Sunday, December 28, 2008

This Week

You know, I should be happy that this is going to be a short week, but I'm not. I still have to work on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The worst part of it is that everyone else in my family has the stinking rest of the week off. AND my brother and Stella are having my niece, Olivia's birthday party on Friday. Grrr... That just makes me angry.

I mean, this is a job that has all but sucked every bit of energy and focus I have (and then some), yet they have no qualms about asking me to leave, and now I have to miss my niece and Goddaughter's birthday party because of them. Grrr... I mean, really! I can't wait to get the hell out of this place.

True Blood

I've started reading the Sookie Stackhouse Series. I like it. I'm on the second book and already about 3/4 of the way through. I started watching the show now. It's very interesting. They changed a few things up but I'm liking what I'm seeing so far. Sure the guy who plays Bill is nothing like I imagined but, he his accent is sexy as hell. Still... He's just not Edward. Sure Bill the vampire has a hell of a sexy edge to him, but it's just not the same. Sigh...

That's all I just wanted to share. Hopefully by now the e[isode I'm trying to watch has been downloaded. Here's hoping.

Monday, December 22, 2008


I feel like I should be wearing some kind of furry item, wearing smeared blood on my face, or deep red makeup and roaring atop a mountain. Perhaps blowing some kind of horn... I don't know...

All I do know is this, I went into the Columbus Circle Mall, I fought the crowds and I won. I finally got my Mommy a gift.

It was almost like divine inspiration. Well, no, I almost got run over by a cab, but I was inspired none the less. The cab had some kind of ad on it's roof top with a model holding a makeup brush to her face. That's when it hit me. My Mom has been looking for a nice set of makeup brushes. So I turned around and hit Sephora. I got her a nice-sized set of brushes and a gift certificate since I couldn't decide the colors I wanted to get her.

Getting around the store to find things, that was the tough part. Thank goodness I had some help. One of the very gay workers (his everyday, work makeup put mine to shame) saved me. He fluttered over-I'm not kidding the dude was just about fluttering around the store- and asked me if I needed help. I explained what I was looking for and within a few minutes he fluttered away and came back with a few options. Amazing. I have no idea how he maneuvered through the store as tightly packed as it was. Then, he put me on the line. We spoke about colors and other additions to go with the set. All the while he would flutter off and bring something back for me to consider. After we got no where with colors or eyeshadow sets he agreed with me that the best alternative is to get a GC. By that time, I was pretty much at the front of the line. God bless that pretty gay boy. Sure his eyebrow arches and impecable blush application made me really jelous, but had it not been for him, I may have still been waiting on that line.

Simply Having A Wonderful Christmas Time?

About this time every year, I get a little, I don’t know sentimental, I suppose. I can’t help but thinking back over the closing year and think about the significant events, etc. This year, things are a little different. This year, along with the normal thoughts, I’m also caught up with thinking about the future. More importantly, what I need to do from this point forward. Thoughts about saving for a home, thinking about where we’d like that home, kids… It’s a little overwhelming.

To make matters worse, I just realized that we are two days away from Christmas and I still haven’t gotten anything for my Mom. I feel like the world’s worst daughter. Perhaps I’ll hit the stores again after work. I mean for God’s sake, I should be able to find SOMETHING in a city like New York, right?

Damn it! This is exactly why I like having all my shopping done in November. This is the first time in I don’t know how long, that I have gotten this close to Christmas without finishing. I mean, sure, I had a very good reason for not being able to go shopping till now, but it still doesn’t feel right.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Thoughts Brought Out By The Snow

I can't help it. Perhaps it was the way I could totally relate to the kid, or perhaps it's that he made me laugh my ass off. But when I actually decided to take a break from work, a flood of these comics came rushing back. These were just some of my favorites.


Thursday, December 18, 2008

Wedding Photo

Looky see, I actually do polish up. :)

Oh, and in case you want to see more you can go to

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Let It Snow. Let It Snow. Let It Snow

Worried as I am about Aaron having to be working in the sloppy mess that will become of the city streets, I can't help it, I'm psyched that it's snowing.

It looks so pretty out there. I'm just happy I don't have to go out into that crap.

My Fingers Are Starting to Hurt

I have spent most of the day searching, posting and sending out resumes to job postings. It's geting to the point that my fingers are starting to hurt. I can still type at my normal pace but I am not sure if my fingers are going to be able to straighten out for a while.

But it's all good. I have reached out to quite a few people already and still have more to go. Let's keep our finger crossed that something does indeed pan out. That would really be great. Sigh...

No Water and We Have to Poo.

Yeah, I'm not even trying to be creative with that title line. That pretty much sums up the whole day so far. I woke up, cleaned a bit. I took my car out to get the inspection done, I come back, go to wash my hands and nothing. No water. Apparently they're working on the plumbing and had to turn the water off. Apparently I didn't see the damn memo or I would have made preparations.

