The Friday Five: My Favorite Posts of the Week!

Each week, I list off my favorite posts from all the wonderful blogs I follow.  I mean, if I love you, why shouldn’t the rest of the world?  So, without further adieu, here are the posts that really got my attention this week!


Peg-O-Leg’s Ramblings: Let Your Fingers Do The Talking: Universal Sign Language For Drivers

So. Spot. On. Loved this post.

A Word About My Life: College

This post was very nostalgic and extremely relatable to college life and finding yourself.  Tough navigational time and definitely a transitional period, but the best four years of your life, for sure!

Ned’s Blog: Consequences you can expect from horrible pick-up lines

Not only is this guy hysterical, he actually has sound reasoning behind each of these.  Women, thank him.

Awkward Mamma Adventures: You Are: Smart, Kind, Generous, and Good

So heartfelt and honest, a post about a mother’s love for her daughter that will (almost, if not absolutely) move you to tears.

It’s A Marathon And A Sprint: Super Saturated

Because I, too, have a few feelings on pumpkin spice.

BONUS: I Wanted A Pony, I Got A Lecture

Giving a whole new meaning to the term “hand me downs.”

Who likes badges?  Everyone, that’s who!  If I featured your post this week, or in any previous weeks, feel free to grab one of these bad boys and slap in on your blog so the world can know you’ve been baked with greatness by yours truly.

xoxo, Meg

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What was your favorite post (by you or someone else) from this week?  Submit it in a comment and maybe I’ll feature my top five favorites next Friday!




Hot dogs are like real dogs, they’re man’s best friend.  Or they’re like your favorite uncle that comes into town and everyone wants to hang out because it’s a special treat.  He’s part of the food family, but not immediate like chicken or ham.

He’s the mystery meat.  No one really knows how he’s related to you, but you’re so intrigued you’ll stand there with an empty beer and talk to him about absolutely nothing for an hour.

In honor of National Hot Dog Day, here’s a list of why the dog is better than the burg, and why you should drop everything right now and google map the crap out of the nearest stand:

  • There’s an obvious sexual innuendo, which is always fun, gratifying, and awkward at family gatherings with small children
  • They fit perfectly into one hand, leaving your other hand free for a choco taco or a beverage of your choosing
  • You don’t need two, but you can have more than one without being considered overindulgent
  • Uni-buns.  No top and bottoms for this guy
  • They’re mysterious, you never really know what’s in them, and you don’t want to, because then you’d never come back for more
  • They’re seasonal, yet always an option
  • They’re versatile: grill, steam, boil, or microwave
  • Great for sporting events
  • You don’t need garnish
  • Particularly great when paired with other foods like mac and cheese
  • Frank is both a strong boy’s name and a food group
  • An alternative to the traditional BBQ food
  • But not too much like the veggie burger
  • No one ever said, “Hey, you should stop eating those hot dogs”
  • Variations appear in all meals: sausages and street meat
  • Great for both lunch and dinner
  • Man’s best friend
  • Chilli dogs win wars and cure cancer
  • Condiments are a statement AND an accessory AND a reflection on your personality
  • Easy to walk and eat at the same time
  • You won’t look dumb at a sporting event
  • It’s big enough for a meal and small enough for a snack
  • You don’t have to limit yourself to one part of the animal because you never really know where it comes from
  • If you’re dangerous, go without the bun
  • Good for kids and adults alike
  • You’re never too old to eat a hot dog
  • Everyone loves dick jokes

Frankly, if you don’t enjoy a frank on a hot day, I don’t want to know you as a person.

Happy National Hot Dog Day!

Thanks to Katie (@katiebresnahan) for helping me compile this delicious list and for also seeking out and doing a dog chow down on my lunch break.

What do you think is the best thing about hot dogs?

25 Things I Learned from 24.


This could be the reason.

Today is my twenty-fifth birthday. Here is what I learned from the past year.  In list form.  Because I’m extremely hungover.

  1. Just because you are the loudest person in the room, doesn’t mean you deserve to be heard.
  2. Never pay full price for a baseball game ticket.  Wait a couple innings and scalp them for half price.
  3. Family is forever.   Suck it up, confront your problems, and get over it.
  4. Walking in heels should be an olympic sport.
  5. It’s better to have a small group of close friends, than a large group of acquaintances.
  6. People like to get married when you’re poor.
  7. If you sleep with someone the first time, you probably won’t get called back.
  8. Branch out and make new friends.  Just don’t forget about your old ones.
  9. Travel whenever you can.  Don’t be that person that regrets doing something because you didn’t want to spend the money.
  10. Grocery shopping doesn’t mean going to the CVS snack aisle.
  11. Find something you love, and then find time to do it on a consistent basis.
  12. Don’t let anyone tell you you can’t do something.
  13. Unless its referring to parking your car in a tow away zone. Then you should listen to that.
  14. Boys have feelings too, whether they admit it or not.
  15. People aren’t going to be interested in your life unless you show an interest in theirs.
  16. Acting like a jackass is acceptable if you’re wearing an oversized, floppy hat.  #Regal.
  17. Don’t make a kissy duck face at a camera unless that camera is actually a live human being that you plan on kissing.
  18. Learn to be alone. Understanding your personal needs will only better every other aspect in your life.
  19. Don’t be afraid to talk about your feelings.  Unless you’re afraid to talk about your feelings, then writing a strongly worded letter is a great secondary option.
  20. Landing your dream job doesn’t happen on the first try.
  21. Unless your dream job is to be unemployed, in which case, you’re in luck.
  22. Effective communication is a lost art.  People say what they don’t mean and mean what they don’t say.
  23. Rallying after day drinking is a lot harder once you have graduated college.
  24. Wine is acceptable to drink at all hours of the day.  Breakfast wine is badass and definitely not an early sign of alcoholism.
  25. Trust your instincts.  There’s a reason why you feel conflicted about eating street meat at 2am.

