Saturday, September 29, 2012

Fashion Friday: Twenty First Birthday!

Happy Friday y'all! It has been a booger of a day BUT I'm quickly recovering as I look at these new outfit options for my TWENTY FIRST BIRTHDAY!!!! I'm so beyond excited! Remember while you're looking at these that it will be in the mid to upper 80's for my party and for my birthday dinner (two separate events on two separate days).
Twenty One!

I'm not sure about this top for a night time dinner. I love this top but usually I wear black for dressier night time outings. I really want those shoes (happy birthday to me...)! Love this outfit though.

Well, that's my Southern Soapbox! Hope y'all like it!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Wonky and Woot-tastic Wednesday

Howdy y'all! IT'S WEDNESDAY! I feel like I've worked really hard to get through the first 3 days of this week.

   - Need I explain this one? Thankfully I found a gas station with about 3 miles left to empty. Cuttin' it close! I was, however, 5 minutes late to class. Opps.
   - I had my first government test today. I have NEVER been so nervous about a test in my life, and that's including math tests. My test review, not even complete, was more than 5 pages, handwritten, long. AH.
   - Something died in Ryan's AC vent so we are having a city inspector come look at it because the complex isn't doing anything about it. I had an appointment with the guy for Tuesday... he never showed. I called him, his phone was off. He finally called me back and said they ended up having a meeting SO hopefully he will show up tomorrow morning.

   - I studied for my Government test by the pool! Thankfully, I think all my studying paid off!

   - MY BIRTHDAY IS IN A WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! woot!
   - Monday was my saster's birthday! We had lots of fun and ate YUMMY (like OMG they were amazing) cupcakes. AMAZING! I love you Saster Pants!
   - Just thought I should mention that Prim is awesome! She's soooo sweet and friendly. I love her.

Well, that's my Southern Soapbox! Hope you enjoyed!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Fashion Friday: Fall In Texas

Happy Friday everyone! Here in Texas it is getting cool enough (for now) to actually wear jeans, but not quite cool enough for long sleeves. I put together this little outfit, although it's about to warm back up. The joy of living in Texas.

Fall in Texas

I couldn't decide which shoes to put with it, a problem I frequently have. I'll be putting together some colder weather outfits soon since our weather guy (Pete Delkus) has been talking about SNOOOWWW this winter! Speaking of snow, is it sad that I've only had one white Christmas? Anywho...

That's my Southern Soapbox!!! I hope you liked my outfit!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Fashion Friday: A Turquoise Affair

Good morning everyone! Fashion Friday is BACK (sorry I'm a day late)! Take a look. I hope you enjoy!

Turquoise on the Beach

I absolutely love this outfit! I know, it's fall but here in Texas, and most of the south, we are still having 90 degree days so it might be a while before I start posting outfits with long sleeve shirts (and it's possible that we never get cold enough for long sleeves this year. Welcome to Texas). Since all of these outfits resemble things that I would actually wear, I won't start posting cold weather outfits until I am actually wearing them, or about to start wearing them, unless I decide to change my mind and conform to the rest of the countries climate :P. Anywho, back to the outfit! It's simple, light (very important in Texas), and comfy (very important for me)! The long maxi skirt means you don't have to shave your legs that night although with those strappy sandals you better not have gnarly toes!

Well that's my Southern Soapbox! I hope you enjoyed!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Wonky and Woot-tastic Wednesday

I'm sorry I've been MIA! Between school starting up and begging for a new addition to the family (will explain more in a minute) I've been a little preoccupied! I apologize!

   - waking up at 7am. Yes, I realize for "normal" people that is a "normal" time to wake up. I am not a normal people and it is not a normal time for me. I hate mornings things just look so much more optimistic after 9:00am.
   - I was making hard boiled eggs Monday night so I could eat them for breakfast on Tuesday morning (the morning I had to wake up at 7am). I put the eggs in the pot, turned to water on high to boil and walked away, because a watched pot never boils. Mostly because I didn't want to stand there for 5 minutes waiting for the water to boil. I was going to come back and check them in 15 minutes, 5 minutes for the water to come to a boil and 10 minutes for the eggs to cook. I started watching Harry Potter and got sidetracked. I think the eggs cooked for an extra 20-30 minutes. Long enough for about half an inch of water to evaporate. Thankfully hard boiled eggs are very forgiving and they were still edible.
   - Speaking of Harry Potter... I really do love the HP movies but Goblet of Fire has to be my least favorite. Simply because Robert Pattinson is in it. I really really don't like R-Pats. Please don't write hate mail for that comment.
   - I got some really crummy professors this year. My history professor is ok... his lectures can be hard to follow. My math professor is pretty much useless. I do better going home and teaching myself. My government professor drives me NUTS! First of all, she's very obviously a liberal and makes her opinions about EVERYTHING known, to the point that it seems opposing opinions would be unwelcome. Also, she can be a little hard to follow because she's ADHD and goes off on these long random rants that have nothing to do with anything.... like fantasy football (which I do not understand at all except some guy picked Tony Romo so he's going to loose :D. Cowboys fans please don't hang me).


   - Well, obviously my new hedgehog! I got my sweet little Primrose this past Wednesday. Meet Prim!
   - I'm going to be 21 in less than a month!!! WOOT!
   - I gave Prim a bath AND clipped her nails without her even puffing up! She's awesome.
All I can think of for woot-tastic stuff is Prim-related. I'll spare you all my rants about how completely amazingly adorable she is.

Well, that's my Wonky and Woot-tastic Southern Soapbox! I hope you enjoyed!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Introducing Primrose Stevenson-Bonney

That is Prim, the hedgehog. Yes, hedgehog. I got her this past Wednesday! She is absolutely adorable and I am totally in love and obsessed with my little Prim. She is very very sweet. She will let anyone hold her without "puffing up" and putting her quills up. She loves to explore. I have to put a sheet over my bad so she doesn't get any Prim poo on my blankets. She will take you down for some popcorn. She is about 100 grams (4 ounces, so 1/4 of a pound) and about the length of my hand when she's all stretched out, so about 4.5 inches...ish. She is so well mannered. I was clipping her nails and she actually fell asleep while I was doing it!

Why a hedgehog you ask? Well first of all, look at that face! She's adorable! Also, they are very easy to care for and very very sweet. Surprisingly, hedgies are not related to the porcupine and they are not considered rodents. They are actually classified as a shrew, along with moles. Unlike the porcupine, hedgies quills are not barbed and they cannot "shoot" their quills. When they are scared or feel threatened hedgies curl up in a little ball, similar to the picture above except when they feel threatened the tuck their little heads in too and put all their quills up (she has her quills down in the picture). It is still possible to pick them up when they have all their quills up but it does hurt. Imagine picking up a bunch of very sharp toothpicks. But when she has her quills down, which is most of the time (unless the cat or dog are trying to eat her) it feels like petting a bunch of drinking straws. Unlike rodents, they do not smell and their teeth do not continually grow, so they don't chew on everything like a gerbil or hamster would. Also unlike gerbils, hedgies are much more social with people. However, they do not like other hediges. At all. Often times if you house two hedgies together they will kill each other (which makes me wondering how the whole breeding thing works... I guess they put aside their differences for the sake of the species, I don't know).

I am sure you will all hear more stories about Prim in the near future! I will, hopefully, be taking her to class with me on Friday. She pretty much goes everywhere with me. Except work and food places.
Asleep on the way home from the pet store

Well that's my Southern Soapbox! I hope you enjoyed meeting the newest edition to my family!