Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Hot Guys, New Phones and Kenny Freaking Chesney....oh and Irene

So just wrapped a very busy and super fun week. This is probably the best week I've had, staying local, since I got laid off. Which was 8 months ago, for those of you keeping track at home.

On Weds, I made a significant purchase, I bought an iPhone. Very exciting news!! Now if I could just get this bitch to work like my blackberry and we'd be in business. Many cool things about it (Words With Friends, built in ipod, flashlight) but some things I still need to get adjusted to (not being able to delete email from both handset and inbox jointly).  As much as I wanted an iPhone, I just wasn't financially ready for such a splurge. But the BB had other thoughts, 2 weeks after taking a 6 story dive off Lindsey's balcony, she finally went schizo. It was pretty rough, mostly for my credit card, which took a $220 hit, to leave BB for the Apple fam.

After making a damn car payment sized dent at Verizon,  I had to rush to Tbag's. We went to Milan Lucic's "celebrity" softball game in Lowell. Besides the hockey players, Lenny Clarke from Rescue Me was the biggest name there. That is unless you count the sports and weather guys from the Boston tv stations and the traffic girls from radio. Which I don't. It was at the Lowell Stadium where the Spinners play, so only room for about 5,000 people, very intimate.  It was super fun and very inexpensive: tix were $10 and beers were $4.50. The best? Dennis freaking Seidenberg was there! And Nathan Horton! So. hot. I said to Tbag, if it wasn't for all the damn kids and the crazy, super Bruins fans, we would've had a front row seat and they would have fallen in love with us. But alas, it wasn't meant to be.
Then to make my week even better, I spent Saturday at Country Fest!!! So much freaking fun, even though stupid Hurricane Irene came a little early. But I actually liked the rain. I was never enough where you had to take cover, but enough to make it fun. It kind of tied everyone together, with all the ponchos and umbrellas. One of my favorite summer activities is tailgating at a country concert and this time was no exception. There is just something about the atmosphere, everyone is friendly and welcoming. Cornhole, Beirut, ladder golf (or in this case, Redneck golf), drinks, music and people are everywhere. Zac Brown AND Kenny Chesney? If it wasn't for them, I could stay out in the lot all night.


Now, I am officially broke, so the fun stops for awhile. And don't think I don't make a connection between my funds being wiped out and the end of summer....it's a horrible coincidence.

As for Irene, she was a major bust in my neck of the woods. I'm thankful of course. Hearing about the death and destruction up and down the East Coast is just horrible. I know that it is better to be safe than sorry, but people in MA stocking up for 2 weeks of life cut off from the outside world is slightly ridiculous.

Also, ease up, huh Mother Nature? A tornado, earthquake and a hurricane in 6 month's time....in Massa-freaking-chusetts? I know we're dropping the ball as a nation, but for shit's sake.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Ms. Kearns to Mrs. Corr

My Gwendy got hitched!
Last Friday, my wonderful friend Gwen and her longtime bf, Pat tied the knot! I had a great time, as I obs expected. They had a photo booth AND a candy bar. What more could a girl want? I brought my forever friend Katie, as my date. She's sarcastic, opinionated and doesn't take shit from anyone; we get along famously! Gwen looked absolutely beautiful (no surprise there) and Pat cleaned up pretty well. They just bought, fixed up and will be moving into their first home upon return from their Mexican honeymoon. Quite an eventful time for these two! Congrats and Best Wished Gwendy!!! Can't wait for Glee night and book club at the Ocho! xoxo

PS: look at her freaking amazing wedding shoes!

Kate Spade delights!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Pet peeves and WT brides-to-be

So on Friday morning, I go to throw something away in the kitchen...no freaking trash bag! Now, I have a list of pet peeves at least a mile long, but that has to be in my top 3. How hard is it to put a new bag in the freaking thingy?! can? barrel? whatever...put a bag in it! ugh.

I watched Bridezillas on WEtv the other night. I don't watch it religiously, but I should. I was almost in tears watching these crazy bitches. The things they say and do to people that they supposedly love, is mind boggling! Rude, hurtful, mean, ridiculous things! I can't imagine that anyone date them, nevermind hit up Kay Jewelers for a fancy 1/4 carat engagement ring. Don't get me started on the friends and family they have managed to keep over the years. If someone ever spoke to me the way these bitches talk, they'd be filming a new show: "Tiffany hospitalizes bridezilla". A swift backhand and there would be no need to be buying a trashy bridesmaid dress. That's the thing that makes it worse (or better, depending how you look at it), these woman are so disgusting! With their Kmart rhinestone jewelry and plastic EVERYTHING, it is a train wreck, a freaking horror show. Of which I can not get enough!

So I just joined this great restaurant site: Savored, you book a reservation on the site for $10 and then you get 30% off your total bill...including booze! Well that happens in all the cities BUT Boston.  The state of MA, with its 1892 outlook on alcohol consumption, doesn't allow discounts on drinks, so we get 40% off of the food total. A discount is a discount, I'll take it!