Just Ignore It

Ever feel like shit physically but only in your upper body region? I’ve had allergy issues of gigantic proportions lately. It’s the worst because I have no cure other than to medicate and deal. Mucinex D, Zyrtec, vitamins, cough drops, Afrin. My ears sound like clogged silly straws when I blow my nose every 10 minutes. You are welcome for that idea. I was over it. Even though I am allergic to life, my ass was showing up for the Holliday Park Trail Run. It fuels my soul. I’ll ignore my pain.

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It was 40 degrees and ugly cloudy. But the course turned out ok and my shoes fared well on the terrain.  I was under an hour for 5 miles and that was A-OK with me. After the race, I laid on the couch with warming blankets. K said let’s go watch basketball. Urg. I was in no mood or position. I was miserable. I had to pass. Luckily she invited me Sunday too. Ok, let’s ignore this crud and move on! We got to watch Michigan move on past Louisville! Go Big 10!

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Wichita almost moved on passed Kenturkey. And hot off the press, Krzyzewski is done. I’m not a Duke fan. Always root against them, really surprised Duke conceded (or seemed to) with 8 seconds to go. The 4 solid minutes I spent on my bracket feels about right. Now if I can just get my head to feel right…

Pay It Forward Works!

I was on my way to work. Had some wiggle room in my commute, so I turned into Starbucks to get a breakfast sandwich. Me hungry. Egg-bacon-gouda, delicious! I let a car go in front of me from the side exit. Everyone is going somewhere but I had time to wait.

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The Starbucks gentleman hands me my sandwich as I hand him my credit card. “No need. The girl that was in front of you paid for your sandwich. She said thanks for letting her in line.” My face and mouth dropped. It works! I love it!! Please pay it forward! #bekind2oneanother

Gala Girls

Previously.

Mom and I ditched the boys for a girls night out at the FWMoA annual gala. As usual, our dresses matched the theme of black and gold.

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Not usual, Mom was off the hook for running the event. We were able to relax, mingle, and enjoy the evening. Another not usual was that I enjoyed the first course meal, a delicable salad.

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It still came with a cold crab bisque soup that one of my tablemates gladly helped themselves to seconds.

The room looked spectacular again using very simple decor.

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Every year they have the Fill The Frame open donation period during the live auction. Besides bidding on a few silent auction items that catch my eye, I always give $100 to FTF. It’s for charity! This year they had a new fundraiser. 100 Gold boxes priced at $100 each. As we are sitting there waiting for the program to begin, the emcee announced only 6 boxes were left, “Buy a box and get a chance to win a $3,000 necklace.” I didn’t even know what the necklace was. I just looked at Mom and said, “If I’m going to give a $100 anyway, why not take a shot?” I went over to the where they were selling them. Which one do I pick? To justify my pick, I chose the box closest to the necklace.

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I returned to the table and began eating and chatting. When the time came they said unwrap your box to reveal your number then announced, “The winning number is 15!” I look down, that’s my number!!!

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A beautiful Tahitian pearl with 22 round and baguette diamonds. Me likey! Me lucky!

Basement Rock

Time for more music @ the Deluxe!

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Red Sun Rising bailed as an opener. Bummer. Bad Flowers kicked us off. He reminded me of AAR cracked out lead singer. That concert a few years back was so disappointing, I didn’t even blog about it.

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They used the whole stage.

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Can’t believe it had been 5 years since the first time I have seen Pop Evil.

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Stop watching through your damn phones people! You are blocking my view too!

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For the encore, Leigh got down into crowd. I’m glad no one was a douchebag and did anything stupid. I want these guys to keep coming back!

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We had a clue this was going to happen.

IRT Radio Show

Previously.

Was lucky enough to attend the IRT Radio Show this year. It’s the only fundraiser I attend that is like a comedy roast. It was a star studded cast! Name dropping here… Pat McAfee, Tom Griswold, Mayor Hogsett. Check out the full cast on their website.

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Where else can you hear Indy’s elite community members making penis jokes, talking about Cialis, dropping F-bombs (that was only McAfee) and dropping their guard. Kudos to them for keeping it real!

Adam DeVine-entines Day

We needed some V day plans. Luckily Clowes Hall had something in store for us.

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It’s been awhile since we’d seen a comedy show. I got an email that Adam Devine was in town. We’ve seen him in a few movies and love his character on Modern Family. Let’s do it!

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It was a solid show by a short little guy. Adam Ray opened, wasn’t familiar with him but he was good. I saw him in the lobby during my restroom break, but I had priorities over pics. He liked to pick on the front row. Audience ribbing is always funny. One of the highlights was them including the Sign Language Interpreter into their show. I’m not familiar with Workaholics, but I will be soon after the profanities these guys were making this seemingly nice lady sign. Double D shake, so romantic.

After the show we traded cards… guess who got a puppy?!

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Pay It Forward

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It works. Try it.

A friend, who is also a co-worker, got sneaky on me a while back. While I’m in the lunch line behind her talking to another friend/co-worker, she secretly bought my lunch. I go to hand the cashier my card and she kept saying “You’re good.” Me, “What?” It was like a who’s on first moment. I just wasn’t getting it. She finally spilled the beans and said my friend had bought my lunch. Awww shucks. I text her later that day and all she asked was that I pay it forward. Today, I found a great moment to do just that.

I was up early and hungry. That formula is always solved with a Starbucks Gouda and bacon egg sandwich. On my way to work, the only drive-thru Starbucks I pass is downtown. It’s always a nightmare drive-thru line. It usually moves nicely, but there are 2 entrances and you know how people get before they’ve had their caffeine. I was at the side entrance, and a nice lady in a white SUV let me go in line in front of her. I asked the cashier to put her bill on mine. Felt really nice and fitting for Valentine’s Day. Spread the love and #payitforward. @HaleyJoelOsment.

Friendly Wager

Whenever my HLP and I make a bet, I have to be careful with the punishment so that I’m not the one who looks silly. For the IU v PU basketball game, I told her to bring a Tervis to our viewing party. Loser has to drink out of the opposing team’s Tervis for 48 hours. Going in, I was pretty confident. During the game, not so much. It came down to the very last minute. Victory for me! Sorry Tervis, you have to endure some CC for a little bit.

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When I Dip You Dip We Dip

A friend needed to take a side dish to a Super Bowl Party. I offered up my famous taco dip recipe. I have no idea where I learned this from, so I can’t take credit for creating it. It’s so simple and I always end up with an empty dish after I serve it. My suggestion sounded so good, I thought I would make it to take over to our friend’s house tomorrow! 3 key ingredients: 8 oz sour cream, 8 oz cream cheese, 1 package taco seasoning.

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If you let the cream cheese soften, mixing in the bowl is much easier. Before…

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After!

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Spread the mix in any glass dish. I prefer a round with 12″ diameter.

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You can top with whatever you want. I always use 1/2 yellow pepper, 1/2 green pepper, and 2 chopped roma tomatoes.

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Toss some shredded cheese on top and you are done.

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Serve with your favorite tortilla chips. I like the Scoops. Get’s all the goodness in 1 bite! Very colorful, very delicious, and very little clean up too. All you use is 1 bowl, 1 fork, 1 knife and a cutting board.