Wednesday, April 28, 2010

...information source?

Google...how could I live without Google?  Anytime I have a question, I google it.  If I need a recipe, I google it.  If I have a medical question, I google it.  If I'm wondering whether The Real Housewives of New York is on tonight, I google it.  Google is my go-to guru for everything! 

Friday, April 23, 2010

...wedding ceremony music playlist

So it's not really a "my favorite", but I wanted to list the songs played at our wedding ceremony.  We didn't do the traditional "dum dum da-dum" music for our wedding - instead, we created a playlist of some of our favorite songs plus some fun songs about love that we played before and after to keep people entertained while they waited. 

Here's what we played before and after the ceremony:

You're the one that I want - Grease Soundtrack
I'm a Believer - Smashmouth
Chapel of Love - Dixie Cups
Bubbly - Colbie Caillet
Fallin For You - Colbie Caillet
Fall For You - Secondhand Serenade
Down - Jay Sean
Forever - Chris Brown
Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
Say Hey (I Love You) - Michael Franti
Gotta Be Somebody - Nickelback
Bella's Lullaby - Twilight Soundtrack
At Last - Etta James
I Want to Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
Like a Star - Corinne Bailey Rae
Open Arms - Journey
Love of a Lifetime - Firehouse

I walked down the aisle to A River Runs In You by Yiruma.
We walked out of the church to an acoustic version of Bittersweet Symphony by The Verve
During the ceremony, my sister in law sang Love Story by Taylor Swift

...youtube video about a kid

OMG - hilarious!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

...dog

My dog, Bristol - she's a yorkie-poo (half yorkshire terrior, half poodle).  She's absolutely hilarious! 

One ear sticks straight up, one flops over. 
She skips about every 3rd step with her right rear leg when she walks. 
Her tongue is uber-long and she licks.everything.
She is missing a bottom front tooth, making her teeth crooked.
She belches after she eats dinner.
Her nicknames include Nert, Nertigus, Squirt, PooPoo, and Bristie.

And here she is in all her glory:

Monday, April 19, 2010

...book series: Twilight vs Harry Potter

Yes, I'm a 25 year old who reads 'tween book series.  But you know what?  They're good, quick, fun reads and, let me tell you, addicting!  So which one wins "best series" in my humble opinion? 

Both series are highly entertaining, offer a level of fantasy within its characters and plot lines, and have characters you can relate to.

The Harry Potter series has better writing, in my opinion, but Twilight has a more in-depth plot line with twists and turns, plus it's a love story. 

So, who is the winner?  
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Can there really be a winner? I guess I'm leaving this one unanswered because I love both and really can't choose!

Friday, April 16, 2010

...crazy customer story

The company I work for rents out those big construction-size dumpsters.  A lady comes in one day to order one.  As she was writing out the check to pay for the dumpster she ordered, she pauses and says to me "If I die before the dumpster is delivered, will you cancel the order and refund my estate?".   Yep, not kidding you, that's what she said.  After the initial shock of what she said, I calmly say "Well, we've never had to handle a situation like that, but yes, I'm sure we would - but let's not cross that bridge until we get there."  How creepy...who talks says that?

...non-fiction book

Night by Elie Wiesel


AMAZING. 

That's really all I can say about it - I'm left speechless after reading it.  It is just absolutely amazing. 

Elie Wiesel is such a powerful, inspirational man. 

Thursday, April 15, 2010

...American Idol performances


My top 5 American Idol performances of all time:

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

...woman in politics



And no, that's not Tina Fey...

I find Sarah Palin to be inspiring. 

You may love her, you may hate her... but I believe she has strengthened the role of Republican women in politics; she broke the mold of who the gneneral public thinks a Republican woman is.   

I don't necessarily agree with her on every single issue, but I do think that it is inspiring to see a women speaking her mind and being influential, in a role that's traditionally male-dominated and in a political position that is typically viewed as old-fashioned, behind-the-times, or just a group of "good ole boys".  She's broken the glass ceiling for conservative women and I hope she's here to stay.

