Friday, May 28, 2010

Dewey or Don't We?

Whoop whoop! Today officially kicks off the start of summer, and a much needed 3 day weekend at the beach! J and I are headed down to Dewey Beach to spend the weekend with HLR (amongst MANY other college friends). HLR convinced us to come down last Labor Day weekend, and naturally, we had a blast, and were easily persuaded to repeat the trip.

Before the last trip down to the loooovely beaches of Delaware, I had never experienced a REAL Dewey Beach weekend (I had been there with my family...which let me tell you, was the polar oposite of the Dewey that everyone else knows and loves). "Dewey Beach, A Way of Life," as stated in the Wikipedia article that has been HLR's gchat status for 80% of the week, is quite frankly, a shit show.

HHS sent us an email last year, that had been composed by one of her co-workers, to prep us for our trip. A"usual Dewey weekend" :

Okay so here is how your weekend should go, we usually follow this pattern as close as we can, and I’ve never had a bad time:

Friday night:

Drive up, wearing what you will go out in, throw your bags down, and head to Rusty Rudder. Orange Crushes (drink) and live bands, it’s awesome.


Wake up, go to the beach, get lunch at Gary’s Dewey Beach Grill. Get the Turkey Cheesesteak, they are really good, and not greasy or gross.

Enjoy more beach.

Jam Session starts at 5 at Bottle N Cork. 3 live bands, one per hour, for 3 hours, then they do it all again. Get there early cause the line is ridiculously long. $10 cover, drink can beers and toss them on the ground and crush em when you’re done.

Then, depending on who’s playing where, go back to Rudder or Northbeach. Both will be fun.

Sunday a.k.a. Sunday Bloody Sunday a.k.a Sunday Funday:

Best day of the year. Wake up EARLY, like 8ish. Head to Starboard before 9ish to get in line. Get breakfast there, everything is good. Then drink Orange Crush’s and Bullsharks all morning till about 1 pm. Either do beach or nap, then go to Jam Session AGAIN! at 5 pm at Bottle N Cork.

Sunday night, again depending on who is playing, go to either Rudder, Northbeach, or possibly Lighthouse, but lighthouse does not have live music playing ever.

Monday: Wake up and drive back to MD, happy from a great weekend and sad that you’re leaving!

P.S. At some point, if you are looking for a good place to eat dinner, Grotto’s Pizza has really good pizza, and you can get fishbowls and beer towers there, which are all great!

Now, while I am not heading back to MD, the majority of this itinerary holds true. It truly is just a binge fest, and all of my co-workers have informed me that they will be surprised if I come back on Tuesday without a completely fried nose, and a voice that doesn't remotely resemble that of a 75 year old chain smoker.

If you still don't understand the ridiculousness of this place, please refer to the article that HLR has had as her gchat status for the latter 20% of the week, "Dewey Beach: Grownups Gone Wild."

Wish me luck!



Thursday, May 27, 2010

Stumbled Upon...

R, I just stumbled upon these two items and they TOTES reminded me of you. I can just picture you moving this weekend wearing one of these items....SOOOO cute!

This Nightcap Clothing Flamingo Skirt just screams, "R" to me! It might be a bit difficult to maneuver in. Perhaps you can save it for a night out on the town when I come to visit with C-Mac?! I know how you love it when your inner tree-hugger comes out! Will look SOOOOO good with some gold jacks!

This Haute Hippie Fringe Tank Dress might be a bit easier to move in...ya know, you won't have to worry about tripping on your tail that way....

HAHA. SIKE. But are these? So impractical, and quite frankly, ugly. What were you thinking, Shopbop?! R, I'm not coming to visit anymore if I find out you are going to be wearing one of these...and I'm serious.



Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Google is cool.

Remember last week when Google's logo on their homepage was a game of Pacman to commemorate the game's 30th anniversary?

Well it was cool and this is crazy - on May 21, the world spent 4.82 million hours playing Google Pacman.


Also on Friday, some companies experienced "precipitous drops of productivity with the Google version and some even temporarily blocked the Google website from their workplace computers on the Friday it was uploaded." Bahaha.



Barney, Pacifiers, CIGS....

