Venus Trapped in Mars

26 November 2013

Why I'm Not Celebrating Thanksgiving

What did you think when you saw this title sitting in your blogger dashboard / bloglovin dashboard / *insert however you read blogs here* dashboard? 

That I'm anti-American? 

That I'm really the Wednesday Addams Indian and I hate those cardigan wearing, high ball drinking, golf playing Pilgrims (i.e Sarah Miller)? 

Or even worse........
 That I'm not celebrating Thanksgiving because I've recently starting a weight loss mission

.......GASP......

Oh God NO. Nothing like that. I'm a firm believer in Thanksgiving. 

This year though, this girl has tickets to see the Cowboys, I mean Selena Gomez the Cowboys play on Thanksgiving! I of course used StubHub, which is my go to for all tickets. So while you're lounging in your recliner in a turkey coma, search for me in the crowd. I'll be the girl in the cowboys shirt.







And besides the cowboys, here are some other things that are exciting me right now...

:::1::: My Vols are bowl eligible. Oh wait, no that's incorrect, after further video evidence, that bowl eligibility has been overturned. We ARE NOT BOWL ELIGIBLE for the 3rd consecutive season. In the movie Sex and the City, when Carrie asked Miranda, "Will I ever laugh again?" She wasn't talking about Big. It's now clear to me that Carrie Bradshaw is a Vol fan.

And TBD on the laughing again. Fingers crossed, any day now....

:::2::: Oh, you know, no big deal, just mastering my camera over here. Don't mind me. As you may know, I really have struggled with learning my how to use my DSLR. It takes me 30 minutes to take a dang picture because I am constantly adjusting f-go and whatever that other thing is called. As you can tell, I'm very refined and only use proper names for my camera settings. (p.s. I know it is Fstop, you boobs). 

I wish I could say, "Oh hey, this is my desk, it always looks like this, look how effortlessly I throw all these items together and check out my casual sprinkle of sparkle!" But alas, I was practicing my photography and just threw all the crap I owned on the desk. I now keep finding sequins lodged in my keyboard. 






Headphones: Frends // Mouse: ZGallerie // Eat Blog Love Notebook: Crystal Faye // Pop Fizz Clink Cards: Kate Spade // Polka Dot Notebook: Kate Spade (Similar) // iPhone Case Paper Source // Pencils Crystal Faye 




Some of these are too blurry, some of them are blurry in the wrong places, some were too light, some were too dark. I'm getting there though! But I think the more I throw all my crap on the desk and practice, the better (and I sure as heck hope faster) it'll get! 

:::3::: I'll be back tomorrow with my last post before the holiday, but just an update, no Fan Friday linkup this week. Get out there are shop instead! 

:::4::: Yesterday was my first weigh in at Weight Watchers. I was down 6.4 pounds in one week.


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69 comments :

  1. Congrats on your weight loss! It's a good thing the Jets don't play on Thanksgiving, they'd ruin it for me! Those headphones are ADORABLE! Where did you get them / who are they by?

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  2. 6.4 pounds in a WEEK! YOU GO GIRL!!!! Rock on!!!

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  3. 6.4 pounds in a week?! You are killin' it girl! Send some weight loss mojo my way please

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  4. All your stuff on your desk is so sparkly and pretty.

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  5. Wow!!!!!!!!!! Congrats!!!! I am kicking it into gear next week.

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  6. HAILS YEAH for being down over 6 lbs! And celebrating Turkey Day a different way? Especially when you definitely won't overeat (thanks ridiculously high food prices)? Brilliant. Have fun!

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  7. I love how sparkly everything on your desk is!! Yay for the weight loss!!!

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  8. Congrats on the weight loss!!! Nothing like seeing that on the scale for some added motivation. I think your pictures look cool/great! And that Tennessee tumbler is so cute! Have so much fun at the cowboys game and Happy Thanksgiving!! :)

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  9. You go girl. On all points above!!! But especially getting your camera figured out and your awesome weight loss. Amazing ness!!!!

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  10. So I'm pretty sure I hate you right now... I'd trade my soul to get to see my Cowboys play on TurkeyDay!!!!

    Jamie @
    The Growing Up Diaries

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  11. Yay! I would be so happy to loose 6 lbs in one week! Congrats on all your work!

    I love all the pretty things in your pictures! So sparkly. So wonderful.

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  12. Oh hey rockstar down 6 pounds! That is awesome. Also, I can't find the mug for Oklahoma State and I'm crying about it. For reals.

