Monday, January 31, 2011

Monday Funday!

It's Monday and it's my weekend! Hallelujah!

This past few days I have done nothing but work and work! The weather pretended to warm up for half of Saturday but I was stuck in doors all day. I did manage to catch up on my movie watching and finally sat down and watched this...
And honestly, I wasn't too impressed. I mean, I thought it was ok but I didn't think it was the greatest or what it had been hyped to be. I did love the cameo's by Arnold and Bruce. I miss them in the old school action movies. 

Besides movie watching, working and trying to stay warm I didn't do a lot. However this coming weekend will be different because Erica is coming to town!! Woohoo!! 

I'm sure we'll end up at Fat Patty's (my favorite local place to eat!)

Now I'm off to clean, organize and get rid of clutter! It's time to get serious about moving and to do that I need to get rid of a lot of junk! Also keep your eyes peeled for a giveaway soon! 

Saturday, January 29, 2011


And we aren't talking about the bones....
At Christmas my Mom gifted me with this beautiful Fossil watch that I'd been eyeing for quite some time. 
I loved it! I thought it was perfect. If you know me, then you know that I've always worn some cheap watch because I'd just never spent the money on a good one. Well I got this watch on Christmas day and wanted to wear it instantly everywhere. Sadly, I had to wait a couple of days because my wrists are small and it needed to have some links taken out. 

Fast forward to this past Wednesday, I'm driving to work and I feel my watch moving around in my coat. I look down thinking that the clasp has came undone somehow and realize that it in fact has actually broke apart. I was in shock! I hadn't even worn it for a whole month. So I figure OK, no big deal, I'll just take it and have a link swapped back in for the broken one that meets the clasp. Um... wrong. 

It couldn't be fixed. Apparently, where the band broke at the clasp it wasn't repairable. Are you kidding me? I hadn't worn the thing a month and now a watch that was 100 dollars wasn't fixable? The people were extremely nice though and they let me exchange it. However, they didn't have my exact same watch so I got this one...

Pretty right? Though, I do wish I had my black one back. I asked the sales girl if this happens a lot and she said no, that I must have got a lemon. She was also wearing my exact same watch in black on her wrist as she was telling me they couldn't get it in black. Hmm....

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Theater Thursday

If you've been around these parts for awhile, then you already know that Thursday is dedicated to Theater Thursday! Each week I pick one movie that I find entertaining and feature it. The only rule is that it must be something out on dvd... that way everyone can be able to watch it!
This week's featured movie is Romancing the Stone
Romancing the Stone follows Joan Wilder (Kathleen Turner), a romance novelist set on getting to Cartagena in South America for her sister. She was a sent a treasure map by her brother in law right before he was murdered and now her sister is being held prisoner until she gets to Columbia with the map. 

Along the way she mistakenly gets on the wrong bus and is also being followed by another person looking to get the map before it makes it to the man holding Joan's sister, Elaine. However, Joan (Wilder) meets an american man named Jack Colton (Michael Douglas) who she pays to guide her through the jungle. 
If you've never seen Romancing the Stone, you should go out and get it now. It's definitely a classic 1980's movie and worth the watch! If you like it, make sure to check out the sequel The Jewel of the Nile

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

NY Pizza Company in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Hello Hollywood Award Season

I don't know why but this year I am really into the Hollywood awards season. 

I watched the Golden Globes and was glued to the red carpet presentations. I also thought Ricky Jervais was hilarious. I can't wait for the SAG awards this weekend. I especially can't wait to see what people are wearing. 

Emma Stone, one of my favorites from the Golden Globes

This morning they announced the nominations for the Oscars and I was shocked. Why? Because this man was not nominated...

I'm sorry but the Academy got it wrong. Have you seen Inception?!? It was amazing and no matter how you feel about him personally, his acting in Inception was phenomenal. I don't know what it is with the Academy but they seem to snub him a lot. I wonder how Leo feels about that? Inception is up for Best Movie though. 

One thing I don't get is James Franco. I can't stand him as an actor and everyone goes on and on about how great he is. Um... no. 

