Thursday, October 30, 2014

I will be dressing up as "concerned 30 year old"

My mental decline seems to be continuing. Today at work I thought I lost my purse. I went around the whole office asking if anyone had seen it. I then had half the office helping me look for it. I decided to give my desk one more look over and started pulling open all my drawers. Well guess what. I put it in a drawer and forgot about it. I never put my purse in the drawer but today I did and rather than take the time to look around my desk and open a drawer I panicked. I'm pretty good at panicking especially when it comes to my purse, wallet or phone. Oh and my cat.

Tomorrow is Friday and Halloween. I will be dressing up as the concerned 30 year old who does not want drunk college students destroying her car. Should be a fun costume.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

I tried brushing my teeth

My dentist told me I should get an electric tooth brush. Ok dentist, I will listen to you since I have nightmares about all my teeth falling out. I will do anything you say dentist so I don't end up with wooden dentures. What my dentist didn't tell me is that electric tooth brushes feel really weird in your mouth. It's like this weird unexpected vibration and my right shoulder wants to start twitching. 

Does that mean it's working? I don't know.

I guess I should have read the directions because I turned the toothbrush on before I put it in my mouth and guess what happens when you do that.

Imagine this but with toothpaste.

After I scraped the toothpaste off my face and OUT OF MY HAIR I finally got to the brushing of the teeths. The electric toothbrush has a timer so you have to brush your teeth for two whole minutes! That is like a life time. I start thinking of all things I'm going to do after brushing my teeth, I write a play in my head, I sing a really long Tori Amos song and finally I'm done brushing my teeth. I haven't even got to flossing.

This is a lot of work dentist. I better have the best teeth you've ever seen at my next cleaning.

Here we go again! No fried food for a month.

I've decided to take on a challenge. In the past I've done one month of no fried potato products (I've done this twice and one time I failed the other time I succeeded) but this time I'm doing one month of no fried food. No french fries, no breaded fried chicken, no fried mushrooms, for the month of November. I'm also including potato chips since those are "fried". Baked chips are ok. 

I'm practically weeping typing this. I love anything fried.

I'm starting on November 1 and the challenge ends on December 1. I will check in here weekly and probably do a weekly vlog.

If anyone would like to join in the challenge (or create one of your own) let me know and I'll link to your blog in my updates.

Say a prayer for me. This is going to be rough.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

It's wicked windy out here guy

Things I must do that I really don't want to do: straddle my cat to shove an allergy pill down his throat. I tell him it's for his own good so he'll stop scratching his ears but he just looks at me like "WHY?" I found that if I do it before I feed him he's more distracted and the ordeal goes more smoothly.

We've been hit with a fall Nor'easter here in Boston for the past two days. Wait maybe I should make this sound more dire. We're being pounded by a fierce Nor'easter! I wish it was cold enough that it was snow and not rain because then I might have been able to stay home. Instead I got blasted in the face by wind and rain to and from work. Umbrellas are often useless in the city because the buildings create wind tunnels and your umbrella turns inside out. I've passed many umbrella corpses left on the sidewalk.

Derek and I watched a movie on Netflix tonight called Stake Land. It wasn't too bad and it had the younger sister (Danielle Harris) from Wish Upon a Star in it. 

I miss 90s era Disney Channel movies. Apparently Danielle does mostly horror movies now. I'm glad she's still acting, I like her. Stake Land had a horrible ending though. It wasn't really an ending, which to me is the worst kind of ending.

Tomorrow is Friday and this Nor'easter should be outta here. Here's to not looking like a soggy mess every day.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

I think I won the fashion swap

Last night I attended my very first fashion swap. I made out like a bandit.

Shoes, clothes, jewelry, cat hat - I've got it all. Thank you Fiona for hosting. I can't wait to do it again.

So I have few thoughts going on in my head about things I've been watching and reading and I thought I'd share them on the blog.

