Thursday, January 27, 2011


Snow Day #2!  I have been working at L&T for 4 years and I've never experienced a snow day, in 2011 we've had two!

This morning I woke up at 5:30 and treked through the foot of snow to hit the gym before work.  The "walk" to the gym seemed more of a workout than my 30 minutes on the elliptical machine since no side walks had been shoveled yet.  I get home from the gym and randomly decide to call the emergency hot line to see if the central offices were closed.  I had to listen to the recording twice to in fact confirm, SNOW DAY #2!!

Now I'm on the couch in my comfy sweats drinking hot chocolate.  If it was only Friday....

9:00am - looking out my window (ignore the trash bag)

FYI: Central Park measured in at 19" of snow this morning. That's a lot of snow!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

"We Will Quit Sexting"

Alex sent myself and Megan a link to a post about dating & love resolutions for 2011.  These are just so awesome I had to share...

"We Will Quit Sexting": 25 Dating and Love Resolutions for the Ladies in 2011

A new year has just begun, and it’s time for clean slates and fresh starts – in our lives and in our hearts. There’s no better time than now to sit down with a blank piece of paper, an open mind and the determination to rock our love lives in 2011.
To get you started, raise your glass and toast to following BettyConfidential's 25 New Year's relationship resolutions:

1. We will not call, text or Facebook him twice in a row. No matter how desperate we are to hear from him. (Remember that little word, desperate.)

2. We’ll give Mr. Nice Guy a chance. And give Mr. Bad Boy the boot.

3. We’ll teach Nice Guy a few of Bad Boy’s bedroom moves.

4. We will not shave our legs before a first date. (We’ve finally learned not to trust ourselves to make him earn it; we need a little insurance policy.)

5. We will get friskier with our boyfriends/husbands; occasionally even in a public place (or on a public mode of transportation).

6. We won’t abandon the rest of our lives (including friends and family) just because we’ve met someone new.

7. When he sends us a one-sentence email, we will not respond with 10 paragraphs, two YouTube videos and three photo attachments. From here on, he gets fewer syllables than he sent.

8. We will smile at handsome strangers on a daily basis.

9. We will list d-bag dates in our iPhones by their character flaws. We’ll never again accept calls from “Only Dials Me When He’s Drunk Dan,” “Still-Married Marcus” or “Broke My Heart Twice Ted.”

10. We will stop telling ourselves we are too old, too plump, too skinny, too busy, too boring or too short for love. Self-love begets other-love.

11. We will quit sexting cold turkey.

12. We will make a habit of slapping on some lipstick and a smile before we walk out the door. Mr. Right could be waiting on the elevator. (Of course, if he’s truly Mr. Right, he’ll love you with plain old Chapstick – but that smile is crucial!)

13. We’ll invest less in thinking about wedding dresses and invest more in our retirement accounts.

14. We will not “friend” a guy we just started dating on Facebook. Nor will we prompt him to change his relationship status. We will remember that real life is better than virtual life.

15. We will stop kissing frogs who don’t turn into princes. And vice versa.

16. We’ll learn to trust our intuition more – and take our friends’ and families’ criticisms and/or dating advice with a healthy grain of salt.

17. We will get out of our comfort zone and be open to trying new ways to meet men.

18. We will give anyone who cheats on us the Jesse James treatment. (Thanks, Sandra!)

19. We won’t be afraid to define the relationship before we sleep with him.

20. We will throw out all of our silly dating “deal breakers” involving height, eye color, fashion sense and nose hair.

21. We will write new dating must-haves that include kindness, honesty, love and partnership.

22. We will take a breath before we start a fight with our significant other about something that won’t matter tomorrow morning.

23. We will remember why we fell in love with our significant other to begin with – and tell them often.

24. We’ll use our backbones more often than our wishbones when it comes to love.

25. We’ll spend more time with guys who make us laugh

"We Will Quit Sexting": 25 Dating and Love Resolutions for the Ladies in 2011 partner by, on Mon Jan 3, 2011

- Carrie Seim,

Saturday, January 1, 2011

"That only happens in the movies"

So yesterday I was on the hunt for the perfect sparkly top for New Years Eve.  I was leaving Bloomingdales after an unsuccessful trip around the store walking down 59th Street heading towards Lexington Ave from 3rd on the phone with my Mother.  As I'm walking down the street I see a gray Jeep speeding up the street trying to pass the cab on their right and then it happened, something that only happens in movies... I got splashed, seriously splashed with cold, dirty slushy snow/water.  My entire left side was soaked from head to toe and worst part a cute guy saw the whole thing and gave me a sad face.  As I try to shake off the incident and continue my journey to H&M I walk by the cute guy and he says, "That only happens in movies", apparently not anymore!

So like Carrie in Sex & the City (30 sec - 34 sec)....

but 10 times worse, more like this, but unlike the idiot boys it was not welcome....

Happy New Year!!

New Years [Wikipedia]: In countries which use the Gregorian calendar, New Year's Day is usually celebrated on 1 January.
The order of months in the Roman calendar has been January to December since King Numa Pompilius in about 700 BC, according to Plutarch and Macrobius. According to the Christian tradition, 1 January is the day of the circumcision of Christ (on the eighth day of his birth), when the name of Jesus was given to him (Luke 2: 21). Since then, 1 January has been the first day of the year, except during the Middle Ages when several other days were the first (1 March, 25 March, Easter, 1 September, 25 December).
With the expansion of Western culture to the rest of the world during the twentieth century, the 1 January date became global, even in countries with their own New Year celebrations on other days (e.g., China and India).
At present, the celebration of the New Year is a major event worldwide. Many large-scale events are held in major cities around the world, with many large fireworks events on New Year's Eve (31 December).