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Oh Hey Friday Goings On

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Friday, April 29, 2016
Megan Hess Illustration:



Oh hey.... it's Friday again. What a weird week it's been and I mean weird in a good way. I still have a job oddly enough, go figure. Somehow they keep finding things for me to do and I am officially the last contractor standing. I am kind of honored. But... I have another big interview today and I am looking ahead. This is going to be a long one so say a little prayer for me! I also have another opportunity that is developing that very well could be the best job yet, if the stars align. I am sure you guys are sick of hearing about all of this so let's get to the business of Friday thangs I am digging on with Amanda wrapped up in five with Karli and Amy because 5 is about all I can come up with today.

And here they are...

1. Binge watching Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt... and laughing, a lot. I know I am late to the party. I have a long binge list I am working through. This one is worth the time though. It's sweet, funny and the actors are on point. Loving Jane Krakowski as her snobby but endearing boss too.

  

2. Obsessing about Interview clothes in black and nude. Trying to basically re-create these 2 outfits because some days I only want a skirt and others pants are it. Perfection .

Work Attire - I would love to have this exact outfit for my job interview tomorrow:




"College interview / Job interview" by wakley-vanzina ❤ liked on Polyvore:




3. Eating and Cooking.... very little actually but this was on the menu last night Korean Beef. Thanks for the reminder Nadine! This dish is always good and you can't screw it up!



4. Planning something for the Derby next weekend. It will involve bourbon and most likely a great hat. And food like Derby Pie.

Derby Pie ~ A thick, gooey chocolate chip cookie meets a warm buttery pie for a heavenly and decadent Southern dessert!:

Churchill Downs Releases Official Logos For Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks 142 | 2016 Kentucky Derby & Oaks | May 6 and 7, 2016 | Tickets, Events, News:


5. Agonizing a little over my next color appointment in 2 weeks. At my last one we tried to get my hair to lift with some fun colors but it is stubborn and didn't budge so.... this time we are actually going to lighten it just to darken it to the colors I want. Thinking some sort of dark ombre baliage type thing. Not gonna lie, the bleaching part scares me! Maybe something like this:

Dark Red on Black Hair:


And that's about it for today folks. Keep all your digits crossed for my big interview today! I am sure I will be snap chatting about it so please check me out there by name @crazywisewoman or snapcode.




I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend! Stay cool!





Humpday Confessions: 7 Things I've Been Doing Instead Of Blogging

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Mmmkay so here I am and I am in the mood to write  a little bit but as usual my thoughts are not organized into any sort of meaningful topic so... I'll just tell you all what I have been up to instead of doing this blog thing every night. 

1. Working - Wait? What? Yes, last Friday was supposed to be my last day  and last Thursday my boss asked me to stay till this Wednesday. Confused? Me too. Then another engineer asked me to stick around and jump on his project for a short little stint starting this Thursday. I was all like "duh, ok". I am not sure how long I can keep this going for but as long as possible is the plan! #werkwerkwerkwerkwerk

2. Interviewing -  Lots and lots of interviewing... ugh. It seems like every company has such a long process these days. Screening, phone, face-to-face, behavioral interviews... I hate it! But the good news is that I am getting calls back. The one I went on for the face to face last week didn't pan out and to be honest with you I didn't feel like it was for me. My face probably gave it away. I have second rounds on one today and one on Friday so... #fingerscrossed #dontsayanythingstupidAmy

3. Eating Donuts & Stuff - I won't talk, you just look.



4. Going Out - Hi. Remember me? The Duchess of Fomeaux (aka FOMO: Fear of Missing Out) #cantstopwontstop #needtostop

5. Playing Tennis - I had my first singles match and I lost but I kind of loved it. It was all on me. I didn't have to figure out what the hell my partner was doing or where he/she was because it was just me. It was hard as shit and I was so tired but I played really, really well. And I did it. #feetstillhurt #runningsuckshairyballs

