Posts Tagged ‘Glamour Randoms’
September 17, 2013
I started putting together a Photo Shoot Tips + Tricks post today. The more I typed, the more I wanted to spend a decent amount time and effort on it and not just throw it together. With that said, keep a lookout for a post on that subject later in the week!
For now, I thought you might enjoy some random occurrences that have happened in my life lately that may or may not be worth a laugh.
You Know What’s Funny?
• At this moment in time I have zero fruit in the house. I wanted to top my cereal this morning with something colorful and came to the conclusion that gummy bears just aren’t the same. Needless to say, I had my first bowl of basic cereal and milk in ages. Like, probably years.
• Speaking of basic…. I feel like I shouldn’t be sharing this, but I just can’t with this You Tube video. #sorryimnotsorry
• This article I read this morning on Y Generation Yuppies (most of you reading this!) and why most of them (us) are unhappy. I found myself relating to a lot of it all too well and thought you might have a chuckle too.
• I was practically begging for cooler weather last week and it’s definitely here. Now that we are officially running the heat in our house and I am wearing sweats to bed, I think I might have jumped the gun on that one.
• The air conditioning repair man came over a week ago to fix our unit (yes, when it was still hot outside JUST a week ago) and in doing so Scott removed all of these boxes from our basement storage to give him a path.
Even though I cleaned the house yesterday, the boxes are still there. I actually vacuumed around them.
• I feel like the type of music I listen to lately completely affects my mood. I’ve been drawn to the slow jams with deep lyrics, but after an hour or so with it on the background I feel almost too mellow. Just kind of blah. I’m not sure if that’s the best “let’s get the day going!” motivation.
(Note to self: less emo, more Spice Girls Radio <- so wonderful.)
• We had a few people over last night and Aspen was all about hanging downstairs with the group, soaking in as much attention as she could get. Cali, on the other hand, was chillin’ upstairs on her own and gets really overwhelmed by house guests.
While Aspen loves petting, she hates to be held. Cali will sit calmly and let you hold her for hours. I think it’s interesting how each pet handles company in their own way and how different cats and pets in general can be.
• I haven’t had any motivation to make salads at home lately. I have been enjoying them at restaurants and while out running errands, but haven’t made a good monster salad in close to two weeks. That’s just weird.
• It’s no secret that I am allowing myself a day or two of splurging after eating extremely clean for my photo shoot over the weekend. I think it’s funny that my first “big cheat meal” was ordered off of the light menu, and I even went out of my way to substitute the regular spaghetti for the Barilla Plus penne pasta.
For what it’s worth, it was delicious.
• And last, but certainly not least, this.
The fact that my husband feels the need to change into something ridiculous when people come over is beyond me. Although I was mostly embarrassed about it, the cut off plaid paired with the jorts and fuzzy slippers make me laugh a little.
I hope these random fun facts about my latest happenings provided you with some kind of comic relief on this Tuesday afternoon. I am leaving you today actually excited to go to the grocery store to stock up on produce and get the rest of my day going. I promise there will be more inspirational material to read later this week. For now, I’m curious…
What’s a “You Know What’s Funny” moment of yours?
July 27, 2013
Happy Saturday! Ours is a rainy and lazy one as of right now.
After a long night out with friends, and a 6:30 a.m. airport pick-up time for Scott (an hour away from home), I am enjoying every minute of it before a work event, birthday party, then early morning appearance tomorrow!
Sometimes you just need a few hours to kick your feet up and do nothing on a rainy Saturday afternoon.
Today’s post is kind of different, but hopefully entertaining. There have been a few things that have happened in my life recently that are in no way dramatic, or big deals, but just make me take a step back and say… “Really?”
Scott gets really irritated when I say the phrase, and don’t even get him started on when I say “Seriously?”. He gets an annoyed look on his face and cringes every time. Sometimes I just can’t help it.
I feel like the most random stuff happens to me!
Most of the time, I am simply amused by it, and there have been a handful of “Really?” moments in my life lately that I need to share with you.
