Ahhhh life …


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Tis’ October … and yes, it’s been a while.  And no, Halloween isn’t my favourite holiday, but it’s second.  I’ve already watched Hocus Pocus — uhmmm, three times. Yes, three and it will happen more. 🙂  And whilst I’ve been gone, WordPress has upgraded itself and wow, I can post gifs … without my Photobucket account! 🙂

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When you’re not well – you have way too much time on your hands to think about things, people and places.  You can let that consume you or work through it — and move forward from things, people and places that just aren’t for you anymore.  I’ve been on this journey, actually, since May 2014.  And honestly, it was rough for a while, but now … well, now things are settling down … and I’m starting to be back in a good place. 🙂

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Let me just start off by saying, I need to belong to NA.  Wait for it … I know what you’re thinking, but you’re not right … I’m talking about Netflix Anonymous. I get a huge Vizio Smart TV — and now, I’m insane with Netflix and Amazon Prime … I’m not even going to touch Hulu!  Right now my obsession on Netflix is THE ORIGINALS.  Just started S2 — and I just watch and watch and watch and watch … you, get the picture, right?

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I’m glad college football season is back and I’m glad to be back in Tallahassee for one of our first big games this season … we play Miami tomorrow night.  It doesn’t matter if any of our arch rivals are ranked or unranked, losing or winning … these games are ALWAYS hard fought … just glad we’re at Doak Campbell this year!  We have a young, young team on both sides of the ball and well, Golson hasn’t really impressed me completely … hoping Sean gets a chance to throw the ball tomorrow night. 🙂

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So, the Republicans have done everything they can to destroy Hillary, but their repeated attempts have failed – miserably.  They forget that Hillary has had to fight her entire life and has been dinged constantly from all sides … she’s a survivor, a fighter and tells it like it is … I’m so proud to be a part of her campaign!  The Grand Old Party .. ain’t so grand anymore!

And, that’s about all I’m good for tonight … I’ve missed scribbling down my thoughts – so, my goal is to be back at least once per week — yes, I know, I know – you’ve heard that all before, but truth is — this little bit of scribbling has lit the fire again!

Everyone have a great weekend … and GO SEMINOLES!

Hugs –

Bryce

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Because everyone can always use a little Jack and Karen … 🙂

life as we know it


The last two weeks have been incredibly insane and very exhausting. Yes, it’s been a “Karen Walker chugging Belvedere Vodka” kinda last two weeks; however, things will slow down and even out – finally. 🙂

So, this weekend has been nothing more than … house chores, blogging, tumblring, pinning and being lazy.  Today, I’ve decided will be a Will & Grace day. I do miss the that show and wish they’d bring it back.

That means I’ll be ordering Chinese and sushi to sustain me throughout the day!  Of course, I’ve still got the other little things to do this morning, but I’ll get them done pretty quickly!

When I watch it now, I always love being able to watch Megan Mullally transform her character – Karen Walker – into the one we all fell in love with!  That sarcastic, high pitched, in-your-face voice!  There’s only one other character from telly that I love as much and that’s Lauren Cooper from The Catherine Tate Show.

So, one of the things that I loved about Oprah was the favourites show — you know, the one where every audience member got Oprah’s favourite things!  Well, I’m not Oprah and I’m not giving you any of these things, but I figured if Oprah can share her favourite things, I can do the same!  🙂

So, here are a few of my favourite things! 🙂 By clicking on the images, you’ll learn more about them!

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I love Hei by Alfred Sung … I still love Obsession, Aqua Herra and Chrome as well, but Hei is always my standby!

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I’ve never really liked popcorn because of the hulls, but Pipcorn is extremely different and the flavours are out of this world!

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This scrub is the BOMB … it comes from Sabon (NYC) and my favourite one is the Patchouli one!

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The Hotel Collection at Macy’s … these linens are awesome!  This is my favourite design, but it’s currently on closeout, but there are lots of other designs!

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Zirh is the BEST face care system for men … I love all of their products!  You can pick them up online or at Macy’s – Saks – Neimans – Dillards.

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What is there really to say?  I love my iPhone 5 – everything. 🙂

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The Tag Heuer Monaco V4 is just as cool as it looks!  I just like Tag Heuer watches in general.

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There’s nothing like a Range Rover. Period. Although, I must admit my next favourite comes really close, but not close enough! 🙂

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The Mercedes Benz ML550 … it’s pretty awesome!  So, there you go … just a few of my favourite things! 🙂

And with that being said, here’s to the rest of the weekend! 🙂  Until next time …

Hugs,

Bryce

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knocking it out of the ball park


When you’re on the road back to happiness … you can certainly learn a lot about yourself – if you allow yourself to do so! 🙂  I’ve always been fairly tolerant, patient and well, a whole list of things one might expect of themselves.  And for the record, that’s not me saying that — it’s my core group of friends who say that to me here and there.

