Monday, August 18, 2008


as soon as i get a picture of the infamous dress, i will post it (for those who care). here are some of my favorites from my camera in the meantime!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

master of stairs!

so. my mom's townhouse is 3 wonderful stories. now we live on the top two floors of a 3 story house. needless to say, there have been a LOT of stairs in the last week. runs up. runs down. loads car. unloads car. runs up. runs down. rinse. repeat. collapse

we are going to have buns of steel. maybe not six-flight-walk-up buns of steel. but close. hopefully.

Monday, August 11, 2008


so i needed a dress. badly. i have a wedding sunday and a wedding in september. i also had to retire my favorite party dress, the teal silk number that i loved SO much. countless weddings, parties, special nights out. anything. and it was one of those things where i was just shopping with Tash and we just stumbled on it at Goldy+Mac on 5th in Park Slope. It was $160, more than I ever paid for a dress, let alone a dress I didn't "need".

So 20 pounds later, my boobs are spilling out of the top and the zipper is tres unhappy. oh well, such is life.

today, i finally went dress shopping. thanks to kiwi, i knew nordstroms was a good place to go. so after work, i headed over to where i thought nordstroms was and walked up to neimans. oops. close, but no cigar. i can't afford neimans, i don't really like lord and taylor, barney's was out of the question, sadly. so off to saks! my $100-$200 budget was upped to $200-$300, and i tried on some chinese laundry, BCBG, even Juicy, no luck. I did like some of the BCBG pieces, but they just didn't have enough selection. so across the the sky walk to the mall to try my luck there.

and lo and behold! a BCBG store! they had a great selection and i tried on about 7 dresses and like three of them, but REALLY liked this one knit dress that showed off my legs and hid all the soft bits (but still made my boobs look good, natch). $320. sigh, out of my price range, but i really liked the dress. i knew that if i wore it half as much as the teal silk one, it would be more than worth it. but $320 for a dress. we just bought a house; josh would not be pleased.

i walked up to the register, bracing myself for the hefty total. "this is a great dress!" the saleslady said. "it's right off the runway and there were only a certain number made. also, only 12 BCBG stores carry it. it's a great find!" i nodded, happy to know i was at least getting a limited edition dress.
"so," she continued, "with the 70% off and then the 20% off of that, the total is $76."


Friday, August 08, 2008

totally hot

even mccain's mom thought the barack/britney/paris ad was a little forced.

when the funnyordie guys saw it, they had paris on the phone about 3 hours later. nice job, funnyordie guys!

See more Paris Hilton videos at Funny or Die

Thursday, August 07, 2008


i love good commercials. when i see a well thought out, well executed ad, i appreciate all the time that went into thinking that up, pitching it, honing it, and designing and implementing the visuals. there have been a few commercials that have caught my eye, and the really, really good ones are rare. some of the AX ones are good (the mom with her button flying off - "oops!"), the gum one where they want you to "chew anther piece already", ones where celebs really make fun of themselves....

here is one that is simple, effective, and funny.

what are some of your favorite commercials?

Monday, August 04, 2008

change of address

after 3 failed offers, 3 real estate agents, 7 towns, countless weekends sacrificed to open houses, hours and hours and hours and hours and hours and HOURS of discussion (mostly when josh wanted to be sleeping), dozens of phone calls to real estate agents, mortgage brokers, house inspectors and lawyers, thousands of hours of website searching (i am not exaggerating, it was like a second job), tears, tantrums, movers, storage units, more open houses, miles and miles logged in the car, getting lost (and found), MORE discussions, one more offer, another inspection, a 5 figure check, a 6 figure check, keys, and champagne.