Some people give their kid whatever they want to get them to stop crying. I've done it while babysitting. The mom says "Don't let them watch more than 30 mintues of tv," I hear "If it keeps them quiet, I let them watch whatever they want." But THIS is just absurd. This child, Ardi Rizal, was given a puff of a cigarette by his father when he was 18 months old. Now the kid is ADDICTED. Yup, addicted. And he throws temper tantrums if he doesn't smoke at least 40 times a day. EFFED up. I'm thinking a call to child services is in order? But maybe that's just me...



Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Oh Ali. . .

WHO watched The Bachelorette season premiere last night?! And WHO thought Ali looked greasy (both in her hair and on her face), a little on the chunky side with a severe fake tan? Not to mention she had like a back necklace on (yes, a necklace that was not worn in front of her, but cascaded down her back. . .).

Where is the Ali we remember oh so fondly from The Bachelor? (I secretly like this picture because I just love how Ali threw her hair up in a messy pony for this rose ceremony and still looked cute.)

Let's talk for a quick second about Ali's 25 men she met last night. Umm. If I were in her situation, I would have walked out. I'm sorry, but those guys were not cute. Why were they all a little. . .greasy?

Hmm. This season could be interesting, but I am not intrigued just yet.



Monday, May 24, 2010

even when we win, we lose...


After posting about our kickball win this weekend, I went to Chicago Sport and Social's website to see where we stood in the rankings. And guess what?

THEY HAVE US LOSING THE GAME AND THE OTHER TEAM WINNING! 16 - 7! Umm excuse me. WE won 16-7! So, according to CSS, we're still last in the league. Not ok. Naturally, I immediately wrote an email to the head of the kickball league demanding he change the score. I am salty.

Stay tuned.





This past Saturday, May 22, 2010 my kickball team WON. Our very first win of the season!!

That called for a celebration - the entire team spending the rest of the day playing beruit on P's roof in 75 degree weather. Perfect.



Friday, May 21, 2010

well this is rare. . .

I have NO idea where C is! Seriously this is weird. No sighting on gchat, no response to text messages. . .

C if you are reading this, please contact me and tell me where you are! ! !




Thursday, May 20, 2010




What the **** Should I Make for Dinner?

Anyone who regularly converses with me on gchat between the hours of 9 to 5, knows that roughly around 3:00 I begin pondering what I am going to make for dinner. Or, as Zach and Russ put it, What the Fuck Should I Make For Dinner?! Found this gem on Daily Candy this AM. Not only does this website suggest dishes for you to make for dinner, but it gives you the recipe, or options to tell them to, for lack of better words, Fuck Off. And what better way to be given a recipe than with a little sarcasm. Looks like I'm having Orzo with Grilled Shrimp for dinner! Enjoy!



Wednesday, May 19, 2010

it's here to stay.

Welp. The KFC Double-Down isn't going anywhere. The combo of two pieces of bacon, melted slices of Monterey jack and pepper jack cheese and a zesty sauce sandwiched between two chicken filets is apparently a hit. Originally, KFC was only going to offer it from April 12 - May 23, but Colonel Sanders and his friends decided it will be a menu staple. Interesting. . .

My friend MB is on the KFC account for the PR firm she works for here in Chicago. With a client like that, she has had plentyyy of Double-Downs (the grilled one too! How does one eat the grilled version anyway? It seems it would be slippery in you hands. . .?) She also says that the two top execs in the company ALWAYS fly on separate planes because they are the only two people in the world who know the recipe to Colonel Sander's chicken! Crazy!

Sometimes I look at that picture and am grossed out, other times I kinda want a bite. . .oops.



Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Ke$ha Sing Talks.

Oh Ke$ha. . . nobody likes you.



stars...not in the sky.

LO called me yesterday to tell me that she had some additional stars added to her star tat that she got when she was 14 years old on her almost-V.

10 years after getting little stars in an inapprops place, LO decided it was time to add a few more. Why? Because she was in New York for the weekend, of course! Totes a legit excuse to get inked.

LO and I could not be more opposite best friends. Some people ask us how we are so close, considering how different we are. But it works - she makes fun of my anal retentiveness, I make fun of her almost-v tats. It goes both ways.



Last Tango, Then Paris.

So, now that I have vented about my near death incident I had on my couch last night, I can finally breathe and provide you with the Daily Intel Gossip Girl Recap for this weeks episode!

And seriously, holy shit, Gossip Girl. WTF happened last night?!

Here it goes...

