Tuesday, December 30, 2008

2008: Year in Review

Okay, in every magazine, TV show, newspaper, there is some sort of 2008 year in review. I'm jumping on the bandwagon, however, I don't have that much to report. Here are my minor details of 2008 year in review. Please don't be jealous of my rock star lifestyle.

2008 was the year that....
1. I became a Vegan. Have you read the book "Skinny Bitch"? It's awesome. It will make you want to become a vegan... not b/c I love animals or anything stupid like that, but for the weight loss factor. All those skinny bitches on t.v... oh yeah, they're vegans. Being a Vegan is a one way stop to counting your own ribs in the mirror. (PS - I was only a Vegan for about 5 hours. It's too hard.)

2. I gained 30 lbs. Yeah, it was a slippery slope from the Vegan stage. Hopefully 2009 will be the year that I lose those 30 lbs and then the other 20 I wanted to lose before I gained the 30. Or maybe I'll win the lotto and get my stomach stapled in Mexico like Courtney Love! (PS - no tips about quitting drinking. I'd rather be fat and drunk than skinny and sober.)

3. I started the Book/Wine Club. I call it an achievement, some may not. The fact that most of us miss work the day after Book Club is a testament to our success. (or failure...hmmm)

4. I got my massage membership. A personal achievement? Maybe not.. however, I consider it a step towards financial freedom. I'm going to get at least one massage a month anyway, this way I'm saving money. (I can rationalize anything.. come shopping or to a bar with me... I'll work my magic on you!)

5. I finished painting the last room in my apartment. Yeah, it's small and YES I've lived here for a while but hell, I stay pretty busy at work. My apartment is also dangerously close to resembling a Cracker Barrel. Apparently, my decorating style is a slash between white trash and country. Got a tin sign? Love it!! I'll hang it on the wall! Got a tin star? Sweet, I'll add it to my collection! Picture of Elvis? Picture of Gone with the Wind? Already on my wall but I'll take more!

Happy New Year!!!!

Monday, December 29, 2008

New Jersey Devils

Rich and Colin went to go see the NJ Devils play the other night. They are both huge hockey fans. Since I'm from the south, I don't understand or even really like hockey. I can't keep up with that tiny puck. They both had alot of fun.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Happy Birthday Will

I almost forgot! Today is Will's 3rd Birthday! Hard to believe! The other day Shawn and Will called me so Will could sing to me his "Monkey Song." Sooo, I'm listening to the little guy thinking he's going to sing me some cute little kid song about monkeys.. but nope, he busts into "Brass Monkey, that funky monkey" by the BEASTIE BOYS! LOL!!!! You're going to have your hands full Shawn!

Happy Birthday Elisha!

Yesterday was my sister's Elisha's birthday! She is mother to my beautiful nieces, Gracie and Carley and my nephew, Gage. She works very hard raising the three kids and does a great job. Lish and I are only a year apart and I wished we lived closer.

Love you Elisha! Happy Birthday!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Over the River and through the Woods to Beth's House we go!

Rich (I cut his hair, that is why it looks crazy), Nitschke, Brian and Jimmy
Everyone eating desert and drinking!

We went to Beth's house on Christmas Day. We had a HUGE feast! It was alot of fun and they did a great job on the food. Mom and Joe drove up from Philly, Brian's brother, Jimmy and his wife Cherise, drove in from the Bronx. Nitschke came over after spending time at Grandma's. We had a great time.

Christmas Eve

Rich and his 2 children, Katie and Colin.
Jackie and Lucia
Leah, Brian and Beth
Lucia, Katie and Rich's Mom laughing at something (perhaps Keith?)
Katie is home from school! Katie and Colin
Rich and Colin

We had Christmas Eve at our house. We had a full house! Steve (Rich's brother) and Lucia (his wife.) Rich's parents and Nana, Katie, Colin, Jackie (Rich's sister) and Keith (her husband), Beth, Leah and Brian. We decided to keep it simple and just do appetizers. It was a pretty good idea b/c Keith, Jackie, Steve and Rich kept having to go out on fire calls. We opened presents and good time was had by all!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Dirty Christmas Secret

I have yet another admission to make.. I can't hide it anymore! Also, it's better to own up to this now, rather than be caught in the act. I absolutely positively LOVE LOVE Mariah Carey's "All I want for Christmas" song.

