Friday, December 19, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
What lengths would you go to in order to attain or maintain your rights?
Friday, December 12, 2008
(As in your own PERSONAL ones, although I would take the actors too)
(kisses from the boyfriend, yay!)
AND LASTLY, THE MOST IMPORTANT INGREDIENT OF ALL,
A FREE WEEKEND AT A SKI RESORT!!!!
Turtles can breathe through their butts.
Driving - Maybe us women are as bad as THEY say we are...
Oh, this happens all the time!
Honest mistake, who knew there would be a boat there????
No biggie, she simply wanted to make a statment of some sort...
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
But now that I am back there are a few things that need to be acknowledged, such as my new found love for this man, Paul Potts. He was a contestant on the British version of, American Idol which is Britains Got Talent. If you watch this video, you will understand why I get the chilli bumps listening to him :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k08yxu57NA
(that is a pic from outside the bar) and it was a really nice time. I had to be dragged out by my persistent and lovely friend Weebes and once there I was grateful for his insistence :) We munched on some tasty appetizers and waited for the rest of the clan. Soon there were 4 of us and shortly after that there were 5 of us. Two couples and then me. I didn't stay long after the 5th person got there but not because I felt uncomfortable or lonely but because that one beer was slowly starting to enter my system and my droopy, drowsy eyes were beginning to make an appearance! But as I walked home I started thinking about the situation I am in with my boyfriend. While he is away studying and being an uber dork (hehe jk sweets) I am here in Bean town being forced to succumb to that ever so dreadful label "The third, fifth, seventh wheel" BUT I have discovered I happen to actually enjoy this! This was my epiphany as I trudged home last Thursday night, and every other night I play third wheel to friends (my two neighbors in particular) I like watching other couples interact and most of all I like the feeling I get leaving these situations; it makes me miss him but it also makes me really value our time together. Being with other couples reminds me of what I have to look foward to when the bf comes home. So that was my big moment of "enlightenment" last week, did you have one?
Just for a chuckle, here is how the ever so knowledgable "Urban Dictionary" defines a third wheel, (note - is not factual and extremely crass!)
1. Third Wheel
One who deters the socialization of a couple, perhaps when being invited out of pitty or through a feeling of duty. This person may be eased into the situation by being allowed to stay in an envirnment he or she has become accustomed to (perhaps a kitchen, where the third wheel can bake cookies for the couple.) The third wheel may feel uncomfortable about watching the couple canoodle on his her her sofa, but none of this is taken into consideration.
A person hanging out with two people (usually a couple) that are in a sence leaving him/her out. Called the third wheel because either: -Having any odd number of wheels on an object generally messes it up. -Third wheel on a bike makes a tricycle, something thats safe for kids be left alone with.
Well, if your bringing your girlfriend, I'll have to take my cousin with me, don't wanna be the third wheel.
To be the friend that sits there while your friend gets some and you get nothin but yourself.
The other day when I was sittin in my basement with Nate and this female I had to third wheel it
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Christmas is the one time of year when people of all religions come together to worship Jesus Christ. - Bart Simpson
I love love love Christmas time. Mostly I love it because it signifies time with my family, who I can't get enough of. BUT there are a few other reasons why I love this holiday, and seeing as though we have 22 days left until the big day, I am going to list 22 reasons why I love Christmas time!
1. EGG NOG (obviously)
2. The holiday bustle, everyones so excited!
4. Fires in the rarely used fireplace :)
5. Little kids xmas outfits
6. Xmas ornaments and all their sparkle!
7. Driving around admiring and comparing
others outside decor
9. SLEDDING!!!!!!!!! (I love it, can ya tell?)
10. New socks, I always get them at xmas!
11. Midnight Mass
12. The food (kind of a given)
13. Stocking stuffers
14. Having New Years to look foward to!
16. The coziness of bars (odd but true!)
17. Hot chocolate
18. Mariah Careys xmas music hehe
19. Mistle toe!
20. Dorky Santa hats that everyone wears
22. VACATION TIME!!
Well there you have it, my 22 reasons for excitement!
