Monday, May 30, 2016

The Life of a Sleepwalker

Many of my readers know I am a sleepwalker. It can affect my life and sometimes it doesn't. In November of 2011 (we're jumping back in time here) I ran out of my house in the middle of the night yelling help because I thought I was in the book The Stepford Wives. I had just finished the book so I dreamt the ending but with me as the main character. This was the most problematic sleepwalking. And it led to a sleep study.

Now you'll probably ask how you slept with all that? The answer is: You don't. There is goop in my hair and on my torso and I look like a robot. A super lame one at that. But there was a seascape painted on my wall which was supposed to help calm me. I also freaked the technician out. They don't actually know why you're there so when I told him sleepwalking he seemed really nervous. I guess sleepwalkers at 18 are hard to come by. Well nothing happened. I didn't sleepwalk but I did grind my teeth and we used that as a loophole to put me on sleeping medication which would keep me from sleepwalking for a very short period of time.


Sunday, May 29, 2016

My first trip to IHop

This was my first trip to IHop. My family and I were staying down at the Cape Codder Resort and decided to go out into the real world for some food. There is really nothing about this trip that is exciting but they had so many different flavors of syrup!

I really wanted to get all of the bottles of syrup in this but because of Instagram's previous square-only pictures it wasn't possible. But I got some. Being Buddy the Elf's cousin makes syrup and sugar my favorite things. So I was totally in sugar high heaven.


Saturday, May 28, 2016


I saw P!nk in concert and it was a dream come true. She was fantastic. I also question why concerts are on weekdays.

This was her stage for "The Truth About Love" Tour. Looking back her stage looks obscene. Her opening act was just weird and awful but enough about them. I was super impressed by all that P!nk could do. She can sing while doing acrobatics or spinning (in circles not the exercise). At one point she was harnessed and jumping up and down the height of the stage. I can't even run out the door without getting winded. This tour was when her daughter was around one so she was in incredible shape and I'm still baffled how she doesn't puke while spinning so much because I can't even look at a carousel without getting nauseous (thanks dad).


