Wednesday, December 27, 2006

She's Here!!!

Sydney Boyce was born on Thursday, December 21st, 2006 at 5:04 am.

She weighed 4 lbs 11 oz and is 17 1/2 inches long.

Because she is quite wee, Miss Sydney has spent the last week in the intermediate care nursery, but she's eating well & gaining weight & we hope to bring her home tomorrow.

This past week has been a whirlwind of running back & forth to the hospital & home & my mom's - I've barely had time to breathe. I'm headed to the hospital now...I'll blog more later.

Oh! Before I forget - here she is:

Monday, December 18, 2006

Home c-section anyone?

Still no baby.
I'm frustrated. I can't sleep.
Contractions every 5 minutes or so for hours at a time and then *poof* - NOTHING for an hour.
It's called prodromal labor & it's from teh devil.
I see the doctor on Friday so they can look at me, smile and say: "Any day now!"
*bangs head repeatedly on desk*

Monday, December 11, 2006

Any Day Now...

Saw the doctor today.
Had a non-stress test & bebeh looks good.
My contractions are about 5 minutes apart & I'm 3 cm dilated.
My doctor said: "Make an appointment to get checked on Friday - but I doubt you'll make it til then."
I'm gonna have a bebeh.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

template awesome-ness

L-O-V-E the new Blogger Beta.
Love the new template thingy.
Love the new colors.
Love, love, love.
I'm a happy blogger.

Oh Christmas Tree! Oh Christmas Tree!

For our first Christmas together, Corey promised me a real tree. We went Saturday night & bought this beautiful 5 foot Frasier Fir. I probably love it so much not only is it our first Christmas tree together but also because it's the first real tree I've ever had.

Here it is (please note the awesome penguin tree skirt):

Thursday, December 07, 2006

29 Days to Go - The Count Down Begins!

Rather than depressing myself with tracking how many days I've been out of work, I've decided to switch to a count down of how many days I have left until my due date.
29 days - gulp.
I've been having really vivid dreams about the baby - its kind of neat. Last night I was bathing her & feeding her. Probably because of what we discussed in Lamaze last night.
We 'graduated' our parenting class last night & Corey took me out for yummy Thai food in Denville to celebrate.
I've also started a little online pool for our family & friends to take guesses as to when our little one will be born & what her weight/length will be.

Lilypie Expecting a baby Ticker

Wednesday, December 06, 2006


I've been tagged by Joe Flirt over on his blog. Since I'm not in the hospital in labor, I figure I must comply. :)

THE RULES:Each player of this game starts with the ‘6 weird things about you.’ People who get tagged need to write a blog of their own 6 weird things as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose 6 people to be tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave a comment that says ‘you are tagged’ in their comments and tell them to read your blog.

1. I still have a security blanket (Covey) which I sleep with every night.
2. I usually sit with my first two toes crossed on both feet.
3. I'm afraid of the Intrepid Museum. Not all boats, mind you - just the Intrepid.
4. I hate when people sing in front of me.
5. I have a scar on my left hand from an eraser burn I gave myself in junior high.
6. I don't like the smell of melted chocolate.

That was hard. :( for the tagging:

1. Bethany
2. Corey (even though I know he won't do it)
3. Kay
4. Becks
5. Mindi
6. SDM're it.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Bed Rest Day 67 - Third time is NOT the charm

Spent the wee hours of the morning in the hospital...again.
Contractions started at 8:30 last night and didn't let up. I called the doctor and arrived at the hospital around 2 a.m.
Here I am thinking: Hurrah! We're gonna have a baby!! Yay!!
Um. No. Notsomuch.
First I had the nurse from hell. She was insane. I'm convinced. I was even more convinced when I found out we knew someone in common - a quite insane someone.
It all starts when I get hooked up to the monitors...
First she tells me that I'm NOT having contractions.
Whaaat? NOT having contractions? Excuse me?
So, a quick change of the monitor and *poof*! Lookie there...contractions. I'll be a son-of-a-bitch. She then proceeds to stand there and watch me. That's it. She just stood there, arms crossed, staring at me, waiting for me to have another contraction. It was quite uncomfortable, as I'm sure you can imaging.
Next, she hooks me up to the monitor for the baby's heart beat. She doesn't use NEARLY as much ultrasound gel as she should and proceeds to push and pull the sticky monitor across my belly. I thought she was going to rip my already stretched skin. Finally - baby's heartbeat. I try and relax.
She continues to stare.
The doctor finally gets there & decides it would be the best thing to try and stop my labor. She feels that at 35 weeks and 3 days its still too early to have a baby and orders a nice jittery shot of terbutaline for me. Yay.
So, psycho nurse starts my IV (thought Corey was going to faint as she let me bleed all over the bed) and gives me my shot of terb. I try & get some sleep. Psycho nurse leaves me alone.
Until Miss Guatamala 2006 comes in in labor and they put her next to me. They hook her up to the monitor & her doctor decides she's not far enough along and she's discharged shortly after.
Good...I can sleep now. I sleep for about and hour with my contractions waking me up every 10 minutes. Fabulous.
Finally at about 6:30 the doctor decides I've been monitored enough and I'm not progressing so I can go home.
Then they bring in what looks like a 12-year-old who is in labor. I swear, this girl has maybe menstruated 3, maybe 4 times in her life. Her water broke, she's having some bleeding - she's in labor. Bitch. It's a good thing that I only had to sit there and listen to her whine for 15 minutes before my discharge because I probably would have strangled her or her 15-year-old boyfriend.
So, I'm home now. Still pregnant. Still contracting. Still uncomfortable.
4 more days of terbutaline. Dat's it. Then I'm done with it. Finally.
Lets get this bebeh outta me.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Bed Rest Day 64 - story time

