My life = + +
Also, It has been 12 days since I've had soda and I feel like a new woman.
Also, Pete Wentz sucks.
Also, Joel is coming today! We are going to go to my favorite pizza place Calabria's in Cranford where they have the most delicious garlicky pizza ever. And then we are going suit shopping! I couldn't be happier to see my man, two weeks is torture without him.
Uhh, why must I torture myself with this in January? Victoria's Secret bathing suits are so expensive. I have some very serious exercising/saving to do in the months ahead.
Scratch that. I need every single swimsuit from this website:
OH MY GOD, I can not handle the cuteness.
Super stoked to have a new and liberal President. Here's hoping that the next eight years will be more successful and peaceful than the last!
In other incredibly less important or historical news, today is day nine of my life without soda. Fight the power!
What is going on with this weather? As far as I can remember, it never snows this much over the winter in NJ. It seems like it has been nonstop snow and bad weather conditions this whole winter. I just drove home from meeting my dad for lunch in a veritable blizzard. Having 2-wheel drive sucks. Also, it sucks when no one has plowed the roads or salted them or done ANYTHING and you have to drive half the speed limit and you still feel like you are going to fly off the road and smash into a tree. Terrifying. I can't stand the snow.
I got these dark wash Erin skinny jeans from Abercrombie for Christmas. In the medium wash, they are the only jeans that actually fit me really well. But in the dark wash, they are totally more snug and every time I wear them, they turn my legs and hands splotchy blue - not to mention they stain the bottom of the white tee shirts I have worn with them. AND I'VE ALREADY WASHED THEM TWICE. This enrages me.
Fuck you, Blockbuster. How dare you charge me $5.34 for A History of Violence, which isn't even a new release. I need to get Netflix.
So tonight, I am going to watch my ridiculously expensive DVD rental and probably paint my nails fire engine red, because I have decided that that is my new favorite color.
I miss you, Joel. :(
And one of the lenders is totally Joe Pesci in My Cousin Vinny, minus the leather.
And this afternoon, an older man came in with the most ridiculous hair or toupee ever.
Like Uncle Phil's toupee in that one episode of The Fresh Prince, only worse.
Also, I hate papercuts.
This is the sexiest picture I have ever seen in my life. The flaxen locks, the nautical star man tank top - and his facial hair looks it was expertly shaped from a merkin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merkin)
Totally different subject: Dunkin Donuts
Dunkin Donuts, your coffee tastes like fucking Sanka instant coffee, which is basically coffee-flavored water.
Fuck you, Sanka!
This morning, however, I got a nonfat latte from you and it was DELICIOUS!
God, my job is boring.
It actually tastes like real chocolate pudding! And it's fat-free!
Hate: Jell-O Sugar-Free Pudding
So, it has 40 less calories than the aforementioned pudding and it is just as creamy and delicious - until you swallow and are met with a heinous and powerful articificial sweetener aftertaste. Now, I love Splenda just as much as the next girl, but TRUST ME. This is not an enjoyable taste.
Dear Envelope Moistener and Adhesive,
I love you. Thank you for sealing my envelopes with ease, thus sparing me from the nasty taste of envelope and the terrifying probability of getting a paper cut on my tongue. You are my favorite office supply. Don't tell Post-it Page Markers.
1. Rest Stops
Honestly, where else do they have gigantic Big Boy statues and tacky state-themed souvenirs? I love it. Okay, so maybe the food is completely disgusting and insanely overpriced, but still my love for rest stops is eternal. When Joel and I were driving back from Rockville, we stopped at one and our eyes lit up with joy for the gigantic Big Boy statue in front of us. Unfortch, the restaurant was closed. Bummer, right? No biggie - no pun intended - I got two really cute Maine and New Jersey magnets.
2. The Doo-wop Singers from 'Little Shop of Horrors'
I fucking love everything about this movie. One of my favorite aspects is these hot bitches. Their outfits are fantastic.
3. Mikhail Bulgakov
Currently my favorite author. I fell in love after I read The Master and Margarita and I've since read two of his other works: One of these was Heart of a Dog, about a crazy experimental scientist who takes a freshly dead man's testicles and pituitary gland in the body of a live dog. Madness ensues, naturally. The other, which I read last night on my Megabus bus ride back from Boston (one of the things I hate) is called The Fatal Eggs and is about, yet again, a crazy scientist who discovers the ray of life - the press and Communist government go wild over the discovery and use the ray on a batch of what they think are hens' eggs, in hopes of raising the chicken population of Russia, but as the title suggest, things go horribly wrong. Bulgakov wrote during Stalin's reign in the Soviet Union, but was a counter-revolutionary. His works are often very satirical and critique Soviet Communism so when they were published in Russia (which many of his works weren't, until long after he died) they were heavily censored. His unique brand of writing combines political satire, laugh-out-loud humor, Russian culture and fanciful science fiction is unlike any other writer I've come across. Definitely a must-read. Next on my list are his two plays, Fight and Bliss.
4. 'O Brother Where Art Thou'
I'm pretty sure I hated Homer's Odyssey when I had to read it in high school, but I love this film. I found it for six bucks this weekend at a store called CeX in Downtown Crossing in Boston, where you can buy and sell used DVD's, music and video games. They have an INSANE collection.
5. 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall'
Only thing I didn't like about this movie was Jonah Hill's character. And not enough full-frontal penis shots! Just kidding - four was plenty.
6. Bag Balm
There are few things I love more in this world than Bag Balm. My family has been using it religiously for generations, for chapped lips, dry skin, cuts, burns, you name it - Bag Balm is the ultimate cure-all. Maybe the appearance (thick, mucuousy yellow goop) and the strong smell are undesirable, but this product is a Godsend, especially in the winter when wind and cold weather makes your skin feel like a crocodile.
Absolutely hilarious and ridiculous celebrity gossip. I've been a daily reader for about two years now. My boyfriend Joel says that I have "Celebrity Worship Syndrome." I disagree - I'd say that I have "Compulsive Celebrity Gossip Website Reading Syndrome."
8. Jeffrey Campbell's "The Taking Names Boots"
Love these shoes.
9. Bagel Rising
The most delicious bagels I have ever tasted - bar none. Only located in Boston, but definitely worth the trip if you are in town.
10. The Boston Book Company - http://www.rarebook.com/
Great selection of used and rare books on all subject matters. I found a huge book of primary sources on Modern European History and an old, huge, illustrated hardcover copy of Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov, for only three dollars each!
I love them in every color, shape and size.
12. Sarah Haskin's "Target Women" -
As described by current.tv, "Target Women is a recurring segment on Current TV's weekly television show, infoMania. In each episode of Target Women, Sarah Haskins takes a look at the often-ridiculous way the media reaches out to women." She is absolutely hilarious. This clip is my personal favorite, so far:
13. Post-It Page Markers
How I survived my first two years of college without these, I will never know.
14. Good 'n Plenty
I only know two people who share my love for the deliciousness that is Good 'n Plenty, or black licorice in general: my dad and my boyfriend. Everyone else is clearly a fool.
For now, I'll leave it at that.