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18 April 2014

Not Before My Staycation

So while I'm on my Staycation Vacation, I've asked one of my absolute favorite bloggers to take over Fan Friday. Nicole is hilarious, a runner (aka the breed of person I envy more than anything), a graphic designer, creative, intelligent, innovative and a downright entertainer. Ok I'm gushing about this girl a smidgen, but I just adore her. I asked Nicole to take over Fan Friday because I knew I would leave y'all in the best possible fanatic hands, and just as expected, my girl didn't let me down. Now don't be a boob and go follow Not Before My Tea, but not before you read this...

When Sarah emailed me and asked if I wanted to do a guest post for Fan Friday, I'd like to say that I kept my cool.  But that'd be a lie... I was jazz hands, happy dance pumped.  I felt like Princess Kate had just asked my opinion on a new pair of dungarees for baby George.  Only this was even better because I don't even really know what a dungaree is, and Kate probably thinks that "football" means soccer.

I was also honored that Sarah would trust Fan Friday, my favorite weekly link-up, in my hands.  You might all find this amazing but I link up with Sarah almost every single Friday.  The amazing part isn't that I link up though (I mean, who wouldn't?); the amazing part is that Sarah lets me link up every Friday... because every Friday, my post is completely irrelevant to the link-up.  (Which is actually sort of incredible, really, given the link-up's many, many topics.)

But despite all this, she asked me to guest post anyway.  And God knows I don't want to let her, or all her lovely readers, down... so this week, as the Ruler of the Fan Friday Link-Up, I am going to write the most relevant post ever to grace the internet.  Relevance is the name of the game, after all, and with this post... we're all winners.

1.  Manual paper towel dispensers.  To the people pushing automatic bathroom anything: I admire your optimism, but please stop now.

2.  Bloody Marys.  It's sort of like a vegetable, and you can put pizza on top.

3.  Brunch.  They have Bloody Marys there.

4.  Lists.  They're all sorts of succinct, and complete sentences are optional.  Blue Green Pig Dumplings.  Doesn't make sense, but this is a list... doesn't matter.

5.  Maryland.  Old Bay everything.

6.  Chicago.  Not as good as Maryland, but eat here enough and you might forget.

7.  Sarah.  Sucking up?  Who, me?

8.  The Baltimore Ravens.  The Ravens are a religion.  For those of you who think that they can be lumped in with "Maryland," I will pray for you.

9.  This Woman:

10. Grey's Anatomy.  It's not just for pre-teens, guys.

11. Google.  I graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry, which is a fancy way of saying I'm really good at Google-ing.

12. Hedgehogs and other small animals that sort of look like hedgehogs.

13. Sunday Mornings.  It makes the rest of the week worth it.

14. Blogger.  So free.  So easy.  And so temperamental and unexpected, you'll never have to watch E! News again.

15. The Skimm.  Just... you're welcome.

16. Spring.  This winter, Chicago set a record for the most days with temperatures below zero AND inches of snow.  It would be something to celebrate if it wasn't so god-awful.

17. ZzzQuil.  I'm still convinced this year's Nobel Prize was fixed, because ZzzQuil is by far the most influential advance in our society to date.

18. Golden Grahams.  And if the makers of ZzzQuil didn't win, it should have at least gone to the guy who gave us Golden Grahams.

19. Tacos.

20. Target.  Cop-out, I know, because who isn't already a fan of Target?

21. Moms.  I mean, this doesn't really need en explanation.

22. Country Music.  Wait, are bloggers allowed to like country music?  Whatever.  Ben & Jerry's could be a temporary fix, but I don't know where I'd be right now without Chris Cagle and Sara Evans.

23. Ice Cream.  Okay, but yeah, Ben and Jerry's is pretty good too.

24. Running.  To counteract the ice cream.  I'm running in the Boston marathon on Monday for no other reason than for the resulting ice cream debt.

25. Ibuprofen.  See number 24.

Whew.  That felt good.  Who knew being relevant could be so freeing?  Maybe I'll start following the rules more often.


Now what did I tell you? GO FOLLOW THE RULES NICOLE. She holds a BIOCHEMISTRY degree for God's Sakes. (And I don't even know if I spelled that right....)

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  1. thank you for introducing me to that video. it rocked my world. as does Sarah and you. And country music... I'm going to have to disagree although I think more would agree with you on that one.

  2. oh my god, that video is amazing! hahah!

  3. $9 is my favorite. My fitness teacher said she better not hear any of us singing this song. Have a great wekend

  4. Yay, I love Nicole, she's amazing!

  5. I think I just fell in love with a new blogger- thank you for that. Maryland- Old Bay Everything, and Ravens- the girl has my heart.

  6. #12 ARE YOU SERIOUS? I have a pet hedgehog and he's amazing

  7. I already follow this girl and I am telling you, she is amazing... she makes me laugh regularly :) I never miss a post of hers and I always smile when I see she has written :)

  8. Oh my goodness what a great list I am so with you on many of them but I will not say which ones right now

  9. Love Nicole and that video, haha to funny!

  10. And I now have a new blog-crush, thank you Sarah! Nicole is awesome :)

  11. I live in Maryland so this is pretty cool. BALTIMORE RAVENS REPRESENT!

  12. When Sarah emailed me and asked if I wanted to do a guest post for Fan Friday, Trophies


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