So last night my Mom & I decided to go to this new Macy's we heard about in Queens. I wanted to look for something to wear for the holidays & I have a gift card AND a Friends & Family coupon. w00t! We get there and it appears to be still under construction - but there are signs hanging everywhere assure us they're open. Very "Clerks." We find parking underground & head inside.
There's a directory located in the underground parking (quite convenient, I might add) & see that the Misses department is located on the 8th floor. We climb on a very nice, shiny, new elevator and press the button for floor 8. The doors open upon our arrival & we notice its just a plain hallway - like an office building. We double check that we're ON floor 8 and the elevator says we are - so we get off. There's a sign - Macy's - with an arrow pointing down this long hall - we follow. There's a door with the Macy's logo on it & one of those 8th Floor signs. We figure we must've gone in some secret back way. If you've ever been shopping at the Westchester, it was very much like getting in there. So, we open the door and go in, anxious to start shopping. There is nothing there. Nada. Zip. Zilch. Its an empty room. A HUGE empty room. Basically - a floor of a department store - but empty. There seem to be some decorations hanging from the walls & ceiling and the floor is carpeted with tiled walkways all around, but no clothes. No merchandise. Not a shoe or sock or shirt in sight. WTF?
There are some workers there and they turn around and look at us when we enter. After standing there a minute looking completely confused - one comes over and confronts us.
"Can I help you?" he asks.
"We're looking for Macy's." I say.
"Oh - we're not open yet.," he answers.
"Ya think?," I thought.
He goes on to explain that only the Macy's Holiday Shoppe is open at this location right now and that's located down on the third floor. The rest of the new Macy's won't be open until after the new year.
He offers to escort us down there, but we decline & decide to give up & go home. I'm tired, I'm hungry and I'm disappointed. The nice man walks us to the elevator and back down we go to the parking garage. We get in the car and start home.
Traffic. Great. Love it. We're NOT moving. Not even inching forward at this point.
One of NY's finest is walking down through the line of cars and an irate motorist asks him what's going on. Like a good NYPD officer, he ignores this question stating the situation is "under control" which is code for "all hell is breaking loose up there." A pedestrian/homeless man educates us on the situation: Apparently, about a mile ahead, there's been a bit of a road rage incident. From what I could understand - seeing as I don't speak homeless which apparently is a language all its own - the situation ahead involved an SUV, a baseball bat & a lot of broken glass. Great.
So, now we're moving - being diverted down some seedy side street towards the Queensboro bridge. Finally we're getting somewhere!
Silly Maggie - its NY. There's construction, of course. We're moving, but not very fast.
I see an empty lane & I take it - not realizing this lane does NOT go to the bridge, but rather INTO the construction site. Great. I'm stuck now. How the HELL am I going to get out of here?
Then...all of a sudden...BAM! The dark road I'm on ends and the front end of my car is stuck in a huge pile of boulders! I can't get out. I try reversing, but my car won't budge.
So now, my mom & I are literally stuck in a dark construction site in Queens and there is NO ONE around.
I take out my cell phone to call 911 and then, as if the night couldn't get any more weird....
Corey's alarm goes off & wakes me up.
Its 5 am - I'm home - no construction site - no closed Macy's.
Damn pregnancy hormones make me have some WICKED dreams, huh?

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Bed Rest Day 62 - I'm on the 'see-food' diet

Turkey Day was good. Ate lots & lots. My appetite has doubled in the last 2 weeks. I'm eating everything in sight - much worse than before. Its a good thing, though. Peanut is growing in leaps & bounds. My belly seems bigger everyday. She must be getting big & strong because she's gives me some kicks sometimes that practically cripple me. I feel bruised on one side.

I go to the doctor tomorrow & hopefully they'll take me off this terbutaline & tell me I can start walking & stuff (tee-hee) to bring on labor. Corey & I are determined to get this baby out before Christmas!

Saturday we're going to see the Rockefeller Tree & visit Santa at Macy's in Herald Square. I can't wait. Hopefully, I'll have the okay from the doctor & won't have to make the trip in a wheelchair. :(

I'll be sure to post pictures!! For now I'll share these:

My massive belly:

My massive belly wearing a hat (check out my chipmunk cheeks! Yikes!!):

Miss Mimi VanWhiskerhausen - Santa's Helper:

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Bed Rest Day 55 - Don't piss off my girly bits

Now in addition to my incompetent cervix, my uterus is irritable. Ha!

Spent the morning in labor & delivery. Started having contractions last night & they didn't stop like they usually do and they weren't spacing out. I hardly slept. When I "woke up" this morning, I was still having them & was certain I was in labor & gonna give birth to a Thanksgiving turkey!

So, Corey & I trek to the hospital - I get monitored. Turns out, I'm slightly (1 cm) dilated & 80% effaced AND I'm contracting every few minutes. Hmmm...sounds like labor to me. So, doc decides to be slightly aggressive & gives me a nice healthy dose of terbutaline. Let the shakes begin!

Contractions slow down, pressure subsides. Home I go - shaking worse than Michael J. Fox after a trip to Starbucks.

One more week of this terbutaline - they promised. I hate it. It makes me feel like crap. My heart is pounding out of my chest. I'm shaking. My belly is tight & I'm incredibley uncomfortable.

I just hope this little one leaves me some room in there to stuff turkey & dressing in there tomorrow.


Friday, November 17, 2006

Bed Rest Day 50 - We're ALMOST Ready!

Okay - so the "nursery" is done. We didn't do a whole lot with it - just hung some pictures, etc. When we move, I'll paint her room *pink* of course!
Here are some pictures - sorry they're small.

First is the small dresser. The picture above it says: "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away. " It was a wedding gift & I just thought it was perfect for her room. Right below that is my baby bank and Corey's baby bank.

Here are two dresses from when I was little. The one on the right is what i came home from the hospital in & the one on the left was a gift from my dad's mom. I put them in shadow boxes (Mom's idea).

Her wee bookcase loaded with books courtesy of Aunt Kelly.

Her crib. It was given to us by one of Corey's old elementary school teachers. Its beautiful. I love it. Her bedding is pink toile with a coordinating stripe on the blanket & floral on the bumper.

The other dresser with diaper changing essentials and the love seat from Corey's college days. I have to slip cover it - right now its a hideous camel color - but I thought it would be perfect for feedings & diaper changes.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Is this what i have to look forward to?

Bad Delta! Bad!
Granted, it was a 22-month old which, in my opinion, is a BIT old for breast-feeding. If they can ask for it - it's time to stop. That aside, she still has a right to feed her child.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Bed Rest Day 47 - Baby Shower Awesomeness

Saturday was my baby shower and it was the most awesome baby shower ever. :) Kelly did an awesome job of organizing it & I cannot thank her enough. I appreciate everyone that came & all the goodies our little girl has to start out her life.
Corey's mom & step-dad were up this weekend, too. They worked so hard in our spare bedroom (aka - the nursery). Cleaning out the nursery was no small task. It was full of tons & tons of crap - mine & Corey's - from when I moved in. Now it looks like a pept0-bismol bomb went off in it because of all the pink! We threw out a lot of stuff, reorganized and it almost feels like we're ready for baby Parker (name of the week).
I'm feeling fantastic. Is this the calm before the storm? I've been practicing my breathing and labor positions. They get me through the contractions I have at night and take the pressure off my belly. I swear I've doubled in size since last week.
Corey & I also installed the car seat base in my car. That was a sight to see. Neither one of us had any idea what we were doing. It was great. We got it in, though. Our little one will be secure.
Less than two months to my due date! Can you believe it?? I can't believe next week is Thanksgiving! Where does the time go?

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Bed Rest Day 42 - and it burns, burns, burns...

