Thursday, October 29, 2009

Does This Bother You?!

Today at work, I walked into the kitchen and, like always, there is stuff all over the table that is OBVIOUSLY supposed to go back into the refrigerator. Now, when you work at a company with a median age of 26.5 (I learned that at our company meeting yesterday) I understand that some people may still be adjusting to being out of college. I guess it is hard for some people to not be slobs. And no, your mother does not work here. But honestly people, mayonnaise goes in the fridge!!! Oh, and so does turkey and cheese- DUH!!!

In all honesty, things going in the fridge isn't the point of my rant. It just made me realize how many pet peeves I actually have. I know that everyone has things that always bother them. So, I started to make the list mentally in my head, and I realized that a lot of things have the potential to bother me. Ha Ha. Don't worry, I won't sit here and type them all out - that would be boring for you to read, and I would look like a beeeeotch!

Although, I can't help but list just a few so that in case you do this, you can stop doing it around me! :)

-chewing with your mouth open or having people be able to hear you chew (SO GROSS and probably my #1 pet peeve)
-not using the proper form of a word (too vs. to, where vs. wear, etc)
-pictures hung crooked on a wall
-not replacing something when you use the last of it
-wearing black with black and the two blacks not matching

OK, that is enough. I have to cut myself off or I will keep going. I mean, I know everyone has pet peeves, but I guess I just never really thought about mine- let alone make a mental list that was longer than the waiting list of a hot new club. Oh well!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Black, Orange and Nothing to Wear

So, Halloween is 3 days away, and in my normal fashion, I still don't know what I am going to be. Well, for the Halloween Party at work on Friday I have a costume that is part of a group, but as for a costume for the main event, I am drawing a blank. Sure, I could buy a pair of wings and be an angel (which would only be dressing up in my true colors) or find some typical costume that lacks creativity. I just can't seem to think of anything to be.

And when Halloween comes, I can't help but think of one of the best movie quotes I have ever heard, compliments of the movie Mean Girls. "Halloween is the one night a year when girls can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it. "

Now, I am not innocent when it comes to taking a perfectly wholesome costume and turning it into the scandalous version. Like, when I was homemaker Barbie - complete with a slip, apron, spatula and heels. Or a cowgirl in platforms and a tied up flannel. It is not hard to find a cute idea for a costume, cut the amount of material needed in half and have a nice "adult" version of the costume!

I just can't haven't found something that I really want to be. Everything I find is either too time consuming to create, too boring or just not fun. So, hopefully I will be inspired between now and Saturday when it is time to go out. And if not, well, Michael and I will just wait to go out until later when everyone is drunk and won't remember that we don't have costumes. hahaha

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Thanks Mom...

I know that getting traits from you parents is inevitable. These gorgeous baby blues that look at the world everyday are compliments of my mother (Crazy Sue), while my height I can thank my father....err....maybe that skipped his generation. Well, if it didn't come from my Dad, I do think it came from that side- somewhere. So, thanks! My point being- everyone is bound to be a combination of their Mom & Dad's looks to some degree.

The thing I find funny is the personality traits & weird quirks that you inherit from your parents. What made me think of this was the fact that I am sitting on my couch writing this after I just rearranged my whole living room (Michael is going to be so excited when he gets home). I tend to rearrange some part of the house every few weeks, and this is definitely something that I got from Crazy Sue. I remember coming home from school - or waking up in the morning sometimes- to a whole new kitchen/living/dining room. Crazy Sue would get the creative urge, and instead of making a greeting card or baking a cake, she would move furniture. And I am not taking swapping out one picture for another on the mantel. She would take furniture that was in the living room to the dining room and vice versa. It was like a puzzle that could be fit together 20 different ways- and she was bound to do it ever way possible.

So, while I was pushing my couch from one side of the room to the other, I just burst out laughing. Partly because I am not sure if this new arrangement is going to work, and secondly, because my Mom would be so proud that she passed this onto me. Oh Crazy Sue!! I guess there are worse things I could have gotten from my Mom- like how she says "roll-y-coaster" instead of "rollercoaster." Michael is going to go bonkers when he gets home, but I guess that's what he gets for being gone on a Saturday when I am feeling 'inspired.'

So, now, I will enjoy this new set up- until I come up with an even better one in my head.

Thursday, October 15, 2009


Just so everyone knows- this musical lifestyle is re-enforced every week when I watch Glee

Where Is My Backround Music?!

I am shocked that I haven't shared with ya'll the fact that I wish my life was like a musical. And I am being 100% serious. Sometimes, when I walk down the street or am in a certain moment in time- I think it would be 100% appropriate for some background music to que in, or to be able to break out in song like a Broadway Show.

Do you know what I mean? Like, sometimes, I am walking to work, fresh off the T MUNI, and am feeling great about the day ahead of me. The sun is shinning (rare here in SF) and it seems SO fitting for a song to slowly crescendo while I walk down the street so I can strut my stuff down 3rd Street and walk right into Yelp.

Now, I know that I can't be the only person to think this. I know that everyone has had that moment in their life, when they have done something great and just feel the need for the Rocky theme song to start blasting in the background.

And if I am the only person that thinks like this, well, I am ok with that too. But, I have a strong feeling that I am not the only one.....

Friday, September 25, 2009


Oh. My. Goodness. Friday, you could not have come sooner. You know when you wake up on Tuesday and are CONVINCED that is has to be at least Thursday?! That was this week for me. I need some time to catch up and sleep! Plus, Michael was in Las Vegas for a work conference (I know, right?!) and so it was not as fun here as it normally is.

