Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Tuesday Tidbits 2/9/16

I took a short break from blogging to get things done around the house and hang out with friends. I got so much done! I cleaned the house from top to bottom. I even steam cleaned the carpets. I worked in my garden for countless hours tidying up and getting ready for Spring. The crocus are blooming! I went on a weekend hiking trip in the snow with friends and stayed in a yurt. I also had a great time with some girlfriends.

I realized that I had been saying "no" to too many opportunities because I needed to write reviews and post deals. I feel so energized now after that break that I'm excited to get back to business!


So there was the Super Bowl. And the Commercials. And the half time show.

First- Lady Gaga killed it! That was amazing and all I could think of was that she was wasted as a pop singer. Her voice is unreal!

I'm not a huge football fan, I mainly like the parties and get togethers associated with big games. I was really rooting for the Broncos because Payton Manning is probably one of the nicest guys on the planet with a fun sense of humor. And he's retiring. I'm so glad he's able to retire on such a high note.

That Panthers kid, though. What a baby. With an attitude like that, he didn't even deserve to win. He's a good looking guy but not when he's pouting.

If that half-time show wasn't a case of opposite day... What a weird combination of styles. I like Coldplay because I have high school memories when they first came on the scene. I also suppose I'm not surprised he didn't survive a marriage to Gwyneth. *shiver* I wouldn't have either.

I loved Bruno Mars, too. That guy... I like his style and he can sure dance (but not dress...). Plus that one Grenade song of his still gets stuck in my head.

Beyonce I'm not too sure about. I like some of her stuff but not all of it. Single Ladies never ceases to get my feet twitching. But I don't know what song she sang for the Super Bowl even was. I heard later it was racially charged but I didn't look up any lyrics.

And someone please tell me I wasn't the only one who thought Beyonce was huge! And I don't mean fat. Chris Martin looked like a twig next to her! Compared to Bruno Mars, she was a giant amazon woman! Granted he's tiny and Chris is... skinny... normal?


I'll be in Ireland for about 10 days coming up soon! I'm really excited about it. Since I don't know how much access I will have via computer, you can keep up with my adventures on Instagram if you aren't already following me there. You'll likely get a glimpse of my husband. He's shy when it comes to appearing on the blog and I don't do it without his permission. But you will see some of the friends we are traveling with (along with me and some glorious scenery).

Anyone been to Ireland and know anywhere awesome (and yet not super touristy) that we should go? Any tiny amazing bars we should hit up in Dublin?
photo credit:  Vichaya Kiatying-Angsulee via freedigitalphotos.net
I also just booked a trip to New Zealand!! This is one of the things I've always wanted to do (hey, it's where I was conceived! /tmi) and now that there are Lord of the Rings sites to visit, I'm excited! I'm going to Hobbiton, the Glow Worm Caves, the hot springs and whatever else we randomly feel like doing. We got an unbelievable deal from DownUnderAnswers via Groupon for 10 days! Aahh!! Traveling is something I love more than anything and it's been way too long since I've been out of the country. My husband has been sick for quite some time but is doing amazingly well now and he's ready to get out and explore the world! Yay!


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  1. Way to go getting a head start on spring cleaning! There are some parts of my house that haven't seen a dust mop, ever. :-/ And Superbowl. Can you believe I missed it? My other half had a race (srsly, who holds a race on Superbowl Sunday??) so I was busy with cheerleading duties. But I did DVR it and watched it yesterday. I heard about Cam's attitude but my recording cut off 5 minutes before the end of the game so I missed the interview :( I did see the halftime show, though - opposites indeed. Still, it was fun to see Beyonce and Bruno battle. He was a year below me at my high school and was killing it in performances even back then. How exciting that you're going traveling! Ireland definitely sounds like tons of fun. Be sure to take tons of pictures and tell us all about it when you get back!! :D

    1. Don't worry, there are parts of my house that haven't seen a dust mop since we moved in... 5 years ago. Mainly because I can't reach them without a ladder.
      We almost didn't watch the game. With the Seahawks out of it we didn't really have a big sense of urgency.
      That is so cool that you went to high school with Bruno Mars!! :D I like him a lot and that would have been fun to have heard him in the beginnings. :)

  2. I hope you have a wonderful vacation! I enjoyed reading your Tuesday Tidbits! :)