Wednesday, July 29, 2009


The picture below does not do my hair justice ... it is so much worse. I think the light from the flashed actually helped my hair in this picture.

Ok, so for anybody who has ever gotten highlights and maintained your highlights they recommend going every 6 weeks. Well obviously this depends on how fast your hair grows and mine is very speedy currently.

Let me back up, I use to be able to look at my hair and say yikes I need to get my highlights touched up and then call for an appointment. Usually within 2-3 days I would have an appointment and all would be right in the world. Well that was my old hairdresser up in Medford who has since left the salon. I decided that I wasn't driving up through Boston for some other person so I decided to find a salon a little closer to me.

One of my friends recommended a place in Weymouth and although that is not next door my friends hair always looks great so I decided why not. When I first got my hair highlighted and cut I loved it. It looked great and the hairdresser was cool. She was sweet with a touch of rock. I liked her and when I went it was like going for a therapy appointment although I left feeling good on the inside and looking good on the outside. It was a win win.

So several weeks passed (hey it was the summer) and suddenly I looked in the mirror and thought oh god I need to get my roots dones asap. Well of course I waited another week before I even called and when I did call I was shocked to know they couldn't get me in within 2-3 days it was more like 2-3 weeks. WHAT! (now mind you I prefer to go on a Saturday because my work schedule is a little hectic during the week and Route 3 rush hour traffic scares me) I was shocked. I spoke with my friend and she was like "oh ya, they are really busy so I book my next appointment before I leave". ok so I could do that but that would require planning ahead and its not something I ever have done with my hair. I figured I would try it next time because damn my hair was looking bad and I never wanted to go through this again.

So my next appointment went great, loved the hair and when I went to pay I also went to book another appointment. (Go me) Well after I wiped my bank account clean from that experience (they are not the cheapest place) I decided I didn't need to go every 6 weeks .. I was sure I could make it at least 7 weeks. Man, I was wrong. I am dying and my hair appointment isn't even till this coming Saturday. It seems like forever. I think I really need to go every 5 weeks because my hair has grown almost 1 1/2 inches since my last appointment which means it is showing a lot of root and sad to say a lot of tiny gray hairs. Oye.

Come on Saturday .. get here sooner!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Wedding Entrance

Thanks for passing this on Maria. If I only had seen this before I got married ...

Monday, July 27, 2009

Random rants from this weekend

hubby: (Comes in after working on the yard) Oh thats what I smell (see's me eating a slice of pizza) I think I might have some.

me: There is one slice left.

hubby: Huh,(just stares at me)

me: Well I had some last night and then some earlier too. What, I have CRAMPS!!

Then later on ....

hubby: Ugh, I don't want to go out tonight.

me: Ya, well we won't get there till 9pm anyway.

hubby: What time is it now?

me: Well its almost 3pm but it doesn't starts till 7pm .. who the hell goes to the bar at 7pm .. what are we in high school.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Real Conversations

True text conversation from last night with one of my friends:

B: Have you ever had butt sex?

Me: Um no ... are you thinking of trying it?

B: I think I like him.

Me: Oh God. no you don't like him that much and he doesn't get anal till you get a huge rock.

B: HaHa! He has done it twice! Gross!

Me: Seriously. Damn! Charlotte's (from Sex & The City) don't like anal. (side coversation she is SUCH a Charlotte - she once told a guy at the end of the date that she doesn't kiss on the first date and that she was a Charlotte)

B: I love you

Me: Love you too

Those are just my random night conversations .. got to love friends!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Sometimes Love Comes Around

I am loving this song, "Knock You Down lyrics" by Keri Hilson

Heh, not again
Ohh, this ain't supposed to happen to me

Keep rockin', and keep knockin'
Whether you Louis Vuitton it up or Reebokin'
You see the hate, that they're servin' on a platter
So what we gon' have, dessert or disaster?

I never thought I'd be in love like this
When I look at you my mind goes on a trip
Then you came in, and knocked me on my face
Feels like in I'm a race
But I already won first place

I never thought I'd fall for you as hard as I did
(As hard as I did, yeah)
You got me thinkin' bout our life our house and kids, yeah
Every mornin' I look at you and smile
'Cause boy you came around and you knocked me down
Knocked me down

Sometimes love comes around
(Love comes around love comes around)
And it knocks you down
Just get back up
When it knocks you down
(Knocks you down)
Sometimes love comes around
(Love comes around)
And it knocks you down
Just get back up
When it knocks you down
(Knocks you down)

I never thought I'd, hear myself say, ooh, ya'll gon' head
I think I'm gonna kick it wit my girl today, kick it wit my girl today
I used to be commander and chief
Of my pimp ship flyin' high, flyin' high)
Til I met this pretty little missile that shot me out the sky
(Oh shot me out the sky)