Cervix = ring of fire? WTF? I've seen this reference several times in my pregnancy books, on websites and now on my three-legged-puppy-dog shows (what Corey calls the birthing shows I watch that make me cry). It seems that when the baby starts to crown & push through your cervix, it burns. Bad. Like someone stuck a hot poker up your hoo-ha. Great. My poor cervix - first it was horizontally challenged and now the baby is going to light it up. We had our second Lamaze class last night. No graphic videos this time. I actually learned a lot - actually, mostly it was stuff I already knew but didn't know I did. Know what i mean? Basically, she discussed relaxation techniques. Positions I could get into during labor that would help ease the pain & discomfort. My favorites were the 'slow-dancing' (basically hugging Corey with my arms around his neck as we sway back and forth) and the birthing ball (basically squatting on a yoga ball). She also taught us stuff Corey could do to help me. Things like pressing on my knees or my back and even lifting my belly (sounds weird, but feels awesome). Even though I think I've found a few things that may work for me - breathing patterns & positions - but I can't tell yet. When I'm in labor those things may annoy the ever loving shit out of me. Guess I'll have to wait to find out.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Bed Rest Day 41 - Mine Doesn't Stretch Like That!

So, I must discuss this video that Corey & I got to watch at our first Lamaze class last week. It was titled: The Stages of Labor. It basically went through the various stages of labor & described exactly what you might experience, yadda, yadda, yadda.
I don't really remember that much of the video because it was so damned graphic!
First of all - almost every woman on the video delivered in the nude. Yup - nekkid as a jay bird.
Here I'm thinking: when I'm in labor, with my hoo-ha up in the air for all to see, the last thing I want is my boobies hanging out, too. If you've ever watched a show on childbirth you see the amount of people that are running in and out of your labor room. I told Corey, I'm just going to cut the seam in the crotch of my jeans and deliver through that - fully clothed! Ha!
So, now we're watching this video - naked women, screaming in pain with their hoo-ha's exposed - and then it happens. One of these lovely women begin to crown. Does the camera-man pan out? No...he zooms in...on her hoo-ha. So, now the television screen is full of hoo-ha and there is something black coming out of it. I've seen childbirth before - just never so graphically.
My thought: Mine doesn't stretch like that!
So, as this head is ripping this poor woman from asshole to appetite the doctor says to her: "Your baby is coming! Reach down and feel the head! Its right there! Reach down & feel the baby!!"
I have found this to be a popular practice today. thanks. There is a 7 or 8-lb monster (at the time) ripping its way through my vagina - I DON'T WANT TO FEEL IT. GET IT OUT.
Then there are the ones where the doctor allows the mother to actually deliver the baby. No thanks - that's what my health insurance is paying you for.
I've also noticed the 'mirror.' The 'mirror' is just that - a mirror that they pull down so you can watch yourself give birth. I've given Corey explicit instructions: if they pull down the mirror when I'm in labor - tell them to put it right back up. I cringed at this stranger's hoo-ha being stretched beyond limits on TV, what makes you think I want to see mine do that? I already told you - mine doesn't do that.
So, baby pops out after much pushing & screaming and the screaming, slimy newborn is practically thrown onto mom's belly.
Am I ready for this miracle of birth? Yes. I am quite ready & quite excited. Watching this video just made me long for the day when they'd knock you out and when you woke there was a nice clean, quiet baby laying in a bassinet next to you.
Let me live in the little world I've created where the stork is going to come & deliver my little angel. Let me think that for now.
Can I arrange that as part of my birthing plan?

Friday, November 03, 2006

Bed Rest Day 36 - In through the nose...Out through the mouth

Corey & I had our first Lamaze class on Wednesday.
All the couples seem to be about our age - 3 of them due the same day as me.
What completely amazes me is how quiet everyone is.
For example - we had to go upstairs in the hospital to watch a video on the stages of labor (more on that later). So, Corey, myself and 3 other couples get in the elevator - no one says a word. I looked around to possibly make eye contact with someone and these chicks are all standing around looking at their feet (if they could see them over the bellies). The dads - or 'support partners' - are standing there looking at the mom. It was bizarre.
So, then we get into this room where we're to watch the movie and everyone gets a seat. Now, this is a small room & Corey and I are sitting right across from 2 other couples. They're maybe 7 feet from us. We have to wait a few minutes for the video to get going and again I attempt the eye contact. Nope. The women sat there looking down at their hands or playing in their purses or something, ANYTHING to avoid any semblance of personal contact with anyone in the room other than their 'support partner.' WTF people? How do you make friends?
I don't know - maybe its because I'm cooped up in the house all day that I'm CRAVING interaction with other people. Maybe next week will be better. There was ONE couple that showed a glimmer of possibility. Think we'll sit near them next week.
Don't MAKE me make brownies, people!

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Bed Rest Day 33 - Happy Halloween!!

Here's our scary punkin & not-so-scary Virginia Tech punkin Corey carved last night.
The best part? The YUM-O punkin seeds he roasted.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Spooky brownies

Since I've been on bed rest, I've had to modify the way I do some things - including cooking. I've mastered the art of cooking from my desk chair.
So, today I made these spooky brownies for Corey's office. Aren't they cute?

Bed Rest Day 32 - Mmm...cheesesteak.

I feel much better today.
The poop cloud has lifted.
Corey & I start our parenting classes on Wednesday. We joke that they better teach the Lamaze breathing the first night because who knows when I'm going to deliver!
Even though she'd be early, Corey & I are both hoping that our little peanut will make her appearance around Thanksgiving. I think its because we're just both so excited to meet her.
I'm also excited to get her from underneath my ribs.
Last week, her 'thing' was what felt like her stepping on my bladder - to the point that I would, well, pee myself a bit.
Now, she's taken to wedging underneath my right ribs. I don't know if its a foot or a head or what - but its there. It's so uncomfortable! I try laying on my left side to get her to move. I try standing up for a few minutes to get her to drop. I even have tried pushing her down.
I get relief for a few minutes before she finds her way back up there.
Ahh..the joys of pregnancy.
Also, I have a new craving: Philly Cheesesteaks.
Mmm...with onions & provolone (I don't LIKE cheez-whiz).
Corey took me to the diner yesterday to have one & it was yum-o.
I'm tempted to call him & ask him to get me one on the way home.
But I think I can wait until Wednesday. We pass a Quizno's on the way to the hospital....hehehe.

Saturday, October 28, 2006


I've never wanted whipped cream or oysters so bad in my life...

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Bed Rest Day 28 - Poop

I feel like poop.
Had a really bad night & today hasn't been much better.
Blech.......I have nothing else to say.

Stationary Movies

Movies scenes artfully recreated using office supplies. Can you guess them?
Give it a try HERE.
I got 17/20 which means I either kick ass or I'm a loser & need to get out more.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Bed Rest Day 27 - My cervix is hanging in there...

