Thursday, January 19, 2012

Holiday Hangover

I'm the worst. I literally have minor responsibilities in my life and I can't even make my ass blog about the minor responsibilities in my life. The holidays came out of nowhere and pretty much kicked my ass.

Last I typed I was on my way to Iceland. Such a wonderful country and I greatly enjoyed myself.


Blue Lagoon


Glacier walk on Solheimajokull

Everything was great: the food, the quaint town, the adventure and exploration and of course, the people. Upon my arrival back home however, I was a different person for probably 2 solid weeks.

I have always been a very productive sleeper. Back when I was 18-20ish, I could easily sleep 12 hours, sometimes sleeping into the afternoon on weekends. But when I got home, I couldn't buy 5 hours a sleep a night. I tried going to bed at 10, I was up at 4. I tried 11, I was up, FOR THE DAY, at 3. Then, when I tried pushing myself to stay up until 2 or 3, I would be up at 6 or 7. It was actually painful, I have never been that tired in my life. During the same time, I was having horrible headaches and my dexterity was completely off. I have never been a clumsy person, but I was dropping everything, knocking things over, and if I wasn't bumping into something, I was tripping over it. My whole body was screwed up, my "friend" decided to skip a month too, which obviously in hind sight is a great thing, but at the time, I was anticipating it every day for over 4 weeks. Not cool.

Everytime I thought about writing, something else would come up. The best friend had her 2nd son on Dec 30th! That was very exciting news, and now I'm leaving for Virginia to meet the little tyke and see his older brother, my God son, this Sunday. I'm going down for a week, which will be the longest we've been able to spend together since Beck moved down there many years ago.

I also went to NYC for 2 days right after NYE. That was such a great time! I joined Tbag and her mom on their girls getaway and we had a blast. We did the touristy stuff during the day: Roc Center, 5th Ave, Times Sq and Canal St; then at night, we kinda just hopped around to smaller bars in the area and proceeded to have ourselves some good, drunk times. I love my Scat ladies!

In case it's not clear: I'm still unemployed. However, it's really starting to become an annoyance. I need to get back to having a real life and working toward some sort of goal. Such as a 401K.

After VA, I'd like to squeeze a mini trip to Nashville with friends in Feb. After that, I gotta make something happen job wise, and quickly gain some vacation time, I have tentative plans for a trip out to San Francisco/Napa in late spring ;)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Iceland or Bust

Sitting at Logan, impatiently waiting to fly off to the land of fire and ice. Tim manned up and brought me in, such a good guy he is. He dropped me off at 6:15 and I was checked in and through security by 6:35. My flight doesn't board until 7:55 for a 8:35 departure. Needless to say, I'm gonna drain my iPhone battery before I get on the damn plane. I have mags to read, but just like at home, I'm kind I'd over reading right now. I literally have a stack of about 10 magazines on my floor begging to be held. I won't end up reading on the plane either because, even though I should try to sleep so I get myself on the right schedule, I can't wait to see the movie options! For some reason I think I'm getting "free movies", which couldn't be further from the truth, I'd I watch 4 roundtrip, that's about $165 a movie. So, certainly not complementary. I will having a nontraditional holiday this year, which I'm pretty happy about. I can't wait for the amazing things we will see and do! Happy Thanksgiving!!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Dear Dad


It's been 15 years and one day since you passed away. I wish I had the chance to say goodbye.

I Love You.


Wednesday, November 9, 2011


That was one of the favorite sayings of the wonderful Jo-Jo, my friend Eryn's grandmother. She died last week at the age of 87. Her wake and funeral and the amount of people who attended were a testament to what a great woman she was: large, loud and in good spirits. So many people, so many different families and ages, just loved her. In every setting, she was the many attraction.
She raised a great, extremely close family; kids, grandkids and 3 great grandchildren.  She made everyone feel welcome, family, friends, friends of family, or family of friends. She talked openly about taboo topics like religion and politics, and even if you didn't agree with her, you were disarmed by her charm and wit.

When E called and told me Jo Jo had died, it was sad, but we talked about what a great life she had led and that with how much pain she was in towards the end, that it was better this way. When I told my mom that despite the unfortunate circumstances, it would be nice to get all my high school girls together again, she said that one of things about getting older is that you only get to bring everyone together at weddings or funerals. It was depressing to hear that, but it's true. It's a shame that life takes over and you don't get to see the people who are most important to you until something big happens.

As sad as the last couple of days were, all I heard were these incredibly funny stories. I hope one day, my friends and family will have such great things to say about me. Jo-Jo is certainly a woman whose life brought joy to others, whether it be through dinners, stories and just the pleasure of her company.

She loved a good drink, a good laugh, and good friends. Right-Oh.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Raise Your Hand if You're Surprised

Who said they wouldn't last? Umm, everyone. And everyone was right. Kourtney and Kim Take New York is gonna be REALLY uncomfortable. I can't wait.

How much do you think I can get for a divorce special?

where you going, Kris?

In other shocking news: Jessica 6 months pregnant Simpson finally admitted to being knocked up. In a one of those cheesy ways girls like to announce they're preggo, expect with professional hair and makeup.

"I'm gonna be a mummy". Real original, Jess.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Five for Friday

To me there is nothing better than a cute guy with a killer sense of humor. I've noticed that NBC is pumping them out like they have some kind of hot, funny guy factory. Say hello to my Mount Rushmore of adorableness:

Jason Sudeikis

Will Arnett

Joel McHale

Seth Meyers

 Other things that caught my eye this week:  
  • Kendall Jenner will have a Sweet 16 special on E! Hey, if you don't try to make money off your child's rite of passage then what kind of mother are you?
Either you want it short or you want it long. You can't have it both ways.
  • Mullets are funny in a "ha ha" kind of way. Mullet dresses are funny in a "your dress is freaking stupid" kind of way.

  • If I see one more Facebook status that reads like this: "I herd the wether is prolly to cold for us to go to there party" or some other version of stupidity, I might have to tear my own eyes out.

  • Don't even get me started on Halloween. As I've been saying for years: it's just an excuse for girls to dress like sluts and guys to wear makeup without having their sexuality questioned. Call me when a real holiday comes around, one where I get a free meal or tons of booze.

  • Congrats to the St. Louis Cardinals for their WS win! If my team isn't in it, National League all the way!