The Good Kind of Dorky


Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy Halloween!

Enjoy your Halloween candy horoscope!

Aries Candy (March 21 to April 19)
Fire signs like Aries enjoy candy with a kick, which is why you'll often see Rams reaching for a box of Red Hots. When this sign gets a chocolate craving, they'll usually reach for a bag of M&M's, since it's the only candy that can withstand the heat they're always generating. Of course, a bag of Pop Rocks is always a good choice for Aries, who simply explodes with energy.

Taurus Candy (April 20 to May 20)
Taurus likes candy that will last and last. Maybe that's why Gobstoppers are such a big hit with this crowd. Bulls also enjoy gnawing their way through a Mary Jane or two. When it comes to getting a chocolate fix, Goldenberg Peanut Chews are often the candy of choice, as they can't be gulped all at once.

Gemini Candy (May 21 to June 20)
If there's anything Gemini can't resist, it's getting two candies for the price of one. Perhaps this explains their fondness for Charms Blow Pops. If this sign yearns for a bit of chocolate, they'll usually reach for a Twix. As for hard candy, is it any wonder that these intellectual giants love Smarties?

Cancer Candy (June 21 to July 22)
Sentimental Cancer enjoys old-fashioned candy that reminds them of yesteryear. Lifesavers may conjure memories of a favorite grandparent who doled out these treats when Mom's back was turned. Crabs also have a soft spot for Baby Ruths, since they have a fondness for children. And Twizzlers probably appeal to the Moon Child's twisted sense of humor!

Leo Candy (July 23 to Aug. 22)
Is it any wonder that the most playful sign of the zodiac has a special affinity for Fun Dip? Leos also enjoy Starburst candy, since it reminds them of their own celestial radiance. When a Lion hankers for chocolate, a Kit Kat will evoke purrs of delight. It's important to note that although this sign is usually known for their generosity, this sign could let out a roar of rage if you raid their candy stash.

Virgo Candy (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22)
Health-oriented Virgo isn't above shopping in the candy aisle. For those times when the Virgin is taking a purist stance toward their body, a box of Raisinettes can appease their guilty conscience. Because this sign is associated with the harvest, candy corn could have a tremendous appeal. If you really want to see this sign smile, though, just pass them a bag of sour apple Jolly Ranchers. Their bright green color evokes springtime for this nature-lover.

Libra Candy (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22)
Libras have a strong sense of aesthetics, which is probably why they love Jordan Almonds, whose pretty pastels are a delight to behold. People who are born under the sign of the Scales are also hopeless romantics, so it's no wonder they enjoy SweeTarts. When it comes to chocolate, a box of Junior Mints is always welcome, since they make kissing even more delicious.

Scorpio Candy (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21)
Scorpio is a fan of all that's dark and shadowy, so it's not surprising that these folks stock up on candy cigarettes. They are essential props for their film noir fantasies. This sign is also a big fan of the color black, which gives them a natural love of licorice. As far as chocolate is concerned, "the darker, the better" is Scorpio's motto. Hershey's Special Dark Bars are usually rich enough to fit the bill.

Sagittarius Candy (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21)
Sagittarius isn't the most materialistic sign in the world, but there are some things that these folks do collect. One of them is Pez dispensers. (These justice-lovers have a special fondness for the ones depicting superheroes.) Archers always dream of visiting distant lands, which is probably why they enjoy Mounds bars … nothing evokes swaying palm trees than that delicious coconut taste! Naturally, these jokesters adore Chuckles, too.

Capricorn Candy (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19)
Status-oriented Capricorn likes candy that evokes images of abundance. That's why you'll often find this sign munching a 100 Grand Bar. Boxes of Good & Plenty also win favor with the Goat. Don't let these work horses fool you, though -- they may espouse the virtues of labor, but all Capricorn really wants is a Sugar Daddy.

Aquarius Candy (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18)
Water-bearers are often drawn to containers built to transport liquid, hence their fondness for those freaky wax bottles filled with syrup. When it comes to chocolate, Aquarius will invariably reach for a box of Whoppers. Describing the taste of malted milk is always a challenge for this analytical sign. Hard-to-find candy like Necco Wafers also gives this sign a kick, since they like things that are off the beaten path.