YESSSS, I know.. it's HORRIBLE! I when I say love it, I mean like turn up the radio and dance and sing to it like a back up dancer. This is such a contradiction for me. As a rule, I'd rather stab myself in the eye with a plastic spork than listen to Christmas music. (I had Taco Bell for lunch today. I spent 12 minutes beholding the beauty of the SPORK, as opposed to working. My procrastination knows no bounds!) Also, I think Mariah is a skank. (That is not my personal opinion, but rather a scientific fact.) This a.m. I was jamming to it when I pulled into the parking lot of work.. then I had to turn it down reeeaaaaaal low so no one would catch me listening to it. I'm tired of the shame! I love that crappy song.

Sunday, December 21, 2008


Sooooo, I've been a bit behind on my blog. I had a trade show in the city this past week. It was very glamorous.. don't be jealous... "NY Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy." Sexy right? The cool thing was I was at the Marriott, which is right in Times Square. We have a crazy schedule for January, unfortunately, we're not going to be able to take much time off.

Anyway, for this season, I hope everyone takes some time to relax. I know I'm going to try too. It's so easy to go overboard and stress yourself out. I still don't even have a Christmas tree yet, I was freakin' before but screw it. I'll make a Christmas table using a GES 4' table and some red skirting. (I think we've already established that we're white trash) We're having family over on Christmas Eve. Instead of doing our elaborate meal, we're just going to do appetizers. Super easy and super fun. It's hard to lose sight of the reason we are celebrating Christmas. Don't worry, I'm not going to preach, but whatever your religion, enjoy your family and celebrate your blessings!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

This Ain't WWF, Little Dude!

Creeps up on you like a SPIDER MONKEY!!!

Will Riley trying to be sneaky and get in the picture!

This past weekend Aunt Lea and Grandma Betty went up to Lake Lanier to babysit Will Ryley and J-Bob so Shawn and Mary could attend a work Christmas par-TAAAY! Anyway, I think Will knows he is in for a good time when Gma and Aunt Lea come up. He probably gets coke out of the can (thank you Aunt Lea.. because of you giving me coca cola as a child, I now cannot wake up unless I have a can of diet coke), they'll watch movies, and gma will make them delicious peanut butter sandwiches with no crusts. (Nobody makes a sandwich better than Gma.. actually, nobody makes ANYTHING better than Gma!) So, Gma was on the floor changing J-Bob when Will climbed on the table and jumped on Gma's back and tried to tackle her WWF style! Instead of Aunt Lea coming to Gma's rescue, she just proceeds to snap pictures. (Keep in mind this child is hyped on all the candy and crap Aunt Lea's been sneaking to him!)
On a side note, doesn't Mary look great! That girl is always working out! She looks awesome and has had 3 kids.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Closet of Broken Dreams

At our house we have this giant storage closet at the base of the stairs. It has been named the "Closet of Broken Dreams." Rich and I are both older.. we've been around the proverbial block a few times.. we both have "crap" .. ohhh excuse me.. loving memoirs.. from previous relationships that we hate to throw away.. mainly b/c family is in the picture. So problem solved = We each have a box in the closet with stupid crap from previous relationships (or in Rich's case.. previous marriages.. that's right, it's a plural) Sooo, that's how we got our lovely nickname for the closet.

Sooo, some people think it's funny.. some people laugh (uncomfortably) because we are.. and some people tell us we should have our own reality show.. which I don't think is necessarily a compliment because everyone on those shows are train wrecks! Oh well!

