Saturday, February 19, 2011

Greatest Hits

I like to think I walk the fine line of being cheesy without being sentimental. (yes, you read the correctly)  I like to make a big deal of most holidays and any events where costumes are at least minimally acceptable (mardi gras, st. patty's, bachelorette parties, random tuesdays).  I like to celebrate my birthday like it only takes place once a millenium rather than once a year.  I am cheesy.  It's part of my charm.

However, I am not very sentimental.  I keep old prom dresses for costume value, not for the memories.  I don't understand celebrating dating "monthiversaries."  It just baffles me.

But, I missed sharing a milestone with you all that makes me quite proud, and reparations must be made.
February 1st was my 1 Year Blogiversary!!!
 THANK YOU!  This started a silly idea spawned from one too many "You should have your own show/book" comments.  I am not sure that I knew exactly what to write for the first month- and well, some days I still have no idea.  I didn't think anyone would ever read this except a couple sorority sisters and a handful of friends here in Cincinnati...but it has grown so much beyond that...and you keep coming back for more! (all 7 of you) ;)

I love all of this more than I ever dreamed I would.  I have connected with so many amazing people through the blogging community and have had a ton of laughs recounting my dating, drinking, and living without fear of embarrassment misadventures.

To celebrate this milestone and share the memories, I would like (re)share my Top 6 Favorite posts with you!
1.  Dealbreaker Wednesday: This is a favorite because it is so telling (and usually hilarious) to have this conversation with new learn a lot.  This doesn't make me just makes me honest.  So a guy loves Dave Matthews and dieting? I won't love him. FACT.
2. Emo Thursday: Like No One Understands Me: I love this post because it captured a raw moment in my life, and I really opened up.  Behind all the sarcasm and dealbreakers and ridiculousness, I am just a Rom Com Julia Roberts character hoping to find love.
3.  Dating is Like Basketball: March Madness Bracketology: I have a theory about's like basketball.  Before you identify your All Star, you have to develop the full team, including benchwarmers.  Last year, I pitted all my gentleman callers against each other in a March Madness style bracket.  It was a success! (if you consider success dating someone for a few months before being unceremoniously dumped...)
4. So I Quit OKCupid: My foray into online dating may have been more fruitful for the blog than for my real life. BUT, I don't regret a thing - no matter how bad the dates or messages were, I had fun sharing the disasters and hilarity with all of you.
5. Shit Men Don't Know About Women: Period pants. Nuff said.  There are just some things guys don't understand...and it is oh so hilarious to educate them.
6. Wait...What Happened?:  It was fun for me to share a bit about life and naivety of being Lil HauteMess...and the realization today that I was a little idiot yesterday! I mean really...Dirty Dancing was a difficult movie to understand, right?
 I hope that you all have enjoyed this past year as much as I have. Gracias. Merci. Danke Shoen. Domo Arigato.  I am much obliged!


  1. Congrats on your 100th blog post! And I am in total agreement about the deal breakers!

  2. Congrats on your 100th blog post! And I am in total agreement about the deal breakers!



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