Thursday, August 29, 2013

Florida is the Amazon

The last time I was in Florida was nine years ago. Now I don't know if I wasn't paying attention before or if Disney World is in a bubble but Florida is like the Amazon. From the moment I've arrived I've seen a ton of wildlife - wild turkeys, giant spiders, ticks, snakes, lizards and frogs. 

I'm willing to make friend's with lizards and frogs but I draw the line at snakes, ticks, and wild turkeys. Wild turkeys are huge assholes. Do not mess with them.

Right when we pull into my brother's driveway the roofers working on his house tell us they killed a snake, and in case we didn't believe them they throw it off the roof onto the driveway to show us.

Welcome to Florida!

Later on we find a tick on my brother's dog. I then think I have a tick on my foot but it turns out it's just a piece of dirt.

On a drive to the store we see a wild turkey giving us the evil eye from the side of the road. Keep driving and hope he doesn't have friends.

Before dinner I decide to go outside to explore and find a Jumanji plant.

What is this and will it eat me?

See! Amazon.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Ready for Florida. Well sort of...

I’m leaving for Florida early Wednesday morning and I haven’t done a single thing to prepare for my trip. Wait, that’s not true, I washed my bathing suit. So that’s one thing down. I still need to do laundry, pack, clean (since my mother is staying over for a night), and actually call my mother back to answer such questions as “can you bring food through security? Call me back and let me know.”

Derek is staying home and taking care of the kitties. He can expect many notes and phone calls as he is new to the whole taking care of cats thing and I'm just slightly over protective about my cats. I’m sure he’ll do fine.

I’m going to miss my boyfriend and the cats while I’m gone but I’m very excited to see my brother and his family, plus it’s Florida! Hello palm trees and beaches and booze being much cheaper.

My brother does live near the beach so Derek expects me to come back with some sort of tan. Do not expect that, I may come back with more freckles but I don’t think anyone will ever use the words "Ginny" and "tan" in the same sentence. Posting here might be a little sporadic until I get back but hey it's vacation.

Don't steal this design IKEA

My mother is staying over Tuesday night so we can get to the airport early in the morning and I know the first thing she's going to say is "you haven't finished unpacking yet?!"

But mom I can't unpack because I need these boxes for my desk and the cats like sleeping on it and I procrastinate.

I think it turned out pretty well if you ask me. Spacious and sturdy and made from items already in my apartment.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Mellow Bravo - Ridin

 This is a really fun song from local band Mellow Bravo.

Photo update and relaxing kitty style

I texted this picture to Melissa when I was going to meet her for Boloco last weekend. Classy dudes on the T. Sorry ladies, it looks like neon shirt is married.

Walking through Boston Common.

I'm having a relaxing Sunday but Bosco is taking it to another level.

Two days left of work and then off to Florida!!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Here's a secret

The globe opens up and you can hide things inside.

Hagrid is dead

I brought Mr. Binx to the vet for his annual checkup and found out that one of the vet's office cats died. Poor Hagrid. He was a cute Persian that liked to drink from the faucet. In an ironic twist of fate Dumbledore is still alive. He is Siamese. 

The college students have started to move in to my neighborhood. I'm scared. I like the way my neighborhood is now.

Now I'm going to eat some Kraft mac and cheese for my "brunch" because I'm very classy and very hungry.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Girl for sale

I'd like to think I have always been somewhat witty or at least mildly entertaining. My mother tells me that when I was a child we were in a store and I wanted a candy bar. My mother refused to buy me said candy bar. When we left the store I ran down the street yelling "ONE GIRL, GIRL FOR SALE" I apparently was done with my mother and selling myself. I also was obsessed with Oliver! the musical (I still am, long live Jack Wild!!) Well this is where I got this brilliant idea from. This is all a true story confirmed by my mother.

A shopping problem and Dark Shadows

Why do I have two brooms? Because I'm an idiot and forgot I actually brought my broom with me when I moved, so I bought a new one at Target last night. I do this all the time! I think I need something and purchase said something and I actually did have whatever I needed all along.

So yea anyone want to come over and sweep with me? It's fun because you have obstacles like cats on the floor, one of which tries to eat the broom bristles.

