Saturday, January 31, 2009

25 Random Things

Rosemarie tagged me for the 24 random things blog. So here goes....
Rules: Once you've been tagged, you are supposed to write 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about yourself. At the end, choose which friends you want to tag. Don't forget to tag the person who tagged you. And if you were tagged, it's because they want to know more about you!

#1. I looooooove spicy food. Seriously, the hotter the better!
#2. I have a strange obsession with Sharpie markers and Post-it Notes.
#3. I really love high thread count sheets. I don't sleep on anything lower than 400 count.
#4. I volunteer at a women's halfway house, but sometimes I think they help me more than I help them.
#5. My family is my life. Even though I live far away, I still love them more than life itself. I have the most amazing parents and sisters anyone could ask for. And my niece and nephew are the most wonderful things in my life.
#6. I am very picky about who my close friends are.
#7. I am an oxymoron in that I'm uber organized and meticulous, yet artsy and laid back. It's an odd combination I know ;)
#8. I have absolutely no desire to be rich and famous.
#9. I've been in love 4 times...a lot for my age. I don't regret a minute of it though because it made me who I am.
#10. My entire upper back is tattooed with a quote and design that I made myself.
#11. I'm a size 10 and I love my body.
#12. I rarely, if ever, eat breakfast food for breakfast. Ever since I was little I've preferred regular food for breakfast.
#13. I want to adopt someday.
#14. I don't believe in "the one".
#15. I want to live on the beach.
#16. I hate snow and cold weather with a passion.
#17. I don't know if I ever really want to get married.
#18. I collect swords and knives.
#19. I love wine, but I'm not a big drinker.
#20. I'm perfectly fine being by myself-in fact most of the time I prefer it.
#21. I'm addicted to shoes and purses.
#22. I'm addicted to love ; )
#23. When I was a little girl I would dress up as Nora Desmond (just watch really old episodes of the Carol Burnett Show and you'll understand) and act like her for the entire day when I was bored. I like to think I was being entertaining but probably just annoying lol.
#24. I often wish I was more optimistic.
#25. I feel that I am destined for great things.

I tag:
Semi-Desperate Housewife (a.k.a. my older sister)
A Balancing Act in Heels
An Undomesticated Newlywed

Friday, January 30, 2009

If you wanna be my gotta get with my friends

Remember that song? Ahh the Spice Girls. As annoying as this group is, they have a point. If a guy wants to be my boyfriend I would like them to be friends with my friends. Here's what's always been one of my biggest problems with Mike. He has absolutely no interest in hanging out with, or meeting my friends. Also, he doesn't have many friends here because he's new to town as well and works all the time. The whole time we were dating last year neither of us met any of the others friends or family. (Except for him meeting my parents when they helped move me in-which is the ONLY reason he met them. I don't like to do the whole "parents" thing early on.) It always bothered me, and we fought about it but he just said that since he doesn't drink he doesn't want to hang out with me and my friends when we're drinking. Let me clarify that I really don't drink that much so this always irritates me.

Anywhoooooo, the reason for my annoyance today is that #1. He never called me back last night because he had a work meeting or whatever #2. My work friends and I are going bowling tonight and I asked if he wanted to come and of course his answer was "That's not really my scene to be at a bowling alley with a bunch of drunk people. Let's hang out after." To which I replied, "Will you answer your phone if I call you when I'm done?" I then got the "you have an attitude" speech, we both got annoyed, and he said he'd call later.

Why is it that we're so compatible when we're alone, but he has no desire to meet my friends and even try to have fun? I'm a social girl, my friends are everything to me and especially the ones here because I have so few of them!

Why is it so hard??

Vegas Baby!

