I normally blog on adrenaline. Meaning, when something HUGE happens, I write about it. My mind is racing and my fingers can't keep up. But the rest of the time, I'm here with an open page and nothing particular to say. So tonight I'm just going to go with it. Try it in reverse, perhaps. Maybe typing really fast will kick in the adrenaline and all the sudden I'll have something to say.
The reason I want to start blogging more often is, of course, because of my inevitable departure from Wisconsin, and consequently, my best friends. Having lived far away (which will soon hold new meaning) from Hannah for quite some time, and now with being separated from Maggie, I know that daily phone calls are not always as easy as they sound. Unfortunately, we're to the point where phone dates need to be set up (not that I don't enjoy them when they do happen, I just wish our schedules allowed them to be more frequent). So blogging is one of the ways we will stay connected. And like any good friend would do, Ange buckled under our peer pressure and will be starting her own blog soon too. Even is she uses it to post ridiculous things like "Henry VIII I am" song videos, or better yet, "Carlos? is that you?", just being able to read that in a blog throughout my day will help with that disconnected feeling I anticipate I'll have. All four of our blogs are very different (or will be when Ange gets hers). They're very unique to each of us, and I when I read them it's like the girls are narrating it in my head. This skill is, of course, obtained after years of finishing each others sentences and anticipating answers to questions that haven't even been asked.
I feel this is becoming redundant - a blog about blogging. But I can tell the experiment is working; when I stop typing, it's like my blood cools down and the background noise around me comes back into my head.
We'll move on to a recent obsession Ange and I may have developed. New York and Co. How we have not found this store before is a shock to me. I, for one reason or another, always assumed it was pricier. More like Express. Nice quality, trendy, work type clothes, going out clothes. But it is not, pricey that it; all those other things it most certainly is. My purchase from yesterday... the sleeveless boyfriend jacket. I'd describe it as a vest, but it's belted and adorable.
In the store they had it on display with a white t-shirt underneath. It looked adorable, but knowing me it will be a colored shirt. Oh, and the best part - it was $7.99. Yeah, I know. Originally $49.50, it was on some crazy sale (just like a lot of their stuff) so it was a steal. I haven't tried it on yet with my many outfit options, but I can envision it with black dress pants (like in the picture) or with dark denim, and jade green tshirt, and possibly a bangle bracelet.
Speaking of jade green...Picked this up last week after getting my hair cut. I'm a sucker for greens and blues. And since Hannah's wedding when I picked up my first OPI, I'm a sucker for OPI. Unfortunaly, this color has one of the more boring names. "Jade is the new black." I disagree with the statement, and with the name choice. But overall, OPI is very creative - so kudos to them. Their website, by the way, is phenomenal. If you've never been, I suggest taking a few and poking around. I've got this color on my toes. And after almost 23 years of existence, I still suck at painting my nails. But I do my best.
The blog prior to this was one of panic and anxiety. I now feel balanced at the end of this one. All of the problems from that post still exist (and have since expanded), but I do need to acknowledge the good, nonstressful parts of my life. Like nail polish, fabulous sale items, and BYM blogging.