Monday, March 16, 2015

The Thirst is Real

Okay, so I don't really think I know anyone that *doesn't* like Nick Jonas, but just in case - let's talk.

This 22 year old is blowing up, but I've been all over him for a while (since he was legal obvi). He's clearly always been the cutest (in my opinion, no shade) of the brothers. The Jonas Brothers originally started as an attempted solo singing career for Nick Jonas, but the record producer liked the sound when his brothers sang backup for him. He has that sexy JT-R&B-vibe about it. Have you heard his self titled solo album? Jealous is always on the radio, but the rest of the album is so good too! Wilderness is one of my favorites... I mean, listen to it, you'll feel me. His 2010 album "Who I Am" is a good one too. My favorite song is the same as the album title.

He's also a Broadway boy which makes him close to my heart. When he was young, Nick appeared in Les Miserables, Beauty and the Beast and Annie Get Your Gun. Jonas returned to Broadway in 2012 as J. Pierrepont Finch in the revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. I never saw the show, but the soundtrack is really good!

He also seems to be a great guy! He was the musical and creative director for one of a Demi Lovato tour in 2014. They've been friends for the last 8 years and seem so supportive of each other. Did you catch that he threw Meghan Trainor a birthday party?

Nick was diagnosed with Type I diabetes at the age of thirteen and uses an insulin pump to help him manage his condition. He has developed the Change for the Children Foundation. Partnering with five different charities, their goal is to raise money and awareness for diabetes. Bayer Diabetes Care has partnered with Nick since August 2008 as an ambassador to promote the idea for young people to manager their diabetes. He's also been involved with Do Something, a non-profit organization with the goal of motivating young people to take action around social changes.

Okay, well and then there's this...

Until Next Time,
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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Zoo Trip

I recently took Myke to the Oklahoma City zoo for the first time. After that, he started inquiring about a zoo pass! We went again this past weekend and took the plunge! It's not a bad deal, right now it's $5 off! So we paid $45 for me and him unlimited trips throughout the year. ALSO, if we go separately we can take one adult with us for free! We also walked 5 miles on this day! If you've ever seen any of my travel photos, you know I'm a zoo junkie.
I just love animals so much!
There was three Wild Dog pups that were born 5 months a go. We saw the keepers putting all these toys out and then releasing them. They pulled all the blankets down and then one (above) settled on a toy that two dogs I know have! It's a pig toy from Walmart that sounds like a pig when you squeeze it! Apparently, they were given milk by a golden retriever but they plan to integrate them with their pack at the zoo in a few days. If they do it, they'll be the first zoo in the country to do so!
 This is an alligator snapping turtle. They're probably one of my favorite things to stare at because they look like dinosaurs to me. They are old and crusty looking and that fascinates me.
 This bear was woken up by another bear. Perky bear then left him to go eat a green bell pepper. Bear #2 who was awoken, promptly walked over, snatched the pepper and took it back to where he was laying previously. There was definite shade being thrown in that bear society. There was a whole 'nother pepper that no one even touched!
 They have giraffe feedings twice a day at our zoo. About three minutes prior to the 11 'o clock feeding, this giraffe was helping himself to some flowers/weeds that had grown between the rocks. I also just found out that one of the giraffes is named Ursula! One of my favorite animals named after one of my favorite characters!? Excuse me while I freak out! I don't know how I went the last 15 years without ever knowing that! *Face Palm*
Then we went to the Lorikeet Exploration. This is the quintessential picture from that area. I found out that Myke used to have birds and is very comfortable with them.
Now, he's a representation of how comfortable I feel with birds...
 Myke's taking pictures and I'm all like "Get it off my head!" "What if it poops?" "HELP!"
 He did help and then was groomed a little himself...

Then we rode the carousel because - why the heck not!? Myke rode a panda bear and I chose a manatee. You can see one behind me in the picture but when the ride started it was too high for me to climb on so I moved a little bit farther away to a safer guy.

What's YOUR favorite zoo animal?
I didn't take pictures of a lot of mine, but I love the red panda, bears, owls, and snow leopards!

Until Next Time,
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Friday, March 6, 2015

Pizza Sisters 4 Lyfe

Earlier this week I participated in a body positivity prompt on Instagram. My picture and my words got a lot of feedback so I thought I'd share an expanded version with you guys here as well!

Body positivity to me is loving yourself in the exact state that you are. I believe that we are all works in progress; however, at no point in our lives are we ever at a wrong state. I believe women who love themselves are the most beautiful. I believe that body positivity means that no matter what size, weight, fitness level, height, skin tone, gender, or sexual orientation - we are all beautiful. Comparison is impossible for none of us could ever be truly the same.

This concept can be challenging for me at times. I don't wake up every day and I love my belly or my forehead or my back handles. Some days I wake up and I have to make the choice to love me. I have to choose to see the good in me. I am a beautiful, fat, sex goddess - is what I tell myself. I'm working hard to feel good; however, I don't believe that losing weight will make me feel better. I don't believe that
changing anything but your attitude can make you love yourself. However, I do believe that you can lose weight and still be body positive.

I'm not trying to lose weight because I hate my body, I'm trying to lose weight because I love my body. It's gotten me so far in life and I'm not very nice to it. My back hurts a lot now because I'm carrying around so much of me. My tummy's upset a lot of the time because I'm just feeding it chemicals. I'm working on my relationship with food. I will never stop eating pizza or drinking vanilla root beers, but I'm working towards living with a purpose. Eating out of hunger and not boredom or sadness. Allowing myself whatever treats I want while not seeing them as "cheats." Doing enough throughout the day to actually feel tired at bed time and not having to rely on ZzzQuill.

After all "if you don't love yourself how the hell you gonna love anyone else?" RuPaul

Until Next Time,
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