Friday, March 30, 2007

Obviously Not Doing Work...

Okay, I never shop at American Eagle. I'm young, but the music is just too loud, smells too strong and I just don't enjoy their lines as much as I used to. However, today I was on the site and found two items that I *really* want. We'll see if I can get myself in there over the weekend... I'll keep you "posted". Ha. :)

Seen These?

Has anyone seen these? (Old Navy) I love them. :)

It's Finally Friday!

Wooohoooo! It's sunny here and supposed to be 50 degress by the afternoon and, it's FRIDAY. My boyfriend is supposed to be on his way here. He left at 4:30am to get to the airport on time, boarded the plane at 7:00am for a 7:30 departure and I just get a text message from him, "The plane is broken. They are turning it off and back on to see if the problem is fixed." Then another, "nope... we're stuck." I hope he makes it on time he's supposed to arrive in Vermont at 11:40... and I was going to take 1/2 day off but perhaps now I'll be working until the end of the day. Darn it.

My tennis team has their first ladder matches today to begin to establish who's playing where (singles, doubles, etc). I think they're all fairly nervous about it, but I'm excited. I'm curious to see how they do in "match-play". We haven't done any of that yet!

Not too big of plans for the weekend, other than - - hopefully- - hanging out with my boyfriend. We're going to take a ride on Saturday to see where he's working/living for the summer. It's about an hour away from my house. Sunday we may take a day-trip to NY to see my college tennis team play. I'm not sure if I'm ready for that though, none of my old teammates have ever seen my boyfriend and I together as a couple and I actually JUST told my college friends that we were dating... Did I ever tell you guys that my boyfriend was my assistant coach in college? No? Well, thats not allowed in case you didn't know and that's definitely a scandalous story for another day... :)

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, March 29, 2007

I Feel Like it's Friday

and I can't concentrate at work. Darn it. While I'm procrastinating getting someone worthwhile done I was on Target's website and came across these bags:

how much do you love them? I'm really close to clicking DONE SHOPPING and checking out, with BOTH of them. I love them. And about 28 other things that I don't need. *sigh*.

Spring Flings

I just wanted to say that I am loving everyone's posts recently. Thanks for making my morning so enjoyable! :)

On a different note... I haven't done my "Spring Shopping" yet and I would love any essentials you guys have for spring. A jacket, shoes, shirt, dress, etc. There are a ton of things I would love but I'm just looking for a few classic pieces that are FUN too!

Everyone Nose

Rumor has it the Olsens are thinking about getting new noses. They think theirs are too big. Obviously.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Meggings and Murses and Meels Oh My

Everyone knows about the Murse (the man-purse) but fashion-forwards are all talking about the hottest male fashion trends right now and Meggings (man-leggings) are all the rage in Milan at the moment. The next big thing? Meels (man-heels). I remember when cowboy boots gave men that little extra height but I can't wait to see if this predicted craze will have men everywhere in chunky heels or stilettos. Read more about it here.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Is it Friday Yet?

I hope everyone had a nice weekend! We had beautiful weather here for the first time in a *long* time! I spent the weekend getting orgazined for a summer basketball camp that I run. By run I mean all of the behind the scenes stuff (sign-ups, marketing, facilities, etc) I don't think I could teach someone a lay-up if my life dependended on it. I'll leave that to the experts!

I did get to go out and do a little shopping which I seriously have not done enough of yet! I got some pretty great things that I cannot wait to wear!

The sweater was on sale at Old Navy and is the perfect weight for spring, and the bathing suite... ah...I can't wait to lounge by the pool in it!

In an effort to "know" all of my blogging friends a little a big better, I've been wondering, how did all of you end up where you currently are? Location, career, how you met your significant other, etc. I've thought about this a lot lately, and I'm wondering if you stayed close to home, went far from where you grew up, are close to your families? If you feel like sharing, I'd love to know! Or, just post about it and let me know when it's up! I'll work on my "sharing" post too!

My boyfriend arrives Friday morning... I'm counting down the days. We're going to check out where he'll be living/working for the summer and I'm having a dinner party for a few of my friends while he's here!

Friday, March 23, 2007


It's finally Friday! :) The weather has begun to cooperate and when I walked outside this morning it was a very enjoyable 44 degrees. It's sunny, warm and I'm ready for the weekend! If I can finish everything on my to-do list I think I'm going to try to leave early today... we'll see.

No big plans for the weekend, just tennis practice today and Sunday, quilt class tomorrow, and learning some new Jazzercise routines for Sunday's class. Next weekend though, my boyfriend's coming to visit!

20% off ($100 orders) at Iomoi today through Monday- - just enter springthing2007.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Cut, Sew, Iron, Sew, Iron, Sew...