I FINALLY read the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. I picked it up at Goodwill because it's about time I read this classic. It was much shorter than I expected and was a quick and easy read. I mean I would expect so, it is a children's series after all. The scene where Aslan is sacrificed on the stone slab by the White Witch is so descriptive. You're also getting Susan and Lucy's reaction who are watching this whole thing happen. I got a bit choked up despite knowing that he comes back. We all know I'm a fan of cats, lion and domesticated.

I kind of want to try a Turkish Delight now although the photos I've come across online don't seem exactly appealing to me. If you've tried some let me know.

Moving on to what I'm watching.

The Paradise took over a good chunk of my life. I'm talking hours here folks. Damn you Netflix and your making it so easy to binge watch tv shows!

The costumes and the characters are fantastic. Total Victorian era fashion eye candy but beyond that the show is just good. The Paradise follows a young woman Denise who starts work at one of the first high end department stores in England. Of course she falls in love with her charismatic boss Mr. John Moray. I really can't blame her, Emun Elliot is wonderful as Mr. Moray. I was also happy to see Elaine Cassady who I became a fan of after watching Harper's Island. If you like Downton Abbey I would give The Paradise a shot. I think you'd like it. The show is based off a book by Émile Zola which I have not read but probably will now that I've seen the show. Season 2 is currently airing on PBS.

Sometimes I wish I lived in Victorian times but then I remember how much I like yoga pants, modern medicine and being able to support myself. It's the dresses, I just love them.

Something I have been puzzling over all day. What did Renee Zellweger do to her face? She Jennifer Greyed herself. She looks like a completely different person. I can't imagine this will be good for her career. To clarify, I don't think she looks horrible it's just that she looks like someone else.

Well that's enough rambling from me today. Back to binge watching.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Walking through a horde of drunk college students while wearing a witch costume

If you read my blog regularly (as you should) you will know that I live in an area of Boston that is inhabited predominately by college students. I'm walking down my street coming home from a friend's Halloween party. It's about 1 a.m. and I'm dressed as a witch. Here are the reactions of the drunk college students.

"Hey witch you'd get home faster if you had a broom."

"Yo, like your costume."

"Cool hat."


I appreciate that he attempted to use a levitation charm on me and not one of the unforgivable curses.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

I'm becoming senile

Last week I ordered some sweaters online. Two weeks later the sweaters still hadn't come in. I figured two weeks was enough time so I start searching my email for my order confirmation but nothing comes up. I check my bank account and there's nothing posted. I sat there for a good minute before I had to admit that I must have never ordered the clothes. I could have sworn I did. I mean I was checking the mail everyday looking forward to my new sweaters. 

So I'm losing my mind. It was nice having it for 30 years. Thank God my mother gave me this bell with my name on it last night so I can remember who I am.

Monday, October 13, 2014

If I could have dinner with any celebrity it would be Pitbull

Tonight I visited my mother for dinner and on my 40 minute drive home I started thinking about life's real tough questions such as if I could have dinner with any celebrity who would it be? The answer was pretty obvious to me. I would have dinner with Pitbull.

You're probably wondering why would you pick a mediocre singer that no one will remember in ten years so let me tell you why.

First of all if I'm having dinner with a celebrity I want an epic adventure. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and you want someone who's going to go all out. I imagine Pitbull would pull up in a stretch Hummer limo in his Pitbull suit and sunglasses. I'd bring some friends with me because Pitbull doesn't care. The party would get started in the limo. We're not just drinking anything, oh no we're going to have Cristal. I roll down the tinted window and attempt to do the Pitbull yell.

We pull up to the restaurant and Pitbull has rented out the whole thing. There's music and dancing and fire dancers while we eat our delicious five course meal. When we're done eating the whole place turns into a giant dance party and Pitbull decides this is going to be his next music video. Pitbull is so impressed with my dancing he calls me a little fireball. I wake up the next morning at home trying to remember what the heck happened. Damn you Cristal!

If you're going to ponder these questions you might as well go all out.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Work stress and binge watching Netflix

This past week at work was one of the more stressful ones I've had in a while. I'm training a new assistant which normally I don't mind but trying to keep up with my own workload and training was just too much. On Monday I felt like crying by the end of the day. I'm trying to train and I was constantly getting pulled aside for things that needed to be done ASAP. I found myself saying "sorry I'm just going to do this real quick and you can watch and I'll show you properly when I have the time". Great way to train someone right?

