Tuesday, January 31, 2012

My life in Photos

I keep seeing all these fun photo collages and phone dumps and, of course, I must try! 
I finally realized they were doing these damn things on Picnik and I had better take advantage before its gone. Why are they closing it anyway, I didn't have the patience to read through the long explanation. 
Anyway, I realized I haven't been taking a lot of photos lately so I try and get some new ones to share

1. My lovely nephew has discovered the front facing camera on my phone
2. I saw these at Target and sent the picture to Cboy...he thought it was cute(I realize how cheesy that sounds) 
3. It was freezing at my desk last week, the vent above my desk was shooting out frigid air 
4. I love soccer and two of my fave Spanish teams were playing Barcelona v Real Madrid 
5. Ummm I can't find this anywhere in the city...go out to the burbs and a whole freezer full!! 
6. Walking to work behind these two made my morning...she refused to be picked up so it took them forever to get 2 blocks
7. One of my favorite nail polishes (Rimmel-Steel Grey) 
8. Knockout Punch at Buffalo Wild Wings while watching the UFC fights 
9. I had a buzz and was having a pretty good hair day
10. Riding the metra to my parents Sunday morning...sometimes the city has a ugly beautiful look to it
11. My nephew and I went on a field trip to get some sweets and he needed to ride the horsey
12. Ummm football shaped Oreos? yes please...I promise I didn't eat the whole bag alone

So yea  that is my week in photos...I am going to try hard to join one of the link-ups for these things. 


Monday, January 30, 2012

Book Swap Linkup!

So I participated in my first blog swap and it was all about books. I may not have shared this much but I read, A LOT. So I was very excited when I came across this link-up over at Heather's Blonde...Undercover Blonde, & Katie @ The Nerdy Katie Check it out! 

I felt kinda bad since her list of books were almost all not out yet but then I found one I liked on her list and sent it over to her! 
She was so nice she sent me 3 books! 

I actually read this over last week and loved it! I am excited to continue the series. 
Champion discount shopper Finley Tanner has never thought of her job in the Estates and Trusts
Department of Dane, Lieberman and Zarnowski as anything but a means to keep her in last
season's Lilly Pulitzer—until Victor Dane makes her babysit estates client Stacy Evans, who's
convinced that her jeweler husband Marcus's auto death was no accident. At first, Finley goes
along with Dane's wish to appease the client without really investigating her claim. But when she
discovers that Marcus Evans served on a jury with the late Jos Vasquez and Graham Keller in a
malpractice case brought by the estate of Brad Whitley against transplant surgeon Kent Hall and
defended by Dane, Lieberman and Zarnowski, Finley is suddenly very attentive. Petty harassment
at the office—on orders from above, Margaret the evil receptionist makes her sign in and out and
logs her phone calls—and threatening notes pinned to her front door don't deter her, and the
chance to work with sexy p.i. Liam McGarrity, a stunning counterpoint to her loyal but boring
boyfriend Patrick, is a bonus. But it's her inner drive to close the deal that makes Finley track
Evans's killer with a focus she usually reserves for off-price Armani.

Just started this one but so far its pretty great! I love that it takes place in Chicago. 
They say bad things happen in threes. When her fiance, Sam, disappears on the same day her mentor and biggest client is killed, hotshot Chicago attorney Izzy McNeil starts counting. But trouble keeps coming. Sam is implicated in the client's death, her apartment is broken into and it's not just the authorities who are following her. 
Now, to find Sam and uncover her client's murderer, Izzy will have to push past limits she never imagined. Lucky for her she's always thrived under pressure, because her world is falling apart. Fast. And the trail of half truths and lies is red-hot. 

Safely outside the New York City limits, St. Thomas College was supposed to promise peace and quiet. Unfortunately, English professor Alison Bergeron has found it to be anything but. She recently divorced a fellow faculty member and more recently, her car was stolen. The one evening, she gets a visit from two homicide detectives from the NYPD. The good news is that they found Allisons beat-up Volvo; the bad news is that the body of one of the students in her Shakespeare seminar was in the trunk. 
Now, not only must Alison continue to hoof it to campus(a fate almost worse than death), she's become a prime suspect for a murder she did not commit--and her efforts to clear her name have landed her in hot water with an even hotter Detective Bobby Crawford, who happens to be a former altar boy, and the sinfully suspicious nuns of St. Thomas. All hell's about to break loose if Allison can't find the real killer...before it's too late. 

