ugh… and uggs.

November 29, 2010 at 10:27 am | Posted in Confessions, NaBloPoMo, Rants and Raves | Leave a comment

the long thanksgiving weekend is over. sad face. it was a great one too, filled with things to do but also surprisingly relaxing.

my sister and i figured out her cell phone issue. thanksgiving was yummy, as usual. the key lime pie that i made was pretty good. everyone seemed to like it so i might have to try other recipes. cooking is becoming fun for me. finally. only took 29 years.

the pitt/wvu game was COLD!! bf and i were smart and parked at the casino for free (he has a black diamond card so i guess that means free parking during games?) and “tailgated” in there where it was warm. our seats were in the shade and up pretty high so the first half of the game, we were cold. we moved to a sunnier part of the stadium for the second half and it wasn’t quite as cold but pitt did not play well. we left a little after the fourth quarter began.

dinner at the georgetown inn wasn’t bad. probably not worth the price tag but it was good. i had meant to take some pictures of pittsburgh from mount washington after dinner but it was way too cold and windy to hang out outside for much longer than it took to walk back to the car.

the pens game went a lot better. they won 4 to 1 with crosby getting a hat trick. i got lots of compliments on my green crosby jersey. i guess people haven’t really seen it before. that’s what i was going for when i got it!

we went bowling saturday night. it was the first time i’ve been bowling in about two years and i did pretty well. i broke 100 points each game so… that’s good right?

sunday, was more stressful than necessary because, once again, the steelers forgot that football games have four quarters and decided to suck pretty hardcore towards the end of the game. suisham/sepulveda (nom x2) won that game for pittsburgh. and troy polamalu.

now, it’s monday. not only is it monday, but it’s the first day back after a long weekend and those are always the hardest. not to mention when i woke up this morning, my phone told me it was a mere 29 degrees outside. and i haven’t felt good since last night. put all of that together and what do you get? bleh. that’s about how i feel right now.

and now, a confession. i have been very anti-uggs for years. i’ll say it again; i’m not the most trendy person in the world. i’d like to be, but there are some things i just can’t get behind. uggs, skinny jeans, leggings (or worse, jeggings), jeans tucked into boots (although i’m starting to come around on that one), etc… and then, my brother and his girlfriend bought me these for my birthday:

(photo credit:

seriously the most comfortable, warmest, softest things i have ever put my feet into. but yes, they are considered slippers and yes, as i type this blog at work, they are on my feet. i really have no shame.

except that i do. so, since dsw sent me a coupon for $25 off a purchase of $50 or more, i’m currently on their website looking for something similar and a tad more work appropriate. while it might not actually be uggs (holy $$$$ batman!), it may be something similar. i mean, they’re like a winter version of flipflops! you can wear them with almost anything! and we all know how i feel about my flipflops…


ten on tuesday

November 16, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Posted in Confessions, NaBloPoMo | 2 Comments

i have a good idea for a blog post but i’m working out the kinks. sorta. while i do that, read my answers to these questions that i saw on roots and rings via doniree!

1. What is your favorite breakfast pastry?
cheese danishes

(photo credit: closet cooking)

2. Were you ever in a Thanksgiving or Christmas play?
not a *play* but my preschool class sang a bunch of christmas songs one day for the parents. i have video. it’s cute.

3. What is your favorite clothing accessory?
i’m not the most stylish person in the world so i don’t have many clothing accessories but i dig my scarves. i hate having a cold neck so i have a lot of them.

4. What is your favorite item of clothing?
this is a tough one, because again, i’m not very stylish. though i’d like to be! i really like my hooded sweatshirts. nothing is better than pulling one of those over your head on a cool fall day.

5. What is your favorite color and why?
black. i wear a lot of black. it matches everything. it’s easy to accessorize (when i actually accessorize). it’s apparently slimming. and most black cars look awesome after a fresh wash/wax. my second favorite color would have to be purple.

