Friday, September 13, 2013

Happy Friday The 13th! [Link Up Party.]

Great news! The internet is back in my home! Since Wednesday!
The thing is, I haven't known what the hell to post the last two days since I have actually been able to, so I just didn't.
But I need to try to jump back into it.
So what better way than with a shit ton of link ups all in one post?
It'll be a little lengthy.
At least it gives me stuff to talk about! ;-)

Today I'm linking up with a lot of lovely ladies for about 4 different link ups! Pretty sure this is my first time doing a 5 on Friday & I'm not entirely sure if there is a certain thing you're supposed to here's to winging it!. Linking up with Darci, April, Natasha, and Christina.
First and foremost, it's Friday the 13th! I'm one of those weirdos that loves this day! So in spirit of this day, I just want to point out how extremely excited I am about all of the Halloween stuff in stores! Y'all, I really am a weirdo. The whole gothic, old, scary/creepy, horror, haunted kind of feel,...I love it. I've already been to Spirit Halloween to check out everything & then of course all other stores getting all of their stuff out: Wal Mart, Target, Michaels, JoAnn, Party City... Love it. To celebrate we are going to watch Freddy vs. Jason tonight, per my nephews request. This is a big deal. He's 10. When I was his age I already loved horror movies, but he is just now showing interest so it will be interesting to see how long he watches or how many times he covers his eyes, aside from the mandatory covering your eyes during anything sexual or whatnot. It is rated R after all. lol

It's also Football Friday. I unfortunately don't really have much to contribute. I have no food ideas, or outfit ideas or anything like that. Sunday DirecTV had a "free sample day" for NFL Sunday Ticket -which I don't have-, so I decided to take advantage of it. I live in GA and while my Top NFL team is the Atlanta Falcons, I also follow 3 teams out of my region so I miss actually getting to watch A LOT of games. Well, I still ended up missing huge chunks of them since 3 games were on at the same time. It's so hard to juggle! Anyone else had Sunday Ticket? If so, do you find it better or worse as far as keeping up with all the games? It aggravated the shit out of me that I would turn it to one game and they see a bad play or two only to finally switch back to another and see that I've missed a good play or two. At the end of the weekend two of my teams had lost & 3 had won, I will take that. I am still on cloud 9 about that UGA/USC game. This weekend/week I'm hoping that My Falcons & Bengals can pull out a win, and my Dawgs are on a bye week, so they'll be back next weekend. I'm so glad Erin, Erin & Tiffany are going to periodically have this link up going on throughout Football season, maybe next time I will have something better or more to contribute! I'm excited to hop around and read others posts.
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Wish my Daddy, bro & hubs luck! They are leaving tomorrow for the night for a gator hunt! Last year my brother was drawn for it & he nabbed a 5 footer. This year my dad was chosen so I really, really hope my Daddy can get one! He'll be just so excited. It was supposed to be 2 nights, but he couldn't get Monday off of work so they had to shorten it to one night. Since Doug already took Monday off for it, I told him that he and I could do something! So I'm excited to get to spend a weekday with my man. It really is kind of different from a weekend, especially during school, not quite as many kids out. We were thinking about going to the Zoo! But we'll see what the forecast looks like.

Stuff to do! This weekend isn't too planned for me. It'll just be my mom, myself and my nephew on Saturday & the main plan is his baseball practice. I'm excited to see him finally be able to play sports, even though it's not on our county. So, other than that it will be relatively low key, aside from helping my mother clean her room. Next weekend is Nopi Nationals & I'm excited to go and see how it is, compared to the last time we went (2007..or 8). I don't like change and it's at a different venue now that's it's returned. It started back last year, but my brother's gator hunt fell on the same weekend & so I sucked it up and let Doug go to that instead of us going to the car show, with the condition that next year (aka this year) we were NOT missing it. Now the bummer to that day is that my niece will be here and I won't get to see her. Devastated is an understatement. Then weekend after next is the Fall Out Boy/Panic! At The Disco concert. The fact that I have loved both bands for about 8 years, and the fact that this is Fall Out Boys tour & I bought the tickets back in Feb., or March, not even knowing yet who they would have with them only for it to be announced that it was Panic!,..I's like fate! It was MEANT to happen! I'm SO stoked for this! The rest of September looks good. 

