7 Quick Takes – Vol. 22

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Summer weather is the bomb, especially in California. We had a week or so of terribly HOT weather around 100, but it’s been in the 80’s now. And thank goodness, I’m not pasty KS pale anymore (and have a slight swim suit tan)! Yay sunshine!

No, I don’t look like this. I eat my Doritos, not roll in them.

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I’ve been washing my hair with baking soda and apple cider vinegar for a week (approximately, I think) and it’s totally fine. I did run out of mousse, though, so my hair has been weird. Once I go get some more, I’ll be able to judge for certain if I’ll stick with this. For now, the verdict looks like it’s in the affirmative department.

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This week Jen (host of 7QT) announced that she had a crazy idea to post every day next week to try and get back in the swing of blogging. So I decided to join her! Check back every day (starting Sunday 7/22) for a new post πŸ™‚ And if you have a suggestions, feel free to let me know!

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I made mini pretzel bites earlier this week, and YUM! Thanks to Pinterest, my family and I enjoyed extremely splendiforous and oh-so-simple bites of goodness. I’ve attempted pretzels before, but they ended up weird after you boil them in baking soda water. For this recipe, you make the (super simple) dough, then dip it in water with baking soda and just bake them normally. I’ll definitely be making these at school.


— 5 —

I am so excited to be getting a car! Because of very generous relatives, I will be able to bring a car back to school and make it my very own. At the end of last school year, it was a dream in the back of my mind that I would be able to make my own trip to Walmart (haha), take people places, and mostly be able to go outside the abortion clinic without having to worry about having enough cars. But I never even considered that it could be a reality. Well, it is! Now I’ll have a guaranteed seat! It’s not going to seem real until I’m driving it to school, but my-oh-my. I am so excited.

— 6 —

Today I sent in my third huge check toward my college education. And now I can in all confidence identify myself as a poor college student.

Want to run to Sonic? Let me check first.

Ouch! It’s rather terrifying, but I know I’ll get by. I’m earning my degree in quite the literal sense by actually working to pay for it unlike this guy. That article was rather awesome.

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I’m done with day 22 of Jillian’s death workout! Only 8 more to go. This is by far the best work-out video I’ve ever done, and makes me sweat like no other. It feels so good, and I feel so much stronger already. I can actually do traveling push-ups, crazy jumps, and all sorts of other weird stuff. I’m never going to be ripped like people who’ve posted before and after pictures online (ew) but I know I’m in better shape. And when I work out better, I automatically eat better. Now I have to think about how to keep this up πŸ˜‰

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9 thoughts on “7 Quick Takes – Vol. 22

    1. It is quite the work out, and I would recommend it to people who can handle a high intensity and high impact sort of routine. It rocks! And thanks about the car. I am thrilled πŸ™‚


  1. “Death workout” hahaha!
    And you having a car is going to make Walmart runs, trips to pray in front of abortion clinics, and even trips to Sonic (once you’ve counted your pennies) that much easier. πŸ™‚
    I probably should be shopping smart too so I can save up for future expenses (like my own car). But, I don’t think I’ll be joining you with the apple cider vinegar shampoo πŸ˜›


    1. Hahaha! That’s okay. You don’t have to join me πŸ™‚ And dude, I am so excited to have a car. Whoohoo! Now on to figuring out this budgeting thing…

      And yes, Jillian’s thing is like death….a slow and sweaty death. Just wait until we get to school and I do it there. You’ll have to join me!!! πŸ˜‰


      1. Oh dear. I’m scared. But….maybe I will try it out with you. I’ve been really bad about exercise all summer. Come August, the raven walk is going to be sooo hard.


        1. Haha, you should kind of be scared of it πŸ™‚ It is SO hard starting out (day 2 is killer) but after that, I just feel stronger and stronger. You should definitely try it at least!


          1. Ok. I’ll give it a shot in the fall. Maybe I’ll get all ripped and stuff πŸ˜› Just kidding that’s kinda gross to me too.


          2. Ew. I agree. Me being ripped is probably WAY outside the realm of possibility, and I have no desire to look like the hulk. Ew. Just ew. You’ll definitely get stronger if you stick with it, though my upper body strength is still lame-o. Yay for getting in better shape though!


          3. You know. I feel exactly the same way. Don’t want to get all ripped. probably never will. And no upper body strength.


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