Friday, November 30, 2012

Confession: Dating Advice

I have a big confession to make today.

All of my friends* come to me for relationship advice and I have no idea what I'm doing.

I've been single for almost 3 years. During that time, I haven't even had a meaningful fling. (Though I've had a few meaningless ones.)

Yet, I seem to be the relationship guru for my friends. Gay, straight, single, in a relationship, married -- all of them come to me.

"How can I tell if he's interested in me?"
"How can I get him to be interested in me?"
"How can I get him to not be interested in me anymore without hurting his feelings?"

I think back to years ago when I actually had a love life and tell them what I would do. And guess what? Somehow, it works!

So why can't I get it to work on myself?

What do you have to confess?

*My sister is the only one who doesn't ask me for dating/relationship advice. 
Either she knows that I don't actually know what I'm doing or she doesn't 
want good advice. 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Want It Wednesday

The Christmas countdown is approaching zero rapidly. I feel like just yesterday it was October 3rd. 

But no...Christmas is only 27 days away.

So, of course I must discuss the most important issue this holiday season.

What I want.

If you can get me Julian Edelman for Christmas, I would greatly appreciate it. However, his jersey will suffice. Via (Size Youth XL)

Steve Madden Troopa boots in tan leather, size 6

Ray-ban Erika with Rubberized Havana frames and Brown Gradient lenses

What do you want this Christmas? Hopefully not Julian Edelman, cause he's mine.

You can see my full Christmas wishlist on Pinterest here (Mom).

Monday, November 26, 2012

I Am An Ole Miss Rebel

Our regular season has ended and the Rebels finished 6-6, as we defeated Mississippi State to bring the Egg Bowl trophy back to Oxford.

We've had a season of ups and downs, and I don't mean first downs. 
But no matter how much we struggle, I'll always be an Ole Miss Rebel.

When I enter Vaught-Hemingway stadium, even a few years removed from being a student, I get chills. It is a sacred place; a place full of hope. It has seen amazing victories and heartbreaking losses. 

This year was a great year for the Rebels. Every year is a great year, win or lose, but this year was special. It was a fresh start. A fresh start with a new coach. A coach we've all accepted and loved. Hugh Freeze, the man who taught us all that we must WIN THE DAY.

"Lock The Vaught" from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.

We've had some great times in the Vaught this year. We only won 4 of our games there, but we played hard. We cheered harder. Plus, we had some special people join us in the Hotty Toddy chant. 

Hugh Freeze & Ross Bjork, our new coach and athletic director
the cast of Duck Dynasty
a member of the Ole Miss ROTC

The end of the season is a bitter-sweet time. I'm proud of my Rebs, but am going to miss the Grove and the Vaught (and Charles Saywer). But hey, we're Bowl eligible so we'll have one more game, albeit not in the Vaught. I'm hoping for Nashville or Memphis, but it's looking like Birmingham.

The countdown to next season begins now!

Hotty Toddy.

Monday, November 19, 2012


As our Rebels took the field in Baton Rouge at Death Valley, we piled in the Lyric to cheer them on (and raise money for The Pantry).

In between the cheers, the beers, the hotty toddys, the touchdowns, and the lead changes (actually, LSU only lead us twice -- once in the second quarter and once with less than a minute left on the clock), we enjoyed food from local restaurants, door prizes, and a silent auction.

We faced a heartbreaking (and typical) loss as LSU scored in the final seconds of the game to take the lead 41-35. 

The best outcome of the day? We raised thousands of dollars for the Oxford community. 
Also, we still won the party.

Next week, the Mississippi State Bulldogs will be at our house. State has held the Egg Bowl trophy for 3 years straight. It's our turn to get it back. I have no doubt in my mind that we will. 

Hotty Toddy.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Sexiest Man Alive?

Channing Tatum, eh?


At first, I was disappointed. When I think of the sexiest man alive, the person that pops into my head is Ben Affleck. And not just Ben Affleck circa Good Will Hunting or Armageddon. Ben Affleck in Argo is just as sexy. He'll always be my #1. 

