Monday, August 31, 2009

Bus Ride

Many of you know I am still adjusting to my new commute. The bus ride
isn't too bad if there isn't much traffic and if they don't have the
AC on FULL BLAST the ENTIRE ride. It's not even hot outside. Just
sitting here freezing wishing the tap tapping of my fingers would warm
me up. :P

Daily Photo

Heading to the bank.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Blog Love


(as you know) I was on vacation last week and all I had for my blogging was my iPhone...which was great! But now it's back to a regular computer & my iPhone, oh boy!

As you can see I still managed to post quite a few pictures while I was away, but I had limited text to go with the photos. Maybe people like to see pictures more than the type anyway, but hopefully I'll have a nice balance from here on out.

I definitely felt this sentiment several times on my trip to Cape Cod.

And no I don't regularly hit up the
Forever 21 site, someone else pointed this out to me. :-)

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Lobster

Poor lil lobsta.
PS The Secret Life of Lobsters is a good book.

Mussels mama

Yummy! And after this it's lobster!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Pat & Suz

Father & Son

=]

Yacht Club

Drinks here tonight!

Bikini Bag

How cute is this? I have been using it a lot this week.
It was a bday gift from Maura. :)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Cape Cod Playhouse

My wonderful In Laws took us to see the play Moon Over Buffalo
tonight. Very funny and cute.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Lady Suz on Lady Martha

Vineyard Haven

We had a great walk around Edgartown and then checked out Vineyard
Haven. Now on bus back to Oak Bluffs.

Windy weather

High speed ferry

Ferry to Martha's Vineyard

Monday, August 24, 2009

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Pops in the Park

20th anniversary show.

Cape Cod Pops

Ready for the outdoor concert.

Picture by my mother in law. :)

Saturday Sand Dunes

At Nauset Beach

Michelle, Ma Belle

Tomorrow my friend Michelle is starting the cross country drive for her big move. She is heading for beautiful San Diego. Michelle is without a doubt one of the sweetest and most unselfish people I know. Me and Michelle at MS Benefit


White Skirt Night with Lacie, Laurisa & Sarah


Michelle & Ellen


With Andrea and Rachel at Penn State

Safe travels to you Mich and best of luck out in California. I hope to see you when I am out that way around Halloween. We will all miss you tons!!! Love ya!
PS ~ Good luck with any last minute packing.

Friday, August 21, 2009

On the Road

Our vacation has oficially started. We purposefully didn't start our drive until 10 PM in hopes of avoiding traffic. So far so good.
Sorry this is a boring post but it's my first one from my iPhone. It works. :)

HA HA

I've seen some of these posted as facebook status updates, so you might have seen them already. Some are pretty funny:



I wish Google Maps had an "Avoid Ghetto" routing option.


More often than not, when someone is telling me a story all I can think about is that I cant wait for them to finish so that I can tell my own story thats not only better, but also more directly involves me.


Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.


I don't understand the purpose of the line, "I don't need to drink to have fun." Great, no one does.



But why start a fire with flint and sticks when they've invented the lighter?


That's enough, Nickelback.


I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.


The letters T and G are very close to each other on a keyboard. This recently became all too apparent to me and consequently I will never be ending a work email with the phrase "Regards" again.


Is it just me, or are 80% of the people in the "people you may know" feature on Facebook people that I do know, but I deliberately choose not to be friends with?


Do you remember when you were a kid, playing Nintendo and it wouldn't work? You take the cartridge out, blow in it and that would magically fix the problem. Every kid in America did that, but how did we all know how to fix the problem? There was no internet or message boards or FAQ's. We just figured it out. Today's kids are soft.


There is a great need for sarcasm font.


How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?


I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.


Was learning cursive really necessary?


Lol has gone from meaning, "laugh out loud" to "I have nothing else to say".


I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.


Answering the same letter three times or more in a row on a Scantron test is absolutely petrifying.


Whenever someone says "I'm not book smart, but I'm street smart", all I hear is "I'm not real smart, but I'm imaginary smart".


How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear what they said?


I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars teams up to prevent a dick from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers!


Every time I have to spell a word over the phone using 'as in' examples, I will undoubtedly draw a blank and sound like a complete idiot. Today I had to spell my boss's last name to an attorney and said "Yes that's G as in...(10 second lapse)..ummm...Goonies"


What would happen if I hired two private investigators to follow each other?


While driving yesterday I saw a banana peel in the road and instinctively swerved to avoid it...thanks Mario Kart.


MapQuest really needs to start their directions on #5. Pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.


Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.


I find it hard to believe there are actually people who get in the shower first and THEN turn on the water.


Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.


I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.


Bad decisions make good stories.


You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you've made up your mind that you just arent doing anything productive for the rest of the day.


Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after DVDs? I don't want to have to restart my collection.


I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to.


"Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this ever.


While watching the Olympics, I find myself cheering equally for China and USA. No, I am not of Chinese descent, but I am fairly certain that when Chinese athletes dont win, they are executed.


