Sunday, February 26, 2006

She really gets me going

He brought this eye-sore into my beautiful home...

So I, in turn, got this...

As I have said before, I really have a thing against treadmills, and it's mere presence in my home is really upsetting me. But, I'm realizing that I've got to just suck it up, for my health, and ignore the fact that these huge monstrosities are taking up my whole second bedroom. I have to find a way to accept them and maybe even to eventually embrace them as part of my home.

Maybe I'll feel better about it if I dress my bike up a bit, to feel more connected to it. I could tie a white basket with purple flowers to the front of my bike, just like I did with my childhood bike, Katie. Yes, that's it. The new ProForm shall from here on out be called Katie-bike.

I just hope the fiancé doesn't get concerned when I tell him I'm off to ride Katie... and then I come back all hot, sweaty, and panting. Saying, "Katie, she's the best, she really makes me hot and gets me going."
posted by Danielle @ 1:04 AM | 23 comments

Monday, February 20, 2006

Message from my former self

Wear what you want to wear, even if it means sporting rainbow striped socks, a Smurfette ringer tee, and no pants...Eat with your hands and get messy...
And rock out like a rockstar, even if your guitar has no strings...
Have fun and play hard! XOXO, Baby D
posted by Danielle @ 3:43 PM | 17 comments

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Spreading the Grey bug

If you have not yet checked out Grey's Anatomy, or if you missed it last Sunday, here is your chance... I don't usually post things like this, but my DVR guide told me that last Sunday's explosive episode is on again tonight, and I was too excited not to share! This is honestly one of the best hours I have seen on television in a very long time. And I watch a lot of TV!

I laughed. I cried. I gasped. I held my breath for longer than I thought was possible. I know it may not be for everyone, but how can it hurt to give it a whirl? Then please come back and let me know what you think. All comments welcome.

Encore broadcast: Thursday 9:30/8:30c on ABC

Watch as the Code Black unfolds...
posted by Danielle @ 9:02 AM | 18 comments

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Eulogy for my dearly departed diet

I am joined today by my loving blogfriends, in the hopes that by sharing the grief that we feel, we can find strength and comfort in each other. On this, the day of death known as St. Valentine's Day, we mourn the loss of so many great diets.

What can I say about the recently departed? I, along with so many other individuals, have been deeply affected by their presence in our lives. We laughed. We cried... We obsessed.

To the others who they have left behind: the mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, people of all shapes and sizes; I stand with you in this time of deep sorrow and remember... We remember the times they brought us through birthdays without cake. Thanksgivings without pumpkin pie. Passovers without macaroons. Yes, we remember.

So let us join virtual hands, and take a moment of silence, a prayer of hope that their spirits will rise again after this day has passed. And let us thank the higher powers Hallmarkian that this phenomenon occurs only once a year.

And together, let us say...
posted by Danielle @ 10:33 PM | 12 comments

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Snowed in

Watching the snow build up. Staying warm inside.Remembering the excitement of Snow Days.Wishing I could be a child, to feel that soaring in my stomach again.
posted by Danielle @ 8:21 PM | 11 comments

Thursday, February 09, 2006


In celebration of MommaK's Thank Your Fairy Blog Mother Week 2006, I would like to take a moment to thank my very special F.B.M... What, you may be wondering, is a Fairy Blog Mother? A Fairy Blog Mother is someone who first inspired you to begin a blog of your own. My Fairy Blog Mother is not only a talented writer and photographer, but she happens to be one of the best friends I have ever had. From her earliest posts, in which she expressed everything from her deep love for Barney Rubble to her hatred for sweaty gym guys; this sassy Franco-American single handedly got me addicted to the blogosphere. I loved the intimate feeling of connection that was established through the crafting of her blog, and especially how I was able to feel connected to her, even though she lived all the way across the pond... Not a small feat.
So, please join me as I raise a glass to my blog-sperational Fairy Blog Mother, the one and only, bodacious, blog-a-licious, Lauren. Cheers...
posted by Danielle @ 12:12 AM | 16 comments

Monday, February 06, 2006

Warming the house

We're pooped! It was a very tiring weekend. My mom was here visiting (she's a snow bird now, living in Jersey for the summer, and Florida for the winter). So on Saturday, we took her, and the future in-laws, to a possible wedding location that we fell in love with.

Then, as soon as we got home, people started arriving for our housewarming party, which ended up being possibly one of the
longest housewarmings in history... Family and friends were here from 2PM to 2AM!

The first wave of guests, approx. 2-6PM, was comprised of mostly family, a few childhood friends, and one fabulous former magazine coworker who makes the best chili ever. She brought a few tupperware containers full, which I selfishly did not serve to the party guests, because I wanted to save it for myself!

The second wave, was my brother and the late-arrival friends, which included the poker crew, who thankfully did not hold the chair incident against me. We celebrated with hours of eating, drinking, debating, toasting, and lots and lots of laughing.

Overall, it was a blast... but I could definitely use another weekend to recover!
posted by Danielle @ 12:02 AM | 18 comments

Thursday, February 02, 2006

HNT Haircut

I went to get my hair cut after work today.It is kind of hard to see in the photos, but it finally has shape again.
And I feel lighter with layers again, more fun and sexy... It's amazing how different a haircut can make you feel!

To see some fabulous Half-Nekkidness, click on the sexy sidebar link...
posted by Danielle @ 9:36 PM | 27 comments