Helene did a "Songs That Define Me" link up yesterday & luckily it's still open. Being a avid music lover, I was excited to hear about this, but then quickly realized how hard it is to picks songs the truly, truly define you. I mean everyone has "their" song(s), their favorite songs, or whatever. But think about it, what song(s) define you. My answer right now is simply, I really don't know. So, I chose a few songs that I love & that may have some meaning or bring some level of comfort to me.  Since I'm doing a 5 on Friday, I'll stick with the 5 theme & pick 5 songs.
1. Linkin Park- Crawling
I was 12 when this song came out & it couldn't have been a more perfect time. I began to really struggle with the typical pre-teen, hormonal, whatever-you-want-to-call-it depression. Only mine didn't really go away. That's a whole other story on it's own. The entire Hybrid Theory album was amazing therapy to me. Even today, when I'm in a hole, it's still one of my go-to songs/albums. There's a weird sense of sadness yet comfort with it. When you find a song that expresses exactly how you feel, it sticks with you. Linkin Park has and will always hold a special place in my heart for being there for and helping me.

2. Incubus- Pardon Me
"Pardon me while I burn & rise above the flame. Pardon me, if I never be the same." Change. A phoenix rising from the ashes. Coming to the end of your rope with whatever it may be & finally deciding that something has to change. That's what this song says to me. I've loved it for years! But really in the past 2 or 3 years it's stuck with me a lot more. I have changed, and I feel like I still am, and this song is just even more fitting than ever. I mean extremely fitting, where it's like, "wow, this song IS me right now." Besides who doesn't love Incubus?!

3. Jessie J- Who You Are
A song about being true to yourself. Who couldn't benefit from a song about that?! It's amazing. If you haven't listened to it before, go ahead and do yourself a favor. I have to take this song in from time to time. It so easy to beat yourself up or compare yourself to others. Jessie J is awesome. Check her out. 

4. Bill Withers- Lean On Me
I have always loved this song. I remember singing it on the bus in Elementary School. I remember singing it with my mom as a kid...and now, haha. I'm a nurturer by nature & so I often times will be the person someone can talk to about things. And I like that. I like to be able to help people, even if all I do is listen to them. It can also be a fault, I overextend myself sometimes. But anyway, I just love this song. And it makes me think of my best friend. This is our song for each other. Since we are so far apart, just a reminder that no matter what I'm always there for her and vice versa.

5. Zac Brown Band- Chicken Fried
"I was raised up beneath the shade of a Georgia pine, and that's home you know." You'll always hear me say that I'm proudly southern. A song about the small, simple things that mean the most. At the end of the day that's what it's all about. As much as I'd like to do, see or have all of these different things, when it comes down to it, I'm a small town girl who would be/is happy with a happy home, husband and family. And I'm a Georgia girl. So this song seems a little more personal. Plus, Zac lived here for a few year and still comes around every so often -although I haven't seen him yet.- ;) And now I want fried chicken and beer. TGIF!

I'll leave you today with Eminem's new song!
Berzerk by Eminem on Grooveshark
"Take your shoes off, let your hair down, go berzerk! All night long!"
I wore yoga pants

Happy Friday!
Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

Oh & Happy Birthday 20th to Niall! :p


  1. haahahah that Friday the 13th "Mike Mike Mike" picture made me laugh!!!!

    Found you on the link up :)!

    XOXO Bunnie

  2. I can see where it would be frustrating trying to keep up with so many games at once! First world problems, I suppose!;)

    Thanks so much for linking up! :)


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