oh, go google yourself!

We all do it. It’s perfectly natural. Some people do it daily, some only feel the need occasionally. Sometimes it’s great, sometimes a total disaster.

I’m talking about Googling yourself, ya pervs.

Every so often, after I’m finished stalking everyone I went to high school with, former flames new fiancees, and people who look vaguely familiar, I head over to the Google and type my name in.

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As Google loads, I’m always silently praying for a scandal. Not a huge one, just one like

Harry Styles rumored gal pal, Martina Cziraky, is seen leaving his NYC hotel looking comfortably rumpled. Martina is a [wildly successful] blogger from Brooklyn and has been quoted admitting she thinks about the kind of accent her and Harry’s children would have.

and this is why i shouldn’t have a blog. or be allowed on the internet.

10 out of 10 times, there isn’t a scandal. What comes up, you ask? A bunch of random crap.


I have so many questions. First, why doesn’t my Facebook page come up first? I’ve had and been active there for much longer than Twitter. Second, why is nothing in any kind of order? I haven’t used LinkedIn in I can’t tell you how long.


Luckily, the nice people at* sent me some tips on how to Google yourself. Let’s take a look and try again.


Ok. This time I’m going to type in my blog’s name. I’ve seen those message boards about the Youtube gurus and they are vicious. Let’s see if I’ve reached that stage of notoriety yet.

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again, disappointing.

I signed myself up for Google alerts so I’ll be ready for the tabloids and the catty message boards when they do pop up.

The good news is, according to Google, I am who I say I am. No catfishing here! The bad thing is, the deeper you search, the more embarrassing I become. Like the time I left an Amazon review on a DVD of a live action Snow White that I used to watch as a kid.


Not to mention the whole Myspace period.  let’s just not go there.

What comes up when you Google yourself?

*Reputation Management reached out and asked me to write this post. I am not being compensated. All searches are real because I can’t make this stuff up.





myspace (survey) monday

I was scrolling through my Bloglovin’ feed and came across this survey from my fellow survey lover, Jessie. I figured I’d do it also because, why not. They may be boring for you, but I love them! Let’s get started!

Guilty pleasure: I don’t have many, but Keeping Up with the Kardashians is a big one. The fact that I watch it is my best/worst kept secret, next to this blog.

Fave show to watch: Anything light. I love a good reality show. As far as series, I love Jane the Virgin, I miss season 1 & 2 of Gossip Girl because it pretty much went to shit after that, I think I want to start watching Younger, but I may hold off for a little while for when I have a full day to binge. If you have any recommendations for shows like these, send them my way!

Favorite healthy eats: I’ve been craving salads lately. My favorite is from a pizza place near my house, which probably isn’t the healthiest, but it’s a spinach salad with goat cheese, candied walnuts, blueberries and a raspberry vinegarette. Again, not the healthiest but so. freaking. good.

Favorite treat: Right now, I want a vanilla cone with rainbow sprinkles from the ice cream truck. In general, I love all treats.

What supplements do you take: None. I used to take 300mg of vitamin B1 because I heard (from a trusted physician) that if it builds up in your system, it becomes a natural bug repellant. It didn’t work that way for me, but I always pass on the info because bug bites suck. (pun not intended)


Workout love: I love to tell myself that I really should workout and that I have to start soon, does that count?

Celebrity crush: Harry Styles. (and 23168412368 others but Harry is my main man of the moment #MMOM)




Favorite thing in your makeup drawer: Colourpop errryythang. Specifically Alchemy, Shameless, Boy Band (duh) eyeshadows, Trap (matte), Dopey (satin) liquid lipsticks, Butterfly Beach highlighter – OMG THIS BABY NEEDS ITS OWN POST. IT’S LIKE AN ANGEL’S WINGS HAVE GRACED YOUR FACE. BUY IT. NOW!

Health or fitness tip you’d like to share: Just do it! Honestly, that quote that I’m seeing all over the place about starting today so that in a year you won’t wish you started today. I can’t tell you how many times I was going to start working out/wiring my jaw shut eating right for an event (and for myself but really, if you have to be in your friend’s/cousin’s/coworker’s/aunt’s/whoever’s wedding, make it worth the Facebook pictures.)and then I never did and how mad and disappointed in myself I was. if i had a dollar…

Where do you buy your workout clothes: I buy my loungewear at Target, Walmart, whatever store sells the most oversized shirt and comfiest elastic waist pants.

Ideal date night: Snagging one would be a change. I don’t know. I’d want him to plan something. Listen to what I like, read my blog (Central Park is always a winner). Can’t go wrong with dinner and cupcakes, though.

Nail color: Lately I haven’t had the desire to have anything on my nails which is not the norm. I’ll wear anything, especially glitter.


Wearing: Right now, my “workout” wear. An oversized shirt and my watermelon pajama shorts (this post is pre-written so as you’re reading this, I’m probably wearing something work appropriate.)

Favorite cocktail: Amaretto and cranberry juice – don’t knock it till you try it. I also love a good pina colada.

Favorite workout jam: Proud Mary always gets me pumped.

Bachelor or Bachelorette: Neither. That’s one reality show I won’t watch (sorry, Bach fans!)

Hidden talent: I really don’t think I have one. I would love one, though. I can do the Vulcan V on both hands and I could do a card bridge when I shuffle a deck but that’s about it.

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If you could vacation anywhere, where would you go: I say it all the time – anywhere and everywhere. Right now, I’m focusing on seeing more of what my country has to offer. (BECAUSE IT’S GREAT ALREADY. THANKYOUVERYMUCH.) But of course, I want to see Europe, Australia, Africa.. ugh. just let me win the Mega and I’m out of here.

If you do this survey, let me know in the comments or link me because I’d love to see your answers!

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blog reno- done!

Ok, so, the colors don’t totally match, and it’s still a bit rough around the edges, but my blog renovation is complete! I couldn’t choose a specific color scheme so I figured the rainbow watercolor would work. And I kept some glitter since it’s my favorite color. I like it and that’s what matters, right?

I’ll be on sometime during the week. I’m getting there, guys.

Tell me what you think! (unless you don’t like it. keep that to yourself.)

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two hundred

I didn’t plan on posting anything today because I’m too busy freaking out over this Winter Storm Jonas that’s barreling towards the Northeast as we speak. So much for a warm winter. Anyway, I signed on to WordPress and noticed that I had 199 published posts, making this my 200th!

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Two hundred posts in two years – not too shabby. Considering I seriously doubted this blog living to see it’s 6 month birthday. Maybe I am growing up, after all.

It’s officially snowing now so I have to crawl into bed and not come out until Spring. CAN WE HAVE A SNOWLESS WINTER JUST ONCE??


last post of 2015!

Last night I got an email from Jetpack/Wordpress with my 2015 overview for this blog. Since I shared it last year, I figured I’d share it again this year. It seems they’ve done it a bit differently this year and it won’t just show up in a new post, I’ll have to share the link.

Anyway, here it is if you’re interested!

Martina’s Blog Summary for 2015 That Isn’t That Much Different Than 2014, But It’s A New Year, Which Means Anything Is Possible

If I don’t get back here before the ball drops, I hope everyone has a happy, safe and healthy new year! You guys don’t know how much you truly mean to me (even though I say it all the time) and without you this blog would have probably been forgotten about a looong time ago.



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