Realer Than Serena's Entire Summer Plans Consisting of Just Doing a Cleanse and Starting a Dream Journal:

• Breakfast at the Waldorfs: Cyrus: lox and bagel. Eleanor: fruit. Blair: a croissant. Untouched. Plus 3. (I love how they represent the stereotypes of this family through food. And I love that Blair STILL doesn't eat.)

• Dorota: “Blair loves the Empire State Building. Even though she doesn’t want to, and she should just admit it and make all our lives easier.” Plus 3. She’s gotten so brave with her pregnancy! (Though she later admits to de-friending Chuck "on Facebook and in life" on Blair's orders, which is cute, even if Chuck would never be on Facebook, so wash for that.) (I love Dorota for this. Well done.)

• The telltale coffee cup with Jenny's name on it was an awfully good plot device, we have to admit. Plus 1, for sparing us an absurd "who could have done this?" scene. (I completely missed this one. What on earth are they talking about?)

• Blair uses the term “Basshat.” Plus 1. The term “asshat” was coined by Marisa Cooper on The OC shortly after it had caught on with the cool kids across the country. Sadly, we do not expect this one to have the staying power. (YES! I have been obsessed with the term "asshat" ever since The OC! And I'm pretty sure it's the best thing that came from that show! I cannot believe I didn't pick up on this hilarity during last nights episode! Shame on me.)

• Serena wears five-inch Louboutins and a plunging top with no bra to the hospital? Plus 10. (Umm yah. Really, Serena? I know you outdress everyone, and your tits hang out almost everywhere you go, but you're in the Delivery Ward of a hospital. There are small children and families around. Put some clothes on.)

• Dan ruins a sweet moment by needling Serena about her daddy issues. Plus 4.• Serena doesn't notice. Plus 1. (This was awesome. And Serena just smiled and nodded. And the fact that Dan doesn't look like he feels remotely bad about making this comment just goes to show that he's been spending entirely too much time with Blair Waldorf and Chuck Bass. It's phenomenal)

• Jenny truly looks like a monster when she is crying. That’s really going for it for your craft. Plus 2 (See Perez, he says it best)

• Did Jenny remove the sex sheets from the bed before escaping from Chuck's boudoir? Plus 3 for teenage shame. (Poor lil J. She might be a raging biatch, but at least she was wise enough to destroy the evidence. I guess that's the drug dealer in her)

• Blair: "First of all, S., you didn't go to school this year and you haven't had a real job in months, so life is kind of like summer for you." Plus 5 (YES. Thank you Blair! I love you for this. And I love the fact that Serena has no argument in response. At least she knows she's a waste of life)

• Of course, what Serena "needs" is to go to Paris with Blair and spend a shitload of money. because she's had a very traumatic time. Plus 4 (Sometimes, I think I "need" to flee the country and spend tons of money. If only I had that luxury...)

Faker Than Jenny Ever Accepting Being Exiled to the Suburbs

• Georgina just walks into Chuck and Nate's apartment, no key card, no nothing. Minus 1. Why are people always doing that on this show? (Seriously, it freaks me out. Wouldn't the hotel staff question people entering the pent-house suite of the owner of the hotel...just maybe?)

• Jenny has a reaction to only one part of Blair’s speech (and it was likely just an afterthought for Blair) “You’re hurting people you love.” Jenny is a full-fledged rage ball. She doesn’t care who she hurts. Minus 2. (A foreshadowing of Jenny's bad decision making in the last 20 minutes of the episode? I'd say yes...because we all know Jenny, as mean as she is, secretly LOVES Blair Waldorf, and wants to be her)

• Nate stayed around to chat with Dan and Serena about their kiss, not storming off so they can’t explain, and not hitting anybody. Minus 3, because what is this, real life? (Not real life, just Nate having air for a brain)

• First of all, this Jenny and Chuck thing would never, ever happen. Minus 100. Even the actors looked like they didn’t want to go through with it. That said, if it did happen, Blair would have known the second she entered the apartment, if not from the smell of sex or extinguished Diptyque then by the way that Chuck took her arm to steer her away from the bedroom with the flickering light inside. Minus 10 And how did Jenny get out of Chuck's bedroom? Minus 7 Also, we don't get why Dan gets to punch Chuck in the face over this thing and be like, "Jenny this is not your fault at all." We get that he's a big brother and that Chuck is the King of Douches, but it's not like he deflowered her against her will! They were consenting teenagers! Minus 5 And furthermore, why would Jenny tell her brother, if what she's freaking out about is being hated by Chuck and everyone else, why make things so much worse? Minus only 1, because, teenagers. (I agree. If lil J were to shake her lil V with Chuck, she would have done it a long time ago. Not waited til her dad grounded her for the 95th time this season. And of course Jenny knew how to get out of Chuck's bedroom without anyone knowing. She's a master of climbing out windows, seeing as she's been grounded for the last 6 years of her life, and somehow manages to attend every party and drama filled situation that this show has to offer)

