Sunday, January 31, 2010

This is the true story...


of nine fabulous friends... set to live in a (piiimp) house... together and have their lives chronicled... to find out what happens... when people stop being responsible... and start getting drunk...The Real World - UTAH!

Hello babies. I'm back. & it was more like a week of the Jersey Shore complete with hot tub except that we're all like really, really ridiculously good looking (no grenade launchers here) :wink: and there was no fist pumping. Okay, maybe a little fist pumping.

Here's a recap of the trip:

- Finding out the house we rented had a sick view of the mountains and sharing it with awesome people for 5 days
- Spedrooms = Spare Bedrooms
- Drunken Guesstures & anal beads
- Waking up to a little morning snow storm on Tuesday
- Busting my ass and tumbling down the "bunny slope" with only one ski on @ Park City
- Being able to say I saw a Sundance film - Kick in Iran = BEST.MOVIE.EVER.
- Patron shots & Chocolate Chip Whoopie Pies
- The Macadamia Nut Crusted Halibut @ The Riverhorse Cafe. Holy yums.
- Tubing
- Learning new hygiene tricks for guys - men, please blow dry your balls
- Night of the Two Bucks
- Theme song of the trip: Ke$ha's "Tik Tok" picked by Utah itself against our will
- Building the first snowman I've built in over 15 years
- Icicle sucking stories and diarrhea
- Beautiful views everywhere you turned
- Playing 80 questions and getting to know my friends more than I probably should. "SLUT!"
- Daily/Nightly "Meeting of the Minds" at the kitchen island
- Mozzarella sticks...
- & toasting to "snow" of all things - although I couldn't have said it better myself

& now all I want to do is take a big ol' nap but after a week of fun and having to be up at 5am tomorrow, somehow that doesn't strike me as the best idea.

Ah, Great times.

Stay tuned for more.

Monday, January 25, 2010

"Much too good for children!"

Name that movie quote!

I've been doing a pretty good job of convincing myself that low-fat yogurt and strawberries are as good and satisfying as hmm, lets say, oreos or...cupcakes. BUT when I was so happily informed that there was a new cupcake place nearby, well, honestly, I was shocked I didn't know about it. Especially, when I found out that it opened late September. 3 & 1/2 months ago!

I hauled ass..


It's called Clarabelle's Cupcakes (crazy name, I know), and apparently they're kosher/dairy free. Which means...I was skeptical. I'm a full fat baked goods kinda girl.

I chose a piƱa colada & marshmallow filled chocolate cupcake with chocolate ganache.

You can tell they're "healthier" than others but they're just as good. They had a lot of flavor.

Rumor is they have cotton candy flavored cupcakes so I will be returning.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Sunny Friday

I just emailed all my professors saying I'll be out all next week.

Hello mini vacation! Don't you look pretty!

Lots of little things to do this weekend so I'm starting mine a little early.

By the way, have you heard Sade's new song?



Love the lyrics. I think she's genius. & she's still rocking the big hoop earrings. Uh huh!

Have a great weekend internets!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Weirdo


I look at a restaurants dessert menu before anything else.

I like my scrambled eggs overcooked. If my eggs run, so will I.

I hold my breath for as long as possible when people around me sneeze. Sometimes I hold my breath when strangers walk by me.

My grocery checkout line up: anything heavy first, boxed/dry items, canned items, meats, produce then dairy. Bread & eggs are always last, of course.

I love all milk by-products but hate hate hate milk. I can't even stand to watch people drink it.

I only buy black pens.

I only buy purple toothbrushes. Not sure why. Although, I must admit, sometimes I come home with blue ones because my eyes deceive me. I don't like blue toothbrushes. Blue is for boys.

I'm scared of the dark and if I have to walk out of my bedroom in the dark I will 1. keep my eyes closed until I 2. turn on EVERY light switch I come across.

I have to sleep with the sheets over my left ear. I'm scared someone will tickle me or a witch will cackle in my ear.

When I drink alcohol, sometimes I don't swallow it right away. I hold it in my mouth until I can convince myself that I'm not going to vomit. Gross yet true. I never have to convince myself with champagne. Teehee.

I flip my pillow to the other, "fresh" side every night.

What are some of your quirks, ya bunch of freaks?

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Churromania!