This week was the first time I have actually been out socially in quite some time. While getting ready for a friend’s birthday last night, I was putting my makeup and hair stuff away and getting ready to walk out the door. I only realized I didn’t zip the section that holds my eyeshadow in my makeup case when my entire palate of MAC eyeshadow fell on the floor and shattered everywhere.
All of the missing shades are still happily resting on the carpet. Remember how we just got our carpets cleaned this week? Gooood timing.
I figured I would give it a shot today, and that I might be able to salvage some of my colors.
Well, I could have tried it… if my animals didn’t see the broken eye shadow clumps as play toys and didn’t smear them all over the wood and carpet in our bedroom and closet.
When I got home last night, I walked into our bedroom and thought someone had actually wiped their butt all over the carpet. Nope, just eyeshadow. Everywhere. Pretty epic.
Speaking of my night out, it was a fun one! It was great to hang out and celebrate with friends, but we for sure had a few “Really?” moments as the night progressed.
The best one was the party bus we scheduled to pick us up and take us to her birthday venue broke down on the way over. After being a half an hour late, the company showed up with a sketchy van and a car instead. Like a regular car. I was one of those who rode in the car, and as soon as we got in the driver told us the blinkers didn’t work, he was missing the light that lights up the license plate, and that he hoped that we didn’t get pulled over on the way there. Then, he asked us where we were going and if we knew how to get there.
I mean… did we or did we not hire you to know this information? And, did we not pay a pretty penny to rent this so called party bus to take us (as a group) to and from our fun night out? “Really?”
It really wasn’t that big of a deal… but how unprofessional is that? Things like that really irritate me.
Let’s back up a little bit. I don’t ever do this, but I actually posted a small rant on Facebook yesterday about e-mail hacking.
In a nutshell, someone or a few someones have been trying to hack me for years. Read above for details (the free porn was the best one yet), but the latest kicker happened on Snap Chat.
I actually avoided Snap Chat for a long time. I saw it as a pointless app, when I could just text someone if I wanted to send them a message. One day, my friends finally talked me into downloading it, and I have to admit that I was on it quite a bit. I am a complete goof ball, and this was a great way to send funny photos, videos, and even “Really?” moments to friends.
Checking on me with concern, I got a message from my friend the other day asking about my recent activity on Snap Chat. To make a long story short, someone hacked into my account, snapped almost my entire contact list a picture of “cleavage” that obviously wasn’t mine, and tried to take screen shots of people’s responses.
Everyone I asked about it thought it was really odd, then had a laugh about it, but for the most part were wondering what was going on with me. Well, it wasn’t me. It was probably the perv who tried to send out adult links from my old email, or even the guy who tried to sell “iPadd 2′s” (<- still kills me) on my Facebook page a few years back.
It is a little re-assuring to hear some of my friends saying they are also having problems with Yahoo lately. I guess it’s not just me. The number of “reset your password” emails I have gotten not only from Yahoo, but from Snap Chat and Photobucket, however, is ridiculous.
But that’s enough ranting.
I mainly wanted to share these things with you because I am past the point of being irritated, and more onto being amused.
To any Saturday Night Live Fans out there, you might remember a segment of Weekend Update called “Really?” With Seth and Amy. This might have been where the whole “Really?” phrase came from.
Every now and then, the duo sat down to chat about something that just doesn’t seem right in the world, and mostly called out political figures or companies that were doing something controversial in the news. I thought the segment was hilarious, and Scott and I still laugh at them when we catch a re-run on from time to time. Here’s a great one about the Swine Flu.
To close, I will share one of my best “Really?” moments yet. I debated back and forth on this one, and against my better judgement am going to share it with you.
Do you remember how I mentioned I sewed a bra into my dancer audition top?
I needed something more in the top to feel more secure as I danced, and the cups I chose had some padding in it, and some of it was gel. Apparently when I sewed each cup in my bathing suit top, I wasn’t very careful with the placement of my stitches. Right before going to bed the night before, I realized the cups were leaking. Not very bad, but they both were popped.
Instead of freaking out, I simply sewed in a layer of tape to hold everything in place. No harm no foul… or so I thought.