• What on earth stopped Blair from TEXTING Chuck to tell him about Dorota? And wouldn't at least Gossip Girl have known? Minus 5 (Touche)

• We get why Jenny is in the chapel. But why did Eric stop by there? Minus 2. (I am actually more concerned with the fact that Jenny is in the chapel...I know its weird for Eric to be there, but Jenny is a witch. She would never go to church, unless there was a graveyard out back and she could ressurect people from the dead...Also, why would she leave The Empire to go to the hospital chapel? It's New York City, there are churches everywhere. If you really felt the need to go cry to God about losing your V Card, you might have considered doing it somewhere that your entire extended family wouldn't find you. Just a thought.)

• Why is everyone acting like they're never going to see Jenny again? Like Eric's all, 'I'll miss you next year'? She's going upstate, not to Papua New Guinea. It's possible she might come home for a weekend now and again. Minus 2 (Umm did they miss the part where Blair strictly forbid Jenny from stepping foot on the island of Manhattan ever again? And we all know that they won't be visiting her, because that would mean having to hop on public transportation out to the burbs)

• Dan would know better than to believe even for a second that Georgina is pregnant with his baby. Minus only 2, because it's possible that the shock and horror registering on his face had more to do with her gold lamĂ© unitard than the baby bump itself. (Agreed. This is totally going to end with some absolutely ridiculous story, and Dan won't end up being the father of the baby...instead, it will be a character from the Cyrus's son Aaron Rose. Also, why did Georgina go to every single character in the show before looking for Dan? That girl is trouble, and I wish she was the one that was shot in the last scene. Yah, I said it.)

ALSO. Aside from everything I love about this analysis of the most absurd season finale ever, where is the discussion of Chuck Bass getting SHOT in the end of the episode? I think that deserves some serious discussion. My opinion? They probably shot him in the finger, and he passed out because he was drunk. There is no chance in Hell that Chuck Bass is dead. They cannot have a successful season without him. Mark my word. He will be back.



GG gave me a heart attack...

Mondays suck. I honestly think there isn't much worse than having a great weekend with your friends, and then having to wake up on Monday morning and drag your morally hungover ass out of bed and go to work. Then, I remember that I have something to look forward to: Gossip Girl! (Unfortunately, with last nights episode being the season finale, I may have to resort to becoming severely depressed on Monday's from now until the leaves start changing colors again, and go all Jenny Humphrey goth on your asses---but that's just between you and me).

Per usual, I received a multitude of text message between the hours of 9 and 10 pm EST. Unfortunately, I did not start watching the show until 9:30, and was verging on livid with the text messages I was receiving. As I'm watching Blair convince Dorota to escort her on her date, I received the following:

HHS: "Omggggg omggggg gossip girl!"
C: "I'm behind! Ahhhh!"
HHS: "Holy shit ahh the season finale I almost cried."
"Ahhhh you're going to die!"
"Hahahahahhahhahah I'm dying"
C: "Stoppppp!"
HHS: "Fghjkfdhsjkfhs." "Umm WOW"

Thank you, HHS, for giving me a borderline heart attack from the anxiety that was building up inside me.

H-ster: "Nate Archibald makes monday worth it"
C: "So right"
H-ster: "Humphrey packs a weak punch"
C: "Damnit! I'm behind!"

At least H-ster stopped when I told her to...and so glad she's on the same page as me with Monday's taking a turn for the best when Gossip Girl turns on.

C: "Ahhh I'm 15 mionutes behind!!!!!!!"
HLR: "Ahhhhhhhhjksdakldjaskdsakljdask"
"Oh. My. Fucking. God."

She too stopped when I asked her to.

EJB: "I bet lil J gets preggers"

So right. And thank you for not spoiling the show for me. Although, EJB has spoiled enough endings to stories/movies/tv shows, that she has learned not to anymore. Maybe HHS should take some tips from her??

