Monday, February 28, 2011


Apparently this has been floating around blog-land, I saw Meagan fill it out and thought...hey, what the heck!  

A: Age: 29 (or 70 days to 30!!!)

B: Bed size: queen.  I love my bed.  It's one of the old school sleep number beds.  I loves me a soft squishy bed!

C. Chore you hate:  Dusting.  It makes me sneezy. 

D. Dogs: Not yet.  Someday!

E. Essential start to your day: check the phone.  COFFEE. 
F. Favorite color: Pink and purple, but really all jewel tones are favorites. (I'm going to have to 100% agree with Meag here.)

G. Gold or silver: White gold. 

H: Height: 5'1 ... I'm a short-tay. 

I: Instruments that you can play:  I played the flute for seven years.  It's been a while though.

J: Job title: Marketing Associate

K: Kids: Not yet.  But my friends are having babies!  Yay babies!

L: Live: in the CT. 

M: Mom’s name: Mary Frances

N: Nicknames: Kate, Katie B, Tink, Tinkerbell, Goob

O: Overnight hospital stays: just once, I survived the Merrimack Plague of 2000 by spending the night hooked up to an IV in the ER

P: Pet peeve: Eejits

Q: Quote from a movie: well technically it's a play... "Beatrice: But I beseech your Grace to pardon me; for I was born to speak all mirth and no matter.
Don Pedro: Your silence most offends me, and to be merry best becomes you; for, out of question, you were born in a merry hour.
Beatrice: No, sure, my lord, my mother cried; but then there was a star danced, and under that was I born..."
R: Righty or lefty: Righty

S: Siblings: One biological sister.  and a few soul sisters.  

my sea-star

T: Time you wake up: mornings are not my favorite things.  I hit the snooze as much as humanly possible. 

U: Underwear: whatever strikes my fancy that day...that is clean and matches my outfit.  yes I match my underwear to my outfit. 

V: Vegetables you dislike: spinach...and it dislikes me too. 

W: What makes you run late: let's blame my Irish heritage.  my internal clock runs on "Irish time"

 X: X-rays: I broke my arm when I was sevenish falling off the monkey bars camping in VT

Y: Yummy food you make: I make lots of yummy food.  I do have to admit the chocolate chip pumpkin bread was NOM. 

Z: Zoo favorite animal:  I don't remember ever going to a zoo.  I do love the penguins at the aquarium though! 

and since Jessica hates posts without pictures, and the boyfriend asked if I blogged about him (I totally will, don't you worry)
Brooklyn Bridge Ya'll

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

30x30: Part 1

So it's officially 76 days until my 30th birthday!  That means it's time for the first installment of the 30 Things Every Woman Should Have and Should Know by the time She’s 30 series.  (Henceforth to be known as 30x30 cause that's way to much to write out every. time.)

I posted the list here in case you want to see it again. goes!

By 30, you should HAVE:
1.  One old boyfriend you can imagine going back to and one who reminds you of how far you’ve come.
CHECK!  Well I have old boyfriends…and there is a reason most of them are old boyfriends.  And some it was simply not the right time.  But let’s just say I’m extremely happy where I am now and leave this one at that. 

2.  A decent piece of furniture not previously owned by anyone else in your family.
CHECK!  I bought a couch about four years ago when I moved into my second apt.  I love my big blue couch!  
I also bought a brand new headboard and foot-board this summer, and I've bought a plethora of littler odds and ends for the house.  So I've got this one covered!

3.  Something perfect to wear if the employer or man of your dreams wants to see you in an hour.
CHECK!  I have a fabulous blue tweed suit that I absolutely love.  It’s professional and yet young enough that I can wear it and look fresh instead of frumpy.  I also have great jeans, cute tops and a little black dress.  
Three down, twenty-seven to go! ☺

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

30 by 30

This article came to my attention last year and really struck a chord (especially since I'll be 30 in just about 83 days).  So for the next few months I'm going to be going through this list of 30 things every woman should have or know by the time she's 30.  

30 Things Every Woman Should Have and Should Know by the time She’s 30
By Pamela Redmond Satran

By 30, you should have:

  1. One old boyfriend you can imagine going back to and one who reminds you of how far you’ve come.
  2. A decent piece of furniture not previously owned by anyone else in your family.
  3. Something perfect to wear if the employer or man of your dreams wants to see you in an hour.
  4. A purse, a suitcase and an umbrella you’re not ashamed to be seen carrying.
  5. A youth you’re content to move beyond.
  6. A past juicy enough that you’re looking forward to retelling it in your old age.
  7. The realization that you are actually going to have an old age—and some money set aside to help fund it.
  8. An e-mail address, a voice mailbox and a bank account—all of which nobody has access to but you.
  9. A résumé that is not even the slightest bit padded.
  10. One friend who always makes you laugh and one who lets you cry.
  11. A set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill and a black lace bra.
  12. Something ridiculously expensive that you bought for yourself, just because you deserve it.
  13. The belief that you deserve it.
  14. A skin-care regimen, an exercise routine and a plan for dealing with those few other facets of life that don’t get better after 30.
  15. A solid start on a satisfying career, a satisfying relationship and all those other facets of life that do get better.

By 30, you should know:

  1. How to fall in love without losing yourself.
  2. How you feel about having kids.
  3. How to quit a job, break up with a man and confront a friend without ruining the friendship.
  4. When to try harder and when to walk away.
  5. How to kiss in a way that communicates perfectly what you would and wouldn’t like to happen next.
  6. The names of: the secretary of state, your great-grandmother and the best tailor in town.
  7. How to live alone, even if you don’t like to.
  8. How to take control of your own birthday.
  9. That you can’t change the length of your calves, the width of your hips or the nature of your parents.
  10. That your childhood may not have been perfect, but it’s over.
  11. What you would and wouldn’t do for money or love.
  12. That nobody gets away with smoking, drinking, doing drugs or not flossing for very long.
  13. Who you can trust, who you can’t and why you shouldn’t take it personally.
  14. Not to apologize for something that isn’t your fault.
  15. Why they say life begins at 30.
and because Jessica hates posts without pictures... 

presents from my Valentine ♥

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Accent Vlog!

This is something I saw on Her Posh Palate and thought I'd try out for myself. 

Here's the list if you want to try it out for yourself!  

The Accent Vlog: Aunt, Route, Wash, Oil, Theater, Iron, Salmon, Caramel, Fire, Water, Sure, Data, Ruin, Crayon, Toilet, New Orleans, Pecan, Both, Again, Probably, Spitting image, Alabama, Lawyer, Coupon, Mayonnaise, Syrup, Pajamas, Caught
  • What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
  • What is the bug that when you touch it, it curls into a ball?
  • What is the bubbly carbonated drink called?
  • What do you call gym shoes?
  • What do you say to address a group of people?
  • What do you call the kind of spider that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs?
  • What do you call your grandparents?
  • What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?
  • What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?
  • What is the thing you change the TV channel with?