Friday, April 30, 2010

But What I REALLY Mean Is....

"I will have to have ankle surgery if I am going to play next season." -Brett Favre 4/30/10

What he really meant was: "I found my new excuse to get out of training camp. And I am going to retire. Just kidding. I am not going to retire..."

We're onto you, Mr. Favre. Excuse me while I go play in Mr. Rodgers' neighborhood.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Green Shoes.

Sometimes when I am listening to Coldplay's "Green Eyes" I like to pretend that song was written about me. And sometimes I like to pretend it's called "Green Shoes". You see, green just might be my favorite color in the history of time. So it makes sense that I want some green shoes in my life.

Not sure I could hack that high of a heel without copious amounts of Cafe Patron flowing in my bod, but they are reasonably priced and could be GREAT. Or it could just look like I have giant boogers on my feet. Really dark green boogers.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Hazardous To Your Health.

I like for things in my life to serve dual purposes. So when I saw this ring, I fell in love and quickly realized it would also double as a self-defense mechanism.

This ring could hurt a fool who might try to steal my purse or my shoes (a la what happened to Carrie B on SATC) with one quick punch. Watch out, suckas!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Thank You, Mr. Hefner.

I never thought I would be thanking Mr. Hefner for anything other than a great time at one of his parties. But this is great news. Although he is the one who made the final donation that got the committee to the fundraising goal, he is not the only one to thank. Mr. Hanks, Mr. Spielberg, Ms. Getty and so many others donated to save the land behind this iconic landmark.

I hate to think of what Hollywood would have looked like if...

Round Dining Room Tables

My ladies recently had a discussion about how great round dining room tables are and how integral they are to engaging everyone in a conversation. And they were right! Friday night we dined out and had 12 people at a long table, and I really only got the chance to chat with those sitting next to and across from me. Saturday night, however, we made a feast, stayed in and ate gathered around a large round dining room table.

It was lovely. And I love what Mrs. C did with the upholstery. Only problem is everyone can hear your conversation, and if you're busted talking about shotgunning a beer under the table or really wanting to put the inflatable blow up Tiger doll that spent the weekend with us in someone's bed, then you're S.O.L. Not prank- friendly. Everyone will know your biz. But the pros outweigh the cons.

PS- the weekend away was lovely. Lots of laughs, some drinks, too much food and a crazy party bus. Spent some time at the W Scottsdale, highly recommend stopping if you're in AZ! No one went to jail, which is always a success!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Packing=Procrastination In My World.


For some reason, I think packing is an annoying task. Packing in a carry on? FORGET about it. How am I going to know what I am going to want to wear tomorrow? I can barely decide what I want to wear today!

I have been out of town for the entire month of April. Well, for (long) weekends at least. And I haven't unpacked from a single one yet. I just get out a new suitcase (I am now out of suitcases) and transfer things I need into the new one. And I ALWAYS wait until the 11th hour to pack. I decided to start packing just after 8 AM this morning before work. Nothing like a little procrastination to make me panic and pack an Abercrombie shirt I still have from college. What? I might want to wear it! And I always forget to pack the most obvious things. Did I remember a swimsuit? Crap. Scottsdale or BUST!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Hey, Eric Carmen...I Underestimated You, Buddy!

I mistakenly called Eric Carmen a one-hit wonder once upon a time.

I thoroughly enjoy "Hungry Eyes" from Dirty Dancing. Ryan recently started to sing a few lines from "Make Me Lose Control" and we couldn't figure out who was the genius behind that song. Low and behold, it was Eric Carmen.

I promptly sent Eric approximately $.02 in royalties from iTunes and downloaded that shiz.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Business in the Front, Party in the Back!

I have strong opinions about certain clothing that men wear. When I was in Vegas in February, I saw more Ed Hardy in one city than I ever thought was possible. I get it that everyone has different style and that makes things interesting. BUT...I am not an Ed Hardy fan, and haven't been for some time. See: Any dude who looks like "The Situation" on Jersey Shore. Or maybe it's just that an overwhelming amount of dudes who wear it are absolute cheesedicks (Beth, thank you for putting that word in my head today).

I was at Area a few years ago (when it was still Area and not Industry) and met a boy. His female friend (who was 100% normal) grabbed me by the arm mid-conversation and told me that I had to meet her friend. Let's call him Jeff for good measure and anonymity. He was adorable. Swoon-worthy even. We chatted, drank, and danced the night away. He asked me out on a date so I gave him my number. He hugged me and I hugged him back. As I was hugging him I noticed something weird on the back of what appeared to be a normal dress shirt. RHINESTONES! He might as well have been wearing THIS. Taking fashion tips from "Real Housewives of Orange County" husbands are we? He was known from that point on as "rhinestone cowboy".

