Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Eleven years have passed since I saw JK Rowling on Rosie. A lot has changed (including Rosie). Today, the novelty of Harry Potter is gone. I know every character, every place, most of the spells, and how the story ends. Nonetheless, last night at the Midnight premiere of the Deathly Hallows Part One, my heart was pounding as the movie opened with the meeting of the Death Eaters at Malfoy Manor. I cried when certain sad things happened that I don't want to give away for those of you who I am still holding out will one day pick up the books. I laughed at Fred, George, and Ron. I clenched my fists and held my breath and even screamed a bit...on the inside. Harry gets me every time, and the Deathly Hallows Part One was NO EXCEPTION.
With all of the books published, and only one movie premiere left, there isn't much left to discover in the amazing world of Harry Potter. But, for me, there is still nothing better in the world than a day spent just enjoying the greatness that is Harry. I may be hallucinating (I'm so tired today because I am an old woman who can't stay up past 11:00 pm on a weeknight), but I still feel the same magic I felt when I opened that first book at the recommendation of Rosie O'Donnell in 1999. And, I am having yet another amazing day because of it. Everyone, do yourself a favor and go see Deathly Hallows, or rent any HP movie, or better yet, start reading the books. Rosie O'Donnell and I both promise, you will not regret it.
I love the boy who lived,
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
The home is suffering from a damaged bathroom sub floor. The source of this damage was a leaking AC that was fixed in early October, but left a lovely little reminder known as: water damage. The story goes like this: I decided to get new tile. I went to Home Depot, and picked out new tile. Then I scheduled it to be installed. A plumber came out and unhooked my toilet. He put the toilet in my bath tub and planned to come back the next day to take it out. The tile guys arrived. They tore out my old tile. They found a very large section of rotted sub floor. They couldn't put in the tile. The toilet remained in the tub. Two contractors, one plumber, and one insurance adjuster later...I am now scheduling to have my tub removed, my sub floor replaced, my entire tub surround replaced, new baseboard put in, and, you guessed it, new tile. Hopefully, this will all be done by Turkey Day. Most likely, it will not be done till Christmas. Just kidding, but not really, I'm a pessimist. What have I learned from this? The showers at lifetime fitness aren't that bad. And, I really love my home insurance.
Do painted nails make you happy? ME TOO... BUT are you sick and tired of your nail polish chipping 3 days after your manicure? ME TOO. It wasn't hard to talk me into paying 15 more dollars for my manicure to have the "Shellac" process. What is this process you ask? I am going to tell you.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
I love vests. You would think I was a hunter, I wear so many vests. I was driving to work today, in my vest, and I started thinking about my obsession with the vest. I feela little manly loving vests so much, but I have to remind myself that the vest is no longer just a part of the 3-piece suit. (Can I say the word vest one more time? I am on my OWN nerves right now.)
If you are still reading, I promise to limit my “vest” term usage from here on out…if possible. Here are some vest trends I am loving.
The Fur Vest. I DIE:
Rachel Zoe made a name for the faux-fur vest while keeping PETA happy the entire time. Her faux fur vests sell for under $100 on the QVC website/network.
The Puffer Vest. Another favorite of mine. Let’s say you had a few too many and some late night food the night before? Put on a puffer. Not only will you hide your bloat,you will still look stylish and you most definitely will be comfy. Oh dear, now everyone knows my “puffer wearing” secret. Next time you see me in a puffer, please don’t automatically assume I ate/drank too much:
The $425 Moncler Puffer. Most recently, Sarah Jessica Parker was seen cruising the streets of Manhattan with this on. My body needs this:
Gold Puffer, by GAP
The coolest vest. My favorite, and on my body today:
Isn’t this the best?
Ron Burgundy can have lamp, because I LOVE VEST. Hope your holidays are full of cheer and maybe a new vest or two.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
I was going to hold off on posting this message, due to the nature of it's content and the fact that it may be old news, but I feel as though it's my civic duty. I have a public announcement to make: Mimi, formerly known as MARIAH CAREY, has a new CD out: "Merry Christmas II You" is now in stores.