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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Twenty Five

Because life is so hectic right now, this really is all I can muster up. This has been floating around on Facebook for a little while so I figured, why not - let me try a shot at this. Wouldn't ya know it took me almost 2 hours to get through.

25 Random Things About Me

1. I bake when I'm nervous, it calms me and makes me happy. In the middle of a crisis some people breakdown, throw things & scream. I bake cupcakes & chocolate chip cookies.
2. I have a weakness for handbags. As in, I tend to buy at least 2-3 a month. What can I say, I get tired of things very easily.
3. I used to be the nice girl but I've recently been told I'm not so nice anymore, thanks New York for making me jaded and neurotic.
4. I love cheesy country music, I think it's the southern girl in me.
5. I really wanna be a mom
6. I have a ridculous love for magazines. I just counted, I currently have 54 in my little (or should I say really big!) basket. That's last month and this month's issues (plus some weeklies thrown in for good measure).
7. I'm a sucker for boys with guitars. Seriously, no questions asked - I'm yours.
8. I hate moving, I would really be ok if I never moved again in my life.
9. I love kitchen gadgets
10. Home Goods is one of my favorite stores & may very well be the demise of my marriage.
11. Public Speaking freaks me out, I'm not shy at all when it comes to meeting new people - but if I have to talk in front of a lot of people at work or give a presentation I panic.
12. When I was in 1st grade I had a crush on a boy with short blonde hair. That "boy" ended up being a girl named April. She fooled me, because to this day when I think about her - I think she really, truly looked like a boy.
13. I am in love with my nephew. Like borderline obsession in love with him. Like I wanna squeeze his chubby cheeks and smother him in kisses every chance I get in love with him. He's only 3 weeks old, I can't wait until he can talk - I can teach him all sorts of fun things!
14. I never graduated college, it's probably the one thing in life I would do differently if I could. 15. I love my husband to the moon and beyond. He's my best friend.
16. I have an irrational fear of cotton balls. Don't ask me to explain, I really don't know where it came from.
17. Sober House (on vh1) is my new addiction (no pun intended). It makes me cry every time I watch it.
18. I'm always cold, even in the dead of summer.
19. I would die to spend one night with Jon Bon Jovi. Literally, keel over and die. I love that man so much.
20. General Hospital is my favorite guilty pleasure. I've been watching since I was 4, with my grandmom everyday when she took care of me. Brenda Barrett is my favorite tv character of all time and when she left the show, I refused to watch for two years. Eventually, I got over it.
21. I've been told I drive like I'm 80.
22. I'm only turning 30 this year but I'm terrified.
23. I push too hard and give too much. It's led to much heartache.
24. I love getting real, snail mail. Nothing makes me happier.
25. My dream is to retire and move to Virginia. On a little farm and perhaps a porch with a swing. I'm determined to make it happen someday.

Friday, January 16, 2009


I signed up to be interviewed by the lovely, talented miss brookem, and because I love a good q&a session, or if we're being honest a good TMI session here it goes.

1- What is something about you that doesn't get much airtime on your blog?
Probably my job. I don't really talk about it much, as this blog is semi anonymous, and I have a weird fear of ya know, loosing my job a la Dooce & not having any income. Which would lead to many bad things & that's not cool.

2- Would you rather win a free, all expense paid trip to any destination you choose, or a free shopping spree to your store(s) of choice?
I know this may come as shock to most of you, but I have never ever been on a plane - ever in my life. Shocking I know, but my idea of vacation is the Jersey Shore - which isn't great. It's actually downright sad. So I'd have to say all expensive paid trip to.....hmmmm - that's tough. Greece probably or Africa, or Australia or maybe Ireland. You know, because I'm not picky or anything.

3- What's your favorite way to unwind?
Magazines. I have a ridiculous obsession for all magazines. Gossip, Fashion, Home, Cooking - it's pretty bad actually. I think I've single handidly supported Conde Nast this year.
Me and the mailman have a love/hate relationship because of this. It's gotten to the point where he doesn't even try to fit them all in our eensy teenie box anymore. He just leaves them outside now.

4- Who is a musician that you are currently digging?
Oh my GOD there are so many!! This week, I've gone pretty old school - I've been listening to a lot of Third Eye Blind and Biggie - weird combo right? I think it's all those commericials for that new movie I've been seeing (Notorious) but I've been rocking out big time to B.I.G. (I didn't mean for that to sound as corny as it did, but I digress).
Also, Ray LaMontagne who I adore, Jack Johnson, Tristan Prettyman, Pink, Missy Higgins, Maroon 5 and Taylor Swift are some of my currents on constant repeat. And don't judge Taylor, I know she annoys a lot of people - but really you gotta give her props. I mean who writes a song about Tim McGraw? Love her.

