As some of you may or may not know, I am a huge Nate Berkus fan. I think he does amazing design and is just an all around cool guy. I DVR him everyday and watch him while I run on the treadmill. Most every episode he reminds us of this- “If your living space is a mess, it will reflect in all areas of your life. Your home should rise up to greet you.” He says this much better, but you get the general idea. I have decided to take his advice one step further in two ways.

1) Get some of my lard off. I, by no means am morbidly obese. I am 5’8 and 158 pounds, but my ass is pretty much huge. I hate to blame genetics, but I come from a large-assed family and even when I was super tiny in high school, I wore a size 12 pant (which is currently what I am rocking now). So, as step one, I have decided to try the Beachbody Brazil Butt Lift. I have done P90X, and as much as I liked Tony Horton, I just didn’t care for the program much. Who has time to do yoga for an hour and 45 minutes? Pass. So, I am hopeful that this will be motivation/exciting. Will keep you all posted.

2) Get out of debt. Again, this is not out of control. I have 2 credit cards and a school loan. However, I want a house. And I realize that Dr. Big and I will always be at a standstill until something drastically changes to alter our finances. I am now following a budget and in November I will have one of my credit cards paid off. I also recently paid my car off, so I am doing it, it just takes time and makes me crabby. I like to shop….

Anywho, the reason I am writing about all of this is to keep myself accountable. I might even take before and after shots of myself…..before debt and after debt, of course. I hope you all didn’t think I would be taking pictures of my ass.


My new favorite scary show is “Paranormal Witness” on Syfy. It is awesomely scary and exciting. I think the scariness comes from the fact that it is told from the point of view of actual people. Pretty nifty. Of course, being that “Paranormal Witness” is a scary show it has to abide by all the normal rules.

Syfy- Wednesday nights. Check it out.

I am a Netflix member and have been for about 4 years. I LOVED it, because when I moved to Lincoln it was a pain to drive everywhere to rent movies and return them, etc. Plus it was highway robbery what they charged to rent a new release. Netflix to the rescue! It was all very exciting- any movie I could think of in my mailbox, for a low price.

Last month Netflix introduced a new plan that would charge users separately for the instant streaming feature and the in-mail movies. They were going to change the name of the in-mail service to Quikstir and there was a hefty price hike of 60%. I was less than pleased. However, I cancelled my instant streaming and decided to keep the in-mail service. My reasoning? The movies available on streaming are crap. They have NOTHING new on there- it is all indie and old movies. Neither of which I have any problem with, it is just every once in awhile I like to watch the new Clooney flick or deplete my brain cells with “Transformers 3” or something.

Saturday Night Live hit the nail on the head this past weekend with an awesome cut sketch

There is something about fall that makes me very nostalgic. I can’t decide if it the weather, football, the smells, but either way, the past has been on my mind a lot lately. For some unexplained reason, my mind drifts back to high school. It’s a little odd, just because I am for sure NOT one of those people who thinks high school was the best time of my life. Not hardly. But I cannot stop thinking about my small town, football games at my high school, homework assignments, working part time at a grocery store, etc.

I honestly can say that I can (for the first time) relate to how Kenny Chesney feels in 90% of his songs. He is the king of nostalgia.

Anywho, I have come up with a thought about why we recall old memories- it’s either 1) When things aren’t currently going as planned or 2) you are one of those people who never grow up. You know the types- the ones that still attend the high school football games…loaded. I happen to fall into the former category. Lately, things have been in a state of disarray. I had thought I was going to buy a house, and then I decided that wasn’t for me right now. There has been some minor drama with family- nothing serious, just irritations. Work has been pretty stressful/frustrating.

I have decided that this “feeling” will pass and things will return to normal, just as soon as I figure out what normal is. In the mean time, I might take a trip back to my hometown and indulge in my nostalgia.