Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Womens Bike Blogs

I again was lurking away at my stats and saw this. It sparked my curiosity so I went a looking and was pretty stoked to find my little ole blog mentioned on its pages. Its a list of lady bikers who blog about their experiences. I am now following a ton more women and have a lot more reading to do. I prolly should start riding again. I haven't ridden much since my wreck. I actually busted my knees worse then I had originally thought and its just been too painful to deal with.

Also on that page it says I am based outta Australia...Im not really yall dont be confused lol. I wish I lived there that'd be rad as all get out.

Anyways who is stoked for Turkeyday?? I sure am! I have been cooking my jolly little butt off.

Monday, November 21, 2011


I was trolling the interwebs and found this wise piece of reading. Didn't have a source for it but whatevs. Its pretty much a great little bit of encouragement that I took to heart. 

Cut your losses and don’t waste your time . Why stay in some weird dating limbo when you can move on to what will surely be better territory? Don’t want to hear it? Fine. Here’s the answer you’re looking for, “Hang in there, baby. He’s not the loser everybody’s telling you he is. If you wait and keep your mouth shut and call at exactly the right time and anticipate his moods and have no expectations about communication or your own sexual needs, you can have him!” But please don’t be surprised if he dumps you or continues to drag you through a completely unsatisfying relationship.
He is a man made up entirely of your excuses. And the minute you stop making excuses for him, he will completely disappear from your life.
Men, for the most part, like to pursue women. We (men) like not knowing if we can catch you. We feel rewarded when we do.
Don’t let the “honeys” and the “babys” fool you. His sweet nothings are exactly that. They are much easier to say than “I’m just not that into you.” Remember, actions speak louder than, “There’s no cell reception where I am right now.”
Calling when you say you’re going to call is the very first brick in the house you are building of love and trust. If he can’t lay this one stupid brick down, you ain’t never gonna have a house, baby. And it’s cold outside.
He will always be able to play the “friend” card on you. He only has to be responsible for the expectations of a friend, rather than the the far greater expectations of a boyfriend. He’s got the ultimate situation: a great friend with all the benefits of a girlfriend, whom he can see or not see whenever he wants to. He may be one of your closest friends, but I’m sorry to say … as a boyfriend, he’s just not that into you.
I don’t want to be “sort of dating” someone. I don’t want to be “kinda hanging out” with someone. I don’t want to spend a lot of energy suppressing my feelings so I appear uninvolved. I want to be involved. I want to be sleeping with someone I know I’ll see again because they’ve already demonstarted to me that they’re trustworthy and honorable — and into me.
Don’t be flattered that he misses you. He should miss you. You’re deeply missable. However, he’s still the same person who just broke up with you. Remember, the only reason he can miss you is because he’s choosing, every day, not to be with you.
It’s very tempting when you really want to be with someone to settle for much, much less — even a vague pathetic facsimile of less — than you would have ever imagined. Remember always what you set out to get and please don’t settle for less. These guys exist because there are a lot of women out there who allow them to.
Hey girl. Put down the penis, put your clothes back on, and go directly to your best friend’s house. Do not find an excuse to stay. Do not think that because of all the crazy hotness of it all, it now means that you’re meant to be together. Yes, break up sex does seem like a good idea, because hey, it’s nice to have sex with someone you have these dramatic feelings about. It makes it all, well, dramatic. But now you know. It confuses everything and makes you separate sex and emotions. So now you don’t ever have to make that mistake again. Got it? He’s into the very-bad-idea-that-masquerades-as-a-good-idea, breakup sex. Over and out.
He’s sniffing for something better, and when he doesn’t find it, he gets lonely and comes “home.” It’s not that he’s so into you. It’s that he’s so not into being alone. Don’t give him the chance to break up with you for the fourth time. (Even the idea of it sounds beneath you, doesn’t it?) Reset your breakup maximum to one and move on.
Cut him off. Let him miss you.
He doesn’t need to be reminded that you’re great.
There’s a guy out there who’s going to be really happy that you didn’t get back together with your crappy ex-boyfriend.
No matter how powerful and real your feelings may be for someone, if that person cannot fully and honestly return them and therefore actively love you back, these feelings mean nothing.
Being lonely … being alone … for many people … sucks. I get it, I get it, I get it. But still I have to say that yes, my belief is that being with somebody who makes you feel shitty or doesn’t honor the person you are is worse.
Life is hard enough as it is without choosing someone difficult to share it with.
You deserve to be with someone who is nice to you all the time.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Mr Humprey the Hedgehog

Yall prolly already read The CityBirds Nest but just in case you dont you should go ahead and do that.

