Wednesday, November 24, 2010


My friends!

I will be off the grid celebrating Turkey Time with my family. I'm looking forward to enjoying parades, football games, talent shows, charades, laughter induced side cramps, sweet potato apple side dishes that make me swoon with delight, hugs, and movies.

My favorite holiday is tomorrow and I simply cannot wait.

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and I am so very thankful for all of the ridiculously special people who are in my life.


Tuesday, November 23, 2010


What I expressed during my convo with Parmersan today:

"I am not looking forward to flying home at Christmas and having the TSA workers rub my hooha for bombs. It's like, what you'd want on a Saturday night but being done by all the wrong people."

Monday, November 22, 2010


Except when you do what I did this morning.

Like a good little girl, I always bring my lunch to work after my weekly cooking marathons on Sunday nights (except this week my Mom cooked!!). This morning, I put my tupperware in a bag when I left my apartment and stuck it in the office fridge on the way to my desk. After working for a bit I realized I was getting cold and opened my purse to pull out my sweater, but I couldn't find it for the life of me. I took everything out of my bag and sweater.

That's when I remembered my OTHER bag.

Yes. The one that had been in the refrigerator for almost an hour.

I calmly walked to the kitchen like it was no big thing, opened my bag, and there it was. My lovely little sweater was a ball of cold wool on top of my lasagna. I took it out, sat on it for about 5 minutes to warm it up, and then was able to put it on.

Next time I hope I don't accidentally stick it in the freezer.

Friday, November 19, 2010


New additions from Sanchez:





Definition: When something is both humiliating and amazing at the same time.

For example:

"My friend Sanchez just informed me that he blares my college acappella recording, where I sing the lead solo on the Indigo Girls song 'Galileo,' in his office. I find this extremely humilimazing."

Go forth and use.

Thursday, November 18, 2010


I'd like to take this opportunity to briefly address my new term. I am proud to introduce you to:


If someone is challenging you, pushing you to the edge, really frosting your cookies, and they're about to make you explode, just whip around and be all, "DON'T IGNITE ME" and be sure to use your finger all pointy like or do some sort of gesturey gesture.

They will be terrified of your fierceness and let you have your way.

You can also put a positive spin on the igniting by being all, "I am going to get so ignited this afternoon and completely clean my apartment until it shines like the top of the Chrysler Building."

My new expression will be really handy for you this holiday season because you will be able to use it multiple ways:

1. At holiday family functions when your sibling or parental unit or other drunken family member makes you want to scream but you don't want to cause a ruckus by raising your voice. Just turn your head, through clenched teeth drop the "Don't ignite me" bomb on them, and walk away. Mission accomplished, crisis averted, everyone's happy.

2. If someone tries to hand you a drink after you've already had 12 and you're worried you might get a little too drunk. You can say, "Oh no, don't get me all ignited!" meaning, "If I drink anymore alcohol I will literally be able to be set on fire. You will be able to flammabalize me."

Ohh...that's a new one. Flammabalize.

3. On New Years, you can exclaim, "I'm getting ignited this year! All my dreamz are going to come true in 2011!" Meaning...ok you should get that one on your own.

I hope you enjoy your ignition and please let me know if you have any questions.

Sunday, November 14, 2010


My carrots from the farmer's market were hugging it out.

They are so in love. I don't know if I have the heart to break them apart.

Friday, November 12, 2010


After I got to work today I realized that the waistband of my tights is, well, no longer tight. I keep having to yank those suckers back up and it is driving me crazy.

A visual aid:
I really hope that whatever is covering your lower body today is staying up nice and secure. I am minutes away from just taking a role of duct tape into the bathroom with me and taping my tights to my stomach. I will be the MacGyver of the fashion world.


I love globes.

I love looking at the world, seeing where I've been, and realizing there are so many places I haven't seen...YET. And, I'm not going to lie, I still play that game where you spin the globe around with your eyes closed and put your finger down and wherever you land is where you're supposed to live next or go on your honeymoon or whatever.

I love that game.

If you do, too, you will enjoy this video. It shows you how globes are made!!

This post was very Reading Rainbow of me.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010



This is a genius coat rack from the super wizards over at the Wintercheck Factory, based in Brooklyn.

I love it. It has cubby holes up top for your loose change, boots, flowers, or small children.

They also have lots of other great things, so please check them out.


Monday, November 8, 2010


A pop up box comes onto your computer screen after an application accidentally shuts down saying, "Report Bug to Apple" and you read it as, "Report Bedbugs to Apple" and nearly have a heart attack.

Yup. Just happened.

Thursday, November 4, 2010


A retired Canadian couple who won $11.3 million in the lottery in July have already given it (almost) all away.

"What you've never had, you never miss," 78-year-old Violet Large explained to a local reporter.

She was undergoing chemotherapy treatment for cancer when the couple realized they'd won the jackpot in July.

"That money that we won was nothing," her tearful husband, Allen, told Patricia Brooks Arenburg ofthe Nova Scotia Chronicle Herald. "We have each other."

The money was a "headache," they told the paper--mainly, it brought anxiety over the prospect that "crooked people" might take advantage of them. Several people called them out of the blue to ask for money when the news first broke that they'd won the jackpot. So they began an $11 million donation spree to get rid of it and help others, the Chronicle Herald reports:

They took care of family first and then began delivering donations to the two pages' worth of groups they had decided on, including the local fire department, churches, cemeteries, the Red Cross, the Salvation Army, hospitals in Truro and Halifax, where Violet underwent her cancer treatment, and organizations that fight cancer, Alzheimer's and diabetes. The list goes on and on.

Violet told the Canadian Press that they retained about 2 percent of the money for a rainy day.

"It made us feel good," Violet told the Chronicle Herald. "And there's so much good being done with that money."

The Nova Scotia couple have been married more than 35 years and quietly saved up the money that Allen made as a welder and Violet made in retail before retiring.

"We haven't spent one cent on ourselves because we've been too busy getting everything looked after and with my health, I have to wait to get my health back to get the energy to do anything," Violet told the National Post. "We're not travelers anyway. We live in the country and we're proud of it. Money can't buy you health or happiness."

Now their neighborhood is abuzz over their good deeds.

"People who know them just know that's the type of people they are—they're just happy to have each other," local restaurant owner Lori Hingley told the Canadian Press.

The prize was in Canada dollars (roughly equal to U.S. dollars at current exchange rates).

(Photo of Allen and Violet Large: Harry Sullivan/Truro Daily News)