Channing Tatum is -- I use the same words for describing an old boyfriend of mine -- "he's totally hot but he kinda looks white trash". Don't even try to argue with me, you know it's true.

That's why the only character Channing ever plays is a semi-skanky, kinda trashy, maybe a little dumb guy with massive sex appeal.

Massive sex appeal? Oh yeah. Then maybe he is the Sexiest Man Alive.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


After a doozie of a weekend (seriously, at least one person was crying at all times) -- I spent last night relaxing with some alone time. Just me, a bottle of wine, and the DVR. It was perfect. And it reminded me that everyone needs a little recharging every now and then.

Personally, I love being alone. It gave me time to think when I needed to think and to watch all the stupid TV shows I record when I needed to escape my thoughts.

I also enjoy drowning myself in music. Sometimes I don't want to think or talk...I just want to listen. Lately, I've been listening to The Shins non-stop. So soothing.

I've also decided to do a little freshening up in blog land. I follow so many blogs that I skip over and don't read or never comment. No more of that. I need to start reading and commenting and drawing inspiration from all of you.

Lastly, I'm adding a new topic of discussion to my blog posts. When I talk about personal things...I talk about football and concerts and friends and the Library and awkward situations I get myself into...but I never talk about dating. And boy, do I have some funny / interesting / heartbreaking stories. So I think it's time (for you and for me) that I get those off my chest. I hope you're ready. They're coming soon.

Monday, November 12, 2012


Yes. When I last wrote about my beloved Rebels, we were 4-3. Now we're 5-5...not Bowl eligible with only two games remaining in the season. LSU and Mississippi State. I think we'll win them both.

After our Homecoming victory over Auburn, we traveled to Arkansas to defeat the razorbacks in a tight 30-27 win. The following week, we lost to Georgia on the road 37-10. And this weekend...we had a devastating loss to Vanderbilt at home. 27-26.

But as always, we didn't lose the party.

With Rach, Walters brothers + Walter sisters, birthday celebrations, Alex's first Grove experience

View from our awesome seats

Morgan was given south endzone box tickets for her birthday. The view was great but the food was even better. She was embarrassed that I went back for a second breadstick. No shame here.

Next weekend, the Rebels travel to Baton Rouge to take on the LSU tigers. I have hope that we'll pull out a win. 

I'll be watching from Oxford. If you're in the area, come out and join us!

Hotty Toddy!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Decide what to be.

When nothing is owed, deserved, or expected
And your life doesn't change by the man that's elected
If you're loved by someone, you're never rejected
Decide what to be, and go be it

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

I Voted!

...and I didn't get a sticker so I have to make sure everyone knows.

I have reasons why I'd like to support each candidate. But ultimately, I had to choose one side. I think one candidate will do a better job than the other, but I don't think it will be the absolute end of the world if the other candidate wins. Even though December 21, 2012 is just a little over a month away.

I hope you voted today. Or didn't. Whatever you want to do. Because in America, you have the right to vote. And the right to not vote. You have the right.

Just like you have the right to post obnoxious things on Facebook. But you also have the right to unfriend people who do the same.

Here's to rights. Here's to America.

Friday, November 2, 2012


I have some heavy stuff going on right now, but it's Friday so let's not worry about that today.


Until I typed that first sentence, I thought it was Wednesday. When I realized it was Friday I got really excited and clapped my hands and wiggled in my chair.


A coworker put her leftover Halloween candy in my office. I've had three pieces. This morning.


I'm leaving town tomorrow morning for a wedding, but I told two different people that I left Thursday because I didn't feel like hanging out with them.


I just ate a fourth piece of candy.


As I was trying to think of a fifth confession (because I have to have five), I clicked through Thought Catalog and ended up reading about 10 articles and forgot about this post entirely.

Link up here.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

November Blue

I can't believe it's November already. I feel like 2012 just started. I also haven't completed ANY of my goals for this year. 

Maybe 2013 will be my year.

No, 2013 will be my year.

And November will be the month that I blog regularly again.

Starting tomorrow.