Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Comfy Shoes Mission

I am on a mission to find comfy shoes. I'm not sure what is my problem, my back, neck, and feet hurt so I'm assuming comfy yet proper supporting shoes would help me alleviate and eliminate these problems. I'm tired of being in pain. I'll get back to you all when I find out more on this subject.

A Mellow Time Had By All

This is what I like to do most Tuesday nights. Mellow Mike is what we call it. It started last fall of '08 and has been going strong since. MM has endured some changes but the general feel has lasted throughout.

When I was away at college there was this neat little coffee shop, super simple, but had lots of personality. I started to go there all the time and enjoyed what went on there, some informal music and readings. I liked how it was an option instead of going uptown to the bars. I would get a caramel macchiato or a cafe latte and sit down either to chit chat with friends, study, and enjoy the different readings and music. I begged and posted on the local blog about getting something going. There were other people that wanted this to happen so the lady that started the blog began by holding MM and being in charge of it. She is still doing it today. We're at a different location, we used to be at the Ivy's Cafe, but because of it being upstairs and that being their only room so when a large party would book it we'd have to move. Now we're at the Ligonier Tavern and have the whole front room to ourselves.

People come and play guitar, keyboard, Indian flutes, sitar, drums, etc. and everyone else sings their hearts away. We have Mellow Mike books with the tunes in them, though the book keeps changing, that are placed around the different tables. It's an intimate gathering with tables and chairs cozied up to one another. There's a fire place beside the performing area where we've had music go up in flames. The restaurant manager welcomes us with open arms and keeps the drinks flowing along with the food.

For my boyfriend and I it is our night out.

Monday, January 25, 2010

This Made My Night

Look at all the expressions...they need captions.

My Romance With Cupcakes

This year I have realized that I have a love, that love is cupcakes. There's something about them that is just so special. I'm not big on sweets, let alone cake, but give me a cupcake and honey I will be basking in it. I adore how cute they are. Something that is small, round, and can be consumed in a few bites if you want to savor it or one single bite if you wish to devour it just is so special. I like how the icing can be any color imaginable and fun confetti can be added.

When I was at the local grocery store the other day, I went down only for some milk and scavenged for cappuccino coolers and came up empty handed, I came out with a container of cupcakes. They just were sitting so pretty, 3 each vanilla and chocolate. They are even Valentines Day cupcakes, the confetti is little red, pink, and white hearts.

Guess what I enjoyed when I came home from work... :-D

Thursday, January 21, 2010

I See Rude People by Amy Alkon

A friend of mine lent me the book because we are always talking about manners and how they used to matter. Well, to some of us they still do and that is what the book is about.

I like how Amy describes her experiences with the rude people and how she handled it. She has dealt with car thieves, telemarketers, rude children with rude parents, cell phone abusers, and more. She encourages people to call others out on their rude behaviors and bring standards back.

The way she writes is as if she has been a friend for years and you are reliving those moments. It is aggressive and pro-active in advice and experiences. Amy has received lots of heat for her words and actions. She definitely has chutzpah.

I read the book in a day. It was one of those ones that you just enjoy.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A little birdie and Iphone

I was just messaged on my Droid by my good friend telling me that the Iphone is coming to Verizon!!!! I have the Droid because I cannot stand AT&T and will never ever use them again. My experience has been years ago, but they were horrible. I had so many issues. One of the issues was getting a phone that apparently didn't work in my town ?! I even did the online thingy where you put in your zip code etc. We had issues with customer service, billing, and contracts. They are a nightmare to say the least.

I am beyond happy that I will finally get to have my Mac fix in the cell phone category. I already have a MacBook and love it dearly. I am a Macgirl for life! Although I am happy with my Droid, I probably will splurge for the Iphone :) I'm a techie and just love the latest. For Christmas I got the Ipod Touch and played on it all the time. I love the set up!

You can check out the article for yourself here

Friday, January 8, 2010

My growing collection of Wade whimsies. I love searching for them. Never know which ones you'll find. I've been lucky I've had people find them and give them to me.

Monday, January 4, 2010

The Playroom into Library

I have started off the new year with a BANG! The one room that I had been wanting to tackle has been tackled and hard.

What used to be the "Play Room" or place where we housed toys and junk is now changing into a library/music library and exercise room. I have gone through the old books, kept what I love or care to revisit, ditched the ones that I thought someone else could enjoy and threw away junk, old papers, and gave away lots.

This is all thanks to the wonderful boyfriend that I have in my life. He knows how I love a tidy and organized house. Contrary to what it usually is my style and habit are pretty Type A and everything has a home and is in it's place.

As a child I had a sparkling room. I actually enjoyed cleaning and making sure everything was tidy. People were amazed. College came and schedules got hairy. I tend to throw things on the floor in my bedroom, mainly clothes, when I have a hectic life. When life slows down all is in reorder. I have come to the realization that less is more. That pertains to my wardrobe, food, material possessions, etc. Less also makes it easier to clean and maintain.

Back to the room- I'm thrilled to see it taking shape. My goal is to use what I already and have and make new use of things that I wouldn't have thought I could use in my decorating scheme.

Cheers to cleaning and organizing. You can then enjoy your home better!