12 December 2011

I'm back!

Hey there 3.5 people that read this!  Sorry for the blogging sabbatical I've been on!  I've had some major changes in my life. Here's some of the changes in a nutshell:
  • Got homesick
  • Quit my job
  • Moved home to Wisconsin
  • No job lined up
  • Moved in with my parents
  • Went 2 months without a job
  • Got hired at a clothing store working part-time
  • Experienced my first black friday
  • Still looking for a full-time position
  • Hopefully starting grad school in the spring
Despite some of the "not exactly ideal" things listed above, I am LOVING every minute of being home.

God is good!

30 August 2011

This is your life...

This is the moment
It’s on the line
Which way you gonna fall?
In the middle between
Wrong and right
But you know after all

It’s your life
What you gonna do?
The world is watching you
Every day the choices you make
Say what you are and who
Your heart beats for
It’s an open door
It’s your life

Are you who you always said you would be?
With a sinking feeling in your chest
Always waiting for someone else to fix you
Tell me when did you forget


To live the way that you believe
This is your opportunity
To let your life be one that lights the way

Album: My Paper Heart
Artist: Francesca Battistelli

25 August 2011

Hot Quarterback Highlight- 2011 Edition

It's that time again!  My picks for the hottest quarterbacks in the NFL this season.  In case you missed it or want to compare, here's 2010 and 2009's list.

Let's not waste time with words, bring on the HUNKS! (Oh and don't forget to vote for your favorite to the right)

#5  Tim Tebow,

Denver Broncos
Height:  6'3
Meg B's comments:  The first of 2 QB's from Denver this year, Tebow loves Jesus and isn't afraid to let people know it.  That alone makes him that much more attractive and definitely worthy of this list!

Andy Dalton, #14
Cincinnati Bengals
Height: 6'2

Meg B's comments:  Well, I'm not happy that Andy lead TCU to a victory over my Wisconsin Badgers in the Rose Bowl this past year, but I am happy that I get to watch his handsome-self play in the NFL this year!

Christian Ponder, #7
Minnesota Vikings
Height:  6'2
Meg B's comments:  This hottie of a gem was found by chance.  But my oh my, I'm glad I did.  For a guy replacing Brett Favre, you def have what it takes Christian!

Brady Quinn, #9
Denver Broncos
Height:  6'3
Meg B's comments:  Man, Denver sure knew what they were doing this year with sexy QB's.  If their colors weren't orange and blue (to remind me of my home-team's rival), I might consider rocking those colors in support of these yummy athletes!

And finally....without further ado....as if you didn't know this one was coming.....

#1 on our list....
Aaron "SuperBowl Champion" Rodgers, #12
Reigning World Champions, The Green Bay Packers
Height:  6'2

 Meg B's comments:  No doubt, a Superbowl ring from your home team's quarterback is definitely worthy of being the hottest on this year's list (That manly scruffy face doesn't hurt either!)  Keep up the good work Aaron, can't wait for ring #2 this year.

Let the games begin!

16 August 2011

Music Monday...On Tuesday

Many of you have heard Beyonce's song "Single Ladies." I'll admit, it's preeetty catchy.  If the R&B "jive" isn't for you, I've found an AWESOME remake of this song by the group Pomplamoose.  Check them out on YouTube for more gems like this one...

Come to think of it, I may have posted this already a while back.  Oh well, it's def worth sharing again!

15 August 2011

Lioness Arise!

A couple weeks ago I was in Phoenix for work and had the pleasure of interviewing international speaker and author, Lisa Bevere.  Let me just tell you that she is AMAZING! 

Check out our interview below: 

I'm currently reading Lisa's book, Lioness Arise.  It's inspiring and I definitely recommend.  It's a great motivator to be all that God has called you to be.  You can order it here

As Greg Jennings always says, "Be great today."

12 August 2011

Online Dating Profile 101

This post is for all my single friends, specifically those with testosterone.

Dating sites. We've all tried them.  C'mon.  Admit it.  Ain't no shame in your game.  

Whether Christian Mingle, Match.com or Plenty of Fish (to name a few), I've found one constant- more often than not, these guys are so clueless with their profiles.  Seriously dude. You're better than that.

