A few more than 3 cheers-es-es… (sp?)

I find I often use this blog as a means of bitching, so I figure it’s about time to raise my glass to the finer points in life. Because while the shit may fly, sometimes it hits the guy behind ya, you knowwhatImean Vern?

*Please imagine these “cheers” as being of the beer or shot variety. You know, the kind where you raise your glass, then tap it on the table before you take a sip. The other night my friends and I made the mistake of doing the “table tap” with a glass of champagne, and it just didn’t feel right.

Cheers to fall. And more specifically October. Tis one of the two months of the year where the weather is nearly perfect round these here parts. I love everything about fall. I love watching the trees change, I love not sweating my ass off when sitting on the porch, and I even like “watching” a football game every once in a while. Also, my hair seems to do particularly well in this fine weather.

Cheers to Halloween. Halloween, though it technically could fall under the larger umbrella of fall, is so awesome that it deserves its own cheers. In fact, some people really get into  decorating their houses for Christmas, but I would really like to push the less popular trend of decorating houses for Halloween. How great would it be to drive around looking at scary decorations? I’m thinking if you really put your heads together with your neighbors, every neighborhood could be like a giant Haunted house.  I also really love carving pumpkins. Scrap that. I like to watch as other, craftier people carve the pumpkins, but I like to be the one who pulls out all of the gunk.

Cheers to socks. I am the queen of flip flops, but there is nothing like the feeling of putting on a pair of fuzzy socks, a pair of sweats, and curling up under a cozy blanket. It’s finally the time of year where I don’t break out into upper lip sweat from just looking at socks.

Cheers to the Backstreet Boys. I’m not really a fan, but I have to give these boys some props for their comeback effort. I haven’t listened to pop music in years, but there is a little bitty section in the left corner of my heart that still has some boy band love. I really really had a thing for NSYNC, but I guess The Backstreet Boys is the next best thing. Plus, there is something about old guys singing and dancing like they are still in their late teens/early twenties that just makes me smile.

Cheers to New Kids On the Block. Because I can.

Cheers to getting to dress like a zombie. Ok, I realize I am getting a little specific here, but I  feel it’s my duty to  give these things the justice they deserve. Respect, people. I know most girls (and some boys I know) like to dress a little slutty for Halloween. I understand the logic behind it. It is after all, the only day of the year where you can go out scantily dressed without people actually thinking you are a hoe. I think it might be my upbringing, (I was started on horror movies at a very young age) but Halloween just isn’t as fun unless I dress scary.

Last year I was Regan Macneil from The Exorcist

Last year I was Regan Macneil from The Exorcist

I thought I had more pics on-line of Halloween costumes past, but I guess I deleted them. All you have to know is that I was pretty much dead or possessed for the last few years. This year my friends and I are dressing up as Ghouls Gone Wild. I asked my roommate J. how I should make scary saggy boobs for the costume, and he told me I should just go without a bra. Thanks friend.

Cheers to yummy beer. Can I raise a glass of what I’m drinking, to what I’m drinking? Sure I can. YAYYYYYYY beer! There is something about the weather change that really makes a beer more appealing.

The best beer in Texas... or at least the cheapest.

The best beer in Texas... or at least the cheapest.

Cheers to good music on long walks outside. I know I’ve may have taken this “fall” thing a little far, but it really has been amazing. I get so sick of working out at the gym with all those chode heads, so it has been a really nice change to take advantage of the 9 mile trail by my house. Never mind that I will probably never be able to go all 9 miles without dying. Still, there is something to be said for walking outdoors, watching families play football and seeing all the cute puppy dogs. Yesterday I saw a guy on a bike whose bra was clearly visible through his white t-shirt. Yes, I saw a guy wearing a bro. That was possibly the best thing I’ve seen all month, but I don’t really see the problem with it. If ya got em’, support em’! I have to also raise my hand to good music on this one. There are certain songs that I literally have to stop myself from skipping along to. One of my favorites to work out to lately is Umphrey’s Mcgee.



