Thursday, May 12, 2011

Wine & Love!

I'm not one for excessive linkups but this one was too hard to pass up.  I spotted it today on my friend Meredith's blog, Thank You Ma'am (do you read her blog?  If not, you should hop on over there and follow her.  We were paired as swap partners and now her blog is one of my favorites.  She's finishing law school and getting married all in the next four months, and she's a southern girl, too!).  So link up with Nora if you want to play along and tell us what has you reachin' for the wine bottle & what you're loving!

from / I really want a set of the glasses on the right--pretty!

What's Got Me Reachin' for the Bottle:
*The punk kid who said "that's hella gay" in my 2nd period class and then when I reprimanded him, replied "you're hella f---ed up."  Level 3 referral before I'm done with coffee = no good.

*Final exams for seniors next week.  I haven't written my finals.  That's all.

*Needing a job and a roommate by July 1st.  Just a lil too much pressure for this girl.  Ohhhhh Saturn Returns, you're killin' me.  

*My apartment looks like it has been ransacked by burglars (incidentally, "burglar" is one of the funniest words in the English language).

*Jillian Michaels and Level 2 of the 30 Day Shred.  And every time she says "Don't phone it in."

*My mama's turning 50 in a couple weeks and she lives all the way across the country.  Would that I had the time (off) and money to go home to Georgia and celebrate with her!

What I'm Loving:
*Balboa's graduation is May 26th.  The freedom of summer is a'callin.

*Summer, my cousin Jennifer, Micaela, Marianne, and Jessie are all coming to visit in the next month and a half!

*I recently got a necklace in the mail from a Love & Victory giveaway that I won on Cup of Jo!  Can you believe I won a Cup of Jo giveaway??  It's basically impossible!  This is the necklace:

(it's the LOVE one.  Thank you Love & Victory and Joanna!)

*Speaking of giveaways, I am loving Bianca of justbedesigns and the giveaway she is sponsoring on my blog!  If you haven't entered yet, please do so here.  The choices are incredible!

*The show Parenthood.  I'm totally hooked.  Have any of you seen it?

Let me know if you link up so I can check out your post.  In any case, I hope your "loving" list is longer than your "reaching for the wine bottle" list!  Happy almost-Friday. :)


Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

That is so funny- love your list and love that you are so 'saturn returns...'

April said...

I wish you the best of luck finding a roommate!! A good roommate is hard to come by, if you're neurotic like me.
I can't believe that student said that. Well, okay, I believe it, but jeez, dude, chill out. I hate it when people are rude in class. I think I get more perturbed by it than the professor does, though no one has said 'that's gay' in one of my classes since high school.
I'm so jealous of all the lucky ladies coming to California! How much fun you guys are going to have!!!

Micaela said...

what a fun link up!!! :) and i love that you and meredith (who's so cute and can sport the maxi dress just like you... SO JEALOUS!) got to know each other through jessie's swap cos we know how it feels to be burned in swaps lol

it sucks to be so far away from our families right? i wanna look like your beautiful Mama at 50!

i wanna be your roommate! :( ugh, sorry about the stress again about your job ... what a loss to those kids it would be!!! is there any chance of funds coming through like last year?! i'll pray for it!

i CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU! and jessie and twinkie!!! if only summer was coming when we were cos i didn't get to enjoy her fully in NYC (you thought "burglar" is a funny word... what about that sentence i just wrote!? ha)

i still am so happy for you that you won a Cup of Jo giveaway! (such an amazing piece of jewelry for a girl who loves bling!) well deserved :) and your giveaway? Even more fabulous!!!!

parenthood is one i wished i had started! maybe i'll catch it on netflix if/when it's there.

DEXTER is the show to watch!

xoxo kisses!

heather said...

i love this list! you're doing great beautiful lady! when my saturn returned, i fled the country to go live in an icy--yet beautiful--place called the 'end of the world.' and then i met yoga, and then i sat in silence for 10 days and then i met serkan!

and cup o jo giveaway!!! you rock, gf!!!

Erin {pughs' news} said...

Great post Claire. Waking up to a puking kid has me reaching for the bottle today {okay, not really, just putting on yet another pot of tea!}

I am crazy about Parenthood. Just watched the first two seasons and loved them. I <3 Joel {he's like the man of my dreams, cooking and cleaning and being all dreamy and handsome}. And Crosby really. And Adam. And Zeek! I love Zeek. He's awesome. They're going to announce on Monday if it's been renewed for a third season. It had better be!