Monday, January 24, 2011

Miscellany Monday

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters
-I am anxiously counting down to many different things. I need to learn how to live in the present and not in the future. I need to learn how to love each day for that day. I think I'm getting slightly better at it but at the same time I'm still counting down to things on the horizon.

-I had a moment this weekend where the movie/book, He's Just Not That Into You, spoke to me. I saw the situation for what it was and said to myself, "No don't. He just not that into you." and I'm fine with that because it is what it is. Just remember ladies, if he ain't calling then he's just not that into you.

-I have a giant stack of books sitting beside my bed waiting to be read. I feel guilty for not sitting around reading all of the time. Am I the only one who feels this way?

-I am so thankful for my Mom (Love you Mom, if you're reading). She seriously keeps me sane. I'm also thankful for Erica because she lets me vent to her on our daily phone dates lol. If you haven't checked out Erica's MAC makeup giveaway you should!!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

The Good, Bad & Ugly

The Ugly...
Have you seen the weather lately? I don't know about where you live but it's been balls freezing cold every single day here for as far as my over worked mind can now remember. Winter started way too early and now it feels like it's never going to go away. I'm also extremely over snow. It can stop now.

The Bad...
I have become addicted to shopping for cute jewelry on ebay. I can't help it. I find so many cute rings and bracelets. I like them so much I don't even want to share my links to them haha! However I will show off a cute bracelet I found...

It's cute, right? Sadly, even though I'm addicted to jewelry on ebay, I've curbed my spending and just follow the auctions drooling over the items till they end. 

The Good...
My savings plan and get out of debt plan for 2011 has started off on the right foot! I've been able to meet all of my goals for the month of January. I've also chipped away at my book reading goal (50 for the year) and have finished 3 books and currently started reading my 4th. Now if only I can keep this up for the rest of the year! 

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Theater Thursday

It's Thursday and around these parts that can only mean one thing. It's Theater Thursday! This week's featured movie is My Fake Fiance

Melissa Joan Hart stars as Jennifer, a single young woman who's just spent her entire life savings buying her first place. She meets Vince (Joey Lawrence) at a mutual friends wedding. To her dislike they are seated at the same table in an obvious set up by their friends... the bride and groom. 

When Jennifer (Hart) realizes that Vince (Lawrence) is a gambler far in debt and a ladies man to boot she wants nothing to do with him and vice versa. However, the tables turn when all of Jennifer's stuff gets stolen while moving into her new home. She's faced with the decision on how to get things for her apartment without having any money. Vince at the same time is trying to figure out how to pay him debt back to his bookie before getting beat to death. 

That's when they decide, to get married for the gifts and the money. Along the way, they find out more about each other and realize they're either going to hate each other even more or actually fall for one another. 

This movie was made by ABC Family in 2009 and it's really cute. If you love Melissa Joan Hart or Joey Lawrence then you're sure to enjoy it. Check it out! 

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Kicking the Habit

I have to admit it. I use to love reality television. You name it, I watched it. Then one day I had an epiphany. I realized that by me watching this reality shows for entertainment was putting cash into their pockets. People who didn't go to acting school. People who have no real acting skills. People who let's face it are along the trashy side. People who do not deserve to be famous. People who do not deserve the hundreds/thousands of dollars their making for being on such shows. 

So I stopped watching. Cold turkey

It wasn't hard. Anytime I saw that the shows were on that I use to watch, I would think for a second about flipping to it and then I would think of "The Situation" from Jersey Shore. Well that instantly made me remember NOT to tune into any of it. 
I'm trying to only support real actors who are on scripted television. I was doing good too!
Then the Bachelor came back on. Uh oh! I gave in and watched it. So even though I'm sticking to my no reality tv watching. I've given myself a 3 show pass. 
-The Bachelor
-The Real Housewives of Atlanta
-Bethenny Getting Married/Ever After

I know that 3 shows sound like a lot still but trust me, compared to how many are on... it's not. So, what about you? Are you watching reality tv? Do you think you're watching too much? 

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Hair: Then & Now

Growing up my hair was blonde. As I got into my teen years, my hair started to become a little bit darker but still blonde. Then when I got into college, I began highlighting my hair. Well if you've ever had your hair highlighted or color treated, then you know it can be expensive. In the past year I decided that I was going to go back to my natural hair color and attempt to grow out the length. This has been my progress...

