Stinky Face Stuff

was planning on watching “Total Divas” tonight and bringing back my weekly recap, but unfortunately you might actually need a subscription to the channel you’re planning on watching (not naming names … SAMMERZ).  So anyway, here I am watching season 1 of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” for the second time and doing my pre-bedtime routine.  Aaaand apparently blogging about it now, kewl.

Basically I just wanted to throw some hot tips out there that may or may not be beneficial to you, my dear reader, who may or may not be my only reader, who may or may not be my husband (thanks for the support, bby).

I’ve come across two simple, albeit stinky, face cleansers that are also all natural.  Yay!  And not like you get them in the natural section of the skin care aisle, but like, actually natural and organic.  Coconut oil and apple cider vinegar, y’all!

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Eye You Dee

Let’s talk about reproductive issuessssssss!

JK, let’s talk about me.  That’s what I’m good at.  I realized the other day that I think the most common word I use in my Tweets is “I”.  I mean, look at this paragraph.  I, I, I.  But whatever, it’s my blog so let’s talk about reproductive issues as they pertain to me.  Yay!

Yesterday I got an IUD.  That’s right, I’m jumping right into it.  I now have a little copper-wrapped T in my uterus which is 99% effective at keeping me baby free for the next 10 years.  I’ll hit the journalistic Ws (and the H!) to explain my experience.

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Vinsamity 2017

It’s hard to believe we’ve been married for two weeks already.  We spent almost two years planning our wedding, using almost every free moment to make favors or book vendors or stress about how much all this postage is costing us for invites, RSVPs, thank-you cards … those stamps add up!  #ThanksUSPS

But it was all worth it.  The day came together better than we could’ve ever imagined, and everyone there had the time of their lives (I’m not even going to try to be modest, our wedding ruled).  A lot of that had to do with our guests, AKA da lyfe of da partee AKA the life of the party.  I can’t stop looking at everyone’s pictures and videos and reliving that day in my head, and it makes me incredibly happy to know that we were able to all come together and have a great time.  (We even had our own Snapchat filter ~so fancy~)  Continue reading “Vinsamity 2017”

Christmas is the Time to Say I Love You

Yay Christmastime!  Even though it’s over *sad face*

Christmas has and always will be my favorite time of year.  I’m not sure why; it could be the gifts, it could be the lights, it could be the only thing that makes winter bearable, but this post isn’t about that.  Instead, it’s about one of my favorite activities to do during the Christmas Season.

CHRISTKINDLMARKET!

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We Saw Guns N’ Roses! (two months ago)

I’m not even going to validate my laziness by addressing the fact that it took over two months to get started on this easy post.  I blame it on … my laziness.

Chicago.  July.  Stupid Soldier Field.  The sun had set over the vast wastewater dump they call Lake Michigan.  It was night two of a two-night stand for GnR at Soldier Field.  It wasn’t a sold-out show but there were plenty of middle-aged, living-in-the-past fans to crowd every merchandise stand, which was well stocked with foam middle fingers (still mad I didn’t buy one).

And then there were people like us.  COOL people.  We grappled through the long lines at the merch stands, bathrooms, and beer vendors and made it to our seats.  Side note: Soldier Field needs more of all the above; also another exit or two would be great.

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Kayaks and Wrestling: My Life is Cool

Summer in the midwest is difficult.  There’s an incredible amount of pressure to enjoy the outdoors and the events and activities while the nice weather is here, yet you are coated in sweat and mosquitoes the second you walk out the door.  But I’m just a complainer and I’ll take this weather any day over the sub-zero bullshit that will be here in six months.  Basically I’m trying to justify that I’m writing this post almost two months after I participated in the activities this post describes.  Whatever, I’ve been busy watching Lady Dynamite, k?

Earlier this summer, Vintown and I rented kayaks from Milwaukee Kayak Company and meandered up the Milwaukee River eventually ending up at Lakefront Brewery.  Sure, sure – we had seen all these sights before, but not from this view.  Being in the kayak was a tad nerve-wracking; I mean, who wants to have their body that close to any river in Milwaukee?  Insert gross-face emoji here, please.

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The Janitor Saw Me

It’s hard to believe a week has already passed since we were in Dallas.  Actually, at this exact time one week ago, I think I was passed out due to drinking pretty much non-stop during the previous 24 hours.  Nice job, Sammerz.

Our trip began with our flight being delayed by two hours.  It wasn’t all bad though, as this gave us ample time to gulp down plenty of $9 beers from the airport Chili’s before grabbing an Auntie Anne’s pretzel and boarding our flight, on which we continued to drink.  By the time we made our descent into Dallas, we were six songs deep into an epic mid-air, drunken lip-sync battle.  (I hate myself for using the word epic.)

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i’m sick and it’s not fair

I’m finally getting over a cold after being on the last day of it for the last … two-ish weeks.  I would’ve written this sooner but I was so damn exhausted from expelling phlegm from my body.  Attractive, right?

I don’t understand how I got sick in the first place.  I mean, I do, since my coworker was sick and we talk to each other multiple times throughout the day.  But still!  I wash my hands constantly, I drink tons of water, I eat fairly healthy, I disinfect my own desk!  I even diffuse “germ-fighting” essential oils at work because let’s be real: so many people cooped up in an office all day without any fresh air entering the building = gross city.

So, long story short, I got sick.  For probably the third or fourth time already THIS YEAR.

as if

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Gym Clothes and Succulents

I woke up early this morning for the sole purpose of working out before work.  Mind you, I only had my alarm set for half an hour earlier and finally dragged myself out of bed about 15 minutes earlier than I normally do.  BUT I still did it, and I feel pretty damn good about it.  Will I continue to do it in the future?  Who knows.  Did I only do it because I was in a FitBit challenge?  Could be.  Did I do it so I could justify eating a huge omelette for breakfast?  ENOUGH WITH THE QUESTIONS!

In the midst of my hardcore workout of walking dreamily on the treadmill, I started thinking how everyone else in the fitness center seems to have what I refer to as “adult” gym clothes.  You know – the fitted Under Armour shirts and the fun-patterned pants, all color coordinated together in a put-together gym outfit.  Is this gym etiquette now?  Do I have to buy clothes specifically for working out?  I can barely dress myself for day-to-day wear, much less purchase and coordinate an outfit in which I will sweat profusely.

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Rebel Rebel

#RIPDavidBowie

Who doesn’t like David Bowie?  I mean, how could you not?  There are all of Bowie’s characters to choose from – Ziggy, Aladdin Sane, the Thin White Duke, etc. – not to mention Bowie himself, a creative, courageous, and unique human being Starman.

As I sit here watching Labyrinth, dried tears on my face, I feel incredibly sad.  I may sound like an overly-dramatic teenager, crying about someone leaving/joining/tearing apart One Direction, but I don’t care.  I feel like I’ve lost a friend? kind of? but different, but I don’t know how to explain it.  Although he created most of his pieces about other words and space creatures, I feel connected to a lot of his lyrics and characters.

Plus, dude could pull off a jumpsuit. ~swoon~

dbj

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