Monday, October 31, 2011

Hey Nancy, it's only October, what the f?!

snowtober!  wahoo!  no power!  boo!  so my sister was visiting from las vegas this weekend and she hates snow.  cue the most snow ever in october in the history of massachusetts.  i was at my parents house for the weekend as well and unfortunately they lost power.  this would not bother me or the rents but for the grandparents from florida and the sister from las vegas this was a massive issue.  my dad even pulled the whole "we have some seniors here we need to keep warm" on the phone with the police.  they suggested going to the senior center which has a generator, um no thanks.  so i trudged out in my uggs and pjs and dragged fallen branches out of the driveway so the plow guy could do his thang (side note: we never had a plow guy growing up and let me tell you it is an awesome sight to see him at the bottom of the driveway.  the driveway is done in a hot second and very minimal shoveling is involved.  so much different from growing up which was like an all day process to clean off the cars and the driveway) and then we drove around for 2 hours looking for a place to eat.
everywhere was packed (including a line out the door at dunkin donuts cause everybody runs on dunkin) so no dice on that one.  when we returned home, it was a toasty 43 degrees in the house so it was time to pack up and go to mine and AJD's apt.  the whole fam-damily sat on my two couches until the power came back on.  thankfully around 6 pm my mom got word that it was safe to return to the boonies.

the dogs were the only family members that stayed at the house and waited out the power coming back on.  they love the snow.  especially going all mma on eachother while in the snow.
i also recently ordered some new work pants from ann taylor loft.  everything was on sale 40% so i opted for some new tall fit pants.  hopefully they will cover my ankle bone.  i'll post some pics when they arrive.

for celebrity news, michael lohan got arrested twice in three days blah blah blah.  celebrities love dressing up in halloween costumes.  heidi klum's are always the best.  she seriously goes all out.  this year she was some sort of "inside of the body" person.  very intense.  seal usually has a matching outfit but i haven't seen his yet.

on the sports front the patriots and the bruins both sucked it up this weekend.  rob gronkowski and the return of kevin faulk were the only high points for the pats.  the bruins lost to motreal twice.  boo hiss.  marchand and subban had an entertaining fight on thursday.  both are terrible at fighting.  lucic and thornton need to give marchand some pointers.  instead there was an awesome camera angle during the fight that showed the bruins' bench and all of them were giggling while watching the fight. 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

What the Sfogliatelle?!

this past weekend was my grandma's 81st bday.  she's the baby of the grandparents.  i'm a lucky duck and still have all 4 of my g-parents.  gramily nan and papa joe just moved into my old digs, aka my childhood bedroom.  my grandma is currently getting chemo for her lung cancer which is why they moved up from sunny florida into the cold desolate place we call massachusetts (their feelings, not mine).  it seriously blows the big one that she has cancer.  as the clever ad campaign says, cancer sucks.  but since it was her bday we had a sweet carrot cake, which i did not try.  instead AJD and i brought some italian pastries from modern pastry.  sfogliatelle and cannolis are my absolute fav.  most people have had cannolis but i'm telling you, everyone must run to modern pastry and have sfogliatelle.  it was just featured on the food network on some new show with duff from ace of cakes.  my dad has sworn by sfogliatelle for years and now the secret is out.  big chris was totes on top of his sfogliatelle game way back in the day.  

also staying with the pastry theme, modern pastry is so much better than mike's pastry.  mike's for some reason is a tourist trap in boston.  every thing i've ever tried at mike's is 3 million times better at modern.  do a taste test and you shall see.

yesterday i found some killer new fashion blogs to add to my go-to blogs.  here's a few of the ladies i now love.  check them out, they're fab:
so while i was perusing different fashion blogs one of the main things i noticed was that there are a lot of mormon bloggers.  i have no idea why.  its so random.  not that it matters at all i just thought it was super strange.  hey if mormons love fashion blogs than i love that about mormons.

to wrap up here's some tidbits about celebrity gossip recently:  
lindsay lohan is doing playboy.  sick life decision.  im not a fan of lilo.  kind of just want her to either go away entirely (ie to jail) or to just pull herself together and continue her mediocre acting career.  mainly i want her out of the everyday celebrity news game.  she bores me.
so ryan reynolds and blake lively have been hanging and banging in boston while ryan films a new movie.  i really want to stalk them out.  ryan apparently has a boston apt.  where oh where is it.  i imagine near tom and gisele.  i may need to make a trip over there.  blake is one of my girl crushes and ryan reynolds is a super fox in my eyes.
also matt damon announced he'll be starring in a new whitey bulger movie directed by ben affleck.  i heart ben affleck's boston themed movies.  i love that he uses real people as extras.  specifically the extras he used in gone baby gone that are on the newscast in the movie when the girl gets taken.  its literally what every person looks and sounds like on the 11 o'clock news in boston.  AJD will be excited because there are sure to be 14 gazillion flyover shots of the zakim bridge in the new movie.  while we watched the town, AJD basically had a heart attack over the number of zakim bridge flyovers.  when we watched the movie round two it really is out of control.  watching the town could be made into a stellar drinking game.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Chili, Seal, and Christina Aguilera

