4.23.2014

Confessions

Happy Wednesday my favorite people. (I consider you my favorite people because you're here reading my blog, which means you love me, obviously) Since it is Wednesday, you know what that means.... We link up with Kathy for some confessions!

//Confession: I am excited about the new snap chat friends I made after yesterday.

//Confession: while watching soccer highlights on tv the other day a player was given a red card and the analyst called it the red mist. My reaction 'I didn't know male soccer players struggled with that time of the month' aka shark week as I like to call it in my home. Then I decided I will start referring to it as the red mist not shark week from now on. 

//Confession: if you call my office and the person you are trying to get a hold of does not pick up and you call back I will be shooting you daggers and death stares over the phone. Do not call back. Leave a damn message. You calling again and again does not make them pick up the phone and it just makes me angry.

//Confession: I brought my tiger roller to work because my calves are so sore.

//Confession: I took a work selfie to prove it. 


//Confession: I don't know why that is the face I chose to make. Do we consider that duck face or not? Meh. whatever. 

//Confession: I get to drive a group of track kids up to a meet in Tacoma this weekend. I am driving them in a mini van. I feel like the team mom. Do you have enough snackies? Did you pack a jacket just in case you get cold?! Did you bring a water bottle to hydrate? Don't worry, I have a tissue in my purse if you need it. Gosh, I am going to nail this! 

//Confession: I went to the Nike outlet store the other day and bought workout clothes I didn't actually need nor did I have money for them. However, I can always justify buying workout clothes when they are 1) on sale and 2) benefiting my health when I actually workout in them. Now if only I could be more like Kathy and sneak my workout clothes into my office outfits, then I would be golden.... 

Anyway, that is all I have for you folks today! Enjoy your Humpday, hope it is less rainy than mine is! 

Cheers! 

<3 BB

4.22.2014

messed around and got addicted

So here is a story about a girl who is addicted to not only her phone, but even more specifically SnapChat on her phone. Yesterday as I was halfway to work I realized I had left my phone on the nightstand. Being already late and not actually needing it for anything, I decided to leave it behind. Not a very good solider move with the whole never leave a man behind thing, but whatever. 

What I realized halfway through the day was that I was not missing my phone to text people or call people (who calls people anymore anyway?)... What I was most sad about not having throughout the day was SnapChat. 

How was everyone going to know that my hair was washed or dirty today? Or that I spilled water on myself? Or that I was having my morning cup of jo? Or what my outfit looked like?! Or that I was on my lunch time walk? Or that I was ready to go home at 9am?! These are all the things I snap on a regular basis. The people need to know duh

This is when I realized that I have a problem. A SnapChat problem. I don't see it stopping anytime soon either. The thing with SnapChat is I feel like it keeps me connected with my people. Especially the ones I don't get to actually see on the regular. They probably get tired of my snaps, but oh welllllll. 

Here is a little taste of the snaps you get when you're buddies with me.... 


Not even a little bit sorry..... Anyone else addicted to the Snap?!

Cheers!

<3 BB

4.21.2014

Things I learned from easter weekend

Hi Blogland, 

I wanted to linkup with Kaite Que and share a few things I learned over Easter weekend. 

//First, it is hard to blog when you leave your phone at home all day and that is what all your photos are on. Hence me blogging on a Monday night. Who does that? 


//Do not go to Costco the day before Easter. Holy packed. Good lord, sometimes I don't like people. Saturday afternoon before Easter at Costco was one of those times. 

//Brunch on a Saturday afternoon is always better when it is with good friends and gravy. Tilt always does it right.

//Ice cream treats after over a month without it tastes better when you eat it on your Friday off from work.

//Portland's Spring Beerfest is always entertaining. 

//Easter with family makes my heart happy. 

//I always eat too much food at family gatherings. 

//If you haven't caught on yet from this post - my life revolves around food.

//Bubbles are still fun to play with when you are 25. 

//The Fault In Our Stars is a great post Easter coma read. 

Cheers to learning new things! 