...or maybe I should just watch GG at the proper time?

I'll keep that in mind for next fall.



Monday, May 17, 2010

An Important Golf Post.

Adam Scott won the Valero Texas Open this weekend. YAY! Adam is not really one to win tournaments, so this is kinda big.

Click here to watch Adam in an interview after the tourney - Ernie Els pours a Bud Light on him. . .HA!

Click here to watch the press conference (and swoon over his Aussie accent and hot face. . .)



Friday, May 14, 2010

Turtle Time!

I hope you all got to enjoy the comic relief that was Real Housewives of New York City last night.

Not only was it unbelievably ridiculous to watch these women practically rip each others heads of (or just Kelly try and rip Bethanny's head off), but they got completely hopped up on Pinot Grigiot and hung out on a Hooters boat (The Countess would have not partaken in this if she had attended the "bachelorette weekend"). So much entertainment in just one hour.

The best part of the show was that nobody really knew WHERE they were on vacation. From the first scene of the show they talk about their girls trip to St. John....Fast forward to them landing. Bethanny discusses them landing on St. John. NEWSFLASH. There is no airport on St. John. You landed on St. Thomas my friend. (Sorry, just had to vent).

Regardless of the fact that they thought they were on a completely different island, AW and I couldn't stop smiling, because we knew EXACTLY where they were! Their boat was docked the entire episode in Yacht Haven Grande on St. Thomas. And you got it, we went there on OUR girls trip a few months ago!!! (I don't know what it is about seeing celebrities in places that you have been, but I really do get a kick out of it!)

Fast forward again to "TURTLE TIME!!" Immediately AW and I look at each other. OH.MY.GOD. They are NOT. Oh wait...YES, they ARE! They decide to go out The Fat Turtle.

AW and I are now DYING laughing. Not only is this the most random bar ever (as in I've been going to St. Thomas for over 10 years, and just this past trip discovered it), but it is where all the young, drunk Spring Breakers go (those same people we were "pretending" to be back in March).

Question: What is the difference between these two pictures?


and 2.....

Answer: About 20 years, and Millions of dollars.

That's right. As H-Ster put it, "F that, we're not even housewives"....yup. And as EJB put it..."Suck it Cougars."

Guess their lives aren't all that out of the ordinary afterall...or did we already know that?



C's future child featured in a dance video!

Courtesy of Howie. . .



Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wet Bandits

You know in Home Alone the burglars call themselves the Wet Bandits because they always leave the water on in the homes they ransack to "mark their territory"?

These guys:

Well. My office has a Wet Bandit on its hands today! This morning, I walked into th bathroom and saw the water was running and the sink was literally on the verge of overflowing. I ran to turn it off just in the nick of time. I thought it was a little strange, but whatevs.

THEN, just now, my coworker walked in and said that she was just in the bathroom and the water was on and the sink was about to overflow!!


Something fishy is going on. . .



cat lady.

It's been an ongoing joke among our group of friends that C-Mac is going to grow up to be an unmarried old lady with cats. It spawns from her irrational fear that this actually might happen to her.
It was so fun throughout college to get her birthday cards with this theme. . .ohh those were the days.

I really wish we could take back that Longchamp we got her for her birthday two weeks ago, and replace it with this Crazy Cat Lady Game from Fred Flare! HOW appropriate?! And the description of the game is just perfect: "If you can’t live without all your kitties, this is the game for you. The more cats you collect during the game, the closer you are to winning!"

Or how about this Crazy Cat Lady action figure?? The resemblence to C-Mac is uncanny!




Tuesday, May 11, 2010

get off your butt!

I am currently standing at my computer thanks to this article sent to me from my mom.

Eek! Sitting can make it harder to maintain a healthy weight and keep my muscles toned and it increases the risk of diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers. Yikesssss!

Get off your butt now!!



Pi Beta Poop?

Pi Phi chapters around the country have had their dirty laundry hung out to dry lately! As a fellow Pi Phi, I should probably be embarassed by all this bad press. However, I am not, and this article could have the name of C&R's university in the title instead of Miami's. Excerpts from Deadspin's article, "Miami University Had The Pukiest, Poopiest, Sexiest Spring Formal Ever" below.

On April 9, 2010, Miami University's Pi Beta Phi fraternity for women held a spring formal at the quaint Lake Lyndsay Lodge in Hamilton, Ohio. The sloppy, slutty details of what transpired that boozy enchanted evening are tremendous.

