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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A Happy Girl!
I love my life so much. Today's renewed love is largely due to the fact that I spent the last weekend posted up at the Beautiful Royal Palms.. and Friday I am heading to San Diego with my Ry and our friends.. Then back to AZ for 3 more days off work to lounge by the pool with my girls. If you would have told Me - 2006, what my life would be like I would have never believed you. I probably would have been so appalled by my free spirited ways that I would have gone straight to church and repented for my future lifestyle... Ha Ha. But seriously, ever since I moved to Arizona I have felt like I have been on vacation. This was my retreat when things got bad in So Cal.. so it is my happy place. When I moved to AZ, I left my entire life & being in CA, and moved into a tiny apartment with hardly any furniture but I LOVED IT because it was mine, and it meant freedom. Since living here I have experienced, Traveling (Aruba, Hawaii, Spain, Vegas, LA, Chicago), FUN, Deep Routed Friendship, Love, Excitement, Going back to school, and closer relationships with my family. People always said that I would change a lot in my 20's but HOLY CRAP! If you sat Misty - 20 next to Misty-24, they would literally not recognize each other. Get ready for Misty -25 Cuz, I'm like wine.. better with age.. Or something that get's you drunk.. one of the two.. ha ha ;) 

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Romantic, Relaxing Weekend with my Boy <3
Ryan took me to the Royal Palms this weekend for a little staycation. It was absolutely beautiful, and sooooo relaxing. It sounds bad but we go out in Old town pretty much every weekend and this was the first time in a while that we just hid away and relaxed. We lounged by the pool all day Saturday and Sunday and had dinner at YUMMY T-Cooks. Our room had a private patio area, and the sickest bathroom ever. It was a perfect little romantic getaway! <3 On another front, I got a new hair-do! I have been platinum blond my whole life and on Friday, I darkened my hair. I wouldn't go as far to say I am a full 
blown brunette but it is MUCH darker.  My boss came into my office today to talk for about an hour and she didn't even mention the change in my hair. Then one of my analysts came in and asked if I got a hair cut... I am choosing to think its because it suits me so well and not because they are referring to their childhood Thumper lessons "If you don't have anything nice to say.." Happy Tuesday Everyone!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

 An Award for Me?!
This was so sweet! Thank you Amber, this made my morning =) Everyone check out "A Day in the Life of Amber".  Her blog is so adorable! Part of this award is to tell 10 things about myself and then pass it on...
1.) The most important things in my world are my family and friends
2.) My boyfriend has a mental piano ;) And I Love Him!
3.) I am a computer nerd - Worked in IT/Software field for 4 years
4.) I work hard but play MUCH harder
5.) Lounging on the beach is my idea of perfection
6.) I have little to no regrets in life
7.) I am obsessed with yoga
8.) I am secretly a hopeless romantic
9.) I love myself more than anyone ever will
10.) Because of all the amazing people in my life, I consider myself to be one of the luckiest people in the world

Passing this award on to a few amazing bloggers... 
Landy Land
Pink and Black

This morning/week has been so hectic. It is now Thursday and I can almost see the light at the end of the tunnel. My boyfriend booked us a room this weekend at a GORGEOUS resort!! I am so excited for our little staycation

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

I Got the Blues... 

And I don't mean Kraft macaroni and cheese!
Trying desperately to keep my mind off the things that hurt, anger & stress today.

"The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dream; and how you handle disappointment along the way" - Robert Kiyosaki

