Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Sunday, April 21, 2013

A teeny bit behind

Apparently it's almost the middle to April and I have yet to discuss March's or April's resolution.  Oops.  

March - no buying coffee out

I didn't do as well as I have the other months.  I think I bought coffee out at least three times.  But I didn't do it until about half way through the month.  And this month I am more conscience of my coffee buying habit.  So March was not a complete failure but I didn't buy coffee as much as I normally would have.  

April - drink more water

I am the most un-hydrated person ever.  I say un-hydrated as opposed to dehydrated because I don't think I'm dehydrated.  I'm just not hydrated properly. I found this month to be extremely hard.  The thing is, it's not that I just don't drink water, I don't really drink anything.  I can go all without really drinking any kind of fluid, besides my AM tea or coffee.  And I know that is not healthy.  So when I say I wanted to drink more water it wasn't just as easy as replacing my already existing beverage with water.  I didn't have an already existing beverage.   So even though I didn't really do this month as well as I wanted to, I was more aware of my beverage intake.  But ultimately April was an utter and complete failure.  

Sunday, April 14, 2013

umm...someone probably should have been concerned

When I was about 13, I read a book that would forever change my life.  And make me a little weird, probably.  

Whoever Fights Monsters: My Twenty Years Tracking Serial Killers for the FBI. WHAT?!  Why wasn't my mother monitoring my reading??

It's written by the guy who created the term "serial killer" and it discusses his career in the FBI and some of the techniques they use to profile criminals.  It also had several stories of different killers.  

I read it, loved it, and decided that I wanted to be a criminal profiler for the FBI.  That is roughly when I became "obsessed" with serial killers.  I'm using the term "obsessed" in the broadest sense of the word.  I think somewhat-healthy curiosity, is a better term.  I mean, c'mon, I was a thirteen year old girl.  A thirteen year old from a rural town.  Who lived in the middle of nowhere.  Where lots of animals could have gone missing.  

Just realized that that sounded like I was off killing animals and no one was the wiser.  Not that case.  But I'm sayin' that I could have.  

So as an adult, a very mentally healthy adult, I wonder why my parents weren't more concerned. I asked my mom about it this weekend.  She said that I seemed to be more interested in the forensic aspect and the "why," so it didn't seem to be a problem.  And I guess she's right, that book is what made me want to get into psych.  And my dream job would still be in the Behavioral Science Unit at the FBI. And I've always been drawn to the morbid side of things.  But weren't they just a little concerned that I was weird.   

Anyways, that's a long preface to the reason for this post.  There are so many shows on TV about serials right now.  And it's awesome!!  Hannibal, The Following, Bates Motel.  Anyone watching any of these?

Saturday, April 6, 2013

the dilemmas of dress shopping

So I need a dress for graduation. I guess I don't *need* a new dress, but I really wanted to get a new one.  I didn't want to get a dress that I couldn't really wear again. I already have a couple of dresses  that really can only be worn to weddings, so I didn't want another one of those.  So I was on the search for a nice, but not too nice, dress.  I also wanted something that wasn't too trendy.  Like I said I wanted to be able to wear it again.  And, because I don't like to have the same things as other people, that was a concern.

Another issue is that even though I have a wedding the weekend after graduation, it's for a school friend.  So I'll be with the same people.  So I can't wear the same dress- duh!

I usually have pretty good luck at TJMaxx and Marshall's.  So that was where I wanted to look there.  The first one I looked in had nothing too exciting.  There was one, a yellow lace one, that I liked.  But it was a little body conscience and I knew it wouldn't be too comfortable to sit in all day, let alone eat a nice dinner.  However, I did keep thinking about it and how I would accessorize it.  So I figured I could go back and if the dress was still there I was meant to have it.

Then today I went to a different TJMaxx.  I found a super cute day clutch and hairspray that I really like was   a really great price.  So far the universe was being nice. So, I grabbed a bunch of dresses and headed to the fitting rooms.  One of the dresses-OMG!  It was perfect.  And I guess I should have figured that, because the neckline was one that is super flattering on me.  Ya know, like fake wrappy and ruched. 

And the best part was the color.  Remember when I said I wanted something that wasn't too trendy.  Well, this is emerald.  Emerald=Pantone's color of 2013!  And I look really good in green (beep, beep - tootin' my own horn). Although, I think the dress is more jewel emerald and less Pantone emerald.  I feel that Pantone emerald has some blue in it.  But whatever!

Pictures to come after graduation!