So, what is the best way to spend Friday night?! Just like we did- catching up on all out favorite shows that were DVRed (CSI, Grey's, SVU, etc), and Chinese food!!! We tried out a new (to us) place that was super tasty and I am not sitting here in a Chinese food coma, which is always a good sign! Sometimes, this is my favorite was to spend Friday night. Then it is like I have rested up for a good weekend and am ready for fun!

Anyways, no major plans for the weekend. Gonna head to the farmer's market for some fresh yummy fruits & veggies, dinner with a friend and maybe torturing myself with some football tomorrow. But, at least it will be with fun people. Well, that's all for now!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Introducing...Mornings on Muni

I have decided that now that we live in SF, BART tales would be few and far between. So, for your reading pleasure I'll try to do a morning segment I'll be calling "Mornings on MUNI.". Too many crazy things happen on public transportation not to share them with all of you. So, with no further adue...

I understand personal space may not be able to exist on a crowded bus or rail car. I know I will probably have to get too close for comfort to the dingy looking man getting his nap on the T-train. BUT, there is NO reason for personal space not to be allowed on a wide open platform. So, to the mother and her child who felt It necessary to practically lean on me yesterday at the 4th & King station - please allow me 3 minutes of platform breathing so that I can hold my breath until I get off at my station. Thanks.

Saturday, September 19, 2009


Sorry, I am not regular. With blogging - get your head out of the gutter!! Sitting outside of Michael's karate school waiting for Michael so that we can head to sushi and see a movie! I am so excited for sushi - not even that I am that adventurous in my raw fish consumption, but I love sushi!!

And then, we are going to the movies - either Extract of Julie & Julia - depends on who wins the battle I guess, me or Michael. I'll report back. It is gorgeous weather today, and I was able to get some color on my pasty skin!! So exciting!

Just wanted to say hello to all and wish you a wonderful weekend! Enjoy the rest and the people around you!!

xoxo and much love,

Friday, September 4, 2009

Friday Night at Home

I am so cool right now. It's Friday night and I am sitting at home still mildly recovering from a too crazy Thursday night. Note for the future- company parties are AWESOME. Company parties on a Thursday are NOT too awesome. Well, scratch that- the Friday after a Thursday night company party are what sucks. There definitely was a lull over the sales floor today and you could tell that there was a large handful of people who were in worse shape than I.

I am so excited that it's a three day weekend! That means a lot of sleeping in, getting things done, having fun and hanging out. Oh, and working out, because I have definitely been sucking at that lately. I need to get back on the eating healthy and working out train. And the 2 Yelp cupcakes that I ate late night aren't doing anything for my girlish figure. Well, I only eat the tops where all the frosting is, so that is better, right?

And here is my random thought for the day- can I please have my life resemble a musical please? I want background music and to be able to break out into song at anytime without getting weird looks. Ok, that's all. Back to being lazy!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Take 2

Ok, so I suck at being a regular blogger. I will be riding MUNI (because yes, we made the move to SF!!) and have blog thoughts running through my mind. But, by the time I get home, I have to much to do and am so wiped out that the last thing I can do is tell you all about my important life...haha

So, I am going to take another stab at this. I am sitting here, with a lovely face mask on, and deciding that I am making this a regular thing. I am going to start out with an every other day schedule and see how that goes. So, hold me accountable- harass me, pester me, keep me in line!

I don't think I am going to keep a main theme...just a little bit of this, some of my random thoughts and stories, and whatever thoughts i think you need to know.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

A Few Things to Share

I just wanted to share a few things I have learned in the past few days and also a few of the random thoughts that I have had. Here we go...

1. Not sure if most people were aware of this, but I just learned that baby carrots do not grow that way. I have always thought they found a way to grow them smaller- but unfortunately this is not the case. They are really just big carrots that can't be sold because they could be slightly rotting or just not look pretty. So, after the bag in my fridge is gone, I am not eating them anymore. Because, well, this just bummed me out.

2. Random thought I had today- hoe do people who are blind find the braille signs that are posted on the walls? And, I am not saying this to be sassy- I am really curious.

3. So, my cat sheds a lot. And I found a new trick tonight that I want to share with everyone! I went to use one of those tape rollers to get some of Elle's hair off the bed- and it didn't do anything! So, I grabbed a Bounce sheet and rubbed it all over the comforter...WORKED LIKE A CHARM and was WAY faster!

4. If I could have a 3 day weekend every weekend, I would work so much harder the 4 work days of the week...PROMISE!!!

5. I still don't understand why men cat-call out the window at women on the street- do you think I am going to turn around and say "Oh! Please stop!! That totally turns me on!!" - uh....I think NOT!!!!

That is all I really have today- just some random things I though of and other things that I learned that I wanted to share. Hope everyone is enjoy the short work week! Tomorrow is already Thursday!!! YAY!!! So, until next time...

xo and much love,

Sunday, May 17, 2009

The Most Random Survey

I don't have a topic for this post, so I googled "random surveys" and found this random survey to fill out. Here goes nothing...

