Thursday, January 31, 2013

It's OK...

It's OK...

...that I have been in an "off" mood most of this week. BUT, it's almost Friday, I'm ready to put this week behind me and have a relaxing weekend of doing absolutely nothing (except going to church and my friend's Super Bowl party on Sunday).

...that I'm UBER excited about my trip to Boston in June to see my friend Jodi! We've been talking about this trip for months and it's finally all planned out!
Me and Jodi at our friend Katie's wedding last year
...that I'm possibly even MORE uber excited that while I'm in Boston NOT ONLY will we be seeing these guys in concert... 
Oh yes, our tickets are bought, be jealous...
...BUT, I'm finally going to get to see a baseball game at Fenway Park. AND it just so happens MY TEXAS RANGERS will be in Boston at the same time I will be there. It's like they planned it just for me. Thank you Nolan for making that possible (I just assume he had something to do with it, since I'm such a big Rangers fan and all). :)
I can soon mark Fenway Park off my list of baseball ballparks to see in person!
...that I'm taking time to wish Nolan Ryan a happy birthday on my blog. Happy 66th Nolan!!
Me shaking hands with Nolan at FanFest last year. We are practically BFFs.
...that I may or may not be watching My So-Called Life on Netflix streaming. Don't judge.

...that I wish Jared Leto still looked like this...
...and not this...

...that I'm really excited about these upcoming concerts coming to Dallas. Who wants to go with me to any of these shows?

...that I had no clue that Channel 8 weatherman Pete Doofus Delkus played baseball back in the day.
You learn something new everyday!
What's OK with you today??


Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Oh, how Pinteresting!

Here is what I've been pinning lately...

Quotes and sayings...

Cute outfits...

Country song lyrics...

Some funnies...

A little Ryan Gosling...

A little Luke Bryan...
And of course, baseball...


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Happy birthday Alice!

I wanted to use my blog to wish my niece Alice a very happy birthday today! We are only a few years apart (6 years is considered "only a few years" right?) We have always been more like sisters than niece/aunt. We are very close. I'm so blessed to have her in my life. I love that I can talk to her about anything!! For those familiar with my blog, she is the momma of C and E, my great-nephews. For those not familiar, here's a picture of them (aren't they adorable?) :)

The boys in their matching Thanksgiving turkey shirts.
Anyways, my roommate introduced me to another photo app yesterday called InstaPicFrames (this is the second photo app in like two weeks she's gotten me hooked on). Yeah, I'm out of control. I made a few collages of me and Alice over the years that I wanted to post for you today. Happy birthday Alice, love you and I can't wait to see you soon!!


Monday, January 28, 2013

Mobile Monday Weekend Review

As I mentioned in my blog last week, I had to go car shopping this past weekend (since I didn't find anything the weekend before). After a lot of blood, sweat, and tears (okay, not really), I am happy to say that I GOT MY NEW CAR!!!**happy dance** If you live in Dallas and are looking for a new or used car, comment below with your email, I want to give you the name of the dealership I went to and the saleswoman I dealt with. She was super nice!! Thank you Christine!
My 2012 Mazda 3. Isn't it all clean and shiny? We'll see how long that lasts! :)
My friend Laura went with me and was taking pictures as I was signing the paperwork. There was A LOT of paperwork to sign!
In my new car, I haven't named her yet. My friend thinks I should call her Silver so whenever I drive off I can say "Hi-o-Silver- AWAY!" :)
After driving a truck for so many years, it will take some time to get used to being lower to the ground in a car, but I like it. And I like that it gets good gas mileage! And that I can hook up my iPod to play through the stereo. And that I have a "clicker" to unlock my doors (as you can tell, I'm very "high maintenance" when it comes to what I want in a vehicle.) ;) As long as it had power locks/windows, made a dinging sound if I left the lights on, and allowed me to hook up my iPod, I was happy. :) I was very excited to finally get it. To celebrate, I drove to Sherlock's in Arlington to meet up with some friends (okay, the night out with friends was already planned, but I did drive my new car to show off). :) As always, we had a lot of fun! 

