Sunday, November 25, 2007

Worst. Game. Ever.

OMG this Pats game is the worst ever. WTF is going on?? and what's up with the bullshit pass interference call on Randy Moss when he caught that touchdown. Even Madden didn't see that it was pass interference. Then they missed the extra point. Fantastic. Then on a 4th down they try to pass and don't convert. why can't anyone catch the ball tonight either? UGH this sucks.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

I love thanksgiving... until I feel like a whale after consuming 2000 calories in one meal... But that's not going to stop me today, I can just run tomorrow :)

I'm watching the Macy's thankgiving day parade. Cheesy I know, but I've always watched it and I feel like I can't break that tradition now. My boyfriend wants to shoot himself in the head watching this shit. My parents wouldn't let me play my Christmas records (yes really records) until I saw santa at the end of this parade because that was the "official" beginning of the Christmas season. I'm sure it was just a way for them to keep their sanity because otherwise I would have had the sesame street christmas album playing 24/7 all year round. I would sit there the whole parade just waiting for santa. I don't think I paid any attention to the rest of the parade.

Then there is the football on thanksgiving. I don't really get why Dallas and the Lions always get the tday game. I think it should be the Patriots, but maybe I'm biased. My hometown has the oldest high school football rivalry in the country which I think it pretty cool. When I was in high school it was such a huge deal and the powder puff the day before was such a big deal. Funny.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Clothing Snob

I admit it. I'm a clothing snob.

I didn't grow up rich, and I'm not rich now - but I just cannot stand cheap clothes. I grew up in a normal suburb of Boston in a middle class family and now I have a decent job, I don't make a crazy salary. But I have a thing for really nice handbags, shoes, jeans. I like nice cashmere, leather, etc. Hey I don't have kids, so I might as well enjoy it while I can.

I can't afford super expensive designer clothes, but I can afford many of their ready-to-wear stuff at Bloomingdales, Nordstrom’s, Barney's, etc. I mostly shop at these stores now so I expect my shoes and handbags to be of a certain quality. And have high expectations for my clothes as well.

I went to a regular mall today (one that doesn't contain a Neiman's, Barneys, Bloomie's, Nordstrom's, or Saks) and I couldn't shop! I wanted to shop, but I hated everything. Clothes were cheap - the fabrics didn't feel good on most things. In Banana Republic they did have really nice feeling cashmere sweaters, but they were almost $200 - Bloomingdales and JCrew have equally as nice cashmere for $99. Unfortunately for me JCrew only had turtleneck cashmere sweaters and I wanted vneck. Handbags at multiple stores were horrible feeling fake leather. The Macy's was so jam-packed with shit I couldn't even bother to pick through the racks to try to find things.

When I go into stores like Theory they have limited stuff on the racks. It can look a little sparse sometimes, but I have now realized I like this more. I can actually *see* the clothes, I can pick through the rack. The clothes are unwrinkled and hanging nicely. And it must do something for shoppers, because I almost always end up purchasing items at Theory.

Then I go into these regular stores and they have racks and racks PACKED with clothes. So packed I can't even move items to look at them. And it's also clear they have been shipped in boxes so tightly packed they are all wrinkled. It's not very appealing to look at potential clothes I may buy and they are a complete mess of wrinkles. I don't recall ever buying wrinkly clothes from Bloomingdale's or Barney's - everything I have bought there I could wear right away - except maybe pants that I need tailored because pants are now made for amazon height women, and I’m on the shorter side. Wouldn’t the clothes be more appealing if they were neatly pressed – like dress pants, or silk / satin shirts? Even stores that are more upscale like Ann Taylor LOFT has these really wrinkled clothes. If I am paying $70+ for a pair of pants, can't they quickly steam them or something?? I mean seriously!

Plus the other issue with buying something at one of these stores that have the clothes packed in and wrinkled: everyone has them. If you wear for example a shirt you notice at least 10 other people wearing the same thing. I like to think my outfits are a bit more original. Not that these stores don’t have some things that look cute, they do, but it often falls apart so quickly it’s not worth buying. I once bought a cute shirt at Target, I wore it once then washed it and basically it was ruined. It looked like I had washed it 50 times. Stuff I have bought that is more expensive lasts wash after wash without looking old.

