Have you ever gone shopping ... loaded all of your items onto the counter ... gone to pay ... and then realized YOU DON'T HAVE YOUR WALLET?! Happened to me this morning at Target and let me just tell you ... I felt like the biggest idiot EVER! I told them i'd come back for my stuff tomorrow, but wow - talk about humiliating!
Oh ... and a word to the wise and a note to self - DON'T WATCH AMERICAN HORROR STORY before bed. I literally couldn't fall asleep until 3am and all morning I keep THINKING I see someone walk by - and there's no one here. That show is crazy good ... but definitely not something you should watch immediately before bed if you're easily spooked! :)
Vinyl one piece cat suits are impossible to get in and out of to pee. Thus, I cut mine in half and only wore the top, along with some shiny leggings I already own. Check out the finished product . . . Cat Woman and Joker! :) Boyfriend is SUCH a good sport ... a face full of makeup ... and we drove to New Jersey for a partyÂ IN COSTUME!
Jeff is dressing up tonight ... as Leatherface! He stitched his mask all by himself! Check him out tonight at The Woodlands, or check back tomorrow for pics! :) Have a safe and Happy Halloween! xo
After FINALLY putting a rush order on my catwoman costume ... the order was cancelled bc they only had size small. Yeah, aÂ small one piece vinyl suit is small enough, that wasn't happening. I had a little bit of a freak out because Boyfriend and I are going to visit my bf from college on Saturday for her birthday/SUPERHERO themed Halloween party. He's the joker and i'm catwoman, or so I planned to be.Â A wonderful person called us in the studio yesterday and suggested I try Frazzeta's in East Stroudsburg and OMG ... thank you whoever you were because they have an AMAZING selection of Halloween stuff still. I got my catsuit, catwoman mask/headpiece, tail, whip ... all of it! Such a relief! I wanted to get yellow contacts, but they were $65 and that was just not happening for a one-time wear.
We're up to over 1 MILLION votes so far in the PREGNANT PUMPKIN PAGEANT! We'll announce a winner TOMORROW for a year supply of diapers, so get your votes in now!!!
Totally coincidental . . . Jeff and I match today! Today on PA LIVE for Email Wednesday, we talk about a woman who is trying to choose bewtween her own happiness and her family's feelings about her moving away with her young son. Tune in or catch the video!
Old Navy in WB has some seriously awesome sales right now!
I spent some time in Amish country on Saturday and holy good god. They still get around on horse and buggy! I've HEARD this was true, but I finally got to see it for myself and WOW. Talk about traditional ... it's kind of cool that they stick to what they believe in and stick to the traditions and all ... but I felt like I traveled back in time.
Boyfriend and I went to meet up with his parents, who came for a dinner train at Strasburg Railroad. It was pretty awesome! We toured the train museum, boarded the train, and then got served dinner as we rode around. It was old fashioned and really yum!
I couldn't get over the number of horse and buggy we saw ... and had to sit behind (because you treat it like a car) on the road. The amish even go around selling "quillows" to the visitors ... which I guess are quilts that fold into pillows. (I'm not gonna lie, I wish I was around when that guy came around bc that sounds like an enjoyable purchase.)
Sunday was spent doing some MUCH needed cleaning! It's nice to finally see the floor again! :) Don't you hate when it gets THAT bad?! Hope Monday's treating you well! XO
After a few failed attempts and an "ok" batch . . . i've finally mastered making CAKE POPS! These babies are WAY more time consuming and expensive than baking cupcakes (which was my most recent baking obsession) but they are are so darn cute, I just couldn't help myself from trying to make them again!
I did a ton of Google searches looking for the easiest directions as to HOW to do them and really, I feel like these people over-complicate it all. Instead, I chose trial and error and finally have my own system DOWN! If you want to try making cake pops for the upcoming holiday season, maybe a birthday, or for no reason at all. I'll walk you through the process. (A few ofÂ you emailed me the last time I made them and wanted more information ... here's the rundown!) Â If you have any tips for me - i'd LOVE to hear them! Amanda@985krz.com
Before you start - here's what you need.
Cake mix. (These pops are so much work that I don't both making my own mix)
A can of frosting (You'll only end up using less than half ... make sure the color goes with the cake, as you'll be mixing them together!)
Melting chocolate (Michaels or AC Moore - you can choose from TONS of colors to go with whatever theme you are making!)
Sprinkles, candy (Whatever you want ON the cake pop ... you could use crushed cookies, candy, sprinkles)
Cake pop sticks (You can get them at Michaels or AC Moore - there's a whole cake pop section)
Wrappers ( You'll need something to wrap them in once they are finished - they sell lollipop clear bags with twist ties ... for Halloween I found spider bags!)
Styrofoam (You'll need some sort of base to stick the cake pops into after you've dipped them in chocolate to dry standing up, so you don't get flat tops like you would if you rest them on wax paper.)
NOW GET STARTED!
1. Bake the cake. Let cool.
2. Cut the cake up and add a few dollops of frosting. Mix together by hand, cover the cake, let chill in the fridge. (Leave it overnight)
3. Take an ice cream scooper or spoon and make 1.5inch balls of cake. It's much easier to wear clear plastic gloves and make the balls by hand like meatballs, but do whatever works for you. Don't make the cake balls too big, or they will fall off the stick. Put on wax paper.
4.) Dip the end of a cake pop stick in some melted chocolate (the kind that will harden after melting) and then insert into cake pop. (The chocolate acts as a glue) Do the entire batch and return to fridge for a little while.
5.) Dip cake pops in melted chocolate and decorate as you want! I've been sticking to sprinkles, but there are some CREATIVE things you can do with cake pops. Stand the stick up in a stryrofoam base to dry!
After I passed all of pops I made out to co-workers, I remembered I need a photo of them! ONE example! There were a bunch though ... with orange chocolate, white chocolate, lots of different sprinkles! I'm going to get a little more creative for Christmas. I'm thinking SANTA and RUDOLF pops! :)
YAY for Friday!!! I've been meaning to tell you about a book I ride over vacation over a month ago, but it kept slipping my mind ... and since I passed it on for someone else to read, I haven't seen the cover until today when I happened to come across an article. Heaven is for Real is a New York Times Bestseller and literally gave me chills. Whether or not you are religious doesn't really matter with this read.
Heaven Is for Real is the true story of the four-year old son of a small town pastor who during emergency surgery slips from consciousness and enters heaven. He survives and begins talking about being able to look down and see the doctor operating and his dad praying in the waiting room. The family didn't know what to believe but soon realized that the boys stories were too vivid and realistic to be anything but a true account.
The boy said he met his miscarried sister, whom no one had told him about, and his great grandfather who died 30 years beforeÂ he was born, then shared impossible-to-know details about each. He describes the horse that only Jesus could ride, about how "reaaally big" God and his chair are, and how the Holy Spirit "shoots down power" from heaven to help us.
If you're looking for a warm, thought-provoking book to read ... I definitely suggest this one. There were times while reading it, I was in tears ... othersÂ I got chills ... and sometimes I had to just put it down and TELL SOMEONE ABOUT EVERYTHING I couldn't believe I was reading.Â
If you've already read it, i'd love to get a chat going. What did you think? Have you heard anyone else with a similar story?
At GAME 1 of the WORLD SERIES last night, Scotty McCreery sang "No Jose" instead of "Oh Say" ... (around the 1:20 mark)
He's such a huge baseball fan ... can you imagine how he must feel today? On another note, why can't anyone sing the words correctly?!? It seems like every couple of weeks we're talking about another celeb screwing up the lyrics to our NATIONAL ANTHEM!
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!! This is the best video i've seen all day. This poor girl is just jammin out, enjoying a Beyonce concert, when Beyonce comes over to her and shoves the mic in her face .... waiting for her to sing! The girl obviously doesn't want to ... begs "No I don't want to sing!" and then does ... and it's awesome, because she clearly knows she can't sing. Local bands do that ALL the time. You never sound quite as good on mic as you think you do SCREAMING along!
OLD NAVY is totally bringing it with the fun, flirty tops! I picked this one out to go with my ON skinny jeans and boots and to my surprise ... it was a sale, BIG time!Â A bunch of you weren't fans of me in blue a couple weeks ago, so what do you think of off-white ruffles!? (Dont judge my hair today - the rain wasn't hair friendly)
Jeff makes fun of me ALL the time for different things in my wardrobe. Last year, he told me my purse looked like a CAR ENGINE and posted pictures online and let people vote whether or not I should be seen using it. Then he made fun of a shirt, some boots . . . it never ends. FINALLY ... he wore something semi-ridiculous! Jeff claims this shirt is "from L.A." which is supposed to automatically give him a free pass with the fashion police.
You decide. Love it or hate it?! Someone already wrote to me to say he looks like a faded roll of lifesavers! Haha
I love everything about Fall ... and this weekend I good dose of it all. Pumpkin spice coffee, Octoberfest beers, crunchy leaves, football, and the chill in the air that makes you have to wear a scarf! Boyfriend and I spent the weekend by his college for their homecoming/reunion. It was awesome meeting a bunch of his friends that I haven't had the chance to meet before ... and we sort of relived our college days into the night. It's hard to believe it's been 5 years since I graduated from college. Weird. The things that remind you that you're an adult now . . . haaaaa!
Speaking of scarves --- have you been to the new store Charming Charlie at the Shoppes at Montage?! It's like ... Claires on steriods. This store is HUGEEE and FULL of accessories that are all organized by color. It's a little overwhelming if you don't go in with a goal in mind - so be warned. It's pretty awesome and they have really cute scarves! :)
I posted this video last week because I thought it was SO SWEET how much this little girl admires Nicki Minaj . . . and so exciting for her to actually get to meet and sing with her! Well, the post and on air discussion turned into a huge debate ... was it wrong to encourage this little girl to admire Nicki ... considering she sings about scandalous things? No matter how you feel about her as an artist .... you have to admi this is the freaking cutest thing ever ...
Shannon Nelson is from Wayne County and has been writing an awesome beauty blog for 6 years called A Girl's Gotta Spa! It's been recognized by SHAPE Magazine as one of the Top 20 beauty blogs in the country and features local reviews of spas and salons, as well as reviews on makeup, skin care and hair care products. Vote for her in the SHAPE Magazine Best Beauty Blogger contest and turn to her blog for the latest in beauty trends.
Shannon needs your votes! Most of the blogs are from girls who are based in LA or NY, but come on . . . let's help out NEPA girl win! The grandprize winner wins a video series with SHAPE.
Them, just click vote for this blog, and that will bring up another page with the ballot. Select A Girl's Gotta Spa and you're done. :) It'll take you just a minute . . . and would be SO awesome if we could help Shannon win!
Shannon asked me to participate in a BEAUTY Q & A and it's front page on Shannon's Beauty Blog, A Girls Gotta Spa . . . now! You can check it out here. I'm not proud of my short relationship with white eyeliner in my teen years. :)
Check out PA LIVE today at 4p on WBRE for today's Email Wednesday! A girl wrote to us because the guy she's been seeing for over 2 months won't make a move. She's wondering what we think is up with him. You think he's just a gentleman?
Our OLD NAVY OUTFITS OF THE WEEK! These dark skinny jeans fit perfect under my boots and this top, while something I wouldn't typically pick up . . . I really like a lot. It comes in a ton of different colors, but this one, camel,Â is perfect for fall!
My aunt forwarded me an email this morning and 99% of the time . . . if the subject line starts with "fw:" I usually delete it without looking. I'm not a huge fan of forwarded emails because they usually have some kind of superstition at the end that I end up feeling really paranoid about. This oneÂ was different. 21 Lessons From Steve Jobs.
Â It's a cool reminder that life is short, but sweet . . . some cool eye opening thoughts too :) check it out . . .
#1 Skate to Where the Puck is Going to Be
In 2007, Steve Jobs said, âThereâs an old Wayne Gretzky quote that I love. âI skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.â And weâve always tried to do that at Apple. Since the very, very beginning. And we always will.â
Steveâs ability to anticipate future trends helped Apple dominate now-burgeoning markets like digital music sales (through the iPod and iTunes Store).
#2 Accentuate the Positive
Steve started life out on the wrong foot. He was given up for adoption at birth because his mother had wanted a daughter.
Tough break? Young Jobs didnât think so: he was thankful for his loving adoptive parents â who happened to live in Palo Alto, California (which would eventually become Silicon Valley).
#3 Learn from Others
In high school, Jobs attended lectures at a small computer technology company called Hewlett-Packard. Before turning 21, Steve had worked for both HP and Atari. He saw what these companies were doing and learned what he wanted to do differently with Apple.
#4 Start Early
Because Steve was still a sponge-brained teenager when he started working with computers, he learned quickly.
It also helps that he started Apple in his early 20âs: when he was still full of energy, fresh ideas, and not yet restrained by a family or career.
#5 College is Importantâ¦
At its best, higher education challenges us to make connections and solve problems.
Jobs credits a college calligraphy course for part of the Macintoshâs development:
âIf I had never dropped in on that single course in college, the Mac would have never had multiple typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts.â
#6 â¦But itâs Not Necessary
Reed University was expensive and Jobs didnât want to drain his parentsâ savings. If Jobs hadnât dropped out, he would have been a junior in 1975. He co-founded Apple Computer that year instead.
#7 Travel the World
The year before he founded Apple, Jobs journeyed to India. Travel has a way of broadening a personâs perspective and expanding their sense of whatâs possible â good traits in an entrepreneur.
#8 Surround Yourself with Good People
Steve Jobs wasnât a great computer engineer. Apple would have had no chance if Jobs was the only one building the computers. Thatâs why he recruited Steve Wozniak.
Through the years, Jobsâ companies have blossomed thanks to the brilliant people heâs brought on board â like Apple CEO Tim Cook and Pixar CCO (Chief Creative Officer) John Lasseter.
#9 Expect Greatness
People tend to rise to expectations.
#10 Fake it Before You Make it
In Appleâs early days, Steve recognized that Palo Alto, California was the epicenter of innovative computer technology. Steve wanted his company to be associated with this place â but Apple was still headquartered out of a garage in nearby Los Altos.
Jobsâ solution was to set up a PO Box in Palo Alto and hire a voice answering service. A potential client would get the impression that Apple was a big company in the heart of Silicon Valley â even though the truth was that it was still just two sweaty guys in a garage across town.
#11 Obstacles are meant to be Overcome
Jobs and Wozniak ran out of money while developing the first Apple computer. Instead of giving in, Jobs sold his van and Wozniak sold his graphing calculator. When thereâs a will, thereâs a way.
#12 Donât Value Money
As CEO of Apple, Jobs earned $1 a year. Jobs wasnât incentivized by his salary, but by his own unrelenting pursuit of excellence. (Then again, his expansive stock holdings may have beenÂ someÂ incentive.)
#13 Value People
Jobs hired passionate people and cultivated exceptional company cultures at both Apple and Pixar â and their work speaks for itself.
#14 Take Risks
Jobs was willing to cannibalize his companyâs products in the name of progress.Â Many CEOs would have been hesitant to develop the iPhone, knowing full well that it would help to make the iPod obsolete â but Jobs did it anyway (and took a big bite out of the lucrative mobile market).
Donât be afraid to take risks. Especially smart ones.
#15 Create a Personal Brand
Steve Jobs was one of the first people to recognize the growing importance of personal brands in the Internet age. His black turtleneck is as instantly recognizable as the Apple logo.
#16 Have a Higher Purpose
Buddha said, âWe are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.â
Jobs has turned his vision into reality since he began practicing Buddhism in the 1970âs.
#17 Find the Right Partner
There is no more important decision in your life than the person you decide to share it with. Choose wisely (as Steve did), and you have a partner who will help see you through daily challenges.
#18 Fail Forward
Everybody fails. Itâs how you respond to those failures that makes all the difference. In 1984, Steve Jobs was fired from Apple.
At Stanfordâs 2005 commencement address, he had this to say about it:
âI didnât see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.â
#19 Learn How to Take a Brick to the Head
More inspiring words from the Stanford speech:
âSometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Donât lose faith. Iâm convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. Youâve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work.â
#20 Remember Youâll be Dead Soon
âRemembering that Iâll be dead soon is the most important tool Iâve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything â all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure â these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.â
Our time on this earth is short. Letâs make it count.
#21 Put a Dent in the Universe
Jobs once said, âWeâre here to put a dent in the universe. Otherwise, why else even be here?â
Having a higher purpose doesnât just help you find success. It redefines the meaning of the word.
Ready to Redefine Success?
Iâll let Jobs have the last word:
âThe only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you havenât found it yet, keep looking. Donât settle. As with all matters of the heart, youâll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Donât settle.â
Have you checked out the entries that are coming in?!? Our 4th annual PREGNANT PUMPKIN PAGEANT is underway! Click the link below to check out the entries and vote for your favorites!! :) If you know someone who's expecting, they could win a YEAR SUPPLY of diapers! Tell them about it!
It was a BUSY, but great weekend in NEPA! For starters, the weather was incredible. I just assume a weekend in October is going to be freezing cold and kind of windy, but this weekend . . . wow . . . warm and not a cloud in the sky. Perfect days for some awesome events around NEPA. Saturday was our annual BRAS ACROSS THE BRIDGE . . . and thanks to the support of YOU who came out to support loved ones, friends, and family who have fought or are fighting breast cancer, we raised THOUSANDS of dollars for the American Cancer Society!
The pictures are my favorite. Look at all of that pink! October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month . . . rock your pink! :) This weekend, our sister station Froggy 101 is having a REALLY cool event for breast cancer awareness month called Strike Out Breast Cancer. It's an annual event in its 4th yearÂ that is REALLY cool . . . if you're interested in a fun day of bowling and entertainment with 100% of proceeds going to the American Cancer Society, check it out and swing by THIS SATURDAY! Details here : http://www.froggy101.com/Strike-Out-Breast-Cancer-4/10916555Â
(the bras stretching across the Market St. bridge!)
Sunday was a GORGEOUS day for a walk! This is PART of TEAM KRZ from Sundays Autism Speaks Walk at Pocono Raceway. We lost some of our team at the end! Thanks to everyone who came out on Sunday and walked with Team KRZ! It was so great meeting all of you! xo Make sure to keep in touch!
I've been on the hunt for a goooooood tinted lip gloss for a while and the ones I usually LOVE, are so expensive. I took a chance with L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Le Gloss Lip Gloss and let me just tell you . . . I LOVE IT. For $6, I compare it to NARS, which is well over $20 a tube. I got it in 154 Watermelon Crush and while tube makes it look like you'll have HOT PINK on your lips, it doesn't actually come out like that, but it a nice punch of pink! Don't you hate when you think you're buying one color and it really ends up being DULL when you apply it? This is like that, but in a good way ... the tube is REALLY bright.
Just wanted to share my new favorite beauty find! :) Hope to see some of you out this weekend either at BRAS ACROSS THE BRIDGE or the AUTISM SPEAKS walk on Sunday! xo
Has anyone else been listening to/watching the Conrad Murray trial today?! HOLY. This poor coroner investigator is really getting GRILLED! Conrad Murray's attorneys are trying SO hard to get her admit she made mistakes whiel gathering and reporting information from the scene of Michael Jackson's death . . . but she's staying strong and delivering the facts - even though these lawyers are cocky butts! Ugh - I hate defense attorneys . . . I have a few friends who are currently in law school and i'm praying to god they don't end up being slimey lawyers.
For my fellow pumpkin spice coffee fans . . . I bought pumpkin spice K- cups this morning and they pretty freaking amazing! Found them at Walmart! Mmm yummm! God I love fall.
Hope you have a great Thursday! :) This Saturday is our 3rd annual BRAS ACROSS THE BRIDGE at Kirby Park in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Sunday is the Autism Walk at Pocono Raceway . . . hope you can squeeze these events into your weekend plans . . . and see you there!
Hi friends! What a BEAUTIFUL Fall day, huh!? There's just enough chill to wear boots and a light scarf, but not too cool that you need a jacket. That's the best. I drank my first pumpkin spice latte of the season and it was deeeeee-lish!
Don't forget to check out Jeff and I on PA LIVE this afternoon. We got an email on Email Wednesday from a guy who wants to know if it makes him look cheap if he uses one of those 1/2 off deal coupon/gift certificate things on a first date! What do you think? Shouldn't that be a time when you're trying to impress someone you have interest in? Tune in at 4! :)
Old Navy in Wilkes Barre is dressing up for PA LIVE each week starting today . . . check out our outfit of the week! I'm stepping out of my usual neutrals comfort zone and wearing some COLOR! They have some great fall tops right now and these skinny jeans fit perfect with boots - finally a good pair of denim! Jeff and I didn't intend to match, but BLUE is in for Fall, I guess we both got the same memo! Ladies, if you're into blouses, wait til you see what i'm wearing next week! :)
Oh . . . and if you were listening yesterday when he had our STICK OUT YOUR TONGUE TUESDAY SPELLING BEE and heard us both stick our tongue into an electric fly swatter . . . you might want to SEE it. If you missed it, brace yourself. http://www.985krz.com/pages/4961682.php?
The day after vacation is always crazy ... but i'm back! Boyfriend and I had an awesome time at my friend Christine's wedding in New Orleans and on our cruise to Mexico. How GORGEOUS was she?!?! Christine looked stunning on her big day and the whole ceremony was so romantic! I, on the other hand, am not used to New Orleans humidity and my hair couldn't handle it! haha
. . . and this was the view from our balcony on the cruise :) Just to bring a little warmth to you today in chilly NEPA!
As great as vacation is, I love having a routine and coming back to work just feels like home. Weird. Jeff watched our cat Asti and i'm happy to say, she survived. He was a great kitty sitter . . . well, besides letting her out in the yard and letting her eat a worm and almost a frog. Jeff decided after watching her for 7 days that he hates cats. She's SUCH an energetic kitty that she probably drove him nuts.
Jeff and I spent the morning at Old Navy in Wilkes Barre . . . and oh my gosh . . . have you been in there recently??!?!! They have SO MANY CUTE things and TONS of great accessories. I walked in and got over-excited and stupid giddy. I stepped outside of my usual comfort zone and got some bright blouses that i'm really excited to wear. They're dressing us for our weekly PA LIVE segment - so make sure you check out our outfits each Wednesday! Modeling the latest looks from Old Navy in WB! :)
Ohhh btw - just a few more spots left on TEAM KRZ at this Sunday's Autism Walk at Pocono Raceway. Come walk with me! Register for TEAM KRZ shirt - we only have a limited number of TEAM KRZ shirts left!
Whoa. My fellow ARMY WIVES loving friends will totally be shocked at this video. Actress Kim Delaney, who plays Claudia Joy, was asked to speak at a ceremony honoring U.S Defense Secretary Robert Gates. Her speech was COMPLETELY scripted - but watch as we SLURS the entire thing and acts totally out of it. Not the Claudia Joy we're used to seeing. Plus, what was up with her hair? It was all over the place! They eventually STOP her and pull her off stage! She battled substance abuse issues in the past, so people are thinking that might explain her bizarre behavior.
I happened to catch a little of X-Factor last night and THANK GOD I tuned in when I did because I happened to catch this girl sing. She's 18 and well, incredible. Talk about getting chills. Holy.
Did anyone else catch the premiere of the new show WHITNEY and absolutely LOVE it like me? I was literally laughing out loud, by myself, watching tv. Not very often that happens. :)
I'm making lists and checking them twice - tonight is packing night! Boyfriend and I leave for vacation tomorrow, so i'll be off next week. One of my best friends from high school is getting married on Sunday in New Orleans and then we're hopping on a Carnival cruise from New Orleans on Monday! Looking forward to some fun in the sun . . . with LOTS of sunscreen of course! Â :) See ya'll next Monday! XO
A local guy named John Rodgers sang this cover of Adele's "Someone Like You." I just love the song and covers of it, so I thought it was pretty impressive when he sent this video to Jeff yesterday. Take a listen! :)
Tonight's the night . . . MODERN FAMILY is back! Oh yeah! Happy tv-viewing friends! :)
There were SO MANY good new shows on TV last night and it's going to be a pick and choose kind of week since it's FALL premiere week! I was super excited about the premiere of How I Met Your Mother, Two and a Half Men, and the Charlie Sheen roast . . . and that's all I watched. There were just TOO many good options! I caught up on highlights of Dancing with the Stars, but with so many contestants in the beginning, it's hard to care. Tonight is going to be another tough tv decision making night with the premiere The New Girl, Glee, The Biggest Loser, and the second week of Ringer on CW. (Ringer has me though. I can't WAIT to find out what happens next . . . if you missed the premiere- what it online and get on board - it's GOOD!)
You know the few days of work before you leave for vacation? That's the mode i'm in right now. Making lists, trying to get ahead, and getting super excited for fun! My friend from high school, Christine, is getting married in New Orleans. She's lived down there for a few years and Sunday is the big day! Boyfriend and I are going down and then hopping on a cruise to Mexico on Monday! I'm fully stocked up on sunscreen because i'm, well, paranoid. I love weddings. So much so, that I cry watching Four Weddings on TLC. Have you seen THAT show by the way? Somehow, i've even sucked my boyfriend into watching it and . . . LIKING it. The show follows four brides on their wedding day and they each judge eachother's weddings and gives them scores. The one with the highest score wins a dream honeymoon. It's addicting.
Hope you had a wonderful weekend! Boyfriend and I had our first PSU tailgating experience on Saturday and will definitely be back for more! Neither of us went to PSU, butÂ we don't mind acting like we did! What a party! :)
I'm usually not a huge fan of the Emmy's. Past years, they've been a snooze fest. This year, not so much . . . actually, the show was awesome. My favorite part was definitely when The Canadian Tenors sang. I was COVERED in chills and goosebumps!
Registration for my TEAM KRZ at the Autism Speaks walk at Pocono Raceway is ready to roll! Click here to get to the sign up page. Tell your friends. Love you for it. XO
Yesterday, Boyfriend made his big radio debut! :) After finding he felt strongly about our Email Wednesday topic about the engaged couple who was upset that she wanted to hyphenate her name with his . . . we had Boyfriend on the show. I had no idea he would feel so strongly about something like that, considering he's SO laid back about most other things. According to him, it's belittling to a guy to keep your maiden name or hyphenate it with his. Interesting . . . i've never really given it much thought, but when the email came in, I didn't see what the big deal was. If you've been known as one name for 20+ years, why not keep it in some form so you're still indentifiable by name? I had no idea it would whirlwind into such STRONG opinions!
Tomorrow, i'm experiencing my first Penn State football tailgate. Have I ever mentioned I don't follow college sports . . . at all?! I just follow the party. :)
I just saw the Twilight: Breaking Dawn trailer for the first time . . . and whoa. Definitely can't wait to see the movie now! I didn't read any of the books and was kind of late to the party with the movies . . . but I sort of need to know . . . someone who read the books - give me a hint ... what happens?? Is Bella ok? How does their baby come out? I'm dying here!
Have you seen the new Jennifer Lopez line at Kohl's?! Cute items!!! :) After looking for a good kitty-hotel for Asti while Boyfriend and I go on vacation at the end of the month . . . i've found a kitty sitter. JEFF has offered to take our kitty in for a week! This should be funny . . . he's never had a pet and well, Asti is REALLY energetic. Jeff thinks he's just going to have to take care of her like he does his plants ... water and feed . . . it might be a little rude awakening when she first goes to play with his toes or fingers like they're toys. Hey, she's 5 months . . . she's playful. :) I can't wait to hear about Jeff's experience as a kitty-uncle!
Jeff and I had our first segment on PA LIVE today . . . you'll be able to catch it online soon, or tune in to WBRE! :)
Our new feature in The Weekender came out today too! Check out BITCH AND BRAG in theÂ new Weekender! xo
This past weekend was incredible proof that NEPA is an amazing place to call home. KRZ's Entercom Cares flood relief drive was a HUGE success . . . because of you. Over this past weekend, over $17,000 in cash donations and over $200,000 in cleaning supplies was raised to support flood victims… and everything you donated is staying local. I’ve now witnessed the “valley with a heart” in action. The outpouring of love, quick response to support, and compassion the people of NEPA showed in reaction to the flooding was incredible.
Children donated their allowance, families who were victims themselves donated supplies and money because they knew other people had suffered worse, and together as a community, we filled 4 huge box trucks full of supplies.
While we spent much of the weekend trying to help the relief efforts from the flood here locally, I spent a lot of time watching coverage of the anniversary of 9/11. This commercial for State Farm distracted me last night and now I can't stop telling people about it. I just loved it. Check it out! :)
KRZ's Entercom Cares Flood Relief Drive will take place this weekend - 9am-6pm at both the WB and Taylor Walmart. Items needed to assist flood victims are CLEAN UP KIT SUPPLIES. $ donations will also be accepted.
Items needed include:
... Latex Gloves
Scrub Brush Bleach
Cleaner - Ameriking Cleaner w/Bleach
Disinfectant, Pine-Sol @ 28 oz.
Regular Broom Head
Small/Large Mop Head
Large Black Garbage Bag
For those who live in areas that were not directly affected by the tragicÂ floodingÂ and want to help those who have lost everything . . . we are setting up locationsÂ across NEPA to help flood victims.Â This weekend, please help us fill trucks with items people NEED right now. Â
Times & Locations : 9am -6pm Saturday and Sunday at Wilkes-Barre Township and TaylorÂ WALMART
I'll be at the WB Walmart on Sunday from 9a-12p. If you can and want to help, come stop by - we'll be there all weekend. xo
Yesterday was a pretty insane day . . . and we hope everyone affected by the record flooding is safe and well. KRZ is working on putting together a flood relief drive as we speak and we'll have more information later on this afternoon how you can help those who lost everything in the flooding.
It's so hard to believe that Sunday is the 10th anniversary of 9/11. I was just reading a few celebs recall where they were when they found out about the attack on 9-11-01. People always say you never forget where you were and what you were doing on huge days like that that go down in history. I was only 15 and I still can remember like it was yesterday. I was a junior in high school and I was sitting in the computer lab. We were learning about internet navigation (I was still using AOL at home, that's how fresh the internet was to us) and a teacher ran into the lab and told everyone to do a search for "NYC towers." Before that day, we weren't really allowed to just do searches on our own, but learned the power of quick information that day. We watch pictures keep updating on our screens. The rest of the day, every classroom watched coverage on tv and didn't open a single book. We'll never forget. <3
IN MEMORY OF ALL WE LOST, THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11- STATISTICS: Times of impact: 8:46 a.m. and 9:02 a.m. Time the burning towers stood: 56 minutes and 102 minutes. Time they took to fall: 12 seconds. 2819 dead from 115 different nations. 343 Fireman/paramedics, 23 NYPD, 37 Port Authority officers.
I'm listening to Lady Antebellum's new cd Own the Night in the office today. It's not even out yet, but my friend works at our country station and gets her hands on the good stuff before it's released. God I love them.
Howdy friends! How about all of this rain? Ew. I wore BOOTS into work today. My shoe tendencies usually allow for open toed shoes throughout the entire month of September . . . so all of this flooding and downpouring rain is no bueno! Let's hope it lasts this week only and then returns to some gorgeous sunny days until the brisk chill of fall kicks in! Mmm . . . like most women, I LOVE the fall. I love scarves, boots, pumpkin spice coffee, cinnamon scented everything, and most of all . . . CRUNCHY LEAVES!!!
There's something about this weather that puts me in the mood to listen to country music. I love this Blake Shelton song . . .WHO ARE YOU WHEN I'M NOT LOOKING. http://youtu.be/0xXD9-1mLBY
If you check out this week's WEEKENDER, you'll find me in the middle! :)
My godson Shawn turned 4 this weekend, so Boyfriend and I drove up to Rhode Island for his CARS themed birthday party! There was a pinata, lots of crying babies, andÂ face painting too. There's the birthday boy!
On the way to Rhode Island we also stopped at the famed Mystic Pizza, in Mystic Connecticut! The pizza there is sooooooo good and there's Julia Roberts stuff everywhere from the movie Mystic Pizza.Â It was a great weekend with family and friends! :)
Jeff and I have a couple really cool things in the works that we're super excited about. Starting next week, you'll be able to read a column from us in The Weekender! Also starting next week, you'll be able to catch us on PA LIVE, the new daily talk show on BRE - dishing out dating and relationship advice! We'll keep you posted on both of those things . . . and details are coming SOON on our annual Pregnant Pumpkin Pageant too!!!