6. Obsessing - Still over my sad single situation. I've been Tindering away to no avail and hanging with that old stand by Mr. Dumb Dumb. Confession... I spend a lot of time with a guy that only wants to be friends and I want to be more than friends. We tried it but the timing was wrong last year and it didn't really work but we still hang together all the time. #welcometotheshitshow

7. Planning  - As in I keep thinking I am about to be unemployed for a minute so I want to do all of these things I don't normally have time to do. You know like deep cleaning, good willing, craig's listing, getting a new tattoo. Don't judge, I already saved up the money. #imdoingit #yofuckinglo

Linking up with Kathy, Nadine, Laura and Lauren for Humpday Confessions and Hashtags!

#Hashtaghumpday @ Genuinely Lauren

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Love you long time.

CH-CH-CH-CHANGES

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

The Breakfast Club and David Bowie:



Hey... I am still here. Alive and well. I have been knee deep in finishing up at the old job and full time looking for a new one. This is like 2 full time jobs if you want to know the truth. I know everyone knows what it's like to be looking for a job. Factor in while working, juggling 3 kids and a pretty hectic list of other obligations and perhaps you can see why I have been MIA. I'm tired and I don't have to tell any blogger how much extra work blogging is but for those of you who are just readers, it's a crap ton of extra effort on top of what all bloggers already do in real life. But... I miss everyone and I wanted to at least tell you guys what's going on in my world. Big things...

Over the past couple of weeks I have interviewed with 4 companies and honestly I am really excited about the opportunities that might come out of any one of them. The first of the face to face round was yesterday. I hate interviewing, I really do. I get so worked up about it and it just is what it is, there is only so much preparation you can do at this point in your career. I have done it a thousand times now. I'm good at it but what I am really good at now is knowing what I am not excited about. I am torn between any job is better than no job or... wait for the perfect job. Newsflash I feel like in a lot of ways I just lost the perfect job, in a lot of ways it wasn't but in the ways that matter for my sanity it was.

Here's the other thing... I am secretly looking forward to like maybe a little time off to interview and think about what I want to do next. The first thing my 10 year old said when I told her my job was ending was "oh good, you'll be here every day when I get home"... stick a fork in my heart please. But seriously... I can deep clean my house, goodwill and sell stuff, clean out closets, blog to my heart's content. Even if it's just for a couple of weeks I want that. Selfish? I want to cook and get back to all Paleo/Whole30 all the time. All the stress of the last month has gotten me way off track again. I want to go for long walks with my dog after I put my kids on the bus in the morning, like one of those Mom's that doesn't work. Not forever but just for a minute, it would be like a mini vacation for me. So... I am really hoping that I get to do that.

I am not looking forward to Friday, my last day. I have to say goodbye to people that I really have enjoyed and I am sad.  I have to walk away from a project that so many people put blood, sweat and tears into that will most likely never become a reality. I have to leave one of the coolest places I have worked in a while and hope to find something even better. The good news is that typically something better always comes along. My resume is really strong and this last year has added some really valuable experience to it. But... it's still hard and that has been making it difficult for me to focus on this space. But I will again I hope sooner than later.

Thanks for reading if you hung in this long, I am not sure this was a stellar piece of writing but it is what is on my mind at this exact moment in time. I am not always the greatest at adjusting to change these days, it takes me a minute. Go figure... I should be a Pro!

Turn and face the strange,


Friday Faves

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Friday, April 15, 2016

Happy Friday friends! My weeks have just been insanely busy lately by my own making I suppose. But that is not a bad thing by any means. Update on the job front. My last day in my current position looks like it will be one week from today. Womp womp. But the good news is I interviewed for 3, yes 3 new positions last week!!! All of the interviews were very good I thought, albeit preliminary screening type stuff which I usually do well on. The next round is where it gets trickier so keep all of your digits crossed for me. I am feeling very good though about not being unemployed for very long. If I play my cards right I could just parlay this into a nice mini staycation of a few weeks or so!

