Wednesday, November 30
Sorry about my melodrama on Monday. That was dumb. Now on to something completely different...A VLOG!
It's a hair un-tutorial. And it's excruciatingly long and awkward, so if you don't have 10 minutes to sit down and watch me talk to myself, here are some highlights:
- Buffalo meows really cute like in the first minute.
- Nearly a minute of fast-motion hair-drying set to an awful, faux Blink-182 default iMovie track.
- My ceiling fan mysteriously moves all on it's own during said fast-motion hair-drying.
- I burn my fingers more than once.
- I curse under my breath.
- I make fun of people who curl their hair with their straightener.
- I make very strange facial expressions.
So, there you go. All your curling wand questions answered!
p.s. tomorrow is DECEMBER HOLY MOLY CANOLI!
Category • Video Blog
Monday, November 28
I want to be a better blogger. I really do. It's just - as much as I hate to admit it, I'm the type of person that easily falls prey to negative thoughts and lustful daydreams. I love reading all of your blogs - in fact I probably spend far too much time wasting away the hours browsing posts and drooling over new blog designs.
But lately I've been feeling so disappointed with my own life - material things and all the rest - because I'm bad about comparing what I have to what others have. And even though I've heard it time and time again, I'm finding it really hard to be happy with what I have. Have any of you gone through a phase like this? Wanting a bigger house, to travel more, to take better pictures, to have a better body, and on and on and on. Am I just being a brat?
It was great to be back at home with my mom. It was comfortable. It was lazy. And I really was happy. But I read posts written by other bloggers who seem far happier than I am. And I want to know their secret. Or are they just pretending?
Anyway - here are some iPhone snaps from my past few days. As difficult as it is for me to grasp it somedays, I really do lead a very full and blessed life.
Sunday, November 27
Of the blogging variety.
And you know, I really dislike when the blogs I read post lame "sorry for sucking" posts after days or weeks of radio silence. And here I am, doing the same thing.
Work has been busy. Home has been busy. I haven't had a weekend at home since...October? I'm heading to Knoxville this weekend and then I'll have a few days in Aiken, only to make a quick trip back to VA for my mom's Christmas party.
And my stomach hurts from all the hefty Thanksgiving food I've been eating. UUUGHH.
Friday, November 25
Happy Friday, y'all! I'm fat from indulging all day yesterday, so I find it appropriate that my post today is saturated with skinny women.
The Miss South Carolina USA pageant was this past weekend and we came home with two beautiful queens for 2012. =)
If you want to creep on my entire album from the weekend, click HERE for prelim night and HERE for finals.
Thursday, November 24
The table is set. Glinting early winter light from the open blinds flows through the crystal candle holders and onto the floor creating a puddle of warmth that Bella has found and claimed as her own.
And we're not all together, which saddens my heart but fills me with anticipation for the next time that we will be. At the wedding.
I miss so many people, but am thankful that I at least have people to miss.
So I hope you all stay safe today. Stay happy. Stay thoughtful.
Tuesday, November 22
Mike broke his hand in the line of duty. And by hand I mean finger. And by finger I mean pinky. He had surgery. It's all better. Upside? He gets 12346213561651431 days off work and more time with ME!!!!!!!!!
I've been going non-stop since 2 weeks ago and am finally back home - in one piece and with most of my sanity in tact! We're leaving on Wednesday to drive up to my Mama's for the holiday...as if I needed another excuse to skip my morning run. Humbug.
Category • Love
Tuesday, November 15
I know I've been gone for a while. Work has been busy - it's pageant season. Want to know what I spent my weekend doing? Here's a clue -
Monday, November 14
exactly 9 months after Valentine's day, my Little was born. And I think the Earth might have literally stopped spinning for a few minutes.
Then in 2008, 19.9 years later (and after her ginger hair finally grew in), she came into my life in a blaze of sketchy glory. Two years ago on her 21st birthday, we shared the world's longest floor embrace in a smoky haze at The Palace. It remains my fondest non-memory of my tenure in Tallahassee. (And I don't feel bad about posting this picture on the blog because after all this time it is STILL on Facebook).
Taylor blogs about her crazy/awkward life in DC and all of the things that being moderately OCD entails. Visit her and wish her a Happy Birthday!