Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Top 10 3/16/11

What what I am blogging.
1. Huzzah!: I think I love this word I need it in my life it sounds like it’s exact meaning and I love it.
2. The Frenemy: This website so funny in a completely awful do not judge me way.
3. Polyvore: do not go on this site it will suck all your time and call itself your friend but really it is a time sucking monster of pretty and artsy internet collages.
4. One Day by David Nicholls: A lovely book about 2 friends over their entire friendship. Each chapter is one day the same day every year of their lives. Starting at the end of college. Just spoke to me.
5. Wicked: The play super fun. If it comes to your town worth it for the costumes alone.
6. Alex and Ani Bangles: If you need a dangle for your wrist these bangles are amazing and come in so many styles you will find 1 or 12 you want.
7. Summer Clothes Being Out: Yay summer! That is all.
8. Peach Tea Iced: Try it is a surefire refreshing.
9. Justified being Back!
10: I am Number 4: Was it basically a music video with action sequences and dialogue in between- Yes. But it was also just fun!

And 2 That Can Suck It:
1. Allergies
2. People who make me hate the sound of human voices because they will not stop talking.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Top 10: 9/15/10

I love, I dig, I am about this at the moment:

So here goes back into the swing of things. It’s been a while and for that I am sorry.

  1. Elvis & AnabelleElvis & Annabelle: I mentioned this one way back and then apologized for sharing my love for something no one really has access too. But guess what this lovely little romantic comedy is getting a release date on DVD October 5th! Trust me not your normal romantic comedy featuring Blake Lively and Max Mingella (in the new Facebook movie).
  2. KrakenKraken by China Mieville: This is a little Sci Fi Novel written a person far too smart. About a Natural History museum that’s giant squid vanishes and no one saw no sees any sign of how. Enter a London Police Unit no one has heard, some radical religion that considers the squid it’s God and another world of London.
  3. My Name Is MemoryMy Name Is Memory by Ann Brashares: OK so WARNING no one told me and I was quite disappointed in what I thought was an unfulfilling ending- this is the first of three books. About a couple who can remember their past lives. Daniel’s memories come much sooner and clearer. But Lucy doesn’t get them back as clearly. I loved the way this book describes past lives it just makes sense why certain people show up around you, why you remember, what you do regret, etc.
  4. Queso: I made some last night for my book club and I will let you in on what makes it always taste good El Pato- a little can in the Hispanic aisle- gives a lot of flavor with a little kick.
  5. Buffy Night: So me and my friend Kelley love Buffy and we were like we should get together and watch them like they were still on. Basically it is an excuse to get together and we all take turns cooking- so one less meal to worry about each week. Plus a couple of fanatics together with some roped in friends is always fun.
  6. Ryan Atwood: That is all I will say. If you know who he is you get it, if you don’t just skip.
  7. Ray LaMontagne & David Gray Concert in The Santa Fe Opera House: Venue Amazing! Ray so good you want to date him even though he is scruffy. David lovely, well written and performed even better.
  8. Product DetailsHavaianas Sandals: Perfect combo of flips and sandals.
  9. Book of Days Planner from Papaya: I already ordered and filled in the days for next year. Yes I am way early but this little planner with Month & Week Pages also comes with Journal pages in the back maybe now I will actually journal.
  10.  These Nine West Boots: The Gellar to be exact. So cute with a skirt or dress, leggings or jeans tucked in. Perfect color to match everything.


And 2 I do not Dig, am not About and definitely do not love:

  1. Being done with everything at work at 11. I hate this with a passion!
  2. The friend not accepting the fade out- just accept it.
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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Top 10 Obsessions 6/29/10

