Friday, February 29, 2008

everybodys workin for the leap-end

ah. im so glad its friday. im trip-ly glad its friday. and my 3 reasons are:
  1. its the first full week of work after a short week and even shorter weekend. ok fine, my workload this week wasnt back breaking... or even fingernail breaking but this week seemed l.o.n.g. the weather went from almost spring-like to downright frigid accompanied by snow. plus, ive been feeling bloated and fat all week. serio! not only do i have a full fledge muffin top, im even carrying muffin top-back too. yeah, ew. back fat. can i get any more signs to hit the gym. i dont think so. as my bod has been bloating, i cant say the same for my wallet this week which leads to reason number 2!
  2. payday friday! yeah, ive been on the po fo sho diet the past week which is hard to do, especially when the aunt is in town. oddly enough though, i didnt have my usual chocolate cravings that i always get during the week. i did however, bake cupcakes when i had a sweet tooth as opposed to fishing for change in the couch and running down to the vending machine. a pro for baking is that i saved myself some loose change. a con is the regretful bloating i had the next morning from downing 4 cupcakes in 1 short sitting the night before. hopefully ill be able to pull myself together nicely for the kickoff event for this much anticipated weekend.
  3. its mikes bday its mikes bday.

    fo real. and it dont come every year. mikes had a pretty kickin month, engagement and actual bday and this leap year is gonna be fantastic for him as hes getting married to a pretty cool chick. i may have mentioned her a few times here and there, you know, jamie. this extra day is cool bc it gives people extra time to get shit done or maybe to sit back and appreciate what youve got or whats to come.
im just excited that the weekend is here. i cant wait to sleep in and take my time getting out of bed (although last weekend i barely got out: i played an extreme edition of the island game, my man and i resembled the grandparents from willy wonka). but im hoping to get some stuff done too. tomorrow is march and march has the first of four weddings ill be attending this year. im actually very excited for this wedding bc its in florida which makes it a mini getaway weekend for my man and me. the next wedding is out on li and the last two weddings are gonna be super fun bc theyre the first weddings that im a part of. ive got a busy year ahead of me so this weekend, im gonna take it easy :)

