Saturday, December 29, 2007

While my guitar gently weeps....

So I went out last night and got a little crazy, and it was so much friggin' fun. I went out with the girls and we sort of zoned out all the craptastic people that were surrounding us @ Sea Oaks. You know the people on American Idol that think they can sing well but really are the worst thing ever? Well last night there were dancers like that. I saw a bunch of people I hadn't seen in years, mostly everyones still doing the same old shizz. I was dancing and I hope I don't qualify as a bad dancer for the simple fact that I was drinking and that gives me a handicap. I think I have pretty good rythmn hahaha. BUT the kicker is that Amanda finds out today her boyfriend of 8 years cheated on her so she's going down to Florida for a couple of weeks to stay with Bridget. So crazy. Bridget's husband left for Iraq 2 days ago and she's pretty upset.

Tody my cousins came over for Christmas celebration. We always laugh so much about the funniest things. We are all related and have the same sense of humor about most things hahahaha.

Random thought: I think you can tell a lot about a person by which Beatle they liked the best. I personally like George Harrison the best. He laid-low, was the mastermind behind a lot of the influence from India. He didn't really seem to care for the fame. Molly and I watched Concert For George and it was so friggin' weird because we watched it on the day he died and we didn't even know it. While My Guitar Gently Weeps is such an underrated song. Living In The Material World is an amazing CD as well.

I'm staying in tonight. I was hurting pretty bad this morning. I made Shrimp Feta Orzo for dinner and everyone loved it. I wish this was my life... just relaxing, eating, pondering, daydreaming, having fun ya know... who needs a living.... seriously? I'm hardly ever bored.

My new obsession: The TV show "My First Place". I reallllly love seeing what people pick and real estate seems pretty cool to me all of a sudden. I'm definitaly the fixer-upper type as opposed to the already furnished cookie-cutter styles of most houses.

Agenda for tomorrow? Hmmmm.. I need a memory card for my camera, I'm to lazy to go farther then a 10 mile radius anywhere....


Song of the day: "Give Me Love" - Geroge Harrison and "Love Reign O'er Me" covered by Pearl Jam. Umm... this song is amazing. I have a LOVE for orchestrated rock music. Like Metallica's "No Leaf Clover". AND I love Bob Dylan's "Simple Twist of Fate" with a violin. I think it's the violins. I want them at my wedding, they MOVE me.......hahahaha


Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Day after....

Christmas is Over.....

But it was awesome. We ate a delicious turkey dinner (that I missed in CO on Thanksgiving) then we went to church. We started watching a Christmas Story, then my mom and Dana went to bed. My dad and I watched our house get put up until 1 in the morning on a home video! We habe a Modular so it came on 4 huge trucks and took up the whole street. It was so funny, and I can't believe 10 years ago!

Christmas morning was nice as usual. I sorta went all out with buying things for my family, but they were personal things too. I got Dana candles, A Coach clutch she wanted, shirt, make-up bag, yah know. I splurged and got my mom a Coach wallet and she cried of course. My Dad LOVED his Colorado shirt and funny mug and wool socks, he is easily pleased. My Mom and Dad got me a lot of nice stuff, that always makes me feel guilty for ever being a snot to them, haha. A digital camera (which I will begin posting pics on here) It has settings for underwater, sunsets, landscapes, CANDLES?, FOOD, like woah. I got an Ipod Nano that has video (yeeeessssss), clothes, gift certificates, my dad got me 3 awesome books about hiking and quotes etc...Dana got me cute clothes and a calendar and she has better taste than me so I loved them, movies, CDS, make-up etc..... I don't know how I am getting all this back to Colorado!

The anticipation of Christmas is so extreme that now I am saying What Now? I have consistenly been in pajamas since Christmas Eve and reeeeeally know I should goto the gym, but I am sooo content just being home and lounging around. The only thing motivating me to go is using my Ipod there, haha. New Years is soon, and I am looking forward to it, because we are doing what we did last year, but at my friend Chris's house. All my good friends are going and that is all that matters to me. I like to stay at one place on New Year's Eve because you don't have to worry about driving, etc.... and there are No Worries, which is an ingredient for a crazy night. Basically drinking, eating at his house and eventually, if we make it, seeing the ball drop at midnight... I am hoping to still be standing this year.

I have obsessively started reading "Food Blogs" and love reading what people cook. I don't knwo why but I find it interesting, and you know they actually are cooking and eating them because of the pictures and they comment on the recipe's with a personal feel. My favorite is on called 'Eat Like Me". She posts healthy food and also consolidates a lot of meals which I find myself doing.

I wish I knew exactly what I would be doing next year jobwise. It sucks because I love falling into a routine and right now things are pretty much make or break for me. I have an interview, but who knows how that'll go. Looks like I may go back to serving coffee and food if this doesn't pan out. I miss Colorado and work (weirdly enough), and also my daily indulgences out there.

I need a new hobby. So I think I am going to SERIOUSLY start the guitar when I get back out. I couldn't bring it back here.