I am so glad that I joined this link-up and found some new books to read! Check out these ladies blogs and all the great books that were swapped. 

Friday, January 27, 2012

Friday Fun

I have no clue what the theme of today's post will be except that I have some random nonsense to share with you! 
Can you believe it is finally Friday? I am so glad! 

-- I love this song...yes, thanks to K for humoring me and supporting my love :) 

--I have realized that thanks to Linkin Park(the band) every single time I need to spell Lincoln I end up spelling it Linkin. Thank you for ruining my spelling. Oh and why is it so hard for me to remember how to spell deodorant? <---- I definitely had to spell check that!

--I forgot to tell you all I got to see Cboy, I was so caught up in my drama I forgot to share my happiness about that! Warm and fussies for him just being so damn sweet. Seriously, why can't more men be that way?! 

--Speaking of Cboy we had some very interesting conversations in which it was revealed that he and I both hate china cabinets. I have no clue why I hate them so much but I really really do. They have no purpose. (well I know they do but not for me, EVER

-- Last night I finally had the discussion with Mrs. M about moving out of the state. I don't know exactly how she felt about it but she luvsss me so I know she will support me!  I also asked her about part #2 of said plan. My moving back home for the few months before I go. I would love the extra time to spend with them before I go and it always helps to save up some monies! 

--a. I am excited and terrified to see how it goes living with my parents again, it has been 9 years! 

--Project find a pretty yellow convertible VW Beetle has officially begun. Yes!! You know you can see me in one of these! 

-- Can I just tell you guys that I have some of the greatest friends out there? I mean who else lets you do the dumb messy things you do, doesn't judge you and still lets you cry when they warned you it was going to happen? 

--I know I talk about A all the time, and she doesn't have a blog because if she did you guys would know how awesome she is. But anyway I have asked her if she would like to guest post one day. She is my go-to fitness guru and I think she could share some amazing things with you guys! So you can look forward to that. 

OOoh and I need some help!! 
--I need help figuring out how to make those damn tabs to follow me on Pinterest & Twitter 
--I also need to figure out how to add the buttons of the people I follow onto my page! 

That's all for now folks!! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! 

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Its Ok!

Its Ok Thursdays

Its almost Friday people!! 

Its Ok Thursday! 

Its Ok: 

-That I have had a ridiculously drama filled week
-To have had a bad day yesterday and taken it out on the wrong person...apologies were given
-That I went to bed at 9pm last night to avoid being mean to anyone else 
-To be so excited about the books you got from the blog book swap that you've almost finished reading one instead of doing homework
-To be super overwhelmed being back in school again
-To be very excited for Valentine's Day swap since I never do anything for Valentine's Day
-That I want to run a half marathon in April and have not run in almost 2 months(EEEKK!!) 
-That I am afraid to make any travel plans for 2012 since I really want to save all my pennies for the move 
-To have spent hours on Pinterest looking at home decor and for some reason wedding stuff in the last few days
-That I am so ready for the weekend and hope to spend it exactly like I did the last(minus the drama)
-To be very excited for the changes coming to my blog  

What's Ok with you today?! 
Link up w/ Amber & Neely 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Oh, How Pinteresting!

I've seen this one around a lot and since I spend a ridiculous amount of time on Pinterest I thought I would join in today! 

Lets be real I spend most of my time on Pinterest looking up recipes: 

Source: travelet.com via SK on Pinterest

I think I saw this one on someone's blog once too....

Source: houzz.com via Jean on Pinterest

Just for man candy sake....

Source: google.com via Kristy on Pinterest

What do you love on Pinterest?? Link up over at The Vintage Apple! 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Thats Not Ok!

WARNING! If you find yourself easily offended or tend to judge people on some of their stupid decisions I suggest you don't read this post. 

So I follow this person on Twitter @ThatsnotokNY  and sometimes they really make me laugh. Since I had one of those weekends where I was dealing with nothing but ridiculous I thought I would share some things that are not OK. 