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  13. Well done on your loss this week :)

    Also, I want that sparkly mouse!! x

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    1. It is from ZGallerie!!! They still have it for sale too

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  14. I didn't think you were anti-American, just that maybe you didn't love food and that kind of scared me. I'm excited for my turkey coma :D Ha ha!
    Congrats on your weight loss!!

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  15. What a great progress you just made . GREAT!!!!!!!!! Love your desk , can we just swap it for a day or two?

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  16. I wish my desk was tidy and colorful like that.

    Have a wonderful time at the Cowboys game. And Selena Gomez concert :)


    Big Apple, Little Bites

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  17. I love your pics! You're doing great!

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  18. So proud of ya! And I know you are right where you want to be at the cowboys game!! That will be a blast! And I know you wanna see Selena. Also I love those pics. Very pretty!

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  19. Congrats on your weight loss! I started WW too about 2 months ago, and I'm down 10 lbs - so fun to watch the scale go down, and then think back and realize that you really didn't change much at all about your diet!

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  20. Congrats on the weight loss! That's awesome!!!

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  21. Way to go on losing 6 pounds in a week!! Oh the sparkly things! Have fun at the game!

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  22. 6.4 lbs! Woop woop!! You go girl! Congratulations!! Your sparkly tumbler makes me want to find a sparkly ASU tumbler, I dig it =)

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  23. A) Cowboys are a good enough reason to skip thanksgiving.
    B) Hooray for weight loss!
    C) I had sequins on my halloween costume and have found them stuck to my clothes (from the laundry) ever since. It's a curse.
    D) New follower ! { Raspy Wit }

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  24. I always thought going to a game on Thanksgiving looked like so much fun. I always go to my high school's game on Thanksgiving morning and then go home for dinner.

    And that rhinestone mouse...LOVE!!!

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  25. yes, i know it's f-stop you boobs. made me laugh. sorry about your Vols, I guess..... Oregon sucks now too, so I feel your pain.

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  26. 6.4 pounds!! HOLLERRRRR! You go girl :) Proud of you! xoxo

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  27. PINTEREST WORTHY PHOTOS. Those are just lovely.

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  28. Loving all your photographs!! I want that camera soo bad!! Congrats on the weight loss!!

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  29. I'm completely obsessed with Kate Spade stationary! We sell them at work and so I get a hefty discount and have practically bought the whole lot.

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  30. Have an awesome time at the game and drink at least half of the 6.4 you lost in cold beers! :)

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  31. A few years ago, I spent Christmas at Legoland. That was the best Christmas ever.
    It doesn't matter where you are on the day, just as long as you are enjoying yourself. :]

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  32. Your photos are really coming along! I MUST have that cup in Bama.
    Way to go on the 6 pounds!

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  33. Congrats on the weight loss! I'm saving up for a DSLR and am hoping to score during boxing day sales, but I have no idea how to really use one, I've only played with the one at work. Love that glittery travel mug!

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  34. nice work with the weight loss! as for photography - it's seriously so much trial and error with me too. it would be nice to eventually style a shot and do like one awesome take instead of 1 million crap takes and 1 half decent one. your photos look pretty to me!
    -- jackie @ jade and oak

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  35. 6.4lbs! Get ittt! Also my boyfriend visited Dallas a few weeks ago and saw a Cowboys game (jealous) he said the stadium is sickkk, HAVE FUN!

    -Elise @ 9toFit.com

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  36. Daaaaaaaang 6.4 lbs!!! You go Glenn Coco!

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  37. one- Thanksgiving at a Cowboys game is totally Thanksgiving. It's like the Christmas Lakers games-- totally legit. two- I love all of your sparkly desk accessories! Three- 6.4 lbs in one week? I kind of want to hate you right now. I cry tears of joy when I lose 6 pounds over 6 weeks, and I am pretty much always hungry. But that is awesome. Whatever you're doing, it is working well for you! Good work!

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  38. Soooo jealous that you get to go to that game! That's amazing! I pretty sure football on Thanksgiving is even better than regular season football games!

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  39. My amateur eye thinks those photos look great! Is the mug from VS? I want the same one! (P.S. I randomly think I know you fm TN - my hubs is a Pong).
    Kim @ littlepinkdroppings.blogspot.com

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  40. 6.4 pounds is great... they usually fall off in the beginning because you're basically "cleansing" your body (when you start eating healthy) and all of the bad stuff just sheds off!

    I would definitely choose a NFL game over Thanksgiving too, no judging!

