it’s a waste of time and effort. These were a little putzy to get on, but worth it for how well they’ve held up. I would do this again.

Which is good because I still have three other colors to try out.

Now when I run into people I know in public and they sheepishly smile at me and say nothing, I have to wonder if it’s still because they don’t exactly recognize me, or if it’s because they don’t know what to say to me.

I can feel myself starting to lose it. I haven’t, yet, but it’s getting harder not to. I never did, and I think everyone does at some point, when you lose someone. It’s just gonna have to be OK when it does happen.