What I mainly do on Pinterest is plan my (used to be) imaginary wedding and look at food. I realized that I can't complete any crafts from Pinterest if I do not actually look at them. Who would have imagined that? The first 'craft' I did was not a craft at all.. I washed clothes. Wowza, if that's what I consider a craft.. then *insert something witty here*. Sorry, couldn't think of anything funny.
As hot as it's been lately, my man candy, BHW, has been sweating. A LOT. It's gotten to the point where even he notices he's sweating, and he is so oblivious to everything that he moved next to a train track because he knew he wouldn't be able to hear the trains. So, his sweatiness has gotten out of hand. As a result, his shirts are utterly disgusting. He works for Habitat for Humanity by building houses (so much respect for him!) so he puts in a hard days work.. no wonder he's gross! I thought as a nice little gift, I spruce up all this work/play shirts so he didn't have to look like a middle school gym rat all the time.
This 'recipe' was found at this website.. through Pinterest. The process is fairly easy and this concoction works on lots of different stains, even stains of which I don't know the source!! (note USA tank top below) Just follow these instructions EXACTLY, or else the shirt will catch on fire, and you'll be A-OK!
WARNING: If you use on colors.. it kind of fades a little. I used it on the arm pits (sorry RJR I know you HATE that word) of a light blue shirt and once dried, you could see where I put the miracle mixture. It was hardly noticeable but it was there.
- 1 part Dawn original dish soap (the blue stuff)
- 2 parts hydrogen peroxide (for some reason reminds me of my Granny's house)
- 1/2 part baking soda
- mix into bowl or container with lid so you can save it and use it again and again!
- pour a small amount directly on the stain
- scrub until you think 'this is dumb, i'm bored' which was about 1 minute for me
- let sit and go watch an episode of your favorite show (preferably one that's 60 minutes long)
- throw in the washer and wash as usual
I couldn't imagine a better way to spend the day celebrating my 18 years of being in an educational setting.. than by sitting in a black garbage bag dress with a cardboard square on my head. (?!) Seriously! Who thought those would be the most flattering outfits for us to wear? And to make things worse, I kept whacking myself in the eye with the tassel every time I moved my head (which was a lot since my mom was behind me and I had to turn around and wave every 5 seconds).
I was supposed to be at graduation, dressed and ready, at 9:15AM. I had been driving from Greenwood and pulled into Muncie with 20 minutes to spare, except that I was still in my PJ's. I rushed into my apartment and attempted to 'gussy up' for the big day. Getting ready included; spraying my head with dry shampoo since I didn't have time to shower, caking make-up on my face since I'd been up until 1AM the night before and looked like a train wreck, thinking about brushing my hair then deciding against it, throwing on my ultimate frisbee jersey and jean shorts (obviously the most appropriate thing to wear for graduation), and walking.. I mean running.. out the door.
Thankfully I got to graduation by 9:15AM and met up with one of my buddies so we didn't have to wander around and look dumb alone. As I was waiting for her to arrive, I realized I forgot one important thing. Deoderant. And I didn't eat. And my mom is going to literally kill me when she sees what I'm wearing under my cap and gown. I was just ready for this all to be over with and it had just begun. LMR and I walked into the building to find a sea of black flowy gowns all rushing around. We were told to find our school that our major fell under and stand in that line. Great. I don't even know what school I'm graduating from and I just spent the past four years there. Sciences and Humanities? Meh. My major is under Family and consumer sciences so that could work! I hopped into that line and played the waiting game with everyone else. I started to look around and didn't recognize anyone in my line. 'Well, it's summer graduation.. no one comes to these things' I kept telling myself.
My line started winding through the halls, making our way to the entrance of the gym. Right before it was my turn to walk through the gym doors.. I looked over to the line next to me and saw a group of girls I have had classes with. 'HEY!!' I yelled! They waved and told my I was an idiot and to get in their line. How am I even graduating? I can't even find the correct line to stand in!
