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No not that kind of break…are you kidding? I’d perish. πŸ™‚

No, a break from recapping my NYC trip. I’m doing a half day of work from home today and all of my NYC pictures are on my work computer. Whoops. πŸ™‚

Why am I working from home you ask? Well the in-laws are coming for a visit and my house is a mess. So instead of spending an hour and two gallons of gas I decided to just stay here and do some stuff while doing laundry. Hopefully if I get everything done by a decent time I can go spend a couple of hours by the pool. πŸ™‚

So as a late birthday present my husband got me Wii Fit. We had left our Wii over at Kim and Tara’s so they could enjoy some Mario Kart action while we were in NYC so when we went to pick Ozzy up we also picked up the Wii and that night I set up Wii Fit.

You guys, it’s amazing! Yoga, strength training, games, etc. I’ve been playing it for the past 2 days and I’m really starting to feel it in my thighs. Plus it weighs me every time I use it and I’ve already lost 2 pounds! Which I’m sure was just the difference of not eating dinner yet, but still 2 pounds in 24 hours! That’s amazing! πŸ™‚

Go out and get it if you have a Wii…it could be our new fad diet!


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Karaoke Queen

I have to say Karaoke at BlogCon was way too amazing. I was handed a stack of books and the book with new listings wasn’t full of country…that may have been the most amazing part. πŸ™‚

No, wait, the most amazing part was that they had an entire Musical section AND they had Dark Lady by Cher. Dark Lady is by far and away the best Cher song ever and it’s interactive which I made sure every one knew and participated in.

Dark Lady

I was actually called first which was sweet, but probably had more to do with the fact that I turned in at least 4 requests. To say that I ruled karaoke at that bar would be incredibly accurate. The person in charge of karaoke actually started referring to me as the ‘karaoke queen’ a title I had to live up to.

I ended up singing:

Dark Lady
Lady Marmalade
Like a Prayer
Baby Got Back

The husband actually sang to, but only if Lacey’s Dave sang with him. They rocked out to Livin’ on a Prayer.

Like a Prayer was actually a group song. When I sat back down after singing Lady Marmalade I was instructed to find a song that I could sing lead to and my fellow BlogConners could sing back up to. Let me tell you, my back up singers were amazing and dedicated:

Me, Lfar, Lacey, Z, Lil, Margarita

You guys like they’re sunglasses? Crudely added, I realize but I couldn’t do smiley faces since this picture is made awesome by the fact that they are truly committing to the song!

And what do you know? Lfar sang with us too! She certainly was everywhere! πŸ™‚

I’ll add links later but for some reason WordPress is being sssssssssssllllllllloooooooowwww today:)


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NYC Trip May 2008

Friday, May 23 (In Pictures)

Me and the husband in our hotel room. The room was little on the small side but I kept telling my husband to remember we were in NYC and in a hotel from the 1930’s. (And also, we took this picture Monday night…but still.) πŸ™‚

Me and the husband at dinner Friday night. We had Balcan food…kind of like Greek food. Very good, and different. πŸ™‚

I love this succession of pictures. It seemed like every picture I took someone was messing it up. Though Margarita’s shots are all perfect, wouldn’t you agree? πŸ™‚ This was at The Emerald Inn, a nice relaxing Irish Pub. Lil was there too but we were sitting next to each other, so alas, no pictures πŸ™‚

More tomorrow…


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It is disgusting how long it took me to pack last night. I probably have the makings for 20 different outfits and knowing me I won’t be happy with any of them once I get there.

My husband on the other hand? Packed in about 3 seconds. It was truly amazing. It actually made me want to be a guy for a moment just so it wouldn’t take me 8 years to pack for once in my life. πŸ™‚

I’m only in my office until noon but I’m already stressed out beyond compare. Last year I was just maintaining the program that someone else had set up. This year all of my hard work and planning will be on display and I’m paranoid that it’s going to dive bomb and explode.