Meet Brian! One of my best friends in the world. Also a sort-of ex from college. We tried dating for a few weeks but realized we both talk to much to date each other : ) He lives in Cali right now for his job so thankfully when I can't sleep, like I couldn't AGAIN last night, it's never too late to call him for a heart to heart. We talked for about two hours about life and love and all that goes with it. He's soon to be 28, used to be in the Navy for a long time which is why he started college late. Neither of us feels anywhere near ready for marriage or kids right now and yet most of our mutual friends are either already married, or engaged, or have kids already. We think that it's best if we enjoy our single life and try to fill it with travel and fun (as much as our budgets will allow of course.) And.....we decided that if I get the transfer to Dallas, and he gets the transfer to Boston that he wants, we're gonna celebrate in Vegas for a long weekend with our friends. Now I have even more reason to want the transfer!!!! I feel like calling my boss and begging "Pretty please move me to Dallas!!!" but I don't think that would really go with the whole "professional" thing I have going on right now. I'm ready to strap on some cowboy boots and hit the road!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Head or Heart

Everyone's heard the saying "Think with your head, not your heart." Or vice versa. Everyone has a different opinion of which is right. Should it be a combination of both? One of my best friends and I were talking about relationships tonight. I'll give you a quick recap of her relationship and our friendship.

She and I met a few years ago through my old college roommate, then we worked together at a newspaper our last semester of college. She's definitely a "Charlotte" in personality type. Very proper and preppy, but with a great wild side and wonderful sense of humor. She and I bond over fashion and a drive for success in our careers. She and her boyfriend began dating 4 years ago when they worked together. He's a lot like my boyfriend in that it takes him forever to say I love you and he's a bit of a commitment phobe. It took her a year to get him to say I love you and another year to move in together. They now live in PA where she got transferred for work. He adores her and moved there to live with her. They're planning on getting engaged this year. Seems like the perfect relationship right? Two successful yuppies in their prime, in love, and ready to start their life together.

Then life happened. The stress of moving so far away from everything and everyone (sound familiar??) got to both of them. Now he's acting like he resents her for having to move, he hates the state and the fact that they're both having a hard time adjusting. Last night they had a huge fight- which, trust me, is a big deal for them- he said that she works so much and seems distant and he doesn't think she loves him. Basically he's acting like a needy insecure 16 yr old girl. My friend doesn't know what to do. She loves him, but she's stressed and tired and doesn't have time to coddle him all the time. So he told her if things stay that way he's going to leave. She was completely blindsided. She told me that she feels like her career and personal success is finally on track and she's really happy and proud of herself but now she feels guilty. Her head is telling her to let him work out his issues and be there for him without sacrificing her career, whether or not he stays. Her heart is telling her to work on her relationship, stop worrying about her career, and be there for the man she loves.

I told her to go with a combination of the two. Why is it so hard for successful women to have a successful relationship too? My boss also had a heart to heart with me about how her marriage is falling apart. How does this happen? She's in the same boat, just 30 years in the future and more successful. Ever since she got promoted her husband has turned into an angry, childish boy. She doesn't want the marriage to end because they have two kids to think about, so now she's started couple's therapy-which he won't go to with her. She doesn't know what to do either.

As I sit on my couch thinking about all of this I start to wonder, "Why is it so hard?" I'm finally in a place in my relationship with Mike where I feel comfortable and happy. I'm not worried about "us" anymore because I'm secure in my job, my life, my friendships, etc. If we end up together, great, if not...well I'm sure I'll find someone else. I don't mean that to sound callous but I don't believe in "the one". I wish I were more romantic, but it's just not realistic.

Which is better? Realistic or romantic? Head or heart?

Male Engagment Rings

I've been IMing with my friend/co-worker Jason, who lives in Atlanta. He's getting married in May, and I didn't find this out until I was in NY. We were talking today about how awkward he feels because he has to give the "I'm engaged" disclaimer whenever he meets a girl. I suggested a male engagement ring. Now, women have suggested this for years but it never caught on. Why not? I'm convinced it's because men want to be able to still play the field or at least flirt a lot without letting girls know they're engaged. It's so unfair! Women walk around with a ring on their hand that might as well be a flashing neon sign that says "Back off! I'm getting married!" (Although a lot of guys could care less if a woman is engaged.) I think we ladies need to start a petition and make guys wear engagement rings. Fair is fair gentlemen.