I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.


I like all of the music in my iTunes, except when it's on shuffle, then I like about one in every fifteen songs in my iTunes.


Why is a school zone 20 mph? That seems like the optimal cruising speed for pedophiles...


As a driver I hate pedestrians, and as a pedestrian I hate drivers, but no matter what the mode of transportation, I always hate cyclists.


Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.


It should probably be called Unplanned Parenthood.


I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.


Even if I knew your social security number, I wouldn't know what do to with it.


My 4-year old son asked me in the car the other day "Dad what would happen if you ran over a ninja?" How the hell do I respond to that?


I wonder if cops ever get pissed off at the fact that everyone they drive behind obeys the speed limit.


The other night I ordered takeout, and when I looked in the bag, saw they had included four sets of plastic silverware. In other words, someone at the restaurant packed my order, took a second to think about it, and then estimated that there must be at least four people eating to require such a large amount of food. Too bad I was eating by myself. There nothing like being made to feel like a fat bastard before dinner.

Friday Flowers


Pretty impatiens on my walk to the bus stop. Yep, the suburbs are pretty.

Daily Photo


Portions of Broadway are now closed to traffic. I think it's great!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Uno

Just one more day of work before our Cape Cod vacation. Office building, I won't miss you too much.


Vacation to Do List:



  • Hang out with Husband

  • Read in the hammock and sunroom

  • Beach time at Nauset Beach

  • Bike Rail Trail

  • Long Run

  • Jigsaw puzzles

  • Martha's Vineyard day trip

  • Wedding present for Maura (sister in law) & Mike

  • Shopping

  • Hang out with In Laws

  • Plenty of eating (Beacon Room, Nauset Beach Club, and more!)


Daily Photo



I was on a little ticket spending spree yesterday ~ got Hiptix tickets to Bye Bye Birdie in October and After Miss Julie in November. Also purchased tickets to Straight No Chaser in December.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Book Club Love

Back in January of 2008 some friends and I started a Book Club. Okay, I will give credit where credit is due - I think Ginny started it. Of course some people have dropped out and we've also had some great additions to the club. Each month the host for the next month will select 3 books and everyone will vote on their favorite. That's how the book is chosen and it seems like a great method to me. We usually meet the last Sunday of every month.


Our first ever book was Eat, Pray, Love and our most recent book is Outliers. Some of my favorites have been Love in the Time of Cholera, The Other Boleyn Girl, The Glass Castle, Water for Elephants, Jane Eyre, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, and American Wife. The only book I have not read and finished is The Lace Reader (still sitting on my shelf, not sure if/when I'll ever pick that up again).


Our book club is very social and revolves around eating and drinking but also involves some questions and discussions of the book. I think we do a great job of selecting a variety of books (classics/new & memoirs/fiction, etc).


Right now our core group is Ginny, Andrea, Sarah, Devon, Simone, Erin, Melissa, and me. We all lived in Hoboken until I up and moved to the suburbs. Book Club is always worth the drive back to Hoboken on Sunday evening because I LOVE BOOK CLUB!!!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Half Marathon



I was lucky enough to run the New York Half Marathon with my friend Laurisa on Sunday. We started by running a loop of Central Park and then went through Time's Square and down the West Side Highway to Battery Park. A very memorable race. It was a hot day for such a long run but I had a great time. I was a bit worried to see the first water stations were out of (or almost out of) water & Gatorade...thankfully that was not the case for the entire race. We finished holding hands - red faced and feeling accomplished. :-)

DOH!




Note to self, if you leave home at 9 am for the beach, don't even think you'll be there by 10 am. You will arrive at 12 noon after sitting in 3 hours of traffic.




Once you are there you will be happy to meet up with friends and soak up the sun. Sean & Mary Clare...
And eating at Surf Taco never hurts!!






Friday, August 14, 2009

1 week excitement!




It's Friday! Seeing Time Traveler's Wife tonight. Then grabbing a drink.


Tomorrow is a beach day- Sea Girt on the Jersey Shore.


Sunday is the NY Half Marathon. 13.1 miles here I come!


Tuesday my hubby gets his CFA exam results.


Wednesday is Michelle's Happy Hour (sadly she's moving to CA...but good for her!).


Next Friday evening my vacation begins. One glorious work week plus two weekends!! Heading to the Cape.




Turtle Scratch


My good friend started a card shop recently on etsy. She actually made a custom card for me. It's an engagement card for a couple on a pair of Segways- can't get any more custom than that! She has cute "Love you" "Happy Fall" and "Congrats" cards and more. Check them out at www.turtlescratch.etsy.com

First Post

Why did I start a blog? It seems like everyone is doing it these days. I don't exactly have anything important to say...we'll see how this goes.
I chose the name Love Each Other because it's a good motto and it has special meaning to me. My paternal grandmother's name was Leonora (leo) and I've grown up having my Dad sign letters and emails with LEO. Loving your spouse, child, sibling, parent, etc... we can all do a better job at loving each other.