I never, in a million years, thought I'd ever blog about my cervix.

Anyway, I saw the doctor yesterday & my tiny cervix is even smaller now - measuring a measly .94 cm and the funneling has increased to 60%. When this all started, it measured over 2 cm, which apparently is still small and the funneling was described as 'slight' - now it has a percentage.

Good news is I'm not dilated. I still have contractions, but I take my medication & I'm staying off my feet.

Peanut weighs just about 3 lbs according to ultrasound, so she's growing. Which completely amazes me because I haven't gained a pound in the last 4 weeks - I actually lost.

So, anyway, the doctor pretty much said that if I go into labor in the next week or so that they're not going to do anything to stop it. I'm far enough along . Peanut would spend some time in NICU and thats not ideal, but I guess pumping me full of medication & stitching my cervix closed isn't ideal either.

So people, place your bets. Will this little girl be a Thanksgiving Turkey, a Christmas Present or a New Year's baby?

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

My Pregnant Lady PSA

When you are pregnant - especially as far along as I am - do not, I repeat: DO NOT watch Discovery Health Channel. I think I might have blogged about this before, but its serious.
Last night, my loving husband came home from work to find me wrapped in a towel lying on our bed & quiet. Not my normal, bubbly, happy-to-see-you-how-was-your-day self.
The reason?
This evil, EVIL show on Discovery Health called Special Delivery. Which is pretty much all about high-risk pregnancies & deliveries. Not exactly something someone as hormonal as myself should be watching - especially with my situation.
In true Corey fashion, my loving husband cheered me up & I was back to my norm shortly after. Though, I think he might put a parental block on D-HC & not give me the code.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Bed Rest Day 25 - we own baby gear now

Yup. Corey & I are now the proud owners of a stroller/car seat combination thing.
The baby's room is also filling up with little pink outfits, diapers, wipes & other assorted baby necessities.
We also started a registry at Target.
I have an ultrasound & OB appointment tomorrow so I'll post the Cervix Watch 2006 report when I get home.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Bed Rest Day 20 - My mind is starting to go...

Okay, note to self:



Now, that I have that clear, maybe tonight I won't try to take the kitchen timer to put on my nightstand instead of my pills. :-P
Let me also share with you the fact that I put I have TWO brothers on a myspace survey. (in case you don't know, I have 3) TY to Bethany for pointing that one out!

I had a really rough day yesterday. It was crappy out - rainy & cold - and it rubbed off on me.
I was especially klutzy & my brain, obviously, took the day off.
But today will be a better day. I did, however, already forget to feed the cats this morning. At least the sun is shining.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Bed rest day 19 - I'm still here

Yup. Sitting my ass on my couch.
TRYING to keep myself busy.
Its not easy.
Made these cool pillows, though (sorry the picture is dark):

Think I'll get a head start on my xmas gifts, too.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Bed Rest Day 15 - no end in sight

Saw the doctor yesterday & had an ultrasound.
Our little peanut only weighs 2 1/2 pounds!! She's so wee!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Bed Rest Day 13 - don't be hatin'

Let me share with you my day:

Woke up.
Ate cookie crisp, checked email & message boards, watched craft shows on DIY.
Made a gift for my mother-in-law.
Watched TV.
Talked to my mom.
Ate Corey's microwave pizza...whoops. :)
Watched TV.
Talked to my mother-in-law.

Exciting right?

Well, I've decided I'm going to make THESE as Christmas gifts. What do you think?

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Bed Rest Day 12

I think I may lose my mind.
Corey's mom left today & now I'm all alone.
She was a Godsend.
Take everything bad you've every heard about mother-in-law's and throw it out the window when it comes to her. Even Kelly enjoyed hanging out with her.
But, alas, she had to go back to West Virginia - but not without leaving her pregnant daughter-in-law with a very nice supply of cheez doodles, potato chips, donuts & cheese. Ah yes...I'm fixin' on getting nice & fat here. LOL

Friday, October 06, 2006

I'm officially a Jersey girl!!

Go my NJ driver license today!!

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Putting my feet up

Doctor's orders -I'm on bed rest for at least the next week.
Seems our little peanut was trying to make their appearance a little earlier than expected.
Premature labor put me in the hospital Thursday night through Saturday.
At least I'm home now. I can't do a blessid thing, but I'm home. Sounds cool, right?
Nope. It's driving me CRAZY and its only Tuesday.
I watch LOTS of Food Network, HGTV & TNT.
Unfortunately, I'm not the type of girl that can sit still for too long.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

I was going to save this for Halloween, but its too effing cute - I had to share now. God knows I can't keep a secret. ;)

Don't let the cuteness fool you - Mimi was less than pleased with her lobster costume.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Nothing to say

Not a whole lot to share.
Nothing really going on.

Married life is still blissful. 'Celebrated' our one-month-aversary yesterday. LOL Can't believe its been a month. In some instances it feels like it was FOREVER ago and sometimes it seems like just yesterday. Either way, I couldn't be happier coming home every night to my hubby. :)

Almost completely moved in in Washington, NJ. Its in the middle of no where & I kind of miss being able to just run up to Kelly's in fifteen minutes, but it'll have to do for now. Besides, can I tell you how wonderful it is not living in Rockland for ONCE in my life?!?! But, alas, I do miss my friends.

Baby is growing fast. Seems like my belly gets bigger every day. I get kicked like crazy all the time, too. Its kind of wild to be able to feel it so strong, now. Corey can feel it, too. You can actually see my skin move sometimes, too.

Other than that, nothing else new to report. Bethany has requested profile pics to show off my baby bump so I'll have to try & get those up in the near future.

Guess I should do some work now.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

What they don't tell you in sex ed...

is that pregnancy eff's with your body in ways you'd never expect.
I don't want to get into all the gory details, but just know that if & when you become pregnant every body system/part is privy to its rath and I mean it - EVERY BIT.
The strangest things have & are happening to me. Stuff I never imagined. Stuff no one ever told me about & when I tell them it's happened - they say "Oh yeah! That happened to me, too." Sigh....
All in all, aside from the tooth problems, the iron deficiency and the sciatica (I'll spare you the gross stuff like leakage from areas that shouldn't leak), I've had a pretty good pregnancy.

Just know that in a few months I may smile like this chick:

With a complexion like Marilyn:

and a gait similar to this guy:

Friday, August 18, 2006

Thursday, August 17, 2006

No chilly tootsies here

Tomorrow this time I'll be preparing to become Mrs. Hall.
I'm sitting here at my Mom's, enjoying my last hour of calm before the wedding whirlwind begins.
Elena's coming over at 11 and then it starts...pick up cakes, pedicures, last minute errands...
Rehearsal's tonight. Can't wait to see all our family & friends.
Saturday morning its off to ?????? I still don't know where our honeymoon is - and if you know me, its been quite a great feat for Corey to keep this secret from me. He was smart - he didn't tell Kelly. Didn't tell Elena. Didn't tell my mom. Good man.
So now I end my last blog post as a single wild-cat. I've found my lobster and tomorrow I will promise to love him for the rest of my life.