So, for the single fellas reading this, I present to you...


You're welcome in advance.

1.  SHIRTLESS PROFILE PICTURE.  Let’s be real here, there are at least 20 more guys with hotter bods than you so impress me with your face, wit and charm, not your mediocre abs.

I don’t care if it’s your mom, your sister, your cousin or Great Aunt Betty with you in your profile picture.  If I wanted to compete, I'd go on The Bachelor.

3.  CHEESY HEADLINE.  I'm sure you really are: “Prince Charming” “Mr. Right” “Casanova” or “Theoneforyou"  and you just haven't found your princess yet.  Riiiight. 

4.  DRAMA FREE ZONE.  Your intro paragraph warns girls with drama from messaging you. Translation: You either are drama or have had a lot of it in the past.  You have baggage written all over you. Not interested. 

5. FLAMES BUTTON-UP SHIRT.  1996 called and they want their shirt back.  And probably your haircut, JNCO jeans and Vans tennis shoes as well. 

11 August 2011

In case you missed it

So for the 17 people that read my blog, most of you probably weren't around at the beginning (circa 2007).  So I figured I would highlight a few of my favorite posts that you may or may not find amusing.  Heh.

Just click on the titles below to take a gander...


Oh, and meet TJ.  My cousin's baby and pretty much the sweetest thing I've come in contact with.  Ever.

10 August 2011

Whoa. Baby.

So...I'm on Twitter for anyone out there that cares or would like to follow me (@MegB35).

Rarely do I tweet celebrities/athletes because they don't usually right back, and frankly, I don't think I come up with witty enough things to merrit a respoonse.

HOWEVER, today was a GREAT day!  Why you ask?  Because Greg Jennings of the GREEN BAY PACKERS replied to my tweet!  Seriously, made.my.day.month.

See for yourself:

09 August 2011

Waitin' on a dream...

The following is a little poem my mom used to jokingly say as I was growing up...

"Patience is a virtue,
possess it if you can.
Found rarely in a woman, 
and never in a man."

Ah patience.  Oh how I loathe thee.  Mostly because I have such a hard time practicing it.   I genuinely desire God's will for my life, however, I can't seem to get to that place where I'm confident in what that plan is.

A good friend of mine, Doug Clay, recently wrote a book called Dreaming in 3D.  I had the pleasure of hearing him speak in front of thousands of people while I was in Arizona for work last week.  One thing he said really hit me deep in my core.  He said:  "Too many dreams get aborted because of lack of patience."  Boom. 

Even though I don't know specifically what my dream is, I know that I'm destined to do something great.  Destined to impact people in a positive way.  Destined to be a leader and destined to be an example of Christ to others.   I pray that disappointments, silence and distractions will not keep me from achieving my dreams.  The dreams that my creator has instilled in me.

In the meantime, as I struggle with patience and with the lack of understanding as to why I'm currently in a place of waiting, I hold on to this: 

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." - Philippians 4:6-7

Because let's face it, in this world of chaos and unknowing, He truly is the peace that passes all understanding.  

Hold on to your dreams my friends!  And that whole patience thing, I'll work on it if you will.  :)

01 August 2011

Top seven reasons I would never wanna be the bachelorette

1. They say the camera adds 10 lbs. Enough said. 

2. When you turn anything into a competition for guys, they want to WIN. Even if they don't care about the prize,  it's about WINNING the competition. Insert insecurities now. Did I mention guys like to win?!!  (Well, i mean all guys except the Chicago Cubs). 

3.  I don't think ABC could find 25 guys to meet my height requirements. "This season on the first ever Giant Bachelorette..." 

4.  It's all bubbles and puppies till the cameras are off. Of course I'm gonna be super awesome the 5 minutes that  Prince Charming and I are together before we decide we are in love. But what about when real life hits and you find out that sometimes I don't wear makeup and that I actually prefer basketball shorts over booty shorts?! 

5.  My mom still thinks I don't kiss boys. I'd hate for her to find out on national television because of course I'd have to try every flavor... That's what the bachelorette does, right? Duh. 

