Liebster #3 and Friday Love

yay!Oh my gosh, guys. If people don’t quit telling me they think I’m awesome, I’m just going to keep writing these rambling posts. Consider yourself warned!

When she nominated me for a Liebster award, kzzinsky wrote:

How To Be Myself – Jillian is awesome and I feel somewhat of a kindred spirit

I’m not going to do another post, since I’ve already done two (one and two). However, I do want to say thank you, and mention that you should all check out kzzinsky’s blog. Her tagline is “please allow me to entertain you with my frequent poor decision making”. Cracks me up. Every. Time. I wish I could steal it.

And now… my thought processes of late, expressed in links and short stories. Or, as a less dorky person might say, “Friday Faves!” (some of these are affiliates links- I get a small percentage of the sale if you buy it. I bought everything myself!)

After our company dinner party on Tuesday, my coworker told me the next day that two guys followed me to my car, then walked off when they saw her staring them down. Ummmm… WHAT??? So, I bought pink pepper spray. Hopefully it arrives before any more creepy stalkers show up.

Mag mentioned that Baggu makes her favorite shopping bags. I now want all of the bags, and I want to buy everyone I know all of the bags. It’s possible I have a problem. I haven’t decided yet, we’re just leaving the possibility of said problem open to interpretation.

I keep buying stuff at Modcloth and returning half of it. If you take a credit instead of money back on your card, you get free shipping and $5 extra. Now I have almost $100 in Modcloth credit. I’ve had worse problems (see above weird bag obsession), but I didn’t really see anything I wanted. This shirt is super cute, but I can’t handle any sort of purple. Why is everything cute purple?! I really like this blue shirt, but I don’t think I have anything to wear it with except black. Black would look weird, right?

I’ve been really stressed out lately. (probably nsfw) makes me laugh every time. Immature? Maybe. I don’t care 🙂 I’m really still laughing to myself at my laptop.

How To Get Away With Murder and Scandal. I just finished the season finale of How To Get Away With Murder last night. Obviously I won’t ruin it for anyone, but I feel like I need to watch it again (but with a drink in my hand this time). I can’t wait to watch Scandal tonight!

What are your Friday plans?


Liebster Award, Part II

liebsterI feel so loved! I know I just did a Liebster award post, but Ari just nominated me in this post. It’s funny because I really wanted to nominate her, but she has so many followers I was afraid 🙂 I am glad that I have the opportunity to write about her a little now. I enjoy Ari’s blog because she’s funny, down to earth, a good writer, and posts pretty pictures.

I’m not going to do the whole thing again, because no one wants to read all that. I can’t believe I was nominated twice! Link to my first post here, and below will be my answers to Ari’s questions.

  • What super power would you like to have?
    I would love to have unlimited energy. There is so much I need to get done, and I always just want to sleep!
  • What is your biggest fear. Are you planning on confronting this fear, if so how?
    My biggest fear is not having children and regretting it. I am trying to confront this now by doing a lot of soul searching.
  • What is your biggest  accomplishment?
    I don’t really think of myself as having a biggest accomplishment, is that bad? I try to live every day to the best of my ability. However, I would say that I’m most proud of finishing school, getting a good job, and sticking to a budget.
  • A long term goal you want to achieve?
    One of my main goals is to pay off my student loans and be able to help other people more.
  • What has blogging taught you so far?
    Blogging has taught me that there is a whole world out there that I didn’t even know about! If you thought the Facebook app was addicting and you haven’t tried WordPress, you are in for a shock. I could spend my entire life reading blogs.
  • Finish the phrase: In a perfect world_________________
    In a perfect world, everyone would have access to safe housing, food, and water.
  • Share your favorite post so far.
    My favorite post of mine? Well, I just looked it up, and apparently the internet’s favorite post of mine is Why I Love Stitchfix. That’s bad news, as it just makes me want to get another Stitchfix box!! I like all of my posts, they are my babies! Probably my favorite is my 35 Goals to Meet Before I Turn 35. It is helping me stay on track with becoming the person I want to be.
  • If you were stranded in an island and could pick another person to be stranded with, who would you pick? (it can be someone famous, a fiction character or someone you know)
    This question seems like it’s designed to get me in trouble. Isn’t whoever I don’t pick just going to be mad at me?! Ari, why are you trying to get me in trouble? I would pick my sister. She’s a trooper, she would probably build a house and a boat in about 30 minutes. She has been my best friend since the day she was born.
  • Name one thing that makes you stand out from everyone else. (In business, we call this your unique selling point) What is yours?
    My perspective seems to be a little different than everyone else. Sometimes it just makes me look like a freak, but I think it also draws people in.
  • Tell me about the best place you have ever visited.
    I answered a similar question last time and said Italy. I would also add New York City. NYC has the best energy of anywhere I’ve ever been. I literally want to pack up and move there every time I’m there. I just want to do everything and live up to it’s expectations!
  • What motivates you to get up every morning?
    Typically J is telling me some version of “it’s time to get your a** out of bed!”. He pulls me out of my half asleep state, and then knowing that Riley’s little puppy face is waiting for me to take her out drags me the rest of the way out of bed.

Since it’s the second round, I’m going to just tag three new bloggers (full directions here!)