Especially if you like bikes, especially if you like crafts and especially if you like really awesome drawing of animals. I asked her to draw something a while back and look what she came up with!!!

Its pretty darn rad if I do say so myself. I mean who doest like hedgehogs?!!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Traffic Control

I was looking at my traffic sources...I have the most random ones. Like ( ) I mean what are you and how did you find my blog from that site?? I am very curious. Also people find me from very strange search words like blue bike or ugly interview shirt. It also really creeps me out though when someone will look up something correct like KelleyKronic nashville exact dude. WHO ARE YOU!!!??

Crazy yall!!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Car Woes

This week has been one for the story books. October is always weirdly a hard month for me and this year was no exception. It started and ended with a bang. I guess technically the worst bit happened on the beginning of November but whatevers. 
One of my friends Josh is hitch hiking across America with one of his friends Kevin. Josh had planned to come stay with me a few days and was supposed to get dropped off in Nashville. They ended up not being able to get a ride so I offered to drive the 2.5 hours to Henderson Ky to come get them. I got all the way there, only getting lost once, picked them up at an Applebees got about 10 minutes down the road then I literally blinked and I had an airbag in my face and my car was spinning out of control.  When the car finally stopped we were stunned and choking on the airbag dust. I had to force my door to open a little bit so I could squeeze out. We looked around and didnt see a dang thing that we could of hit. Finally a man comes running up and is like are yall ok? We were all uh yes what happened. Apparently he had been stalling, tried to get on the left side of the road from the right side and slammed into us, his car stopped and mine hurtled on down the road a good 100ish yards until stopping in the median almost in oncoming traffic. As you can see in the picture most of the left front side is gone along with a ton of other things. My poor baby car that I just spent almost a grand fixing up is now demolished and gone.
It was one of the most horrifying things Ive dealt with. I was terrified my passenger friends had been hurt and it had been my fault. Im still beating myself up about it all.
I am very grateful I had those two boys with me. I was pretty out of it and they immediately stepped up to get it sorted. They made sure I was ok first and stayed by me and gave me hugs the entire time. I didnt realize how import human touch was but it definitely kept me grounded and made me feel a ton better. I'm not used to being taken care of or treated that nice. I really cant express how grateful I am for them.
After every thing was taken care of we got taken back to the where i picked them up and waited till my dad came to get us. 
I got to spend a few days with them, they left yesterday. I had to stop myself from crying. I definitely always have a hard time when friends leave. I always get emotional and wish the world was a bit smaller. I am a silly little person I suppose. I guess its really rare to find good people and when it happens its hard to watch them leave. Oh well. I am alive, they are alive, the people in the other car are alive, things will get better. Ill be ok in a few days. Life is good. 

Friday, October 28, 2011

Adventures on the Trace

I meant to post these last week but hey procrastinators unite. My mom went to PA to see my great Aunt  last week so while she was gone me and dad spent more time together. Its turning Fallish for most people so we decided to take a trip on the Natchez Trace to see the changing colors. They turned out to not the too great yet but we had fun taking pictures and driving around. 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Its been a while

