Thursday, October 30, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
had its very first snowfall (high of the day!)
of the year! Wahooo. It was gorgeous.
It was unexpected. And it came
just in time. Seeing as I was in
much need of a picker-upper.
My car. Covered in snowwww.
My footprints...I stepped in the snow in my bare feet.
I was THAT excited.
Lately. I feel like a big whining
baby. I come on here and
complain left and right. I
apologize, m'blogging beauties!
But thanks to this crazy snow
storm out of no where, my mood
has been lifted. Granted...it's a
raining mess as of right now.
But the big, puffy, white snowflakes
did the trick this morning into
early afternoon. There is just
something about the first snowfall
that really gets me. I can't help
but get giddy. And giddy is what I
sure did become.
HOWEVER. The snow sure is
putting a damper on this whole
World Series deal. The game got
called off last night at the bottom
of the sixth because of downpour.
Pshhh. Tied 2-2. Ack. Can't it just
be over already? With Philadelphia
holding the title! Anywaysss...this
messy weather going on right now
is probably going to hold the game
off from picking back up tonight.
Mmmm. Who would have thunk it.
Baseball in the snow?
Regardless. I am ecstatic that for
at least the better part of today,
I got to embrace in a white sheet
covering the ground. Even though it
has all been erased from the rain.
Ohh. And for all those Twilight lovers
out there, I am having a heck of
a time getting through the fourth and
final book. (low of the day!) I FLEW through
the first three. (Almost as fast as Edward Cullen
flies through the woods) But for some
reason...I am truly stuck on the last
one. Granted...I am on page 610 out
of the 754 that make up the glorious
Breaking Dawn, but I sure am dragging
on this last chunk. I don't know
why, either. Well. I sort of know why.
But for all of you dinglebats who have yet
to let your eyes wonder upon the
pages of these captivating books, I
won't spoil anything for ya'! But
seriouslyyyy...go read! Nowwwww!
The movie trailer and preview on
TV keeps taunting me like no
other! But I'm still very undecided
about how I feel as Kristen Stewart as
Bella. . .mmmm?
So now I turn the table to youuu.
Yes youuu. What was your high
of this terrific Tuesday?
Monday, October 27, 2008
The Phillies are just NINE
innings away from winning
the World Series. Now as much
as I'm on here ranting and
raving about my love for
New York City, there is just
something about the city of
Philadelphia as well.
Or should I say the fans of
Philadelphia? Sheesh. Talk
about crazy mayhem! Philly
fans have quite a reputation.
And lets just say that when the
pitcher for the other team has
to put cotton in his ears to drown
out the chanting, hooting, hollering
and trash-talking...there is
much reason for the reputation.
And I am proud to be part of such
Now. I don't want to get ahead
of myself. We still have tonights
game to prove ourselves worthy.
We still have nine innings of ball
playing to do. Nine innings of
defensive playing on the field.
Nine innings of connecting
the bat to the ball. But if any
team can do it, it's the Phils!
(Of course, I am very bias!)
The crowd WILL be going nuts.
The crowd WILL remain on
their feet the whole time. The crowd
WILL continue to scream EVA,
every time the Rays player, Evan
Longorgia, gets up to bat. The crowd
WILL be behind their team until
the finish. The city wants this
JUST as badly as the players.
If not more.
Bring it on Tampa Bay Rays!
The City of Brotherly Love
isn't feeling so brotherly.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
be like one day. Don't get me
wrong, I love my life
at this very moment. And
I'm a big believer in living
for the right now instead
of living life in the past or in
the future. But sometimessss,
I can't help be curious about
my futuristic life.
I wonder about who I'll marry
and how many children I'll
raise. Where will I live and
will I remain friends with
all of my noodle heads.
It just comes natural to think
this way. Right? To think how
awesome it would be to see our
lives in a crystal ball. Of course,
if given the opportunity...I
would pass. Simply because the
surprise is WAY better.
But currently...as I'm sitting
here watching Hocus Pocus,
(YAY!) on this very rainy
Saturday afternoon, my mind
is a twirlin' all around. I want
nothing more then to cuddle
up and do nothing for the
rest of the evening. However.
I have to go to work at 6.
