Monday, February 28, 2011

The Super Bowl of Award Shows

The Oscars
I thought last night Oscars were really good. I thought Anne Hathaway did a great job as host and James Franco hung onto her coat tails. I should say that I am not a fan of Franco, never have been and never will be. 

I thought these ladies were some of the best dressed of the night...
Mila Kunis
Anne Hathaway's opening dress
And who could forget Natalie Portman. Love the purple!

And did anyone see Jeremy Renner? Um one word... yummy! I love him!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Let's Talk Elvis

I love Elvis Presley. I've said it before and I'll say it again. Ever since I was a little girl, I've always had a huge fascination with his life, his music and his legend. 
Inside the Graceland living room

Growing up, my family and I would often take trips to Tennessee, which in turn fueled my love for Elvis even more. I'd always end up at a tribute show and would be rushing the stage for a scarf. Yep, you read that right. I would stand there waiting and hoping that I'd be the one going home with a scarf. I mean really... who didn't want one? If you attend a tribute show, then obviously you have some kind of love for Elvis and his music. 
Bottom of the Graceland steps to the 2nd floor

I grew to love his late 1960's and 70's era the most. Maybe it was the jumpsuits, maybe it was the sideburns or the great tan he was rocking. I would and still do, watch footage over and over from his On Tour and That's the way it is specials. 
(Graceland vip room)

So when I visited Graceland for the first time, it was like the mother ship calling me home. I couldn't believe that I was actually there. Walking and talking where Elvis himself had actually lived. I was standing in his television room. Yep, little ole' me just standing where Elvis use to watch tv. I still can't wrap my mind around it. Seeing everything up close and personal just deepened my love for the King. 
(Graceland television room)

When it came time for me to decide my vacation, there wasn't any hesitation... Elvis Week! This August I'll be heading to Memphis and spending a week with fellow Elvis fans. I can't even imagine how packed it's going to be. This is my first time being there during Elvis week so it should be exciting! The one thing I'm looking forward to most is the tribute artists contest! I'm hoping that once tickets go on sale that I can hook myself up with some vip seats. Cause I mean what Elvis fan/blogger wouldn't want the good hook up? 

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Theater Thursday

This week's Theater Thursday featured movie is, Toy Soldiers

Made in 1991, Toy Soldiers stars Sean Austin as Billy Tepper, one of the many students at the Regis School. The Regis is an all male boarding school and is home to many rebellious and previously expelled boarding school boys. Unfortunately for the Regis boy's many of their parents are well known folks and have prominent jobs, which is now the cause of trouble for them. 

When a Columbian drug kingpin is placed behind bars, his terrorist son takes the Regis School hostage in the hopes of freeing his father. The Regis School is home to the district judge's son but once he arrives realizes that his son has already been moved. Seeing the opportunity to still reach his goal he decides to hold the entire school under siege until his demand of his father's release. 

What he doesn't know is that this rag tag team of boys isn't so willing to be held hostage. The boys ban together to fight for freedom. In the mean time, on the outside their parents are using all of their powers to get their individual children out. 

This has an all star cast of people who later when on to become very famous. If you haven't see this movie, go out and get it! 

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Meet the Pom

I want a teddy bear pomeranian... hardcore. I think it all sparked from this little guy...
That's Jiggy the pomp with his owner, Real Housewife of Beverly Hills Lisa Vanderpump. Isn't he freaking adorable?!? I just want to squeeze him, he's so cute. 

I mean for real, who wouldn't want that little guy? Can we say ADORABLE! 

So now the real journey begins, I'm on a quest to get a pom. I won't be able to get one for a little while longer but the moment I can, it's definitely going to be a jiggy look a like. Which I think I'd like to call Bacon.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Top 2 Tuesday

Things you've learned from your parents or grandparents. 
Go for what you want! This is one of the many things I've learned from my mother.  She's been my cheerleader from day one. On days that I was tired, disgruntled, had no motivation she kept pushing me. She instilled in me the strength, determination and drive to always go for what you want the most. To keep trying and to never give up. 

(gramps in his hayday)
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. My grandpa was probably one the nicest people you could ever meet. He grew up in the depression and lived a hard life. He understood that everyone was and could be going through challenging situations. He treated everyone with kindness, respect and dignity. In February of 2006 he passed away and it still feels like yesterday. He taught me a lot without me realizing it. 

Monday, February 21, 2011

It's Just a Little Hole...

I'm 26 years old and in June I'll be another year older. I think I am probably in an elite club of grown adults who have never had their ears pierced. Yes, you read that right. I have never had my ears pierced. It's not that I'm afraid of needles because they don't bother me at all. It isn't because I was scared. It wasn't because I was allergic to certain metals and there was no lack of places in town to have them done. 

