Archive | January, 2012

Friday Twitter Stream

6 Jan

Happy Friday Ya’ll!  I usually like to spend my fridays by not getting stressed out at work followed by a relaxing evening with D, but I have 2 meetings, about 18 deadlines on Monday, and D is sick with the beginning of a common cold that I may or may not have given to him.  So, this Friday is taking a different turn for me.  I will probably stress out and spend my evening reading and paper writing.  That said, its still going to be a great Friday.

One thing I wanted to do to share my Friday love with you guys is to start a meme.  Confession:  Memes are my crack.  I love them in every way because they are so simple yet so revealing!   But rather take someone else’s meme I decided to manipulate a slightly existing one which is the Twitter Trends.  Have you ever noticed them?  Sometimes, they are hilarious and I have to read through all the tweets with the related hashtags. 

5 hours later, I realized I’ve just spent 5 hours on twitter.  It gets me EVERY TIME. 

Well, every Friday, I’ll be taking the top 10 trends and commenting on them right here on my blog.  Feel free to join in too.  So, without further ado:

1) #The Devil Inside:  I’m super stoked about this movie.  The commercial freaked me out!  My sis and I love watching scary movies so we’ll probably go and see this this weekend, scare the baby Jesus out of ourselves and run home sobbing.

2) #askzayn:  Who’s zayn?  What should I ask him?

3) #TWFirstFanFridayof2012:  I’m excited for all Fridays, not just the first Friday.  They are awesome!

4) #OrgulhoBondeDaStronda:  I don’t know what this means, but I know its in Portuguese.  I’ve noticed that usually at least one of the top 10 trending topics is usually in a foreign language that uses the English Alphabet.  Maybe I’m thinking about this too much.

5) #PeopleIwouldRawDawg:  If this is what I think it means, then, uh, I want this to be a family blog so no comment.  LOL.

6) #DavidWilson:  Who?

7) #SiennaMiller:  Wasn’t this Jude Law’s ex-wife who he cheated on with that nanny?  That’s about all I know her for.

8) #JustinandChaz:  I can’t help but think of Justin Timberlake and Chaz Bono when I see this.  I thought Justin just proposed to JessicaB?  Maybe they are dueting a song?

9) #KenMcDonald: Again who?  I’m so worried that these might be really important people and I should know better…

10) #WantUBack:  I’m convinced that the people that are no longer in my life are not in my life for a reason.  Of course, I don’t let relationships just go by the wayside.  I do whatever I can to keep people in my life.  But if after all my effort, you aren’t appreciating me then, you can go.  If I still want you back after that, I should begin to love myself more and treat myself better.

And those are my Twitter Friday Thoughts!  That was a lot harder than what I thought because the top10 trends change every minute.  Your best bet is to just stick to the order so, what is at spot number 4 will be number 4, etc.  Or, copy the list first, then comment on it. 

-A

A Year and a Day

2 Jan

That’s how old D and I are today!

Yes, our anniversary is on January 1st.  We always get the funny side-eye on that one, but there actually was no crazy drunken debauchery associated with our getting together.   In our story, I mentioned that D and I actually took a break at the end of 2010.  Truthfully, I needed the break more than he did.  My head wasn’t in the right place and I wasn’t being the best person I could be.  Knowing that, I just wasn’t doing myself or D any good.  So we took a break so I could get my thoughts together.  I honestly took a gamble calling him at 9PM on December 31st.  He could have very well just said, “Eh, you’ve put me through enough, good day” or he could have even said that but with words I might have to censor!  But he didn’t.  From his version, he was so happy to hear from me.  The next day, the 1st, we met up for dinner and the rest, as they say, is history.  So how exactly did Anne and D celebrate?

Well, we didn’t have too much time this year as D had to go back to work today (the day after New Years!!  Someone call the Department of Labor!) so we booked one night at the Ritz-Carlton in Battery Park.  The room itself was lovely with a spectacular view of Hudson River and the Statue of Liberty.  Yes, I would be the one to forget a camera during this so I have no pictures, but you’ll have to  believe me it was wonderful!  When we got to the hotel, we had a few hours before our dinner reservations so we planned to walk around.  But, it was very windy and I didn’t have my hat or Uggs to keep my feet warm, so we quickly head back inside, got into our super comfy Ritz Carlton robes and watched some football and My Big Fat Greek Wedding. 

At around 6:30 we went to dinner at the famous Bull and Bear Steakhouse at Waldorf-Astoria.  The food was yummy and did not disappoint.  I had the Yellowfin Tuna Tartare for an appetizer and the Lamb for an entree.  D had the Onion Soup followed by a cute of Prime Rib.   Our waitress probably thought we hadn’t eaten all day because those disappeared very quickly.   For drinks, D had his favorite drink, a Bloody Mary.  I tasted it for the first time and honestly thought it just tasted like V8.  Like someone poured V8 in a glass and called it a bloody mary.  Ick.  For me, I started out with an Old-Fashioned, which sounded like a good idea at first, but just was too much of whatever it was.  I switched to a Chenin Blanc wine which was so smooth and so sweet.  For dessert, D had a Peanut Butter Ice Cream Bar and I had the Chocolate Ice Cream.   After the last bite, we both looked at each other, knowing that the Food Coma was shortly to follow.

When we got back to the room, D had a surprise waiting for me:  He ordered a bottle of champagne for us!   Well, that was apparently half of the surprise.   He also requested a dozen roses but they didn’t come through!   Being the quasi-alkies that we are, we couldn’t just go to sleep with a bottle of champagne just waiting to be enjoyed.  So we put on the Giants game and enjoyed our bottle of champagne.

Aaanndd….that’s the G rated version of what went down on our anniversary!  LOL.  

It has only been a year, but I’ve felt like its been a forever!  I can  honestly say that every day has been wonderful to spend with him.  Over this past year, we saw each other go from friends, to better friends, to lovers, to best friends who love each other and I couldn’t ask for more.  I am so excited to see where this year takes us, but I have a good feeling about it!

-A