5- What three words would you use to describe yourself?
Wow - this is really hard. It's only three words, but I'm stumped. I'm trying to think how my girlfriends would describe me.....
Emotional - for sure. I wear my heart on my sleeve - I cry over everything. I realize this may make me seem a tad unstable - I'm not (at least I don't think) but really I just like to cry.
I'm sappy. Commercials, movies, babies, songs - they all do it to me.

Unorganized - this isn't one of my finer traits, if only you saw my bedroom right now you would know why. It drives my husband crazy, it's a running joke around here if something goes missing, I moved it & if you wanna find it you have to think like I would. I'm trying - really I am. This is the year that's I'm gonna get better. Maybe. But don't hold your breath.

Loving - As emotional as I am, I'd like to think I love just as much - sometimes too much, which at times can be my downfall. I love with my whole heart, my whole self. It's gotten me hurt at times but I really wouldn't have it any other way.

So now that I spilled my deep dark (not really) secrets.... if you'd like to play along, just follow these instructions:
1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me."
2. I will respond by emailing you five questions. I get to pick the questions.
3. You will update your blog with the answers to the questions. Be sure you link back to the original post.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

Thursday, January 15, 2009


Today I feel:





Yep, that’s it – I said it Fat. Could be the fact that I haven't had my girlie friend in ummm 48 days (no I'm not preggo). Or could be the holidays, while amazing & wonderful & magical as they were, actually were my downfall this year. I gained 13 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Years. Ummm – 13 pounds. That’s a lot. 3 bags of sugar almost, 15 pounds of pototoes. Holy moly. Anyway, I’m trying to get it off. I worked hard last year changing my diet, excersizing (ok even if it was just a teeny bit) and I managed to take off almost a little over 30 pounds. A-freaking mazing right? Yeah. Then this thing happened, where I just sort of loss control – self control that is.

So one of my goals this year (and I’m not saying resolution because seriously, like most people I never stick to them!) is to loose a little more weight, stop eating things that are really not good for me. Drink more water, you know instead that evil diet soda – which they say doesn’t have any calories but it just can’t be good for you. I’m gonna do it, I’m gonna stop talking about it & really just do it. I’m going to be thirty this year & I know that if I don’t change the habits that I have now, in 10-20 years it may be too late.

So that’s my goal this year, oh and also to be a little more organized, more cost conscious, and not stress so much over silly things. Baby steps people.

Oh and speaking of baby steps. How about the cutest little baby EVER??? Be still my heart.

Thanks to this lady for her amazing photo abilities!

I love you more than.....

This is the most amazing website ever. Also, known as another reason why I will get absolutely nothing done at work this week. Sorry bosso.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

It's midnight and I'm still awake

That may not seem like a shocker to a lot of you, but if you really know me - you know I'm in bed by 9:00 most nights. Not only because I'm getting old but because ya know, I usually get up before the sun rises. Tonight though for some reason I just can't seem to unwind.
Last night - same thing.
Must be all the baby excitement, or the 2 weeks of vacay I just had - whatever it is though something's gotta give. I can hear my husband snoring all the way out here, and I keep thinking "my God he's loud." He sounds like a lawn mower. Maybe that's why I can't sleep.
Tonight we went up to the hospital when I got home, I didn't think we were going to make it - I had a few stops to make before I actually got home but we managed. My nephew is still the sweetest thing I've ever seen & right before we left he left a sweet present for us all. His first crappy diaper. Gross. Not looking forward to changing those things no matter how frickin cute he is. And ummm.....did I tell you he has red hair?? Just like my SIL and her hubby. Oh my word. I could eat him with a spoon! I still can't hold him or be super close to him because I have a nasty cold which if you would have told me that yesterday I would have probably cried in your lap - today, I'm a little better. Hopefully by this weekend I will be back to normal, no more cold!! Because I'm not sure how much more I can take.

And favorite of all.......a little smile for everyone.
Photo's courtesy of Michelle because she is well, pretty much a genius.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Baby, Baby, Baby

Holy moly......I've fallen hard.

My sweet nephew, just born a few hours ago. I don't think I'll ever be the same. Mamma was a trooper, Daddy didn't pass out (although he came close!)

Ian Gabriel, 6Lbs, 4OZ. Welcome to the world little guy.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Epic Fail - Part 2 Update

This is what bread is supposed to look like when you add water, which - funny I forgot to do on the first go round. This whole bread maker business is a lot more confusing than meets the eye.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Epic Fail

You see that? That was supposed to be this:

Unfortunately, it didn't really quite turn out that way. Today was my first (and maybe last!) attempt at making home made bread via my brand spanking new bread maker from the h. What did I do wrong? I followed all the directions, but apparently - I was missing something! My bread didn't even form. It came out of the bread machine looking like a crumbly mess! Does anyone have experience with bread makers? Any tips? Help!