Sunday Social!!

SocialSundayNew4We’re here again, at our Sunday social.  I love talking all about myself (duh, it’s why I blog), so here are today’s social questionesss.

This Weeks Questions:

1. 5 songs you’ll listen to the rest of your life. 

    • Sir Duke by Stevie Wonder.
    • You give me something by James Morrison.
  • Conceited, by Remy Ma (don’t judge).
  • Baby, by Justin Bieber.
  • Let’s Get it On, by Marvin Gaye.

2. 5 things on your bucket list. 

  • Move to a cool city. 
  • Get really awesome at playing/performing with my guitar.
  • Blog full-time.
  • Be a millionairess.
  • Travel, travel, travel, and swim in warm, clear water when I do it.

3. 5 celebs you’d love to hang out with for a day. 

  • Katy Perry



  • Justin Bieber. Hall pass.  That’s all I will say.
  • Demi Lovato, and that completely should go without saying.
  • Andy Cohen. 
  • Stevie Wonder. 

4. 5 things you always carry in your purse

  • My pink wallet.
  • Eos lip balm.  Sweet mint.
  • Pens.
  • My iPhone
  • A Starbucks gift card.

5. 5 books on your reading list.  

What’s a book?  Seriously, between these pets, my wedding, and this blog, I am still trying to get through ‘Run Like a Mother’.  Lord help.

I’m late for our Sunday Social

But you really have to forgive me because I was running and doing a lot of stuff this weekend.  Forgive me?  Okay so in case you forgot, I’m linking up with Neely and Ashely for their Sunday Social.  Which is coming to you on Tuesday.  Whatever, whatever, I do what I want!

Sunday SocialMmkay, so here we go!

1. What was your best birthday?  My best birthday would have to be my 20th, because I tagged along with my dad to go to New York City.  He took me and my cousin, who’s gonna be one of my bridesmaids, to a show, to sushi, and to a comedy show.  It was SO fun, and when we got home to New Jersey, my Auntie Denise made me a homemade red velvet cake with cream cheese icing.

2. What was your best vacation?  What’s a vacation?  Let me know when you find out 🙂 No, just kidding – I think one of the trips that I took to DC recently has been a fave.  I stayed in the Westin in Georgetown, and that place really made my trip.


3. Best date you’ve ever been on?  Date number one with this guy 🙂

308199_738548441023_853436731_n-1We went to the Rockford on Glenwood, and I was one smitten kitten about him.  We’re getting married in a few months, so something he said must have worked, right? 🙂

4. Best Movie(quality) you’ve seen?  Wolf of Wall Street was really awesome, but not for the faint of heart.  That movie was a little insane, but Leonardo?


Yes thank you!

5. Best TV show ending of all time? Sex and the City everything, and Breaking Bad.  Both left me totally wanting more.

Okay, so for you, what was your best birthday ever? 



Austin gets interviewed, or Sh*t Men Say

My husband-to-be is hysterical, even though he doesn’t always try to be, and folks, when I tell you he didn’t disappoint in this interview, I am not lying.

First, I stole this from Pleas and Carrots, who saw it on  Maegen spot.  And then I’m gonna up with Amanda and Danae.  Do you follow?  If not, just pretend you are following so we can move along.  



Onto the interview!!

Me: What is the name of my blog?

Your blog used to be named Running for Haiti, but now you have switched to Overactive blogger.

Me: What do I typically write about?

Usually about running, lately though lots of writing about wedding related items <-True dat. 

 Me: What’s a popular fashion item for women right now?

Yoga pants!!! <-I’m really trying to understand what fashionable women he’s been witnessing running around in yoga pants lately, because unless I’m working out (which is a lot of the time) I try not to just randomly wear yoga pants.  And they’re not really fashionable….

Me: What’s the best place to shop for women?

Zappos is usually a good bet.  Plain old amazon works too though if you know what you want to buy.  <-He knows I hate to shop, so he’s spot-on for me with this one.  

Me: What’s a Hunter wellie?

Ummm, Im not 100% sure but I think it is a women’s shoe or boot style. <-Nice job to Austie!

Me: What does YOLO stand for?

 YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE. <-Nice touch with the all caps!  A little aggressive, but you know….

Me: What is our favorite thing to do together?

Go out to a nice dinner and have a beer. <- 🙂

Me: What does a perfect evening look like to me?