Did anyone else get sucked into yesterday's How I Met Your Mother marathon!?!? GodÂ I love that show. It's funny how there are certain shows thatÂ you never watch when they are on new,Â butÂ when they are in re-runs, you get addicted. I was a late-comer to Grey's Anatomy that way and now i'm obsessed. Same with HIMYM - who will she be?!?!? New season starts September 19 at 8p!!! :)
Don't missÂ TRY IT OUT TUESDAY today - we're testing out EZ MOVES - theÂ AS SEEN ON TV product that claims it can move aÂ car! XO
In the middle of all of the medical drama and surgery last week, Boyfriend and I celebrated our 1 year anniversary! He surprised me with a kitty! Meet ASTI! We love champagne . . . so it was only appropriate to name her Asti Spumante. We were torn at first between Pinot and Asti, but after Facebook voting on her name, we settled on Asti! She's REALLY high energy and cute, but needs to learn to not walk on my lap top WHILE i'm typing. She's gutsy. Boyfriend says she has my personality since she's really high energy, jumps around all day, and never wants to go to sleep! This was the only picture I had on my blackberry. I'll upload more soon! :)
My mom calls her her Grandkitty!
My godson's 4th birthday is this weekend in RI, so we're heading there tomorrow morning. I haven't been "home" since April, so i'm long overdue. See you Tuesday! Enjoy the long weekend! :)
It feels SO good to be back! Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to reach out to me over the last few weeks . . . I really appreciate all of the support, love, and prayers! It was a really stressful couple of weeks. The worry that comes with surgery is enough stress, but waiting for biopsy results is the worst. It's scary having all of those days to wait and see what comes next. Thankfully, in a nutshell, I caught it just in time. I don't want to start getting all preachy, but this cancer is best cured when found early. Check yourself. Get to know your skin. That's the best way you'll know if a mark on you has changed at all. The earlier you find something irregular, the better chances you have to fix it and save yourself.
Did you know there are 90 cancers that are curable if caught in Stage One? Read about the initiative to educate people about early detection! :)
My mom came to town from RI to help take care of me, which was a blessing. Boyfriend also learned how to put my hair up in a ponytail post-surgery . . . (his first girly hair grooming experience) because I couldn't do it myself. (They cut under my arm to get to the lymph nodes. They were life savers and waited on me like crazy. So much love. <3
I had a lot of time on my hands to rest over the past week and received awesome care packages, cards, and flowers from friends and family. One of my best friends happened to send me the book "The Help" and thanks to Hurricane Irene and the loss of power, I read the entire book in just over a day. Let me just say . . . this is the first book in a while that is one I can mention to ANY friend of mine and be able to have a conversation about it. Everyone is reading it . . . and everyone is loving it. Even some of my friends that don't usually read, are reading it! If you're looking for a MOVING, well written book with a message . . . definitely pick it up. Last night I was talking to my friend Christina about and she was saying that her favorite part of reading it is that she sounds Southern in her own head when she reads it because of the way they speak. Come to think of it, you DO sound Southern in your head reading it! If you've read it . . . email me! Who was your favorite character? I loved Aibeleen and Miss Celia . . . there was something about her white-trash and underdogness that made me feel for her. Did anyone else want more conclusion to everyone's life at the end, too?
It's show time now. Just want to thank everyone again for the nice words and encouragement. Now, let's go have some fun on the radio! :) xoxo
Hi! :) Hope you had a fabulous weekend! I got a ton done . . . and finally put new tires on my car. Everyone who walked by my car made some kind of comment about my front tires being bald, so I got new ones and hopefully everyone can shhh now! :) Friday night, Boyfriend surprised me with a KITTY! She's tiny ... only 4 months old, and she gets to come home on Thursday! We're still deciding on names and taking a vote. Which one do you like better . . . Pinot or Asti? :) She's really sweet! I'll post pictures once she comes home!
Saturday night, we went on a double date with our friends Pete and Wendy! (Wendy is like this awesome scrapbooker and totally hooked me up with lots of fun scrapbooking materials - i'm so looking forward to making one!) We went to Liquid in Stroudsburg (such a cool place with an awesome martini menu) and while I don't like sushi, I ADORE sushi presentations! Check out how pretty these were!
It's a girl here at the office's birthday (Happy Birthday Shannon!) so I made cake pops! This was my second attempt at cake pops and it went SO MUCH better than the first try. The trick? One you put the cake into balls, CHILL IT for a few hours. It made the world of a difference and the KRZ office is loving them today! :)
Tomorrow is surgery day, so I won't be on the air for the next few days. I'll try and check in on the blog. XO
Yay for Friday! I'll be hanging at the Scranton Hardware Bar tonight if you're out and about . . . come swing by! $1 drinks 8-midnight! :)
Have you seen this video yet? This guy completely planned a wedding and surprised his girlfriend with it . . . it's SO freaking sweet . . . and begs the question . . . how the hell did he pull that off?
Thursday feels good! So close to the weekend . . . and flying by! Speaking of this weekend, join me Saturday morning at Ken Pollock Suzuki on 315 in Pittston and have a chance to win a shovel to come dig to win keys to a new car NEXT weekend! Man, I still love their Kizashi. I'm going to need to put the Jetta to rest soon . . . :)
My friend posted this video on her blog this morning and I didn't even get 1:30 through it before tearing up. I'm probably a little more sensitive to the subject with my upcoming surgery on Tuesday, but what a great video.
Holla holla! Have you heard Lady Antebellum's new song?! It's called "We Owned The Night!" I heard it for the first time a couple days ago and this morning my friend who works down the hall at our country station was playing it in her office . . . so I thought i'd share! :)
BY THE WAY . . . I just read this morning that Lady A is coming in concert! 12/16 at Mohegan Sun Arena! I've already called a GIRLS NIGHT for that evening! LOVE them!
Hey friends! First, I want to say thank you to all of you who reached out to me over the weekend! I love getting email from you and really appreciate all of the nice words! :) I was out at the end of last week because I had some appointments. Remember how I had some moles removed a few weeks ago and my paranoia after watching youtube videos about melanoma? Well, the biopsy results came back on the three moles and while 1 was fine and 1 was precancerous,, the other was a melanoma. I've been doing SO MUCH reading on melanoma lately and it's amazing how in one breath they say "if found early it's totally curable" and in the next they say, "it's a rare aggressive cancer that is the most deadly form of skin cancer."
It'd be weird to just take sick days and magically disappear for a few days at a time, so we wanted to just be open with you about what's going on. The best thing that can come of this whole thing is awareness. Be aware of your body, the changing marks on it, and the patterns of moles on your skin. My dermatologist said that most cases are found by the patient first. Give yourself a once over and try to repeat a month later. It seems a little crazy, but even google what a melanoma looks like. The earlier you catch it, the better!
With that being said, i'm going for surgery next Tuesday and i'll probably be out the rest of the week. I'm just kind of following directions and asking lots of questions! :)
On a more exciting note . . . my mom sent me a little present today and I put them on immediately! I couldn't stomach spending $60 on flip flops, but i've been wanting the Reebok EasyTone flops for a while. The delivery came today courtesy of my momma! :) So far, I dig them . . . but they sound SQUISHY when I walk on tile. :)
You either love the show or you hate it. Personally, i'm a fan. It's not like I admire the Kardashians or anything, I just like their family dynamic and of course, their clothes! Right now at SEARS.com, their new Kardashian Kollection is 30% off!
Have you ever drooled toothpaste on yourself in the morning, wiped it off, and then arrived at work only to find huge toothpaste stains ALL OVER your top? Welcome to my life. I must have drooled a whole lot out because I am covered in toothpaste. I guess today wasn't a great day to wear a navy and white striped shirt. All of the navy is blotchy with Crest! How come you can scrub toothpaste out? It never works . . .
I hope you had a nice weekend . . . despite the rain on Saturday! Boyfriend's stayed at an RV campground in the Delaware Water Gap and we spent the night on Saturday. We went to see Larry The Cable Guy at Mt. Laurel Center. He was funny and the venue is a great size, but HOLY what they were charging for tickets/upgrades. Pretty crazy, but all of the seats were filled. :)
I'm going on day 6 of the SAME headache, so i'm gonna keep this short. See you on the radi-yoooo at 3! :)
Was anyone kind of grossed out by all of the OPEN MOUTH KISSING between Ashley and her new fiance JP on The Bachelorette AFTER THE FINALE ROSE after the finale last night?! You're on tv . . . we get it, you're in love . . . why OPEN mouth kissing!? Gross. Every time. You think they are just trying to convince us that they're happy? I was on Team JP all along, so i'm happy they ended up together . . . should we start taking bets how long they'll last? 9.5% of Bachelor/ette contestants end up STAYING together.
A make-up MAGNET board! I store all of my cosmetics in little baskets and it's kind of overwhelming to shuffle through everything in a basket and make choices! This girl glued magnets to the back of her eyeshadows and and made a magnet board to stick them to! I personally LOVE THIS IDEA and plan on making it my next craft project! Cute, right?
TONIGHT is the finale of The Bachelorette! Who will Ashley choose?! Despite his jealous personality, i'm on Team JP - all the way! My love/hate relationship with The Bachelor/Bachelorette shows is kind of silly. I love the show at the start of each season, but i'm always SO READY for it to be over come the hometown visits. This season is just too corny. I don't think I could take many more weeks of Ashley talking about her feelings. Like really. Maybe I can find something more useful to do with my Monday nights now!
I went to see Crazy Stupid Love on Saturday. The reviews for this movie was AWESOME. Critics LOVED it! For me, it was just ok. I actually sat there in the move thinking "are any of these modern romantic comedies going to become classics?" Is anyone making movies that will still be talked about in 15 years? I cried a few times, I laughed a times . . . it was a good movie, but I definitely didn't love it. If given the choice between the two, I would see Friends With Benefits again. I knew I should have seen The Smurfs! What the SMURF!
Boyfriend and I spent Saturday night at Lowes. We pretty much closed the place down. Just a few years ago I was closing nightclubs down at 2am, now i'm closing Lowes down while picking out PAINT colors for the bathroom! We demo'd the bathroom and took out the whole sink/vanity, medicine cabinet, and lighting. Now we're on paint. Sailboat blue! It's a bit darker than powder blue and is looking really nice!
Yesterday . . . I went to Crue and Poison at Montage! Is it just me, or do you feel like Poison only played a couple songs? It felt like they went on stage and were done 20 minutes later. From what I remember, it was a good show. :) There were margarita jello shots involved in the day.
Where did summer ago? I can't believe I just flipped my planner over to AUGUST. Whoa. Time to start doing summery things! Have a great Monday! XO
Have you ever been driving in a parking lot and the driver of another car makes a ridiculous, even goofy face at you? It's all behind windows, which apparently makes them feel powerful. This morning I stopped at Old Navy to grab Boyfriend some t-shirts because all of his "good ones" are randomly stained with god knows what. . . It looks like a RUST stain . . . but it's not like he works on old cars or anything. Who knows. So, I'm pulling out of the lot and this guy makes a face at me. A weird one. I didn't even know how to react because it's not like I was speeding, or not using a directional . . . I was so close to rolling down my window and asking what his problem was, but I just don't have that confrontational bone in me. I'd much rather just drive away . . . and then sit here thinking all day . . . what could I have possibly done that made this dude act out all crazy? If only he wasn't hiding behind his window, I just might know. Hmph.
First a ton of Youtube videos from military service men and women hit the internet asking celebs to their military balls. Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis both felt the pressure to go and agreed to. Now it's GOT to be a tough time to be a celeb ... since regular people have found a way to basically reach out to their favorite celeb and PLEA and PRESSUE them to do something for them. This girl wants Justin Bieber to go to her prom with her . . . and she claims she won't stop campaigning until she hears back from him! Funny though, she kind of looks like his girlfriend, Selena Gomez.
Yay for Fridays! I need to do some seriously cleaning this weekend . . . and Sunday is Crue and Poison! If you're going, come find me, i'm making jello shots and I share!:)
Today was DAY 2 of me talking to myself OUTLOUD for the entire ride to work. I think I might be going nuts . . .Â
I totally crashed out last night after watching TheÂ Bachelorette.Â Finally, I get why everyoneÂ gets so annoyed with Ashley. She's finally annoying me too. She's whiney, acts like a 13 year old, and is soÂ overdramatic andÂ fake about everything. Maybe her and JPÂ deserve eachother. She might benefit from a controlling/jealous boyfriend. I went through that stage tooÂ . . .Â it lasted far too long . . . even after the college years . . . and thankfully, Boyfriend is the least jealous/controlling person ever, whichÂ i'm so thankful for.
. . . and just because I LOVE OLD PEOPLE . . . please say hello to the newly crowned Ms. Alabama Nursing Home 2011, Felma Schrimshire .Â .Â . 100 years young!
I finally saw the finalÂ Harry Potter on Friday night and I don't think they could have made a better ending!Â Actually, because of it, I now have a special place in my heart for gingers. Red headed children are so freaking cute!
Look at that face!!! One of my best friend's daughter turned 2 over the weekend . . . what a mushhhh cake face! It's so incredible to watch little people grow up. Last year, I took 2 days off of work to help set up for Joelle's first birthday . . . and it's so hard to believe she's already 2! Boyfriend and I went to LI on Saturday to be at her beach party! Unfortunately, I overdosed on the sun and started to feel really sick, so we cut our visit short. Maybe it's mind over matter, but my visit to the dermatolgist last week has me all kinds of scared to be out in the sun for long periods of time.
We got back to PA and seriously crashed out with a small dose of sun poisoning. Ugh. The bright side? We woke up JUST IN TIME to catch fireworks on the lake! Fireworks are my fav! :)
Last night, my friend Tanya and I had a movie date and went to see Friends With Benefits! Not gonna lie, I cried. I laughed a lot, but I totally cried. It seems as though over time, i've become a total hopeless romantic who gets overly emotional in MOVIE THEATERS. It's like IÂ immerse myself in the story line and become the characters living the emotion-filled drama. I loved it. He made her life feel like a movie, what girl doesn't LOVE that level of romantic gesture? Corny . . . a little. Sweet . . . most definitely.
I also experimented with CAKE POPS by Tanya's request. The first batch tasted awesome (according to all of my lovely taste testing co-workers) but they weren't as visually appealing as I hoped. I'm obviously going to have to try these again. I'll post pics next time. :)
A couple months ago I promised to see a dermatologist amount a few moles that appeared in various places on my body. 2 of them I don't remember ever having and 1 on my back that I think grew. After scaring the bejesus out of myself watching youtube videos about melanoma, funky moles, and skin diseases, I made an appointment and that appointment happened this morning.
I wasn't mentally prepared for what happened next. After checking out my suspicious moles, the doctor removed 3 of them. It burned a little, but they numb you up so you can't feel much. I won't get into any details . . . because it's kind of gross, but i'm happy I took the precautionary measures and had them checked out. The doctor told me that one mole worried him more than the others, but i'm going to try and not lose sleep for the next 5-7 days until I get the test results back. Hopefully the power of positive thinking will work out with this one. :)
The more I GOOGLE suspicious moles, the more I freak out. Not to make anyone else super nervous, but if you notice you have a new mole or one that looks different than usual, don't blow it off. Melanoma is almost 100% curable if found early. Scary stuff. but get checked out if you notice something weird on your body. :) Best, love :)
90 degrees and loving it! Oh yeah! Last night I dared to turn the oven on. Probab;y not the wisest thing to do when it's a scorcher, but I promised some cupcakes to a few people and wanted to try a new oreo recipe, so I braved the heat. I busted out 4 dozen oreo cupcakes while watching The Bachelorette, making a kick ass salad,Â and doing 2 loads of laundry! Woo, busy girl. I did my usual cupcakes, just put oreo in the bottom of the cupcake paper and oreo on the frosting. Boyfriend loved them and he doesn't even like sweets. Although, the oreo weighed the cupcake down ... gotta figure out how to avoid that next time.
The Bachelorette : Goodbye Ames. I saw it coming. Actually, I was facebooking during the show (multi-tasking to the max) and totally called it. He was SMITTEN with her and she just wasn't connected. Answering the questions his family was asking her seemed uncomfortable. J.P totally showed his jealous side again last night, but Ben is totally growing on me. Part of me thinks Ashley is more in love with everything he HAS. Time will tell! :)
I came into work today and my boyfriend with boobs, Tanya, had a surprise for me! How cute is this card! She gave me a super cute candle too! Love her! She knows I get really ridiculously excited about surprises ... what a good boyfriend with boobs! :) XO Thanks Tan! She's the accessory QUEEN, so i'm thinking she's the one with the hat and embellished glasses. So cute! :)
This is the surprise present I was super excited about on Friday! We had beer pong balls customized for Ryan & Linden's engagement party! They loved them! :) After searching through pages of GOOGLE searches for a company that customizes balls, I finally found giftgolfballs.com and their customer service was awesome. I even called at 9pm and spoke to an ACTUAL person who answered my questions. I love good customer service! It seems like we're always complaining about BAD service, so much love to these guys! The beer pong/ping ponger in your life would love these!
Their party was great, the weather was perfect, and the sangria was endless! Overalll, a great weekend! We camped out in a tent (my first time ever) after the party . . .but I more or less passed out after a day of sangria drinking. I paid for that on Sunday morning. I'm sure some of you know what i'm talking about. That Sunday morning regret. Your legs hurt, your mouth tastes bad, and your makeup is smeared all over your face. Eeeeeek.
I spent Sunday snoozing for the most part. I finally got my poor little car back from the mechanic and then crashed out watching The Source Code. OMG and . . . Did you see My Strange Addiction last night????! She ate DRYWALL and he was addictedt o pulling and collecting HAIR from SHOWER DRAINS and feeling it between his hands. That guy would have a BALL cleaning out my hair brush.
If you thought YOU had problems . . . that show will make you feel MUCH better about your life. :)
I love surprises. I'm dying to tell you about a surprise that i'm giving to someone tomorrow, but incase she reads this blog, i'll have to wait until Monday. Tomorrow, Boyfriend and I are going to NJ for an engagement party and ordered them something really FUN, aside from their real gift. I'm ridiculously excited about it and really close to blowing it, so i'm gonna shut up now. Eeeeeeeeeee :) Now, what to wear, what to wear?
I'm having a lovely day and so looking forward to the weekend! Tonight - join me - free drinks at the Scranton Hardware Bar! Crystal Rox is playing, free drinks 9-11! See you there! :)
Simple Plan came by the station today on their way to Warped Tour to perform in the KRZ Spotlight Lounge. I had the pleasure of chatting with the guys . . . they were really awesome. If you missed it, you can check out the interview/performance on KRZ tv. They sand I'd Do Anthing & Welcome to My Life along with a new song off their new album.
This is my favorite song off of their new album - it's called This Song Saved My Life. Basically, the band asked their Twitter followers/fans how their music helped get them through a tough time in their life and the guys used the replies as lyrics in the song. Check it out . . . pretty powerful :)
Yeah, i'm having my own little Colbie Caillat listening party in the office today. :) It's called All Of You and makes me want to dance around. It's summery, happy, and smiley. This is one of my favorites so far . . . Think Good Thoughts!
I love this one too! You may have caught it on VH1 before. They've been playing it for a while . . . when you can actually FIND a music video on!
I love Tuesdays! The best thing about Tuesdays is NEW MUSIC and today 2 albums were released that i've been looking forward to for a while. Right now i'm listening to Theory of a Deadman's new cd, The Truth Is! So far, I love track 11, Easy To Love You.
Sublime with Rome's debut album came out today too. It's Sublime's first album since the death of their original singer, Bradley in 1996. They couldn't use the name Sublime, so Sublime with Rome it is! Rome Ramirez joined Sublime members Eric and Bud to form Sublime with Rome. Wiz Khalifa is also featured on a track off the album, Yours Truly. Speaking of Wiz . . . did you know he's dating Amber Rose, Kanye West's ex-girlfriend? They even took their relationship to a new level by TATTOOING eachothers names on themselves! Whoa. Ink is forever.
So far, i'm loving track 2 and 12 off of Sublime with Rome's new cd. Check out their song with Wiz Khalifa, Can You Feel It. This music makes me want to dance, eyes closes, arms in the air, beach sand under my feet, frozen drink in hand!
What a weekend! It was a big mish mosh of schedule spontanaeity. (I'm still working on my ridiculous need to over plan everything, so scheduled spontanaeity is as close as it gets to 'winging it' on the weekend!)
Friday night, I finally watched a movie that Jeff has been praising for months. Boyfriend and I ordered HALL PASS on demand and while I don't usually trust in Jeff's reviews of movies, this one was actually really good. Ever since Jeff told me he hated Inception, his movie review cred has little value. Hall Pass was definitely worth watching, but absolutely NOT better than the Hangover, like Jeff claims.
We spent Saturday lake hopping! From Lake Harmony and kayaking to Lake Wallenpaupak for jet skiing! It was an awesome date day and today i'm rocking a pretty sweet life vest tan. :) We ended the day at the movies seeing Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Those movies are totally guy flicks, but I was into it. Rose Huntington-Whitely (the girl who replaced Megan Fox) is so scorchingly hot in this movie . . . she runs in high heels throughout the entire (very long, borderline too long) movie and her lips are so plump and beautiful i'm tempted to find some kind of plumping lip gloss after work tonight!Â Look at those gorgeous lips!
Jeff challenged me to an Extreme Couponing competition over the weekendÂ . . . so myÂ Sunday morning was spent buying newspapers ($7) and clipping coupons. I ended up with 8 coupons for things I actually buy or would use. Little did I know, all of the newspapers have the SAME coupon booksÂ inside . . . so my brilliant move of buying every newspaper in hopes of finding DIFFERENT COUPONS on each, wasn't so bright afterall. I spent $7 on newspapers and ending up saving $8 at the register . . . which brought my first couponing experience to an end of a savings of $1. Whoop-deee-doooo! Lesson learned : all newspapers have the same coupon magazines inside. I ended up spending almost the same amount of savings on buying the actual coupons themselves. Now I see why these EXTREME COUPONERS go dumpster diving! (Not to mention - I only bought these disposable razors because they were $3 off. I don't even USE disposables! So really, I only bought them because i'd be paying $1 instead of $4. Maybe couponing isn't for everyone.)
Sunday night I had a girl date with my friend Tanya and we went to see Horrible Bosses. The previews didn't do this movie justice AT ALL. I walked into that movie with no expectations and let me just tell you - Horrible Bosses was LAUGH OUT LOUD, SNORT while you laugh - levels of funny. It was perfectly cast and so refreshing to see Jennifer Aniston in a different kind of role than she usally plays. If you're looking to see a REALLY FUNNY movie this week, definitely check out Horrible Bosses. I apologize to the people seated around me at yesterday's 5pm showing at Cinemark . . . I was snorting uncontrollably and even let out my cackle-laugh that I inherited from my mom. :)
Make it an awesome week! Hot and humid today and tomorrow . . . the rest of the week is going to be GORGEOUS! :)
My Aunt Kathi from New Jersey and my cousin Serena from Arizona came to visit yesterday and sat in the studio for the show! Last night we went to Mizu for hibachi (YUM!) and played Monopoly after. We were getting our butts handed to us by Serena, who is 12, but Boyfriend ended up winning it all. THANK GOD for the 90 minute version of the game - otherwise it would have gone on ALL NIGHT! My Aunt surprised me with this picture . . . and I cried . . .
Glamour Shots : circa 1996! My mom, Gram, and me! My mom has a different version of this picture at her house, but I never had one. My aunt passed it on to me and all pictures of my Grams choke me up, so I cried. Ah, I love sentiment. Thanks Aunt Kathi! :) Don't judge me and my teeth/90's hair - it was glamour shots and pre-braces Glamour Shot action!Â
I've recently become borderline obsessed with the show Extreme Couponing and we're super excited to have a local EXTREME COUPONER in studio today to tell us her secrets! 3:30. Tune in. Or overspend. :)
I definitely just pulled something while warming up my arm for this afternoon's THROW OFF! Jeff insists there is no possible way I will out-throw him and I've made it my mission to make sure I do. I played softball my entire life and always had a good arm. I hope I can pull this off today! :) Just to beat him!
Boyfriend and I had a little cleaning party last night in preparation for some guests tonight! My cousin Serena, from Arizona, is in town visiting my aunt who lives in New Jersey. They are coming to see the radio station today and staying over tonight. I'm thinking hibachi tonight. The question is . . . Mizu or Desaki . . . hmmm . . . everyone has a different favorite place, but we're big fans of those two. Mizu uses pineapple saki in their noodles! Mmm!
I just heard this song for the first time this morning and i've been replaying it over and over in the office. I love the Jack Johnson-ish vibe mixed with some Jason Mraz flare. Check out Ryan Shields - Love! :)
Thursday @ 5:30 : Jeff and Amanda will go head to head in a baseball throw off! Who can throw farther? We'll find out! If you guess the right person and come closest to the distance they throw it - you'll win a bus trip to Yankee Stadium on Sunday! Prize includes 2 tickets to the game, bus transportation, and lunch.
Hillary Scott from Lady Antebellum got engaged to her boyfriend over the 4th of July weekend! They've been dating for a year and she's a smitten kitten! He inspired their song "Just a Kiss" that I love! (SUCH a pretty song!) Yay for them! A proposal set to a backdrop of fireworks . . . magical!
Jeff and I are challenging eachother to a baseball throw off tomorrow afternoon. He totally underestimates my athletic ability and definitely didn't listen when I told him i've been playing softball since I was 7. We have a pair of Yankee tickets for the person who guesses which of us can throw is farthest and exactly how far. Details this afternoon. I SO have this. I have a feeling Jeff will have a spaghetti arm! Stay tunes . . .
. . . and look who posted a new video! Keenan Cahill with some of the Glee kids! Ahh I love him!
I'm sporting some pretty sweet battle scars after paintballing for the first time over the weekend .Â .Â . and i'm showing them proudly! We had such an awesome time playing paintball on Saturday. I was REALLY anxious on the ride there because I had no idea what to expect and truthfully, I was afraid to get hurt. I barely spoke on the way there and even once we got there, I was so quiet. Anyone who knows me at all, knows I never shut up. We wore camo suits, packed up our guns, and headed out to the field. I'm THRILLED to tell you . . . I CAPTURED THE FLAG during one game! Not only was it totally stress relieving, but I can not WAIT to go back - it was that much fun! Bonus . . . great workout too! We were EXHAUSTED!
After paintball, we went rafting and got to see fireworks from the river. It was an awesome day . . . and an even better surprise date! If you haven't been paintballing, definitely try it! I'd LOVE to get our whole KRZ staff on a paintball field! How awesome would THAT be?!
The camo suits aren't very flattering and we sweat like pigs! :)
After reading an interview Taylor Swift did with Teen Vogue, I realized we're destined to be best friends. When asked what celeb she'd want to be friends with, she said Detective Olivia Benson on Law and Order SVU! I too, feel like Mariska Hargitay is my friend just from watching countless hours of that show. Ah, it's addicting! I love her.
I tried something new with jello shots for the 4th . . . and it took 3 nights to complete. Layered jello to made red, white and blue! Pretty cute, huh?! I hope they taste yum! JELLO made strawberry daquiri and pina colada flavors for the summer, so those are the red and white. If you try it, just let the jello set all the way overnight before you add another layer so the colors don't bleed!
However you're spending the holiday weekend . . . make it a great one! Tomorrow, Boyfriend and I are going paintballing by day and rafting at night! A few weeks ago he planned a secret surprise, but finally caved and told me this weekÂ that that's what we are doing so that I could prepare. I'm SO excited! I've always wanted to go whitewater rafting and paintballing! Â I'm still trying to figure out what to wear to paintball so that I don't end up with welts! So far, all i've managed to decide on is a camo bandanas. I wonder if wearing mascara and looking cute with sway people from hitting me at close range . . . it's worth a try, right? Oh wait, we'll all probably look the same with helmets and jumpsuits, huh? Ahhhhh . . . i'm going to run for my life and find places to hide! Hopefully my awesome aim will come in handy! That flag is mine baby!
I have an addictive personality. This is one of the reasons I never tried drugs of any kind. I can hardly put down the bag of whole grain goldfish once I get my hands on them. Once I like something, I REALLY LIKE IT. You've probably gotten a glimpse of this tendency through my tv viewing patterns. I become obsessively addicted to shows for a few weeks and then I drop them like a bad habit. The Voice is a great example. My relationship with Law and Order SVU has outlasted most of my past entertainment addictions and it's still going strong. My latest vice . . . STORAGE WARS. I'm beyond obsessed. I've gotten to the point that every time I pass a storage unit, I wonder if they are auctioning off the units anytime soon and how much i'd be willing to fork over to sort through it in hopes of finding treasure. The only part the sucks, besides the possibility of only finding junk, is having to haul everything away! Last night I subjected Boyfriend to a Storage Wars MARATHON. Poor guy. He wants to watch Tosh.0 and I can't help but wonder how much Brandi's unit sold for.
SO freaking FASCINATING!!! I know of 1 person locally who buys units and sells the stuff inside. Have any of you done it? It's kind of like flipping a house. A ton of work, could have a lot of pay off, but could be a huge headache.
Hump day. Hmph. Hump day isn't as fun as it sounds when you're like me and your car breaks down YET again. If you listen daily, you're probably thinking . . . hmm . . . didn't your car just break a month ago? Why yes, it did. It averages $4-500 in repairs every couple months. Insane, I know. I'm trying not to sweat it too bad because it's just a fact of life, but I do feel like i've been unfairly blessed with a car that sucks more than most. Thankfully, Boyfriend is one of those people who just takes the task at hand, finds the best way to get it done, and doesn't overthink things. While i'd usually freak out, cry, and whine about this too-frequent series of car repairs, i'm dealing with this unusually well. Thank god for go with the flow people. I am SO not one of them.
Anywhoooo . . . in preparation for Saturday's paintball experience . . . I got a camo bandana. That's all i've figured out so far. I'd love to avoid as many WELTS as possible - so if any of you LADIES have gone paintballing before, I'd love some reasonable wardrobe suggestions. I was going to go with yoga pants and a wife beater, but all i'm hearing is "wear layers!"
This song is SO HOT! So far, I'd call it the song of the summer. I swear, I bet guys who claim they don't or can't dance, feel the urge to dance to this song. When I heard Pitbull and Neyo were performing on last night's The Voice, I was GLUED to NBC right at 9pm. I'm not going to lie. The Voice bores me. I LOVED the idea of it and the first few episodes were cool . . . I was a fan. Between then and now, they lost me. I flipped back and forth anxiously awaiting THIS performance, but ended up just having to google it. Pitbull & Neyo LIVE on The Voice ... performing GIVE ME EVERYTHING! Ahhh ... love!
The first time I found this, I thought it was maybe promotional or a mistake. Now they keep coming and i'm wondering if I should be concerned. I went to get the mail this morning and Boyfriend received ANOTHER copy of OK! magazine. I know he's been trying to Keep Up With the Kardashian's for me, but really?! Haha, he claims he doesn't know why he gets it, but I think deep down he's curious about Jennifer Aniston's love life and Selena Gomez's pregnancy rumors. Speaking of OK! magazine, the cover claims Kim Kardashian is having a $10 MILLION wedding! Excessive much? Not only did she get engaged after dating Kris Humphries for just a few months, but they are already tying the knot in August! If a REAL person did that, everyone in their life would tell them they are rushing things and to slow down. Celebrities definitely don't play by the same rules.
I love reality tv and i'm not afraid to admit it. Someone ripped me apart on facebook yesterday because I said I wanted to read Bristol Palin's book that just came out. I'm curious! Last night's Bachelorette was annoying more than anything, but I definitely think it was SWEET how Lucas asked if he could kiss Ashley before he did. Ladies, how would you feel about a guy asking for a kiss instead of just going in for it? I love it. I guess you could say it might ruin the mood, but it says a lot of him as a person. He wasn't just assuming he could kiss her. I turned into a ball of MUSH! I'm on team J.P. all the way. They need to end up together. Period.
Have you ever been within arms reach of a celebrity and not known or realized it until AFTER? I spent a few days in Miami at a radio convention where this happened to me on MORE than a few occassions. The hotel we stayed at was REALLY nice and apparently most celebs think so too, because there were 4 or 5 staying there at the same time. The only reason I know this, is from looking at facebook pictures of friends who were also there, who saw the celebs. I'm in the background of a couple pics, so I was definitely in the immediate area, and somehow had no idea what was going on around me.
Selena Gomez, Nick Cannon, Gloria Estefan, Chris Kirkpatrick from NSYNC, andÂ one half of the couple who crashed the White House dinner, Michaele Salahi. She was in town to perform this gem on a local news show in Miami. It's painful. She's trying to become a singer . . . this is her new song, Bump It.
If you have a case of the Mondays, here's a little bit of Miami to spice up your day! By the way, if you ever go . . . remember this very important, learned the hard way little nugget - they add gratuity to EVERYTHING. Some of us got screwed.
