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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Funky Fresh Sr. Choir

This is the funniest thing that I have seen!!! I totally want to book them! My favorite is the last song...when they are taking off the robes...this is classic.

I also watched Chelsea Lately for the first time tonight...hilarious!

Monday, February 23, 2009


Random thoughts that passed through my head today:
  1. Why do people believe that it is ok to throw garbage out of the window while they are it's not ok-don't pollute people.
  2. Why do people not know how to drive and talk on a cell phone...ok I know that there is plenty of research out there pointing to the fact that it really hinders driving, but if you can't handle it then do not do it. Do not drive 30 in a 45 in the left lane mind you!!!
  3. Why do people believe that it is acceptable to floss or cut your nails at your desk at work- it's not and that is uber gross.
  4. When will it be Spring?
  5. why do I still live in Illinois?
  6. I can't wait till Mary comes home...I miss her like crazy!!!
  7. Is it 4:30 yet?
  8. Is it Wednesday yet...Larry and Lost...yippy!!!
Ok that about sums it up. Well, besides for my search for a health club. I'm trying to decide if I want to stick with the Lisle PD or if I want to move onto bigger and better things. I do like the Lisle PD- it's small, to the point, in walking distance from my condo, and normally not too crowded, and cheap! it's also: too small so there is not alot of machines or variety. When people actually do show up, I'm waiting for the one of 3 treadmills. I guess you get what you pay for right?

I was thinking about maybe joining Edwards. It's still close to me- I could ride my bike there in warmer weather. It is nice and big, and has plenty of machines and a variety of them. I went and checked it out today, they have some of my favorite machines that I have been missing.

There is a $120 enrollment fee which is 60% off of their normal fee, and then $67 a month. I think that is alot...granted, I have never actually had to pay for my own membership to a gym thanks to my parents and the kindness of others. Maybe if I actually paid for it myself and saw the money that they are taking from me on a monthly basis, I would be more motivated to make sure I get my full dollars worth.

I went around 5 and it was not too crowded, which is good. Being that it is huge and nicely spread out, I doubt that it ever feels crowded in there...the parking lot was completely filled though. So I was surprised that it didn't feel crowded.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Bored Survey

This is taken from Lizzie:

1. Do you like blue cheese? No, not at all.
2. Have you ever smoked heroin? No, I’m not into it…hahaha.
3. Do you own a gun? No, I don’t believe in guns- there is just no need for them.
4. What flavor do you add to your drink at Starbucks? Sugar Free Caramel
5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments? Not really, unless it is a dentist appointment; the dentist is scary (I guess Lizzie and I feel the same about the dentist)!
6. What do you think of hot dogs? I don’t really eat them…
7. Favorite Christmas movie? Elf, it is hilarious. I can watch it 1000 times and still laugh nonstop.
8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? A skinny caramel latte
9. Can you do pushups? The girlie ones…
10. What's your favorite piece of jewelry? My big obnoxious black beads from Banana Republic- they rock!
11. Favorite hobby? I have lots…favorite though- scrapbooking!
12. Do you have A.D.D? No and there is no such thing as ADD it is ADHD since 1985..check the DSM V.
13. What's one trait you hate about yourself? I tend to believe that the world revolves around me…that and I’m a shopaholic.
14. Middle name? I don’t have one.
15. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment: It’s only 11- too many hours of work left. Why do people keep calling me- it’s Friday can’t this wait till Monday, and I love this song.
16. Name 3 things you bought yesterday? Let’s see 2 coffees and that is it.
17. Name 3 things you drink daily: Espresso, milk, and water.
18. Current worry? I don’t ever really worry about anything.
19. Current Dislike? The freezing butt cold weather…when will it be summer?
20. How did you bring in the New Year? I went to the Hilton party in the City with Larry, Pete, Dave, Tiffany, and some other people, I managed to get so drunk before the New Year, that Larry had to hold me up to make it back to the room safely…I may have been passed out by the time 09 actually came! Oops…
21. Where would you like to go? Hawaii, Fiji, really anywhere warm and tropical.
22. Name three people who will complete this? Not sure…I got this from Lizzie- I never thought that I would fill it out. Guess I’m really bored at work.
23. Do you own slippers? Yes
24. What shirt are you wearing? 3 layers…one gray tank, one blue tank, and one brown long sleeve shirt.
25. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? Can’t say I ever have, so I wouldn’t know.
26. Favorite color? Purple and brown…I’m over pink. Don’t get me wrong, I still love it- but not my favorite anymore!
27. Could you be a pirate? Sure why not…I love saying arg…I’d fit right in.
28. What songs do you sing in the shower? I don’t think I do.
29. Favorite food? Sea food, sweet potatoes, and raw spinach.
30. What's in your pocket right now? My iPod
31. Last thing that made you laugh? Jenny talking to me.
32. Favorite sheets? I like all of my sheets…they are all pretty, and a nice soft cotton.
33. Worst injury you have ever had? Surprisingly, I’ve only sprained my right ankle multiple times (8 I think).
34. Do you love where you live? Somewhat…I love my condo- not so much the building though- the teal carpet is yucky. Also, my kitchen (poor left eye) needs some improvement. But I do love the rest of it!!!
35. How many TVs do you have in your house?
36. Who is your loudest friend? I’d say Kristin.
37. How many dogs do you have? Does a stuffed animal doggie count?
38. Does someone have a crush on you? I think so!
39. What is your favorite book(s)? This could be a very long list so I’ll make it short…of all times, the Jungle by Upton Sinclair. Current favs…My Horizontal Life My Chelsea Handler…hilarious! And I’m a nerd girl who loves the Twilight Saga books.
40. What is your favorite candy? Again this could be another really long list- I’ll go with laffy taffy. Milk dudes (thanks to Larry), any dark chocolate, and peach gummy rings.
41. Favorite Sports Team? I like the Cubs and any the woman’s US Soccer team, and Palermo’s Soccer Team.
42. What songs do you want sung at your funeral? How morbid…haven’t thought about that.
43. What were you doing 12 AM last night? Pulling myself away from my book so that I could go to sleep.
44. What was the first thing you thought of when you woke this morning? Damn, its morning already…boo berries…oh crap I need to pee.
45. Favorite place to be? On vacation!
46. Biggest accomplishment? Graduating with a double major in 4 years and buying a condo at age 23. Must thank my dad for helping me…couldn’t do it without him.
47. What do you miss from you past: Summer in Sicily, all my girlfriends being in the same place, high school dances, college: writing research papers…I’m a nerd, being a beta, living in room 6 (6 girls in one room…craziness), thinking that walking around in a tank top in the middle of winter is normal and acceptable, naps, listening to Christie talk about the Tiki man…hahaha, wearing cute pi phi shirts, high school reunions we’d have at college, old friends that I don’t get to see very often, playing soccer, Saturday and Sunday mornings with my sisters…we would all go into my sister’ s room and goof around…it was so silly and fun, summer break, Mary sleeping over 3 days in a row, going to Florida all the time, crazy adventures…ie expressway boys, going clubbing every weekend (idk if I could handle that anymore), not feeling guilty for sleeping in, hopping on plans without telling my family, ACIC- ok I think that pretty much sums it up.
48. What's coming up that you're excited about: Mary and Joel coming home next weekend!
49. What are you listening to right now: My iPod- Give it to Madonna.
50: Prized possessions: Family, friends, and my scrapbooks.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Quote of the Day