(Stinkin' retail!) Which means,
I'll be missing the first few
innings of the Phillies game.
(Depending on the rain.) Grrrr.
AND...Taylor Swift is singing
the National Anthem.
The reason for this post.
Dun. Dun. Dun.
- Not have to work a second job.
- Not have to babysit on the side.
- Be an editor for a magazine.
- Go back to Ecuador.
- Get married to a guy that truly understands me.
- Live in Manhattan.
- Not get lost on the streets of Manhattan.
- Be financially stable.
- Visit Boston.
- Cross paths with Joshua Jackson.
- Meet some Blogging Buds.
- Win the lottery. (hopefully)
- Have a book published.
- Have children.
- Go to California.
- Meet Katie and Suri.
- Find a pair of pants that aren't long on me.
- Audition for a movie role.
- Go to London.
- Forget he ever existed.
- Fly a plane.
- Not think about my futuristic life...
because I'll be living it.
Monday, October 20, 2008
"I'm taking five classes,
have two papers, three meetings,
a social life to maintain, a test
tomorrow, TV to catch up on,"
yadda yadda kind of busy.
(Thank gosh school is over!)
But yes. I've been that kind
of busy. Between chasing into
the streets of Manhattan three
days out of the week, babysitting,
starting a part-time job, trying to
be somewhat social, I feel like
a college student all over again.
But again, thank goodness I'm not.
I love being busy. But at the same
time I hate it. It's hard to find
a balance. I sometimes really struggle
with finding balances. In fact. I
really struggle with it. Because by
the time I get home from where
ever I am, I just want to shower,
put on pj's and hang out in bed.
Or on the couch with my parents.
In front of the fireplace.
(Yayy. My dad made the first fire
of the year last night!) But one
thing is for sure. I definitely do
not feel like skipping out to the
bar to socialize and drink. Hence
my lack of social life going on these
days. I talk to Kara in New York
more then I talk to my friends
who live five minutes away. That
is just how socially ridiculous I have
become. See. They are for the
most part, social butterflies.
They are out having a grand time
doing who knows what, while I am
being a big 24 year old dud. But
I just can't help it. Nor do I really
care all that much. Hmpf!
It's this whole lack of balance
I've got going on. I don't even have
the motivation to connect to the
internet to read about what is going on
in the world of Perez...or even in
the world of my bloggers that
have become such a big part of me.
It's all really rather lame. Me. I've
become really rather lame. Or
maybe I always have been rather
lame? Mmmm. Nah.
So here I am on Monday evening.
Four minutes until Dancing
With The Stars starts, already cozied up
in my pajamas after working all
afternoon. I am not out celebrating
so and sos birthday like my home
friends are doing. I am hanging out
with Mama Stout instead. And then
I will be crawling into bed with
Eclipse and going to bed. Yeahh. It's
On a VERY big plus side. I am
seeing Karaaa K. herself tomorrow!
I decided to NOT be lame and stay
over her place for the night. Seeing
as I'm in New York and all...it's about
time we get together already! And even
though she was just home this
weekend, her brother got married!, and
we did just see each other Friday
evening...I still miss her dearly! So
we will be going for drinks and having
a smashing time. As we always have
when we're together. Clearlyyyy.
How was everyone's weekend?
In the words of Gossip Girl...
Sunday, October 19, 2008
about a week and a half ago.
I was BITING at the bit to
start the fourth one. I was in
dire need to know what was next.
(And still am...) But my sister
was still in the process of reading
it, so I had to wait until she was
finished. She finished yesterday
and handed it over to me to dive
right in. ACK. I was and am tickled
pink. Granted. I'm only on page
20 something, and the random chatter
I have heard about this book keeps
throwing me off. I hate it.
I have heard very mixed things.
From good to bad. To slow to slower.
I keep trying to block the negative
talk out and really enjoy Edward and
Bella at their fullest. But psh. It is
a lot more difficult then one would
I wanted to lose myself in the pages
last night. I wanted to snuggle up
in bed and read the night away. But
instead, I went to Reading to see
Kelly and Reba: 2 Voices Tour.
I was a little disappointed at first,
because all I had on my mind was
vampires, (nerd, yes.) but the concert
took my mind off of the infamous
Twilight series. (IT WAS AMAZING!)
