Let’s Get Real Vol. 4

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– I came back from vacation with serious intentions of being a more consistent blogger. I’ve been back a week and a half and I’ve only show up to play three times including today. But I do still have plans of being here more often

– I have a terrible habit of writing work info in my blogging notebook, and writing posts in my work notebook. Its really hard to keep track of where all my ideas are jotted down. I really need to stop scribbling in whatever notebook is closest.

– It really frustrates me when I’m up front and honest with a guy and tell him that I have issues. I’m selfish and cold, materialistic, a consumerist, I put my career and my family first, I like to be in control, and I don’t enjoy cooking and cleaning, and he says that none of that stuff bothers him, he’s still really into me. And then later when he finds it all out for himself, he tells me that I have issues. Well no shit Sherlock, I fucking told you that already, not my fault you assumed I was lying.

– Last night for some strange reason I was feeling productive, I did a little laundry and put some chicken breasts in the slow cooker on high so that they’d be done before bed, and I would have food for lunch today. I even went so far as to brag to a friend that I’d make an excellent housewife, obviously I was joking. This morning I woke up to a seriously nasty stench. Turns out I had fallen asleep while watching Netflix, and let the chicken cook on high for 12 hours. Yummy. #housewifeiamnot

– Ever since my most recent trip to Sephora I’ve been obsessed with make-up. I’ve got a fairly extensive wish list happening. There are a few Bite Beauty lipsticks I’m dying to get my hands on, and a Too Faced Melted Lipstick that I’m dreaming about. #lipsticklovah

– Before I went on vacation I was on a Netflix binge, le duh, and I watched the movie Syrup. Ever since, I’ve been obsessed with being more like the character Six. She is a badass, powerful business woman with incredible style. Truth, I wanna be Six and I try to channel her on the daily.

– I hurt my ankle on a little excursion over the weekend, and I haven’t been able to wear heels all week. Its really interfering with my Sixness. And its pissing me right off.

– I feel hotter and more powerful in heels FYI.

– The fact that I had to sign up for Tumblr to find gifs for this post is irritating.

– Since I burned up my lunch, work is now buying Chinese for the entire staff. #perksofbeingtheboss

Let’s Get Real Vol. 3

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– I was a terrible blogger while on vacation, and didn’t post at all. Oops.
– Vacay recaps will be tough, cause I hardly took any pictures. I’m still not comfortable looking strange to people for taking pics or having the “I’m a blogger,” conversation. Need to get over that. Stat.

– A few weeks ago I went for a ride on bike, with a guy who’s bike I probably shouldn’t have been on the back of, but thats really not the point of this story. Bikes require real footwear, not flip flops. Real footwear require socks, and I hate socks. So as soon as flip flop season comes around, I forget about them, and thus there are never any clean. So I had to fish some out of the laundry, and well, lets just say its a good thing his nose never got anywhere near my feet.

– I’m seriously considering a re-branding. “Adventures” just doesn’t seem to jive well with my life these days. I’m just not sure what I would re-brand to, and also, re-brands are a lot of work and I’m lazy.
– Going back to work after a vacation is always a struggle. This time was no exception. I wanted to cry my entire drive to the office on Monday, and Tuesday, and Wednesday. Seriously, can’t I just get paid to be on permanent vacation?
– I have been a super loyal Air Canada customer. I never fly any other airline (mostly because of Aeroplan, duh) but I’m seriously ready to rip them a new one, and switch to West Jet. They lost one of my bags on my return flight last Saturday, and four days later they still have ZERO clue where it is. And their call center is in India, so you can imagine how much fun they are to deal with. There are soooo many things in that bag that I want, like right now. Like my brand new, never worn, took forever to find a pair that I loved, black Aldo stilettos. Ugh.
– I really love gifs, but I feel like that idiot in the classroom who has no clue what’s going on. Seriously, where do you all find all the amazingness that are gifs?

– It is disgustingly hot in my office. The a/c is not working. My feet are swollen, I had to ditch the heels. And basically, I’m sweaty and miserable, and wearing flats. Wednesday, what did I ever do to you??

Let’s Get Real Vol.2

Today is Wednesday, which means its time to confess all my crap with Kathy, even if I am late posting today. Better late than never right?

