Friday, February 27, 2009

funny thing...

So for the most part I've been under the wise assumption that no one reads this blog. But now I know that while there may not be many of you, there at least a few people who do. Case in point: Throughout the past week, while hanging out with people, I've mentioned something along the lines of - "hey guess what? we ordered couches!!!" and numerous people have been like "i saw that on your blog!! that's great!"

so with that being said - comment once in a while so I know you're out there!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

drumroll please...

...we have finally ORDERED COUCHES!!!!!

I know that might not be that exciting for the majority of you but after living here since JULY - about SEVEN months - I'd say they're long overdue. However, Annie's parents offered to buy them for us, so for that I am VERY grateful. They will be delivered in about 1-2 weeks!

She ordered the full size sofa and two chairs - aren't they pretty?

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Statue of Liberty

I was so grateful to have off this past Monday for President's Day, especially since I hadn't been feeling so great on Sunday. Denna decided she wanted to bring the kids up to visit and came up with the idea of going to the Statue of Liberty. I still wasn't feeling 100% but I wasn't about to pass up a day out with those kids. They picked me up and we were on our way. Their older brother Nick even came with them too (he's 20) and goes to Rutgers. Luke, the baby (ok not baby, he's 3) sat on my lap on the ride back to my apartment and before we knew it he was passed out. As I sat there with him sleeping in my arms, I just kind of took in everything and realized how lucky I am to have this family in my life. Here are some pictures from our trip to the Statue of Liberty.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Words of Wisdom

If you don't feel well you probably shouldn't attend an open bar.

I woke up on Sunday and could hardly breathe or talk. The worst part was that i wasn't sure what was from being hungover and what was from this sickness i know i have. I bought some medicine, came home, showered, and literally laid in my bed all day yesterday. Once Annie got back I realized I would really like some sherbet so she drove me to Stop and Shop to get some. I really shouldn't have left the house looking like i did but at that point I really didn't care. I took some nighttime medicine at like 9pm and was passed out shortly after. Today I feel a bit better and i'm so grateful that we have today off because I'm pretty sure I'd have called in sick if it wasn't a national holiday.

Sidenote: Happy 23rd Birthday to one of my best friends in this world, Phil Green (even though I'd be very surprised if he ever read this)

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Another Valentine's Day Memory

So yesterday was Valentine's Day and I couldn't help but think of what I was doing on this day last year. Valentine's Day was on a Thursday last year, and I volunteered at St. John's Soup Kitchen every thursday. Liz goes to school in Maryland and a few of her friends are obsessed with Ingrid Michaelson. She was going to be on Good Morning America so Liz and her friends left Maryland at like 1am to drive to NYC. Since it was Valentine's Day and she was newly single we realized that I should take the train in to the city to meet up with them. This all happened on Wednesday night at about 11pm. So I called out of the Soup Kitchen and took the 5am train from South Orange into NY Penn, met up with Liz and her friends, RAN to GMA, was on tv, and was back in south orange by 11am while Liz and her friends were halfway back to Maryland.

It was the most random but best Valentine's Day ever. Because all you really need is your best friend when it comes down to it.

Friday, February 6, 2009

F my life.

Not really, but this is just another new obsession of mine. There's a website ( and it is HILARIOUS. I could literally read it for hours. Check it out. laugh. post. feel better about your bad day.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Weird Coincidence

I distinctly remember Valentines Day 2007. It was a Wednesday and I had JUST started interning at Coyne. I had only been there about two weeks when a HUGE snowstorm hit. Seton Hall canceled classes but I still went into work. At about 11 or 12, Tom Coyne made an announcement that we could all go home. My roommates and I were all newly single (and bitter about the awful holiday) so I was excited to drive back to school and spend the rest of the day with them. Like I said, I was very new and the commute was still very new. It was snowing BAD and as I got onto Route 80, I was going about 25 miles an hour and could see hardly anything. Somehow, I missed the exit for 280 and continued on 80. It felt like it took FOREVER to get to the next exit, but finally it came. It was the exit for Route 46. I took the exit and pulled into the Wendy's that was right there as I merged onto 46. I remember walking into the Wendy's in my dressy shoes (this was back in the day when I got dressed up for work and CLEARLY before my GPS days..) and I asked the Wendy's guy how to get back to 280. He looked at me like I was an idiot and told me to turn around and get back on 80. I did that, and before I knew it, I recognized where I was. AT WORK. there are no signs to get onto 280 going West so I literally went back to work and turned around. About 2 hours after I had originally left Coyne, I made it back to South Orange. I decided to stop at Burger King and buy lunch for all my roommates, knowing full well that it was snowy and gross and on top of that it was the dreaded Valentine's day.

Now, it's two years later, I'm almost 23, and I've been through a lot of Valentine's days. But that one, in 2007, is still one of my favorites. My roommates were so excited and a day watching funny, UNsappy movies while there was a blizzzard outside was exactly what we all needed.

On a side note, I now pass that Wendy's every day to and from work. I thought I was so lost on that day, in some random town, and now i LIVE here. What a coincidence.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

New obsession(s)

I have become obsessed with this web site: It has almost anything you could ever want. I've been looking for something to hang up in my pretty much bare room. I have a black and white comforter with pink sheets and need something to perk up the room. I found this poster:

I'm not sure if i'll get this color, but it comes in every color. I've decided that i should start to live my life by this motto. It is one out of a series of posters commissioned to be displayed throughout Britain upon the outbreak of World War II.The intention of the poster was to relay a message from King George VI to his subjects, reassuring them that all possible measures were being taken to ensure the defense of the country.

..but obviously it fits well for other situations as well. and if nothing else i feel like if i look at it when i'm having a bad day it will help me remember that things could always be worse.

This website also has some funky jewelry that i want:

Those rings are customizable, they also have a bracelet too! Not too expensive either. Just thought I'd share. =)