My best friend, Dana, works in radio too - so she was there! Someone handed us sparklers . . . blondes + fire . . . not a great combo.
As much as I love these conventions and being around other radio people, I love being back and on the air. Jeff is off a couple days, so it's me and you. See you later today!
Have you ever put something "in a safe place" and then totally forgot where you put it? I do it all the time. Today, it's my passport. There aren't many places it would make sense for it to be, but after checking all of the places I would guess I would put it . . . no luck. I'm probably going to end up finding it somewhere totally random, like in a pile of clothes or inside a book.
I'm leaving for Miami in the morning! Every summer, there's a big radio convention in a different city and this year it's in Miami. This is my favorite time of year because i'm such a radio dork, that I love being surrounded by all of these super creative people and other radio shows that I really like from all over the country! I'll be back on Monday, but Jeff is here the rest of the week with you! Don't worry, i'm not bringing the granny curtain dress. :)
THIS is the NEW Maroon 5 with Christina Aguilera song, Moves Like Jagger. I wasn't sure how i'd feel about it, but i'm digging it! What do you think?
Has anyone tried this before? Forever 21 forgot to take the ink security tag off of my hat and it's kind of far to drive back. We're going to try to take it off in the studio tomorrow and i'd LOVE some tips!
I just have to share Gaga's blue armpit hair. Enjoy. :)
Hope your weekend was awesome and you got to take advantage of the great weather. I've been dodging sunlight since my recent obsession/fear of melanoma. I'm avoiding long lengths inÂ sunlight until I get to the dermatologist in July. Maybe a little ridiculous, but i've always had some hypochondria in me. :)
I FINALLY saw The Butterfly Effect last night after watching the 3rd one a couple weeks ago and O M G. I don't know how I missed this movie the first time around, but holy!!! I'm into psychological thrillers, but a lot of that movie is SICK . .Â . while still being genius. NOW I get what everyone's been talking about! I can't wait to watch the 2nd one now!
Me. Definitely me. I've got to be the most annoying girlfriend there is. I make every attempt to play things cool, be a fun girlfriend, and not be uber annoying about stupid things . . . but I have a new favorite game and it's probably the most obnoxious thing you could do to your boyfriend when he's exhausted after a long day of work. Have you seen the Dane Cook "What would you do if" skit? After reading an article about melanoma and becoming super paranoid about my upcoming dermatolgist appointment, I started "what if'ing" Boyfriend about all kinds of things. "What would you do if I was diagnosed with somthing terrible?" HOW ANNOYING. I understand now, after the fact, that that was probably the most frustrating, annoying, and SAD thing to be asked while drifting off to sleep, but the WHAT IF game overcame me and I couldn't help me.
Now i'm going to make it my own personal goal to be non-annying and a what if'er for a good period of time. Damn you Dane Cook.
We're getting SO excited for Sara Bareilles to perform in the Spotlight Lounge today! She'll be on around 4! Ahhh I hope she sings this song!
Have you seen this picture of a couple making out during the post-Stanley Cup Finals rioting in Vancouver? I love the passion, but who makes out on THE GROUND in the middle of the road? Let alone, during a HUGE riot?!? Great photo opp, but seriously, stand up for the love!
. . . and for my fellow faithful TARGET shoppers . . . I found this dress for UNDER $30 and I pretty much love it. Jeff just told me out of the blue that I look like an African woman - the kind with a basket of fruit on her head. All of our facebook friends are saying I look like i'm wrapped in a table cloth or couch cover. Man, I thought this was a good find!!Â Does ANYONE like it?! :)
I brought some sauce in today so that I could have someone besides Boyfriend taste test it. I have a hunch that no matter what I make, he's going to tell me it's good. He's also a guy and will eat almost anything, so I had my friend Tanya taste test. She LOVED IT! I went from storing sweaters in my over to a sauce and meatball making Rachel Ray in less than a year. Woo woo! Thanks Boyfriend's Mom for the recipe! :)
These are THE ladybug cupcakes I made on Sunday! They were a big hit with the ladybug loving 2 year old that received them!
All i'm seeing on side banner ads online and in magazines is NAIL SHELLAC. Are you familiar with this new, seemingly incredibleÂ product? Apparently it lasts for like 2 weeks like a brand new manicure. I'm putting Ulta on my to-do list this weekend so I can try it out.
I've been posting videos of this awesomely talent chorus forÂ a long time and I just stumbled upon PS 22 Chorus with DAVID COOK doing some Bon Jovi!
I made all of my Italian friends proud yesterday and made SAUCE for the first time with Boyfriends Mom's recipe. No one got sick, SCORE! I guess I should have double checked before using an entire garlic clove, but apparently you can "undo" garlic with sugar, so everything worked out great and the sauce is yum! I've developed a love for garlic anyway, as potent and stenchy as it is!
Have you tried the new D BOX motion seats at WB Movies 14?! We had a date night on Saturday and went to see SUPER 8 in the cool new seats. I felt like an idiot for most of the movie because the motions kept STARTLING ME! I can't even imagine seeing a SCARY movie in those seats . . . it's definitely enhances the experience, but if you're jumpy, you might be better off in a plain old stand still seat. SUPER 8 was ok. Kind of E.T-ish, but it was good. I just told Jeff about the movie and he went off on a rant about the cost of movies and how ridiculous the cost of popcorn is. For the love . SneakÂ your own popcornÂ in then!
I was feeling super domesticated yesterday. It was kind of chilly and I embraced not HAVING to do anything, so I baked too! Reynolds Baking Cups has all kinds of cupcake ideas on their website. I made these little lady bug cupcakes for a friend. Her daughter loves ladybugs and it's the theme of her bedroom. Cute, huh?
It's been a crazy busy day . . . but I did want to post something cool from today. This morning I visited Stroudsburg Middle School and their 6th & 7th grade orchestras. These kids were AMAZING. The school is beautiful, the kids are happy, and the music department was SO energetic! The orchestras learned a bunch of really cool music and since we love to support music is schools, I visited to hear all of the KRZ music the kids are playing in the ORCHESTRA! They played a bunch of LADY GAGA, Green Day, and even Don't Stop Believing! It's SO great to see music ALIVE in schools with all of the budgetary cuts we hear about on the news. Music is alive and ROCKING in Stroudsburg! Thanks to Mrs. Wilson and Ms. Bechtel for allowing me to visit your talented students! Check out the video of their performance - wicked cool.
My theory that Coke Zero makes me have crazy dreams was proven again last night. I'm THAT empathetic that I woke up SAD from the dream. Really? I switched to Perrier today. Anything but diet soda.
Yesterday, I was really bummed around 3pm because a RED SHARPIE fell out of my hand and ONTO my really cute summer dress that is relatively new. I posted about it on our show facebook page to see if anyone had any sharpie removal tricks and I can't even believe . . . Denise suggested blotting OFF DEEP WOODS bug repellant on the mark and to my surprise - it LIFTED the SHARPIE right off of my dress!!! THANY YOU SO MUCH, DENISE! Home remedies/tricks are so much fun and i'm so happy that my dress isn't garbage! . . . and that brings me to today's attire . . .
2 random people at the store and everyone i've walked by here at work have all said, "awww you look so cute, you little ballerina!" I guess my skirt is a little ballerina-ish. It's baby pink and has a few little layers. Either everyone really IS digging my light, airy, summer ballerina-esqe ensemble, so they are just being nice and think I look like a 5 year old!
I missed the CMT Awards last night because Boyfriend and I opted to watch TAKEN with Liam Neeson. Whoa. I saw the movie before, but the greatest thing about my poor short term memory is that I can't remember much of the movies I saw. Score! What an intense movie. All morning i've been watching the videos of all of the performances from the CMT's and wow. Lady Antebellum . . . Kid Rock . . . The Band Perry. Country music seems WAY more exciting than pop right now. Hmm . . .
. . . and JUST BECAUSE . . . Lesbians who look like Justin Bieber and the BIEBERSHOP QUARTET!
Don't you just LOVE getting mail?! I do. I also LOVE ordering things online . . . but i'm like a little kid when it comes to waiting for it to arrive. Boyfriend and I haven't been able to find The Butterfly Effect trilogy anywhere, so we finally just ordered in off Amazon.com. It came in on Monday and we decided to start watching the first one last night. Then, after all of the waiting, realized they sent us a dud video and the first 2 wouldn't PLAY!!! The waiting continues!!! We live in a such a fast paced world of immediate gratification. This whole snail mail sending situation is no bueno! The 3rd one DID play and it was pretty freaking cool . . . but you definitely have to pay attention or else it'll go way over your head. I had to ask "wait, what's going on?" a few times. :)
While I was reading the news just now I found a link to this video. Umm . . . yeah, this woman tattooed 152 facebook friends profile pictures ON HER. Unreal. I guess it's an interesting way of showcasing the time we live in, but I have a feeling she's really going to regret that - soon.
I've been listening to a TON of MUSHY music lately. Christina Perri's song ARMS has been on repeat everyday on my ride into work and a ton of country (which is by nature, usually sappy) in our office here at the station. I've been getting into Jason Aldean and loving Lady Antebellum more than ever. Ahh I love this song! It perfectly describes that HAPPY GLOW people always talk about! :)
I logged onto facebook this morning to find in my news feed that my mom and Boyfriend became friends last night.Â Weird?!Â God I hope they don't start IM'ing.Â :)
Did anyone see Kate Plus 8 last night? It was Kate's birthday and she went to NYC to celebrate. The kids were left home with a REALLY fun babysitter who let them throw confetti in the house, spray paint their hair, and make themselves into human sundaes! I suddenly have the urge to babysit some kiddies. Don't let me near your kids, unless you're ok with me doing all of the above with them like Kate Plus 8's super fun babysitter! :) Mwa ha ha ha ha ha
Today we'reÂ having SHOWÂ & TELL and this product is AMAZING!Â Check out the difference in my headlights! Â
I got called out by a few a you for slacking on the blog Thursday and Friday. I'm not even going to make any excuses, i'll just be totally honest with you - - - those two days were annoyingly bad days. You know, the kind where you go home and want to fall asleep the second you get there without even removing your makeup. I've actually gotten so lazy with makeup removal that I bought the Neutrogena makeup removal wipes that Jennifer Garner is pimping on tv and leave them on my nightstand. I really need a kick in the butt, huh?!
This weekend was really low key and awesome. Friday night, Boyfriend and I hit up the local pizza place/arcade and as usual, I got my butt kicked in air hockey. Saturday was my friend Amanda and her new FIANCE Tim's housewarming/engagement party. We had SUCH an awesome time and their house is incredible! We hung out, played some BAGGO (which i'm obsessed with and really need to start practicing) and made some new friends! :) You know you're an adult when . . . you go to your friends house party and you're already home and in bed by midnight.
Yesterday I had a date with my other boyfriend, the one with boobs. My friend Tanya and I went shopping at the Crossings (the Banana Republic and Forever 21 there rock my world) and FINALLY went to see Bridesmaids. I know, i'm late to the party and it's been out for 4 weeks or something, but I felt so persuaded to see it because EVERYONE who saw it said it was hilarious, so good, and a must see. MAXIM even called it The Hangover for women. Those are some pretty big shoes to fill. I'm not claiming to be any kind of cool movie critic, but i'm just gonna say it . . . the movie was NOT NEARLY AS GREAT AS EVERYONE MADE IT OUT TO BE. There were a couple scenes where I literally laughed so hard, I was crying. I was laughing SO LOUD and uncontrollably that it was embarrassing really. Other than those few scenes . . . the movie was sad, depressing, and didn't have a funny story line. A friendship was splitting up and a woman was so lonely she drove herself crazy. I don't know, not what it was cracked up to be. The few scenes that were ridiculously funny, made the movie worth seeing though . . . so, you're on your own, but i'd say wait and rent it.
Jeff is off again and today and will be back tomorrow. His birthday is on Saturday and while i'm not going to SAY what i'm working on for his birthday gift, it's something he has mentioned casually wanting and I can pretty much GUARANTEE that not a single one of you would want this. He's so weird. I'll keep you posted. He'l get it on Friday.
It's JUNE! Weird. Since it JUST started being nice out, it doesn't feel like it should already be June, but I welcome the warmth and the summer days! :)
Have you ever watched a show or read a news story . . . and then had a dream that night that you were the main character of the story/show? It's REALLY a terrifying sleep experience when it's an unpleasant subject. I read a story about a woman cutting a guys MANHOOD off and then bringing it to the police. My dream varied a bit, but along the same lines . . . I chopped it off and then I was on the RUN from the police. I hid in storage units, (with the evidence) wore a disguise, and even got into a GUN fight with people who were following me. Dreams never seem to make total sense, but I THINK I was the bad guy!? (This is what happens when I drink Coke Zero - my dreams get crazy)
It's no wonder I could barely wake up this morning. I must have been tossing and turning during this ridiculous night's sleep!
These kids stole the show on America's Got Talent last night . . . the second they walked out on stage I was in love. If you missed it - take a few and watch it here . . . PRECIOUS!
After an awesome weekend, I love being back in radioland. I refuse to pull the trigger of a multi purpose cleaner again for atleast 2 days. I took Friday off and did some serious cleaning before we had a ton of guests over the course of the weekend. I really couldn't have asked for a better weekend . . . it was totally fun filled and great. Friday night, Boyfriend and I went to see The Hangover 2. It was good, but definitely not as hilarious as the first one. (As most people expected) Saturday, Boyfriend's parents came for the night and we had a really good time cooking out and playing Rummy 500. Sunday, we had a bunch of friends over for beer pong, bbq, and drinks! Hopefully wherever you were, the weather held up, because we were blessed with sunshine and very little cloud cover. It was a fantastic weekend that ended with some paintball shooting, a lesson at the driving range, and hitting some balls at the batting cage. Man, golf is SO underrated. My back is SO sore from swinging OVER and over again yesterday. It's amazing what happens when you stay focused and follow through with all of the steps though . . . head down, arms straight, feel shoulder wdth apart, knees bent . . . whenever I remembered to do all of those things at once, I made solid contact with the golf ball. I have a feeling I could get addicted to the driving range. Weird.
A bunch of my cousins posted this video on facebook this morning and after watching it, i'm not only crying, i'm ridiculously paranoid and making a dermatologist appointment that i've been putting off for a while. I found a mole a few months ago appear where there wasn't one before. It gradually grew and turned different shades of color and I just never made the appointment. After watching this video, I definitely am making the call today.
Update : earliest appointment I could get isn't until July. I took it. :) I feel better already that I made the leap to make the appointment. It's scary to think a little mole could be something so serious. Use sunscreen, friends! Don't be afraid to SPRAY tan! :)
Some of you might be shocked that i'm about to say this . . . but . . . the AMERICAN IDOL finale was a little TOO SEXY if you ask me. A large portion of their audience are TEENS and here Beyonce is singing a song called MAKE LOVE TO ME and Lady Gaga is ALL over a man who had no shirt on. Lady Gaga was pretty incredible, but all of the booty shaking, JLO dancing all kinds of sexy . . . I don't know, maybe i'm being nit-picky, it just seems like American Idol was trying so hard to WOW everyone, that they just sexified the show. Overall, it was a great show . . . and did anyone else blurt out "DID THEY JUST . . . oh, they DID, they just kissed" when Scotty was crowed the winner and he and Lauren Alaina TOTALLY had a moment. He's telling the media he's single, she says he might be her boyfriend. He better not break my girl Lauren's heart, I enjoy her. :)
Did anyone see MODERN FAMILY's finale??? Freaking CLAIRE opened a bottle of wine with a SHOE! I was AMAZED! Apparently people know about that party trick. I'm sooooooooo trying it.
Today is my Friday! Woooooooo! I took tomorrow off to finish unpacking all of my stuff. It totally stresses me out living out of suitcases and things being cluttered. I'm determined to get it all done tomorrow - unless it's really nice out and doesn't rain . .. then I may just have to find a better way to use a gorgeous day off!
Today on the show - we invited a guy in who is an ADULT BABY. Yeah . . . you may have seen the National Geographic documentary on INFANTILISM recently and this guy, who wants to be called Baby Andy, lives this lifestyle too . . . and he's local. I'm VERY interested in picking his brain . . . and finding out who changes his diapers. So far, all we know is that he's married, he's 32, and he goes into baby mode 2 days a week. Tune in today around 5:30 to learn more. :)
If you didn't see the National Geographic documentary - watch this!!!!!
I just checked the 5 day forecast and to look on the bright side . . . it's going to FINALLY stop thunderstorming on Sunday. It doesn't say much for Friday and Saturday, but one DRY day is better than NO dry days, I guess.
While this season of American Idol has been sort of predictable and boring . . . I am kind of excited for tonight's finale. I'm totally on TEAM LAUREN and think she's a doll. Scotty creeps me out, i' m sorry, he just does. Early reports are saying he won it - which more than DOUBLE the number of votes she gets. . . but there are always false rumor reports the day of the finale. I guess we'll all find out at the same time tonight. :) Go Lauren!
Every website I visit is covered with pictures of the devastation from the tornados. I know personally, I always want to do SOMETHING to help, but often don't know where to start, what to do, and then where to send it. My friends at 570 Tattooing Co. are taking up a collection of medical supplies, personal care products male/female, and any type of baby products to send to the victims in Joplin Mo. who were struck by the massive destructive tornado. You can drop off any of these items to the shop (North Main St. WB) and they will ship them. :) You can also make drop offs at ATOMIC TAN on RT 315 in Plains!
Anyone spot some sunshine yet today?! The 5 day forcast is covered with rain showers - except for tomorrow! I hope we get break this weekend from the rain!
Last night on my ride home I listened to the new Christina Perri cd. It's called LOVESTRONG and even on the first listen, it's incredible. It's different, without being weird. I think I posted this song a few weeks ago, but after listening to her entire cd - this is my FAVORITE song off of it. Christina Perri - Arms. :)
MOVING is the best workout EVER. So good, that I can hardly walk without saying "Ow" with each step. In 4 hours, 4 of us managed to empty out my entire apartment and move it all 25 minutes away. Unloading went much faster than loading and while there's still 6 FULL bins of clothes/shoes/books that need unpacking, we made a pretty good dent in it this weekend. It's not even weird to be living with Boyfriend. He's just so laid back while i'm all kinds of worked up . . . and we just laugh at everything. I'm doing my best to not leave girly stuff all over the place and keep my endless moisturizers, lip glosses, and nail polishes away neatly. :)
One of my best friends actually sent me an email of THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU MOVE IN TOGETHER . . . better late than never, we read over the list together in the car ON THE WAY to move everything! The list was cake and seemed really obvious, but the one thing on the list we haven't done, is have a big fight. Eeeeeek. I know fighting is healthy, but it's just not how we handle things. Maybe i'll pick a fight just to get it over with. Just kidding! :) Totally kidding. Well, moving all of my stuff in was kind of interesting because we have totally different style stuff. As of right now . . . my couch is kitty corner to his $50 "guy couch" from college. Apparently a "guy couch" must recline and stains are mandatory. There's also a drum set in the living room, but I kind of just don't mind. Check back with me in a few months - hopefully i'll still not mind! Haha (ooohhhhh, maybe THAT can be our fight!)
As I was packing up my apartment last week to get ready to move this weekend, I couldn't help but feel OLD looking at some of the stuff i've accumulated. I found a CD walkman, the OLD style bath and body works packaged lotion, and my first lap top EVER from my freshman year of college. It just doesn't feel like I went to college 8 years ago . . . but I did . . . and that's insane. I may only be 25, which is far from old, but it's so weird to see interns coming through the halls of KRZ who were born in 1992 and drinking at the bar with people who were born in 1990! It's just so strange. I laughed out loud flipping through this list of 40 THINGS THAT WILL MAKE YOU FEEL OLD. Blossom, Kimmy Gilber, SURGE soda - that was my childhood. Oh yeah.
What would happen if you let your boyfriend/husband pick your outfits for a week? Like, give him total control over dressing you . . .
I was just reading an article about a girl who accepted the challenge of letting her boyfriend dress her for a week to see what kind of outfits he'd pick out. She ended up in cocktail dresses FOR WORK, big hats, and linen beach pants with very wrong tops.
I thought about accepting the same challenge for my blog and asking Boyfriend to pick my clothes for a week, but there's really no sense in doing it. I already KNOW how this would go. I'd end up in a plain t-shirt and jeans or leggings with a dress. (He doesn't quite understand the concept of leggings and how they're different from tights) I like the idea though. It's really amazing how little men pay attention to our clothing and how much women really DO dress for other women!
The new MARIE CLAIRE landed in my mailbox today . . . and is it me, or does it seem a little too soon for TWEED to be back in fashion? Especially considering SUMMER hasn't even started, forget seeing it go! Tweed and then I saw a ton of wedge shoes. I had a ton of wedge sandals a few summers ago, but I thought they were long gone. Man, trends really do just keep coming back around. I'll stick with my favorite trend from last year - GLADIATOR sandals! Love them! :)
Another thing I keep seeing in all of the mags that i'm LOVING are these new Pandora stackable rings! They KIND OF look like David Yurman rings - without the David Yurman price tag. (which is insane by the way) Check them out here if you haven't seem them yet!Â You can pick the ones you want to stack on top of eachother and there are a TON that are $40 and $60. SUPER super cute! http://www.pandora.net/en-us/explore/campaigns/spring/competition
These are just a couple from the collection . . . cute, huh?!
I think it's super cute when guys ask a girl to prom in a really creative way. Those are the kinds of guys who pull out all the stops when it comes time to propose down the road. I love hearing about sweet, romantic proposals . . . and i'm not gonna lie, I got teary watching this one. To be THAT caught off guard and surprised . . . wow! Check it out - this guy Matt proposed to his girlfriend Ginny in a MOVIE TRAILER!
You get a warning though - it's REALLY SWEET and SAPPY. If you're a hopeless romantic, you might cry. I give Matt an A for effort, creativity, and the element of surprise! Love this!
I've been trying to learn how to cook for a while now and i've come to realize that 4 out of 5 times . . . my cooking makes people feel sick. Boyfriend was up at 4am sick and now i'm getting stomach ache. MAN. The chicken wasn't pink, I swear. It was white inside! Ahhh . . . I should just stick to veggies and starches and leave the meat to ANYONE else. On a side note . . . I did try to use that new Philadelphia cooking cheese stuff that's all over tv and it wasn't really good . . . and now i'm wondering if that contributed to the cooking caused sickness. Sad. Pathetic. Annoying.
Have you heard the new Lady Antebellum? It's called Just a Kiss . . . check it out! :)
I just got back to the station after sticking my arm (past my elbow) into this cow. Thankfully, I had some extra clothes here from the time I went through the car wash . . . so I no longer smell like a farm.
Umm . . . basically . . . Farmer Phil said the cow wouldn't poo on me. You can watch the video on our homepage on KRZ TV . . . let's just put it this way . . . Farmer Phil was wrong.
I need to go de-stress and find a way to make the gag reflex stop ( I swear I almost got sick) . . . but there's a really upsetting rumor going around about Jennifer Love Hewitt replacing Mariska Hargitay on Law and Order SVU! No freaking way. I couldn't even handle that! Thoughts? Mariska is just so amazing, gorgeous, and perfectly CAST! I'm not on board. I hope someone at NBC cares that that is a HORRIBLE idea!
James Durbin not making it into the top 3 on American Idol last night was a huge disappointment for me. I mean really America - - - Haley?!? Creepy Scotty? Lauren Alaina and James really deserve the top 2 spots . . . man . . . and watching him cry on live television . . . I got teary with him! I hope he gets a chance at a music career - he could really inspire a lot of austistic kids who struggle the same way he did. THE NIGHT TOTALLY TURNED AROUND when I heard that Ashton Kutcher is replacing Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half men! He seems like a PERFECT choice! He's hilarious, people love him, and his character on That 70's Show isn't too far off from what his character is likely to be on Two and a Half Men. Good moves CBS, good moves! :)
Ahhhh so much going on. Today on the show, we're bringing the SHOCK COLLAR out of retirement and having a SHOCK COLLAR SPELLING BEE. That thing HURTS and well, the truth is, we live in a world of SPELL CHECK - we'll see around 4:30 this afternoon which of us is still a spelling scholar. I won spelling bees in school - let's hope I get a normal-ish word because that collar is an awkward pain my neck despises it. We're also going to talk to a guy who owns a farm and invited us down on Monday. I was talking about wanting to milk a cow and he offered to let me milk his on the farm . . . somehow that also led to me INSEMINATING a cow. So yeah, that's happening too - Monday. He'll explain the process today. For the love - I don't even know what i'm getting myself into.
I googled "cow insemination" and the videos were a little too graphic to post on here. Let's just say, after watching it, I don't think i'm going to be able to eat the Special K cereal I brought for lunch. Eeek.
Listening to some Lady Antebellum in the office today. Ah I love this song.
"There are two kinds of people I don't trust. People who don't drink and people who collect stickers." - Chelsea Handler
I feel happy. Really happy. The sun is shining, it's warm, I have Chelsea Handler's new book next to me(She's my FAV! Thanks Jeff!), I woke up all squeezed up in a good cuddle, and it's almost the weekend! All greatness! I'm going to try and remain happy even though I just had to bring my stupid VW to the shop AGAIN today. That car used to give me some serious anxiety. I would get so worked up every time it needed work done, but now, i'm just gonna Hakuna Matata myself into not caring about blowing another couple hundred dollars on it. It's all good. I think Boyfriend might have something to do with this sudden change of attitude toward the trials of my car because he's just so laid back about everything. Thankfully, it's STARTING to wear off on me a little. Don't worry, i'm still high strung and overly energetic - as some people call it, "much,"Â but i'm becomming a little more laid back about the little things that really - just - don't - matter. It's a good thing. :)
The reality is . . . i'm going to have to start looking into buying a new car. My dream car is crappy on gas and I need to get settled in with moving and stuff . . . so i'm hoping to wait out the car shopping stuff for a bit. I don't think I mentioned this on here yet, but . . . Boyfriend asked me to move in! :) It's funny how sometimes you just meet someone and your lives just fit perfectly together. We're going to start moving my things over the next couple weekends . . . it's going to be very interesting to see how our stuff blends together and how he feels about having ART on the walls .Â .Â . next to his, umm, mounted snow board! Haha I'm pretty excited - he's a good cuddler. (I'm not even afraid to write that because he'll admit it publicly!)
Eeee! My mechanic just called. On top of needing new brakes . . . I need new tires too . . .Â Ughhh! Hakuna Matata, Hakuna Matata! :)
Have a great night - it's the PERFECT afternoon/night for outdoor grilling, white wine, and some citronella candles!
It's a super busy day here at the station, but I just had to post this. It's a brain test. If you see the dancer spinning counter clockwise, you're a left sided thinker and if you see her spinning clockwise, you're a right sided thinker. I see her going counter clockwise, but Jeff sees her going both ways and claims "they keep changing it!" Haha, it's your brain changing it - see how you see it! Pretty cool, huh? Although, when I read what left sided and right sided brain users typically are all about, i'm more of a right sided person.
THANK freaking GOD for the GPS! You know how the back of most cold medicines say "if symptoms continue after use, consult your doctor?" Well, i've been sick-ish for 4 weeks now. I feel fine, kind of, but i've had a terrible pain in my chest when I talk, cough, and breathe . . . and my cough is gross . . . so I called the doctor this morning. They squeezed me in and then sent me for chest xrays. I can't even begin to tell you how frustrated I was driving around Scranton. I went from Moosic, to Dunmore, to back roads in Scranton, to Mulberry St, and then FINALLY, FINALLY found the xray place in Scranton. Man, thank GOD for GPS. I should have just used it from the start, but nooooooooo, I insist on boycotting technology. The embrace was necessary. Some weird things happened at the xray place we're going to talk about this afternoon . . . including the tech not LEAVING the room when he asked me to take my bra off. I'm sorry, isn't that weird? He stood in the same room when he told me to put it back on too. I guess I could have said something, but it was too awkward at the time. Praying that it's just bronchitis. :)
I started reading the new COSMO last night and it's a GOOD ONE. I forsee some COSMO SAYS features coming out of this issue.
I saw this in MAXIM the other night and bought it last night. It's a refillable paint roller and you don't even need a paint pan! Eeeeeee I can't wait to start DIY projects!
If you're getting into the spirit of the season and embracing cooking on the grill . . . let me save you some frustration . . . BUY METAL skewers!!! My kabobs were colorful, neat, and ready to be grilled. Boyfriend spent 2 hours putting together a brand new grill and my kabobs were stacked nicely on wooden skewers waiting to be cooked. Well, I can safely say . . . the wood skewers are garbage. These pretty kabobs turned into broken pieces falling all over the place. Next time, i'm using the metal ones. Don't let your first grilling of the season FAIL like mine! :)
We met up with Boyfriend's parents at a campground on Saturday night . . . where I was very prepared to ROUGH IT. It was my first time . . . but I learned that campground camping is definitely not roughing it! We had a nice fire, played rummy, drank wine, and even had cable! Speaking of cable - the race was on . . . I had NO idea that Nascar races go around the track 300+ times! I'd go crazy! Like, aren't they dizzy when it's over? Holy.
I cried like an idiot watching Army Wives last night. To think, soldiers come home and have no one to greet them . . . man, that's just wrong. I would hate to know that that's actually happening in real life and not just on the show. Ahhh - that show sends me on an emotional roller coaster. To escape the depression I sink into after that episode airs, I read the most recent issue of Maxim. It's seriously COSMO for guys. I was getting a kick out of the relationship advice they give guys . . . especially because I can vaguely pick up on little things i've heard my boyfriend say - and now I know where he's getting these ideas from. Don't worry ladies, I now plan on keeping up with the issues to learn what these magazines are feeding into our guys!
The 5 DAY FORCAST is rockin! Time to start nightly walks . . . in my BUTT shoes! Gonna give Skechers Shapeups are solid try! :)
After years of renting, the youngest BILLIONAIRE/creator of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg bought a house!
It's GORGEOUS, but i'd say pretty modest for a guy with more money than anyone would know what to do with. I like that. It wasn't cheap . . . $7 million dollar - 5 bedroom house in California. Still, you'd expect someone with all of that money to live in a huge mansion. Way to keep it real Marky! :)
A recent study says women start to act like their mother around age 32. Fortunately for me, my mom is a ton of fun, really outgoing, and super artistic. I'm very ok with all of that. Happy Mother's Day to all of the moms in the KRZ listening family! My mom just emailed and call me to let me know she received the gift I sent her. I kind of feel like a butt for not going to RI to see her for the weekend, but I was just there 2 weeks ago for her birthday, so I sent a gift! Since she already opened it, I can tell you what it is! I had the most helpful words she's always said to me engraved on a pretty bracelet. Whenever life seemsto suck, gets stressful, or things are hard - she always tells me "this too shall pass." It's a common phrase, but it always puts me at ease when she says it and reminds me that things always change and I have the power to change them. She really liked it, but she just text messaged me a picture of the BRACELET on her ANKLE. I guess it was too big. Haaa . . .
Boyfriend and I are going to visit his parents at a campground tomorrow! I was under the impression that we'd be roughing it, but he just informed me that there's a mini golf course and digital cable. I've never been camping ever, so i'm pretty excited! I love campfires! :)
Hey to John, Peggy, and Maria! It was great meeting you last night at La Tolteca! :)
ANOTHER celeb with weird freaking pregnancy photos. I'm sorry, I know this is a really special time in your life . . . but WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU THINKING POSING LIKE THAT??? It's not even like you look COMFORTABLE! And that blank stare?! Haha . . . I just can't even deal.
Kim from the Real Housewives of Atlanta & her baby daddy . . . with their maternity photo . . . geeeeeeeeeeeeeeez . . .
4 years ago today, I moved to NEPA! It's amazing how things can look one way at first glace and then it turns into your norm and looks totally different. The first time I came here, Bear Creek Blvd. scared the life out of me and the Shoppes at Montage were such a foreign idea to me. Stores on top of a mountain??? I moved here from Long Island which is for the most part, FLAT. Now, everything that once seemed scary, big, or different - is like no big deal and second nature. A lot of people keep telling me 4 years flew by . . . ha . . . maybe for you! Must I remind you that I work with Jeff Walker? The king of talking on speaker phone, biting his nails, constant p90x talk, and insessant whistling??? Haha, just kidding :) it's been fun . . . . looking forward to keeping the fun alive! Man, since i've been at KRZ i've shocked myself, eaten really nasty things in BLIND LUCK, driven through a car wash outside the car, sang with rockstars, and gotten a tattoo live on the air! What's next?! We'll see!