I've got to dive into the Closet of Broken Dreams tonight to dig out all the Christmas decorations. My Christmas decor is "shabby chic".. although I think the emphasis is more on the shabby than the chic. I can never decorate well at all. Whatever.. it all looks pretty when the lights are twinkly and you've had a bottle of champagne.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Friday Favorites

Okay... since certain people that I've asked .. OVER AND OVER again.. haven't provided me with their 25 things, I've got to improvise. I'm doing this week's Friday Favorites on the one and the only.... THE KING!!!!!!

Most of you know who THE KING is .. but for all you folks that live under a rock.. I'm talking ELVIS!!!! There is no one, and I do mean NO ONE, that can sing Love Songs, Christmas Carols, Gospel and Dixie better than Elvis. (Can I get an AMMMEN!??) If you care to disagree with me, why I swear I'll fight you. And when I'm done kicking your ass, Grandma Betty will be right behind me! (Nobody puts our Elvis Presley in a corner!)

Our entire family has a love of Elvis.. I think we can thank Grandma Betty for that. Grandma luuuuvs Elvis. I remember being little and Beth, Shawn, myself and Grandma dancing around the house to Elvis. Elvis is a part of all of our lives. I guess I never realized how much we knew about Elvis, until we moved up North and were completely STUNNED at the lack of knowledge these yankees had on the King. One night at a Fire Department Christmas party I won the big gift b/c I knew Elvis's middle name (Aaron) and that he was a twin (his brother died at birth.) I mean DUUUUHHHHHHH, that's common knowledge.

Sooo, here's to you Elvis Presley! I know you are somewhere up in heaven singing in Jesus's choir. I hope you are wearing your leather outfit.. that one is my favorite!!! (I wasn't a huge fan of the polyester be-dangled stuff with the cape.)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Happy B'day Allie!

Today is Cousin Allie's Birthday!!! Allie is an un-determined age. (Allie, you are young.. start lying about your age now. Trust me on this! I wish I had someone tell me this when I was your age! Never EVER EVER tell anyone your real age!) Allie is super busy going to school and working at Ippolito's. (For all you out there that didn't know.. my entire family has worked at Ipp's. Beth started there, then brought me and Jenny. Allie, Sarah and Lauren were then the "next generation" to work there. Once they get out of school.. maybe they'll come work at GES with us! YAH!)

Happy Birthday Allie! We miss you so much!!!!!!

Monday, December 1, 2008

What the Hell!

Okay.. I keep finding gray hair. What the hell is up with that? Yeah, I know I have a stress ful job.. it's not brain surgery stressful... or "I'm saving lives" stressful.. I mean, I'm a glorified carnie for crying out loud, gray hair shouldn't be sprouting out like spring flowers. It's out of hand. I also thought red heads didn't get gray hair, I just thought our gray hair was "strawberry blond" strands. Someone fed me a pile of shit on that one! I have gray hideous wiry strands. I've got to go to the salon and fix this. I thought about rewarding myself by getting my hair dyed when I lost 15 lbs.. but then I figured that wouldn't be a good idea either. I'll just be fat WITH GRAY HAIR. Double loser whammy. Guys suck... I mean really... they get gray hair and it's "sexy" and "salt and pepper"... I spend a damn fortune on hair products, make up, moisturizers, etc. They don't have to do anything except remember to wash their crevices (with soap), brush their teeth (they usually only do it once a day.. without crest white strips) and comb their easy to manage hair. Life isn't FAIR!!!!!!

Sunday, November 30, 2008


Sooooooo... I didn't take a single picture this Thanksgiving Holiday. Had a great week.. ate way too much.. did some shopping... it was a good time. Thursday Rich and I went to his sister's house for Thanksgiving dinner. Friday a.m. we got up and headed down to Mom's house. Beth, Brian, Dylan, and Jenny also came down. (Leah spent the week in Georgia.) We had ANOTHER Thanksgiving dinner at Mom's on Friday. Saturday we got up and hit the mall. Did some shopping.. I meant to buy Christmas gifts, but just ended up buying crap for me. I've 24 days to get shopping. And decorations.. sheesh.. I don't even want to think about it. We have little storage at our place. The Christmas decorations are in the bottom of the "closet of broken dreams." The "closet of broken dreams" is another posting for later... anyway.. the decorations are all in the back and the bottom of this closet. I dread getting them out. Baaaaaahhh- humbug!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Happy B'day Grandma!

