Sunday, November 6, 2011


Halloween has never been my favorite holiday. To me, Halloween officially closes the door on summer and putting my flip flops into retirement makes me a little sad, but I think the biggest reason I don't love Halloween is the costume part. For some reason everyone likes to use Halloween as an excuse to wear as little as possible and it drives me a little crazy. So instead of dealing with the moral dilemma of modesty, I usually go with my fall back costume of one of Gus's old baseball uniforms, hat and eye black, which is boring, but it's also cheap, easy and requires VERY little effort on my part.
This year, for some reason, I decided to put a little more effort in to my costume. I think living with Andi and Lindy for the past few years have had the biggest influence on my Halloween attitude change. I've always played around with idea of being a super hero but I could never decide which one or how to go about doing it without spending a ton of money so after careful consideration I decided to be my own superhero. Everyone was using a tutu of some sort for their costumes this year and I didn't want to be left out but I'm pretty sure if I were to be a superhero my costume would probably consist of a tutu any way.
Here are some pictures of our Halloween weekend.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

It's time for a new obsession

I have what some would call an obsessive personality. This has been both a blessing and a curse in my life. It has helped me get good grades in school, excel in sports, finish books in record time and learn song lyrics but as of late this "obsessive" part of my personality has made my life less than ideal. You see, once I start thinking about something I have a very difficult time turning it off. The majority, not all, of my obsessions fall into four categories, School, Work/Money, My Weight, and Boys. You would think that since I'm not in school I would have less to obsess about but somehow all the obsessive energy that went into school has somehow found it's way into the other 3 categories.
Now, I don't want to brag or anything, but I know myself pretty well. I know that once something/someone becomes an obsession.....ok, I just realized that saying that someone becoming an obsession sounds a little creepy but it's what happens and I seriously can't help yeah, something becomes an obsession and I'm a goner. Knowing this fun fact about myself, I will try and steer clear of those things that I know could turn into an obsession. I have, however, found the best way to cure an obsession.....find a new one!
A couple of nights ago I came to the conclusion that if I didn't find something else to obsess on in my life I was going to have a very miserable winter and so I've been trying to decide what I wanted to focus (fancy word for obsess) on and this is what I've come up with....I am going to start training for a Sprint Triathlon! Details and updates to come!