GREEN GIFTS THAT KEEP GIVING

GREEN TEA YOU CAN SEE

This fun handblown recycled glass tea pot makes it fun to make tea for two….cause you get to watch!  Who said a watched pot never boils.  It even comes with the stand.  Get this at www.target.com search “teaposy tea for more teapot”

COFFEE CUFF

This wooden ring adorns your wrist and then bam….you walk into Starbucks and slip it on your favorite hot cup of joe!  You can find this at http://www.contexture.ca/bentwood/cuff9.php

RECYCLED TYPEWRITER KEYS CUFFLINKS

Made with genuine, vintage typewriter keys set in stainless steel fittings these are a green gift to make any man feel one of a kind.  You can get these at a really cool and very green website that I love.  http://www.re-modern.com  Since these one of a kind cufflinks are popular they are low on the popular letters….so maybe a nickname for someone named John Smith would be a good idea??

 

Doctor Doctor give me the news!

fall is here….

i love love love fall.  i don’t know if it’s that i look way better in a cute sweater and jeans than i do in a swimsuit or if it just reminds me of being a kid…but either way the feeling of stepping outside and not sucking in hot air and the smell of b.o. makes my life WAY happier.

prior to loving fall i had always loved winter the most….i still at times feel more free and light in the winter….but the way the trees look in the fall is so perfect!  not to mention the fact that most of my favorite shows are brand new and the fall fashion is so fun and cute. 

with all of this being said i have a new not so fun revelation about fall…..

the obsession with football and the crazy’s that go with it.

first off let me start by saying that who knew there were SO many people, channels, lives, souls, etc. committed to one sport.  i mean don’t get me wrong i like football and i will watch it if i know a team playing….but for an entire season to be skipped for a sport that doesn’t feel worthy of it is just a shame.  i want to scream to all the men and women stuck in their houses, bars, and elsewhere…

“GET OUT OF THE HOUSE IT’S GORGEOUS OUTSIDE! Put the remote down, put the queso in the fridge, and do something else…but before you go do that something else TAKE THE DAMN JERSEY OFF!!!!” 

oh the jersey’s )

i really have become aware of this issue more so because of my living situation as it is with Ben.  not only do we get the regular broad casted football games on basic channels but we (or i should say HE) has purchased something called “Sunday Ticket”….it’s a package through Direct TV that basically makes it impossible to have contact with him every sunday for an entire season. 

the package really should come with a disclaimer to woman that reads:  “In the event that your husband/boyfriend becomes incoherent, obsessive compulsive with hot wings, thinks he is in fact playing in his fantasy league, thinks he is in fact friends with these football players, etc. please contact a shrink immediately….or just hold out until the season is over”

in the light discussions ben and i have had about weddings and marriage…mainly because i go to so many weddings….i made it clear one day that i want to get married in the fall as it is my very favorite season….he was appauled…taken back…gasping for air at the thought of having a wedding on a saturday when college football was on or on a sunday when the nfl was on.  seriously?  am i asking too much to want to committ my life to someone during the season i like….i mean it’s only one of the most important days of my life…excuse me if i didn’t check with the coaches first to put some games on hold.  crazy people!

don’t get me wrong I love my sunday’s without ben (love you babe)….cleaning, brunch with the girls, hanging out at the Kerry Lane Sorority House, going on walks….it’s all so great when it’s fall….and i’m probably doing it in one of my favorite fall cardigans and loving every minute of it!

Stalk? Nah, those days are history…well okay who? And what did they do?

My Mom has always said “There is always going to be someone skinnier than you and always someone fatter…prettier, uglier, nicer, more graceful, less polite…so just be you and be happy.”  It’s great advice and all right but after reading the article in this post I’ve discovered there is also someone crazier!  Whew…what a weight off my shoulders!

Now if you know me well enough you know that I am in a sense a bit of a Nancy Drew.  I have a sixth sense if you will when it comes to finding out information and not just from the google but from hard core detective work.  So basically if you’ve ever been an ex, broken one of my friends hearts, broken my sisters heart, or just plain needed some attention you know that I may have been called a “stalker” (in of course a laughing manner) at one point in time or another! 

