Wednesday, September 21, 2011


My mother sent me a text this morning of something she read in USA Today
"A woman has got to love a bad man once or twice in her life to be thankful for a good one."
Truer words have never been written.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

So Obviously I'm Full of Shit

Since my last post was February 7, and it's entitled "more extensive posting to come soon" ... and it's now July 19, let's just surmise that I'm either full of it, a liar, or lazy. Or it could just be that I have had a lot going on. Or all of the above. Some of you may follow me on the Twitter, in which case, you'll be familiar with some of these goings on, but maybe not.

Let's catch up, shall we?

Horton - yes, he is very attractive.

  1. I got out of a year long relationship not long after my last post. It was difficult for about a week. And then I got over it. Which really says a lot about the quality of that relationship, doesn't it?
  2. The same day that happened, about two hours later, I adopted the little fellow above (can you say trade-up?).
  3. A few months after that I met someone new. A man that is actually a really amazing person that I have so much fun with.
  4. He doesn't do a lot of social-media-ing, and as I actually really respect him and I think he'd like to remain anonymous, I won't be sharing his identity. But let's call him the Captain for fun. As he has a boat. (Pretty handy, eh?)
  5. The Captain and I have been doing lots of boating and beaching over the past couple of months, and this past weekend...we went CAMPING. That's right, friends. I'm outdoorsy: 

Impressive photo-shopping, yes?
I did not catch a fish. I did catch a buzz.
So, that about sums it up. Other than the mundane, albeit highly necessary, working, that is pretty well all I've been up to this summer. Friends, family, Horton, and the Captain.

What about you? Anything new and exciting? Are you even still out there?


Monday, February 7, 2011

More extensive posting to come soon

However, in the meantime, in case you are living under a rock, or just don't like sportiness, and didn't watch the Super Bowl...

but I love this commercial...

so, so much.

Maybe my next car will be a VW after all.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

No substitution for Dots!

So, as of late I have really been channeling my inner grown-up. I'm 27, it's about damn time. I've been trying to keep the house clean and more importantly, I now cook. Everything I have made in the past, let's say 10 months? has come out wonderfully, much to the surprise and delight of my family and friends...until last night. When I went off-recipe. 

Now for a little background information: 

In my cooking I've never really felt it was necessary to learn how many teaspoons made up a tablespoon, or really what can be substituted for what. If a recipe tells me that I need 1/4 of a teaspoon of salt, I'll measure it out exactly, no throwing in salt all willy-nilly; that's how I wake up with puffy eyes and a dry mouth. Pretty much the only item that I will "eye-ball" when cooking is olive oil, because I love it and in my opinion, I've never used too much. 

Last January I started the South Beach diet and fell in love with quite a few of the recipes. I found it was a very successful regimen for me: it was easy, I lost a ton of weight, and so I stuck to it for quite awhile...until I became so comfortable in my relationship and in my kitchen that I just started eating pretty much whatever I wanted. So now super happy, but 12 lbs heavier (oops), I'm looking back at the healthier recipes in my repertoire. We both are. Well, I'm making them and Will's eating them, but whatever. (Side-note: So help me, he'd better not start losing weight before I do or I may start slipping heavy cream into his portions. What?)

This is the first time I've made this chili in 2011 and I was so excited for it. So of course, being me, I follow the ingredients to the letter (and I realized I have it almost memorized due to how many times I made it in the first few months of 2010). So as I'm double checking the recipe, I find I do not have 1 tablespoon of chili powder. I don't have any. Well, dammit. I was flustered. I hate having to leave something out due to my own oversight. Aha! I'll substitute something! I know! Cayenne pepper! Yes, that has a kick! It will be delightful. Knowing that cayenne has a bit more of a bite than chili powder, I knocked it down to 1 teaspoon instead. 


Clearly I was wrong. Wrong wrong wrong. My mouth is still slightly burning from my lunch leftovers. I think it actually got hotter over night. I even added greek yogurt to it, trying in any way possible to cut the heat. I succeeded...sort of. I am not a huge fan of things being hot just to be hot. And this chili...well it's almost there. I could kick myself. But the chili already did that for the throat.

Needless to say, Will will be getting all of the leftovers.

Personal lesson learned: stick to the recipe. Now, go forth and make this chili! But don't use cayenne. And if you do? Use 1/4 of a teaspoon (according to Tina. Since I no longer trust myself.).


Friday, January 7, 2011

oh hi!

Remember me? Does anyone actually still read this blog? I'm thinking of making a comeback.

If you're still around, here's a brief update on what I've been up to for the past year:

  1. I'm in love. (Yes, he's still around.)
  2. I still have a shopping problem.
  3. I still love my Waverlies.

Happy 2011! I promise I'll try to post more than once this year. 


Friday, February 26, 2010

This started out well...and, hell I don't know.

I. Have met. A Man.

I know. You're just as shocked as I am. I was beginning to think that I really wouldn't meet anyone...ever...that I was interested in spending more than five minutes with. But this one? He's different. He's sarcastic. REALLY sarcastic. And he's kind. And cute. REALLY cute. He's a man, not a boy. And it's quite possible he's someone who could stand to be around me for more than a few days. Which is a miracle in and of itself.

So here I am, at the beginning of a possibility. And I'm excited. And scared shitless. And I'm really trying to be cautious and to "take it slow." But I've never been very good at that. Thank God for my WAVERLIES (there are six different hyperlinks there. read all of them. that was kind of a pain in the ass to do. Seriously.). Have you all been partaking in the beauty that is Google Wave? Well, you should. It's the greatest thing that's happened to me since Al Gore invented the internet. Let me know if you need an invite. And then maybe you too can be one of my Wave besties. Maybe. Anyway, so my internet support group is super helpful and is going to keep me from falling head over heels too soon. Hopefully. If they can. I think.

So other than being busy swooning over the MAN, I've not really been up to too much, but in case you're wondering:
  • I survived SNOWMAGGEDON. In Charleston, the definition of snowmaggedon is: 3 inches of snow. Some of which may or may not have stayed on the ground in shady spots in the two days following the Snowpocalypse. When the temperature reached 60 degrees. For rals. (That one's for you, Tina.)
  • Crist has made plans to come visit me twice. And has had to cancel twice. I'm getting a complex.
  • I gave up shopping for Lent.
  • I still have not been shopping. That's 9 whole days.
  • I've deleted approximately 8,351,867,938 sale emails from ideeli, Gilt Groupe, Rue La La and every store this side of Mars.
  • Sneaky Tina and I are totally making "fetch" happen.
  • Bite me, Mean Girls.
  • I am most likely going to see the Man tonight. Two nights in a row!
  • Someone find me something to wear. In my own closet. I gave up shopping, remember?
  • Meg from 2birds1blog got fired. Keep reading their blog. Or start. She and Chris are teh awesome.
  • This list has not really turned into a what I've been up to list.
  • It's more a what I'm thinking about right now list.
  • Whatever.
  • Come to think of it, you should be reading MODG too. That bitch is hella funny.
  • And also ALME. She is random as shit. And I love it.
  • And I could keep going with telling you other blogs to read. But I just got bored reading my own post. So I'm going to end it now.
  • But seriously, figure out what I should wear. You have 5 hours. GO.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

For Your Information

I will accept all things Yurman for Valentine's Day. Except those in the shape of a heart. That goes for all other baubles as well. You can keep all hearts actually. Unless they're made of chocolate.

If you're having trouble deciding since we just met, let's start with something small like one of these.


(P.S. I promise I'll post something mildly entertaining at some point in the near future. I hope.)