In an ideal world I would say your ideal evening would include the following

 A good run

Going to get sushi and a beer with me

Getting to watch Girls/Real Housewives/ Courtney Loves Dallas/ Teen Mom/Keeping up with the Kardashians and blogging about it

Me: What do women keep in their purse?

I dont really ever go in them….but it seems to me that they clearly do not generally keep their phone or their keys in there <-He’s making fun of me because I lose my keys all day long.  

Me: What do I do when I’m home alone?

Nap, blog, run, watch your stories and clean

Me: And what do you do when you’re home alone?

Watch netflix documentaries and fall asleep on the couch.  Practice spanish and pet the cats

Me: What’s my favorite accessory?

This one is pretty broad, I would say perhaps your Garmin 610 

Me: What’s an acceptable amount to spend on a makeup item?


Me: What is your favorite trait about me, not physical?

I really like that you are always so kind and loving to our pets and animals in general

Me: What’s my favorite TV show?

The order of these seems to change over time but right now I think this is the lineup

 1) Real Housewives of Atlanta

2) Keeping up with Kardashians

3) Courtney Loves Dallas

 Me: What is my cocktail of choice?

Vodka and club soda

Me: Anything else you’d like to say?

 I love you very much!  I really love all of the work you are doing on your blog.

And there you have it!  The boy is back!

Voyage of the Mee Mee

Because I’m happyyyy….a link-up!

Hi guys!  I hope you’re enjoying your week as much as I am, even though I must admit, being a little overwhelmed with working out, going to work, keeping my apartment clean, taking care of pets, and scheduling things for the wedding, I have been really tempted to play hooky, tell everyone that I’m sick, and take a day (or two) to catch up on life.  But I won’t do that.  I’ll just wake up a little earlier, and stay up a little later, until the day when I sleep allll day long and snuggle with my dogs and never have to wake up for like two days in a row.  But to remind me of how fortunate I am, here’s a little link-up I’m joining with Erin from Two Thirds Hazel and Sarah from Venus Trapped in Mars.  Ready?



Love this idea.  My legs are not that of a Caucasian woman, but if you love this too, grab this photo, and link-up!  Onto the list!  32 Things That Make Me Happy!

1.  Coming home to Coco. She looks at me right in the face like “Whaddup” and I’m like “Hey favorite dog” and she’s just the literal coolest dog ever.

photo 22.  Good runs.  The kind when you want to karate chop everything in sight.

3.  My friends.  I have the best friends in the world.  The ones who I group text, call, send pictures to.  I am so lucky to have you all in my life.

4.  Whole Foods.  Don’t judge me, I really love that place.

5.  That post-workout shower. 

6.  My family.  Even though they drive me nuts sometimes.

7.  My new family that I’m getting when I marry Austin.  They’re really cool.  I like them a lot.

8.  Blogging/writing.  I think it’s something that I’ve always wanted to do, but I’m so glad I jumped off the edge, and finally did it.  It brings me a lot of joy, and it’s a cool feeling when I run into friends and they’re like “Oh snap, love your blog!”

9.  New cosmetics. 

10.  Coffee.  I need to learn how to get Starbucks to deliver to my home.

11.   Body pump.  I’ve been going to Body Pump a few times a week in addition to my running, and I’m totally dead at good it’s been making me feel, and how good my body has been looking.  I’m in love a little bit with this one teacher, Monica, who looks like a fitness model.  When she sweats, she starts to glow, I swear it.  I never thought, as a fitness instructor, I’d be idolizing one of my own.

12.  The kids from Teen Mom 2.  I don’t care, judge away, but this had me rolling.

13.  Yankee Candles. Duh.

14.  The Hoover Steamvac with Clean Surge.  If you have pets, and you have carpets, you have to, have to invest like a hundred some-odd dollars in this amazing machine.  There is nothing as cathartic as dumping that dirty water collect in the tank and dumping it out.

15.  It’s bikini season!  My favorite season in the whole world, plus that means you get to lay out a LOT.

16.  I’m getting married soon!

17.  We ordered my wedding bands from the store last week.   About three weeks til them thangs come in!

photo (9)That’s not one, but two rose gold bands.  Because I’m very particular and visual and just one didn’t look right.

18.  Fiber.  But I been kinda overdoing it with the beans lately.  I need to chill.  And that’s all I’ll say about that.

19.  My inner Martha Stewart.  I lot of folks think if you’re skinny and a vegetarian, you can’t cook.  FALSE, ladies and gents, because since I’m poor now because I spend all my money on bills and wedding stuff, I have been throwing down in the kitchen.  I made homemade scones, homemade black bean burgers, and have made magic with tofu over the past few weeks.

