Monday, July 16, 2007

Just a little Audrey to brighten the day!

“You can always tell what kind of a person a man really thinks you are by the earrings he gives you”

“My look is attainable. Women can look like Audrey Hepburn by flipping out their hair, buying the large sunglasses, and the little sleeveless dresses.”

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Being a card carrying member of Generation X (or is it Generation Y?), I have a penchant for internet surfing not unlike so many others out there...

As mentioned in previous posts, I have somewhat of an addiction towards Craigslist. Okay, its more than somewhat. I love it, need it, crave it. I suspect men in white jackets will be knocking at my door any minute to cart me away to rehab a la Britney Spears (minus the shaved head).

I usually browse for whatever strikes my fancy that day. Job hunting has finally (thank god!) been replaced by apartment hunting which can be a task all in itself. When my brain starts getting too boggled, I decide to look through the more ridiculous options on there. Did you know there is an entire section devoted to carpooling? The only place I haven't ventured is into the discussion board. Discussion boards can be a volatile and emotional area for all involved, I just don't care enough to read 20 pages of people fighting over which video game is better. Sometimes for a laugh I will skim through the discussion topics. Haiku anyone? Imagine THAT's a real debate topic right there, folks.

Anyoo, back to the topic at hand. Today, I stumbled across something that truly got to me. Now brace yourselves here and please remember I am your friend and not some weird creepy internet weirdo...

I spent like 45 minutes browsing through the "missed connection" section! *gasp* *faint* *sigh*

I know, I can't believe I'm admitting to it either. I went in there out of sheer curiosity, wanted to see what it was all about and what kind of people would actually post things in there...and ya know what? it tugged at me a bit. Despite the sarcastic and cynical outlook I typically have on life, the missed connections site called out to my inner hopeless romantic.

If you've never seen this part of Craigslist, this is a section where people go in and post about a missed connection they had, so something like : "I saw you at Starbucks wearing the pink shirt and we chatted for a few minutes, I wish I had gotten the chance to ask for your number, your smile made my day". Then someone can respond via email and hopefully a connection is made.

I'm not quite sure why this intrigued me so much, but I read through a bunch of them and it was really heart warming in a way. It wasn't a bunch of people asking for one night stands and raunchy sexual innuendos, it was honest people humbly coming forward searching for opportunity. First off, I think its nice because hey, if I'm taking the time to get dressed, do my hair, put on makeup, wear a cute outfit and be generally polite in public to people, then girlfriend should be getting a shout out somewhere...also, with all the corruption and dishonesty in this world, the boys who lie, cheat and are generally just poopy, its nice to be reminded there are still decent human beings out there...

I dunno, maybe I'm just a big, mushy nerd but this whole thing just reminded me so much of a fateful, ABC family, You've Got Mail type of situation, no?

Plus....admit it, how much would you be like OMG if you found yourself on there and some guy was boasting about how beautiful you were and how you made his day?

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

I'm suddenly having flashbacks of the Vitamin C Graduation song "as we go on, we remember....all the times we, had together..."

Here's the thing. I graduated in December. Its been like 8 months since I donned the cap and gown and did the diploma thing but only know is it starting to sink in, my time in Florida is ending. I leave for Boston in 9 days. My apartment is in complete disarray, I'm living out a suitcase and I'm having a moving sale this weekend to get rid of furniture and excess *crap* for a lack of a better word, that won't be making the move.

I just can't believe its here.

There were so many times when I swore up and down I would never ever like Florida. I cursed myself and my family for making this decision, shot dirty looks at the red necks and country bumpkins and vowed I'd be back north before I knew it. Now, as the calendar days are counting down and the one marked with a big red circle is fastly approaching, I find myself incredibly sad and nostalgic about everything.

Florida and Florida State University have provided me with some of the best memories I've ever had. Regardless of the nastiness of Tennessee St and the complete and utter lack of shopping found in Governors Sq Mall, my life has been profoundly touched by the countless hours spent at Bullwinkle's, Po Boys, Waldemar and on campus. I've met the love of my life here, realized my dream of teaching here and so much more. There is a cliched saying, "I didn't go to college to find my husband, I came to find my bridesmaids". And that I did (okay now the tears are going to start, so just stop reading now if you could care less about the emotional aspects of my life).

