Monday, February 28, 2011
Posted by AtlYankeeBelle at 7:38 PM
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Tagged: Proust Questionnaire
Being 110% happy with who I am, without a man, or a family or even friends. I just want to stand on a mountain top, which I climbed myself with out anyones help. I want to stand at the top of the mountain and look around and see the world that God has made and just praise him.
What is your greatest fear?
Needles. I hate needles. I cant event stand seeing them on TV. I go weak in the knees and my stomach turns over whenever I think about them.
Which figures do you most identify with?
People who are younger then I am. I like remembering what life was like at their age, what I was like. I feel like I can relate because I've been there.
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
I worry about everything. I try and act like things don't ruffle my feathers, but in truth they do. I am very conscious of everything I say, do, wear, see, and I am always wondering what others are thinking about me.
What is the trait you most deplore in others?
Bad grammer and verbiage. When you speak it says a lot about you. So when you use horrible grammar I just cringe. I am always correcting people's grammar. I hate when they say "well when I write I use good grammar" you should always use good grammar!
What do you most value in your friends?
I really really appreciate loyal friends, friends who love you no matter what, in spite of your weirdness or your bad decisions. I have to admit I dont have many loyal friends, most seem to fade away when things dont go their way, which is hard, but Im learning to let them go.
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
What is your favorite journey?
The one I'm on right now, the journey from birth to death. Someone famous said, its not about the destination, its about the trip. I couldnt agree more.
What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
patience. I dont have any so I think its overrated.
What is your favorite occupation?
I want to be the president of The University of Michigan :) and I want to work at Disney, and teach in Australia, and be a mom. I have a LOT of goals, I just need to pick one and stick to it right now.
What do you dislike most about your appearance?
Thats easy, my weight. I was always a bigger kid, but after the burn I gained 100 lbs in 7 months, & I just stopped taking care of myself. Im trying to do better and take care of myself, but I'm lacking the motivation. I need to just bite the bullet, join and gym and make myself go, but I havnt.
What is your greatest regret?
Dating Chase for as long as I did, I wish I had been stronger, I wish I had left him, I wish I had stood up to his abuse. But now Im stronger for it, so I try and think about it like that.
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
This is a very hard question for me. I think it was a few summers ago, I was a camp counselor. I was with my girls, we were rafting down the Nanahalia river in NC and I stunk (no shower in like 3 days) but it was perfect weather and we had so much fun.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I wish I was less co-dependent. I wish I was braver, more willing to strike out on my own.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Graduating from college, it took me 5 years, 2 schools and a million pieces of paper but I did it :)
What is your most treasured possession?
my new iMac
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Where would you like to live?
What is your most marked characteristic?
my bubbly personality
What is your greatest extravagance?
groupon - worst think I ever did was download the app!
What are the qualities you most like in a man?
a pulse? lol. These days I have no idea, because when I think I meet a nice guy I think would be a good fit, they just disappear.
Who are your favorite writers?
whoever writes the messages on the inside of the Snapple bottles
How would you like to die?
holding hands with my true love
Who is your favorite hero of fiction?
Who are your heroes in real life?
What is your motto?
Posted by AtlYankeeBelle at 7:32 PM
Thursday, February 17, 2011
In 2005, on feb 17, I had my very first date. I was 18 years old. I remember every moment of it. I went to dinner with him & my mom & my sister (I know, super romantic) at a restaurant down by the Fox Theater. He wore white sneakers. They were ugly. lol. Then we went and saw a show at the Fox. We held hands through the whole show and during intermission I got my very first kiss.
It seems like a million years ago, and Im pretty sure that was the high point of that relationship, but regardless of that, I still have a fond memory of this day.
Do you remember your first date? Your first date? Your last first date? Your last first kiss?
Posted by AtlYankeeBelle at 6:14 AM
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Posted by AtlYankeeBelle at 9:27 PM
Posted by AtlYankeeBelle at 5:29 AM
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Well I'm going on another hot date tonight! I feel pretty special having all these wonderful people in my life, who want to spend time with me :)
I am one very lucky lady!
I promise to do a post about all these wonderful people I've been going out with!
Monday, February 14, 2011
Well, I have a big date tonight! How exciting is that? Im really pumped!
