Remember a simpler time? When Britney Spears still had her real hair, and no one knew the word “twerk”, and we didn’t realize Pepe Lepew was basically sexually assaulting that cat? I’m talking about childhood. Twas a blissful period for me because I had a vivid imagination and awesome parents. (I thought I was The Little Mermaid, they were just happy I was taking baths. It worked.)
But I got a message from a woman on facebook the other day, a mother, who made me sick to my stomach for another kid. Lemme explain: I don’t even know this woman (she claims to have met me at Backyard Alehouse two years ago…okay maybe) but she was trying to use her SICK KID to get Maroon 5 tickets! This was NOT part of a giveaway, not part of a KRZ thing, she just wanted ME to get them for her because her child is sick, thank you very much. Actually she didn’t even say thank you…
When I told her I couldn’t help her she swore at me and told me her daughter’s condition was gonna get worse. Because Lissa devastated her. I couldn’t believe it! My response:
“No – YOU devastated her. Why would you promise her something you don’t even know if you can get? And WHY didn’t you just buy tickets for her if it meant that much to her? So now you’re gonna make me feel like a jerk because I’m not a magic ticket genie?! Newsflash lady: concert tickets don’t cure cancer. And if I DID have two extra tickets I’d take your kid to the concert myself just so she could be away from YOUR soulless black heart for two hours.”
Then I facebook blocked her.
I don’t care if my response was harsh - people who use their kids like that make me sad/angry/infinitely sympathetic for the child. I can’t imagine. No one minds if you include a note about your child’s condition if you’re trying to win a giveaway or something, but to just pimp her out like that when you’re trying to randomly hit up a stranger? Not cool. On that note, I’d like to thank all the parents who rightfully DID win tickets for their kids, because you’re awesome for introducing the younger generation to the world of music! The Little Mermaid would be proud. Now I’m gonna say a quick prayer for that darling sick little girl that her mom stops being Ursula the Sea Witch.
Hey ladies ... and maybe gents?! Brides to be and wedding lovers ... today I want to share an idea! As you may have noticed, i'm super detail oriented and organized. While I am trying to be as go with the flow as possible with this whole wedding, you do HAVE to stay organized while planning a wedding.
While repinning thousands of ideas I had great intentions of using from Pinterest and never ended up looking at ever again ... I came across one pin that stuck with me. A bride suggested using an invisible pen to number all of the RSVP's, saying that many people forget to write their name before sending it back. I wasn't sure if it would even be necessary, but we did it anyway. I thought it was a good idea and if it happened to other people, it may happen to us. How annoying would it be to get an RSVP back and have NO idea who it's from.
Ta da! We received this RSVP back today! We'll finally get to use the black light and see who it's from. I'm sort of happy someone sent it back this way, this way John can't say numbering them all in invisible ink was a waste of time! ;)
Something to consider before you send your invites out. It took an extra hour or 2 to organize and number them according to a spreadsheet, but it's already paying off! Is this something you would consider doing?
Ben Affleck should send Miley Cyrus a freaking thank you card for doing what she did Sunday night at the VMAs. Friday afternoon all anybody could talk about was how Affleck will make a worse Batman than Betty White, but by Sunday nobody hated him. Cuz we all had nightmares of Hannah Montana’s teddy bear dry humping. Miley Cyrus violently rubbing her asscheeks against Robin Thicke's groin really made me realize how much Robin Thicke looks like.... Billy Ray Cyrus. Ew.
And does anyone else notice how her fiance Liam Hemsworth comes with her to NONE OF THESE EVENTS. Now we know why.
Then, ya gotta love Taylor Swift using an AWARD ACCEPTANCE SPEECH to slam an ex. Only her. Cuz nothing tells somebody you're over them like talking about them all the fxxking time. Justin Timberlake is one talented dude. Loved his set. And N Sync didn't look a day older than their dads in 2003. Gaga, Bruno, Macklemore - you all blew me away. Lotsa talent there to counteract Miley’s stuffed animal molestation.
P.S. Did anybody else notice the same actress is in the Psychic Friends commercial AND the Monistat commercial? You’d think a good psychic would’ve known about that yeast infection.