What's the first thing you do when waking up in the morning? Push "snooze" on my Blackberry
Do you prefer a shower or bath? Showers- my bath isn't big enough
How many times a day do you brush your teeth? 2- morning and night
What kind of cell phone do you have? My beloved Blackberry 8320
What would you do with a 10 bill you found on the ground? Put it in my wallet if I didn't see the owner around...
What would you do with your significant other if you knew today was your last day with them? Spend the day with him
Have you said "I love you" today? Every day :)
What's one thing you actually remember about kindergarten? Being pushed in a wagon from behind, holding the handle and steering erratically yelling "watch out! drunk driver" So inappropriate!
Did you cry at your graduation or smile because you were glad it was over? Smiled at both...big accomplishments!
Are you closer with your mom or dad? Both on different levels, but probably Crazy Sue more
Do you prefer the tanning bed or the sun? SUN SUN SUN- or sun in a bottle :)
What's 2 of your favorite movies? Rent & A Walk to Remember
What's the last thing you think about before going to sleep at night? "Do I get to sleep in tomorrow?"
How many rumors have you heard about yourself? I have no idea...
What's a nickname you go by? Most of the time - "Kels," but my good friends call me "Skinniest Friend"
How do you calm down when your extremely angry? Punch someone (I kid, I kid...)
Do you prefer to work hard or hardly work? Work Hard, Play Hard
What are 3 places you want to see in the world? All of Europe, every Carribbean island, and to explore NY
A movie or a long walk in the park on the first date? Long walk
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Rich...
In 10? Richer :)
Ever thought you met "The One"? I've got him :)
What are 2 of your favorite places to eat? TK Burger in Newport Beach and 4.0 Deli in SD
3 of your favorite places to shop? Nordstrom, Forever 21 and Bloomingdales
Do you currently have a job? Yes- at Yelp
Which would you rich and miserable, or poor and extremely happy? I choose Rich and extremely happy
What's one of your favorite TV shows? Grey's Anatomy
Do you know who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Of course, I was a nanny...SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS
How many showers do you take in one day? 1 or 2, depends on when I work out.
Would you want a house at the beach or in the mountains? Beach for sure
What are 2 of your favorite colors? Pink and purple
Do you look up or at your feet when you walk? both, Have to make sure I'm not going to fall in my tall shoes
What's your favorite ice cream? Anything with chocolate
What color are your eyes? Blue
Do you have glasses or contacts? No
Which do you want...a big extravagant wedding or a quiet intimate ceremony? A mix of both
What's the most expensive thing you own? My laptop? Or my LV bag
What's the most you've ever spent on a pair of jeans? $200
What color are your bedroom walls? White- boring
Do you ever actually make your bed? It is made every morning...mostly by Michael
How many pillows do you have to sleep with? 1
Do you prefer to sleep alone or with someone? with Michael- I am a cuddler
What is one of your pet peeves? Chewing with your mouth open, or being rude
What could you tolerate...someone who snores or a sleep walker? I don't want to deal with either
What's the craziest thing you've ever done? Live my life
Would you rather sky dive or bungee jump? Bungee
Ever been outside of the US? Only to Mexico hahah
Ever think Texas should just be part of Mexico? Um, I am going to with a no
Do you have to have some kind of noise to fall asleep? nope- I like it to be dark and quiet
What time is it right now? 9:24pm
What's your zodiac sign? Aquarius
How long does it usually take you to get dressed? 10 get dressed
Do you prefer to call or text someone? I think calling has been lost to texting, so I try to call
Who is your celebrity heart-throb? Paul Walker
Would you have survived 100 years ago? For sure...I am crafty
What do you think the world will be like in 30 years? Who knows...but I will be here to find out!
Do you have to be the center of attention? Some might say yes...
Ever been told you are "The Life of The Party"? Yes, cause I am loud
Did you get a new year's kiss? Yes :)
Are you a happy person? I am a very happy person- it takes too much out of me to be sad
If money was no option...what type car would you own? Silver Range Rover
Do you think you could actually survive the cost of living in California or New York? Well, I have lived in CA all my life...and I would LOVE LOVE LOVE NY, and would make it work!
How many concerts have you been to? oh Lord....soooo many. Mostly NSYNC hahah
Do they "wear-out" good songs by over playing them? Definitely!!
Have you ever flat ironed your hair? Pretty much every day- my straightener is my life
What's the most you've ever payed for shampoo and conditioner? ugh...let's not discuss this
Was it actually worth it? I tell myself yes..
What have you done that you are proud of? Been financially supportive of myself for a long time...
Do you go to church every Sunday? No, I used to
Do you have a hidden talent? Can we say, sweatshirt trick?!?!
Do you like water parks? I like the slides and lazy river, not the crazy people
What is one of your childhood memories? Learning to ride my bike with my purse on hahaha
Do you like to cuddle? I already told you that!
Do you have an actual comforter on your bed? I have a down comforter with a duvet cover..
Do you like the heat or cold weather? Comfortable heat because then I can tan
What was your favorite cartoon as a kid? Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Do you prefer dogs or cats? both- and I have both
When no one is you actually walk around naked?
Are you a bashful or outgoing person? Definitely outgoing
If you could change one thing about your body...would you? Yes I would
If someone held a gun to your head and asked you..."Do you believe in God?" what would you say? yes I do, does that mean they will shoot me?
Would you drive 1000 miles for the one you love? Of course! I would rock out the whole way- I love car singing
Have you ever talked to a psychic? I want to, but I am nervous to hear what they would say
How many kids do you want? 3
What's your favorite name for a girl and boy? It is always changing...
Have you ever actually snuck out of your house? haha yes. it was awesome
What are you about to do now that this survey is over? Wonder why I did it instead of posting an actual blog entry.

