A Pony Named Darwin

Let’s be clear, I never want to grow up. Ever.
I even wrote a post recently about how to look like you have your shit together.
I didn’t say how to HAVE your shit together.
Because that’s just not something I’m qualified to teach.
I have however, looked to my future a time or two.
I like what I see. But let’s dig a little deeper…
When I grow up:
Based on the amount of original songwriting I currently do, I’ll have completed a screenplay to the world’s worst musical ever written.
My last name will make me sound Persian so when people meet me, they’ll be surprised I’m white. That’ll be hilarious.
I’ll learn to love red wine. But for now, I’m keeping it real with my Chardonnay and Moscato.


Speaking of wine, when I grow up I’ll consider not taking advantage of $10 any bottle at my local bar and getting beligerent on a Wednesday. Maybe
I’ll also stop being such an uncoordinated jackass
Our dog, Archie, will be super well trained and will stop carrying my underwear into the living room before guests come over. He’ll also be a successful dog model. I’ve got the pics to back that up.

L.L. Bean, I’ll be waiting for your call.

A Target shopping spree won’t blow my monthly budget because, duh, Archie will be making the big bucks.
I’ll learn how to put on eyeliner without having to use q-tips to fix all the places I effed it up.
Kraft Mac and Cheese will no longer be an essential food group in my diet. 

Don’t tell me this isn’t food porn. It is.

Naveed and I will have learned to pick up after ourselves We will have hired Merry Maids.
By some miracle, my ladies will remain perky. If they go down, they’re going back up people!
And I will have fulfilled one of my first childhood dreams: I’ll have a pony named Darwin.


If you haven’t meet Lindsey from Follow the Ruels, you should head over there right now. Lindsey is a fellow California girl who has now made the east coast her home (North Carolina, to be exact). If you’re hungry, by no means should you check out this recipe for Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Twice Baked Potatoes. You’ll drool on your desk (like I just did). If that didn’t make you hungry, check out her whole list of recipes!
Lindsey does some amazing tutorials and  introduced me to two awesome sites to monitor prices of clothes online. She even wrote this post for me about the rules for working from home (okay, she didn’t write it just for me. But after working from home 3 days this week, I needed it). 
Now go visit Follow the Ruels and follow Lindsey on twitter! She’s bound to bring out your inner chef. 

  • You are seriously hilarious! So glad I found your blog a few days ago.

  • Someday when I grow up there won’t perpetually be a mountain of clothing next to my bed and I will stop eating pizza for every other meal. I feel as though these are lofty goals.
    Penniless Socialite
    Jewelry Giveaway!

  • Even when your last name is persian I will still call you by your college nickname…your maiden name!!!

  • Holy Eff…Are you positive you didn’t write this post about me? If $10 bottles of wine and Mac & Cheese are not in my future, then I don’t want to grow up.

  • It took me a while to start liking read wine, but now that is all we drink. One day it’ll just happen. Be prepared.

  • You should NEVER remove mac n cheese from your food groups!! If that’s growing up, count me out. lol

  • Lindsey is so popular – she’s guest posting on my blog today too!

  • Found you from the link up today and going through your list I’m like yup, that’s me. I’ve come to terms with the fact that ill never learn to like red wine and am perfectly content with my moscato and Riesling 🙂

  • Red wine. Woof! Give me some Moscato or Riesling anyyyy day of the week.

  • You have now made me drool as I go to my kitchen to make some mac n cheese.

  • I laughed at a lot of this. When you write about Archie I laugh out loud because it’s so me…especially with the dog modeling thing! 🙂 And I’m with you on the girls! 🙂

  • LOL! I loved this! And your picture with your wine? Priceless.

    I have an Irish last name, so when people see the Caribbean girl next to it, they’re SO confused! hahaha

  • Hahah I LOVE Kraft Mac and cheese sometimes! I’ve been using the budgetbytes.blogspot.com mac n cheese recipe lately! I love your thoughts on your future last name! That will be HILARIOUS. I have a friend who was telling me about someone she worked with who had the most gender neutral first name ever and her parents did it intentionally!

  • Why would you ever want to grow up out of mac n cheese?! I love the rest though 🙂

  • ooo ooo ooo, when I grow up I want to learn how to like red wine too. That’s a grown up thing to do for sure. 🙂

    I LOVE everything about this list!

  • I have just found my newest blog to stalk…I mean follow, I said follow! Who said anything about stalking…not me…;)

  • haha, super funny! …and just out of curiosity, why Darwin?

    found your blog through the twitter hop 😀

  • Dearest Nadine,

    Your posts have made me laugh so hard you make me forget of how stressful of a day or week I have had!!!! You rock!!!!

    xoxo Dinah @ sunshine super glam

  • Archie is SO HANDSOME!!! And I see nothing wrong with a little (or a lot) of wine wednesday. Wine prevents heart disease so the more wine = the more heart disease prevention happening.

  • All I have to say is that I am SO glad I stopped by your blog today. You actually had me laughing out loud, which makes me look like a crazy person at work! 😉

    Fizz and Frosting

  • Hahahah. You’re ridiculous….ly awesome. If mine go down, I’m paying for them to be put back up as well aha. No shame hurrrr.

  • Hahaha, this post made my day, Nadine!!!!! Seriously, I laughed at everything. Archie carrying your underwear out to the living room before guests… That will be okay if he becomes a dog model and helps your Target shopping sprees! lol So funny.

    I’m definitely checking out the Lindsey’s page!

    So glad I found your blog & happy to be following!


  • Yes, Yes so much yes!


  • $10 any bottle!! You’d better believe I would be there too, girl!

  • LOVE IT! Cracked me up this post did!

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