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Happy Labor Day, my friends! Speaking of labor, I have gotten through my first week of work and my new job unscathed, just in time for a nice Monday off. pro tip: start a new job as close to a holiday as possible, it really helps ease you in to the position.

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a survey but, thanks to Mallory over at Mallory Can’t Even, I have one for you today! So everyone click over to her blog and say thank you. It’s the polite thing to do.

1. In baseball, each player gets a “walk up song” that plays on his way up to the plate. What song would you pick?

Well, it definitely wouldn’t be Put Me in Coach. It would have to be something distracting so that no one notices me sneaking away from the plate.

2. What’s the best thing that happened to you last weekend?

Since today is *technically* still the weekend, I’ll talk about the weekend that has already fully passed, which was my cousin’s bachelorette weekend in Ocean City, Maryland. We drove alot, we laughed alot, and, most importantly, we laughed ALOT. It was a really good time.

3. If you could have a starring role in any film already made, which movie would you pick?

I would take Reese Witherspoon’s character in This Means War so that I could change the ending and have her choose Tom Hardy over that foot head.. I mean Chris Pine.

4. What actor/actress would you have play you in a movie of your life?

If we’re going with a very loosely based version where what I really look like doesn’t matter, then Anna Kendrick. If we’re going with a truer to life version, where what I look like plays an integral part to the story, then Chrissy Metz (from This Is Us).

5. What is your favorite quote?

I don’t have just one, but the only one I can think of at this very moment is my instagram quote which is “she who leaves a trail of glitter is never forgotten.” I like it because, figuratively, the glitter could be anything. A warm smile, a positive thought, what have you. Literally, I would be the one to trail glitter through your home and every time you saw a small sparkle for the next 25 years, you’d be like “this bitch.” Case in point: I’m still hearing about how I stuffed my sweet 16 invitation envelopes with confetti and how big of a mess it was. *eyeroll*

7. What was your first concert?

Backstreet Boys 2010, Hammerstein Ballroom (best night ever)

7. What Internet website do you visit the most?

I’m going to say Facebook or maybe Youtube

8. Which of Snow White’s 7 dwarfs describes you the best and why?

I think I’m a mix of the seven, it just depends on the day. Sometimes it depends on the time of day.

9. If you were on death row, what would your last meal be?

Oh God, don’t do this to me. I would need so much, they’d probably have to start my last meal a week before the execution. My mom/grandma’s eggplant, pizza from L&B, a hot fudge and caramel sundae, roast beef and cheese, corn nuggets and an orangeade from Roll N Roaster, mozzarella sticks, the chocolate chip cookies and ice cold vanilla milk from Emeril’s Delmonicos, clam chowder in a sourdough bread bowl, THE LIST IS ENDLESS.

10. What is the background of your computer?

11. What is a TV show/movie/book from your childhood that you remember, but no one else does when you bring it up in conversation?

Literally almost everything from my childhood. I was a peculiar child, I guess. Anything from the Disney channel so, The Torkelsons and it’s spin off Almost Home, Flash Forward, Ready or Not, Even Stevens. Some of the shows from Nickelodeon like Wild and Crazy Kids or What Would You Do. As far as movies, Shelley Duvall’s Faerie Tale Theater (please, PLEASE tell me someone else watched these), Canon Tales fairy tales – Snow White and Sleeping Beauty in particular. The (animated) Flintstone movies where Pebbles and Bam Bam get married and have children, The Worst Witch movie. I’m telling you, I was a little off kilter.

And there you have it. Have a great, relaxing day off!

wanna go for cawfee?

I was going to do a regular “I’m alive, just lazy” posts but then I saw a coffee date post and I figured that would be more fun than just me saying how busy I am except we all know that’s a lie.

So, wanna go for cawfee?

If we went for coffee, I’d need you to leave judgment at the door. I mean, if we hang out in general, you shouldn’t bring it with you either, but more so if we’re doing coffee because I hate small talk so if something is bothering me, I’m jumping right in. Because of this, I need to know that I can say what I need to say and you’ll answer/give me advice and then we’ll move on. You won’t go home and call all your friends and tell them that I’ve lost my mind.