6.  The idea of them dropping me off 50 ft away from my date just so I could dramatically run to him is just silly. I wouldn't do it. They'd probably end up firing me and going back to short girls who think frolicking is cute. 

7. My friends would make fun of me. 

So in the meantime... "Delight yourself in the Lord and he will grant you the desires of your heart." Psalm 37:4

26 July 2011


The NFL Lockout is OVER!

This makes me so happy I could kiss someone (preferably Aaron Rodgers).  However, I'd be lying if a tiny part of me didn't love the idea that the my Packers would have won the very first and last Superbowls!  Heh. 

In honor of this exciting news, I thought sharing some music would be a great way to celebrate!  So without further ado, here's my "Holy Crap It's Hot" play list (Be warned, it's super awesome and super random):


06 July 2011

It's been a long time

I shouldn't of left you, without a dope beat to step to...

Wow!  2 Months since I have posted!  Sorry 17 people that read this.  Heh.

How was your 4th of July?  Here's my weekend in Kenosha, Wisconsin (where I grew up), in photos...

Jerilyn came on the road trip with me to visit her brother in  Chicago!

Naturally, I had to show her the Cheese Castle.  Only in Wisconsin I tell ya.  haha

I turned 28! 
My grandparents stopped by for the party.  Grams made lasagna and redvelvet cake! yea baby. 
My awesome parents.

A few of the besties came to celebrate my oldness!

Holding baby TJ for the first time.  LOVE HIM.
Lake Michigan.  One of my favorite places in the world.
Competed and LOST in the Backyard Olympics with Kareem.  So not fly.

Bought a shirt at my favorite store, H & M. 
And finally, before getting on the road, I got to meet baby Ella.  She is too stinking cute!
Had an OUTSTANDING weekend.  Hope yours was equally as excellent!

Lighthouses, cheese and babies,


17 April 2011

Babies! Babies! Babies!

It seems like every time I turn around one of my friends is having a baby or getting pregnant.  In fact, I have four friends due in July, August, September and October!

Sadly, only one of them lives in the same city as I do.  Happily, I get the privilege of throwing her a baby shower!  She (Kelly) just found out that her and her hubby are having a boy! 

It seems like girlie baby shower ideas are a lot easier to come acrossed.  However, I found the CUTEST idea on the blog, In Honor Of Design.  I'm totally using it as my inspiration...

Seriously, how adorable is this?!

How about you?  Any other ideas for a rocking boy baby shower?? 

14 April 2011

Decor! - My attempt anyways...

I've been in the decorating mood lately.  Particularly my bedroom.  I've shown examples of rooms other people have done on my blog before, but today I want to show you one I did all by myself!  Haven't bought any of it yet, but I'd like to know what you think!

Picture - Etsy 
Curtains - Urban Outfitters
Lamp - Target
Picture Frames - Pier 1 Imports
Side Table - Urban Outfitters
Bedding - Target

06 April 2011

Dun dun duuuuuuuuuh!

I just passed 4,000 views on my blog!

I know I know, not even close to "Big Time" Status, but it made me smile.  Ahhh the little things.  :)

In honor of "Hump Day:"

"They say I'm ugly but it just don't faze me..." ha ha ha

04 April 2011

Daaaang, Girl

I'm wearing higher than usual high heels today. 

I'm probably about 6'3.  Total giant status.  Love it. 

Happy Monday!

31 March 2011

Trip "down under" memory lane...

3 of my favorite things in life happen to be basketball, my best friend, and Australia.  How lucky am I that I've gotten to combine these 3 things not once, but twice!

How you ask?  Well let me tell you! 

In 2005 (my senior year of college), and in 2007, I was invited to represent the United States in an international basketball tournament in Darwin, Australia.  It just so happens that my biff was invited to the same!

This olympic type tournament is every 2 years and it's called the Arafura Games.  Over 30 countries come from around the world to compete in 20 athletic competitions.  The experience was pretty much amazing.

Team USA won the gold medal in 2005 and the silver in 2007.  Holler 

Guess what time it is?  PHOTO TIME!