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


its funny. this past weekend was the first time that word was used to describe my man and me although im sure many people have been thinking that for way longer. we cant help it. we're like each others drug and yeah, we're addicted. this past weekend was really one of the best ones ive had in a long time. even though i had to work last friday, it was only a half day (office closed at noon), the thursday before was v-day and the following monday was also a day off from the office (for presidents day) and my mans bday! like i always do, im breaking down my extra long weekend per day.
  • thursday 2/14: v-day! - so my man followed my orders and had something delivered to my office. hey, whats the point of having a bf if you cant rub it in everyones faces on v-day. am i right? am i right? so my man sent me 2 packages. the first was a pot of roses with 2 dolls and the second was a box of chocolates (pictured in the post below). i knew the night would be low key bc i didnt ask my man to make reservations anywhere and he is not exactly a fan of this holiday. actually i think i read this in one of karos ruminations but its true, v-day is only enjoyed by gfs. single people obv hate it and bfs think its just annoying. of course my bf is one of those guys who hates the holiday but masks his hate with the whole "everyday should be v-day" bs. please. like 1 day outta the year to cough up some dough to spend on me isnt gonna kill you.
    anyway, we discussed our dinner plans should be something low-key and had johnny rockets as a serious option. so the night before, dee had the two of us over for a lil guitar hero sess. needless to say, my man went to bed way past his bedtime so i knew he would be a ti li fo sho when i came back from work. and he was. he suggested staying in for the night and for some reason, i agreed with him. then i sat on the couch and started to get upset. tears started to flow outta my eyes and i became that girl. the gf i never wanted to become. the girl who wants her bf to be a mind-reader. my man ran over to me and basically answered the q's he was asking himself. why was i crying? he shouldve ignored his exhaustation and taken me out. its v-day. its our first v-day. its my first v-day. i was totally that girl. i dropped subtle hints but never told him exactly what i wanted.
    this made me think of a convo i had way back in the summertime when the candice and rocco show was still in full effect. my man and i were saying that we work well together bc we tell each other exactly what we want and do it. rocco and candice were saying its nice to do things for the other person without them telling you to do so. and i guess a part of me wanted that. i wanted my man to do something for me that wasnt on my wish list. to put a lil effort into something thats just for me. anyway, my man dried my tears and we ended up having the low-key dinner we originally planned to have but instead of johnny rockets, we went to chipotle. we also made a great discovery: chipotle has awesome cheap beer. rockin! this was also the first time i used the power of the box. it was pretty cool.
  • friday 2/15: half day friday! - i was psyched to go to work only bc i knew i was leaving there in a few short hours. although the office closed at noon, i didnt get out til 2pm. hey, im a diligent worker. as soon as i got back to my apt, i had a nice relaxing time by myself. all i have to say is a bowl + idol auditions = lol good time. seriously, i think i scared my neighbors with my rupturous laughs. especially with my high ceilings, i was echoing. nuts. i refrained from eating too much bc dinner was gonna be awesome.
    my man and i were meeting up with his bro cory and his gf amber at lugers for an early bday dinner for my man. i know lugers is my mans all time fave meal and well, i may just hop on that bandwagon. while the three of them were waxing poetic about politics and all that jazz, i was piling my plate with yummy steak which immediately filled up my belly. i was in crazy sneaky korean mode. it was awesome. as we were all enjoying our buzz, cory asked us how our v-day was and of course we gave a mini description of our holiday (minus our lil tiff). who knew that cory and amber werent in the best spirits these days. after hearing a lil about their differences my man and i realized 2 things: we really did have a healthy relationship and the candice and rocco show may have some new competition via the cory and amber show. hehe. my man and i can be such schadenfreud-ians.
  • saturday 2/16: takin it easy - spent the day in bed eating cold leftovers from lugers. so yum. we slowly trekked it back to my apt by doing a lil shopping in my mans old 'hood first. went to an adorable childrens store called bombalulu's to pick up gifts for my mans cousins 1st bday party. then we stopped by american apparel to pick up a cute dress for me :) we finally arrived at my apt around 7pm and i made a yummy dinner of korean kalbi and rice. im awesome. then my man and i trekked it back to bk only to watch movies, read books and fall asleep. honestly, i think we spent at least 2 hours that night not saying a word to each other but there was not even a second of awkward silence. thats when i knew my man is not only my bf but my partner. you know youre extremely comfortable with someone when you dont feel the need to fill an empty space (aka silence) and you can pretty much do anything you would do when youre alone with that person being right next to you. plus, we have our own sign language. you know lil hand gestures for pack the bowl, scratch my back, etc... i know, we're so adorable we're nauseating. ew. when did i become this girl?!
  • sunday 2/17: family day - first stop: jersey. our day began with a fun bagel n lox brunch with my man and his fam. i also picked up groceries while i was in jersey to bake cupcakes for my mans bday which was the next day. so fun. the bf got an iphone from his parents for his bday. they also booked our flights for jordys wedding. nicest parents! after our filling brunch, we headed over to cousin charlottes 1st bday party. this party made me feel so young and old at the same time. i felt so young for not having a baby of my own (like 80% of the adults there) but so old bc this was one of the first kid parties ive been to when im not a kid. good thing is, i didnt want to kill myself or any child there. hmmm. maybe i am growing up. i actually thought the kids were adorable. lil babies!
    the last stop was flushing, queens. my parents wanted to take my man out to dinner for his bday. ah, long story short, my car sounded like a harley during the entire 2 hour drive from jersey to queens. gotta love a loud car in nyc traffic. amazing. dinner was adorable. my parents got my man a lil gift (really nice aftershave) and a fun caterpillar pillow for me. hanging out with my fam has become a bit more relaxed now. i really appreciate my parents making an effort to get to know my bf more and i know he appreciates it too. ah, fam non-drama. its kinda nice.
    so we went back to bk and i literally waited for the clock to strike midnight so i could light a candle in one of the delicious funfetti cupcakes i made and give my man his bday gift. i love love love giving gifts but im also a weird ocd stickler for giving them on the actual bday or holiday. i dont like giving hints either bc i think the surprise of not knowing what the gift is is like 30% of the fun. im weird. obv, my man loved his gift (it was the naruto uncut box set volume 2, i gave him volume 1 for v-day). then we hit the sack and eventually fell asleep (natch).
  • monday 2/18: the bfs bday! - looking back on this day, its exactly how i wouldve wanted to spend my own bday. my office was closed for presidents day but my man had to take the day off. besides, i think they should make it a law: you can NOT work on your bday. we started the day with brunch at our fave bk brunch bar, teddys. seriously, they make the BEST bloody marys ever. you wanna know how i know. bc i dont even like bloody marys that much but thats the reason why i go to teddys. the bloody freakin marys! they taste so good and yeah, they also get you f@#$ed up too. so we went back to my mans apt to chase our buzz with a bomba. then we decided to trek it to the mainland aka manhattan to do a lil shopping. books for the man, jeans for moi. we ended the day with a nice sushi dinner across the street from the 'burg apt. good food, good shopping, good times.
every single minute of this ridiculously long and ridiculously awesome weekend (except maybe for a few hours) was spent just the two of us and there was not one second of "ugh, get away from me" (not even during the v-day fight). i am totally comfortable with the togetherness i have with my man but what i didnt know was that his parents think its normal too! thats who used the word "inseparable" to describe us and they said its totally understandable bc thats how they are too. sure, this weekend may sound like any other weekend ive had since my courtship with me man but i still get moments of enlightenment. i guess thats how i know we're still fresh. whenever i think we've entered a new level of comfy-ness, we hit another zone. yikes, ive totally become the gross happy girl. damn love. its turned me into some happy monster.

