My Awesomely Random Life (and Everything in Between)

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I’m Backkkkkk

Hey guys!

It’s been a while.

Okay. A long while.

HOW HAVE YOU ALL BEEN?!?!

I want to hear everything.

But before you give me a full rundown, I think I should probably tell you what I have been up to (and why I have been MIA for the past month or so).

I mean, not that anything major happened over on my end. Well, except for maybe:

1. Moving across the country–I decided to take a leap of faith and move out to the Mile-High city of Denver, CO for some amazing adventures, a lot of fun, and a new job. While it was sad to leave my friends and family, my home, and especially my pup (for the time being), I am so glad that I took the bull by the horns (So to speak. *Note: there were no actual bulls involved in the making of this post) and jumped at this opportunity. Life is too short to be inhibited by your fears, by your apprehensions, by your unplanned plans. 2

As Mark Twain once said, β€œ20 years from now you will be disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the one’s you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

2. Officially applied to graduation-Come May 5th, I will officially be a proud holder of a masters degree. Hot diggety dog. These past two years have really flown by and while I am so proud of myself for kicking some serious grad school butt, I am mostly just glad to be almost be done. With homework, with papers, with studying and thesis writing. Just done. Until I go back to get my Ph.D that is πŸ˜‰

3. Getting fresh ink–Book worm. Harry Potter nerd. To infinity and beyond. I know, I know. SO EPICALLY AWESOME, right?!?! I swear this is my last one. I think. For now. #MakingLibrariansCoolSince19871

4. Discovering the amazingness that are these little diddies–Uh Ohreo. No good can come from these. OH SNAP, crackle, pop. 3

5. Signing up for my first half-marathon–Can’t tell you how stoked I am to act like Forest and run. More specifically for 13. 1 miles. I’ve got to be honest though, this whole higher-altitude thing really does do a number on my pacing. The past month I’ve been slowly easing my way into the swing of things. Hopefully come the end of July, I’ll be in tip-top-running shape.

So that’s basically been nut in a me shell.

I mean, me in a nut shell.

Speaking of shells, I have a very serious question that has plagued me for the past two nights…

Does anybody really know where cashews come from? I mean, do they have a shell like their counterparts the peanut and almond? Do they grow on vines or underground? Are they even part of the legume family or just distant cousins?

Yes. These are the thoughts that go through my mind. Nuts, right? Pun SO intended.

I hope you are all doing fantabulously!

And I promise, I will not go this long again without blogging it up.

Check ya later, alligators πŸ˜‰

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My Summer in Milwaukee (in pictures)

My last night in Wisconsin is most definitely bittersweet. I had SUCH an amazing time; I learned so much working at the library, met some incredible people, got to reconnect with old friends and even landed a pretty darn amazing job out of the whole thing–the sprinkles on top of the cherry on top of the whipped cream on top of the hot fudge sundae that has been the last few months.

The summer here may be over, but these pictures, and memories, with last forever!

Let the summer begin! ROAD TRIP!!

Let the summer begin! ROAD TRIP!!

HEELLLLLOOOO MILWAUKEE!!

HEELLLLLOOOO MILWAUKEE!!

You can't NOT have a great day when you get to drive by this beauty every morning on your way to work ;)

You can’t NOT have a great day when you get to drive by this beauty every morning on your way to work πŸ˜‰

Oh hey, Jim Gaffigan. Whay's up?

Oh hey, Jim Gaffigan. What’s up?

His hero. HIS HERO! That's what's up ;)

His hero. HIS HERO! That’s what’s up πŸ˜‰

Heaven on a spoon. You know you have a problem when the staff at Kopp's begins to call you by your first name, Norm from Cheers style. SO GOOD!

Heaven on a spoon. You know you have a problem when the staff at Kopp’s begins to call you by your first name, Norm from Cheers style. SO GOOD!

My trip to the windy city started off with a license plate show-down. It's BRWRGRL for the win!

My trip to the windy city started off with a license plate show-down. It’s BRWRGRL for the win!

First time American Library Association Conference exhibitor and attendee. What an experience! A bookworm's mecca!

First time American Library Association Conference exhibitor and attendee. What an experience! A bookworm’s mecca!

This is what happens when you let librarians out of their cages: sheer chaos.

This is what happens when you let librarians out of their cages: sheer chaos.

Free pre-release Nick Sparks book? Why I don't mind if I do ;)

Free pre-release Nick Sparks book? Why I don’t mind if I do πŸ˜‰

Just my BFF Giada and I hanging out, swapping lasagna recipes. You know, the usual.

Just my BFF Giada and I hanging out, swapping lasagna recipes. You know, the usual.

A visit to Chicago is not complete without a pit stop (or two) to Giordano's Pizza. Heaven on a plate.

A visit to Chicago is not complete without a pit stop (or two) to Giordano’s Pizza. Heaven on a plate.

Don't worry. I got this.

Don’t worry. I got this.

Fourth of July sparklies :)

Fourth of July sparklies πŸ™‚

Just another day on the job as a children's librarian: story time prep.

Just another day on the job as a children’s librarian: story time prep.

Bastille Day = all you can eat beignets = one happy Wendi!

Bastille Day = all you can eat beignets = one happy Wendi!

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"Don't worry about a thing, 'cause everything little thing is gonna be all right."

“Don’t worry about a thing, ’cause everything little thing is gonna be all right.”

Zoo trip with the lovely Mary S! Ignore how incredibly pale I am next to this tanner than tan beauty.

Zoo trip with the lovely Mary S! Ignore how incredibly pale I am next to this tanner than tan beauty.

I think my girl Stephanie has got this staring contest in the bag. What do you think?

I think my girl Stephanie has got this staring contest in the bag. What do you think?

 

My fellow librarian rock stars. I owe so much to these guys!

My fellow librarian rock stars. I owe so much to these guys!

My summer mom, miss Arlyne Becker. I love her like no other and am so thankful for everything that she has done for me. One of the biggest hearts of anyone, right there ;)

My summer mom, miss Arlyne Becker. I love her like no other and am so thankful for everything that she has done for me. One of the biggest hearts of anyone, right there πŸ˜‰

Did a lot of this. And a lot of that.

Did a lot of this. And a lot of that.

I cannot for the life of me get this expression off of my face. And I am pretty alright with that fact.

I cannot for the life of me get this expression off of my face. And I am pretty alright with that fact.

The most beautiful ending to the most amazing summer in Wisconsin ever!

The most beautiful ending to the most amazing summer in Wisconsin ever!

A huge thank you and virtual bear hug to my amazing friends and family! Your well wishes and thoughtful messages truly mean the world to me. A permanently affixed smile on my face is a pretty darn good problem to have πŸ˜‰

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