<3 BB 

4.17.2014

Cirque du Soleil // Totem

Had the chance to go check out the Cirque du Soleil show last night. It is currently in Portland for a few weeks! Let me just say, it is fascinating! Go check it out before it leaves Portland or see if it is coming to your area soon! The acts, the characters, the costumes, the acrobatics will blow your mind! Figured I could live blog the thoughts I had last night. It was entertaining to say the least. 

Here we go....

TOTEM!

No wait it is pronounced toe-tem not toe-tum like totem pole . Got it. So sophisticated. 

How do you even spell Cirque du Soleil. I have to look it up on google every time. 

Man, I have to pee already. Intermission is so far away.

Ohhhh hey man dressed as a disco ball... I bet he wasn't made in Louisville ... fun fact 90% of all disco balls are made in Louisville ... Only Brad would know that kind of stupid fact and then share it with me so now I know it. 

wtf.

Holy moly so much going on.

Those people look like real frogs.

So damn strong.

What is going on.

Ohhhhh it's a play on evolution I am getting it now.

How do they do that with their bodies?

Wait, where did the old man in a boat come from...

Is that Old Greg ?

Now they are on rings!

Ok that woman is jacked .. She must do Crossfit ....kiddinnnng

Although, I bet Crossfiters are jealous of her bis and tris ... I bet they wish they could do a muscle up this well, too. 


Shoot I am jealous of her bis and tris.

So over stimulated right now.

Holy strong.

But no really they are gymnasts on steroids.
I can't even do a head stand for more than 10 secs.


They are even graceful when they move their props off the stage.

How does one find out they are good at spinning things on their heads or toss hula hoops in the air?

The stage looks like a scorpion right now. 

What they can do with the stage might be more entertaining than the show. 

Ohhhh unicycles!!!

Those look hard.

And they are catching bowls on their heads while on unis.

This is not real life.

Oh they dropped one.. now two bowls.

I wonder if they bitch each other out after a bad toss backstage?

Oh thank god intermission. I need to compose myself.

Must pee. Now.

Here comes act two!

Oh Native Americans with hula hoops. So many hula hoops ... Is she using 5 at once ?!

On to the next act. This one looks promising. Two people on one swinging bar. 

Wait is she trusting him with her own life right now?! 

I would never trust a man like that. Not even Bradley. 

He is literally holding you up by your heel. You are going to plummet to your death woman, be careful! 


More Native Americans costumes. 

Can I be that for Halloween? 

Nah, that would probably be shunned upon. 

Wait, are they on roller skates?!

Pretty sure roller skates were not a thing back then.

Annnnd he just ripped off her costume. 

So many sequins and shiny things on her second outfit. 

Are we going to witness Totem's take on Native American roller skate sexy time on a huge ass drum?! Yes, yes we are. 

Pretty much just happened.

I can't even handle this all right now. 

So fascinating. 

Here comes the dancing finale! 

And the show is over. 

I need to go take a gymnastics class or something.

Cheers to Totem! 

<3 BB 

Ps. all images found here

4.16.2014

confessions

Hello Blog World, 

First I would like to start off by saying sorry to those of you who I made excited yesterday and then ruined your day, when I said it was Wednesday, but really it was only Tuesday. That was inconsiderate of me. Also, we all know that Wednesday is saved for linking up with Kathy for Humpday Confessions


With that let's get to my confessions for the week. 

//Confession: I think I am a bad track coach. One of my  favorite athletes that I work with almost broke my school record in the Heptathlon #humblebrag yesterday - and as happy as I was for her awesome performance, I was even more relieved that she is only second all time on the list...for now. Obviously as a coach I want her to perform at the highest level she can; but the selfish part of my former athlete side does not want to see my record go down. Yesterday was too close for comfort and she has another chance to break it later this season. Maybe I will sabotage her and start coaching her poorly? Kidding...obviously! 

//I confess: I am tired of seeing your quiz results from Buzzfeed up on Facebook. We get it - Buzzfeed is awesome. The quizzes are pretty spot on...but you're not special for doing that quiz. EVERYONE on buzzfeed has done that quiz. Stahhhhp it, you're tramatizin me. I got 'Recess' for which 90s Cartoon Series I am, because I know you were wondering.


