I decided I absolutely needed a fair isle dinosaur sweater I saw from Target. It was (of course) sold out online, so Andy and I trudged to Target to pick up the sweater and other items (like floss, my fav Duralash 135 fake lashes, and a SodaStream). Okay, so the sweater, floss, and lashes were my purchases. Andy probably wants me to make that point clear.Anyway, while walking in from the lot a random guy was talking with his friend, and paused to meow at us. He must have liked my leopard print gloves I was struggling to put on while walking. I guess I can’t handle activities like walking and putting gloves on at the same time.
Let’s ignore the fact it looks like the dinosaur will bite my boob….
I was glad I got to work from home yesterday. I’m sure traffic was a mess! I was very excited my new order of nail wraps came in from NCLA too. I’ll have to do a nail wrap review soon. We kept up with our weekly trivia event and went to our usual spot. We didn’t do that great this week, but at least cracked the top ten. We second-guessed ourselves out of a few right answers, I’m sure we could have done better if we went with our gut. The bars weren’t as crowded as we thought and got bored after trivia. We went back to our place and played Rock Band. I’m sure our neighbors really appreciated our jam session.
I can’t wait to try these mustache nail wraps! I didn’t get to pick our trivia name and it looks like the bar didn’t even let Thanksgiving happen before decorating for Christmas
My new skull top, Pumpkinhead in a football glass, and some yummy onion rings.
Thanksgiving was fun! My nephews didn’t wander in the woods and come back covered in ticks, at least we missed out on that this year. There was lots of tasty food at my brothers house. My brother and I both have Chromecast. So, I hijacked his TV after the Lions beat the Packers to play some funny YouTube vids with family members. Before I left, one of my older nieces and I were dancing to the Sweet Brown video “Ain’t nobody got time for that“. I was good and worked out after I got home. WHO AM I?!
There was food for days and some football watched.
As if we needed more proof that we’re related, my nephew is also thankful for mac & cheese. He makes his auntie proud! Makes a cute bug, doesn’t he?! He was playing a ninja game on one of nieces phones (I have 8 nieces and nephews, BTW), and was cracking up laughing. Apparently the premise of the game is to flip the ninja.
I love to read! It’s such a great way to escape and pass the time. I’ll share what I’m reading/read.
I read this within a week, it is pretty good. It has a few chapters and interviews cast and crews from various shows that were big on Nickelodeon. I had trouble with the first couple of sections. I didn’t really watch You Can’t Do That on Television, and they don’t clarify what show the person is speaking was on. I found that a little frustrating. I had to IMDB half of the people only to find most of them were on You Can’t Do that on Television. It got easier further into the book when they discussed Double Dare, Pete & Pete, Hey Dude, Ren & Stimpy, and All That. I don’t think I started watching Nickelodeon until the mid 1990′s anyway. I also liked how they got into the early start of Nickelodeon and how they selected shows. All-in-all, a good one to read if you watched Nickelodeon growing up. It makes me sad TV isn’t as good these days, but that’s what happens when you get old.
Continuing with my nostalgia kick, I’m currently reading this gem. I haven’t finished it yet, but it’s very interesting. Clarissa Darling was my idol growing up, I wanted to be just like her. Sabrina the Teenage Witch was also one of my favorite shows when I got older. So it’s no surprise that I gravitated towards this title. I’m liking it so far, but I’m into biographies and autobiographies.Melissa explains her humble beginnings and how she worked so hard as a child to get herself out there. Makes me feel silly for puttering around as a child, watching Nickelodeon instead of starring on GUTS like I had wanted.
This was another book I was rabidly excited about. I pre-ordered it months ago and forgot all about it until I saw a box from Amazon on my porch. It’s a quick read but doesn’t disappoint! Allie includes some existing posts from her blog, but also some new stuff. My boyfriend thought I was clinically insane, laughing to myself from across the couch. He just doesn’t understand the magic of getting attacked by a crazy goose or going to parpies.
I’m ashamed to say, I bought this the day it came out and haven’t read it yet. I love the series and can’t wait for the first movie to premiere this spring. I need to hurry up and finish Melissa Joan Hart’s life so I can get back into this series. I’ll report back!
It’s gonna be a busy weekend coming up. It will be filled with a fancy steak dinner and seeing Thor at a new theater. Bring it!
DISCLAIMER: I was not paid or asked to review these books. All opinions are my own.
