My Awesomely Random Life (and Everything in Between)

Never too old

You’re never too old to….

1. Go back to school.

I was just accepted into the Post-Bachelor’s Teacher Program with Western Govenor’s University!!! I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am to head on back to school (with my trusty Lisa Frank Trapper Keeper, pencils and pens, loose-leaf paper and calculator in hand of course), hit the books, and become a bonified certified teacher! The road to get here has been long. I have taken a couple of detours along the way and have had more than my fair share of potholes, but I am finally on the right course and couldn’t be more happy 🙂

2. Sport an uber chic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Sweater.

Cowabunga Dude!

Did anyone else have a crush on Donotello?

Growing up, I was absolutely in love with these pizza-eating, sewer-dwelling, butt-kicking reptiles. I remember begging my mom to take me to Blockbuster every Saturday to rent the VHS tapes of the live-action movies, over and over and over and over and, well, you get the idea. My favorite one was the third in the series, you know the one…but just in case you forgot…it was the one where they get transported back in time and go to Japan and train as ancient Samurai Warriors and assist a small village there who where being held captive by the evil emporor in an uprising and…you’ll just have to check it out for yourself because it is AWESOME! Anywhoo, I was at Goodwill the other day and saw this little gem of a sweater and thought to myself, “You know, I am in need of some gaudy but fashionable TMNT wear to adorn my closet.” So, I did what any former (and still) fan of the turtle would do…I plunkered down the $4 and bought myself a sweater. Best $4 I have spent in a long time.

3. Sleep with a baby’s blanket.

Yes I am 24 years old. And yes I still sleep, nay, HAVE to sleep, with a blanket that was given to me when I was just a babe in Pampers. Me and my blanket are tight like Spandex. We go way back and have been through so much together. It was a constant source of comfort and safety growing up–it has shielded my eyes from many a scary movie, kept me warm on those cold winter nights snuggling up on the couch with a good book, was a chew toy for all three of my pups and was, in a way, a friend. It’s because of the memories that it possesses that it remains that same source of comfort and safety to this day. My whole family makes fun of me for still hanging on to the raggedy old thing but I think they’re just jealous.

4. Go to a pumpkin patch

One of the best things about fall is heading out to your local pumpkin farm, taking a hay ride, making your way through a corn maze (I swear I wasn’t lost, I was just taking the scenic route), and of course picking out your favorite orange gourd to take home and carve. I also want to add on to this trick-or-treating. Whoever came up with the idea of going door to door, getting candy from complete strangers was either a) a total genius or b) crazy out of his gourd. I’d like to think he was the former. Any excuse to go out and get a bag loaded with Snickers (king sized if you know which houses to hit), Skittles and Candy Corn is an excuse good enough for me!

5. Watching hours upon hours of Doug and Recess (DVR’d, naturally).

You can learn so much from watching cartoons. I prefer to think of it as educational entertainment.

6. Eating Peanut Butter straight from the jar.


Who needs bread when you’ve got a spoon? Or your hand? Need I say more.

Happy Columbus day guys!

Question of the day: What things do you do or enjoy to ‘stay young’ at heart?


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