Friday, August 11, 2006

its my birthday.

yup. the not-so-big 2-9.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Our peanut is growing!!

I can't believe how much has changed in the last 3 months.
I have serious baby bump thanks to little peanut - who, I might add, weighs all of 9 ounces.
Check out how he/she has grown.

Of course, Peanut had to give us a little tushy/extended legs shot, too:

The scan took forever because baby decided to flip upside down & bury his/her head into my pelvic bone preventing the tech from getting a better profile picture. After a can of apple juice, a few jumping jacks & several paces up & down the hallway, they finally gave up & sent me home.
I was quite satisfied with the pictures we did get, though. I still can't believe that those are pictures of what's inside me. Its surreal.
We also got our marriage license today. Makes everything so real. The wedding is next week - I can't believe it.
My birthday is Friday, but it seems to be fading into the background as we prepare for next week.
8 days...

Monday, August 07, 2006

Glad I've never received THIS e-mail

Just another way to make sex THAT much more impersonal.
Now you can send an e-card to tell a recent sex partner you've got the clap or other form of STD. There's even one for HIV.
Do me a favor, if you're brave enough to not use a condom, put on your big-girl panties & tell him in person...or at least on the phone. If you remember his name or even exchanged numbers, that is.
Hurrah for my monogamous relationship. So happy I don't have to deal with something like that.
Oh...and just in case you are into that sort of thing, there's always this place.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Showers of Happiness

My bridal shower was Sunday. It was great. I had a wonderful time & everyone did such a nice job decorating & what-not. I loved it.
What didn't I love? The silly bow-hat I had to wear:

Who am I kidding? I ate it up!!

Another great thing about my shower? Getting all these girls together for a photo:

Thanks to everyone for a great time!!

Friday, July 28, 2006

Third times a charm I took my wedding dress back for a second time & got a THIRD dress.
This time WASN'T my fault, though. It was little Baby Hall's.
Seems I've grown a bit more than I expected & my dress didn't fit around the belly anymore.
Back to David's Bridal we went, my mom & I, and found a most beautiful dress. I cannot elaborate on it, for obvious reasons.
Then it was off to Destination Maternity where I found ANOTHER dress that I love to wear for the rehearsal dinner & West Virginia reception.
The gods were with me tonight.
Good thing, too, as my day didn't start off that great.
Took my hubby-to-be to the airport this morning. He left for Alaska to go fishing. He'll be back next Sunday. No more about that. I'm hormonal, remember?
Well, my week will be packed with wedding preparations & my mom has promised to keep me busy. It'll be next Sunday before I know it.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Thursday, July 13, 2006

What a lucky girl I am

Have you ever had something, which may seem small & insignificant to some, make you realize just how lucky you are? Last night is a perfect example. Long story...I won't bore you with the mushy details. Just know that I love this man.
Then, while checking out my photos on my iPod, I came across this picture. Love it.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

All this time I thought no one loved me...

But I actually had 47 unmoderated comments on my blog!!! I didn't know I had to approve them!! I feel like an idiot.
I'm off to change the settings...


heif·er ('he-f&r) noun Middle English hayfare, from Old English hEahfore: a young cow; especially one that has not had a calf; Maggie Sue;

Monday, July 03, 2006

Tuesday holidays suck

Off for two days - back for one - off for one - back for two - off for three.
A schedule like that's liable to drive a girl crazy. I feel like I'm back at Bad Sam.
Its not that busy, either which just makes the day drag on...
I could be/should be home taking care of my birthday boy.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Penguin fun

effing adorable

There's a person inside me

Its unbelievable. I had an ultrasound yesterday in the ER at Nyack (long story - I'm okay) and was amazed at how much Peanut has changed in just 6 weeks.
The technician showed Corey more than me, but I got to see hands, feet and fingers!! Five little fingers. It really brought it all home - there's a person growing inside of me!!
At my last ultrasound, even though I got to hear the heartbeat it didn't LOOK like a person. This time, it did. An ACTUAL person.
Peanut was active, too. Jumping around inside me. I can't feel it yet, no matter how still I lay & how much I concentrate. I know I have time for that, but after seeing it move - I'm dying to feel it move.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Going to the chapel...

Check out our wedding blog HERE

Monday, June 19, 2006

Many thanks

to everyone who emailed/im'd/called me about my previous post.
I'm fine. Much better now.
Like I said - I'm horomonal (more than usual).
I'm grumpy in the mornings or when I can't have a nap, I cry at the drop of a hat & I feel like a heifer. I just have to deal.

In the mean time, I'll have to console myself with these fabulous maternity t-shirts:

Here, here & here.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

The water works have begun...

Had my second OB appointment today. It was quite uneventful but for some reason – upset me terribly.
First: the doc wouldn’t try to hear the heartbeat because she said its still too early to hear it in the office. Okay. Fine. No heartbeat today. I was disappointed but, hey – shit happens.
Second: she can’t really answer my questions about my vitamins and kind of gives me the run-around about it. She talked an awful lot but didn’t say a whole bunch. I left there more confused about my vitamins than I was when I got there.
Third: she starts talking about genetic testing. When & what needs to be done or can be done and if I decide to do it. She starts saying that if I decide to do it that it should be done early because terminating the pregnancy is less risky at that point, yadda, yadda, yadda. Wait. What? Terminate what? Huh? When did this come up? Now, granted, I was already a little upset about the heartbeat thing so I probably didn’t hear EVERYTHING she said. Corey could probably clarify that it wasn’t as bad as I thought and I was practicing selective listening. I’m good at that.
So, now I leave the OB – say goodbye to my love and head to Stop & Shop where I spend 20 bucks on crap. Chips, cookies, crap. Just what I need.
OH…that’s another thing I’ve forgotten. I also gained five pounds. Great. I know its supposed to be a good thing to gain a little weight during pregnancy, but I don’t know if I’m emotionally prepared for that part. C’mon – think about it. All that crap I went through to LOSE the weight – now I’m gaining it back. Sigh.
Okay – so now I’m at work. A big ball of emotion. Can’t stop crying. Tears streaming down my face as I sit at my desk. No one’s talking to me – they know better. So what does one of my lovely co-workers do? Show me a picture from the Christmas party a few years ago where…you guessed it…I’m fat. Thanks. Just what I needed. Thanks.
I feel like I’m pms-ing. Its strange. I don’t feel pregnant. That’s a whole other problem. I know I’m just hormonal and I guess this should be expected. I’m just bitchy & weepy. Please excuse me and my sniffly nose.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Happy Birthday to Me!! (sorta)

Two years ago I made a drastic life change.
140 pounds later I'm happier than I've ever been and its not just the weight.
Look how much has happened to me. If you know me, you know how much my life has changed for the better.