Friday, May 27, 2016

200 Questions! And has nothing to do with my Instagram misadventures

So some of these are repeating but for new readers I'll answer them for you. Also I get super sassy as the list goes on. Beware.
1: Are you ready for 200 questions?
Uh not really
2: Was your last relationship a mistake?
Last or current. Last yes and every last before that.
3: Do you miss your last relationship?
Uh no. It was a mistake.
4: Who did you last say "i love you" to?
Probably Pat or my mom.
5: Do you regret it?
Regret what? Saying I love you. No.
6: Have you ever been depressed?
Yes. I suffer from anxiety and depression.
7: Are you a boy or girl?
8: Are you insecure?
At times. But I'm working on getting over that. Kind of the point of the blog.
9: What is your relationship status?
Engaged to be engaged? Is that a thing?
10: How do you want to die?
In my sleep. Or not at all?
11: What did you last eat?
An apple.
12: Have you played any sports?
No. I'm clumsy. I like to pretend I can.
13: Do you bite your nails?
I used to.
14: When was your last physical fight?
I don't fight.
15: Do you have an attitude?
I don't know what you're talking about. 
16: Do you like someone?
No I like no one! Just kidding I try to like everyone.
17: What is your real name?
18: Have you ever read a book?
No I just have thousands of them for fun.
19: Are you gonna get high later?
No! Who came up with these??
20: Do you hate anyone at the moment?
The person who wrote this.
21: Do you miss someone?
I miss a lot of people.
22: Twirl or cut your spaghetti?
23: Do you tan a lot?
I rock the porcelain look.
24: Have any pets?
I have two cats. A baby duck and a chicken.
25: How exactly are you feeling?
Tired and hungry.
26: Ever eaten food in a car while someone or you are driving?
My car is my dining room half the time.
27: Ever made out in a bathroom?
Um. No. I pick better places like the closet or the couch.
28: Would you take any of your exes back?
Nope! Sorry boys.
29: Are you scared of spiders?
Yes very much.
30: Would you go back in time if you were given the chance?
Probably. Because it would be cool.
31: Do you regret anything from your past?
I regret a lot of things.
32: What are your plans for this weekend?
Sleep in.
33: Do you want to have kids?
It depends on the day. But yes I suppose.
34: Did you ever kiss someone whose name starts with an M?
I don't think so.
35: Do you type fast?
Udidkekdjeow wiwkdkeje
36: Do you have piercings?
Yes nose and ears.
37: Want anymore?
38: Can you spell well?
I work with kids.
39: Do you miss anyone from your past?
I think I already answered this like 5 times.
40: What are you craving right now?
Pirates Booty and Cheesits
41: Ever been to a bonfire party?
42: Ever had a silly band?
Yes. Quite a few. Including Skip Jack Dave and the Sleepers.
43: Have you ever been on a horse?
Yes when I was in Kindergarten
44: Kissed someone in a pickup truck?
Don't remind me.
45: Have you ever broken someone’s heart?
Possibly. I don't know.
46: Have you ever been cheated on?
47: Have you ever made a boyfriend/girlfriend cry?
Maybe in private but not in front of me.
48: Are you thinking of someone right now?
Yes. You poor people reading this.
49: Would you live with someone without marrying them?
I do.
50: What should you be doing?
Blogging about real things?
51: What’s irritating you right now?
52: Have you ever liked someone so much that it hurts?
53: Does somebody love you?
I would hope my parents. At least they say they do.
54: What is your favorite color?
55: Have you ever changed clothes in a car?
Yes. Lots of times.
56: Milk chocolate or white chocolate?
Milk chocolate.
57: Do you have trust issues?
58: Best friends name?
Kelsey, Jenna, Michelle
59: 2nd best friends name?
See above
60: 3rd best friends name?
See above
61: Longest relationship?
2 1/2 years
62: Do you believe your most recent ex thinks about you?
I hope not.
63: Who was the last person you cried in front of?
The mirror.
64: Do you give out second chances too easily?
Yes, very much yes!
65: Is it easier to forgive or forget?
66: Is this year the best year of your life?
I think so so far.
67: What was your childhood nickname?
68: Have you ever walked outside completely naked?
Maybe as a baby. As an adult no.
69: Favorite food?
70: Do you believe everything happens for a reason?
I do firmly believe this.
71: What is the last thing you did before you went to bed last night?
Took my medicine.
72: Did you have dream last night?
Probably but none that I remember.
73: What is bothering you?
That I'm still answering this.
74: Have you ever been out of state?
Yes. I travel a lot to close by states.
75: Do you play the Wii?
Yes! Just Dance is my fave!
76: Are you listening to music right now?
77: Do you like Chinese food?