I just never had them pierced. I've never had anything pierced for that matter. I always thought about getting the upper part of my ear pierced (in like the 90's) but just never went through with it. Lately though, I've really been thinking about going and having my ears pierced. I mean why not? But then I start thinking about what if I don't like them? Then I'll be stuck with that little scar on each ear. What if I rub my ears so much their always blood red? Or what if I can't sleep with them in for the odd number of weeks you can't take them out? Ekk! See what I mean about my dilemma? Haha! 

So the question is should I just go out and have it done? I see cute earrings all the time that I'd love to get and wear. I think about how great it would be to have pierced ears on holidays so I could have something festive or pretty hanging from my ears in pictures. Hmmm....maybe I should just bite the bullet and go have it done. I could get to wear all these beauties...

I know one thing is for sure, my bank account is definitely appreciating the fact that I don't have them pierced.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Theater Thursday

This week's featured movie for Theater Thursday is Monkey Trouble

Monkey Trouble stars Thora Birch as young girl Eva. One day while visiting her father she comes across Dodger the monkey. Eva takes Dodger and keeps him a secret from her mother and step father. However, Eva realizes she's in over her head once she realizes that Dodger has been trained to steal valuables from people. 

The whole time Dodger's real owner has been looking for him. He's been missing out on the cash and goods that he steals for him and he's willing to do anything to get Dodger back. 

It's a classic 1990's movie with a few surprising twists. 

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wednesday Love

This is my first time linking up to What I'm loving Wednesday! 

I'm loving the fact that I got an interview for the radio host position!!!! That's right everyone, I had an interview this week for the job and I hope to hear something soon. Either way, I was really excited that they took the time to interview me. Thanks for all the support!

I'm also loving these...

Have you ever had a pierogie? They are amazing! I'm addicted to them. I love their 4 cheese blend, they are pure heaven. Try them! 

I'm also hardcore loving some 80's television shows! 
Matt Houston

I just can't get enough of all those detective shows. Love them! There's nothing better, they just don't make them like they use to! 

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

To Vlog or Not to Vlog?

To vlog or not to vlog? That is the question. Wait, maybe I should clarify just incase not everyone knows what that term is. Vlog is slang for video blogging. In a video blog you actually get to see and hear the person speak. Usually, they're short video's and often focus on a certain topic. 

I keep hearing and seeing everyone do video blogs but I've never done one. When I sit and think about doing one, I never know what to say. I know that sometimes when I see a video blog on someone's page that I follow I get pretty excited because I'll be able to put a voice to their face. Sooo.....

Should I do a video blog and if so what should I talk about? If you have any ideas or want to ask me some questions to answer in a video blog please ask!! If not it'll basically turn into a giant ramble and no one wants that! 

Monday, February 14, 2011

A Rock n' Roll Night & Giveaway Winners

This past weekend was a rocking good time! Saturday night, I went out and saw an Elvis Tribute Show featuring Dwight Icenhower. He gave a really great performance and I got the chance to meet him after the show. 
He surprised me in the fact that his voice sounded so much like Elvis! Check him out on youtube! I tried uploading one of mine but blogger is having some issues apparently. After the show, when I got to meet him, I realized that even his normal speaking voice sounded a lot like Elvis as well. 

Sunday my giveaway ended. Thank you to everyone who entered! I used to pick the winners and they are...
will be receiving A Connecticut Christmas and Brides of the Empire

will be receiving Florida Weddings and Maine Brides. Congrats ladies! Please send me your mailing information so I can get them shipped out! 

I have some pretty awesome information to share but I can't until tomorrow! Ahhhh! Happy Valentines Day everyone!

Saturday, February 12, 2011


Don't forget to enter my giveaway, it ends tomorrow night! 

Is it just me or am I the only one who constantly knows what time it is? Maybe it's because lately my life has been revolving around the time. Working crazy hours of the day can put you on a serious time crunch. Everyday is packed from the moment my eyes open till the moment that they close. 

On my days off from work I try to never look at the clock. I don't want to know what time it is. I just want to relax, catch up on errands that I've missed during the week and hang out. Last week on my off days I left the house once. Yes, only once and it was to go to the grocery store. If I hadn't needed food then I probably wouldn't have left at all. It was pretty awesome not to have to wake up at the crack of dawn and start running around with my list of things to get done. Instead I just lounged around in pajama pants while watching reruns of Matlock. 

You know what I want to do on my days off this week? The exact same thing. However, I do have some exciting things to take care of though... I'll fill you in on Monday. 

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Theater Thursday

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It's Thursday and that means it's time for another edition of Theater Thursday! This week's featured movie is Girls Just Want to Have Fun.

