Thursday, May 15, 2008


I'll be in Chicago for 5 days next week...from the Wed the 21st til Mon the 26th.

Any suggestions on places to shop/eat/drink?

I'm pretty excited to go to H&M since we don't have one where I live. I went to the Chicago location last time I was there and bought a bag full of really great finds. Hoping to do the same this time.

Soooo...gimme some ideas! =)

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Well, you can't dictate the way, the way I'm gonna feel...No matter what, no matter what I'm forced to see...I'll be the one free of jealousy

I went to Barnes & Nobles yesterday. I was there for almost 4 hours. Yes. FOUR hours. Started off in their Starbucks cafe. Purchased an iced venti vanilla soy latte. Yummy! =) Then I was off to do some reading. The fashion magazines easily take up most of my time. Then it was on to books about Paris. Then to the self-improvement section. I spent more than I would have liked to...but whatever. Here's what I purchased:

Berlitz French Phrase Book & Dictionary
Eyewitness Travel Guides: Paris
The Success Principles: How to get from where you are to where you want to be (By Jack Canfield)
The Modern Girl's Guide to Life (By Jane Buckingham)
Lucky Magazine, May '08

Why I bought these books:

My hubby and I are planning a trip to Paris for this September (maybe October) and I really need to start reading up on the city and learn the language. You have NO IDEA how excited I am for this trip. This is something I have been dreaming of for YEARS. =)

As for the Success Principles book...I have so many different things that I want to accomplish and I need some get off my ass and make it all happen.

The Modern Girl book...well I've been wanting that book for awhile now. =) I'm such a frickin' girlie-girl.

Lucky Magazine is like my little monthly shopping bible. I love that magazine.

Lately I've been finding that I am more-than-ever obsessed with fashion. I always go thru phases with stuff that I'm interested in. But this one has really hit me hard and I just feel like living in the town that I do is just holding me back in some ways. Take for instance a couple weeks ago. I went to a nightclub that is owned by an 80's/90's rockstar. The whole theme of the place is aimed around the type of rock music he played. Okay, now for the fashion part. I had seen a picture of a very fashion forward girl online in her blog and loved the outfit she had on. I decided to recreate the outfit and wear it out that night. Basically the outfit consisted of a white deep v-neck tshirt (untucked), a short blue demin vest (worn open), some longer chain necklaces, a few bangles, a fitted black mini skirt, black tights and black knee-high stiletto boots. The outfit itself was pretty basic with the colors being black and white. The denim vest was definitely from the late 80's, early 90's. I thought it looked good. =) A girl and her boyfriend standing behind me at the bar didn't like my outfit so much and...laughed at me. Mmmmhm. Okay...seriously...WTF? They were standing a matter of INCHES away from me and were looking directly at me (more so my vest) and snickering to each other. %$#@& It seriously took everything in me to not punch them both right then and there. I quickly reminded myself that I was dressing for ME, not to please others. This is my problem with fashion sometimes.'s not with's with the area I live in. If you don't dress like everyone else, you're a weirdo. But who the fuck wants to look like evvvveryone else? I've always been the kind of person who will like a trend, but won't really wear it until the trend has passed a bit. I'll never stop wearing something just because some people think it's out-of-style. If I like it and it fits me and looks good on my body, I'm wearing it for a long time to come. Or I might stash it away and wear it again in a couple years.

I have a feeling I need to live in a place that is more accepting of peoples' individuality.


Monday, May 05, 2008

You've got a lovely way with words. Must be the way you see the world.

Everytime I get home from work, I want to blog about it. BUT, we're not allowed. Apparently there was some chick who had a blog and was all complaining and shit about the place and her coworkers...annnnnnd the owners found out about it...and yep...she was fired. Sooooo...I guess all I'll say is that I love my job (a lot)...but I get more than slightly annoyed with some of the less-than-intelligent people I work with on occasion. And that's all I shall say about that. ;-)

I haven't even been on my Myspace in over two months. Okay, wait...I went to sign onto it two weeks ago, and whattyaknow I forgot my friggin password. So yeah, I woulda broken down and signed on at a month & a half of bein away from that addictive lil site, but like a retard I can't remember the stupid password. Bah humbug.

Still (!!!) haven't found my camera cord. It's making me so crazy. I know it's in this damn house somewhere.

Okay, so here's what I need to work on:
(this is more of a reminder to myself)

  1. Start learning French. Immediately, if not sooner. =) We're supposed to be going to Paris at the end of the year and I think it'd probably be a damn good idea if I knew how to speak the language. (Duh.)
  2. Get my ass back in the gym. I have taken way too much time off from working out and it's time to stop being lazy (!!!)
  3. Finish organizing my closet and build a wall rack thingie for my plethora of necklaces, scarves & belts.
  4. Start cleaning the garage. I have so much damn stuff in there...still in boxes...that I know I don't need and can donate to Goodwill. I really need to get a move on with that project.

Oh yeah...and I watched a really weird movie last night on the Independent Film Channel (IFC). It was called "Crash". Here's the description of the movie on IMDb. I don't think I've ever seen a movie (that wasn't a porn) with so many sex scenes. The whole plot was quite disturbing, but interesting at the same time. Some people really do have some whacked out fetishes, and the one the movie is based around is one I'll never quite understand. To each his own I guess.

Time for me to go do something constructive. Like finishing my closet. But FIRST...a quick run to Starbucks. Mmmmm Mmmmm Good. =)