After my Target outing I watched Dark Shadows. It was ok but something was off about the movie. I wanted it to be more eerie. I mean its vampires and witches! Tim Burton can do that. Edward Scissor Hands is a good example of what I mean. It's not meant to be scary but it just has this off kilter feeling. I won't get into the lack of character development. Wasn't Victoria hired to be the nanny for the little boy? They barely had any scenes together. Not his best work but I'm glad I didn't waste my money seeing it in the theaters.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Arts and crafts your beer can

Take a sticker and slap it on a can of PBR. You just arts and crafted your beer can! How cool am I? Get me some unicorn stickers and I'll show you what I can really do.

I'd also like to take this moment to suggest a product for PBR. Flannel beer koozies. The hipsters would love it.

While searching for flannel beer koozies on the interwebs I did come across a pretty bad ass koozie.

A leather koozie? Now this looks like a serious beer right here. Apparently leather is a good insulator too. You can purchase this bad boy at Buffalo Jackson Trading Co. for $25.95 (it's on sale!)

Monday, August 19, 2013

The Bath & Body Works bait and switch

When I was at my cousin's wedding last weekend I discovered a new lotion that I absolutely love.

Bath & Body Works Coconut Lime Verbena lotion.

I'm very picky about lotion. Too much perfume and I'll get a headache and/or I'll break out in a rash. This lotion is the perfect balance of coconut and lime and no rash! It's perfect for summer. The only problem is I have a teeny tiny bottle of it. It was the lotion provided by the hotel so of course I took it home with me. I figured I could just buy more from Bath & Body works but of course they don't make it any more.

Bath & Body Works enjoys getting me hooked on a lotion and then being like "sorry, we decide to stop making this amazing lotion that you love but here's one that's kind of the same". Just keep making the one that I like!

The replacement is Coconut Lime Breeze.
It is a bit different but its got lime its got coconut so I will use it and smell delicious. Just stop playing games like this Bath & Body Works. 

Price: $11.00 from Bath & Body Works.

Or you can buy Coconut Lime Verbena on amazon for $39.95

Sunday, August 18, 2013

My new favorite lipstick

When a product claims to last 24 hours I usually don't believe it but ladies for once it is true! At the suggestion of a friend I decided to give Maybelline 24 hour SuperStay lip color a try. You can eat, drink, kiss you boyfriend, kiss you cats and it does not come off. I actually go up to people and wipe my hand across my mouth and show them my clean hand like it's a magic trick. It comes in 36 colors including bright sexy red.

Apply like a lip gloss and give it a minute or two to dry and then use the other end to seal everything in and moisturize. That's it! Go drink some drinks and kiss some things.

price: $9.99

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Do not watch Orphan Black while intoxicated

Especially the pilot episode. You will look like this and ask out loud "what the heck is happening?!" The only reason why I decided to watch Orphan Black was because I thought David Tennant was in it but intoxicated Ginny was getting her shows confused.

Anyways, it's good stuff. Yea for having cable and BBC America. Watch it sober or intoxicated.

Things I would buy if I could. The Cat edition.

I saw this sign on my way home from work yesterday and I want it for my apartment so bad. It's pretty much the best business sign I've ever seen.

I would like to meet whoever painted this and shake his or her hand. Perfection.

I have another cat item that I would like to buy but I can't find the source of this photo.

Kitty skyscraper cat scratcher! My cats would love this. There are a few DIY versions but they involve wooden dowels and a lot of work. There has to be a version on the internet that I can buy.

If anyone happens to come across a skyscraper cat scratcher please let me know. I could wait until my hangover subsides and search again but I'm feeling lazy.

Friday, August 16, 2013

I accidentally bought a large amount of chocolate

I've been looking everywhere for a bag of White Chocolate Reese's. After coming up empty handed I decided to just buy a bag on Amazon. The problem is that I bought four bags instead of one. I didn't realize I was buying in bulk until after I hit purchase. I think I know how to solve this problem and it involves my mouth.

The beginning of a beautiful day

Happy Friday! The sky is blue, the birds are chirping and there are donuts in the lunch room.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Plastic fetuses and keyboard jams

I decided to walk to work this morning. My legs are a bit upset with me as we haven't done a 50 minute walk in a while but I told them to calm it down we could use the exercise.

I passed by two woman outside Planned Parenthood. One was handing out cards and crosses, the other was playing the keyboard that was resting on the hood of her car. They had propped up a piece of poster board with baby dolls in fake plastic wombs glued to it. Very different than the projects I did on poster board in school.

