September 26, 2011

Fall TV

This post will probably make me sound like someone who sits in front of the TV for hours on end...I promise I don't! I have(or J and I have) 1 or 2 shows a night we like to watch as a way to unwind. We usually DVR it all so we can watch when we have time and fast forward through commercials

Here's our Must See TV list!


How I Met Your Mother

We are a little late to the HIMYM party, but we love it! I think last season was the first season we watched. We own the first three seasons on DVD (we're about to start season 3) and love this show. I love Barney's one-liners and I've loved Allyson Hannigan since her Buffy days.

Dancing With The Stars

I've never been a fan of these voting talent shows(I don't do Idol, So You Think You Can Dance, etc). This is the first season I've watch DWTS and I'm only watching because I went to high school with JR Martinez and he's a bit of a hometown hero. He really impressed me last week and I hope he goes far! I called and voted once...people on my FB feed were posting that they voted 60-100 times using different phones & email addresses! I'm sorry, but that just seems a bit much. I usually watch until he dances and then change/delete.

Hart of Dixie

Clearly, I haven't watched this yet but it looks really cute. I love Rachel Bilson and was a big fan of "The O.C." back in its heyday. And Jason Street (aka Scott Porter) is in it! From now on, any actor from Friday Night Lights will be referred to as their FNL character.


The Biggest Loser

J and I watch this, though I've honestly been a little bored with it lately. I am interested to see how it is without Jillian. Dolvett looks like he could kick some ass, and I think Anna K. is not the best choice.


Criminal Minds

I got hooked on this show this spring when I caught a rerun/marathon on A&E. I can pretty much find reruns on every night, ha! I caught the last few episodes of last season and I'm excited to watch a full season.

Plus, Matthew Gray Gubler is cute, in my opinion. I told my BFF that and she totally called him as my "type".

See? Although I must say, the hairstyle he had going on in the premiere was not the best.


NBC owns us, pretty much!


Seriously one of the funniest shows on TV. If you haven't watched it, you need to!

The Office

I was curious to how this would be without Michael Scott/Steve Carrelll. I liked it! I like Andy as the manager. And Jim & Pam are back to being cute and sweet and not annoying.

Grey's Anatomy

This has been my show since college. Back when it was on on Sunday nights, my roommate and 2 neighbors would get together for Sunday Night TV and watch Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Grey's and Desperate Housewives. I've stuck through the crappy story lines ( I AM SO GLAD IZZY IS GONE!) and am starting to accept Meredith & Derek will never have happiness.


J put this on the DVR out of curiosity. The first episode was okay...we'll see.


Ghost Adventures.

I can't help it.


Saturday Night Live

We like to DVR this and watch it Sunday afternoon or something. I have a huge crush on Seth Meyers and we both love when Stefan shows up on Weekend Update!


Pan Am

I actually haven't watched the premiere yet...and I forgot to set the DVR, so I missed the first 15 minutes. I may catch it online. I have high hopes for this to fill in my Mad Men void until it comes back!

So there you have it...what I didn't mention is my somewhat embarrassing addiction to The Real World. I almost always find myself watching it. I don't bother setting the DVR because MTV loves reruns!

What are you watching?

All pictures via Google or the show's Facebook.

September 19, 2011

Planning Fail

I had great plans to go to a lunchtime class at the YMCA downtown. I used to attend this class regularly and it kept me in GREAT shape. It is(or was, I think they changed instructors) almost a bootcamp style class that changed every day. I've gained 10 lbs since I stopped going.

I shut my office door to change, opened my gym shoes.


Looks like a puppy walk + Jillian Michaels DVD at home this evening for me!

What are your workout plans?

September 13, 2011

Making the House (Apartment?) a Home

I really want to decorate our apartment. Not painting or anything permanent, but I want to start collecting things that I would like to have in a home one day. I'm a bit ADD when it comes to decorating, so I think I'm going to start by focusing on one room at a time. I am starting with the living room, since that is where we spend the most time. While in Georgia this weekend, I cashed in some of the credit I had from returned wedding gifts at a local store and purchased this set of paintings to hang above our couch (sorry for the crappy iPhone picture)!

I got a good deal on these! $69 for the set! I also bought a cute little frame to hang in our 1/2 bath downstairs. That's pretty much the only fully-decorated room in the apartment :) I should post pictures!

I will post more pictures once we hang them. We will need to buy new throw pillows, I'm thinking maybe blue and brown. I also think I can tie-in a couple of the bright green accents I already have in the room.

I also want J to refinish the coffee table & side table we bought off craigslist now that it is cooler out. They have a slight cherry finish to them and I'd rather they be an espresso color. I also hate our Walmart, pressed-wood, black TV stand and would like to find a nicer one, along with a better couch and loveseat/ chair. I've always said "I don't want to waste money fixing up a temporary situation," but now I'm changing my tune. I've decided I'll start buying things I like now, regardless of how well they "go" in our apartment, knowing I'll love them in the future!

We have spot of wall between our two windows in the living room, above our (broken) loveseat, where I would like to hang a wood-framed mirror. All the mirrors I am finding online are $100+! Time to hit up Craigslist, TJMaxx and Tuesday Morning.

I look for ideas on Pinterest, but I get so over whelmed! Many of the ideas I like aren't applicable to our living situation (or budget!) right now.

Help me out! Where do you go for home decorating ideas?

September 6, 2011

Sleepless Nights

One of my biggest irritations in life is not getting enough good, quality sleep. At 27, I feel a bit like an old lady as I rarely stay awake past 11 PM, even on the weekends! I usually go upstairs around 10-10:15 and read for a few minutes and then pass out. I get up between 6:20-6:40 AM on work days(depends how many times I hit snooze...) and around 8 AM on weekends. I usually have no issues falling asleep.

TWICE this weekend, however, I could not fall into a deep sleep. The first was Sunday night, which I attribute to the 1.5 hour nap I took that afternoon. It was rainy, cool and I was tired and had Friday Night Lights, season 1 on. I assumed I would have no issues last night since I was pretty tired from Sunday.

I went to bed around 10:30 with a little bit of a headache and slept until 2:15. Then I was up for an hour! I could not fall asleep, my head was hurting, I was hot and the fan was making weird noises. J couldn't sleep either. After an hour of tossing and turning, I finally found some earplugs, took a BC Powder(which I normally HATE, but wanted something quick), and kicked-off the comforter, finally falling asleep a little after 3 AM.

I HATE that feeling of not falling asleep. I try everything, counting backwards, slow breathing...When I am away from home, I will take a OTC sleep aid(usually only 1/2 the suggested dosage), but try not to use it very much. I supposed I should have taken Tylenol PM when I first went to bed; there's no way I would have made it to work on time had I taken it at 2:30 AM!

So tell me, readers, what are your tricks for getting a good night's sleep?

September 2, 2011


Glory, glory to ole' Georgia.

via google

Heroes have graced the field before you. Men with hearts, bodies and minds for which the entire Bulldawg Nation can be justifiably proud. The tradition of unbridled excellence demonstrated by these individuals and many others spans more than a full century.

And now a new breed of Bulldawg stands ready to take the field of Battle. To assume the reigns of the Georgia program.

To continue that tradition.

Understanding that there is no tradition more worthy of envy.

No institution worthy of such loyalty as The University of Georgia.

As we prepare for another meeting between the hedges let all the Bulldawg faithful rally behind the men who now wear the red and black with two words.

Two simple words that express the sentiments of the entire Bulldawg Nation...

GO DAWGS!" -Larry Munson