Quotables

Quotables

Lifestyle
Browisng quotes today I first came across this Voltaire quote, "The secret of being a bore is to tell everything," and it made me think of a few things. Sometimes I do feel boring because I feel I reveal too much of the trivial details of my life. Or maybe its not that I tell the things its that I get overly dramatic (according to Jess) about very small things. I realize that everything isn't urgent or life threatening, but in that moment. It seems to be the ONLY thing you can think about. RIGHT? But I realize sometimes I can be too transparent and people are confused when I'm not so open. Baffles them. The thing is, I hate when other people are mundane with me. And I have…
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And then there were nails!

And then there were nails!

Nails
“I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and... I believe in miracles.”― Audrey Hepburn Who had this quote. I may have hijacked it from Jess, but who knows. I saw it. I planted it here and saved it. It made me think of how I need to show you guys my post-Lent nails. Giving up polish for Lent and focusing on Nail Treatments made a HUGE difference in the length and strength of my nails. I'm sad I had to recently cut them, but it was fun having super long nails for awhile. 1. My bare nails before any paint. They…
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I am a MF’in SPARTAN!

I am a MF’in SPARTAN!

Fitness
I mentioned that I had signed up for the Spartan Sprint a few months ago and that I hoped this would help me reach physical and weight loss goals. Well, I can't say that I lost much weight training, but I can say that I did feel healthier, stronger, and fitter. But was it enough to prepare me for this task? I don't think anything can prepare you for such things. It was 3.5 miles of hills and rocks and mud and obstacles. I'm talking carry a sandbag up a hill then back down it for a total of .5 miles. Can you do the monkey bars after dragging your "pet rock" around? Now you have to carry a tire down hill then back up. At least 100 yards of…
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Cooking is an art, baking is a science

Cooking is an art, baking is a science

Foodie
I've been giving this a lot of thought. I consider myself many things, but creative is not one. I think that I can follow directions very well. Give me a blue print and I will follow it to a tee.  Or I'll take it, adjust it, and make it my own. Or at least tell me what you are looking for an I will deliver. This is how I am about school work. I hate vague assignments. Anywho ... Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. This concept failed me this weekend. So I've been really into juicing lately and I feel terrible about wasting all the healthy pulp. If you make 2 containers of juice a week, that is a lot of pulp. So I began to look for…
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When does “I want to be” become “I AM”?

When does “I want to be” become “I AM”?

Lifestyle
WE all work hard to be the person we want to be right? Whether its the person who wakes up at 5am to work out or the person who buys little sweet gifts for those around her that she loves. At some point in life we are putting in effort to become this person we want to be. When do we stop wanting and actually becoming??? For instance. I want to be runner. I always imagined I'd be one of the bopping ponytails on the treadmill when you enter. Or one of those people who wakes up and does 5 miles before jetting off to work. So I've been taking steps to become a runner by actually trying to run. I've bought the shoes (twice) the insoles, the socks. the…
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Twenty.seven.

Twenty.seven.

Lifestyle
Every year I like to re-evaluate my life on my birthday and see what I've done in the past year and possibly make new goals.. 26 was ... Different. I partied more that I did before. I dyed my hair blond. I completed my first year of grad school. I moved into my own apartment again. I found comfort I silence. What are my goals for the next year? 1. Blog. Blog. Blog. The few readers I have may start to see a change in my posts and more posts. What are my passions? I started logging as a creative outlet to express my varying interest. Right now my interest are fitness/health (even if I'm not on the top of both of those, they interest me), nails-polish, art, designs. All…
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Ashton Kutcher is looking for love !

Ashton Kutcher is looking for love !

Foodie
httpv://youtu.be/DLdobzj_9_I Somehow, when I heard celebrity dating video, I knew it would be Ashton Kutcher, he is known for his hijinx acts from shows like MTV's punked. The over the top characters are probably just the type of people you would find looking for love on  a site like www.worldwidelovers.com . Check them out in this video: First I have to talk about Darl, he was probably  my favorite, he was a dead ringer for a young Karl Lagerfield. He was just the type of personality you'd expect a "high-fashion" diva to have. Darl also kisses his dog on the mouth (gross) and ate a  chip after the dog licked it. I almost felt like I was watching an old Paris Hilton video too. Of course he is looking for love, because he…
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Affection vs attention

Affection vs attention

Lifestyle
Today I can't help but think on the difference between affection and attention. Which one is more important? I immediately thought back to a time a few years ago. It was within the first year of me graduating college and I lived in my first apartment. Me and the infamous EX were on one of our "off" periods that had lasted at least 8 months to a year. While we weren't technically Ina relationship we still engaged I relations and spent a huge chunk of time together masquerading behind the premise of friendship. During this time "apart from him" I met a guy who I still refer to as "south jersey," and he was a complete 180 from what I knew. He was older by approximately 8 years, smart, interesting,…
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Summer Sandal Shoe Crush

