I feel like I haven’t had a chance to relax this week, between the concert and going out! We had a really fun work outing this week. We got to leave at 11:30am and head out for some ice skating and lunch in Southie. We rode along in school buses and honestly don’t think I’ve been in a bus since 10th grade. I can’t believe how little leg room there is! They also have seat belts now. I never had seat belts in the school buses growing up! I was nervous to skate because I haven’t gone ice skating since 6th grade. I was a little wobbly at first, but I hit my stride after 15 minutes. I ended up with hockey skates instead of figure skates, so I couldn’t stop properly. I pretty much skated slow, but no shame in that! We all had a really fun time, I want to skate more but it’s tough to find a rink with decent “free skate” time.
After a couple hours at the rink, we went back on the magic school buses and headed to Harpoon Brewery. We had our own section in the back of the beer hall. We were split into groups to go on tours. It was so much fun! I was happy to use my 3 free drink coins on Raspberry UFO and Pumpkin Chai beer. I kept a wooden coin as a souvenir so I can pretend I’m a pirate. We were forced to wear big plastic goggles on the brewery tour, but it was worth it. We also got the hugest pretzels I’ve ever seen, with a big selection of dipping sauces. The staff was great and even gave us a batch of the cinnamon pretzels as well.
We hit a bunch of traffic on our way back to work, so I didn’t get home until almost 6PM. Once we got home, Andy and I headed to the year-end ski sale at the XC course we go to. I’m now the proud owner of some lightly used skis, boots, and poles. I think the poles are too big, but I’m not worried about it. Worst case I can get another set, they aren’t expensive. After the sale, we went to trivia with some friends and we came in 4th. I was pretty beat by the end of the night, since I was also drinking during trivia.
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I had to replenish a few things from Sephora, and while I was at it decided to try a few new things. I’m not sure either of these are “new” products per-se, but they are new for me!
I really like the Benefit POREfessional, it’s pretty similar to the Avon’s MagiX Face Perfector I currently use. So I will probably use up my Avon supply before switching to the Benefit version. I like to use it alone after I’ve put on face cream. It gives my skin a nice velvety texture and helps minimize those pesky pores!
I was reading Lindsay’s blog post about the Anastasia Brow Wiz and decided to try it! I’ve over-plucked my eyebrows so they aren’t as symmetrical as I would like. This is a great solution! I use it in conjunction with Anastasia’s brow gel to get my brows to stay put. The very fine pencil really helps to blend in so you don’t look like you’re Uncle Leo with the painted-on brows. The fine brush on the other end is another handy tool. Overall, I would definitely buy this product again and made it part of my make up routine.
This month, I got the Maven March Core Classics Box with a nail color add on. My order just arrived today, so I haven’t had a chance to use anything yet. I’m most excited about the Oxygen Nail Treatment, since I have brittle nails.
Other goodies this month include:
- Cleanup Tool: Designed to clean under nails and wipe polish off skin
- Tania nail color: Multdimensional mermaid teal glitter
- Freedom Polymer Top Coat: quick-dry formula cures smudge-free under natural light in just five minutes; no UV light required.
- Oxygen Nail Treatment: Complete nail care and make-up all in one bottle. Results are nails that are structurally stronger, and less prone to breakage and splitting.
This phrase is an inside joke between my BFF Erin and I. It stems from the time she got pulled over and couldn’t figure out why. All she could think of, was getting a ticket for the crime of rockin’ out to Diamonds on the Soles of her Shoes. When she told me this story, I was all “I hope you told the cop Paul Simon is not a crime!” Being huge dorks, I was super excited to get a phone notifications from my app BandsInTown that Paul Simon was coming to town with Sting. I texted Erin at 6AM that morning to tell her the news! I managed to get pre-sale tickets a week later and we’ve been counting down the days till the show. Erin met me at my apartment yesterday and we trudged down to the bus in 20 degree weather. We waited 20 minutes for the express bus, only to have the ass hat bus driver zoom right past us! He didn’t even look at us flailing our arms like wacky waving inflatable tube man. RUDE! Since we were desperate and freezing, we took a cab to the Garden.
This was the first time I’ve ever been early for a concert. I have to say, it was pretty relaxing! We managed to get some food and find our nose-bleed seats without a problem. I even smuggled in my awesome camera so I could pretend we had good seats!
I downloaded a set list, but they didn’t really follow it. It was interesting set up though. Sting and Paul Simon sang 3 songs together, Sting had a few songs on his own, back to Paul, then back together. I was really excited to hear Roxanne, Desert Rose, Message in a Bottle, Diamonds on the soles of her shoes, 50 Ways to Leave your Lover, and Graceland. They didn’t sound old and tired, but full of life and energy. God bless em’. Over all, it was a great show. We didn’t let the cranky dude in front of us ruin our fun either! I didn’t really hear what he was griping about, but apparently I was having too much fun. I just nodded and smiled and continued to enjoy the concert doing whatever it was that this guy yelled at me about. We made a point to cheer and clap extra loud, subtly positioning our hands in the direction of his ears. Hey guy, PAUL SIMON IS NOT A CRIME!