Hope you all enjoyed the random survey....sorry for wasting 5 minute of your life. haha

Monday, May 11, 2009

My Ideal Place...

There has been B-E-A-utiful weather here in the Bay Area these past few days. And, it made me ponder a few things. Mainly, what I miss about San Diego. Well, I miss my friends, I miss being in college and ditching class to get a tan or do nothing. But I really miss the weather.

But I really like the city life here. I love not having to drive, although my rock star performance have decreased from car session rock outs to shower sing-a-longs. I like the liveliness that a big city brings and the fun and crazy people that I meet. Although, there definitely is a good deal of those in San Diego as well.

So, I have decided that the best of both worlds (yes, that is a Hannah Montana song) would be the San Francisco city lifestyle and the San Diego weather (and beaches). I would be such a happy camper if I could actually get my daily dose of vitamin D through the tall city buildings. But, I guess that great weather is something that I must sacrifice for the city life. I can deal with it- for now :)

So, I am going to savor this weather for however long it lasts. I have tried to refrain from checking so that I don't get depressed when I see the little sun icon hidden behind the rain clouds....or no sun icon at all. And for now I will dust of my summer dresses and hide my pea coat...for the next few days at least.

xoxo and much love,

Saturday, May 2, 2009

A Visit with my Family

Happy Saturday Everyone!! I am in Orange County for the weekend, visiting my family and seeing my grandma. She was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's and hasn't been doing very well, so I decided to come on down to visit and hang out with good ol' Nona K.

I was looking forward to some nicer weather down here, but it is cloudy and cold today. Granted, not as cloudy and cold as it is in Northern California, but, cold none the less. At least I can leave my jacket at the house!! Yay!!

We went to visit my grandma last night after my flight got in and she is doing ok. She was diagnosed a few months ago, but last week things got really bad and she had to be in the hospital for three days. So, she is at a convalescent hospital to do some therapy and hopefully come home soon. I have been lucky enough to have all my grandparents since I was little. Except my Dad's Dad since he passed away when my Dad was younger. So, seeing my grandma be sick is really hard since I haven't had to watch any of my grandparents battle and major diseases or sicknesses.

It didn't take long to see that my Nona K doesn't like being at this convalescent home at all. I mean, I am not sure many people would, but my Nona doesn't try to hide it at all. She can't stand her roommate- which is funny because the woman is the nicest little old lady you could find. She doesn't talk at all and re-adjusts her bed all the time. Ok, that might annoy me too. But my Nona K just gives her these funny looks, rolling her eyes at me and I can't help but laugh. And there are a lot of weird noises at this place- it seems to me to be too loud for a place for old people. All the noises kind of freak out my Nona. I told her I would bring her ear plugs today. She goes "Good idea, just put them in, turn 'em on and GOOD DAY!!" I couldn't stop laughing!

We are headed over to go visit her again and bring her lunch (and the ear plugs of course!!). She wants In-N-Out I am thinking this is a good sign she is on her way to recovery and should be headed home soon! I mean, In-N-Out can heal anything!!

hope you all are enjoying this great Saturday. It is my favorite day of the week!!

xoxo and much love,

Me, Nona K, and my cousin Megan at Nona's 80th Birthday last September

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

BART Chronicals, Part 2

Ok, so this didn't happen today, but it is definitely worth mentioning! I was headed home from another great day at work. I walk down into the BART station and jump onto the BART train that is so graciously holding its' doors open for me. I sit down, hear "the doors are closing. please stand clear of the doors," the kind reminder to GET OUT OF THE WAY!! Then, this lady with a roller backpack (I bet you can tell where this is going) decides to try and sneak in the train at the last second.

OK, she makes it in, but her stupid backpack and half of her arm are now obstructing the door. So, a kind gentleman jumps up and pries the doors open so the lady can get in. She gets her other half in the train, sits in a seat and acts like nothing has happened at all. Then, over the loud speak we hear "The doors on this train are obstructed. Please move away from the doors." The guy has broken one of the doors trying to help this dumb lady get in. Now, one of the doors won't close- and this is the middle of rush hour. AWESOME.

So, "door lady" as I am not referring to her, just sits there and doesn't help AT ALL. Some other man gets up to talk to the BART operator, while someone else tried to pull the door closed. Nothing. People are taking this opportunity to get on the already crowded, not to mention BROKEN train. Seriously?! Then, a BART worker runs down to our train to try and fix the door and isn't successful. He runs away and comes back again, while the lady on the loud speaker says "I'm about to take this train out of service if the door doesn't close." UGH.

The poor BART worker has run back and forth trying to shut the stupid broken door so we can move and stop delaying trains. He finally fixes it - with cheers from people in the train and on the platform...I kid you not.

And this lady who caused this commotion in the first place JUST SITS THERE THE WHOLE TIME!!! I could not believe it. If you are going to break a door, at least try to help fix it or be the person to talk to the BART operator. Some people...anyways. That is what you get for having a roller backpack...

To Link or Not To Link....That is the Question

When it was my birthday Michael, my sister, her boyfriend, Crazy Sue (my mom) and I went and saw "He's Just Not That Into You." Luckily, I have an amazing boyfriend, so I wasn't able to relate to the title. Lord knows after 4 years he is still into me! :) It was a cute movie, not the best, but cute. Great ensemble cast with great moments and a few good laughs. 1.5 thumbs up...Anyways, one scene that has stuck in my head is this:

So, I feel like this is life, but instead of with guys, it is with the various networks I am a part of online...facebook, twitter, my blog, g-chat status, linkedin, emails, myspace, etc. I have so many different places to update people on my oh-so-fabulous life that I am never sure who knows what and what I want which people to know.