This was my hair May 2010...
I had just left the hair salon.

Probably right after that day I decided I wanted to grow my hair out. I had my work cut out for me since I had it cut short. Later in August I had it low lighted to match my grown out color and left the length. The same thing again in December. 

This was on Christmas Day 2010

As you can see it's grown and the color is a little bit more brown. I'm way more happy with my hair than I have been in awhile but I am thinking about putting layers back into my hair once it gets a little bit longer. I probably won't be going back to the salon till around March. I like that I don't have to go there every 3 months anymore. Shew! 

Monday, January 17, 2011

Peeta & The Hunger Games

You might be asking yourself who is Petta or Gale? Well folks, let me enlighten you. Peeta and Gale are two of the male, main characters in the book series, The Hunger Games written by Suzanne Collins. If you haven't heard they're preparing to make the first book into a movie. Which I prodict will turn into all 3 of the books being made into movies.

If you're a fan of the books, then you already what's coming. There's always a who will she choose senario. Who will Katniss Everdeen (the main female character) choose in the end? Well I know who Katniss picked but I also know who I would have picked from the very first moment I read the series. My choice... Peeta.

I won't tell you who Katniss chooses, you'll either have to read the books or watch the movie to find out. From the very beginning of the books I was sold on Peeta. Just can't help it. He's great, perfect and I wish he existed in real life. Oh, speaking of the movies. I started wondering who they'll cast for the role's of Peeta and Gale. After scouting around online, it turns out they haven't cast anyone yet. I thought long and hard but I can't imagine who will be either.

The film studio is trying to keep the actors around the age of the actual charcters. So the choices will be a little more limited.

I do think Jeffery Dean Morgan would be a good Haymitch. Just saying...

God he's just a hottie. Yum!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Theater Thursday

Theater Thursday is back! This week's featured movie is something newer, Easy A

Easy A stars Emma Stone as Olive, a high school student being subjected to the rumor mill. What started as a way to get out of a camping trip with her friend, Olive lied and said she was going out on a date with a college guy named George. When faced with the question of how the date when, Olive lies and says that they did it. 

Overheard by the most religious person in school, Marianne (Amanda Bynes) the lie is then spread throughout the student body. Olive's friend Brandon (Dan Byrd) knows the truth but asks Olive to pretend to have sex with him so people will stop tormenting him for being gay. Once Olive agrees and pretends. The rumors begin to circulate even faster and before she can control it, the entire unpopular population of boys in school are asking her to pretend they did sexual things. However, Woodchuck Todd (Penn Badgley), Olive's old friend refuses to believe in the rumors. 
Olive has to figure out how to get her good reputation back, win over the boy she actually likes and try not to get kicked out of school all at the same time. Easy A has been one of the funniest and cutest movies I've seen in a long time. Watch it!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

True or Untrue?

Harry: You realize we could never be friends. 
Sally: Why not? 
Harry: What I'm saying is... and this is not a come on in any way, shape or form- is that men and women can't be friends because the sex part always gets in the way.
Sally: That's not true. I have a number of men friends and there is no sex involved.
Harry: No you don't.
Sally: Yes I do.
Harry: No you don't. 
Sally: Yes I do. 
Harry: You only think you do.
Sally: You say I'm having sex with these men without my knowledge?
Harry: No, what I'm saying is they all WANT to have sex with you. 
Sally: They do not. 
Harry: Do too. 
Sally: They do not. 
Harry: Do too.
Sally: How do you know? 
Harry: Because no man can be friends with a woman that he finds attractive. He always wants to have sex with her. 
Sally: So, you're saying that a man can be friends with a woman he finds unattractive?
Harry: No. You pretty much want to nail 'em too. 
Sally: What if THEY don't want to have sex with YOU?
Harry: Doesn't matter because the sex thing is already out there so the friendship is ultimately doomed and that is the end of the story.  

