random ramblings

Random Ramblings #12

April 25, 2014

We came. We saw. We rambled.

I have no idea how to start this post…


Here’s what’s been happening in my oh so random life:

1. My cousins are awesome. They were slightly offended I had yet to mention them on the blog so here’s your shout-out! My genius cousin (also known as the voice of Arthur’s sister DW #celebrity) came up with the idea to one-up Ellen with a #sederselfie at our Passover Seder. Don’t worry, this was after we said our prayers…and by prayers I mean sang the Passover songs with outrageous hand gestures. Chag Sameach.

seder selfie2. At the seder we were talking about how our Bubby would hang each of our Bat-Miztvah pictures on her wall. Not surprisingly, mine never made it. There is an epic story behind this. Part of the Jewish tradition is forcing your children to chant prayers and take an obscene number of pictures when they are at the peak of their awkwardness. Since I couldn’t hide my unibrow, I made my best attempt to cover up my braces by smiling with my mouth closed. The photographer told me to not bother closing my mouth because he could just photoshop out my braces. Needless to say, neither picture made Bubby’s wall…

bat-mitzvah3. Although neither C nor I celebrate Easter, last week he told me how his Mom used to set up a jelly bean trail to a new lego set every Easter. I decided to recreate it for him this year (minus the lego…trying to encourage him to grow up) and he was so excited he ate the beans off the floor. Neither of us can remember who last cleaned the floors eeeeek.

Jelly Beans4. One of my favourite “de-stressing” activities is to colour. The other week I had all Saturday afternoon off so I did just that. All we had on hand were coloured pencils though. The verdict? I like crayons better. I also pronounce it “CRAY-ON”, and you should too.

colouring5. I have a very real fear of old food. I can’t handle anything that might come close to being mouldy. Well, not-so-conveninetly, I left a few failed cookies in our cookie jar, Louman and totally forgot about them. Poor Louman needed a bath. After finally convincing C that he would need to be the one to clean him, I came into the room to find that C had given him a beard. I nearly peed myself. Please tell me I’m not the only person who finds this hilarious.

loumanFavourite de-stressing activity? Did you experience some majorly awkward teenage years?


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    Gina @ Health, Love, and Chocolate
    April 25, 2014 at 5:08 am

    Awkward pretty much sums up the intros to all of my posts. The jelly bean picture is just plain hilarious. Have a wonderful weekend!

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    Aimee @Healthy Petite
    April 25, 2014 at 5:32 am

    I am impressed by your Bat-Mitzvah pictures! I wish I had some really awkward school photos, but I somehow managed to avoid them! Although my driver’s license and student ID make me look like I’ve just received some really bad news… And I also love to colour! It’s so relaxing and really satisfies the inner control freak in me (stay within the lines!). I have a thing with old food too – to the point where if I know something in a container in the fridge is a few days old, I’ll chuck the container out because I don’t want to open the lid in case it smells bad. Just don’t tell my Mum (;

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    meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles
    April 25, 2014 at 6:27 am

    Ha – you know I love to color. I like crayons over the color-pencils too. You need a Lisa Frank coloring book.

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    Kelly @ Kelly Runs for Food
    April 25, 2014 at 6:38 am

    I had some major ’80s bangs basically until college, but I had no idea how awkward they were. My favorite de-stressing activity is napping. Or sitting outside with a book or magazines with the pets!

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    Arman @ thebigmansworld
    April 25, 2014 at 6:52 am

    HEY DW!

    I need that photo of you on my non existent mantlepiece.

    Okay, as my screensaver, iphone background photo and ID for work.

    De-Stress- Vent to you. Actually, that’s kinda stressful. Speaking of which….another vent monster needed.

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    Becky @ Olives n Wine
    April 25, 2014 at 7:49 am

    Oh god, I was the awkward queen. My hair was nasty frizzy, I didn’t know how to wear makeup, and my fashion sense… ugh, that embarrassment is worth death! I think your photo is super cute actually! For having curls, you definitely knew how to do them in your early teen years 🙂

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    Sam @ Better With Sprinkles
    April 25, 2014 at 7:55 am

    I think we all have those super awkward pictures hidden around somewhere…mine can be described as awkward thanks to hair that was determined to believe that we were in the 80s (aka: big and poofy for no apparent reason). And I love the picture of C eating jellybeans off the floor. Sometimes, you just need jellybeans…

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    Suzanne @ hello, veggy!
    April 25, 2014 at 7:59 am

    Your related to children’s TV show celebrities!?! Can I get an autograph (yours too, of course)?

    I am glad to see you colouring with CRAY-ONs. I didn’t realize there was another way to pronounce it…

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    Ang @ Nutty for Life
    April 25, 2014 at 8:22 am

    Hahahah you’re adorbs. That picture kills me. Can we just swap embarrassing kid photos all day?! It would be a laugh fest. Also the owl is great. Happy Friday! Two weeks til I visit….!!!!

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    Jess @ dearhealthyness
    April 25, 2014 at 8:22 am

    Louman looks gorgeous!! haha
    teenage years… They are filled with memories and oh.so.much.embarrasing moments… I’d rather enjoy the cool memories xD

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    Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl
    April 25, 2014 at 8:35 am

    Your ram kings just put a huge smile on my face! Love the owl cookie jar and I think we all had that awkward phase! Have a great weekend!!

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    Erin @ The Almond Eater
    April 25, 2014 at 8:35 am

    Of course it’s pronounced CRAY-ON…. no but really I don’t know how else to say it? Hhha crayin perhaps? I really like that picture of you btw. Cutie patootie.