The rest of graduation was pretty boring. I sat and tried to listen to some random speaker that I couldn't hear because of the terrible acoustics. All I know was that he was talking about scoring touch downs and fixing someone's ankle if it was broken.. maybe it's a good thing I didn't catch the entire speech. I was the last in line out of my group of friends to walk. The first girl looked back at us before we walked and told one of us to get in front of her. Why? Well, she was in heels and obviously afraid she was going to bite the dust up there. She took a good long look at all of us and noticed all the girls were in flats.. and I didn't even have shoes on. All she said was 'typical Johnny' and made her way on the stage. What? I never wear shoes! What would make today any different!? And by the way, that carpet on the stage was oh so soft in between my little piggies!
After walking, I sat down with my new red folder. Hoping to find a cool diploma inside, I opened it. WHAT?! I letter about being an Alum and how they want us to donate to them?! Complete bogus! The ceremony ended.. 2 hours later.. and we snapped a few pictures and proceeded to sit in traffic forever. Thankfully my mom wasn't mad about my outfit of choice, or my lack of shoes. She just rolled her eyes and said 'That's my girl'. We all went to Cammack Station for lunch. YUM! I knew I didn't want to stay in Muncie because everyone.. and I mean everyone.. was going to be headed out to eat to celebrate. Yorktown is a little town near Muncie so we decided to go there instead. I had the onion BBQ burger which was fantastic! I also got some breaded pickle spears which were the best I'd ever had. What a good time after that boring ceremony! :)
I did it! Happy Graduation to me!
Hi. Planning a wedding is time consuming. I promise I won't leave for that long ever again!
Apparently when you don't have college courses anymore, or sports practices, or group workouts, or study groups, or stupid college parties to attend, or work, or any of that junk.. you have time. What a strange new experience! BHW also left for a 'man weekend' with MCE to go to a Red's game and play video games and all that boy crap, so I literally had the entire weekend to myself! Now.. what to do? I don't have T.V. so I couldn't just channel surf and find a quirky girl movie to watch, I don't have money either so I couldn't go shopping or to the bars or anything that involves some type of cash flow. I had just finished reading the Chronicles of Narnia, a children's book, I'm well aware. I was told to read it by a good friend so I bucked down and read the series, with complete enjoyment. Now that the 800(ish) page book was finished I certainly needed to find a new read!
My normal routine at the library is this: Enter library. Remember my cell phone is on 'annoyingly loud' mode. Silence cell phone. Browse YA section with anticipation of finding something easy and fun to read. Realize all the YA books are about 15 year olds (since when is that young adult?!) Wander into Fiction section. Wander out of the Fiction section. Make a bee-line for the travel section. Sit on the floor and look at every single travel book that I've looked at a thousand times before. Casually walk past 'New/Book Club books'. Close eyes. Pick book. Check out. Get in car. Read back cover of book. Shrug. Go home. Read.
You would think that if I already knew what the last step was.. I would skip all the previous steps and just grab a random book from the New/Book Club books, but no, that never happens. Last weekend I picked two books! I used to do that often but quickly realized that while you're in school.. 2 new books (which are due back earlier than regular books) are not easy to finish in that amount of time. The first book I read was In The Bag. I read it in just a few hours. It was completely unrealistic but cute and fun at the same time. It was about a couple of single parents on a plane with their children. Somehow the kids picked up each others bags at baggage claim and the whole book is about them 'connecting' over their wrong luggage. Corny! Cheesy! Adorable! That's all I'll say about it, you'll have to read it. The second book I got was called Office Girl. Less corny and a little more strange, but equally as good! It was about a couple 20-somethings and their odd friendship/relationship. I finished that in 2 days and just got the book Spin yesterday!
I didn't think I would ever be the type of person to sit down a read an entire book in one sitting. I'm too antsy and fidgety! Once I started the book though.. it wasn't hard at all! I didn't have an intentions of finishing In The Bag in one sitting.. I actually forgot this was on my Bucket List! It was an insanely relaxing experience and got my summer reading kick in full gear!
Guess what I get to cross off the bucket list on Saturday.. GRADUATE! Look back soon for a post about that whole sha-bang!