I miss my school friends a lot and I wanna go out and see them all before I leave. Turns out, not counting New Years, I only have 2 more weekends here and one is upcoming and my cousins are coming down, which will be fun.

I say gym in 2 hours....just....can't.....get out of pajamas.....

song of the day: The Man In The Long Black Coat - Mark Lanegan - "I'm Not There Soundtrack". (I got it for Christmas and I love most of it. I love this cover. It's haunting and his voice is deep.. I have a thing for deep male voices like that country singer that sings "Firecracker" ahhh) I need to see this movie and find a guy with a deep Jeff Tweedy's cover of "Simple Twist of Fate" almost freakishly sounds like a young Bob Dylan. I need to look this guy up. The version he sings sounds like the time Bob Dylan sang this song with the violin back in the 60's. I love Simple Twist of Fat by Bob. It's on my top 10 without a doubt. I don't know all of Bob Dylan's songs covered on here so I can't compare the covers to the originals which is mostly a good thing. Get it though, especcially if you love Bob.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Christmas really is all around

Hello from New Jersey!

Sooo I'm Home For The Holidaysssss. I'm loving it because it reminds me of my carefree days of not having to worry about money. I get to see my family and friends everyday and that's the best part, (and the rain, I miss rain, I know I'm weird). It's weird when I tell people I moved to Colorado because everyone reacts like "woahhhhhh". So far I've had a pretty fun time being home. I hung out with Kim a lot, clearly and we all hung out a Daryls my first week home. I shopped bought cute things from stores you DO NOT find in Colorado. I do love the outdoors related approach to fashion, but sometimes I need the girly stuff.

Me, Kim, Sonia and their 2 roommates from college Jenna and Dana went to AC. Ummm it was insane. We ate at a delicious Oyster Restaurant even though Jenna & I each only got 1 oyster, THEN we literally went to every place in the Tropicana, ending with a suprising million hours of gamlbing. I befriended an older guy who let me gamble for him and it was so fun because he had like 6,000 dollars, tried giving me some of it and I was drunk and had an oddly shy way of DENYING the money, like what the hell was I thinking. Whatever, this guy was kinda strange in the end, got kicked out of the casino, hahaha. But we danced on stages and went crazy... the only way you can get in AC.

After AC we went out for Amanda's birthday, and I saw a lot of people I hadn't seen in a while. Seriously everything changes in a matter of months. Everyone seems to be growing up, and it's cool we all still remained friends. It was good seeing everyone, even if at Calloways I saw 70% of Pinelands classes 2001 - 2004. Haha

I've been hanging with Dana a lot, because I joined the gym for a month which was a good decision, Dana and I went shooting (targets, duh) with my Dad. I won 50 bucks she got a dollar hahahaha. She has NO MONEY EVER but I didn't either in school. I love her and could easily find myself living with her one day (if she cleans up the house more than she does now)

My mom and dad have been working but we got a chance to get a MASSIVE Christmas tree. IT IS SICK. It is the most beautiful tree we have ever gotten. Dana and I went shopping with my Dad for my mom, which always is funny because my dad only proclaims the whole time that we're getting "Malled and the Mall" (he hates crowds/malls)

I haven't really sat still. I don't go out much but I keep busy every day basically. I know this is probably sooo boring but no one reads it except maybe a few friends hahaha, if even that. I like writing to remind myself of what I've been up to. Sometimes life goes so fast you forget.

I'm so thankful to have a place I can come back to where everybody knows my name..." hahahahaha Christmas is SOOOO SOON. I CANNOT WAIT. I am so excited to see all my cousins too. I love them and miss them.

I have a job interview when I get back for a Media Production Company AN HOUR AWAY (KILL ME)I vowed after Philly never to drive that far again. But desperate times call for desperrate measures in my case.

I'm seeing Walk Hard TONIGHT and I AM SO EXCITED! Jenna from The Office is in it too and the soundtrack is nost. I'm going to see it with my mom I think, but I just read there's a lot of nudity, ahhh my mom may not like that to much hahaha!


I am hoping 2008 will top 2007, even though it's gonna be hard to top. Maybe the country will do some good and elect a president for the rEVOLution, hint hint. Maybe all of Hollywood will discover birth control and stop reproducing offpsring. Maybe I'll find love in the Rocky Mountains and move into a log cabin like I've always wanted. The scary thing is I don't know where I will be living in a year. But fear is what keeps you going, and I am not ready to stay put yet let alone in one state.

2007 is by far my favorite year yet. Graduating, Backpacking, Cross Countrying, Coloradoing, Hiking, Singleing, Loving, Acapulcoing, Wining, Karaokeing, Changing, Dining, Editing, Being sweet...ingggg... haha. I miss my school friends so much. That was a tough transition but they all are of course doing great with life after college.

Merry Christmas. There's something so nice about Christmastime (minus the pushy shoppers).

Peace Love and all that good stuff!!!


Song of the Day: "Quinn The Eskimo" - Various Artists (mostly Bob Dylan's version)

P.S. - Jamie Lynn Spears is pregnant which is horrible and sick. What is this media crazed celebrity slutty ass world coming to?