The Biff, Me, and our friend and teammate, Lynsay

Jock.  A pretty awesome bloke!  He was part of the Australian Defense Force Men's team 

This was the dreamy Aussie I met in '05.  We dated briefly but at the end of the day, dude lives in Australia.

Damo!  Probably the best Aussie I know.  He was a ref and we've been great friends ever since.  Just wish he lived closer!

In '07 I missed the flight with my team and had to make the trip alone.  I had a layover in Alice Springs.  Straight up outback!  Beautiful country!

Snorkling with my biff in the Great Barrier Reef with the Biff!

These Sheilas rock my life!  They played on the Women's ADF team. 
 I really do hope to make it back over there some day.  With the 2011 games coming up this spring, I've been thinking about those trips a lot lately.

This isn't the first time I've blogged about Australia and certainly won't be the last! 

To all my aussie peeps (yes, I just said peeps), I miss you! 

Until we meet again...

29 March 2011

Things that creep me out....

These Ronald Reagan stamps I got the other day....


and hairless cats.

Random.  I know.

Hope you're having a great week!

26 March 2011

Denim Denim Denim!

Don't know if you watch Jersey Shore, but I can't seem to get enough of it.

I know I know, now you're judging me.  Can't say that I blame you.  It's garbage.  Kinda like a car wreck.  You know you shouldn't be watching, but you just can't look away.

The following clip is HILARIOUS.  C'mon, just click 'play.'  You know you wanna...  Enjoy!

25 March 2011

I'm a loser baybeeee....

Today I "followed" my own blog to make it look like I had a whopping 14 followers instead of 13.  Pfffft.

In other news, I'm kind of a big deal....

Kinda like Tosh.O, only less funny or like Ryan Seacrest, only taller.  {Obviously} Heh.





the formula for one VERY unhappy tall girl.  

Duke and Wisconsin.  Why you have to do me so wrong??  I had high hopes for you.  Championship high hopes.  I hope you're happy.

23 March 2011

Not too shabby!

I mentioned a few posts back this it was the one year anniversary of me and the boyfriend.  The weekend we were supposed to celebrate I got sick with bronchitis.  Boo.

So... this past weekend, Dexter said he had a surprise for me but I had to pick it out.  Wondering where this is going?  I was too.

In to the mall we went and leu and behold, as he lead me in to the COACH store, I was given instructions that I was to pick out ANY purse I want!  What?!  So exciting.

Conclusion?  I got my very first REAL coach bag!  See below...

What a guy.  :)

22 March 2011


I redid my blog.  Thoughts??

Better late than never...

Last week, the lovely Becca of Life in Technicolor, graciously tagged me in her handwriting challenge.  I'm a little slow, but without further adieu....

1. What is your name/blogger name? MegB

2. What is the url of your blog? http://thatonetallgirl.blogspot.com/

3. Write “The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over the Lazy Brown Dog” 

4. Write your favourite quotation? "Talent is God-given.  Be humble.  Fame is man-given.  Be grateful.  Conceit is self-given.  Be careful."  -John Wooden

5. What is your favourite song? Scar by Missy Higgins

6. What music do you like right now? Mumford & Sons, Bruno Mars, The Black Keys, Francesca Battistelli, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Josh Kelley

7. Is there anything else you would like to add about your handwriting? Sometimes I write things out first when I could just type them because I like my handwriting so much!  ha!

8. What three bloggers do you want to follow suit? Pia- Odds and Ends, Jennie- Things Get Awkward Here., Libby- This is Me, Libby Lee

09 March 2011

365 Days of....


So...I've been sick with Bronchitis.  Not cool.  Doc gave me an inhaler.  I feel like a fat kid in gym class.  Heh.

Anyhoo, my buddy Thomas out of Nashville started a web video blog series where he attempts to be creative and witty for 365 days straight.  So far so good, buuuuut we're only on day 8.... :)

Below is a taste!  Be sure to subscribe to his YouTube page "The Boot Show."  If nothing else, he's easy on the eyes...

04 March 2011

Whoa Baby!

Today is Dexter and I's ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!  Wow does time fly.  And for the record, he's amazing.  I'm a pretty lucky girl.

Being silly


The first weekend we spent together...

Frezin's wedding weekend


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