Okay, so I'm going to hell!!!! I didn't post anything on Grandma's Birthday! AAHHHH!! Worst Grand kid EVA!! Just kidding, we all know that Shawn falls under that category. (See Shawn, I always find a way to add you to the blog!) Don't worry G'ma, we wont' make you upset.. and just remember.. Shawn started it.. SHAWN ALWAYS STARTS IT!

Grandma is the coolest G'ma ever! Not too many folks have a grandma that rides motercycles, drives the church bus, drinks margaritas, wears leather pants and BOOGIES! We (me and all of my cousins) are so lucky to have you! We love you very much! Happy (belated) birthday.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Happy Birthday Joe and J-Bob!!!

This post is a little late. Wednesday was my step-dad Joe's birthday and my nephew J-Bob! (Jackson Robert!) Thanks Joe for putting up with all of us. I don't think that man had a clue what he was getting himself into when he married Mom. (I don't mean that in a mean way Mom... but you have to admit.. our family is sorta crazy... I'm including myself in this as well.)
I didn't have a picture of Joe to add with me but I've got this great pic of J-Bob getting his first haircut.

Happy Birthday guys!!! Love you!!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

I don't get it...

Okay, I probably shouldn't be admitting this on the world wide web, I'll probably be shunned and out casted, but I don't get Ebay. Seriously, I don't understand it. I keep reading about people finding these great deals so yesterday I went to the Ebay site to check it out and I'm at a loss. First of all, if I'm not mistaken, you have to bid on things, right? So you have to go back and check on it like 900 times before the bid closes... am I correct, am I missing a step? Who has time to do that? I mean, I have a job. Although I will say, I always find plenty of time during the day to read US Magazine online (you have to check it several times.. they will post "breaking stories"), random blogs of friends and people I don't know, my personal email... etc. What bothers me about Ebay is that I would be FORCED to check it several times a day. Dare I say, an obligation.. a commitment. UUggghh. I have this same issue with Book Club. I started Book Club, I love Book Club, but I can't force myself to read the book until RIGHT BEFORE the meeting.. why? Because I have too.

Soooo... am I missing something on Ebay? Is that what you have to really do? Sounds like a pain in the ass.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Indian Princess, Buzz Lightyear and a Kitty Cat

I know this is posted sorta late. I've been crazy busy with work. We're in Boston right now. My sister Elisha sent me these pictures and they are just too cute! I think Buzz Light year (Gage) makes me laugh the most in these pictures!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Friday Favorites - Beth

Today's featured "star" is ... drum roll please... BETHY!!!!! (Get ready to GAG when you read # 25... Uggghhhh... save it for your Valentine's Day Card!)

1. I know more facts about Elvis Presley than a person that was born after he died should.
2. My all time favorite trip was to Graceland.
3. The first song that I hear for the day plays in my head all day!
4. I used to be a huge Star Wars nerd.
5. Peanut Butter is my favorite food and I could eat it every day on anything.
6. I used to be obsessed with Mustangs.
7. At one point in my life I wanted to be a horse trainer (until I was out of college).
8. I hate my hair.
9. I don't like new cars (no secret).
10. My high school science teacher called me Phoebe Buffay.
11. I had another friend who called me Kelly Bundy.
12. I am not smart with money.
13. I hate cleaning the bath tub.
14. I never pick my own books to read, I mostly read Mary's hand-me-down books.
15. I feel sorry for people who don't have 3 sisters.
16. I also think that my sisters and I are the most beautiful women in the world!
17. I sleep wearing a retainer.
18. My biggest fear would be to develop a Yankee accent.
19. I'm a huge procrastinator.
20. My opinion is always right and even if I can't back it up, I still believe in it.
21. I wish I were more creative.
22. My favorite place to read is the bathroom (I know it's weird, but nobody bothers you while you are in there).
23. I think it's really cool that I live so close to NYC and actually drive there all the time!
24. I love having Dylan in my life.
25. and before Brian I have never been in love.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Yo.. Calling all Swede-o-philes...