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I woke up late this morning, hoping I could get the tub cleaned before I went to my parents house. That didn’t happen, so I delegated the task to Andy. haha! Anyway, after I got back from visiting my parents, I had to pick up frozen dog poopsicles from the backyard. YUCK! But it needed to get done before the snow covers them up again. Anyway, I somehow managed to get some dog doo on my hand while bagging it. Oh the joys of dog ownership! I hate it when that happens, I feel like I need to burn my hands in the sink to get it off.
It’s been super busy at work the past couple of weeks so I had to work a few hours today. At least I got myself caught up. I’m hoping things quiet down since I’ll only be in the office a few hours on Wednesday before we leave on a company outing. The outing should be fun! We’re going ice skating and eating lunch at the rink. Afterwards we get to tour Harpoon Brewery. I can’t wait, it should be a fun day at work. haha! I wish this could happen every Wednesday!
I managed to distribute my Avon catalogs around the city and set up a Facebook shopping event. I’m trying to jump start into spring since I’m beyond over winter! It’s supposed to snow tomorrow, but thankfully it’s not going to be that bad (I hope). I should probably head to sleep early tonight, I mean earlier than usual. Erin and I are going to see Paul Simon with Sting tomorrow and we are beyond excited. We’re old ladies at heart!
Now Andy and I are watching the remake of Carrie. I like the original version better, but haven’t seen it in at least 10 years. I don’t get how her prom date could die by getting an empty bucket to the head from 10ft above? I also don’t get why she gets mad at the gym teacher. She was the only one that was nice to her! I will say that Julianne Moore does a great job as the crazy mother.
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I have a couple of things I wanted to review from my recent Sephora order. But after getting an email from Sephora regarding new lux items, I thought I would turn the tables a little bit. Here are some things I WON’T be buying, ever!
I was intrigued to try the SK-II Facial Treatment Essense, until I saw the steep price tag! $100+ DOLLARS?! Umm, yeah, I think I’ll pass. Not only that, I’m not entirely sure I understand this product. Apparently it contains Pitera? What the hell is that shiz? Unless it’s pure diamond dust mixed in with platinum oil and strands of a unicorn tuft, how the heck can the price be justified?!
This Fresh Nourishing Honey Mask sounded interesting until (again) I saw the price tag! Even if I was loony enough to spend $130, I’d be too afraid to use this stuff! You can get honey from the supermarket for $2. I think it’s easier and (cheaper) to just slather real honey on my face and watch the bees attack.
I’m too tired to go out again tonight, so I’m hanging out and watching the later half of Sydney White (Amanda Bynes pre-insanity). I’ve never watched this before, but it’s a little Revenge of the Nerds-ish. There is also a guy that walks around with a dog puppet and for some reason, I don’t even question it.
Our team trivia name was Blood for Cream this week. We didn’t do that great, but it’s probably because we’re one of the few teams that doesn’t cheat. I wish people wouldn’t use their damn phones to get answers! Why bother playing if you need to use your phone for answers? Not cool guys!
Anyway, I’m so done with winter. I just want to get out of February already! Not that March is looking so good right now, considering we’re supposed to get another 74″ of snow. *cries into keyboard* I decided to buy a new hat and glove set at work today to “cheer” myself up. It kept me warm considering it’s been too damn cold this week. Can we just cancel the rest of this winter crap? We’ve all had enough! Please?!!!
It’s been very busy around recently, so I haven’t been able to carve out time to blog. But I’m back from my ski trip in NH and have loads of pictures! We stayed at a hotel in Franconia, which is in the White Mountains of NH. I haven’t been to that area in a while, since my friends and I used to camp up there in the summer. It’s really beautiful in that area, but it’s a bit of a drive to get up there. When we got there, we had a lunch at a cool spot called Mojo’s, which had really interesting decor. We also decided to visit North Conway to do some outlet shopping.
After some outlet shopping, we made our way back to the Loon Mountain area. Since it was dark out, went to see the Ice Castle all lit-up. Neither of us realized the ice castle was going to be a “thing”, and we waited in line for an hour to get inside. Thankfully it was an almost-tolerable temperature otherwise I wouldn’t have survived since I was wearing leggings. The line would have also been more tolerable if we weren’t stuck next to Debbie Downer from SNL! She spent the entire hour complaining about how cold she was to her boyfriend in line. It was so bad, that the woman also next to her was prepared to give Debbie her son’s hat in an attempt to shut her up. At least I wasn’t the only one annoyed with her, a woman was willing to sacrifice her son’s warmth to get this lady to shut her face! I wanted to tape the hat down her throat and possibly hold her face into a snow bank, but the line forked and we made sure she wasn’t near us. [/end near homicidal rage]
The ice castle was pretty awesome! They had a snow man inside that looked it was from the movie Frozen. The jury is still out if it was worth the line, and being stuck next to the most annoying woman in the world. But, I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves. The castle was created by freezing dripping water. The icicles were really pretty! They added color-changing LED lights so it changes colors at night. There were also slides and tunnels as well.
After the castle, we decided to thaw out and have some dinner. We then headed back to the hotel so we could squeeze in some swim time before the pool closed. That morning I had the best French Toast, ever! It was so yummy!
After breakfast we headed back out for some cross-country skiiing. I definitely fell a bunch of times because the terrain was icy and some of the slopes were blind and involved being able to turn fast. I was not experienced enough to handle some parts of the trails, but overall I think I did a good job! I mean, I didn’t break anything or go hurling off a cliff into a freezing river, so that’s a win.