It IS exhausting!

So, I am contemplating linking my twitter and facebook statuses so that when I update one, the other says the same thing. But here is my I want my my fellow tweeters (is that the right term?) to know what my facebook friends know? And vice versa?! As I right this, it makes me realize that if this is one of my life's bigger dilemmas then life must be going pretty darn well- which it is :) And what about when I @reply to people on twitter?! Not that I do it very often, but then people on facebook won't understand the context which could make me look kooky.

I am going to do it. Well, first I am going to figure out how to actually make it happen, then I am going to link them for a week or so and see what I think. If it stays- obviously I like it. And if not, it means that I prefer to update all my different "portals" to keep all the various people who happen to care about my thoughts up to date on the latest.

Hmm...i would rather be contemplating this in life then focusing on the swine flu. Just wash your hands folks! Cleanliness is next to Godliness.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

I think I like global warming...

I know that is a horrible thing to say, but the weather here in SF has been so hot and lovely!! One of the things I have missed the most about Southern California (besides the beaches and my girlfriends of course!!) is the fabulous weather. And, what have we here? A heat wave has struck Northern California!!!

It has been so gorgeous out the past few days! Ok, maybe a little on the "too hot" side, but I am not going to complain. If global warming is the cause of this and the not so cold winter we had - I might not mind it. I kid, I kid...kind of.

Well, I am not sure how much longer this sunshine is going to last, but I am going to soak up the sun enjoying wearing my summer dresses. And, hopefully, get a tan on my lunch break!!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Time to Get Started...

I have realized that if I would like to retire from the corporate world by the time i am 30 and live a life of blogging and luxury- then I better become more diligent with new posts. I am going to aim for every other day, but bare with me in the beginning. I can't even force myself to the gym in the morning, and I am thinking this challenge is going to fall in the same category.

I have decided I should finally make my new years April. Better late then never, right? Or is it better never late?! Whatever. So, first I am resoluting (is that a word) to take more pictures. I don't want to be an old lady with no memory of my twenties because I never pulled my camera out. With this resolution though, I am also resoluting not to become the paparazzi of my friends either. There is a fine line between capturing memories and being annoying. I don't want to be the latter.

Second, I need to go to the gym in the morning. I feel better about the day and can't push it off as easily as at the end of the day. I think I might be better at this if, when I get up to take Delilah out in the mornings, spikes grew on my side of the bed so I couldn't get back in and then HAD to go to the gym. Gym or be poked to death?! Choices Choices. But then I might just end up on the couch...hmmm.

Third, improve my hearing capabilities. Michael thinks I am deaf. I am pretty positive that I always scored 100% in elementary school when the mobile hearing RV came to school and they made me listen to the bird noises and click the jeopardy clicker. But something has clearly happened. Am I too young for a hearing aid? Do they make them small and in pink?!

So, as of right now- those are the only things I am resolving to change...but I am sure there will be more to come. I think it is better to take them in little chunks as opposed to promising the world in January and hating life by February. Anways, why would I do that to myself- my birthday is in February?!

Oh, and Jack- here is your shout out.

xo and much love,

Sunday, April 5, 2009

It hasn't been so sweet

I gave up sweets of all kinds for Lent and I have never had a bigger craving for cupcakes in my life. I mean, any normal day when I tell myself that I am not going to eat sweets, I normally cave by Noon and am eating something sweet, whether it is ice cream, a cookie, frosting, whatever. But, when you give stuff up for Lent (which I give up something every year even though I am not Catholic) it takes on a whole different game. I mean, I all of a sudden have this intense conscience and know that I can't really have anything because I said I wouldn't for 40 days. Maybe I should make lent a 365 day process....hmmm.

So, logically since I haven't been able to eat sweets I have had every craving known to man to bake. Normally, I would do this and let Michael eat them and have him take them to work. but, Michael gave up dessert too. So, neither one of us can eat yummy sweet creations. Mentally for the past 33 days (Lent is over next Sunday!!!) I have been making a list of all the things I am going to bake starting on Easter. I hope everyone at Michael's work and mine as well are ready for a sweet treat overload.

I bought supplies at the grocery store yesterday (major sale!!) and I am ready for Sunday. I am going to make cupcakes, the brownie cookies, peanut butter fudge and Lord knows what else - probably all in 2 days. There goes the lbs. I lost during Lent from abstaining from my sweets fetish...bummer. baking is going to become my new hobby so I hope that those of you around me are ready for a sugar overdose :)

xo and much love,

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Bart Chronicles , Part 1

This is going to be a new series that I will be doing. It will include great stories, ideas and events from my daily BART rides. For those of you who get to enjoy public transportation, you will understand and empathize. For those of you who do not, get ready for some great moments like you have never experienced before.

Today on my ride home from work, I jumped onto a Pittsburgh/Bay Point train just as the doors were closing. I am crammed in too closely with a bunch of other people headed home and the familiar sound of someone listening to their i-pod too loudly starts to fill the air. The tall man in the suit next to me is the only one in close proximity with headphones in, so obviously, it is his music that he is unknowingly sharing with those around him. The best part was the song choice: Disturbia by Rhianna. Now, I know this isn't the most girly of songs, but to see this man listening to this song for some reason just cracked me up. He was a suited up, straight faced Asian gentleman and it just totally threw me off. Not the song I expected to hear from his headphones.