Like most bus rides to fraternity formals, the guys and gals pounded Natty Lights and other booze most of the way there and were completely obliterated before they even stepped foot inside Lake Lyndsay, which is about 20-30 minutes away from Miami University's campus. Phipps [operator of Lake Lyndsay] said the damages both inside and outside the palatial lake area lodge (which was hosting a non-alcoholic wedding at 8 a.m. the next morning) were not the most disturbing part of the evening, but more "the overall behavior of the students." As you can tell from the detailed description in her letter, both male and female attendees went completely nuts: puking on themselves, breaking crystal vases, decapitating stone lion statues, urinating in sinks, pooping on the side of the building, screwing in the caterer closet, boinking in the beach house.

Check out the article to see the letter to Miami's Pi Phi chapter from the operator of the club where the formal was located. Enjoy the ridiculousness that probs happened at your college, too.



Ex-Husbands and Wives.

Within the first 5 minutes of Gossip Girl airing last night, I received the following text messages:

"Are you watching GG? I'm confused about something-did Rufus and that woman really sleep together?" -R

"Why am I not as smart as Gossip Girl?"...."SB and I are confused" -JN

How many girls with college educations does it take to understand an episode of GG?

Seriously though, these past few episodes have been a bit confusing. Last night, however, it all seemed to fall into place. (Even though it took text messaging with both R and JN throughout the entire show for all 3 of us to understand what was going on...and I'm still not entirely convinced that JN is completely with it, but i forgive her, because she's blonde).

Now that we all (or most of us) are on the same page, we can once again count on the Daily Intel Gossip Girl Recap to give us another good laugh! Here are some of the wittier portions of the analysis of last nights episode:

Realer Than the Humphreys All Talking About One Another in the Third Person:

• Blair: “I mean, who starts a courtship during the day, anyway? Serena: “Humans who venture out in light and aren’t named Bass?” Plus 2. (ZING)

• Blair is the girl who wears the most slips of any girl under 20 in the whole world. Seriously, American Girl dolls have fewer protective undergarments. Plus 2. (Did anyone else want to wear slips when they were little girls, merely because their American Girl doll wore one?!---or maybe I'm alone on that one....)

• Nate says Serena is "in a good place." Plus 1. (HA-when has Serena EVER been in a "good place"??)

• Some of Jenny’s extensions are making a break for it. Plus 1. (I really hope this is refering to the scene at the library benefit where Jenny is talking to William, and she has a Jheri curl-like rat's tail hanging down the middle of her back...while the rest of her hair seems to be in a side pony tail...get a brush. Or at least a mirror.)

• Serena says “I didn’t mean for you to find out this way” to Lily, even though she set the whole thing up exactly to go down that way. Plus 2. (Of COURSE Serena wanted her mom to find out this way. She thinks she's a 35 year old who knows the best way to break it to her own mother that her husband is allegedly cheating on her. This is "Gossip Girl," not "Serena the Secret Keeper." She obviously is going to let her mom find out in front of the entire extended family)

• William will only invite Lily to the library benefit if Serena comes, too. Plus 3, because every time it seems like he wants to sleep with his daughter this ridiculous plot becomes slightly more believable, as gross as that is. (Thank GOD they said this. William is so creepy around Serena. Every time they are alone I feel like hes going to try and cop a feel. Keep your hands off your daughter, Mr. Van der Woodsen)

• Nate knows a “Captain Lewis” from the police? Plus 2. ("I'm glad Nate had the police on speed dial"-JN. "And that they know him by first name"-C)

• It is only when Jenny's boobs are presented at their most spectacular and Serena-like that Nate finally accedes to her advances. Plus 10, especially for the way he trails her into the other room, like a puppy following someone wearing its owner's sweater. (In the words of Plies, "Titties is bouncin' up and down")

Faker Than "Holland" Having an Actual Medical Practice:

• Why is this episode the first time we hear someone say “lymphoma”? Minus 3. (THANK YOU. This was the root of some confusion in the past couple of episodes. Nobody ever mentioned what exactly it was that Lily was sick with! Come on GG, the majority of your viewers are tweens. You need to spell things out.)

