Thursday, September 20, 2012

On My Mind

What do you think is on her mind?
I was reading one of my favorite blogger Awesomely Luvvie's confession that she has over 170 draft posts and suddenly I don't feel so alone! There are so many things I see that spark post ideas and lately I've been trying to cull through them finding similarities so I can consolidate topics.

Sometimes this approach doesn't quite work out and I end up with randoms.

Today is one of those days . . . 

Here's what I'm thinking about: 
  • Megabus crashes - we're in the midst of making plans to visit my parents in MD next month and we usually take Megabus, but with the news of their crashes this summer (you can read about them here and here) coupled with the fact that my parents told us it's actually closer for them if we take Bolt Bus, which we used to take when they lived in VA, we're now going to switch back. I think Bolt Bus is better than Megabus quality-wise. Do you agree? The entire RT will only be $45 for all of us - can't beat that price!
  • Thoughts on parenthood - Not only The Truth About Parenthood (I know I referenced it in my Ambitious post, but it's one of my favorites right now), but also this humorous take on not being ready to undertake the challenge. The latter includes a hilarious compilation of "readiness training;" here are my top 5 which are pretty spot-on: 
    • Wake up every two hours at night, punch yourself in the face, walk around for 28 minutes pleading in jibberish. Go back to "sleep." Repeat.
    • Watch 38% of any film or television show; never see the ending or resolution.
    • Read the same three paragraphs of a novel once every two weeks; fall asleep.
    • Make 24 hours of baby-crying audio; hit play the moment you take a phone call, fire up your computer, or begin speaking any sentences to another human that contain important or useful information.
    • Imagine a mental written list of your responsibilities for each day, tear it in half, burn one piece, take a (literal) s@!* on the other one. (Sorry.) 
                    {Thank you Melinda A. for posting this on Facebook!}  
  • Can we afford Whole Foods? - We don't have a Whole Foods in Jersey City (and overall the grocery stores aren't that great), but I'm very interested in this post on how to buy organic at Whole Foods on a budget
    • What happens when Rockettes retire? - Since my BlogHer Rockettes experience I was kinda wondering about this so I was delighted when fellow blogger Taylor Morgan shared in this post how a couple Rockettes handled their retirement
    • Ode to Ghetto Snacks - It's been weeks since I saw this, but Mr. love Bird and I can't stop singing it especially when we notice all the ratchedness at our local playground {Thank you Alicia A. for sharing on Facebook!}
    • Shhhh! - I'm bursting at the seams wanting to share some exciting news (no, no, no I'm NOT pregnant!), but I just have to wait for a few final details before sharing.
    • An early birthday present that was ordered for me yesterday (thank you Mr. Love Bird!), which better will come in time for . . .
    • Blogalicious '12 - It's almost unreal that at this time next week Mr. Love Bird and I will be boarding Virgin America (one of my favorite airlines) heading to Las Vegas (without Nia!); I'm so thankful to our family for taking care of her while we're gone. {BTW I'm working on an epic guide to Vegas - Mr. Love Bird and I were engaged there and have traveled there so many times over the years that I've lost count. If you think Vegas is just about gambling and clubs you're so wrong! Stay tuned . . .}