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A Brand New Paula In The Country!


Hey everyone! So, as you are aware (because I know I have surely been missed in the blogging world) (or not) (whatever), I have taken what seems like a long hiatus from blogging. You see, I think my problem was that I lacked directionality. And, well, crappy things sort of happened to me that made me reprioritize stuff. There was that, too. But the other night I was lying awake and thought to myself, “Man, Paula. We’re bored. We need something fun and creative to do so we don’t go nuts. By the way, we’re really hungry, too.”. And this, folks, is how my brand new blog called Cook It. Eat It. Repeat It. was born. Thus far, I’m having way too much fun with it, and much more is in store. So follow me over there! Please? I’ll give you all a dollar. Or my neverending gratitude. One of those. Probably the latter. What more do you people want from me?!?!

Ok, I am now done being melodramatic. Come visit me here!

http://cookiteatitrepeatit.wordpress.com/

Sincerely,

Paula In The Country

 
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Posted by on November 16, 2014 in Humor

 

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Liebster, Liebster, Liebster!

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Ok, ok… So I haven’t blogged in forever. Can I tell you all something? I’m gonna. See, I have a brother that’s pretty ill. I blogged about it a while back. I don’t talk about it a lot because, well, it’s not really a fun thing to talk about. Anyway, a lot of my energy is being expended right now on family, and I’m afraid it’s impeding both my blogging and my Tweeting. It’s a damn shame, really. You guys are missing out on some quality Paula In The Country thoughts. I’m certain you’ve all felt an emptiness inside because of it. Or not. Whatever. Anyway, I was nominated for this award thingy a long time ago, and I’m just now getting around to doin’ this thang. So… here we go:

First off, thank you, http://athenenoelle.wordpress.com/ for nominating me for such a prestigious award, just for doing nothing other than occasionally amusing myself by rambling about absurd things. I feel like just Jennifer Lawrence at the Oscars, except that I’m totally way cuter. Yep. That’s my story, and I’m stickin’ to it. And now… to answer all these questions. Whew. I’m exhausted already.

1. Do you think having to answer questions for an award is stupid? If so, proceed to the rules, and ignore the questions. You can ignore the rules too! I don’t care. I still like you just the way you are.

I don’t HAVE to answer anything. You can’t make me. You just said so right up there.

2. What color just makes you so happy, and why?

Orange. Because it is the color of carrot cake, and carrot cake makes me happy.

3. Do you have a favorite bug? Why is it your favorite?

I do not have a favorite bug. Except maybe those bugs in the movie Bugs. They were cute. In real life, though, all bugs can pretty much suck it.

4. Do you believe in reincarnation? What is your reason for your belief, and do you feel you have proof if its existence?

Maybe. I’m not really sure. It seems a little farfetched, but my brother swears he was a weed at my parents’ wedding before he was born. True story. My family is weird.

5. How do you define “infinity”? They say our universe is infinite. Can you even conceive of the infinite? I can’t, so don’t feel bad if you can’t either.

This question is requiring me to think hard way too early in the morning, so I’m moving on.

6. What do you think real love is?

Real love means I’m never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down, never gonna run around… Wait… That’s a Rick Astley song. Never mind.

7. What do you dream about, if you remember your dreams?

The older I get, the less I remember my dreams. My last memorable one was about mutant puppies and me giving birth to kittens, though. You know, normal stuff. I had nipples on my stomach. Whatevs.

8. Do you believe in living with someone if you’re not married, with all of that packing and trouble for a relationship that could end in a few months?

I think living with someone prior to marriage is a requirement. I ain’t gonna marry someone I know leaves a dribble of pee running down the front of the toilet daily.

9. Do you think all Muslims are evil terrorists? (I don’t). Like all extremists, I think they are a small percentage of the total population.

No, but I think those red hat ladies are.

10. Do you like your nose? If you could have a celebrity’s nose, whose would it be, and would it go with your face, aesthetically speaking?

My nostrils look like peanuts, and I have far too many blackheads, but otherwise my nose is ok. I think I’d like a nose like Jennifer Grey’s new nose, but I think it’d look odd on my big head.

11. Do you believe in God/a Creator, and if you do, do you think God is a man or a woman, or just a Presence or a Being?

I think there’s something out there, but I don’t think I’m smart enough to know what he/she/it is. I’m pretty sure he/she/it has a Samuel L. Jackson voice, though.

Shit… 11 random facts? Good Lord, this is like the SATs up in here. Here we go:

– I have three older brothers. I’m the baby, and the only girl. My parents stopped at me because they knew they had created perfection. Again, that’s my story, and I’m stickin’ to it.

– I’m scared of the ocean, bridges, flying, and bees.

– I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up.

– One time in junior high science class, I was reading out loud and I said ‘orgasm’ instead of ‘organism’. It still haunts me to this day.

– I used to be a fat girl in my late teens/early 20’s. Then I got real skinny, then back to semi-fat, and now I’m somewhere in between.

– Yesterday I biked 20 miles, and I feel like someone butt raped me.

– I have a dolphin tattoo on my lower back, and it is the stupidest-looking tattoo ever. Never get a tattoo when you’re 18 years old. I need to start a campaign about this so others don’t ever have to live in shame of their lower back region like I do.

