Wednesday, June 27, 2012

It's Wednesday Already

Do you get seasick?
I sure hope not. I guess we'll find out in September.

If you discovered a new species of dinosaur what would you call it?
Dinosaur 2.0

Do you own a paddling pool?
I don't know what that is, so I'm going to go with "no".

What do you consider is the most important piece of furniture in a house?

What do you consider is the most important appliance in a house?

Which Celebrity do you find the most annoying?
Hmmm...Jennifer Lopez makes me cringe.

Who was better, Flipper, Lassie or Skippy?
I'm not sure who Skippy is - so I'm going with Lassie

If someone's child was being an annoying little runt would you go tell them off or do something about it?
It absolutely depends on if I've been put in charge of them.

Do you believe in karma?
To a certain extent.

Do you believe in revenge?
Nah - life is too short.

Do you believe in fairies?

Do you believe in a God?

What's the worst show on television?
About 95% of reality TV ties for last place.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

My 5th Favorite Day of the Week

Have you ever been to an Art gallery?
I was actually thinking about this yesterday. After my family, friends, and Major League Baseball, the thing I miss about St. Louis is the number of free (or super cheap) activities to do - the Art Museum being one of them. I grew up thinking that every zoo, museum, and garden was free...apparently they are not.

Do you shout out the answers at the TV whilst watching quiz shows?
What is yes?

Are you a valuable asset on a Pub Quiz team?
I like to pretend that I am, but the last time I attended music trivia night, Chris and Margaux killed it.

Do you get over-involved with TV or movie plots at times?
I'm not 100% sure where the line is from "involved" to "over-involved". I feel like I get involved at an appropriate level.

Do you own any inflatable furniture?
Does an inflatable mattress count?

Do you have a piggy bank?
It's this adorable little thing called a "savings account". It's kind of like a virtual piggy bank.

Do you have popcorn with a movie?
Not very often. I guess if someone buys some and passes it down.

Have you ever built an igloo?
I can't say that I have.

Can you play the harmonica?

Have you ever made a ball of twine or rubberbands?

If given the option of having a flake in your ice cream do you always take it?
What is a flake? No - seriously, does anyone know what a flake is??

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Really? 50 Cent!?

People close to me know that lately I've been listening to a ton of sermons from Elevation Church. It's probably starting to get on the nerves of many of my friends/coworkers/random people on the street because I am constantly quoting something that Pastor Steven said (the man has a ton of great points).

Today I was watching the 50 Cent/Oprah interview that I had DVR'd from Oprah's Next Chapter. Yes. I DVR Oprah. Please don't judge me.

I almost deleted the interview without even watching it, but then figured "Hey...why not?"

Who knew that I would hear one of the most profound points on worrying that I've ever heard...FROM 50 CENT!!?!?

So there you have it, friends. Pray OR worry - you can't do both.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Wednesdays, oh, Wednesdays...

What's your favorite Movie quote?
This is entirely too difficult of a question - I like to quote movies in response to situations, but I hardly have a favorite. I guess I lean towards "I'm in a glass case of emotion" and "Are you too good for your HOME!?!?!?"

Who would win in a fight - Chuck Norris or Jack Bauer?
What a stupid question! Chuck Norris, of course! Jack Bauer is a freakin' fictional really this question is asking if Chuck Norris could beat up Kiefer Sutherland.

Do you have much of an ego?
Nope. Although, I'm working very hard on growing one.

Do you wear sunglasses indoors to look cool or stylish?
To look cool or stylish? No. To prove that I'm lazy and don't want to take them off my face? Sometimes.

Are you a hat person?
I wish. I have a huge head.

What's your favorite supermarket chain?
I never get to go there, but if we're playing faves - it would probably be The Fresh Market.

What's your favorite fast food chain?
I love that Chili's just popped into my head. That's not even a fast food restaurant. Man....what would be my favorite fast food chain?? OH! Chick-fil-A! The most Christian of all fast food chains!

What's your first thought upon waking up?
It varies between "What time is it?" and "I have to pee."

What animal would you most like to have as a pet?
I don't want a pet because I'm a heartless human being.

What's your favorite type of tree?
Oak. Mainly because it's Oprah's favorite tree.

If you could bankrupt one person or company who would it be?
Why would anyone wish ill-will on a person or a company? That is horrible! Can't we all just get along?

Who's your favorite celeb with the same first name or surname as you?
Dude. Mr. Rogers! He was awesome!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Pinterest is a jerk (and/or awesome).

Like every other female on the planet, I have become obsessed with Pinterest.
Need a new recipe? Pinterest has you covered.
Need to update your wardrobe? Pinterest has got you.
Need to plan a wedding for 250 guests in the next week and make sure you have the most creative photography?? PINTEREST!

To bridge my Pinterest account and my blog, I've decided to post one of my favorite quotes that I've seen on the website. I'll probably send it to my team at work to fool them into thinking that I bleed inspirational warm-fuzzies...

And for the record...
What I did today was super important. It included a ton of reading and zero percent of it was spent showering. Yes. I'm gross. Whatever.

Thursday, June 7, 2012


Have you ever read something and thought, "That is exactly how I feel. Like, I didn't even realize that I was feeling anything because I'm generally a heartless human being, but this random author just put into words exactly how I've been feeling for the past eight years"??