Today on the show, in honor of CINCO de MAYO - we're playing BLIND LUCK - hot chili pepper edition. I don't even like regular peppers . . . this could get really ugly. Tune in around 5:30 to hear who gets stuck eating really hot peppers - video of course, to follow on our homepage. Eeeeek! Come celebrate CINCO DE MAYO with me tonight! I'll be at the Scranton Hardware Bar at 10p - Pink Slip on stage. See you there! :)
I just LOVE this song and i'm listening on repeat in the office today. Literally, i'm on my 10th listen. New Three Days Grace - LOST IN YOU! Check it out!
Did you hear about the teacher who vowed not to shave his beard until Osama Bin Laden was caught???Â His name is Gary Weddle and he's a science teacher from Washington.Â Â On September 11th, 2001, he vowed to his students that he would never shave his face again until OSAMA BIN LADEN was caught. This week, he finally got to shave. After all these years, you'd think he would have given in and shaved, lost a little hope . . . but he kept going, strong! Pretty cool - and an awesome example for his students. Rock on!
I'm not going to gush too bad . .Â . but i'm really LOVING The Voice! I genuinely think the show makes American Idol look boring. I can't wait to see where the rest of the season goes and what else is in store. So far, the initial team/coach choosing process won me over for sure. BUT - here's the one thing I wish was different and I don't think many fans of the show would disagree . . . don't you think they should have some WEIRD looking people on the show to raise the suspense of not being able to see the person singing??? Like, a goth chic singing FAITH HILL . . . that would be freaking AWESOME to turn around to .Â .Â . or a Susan Boyle looking woman singing some Lady Gaga. Now THAT would take the show to the next level.
Tomorrow is CINCO de MAYO . . . which is also my anniversary at KRZ. I told Jeff he has to honor our work marriage and remember our anniversary . . . he laughed in my face on the air . . .Â Haha i'll be hosting the party at the Scranton Hardware Bar for CINCO DE MAYO - Pink Slip (an awesome band) is playing and i've been known to get on stage and sing with them . .Â you never know . . . :) See you for coronas, margaritas, and fun!
I found the new video for Taylor Swift's new song THE STORY OF US! We just started playing it on KRZ and I love it - I just HATE the feeling she's talking about it in it.Â No one likes when things don't go the way they thought they would . . . or being in the same room as someone you once had something special with. Ughhh. So awkward and uncomfortable. Check it outÂ :)Â
You've probably seen Ke$ha and Miley Cyrus rocking feathers in their hair lately and the trend is catching on. A week or so ago I asked about them on facebook and one of my facebook friends said she could do them at her salon! I went today, since we had a KRZ photo shoot today, and LOVE love LOVE them! They're a fun change and since they're temporary and not glued, you can pull them out whenever you want!
That's just one - they're scattered on the sides. Thoughts? I pretty much LOVE them. Visit Maria at Denise's Salon in Scranton if you want to try them! She's really awesome and the salon is so nice! 961-1120 to make an appointment! I'm already planning on going back in a week or so to get more put in!
Besides getting ready for our new photos today . . . last night I continued my domestication transformation. I not only MADE pizza, but I cleaned the freaking bathroom. You know you're an adult when . . . you can't enjoy "your show" that's on because all you can think about isÂ how badly the bathroom mirror needs aÂ good windex wipedown. Whoaaaaaaaaa.
Ooooh . . . it was kind of just find to write a 5 - seeing as it's MAY! I hope this is the last week of rain for a while. I found some pretty cute shirt dresses at Banana Republic yesterday and i'm dying to wear them! It's just too chilly! Hope you had a gerat weekend! Avenged Sevenfold and Three Days Grace were awesome on Friday! Kickin It For Music 2 was freaking awesome on Saturday! (Thanks for coming out if you did . . . and if you didn't - don't miss out next year!) And Sunday . . . well, Sundays are the best. Boyfriend and I walked about the shoppes in Tannersville (awesome scores at Banana Republic and Le Gourmet Chef - who is this person I've become who goes in kitchen stores???) and we went to lunch before crashing out pretty early. I fell asleep during Army Wives, so I didn't even hear about Osama Bin Laden until this morning. The conspiracy theories are everywhere now, but i'm just going to take the facts given to us and move forward. Glad everyone who was a part of the mission is safe. :)
Ladies, have you ever reached into your purse to grab your wallet and realized it wasn't there? Or guys, your back pocket? Friday night at the concert I reached into my purse for my wallet (which attaches TO the bag) and it wasn't there. It just wasn't attached and where it was supposed to be. My heart sank. I literally FREAKED out and started taking everything out my bag. After what felt like 5 minutes of freak out . . . which was actually like less than a minute, I found it in the bottom of my bag. Man. That is the WORST feeling EVER.
. . . another horrible, empty feeling - forgetting your phone at home. Yup, left my blackberry at home today. I feel so . . . naked without it! Talk about CRACKberry - I actually feel ill without it on me.
I didn't intentionally wake up to watch the royal wedding . . . but my subconscious apparently wanted me to see it because I was UP. I first woke up at 2am and changed the channel to NBC, where the royal wedding would be later. I went back to sleep and then randomly woke up all bright eyed just as Kate was walking down the isle. Wow. Her dress - incredible! I loved watching the ceremony - although, it seemed like they were bored to tears. I wouldn't want to bore people at my wedding . . . but I guess they had to follow most traditions.
Ah - so stunning! They look so happy! I'm so glad my internal clock woke me up . . . now let's hope I can make it through the day after missing a couple hours of sleep! Tonight's the Avenged Sevefold/Three Days Grace show! I loveeee Three Days Grace! And tomorrow is FINALLY Kickin It For Music 2! All of the details are on our homepage - just $5 and you can see The Ready Set, Downtown Fiction, and Hot Chelle Rae all perform and play kickball with us! So pumped! Hope to see you there!!! :) Have a great weekend!
Today started off kind of crappy because it was SCARY driving in the monsoons of down pouring sheets of rain . . . but it's turning out to be a not so bad day. :) Have you ever had itchy/ticklish ears because you're sick . . . and the only way to give them some kind of relief is to cough? It's a really strange feeling and well, i'm coughing without needing to cough, all day long, just to "itch" my ears. That might sound weird to those of you who haven't experienced it - but I know those of you who have are totally with me.
I have a hair appointment tomorrow morning at Rejuvenessence and i'm thinkingggggg that i'm gonna go a little blonder. Personally, i'm not into the bleach blonde look . . . but I like being a bit blonder than I am now. The problem - I keep looking for an EXAMPLE picture to show the girl, but I can't find anything fun to use! I'm either going to go in with wishful thinking and Victorias Secret catalog or wing it. :)
By now you may have learned that i'm a little bit obsessed with gift wrap and finding the PERFECT card for every occassion. I've even gone so far as to start writing my own greeting card line because it seems like there aren't enough cards to express REAL people's thoughts. Like, the love ones always go from "I love getting to know you" to "I'm madly in love with you and can't wait to spend the rest of my life with you." The first one isn't deep enough and the second one makes you look like a crazy person. The card thing is just a little hobby for me for now and I haven't kicked it into actual action yet - but someday - you can count on it. Long live tangibleÂ greeting cards! I don't even open E-cards! :)
Anyway, I was looking for good Mother's Day cards this morning and found these !! Taylor Swift's line of greeting cards! All Mother's Day ones! I bought one, but it's not for my mom. My friend will be getting it next week. :) Thankfully, she doesn't read this blog and if she does, well, Happy Mother's Day!
I WICKED loved The Voice last night and judgingÂ your facebook comments, many of you did as well! I don't know, it just seems so much COOLER than American IdolÂ and I love the dynamic of the "coaches" not being able to see the contestants. Love love love it!
Oh and following up from yesterday - I am going to try feathers in my hair! We're having new KRZ pictures taken next week and i'm going to have them for that day. Fingers crossed that they look cute! :)
I read an article about the Royal Wedding (please don't roll your eyes, i'm enjoying the real life fairytale and people keep bursting my bubble) and it said Kate Middleton plans on doing her own makeup for the wedding. At first I was surprised because I assumed she would have the best of everything for her big fancy day. Then I put myself in her shoes and honestly, I NEVER like my makeup when someone else does it. Maybe i've just had some not so great Glamour Shot experiences that involved red lip stick and big-freaking-hair, but I think when the day comes, i'll probably do my own makeup too.
So, on your big day, did you get your makeup done or do it yourself?
What a gorgeous day! Sunny and warm days like this are totally worth the wait! 2 weeks ago it was slushing and freezing and today - is perfect! Hope you had a great Easter weekend! My long weekend in RI was awesome! We celebrated my mom's birthday on Saturday and spent the day with my fam on Sunday. Easter weekend came and went with no family blow outs or tears.Â I'll call that a success! Boyfriend did some serious bonding in the form of birthday shots with my mom which was pretty fun to watch. She schooled ALL of the guys in pool and reigned pool shark on her birthday!
Exciting news from over the weekend too . . . I became a godmother! I'm so excited! Although, I'm not totally sure what my responsibilities are. It's such an honor though! I need to go do some research so I don't fall short of expectations! :)
Have you ever felt so sick that every inch of your body aches, you can barely pick your head up off of the pillow, and you feel like you could sleep without end? Yesterday - I felt like I was on my death bed. I drank Airborne, took Dayquil, Advil cold and sinus, and my very first dose of Benadryl KNOCKED me OUT. I really hate relying on other people for things, but i'm not gonna lie, it was amazing to have an awesome boyfriend around to take care of me when I felt like death. :) I'm thinking I kicked this sicknesses BUTT because while I didn't wake up 100% better, I feel WAY better than I felt yesterday and i'll call that a win. I was determined to feel better fast because I'm spending a long weekend in RI for my mom's birthday and Easter! By the way - I switched over from disgusting Airborne to EmergenC this morning and it's AMAZING! I chose the SUPER ORANGE flavor and i'm totally a fan.
My favorite little guy - Keenan Cahill's latest video! :) Bahahahaha he spanks himself! Ahhhhh I love youtube.
Christina Perri's smash JAR OF HEARTS is one of our favorite songs on KRZ, but have you heard her song ARMS? I love the sound! Check it out! :)
I'll be missing from your radio tomorrow and Monday to spend the weekend in Rhode Island. My mom is already all excited to have people to play wii with! I got her wii party for Christmas and she hasn't had a chance to play it. Eeeeeeee! :) I'll be back on Tuesday! Have a great Easter weekend! Hope the Easter Bunny leaves you some goodies!
For the past 2 months or so, Boyfriend and I have been making Cabernet and last night itÂ was finally time forÂ BOTTLING! How cute are these?
The kit came with a bunch of bottles and all of the corks. We ordered some more bottles, the labels, and the red seals you canÂ kind of see at the top. Jeff makes fun of us for calling eachother SQUEEZE, but how perfectly did that fit into the name of our wine! SQUEEZED! Even though it's bottled, we can't try it for another 3 months. After you bottle it, the wine has to sit in a cool place for 3 months. So, in September - I'll let you know it came out. Not gonna lie - it smelled AMAZING when we were transferring it from the fermentation glass jar to the bottles! Hopefully it'll be DELISH because, well, there's 30 bottles! What an AWESOME gift! If you're looking for a fun gift for a wino - i'd definitely check out a home wine making kit!
It's going to be a rough afternoon in radioland. After spending 15 minutes at the store trying to choose between airborne and emergenC, I chose airborne and it's SO gross! I'm going a little overboard with the Dayquil too. Speaking of Dayquil, why do those genius packaging people have to make the pills SO HARD to get it? Clearly a person who is under the weather is trying to get to them . . . but it plastic hurts and is nearly impossible to break through when you're sick! I know, I know . . . kiddie proof reasons, but make it a jar like advil or something! It took me far too long to get to those 2 precious gelcaps this morning! :)
A few weeks ago I read an article that said 1 in 4 women hated the way their guy proposed. They imagined something way more romantic that what their guy ended up doing. I just saw this video and HAD to share! HOW SWEET and ROMANTIC is this?!? Personally, I can hardly EVER FINISH a crossword puzzle, but this girl is apparently a PRO! This guy gets an A for effort!
In an attempt to become more of a GO WITH THE FLOW kind of person, i've been listening to more chill music. Don't ask why, but I was compelled to youtube this song this morning in our office. It's really easy to get caught up in life . . . Hakuna Matata!
Although critics SLAMMED Lifetime's WILLIAM and KATE that premiered last night - I ENJOYED! I was really looking forward to it and it didn't disappoint. It was really interesting to see how Prince William adapted to going away to college, dating as a Prince, and how his relationship with Kate Middleton began as a friendship. SHE really - wow - put up with a lot to be with him. They had to keep their relationship on the down low for a while so she wouldn' be hounded by the press. So she had to sit back and listen to all of the speculation about his personal life, while they were actually together. Man. It takes a strong woman to make it through all of that . . . and now . . . she's becomming a PRINCESS! It's like, every little girls dream come true! I won't be one of those people who watches their wedding at 4am, but i'm definitely interested in seeing pictures from the royal wedding extravaganza!
If you're the kind of girl that likes to politely suggest clothing to your boyfriend or husband by just buying it gifting it to him . . . GO TO OLD NAVY ASAP! I found a good sale this morning on great GUYS clothes! OLD NAVY is having a 40% off sale on a TON of stuff in the store. The signs say on clearance items, but there were awesome steals throughout the store that were 40% off too. I was mainly excited about some awesome military style shirts in the guys section - $7!!! I was looking for an outfit to stick in Boyfriend's Easter basket (yes, I know, only kids are supposed to get baskets . . . I just can't help myself!) and these were not only so cute, but SO on SALE! By the way - the Old Navy in Wilkes Barre is remodeling (still open during construction) and they're adding a BANANA REPUBLIC to the store! The closest one to us now is the outlet in Tannersville, so this is pretty exciting! :)
Hope you had a nice weekend despite the gloomy weather. Boyfriend and I had a good time on Long Island visiting one of my best friends, her husband, and her little girl. Apparently 20 month olds are too little to decorate cookies. Aunt Amanda failed this time around. I brought this kit from Target of Easter cookies with all kinds of decorations . . . but she's so small and not exactly into CRAFTING just yet. I forget that just because she's BRILLIANT and shouts words like XYLOPHONE and WALRUS, she has no idea how to use icing as a creative tool! Haha . . . play-doh would have been a hit, i'm sure.
Just a quick video that will DEFINITELY brighten your day. This guy is a single dad that was featured on Ellen a while back . . . he and his ADORABLE daughter sing covers on Youtube. FREAKING cuteness! 4 Non Blondes this week!
If you're easily amused . . . you'll love this girl as much as I do. She does 18 different animal impressions in 90 seconds! IMPRESSIVE!
Jeff is off today. He's going to meet his P90X man crush, Tony Horton in CT. I don't think he's EVER taken a day off of work without COMING IN before the show. He just left . . . so now I can blog in peace without someone whistling next to me! :) I'm super excited for this weekend because i'm going to visit one of my best friends and finally see her little girl who has grown SO MUCH since I saw her last in July. Her husband and my boyfriend will finally get to meet too! I hope their man date goes well. They are both the kinds of guys who think before they speak . . . unlike my best friend and I who say exactly what we're thinking as fast as we can GET IT OUT of our mouths.
Hope you enjoy the weekend! New Harry Potter came out on DVD today and SCREAM 4 hit theaters today! I'm hoping to find some time to take in ONE or the other! XO
Are you a Lifetime movie watcher who has found herself in a pattern of paranoia? Maybe you carry mase, check behind shower curtains before bed, live in an extreme state of WHAT IF? Living alone + being obsessed with Lifetime movie thrillers who convince you that everyone in your life is deceiving you and has a secret past = a paranoid person who thinks something is lurking behind ever corner.
My paranoia is at an all time high because of my recent obsession with LAW AND ORDER! This morning I got a message on my blackberry from a local phone number in the form of an email. (The fact that it was an email didn't click at the time) I replied with "who is this?" Then I got a few messages saying from a guy saying he's new in town and I FREAKED out and started asking HOW DID YOU GET MY NUMBER? I was already planning how to change my number today - seriously terrified about what other personal information this stranger has of mine. Finally, I asked HOW DID YOU GET MY NUMBER? Apparently, this person was emailing my KRZ facebook and it was coming through to my email as a phone number email. (Which is weird and probably why it didn't all click.) Yeah, I'm paranoid. The other day I freaked out because this weird looking guy has been standing outside of his house in the middle of the road a couple nights in a row. He wears this old fashioned 70's style suit and then LEAPS back into his home. I was convinced he was going to follow me home. For no reason other than - Law and Order SVU had a guy on the show with a weird old suit on. Right, i'm literally driving myself nuts.
Eeeee! American Idol might not be a snoozer tonight! Hopefully Haley with FINALLY go home (she's so fake!) and Kelly Clarkson & Jason Aldean are performing their song DON'T YOU WANT TO STAY! Have you heard it? I loveee ... so pretty ... check it out! :)
One of my best friend's has an 18 month old who LOVES animals. They found this website called CUTEROULETTE.com that has all kinds of cute videos of animals . . . oh my gosh . . . I never thought a sneezing panda would be cute, but it seriously is! Watch!!!
It took me a few listens, but i'm really starting to LOVE Adele! Her voice is so powerful! This is the song we're playing - ROLLING IN THE DEEP. :) OMG - and my favorite little chorus doing her song below!
TV watching last night confirmed something I thought a couple months ago. TLC's EXTREME COUPONING is the FREAKINGGGG best show! The pilot episode ran a while back and I was amazing . . . last night I watched 2 episodes and I watch in AMAZEMENT as these women purchase $700 worth of items for like, $6. It's INCREDIBLE!!!! I still don't even understand how they do it. It seems like every coupon i've ever seen is like 50 cents off the purchase of 2 things which usually totals more than $7. If you're an extreme couponer - share your ways with us!
I spent last night watching Law and Order LA (which was crazy good) and flipping through a ceiling fan/lighting catalog . . . Haha I guess I can add that to my YOU KNOW YOU'RE AN ADULT WHEN - list.Â I love HOME stuff. I'm pretty much obsessed with the website CASASUGAR.com. It's full of fun DIY project ideas and decor inspiration. When I was little I was OBSESSED with playing the SIMS ... but I wouldn't actually PLAY. I'd use cheat codes to get lots of money and then just build and decorate houses.Â If I wasn't on the radio, i'd probably be an interior designer. So yeah, day dreaming in ceiling fan catalogs is a happy place. Do you have a favorite catalog??? The IKEA ones usually excite me, but I'm not gonna lie, Boyfriend got a little Tiffany and Co. catalog over the weekend and it excited me more than I thought it would. I turned over 2 pages . . . I wonder if he'll notice.Â :) Heheee
One more thing . . . last week I posted the pic of Mariah Carey's naked pregnant magazine cover. Well, a ton of you attacked me for saying thatÂ naked pregnant pics can be beautiful but REALLY creepy too. Well, tell me THIS ONE isn't kind of creepy? Nick is holding her nakedness on theÂ cover??! Â The picture to the far left is the bothersome one.
So, this is me and Kenny Chesney. I think I was the only person at the Mohegan Sun in CT who could have walked by him and not known who he was. Actually, I could have sworn the first meet and greet I was in was with Kenny Chesney. Nope, that would be Billy Currington.Â Good thing I didn't try to act like I knew all of his music, right? Man, mix a bottle of champagne with a clueless-to-country ME and you get a potentially really awkward situation.
A couple weeks ago I blogged about the wine making process that Boyfriend and I began a couple months ago. WELL, it's ALMOST time to bottle. Actually, next Sunday is the day! I'm SO excited to see how it comes out! Last night, we ordered bottles and labels. Jeff makes fun of me for our silly nicknames, but since we always call eachother Squeeze, we named out wine SQUEEZED! Cute or corny? I dig it. Check out the label!
Totally unrelated to anything else . . . ARMY WIVES continues to send meÂ on an emotional rollercoaster. I just can't even control myself. I've used more tissues in the past 3 Sundays than I have in a year of tv watching. That FREAKING show kills me.Â If your significant other is serving overseas . . . man . . . I can't even IMAGINE what you go through on a daily basis. The hour of emotion an episode of Army Wives does to me is nothing compared to so many real lives. Bless the Troops & their families. <3
Last night I started reading the latest in the Chicken Soup series . . . it's a bunch of stories about the power of positive thinking. I love books like that and I picked this one up because of the first paragraph in the foreward. CHANGE YOUR THOUGHTS, CHANGE YOUR WORLD. It's one of my favorite quotes to live by. So far, I'm digging it. The stories are powerful and it's a good read if you're too busy to sink into a novel.
I'm off tomorrow to take a little girls trip to a Kenny Chesney show in CT. I stick out like a sore thumb at country concerts because most of the time, I only know 1 song. I dance like an idiot and enjoy the party . . . but don't know the words to any of the songs! Eh, i'm just the go-to friend for a road trip and you know, i'm totally ok with that. I just googled Kenny Chesney and realized he sings SHE THINKS MY TRACTOR'S SEXY! Does anyone have a John Deere hat I can borrow? What to wear, what to wear.
Jeff had a dream last night that woke him up FOR THE DAY after only sleeping forÂ 4 hours. Can you guess what it was about? Ha - that he was having a baby! Somehow that conversation led us to wasting away the past half hour watching Youtube videos of babies farting. Yeah, we're really mature. By the way, I HATE that F word. I wasnt allowed to say it as a kid and I still can't bring myself to say it. My grandmother always said "toot" when I was little and I'm sticking to it! :)
I feel like there is a way to take a naked pregnant picture that is a beautiful representation of the life growing inside of you. This, is not that. Is it just me or is Mariah kind of sexing-up this photoshoot? I was JUST having a coversation about the pregnant-photoshoots and how they can be SO full of love and gorgeous ... but very easily seen as just the opposite and plain old weird. I LOVE LOVE LOVE when moms-to-be take a picture with their fingers forming a heart around their belly button ... I think it's even cuter when their husband has his hands making the heart too. Those are just precious and such a great symbol of life and love.
Does anyone else feel like Mariah was trying to sex this wholesome picture up? In her defense, she says she's really self conscious about taking pictures at this stageÂ of the pregnancy because she feels enormous ( she's having twins by the way) but still . ..Â this pictures go from gorgeous to creepy real quick and the whole hand over her head and sexy face take it to the creepy side.
This Thursday night, Jeff and I are bartending at Mr. Tony's in Wilkes Barre to help raise money for the Friendship House. Stop by between 7-8pm, grab a drink, and hang out with us!
Tip your bartenders well . . . tips go to the Friendship House! :)
Friendship House is dedicated to providing programs and services designed to enhance the emotional, behavioral and social well-being of children and families in the Pennsylvania communities we serve.
Friendship House offers a full range of programs and services for children who are experiencing emotional and behavioral difficulties and/or mental health issues, those who have been traumatized by loss, abuse and neglect, children who have witnessed violence, and children with autism spectrum disorders.
Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 5 PM to 9 PM (We'll be there between 7-8)
Mr. Tony's Martini Bar
Union and Main Streets, Wilkes-Barre
If you had hopes of someday being Mrs. Michael Buble, it's not happening. He got married over the weekend and well, his wife is absolutely STUNNING! Such a gorgeous couple! His wife is an actress and actually appeared in his "Haven't Met You Yet" video.Â Anddd that's your sappy dose of wedded bliss for the dayÂ . . .
Now some not so blissful wedding related drama . . .
Yesterday we got an email from a girl who just wanted to vent about a CRUEL joke her boyfriend played on her. If you missed it, her boyfriend of 4 years proposed to her on Friday. Got down on one knee, told her all about how much he loved her, the whole shebang, proposed . . . pulled out a ring . . . and after she was done SCREAMING and SQUEALING with excitement ... he shouted "April Fools!" Yeah, 4 years of waiting for this super special moment and he APRIL FOOLED her?!?! Every woman that called in agreed that was the most cruel thing he could have done to her and I don't think she'll even be able to enjoy an ACTUAL proposal when/if it actually happens. I certify that guy - a huge jerk.
What a great weekend! I hope you got to enjoy the amazing weather yesterday! :) Flip flops are here to stay! Yesss! I think it's officially time to retire dark nail polish too ... i'm rocking BARBIE pink today and while it is a little "much," being "much" is kind of in my DNA.
Friday night Boyfriend and I drove down to Harrisburg to attend one of his best friend's April Fools Day party. I met a bunch of his frat brothers that I haven't had the chance to meet yet, we dominated the beer pong table, and explored downtown Harrisburg the next morning. I've only been to Harrisburg at night, so I was really excited to explore in daylight. Umm - they have the coolest fire hydrants! We took pictures and even found a SUPER MARIO hydrant! Pretty neat! :) Saturday night we went to an arcade and while I got my butt handed to me in air hockey, I kicked some major butt in skee ball!
We saw INSIDIOUS on Sunday and the reviews for it made it seem like it was going to be the best horror movie on our time. Not so much. While it wasn't terrible, it wasn't THE BEST. It was good. Not a waste of time or money . . . just not as thrilling as I anticipated it to be from the rave reviews. (I will own up to screaming ONCE - but I was just genuinely startled by a scary red faced man who appeared out of the darkness!) The makers of Saw and Paranormal Activity made it, so that explains it's So/So-ness. The SAW series is awesome ... Paranormal Activity, I can do without.
Last night I did some serious SPRING CLEANING. I attacked my closet, clothes piles, boxes, unpacked suitcases, and found things I didn't even know I had! It's amazing! I divided everything into piles of trash, clothes to donate, and stuff to keep. I feel SO refreshed now - and kind of like I have a new wardrobe. Mental note to self - make sure you have more than 1 trash bag before you begin to clean. I got trash happy and ran out of bags . . . I improvised, but it wasn't pretty.
The week's weather is supposed to be INCREDIBLE! Embrace it! :)
A co-worker let me borrow The Power of Now - A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment. I LOVE books like this and can't wait to dive into it tonight!
What are YOU reading now? Anything good the rest of us should be reading?
There were so many things I wanted/needed to see on TV last night that it was totally a flip flop back and forth kind of night. Of course, I started with American Idol. THANK GOD NAIMA AND THIA got voted off. Haley NEEDS to go next - she is so fake I can't even take it. I think she's still riding out the sympathy votes from her lipstick on the teeth/face fiasco a couple weeks ago. THEN, I had all intention of watching the much anticipated Grey's Anatomy Musical Event, but Howie Mandell's MOBBED looked kind of good and naturally, I got sucked in like many of you.
A few weeks ago I read a survey that said more than half of all women didn't like the way their guy proposed. On this show, Mobbed, this guy basically was picked to have a flash mob of over 1,000 help him propose to his girlfriend. Pretty over the top and sweet . . . and luckily, she liked all of the attention. (I don't think MANY women would want a huge spectacle made of that really special moment - surrounded by STRANGERS, but whatever, she loved it and was so surprised.) THEN, he says, let's get married RIGHT NOW. They wisk them away through a dancing mob, literally THROW some kind of wedding dress on her and toss and TIARA on her head. So, here she is, SOBBING for a good half hour. Her face is blotchy and her hair is wet from tears. THEY TOSSED THE DRESS ON OVER HER CLOTHES (you could still see her clothes) and didn't even BUTTON it up the back. It was just draped over her. I can't be the only one SO UPSET about that. I felt so bad for her. What are her wedding pictures going to look like?? Sure, there's a MOB of 1,000 dancers making your day super special, but you're soaking wet from tears, all red faced, and you have CLOTHES ON UNDER YOUR DRESS THAT WE CAN SEE!!! Boyfriend laughed at me for repeating "Poor THING!" over and over while we were watching ... until he noticed her little VIP tag was still around her neck. She was a POOR THING! The producers didn't even take into consideration that she might want to freshen up!
Not how she pictured it all to go, i'm sure. :) I can't seem to find pictures anywhere of them at the altar ... i'll keep looking. If you're a woman and you missed it, i'm almost positive you'll be equally as upset!!!
This morning I was reading a story in the paper about a Scranton teen who attemped suicide yesterday after being bullied on Facebook. Minutes later, I came across this video that a 13 year old in CT made after being bullied for years.
Obviously bullying has gotten worse since I was in school because these teens are questioning if living this way is harder than not living at all . . . and my heart hurts for them.
We're going to talk about this on the show today at some point, but if you're reading this and feel like you don't have any friends to talk to, I just want to throw it out there. EMAIL ME. Amanda@985krz.com. I'm not a therapist by any means, but i'm a really good friend and compulsively check my email. I hope that there is never a time in your life that you have NO ONE to turn to or talk to. Jeff says same goes for him.
I've become an emotional SAP. I cried ALL night on Sunday while watching Army Wives, the commercials where the parents surprise the kids with a family trip to Disney World make me a sobbing WRECK, and now this morning . . . I found myself CRYING for Carrie Ann (Dancing with the Stars judge) when she was proposed to this morning on Regis and Kelly. I barely even watch DWTS, so it's not like I have an emotional connection to her from watching. I think it was her genuine surprised reaction that moved me. I mean really, get a grip. I posted about it on Facebook and found that I wasn't alone. Thankfully, there's someone way worse than me. A Facebook Friend who cries at Fancy Feast commercials. Phew, that'll be the day that I need to seek help.
I missed the whole NKOTB craze the first time around. Growing up in a rock house, thanks to my mom, I grew up on GNR, Poison, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, and Whitesnake. By the time I realized there was NEW music that I could grow a liking to . . . I was into Green Day, NSYNC, and BSB. The idea of BSB and KNOTB touring together and doing music together kind of made my inner 12 year old self a littel excited.
Thanks to Facebook Friend Lauren who posted this on my page this morning. The first single from the Backstreet Boys/NKOTB hyrbid group NKOTBSB. Check it out! :)
I'll just preface this by saying, I'm a dog person. Cats make me sneeze and they just seem sneaky to me. BUT, there's this one that's kind of growing on me. Boyfriend inherited a cat recently. Her name is Miss Meows and last night we realized she needed more food. The stash she came with ran out and the bag was no where to be found. I figured, eh, no big deal, i'll stop at Walmart on my way into work and hook her up with something yummy with a big cat on the label. Ummm ... let me just say ... there are WAY TOO MANY different cat food options to choose from. For the love - how do people choose???I felt like I usually feel at the nail salon while faced with HUNDREDS of different shades of PINK nail polish. So overwhelming. After 10 minutes of reading labels and not really seeing the difference between them all, I chose the prettiest packaging ... the purple bag, Fancy Feast. Let's hope she doesn't turn into a PUKEY CAT and the Fancy Feast agrees with her.
Totally unrelated --- Have you ever hurt yourself while undressing??? Silly question, right? Wrong! As I was taking off a tank top last night I literally RIPPED my nose ring out of my nose. HOLY. I've had that thing for 7 years and now after sleeping without it for one night, totally closed. I couldn't punch a new nose ring through this morning ... so now i'm rocking NO jewelry in my face. So weird. I feel like my face is missing something.
American Idol night ... let's hope it's not a snoozer because let's be real, 2 hours is WAY too long. :) Happy HUMP Day! NEW Law and Order SVU on tonight too!!! Eeeee! :)
If you are the type of person that overanalyzes everything, overthinks life, and is totally OVERLY self aware, you'll probably get a lot out of this list. I'm in a constannt state of reflection and it literally drives me nuts. I'm working on the whole balance thing, living for the right things, and figuring out what matters most in life. I love reading about other people's life philosophies, quotes, and powerful thoughts.
My friends get an EARFUL of my questioning life and the pursuit of happiness. One of them, Tanya, sent me this list this morning and I wanted to share. She's one of the first friends I made when I moved to NEPA and she's been there for REAL for the past 4 years. When I was on my death bed with a severe case of strep 2 years ago . . . she picked me up unannounced and sat with me in the ER for 5 hours. She's a keeper. :)
This is a list of life lessons a columnist put together and it's her most requested column . . .
I bolded my favorites. Which ones do you connect with?
1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
4. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.
8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.
16. Life is too short for long pity parties. Get busy living, or get busy dying.
17. You can get through anything if you stay put in today.
18. A writer writes. If you want to be a writer, write.
19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Overprepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: "In five years, will this matter?"
27. Always choose life.
28. Forgive everyone everything.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.
35. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
36. Growing old beats the alternative - dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood. Make it memorable.
38. Read the Psalms. They cover every human emotion.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.
41. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
42. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
43. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
44. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
45. The best is yet to come.
46. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
47. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
48. If you don't ask, you don't get.
50. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.