Pisces Candy (Feb. 19 to March 20)
Is it any surprise that most Pisces have an affinity for Swedish Fish? When this sign isn't munching these chewy treats, they're often sporting a pair of Wax Lips. (Pisces never outgrows their love of dress-up.) As far as chocolate is concerned, Rolo is a favorite choice, since its liquid caramel center makes a big splash with this water sign.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Reese Witherspoon & Ryan Phillippe Split!

I am very, very saddened by the news that Reese and Ryan are splitting up. First Nick and Jess and now this!? I don't think my heart can take much more. I thought that they were always the "perfect" normal couple. They admitted to going to counseling and having normal people problems. I just love, love, love Reese--she is by far my favorite actress and I love the message she sends to women and girls. I really hoped that these two would make it. There are so many relationships that don't make it these days--maybe it is foolish to hope for celebrities to make it. Maybe I should spend more time hoping that my friends relationships will make it. Then maybe I wouldn't be disappointed so much.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Halloween and Smores Fun!

Last night Edgar and I went to a Halloween/Smores party at Jazmin and Vidal's house. If you don't know, Vidal and Jazmin are Edgar's brother and sister-in-law. It was really fun! I met new people, caught up with a couple of acquaintences, drank some hot spiced wine and mango mojitos. It was really a great time. And costumes were welcome so, as I mentioned previously, I wore my cowgirl costume. Edgar and I took some pictures before we left for the party...

This is me posing, as usual.

Wrasslin' Rodeo!

Zoey and Me

Okay, enough of me. Edgar was there too! We went to a costume store on the way to the party because he wanted to get a mask and scary hands to be a monster. When we got there he didn't find a mask he liked, but he found a king's costume. It looked like it was on sale, but really it was put in the wrong place. It would have been like $, no. Not for a robe and hat that he was going to wear for one night. So he already had a Halloween T-shirt on so I had the brilliant idea to spray his hair orange.
This was before the party...

this is at the party with his sister, Kilsy

Uncle Edgar with an angry pea in a pod

Jazmin and and police woman

So there you have it, some lovely snapshots of the evening. And the best part of the evening??? Daylight savings time ended!!! SCORE!

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Am I up for a challenge?

For the past few days I've been thinking...should I commit to posting every single day in November? Am I setting myself up for failure? Maybe. But I think I'll give it a try anyway. Some of the posts might be pure gibberish, but who cares? I'm going to do it. I will post every day in November! Get fired up!!!

As I sit here digesting my french toast, I can't help but sigh as I look at the pile of laundry, the dirty floors and think about the amount of cleaning that needs to be done. I don't think I was meant to be a housewife. After working all day, the last thing I want to do is come home and clean and on the weekends I'd rather have fun and relax. And the thing is, I hate when things are dirty and crap is laying all over the house making it look messy. I am actually pretty anal by nature, but this house does not project that. Which is why when I am in the house and it isn't clean, I get frustrated and sometimes angry or upset. I have been known to flip out and just start cleaning everything in a fit of rage. Yes, disorder makes me fill with rage. And I live with a man who is very laid back and frankly kind of messy. The good thing is, he does help with the cleaning, but to him it's like a weekend project, when I would much rather pick up after myself during the week (which I do). I wish I had the money to just hire someone to clean for me. And the thing is, if I lived alone my apartment or house would look so nice for the most part. There is something about living with the person I love that makes me want to relax and hang out with him rather than clean. What is a girl to do??

How do you guys keep things looking nice? What is your secret?

Well, I am going to get off my ass now and start cleaning. Even though I would much rather be spending a day by myself at the mall with the birthday money my parents gave me. Grrr...there aren't enough hours in the day and days in the week.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Just another one of Randy's Revelations

Sarah Says that her blog is over a year old and that reminded is mine! Just like Sarah, I also committed to a hobby for longer than a week or two (for me, that is amaaazing)! And as I promised from the very beginning, I have kept things completely random! I tried to do the exploration of a healthy lifestyle theme for a while, but just like most of my hobbies, the idea soon faded. But I still try to be healthy and soon you might hear more about it--you just never know. However, I really encourage you to ask me questions, give suggestions and just tell me what you want to know or a topic you would like me to discuss. Thanks for stopping by, hanging out and getting to know me a little better. I look forward to another great year! And remember, I always appreciate comments...

Okay what I really mean is COMMENT DAMNIT OR ELSE! Okay, that's more like it.

Anyway, let the randomness begin!