6. What is your favorite type of Christmas cookie?
snickerdoodles!!! it’s also a really funny word. i like funny words.

7. What is your favorite scent (food, perfume/lotion)?
chanel chance, acqua di gio, spackle (i’m weird, i get it), coconut lime verbena body lotion from bath and body works, and thanksgiving dinner cooking.

8. What is your favorite household cleaner?
windex. i use it for everything and it’s actually pretty effective.

9. When you were a kid what did you want to be when you grew up? And what did you actually grow up to be?
i wanted to be a lawyer and an actress and a singer. i am none of those. but i still wouldn’t mind being any of them. as for what i grew up to be, that is still to be determined…

10. What is the last song or album you bought?
tchaikovsky – the nutcracker… don’t judge me. i’m hoping i get to go see that this christmas!


confession #7

November 9, 2010 at 8:27 pm | Posted in Confessions, NaBloPoMo | Leave a comment

it makes me sad when i log on to google reader and see that someone that writes a blog i really like hasn’t posted something that day.

confession #6

October 25, 2010 at 11:56 pm | Posted in Confessions | Leave a comment

i keep a pair of flipflops in my bathroom for the sole purpose of killing any wildlife that may wander in there. thousand-leggers, spiders, random green spider-like bugs with lots of legs that i’ve never seen before in my life… they all die thanks to old navy’s 2 pairs for $5 deal. thanks old navy.

and p.s. (confession #5?)

September 7, 2010 at 12:26 am | Posted in Confessions | Leave a comment

i watched twilight last night. what is happening to me?

why i (finally) made the switch and got an iphone and why my life will never be the same

June 4, 2010 at 2:55 am | Posted in Confessions, Rants and Raves | 3 Comments

have you ever been in a long, lengthy relationship with someone who, after coasting through life with not even so much as a speed bump on the road, they do something so retarded you can’t bear the sight of them any longer?

that is how i feel about verizon. and the blackberry storm.

it all started in november of 1999. i had just turned 18 and, rather than get a tattoo to show my independence, i got my belly button pierced. then a few days later, i got my first cell phone. the nokia 5180i.

it was cheap, it had that cool ass snake game, and it had interchangable faceplates… everything that’s important to an 18 year old girl. then a little while later, i got this random software upgrade and – oh my god – suddenly, i could text. my world was turned upside-down.

flash forward 10 years later to august of 2009. i get a text from verizon (my 18 year old mind would have been blown) which says i can now get a new phone at the new contract price even though my current contract didn’t end for another year. all i had to do was sign another two year agreement. no big deal. i’ve had their service for 10 years and didn’t plan on switching any time soon so i figured i would go to the store and take a look around.

and there it was. the blackberry storm. the phone that came out mere months after i got my coveted LG voyager and i kicked myself repeatedly for not waiting a little longer before i got a new phone because this… this was what i REALLY wanted. and not only that, i could get it for FREE. after a mail-in rebate of course.

i was sold. this was the latest “iphone competitor” so it had to be good right? RIGHT?!

i immediately fell in love. it was my first “smartphone” and look at all the shit it can do!! email! facebook! internet! youtube! i didn’t put the thing down for weeks.

all of that happiness started to melt away when i got the dreaded clock symbol for the first time. my phone was frozen, something people warned me about before i got it. but did i listen? nooooooo… so after a few months of wrestling with the stupid thing, i was fed up. my memory, according to the device’s memory meters, was almost completely empty so i could not figure out what was wrong with it. i email customer service at verizon saying that the phone basically sucks any more and i’d like to get a new phone. i stated that i had been a loyal customer of theirs for 10 years and i didn’t want to switch to another carrier but that i felt i had no choice since i was paying for a phone which virtually didn’t work. a rep from verizon emailed me back saying i could take my phone to a verizon store and they would order me a refurbished blackberry to replace my current one. they also let me know what my cancellation fee would be if i did decide to go that route.

