Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Ela: Mmmmmkay. [Heck if I know what he's talking about]
S: It'll be huge. Like big. Real BIG. People will know me as 'that [insert blog name here] guy'.
Happy weekend, folks!
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Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Little Rus was so sweet to pass this onto me. This lovely lady was one of my first "followers" ever. I remember visiting her blog and thinking, "she wants to follow me?". We've been commenting back and forth ever since. And she has no doubt become a friend. She's fashionable, smart, kind and sweet. She has such a nurturing way about her, I get the feeling if I were to visit her in England, she'd take very good care of me. I feel very lucky to have her friendship.
Kym - She calls me her "half name twin", I always wanted a twin (and a set of twins but that's another story) so I always get a kick out of it whenever she refers to me as such. Maybe it's because she's Canadian, fluent in Engrish, makes fabulous tees, sends me candy or just knows the right thing to say - all the time - whatever it is, she's stolen a piece of my heart and makes me want to visit BC.
Jennifer - If you've read her posts, you know it's pretty darn obvious why she gets paid to write. If you haven't read her posts, what are you waiting for? Get. Well, read the rest of my post and then, get. I especially love the excerpts from her travel journals. And with every post, she lets you into her life - the ups and the downs. She's amazingly funny and bold(she once asked Juliette Lewis if she worked at a thrift shop, LOL), I've just discovered she's actually quite crafty(think necklaces not evil plans), she's got heart, and to top it off, she doesn't even know just how beautiful she is. Go tell her.
Monday, September 21, 2009
I tend to behind on awards...mostly because I stress about who to pass them onto, especially because I don't like leaving people out. Please bear with me.
4. I can't eat salads with mayo in them like egg salad, potato salad, etc. I can however, eat a tuna sandwhich. It has mayo, I know.
5. I am a clean freak and always hated dirt and/or getting dirty as a child. My mom once caught me violently scratching at my arm, which was torn up and pretty much bleeding. She was so concerned (probably figured I'd lost it at the tender age of 3) she aked "What are you doing???" With tears in my eyes, I told her I was trying to scrub the dirt on my arm but couldn't get it off. I pointed at the "dirty spot", which she had pointed out to me the night before.
Now passing onto some cuties: Janetteria, Made You Blush, Ocean Dreams, Sour Cherry and While We're Waiting
Friday, September 18, 2009
So my aunt told me I had to keep it a secret. She didn't want to steal Cousin T's moment. Yup, she's sweet like that.
FINALLY, it's out in the open. She's holding it in Arizona...next month.
Ela: Was that even at option? [Definitely NOT an option]
S: But wait. We could leave from Detroit!
S: Huh? No. Fly from Detroit...
It's hard to tell but this ring has 10 hearts dangling from it. I just heart it.
Happy weekend, everyone!
p.p.s. The night I wore this, S told me I looked "different somehow" that I looked "Asian". Seriously, I'm speechless. After 15 years...wtheck did he think I was?
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
As some of you may recall, I accompanied S on a business trip to Ohio about a month ago.
Here a few things I most enjoyed and/or intrigued me about Columbus, Ohio:
1. My breakfast everday included pancakes, french toast, hashbrowns, bacon and custom omelettes made to order (I had bacon, mushroom and cheddar.) Yum.
2. People are so darn nice.
Case in Point: People will hold the door open for you if they see you heading towards the door. I don't mean when you're a few steps behind them, I mean a good 30 feet away. I found myself scurrying just so they wouldn't have to wait there too long. This happened everywhere I went. Every. Single. Time.
Case in Point: I was walking behind S. He stuck his hand behind him to try and reach for me. Instead he
Well, maybe they're too nice.
Monday, September 14, 2009
You are what you eat?
My calves have gotten even smaller.
Yet my pants are sligthly harder to zip up. Which tells me, the weight I loss - must've been all, which wasn't much to begin with, the muscle tone that I had.
I'm "thin" but not in shape, do you know what I mean? I'd like to think that if I kicked someone it'd hurt, not tickle. I've got to get my butt in gear. And eat better as well. First step in fixing the problem is identifying it, right? Enter the food diary from a few weeks ago...
Why don't I just bathe in the Hudson River while I'm at it. That'd probably be more conducive to my health. At least it would get my heart going. Seriously, what is this? Is this a food diary or the grocery list of a 5 year old girl playing house?
Forget keeping track, clearly writing it down isn't helping anybody.
So here's the plan. I'm going to commit to getting on the elliptical at least 3 days a week so I can stop feeling winded after making a trip up the stairs. And strengthen my legs. Do some weights so I can put on some muscle. I'm going to eat a proper breakfast, hopefully it'll include some milk (I actually hear my bones when I move) and I'm going to eat at least one fruit
It's what I decided over the weekend. I'll start any day now.
