Wise Words Wednesday – Drink Your H20

I’m currently dying.

But actually. The struggle is real.

Yesterday’s birthday festivities were so fun, but deciding that I would drink that last glass of wine was probably not the best life choice.

I skipped out of work early (with my boss’s blessing, btw) and decided to head to my apartment building’s pool. Of course I invited a couple friends and they brought wine, champagne and orange juice.

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perfect day for a good ol’ fashion pool party

Now, this would have been a super classy affair if not for one thing I forgot: glasses.

So we went back to our college days, or, rather, I went back to my college days, since those girls are still in school. We were just drinking straight from both bottles of champagne and orange juice, making makeshift mimosas.

I know, we’re some classy broads.

And because I didn’t bring glasses for mimosas, that means I didn’t have glasses for the wine either. So, you guessed it, we drank that straight from the bottle too.

I know you’re sitting here thinking, “These girls are perfect! How can we date them?!” Well, cool your jets, peeps because we are loving the single life.

But here’s where the Wise Words come in: drink water. Drink allllllllllll the water. Because then you can avoid wine hangovers with a headache that’ll knock you on your back.

So it’s a struggle this morning, but coffee helps so so much too. So drink allllllllllll the coffee too.

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Even with how sick I feel today, I wouldn’t change a thing about yesterday. It was the perfect golden birthday and I’m so lucky to have family and friends that make it so amazing.

Until next time,

C. Brooks

Bets and Birthdays

Goooooood morning all!

I just wanted to give an update with how long my apartment stayed clean…

4 days!!

I did laundry last night and I just didn’t have the drive or gumption to fold it. I’d even contemplate hiring someone to fold and put it all away for me, but I’m just a bit more broke than I’d like to be at the moment.

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Who’s coming to help fold?

It’s not going to get folded today either because it’s my birthday and you get to do what you want. So, I want to not fold my two weeks worth of laundry. It looks just fine on my couch. 🙂

I’ll keep you updated about the birthday shenanigans, but until then, I’ve got to keep at it because I didn’t take vacation today.

Hope you all have great days!

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It pays to have nice coworkers! 🙂

Until next time,

C. Brooks

Messy Girls Anonymous…They have that, right?

In lieu of any social plans, last night I decided to clean my apartment.

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It’s really unfortunate.

And when I say, “clean my apartment,” I don’t mean the kind of clean that happens 10 minutes before someone comes over. I mean actually clean; vacuumed floors, laundry folded and every single dish washed kind of clean.

I was sleeping with a pile of clean clothes on my bed for, like, a week. A week!! This is why I don’t have a boyfriend. I need all the extra room in my bed for piles of clean clothes.

I hope my mother doesn’t want grandchildren someday, because her daughter’s an absolute mess.

Now here’s the actual hard part: keeping it clean.

Every damn time I clean my apartment, I think, “Now, C, you’ve got to keep things tidy and start putting things away when you take them out.”

However, I must have missed that day in kindergarten. I never put anything away after I take it out. I’m a piler. I just pile shit on top of other shit and then it turns into a nice tall organized mess.

I am stopping the cycle though. Today is a new day! I can take on any challenge! I am my own worst enemy! Whatever.

Seriously though, who wants to take bets on how long it lasts?

I’ve got $5 on two days.

Until next time,

C. Brooks

Wise Words Wednesday – Twofer!

Happy Wed-nes-day!!

Or at least that’s how I say it in my head when I type it. 🙂

I missed last week’s Wise Words Wednesday, so I’m giving y’all a twofer today! #blessed

First up:

Ice cream chaosI was feeling a bit badass yesterday, so I decided to just go with the feeling and buy ice cream on my trip to the grocery store. And to be more specific, I bought ice cream in a cone with a hard chocolate shell, sprinkled with peanuts. Yes, that’s right, I bought a big ol’ box of Drumsticks, betches.

At least I’ll be happy when I’m fat.

But seriously, this is the ultimate summer treat to me and it automatically puts me in a good mood. I have no idea what it is about ice cream, but once it hits your mouth, you automatically feel better about life.

Life is short: eat the ice cream, buy the shoes and date the bad boy.

Which brings us to the second set of Wise Words and one final thought for y’all:

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Enjoy your Wednesdays, folks, and until next time,

C. Brooks

Things You Could Do Instead

There’s like a flip that’s switched after a first date, I swear.

You go into the date like, “I just hope this isn’t painful.” And after you leave him, and you actually have fun, you decide you like him.

But only, like, a little bit. Nothing crazy.

Still, you wonder when he’ll text you to plan the next time you’ll meet up.

You totally weren’t invested in this shit that much before the date. But after, you’re just too excited about the boy, so you put your phone on loud and will him to send you something.

Anything.

It could be the freaking Bat Signal for all you care.

Still nothing? Crap.

I’ve fallen into this trap many a times before, so I’ve devised a list of things you can do instead of waiting and willing for him to give you the green light.