I’m addicted to beauty products, among other things. I’m trying this new subscription service from Julep called the Maven box. If you want to sign up, use my referral code to help feed my nail polish addiction! It’s pretty neat. Unlike the other beauty product subscription services I’m part of, you get a sneak peek each month and decide if you don’t want it. Plus, the first box is FREE! I got some facial serum and 2 colors this month. I like the serum, but I have oily skin and I feel like that makes it worse. It could also be that I’m using too much? I really like the nail polish, it lasted 6 days before I took it off. I tried Padma, which is a deep wine color.
Maven box color
My order from Sephora came in today and I can’t wait to try out my new plunder! My addiction to Sephora is getting out of hand. At this point, I’m pretty darn close to surpassing my VIB status to be Rouge. That’s pretty sad, considering I’m too lazy to wear makeup everyday. I get up super early for work and I can barely remember to wear pants, never mind eyeliner! Anyway, back to my goodies. I got some new BB cream, under eye cream, Butter London nailpolish, another color of Fresh Sugar lip balm, liquid eyeliner, and Deborah Lippman mini polish. I will report back on the BB cream. It’s supposed to be matifying, hoping it helps with my oily skin. I’m trying yet another eye cream, I’m hoping the Clinque cream will be my go-to. I have yet to find an eye cream I’m 100% satisfied with.
This is one of my fav pairs of boots. They are burnished so I don’t need to worry about scuffs
Oh yeah, my thieving dog finally got a hold of the stress ball from under my bed. May it rest in pieces.
*DISCLAIMER: I was not asked or paid to review these products, I purchased the subscription and Sephora items on my own. All opinions are my own.
F you, traffic! I’ve got points on the board now!
In the battle against traffic, sometimes you can actually win. This will probably never happen again, so I wanted this moment forever frozen on the interwebs. Yesterday I was having a really annoying day. Those times when work seems to pile up like a never-ending pasta bowl at Olive Garden. I left a few minutes early because I was going to have to do some work from home last night, and of course hit some crazy-ass traffic jam. I whipped out my phone and saw the highway was in the red for days. So I yelled “F this shit, I will not be a victim!” to myself. Not sure where I was going with that, but I got off at the next exit and used the GPS on my phone. I thought it was going to take me through the bad parts of Boston, so I warned Andy if I didn’t make it home it was because I got car-jacked.
Since it was broad day-light, and I didn’t really know where the hell Google was taking me, I actually didn’t end up in a bad area. Even with taking the road less traveled, I only ended up getting home about 10 minutes later than normal. Not too shabby considering my GPS was taking me on Adventure Time through random cities. When I got home, I felt a little lighter. Hell, maybe even a little bit cocky. For once, I didn’t lay a helpless victim to unnecessary traffic that rules the road. I slapped that traffic silly! Normally I don’t encounter much traffic getting home since I go against the grain, so I don’t know why I got so upset over it. No matter, I didn’t admit defeat and for once it actually worked out. I was certain if I allowed GPS to take me home, I was going to end up in Saskatchewan. Better to end up in Canada than not moving on 95, right?
I’ve been neglecting my blog more than usual, it’s that time of year! #VEDA (Vlog Every Day in August) is something I’ve been doing for the past 2 years and it’s a lot of fun! I think I’ll post a link to one vlog per week that I’ve done for this year, I’m already behind on this idea. Way to start things off right, self!
I hope I can keep up with vlogging this year, I’m concerned with my upcoming trip to Nashville and Memphis. I’ve set reminders on my phone, so I’m hoping I can take the time to keep up with the topics each day. I’ve met so many cool people through #VEDA (some in real life others through internetting), I hope you decide to join us next year! Oh yeah, if you decide to join the #VEDA-hood, here is a link to my channel: http://www.youtube.com/btchonheels
Speaking of cool people I’ve “met” through #VEDA, Peter asked me to do a pod cast on his site. Check it out, it’s filled with insanity and be-jeweled butt donuts. It’s unedited, and we had no prepared topics to discuss. If you’re amazing like Candace, who listened to the whole darn thing, you deserve a gold medal in karate ice skating!
Making good on my previous blog post, I’m going to select one #VEDA vlog each week and post it here, for the one person that reads this blog. Hooray!!
Welcome to the #VEDA-hood! I decided to start things off right by doing a really shitty Fred Rogers impersonation where you don’t actually learn much of anything about me. I guess I was too busy petting my dog’s butt to really follow the guidelines of an introduction. High five, team Self!
My immediate area at work is primarily surrounded by women. I also recently switched my hand cream to something from Bath & Body Works. I selected “Twilight Woods” thinking the smell was subtle enough it wouldn’t linger. I personally don’t like strong smelling perfumes or lotions anyway, I get headaches after a while. I thought I was covered until yesterday, when this conversation occurred near me:
Co-Worker #1: “Do you guys smell that? It smells so yummy! Did any of you spray something?”