"What Washington needs is adult supervision."
Barack Obama

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


I went to La Petite Sweet in Westmont today to get some cupcakes to share with my family...we all had dinner together at my parent's house. Not only do they look pretty, but they also tasted really good. The frosting is a butter cream and was delightful.

The shop is really cute too. I love the dark wood tables.

If your in downtown Westmont, I would suggest stopping on by. The lattes are pretty yummy as well.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Horizontal Life

I just finished reading this book today and it was so hilarious. It is all about Chelsea Handler's sexual encounters and one night stands. It starts off with her walking in on her parents roll playing as a bet from her sibling. Her relationships with random men who have animal names such as Turtle, Chicken, and Roster...her escapades with black men . Her crazy drunkenness, which normally leads to her random sex, along with the many drugs she took. And then there was Nugget- the midget. I laughed out loud so many times while reading it. I love her way of escaping out of one night stands...saying she needs to get something from her car. Good thing she was smart and always insisted on having her car. My favorite was her cruise- where she slept with a 19 year old- she was 26.

Her writing style is brilliant, causal and sarcastic. It is an easy read, and very entertaining! I would recommend reading it!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Afternoon Venting

Today during lunch we had a chiropractic dr come talk to us. I learned that:
$501,000,000 is spent on Heart Disease per Day in the USA alone
$430,000,000 for cancer
$337,000,000 for digestive problems
$320,000,000 for obesity
$273,000, 000 for diabetes and
$118, 000, 000 for arthritis
Holy Crap!!!! All that money spent and we are still pretty much the worst in the western world when it comes to health care…that is so sad and depressing.
Besides the fact that this man was very intense, and sort of creepy- gave me the vibe of a chiro gone preacher, trying to overpower the world in a cult like fashion- he did say something that I really believe…people in this country are gullible. He referred to it as the “problem/pill/lotion.” A pill or lotion will not fix you…it’s only going to cover up the problem. There are so many commercial about taking magical drugs that will solve all your problems…granted some medications are necessary and will help- but the lotion that will make your fat rolls disappear? Come on! Or diet pills in general- NO…they will work for quick short term maybe- but in the long run, you’re only hurting yourself more.
Alright my venting is done!

Two Glasses of Wine

Two Glasses of Wine
When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 glasses of wine...A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls.He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar.He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls.He then asked the students again if the jar was full.They agreed it was.The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar.Of course, the sand filled up everything else He asked once more if the jar was full.The students responded with a unanimous "yes."The professor then produced two glasses of wine from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed."Now," said the professor, as the laughter subsided, "I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things; your family, your children, your health, your friends, and your favorite passions; things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house, and your car. The sand is everything else; the small stuff.If you put the sand into the jar first, he continued, there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls.The same goes for life: If you spend all your time and energy on the small Stuff.Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.Play with your children. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your partner out to dinner. Play another 18 holes. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal. Take care of the golf balls first; the Things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand."
One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the wine represented.The professor smiled. "I'm glad you asked. It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of glasses of wine with a friend."

I got this as a forward, but I wanted to share. We could all use a little pick me up once in a while. Right now, there is pain and struggle affecting some of my loved ones. I wish that I had answers for them and that I could say the right thing to make it all better, to make their pain go away. Too bad that is not how the real world works. I just hope that they know I’m here for them and that I love and care for them. And…if they ever need a drink or two…I’m in!
Not only for them, but for all of us; our Country is in a “great recession.” People are losing their homes, jobs, and life savings in a matter of minutes. At a time like this, it can be hard to see the good. To remember to look at the big picture, to have faith that tomorrow will be better.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Wii Fit

I am the happy owner of the Wii Fit and I love it!!! I have been playing with it since the moment that I got it. I must say that the Wii in general is just an awesome toy. Rock Band rocks my world too.
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