Northwest Native: Confessions & Reflections (& Hashtags)

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Confessions & Reflections (& Hashtags)

I didn't plan on posting yesterday. But the publisher sent an email about my review for The Weight of Feathers since it went on sale yesterday. So I wrote a review quickly (yet thoughtfully)...at work. #employeeoftheyear

It must be my lucky year. I won a giveaway on Shaeffer's blog for a $100 gift card to Joe Fresh a few months ago, when this blog was just an infant (okay, it totally still is). A few weeks ago I won a book giveaway on Sara's blog. And then on Monday I got an email from Goodreads that I won a book giveaway I had entered for The Secrets of Midwives. #ithinkit'stimetoplaythelottery

So it's Sunday night and Michael is watching the Cowboys/Giants game (because he's a dude and it's football, not because he cares about either of those teams). I was reading, looking up grudgingly every time he said, "You have to watch this!" even though I knew whatever he wanted me to see I wouldn't care about. It's about to be over, and he mentions that now they can only throw backwards. I look up from my book and say, "Why would they have to throw backwards?! It's not rugby!" like I know everything about football and he's wrong. He was laughing at me for at least an hour after explaining to me that the ball can only be thrown forward once per play. I honestly had no idea. #whataresports?

Hot yoga seriously chewed me up and spit me out. It's one of those things that I love and hate. Apparently I'm a masochist because the pain and suffering that hot yoga brings me is the reason I love it because I can tell I'm getting a workout. However, it's also the reason I hate it. On Monday, I was insanely sore...my legs, hips, butt, abs, arms...everywhere. Towards the end of class when we were stretching out, we had to cross our legs and put one foot on top of the other thigh--seriously, I'm not a yogi, the only poses I know by name are child's pose (the best pose) and downward dog (the spawn of the devil)--and I was so drenched in sweat that my foot kept slipping off. I kept looking around and it seemed no one was having the same problem. How do they do it?! #yoganewbie #somuchsweat

Michael and I went to the UPS Store on Saturday to get our marriage application notarized. We mailed it in this week! #we'rereallydoingit! #DulkaWedding (<--- this will be our official wedding hashtag, so if you want to stalk us on the big day, you can search this on social media to see if anyone has posted anything ;))

Something else Michael and I did a few weeks ago was open a joint checking account. Michael said that that felt even more adult than getting married. I kind of have to agree. I feel like a grownup. #iamsoNOTagrownup

My hair trial and my final dress fitting are TOMORROW! I took the whole day off...even though my hair appointment isn't until one. #gottagetmybeautysleep

Speaking of hair, I am SO sick of mine! I go through cycles. I get super sick of my hair long, and I chop it off to about shoulder length. Then I grow it out again. I last chopped my hair in August of 2013. After that, I decided I'd grow my hair for the wedding. Well, I am sick of my nasty gross ends and I now have a major desire to chop off my hair. Seriously, most days lately I'm sporting my hair in a super high bun (that looks awful because I'm horrible at buns) just so I don't have to deal with the mess that is my hair. When I get it chopped I'm also going to get it colored professionally for the first time ever because I want a major change! #splitendsfordays

I'm linking up with Laura and Lauren for #HashtagHumpDay!
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24 comments:

  1. you have been on a lucky streak! good for you! i didn't know that about football either!! i get kinda bored watching it, but love the camaraderie. and yay for getting closer to the big day!

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  2. You should definitely go buy a lottery ticket! Winning is one of the best feelings ever! I'm stalking you on your wedding day! Haha. It's getting so close!

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  3. Hahaha, completely relate to you with the sports thing! My boyfriend plays basketball and I want to support him but I can do little more than smile and say "woahhh that's amazing!"

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  4. You are on a winning streak! Yes, I believe you should take a chance at the lottery!

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  5. You are a very lucky gal!! Could you send some of that good luck my way?? If I didn't have bad luck, I would have no luck at all. Almost wedding time, so exciting!!