special mention:
its official. 10/11/08. let the countdown begin!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

v-day numero uno

isnt it adorable? this is my first official valentines day. seriously! anyway, my love sent these lovely gifts to my office to brighten up my cube and my day! my man and i are celebrating tonight in a very low key manner. we dont need no fancy dinner to express our love for one another. we're celebrating by doing what we love to do together: sharing a fat bomba, eating some fat burgers, then makin some fat lovin. love love love.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


so i was inspired to write this by my brosef ichford watching an ep of how i met your mother which is btw my new fave show and also one of my examples of ch-ch-changing. in the ep my bro watched, the main character ted finds a shirt in his closet that he bought years ago but never liked. anyway, so he sees the shirt and decides he likes it. a few years passed and his personal style changed. obv, the biggest change in my life this past year is my relationship status. but having a constant companion is not the only difference that came with the bf.

even though i knew it was happening, i guess jamie and mikes recent engagement really had me step back and look at my life now and reflect on how it was back then. only a few years ago, my home away from home was the peach pit and my weekends always began with a drive into murray hill, frustratingly searching for parking along 30th st, and knowing my night will end with a smokin n dyin sess with g-star and starting the following morning with a delivered mcdonalds breakfast. i was just a single girl desperately trying to get out of her parents house. now i live in the city and see my friends a lot less than when i was treking it from li. my nights in m-hill started to dwindle when jamie moved from the peach pit to the peach pit after dark but now i never step foot in that 'hood, mainly bc most of my friends have migrated elsewhere.

when i was single, i went out every weekend but every time i was out, i just wanted to go back to someones apt (mainly jamies) to smoke and chill. i went out bc i wanted a reason to get all dressed up and girly and obv, to hopefully find a man to just smoke and chill with so i dont have to go out anymore. well, many many many years later, i found just that. i found that man. the smoking has cut down a bit but the chillin has gone way up. do i miss my single girl nights? i honestly dont miss the crowded bars but i do miss the getting ready with the girls. pleading along with jiller, the aim and g-star to jamie about getting rid of her purple hole-y push up bra. busting out to rent and then bawling out any other cheesy song that comes on. ordering in wings or moonie before going out. i even miss fixing the damn cover on the couch that no one else could do besides me.

