Thursday, February 26, 2009

A Funny thing Happened on the Way to the Office...

Ah I can't believe how long it has been since I last posted! Things have been kind of crazy lately, I have actually had work to do (I can't believe those words came from my keyboard) and I was in a bit of a funk last week and when that happens all energy seems to dissappear. Soooo I am back and back with a vengence :) I have a bit to do this morning but I wanted to just pop in and say hello and let everyone know that I haven't actually dropped off the face of the earth, I just took a minor break from it.


This is what I witnessed during my morning commute:

A woman stuffing her face with these two ingredients. Is this perplexing to anyone else?
Healthy - yes.
Gross - wicked.

My second odd observation from this morning happened when I was exiting the train station. I was just about (like literally two inches away) from opening the door when I man, probably in his mid 30's, swirved in between a group of people to situate himself right between me and the door. He then went and opened the door for me but then scooted back behind me so that he could exit through a different door. I said thank you and then started giggling; my typical response to just about everything that happens in my life.

Its a funny world out there.

Thursday, February 12, 2009


So since just about everyone seems to be writing about that lovely, lovable, loving day that is just right around the corner I figured I should probably throw in my two cents.
I am not a huge fan of Valentine's day.
(Insert Gasp)
I know, I know it is crazyiness! I just don't see the big deal. Not that I don't enjoy giving and receiving gifts but I would much rather receive a gift on just some ordinary day rather then have that special someone (giggle giggle) try to conform to a pre-existing mold that every other man is also trying to do on V-Day. However, I have a very nice weekend planned out for my guy and myself but not because Cupid will be looming over us but because it is suppose to be beautiful out and we haven't seen each other in a month!! YIKES :)
* On a side note I do realize the importance of V-day for married people. In marriage it seems as though sometimes the "love"aspect of the relationship is put on the back burner and people need to be reminded every once in awhile to appreciate one another. AKA - Men need to be reminded that their wives are pretty much goddesses and should be treated like queens more often :-)
I found this while perusing through random sites this morning and thought it was worth sharing with all you good folks. It is pretty funny and pretttty much right on target.

Dictionary for women
Argument (ar*gyou*ment) n. A discussion that occurs when you're right, but he just hasn't realized it yet.
Airhead (er*hed) n. What a woman intentionally becomes when pulled over by a policeman.
Bar-be-que (bar*bi*q) n. You bought the groceries, washed the lettuce, chopped the tomatoes, diced the onions, marinated the meat and cleaned everything up, but, he, "made the dinner."
Blonde jokes (blond joks) n. Jokes that are short so men can understand them.
Cantaloupe (kant*e*lope) n. Gotta get married in a church.
Clothes dryer (kloze dri*yer) n. An appliance designed to eat socks.
Diet Soda (dy*it so*da) n. A drink you buy at a convenience store to go with a half pound bag of peanut M&Ms.
Eternity (e*ter*ni*tee) n. The last two minutes of a football game.
Exercise (ex*er*siz) v. To walk up and down a mall, occasionally resting to make a purchase.
GroceryBold List (grow*ser*ee list) n. What you spend half an hour writing, then forget to take with you to the store.
Hair Dresser (hare dres*er) n. Someone who is able to create a style you will never be able to duplicate again. See "Magician."
Hardware Store (hard*war stor) n. Similar to a black hole in space-if he goes in, he isn't coming out anytime soon.
Childbirth (child*brth) n. You get to go through 36 hours of contractions; he gets to hold your hand and say "focus,...breath...push..."
Lipstick (lip*stik) n. On your lips, coloring to enhance the beauty of your mouth. On his collar, coloring only a tramp would wear...!
Park (park) v./n. Before children, a verb meaning, "to go somewhere and neck." After children, a noun meaning a place with a swing set and slide.
Patience (pa*shens) n. The most important ingredient for dating, marriage and children. See also "tranquilizers."
Waterproof Mascara (wah*tr*pruf mas*kar*ah) n. Comes off if you cry, shower, or swim, but will not come off if you try to remove it.
Valentine's Day (val*en*tinez dae) n. A day when you have dreams of a candlelight dinner, diamonds, and romance, but consider yourself lucky to get a card

Also I have been meaning to post about how much I have been loving Masterpiece Theatre. I just finished watching Sense and Sensibility and was glued to it the whole time. I also watched Tess of the D'ubervilles which was just as good. It is really a wonderful channel and the movies they develop are so rich in character that you forget you are watching remakes of already classic movies/stories. Perfect entertainment for a lazy afternoon.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Tea Gueland

Did you know that "Tea Gueland" is another word for Ireland? Just a little Tuesday tid bit for you :) And an excuse to post this pretty picture...

Oh how I wish I was back there!

To Maintain A Healthy Level Of Insanity

1. At Lunch Time, Sit In Your Parked Car With Sunglasses on and point a Hair Dryer At Passing Cars. See If They Slow Down.

2. Page Yourself Over The Intercom. Don't Disguise Your Voice!

3. Every Time Someone Asks You To Do Something, ask If They Want Fries with that.

4. Put Decaf In The Coffee Maker For 3 Weeks . Once Everyone has Gotten Over Their Caffeine Addictions, Switch to Espresso.

