Archive | April, 2013

Zip my lips

30 Apr

First and foremost, you all MUST visit Helen at Scribble Girl to see the post she dedicated to me! I have never had someone don a chicken head or blue wig on my behalf before!! It will have you saying “Yikes!”

In other news, I’m zipping up my lips today and linking up with Neely at A Complete Waste of Makeup for Never Ever Ever will you EVER hear me say any of the following:

1. We should just leave that last roll in the basket. We don’t need the carbs.

2. A free ticket to Jason Aldean? Nah… give it to someone who truly deserves it.

3. I’m just going to finish this page of the book and then I’ll go to bed.

4. I’d really rather you didn’t pay me for working today.

5. I LOVE the Seminoles!!

6. Flowers? You shouldn’t have wasted your money.

7. I’m really excited to clean the bathroom today.

8. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could work on Saturdays every week?

9. I’m so sick of this sun. I wish it would snow for once!

10. I can’t wait to put on my bathing suit.

Today was Day Twenty Six (or Day Z), otherwise known as THE LAST DAY, of the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge

Hoping you’ll follow me on Bloglovin or Twitter! I also recently created a profile with Canopi, so you can check me out there if that’s what you use! Let’s keep in touch A-Zers!

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Sunshine Award

29 Apr

The Sunshine Award

Creative Mysteries nominated me for the Sunshine Award. What an honor!

The rules for the Sunshine Award are as follows:

    1. Post the Sunshine Award logo. Done
    2. Accept the nomination and link back to the nominator. Done
    3. Answer the questions. I can do that… 
    4. Nominate ten other blogs and inform them of the nomination. New policy in place!

Questions and Answers:

  • My favorite color: Yellow
  • My favorite animal: I’m not a big animal person. I love pets of people I love- and even then I get a little anxious if they drool on me or try eating off my plate.
  • My favorite number: 1,278 (might as well be as I don’t really have a favorite)
  • My favorite non-alcoholic beverage: Diet Coke
  • My favorite alcoholic beverage: Sauvignon Blanc, Malbec or Vodka
  • Facebook or Twitter: Facebook. I’m still fairly new to Twitter 
  • My passions: Conveniently, I wrote about this last week- everything! I do love (in no particular order) the Florida Gators, reading, being in the sun and my family and friends.
  • Giving or receiving gifts: I love giving gifts! That’s why I love the Cara Box swap.
  • Favorite city: Boston- my home!
  • Favorite TV shows: I am a DVR addict- currently hooked on The Following, Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Vampire Diaries, The Good Wife and lots of ABC Family/CW shows

My Nominations:

I struggled with this list, because there are so many blogs I follow and so many bloggers who have been helping me out! I am going to adopt the policy of Mama Bear Musings and let this be a free for all nomination. If you want it, take it! I need to spend some time coming up with my “must read” blogs to share with you all!

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Y’all come back now, ya hear!

29 Apr

Tomorrow is the last day of the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge. It is crazy to think that I might actually make it through this thing- and let’s face it, if I don’t figure out a post for tomorrow for the VERY LAST DAY then I am useless and shouldn’t be allowed to communicate any ways.

Some of you might be glad it is ending. You visit my blog because you like me and don’t particularly care for alphabetically themed posts although I did try to steer clear of making them too nursery bookish. My OWN MOTHER told me that my blog posts unrelated to the challenge are much better than the ones I wrote for the gosh darn thing. She is lucky I know she thinks I am her most talented child, otherwise my feelings might have been hurt.

Others might only have been coming to this blog because of the challenge. To you I say, please don’t go! I have a very fragile ego and would love for you to keep visiting my blog, because I sure hope to do the same.

However, it’s been a real treat getting involved in this whole blogging thing. It’s now been a week shy of two months that I’ve been sharing my life with the ENTIRE WORLD. The folks I’ve “met” through the challenge itself, blog hops and who the heck knows how, have made my days a million times better. It is so fun getting to know and letting you all into a little part of my life.

So this is a thank you for following me thus far and being patient with my learning curve both in the challenge and with blogging itself. Don’t expect me to improve much more anytime soon, though. I’m still new to this after all.