Steps To Creating An Amazing Birthday Invitation

Happy Saturday!  I’m here to present you with some tips and tricks to whipping up the most entertaining and wildly inappropriate birthday party invitation.  FOLLOW ALONG!

Let’s all pray that my transition into adulthood is an easy one.  But the more I talk about it, it’s starting to sound more like I am turning into a vampire rather than a grown woman.

Anyways, if you’re wondering how a mature, completely rational, almost quarter-century old human would request people’s presence at her birthday party, look no further, because I have provided you with the information that will solidify attendees and maximize fun.

Gawk, laugh, take notes, or ignore this completely.  But regardless, here’s what you should keep in mind when attempting to create an appealing, exciting, birthday proposal!

this is how you do a birthday invitation

this is how you do a birthday invitation


xoxo, Meg 🙂

Tell me!! What are you up to this weekend?

The Girls of New Years Eve


Ah, a new year is upon us…

…and the inevitable overflow of teenage to mid-twenty-year-old girls galavanting through Forever21 to find the “perfect NYE outfit.”

At twenty-four, I’ve seen my fair share of New Years Eve bashes.  From clubs in the city to low key house parties, I’ve gathered an array of knowledge to help you become educated in the types of women you will encounter during your celebrations tonight.

Wherever you end up tonight, know that there is always some high-caliber people watching available to you during the festivities.  So, in honor of ringing in the new year, I present to you…

(I may or may not be speaking from experience and have been each of these girls before.)

Don’t quote me on that.

The List of Girls You Meet on New Years Eve:

The Girl Who Doesn’t Make It To Midnight:

Classic narcolepsy on New Years Eve.  You will find this girl in a corner, on a couch, or standing up with her eyes closed. She tried so hard to make it to midnight, but the little sleep gremlin got her before the new year did.  Sigh.  I don’t really know how you can recover from not seeing the ball drop.  That’s gotta really wear on your conscience.

The Girl Who Is Over Dressed:

Regardless if you’re at a bar or at a house party, there’s going to be one girl who ultimately looks like she is supposed to be going to prom, but ended up hanging out with you instead. She got her hair done that day, has heels high enough to stand at eye level with Paul Bunyan, and her dress is either painted on, or is one step away from becoming a crop top in January.

The Girl Who Won’t Stop Dancing:

Rap? Pop? Reggae? Slow Jams? NPR? It does not matter.  This girl has dance moves that complement every type of music.  She’ll ballroom dance and ballet pirouette all over the place to Frank Sinatra then segue right into a twerking frenzy when Miley Cyrus comes on.  She is constantly trying to ‘get the party started’ and can be seen doing multiple hair flips and ‘WOOHOOO!s’ per song. She could care less about being in a New York City club or in your mother’s dining room, the dance must go on.

The Girl With No Shoes:

Ever seen a newborn deer?  Ever watched a puppy run on a wood floor? That is what this girl looks like whilst walking.  She never learned how to walk in heels, and after ten minutes of standing, will take them off and spend the rest of the night barefoot constantly on the verge of stepping on glass.  She doesn’t care though, and you shouldn’t either.

The Girl Nobody Knows:

This girl may be a friend of a friend. Or she may have just showed up off the street.  Either way, no one knows who she is.  No one ever introduces her, and so the mystery remains.  You go mystery girl, keep the guessing game going.

The Girl Who Lost Her Cell Phone/Purse/Life:

The perfect kodak moment comes along and she has misplaced her camera.  For some reason, at that moment, she realizes cannot find any of her other belongings. Chaos ensues.  The party HAS to stop and everyone becomes the FBI and secret service with metal detectors and blacklights looking for the phantom iPhone and the elusive Marc Jacobs that’s hidden in the cereal cabinet. Hint: She actually rationalized hiding her purse in the cabinet so she would ‘remember it later.’

The Girl Who Is Crying:

Is she sad 2013 is over?  Is she overjoyed with emotion after watching the beauty and wonderment of the giant silver ball drop?  Did her goldfish die?  Did she break a nail?  Does she not know where she is? Nobody knows why she’s crying. You can try and ask her questions to get to the bottom of it, but your detective skills are null and void because this girl doesn’t even know the reason for her tear duct secretions.

I can’t tell you how to cope with these girls.  I can only give you the facts.  Above all, New Years Eve is a time to celebrate with good friends and welcome a new year together.  As always, be safe and have a great night!

Peace out, 2013, IT’S BEEN REAL!

❤ Meg