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  41. Congrats on the weight loss! What a great way to kick things off!! You know what would also be a great way to kick things off? Giving me your computer mouse. Thanks!

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  42. Congrats on the lost weight so far! At least you have an awesome excuse to miss Thanksgiving this year, which I'm sure wouldn't have helped with the weight loss challenge ;-)

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  43. first of all, congratulations on your first week of WW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    second, please please tell me how you finally got your pictures like that. i have watched youtube videos, read forums, read the manual and i cannot for life of me figure out my DSLR camera to just have bright whiteness like that. OR to have the settings so that if you're against a white background, it turns out gray. sooo frustrating and it makes me wanna smash the camera :(

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  44. love this post! excited to hear, at least a little, about your weight loss journey! and your desk looks great.

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  45. 6+ pounds in one week?! Girl, snaps for you!!! And also, those pictures look so great - I really should sit down, be patient, and learn how the goshdarn buttons on my DSLR function, ha!

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  46. 6.4 lbs in one week is AMMMMAZING!!!!! Great job girl! I need that sparkle T tumbler - so cute! Is that from VS? So frustrating about the Vols season, but I'm still on board with Butch. I hope next year shows improvement.

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  47. First off, congrats on the weight loss that is incredible! Do work! Secondly, that is amazing you get to be at a game! Have so much fun! I will be in upstate new york where we are supposed to get 12 inches of snow. Bah. Can't wait to hear about it!

    20somethingbusinesswoman.com

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  48. I want to lose weight and I am trying, but that is not important what is important is that you did manage to lose some weight so high five to you

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  49. Holy crap! Good for you.. ! That's a lot of weight right off the bat! You aren't missing Thanksgiving, you're just DRINKING Thanksgiving, silly. ;)

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  50. I'll eat extra turkey for you! ;)

    Your photog skillz are good. Better than mine anyway.

    Good job on the weight loss. That's amazing!

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  51. I'm excited for you! Congrats! And even though I don't like the Cowboys I would definitely pass on Thanksgiving dinner to go to a Giants game (hold all NY comments to yourself :P) Have fun!

    XOXO

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  52. I am learning my DSLR camera too - one of my dancers who's a photography major just showed me how to use manual mode. yep - all time low.
    Yay for football on Thanksgiving, I'm a steelers fan but have fun at the game!!

    xo, Nina
    afterthe40barfinish

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  53. Congratulations girlie on the weight loss! I haven't lost any weight and I'm starting to slack off :( I will hit LA Fitness tomorrow though.

    Everytime I see your Frends headphones, I die inside. I want them! I think you did a fine job with your photography techniques. I don't have a DSLR camera, but one fateful day.

    I had a feeling you were going to the Cowboys game! haha. I hope you have fun!

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  54. TCU isn't bowl eligible for the first time since 2004. This is really depressing. I don't know what people do during the post-season without bowl games. I mean, I'll still watch, but it just won't be the same. :(

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  55. You're really coming along with your camera!

    My alma mater is never bowl eligible. And never will be. Our basketball team occasionally makes it to March Madness, but we never make it past the first round.

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  56. 6 pounds in one week??? Congrats! And I wouldnt be holding you to your word if I didn't say that those cowboy tickets are against your budgeting :-)

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    1. Haha!! Touché! But I got them back in September so I think that's the loophole!

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  57. Congratulations on the weight loss! I reeeeally need to get back on the bandwagon. I've been majorly slacking in the eating well department. Great job on the pictures too! You've inspired me to work on my manual photography this weekend!

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  58. In your camera mastery, I am expecting a full DSLR for dummies post since I've had mine 3 years and haven't mastered it.

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  59. look at you making me jealous! thanksgiving football sounds like so much fun! minus some cold weather! have a blast at the game!

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  60. Shut the front door. 6.4 pounds!?? That is incredible Sarah! Go you!!! Great job!

    And so jealous you will be at a football game for Thanksgiving! I will be stuffing my face probably finding those 6.4 pounds you lost. Boo.

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  61. Congrats on the 6.4 lbs! Good luck against the Raiders tomorrow.

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  62. Ha! I so wanted the answer to be, "because I'm Canadian and we did that weeks ago" but, as that's apparently not the case, I will wish you a happy Thanksgiving and a happy sporting event!

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  63. i need some serious help using my camera! yeah for 6.4 pounds :) especially this time of the year!

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  64. I love the pictures! Especially the lighting/coloring. What kind of camera do you use? Hope you had fun at the game!

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