All I want is to get on that plane, have a glass of liquid courage (I’m kind of afraid of flying without alcohol support) and relax. Because once I leave NC, there is no looking back, the program must go on. πŸ™‚

PS…does anyone know what song and show this post title is a quote from? I had to change a word to make it relevant to my situation, but you get the idea πŸ™‚


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Check, check, check

Whenever my husband goes to leave the house he will always do the same routine:

Pats back right pants pocket: “Wallet, check!”
Pats front right pants pocket: “Keys, check!”
Pats front left pants pocket: “Cell phone, check!”
Reaches out and grabs me: “Wife, check!” πŸ™‚

It’s really cute and it never fails to make me giggle. πŸ™‚ I’ve even found myself picking up his silly routine whenever I go somewhere.

But with this trip to NYC I find myself having to make an actual checklist so that I won’t forget everything. Every thing’s labeled, every thing’s in it’s place and now I feel the need to say it all out loud, lest I’ve forgotten something. (Which is entirely possible since I forgot my flash drive for the last trip. I felt like I had forgotten my right arm.)

Not this time, though! I’m prepared to the extent of being over prepared. To the extent of having nightmares about forgetting my laptop. To the extent of waking up in the middle of the night with a thought that quickly dissipates, which is infuriating and a tell tale sign that I have in deed forgotten something. Super. πŸ™‚

I’m a mess. But at least I know that this mess gets to get on a plane tomorrow afternoon and be in NYC just in time for rush hour! πŸ™‚ Woot!


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  • Had yummy Mexican food for Hubby’s birthday last night.
    Plus side: 99Β’ Margarita Night
    Down side: Mexican Food is rough on the tummy.
  • Our neighbors decorated our door for hubby’s birthday. They left him a ‘Whoomp’ Button.
    Plus side: Who doesn’t enjoy dancing around to early 90’s music?
    Down side: It doesn’t do the “Heeeeeeeeeeeeyyyyyyyy lllllllllllaaaaaaaaadddddddddiiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeeesssssssss” part and that’s my favorite. πŸ™‚
  • My boss sent me a $50 Target Gift Card.
    Plus side: Um, $50 at Target, duh!
    Down side: I just bought these pants with real money and now I’m sad

  • Double Plus Side? Now I can buy more gauchos. I love gauchos. πŸ™‚

I’m sorry I’ve been so short and sweet but I’m still swamped at work. Luckily NYC is only 2 days away! But seriously, when will Friday get here? πŸ™‚


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Yesterday I was perusing facebook and noticed this in one of the side bar ads…


Curious, as I tend to be, I clicked on the link and watched a demo video of this amazing new invention, that’s kind of crap if you ask me. It actually makes no sense. From what I could tell it’s supposed to save you time. And to me it only seems to save time b/c you can flip it over and use the other head when you would normally just rinse it. So this amazing ‘time saving’ new razor saves us what? 3 seconds? Are we really that lazy? And doesn’t having to rinse two razor heads kind of, I don’t know, double that time?

Also, the girl in the video is crap at shaving. She literally shaves in a squiggly like manner. πŸ™‚

My BFF Amelia happened to call as I was watching this tutorial and we got to talking (read: ranting) about Razor commercials. Have you ever noticed how in razor commercials the women always shave up the leg over the knee and up the thigh in one fail swoop? It makes me cringe every time. And sometimes I even yell out “oh no you’re going to cut yourself!” and then hide behind my hands. πŸ™‚

Does anyone actually shave like that? It makes me wonder if they’re using dummy razors in those commercials. I, like a normal female human that shaves, shave in steps:

  1. Bend leg, apply shaving cream (or body wash which is what I do).
  2. Shave calf & shin.
  3. Shave under thigh.
  4. Shave knee. (Upways, sideways, downways…anyone with me on how much is sucks to shave your knee?)
  5. Straighten leg.
  6. Shave upper thigh.
  7. Shave behind knee.
  8. Rinse, repeat on opposite leg.

While I realize that not all of us shave in the same order, we still don’t shave directly up and over our knee to our thigh in one fail swoop. Since our hair grows in different directions all over our legs it makes shaving a complete bitch and impossible to do in one fail swoop.

Amelia’s Razor Commercial pet peeve? Women who shave in the tub with their leg sticking straight up. It’s kind of impossible, I’d know, I’ve tried. πŸ™‚


In other news, my mom and I are having a kick ass yard sale tomorrow. Wish us luck. I hope to make a killing so I can have tons of expendable money for the NYC trip next week! Woot!


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