Things that are NOT OK: 
1. Blaming the "other" girl for your ruined relationship and cheating boyfriend.
        -Lets be honest, if he was happy he wouldn't cheat, no one is forcing him to do it. 
2. Texting, calling or Facebook messaging said "other" girl every time you get drunk and down on your life. 
     -Seriously. We aren't 16, grow up, man up and find a better way to solve this problem.  
3. Being classless and having your brother stalk said "other" girl at work, calling her phone and creeping by her desk. 
    -Really. I mean this is kind of ridiculous. When he gets fired don't be mad at anyone but yourself. 
4. Cheating on your girlfriend and telling the "other" girl how wonderful she is and how much you can't stand your girlfriend while pretending things are good at home. 
  -It happens but really lets not and say we did
5. Cheating on your significant other and then not understanding when they do the same thing to you. Clearly your relationship is fucked 3 ways from Sunday buddy. 
  -I don't even really need to comment on that. 
6. Asking the "other" girl to be the bigger person and ignore those calls, texts and Facebook messages after you put her through some really bad shit to begin with. 
7. Lying so much to so many people that a person can't even tell when you serious and when you are bullshitting them. 

I could probably go on forever but I will give you guys a little explanation.

I told you guys all about The Boy  and our failed relationship, I told you about my two dates since that relationship ended but I didn't tell you guys about this person that I may or may not have a "friendship" with who has a girlfriend. Now I know everything I said up there is not ok but its also NOT OK for me to have gotten involved with a guy with a girlfriend. But I did and so here I am some time later dealing with the effects of it. 

It was supposed to be fun, I honestly don't even know how it started since we were definitely just friends and it wasn't going that way. It did and she found out and she has since been acting like the ridiculous child. I have been cheated on before. I know what it feels like and I also know that that some people are just assholes who cheat and some people cheat because their relationship is shitty and they aren't getting what they need at home. Whichever of the two it was that led him to the situation with me is insignificant to me. What matters to me is that she decided I am to blame. That makes no sense. If you are unhappy with him for cheating there is a solution. Leave. If you want to make it work then you both have to actually want to make it work. Clearly that is not the case since he never stopped seeing me. If you keep catching him and things are not changing then you are just being ridiculous. In all honesty had she approached me with some civility and simply asked me what was going on from the beginning I might have told her everything and let him deal with it. But since her first contact with me was a Facebook message talking shit well...I just decided she didn't deserve a response or any respect either. 

So now its sometime later and she has committed all of the infractions stated above and has taken to stalking my blog as a means of checking up on her boyfriend. So because she has done that and managed to ruin my weekend I decided it was time to share with everyone. 

So that is what I did, I borrowed another girls boyfriend and well look how it bit me in the ass. Who knows what will happen now but I am not going to be nice about it anymore. If either her or her brother bother me again it's going to get nasty. 

Friday, January 20, 2012

January Birchbox

So as you may recall I took the plunge and subscribed to Birchbox. I am very excited to finally start adding some beauty products into my life and if nothing else just being able to try some new things. I got my first box last week and was thrilled! 

So here is the box again: 

* So far I have tried the nail polish which I love!! At first I was worried it was just too blue for my taste, I usually go with darker colors but it grew on me and I will definitely be buying a full size bottle. 
see those nail painting skills! 

* I have worn the Juicy Couture perfume sample all week. I am so very picky about scents I knew it would be hard to get me to like this one. I don't mind it so much but I definitely would not buy a bigger bottle. It will be great to have a carry around scent for those days when I feel not so smell-goody. We will see how that goes! 

* Who doesn't want to try a pretty pink lip gloss?? I tried it and well...you can barely tell I was wearing it. I think my lips might be too dark. Who knows!?! I liked it though, it added a nice shine to some boring old lip balm
I know this is a ridiculous picture
* Eye serum...so I used this two evenings this week and I will have to get back to you about whether or not its doing anything for me but it feels very refreshing when I put it on! 

*I will admit I am not a big fan of Larabars or any bar for that matter. It looked gross but tasted pretty good. I mean if I was dying for chocolate and it was all there was I would eat it and be a happy girl but otherwise I'd take a pass on that. 
I did finish it though

I am super excited to see what comes in February! Have you subscribed? Did you get a different box this month? 

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Its Ok!