I continued my walk and really wanted water. I didn't plan this very well. I did at least wear sensible shoes.

When I made it into work I told my co-workers at the front desk that I walked all the way here. I need someone to tell me "good job".

I also texted Derek to let him know since he worked from home today and I walked alllllll the way to work. I'm sure he will point out that I didn't have to walk to work and he's right but someone missed out on plastic fetuses and keyboard jams and it wasn't me.

How was your commute today?

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

MISSING: All of my cardigan sweaters

Where are my sweaters guys? I swear I took them with me when I moved but I can't find them anywhere. I'm finding things I didn't even know I had but not my cardigan sweaters. I'm not missing any other clothing so someone really likes cardigans and stole them.

I'm missing four in a variety of work appropriate colors - gray, blue, black and yellow. I will now have to go on Forever 21 dot com and purchase new cardigans. When you work in subzero temperatures you need a cardigan. I think it's time to slap this shit on a milk carton. It's getting real serious.

Side bar: at what age do I have to stop shopping at forever 21? I am a very young 29.

Please, if you see a pile of work appropriate cardigans please return them to me. Your reward will be me singing any song of your choosing and whatever beer I have in my fridge.

Monday, August 12, 2013

A lawn in the city

My next door neighbors have set up a kiddie pool on their front lawn. They don't have any kids, they just hang out around it or sit in it listening to music and drinking beer. Living in Allston I expected to be surrounded by college students but I think my neighbors are closer to my age (which is a young looking 29 if you were wondering). I mean they turn their music off at a respectable hour. I want to go over and hang out. How can I befriend them? They also have a grill. A grill in the city! This is almost as rare as having a front lawn.

I really like my new neighborhood with front lawns and houses. I like that my building only has six units. This could all change September 1st. This could be the calm before the college age kids storm by  for now I'm enjoying it.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

This is why I can't have nice things

So this is the before of my dress (please also notice my hair that cost $105.95).

And this would be the after.

Yep I ripped the zipper on my bridesmaid dress. At least this happened after the ceremony.

There was a photo booth and scallops wrapped in bacon. Don't even invite my to your wedding if you don't have scallops wrapped in bacon.

My cousin looked beautiful on her wedding day. I had a ton of fun but I'm glad the bridesmaid duties are over. It's a lot of work and a lot of money but I do it for love!

I tossed the dress in the trash in the hotel room. At least the ripping saved me from the what do I do with this bridesmaid dress conundrum.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Pretty much the best lights ever

My mother bought me Pillsbusry Doughboy lights at an estate sale for my kitchen. Almost all of my home decor is given to me by my mother because she likes to go to yard and estate sales abut she doesn't like to have clutter in her home. Thus she passes it on to me. Luckily she usually gives me things that I like.

These lights are pretty much the coolest. They kept falling down as I was using tape to hold them up but then Derek fixed them with some type of poster wall hanging adhesive without telling me. How nice was that? I'm training him well (just kidding Derek).

For those who have asked co-habitation is going well. I even caught Derek petting the cats! gasp!

Monday, August 5, 2013

I moved. I'm sore. I'm still internetless!

I moved on August 1st which is why you have not been assaulted with multiple blog posts everyday as usual.

I still have no internet at home which I'm going to blame on Latisha from Comcast since she claimed she would take care of tracking down the previous tenants to cut off their cable because they are idiots and never did it. Latisha never did any of that though because when I called back after the 48 hour window I was told there was no record of my calling Comcast.

Does Latisha exist? I don't know. Is she actually one of the previous tenants? Are we in the Matrix?

I am updating this from work, but don't worry this is my lunch. Mmmmm blog. It's delicious but probably bad for your health. I just wanted to let the few people that read this thing what's happening.

What has been happening since I moved:

There is a one handed man who collects cans that lives across the street.

There are rats (but outside so that's ok)

The apartment is great. I love it.

The neighborhood seems pretty quiet although who knows what will happen as of September 1 which is the college kids apocalypse.

The kitties are enjoying the windows. They can now see the outside world instead of a brick wall.

Derek and I have survived the first few days of co-habitation. We're still unpacking and getting settled in but the move is DONE. Thank God. Never move yourself. I am hiring movers from here on out.

Hopefully I'll be back in action soon with random pictures and cat stories.