CGB: hilarious y'all!

Have y'all been watching CGB on ABC? Because if you haven't? Watch it.

No, shut up, go set your DVR right this moment.  Because this shit is hilarious. HILARIOUS. And the best part? Even if you don't have TV (like this pretty girl) you can watch it on the interwebz! ABC's website here.

And while I do love me some jokes about Dallas I think the show is great for perfect for everyone whoe loves great outfits, jokes about bitchy women, and Kristen Chenowith.

I'm not really a "laugh out loud at the tv" kind of person.  But GCB makes me snort with laughter.

Seriously. Listen, watch, and laugh... Go take those 45 minute as the best escape of your week.

Trust me, it's way more uplifting than watching intervention.  And this way we can talk about if we hate Carleen or not!

the new life

Hello loves!

So, I thought you all might like the scoop about the secret life I've been living since moving back to the US.  (And by secret I mean just not completely and totally exposed on the internet)  I've been working for about a month at an amazing restaurant.

(see that peak up there? that's my new "office")

I'm not sure if work would care if I openly blogged about work but I don't want to risk it, nor do I want to talk to HR about my online ramblings. And honestly I don't want to talk to HR because that seems like a lot of work.  I'm lazy, deal with it. 

So, I'll be keeping the exact location of where I'm living and working a little bit of a secret.  But, to be vague about it, I work in a small resort town in the mountains in the Mid-Atlantic.  While it's small there are luckily lots of cute shops, galeries, and of course internet access to keep me occupied. And the area is AMAZING.  All of these shots were taken to and from my daily drive to work!




At the restaurant I make salads, cold appetizers, and desserts.  It's a great first culinary job because it's hard to really screw up a salad. So far I love working in the kitchen, my coworkers are so much fun, and my boss is great.  I'll sneak some pictures at work soon so you can check out my creations.

All pictures were taken with my new and beloved iPhone via Instagram.  Join in on the fun with me on Instagram! My user name is merh924 or if you don't have an iphone you can check out my daily photos here on the interwebz.

Happy weekend y'all!

Oh heyyyyy

I know, it's been like a year, or a few months--whatever, since I posted.  A lot of shit happened...

So where was I last, the Philippines? So Chris and I traveled through several more countries (Thailand, Laos, Cambodia) and had an amazing time and I took several hundred photos.

But, things were changing, I wanted to get back to real life. I wanted to actually use my culinary schooling.  I truly wanted a job.  I wanted to be a real person with a real job not just some fuck-about who was traveling the world. However, at the same time I felt like this giant loser, since I've started this blog how many changes have you seen me go through? It all includes working as a pre-school teacher, traveling Europe, being depressed and lonely in Chicago, going to culinary school in Charlotte, and traveling through Asia.  I feel like my newsfeed was filling up with friends who were actually doing stuff.  And by stuff I mean getting jobs, having weddings, and popping out babies.  And what did I have to show for the years since graduating from SMU? A really full passport and a resume filled with college credentials?

Lame sauce. That's it y'all. Lame sauce.

So. Instead of traveling for another year I bit the bullet and took an amazing job opportunity back in the US of A.

So here I am.  Back in 'merica. I'm going back to shopping at Walmart. I'm being told that the food I make at work is "purdy" (direct quote from a co-worker tonight).

So here it is. I'm back. I'm living in the middle of of rural America working at an amazing restaurant.

And you know what? I love it. It may not be international, but it's amazing.

So I'm back. And game on.