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– It actually stresses me out a little a lot when I post outside of “approved blogging hours” or better yet not at all. I actually bothers me the entire day.
– I honestly forgot how much traffic you get when you participate in great links. No, thats not why I’m back here again this lovely Humpday. I actually think confession sessions are fun.
– The blog traffic doesn’t hurt my motivation though.
– New coveralls for my employees made me way more excited than I should admit. But its like finally seeing some of my vision for the steel distributor that shall not be named finally coming together.
– I’m running super low on some of my makeup (see: all of my makeup), and I refuse to replace any of it until I get to Alberta. The selection is way better there, hello Sephora! I won’t be complaining that the taxes are only 5% there compared to the 13% I pay here.
– I added a few IRL people to Instagram. And then I used it to plug a blog post. Oops. You bet they noticed. Yeah I’m talking about you Laura.
– Its been so ungodly warm here lately that I have honestly been thiiiiiiis close to complaining about it. But I won’t cause there’s a tropical cyclone headed this way.
– I’ll be in Alberta when that cyclone hits, so I don’t actually care. Sorry, not sorry.
– The word “cyclone” sounds scary.
– I spent all day yesterday at the park for a fundraiser for my rowing club, trying to raise money to fix the boat that was heavily damaged due to vandalism a few weeks ago. Only one other person showed up to help me out, and I was piiiisssed the entire day. I am still very unsure of how I managed to smile and be sweet and hand out balloons to children for 6 hours in 36 degree heat (thats 96.8 to you Americans out there).
– And then I came home and wrote a less than kind Facebook message to the rest of the club’s executive members for not helping out, which caused a stink, and resulted in an emergency meeting being called for tomorrow. Pretty sure I’m going to look a lot like this when we all get together, cause ya know, its not good enough to just want the money, its gonna take a little effort on everyone’s part to replace that boat. (Repairs are gonna cost 5 grand, not cheap)
– I am less than 72 hours away from leaving for Grande Prairie and I still have way to much stuff to do. So much stuff in fact that I don’t actually have time to be writing this post. But whatever.
– To celebrate all the fantastical things about July, like Canada Day, Independence Day, vacations and sunshine, everything in my Etsy shop is 50% off for the entire month! Just use coupon code CANADAUSA.

Let’s Get Real

Its been too long since I’ve participated in a link-up, and I have no good excuse, except for the general lack of time I’ve had to put together any kind of post with slightly decent quality. I’ve been wanting to hang out with all the cool kids and link up with Kathy for quite some time now, because Humpday Confessions is a pretty great prompt, and because lets face it, its always fun to read the confessions of your favorite bloggers.

So, lets do this thing!

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I confess…

– that it is as real struggle to keep my Pepsi intake at one can or less per day.

– that I have been sleeping in on purpose every day for nearly a month and it has got to stop.
– that I was 100% determined to dislike Orange is the New Black. But, I just couldn’t, it is awesome. 
– that I have not washed my hair for three days. Not because its the healthy thing to do, but because I am lazy.

– I’ve been crafting and using a lot of glitter lately. Even after showering I’ve still been finding little pieces of sparkle in every nook and cranny of my body. Every.

– that I am seriously looking forward to my bff’s wedding.
– also that I’m looking forward to it being over so that I can start spending my money on other things.
– that the “other things” I want to spend my money on is refinishing patio chairs that I picked up on the side of the road a few years ago.
– that someday’s I am a crappy manager because I hate having to reprimand people. Conflict avoidance and all that jazz.

– that I photoshop/edit/filter almost every photo of myself. I remove the bags under my eyes, and whiten my teeth. Even on iPhone pictures.

– that my biggest issue with SnapChat is that I can’t do the above.

– that I am seriously rotted that it seems like the local Cineplex will not be getting The Fault in Our Stars any time soon, and I’m not ashamed to admit it. Oh the joys of living in a tiny city.
– that I am still binge watching Netflix. In the last month I’ve watched all the seasons of Orange is the New Black, the last few seasons of Dawson’s Creek, and now I’m on to rewatching Nashville.

– that yesterday I thought it was a good idea to join POF. I changed my mind 30 seconds later, but it happened…I have hit a new low.

– that I seriously enjoyed writing this post making this list. And I shall do so again next week.

And now its your turn! Head on over to Vodka and Soda to play along.