Boyfriend and I took a pretty big step this weekend . . . he LET ME CUT HIS HAIR! I considered it my ART PIECE and was determined to do a better job than Amber, his hairdresser who often gives him Kid N Play-ish hair cuts. Sunday morning I asked if he'd trust ME with cutting his hair. "I promise I won't take too much off the top," I squealed. I was so excited because, well, i've never cut hair before! (He didn't ask, so I didn't tell) He was more concerned with not getting CUT and keeping his ears than length anyway. We bought clippers, set up the chair and cape . . . and we were ready to go. I couldn't believe a REAL PERSON was letting me CUT THEIR HAIR! With clippers!!! Ahhh! It was like a dream come true. The weird thing was, even though I had never done it before, I wasn't nervous AT ALL. I mean, I watched a youtube instructional video, piece - of - cake.
RIGHT BEFORE I started he FINALLY (I was wondering when he would ask) asked, "have you ever done this before?" Haha Uh oh. "I googled HOW TO CUT YOUR GUYS HAIR! Don't worry, the girl made it seem really easy, until it's time to blend, but i'll just take my time!" Well, one ENTIRE episode of Law and Order later . . . I was done. Everything went GREAT until it was time to blend the top with the back . . . that was tricky. :) He didn't doubt me at all during the entire cut. Didn't squirm, ask why I kept looking at him from the front, or why I kept REALLY quiet the entire time. He just went with it and THANKFULLY, overall, it came out pretty good . . . except for a couple dings in the back that i'm hoping no one tells him are there. :) Shhhhh! There's just a couple spots that I may have gotten too close with the clippers, but hey, i'm an amateur!
I watched one video and now I think i'm a hair stylist! Ha ... although, I totally get it now. It's FUN snipping and buzzing away at hair to create a little masterpiece!
I've been SLOWLY getting into country. Sugarland on American Idol last night sold me on them. I dig Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood. Toby Keith and Brad Paisley concerts have been some of the BEST times of my life . . . but could country embrace LADY GAGA??? Thoughts? I kind of like it.
At first I was gasping. Then I started laughing. I've moved on to crying. Oh MY GOSH. Ok, so the website is mybadparent.com and it's KIND OF like peopleofwalmart.com . . . but better . . . in a really twisted way. It's a website filled with pictures of what SEEMS to be really bad parenting . . . hence my emotional confusion. You don't want to laugh, but kind of can't help it on some of them. I keep gasping and hitting Jeff to look at some of these. HOLY. Some of them are women barely dressed - taking pictures of themselves - with KIDS in the background - seeing them barely clothed and posing all sexy. View at your own discretion . . . i'm just saying . . . if you're sitting around this weekend browsing the web - you definitely want to waste some time on this page.
Technology is getting scary. This new camera will remove your wrinkles, add makeup, and whiten your teeth. I HAD to see pictures. Ummm . . . these women look slightly CLOWN-ISH, don't you think? The teeth whitening is a little MUCH and the makeup is pretty obvious. Maybe it's just these examples?
It's $230 and uses built-in Beauty Retouch modes that tone down wrinkles, whiten teeth, and add makeup with just the touch of a button. THIS is what the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP7 does . . .
Hey friends! This Saturday i'm helping to judge a kids karaoke contest that will raise money to send kids with diabetes to summer camp. If you know a kid who likes to sing, there are still a few spots left to participate. If you live anywhere around Drums and would like to come out and support by having lunch - here's the info! Hope to see some of your faces on Saturday! :)
Saturday, March 26 · 11:00am - 3:00pm
Stagecoach Inn Route 309 Drums
Contest for kids ages 5-16!Chinese Auction with prizes like kids bikes, whitewater rafting tickets, tickets to see a show at the opera house and dinner in historic Jim Thorpe! GREAT Baskets!!
GREAT prizes for the top 3 winners, and ALL will recieve a trophy for participating!
All proceeds benefit Setebaid Services- a non profit org that hosts summer camps for children with Type 1 Diabetes.
Entrance is $7, but you will also get a sheet of 25 raffle tickets. There is also a lunch buffet for an additional $10, and if you'd like to purchase more than one sheet of raffle tickets, additional will be $5 per sheet.
There is still time to register as a performer. If your kid wants IN on the karaoke contest - Contact : Shannon Miedaner Marsyada on Facebook and she'll hook you up.
I love Show & Tell because we are in NO WAY paid to talk about the things we feature. These are just products and things that we've found and realized we loved. Genuine, honest opinions about things you might want to try!
For SHOW & TELL today - I just had to share something i've been using for over a year and seeing pretty awesome results from.
Over a year ago I decided to commit to one toothpaste/mouthwash brand for an extended period of time. We totally live in a world of instant gratification, but some products need time to work their magic.
I started using Crest 3 D White toothpaste and mouthwash and didn't stray from the brand for more than a year. Last May, my mom asked me if I had Zoom whitening done - I had JUST started using the Crest 3 D White. I was interested in getting professional whitening done, but thought i'd keep giving it a try if she already noticed something was different. A year later, I can't even tell you how many people have randomly asked me if I had some kind of treatment done. My best friend from NJ came to visit in February and noticed how fresh and white my teeth were looking. She's faithful to Crest 3D White now, too!
Sure, the mouthwash is a few dollars more than the generics, but the whitening strips are like $40 and I didn't even use those. $7 for the mouthwash and $4 for the toothpaste. I think the secret is committing to a brand and letting it work its magin.
I can't watch an entire episode of Dancing with the Stars. IT JUST DRAGS ON! I ended up flipping the channels last night from Bethaney Ever After (my guilty pleasure is staring at her pronounced cheek bones while she talks) to How I Met Your Mother to Anderson Cooper 360Â and Two and a Half Men. AMEN for the remote GUIDE.Â Remember when you had to flip through the TV GUIDE MAGAZINE to find out what was on and when? Ha!
Â Do you find yourself watching Two and a Half Men a LOT more since Charlie Sheen went insane? I do. Speaking of Charlie Sheen, I applied to be his intern and made it through a couple rounds . . . yesterday I was informed that I was dropped from the running. I think they may have realized my Twitter account is linked to our show. Eh, I tried. I'd rather be a goddess anyway.
Just as most of us were starting to slowly welcome Chris Brown back to the music scene after beating up one of our FAV artists .Â .Â . he FLIPS out and has crazy RAGE this morning at Good Morning America.Â This guy can't control himself.
During his interview, Robin Roberts asked a couple questions about the Rihanna incident and moving forward from itÂ . . . it was SO pissed about, he went back to his dressing room and PUNCHED the window!!! Umm yeah, way to promote your new cd.
I wore flip flops on Saturday. Today, the Uggs are back. I knew it wasn't supposed to be as nice today as it was all weekend, but ICE and SNOW were a total surprise to wake up to. IÂ hope you took advantage of the wonderful weekend weather! I had a really nice weekend that was pretty low key with the exception of Date Night with Boyfriend on Saturday. We saw Battle Los Angeles and then went to the casino. One of my favorite things about going to the movies is getting there with enough time to play in the arcade! :) I got my butt handed to me onÂ the motorcycle race AND shoot out. I demand a rematch.
The movie - Â I didn't expect to CRY during Battle LA, but I wasÂ a sappy mess. It was definitely good and actually had an ending, unlike Skyline, which was a total disappointment. It was my first time in the HD theater at Cinemark and while I couldn't really tell a difference in the picture quality, LEATHER SEATS . . . yes please! Amazzzzing!
2 weeks ago I metioned that Boyfriend and I had just started to make wine and yesterday was Day 14 : Stablizing! It's pretty much a 60 day process and there's step to do on Day 1, 14, and 42. Yesterday, we switched the wine from the fermentation jug to this glass stablizing jar. It was really interesting to add in the different chemicals and there was a lot of vigorous stirring! My next mission . . . name the wine and order labels! :)
Day 14 : Stablizing . . . mmm
I cried a whole heck of a lot of this weekend while movie and tv watching. First it was Battle Los Angeles, then Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel's Life As We Know It, and then a Law and Order SVU(that show always gets me and sucks me in)Â marathon followed by ARMY WIVES. Fellow Army Wives watchers - WTF! How could they make us wait ANOTHER WEEK to find out who died??? They SO teased us making it seem like we'd find out last night. That stressed me out hard core. Ahh, the emotional investment into tv is overwhelming! I was even feeling sad for a family on the show Property Ladder because they couldn't sell the house they were trying to flip. Now that's - pathetic.
TGIF!!! Eee! I dared to FLIP FLOP it today. I figured - Spring is Sunday, it's 60 degrees, I just got a pedicure . . . WHY NOT?! I even put the sunroof back on the Suzuki Kizashi this morning . . . a GLORIOUS ride into work today! :)
Someone just posted on Facebook that they are roadtripping to the Finger Lakes this weekend and I got really thirsty for wine. Anyone reading who has been - did you take a bus trip? I always see them advertised and I'd LOVE to go (i've never been!) but I want a referral. There have been so many freak bus accidents lately, I want to go wtih a reputable bus trip company. . . and one that has the most fun, of course. :) So, have you gone? Who did you go with? What month did you go? Was it expensive? Thanks for any and all info! Maybe i'll see you on a trip this Spring!
Boyfriend and I are finally going to see Battle : LA tomorrow night. Sunday, it's time to move the wine we're making from it's initial fermentation home to the big ass glass bottle it's going to live in for 4 more weeks before bottling! This should be interesting. I'm obsessed with reading the directions OVER and OVER.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to ourÂ oh-so-handsome entertainment reporter,Â Mr. Manly!!!
I made those. There's a special secret filling in the center . . . (white chocolate BLUSS squares that I inserted AFTER they baked - try it!!!) Everyone around the office is moaning and telling me I should go into the cupcake and party planning business ... either they're really enjoying or someone is trying to take my job. Hmm . . .
Last night's American Idol was relatively boring . . . well it was, until my heart basically BROKE for my LEAST FAVORITE contestant, Haley. I haven't liked her since the start, but there is something SO vulnerable and SAD about having lipstick all over your teeth and face on LIVE TV that made me FEEL SO deeply for her. I was hoping she'd go home tonight, but I give her a sympathy vote and hope that Naima goes tonight. She's just NOT a great singer and definitely can't compete with the other 11 in the Top 12.
How many of you have actually told someone when they had lipstick or food in their teeth? Maybe a makeup malfunction? Have you told a stranger or friend? How did they take it? Someone told me once and honestly, I was thankful. I'd MUCH rather know the FIRST TIME someone notices it, than let them let me walk away looking foolish.
I love when people post cute videos of their kids doing funny things on YOUTUBE. Yesterday, one of my best friends posted a video of her 18 month old daughter CLIMBING out of her crib, opening the baby gate, and walking downstairs. It was INSANELY incredible - the strength!!! I guess baby gymnastics was a brilliant idea!
Today, I found this video of a baby I don't know (but wish I did because holy MUSHness!) and i've already watched it 3 times. There's really no sweeter sound than a baby laughing.
This little person is terrified of his mom blowing her nose, but then thinks it's hilarious. YOU HAVE TO WATCH!
Yesterday was the guy version on Valentine's Day. I can't really write what it's call on this blog, but March 14 is the dude holiday and cooking steak is part of it. I have no idea who thought of it, but I play along because, well, I like being spoiled with thoughtful gestures and I love spoiling right back.
So my mission for last night was to cook Boyfriend a steak while he played video games . . . meanwhile trying to catch every morsel of BACHELOR goodness on the finale.
Mistake #1. Don't cook steak unless you know how to cook it without GOOGLING "How to cook steak without a grill." I learned the steak is just better on the grill and doesn't turn brown when you cook it in a frying pan. It just looks, umm, a dull shade of tan-ish pink and totally not appetizing.
Mistake #2 : Steak RUB must be actually RUBBED in. Later on last night Boyfriend asked me what I seasoned the alleged steak with. (It genuinely didn't look like a strip steak) I said, very confidently, "the jar labeled STEAK RUB, silly!" He asked me if I rubbed it in. I laughed. "You mean, MASSAGE the MEAT with this seasoning??? Heck no!" He burst out laughing. We actually laughed until we cried. I confessed that I actually just sprinkled the steak rub seasoning on top of the meat and then pounded it with a fork. Apparently that's not how it works. When I asked overall how it was, he said, "you're learning!" Haha ... yes, I guess I am.
It's a good thing I had back up chicken . . . there was NO way I could screw that up.
SO THE BACHELOR . . . we all knew he was going to pick Emily, but WHO KNEW they would have so much drama between them already on the AFTER THE FINAL ROSE show. She was DODGING all of the serious questions and really avoiding talking much at all. She prefaced everything she said with a hesitant, "I love you" in Brad's direction too. Like she was scared to say anything about their relationship. DOOMED.
MORE BATHROOMS!!! Parade weekend was a success. No one puked. No one fell in the middle of the street. No one lost money. Everyone got home safe. Mission accomplished! I love parade and all, but theÂ bathroom situation sucks.Â No matter where you're hanging that day, there areÂ just SO many people downtown that it's impossible toÂ get to a bathroom! It's like, you have to start waiting in line for the ladiesÂ room before you have to go, because once you get toÂ a stall, you'llÂ probably have waitedÂ so long that you'llÂ need to.Â I used to be the girl thatÂ snuck into the guys room when the girls line was too long . . . I just didn't have to guts to be that girl this parade day.Â Plenty of ladies invaded the the guys room, I waited doing theÂ GOTTA GOÂ dance in theÂ ladies line. I think all of the establishments in Scranton should rethink the bathroom situation for next year and beyond. Everyone would have a much better experience with a few more bathrooms!
It was Boyfriend's first Scranton Parade Day experience and he passed out by 7pm in the back of my friends car. We put in a good 11 hour shift. I'd love to find someone who went out in the morning and stayed out ALL night. THAT person, deserves a metal, for real.
Â I made jello shots for the occassion, of course! :)
My fellow ARMY WIVES watchers . . . HOLY. Who do you think it going to die next week? My god. Last night's episode pissed me off. Claudia Joy is there for EVERYONE and not a single one of them could go to her graduation??? Trevor was SO mean and nasty to Roxy like it was HER fault that TJ stole. AND PAMELA!!! Passing up the job to work it out with Chase and then, i'm pretty sure, he lied to her and is still in the special unit and drove away on a mission at the end of the episode. HE KEEPS DECEIVING her!!! I feel really bad for Roland too. I don't think Joan really considers him when she makes and acts on career-related plans. Part of me thinks something happens to Trevor next week, but I don't even want to imagine anything bad happening to any of the guys. HMPH!!! God that show sucks me in. Really a good reminder how strong real army wives are. :)
The Bachelor FINALE is tonight!!! Who will Brad choose??? I really love Emily because she so sweet, but it took her so long to open up to him and I wonder how REAL she's actually being. Eeek! I don't know when I became so emotionally invested in TELEVISION, but it's nice to watch other people have drama and not have to actually live it! :) Have a great day friends! :)
A friend posted this video on her facebook and I watched in AWE. I'm all about conspiracy theories, but WOW.
At the end of the video she stresses that everyone should have a ready to go supply of survival stuff. SO weird . . . just last weekend, Boyfriend's parents were telling us we should start hoarding water and stuff. This is all getting a little too close for comfort. Can't we go back to stalking Charlie Sheen's insanity, Justin Beiber's hair, and Lindsay Lohan's screw ups?
For the past week i've been searching all over at movie rental places for Love and Other Drugs. Netflix didn't have it yet. Redbox and Blockbuster kiosks didn't have it yet. Blockbuster store was all out. FINALLY I got it. I watched Love and Other Drugs last night and it was SO not what I was expecting. Boyfriend said Maxim gave the movie great reviews and I heard lots of great things about it too. Let me just tell you now, it was a DOWNER! Super sad! Anne Hathaway went topless a few times and there were a lot of steamy sexy scenes, but the movie overall was not the romantic comedy I was expecting. Sad, sad, sad!
Switching gears a little towards PARADE WEEKEND FUN . . . I found a green tu tu!!! Claires had black/green ones!!! So this weekend, at the parades, look out for me and come say hi. I'll be the 25 year old in a tu tu. Any excuse to play dress up, right?
I've been waking up WAY too early lately and find myself with extra time in the morning before work. I went to the gym, came back home to shower and change, and it was still only 9am. I looked at my nails and realized it's been far too long since i've had a manicure and my do-it-yourself ones just aren't cutting it. So I went to the nail salon up the road. When I sat down I instantly remembered why i've been doing them myself. It KILLS me how everyone working there speaks in another language RIGHT in front of you. The worst is when ONE minute they are talking to you in almost-english and the next, they were talking to another employee in a different language. I can't help but feel like they are talking about me. It reminded me of this HILARIOUS skit . . . ooooh art imitating life . . .
Hey friends! :) Hope you're all finding your way through the snow. Our boss actually had to PICK UP 3 employees today because they all got stuck in the snow! I feel totally spoiled . . . the Kizashi i'm driving from Ken Pollock Suzuki cuts through snow like WHOA. It's freaking awesome.
I had a low key weekend with lots of Netflix watching(saw District 9 finally and . . . umm . . . it was oddly good), laundry, and the latest issue of COSMO. Oh my gosh, and the SEASON PREMIERE last night of ARMY WIVES! The premiere was just OK for me. I LOVE the show and I thought it was weird that they just replaced TJ, Roxy's son, with some random new kid. The weird tension between Denise and Jeremy's fiancee was also strange . . . and will Pamela do a spin off???? Ohhh the season has so much in store!!! Yesterday, Boyfriend and I started a 2 month long science project - WINE MAKING! His parents awesomely got us this huge wine making kit and we kicked it off yesterday. We're scheduled to bottle on day 42 - but yesterday we began the process, stirred like crazy, added the oak and yeast, and capped it off. We check back in 5-7 days. Here we checked the gravity . . .
Today on the show we're looking for the most intelligent person listening who watches Jersey Shore. If you or someone you know is a rocket scientist or something close to it and a huge fan of the show - call us!
American Idol is making me super emotional this season. Chris Medina's story touched America and I was personally upset when he didn't make it to the top 24. He's the one who proposed to the love of his life, (the girl in the video) Julia, and then when she got into a tradgic accident and ended up in a wheel chair suffering from brain damage, remained devoted to her. He got to record this single anyway and HOLY. The lyrics are so touching and the fact that he is really living true to his promise to spend forever with her is really just heartwarming. He wanted to spend forever with her before and continues to be there for her after this terrible accident. Ahhhhh ... so moving.
What are words if you really don't mean them when you say them . . .
1. Starbucks @ Montage makes the BEST non-fat caramel macchiato i've ever had. 2 days in a row! (Usually, they lose me on consistantcy - way to go Montage - rocking my world.
2. Yesterday we were talking about how i'm a veinless tough stick and getting blood taken is a traumatic experience for me everytime. Multiple people are usually involved, heating pads come on, and I end up in tears because they end up going through my hand. I had an appointment I was anxiously dreading scheduled this morning and I have to tell you . . . Amy at Geisinger rocked my world. She got me on the FIRST TRY and it was over in a flash. NO BRUISE either! If you're like me and you become their SPECIMEN because you have no veins, email me and i'll tell you where you can switch to and go to her. Such a relief.
3. While I was at the doctor this morning, a bunch of the nurses were complimenting my shoes. I have to say, these babies were the best $16 i've ever spent and I got them at TARGET! I even got an unsolicitedÂ "cool shoes"Â comment from my usually-not-so-observant-when-it-comes-to-fashion-Boyfriend. I literally just got them at the WB Target last week and they had them in a few colors. They have a TON of new flatsÂ actually and even though they were IN last Spring, flats are here to stay! :) These are a really pale PINK-ISH color, although I feel like they are more FLESH colored than pink.
Ooooh and if you're making plans for tomorrow night ... Â Come hang with me at the Scranton Hardware Bar ... $500 EARN the most Mardi Gras Beads contest - $1 drinks 10-midnight, Johnny Unit on stage :)
Our computers here at the station were lagging a bit yesterday and when I went to pay a bill online, everything froze. I was never able to get into my bank website. Because of that, I wasn't totally surprised when I got an email from what appeared to be my bank, saying that my online banking account was compromised after a few attempted logins. I opened the email and it directed me to a link where I was asked to answer a bunch of security questions - INCLUDING MY SOCIAL SECURITY number. Thinking it might be a SPAM hacker email, I scrolled down to the bottom of the email to see if it looked like a legit bank signature and information. It was ALL everything my bank has at the bottom of their site. I didn't fill out the form and showed Boyfriend, who always seems to know just enough about a lot. He studied computer science in college and found that the HACKER email copied myÂ banks html - character for character to appear the real deal. Crisis avoided. This time. Thank GOD.
I'm almost positive that your actual bank won't ever ask for your social security number. That's why you have security questions in place. Just a heads up and a little reminder to be careful . . . this email was a total replica of one my actual bank would send - the type was the same FONT, fontÂ size, color, boldness, and LOGO.
Last night I stopped at the store to pick up FEEL BETTER supplies for the boyfriend who is SO sick! Apparently Walking Pneumonia is going around, butÂ I think he just has a sinus infection. Anyway, you have to practically sign your lifeÂ away when you buy cold and sinus medicine. I guess people found a way to make METH out of the meds and you have to show ID and sign and pay for the meds right at the counter before you can continue shopping. I went to walk away with the medicine after the pharmacy tech handed it to me and she just about had a cow that I didn't know I needed to give her my ID and stand there for 10 minutes.Â Holy. While I was at the store, I found something that made my night. INDIVIDUAL STEAM BAGS OF EDAMAME!!! I've never seen these before! The big bags are too big, unless you have 3 friends around to share with you . . . but these little snack bags are PERFECT and they can be microwaved! Mmmmm ... life is good! :) Little did I know, they make DORA and SPONGEBOB mini edamame bags and sell them at Wegmans. Facebook friends had to burst my bubble.
Most of us are guilty of it. We're driving home, we hear a text come in, we read it, we reply. After watching this video, I know I'M going to think twice before I read and reply to texts while driving.
Hey friends! :) This video is making it's way around the web, but I had to share. There aren't many sounds sweeter than laughter . . . especially from a baby! She's actually laughing at her dad ripping up a job rejection letter . . . but SO freaking cute.
I can't wait to go visit my friend Dana's little girl. Picture messages just aren't cutting it anymore. They grow up so fast and she's already putting her hair in PONY TAILS!
Hey friends! Hope you had a great weekend . . .Â I went to NJ with Boyfriend to visit his parents this weekend :) While we were there, I learned a whole heck of a lot about blimps. Yeah, who knew they were actually used as TRANSPORTATION and not just advertising over beaches during the summer? I had NO idea. We passed where The Hindenburg blew up and now i'm obsessively watching videos of it. THEY WERE ALMOST THERE. SO close to the ground after that LONG trip VIA blimp and it went up in flames in the matter of seconds.
We played poker and somehow, even though they just taught me how to play the last time we were there, I carried my own and won a bunch of hands. I'm going to just call it beginner's luck because the reality of it is, straights are the easiest thing for me to recognize and that's what I had pretty much every hand I won. Totally makes me want to plan a poker night though . . . I need to find plastic corny visors and really play the part of a pro poker player,Â gotta keep with the theme.Â :)
I'm dealing with a really sore throatÂ today that's making my left ear hurt pretty bad. About time for my tonsils to come out. Ughhhhhh! I made the appointment this morning. I hear I get to live on popsicle for a week - that's a perk.
Lady Gaga just released the video/mini movie for Born This Way. . . check it out!
Speaking of Lady Gaga . . . I'm hoping this doesn't start a new DYE-YOUR-BANGS-ONLY trend. Eww. Is ANYONE on board with that?
1. LOVING the rain today! The Suzuki Kizashi i'm been driving from Ken Pollock Suzuki on RT 315 was covered in snow remants. She's SHINY, RED, and FIERCE again!
2. TARGET has REALLY cute Spring dresses right now. All different prints and generally $19.99 . . . also really cute ballet flats in the shoe department around $12.
3. TWO and a HALF MEN was cancelled!!! If you didn't hate Charlie Sheen already for being the new Tiger Woods, Jesse James, crazy man whore he just revealed himself to be . . . now he's the reason one of the BEST comedies on tv has been cancelled. He continues to mouth off about drugs, sex, and being wild. Someone put a muzzle on him! Although, he might like that.
. . . and the newly release trailer for The Hangover 2 . . . I love how they always end up injured, beaten, and still laughing about it.
Have a great weekend! :) If you check out the cute dresses at TARGET or happen to find awesome things/deals around town, send me a message! I'll pass it on!
I'm listening to a ton of country in the office today . . . I absolutely LOVE this song from Lady Antebellum called Can't Take My Eyes Off You!
I just saw this article on MarieClaire.com and thought it was totally random because Jeff and I were literally JUST talking about how much you should know/ask about an EX. I feel like I've learned my lesson from past relationships and i'd just rather not know about the girls from the past. I'm sure they were pretty, smart, and charming in their own ways. They probably had cute apartments, were really friendly, had interesting life goals, and were fun to be around. These are safe assumptions because I think really highly of my boyfriend and assume he dated cool girls. The thing is . . . knowing their names, where they live, what kinds of things they had in common, and what kind of relationship they had isn't going to have any effect on here and now ... so why ask?
Since we first went out and started getting to know eachother back in the summer, Boyfriend and I agreed . . . don't ask, don't tell. Unless an ex hurt him miserably and it effected him in ways I should know about, I just figure, let's just move forward.
Unless you meet when you're 12, there have been girls before you. Should you know all about them? I choose not to. Most of my friends want every detail about their guys ex. I think that's just fuel for crazy thinking . . . they became an ex for a reason, right?
So tell me, how much do you want to know about your significant other's past relationships?
February 23, 2011 12:00 PM by Rich Santos Do most people want full transparency with their significant other regarding exes? Transparency is soothing, but it also sets a bar. But knowing too much about your partner's ex can create a range of things to think about that cause anxiety.Here are common things about significant other's exes that people compare themselves with:Looks
Luckily, ex-boyfriends don't get much picture space in a girl's apartment so I can't see how they all looked. What I don't want to hear is how "hot" he was. I automatically assume that I'm not as good looking as an ex anyway because of my extremely healthy and functional self-esteem (that was sarcasm in case you didn't know).Age
Is he older and wiser than me? Could he take care of her better? Or was he a young, virile bull with the energy to start a revolution? Both of those personas dominate me.Sexual Prowess I would be devastated if there was written, undeniable proof that my girlfriend's ex was better in bed. And this would affect my prowess (as if it needs any more affecting). I'd be wondering: "How much better was he at this than I am?"Professional Resume
This starts with where he went to college. Most colleges are better than my University of Delaware (and the activities I did there were going to Chic-fil-A in the student center, drinking, and skipping class).Then the next step on the resume is the secondary degree. I've dated girls who have dated lawyers, and I find that incredibly intimidating because I simply have a BA in history (I think).And of course, the final step on the resume is the phenomenal job that the ex-boyfriend might have: he makes tons of money, has awesome connections, or is something cool like a doctor.I can't compete with that.Money
This is directly related to the resume most of the time, but there are instances of personal wealth. Sometimes people are born in to money. If my girlfriend's ex's parents are loaded or if he was a trust fund baby, I'm not only intimidated but I'm incredibly jealous. I want to be a trust fund baby.Apartment/House A girl I dated mentioned that her ex lived on a great corner in the West Village in NYC. For those of you who don't know, that's more glamorous than my little spot in Brooklyn. And I bet his entire apartment looked like a CB2 catalog (I wish I could do that). I bet his bed was so comfortable and always spotless.Popularity with Their Friends
This is usually one of the few I can win. Most of the time a girl's friends hate their ex because he did something bad or alienated them. A new boyfriend does his best to include her friends and get to know them. And this new boyfriend is usually liked by the friends...until he does something stupid or mean which is usually inevitable.Do you find yourself comparing yourself to ex-girlfriends? What sorts of things do you compare, and what do you think of my list? Is it healthy competition to compare, or does it cause unnecessary anxiety? How much info do you want to know about an ex of your significant other.
My friend Tanya waited in line at Ulta before the store was open on the day Katy Perry's OPI nail polish line came out. She gave me 2 polishes for my birthday. This "shatter" black top coat and a pink glitter base coat. The idea is - the black shatters on top of the pink and looks all edgy. I tried it out for the first time last night and i'm having mixed feelings about it. Thoughts? Love it or hate it? This is what it's supposed to look like . . .
I never claimed to be a hand model, expert self manicurist, or un-casper-like . . . but here's my attempt . . .
This song just came on and I got so lost in it! Totally forgot how much I love Howie Day!
I've always been the kind of person who clings to certain quotes and repeats them like a broken record. I find comfort in wise words . . . might be why I love song lyrics so much. Sometimes our state of mind doesn't allow us to find the right words to express how we feel and it's just SO convienent that someone else has already said what we're thinking/feeling in an eloquent way. When i'm at a loss for words, I paint. If I can't paint, I spend hours reading quotes.
This morning I googled "happy thoughts." I woke up in a super happy/motivated mood and wondered what would come up in that search. Let me just tell you, there is a never ending supply of happy thoughts, inspirational quotes, and wise people just waiting to be heard.
The little box on the side of my FACEBOOK page FOR YEARS has said, "If you want to be happy, be." For a while I lived by those words. . . then I became a person who overanalyzes life hardcore. Back to the basics now. If you want to be happy, be.
The best vitamin to be a happy person, B1. I LOVE that!
. . . I think i'll paint tonight before Boyfriend's hockey game. I love going to watch him play, but I'm still not one of those girlfriends on the bleachers who screams. I feel like they can't hear me anyway, right?
Listening to John Mayer today. He's my go-to chill music and even though he's seemingly scummy in real life and now looks like a creepy version of Johnny Depp, I still enjoy him, a lot.
I know he's in love with himself, but there's something really charming about his arrogance. It's overly confident, but not perfect. He's cocky, but self depricating. This is so cheesey, it's hilarious.
Last night around midnight, my blackberry started making all kinds of noses. It really only makes noses when I get a text, an email on my work account, and when people tag pictures of me on facebook. (I learned the hard way - you never want to wait until morning to log into facebook to find 10 pictures of you from freshman year of college, looking ridiculous, and they've been hideously available for all of your friends to see for a sweet 8 hours.) So, I made facebook have a notification sound too.Â I squinted to see what all of the action was on my blackberry only to find 2 of my best friends from high school felt the need to upload pictures from Junior and Senior year . . . including some spray-tan-gone-wrong prom pictures i've been trying to FORGET about. They insist I didn't look this orange in person that night . . . but the camera doesn't lie, right?
The hair is unfortunate too. I'm pretty sure the salon sat me with a girl who was supposed to be washing hair, not doing prom up-do's. That's my date/high school boyfriend, Tim. We met at a church youth group retreat thing . . . so random. We still keep in touch ... which now looking back at my orange-self, i'm glad he didn't disown me after that spray tan catastrophe.
I stumbled upon this video today and it's a great little video if you're feeling uninspired. I'm also a super corny quotey person . . . check out The 8 Irresistible Principles of Fun . . . click here :) http://www.eightprinciples.com/
Hey friends! Last week was pretty hectic, but awesome. I took Friday off to run around and prepare for the weekend's birthday festivities. I actually planned a birthday scavenger hunt for Boyfriend at his house that was all ready when he came home on Friday night. I decorated the house for a little FIESTA for that night, but he was welcomed home to a case of his favorite Victory beer and his first clue.
The clues were scattered all over his house and lead him to presentsÂ hidden throughout! The last couple gifts were a super fancy gaming computer mouse he was drooling over at Best Buy a few months ago and a double bass drum pedal thing . . . (can you tell I know a TON about computer video games and drums?) The last surprise on the hunt was a cheesecake from Pocono Cheesecake Factory! Rasberry swirl - he loved it! By the way, if you've never been there, just do it. He was drooling all over the cheesecake like a pregnant woman drools all over dorito and peanut butter sandwiches.Â
This morning I pulled the ultimate BLONDE move and locked my purse with my keys INSIDE the house. You know, it's not so terrible being a damsel in distress when a sweet prince charming comes to your rescue. I felt really bad, but I had no option . . . after a failed attempt at climbing the ladder and getting to a LOCKED window, I had to call for help. Boyfriend came to the rescue and didn't even seem pissed at all. I don't know what I did to deserve such a saint as a boyfriend. I had a good half hour to sit outside in the snow and embrace the silence while waiting for him and watched this bird for a long while. So pretty.