I just read Jana's post about standing in line behind a woman wearing socks with her high heels!!! This inspired me to make a list of my favorite fashion faux pas that happen all around me on a daily basis.
This first picture shows a crime committed by girls everywhere. low-rise pants + thong = plumber chic

This next one is particular favorite of mine. flip flops + socks = camel toe Why in God's name would you voluntarily wear this??????? It wouldn't even be comfortable would it??

This one is a classic. The muffin top. Now this woman isn't fat, but she has
chosen to wear clothes that are way too small, and a shirt that is way too short thinking it makes her look skinnier. Um no dear, it does not. Try pants that fit and shirt the actually covers your waist! It'll look like you've lost 10lb I swear!

Fur-lined boots, with a mini-skirt and a tank top. What's wrong with this picture? I'll tell you. While many teenage girls think this look is cute, it's not! You look ridiculous! If it's hot enough to wear a short skirt and tank top, you don't need freaking furry boots on your feet!!!

Ahh the tube top. What is there to say about this lovely creation? No support so your boobs just hang unless you wear a strapless bra, which, let's face it, the woman who wear tube tops are not likely to have on. The stomach shows, which can lead to the muffin top situation and/or the thong hanging out.

Oh Hilary.....ever since P.S. I love you I have loathed you. You stole almost 2 hours of my life with that crappy film. Now I'm getting my revenge! The see-through shirt with no bra. Tacky, Gross, Obvious, and Sad.

Eva, Eva, Eva. What were you thinking? First of all, the sequins and flowery crap on this dress are tacking enough but the colors? Why would you think that wearing a dress that basically cuts you in half with block colors that don't even match, looks good? If the dress was all red it could work, all pink and you would be a Barbie doll. Together? It just doesn't work.

This picture combines numerous no-no's. #1. Socks with sandals, #2. wearing clothes that look like pajamas, #3. Matching outfits-this should not be done unless you are 5 yr old twins , #4. Short shorts on a man. There are many more issues with this photo but I think I've said enough. They do look like cute little grandparents though. : )

This man demonstrates one of my least favorite "trends". Men in skinny jeans. Well, I don't particularly care for skinny jeans on women either but it's sooooo much worse on men. Doesn't it hurt your man bits to wear this??? Doesn't it bother you when people think you're a woman and have to do a double take when they realize you're a guy?? Have some pride, wear normal clothes.

Feel free to add any that you can think of : )


Good morning lovelies. I feel like I ate a brick last night. Seriously. Had the best meal ever but it was so so bad for me. We had a work meeting at one of my favorite expensive restaraunts "Seven". We started with two bottles of cabernet sauvignon, calimari, and crab cakes. Yummy... Then for the main course we had the Seven Filet, which is an 8oz filet topped with king crab and bolognese sauce. For the sides, which they serve family style for the whole table, were spicy hash browns with jalepenos and peppers, creamed spinach, and steamed mushrooms. Then for dessert, yes we got dessert, we had a vanilla bean creme brulee and this decadent bread pudding with a side of vanilla ice cream. Just writing about it makes me feel like my stomach will explode. In my defense I only had one bite of dessert and lots of spinach : )

Also, my boss told me last night that it's looking more and more like I'm going to be moving to DALLAS!!!!!!