5. In the Memo Field Of All Your Checks, Write ' For Marijuana.

6. Skip down the hall Rather Than Walk and see how many looks you get.

7. Order a Diet Water whenever you go out to eat, with a serious face.

8. Specify That Your Drive-through Order Is 'To Go'.

9. Sing Along At The Opera.

10. Five Days In Advance, Tell Your Friends You Can't Attend Their Party Because You have a headache.

11. When The Money Comes Out The ATM, Scream 'I Won! I Won!'

12.. When Leaving the Zoo, Start Running towards the Parking lot, Yelling 'Run For Your Lives! They're Loose!'

13. Tell Your Children Over Dinner, 'Due To The Economy, We Are Going To Have To Let One Of You Go.'

And The Final Way To Keep A Healthy Level Of Insanity


Thanks Amy for this!!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Tag, your'e it!

Milestone in my blogging career:
An icon!!! Excitement of the week!

Wow my lifes worth was just brought down a peg however its all about the small things right? So anyways I would like to thank Princess Freckles for fulfilling my blogger wishes and tagging me in an activity that inlcudes a mascot of sorts. Here are the rules and regulations folks so listen up, this is serious business we are dealing with here:[1] Choose a minimum of 7 blogs for brilliance in content/design. [2] Show the winners and let them know. [3] List at least 10 honest things about yourself.


1. I have two alarms set for the morning. The first one is a forwarning, a heads up to let me know that quickly approaching are the worst 15 minutes of my day. The second one is a kick in the stomach, I am aware of the physical and mental pain to come and force myself to reconcile with my not too distant future. I steady myself, pull it together and after a few minutes of debating whether or not I should call in, I hop out of bed and turn the bright over head light on - which in no way will let me slide back into my layers of comforter heaven.

2. Dinner is not dinner without dessert.

3. I really enjoy decorating. I believe I get this from my mom, she is a great decorator and I hope I will have the same talent has her :) It is something that I was looking foward to do when I moved into my apartment this fall, however within weeks I realized it was useless while living with two boys. "GIRLS RULE AND BOYS DROOL!".

4. In the past I have been guilty of flipping to the end of a book to read the conclusion. If and when this happens it is simply just evidence of a great storyline, one too good to wait for.

5. I use to be very shy, but finally came out of my shell in high school and am now the one you can sometimes find dancing on the bar or for that matter simba style while being held up in the air by massive basketball players (odd but true).

6. I have a lot of friends but few very close friends. Growing up I thought quantity mattered but as I have matured I have realized quality is what matters most. I choose to stay in touch with some and out of touch with others. Your friends say a lot about you and I am proud to say mine are the best, caring and most thoughtful people I know :)

7. I prefer tea to coffee. However, I rarely drink tea. Tea tasted best while drinking it with my grandfather.

8. I love the idea of doing nothing on a weekend but when it becomes a reality I quickly get a bit stir crazy.

9. Marriage scares me a bit.

10. I eat far more chocolate then I let on. I seriously eat or drink some form of chocolate probably everyday. AH now that is honesty for ya!

Ok so now I tag:

The Lavendar Lilly

Vineyard Vogue

Walking in Memphis

Stop and Stare

Sherlock's Stuff




Ops that was 8 wasn't it? Ah I am such a rebel

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Lazy Daisy

Winter blues have held me with a tight grip these past couple weeks but I am happy to say that I have finally sprung free and so far this week has been great! Granted it is only Tuesday buttt I am being optimistic :) Last week a few of my friends, including my mom, all lined up and did the unthinkable - weighed ourselves in front of one another! Well to be honest I waited until it was only my sister and I...
We then went on and measured oursevlves in all the necessary area's and called it a day; vowing to stay true to the competition we had submitted ourselves to (lose goal weight by June, winner takes home jack pot). Last week was our first week of dieting and exercise. Want to know what I said to that?
"HA I am going to go straight home every night and get into bed. I am then going to gorge myself with as much food as possible. I am going to eat ice cream as much as I want. I am not going to exercise. And I am going to do this everyday for the rest of the week."
And that is exactly what I did! It was so dreary and rainy and snowy and gross and blah blah blah - I can think of a hundred excuses for my unhealthy week. Yet, what is important is that this week I woke up with no excuses, only plans :) For one, I went to the grocery store last night and cooked up all healthy meals for the rest of the week. For two, I went and got a gym membership yesterday and am heading there right after work. FYI Power Fitness is a realllly cheap and great gym. $20 bucks a month, can't beat that! The sun finally decided to grace us with a bit of warmth and light the past couple days and I think I can safely thank mother nature for my renewed energy and spirit!

On another note, I just signed up to be part of a local "Wine and Dine" book club. I am so excited to meet some new people and get involved in something a bit out of the norm. However, we are trying to choose a book to read and can't come to any conclusions. This is the list I provided:
Josephine Tey, The Daughter of Time
Antonio Munoz, Sepharad
Ann-Marie MacDonald, Fall on Your Knees
Wally Lamb, The Hour I First Believed

Does anyone have any other suggestions?

At the moment I am reading, The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski.
I just started it and although it is written beautifully I have found the storyline to be a bit to0 subdued and uneventful for my liking. I believe the writer hoped for it to be more poetic then anything else and that it is. The story, so far, is about a young boy who is growing up on a farm. His dad is a dog breeder and much of the novel takes places in and around the crevices of not only the relationships formed on this farm but the farm itself; every leak and creak having a tale of its own. I have yet to get to the climax of the story but once I do I will let you know if it gets any better :)

Ok folks, I am off to brave the windy wicked weather that has swept into Boston this afternoon!
Have a lovely night :-)