I would even go as far as to say I might consider myself a “stalker” (in of course a laughing manner) at one point in my life!  I’ve never hurt anyone, done anything to put myself or others in danger, or made someone’s life hell.  Okay there was that one time when…..don’t worry friends I wouldn’t ever out you as my partner in “crime”. 

Anywho….I recently stumbbled upon an article at www.nytimes.com that is some what of relief in my moments of regret from my old days of stalk.

Please do take a few minutes to read this and remeber that in the event you do something dumb, crazy, out right psycho….there is ALWAYS someone doing something far worse then you….and ME!  THANK GOODNESS!

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/10/fashion/weddings/10field.html?ex=1376020800&en=f0a6966da34bd975&ei=5124&partner=permalink&exprod=permalink

ADDICTION

So I have a confession….I’m addicted to www.google.com.  That’s right….google.  It has totally consumed me and without it I don’t know what I would do! 

Hi my name is Haley.  I’m a googleholic.

(Hi Haley.) 

(I know you all just said that in your head)

For real though….I have a problem.  It has turned from me simply looking for a restaurants phone number to me looking for advice on life.  I didn’t really realize it was such a problem until I opened up my laptop to google something starting with an R and well all the “R’s” I’ve ever googled were right there in front of me!  I mean as I was reading through all of the ridiculous things I’ve googled…..I not only thought what the hell is wrong with me but I also thought why do I care!  Who cares about “Regis and Kathy Lee” or “Requests sent via email and the proper way to ask”….shouldn’t I know that and why would google help me find it out!  It’s becoming so bad that instead of just doing what I did before google came to be I just go straight there anytime I question ANYTHING.  I google people to see what I can find out about them…like I’m going to be the one who discovers some deep dark secret (but also located on the internet) about someone!  In fact the sickest part of my addiction is this….when I come across something and do not have the answer for it and I’m not by a computer I make a mental (sometimes written) note to google it so that I know more about it! 

I would appreciate any input or help on this topic.  Maybe you have the same problem and I’m not alone or maybe I’m totally alone and I’m a complete freak.  Perhaps I should try to resort back to my old ways before search engines…phone books, peers, mentors, family, friends, etc.  I just hope I don’t look back at my twenties and think….”Gosh what a fun time and man I sure did learn a lot”….and then quickly following my thought will be “All thanks to google!”

Blogging Now…..

I love love love to read blogs and keep up with friends and family…and in the case of the blogs of people I don’t know but read anyway….I feel like I know them…so that’s good enough, right?

So I thought…hmmm…I bet people would love to read about my life as well….right?!? For those of you rolling your eyes and laughing (Brooke and Alex) STOP!    

So lets get caught up on my life and where I am now!  I live with my boyfriend Benjamin in Oklahoma City.  We have two dogs, Reggie and Deuce.  They are bassett hounds and they are the cutest things ever!  TEST RUN for children….I would say I have at least made a 86% on that test.  I should appologize now to my unborn children for making a B on that test…I’ve got some stuff to work on 🙂 Good thing I have some time!  Ben and I have been together for a year (yesterday) and have lived together for about 4.5 months.  So it’s still new but it feels like we’ve known eachother for ever.  We laugh all the time and I’m the happiest I’ve been in a long time right now!  

So some of the real reasons I wanted to start blogging:

I think it will be fun to put pictures of blank walls in my house on the blog and have people give me ideas.  Or ideas about gifts for people.  Or advice on love and family and life.  I don’t know….I think (and know for some people) lots of people want to give and take when it comes to ideas and advice even if you don’t know the person, known them your whole life, or just met.  I know it’s fun for me…so sure I’ll give this a shot! 
Hope to post some again really soon but for now take a look at my first pics.  Nice to meet you and see you again soon!

Reggie and Deuce (the twins as Age says)
Reggie and Deuce (the twins as Age says)
Deuce and Ben....wet nose!
Deuce and Ben....wet nose!