Today during my lunch break I went to Target (best store ever)! Actually the best store is the Target a few towns over that has a Starbucks inside of it. Can you say heaven? But I digress. So I saw this hat on sale...
and they had this cowgirl inspired shirt on sale from the "designer" section. This of course means I am going to be a country singer for Halloween. Duh. But the best part, I will definitely wear the shirt again and hello a cowgirl hat?! Of course I will wear that again!! Everyone needs at least one. And the "costume" only cost me $19. Pretty sweet deal, especially since my sister Sara must have paid at least $40+ to get a costume similar to this...

I said she should have been a beer keg (they sell said costume at Target FYI), but then I realized that no one really wants to f*** a beer keg.

I could have sworn I just heard the pot say something to the kettle.

Because it is possible that I put on the cowgirl hat tonight to show Edgar my purchase and I may have mentioned something about a bedroom rodeo. coughslutcough

Just clearing my throat.

But hasn't Halloween really just become a holiday that gives women an excuse to dress trashy? As if we needed one, right. And don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining because in college it's not like I was going to dress like a ghost or a pumpkin and go to a frat party. Although I'm sure some girls would have benefited from the sheet over the head ghost costume (oh no she di'in't). Nope, for me it was either an angel or a devil. So cliche, but the party was called Heaven and Hell so it was fitting. Both require only a few costume pieces and some lingerie-type garments. Classy. But let's face it, it was FUN and for women like me who dress
preppy/classic/traditional/tasteful on a daily basis it was fun to have Halloween as an excuse to look like a tramp. So to conclude, I am not judging women who like to sex up their Halloween--I've done it! It's just so different from when I was a kid living in Central New York, trying to come up with a costume to fit over a snow suit. Yes I have trick-or-treated in the snow before (the belly dancer costume for girls was so cute, but I would have had to be one "voluptuous" belly dancer). But the point is, love Halloween, enjoy Halloween--its the best holiday of the year (excluding Christmas)!

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Yummy Autumn Thoughts

I'm just sitting here on this dreary, October, Sunday afternoon with some yummy mulled cider I just made. I love the smell of autumn, the bold falling leaves, spices, pumpkins and of course the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte (of joy). I love the sound of football in the background and knowing that Sunday night chilli dinners are just around the corner. I was born in October and so I think it natural to have this love affair with autumn. While many people celebrate springtime because it symbolizes life and rebirth, I celebrate autumn because I love life most during this time. To me autumn is the rebirth of nostalgia, a symbol of where we have been and all we have accomplished, a reminder that life continues and the notion that life is ever-changing. It is the time I say to myself...I made it to another autumn and I am thankful.

Delicious Autumn

Delicious Autumn
My soul is wedded to it,
And if I were a bird I would fly about the earth
Seeking the successive autumns.

--George Eliot

A cycle incomplete without bold autumn.
Crisp breath and frosty sun foretold autumn—

Hot cider and windy walks before bed.
Bodies move in shadows of cold autumn.

These nights I wish you’d swallow me—
Clear skies, you beside me, to hold autumn!

Hail-drops explode on our window panes.
Bitter separates us, withholds autumn.

Scents of maple, pine, and pumpkin hide
beneath the frost of an untold autumn.

October was auctioned to the highest bidder.
Are you the one who went and sold autumn,

whom I wish were by my side tonight?
I say, get back your gold, autumn!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Pictures from the Pumpkin Patch

Mom and Me
I pick this one!

Love in the Pumpkin Patch
The Keepers
Let me also mention that we bought a dozen fresh donuts...mmm...heaven in a box! Yes, there were only three of us. You do the math.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Best Birthday EVER!

This past Monday, October 16, was my 25th birthday! I am now officially on a slippery slope to 30! Anyone 30+ wants to slap me now and that's okay. I understand. Anyway, moving right along...

Last week I decided that I was going to throw myself a birthday party. I decided to have a wine and cheese party for the Saturday just before my birthday. I sent out the evite and people responded. Everything was set! I would get up Saturday, cook up some food, shop for wine and cheese, decorate a little bit and then party down. Sarah and Michael had invited Edgar and me out to dinner Friday night since the four of us haven't hung out together in a while. This sounded fun to me--the perfect way to kick off my birthday weekend...

If you ever need to lie to me, go for it. Chances are, I will believe everything you tell me because 1) I am gullable 2) I trust my friends and 3) I take things at face value.

Edgar and I were on our way to Sarah and Michael's apartment because Michael was going to show Edgar his new computer. Then we were going to go out to dinner. When we got there, everything seemed very normal. We went upstairs, knocked on the door and...


