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My Daily Dose of Cuteness

4 Dec

Without further ado, meet the “other” love of my life, Sonny the Dog:

He is a Shi Tzu Bichon Frise mix. He’s a little over 2 years old (birthday June 3rd).  My family adopted him in August of 2009 and he’s been lighting up our life ever since.

We don’t know too much about his family except that he was one of about 5 in the litter.  Since he was  gift to my dad, we had my dad choose which one he liked.  Apparently, all the dogs ran away when my dad walked into the room except for Sonny.  He ran right up to my father and stayed in his arms the entire time.

 

My family sometimes get jealous because he clearly expresses a slight favoritism for me.  Apparently he starts losing his mind when I start walking towards the house, even if he hasn’t seen me.  It’s like he “feels” me or something.  But, I quickly remind him that I’m the one that usually walks him, bathes him, feeds him, plays with him and shnuggles with him.  That usually gets them silent for a bit.

 

I’m slightly ashamed of confessing that he isn’t fully house trained.  We have got him on a regular schedule of going outside every hour or so so that he doesn’t do his business in the house, but if we forget, then Sonny has no shame…er…doing his business in the house.  He also has this pretty bad habit of getting overly excited and well…you know what happens when anyone/thing gets overly excited.  We’re thinking about obedience school for him, but I’m not sure if its too late since he’s almost 3 years old.  On a more positive note, he does come when he’s called, he can sit, he can turn around in a circle on his hind legs, jump through a hula hoop and give you a paw.

I really do love him so much.  He’s a great listener when you’re down although he’s much more concerned with you rubbing his belly while you’re talking.  He’s extremely smart although has an irrational fear of brooms, mops and Face Time.  Somehow though, he’ll stand still long enough for you to take his picture and give you that loving smile.

I totes love my doggie!

Do you guys have any pets?  Do you find yourself talking about them ad nauseum, cuz I know I do!

How We Met

20 Nov

Usually when someone finds out you’re dating, he/she inevitably asks, “Sooo…How did you meet?”  And 10 months and and 19 days later (yes our anniversary is on January 1st…more on that later), I still get all giddy inside when I think of it.

We actually met at a mixer for newly accepted students at my school.  I don’t remember what exactly was I doing, but someone shoved him in my face and said that we had to meet.  So I met him.  The first thing that struck me was his gorgeous blue eyes.  The next thing that struck me was his sense of humor and his smile.  I decided to continue working the room, so I left him for a bit, but right as he was about to leave he came to find me and gave me a hug and a kiss on the cheek.  Again, I had to tell myself to get it together, so I did and wished him good night.  I stayed at the party for a few more hours, met some people and headed home.  I noticed he friended me later on that night and I got a bit giddy, but not too giddy.

A few weeks later, at new student orientation, we met up again.  We partnered up for ice breakers and meals and even signed up for a few clubs together.  We exchanged numbers and e-mail addresses and e-mailed and chatted for hours.  Because we were in the same classes, we could meet up before hand to chat and we could leave together.  Our train rides home were wonderful because I got to know him really well in terms of his views on family, friends, etc.  While the thought crossed my mind that we could be good together, Over time though, I figured we would just be friends because, I wasn’t ready to be in a relationship and I didn’t want the whole drama coming with dating someone at our school!

At one point, I decided to find out how he really felt about me.  Well, he liked me all right.  I did too, but I still just couldn’t bring myself to date him.  But if there is anything he is, ooh that boy is patient!  We continued to get to know each other by going out to eat, studying together, meeting friends and families.  After about 3 months of that, I decided to no longer talk to him because I couldn’t do it from an emotional standpoint: the half-committing.  I was pretty much acting like his girlfriend, but I just wasn’t.  I let him know that I would need a break from us.  Reluctantly he agreed and we parted ways.

That “break” lasted all of a week.  I realized that I was crazy about him and that I needed to put my big girl panties on and give love a chance!  On January 1st we met up for dinner a cute deli.  Even though I rehearsed what I planned to tell him, after the waitress took our order, he outright asked me, do you want to be my girlfriend.  I said yes, and the rest…is HISTORY!

And every day, for the past 10 months and 19 days, I’m so glad I said “Yes” and I’m so glad he gave me (technically speaking) another chance to be his girlfriend.

Getting to Know Me

15 Nov

I could write an essay like post on “Who I Really Am For Real,” but that’s just boring.  I actually prefer Memes!  They are quick, not too dirty, and they offer all the essential answers to the questions that are most likely plaguing your mind.  Without further ado:

Name:  Anne Sabine (ok, I wasn’t soo blessed with that name, but I will answer if you call me that.

Age: 25 (or as I like to say it Sexy Five)

Gender: Female

Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY

Current Location:  At this precise moment, Queens, NY, but I work, learn and play in Manhattan, NY.

Single or Taken?:  Taken.  Happily.

Right Handed or Left Handed? Righty
 
Any pets?   Yes.  His name is Sonny and he is so friggin cute.  I can’t wait to fill your lives up with pics.

Favorite color?  This changes, but I do love Green right now.  It’s so hot.

Favorite guilty pleasure?  Before grad school, it used to be Reality TV (e.g. Jersey Shore, Real World, Bridezilla).  Now that I have no time, it’s Family Feud on my iPhone.  I love playing with the boyfriend, but sometimes, I play alone and don’t tell him.  INFIDELITY!

Favorite season? Summer, Summer, Summer TIME!

Your favorite food?  Hands down, My mom’s.

What is your favorite part of your life right now? Even though I complain about it, I really am happy that I’m getting my MBA.

Do you smoke?  No.
 
Do you go to church? (I try to ) every Sunday with my Mom.  Definitely one of my favorite pastimes!
 
Do you have a teddy bear?  Yes!  His name is Schmul.  He’s adorable and from Vermont. 

Have you ever cut your own hair?  Technically no.  But, I willingly advised my mom to cut my hair.  More on that at a later time, when the scars have fully healed.  I keed.

Have you ever bungee jumped?  Nope, but I really want to.  Hoping to get that wrapped up within the next 5 years.

What famous person dead or alive would you like to have dinner with?  This changes depending on who I learn about.  Consistently in the top spot is Jesus.  But then, maybe Kanye West?  Steve Jobs?  Check back in next week, lol.

What do you want to achieve in life? Wisdom, Financial Independence, Sustainable Wealth, and Happiness.  That’s not asking for too much is it?

How many jobs have you had?  9 (From the first at 16 to now!)  Two have been simultaneous.  I’m grateful that I only have to work one job, but SHOUT OUT to those that are making it work with two or more.

What goal would you like to achieve this year?  Becoming better at applying feedback.  I know that’s serious…

What country would you most like to visit?  China has been my dream for a while now.  But, officially, next year, I’m going to ISRAEL!

That there should cover all the basics.  Feel free to use this rip this meme, but of course, link back.  I will definitely return the favor.

Till next time,

A