Wednesday, November 5, 2014

word vomit

I'm going to go ahead and apologize for the word vomit that is going to be this post. I have a lot of little thoughts that if I really tried I could probably make into a few different posts, but I'm just really not feeling that motivated right now so instead you're going to get this post of random small thoughts. You probably hate reading these, but they're some of my favorites to write because it's literally just putting my thoughts into words.

  • Did you hear about the Senator who compared one of the candidates running to replace him to Taylor Swift? At a campaign rally he said she didn't deserve votes just because she's as pretty as Taylor Swift. Umm I'm sorry, what? She got the last laugh though because she won that seat last night. Oh and just in case you were wondering, she's a republican; he was a democrat. So much for that whole republicans are waging a war on women thing. 
  • Speaking of female republicans, Mia Love, who you might remember from the last Republican National Convention, won last night. This win makes her the first african american female republican elected to the US House. Why does that matter? Because the more women winning elections, the more women will consider running for elected office, and that's a win no matter which party they are. I would never advocate voting for someone just because of their gender, but gender shouldn't be a reason not to elect someone. 
and quickly changing gears 
  • Seriously how petty was it of Taylor Swift to remove her music from Spotify? Like I understand you want to sell albums, but clearly you're already doing that. This is a perfect example of why nobody likes Taylor Swift the person.
  • I'm in my first wedding next month, and while I'm really excited I'm also kinda over it. I don't really know what's normal to expect from your bridesmaids, but I feel like this is a lot more than it should be. I'd love to hear some input from anyone who's been in a bridal party of what was expected of you in terms of showers, bachelorette party, day of, etc. Or if you've been a bride yourself, what did you expect from your bridesmaids? I feel like a terrible friend for even complaining but I'm worried its all building up to the point where it's going to put a lasting strain on our friendship. 
  • I've mentioned before that nobody in real life knows about my blog, but I'm seriously considering beginning to share it with others. I'm really stuck with how to do it though. Do I just one day post a link on facebook and confess to writing a blog for over a year? Do I start tweeting links from my personal twitter? Do I just start telling people as it organically comes up in conversation about how I'm spending my free time? Again, anyone who's been in this situation and has any advice to offer I'd appreciate it. 
  • I've been on a serious Old Navy shopping kick recently, as in I have 5 purchases in the past month on my bank statement. The pixie pants are the most perfect work pants for me so I've bought them in like 5 colors. They also make a fabulous black quilted vest that looks so much more expensive than it is. They're sold out online, but my store had some in stock and if you live near a store I highly suggest you run in and see if they have any because you will not regret it. 

Okay that's all I've got for you today. Thanks for humoring me and reading that. Happy Hump Day!


  1. Word vomit especially in bullet form is totally acceptable!
    -OMG I heard about T Swift taking her music off of Spotify. I too think its rude and completely agree with you
    -I think all bridesmaids are OVER being a bridesmaid by the time the wedding rolls around. It's only human. You can only be excited and listen to wedding details for SO LONG. But, when it's your turn, you'll want someone to listen to you go on and on about flowers, etc. The last wedding I was in, I didn't go to the bachelorette party (I was out of town though). I wouldn't worry about PERSONALLY throwing her a shower, but rather get all the bridesmaids together and throw a bridesmaid shower. Complete with mimosas so you don't lose your mind.
    -EVERYONE in real life knows about my blog. It gets kinda weird I'm not going to lie, but I know a lot of people love my writing and miss it when I don't post. So, it's really up to you, but I personally wouldn't know how to do it any other way.
    -I totes agree about OLD NAVY so surprising too. They kinda went downhill for awhile and fell off my radar, but I get so many compliments on pieces I get from there.

    P.S Can we be friends in real life lol we are like the same.


  2. My wedding "ruined" one of my friendships; I kicked a girl out of my wedding less than two weeks before the big day. It all boiled down to us having different expectations. I had four bridal showers and a bachelorette party. I got tired of her cancelling on everything, never following through with what she said she was going to do/attend. Our friendship changed when I began attending Ole Miss and joined a sorority, so our friendship was definitely different than it had been. In truth, I should have thought about the girls I would select to be bridesmaids a lot more than I did. I was just excited and "jumped the gun."
    When I have a new post, I share it on Instagram and Twitter. I can tell from Google Analytics that my blog gets a lot of views and sessions, but I still only have two followers... I know a lot of people read it, but I want to gain a community of followers... I'm like you though, I don't really know where to begin!

    We can attempt to make our blogs more public together! Bloggers unite!

  3. I completely agree with you about T-Swift. I know a lot of people are talking about how the internet is "hurting" the music industry, and I even read some post about a songwriter (clearly riding on Swift's coattails) boo-hooing about how he only gets paid a "few" thousand for one song he wrote from Pandora. I love how he didn't dare divulge his other sources of income or how much he gets paid in a year. And I think it's a huge slap in the face to compare spotify to piracy... Swift's fans were paying for a legal service to listen to her music, and she just told them it's not good enough.

  4. As far as the wedding goes the only piece of advice I can give you is that the job of a bridesmaid is to be there to make the wedding as fantastic as possible for the bride. Yes, it is a lot of work but one day when that's me walking down the aisle I would want my girls to do the same for me. I know exactly what old navy vest you are talking about - I wanted one so bad but they sold out of all colors in my size! I found another look-alike at Belk though that I'm obsessed with!

    Pick Your Beau


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