Friday, June 09, 2006

None the wiser...

Had my second wisdom tooth pulled yesterday.
It was hell. H-E-L-L
I had a nasty cavity in the tooth that was bothering me last weekend so I called my oral surgeon of choice on Monday and made an appointment to have it yanked.
Fine. I've had a tooth pulled before - no big deal, right? forget: I'm pregnant. That means: NOVOCAINE ONLY. No nitrous, no anesthesia, no valium, no xanax. NOTHING.
Picture this: poor old Maggie Sue, who hates the dentist more than ANYTHING, sitting in the chair with a 170 lb man practically kneeling on me yanking at my tooth with pliers bigger than my head. Of course - this particular tooth had an exceptionally deep root so it took some effort. I don't know what was worse: the pressure, the noise of my tooth cracking or smelling the bone as he smoothed out my mandible.
Now, I'm in pain. Can't take any GOOD pain meds cause of p'nut - just extra strength tylenol.
PLUS, I have a busy weekend ahead of me. Trial wedding-hair today, Kelly's birthday dinner tonight, house hunting tomorrow morning, packing, meet with the organist in the afternoon and then a three hour drive to a brew-fest. Maybe it'll keep my mind off my boo-boo.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

That explains it

They say that a pregnant body at rest does as much work as a non-pregnant body mountain climbing.
I'm so tired...I need a nap.

Friday, June 02, 2006

Queen of Indecisiveness

That's me!
So, I went to David's Bridal a few weeks ago and brought home a BE-A-UTIFUL dress that I really liked an awful lot. I got the whole kit-n-kaboodle - dress, headpiece, veil, shoes, slip (might as well be a hairshirt its so damned itchy) and bra of torture.
There it hung - on my bedroom closet door - for a few weeks.
Last week, I took my darling niece Kassidy back to David's Bridal to try on flower girl dresses.
I walked into the bridal area and there it was. The dress of my dreams - and not the one hanging at home!!
I couldn't believe what I was seeing!! It was the dress I was looking for all along!
I didn't say a word - fearing the wrath of my mother. I could hear it already: "you can NEVER make up your mind!" or "Unbelievable, Margaret!" (my personal favorite)
So, I kept quiet...then...I couldn't anymore. I told my mom about the dress and took her to see it. She agreed with me. There has never been a dress that was more me.
I tried it on - fit like a glove (a size smaller, too! BONUS!!). The exchange was made and now...the dress of my DREAMS hangs on my closet door. I couldn't be happier.

Of course....I'm not allowed to set foot in a David's Bridal until AFTER the wedding.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006


Baby Hall!!

I know it doesn't look like much, but its there. My first sonogram was a surreal experience. I got to hear the heartbeat & everything. The tech showed me where the spine was starting to form and the umbilical cord. There's even still a yolk sac because the placenta hasn't fully formed yet. In the one picture she showed me, it kinda looked like a fish! I can't believe I have to wait until I'm 20 weeks for the next one.

Monday, May 22, 2006

My Extreme Fiance

In case you missed my hubby-to-be shaking his groove-thang on national TV last night - here's the clip.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

For keeps

Well, its time for this gal to hang up her 'wildcat' crown - at least for 9 months - thats right folks:

Maggie Sue is PREGNANT!

I'm due on Christmas Day.

Corey & I could't be happier!

Plus...on top of being preggers - I'm in the midst of planning a wedding!

We're gettin' hitched shotgun style on August 18th, 2006.

What a summer this will be!!

Sunday, May 07, 2006

I've got a secret

But it has to wait.
I promise...I will share with everyone VERY soon.

Friday, April 28, 2006

Just when you thought you couldn't study TOO much

I took the organic chemistry test from hell Wednesday night.
I sat down - looked at the 10 reactions before me and my mind went blank.
I couldn't remember a damned thing.
I had been cramming this crap into my head for over a week. How could I forget it?
I wanted to cry.
I WANT to cry.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Why our left hands are a few carats light

So there's this new book out called She Wants a Ring -- and I Don't Wanna Change a Thing: How a Man Can Overcome His Fears of Commitment and Marriage.
Right up there with He's Just Not That Into You and Its Called a Break-up Because Its Broken. The first of which became my Bible after the 'divorce' (but thats another post for another time).
Well, anyway, this author has set out to explain the great mystery of why men are so anti-marraige. He offers help to commitment-phobes and also tries to explain to women the reasoning behind it.
Here is what he calls the Ten Things Men Fear Most About Marraige:

1. The life sentence: "For better or worse." (Clank! Cell door shut!)

2. Giving up that dream of tasting the fruits of all nations (flitting from woman to woman in a glorious bath of love and lust).

3. The "What If?" complex (as in, What if I fall even more in love with another woman?).

4. Divorce (as in betting on a loser).

5. Replicating his parents' failed marriage. (Or replicating his parents' happy marriage -- and one day calling his wife "Angel," "Sugarplum" or "Darl.")

6. Surrendering his post as president and CEO of the firm Fun. Then having to answer to a board of directors in a firm called Compromise, fully knowing every decision can come under killjoy scrutiny.

7. Becoming an active member in the Tamed Husband fraternity.

8. The Blah Life (boredom, overfamiliarity, and routine).

9. Surrendering quiet, control, space, privacy, watching ESPN all night, poker and suds with the guys, cigar breath, stinky sneakers ...

10. Giving up Erotic Break-the-Guest-Room-Fold-out-Couch Sex for Regulated You-Do-This, I-Do-That, Now-Let's-Sleep Sex.

Now, don't get me wrong, some of those things are what scares ME about marraige, but it doesn't prevent me from wanting it. I think that if two people can agree to NOT let those fears come to fruition and work damn hard at doing it then a marraige can be a beautiful thing. Relationships take work - there is nothing easy in this world and love is certainly NO exception.

I have NOT read this book, just an excerpt Lena sent me from iVillage or Oxygen or some other girly site. It is also NOT in my shopping cart at Amazon. I have my own issues & insecurities and 300 pages of witty comments and dry anecdotes on a somewhat serious subject certainly aren't going to help them.

Monday, April 03, 2006

My new major


Peeps in space?

Why, oh why won't someone do this to MY office?

No one bought me March of the Penguins for Christmas because y'all assumed I'd buy it for myself. You know what happens when you assume, right? Someone needs to buy me this...c'mon!