78: Who are you texting right now?
Pat and Michelle
79: Are you afraid of the dark?
Some nights.
80: Is cheating ever okay?
Um. No.
81: Are you mean?
I like to think I'm not.
82: Can you keep white shoes clean?
I try my hardest!
83: What year has been your best?
When I was two?
84: Do you believe in true love?
I sure do 
85: Favorite weather?
Warm and sunny
86: Do you like the snow?
No too cold for me.
87: Does it snow a lot where you live?
Yes, sadly.
88: Do you like the outside?
I love being outside!
89: Are you currently bored?
90: Do you want to get married?
I would like to.
91: Is it cute when a boy/girl calls you baby?
Yes it is.
92: Are you hungry?
Yes, I forgot my snacks today.
93: Have you ever made out for more than a half hour straight?
That's an awfully long time.
94: What makes you happy?
Disney! My friends! The little things.
95: Would you change your name?
No I'll keep that.
96: Ever been to Alaska?
97: Ever been to Hawaii?
In my dreams.
98: Do you watch the news?
I try not to.
99: Do you love MTV?
No. (when was this written??)
100: Do you like subway?
Subway underground not really. Subway food not really.
101: Would it be hard to kiss the last person you kissed?
102: Your best friend of the opposite sex likes you, what do you do?
Well we're dating so.... I hope he likes me.
103: Do you talk like your friends?
Kind of. Or maybe they talk like me.
104: Why did you decide to do this quiz?
So my readers get to know me.
105: Have you ever seen someone you knew and purposely avoided them?
Yes. All the time.
106: Do you have a friend of the opposite sex who you can act your complete self around?
Yes. He's my significant other.
107: Who was the last person of the opposite sex you talked to?
108: Do you feel good?
109: Who was the last person you had a deep conversation with?
Michelle because it was yesterday.
110: Favorite lyrics right now?
Lost Boy and Just Like Fire ❤❤❤
111: Can you count to one million?
I don't want to try.
112: Ever bought condoms?
No. TMI!
113: Ever gotten pregnant?
114: Ever failed a class?
115: Ever kissed a boy?
116: Ever kissed a girl?
Probably. Like my mom.
117: Ever used a little paper bag for lunch?
I love those things.
118: Have you ever had a job?
Yes. I have had quite a few.
119: Have you ever slipped on ice?
Yes. I'm clumsy.
120: Have you ever missed the bus?
121: Have you left the house without money?
122: Did you ever bully someone on the internet?
are inappropriate
129: Did you ever drink alcohol?
Yes. I'm 23.
130: Did you ever watch “The Breakfast Club”?
Yes I love that movie
131: Have you ever been overweight?
132: Ever had an eating disorder?
133: Ever been to a wedding?
134: Ever been in a wedding?
135: Did you ever made fun of someone for being fat?
No that's awful!
136: Have you ever been on the computer for 5 hours straight?
137: Did you ever watch TV for 5 hours straight?
Yes. Netflix
138: Ever been late for work?
139: Ever been late for school?
140: Ever kissed in the rain?
Yes it's wet.
142: Did you ever fail a driver’s test?
143: Have you ever run a mile in less than 10 minutes?
Yes I used to run a lot.
144: Ever been outside your home country?
Canada count?
145: Ever been on a road trip longer than 5 hours?
Yes to Florida and Illinois.
146: Did you ever get your heart broken?
Yes I have.
147: Ever had a credit card?
148: Ever been to a professional sports game?
I go all the time!
149: Did you ever broken a bone?
Yes actually quite a lot.
150: Have you ever been unhappy about my weight?
Yes but I got over it.
151: Did you ever win a trophy in your life?
Yes for having the best pajamas in 8th grade drama.
154: Ever got engaged?
155: Have you ever been on a diet?
Yes the I eat everything in sight diet.
156: Have you ever been on TV?
On local TV
157: Ever rode in a taxi?
Yes in NYC
158: Ever been to prom?
3 of them
159: Ever played a drinking game?
160: Ever stayed up for 24 hours or more?
I've tried and failed
161: Ever been to a concert?
164: Have you ever been in a car accident?
Yes two
165: Ever had braces?
166: Did you ever learn another language?
I know sign language
167: Ever killed an animal?
No 
168: Ever been to a Japanese steakhouse?
169: Do you wear make-up?
Eyeliner and mascara on a good day.
170: Did you ever talked to someone via webcam?
Plenty of times.
171: Did you ever have wisdom teeth taken out?
Nope but it's coming
172: Did you ever kiss someone a different race than yourself?
No. I feel like that makes me a bad person.
173: Ever dyed your hair?
Yes. Its currently blue.
174: Did you ever graduated from college?
Not yet.
175: Did you ever wear someone else’s clothes?
I share my sisters' clothes all the time.
Psyche! I reached my word count! And that was super excessive!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

