Saturday, November 12, 2011


Sunday, January 2, 2011


Congratulations to Sarah for winning my December Mean People Suck Giveaway. She is the winner of a Starbucks giftcard. Yay!

Just a little thought for everyone in 2011....

Wishing you and those in your life a very Happy and Healthy New Year.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Just signed up for my first race of the season for 2011. Triathlon season here I come!

Do you have any good suggestions for races for next year? Let me know.
Also, I am looking for a good training program- anyone have any suggestions?

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A December to Remember

Everyone has their ups and downs- but my December has been a roller coaster of events! I thought I would do a little recap. As I mentioned in my earlier post, my friend A took me for a little pick me up to her friends salon. I had the whole package, highlights, manicure and pedicure....all while being offered pumpkin martinis. Fabulous. Here was the final product :

I am definitely a fan...and the next day at work I got a million compliments :) Yay. Thanks A. You are really a wonderful friend and I appreciate your support immensely!

But then, stress impeded my life. After having a nice relaxing lunch with R, I hopped in my car and began driving to the local shopping mall just before Christmas. One car slammed on their breaks, and then another slammed on theirs, then I slammed on mine and smash....I ran into the guys hitch- went through my license plate. Fabulous. Poor R had to deal with my hysterics- thank you to him for being so calming in my crazy state. Luckily, I was ok and the family in front of me was ok. But my pretty car....was not:

4500.00 worth of damage. Ugh. Thankfully, I have very good insurance. This was my first accident ever. But still, it sucked. 

Work came to a close quite smoothly. Now I have an 11 day break- a nice time a relax. But before I left, I was showered with gifts. Wow.....I am loved :)

Finally, right before the holidays I decided that I needed to gain some control on this stressful time of the year. My trainer, who is always wonderful began a food service plan. Basically it provides you with the exact portions that you need. So it started- 4 perfectly portioned meals a day (two shakes, two meals). It is a pretty amazing business- check him out if you are in the area:

I did not know what to expect- my first delivery arrived like this:


Let me tell you, the food is absolutely yummy. Hope this works! I will track my progress starting this week. A really great and affordable way to jump start the new year! New workout routine, new eating style, new beginnings!

I am going into this new year with a positive outlook. I am not going to lie, December kinda sucked for so many reasons. The main thing that made me cringe is the presence of lies. I have realized that once someone begins on a path of lies, there is no turning back and no one is safe. If someone lies to me they just as well are probably lying to you. A harsh reality that I have had to come to terms with. But, all I can do is stay true to myself. I will not perpetuate lies, I am an honest and genuine person to a fault. Life will go on and I will be okay, hey we made it this far, here's to a wonderful and prosperous 2011!

Music Music Music

I have had some downtime this week and have been looking into new artists...I stumbled upon this one some time ago on So You Think You Can Dance and then again today...I am a fan....thought I would share :)

Christina Perri

Great sound. Check her out :)

Ten on Tuesday

1. What was the number one item on your Christmas wishlist?
Definitely my North Face jacket. I am addicted!
2. Did you get the number one item on your Christmas wishlist?
Yes I did! Love it! I also got some other really nice things this year including a triathlon bathing suit, Coach gloves, workout gear and a very sweet and heartfelt card from R. Christmas doesn't have to be all about gifts, sometimes it is just some loving words that make the difference.  
3. How long has it been since you’ve had a pedicure?
December 18 :) My friend A decided that I needed a pick me up and took me to her friends salon for highlights, a manicure and pedicure (red of course). By the way, all of these services were complimented by a pumpkin martini. Yes, I will return to this place :) (hair pictures to follow)
4. How cold is it in your city today?
Freaking freezing. We just had a blizzard here in NY (see picture below)
5. How many pillows do you sleep with?
Two. I like my pillows firm.
6. Can you roll your tongue?
Random question, but yes. 
7. Do you always buy the same mascara or do you try new ones each tube?
I usually stick with Clinique products for my mascara- buying the same one each time. Occasionally, I go over to Sephora and treat myself- but normally it is the same one over and over. 
8. What’s your favorite cookbook?
I am not a big cookbook person- so I cannot say that I can answer this one sorry!
9. What was your first pet?
My first pet was a cocker spaniel named Barney (way pre- purple dinosaur). He was a great dog, but I definitely tortured him as a child- pulling his ears. Hey, I was a baby and did not know any better. 
10. Do you wear jewelry on a daily basis?
Yes I do. I wear my wedding band and engagement ring everyday on my finger. As well, I always wear my David Yurman bracelet on my left arm. 