How was your weekend?
p.s. Thank you so much for all the sweet birthday wishes!
p.p.s. Some of you have suggested I should post a pic of S since he doesn't read my blog anyway. I should probably mention, he ocassionally reads the comments :)
Friday, September 11, 2009
Glads - Modern Vintage available here. There was lots of walking so I skipped the heels.
- S taking the day off. This is only the third one for the whole year. Counting one he took for our anniversary.
- Me realizing there is actually something I want: S to paint the master ensuite. S promising to get it done by the end of the month. HA and you thought I was high maintenance. Yup, paint my ensuite and stick a bow on the door. Or don't. And I'm a happy girl.
- Being told by our server that two desserts, any two we chose, had been purchased for us. Our sweet friends K and S casually asked where S was taking me for dinner and called the restaurant to arrange the sweet surprise.
1. After 15 years, he still says the sweetest things that bring happy tears to my eyes.
3. He says sorry, and means it, faster than I can formulate why it is that I'm even upset.
4. How he literally sat at my dad's bedside on our recent trip to the ER and told my mom when she asked if he had to go, that he had "nowhere more important to be and nothing more important to do". And meant it.
5. That whenever he holds me, there's nowhere else I'd rather be.
What's the best gift you've ever received?
I've missed all your blogs, still playing catch up :)
Happy weekend, everyone!
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
We went for lunch to celebrate at my fave Japanese/Korean resto. Here's a shot post-gluttony. We're all pretty happy because we stuffed ourselves silly.
Cousin J loves muffins. Do you know The Muffin Man?
She wants to marry him.
And have his little muffin babies.
So she can eat them.
You will never meet a girl who LOVES these faux cupcakes more. Trust.
The last [oh, and I do mean LAST] time we did a Drive-Thru at McD's it went like this:
Order Box: Hi, can I take your order, please?
CJ: Can I get a muffin?
Order Box: What kind of muffin? Sausage McMuffin, EggMcMuffin?
CJ: [wrinkling her nose] Ew, no. Just a muffin.
Order Box: Oh ma'am, I'm sorry, I forgot it's after 11:00, we don't serve breakfast anymore.
CJ: No-no-no-no. I want a MUF-FIN.
Me [wondering: if it's only 2 syllables does it really help if you break it down?]
Order Box: Sorry ma'am, it's our po-li-cy, we don't serve breakfast after 11:00am...
CJ: Um, a MUF-FIN [making muffin shapes with her hands]. You know? Muffins?
Order Box: Er...what ma'am?
Clearly, not everyone knows The Muffin Man.
CJ: [speechless, still going on with the hands and *sligthly* panicked she's not going to get her hands on a precious ball of lard]
Order Box: Ma'am? Are you still there?
CJ: [yells at the box] A MUFFIN!!!
Order Box: No, ma'am. It's now 11:15.
CJ: A muf-fin. [desperation in her voice] I just want. A MUFFIN!!!
Order Box: Sorry, ma'am. Really, we cannot serve breakfast after 11:00...
They went back and forth for a few more times... I went from laughing hysterically to realizing that the madness may never end and realized that as amused as I was, laughter would not actually fill my empty gullet.
Me: [stretching over cousin J, as I yell into the box] She wants a MUFFIN. The things you bake that look like cupcakes. Not an EggMcMuffin or any type of McMuffin. JUST A PLAIN OLD MUFFIN!!!
Order Box: OH! [we have lift off] A muffin!
CJ: [jumping in the driver's seat, giddy with excitement] Yes! Yes!
Order Box: [chuckles] What kind would you like ma'am?
CJ: [goofy grin, making googly eyes at box] What kind do you have?
Me: [thinking: after all this time, you haven't actually considered what TYPE of muffin you want???] I die.
Order Box: Um, chocolate chip, double chocolate, blueberry, cranberry-orange, bran....
CJ: Hmmm...can you repeat that?
How could I not love her?
Side Note: I had a Quarter Pounder Meal, in case you were wondering.
Favourite feature of this dress: the studded details on the back, neckline and front pockets
She ties the knot in 2010.
I don't care how old she gets or what other grown up things she decides to do in her life, she will always be Lil Cous to me.
Cousin J, her sister, will be her MOH.
Which means, you can bet your hiney there'll be muffins at the shower.
I, have been asked to be a bridesmaid. I tried to tell her I was too old to be a bridesmaid. That at this point I should be producing offspring to provide her with a wedding party. A mini me to be her flower girl. And a mini S to be her ringbearer. I however = too old.
Cousin T: Well, you should've thought of that sooner.
Ouch. She wasn't having it.
Tell me, what'd you guys all do?
p.s. Sorry I'm still MIA...it's almost over :)
Friday, September 4, 2009
He's great in the kitchen so I'm always excited and appreciative whenever he cooks.
Who wouldn't be? Right.