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Pushed from Perfection
I don't understand why we as men and women do this but it seems that at one point or another we all are guilty. I am talking about being in a relationship, and even though everything is perfect,  you push for more.. more time, more commitment, more, more, more! My dear friend was telling me today that he wants more in his relationship and I had to strongly caution a retreat from this mentality. We never are happy are we? We all know that once we muscle the surrender of our partner, we will think they are too clingy and miss our freedom. My single friends tell me that they desperately miss having someone to share life with.  My married friends always seem to be flirting with temptation and envying the dating/free lifestyle. There are very few people/couples who are able to enjoy life just as it is. I think, If you love being around someone, and they make you happy, let everything happen in its own timing. At the end of each yoga practice, my teacher says that every moment of our lives have led us to the perfect place that we are in that very second. What an amazing concept. I am going to try and think of every moment that I am in, as the perfect place my life has led me to. Progression of life and relationships should be something celebrated and not stressed over. 
Be Happy, Be Positive, and Be the Very Best Version of Yourself!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Hi, My Name's Disaster.. Nice to Meet you!
I cannot be 100% sure what makes a woman classy, or grown up but I can assure you based on my weekend.. I am none of the above. Friday night, I went out in Old town with some girlfriends (picture). At the end of the night - Being 5 million sheets to the wind, I grabbed a cab. I had the cab driver stop by my car, so I could get my bag and purse out of my car. I get my stuff, stumble back into the cab and bark out orders to drive through Jack in the Box on the way to my apartment. I get to my apartment, and low and behold.. I have LOST MY KEYS. I sat down on my welcome mat, outside my apartment, ate my jack in the box and took a nap. A few hours later, I got in touch with my (ever so forgiving) boyfriend, and cabbed it to his house for shelter! The entire weekend was spent trying to mend the happenings of Friday night. AAA sent out 3 different people to try and break into my car. First guy.. Jimmied the door, and set off the alarm then, called a locksmith. Locksmith showed up, took one look at my car and called a "High Security Locksmith". The High Security locksmith was able to see in the trunk, and verify my keys were not in there.. but not open it..... I am now paying $350 for a new key to my Audi (FML)

What I have learned from this:
A.) My boyfriend is the most patient man in the entire world
B.) I am a hot mess - Minus the hot
C.) No one will EVER be able to break into my car
D.) I have adult ADD
...and Finally.....
E.) You can only "blame it on the a a a a a alcohol" so many times before people stop feeling bad for you.

So here it is Monday.. I have a final presentation and 12 page paper due in 3 hours. None of which is done (and if you know me that's Misty speak for - I have a power point presentation and 2 page paper due). No Car until Thursday (again - Wednesday) ... and my amazing BF has to drive an hour out of the way to pick me up from class tonight... **GGRRRRR

Friday, June 18, 2010

So I guess the rest of us can be shallow, self absorbed, shameless bitches? Sweet.. that will be way easier than developing some sort of personality.. ;)

Happy Friday XO!!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Misty's Most 
Embarrassing Moments
Let's face it, I am the kind of girl who has always tripped and fallen in front of the boy she likes! My life is filled with moments that should be "put in a box and dropped in the ocean" as my BF says but something so funny just happened at my office that it prompted me to share one...

1.) At 20, I was lead Analyst on one of my company's largest accounts, the Bear Stearn's account. I was asked to fly to the company's location and give a sales presentation. Mind you... the audience was Sr. Executive level old men, and old ugly women who have fought tooth and nail to be taken seriously and get to where they are in that company. Here I am a little cute blonde talking software, trying to engage them in a pricey contract. So, being the problem solver that I am.. I put on a suit, wrap my hair in a bun, and finish off my look with non-prescription glasses... All to be taken as serious as possible. I hook my computer up to the projector that covers the entire wall behind me and begin with my pitch. Everything is running smoothly, the audience is engaged and I am kicking butt! I go to demonstrate how to upload a document to the system, and when I selected "browse" it pulled up the last folder which I Browsed to. Yes, up comes a wall full of pictures of me and my 3 girl friends at the Rehab pool party in Vegas drunk out of our minds!! Me, in a gold sequined bikini, and gold stilettos, looking like I could barely say my own name.  ***Gulp** Face turned the color of a tomato as the other sales guys in the room tried to direct the attention away from the presentation as I frantically tried to remove the images from the screen. I could have died!!! The rest of my career with that company was fruitful but in every new hire orientation, I became the example of client etiquette....... FML!

My life in one giant embarrassing moment wrapped up in a pretty package! More to Come =)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder..