Its Ok Thursdays

Woooo! Its almost Friday! Its that time again for 
Its Ok Thursday! 

Its Ok....

-That I am disappointed that Cboy isn't here yet and I was really hoping to see him 
-That I had to buy a brand new laptop on Tuesday because my online classes started and my laptop gave up on its life last week
-That even though class has barely started I am already so frazzled 
-To have given up an evening doing homework and relaxing to sit in a car and listen to my cousins problems for 3 hours last night
-That I am going to the movies with my EX this weekend...I know I know I shouldn't do it 
-To want to sit on my couch tonight w/some ice cream, and a boatload of lactaid pills and catch up on all my shows
-To wish I could fly to NY and give K the biggest hug ever and help her feel better 
-That it is a serious #firstworldproblem that I almost cried when my savings plummeted after I bought that laptop. 
-To have gotten so many ideas from Pinterest and have not started any! 

Ook that is all for today! 
Link up w/Neely & Amber over at A Complete Waste of Makeup

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tattoo Love

A Mommas Desires and Pacifiers

I came across this link up Cassie participated in and I thought it would be fun to join in too! 

I don't know if I have ever talked about my tattoos before but I have them. I have 5 to be exact. I love all but one of them and even that one gets a tiny bit of love. 

"Tattoos fulfill a need to inscribe the self as an individual." 
-Margo Demello Bodies of Inscription

I'd like to think there is a theme but I guess I can't say there is across the board on my tattoos. I can tell you that I have plans for many more especially to get my whole left side from chest to thigh done sometime this year. I love them, I love looking for new ones, putting together ideas and pictures trying to decide what I want. I love men with tattoos, I honestly don't think I have ever dated a man without one except my very first boyfriend. 
My most recent(2010)
Music is my life...I am pretty sure I listen to it about 75-85% of my day. I think I may add quite a bit to this one as well but it is my starting point for sure.

My very first tattoo(the only one I kinda regret) 
I got this bad boy on my 18th birthday. My mom had promised me for months that she would take me to get a tattoo and I didn't believe her so I went right after school and got my first tattoo with my then boyfriend. Now that I am a bit older I regret how big it is and kinda wish I had waited for my mom to go with so she could have convinced me to go way smaller.

Can't tell but this is my hip and it is probably the only one that has some fading issues
 This one was a spur of the moment decision with a combination of two separate tattoos that I wanted. I had been looking at a crescent moon tattoo and one of another butterfly for a while then I came across the two and decided to just do it.
inside of my left foot, my mom, sister & I got the same tattoos
My mom, sister and I all decided to get matching tattoos. This one means family. My mom and I got it in the same place and my sister got hers on her shoulder.
My right foot and most painful tattoo to date! 
This is actually my 2nd favorite and most painful tattoo. Also the only one visible to the public all the time. The other ones you can only see if I am in a swimsuit or less. It took all of 20 minutes and happens to be the only one where I teared up.

I think this is what my real version of Aladdin always looked like...Ha! It started early. 

Anyway, if you have any tattoos I'd love to hear about them, link up over at 

A Mommas Desires and Pacifiers

Monday, January 16, 2012

OOh Mondays...

Well it is Monday again....I don't know about you all but I am rarely if ever happy on this day of the week. I am also here at work while much of the city is off today. Damn this not working for school business. 

Anyway it was a pretty good weekend, nothing too exciting but still overall a good one. 

1. I got my very first Birchbox! Yay me! I have read lots of posts about them so, of course, I got a subscription. For those of you who don't know me I am a pretty simple girl. I rarely get my nails done, or my hair done. Not to say that I don't take good care of it all but I just don't really get into it much. I also wear minimal amounts of makeup, I'm talking blush and eyeliner/eyeshadow max. So that being said I am excited to see what new things I can try! I did a little dance on Friday when it came... I will have to let you all know in another post once I get to try everything! 