So we already went down to the store to get gallons of water a few hours ago and they were almost sold out. The problem is, that was a few hours ago and now we have to poo and the stores are very likely tapped out by now. Pee we can deal with, but the other... well, that's a different story. Grrr...

Aren't you glad I decided to share? :)

Monday, December 15, 2008

Just Because

Don't know why, but I had Edward on the brain all day long today. Specifically the second part of one of my favorite quotes from the whole series...

"I'll be back so soon you won't have time to miss me. Look after my heart-I've left it with you."


What to do? What to do?

So I've started looking for jobs. In case I happen to get EXTREMELY lucky and actually land a job within the next few weeks, I am going to take the money and run.

The tircky part if actually getting a job. So if anyone out there is good at putting resumes together and would like to have a look at mine to give me suggestions, please let me know.

OR if you know someone who may know someone else who is looking to hire a publicist or PR specialist, let me know. I'd like to stay in NYC but am willing to travel out a bit.

Friday, December 12, 2008


I NEEDED to share this. Wow is all I have to say.


Only A Mild Wallet Raping

My car repairs are done. The verdict: a temperature sensor, an idle valve and an engine mount. I also had him throw on new wipers and an oil change. Total: $450. Not bad at all.

I really thought I was going to be staring down a really bad bill but luckily; the issues with my car were kind of minor. Huzzah! The other cool thing is that despite the horrific squeaking from time to time, the breaks are in “very good” condition. They are just dirty. Once again, huzzah!


So I got a buyout package from work today. Basically, it’s an offer to pay me to leave my job. The thing is, this is voluntary. So now I’m not sure what to do. I have yet to look over the package more carefully and make up my mind. But I also spoke with the new director and got the distinct impression that he doesn’t want either Grace (who also got one) or myself to leave. In fact, he was talking about what he wants us to do in the future and the direction he wants us to go in after the New Year.

He actually reminded me that this is an optional thing and should make my decision based on where I feel I am in the place and if I felt I wanted to stay, that I was more than welcome to do so. It’s not so much of an option for those whose positions are being eliminated or those who have gotten poor performance reviews. Thankfully, I don’t fall into either one of these categories.

I actually don’t think I have much of a choice here. I am in no way in the position to take some money and run since I just got married and really need to be employed. Then there’s the fact that the economy currently sucks ass and the jobless rate has climbed significantly over the last few weeks.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Working Hours

I soooo can’t wait to leave work today. I’ll be picking up Christmas lights for the tree and perhaps getting them on. More importantly, however, I’ll get to see Aaron. I haven’t seen him since Monday. We’ve both been home, it’s just that since he I had to drop my car off at the mechanic yesterday and he had to pick his friend up at the airport, we pretty much missed each other at home. In fact I didn’t see anyone but the cat yesterday. There’s evidence that people were home, I just didn’t see them.

Actually, Aaron said he’s been toying with the idea of switching his tour hours. I really hope he does. It would be nice to have him be home when I am. Not to mention, he can actually have a life outside of work.

A Christmas Story

This artilce made my day and made me really happy that we're in full swing of the holiday season.

'Ralphies,' leg lamp fans keep film thriving

Enjoy everyone and remember to watch out for killer icicles be careful when playing with your air rifle, "You'll shoot your eye out kid."

Monday, December 8, 2008

Slyly Twilighted Tree

I am so excited. I have my tree up. It's fake and it doens't have ornaments or lights on it yet. But my Mom gave me her apple ornaments. Yaaaaay! So other than the two that I still have to paint with the Edward quotes, the tree will actually have a lot of Twilight related stuff on it, but obvious. I love it..or will love it.

Hopefully, I'll be able to pick up lights tomorrow and get those on. If the cat does't kill my stuff, it'll be a miracle. That's really the reason I decided to put it up before actually putitng anything on the tree. I think it would be waaaaaay too tempting to have a new BIG object in the livingroom with twikling lights and shiny ball-like things dangling from it.

"Check Engine" light

I finally got to the bottom of the ominous idiot light that went on over the weekend. Apparently an issue I had with my car returned. The fuel injector went a few years ago and I had to have it replaced with a refurbished piece. It finally died. Luckily the car was kind enough to crap out while I was at my parents in a parking spot. Now tomorrow, I have to figure out a way to keep my foot on the gas pedal and try to not stall out in the middle of the street. Luckily my mechanic is not far away and I should be able to have my parents following behind me.

Grr... just when I thought it was safe to start eliminating bills. Sigh... bastard...


Okay so now that the recipients of the ornaments have received them, I can talk about them.

The reason I was covered in glitter and paint was because I was making ornaments for Cathy, Michele, Vizma and a Twilight mom (secret santa). I had to resort to getting creative this year. (Normally, I get creative with purchases--out of laziness). But since we just pretty much tapped out our bank accounts, I went this route.