I’m starting to think I have some serious OCD issues.
This week I was talking about my latest issue…parking at work. I like to park in the same general area every morning. Again, not in the exact same spot, I’m not that OCD! Definitely not Jack Nicholson-As Good As it Gets OCD. But yeah…I do like some order and routine in my life.
Lately Lissa has been disturbing that order! :) She’s the first one to park in the morning and has the pick of the entire lot. I cruise in half asleep right after her and use her car as a guide as to where to park…2nd spot over to her left.
This week she kept switching her spot. Wednesday she parked so far to the left in our lot that when I lined up with her I was almost in our driveway.
Hey Liss: Pick a spot and stay with it!
As I read this back, I’m starting to realize that I may have some OCD issues.
If you are a regular listener of the morning show you’ve heard a “few” of them:
--Can’t eat at buffets.
--Won’t start eating popcorn at movie theatre until credits finish.
--Never use the shower or toilet during a thunderstorm.
So are these silly little quirks or serious OCD concerns?
If this happened to someone else I would probably say something like, "how could you? I could never!" Then I did.
I left this house this morning WITHOUT my PURSE! It was a total accident, a Monday morning fail. I grabbed my tote bag that has my magic bullet (blender!) in it and headed straight for the door. I think my arm felt the tote, so it didn't feel like anything was missing. I locked up and left. 5 minutes away from the station, when a spa I called ask for a credit card # to reserve my appointment, I realized my wallet ... no wait ... my entire PURSE was not in the car with me. PANIC!
I totally left it at home. So today i'm without my wallet (license, money, key fobs), chap stick, vitamins, and my INVISALIGN.
The only thing that could make this worse would be if my cell phone was in there too, but I carried that in my hand and thankfully have it with me.
Some might call this freeing. I call it really annoying and almost naked feeling. Now I need to find a way to not think about this for the next 8 hours . . .
Thank you EVERYBODY who came out to our marathon team kickoff party last night at Mohegan Sun Casino! We had several hundred people - amazing!!! Ryan's Run 4 is officially ON :)))) I'll be running the NYC marathon November 3 with Ryan Leckey from WNEP TV and about 50 other local runners to raise money for Allied Health Services - click below to see my runner page, meet my team, and learn more about our cause!
Some pics from last night....
Ryan & I
gorgeous blond is fellow marathoner Angela, me in middle, & my dear, beautiful, hilarious friend Jenis
Angela and I planning our running strategy...... "go faster than some, slower than most". Brilliant!
If you're starting college, plan on spending on average $1500/year on textbooks. Yikes. And there's always that one required book that's going to set you back $100-$200. Call me a conspiracy theorist, but I think the book publishers are in cahoots with all schools. Why do they keep changing one small thing in a required text? So you have to buy the newest version!
Our listeners came up with a great list of websites offering discounted textbooks or books that you can rent.
If you know any other places to get cheap text books, add them to the comment section below.
Hi there Brides to Be and Wedding Lovers! I've been trying to blog about things while they were happening throughout the wedding planning process, but seemed to miss some things along the way and have been getting emailed a bunch of questions that I will answer here! This blog is kind of a recap of the planning of our wedding so far and hopefully I can answer most of the questions coming in . . . hopefully it helps those of you who are getting started wedding planning! Here goes . . . :)
Where are you getting married? John and I are getting married at Bushkill Inn in Bushkill, PA (Across from Bushkill Falls) - it's a beautiful venue and we chose it for so many reasons. It's gorgeous, the staff is wonderful, the food is fantastic, and they have a gorgeous hotel and cabins for our guests to stay in. If you're looking for a venue in the Poconos - definitely call Tabitha and schedule a tour.
Who's your DJ? Jeff is actually DJ'ing our wedding! He really is THE BEST when it comes to wedding dj's! He has a DJ company and has a few guys who work with him. I asked him to be a guest and have one of his guys DJ our wedding, but he insisted on doing it himself. We are also having a duo called J2 perform at our ceremony and cocktail hour. They are awesome and we are so excited to have them perform. They'll be doing all of the instrumentals while everyone walks down the aisle too. :)
Are you having a videographer? Yes! We were almost going to go without one, but most of my friends who chose not to have video, regret it after. After asking around a bit, we chose Alexander Monelli. We loved his style and are so excited he'll be capturing our big day on film. I plan to post a highlight video on this blog after the wedding!