I've got a client meeting in less than an hour with some dudes from Sweden. I'm searching the internet trying to find acceptable topics of conversation as to prevent ackward "pauses." Sooo, this is what I have so far:

1. Swedish Chef from the Muppets..come on'.. who doesn't love that dude. (Please dear Jesus give me strength not to do an impersonation after 2 glasses of wine.)
4. Swedish Massage

Oh god, this is going to be a disaster, isn't it?

Sunday, November 2, 2008


We received some bad news earlier this week. Our Uncle Joe (my Mom and Aunt Lea's brother) passed away. I was in Chicago and Beth was in Boston. We both made our way down to Georgia for the funeral and to be with our family. It's always hard a time like this..... obviously. However, it was nice seeing the family. I can't believe how big my nieces and nephews have gotten. It feels sorta tacky breaking out the camera at a funeral, but sheesh, the whole family is together. (I didn't have my camera.. I took these with my phone. I didn't have my camera with me in Chicago since I was there for business and I left early and flew straight to Atlanta.)
Aunt Mimi and J-Bob... he's so cute!!!!
Another "Cousins" Picture - Sarah, Lauren, Beth, myself, and Allie

Gage and I (looking frightening w/ no make up!!)

Shawn and Will Ryley
Beth and Shawn
Sarah and Allie
Beth, J-Bob, and Lauren
"The Cousins" - Mary Moffit, Shawn, J-Bob, Lauren, Beth and Allie
Will Ryley - this is the face he makes when you tell him to smile.

Shawn and J-Bob

Allie and "her little friend" Austin

Mary (Shawn's Wife) and J-Bob
Gracie blowing bubbles.

J-Bob and Cousin Allie

Litte Miss Carley sucking her thumb.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Friday Favorites

Things have been quiet this week on the blog. I had the flu Monday and Tuesday (and not the "Irish Flu"...I was diagnosed by a REAL doctor!! It was just a coincidence I got it while I was hungover!) White Trash Tuesday was a no-go b/c I was sick. Work's been crazy, we're all traveling. Beth, Leah and Nitshcke left for Boston today... I leave for Chicago tomorrow.

This Friday Favorite's is brought to you by Mr. Brian Murphy. For those of you who may not know, Brian is my sister's Beth's boyfriend. (See my post on "Backup Characters".... I still don't know how to do that underline-y thingy.) Be prepared to be slightly disturbed. Also, keep in mind that Brian grew up in the Bronx. Everything over there is EXACTLY how it is in the movies.

1.I hate to do things that I don't want to.
2. I always tuck in my t-shirt into my underwear
3. Depending on the day I sometimes take up to 3 showers.
4. I once drove a cop car into a house. literally!
5. If it has 4 wheels I can drive it!
6. I once had a crush on Sandra Bullock (until I met her)
7. I sometimes know what people are thinking
8. I was held up at gun point several times (but once for my Bicycle) what an asshole!
9. Besides dinner, I don't spend money on myself anymore.
10. I have a plan to one day rob a bank. (foolproof)
11. I can hot wire anything with an ignition. (gone in 60 seconds, that's just to long!!)
12. I may have multiple personalities. (not sure)
13. I once donated $10,000 to a family.
14. I can regulate my body temperature .
15. I have great aim.
16. When I was young I was able to see things before they actually happened.
17. I am very superstitious.
18. I don't trust cats.
19. I have a thing for socks and underwear.
20. I let things get to me to easy.
21. My old friends call me BB. (don't ask what it stands for)
22. Only I know what the tattoo on my arm stands for!
23. When I get angry I feel all the tension in my fingertips.
24. Although it happens all the time, I can't stand to fist fight. (always feel guilty in the morning )
25. I once worked for the State of New York making clocks, don't know were the proceeds went!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

I love Tuesdays!

