live colorfully.

Robin Williams Joan Rivers Princess Diana Kate Spade These are the four celebrities whose death hit me like a ton of bricks. Ever since I got back from San Francisco (almost a year ago – WHAAT?), I said, to anyone who will listen, that as dramatic as it may sound, I felt Robin Williams’ spirit all through the city. I…

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martina is losing it #2

I know I insinuated that I’d be back soon with my favorite food/recipe blogs and weight loss updates. I also know that I said that going on three weeks ago. Either way, here I am, ready to share and update. No recipes though; I’m still tweaking the list. As of last Thursday, I am down 18.5 pounds! Two weigh-ins ago…

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martina is losing it #1

*taps glass with a knife* Listen up! I have an announcement. Hey! Phones down, eyes on me. I’ll make it quick. I JOINED WEIGHT WATCHERS (finally.) Now, that’s not to say that this blog is changing into anything resembling a healthy living/fitness blog. Not at all. I do, however, plan on using it for accountability and for posterity’s sake so…

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scratching the makeup itch

I don’t wear makeup to work much anymore. Lately, I’ve been getting the itch, but then I realize that I could put off getting out of bed for an extra 20 minutes if I don’t scratch it. I was trolling YouTube, as I do to live vicariously through people who don’t go to work looking like they were hit by…

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i wonder if i’ll get a badge for this.

Yesterday at work, I got a phone call from Margie Adams. Margie is 80 years old and lives in a suburb of Chicago. Her husband is 85 and blind. She’s got no daughters, just a few grandsons. She called looking for Cushion Grip, which is a high powered denture cream. Unfortunately, it has been discontinued and we have long since…

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lashing out

Orange juice & champagne Me & Harry Styles Kim & naked mirror selfies Some things are just better together. A few weeks ago I came home from work and found a package waiting for me. Due to a recent online shopping spree, my roommates weren’t entirely convinced that I had no idea where this box came from. Anyway, when I checked…

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ICYMI: that time I met Tom Hardy: #throwbackthursday

I’ve had a bit of a #hardyhangover since watching Dunkirk. I mean, that (pretty much) second to last scene on the beach, in the turtleneck – it just does something to a girl. Turns out Mr. Hardy and myself have a bit of history. I wrote this post 4 years ago, to celebrate the year anniversary of meeting Pillow Lips.…

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jawlines over storylines

I’ve been really catching up on my movie watching lately. Today’s much-delayed movie conversation is going to be about Dunkirk. My feelings were very love/hate. Loved: HARRY STYLES. Tom Hardy the cinematography the chiseled cheeks and strong jawlines Hated: everything else hate is a strong word. thoroughly disliked is more like it. I only watch war movies for the men…

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wonder(ful) woman

I finally,  finally got a chance to watch Wonder Woman last night and I have some thoughts. Spoilers ahead, maybe. I’d be v. surprised if I’m not the last person on earth to see this movie. did anyone else tear up during the first big fight scene between the women and the Germans? just me? cool. the whole girl power/girl boss (i…

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thursday thoughts: they’re all over the place.

It’s Thursday and I have thoughts. DEMI LOVATO the fact that I don’t look or sound remotely like her is rude, annoying and frankly, a little insulting. she’s just so pretty, her voice is amazing, she’s dated Wilmer Valderrama AND a Jonas brother (not the one I would pick, but either way). I would take a week of being Demi’s doppelganger.…

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