The Liquor Bunny

At this time I worked at a small toy store in my hometown. We had lots of things for Easter, including candy. These arrived and we were all thrilled because they were so darn cute!

What a cutie! Well the packaging says that this bunny contains chocolate liquor, which when baked off has no alcoholic properties. Well my boss didn't quite read the packaging and we had some really upset parents coming in thinking we were selling liquor to kids. I promise you this did not have liquor in it but I got a free chocolate bunny because there was such an uproar among parents.


Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Easter of 2013

I used to be a preschool CCD (or Sunday school) teacher. The weekend before Easter was always my last class with my cherubs. I really loved those classes and always came home with funny stories. I always liked to give my students something before Christmas and before Easter so one year I decided to make them these:

They came out super cute with their little cotton tails on the back. Well me being me procrastinated until the night before my last class. No problem can bang them out quickly make them look nice, blah, blah, blah. Except I promised to go see my friend in his play that night. Oops. So I made 2 and had 6 left to go. Luckily I managed to get 8 done by class the next day. And yes, the year after I procrastinated again, but had the whole night to make them.


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

D1 As A Mini Monkey Man

First a foremost, look at those chubby cheeks. So meet D1. You will learn soon that there are two children related to me that have names that begin with D. D1 was born first therefore he gets a 1. I chose to watch D1 while on spring break as well. I had just returned from watching B. D1 and B are about a year apart (so if you're following I have a 2 and a 1 year old nephew.) I'm watching this little one before work one day and I needed to get ready for work. How do you handle a toddling almost two year old and get ready? Well you take a laundry basket and put pillows in it and stick the kid in there. Then you run back and forth between rooms frantically trying to get ready and making sure the kid is okay. Well D1 is fine. And you are all probably horrified now because I am a professional nanny but have no fear I know how to juggle children and many other tasks at once, as nannies often do, without putting a child in the laundry basket. This was also over two years ago as D1 will be 4 at the end of this month.


Monday, May 23, 2016

B As A Baby

In previous posts you have seen B. Well here is a glimpse into B as a baby. Well almost 2 year old. In his little chair, which S now uses, with Curious George, and his sippy, looking like a little old man. I used to babysit B every once in a while when he was little, mainly when I was on spring or summer breaks at college. I'm assuming this was winter break. Not much has changed except he talks more and is a little more sassy. But overall still a little man.


Sunday, May 22, 2016

Let's Start At The Very Beginning

Hey everyone!

We're going to go through the past three years of my life as told by Instagram. That's what my blog was meant to be. Look back and learn and grow from it. So let's start. Each day I'll take a picture or series of pictures from my Instagram and tell the story behind them. I hope you'll enjoy learning with me and following my misadventures. So here we go:

The short story of this is I love bread. And I will always eat maximum amount of bread. I think we were at Outback for my mom's birthday and I decided to pick up the whole loaf of bread, knife and all to take a ridiculous picture and thus post my first Instagram picture. I am almost up to 1993 pictures on Instagram (the year I was born, I'm trying to hit that for my birthday) so you all are in for a wild ride. And you'll later learn my cat Bear also loves bread.


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Tsum tsum Tuesday

Happy tsum tsum Tuesday! My favorite day of the month!!
I found this tsum tsum questionaire and thought it would be fun!
1. How many tsum tsums do you have?
I have 180 minis as of today. 11 are in their way from the UK
8 micros
1 small
3 mediums
1 large
2. What was your first?
Dumbo because I collect Dumbos. Now I'm obsessed with all of them.
3. Do you have a full set?
Yes I do. I'm not a finisher. I just get the ones I really like but I do have a few full sets.
4. What is your favorite set?
101 Dalmatians! And the new Alice set!
5. Who is your most wanted tsum?
I really want Tiger Lily, John and Michael from the Peter Pan set. They're in my top as well as the final Dalmatian.
6. What set do you want them to make?
What set don't I want them to make. I want Beauty and the Beast. I want Pocahontas. I want Sleeping Beauty! There's too many.
7. Do just collect Disney or do you collect Star Wars and Marvel?
Again I collect certain characters. Thor is the love of my life. And I love the avengers so Marvel was a no brainer. I haven't really seen many of the Star Wars movies but I like R2D2 and Wicket. So I have Wicket in all his sizes.
8. Do you have any Clinton's/Target/ non-Disney company tsums?
Yes I do because I wanted tsums that were released before I started collecting.
9. Do you dislike any tsums?
I try to stay away from the villains because I'm a happy person and sometimes they scare me. But Jabba the Hut looks like an ugly slug in tsum form so if I had to choose one I'd choose him. Also C3PO looks like a goldfish I don't like him either.
10. Do you think they should rerelease any of the previous sets?
101 Dalmatians! With more dalmatians! Other than that I have what I want and I think they're very thorough in releasing main characters that people love.


Monday, May 16, 2016

My Crazy Cleaning Spree

On Sunday, all I really wanted to do was stay in bed and read. Well I knew I should do the laundry. So I started a load. Then I remembered I needed to write pen pal letters. So I wrote them labeled them and got them ready to send out. Then my messy floor was bothering me. So I take everything off the floor and put it on the bed to clean. Then I decided my bureau was too messy and that ended up in my bed too. And my closet wasn't organize so you guessed it... It went on the bed. At around 2 pm I realized I made a huge mess and it all needed to be organized and cleaned. So I called in some reinforcement. My favorite OCD nanny. Although she was only there for an hour she was helpful and took the clothes off the bed and folded them. Until she noticed inside my dresser was messy. Then she had to take out and fold all of those clothes. I spent HOURS sorting through stuff, putting stuff away, fixing stuff, and throwing stuff away. In the end I finished exhausted! So I took a bath and read until 9 when I fell asleep.