• Jenny's lolling-about-the-house-grounded outfit consists of a lace miniskirt, several pounds of jewelry, a leather jacket, a full face of makeup, and a hairdo that involves prom-style curling-iron ringlets. Minus only 2, because we remember dressing up like Madonna in Who's That Girl when we were stuck at home as kids — of course, we never left the house. (What are you talking about? I TOTALLY walk around the house as if the Paparazzi could be right around the corner. DUH.)

Serena: “Well, you have been there throughout her entire sickness.” But not, you know, the previous fifteen years. Minus 1, because come on, Serena. Normally we give you points for saying stupid things, but this is just too much.
(This is just one of the many reasons I have begun to hate Serena. On top of the fact that she's a raging bitch to Rufus, the DILF.)

• William: "I've got the files in my bag. Do you want to see them?"Serena: "No, Dad, you don't have to prove yourself."William: "I think I do." [Runs away like a totally pussy.] Worst. Exit. Ever. Minus 3.
(He would. I saw this coming 3 epsiodes ago. Total sleezeball. I know Serena is a total moron, but come ON. He ran away from you 15 years ago...what would stop him from doing it again?)

All in all, a pretty decent episode. Now that William is out of the picture (hopefully), I think I can handle giving my full attention to the TV screen from 9-10 on Monday nights. Can't wait til next weeks episode!



things that bug me.

Here are a few things that really get on my nerves: (Just in case you wanted to know.)

- When policemen don't think the laws apply to them and, for example, make a left hand turn on a red light when no cars are coming the other way just because they think they can (saw that yesterday).

- When you're preparing a bowl of cereal and the milk runs out - and you have to open a new carton of milk to finish. Something about mixing milk (even if it's the same kind) grosses me out.

- When my pedicurist/manicurist tries to make small talk with me. That might make me sound like a brat, but I am here to relax and get my nails did and I just don't feel like chit chatting.

- Thick ballpoint pens. They make even the neatest handwriting look messy. Gross. (FYI I swear by Pentel R.S.V.P. Fine Point pens.)

- When you're texting with someone for a solid 5 minutes and then all of a sudden they stop mid-convo. Whyyy?

- When I can't get the shower temperature just right. I find myself spending more time fiddling with the temp than actually washing my bod. Annoying.

- When co-workers whisper to each other when clearly a.) no one else is in our four-person office is here (besides me) and b.) I know they're not talking about me. No need to whisper about things that don't really matter.

That's it for now. You'll definitely hear about more of these from me. . .



Friday, May 7, 2010

He died of WHAT?!

Good thing C and I are addicted to drinking Benefiber! Don't want to end up like Elvis!

From Perez:

Elvis Presley's friend and physician Dr. George "Nick" Nichopoulos is claiming that the King may have died of chronic constipation!


Nichopoulos explains:

"We didn’t realize until the autopsy that his constipation was as bad – we knew it was bad because it was hard for us to treat, but we didn’t realize what it had done. We just assumed that the constipation was secondary to the meds that he was taking for his arthritic pain and for his insomnia."

The doc also believes that Elvis' weight gain near the end of his life is attributed to the constipation saying:

"It was really a physiological problem. During the last few years we were going back and comparing pictures, some of them were taken just two weeks a part but he looked like he’d gained 20 pounds when the only difference was that he had a good healthy bowel movement and then lost a lot of weight from that.

"Usually you pass it all in two or three days, but at the autopsy we found stool in his colon which had been there for four or five months because of the poor motility of the bowel."




Genie in a bottle.

So all week, R has repetatively reminded me that I need to post something. Not only has she told me that I need to post, but has even gone as far as to giving me hints on WHAT I should post. I had to kindly let her down by informing her that I really haven't felt well all week (thanks to C-Mac's birthday weekend), and would be back in the swing of things come Monday.

While that wasn't a complete lie (I really have not been the same person since last Friday when R arrived in NYC and we immediately fled to the nearest bar), I did have some spare time in me, and probs could have exerted my energy towards COTPG. Instead, I spent the majority of the week with my new friend, The Akinator. The man is a genius (seriously). Pick any character (movie, tv, commercial, etc) and answer The Akinator's questions, keeping your character in mind. First I chose Gaga. Dumb. Obviously he would guess that one. Then I tried a few trickier ones. He got them every time! Everything from Wendy (yes, from the fast-food chain), to Mr. Clean, to Alex Mack!

