Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Things I Didn't Know


That LaCroix isn't alcoholic
I have always thought LaCroix was canned beer or something...until I saw my coworker drinking one on Friday and asked if she was "starting her weekend early"..which was answered with a blank stare. It's sparkling water ya'll . Don't' be deceived by its party appearance. 

How to be nice in bar settings
I'll be the first to admit, I'm not super outgoing in a bar-type situation. I've been more of the "Designated Driver" type than the "Designated Drunk" which usually leaves me on high alert and head-counting where all my friends are. (You will never believe in the child-leash more than when you are a DD in college). So last weekend when some guy asked me "what kind of guy I go for" (he thought he was being super clever and deep), I told him I'm really into "short, hairy, flirtatious homebodies." Perhaps I should learn to have more couth. 

Why people don't return carts
I'm not a big "pet peeve" person...as in, not too much annoys me. But growing up with parents who constantly reminded us to "consider the preciousness of others"....I can't help but be annoyed when I see people just dump their carts wherever...knowing that some teenage cart boy will soon be sweltering in the heat gathering carts all over the parking lot.....I told the woman I parked next to at the Walmart that the back of her car was in fact not the cart return.....it didn't go over too well. But seriously......let's not be lazy.

How awesome group running is
I usually run on my own....jump on the treadmill or hit the streets and just power through. But lately I've been running with a group and it is SO MUCH BETTER. Somehow 5, 7, 8 miles goes by a whole lot faster when you're talking about your weekends, your newest purchase, work issues....whatever. I highly recommend.  

How people paint their own nails (or at least their right hand)
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My mom is like a pro manicurist....whipping up pretty polished nails at the drop of a hat. When I paint my nails, there's typically lots of time, lots of cotton balls and lots of finger nail polish remover involved....especially when painting your "writing hand." How do people master this? Teach me your ways!


How amazing beach vacations are
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Just kidding...I knew this ;)


Someone please slap me on a chair with a smoothie and sign me up for paddle-surfing later ;)


What's something you don't know?! 
XO, A




30 comments:

Danielle said...

I also don't know how people paint their own nails!

I didn't know that ai would become antsy when I didn't get a run in. Running and I have a love/hate relationship. LOL!

PrettyPhysicist said...

So I, too, am usually the DD. a) I'm a lightweight and b) my ulcer can't handle alcohol ... so I get the whole "head counting" thing.

The cart thing annoys me too, but good for you for speaking up!

and you should SEE my right hand when I paint it ... I may have more paint on the skin than the nails ... lol

Ashley said...

Ummm, yeah I have no skills in paiting my finger or toe nails! i'd much rather pay someone to do it for me...lazy? yeah! speaking of which...i'm certainly due for a mani/pedi :)

i'm usually the DD too! i'm a social drink, but drinking isn't one of my things. i'm good with a glass of wine and a good nights sleep. yes, i'm a grandma lol

megan said...

Thank you for saying something to the lazy cart person! That is like one of my top 3 pet peeves - I'm opposite of you in that regard, lots of things annoy me haha. Last week I was at Target and I swear to you I saw a guy do the whole "put one end of the buggy up on the island in the parking lot" when on the other side of his car, was the freaking buggy return!!!! SERIOUSLY!

When you find out how to paint your left hand nails, please let me and the rest of the world know.

Jenny said...

Girl la Croix is awesome! Hilarious you thought it was a beer! LOL

Have you tried it yet? I love it because it's carbonated, which is the main reason I like diet sodas. I suggest Lemon or Grapefruit. The lime tastes like alka-seltzer to me after awhile and the coconut is No bueno. Ick!

shay said...

yum the can for the sparkling water makes it look like it would taste awesome!

and i always try to return my carts, its usually not THAT far of a walk, and after having my car dented from someone's random cart, i always try to be considerate.

and yes, you might need to find an "expert" non-dominant nail painter to give us all a lesson!

Angel said...

haha, the cart thing just makes me smile because every time my mom and i think about leaving it, we just say "but pastor john may be watching." it's pretty convicting. ;)

Jenny said...