Cheers to old friends. I absolutely love my friends. Last weekend, my friend LA cleaned out her closet and gave me 7 pairs of Banana Republic pants that she has grown out of, and a pair of Sevens jeans. I literally didn’t have any pants to wear this winter, and she has saved my life. The company she works for, Philip Stein, is also announcing their sleep bracelet today which I am really excited about. You’ll have to google it yourself for the details, but from what I hear- it is a bracelet that has been compared to ambien in its ability to help you get some zzzzz. Doesn’t seem possible, but we shall see.  It was so nice to catch up last weekend with people who I haven’t seen in a while.

My friend Moops has recently been reading this a little more often, and I think he deserves a shout out. Don’t tase me for this, bro.

Ohhhhh... the moment you realize the shirt you tried to steal has Carebears on it.

Ohhhhh... the moment you realize the shirt you tried to steal has Carebears on it.

Cheers to new friends. I’m talking to you, fellow bloggers and people of the internet. I am really beginning to love this part of my life. You have made me laugh so many times in the last few weeks, and I am really enjoying this new journey!

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  • thatkindofgirl

    Oh man, all great things to be getting pumped about! Just reading this post made me want to put on my warmest, wooliest socks and take a long autumnal walk. Or, y'know. Get tanked on pumpkin beers.

    Also, I have no clue why, but for some reason reading this post got the LFO song “Summer Girls” stuck in my head, for which: NO CHEERS FOR YOU! (Okay, actually, secret guilty cheers.)

  • http://microcows.blogspot.com/ Elliott

    Mmmmm, beer. Of course, I will freely admit that Lone Star tastes of rodent squeezings, and I heartily prefer Shiner, but chacun son gout, y'all. Oh, and there's nothing better than new socks. Love them.

  • lralln9

    I would also like to cheers my long lost furry blanket which would be great on one of those aforementioned autumn nights. Thief.

  • CandiceW

    Cheers to all 'o dat! I'm glad somebody out there lives Hallowen as much as I do. Or as much as this guy does: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/newfoundland-labrador/

  • http://twitter.com/insomniaclolita Andhari Sidharta

    fall, friends and halloween. I love them, they're best combined together:)

  • http://thepqnation.com/showandtell Jaime

    Let me just tell you that I'm so disappointed I didn't get to see NKOTB in concert this year at Mohegan Sun. I'm TOTALLY going next year, because one concert is NEVER enough….

  • CarissaJaded

    oh I went last year and it was so freaking awesome! I hadn't had so much fun at a concert since the last NKOTB concert I went to!

  • CarissaJaded

    Cheers to that!

  • CarissaJaded

    Oh Candice that, was awesome. Now I know I really need to get creative!

  • CarissaJaded

    You will never get that back, so just stop trying!

  • http://belleandnel.blogspot.com/ Belle

    Mmmmm I feel like maybe I stole your body and wrote this post. I love love love fall in Texas… and walking my dog in fall… and eating on cool patio restaurants in the fall… and fall this fall that. Cheers to you!

  • CarissaJaded

    I prefer Sam Adams, but Lonestar bottles have the trivia thing on the bottle cap-so I opt for that if its available. Who am i kidding? I drink any kind of beer. Even keystone!

  • CarissaJaded

    Oh that song. Oh I miss it. And now it's in my head too. Thanks! (I didn't mean that sarcastically…”New kids on the block had lots of hits…”

  • http://thepqnation.com/showandtell Jaime

    I went last year too! I was supposed to go this year and bought the tickets, but had to give them both to my cousin because my little brother's graduation was the same night. Priorities, eh?

  • thatkindofgirl

    Ohhhhh! NKOTB! That's what had me thinking of Summer Girls in your entry! I knew there must be some reason, but I totally missed that connection.

  • CarissaJaded

    Cheers to you mate! TX fall is amazing! Though most probably wouldnt even consider it “fall.”

  • http://www.theinternalmakeover.com/ kathryn

    All great things to drink to! I took a shot to every single one…..

    now….what were we twalking abuoout???

  • CandiceW

    I think it's particularly hilarious that no one tried to help the girl…

  • CandiceW

    I think it's particularly hilarious that no one tried to help the girl…