This is what Im planning to wear
13 GBP - oneposter.com
Black tees »
$119 - spiegel.com
Pink trench coat »
$93 - zappos.com
Plus size jeans »
39 GBP - schuh.co.uk
$852 - asos.com
Vintage earrings »
$58 - nordstrom.com
Glass pearl necklaces »
$75 - nordstrom.com
Im not picking my date up, they're coming over here, and then we're going out to a nice dinner. Not sure yet where but I'm sure it will be romantic and fun :)
Then were coming back here to my place to snuggle and watch these movies:
Posted by AtlYankeeBelle at 8:22 AM
Sunday, February 13, 2011
There was a point in my life where listening to show tunes and driving was my way of worshiping and being spiritual. I have a friend who gets a cup of coffee and visits book stores on sundays, she says its her spiritual experience.
I have recently returned to church, and now I am working with the Life Teen group at a parish in Marietta. It's a bit of a drive, but I really love it. The mass is full full full of amazing people who are supporting the teens 110%. The music is upbeat and amazing and I still get a little misty eyed when we sing. The songs are such an amazing way of praising God!
This is one of the songs we sang tonight and it was amazing!
Thursday, February 10, 2011
I'd like y'all all to be the first to know that I've met someone. They're really amazing and I think maybe, just maybe, they could become a major part of my life! How exciting is that? We're planning to meet this weekend, on saturday. We're meeting at the local mall, and just gonna play the day by ear :)
Cant wait to tell you how it goes!
Posted by AtlYankeeBelle at 8:18 PM
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
so if you have ever meet me in person, which I realise only a few of you have, but I have a LOT of hair. More like a tone! Its long, think, think, thick, resilient & curly/wavy. I don't have the time or the energy to spend 1+ hours blow drying it, and straiting it takes at least 45 min! That's when its dry. I need some advice from y'all - you all have perfect hair!
Those "I'm so cute" southern curls... how? I own 2 curling irons and they have all been used MAYBE 1x. and the cute little poof... ya... does not happen with my hair.
99.9% of the time, my hair is pulled back, away from my face, in a messy mess.
I need some help! How do I make my hair pretty? What products do you recommend? How did you learn how to "do' your hair?
Posted by AtlYankeeBelle at 8:17 AM
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
I cant believe it's almost 8pm! I am so tired and of course got nada done today after work. Oh well, theres always tomorrow. I promise to get a mani & brow wax before thursday, because on thursday I will be attending :
I've invited a few girls from work, and my HS BFF to join me, yay! Im pretty excited! Not sure what Im gonna wear though - probibly some dark jeans and a nice, business casual top. Nothing too flashy. & of course I will have acrylic nails, but I might get hot pink nails. I need something pink to cheer me up.
So on to the point of this post, I'm hosting another GIVEAWAY! yay!
Now I know my reader LOVE LOVE LOVE their wine, and I do to, so that's why I'm doing a wine giveaway! No, I cant ship you a bottle, but its a wine themed giveaway.
Sadly I cant find my camera and my cell takes horrible photos, so I dont have a photo of what I'm giving away :(
You will get a box like this one:
Heres how to enter:
***You must post 1 comment per entry, no exceptions***
1. Tweet about this giveaway, with a link to this post - 1 entry
2. Blog about this giveaway, with a link to this post - 1 entry
3. Put the button on your sidebar, with a link to this post - 1 entry
4. Follow me, or tell me you follow my blog - 1 entry
5. Leave a comment about your favorite wine - 1 entry
Thats 5 chances to win!
Heres the button, just right click it and grab it that way, I still dont know how to make a proper button
This giveaway will end March 1st, so plenty of time to enter!
Monday, February 7, 2011
So today has been... tuff... but I finally feel motivated to turn over a new leaf! Im putting myself first, making friends, not trying to find my next man, working on me. I've wanted and needed to do this for a while but I was too scared, I just wasn't motivated. Idk what happened this weekend, but I just realized that I was helping myself stay down. And that wasn't good for anyone, especially me. I was so down on myself for things that were out of my controle, I was just making everything worse.
I think it was going to church this sunday, and seeing the counselor on saturday. I realised how much I really enjoyed both & how much they both used to help me. I still dont know what took me so long to do it, but Im really glad I did. My new plan is to stay busy! When your busy you dont have time to be sad or depressed.