Shiloh's Girl's post about quilting reminded me that I never showed any pics of the first quilt I *ever* made that was finished in November! To remind all of you, it was a Stack & Wack pattern and all of those different "pinwheels" you see are made out of the SAME pattern that is in the border! This is the size of a twin comforter as I thought a queen would be too difficult for my first time and it was for my boyfriend so I tried to stick with some masculine patterns. He also *loves* music/instruments which is why I picked the drum pattern for the pinwheels. They actually made really neat kaleidescope patterns.

Currently I'm working on another quilt but this is a star pattern so it's much easier. STOP READING HERE IF YOU ARE SQUEEMISH. Although, I did sew my finger last weekend while I was working on it. Yes, I really did- - my finger was mushed between presserfoot and the base of the machine with a needle going straight through it. Ouch.

I'll post pics of this one when it's finished!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Just the Beginning

Ugh. I'm not even 24 hours into this coaching thing and already a parent complaint and a meeting with the Athletic Director. If this is any indication of what's to come, I'm in WAY over my head.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Spring Fever

Hello all! We got another 6 inches of snow over the weekend and I'm about to be certifiably insane. :) Forgive me in advance for my lack of posting the next week or so. I start coaching tennis today and between that, Jazzercise and a full-time job I will be very, very busy! I'm excited and NERVOUS for it to start though! Hope all of you are well!

Friday, March 16, 2007

October Road.

Did anyone watch October Road after Grey's last night? I always watch ER on Thursday nights but it wasn't on last night so... October Road it was. I actually really liked it and am going to be upset it I need to start channel-switching on Thursdays AND Sundays since I do NOT have a tivo/dvr, etc. Oh? What's that you say? You can record television on VHS tapes? Please.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

St. Patrick's Day is tomorrow! I hope that everyone enjoys a fun, green-filled weekend! While I love St. Patrick's Day and all of it's activities, I prefer to celebrate my Irish hertiage daily with a claddagh ring:
The claddagh design represents frienship (hands), love (heart) and loyalty (crown). My grandparents wore matching claddagh rings- - my mom inherited her mom's when she passed away- - but my mom doesn't like to wear it so I got it instead! That particular ring is gold (I wear mostly silver) so I keep it in my jewelry box and wear it when it appropriately matches my ensemble. I have though, worn a silver claddagh everyday with the heart facing appropriately towards me (my heart is taken) or away from me (my heart is open for the taking) since I was in fourth grade and got my first ring. Actually, all of the girls in my family do- - It's a little reminder for us everyday of our family and extended family and how much we mean to each other and how much fun we have when we're together.

And here's to having my claddagh facing me (heart is taken) for two years on Sunday...

Thursday, March 15, 2007


Since I've been talking about websites and celebrities I thought I would share this new site with you: CelebrityWit. Brought to you by the creators of Overheard in New York it's extremely comical and solidifies that idea that with fame does does not come eloquence. (That's an extremely good idea though, once you become famous you should have to go to a finishing school and be taught how to act appropriately so as not to embarrass yourself unnecessarily.)

My beloved UVM basketball team lost another HEARTBREAKING game to Kansas last night. I really thought they were going to pull off an upset...

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Post Secret

Do any of you read Post Secret? I look forward to the new posts every Monday morning and they are always heart-wrenching, inspiring, and terrifying. This week though, I'm inclined to post this Post Secret here because I know how many of you (us:)) are celebrity gossip fans. And this is very interesting...

Monday, March 12, 2007

March Madness

I have been a fan (actually Super Fan more accurately describes it- - my sisters and I won an ESPN Super Fan award two years ago for our *love* of UVM bball) of University of Vermont basketball for a very long time. (Well, since they started winning in 2000:)) and have thus learned to enjoy March Madness. While my best friend is no longer on the team I still follow the team closely and have seasons tickets. Saturday the UVM Men's team played in the Championship game for an autmatic bid to the NCAA tournament. They lost. By one point. It was the most heartbreaking basketball game I have ever seen. The team did qualify for the NIT (not as glamorous) tournament and is heading to Kansas City to play in a couple days. Good luck to the Cats!

I spent the weekend visiting my sister at school and got to catch up with many of my friends who are still there. It was a great weekend and I got to go back to my beloved gym where I spent 80% of my student life. Some might think I'm kidding but it is not the case. I love that gym. The gym where the ellipticles gleam and the free weights sparkle and everything is in school colors. The gym that, if you go before noon, is empty because college students don't function well before that time. While I miss my friends a TON from college what I really miss the most is having complete and total access to a fitness mecca. :)

Our school lacrosse team also beat the defending national champions on Saturday. It was a great game and my friend is the assistant coach so I was super-excited for all of them! Aaaaaand, a great win on Saturday always means a GREAT night Saturday night!