2. Saturday I had a lunch date with a guy from the online dating world. I think we will call him Mr.Hops. I am only giving him a name because I know 100% there will be another date! I knew once he and I exchanged numbers and text that he was going to be very fun to talk to and eventually hang out with. He let me pick the day for the date, asked if I was more comfortable with lunch or dinner drinks, picked me up(nearby-still careful not to let strangers know where I live) opened doors, dropped me off by the door so he could find parking and I wouldn't have to walk in the snow. Scored a 10 for looking exactly like his photo which happens to be a very adorable blonde hair, blue eyed guy. Conversation flowed well, he made me laugh, complimented me at the appropriate times. I would say he was a winner! He made a very cute joke as I was getting ready to get out of the car that I was smiling about for the rest of the day. The only iffy hiccupy type thing is that he is 39. He doesn't look his age which is great and he doesn't act too young or too old so for now I am not going to let that bother me. He already text me asking if I would like to meet up this week. Yay!!

3. Thanks to #2 I was better able to deal with the constant arguments I was having with The Boy all last week. He is still not on the same level of over it acceptance that I am so we tend to have some nasty arguments that result in me being completely flustered. That is definitely something I do not miss and will never do with the next guy whenever that may come along.

4. A and I went to a co-workers party this weekend and had a great time. I wish I had a picture but I completely forgot to take one and that sucks since I know I looked pretty good! I do want to share this picture she just posted on FB from November I think....
look at those cheesy smiles

5. Sunday I went to visit the family. I couldn't believe how much I missed them. I usually make it a point to visit every sunday and sometimes if the timing is good I also visit during the week. I hadn't seen them since the Monday after Xmas. I was having family time withdrawls. I don't know what I will do when I move away from Chicago. I think it will be a lot harder than I think. Luck would have it that my cousin's were over with their adorable little girl. She is too cute and so active! We can't forget my gorgeous nephew who talks so much more everytime I see him greeting me by calling my name and giving me hugs!

excuse my messy hangover hair 
he loves those jammies

6.  Ummm I actually don't have a number six....So that's all for now folks! 

I can't forget to say a little something about Martin Luther King Jr. today. Although, I complain about not having the day off it is still a wonderful thing to have a day to recognize the amazing man that he was and the revolutionary things he stood for. 

Source: bing.com via Meg on Pinterest

Friday, January 13, 2012

First First Date

As many of you know The Boy and I split about 3 months ago. For those new readers, The Boy and I dated for 5 1/2 years and had a (I like to think) amicable split back in October. He is a wonderful guy and even though every person has their grievances about their EX's I can't say he did anything bad to me or was a bad boyfriend. He simply wasn't marriage material for me. Now don't get me wrong I am not on a husband quest just yet but I did feel that at 26 EEK! I'm 26 if I am going to be in a long term committed relationship it should be with a person I can see a future with. So after much deliberation I broke the news that I was not in the same place that I am sure he was in our relationship and we split. He is still holding out hope that we will reconcile and I am still holding out hopes there is a way we can be friends. Apparently we are both delusional.

OOoh K so the point of this post is actually to tell you about my first FIRST date after being out of the game for what seems like ever. I definitely should preface this by telling you I was no where near ready to actually go on a date at this point and should have waited it out for sure. Anyway, most of my girlfriends have had some kind of luck on dating sites and since I was still to mopey to go to bars/clubs I created a profile on Match.com and tested it out. I think the whole Match thing might actually warrant a whole post of its own one day..but that is beside the point.

I was messaged by Rboy within a day of creating my profile and his pictures were cute. He had a cute collegey look to him and his profile seemed right. He was recently moved back to Chicago from NC where he went to school, graduated and got a job that was offering to transfer him back home. Kick ass right?! Well....

We exchanged numbers and set a date for a Thursday night. He told me he was going to be near the airport at a hotel for training all week and would have lots of downtime in the evening. On Wednesday he texts me and asks if we are still on for the following day to which I replied yes. Here the conversation that ensued:

Rboy: Great, what do you want to do?
Me: Ummmm
Rboy: You should come out to Rosemont and we can have drinks
Me: That is pretty far, maybe we can meet closer to me
Rboy: Ok so what will we do?
Me: I guess we can get a drink?
Rboy: Ok, There is a bar in my hotel, you can take the train here and we can have drinks there
Me: Its like 12 stops away, why don't you hop on a the L and we'll meet right in the middle, there is a fun little bar right off that stop
Rboy: Ok, what time?
Me: Well I guess I can do 7:30
Rboy: Can we do later, I am going to dinner with coworkers
Me: Ok. You tell me what time?

