Category Archives: Day in the life

Dear 16 year old me,

Music Farm holds a special place in my heart. As one of my favorite venues and a place where Ive met so many wonderful people..when I got the idea to take this photo today it was more to celebrate “hey, you’re doing okay!” because me years ago would never have guessed I’d be working here or graduating college. So, here’s a little letter to myself.

Dear 16 year old Hunter,

I know you’re at a place in your life where you don’t know what you’re going to do in life. I know your 17th birthday is next week and you’re getting your first tattoo after begging your mom for months. No, the peace sign on your foot barely counts. I know this year of high school got lost from you and you messed up by throwing in the towel and quitting. I know right now you’re questioning if you’ll graduate high school on time or get your GED. I know you’re kicking yourself in the ass because you left behind two AP classes. Well, heads up…you graduate on time and kick ass in the process. You work and attend ten classes your senior year, have a very full social life. Yeah, I said it. So don’t cry over the dirt bags. You meet a ton of new people over these next couple years who change your life for the better and you become a better you. You do have a hiccup your first year of college but you bounce back. Actually, you not only bounce back but you intern at your favorite news station and then intern at your favorite music venue and meet even more amazing people from both places. You also land a job that gets you stable and you’re pretty decent at it and meet more amazing people.

You may not believe me and that’s fine. You’re kind of a stubborn ass at the moment but you find your way. Future you is actually graduating college next week on our birthday. Even if we don’t do the standard college experience you make it your own and take your time and get things done. Along the way you will run into obstacles but you will grow and learn from those. You will lose people who mean the most to you but you also learn to adapt and accept that you can’t please everyone and not everyone is going to like you. (I KNOW! WHO KNEW?!)

So, right now it’s okay to feel like a failure but I promise you one day things will be different and you’re going to look back on before and realize things do change.

Love,

Hunter 🖤

Snap back to reality…oh, there goes gravity

Have you ever read lyrics that you relate to like 100%? Yes, it is an older song that I have listened to more times than I can count. However, at this point in time it fits 10000000%.

There are moments in life where you sit there and it is literally like that meme of the dog sitting in a room that is on fire and is just like “this is fine”.
For me, this past semester I had a lot of personal stuff go on. So personal that I will not openly speak about it (and I’m very open about a lot of personal stuff but some stuff is better left unsaid) and with my blog and Instagram I was just getting in the swing of things. Getting a schedule, posting, planning etc and when life gave me a dose of reality I had to take a step back. That is the one thing I cannot stand is the fake social media because life is not always perfect and no matter how many filters you use it is not going to change that.

If you are on my Instagram you may have noticed the lack of posts lately. I took time off from work and school as well to be honest so when I say I needed to take a step back…I meant like WAY back. School took a little hit but I still passed and it is what it is. Let me also say that everyone is okay. 

There are times where you just need to not care about certain things but take the time to work on you and your mental health and overall well-being. Plus, aside from everything else I got a letter about my 6 month check up on my tumor. Which, as I write that I realize I never actually spoke about that on here…

Sidebar; I have a 2 inch benign tumor in my right breast in the deep tissue that I have to keep an eye on and at some point get it removed. We aren’t 100% certain how or why I developed one but we think it was my birth control and the hormones. So there is that, and then I have to get ultrasounds on my ovaries and see if I do indeed have endometriosis like my mom did because I’m starting to have the signs of it. Which, we have been preparing for since I was a teenager. Brandon and I have already discussed about all the “what if”s and we will cross the bridge when we get there. But, since I have had a kidney infection, issues upon issues with my lady bits with cysts and overall pain, and then my tumor within the last 5 and a half years….we basically had to have the discussion ya know.

I’ve had a love hate relationship with God over the last year (years really but it comes and goes) and I know what doesn’t kill you makes you a stronger person but fuck I’d like ya know…shit to go right.

Anywhoo, this was meant to be brief.

Happy notes, I have THREE yes THREE classes left and then I am done with my first degree. Next week I see my mom for the first time since LAST Christmas, and we are going to D.C. for two days. I got a new car, her name is Stella. Um, Sylvester is nice and big and happy. If you don’t know who that is….well you are missing out on fuzzy cuteness.

Just know that things can hit rock bottom and it is okay to need to take a breather and things can turn around over time. It is hard and you are going to want to scream until there is no more air in your lungs but you have to push through.

XOXO
-H

Thoughts while watching 50 shades darker

I’m not a huge fan of these. I think they’re odd. The first one was a little corny and I laughed more than I thought “that’s hot” or what most women I guess got from it.

So, I decided to document my reactions while watching the second one for the first time. Spoilers are in there if you have not watched it already.