I hope all of your weekends were enjoyable!

Friday, March 09, 2007

Time's They Are a'Changin'

Just a reminder that we are setting our clocks AHEAD this weekend! It seems crazy to be doing it this early but, in the name of conservation, here we go!

I know that I've spoken about the students on my boyfriend's teams and how great they are but last night, they really blew me away. I got a phone call from the captain of his men's team and, since I have been helping him with a project he's working on, I thought he needed more information about that. Oh no. The two teams (men's and women's) decided that they really want to get their coach (my boyfriend) an end-of-the-season gift this year! Well, that was sweet so I said that while they really didn't have to do anything I would start to brainstorm gift ideas for them. His Captain interrupted and says that they already KNOW what they want to do and that's when I was completely taken aback. He says that they all agree that it was so much fun to meet me while they were on Spring Break and that they think "Coach" and I should be able to see each other more so, for their end of the season gift, they would like to fly me out to MI for a few days the weekend of their conference tournament! Reason? (and I quote) "Because that's the ONE thing Coach would REALLY want." :)

And the best part about this whole thing is that it's a SURPRISE. My boyfriend has NO idea that I'm coming or that this plan is in the works. His kids are driving the 90minutes to the airport to pick me up the night of the banquet and I'm just going to show up.

I am *so* excited. And so grateful to these intuitive tennis players.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

It's Not Mine

A big CONGRATULATIONS today to my friend Lindsey! (She got engaged- - this is her ring!) We grew up together and were in the same class from first grade through senior year and while we haven't seen each other as much as we should the past few years we always stay up-to-date with each other's lives. I'm so excited for her and wish her and her fiance the BEST!

I suppose this means I've entered the point in my life where everyone starts getting engaged... is this supposed to happen before our 5 year High School reunion? Do you even celebrate 5 years out of high school? Wow, that makes me sound really young. :)

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

As Promised

Finally! I've been trying to upload a pic of my new PREPPY POTATO belt and it worked! This is the one that I got, and LOOOOOVE! Now I'm just trying to decide what's next...

Monday, March 05, 2007


I think I forgot to mention that my boyfriend accepted a position in VERMONT for the SUMMER so, for the first time EVER, we will be in the same geographic location at the SAME TIME... life is really so good. (He is working an hour away, but that really beats the 13 in MI and the 5 in CT!)

AND I am teaching my FIRST SOLO class of Jazzercise tonight! I'm so nervous I could throw up! I'll let you know how it goes!

Back To Vermont

Well, I'm back. It was one of the nicest, most refreshing vacations I have been on in a very long time! We used to go to Hilton Head for Spring Break when I was in college but it was always for tennis and we always had to worry about matches/practices/etc. This time it was purely for VACATION and watching a little tennis. :) We had so much fun! Of course, it was nice to spend time with my boyfriend too...

His teams didn't do so well (as in they lost every match, ha) but it was really great to see him as a Head Coach for the first time. I'm really excited for him and it was so nice to be able to place names to the faces that he has been mentioning since September! His kids are really great as well, they're completely down-to-earth and very warm. At the end of the week they had a team dinner and one of his captains made a toast to him and thanked him for his effort for the week and believing in them even when they continue to lose. I don't know about you guys, but I don't remember being that thoughtful as a college student. It really meant a lot to him and I think it says a lot about the kind of kids that he has on his team. Now it makes it a little harder for me to wish him away from his job...

I wasn't expecting much as far as the weather was concerned because it was February but... it was 70 degrees and sunny EVERY DAY except one! We played tennis, sat by the pool and went to the beach every day! It was wonderful! I know some of you have been to Hilton Head, but for those of you who haven't... it's gorgeous! The beaches, honestly, go on FOREVER. I think you could probably run around the entire Island if you were so inclined. I love running but in Vermont in the middle of winter my only option is the treadmill and, quite frankly, I LOATHE the treadmill. Hilton Head was a wonderful reprieve from this. I ran at least 5 miles a day, on the beach, in the SUN, with my boyfriend- - it was dream-like. It also gave me many, many opportunities to use my nike+ ipod stuff and that is just too much fun. One day, after a particulaly loooong run, Lance Armstrong's voice came through my headphones and congratulated me on my longest run yet... well, thank you Lance. :)

We also got to visit with my cousin who moved to Raleigh, NC in August. She has a wonderful new job and is loving it there but we really miss her so it was wonderful to catch up with her and meet her new boyfriend...

It's after vacations like this that makes me question why I live in a place where the weather is less-than-stellar 80% of the time. I love Vermont but, really, I think I could love the Carolina's too. :)