Friday Wants – January 30

There are so many wants. Everyone wants something. I don’t mean world peace or for large weather systems to go away. I mean things. The things that are just things. They look pretty or are shiny or whatever.
During the day I’m sure I say the phrase “I want _____” at least 10 times. Yesterday I wanted the following when I was at work:
– The gray UGG boots a student was wearing, they had some sort of pattern on them and it was adorable
– Pizza
– FroYo
– New dry shampoo and some tweezers from Ulta
– The cinnamon streusel bread at Costco. Yup, the loaf that costs $4.50. It is totally worth it.
– A pair of Boston Terrier socks that I saw online

I want some stupid things normally but today I have a serious want. I have seen this around a lot in the past few months; the new retirement savings guidelines.
savings-guidelines-900I am 33 currently and my retirement savings isn’t quite at the level that it should be by age 35, according to this. My retirement savings right now is probably the same as it was when I was 14. $0.00. I take that back, I haven’t been stockpiling money like I should, but luckily I have an employer that does some of this for me. Guaranteed it isn’t anywhere near 1 x my annual salary.

So, is it more important that I pay off debt before I stockpile for my retirement? Or do I try a little of both? I am horrible at trying to plan for the future when money is concerned. Where is Suze Orman when I need her?

Are you guys stockpiling for your retirement?
What do you want today?

Friday Wants – January 23

Happy Friday everyone! It is going to be a nice weekend because I don’t have to work at all. There can be some great work events on the weekends, but sitting around in my pajamas or having my long run is much preferred. I know that some people really like a weekend packed with activities and places to go and people to see. I like to do those things, just not every single weekend.

I am bringing back my Friday Wants because everyone needs things, but these are simply wants.

Short, but not too short, running tights
Sounds simple enough, right? Wrong. The companies that make short running tights do a fantastic job, but they are just too short for me. I hate it when my ankles are out in the open during a run, in any kind of winter weather. And regular running tights are just too long for me. They tend to bunch up at my knees and I am constantly hiking them up during runs. You would think that someone just under 5’1″ would fit into short pants just fine…no. This also happens with jeans. I have a pair of short jeans but after a few washes, they are at least an inch too short. BUT, I’ll make note that the regular length jeans were down to my toes. Oy, I will never win this battle.
I feel like Goldilocks and the three pairs of running tights. I want one that is juuuuuuuust right. For now, I just wish and want.

I want people to stop complaining about winter weather
I live in Northwest Ohio and *news flash* it gets cold here in the winter. Sometimes it gets so cold your pipes freeze, you can’t go outside for more than a few minutes without risking damage to your skin and you can throw water in the air and it will freeze before it hits the ground. (Youtube that ish, it is awesome)
The way people complain around here, you’d think we just started getting snow last year. I don’t mind the statements about ‘wow, it’s snowing,’ or ‘it sure is cold out today.’ It’s the people that complain day in and day out. The fun part about our mega-snowy winter in 2014 included massive snow drifts. The one here is by my front door and, it may not look it, but it is over 4′ tall. Impressive, Mother Nature, well done. 2014-01-02 15.39.06

I want Bo to stop hogging my side of the bed
I love Bo more than life itself, but this dude needs to stop taking up way more room than he should have in the bed. Bo is definitely a cuddler and he likes to be touching me at all times, especially when he is sleeping. He is only 18 pounds and he takes up his fair share of space. One of his favorite spots to curl up is between my knees when I sleep on my stomach or side. Then it is so hard to move him when I want to turn over. Note to Bo: please stop.2014-08-09 23.06.53

I want to be able to wear a hat without getting hat hair
I have a few really cute winter hats that I can’t wear at all if I ever plan on taking it off that day. My hair is very impressionable, not like you can peer pressure it into anything you want, but if I put it in a ponytail it will immediately have an awkward crease in it and if I put a hat on, it immediately has impressions from the hat. The odd part about this, is that I can curl my hair and hair spray the guts out of it and the curls don’t stay. Either way, I want to be able to wear my cute hats.