Crazyness, Lunacy, Insanity my normal state….
  1. Dirty Little Liars: ABC Family this show is awful yet I still love it perfect nothing fluff for my summer mind. Although I love the character through outdits stuff because they always take it too far yes Spencer I know you are a prep lay off the polos and argyle please. 
  2. Kindle: Yeah I bought one, I was going to wait out for the iPad but it will be at least until Christmas that it becomes an option for me. Fave feature that I can download samples of almost any book and read the fist 20ish pages or so before I have to buy it. I think I am going to name it Kylie.
  3. Basil Leaf CafĂ©: I went Saturday am going again tonight. Yummy and delish Vietnamese food really good and not that much at all. 
  4. Loft Sales: As In Ann Taylor Loft 40% off the entire store umm yes please! 
  5. Enablers: Heather, Heidi, my mom all enablers in my life yes buy it, yeah apply for it, yes it is really good. They make your world go round.
  6. Hex: BBC America gem way too hot boy, teen angst and lots of other drama. I love this show and have been re-watching it. Better the second time around especially since I barely remember the first. 
  7. Firespell by Chloe Neil: Granted 30 pages in and I really just love Chloe Neill can’t wait for the next Merit book (in what like 5 days). But it is fun I love reading about Boarding Schools because they are so far from where I come from. 
  8. Shorts, Flips, Sunscreen, Sandals,  Lemonade- Summer!: I love you my first love and am so happy you are back.
  9. Skype: or as my dad calls it the 8th Wonder of the World.
  10. Cute Toes: Umm weirdly enough you know who notices cute toes and sandals the most is guys.  And my mom and then my girlfriends but here is my question why not red toes and flowers with a sea themed sandal star fish included.

2 I Hate as Much as Winter:

  1. Rent going up.
  2. Non working people not getting that you cannot meet on a Tuesday at 9am. Fine don’t work but realize the rest of us are stuck in our 9-5 lives. .

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The fine line between Love and Obsession

I don't know about you but I walk this line often.  And more often than not I'm using this equality to justify my obsessions.  But those are only on the terrible things.  The things I am about to show you are only light and happiness and should be embraced!!! 

1.  Nine West Shoes.  Pretty much they're the best things ever.  Not only are they uber comfortable but they are just dang sexy.  Case in point the new shoe love I got in Chicago this last weekend.  Please witness the hot pink, the snakeskin, the leather.  I have a weakness for shoes and this particular pair could not be passed up!

2.  Purses.  Lately I have been craving a new bag and finding the one that I've been looking for was a cherry on top.  Metallic colors are in right now and this copper color is pretty much the best thing of my life.  It goes with everything I wear and it's huge and the detail on the purse straps are just fantastic.

3.  Justified.  Gonna have to echo Cor right here and just say ohmyTimothyOlyphant. Oh. My.  He's just so amazing.  And you do loathe the red neck hicks that are the bad guys, I am however amazingly drawn to Boyd.  He's the best bad guy turned "good" ever.  Love this show.

4.  Jamba Juice.  There is NO jamba juice in the entire state of Michigan which is pretty much the crime of the century.  But, I got a taste of it in Chicago this past weekend and I wish that I could have it every day.  Honestly, they really need this here and I wish I could drop out of school and open one myself.

5.  My Camera.  Honestly I can't get enough of taking pictures of what's around me.  I've never been in a place that had spring like this and the fog around Chicago seriously took me in.  I mean look at these gorgeous skyline shots!!

6.  Sweet Potato Fries.  Anyone who knows me knows my love/obsession for french fries.  It is often the reason for my extra running and working out.  But now I not only love french fries but sweet potato fries as well.  They are pretty much simple amazing.  I recently purchased a bag of them from Costco and now whenever my heart desires I get to bake them up and indulge!

7.  Family.  I miss them like crazy crazy, especially when they're all together without me.  But then the prospect of seeing them in two weeks makes me more than happy.  And it can almost overcome my complete apathy towards my life at the moment.

8.  Iron Man II.  I get to see it this Friday on opening day and I can't wait.  It looks so awesome and totally my kind of movie. 

9.  Thunderstorms.  We get some real thunderstorms here in Ann Arbor, the kind that wake you up from a dead sleep.  They are pretty much the most spectacular things ever and I could sit and watch them for hours.

10.  Summer.  I despise school right now and am just so glad that it's done for a little while.  It's still haunting me but not as terrible as it was when class was actually in session.

And at the moment I'm hating on fellowships.  They trick you with what an honor they when in reality they're set in place merely to tear down your self esteem and present opportunities for you to cry in public.

