Saturday, February 28, 2009

February gets an F in Fun

When my sister Katie was in high school we always told her she got a F in Fun....meaning she wasn't having any! It started when my parents and I picked her up from work (Media Play) one night and we were all being goofy but she wasn't having it and I think ended up yelling at us all. So instead of them punishing her she just got an F in fun, she was pretty ticked off with us all...

All that to say - February got an F in fun! So looking forward to March.

Highlights of February:
* 6 dentist visits (3 different dentists) resulting in one tooth being filled twice, much time and money wasted, still in PAIN
* upper lip waxing gone wrong- yes, I don't care if people know: I am ITALIAN! The burn only looked ridiculous for three days and no scarring
* Poop filled dog crate -D was sick and we had about 12 people coming over 20 minutes after we had gotten home. I had poop up to my elbows while Gabe was bathing the dog to remove poop from her matted fur. Did I mention the landlord came over while all this was happening to show me a leak in the basement? Yes she was able to see the poop all over the carpet and I am sure was super excited about having us as renters.
* I was in a anti-harassment video for work (I was the one being harassed) and when I got to the shoot they had a makeup artist. I smiled and said- O I actually wore makeup today for the video: End result- being ushered to a couch to get makeup applied. The guy who was doing it kindly reminded me that I DID work for a makeup company
* I have finally realized that my once thick puffy hair is now thin and lifeless.

Some fun things did occur, a few birthday celebrations with friends, tickets to a free show, movie night with a co-worker, new coffee pot, a few nice meals out, Callisto is now on sale!!, my friend and I spent hours in IKEA pretending that we lived there as we had conversation after conversation in a few different kitchens.

Here is hoping for an A in March! With all that complaining I will leave you with a few pictures of the pup bc we haven't had any nauseating "We love our dog so much" posts in a while.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Gabe here, shamelessly using the blog as an outlet to plug my first editorial foray, Callisto by Torsten Krol, which goes on sale this coming Tuesday (2/17). I won't do this for every book I acquire, but this author deserves to be read. Callisto is a fantastic read--it's a dark satire with one heck of a narrator telling the story, a guy named Odell Deefus. I'm not going to give anything away, but trust me when I say this is one of the best books I've ever read. You can find it at your local B&N or Borders, and also on Amazon. If you read it and like it, write a review on Amazon. This is one of those books that is going to succeed by word-of-mouth if it succeeds at all, so spread the word! Sorry for the commercial, but I really think this author is something special. Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Get out the way...Ole Dan Tucker

It's official~ Gabe and I are headed to Italy this year on vacation. We have been talking about it forever and finally bought our plane tickets! We leave for Venice on May 14th and will run around for two weeks. We'll stop in a few different cities and fly home from Rome on May 28th!

We are so ready for a vacation~ I just have to be patient bc I still have a few months here...Gabe and I love to travel and ever since we moved back from Scotland it seems that all of our journeys are planned around other, weddings, funerals, etc...

So that is why I am singing...Get out the way Ole Dan Tucker- rap style, if only you could see the dance that goes along with it!

If you have been to Italy cast your votes here for favorite cities, hotels, restaurants that you think are a MUST. We have a good idea of what the trip will look like but would love some input.

Anyone want an apt. in NYC for two weeks? The only catch is loving on our pup, Dakota:)(ps you would have to feed and walk her)