Hey, now I'm crashing, don't know how it happened
But I know it feels so damn good
Said if I could back, and make it happen faster
Don't you know I would baby if I could
Miss Independent, ohh, to the fullest, the load never too much
She helpin' me pull it
She shot the bullet that ended that life
I swear to you the pimp in me just died tonight
Girl sometimes love

Sometimes love comes around
(Love comes around)
And it knocks you down
Just get back up
When it knocks you down
(Knocks you down)
Sometimes love comes around
(Love comes around)
And it knocks you down
Just get back up
When it knocks you down
(Knocks you down)

Tell me now can you make it past your Caspers
So we can finally fly off into NASA
You was always the cheerleader of my dreams that
Seem to only date the head of football teams
And I was the class clown that, always kept you laughin'

We, were never meant to be baby we just happen
So please, don't mess up the trick, hey young world I'm the new slick rick
They say I move too quick, but we can't let the moment pass us
Let the hourglass pass right into ashes

Let the wind blow the ash right before my glasses
So I wrote this love letter right before my classes
How could a goddess ask, someone that's only average
For advice, OMG, you listen to that bitch?
Whoa, it's me, baby this is tragic
'Cause we had it, we was magic

I was flyin', now I'm crashin'
This is bad, real bad, Michael Jackson
Now I'm mad, real mad, Joe Jackson
You should leave your boyfriend now, I'mma ask him

Say you gotta put the good with the bad, happy and the sad
So will u bring a better future than I had in the past
Oh Cause, I don't wanna make the same mistakes I did
I don't wanna fall back on my face again
Whoa, whoa, I'll admit it, I was scared to answer love's call
Whoa, whoa, and if it hits better make it worth the fall
(When it comes around)

Sometimes love comes around
(Love comes around)
And it knocks you down
Just get back up
When it knocks you down
(Knocks you down)
Sometimes love comes around
(Love comes around)
And it knocks you down
Just get back up
When it knocks you down
(Knocks you down)

Won't see it coming when it happens, hey
But when it happens you're gonna feel it, let me tell you now
You see when love knocks you down

Won't see it coming when it happens
But when it happens you're gonna feel it, let me tell you now
You see when love knocks you down

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Life is not dull

We went to Ikea this past weekend and I am probably the only person in the world that thinks this but I don't really like Ikea. Everything they have is very modern and super low to the ground. Plus they trap you in like cattle .. when we wanted to leave it took forever to get out. Jesus it was worst then a casino .. no windows, no big signs for exit, tons of people walking around and no clocks set to the correct time ... at least with casinos you get free drinks.

Fast forward, hubby and I are walking through the store. We are searching for a new TV cabinet that is at least 70 inches long, 35 inches tall, with one or two glass draws for out TV components .. we cannot find it but decide to sit on couches and chairs as we try to get out.

We are walking along when all of a sudden we hear over the intercom my hubby's name and then to pick up the phone and dial 0. Wait, why is hubby's name on the intercom. My first thought is that the car was hit and the police were called but wait, the car is in my name not his. Ok, not that. My second thought was something major happened with our family and they called the store but wait how did they know we are at Ikea and why didn't they call our cell phones. Before I could even think of another explanation hubby states "its my wallet" as he pats his empty pocket.

Oye. We found an employee and she led us through the back ways of Ikea .. the staff lounge is impressive. We got his wallet and everything was still in it too. Thank you God.

Sadly, losing his wallet happens often and I have become to be accustomed to it ... oh well Hunny - I still wouldn't change you!

Monday, July 20, 2009


This past Saturday we went with friends to see Elton John and Billy Joel play at Gillette Stadium. Thanks KO for the free invites. We got there a little before the game and tailgated, which is always fun. Then we headed to get our seats which were field level, awesome!!! The concert started with Elton John and Billy Joel singing together, then Elton took over, then Billy and then back to both of them to recap.

I was super excited that they played Benny and the Jets .. which always makes me think of 27 Dresses. Such a good movie. Anyway they also played Up Town Girl, You're Always a Woman To Me and We Didn't Start The Fire. The best to me was when Billy was playing River of Dreams and they cut away to play Dirty Water then cut back to finish the song. That rocked!

Some highlights from the trip:

Hubby and I

Heading down to the field seats.

We were on Elton's side.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

President Obama

I just need to say that I think it was super cute seeing President Obama throw out the first ceremonial pitch at the All Star Game. I loved his White Sox jacket.

Later he talked in the box with Joe Buck and Tim McCarver and they said they were surprised that he wore the White Sox jacket.

