Monday, July 21, 2014

My Day in GIFs

This is how a normal day usually goes for me:

0500 - My alarm goes off like:

0540 - 0700 - I go be fierce at the gym

0700-0800 Get ready for work:

0830-1700 - #workflow

And lunch break is like:

When my relief finally shows up:


On my way home:

1730-2100 No pants time

2130 - Bedtime

I'm a little ashamed to admit that it took me 2+ hours to make this post because GIFS duh. So distracting.


Friday, July 18, 2014

Five Favorites!

I had every intention of writing a recipe post for the Buffalo Cheddar Chicken Mac & Cheese I made earlier this week, but my computer is having some technical difficulties and I can't get my pictures on my post. And you need pictures, obviously.

So today you get to hear about some (about five) of my favorite things.

1. If you don't follow me on instagram (you should be) then you may not know, but I kind of like working out. I may sound like a crazy person but it really is one of my favorite things.

It's really easy to get burned out so I try to mix it up every now and then with strength training, crossfit-style workouts, yoga, running, and swimming.

2. My most favorite snack is peanut butter and granny smith apples. Also donuts. It's a close tie between the two and I was actually lucky enough to have both of them this morning.

3. I have really been enjoying reading the Matt Walsh blog recently. Warning: he is a very conservative, Christian writer. But his blog posts are amazing, he is so good with words and his topics are definitely what you would call hot. So if you're in to reading about controversial topics, definitely check him out.

4. Weekends spent with family. Which is exactly what I'll be doing as soon as I get off work today!

5. Girls nights. Because no matter how much you love your significant other, everyone needs some good ole girl time every now and then.

Last night me and two other awesome ladies went to sushi and a paint party and had an absolute blast. Even if it was 10 pm (that's pretty late for me) before I got home and even if I got paint on one of my favorite dresses, I would do it all over again.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014


Vodka and Soda

I don't even know what to do with myself, blogging for the third day in a row (even though the past two days I was using prompts) I'm pretty proud of myself.

I confess...

...I kinda feel weird about posting gym/workout related selfies on instagram, like I feel that people are judging me. But then I also think "I really don't give a shit" and I post anyway. Some people probably think that I'm just doing it for attention, and in a way, I am. I mean, isn't everyone that posts anything on instagram just looking for some likes and cool comments? If you say you're not then you're a lying liar that lies. So what if people get annoyed by it because...

...I can't stand when people make up their own hashtags and they're the only one to use them (i.e. for their child, dog, etc). It doesn't bother me when people do it for weddings because that's basically what a hashtag is for... to be able to see what other people are posting with the same tag. But whatever.

...I got some REALLY FREAKING AWESOME news at work yesterday except I'm not allowed to talk about it because nothing is "official" yet and I'm supposed to keep everything "confidential" until it is such. So really this isn't a confession, more of a tease, but I'm freaking bursting at the seams here.

...I keep thinking Derek is going to propose literally any second... and then he doesn't. I really am trying hard not to be annoying about it but when you say certain things and drop certain hints, it kind of gets a girl's heart strings all twisted and hopeful.

...Sometimes I ignore phone calls from friends that I know are going to talk a long time on the phone when I'm  having a lazy day at home. Even if it's been a long time since we talked and even if I do want to talk to them. If I'm laying on the couch watching Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban for the eight hundredth time, you can bet you'll get forwarded to voicemail. Sorry, not sorry.

...I really (really really) want a kitten. So bad I can almost taste it. But then I remember that I have a cat (and dog) that are currently living with my mom and I feel guilty because it would be like replacing them. But I really really want a sweet baby kitty.

...I am counting the minutes until Friday afternoon when I get to go visit my parents and my Aunt/Uncle who are in town and I haven't seen in over a year! This will be the first time Derek meets them and I can honestly say I'm really looking forward to it.

Got any confessions? Link up with Kath, from Vodka and Soda!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Dear Computer

Today's prompt for Blog Every Day in July is to "Write a letter to an inanimate object."

Dear Office Computer,

How do I hate thee? Let me count the ways.