Stupid conversation. Stupid. For those of you that don't know me, I can't make a decision worth my life and at this point I had asked my coworkers for advice on where to go and if I should be making an effort to go all the way to Rosemont to which they ALL responded I shouldn't. Well, guess who ended up going to Rosemont? Me! That's right, there is that too nice part of me. He had no plan, called me last minute to say his coworkers had opted out and I should just get on the L and meet him up there. So I did.

When he picked me up he still had no plan, suggested we drive around till we spot a restaurant and get some food. So we did, dinner actually turned out to be kind of fun. First let me tell you, he was NOT as cute as his pictures portrayed(shocked?!) they were definitely at least 3-4 years old. No more young college boy face for him anymore and receding hairline. Also, he must have literally ordered 6 drinks during an hour dinner. It was kind of ridiculous. When the bill came I offered to split it and he declined saying "I have a per Diem with my company card so I'll just cover whatever after that" Ooh yes...he did. So classy.

Here is where it gets fun ladies....

Right after the pays the bill he goes to the restroom for about 10 minutes and returns looks me square in the face and says:

Rboy: So do you have to go straight home? Do you want to go back to my hotel room, we can get some beer and its a really nice room.
Me: ummmm no I don't have to go home but I'm not going to your room, I'm up for a bar if that works.

Really. Why didn't I just say I have to go home? I have no clue. We went to Bar Louie and had some drinks. They sat us in a huge booth and he decided he should sit RIGHT next to me and rest his hand on my thigh. He really did this. I was like WTF is happening right now. The waitress was really big up top and he actually waited till she walked away and said Wow she has really big tits. HAHA!! He did I promise!!

After I finally finished my much too strong martini he asked about his room again. I should mention he had 3 more drinks in the time it took me to finish one martini. So were up to 9 drinks now in about 2- 2 1/2 hour window. Yes really. I politely declined again and told him it was getting late. I know that I was definitely a little far but no he did not offer to drive me home knowing I had gone out of my way to come up for the date. He drove me 2 mins to the nearest L stop where he parked the car looked at me, grabbed my thigh, then my shoulder said "come here" and gave me the worst kiss I could imagine. Sloppy, tongue all over my face, disgusting kiss. I smiled, said thanks for dinner and got out.

I wish I had made this up people...seriously. It was like something that should be on an episode of Punk'd. Awful.

He even had the nerve to text me 10 minutes after dropping me off to say that he would only be in town until Sunday(Huh? Ooh yea I learned during dinner he doesn't actually live back in Chicago yet) and would like for me to come by his room Saturday night. No kidding.

I don't even know what I was supposed to learn from this other than what I would like to not have happen during a first date. I haven't been on a date with someone from an online site since. Although, I have finally decided I am ready to start actually getting out there and seeing what is going on....Anyway sorry this post is so damn long and now you know all about my first FIRST date. 

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Its Ok!

Its Ok Thursdays

Its about that time again, I feel like I haven't linked up in awhile. So happy tomorrow is Friday!! 

Its Ok! 

-That I have like 4 posts drafted that I am working on 
-To be so stressed from work that I am stressing about numbers in my dreams
-That I am dying to go on a shopping spree with the money in my savings that I shouldn't touch 
-To be making tons of plans for the move I know I will make 
-To have no idea when exactly this move is taking place
-That I was excited to have lost 5 pounds last week(who cares if it was because of the flu) 
-To still be sore from Monday's workout
-To have spent almost 4 hours on Tuesday night talking to A about everything going on in our lives
-To be very unhappy with the snow falling right now
-That I am excited I may or may not get to see Cboy this weekend 
-To also be petrified because I am going on another first date this weekend! 

That's all for now! What is Ok for you this week? Link up w/Neely & Amber here.  

Monday, January 9, 2012

I'm back!!

Yes well I know you were all so sad about my being sick...no really thanks so much for all the get well messages! I appreciate them all :) 

I had 5 days to lay around and be miserable this past week. Somehow I caught the flu(maybe stomach flu) and an ear infection and once I kicked the flu part I got a regular old head cold. So I am back to work today and feeling much better. I will take a cold to what I dealt with the first 3 days anytime! 

Let me catch you guys up on whats been going on in my world...