That being said, if we went for coffee, I’d tell you that I was disappointed in the Impractical Jokers Nitro Circus Live Finale. I’d also say that I really like that show and how I’m already counting down to February when it comes back for season 6. I’d also tell you about my big, stupid, multiple heart eye emoji crush on Sal, i mean if you haven’t guessed from reading my last few posts. And how I’m still not totally over not meeting him at the comedy show last month. See why I need you to leave your judgment at the door?

I’d complain that this is why I’m single, forgetting momentarily that I’m not alone in that boat. I’d whine that all I want right now is someone to get excited over and for that person to get excited over me. Then I’d probably get self-conscience and change the subject.

We’d figure out what TV shows we have in common and then dissect them. Like, what the heck is going on with The Mindy Project? Did Danny even really exist? Where did he go? And how good is This Is Us? I know, amazing.

I’d ask if it was just me or is the Christmas push a little ridiculous this year? Hallmark started their all-Christmas movies, all the time before Halloween, Sirius already turned the Love station to Holly, the (sad) commercials are coming back. Did I miss something? I love Christmas, but pretty soon we’ll be decking the halls in August, if not sooner.

Speaking of Christmas, the holiday section at Target has the prettiest/cutest wrapping paper. I’d tell you how I want to buy all of it but in actuality, I’m probably getting everyone on my list gift cards.

I’d tell you how obsessed I am with this song.

I’d tell you how I can’t wait until Bruno Mars’ album comes out on November 18th.

I’d tell you how I’ve been feeling uninspired and blah lately. Blog wise and in general. I’d shrug my shoulders and tell you I’ll get through it because I will.

I’d probably have something to say about one or both of my jobs. Because that’s what you do with friends over coffee so, when in Rome.

I’d tell you I’m in the market for a new winter coat but am in denial that it will ever get cold enough for me to wear one. I’d also tell you that I need to go clothes shopping in the worst way. i need clothes, stat.

We’d talk about how Facebook has become a flaming heap of shit because of this mockery of an election. I cannot wait until it’s over on Tuesday. Then the fun starts with the finger pointing and the “told you so’s” from both sides. because that’s always fun.

You would probably tell me to get a grip.

Thanks for the cawfee tawk!

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single gal speaks: feeling down

Hi friends! Long time no speak. That’s what I get for tooting my own horn about posting three times in one week. I’m here today with a post that’s been a long time coming (long time= about a week). I just didn’t know how to start it, what to say in it or what direction to go in. I’m still a little unsure, which is why I’m going to write it and post it, even if it’s still the weekend and I don’t like to post on the weekend. I’m not one to show my vulnerable side, on the internet or in real life, but here we are.

Remember how in on of my recent posts I talked about the universe sending me signs and then not following up on them? Particularly about my love life? Yea, well it’s been really getting to me lately. Like, really dragging me down.

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Sometimes I feel like finding love is just not in my cards. I mean, I guess every single 29-year-old girl who has been to weddings of two of her oldest friends exactly two months apart from each other, one of which she officiated, and who is gearing up for her younger cousin’s wedding next year feels this way, right? Naturally. I just feel like no matter what I do I come up empty. I know they say that it will come when I least expect it. Let me say right now, my expectations are so low I should be beating the boys off with a stick. The reality is, I’d probably have to change my name to something like Football to get a guy to even look my way.

I’m not even being dramatic.

Ok, maybe a little.(not really). But I know my reality. I know what I bring to the table and I’m still sitting alone. Normally I’m OK with it; I enjoy sitting alone, but lately it’s getting old when I see my table full of nice things, yet have no one to share them with. Or worse,to be at a table for one in a room full of tables for two.

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I was talking about this with my cousin recently and she said to me, “you know, everybody says how hard guys are to understand. They aren’t. If they’re interested, they’ll go for it. If they aren’t, they won’t. Simple as that.” OK, but what you’re telling me is that no guy has been interested in me enough to make a move. I know she didn’t mean it this way, but, in my sad, irrational at the moment brain, that’s how I’m taking it.

