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NaBloNoTime November 1, 2010

Filed under: daily life,nablopomo,photos — cupcakesupremacy @ 8:55 pm

So, ’tis November. Which means NaBloPoMo. Last year was the first time I succeeded, and I would love to try again, but who knows.

That said, I didn’t want to throw in the towel the very first day, so here’s a picture of me and Keith with Keith and Chemda from Keith and the Girl.  They had a live show here last weekend and it was a blast.  So excited for April when we’ll go to New York for Keith(the other one)’s birthday extravaganza.

Party! Super Party!

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NaBloPoMo: Day the Last! November 30, 2009

Filed under: blahblahblah,nablopomo — cupcakesupremacy @ 8:22 pm

Yay! I made it!

I may have posted crap a few days out of the month, but I really didn’t think I’d be able to remember to post every single day. Now I’m not going to want to post for the rest of the year, but I will try.

I forgot how nice it feels to post regularly. My writing isn’t what it used to be, it’s kind of devolved into very speedy nonsensical gibberish, but I think if I posted more often it could improve.

Now to not make this post all meta, I just watched Food Inc with Keith.

And a warning, if you like food at all, you probably shouldn’t watch it. It was heartbreaking and depressing and disgusting. Well, not the movie, but the entire food industry.

It honestly makes me want to go live in a hut somewhere and eat grass for the rest of my life. I think I was happier being ignorant of everything, but I also feel a bit better knowing. Not saying that my eating or buying habits will change drastically , but maybe I’ll try a little. Organic stuff is expensive, which is a shame.

The grassy hut thing sounds the easiest option right about now.

Hasta luego!

 

Cancun! November 29, 2009

Filed under: cancun,nablopomo,photos,trips — cupcakesupremacy @ 6:38 pm

We went to Cancun July 1-6, and yet I am only writing about it now because I am a horrible slacker.

Keith asked me to go on vacation with him shortly after we started dating. I was pretty surprised by him asking and nothing less than shocked when he informed me he intended to go to Cancun.

But, I figured it wasn’t every day that someone asked me (or ever) so I said yes. And hoped that he would still like me when the time came. (Not just for vacation reasons, natch.)

So I got a passport (horrible picture by the way, I look SO mad), requested the days off of work and bought a bathing suit for the first time in 10 years.

I was ready. Our flight left Pittsburgh at 6:00AM so we woke up at 3AM to get ready and head to the airport.

I had warned Keith earlier that every flight I had ever taken was delayed by some amount of time, but I guess he cancelled me out because everything left on time. We had a layover in Chicago where Keith dozed on a bench but I was too cold to do anything. Then we had a ~4 hour flight to Cancun.

We got there at about 12:30 or so and had to go through customs and whatnot. Keith had arranged a shuttle service beforehand to get us to the hotel and wow would I ever recommend that. As soon as we stepped outside there were all sorts of taxis and vans trying to get you to use them. It was hella overwhelming, but luckily we just found the guy we needed and hopped in a van.

There were a few other couples in the van with us and we were off, winding our way to the hotel stretch. One of my favorite memories was coming around a bend that gave us our first view of the ocean. In that moment, you could hear everyone’s breath catch in their throats due to the sheer beauty of the water.

The van ride was maybe a half of an hour and it was really neat driving up to all the other hotels dropping people off because we weren’t really sure which one was ours, so it was just a lot of excitement.

Finally we arrived at RIU Palace Las Americas. It was enormous, but not nearly as large as some of the hotels there. It was also blindly white, which worked really well against the blue of the water.

looking across from our room.

While we checked in a lady came by with some sort of fancy drink for us and I just stood in awe.

the lobby ceiling.

Sadly the lobby was too dark during the day and too bright at night to photograph well on my crappy camera, but that was a small part of the ceiling. (The lobby was HUGE).

After we finished checking in, we went up to our room and immediately changed into our bathing suits.

There had been some negative reviews online about the rooms, but I thought it was lovely. I apparently didn’t take any pictures but we had a junior suite with a big bathroom with double sinks, a separate little area with a tv and couch and two beds.

cute.

Which was kind of weird. They were two double beds pushed together. Which was odd, but didn’t really matter, except in the middle of the night I’d sometimes end up in the crack.

Before we went out to the beach, we sat down at the Italian place for lunch.

my lunch

I had shrimp and risotto with squid ink. (I seriously only ordered it for the squid ink part – which didn’t taste like much, just kind of salty.)

pizza in cancun.

