post blogtober list of things

It’s only been two days since blogtober finished and I already miss posting everyday. It’s just that I don’t know what to write about; how to proceed. It was great having those prompts everyday so I didn’t have to think of a topic. They were just there for me to shape them as I saw fit. The thing is, I don’t want to have a blog full of prompts. I want to write about something new and exciting every time I decide to post. Except that I am not new or exciting. For example, right now I’m stuck at work. It’s Sunday, so it’s quiet. As it was yesterday when I was here also. I have had a headache since I woke up this morning and I want to be home in bed watching the Girl Code marathon that I found just before I had to leave (of course). I don’t feel funny or entertaining; just cold and slightly annoyed. And a little bit bored hungry. You know, when you’re bored so you think it’s cool to eat everything in sight? Yea. I’m at that point.

However, being a Negative Nancy is worse than not writing at all, in my opinion, so I’ve decided to make a list of things. Things that I’m looking forward to, things that are making me happy at the moment. THINGS.

First and foremost, The Mindy Project comes back on Tuesday. hallelujah. I can’t wait. I probably shouldn’t admit the amount of withdrawal I went through for the past two weeks (because it’s embarrassing), but let me tell you, it wasn’t pretty. Anyway, Mindy and Danny are back and all is right with the (my) world. (and just to be really annoying about things: #fullseasonformindy – just in case that’s still a thing)


Speaking of comebacks, the paisans we all know and love are making a return to television! That’s right, kids – Growing Up Gotti is back!  Actually, A&E is doing a sort of “where are they now” special but still, I’ve waited almost 10 years for it. (again, saying too much) Is there hope for a new series or a DVD release? I sure hope so! (note: i am fully aware that i need a life. christmas is coming; maybe there will finally be one under the tree.)

i feel no guilt in this pleasure

The day before Halloween I found myself in Target. Before I knew what was happening, I had the new Taylor Swift CD in my cart. (#TS1989) Shortly thereafter, I was paying for the new Taylor Swift CD and taking it home. Must have been that Target Trance that we all know so well. I’m not the biggest Taylor Swift fan but I do enjoy some Harry Styles and any chance I get to hear about him what goes on behind his closed doors, I’m taking it. There’s been some speculation as to which songs are about him on this album. I’m not going to take any guesses but I could tell you two songs that I definitely hope are about him. Wildest Dreams and Out of the Woods. (i tried to include a video for wildest dreams here but youtube has been deleting the audio from them to protect the rights.rude. so if the video below doesn’t work try previewing them on itunes.)

After Target I wound up in Ulta, where I found a nail stamping kit from Essence. I’ve been looking for one for a while now because I can paint my nails but decorating them is another story. I finally got a chance to open the kit last night and play around with it. It’s a simple concept- paint the stencil and even out the paint, stamp the picture on the stamper, roll on to your nail, repeat. Tell me why I could not, for the life of me, get it to work. Anyway, I ordered some other stencil plates from Born Pretty Store and hopefully I’ll get my technique down before they come. If anyone has any experience with this stuff, let me in on your secrets in the comments!

I guess that’s the end of my list of things. I don’t even know how to sign off anymore. I most likely will not post tomorrow so “see you tomorrow” is out. Maybe I’ll just borrow from my aunt’s answering machine and leave it at:

Ciao for now!

Blogtober14 Day 15: favorite quote


How have ya beeeen, day 15?

Today’s prompt is “favorite quote and why”. I decided to make this post extremely visual because, as usual, I couldn’t choose just one and I found or made one of those word pictures (you’ll see what I mean) for each one of them. I don’t know how much explaining I’m going to be doing because it’s all going to come out like “I like this one because I like it.” I mean, I’m striving for the utmost in quality here and that’s not quality.

I’ll start with Plato because after looking through the other ones I’ve chosen, I feel like I should make myself look deep and introspective.


See, a word picture. Yea, I don’t know what they’re called either. Anyway, I love this quote and it’s something I’ve lived by for a while now. I always try to smile at people who I pass in the street or at work. You never know what’s going on in someone else’s life, no matter what kind of front they put on. Kindness is like strong perfume – a little of it goes a long way.


I’ve loved this quote for a while now. It puts things into perspective.

The next two are from my newest woman crush, Mindy Kaling/Lahiri. If you don’t watch The Mindy Project, you should start. It’s great and I love it and, while we’re at it, it needs a full third season so #fullseasonformindy.

Kate Spade, to me, exemplifies the woman that I want to be. When I think of her brand, I think of New York socialites running around the city without a care in the world. Her brand is fun, flirty and timeless. I’m not trying to suck up, but if it worked and if someone who has the power to hire over at Kate Spade corporate is reading this, HIRE ME PLEASE. Even if you need someone to staple papers together – I’ll do it! For a nice salary, great benefits, some perks (like a great employee discount), and quite frankly, my own desk, of course. Ehh, I’ll even settle for just the desk, salary and dental.

The next two aren’t from Kate Spade but they fit into that “I’m a carefree New York socialite” vibe.

And finally, a post about quotes wouldn’t be complete without Brooklyn’s own, The Notorious BIG.

I’m sure there’s more but I’ll end it for now. Check my instagram (@maaaartinaaaa) because I post these word pictures often. Will I ever figure out a name for these things?

Actually, two more because I felt like it.

Ok. I’m REALLY done now. See you tomorrow!


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