Okay, I think Tuesday is my new favorite day of the week! In keeping with my White Trash theme, which is my life, I have found 2 new shows that take White Trash to a new level. Now that I'm thinking of it, just liking these shows makes me trashy.

The first show is The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Being that I'm from Atlanta, of course I'm going to watch it. This show isn't doing anything to improve people's impression of Atlanta but it makes for some excellent t.v. watching. The entire time I'm watching it, my friends Emilie, Ashlie and I email each other back and forth. We're wondering if we just watch the show together on speaker phone. Did anyone see this last episode? The mother spent 18k on her ELEVEN YEAR OLD Daughter's birthday party!!!! 18 freakin' THOUSAND DOLLARS!. Okay, I could go on and on but I won't. You just have to watch it for yourself.

The second show is Rock of Love:Charm School. This might be, without a doubt, the trashiest show on t.v. Last night was the first episode and ohhhh man does it look entertaining. This show has all our favorite skanks from the 2 seasons of Rock of Love.

I've decided to start hosting "White Trash Tuesday" at my house. I'm going to invite my friends to come over and watch these trashy shows with me and I'll make white trash inspired foods. Right now the only white trash food I can come up with is "Pigs in a Blanket" I luuuuuv pigs in a blanket.. so good. So if anyone has any white trash inspired food, send them my way, please NO SPAM!. (Diet friendly white trash food would be good.. I don't think anyone has put all those words in one sentence.)

P.S I'm going to chill on the white trash postings. This isn't "Trashy Livin'" ... folks will get confused.

Monday, October 13, 2008

White Trash Alert!

ALERT! ALERT! Many of you may have guessed this before, I sorta had a sneaking suspicion myself these past few years, but it is official! Rich and I are white trash. Now, how did I come to this conclusion you ask? Was it my kick ass "Georgia Wall of Fame" I've got going on in my living room? Is it my love affair with canned Coors Light? Nope, this shocking revelation hit me yesterday. Allow me to explain....

Rich has bizarr-o hair. (Yes - you do babe and NO, the problem ISN'T that I'm jealous. Let it go.) He only cuts his hair like twice a year..As many of you can see from previous postings, he's getting into his shaggy stage. This wasn't as bad as his"tribute to Gregg Allman" hair, that's a whole 'nother posting.

Soooo yesterday we were sitting around doing nothing and Rich said to come on, we're cutting his hair. Many of you may not know this, but before yesterday, I thought maybe I missed my calling of being a hairdresser. I love going to the salon, love the make overs. However, that dream is dead. I'm going to stick to my current career being a glorified carnie, thank you very much.

Rich and I go outside on the front yard (first mistake... should have gone to the back yard), I plug in the razor thingy and start hacking away. Apparently there is some sort of "art" or "science" to cutting hair, I'm not sure. And apparently, none of these yankees have ever seen anyone get their hair cut in the front yard. It's just not something they do up here, I reckon. Soooo, I was hacking away at Rich's hair and then for a while I had a SUUUUU-WEEET mullet going on. Ohhh, it was awesome, but he refused to let me take his picture.

1.5 hours later, the hair cut was complete. Rich was covered in hair so I made him take off his shirt and I beat the hair off of him with the shirt. We almost caused 5 car accidents. Not because of this studly guy with no shirt on but because THERE WAS A GUY WITH NO SHIRT ON and it's 55 degrees. Then I was like "oh my god" .... we're totally white trash. Who cuts their boyfriend's hair in the front yard?? while drinking 7.99 a bottle PINOT GRIGIO champagne mimosas!?? When our asses should be a church?? I tell you! White trash heathens! We're going to hell in a hand basket (or a gold el camino!)