I would rather have fewer items that are really high quality, then 100 cheap items. I know not everyone can do this. Many people don't have enough money to shop the way I do, and I know having kids impacts that a lot. But for now.. I will enjoy my designer shopping. but it’s disappointing to spend 2 hours at a mall and be unable to find anything I liked. Like I said I admit it, I'm a clothing snob.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Pretty in Pink

Who doesn't love a little pink every now and then?

These Christian Louboutin's are just perfect! They could look great with a little black dress. Hmmm I need to get invited to some holiday parties so I can go shoe shopping!

Man, I love the Patriots!

Randy Moss is just amazing. An article I read on this year said that it "appears that Moss is playing against holograms, the ball goes through them and he catches it". It's totally amazing. Tom Brady just throws it up there and he gets it.

And the Celtics are doing better than they have in years... It's a really good year to be a Bostonian!

Now I really need my fantasy team to win this week, last week was the Pats bye week and I lost horribly, all my backups sucked.

go Pats!!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

I love this!

A friend of mine added this to my Facebook page. It's so funny! I love it.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Gucci Resort Collection

I love these new Gucci shoes from their Resort Collection. Maybe I need to go someplace warm so I can wear them - it's getting too cold here.

oh and I can get this purse to match the shoes.. it comes in super cute black:

or white - loving the white:

Which to get... tough choice.

At almost $3000 I think probably neither, but they sure are cute.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

With a Morning this Good...

It can't get any worse...

While driving to work this morning I was on a street approaching a blinking yellow light. Sometimes there are people crossing there so cars have to stop, otherwise it's usually pretty quick to get through the blinking yellow.

I'm about 100 or 200 yards back (maybe more it's a pretty straight street so you can see far up it) and I notice there is a car stopped at the yellow blinking light. It appears they have been stopped there before I had seen them too because there was no movement as if they were slowing down to stop.

I then look to see if someone is crossing. Nope. Is there another car trying to cross from the red blinking light side? Nope. HMM so it appears this person is a complete fucking idiot just sitting at a yellow blinking light waiting for????? The light to turn green? Someone to invite them across the intersection?

They continue to sit there. Finally I get to the light and have to stop because they are STILL sitting there. If you are this stupid you shouldn't be behind the wheel of a car! I then beep. They sit there. I beep again. The car behind me starts beeping. FINALLY this bozo starts to go. At 15 miles per hour. I really want to scream. Seriously they have PSA's on tv about road rage and say that if you are angry that it's you. No it's really NOT me, it's the idiot that sits at a yellow blinking light for 10 minutes. Where are the police when this kind of shit happens?

We all continue down the street driving slower than I ride a bike at 15 mph in a 30 mph zone. At the next light, which is green, this person starts to stop!!!!! I am about to lay on the horn when they put their right blinker on. They start stopping...... stopping... stop… I am about to flip and THEN turn right. OMFG! How long does it take to turn right on a green light with no one crossing? It’s a perfectly sunny, dry day. No rain, no snow. Nothing!

I then get to Starbucks. I order my usual (make fun if you must) a grande non-fat caramel macchiato with sugar-free vanilla. I like skim milk, and why waste 200 calories on vanilla syrup? I’d rather have something else. Anyway, I order that. It’s not really that complicated. Maybe the barista is annoyed with me for making a complicated order – but it’s the same amount of ingredients it’s just using the low fat and sugar free instead of the regular – they are right next to each other on the counter – it makes no difference.

She puts the coffee (or as my boyfriend would argue: steamed milk with a little bit of coffee) on the counter. I pick it up the coffee explodes out of the top because it’s so overfilled all over my brand new really expensive leather gloves. I’m annoyed. The coffee then flies out of the top as I walk to my car onto my jeans, more on my gloves, and on my jacket. All pretty new and expensive and I would be really pissed if they were stained. I try covering the little top hole with a napkin – that gets soaked quickly from the overfilling.

I drive the rest of the way to work. When I tried to get the coffee out of the coffee holder in my car the top pops off - spilling more coffee on my gloves and now all over my car as well. Awesome. I love when that happens.

Now my gloves are sticky. My brand new $200 leather gloves are sticky. Maybe this should teach me not to buy $200 leather gloves, but I love them. I just wish my latte wasn’t so overfilled it exploded on me. Maybe I should only wear crappy outfits to buy my coffee?

