Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Question for the ladies (or the metrosexuals)

What do you put on after you get out of the shower in regards to lotion or body oil, etc.? I can't do baby oil because it makes my skin break out in hives for some reason, but I'd love to hear your ideas! I need a new product.

Thanks! :)

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Hopefully the final post about this..

Now, THIS makes sense:

"Jon Gosselin Dropped from Jon & Kate Plus 8
September 29, 2009

In a stunning announcement, TLC said Tuesday morning that as of Nov. 2 Jon Gosselin would no longer appear on the popular reality series Jon & Kate Plus 8 — and the program would undergo a name change, to simply Kate Plus 8.

“Given Jon’s recent antics, there was no way the show could continue to portray him as a doting Dad, not while all this other crap was going on,” a source close to Jon Gosselin tells PEOPLE.
The series first debuted on April 16, 2007, and experienced a ratings spike once the Gosselin marriage became troubled earlier this year. This past season the couple announced they would divorce."

Team Kate.

Friday, September 25, 2009


This makes me sad...

Who knows the circumstances behind it, but this young girl didn't deserve to be manhandled like she was. She was clearly trying to get out of the way. I would have thrown my bike at him, too. I'm so over the G20 activity. Hopefully Barry O. and the crew solved some major financial issues over there at the David L. and made all of this craziness worth it.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Truth in Advertising FAIL

What I thought the shrimp was going to look like:

What it really looked like - even after being cooked:

Tiny, scary, little baby shrimp. Sigh. FAIL.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Positive thoughts for Bennett

Kelly Frey is a local newscaster here in Pittsburgh - as many of you know. She found out, while pregnant, that her unborn son was diagnosed with a possibly fatal disorder and would probably not survive. She and her husband, Jeff, decided to carry the baby to term and leave his fate in the hands of God. Seeing her on TV pregnant - knowing that their baby may not survive long past birth... heartbreaking. Kelly gave birth to Bennett Ryan today. He survived through labor and delivery and is now undergoing more testing. But he is breathing on his own. He even yawned. :) Please keep Kelly, Jeff, and Bennett in your thoughts and/or prayers...

Monday, September 21, 2009

A FAIL for me

Setting: Friends' wedding reception in Greensburg on Saturday night

I had a bad sinus headache and we were leaving a tiny bit early. We were saying goodbye to the groom and Mike said, "Thanks for having us. Sorry we're leaving a bit early but..." I butt in because I feel like I should since I was the one who wanted to leave. I say, "Yeah, we're leaving. I'm sorry but we have to... um... well, nothing really. What do we do? Nothing. But we're leaving."


Blog shyness

I started this blog very gung ho and excited about sharing my thoughts and opinions and funny stories. Wahoo - fun times! Well, I guess I didn't figure in that people may not agree with me or have anything to say about my posted topics. Hmmm. A sensitive person has to be careful about authoring a blog, I guess. (Stop laughing, sister. Haha.) I would post about things happening in my life, but nothing exciting is going on.

Um, Fall TV is starting up. I'm excited about that. I do love Fall TV. Medium, Big Bang Theory, 30 Rock, House, Fringe... and I'm excited to see Flash Forward (Yay Charlie!). Mike said that Fall TV is too stressful and he is only picking one show to watch. Hahahahaha. That crumbled on Thursday night when The Office started and I asked him if he was going to pick The Office or Big Bang Theory as his one show. Mikey didn't have much to say then. Silly boy. Fall TV is good times. It relaxes me after a long day of hardly working. It makes me laugh after a long day of being sensitive. :P

I'm going to solicit some Comments with this post. I am curious... What candles do you use in your house/apartment/other type of dwelling that last long? I love to have candles going every night (especially in the Fall), but I feel like all I do is buy candles. Should I splurge and get Yankee large jar candles even though I can't imagine paying more than $10 for a candle? What do you use?

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

R.I.P. Patrick Swayze

Patrick Swayze. R.I.P.
So sad. We all knew that he was very sick, but I guess I expected him to pull through somehow - despite the dire statistics for pancreatic cancer. But when I saw someone's FB post that he had passed, it really shocked and saddened me. Some celebrity passings hit me like that (i.e. River Phoenix, Lisa Left Eye Lopez, Aaliyah), but those were sudden deaths. I suppose it is really sad because Patrick Swayze was still relatively young and so determined to make it. It also hits a place in my heart where memories from my past reside. I have seen The Outsiders and Dirty Dancing approximately 12 times each. They were released at a time in my life when I was going through a lot of growth (emotionally, not so much physically -haha). His passing makes me remember those times with a bittersweet feeling. His passing makes me feel like I'm older somehow. Those memories are farther in the distance now somehow.

