Thursday, April 29, 2010

Drama Queens

Doesn't it seem like we are in a world full of drama? Twitter updates, Facebook statuses, reality tv ... oh my! We are all guilty of it in some shape or form. I DVR Real Housewives of EVERYWHERE and just finished watching Bad Girls Club and just set my DVR to record the new season of Tori and Dean and Real Housewives of NJ. Why? I can barely stand the drama in my own life let alone complete strangers. Plus hello....I hate people so why did I care about whether there is adequate space on my DVR for all this stuff to record while I was on vacation? Am I a drama junkie? I want to say no but I continue to watch. OMG I seriously just thought ... I wonder when the next season of Keeping up with the Kardashians will start.

Is there hope for me? I don't keep up with celebrity news ... I have NO idea what just went on with Sandra Bullock. Okay okay...I did google about Jon & Kate and I did watch that show so .... I think I'm digging a bigger hole here.

Is it the "trainwreck" mentaility? I just have to look?

Going back to the whole Real Housewives stuff, currently I am watching the Real Housewives of NYC. So far the season is all about Bethany and Jill. I HATE Bethany! Yo Bethany... you're first book SUCKED! I couldn't even finish that BS and believe me I tried so I could send it back to you with all my notes in the margins. Can I get a refund....PLEASE? So again ... why do I watch? I honestly can't even say that its the NYC appeal of the show. Believe me this season has even made fashion shows seem no fun. It's like really this is what you're around and have to deal with when you attend a fashion show during the coveted Fashion Week.

So tv drama is my vice. Some people have smoking and I have trips to Bravotv.com to read these hags blogs. So can I quit? Honestly, I just thought NOOOOO...Tori and Dean just started. The shopoholic in me has given up shopping, can the inner drama queen in me give up Bravo, Oxygen and Style Network? Okay how about all but Tori and Dean? OMG I am out of control.

Also why do I watch America's Next Top Model? Have I ever seen ANY of the winners again? No! Yet give me a marathon on Oxygen or Bravo and I'm glued!

While on vacation, I did watch True Hollywood Story of the Kardashians and one episode of Real Housewives of NYC. So two out of a dozen...not bad right? Okay here is the deal...I was okay with only watching this two things because I knew all my shows were recording at home on the DVR. But guess what.....we unplugged the cable from the tv in case of a storm and hello...no cable hooked to the tv means....no DVR so NOTHING recorded! AHHHH!! I admit I then turned to OnDemand to find some of my shows and have set my DVR to record all the repeats of the episodes I missed so no lesson learned.

My only excuse to this insane addition of mine is that I don't watch network tv but yet I'm hooked on the same sort of crap on cable channels. I'm weak!! I just have to watch. Isn't the first step to over coming an addition...admitting you have one? Where is my meeting? Hello, my name is Shia and I'm a dramaholic! HI SHIA!

Paul always picks on me about these shows. I, of course, have to watch them when he is not home and if I'm watching it when he gets home he promptly says ... why do you watch this garbage you are too smart for this stuff ... you are killing brain cells. Come on who doesn't learn from these shows. Real Housewives of NYC taught me that Jill thinks that there is sugar in diet coke. She once said that she hadn't eaten all day and that she just needs sugar and asked for a diet coke. Hello genius...diet coke doesn't have sugar in it. THAT IS THE WHOLE POINT OF DIET COKE!! Also, come on I learned on Jerseylicious that one of the chicks on there was the first girl in Jersey to successfully mix leopard and cheetah print ... thank you for that luckily I don't know your name ... look maybe there is hope for me. Just a little?

White Girl Fro in the North

Let me just say that I felt like I was on vacation from my hair woes. I only had 3 oz of shampoo, 3 oz of conditioner, 3 oz of Redken spray gel and 3 oz of Biosilk Strate (biosilk ghetto slang for straight) and I got away with using this simple amount. I seriously BARELY used any of the hair product. I wore my hair out of Florida curly (hello had to get up at 5:00 am). After the first wash in NH, my hair air dried and I brushed it out. Yes me and a BRUSH....no straighter first and dare I say....NO FRIZZ!! Usually, if I brush out the white girl fro I end up looking like my mom in the 70s. No offense mom but you had some white girl fro going on. Are you sure you aren't jewish too...HAHAHA! So anyways, I also did a blow out courtesy of a hairdryer supplied at the condo. One day I even did the whole curling my hair with the straightener. Even the day of our departure, washed it, little spray gel, air dry and my hair looked GREAT! Everyday I had a new style with ease because believe me our days consisted of getting up, getting dressed, eating a quick breakfast and out the door for exploring. No time to tame the white girl fro and luckily there wasn't need to. Also, I really felt like the water was cleaner leaving less cruddy build-up and my hair stayed cleaner longer in the process. Why oh why would anyone not want to live in such a hair maintenance free world? What's so great about Florida anyway?