President Obama: "Everyone knows I am a white sox fan and my wife thinks I look cute in this jacket so between those two things why not."

Love it!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Package for Me?

For the past month we have been having work done on our house .. well not everyday but we signed the contract at the beginning of June. All the inside work has been done but the outside painting of the trim and staining the deck were on hold because of the stupid rain. Finally the deck is almost done. Our guy came today to put a second coat of stain on the deck and it looks really good. He told me to use the front door because he finished late in the afternoon and it was still wet so we shouldn't walk on it.

No worries. I got home and checked out the deck which looks really good but you can tell it is still wet. Everything is fine till I notice a UPS package on the deck and slight footprint marks on the step. WTF. I didn't order anything, what did hubby order? I quickly move my hand under the rail and pick up the package. It is light so I toss it over the railing, pull my hand out quickly and then grab the package before it hits the ground. Go Me. I slightly rub the footprints off the steps and they disappear. Awesome. I saved the day but still what is this small package all about.

Hubby gets home later and I show him the package which is addressed to him. He is confused because he can't remember ordering anything. He opens it and says "I didn't order this". I turn to look and its a box of Playdough .. Playdough. I begin to laugh. Who sends someone Playdough .. well hubby's silly friend does. Apparently, hubby helped him out with some work stuff and this was his way of saying thank you. Nobody told me that Playdough means thank you in boy language.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

The Devil Wears Prada

I am obsessed with this movie. Every time it comes on TV I am glues to it - even if its on 3 nights in a row. Hubby bought me the movie Monday night and I have already watched it once. I just can't get enough.

Plus everytime I hear the song "Suddenly I See", by KT Tunstall, I cannot help but think of this movie and it always puts a little spring in my step. Very helpful for those rainy day blues.

If you have never seen the movie here is a 3 1/2 minute version of the movie from start to end. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Minty Freshness

Yesterday I had to go to the dentist for a regular cleaning. I don't hate going to the dentist but at the same time it's not my most favorite thing to do. Actually on my way to the dentist I usually feel good because I like my smile and my smile is made up of healthy teeth and I want to keep it that way.

The woman who does my cleaning doesn't speak a lot of english and has a very strong Eastern European accent but it nice and goes slowly which helps. She always asks "you floss, right" and I always say "not always but I am trying to get better" - which is true. I floss whenever something gets stuck in my teeth so that should count.

Anyway we continue on and she tells me its time to rinse. She is bringing my seat up towards the drain and I am not fully paying attention - actually I am thinking about the gunk in my mouth and how I cannot wait to spit it out. She leans in to give me my little glass of mouthwash and bam, it drops and spills all over my lap. I look like I peed my pants. Holy shit - seriously. WTF.

Ok, ok, so I can't be mad cause its not 100% her fault, she thought I had the cup and I didn't. If I paid more attention things could have been different. Sigh. Instead I am all wet and have to walk out to my car looking like I missed the potty. Needless to say I bolted home to change after that mess.

On a side note mouthwash in your lower regions is not fun .. it stings.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

4th Recap

Hope everyone had a good weekend. Mine was good. We went to New Jersey to visit the in-laws, see my cousins in NY and some of our local friends. It was a blast. We relaxed but at the same time did so much.

Friday night we went to see the movie The Hangover and it was hilarious. It was even better since we just got back from Vegas. We laughed so hard and at the end of the movie they show pictures and "Good God" is all I can say.

Saturday hubby and I went to the parade and it was super cute. It got us into the 4th of July spirit. Later that day we had a cookout, worked on my tan and swam in the pool. It was delightful. To end the night we went to see the fireworks and they were so pretty. I just love them.

Sunday we slept late and hung around the pool and grilled again. We went to see the Transformers movie later that night and it was AWESOME!!! I loved the movie! When we got back we had smores. God, I forgot how amazind they are. Yum Yum!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Happy 4th of July

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend with food, friends, family and fireworks. Let the good times begin. We are off to NJ to visit the in-laws. It should be a relaxing weekend and I get to work on my tan by the pool - if the weather behaves. Hope everyone has a safe 4th of July.

I just love fireworks!!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

To Much Info - Oh Well

So much for relaxing candles, they won't help with this situation. I pulled my groin muscle. I didn't even know girls could do that. We were playing softball the other night and the ground was muddy which caused me to slip when I running to first base. I was safe so that is cool but I pulled my muscle and it hurts.

A funny conversationt then proceeded to take place:

ME: Can you pull your vagina?
KO: What?
ME: Can you pull your vagina? It hurts.
KO: Um.
ME: I think I pulled the muscle.
KO: Oh, I thought you wanted me to pull on your vagina.
ME: Um no, we are close but I wouldn't ask you to do that.