Friday, October 10, 2008

Friday Favorites

Okay, I won't lie.. I saw this on another blog and I'm totally stealing the idea.. I love it! But I'm doing my version of Friday favorites. I've asked my closest friends and family to give me a list of 25 things that no one knows about them. This week I'm showcasing....drum roll please.... JENNY!!! (Okay, can someone teach me that underline thing so that when I write on someone's name it would take them to the description of them in my blog.) Jenny is one of my best friends.. we sit by each other at work, we hang out together all the time, we text each other when we are NOT hanging out. So, without any further ado... I give you JENNY!!!

1. I can't stand the sound of rubber rubbing together (like a tennis shoe against a rubber mat…ewww).
2. I am an X-Phile and have a huge crush on Mulder (I wish he was a real person…I would find him).
3. If I had one thing to eat for the rest of my life it would be french fries.
4. I hate to wear clothes when I'm at home (only when live alone…don't worry guys!).
5. I never change my eye makeup or hair color.
6. My family's nickname for me is Fo-Fo.
7. I cannot stand to be hot. It's the only thing that makes me really cranky.
8. I talk to myself.
9. I feel guilty if I spend more than $25 on a shirt, but will drop $80 on dinner & drinks and be just fine with that.
10. I have a thing for self-help books. They're so insightful!
11. I've been told that the tell-tale sign that I'm drunk is that I flip my hair a lot more.
12. It really bothers me if I don't match…bags, umbrellas, everything. Like it really bugs me that the rims of my sunglasses are gold when my jewelry is silver.
13. In my next life I hope I am a boy. They have it so easy!
14. I can't leave a room with the bed unmade. Not even in a hotel.
15. I can't wear socks to bed. Even if it's freezing cold. I feel like I am suffocating!
16. I am a good driver…even drunk. Especially for a chick! ;)
17. I have a cook book obsession. I can't get enough. In most cases, once I get one I decide that I don't want to cook anything in it and need a new one.
18. I will only use yellow highlighters. I find other colors very distracting.
19. I can recite every single word of Gone with the Wind.
20. I'm a sucker for men who kiss my hand.
21. I am really good at Archery (kind of bizarre).
22. I prefer fake plants to real ones. They are low maintenance and never change color!
23. I don't like my name.
24. When I'm really, really, REALLY upset about something, I get a craving for a cigarette (that might surprise you!)
25. I always make a wish at 11:11. And I always wish for the same thing.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Parent's Weekend

My parents came to NJ to visit all of us this past weekend. We had a great time. Above are some pictures. We went to the city to the Museum of Natural History, took Daddy fishing in Brooklyn (crazy right?), had a Spa Day with our Step Mom. It was so much fun. Of course we were extremely sad to see them leave! Come visit us again soon!!!


Okay, I have a confession to make. I can't live with the lie anymore... I'm sick of hiding the shame... cowering because I'm afraid someone will find out my awful secret.

I am completely addicted to paranormal mysteries. WHEW.. it's like a weight has been lifted! The cheesier the book, the more likely I am to have read it. We have a community bookshelf at work where we all deposit our books we've read. I always leave mine when no one is looking... later in the day I hear comments such as "who can read this shit?" That usually means someone is looking at one of my books.

Sooo, no more hiding my whimsical silly book behind a much more serious book (Example: The Vampire of Venice Beach concealed by Freakonomics...Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye covered by East of Eden.) I'm going to embrace it! So what if enjoy my reading on the much more shallow end of the pool? Uhhh hello, it's escapism right? So what if I enjoy a series made for middle school-ers? (Uhhh, Harry Potter rocks!) So what world, this is me!! Like it or not!

P.S. If there are any out there like me, you're not alone!!! Send me a note.. I'll send you some of my favorite titles!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Dixie Chick Trivia

Tomorrow night is Trivia Night. Sooo, in order to get into the "spirit" of things, I've posted some Dixie Chick and Back Up characters Trivia.

