Cranky Kelly

I can’t believe it’s June. We are officially in my birthday month and a little over a month away from B’s second birthday! Woah.

Crank Kelly. That doesn’t have as a great ring to it as Cupcake Kelly’s. With the plans I had this weekend, I had planned a spectacular Marvelous in my Monday (MIMM) link up post planned. Then Sunday came and it was an all around lousy day. I couldn’t find the marvelous in ANYTHING. Just ask Nick, I am sure he will be able to tell you what a joy I was to be around.

As most of the East Coasters are aware, this weekend was HOT and HUMID. It was not pleasant to be outside, I am pretty sure I was sweating just standing still. So it was super fun to realize at 10 pm on THursday night that our air conditioning was not working. Since the unit is still under warranty through the builder I pretty much knew I would not have AC Friday.


Luckily we were set to leave for CT for the weekend around noon, so I wouldn’t need to be in the house for too long. Luckily, getting the little one fed and packing/cleaning took the majority of our morning hours and before I knew it, it was time to hit the road.

Friday was spent with my favorite CT blend, we all had lawn tickets to see Luke Bryan at the Meadows, we met in the parking lot to tailgate and I got to meet a lot of Cait’s friends.

stolen from Cait!

stolen from Cait!

Obviously, the whiskey lovers drank whiskey. I stuck to one Thomas Hooker Watermelon Ale at the beginning of the night since I was driving and anything else would make me fall asleep.


Also stolen from Cait.




Saturday, Nick played in the band at the Greek Festival. He usually plays Thursday – Sunday every year, but because of the concert and his new job he ended up only playing Saturday. I went and enjoyed some delicious gyros, loukamades, and conversation. The place was packed all night, so I think it ended up being pretty successful, but man was it hot under those tents with lots of people and all the food being cooked.

Originally, I was supposed to stay in CT to go to an event with Caitlin last night, but it was cancelled so Nick and I decided to come home. BAD DECISION.

We got home and the guy we hired to cut our lawn had not come, they were supposed to come Friday. So I was already annoyed, they were supposed to come yesterday, but they still haven’t showed…

Our AC was obviously still out and we thought it would cool that evening, I’l just sum it up and say we were wrong and I was miserable and cranky. To top it all off our well water is acting up again and B did not go to sleep until 11 PM!

Luckily our air was fixed yesterday, and hopefully the plumber and lawn guys can do their thing today. Here’s to a marvelous…Tuesday?

Playlist Thursday: Beach Tunes

It’s that time of the week again. Time to link up with Pavement Runner. This is an awesome link up I always try to partake in because I get to see songs that I might not have otherwise heard of and I always end up adding at least one song to my running playlist. Make sure you head over to Pavement Runner to check out everyone else who contributed this week.

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Today’s theme is: Beach Songs. I grew up in the only landlocked state in New England, Vermont. So I am going to share songs that remind me of country summer!


Artist: Kenny Chesney
Title: Summertime
Side Note: Love this song, Love Kenny, I HATE when radio stations play this song in the summer. (8:12 Pace)
Quotable: And it’s two bare feet on the dashboard
Young love in an old Ford
Cheap shades and a tattoo
And a Yoo-hoo bottle on the floorboard

Perfect song on the radio
Sing along ’cause it’s one we know
It’s a smile, it’s a kiss
It’s a sip of wine, it’s summertime
Sweet summertime


Artist: Florida Georgia Line
Title: Cruise
Side Note: I LOVE the Nelly remix, I know I know I really shouldn’t, ha. (10:12 pace). These guys are opening for Luke Bryan on Friday and I am super excited!
Quotable: She was sippin’ on Southern and singin’ Marshall Tucker
We were falling in love in the sweet heart of summer
She hopped right up into the cab of my truck and said
“Fire it up, let’s go get this thing stuck”

Baby you a song
You make me wanna roll my windows down and cruise
Down a back road blowin’ stop signs through the middle
Every little farm town with you
In this brand new Chevy with a lift kit


