Monday, February 27, 2012

This weekend was refreshing.  I'm back at work Monday with a smile on my face again, ready to tackle the week.  I'm sure by Friday, I'll be ready to jump out the window, but for now, we're good!

This week we had A again since it was school vacation.  We wanted to do something fun instead of watching tv or playing wii so we headed out to Castle Island again with Matt's brother, girlfriend and niece.  This time Sullivan's was open which is a local icon in South Boston.  As soon as we walked in, Matt was asked for an interview by the Boston Globe.  I was warding off old ladies trying to cut me in line so I didn't get mentioned. Usually people steer clear of Matt because he's kind of scary looking.

This wind was absolutely insane this weekend so we stayed for about 3 minutes before deciding to go bowling instead.

Us girls sat and watched the boys and kids bowl because it was like $15 a person to bowl, how crazy is that?  I like bowling but not that much.
Last week we tried to take the kids to the Rainforest Cafe but after hearing there was an hour and a half wait, meltdowns ensued (by the adults) and it didn't happen.  This weekend we were more prepared and we made a reservation for Saturday night.  This was both of the kids' first time to the Rainforest and their reactions to all of the theatrics were pretty darn cute.
We got a great seat right next to the aquarium and talked about all of the "Dory's" most of the night.  My heart started hurting when the bill came, but it's nice to have these fun adventures every once in awhile. 

After eating, Matt's brother's girlfriend (that's a mouthful), went shopping while the boys wrangled the kids.  We stopped in Forever 21 since I still had leftover gift cards from Christmas and I picked up a pair of Glee sweatpants.  Yeah. I'm wearing them all over my neighborhood while I walk Emma.  No shame! I also signed up for Hulu Plus so I could get caught up on season 3 of Glee and...

(spoilers ahead, don't keep reading if you don't want to know)

WHAT THE?  The last episode certainly was a heaving one but they can't leave us hanging like that.  Quinn is my favorite, if they kill her off, I'll be sad. I love how they go in depth to issues that are plaguing a lot of high schools these days though and the first part of that episode was...oof.  Okay, enough Glee talk.

I hope you all three of you had a lovely weekend ;)

Friday, February 24, 2012

I've been up to my earlobes in homework this week because I took Monday off and then I logged on Tuesday only to find that I had 2 math quizzes and a macroeconomics test all due on Friday.  That was a wake-up call.   I've knocked the two quizzes out and I can't start the test until I get home tonight so I'm feeling a little less psychotic.

Today is dreary in Boston.  We've been having some pretty awesome weather for February but it's very grey right now.  Since it's so grey, I've started looking at pictures of other destinations and dreaming of what to do in a matter of 2, potentially 3 short days. Oh, California.  As much as I can't stand most of your inhabitants, your beauty makes my heart hurt.

I lived in California for a year as a nanny, coincidentally that was also when I started blogging.  I was a young 18 year old girl who still hadn't received a high school diploma, on my own, taking care of someone else's kids.  While there I got to go up and down the coast and really explore, but Matt has never been and California is probably at the top of his "to visit" list.

This July, my friend is getting married.  She lives in Las Vegas but I've been to Vegas so many times, I really have no interest in spending another week there.  So Matt and I decided to rent a car and go on a little road trip to California while we have a few days free between when we fly in and when she gets married.  I kind of wanted to go to Disney for a day but now I'm rethinking that decision.  I'm thinking maybe a drive up or down the coast and stopping at little towns/picturesque views and just enjoying our time.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

3 day weekends, I LOVE YOU.

Some things I did this weekend:

-Met with my girls for some karaoke on Friday night.  I did not have big enough balls to karaoke on my own and nobody else would sing "Wannabe" by the Spice Girls with me, so we mainly just watched everyone else make a fool out of themselves.  Except for the girl who sang "Shoop".  She put us all to shame.  This might become a monthly thing.

-Having my own karaoke in the car ride there, singing at the top of my lungs to show tunes.  Even I could tell I sucked but that's okay!

-Going to Castle Island and dressing completely inappropriately. It's always windy and cold since it's right by the ocean and I always forget.

-Trying to eat at the Rainforest Cafe only to realize the wait was 2 hours.  HAHA.  So much for driving 30 minutes to go to dinner.

-Watched Drive and 50/50.  Good googly moogly.  Ryan Gosling is such a dream boat.  Have you heard of his band Dead Mans Bones?  I saw them on their tour in Boston and it took everything in me not to jump on stage and smooch him.

-Ate too much pizza.  Not vegan.  Yes, I've started eating cheese again.  Just now and then so I still eat mainly vegan but I guess I can't call myself a vegan anymore and I'm cool with that.  I don't need no labels.

-Took Emma to the park next to the ocean, again, it was freezing so we spent about 20 minutes playing but she was a happy pup.  She was so sleepy all weekend from playing at daycare.  I love when she's a sleepy puppy <3

-Got a pedicure. It was heavenly.  Actually, no it wasn't.  My feet are so damn ticklish that it's almost torture but I love my cute painted toes.

