Tuesday, October 31, 2006

unleashing the beast

Audrey is dressed up and ready to go. Now if only she would act as sweet as she looks...Unfortunately, Halloween brings out the worst in this dog. She is NOT a fan. One year she almost ate a little Superman just for reaching at her with a cape on. She started barking and snarling like a pint sized Pitt Bull. So, if you encounter a small furry Yankee walking the streets of Jersey City this evening, don't be fooled by her stature... BEWARE OF THE HALLOWEEN BEAST!
posted by Danielle @ 7:22 PM | 10 comments

Sunday, October 29, 2006

the doctor is in

After an exciting trip to Scrubs and Beyond, and a foray into the art of making faux hospital badges out of film sleeves, I went to a pre-Halloween fiesta at my friend/coworker's house on Friday dressed as Meredith from Grey's Anatomy.The decor was very festive.And I kicked butt at pool. Granted, I won on a scratch by the opponent, but I still kicked butt.Then when 12AM rolled around, the fabulous hostess brought out a frosted shot glass especially for me.And an ecclectic group of pirates, cowboys, and angels broke into a drunken rendition of happy birthday Dr. Grey.Another year... Another adventure.
posted by Danielle @ 11:50 PM | 3 comments

Friday, October 27, 2006

showering with 60 other women

Why are showers only thrown for happy occasions, like getting married and having babies? The time when someone really needs to be showered with love and support is when something really crappy happens. I mean, how amazing would it be to have a "sorry you just lost your job shower?" Or how about a "sorry your boyfriend/lover/husband is an ass shower?" And for that matter, why doesn't Hallmark make cards for such occasions? Seriously though, what better time is there than when you feel totally stressed and at your breaking point to be showered with attention and presents? Especially gifts relating to food and things to make you feel sexy!

When I am feeling down, all I want to do is eat and stay in bed. Why not heighten that experienced for the person feeling bad? I can see it now... Here is a wine opener to help you drown your sorrows. Here is an ice cream maker to help you eat through your emotions. Here are fireplace pokers to help you burn your memorabilia...

That said, my bridal shower was last weekend, and I wouldn't have traded it for anything. It was so nice, but the whole thing just flew by. If I didn't have about a zillion photos to jog my memory, I would have forgotten virtually everything. I imagine that this is how I looked majority of the time, with a big goofy (albeit a bit overwhelmed) grin...The room was packed with family and friends of my mom, my grandma, and the future mom-in-law, as well as a few of my friends. The food was delish, especially the apple pancakes, blinzes, and last but not least, the ice cream bar. Yum. There were some fabulous gifts...And some interesting and entertaining ones, including white sunglasses with a dove, a plate with a '70s sailor on it, a negligee from the man's grandma, and a bra and panties set from my grandma that caused me to turn at least five shades of red...The bow hat and tissue paper bouquet were a bit silly, but the man's mom (a middle school art teacher) and her arty friend were excited to create them, so I went with it... Not everyone was thrilled with the shower. My nephew thought the event was a bit of a snoozer...But I was filled with Joy...Next time I'm feeling down, I may not be thrown a shower, but at least I can look back at the photos and know that I am loved... That, or I can take that ice cream maker out for a spin!
posted by Danielle @ 12:04 AM | 6 comments

Monday, October 16, 2006


It's October, which means Halloween is just around the corner. Now comes the important task of finding a costume. I'm thinking of going with something fun and flirty this year. There are a surprising amount of options...So many choices. And if I opt for a little something along these lines... ...you may even catch me with a duster. Shocking, I know, but it could happen. I just wish they were a little more workplace friendly. We are supposed to dress up on the 27th, and then I have a party that night. Guess I'll have to give it a bit more thought.

Do you know what you are going to be yet? How 'bout a favorite costume?Frederick's of Hollywood, Inc.
Have a sexy Halloween!
posted by Danielle @ 12:09 AM | 7 comments