-Wednesday was the day I got really sick and stayed home I spent the whole day in bed and didn't really try to do much. 

-Thursday I discovered my laptop hates me and has given up on life. I can only seem to get a black screen. I am pretty sure she/he discovered that I had been looking at new laptops on the Best Buy site and decided to teach me a lesson. I am bringing it in to have the IT let me know if its salvageable(is that a word?) I need it to be fixed so I can watch Jersey Shore & Greys!! 

-Friday I did not leave my apartment, and was miserably trying to read blogs on my nook. Not convenient at all...ooh wait I did leave to go to the gas station(less than a block away) and in my dire need for something sweet bought a pack of oreos. Instead of eating one I inhaled about 6 and promptly fed them to the toilet. Gross I know sorry! that will teach you if you are sick and haven't eaten anything but broth for 3 days oreos are not the first solid food to try. 

-Saturday I managed to leave my house to see The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. If you have read the series of books then you should most definitely see the movie. I thought it was fantastic! Its graphic and disgusting where its supposed to be and definitely did a pretty good job of summing up the book. I am a big fan of watching movies first because then I am not as tainted but I am looking forward to the next 2 movies. I did purposely not watch the Swedish versions because I was afraid it would ruin the American versions for me. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don't make me wait another year for each like the Twilight series did to me. 
Even with that awful hair Rooney Mara is gorgeous. I discovered I have a bit of a girl crush on her...who knew that this character would bring it out?! If you have seen the movie or read the books do share your opinion, I don't want to give away too much here but I'd love to discuss it!! 

-Sunday  didn't get to visit my family this weekend, Mrs.M suggested I stay home and not get anyone sick. Sad!! I haven't seen them in 2 weeks now and I need my nephews smiling face and a big hug from my momma!! 

-I watched more TV than is normal and I honestly have no clue what I would do without Netflix. It is my life saver!! I have been catching up on HIMYM, SVU, and I finished Being Human. So excited!! 

I did get time to write some things I want to share with you guys that have gone on the last few months that I wasn't ready to share publicly. But as one of my new goals/resolutions was to start sharing more with you guys and stop being so worried that certain people The Boy might read this and cause me unnecessary stress. So expect some random posts about my first first date in over 5 1/2 years! The whole back story to CBoy who might be making an appearance again soon. Ooh and I have to introduce The Pirate and explain that ridiculous nickname! 

That's all for now...I should get started on those stories!! 

Thursday, January 5, 2012


Well hello everyone...I wish I had some fun things to say today but I've spent the two days in bed sick. Yesterday morning I got up for work and On my way to work I started feeling dizzy, sweating like crazy and puking. Still have no clue what happened but I turned back and got right back into bed. Couldn't hold anything down yesterday except some broth and today I've managed some more broth.

I'm exhausted, hungry, tired and sick of laying in bed....so that's my post for today...

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Its a new year baby!

Happy New Year!!!! 

I hope everyone had a great time this past weekend however you brought the new year in. My roomie and I decided to throw a party and it was a blast! I am so happy that we did decide to do it and I think after such a success we might start throwing parties more often. Who doesn't love a themed party anyway?? 
The hardest part of throwing a party is flakey people. I had plenty of wishy washy RSVP's and then last minute excuses and I tried my best not to let them get me down. In the end I spent the night with some amazing friends that wanted to be there and I can't have asked for a better time. 
I thought I took more pictures but I guess I was really just posing for more of them! I will add more when my friends post them up! 

Party Treats: 
will add these to the recipes page
Champagne Cupcakes & Oreo Truffles

Passionfruit/Strawberry Jello Shots
Party Pictures: 
I have no clue why most of my pictures were taken in the kitchen... but they were. 
One full body a must 
G & The Owner 
The Redhead(who doesn't look so red in this picture)

So my funny story for the night there had to be one  is that I didn't set my countdown on my phone correctly so we were rushing to get everyone champagne and at 30 seconds till were standing around waiting to countdown and one of my roommates announces that it was already midnight. We all started laughing cheering and celebrating but for the rest of the night I got plenty of shit for messing up the countdown. It wouldn't be me if something funny didn't happen! 

I can't wait to read about everyones evening and plans for 2012! 

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