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Hello lovies!

My mom and dad are on the way over to help me measure my laundry room for a new washer and dryer. I'm SO CLOSE to buying new ones. Can. Not. Wait. MEEP!

DallasCon is this week and I am so excited. I need a fandom infusion SO BAD. I can't wait to see some of my fave people, and of course, Jared and Jensen. Speaking of, I already bought Jared's green LOVE sweatshirt. *whistles innocently* For my pic with him next Sunday, I am considering wearing a silly t-shirt. Can't decide. Usually I dress nicely for pics, but we'll see. B won't let me if I look too dumb, so I have that safety net.


Unrelated (really!), I'm thinking about buying a dress. I don't ever wear dresses. So here's your mission, should you choose to accept it -- cruise over to modcloth.com and choose a dress you think I should buy. Link me. For real. You pick one that matches me. I can't wait to see your options!

I'm finally reading Joe Hill's new book, which is good but slow. It's very The Stand-like in storyline and in length.

Still obsessed with podcasts.

Oh! Today I hooked up a new DVD player to my big TV, all by myself. Basically, I'm a superhero.

Did you know there's a Mr. Robot app? It's a game and I'm obsessed. Season finale is this week. EEP.

Gotta sprint away...miss you guys! ♥
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I keep feeling like I can't pop in here unless I am caught up on all things J2 and I very much am NOT and SIGH. But Dallas con is in two weeks and I will be there and that's a huge YAY!

I finally finished Stranger Things and it was so good and I am SO OBSESSED. I really want a mix of all the music played on the show, and also I would really like to continue crushing on Sheriff Hopper, and ALSO the whole thing is creepy and happy-making -- both.

Has anyone reading this every had their eyelashes tinted? I'm thinking about doing it. I've given up on mascara, it just will not stay in place. I've tried every brand anyone recommends, I use face primer and eyelid primer, I dust with powder...all the things you're supposed to do! But, nope. I don't need or want extensions but a little tint would be perfect. HMMM.

It's thundering and raining outside and so pretty and cool (temperature-wise) and calming to me. There's a wee bird taking refuge in one of my shrubs and Dexter hasn't taken his eyes off it in ten minutes. Cat TV!

OK, gotta run. *blows kisses*
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So here is the thing...I miss you guys! And I wanna interact. So, let's make a deal.

You comment and tell me one thing that made you happy last week and I'll come over to your place and comment on one of your entries.

Deal? DEAL!

Here are some things that made me happy last week:

  • A delicious chocolate CostCo cake. I genuinely could have eaten all of it but restrained myself.

  • Flirty text messages.

  • Talking with B about books. (Specifically, The Queen of the Tearling and Risk Everything On It.)

  • Getting to Facetime with Drew on his birthday! He was so excited to show me his cake and all his presents and he didn't want to hang up and I love him so much!

    ♥ ♥ ♥
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    "We can choose courage or we can choose comfort, but we can’t have both. Not at the same time."
    --Brene Brown
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    SO, YOU GUYS. My boss retires this Friday and school starts on Monday and after that I will no longer be surrounded by the unholy smell of teenage boys all day and probably won't cry anymore at work! It's all very exciting!

    I decided to celebrate by taking a note from Pop Culture Happy Hour and share a list of things that made me happy this week:

  • My biggest event of the year is OVER and was mildly successful and I am happy and it is OVER!

  • The Olympics! OBSESSED.

  • @boomerrphelps's instagram -- such a sweet and cute baby, I want to snuggle him!

  • Discovered that Anna Farris has a podcast, it's called Anna Farris is Unqualified and it is delightful! The most recent ep had Patti Stanger (LOVE) on and in addition to PS's normal schtick, they also discussed what's trendy in lady landscaping and how they'd like to drug Chris (Pratt, Anna's husband) and double-team him. It's just a really fun show that's unpretentious and honest and good.

  • Daily Harvest smoothies. They come pre-measured and frozen, you just add liquid (I favor coconut or almond milk) and blend. I make them all at one time and then re-freeze. Then, every morning I just pull one out, let it thaw while I drive to work and sip on it all morning. It's SO GOOD, nutritious, and makes me feel like I'm balancing out the Sonic cherry slush I will inevitably order later in the day.

  • This song, which I listened to on repeat yesterday the entire time I was grocery shopping:

  • Carter Dane. NGH.
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    I watched all of Season One of Mr. Robot in two days and it is SO GOOD. I am OBSESSED. OMG. Are you watching? I want to discuss. Season two is on my DVR but I haven't gotten to it yet. WAAANT.

    Because of the above, I haven't watched any Olympics yet, but that will be happening from now on. OLYMPICS. YAAASSS.

    OMG Colby Keller. I'm just saying.

    Tonight I get Cheesecake Factory with buddies and then tomorrow I'm back to work, boo. Speaking of, in exactly TWO WEEKS, all my summer stress will be OVER! REJOICE!
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    I am in a much better place than the last time I posted. Sometimes life just gets too heavy, you know? Thanks to everyone who left a happy thing or a hug on my last post. I appreciate you all!

    Tonight I get Mexican food and drinks with friends and I'm very happy about that.

    When B was here, we discovered that I had downloaded KA Mitchell's book Risk Everything On It but had not managed to actually READ it. So, since I developed a major crush on Jared Jax in the previous book, I was stoked to finally start his story. No one (seriously, no one) writes M/M like KA Mitchell and I looove it.

    B also got me started reading Captive Prince fic and I'm obsessed. I asked for recs on Twitter but nobody shared. :( If you have any, I want them!

    AND, I just recently got around to watching the Bones finale...HOLY MOLY. Have you seen it? I was shocked! They totally got me.

    One of our interns (who studies film) suggested I watch Wolf of Wall Street, which I did. It was fascinating in it's horribleness, I couldn't look away! I got the book to read too, but haven't managed it yet.

    Also, still podcasts.

    And Dexter.

    And Jared's dimples. And Jensen's real grin.

    And YOU.

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    It has been so long since I updated and today is a hard day, I'm having a tough time. I don't really want to dwell on it but I'm actively working not to slide into a bad depressive cycle.

    I love you guys. Tell me something happy and amazing.
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    Hello friends! I have missed you!

    Addison and Drew have been in and out the last two weeks, going to camp and visiting. I have loved getting to spend time with them! We took Drew to see The Secret Life of Pets and it was adorable. Then, we got chocolate ice cream cones. My SIL introduced me to powder dip nails -- I had no idea this was a thing!! She and Addison and I all went and got our nails done Sunday morning, which was fun. I let Addison chose my polish -- blue with glitter. Pics on my Insta. :)

    I'm selling a size XL Always Keep Fighting jacket. Anyone interested? $125 shipped, US only. Worn once, washed once. It was too big for me, if that helps you gauge the size.

    I have become ridiculously obsessed with podcasts. Here are some of my faves:

  • Invisibilia
  • My Dad Wrote a Porno
  • Pop Culture Happy Hour
  • Who? Weekly
  • This Week Had Me Like
  • The Snailcast (AB beauty)

    All I want to do all the time is listen to them.

    30 days left, in case you're counting, which I am.

    Taking some new medication that's helping me sleep, it's wonderful. But I'm still fighting through the day-drowsy part.

    Dexter still is the best part of my life and I love him so much. Some day I'll do a whole post that's just pictures of him and you will swoon. ♥

    UHM. What else?!
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