Friday, August 30, 2013

five lessons learned

It's the Friday going into a three day weekend for a lot of us. Do we really have to put away the white jeans? How do we carry them into the fall? Someone show me some pins of some outfits, because I can't do it on my own (Oh no, I'm no Superman... Scrubs, anyone?). As much as I support the idea of Weekend Awareness (and am still so smiley inside from those of you who played along with me, really!), I do love a weekend full of fun. But before I get to that, I need to list five somethings and I decided to spin it a little differently this week.

Five lessons I learned this week:

1) One of the professors I work with has been called by many media outlets in the Fort Hood shooting case. I asked him at 9 a.m. Thursday how many news outlets he had spoken with that day (the answer was three) and he said he was tired of saying the shooter's name. It was time to focus on the victims. The shooter is going to military jail, where he will be surrounded by soldiers telling him what to do, morning, noon, and night, and really the only people he will have interaction with. He hates the military, so he got the worst punishment he could, and we should stop discussing him. I know this is said during every tragedy but the conviction in this professor's voice meant more than just hearing Anderson Cooper say it on CNN. (Yes, he was sentenced to death, but I think the prof's thinking he'll die there. He's been in the New York Times several times in the past few weeks so I trust he knows his stuff!)

2) Fantasy Football is harder than I thought it would be. My team is called Hashmarks and Hashtags and one of my players already has a broken leg. Also, he's a New York Giant. If you don't remember, I'm a Giants fan, so this is a double bummer.

3) Streets in Houston flood fast when it barely rains all summer and it sucks. Luckily, the street that contains my favorite burger place didn't flood so I was able to grab a yummy burger for dinner after two hours in the car. Ugh.

4) Random, upbeat songs make me run faster: Karma Chameleon by Culture Club, Girlfriend by Avril Lavigne, Let's Go Crazy by Prince, and pretty much anything by Destiny's Child. Never change, Songza. Keep giving me a random assortment and keeping me on my toes.

5) I really like writing about things beneath the surface. Don't get me wrong, I love me a good list, brain dump, or bullet point post, but the emails I've exchanged with blog friends over my post about blog success have given me oh so much to think about. Bottom line is, we pretty much all blog for ourselves. If readers, money, or other opportunities follow, then so be it, but for the most part, we're all in this for ourselves in the best way possible - and I love it.

Lots of fries at The Burger Guys (we didn't finish them) | Andrew's Fantasy Football Prep... I maybe snuck a peek while drafting my team :)

There are tons of things I am excited about this weekend, but if I told you all of them now, that would make Tuesday's post really redundant. All you College Football fans, have some fun, and all of you NFL Widows, enjoy your last Sunday with your husband til February. That's what I plan to do!

Linking up with Lauren and these ladies!



  1. I'm sure y'all have Five Guys in Houston, and those massive fries makes me think of them. They give you so many and they are SOOOO good. Great, now I'd like that for breakfast! Happy Friday, and happy LONG weekend! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Thanks for linking up!

  2. Ah yes, the streets flooding. That always scared the crap outta me. It rains almost every other day here in NC so no flooding yet.
    I totally love those fries and would have finished them all!

    I totally blog for me, myself, and I.
    And you. and Rowdy. and my cats. Okay, that's all.

    Have a great long weekend!! :)

  3. I am with you on the shooter. People always wonder why shit like this happens again, because in a way by continuing to mention him and his actions we are making him a celebrity. Ugh. I hope his life is beyond hell.

    Streets in Houston suck. Flooding just makes the streets worse! I hate Houston, even though I have been in the area my entire life.

    Have a great weekend!!

  4. Fantasy football is insanely hard. I don't know 1)enough about the game and 2) enough about the players/positions. I attempted to participate one season and I never logged in. Ironically--I still won a few rounds without doing anything! I want those french fries. And I want them now!! Happy Friday!

  5. I always heard that the "white jeans after Labor Day" thing wasn't literally about clothes, but was a way of telling a female not to wear white clothes during her "time of the month". *shrug*

  6. a prince song makes EVERYTHING better!

  7. Go ahead and rock those white pants if you want :) Karma Chameleon is a great song to run to. It gets me pumped too, haha.

    Happy Friday!

  8. Great Post!
    Stopping by from HF5F
    Come link up with us!!

  9. I love Fantasy Football! I get weirdly competitive about it, so George loves that we can spend all Sundays together watching the games!



  10. I love fantasy ftball but you're right, it's tough!

  11. Don't put away the white! This is Houston, you can wear white as long as it's hot outside, right? :) Point #1 is very good, I agree with the prof. And I like when you write about things beneath the surface too!

  12. yes to Scrubs! (does Safety Dance)

  13. i was invited to play a fantasy football thing but i have no clue what to do and i also have the worst luck so i declined. maybe next year!!

    Vodka and Soda

  14. i hate driving in the rain! all the roads were flooded on my trip back home today. had to turn around to not flood the engine and everything.

    and, i cannot get in a good workout on the elliptical without amazing songs. glad i'm not the only one.


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