ATTENTION fellow LIFETIME LOVING OBSESSED LADIES and their unfortunate boyfriends/husbands who have been sucked into it . . . TONIGHT on LIFETIME is the premiere ofÂ Amanda Knox:Â Murder on Trial in Italy" . . . 9:00 to 11:00 P.M.Â Hayden Panettiere stars as college student Amanda Knox, who was accused of murdering her roommate.Â It's based on a true story.Â Just saying. You know where i'll be at 9. Thank god The Bachelor is only a 1 hour episode tonight.
I think i'm gonna start my scrapbooking tonight. Anyone into scrapbooking? AnyÂ tips? I've been saving little things like special flowers, notes, pictures, ribbons ... i'd love to see pics of some of yours if you're into it!
XO Drive safe today! Summer will be here before we know it and we'll be complaining that it's sweltering. Embrace the seasons! XO
Have you ever rented a car and found yourself loving driving it so much that you take the long way everywhere you go? THAT'S how I feel in the Kizashi i've been driving from Ken Polluck Suzuki. I'm obsessed with it. I've been driving it for a week and i'm still not over the fact that I never need to use the key! It's incredible and this may sound a little dramatic, but it's LIFE CHANGING! Never having to search your purse for your keys or put them away everytime you walk into a store. Amazing!!! I think i'm going to give her a bath tomorrow. The snow remnants look yucky on her.
Because of the awesome people in my world, I rang in my 25th year with ease! The batteries Jeff teased me with the other day ended up going to the new TV he gave me for my birthday! :) I've been shopping around for a new tv for my living room and he totally surprised me. So freaking generous/thoughtful. What a sweet little work spouse!
Last night, Boyfriend came over and was so freaking sweet. On Valentine's Day he made me this huge heart filled with inside jokes and memories. At the bottom of it, there was a glittery keyhole that said 2-16. He said he had a vision and i'd get the rest on my birthday. Well, the vision was complete last night! He gave me a little blue Tiffany box that had a key necklace inside! He wrote me the sweetest note to go with it. I cried, of course. The freaking thoughtfulness and sweetness overwhelm me. <3
I'm pretty pumped for this weekend. A few of my friends are coming to town to celebrate and I haven't seen my BEST friend from college since LAST February. So yeah, we're long overdue and soooo excited! :)
Umm - this song JUST came out and there's already TINY people doing covers!!! Check it out!
Facebook is sort of overwhelming on your birthday. Everyone from your cousin across the country to a girl you sat next to in Chemistry in high school wish you a Happy Birthday! It's lovely and awesome to hear from all of these people and definitely makes you feel super loved . . . but it's a bit overwhelming!
Last night, my friend Tanya took me out for my birthday and we went to see Justin Beiber's movie. We both went into it thinking, "let's just see it to see it." We weren't really EXCITED about it, but I figured it'd be a good movie to see so I could have an opinion on the air too. Before the movie, my impression of Justin Beiber was that he was TOTALLY overexposed and just some kid who can kind of sing and is cute. I left the movie his NEW BIGGEST FAN. HE is such a SWEETIE and comes from such a nice little family! OH MY GOSH the team that works with him surrounds him with SO MUCH love and he's RIDICULOUSLY talented! He bangs it out on the drums as a small kid in the video like CRAZY. His mom, a SWEET PEA. His manager, also, a SWEET person (who also looks super familiar - still trying to figure out why) . . . and he's probably the most overworked 16 year old alive. He pulls it off with style and i'm not gonna lie, I was SQUEALING throughout the movie. He won me over. I guess 12 year olds aren't allowed out on weeknights because Tanya and I were the only ones in the theater. Just me and her. It was PERFECT that way because I was shouting and singing along with him - SUCH a great movie. Even if you're not a fan of his, it was a compelling, WELL DONE movie that made me his newest fan. I may even run out and get his remix cd today.
I know this next statement might be a little ridiculous to many of you, but saying i'm "25" is a little weird. I always thought 25 would be some big deal, a quarter of a century, but it's just a weird number that makes me realize, time flies. It's going to keep flying. So, we might as well live it up while we can, with the people we love, doing the things we want to do.
If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Life is too short to be anything but happy.
Jeff & I found this website that basically lets you log your wishes for your funeral. It's called MyLastSong.com ... You can pick the songs you want played at your funeral so that your loved ones can just log on and carry out your wishes. What would you want played at your funeral? Not to be all morbid. :)
I'm thinking these . . .
AND I love GREEN DAY and they were the first cd I ever bought ... plus, this song is such a sweet life reflection if you look at it that way. Some people think of the song as a suicide song, not so much.
A listener also suggested this pretty cool website . . . imagine turning your loved one into a DIAMOND??!!! http://www.lifegem.com/
I know roses are the typical romantic flower, but I just don't love them and in my post from yesterday I expressed how the smell of them reminds me of a funeral. Check out how these tulips are opening! Tulips represent perfect love :) See, equally romantic. Whenever anyone walks by my desk they comment about how strange it is to see something other than roses on a girls desk at Valentine's Day and I feel like I need defend my flower preferences. The iris represents wisdom, hope, and faith too.Â I LOVE them the secondÂ and third day opening up all pretty! <3 Â
Hey friends! Hope you had a lovely Valentine's Day with people would make you smile! :) This morning I received my first 2 birthday cards and both of them made me cry. One was from my mom and the other was from my best friend from college, Kate. My mom's cards ALWAYS make me cry . . . they always say something special about her being the constant in my life and being there from the beginning. This one talked about how the future she always imagined for me is the reality we're actualyl living. It's so crazy when the future you anticipate is suddenly the now. Thanks for the love Mom! :) Kate's coming to NEPA this weekend with her boyfriend to celebrate my big "2-5" ahhhh! That's such a weird thing to say. I'm going to be 25 tomorrow. We're definitely going to have a heck of a weekend with a little party on Friday and a Pub Golf crawl on Saturday! Boyfriend's birthday is this weekend too, so it's a FIESTA for a few days! ;) I think i'm more excited for his birthday than mine. I can't wait to give him his gift! Eee! I can't write anything more here incase he by some chance reads this - but i'll be able to tell you about it on Monday! Ahhh I love birthdays!
Listening to some new music in the office today! I'm digging the new Finger Eleven ... check out - What Doesn't Kill Me -
J Lo and Pitbull have a new song too! I knew once she did American Idol she'd start to come out with some new music. The lyrics in the beginning are kind of stupid, but I really love her part. People say she can't sing, but i've always loved her music. It's fun, dance music. Check it out - leave comments! Love to hear what you think of the new music! :)
Happy Valentine's Day! <3 Attached or unattached, I hope your day is graced with some fun treats, something heart shaped and edible, and some kind of sappy movie tonight. Ooooh better yet, The Bachelor is on tonight!
Boyfriend and I spent the weekend together, kind of winging it, and it was perfect. We went out to dinner at a hibachi on Saturday and then went home to drink champagne and hang out. Sunday we attempted to go snowboarding and even though I had a mini-meltdown/panic attack while sliding really fast down a hill too advanced for my skills, the sweetness the boyfriend is, RAN BACKWARDS down the hill while holding HIS snowboard to catch my balance and save me. Holy.
Something Valentine's Day proved to me about our relationship is that he really listens when I talk. The stereotype of the woman talking and all the guy hears is "yada yada yada" is so not the case with him. For starters, he made me the most THOUGHTFUL, sweet, super secret project Valentine and used glitter glue. Ladies, that's major points right there, right? Then he wrote ALL over this giant pink heart all of our inside jokes. Easiest way to make me cry - be sentimental. THEN, I got to work this morning to find a flower delivery from him. I opened them and found tulips! I would neverÂ be ungrateful for roses, but I happened to mention that they aren't my favorite flower and the smell kind of reminds me of funerals.Â So, he sent tulips and sweet note. LOVE today! :)Â I'm patiently awaiting these babies to open now . . .
For lunch today, I had 2 heart shaped pizzas delivered to Boyfriend's work. After I placed the order (and did some sweet convincing of a place to deliver that doesn't deliver) I thought ... oh my gosh ... what if that's embarrassing? I sent 2 so he could share, but is that humiliating? Eh, if it was anything other than pizza I would have called and cancelled it, but thankfully, he LOVED it! :) Would most guys be embarrassed by that kind of delivery or love it?
Hey Friends!!! Welcome to Friday! Last night was our Lingerie Limo and it was SO awesome hanging out with all of the winners. We had a great time getting driven around in a Nasser Limo, getting services at Rejuenessence's new location in Clark Summit, and then shopping at MirageÂ Lingerie. If you've never been to Mirage before, definitely check it out - I didn't expect it to be so, umm, not awkward. They had nice classy outfits for ladies looking to get something sexy and a special room with fun bachelorette stuff/toys too. The ladies who work there were super helpful and nice and helped our winners pick out the perfect lingerie for themselves!
I have to share this product I just got ... do you have hair that gets really flat when you straighten it, but you don't like to tease the back because it gets knotted? I do, I hate it. TRY THIS! It's called DUST IT and it gives your hair lift and actually works - no knots!
Have a great weekend! Boyfriend and I are having Valentine's Day together this weekend because weeknights are tough. I'm thinking a Donkey Kong marathon and some Lifetime movies balance eachother out, right? I can't wait for him to see what I got him! Guys, need some last minute gift ideas - feel free to email me. Amanda@985krz.com ... we'll try and keep your love and our lady listeners happy! :)
I know a lot of guys have a hard time figuring out what to write inside a greeting card . . . and the guys at MensHealth.com decided to help you out. I present . . . the SENTIMENT GENERATOR. Yeah, you pick the recipient and the occasion and it generates what you should write inside your card. Boyfriend, you've been warned, i've already read all of the possible sentiments and will totally notice if a familiar line pops up in my Valentine's Day card, just saying. :)
The one thing that sucks about baking or using the kitchen at all is the clean up. Other than that, I LOVE baking and especially love decorating whatever I baked!Â Voila! Last night's Valentine's Day cupcakes! Everyone on a diet here at work hates me, but i'm just spreading the love! :)
Boyfriend has been doing something top secret and last night sent me a text that said, "I wish I had your artistic talent." Then he sent this picture.
Umm, the fact that he went out and bought glitter glue and cardstock with some sort of vision in mind for a Valentine's Day craft is seriously amazing to me. Either i've become aÂ total sap or that really is sweet. I can't wait to see the final product!
I'm still sort of amazed and over excited about this, but the words KEYLESS ENTRY are really rocking my world! Last night, I painted my nails red for Valentine's Day and this morning I picked up this baby . . . who is so also a LOVELY shade of red! I'm driving a Suzuki Kizashi from Ken Pollock Suzuki and it's so freaking nice. Considering the dealership is right next door and I just picked her up this morning, I haven't had a chance to drive anywhere yet, but I can't wait to! The guys at Ken Pollock are really cool too . . .Â Â if you want to check the Kizashi out in person, stop in and tell them you saw the one i'm driving! :)
If you're still on board with your resolutions and dieting . . . let me just share my new favorite snack! Has anyone else seen SPECIAL K Cracker Chips at the store??! They're really new and i've only seen them at a few stores, but holy amazingness! Only 110 calories in 30 of them too. :)
Jennifer Aniston and Chelsea Handler silently confirmed something i've been fearing for a few months now . . . GOLD IS BACK. I don't think I can get on board. Silver has been the "it" metal for as long as i've been wearing jewelry and gold has been slowly making a comeback. I think it has officially come back. On a side note, how freaking GORGEOUS is Jennifer Aniston!?
I've been car-less since Thursday. I've done my best to remain calm and cool about it, but I have to admit. My car is a symbol of my independence and without it, I feel HELPLESS! Long story short, my seat broke on the drivers side (no, nothing scandalous was going on for those you who were just about ready to email me asking) and I needed an entire new seat. The handle and rail thing that makes the seat adjust and then click into place was donezo. Jeff's awesome mechanic friend also fixes my car and was on the hunt for a new seat as of Thursday. After 4 different ones wouldn't fit properly, he finally got one yesterday that's a match! HOPEFULLY i'll be reunited with the Jetta later on today. :) I'm seriously losing it not being able to drive!
Friday night was Girls Night and we went for martinis and to see The Roommate. SO DISAPPOINTING! I had high hopes for the new Minka Kelly/Leighton Meester flick because I enjoy both of them and the previews were awesome, but it just didn't deliver. That also reminds me, if you're over the age of 17, you might want to avoid the movies on Friday nights. 15 year olds like to scream BACK at the screen, text on their phone, and chit chat during the entire movie and for whatever reason, they ALL go in packs of 30 to the movies. Log that mental note.
Sunday, Boyfriend and I channeled our inner 12 year old and played Donkey Kong Country for wii! Ahhh I used to love that game. What's really hilarious/humiliating is that as we're playing and he's kicking some serious butt finding bananas, puzzle pieces, and jumping on crabs of some sort that were attacking us, I exclaimed "WOW, You are SO good at this! IMPRESSIVE really!" I was VALIDATING his calm, cool, collected gaming skills. Then I remembered reading a survey last week that said 37% of women say they think it's hot when a guy is really good at video games. Suddenly, I AM PART OF THAT STATISTIC. Love for the gamers, holy.
We "watched" the Superbowl too, but like most of you who are probably reading this, we were really watching for the over-hyped commercials. Eminem must have either been really available or lowered his endorsement fees because I can't be the only one who was shocked to see him in not 1, but 2 different ads during the game!
I really liked this one for Chrysler though. It made me feel pride for Detriot, even though i've only been once and I never left the airport!
. . . and this is the one most people were live-facebooking about last night . . . SO cute . . . this kid, you can tell he's adorable and we never even got to see him!
I finally found the EXTRA mint chocolate chip gum this morning and it is mmm mmm good!
Facebook is incredible. Yes, i'm about to praise social networking once again for the magic it is. It's amazing how MUCH information is spread through facebook and how little I would know about my friends and family without it. In the past 10 minutes I found out that my cousin is having a baby . . . and that the pregnancy is far enough along to know that they are having a girl . . . I also found out my friend who was in a very serious relationship is single as of 7 minutes ago, and my other cousin starts a new job on Monday. How long would we have waited to find out things like that if we were just communicating by phone and in person? I wouldn't be the first person they would all call, but i'm definitely one that cares to know and is in the loop. It's just incredible how much and how fast information can spread now. Wow, you'd think I didn't grow up in a growing digital age and that i'm just discovering facebook . . . but sometimes you just have to step back and see the big picture. HOLY. We're getting FAR too ahead of ourselves technology-wise.
Tonight is GIRLS NIGHT! :) Martinis, chick chat, and the movies to see The Roommate! Can't wait!
Trying to channel some tropical vibes and warmth in the office today ... rocking our to some Jack Johnson with a little Dashboard Confessional mixed in. Loving it :)
Have you ever heard of Fat Head? It's basically a company/website that sells LIFE-SIZE poster type things of athletes, celebs, artwork, and even YOU. Yeah, you can customize them and hang them. My point? Umm, today we have to take pictures to create Fat Heads for the station.
Three words. Oh . . . my . . . gosh . . .
Ladies, who's with me on this. Professional hair and makeup should be in play if we are creating a life-size picture of ourself, yes? Ahhhh. I basically spent 25 minutes on my eye shadow this morning which only left me 10 minutes to straighten my hair. Guys have it SO easy. Jeff strolled in with a t-shirt, jeans, and messy hair.
Here I am, SLOWLY making my way through the ICY parking lots in HEELS praying to god I don't wipe out in front of the listeners coming to pick up their prizes.
I'll consider today a success if I don't pose in a ridiculous way making my hands look stupid or arm look huge. Oh to be a lady.
These things are super cool though . . . if I had a kid, I'd probably make one of them playing sports and hang it in their room. FAT HEAD WILL be a Hot Deal of the Week coming up, so start thinking about what YOU might want to make life-size!
Boyfriend came over for some American Idol last night and I forced him to try my tuna/celery/onion on a wheat pita sandwich. He HATES fish, but tried it anyway. What a brave soul. He dramatically swallowed it and drank a liter of Mountain Dew to mask the taste that was left on his tongue. I said "What did you hate about it?": He said, "Everything. The texture, the taste, the tuna, the onion. I'll just have a celery sandwich." Dominos it was. I don't know why I insist on WHOEVER is around trying whatever i'm drinking/eating. It's like i'm trying to force my preferences on them. I apologize in advance if I ever do this to you . . . admitting there's a problem is the first step, right?
I regretfully understand that some of you consider Valentine's Day a Hallmark Holiday . . . but I refuse to rebel against it. I love the hearts, the red, and the love. I purchased my Valentine's Day cupcake baking/decorating supplies the second they hit shelves the first week of January. I've been putting heart stickers on our show sheets here at work every day and yes, I plan on giving Boyfriend a gift. Giving and receiving thoughtful gifts is just ... ahh ... the best! I found this wonderful index of Valentine's Day gifts that give back to different charity groups and HAD to share. Whenever possible, I try to give gifts that send a portion of the proceeds to a charity. Most of them are pretty inexpensive too. Some cool Valentine's Day gifts that keep giving :)
I'll spare you the details, but I was out yesterday feeling sickly. If you're gonna get sick, you might as well get a tapeworm while you're at it. Atleast lose 15lbs in the process, right? I didn't move from my couch at all after I almost took a nauseous spill in the shower. I ended up watching a Real Housewives of NYC marathon - it's incredible how fast time just flies by when you're glued to these ridiculous women, their unrealistic expectations, and material world. Real Housewives = Guilty pleasure.
Who else saw Julian and Brooke's wedding on One Tree Hill last night? MY GOD. I don't know WHEN I became such a sappy hopeless romantic, but their vows made me super emotional. LOVED it. Best episode yet! Ahh and little Jamie being the best man? SO mush! Brooke looked gorgeous and it was super romantic, but it got me thinking about these actors . . . wouldn't it kind of ruin the excitement of your ACTUAL wedding being an actor and having to ACT in a wedding before you actually get married? I know, I overthink EVERYTHING, but I just feel like that would ruin the FIRST TIME-kind of feeling people must feel when they get married.
It's Justin Timberlake's 30th birthday today. . . suddenly, memories of being 12 and completely obsessed with becomming Mrs. Timberlake have come over me.
Posters of my beloved Justin were hung all over my purple bedroom for YEARS right next to my Jonathon Taylor Thomas shrine, softball trophies, and growth chart.Â I would listen to NSYNC cd's over and over and over again . . . even rotating in their Christmas cd, even during the summer months. Man, I loved him.Â
Tiger Beat, Teen Bop . . . I wasn't loyal to a teen magazine, just loyal to him. If Justin was in it, my babysitting money was buying it. This picture is way too familiar. I definitely slept with this next to my bed.
Boyfriend and I spent the weekend like an old married couple, but it was really refreshing and we both needed some serious down time. I'm talking - we made dinner together, drank wine, watched Harry Potter, and fell alseep before 10pm on Saturday. Sunday, we got coffee and walked around Borders and the kitchen store in Tannersville. I bought DSLR Cameras and Photography for Dummies and he got some kind of buisness book. 1 year ago, if you told meÂ i'd be so happy spending a weekend that way, I probably wouldn't have believed you. :) That brings me to change . . . and a book about it . . .
I'm ALL about being independent and women being able to do things for themsevles . . . but yesterday I discovered a deep thankfulness for having a self proclaimed "Renaissance Man" kind of boyfriend.
I have my own tool box with electric screwdriver, (thanks to my mom) but I don't always know how to use the tools inside.Â Nor do I EVER bring those tools into my car.
Somehow, Boyfriend managed to not only suggest the perfect book for my mood yesterday (Who Moved My Cheese ... it sounds stupid, but ANYONE can take something from it, especially if you don't adapt to change well), but he completely surprised me when he told me he could dismantle the dashboard of my car and replace my car stereo. (Mine got stolen over Christmas) He told me I might want to stay inside and not watch him take apart my car because i'm prone to FREAK OUT when it comes to my car not being in one piece, but I chose to watch ... and I did soÂ in amazement. I'm sure tons of guys can replace car stereos . . . butÂ I think I was so much more moved by him offering to do it, being so completely patient while the pieces weren't cooperating (VW's are a pain in the butt) and the way he was so composed and didn't complain about how long it was taking or how cold it was getting.
Who Moved My Cheese by the way - great little story. It's simple enough to read to your kids and the message can connect with all ages. How well we adapt to change and recognizing when and how change happens around us, to us, for us, against us . . . it's all how we choose to live.
I thought about that for a while this morning. I value the connections of the relationships in my life mostly because the people who love me are so tolerant of my ridiculously outgoing personality and quirky traits.
I'll say it . . . I can be REALLY annoying. If I met me, I don't know if i'd be able to date me.
I carry on conversations with strangers everywhere, anytime, for lengths of time. I'm impuslive. I'm extremely picky. Finicky. I listen to music REALLY loud. I love hugs, but I turn them into "hangs" and stay in that position for longer than most. (Seemingly needy for someone so independant, huh?) I finish other people's sentences when they take a breath. I pick stray hair off of strangers backs. I interject myself into other people's conversations whether the subject matter or setting welcomes it or not. I'm overly self aware and over analyze everything. I drink beer through a straw and . . . frankly . . . that's not even the beginning of it.
I think that's the beauty of feelings, connections, and love. The things, on paper, that would turn you off about someone can be totally erased with a connection. Me on paper, no way, couldn't date that person.
79% of guys love themselves so much and are that secure that they would without a doubt date themselves???! Maybe guys really DON'T realize how gross they can be? Haha :)
I'm planning on snow boarding tomorrow with Boyfriend . . . but this will be our first time going together and I don't want to disappoint him with my lack of skill. I was JUST GETTING BY the last time I went and definitely still need a babysitting considering I DOVE off of the lift. So ... yeah, i'll hopefully live through it to be able to give a status update on Monday. Have a great weekend friends! XO
When we met (yes, I feel like I know him now) Chris on American Idol last night I immediately jumped on our facebook page facebook.com/jeffandamanda to see if all of you were having the same emotional reaction that I was. Oh yeah, everyone having some serious emotional outburts. If you missed it or just want to see his story again ... here it is. So moving.
Have you ever been stopped at a red light . . . minding your own business . . . when all of the people in front of you start creeping toward the red light . . . leaving a car length gap between your car and the car in front of you (still a red light) and the person behind you HONKS at you to creep forward too??? WHAT'S THE POINT??? The light hasn't turned yet. We're not going anywhere!!! I love old people, a lot, but the little lady behind me was in a BIG RUSH to get 6 feet farther towards a red light. Where are you in such a rush to go? Ok, that's all. I just never understood why people inch towards a light that hasn't changed. Chillax friends. Enjoy the scenery. Judge people's lawn ornaments. Take in the brisk winter air.
On a side note, I read a study that Officemax conductedÂ that says your boss judges you by the mess on your desk.Â Â 53% of people surveyed say they think negative things about coworkers who have messy desks. 40% . . . including managers and bosses . . . say that they think a messy desk is a sign that the person is lacking in other aspects of their job too.
I just took a pic of my desk . . . this is what it typically looks like on a daily basis. The clutter is really on the cork board, but aren't they meant for STUFF?
Listening to : The Script ...Â Science and FaithÂ ... their new cd ... <3 it
Loyal Listener Cathy sent me a picture of her little sweet pea Kendal. Kendal drew a picture of a her KRZ water bottle and even got to wear lipstick for this picture! Looking FABULOUS Kendal! Loving the artistic ability too! SUCH a cutie!
Jeff and I spent the morning at Chester St. Elementary School reading Yertle the Turtle to the 4th and 5th grade for their annual Reading Rally. What a cool group of kids! We had a little Q&A session with them afterward and i'm still not over the fact that their taste is music changes so FAST! This time last year they LOVED Justin Beiber. Now they make gagging noises when we mention his name. Usher, Eminem, and Bruno Mars are apparently IN and Justin Beiber is out. It's so funny trying to censor yourself around kids when you're not used to being in a school setting. Jeff may have slipped and said the word hell, but the kids were too focused on covering their noses after a little person got sick and had a little accident all over the table.Â Thanks for having us! :) It was fun!
Oh ... if you weren't listening in the 6p hour yesterday then you probably don't know that i'm going to milk a cow. It doesn't stop there. I'm going to attempt to artifically inseminate a cow too. Oh my god. Why do I get myself into these things?
If you're a makeup snob and insist on paying $37 for designer mascara, just hear me out. I refuse to pay ridiculous amounts of money for makeup and I'm a total sucker for new mascaras that promises longer, fuller lashes.Â All I need to hear is one testimonial and i'm sold. Whenever there's a new mascara advertised, you can bet i'm ON it doing a trial run and I have to say ... this one DELIVERED. For just $5 - you can have longer, fuller lashes that give the FALSIE effect without being fake looking!
Don't be a makeup snob. Save your moneyÂ for shoes and try this amazing $5 mascara. It is NEVER ok to spend more than $10 on mascara. Just saying. :)
Hey friends! Hope you had a lovely weekend! After I went on a little rant on Friday about WBRE taking up half of the screen during primetime with school closings, I received a TON of emails over the weekend saying that WBRE must have been listening because they reduced the school closings to just a little ticker on the bottom of the screen. Coincidence or not, THANK YOU BRE! We love you and would love to continue watching the wonderful programming you provide, but it's really hard to watch a show when you're taking up half of the screen with a blue snow flake frame. :)
My weekend was wonderful. Boyfriend and I braved the cold to take a walk out to the lake by his house on Saturday morning and took some pictures with the camera he gave me for Christmas. It's super fancy and I love playing with it - so I was dying to get out in the snow and find pretty things to take pictures of. We ended up playing at a playground that was covered in snow and swinging in the cold. Saturday night I went out in Stroudsburg with Boyfriend and a group of friends. I've never hung out in Stroud before and I was surprised at how little there was going on. The places that WERE alive, were a good time though. We had dinner and awesome martinis at Liquid which is SO pretty inside. I can't wait to go back when the weather is nicer because they have a sweet patio outside. The martini menu was impressive and I definitely recommend the white chocolate kiss if you go. Afterwards we went to a bar a couple blocks up the road that had all kinds of cool beer from all over the world.
Sunday I had a date with my boyfriend with boobs . . . my friend Tanya. :) We went to see NO STRINGS ATTACHED and I have to say - it was one of the best romantic comedies I've seen in a while. I laughed . . . and I eventually cried. It was really just, real. Ashton Kutcher shows his butt in a scene too. Ladies, whoa. I LOVED his character. I haven't really found myself to be a huge Ashton fan in the past, but this movie did it for me. I'm definitely on Team Ashton. I just can't get over the fact that he married Demi Moore. That's still just weird, but "they" say, you can't help who you fall in love with. Oh yeah, that was pretty much the moral of the move. You can't help who you fall in love with and you have to take chances, even with the chance that you might get hurt. No risk, no reward. :)
I know we've all have beauty mishaps, hair catastrophes, wardrobe malfunctions . . . but something we must all be very aware ofÂ . . . is how easy it is to screw up a spray tan. If you watched Jersey Shore last night, you may or may not have noticed that J-Woww had streaks of fake tan running down her neck when she was crying about her boyfriend being a butt. I had 1 terrible fake tan experience that taught me one thing for life ... fake tan + anything wet = embarassing streaks. For me, the night was one of the most important of my teen years. Senior Prom. Needless to say, I used the tan foam from Neutrogena before they perfected the recipe and it rained that night. My arms looked a little ridiculous, streaky, and totally uneven. Never again.
Did anyone else see the tan running down her neck though? Haaaa ... I felt bad, but I laughed.
On another note, don't you feel like we should have the ability to minimize the school closings on the tv screen when they are airing during prime time tv? NBC was premiering a new show that looked so funny, but the closings took up half of the screen and totally ruined my viewing experience. Minimize feature? Come on, someone get on that! :)
How FREAKING cute is this daddy/daughter duo? He's a single dad who's in college and he posted a video on youtube singing with his daughter. Ellen's show saw it and holy cuteness I can't even take it. She wanted to hug the audience so badly. So precious.
What's more humiliating than not being able to pee on command at the doctor's office?
. . . them giving you 3 tries and then offering for you to take the cup home and drop it off tomorrow . . . then arriving to work 20 minutes later and feeling the urge to go.
Seriously? So embarassing. I switched doctor's and today was my first date with my new doctor, who is so nice. I feel SO much better with her than I did at my old doctor. I never realized until recently how much a difference it can have on your attitude towards visiting the doctor. Anyway, I felt like the 3 year old that you tell to "just try and go before we leave the house" . . . who still can't "go." Ugh.Â
Tonight (with the cooperation of the weather) is the Stone Sour/Avenged Sevenfold concert! Boyfriend and I are supposed to go to Reading for it, but apparently it's supposed to storm tonight, so we'll see how that works out. He surprised me with flowers last night and I wanted to cry. I love surprises, but I really just love the sweet urge inside of people right before they do something sweet/special like that. <3
Not to be all dramatic or anything, but i'm going to be a quarter of a century old in less than a month and well, that's just weird. Sometimes I pinch myself when I pay my rent, or insurance, or grown up-like bills because it's just hard to believe somehow that i'm already HERE, but I am. Soon, i'll have to say that i'm 25. Whoa weird. It really does feel like it was not that long ago that I was playing softball in Rhode Island and learning how to read music in choir. Remember being 9 and meeting someone in their 20's and thinking how OLD they were. Ha, so weird.
Hey friends! I hope you're enjoying a day off and observing MLK day from the comfort of your couch . . . which some sweet Lifetime movies! We're on the air today and kicking off a feature called MANSWER MONDAY. Ladies send us questions they've always wanted to ask a bunch of men . . . and we let the guys be heard. Today : What's the first thing guys notice about a woman? A lot of women assume it's their chest, but most of my guy friends will say either their smile or their eyes. We'll see.
This weekend flew by! I snow boarded for the first time on Saturday at Sno Mountain! Scott from The Ski Corner met me there and showed me the ropes . . . and i'm proud to say . . . I really didn't fall that much. One REAL fall and a couple balancing issues were really it. I did however DIVE off of the lift because I bugged out, went into panic mode, and decided it was better to DIVE over to the side than just wobble and slip and slide all over the place and fall unexpectedly. So I dove . . . which then made the LIFT people STOP the lift so other people weren't trying to get off and fall over me. PHEW. You can see the video on our homepage under KRZ TV. It was QUITE an experience, but I have to say . . . Scott was SO patient with me and really explained everything in great detail. That was really helpful and although everyone was saying my legs would be SO sore the next day, my ARMS are more sore than anything. I was spinning them like windmills trying to catch my balance and my shoulders are the most sore thing on me!
Boyfriend was away all weekend for work, so Saturday night was Girls Night. We started at the Scranton Cultural Center for a comedy show and ended up at Merts and Backyard Ale House. A local guy named Pat Finnerty opened up the show at the SCC and literally had me in TEARS laughing so hard. Most of the audience was a little bit older and I don't think they appreciated his Facebook and social networking jokes as much as I did, but I was CACKLING like crazy. I couldn't find anything on Youtube of his to post on here, but i'm gonna keep looking.
Today i'm listening to a country group called Steel Magnolia. They're known for this song Just By Being You, which I love.
My yogurt ALWAYS spits at me. Even if you open it OH so SLOWLY, it still spits out. Does everyone do the whole -i'm gonna open this really slowly and peel this back in a gentle motion so it doesn't splat all over me- maneuver just to still get SQUIRTED at with strawberry delciousness? It's unavoidable.
Awesome snow board from the Ski Corner in Dickson City - CHECK
A patient young man willing to give me a lesson - CHECK
Flip camera fully charged - CHECK
I'm ready to go snow boarding for the first time and i'm documenting the experience. Everyone just keeps telling me to not be afraid to fall . . . so I have a feeling i'm going to spend a lot of time on my butt tomorrow, but i'm SO excited!
I stopped at the Ski Corner on my way into work this morning to pick up pants and actually ran into a listener of the show while I was there! We're gonna have Scott from the Ski Corner on the show today and tomorrow he's the brave soul who is going to show me the ropes! Pray for me. :) Video to come Monday! xo Have a great weekend friends!
If you were attempting to watch any kind of primetime tv last night, you probably found yourself glued to President Obama's eulogy and speech at the memorial for the victims of the shooting in Tuscon. If you missed it, zoned out, or were as touched by some of the words he spoke as I was . . . this was the part that moved me the most and I just thought it was so well said, I needed to share it again.
"We may not be able to stop all evil in the world, but I know that how we treat one another is entirely up to us. I believe that for all our imperfections, we are full of decency and goodness, and that the forces that divide us are not as strong as those that unite us." ~ President Obama
Whether or not you voted for President Obama, you support his views, or you couldn't care less about politics . . . that's as basic as it gets. We all make conscious desicions everyday about how we treat eachother.