P.S. next weekend it's the rest of the house.

A Case of the Monday

Ugh. It's Monday again. I don't normally mind Mondays but this one is strangely cold even for Mass. I can also feel the lack of sleep kicking in and clearly my head isn't on right.
Two things happened this morning and it's only 11am.
1. I put my jeans on backwards. The thing about jeans is there is distinctly a front and a back. So I'm not really sure how that happened.
2. I forgot my water on top of my car and drove off. Luckily it's a super sturdy water bottle and there was no damage except a few scrapes. I was also backing out of a driveway so I was going like 10mph tops.
My nanny kid B is clearly feeling the weight of this cold Monday too. We always go to the playground when B gets out of school. So off we head to the playground (despite the wind it's still 50 out). B complained the whole way. First it was that at recess when he went outside his hands turned to ice. Okay dude. Not convincing me. Then it was his tummy was rumbly. That's a legit one. But still lunch isn't for an hour. Finally, it was too sunny and we didn't bring his sunglasses. We never bring his sunglasses. Ever. And it's been a lot sunnier. Well we made it to the playground and he forgot all his woes.
Also the last who parked her car at the playground to walk to church locked her car about 17 times because me and my two and four year old charges definitely want to commit grand theft auto with your Subaru older than my parents.
Luckily S is in such a good mood and has no idea what's going on or that it's Monday.


Wednesday, May 4, 2016


I love Dubsmash. I don't always use it the way other people do. I use it to practice my signing.

I'm currently working on a full song video so stay tuned for that!


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Don't Shop When You're Hungry

So on yesterday's episode of "What you buy at Wal-Mart when you're hungry" I bought two items

Here you see Blue Raspberry Pop tarts and Sugar Cookie Dough. Sugar Cookie Dough is just a normal grocery item but these Blue Raspberry Pop tarts were an on a whim buy and I thought they would taste delicious.

Spoiler alert: they did not.

They tasted like orange juice after you've just brushed your teeth. So unless you really like that taste I suggest not trying these anytime soon.


Monday, May 2, 2016

This or That I

I've seen these all over Facebook! I think I'm going to try to do one once a week so you can get to know me better!

Bath or shower? Bath (with bath bombs of course!)

•Straight or curly hair? Curly

•Favorite holiday? Christmas 

•Android or iPhone? These are not the droids you are looking for

•Texting or call? Call me. 😉

•Facebook or twitter? Facebook (Instagram is really my favorite @themisadventuresofmackenzie)

•Favorite type of food? Pizza if that's a type

•Dream job? Singer 

•Favorite pizza? Cheese with extra sauce

•Favorite cake? Funfetti! Who's isn't?

•Talking or fighting? Talking. I don't know who would pick fighting. I try to avoid fighting at all costs

•Night or day? Day! Mainly because I can't stay up very late. I'm more of a morning person

•Summer or winter? Summer! I love the beach and the heat

•Wine or whiskey? Um.....neither. I don't drink. Well I guess wine because I make a mean sangria with ig

•Makeup or no makeup? I wear eyeliner and mascara on a good day!

•Favorite TV show? The Walking Dead is really all I watch. Other than Chopped

•Hair up or down? Up! So much easier to handle

•Jeans or leggings? Leggings! Especially LulaRoe.

•Painted or none painted nails? Depends on the day. I love them painted but I'm too lazy to paint them.

•Favorite color? Green

•T-shirt or dress shirt? T-shirt

•Flip flops or sneakers? Flip flops 

•Big purse or small? Backpacks

•How many tattoos? Currently 3. 6 more to come!

•How many piercings? 2 (my ears and my nose) 

•Diamonds or pearls? Diamonds are so shiny but pearls are so classy. It's a toss up.

•Favorite animal? Elephants!

•Rap or country music? I'm a country girl.

Let me know what kind of posts you want to see!