Girls Just Want to Have Fun stars Sarah Jessica Parker, as the new girl in school Janey Glenn. Growing up with her dad in the military Janey is use to moving around, now that her dad is retired they've finally settled down in Chicago. 

To Janey's delight Chicago is the home of her favorite dance television show, Dance TV. After Janey confesses her love of dancing to her new friend Lynne (Helen Hunt), she accompanies her to open auditions for the show. Once there they get paired up with a partner to try to make it through the rounds to become the newest dance regular for the show. Janey gets partnered up with a great dancer named Jeff (Lee Montgomery) and from there their chemistry sparks. 

There's a catch though... Janey's dad doesn't want her to dance or have fun or be on television, so when he learns of her misbehavior he enforces a strict set of rules causing Janey to decide which is more important: dancing or always following the rules. 

Girls Just Want to Have Fun is a classic 1980's movie!  Watch it! 

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

My Mom Always Told Me...

When you want something in life, you should go for it. 

No matter how unattainable you think it may be, go for it! I believe you have to try. If you don't then you may always wonder what if and I'm sorry but life is too short to wonder. 
A weeks ago, I was online looking at local jobs. I came across a radio personality spot for the hottest channel and morning show and it instantly sparked my curiosity to apply. I typed up my cover letter, put my resume in the envelope and mailed it. I figured what's the harm in applying. I may lack experience in radio but I've got enough wit and enough personality to hang with the best of them. Plus... hello, it would be so much fun! 

As the days since apply keep ticking by, I'm seeing that they may not be calling me. I mean I get that I have no experience in radio but I do have other qualifications. I did earn a 4 year degree from Marshall University. I'm a home town girl and know the city! I'm up on pop culture, current events, social networking outlets (hello have you seen my tweets?) and I've got the gift of the gab. I can make conversation with the wall if I needed to. Doesn't all that count for something? 

I once heard about a man who stood on a street corner with all his qualification wrote down on a sign and asking for a job. When it came to the end of the day, he'd got over 100 job inquires and multiple offers. Currently it's too cold outside or I'd seriously consider going over and standing outside their offices with a poster board telling them how rad I really am. I'm not above pulling a  John Cusack circa Say Anything for something I want. 

So here's the deal. WKEE if you ever read this, call me for an interview! I may not look the greatest on paper in the experience department but a resume says nothing when it comes to personality, dependability, drive and social skills! 
Want to help me score an interview? Get ahold of them and tell them how awesome I am! You can reach them via twitter, or facebook !

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A Big Ole' Boycott

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(The Donald feels my pain)
With Valentines Day on the horizon, I keep seeing everyone talk about love and this years upcoming Valentines. Well I say, BLAH! I don't think I've ever had one memorable, earth shattering Valentines day. For real. I'm really thinking back here and coming up with all bad Valentines Day memories. Let's recap a few shall we? We shall...

The 1st eventful Valentines day that I can actually remember, I was in 7th grade. I went to a private christian academy for middle school and they were holding a dinner for couples. Well a boy who by the way was at least in 9th grade (the school was all grades) asked me to go. I got ready, we went and from what I can remember I found the person sitting next to me more interesting than my actual date. The one photo that was taken was over exposed so I didn't even get a keepsake from the night. FAIL

The 2nd eventful Valentines day was a few years ago. Myself and two other girls spent it together. We got dressed up and the plan was to go to dinner and then head to a dance place. Well one person took forever and when I say forever I mean like foreverrrr (think the Sandlot) to get ready. Needless to say we ended up at a fast food joint because by the time we went to every restaurant the wait was 2 hours. Plus someone couldn't wait to go dancing. The night dragged on and all I wanted to do was go to sleep and go home. FAIL

The 3rd Valentines day massacre came when I was in a serious relationship. I curled my hair (not an easy task), we went out to eat and then he wanted to go to some pool table place. Well it turns out he didn't want there to play pool it was because they were having some kind of girls performance there. I can't remember what it was but it was along the lines of a wet t-shirt contest. Well I found this out about midway through the evening and was livid. I got my coat, walked out and started walking home. Only after his friend (who had shown up) told him it probably wasn't the greatest idea that I walk home alone, did he follow. Gosh, he was such a loser. FAIL

And finally for my last night Valentines Day memory nightmare lane, the fact that I can't remember at all what I did this time last year for the "holiday". I was single by then so who knows. I probably worked and then came home to my pajamas and watched tv. FAIL

This year on Valentines Day I won't be working but... I have no plans, no valentine and no motivation. I think that calls for a boycott. 

Monday, February 7, 2011

A Fail & A Hopeful Week Win!

