• blogging,  dating,  Life,  rant & ramble,  single gal speaks,  stoop tawk

    the dating game – bachelor # 1

    guys , i did a thing. my hair is fine. wonderful actually. i go to a bougie salon on long island now so if there’s one thing that’s right in my life, it’s my hair. if you’re new here – i’m single. very, very single. awkwardly single. paaaainfully single. got it? good. if you know me in real life you know that i believe in psychics and mediums and all of that stuff. so, if we put those two things together what do we have? no, not a problem. however – i paid someone to draw my soulmate. oh, i’m also a hopeless romantic. and then i quickly realized that…

  • blogging,  Life,  photography

    the ikea of photo canvases

    two posts, one month. get excited! (but not too excited because this isn’t THAT kind of post. no one’s getting chocolate ice cream.) anyway, if you’ve been here a while you’d know that every so often, my hard work is acknowledged when companies reach out and want me to write about them or their products. i made a (half assed) resolution last month that i would start exploring ways to actually get paid to write things. (post on that coming soon, maybe) i know that free merchandise is not the same as actual dollars but any time i can place an order and not have to pay for it, it’s…

  • blogging,  rant & ramble,  weight loss

    i shoveled snow today.

    i shoveled snow today. i shoveled a lot of snow today. i think the actual amount was a fuckton. it definitely felt like that much. before you say “yea, ok. and?” and click off, i have to explain. first of all – i loooooaaaaaatheeeeeeee the snow. second – we, in the new york tri -state area, just experienced a record setting blizzard. my area got about 15 inches, which i will admit, we’ve had worse. other areas got upwards of almost 3 feet. *gaaaaaag* however, 15 inches is over a foot and i don’t cope well with this. so why am i writing a whole post about me shoveling and…

  • blogging,  Life,  photo dump,  stoop tawk,  television

    2020: a recap

    don’t call it a comeback, i’ve been here for …. more than 10 days trying to get something posted. i’ve been trying to put together SOMETHING. ANYTHING. i mean, it’s been since august, FFS. either way, it’s christmas eve. i’m off from work. my gifts are wrapped and i have nothing else to do so i figured i’d start my 2020 recap post. because it will probably take me the literal rest of the year to finish it.   2020 was undeniably a shitstorm for everyone. but, if i could be frank, it wasn’t all that bad. life has a way of going on, even through the bad times. because you have to…

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    love this journey for [me]

    heyy giirrllll, it’s me, future you. we need to talk. nothing bad, don’t worry! i’m always one to scoff at writing a letter to my younger self because i didn’t know anything then and i surely don’t know anything now! and i barely know the meaning of coherent so who am i to be writing letters to anyone? however, i have things you need to know so listen up. less than a week after that picture was taken, you made the decision to join the program formerly known as Weight Watchers. it was one of the best decisions of your life, lebron. you jumped in, head first, as you usually…

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    i’m still here!

    well, hello you!  via GIPHY wow, even i didn’t realize how long it’s been. what’s funny is that i thought i’d be a blogging machine during this quarantine. turns out, when even less is going on in your life than usual, it’s hard to think up content. like, what is there to say? then there’s the fact that i have zero drive to do it. i think about it constantly but when it comes time to sit down and do it, there i am on the internet filling my carts on every clothing website with summer clothes that i probably won’t get to wear. or, it’s about to get reeeal…

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    just call me quarentina

    full disclosure: it took me a full 7 minutes to log in here because i forgot not only my password, but the email i use. this also led me to un-earthing a long forgotton, never posted blog/ blog post. either way, i’m here. and you’re here. in this quaran-weird time, where else would you be? edit: i don’t know why or how it happened, but this post went up on my asplashofmimosa.wordpress.com site instead of on here. i was wondering why i had not engagement. not that i have os much usually but i usually get a like or two thrown my way on twitter (thanks Dez!). i know nothing…

  • blogging,  dating,  stoop tawk

    stoop tawk: texting and its rules – a rant.

    fairly recently i reactivated my bumble account. changed my pictures, acknowledged that i should change up the text portion but ultimately said screw it, and started swiping. it took a while, but finally one stuck. i’ve been talking to him for just under two weeks. it’s been fun, sort of exciting, and frankly, a little frustrating. it’s not him. or, i don’t think it’s him. this post is not about him. it’s about the rules. the “don’t double text” and the “wait it out”, blah, blah, blah rules. i don’t have much experience with all of this. there’s a part of me that gets mad that at 32 years old,…

  • blogging,  christmas,  Life

    2019: in review

    it’s new years eve (well, it was when i started this) and i’ve been putting off writing this post for about a week. not for any reason except i’m lazy and i’ve been sick so staying up and paying attention has been hard. i love the idea of a new year. i tend to get a high on the hope that things are going to change. new adventures! new opportunities! then, by the second week of the year, i come off that high and reality sets in. since i have this blog – that i just now realized i missed its 6th birthday. holy shit. GET IT TOGETHER, MARTINA. YOU…

  • blogging,  weight loss

    martina is losing it #28 – talking turkey

    Even though Thanksgiving is over, let’s talk turkey, shall we? Last year was my first year on WW and also the first year that my mom decided to cater the meal, or most of it, anyway. We ordered from Boston Market and man do I love me those sides. I was hyper-aware of what I was eating and I’m pretty sure that I tracked the whole meal. This year, we catered, but not from Boston Market. This year our meal came from Fairway, which, sidenote: I fully recommend. Not so much the gravy, but everything else was great. This year was also different because I wound up making myself a…