Green Shoes

So Paul bought me some gel inserts for my tennis shoes before vacation. Yes apparently, this is what old people do to gear up for vacation. We get gel insoles. However, when removing my Asics' factory insoles the insole was pretty much super glued in and it ripped out the bottom of my shoe and even with the new insole, it still felt like there was a hole in my shoe when walking. So I had to get new tennis shoes on vacation and we went into a Nike Factory Outlet in Tilton, NH. At this location, Nike had a shoe drop bin to recycle old shoes. So you know me, I was thrilled to recycle my old shoes. Also, Nike took the box that my new shoes came in to recycle that as well. I'm not sure what the other brands are up to but Nike is now down in my book for being so green and face it folks the fact that this program made it to the SMALL outlet store of Tilton, NH shows that Nike is on the ball! (No pun intended) So if you have some old athletic shoes...please recycle...it's as easy as dropping them in a bin! For more information check out Nike's Shoe Recycling website by clicking here.

(Side Note: This was where one of the three Starbucks in the entire state of New Hampshire is located. Sadly, I didn't know that at the time and didn't go to Starbucks!)

Library Day?




This is the public library?!?!

Doesn't it look awesome?? So at least I know I'll still be able to get books on CD in NH and probably some of the original drafts written by Thomas Jefferson all in one stop. Who would be my library buddy though...I will have to find a NH Taller =(

Shia's house?


I'll take it!

This house is probably 120 years old. It sat across the street from the Historical Society which as you can see from the picture below was built in 1890.


Guess who's back?

ME! I'm back from vacation since it's back to the grind! I have TONS of blogs to post and TONS of pictures! Hopefully, I will get them all in by the end of the weekend. I can't wait for you to see them!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Vacation!

Okay followers...I've been pretty nonexistent on this blog for awhile. I've been gearing up at work for vacation and have had no time to devote to the blog.

So tomorrow Paul and I are leaving (on a jet plane) to NH!!! We're staying in a condo which says it has internet but just in case I'm bring a cute black, white and yellow notebook as my blog away from home and I'll fill it up and have tons of posts when I return and PICS!!!!

I'll miss you! See you in a week and a half!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Vacation Woes....

So...we are flying to New Hampshire in less than one week. Paul and I have committed to only bringing one bag and being able to carry it on the airplane. Sounds simple right? HECK NO! Apparently now I will be thrown up against a wall and deemed a terrorist if I bring perfume, hair stuff and or TOOTHPASTE! What has the world come to? I was literally sitting here thinking how can I put all my crap in one quart size bag? Then I had a moment of genius ... hello Paul's bag can hold one quart size bag as well. HOLLA! Well I'm going upstairs to see what I can come up with. Well I think I have done it. I got all my essentials down to the bare minimum and now have a list of stuff that we will have to pick up....hairspray, razors and shaving cream. So as for packing...our 10 day vacation is sort of a trial fun for packing light for our honeymoon to Europe. The condo we are staying in on this trip has a washer/dryer so that helps when thinking of traveling light. This is what my list consisted of last night when I was preparing to pack:
Gray Sweater
3 long sleeve ts
3 3/4 sleeve ts
3 short sleeve ts
1 dress jean
2 casual jeans
1 jean capri
black yoga pants & jacket
undergarments & socks
1 gray tank
2 white tank
fleece jacket (hello it is going to be COLD there)
tennis shoes
casual shoe

Okay well...first I thought about wearing the capri pants to the airport...then I checked the weather there for Saturday and lets just say...now I have one less thing to pack.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Forget Tradition...


I absolutely love this dress and this color!

Writer's Block

So I guess I sort of shot myself in the foot with the last blog entry since then I have had some MAD writer's block! Hopefully soon the wit and wisdom will come back to me but right now I am at a loss for words. I know me...SHIA with nothing to say...well at least nothing nice to say!

However, the NH trip is looming so I will officially be blogless from 4/17-4/28. Great news for the trip though...we are flying...YAY! So I'm hoping to get some good blogs in before then. Bare with me dear followers.
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