Wednesday, October 5, 2011

life lessons

Just some little lessons I've learned recently.
Thought I'd pass on the pearls of wisdom. 


Blowing extra large bubbles may result in sticky gum inside your nostrils.


Be one step ahead of the game and detach the smoke detector when it's time to cook dinner. 


Not getting a lollipop after being so brave during a flu shot is a serious problem.


No matter how satisfied you are with your current blog design, you'll soon want a new one.


 Clicky pens are near impossible to avoid clicking at inappropriate (quiet) times. 


Finally discovering the perfect shampoo, conditioner, and blow dryer combo for your hair probably feels as victorious as scaling Mt. Everest. 
Probably.


While filling my car's tank, 
the gentleman at pump 4:

"That's a neat dress but it looks kinda restrictive.
...Like you couldn't jump over a hurdle or anything in that." 

Gas pump small talk:
it's best to just not engage. 

44 comments:

L!$@ said...

Cute pics :D Always awkward talking to people while pumping petrol...should be avoided at all costs!

Rae Veda said...

Haha. I love the gass pump small-talk. I try to avoid that at all costs. I can relate to your bubble gum blowing though! HA! xo, rv

http://aneclecticheap.blogspot.com/

Courtney said...

Please share your shampoo/conditioner/blow dryer combo! I'm currently on the hunt and always like to hear recommendations :)

Emmy said...

When I was young, bubble-blowing once resulted in gum stuck on my nose for a week. And that's no exaggeration.
I now bring my own bag of DumDum's the doctor's.
Clicky pens are more addictive then drugs.
I'd love to meet the gentleman at pump 4.

shannon*bear said...

Our smoke detectors drove us craaazy! We disconnected them a few weeks after we moved in and they've been down since. I love it when men try to comment on our fashion choices, they're hilarious!

xo S

just enough foolishness said...

Blog design! Its so true. I'll keep still for a while, but then- BAM!- I'm all antsy for it to look different. And I think pens in general are at fault for the majority of awkward, quiet moment, situations. I always drop/fling/explode/click them at just that moment.

wildchild said...

ha i definitely take down the smoke detector too. dang things, trying to save our lives.

and i'm slowly working at finding the perfect hair trifecta too. except mine is shampoo/conditioner/curl gel stuff. what an adventure.

andddd i think it's so funny when boys comment on women's fashion. i woulda been like oh really cause i just won a hurdle contest before i came here and then enjoyed every little part of his very confused face. ha

Erin said...

Love this post! Ha ha...gas stations are always interesting places...that and airports for some reason... Hmmm..I know what you mean with clickable pens! :)

Carrie said...

Loved this post! And I hear you on the blog design thing...I just started blogging in the last couple of months and I've already changed it...a few times!!

My Songbook said...

haha oh my gosh, the gas pump man has me laughing. Why would he say that? So wierd. I think non-gay men should never try to explain, or comment on, women's clothing. It is always awkward.

Breanna said...

So hilarious and SO TRUE!

Valerie said...

Our smoke detector goes off just about every time I make dinner - and I'm not even burning things! At least...I don't think I am. And my husband still eats it...

Young and Fabulous said...

I HEAR YOU on the no lolipop thing...I wish we still got them. It was a tragedy when I would go to the doctors and they had switched from lolipops to stickers..NOT COOl.

Oh and you look gorgeous in those bubble gum pics!

sincerely,
your fellow pen clicky clicker

Erin said...

Yes to all of these, but especially to the shampoo + conditioner + blow dryer thing.

Cara said...

"That's a neat dress but it looks kinda restrictive.
...Like you couldn't jump over a hurdle or anything in that."

BAHAHAHA.
That sould totally be in a movie.
WOW.

Jenna said...

Um, "Hi, cute shirt on cute Sam."

Jenny said...

ha. now i need to see a picture of this hurdle restricting dress! on and please do share the shampoo conditioner magic you discovered. :)

Jessica Wray said...

why do the strangest things occur at gas stations!? One time I saw a lady who a HUGE Bearded Dragon Lizard just chillin on her dashboard like it was no big deal.

cute post :)

Caitlin said...

Love the lollipop thing, haha! Wouldn't that be nice. And what a strange thing for Gas Pump Man to say!

Annie said...

i LOVE these pictures! :) You look so cute!
great life lessons as well. :)

Kristie Price said...

Great pics (I think those earrings are AMAZING) and amazing wisdom pearls :)

Love your witty/clever writing, Sam. Keeps me smiling...and thinking "will this dress allow me to jump hurdles?" Oh, so hilarious.

Vivian said...

I would have to agree with the whole gas pump man conversation but there are exceptions to the rule ( of course) like when they give you a code so that you can get a free movie from the redbox :)

Rachel said...

HAHA! THanks for those wonderful gold nuggets of knowledge. You are too cute!

xo
rachelsayumi.blogspot.com

Julie said...

well of course now you have to share the perfect shampoo/conditioner.

also, your eyeliner looks flawless!

CinnamonInk said...

What is your hair care combo?! You must share now!

-Kate

Libby said...

i have yet to find the perfect shampoo/conditioner/blow dryer combo but i need to! i did find the perfect blow dryer though!

Emma Frances said...

Bahaha! These are the best life lessons! :] I really love the tip to detach the smoke detector when it's time to cook dinner one. I needed that tip! Also, your pictures are adorable! I love your hair and your earrings and your gorgeous face!!

Kristina said...

I couldn't agree with you more about the blog design thing. Happens to me all.the.time.

Mallorie Owens said...

Haha, so true about the blog design...you are always SO in love with the new one, and then once you get used to it you're ready for a new one :)

Kylie said...

I am terrible with clicky pens. I am also terrible with blowing bubbles and popping them all over my face. And today I had a fun encounter with a gentleman at the store. But he didn't comment on my clothing.

e.day said...

love this. thanks for your generous sharing of knowledge.

and weirdly, whenever people talk to me at gas stations i assume they're trying to kidnap or rob me. i take "don't talk to strangers" pretty seriously.

kylee said...

i'm a pen clicker. good thing i stick to pencils in class. why is discovering the perfect shampoo the hardest thing everrr? i am in need of some new good stuff. my hair hates me daily.

Jessica Holly said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who sets off the fire alarm...every time I cook.

Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

ha, these are all so perfect! thanks for the words of wisdom girl!!
xo TJ

Amanda said...

and I bet you were on your way to jump some hurdles down at the track. what a dream killer ;)

Katherine, said...

Love the way you look here so cute! And small talk is always awkward

Marci said...

hahaha! 'Nuf said!

anna said...

these are great lessons! i so agree with 4, 5 and 6.

annnnnd awkward much, dude at the gas pumps? ha. i love it.

Rachael said...

I love what you said about the smoke detector.
I was cooking the other night and the smoke alarm went off after I took something out of the oven. But since I live in an apartment I probably couldn't take it out.
But that's a great, and funny, tip!
And also: the guy at the gas station. A random thing to say, but hey, I never get spoken to at the gas station. So I think that is pretty cool.

Life according to us. said...

Love how you did your hair<3 and the statement about bubble gum, sadly I had to learn that hard way as well. Haha


xoxo -rae

Jessica said...

Definitely agree with the clicky pen observation. I have the same problem. The fiance doesn't get it though?

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sarah nicole said...

Haha! Love these! Thank you for always making me laugh. : )

xo,

Sarah

Lindsey Leitner said...

You look absolutely gorgeous in your pictures!

And very good advice! :)