My whole life I was an only child. Since being in Florida, I gained sisters. Beyond the greek letters and the stereotypical sorority labels, I found true blue (light and dark blue!)life-long, can't live without them, sisters. You know how I know they are true sisters to me? They love and accept me regardless. Through all the opinionated rants, gossip fueled, late night phone calls, tyrannical nagging, clothes stealing, bitchy, eye rolling times (all on my behalf- whooops), these girls have been there.

In 9 days, I will be making the 22 hour drive from Tallahassee, FL to Boston, MA and its going to be a dousy. As I cross over the Mason-Dixon line, I will be quietly ending one chapter of my life and begin writing the next. However, I know, without a doubt, like any real writer...I will be sure to go back every once and a while and relive all that I wrote...

Saturday, July 7, 2007

well here it is, the rare and elusive weekend blog post. I don't think I've ever done one during the weekend?

I figured I need to keep it updated for all the adoring fans out there (ha!) seriously though, I want to say thank you to everyone whose been keeping up with it and told me they've enjoyed it...I really appreciate that and it only makes me want to blab even more!

first on the list... paula abdul. Has anyone seen her new show on bravo? gurrrlll, you need some SERIOUS help. She is so wacked out. Therapy, a lobotamy, something. Whatever drugs she's taking, I want some. Watching her show is like watching a car accident, there are times when I wince at what shes saying, its sooo awkward, I want to just reach through the television and help a sister out. On the plus side, although her stylist seems like an absolute moron, she does have some really cute clothes and she drives my dream car (the White Range Rover...aawwww love). I just hope Paula can pull her ish together and work it, because I'd hate to see such a legend go down in flames the way she is.

The countdown to the move is like 2 weeks...holy shit. I'm moving to Boston 2 weeks from today. And what am I doing at noon on a Saturday? Sitting on my couch, watching America's Next Top Model marathon and getting ready to go lay out by the pool. haaaa I'm seriously such a terrible packer. I made an honest effort last weekend. The result? One box is packed, and its dvds I moved from my shelf to the box on the floor right next to the shelf...

oh well, whats a girl to do? This girl is gonna lay by the pool, drink daquiris and enjoy the last 2 weeks of florida sunshine she's gonna have for a longggggg time :)

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Happy 4th!

It is almost the 4th and it is making me nostalgic for all the 4th of July's spent at our family's house on the Cape...

going to the beach

evenings on the front porch

Saturday afternoons in town

summer just isn't summer without Cape Cod <3

next year I will be back there, I make it my mission.... until then, everyone have a happy safe 4th of July :)

Monday, July 2, 2007

It's July!!!

It's July! It's July!!!

I have been waiting months for July to come! and noooo, not because of the 4th (although, I guess as the gf of a deployed Marine, I should be celebrating our Independence?) but no, not the 4th...something MUCH bigger, MUCH better than any fireworks display or red,white and blue themed cook out.....

HARRY POTTER! Yes folks, I am putting it out there for all the world to see and read. I, Marie, am a fully devoted Harry Potter fan and July 2007 is like the month of alll months for Harry Potter fans. Not only do we have the movie coming out (July 11th) but book 7 as well (July 21st). While I'm not going to launch into a full diatribe about the amazingness of HP (yes, there is even a nickname we cool kids give him when in discussion), I will say I give JK Rowling such props. I'm sure she never thought a book about a boy who goes to wizardry school would become one of the most discussed, watched and read topics of the last decade. Her brilliant writing has people of all ages lined up outside Barnes n Nobles around the country for hours before each book release, many of whom rush home at 12:01am and commence a reading marathon until that last page is read.

Personally, I find myself in a moral debate whenever I'm reading the latest HP. They are so good and I'm so interested, I find myself reading it too quickly so I make myself put the book down and walk away only to return and pick it back up 5 minutes later. Its terrible. July 22nd you will find me pacing around my apartment, picking the book up, reading a page, putting it back down, picking the book up, reading..oh you get the point.

While I am not going to be one of the wackos dressed up at the movie in a wizards hat or bearing the lightening bolt scar of Voldemort, I must say once more (in a girlish squeal of delight) eeeeeeeeeeeek I am just so very excited!!!!!