Big News. Big. Huge!

(every time I write that I think of the pretty woman shopping scene)

Well hello there! Long time no talk, am I right?
I kind of sort of took a blog sabbatical without meaning to.
Over two weeks without a post!?!
That’s the longest I’ve ever gone without blogging
since I started on this little blogging adventure.

But I am back!
And as the title will suggest,
I’ve got some big news to share with you all!

However, I’m not going to tell you today.
Which I know is so incredibly annoying.
I hate when bloggers do that, and yet here I am, doing it.
Feel free to cyber punch me in the face.
(I know you want to)

But trust me,
I have my reasons.
So until next time,
I am going to do the ultimate of blogger cliches,
and welcome you to take a guess.

Any ideas?

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P.S. And because I don’t like posts without pictures,
here is a picture of me a couple weeks ago at Fairyland for Grownups
(which was awesome!).
The sign says it all.

While this photo has nothing to do with anything,
you’ve gotta laugh at a pussy in a well.

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nancy @ adore to adornAugust 29, 2013 - 2:01 pm

Oh the anticipation…SIGH =)
xo,
nancy
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RobertAugust 29, 2013 - 2:01 pm

You’re expecting twins?

LaurenAugust 29, 2013 - 2:54 pm

I’m probably not allowed to guess..huh? YAY!
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JessicaAugust 29, 2013 - 2:55 pm

Yup, totally want to punch in the face, just a little bit. But I’m also kinda excited. Are you moving?
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LauraAugust 29, 2013 - 3:38 pm

I’m thinking b.a.b.y
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StephanieAugust 29, 2013 - 5:46 pm

I wanna know now!!!!!!! Although, I think I have a guess…
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MargaretAugust 30, 2013 - 8:03 am

Oh the suspense!

And that picture is hilarious.
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LindseyAugust 31, 2013 - 2:15 pm

You’re getting a puppy???

BeckySeptember 1, 2013 - 5:18 am

I can’t even begin to guess what…but I highly approve of the Pretty Woman reference.

nicole marieSeptember 3, 2013 - 9:14 pm

you’re pregnant… with septuplets, getting a puppy and a cat, moving to the suburbs, giving up wine (ha yeah right), getting a tattoo, getting a nose ring… ok i’m done ;)

Listening To…

The other day I heard this song
on a preview for the upcoming Homeland season.
Besides the fact that the preview was emotionally spellbinding
(I almost cried. Really)
I haven’t been able to get this song
by The Cinematic Orchestra out of my head.
There is something about it that is so beautifully tragic.

(The video isn’t official so just listen to the song)

What are you listening to lately?

And P.S. How incredible does that Homeland preview look?

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MistyAugust 14, 2013 - 10:48 am

I first heard this song in Step Up Revolution last year and I felt like my heart melted. I keep it in my writing playlist for work and have never tired of it. It’s beyond breathtaking, even on the trillionth listen.
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SarahAugust 14, 2013 - 11:50 am

Omg that preview! It gave me chills!

LauraAugust 14, 2013 - 11:56 am

Wah I don’t get Showtime to watch Homeland :( This song is hauntingly beautiful

AliceAugust 15, 2013 - 10:22 am

This is amazing… and it’s definitely been used for stuff over here in the UK too. Listen to their “Arrival of the Birds” too- it’s SO beautiful. xx

LaurenAugust 16, 2013 - 2:48 pm

DYING for Homeland to come back!!!
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nicole marieAugust 23, 2013 - 12:07 pm

your comments are still noreply on my blog, boo. anyways, yes i’m back! still a little bit back and forth going to denver this weekend, back home for labor day then back for 2 weeks and then we’ll see where i’m at depending on if i get a job… uggg! bottomless mimosa brunch soon please?!!

Adventures on the San Francisco Muni

Alternately Titled: Zodor Hates Me

For those of you non-SF locals, the Muni is the city’s public transportation line. Some people love it, though most people hate it. There are certain bus lines that I absolutely despise (I’m talking to you 27!), but some of them are not so bad. The 41 and the 30 are generally the yuppie buses, full of nice, clean, normal-looking people that all live around the marina. But sometimes you get some creepers on even those…

Let’s rewind to Thursday night.

Kevin and I have just finished dinner on Union Street. We hop on the bus to go home. It’s pretty empty. A few blocks later, a teeny tiny Asian woman gets on. She sits two seats away from me.

A couple minutes later, I randomly start coughing. The woman suddenly starts copying me, coughing at the exact same time as me, but in a mocking way. At first I thought this was just a random coincidence. But then I coughed again, and she did it again, and I looked at her face and she was GLARING at me with pure evil!

“Is this for real?!?” I said to Kevin. He said yes, and explained that she had been staring at us the whole time and was clearly crazy and that I shouldn’t look over at her.

The little Asian lady then starts playing some weird religious psychobabble on her iPhone, on speaker, with the volume turned all the way up. I can’t really hear it but I randomly make out words like “abomination” and “sin.”