Artist: Luke Bryan
Title: Just A Sip
Side Note: So pumped to go see him for the second this weekend with Nick and my best CT blend! It’s gonna be a fun weekend :) Plus this video is beach party craziness!
Quotable: What makes a good ol’ boy start pumping his fist in the sky
What makes a shy girl walk on the wild side
What makes a party better
Makes it last forever
Everybody all together now

Take a sip, just a sip
Beer or whiskey if you’re with me, wet your lips
Gonna be mmhmm so good, mmhmm so nice
Starting this night off so right with…
Just a sip

Playlist Thursday: Refreshed for 2013

I am linking up with Pavement Runner today. I LOVE his music posts, mostly because I am always looking for new running songs to add to my playlist, but because of the format of his posts.

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Today’s theme is: Refreshed for 2013. After an awesome win (thanks for the votes) I have to start 2013 on the right foot note, so here are some songs that are refreshing my running for 2013.


Artist: John Mayer
Title: No Such Thing
Side Note: This song reminds me of high school and serves as reminder to keep pushing forward. Also, he is a BABY in this video. Woah.
Quotable: Well I never lived the dreams of the prom kings
And the drama queens. I’d like to think the best of me. Is still hiding. Up my sleeve. They love to tell you. Stay inside the lines. But something’s better. On the other side


Artist: The Script featuring Will.i.Am
Title: Hall of Fame
Side Note: This song is all about how you can be whatever you put your mind to, and that’s always something I need, running can be so mental sometimes.
Quotable: You could go the distance. You could run the mile. You could walk straight through hell with a smile. You could be the hero. You could get the gold. Breaking all the records that thought never could be broke


Artist: Jason Aldean with Luke Bryan and Eric Church
Title: The Only Way I Know
Side Note: This song also reminds me of good ol’ Vermont and I listen to it when I get a little frustrated and it helps propel me forward/
Quotable: That’s the only way I know. Don’t stop till everything’s gone. Straight ahead never turn round. Don’t back up, don’t back down. Full throttle wide open. You get tired, you don’t show it. Dig a little deeper when you think you can’t dig no more. That’s the only way I know

Playlist Thursday: Songs I forgot

I am linking up with Pavement Runner today. Before or after you read this post make sure you head over to his nominations post, you can vote for Best Something Old, Best Something Current, Best Something to Consider, Best Most Appearances and Favorite Playlist Thursday Participant. I would love you to vote for your favorites, even if they aren’t mine ;)!

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Today’s theme is: Up to us! I am going to post some songs that I forgot about, songs that I wish I had included


Artist: Gorillaz
Title: Feel Good Inc.
Side Note: This song reminds of high school. When I went to London I remember hearing this song everywhere, and about 2 or 3 months later it made it big in the states.
Quotable: Don’t stop, get it, get it. We are your captains in it. Steady. Watch me navigate. Ahahahahahhaa.


Artist: Taylor Swift
Title: I Knew You Were Trouble
Side Note: I have a love/hate relationship with Taylor Swift. I can’t stand her boys treat me like garbage whiny songs, but this song has a great beat and I love singing and running with it. But at the end of the day I am team John Mayer…so there’s that.
Quotable: I knew you were trouble when you walked in. So shame on me now. Flew me to places i’d never been. So you put me down oh. I knew you were trouble when you walked in. So shame on me now. Flew me to places i’d never been. Now i’m lying on the cold hard ground. Oh, oh, trouble, trouble, trouble. Oh, oh, trouble, trouble, trouble


Artist: Luke Bryan
Title: Rain is a Good Thing
Side Note: This one goes out to my girl Cait, she loves Luke Bryan as much as I do, plus she loves whiskey, so we can pretend he is singing to her.
Quotable: Rain makes corn, corn makes whiskey.Whiskey makes my baby feel a little frisky. Back roads are boggin’ up, my buddies pile up in my truck. We hunt our honeys down, we take ‘em into town. Start washin’ all our worries down the drain. Rain is a good thing