The morning of the audition, I showed up with my yellow tank top over my dance top. Within a few minutes of talking with friends, one of them asked what was all over my top. It was the gel leaking through! It literally looked like I was nursing, and leaking milk. Wonderful.
I spent the rest of the audition trying not to think about it. Every so often, I used my sweatshirt to wipe the gel that had run down to my stomach, and went on my way. But…. “Really?”
After wearing the outfit for two days, I un-stiched the cups, saturated the top in stain remover (for both the gel and spray tan removal), and washed it inside out on the delicate cycle. It ended up coming out sparkly clean, but I just couldn’t believe my luck with it.
It totally reminded me of the Will & Grace episode when Grace wears a water bra to look more endowed. When she went to hug someone, they popped and it cuts to what you see below.
I hope this post provided you with a few smiles and at least some degree of entertainment. It’s times like these where I am glad I have a blog to share stories to people, because they are just too good not to.
Hope you have a wonderful rest of your Saturday!
Question of the Day
• What is your best “Really?” moment? I’m dying to know!
June 21, 2013
Good Morning! I can already tell it is going to be a good one. The house is clean (thanks to me keeping myself busy while watching the NBA Finals), there is a warm cup ‘o joe right by my side, and I am about to head out to take a barre class!
Sounds pretty fantastic to me.
Before I get into today’s subject, I have to take a second and thank all of you for your kind words, messages, comments, and love on yesterday’s post. It came straight from the heart, and it sure made mine smile to feel your support.
Today I wanted to bring back a series that seems to be a reader favorite. It has been quite a while since I have shared a compilation of random thoughts with you, so today I am highlighting some of the things that made me laugh, say “Huh?”, or “Huh.” this week.
Time for Glamour Randoms!
1. #Strawing Trending on Instagram
Okay, have you guys heard of “strawing?” I heard Ryan Seacrest talking about it on the radio on Wednesday, and I couldn’t help but to take a look at what all the hoopla was about. Go on and check it out for yourself.
“Huh.” Did you happen to recognize a familiar face there?
The way Ryan talked about it, he made it seem like it had already taken off… like planking somehow did. Fun and here to stay, or no?
Please tell me you have seen this video.
If not, you’re welcome.
Did you get through all of the levels? The gallop and arm punches?
Hey… I have to give Joanna credit. She is out there breaking a sweat (?) and doesn’t care about what anyone else thinks about it. She is all in and loves what she does. Good for her!
3. Smoothie Bowls
I made my very first smoothie in a bowl this week.
I have seen them pop up a lot lately, and every time I see one I wonder why in the world I haven’t made one yet. I like my smoothies thick anyways, so why not pour it into a bowl and add in some crunchy toppings?
Any excuse to add cereal to something, I am all for.
There isn’t a right or wrong way to make them, and the biggest tip I can give is to add in at least a cup of ice to your mixture. The one above is one I am still trying to perfect, but has the following ingredients:
• 1 scoop Designer Whey Vanilla Bean Sustained Energy Soy Protein Powder <- say that three times fast
• 1 cup blueberries
• 1/2 cup skim milk
• 1/2 banana
• 1 tsp. Nutmeg
• 1 cup ice
When I realized it was on the thick size, I poured it into a bowl and grabbed a small handful of fresh blueberries and Kashi Heart To Heart Honey Toasted Oat Cereal.
I plan to experiment more this weekend and come up with a few recipes to share with you next week.
4. NBA Finals
In case you missed it, the Miami Heat won the championship for the second year in a row last night. Obviously, I cheer the most for two teams in the NBA: The Pistons and the Magic. This does not mean I don’t like other teams.
Once my teams are out of the running, I will cheer for others who I think deserve to win. I like the Bulls (come baaaaaack Derrick Rose!), I like the Oklahoma City Thunder, and I was rooting strong for the San Antonio Spurs last night.
Scott and I were talking about how composed they are the other night. No matter what is going on in the game or how intense it gets, their players keep their cool and do their job of playing the game. No dramatics.
I just can’t stand when players get dramatic and flop around the court. The Heat are impressive, but also have to give a big Congrats to the Spurs… you guys still won in my eyes. (I’m not bitter!)