Summer Sandal Shoe Crush

Fashionable
I have died and gone to summer shoe heaven. I love everything about this neutral toned shoe, enough to abandon my wedges for the summer (and by abandon I mean only buy 1 pair vs. two). These are the Jessican Simpson Kylie sandals. I need them in my life in time for LA/Vegas in May. I see them going with EVERYTHING. Jeans, dresses and shorts oh MY! So, I attempted to buy this shoe online. Macy's was having a one day sale and it was marked down to 66 dollars from 110! #SCORE! Loaded my cart with  my selected size (size 8) go to check out after looking at some dresses and my transaction kept getting kicked back. Turns out my size was not available. HOW RUDE!!! If its not…
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Fresh Start? Fresh Diet!

Fresh Start? Fresh Diet!

Fitness
This week was rough, it felt  busier than usual and equally exhausting. I had even less time to cook and I can't seem to figure out why. I seriously need a change. Because I'm trying to do so much:  school, work, cooking, cleaning, dating I don't find time to really do ALL the things I want to do. I used to find more time to cook, but as my work and personal life get more complicated I find I have less and less time. And I'm really struggling to lose this weight I want so desperately GONE! Especially since I have Vegas coming up for Memorial Day. I went to the doctor recently to get some tests done to see if there are some deeper issues and been reading Jillian Michael's book, "Master…
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Lent 2012

Lent 2012

Lifestyle
Hi Guys! As you know, or may not know, every year I give up something for Lent-even thought I'm not Catholic. This year my sacrifices are: Nail Polish and Coffee .. Why Nail Polish and coffee you ask? 1. Nail Polish: This one has a stipulation. I am allowed to use my Nailtiques nail protein, but no buying nail polish or painting my nails. I realized that I have a bit of an obsession with buying polish and painting my nails when I purchased 5 bottles in one week. So I decided to challenge myself to not do any . I believe Lent should be a challenge. Also, healthy nails are important, so I'm going to take the time to continue fortifying my nails with the Nailtiques.  My natural nails look…
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I need a hair miracle

I need a hair miracle

Lifestyle
As much as I loved my journey with hair color this summer, I am saddened by the damage to my hair length and most importantly its texture! Soo.. I created this photo collages to chronicle the changes .. I was in LOVE with my curls summer 2010, it was the year I discovered the CG method, or a modified version.. Then I did my usual straight in the winter where I cut my beloved bangs ... Then in May 2011 there was my color... I went blondish with no bleach.. I guess my hair just doesn't respond to color and all the conditioner in the world won't save it.. So now I'm taking a break from my winter hair, aka heat to give it some love, hopefully I don't have to…
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Cleo Sunshine: Ice Queen?!?

Cleo Sunshine: Ice Queen?!?

Lifestyle
The last week I've been really UPSET that someone who I considered a good friend called me a "Cold" person. This is the second time this person called me cold. I went into a twitter rant and a frantic text to @PhDubb about how angry I was at this accusation... Mostly because I don't see myself as cold. I calmed down, but this title has stuck with me all week and I'm actually not over it. Maybe it bothers me the person who said it, or because I'm battling with if I am actually a cold person .. Back Story: Accuser has known me since third grade. She and I weren't always friends, but can you really say you had an enemy in junior high school? We were friends all…
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Brown Chicken, Brown Cow

Brown Chicken, Brown Cow

Lifestyle
* sing it like you mean it * Brown Chicken Brown Cow . Get it? Ok, that was in a greeting card I read at Target and totally not the topic of discussion today.  I've had this blog sitting in limbo for some time (notice a theme in my blogging life?) Life is just confusing .. but I want to take a moment to thank my booski Anu-veetrrraaa for her lovely insight today. In one of our uber silly conversations she let out this gem of knowledge.  Bless her young soul : no one wantsss a boyfriend they just happen haha lol, yew being single is no reflection on anything missy I mean, I'd be lying if I didn't say that being single is discouraging! I mean, clearly its apparent…
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My “funny” valentine

My “funny” valentine

Lifestyle
Everyone's favorite made-up consumer holiday is steadfastly approaching and I am trying to avoid all the sad eyes and "woe is me" eyes that people keep giving me. Honestly, I think other people are more concerned for my lack of Valentine than I am. . . I don't remember if I was sad last year about not having a valentine, but I know this year I am NOT. And here is why I think it doesn't matter... Not to sound sound cocky, but I'm finally at a point where I realize I am single because I choose to be. Sure, I could be with someone right now, but I know deep down that they aren't the match for me. I COULD be getting laid regularly, but I know that I…
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