And Keith had pizza. Because why not?

Afterwards, we made our way out onto the beach where a man came by every 5 minutes with margaritas for us. It was amazing.

enjoying the sun and the margaritas.

We were in and out of the water a few times and eventually made our way to the pool bar, where someone got a little tipsy. Eventually we were just so exhausted from the 3AM wakeup, the travel, the sun, the water that we headed upstairs for showers and a nap and almost slept through dinner. Good thing the buffet was open til 10!

to be continued…

 

tweet tweet November 28, 2009

Filed under: blahblahblah,daily life,nablopomo,work — cupcakesupremacy @ 3:06 pm

i’ve got nothin. So I’ll leve you with this tidbit.

I’ve mentioned before that I’m the youngest person in my office. One of the few guys that work there was standing around talking to a few of us the other day. He asked where I lived and then asked if I had roommates. I said I lived with my boyfriend and that’s where things got really weird. He wasn’t being outright rude, but his tone just bothered me, like *I’m a kid, what do I know about life.* He started going on about how when he was my age they “didn’t play marriage.” I desperately wanted to tell him that when he was my age they also probably didn’t meet people on social networking sites that have a 140 character limit either.

Sucks to be him.

 

On bathtubs and barmaids. November 27, 2009

Filed under: blahblahblah,family,nablopomo — cupcakesupremacy @ 8:22 pm

Today was such a weird day. All day long yesterday I felt like it was Sunday, since I knew I had to go to work today. Work was DEAD. Normally 50ish people work in my office. Twenty were there. And that includes me. Most of them peaced out at some point during the day so I think post 2PM there were 4 of us.

It was kind of nice though. The phone hardly rang, people weren’t bothering me, I had enough work to keep busy and I listened to some tunes since I was the only one in front of the office.

The bus ride home was also awesome. It’s always one of those giant coach busses and it’s packed, daily. Today I was the 5th and last person to get on. And I was the last one left before we got to the stupid loop-de-loop we have to do, so the bus driver skipped it and I got home 15 minutes early! Wee!

So today was so odd and all week has been so odd that I figured I would forget to post, so I set an alarm. And it went off while I was taking a bath.

And then I had to try to think of something to post. So let’s talk about baths. They are one of the greatest things in the world. Especially when you’re sick or otherwise worn out. I like to make the water super super hot so that it kind of tingles once you get in. Probably not healthy, but oh man is it lovely. I also love bubble baths, but I need to get some sort of bubbles because while dishsoap usually works well, I don’t really like the scent of our current dishsoap.

Not too long ago I was over my cousin’s house. She’s 5 years older than me, so we grew up together. And when I stayed over my grandparents house, we would take baths together. We started talking about that for some reason (probably along the lines of omgwe’reold) and she asked if I remembered playing bartender.

Of course! It was pretty much the best game ever. We’d take a bunch of cups in with us and empty shampoo and conditioner bottles and go to town.

(The most sought after bottle was a purple poodle whose head popped off to reveal the cap. That was the top shelf stuff.)

We mixed and shook and stirred and I never really thought of how weird it was it until she brought it up. I have no idea where we gained all this knowledge or who even came up with the idea. No one in my family drinks much if at all, nor did they when I was that age.

I guess it was all a product of television and really active imaginations.

But if I really think about it, I can still taste the Palmolive tainted water. Because no one turns down a free drink!

 

I am thankful for… November 26, 2009

Filed under: blahblahblah,nablopomo — cupcakesupremacy @ 10:21 am

In no particular order…

Twitter. It is endlessly entertaining and if it were not for twitter, I would not know this guy:

whom I am INCREDIBLY thankful for. I have been happier these past 7 months that I’ve ever been in my entire life. And I’m not even exaggerating. Not to be a sap (but I am) but he is the best thing to ever happen to me and I love him the most.

*Ahem*

If you haven’t clicked away…

I am also thankful for my job. Being jobless SUCKS and having horrible jobs and horrible bosses suck so much more when you get paid pennies. This job is just the right mix of busy and boring and I’m making enough money to not have constant anxiety attacks about trying to pay bills AND eat.

My family. They are fantastic and I’m so so excited to see them today.

My friends. I complain a lot about not having friends and I really have only a few I keep in touch with, but they are awesome and make me laugh.