Me and my roommie Laura ready to hit the town
As always, I love spending time with the fabulous Chance! :)
Got to see my friend Robert, who I hadn't seen in ages!!

We were trying to dance to the music. Noticed I said "trying to". :)
With my girls Khrystal and Laura!
We went to the bar where my friend Jamie is a Karaoke DJ (he's awesome!). He even dedicated a song to me, Khrystal, and Laura. :)
Saturday was a busy day. I had lunch with my friend Shondell at Olive Garden and then I went ice skating with some friends at a nearby mall. I can't believe I didn't get pictures of those two events, although honestly no one needs to see me trying to ice skate. I did run over a little kid who made the mistake of cutting me off and I had no way of stopping (I was doing good to not fall down myself). I felt terrible. :( 

Saturday evening we took the train downtown (well, it's technically uptown) to the AAC for the Stars game! Sadly they didn't win (boo!) but we still had fun. Glad hockey is back! I was excited to see my friends Lyn and Julie, I hadn't seen them since I got back to town a few weeks ago. 

Riding the train to the AAC. It beats having to sit in traffic and pay to park (or walk many blocks for free parking).
Free shirt night!
Hockey hotties- Lyn, Julie, Monica, and me!
The Stars have been in Dallas 20 years- hard to believe!
Lyn is seriously one of my favorite peeps. She always makes me laugh!!
I know a lot of you aren't on my Facebook page, but this status applies to you all too. Thank you so much for everything (your emails with words of encouragement mean a lot), I really appreciate y'all!

This was the scene driving in to work today. It reminded me of the Hitchcock movie, The Birds.

Hope everyone is enjoying their Monday!!


Friday, January 25, 2013

Do you Instagram?

Happy Friday! We survived another work week!! Well, I did at least. I'm looking forward to another weekend of just hanging out with my friends.
So, do you use Instagram? I first started using it about a year ago just to put borders and cool effects on pictures from my iPhone. Since then, it's just another social media network I am addicted to use constantly enjoy from time to time. If you aren't familiar with Instagram, I'm gonna be lazy and make you read about it on Wikipedia here instead of typing it all out. Basically you can upload a picture from your phone, make it all fancy and nice with a border or cool effects, then you can post it for friends (or total strangers) to comment on. That being said, be careful WHAT kind of pictures you upload. I had a friend who didn't realize his pictures were public and let's just say he found out the hard way that just anyone could view them. BUT, for those wanting to use Instagram just for the cool effects and borders, you CAN make it so your pictures are private and don't post to your account (meaning only YOU can see them). To fix your Instagram privacy settings, click here for a tutorial. It's very simple.

Anyways, if you ARE on Instagram and feel like following me (that sounds so creeper-like, doesn't it), my user name is Averyfan (I know, you are shocked that would be my username, huh?) :)

Here are just some of the pictures I've posted on Instagram over the past year. If you follow my blog regularly, some of these will look familiar! :)

Some friends and I ran into former Rangers (and Braves) player Jeff Francoeur at a Walgreens. He is very lovely.
Me and the BFF!
Me with my nephew James (who is now 22). Oh yeah, I was rocking my NKOTB shirt back in 1990! :)
My buddy Will! He is the best!
With my tailgating crew at Opening Day last year
Me and my sweet friend Lyn at the Lady Antebellum concert
Me and the lovely beks!
My baseball homegirls. Love these ladies!
Me with my sweet (and charming) buddy Chance (who is gonna be so excited he made my blog again). :)
Me and my awesome pal Brandon- #bestie4
All dressed up..with glowing devilish eyes
Cookies from my mom. She wraps them individually so they stay fresher longer.
Me and my buddy Matt. He's awesome! I always tell him I would clone him if I could! :)
Tailgating with my good friend Micah. We met via blogging. Check her awesome blog out here. :)
Me and my sweet friend Lance- so excited that when I move I'll be closer to him so we can hang out more!
Me and my lovely sisters- good looks run in our family! ;)
Hope y'all have a great weekend!!