Some things I didn't do this weekend:

-Algebra.  WHOOPSIES.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

While I'm sure most everyone else is celebrating with their significant others tonight, I am busy taking pictures of myself in the mirror because Matt scheduled himself to work.  Intentional, perhaps.

I'm also putting off the inevitable...homework.

Matt bought me some flowers yesterday though, yay Matt!  I bought him a card about flatulence.  That's the extent of our Valentines Day.

So, yesterday, Fleur De Moi gave me a Cute Blog Award and since I'm procrastinating like whoa, I may as well accept it.  I really enjoy Fleur's blog.  It isn't pretentious, it's real and her job working on films and living in New Orleans makes it an interesting read.  If I ever venture down there, which I want to, I may call her up and we can go eat cheese together while were both breaking vegan edge.  I have a feeling we would get along seamlessly.

Here are the rules...

Upon receiving this award, you are to:

1) Link back to the person who awarded you;
2) Answer all of the award questions;
3) Tell something about yourself that you haven't told anyone on your blog yet;
4) Award as many bloggers that you think are worthy of this award and make them aware of it.

Here are the questions:

What is your go-to makeup brand:
Oh.  This is assuming I have a make up brand, which I don't.  I wear mascara in the pink/green tube. I need to start trying out lipsticks and stuffs but I'm afraid of looking like a drag queen. 

What was your favorite fashion trend of 2011:
I'm with Fleur, I'm not much of a "fashion maven".  I like wearing leggings though even if I shouldn't. My bum is always covered though. 

What is your favorite dessert: 
I used to have such an insane sweet tooth but after going vegan, that kind of went away.  I love carrot cake though. 

What is your favorite color:

What is your middle name:

The last song you listened to:
Someone Like you by Adele

Dogs or cats?

Something I haven't told anyone of my blog yet:
This is tough, I think I've shared most things here but for people who didn't read 4+ years ago, I've never met my real father and I have half siblings out there.  Who knows, we could be RELATED. 

I'm going to nominate:

Monday, February 13, 2012

So now that I've finished watching all of the 44 episodes of Glee that Netflix has to offer, I'm rather bored.  It was a nice distraction over homework and I'm going through withdrawals.  I can't start watching the newest season because on-demand only has the last few episodes and I don't want to watch them out of order (first world problems).

I've been doing okay school wise.  Macroeconomics and College Algebra seem much more manageable to me than Accounting.  I have my moments of freak outs but I'm learning to YouTube my problems and the results are amazing!  My Algebra professor literally posted one page since the semester started so we are left to our own devices.  Must be nice to not have to answer any questions yet still get paid.

This weekend I had the pleasure of going to babysit two little munchkins who I haven't seen in over a year. I had M in my infants class when I worked at a daycare and now she's 5 years old.  Holy shit.  I remember walking around the center with her because she just cried and cried and cried.  Now she's telling me I'm going to have a baby soon but I need a ring on my finger first, oh, and she doesn't believe in God.  I kept my mouth shut. This family is pretty much the complete opposite of myself.  They look like the stepped out of a pottery barn catalog, and not.  I love that they choose me, the tattooed girl, to babysit their children.  Gives me hope for society. We made chocolate valentines day suckers and stuff and played with Fenway the dog, who I kept calling a boy but is most definitely a girl, sorry Fen.

This week is work work work and school. This Friday we have a scheduled girls night to go to the Chinese food bar place where they do karaoke.  Depending on how many drinks I have will depend on how many songs I sing, but, it will be good. For now, here's a song that I've been playing over and over again, and yes I found it from the commercial which makes me a horrible human being because I didn't know about it before then.  (You'll want to listen, it will make your Monday more happy)

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Still here.  I'm slammed at work and up to my eyeballs in Algebra.  I've also been falling behind on reading blogs.  Y'all post a lot! ;) I can't keep up. I'm also just feeling blah so things may be a little slow for awhile.

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Life is still moving. It's weird, I feel like I shouldn't be laughing or having fun because my sister is in such pain. There's nothing really I can do, I feel helpless. I know with time things will get better but things will never be the same for her.

One of my co-workers has been extremely insensitive about what happened and the thoughts that go through my head regarding him have been most unpleasant. Just a note, when someone passes away, it isn't polite to yell across the office and ask how that person passed. It's also not very kind to ask the same question again the next morning, and then proclaim that, "It's weird the autopsy hasn't found anything yet." Yes. Bad thoughts regarding him.

Work has been completely swamped this week which makes me go home and want to do absolutely nothing. I'm looking forward to the weekend to get caught up on homework and go back to a little vegan diner to celebrate Matt and I's birthdays.

My friend texted me this morning asking if I wanted to take a quick weekend trip, no boys allowed, to Montreal.  UM YES.


We will probably shoot for March.  I feel very stifled when I stay in one area for too long and right now, I'm suffocating.  I need to get out, walk around in another city, explore new sights and food and take it all in.  Give myself a break for the day-to-day, which right now,  leaves me unfulfilled. My job is extremely taxing and I'm going to try and wait until May before I start applying other places but it's going to be tough.  This place tests my patience more than I ever thought possible.  Enough job talk, it makes me grouchy.