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  6. This whole post had me cracking up. "Like I know everything about football and he's wrong" sounds like me trying to watch football because I never have any idea what's going on and don't care, haha. Also, child's pose is 1000% the best pose, and I only ever go to gentle yoga because I can't keep up with anything else! And your wedding hashtag should be "stalkusifyouwant" instead hahaha :D

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  7. Wow, jealous of your lucky streak!! I've NEVER won anything on a blog before! And hear you on the hair - I'm getting mine cut today! So over it!

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  8. I'm with you on the hair cycle. I always chop it, then want it long again, then get annoyed with it and chop it again. The good news is you can chop it after the wedding right? I feel like that's what everyone does (even though my BF would probably cry if I chopped it again). Also, I loved that graphic about sports interviews! hahahaha too funny.

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  9. Yay for a wedding hashtag! I can't wait to see pictures!!!!

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  10. I seroiusly LOVE hot yoga! I haven't been in forever because my membership ran out but I loved it SO much. Best workout ever.
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  11. I always joke that my favorite yoga pose is the corpse pose (but it really is) :)

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  12. I totally am going to stalk your wedding hashtag. I love when couples do that. Such a fun way for you to see everyones pictures from the day that you'd otherwise miss out on :)

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  13. Wow what a lucky streak! Can't believe the big day is less than a month away! :)

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  14. Seriously.....you are so lucky!! You should have come to Vegas with me!! :) AHHHHH and I am squealing on the inside for your fitting tomorrow!!! SOOO exciting

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  15. I was actually wondering if anyone actually won those Goodreads ones- I've been trying for years! I think you should definitely play the lottery- hey, ya never know! And I know what you mean about the hair cycles. Though I got mine chopped off in March and then didn't actually try to style it until like 2 weeks ago because it was just too short and annoying! Yay for getting the application notarized and mailed!

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  16. Your #whataresports hashtag made me laugh at myself. Last night, I watched a replay of the Astros v. Rangers baseball game (even though I knew the Astros ended up losing, I still watched it because I don't get to see the Astros on Australian tv too often).

    You definitely need to buy a lottery ticket with your winning streak. I mean, c'mon, that would be a great wedding gift if you won :)

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  17. definitely play the lottery! you'd so win. also you're definitely moving out the alphabet R to D! sorry I know I'm weird like that. when I married kyle I dropped a few letters in the alphabet.

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  18. I love that sports picture! I don't know much about football at all so I'd probably be asking the same thing, haha. I don't know the name of that pose either but that is one of my favorite ways to stretch! I feel you on the hair thing too... I want to change the color for the fall & definitely need to get my split ends trimmed! Are you going to keep your hair long for the wedding or cut it before?

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  19. So excited to stalk your wedding! ;) I don't think I knew the rule about throwing backwards and if you asked me what sports I know about, I would say that football is one. Oops!!! My foot slides in tree pose too;)

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  20. I am TOTALLY stalking your wedding hashtag, I love weddings!

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  21. You're like my twin from the other side of the world.
    My hair is doing the same as yours these days - and I'm in a love hate relationship with long hair. Love it when I don't have it, hate it when I do. It's long these days and I am seriously thinking of the chop for the summer (I just don't want to have to style short hair every day).

    Will totally be stalking your wedding!! Can't wait!!

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  22. So glad you shared your wedding hashtag can't wait to see all your pretty pics!! Good luck at the final fitting tomorrow! That's so exciting! Love that you opened a joint checking account, that is SO grown up, I agree!

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  23. 1. I want your top and your sweater. In fat girl sizes, obviously. Someone once told me that you should try on 3-4 of the same size at a store because they will all fit differently and it's a total pain in the ass but SO true.

    2. I want you to know I expect full wedding details and reporting on this blog. Because I will forget the hashtag and I don't want to be the loser who doesn't know what's going on.

    3. I need to get my hair cut. And re colored. I got highlights in it... like two years ago? People keep thinking I just got my hair done in an ombre and it's like, no- this is my "too poor to get it fixed" style. :/

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  24. Hahaha you are so right about opening a joint account feeling so adult-like! Everything sounds like it's coming together!

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