Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I heart hearting

Okay boys who are reading this blog, stop sniggering at what the title sounds like...

I have an obsession with blogs. I couldn't even keep up with all the feeds I have if each person just wrote one per day... but many of them have multiple posts per day! One specific post I always look forward to and read thoroughly is "I heart" on Mondays on Bliss.

Every Monday, she posts things that she loves and writes underneath "I heart ___(item)". Every Monday, I click on several of those items and also fall in love. Hopefully she won't mind me borrowing her idea for my blog because I think it would really focus my interests and possibly keep me on track with writing. I'm going to work with a more specific theme though - this week is (though I may end up doing more than one per week):

I heart Etsy art

I heart this print (yeah first one is from Bliss - told you it inspired me!)

I heart this photograph.

I heart this print.

I heart this photograph. (By Bliss herself)

I heart this photograph.

I heart this art.

I heart this card.

I heart this photograph.

I heart this print.

I heart this photograph.

I heart this photograph.

I heart this photograph.

I heart this print.

Thanks for sharing!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I'm Tagged!

I was tagged by the wonderful Bethro. And I love these things (like Beth, I love talking about myself).


  • Link to the person who tagged me
  • Mention the rules
  • Reveal six quirky yet boring, mundane, banal and pedestrian facts about yourself
  • Tag six other bloggers by linking to them
  • Go to each of their blogs and leave a message letting them know they’ve been tagged!
Here we go:
  • In the last 3 years, I've lost both of my big toenails. Yuck.
  • I have two very large pet peeves that are mundane things for other people: chewing and sneezing. You don't even have to chew with your mouth open for it to annoy me, if I can hear anything resembling chewing - most of the time, I'm annoyed irrationally.
  • Nick and I sing songs and change the words to add our cat Sophie into the lyrics.
  • I don't laugh aloud during movies - even if I come out of the movie and think it was very funny. The people with me always think I didn't like the movie because I don't have any actual reactions at the time.
  • My favorite holiday is Christmas - partly for the traditions that I associate with it. I used to go into my parents room by hiding my eyes so I couldn't see the tree in our living room and they would lead me in with my eyes closed after my mom made hot chocolate for us all. Also, Christmas Eve is pasta with two sauces (calamari fra diavolo and shrimp/clam scampi), salad and garlic bread. Yum!
  • If I can't do something right away, I usually stop doing it. Very bad habit for trying new things that are pretty hard. :)

Now, I tag:

Nick because Bethro stole everyone else. Anyone else who is looking at this- feel free to partake, even if you don't have a blog and just want to leave it in the comments.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

101 Things Revisited

So all the way back in March a couple of friends of mine posted a sort of to do list for your life or next 5 years. One of my friends has revisited it today (though hers is specifically set up for 2008) and I thought I should do the same considering I had forgotten

Here is the beginning of my list (not in chronological order):
  1. Get a kitty -- Check! Lovely Miss Sophie
  2. Buy car with high gas mileage -- The economy has put a bit of a damper on this one, so not yet.
  3. Have wedding (and try not to stress out in planning) -- July 25, 2009 this will be complete. Stress part - not so much.
  4. Set up apartment with real style (not college dorm room style) -- According to my dad, still haven't done this. Once again, economy still putting a damper on this one.
  5. Clean said apartment more often -- We have actually done this!
  6. Keep in touch with friends from West Coast. -- Pretty much true!
  7. Learn to speak Italian at least conversationally -- Classes here are apparently really expensive so still trying to figure this out.
  8. Go to Italy with family - 2010 here we come!
  9. Go to fabulous countries (Ireland, Scotland, England, France, Spain, Germany, Italy (if not above), Greece) -- We might end up in either Spain, Italy or Greece for our honeymoon... still deciding.
  10. Get a job I truly enjoy and feel I’m good at -- I definitely like my job more than the last one!
  11. Go skiing in the Poconos -- Still not winter but this should occur
  12. Compromise more with Nick’s DVD selection -- Still a bad fiance - not so much.
  13. Lose 20 pounds -- I joined the gym! That's a start!
  14. Get to toned body for wedding -- Read above note.
  15. Take martial arts -- Nope
  16. Take a ballet class -- Nope, chicken
  17. Eat more organic foods – produce and meat specifically -- Not a huge effort, we definitely eat more.
  18. Sew a bag -- Nope
  19. Go on a fabulous honeymoon and RELAX -- Coming soon after July 25, 2009 - Please help me decide where to go! Hawaii, Caribbean or Europe (there are lots of pros and cons to each, I'll post about it on my wedding website)
  20. Move to Philadelphia -- CHECK
  21. Visit West Coast -- economy again
  22. Go to Los Angeles -- economy again
  23. Go to Las Vegas again and stay up late -- economy again
  24. Take more pictures -- still stink at this
  25. Buy a photographer's digital camera (for artsy photos) -- economy again
  26. Go to a Yankees game at old stadium -- CHECK
  27. Go to a Yankees game at new stadium when it opens in 2009 -- hopefully
  28. Make a scrapbook of Las Vegas trip -- economy again (scrapbooking materials are expensive!)
  29. Make a San Francisco scrapbook --economy again
  30. Read a book a month -- basically!
  31. Learn HTML -- Nope
  32. Volunteer somewhere -- Nope
  33. Use less paper products -- A little bit
  34. Knit a pair of socks -- Nope
  35. Figure out what is wrong with my gastrointestinal tract -- Nope, in fact, it has gotten worse since I wrote this
  36. Learn to do something to destress -- Nope
Not so terrible, definitely better than I thought I would have done considering I haven't looked at this since March. I should have put blog regularly on that list!