I have all these photos in my phone and random thoughts in my head that don't quite fit into their own post, so I'm dumping everything here.

~ I've come to realize how much I appreciate when a blogger is transparent about who he/she is. I also dislike when a blog I've been reading for years becomes less and less relatable, but I've invested all this time into the person's (who's basically a total stranger) life, so I can't not keep reading. My point here is I'm taking some time to evaluate how I illustrate myself in this space. It's tricky deciding what to share and how open to be these days, especially when "being social" is usually referencing an online network of some sort. Regardless of it all, I like myself, and sharing is caring, so...

~ Taylor Swift sure knows how to write a catchy song. Even though I usually Stan for her country music roots over this mainstream road she's on, I'll likely continue vibing to 'Out of the Woods' for the remainder of the week.

~ Awhile back I learned that dairy makes my skin pimple up like I'm entering puberty all over again. As much as I try to stay away from it, the fact that pizza, ice cream, greek yogurt and other lactose-laden goodies exist in this world continue to tempt my willpower. Upon further investigation, I learned that even the lactose-free options still have casein as an ingredient, which means my skin still isn't safe. Sad face. I found Coconut Milk and Almond Milk yogurts, coffee creamer & ice creams at Whole Foods, but I'm still working on a substitute for pizza...

~ I can't get enough Starbursts lately, especially the very berry variety.

~ My hair is in serious need of a trim & conditioning treatment, but i've been too lazy to do either and too cheap to pay a professional. ($100 for a curly cut in my area - sad face again)

~ I house-sat for a family nearby all last week, and that included dog-sitting with Nemo (pictured below). 

~ Some friends and I made the 1hr+ ride out to Buford this weekend for a little haunted fun. We were chased by Jason and the Texas Chainsaw guy in the haunted forest, and it felt real for a split second. I just hate the feeling of being chased. I never liked playing 'Tag' as a kid.

~ In other news, I started Bikram Yoga yesterday. Groupon was offering an unlimited deal for a good rate, and I've been itching to get back to my practice. Mastering the King Pigeon and Scorpion poses are on my 30 before 30 list, so I guess I better start practicing again. The thing is, Bikram is a bit different than the classes I usually take. It's the original hot yoga practice, yes, but they only offer the same class every day, which goes through the same 26 postures each time. By the time this month is up I'll definitely be ready for something different, but I still plan to make the most of it.

~ In TV news, Scandal can sit down, How to Get Away with Murder can stay standing and i'm feeling homesick for How I Met Your Mother. Orphan Black is no longer On Demand, so I'm in the dark about what happened with the clones at the end of season 2, and I've picked up Gotham to fill the void - it surpassed my expectations.

/end randomness