Saturday, February 28, 2009

Video Day

Last night we were watching some
Yacht Rock episodes on youtube
so I figured that today
would be video day.


Friday, February 27, 2009

Count de Money.

So, I got my tax refund yesterday...
got paid today...
received my phone rebate...

I've never had so much money.
and It's kind of weirding me out!
haha. Im so used to being broke!

And dont worry, Ill be back to normal soon
I have rent and bills to pay- so that
will take a large chunk of it.

Today is actually gorgeous in NY-
it is perfectly warm!!
I even saw some flowers that bloomed
I had to reach down and touch them to
make sure that they were real.
and they were.

In more news that makes my heart leap
I received an ASPCA email today that
talked about "best friends", and as
most of you know I am all about
cross species friendship!

Here are 2 of my favorites!

Click here
to see some of the cutest best friends ever.

oh and this had to be posted..

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Must Watch

This is awesome.
Stop motion by Oren Lavie.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Return to Innocence.

Last week at work, we decided to revisit
the Pure Moods cd whilst setting up.
It began with remembering the Sail Away song
and went from there.
It was completely entertaining.
And it got me thinking...
maybe it's time that everyone revisits Pure Moods.

I have an emotional attachment to some
of these songs because we used to warm up
to them in dance class. So they kind of
make me nostalgic for being 12 again.
(and being in shape)

Get a playlist!
Standalone player
Get Ringtones!

and what is the return to innocence without the video.
The crazy thing is that they totally used to play this
on y100- which was the alternative station in philly.
Everyone was into ambient music back then.

Back in Queens

This past weekend was lovely.
We only left my parents house once
the entire time- it was definitely relaxing
and very very fun.

And Serg was, for the most part,
a very good boy.

*he wee'd in the house once
and showed his teeth to my brother
every time he looked at him.
He also barked at my sister...but she was
hellbent on trying to love him and he just
was not having it, so she kind of had that coming.

In cute baby news, here are some up to date
photos of my nephew, the most adorable baby ever.

Big and fat, just like his mom was.
Who would ever believe that he was a preemie!?

Now we are back to reality, unfortunately.
But it was nice to have a little break.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

au revior!

The bf, hobo and I are headed to South Jersey
for the weekend!
Hopefully serg will not attack anyone.
If you'll remember, he hates NJ-
for whatever reason it makes him grumpy.

Anyhow, my latest endeavor has been to learn french,
the bf and I are planning a trip to Paris, and I figured
that I should learn french this time. Last time
was a disaster- I had just come from 2 semesters
of Italian, so needless to say, french wasn't happening for me.

This time I am going to be prepared.
I've already learned my numbers, colors,
days of the week, and am currently learning
prepositions. Already I am way ahead of what
I learned in high school french!!

My friend Zach is fluent in french, so I've been
pestering him with millions of questions.
And he has been an excellent and patient coach.

It'll be great to get back to Paris.
I was only there for 2 days the last time-
so I am looking forward to getting to know the city.
I'll take any suggestions on places to go
if anyone has any favorite Parisian spots!
(Rebecca I'm sure you do!)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Yesterday started out with
depression, and actually ended up
being pretty great.

Ive been in a creative slump-
dont know what to do and
anything that I try to do turns
out like crap.

After talking with my dear friend bunny,
I decided that maybe we need to form
a group of people that can inspire eachother.
Come up with projects and just keep working,
thinking and creating. Any medium is welcome
for the project-the important thing is broadening
horizons and getting inspired.

So if you are interested let me know!
Anyone can join!

In other news yesterday I did some
theraputic shopping.
I now have 2 books
(A Tale of Two Cities, and a forensics book)
a cute pair of polka dotted shorts, and a
snakeskin clutch I had been eyeing at Club Monaco.
Usually I prefer the skin left on the snake.
but this was just too cute.
Kelly green? yes please.
Super gaudy? sign me up.

The best part is that it was originally $130
when I went yesterday it was down to $89
AND they were doing an additional 30% off.
I got this for $67 yessss. I love sales.

Retail therapy has always worked for me,
a few small things are enough to make me happy.
No more crazy burberry shopping, H&M and
bookstores will do. Club Monaco isn't a regular place
of mine, this was actually the first thing I've bought there.
Nice clothes but a little too business casual for me.