Poor Mike had a terrible night. Without going into detail, there were major issues at work and he was in the office until 12:30. I would not want his job, his salary maybe, but not the job. Hopefully things clear up today so he isn't as stressed out.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Have you ever had one of those days?? All in all not a terrible day except I woke up too late to wash my hair so I had a gross ponytail for my meetings this morning. Then, as I'm driving home I realize that I got my period and better get home because I have no tampons on me. Literally as I'm pulling into my parking lot, I get pulled over for speeding. SERIOUSLY??? I get a female police officer so I thought, "I'm in luck! She'll understand my plight!" Unfortunately I think she may be going through menopause because as soon as I told her about my "situation" and why I was speeding a little to get down my street she simply glared, went back to her car and took freaking 10 minutes to print out my ticket. It was like she was purposefully trying to make me ruin my pants. Thanks officer nasty, and thanks mother nature. Now I have ruined my favorite dress pants and have a $120 ticket to pay, not to mention the fact that my car insurance will now go up. Awesome!

Monday, January 26, 2009

What Do Women Want

I have often wondered what attracts me to certain men and not others. I've never been attracted to the really hot guys, I find them nice to look at but I have no real attraction to them. I usually prefer the real manly-looking men. Russel Crowe is an example of my dream man ; ) Yet none of my boyfriends look anything like each other!! We'll go down the list:

1. The ex-fiance (that's a whole other story) He was half black, half white with gold eyes, literally they were gold colored.

The next short lived bf was pretty short, 5'6", with black hair and green eyes (he was a boxer and had great abs!)

The guy after that was very very short, I'm talking 5'3" short, blond and blue eyed

4. My next sort-of bf was very tall, thin, but built-he was a marine

5. Then there was Weston, the guy from Missouri that I met on Eharmony, he was 5'7", brown hair and eyes with a goatee and mustache

6. After him was Mr. Big, half Mexican half white, very tall but big and muscular. Tanned skin, jet black hair and eyes, very handsome

7. Then there was my friend Brian that I went on a few dates with, he was average height, black hair, blue eyes, big arms and lots of tattoos

8. Then the nice guy that I tried dating for like a minute. He was a body builder, blond and blue eyed

9. And then there was Mike : ) He's my ideal look for a guy; tall and muscular, brown hair and eyes, broad shoulders. He's not super hot in a conventional way but I love the way he looks.

So back to my original question, what attracts me to them? And what attracts them to me and not the girl next to me? Is it all about looks or is it a chemical reaction? One researcher thinks the colors women wear affect how a man feels about her:

Our research demonstrates a parallel in the way that human and nonhuman male primates respond to red," concluded the authors. "In doing so, our findings confirm what many women have long suspected and claimed – that men act like animals in the sexual realm. As much as men might like to think that they respond to women in a thoughtful, sophisticated manner, it appears that at least to some degree, their preferences and predilections are, in a word, primitive. ----Science Daily

I found this utterly hilarious. Even science can't come up with a better reason for why men act the way they do other than that they act like animals. Maybe they really can't help it...or maybe the researcher is also a man and feels validated in acting like an animal. Hmmm....

New Blog Design

Well I am very excited about two things.
#1 I have found a wonderful designer for my blog, check her out at Krizzy Designs
#2 She has commissioned me for paintings for her daughters' rooms in exchange!

The new blog design should be done by end of Feb. Yay!

Worst Blind Date Ever!

Ok since I haven't had any juicy stories about men lately I thought I would share a funny story from the past. This is about a blind date my older sister set me up on. I love her to death, but will never let her set me up again. This all happened about 3 years ago. It was summer, I was a conference for work and got a call from her. "There's this new guy I met and you'd love him! He's really hot and blah blah blah." I was intrigued. Usually, I am against blind dates but it had been a slow summer and I was bored. I asked my brother-in-law what he thought of the guy, thinking he would be straight with me. (Thanks a lot Jim!)

Let's fast forward a week or so later. I get a call from .. let's call him Jim-Bob because that suits him more than his real name. So Jim-Bob calls me to set up a date, he seems a little annoying on the phone but I chalked it up to nerves. We agreed to meet at a restaurant for dinner and drinks. He picked the place. I get there and the place has already closed. Sweet, way to plan ahead buddy. So he then suggests going accross the street TO THE BOWLING ALLEY. Umm seriously dude? Not happening. I suggest that we simply stop at the local Buffalo Wild Wings because I knew some of my friends were there and they could rescue me. By the way, Jim-Bob was totally not hot and had a very annoying voice.

