Wednesday, January 28, 2015

watch: i'm in this awesome george mason university documentary!

A couple months ago, I got to host a pep rally of sorts at George Mason University. Even though I felt hella awkward and nervous and everything along those lines, I was super excited and honored to be out on the court.

Now I'm finding out I was a part of this video/documentary about their Final Four team of 8 years ago, and where they are now. Once again, I'm honored and excited and mad that I can't remember a couple lines/titles/names. Idiot EB.

I'm in the beginning, but watch the whole thing. It's really well done.

I get to do really cool things for my job, and that Midnight Madness was one of them. Things that put me out of my comfort zone are always my worst and favorite moments. It's all about growing, right?!


Thursday, January 22, 2015

my inspirational gallery wall

I'm so excited about this!

Last Christmas, my aunt gave me a couple canvases after seeing this on my Pinterest. 

I'll be honest, I forgot what the original inspiration was, but I just wanted something for my huge, bare wall behind my TV. Once she finished making a couple more, I think my living room is complete. [Well, as soon as I get a real couch and not this futon....]

Fun, right?! I love the colors and the variety. And people either love or hate my vase of sticks on the side, but I dig 'em. 

That little gray one is the only one she didn't make.

These pictures are very frustrating because I used a level to hang them for once in my life, and some are clearly a bit crooked when you look that close. Sigh. They're gonna stay that way. 

If you're wondering how she made them, she has a Silhouette Cameo machine that cuts out the stickers to put on the canvas. Awesome, right?! I feel like I'm going to want to look out for more to expand the wall even more or con my mom into making some. 

It's a nice reminder on a lazy day when I'm watching TV to get my ass up because while I'm lounging, someone else is doing something great. We can't have that. 


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

elizabethanytv: condom races with zara larsson

Did you see the girl who put a condom on her leg to prove that no guy is too big for one? Here's a refresher.

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SO... turns out she's a 17 year old Swedish singer and was set to come into the studio. Obviously I had to turn it into a very unique game that no one else would ever be down with.

Her mom was in the room, and I dared her to race me in putting condoms on crazy ish. Those Swedes are a lot more liberal than we are, though. their openness in sex talk is ridiculously refreshing. They called us Americans out for almost whispering every time we mention condoms on the air. That's just silly.

So who wins?

Yeah, that was bad on my part. Like, really bad. I don't even have nails and I still managed to break them all. Hey Trojan- have any comment on why a grown ass woman can't make it happen?

Seriously, though... that girl is a champ. I'm speechless.

Hopefully we'll have more of the performance posted on the website soon.


Monday, January 19, 2015

wearing: not so basic basics

Somehow "basic" became one of the worst things to ever be. I used to love stocking up on all kinds of basics so I could throw them together into a simple but decent outfit. Now... how dare I step foot into any sort of "basic" section in a store. 

Then I throw on this sweater/sweatshirt type of thing and realize as fancy as the zippers and different materials may be, it's still a girl wearing a sweater, scarf, and boot socks. 

I'm not mad about it. 

-top from NYC boutique
-scarf from Charlotte Russe
-Express jeans from TJ Maxx
-boot socks/leg warmer things from TJ Maxx
-boots from Target

On Mondays, I want nothing to do with getting ready or picking out an outfit, so something like this is perfect. And ya know what... the zippers seem pretty damn fancy to me.


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

recipe: creamy shrimp fettucine

The last meal. The final meal before the diet kicked back in. Did you have one on Sunday? I'm normally really good about eating healthy but I have clearly not given any bleeps about it for the past two months or so. Now it's time to crack down again, but not after one meal full of terrible, terrible things.

By terrible, I obviously mean delicious... just ingredients that I tend to ban from my kitchen: Butter, cream cheese, and pasta.

Now that I got your mouth watering and you wanting to cheat on your diet [which I say is totally okay once a week, preferably Sundays], here's what you need, via Lauren's Latest: 
  • fettuccine pasta
  • shrimp [I buy frozen then thaw it out so I don't have to make a whole lot for one person]
  • stick of butter
  • 1/3 block of cream cheese
  • minced garlic
  • diced tomatoes
  • lemon juice
  • parsley, salt and pepper

    And I added:
  • diced red peppers
  • a little swirl/dump of white wine- any kind
  • couple shakes of Old Bay because, duh.

 It's really easy to make and very quick. The shrimp/sauce is done in the time it takes to cook the noodles, and it's really hard to over or under cook any of it.

For the full recipe, click here! 

By the way- that wine is the bomb. My coworker Toby gave it to me for Christmas. It's called "Back Dat Glass Up" from Notaviva winery in Virginia. They pair every wine with music, which is making me want to visit the winery ASAP. Who's coming with me?!


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