Side note: Our parents are coming tomorrow! YEAH! They fly in the morning and we're taking them to Trivia tomorrow night. We're SOOOO gonna win with Daddy playing with us! We have a fun weekend with them... I'll post more about it later. Okay, now for Trivia.....

Q: Who loved Olivia Newton-John as a little girl and secretly wished she was her mother? This person also cried when she found out that Olivia had her own little girl. (She was jealous!)
A: Jenny! (That story always cracks me up!)

Q: Who always coordinates her eye shadow with her outfits? i.e. Pink shirts, pink eyeshadow. Green shirts, green eye shadow.
A: Leah!

Q: Who has a "AS SCENE ON TV" addiction? She goes to Linens N' Things and cruises the aisles for these "inventions."
A: Beth!

Q: Who accidentally got locked out of his room in his tighty whities on a business trip in Boston, forever AND EVER earning him the nickname "Captain Underpants"?
A: Nitschke! (That was an easy one!)

Q: Who has lived all over the world in every continent except for Africa and Australia?
A: Jenny!

Q: Who has never lived more than 2 miles from the house he grew up in?
A: Rich!

Q: Who has an alter ego named "Bob" that comes out after a few cocktails?
A: Beth!

Q: Who had a boyfriend break up with her because hanging out with her was putting him in direct violation of his parole?
A: Unfortunately, that would me. Yes - he was a loser and NO, I didn't realize he was on parole.

Q: Who had their bike stolen as a child and instead of calling the cops, went out and found the "perps" himself and shot them with a bee bee gun like TWENTY TIMES!!!!
A: Brian Murphy (He grew up in the Bronx. That's how they do it there.)

Q: Who made me listen to the ENTIRE Meatloaf album "Bat outta Hell" because it is a "concept" album. (For those that didn't know this.. cause I didn't either.. I'm a child of the 80's... a Concept album tells a story from start to finish.) I just wanted to hear "Two out of three ain't bad" and I was informed that you cannot just willy nilly go in and play only ONE SONG! 3 Hours later... I heard the song.
A: Rich

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Football, Brunch and Bree!

Saturday night we went to the Plank Road to watch the GA game. The Plank Road might be the most awesome bar I've been too. The bartenders all know your name, everyone knows everyone and even if you walk in by yourself, you're never really "by yourself." We've decided that the Plank Road is going to be the Official Game Day Headquarters for the Dixie Chicks. This honestly won't make much difference to them, we go there alot. The bar is also walking distance from Nitshcke's apartment and Beth, Leah, Jenny and Brian's Hacienda. Granted.. it's a far walk. Especially if you are wearing high heels and it's raining. Nitshcke is LITERALLY just around the corner, yet will drive his car there. Silly Nitshcke. Our Dawgs lost on Saturday night, obviously they couldn't hear the pointers that Leah and I were screaming at them. They will bounce back. Go DAWGS!!
I met my sorority sister, Bree, and Bree's Mama at brunch this a.m. We went to HK (Hell's Kitchen) for brunch and it was AWESOME! It's on 39th and 9th.. and they had all you can drink Mimosa's, Champagne and Bellini's for only 12.95!!! We had a great meal and just laughed alot. It was great seeing her again.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Gina's visit to Jersey

Jenny's "Blue Steele" look......
Gina came to town yesterday for the night. She and her husband and adorable little girl had a funeral to attend in the Bronx. They stayed in Fort Lee for the night and came by to visit us. Then her Hubby took Lola back to the hotel and then the girls went out! We just walked up the block to Napoli's.. which is the local hot spot on the weekend. It truly is a SNL skit in there... old Italian men with thick gold chains... it reminds me of a Ramada Inn bar in the 70's! I really shouldn't judge because I do spend alot of time there. The bartenders know us.. the locals recognize us... I guess that makes us regulars too. Anyway - we had alot of fun. It was great to hang out with Gina again, although this a.m. my head is hurting a bit. Nothing that the "healing power of orange" cannot fix. (Note: this is my helpful hint to everyone... Orange Sunkist Soda will make your hangover go away! It has healing powers!)