Somehow, he always manages to make these occasions even more memorable. As you can imagine, I thought it would be nice to send him a short email at work, just to thank him. Since he doesn't read my blog...I'm sure he wouldn't mind me sharing it with you:
Subject: Thank You
Date: Thursday, September 3, 2009 12:29 PM
Thank you again for cooking the other night. The fish was yummy. And I know you know I don't like the fishy taste so I really appreciate how you masked it with batter and deep-fried goodness. Really, I did, cause it was sooo good. So much so, honey-pie, that I didn't mind cleaning up the flour and cornstarch dustings on the floor, counter, stove-top, island or fridge door handles. Nope, not one bit. But, sweetie, I also found this (please see attached photo).
Funny thing, baby-cakes, I think the oil you used to deepfry the fish in...was actually very hot. I could be wrong but I think that's how the fish managed to get cooked. Love of my life, another thing about *hot* oil, it also melts plastic. Weird, right? I know. Perhaps, love, maybe next time you could use some tongs instead? Just a suggestion though, sweetie-poof.
Also, maybe next time one of our cooking utensils *bubble up*, I think it's safe to throw it out. I know we love to share our accomplishments with one another, "Look what I did, babe!" but I think we can skip the show-and-tell on this one, love. I know you don't like throwing my stuff out without checking first, but I think when a spoon begins to resemble a toad's back, it's safe to chuck it.
Thanks again, sweetie-pie. Have a great day at work and I'll see you when you get home.
p.s. I may or may not have eaten the last KitKat Chunky you had stashed away. I thought it was safe to assume, you hid it...to save it for me. Thanks, honeybunch. You're the best. Kisses.
Blazer - Vero Moda, Floral Top - Kersh, Jeans - Levi's 569 via eBay
Belt - Vintage Gucci, Nude Patent Pumps - Marc Jacobs, Bow Earrings - F21
Have a great longgggg weekend!
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Sweater - Kersh, Skinnies - Just Cavalli, Boots - Seychelles
While we're on the topic of falling for things, I love when S reminds me why I fell for him...
Recently he's told me that my skin is "losing it's elasticity", "getting more wrinkles" and "looks a little dry" and that my mom "possibly has better skin". Since he's put on a *little* weight since our nuptials, I lovingly respond by now referring to his belly button as a "blowhole".
Yup, we fall for each other, just a little bit more each day.
Seriously though, I love him more each day. Bonehead comments and all.
Ending on a different note...
A little while ago, the fabulous Clare gave me this award. She's got an eye for fashion and pairs it with witty commentary...just don't let her catch you pulling a fashion faux pas - she might just call you on it ;) Now passing, in alphabetical order (that's how I roll), onto some fabulous blogs, belonging to funny, witty, [insert all things fabulous here] amazing girls, that I love:
Also, the sweetie and I mean sweetie Kristen Sara passed this duo of awards onto me. She's one bloggie friend I truly hope to meet one day. Now passing onto the some of my favourite ladies who really do *give good blog* and are sweet and fabulous to boot:
Hope you're all having a lovely week!
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Speaking of friends, a while ago Jaime passed the Circle of Friends Award onto me, Jaime's one of the first bloggie friends I made, DO check out her blog if you haven't already. It was so sweet of her to think of me. After Sunday's post, I think it's only appropriate that I pass this onto all of you. It looks like my dad's over this hurdle but your words meant, still mean, a lot to me. I really hope each of you will accept it.
Also, three lovely ladies Janet, Kristen and Aubrey were so kind to pass the MeMe Blog Award onto me. I'm hooked on all their blogs, they're all sweet and they're all beautiful...c'mon now, don't hate :)
I'm supposed to share 7 things about me. In putting together this list I've realized I'm a bag of contradictions...
1. I love to eat and will try pretty much anything at least once. Just don't ask me to eat the last thing on the table, I can't bring myself to take the last piece. Of anything.
2. I'm a super light sleeper and wake up whenever S tosses and turns (or snores). Yet, some of the best sleep I've ever received has been at movie theatres. Something about the dark, the blasting AC and 3-hour movies knock me right out.
3. I could live off of Sun Chips, Gummy Bears, Chocolate and Ice Cream. However, I never feel completely satisfied until I've had a good heavy, and I mean heavy meal.
4. Mayra may not believe this ;)...but I'm very patient. I'll wait when you're super late, I'll stay on the phone when I've been put on hold for what seems like forever, I'll wait for you to come through on what you promised months ago. Just please don't drive in front of me at 40km in a 60 zone.
5. I can't stand clutter and having *junk* in the house but I'll keep a note my BFF wrote to me in 6th grade.
6. I don't like fish but I love sushi and sashimi(so long as it doesn't taste fishy...yes, it's possible).
7. I don't have a lisp, but can't say the word "links" without sounding like I have a forked tongue. Can you?
Onto the 7 blogs, in alphabetical order, to whom I'm passing this award: All Things NYC, Always a Bridesmaid...Finally a Bride, Clothed Much, Gabby, She Wrote, I am Style-ish, Modediktat and Tic Tac Tomato
Happy Tuesday, lovelies!
Looking forward to catching up with y'all!