so this past weekend AJD and i went to nantucket.  i guess you can say its a tradition of sorts (we're only on year 2 of the tradition).  i've never been to nantucket in the summer cause i imagine i'd be claustrophobic with the amount of people, and because well i can't make it rain on a daily basis (nantucket is supa pricey).  so after the rates go down and the people go home, we go.  this year was awesome.  our new addition of an activity this year was to drive a jeep on the beach.  so fun.  along the way we saw a ton of gigantic seals/sea lions (i have no idea what they were).  they were so ugly.  poop brown colored and just not lookers.  but, i loved them.  i'll take a poop brown seal any day of the week over a vicious man eating dolphin.

so AJD says he can never remember all the things we do on trips since we love to make bunkbeds in our room so we have more room to do ACTIVITIES!!! (name the movie)  so here's a list of all the things we did: stayed at the jared coffin house, apps and drinks at brotherhood of thieves, dinner at queequeg's, breakfast at downyflake, jeep out to great point light house, cruise around sconset and sankaty light house, chili cookoff at captain toby's, cisco brewery, cisco beach, drinks then dinner at brotherhood of thieves, breakfast at black eyed susan's, walk to children's beach.  anywho, thats a miniscule wrap up of our trip.

in celebrity news, kelly osbourne is calling christina aguilera fat.  this is one of the dumbest things ever.  apparently when christina was in her pop star prime, she made fun of kelly osbourne and called her fat (like 10 years ago literally).  so now that christina is not suffering from lollipop head syndrome anymore, kelly osbourne is relentlessly calling her fat.  umm really?  kelly claims that she was never as fat as christina is now.  umm false.  when the osbournes had their reality show both jack and kelly were large and in charge, but who cares.  they're the obsbournes, they're not models.  i agree christina has not been looking her best lately but come on.  girlfriend is ridiculously rich, likes her some red wine (which i totally concur with) and popped out a kid.  just cause kelly went on dancing with the stars (which i'm sorry is one of the worst shows ever) and got skinny doesn't mean she can channel regina george and start a burn book with joan rivers on fashion police.  now coming from me this is just ridiculous since i am judgey-mcjudgerson when it comes to how celebrities look, but in my mind kelly is not a celebrity.  her dad is.  relax g, you're on e.

also eva mendes and ryan gosling are "canoodling/dating."  bah humbug.  although they are both super babes, ryan gosling cannot be tied down.  he is much too pretty for one lady.  also on a side note, my dad does not think eva mendes is remotely attractive.  a few years ago i think hitch was on tbs and my dad literally looked at the screen and goes "ick who is that."  his ick was referring to eva mendes.  he was less than impressed.  i was dumbfounded.  first of all she's such a hottie with a body and secondly her clothes in hitch are to die for.  literally i want her wardrobe from that movie.  next time it's on tbs (which is probs right now) go back and look at her outfits.  awesommmmmme.

Monday, October 17, 2011

i love blogs.

i know everyone reads blogs.  it's 2011.  but i really love blogs.  i have three specific types of blogs that i can't live without: celebrity blogs, fashion blogs (specifically blogs about normal people and what they wear on a daily basis), and sports/entertainment blogs (specifically those geared towards boston).

i have a ritualistic order in which i read my favorite blogs everyday.  it never changes and in my mind is the perfect order.  (side note: i've always thought i have very mild ocd in that i have an intense ritualistic order in which i eat skittles.  this developed due to my mom buying me a 5 pound bag of skittles to bring to overnight basketball camp so i could offer them up and make friends.  what actually happened was i created the ultimate order in which to eat skittles alone in my room (news to my mom: i made friends at camp without bribing people with candy).  my bff in college used to make me tell it to her when she was intoxicated because she thought it was the funniest thing ever.)  so basically i love blogs and have always considered creating one, and today's the day.  i plan to mostly write about random things in my life with no real focus.  yes, that sounds terrible, but what i mean is i'll probably talk about activities i do, food i eat, clothes i like, celebrities on my mind, and boston sports/entertainment.  i don't want to be held down by having my blog be about one specific thing.

so bienvenue (welcome for you people who didn't take french in highschool).