I want to make certain things in my life a priority for 2015
My wants include financial priorities, personal priorities and fitness priorities. The one I am most excited about are blog priorities. I have some changes coming this year and I really am so excited about them. This is my first priority that I am taking on for 2015. I am starting one of my fitness priorities this month as well, training for my second marathon during the winter.
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Friday Wants for February 14 – Movie Edition

Jeff and I aren’t the kind of couple who celebrates the love holidays. No Valentine’s Day or Sweetest Day in our house. It has never been my thing and I really don’t see it ever being my think. Luckily Jeff feels the same way.
So, happy Friday!

DVD’s I want:

I am basically giddy that there are only three weeks until Catching Fire comes out on DVD. I am ready to do a mini Hunger Games marathon that weekend I think.

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While I’m talking movies I can’t wait to get my hands on the Frozen DVD. This was such an unexpectedly good movie. I mean, Disney is always fantastic, but this movie was so touching. The singing was untouchable as well.

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And I think that The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug comes out in early April!

Movies I want to see:

Divergent – Out on March 21

Muppets Most Wanted – Out on March 21

What do you want to see?

Friday Wants for January 31

It has been too long since I have had a good ‘ol Friday Wants post. Who doesn’t like to talk about things that they want?? Here is what I have been wanting lately…

Warmer weather. This whole snowmageddon thing is getting old. We have two things to look forward to this winter.
1 – It is winter warm, which means anything above 20*. When it is this warm there is the high possibility that it is going to snow, and it typically does.
2 – It is freezing ass cold, which means anything below 0*, and we have had plenty of this type of weather this winter. The only bonus about this extreme cold is that it is too cold to snow!

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As long as I am focusing on better weather…
I would love a free entry, as well as free travel and food and hotels, to the Maui Marathon.
I mean, as long as I’m wishing for things that aren’t going to happen, I might as well make them good ones. Funny note, the picture above is from my visit to Maui in 2006.

I would really like for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire to come out on freaking DVD already. Sure, it is coming out in March, but that is a month away!!!! Do these people know how hard it is to wait for these things??
Seriously, this movie was amazing. Ah May Zing.

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I really want to have already seen The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. I am embarrassed to call myself a Tolkien fan since I haven’t seen this yet.
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What do you want today?

Friday Wants for November 15th

New Balance High Visibility Beacon Jacket

I know it is amazingly expensive, but seeing as the sun sets at 5:30 pm around here now, I can sure use this much reflection in the dark.

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Athleta Reflective Relay Tights

Again, more expensive than I am used to paying for running tights BUT they are so comfortable and they come in petite sizes! I love running tights that actually fit me and that don’t bunch up at my knees.

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Pretzel Crisps in: Caramel Toffee and White Chocolate & Peppermint
Both of these flavors are so amazing. What I need is to stock up on these bad boys while they are around this holiday season so I can enjoy them into the new year. My bag says it doesn’t expire until September of 2014! I can totally keep these around then. 
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Naturally there is NO record of the Caramel Toffee Pretzel Crisps on the stupid internet, but here is my proof:

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What do you want today?

Friday Wants for November 8

LARABAR

I would like to find out where the seasonal flavors of LARABAR are sold in the Toledo area. I have looked in so many stores and I can’t find them! Yes, I can order them online. No, I don’t want to! There are Pumpkin Pie and Snickerdoodle.

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Clif Bar

The same search has to be extended to include the seasonal Clif bar flavors. The flavors are Pecan Pie, Spiced Pumpkin Pie and Iced Gingerbread.

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GU

I would also, in keeping with the theme of these wants, like to find the Peppermint Stick flavor of GU. If it is even a seasonal flavor this year. I couldn’t find any online…do you know what it/they are?
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Friday Wants for November 1

Happiness. Plain and simple happiness.
I want to wake up happy in the morning and go to sleep happy at night.
This is 100% to do with my emotional state and I am the only one who can make me happy.

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