I broke down when President Obama spoke about the intern who jumped to Rep. Giffords side when she was shot. An UNPAID intern felt loyalty, compassion, and a sense of urgency to run to her side. They put the camera on Daniel Hernandez, the intern, and called him a hero. He was frozen. No expression at all. I broke down, hard. How many of us would have ducked down, ran away, and protected ourselves rather than running to hold someone, not even a relatives wounds? I felt such compassion for him and bawled like an idiot, by myself in my living room. It's people like that that make up for the crazy people who would even commit such an awful act and cause such a terrible tragedy.
When I was younger, I remember getting really excited about Friday nights. Not only because the weekend was about to start and we'd have 2 days off from school that are usually filled with lots of playing and bowling themed birthday parties and softball games . . . but also because of the BEST tv shows that aired during TGIF! Who else remembers when Step by Step aired brand new episodes on Friday nights?! It was a 3 hour line up of all shows geared towards pre-teens and it was the center of most of the sleepovers that were hosted at my house. Pizza, TGIF, board games, and of course, taking turns scratching eachother's backs. (Looking back, that's a little weird, but at the time it was the BEST!) As a "grown up," I haven't been excited about entire primetime evenings of programming on tv . . . until ABC started to BRING IT on Wednesday nights. Wednesday nights have become what Friday were when I was 11. THE BEST SHOWS, one after another, Wednesday nights. Modern Family has become, by far, one my favorite shows on tv at the moment. So, maybe we can try to look at Wednesday with the same excitement we do Friday. Ha, yeah, didn't think so. Friday always wins.
The snow makes me mellow . . . which is probably why i'm listening to Corinne Bailey Rae and Sara Bareilles.
I LOVE this song. It's just so sweet ... it makes me wish it was a Saturday in May and i'm walking somewhere beautiful, laughing.
Sara Bareilles has a new album out called Kaleidoscope Heart and this is one of my favorite songs off of it. It's called HOLD MY HEART. She's so freakin' talented and her lyrics are like poetry.
How cool would it be to be born today? 1.11.11! 11.11.11 will be a big one too. A few college friends are getting married on 11.11.11 - the guys really have no excuse to forget an anniversary with THAT wedding date!
Busy day today here at the radio station. It's RATINGS DAY! This day comes 4 times a year and our show did really well ... all thanks to you! Thank you for spending your afternoons with us! I love hearing from those of you who "cry laughing" or "almost drive off the road" while listening ... so thanks for listening every day ... we love our radio fam!
Listening to some Avenged Sevenfold today . . . getting ready for their show next week in Reading! :) I'd post a video or a song, but most of them aren't really appropriate for the radio blog. Stone Sour is playing too :)
Guess who's learning how to snow board?!? The Ski Corner (who so awesomely sponsors our show) hooked me up with a super cool snow board, bindings, and boots and I am SOOO excited to learn how to "ride." I'm learning the lingo. The staff there is awesome and the selection was insanely bigger than I could have ever expected. They have SO MANY to choose from! The clothing, the gear, the snow board, the skis, all of it. Scott helped me find a cute board and matching bindings and stuff. He also started educating me on all of the snow boarding lingo. The cool kids say things like "hills" instead of mountains and people who don't really know what they are doing and look doofus-y on the "hill" are called "gaypors." I'm learning. Pretty "GNARLY," huh?Â Check out my board! It's not too late to get on board this season and The Ski Corner has a huge selection to get you on your way! Ohhh I almost forgot my favorite new word ... "steeze." That's your style. I'm working on my "steeze" so that I don't look like a "gaypor"Â on the "hills" while i'm "riding."
Ahh I can't wait to get out there and use it! I'm going Saturday and of course, there will be video to follow. :)
Hope you had a great weekend! Boyfriend and I snowed ourselves in, got ahead on some work, and watched more of the Harry Potter series. I'm surprised how much I like the movies, but i'm really looking forward to seeing the last ones. It was nice to stay in on Saturday and not go out. We drank some really awesome wine, (Snap Dragon Cabernet - SO good) sat by the fire, and played chess. I lost, but I kicked his butt in checkers, a few times. ;)
We heard from some incredible people today who will have a very different year in 2011. Some will become parents, others are clean from drugs, and some will be start new jobs. How will YOUR life be different in 2011? Are you changing something about yourself? Changing something about the way you live? Changing the people the you surround yourself with? Investing in new things?
More proof that we are all individuals. Different. Have different interests. Spend out time in different ways. Have varied levels of comfort. And umm . . . some people enjoy dressing as a horse in public? Holy.
Yesterday was a little ridiculous with the whole car wash thing and I never made it back to the blog. If you missed it, LISTEN HERE!
You can also WATCH it :)
Â . . . and I heard the new PINK song for the first time this morning and wanted to share! I would have posted the official music video, but there are bad words and I'd like to keep my job. :)
This weekend my plan is to finish the last 3 Harry Potter movies with Boyfriend. I think i'm probably one of the only people I know who has never seen the series and to be honest, I love it! Kind of makes me wish I had an english accent. :) I'm at Wilkes Barre Hardware Bar tonight from 10-12 if you're downtown. Come say hi! :) Hope you have a great weekend! See you Monday!
What kind of person kicks a 4 year olds butt in MARIO KART and doesn't even THROW a round just to let the little booger win for once?
I spent the morning babysitting for my boss and their 4 year kept taunting me about how he was going to win because I was a girl. My inner feminist took over and I kicked his butt over, and over, and over again. PS - that game is AWESOME. I'm still itching to play some more Super Mario Bros. since getting to the 3rd world at Boyfriend's parents house on Christmas Eve. Sometimes when my mind wanders, it drifts to thoughts of hitting my head on a brick and jumping to grab some mushrooms or flower power. Ahhhh and the awesome feeling of beating the LAVA levels is such an accomplishment. I can just HEAR the game music in my head for those rounds. The LAVA castle - whoa.
On a side, completley unrelated note. CLEMENTINES are in season! Mmm! I ate 3 today. The mission whenever peeling a clementine is to get the whole peel off with one swoop. One giant piece. Of the 3 I ate today ... 1 managed to come off perfectly like that. I wonder if that's some kind of OCD thing I have going on.
Tomorrow is the big day. I have to ride through a freaking car wash ... on the OUTSIDE of the car. Management started freaking out about the water pressure and my skin possibly tearing, so tonight i'm going to borrow Boyfriend's ski mask and wear that through. Ahhhhhhh ... I just MIGHT have nightmares about this tonight. Of course, as always ... there will be video for you sickos to enjoy. :)
. . . have conversations with themselves out loud? Since my car was broken into and someone stole my radio (so annoying) it's weird sitting in silence while driving. I sing, I make phone calls, and sometimes I even check my email . . . but this morning . . . I found myself actually speaking, out loud. I was talking myself into going to the gym - the entire way to the gym. It worked. I busted out a pre-work workout and now I feel totally accomplished now that it's over with for the day. Hey, if it takes looking like a looney toon and talking myself into it for the car ride there, i'll take it. Tomorrow's mission - stay for an entire hour. I quit 40 minutes in because I was dying to call my best friend. Tomorrow, i'll leave my phone in the car. I wonder how long this talk to myself method with work for?
Last night was the Lifetime premiere of THE CRAIGSLIST KILLER and all I have to say about that is ... WHOA. You know, i'm really bothered by the fact that it's a true story and this POOR girl Megan, who he was engaged to and deceiving, now has to move on with her life after being completely mislead into thinking she was marrying one person ... when he was actually this dark, twisted, bad person. Most women had been mislead to some extent in a relationship, but can you imagine planning on spending the rest of your life with Prince Charming and then finding he was doing all of these secret things on Craigslist and even killed someone? He wasn't even CLOSE to being the person she thought he was. Ahhh.
I gave poor Boyfriend the synopsis of the movie last night on the phone and before I could even get all worked up about how awful that must be to be deceived like that . . . he immediately assured me he doesn't use Craigslist nor does he plan on soliciting for women online. Haha . . . I may have the most patient boyfriend in the world. Lifetime Movie Paranoia should be a clinical diagnosis . . . I know women who won't live alone because they fear LIFETIME MOVIE SCENARIOS. Lifetime, it's a blessing and curse.
I got the nicest email today and it inspired me to pick up a book I haven't touched in months. For a while I was reading all kinds of books about the Laws of Attraction, the power of positive thinking, and the impact attitudes can have on careers, relationships, and life in general. A lot of my friends would poke fun at me for always posting quotes and words of wisdom on my facebook page, but I just felt compelled to share what touched me as I read it. CHANGE YOUR THOUGHTS, CHANGE YOUR LIFE really stuck with me and I remember posting it a few times. Your thoughts dictate your attitude, your words, and your actions. It makes complete sense and it's such a simple concept, yet how many of us let negative thoughts clutter our mind and turn our energy to a dark place? Jealousy, hatred, judgement.
The email I received today was from a woman I met 2 years ago. She reached out to me to tell me how the words I posted as a facebook status helped her turn her life around. She hated her life and has learned to love it and love herself by simply changing the way she thinks. It's amazing how simply sharing something that touched you can touch someone else and help them drag themselves out of a dark place. I smiled so big reading her email. If you're into reading about the laws of attraction, positive energy, and thinking your way into happiness ... read some Deepak Chopra. His writings are simple, but so insightful.
Happy New Year!!! :) One of my favorite things about going back to school every year was all of the new, fresh notebooks I got to write in! A new year = a new DAY PLANNER though and that's been the highlight of my day, so far. :) I just flipped through it jotting down some important dates and birthdays and realized that 3 of my favorite holidays fall on Mondays this year. Valentine's Day, (as commercial as a lot people seem to think it is, I still like the sweetness of the day) 4th of July is one of my absolute favorite holidays (summer, fireworks, and backyard parties . . . it does't get much better than that) and Halloween (enough said) all fall on Mondays. So, that means this girl is taking lots of 3 days weekends this year.
This New Year's Eve was by far my favorite one to date. Boyfriend is not only the best dance partner EVER, but his friends are pretty awesome too. A big group of us went out for hibachi and then danced our feet off at The Woodlands. Mmm the champagne was flowing! <3 Here's to hoping 2011 is full of wonderful new experiences, cherished time with people we love, and memory making!
As much as I love the holidays, I am REALLY looking forward to our show being back on a normal schedule and Jeff and I BOTH being here. We love celebrating this special time of the year, but it's SO weird when it comes to work because neither of us likes doing the show alone . . . so tomorrow, we're back to normal. Thursday - I pay off my fantasy football bet and ride through a car wash - on the car. We decided to do this live on the air instead of just taping it. Thursday - it goes down. Wish me luck. Ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
By the way ... awesome new website - whenparentstext.com is freaking HILARIOUS. My mom has the ENVY which has a full keyboard, but someone hasn't managed to master the space bar. So.she.uses.a.period.to.seperate.each.word.in.her.text.message.and.it's.so.freaking.funny.
Â I'm probably REALLY late on this fascination, but OH MY GOSH who knew it was so much fun to track UPS orders online??!?!Â I don't order many things online that I need right away. Unfortunately, my closet and local stores weren't bringing it when it came to New Year's Eve dresses and I resorted to online shopping for clothes. Something I really never do. Monday night I ordered a lace dress from UrbanOutfitters.com and had it 2 day shipped. Since NYE is tomorrow night, I was in a bit of panic about the timing of the package arrival, so i've been checking in on the UPS tracking and OH MY FREAKING GOSH it is SO MUCH FUN to see where the package has been, where it's going, what time it left that city, and where it is now. Thankfully, my package arrived this morning and I like the dress JUST AS MUCH in person as I did online, so it's a WIN! By the way - that website has some REALLY cute stuff at very affordable prices. It's MANY steps above Forever 21 in so many ways. I'm so excited for New Year's Eve! I'm getting my hair blown out at Sa-ka-ri tomorrow afternoon and then a bunch of us are getting together for hibachi before we go out for the night. Mmm! :) That's good because starting the next day, i'm going to attempt a high protein, no sugar diet.Â Sugar is a killer.
51% of women polled said out of all celebs they would want to kiss Ryan Reynolds at midnight on NYE this year . . . i'm finding myself pretty lucky that Boyfriend is his lookalike. Score. :)
BTW - thanks to my friend Tanya who hooked me up with this AMAZING and awesomely festive for NYE nail color that i'll be rocking tomorrow! It's called Lucerne-Tainly Look Marvelous and i'm pretty sure she found it at Ulta.
I was playing around on my new laptop last night (Thanks Mom!) and discovered a TON of ready to go games in the gaming folder. On my old laptop there were like 5 games and it was the usual stuff like solataire and minesweeper, but this one, holy, Wheel of Fortune, internet checkers, and my new favorite . . . internet CHESS. I tried out each of the games and settled on chess. 2 hours later, I was battling it out with some person who clearly plays more often than I do. New obsession? Absolutely. In the little chat box below the game it would only let me choose predetermined phrases and sentences to send my opponent, so I couldn't ask where they were from or anything. Our exchange consisted of a lot of "Nice move," "Thank you," and "Uh oh" messages. It's probably a bad sign that i'm itching for the clock to hit 7:30pm so I can go home and play again, huh?
Now i'm starting to understand the addiction people have to World of Warcraft and Call of Duty. 2 hours of play time and i'm hooked.
While we're on gaming . . . the sweetest freaking video on Youtube today . . . this boy is THRILLED with his XBOX360 Christmas gift.
We did our final calculations this afternoon and my fantasy football team (consisting of the hottest players only) LOST to Jeff's TEAM WALKER. We made a big bet in the beginning. Loser has to ride through a car wash in the middle of winter OUTSIDE of thecar. I'll be fulfilling my end of the bet this weekend. Holy. Wish me luck. Any suggestions what I should wear? I think a parka or poncho should be allowed. Maybe some goggles . . .
Christmas kind of feels like a rollercoaster.Â You wait, wait, wait, Â get excited, prepare yourself and then BAM, it's over. It's always worth the wait though. I hope you a wonderful holiday with friends and family . . . and who doesn't love a couple days extra off from work? However you spent Christmas, I hope it was a blessed, cherished, memorable couple of days with great people. I feel ridiculously blessed for all of the thoughtful andÂ sweet people in my life. I was brought to tears 3 solid times. I was super excited to spend Christmas with Boyfriend and our familiesÂ and we managed to make it home through the storm! We had a great time visiting his family in NJ where I tried VEAL for the first time . . . Â and they have really fun toysÂ toÂ play with! :)Â Then on Christmas weÂ made it to RI just in time make the kick off of the gingerbread house contest at my aunts. Christmas night ended with a kitchen dance party at my mom's complete with gingerbread martinis, a small fire in the dining room, and i'm pretty sure the dancing included lighters in hand.
Our house BEFORE . . .
and our house AFTER . . . check out that attention to detail! We won honorable mention for our use of materials and detailing (see the icicles made of sprinkles?!) but we ended up losing in an upset to my cousin from Arizona. The judges were a little partial to the out of towner, but I feel pretty proud of our house! The effort and teamwork was RIGHT ON. :)
This Christmas also brought me a new hobby . . . photography! :) Boyfriend surprised me with the most amazing camera for Christmas! I cried. Again. I really need to quit that . . . somewhere along the way i've become a total SAP. I can't wait to get out there and learn how to use all of the super cool functions!
I woke up from a pretty deep sleep to find myself SOBBING. I'm talking, wet pillow, tired eyes, and tears running down my face. I'm blaming the news for my dreams last night. Yesterday I read an article about New Jersey Governor Chris Christie commuting a prison sentence of a 27 year old man who was in jail for 7 years on weapons charges. The guy legally owned guns in another state, moved to NJ, and attempted to go through the right channels to legally keep the guns. I guess he was misinformed or didn't get the right answers he needed about going about the transfer the right way and when he was pulled over with locked, unloaded guns in his car, he was taken in on weapons charges. So this 27 year old guy who TRIED to go about it all the legal way, was sentenced to 7 years in prison. Everyone LOVES the governor of NJ because he's just FAIR. People already want him to run for President ... his approval ratings are insane. SO, long story short, yesterday Gov. Chris Christie got hold of this whole story and put through the paper work to get this guy out of jail and get the charges dropped because it was obvious that this guy TRIED to do everything legally and keep his guns legally. I'm guessing THIS is the reason why I had dreams of being in JAIL for something I didn't do and cried to the prison guards that I was innocent. I never found out what I was saying I didn't do in my dreams, but I was asking them to call Gov. Chris Christie because he'll help me! So random. I really DO take everything too personally.
You know how you find yourself humming and singing random songs that are stuck in your head? Mine ALL night last night and all morning today . . . God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen. Random, right? When people ask you what your favorite Christmas song is, most people don't say God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen. GLEE Christmas does the song up. Maybe that's why it's stuck in my head. LOVING GLEE Christmas.
GLEE CHRISTMAS also does my absolute FAVORITE Christmas song SOOOO lovely. Check out O Holy Night from GLEE CHRISTMAS! :) By the way, the Glee Christmas cd was Mr. Manly's gift yesterday! He LOVED it. Even squealed a little.
Ok, that's it for me today. I'm off the next few days and sooooo looking forward to seeing some family and friends. Boyfriend and I are leaving for New Jersey in the morning and going to Rhode Island on Saturday morning for Battle Royale - Christmas Gingerbread House Contest Extravaganza. Eeee I can't wait! I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and enjoy the extra time with the people you love! Eat, drink, be merry . . . and try not to fight with your family. XO
Christmas day is the big gingerbread house contest at my aunts house and what should be a leisurely and enjoyable festive experience is quite competitive in my family. My one aunt, Kathi, is EXTREMELY competitive and teams up with her granddaughter every year to construct and decorate a house.Â Last year they even snuck in candy that didn't come in the kit. We'reÂ on to them!Â Aunt Kathi is also the one who comes up with the rules, imagine that. This year, each team gets 90 minutes and can only useÂ the contents of theÂ kit.Â Everyone not participating gets to voteÂ the winner.Â Last year my mom and I did up a pretty awesome house, but we lost. This year, i'm coming prepared. I've been googling sample gingerbread houses to try and steal some ideas and i'm thinking I pretty much love these. I wonder if anyone else attending on Saturday is doing the same. With this competitive crew, I wouldn't be surprised . . .
I think the main thing to remember is to use a TON of icing.
I LOVE these ... and they seem pretty do-able. If you have pictures of gingerbread houses you've done in the past, i'd LOVE to see them. Email Amanda@985krz.com.
PILLOW PETS are what's up! I sent my bff Dana's little girl Joelle a puppy Pillow Pet that arrived yesterdayÂ and she ADORES it! She's been kissing it all day and even climbed in the box with it! They're soft, super CUTE, and the little people love them! Ummm by the way - look how cute her little pony tails are! Finally long enough to braid too!
I took Friday off and ended up awake at 4am. Therefore, I went crazy making Christmas treats ... including the cupcake platter below.Â God I love Christmas ... and i'm really happy to not be traveling for the holiday this year. The pastÂ 5Â years my mom and I have spent Christmas everywhere fromÂ Las Vegas to a remote resort in New Hampshire. I love being home, around family, and seeingÂ family and friends I don't get to see often.Â I'm really looking forward to making gingerbread houses on Christmas day at my aunts house. We had a contest last year in Arizona and although I put in 100%, my mom and I lost to my cousins fiance. This year, i'm in it to win it! Sooo ...Â Â my mom put up the tree in RI this weekend and was telling me all about the mildly embarrassing ornaments she so thoughtfully chose to hang up, knowing they are probably going to make me cringe. Ornaments made of toilet paper rolls from 1997, ornaments I made at school with my god awful 3rd grade picture glued inside, and of course . . . the apple with my name on it. All of which, will be hung for all to see . .Â . at my ripe age of 24. It's bad enough that Boyfriend will be subjected to the AMANDA SHRINE of terrible school pictures when we visits RI with me this weekend, but now the ornaments I was hoping were lost for good ... have resurfaced?!? Ahhhh. Tis the season ... to relive bad haircuts that include awful bangs, my tomboy phase, and the braces era. Oh lord.
Did anyone take advantage of the $5 SCARF sale at Old Navy this weekend? I fell in love with the scarf my friend Amanda was wearing on Saturday night and she mentioned the amazing $5 deal at Old Navy. I went the next day andÂ gotÂ the same one . . . except, I took mine off of the mannequin. It was the last one. Don't judge.
Switching gears ... 2011 is going to bring us some good new shows! Look how cute this one looks . . . I think we all have friends like these ... or like the preview says, you either know them or are them.
HOLY!!! I know everyone thinks the little person in their life is the cutest person in the world, but how can you not LOVE that little face? This is my best friend's little girl and as far as i'm concerned she was nothing but NICE this year. I mailed her Christmas gift this morning (a dog pillow pet - she LOVES them) and then I checked my mail and found this card waiting for me! Merry Christmas love Joelle! :) Ahh I can't wait to see her shove her face into that puppy pillow pet - she nose dives straight for their faces to give kisses. God she's precious!
I'm making Jeff open one of his Christmas gifts today around 4:30. Any guesses what it is?
Tonight is our company Christmas party! I love seeing the people we work with everyday all dolled up, festive, and ummÂ .Â .Â . drinking. Getting the engineers on the dance floor is the BEST. IfÂ Boyfriend thinksÂ I'M WEIRD,Â I can't wait until he gets to socialize withÂ some of the KRZ staff! Â I'm off tomorrow, so i'll seeÂ you Monday! Spending tomorrow baking, seeing the new Reese Witherspoon movie HOW DO YOU KNOW, and finishing some last minute shopping! Have a great weekend! :)
... fold their underwear before they put them away in a drawer. Really? Doesn't that seem like a waste of time? More than half of you do it, but why? It's not like they get wrinkled ... right? I read that in USA Today this morning and couldn't believe that many people actually do anything other than take them from the basket to the drawer. You're lucky if I even match my socks. When you have 20-30 pair of the SAME kind, why bother? That either makes me very thrifty with my time or really sloppy. I'm gonna go with being a great manager of time. My mom however, will probably think i'm lazy.
This morning I got my hair done at Sa-ka-ri in Kingston. It was my first time there and WOW. What a beautiful salon ... and they offer so many services. I love doing fun things with my hair, so my stylist LJ hooked me up with some 4 dimentional color and I LOVE IT. (By the way, he gave me the BEST scalp massage EVER when he was washing the color out! We talked about those on the air a while back and a lot of female listeners agreed that scalp massages are often better than kissing!) They not only do amazing things with hair, but they offer lots of different services including spray tans, pedis/manis, and massages. If you've never been to Sa-ka-ri, it's definitely a beautiful place to get your beauty on!
Is anyone else freaking out about not receiving something you ordered online for Christmas yet? I LOVE online shopping because it's so amazing to order something with just one click, but it's crunch time and I love taking my time wrappin gifts to look super pretty. I'm still waiting on 4 things, 2 of which I ordered a month ago. Fingers crossed they get here soon! :)
Listening to Aqualung today . . . ahhh i've loved this song for years!
You've got to give this kid some credit! He somehow hooked up his Christmas lights to flash to LOVE STORY by Taylor Swift. Of all the grand gestures teenage boys have done to get Taylor Swift's attention - this one is by far the coolest.
Hey friends! Holy cold this morning. I don't know about everyone else, but in West Pittston it was so cold and the wind was painful!Â Last night I wrapped some presents and watched the 2nd part to the Lifetime movie premiere of Marry Me. The 2nd half was kind of a snoozer, butÂ I'm sure they'll replay it 100 times this week if you missed it and want to see it.
So, every year we have KRZ CARES FOR KIDS CHRISTMASand the deadline to help is fast approaching. Here's the deal - there are a ton of kids in our area that aren't going to have a great Christmas unless those in a position to help out, do so. We've done the research, we've found the ones who REALLY come from a needy place, and we've had them write letters to santa. We took the letters, scanned them onto our website, and made them available for you to view. This year, we had WAY more letters than last year. Last year we were able to get EVERY letter adopted - but this year it's obviously going to take a bit more help because there are more letters. I'm happy to say that MOST of the letters have been taken down off the website because of your generosity! There's about 20 left andÂ Jeff already said he'd take a few more andÂ do some serious shopping this weekend! So, if you're looking for a way to give back inÂ your very local community this holiday season, check out the letters and see if there's one you'd like toÂ adopt for the holiday.
I'm excited to go shop for the letter I picked tonight! I chose to help a young girl named LaniahÂ who loves Hannah Montana andÂ trains. I saw a really cute Hannah Montana blanketÂ the other day while I was out shopping and plan on scooping that upÂ for her! Who doesn't love a soft new blanket!?!? I'm going to channel my inner 6 year old and hook her up. :)
Since when do schools not tell the parents that there was a lice sighting? I can't even think about my boss's poor little girl with lice without itching all over and convincing myself that I have it too. Back to the point - the school can't/won't send home a note with the kids to inform all of the parents. Apparently it's some kind of HIPAA privacy thing now. I remember when I was a kid and someone in the school had lice, we'd all have to file through the gym and get checked out by the nurse. We also had to take letters home to our parents. Apparently that's not the case anymore and the parents aren't even notified. Don't you think kids should still bring home notes to let you know that there was a case and they should keep an eye on their kids? I think so. Everyone is so afraid to speak for fear of offending them or overstepping.
On a side note, Boyfriend is convinced that he has lice now and told me I should stop for a "lice comb." I didn't even know such a thing existed, nor do I plan on getting one. Ahhh even just thinking about it makes me need to run my fingers through me hair. My feet even itch when I think about it. Ugh.
Despite my efforts to kill the sickness in it's tracks . . . Zicam ended up being a major fail. Now i'm swalling Dayquil, Zicam, and lemon ginseng green tea until I can't do it anymore! So excuse me for anything I say that may sound loopy or out of character ... i'm self medicating - and Jeff is off again today!
Hinder and Saving Abel were great on Saturday . . . but it was a PACKED house. I love the Crocodile Rock, but it was impossible to move without pissing someone off. I love downtowns during the holidays and Allentown didn't disappoint. I love the way businesses decorate store fronts, the way the town decorates the street lights, and a church we walked by even had GIANT nutcrackers outside. They were HUGE.
Sundays have become my day of domestication. Better late than never, right? Ohhh I also watched the first part of the Lifetime Movie Premiere of MARRY ME with Lucy Liu. It was cute, but not really what I was expecting. The second part is tonight and I have high hopes for it. Fa la la la Lifetime has my heart. If they are going to premiere of a movie in the middle of Fa la la la Lifetime marathons, the movie better bring it! I made Boyfriend meatballs and pasta . . . and mixed together a few fun sauces. Italians everywhere would cringe at that thought, but it was awesome. I also baked gingerbread men and christmas sugar cookies. Everyone here at work can personally blame me for any weight gain BEFORE Christmas. I make everyone try whatever I bring in. Next week - Christmas cupcakes! I have big plans for the these babies!
I already listened to this song like 10 times today. Faith Hill's voice is so pure. Love.
I can't even control my excitement. Today is my best friend Dana's birthday. Tomorrow is the Saving Abel/Hinder concert, and there's a new Lifetime movie premiering on Sunday night.
Dana is the kind of friend everyone would be blessed to have. Wwe are the kind of friends who overshare like crazy to avoid driving her husband/my boyfriend insane with girly, super detailed, insignificant details and stories. We are Oprah and Gayle. I feel like I could cry just talking about our relationship. Ok, that's a little dramatic. Happy Birthday to you D! You are an amazing friend, mother, and wife. A talented radio professional, a beautiful person, and a rock to many people in your life. Love your day!
I picked up the new Hinder cd on my way into work today. Even though it just came out on Tuesday, I'm sure they'll play some new stuff at the show tomorrow night and I need to get on board. Eeee i'm excited! I've already listened to the whole thing twice and so far my favorite song is this one . . .
Yesterday Jeff, Rusty, and I all guessed who the 2 missing people on Barbara Walters Most Fascinating People of 2011 list were. We even made a bet. I guess Taylor Swift, Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart, and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Jeff guessed Lady Gaga, Barack Obama, and Bernanke . . . I was the only one who even got 1 ... Mark Zuckerberg. How could the creator of facebook NOT make the list? He really is the most fascinating person of the year. The other missing person was General David Petraeus. He commands the military in Afganistan and this year, yeah, i'd agree, he's pretty freaking fascinating. Man i'd love to pick his brain.
One more thing . . . you know those phone calls where the first thing someone says your heart sinks into your stomach? This morning, my wake up call was from my boss who i've been babysitting for all week. His words . . . "Julie has lice. A lot. Like, hundreds. Check yourself." Just the word LICE makes me itch. When I tell anyone about it, I start to itch. I had a friend check me and she said I was in the clear, but even just typing about it is making me itch. How attractive would that be. 24 and lice infested. Mmm, sexy.
Closing thoughts ... if you feel a cold coming on, ZICAM is the bomb.com. These rapidmelt tablets are rocking my world.
Ashton Kutcher is always declaring his love for Demi Moore on Twitter and Facebook. Sometimes it's cute, other times I wonder if he's as sweet in person or if it's a show he's putting out there for other people to see. A lot of people on Facebook seem like they are trying to convince all of their "friends" how wonderful their life is, when in actuality, we don't care that you think your boyfriend of 2 weeks is the most amazing person in the world, you just went to the mall, went to the gym, and are now home cooking. Even though a lot of the information that people over share on facebook is super personal, it's become part of our daily routine. It starts off as declaring your relationship status and then the next thing you know, it's facebook PDA all over the place. Here's the thing. Ashton thinks posting about Demi on Twitter is the modern equivalent of sending flowers to work. I don't thinkkkkkkkkkkk so! :) Flowers JUST BECAUSE are awesome and SO IS the random sweet facebook post ... but they don't equal out ... or do they? Is facebook modern romance? Are women letting guys off too easy and taking what they can get ... even if it's just a quick message on facebook?
I personally LOVE texts/facebook posts like the one I got yesterday from Boyfriend out of the blue. We don't usually text at work, but he sent me a REALLY sweet one in the middle of the day and it totally MADE my day. But who doesn't love random acts of sweetness like flowers or a card? I vote for both. Lovey facebook posts and flowers ... is that asking too much? We can enter 2011 facebooking to our hearts desire, but don't let the romance die! :)
What do you guys think? I posted about it on our show facebook page and everyone had strong opinions.
Katy Perry slowed down FIREWORK on Ellen yesterday and gave it a little country twang. Check it out. :)
I can't be the only one who feels like they wreak of child breath whenever they leave a play session with a bunch of little people. I've been babysitting for my boss in the mornings this week and basically serving as a human jungle gym for the 2 smallest kids. They are SO cute and say the funniest things, but there's something about having lots of fun rolling around on the floor for hours ... drool ends up falling from their mouths ... onto me. At the time, I act like I don't care because you don't want to ruin the fun and they didn't mean it. But now, I sit in our office before the show, and I swear I wreak of drool. Dry kid drool. Maybe it's all in my head, but I can not WAIT to shower!
What ever happened to that show KIDS SAY THE DARNDEST THINGS? Is it even still on? These kids have SO much personality and have NO filter whatsoever. Michael, who I think is 3, but wasn't sure himself when I asked him, FREAKED out at one point this morning. All of a sudden he was SCREAMING for me. When I asked him what was wrong, he said in the most POOR thing way, QUOTE - "I HAVE BOOGERS ON MY SHIRT!!! I sneezed and now I have boogers all over my shirt. I need to get the boogers off of my shirt!!!" That word bugs me out ... boogers ... I offered to get him a new outfit to wear and everything was fine once we got the shirts swapped out. Kids ... hilarious.
Check out this video we debuted last night at the 30th Anniversary concert with Good Charlotte! Jeff helped put it together and if you're a fan of the Wackjobs, the song is the KRZ song they made! :)
There is something about being around little kids that instantly makes Christmas magical.Â This week i'mÂ babysitting for my boss teach morning before work and their excitement was contagious (as if I wasn't excited enough.) We watched A Charlie Brown Christmas, talked about how Santa was going to come into their house through the fireplace, and they told me all about their Christmas tree. Which is gorgeous. Their mom has an eye for color. Check this baby out. It's like, picture perfect - fit for a magazine cover.
We played Perfection too! The amazing thing? Everyone played nicely together. Knowing that Santa is coming very soon and wanting to be on the GOOD list is a very powerful thing!
