We decided to go to trivia last night and I’m glad we did since we came in second. We’re number two [insert poop emoji here]! I knew it would be our night when we got an Even Stevens question, one can appreciate Shia LaBeouf pre-douche phase. Our food still took forever though, I will blame that on Andy since he decided to order a pizza when the waitress warned it takes a while. Ugh! I was ravenous by the time my food got to the table.
In other news, I ordered a mini stepper with resistance bands to actualize my plan of “in front of TV exercising.” It should arrive tomorrow, yay!
You can officially welcome me to the year 2013, since I just finished Breaking Bad after a Netflix binge over the past few weeks. I didn’t know what to do with myself, so I decided to re-watch Dexter from the beginning. I haven’t watched any Dexter episodes again since I stumbled on it back in 2008 or so.
Thankfully, I don’t really remember what happened in the first few seasons because I also binge-watched that. I guess my subconscious must be trying to fill the “new season of Dexter void” which usually occurs in September. I also forgot how overly “chipper” Dexter is in the beginning. As the show progresses he gets more dark and sullen, which is much more believable.
Speaking of TV (and the fact I’m in love with it), I pretty much concluded my workouts need to be things I can do while watching my DVR. So I’m thinking of stopping Daily Burn and creating workout routines that I can do while watching some trash TV. I have no issues with Daily Burn, but I just don’t feel jazzed enough to do it everyday. So, I’ll be investing in a portable stepper (or elliptical), compact exercise bike, and maybe a portable electric treadmill. We already have an exercise bike, but it’s big and in the basement. There are no TV’s in the basement, so not sure how often I’ll end up using it. Thankfully I’m not the only one that wants to do ‘in front of the TV’ workouts, so there are lots of routines I can print out already.
I got my September Ipsy bag last night. This month I got Crown Brush Duet Eyeshadow Brush, Pacifica Natural Waterproof Eyeliner, Cailyn
Art Touch Tinted Lip Gloss, Mitchell and Peach Luxury Hand Cream, and Nourish Organic Moisturizing Cream Face Cleanser. I haven’t tried anything aside from the hand cream and lip gloss yet. I like the hand cream and the gloss is a really nice and rich red color which is great for fall. I’ll report back when I try the other items. The bag this month is metallic with studs, so of course I love it!
I purchased the Ipsy monthly subscription on my own, all opinions are my own.
I’m not ready for the cold yet, I was enjoying summer very much. Okay, so maybe I was sick of humidity. But that doesn’t mean I was ready to switch from flip flops this morning. I was hoping I could manage another couple of weeks with sandals, but it doesn’t look like it will be possible. It looks like it will be in the 70’s a couple of days this week, so I will definitely wear my sandals then. I guess that is a good compromise!
[photo] It’s a sad day when you have to switch from sandals to sneakers. But I picked one of my favorite pairs of sneakers to soften the blow.
Andy and I watched the “The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story“. Like most Lifetime movies, I take them with a grain of salt. Not sure how I feel about the TUSBTBS, but it was definitely a little cheesy. I would like to know how true some of it is, since it’s only from the point of view of Dustin Diamond. Plus, the fact it’s “unauthorized” deters me from how truthful the story could be. I didn’t watch the show that much, as I wasn’t great at remembering to watch anything that wasn’t on Nickleodeon. But the Lifetime story was okay. I think they did a good job casting look-a-likes for Screech, Lisa, and Jessie. The casting for Kelly, Zack, and AJ was just so-so.
My 30th birthday party was a lot of fun. I will go out on a limb and say it’s the funnest birthday I’ve had, evidence is the fact I almost lost my voice. This phenomenon used to happen all the time during high school dances, so I assume my voice gets lost as the fun goes up. Anyway, I got a Samsung smart watch from Andy and he just “loves” the fact I keep calling his phone with it and asking him “hello, is it me you’re looking for?”. It’s really cool! I can make/answer calls, view/answer text messages and emails! I also programmed it to work with my TV. I feel like Penny from Inspector Gadget. This sorta makes up for never getting a computer book for my birthday as a kid. Though, I guess I could find a book cover case for my iPad and call it a computer book! We started the day by heading to vet to meet a kitty that is available for adoption. We brought Zorro and he was a complete jerk to the cats, so it looks like we will be a cat-free household. Oh well, I had a feeling he would be too hyper for a cat anyway. After we got back, we went to IHOP for birthday pancakes. I opted for strawberry/banana pancakes with a side of hash browns. We also sat next to the worlds most annoying couple. I assumed they were annoying because I was hungry, but once they left Andy immediately said as much. Glad it wasn’t just me!
[photo] 1) Smart watch 2) Pancakes 3) Say Anything 4) My rad outfit 5) Say Anything again
1) Selfie time in front of the plank walls 2) Attempting to pose 80’s style 3) I was pretending to be a ballerina (stole this from Ginny) 4) Erin saving me from pretending to be a ballerina (stolen from Ginny) 5) More cheesy 80’s poses
I had to start getting ready for my party early to ensure we could get a decent spot at the bar where we could have our own section. The waitstaff at The Avenue was amazing and offered us their room downstairs that had a bunch of tables and a couple of dart boards. It was perfect! Since Erin and I got there early, we got our photo-ops in. She managed to get a giant can of Aqua Net and we spritzed our hair to hold up for the night. Erin attempted to feather her hair but it wouldn’t stay. I braided mine and the crimp didn’t hold as much as I would have liked, but I’m sure the Aqua Net helped hold it. I also brought a pack of 100 glow stick bracelets as party favors. The waitstaff also wanted in on the glow stick action, so we happily obliged.