Top 10 List 5/5/10

I am so sorry, really I actually am that I have been an absentee blogger lately. There are really good reasons believe me! But I am back and promise never to leave- not that I won't be absent on occasion but I will never fully walk out on you. So here it is bare bones style since I need to get this out there!

1. Concerts in ABQ: Lenny Kravitz- June he could make me do things I regret I even bought a skirt that is as high as I will go for this concert. Rihanna- July shake it fun, might need to recycle that skirt. Muse-October umm yes rock out, I heard they are amazing in concerts so hear is hoping that rumor is true!

2. Passion Pit: They are coming with Muse in October, and have been in heavy rotation on the old iPod for a while. They make me want to dance but at the same time they are so layered and rich you do not exactly know how. Amazing on a good speaker system. Faves: Little Secrets & Sleepyhead

3. Cafeteria: I know work at a place with a cafeteria and as an employee I also get to eat for cheap. So who knew the best breakfast burritos would be in a hospital cafeteria. Also randomly delish Gyros.

4. Glee is Back! And so is OTH & NJ Housewives & RW/RR Challenge & FNL this Friday!: And they are all good which is even more amazing! I have to admit I totally dig Kenny even though he calls himself Mr. Beautiful.

5. Massage Envy: I hurt so good and am also quite surprised my Message Therapist was a tiny little chica and yet she brought the deep tissue. You should do this it as cheap as it is going to get and you deserve it.

6. Ch-Ch-Ch- Changes: A lot has been going on lately from my fam to work to life and it was good, bad & just plain complicated. I am amazed at how easy my family rolls with it.

7. The Losers: Granted I saw way more of Zoe Saldana than I wanted to see but it was a popcorn movie at its very finest. Jeffrey Dean Morgan the most lovely voice, and everyone else played their roles just perfectly.

8. Emma the Miniseries: I was surprised how much I liked this miniseries but it was just witty and the banter is priceless as only Austen can do. I also love Johnny Lee Miller and he is the great in his part completely transparent but not.

9. Ride to California by The Paper Tongues: Just listen and even though slightly angry sounding you will love this tune.

10. Justified: Umm Oh my Timothy Olyphant! I could stop there but I won't I love this show because it is black and white the bad guys are really bad and you are glad when they are gone.

And 2 I Really Just Want to Go AwaY:

1. Dog=Sick @ 1 AM

2. Stress Talkers: you know them, you have them all they do is talk about how stressed they are and they say rude things like oh it is nice you have time for that. They make you want to punch them in the throat. And really we all know the super stressed people ,the actually stressed people only share their feelings with a small group and their half full plate is these people's overflowed plate.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Top 10 Obsessions: 3/12/10

1. This Recipe: I have made it twice now, very easy and very good. I used frozen blueberries but that is all you can get right now. And I do not have a mixer so actually really easy. Makes a great breakfast if you make Texas size muffins.

2. These Flats: I love them they make me think of Spring are cheap and make any outfit much cuter. With jeans and a V (my all time look) they kick it up a notch and then add some accessories and you are ready to go. In fact I might wear them tomm. And really cheap from Target.

3. Need You Now, Lady Antebellum Song- Not a country fan but I look forward to this simple song on the radio. And honestly if you have never thought this about someone I think you are lying to yourself- and all those times I was not even drunk.
4. VV Brown: I really love her and this CD is in heavy rotation at the moment. Faves: Shark in the Water, Quick Fix, Traveling Like the Light, Game Over, Crazy Amazing, L.O.V.E., Everybody, I Love You (pretty much all of it).

5. The Kindness of Strangers even in the face of my Awkwardness: In certain situations (read almost all) I am semi-awkward but in new situations really awkward. So thank you kind strangers for realizing that and going with it.

6. Wedding Shoes: Funny story me and my sister bought the same shoes for our brother’s wedding and we did not even talk to each beforehand. Even funnier now my mom is coveting a pair and may wear them too. Hmm maybe it is a genetics thing, or perhaps we all just appreciate a comfy (notice the platform under the toes- to make the heel not so intense on your feet), cute shoe. Also cheap and from Target.

