Thursday, January 30, 2014

Ali's Musings

Monday and Tuesday my office was shut down for anyone who lived in Minneapolis because it was -1,000 degrees outside. Today? It snowed, and snowed and snowed. It was practically Atlanta up in this biatch.
Want to take a wild guess how long a 17 mile commute took? No, not 24 hours like those Southerners, and no I didn't have to sleep in my car. But it took us 3 HOURS to drive in to work this morning! Needless to say that was all the work I was going to do for the day.
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When you go on vacation do you ever listen to one artist/mix/song, over and over and you just can't get tired of listening to said artist/mix/song? Music for me has always tied in with memories. Usually trips. When I was 17 I spent a week in CA with my volleyball team for Nationals and I was so homesick. The only thing that got me through was listening to Sugar Ray on my Disc-man.

Answer the Phone by Sugar Ray on Grooveshark

When I was 18 I took a Caribbean Cruise with some girlfriends and got the biggest crush on a southern gent with an accent and Usher was all I could listen to.

U Got It Bad by Usher on Grooveshark

Usher also accompanied me on a trip to Acapulco when I was 16 and I had my first kiss at Palladium with the hotel pool guy. Keeping it classy.

How Do I Say by Usher on Grooveshark

This last trip to Cabo was all JT and the 20/20 Experience Part 2. Specifically these two songs.

Not A Bad Thing by Justin Timberlake on Grooveshark

Slightly obsessed with these two.

Drink You Away by Justin Timberlake on Grooveshark
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I'm almost 30, yet whenever I see someone my age with kids, I feel like they look too young to have kids. They look like kids playing with baby dolls. Maybe I'm envious. Maybe these babes do look like dolls. I don't know.
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As a near 30 year old, is it wrong that I was actually, sort of insulted when the flight attendant on one leg of my flight questioned my age? I had my ID all ready to show, but she said she didn't believe that I was of legal US drinking age. I shouldn't wine whine, but I'd like to look at least mid 20's.
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Here are some random pictures for you to admire.
It's too cold for her to to not be snug as a bug in a rug.
When it's this chilly, you warm up from the inside out.
Or you dream about magical sunsets.
And lit up cruise ships in the bay
And the hot sun on your back. Heavenly.
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I'm going to be moving out of my parents house in about two months, or whenever this snow decides to melt and the Polar Vortex turns into the Caribbean Vortex. I'm having a slight identity crisis trying to figure out which city I belong in. I love SLP, but it's pricey and in high demand. I've down the Downtown thing. I'd love to try STP, but I'm a Western Suburbanite at heart and I just don't know if I can move away from all the malls, restaurants, grocery stores and gas stations I can get to without getting lost.
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I'm going to end on a sappy note. Dating is exhausting and not even something I enjoy doing anymore. But each day that passes makes me sad that it's one less day I get to spend with the person I'm going to spend the rest of my life with. So, enjoy the one your with. 

And Peace be with you

(and also with you)

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