So for the last month or so I have had a ton of trouble sleeping. I wake up in the middle of the night and can’t go back to sleep for hours, or, I just wake up before the crack of dawn and am then up for the day. Sometimes I end up reading and other times I get distracted by the most random thoughts. Last night, I have no idea why, but around 3am I couldn’t stop thinking about the days of AIM and how important it was to come up with just the right away message. Oh, that and your actual profile. For me it started in high school and then freshman year in college it was the way to communicate (texting was just starting and Facebook was about a year away). Exchanging screen names was kind of a big deal. You couldn’t just search for someone’s name and friend, poke or message them. In fact, for one of the first dates I went on in college, the guy had to look me up in the college directory to get the phone number for my dorm room. Why yes, I do sound ancient now. But I digress. Those statuses were our world. Going to one of my friend’s rooms to hangout? Had to update. Going out for the night? Obviously updating. Getting ready? Everyone should obviously know that. It was also an interesting way to stalk people. Want to see if they never went home that night? Just check to see how long they were idle. Memories. And clearly important middle-of-the-night thoughts.
As for work? Things are going well and getting busy. I was definitely happy to for the weekend to come and break things up. We celebrated my mom’s birthday last night and are having brunch with my family and in-laws today. There might be birthday cake involved as well.
Now for this week’s updates:
Most popular product: Triple Chocolate Cookies
Current seasonal specials: Pumpkin Pie Coffee (on sale), Atlantic Blend Coffee, Cookie of the Month: Peppermint Patty Stuffed Triple Chocolate Cookies (almost gone!)
Most popular recipe/blog post: Salted Caramel Oreo Bars
Five favorite things I pinned all week:
Cinnamon Roll Bread from Center Cut Cook
Salted Caramel Cups from Yammie’s Noshery
Cookie Shot Glasses from Wanna Come With?
Peanut Butter Fudge Ripple Ice Cream from Buns in my Oven
No-Bake Peanut Butter Twix Pie from Crazy for Crust
I hope that you all are having a wonderful weekend!
I think we are probably around the same age because away messages were my life, too, during high school and college. And putting song lyrics, initials, and cryptic messages in profiles. Oh man. Also, Salted Caramel Oreo Bars, please!! :)
Haha yes, exactly!
Aw I hope your sleep starts to get better! and omgeeee AIM! I had it in middle school (then I moved on to myspace and then facebook) so my experience was slightly more juvenile but yeah the profiles and away messages were key!
That close up of the salted caramel oreo bars is killing me! Looks sooooo good. Hope you get to sleep better soon :)
Those Peppermint Patty Stuffed Triple Chocolate Cookies look insanely delish! WOW!
I’m sorry you’re having trouble sleeping, love! That’s the worst. I go through phases with it.
Oh the days of AIM. To think of all the hours I wasted on it….
Haha SO much time… though now that is all Pinterest/Facebook/Twitter/Instagram…….
I must be really old because I don’t know what AIM is …lol. Hope you can start sleeping again. It stinks to be awake. These deserts are making my mouth water!