Monday, December 2, 2013

Blog Reader Appreciation Series: Part 7

If you did it right, this week should be a bit of a struggle.  I'm talking about that feeling we all get from returning to work after a solid marathon of afternoons on the family couch and a few thousand calories in home-cooked meals.

It's called a Holiday Hangover and unfortunately, a red Gatorade and a plain bagel won't help.  All you can do with this one is ride it out.  So while you're at it:

The thing with Holiday Hangovers is that no two are alike.  Fortunately for you, though, no matter what you're recovering from this Monday... I've got you covered.

Look on the bright side; you probably didn't encounter anyone as bad as this woman...

This Man Is Hilariously Live-Tweeting His Flight-and-Feud With The Woman in #7A

Mind blown, huh?  Well, you ain't seen nothing yet...

20 Moments That Blew Your Mind

At least they weren't as bad as these disasters...

Embarrassing Prom Photos

You and the rest of America.  Don't give up on food entirely but for your butt's sake, here's a few low cal options.

#1. Delicious Low Calorie Lasagna via Little Things Make Life Beautiful
#2. Low Calorie Lemon and Blueberry Tray Bake via Baking Mad
#3. Low Calorie Crunchy Cauliflower via Going Cavewoman

Don't despair!  Apparently, you don't really need 5.5 hours of post turkey lounging.

How Long to Nap for the Biggest Brain Benefits

Hey, it happens to everyone.  Especially if they ask you to draw a map of the US by memory.  Or even worse, a map of Europe.  (Props for finding this gem of a link, Kaelene!)

Americans Were Asked To Place European Countries On A Map. Here’s What They Wrote:

Black and Blue Friday is definitely overrated.  But at least there are still some good people in the world...

35 Pictures That Prove The World Isn’t Such A Bad Place

I hate to say this but I actually can't help you with this one.

This is my first big holiday as a blogger and it seems I really dropped the ball.  I know what you're going to say: it's better that you enjoyed your time at home without worrying about documenting every second and every drumstick along the way.

But really, how hard is it to snap one picture of the turkey (or in my family's case, the bowl of periogies) before digging in?  Evidently, too hard for me.

The only pictures I got from Thanksgiving were these gems and even that was apparently a struggle.

The Golden Rule of Blogging is that if you don't get a picture, it never happened.  Which is quite sad because while I thought I had wonderful memories of laughing to the point of tears before Thanksgiving dinner, more home-cooked meals than Martha would know what to do with, watching the Ravens send my dad on a roller-coaster of extreme emotion, and a couple lung-burning, glute-busting, glorious hilly winter runs... apparently, the only thing that actually happened was that I stood next to a cornfield with a few friends and a completely inappropriate lack of outerwear.

Then again, if that's all that I did... that still wouldn't be so terrible.  I've always said that the only thing better than going to Broom's Bloom is going there with good friends.

But that's all I've got.  As I sat down to write this, I really was ashamed by this pitiful display of bloggery. I couldn't mope around in my self-pity for too long though; Christmas season has officially commenced meaning I have to get my blog face and Pinterest fingers ready.

So after we got back, I did what I always do when it's time to get serious: I brunched.  Because nothing fuels  you better for success than a fried egg sandwich and a spot-on Bloody Mary.

Cheers and brunch on, my friends!
Only three more weeks til we do it all again.

If this didn't help that Holiday Hangover Headache you've got going on there, check out these:
Blog Reader Appreciation Part
1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6

Also, linking up with Sami today!  Weeeee.

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