• blogging,  Life,  stoop tawk

    stoop tawk

    When I started my weight loss journey, more specifically, when I started posting updates here, I said this blog wouldn’t turn into a weight loss blog. One, because I feel like all I’m doing is eating and tracking, so what advice do I have to impart? Two, because that’s NOT me. At all. You should know this by now. Fast forward to the last seven* of eight posts being weight loss related. *there’s another update that will post in about 2 hours. i’m so on the ball, but also I’m next to it. Don’t worry, this isn’t an announcement saying that I’ve changed my mind. I just want to say…

  • blogging,  Life,  movies

    ICYMI: that time I met Tom Hardy: #throwbackthursday

    I’ve had a bit of a #hardyhangover since watching Dunkirk. I mean, that (pretty much) second to last scene on the beach, in the turtleneck – it just does something to a girl. Turns out Mr. Hardy and myself have a bit of history. I wrote this post 4 years ago, to celebrate the year anniversary of meeting Pillow Lips. Here we are at another anniversary so I decided to share it again. I took the liberty of slightly editing it for clarity and cohesiveness. Also, don’t judge my writing. I think we can all agree I’ve improved since this was orginally posted. (a little bit, at least.)  Enjoy! It’s…

  • blogging,  christmas,  Life,  photo dump,  photography,  weekend update

    weekend update: christmas shopping, light displays and historic houses

    So, it’s Sunday night and I’m actually writing a weekend update post. Friday I took the day off of work so that I could uphold the tradition (and necessary evil) of going Christmas shopping with my mom, aunt, and cousins. When I say necessary evil, it’s the crowds and the pressure of getting it all done that I hate, not the company. The mall we went to had a huge Christmas tree in the middle and if anyone thought they would get out of taking a selfie in front of it while I was around, they were sadly mistaken. Saturday was tree day, where my mom picked out the best…

  • blogging,  Life

    paying my civic dues

    I have a running joke with my mom that I am a poor representation of an adult. I mean, I have a job (or two), I have credit cards that I pay the bills on once a month, I watch the news fairly regularly, I had to Google what ICYMI meant the other day, I can drive and I don’t have a curfew. Other than that, basically, I’m a child. I don’t do my own laundry (thanks, Mom!), I’m not in any kind of relationship, I’m not 100% happy in either of my jobs (which probably falls into the adult category), and (among other things) still (kind of) expect my mom…

  • blogging,  link up,  movies

    Brooklyn: worth the hype?

    A few posts ago I mentioned that I wanted to link up with Steph and Jana for the Show Us Your Books link up. I missed the last one, but here I am now! finally. I peruse Amazon on a pretty regular basis for new books. I keep a queue on my Kindle and I have a small box of paper books, much to the annoyance of my roommate mother. sorry, ma. #dealwithit I found Brooklyn on Amazon a while ago. The synopsis seemed OK, but I knew I would need to be in a certain frame of mind to read it. I usually read frothy chick lit. I’d apologize, but nah. Anyway, Brooklyn had…

  • blogging,  Life

    snow my God! a weekend recap

    Monday, we meet again. I was on the fence about doing a weekend recap since all I did was wait for the snow, watch the snow, and then wish the snow would go away. But, for the sake of posterity, I decided to do one anyway. Friday I had plans to go to Jessica’s, but Jonas had other ideas. The storm was supposed to start at 3 am Saturday morning. Then, while I was at the Post Office, I made some new friends who told me that they heard it was now supposed to begin between 12 and 2 am. Whatever, I’ll be home in plenty of time either way.…

  • blogging,  Life

    reunions and regrets

    I should be using this post to regale you with stories of my 10 year high school reunion that (finally) happened this past Saturday. SHOULD BE. Except I didn’t go. That shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone whose been here for a while, but in case you haven’t, I didn’t want to go in the first place. Luckily, even though reunions are something the Class of 2005 did not excel in, it turns out we did have an excellent class historian. Or, at the very least, we had one guy who took a shit-ton of pictures of everything and everyone (mostly). In the days leading up to the reunion…

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    award acceptance.. with a twist

    Earlier this week (late last week?), I was nominated for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award. This time by Elizabeth. Thanks so much and welcome back! In case you aren’t familiar with this award, here are the rules. Put the award’s logo on your post. Thank the person who nominated you and put a link to their blog. Nominate 15 other bloggers. Let your nominees know you have nominated them. Post 7 facts about yourself. Not to be difficult, but I’m going to have to make some changes. First, I’m going to make this open to whoever wants to do it. Tag me in your post so I can see it! Second,…

  • blogging,  Life

    isn’t this what facebook is for?

    Well, the time has finally come. I’ve known about this for a while now and it’s finally coming to be. MY HIGH SCHOOL REUNION IS COMING UP. I mean, I am fully aware that it’s been 10 years since I’ve walked those hallowed halls. I graduated on June 23, 2005. The same day I got a Razr cellphone, so clearly it was a day worth remembering. The reunion is in it’s planning stages but already I’ve been invited to join the Class of 2005 group on Facebook and I’ve also taken a survey about what kind of venue I’d be interested in and how much I’d be willing to spend.…

  • blogging,  Life,  photo dump,  photography

    flowers minus the allergies!

    I didn’t really have a post planned (do I ever?), but since it’s been a sad last couple of days in New York, I thought that I’d share my happy flower pictures from my trip to the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens this past weekend. I wish there were daisies. There were lots of cherry blossoms and tulips and trees. tons and tons of trees. But alas, no daisies. I think next time I’ll do more research to see what’s in season, but you don’t care about that. I get it. Ok, no more talking. We found the rose garden, which of course, was not in bloom. just my luck. It did have a…