I love Mondays.

how was everyone's day? amazing? super? oh good! it was a doozy over here! my roomie and i decided we would go out for a beverage or two last night and somehow someone at the bar picked up our set of keys. our only set of keys. it's amazing how quickly a night can go from dancing and singing elton john at the top of your lungs to yelling at someone for something that can't be controlled. i wrote a post a while back about losing keys and i couldn't help but laugh to myself when i was once again locked out of my apartment (and this time, my car too!) a friend of ours drove us home at about 4:30 in the morning and luckily we were able to get it. THEN today another friend of ours drove us to the car dealership so that i could get a new key made. it was $20 and i will be going tomorrow to buy 4 more copies. this problem won't happen again! i'm leaving a spare key at my moms, my coffee shop and probably my x's house, too. it was a looong night and a long day but i played one of my better games of pool while we were at the bar so i guess that counts for something. glass half full, people! 
my hair has been getting more and more wild all the time and i can't decide if i care or not. i never brush it or condition it and rarely blow it dry. i usually just go to bed with a wet bun and hope for the best in the morning. and by day 4? i think it looks gooood. granted you couldn't get a hand thru it to save your life, but it's all i'm working with. also, it was rainy a few days ago. irrelevant. 
i try and meet up with my dad as often as i can. for lunch, mostly. he's the most simple, sweet, easy to talk to guy and it's always nice to talk to non judging ears. i can tell him about any problems or any old thing going on in my life and he never makes me feel nuts about any of it. he decided on going to a chinese buffet and i decided i needed a soft serve ice cream cone for the drive home. 
a girlfriend of mine came over last week to give me some homemade tattoos and she told me that my apartment could use some more life, botanically speaking. and i couldn't have agreed more. so a few days later, i hit up my home depot and ikea and grabbed some beauties. a snake plant, an aloe plant, some things that i have no idea what they are, and of course a few cheap succulents because succulents. it was money well spent and brings so much more life to my living room. pun IN-TEN-DED. 
saturday was dedicated to my rachel, the bombshell blonde up there. we celebrated her bridal shower back in my hometown and it was wild to be back. i grew up in a really small, country town where everyone's parents had the same math teachers as you did and you most likely lost your virginity to the same kid you sat next to in kindergarten. we're talking field parties and bonfires, people. we had such a blast though. we spend the day with her and family and watched her open presents but that night we went out. like OUT OUT. we went to a few different bars, took shots, toasted rachel and had an absolute blast. these are the girls that know me best and i'm glad we're still so close with one another. 
i just liked this top photo because it showcases what will soon be spring. bikes galore and streets with people. people that have been cooped up in their apartments pissed off for the past 3 months. i love a good walk around this little town. a few nights back it was exceptionally warm out so i took full advantage and bronson and i took a good long walk. past coffee shops buzzing with people and bars with patios full of loud chattering and live music. bronson ate it up. he doesn't know a stranger and will approach literally anyone with hands available for petting. i'm so excited for the warm weather to be constant so we can make these walks our nightly routine. and it doesn't hurt that along our walk path lies the greatest little coffee shop. sidewinders is the best and has become a staple and making my mornings- er afternoons- better. mexican lattes. all day. that pic below is one hot and one cold. and those are muy bueno either way. 
and now, a few fun links around the WWW:

i bought a record player a while back that needs so love, but i really want to start collecting more vinyls. i love the sound of a vinyl and others agree

a fun and exciting event  happening in cincinnati that i'm pretty excited about 

someone was telling me a few days about what a baby's skull looks like when you can see all of their baby and adult teeth. i was mortified. and still am. go look!

an entire town learns sign language to surprise their deaf friend and it's beautiful. 

some fun facts you didn't' know about the movie clueless

tattooed senior citizens. enough said. they're amazing. 

have you ever had lace cookies? they're like eating sugar coated air. heres oatmeal lace cookies

happy mondayyyyy! 


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