1. Clean your apartment.

2. Organize your sock drawer.

3. Figure out how Kim Kardashian does her favorite selfie pout.

4. Proceed to take 40 selfies to find one good one to post.

5. Go through your old high school photos on Facebook and delete all of the embarrassing photos that were once seen as ‘cute’ and ‘freaking hilarious’ because I can assure you they are no longer ‘cute’ or ‘freaking hilarious.’

4. Find some string and make a friendship bracelet for your BFF. Hey, girl, hey!

5. Learn how to sew on a button. Because that shit is useful, that’s why.

6. Take your dog for a walk. No dog? Imagine you have one and go for a walk.

7. Call your mom. Lord knows she’s got something she’s been meaning to tell you.

8. Organize your pantry without eating anything from it in the process. #selfcontrol #HBIC

9. Take out your computer to work remotely.

10. Put the computer back into your bag; you know you aren’t going to do any work at a time like this.

11. Go through your iPhone and delete your unused apps. Why keep the Drink Counter? You’re out of college, sober up enough to count your own damn drinks.

12. Cut all your split ends –and don’t pretend like you don’t have ’em. Literally everyone does. Ugh.

13. Remember all the starving people in the world. Buck up, kiddo, people have worse situations than you.

14. Watch a couple episodes of Friends to do away with the guilt trip I’ve just put you on.

15. Remind yourself that it’s only been one date. Cool it, lady. You got this. Go live your fabulous life and when you come back, there will probably be a carrier pigeon waiting for you with his plans to meet up.

Hey, it could happen. 😉

Until next time,

C. Brooks

Favorite Things – Charleston Shoe Company

Hey peeps!

I hope your weekends were as lovely as you all are, and even if they weren’t, it’s a new week that will eventually turn into a weekend, so you can try again. You know, the sun’ll come out tomorrow and all that jazz.

Anywho, I realized I haven’t done a Favorite Thing in quite some time, so now is as good of a time as any!

My favorite thing this week are my Charleston shoes from the small, but oh-so adorable Charleston Shoe Company.

Harbor in nude (L) and Telfair in black (R)

Seriously, y’all, these shoes are my favorite. I love that I’ve finally found comfortable heels and I love all the compliments I get while wearing them.

They’re at a bit of a steeper price tag ($100-$150), but they’re totally worth every penny. The shoes are not only comfortable, but they come in just about every color and pattern and heel height.

I like to think of them as my ‘training heels.’ You know how you have training bras for the little tweeny boppers to help them gradually build up to the actual bras? Well, I feel like these were the perfect training heels because I used to be all about the flats and couldn’t walk in heels worth a damn. I looked about as solid on my heels as a newborn calf trying to stand up and walk for the first time.

Then I was strolling down King Street in Charleston and found Charleston Shoe Company. My first pair were the nude wedges pictured and they’re still my favorite shoes two years later.

Once I put these heels though, I felt like the sexiest woman who ever put on a pair of shoes. I could strut with the best of them and give Carrie Bradshaw a run for her money.

Another fun fact is that they don’t have all the colors and patterns on their website, for the sheer fact that it would be too many options, but if you get into contact with them, they can find and custom make the shoes of your desires.

Seriously, go get yourself a pair. If you love your feet for all the kick ass things they do for you–walking, running, being the endposts to your beautiful legs, do yourself a favor and get them comfortable and adorable footwear.

I do send my deepest apologies to your bank accounts though. 🙂

Until next time,

C. Brooks

Wise Words Wednesday – Blow Your Own Mind

G’day mates!

You know that time when you go to your blog and realize you haven’t written a post in a week? Well, that’s what happened to me this morning. Oops.

But a wise woman once said, “I never look back, darling. It distracts from the now,” and by “wise woman” I mean Edna Mode from The Incredibles. 

So I get my inspirational quotes from Disney movies, whatever.

However, today’s Wise Words are not from Disney, mostly because Disney often frowns upon swear words, but y’all know like to throw ’em in there from time to time to keep things real. I know that some people are against swearing in general, but this is life. People swear and there are still two workdays left after today. The world’s an imperfect place.

Anywho, today’s Wise Words are…

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Because sometimes you just have to do something that you never thought you would do.

Go crazy!

Go skydiving, book a flight to a place you’ve always wanted to go and just go or take charge during a meeting and make your opinions heard. Or, you can always start small and maybe say no to the donut in the break room that’s been staring at you for the past hour…and it’s maple glazed…

Whatever it is, just do something to make yourself think, “Wow, did I really just do that?”

Life is for being bold because, as much as it pains me to say this, life is not just meant for ongoing Netflix marathons. Step out of your cozy zone and do something different!

Plus, if you’ve blown your own damn mind, chances are, you’ve blown someone else’s too.

Now, go forth and blow them all away.

Until next time,

C. Brooks