September 22, 2011

Friday Randomness

  • Part of my new organizational notebook includes a section on blogging. It's supposed to help you develop short and long-term goals for your blog, manage ideas and basically just help take your blog to the "next level." I still blog primarily for myself, as a journal, but I also do want to use this blog to its fullest potential, without becoming commercial and impersonal. So it's been a good exercise.

    The first step I took was to purchase my domain name. So, if you'll check your little browser bar up there, you'll notice the .blogspot is no longer there. I can't lie, it was pretty exciting. :)

  • I finally got my (almost) last amazon purchase in this week:

  • A snazzy holder for all my recently acquired OPI. I give a big contented sigh every time I walk into the bathroom. The only color I still want is a nice black. Just to complete the wheel. However, putting them all together on display like that has made me realize how many colors I will likely never use. You can expect another giveaway in the near future.

    BTW, I got all of that nail polish, and the spice rack holding them, almost free. I won a few through a giveaway, had a couple I bought 3 or 4 years ago, but all the rest - most of them - I got using Amazon giftcards I won through Swagbucks.

  • Have you heard the latest Disney news? Apparently they're working on a deal with James Cameron and adding an Avatar-themed section to Animal Kingdom park. My initial reaction? "Do you fall asleep halfway in?" My later reaction: "It'll be that much faster to go through Animal Kingdom, now."


  • The most popular thing I've ever posted on facebook:

  • We had some new neighbors move in behind us. They have a German Shepherd and Black Lab. The pups have been beside themselves with excitement all week. We have yet to meet/see the actual humans in the house, and I'm totally not the Welcome Wagon type. So hopefully we'll run into them some fine evening soon when everyone's in a grilling mood.

  • Oh, I have some exciting news! My fabulous cousin Michelle has her own blog now! "Fabulous" is no exaggeration, and she will have you in stitches with the stories of her little family. Hop on over and give her some BB love!

  • Don't forget to enter my giveaway!

  • And, last but not least, I am super-dee-duper excited for the weekend! Primarily because tomorrow is going to be so much fun. We're having a game-day party with some of our great friends, Jessica and her family. I'm pretty pumped.

    Not least of which because, in case you missed it, OU saved the Big XII this week. I wish I had had time to write a post about it earlier, but it was pretty obvious from the get-go that OU's statement of "wanting a stable conference" was a bluff to force the Big XII to make the necessary changes. And today, those changes were made. Beebe was resigned, all member schools committed to staying for the next 6 years, an expansion committee was established, and multiple teases were made as to other big changes in the making.

    And OU's President, Head of Athletics and Head football coach got to make the announcements. That's a big deal, folks. A super big deal. I have a feeling the Big XII's best days are ahead.

  • Have a great weekend!!


  1. Oh I am so far behind it isn't even funny! I'm hoping to get back into a regular commenting routine now. How exciting to own your domain! You're totally legit. :) And I love the picture of your cute are they?!

  2. ohhh congrats on buying your domain name!!!! super exciting! What are you using to organize your life??? Did you get a book? I could really use some organization in my life!

  3. Ok you are a genius! I want to get one of these polish racks! I love the idea, why did I never think of it! And the pup picture is so cute!

  4. I am incredibly jealous of that nailpolish collection.

  5. Oooh!! I love the nail polish rack, I must have! :)

  6. Look at you with your own domain! You really ARE legit :)

    I'm being pretty lame with tomorrow. I'm not making the dip and bought taquitos. Chicken and steak though if that makes up for it. With some fixins. And possibly brownies.

  7. I can only imagine how exciting it is to have your own domain. I may have to do that eventually.

    I NEED something like that for my nail polish. I don't have a lot of colors, but I have so many that I want.

  8. I am so jealous of all your nail polish!!! I love painting my nails but I'm not allowed to anymore because of my job. It's so so so sad. I think I can have boring neutral colors but that's all. :(

  9. Wooohoo for getting your own domain. I love that nail polish rack!

  10. Your pups are so CUTE! Glad you found my blog and said hi! :)

  11. you'll have to fill me in all about the domain name thing. I'm a bit internet challenged when it comes to the programming/web address side of things.
    Thanks for the plug! I'm excited about my blog, but it's even MORE exciting that I made YOUR blog! :) I love your way with words! I guess this writing thing might just be genetic. ;)

  12. The domain change must be why your posts stopped showing up in my reader. I am so behind!

    I really need to get one of those nail polish organizers. All of my polish is thrown in a basket that I have to empty every time I try to find a color.


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