I get into work and have to go straight into a one hour meeting. In which not really anything is decided. I love meetings like that. I feel most productive in those kinds of meetings. Yeaaaaah.. that would be great...

I take my first sip of my coffee… She forgot the caramel. The fucking caramel!!!!!!! THE ingredient that MAKES my coffee a CARAMEL MACHIATO and NOT A LATTE. So I had a latte with sugar-free vanilla.

It’s got to get better right? Certainly there are far worse things that could happen in a day, but it was a pretty irritating morning.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

I gasped when I saw this purse

Wow do I love this Leiber purse at Neiman Marcus!

I love 1920s art deco, and modern art deco inspired designs. I really love this. I cannot afford this at all at $2,795.00, but I really wish I could. I would keep this forever as a work of art - not as a purse. If it looks this awesome in a photo, I can only imagine how much better it looks in person.

Maybe I need to start saving for that now and hope there are still some in stock by the time I get the money.

Week 10 has come.

What to do, what to do. Week 10 has come.

Four of my players on my fantasy football team are on the Patriots. Basically I drafted the Patriots. Week 10 is their bye week. Several of my backups are also on the bye. Shit that was poor planning!

I am 8-1 going into week 10.. I don't want to lose this week! :(

I love this guy!

OMG this blog is HILLARIOUS!

This guy found a JC Penney catalog from 1977; the pictures and his descriptions are awesome.

The clothes are the most horrendous things I have ever seen. I don't recall the 70s being *THAT* bad! These clothes are just obscene! They are so bad they are awesome.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Christmas Ornament? Shoe?

These Diors are the craziest shoes, yet I like them at the same time.

Not sure I'd wear them, but they are pretty cool in a weird way. They look like a christmas ornament on the back. Certainly a conversation piece for the holidays. And hey if you have a grand to blow on a funky pair of shoes - these could be the ones.


I love these new Jimmy Choo shoes for the holidays.

These may be a must buy for me. I need to go try these on this week. Love them.

Who doesn't love Velvet?

What a cute Armani Collezioni dress for the holidays! ...and it's velvet. I love velvet. Velvet may be the best thing about winter. Well at least one of the best things. And it's stretchy to boot. Love it. Want it. Need it.

Holy Shit!

I can't even believe the Pats came back from 20-10 to win 24-20!!!!!! Holy shit!!!!! Amazing. I'm still in shock. I feel like I am going to have a heart attack after that game. And I may not have my voice tomorrow.

Well so Indy didn't deserve to come back and win the AFC championship game, now we didn't deserve to come back and win this game. I guess we can call it even now. I feel better.

Randy Moss and Wes Welker came up HUGE today. HUGE.

I don't understand why Brady was so pissed and yelling at the end? Something happened. I am sure I will read about it tomorrow.

Now I need a valium.

What is happening to my Patriots?

WTF is going on with this game?!! Two interceptions on Brady? After 8 near perfect games?

Why are we falling apart every time we play Indy now? This kind of shit happened in the AFC championship last year. It's making me insane - I can barely watch this game and I may lose my voice from screaming.

I hate Peyton Manning. Why can't our defense stop them? They are totally sucking today. :( The only player doing anything well is Randy Moss. And now we were almost intercepted again. WTF. ARGH I really hate Indy. I hope we get rest next week on the bye and come back kicking ass again.

This game is making me crazy!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Want some Rocks with that Dress?

So I've been looking at Neiman's Resort collection and UM what's up with this dress? Normally I like Stella McCartney, but this dress - I just don't get.

It's like a bunch of rocks strangely placed on a dress. What is this pattern? Sure it's creative and different, but where would you wear this? And it looks like it's see through. You have to buy something to wear under it and who wants a dress under another dress - unless you're a slut and don't care and just wear it with nothing :P

Actually, looking at it closer it's fabric balls, not rocks. I don't like them. the only think I like about this is that it's silk.

Cute Holiday Shoes

Oh I love these super cute Bruno Frisoni shoes for the holidays! Too bad I don't wear much gold - maybe I should ditch the silver this year and go with gold... Perhaps at $825 they are a little too much for a pair of shoes I'm going to wear like 3 times a year. But they are so cute...

New Resort Collections

Neiman's has the new resort collections on their site. Some really cute stuff for the holidays!

This Stella McCartney dress is so cute! I love the little sparkles - it looks casual yet super dressy. And it looks really comfortable.