We get to BWW and lo and behold my first bf was there! Now he and I "dated" for like a month when I was 15 and never even kissed but he's a sweety and I knew he would save me. We sat down at his table and I tried to get the point accross that I was not interested in Jim-Bob but he wouldn't take the hint and leave. I fake being tired and say my goodbyes only to have Jim-Bob follow me out. I say thanks for a lovely evening, etc. and tell him goodbye only to have creepo follow me home. He then has the balls to invite himself in to watch tv. I tell him no, I'm going to bed, and he insists that it's still early and we never got a chance to talk so he walks right in and turns on Law and Order. Seriously, are you kidding me? Does he think that this is going to turn into some couch time cuddling or what not? Too bad buddy, this girl is in no mood to put up with your shenanigans. I literally had to fake falling asleep within like ten minutes of him turning on the tv until finally AN HOUR LATER when the show was over he "woke me up" to tell me he was leaving. I was kind of rude at this point because I was pissed that he invited himself in and then sat there watching tv while I "slept". I said goodbye and pretty much shut the door in his face before he could ask for another date.

I was home this past Christmas and just my luck, ran into him TWICE. Mind you, it's a rather small town but it's not that small and I wasn't home that long at all. Gaaah. I pretended I didn't know him. Is that mean? Have any of you ever had a horrific blind date?

Sunday, January 25, 2009


Ok....I've sold one painting, put some on and now I'm thinking about trying to sell them on my blog. (scary) Anywhoooo..... one of my friends is great with computers so I'm going to see if he knows how to set up Paypal on my site. Not that I'm expecting any great sales : ) I am more than willing to do commissioned work to your specifications, so if you like my general style but want something a little different or with specific colors let me know! Just email me at

New Background

Well, I just spent an hour changing the background and font and colors of my blog over and over again.

On the sleep front....still not happening. What is going on? I worked out from 8:30-10 to wear myself out, then came home and took some Advil PM to calm the leg pain and put me to sleep. And yet here I am almost two hours later still not able to sleep. This is starting to get really annoying. Does anyone have this problem? What helps you? I've tried hot baths, relaxing "mood music" cds from Target made for sleep, hot tea, sleeping pills, wearing myself out, etc. Nothing seems to work! It seems that I can only fall asleep after a few hours laying on the couch watching tv until I finally pass out around 1 or 2 am. And I'm a girl that needs my 8 hours! Hope you all are having a lovely evening.

Saturday, January 24, 2009


A Balancing Act in Heels posted about this adorable giveaway and I though I would pass it along. Just go to This Site, leave a comment and let her know I sent you.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Losing Sleep

Well, another night not being able to go to sleep. For some reason the past few weeks it takes me forever to fall asleep. I even tried some Advil PM on the nights I worked out before bed and even that didn't help. Then all day I'm tired and just want to nap. I'm taking a supplement called Boost something or other that I got at my gym. It's supposed to increase metabolism and energy. It has given me more energy but then I'm still left with the problem of not sleeping much during the night. I've always been more of a night person, I feel that I think better at night. There's just something about the night, the dark, a few candles burning, the whole world is quiet for awhile. I just love it. Although I would also love to go to sleep right now.

Today I talked to my friend Dominique, she's from my hometown and we graduated from college together with the same double major. She's crazy and wonderful and I love her. She and her fiance live in Dallas and she's going nuts at the prospect of me moving there. She got me all excited about it. Now that I know Mike is willing to do long distance I want to move. I just still don't know what my boss is thinking. I'm pretty nervous about it to be honest. If I don't move I'm not going to make much money on my account because they're losing money and cutting back orders. If I do move I'll be taking over a new territory and will have to start all over in my job. Although I do love change, and I love warm weather and country music and horseback riding etc. Plus I would actually have a good friend already waiting for me! I have friends here but not the type that I would stay close with long term.