I have not been feeling the whole blogging/interweb thing for a few weeks now. Life has been crazy but not in a way that I want to write about on the internet.
I deleted my facebook and my twitter for now. I considered getting rid of this and my tumblr as well but I decided against that, just limiting time spent on here instead.
I am so bad at being passive aggressive on the interwebs and this needed to stop. I just spend too much of my day looking at other peoples lives that I forget that mine is waiting here needing to be lived. Ive been dealing with finding out who my friends are as well and it just hurts to make a call/ send a txt and have it ignored but then see a status update someone made with their phone about what they are doing...Im over obsessing over if people like me or not, I'm over sharing my life online where people dont have to ask how Im doing they can simply read about it and then forget that I am a person who needs real life attention too. If people want to be in my life they can pick up their phones or come to my house. Im over begging for old friendships to exist. And obviously this is about people that are local I'm not saying if you live in Vermont that you need to keep up with me on a day to day basis. Just the people that I have known/worked with/hungout with for years who only act interested when they happen to see me out or when they see a "juicy' potential piece of gossip online and remember that I have a phone. I think if you are only interested in a friendship when its convenient then just dont talk to me at all...

I prolly sound really dramatic right now and Im not trying to Im just kinda word vomiting and venting to myself.
Theres a ton more but I dont need to bore yall with specifics. Just letting you know I'm not going to be on here more often and to the people that I regularly talk to feel free to email me or whatevs if you want to stay in touch. I dont even know if Ill always keep my twitter and fb deactivated but for right now it works for me. I feel less stressed like a silly social burden has been lifted from my shoulders....

Monday, October 10, 2011


I know I need to write a little posty but Im not feeling it. Today I found out that after being scared for months I do not in fact have ovarian cancer. Thank goodness. I am very happy about that obviously. Its been a weird couplea months thats for sure.

I took my little lady Luna out for a brisk 8 mile spin around the greenway. That helped lift my spirits a whole lot.
Isnt she beautiful?!!

Friday, October 7, 2011


This little kid kinda makes my heart warm and fuzzy.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


Today would of been my Gamas 84th birthday had she lived. Im trying to spend today celebrating her life instead of focusing on her death. I still miss her everyday. I still wish she was here with me. No one can make me feel happy like she could, no one can give me her great hugs. Im going to miss cooking holiday food with her this year and being able to spend time with her. Im going to miss decorating her tree like we did every year. Its still pretty weird to think about living the rest of my days without her in them.

She lived like no one Ive ever met before. She always had a smile on her face even when cancer was destroying her body. She was always filled with words of encouragement and joy when I needed it. She was truly an amazing person and my life will never be the same with out her.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Dear Vegetarians

I am have some veggies as guests in a few weeks and I need some good food ideas to feed them with!! My family loves the meats so I have no idea what to make.

Help a child out!!!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Mini Oreo Cheese Cake

I think I am destined to be a fat person cause I am always making some kind of ridiculous treat. Yall don't follow in my footsteps!!

So this was really simple recipe, only a few ingredients and you're done.
2 packages of oreos
2 lbs creme cheese
1 cup sugar 
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 eggs
1 cup sour cream

Preheat your oven to 275. Line your pans with liner and an oreo at the bottom of each cup. This will make around 30 give or take a few.
Beat your creme cheese in a mixer at medium speed. Gradually add sugar then the vanilla then drizzle in one egg at a time. After this is all done beat in the sour creme till everything is all mixed nicely. Crunch up about 12 oreos and hand stir them into the mixture. Fill up your cups, bake for around 20 minutes until its settled then refrigerate overnight. You can even cut some cookies in half and use them to decorate the top of each cup cake if you want.
I need tips on how to photograph food better...I dont think Im too good at it.

Saturday, October 1, 2011


 Last Friday I went to hangout with a new friend, we originally planned to just hangout downtown Nashville and get a little silly. After we hung out downtown it was around 1:30 am so we went to Dragon Park to plan our next move. He convinced me it would be a good idea to travel an hour away to see this tree house. It sounded like a grand idea but I was sleepy so I tricked him into driving and fell asleep.
I woke up a few hours later still in a moving car. Kinda freaked me out a bit as it was around 4 in the morning and I was not prepared to still be driving. I was so tired though that I ended up getting over it and just falling back to sleep until a few hours later. When I woke up I got really confused because the time on my phone and the time on the car clock were different so I knew we were in a different time zone somehow...and we were still driving. He wouldnt tell me where we were going at all which was funny but also a bit odd. We stopped at a gas station so I darted inside to question people...they all lied to me and said we were in North Carolina. Its like they knew what he was planning, creepers!!!
So finally he admitted that he was trying to get to Gatlingburg but was lost. Ive been wanting to go back there for ever so I was pretty darn stoked that he drove through the night to surprise me.
When we finally got there instead of stopped he drove all the way though to the Clingmans Dome over look dealy. Hes all oh its only 1/2 a mile to the top so I was like yea lets go up to the top...that is until I saw the trail. IT WAS STRAIGHT UP!!