  1. How did the last one end again? Oh, yeah she was getting spanked or something.
  2. This one is starting with Christian having a nightmare…fitting?
  3. Oh, he sent her flowers.
  4. HA they can’t fit in the trash.
  5. This song though! Love it.
  6. Why does her boss and Christian have similar physically traits?
  7. “Oh, i’m supposed to get this for you” FAIL
  8. Is that her roommate? Who sends video messages?
  9. Oh, she thought that was Christian running.
  10. She misses the D.
  11. Boss is checking her outtttttt.
  12. That girl is judging her boss so hard hahaha
  13. Oh my…
  14. That’s her in those photos.
  15. That’s a lot of photos….
  16. “This is like so much of my face in here.”
  17. “They’re super…large.” hahaha
  18. Christian bought them I bet!
  19. There he is….
  20. Oh, Jamie Dornan you’re so pretty.
  21. “I don’t like strangers gawking at you.” I mean..that’s actually nice? I guess.
  22. “For you” That sounds more creepy than romantic.
  23. Just talk. Yeah okay.
  24. Why is she so awkward.
  25. Of course you would order something gross rather than a steak.
  26. Renegotiate terms…lord..
  27. I love how this was originally going to be “50 things while watching 50 Shades” and it just started and I’m at 27.
  28. HA HA the tension when the waiter is opening that wine.
  29. Fill in the blanks? There is a lot you could imagine with that little of details.
  30. You were asleep. Christian that’s not talking sweetie.
  31. Her teeth still bother me.
  32. Vanilla relationship. goodness.
  33. That’s some first “redate” kiss.
  34. Did she just say “your face is spiky…”
  35. He got her a computer and a iphone….
  36. Why are you looking at it like you’ve never seen a damn phone girl.
  37. “Laters baby” OMG HOW OLD ARE YOU!?
  38. Why is this HR lady weird.
  39. Why did that feel like a set up…
  40. Who’s this random girl?
  41. She looks a little terrifying.
  42. I feel like no one else is coming.
  43. Oh, there’s Christian.
  44. They seem to know each other.
  45. “I’m the boyfriend.”
  46. Did he intentionally call him Chris…like no..that’s not cute.
  47. He’s so territorial.
  48. HA HA Christian pushing a shopping cart.
  49. GOD why is she so corny.
  50. She wants the D…..
  51. or…the C (get it)
  52. She’s teasing the hell out of him.
  53. “You only have to ask.” “I think we should take it slow.” Girl you are sending mixed signals.
  54. Bosses bosses boss.
  55. Was she trying to hug him…?
  56. How the hell did they film this…..
  57. Like we just watched him take her underwear off…
  58. His poor wife. (In real life obviously)
  59. Kinky fuckery…
  60. Who the fuck
  61. Was that a ghost…
  62. or a dream…
  63. She looks like she is wearing makeup.
  64. It’s 24 thousand dollars.
  65. BITCH
  66. I’LL TAKE IT
  67. HA HA that’s not weird at all. How do you have her bank info homie??
  68. It’s that girl again.
  69. He looks concerned…
  70. That whole salon thing was weird.
  71. Oh shit.
  72. For her approval…
  73. OMG
  74. This is getting weird.
  75. He was about to carry her HA HA
  76. He has files on his old ladies.
  77. “she tried to slit her wrists here.”
  78. THE FUCK.
  79. He has a file on her too…
  80. That view though.
  81. They had sex once and he is already getting weird again.
  82. “Sex is not going to fix this right now” LMAO
  83. What on earth..
  84. Lip stick…?
  85. What the fuck is this.
  86. He seemed nice.
  87. Her hair looks nice though.
  88. Girl, don’t look at the price tags.
  89. Well..that’s subtle.
  90. “Yeah, I think I might.” good lorddddddd.
  91. The things actors do….
  92. HAHAHAHAHAHA
  93. Oh there’s green on that outfit. That’s cute.
  94. The little jokes in this are funny.
  95. His mask looks too big.
  96. HAHAHA she’s getting excited just sitting.
  97. “I have a lot of places.” I bet so.
  98. She wore her mask the entire way home… why
  99. So she was wearing that lingerie…and then decided against it?
  100. Is this Nick Jonas…
  101. Why is a Jonas brother singing while Christian is like weirdly spanking Anastasia…
  102. Oh, that is his room not hers. That makes sense.
  103. Who the heck. Why did he take a picture of that picture.
  104. Oh.. she’s the OG.
  105. This lady..
  106. You go girl! Tell her! Even is she may be right..
  107. That’s not home..
  108. What’s happening….
  109. Why did someone vandalize her car.
  110. If that bitch did that then she is cray cray.
  111. LMAO he still has lipstick on his chest?
  112. That’s some damn good lipstick.
  113. Why is this movie so corny. Like the acting is just…
  114. I hope he really loves her because this poor girl otherwise.
  115. The song on a boat just popped into my head.
  116. Christian you said you were 4….how do you remember something when you were 4.
  117. Sea widow jokes.
  118. Ah, Zayn and T Swift.
  119. Gah these views.
  120. Damn what got her boss in a knot.
  121. Expected my assistant attends…
  122. Well, that’s a dick comment “not like you need to work.”
  123. He looks mad.
  124. Gosh he is so controlling. Just NO.
  125. Why is she looking around like she’s never been there.
  126. She’s probably had sex on that floor.
  127. Oh, the red room.
  128. What the heck is he putting on her pinky…
  129. Last time was different…how…
  130. HAHAHA “Mrs. Jones.”
  131. What kind of contraption is this..
  132. What the fuck.
  133. Again, how do they film this.
  134. This ownership shit again.
  135. Omg that looked painful. You can’t just flip a person with a leg bar thing.
  136. I just realized….where is his condom.
  137. All because she is saying she’s not going to New York.
  138. What the heck…
  139. Going the extra mile?
  140. I feel like he’s going to rape her…
  141. Girl…run…run now.
  142. Quit your job now.
  143. I knew this guy was a prick.
  144. GOOD JOB GIRL!
  145. “I know the CEO.”
  146. Girl just knocked it out the park!
  147. She’s gonna move in….
  148. That just took a different turn.
  149. How can no one see her taking off her underwear…
  150. Oh…the elevator scene from the previews.
  151. That’s slick HAHA
  152. How can no one hear her.
  153. I swear he breathes in her direction and she moans.
  154. I feel like someone is in her house.
  155. Someones just gonna jump out I bet.
  156. YEP!
  157. How does this girl keep getting in places.
  158. OMG.
  159. OH MY GOSH.
  160. He has a type though…(poor timing to mention that)
  161. OMG
  162. She shot it.
  163. Master…
  164. She’s been watching them…
  165. She looks so young.
  166. Damn she’s obedient.
  167. She needs a moment and I don’t blame her.
  168. This soundtrack though still.
  169. What is he doing…
  170. Why does he get so weird.
  171. Jamie you’re lucky you are cute because this is a odd character dude.
  172. I knew he had a mommy complex.
  173. He’s having a bad dream.
  174. MARRY ME…WHAT
  175. How long have they even been a thing.
  176. Since he said that other girl was like two years ago..
  177. Holy shit he is fit.
  178. How the hell. That has to be a body double.
  179. HA HA “you didn’t wake up at all…?”
  180. His little jokes are kinda cute though. Good job movie peeps.
  181. So less than a year…because she didn’t know when his birthday was.
  182. Oh he’s growing out his beard.
  183. I feel like something bad is going to happen.
  184. Are they going to crash….
  185. They can’t die there is a third book.
  186. Oh, that’s Christian’s bro.
  187. Poor Anastasia.
  188. Awh…his mom.
  189. Shit he just walked in…just as they announced he’s alive and coming back to safety.
  190. Awh….okay this part isn’t corny.
  191. A keychain..
  192. AWH.
  193. That’s cute.
  194. “This whole time I had the answer in my pocket” That’s funny.
  195. Who showers with their clothes on…
  196. You just ruined her shirt dude.
  197. Why are these movies extra weird in the last 20 mins.
  198. Again… *Christian breathes* *Anastasia moans*
  199. I swear the previews made it seem like so much more darker.
  200. Good lord the help. Eye balling him.
  201. Why is she there!
  202. His mom’s good friend..
  203. “Ladies, gentleman, Mia.” Oh, brothers.
  204. Oh that one bitch is like “da fuck.”
  205. He’s gonna announce to the world that their engaged.
  206. “No rock.” I just love his sister.
  207. Oh my gosh this bitch.
  208. Tossing drinks and a slap!
  209. Oh, his mom is mad.
  210. Anastasia does look weirdly like his mom.
  211. “Are you?” “Nope.” Gah she’s like me.
  212. They are kinda cute sometimes.
  213. I bet the books are more intense then the movies.
  214. Oh my god is right that places is gorgeous.
  215. OMG!
  216. THAT RINGGGGGGG
  217. Fireworks really?
  218. Okay, this is too happy. Something has to happen.
  219. Oh shit, her boss?
  220. He looks fucked up.
  221. Why burn through Christians face in the pic?
  222. Wait, that’s how it ends?
  223. WHAT
  224. Stupid cliff hangers.