I decided since we are all head-over-heels for Edward Cullen, I'd go with a Twilight theme. I was originally going to make a stained glass pieces but I couldn't find my soldering gun. But yes, I painted apples on clear glasss ball ornaments and put some of the most memorable quotes on the opposite side. Then I got creative with the fillers (enter the glitter, confetti, etc.). Now I have to decorate the two remaining ornaments for myself.

Annoying as the clean up was, it reminded me about how much fun doing stuff like this is. :) I still don't know why I got so damn lazy.

Nifty Article.

I like this article. So I decided to share.

A Bit Long in the Tooth
Hollywood found new blood with 'Twilight,' but the vampire metaphor is positively deathless.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Snoopy vs. The Red Barron

I just heard this on the radio today.

It totally made my day. Now I feel like it's Chirstmas.

Snoopy vs. The Red Barron

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Painting, painting, painting...

Good lord. I would love to say that the painting project has finally come to an end but it hasn't. I still have the closet doors for our bedroom. But then after that, I am going to have to repaint the inside. The insides now look all dingy. Ah well, perhaps one day. After I get all the paint out of my hair, that is.

Random thought of the day: I don't think I can ever get over the fact that Aaron's friends are still talking about and drooling over my aunt. Tisk, tisk, tisk.

Creativity sets in

I love it. I am covered in paint and glitter. And to top it all off, I have Edward Cullen quotes running through the wee noggin.

Earlier today Aaron and I put together a medicine cabinet (I have my own now since the one that was here was waaaay too small to fit everything). The onyl issue was that the area we picked out for it originally, was too small. Oops. Luckily my Dad was here and he helped make room. I love it. The construction goes on.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Super Toilet!

I've just spent the last few minute laughing my head off in the bathroom.

Okay, so most people know that I am not exactly in my right mind and occasionally things creep in there from out of no where. So as I mentioned earlier, I live with my husband and his brother until we have enough money set aside to purchase a mortgage on what will hopefully be our home before we die. This being the case, I have been fighting the good fight to break their bad habits and turn them from bachelors into humans :). So far, I'm winning, they are too afraid I will leave things like tampon boxes out or start screaming/ crying.

So yeah, in this seemingly impossible quest, I not only cleaned the bathroom to a state I can only call, immaculate, I went out and got one of those Lysol toilent, hangy thingies. The ones you hook onto the side of the bowl so that it can clean every time you flush. Yeah, those. I put the thingy in there and give it a test flush, then notice the main jet of water is right smack in front of the toilet. So I moved it over and gave it another test flush. The test went horribly wrong. The water didn't like the obstruction so it splashed all over the place. This is when I thought "Super Toilet! So. Much. Water.... Geh!"

This is a quote from one of my favorite contemporary cartoons, "The Fairly Odd Parents." There was an episode where the main character, Timmy, wishes for a spiffy new bike. Wanda and Cosmo, the fairy godparents, warn him against making any wishes for "super" anything and remind him of what happened when he wished for Super Toilet. At which point Cosmo yelps, and goes into the fetal position sucking his thumb and says, "So. Much. Water." So yes, all of these things combined made me crack up even though I was mopping up the water the toilet spit out all over the place. Thank goodness the bathroom was already super clean. :)

I moved the thingy over to the side.

Oh yes, and the non sequitur thought of the day: I just remembered how much I love the Pet Shop Boys version of "Always On My Mind." Just heard it on Yahoo Music.

Christmas is almost here

Huzzah. I got new Chirstmas coasters, dish towels, place mats, my cards and now I'm thinking of a way to rearrange the place to fit a tree in here. Yay getting giddy about it.

The only problem is, I just went food shopping and I have yet to find a place for everything and it's making me a little mad. It's amazing how little food storage space a man needs. I just don't get it.

10 Ways to Annoy Edward Cullen

Sadly, I didn't come up with this list. I saw it as an animated icon. But it made me laugh. Enjoy.

10 Ways to Annoy Edward Cullen

10. Sing “Discovery Channel” by the Bloodhound Gang in your head whenever he is near.
9. Hotwire his Volvo and take it on a joyride.
8. Tell him the relationship he is having with Bella is practically paedophilia and he could be sent to jail for it.
7. Ask how Tanya is.
6. End every argument with “Bite me, Edward.”
5. Call him Romeo both behind his back and to his face.
4. Whenever he complains or argues, reply with “What are you gonna do Edward? Go to Italy?”
3. Tell him his hair isn’t bronze, it’s ginger, and he should stop denying himself – he’s a ranga.
2. Whenever he leaves a room or says goodbye, get down on your knees and beg him not to go, not again.

And the Number One way to annoy Edward Cullen?

1. Take his silver cell phone and change the ringtone to “Like a Virgin” by Madonna.

Chibi Edward

Okay, this was too damn cute to not share. It's a Chibi Edward!

For those who are not familiar with anime or manga. Chibi roughly means little or baby. Shooooo cute!