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While cheese heads around the world were uniting in the Super Bowl victory, I was having an epic Super Bowl fail. I had been a glutton all day long at work. We had brought in tons of food and desserts for the Super Bowl party at work. Well what happens when you're at work for 12 hours looking at a mountain of food? You eat it... all day long. By the time 9pm had rolled around I felt so sick from eating that I went to sleep. I even missed the half-time show! 

Oh well, maybe next year I can keep the eye lids open! 

As for this week, it's another week of counting down to March. I'm waiting to hear some big news and until then I feel like I can't really make vacation plans. I am however, planning another trip up to Pittsburgh to see my bff Kristin. Woohoo! Can't wait! 

Something else I'm excited for.... on Saturday I'll be seeing A Heart That's True featuring Dwight Icenhower. 

Dwight is one of the only Elvis tribute artists to work full time and has been recognized by Graceland. I'm a big fan of Elvis and his music so I'm excited to see the show! 

Saturday, February 5, 2011

A Book Giveaway!

Last year I read 45 books, this year my goal is to read 50. I love books, all kinds of books. So without further ado it's...
I thought I'd share my love of reading! I'm giving away the following books:

One lucky winner will receive A Connecticut Christmas & Brides of the Empire. A second winner will receive Maine Brides and Florida Weddings. All four of these books are Christian Romance. So two people are going to have some great books to read! 

How to enter? 
Leave a comment telling me you follow my blog (mandatory)
For an extra entry follow me on twitter
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For an extra entry follow my travel site

Two lucky winners will be chosen randomly. This giveaway ends on Sunday, February 13th at 9:00pm est. Good luck!! 

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Theater Thursday

It's Thursday and that means it's time for another edition of Theater Thursday! After professing my love for all 80's movies yesterday, I decided to mix it up with something new for this week's movie pick- I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell

Before I give my review of the movie, let me preface it by saying that I do not condone sexual harassment, bullying or sexism in any way shape or form in the real world. I have also not read Tucker Max's book in which this movie was based on. 

This week I sat down and watched the movie I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell. If you haven't seen or heard about this movie then let me give you the basics. Tucker Max (Matt Czuchry) is a law school student who cares little about people or things. He enjoys drinking, getting laid and telling it like how he sees it. He hits on women every chance he gets and is on a quest to sleep with a little person stripper. During his best friend's bachelor party, him and his two friends get separated and the night turns into a who will survive the night sober and safe situation. The events that take place on the night of the bachelor party, Tucker is forced to face some of the consequences of his actions, for possibly the first time in his life... ever. 

Personally, I laughed out loud. I thought the movie was hilarious. He tells it like he sees it (even though some of it is entirely inappropriate) and he makes no apologies. I know that he's controversial but I really did find the movie interesting because I knew there were guys still out there who think they can live their life this way. Tisk tisk...

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Why I wish my life was a 1980's movie...

Let's admit it, if you've ever seen one of my Theater Thursday post then you already know that I'm a big fan of films from the 1980's. I can't help it. I just can't get enough of them. Most of them are light and fun and everything ends up OK in the end. So without further ado, the top 5 reasons why I love 80's movies and wish my life was one of them.
1. The Guys
Hello... have you seen 16 Candles? Jake Ryan is adorable. Then you've got Matthew Broderick via Ferris Bueller's Day Off, a teenage Patrick Dempsey in Can't Buy Me Love, Emilio Estevez in the Breakfast Club and no 1980's movie would be complete without John Cusack. All of the men are funny, confident and let's be honest... cute! 

2. Grand Gestures
Driving all night to get to the one you love. Standing outside with a boom box over their head. Getting on a plane and flying across the world. Undertaking huge endeavors to be with the one you love. Spilling your guts out in front of complete strangers and wearing your heart on your sleeve in the hopes of getting your feelings reciprocated. Who wouldn't want someone to do one of these things? 

3. The Guy Always Get's the Girl and vice versa
The guy/girl always ends up with the one they've been chasing. Usually, one of the fore-mentioned grand gestures takes place allowing it to happen. Pretty In Pink is a prime example of this. She goes to the prom thinking she's done with the boy and the boy makes the grand gesture of getting his toxic friends out of his life to end up with her. 

4. Awesome Music
Every 80's movie has got great music backing it up. It would be like walking around with theme song after theme song supplying the background to your life. Every time I hear, Don't You Forget About Me, I instantly picture Judd Nelson fist pumping. And when I hear Danger Zone, I can't get Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer's volleyball playing abs out of my head from Top Gun. Then you've got movies like Flashdance and Footloose who's whole soundtracks are amazing! 

5. The Antics
No matter what they were always getting into something crazy. Never a dull moment! 
So my question to all of you, what's your favorite 1980's movie?