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Top 2 Tuesday

Top 2 Strange Addictions
1. 80's Television Shows
I don't know what it is but I love tv shows from the 1980's! Everything from Matlock, The Love Boat, Dynasty, Vegas to Matt Houston. Maybe it's the cheesy outfits or the story lines but I think they're awesome! I'm always so excited when I find a new one on dvd to watch. 
2. Lotions & Body Spray
I don't know if this qualifies as strange but I love lotions and sprays! I probably have 25 bottles sitting on my vanity tray right now. I can't help it! If I go into Bath & Body Works or VS and smell something I like, I get it! 

Coming Soon!

The lovely people of CSN Stores has offered me the chance of doing a product review! They have everything from modern dining room furniture to clothing, to cute cookware. They have over 200 websites of things to choose from! Now the only hard part for me is trying to decide what to get! 

Stay tuned for the product review!!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Momma's Got a Brand New Bag

This weekend was spent like a lot of others.... working! 

I did manage to get out some and I found awesome clearance deals at TJ Maxx. I scored these shoes, that I had originally saw with Erica while she was in on break.
They're actually a kind of purple color. I love them!

I also scored a super cheap clutch bag. It's Jessica Simpson and even though I can't stand her at all, I still liked the bag enough to buy it. The clearance price was also a big factor. 
It's gun metal gray with a hint of silver and I think it'll go with a lot of outfits. 

In addition to my accessory shopping, I picked up a new product that might just be my new favorite thing. 

I had been looking for something to put on my ever growing sideways legs and so far I'm loving this cream. It makes my legs feel smoother and gives them a peppermint smell. Now only time will tell if it makes them feel any slimmer. Haha! 

Friday, January 7, 2011

Busy, Busy & More Busy

Lately, with my new work hours I have been non stop busy. I thought once the holidays were over that things would settle down and I'd slowly get into a new routine. Uh... I was wrong

I feel like I'm an old grandma. I fall asleep by 10pm, get up at 5am for work and then proceed to work the day away until I come home at 6pm. Then I maybe get through all of my email, a little google reading and then the cycle starts all over again. 

I'm hoping that I can start getting in a better routine soon. I need to make my priorities and keep them there. Yesterday, all I could do was keep saying this quote over and over in my head....

"Dear God, make me a bird so I can fly far, far away"-Jenny, Forrest Gump

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Come On Out & Play

Now that things are starting to settle down from the holiday season, I want to say hello to all my new followers out there. I've been meaning to do this post for awhile and today seemed like a good day! 

If you're a new follower or even an old one please leave me a comment so I can come visit your blog as well and say hello. If you leave a link to your blog then I can come say hello as well! I love finding new blogs to read! If you've been around Crazy Shenanigans awhile then say hi too! That way I can still make sure I'm following you! 

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Top 2 Tuesday

Top 2 Favorite Items from 2010

Even though I didn't get it until Christmas, I had been drooling over this watch all year. Now that I have it, I wear it non stop! I love it! 
As for my second item that I loved from the year, I'm at a loss. I mean don't get me wrong, I love stuff but nothing is coming to mind. Oh wait... my car! We celebrated in May our year anniversary and he's still running like a champ. He's up to 27,000 miles and going strong! 

Just call him Toby! And if you get that movie reference then I applaud you! lol

EDIT: After getting multiple messages asking me the reference... It's from Roots!

Monday, January 3, 2011


Sometimes you just have to remember...

I am anxious. I'm nervous and worried but also ready. In about two weeks, I'm applying for an amazing opportunity at work. The kind of opportunity that could allow me to travel and save enough money to buy the house of my dreams. This kind of opportunity only comes around in my work once a year and they only take maybe 1-2 people from each state even though thousands apply around the nation. 

This is the big event that's causing me to already with that it was February. If it was February then I would already know if I got it and I could start planning the rest of my year. I'd know if I could schedule my vacations. I'd know if I was going out on the road. I'd know if I was going to be living in my own home this time come 2012. 


I don't know because only time can tell what will happen in life. I need to continue to remind myself that my type A personality can't control this. The decisions that I'm waiting to hear aren't up to me. It's out of my hands. I just have to hope and pray that the outcome is what I'm wishing and hoping for non stop. 

Please dear February hurry up and get here. Also, if you see any pennies, shooting stars, break any wish bones, have a birthday, etc. please make a little wish for me because I've never wanted anything more in my life! (other than to be healthy)