So now I'm going to have a weekly schedual for myself. Im working it out right now, but this is my idea:
Monday - night off, I need a day to go to sleep early
Tuesday - Mani, pedi, gotta get ready for thursday
Wednesday - Join a gym!
Thursday - CIA event! Click here for more info
Friday - YAM event (any catholics out there want to join, please email me!)
Saturday - drs appointment, GYM, and clean my room
Sunday - laundry, sleep in, church & LT
I figure if I do a schedule like this for myself every week Ill stay too busy to be down and sad and depressed :)
And I am working on being strong with the guys Im chatting with. Im not at the "I dont need a man" stage but I think I could get there, maybe. For right now, Im not txting them or calling them unless they contact me first. I dont feel/seem needy. They have my number, and they have cell phones. Why am I always the one who has to start up the conversation? Thats just not right!
And because Im spending less time worrying about guys & all that jazz, I can focus on being a better friend to my friends. Spend more time with them, be the friend Ive always wanted to be :)
So this is my new leaf, stay busy, and focus on the positive. Life will be way better that way.
This week I am not going to just come home and do nothing. Im making myself a To Do list and I am going to do it all!
1. Join a gym - I have 2 to pick from, so Im going to decide this week
2. Return christmas gifts - anything thats local, Im going to return them this week
3. Clean out my desk at work - bring home old magazines, books I've read etc
4. Bake some cookies - everyone loves cookies
5. Stop in at the weight watchers place by disco Kroger - see if its something I might be interested in
6. Make a budget for myself - no more willy nilly spending
7. Pray - I need to figure out if God wants me to be a core member at St Anns
8. Manicure, pedicure, brow wax - I look zombie like
9. Clean my room - at least an hours, just get it a little more livable
10. Sign LR & I up for the Dip n Dab in Feb.
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Truth is, Ive only seen maybe 5 superbowls. I cant even remember most of them. The few I can remember are random and more or less pointless.
I dont have an affiliation with either the Steelers or the Packers, but I just cant see myself as a cheese head - lol so for today I'll be a steelers fan.
I was reading some blogs this morning, and I came across Summer Wind's blog, and it is so cute. She is a true Steelers fan and I just had to borrow a few things from it, to show my support for her team tonight.
Tonight I will be watching the game with the Life Teen Group from St. Anns Catholic Church. My LT leader from HS works there now and Im hoping to become a part of the core team for the teens. I loved it in high school and I think it'll help bring me back to God, which I really need at this point in my life.
So when I read this, I had to smile. Its very fitting for tonight:
"Our Father, Who Art in Pittsburgh , Football Be Thy Game. Let Mendenhall run, 6 Super Bowls Won, On Earth as it is in Heinz Field. Give us this Day a superbowl win, And forgive us our penalties, As we defeat those Packers who play against us. But lead us into a victory, And deliver us to SEVEN ! For thine is the D-Line, the Polama...lu, and the Harrison !A-Ben! Here We Go STEELERS!"
I am going to try and find a similar one for the Packers, so I can say both before the game with the teens.
**I found one for the Packers, I dont like it quite as much, but it works :)
Posted by AtlYankeeBelle at 11:26 AM
Saturday, February 5, 2011
I just got this LOVELY email from a reader:
Posted by AtlYankeeBelle at 9:05 PM
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Well when this post posts, if blogger agrees with me, I will be at dinner with this guy:
Well I dont know yet, we've talked a little bit, but hes not much of a phone or txt guy... might not be the one for me, but hes nice. I guess we'll call him Mr Nice until I come up with a better name. lol.
Heres the low down on Mr Nice
Name: Mr Nice
Occupation: not really sure
Hes nice, kinda quiet, a little nerdy. But hes a sweet guy. Im not sure we'll be a good match, but we've been trying to meet up for dinner for a while. We've been chatting about a month, so the fact that I cant tell you much about him speaks volumes, but you never know, ya know... lol
He told me to pick the place, so Im going to be using my trusty Scoutmob app :)
So how cute is this? I know I want it! So head on over to Preppy Lane Blog and enter to win her 50 followers giveaway!
Posted by AtlYankeeBelle at 4:02 PM
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
This is a test post to see if I can schedule posts
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