Other Co-Workers: “No, but that does smell really good! Where is it coming from?”
Co-Worker #2 (a guy): “I smell it to, it smells delicious like something baking.”
At this point I’m scratching my head thinking, it can’t be my hand cream everyone is smelling. Right?! WRONG! My first co-worker (the original sniffer) asked me if I was the smell source. I was then forced to reveal the “delicious scent” of Twilight Woods from my desk. I think it’s made from Edward Cullen’s sweat, that must be why it smells so good. That, or those Bath & Body people have figured out what Bella Swan smells like to Edward Cullen.
Here is a fun fact, I have the same birthday as Bella Swan. But make no mistakes, my boyfriend might be really pale but is not a vampire.
I’m writing this in case I drop dead from accidental ibuprofen overdose, then at least the internetz can be the first to know. I was cranky this morning because I forgot to take allergy meds and have been hosting a headache. I have no idea if it’s “safe” to take 800mg of ibuprofen in one sitting, but I’m still alive 6 hours later.
Anyway, I’m really sick of eating yogurt for breakfast. I’ve been sick of yogurt for a good 6 months, but still put it on my grocery list. I don’t understand why I keep forcing myself to eat it. I’ve decided I’m going to STOP this madness! But now it leaves a breakfast void that needs to be filled. Any suggestions? I’m looking for something that involves no preparation. I’m too lazy for preparations, pouring hot water into my oatmeal is quite enough for me.
I’ve been trying to grow my hair for a long time now. All this project has done, is force me to come to terms with my olden age. That, or I’ve dyed my hair so much it doesn’t want to grow fast anymore. Either way, my hair used to grow something fierce when I was younger. HURRY THE F UP HAIR, you have no problem re-appearing on my legs and yet I can’t get you to grow long on my scalp. I’m thinking of trying vitamins, but I don’t want to interfere with my daily multi-vitamin.
Oh yeah, here is an old picture of Daft Punk, in case you were wondering what in the fuck they look like. Now if only I could see Dr. Claw’s face!
I’m eligible for a phone upgrade in less than 2 weeks. I was pretty set on just waiting for a new iPhone to come out in a few(ish) months, but deciding to go back to Android. As much as I like my 4S, I’m bored with iPhone’s. I also don’t want to wait until fall to find out they are releasing another iPhone that doesn’t interest me. I was considering a Windows phone, but they don’t have certain apps that I use rabidly. How am I expected to live without Instragram?! It’s looking like the Galaxy S4 will be the winner (whoa, it’s the inverse of 4S!), despite the gigantic size. Hopefully it will still fit in my smaller wristlets and jeans pockets? I might be asking too much there!
Samsung will release a “mini” version, but it won’t be as fast so it’s off my radar. I played around with the S4 at Best Buy and it has a pretty spiffy camera, which is one of the things I won’t compromise on. So hopefully I can look past the gigantic-ness and bland shape for the great features it has. Plus, I saw a leopard printed Hello Kitty case for it, so I mean, YEAH. Hopefully I won’t change my mind a million more times until I can upgrade.
It seemed like such nice day at first! We walked down towards miles 21-23, cheered people on, and had a nice lunch. I was inspired by the crowds cheering people they didn’t even know. I was in awe of the fact these people running past me will cover 26.2 miles, the thought alone baffled me! I enjoy running, but I don’t love it enough to do a full marathon.
We decided to call it a day around 2PM and walked back to our apartment. Shortly after, we heard news of bombs going off at the finish line. The images were gory and seemed so unreal! Thankfully, a friend running in the marathon was fine, along with her parents that were near the finish. It’s very scary and sobering when something like this happens. I’m grateful Andy didn’t happen to be in office, otherwise who knows?! Thankfully we were situated few miles out from the finish line, others were not as fortunate. The windows of his building were blasted out, and there was supposed to be another bomb explosion right outside an entrance.
I’m nervous about the Red Sox game I’m attending this week. It’s in a suite with a private bathroom, free beer, and turkey dinner. I’m not sure I can enjoy myself after what has happened, I hope nothing like these bombings happen again. But we can’t let fear rule our lives, we will move on!
I’m glad the rest of the devices they found didn’t go off. Situations like this, really show how united people can become! Lots of people stepped in to do what they could, and some runners even went to donate blood immediately after. It was great to see tweets and photos of people rallying. I’m thankful for all the friends and family made sure I was okay, that really means a lot!
I don’t know what kind of a sick fuck would do this, but this image shows whoever did it hasn’t won! Today is also the 6th year anniversary of the Virginia Tech shootings. My heart goes out to all affected.