Of course, it is inspirational also to think about his life. How he was happily married for 36 years, how he starred in a television show when he was obviously very ill, how he had the courage to speak about his fears regarding his illness openly and honestly. His pain has ended. He lived a good life.

Monday, September 14, 2009


Not much to blog about actually. A week in and I'm already slacking. :P

My grade school reunion was this weekend. That was a lot of fun. My old bestie Jordan and I put it all together and, if I say so myself, we pulled off a nice little party. Granted, there were only 10 of us there, but we hung out around the fire pit and reminisced until 1 AM. Waay past my bedtime, y'all! But totally worth it. We all really enjoyed each other's company back in grade school and nothing has changed since then.


Here is the fire pit that made the party...

And the twinkly lights around the french doors..

We were a little afraid of having 'pyrotechnics' right near the rectory, but it all worked out. Thanks to everyone who made it. It was GREAT seeing you!

Aside from that, I got my hairs cut. 2.5 inches whacked off and addition of a swoopy bang. I feel lighter. :)

Here is also a random observation... Where are all the pregnant women in the world? I know you're out there because I know tons of you, but how come it seems so rare that I see any riding the bus or walking around anywhere? Are you all driving from place to place and running inside? :P It is so funny to me that when I had the boot cast on my foot, I saw (and have since seen) people with boot casts on everywhere. But now that I'm focused on the pregnant world, I never see any pregnant ladies. Just wonderin'.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Today's FAIL

Not mine this time. :P

On the elevator at work: A hipster in her twenties pushes '4' and then asks what floor I'm going to, I tell her, and she pushes '3' for me. She then says, "Oh I'm sorry. I think that we'll go to 4 before your floor since I pushed 4 before 3." I said, "No, I think that we're gonna hit 3 first." We (of course) do and she says, "Huh. You win!" Her hipster guy friend then says to his girl friend, "I wouldn't bet against her. She knows what she's talking about!" Aww... FAIL.

Go Steelers!

It starts now, yinzers! Football season is upon us. This is what separates the true yinzers from the people that aren't from here 'n 'at. All of my friends that moved here give me breeze about being excited about the Steelers. I can't help it. It's in my blood or something. And those who were born in the 'burgh and don't get a little bit giddy for the Steelers to start playing... What the?! :P It is just plain fun, people!

Who doesn't love watching Heinz Ward catch a great pass and grin that awesome grin? Who doesn't love to see Mike Tomlin be all steely-faced and cool all at the same time over on the sidelines. You know you think he's cute! Who doesn't like to watch Big Ben take the ball and run down the field and then slide between three opposing team members for the first down? Good stuff!

Of course, it helps when the Steelers play well. But I think that we all hang in there through the bad and the good times. At least, we should. It is a nice feeling to unite over something fun. Especially since that is SO rare anymore. Uh oh, I'm getting deep about it.

To take it to a basic level, Fall is in the air and the sights and sounds of football bames are just plain aesthetically pleasing. So, there's that. I love it all.

Tonight at 8:30... don't call us. We're gonna be watching the first game of the season while drinking our ICs from our frosted Steelers pilsners and spinning our terrible towels in the air!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Update: Opinion about Stud Ears

After seeing the primetime Jon Douchenozzle interview last night, I just have to say a few things:

I really don't care who is to blame for their troubles. Do any of us really? It is just so apparent that Jon doesn't know how to handle himself now. He should be spending time with his kids and not complaining his commute from New York City to PA to see them at 4:30 AM. Why is he living in NYC? That just makes no sense. He said that he regrets going to the clubs, but he is STILL going to the clubs. He seems sort of delusional. He should just go be in love with his reformed partier and be quiet for a good long while. Poor baby didn't get to have a life. He was powerless over his own existence. Pfft. You can't go back, Jon. You can't be a college kid anymore. You made your bed.

And for those who are of the belief that Kate is a possum-headed tyrant...Yes, Kate may have been tough on Jon. But she wasn't holding him captive. But, yeah, she needs to shut it also. But at least she isn't out clubbing and dating and saying that she despises Jon. I see that as more damaging. They both need to do what they SAID they were gonna do and stop talking to the media. Is that possible for them? We will stop caring. Really we will. It happened with Britney. They too can be crazy without us watching.