That's right! They got me good! I had absolutely, I mean absolutely NO IDEA. All of my friends from Virginia were there! Sarah and Michael, Edgar obviously, ZackandPete, Vlad, Lauren, Stacia, Jazmin and the baby, Edgar's mom...and Vidal was running late because he had to work late. Totally normal if you ask me. Many times he has been late because of work.

This brings me to the biggest suprise of them all...Vidal came in and yelled suprise and I was just like YAY back at him, but he was standing right in front of me. When he moved away I looked over and MY MOM was there!!! All the way from Syracuse, New York! She had booked her flight that morning and flown in just to suprise me for my birthday (and my mom is not a very spontaneous person--she likes to plan ahead like I do). My dad couldn't believe she actually went through with it! So not only did Sarah and Edgar...mostly Sarah...throw me the coolest party of my life, but I got to spend the whole weekend with my amazing mommy! Saturday we went to the mall and to dinner and then Sunday she, Edgar and I went pumpkin picking. I just tried to add some pictures, but it wasn't working. I will post pictures ASAP. Anyway, it was an amazing weekend. I don't think I could have planned it better, that is, if I had planned it.

I especially want to thank Sarah--you are a beautiful, caring, sweet, incredible lifefriend. The fact that you would do all of that just for me, means so much to me. Your friendships means so much to me. Thank you.

Edgar--my sweet love, thank you for all you did to help Sarah and all you did for me. I've never had a boyfriend like you. Nor have I ever had a friend like Sarah.

I heart my friends. Never did I think I would find such love in Virginia. Thank you.

(If you would like to see pictures from the evening please visit Sarah Says)

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Just a whole lot of fun...

Instead of trying to explain why I haven't updated my blog in who knows how long because of my blogrebellion, I'm just going to give you some fun pictures, updates and fun facts! I hope you enjoy them.

Here are a couple pictures of Zoey, my new little girl...

Bugs would never be jealous of his new sister...

nooo, not Bugs.

Update: This weekend I am throwing myself a birthday party!! It is going to be a wine and cheese party and it will take place at my house. Sarah is helping me plan it so it is sure to be a "high class" event. The evite is even entitled, "Bringing Classy Back with Wine and Cheese." Think plastic wine glasses and cheap wine. Hey, I'm not made of money here, people.

Fun Facts: Pink is my favorite color. I love green too. I will be 25 yea
rs old on October 16.

Edgar and I went to the Richmond Science Museum a few weeks ago. When Edgar and I first started dating it seemed like we didn't have a lot in common...because in a way, we didn't. Not in terms of what we liked to do anyway. Well, after two years of living together, that has all changed. I'm so impressed at how Edgar has really grown up and become a man. I don't mean this in a condescending way. I really mean it in a positive, I heart Edgar so much, cheesy way.

Edgar and a Brasilian man come together to make the world stop spinning.
Fact: In my 25 years I have learned a lot of things. Some of the best and sometimes hardest things I've learned so far are

1) You can't blame other people for your choices. Your choices are your own and you have to live with them and take responsibility for them.
2) The world doesn't revolve around you or me.
3) You can listen to all of the advice in the world, but in the end you have to do what you want to do.

4) Even though it might not sound like fun (and it isn't always fun), not being financially dependent on your parents is is a freedom in itself.
5) It's okay to get off of your soap box.
6) People who love you for being you are some of the best people you will EVER meet.
7) You attract more bees with honey.

8) I've learned that my parents are two of the coolest people in the world and fun to hang out with (even though I've known this for quite some time). I've also learned that it's normal to be scared over the simple fact that your parents are getting older.
9) You can go back, but it won't be the same.
10) You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes you might find, you get what you need.

I went home for a week in August. This is my silly sister, Sara, trying to grab my mom's boobs. Awesome.

Fun Fact: I love goats. We were at a country store in my town (sells cute candles, country style decorations for the home, jewelry, etc.). It's the best because they have goats outside. I call it "going goating" when we go there because I am weird. Here is one of the goats that was outside the day we went.

I was taking too long (go figure) and Mom and Sara wanted to go in the store and didn't want to take a picture with me and the goats. Forget them! Instead I took a picture of myself with the goats.

Just trust that the goats were out there.

Final Fun Fact of the Night: I love Halloween and if you don't know how much I love LOVE Halloween, then you are not a true friend.