These pics were from the very top of the trail dome thingmajig. It was rad once we got to the very top. I was into it. After we got to the bottom we left Gburg to go to the tree house. It was pretty funny that we did that since it took like 4 or 5 hours to get there and we just left like it was nothing. I kinda wanted to look around but hey next time yall.
Like an hour or so away from Nashville there is a creepy huge ass tree house that is also a church. Now I am not religious and very very religious people scare me so I was pretty apprehensive about getting out of the car.

These are people the guy carved for his church...Im not sure if they are supposed to be members or are characters in the Bible..

This is the lawn from the top/5th story of the tree house...yea its a jesus flag. I was like wtf are we doing here. They are gonna smell I dont like them and sacrifice me as a reminder.

This was the belltower at the very top. It shook in the wind. I didnt stay up there long. Also the steps getting up to the top were so far apart I almost had to get on my hand and knees to get up them.

Apparently they had a problem with people using all the beds for "other" uses so they stripped off the mattresses.

View from the inside looking down at the sanctuary...

And here is what is looks like from the outside...CRAZY PEOPLE!!!
There were tons of people camped out around the place with a million kids and right when we left 3 huge church busses pulled in so I was glad we left when we did.
If yall are ever in Crossville and either brave or into this shit then I recommend going to visit!!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Penne Rustica

This is the recipe for my gramps birthday dinner. Its kinda time consuming but real tasty. You can also just buy it at Macaroni Grill but thats not quite as fun yall!!!
Have fun and tell me if you like it!!

Part 1

Part 2 
  • ounce pancetta or ounce bacon

  • 18 shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 12 ounces grilled chicken breasts, sliced

  • 16 -24 ounces penne pasta, cooked

  • teaspoons chopped pimiento

  • ounces butter

  • teaspoon chopped shallot

  • pinch salt and pepper

  • cup parmesan cheese

  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

  • sprigs fresh rosemary

  • For Sauce: 
    Saute butter, garlic, and rosemary until garlic begins to brown.

  • Add Marsala wine and reduce by one-third.

  • Add remaining ingredients, reduce by half of the original volume.

  • Set aside.

  • For Penne Rustica: Saute pancetta until it begins to brown.

  • Add butter, shallots, and shrimp.

  • Cook until shrimp are evenly pink but still translucent.

  • Add chicken, salt, pepper, and mix thoroughly.

  • Add gratinata sauce and 1/2 cup parmesan cheese.

  • Simmer until sauce thickens.

  • In a large bowl, combine shrimp& chicken mixture with the cooked pasta.

  • Pour into a large casserole dish or roaster.

  • Top with remaining cheese, pimientos and sprinkle with paprika.

  • Bake at 475 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes.

  •  Remove and garnish with fresh rosemary sprig.

    Wednesday, September 28, 2011


    We had a little party for my gramps today. We had Penne Rustica and Cheesecake. I will be posting recipes tomorrow. I sure do love my granparents!!!

    Tuesday, September 27, 2011


     I have been too busy the last few days with some adventures to get on here so I had scheduled for 4 days worth of posts...just realized that obviously they are not showing up.


    Oh well I will try again!!

    Thursday, September 22, 2011

    Pizza Party

    I cooked a coupla pizzas yesterday. I made a gross meat one for the boys and an amazing veggie one for me and my mom. This one had squash, olives, fresh mozzarella, peppers and artichoke hearts. It may have been the best pizza I have made yet. I have never thought to put artichokes on one before but it was delicious!! I saw a recipe for cauliflower crust on Megs blog so I think next I will try that.

    We started eating before I remembered to take a picture of the finished product. WHOOPS!!!