Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Love this

Just an old article to share with you all. Christina Hendricks, the redhead from Mad Men, wrote an open letter to guys in Esquire a bit a go and I agree with most of it. Check it out here!

day 14: a song from your childhood

This song is the first one I remember dancing and singing around to.
Paula Abdul- Opposites Attract
Baby seems we never ever agree
You like the movies
And I like T.V.
I take things serious
And you take 'em light
I go to bed early
And I party all night
Our friends are sayin'
We ain't gonna last
Cuz I move slowly
And baby I'm fast
I like it quiet
And I love to shout
But when we get together
It just all work out

I take-2 steps forward
I take-2 steps back
We come together
Cuz opposites attract
And you know-it ain't fiction
Just a natural fact
We come together
Cuz opposites attract

Who'd a thought we could be lovers
She makes the bed
And he steals the covers
She likes it neat
And he makes a mess
I take it easy
Baby I get obsessed
She's got the money
And he's always broke
I don't like cigarettes
And I like to smoke
Things in common
Just ain't a one
But when we get together
We have nothin' but fun

I take-2 steps forward
I take-2 steps back
We come together
Cuz opposites attract
And you know-it ain't fiction
Just a natural fact
We come together
Cuz opposites attract

Baby ain't it somethin'
How we lasted this long
You and me
Provin' everyone wrong
Don't think we'll ever
Get our differences patched
Don't really matter
Cuz we're perfectly matched

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

day 13: whatever tickles your fancy

Today I am kicking everyone's butt. I  woke up this morning to an email that made me mad and made me frustrated that a lot of people seem to like to walk all over me and not worry about it. So today, I'm making things happen. Vendors are getting words, friends are getting words, deadbeats are getting words. And I'm standing up for myself.

I'm done with toxic friendships in my life. Why should I put myself out for other people and try to keep a friendship there when they don't feel the need to work on said friendship. So what if that means I will be down 2 "best friends"? How best could they possibly be if they don't know anything going on in my life or even care to attempt to talk to me occasionally. I'm "friend" detoxing... I have enough fabulous people in my life I don't need them too. PLUS that just means less Christmas and Birthday presents for me to buy. Not to mention a wedding I don't have to attend now. Not too exceptionally sad about that. From now on  the only people I'm keeping in my life are the ones that want to make an effort to be part of my life.

Oh, and the blog friends I have here that read this- don't fret you're not someone I'm detoxing out of my life. At least the ones that I know read this blog!

That feels good to get off my chest.

Monday, November 22, 2010

day 12: we want to see your teeth today / post a self-portrait


Okay so my camera adds weird black dots, but here ya go... how I look right this second through the lens of an iPhone. I know it says see your teeth, but I'm pretty sure they have food in them.Oh and you better believe that's a Ralph's bag full of Tim Tams behind me... I'm so ready to TIM TAM SLAM!

If you really want to see them/ see how amazing I looked (and tell me that too haha) at Michele Monteforte (now Bruggerman)'s wedding this weekend I have added another picture for your enjoyment.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

day 11: share your favorite recipe

It's so easy to make, cheap to buy and super yummy... this got me through college.

Pasta Salad:
1 package multi-color rotini
1 can sliced olives
1 can sweet corn 
grape tomatos
Zesty Italian dressing

Make the pasta, combine ingredients, add enough dressing so it's to your liking. Enjoy. SO yum and SO easy. This makes a serious amount of pasta salad, but it's so good you will eat it for days.

So this isn't mine and they use cheese instead of corn (have done that as a mix in before) but this is what it looks like. SO YUM

FYI- I use to make an amazing lemon chicken that I use to mix in; pre veg. days so here's how I did that.
1 Chicken breast
butter
lemon pepper seasoning

put about a tablespoon of butter in a skillet and let it warm. Cut Chicken breast into bit size pieces while still cold. Place in skillet. Add tons of lemon pepper seasoning-pan fry till the chicken is done and golden. SO good. If you don't want to use the butter I've done variations of this with cooking spray as well- still good.

Monday, November 15, 2010

I don't like the pain of the last one- so upbeat now!

I'm a cynical romantic. It's another one of my odd contradictions. I love romantic movies and fairy tale endings, but I don't believe they're real- even though I want them to be. For instance, I know I mentioned earlier that someone I know got married INSANELY quickly. Now from a bit of Facebook evaluation it seems that it might have ended. Here's the thing- deep down I really wanted it to work. I wanted to believe this this romantic, swept away in love gesture could be real. I wanted to see a real-life fairy tale.

Then this morning I checked PostSecret and I saw this postcard.

Oh my gosh, I wanted to email in and be like "I DEMAND AN UPDATE!" For some reason, I needed to know how this was going to work out. My thought process after reading this was, "Oh I hope she says yes!" then it was "he's probably some jerk that treated her bad and so she left and she's finally free and happy". And I was torn. I wondered if she's closed her heart to him, if she is missing him and I felt so very invested in what was going to happen.I didn't know what to hope would happen.