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

I can march IN my penguins, now!

Could a shoe BE more Maggie?

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Alkanes & ketones & halides....OH MY!

Spent the last 48 hours cramming for my organic chemistry test tomorrow. Oy.

Would ya like a weekend recap?? Here ya go:

I'll start with Thursday: booked outta work as fast as I could to go meet up with Treble. Sorry I was calling/texting the wrong Rob all day!! OMG.
Head into the city to pregame @ the Molly Wee before Corey's show. Show was FABULOUS. Afterwards head BACK to the Molly Wee for some post-game/pre-St. Pat's drinks. Got my fair share of pinches after midnite for not wearing green...bad Irish girl. :-P Y'all know I didn't just to get the pinches, right? Ha!

Friday had dinner with Mom & Corey. Corned beef @ MBG is always a good way to start St. Patty's day.
After a short nappy at my house, Corey and I called a cab (which took FOREVER) & headed to PR to meet up with Bethany & P&C (we'll use Beth's nickname). Shots & beer were flowing in true St. Patty's day style. AWESOME time had by all!!

Saturday hung out at Kelly's and just relaxed. Much needed R&R.

Sunday, Corey & I took a drive to see one of his job sites. It was pretty neat to actually SEE what he does IRL.

We watched some b-ball at my place and I hit the books after he left. I haven't stopped since. Ugh.. I can't wait for tomorrow to be over. I want to get this test over & done with. Unfortunately, I can't forget it once I'm done. Effing cumulative final.

My back hurts, my head hurts. I'm going to bed.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Where's the beef?

The Archdiocese of NY says its okay to eat meat this Friday since its St. Patrick's day.
I've got a secret...I was going to anyway.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

In my line of work, when someone dies, we say they went to "Chicago."
Makes me chuckle.

a happy little meme

List ten things that put you in a good mood:

1) chocolate
2) shopping
3) taking pictures
4) getting a pedicure
5) listening to BNL
6) watching Family Guy or The Office or Aqua Teen
7) Mimi kisses
8) Corey kisses
9) a cigarette (unfortunately)
10) a beer


1) Corey
2) Bethany
3) Ryan
4) Kelly
5) Michelle
6) Scott
7) the MLE're it.

Monday, March 13, 2006

I'm late....

with this meme.

Ordinary Joe tagged me with these meme on March 2nd and since I've been a little behind on my blog-reading, I'm doing it now. goes:

List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they're any good, but they must be songs you're really enjoying now. Post these instructions in your blog along with your seven songs. Then tag seven other people to see what they're listening to.

1) Say Goodbye - Dave Matthews Band
2) Song 4 You - Ben Lee
3) Alone - Lisa Loeb
4) She Don't Come Around Here Anymore - Bill Ricchini
5) Brooklyn Stars - Matt Pond PA
6) Something Pretty - Patrick Park
7) Idioteque - Radiohead

Now I'm tagging:

1) Corey
2) Bethany
3) Ryan
4) Kelly
5) Michelle
6) Scott
7) the MLE (happy birthday early)'re it.

I'll have to buy my oreos on the black market now

Interesting article in last week's New York Magazine:

Stop & Shop launched a program called SmartMouth that used their loyalty cards to create nutritional profiles for their patrons. The problem? They were in contract talks with a few HMO's to make use of the data the collected. So the person who has a penchant for salt & vinegar potato chips (me) and heavy cream may pay a higher premium than the chick online if front of them buying the soy milk & organic broccoli. All just because they swiped their card to get a lousy 50 cents off! They discontinued the program shortly after its inception.

Whats next? My car insurance premium is going to go up cause my EZPass tells Allstate I drive over the TZ twice a week and the GW at least once?

Friday, March 10, 2006

some late night rambling

They need to invent some sort of computer chip type device that can be implanted into women's brains that would shut down all parts that are not necessary for essential life functions. That way, at certain times I would be able to shut down my ability to think. I shouldn't think - its bad for my health. I'm tired. I'm going to sleep. G'nite.

ps - it would also prevent me from coming on to Blogger at 12:30 am and posting.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Its Oscar time!

My picks:

Actor in a leading role: Joaquin Phoenix - WALK THE LINE

Actor in a supporting role: Matt Dillon - CRASH

Actress in a leading role: Reese Witherspoon - WALK THE LINE

Actress in a supporting role: Rachel Wesiz - THE CONSTANT GARDENER



Thursday, March 02, 2006

sharing part of my fifteen minutes

Check out the new website of my friend, photographer Steve Giralt. It just launched yesterday. I'm on the site - click on "People" then "Craigs List" (long story) and look for me!!

Monday, February 27, 2006

Meet my new friend: Insanity Prawn Boy


To be 15 again...

My 15-year-old niece posted this on her myspace profile. I loved it - its so true. I just wanted to share:

I would like to meet a boy; a cute one. who will call me at 3am, just to tell me he was thinking about me. and he'll buy me jewlery from vending machines. we'll make fun of eachother, and laugh about it, bc we both know its true. we'll watch movies together at 3am, and dance to spice girls and backstreet boys. We'll be stupid around eachother & it'll never end.

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Your Mom's Box

If I see or hear that phrase one more time I swear I'm going to lose it.
I'm sick & tired of Opie & Anthony poisoning the minds of my male friends.
EVERY single time I read one friend's email or post there it leasts once: Your Mom's Box.
Not only that, but I'm sick at the crude humor and sexual innuendo he insists on putting into every writing. Pussy, dick, tit, fuck....its least once or twice. Can't you write a message WITHOUT those terms? Do you think it increases your cool-ness factor? It does not. It makes you look like a douche bag. And to think, he asks me if I have any single friends? Get over yourself. I would never subject any of my friends to that behavior. O&A make men aggressive & give them God complexes.
Sure I've chuckled at a skit or stunt a time or two (back when they were on normal radio) but I've also almost vomited at the crap they insist on talking about. I don't care how many women Jim Norton's gotten to piss on him. I don't care to hear about sniffing someone else's belly button cheese and I don't care to listen to one more stupid women call in and discuss their breast size and whether or not the curtains match the carpet.
So I did the smart thing - I don't have XM radio. Besides, paying for radio seems just plain silly to me (but thats another rant for another time).

Thursday, February 23, 2006


After reading several other blogs, some friends, some acquaintances, some just random, I have decided that I don't blog nearly enough.

Monday, February 20, 2006

I'm no ski bunny

So, I'm back from West Virginia where I learned one important thing: I CANNOT SKI.
I made a noble effort, though. I just can't do it.
It was a fun weekend despite my sore tushy.
It was absolutely BE-A-UTIFUL down there. Corey drove me around to show me Blackwater Falls, Seneca Rocks and even attempted to get to the highest point in WV, Spruce Knob.
It was a nice little vacay that I definitely needed.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Yay!! One of my favorite holidays and this year, I have a feeling it'll be better than ever before (no pressure).
I at least hope to make it better than last year's for you.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Who pods? IPOD!!