Thanks again to Roots and Rings for this weeks Ten on Tuesday!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Good tunes...

Just saw this and thought I would share....I always love these lists through AE College Radio....check it out on Pandora here!

What a list!

(Song - Artist)
  • 100 Yard Dash Raphael - Saadiq
  • Accusations - The Juan Maclean
  • All Yr Songs - Diamond Rings
  • Ambling Alp Yeasayer
  • American Boy Estelle
  • Audience - Cold War Kids
  • Baby Fratelli - The Fratellis
  • Baby Lee Teenage Fanclub
  • Backseat - Darker My Love
  • Bombay - El Guincho
  • Boy - Ra Ra Riot
  • Boyz - M.I.A.
  • Bright Lit Blue Skies - Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
  • Camera Talk - Local Natives
  • Can You Discover? Discovery
  • Cannibal Resource - The Dirty Projectors
  • Charmless Man - Blur
  • Cinco - The Ruby Suns
  • Cold Love Tim Kasher
  • Collector - Here We Go Magic
  • Come Wander - Delorean
  • Constellations - Darwin Deez
  • Coronado - Deerhunter
  • Could It Be Mackintosh Braun
  • Dancing On My Own (Rex The Dog Extended Remix) Robyn
  • Dashboard - Modest Mouse
  • Days Of Our Lives - Restless People
  • Don't Back Down - Restless People
  • Don't Look Back in Anger - Oasis
  • Doubt - Delphic
  • Down For So Long - The Rapture
  • Empty Room Arcade Fire
  • Everything Is Everything - Phoenix
  • Fatalist Palmistry - Why?
  • Fight Test The Flaming Lips
  • Fools Gold The Stone Roses
  • For Reasons Unknown - The Killers
  • Forever And Ever Amen - The Drums
  • Fortress - Pinback
  • Get Lucky - New Young Pony Club
  • Golden Skans - Klaxons
  • Heard It On The Radio - The Bird And The Bee
  • Heartbeat Song - The Futureheads
  • Holiday - Vampire Weekend
  • Hollywood - Marina & The Diamonds
  • I Can Talk - Two Door Cinema Club
  • I Wanna Be Sedated - The Ramones
  • I Want You - Fefe Dobson
  • Infinity Guitars - Sleigh Bells
  • Intergalactic - Beastie Boys
  • Islands Sink - Chin Up Chin Up
  • Janglin' - Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
  • Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
  • Kickstarts - Example
  • Kilojoules - Freelance Whales
  • Led To The Sea - Jenny Owen Youngs
  • Let's Get Out Of Here Les Savy Fav
  • Let's Go Surfing - The Drums
  • Light Up The Night - Black Eyed Peas
  • Like A Hitman, Like A Dancer - A.C. Newman
  • Little Secrets - Passion Pit
  • Love And Do What You Will - Ceo
  • Love Is Noise - The Verve
  • Me And The Moon - The Drums
  • Month Of May - Arcade Fire
  • Move - CSS
  • No Mercy Ceo
  • No More Pirates - Chris Garneau
  • North By North - Faded Paper Figures
  • Not Like Any Other Feeling - The Thermals
  • Odessa - Caribou
  • One - Sky Ferreira
  • Pack Up Eliza Doolittle
  • Parade Of Punk Rock T-Shirts - Maritime
  • Paris - Friendly Fires
  • Quarry Hymns - Land Of Talk
  • Search Party Small Black
  • The Captive Mind - The Helio Sequence
  • The Hair Song - Black Mountain
  • When I'm Small - Phantogram

Blizzard of '10

Soooooooo snowy. 

Nothing like a good snowstorm in NY (except for the shoveling of course).

Great time to snuggle under the covers.

Happy Holidays!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas in NY

Hope everyone had a very merry christmas. I can't believe the holidays are over already! These weeks really seemed to fly! Although I wasn't the best shopper or card giver this year- I still had some time to celebrate! Our yearly tradition of going into the city was a success! There is nothing like walking around NY for the holidays. Sometimes pictures are better than words!

We saw a play.....and our seats weren't too bad :)

Second row!

We dined...

(cousin k and aunt l)

Walked around...

And of course hit Rockefeller Center!

(mom and aunt l)

There is nothing like the holidays in NY. 

Hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas!

We did :)

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas eve

Merry Christmas eve everyone!

Today went well, pretty low key. Christmas eve lunch with the family followed up by a movie with R. Good times all around. It is always nice to be surrounded by people that love you. I am extremely lucky to have so many wonderful people in my life. 

Hope everyone has a very happy holiday!

Headed to bed with a little piece of my family tradition....the good ol' yule log. Merry Christmas!