Can't wait for Micaela to come visit you... it will be so much fun to read about what all you girls get up to, and to see the photos!

And finally... YOU WON A CUP OF JO GIVEAWAY?! That's amazing! Congratulations.

Kittie Flyn said...

Parenthood! I love the show! I'm so sad it's already over for the season. I am not an emotional person but that show has me all over the place. I get frustrated with Max and realize they have done an excellent job portraying his Asperger's (the fact that he doesn't actually have Asperger's should earn him an Emmy nod). I laugh at Sarah and her craziness. I cry because Julia can't have another baby. Zeek is so much like my dad that it's sort of creepy. I wish they were MY family. The fact the four Braverman's lean on one another in so many different ways...the family gatherings. They support each other, attend plays, dinners, have girls' nights. It's so well done and realistic. You FEEL what they feel. I could go on and on.

Anonymous said...

Haha, I had a teacher in the 9th grade who said the F word in class. She cried, she took herself to the principal's office and apologized to everyone about 20 times. And totally love Parenthood, boo summer taking it off the air!

Katie said...

Ohhhh loving those necklaces!! And, I think I need two bottles of wine if I had to deal with kids like that ;)

kimbirdy said...

wow, cup of jo giveaways have a million people in them!! that's totally awesome. also, i'm so excited for you that summer is almost here. i could not do what you do for 9 long months. you are amazing and i hope you get the best summer break ever. good luck with the job & roommate hunt!

melifaif said...

Yep, that's one hella blog post!!!! Ha. I am loving the Philip Hazard art...and that kick ass necklace. I am jealous of your visitors...I need visitors!!! Wanna come to Houston? Yeah, guess not if you can't make it to GA for your momma. Ahhh, a girl can dream! ;-)

drollgirl said...

right now my 'reaching for wine' list is pretty long. lol!

Phoenix Peacock said...

these are too cute. I totally nodded my head for your number one reason to drink. I tease my coworkers that working with "at risk" youth makes me at risk and that Im far more likely to drink because of them :)

Megan said...

Girl. Be careful with that Level 2. I was doing the plank move where you open your legs then close them, and my knee popped. EVER SINCE THEN, my right knee squeaks every time I bend it!!

I am using that as my excuse not to do that video any more. Haha.

Kristin W said...

I LOVE this link-up (and Meredith's blog)! Hope your love list gets longer after finals are over...that's how I'm feeling. And more importantly hope the wine list gets shorter!

wilybrunette said...

ummm. lucky girl that so many people are coming to visit you. jealous.

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

I want people to come visit me!! Just sayin' =-)

~KS said...

What a fun post!!! And now I have to go check out that blog you mentioned... if you love it, I know I will too!
Hope you've had an awesome weekend!!

Erika said...

Haha! I so love the idea of this series - perfection! And I must see Parenthood...everyone is always raving about it! :)

passport in my pocket said...

omg! you won one of Joanna's giveaway?! seriously, you should buy a lotto ticket. right now.

your blog writing style is hysterical. seriously, reading your posts are one of the highlights of my day.

bananas. said...

jillian michael's arms always having me reaching for the bottle. i love them...want them...bad! they're killer!!!

sorry to hear about your job situation. hope you find one soon and one that's even better! though i will miss your current classroom's stories.

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I so wish we lived closer. It's kinda/funny sad that we both need roommates (and I think we'd be great roommates together) but live hours apart. Maybe I'll just browse jobs in SF. Willing to take in a puppy and adult with a huge couch? LOL!

I'm hoping everything works out on the professionally front. I know you'll find something great since you're pretty spectacular ;)

Faiza said...

ummmm so my equivalent of your reaching for wine would be seeking out the french fries! thankfully nothing has had me reaching for them in that state this week. sadly my tolerance for red wine is terrible. i am allergic to red grapes. last weekend, i woke up with this awful hangover feelings. i was so sacred that someone had slipped a roofie in my water or diet pop the night before. i was contemplating checking myself into the hospital emerge. i took a long nap and when i woke up i rummaged through my garbage to see what i had eaten the night before and lo and behold there were some gummie bears made with red grape juice! ACK! how ridiculous (and funny!)

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I just broke out in a cold sweat when you said, Don't phone it in. She scares me and the shred is killer!