bottom line: not helpful at all. i was slightly shocked considering how helpful verizon customer service has been in the past. but i understand, rules are rules.

so one day, after having to pull the battery out of my blackberry literally all day long, i stopped at the verizon store a few blocks from my office to have them look at my phone and figure out what was wrong with it. it was 5:15pm and the store closes at 6. how dare i come in when they have all but 45 minutes left in their day!! the tech guy basically takes my phone, tells me about all the things i have on it that are apparently taking up memory even though my memory is almost empty, then proceeds to delete EVERYTHING. email, apps, even those pesky apps that verizon forces to all of their phones… everything was gone except photos and my contacts. he hands it back to me and says, “there. now it should work.”

seriously? the phone is empty. what is the point of paying for a phone that doesn’t work unless it’s empty? but… i bite my tongue, leave the store (with 15 minutes to spare before closing) and vow to go to another store later that night. less than an hour later, my phone freezes again. i’m livid.

i marched right to the nearest at&t store and immediately felt like i was doing something wrong upon entering. i felt like i was cheating on verizon even though they did me dirty. to make myself feel better about all the cheating, i got myself a shiny new iphone 3GS.

and… holy crap… blackberry? eat your frozen little heart out. this thing is amazing. it’s fast. i already have a shit ton of apps on it (most of which i’ll end up deleting but downloaded for test purposes) and it still runs smooth as hell. i have yet to find a place where service doesn’t exist (one of the many reasons i waited so long to get an iphone – at&t’s service notoriously isn’t as good as verizon – i’ve tested it myself) and haven’t dropped a call yet. like most of apple’s products, it is very user friendly. and i don’t think i’ve put it down since the at&t man handed it to me. let’s hope i’m not eating these words a year from now.

(and before i get comments – ha! – about how i should have waited to get the droid incredible or the iphone 4G that’s coming out soon or any phone other than the iphone that i got, save it. i’ve wanted an iphone for years but couldn’t bring myself to switch to at&t. verizon pushed me over the edge that day. we’ll see how i feel once this contract is up. it’s only two years.)

(i like to use parenthesis.)

UPDATE: a couple days after writing this post, i went to turn my blackberry on so i could sync it to my computer to get all my pictures off of it and the damn thing wouldn’t even turn on. fully charged! wouldn’t turn on! this means that something was definitely wrong with it but thanks to mr. tech guy’s reluctance to help me, verizon lost a customer.

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confession #2

March 23, 2010 at 3:07 pm | Posted in Confessions | Leave a comment

sitting at work, listening to my ipod and “tearin up my heart” by nsync came on. this made me extremely happy. reminds me of the moment when my justin timberlake crush started. ahhhhh…

don’t judge me.

confession #1

March 10, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Posted in Confessions | 1 Comment

sometimes i wear my earbuds on the bus with my ipod turned off. some mornings, it’s just too early for music and also, if crazy people try to talk to me, i can pretend i don’t hear them. i’m slightly anti-social like that.


March 4, 2010 at 10:15 am | Posted in Confessions, Rants and Raves | 3 Comments

this has been an odd week. it started off with me wanting to rip the head off of anyone who looked at me cross-eyed on monday and tuesday. that feeling crept up on me as early as 8:30am monday morning and continued well into wednesday. wednesday afternoon, it was like a switch turned off and all of a sudden i was fairly calm and cool . i still wasn’t very happy but nobody was in imminent danger for doing something as stupid as speaking to me. wednesday night — and i am deeply ashamed to say this even though in my opinion, it could be worse — i paid to download a taylor swift song. yeah. i know. I KNOW! i hope that $1.29 i spent gets her far.

(i feel the need to start a “confessions” series on this blog for things like this. i might just have to.)

today, the sun is out. i feel like i haven’t seen the sun in months. and when i say the sun is out, i mean it is OUT! i almost had to put my sunglasses on. i’m okay with that. i’m not complaining. it’s march. in pittsburgh. and the sun is out.

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