Tuesday, February 26, 2013

"Wanderlust" - The Movie

I may be in the minority on liking this Paul Rudd/Jen Aniston movie called Wanderlust, but it was on HBO last night, and I got sucked in watching it for the 2nd time... once again, I found myself laughing so hard. I may like some stupid awesome movies, but if you haven't at least tried this one, super funny IMO.

I also felt like it was worth a post since the title is my namesake for this blog as well. Even though through my own experiences in life, I don't foresee to find myself in a hippy commune... you never know. LOL

Wayne: "My name's Wayne by the way. I'm a nudist."
George: "Oh yes, we noticed your penis earlier."
Wayne: "Touche."

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

You're Welcome

I am going to preface this with - EVEN if you don't like cats, turn up your speakers and give this one a whirl. My mom just sent this to me and both us are at our desks at work CRYING from laughing so hard.
I grew up with a couple, ok 6 cats, in my household... Literally since I have been alive:
- Toby
- Tipper
- Snooker
- Snuggles
- Tabby
R.I.P. All of you...
And the new brat-pack:
- Tom
- Bob
- Joey
- Vern
- Charlie

Monday, February 18, 2013

#13.1 Trying "Pho" for the First Time

da da da DA!!! I have officially crossed off an item on my 30 Before 30 List! This is just 1/5 of the task at hand though, but I am STILL excited!
Task at hand #13 = "Try 5 foods I thought I would hate."

Turns out, it is easier than I thought since I am a fairly picky eater... I have gotten extremely better over the last few years, but still I am not one to branch out of my comfort zone. So, for months, my co-worker and friend, Mike, has been trying to convince me to try "pho" at his favorite Vietnamese restaurant by the U called Bona. Usually when we go there for lunch, I stuff my face with their delicious cream cheese wontons and get a boring chicken and rice dish.

BUT, since this list has inspired my blog or my blog has inspired this list... (chicken or egg?) I decided to give "pho" a whirl.

In case anyone reading this is just as picky as me - here is a little 'ol definition of "Pho:"
Phở (About this sound listen) is a Vietnamese dish consisting of broth, noodles made from rice, a few herbs, and meat.[1] It is a popular street dish,[2] and the specialty of several restaurant chains. The two main varieties are chicken pho and beef pho. There is also Saigon-style pho (sweetened) and Hanoi-style pho (no sugar). The word "pho" may be derived from French pot-au-feu (beef stew).[
- It sounds fairly simple - so I gave it a whirl. I will say that the broth was VERY sweet with some Asian zing. I thought the chicken and hoisin sauce with the dish were very good. The noodles were good but pretty bland. The fact that I don't really eat beef at all anymore probably made the fact that it was "beef stock" not the best.

my Pho dish at Bona
Final Verdict: 5/10 - I probably would try it again somewhere else to get another experience of Pho. But, I may not be a new Pho addict. I am still proud of myself though for trying! :)
proud of myself for my "Pho Adventure"!!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Soundtrack of my Life

As I try and get into the habit of blogging with my 30 Before 30, I like the idea of fun, easy posts as well! :)

If your life were a movie, what would the soundtrack be?
So, here's how it works:
1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)
2. Put it on shuffle
3. Press play
4. For every question, type the song that plays
5. When you go to a new question, press the next button
6. Don't lie and try to pretend you're cool...

[OPENING CREDITS]: how do you feel - jefferson airplane

[WAKING UP]: hold on loosely - 38 special 

[FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL]: soft serve - soul coughing 

[FALLING IN LOVE]: roxanne - sting & the police 

[FIGHT SONG]: stop stop - black keys

[BREAKING UP]: when i see you smile - bad english 

[LIFE]: bridge over troubled water - simon & garfunkel

[MENTAL BREAKDOWN]: dump truck - blind melon 

[DRIVING]: somebody told me - the killers

[FLASHBACK]: my wild love - the doors (eep! haha)

[WEDDING]: sword and shield - sister hazel (now THAT'S weird - brady and i used to sing this song to each other when we dated the first time :)

[SEX SCENE]: wonderwall - oasis 

[BIRTH OF CHILD]: you're my baby girl - 2together (BAHAHA - 2gether - now THERE'S a band!)

[FINAL BATTLE]: ghost - howie day

[DEATH SCENE]: wicker plane - state radio

[FUNERAL SONG]: let it be - the beatles (OMG! That is crazy!)

[END CREDITS]: hurricane waters - citizen cope :)

Friday, February 15, 2013

A New Adventure - Writing

I am very new to this whole "blogging" business so hopefully you will like what you see. Thanks for checking out my blog!
This started with the idea to post about my newest obsession - completing my "Thirty Before Thirty." I have a few years to complete all of the items on my list, but when I am old and gray, I would love to be able to remember all of the accomplishments I had for this "wanderlust" adventure!
You can see my list here 
I have some awesome friends like Cathryn and Steph who are so inspiring with their blogs, you can see them thru my "Favs" tab on the right side of the page! They both are so good at recording their adventures - so I am lucky to be so inspired! (Thanks guys!)
Okay - until next time!