Finally it’s our stop, and as Kevin and I go to get off the bus, the woman looks directly at us and proceeds to lean back and stick BOTH her legs straight up, trying to block our way!

Like this, but with both legs!

Fortunately, her legs were very short, so even sticking them straight out, Kevin and I could get by.

As soon as we get past her, we both start laughing hysterically, because, I mean, really?!? Is this real life?

And at that, she starts YELLING at us “Zodor hates you!” over and over again.

We got off, the doors closed, but she didn’t stop. As the bus rolled away, she continued to glare at us through the window and yell who knows what.

We both stood there, kind of in shock, laughing hysterically, and wondering if that really just happened.

And while it was absolutely hilarious, it was also kind of creepy. This lady seemed to really hate us! She was passionate about it! And she believed whatever it was that she was yelling at us, that was for sure.

Kevin thinks that since this happened the same day I wrote about Scientology, that she was some Scientology spy sent to monitor me.

And while he said that totally kidding, I couldn’t help but wonder if there was any truth to it? Because the one thing I know is that Scientology is batshit crazy. Perhaps Zodor is pals with Xenu, and they don’t like me talking shit?

Who knows.

Just another day in San Francisco.

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WhitneyAugust 12, 2013 - 6:14 am

Of course I had to go google ‘Zodor’…although I didn’t get much. People on the bus are always pretty interesting. I used to ride it everyday for two summers when I had an internship downtown. Public transport is decent here in Columbus, but its more a car town. That said one time I had a creeper get off the bus into his car, and follow me home. My mom called the cops and kind of went nutso and insisted on driving me for a few days. Which was fine with me.
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LauraAugust 12, 2013 - 10:17 am

As a commuter who takes bart everyday to work I feel your pain about the crazies!! And I must say I thought first about your scientology post as well!!
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KariAugust 12, 2013 - 12:09 pm

That sounds like a crazy experience! Good for you guys to just laugh about it. I think those situations are scary, though. What did you ever do to her? This woman who has no idea who you are openly showing her dislike for you? Some people are just plain nutso. Glad she didn’t get off the same stop as you:)
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MargaretAugust 12, 2013 - 12:50 pm

haha- between you and Mish’s post last week- I’m going to be scared to ever ride a bus when I come to San Francisco!!

People are so weird!
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Lisa @ Two MartinisAugust 12, 2013 - 12:56 pm

Ohhhh goodness, this is too much!! One time I had a man next to me threaten to light the entire bus on fire with alcohol and a lighter. It was a tiny bit frightening but he didn’t get too far before other passengers started yelling at him. Now I try to avoid riding public transportation (alone) at night.

nancy @ adore to adornAugust 12, 2013 - 1:56 pm

As soon as you started this story I almost felt like I knew where your story was going. I see her on many a bus ride…le sigh!
xo,
nancy
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StephanieAugust 12, 2013 - 4:18 pm

I just . . . wow.
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shannonAugust 13, 2013 - 11:34 am

Hahahahaha. We should start a public blog about this… “Encounters with the Crazies” – seriously, too many crazy people in SF.

Rich KrawczykAugust 13, 2013 - 12:14 pm

My guess is that Zodor really does hate you! Since the name Zodor is of Hungarian origin he might be a minor deity or demon. If so, I’m pretty sure I can get Marduk or Baal to kick his ass!

LaurenAugust 13, 2013 - 5:09 pm

Oh MUNI… I am one of the many that hates muni… if I can’t get on the 30x I just want to take a cab.. ha!
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It’s Friday, I’m in Love!

A few things I’m loving this particular Friday…

This went viral crazy last Friday,
so I’m sure by now you’ve already seen this video, but I love it.
So I need it to live here on my blog too.
I hate that I love this song as much as I do.

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40 Days of Dating
Late to the viral party again,
but this 40 Day of Dating is absolutely fascinating.
When I read the about and the rules,
I was not remotely interested.
They seemed annoying and fake,
trying to do this just to be famous.
The videos bugged me.
But then! Then I started reading their daily posts.
And I was drawn in.
And now I’m dying to see what happens at the end.

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H&M is now available for online shopping.
Enough said.

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Orphan Black.
A new BBC show that I’m loving.
I thought it would be cheesy.
It’s not.
It’s good.
Have you seen it?

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Lastly, this video which features
Jon Stewart before he was Jon Stewart
and Alicia Silverstone before she was Alicia Silverstone.
I can’t handle how cute young Jon Stewart is
and how awkward young Alicia is.
And I totally forgot that she used to be
the hot girl from the Aerosmith video!
What a blast from the past.


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Happy Friday Friends!
What are you loving today?

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LauraAugust 9, 2013 - 10:09 am

Never heard of 40 Days of dating – will have to check it out! Happy Friday girl!
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GretchenAugust 9, 2013 - 11:08 am

My guilty pleasure lately has been the show Pretty Wicked Moms. Yep, it is on Lifetime but it is so horrible I can’t stop watching. You have to check it out!

LindseyAugust 9, 2013 - 11:10 am

I love 40 days if dating too! Soo hooked :)