5. R.I.P Vine?
I found out something else about Instagram last night… you can now record and post videos! Clearly, I had to take a stab at it as soon as I got wind.
Since I can’t find a way to copy the video here, you can take a look by clicking the link above and viewing the latest entry. Awkward video in my closet? Sure.
I wonder how this will affect Vine users. Could this be the end of it?
6. Summer Already.
Today is the first day of summer! “Huh?” This year certainly flew.
What’s funny/crazy is the weather associated with it. Up here, it ranges from the sixties to the eighties which is something I am actually used to growing up in Florida. What I am new to, however, is walking out of the movies at 10 p.m. needing a jacket. In the middle of June. Okay, Michigan! You can stop with the front now… I get it. You’re stubborn.
Okay, kids. It’s time to get ready and get out the door to barre class! It has been months since I have attended one up here, so I am excited to get back at it and feel the barre burn.
Any exciting plans for the weekend?
Anything random you want to share?
January 17, 2013
Happy Thursday! For those of you who are new around here, you might be extra curious to what this Glamour Randoms business is all about.
A while back, I started a series on the blog that shares a handful of random things I have been wanting to incorporate somewhere. From funny pictures and videos to healthy lunch ideas, you never really know what to expect!
In a true casual fashion, I have a few fun things to share today…
1. Sunless Tanning Spray
Since getting back to dancing in the NBA, I have also taken on the challenge of keeping up a tan in Michigan. As you can probably imagine, this is not an easy task.
Luckily, the team sponsors our visits to a local tanning salon that also provides airbrush spray tans and a discount on product. Here is my new obsession in the sunless spray department: California Tan Instant Sunless Spray.
A can retails for just around $30, but considering that one actual airbrush spray tan usually costs about the same price, it seems like a steal.
You can also find it super cheap on Amazon.com for around $12!
I have been using this product for about a month now and am loving the results. Simply follow the same steps you would before getting any kind of spray tan, apply, and allow at least six hours for it to set in before showering.
To see a few more of my self-tanning picks, check out my beauty pampering on a budget post.
2. Favorite Pandora Radio Stations
I am a serious music addict.
I am so grateful that something like Pandora Radio exists! Since I work at home on the computer, I have a CD, or more frequently, Pandora on in the background during the majority of my day.
For those of you who prefer more of an up-beat mood, I shared my latest workout playlist on the blog this week too.
If you happened to notice the variety in my stations pictured above, it is clear that I have a love for almost any kind of music out there.
3. Fitness Pilates
Have you ever found that perfect group fitness class that makes you want to keep coming back for more?
For a while, it was barre for me. I tried it, fell in love and eventually taught at two studios! Since moving up north, I have taken a few barre classes but have not committed to regularly attending a studio. I still LOVE the workout method, but instead have been enjoying my membership at a full-sized gym.
Lucky for me, there is a class called Fitness Pilates that has kept me pretty happy. It is a full hour of core work that also ties in cardio, stretching, arms, legs, and full-body strengthening exercises. Like clockwork, you will now find me spending my lunch break at Lifetime Fitness every Monday and Wednesday.
If you have a gym that offers group fitness classes and have never tried one out, I strongly urge you to do so! Especially at the bigger gyms, it seems like there is a class fit for any kind of workout style.
4. Cocoa Almond Butter
Ohhhhhh boy, am I in trouble!
Before moving to Michigan, I had only read about Trader Joe’s on blogs and seen their products in pictures. Now that I live just a few miles from one, I have the opportunity to try what seems to be almost any kind of delicious spread known to man.
My recent obsession is this Cocoa Almond Spread.
Oh my word.
5. Best of Schmidt Video
I am ending this post with something I have been storing in the back of my put me in a good mood pocket… Are there any New Girl fans out there???
I thought so! Those of you who have seen the show probably have the same love affair with Schmidt as I do. If you have yet to meet him, here is what I like to call the “best of him”.
He is “so nectar,” yet… so inappropriate.
I hope this compilation of randoms provided a tip or two, or at the very least put a smile on your face. If not, maybe sharing that tomorrow is Friday will do the trick? BOOM.
Have a great rest of the day!