Monthly Archives: February 2009

Overheard in New York – at dinner

Last week tbf and I went out to dinner and as we were getting our drinks and getting situated, two girls who were leaving walked by our table. They were talking about a friend of theirs who is very cheap. One of the girls was telling the other one that he is dating a girl who is bulimic. Apparently when this guy found out about his gf’s said condition he got really upset and wanted to stop taking her out to dinner from then on. The reason he wanted to stop taking her out wasn’t because she had an eating disorder, it was because he felt that taking her out to eat was a waste of his money.


T-Mobile Blackberry Commercial

So I really like this commercial for the new Blackberry Pearl flip phone. It’s cute. Has the same attitude as the AT&T Rollover Minutes commercials, which I also really like. Sarcastic and playful. Makes me smile.

Octo-mom very preggers

me: the most disgusting think I’ve seen all day……
Athena: ugh yeah
me: hahahahahahaha
you once sent me a video of a birth!
Pay back is a bitch
Athena: and WTF is up with her face
me: plastic surgery
isn’t that the grossest thing you’ve seen all day? :)
Athena: i can’t stop staring
me: hahahaha
close it
Athena: k

Frustrations at the gym

Well, here I am back in the gym. I’ve been working out very consistently for a month now and haven’t lost a single pound. I know everyone says not to look at the scale, but I also feel the same and my clothes are fitting the same. It’s frustrating. I’m eating well, I’m working out, I’m not eating out…and still I can not drop weight. It really bothers me. I know, everyone says I’m thin and look great, and I totally agree that I’m nowhere near overweight, but I would like to lose a little weight. Tone up some more. I have worked out for a really long time and always go to the gym pretty consistently. I go through phases where I don’t go often enough and these are often induced by my work life schedule. Right now things are calm and I’m spending a lot of time at the gym…but I’m just not noticing a difference. I’ll give it a couple more weeks and we shall see…

TBD I suppose.

My birthday weekend

So this weekend we (tbf, his sister and her husband) went up to CT to go skiing. We went night skiing again this year, like we did last year. Very fun. I’d have to say I think I did pretty well.

On Saturday afternoon we saw He’s Just Not That Into You. I really liked it. I was surprised that neither Drew Barrymore or Jennifer Aniston had very big parts in the movie. Come to think of it, neither did Ben Affleck. I really liked Justin Long in the movie. He ends up with this girl Gigi, who originally went on a date with his good friend. She was sort of stalking him and ended up talking to Justin Long’s character about it. Then, throughout the movie she would call him for advice on guys. At the beginning of the movie after talking to him she is telling her gf’s about it and tells them that all these girls they know who have a friend who (insert sweet story here) are just the exception and that she (and her immediate friends) are not the exception, they are the rule. At the end of the movie when Justin Long’s character kisses her she says, “I’m not the rule, I’m the exception.” to which he answers, “You’re my exception.” It is really sweet.

I have this theory that all guys are able to become the sweet, caring guy that every girl is looking for, he just has to find the right girl. I’ve always thought this. All guys will stop partying and being ridiculous for the right girl. When I started dating tbf he was not looking for a gf and didn’t want to date anyone. Here we are over a year later and he is the guy I thought didn’t exist. I am his exception. There are no real exceptions, but everyone has their match. Everyone will find that person who is just too good to let go and they will change. I really, really liked that line of the movie because I think it is so relatable and there is so much truth behind it.

The rest of the weekend was nice and relaxing. I knit another project, but I don’t have pictures of it yet. I will try to take some in the next couple of days to post.

Things I want:

-Over the ear headphones for work (“earbuds” don’t really stay in me ears since my ear canal is very small)
-A notebook with pink paper
-The book Runway Knits
-camel colored flat boots
-A Wii!!

Digital Tv Switch

I think it is amazing (and not in a good way) that people have been told for 2 years now that on Feb. 17th of 2009 their tv will switch over to digital broadcast. Now, I’m not sure why, but a large amount of the population seems not to have heeded this warning and gotten the converter boxes (or new tvs) that they needed to comply with this change. So what does that mean? That means Congress will push back the date from analog to digital broadcast.

In my opinion, the government should move forward with the changes as planned. Once the change is made, people will be forced to take action and all will be right in the world. If the govt pushes back the switch, people will continue to drag their feet, not be proactive (or active at al) and will not get the things they need to be able to watch tv. Now, I don’t see the problem with watching less tv, but whatever. Once the change is forced, people will take the action they’ve had 2 years to take. End of story, done.