I just don’t get it. I’m not saying I’m perfect (faaaar from it) but I know my good points and I don’t understand why I can’t get anyone to care enough to want to get to know them too. I have my hang-ups, like everyone else. My biggest one is probably my body. That’s a whole post that will probably never get written. Case in point – I changed my profile picture on Facebook on Friday. Currently, it is one of my most liked photos on Facebook, sitting pretty at 30 likes, 2 loves and about 5 comments. All of those likes, loves and comments were from women except for two. One was from my very gay (and faaaabuloussss!) makeup artist friend and the other was from a very married man. So, either most of the men on my Facebook are secretly smitten with me and are too shy to hit the like or comment button, or all of the women who liked it are just blowing hot air up my skirt. Again, I know my head is not in the right, rational place lately but still.

I’m casually using a dating website. I go on, check my messages, look through my matches, maybe send out a “trying not to be a creep but totally coming off as one because flirting is hard for me” kind of message, and then signing off. And yes, I do make the first move on these sites. Why? Because if I didn’t all I’d get are messages from guys that I’m not at all interested in. Is it so much to ask that if you message me, your profile is filled out with some sort of thought behind it? Maybe has correct spelling and grammar? i know, i’m a monster.

I know in order to meet people you have to put yourself out there but I feel like, although I’m not a hermit, the bar scene is not my scene. I want to join in on things that I’m interested in but I feel like I have no time. Yet in actuality, I’m sure I can find the time. I’m also extremely shy when I’m around new people so that’s a problem. Especially since I’d want to fly solo and not drag a friend along. My friends are supportive in what I like to do but they aren’t passionate in my passions the way I am. does this even make sense? shoot me.

I don’t know where this post is going because I have so much more to say but I don’t know how to articulate it because it’s getting late (#weekendjobproblems) I’m getting kind embarrassed so I’ll end it here. Sorry for the Debbie Downer post. Thanks to those who stuck it out. I’m sure I’ll be back to my normal self soon enough. I’ve already got my eye on some surveys that I’d like to fill out. See? I’m already on the rebound.

I know I’m not the only one to feel this way. How do you get over/through it?

Thanks again (so much!)

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yea, another one.

Let me just apologize from now that this post is another survey one. I’m struggling, guys. I know I should be writing what I think but, lately, I feel like I have not one original thought in my pretty little head. Bear with me (uhhh-gan). I have a few busy weekends coming up so things will get better. Or they should. god i hope so.

Anyway, I was going through my Bloglovin’ feed and I saw this post from Jessie at Just Jessie. I figured, who am I to pass up a good survey? Let’s get started!

One. Favorite food?
All of it.

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Two. You’ve been handed two free round-trip tickets…who are you taking and where are you going?
I think about this a lot, too much, probably. I want to go to Europe in the WORST WAY. But I also want to go to California and Canada and EVERYWHERE. No matter where I go, I’d probably take my mom so that she could pay for things. I mean, if I finagled the tickets, she could buy me dinner in Italy.

Three. Flip flops or high heels?
I just want shoes that don’t make my feet hurt. So far, nothing has fit the bill.

Four. Would you rather have a perfect bum, or a flawless face?
I never had a problem with my face minus the occasional breakout. That being said, I’m still going to go with flawless face as long as it doesn’t mean I’d get to keep the bum I have now. It’s not perfect, but it’s better than nothing. i make no sense at all. whatever.

Five. What shows are you ashamed to admit are on your DVR?
I’m not ashamed of anything I watch on TV but since I’m a team player, I’ll admit that I taped Babes in Toyland (the good one with Drew Barrymore) a few Christmases ago and set it to “Save Until I Delete”.

Six. What’s your ringtone?
I have a Samsung Galaxy but I downloaded the iPhone ringer. My text tone is the AOL instant messenger sound. my coolness knows no bounds.

Seven. Favorite places to shop … for me!
Just get me an American Express gift card or cash.

