Thursday, March 13, 2014

30 before 30 update

so i've been doing a terrible job blogging, and i've decided that a small part of that is because i feel like i have old posts hanging over my head that i need to get done.  so i've made the executive decision to just do an update on my 30 before 30 list (which actually ended way back in august 2013) and then move forward.  here we goooooooo...
1. go to a foreign country the i've never been to - didn’t happen (but will January 2014 Dominican Republic)
2. go on a beach vacation - will happen January 2014 Dominican Republic
3. swim in the atlantic and pacific oceans in the same year – completed 8/25/12, pacific didn’t happen
4. take AJD to try indian food for the first time (i've had it, he hasn't)
5. go to the boston museum of modern art
6. run in at minimum 3 road races (any length) - March 10th (5k), April 13th (5k), June 16th (10k)
7. buy fresh flowers for the apt, the first week of every month – aug, sept, oct (missing - vday flowers cover it), nov, dec, jan, feb, mar, apr, may, jun, july
8. cook a turkey dinner with all the fixings
9. go back to chicago with AJD to really explore (i went for work, so it didn't count) - didn’t happen
10. make a snow angel (it's been awhile) - completed 2/9/13
11. make homemade pie, including crust, from scratch – completed 11/21/12
12. get a facial and start a skin care regime (or at least a moisturizer - i'm old now, it's time) - completed 8/3/13
13. hike a mountain in maine or vermont – completed acadia mtn, me 8/17/12
14. transfer my 401k from my old job to my current job - in process
15. watch casablanca, breakfast at tiffany's, all the godfather movies, and anchorman (anchorman 11/18/12) (casablanca 1/20/13) (breakfast at tiffany’s 2/18/13)
16. track the number of miles i run for the year – ongoing via
17. complete a 30 pictures in 30 days challenge - completed month of May 2013
18. fill the digital picture frame with pictures – completed 12/22/12
19. learn how to use the manual setting on my camera - hasn’t happened yet
20. get a new cell phone (maybe an iphone) with a colorful case - completed 12/31/12
21. put money into my savings account from every paycheck – ongoing, did it pretty much every week until we bought a house
22. get down to pre-AJD weight (dating packs on the pounds.  i've already started, i've got 7 lbs to go) – completed 11/20/12
23. get an apron and wear while cooking so i stop ruining my clothes – completed 12/25/12
24. use my food processor at least once a month - didn’t happen
25. use my crock pot at least once a month - didn’t happen
26. visit family in utah - didn’t happen
27. reread the great gatsby – completed 11/5/12
28. get off my high blood pressure meds or at least lower the dosage (this may not be possible since it's genetic but i'm going to give it the old college try) - not quite
29. get 25 blog followers - nope
30. do a giveaway when i reach 25 followers - nope

Sunday, March 9, 2014

the real winner of the oscars 2014

amy poehler destroyed the oscar after parties.  girlfriend was clearly having a great time.  amy poehler won the oscars.  hands down.
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Saturday, March 8, 2014

oscars 2014

i'll get straight to the gist.  2014 oscars did not do it for me.  there was no knock out dresses, hair, or makeup.  yes, people looked beautiful.  people looked awful, but overall it was just blah.  the show itself was the same as the red carpet in my opinion.  there were a few big moments, but i thought ellen was boring and predictable and the show itself was a drag.  truth be told i fell asleep before the end and didn't really feel bad about it.  

anyways, let's get back to the fashion.

best dressed: lupita nyong'o (totally predicted, not a surprise)
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the double deep v and the soft shade of blue, lupita looked beautiful.  even though she's my best dressed pick, i wasn't blown away by the dress.  it was very pretty, but the shape was very safe for her.  she's been killing it all awards season, so it's only fair that she be crowned best dressed.
best bottom of the dress: charlize theron
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truth be told, if charlize's dress had black straps instead of the weird clear straps, she would've been my best dressed pick.  charlize is freaking stunning all the time.  i mean would you look at how banging her body is in this dress.  freaking unbelievable.  i thought the detail at the bottom of the dress was clearly the highlight.
best hair and makeup: kate hudson
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i'm not really sure why kate hudson was at the oscars.  she hasn't done anything for a long time and when she did, it was usually a bad rom-com, save for almost famous.  but regardless, she looked great.  her hair was such a great shade of blonde and the style was simple and elegant and went perfectly with her whole ensemble.  her makeup was also a perfect match for her hair and outfit.  the simple lip was a great way to even further put all emphasis on her smoky eye.  flawlessly executed.
best dressed (male): kevin spacey
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this is a huge step for me.  i usually hate any tux that isn't traditional black, but kevin spacey has changed my tune.  this could be my obsession with house of cards, but really he looked great on the red carpet.  and then the fact that he knows what the people want and spoke in his awesome southern accent in house of cards character while on the oscar stage was just icing on the cake.  bravo sir.
worst dressed: liza manelli
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crazy person coming through.  braless wonder on the red carpet.  liza looked a hot mess.  i actually didn't even realize this mess involved pants until now.  good god, use a stylist.  i can't even imagine how terrible the shoes are underneath those pants.  yucky all around.