Today I am feeling refreshed.
I even picked up a pencil and sharpie
and drew a new squid friend.
The best part being that I don't hate it,
is it perfect? no.
But it doesn't have to be.
I just need to keep reminding myself of that.
So here is the squid, and a photo of my assistant.

He is a big help.
He helped Michelangelo paint the Sistine Chapel...
that is how old and talented he is. fact.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Be Mine..I guess..

I have mixed feelings about Valentine's Day.
On one hand I love that I get to send
cards out, and buy or make nice little treats
for the people that I love.

What I do not like, is how a large
percentage of women put way to much pressure
on their guys for this day. There are 365 days
in the year-they have ample time to let their lady
know that they love them. But most prefer to
get that confirmation on this day.
I don't need a holiday to get sweet gifts or
loving words from the bf, it happens
throughout the year.

Valentine's day should be kept simple.
Though I wouldn't mind it if this
gentleman showered me with silly gifts

For this occasion I'm going to post
my latest baking success
and yes, I am aware of the peanut
butter crisis that is happening.
So be sure to do your research before
purchasing peanut butter.

* 1 cup unsalted butter
* 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
* 1 cup white sugar
* 1 cup packed brown sugar
* 2 eggs
* 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
* 1 teaspoon baking powder
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1. Cream together butter, peanut butter and sugars.
Beat in eggs.
2. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder,
baking soda, and salt. Stir into batter.
Put batter in refrigerator for 1 hour.
3. Roll into 1 inch balls and put on baking sheets.
Flatten each ball with a fork, making a criss-cross pattern.
Bake in a preheated 375 degrees F oven for about 10 minutes
or until cookies begin to brown. Do not over-bake.

The recipe called for flattening the cookies, I just scooped
the dough out with a tablespoon and left them in the dome shape.

These were a huge hit with everyone that tried them.
Happy Valentine's Day Bunnies!

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

My Latest Obsession

If you love DIY, design, travel,
shopping, and just about anything awesome...
Do yourself a favor and head to


It's pretty inspiring!
Its made me want to venture to the
Meatpacking District (yeah I don't
usually find myself there...)
and explore some of the recommended stores
and restaurants.

Mainly The Green Table in the Chelsea Market.
Described as "Farm to Table Cuisine.
Music to my ears.

Anyways, get hunting around Design*Sponge
you will be addicted before you know it!

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Chuck is a Liar.

Chuck is obviously a bootleg
weather groundhog.
Because it's snowing.

Thanks for nothing Chuck.

Anyways, Serg and I are just being
lazy, which is what we do when it snows.
He snuggles on his blanket and I lay
on the couch. We look at each other as
we drift in and out of sleep.

This past weekend was the bf's birthday
we had such a great time, and I am
proud to announce that I kept a secret!
His parents told me that his sister was
coming as a surprise-and I actually kept a secret!
That never happens!!!

Friday we had drinks at Death and Co.
They have an amazing cocktail list,
I had the "Miss Behavin'" which had
champagne, apple jack, lemon juice,
and another ingredient that Im forgetting.
It was delicious.

From there we went to Jules, which is this
adorable french place that has live music.
Let me just say this. BAKED BRIE SALAD.
now you know about it, you're welcome.
Dinner was great, and we all had a great time.

After dinner we went to d.b.a,
another location in the east village,
which has more beer choices than I could count.
Or could even see! the print was so small on
the chalkboards and I'm practically
yeah. that didn't work out.

Here are some photos from the evening.
And in hindsight Im so mad that
I didn't get a proper picture of the bf and I.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Attack of Chuck.

Apparently Pennsylvanians
aren't the only ones who get their
spring prediction from a furry advisor.
On Staten Island we have Chuck.

Chuck hates everyone, but loves corn.
Watch this next clip that needs to have
the Benny Hill song put to it.

Groundhog Day

Chuck says spring is coming, Phil says
6 more weeks of winter.
Because I think that Chuck was more interested
in breakfast than predictions, I'm going
to believe Phil.

While I'm talking about groundhogs
I feel the need to post this.