20.  This. 



It started out like this….

10014582_10152390048987240_4989775158462462920_nAnd my friend Andrew photoshopped this horridly awkward wedding party, and put all of our faces in there.  I am the bride.  I can’t stop looking at it and crying.

21.  My foam roller.  I think it’s gonna save me tonight.

22. My save-the-dates.  You guys will get the big reveal when I feel like most of the people have received theirs.

23.  Wicked humor.  This includes Andy Cohen, the fellahs over at Class and Trash, and yours truly!

24.  Taken.  Really anything with Liam Neeson in it though.

25.  Race week!!!!

26. The haters.

article-2599937-1CE8E3B200000578-567_634x865This is flawless.

27.  Partition. 

28.  Popular song. 

29.  British accents.  I would do anything for one.  Dang it!

30.  The girls crying about Miley canceling.  I love Miley. These girls crying though are ridiculous, and make me giggle so hard.

31.   When I think about LaToya and Latavia, the original girls who were in Destiny’s Child.  

32.  Teen music, including Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande, and Miley, who tragically canceled all her NC shows this week.  I’m honestly bummed, and I hope she’s okay.

Link up!  What’s making you happy?

Sunday Social

Once again, because mama loves to talk about herself, welcome to the Sunday Social, pull up a chair, move all the magazines off my coffee table, and look into my eyes.


So follow Neely and Ashley, and here are this week’s questions!

 This Weeks Questions:

1. When did you join twitter?

I joined in October of 2009. Here’s my first Tweet…

1012080_10100291492179313_263679379_nIt took me back – when I joined Twitter, I was going through a nasty breakup, and began to find myself by performing in bars and things Downtown.  I don’t think my parents have seen me perform in a number of years though, and I wish they had.

2. Who is your favorite non-celeb to follow? 

Hm – I think any of my friends form Elon.  It’s cool to be able to keep up on the day-to-day when we’re all kind of spread out.

3. Who is your favorite celeb to follow? 

The reason why I joined Twitter was to follow @GavinDegraw and @Billy_Norris after I saw them in concert that month, and figure out where they were going when they were on tour.



That’s me and the sister, when we met Gavin, who was incredible live.  He also told me that we were pretty so you really can’t tell me nothing.

10335_584285021153_5939781_nI chased this gentlemen from across a field, and he didn’t act scared and he signed my beer can.  He goes where Gavin DeGraw goes, and is very talented himself.

4. Have you ever had a celeb respond to a tweet? 

I was reading Andy Cohen’s book, and there was a quote that had me laughing so hard that I was crying, so I tweeted him.  HE TWEETED ME BACK.  Proof.

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5. What is your favorite store/brand to follow? 

Hm, I don’t really have one…I love following people, and love following celebs because it gives you a glimpse into their lives!

6. Give us three tweeps we should be following. 

@Andy (Andy Cohen of Bravo), @Cheri_Angela (me, DUH), and @KidFury (he’s hysterical).

Link up!

Just cause Mama loves to talk about herself.



Okay, it’s Sunday evening, and this link-up seemed fun 🙂


So follow Neely and Ashley, and here are this week’s questions!

What is your ideal way to relax? 
My ideal way to relax?  I love a run with friends, followed by a really nice hot shower, followed by a really nice cold beer, followed by a snuggle with my pets and my husband-to-be.  Also sushi can be involved, and I’m really very okay with this entire fake day of relaxation that I’ve set up here.

Where is your favorite place to be?
My favorite place to be is very lame, but it’s at home with my pets and my man-friends.  I like spending time with people I love, and I associate my home, whether it’s in Raleigh or if it’s at my parents’ home, I think that’s my favorite place to be.

Who do you consider your biggest role model?
Geez, that’s a really tough one.  I really look up to Austin, my man-friend.  My dad is pretty dank too.  Damn, this is hard!

What does your life look like in three years?
It’s so silly to try and predict your life.  I will be married with a lot of pets, and hopefully, a house.  I would love to run a really fast marathon at this point.  And a fast half.

If you could go back and change one thing, what would that be?<
I really don’t do regrets.  Everything in my life happened for a reason.  I truly believe that.

YOUR TURN! Link up!