• blogging,  Life

    musical memories

    In a refreshing twist, this post has absolutely nothing to do with weight loss. I’m doing well and an update is coming, just not now. I’ve mentioned here before that we’re not allowed to play music at work. It sucks but I was dealing with it. And by dealing with it, I mean it was driving me up a wall. My boss’ daughter got married last month and needless to say he and his wife were not in much in the weeks leading up the the event. Sometime last week, when I realized this was the best time to do it, I bought a small Bluetooth speaker at 5Below, made…

  • Life,  photo dump,  stoop tawk

    omg [i’m] back again

    If you were here before this turned into a weight loss/accountability blog, you’d know that I used to talk about things that I was passionate about, like Harry Styles and The Mindy Project. I also used to talk about things I did or events I attended. And when those things combined, you know I was on here for sure letting you know all about it. I hate that opening paragraph and am too lazy to change it. Basically, I went to a Backstreet Boys concert almost two weeks ago and I want to talk about it. Cool? Great. I’ve been a Backstreet fan since the mid-90’s. Despite my mom’s attempts…

  • blogging,  Life,  weight loss

    martina is losing it # 26

    How is it that it’s been over a month since my last general post and even longer since my last weight loss post? I could say I’ve been busy, which, if you don’t look at what I’m doing Monday- Friday from 9a-5p () and only at the weekends, it’s an accurate statement. But it’s not an excuse. I didn’t have a great July, pounds wise. I didn’t gain many but I didn’t lose many either. The month brought a 3.3 pound loss. As I always say, better off than on, but… yikes. August has been OK, so far. I’m down a grand total of 88.6 pounds. Still so very unbelievably…

  • Life,  television

    TV Tuesday – DWTS

    Did everyone watch Dancing with the Stars last night? You should have. Especially for the glorious spectacle that was Nick and Sharna’s dance. (Nick being Nick Carter of BSB, if you didn’t know.) I felt like I was back at one of their concerts. i’m already making plans to get tickets for whenever they’re in my area. It was amazing! And AJ was there for moral support! He even brought along other boy banders like Joey Fatone, Jeff Timmons, and 3 out of 5 members of O-Town. Ashley Parker Angel was not one of them, in case you were wondering. I’ll just going to leave this Tumblr gifset here for…

  • blogging,  Life

    the art of the music video

    Being a child of the 90’s, I have a special place in my heart for music videos. They were a big deal back in the day, just ask Carson Daly. Remember Pop Up Video on VH1 and Making the Video on MTV? Those were my jams. Nothing better on a Saturday than reading all about who was coming to Melissa Ethridge’s window. It was a simpler time. Since I am such an aficionado of these mini masterpieces, this week’s Friday Five Favorites (oh, whatever.) is going to be dedicated to my favorite music videos. spoiler alert: there will probably be more than five. you’ve been warned. So in no particular order… One Sweet…

  • blogging,  Life

    Backstreet Boys (to men!)

    This past weekend I finally got to watch the Backstreet Boys movie. FINALLY. I really had every intention to get to a movie theater with my Backstreet lovin’ cousin, Jill and sit back with our barrel full of popcorn and trough of Diet Coke. However, life got in the way and we never made it to a theater playing it. By what could only be explained as an Easter miracle, VH1 aired the movie on Friday. I set my DVR and told Jill to clear her schedule for the following night because I was watching it with or without her. We camped out in front of the TV for the…

  • Life

    facebook made me do it

    Facebook made me write this post. I didn’t have anything in mind to talk about but then I signed on to that shit-stirring website and saw this: Seriously? Way to make me feel guilty, Facebook. Anyway, I decided to give in and post something for my fans. Except I still didn’t know what to say. I started to feel really bad for myself because i have absolutely nothing going on in my life. So I tried to think outside of the box. Then it hit me. My life might have nothing going on in it at the moment, but other people’s do. People like Zayn Malik and the other boys of…

  • blogging,  Life

    everybodayy… backstreet’s back! alright!

    GUYS! The long awaited (for me, anyway) Backstreet Boys documentary is finally being released! January 30, 2015 – MARK IT DOWN, AMERICA. February 26, 2016 – MARK IT DOWN, WORLD. I love me some One Direction but the Backstreet Boys will hold my heart forever. They showed me the shape of their hearts and promised they would never break mine. How could I not love them forever? (where do i come up with these things?) So, who’s coming with me?

  • blogging,  Life,  link up

    One Direction, a little BSB, and Band Aid

    So, One Direction’s new album, Four, was released on Monday and it is AWESOME! It isn’t like anything they’ve released before. All of the boys have had a hand in writing the songs on this one. Most of all, Louis and Liam. I don’t know how to even begin to review the album, as this is not Rolling Stone. Luckily, they have released all of the songs on their Vevo page on Youtube. So, I’ll post my favorites here. Where Do Broken Hearts Go? Supposedly, this one was written by Harry to Taylor Swift. He’s sorry, Taylor. He knows what he’s done and wants to fix it. Come out of…