And that's what I have to say about that. Oh, except that I love the host of that show. Especially when he basically said, "Not ok. You have to watch what you are saying about the mother of your children." I'm a fan.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Recent FAILs

- I brought a coupon to ULTA and the nice lady told me that it had expired. I looked at the date, July 31, 2009, and was actually confused for a second about what month it was and asked her, "Really?" FAIL.

- Related to above FAIL: Someone wrote as their Facebook status, "Happy September" on September 1st. I wrote as a comment, "Haha" because in my head I apparently thought that it was still July or something. I realized that my Comment was a big FAIL that night in bed. The person who wrote "Happy September" never asked why I wrote "Haha." FAIL.

- My friend asked me how to spell cancellation. She said that she didn't understand why spellcheck didn't correct her when she spelled it with one 'l'. I said, "It only has one 'l' unless you are just writing cancel." Cancell? Yeah, FAIL.

Opinion: Shut It

Sigh, why do I care about this stuff? Celebrity life has nothing to do with my life. I know this! But I'm intrigued like a lot of Americans are. Well, I'd say like most human beings are. I won't leave out the Canadians or even the Ukrainians. They care, I'm sure they do. :P I have said this so many times and will continue to say it... Jon Gosselin is a horrible man and needs to SHUT IT! When he popped those douchey stud earrings into his ears and bought the crates of those even douchier Christian whatever his name is t-shirts, he lost all bearing on reality. How does he not think that his publicly stating that he despises his soon-to-be ex-wife won't get back to his 8 kids someday? How does he not think that this all won't affect them? His bad choices. His poor judgement about with whom he spends his time and how he spends his money. It will all affect those kids and I'm going to venture to say not in a positive way. I guess I feel strongly about this since I'm a 'product' of divorce. I have so many false memories about my own parents' divorce about how I was somehow responsible and my Dad's actions and he didn't even do any of the things that I thought that he did (i.e. leave us for good when going out to get balloons for my 3rd year birthday party). Kids are fragile and vulnerable after divorce. It is just a fact. I thought that I wasn't affected, but I am finding out that I was. I didn't want to blame my parents for any insecurities or trust issues that I may have, but I can't say for sure that this is true. So, continuing to date tons of trashy women and continuing to badmouth the mother of your children over and over again in the media is just so sad.

And get off the phone when you're with your kids! Ugh.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Labor Day 2009

Ahh.. Labor Day. Day of no Labor. I like it. I'm not a huge fan of labor to begin with, as most that know me can attest; therefore, I an a big fan of this particular holiday. We just saw a piece on the Sunday Morning show about outlawing any labor or shopping on Sundays. Interesting that this used to be true in America. My first reaction was, "Jeez. When would I go shopping?!" But ya know, it may be a good idea to have a day when we are all forced to relax and spend time with the people around us or read or talk a nice leisurely walk. But of course, my reaction to that thought was that then there'd be too many people at the park or walking around in the streets 'relaxing' and getting in my way. So, I guess we should just leave well enough alone. :P

I have no particular purpose for starting this blog. I wanted to have a place to jot down my thoughts and let people know what is going on with my life. There are many things happening in my life now, so I guess it could turn out to be interesting. Or it could be a dud. But, I'm going to stick with it for a while and see what happens. Some funny stories could show up, some recipes, or some rambling thoughts. We'll see...

Speaking of things going on, Mike and I are going to start to try to conceive. 38 years old seems like a good a time as any to start. I'm trying to get the hang of figuring out what I need to know in terms of fertility and all things related. I knew from some friends' experiences that there were many things involved, but I thought that I could just skip all of that and go right to the part where I say, "Would ya look at that? A plus sign!" Not gonna happen. I won't document all of the details, but ladies... you probably know what I'm talking about. I'm nervous about it all for many reasons. Obviously age brings on fears of risks and chances and all of that. And I wonder what it means that I pretty much had to breathe into a paper bag when I watched an episode of '16 and Pregnant' on MTV today during the part of the episode when the teenager was giving birth. Yeah, I know what happens when a woman goes into labor, but that poor girl was freaking out and in some ka-razy looking pain. Haven't they figured out how to give an epidural by any other means than a huge friggin' shot in your back? They should work on that. I am excited about it all, but I really have to up my tolerance for anything past a bruise in order to be a happy pregnant lady. How can you be equal parts excited and equal parts freaked out? It is a teeter-totter existence, but so it is. That's life.