7. This Bag: even though I may never have it. I saw it in a Mag prob a month or so ago and fell in love. I guess it was featured in a couple of other mags and is starting to sell out. But it screams summer to me and is also big enough for my life. Big Buddha Hibiscus Tote Google it.

8. The September Issue: Behind the scenes look at Vogue Mag, making their biggest issue of the year (September’s) right after all the lines come out. Ever hear someone mention Anna Wintour and have no idea who they are talking about- this movie will explain all of that. And if you do know who she is than then even better.

9. The Nanny Returns: I am not as in love with this book as I was The Help but the way this society is, is quite astounding. This look at people is I am sure extreme but it makes you wonder. Also nice to visit the characters from The Nanny Diaries and see how they are doing.

10. Alice the Miniseries:
This originally aired on SciFi (I am going old school on the name) and I missed but catalogued it away for later. It is 3 hours long but was perfect on a Sunday afternoon, the new Alice is a Karate instructor and she represents chicas in a good way. Some of it is a little trippy but I love love love The Hatter. Watch it, it is endearing and quirky.

2 I Do Not Like, Full Spectrum Here Folks
1. When I call someone’s work cell and their waiting music is 1-2-3 by Britney Spears:
don’t get me wrong this song is infectious but not work appropriate. In fact when it comes on the radio I have on my desk at work I switch the station. And no one even works around me.
2. Princess as a Term of Endearment: In my family when we call you princess we are basically calling you a baby or a drama queen. As in Calm Down Princess.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Obsessiveness February 24, 2010

Mm the things I love to love.

1. Kesha. I am not talking about the songs that are on the radio although they're good. I'm talking about three other songs on her album that you'd have to search out. Take It Off, Blind, and my favorite Boots and Boys. They're all just so catchy! In my head the whole day. Don't buy the entire album though because for a 17-year-old girl she's amazingly dirty... 

2. Old Navy basics, the tee's, cardigans, and every day shirts. I recently cleaned out a huge chunk of my closet so it was time to restock the staples and Old Nav was the perfect place to do it. And they were having a sale so I got about 8 shirts, a couple tanks, a vest, and a cardigan for under $100.

3. Steve Madden shoes. Oh um I can't even handle this. I was in Georgetown and there's an entire Steve Madden store and they were having a sale. So I went in and filled a hole in my boot collection with gorgeous black suade slouchy boots with no heels. Yum. Behold the fabulousness.

4. Sledding. Cory I'm sure would disagree but I have been sledding twice in the past two weeks and it has been SO much fun. Sure you get a little banged up and maybe a little cold but you can't help but laugh at yourself and the other people and just relax and have fun going fast and almost hitting trees.

5. Girl Scout Cookies. Every year I forget how awesome they are and every year I somehow end up with a couple boxes and remember that they are just fabulous. Samoas are my fav. 

6. Mixing up my playlists. I tend to get in kind of a music rut so every once in a while I go in and spend probably a little too long just going through and changing things up. It lets you rediscover all the amazing music you have and rotate it back into every day listening. Beautiful.

7. Getting close enough to my birthday that I get to start thinking about what I want. And even better not being the one to bring it up, my mom asked me to start thinking about it so now I get to go guilt free window shopping! (Buy me something nice :)

8. Being a rebel and wearing flip flops in winter. Yes every one will call you crazy but you can be happy in the knowledge that your feet are sublimely comfortable and you get to show off your winter pedi for once. I just felt that my summer shoes missed me so I had to give them a little love :).

9. Being able to sit on my couch with a fantastic blanket, a drink, and just watch super fit people compete in sports I'll never dream of being able to do. Otherwise known as the Olympics. I love them and so enjoy watching them whenever I'm home.

10. Planning all the things I'm going to do when I go home. Yes my list is long, and yes most of the things involve eating, and yes I probably won't be able to do anything. But anticipation is really what makes the time go by and just makes Heidi a happy girl. I can't wait to go home! 

And an Extra - The Soup! Joel McHale oh how I love you. I think about this show and laugh. I watch it by myself and seriously laugh out loud. I wish it was longer than a half an hour each week....