Wednesday, March 01, 2006

You know it's going to be a bad day when you get in to a fight with your Microsoft Outlook spell check.

True story.

I just screamed at my email - "I SAID IGNORE ALL!"

Looks like it's gonna be one hell of a day!

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

I wish there was a 1 million dollar RENT sing off, because I guarantee I would win.

So, RENT came out on video yesterday and of course I was watching it last night. A curious side affect of watching it alone in my home is that I sang and dance every word. Every. word. It was one hell of a performance. During intermission I talked to Hydee and we were trying to decide what our favorite RENT song is. It's a toughie. I'd love to hear from all of my readers (all 5 of you) on what your favorite song is. And please, don't tell me light my candle.

Lots O Love.

Monday, February 20, 2006

Mondays sure are a lot less painless if you have the day off. Sorry to all my peeps that had to work today. But Mara tells me that Corporate America did not have the day off today. So, I'm not so sorry for all of you peeps who worked today because you sure are getting paid a lot more than me! Unless of course you are a Social Worker at a Children's Hospital and you also had to work. Hi Hydee!

So you might ask, what did I do today?

Well here is a list of some of those things:

1. Woke up to music and coffee. Love my ipod. Love my coffeemaker with a timer. Love the timer. Love. love. love.

2. Went to Rite Aid and got a killer deal on papertowels. If you were at work then now your day is not looking so bad, do you have to scout out specials for household goods?

3. Sat down to watch one episode of Project Runway. One episode may or many hot have lead to four or five? Let me just say I really enjoyed it. It was a very entertaining show. I should have listened to my gal pal at work when she told me I should watch it. She was right. Here is one thing I am right about. If you are not watching Grey's Anatomy then you need to go to
www.netflix.com and rent the first season. You then need to find a way to pick up this seasons episodes. Saying it's an amazing show simply cheapens it. (No more excuses Melis.) But back to Project Runway. It does one really annoying thing. During every commercial break it says "Coming up on Project Runway." Listen, tv show, don't tell me what's coming up. Just give me less commercial and show me what is coming up! Another annoying tv thing. When a Network decides to cancel a tv show, and they just cancel it. I was totally in to Reunion and then BAM - Cancelled! Can they not just post a synopsis online? I mean, really!

4. Made dinner. Red Beans and Rice. And Brussel Sprouts. Red beans and rice were delish of course. I am really getting a great recipe down. And brussel sprouts, who the hell knew I liked them but they were also quite delightful! All in all, a very tasty meal!

This is just a piece of my day. Gotta get back to the Project Runway I dvr'd. Hope you all had a good one!

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Wow. You know you've seen one too many romantic comedies too many times when you can watch E's 50 Top Chick Flicks on 3x fast fast forward and have the ability to name every film.

I have a Sex and the City thing. I watch it every time it's on. Let's be honest, I tape it every time it's on. I have seen every episode at least umm 12 times. I know them so well that when I watch it on TBS or WB I know what has been edited out. These girls are my friends. I would say 3 out of every 7 things I say have the phrase "It's like when Carrie/Miranda/Samantha/Charlotte did.." I think they are a big part of the reason that I moved to New York. (Yes, I know that "they" are a group of fictional characters) Last night I was watching an episode and almost choked on my DDP. Carrie and Miranda were walking down my street, in front of my apartment. If I had only lived at my apartment 4 years ago... But let's be honest, if I had lived there I would have been out of town and missed it. I do have a bone to pick with my girls. There are a few things about New York that might have been left out of the show.

1. Laundry - Yes I have written about this before, but it just really is a pain in the ass
2. Groceries - The first time I went grocery shopping in New York I went, got my grocery cart, and was about to frolic down the aisles when I realized - how the hell am I going to get this all home?
3. Snowstorms after affect - It sure is pretty when its snowing, but about 6.4 hours after it is over things get GROSS.
4. Money - I actually work Monday - Friday, take the subway alot, bring my lunch, or get a salad and canned drink for $6.50 (to my NY friends isn't it funny how we all have the one salad place for lunch that we like when there are 20 almost identical places around) and I don't even have money for shoes from TJ Maxx.

But here's the thing about New York. Sometimes all I have to do is walk home from the subway to my apartment after a day of work and I am back in love. It sure helps if it is fifty degrees in February. New York really should be mad at me, because if its cold I have been heard saying that the weather is killing my soul. One good thing about the cold is the Winter Olympics. I have really been enjoying them. The key to my viewing pleasure is DVR. I start watching an hour after it is over so I can fastforward through the stuff and commercials I just don't dig. DVR has truly changed my life. It's really good. If you do not have it, you need to get it. Don't eat for a day. I promise it's worth it. Really, you won't be that hungry! But enough of that - on to my favorite part of the evening. Here are some questions I have been thinking about:


1. Kanye West. Where did he come from? I got his album (Thanks Mara!) and I'm looking at the song list and collaborators and its like a hit list of the hottest people in the music biz. I mean WTF? Where have I been?

2. I knew it was not my best work week when I got frustrated with my boss because I had not yet hit
www.people.com, www.perezhilton.com, or www.chase.com today. Who can feel me?

3. I was determined to make my dinner at home tonight. I had a boca burger that might have been in my freezer since I moved in, 2 pieces of bread (including an end piece because that was all I had!), and an okra tomato dish that I concocted. What is the most random dinner you have ever made?