Eight. Standard coffee order?
From Dunkin Donuts it’s usually either an iced coffee with cream, an iced caramel latte with cream (yes, I know it’s going to be light. i’ll live.), an iced hazelnut swirl with (you guessed it) cream or an apple cider – if it would ever come back. From Starbucks it’s usually a hazelnut frappuccino, a vanilla macchiato, a passion tea lemonade or a vanilla bean frappuccino.

Nine. Road trip must have snacks?
I usually just walk into 7-11 or Wawa, open my tote bag and Supermarket Sweep the shit out of the candy aisle store.

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Ten. DIY or hire it out?
Hire!

Eleven. What was your first car, and did you name it?
I drive my mom’s Kia. I named her Kelly.

Twelve. Top 5 TV shows.
Oh, don’t do this to me.
1. The Mindy Project
2. TGIT minus Scandal
3. Almost any of the reality shows on TLC and Lifetime.
4. Jane the Virgin
5. Dancing with the Stars
6. Almost anything on HGTV, DIY and The Food Network.
7. QVC

Thirteen. Favorite Book?
I love to read but I don’t have a favorite book. I have a goodreads that you should follow/friend. Fair warning: Like with my television viewing, I am not ashamed that the books I read don’t require much thinking.

Fourteen. Favorite form of exercise?
Clearly, I haven’t found it yet.

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Fifteen. How tall are you?
I’m going to go with 5’2.

Sixteen. Do you try something new at restaurants or stick to your favorites?
I usually try something new unless I’ve been to the restaurant before and/or I am craving something specific.

Seventeen. What would you request for your last supper?
I recently read a story about why Texas doesn’t give death row inmates a last meal choice anymore. Apparently, the last guy to have a say in his last meal ordered, like, everything he could have thought of and then didn’t eat a bite. you know what they say about that one bad apple… Anyway, that would be me except I’d probably eat it all. I mean, last meal EVER? It could take days.

Eighteen. One make-up item you can’t live without?
Lipstick.

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Nineteen. Will you leave the house without makeup?
More than I probably should.

Twenty. What’s on your night stand?
SO. MUCH. SHIT.

Twenty-one. Have you ever been hospitalized, and if so, what for?
Nope.

Twenty-two. You just unloaded your Halloween haul…what candy do you go for first?
REESES. or anything full sized.

Twenty-three. One thing motherhood has taught you.
I’m not a mother, but knowing my own, I’ve got big shoes to fill.

Twenty-four. Do you have any siblings, and if so, where are you in the birth order?
I joke that I have an older sister who is a real bitch and refuses to come around, but in actuality, I’m all byyyy myyyyseelllfff.

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Twenty-five. What do you eat for breakfast?
Usually a bagel. Sometimes a bacon,egg and cheese on a bagel with an iced coffee. If I’m feeling really fancy, I’ll get it from the diner. what’s up with all the food questions?

Twenty-six. Music that reminds you of high school.
I have a whole Spotify playlist dedicated to high school. By the way, my reunion is on Saturday. Excuse me while I cry in a corner.

Twenty-seven. If you could live anywhere in the world other than your current city, where?
Watch me jump through this loophole. My current city is Brooklyn. I would love to live in New York City (Manhattan), preferably the Upper East Side. Therefore, I would get to stay in the five boroughs; it’s the best of both worlds! Playing fair, I’d have to say whatever city Father of the Bride was shot in. Or in one of those big, charming neighborhoods/homes in the South.

Twenty-eight. Tell us something about you we might not know.

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I never know what to say. I’m an open book.

Twenty-nine. Websites you read/browse (besides blogs)
YouTube, Facebook, Twitter. I’m also a big link-clicker so I’m really all over the place.

Thirty. Morning person or night owl?
I’m an all day kind of person. I don’t mind being up early and I like staying up late.

Thirty-one. What’s your best feature?
My eyes. Also, my sparkling personality, winning sense of humor and my ability to quote movies on a whim.