I'm just praying that I find out soon if I'm going or not. If I'm not I need to find a new cheaper apt. for when my lease is up; if I am going I need to start apt. hunting in Dallas. So much to think about! At least I don't have to stress about Mike anymore. I feel very at ease with where we are now. We're both on the same page, we want the same things, and we're taking it very slow.

AAH WHY CAN'T I SLEEP????? I even tried taking a relaxing bath and lighting candles, that usually does the trick and helps me get sleepy. Ok maybe if I turn off the computer and shut all the lights off it'll force me to go to sleep. We shall see. Goodnight my darlings, hope you all are sleeping well.

New Hair

Ok so it really wasn't a drastic change, but she cut off my split ends, thinned my hair, and gave me some layers.

Spring is coming!

Ok so it's not really coming that quickly, but I'm feeling the winter blues today and therefore am scouring the internet for cheap, fun things for the spring/summer. Enjoy!

This lovely violet swimsuit is at Target for a mere $34.99. I love love love the color and the style is very retro and cute, while sucking in any leftover holiday tummy (that I will hopefully lose before spring/summer)

These babies are from my favorite cheap shoe store Payless for only
$19.99 on sale. Not the cheapest thing at Payless but still quite a
bargain for these adorable wedges.

This cute umbrella is also from Target for $16.99. And for those of you
who are Sex and the City fans like me you will notice that both Carrie and
Charlotta carry this umbrella in the show. Yes I'm a dork, leave me alone.
I'm really into scarves lately and this one is silky and beautiful for a crisp
spring day. This is also from Target but it's out of stock at the moment.
This little number is on sale at Banana Republic for only $39.99! I love how flirty
it is without being over the top.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Hairstyle Ideas

Well I'm bored with my hair. What's new. Jana got a new hairdresser, which got me to thinking about my hair. I cut it last year into a short, chin length do that I thought was sexy and professional. Then I missed my long hair. Now it's slightly below shoulder length but I feel like it looks frumpy. I don't want it shorter but I want it to look sexier! Here are some photos of haircuts that I like, thoughts?

Man Update

Me and Mike in South Beach

Well, I haven't written about men for awhile because there really wasn't much to write. But I have an update! Mike (see previous posts: and I finally sat down and talked last night about us. I may be getting transferred to Dallas, TX soon and figured he and I better figure things out before I get the call to move.

Mike is not the best at talking about "feelings", typical man, so I wasn't sure how things would go when we actually talked about everything. We broke up in September and didn't speak for months until Thanksgiving. Since then we've seen each other twice and talked on the phone almost everyday. So we talked about things and agreed that we still love each other and don't want to see anyone else, but we still aren't sure if we're right for each other. But we decided to give it another try, take things slow and see where they go. If I get transferred then he'll fly to see me and fly me up to see him as much as possible and we'll go from there.

I'm happy, but cautious at the same time. I'm glad that we're on the same page and that we agreed to try again, but I'm going to work very hard-and so is he-to not have the same problems as before. My fingers are crossed : )

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

3rd post of the day

Yes, as you can tell I'm very bored today/tonight. There wasn't much work to do and my house is already clean and errands have been run (this was all done on Sunday). So here I sit, watching Sex and The City the movie, drinking my Diet Coke, and relaxing. I've decided to finally break and do a survey. I love myspace but the surveys get ridiculous and I swore not to ever do one. Boredom has caused me to change my mind. So here's my survey, if you like it, re-post it on your blog with your answers and leave me a comment so I can check it out.