I am sure people have scoffed at my music choices on BART (Kelly Clarkson's new album was today- and it rocks btw) but I really don't mind. To each his/her own I say. But I definitely got a good laugh from this one. All I can say is that at least he had headphones on...because a few weeks ago there was a girl listening to her music off her phone without headphones...which was annoying as heck...but that is another story...

Saturday, March 21, 2009

It happened so fast!!

Sorry that I have not written in a while- I started a new job this week (YAY!!!) and I have been so caught up in adjusting to a new schedule that I had not worked blogging into it yet! But, that is all going to change!

Anyways, I started out this crummy weathered Saturday thinking that I was just going to sweep my apartment. All of a sudden, an hour into it, I had swept, vacuumed, laundry-ed, windex-ed, lysol-ed, dusted and tidied my entire apartment!! I guess spring started two days ago, so I am calling this my spring cleaning session.

Here is what i realized through all of this...I want a maid. Seriously. I mean, I don't mind putting my clothes in the dirty clothes and putting my dishes in the dishwasher (although my actions might say otherwise sometimes) but all the other stuff is annoying. If someone would come to my apartment once a week (at a cheap price) and do the major cleaning- I would be one happy girl! So, this is something to motivate my money making. More money coming in= someone else cleaning my house. Sounds like a good deal to me!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Parallel Parking Skills

This morning I went to the East Bay Center for Creative Reuse to see what it was all about. I had read about it on (my new workplace) and was drooling over it. What it is basically is the Goodwill for crafters and teachers. They are SUPER cheap and have a bunch of random stuff from stamps to fabric and leather to empty toilet paper rolls. Everything is donated, I believe, and I guess the premises is "Somebody's Trash is Another Person's Treasure."

Well, I didn't find any treasure there today. I guess it just wasn't what I was expecting. I wasn't really in the 'sort through the boxes' kind of mood (like you have to be at Forever21. So, maybe that was my problem. I mean, I definitely can tell how people could come out of there with a bag of "junk" and end up making something really pretty.

Anyways...the point of this post is to brag about the parallel parking that I did!! There was a free parking spot on the front curb and I was super excited. Now, I am not a horrible parallel parker, it just normally takes me a few times in drive and reverse to make sure I am in 100%. Well, that was NOT the case today!! I pulled up to and then lined myself up with the car in front of the empty spot. I shifted into reverse, started to turn my wheel and slowly glided into the spot. A turn of the wheel here, a tap of the break there. I was kind of paranoid because there were people standing right next to the spot, but it didn't seem to phase me. In about 25 seconds I had PERFECTLY backed right into the spot. I didn't have to adjust, or anything!!!!

I was so excited - basically beyond myself!! I think it really made me think that today is a great day!! Yay for a perfect parallel parking experience!!

I am sure it won't ever happen again, but oh well!!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

TV Shows

As I sit here, Michael is watching the new South Park which he has been eagerly anticipating for Lord knows how long. And, it made me start to think how drastically different the shows that guys and girls watch and "must see" are. For example, I cannot miss Gossip Girl, Grey's Anatomy, Real Housewives of OC and NYC and I am always able to watch (many thanks to DVR!!). I think the the only show that Michael would die if he didn't see is South Park.

The good thing is that we both really like CSI and Law & Order: SVU so we can watch that together without the other one huffing and puffing. But, it just strikes me as funny how girls become more obsessed with show than guys do. And, you never hear guys gossiping over shows like girls do, ie: "OMG, I can't believe that Jason did that to Melissa on the Bachelor. JERK!" You catch my drift?

I think that DVR/TiVo has probably saved a lot of relationships when it comes to TV shows. Girls don't have to watch stupid guy shows and the same goes for guys having to watch girly shows. Not to mention nobody has to suffer through commercials when the suspense leaves you hanging!!

Randomness: The South Park episode Michael is watching was just talking about how couples hang out with couples that like the same thing. Then it flashes to these couples sitting around a table saying "We LOVE Grey's Anatomy. Do you love Grey's Anatomy?" Then the next couple says the same thing and they go around the table all saying the same thing. AWKWARD

Happy Birthday Barbie

Barbie's 50th birthday was on Monday, and I must say....for being 50 she is looking pretty fabulous! So, this got me thinking. There is that saying "I want to be Barbie, the b*tch has everything" and although people say that one couldn't REALLY be Barbie because you would be unproportionate, I still want to be Barbie. And here is why:

First, I think the only person who looks this good at the age of 50 or beyond may be Demi Moore and maybe Madonna if she would lay off some of the crazy stuff she has been doing to her face and put the arm weights down everyone once in a while. I mean, Barbie is hot! And, just think of the number of closets she must have!! Seriously.

Second, this doll has reinvented herself more time that Britney Spears, and even Madonna for that matter! From a teacher, to doctor, to beauty pageant winner, to motorcyclist - Barbie has succeed in ever career she has chosen. Or that is what the packaging makes you think anyway. I doubt that Barbie's current job, whatever that may be, is affected by the recession. Highly unlikely!!

Also, she is one popular broad! She has tons of friends - most attractive like her, which is important!! And Barbie has to be one of the best selling toys/dolls ever. I know I had a least a million when I was younger, because even though her face looked the same in every box (maybe a different color eyeshadow if they were being crazy!!) , she had different accessories/clothes which I HAD to have!!

