Monthly Archives: November 2011

You Know You’re From New York When…



Hey lovelies 🙂

I’ve seen this circulating around the blog world (for various states etc), so I thought it would be fun to find one from the state that I’m from….New York 🙂

You say “the city” and expect everyone to know that this means Manhattan.
You have never been to the Statue of Liberty or the Empire State Building.
Hookers and the homeless are invisible.
The subway makes sense.
You believe that being able to swear at people in their own language makes you multi-lingual.
You’ve considered stabbing someone just for saying “The Big Apple”.
The most frequently used part of your car is the horn.
You consider Westchester “upstate”.
You see nothing odd about the speed of an auctioneer’s speaking.
You’re paying $1,200 for a studio the size of a walk-in closet and you think it’s a “steal.”
You’ve been to New Jersey twice and got hopelessly lost both times.
You pay more each month to park your car than most people in the U.S. pay in rent.
You haven’t seen more than twelve stars in the night sky since you went away to camp as a kid.
You go to dinner at 9 and head out to the clubs when most Americans are heading to bed.
Your closet is filled with black clothes.
You haven’t heard the sound of true absolute silence since the 80s, and when you did, it terrified you.
You pay $5 without blinking for a beer that cost the bar 28 cents.
You take fashion seriously.
Being truly alone makes you nervous.
You have 27 different menus next to your telephone.
Going to Brooklyn is considered a “road trip.”
America west of the Hudson is still theoretical to you.
You’ve gotten jaywalking down to an art form.
You take a taxi to get to your health club to exercise.
Your idea of personal space is no one actually standing on your toes.
$50 worth of groceries fit in one paper bag.
You don’t notice sirens anymore.
You live in a building with a larger population than most American towns.
You’re suspicious of strangers who are actually nice to you.
You secretly envy cabbies for their driving skills.
You think $7.00 to cross a bridge is a fair price.
Your door has more than three locks.
You consider eye contact an act of overt aggression.
You’re 35 years old and don’t have a driver’s license.
You ride in a subway car with no air conditioning just because there are seats available.


Okay, some of these are kinda lame…and not true for me considering I don’t live in NYC, BUT, I’m leaving them up here because they are so damn true!! 🙂


2 on Tuesday!


Good Morning and Happy Tuesday!

The lovely author of a new blog (to me!) that I’ve been reading does a little thing called 2 on Tuesday, which I think is a fabulous and fun idea!



This week is all about pet peeves, so here we go…

1.  One of my major pet peeves is when there are two lanes of traffic, one being a regular straight on lane, the other being a right turn only.  The straight on lane goes directly onto a bridge (which everyone wants to cross during rush hour), whereas the right turn lane is much less used.  My FAVORITE thing is when drivers think they are too good to wait in the loooong line of traffic in the lane getting onto the bridge, so they zoom past you in the right lane and as all the rest of us poor souls are waiting our turn, they flip on their left hand signal to scoot into the lane boarding the bridge, therefore passing a buttload of cars in the process.  Their own personal way of giving us all the finger and being just too impatient to wait their turn.  This bugs me to no end.  Who are you to get to cut the line!? Grrr.

2.  People that talk and carry on in the movie theater (mostly teenagers).  It pisses me off.  Just be quiet!

Whew, now that that’s off my chest! 😉

Have a good rest of your day!

Just a little something


Hi readers!  I used to LOVE Myspace surveys back in the day (and even some Facebook ones!) and this definitely reminded me of those days.  So for nostalgia’s sake…

Guilty Pleasure? Food blogs duhhh! 😉 Also lots of reality-but-not-nasty TV (think: Toddlers and Tiaras, I Used to be Fat, True Life, Chelsea Settles, Jersey Shore (okay, this last one is debatable))

I can’t travel without? A sweater/jacket, my cell phone (fully charged), Burt’s Bees lip balm, keys, ID and a credit/debit card

Recent Splurge? Some fall clothing from Old Navy (boots, sweaters, jeans etc.) but nothing crazy…this gal’s broke!

My go-to flower? Gerbera daisies!  I want them in my wedding bouquet!

In bulk, I buy? Protein bars (Luna, Luna Protein, Clif, Balance bars), toilet paper & paper towels, Brita water filter refills!

I sleep on?  A hand-me-down queen sized bed from my mama…I hope an upgrade comes sooner rather than later, but I’m just thankful to have a bed!

Comfort Food? Macaroni and cheese (Kraft or Annie’s), ICE CREAM (!!), a nice big bowl of penne a la vodka

For Breakfast? Usually either a combination of Chobani/fruit or Chobani/and some sort of carb or toast/waffles with nut butter and maybe an egg thrown in there

For Dinner? Pasta with chicken sausage or with veggies, soup and egg sandwich, frozen dishes (Trader Joes FTW!) etc.

Love/hate relationship with? Online shopping…so risky yet so worth it!

Can’t Stop Watching? 19 Kids and Counting, Chelsea Settles, Jersey Shore, Modern Family, Revenge, Say Yes to the Dress (!), Sister Wives, Bridezillas, Breaking Bad (go watch it now!)

Best online shopping find? My Old Navy boots were such a steal at $27 (plus free shipping!) due to sales and a coupon! 🙂

Dreaming about? My wedding, my honeymoon, my future!

Crushing on? My fiance!

Every girl should have? A few outfits that make you just feel good (a great fitting pair of jeans, cute heels, flowy tops)

My style in five words? Cute. Comfy. Cozy. Love. FallColors (cheat!).

I love wearing? Leggings and tall boots, cute and comfy jeans with a T-shirt and sneaks!

Dream Job? The million dollar question!  Right now to be an academic advisor for a college