Venus Trapped in Mars

12 August 2014

The 5 Things I'm Most Grateful For

You know what dawned on me today? I realized I've never really introduced myself on this blog. Since day one, I just started typing. I think my first post basically shoved down your throat politely suggested reasons to follow me. I didn't even say so much as a huuulloo! Rude ticket - me. As I am really close to reaching an exciting milestone on bloglovin, I figured I would just say HI to everyone, new and old! I'm Sarah (not Venus, my dog's name is Venus and she is a nutcase). It appears you are following me now. So, sup bro? A/S/L?

I get super uncomfortable when I'm in a group of people and there is someone standing in the group that I've never met, and no one is introducing us. Instead of paying attention to what anyone is saying I stand there and mentally plan my attack on this new person. 

It usually goes something like....

Friend: So my dog has to have surgery and he will be under the knife for several hours they are worried he may not make-------

Me: (while interrupting friend that is speaking about her poor dog): HI MY NAME IS SARAH I HAVE NOT MET YOU YET. WHEW GLAD WE GOT THAT OUT OF THE WAY. I CAN'T CONTROL THE VOLUME OF MY VOICE WHEN I GET ANXIOUS. SORRY FOR YELLING.

So anyways, hullo. I'm Sarah. WHEW GLAD WE GOT THAT OUT OF THE WAY.

One of my best pals I've met through blogging, Steph used to host a weekly linkup all about gratitude. So I want to come play and talk about 5 things I am grateful for.

(But really, I'm just reusing this post today, which originated as a guest post for Steph. Sorry the creative juices aren't flowing and I'm a big fan of reposting guest posts when said event happens. Now do you understand why I felt the need to introduce myself today? Because I was originally introducing myself on another blog when I wrote this post, but I just decided to run with it here. Ok, bye... lylas) 

1. Giraffes: They are miraculous creatures full of love and lettuce. God really outdid himself with this precious snuggle muffin, and for that I am eternally grateful. 








2. Pinterest: What things have I learned from Pinterest? All the things. I have learned all the things from Pinterest.

3. Read Receipt on iPhone: I love you read receipt people. But really, do you knowingly have read receipt turned on? Were you just hitting OK, over and over and over again during the setup process without actually reading what it was asking you? I can't fathom why you would leave that turned on, when the rest of the population turns it off for the sole purpose of pretending like their iPhone wasn't in their hands all night long. "Oh no, I didn't get that text about helping your great grandmother's dog move into his new dog house. I must not have had my phone on me for the past 76 hours." 

4. Microwaves: Otherwise, I'd starve to death. On a related note, special shout out to string cheese and individual bags of baked lays. Thanks for aiding in my laziness on the daily. 

5. Leggings: How did women get so lucky? I have sweatpants that aren't as comfortable as the leggings I wear to work. Tunics, leggings and riding boots are considered fashionable come fall? I love how put together and stylish we can look in the fall and winter months, yet not feel an ounce of discomfort. You go, Fashion coco. 





So those are the only 5 things in this entire world that I'm grateful for. If you need to find me going forward, I'll be the one wearing leggings, petting the giraffe, microwaving something I saw on Pinterest and judging you for having read receipt turned on.  TWITTER FACEBOOK Pinterest Instagram Image Map

Also, I'm grateful for you guys knowing that I'm being sarcastic 97.3% of the time. You know this isn't my actual top 5 list of things I'm grateful for, if it were, I'd obviously have Tim Howard somewhere on here.... obvi.


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26 comments :

  1. i just audible laughed. I CANT CONTROL THE SOUND OF MY VOICE. I'm grateful that blogging brought me to you. you inspire me and you're my bestie. how'd I get so lucky?

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  2. fashion coco! haha love it. seriously though, zeus bless the person who invented the microwave.

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  3. Found your blog through Helene's the other day. I totally concurr. Definitely audible laughed. That Pinterest doodle is possibly the highlight of my day so far

    Little Miss Katy | UK Lifestyle & Fashion

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  4. What are the leggings you swear by?

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  5. Confession: I have never worn leggings. I hope this doesn't make you hate me.

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  6. I think our lists are basically identical. If this was me, the only thing that would be different is the iPhone read receipts. But I would replace that with the dollar bins at Michaels and Target.

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  7. I just had the read receipt convo with someone the other day. Why in THE world would you leave that on??

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  8. GIRAFFES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3 <3 <3 <3
    i actually have a whole album on my fb of baby giraffe pix because i'm that insane haha

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  9. oops you mean there was an option to turn off the read receipt, and holy hannah almost to a really big milestone, you go girl. ( I can so relate to awkward Hi my name is...situations)

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    1. YES there is an option!!! GO FORTH, and turn off! :) :) :)

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  10. hee hee, you said you love me. Justin just got a new phone and doesn't realize that his read receipt is on - it's amazing.

    Also, where is the fantasy football? I'm going to cry and never send you a giraffe picture again (and I might have a folder that I save them in to send to you.) #leggingsarepants

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  11. I love this post!

    That totally cracked me up. "I CANNOT CONTROL THE SOUND OF MY VOICE!"

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  12. I am a Read Receipt Person. I love it because I can still read what people write using the preview or the slide down screen thingy, but I can pretend I haven't seen it until I'm ready to deal with it. People think it's a weakness but it is really a tool of master manipulation... secret's out!

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    1. OMG that explains all of the things. That... that is actually genius, my friend.

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  13. I don't care what anyone says, leggings will forever be my go to!

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  14. You? Sarcastic? No! Haha! You should try microwaving your leggings during the winter time, I bet it would feel glorious! xoxo, ganeeban

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    1. NOW.... now you are really using that ole noggin. I like the way you think!!!

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  15. hahaha I started reading the list and I knew you had to be joking! This is why I love your blog. You keep it real :) Obvi.

    http://neatly-packaged.com/

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  16. Definitely turned that read receipt ish off. ASAP.

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  17. Have a very similar giraffe hat myself! And yes they happen to be the most wonderful creatures on the planet!

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  18. Giraffes. I can't hold in the laughter.

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  19. Read Receipt people are my fav too!!!!

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  20. I can't control the volume of my voice when I get anxious either. I frequently get asked "why are you yelling" when I absolutely think I'm speaking in a perfectly normal volume. Oh well, this is my life.

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  21. Great blog, it had me smiling from the very beginning. The Pinterest thing is so funny (^o^)... yet so true. (U_U)

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  22. I would have leggings and microwaves on my list too. I can never quite understand when people say jeans are sooo comfortable, I mean - have they worn leggings before??

    And I also would only be able to eat mac and cheese and pizza if it wasn't for my microwave...

    www.puppiesandpretties.com

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