– I love musicals. LOVE them. I’ve actually taken some theatre classes, and I can sing, but sadly, I cannot dance unless it’s an accidental twerk. I wish I’d taken some dance and gotten into the theatre stuff in high school, because it seems like it’s just plain fun.

– I want to go to Greece at least once before I die. I want to see the ruins, eat the food, and sleep with a hot Greek stranger.

– I was a virgin until I was 24 years old. Despite my naughty librarian appearance, I’m really a good girl. But if I ever find the right dude and fall in love, it is SO on.

Hey look, I did 11 already! That wasn’t so hard. Now for my nominees!

http://farmerfarthing.com/

http://longchaps2.wordpress.com/

http://fisticuffsandshenanigans.com/

http://thephilfactor.com/

http://restlessnightsincheaphotels.wordpress.com/

And the questions:

1. Do you prefer to blog with or without pants on?

2. Can you please tell me how many licks it takes to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop?

3. Who would you run into a burning building to save?

4. Are you at all psychic?

5. Have you ever been arrested?

6. What’s your favorite decade?

7. If you could have drinks with one person, living or dead, who would it be, and why?

8. What is your favorite household appliance?

9. Do you believe in ghosts?

10. Why’s the sky blue?

11. What’s your favorite book and/or author?

I think that’s enough questions. I have to go pee.

The rules: (which, of course, are made to be broken)

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and post a link to their blog on your blog. (There’s no need, if you don’t feel like it).
  2. Display the award on your blog–by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a “widget” or a “gadget”. (Don’t feel bad if you don’t know what a “widget” or a “gadget” is. I didn’t either.)
  3. Answer 11 questions about yourself which will be provided to you by the person who nominated you.
  4. Provide 11 random facts about yourself.
  5. Nominate 5 – 11 blogs you feel deserve this award, who have less than 1000 followers.
  6. Create a new list of questions for the blogger to answer.
  7. List these rules on your post. Once you have written published it, you then have to:
  8. Inform people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the Liebster Award and provide a link for them to your post so they can learn about it (they might not have heard of it!)

Now I have to figure out how to inform my nominees that they’re nominees.

Blogging is hard.

 
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Posted by on June 1, 2014 in Humor

 

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Seriously… What The Hell’s A Liebster?

I was informed last night by my blogger friend, athenenoelle.wordpress.com, that I was nominated for a Liebster Award! Holy shit, this is so exciting! I’ve never been nominated for anything in my life, unless you count that one time with the wet t-shirt in the Florida Keys. But we don’t talk about that any more. Moving along now…

The sad thing is, though, I’m afraid that I don’t know what a Liebster Award is, and I feel like a horrible, horrible blogger for not knowing this. Shit… Should I even BE here? What’s going on? I’m scared! Where’s my mom???

Thank you for your attention.

You may all carry on now.

By the way, ‘Liebster’ is kinda fun to say. Liebster. Liebster. Liebster.

 
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Posted by on May 18, 2014 in Humor, Life

 

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Stuck

Is there such a thing as Blogger’s Block? If so, I think I have it. I don’t know if I’ve been drinking too many dirty martinis lately, the Polar Vortex is screwing with me, or I’ve consumed one too many Nutrisystem muffins, but lately, I’ve got nothin’. I’ve been told that you get better at this by doing it more, but my brain seems to be saying, “Nope. Let’s think about pie!”.

Maybe I need to go to Walden Pond.

Or get some three-toed cats.

I dunno. Blogging is hard.

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Posted by on February 2, 2014 in Humor

 

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Life Is Hard. Blogging Is Harder.

Dear one person who may read this blog:

Ok, ok… I know… I’ve been neglecting my blog.

I’ve discovered one of my character flaws, of which there are very few, I may add, is that I tend to lose interest in things rather quickly. One day I want to blog, the next day I want to wear leather pants and start a rock band, the next day I want to do standup, the next day I want to bake cupcakes… You get the idea. Plus, I’ve been very busy attending high-class functions (like Spin class at the YMCA), and focusing on my health (like eating Baked Cheetos). But today I happened to be inspired by a brilliant blog that a friend shared with me and told me that it could’ve been written by me. And I’m like, “Huh? I mean, I’m sort of amusing at times, like after a few RumChata drinks, but could I potentially really write something THAT interesting, and smart, and laugh-out-loud funny? Come on now. What do you want? Are you moving in the near future and require the use of my roomy hatchback vehicle?”. But, as it turns out, surprisingly enough, she was not alone in her opinion. So, let’s give this another shot. I’ll think of something interesting to blog about, I swear.

Don’t go anywhere.

Please love me.

Sincerely,

Paula In The Country

 
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Posted by on September 19, 2013 in Humor, Uncategorized

 

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What The Hell’s A Blog?

I’ve been encouraged to start a blog. The problem is, I don’t know what to write about. I’m not even sure how this site works, to be honest. But I know I like writing. And I can be amusing at times. So what the hell. I would like to apologize in advance to whomever reads this, as I do tend to ramble at times, and I’m a bit on the random side. So, this is my first blog. And it’s about blogging. That hasn’t been done before, has it? I find that doubtful. Shut up. I feel like I’m talking to myself. But then again, I kind of am. This is what it sounds like in my head, except usually there’s something in there also telling me I should have cookies.

Now, I need to go figure out how to change my picture. Blogging is hard.

 
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Posted by on May 6, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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