In some of the hoods in Miami, you can purchase these in your car while waiting for the light to change so they've had a bit of a bad reputation with me. But now that I've gone to their storefront, I'm afraid I may have to find an excuse to make weekly visits. No wonder this place is always crazy crowded.

Gigantic churros filled and drizzled with hot nutella, dulce de leche or guava & cream cheese?

Dare I say...better than cupcakes?

I think I do!

I got nutella, of course. Although guava and cream cheese does sound equally delicious.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Why I don't wear my hair "natural"...


that is all.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Why I LOVE New York - Reason #563

because I happen to think the most interesting and creative people live there. Perfect example - Katie Sokoler of Color Me Katie. I love seeing the whimsical way she looks at things...

like when she decided that
slush wouldn't look as bad if it were colorful and walked around the city with spray bottles filled with food coloring

or when she taped up "thought bubbles" and took pictures of what people were really thinking about

or when she spread love in the form of pink tape throughout her Brooklyn neighborhood

& my personal favorite, her shadow project


Coming across something like this in Miami would make my year! Especially colorful snow. Ha!

She's also part of Improv Everywhere who are responsible for
Frozen Grand Central, Subway Yearbook and the annual No Pants Subway Ride.

Visit Katie & her cute creations here.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Earthquake Relief


It's heartbreaking that something of this magnitude would happen in a country already suffering from extreme poverty, disease & generations of corrupt government. A country that has gone to complete shit and is so full of violence only due to the fact that people are fighting for the most basic necessities. A country that already had no hope.

I hope that this will at least raise awareness in supporting Haiti's recovery and survival.

For those interested in helping, text "HAITI" to "90999" and a donation of $10 will be given automatically to the Red Cross & charged to your cell phone bill or donate online here

OR

Donate to UNICEF here

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Confessions - Part II


I have a really large, obnoxious bow on my head right now.

I really, really want a snuggie. Like fa realz. I'd honestly wear it to bed every night. Sexy.

TMI alert: Drinking coffee is like taking a laxative. Hence, why I dislike coffee.

I like that Akon song, "Sexy Chick". Somehow, I am more embarrased about this than my previous confession.

Sometimes instead of dusting, I just blow the area really hard and hope no one will notice.

I have to dance everytime I hear
this commercial. EVERYTIME.

& my Christmas tree is still up. I have three days to get it together!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Jack Frost finally visited!



That's the roof of my car at 6am this morning!

It was 32°, there was frost on my car (at first I thought it was dew but had to scrape the crap out of it) and I was EXCITED!

Now, now, boys and girls, before you start throwing your "32°! That's summer weather up here in ___" or "32°! I'm a thug and I walk around butt naked in that weather!" OR "Y0u Fl0ridianz sw3ar 32° iz c0ld! Diz ain't c0ld!" , let me explain something to you:

THIS IS NOT A COMPETITION.

& YES, 32° is cold. Being from the South doesn't necessarily make you any more susceptible to cold weather, it just makes you less accustomed to it. So to those claiming this isn't cold, why do I see you wearing coats, hmm? I'm just sayin'. I hate when people brag about dumb shit.

Okay, that's the end of my rant. Point is...it's 32°! IN MIAMI! Where it rarely goes below 80° and our "cold fronts" consist of below 70° weather!

This...this my friends is a stinkin' novelty and I'm enjoying every second of it because I know it won't last very long.

& it's decent practice for "The Greatest Snow on Earth"!
Can't wait!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Under (but not over) The Weather


Out of Order. Out to Lunch.

I feel like crap. Whine whine. Bitch bitch.

I've been very productive though.

I've been fishing, gardening, improving my cooking & logic skills...hell, I even gave birth!



Okay, so maybe thats just my SIM, but I HAVE managed to eat an entire pack of oreos and OD'ed on Theraflu!

I'll be back when I feel better and have something semi-interesting to tell you.

I have to go fire my maid now.

See ya, suckers.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Warm & Toasty on New Years Day







Nothing like a fire and smores on a cold day!

It's been below normal temperatures here lately and I'm loving it.

I love it so much that I'm sick as a dog right now because I refuse(d) to cover up.

Seriously, everything hurts. Even the tips of my ears.

All I want is a slice of pizza, oreos and Nyquil!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Plenty of tulle, bubbles & laughs















Happy New Year!


My New Year Resolution:

Take down my tree before January 15th.

Aim high!


[pictures from the annual Pacetti New Year festivites]