Enough job talk... can't deal with that on the weekend! Let's talk favorite things today with the lovely Amanda....

FRAGRANCE

If I want to try out a new fragrance I generally buy a roller ball first. I bought some Prada Candy not too long ago and I LOVE it. It's kind of musky with some vanilla and caramel notes if you like that sort of thing. I do!




NAIL COLOR

I talked about one of the things that make me happy here being bright orange nail polish. This is the one that is currently on repeat for me. Essie Color Binge... it reminds me of the perfect spring tulip!




RECIPE

Because she never posts anything bad I bring you One Pot Chicken Cordon Bleu Alfredo from Host The Toast. I love a good one pot meal and really, how could this not be insanely delicious?

One Pot Chicken Cordon Bleu Alfredo with Toasted Breadcrumbs. This easy dinner features tender chunks of chicken breast, ham, and a simple swiss cheese alfredo sauce. | hostthetoast.com


SHOES

I just got these Adidas SL Loop Racers and they couldn't be more comfy and cute. I still want my Stan Smiths but these will do for now and at under $30 on Prime I think I am going to order another pair in a different color.

SUMMER THING

Since I am all profesh and in an official cornhole league I thought I might invest in some boards for my own driveway. Of course what else would I buy but Florida State Cornhole Boards. But why do they have to be so damn expensive? On the plus side one time purchase, hours of beer drinking fun included.



FUNNY STUFF

That moment when you are trying to learn how to do something and the person teaching you demonstrates. 

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When your favorite bar takes your beer off special and replaces it with some stupid apple beer. 

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Everytime someone on LinkedIn sends me a congratulations on your one year work anniversary!

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Did I make a Tinder profile that says only "Looking for a new mixed doubles partner. Preferably someone young and hot." Maybe.

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Every time that annoying person in my circle of friends tries to tell me anything. 

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Speaking of eating, how I felt today when I woke up and remembered how much pizza I put in my whore mouth last night. 

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And lastly how I am envisioning my last day at work will go down. Positivity my friends. 

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Cheers to the freakin weekend!

Humpday Confessions & #Hashtags

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016
#humpday  by clutchchicken:



Happy Humpday! Halfway there and this week has been a whirlwind of activity for me as usual. I am still employed but I am starting to get a little panicky about the job sitch and if you don't know what I am talking about looka here. However, I have some big opportunities on the horizon that just appeared out of nowhere so say a little prayer for me if you do that! #senddontfuckitupvibes #namaste

Truthfully, I have not been doing much of anything productive lately. My mind has been preoccupied with work stuff and I can't even focus on anything else. No goals in sight except for getting through this day and getting up again tomorrow and doing it all over again. #imregroupingtho #dontworry

Currently...My house is kind of a wreck... for me. Laundry is piled up. Cleaning is needed. I do try to clean a little every couple of days but mostly just the necessities like the floors and the bathrooms and kitchen. It still looks decent. I am actually feeling more inclined to purge a bunch of stuff right now rather than having to keep cleaning around it. My house seems to be full of stuff I don't love anymore. #timetochuckit #springcleanitintothetrash

My daughter is starting her second job this week. She quit her first one after a year because they were being douchey and taking advantage of her. She will officially now be working at the sports bar/restaurant where I spend most of my time with my friends. We both actually think this is pretty cool. It's closer to home and I'll probably end up seeing her more. And now I have a spy in place for when I am not around. #whostheboss #iam

Did I mention how proud I am of my teenager for already working her ass off at a job and excelling in school? Well... I am. #raisingqualityhumans

I have been experiencing kind of irrational but somewhat founded rage toward someone in my extended circle of friends. This particular person irritates me to no end and because of our group activities I seem to find myself in her company way more than I would like to be. #whydoesshebotherme #ohyeah #shesanasshole


Here is something that still after all this time blogging drives me batty... the "noreply-comment@blogger.com" comments on my blog. I seem to be getting a lot of them again lately and although I truly appreciate the new readers I want to be able to interact with you. If you comment and never hear back from me I can 100% guarantee that this is the reason why. I can't email you back because of this stupid setting you have checked! But it's an easy fix so go here and do it today... and then comment away! #pleaseforthelove

Linking up with Laura, Lauren, Kathy & Nadine for all the confessing and hashtagging fun!