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Today was Day Twenty Five (or Day Y) of the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge

Hoping you’ll follow me on Bloglovin or Twitter! New friends make me happy! I also recently created a profile with Canopi, so you can check me out there if that’s what you use! If you don’t use any of these things, you can always follow by entering your E-mail where it says “Follow” up there in the top right. Basically, I am giving you no way to avoid me.

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Sox on Saturday leads to a sleepy Sunday

28 Apr

Yesterday was my sister’s birthday. She LOVES the Red Sox so we celebrated by going to a game. I admit I left early AND I am still tired today. I’m so ashamed of myself- my age is catching up to me. In my defense, I had much better luck getting a taxi home in the fifth inning than I would have after the ninth! I know, I know. It’s still pathetic.

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Happy Birthday "little" sister!

Happy Birthday “little” sister!

Despite my exaggerated exhaustion, I’m linking up with Neely and Ashley for Sunday Social. This week their questions all revolve around childhood.

1. Did you sleepwalk as a child? Nope.

2. Did you ever try to run away or sneak out of your house? I once hid under our back deck, but I don’t think it lasted long enough for anyone to notice I was gone!

3. Did you have any imaginary friends? No, but I’d role play being a teacher all the time. I had a whole classroom set up in our basement.

4. Did you ever go toilet papering? Nope. I was a good kid!

5. Did you ever sneak tv shows you weren’t allowed to watch? I used to be jealous when my older cousin slept over and got to stay up to watch Saturday Night Live. I would sneak down and watch with him. I also used to stay up late reading when I should have been sleeping. I hid a flashlight under my pillow.

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Apparently, I was a fairly boring child. Lucky for my parents! What were you like as a kid?

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Xenodocheionology… say what?!?!

27 Apr

Hotel in Monacco

Xenodocheionology means you love staying in hotels.

I suppose this means I am an  xenodocheionologist- I love staying in hotels. Well, I love traveling.

I’ve been traveling since before I could roll over. My first trip was to Bermuda, where my mom is from, when I was only a couple of months old. That was back when parents could just toss their babies in the overhead compartments while they smoked cigarettes and rang the flight attendants for booze. Now, it might not fly (pun intended- ha).

The couple of years I worked in Florida before moving back to Boston, I supported the state from a marketing and sales perspective for my company. This meant I traveled- a lot. I might have had pre-scheduled meetings to go to in Jacksonville, but then needed to hop a flight to Miami to work on a proposal that was due the following week. Luckily, every flight was only a short hour or so.

The security attendants in the Tampa airport actually began to recognize me and I always managed to park my car in approximately the same row in the parking garage, otherwise I would have constantly been losing it.

With all this traveling came lots of hotels. And I became a hotel snob. No free bottled water upon my arrival? Shame on you. No chocolate covered strawberries waiting next to the directory. You have got to be kidding me.

I scooped up all the free products and would bring them home. I accumulated a big shopping carrier bag full of shampoos and soaps from The W (oh Bliss products!), Four Seasons, Omni Hotels and so on. When I moved back to Boston, I dropped all these off at a local women’s shelter. I certainly hope they are enjoying the Bliss lotion- it’s my favorite!

All the hotels also came with some interesting experiences. I once was exhausted after a long day and grabbed my key from the turnstile for frequent guests in the hotel lobby. I sleepwalked up to my room and opened the door only to discover someone else was already in the room! Apparently, the hotel had double booked this particular room. It was nothing a quick switcheroo couldn’t fix, but it certainly woke me up. And it definitely made me grateful this person wasn’t in a compromising position.

Luckily, around this time of frequent travel I also had eight weddings to attend in one year- free flights and free hotel rooms helped my cause. Those are all gone now that I only have to run to the 7th floor to get a job done instead of across the state.

Now, staying in hotels is again a special treat instead of a way of life. I can’t say I miss the constant flights, but I do miss having someone make my bed for me every morning.

Today was Day Twenty Four (or Day X) of the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge

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Hoping you’ll follow me on Bloglovin or Twitter! New friends make me happy! I also recently created a profile with Canopi, so you can check me out there if that’s what you use!

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