When I have a boyfriend, I tend to neglect other aspects of my life like the gym, homework, and friends. I don't even realize I'm doing it, then Monday comes around, and I have spent all my whole week with him (not doing errands, gym, homework, etc). I have been feeling so behind every week before it even starts. So when Ry suggested we take some time for ourselves to catch up on stuff this week I was ALL FOR IT! Generally, when a guy tells me he wants time alone, I freak out and think our relationship is doomed. I am starting to think the relationships that spend the least amount of time together are the healthiest! I miss him like crazy, can't wait to see him, and also feel great about what I've accomplished so far this week! Last night, I went to yoga and I did a new move! I always feel so happy when I go out of the box and accomplish something new. Then I went home, had my favorite pasta, and curled up on the couch and watched the Hills. Basically a perfect night =) Space is Good, makes you enjoy the together time even more <3

Monday, June 14, 2010

Good Friends are hard to Find...

Ryan, Me, Shyann, Bobby, Chad & Stacey at Chad's Bday

Stacey, Kate, Me and Rema at Suede

Rachel, Me, Nejra, Brittany and Elina at the W Pool

Chad and Me on his Birthday

Kate, Me, Kyla and Elina in Vegas

I blog a lot about how much I love my friends but here I go again! My whole life I have always had more guy friends than girls. I just think girls are so high maintenance, and difficult to deal with, so I never tried very hard to get close to them, with the exception of two.. Claudia and Diane. Claudia has been like a sister to me for the past 3/4 years. She is the one who I have had all my best experiences with, and the only girl I have told everything to. They both lived in Arizona and then moved a few years ago. I had a lot of trouble getting close to any girls after that because, in comparison they all sucked.  It was not until last summer that I really started investing in my relationships with girls. I have the most amazing ladies in my life right now! This is the first time since Claudia and Diane moved that if something bad happened a girlfriend would be the first person I called. Perhaps I am just picky about the people I really let in.. But If waiting is what it took to find such amazing people than It was worth it.

I love this... "Don't pity the girl with one true friend. Envy her. Pity the girl with just a thousand acquaintances." ---Katie Obenchain

Happy Monday Bloggers

Friday, June 11, 2010

Misty's Pretty Please with Sugar on Top List!

1.) A Puppy
My sweet puppy Clayton died a few months back and my heart is aching for a new puppy. I have dropped subtle hints, begged and, and now I am resorting to blogging about it! Look at this little guy on the right, how could life ever be bad when you come home to that little face. Also, Puppy to be me AND Ryan's Please!

2.) Louboutins

White, Black, Gold, Peep Toe, Patten Leather, Suede.. Any... ALL!! 
My feet would be so fancy in these babies! After all... I need some new shoes to walk my new puppy in right??!!!


Thursday, June 10, 2010

A few words about people on my heart today...

My Mom: The strongest, most resilient, wise, and beautiful woman I have ever known

Ryan: My Best Friend, Thoughtful, Handsome, Smile melts my heart, Soul Mate <3

Stacey: SO happy I met this girl! One of the most beautiful people I have met in Scottsdale (Inside and Out).

My Sister Rainie: I wish I was as strong as this girl. She is so smart, and I admire her drive and individuality.

Step Dad Rob: The way he loves my mom, is the reason I have such unattainable expectations in a partner. I love and cherish him forever.

Brian Clay Goose: One of my instant best friends. Can ALWAYS make me smile no matter how down I am. Will make some lucky girl VERY happy someday.

Step Mom Kay: One of the most pure hearts I have ever known.

My Dad: A hug from my dad is my most loved and safest feeling.

So many more but to these people today you are on my mind and I feel so lucky to have you in my life!

Cross Roads...

