Tag Archives: Humour

A Good Hump

Today was a very lovely hump…hump day that is (c’mon, I had to come up with a catchy title to lure you to my blog). Normally Wednesdays can be a real drag, but today no drag was had.

The sunrise was gorgeous. Tried to capture it on my phone but my pic did no justice to the beauty that is mother nature. It was like a fireball in the sky this morning.

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Normally nothing in my husband’s pants is a surprise anymore, but when I was cleaning out his pockets before throwing his jeans in the wash I found $16.00. Jackpot! I consider it a tip for all of the laundry I do for him. Now watch, once I post this blog and he reads it he will want his $16.00 back.  Guaranteed.

Work was good. My only regret from my workday is when a gentleman called to get a number and when I gave it to him he asked me to repeat it and said “You are too quick for me” it took everything in me to not say “That’s what she said”. I should have said it, life is too short for censoring a good “That’s what she said” comeback.

My friend Gina gave me another tomato plant to kill…errrr…I mean grow. Love ya Gina.

I got to work out for 2 full hours today. Haven’t had the time to do that in awhile. So grateful for the opportunity to focus on some “me” time.

Now I am at home with both of my furry babies at my feet.

Good hump day (now let’s do it again next week).

Thanks for reading my pseudo-diaryish post and see you back here tomorrow for an all new blog in my 93 days of blogging this summer.

Ang

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Sunday Quotes: Loving the skin you’re in

It is one beautiful Sunday in my neck of the woods. Hope you are having a lovely Sunday as well.  This week I really need to focus on being slightly less self-deprecating and slightly more appreciative of this fabulous woman that I am becoming.

Happy Sunday!  Now go out and be your best self this week!

Ang

Oh Woe is Meme

A few Fridays ago sans any social plans, I stumbled upon this little website:

http://memegenerator.net/

Big mistake.  Huge.

Fast forward to three hours after this discovery:

Me.  Hunched over my computer.  Sweaty.  Dehydrated with blood shot eyes.

I was in a very dark place in my life on a Friday night. If Guiness World Records had a record for most pathetic way to spend a Friday night,  I would take the cake. Yet knowing how pathetic I was, I still couldn’t stop making memes.  Some have been featured in my blogs in recent weeks, but here are a few that I created so you can see firsthand in what a bizarre state of mind I was in that ill fated Friday night…

See you tomorrow for a way less sad blog in my 93 days of blogging challenge this summer.

Ang

 

Why bloggers blog (i.e., a safe place to rant)

52330315Why does one start a blog?

Good question. Glad I asked it.

I suppose there are some bloggers who want to share their works of fiction and poetry. There are some who want to share their love of travel and the arts and photography. Then there are some bloggers, like myself, who need a safe place to rant.

A blog really is the only decent place where one can rant anymore.

The original stomping ground of a good rant was at your local watering hole. But then alcohol happens, which leads to drunken calls, more drinking, follow up drunken texts, more drinking,  and an insanely high tab at the end of the night. Not the best place for a rant (especially for a drunk white girl with a very low tolerance for alcohol and a very high tolerance for drama).

Enter facebook. Ranting would seem to be a perfect fit here, but perfect it is not. I used to love facebook rants but now it seems facebook brings the drama more than a passed out girl who drank 3 wine spritzers at the bar.

If you post something political, people are going to comment on it. If you post something religious, people are going to comment on it. If you post some family drama, you best believe people are going to comment on it.  If you share one of my blogs…well… actually that would be the one time where you would hear crickets on a social media outlet.

Lastly, on facebook you have to watch every little thing you say  because EVERYONE has a facebook. Family, friends, co-workers, frenemies, and bosses. You specifically can’t name names because that person will see it, and isn’t the point of a good old-fashioned rant to name names?

Why not twitter?  Well twitter limits you to only 140 characters.  Who can produce an all-inclusive and concise rant in 140 characters?!  Me thinks no one (but if anyone is up to the challenge tweet me your rant @frugoal).

So naturally a blog is the safest of safe places for a rant.  Blogs are a bit passe, which translates to a beautiful place to air one’s grievancesI This blogger definitely has a few grievances to air, but ranting about ranting oddly made all of my “ranting” needs go buh bye.

Thanks for stopping by and if you want to rant go ahead and leave a comment below!

Tune in tomorrow for an all new blog in my #93daysofblogging challenge happening all summer long (don’t question the hashtag, just accept it and move on).

Ang

More Month Than Money to More Money Than Month

Total-Money-Makeover-Book-CoverDave Ramsey uses the phrases “more month than money”  and “more money than month” in his book “The Total Money Makeover”.  I have this book and read it once a few years ago, and am back to reading it for a second go round (because maybe his advice will actually “stick” this time).

It seems that P and I always have just a little bit more month than money and I am tired of dipping into our savings each month to “survive” until the next payday. This upsets me for two reasons:  1)  I should not be dipping into our emergency fund unless it is an emergency.  An “emergency” is NOT running out of money because we spent way more than we should have and now can’t afford groceries the last week of the month, and 2) We make a decent living.  By no means are we wealthy, but we make okay money and it is just the two of us and our pets, so we HAVE enough money each month, we just don’t spend all of it the way we should.

So why does this keep happening to us?  Why can’t we get our financial s$#t together and have  more money than month vs. more month than money?

Because we rarely make a budget together.

Because we are lazy.