So, when you think about it, what girl would not want to be Barbie?! People going crazy to dress you for everyday life and fabulous events that you attend? Tons of clothes bought by other people. Great makeup and fabulous hair - and never in short supply of a hair brush! I think Barbie has a pretty sweet deal going she taking applications for a replacement? If so, I am first in line...So, Barbie, meet your replacement :)


I just had to let everyone know that I was successful yesterday and did not put on my jacket for my whole outing!! Only the scarf!! YAY ME!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

I have already failed...

Ok, so my whole idea about wearing what I want and not being cold - already failing. I am getting ready to head out of the house and I am already cold. HAHA poor me!! So, I have armed myself with a long sleeve shirt, a scarf, a jacket and I am wearing flats so that my toes don't fall off and leave a trail in Union Square. Maybe...just maybe...I won't use the jacket?

Monday, March 9, 2009

I'm going to try it...

After being so cold all day today, I have decided to embrace a new challenge. Michael and I were in Berkeley on Sunday and I was admiring that there were people in tank top and skirts while it was sunny and cold. And today I realized that I really miss wearing tank tops and that the cold has been the biggest adjustment for me here in the Bay Area.

So, I am going to try to wear whatever I feel like tomorrow if it is sunny, which will probably turn out to be a tank top and jeans, maybe a cardigan, and do my best to not be a big baby. If other people can do it, why can't I?! I will bring a sweater with me, but I am going to do my best to brave the chilliness. I might just have to stay in the sun the whole day, but that would be fine by me. And have you ever realized that when you are really cold you are tensing up your entire body? If you relax all your muscles, it helps to warm you up - so I am going to try that too.

If I am in the hospital tomorrow with blue lips and frostbite....this is why. Wish me luck.

xo and much love,

My fingers are numb

I can't stand it when I look at the window and the sun is shinning. Now, wait, let me explain - when I go to gt dressed in the morning, I look out the window for cues on how to dress, ie: warm, cold, short sleeves, long sleeves, etc. So, today is it a beautiful sunny day outside so I think that a tank top or t-shirt would be perfect...EXCEPT for the fact that it can't be more than 55 degrees out there. Now, I am not good with estimating temperature, number of people in a group, etc, but I do know that it is COLD outside today!! Cold enough that I am sitting inside with lots of layers on and I cannot feel my fingers. BAH!

Anyways, my point is this: sunny outside should equal warm weather! Clouds outside should equal coldness and rain. Hey mother nature, stop trying to trick me here!!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Tannest Friends...

I had an interesting run in with the Mystic Tan yesterday. My friend Rachel works at a tanning salon, so my other friend Cori and I decided to go in since Rachel was going to give us a good deal - and because I am so pathetically pale. So, we decide, with Rachel's help, to do a level 3 in the Mystic Spray Tan. Now, let me give you some background here...Rachel is the tannest friend I have ever had. EVER. She has been nicknamed "Barbados Barbie" because it could be the middle of a snow storm and Rachel would be visible because she is so freakin' tan!!

So, Cori and I decide that we will both do the highest level of the Mystic Tan. Cori goes first and comes out looking tan right off the bat. Then, I go in. I put on the hair net, put on the lotion in all the right places and step in. Now, I have done the level 2 before and came out with a nice tan right before Las Vegas. So, I don't know why I decided to do level 3 in the dead of winter when I am returning to the land of no tanning salons...aka the bay area. So, after almost suffocating from Mystic Tan affixiation, I get out and blot dry, like the directions say. We happily leave the salon and can't help but laugh because we are already starting to look like Rachel.

As the day progresses, Cori and I continue on our way, making sure not to sweat because that wil make the tan drip or something crazy like that. Then at about 2:00pm- I look at Cori's face and cannot stop laughing - SHE IS SO FREAKIN TAN!!! And when I say tan, I mean, her eyes and teeth are glowing! Then I look in the mirror and realize that I look like the exact same! AHH. I mean, at this point, our eye lids are tan!! We can't stop laughing and decide it might be best to rinse off so taht we stop the color process and don't reak of tanner for happy hour!!

All I have to say is that I think I am a normal looking color now, but if I didn't rinse off, I am scared of what I might look like. And for the future, I do not think that I will be doing a level 3 anytime soon- unless I am on my way to the Caribbean and need to blend in with the locals.

Friday, February 27, 2009

While Driving...

Today I drove from Oakland to Orange County to visit my family, friends and drop my car off down here so my Dad can try and sell it for me (Let me know if you're interested in an amazing Nissan 350Z). During my too long of a drive, I learned a few things that I wanted to share. So, with no further a due:

1.) Watching a blimp land is super cool. I watched the Good Year Blimp land and when it lands, there are people on the ground who grab these long strings attached to the from and help to pull it down. Can you imagine if everyone played a prank on one person and let go of the ropes?! See ya later sucker!!

2.) While I know that pesticides are bad for our fruits and veggies, I watched a crop dusting helicopter in action and almost ran off the road because it was so fun to watch! It does quick turn maneuvers to not miss a crop - it almost looks like a video game.

3.) Driving long distance brings out the race car driver within me. I raced with a yellow corvette, a black BMW and a huge truck- and won them all :) I had to stop to go to the bathroom (too much water) when I was racing the corvette and I ended up catching back up with him an hour or so later before the 5 merged onto whatever freeway it merges with. I was VERY proud!!