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Thirty-two. What would you do for a living if you didn’t need money?
Fill my days with fun things and go on adventures so that I’d have something to put on this blog besides surveys. I mean, I love them but, really.

Thirty-three. Finish this sentence: Every room needs….
A smart TV, a bed, a laptop and room service. And a window.

Thirty-four. How frequently do you wash your hair? Do you have any hair secrets or tricks?
I probably should wash it everyday because the oil situation is real. I usually wash it every other day, depending on what’s going on.

OK. We’ve come to the end. I’m trying to put together a Friday favorites post, since I haven’t done one in a while and since I bought the cutest sheets the other day. Other than that, I’ll see what I can do. I apologize if this was boring. I’ve been reading posts from the bloggers whose writing I admire, trying to figure out how to make things interesting. Like, Heather from Dooce wrote about making a phone call and it was great. A PHONE CALL. Now that’s talent. I’ll get there. Things will get interesting. If I keep saying it, it will happen, right? Putting things out to the universe or something.

What’s going on with you guys? If you want to do this survey, feel free! Let me know so I can read your answers!

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Blogtober14 Day 30: 15 facts about me

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Day 30.. One more day!

Today’s prompt asks for some facts about me. It doesn’t specify how many, which might cause a problem because I feel like once I get started I won’t be able to stop. So I’ll put a cap of 15 on this one. When I was thinking about what to write I had a whole list of things and I, of course, didn’t write them down. This seems to be a trend with this blog.

Here we go:

  1. i don’t know how to ride a bike – my parents tried so hard to make this happen, but it didn’t. neither did learning how to rollerblade/skate, ride a scooter, or swim. but I can drive so i feel like i’ve won.
  2. HATE turkeys. they’re ugly and mean looking and scary. i really don’t like any birds, but turkeys are the worst. in third grade we went on a class trip to a farm and they let us in the turkey pen and the terrors were chasing and biting us. that night i didn’t sleep because i was convinced one was under my blankets. gross.
  3. watching youtube videos and painting my nails are how i unwind.
  4. if i never had to wear shoes i’d be the happiest person ever. i have really bad feet/ankles that are never comfortable in anything.
  5. I was on a bowling league with my cousin when we were little. We won second place in the bumper division. At the end of the summer, when the awards were handed out, I had to go to the bathroom and missed the whole thing.263_505586603967_3398_n
  6. i have a very thick brooklyn accent. sometimes people make fun of it and i pretend to be offended, but i really don’t mind. i actually like my accent.
  7. Miracle on 34th Street (the new one) is my most favorite Christmas movie – ever. it just feels magical.giphy
  8. my nicknames include: mar, tee, tina, mark ween, tinabena, weenie. but only certain people call me them. i usually just go by martina.
  9. i made it to level 8 (?, 11? whatever the highest one was) in spanish. i’m not fluent at all, but i could understand some if i really concentrated. i wish i were fluent in italian.
  10. i love to watch people write. that may sound weird, but when you think about it, everyone basically holds a pen the same way, yet everyone’s outcome is totally different.
  11. i am a deep sleeper. house alarms don’t wake me, talking doesn’t wake me; once i’m out, i’m OUT. however, put a cooing dove or a rascally squirrel on my air conditioner and i’m up like a rocket.
  12. my favorite flowers are daisies, orchids, and stephanodous. my least favorite (although, if they were sent to me i wouldn’t turn them away), are roses and regular carnations.
  13. i’ve said before that my all time favorite bands are backstreet boys and one direction,buti’m not limited to just them.i’ll listen to just about anything.

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    BSB1D: yes, please.

  14. i love TV shows from the 90’s. actually, i love anything from the 90’s.
  15. i don’t have a middle name. story goes that my parents had such a hard time deciding on a first name to go with my impossible last name that they just didn’t give me another one. funny thing is, that my father’s name is martin so everyone assumes i’m named after him, which my mom swears i’m not because he does have a middle name that she didn’t like the female version of so i, naturally, could not have a middle name. woof. that took forever.

Well, there you have it.

See you tomorrow!

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