Writer’s Block

Every time I come here to write, my mind immediately goes blank.  I have so much I want to share, but I can’t seem to form coherent sentences or meaningful thoughts.  Does that ever happen to you?

Nonetheless, I apologize for my absence.  I don’t like half-assing anything in life, and this blog is no exception.

So, where have I been?  Grab a cup of coffee and let’s catch up.
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I got to go home and spend time with my family for Thanksgiving, which was wonderful and refreshing.  I spent 90% of the long weekend on my parents’ couch watching Christmas movies and eating pie; as every 25 year old with a few days off of work should.

The other 10% of my weekend was spent waiting in line with my little brother to get our picture taken with Santa at the mall.  I’m not kidding.

The following week, Frankie D turned 26!  We celebrated with some beers and a shotski of Fireball, followed by a most classy dinner out in the Village at L’Artusi where I ate enough pasta and brussel sprouts to last me until 2014.

Sidenote:  Movember is officially over, therefore Frank and I are hanging out again.  (I don’t do beards.)
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I went to my first (and thankfully not last) Ugly Christmas Sweater Party of the season.  Deck the halls with… bows of grosgrain?  Don’t mind if I do.
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I even got a kiss under the mistletoe!  Great success, indeed.
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On Monday night, Kelsey had the girls over for what she dubbed an “Elevated Ramen” night… better known as a “We Are Poor and Can’t Afford Much Else” night.  For a measly $7.34, this meal fed 8 people.  And it was freaking delicious.  And I made new friends.  You can’t ask for much more than that!

We may be poor, but we are fabulous.
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Besides all of that, I’ve been BUSY both personally and professionally; trying to wrap up 2013 and lay down a solid foundation for 2014.  That sounds lame as Hell, but I mean it.  Bring on the New Year!  I’m ready for a new adventure.

(But first… Christmas.)

 

What’s new with you?  XOXO


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Comments (6)

  1. I think you know what’s new with me. But I love this post especially the mention of Brussels. Glad to know that you will be reuniting with Frank now. I have missed pics of you two, I feel they have been less since Movember came about 😉

  2. I’m the same way with beards/facial hair in general. I appreciate and understand the good cause behind Movember, but I’m not sorry I am creeped the hell out by men the whole month. I’ve already told you how much I love your ugly Christmas sweater.. I’m attending my first ever ugly Christmas sweater party next weekend and I could not be more excited!
    Otherwise I’ve got a week until I’m finished finals and I’m focused on the light at end of the tunnel..and that light looks a lot like Christmas cookies and booze.

  3. “When it’s dark enough you can see the stars…” – Me, on my beard.

  4. Love catching up with you Alyssa! Whether on your blog or over ramen. Have a Merry Christmas! Can’t wait to hang in 2014!

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