//I confess: I am still not good at yoga. It's way harder than regular workouts. How does one get so bendy?! (ps. who doesn't love Natalie Dee?)

//I confess: last night's yoga sesh was my first time doing yoga in probably at least 6 months. No wonder I am not good at it. 

//Continuing on with yoga - I confess that I enjoy the Tone It Up Girls and their workouts (including the yoga one I did last night)...BUT HOW DO YOU GIRLS WORKOUT WITH YOUR HAIR DOWN?! Insert all the shouty caps! How is your hair still curled? How is it not wet noodles? How are you not getting it in your mouth and chocking on it twss How are you not getting it stuck in your armpit and pulling your head and hurting yourself. Not that any of this has ever happened to me....It defies logic and science.


Anyway, those are all the things I have to confess today. Until tomorrow, blog world. 

Cheers! 

<3 BB 

4.15.2014

happy wednesday?

Happy Wednesday... for those of you that don't have to work this Friday (hey, that's me! I don't have to work this Friday). Sorry to those of you who do; hope your Tuesday goes by quickly... Although I am not sorry enough to give up my day off for you. I am nice, but not that nice. 

Anyway, Spring is hopping here in Portland and I wanted to share a few things that are making me happy because of it. 

//It was warm enough to wear shorts for my workout on Sunday... I quickly remembered that shorts are the worst, but that is neither here nor there. 

//Saw these flowers at the grocery store the other day. I was going to buy some for myself, but then didn't cool story, Brooke. So I took a picture instead. 

//Guys, iced coffee season has arrived. HEYO. I haven't been letting myself buy coffee now that I have a Keurig, but sometimes you just need to treat yo self with some iced coffee now and again.

//Might as well call me Bubba Watson, because I am going to win the Masters next year after a few more buckets of balls at the driving range. 


//Lastly, I wanted to share this playlist that has been making me extra happy these days. The whole thing is pretty legit (if I do say so myself), but if nothing else, check out the song I See Fire remix by Kygo. It's the truth. 

Cheers to a short week! 

<3 BB 

4.14.2014

Things I learned at tedx

So Tedx - Portland....was pretty fabulous. I learned so many things at it on Saturday - which ties in nicely to the fact that I am linking up with Kaite from I'm Your Katie Que to let you know what I learned this weekend. 

The topic of this year's Tedx Event was perfect. Does it exist? If so, what is it? Ask a thousand people and you'll get a thousand different answers. Whether you're talking about a person, place, thing or idea, this word provokes discussion. The desire for it pushes people to think of bigger and better things, challenging them to make their own definitions and maybe even make them a reality.

All the speakers were wonderful at TedxPdx and here are some of the things they taught me this weekend. 

Aaron James Draplin
//Invest in your life
//Invest in your clients

Nong Poonsukwuttana
//You will always chase perfection
//Give first
//Chasing meaning is a much better approach than avoiding discomfort

D'Wayne Edwards
//Leave your mark

Lisa Sedlar
//Perfect is the enemy of good enough
//Perfect can paralyze you with fear; being real does not

Frank Moore
//Invest in the art of living
//This cute 91 year old WWII Veteran (and his wife) will make an auditorium cry tears of joy and loss in 18 mins.

Cody Goldberg
//Don't think so much
//Use hearts more than minds
//PLAY is perfect

James Keller
//If your technology choices are making you feel bad about yourself. Change your choices

Zach King
//Hard is not relevant. Hard is hard

Zalika Gardner 
//In order to truly listen you must quiet your own experience to make room for someone else's

Isaiah Holt
//There is always room for second chances
//Ask yourself daily: What do I want to accomplish today? What does it take? What can I do to get there?

Ben Haggerty aka Macklemore
//The easiest thing to do is to not live presently
//It is important to slow down and remember what you are doing and why you are here


What did you guys learn this weekend?! Link up with Katie here.

imyourkatieque


Cheers!

<3 BB