Saturday night called for a full day of recovery on Sunday. My friend Tanya's sister Alyssa turned 21 and we went BIG. Party bus, jello shots, pink cup pong, and 3am pizza. That pretty much says it all. Boyfriend came out with us too and busted out his sweet dance moves ...Â and didn't complain ONCE about watching Fa la la la Lifetime all day yesterday. I think he actualyl enjoyed it. The movie quality is getting better and better. :)Â He keeps up ... and showed the 21 year old boys how to drink like men. Word to the wise - when you're doing shots and Boyfriend asks you if you want a shot of pain or pleasure. Never pick pain. The dude who did, ended up spending 10:30pm - 2am in the limo - with his head in a bucket. He is now affectionately referred to as, Bucket head.
aaaaaand ... i'll leave you with some of the most talented kids ever ...
I saw this video yesterday and Listener Michelle sent me the link today, so since SHE suggested it to me, I don't have to feel so sappy posting it. Sometimes I question if i'm too over the top mushy about things, but since Michelle is a self proclaimed hopeless romantic too, i'm posting.
So there's this guy who is in a long distance relationship and pretty much made his girlfriend a digital love letter. (This video) Rather than emailing it to her or facebooking it, he posted it on youtube and is hoping she realizes it's about her. He has a pretty recognizable voice, so i'm guessing he thinks if she sees it, she'll know it's him. I think that's pretty freaking romantic. A modern day message in a bottle kind of. Seriously though ... what are the odds that she'll SEE IT ... and THEN PUT the pieces together that it's for her? Either way, this guy has got it BAD. Talk about love.
I wonder how long it will take to get an update!? If you see anything, let me know! I'll try and keep an eye on it too!
Tonight it's margarita's and mexican girls night followed by watching Boyfriend's hockey game. Have a good day ... don't forget to bundle up ... it's FINALLY brrrrrrr!
I'm already turning into one of those super annoying, cheery, holiday loving crazy people who insist everyone else be giddy all the time too. Yesterday our promotions director, Jill, gave me NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL CHRISTMAS and I've been playing it on repeat since. I love love LOVE Faith Hill's "Where are you Christmas" and Michael Buble's "Let it snow." Colbie Caillat has some sweet holiday music too. Toby Keith rocks out to some "Rockin around the Christmas tree" on this cd too. I'm pretty sure we have a bunch to give away on the air - so make sure you texted SANTA to 34235 so you know what's in Santa's sac - that's how you win!
I wrapped a few gifts last night. Ribbon curling is my FAVORITE. I can't wait to do some more tonight!
I love flash mobs. No one likes going to the crowded stores and malls during the holidays, but how awesome would it be for something like THIS to happen while YOU were shopping? In the digital age we live in, nothing go undocumented, thank god. This video is awesome.
Hey friends! I know most people dread going back to work after having a couple days off for a holiday, but it's the total opposite for me. I love having some structure . . . and being away for the past week was SO weird.Â Â I'm just glad to be here, excited to do a show today, and totally in full force holiday mode!Â Although I was supposed to just go home to RI for Thanksgiving and couple days after, there was a death in my family and I ended up going up a few days early - so I ended up being off the air for the entire week. My uncle passed away from cancer that spread pretty fast/bad. It didn't really hit me until I got to the funeral home and saw my aunt and cousins. The memories all started coming back to me . . . like the time he cut my cast OFF MY ARM when I was 11 because it was summer and I wanted to go to the water park with all of my cousins. I was scheduled to have it taken off that Monday by a professional, but did the at home method instead. My uncle SAWED at the arm for over an hour until we got it off. (I do NOT recommend you try that at home by the way.) He was remembered andÂ his life was certainlyÂ celebrated.
Thanksgiving was nice . . . kind of quiet, but i'll take quiet any day over hectic or problematic. My mom taught me how to bake my first apple pie ... the crust from scratch and all! We made caramel appletinis and had fun doing it. By the wayÂ - awesomely festive holiday drink.
So ... LOVE IS IN THE AIR because 3 of myÂ best friends got engaged over the holiday! This is totally the YEAR OF ENGAGEMENT in my social network ... most of my friends are 1 year older than me (from starting school early) so it seems like 25 is age. Thursday, Christine, who lives in New Orleans now, got engaged and on Friday, my best friend since I was like 5, Sarah, got engaged! It was really sweet and her fiance made sure we were all a part of it. He took her out to a birthday dinner and all of her family and friends were in the bar area of the restaurant waiting to surprise her right after he proposed. We all filed in to the dining area with her back to us, he got down on one knee and proposed. When she screamed "yes!" we all started cheering and clapping and she turned around SOOOOO surprised! (It is SO hard keeping a secret from this girl, so we were all SO happy that she got to have her special moment and really embrace the surprise of it all!)
Look how happy she is! :) Congrats Shawn and Sarah! Ahhh I can't wait to throw herÂ a bachelorette party ... and eeeeeee I love bridal showers!
And ... I admit ... I was dying to see boyfriend after being away for a week.Â Â I ended up going to NJ to visit him and his family on Saturday. His dad had friends over to play poker and they taught (err attempted to teach) me how to play. Somehow, don't ask me how, I ended up with a ton of chips.Â I want to plan a poker party now! I wonder how my girlfriends will feel about that. We shot some guns yesterday and I tore that target apart!
Thankfully now -Â it's back to the grind and I've done enough shopping to start wrapping presents. I'm gonna go dust off my headphones and find Jeff. I forgot what he looks like.Â XO
3 things I LOVE. Kids(tiny people), gift giving, andÂ receivingÂ mail. I got one of the BEST CARDS EVER today from the little lady below. (Her super crafty and thoughtful mom BLEW me away with this card!) I melted when I openedÂ this homemade THANK YOU card with PICTURES included on it! I mean really, how adorable. 2 weeks ago, boyfriend and I had a great double date with his co-worker and his wife. Before we went out, I wanted to meet their precious daughter, who I had only seen in facebook pictures before.
I brought her a lady bug Pillow Pet after seeing that she was a lady bug for Halloween. Apparently little kids LOVE Pillow Pets. MyÂ best friends daughter is OBSESSED with hers and loves giving it kisses. There's even an entire store in the Steamtown Mall that JUST SELLS PILLOW PETS!
The pictures in the card are of her enjoying the Pillow Pet! How awesome is that?! I HAD to share!
Thanks Wendy (and Pete . . . although I know you probably weren't involved in the cutting, pasting, and card assembly!) :) You've officially melted me andÂ I willÂ volunteer my child care services ANYTIME.
Not only was today PICTURE DAY, but also TORTURE TUESDAY. Ahh. I went to college and now I spend my day attaching binder clips to my face until I can't take anymore. Making mom proud. :)
We took some video at our photo session today and we grabbed some snapshots to show you here on the website! Kind of like behind the scenes candids. Usually we just pick the best picture and post the finished product, but we had so much fun today with Allison from Bolcavage Photography and we wanted to share! By the way, isn't it funny how weird you feel when a photographer positions you in a really weird pose and then you seen the picture and you look great? Yeah, we had WAY too much fun freaking out about that today!
Jeff and I have been brainstorming our show Christmas card for weeks now and have FINALLY come up with something to match last year's awesome card. The caption up last year's (below) was "Don we now our gay apparel." Sweet, huh? Haha I loved that ugly Christmas sweater!
Tomorrow is PICTURE day! We're working with Allison from Bocavage Photography and shooting our 2010 card! If you want to get on the mailing listÂ . . . just email me . . . Amanda@985krz.comÂ with your name and address! Fa la la la la! There's not much better than ugly christmas sweaters, but we're going to try out hardest to top it!
I had a hunch about this a few months ago and after last night I can confirm . . . drinking Coke Zero before bed WILL make you have weird dreams. More importatantly, dreams the kind of dreams you remembered pretty clearly. A bunch of us went to see the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and got to check out the backstage area before the show. I questioned if making Boyfriend come to a show like this would be the equivalent of dragging him to a chick flick, but he came and was pretty entertained by the crazy awesome light show they put on. I don't think it was total torture, but i'm not sure he would tell me even if it was. I did learn AFTER the show however, that boyfriend is not a fan of Christmas music. Ahhhh the things you learn about people as time goes on . . . and after you just made them sit through hours of Christmas on steroids. We had a great view from a suite and it's definitely the kind of show that'll get you in the holiday spirit . . . but HOLY . . . they play for a LONG TIME. Just when it felt like it was time for the show to be over, they said, "How did you enjoy the FIRST HALF of our show?" FIRST HALF?! Holy. I'm glad I finally got to see what everyone's been talking about!
With that said, i'm excited to be in full holiday force! Christmas cocktails, festive baking, holiday parties, and FINALLY a good reason to wear SEQUINS!!! Yeah, apparently sequins are back IN. PHEW. I bought a bunch of tops 2 years ago at Express and barely got to wear them. There's sequin all over this month's COSMO and the display at the GAP at The Shoppes at Montage. Bust out the sparkle ladies. . . and shine! :)
. . . but I what kind of message does it send? I've never claimed to be outdoorsy and unfortunately, I've never even been camping . . . so it was a surprise to me to see that these even exist! I was in Walmart this morning and walked by a PORTABLE TOILET. If you're into camping, this might be old news to you, but don't campers dig a hole and go in the woods?
When I saw this I immediately reached for it and my friend Tanya popped into my head. WE LOVE tailgating at concerts in the summer, but the one bummer is always waiting in a SUPER LONG LINE for the porti-potti. What do you think SHE'D think if I wrapped this up and gave it to her for Christmas? Part of me thinks she'd be LOVING LIFE and planning some tailgating extravaganza's for the summer . . . the other part of me thinks she'd ask for the gift receipt and tell me i'm an idiot. Can a portable potti qualify as a good gift? In our case, i'm going ot say yes. I'm still in awe.
Lady Antebellum kicked some serious butt at the CMA's last night. Their voices, the melody, the lyrics . . . they just create such sweet, blissful sounds. It's no wonder they won BEST SINGLE for "Need You Now" and Vocal Group of the Year at last night's CMA awards. Speaking of the CMA's . . . is anyone else AMAZED at the respect country artists have for eachother and their genre of music? It's such a community and they are so appreciative of their fan base. It all seems so genuine. Lady Antebellum performed one of the BEST songs off of their latest cd last night - check out their live performance of "Hello World" at the CMA's!
She's got blue eyes deep like the sea
That roll back when she's laughing at me
. . . but why do songs always sing about girls with blue eyes?! I wish someone would sing about us HAZEL eyed girls once in a while! Haha :) [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/JWiwuiT58Yc" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]
Makes you want to eat our faces, huh? CHOCOLATE CREATIONS is our HOT DEAL OF THE WEEK and they make some of the coolest chocolate concoctions! Starting tomorrow at 4pm, you can buy gift certificates for HALF PRICE! They can customize pretty much anything chocolate and sent us a different awesome treat for each day this week. Today we unwrapped chocolate microphones and guitars too!
God I'm getting sappy. I know it's really soon for Christmas music, but Hillary Scott from Lady Antebellum did this duet with Dave Barnes and I couldn't help myself. It's called CHRISTMAS TONIGHT and Jennifer Love Hewitt is in the video! Totally puts you in the mood to dress up, light some festive candles, wrap presents, bake a pie, drink wine, see family, trim a tree, and dance around it with someone sweet.
Incredible. One of my favorite memories as a kid was watching Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy with my Grandmother. Even though there were tv's all over the house, she would sit in the kitchen after the dishes were done and watch her shows. We'd yell out at the tv and try to make guesses at the puzzles. If you take pride is being a master Wheel of Fortune puzzle solver . . . you've GOT to see this girl get it right with 1 letter! Crazy awesome. [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/5NqpvHtARrM" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]
Yesterday I was SO excited to watch Chelsea Lately because Keenan Cahill was her guest. Well, I FEEL ASLEEP!!! So upsetting. A wicked hot shower, aromatherapy candles, and sleepytime tea knocked me out and I missed it. The second I woke up this morning I went straight to YOUTUBE and found his segment. Eeeeeeeee! Youtube cutester and Chelsea Handler :)
I guess there comes a time in every life when domestication just kicks in. For me, it started with some simple cupcakes a few months ago. Removing the sweaters and shoes from the oven was the first step . . . which has since brought me to a new place. Not only did I consult my mom yesterday on her meatball recipe and secrets, I also experimented with SPICES! So in the same weekend that I made the maiden voyage into meatball making, I also did 4 loads of laundry . . . and then FOLDED THEM ALL. Not only did the meatballs get rave reviews, but no one got sick . . . and that's really the true test of my cooking skills at this point. I'm a beginner at this. No one got sick = a huge success. Baby steps.
Saturday night boyfriend and I had a double date. :) We went to Desaki, which used to be called Shiro, in Swiftwater. I loveee hibachi . . . the atmoshphere and the YUM rice! Oh, the pomegranate martinis were pretty amazing too. We had an awesome time and I laughed so hard I cried. I mean really, what's better than bonding with another woman over your passion for Jo-Ann fabrics, cake making shows on TLC, and scrapbooking? We FINALLY saw SAW 3D after dinner and holy. I love the SAW series, but talk about gruesome. I actually covered my eyes like 5 times because it was THAT gross. There were a few "ah ha" moments and I can't be the only one left with unanswered questions, but it was still a good conclusion to it all. Who else is wondering who the OTHER 2 masked people were at the end? Is it just me, or did anyone else think the Detective and Jill were going to be revealed as secret lovers? Wild imagination, I guess.
My mom emailed me last night and all she wrote was "check out your father with Rihanna." Without knowing this special appearance even happened, I immediately googled Bon Jovi and Rihanna. VOILA! Rihanna and Bon Jovi rocked out some LIVIN ON A PRAYER on Saturday night - check it out! :) Rihanna kind of butchered it, but it's one of those songs you can't help but scream at the top of your lungs! [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/Kyh1gBkOF7A" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]
I've been hearing about this drink FOUR LOKO for months now and i've yet to see it in stores. It's supposed to be this crazy alcoholic energy drink that is equivalent to drinking 3-4 beers . . . which is insane and probably why they are banning it all over the place. Michigan just got on board with Utah to stop selling it statewide and I just read that PA is urging distributers to stop selling it too ... although, i've never even seen it. So, who's had it? Anyone reading ever drank them/experience bad things? I'm curious.
Switching gears . . . my holiday season officially began today . . . I decided on a gift wrap color scheme and made commitment/purchase. I bought wrapping paper, ribbon, and gift toppers. There's no turning back now. It might be time I started to think about/purchase some gifts to actually WRAP! Eeeeeeee! Fa la la la la!
Currently listening to HINDER! My mom emailed me this morning subject line : "My Hinder" asking when/if I planned on inviting her to their show in Allentown. She loves them and totally rocks out at concerts . . . the CROC ROCK is SUCH a fun place to see a show. Hinder is coming with Saving Abel and Default December 11 if you want to go by the way! It's a Saturday!
This is my FAVORITE Hinder song! THE BEST IS YET TO COME! :)
Hellooooo friends! :) Have you ever been into a BRAND new store before? It's kind of exciting. Nothing has been touched, everything is fresh out of a box, and everything is so clean. This is going to sound REALLY lame, but there's a brannnddddd new Walmart opening down the road in Pittston tomorrow and i'm seriously looking forward to popping in with hopes that they have Christmas wrapping paper/ribbon out already. I'm also praying they have a sweet craft section in this new one because Michaels is a solid 20 minutes away and that would just make my life complete. Ok, that's a little dramatic, but you catch my drift. Eee!
You know all of those funny youtube videos of people high on pain meds on their way home from the dentist that seem to just KEEP coming?!? Well I lived one last night. Boyfriend had an emergency root canal and was definitely not in the right mental state to go see Saw 3D . . . I always kind of assumed the people in the youtube videos were exaggerating how loopy they were acting, but no, it's definitely real. I was SO tempted to take out my FLIP camera and video him moving all slow and saying funny things, but I resisted.
This was the GEM that was all over the web last year. DAVID AFTER THE DENTIST. Hilarious and SO cute. I love when he says "Why is this happening to me?!"
Tonight i'm finally going to see SAW 3D with boyfriend. We watched the entire series over 2 movie marathons in October and I can't wait to finally see it all come together! Word is, it's awesome. I'll let you know what I think of it tomorrow. :)
Yesterday we had a double dose of Jeff Walker's in the studio and somehow got talking about how often you should wash your jeans. That can turn into a pretty heated debate. Geoff Walker, a new addition to the Scranton/Wilkes Barre Penguins joinedÂ us in studio and we welcomed him to the area by grilling him aboutÂ hockey groupies, (did you know they are referred to asÂ "PuckÂ Bunnies?")how much he spends on jeans, and where the Penguins hang out after games (Arena and Lucky's is where it's at by the way)Â But really, how often do you wash your jeans? Jeff waits until you can see visible stains on them (which is gross and clearly doesn't effect him much because he was wearing very visibly dirty jeans yesterday) and the otherÂ Geoff washes them about once a month. Listen here!
. . . listening to the new Thriving Ivory cd today . . . I can't pick a favorite song off of it, but this is one of my top picks! It's called SOME KIND OF HOME and I love the lyrics "I want to know where you go when you're dreaming, I want to see what you see when your eyes close"Â - wouldn't that be amazing to be able to actually SHARE a dream? All kinds of Inception creepiness, huh? Check it out :)
I love discovering new music to love and i've gotten emails that you like when I share . . . so i'm going to try and post what i'm listening to while I blog - todayÂ i'm listening to The Band Perry - If I Die Young. They are a country group, but it's not twangy, so I like them. Doesn't the girl in the group kind of look like Rachael McAdams the actress from The Notebook?
I just wrote the date and realized it's NOVEMBER! I was so excited about Halloween that I didn't think about how fast the past couple months have flown by. This weekend was awesome . . . but so many people are mad at me because I don't have a single picture of my costume. Boyfriend and I dressed up as Katy Perry and Elmo and literally left our costumes on for 10 minutes before taking them off to have fun. It's challenging to play beer pong with a big Elmo head and wig/veil on. I attempted to bring back ECTO COOLER in adult beverage form . . . it was delish and looked really fun too!
Ooooh late late Friday night I challenged the last men standing toÂ a SALTINE CHALLENGE at like, 3am . . . no one could do it it under a minute! IfÂ I had cinnamon, things would have gotten gross.
Saturday night we changed it up a little bit and had Pub Golf in Scranton. 9 bars = 9 holes . . . and each bar we had to drink a different drink. The scorecard/rule sheet was pretty detailed and at the end of the night, my team won!Â For the record, brain freeze can occur while chugging Blue Moon at the bar at the Hilton, Long Island Ice Teas at Merts, margaritas at Farleys. Needless to say, we spent Sunday in recovery mode and I watched the Sister Wives marathon. Speaking of - whoa. I was glued to the show and the dynamic of their family situation . . . but the only thing I could think about was what an emotional ROLLER COASTER is must be to be one of them.Â I wouldn't consider myself a jealous person, but I definitely couldn't SHARE a boyfriend/husband with another woman! It's obviously not for everyone . . . or legal for that matter, but that show is ADDICTING.
For some reason, I couldn't find this video ANYWHERE on Youtube. I LOVE this song . . . but what is up with Katy Perry and her boob obsession. Fireworks coming from her chest?! Yes, it's in this video. I enjoy her and this song is hot.
Today's my Friday! I'm off tomorrow and sooo excited to get all Halloweeeeeeened out! Have a great weekend! :)
I made a purchase this morning that is going to take my secret Halloween costume to a new level. I had a freaking BALL inside Jo-Ann Fabric in Edwardsville . . . by the way, all of their Halloween stuff for baking and decorating is all 60% off!
Moving on . . . I'm obsessed with the new Taylor Swift cd. It's so good and already on track to break all kinds of records for album sales! It's crazy all of the hidden messages in some of the songs too. Last night I mentioned some of my favorite songs on my facebook and it turned into a 20 comment thread about the cd and how much everyone likes it . . . one of my friends posted this link to a page that gets into the hidden meaning in some of the songs . . . it all seems to make sense. Here's the link if you're interested in decoding the songs and linking them to Taylor's many love interests! :) http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/ourcountry/67334/taylor-swift-reveals-song-subjects-in-hidden-messages/
She's SO talented - this is my favorite song on the cd, it's called "Enchanted." Check it out!
I LOVE this song. I like the idea of not really knowing where life is going to take you and dwelling in possibility, but let's be real at the same time . . . do guys really think like that? Picturing a wedding and a ring and a house with a dog?
I'm sitting here listening to Taylor Swift's radio takeover and so taken by her new music. It's so SWEET and kind of magical.Â Her new cd SPEAK NOW is out today and on it is a song called "Dear John," that we're actually going to talk about on the show today. Since all of her songs are about different guys she's dated, most people are assuming this song about John Mayer. The lyrics talk about 19 being kind of young, and he's in his 30's .Â .Â . we'll get to it on the show today, but think about this. She writes all of these FAIRYTALE-like songs about love and guys, but what kind of relationship did she REALLY have with some of these guys and how much of it is a fairytale she's just dreamed up to wrap up into a pretty song?
Eee! I love holidays . . . especially Halloween! I just made my appointment for HALLOWEEN MAKEUP for Friday! Last year, my friend Kelli did my LADY GAGA makeup and it was incredible. I can never get the eyelashes on right and she nailed it.Â If you need scary makeup done, she's awesome at that stuff too and has a few openings left Friday, Sat, and Sunday am's ... email me if you want to get in contact with her!
It's crazy how different people look with a wig on. I'll be wearing a wig this year too. I try really hard to keep my costumes a secret and this year it's harder than ever because i'm having a tough time putting it all together. I'm still needing a couple parts to the costume, but i'm thinking a trip to Jo-Ann Fabric is going to tie it all together. Dane Cook and I are dressing up together and it'll all make sense once I post the pics after Halloween. We have a pretty eventful weekend in the works and I bought the supplies to make Candy Apple jello shots! Yay Halloweeeeeeen!
Ok, i'm coming down from my sugar free AMP rush and I can tell you about Saturday. My boyfriend with boobs (Tanya) and I, had a girls night that was filled with Caramel Apple martinis, movies, and wine.Â It was really lovely ... I finally got to see The Social Network, which was AMAZING. It's so crazy how this one idea changed the way we socialize and interact in such a short amount of time ... and resulted in the world's youngest BILLIONAIRE. I laughed out loud through so much of the movie because his GENIUS intellect was hilarious and the references he was making were just ON. After that movie we walked to Bart and Urby's for Caramel Apple-tinis and chick chat. It was a perfect night . . . until we saw PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2 which, i'm sorry, sucked. The first hour was BORING and the last half hour was just dumb. I didn't like the first one either, just tried to give the second some more credit considering someone thought it was worthy of being released. You'd think, with the help of a few adult beverages, it would have been at the very least TOLERABLE. Nope.
All week we've been playing KRZ flashbacks to celebrate KRZ and Jeff's 30th anniversary . . . and last night we successfully pulled off a surprise anniversary dinner for him! Jeff LOVES hibachi, so we had it at Sho-Gun at The Woodlands and it was a great time!
It seems like there is everything BUT music on MTV and VH1 with the insane number of reality shows airing on both networks. This morning I turned on the tv and it was still on VH1 from watching the new Bret Michael's new show on Monday night. This video was just starting and I was glued. The new 30 SECONDS TO MARS song CLOSER TO THE EDGE. It's sweet, powerful, and moving. Check it out. :) I think I like the commentary from the fans in the video more than the song itself, although, I love the song too. The impact music has on people is incredible.
This week we're celebrating KRZ's 30th anniversary which is also Jeff's 30th anniversary. Crazy huh? It's such an amazing accomplishment to work at the same place for 30 years and so often within the radio industry, people move all over the place and rarely stay put in one place for long. Congrats Jeff! I'm taking him to dinner tonight to celebrate :)
This weekend = PERFECT Fall weather. Who's with me? The leaves are FINALLY crunchy, every coffee serving establishment has the pumpkin spice brewing, and I carved a pumpkin on Saturday . . . it's the most wonderful time of the year! I also met Dane Cook's family over the weekend in NJ and unfortunately I don't have a single horror story to report back! haha :) They were all awesome, so sweet, and I laughed so hard that I cried. Laughter is contagious man . . . once his Gramma got going, everyone was in stitches. His mom also made some pretty awesome sauce . . . now that i'm dating an Italian, do I have to learn how to make sauce, or can Emeril's sauce in a jar still cut it?
DC and I also decided on our Halloween costumes. I really don't think anyone else is thinking of it . . . so we're going for it. I'm going to do my best to keep it a secret until Halloween, but if anyone knows where I can get a good black wig that can be curled, email me! :)
I got an email over the weekend asking if I was dating the REAL Dane Cook so maybe I should clarify . . . Dane Cook is the nickname we gave my bf. :) People tell him he looks like Dane Cook, I think more like Ryan Reynolds-ish, but Dane Cook won. If I was dating the real Dane Cook, I'd probably have to be a lot funnier to keep up with him and my poor short term memory doesn't allow room for joke telling. The best I can do is "What do you call a man with no arms and no legs" jokes and I even tell THOSE wrong half of the time.
. . . and because I LOVE him and he graces us with new performances on a regular basis, here's the latest!
Last night I turned my kitchen into Halloween Cupcake Headquarters. You know, ever since I cleared the shoes out of my over i've found I really like baking! The weird thing is, I don't even LIKE cupcakes . . . but I love baking them . . . well, I love decorating them! :)
Confession : IÂ have aÂ weird passion for drink coolers at convienence stores. Wow, that's such a strange thing to admit out loud, but I just love beverages . . . especially awesome sugar free ones that come PACKED with ENERGY! This is not an endorsement, but trust me i'd jump at the chance to get one. I just discovered that FREAKING SUGAR FREE AMP is the bomb.com. I've been a big fan of the lo-carb Monster drink, but I saw that AMP had a new sugar free energy drink at Turkey Hill this morning when I was getting my coffee fix, so I picked one up.Â Let meÂ just say, it's a party in my mouth every sip I take. It looks like this and I'm already thirsting for another one! :)
I think it's safe to say that most people can't stand when a movie is predictable . . knowing what's going to happen next or figuring out how a movie is going to end when it just started is so annoying. Last night I saw Case 39 with my boyfriend with boobs, Tanya, and whoa. A half hour in, I couldn't even begin to imagine where the movie was going. I gasped out loud a few times throughout and covered my eyes twice. While it wasn't scary, it was full of suspense and SO worth seeing! I'm not gonna lie, I totally checked behind my shower curtains when I got home though. :) Yes, it was one of "those" movies.
On a side note, I've got to give Eminem props. Yesterday we were talking about how he says he can rhyme ANYTHING, even a crazy hard to rhyme with word like "orange." He made it happen. We challenged eachother to come up with a rap rhyming with "apple" and holy . . . mine is going to suck really bad, but it should be hilarious. It barely even rhymes and I know Jeff is going to attack me for it, but hey, here goes . . . 5:45! :)
I totally just returned the rental car I had from the weekend and left my gym stuff in the back seat. Let's hope that's not a sign of how today is going to go. On the bright side, i'm drinking some pretty perfect pumpkin spice coffee from TURKEY HILL. Umm yeah, their coffee is pretty much rocking my world lately. :)
Hope you had a great weekend . . . I couldn't have asked for a better one! It was the PERFECT weekend to drive up to New England . . . the weather was awesome and everything just kind ofÂ fell into place. Dane Cook and I checked out the Cliff Walk in Newport on Friday before heading to my mom's for dinner where we ended the night playing kings . . . the most ridiculous drinking game that left me with my chin on the table for most of the night. Saturday we went to Â Salem . . . probably one of the coolest places to be this time of year. There is so much going on and so many cool stories to hear about the town and the witch trials. If you're intoÂ making fun, festive, seasonal drinks . . . I had hot apple cider with dark rum on Saturday night and it became my new happy place. SO DELISH! I may have liked it moreÂ than I might normally because it was really cold out and we were outside on the water . . . but either way, it was pretty much awesome. Â We stayed at Jeff's house in Beverly which was less than 10 minutes away and so nice!
Last night was POLE DANCING 101 at G Club 10 and our winners had so much fun! Thanks to Autumn at G Club for teaching our class some sexy moves and skills ont he pole! :)
I love everything about this season . . . even the awful feeling of not being able to get warm after a hot shower at night. Crunchy leaves, pumpkin spice everything, traditional holidays, brisk air, and especially the foliage. If you've never been to New England in the Fall, it's totally something to try and make happen at some point. I don't really know WHY the seasons change to significantly there, but they do, and holy gorgeousness. You can even just drive interstate 95 north and see the amazing colors all around you! That's my plan this weekend. Head home to RI tomorrow (yes I have the day off and you're stuck with just Jeff) to hang with the fam, have some drinks by a fire, and take in the scenery. Oh, did I mention Dane Cook is coming with? He's never been to Salem and done the whole witch thing, so we're going up there on Saturday for the day/night. Ahhh Salem is SO awesome in October. There are so many cool things to see and do . . . like this . . . http://www.witchdungeon.com/witchdungeon.html
. . . witch trial reenactments! I'm fascinated by it all. There's even a trial you can be a part of and be on the jury! We are sooooo doing it. I'll take lots of pics and post about it Monday! XO Have a great weekend! :)
Brrrrrrrrrr! I love a good chill in the air . . . but hello HOODIE! Fingers crossed no one gets their fingers caught in the umbrella today. Was it just me, or does it seem like as child whenever you used an umbrella your fingers would get caught when it was time to CLOSE the umbrella??!! Such a traumatic experience, i'm forever scarred. Thankfully, I think umbrellas have improved and most close without a painful experience.
I woke up thinking CHRISTMAS. More specifically thinking about what colors I want to wrap gifts with this year. Is anyone else obsessed with gift wrap and already plotting their ribbon, paper, bow, and card color scheme? Something might be wrong with me, but I guess things could be worse. I wish my mind wasn't troubled with thoughts like these in OCTOBER. Really. Last year I went with silver and purple, the year before red and gold, and the year before that was my favorite ... silver, white, and turquoise. Ooooh I loved that. Maybe i'll repeat, you think anyone will notice?
Look what I found today!!! He's baaaaaaaaaaaack! Ahhh I love this little dude.
Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! PERFECT Fall weather = one happy me! I stole this picture from Doug Currin, you may know fromÂ WBRE. He always seems to snap the funniest things from life and upload them to facebook. This being my recent FAV . . . how awesome is that? I bet his son got stuck with APPLES to play with that day. That or a mini My Little Pony.
I had a Saw movie marathon with Dane Cook yesterday in preparation for SAW 3D coming out this month! It's so weird how when you see each of the movies seperated when they came out, it SORT of seemed like the same thing over and over . . . but when you watch them back to back, there's an intricate plot underneath it all. I'm soooooo looking foward to the new one. Ahhh ... there's going to be lots of blood squirting, saws drilling, and gun shots blasting into our faces! Eee! We also had a Wii bowling battle and my competitive side came out. I won :) and there was a pretty steep bet on the line. Winner gets total control of the losers facebook for an entire day. Ooooh i'm already plotting the silly, uber feminine things I want to post.
My best bud Dana also came to town this weekend to hang :) We didn't really plan the night ahead of time and ended up downing the traditional 3 bottles of champagne BEFORE we got ready toÂ go out. Thankfully, it doesn't look like a person under the influence did her makeup... but that was definitely the case! People say we look like sisters, but that's just because I do her makeup identical to mine :) lol
Jeff and I were JUST talking about the hilarious captions people put under their facebook pictures. You know, the ones where the person posts like 30 pictures that are almost identical, but underneath they write things like "this is my sexy face," "this is my sad face," or a caption that begs for comments like "I don't think I look cute in the one, what do you think?" My favorite, err, well, not so much, but the funniest is the increasingly more popular to make fun of pose, the duck face.
This video is making it's way around facebook today and I had to share. Maybe it'll act as a service to those who forgot how to smile and insist on making this face in pictures. Ladies, smiling is pretty. It's natural and I think most guys would agree that it's way sexier than the silly duck face. Let's start an anti-duck face revolution. BE THE CHANGE! :) Thanks Linden for the vid!
I haven't watched this video in months and my friend just posted it on my facebook - i'm lierally crying laughing. For ANYONE who's ever gotten their nails done, this is the funniest thing ever. The couple that owns the nail place near my apartment are SO SWEET, but they ask the funniest questions and most of the time I have NO IDEA what they are saying. It's always "You pick color. You like pedicure too? Pedicure is nice. So sexy. You have boyfriend?" It's hilarious, but every woman can relate to than uneasy feeling when they start speaking another language all fast right in front of you. You can't help but to get a complex and feel like they are talking about you. Ahh this video is the best. Be prepared to cry laughing.
If you're in the mood to check out some new music, this is what i'm listening to today. I bought the A ROCKET TO THE MOON cd a few months ago and this is one of my favorite songs on the cd. It's called LIKE WE USED TO. It's kind of depressing, but really sweet at the same time. Love the sound.