Plus a little bonus fun, congrats on making it to hump day!! :)
Monday, December 1, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
My LIME green raincoat
My HOT PINK umbrella
Last but not least, my HOMEMADE rainproof suitcase
Through the misery of this yucky commute I did catch glimpses of sunlight, for two reasons.
1. Dragging my suitcase through puddles and mud is worth it because it is what I will bring home with me tonight, when I will go and spend time with family and friends this week :)
2. I got the chance to don my super cute rainboots!
Monday, November 24, 2008
- 1.The constant supply of dirty dishes in the sink.
- 2. The daily run to catch the train.
- 3. Then once on the train, the ability to over look every gross smell, and sneeze or cough that I swear is always propelled in my direction.
- 4. The ever present long line at Dunkin Donuts.
- 5. The fact that I always seem to buy yogurt that goes bad in 2.3 days!
- AND ALL OF THIS IS JUST WHAT TRIES MY PATIENCE FROM 7 TO 9 IN THE MORNING!
My patience is something that I seem to lack in as I get older, and considering I am only 23 I am nervous for my sanity and the sanity of those who have to put up with me :) However, I have heard the first step to overcoming any problem is admitting you have one in the first place. So here goes nothing;
I, Aubrey Burke, am no grasshopper with patience. One step at a time...
Friday, November 21, 2008
I AM BUZZIN FOR TWO REASONS:
1. I received my first ever comment today!! Woohoo, thank you Brooke, who knew blogging could supply you with such a high!
2. I am reading a fantabulous book called, The Secret Life of Bees, and it is quite possibly one of the best books I have read in the last month or two.
It is sweet and endearing yet maintains a thread of core values and life lessons throughout the whole story. Being a recent victim of the big four lettered word (L.O.V.E, just in case I had to spell it out for ya) the pages inspired by love and hope had me kind of spellbound.
"Did you know there are thirty-two names for love in one of the Eskimo languages? And we just have this one. We are so limited, you have to use the same word for loving Rosaleen as you do for loving a Coke with peanuts. Isn't that a shame we don't have more ways to say it?"
- pg. 141
Do you have a different way of saying that lovely word that implies the feeling of love? Maybe if we can get the words we use out there and into the open, then we (as well as the eskimos) will have 32 ways of saying it :)
Just for the heck of it -
(Ta gra agam ort Jeff - just for being a good trooper sweets, I told you I'd write about you at some point!)
Lastly, Belle Maison, http://www.bellemaison23.com/ has fantastic decorating sites that are definitely worth taking a look at.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT (no this is not about my BF)
How do we feel about these shoes?? I know its just the beginning of winter but a girl can still dream about the summer right?!?
I am thinking about getting them in black, I am a total sucker for anything with thick straps and a wedge like heel!
Oh and they are from DSW and onlyyyyy $49. 95 - talk about a bargain.
While on the topic of paychecks and jobs I can't help but be reminded of the sight I saw last night during my commute home. On one of the possibly coldest night of the year I found myself scurrying past a man and his child. They were standing by the train and the man was holding a sign that said, "PLEASE HELP, SON AND I ARE HOMELESS". I was surrounded by a herd of bustling pedestrians trying to get on the train and yet stood there pretty much just gawking at the picture before me. The image has stayed with me and I can't help but feel a tug at my heart everytime I think about it. How could things be so bad for a family that they are forced to resort to this? How sad must that father be, having his son beside him in a dirty train station, hoping for a few pennies thrown his way? How horrible is it that I didn't see anyone stop to acknowledge the situation and give what they could? Just some food for thought...
On a lighter note it is almost the weekend and I have successfully completed my first blog! YIPPEEE :)
PS. Please come again, I'm nervous no one is going to be interested in my tiny little blog! haha