If you got this far make sure to let me know! Watermelon as always. 🙂

My fav chili recipe 

It is that time of year again! 🍂🎃 so for the first day of October I had to make this tonight!

This is my favorite chili recipe. I found it on Pinterest a couple years ago and it has been my go to since.

The first time I ever made it I followed this recipe to a T. Since then, I’ve modified it for me. Venison Chili – it was delicious. We ate it for days!

Now when I made it I just cook it on the stove. It is quick and easy and you can modify the spice amount to your taste (cumin and cayenne)

I substituted carrots and yellow pepper for corn as well.

Enjoy!

Ingredients

* 1 lb . cubed venison or 1 lb. ground beef

* 1 small onion , diced

* 1 can of corn

* 1 tsp . minced garlic

* 1 (28 oz) can of Rotel diced tomatoes with green chilies

* 1 (14 oz.) cans tomato sauce

* 2 Tbsp . cumin

* 2 Tbsp . chili powder

* 1 tsp . salt

* 1/2 tsp . cayenne pepper

* 1 (14 oz.) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed

* 1 (14 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
Instructions

In a frying pan, brown venison or beef with a tablespoon of olive oil. Once cooked and slightly drained add onion and garlic until onions have become transparent. Once onions have become transparent, add spices and continue to cook for one minute. Transfer your browned meat and remaining ingredients into an medium to large pot. Cook on medium heat for about 30-45 minutes then put on low.

Enjoy!