I am reaching a point where I really need to decide what I want out of my career. I spent 2005 - 2008 as a Technical Business Analyst, I worked as a liaison between software development and the Business. I loved that Job. I worked from home, traveled, and made great money. Then I did "marketing".. which was really getting paid to party for a few months, and flirt with prospective clients. Unfortunately, while that sounds like the perfect job, I needed mental stimulation. I missed putting in 15 hour days to implement a new software then seeing my clients productivity go up through the use of technology. I took the job at Apollo to finish my degree in Information Systems. Right now, I am managing a team of Sr. Systems Analysts. But, pretty much, I do statistical analysis and predictive modeling all day. Not my thing! As I am in the business world, I am learning what I want out of my dream job, and as I get discouraged here, I think I want to just stay home and be a mom. When I am happy and thriving in a position I am driven and unstoppable. Where I am today, I feel like I want to quit and never work again. My goal job for the past 5 years has been to be a CIO of a cutting edge technology company. While I think I am capable and it is attainable after half a decade in the industry,..
I am starting to wonder if I should be putting all my effort towards a goal that leaves me away from my future family and working for the "man" for the rest of my life. I think that getting my degree in technology is the smartest thing I can do because it is the most sustainable industry. Maybe I just need to focus my goal to more of a consultant type position rather that executive level. I am 24 years old, as I always say, I have one more year to be a mess, and then It's time to grow up. As I was driving home yesterday, I was thinking about the fact that my birthday is in 4 months and I think I started to freak out.

OH OH OH!! This is funny.... So as I'm having this "What shall I do with my life crisis" on my drive home, I decide that maybe a Burnett Misty would be more "mature" and "together". So, I drive to CVS buy hair dye and literally dye my hair brown. I am all excited thinking wow.. this is it! I solved all my problems with a $10.00 Box of hair dye. I get out of the shower, blow dry my hair.... ITS STILL PLATINUM BLONDE!!! HAHA. The universe likes me blonde with big boobs... maybe my true calling is a dancer. My name is Misty...?? ..NOOTTTTT

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

 Can we pretend that airplanes
In the night sky
Are like shooting stars
I could really use a wish right now (wish right now, wish right now)

I could use a dream or a genie or a wish
To go back to a place much simpler than this
Cause after all the partyin' and smashin' and crashin' And all the glitz and the glam and the fashion
And all the pandemonium and all the madness
There comes a time where you fade to the blackness
And when you're staring at that phone in your lap
And you hoping but them people never call you back
But that's just how the story unfolds
You get another hand soon after you fold
And when your plans unravel
And they sayin' what would you wish for
If you had one chance
So airplane airplane sorry I'm late
I'm on my way so don't close that gate
If I don't make that then I'll switch my flight
And I'll be right back at it by the end of the night

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Ryan and I got Fragale'd

Every time that Ryan and I go out with Joe Fragale,.. we end up out until the sun comes up and always crashed out on Ryan's lawn. This is going to have to be our Christmas card next year. Misty Ryan and Titus laying in the piss filled fake grass at 8AM.. howww cuuteee! This weekend was out of control and I ended up so sick that I couldn't make it to work on Monday =( I plan to give myself a very long "Come to Jesus" talk tonight.

Friday, June 4, 2010

It's Friday and all I can think about is being at the W Pool with my friends and my boy!! This is going to be a great weekend!!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Big Hole in the Ground!

Ry's Brother Eric came into town this weekend with his girl Alisha and their baby Cayden. We all went to the Grand Canyon and Sedona. Unfortunately, it was a holiday weekend so the traffic was insane and it was a little too much time in the car for my liking. The Grand Canyon is amazing but I still think Sedona is way more beautiful. Ryan's family is awesome, and their baby is seriously the cutest little guy in the world! Alisha and Eric are amazing parents and spending time with all of them made me realize how much I needed to grow up. I am infinitely amazed by how selfless parents are... especially these two. Give me a baby for an hour and I will have that kid smiling and I will give it my 100% attention the entire time...............
But give me a kid for a day and phew.. I am exhausted! Eric and Alisha give that baby 100% 24 hours a day 7 days a week.. and it makes me tired to even watch. I hope that when God decides it's time for me to be a mommy that I have the patience and selflessness that these two have! Traffic aside, I am glad that I went to the Grand Canyon, and that I went with such great people. P.S... THANK GOD it is a short work week because if I don't get some mojito/pool time I might die.. Literally!