4.) When I drive, I think that I am a rockstar. I crank the music up as loud as I can stand and then I sing at the top of my lungs. And I personally don't think I sound that bad....but that is all relative I guess.

5.) While being a rockstar, I was reminded of how many song lyrics I sing wrong. Ask Michael about this one. I think that if I did kareoke I would have culture shock when I learn how many words I am singing wrong. But I am totally ok with this and I think it is an endearing quality :)

Anyways, I wanted to share these things for no particular reason. I am in Orange County for the next few days then I am going to venture down to San Diego to hang out with some friends! I am planning on being better at writing more get ready for some fun ones!!

xo and much love,

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


can't get cat is sitting on my lap and won't let me get up. Now, for those of you who know my cat, you probably know that ever since we got Delilah, she has gotten a mean streak. Well, as I sit here on the couch needing to get up to go to Target for some essentials, Elle is sitting on me and meowing and moaning every time I move just a bit. And this isn't a nice meow. It is a "try and move me and feel the wrath of my claws!!" kind of meow.

(can't you see the evil in her eyes?!)

So, here are my choices: A) remain here on the couch until she decides she is ready to move. This could be very soon or VERY long from now. B) Try and pick her up and move her and risk getting punctured by 10 inch long talons (maybe a slight exaggeration).

Right now, I am going with A, but my patience is wearing thin and my desire to go to Target is getting the best of me. I think I am going to try and move her- I hope I don't pass out from too much blood loss....

xo and much love,

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Yummy!! has been a while since my last post. What a slacker! I realize that I need brush up on my blogging more often! Sorry about that!

So, I wanted to share with you the yumminess that I baked yesterday. Well, before I describe it....just take a look:

OH SO YUMMY!! So, I found the recipe for this off of this new baking blog I am in love with ( and I knew I just had to make it. It is brownie mix with chocolate chip cookie mix in it. Heavenly. Then I frosted the top, since I am a frosting fanatic, and it is amazing! I have a feeling that this one won't last long here, if you know what I mean!

And on the note of sweets - I have decided that for Lent, I will be giving up all sweets. This is a hard one for met, as my day is not complete without something sweet and yummy. But, I am going to do it and do it well! And I am going to read more since I have not been doing that lately and I really love it.

So, I will keep you updated on how the sweets-less 40 days/nights go. Wish me luck!!

xo and much love,

Friday, January 30, 2009

And the diagnosis is...PART 2

OMG - I totally forgot one of my most important symptoms - and you are just going to DIE when I tell you what it is. OK, ready for it?!


How fitting that I forgot to put that in my list of symptoms. HA HA HA! Well, this is one of the ones that triggered my self-diagnosis because my boyfriend can't believe how bad my memory is recently. Like, the other night, he fed the dog and then went to the gym. 30 minutes later I could not remember if he fed her, so I put the food in the bowl, stood there for a second thinking about if he fed her or not, then put the food back in the food bag. When he came back from the gym, I told him about it and he could not believe it!!

So, point of the story - I am forgetful in my life right now, which is a first, and that, among other symptoms, is why I think I have a lazy thyroid.

XO and much love,

And the diagnosis is...

OK, so one thing that I have learned by having so much free time (besides the art of applying for jobs) is that I have mastered the skills of a hypochondriac. While I waited for people to post new jobs on Craigslist the other day, I started looking up reasons for why I am SO sleepy during the day (even after 8 hours of sleep - the recommended dosage!!).

Here are my symptoms: Extreme fatigue + sensitivity to cold (which, if you know me, you know that I am ALWAYS cold) + difficulty losing weight (who doesn't need to loose another 5 lbs.?! Except for maybe the girls on the new 90210) + depression (this could be because I am unemployed, but go with me here) = HYPOTHYROIDISM.

So, after some research on and Wikipedia (which I know is not an academic source, but whatevs) I have diagnosed myself with Hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism, for those of you who have no free time like me to puruse medical journals, is "a condition in which your thyroid gland doesn't produce enough of certain important hormones". So, basically, I have a lazy thyroid.

After a phone call to my Dad and Aunt that confirmed that this runs in my family, I am certain this will finally explain why I am always freezing and why naps are so important for my over-all health. So, until I have a job which means that I have insurance to get a blood test and my diagnosis, this is my disease that I am embracing. And, I think it sounds kind of cool - "Hi, I'm Kelsey and my thyroid is lazy." What a convo starter!!!

Anyways...everyone in my house right now is napping - Elle the cat and Delilah the dog. But not lazy thyroid and I are working hard at finding a job! I will let you know how that goes...

XO and much love,

Being unemployed is boring...

Whoever refers to it as "FUNemployment" must have a ton of money and no need to work, because it is not that "fun" to me. So, I have decided to start blogging as part of my journey in unemployment. In all honesty, I am running out of things to do that are free, and it has lead me to this. Being unemployed would be great if I had a ton of disposable income and could go shopping all day and be a "lady who lunches." But I don't, so I can't.

So, instead, I am taking to the "blogosphere" and publishing my thoughts for anyone and everyone to see. I hope you all enjoy what you read - hopefully it can be entertaining for some - but if nothing else it can be an outlet for me to say what I think and pass some time before I check Craigslist, Monster and Careerbuilder for new job postings. Or until I check my celebrity blogs that I read because I find it more entertaining than reading the news...

XO and much love,