I guess I'm the type of person who wants someone to grab her and dance with her in the rain, but doesn't think it's going to happen. I guess I'm the happy medium. I don't live in a diluted state of mind thinking that Prince Charming will just show up and whisk my off my feet, but I'm also not cynical enough to say fairy tales aren't real and have that self-fulfilling prophecy hanging over my head.
I am lucky though...I have someone who just enjoys talking to me and when I laugh "but my real one" and who when I say things like "this room just makes me want to dance" he grabs me and twirls me around for a bit. But he also is logical, rational and smart... so maybe fairy tales do exist and romantic movies can be true, they're just not as dramatic as they appear.

day 10: a letter to the person you hate most or caused you a lot of pain

None of my friends did this one, but I am going to. It's incredibly refreshing to send it out there and not look back.

Sorry it's vague, but I want to leave it at this:

Dear Person,
I wrote you a letter about this, but I never sent it to you. It's the longest entry I've ever put in my journal. And even though you ruined me initially, you made me grow and learn and become the person I am today. A stronger wiser person than I would have ever been if you had not be in my life- changing it forever. So, now, I can say I forgive you and while I don't thank you for what you did, I am grateful for who I am today.

In conclusion, in the infamous words of Britney Spears, Cause now im Stronger than yesterday...

Michelle

Friday, November 12, 2010

day 9: list some of your favorite tumblrs

So I should be working through the huge pile of work I have, especially since I have about T-4 hours till IT is suppose to take my computer apart and move it to another cube. I still need to do an expense report, have a meeting, write up some process documents and pack up my cube. BLAH! But, I just spent the last 2 days fixing a spreadsheet to find out that I fixed the WRONG VERSION! Kill me. Anyway, I just spent the last 2.5 hours fixing the right version (it goes a lot quicker when you have a handy reference spreadsheet with the right formulas!) So I decided I get a little break :)

So Favorite Tublrs: Yeah I don't have any, but I do have 2 co-workers I like lots with them so they are here:

Pixie Friend
Old Boss Man

Other than that I have nothing... sorry this is so lame. haha

Thursday, November 11, 2010

day 8: a photo of you taken recently

So this was taken about 2 weeks ago... It's from the Halloween party I went to. I was once again being silly and my costume came from my closet basically. The shirt (which I LOVE and WILL wear again) is the only thing I'm wearing I didn't already own.


I was trying to take a picture of me here at work but I remembered that my hair looks bad, I'm not wearing make up, the lighting is bad and my cube is gray and depressing behind me. I even tried messing around in CS5 but yeah it wasn't working out... you'll have to deal with 2 weeks old... stolen from facebook :)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

day 7: a youtube video you find funny

I'm so slow at this... another friend of mine is on Day 21.

Okay a YouTube Video I find funny...



I feel like the whole world has it, but it makes me laugh- the other two aren't actually YouTube videos, but ya these two skits from SNL are always HILARIOUS TO ME!




Knives, Knives...don't have a cow



Oh man I can't stop laughing! "and now we return to an intentional lost episode of the Lawrence Welk show"

Friday, November 5, 2010

day 6: list of what you ate today

Seeing as I have not eaten anything yet today here's yesterday's food: (warning it's boring)

  • banana
  • peanut butter and honey sandwich on potato bread
  • a mini baby ruth bar
  • a few pieces of some snack mix thingy in a car
  • praline and pumpkin pancakes
  • a bite of cheesecake pancakes
  • scrambled eggs
  • hash browns
Can anyone guess where I had dinner last night haha... hmmm so many pancake varieties there... 

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Oh I get it!

So from what I've heard the rally to restore sanity and/or fear was insanely well attended with a lot of amazing "protest signs" here's a few I liked: 
I always thought that "he's just like Hitler" was thrown around too liberally (pun!) I'm glad I'm not the only one that feels that way.

What? The two parties can exist peacfully? I know!

My favorite: the Dinosaur saying "Fact".

It's true.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

day 5: a letter to your crush

 
Dear Chad Crush,

Hi, I just wanted to say that I think you're really cute! Whenever I see you my heart skips a beat. I like that you always make me laugh, even when I'm grumpy and don't want to laugh. Talking to you, even if its about nothing, is the highlight of my day. I love that you don't like mushrooms and will order vegetarian food just so we can share. All romantic songs make me think of you.

You always make me smile.
Love,
Michelle Your Secret Admirer

And in an odd twist of fate- my friend shared this site with me today... so cute!

http://www.letterstocrushes.com/

Monday, November 1, 2010

day 4: a photo of you taken over ten years ago

So I found two (thank you Hayley and your photo memories album) and I'm pretty certain they're both 10+ years ago. Judging from clothes, hair and others in the pictures this first one I think was when I was when I was 16.
 
Can't find me? Here's a close up! Yeah pretty sweet everything there huh? I am just in awe over my shades, shirt (seriously 2 shades of army green with hawaiian flowers running up the sleeve? SO hot) and the HAIR. OH the hair... for some reason I thought I needed curlier hair so I got my butt to the salon and got a perm... blah.

This next gem is cira 1999- I think. Honestly I have no idea I just know I was in high school and that the kid in the blue shirt and hat is 2 yrs older than me so I must have been a freshman or sophomore...
 

Once again I'll provide you with a zoom in (funny thing is I did the "zoom" in Paint because even though I have PhotoShop on my computer (Suite 5!) I have no idea how to use it...
Judging from the hair color and style I believe this picture predates the other. I think I look younger too... So my guesses are as follows: Picture with the pumpkin is my freshman year of high school ( Fall 1998) and the top one is probably Spring 2000. Hayley can probably correct me though :)

Good thing I'm one of those people that are getting better with time huh? WOW

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