November 24, 2008
I have never been a huge fan of Thanksgiving. I mean I obviously am a fan of the break (obviously) and eating lots of food (OBVIOUSLY), but I have never really been able to revel in the concept of celebrating the stealing of land and desecration of a whole group of people. Either way. I like the break.
I think if I ever have to make Thanksgiving dinner (which GOD HELP YOU if you are a guest at that table), I would definitely contribute to the Adopt-A-Turkey program. I mean I would certainly still COOK a turkey (and probably burn it)- but I think that saving a turkey's life would definitely help balance out the universe. What the hell, I might even buy two.
I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving!
November 23, 2008
The other day I received a text from Dan that we had received a giant box from my friend (and bridesmaid) Thu in the mail. I quickly ran home to find inside the most BEAUTIFUL (and stylish!) clock EVER with our names and date of engagement engraved inside. It was so incredibly nice of her- but even better was what came next...
I know that you all know that Dan is a HUGE Laker fan, and he did not take their loss to Boston in the Finals last year well at all. Thu is from Boston and was very happy about her city's big win. Inside the box, perfectly wrapped, was a beautiful GREEN T-shirt with a Leprechaun saying "We Beat LA!" I thought it was very nice for Thu to think of Dan and send him his own separate gift. Dan did not think so.
The above picture is of Dan using the new t-shirt to dust our beautiful clock and I would like to send my thanks to Thu for finally getting Dan to dust.
Dan: How about we skip having little girls and just take you to the store so that you can make a doll....since that's really what this is about.
November 22, 2008
But I think I might have pushed myself a little too far on this one.
I have never really been a shoe girl. While other girls have hundreds of shoes...I have chosen to focus my efforts elsewhere (like earrings). Leave it to Oprah to ruin my good sense. Weeks and weeks ago she did a show focusing on Christian Louboutin's shoes and NOW I AM OBSESSED. I recognize that most girls are gasping in shock that I am 24-years-old and have yet to discover this INSPIRED designer, but believe me...I long for the days when I did not want want WANT these shoes.
These shoes are not only beautiful in design, but they all have A RED SOLE! I mean seriously, given my obsession with all things red it is like THESE SHOES ARE MEANT FOR ME. Since I really need a new pair of black pumps for work...I think that dropping $600 on these beauties is totally justified.
Don't you think??????
November 21, 2008
But still fun to look!
November 19, 2008
Today's post is dedicated to the black circles under my eyes from lack of sleep.
Since I was little I have liked things that were soft, but I tragically did not discover my love for all things down until I was in college. While I spread out my flat, drab comforter on my springy, broken bed on the first day in the dorms, I watched in envy while my roommate placed down her feather bed topped with a fully down comforter and down pillows. At first I thought it was a bit excessive...but one day I laid down on her bed and OH MY GOD it was like I was transported into the sky and was sitting on a cloud. I could have fallen asleep right there- and I often did- because it was so wonderful.
Now I own my personal down comforters, pillows, and blankets. Things that I love. Things that make sleep like a baby. Things I NEED TO HAVE TO GET SLEEP. Currently I am sleeping on a king bed with no down. None at at. All because the person I may-or-may-not be sharing a bed with refuses to let me get down things that fit a King bed. My longing for down got so bad that I kept waking up in the middle of the night and crawling into my old bed to get a decent night's sleep. This person who I may-or-may-not live with finally lamented and agreed to let me buy a feather down mattress...but dear God it is not enough. If I don't get a down comforter soon I am going lose my ability to sleep completely.
But a peculiar thing happened when I bought the feather bed that I must share. I got two free feather pillows as well, which I assumed would be MINE since this person I may-or-may-not share a bed with claimed to hate down things. The next thing I know one of my pillows is stolen, and this person claims it is only "fair" to share the nice pillows.
Pretty sure this person also is beginning to realize the joys and wonders of down.
Anyways, as I was laying on my old bed tonight wishing that I could fall asleep in it, I realized that the second thing that definitely makes me happy is down. Hopefully I can become happier soon. And less sleep deprived.
***Editors Note: I have been informed by the person that I may-or-may-not share a bed with that this post seems to imply to an unsuspecting reader (who obviously does not understand my wit or charm) that I do not like sleeping in the same bed as the the person I may-or-may-not share a bed with. I assure my readership, this is not the case. And for my mother, don't worry I am totally sleeping alone.
November 17, 2008
November 13, 2008
And while I'm on the dog topic. I am currently watching the Jennifer Aniston Oprah, and she is prompting her new movie "Marley and Me." This is one of my all time favorite books, and if you love dogs it is a MUST READ (but make sure you have some Kleenex on hand).
Here's the trailor:
November 11, 2008
Dan: Probably not.
Me: Ya, but he's a dog. I mean, wont he be able to sense if he gets too hot?
Dan: Melissa, he chewed through a cord that was electrocuting him and still didn't stop. Plus its the whole boiling frog syndrome.
Me: (Hang-up Phone panicing) TOBY GET AWAY FROM THE HEATER!
November 9, 2008
1. Heartless- Kanye West
2. You Belong With Me - Taylor Swift
3. Kill the Lights - Britney Spears
4. Its A New Day - Will.I.Am
5. Just Dance - Laday GaGa
6. T-Shirt - Shontelle
7. Come on Get Higher- Matt Nathanson
8. Right Here (Departed) - Brandy
9. (Sittin On) The Dock of the Bay- Sara Bareilles
10. Don't Think I Don't Think About It - Darius Rucker
11. You're Not Sorry- Taylor Swift
November 8, 2008
Since the close of the election, I am having problems knowing what to do with myself. I really miss posting Sarah Palin's latest verbal blunder or Obama's current words of wisdom. In order to fill that void (and that massive happiness black hole that is law school and consequently a large part of my life), I have decided to add a new section to this blog entitled "Things That Make Me Happy." I think Oprah would so totally approve.
Since law school has driven me to drinking, the first "Thing That Makes Me Happy" is wine...but not any wine, on no, the wine, the BEST wine, TAPENA SPANISH WINE. This is a big deal for me since I normally drink (and tragically prefer) crap blush wines- but this wine is so amazing it can conquer even my tragically poor taste buds. I know, I know, what you are thinking. "Melissa, if you like such crap wine why would this wine be any good?" That is a fair question...but let me introduce you to my fiance. You could place 5 different wines in front of him and no matter what he will always prefer the most expensive....and even he, loves this wine.
I love this wine for numerous reasons.
First, I love the fork. I don't know why, but the fork really makes me happy. I like it so much it is my pet name for the wine. So much so that I ask waiters for "fork wine" and they look at my like I'm nutty.
Second, the description of the wine on the back of the bottle is BRILLIANT. I mean seriously, just read it posted above-doesn't it make you just want to DRINK THE WORDS? Their creative team deserves a major raise despite the current economic crisis.
Third, the taste is fantastic. The only way I can think of describing it is that it "ignites the taste buds." Not kidding.
Tragically, I have only found this wine at the Albertson's on 59th- which means I rarely get it. But that just makes the moments where I get the wine that much sweeter. Like now, while I sit here blogging and sipping Tapena as I watch Dan swear at the Wii because it wont connect to the intenet.
Ah, this is the life.
November 7, 2008
November 5, 2008
But I am still sad.
In this midst of all this talk about change and reforming our county, last night our country took a GIANT step backward in
It’s a big day for
November 4, 2008
CNN +1 (Note: We considered giving them a -1 because Gergen's hairstylists sucks...but decided against it.)