Those Bad Habits ~Beyond the Books

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These week we are talking about Bad habits and why we won’t give it up. Ever.


My top 5 Bad Habits:


3973097Listen, I quit smoking cigarettes almost 3 years ago. I quit so many times it became a bad joke. I had been smoking over 20 years when I quit for the last time. I transferred my addiction from tobacco to an e-cigarette and we have lived happily ever after. Yea, it has been tough at times, but I am much nicer with nicotine.



wine-and-judgeI am an adult so I NEED a drink every now and then, (this shit is harder than it looks). Plus, I have four kids, so there you go.


Throwing socks on the floor.

tumblr_me3u9fK5wZ1ri41obo1_50012Miguel claims this is bad habit of mine. I am the only one that cleans up, so I should be able to do what I want. My socks go wherever I put them. Sometimes they want to stay on the floor for the night.


Blogging the night before.

procrastinationI try hard to blog ahead, but alas, I am a procrastinator.  I don’t think it matters when I blog.


Occasionally blogging while intoxicated.

tumblr_inline_mz1wloRizQ1rtu97tIf you read my blog on a regular basis, you have probably read a post inspired by alcohol. Cheers!

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Mother, Lover, Writer, Reviewer, Social Media Princess. Karen has been a blogger since 2010. She is a US Army veteran, a medical professional, and the mother of four. She reviews books and shares mind vomit for this blog in her 'spare' time. Karen lives in New England.


  1. Literary Feline
    November 5, 2015 at 12:36 am - Reply

    I like your list better than mine. 🙂 I actually don’t throw my socks on the floor, but sometimes my bra lands in interesting places. Maybe I shouldn’t admit to that. LOL
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    • Karen Blue
      November 5, 2015 at 7:20 am - Reply

      I loved your list! My bra ends up everywhere as well. In my hurry to get that damned thing off, I just toss it. Literally!

  2. Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog
    November 5, 2015 at 7:18 am - Reply

    If drinking and blogging while intoxicated are bad habits I’m screwed! Ha! I do love that drinking wine and judging people gif!
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  3. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library
    November 5, 2015 at 8:20 am - Reply

    Too funny! I know nothing about e-cigs though my brother in law used one for awhile (he’s quit an insane amount of times. He once quit for 2 years and then started up again. His wife almost smothered him) and I liked him because he wasn’t the irritable quitting version of himself but he didn’t smell like cigarettes which was nice. He’s gone back to regular cigarettes and I miss the e-cig! The socks on the floor made me laugh. That may or may not happen around here…
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    • Karen Blue
      November 5, 2015 at 11:36 am - Reply

      I actually quit for two years and then started back up again. Smoking is the worst habit. I am so happy with my ecig because NO smell. Miguel and the kids are a lot happier about it too.

  4. Greg November 5, 2015 at 8:54 am - Reply

    Nice. Like that first Gif, LOL. And drinking makes everything better, no matter what they say. 🙂
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  5. Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction November 5, 2015 at 9:56 am - Reply

    I’ve written blog posts while intoxicated and then I have to have someone else read them to make sure I didn’t say anything TOO crazy – it all sounds magical in the moment!!! Oh, and I’m horrible about writing blog posts the night before. Or the day of. Yep, often I write the post just before hitting publish. My goal is to get the post written by 11:00 when my email gets sent out – there have been a few occasions when I’ve missed it!
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    • Karen Blue
      November 5, 2015 at 10:00 am - Reply

      It is so funny you said that. I struggle to get my posts out by the time my email goes out, too. I admit I have actually changed the time for mailchimp on more than one occasion to accommodate my procrastination.

  6. Red Iza November 5, 2015 at 10:26 am - Reply

    I think we have a lot of bad habits in common, I can recognize myself in each of them myself except for the sock throwing. That, no – on the contrary, I hunt sock throwers, lol 😉
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  7. Kathy
    November 5, 2015 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    Your list made me laugh! I don’t drink but since you have 4 kids I don’t blame you for it lol. I should have put blogging the night before since I always do this. I’m a procrastinator too but I’ve always been better at writing under pressure lol.
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  8. Heather @ Random Redheaded Ramblings
    November 6, 2015 at 3:52 pm - Reply

    I have been drinking mulled wine in the last half hour! Blogging and the alcohol is oozing through my veins!! I am also a night before blogger as I like to live life dangerously!!!
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  9. Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight
    November 7, 2015 at 1:56 am - Reply

    LOVE this! Too funny, especially the last one. I won’t deny having done it myself a time or two 😉 And yes, I think that when you take your child home from the hospital, it should automatically come with a lifetime supply of alcohol. And then add on like, harder liquor for each additional child 😉

    And I NEVER blog ahead. I want to. But it never works, I am usually SO far behind, all I do is play catch up! THE STRUGGLE.
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    • Karen Blue
      November 7, 2015 at 9:11 am - Reply

      Funny, I would never guess that by looking at your site. You are so good at making things look so put together.

  10. Lola
    November 7, 2015 at 5:04 pm - Reply

    I’m soooo sorry I’m so late! (See #1 on my list!) I don’t think your list is too bad at all! Especially the socks on the floor…you’re the one who picks them up! 😛
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  11. Sabrina Fox
    November 8, 2015 at 3:23 am - Reply

    Haha, this is so funny! Put your socks where you want. If you clean, you’re allowed!
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  12. Bunnita @ Worth Reading It?
    November 8, 2015 at 11:18 am - Reply

    Too funny. Drinking and blogging I almost do that. I say almost because I do preschedule my posts. So I usually go back and check to make sure I didn’t say any crazineess before it goes out.

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