Today is a dreary day in Findlay, Ohio, so here is some sunshine! Also, so far this week I have had too many people not get my jokes or take them too seriously. Hopefully you're a little lighter than my previous audience so far!
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Yes. My first rugby game was amazing. Who knew so much aggression could be bottled up in this little, [currently] blonde lady? For all of the people who just laughed or rolled their eyes at that . . . you know the look I'm giving you.
The stats (as far as anyone cared to record) : Ashland 15 – Findlay 25. I scored 2 tries, worth 5pts each. Countless tackles, rucks, and scrums. Hoorah! Post-game excitement doesn't quite show how miserable I felt about 10min in to the first half. However, the pain of not being able to breathe is quickly overcome by the thrill of throwing your opponent to the ground, or being smashed to the dirt yourself.
It makes me do this every time:
So. Here are a few amazing pictures and ads I found for rugby, and then after the line are some pictures that were taken at the game of me so that you can share in my excitement.
Rugby is a hooligans game played by gentlemen. - Winston Churchill
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
With 3 weeks of school already done I think I'm in the groove of class. I have, however, started to get an itch for more adventure and travel again. On the bright side (incredible bright, in fact, you could even saying it is blindingly optimistic) I have joined Findlay's rugby team! I have been so excited about it that for the past few weeks I have been able to talk about little more than how awesome practices are. Our first game is actually this weekend, so you can expect an update next week about how hard I got rocked.
In light of this great news, I have a fun project to share with you. As part of my gear for the team I had to purchase some cleats, so I went to Walmart, bought a pair for just $15. Then the unthinkable happened: my friend asked me to spray paint his cleats for him. If you can just imagine me slapping my palm to my forehead, then you know my reaction. Why didn't I think of that!? I spray paint everything! So, naturally, I stole the idea and applied it to my own shoes in my own fashion.
Here are the results.
What do you think? I love them. I think it is really key that if you do this to your own shoes you leave the sole the original color otherwise you run the risk of them looking homemade. This actually turned out far better than I expected; the paint didn't chip or scratch off the next practice, and it didn't look all plastic.
Now I'm working on my friend's cleats and they're posing a few more difficulties. The paint wasn't really grabbing the material like it had on mine. I think the brand of paint really makes a difference. For mine I used Rustoleum, and for my friend's we decided on Krylon. The Krylon didn't want to play nicely so I just painted over the material with a white that would stick first (Rustoleum brand).
Let me know if you try this yourself and how it turns out!
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Though less celebrated than ladies fashion, mens style seems to be making a comeback. Maybe I'm mistaken, but it seems like we have turned away from the “styles” that called for less upkeep, and are moving back toward men that do their hair in the morning, and that put more than work out clothes on every day. There is a part in the classic movie, Clueless, where Cherdescribes “90s guys” perfectly, making fun of their baggy jeans and of covering up their “greasy hair” with a ball cap.
I don't think there should be so much heat between the guys who claim to represent class, versus the guys who claim to have swag. If you're polished and stylish, it's probably attractive to the type of girl you like so who gives a hoot?
Monday, September 3, 2012
To celebrate the approaching fall fashion season, I have rounded up a few of my favorite fall looks. I'm really looking forward to getting out all of my cold weather clothing on the 30th per Martha Stewart's instructions on her website calendar. Laugh all you want, but that woman knows what's up when it comes to homemaking.