Training a new assistant takes time. It takes about 2-3 months for a new assistant to start to feel comfortable with the job and the first week you sit with them for most of the day. I've been trading off with another assistant for the training but I still stayed late trying to catch up.

Thankfully I have Monday off. I've been watching the Paradise on Netflix instant. I've watched 7 episodes so far. I was invited up to Maine but I just couldn't handle the long drive after this week and Bosco is starting allergy meds again. I'm not going to make Derek shove allergy pills down my cat's throat. I think it was his scented cat litter causing the problems so I switched to unscented. I think he has sensitive skin. I always get the cats with the weird ailments> I had a cat growing up that had asthma. He seems to be doing better though.

So that's my long weekend. Watching Netflix and drugging my cat with allergy meds. Hopefully I'll be ready to face Tuesday back at work.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

The news is dying and Buzzfeed is killing it.

The news is dying guys. Sites like Buzzfeed and Mashable are taking over. I'm tired of "18 times a pizza looked like a Disney character" being considered news. This is the crap I'm seeing on CNN. CNN should not be modeling their site after Buzzfeed.

I miss real reporters reporting real news. I came across this article on that literally copied an Urban Dictionary entry for fishbowl and posted it. Shine up that Pulitzer. Don't forget to thank Urban Dictionary  and "copy and paste" when you accept your prize.

Even is getting in on the news that's not news action. I go to check the weather and maybe see weather related news and instead I get "the 10 worst places to live". You are! Tell me about the weather!

Video news stories with no summary below drive me bonkers too. Sometimes I just want read about what happened not watch a video with 10 ads before I can get to the actual video to find out what happened.

Thank you for ruining the news Buzzfeed.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Well it is October

I went to my first Halloween party of the month yesterday. A bit early but I like to celebrate Halloween all month anyways.

This year I went with a classic. A witch. Honestly I didn't have time to be more creative but I was happy with it. I already had a dress so I just bought a hat and the socks.

Annabelle doll made an appearance.

Michael Kennedy was in attendance as well. No football playing allowed!

While I was waiting for the bus I got a thumbs up and a "nice hat". Kerri has a friend in town from Germany and she said that they don't really do Halloween parties in Germany unless you're a college student and it's more like an American themed party. She loved the party. I mean who doesn't love Halloween parties.

After we danced and ate at the party we went down the street to the Last Drop to show off our costumes. As per usual there some "interesting" people at the Drop. Luckily no illegal Irish men offered me money to marry them for a green card this time.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Justin Bieber keychain vs. thongs. This is turning into Spy vs. Spy

Right before we were going away to St. Thomas this past spring Derek lost his house key. If we lose the key we can't just make a copy with mine we actually have to go to the property management company and get a new one. They charge a ridiculous fee for this too. I ended up finding the key in the dryer days later but threatened to get him an obnoxious keychain if he ever lost it again. He doesn't like to use a key chain and so the key is much more likely to get lost.

Well today Derek lost his key again. I just started looking for the perfect keychain for him when he found his key. Damn I was really liking this Justin Bieber one.

The problem is if I actually ever do get an obnoxious keychain for Derek he's threatening to buy me thongs. I hate thongs. I just find them really uncomfortable and refuse to wear them. Good on you if you like to rock them. I wish I found them comfortable.

He will not use a keychain and I will not wear a thong.

Sigh, this is turning into Spy vs. Spy

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

This beer is deceiving

Derek is a little more adventurous in the beer department than I am. How could you not give this beer a try though? The can is awesome. This can is hiding something though. I took a sip and thought it was pretty good. This was when Derek mentioned that I should help him finish it off because it's an 8.0 percenter! That's a beer that will knock you on your ass. I had no idea. I guess you shouldn't trust a beer called Lucifer brewed in heat and anger. Ok Het Anker is the brewery but in my mind is says heat and anger.