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!!