Monday, January 30, 2012

Next Tattoo?

I have this desire to have a tattoo on the inside of my wrist...I'm not sure which wrist and I'm not positive of the design...but I recently saw this as a tattoo on someone's wrist and it has stuck with me..


Friday, January 27, 2012

Sadly So True

The comment about the awesome thai places being byob and singing the phone numbers made me laugh out loud...

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Another Reason To Buy Cookies

This was meant to deter people from purchasing Girl Scout cookies...I don't know about you, but it basically means I'm buying double the cookies this year!  And contributing to Girl Scouts whenever I can!

Monday, January 23, 2012


Betts and Scholl enticed me long ago with their wine..

Namely, The O.G. Grenache

They don't have it listed on their website anymore but I'm hoping to wander across a bottle again someday...

In the meantime, Costco has Betts and Scholls' Black Betty for $29 which is a bit more than I usually spend for a random weekend evening..but it was AMAZING...a fantastic shiraz that I highly recommend to any shiraz fans...

Next up on my wish list?  The Chronique Grenache...rumor has it that they named it that due to the fact that they couldn't stop drinking it and Dr. Dre was one of the first to purchase a case...feel free to send me a case Dre!

Friday, January 20, 2012


Jess Rothenberg just got her first book published and she's pretty dang excited about it.  So excited she's filmed a video of herself dancing with said book.  And her exceptionally cute cat.  I had to watch the video on mute (stupid work during a stupid snowstorm) but I still laughed out loud at her enthusiasm.  And the cat.  That cat is not interested in what's going on...but WHO CARES?!?! YOU GOT YOUR BOOK PUBLISHED LADY! Good for you! 

I will keep an eye out for it at the library!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Holla Back Y'All!

Wow, I just posted this on my work blog for a second....ummm...not what I meant to do...glad I noticed...

In honor of awesome friends, almost being the weekend, and an impending snowstorm...

May I suggest you chair dance and/or sing along...oh, and no, chair dancing is not the same as lap dancing...

(this one's for you Pharon...)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Start Off On The Right Foot For 2012

Hawkeyes start season at Soldier Field

Although, considering how many players we've lost lately, there may be nothing to, I don't remember actually watching the game much last time anyway!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

One Man's Trash is a blog created by Michael Popek which showcases the bits and pieces that he finds inside the books that end up in his bookstore.  From pictures to shopping lists, he shares the interesting things that fall out of the many books he has the opportunity to enjoy.  I can only imagine the things I've used to mark a page over the past 30 years of reading...

Side note--

I definitely read this initially as a certificate for a $95 taco.

It is not.

Although I bet that would be an awesome taco.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Daddy's Little Girl


Jay-Z released a song for his new baby girl, Blue Ivy called "Glory"...

If you're a sucker for babies, watch out cause the sweet newborn cries at the end will destroy you...

Talk about a proud daddy..

Thursday, January 5, 2012



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You: Well-dressed, spectacled babe who doesn’t shirk from my off-color sense of humor and who walks the delicate line dividing high and low culture with poise. Impeccable hygiene. Knowledge of Gucci Mane and/or Lil B a plus.

Best ad ever.  This ad clearly describes a skinny white dude rapper. SO AMAZING

Cook And Rap And Color

I have found some great books today.  I could do some serious damage on Amazon and be entertained forever.

With sweet images such as this:

Yes it does, Lorraine, yes it does.

What I wouldn't do to be coloring some super sweet paisleys right now...

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Rich People Problems

I guess I really mean, things rich people do that are totally weird (and annoying) to me.

Things I encountered at the fancy pants gym today:

1) A woman monopolizing the vanity area of the locker room by using 2 blow dryers at one time.  How is this even possible, you ask? Have one in each hand and just randomly aim them at your head.  Does this cut drying time in half?  Logically, you would think so.  However, I'm fairly confident that the lack of any sort of technique just means your making a bigger mess of things.

2) Old man who has plenty of money for said fancy pants gym and a fancy pants trainer, clearly has no money for deodorant.  Please stop running next to me.  I can taste your b.o. and it makes my run gross.  P.S. I also felt really bad for myself for the couple minutes I thought it was me that smelled so god awful.  I will never get those self esteem minutes back.

3) Old lady insisting on wearing only her granny panties and senior citizen bra for over 35 minutes of putting on her makeup at the mirror.  Do you not put on clothes at home while you're getting ready, lady?  Is this a thing that I don't know about with people? Also, I'm horribly confused by your lack of nice underwear.  I mean, I get the weird granny panties.  I DO NOT understand the bra that resembles something that could be purchased at Walmart in the "My First Bra" section.  Once you hit a certain age, is it required that we have to go back to training bras?  If so, I'd like to work on legislation ensuring that I'm allowed to still wear my VS bras when my boobs are friends with my knees.

4) My appointment at Fresh Skin was over an hour late today.  They offered no apologies.  I also find this weird because most people in HP expect a ridiculous amount of apologies for even the smallest of problems.  For example, if you look at someone the wrong way, you may have to give them your first born child as a small spaces maid.  Evidently, I do not look fancy enough and therefore, do not currently have a small child cleaning small spaces.  I also do not warrant a simple "Sorry we wasted 1.25 hours of your time." This is disappointing.

I have so much to learn about rich people....

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Step One

Get off my butt.

Turns out, that's the only way this girl will be losing any of the way -too-many-pounds that she's gained in the past year.

So today I did this

Except it didn't include a beach or a bikini....but let's just pretend it looked exactly like this...

My 3 month goal is to lose 10lbs.  I can't yet bring myself to say out loud how much that would mean my initial goal weight is.

But I do plan on wearing this sweater every single day once I knock it down by 20lbs.

Which better not be later than April cause this sweater is largely wool....just another reason to hurry up with the skinny train!