1. If you could look like any celebrity, who would it be? Eva Mendez- but with darker hair

2. What car fits your personality the best? Audii TT Roadster in black

3. If you could only eat one thing for every meal what would it be? My homemade taco salad: fresh chopped romaine, black beans, corn, jalepenos, tomatoes, salsa, ranch dressing, crushed doritos (habanero flavor) and grilled chicken strips

4. If you could change your name, what would it be? Brooke

5. Dream city to live in? Paris

6. Would you rather be extremely rich or extremely happy? Both, but if I had to choose I would say extremely SO does not buy happiness. Although it does buy pretty things that make me happy ; )

7. Which character on Sex and the City is most like you? Samantha Jones, minus the whorish behavior ; )

8. What song describes your mood right now? "The Special Two" by Missy Higgins

9. Favorite decade in the last 100 years? The 70's

10. Favorite fashion tip? DRESS FOR YOUR BODY TYPE So many women think that whatever is in style looks in style on them. This is so not true. As an hourglass shape myself, I know that many of today's fashions will not look good on me (tears*) Conversely, some things that look good on me would look silly on a skinny girl with no curves.

11. If you wanted to dramatically change your hair, what color and style would you do? Vibrant red, down to the middle of my back with lots of wa

12. At what age did you finally feel like an adult? 21, it was a year of big things, two very serious relationships, a job offer, and lots of big decisions that only I could make for myself and my life.

13. If you're not married, at what age do you want to be married by? If you are married, at what age did you get married? I'm not married, 23 yrs old, and hope to be married by 26

14. Would rather be a singer or an actor? Singer

15. Should you think with your head more, or your heart? Heart, passion is what keeps us alive, keeps us pushing forward even when things get hard.

16. What do you do to cheer yourself up when you're depressed? Turn up fun music as loud as I can and clean my apartment. Clean house, clean mind. Plus the music makes me dance, which releases endorphins, which cheers me up : )

17. Best line in a movie? Carrie (Sex and the City the movie) "Honey, you shit your pants this year, maybe you're done."

18. Favorite holiday? Christmas, I love giving gifts

19. Would you rather be a leader or a follower? Leader

20. What makes people beautiful? Inner strength, confidence, compassion and love for other people

21. Favorite physical feature of yours? My eyes

22. Favorite physical feature on a man? Broad shoulders

23. If you could only have one child, would you rather have a girl or boy? (you don't need to answer if you already have kids, can't play favorites!) Girl

24. Favorite gift from the opposite sex? When a man is left speechless by the way you look and has a goofy grin on his face....better than diamonds ; )

25. What makes you feel pretty? Getting a good nights sleep

Favorite Things...a post in pictures

I have these in blue and green (see previous post:
My addiction
My current music obsession
Fav purses
Much better than Starbucks
My fuzzy white bathrobe
Sexy style, classic, beautiful
Yes I own every episode, the movie, the book, the kiss and tell behind the scenes book, and both soundtracks....don't pretend you don't love it as much as I do!
My spoiled rotten baby Reagan (not named after the president)
Cabernet fav wine
Beautiful stilettos ..... painful but sooo worth it!
My family
My lovely babies! (ok they're my sister's babies but whatever!)

President Obama

As I watch President Obama's Inauguration, I'm a little more hopeful than I was a few days ago... Now I know that politicians can talk a good game and not get anything done, but damn that man can give a good speech. Let's hope that this next year brings good things, the end of the war, and an improved economy. God bless America

Monday, January 19, 2009

Online Dating

Ok......I've had pretty darn good luck when it comes to online dating. Then I get messages like this:

How Beautiful You are In my mind As I see your loveliness For the first time I see a perfect sculpture Of heavenly features The Gods above Have bestowed upon you Dark lustrous Hair, Mysterious Eyes. Features Of a Goddess I wonder if the Gods Above In the court Of Zues Will become jealous If ever they knew My heart skipped a beat The moment I laid My eyes upon Their most prescious Creation. Your beautiful face Is an image That will dwell eternally Within my treasured thoughts Your sensuous beautiful eyes Stare deep into my soul Making me feel aglow Before your presence.

WTF!!!!! Umm I'm sorry am I in a mythological movie about a creepy dwarf, elves, and mystical creatures??

