October 24, 2012

TP, Champagne and the End of the World.

Here's another episode of random thoughts by Kelly....dun dun dunnnnnn.....

I've already started thinking about Christmas. It's ridiculous. I LOVE giving people gifts. Love it. It's my favorite. But, the money crap puts limits on the gifts I can buy. That frustrates me to no end. Seriously...to no end. I'm still used to being able to spend how much I want on what I want when I want. Blah. Budgeting sucks ass. When the hell am I going to get used to being poor.

Champagne on a beer budget.

Champagne. Mmm. I'm going to Vegas this weekend thanks to my loves, Erik & Charles. They have accumulated a million plus air miles and were wonderful enough to get Amanda & I tickets with some of those miles. Hopefully we didn't put too much of a dent in them. Gah.

First off, I'm so happy to go to Vegas. Who knew??!! The fact that those words escape my lips has me totally confused. Second off, how lucky am I to have such an amazing set of friends. I feel like I don't deserve them and could never repay their kindness. I feel truly loved and blessed. I'm taking them for sushi Saturday night. YAY! Sushi and friends in Vegas. I may not be lucky enough to win lotto but I am one damn lucky lady.

THEN!! I'm going to a brunch that my friend Tami is having. Mimosa's!! YAY AGAIN! Champagne!!  Mmmm! I miss Tami so stinking much. I have seen almost all of my friends from Vegas since I moved but Tami is one I haven't seen. I cannot wait and I know I'm going to cry. But then I'm going to laugh my ass off.

I have eaten so much candy in the past week that I think...for the first time in my life...I'm sick of sugar. Ugh. I've been shooting up and chowing down. I have no self control, I swear. BUT...this is good. I'm sick of it. I hope it lasts. At least until my ass shrinks a few sizes.

Have you ever heard your voice on video or tape? I did. I took some video of the autumn leaves this week. I can't believe that is my voice. It sounds SO different in my head. In my head, I sound deeper and cooler. In real life, I guess, I sound girly and obnoxious. Gag. I never want to hear that shit again.

Another have you...have you ever gotten toilet paper stuck in your jeans? OMG. We buy our TP at Sam's because it's bulk. This makes my weekly grocery shopping a little less annoying. This TP, I think, is too soft. The other day, I'm sitting at work and I rubbed my leg. I felt this bump in my jeans. Frantic, I think it's a bug. Freaking NY has so many creepy crawleys that it's not odd that I would think that.


I go into the bathroom and rip my jeans off like I'm in some sort of scary movie or soft porn. Out falls a tiny little piece of rolled up TP. Really? Are you kidding? A. Where did that come from? and B. Why? Ew.
Now I pay extra attention to the whole wiping chore.

I also think that I want a job that I love. Writing, social media, photography. Something creative. My mind literally dies doing accounting. Blah. I wish I didn't have to work for the money and I could just work for the love of the job. But...if my job was to do these things...would I still love it? Or would it get annoying, frustrating and become like work actually is? I wonder. I also think I should move to South Carolina. Charleston. Now. Before this horrible winter comes. Brrr.

This sentence is just a friendly reminder that the world is supposed to end in 58 days. 58 days. You're welcome. If I only have 58 days left, I sure as shit do not want to be working, on the internetz, paying bills, or doing my hair. Hmph. I want to be having sex, eating all the sushi I can, see everything and NOT buy any of those Christmas presents I've been thinking about.


October 14, 2012

A few of my favorite things - 2012 version.

Close to the end of each year, I make a list of my favorite things.  Some things have changed year to year and other things have remained the same. Kind of like me. 

1.  Abe and Amanda.  My best friends.  The loves of my life.  The only reasons I wake up each morning. Still....and always.

2.  iPad.  Yep.  I'm a geek.  This little sucker has been my social media fort, my photography source, my portable DJ, my shopping trips, my game night, my library and my source of knowledge.

3.  Apple Cider Donuts.  Oh. My. Goodness.  Only in October are these little gems the shit.  So yummy delicious.  It's like all the fabu things of Autumn right in your mouth.  Yum.  You can get these almost anywhere in the Hudson Valley at this time of year.

4.  My Vintage Rings.  My dad bought me a $15 vintage ring in New Paltz last year for Christmas.  It's teal with a purple swallow on it.  I loved it so much....and then I lost it.  Amanda bought me another one for my birthday.  I was happy again.  Then she surprised me with another.  This one is blue with an anchor because I'm a Sahler.  Now I have two vintage rings and love them both.

5.  Hard Rolls with Butter.  This is my every morning breakfast when I go to work. I've already mentioned this in a previous blog but that's ok. I probably am crying out for intervention. I'm totally addicted in the same way I'm addicted to Oreos, Sour Octopi and Chocolate Cookies.  Yum.  I probably should just paste a buttered hard roll on each ass cheek because that's where they are ending up.  *sigh*

6.  My Great Gatsby bag.  I love this bag and this, too, is my every morning I go to work bag.  I got it at Barnes and Noble for like $3 or something.  Cheap and fabulous.

7.  Timmy.  Abe wanted a new kitty.  I'm a sucker for any pet so off Abe went to get one.  He found Timmy and immediately fell in love.  We kept the name the shelter gave him. I think it fits him and every time I say his name, I sound like Southpark. This makes me giggle. It's obviously apparent that we cannot have a normal pet because Timmy is as quirky as the rest.  But...he sleeps with me every night and makes me smile.

8.  Main Street Bistro.   This place is amazing. Our favorite place for breakfast. Just as cool, quirky & eclectic as New Paltz is BUT serving up delish food. The wait line is always outrageous. once seated you get random napkins thrown on the table with zero flair. You are sitting so close to the other patrons that you suddenly have a new family. ita loud, busy, casual, real and definitely worth it. I give Main Street two thumbs up.

9.  Revlon ColorStay Liquid Eye Pen.  I won't use anything else.  I've always been a 'dramatic cat-eye' girl that hates liquid eyeliner.  Ladies...you know the drill.  The liquid ends up all over your face and  you end up looking like you're either shit faced drunk or starring in yet another remake of 'The Grudge'.  This pen is amazing.  The liquid effects with a precise pencil line.  Love!

10.  Yankee Candle.  I'm certainly not an addict but I love that there is a smell for every season or holiday.  I spent September smelling 'Vineyards'. I'm spending October smelling 'Witches Brew' and I'll spend November smelling 'Autumn Wreath'.  Yum.