Oh people who don't return their cards drive me insane! It's up there with being a bad tipper...just totally inconsiderate.

Shannon said...

You crack me up. I (used to) love giving men smart ass answers in bars.

I once told a man my name was Avril and I was into Skater Boys. Hahhahaha!

Erin said...

I do not know how to be nice in bars either! I'm such a smart ass. But seriously could the pickup lines be any worse these days?!

I do know how to paint a mean right hand. Slow and steady wins the race for nail painting.

Samantha said...

I am the same way in bar situations.. i get some sort of anxiety! And yes it wonders me how people paint their nails?!

Heidi said...

I am the constant DD too... and adult leashes would have saved me hours! Brilliant idea.

Katie said...

The people not returning carts is so annoying! I think people are just plain lazy.

And the nail thing is so hard for me. One of the reasons I rarely paint my fingernails.

Young and Fabulous said...

WHY DONT PEOPLE RETURN CARTS!! Esp if the thingy is right there! makes me so mad! haha i must hear about this walmart lady. did she go nuts on you!?!? YOU GO GIRL!

i need to also learn to properly do my nails like a pro!! I am continuously jealous of people like your mom!!

xoxox

Katie said...

I'm dying at the first one. She must have thought you were crazy!!!!

And seriously, I'm feeling super validated today about my jank nail polishing skills. Who knew I wasn't alone?! Everyone always has such cute nails. Posers!! :)

arianapia said...

giiiiirrrrrrrrlfraaaaaand! i do not have bar etiquette AT ALL! I am usually the girl who says a very similar thing to guys when asked questions like that. For some reason my sarcastic side comes out in FULL FORCE. no wonder i'm single! HA

and not returning your cart infuriates me! to the point that I will return the cart of someone who just left it there and will see me do it. Maybe I think they'll feel bad and pay it forward in another way?

I paint my nails at night and in the shower the next day I peel off all the extra around my nails and on my skin. It works! It comes off sooooo easy in the shower. You should totally try it! :)

Ashley said...

I always thought La Croix was an alcoholic beverage too haha...kind of like Mike's Hard or something.

I am definitely the DD now ;)

Faith said...

i will never perfect my nails. one week it looks professional, the next week so horrible. i need to learn your mom's ways!

and being the DD sucks. i hate it, haha.

Ashley said...

there are alot of things that i dont know, but I DID know that La Croix is yum!!! I really like the pink kind .. I forget what flavor, but its seriously good! :)

Alex said...

I cannot, for the life of me, paint my writing hand!! It looks like a child did it :(

katie michelle said...

ohmygosh YES. that sassy pants thing left me giggling for a VERY long time. i even showed the hubs and he laughed hard too. seriously. you're awesome.
also! that "starting the weekend early?" statement is definitely something that would happen to me. ha! it certainly does look like a party in a can!

Alyssa said...

I can't paint my own nails either! I so wish I could though!

Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies said...

I totally agree with you about the cart return thing. I also have a pet peeve at the grocery store, when there is no bag boy and a person just sits there and doesn't help bag their own groceries. There is a they wait for the poor cashier to do it.

*Erin

Jenna said...

People not returning their carts is one of my only pet peeves too... it takes such little extra effort! Love you response to the bar creeper :)

xxx
Jenna

Katie said...

i need to find a running group! and I don't know how to paint my nails - they look like a 9 year old did it!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Oh girl, the whole cart return thing gets to me too!

Sara Louise said...

I have so much to say today...
I would have turned eighteen shades of pink after the LaCroix incident. *AWKWARD*
The whole 'people not returning carts' thing, or just being inconsiderate of others astounds me. I don't get it.
OK, I actually didn't have that much today, but I got so riled up about the whole shopping cart thing that it felt like I did! ;)

jessica {creative index} said...

people not returning carts annoys me too!
and i seriously hate running! maybe i would enjoy it more if i ran with a group.... maybe...

Clara Turbay said...

You Have a particular and fun style with great taste.

momnextdoor said...

That sassy pants card had me snorting...which, FYI, is inappropriate at work. Thanks for that!