#Hashtaghumpday @ Genuinely Lauren


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10 On Tuesday: 10 Things That Make Me Happy

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Hey. Linking up with Miss Karli today for 10 on Tuesday. Stealing a prompt from the fabulous Helene because she's awesome. It's always fun to hear what quirky things make someone's heart go boom boom and here's a few of mine!

1. When my dog army crawls on his belly up from the foot of my bed  to my face and snuggles into me like a little spoon with his head on my pillow. We call that "laying like people".

2. A giant Diet Mountain Dew from the Race Trac fountain on Saturday morning. Crushed ice, not cubed.

3. Bright orange polish on fingers and toes in the springtime.

4. Crawling into my little girl's bunk bed with her in the morning to wake her up. It's like being in a little fort with her.

5. Shopping on Saturday's with my best friend. We do the most mundane things like Walmart and Costco but somehow doing it together makes it super fun. Plus we usually sneak off for a beer and a snack along the way.

6. When someone else cooks for me. It could be anything at all, but after a lifetime of cooking for other people this is one of the things I truly appreciate and enjoy. I wish I would have realized growing up what a gift it was that my parents and Grandparents were such amazing cooks!

7. Winning a tennis match in 3 sets ending with a tiebreaker when you think you blew it. Nothing feels better than a comeback. This happened Sunday by the way. My feet have yet to recover.

8. Frosting. I love cake but the frosting is where it's at. Preferably like a vanilla butter cream. Don't want yours? I'll take it.

9. A ripped to perfection t-shirt. It's a method I have perfected dismantling the neck, arms and hem so that the edge rolls up just perfectly and look like you have been wearing it that way forever. It's the first thing I reach for when I get home from work. That and leggings. Which are pants in my house.

10. Dessert for dinner. Because life is short. Eat the pie.

Friday Favorites

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Friday, April 8, 2016


This week flew by for me. It's been a whirlwind of finishing up loose ends at work and looking for a new job. I am feeling more settled about the whole thing mostly because there are A LOT more good jobs out there than even a year ago. I think it's going to be ok. It will be ok. So I am looking forward to finishing up my spring break week with a fun weekend. I have no idea what that will entail but hopefully something good! But first let's talk favorites with Amanda.... Go!

SONG

If you don't like this song we can't be friends. It's great for car dancing too.



MAKEUP

I love pretty much anything that Urban Decay makes and this is my latest purchase. Moondust Eyeshadow in Diamond Dog, a deep brown with a white gold sparkle. It's the bomb!





SHOES

I have become an athletic shoe junkie. I think some classic Adidas Stan Smith's need to be added to my collection for summer. So fresh!




FOOD

All of my breakfast muffins are boring me but I have not tried broccoli cheddar yet. These Broccoli Cheddar Bites make me think of quiche and quiche is never bad! They call for some torn bread but I am thinking it would be easy to leave it out to make it Paleo. Recipe here.

Broccoli Cheddar Bites

JEWELRY

I recently bought a pair of threader earrings and I love them. You just thread the chain through your piercing, no backs. How did I never try these before? They are super comfy and they feel hip to me. Love these from Urban Outfitters.



FUNNY STUFF

So the last couple of weeks in my life have kinda got me like, what's going on here? Is this a joke?



It's like when you think "I got this, I got this... I don't got this"


And you don't want to be a whiner but sometimes you need a little help. Like when you get impaled.


I was kind of feeling sorry for myself thinking I screwed up again but then I was like...


And it occurred to me...


That's right, I'm fucking amazing. Boom shaka-laka!!!!


And I know it. 


But thank you all for telling me anyway. I appreciate the support and kind words. And with that...


Have a fabulous weekend!