This is how I feel on a Monday… doing homework!

oy vey!

-girl in pigtails

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I almost don’t know what to do with myself right now! I finished my finals before Christmas… yay! For those who have been following me for the last few years know that I have been doing homework during Christmas and working at Starbucks. This year, I busted booty and was able to celebrate with loved ones; well… except for a few hours of Starbucks work. I am registered for my last four classes which start in January. I think I finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Ray and I are now headed to the happiest place on earth to celebrate my 28th birthday. I have four days of no work and no school! In the words of a wise person: work hard; play harder!

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Will the real Mr. Awesome Boyfriend please stand up!

This has been a crazy year of goodness! Frist, I would like to introduce to the blog world Mr. Awesome Boyfriend. I have kept him pretty anonymous throughout the time I have been blogging for personal reasons. BUT, on Dec.24th (Christmas Eve), he asked me to marry him! So, I feel like what could be a better introduction: my finance… Ray. He has helped me create this blog in order to record my experiences. Those experiences have helped me grow, learn and strive to be a better person. I can’t wait to continue this blog and continue to grow and have new experiences with Ray by my side. I feel like the luckiest girl in the world.

Now, the blog itch has hit him! Check Ray’s blog out @ PapaBearsCave.wordpress.com. If I am 100% sure of anything it is the fact that this man is a little obsessed with research. He will literally spend hours/days looking up information and reviews for the best deal. Right now he begins our journey on fitness. It wouldn’t be normal if we didn’t have a fitness plan for the new year. Unlike our P90X, weight training, hiking, or paleo diet… this seems like a lifestyle change. More progress to come…

-girl in pigtails

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Feeling confused or just extremely tired!

It’s 2am and I just finished my last final; before Christmas! For the past few years, I have been working Starbucks AND doing homework on Christmas. Looks like I get to have a mini break this year… thanks Santa! I now only have 4 more classes to obtain that beautiful piece of paper that says MBA.

T ‘ was the night before Christmas… and all though the house…
pigtails was not studying but relaxing in the house!

Merry Christmas!

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Oh Hello!?

Hi blog world… it’s girl in pigtails. I know it has been a while (cough… too long!). I guess I should start by saying HAPPY THANKS…B-L-A-C-K… friday! Umm yeah ok it has been a while. But what doesn’t kill you (you get the point).

So, I am at the half way point with my MBA. (yay) This has my full attention right now and I just want to power through and knock it out! I am starting to realize more and more that I might have a nack for project management. As a Starbucks Manager, there is a ton of projects to manage. My BA degree gave me the foundation for business administration but the MBA is inspiring me to think of how to be a better manager.

Work is like a hurricane of goodness. Overall, I finally have a full staff. There were a few months there were it was me +2. Thanks to my girls, we survived. We have our ups and downs but Team Starbucks continues to crush last year sales.

Mr. Awesome Boyfriend has found a few new hobbies while I stay focused on work and school. He still is on his weight loss mission. I am just maintaining at this point. We terminated our gym membership in order to start cycling. The weight lifting period was great! I built muscle and gained so much strength but after about 130 days. It was time for a change. The weightlifting also took up a lot of time about 3-4 hrs a day. I needed more time for homework. We found cycling to be a great low impact cardio sport. Boyfriend is still trying to lose about 25lbs. These bikes are fun and I get to wear cute outfits.

Boyfriend also found a new game which was the inspiration for the new workout… Ingress. You play an agent and capture portals for your team. The portals are real life statues, landmarks, signs, etc. In other words it is a virtual capture the flag with real life coordinates. It is made by Google and it is FREE! Just make sure to have a battery or portable charger… oh and a good pair of shoes. These portals are also most of the time in a place that you have to walk or bike too. Hence, the new workout program. We walk and bike more than drive a car now. But, it is working Boyfriend has lost about 5lbs. It all comes down to the delicate balance of food intake and energy output.

So, what do I do to stay healthy… I ingress!

There are a few more posts about surfaces, birdies, princesses, dragons, and Santa.


Stay tuned…

-girl in pigtails

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You know in cartoons when the eyes pop out with surprise?


Yeah, that is the new MX5 Mazda Miata. My first reaction when I saw this was as followed:
1) WTF… that looks like my car but in red, and newer, with ugly wheels and clean and shiny…
2) I miss my car

Yes PIGTALS is still out of commission and there have been no offers for purchase. But the powerball lottery is at 167 million for Wednesday’s drawing and if I win… PIGTALS will rise and live again…
Can I get an Amen!?

-girl in pigtails

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Yes… I (Hair) Do!

I want to say that I have found the best hair artist ever! Tara at Victoria ‘ s hair and salon in Danville. She took a great deal of care and time to give me a new doo. I pretty much walked in a hot mess with no style or shape (and home cut bangs). I asked her to fix me up but not to go too short. She pulled this look out with happy confidence. Plus, she said bang trims are free after a visit and that I have no excuse to DIY. :-) I realized how amazing she was after a 45 min eliptical workout. Below is a pic of my new hair style post workout and it still looks amazing!


And… yes we are back to the gym after about a three month sebaticle. Mr.Awesome Boyfriend was hurt and took a few months to recover. I just finished my 3rd and 4th classes for my MBA. I kicked butt and start the next set in a few days.
Live long and stay pretty!
-girl in pigtails

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