my commuting has changed considerably as well. yeah the biggest and obv change is from driving in a car to surfing on the subway. but even my mta commuting has evolved. i went from reading magazines to listening to my ipod, to listening to songs and playing solitaire on my ipod, to finally reading books. yeah. i cant believe i became a book reader. now i know my bf wants to take credit for this but honestly, i have to give my book reading credit to melfur. bet you didnt see that one coming. ah, thats another thing i miss. my hot boxed drives with melfur through li which eventually ended with a long stay at either at a barnes and noble or borders. she got me into the girly books that actually fill up my bookshelf. but yeah, my bf got me back into reading. especially james patterson books. i also have to give annie some cred too. shes been lending me books that are kinda slow in the beginning but then i evenually whiz through bc they get so good!

another thing annie introduced me to was how i met your mother. honestly, its the best show. its hilarious and smart and just plain awesome! like me! i clicked with it so much that i even got my brosef into it bc lets face it, hes me with balls (literally, figuratively, truly). so you may be wondering, how is this a change if its something new. well well well, a few years ago, during my time at cmp (the company on li i worked for) this temp joe and i got along famously. although he only worked at cmp for a few weeks, we kept in touch afterwards. just emailing back and forth about our fave show, laguna beach. he mentioned that he was watching this new show called how i met your mother and how it was the best new show on television. i kinda brushed that off. how can i show with a ridiculously long title like that be any good. ah joe. he was actually right. how i met your mother totally rocks!

heres a brief synopsis of its characters and the show itself. the show is called how i met your mother and is a backwards love story. its about the main character ted telling his children about how he met their mother. the entire show is a huge flashback of the events leading up to ted meeting his wife (who we still dont know!). in the flashbacks, ted is a 20 something romantic who is desperately searching for his dream girl to marry and have a family with. he lives with his best friend marshall who was his roommate their freshman year at college. marshall is dating and eventually marries lily (played by the adorable alison "and one time at band camp" hannigan) who he also met during freshman year of college. barney is their AWESOME single friend played by neil patrick harris who is just freakin AWESOME. and to round out the five-some is robin, who ted meets and falls in love with but ends up being friends with bc robin is a tv journalist from canada who doesnt want to get married and just wants to see the world. ok fine, so it doesnt sound so amazing on paper but watch one ep and youll be hooked, guaranteed! even the bf watched one ep and was considering getting into it (which is a big step bc he is a remote nazi!).

maybe change isnt a good word. bc change means something is different. i guess i should use the word evolve. im growing up. trying new things. or maybe im just becoming what i was always meant to be which is... AWESOME!

Monday, February 11, 2008


jump! jump for joy! jump for jamie and mike! jump bc its cardio! even though weve all been expecting it, it didnt make it any less exciting when mike popped the question to jamie. he literally spelled it out for her (he proposed during a game of scrabble) and obv! she said yes. im genuinely happy for them but a part of me is even happier bc mike managed to do the impossible, he surprised her. so now is the beginning. the beginning of crazy planning, endless calls from mothers, aunts, cousins, grandparents, friends, etc... and thats just for the couple.

for me, its a double reason to hit the gym and drop that donut. im taking my recent case of the runs as a sign. a sign to stop shoving my fat pie hole with food and start shedding some pounds. plus, everyone around me is losing weight. jamies been on some healthy anti-cough diet that makes her pee in jugs and jillers been hitting the gym so hard she even got my man wondering if she joined nutri-system. got about 8 months to fit into 2 bridemaids dresses. jeepers. gotta jump!

special mention:
me: what are you doing this weekend?
jamie: i gotta pee in a jug all day. ill prolly do that on sunday.

january: national gyno month.