1) I feel so neon! 2) Erin and I decked out in glow gear 3) Aqua Net selfie! 4) Fi came as a rapper, it was amazing! 5) Jamie rocked an Aerosmith tee and crimped hair
Unfortunately, college foozball is thing north of the Mason-Dixon too, so they had to broadcast the stupid BC game on the speakers and TV’s. We didn’t have much time for 80’s music during the game. Thankfully once it ended, we were able to continue hi-jacking the juke box to play strictly 80’s music. The bar should really consider having an 80’s night each week, a lot of people upstairs loved the music selection. I think we did a great job with hi-jacking, only a couple of non-80’s songs got played. Sorry folks that don’t like 80’s music, go watch your college foozball elsewhere! We (of course) danced our faces off in front of the dart boards…don’t worry no games were happening at the time!
I think LA should be voted “best hair”, it was awesome!!!
The night wouldn’t be complete without Ginny and I doing our signature dance to Come on Eileen by Dexy’s Midnight Runners. The dance basically involves a lot of synchronized leaping from side to side for 4 minutes. I have no idea how we managed to do this easily when we were 15…which was 15 years ago. [[cries]] I think Ginny and I should open a gym called Dexy’s Midnight Jumpers and just dance to Come on Eileen. Our members would have no problem staying in shape, I mean that’s how we stayed in shape in high school. We didn’t need to track team for that shiz!
I almost forgot to mention I had cake with my family today and my mom got me a pretty orchid and there were balloons! My dog (of course) keeps trying to yank the ribbons so he can play with them. I told him “NO!” as I don’t want him pooping mylar later.
I got new sunglasses and an orchid
13 Going On 30 is one of my favorite movies!
Today is my 30th birthday. YIKES! I’m never one to freak out or lie about my age, then again didn’t feel hiding the fact I was in my 20’s. Do people seriously do that?! Anyway, 30 kinda freaks me out a little. I think it’s because it’s a whole new decade and there are invisible expectations that must be lived up too. I was never one to follow expectations for age, always more of a “in due time” this that or the other thing will happen. Part of me is really nostalgic for the old times. Like having sleep overs in middle school, graduating high school, and being in college.Now all of a sudden I feel like I need to buy a house, get married, and start popping out kids. UH…NO!
That’s a really tall order to fill for a 30-year-old, and all these things are certainly not going to happen overnight. I think I need to let go of these invisible threads. Everyone is different and things happen at varying speeds. I need to treat 30 like version “29.2”. I also need to shake all the preconceived notions I had about turning 30. People change, times change, and your mind changes. To that I say, cheers to growing at your own speed and to hell with age-expectations!
My BFF and I have an odd obsession with a movie called Hysterical Blindness, which came out in 2002 or so. We both saw it on our own and somehow it came up in conversation a few years ago. We were both like, “wait, you’ve actually watched that movie too?!” I’m pretty sure not many people have, since it was a made for HBO flick. This movie is actually kind of sad, but we watch it together once in a while and laugh at the accents. It stars Uma Thurman (Deb) and Juliette Lewis (Beth), two girls from Jersey looking for love at a local dive bar each weekend. It’s called hysterical blindness because it’s opens with Deb suddenly going temporarily blind from stress at work. She does recover her vision within a few hours at the hospital.
Beth lives on her own with an 11 year-old daughter named’ Amberrrrr Awwwtumn’. Man, I wish I had a sound clip of her calling for her daughter. Deb lives with her mother in a house in suburbia. Deb becomes really desperate to find a boyfriend so she has Beth tag along during her weekend bar hop to this divey place. She has a special parking spot for her 84′ Camaro right next to some train tracks and always carries a huge bottle of Aquanet in her bag. I guess Deb becomes obsessed with this asshole guy who has “Patrick Swayze eyes, ya know?!” that doesn’t treat her right. Deb learns her lesson after the guy stands her up for dinner, and she freaks out on him in the middle of the bar. But when tragedy or difficulties strike Beth, Deb, and Deb’s mother in movie, they find solace within each other.
Anyway, Erin and I quote this movie all the time with lines like “OH MY GOD, DEB!” “They could tell it was really serious!” “You’ve got Patrick Swayze eyes, ya know?” “I’ll order something sweet, like a Sex on the Beach”. We decided to sorta dress like Beth and Deb for my 80’s themed birthday party this weekend. Erin is going to be Deb and carry around the Aquanet, then smash it on the sidewalk when she gets mad at me (Beth). I’m sure Andy is going to be really happy to hear our Jersey accents and the smell of smashed Aquanet permeating through the streets. Unfortunately, we will not be casting a role for the Camaro. Parking is a bitch in my area anyway. Plus your car will get crushed by a train or college student if you park next to the tracks.