Monday, April 19, 2010

Fido?!?!? No. It's Jack Bauer.

I spent the weekend with several dogs surrounding me. I never understood people who named their dogs HUMAN names. Until now. Greg told me he ran into someone at a dog park who named his dog Jack Bauer. Well played, sir.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Teeeeerget.

Another LOVE from Target. Zac Posen is dropping a line for Tergs later this month, and I pulled this dress from a mag last month. It's convertible. The one I heart isn't this red one though. It's the same dress but different colors- black column dress with navy blue ruffle layer that detaches. Could be great?

Could be bad. We shall see in person!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Sheboygan

A Packers foam "thing" (not sure what to call it) sits atop my desk and it has the name Oshkosh on it. Which just happened to stir up a convo with a co-worker this morning about names of cities in Wisconsin. They all seem normal to me. I grew up hearing them! But to the native New Yorker and average Joe from SoCal, not so much. The name sounds a little like a rumbling tummy. And for some reason, EVERYONE knows about or has heard of Sheboygan.

(Note, the population is 114, 561- not a booming metropolis by any means). Letterman name drops Sheboygan and it hasn't been a one time thing. My friend Siri's boyfriend went on a road trip on his moto and stopped in Sheboygan and thought it was rad. How could it not be? Fried cheese curds and beer?

Random blog post, I know. It's just one of those mornings! I've been here since the butt crack and am still tired from an INCREDIBLE weekend celebrating K and A! More on that to come...

Friday, April 9, 2010

It's HEEEEEEEERE!

The weekend that we've been looking forward to for so long is here! Katy's bachelorette and wedding celebration! WEE HOOOOOO! If you need to find us this weekend, we will be staying here:

More to come. So excited! I assure you there will be lots of stories upon our return. And they may involve a cactus.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Only Me...


This WOULD happen to me. I swear. I was working diligently yesterday and had a pretty busy day. I was wearing a pair of old-ish jeans. And the button popped off. That is a photo of my button on my desk. Sure made for an interesting day. I swear it wasn't from the breakfast burrito or the leftover (twoandahalfpiecesof) Easter cake. Hah. So much for those jeans! I needed an excuse to go jeans shopping I suppose.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Internets and Spoilers

I don't know when I am going to learn. When something BIG happens on a TV show or movie, someone is BOUND to blog about it, post something about it on Facespace, or it will be on MSN or Yahoo's homepage. See: Shutter Island. I knew the ending the entire movie. Changed the entire experience for me. And because of DVR, I don't always watch things the night they air.

I heart 24. Always have. I used to be whacky-tabacky for Jack Bauer back when it was REALLY good.

I still watch 24, but I don't die if I don't watch it real time. BUT, President Hassan apparently was KILLED on last night's episode. And I know this but I haven't seen the episode yet. THANKYOUVERYMUCH Mark T. (Eva's bro). So, now that I know, all 5 of you who read this blog need to know too. I will still tune in to see Jack whisper talk, tell Chloe to "DO IT NOW!", carry his man purse and get tortured and seem to get stronger from the abuse.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Must Have These on My Feet This Summah!

I must have these.

And for $29.99 why not get them in black too. And as long as I am at it, these could be fun? (that's a question, haven't decided about these yet)

Rilesbarth and I are on the same page. She emailed me about these this morning. We will have similar footwear, me thinks. Can't wait for summer!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

FRIDGE!

After much hoora-hoopla and MAY-JAH issues with fridges in my casita, I finally got a new one. I am definitely not known for keeping a full fridge. On a good day, there will be a few 12 packs of Diet Coke, random bottles of beers to offer boys while watching sports, and bottles of wine and champagne. Empty fridge. Freezer is just as barren. Vodka and ice cubes with MAYBE a random frozen pizza in there I.C.E. (In case of emergency). BUT, it's full right now. And not sure if and when this will EVER happen again. And this is just part of the food. No a-a-a-a-a-alcohol yet. So I had to document it.

BIG weekend coming up. Katy and Ari wedding celebration in Malibu (much more on that to come), so they enlisted me to keep the groceries safe til we head up on Friday. You can't see it but there are three HUGE slabs of ribs in there. And Velveeta cheese. This is going to be a great weekend. I can already tell just by the meat. Ingrid=carnivore.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Really Vanity Fair? Really?

Shame on you. I count on both you and Vogue to be in a different league than the other glossies. Don't get me wrong, I still read US and the likes, but come on! I get that scandal sells. I do. I am just a little disappointed in this. That's all. Let's count this as a one off and hope that's just what it is, a one off.