Because we can think of a million other things that we would rather be doing with our time than sitting down and talking about our personal finances. UGGGHHHHH!  My blood pressure can’t be good right now…

walletWhat prompted this rant on this Monday?  Today is payday for both of us.  I love/hate payday because I feel rich for a moment and then overwhelmed with writing out our monthly bills and with all of the questions on what to do with the excess of our money (since we don’t make out a monthly budget). How much should we put in savings?  A vacation fund?  Groceries? Gas? Entertainment?  How much can we put towards our debt? Who has a birthday/wedding/shower this month and how much should we give to that person?

In any relationship, if you combine your money, there has to be a designated bill payer.  I am the bill payer in my relationship so for me,  every payday is a pain day.

This month, I am going to try to spend a little less time watching Bravo and lure my husband away from playing Battlefield 4 (even if that means flashing him some boobies) and create a budget for the next half of the year.

Hopefully taking the time to make a monthly budget will be completely worth it (and I have a feeling it will).

Happy Monday and have an even happier payday!

See you back here tomorrow for an all new blog in my #93daysofblogging challenge.

Ang

 

 

Throwback Thursday: Toys!

It’s Thursday!  Which means Throwback Thursday.  A time to drudge up some memories from the past and share them with all the land by way of your favorite social media outlet.  I decided I would do a Throwback Thursday blog of some pics  of a few memorable toys of my childhood.  Enjoy!

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Did I miss any?  What were some of your favorite toys from your childhood?  Comment below and let me know!

See ya back here tomorrow for an all new blog in my #93daysofblogging challenge!

Ang

(P.S. I wonder whatever happened to my Rainbow Brite….)

Cheers to you!

Yesterday was just a typical Tuesday.  Went to work and did the typical Tuesday workload, then attended a very typical Tuesday pilates class then headed on home.  Once home though, something not so typical happened.  Hopped on my computer to check out the daily celebrity gossip...errrrr…I mean…world events and global politics that are super important for smart people (like myself) to be very knowledgeable in, and while taking a break from all of the “thinking/learning” I was doing, I checked my blog stats.

Finally I am getting to the point and the “not so typical Tuesday” part of this story:

I OFFICIALLY HAVE 500 SUBSCRIBERS TO MY BLOG!!!!!

500 may not seem like a huge number, but it is to me.  It means 500 of you took the time to read one of my blogs and like it (or love it) enough to click that little “follow” button to get more updates.  So this blog is just a huge thank you note to you.

So go grab a beverage and let me make a toast:

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Just to be clear, this is not an actual picture of me. This woman has a tan and the wine glass has no smudges. The wine also is missing ice cubes and a straw (which is how I roll).

To my all of you that read this blog,  

You have taste that is impeccable,

a sense of humor that is respectable,

and...

and…

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr…and….

how do I finish this toast with a word that rhymes with “impeccable” and “respectable”?

Oh to hell with it!

Plan B Toast:

Here’s to those who wish me well,

and those who don’t can go to hell

Cheers to you!

Thanks again to all of you reading this.  You are the peanut to my butter!

Tune in tomorrow for an all new blog in my 93 days of blogging this summer!

Much love,

Ang

 

Three things I want this June 2014!

Definitely spent more of my weekend trolling on the internet than I would like to cop to.  In my trolling adventures I did find three things that I would love to have this month in my fantasy life!  Drum roll please (just make the sound in your head for dramatic effect):

1.  GoT Nerd Alert:  A bumper sticker that I would be proud to smack on my car’s ass!

http://www.amazon.com/People-George-Martin-Bumper-Sticker/dp/B00EN34U9W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1403371451&sr=8-1&keywords=Squee+Squared

Love me some Game Of Thrones but hate me some bumper stickers, however this sticker is just too fantastic NOT to tattoo your car with AND it is only $4.00 (and $2.00 in shipping).

2.  Veggie Lover Alert:  Spirooli!

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Summer is here, which means farmers’ markets and fresh produce!  Have been obsessed with this since I caught it on an infomercial ($29.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond).

http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/1/1/153475-gefu-spirelli-spiral-slicer.html

3.  Wino Alert:  The perfect summer chair!

 

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This is definitely an item that I could only afford in my fantasy life BUT that is what this entire “three things” feature of my blog is about.  This chair is made of wine barrels and has a holder for your wine glass.  I can picture myself on my back deck during these upcoming summer nights enjoying a glass of chilled boxed wine in this chair.  Alas, it is way out of this gal’s price range ($329.00 for 1 chair, $599.00 for a set of 2).

http://winebarrelproducts.biz/New_Images___Text_Layout_6.html

Thanks for taking the time to stop on by and remember that there will be a new blog every day for the rest of the summer!

Ang

 

 

Couch to 5K…Oy Vey

Like many people (just take a trip to your local Walmart), I have let myself go when it comes to my body.  Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t kick me out of bed or anything, but I definitely would LOVE to lose 10-15 pounds and have a little less cushion for the pushin.

Last year I embarked on a couch to 5k challenge to ready myself for my first 5k race.  Once the race was over, I was over running.

A year later the scale is reminding me very much of Superman and my weight is going “up up and away”.

Time for a running redo.  Yesterday I started up the couch to 5K challenge again.  There are several ways to do it, but this is the particular schedule I am following:

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 The two minute run felt like two hours but I got through it.  My calves were burning and my pride was hurting but as my Sunday quotes blog from yesterday stated “Do not give up, the beginning is always the hardest”.  Amen to that!

Bonus:  Today was a rest day (though I did find time to walk during my lunch break and fit in a yoga class after work).

See you back tomorrow for an all new blog in my 93 days of blogging this summer!

Ang