Although you are useful in some ways, you still have Internet Explorer as your default browser, and though I may change it to Chrome every time I use you, you find it amusing to reset the preferences every morning when I sit down. On top of this little issue, you choose to use as your homepage; completely ignoring the fact that 99.9% of the time I open a web browser, it's to use Google.

While most people can overlook these indiscretions, I cannot. Because they aren't even the real issue. I guess you could call them the metaphorical cherries on top because my real issue is, WHY DON'T YOU HAVE SOUND CAPABILITIES?? Don't you understand that sitting in an office, miles from my other coworkers with minimal people interaction for eight hours a day calls for a little bit of Pandora lovin? Oh wait, I can't use Pandora thanks to the internet blocks.

Why don't I just use my phone, you ask? Well, computer, though my phone is definitely waaaayyy beyond your ancient technological capabilities, it hasn't mastered the concept of picking up wifi through concrete walls. That's right. Not only is this humongous office (with amazing window lighting) stuck way up in a corner of the facility, it is walled with concrete blocks and therefore unable to get the wifi that the rest of the building gets to use.

Even though you aren't the best at helping me with the things that I want (things that would probably lead to a more productive and enjoyable work environment) you DO help me out with the things that I need. And I guess that's the important part, right? Here's to hoping this beautiful window view becomes mine permanently.

Love always, Kalyn

Is there anything about your office at work that you'd change?

Monday, July 14, 2014

Finish the sentence...

Here's to hair done, makeup on, and not having to scrub bed frames at work.

So. Here I am. After another week failing at life blogging, I am going to really try FOR REAL to get my shit together. This includes (but is not limited to) putting away my laundry instead of letting everything pile up on the couch, bed, dresser, etc., making myself dinner instead of eating homemade peach ice cream every night, wearing real clothes more than once in the week, and blogging like, at least three days.

I kind of think I'm setting myself up for failure here.

Thankfully, Juliette is part of this awesome thing called Blog Every Day in July  and she (and Allie and Faith) have prompts for every single day, including weekends but I'm not about that game. Today's prompt is "finish the sentence" which is super fun and super easy since you don't really need a lot of brain power. Which is actually perfect for a Monday.


When I open the fridge, I always hope I find... that the power hasn't gone out because that would be terrible. And also that there are good munchies like strawberries or cheese.

My favorite article of clothing is... maxi skirts. Whoever invented maxi skirts deserves to win the Nobel Prize or something.

Last week I was really pissed when... I came to work to clean only to find out over half my cleaning team didn't show up. Just me and one other person trying to do the same as five people.

One thing nobody understands about me is... I'm not really sure. I'm sure there are many answers to this question because I am a pretty strange person. Also, Derek tells me all the time that he doesn't understand or "get" me at all, and he tells me I can be a little crazy. Which is probably all true.

One thing I don't understand is... Chemistry. Worst grade in college ever.

The world would be a better place if... everyone treated each other with kindness and equality.

If I had a million dollars I'd... buy a nice house. Buy a nice car. Buy a lake house. A million dollars probably wouldn't cover that so maybe I'd just buy a regular house and a regular car and then hopefully a lake house. Or a beach house.

If I could change one thing about myself, it would be... the fact that I overreact about everything and I let little things get to me and let them affect my whole day.

Something that can always make me happy is... looking at puppy/kitten pictures/videos on the internet.

Something I'll never blog about is... my salary, bedroom things.

If I could go anywhere I would go (because)... I would love to go to Europe. I know that's a really broad answer, but there are so many places I want to visit. I've always been the type of person to want to go everywhere and see everything, but had the little "practical" voice inside my head telling me to save my money instead.

If I were an animal, I would be a... I would be my/my mom's dog. She is so spoiled and gets everything she ever wants.

A job I've always wanted... is one where I am truly happy with what I am doing. Where I don't wake up every morning dreading coming to work. One where I can help people and teach people.

My idea of a perfect day is... one where I can come home and take off my pants and watch a movie and maybe indulge in some ice cream.

I'm pretty proud because I think I was able to finish all the sentences! Here's to (hopefully) a more productive week than last.