4. No matter what. There is nothing like a bagel. I have seriously been craving an everything bagel with light cream cheese. What is the artform that makes up your ultimate bagel?

5. Who else is in love with The Flying Tomato? And if you don't know who that is, meet my friend Google and find out.


The weekend is here. And I get Monday off. Good times.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

I was just sitting on my stoop enjoying a perfect Sunday afternoon. The weather is incredibly warm for freaking February. As awesome as it is to be able to sit outside in a hoody and fleece vest, I think I would prefer a planet that will be around for a bit longer. Oy, I wish that I hadn't recently begun reading the news every day, it definitely makes the world a scarier place. But I digress...I was sitting on my stoop, watching the people that passed me by, and along comes a future New York bachelor. Our future bachelor is now seven years old and an only child. He has older parents that dote on his every whim. He has a jew fro and you can just see twenty years from now, that no woman will ever be perfect enough for him. Welcome to the world of New York dating! Ah, my fair city of New York. New York is such a crazy place. It can bring forth feelings of complete bipolarness. One day I can love, if the next day is laundry day, all bets are off. I have never appreciated gated apartment complexes so much in my life. Every time I have do to laundry in New York there is drama. Repeat: EVERY. TIME. Whether it's having to get all of my work pants dry cleaned and they do not pick up my order, or it's they are closed every time I need them to be open, or just whether they send my bag back that is knotted so complexly it takes me thirty minutes to figure out how to un do it, there is always some sort of new drama to be had. But then, all I have to do after I get the knot undone is look around at my surroundings. I live in an amazing apartment. In an beautiful building, filled with character and neighbors who I know and talk to! I am so lucky to live in such a lovely lovely home. Recently, I have been looking for ways that I can repay how lucky I am. I have become very involved with New York Cares. It is a great volunteer organization that does a variety of different community service around the 5 boroughs. You can pick whatever project you want to, and there is no commitment; you just sign up as you go. One of my favorite projects is one where we read to kids at a Public Housing development and then you do an arts and crafts project with them. The first time I went I was instructed to sit at a table and wait for the kids to bring a book to you. I looked around the room at all of the volunteers and we were all smiling and waiting for the kids to come in the room. 5:45 pm comes, and the kids rush in to the room. It's no shock that the hot blondes in the room were the first to get picked ;-) Go to www.nycares.org if you are interested and check it out. I was watching Full House Today and it can really teach you powerful things. So here is my Full House moment of the day. We should all do one thing for someone else/thing to show our appreciation of how lucky we are. It can be as little as holding the door open for someone, but let's rock out with our hearts out. (Man, you guys are dirty.) Hope everyone has a great day!

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

The other day I got totally bitch slapped by Friendster.

I wanted to see who had viewed my profile, (because as we all know the more times your profile has been viewed the better you are) so I went to click on the who's viewed your profile. Well, Friendster tells me that unless I allow people to see that I viewed them, then I can not see who has viewed me! Like I am going to let people see when I stalk them on Friendster! Please!

Melis says that I am the queen of questions. She's probably right. I firmly believe that it takes more than 20 questions to get to the bottom of things.

Here are the questions I'd like to ask the audience today.

1. For the past three years I have been doing my own taxes on www.turbotax.com. My financial situation is not so complex. Good or bad idea?

2. Why am I writing a blog? How do I not make it just a platform to give my friends shoutouts? (Hi Mara, Hydee, and KK!!)

3. What's for lunch today? (That is a very popular question of mine!)

4. Is it just me or is giving jewelry as a gift a bad idea?

I think that's it for now. Gotta get the work day started. After all, I have been here for over an hour so I suppose I should do some work.


Tuesday, January 24, 2006

I love it when I talk to my friend Rachel (who I talk to every day) and lets say I haven't talked to her in twoish days I say "I feel like I don't know you anymore." Rachel says that I am a problem because no boyfriend will every treat her the way I do. Let's hear it for your girlfriends! Here's a shout out to all my best ladies.

I feel like I am really lucky. I have so many incredible friends. Jacobs Camp in particular has really given me a diverse, loving family of friends. I have shared so many memories with these people. Their families continually open their homes and hearts to me and it truly shows me why my friends are such amazing people. Like a quote from one of my favorite musicals "Wicked" -

So much of me
Is made of what I learned from you
You'll be with me
Like a handprint on my heart
And now whatever way our stories end
I know you have re-written mine
By being my friend:

Here's to many many more memories. Love the drama, love it all!

***Editors Note - If you have not seen Wicked, you must get the soundtrack. NOW. I don't know if I can be friends with you if certain Wicked songs don't periodically go through your head.

***Editors Note # 2 - If Rent is your musical that periodically goes through your head then you are more than in the circle o' love.

;-)

I discovered something last night.

I have an entire drawer devoted to black lounge pants. Yes, and entire drawer. I live in New York City and I feel like I am constantly downsizing. So I decide that I need to evaluate the black pants drawer. Want to know what I discovered? Turns out I need them all. Every. last. pair. Sometimes you need a little warmth, sometimes you need a little less warmth, sometimes you are feeling a bit chubster, sometimes you are feeling a bit skinny, sometimes you are popping out to go to the store, sometimes you are lying around the house, and sometimes you just want another pair of cute black pants!