And just as a disclaimer, don't pick people that the majority of the general public don't know. HLR thought she was SOOOOO smart and would try and stump the Akinator (which she obviously did, because when she informed me that she was thinking of Cacee Codd and H.R. Pufnstuf I immediately understood why The Akinator couldn't quite figure out what was going through HLR's head).

Give it a try, and don't be a downer like you know who! The Akinator really is a genius.



Wedding (Shopping) Season!

I am now on the hunt for a dress for my sister L's wedding shower over Memorial Day weekend.

Here are the contenders for the shower.

I've mentioned this dress before, and there is something that keeps drawing me back to it. . .I love the one-shoulder and the print is just so pretty. J.Crew's Watercolor Garden Bridget Dress.

Cute with sandals like the model has on, or maybe these Michael Kors wedges I bought last weekend? Might be too much for a champange brunch, but we'll see.

You really can't go wrong with a Calypso dress. (Oh! By the way - Calypso is 20% off t-shirts until 10 p.m. tonight!) I'm liking this Nuella Dress.

I absolutely love Nanette Lepore's Honeysuckle Dress. Though this might be a little short and therefore a little scandy for a ladies brunch. . .so springy and cute though!

On the other hand, this Nanette Lepore Vactioner Dress could totally work. Love the hot pink.

Another one-shoulder dress from J.Crew. Poplin Bridget Dress.

Honestly it doesn't really matter what I wear, L will be the focus of the day (duh)!

YAY! Let L's wedding festivities finally officially begin!!

(42 days until her bachelorette weekend in Charleston!! 106 days until the wedding!!)



Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Some Ruminations for Your Wednesday

Here ya go.

It's the weirdest feeling when you realize your friends have other friends besides yourself.

Have you ever been walking down the street and realized that you're going in the complete opposite direction of where you are supposed to be going? But instead of just turning a 180 and walking back in the direction from which you came, you have to first do something like check your watch or phone or make a grand arm gesture and mutter to yourself to ensure that no one in the surrounding area thinks you're crazy by randomly switching directions on the sidewalk.

I hate when I plan out a conversation with someone in my head and they don't follow the script.

I ask Google all the questions I'm too embarrassed to ask other people.

Sometimes I pretend not to remember details about people because having a good memory apparently equates to creepiness.

Why does it feel so dirty to use someone else's soap?

Every time I hear a recording of my own voice, I'm convinced that I would not be friends with me if I were someone else.

There really isn't a non-creepy way to tell someone that you've had a dream about them.




Happy Cinco De Mayo to our Amigos!

We hope everyone is going to celebrate with some tequila and tacos tonight! (Try not to end up like this guy!)

peaceloveandgchat. (adios)


Tuesday, May 4, 2010


In preparation for this past weekend, C went to Saks approximately 3 times a day (during work). Whether it be picking up C-Mac's present (a HOT pink Longchamp!), buying a new dress or shoes, to walk around, or simply walk in and walk out to just say she went to Saks (let's be honest, this might have happened), C was there far too often last week. It felt like every time I was on gchat, she'd say:

C: brb going to saks

Thank goodness Gmail saves your chats, because I have proof. Excerpts from our conversations the past week:

C: im going to see if they have it at saks today

C: i hope they have it there [Saks]. im going to run over there now actually. ill be back in like 45 minutes ha

C: yah saks has it right now

C: ok im going to run to saks and h&m and grab lunch! ill be back

C: oooo we could do it with friends and family at saks!

C: blah do i go to saks or no!

C: SO im just going to do the 20% at saks for the bag

C: ugh im REALLY hoping saks has this jacket because i kinda really want it now

C: i really need to go to the ATM and saks before that though

C: ok im going to really quickly run to the ATM then saks to get c-mac's bag and stuff

C: i want to get tons of other stuff but they wouldnt let me open the saks card for credit reasons that they "can't tell me"

C: i dont even know where to go to look for a dress. i hate having to trek downtown and i hate saks

Famous last words.



Rufus looks hot?

That is the text I sent C last night while watching Gossip Girl. I was only half-watching GG last night, but the few times I looked up from my computer (OBVIOUSLY I was on Facebook looking at pics from this weekenddd!!!), I noticed something.

Rufus looked kinda hot in this episode.

I know this is not a picture from last night's episode, per se, but please. Deal with it. And picture him hotter and without those hippie things around his neck.

As always, check out The Daily Intel for their take on last night's episode. (Disclaimer: they do not mention Rufus' attractiveness.)





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