More and more, I’m hearing them tell me that the “old Bryce” is back.  Of course, who is the “old Bryce” I ask them.  And for this, they had a list yesterday whilst we tailgated before the FSU-Clemson game:

  1. You’re laid back again … thank God!
  2. Silly, silly, silly … it’s the best part about you!
  3. Laughing more than you have in a long time!
  4. Eyes are peaceful.
  5. You’re singing again and it’s awesome to hear you sing.
  6. I don’t dread seeing you. :::WOW::: [honesty is always a hard medicine to swallow]
  7. Giggles, giggles and more giggles.
  8. Spontaneous and not so uptight.

Sometimes, your friends are the best therapy and well, therapists out there.  I guess #6 caught me off guard, but I get it.  When you’re miserable — well, your good friends know it and they can sense it.

Even if your trying to fake it through a smile and laughter — apparently, the eyes are the dead give away that things aren’t all they appear to be.  It’s always nice to know that people recognise what you’ve been working on and that you’re knocking it out of the ball park. 🙂  And so the journey continues …

“I face the day again.  Against the window pane. I remain your closest friend and wish you back again.  But still the days drag on.  Why did you decide to go?  Did you only need to see what only time can show?   I’ll be waiting. I may be young or old and gray … counting the days.  But I’ll be waiting and when I finally see you come, I’ll run when I see you …” – Amy Grant, The Prodigal

So, there was this game in Tallahassee yesterday.  Holy cow, FSU is seemingly on the road back to being the ‘old FSU’ … and I have to say, I’m loving the maturity of the entire FSU football team … from the coaches to the players.

This year, there isn’t this one-track mind of the National Championship – instead it’s a ‘one game at a time’ mentality and that, for the record, brings about the best FOCUS!! 🙂  And I must say that it was nice to see Doak Campbell packed beyond capacity for the game. I can only imagine that the team completely feed off the energy of the crowd from start to finish.

I never doubted that we wouldn’t win the game, but I’ll just say that I’ve no fingernails left (I tear them off — no biting) because I “ripped” the ends of them off during the entire first half.  I was anxious beyond words, but knew the game wasn’t out of reach so long as the original plan wasn’t abandoned.

My friend Jeff and I were talking about how Chad Morris, Clemson’s offensive coordinator,  would eventually run out of different looks for Florida State’s defensive line.  And that breakdown occurred in the early part of the 3rd Quarter.  And Mark Stoops, stepped it up after the half.

I think we saw EJ Manuel grow up a lot during the second half of the game and of course, I think a confidence — not arrogance — has been vested now by the entire coaching staff and the team.  I truly am excited about what the future – beyond this season – holds for FSU! 😉

Needless to say, once EJ & Co. got rolling, the Seminoles … well,  five touchdowns later, with 0:00 and FSU 49  Clemson 37  blaring on the scoreboard …  the fireworks whizzed high above Doak Campbell and the Marching Chiefs went ‘crazy’ with the War Chant!  And if you’ve yet to figure it out … this ‘boy’ bleeds Garnet & Gold, baby!

The next three weeks are going to be absolutely, undeniably insane and although I don’t think I’m ready for everything that’s going to happen (not that any of it is bad, mind you!)  … I know that it’ll all be okay because a higher power sustains me! 🙂

And with that being said, it’s time for me to get myself on task before my night completely slips away!

Hope everyone has a great, great week …

Shalom,

Ready for the weekend …


Holidaze


Yes, I’m in a daze … I started to pull out my decorations and then I started seeing things that I had neatly packed away … three days later, my livingroom still looks like a hurricane hit and I’ve yet to do any decorating!  You know when you get to that point where you just lose control of the situation and then you don’t know how to recover! 😉  I’m trying my best to get everything in order … plus, I still have some shopping to do.  At least my break is going slow so far!  We got our tix for the Gator Bowl … it will be a bittersweet day. 😦   I just hope my ‘Noles go out there and kick some butt and take some names!  As for the National Championship game — HOOOOOOOK’EM HORNS! 🙂 

These are a few of my favourite things …

Here’s one of my all time favorite clips from Will & Grace

I the ending of Happy Feet – especially I’m Bad

DJ Tiësto is one of my favourite DJs …

And of course, I triple dog dare you NOT to laugh at this …

And this is one of the saddest parts of this holiday …

More later … I’ve got to get myself working in the livingroom! Good grief Charlie Brown!

Hope everyone’s having a good holiday so far …

Bryce & Miss Nica

Do not neglect the things of the soul, for they are the very breath of inspiration.