That happened today - which also happens to be eight years to the day of the passing of my pops.

I won't mention the name of the book here because it's a hilariously inappropriate book and if someone Googled her name, I would hate for anyone to accidentally find a dead-dad post when they were searching for a book that has a chapter entitled "Thanks for the Zombies, Jesus." If you must know which book I'm talking about, you can - you know - ask me.

The quote came out of nowhere. A surprisingly heartfelt chapter between her wacky dad's taxidermy stories and how she had to learn how to impregnate a cow as part of her high school's agriculture class (and I thought I grew up in a small town).

It's funny how you can be taken off guard by the most unlikely sources...

"Have you ever been homesick for someplace that doesn't exist anymore? Someplace that only exists in your mind?"

 Yes. A dead animal. Classic.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

It's Wednesday, Ya'll!

What fairy tale character would you most associate with?
I'm going to pretend that Spongebob Squarepants is a fairy tale character and say Squidward Tentacles. HE JUST WANTS SOME DANG PEACE AND QUIET TO PLAY HIS CLARINET!

What brand are your trainers?
I'm going to assume this means tennis shoes. I have a few pairs, but I think my most current pair are New Balance. They get a ton of use. Seriously. A ton.

If you ruled your own country, who would you get to writer your national anthem?
John Mayer. Unlike SOMEONE - I really enjoy his new album...

Who is the most intelligent person you know?
Oh wow. I think this question should be "Who has a will that you would like to be added to?" I'm going to go with my uncle Rich. Super smart guy (and super nice and charming and likes to hug people and deserves a gift basket from Omaha Steaks...)

How did you get your name?
My dad said to my mom, "Honey, I think we should name her Scout!" and my mom replied, "That will be the name of our next horse. We're going to name this human baby 'Sarah Ruth'."

What's the best piece of advice anyone has ever given you?
"Geez, Sarah - calm down and BREATHE."

If you had to describe yourself as a flavor, what would it be?
I just had a maple bacon cupcake today and it was utterly delicious and weird, so I'm going with maple-bacon-cupcake-flavored!

If you had to describe yourself as a car, what would it be?
One that goes.

Do you think laughing at someone's misfortune is wrong?
Ahhh, classic schadenfreude. (Sing it with me now "Happiness at the misfortune of others!?!? That IS German!!") It completely depends on how misfortunate the misfortune is.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Sliced Bread 2.0

The other day Mike and Beth hosted my favorite holiday of the year - Meatfest. Have you ever had 7 courses of meat? No?? Awww...that makes me sad for you. Just thinking about it now is making my mouth water for bite-sized pieces of filet mignon wrapped in bacon.
What the event boils down to is course after course of meats and happiness, culminating in a dessert of prime rib and cheesecake (separately, of course). Along with the meats, Beth made a vat of sangria and there happened to be many friends to catch up with.
While catching up with these friends, I learned many things - such as how work has been going for anyone and everyone (standard answer "busy"), why 2012 is apparently the (this was told to me by a 13 year old, so I'm taking that with a loving grain of salt - as I don't want to believe that the world is going to end so violently with John Cusack at the helm on December 21, 2012), and what books people are reading now (FYI: It's smut). One conversation led me to discover one of my favorite new things of the moment and I thought - as a public service, of course - that I'd blog about it...

Wendy was explaining to me that she had ordered 100 pounds worth of kettle bells from and it only cost $3 in shipping. When she mentioned this, I had two thoughts:
1. Wendy is the most dedicated non-competitive athlete that I've ever met in my life.
2. Wait. Three dollars to ship that much stuff??? That would cost you $175 if you tried to check that much luggage on a US Airways flight (I was well-versed in the costs of checked luggage as I had just researched it 2 days earlier so Lauren would be informed how much it would cost her to go on her honeymoon with that many pairs of shoes...).

At that point, I made some serious mental notes. Not so much a mental note about Pylman's love of working out - this was not news, but a mental note to check out

Fast forward to me making a shopping list on my phone of all of my stuff that I needed to get at Walmart the next time I went. I must mention that I hate the Walmart next to my house. It's always packed, there are always screaming children, and...well, I just don't like it (why do I have to explain myself to you!!?!?).
So anywhoozles, I was starting to map out how long I could push off making the excursion, "Okay, if I keep my toilet paper use in check, use bar soap instead of shower gel, and only do one load of laundry this week, I can put off going for another week...yeah, that's good. This isn't procrastination - it's self preservation!"
While thinking on my hatred of fighting the Wal-mart crowds, I thought to myself, "If only I could just order this crap online. Wait. I wonder if they DO sell this crap online!?!?....."

It turns out....THEY DO SELL THAT CRAP ONLINE!!!!!!!

So, I'm here to share with the don't have to go to Wal-mart anymore! You can get everything you need on and the best part is...if you spend over $45, it ships for free!
Who doesn't spend $45 on deodorant and toilet paper!?!
Have you ever gotten irritated lugging that giant jug of laundry detergent from the store to your car and then from your car to your house?? Don't get irritated anymore! They will drop it on your doorstep, my friends!

I feel as though my world has opened up. I can now picture myself having children someday because I won't have to drag the brats along with me to the store!

Dang. Sam Walton was a bloody genius.