Puppies! One day I will have one.

That I somehow inherited my mom’s cooking abilities and my dad’s sense of direction. With these two skills, I am unstoppable. (Well, not really, but I can bring you a sandwich wherever you are.)

There’s a bunch more, but I’m off to go enjoy some of the above listed.

PS I’m also thankful that anyone reads anything I type, it amazes me that anyone cares to click here.

xoxo!

 

Firsts November 25, 2009

Filed under: blahblahblah,nablopomo — cupcakesupremacy @ 11:52 am

Stolen from jayesel. I am shocked I haven’t succumbed to a meme yet, but I haaaave had more than one crappy cop-out post.

Keith comes home today from being gone from his 5 day trip. A few times before living together, due to my stupid work schedule we wouldn’t get to see each other for almost a week, but this will be the longest (and only second time) he’s been gone since we’ve lived together. And it SUCKS. The first day I can swing, the second day I’m okay, but going on the third day it just sucks. It’s boring and lonely and I hate cooking for just me. So uh the whole point was to say I don’t want to waste any time I can spend with him blogging, so here ya go.

First memory
My brother’s 2nd birthday party. We’re a little over a year apart so I would have been 3 and change. I remember he had a tractor trailer birthday cake that my mom made with oreos for wheels.

First celebrity obsession crush
Jonathan Brandis. Thank you, seaQuest DSV. After that it was Devon Sawa, for MANY MANY years.

First dog
Katie! Someone found her on the side of the road and gave her to us. She later moved to my gram’s house and she lived a long, lovely 16 years.

First memory of being jealous
Some girl in elementary school got a Troll doll house/hair salon and I cried about it for weeks until I finally got it for Christmas, holla!

First time eating a cherry tomato
Probably not til middle school-ish. I like tomatoes on things, just not by themselves.

First kiss?
Casey. He wanted a girlfriend, I wanted a boyfriend, we didn’t even know each other. It lasted about 3 weeks, hahaha, just enough time to get to know one another.

First sleepover
Megan Williams house. It was a joint sleepover though because my sister was friends with her sister. Oh! It was New Years Eve and we had brought sparkling cider and her mom accidentally poured us the Champagne that was in the fridge instead! Ha! I forgot about that.

First time attending Sunday School
Never. I’m a heathen.

First roller coaster ride
I think the Jack Rabbit. I HATED roller coasters until I was 12-13.

First favorite brand name
Uh….not big on brand names, never really was. We got cheap clothes growing up.

First pair of Guess Jeans
Never?

First huge misunderstanding
Oh, this one is hard. Oh, I’ll pretend this counts. Once I was standing in line with my dad at Dairy Queen, I was probably 4-5. I was holding onto his leg and swinging around and when I went back to grab it, I grabbed some other guys leg and he and his kids (a bunch of teenage girls) all laughed and I was SO embarrassed.

First time being mistaken for a boy
My mom gave me a bowl cut when I was 9. I don’t know if a stranger ever thought I was a boy, but my sister, in an effort to make me feel better, told me I looked like Sam from Clarissa Explains it All. IT DIDN’T WORK.

First huge disappointment
Parents divorce, I guess.

First big family vacation
We would all pile in my pap’s van and go to Ocean City a few years in a row. I was young, so I don’t remember much, but what I remember was awesome.

First heartbreak
Er, 9th grade? Dylan? Hahaha.

First stay in the hospital
I’ve never had to stay. KNOCK ON WOOD. I had lots of breathing problems when I was younger though and would have to go and get a treatment with that green mask. I can still smell it.

First car
Yea, that never happened.

First job
I worked at The Tiny Store. It’s a (tiny) grocery store in town. My boss was awesome and I got a raise after 3 weeks.

First paycheck
I actually found the pay stub while cleaning a while ago. It was an easy 250 and that was while making 5.15 an hour. We broke so many child labor laws.

First promotion
Never got one of those. A few raises, but I’ve always worked dead-end jobs.

First apartment
The Fortress in South Oakland. God was it ugly. But cheap.

First blog not on Myspace
I’ve been on livejournal since 1999. It’s dead now and I don’t want anyone reading those archives, so here I be. But I had a million temporary blogs while figuring out HTML.

First baby
That did not happen yet.

First daughter
Again.

First husband
Also did not happen yet, but I’m hoping there will only be one of those.