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Loaded Questions, Loaded Guns

impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it. impossible is not a fact. its an opinion. impossible is not a declaration. its a dare. impossible is potential. impossible is temporary. impossible is nothing. - Mohammad Ali

Ever watched The Departed? There's a great quote in it, "when you grow up they tell you, you can be a cop or a criminal. But when you're in front of a loaded gun does it matter?" Every since I was a little girl I always loved watching shows like Law and Order, old war movies, etc. Seeing as I was raised with two sisters, home schooled, grew up very conservative with a loving, and very non-violent : ) family.... what made me crave this type of entertainment? I often thought about becoming a cop, but decided that if I had a weapon and a license to use it I would end up killing the bad guys instead of arresting them.

As I grew older I began to love it even more. Movies and shows about cops, about the bad guys getting what they deserve. Then I start dating a bad guy. What happened there? Was it a subconscious decision I made, hoping I could "get the bad guy"? Well, needless to say, after many things that don't need to be mentioned, I was single again. I date a few nice guys, get bored and then find someone who I love and loathe at the same time. Confident and cocky, I've done the background work and know he's a prick. His whole family are cops, the kind of cops who will beat the crap out of someone who looks at them crosswise. He's a white collar worker, very professional, but loves a good fight. He lets hockey be his outlet. At one point when we were dating I got a call that he and some buddies were fighting and he was freaking out because his friend knocked a guy over the head and thought he really hurt the guy. He wanted me to let him hide at my house while his uncle that was on duty took care of it. I laughed at him and called 911. That was the breaking point of our relationship. Months later we ran into each other and talked about it. He said he could never trust me because of that incident, that he and his family didn't rat and couldn't date someone that did. I laughed at him again and told him to stop acting like he was on the Sopranos and grow up. He asked what I would do if we were married and I found out he was in the mob, I told him I'd be an informant and send him to prison.

What is it in me that's drawn to these men and repulsed by them at the same time? Most women love the bad boys, but I seem drawn to ones that get away with it. I want to be the one that makes them pay for it. Today I was cleaning the house and watched "american gangster", "the departed", and "righteous kill". All movies about the bad guys getting what they deserve. Righteous Kills was a perfect example of what I would do if I were a cop. Bad guys get away with stuff they get what they deserve.

Don't you ever miss the old days when a good guy could kill a bad guy and everyone would applaud? When politics didn't play a part of it, when technicalities didn't let child molesters out of prison after 2 years? I'm not sure what put me in this mood tonight but let's just call this righteous anger. Anger that I live in a country that's going down the tubes, a country where thousands of soldiers and civilians die for what? So that 7 freaking years after 9/11 we're still trying to prove what a big bad country we are? Our country is on its way down. I'm about ready to jump ship and change countries. This politically correct piece of crap country can kiss my ass (sorry mom)

Sorry but I'm no longer going to call myself a patriot, loyal to good ol US of A. And it has nothing to do with our new president, I wish him the best of luck in salvaging our economy. I hope to God he can fix this economy before I decide to move to Australia or something.

Hmm...this is an interesting night. Here's a question, if you knew the person in front of you was going to kill an innocent person tomorrow would you be able to kill them? I wouldn't even bat an eyelash, is that bad?

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Pics of the trip

Hard to see but that's me playing piano at Don't Tell Mammas and my friend Jason is singing along

Time Square...through the window of a cab

Jess, Brandy, and I

Trent and me (He's the other account manager for our client)

Me with Doc and Al from McSorley's

Our booth at the NRF tradeshow

My boss at McSorley's....gotta love her : )
Adorable old Irish bartender at some pub on 46th

We drank on the snow covered rooftop of the Peninsula, the bartenders (below) let us out there : )
Bartenders from the Peninsula on Sat drinks all night and they had great accents. The one on the left was from Italy and the one on the right from Ireland.

Me and Brandy(my friend from PA)