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    Leslee @ Her Happy Balance
    April 25, 2014 at 9:25 am

    The amount of awkward I was at age 12 should never have to be endured by anyone. I am SO HAPPY that hormones even out. I have no idea how I had any friends back then, so I feel ya. I totally had a unibrow until 7th grade too. It grew overnight in 6th grade and I didn’t realize it was unacceptable for an entire year lol.

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    Gabby @ the veggie nook
    April 25, 2014 at 9:45 am

    I honestly don’t see anything wrong with your pics, braces or not. I’m confused? haha

    Oh man the jelly bean pic and Louman. YES.

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    Lindsay @ Shiny Love Affair
    April 25, 2014 at 9:46 am

    You’re related to DW?! I am not worthy. Coolest news I’ve heard all day!

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    Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health
    April 25, 2014 at 9:56 am

    i was awkward for a very long time..i cringe looking at those pictures.

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    April 25, 2014 at 11:29 am

    I was a Hippie-Punk in my Teenage years. I smoked cigarettes, weed, shisha and I got drunk on cheap peach-wine which I then threw up in front of a strangers house. I think somewhere there are pics of that time but I feel very intimidated to dig them out.

    I wanna hang out with you and C. You guys are hilarious. Shall we meet in Berlin?

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    April 25, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    I don’t think anyone is allowed to escape the teenage years without looking awkward. Braces were the worst! Ahhh these kids today and their invisaligns!

    I love your Seder selfie!

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    Megan @ The Skinny-Life
    April 25, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    Ugh I had the most awkward teenage years and I would never go back. I also had braces for five years and my teeth are still not straight. I like to shop to de-stress or go for a long walk.

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    Amanda @ .running with spoons.
    April 25, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    I was looking through colouring books when I was in the grocery store the other days no didn’t end up buying one because none of the gem met my criteria. Yes, I have criteria. Yes, I love to colour. And NO to coloured pencils — cray-ons all the way.

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    April 25, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    I eat food off the floor on the regular.

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    Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen
    April 25, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    Oh girl, I was awkward from the age of 9 until 19…. nope, wait, I’m still awkward.

    Wait, you cousin was the voice of DW?!? That is so awesome! I was the biggest Arthur nerd and watched it until an age well past the normal age to stop watching it hahaha.

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    April 25, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    DYING AT THE OWL BEARD. So funny! C is just THE BEST (but we’ve already gone through that). I was so awkward in my teens – specifically 19 was sadly my most awkward year. I had the worst hair-cut. Go creep my old FB prof pics or any from Italy summer 2008 – SUCH A BAD LIFE CHOICE.

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    April 25, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    When I was in elementary school I had a haircut for like 5 years that looked like this guy…


    The berries and cream guy..HAHAHA! Oh man, the pictures on the wall forever haunt me.

    SO I JUST HAVE TO TELL YOU. I bought some Namaste Foods GF flour today PER YOUR RECOMMENDATION. HOLY SHIT Davvvvvvidaaa, perfect. I love it. So much. I LOVE IT! I love YOU thank you thank you. It’s a forever pantry staple now. I baked some bomb ass cookies that I’ll be posting soon and cannot thank you enough for helping me feel like a whale from eating too much dough/cookies. HAHA I LOVE YOU!

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    April 25, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    Your cousin did D.W.’s voice? Omfg. Arthur was my favourite show as a kid (other than Rugrats). Definitely a celebrity in my books.

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    Nikki @ Quest for Balance
    April 25, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    I can’t believe the voice of DW is part of your family! Not going to lie I totally still dable in Arthur on occasion. One of my favourite childhood television shows. In reference to prononcing crayon CRAY-ON, I was reading that and thought to myself, “isn’t that how you say it?”. If not I had no idea because I’ve definitely been saying it that way forever. I’m so confused lol.

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    April 26, 2014 at 4:16 am

    I love the act of voiceover and mimickry. Really nice and funny.

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    Consuelo @ Honey & Figs
    April 26, 2014 at 5:10 am

    Ohhhhhhh gosh, that jelly bean pic is HILARIOUS! And so is the selfie lol Ioved the post! xx

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    April 26, 2014 at 11:06 am

    HAHAHA oh my god that picture of him eating the jelly beans off the floor is freakin hilarious

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    Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves
    April 26, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    Wait, what?! Voice of DW?? Get me an autograph.
    Cray-on. The only way to say it! And my aunt said the same exact thing about de-stressing with coloring, so she gave me some of her daughter’s coloring books for college. 🙂

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    Diane @ Life of Di.
    April 26, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    I love to color too 🙂 I do it all the time with the little girl I nanny for! My favorite way to de-stress is typically by putting on one of my favorite shows on Hulu (Sabrina the Teenage Witch is often the choice) and popping some popcorn. I also love to read or go for a bike ride!

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    Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness
    April 26, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    Oh god yes. I had bangs til I was like 15 – not a good look for me haha

    Love the jelly bean trail!

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    Kelsey @ Ramblings of Change
    April 26, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    Urge to color JUST hit. Good thing I have plenty of crayons + colored pencils! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Polly @ Tasty Food Project
    April 26, 2014 at 11:49 pm

    I’m sure I had my awkward phases but I just try not to think about them! lol

    I think coloring is a great de-stressing activity too! Painting is relaxing also!

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    April 27, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    Love the shout out Davida!!! But it was my idea to take the selfie…yeesh. Thanks for REMEMBERING!!!

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    April 27, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    I like to color with brand new crayons – once they don’t have a point I prefer colored pencils!!
    And, your cookie jar with a beard is hilarious.
    C is a funny guy – the jelly beans on the floor made me laugh!

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    Heather @ Run Like a G!
    April 30, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    Love the beard and the selfie 🙂 🙂

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