Who's your photographer? Bruce Morgan from I'mage Photo Studios! I've known him for years after doing some work with him here at KRZ and have always felt so comfortable around him. He also did our engagement photos! He's super easy going and tells you how to pose and when your hair looks out of place ... how can you not love that? Oh, we are are also getting a photo booth with him too! :)
Where did you get your invitations and save the dates? We ordered our magnet save the dates from WeddingPaperDivas.com, but we actually designed and printed our invites on our own with the help of my mom. We ordered all of the supples at LCIpaper.com - we loved the color Stardust Ruby! So far everyone has loved the invitations . . . we added a couple funny lines to them to spice them up and add some personality! ;) If you need some ideas about that, email me Amanda@985krz.com!
Who's doing your cake? Cathy at Truly Scrumptious! EatCakeFirst.com - Cathy is an artist when it comes to wedding cakes. The creations she comes up with are mind blowing! She designed a beautiful 5 tier cake for us and our tasting was amazing! If you go to her, make sure you try the cannoli filling! OMG!
Who is your florist? This is sort of a loaded question. John Mackey Design is doing all of our flowers and centerpieces, but he's also designing our room! Everything from the tablescapes to the linens! He creates some incredible events and we can't wait to see what he dreams up for our wedding!
Are you having a theme? Not really, but kind of. John gave me a Tiffany skeleton key necklace on our first Valentine's Day together . . . so we are using keys as our theme. The key to my heart! They are on the stationary and will be hanging from the centerpieces.
Where did you decide to go on your honeymoon? ARUBA! We booked through Karen at Sea the World Travel ... she's awesome and pretty much hands you your vacation in an envelope - you have everything you need - it's awesome. :)
I think I covered most of things people are asking ... if I left anything out or you have any other questions about our experience so far, email me Amanda@985krz.com!
John and I are trying to enjoy the wedding planning process as much as possible! This weekend we have the programs on the agenda! XO
Today marks officially ... 2 months until our wedding! This past year has FLOWN by! This weekend was my big BACHELORETTE PARTY WEEKEND and my friends went above and beyond to make it truly special. They traveled from Rhode Island, Long Island, and PA to be a part of the weekend . . . and these are just a few pics to give you a peek into the fun! :)
When I first got into the car on Friday, my MOH Tanya greeted me with the bag and a mimosa! The cute bag was filled with HONEYMOON ESSENTIALS including a bride silk robe, sunscreen, a beach read, and all kinds of thoughtfulness. My friend Becky (who went to college with John) met us and we drove to NJ to Bridesmaid Kate's apartment. We went for lunch and pedicures, and got ready for the night drinking champagne. :)
Friday night we went out for hibachi and hung out at a bar . . . where super nice girls sent us over shots and we played silly Bachelorette truth or dare games. It was a nice girls night out :) ... light up SASH and all!
Saturday morning, the rest of the girls met us at the MetLife stadium in NJ to tailgate before the Kenny Chesney concert! Bridesmaid Dana, Danielle, Bridesmaid Sarah, and Dina met us at the show for some flip cup, beer pong, and silly fun.
Kate made these AWESOME shirts for our group. Mine had insides jokes or quotes on the back and the girls had pics of me with them. How freaking cute are these shirts??? I still can't get over how awesome they are.
We had a fabulous time and ended the night back at our hotel room with The Panty Game. Each girl brought me a pair of panties and I had to guess which pair was from who. I actually did REALLY well and guessed ALL correct expect for one! How fun is that? A Bachelorette Party must - I loved it!
We had a blast . . . made some memories . . . and got the crazy out of our systems. With 2 months left to go until the wedding, it's crunch time. John actually finished his VOWS this weekend while I was away (I won't be seeing them) Exciting stuff, time to buckle down! :)