Monday, April 12, 2010

...sandals


Old Navy Flip Flops - so cheap, so comfy! 

I wear them all.summer.long and have them in so many colors.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

...reality tv shows

Yep, I'm a reality tv junkie.  I love it. 

My favorite is the Real Housewives of Orange County and the Real Housewives of New York City...definitely a guilty pleasure of mine to watch!  It's like watching a trainwreck every week - so entertaining!  Love housewife of NYC Bethenny - she's hilarious!  And "Countess" LuAnn - can I just say my skin crawls even saying her name?!?!  What a condescending snob!  I'll quit my vent there, but could go on...and on...and on...




The Real World is another fave...I've seen every single episode of every single season.  How's that for addicted??  haha!  I just absolutely love it! 






What other reality tv shows do I watch(ed)?  Here's my list!

Current Shows:
16 and Pregnant
19 Kids and Counting
America's Next Top Model
American Idol
Beauty and the Geek
Chopped
Deadliest Catch
The Girls Next Door
Giuliana and Bill
The Hills
Keeping up with the Kardashians
Kell on Earth
Kendra
Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane
Little People, Big World
The Millionaire Matchmaker
The Next Food Network Star
The Price of Beauty
Project Runway
The Rachel Zoe Project
The Real Housewives of... Orange County, New York, New Jersey, Atlanta
Real World/Road Rules Challenges
Shear Genius
Top Chef
Tori and Dean
True Life
Worst Cooks in America

Shows no longer aired:
8th & Ocean
A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila
Breaking Bonaduce
Denise Richards: It's Complicated
Dr. 90210
Engaged and Underage
Gastineau Girls
Growing up Gotti
HGTV's Design Star
Hogan Knows Best
The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Laguna Beach
Meet the Barkers
My Fair Brady
Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica
Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County
Rich Girls
Road Rules
The Simple Life
Sunset Tan
The Surreal Life
Tabatha's Salon Takeover
Teen Mom
Work Out



I think I watch too much tv... *blush*

Monday, March 29, 2010

...restaurant




Amazing! Mouth-watering! Pefect!  ... What else can I say? 

I've never had a bad meal at this restaurant.  The chicken lettuce wraps are to die for and the kung pao chicken is excellent.  Now, if only they had a restaurant closer than 65 miles from where I live... *sigh*

Sunday, March 28, 2010

...makeup

Mary Kay is the greatest!  Their products are amazing and almost all my makeup and skin care is Mary Kay. 














In my makeup kit now:
  1. TimeWise 3-in-1 cleanser
  2. TimeWise Age-Fighting moisturizer
  3. TimeWise Microdermabrasion Set
  4. Mineral Eye Color in Moonstone, Vintage Gold, Amber Glaze, and Chocolate Kiss
  5. Eye Primer
  6. NouriShine Lip Gloss in any shade
  7. Creme Lipstick
  8. Mineral Cheek Color
  9. Mineral Bronzing Powder
  10. Concealer
  11. Mineral Powder Foundation in Beige 1
(I do "cheat" and use Maybelline Great Lash mascara and CoverGirl Perfect Point Plus eyeliner.  But shh, don't tell!)

(Photo source: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Y0qDnE6OjWw/Sacvw3e15sI/AAAAAAAABWc/ZX4FMfcMySs/s400/mary+kay.jpg)

Welcome!

Why am I blogging? 

Maybe I'm crazy, maybe I want to jump on the "blogging bandwagon", maybe I'm just documenting what I love to see how it changes over time, or maybe it's a little of all three of those reasons. 

I'm not looking to strike it rich by blogging (like Julie Powell)...I'm not looking to get famous by blogging (Perez Hilton).  If I'm my only fan, I'm okay with that.  But in the off chance I do have a few followers, please leave comments - tell me why you love or hate my favorite things!

But enough with an uninteresting answer to a basic, boring question... on with the fun!

Dill
 
 
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