Ordered my new toy this weekend from Amazon.
Now if the focker would only ship, dammit!!
Thought I might have it for this weekend, but alas I won't.
I have to be patient...but if you know me, one thing I'm not is patient.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Rodenticide anyone?

Phil must die.
That focker saw his shadow and now I'm doomed to freeze my ass off for 6 more weeks.
Give me the warmth of spring.
I need it. I'm sick of feeling like I have Raynaud's.

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Johnny was a chemist's son,
but Johnny is no more.
What Johnny thought was H2O,
was H2SO4.


(if you don't get it - email me)

Saturday, January 28, 2006

I've been lacking with updates - my apologies. Believe me - I've caught shit for it.
This week was a bit insane, but fun. I'm exhausted from it. I've said it before, you all know me: I L-O-V-E buring the candle at both ends.
Class started on Monday. I was very excited to learn that my pal Brooke is in my Organic Chem class. Instant lab partner - sweet! I was then notsomuch excited when I saw how much the books were. $400. Gulp.
Tuesday, Elena & I saw Yellowcard at Irving Plaza. They rocked our socks off. Awesome. It was a fun night. We did beer @ McManus first, dinner @ Heartland Brewery second and then rocked out at IP. I had too much fun text messaging the big-screen thing that they have down between acts. Mags & Lena do rock, dammit!!
Wednesday was more school & then the usual Karaoke @ the OL. Sang our usual I Love Rock & Roll. We were way off, though. I don't know what was wrong with us that night. I sang Spiderwebs alone and it was better. I was quite upset I didn't get to go to trivia @ Hooter's. For some strange reason, I thought Paul & Mike were upset with me since I bailed kinda early the previous week. They didn't call me to tell me what time to be @ Hooter's, so I was a sad girl.
Thursday. Hmph. Thursday. Was woken up at 6:30 to learn that my coworker had called out so I would need to go to our Nyack office to cover her. I was pissed. I hate going there. Especially when I have LOADS of my own work to do in New City. So I sucked it up and went in early. Thursday night I drove out to Danbury to meet an old friend. Then I got a txt from Paul & Mike saying they missed chillin' with me. :) Awwww..... So the usual trivia crew will be 2gether again next week for karaoke! Yay!!
Thursday night I was abosolutely exhausted. I didn't get home until almost two and I thought I was going to pass out. Got up for work Friday morning & felt much better and some how relieved.
Last night (friday) I went with Kelly & Bethany to see Lisa Loeb @ the Canal Room downtown. It was AWESOME. After that, it was to, where else, but the OL. Hey, its my Cheers.
So, I am quite tired today. I plan on doing absolutely NOTHING.
Well...maybe laundry....and go to the mall.....

Tuesday, January 17, 2006


I spit soda all over Mimi when I heard this on The Family Guy just now:

Everyone has their sanctuary. The Catholics have churches, fat people have Wisconsin, and I have the Pawtucket Brewery.

How apropos.

Monday, January 16, 2006

The the nominees are....

Golden Globes are tonite. Yay! Here are my picks:

Picture - Drama: Brokeback Mountain

Picture - Musical Or Comedy: Walk The LineProduced

Actor In A Leading Role - Drama: Philip Seymour Hoffman in Capote

Actor In A Leading Role - Musical Or Comedy: Joaquin Phoenix in Walk The Line

Actress In A Leading Role - Drama: Maria Bello in A History Of Violence (though Gwyneth Paltrow in Proof runs a close second)

Actress In A Leading Role - Musical Or Comedy: Reese Witherspoon in Walk The Line

Actor In A Supporting Role: Matt Dillon in Crash

Actress In A Supporting Role: Frances McDormand in North Country

Director: Ang Lee for Brokeback Mountain

Screenplay CrashWritten by Paul Haggis, Robert Moresco

Original Score: The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe

Television Series - Drama: Grey's Anatomy

Television Series - Musical Or Comedy: Desperate Housewives or Entourage

Mini-Series Or Television Movie: Warm Springs

Actor In A Leading Role - Drama Series: Hugh Laurie in House, M. D.

Actor In A Leading Role - Musical Or Comedy Series: Steve Carell in The Office or
Jason Lee in My Name Is Earl

Actor In A Leading Role - Mini-Series Or Television Movie: Ed Harris in Empire Falls

Actress In A Leading Role - Drama Series: Patricia Arquette in Medium

Actress In A Leading Role - Musical Or Comedy Series: any Desperate Housewife - six in one, half dozen in the other.

Actress In A Leading Role - Mini-Series Or Television Movie: Halle Berry in Their Eyes Were Watching God

Actor In A Supporting Role - Series, Mini-Series Or Television Movie: Jeremy Piven in Entourage

Actress In A Supporting Role - Series, Mini-Series Or Television Movie: Candice Bergen in Boston Legal

This bootie ain't shakin'

My ass hurts.
Went to the OAR show on Saturday at MSG with Corey.
The steps going down to our seats were wet.
I fell.
Right on my ass.
Yes, I was drinking, but thats HARDLY the point.
Then, we found an AWESOME bar in the garment district called Stitch.
So yesterday, I loafed around all day at Corey's.
Today I'm loafing around at home.
I can't get comfortable.
Maybe I'll eat a Hot Pocket (lol).

Monday, January 09, 2006

Brought to you my the hormone ESTROGEN

Okay, so I'm feeling funky.
Can't help it.
I feel like I want to find a hole, crawl in it and sleep for the next week.
Its just par for the course with me. Every couple of months I go through this: Everyone is mad at me, nobody likes me, my world is ending kinda feeling.
I had a great weekend with Corey, but now I feel like crap. It started last night, unfortunately in front of Corey. I never wanted him to see that side of me & I'm sorry that he did. He did his best to make me smile & it worked (which is more than I can say for some, they just never cease to piss me off).
There's just lots of stuff going on right now not to mention the stuff that SHOULD be going on thats not. My physiology professor STILL hasn't posted my grade, my FAFSA isn't done, I'm dreading the upcoming semester, someone is talking shit about me on myspace (SO not worth the trouble) AND to top it all of my allergies are bothering the shit out of me. WTF. I just want people to leave me alone for, at very least, the next three days.
I need some mental health time, but unfortunately thats not an option.
I have much to look forward to, too. Good things coming up.
Just allow me these moments of funk.
It'll be over soon.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Welcome 2006!!

Happy New Year!!

Party Pics Here

Don't feel much like blogging today.
Don't feel much like anything today.
It was a long (but fun) weekend.