Howeverrr. During the concert, my
cousin sent me a picture text of
a shirt that said, "I love vampires."
So at random moments throughout
the concert I was drawn back to the
luring thought of what is going to happen.
It is ridiculous how crazy I am over
these books. Now don't get me wrong.
I usually get very involved in my reading
material. But it's over the top
with this enchanting series. I love it
so much, I want it to be real life. In
fact, I seriously WISH it were real
life. (In certain ways.)
Have any of you Bloggy-loves ever been
SO dazzled with a book? Are any of
you Bloggy-loves THIS dazzles over
the Twilight mayhem? What do you
Bloggy-loves that read the last book
think of it? And which book was your
favorite of the series?
Thursday, October 16, 2008
She's back on her game.
(As far as I'm concerned.)
And I like to believe that
I had something to do with
this sweet little sexpot
making a comeback.
I mean, I did send her
letters telling her not to give
up and that she is better than
the media portrays. I told her
I never gave up on her...therefore,
she shouldn't give up on herself.
I like to believe that these
heart-felt letters of mine
got into the hands of Miss Spears,
making her realize that she
needs to keep on truckin'!
After she shaved her head,
I sent her pictures of gorgeous
buzz-cut wearing women. Just
to let her know that if they could
pull it off...then so could she!
(Even though I royally hated the
lack of hair on her head...and the
way she went about it-shhhh!)
I don't know what it is about
her, but I just can't help
liking her. Yes. She was a mess.
Yes. She did stuff that I really
wish she wouldn't have done.
But oh well. I think that all just
made me like her more. I'm
aware that is a weird case to make.
But it's true.
So here is the woman of
the hour shaking her
thang in her new video,
more...but before I left
to babysit for the evening,
I wanted to say this...
SERIES LAST NIGHT,
BEATING THE DODGERS 5-1.
I AM SO HAPPY FOR MY MEN! THEY DESERVE IT.
PHILADELPHIA WAS GOING CRAZY...DESPITE THE
FACT THAT THE GAME WAS AWAY IN LA. BUT THAT
DIDN'T STOP THE FANS FROM CELEBRATING,
THAT'S FOR SURE!
SO NEXT WEDNESDAY THE MADNESS STARTS!
WILL THEY BE PLAYING BOSTON OR TAMPA BAY?
MMM. . .
IT DOESN'T MATTER, BECAUSE REGARDLESS OF
WHO WE'RE FACING...
THE FIGHTIN' PHILS ARE READY!
Monday, October 13, 2008
Kick off your shoes.
Get all sorts of cozy and
get to know lil' ole meeee
just a lil' bit better. . .
- I'm the middle child between an older brother and a younger sister. But I've never experienced the middle child syndrome.
- I am OBSESSED with Christmas.
- I am extremely close with my dad.
- Pizza is my favorite food.
- Fall is my favorite season.
- But I r.e.a.l.l.y. like the change in seasons in general.
- I have had many different cell phone numbers.
- I have had more car problems in the past eight years I have been driving then most have in a lifetime.
- I don't cook or bake, ever. And when I try...I usually mess it up.
- I schedule my social life around my TV shows.
- I love fireplaces.
- Ecuador holds a special place in my heart.
- I am one of the most organized people I know.
- Weddings amuse me. Everything about them.
- I have very curly hair.
- Gerber Daisies make me happy.
- I always run outside for the first snowfall of the year.
- I want to live in New York City.
- My eyes water at least four times a day.
- I have spent a ridiculous amount of money on concerts.
- My friends say I talk with an accent. I don't hear it.
- I love to scrapbook.
- I am really good at karaoke.
- The internet amazes me. And I can't imagine life without it.
- I care way too much about celebrities. (A certain few in particular.)
- I can't stand lousy handwriting.
- I always sing the wrong lyrics of songs. (not on purpose.)
- Doriots are my comfort food.
- Along with noodles.
- I love seafood.
- But I hate tuna fish.
- I pretend that movies and TV shows are real life.
- I love cute bookstores and coffee shops.
- Quotes are a daily part of my life.
- I'd rather stay up late and sleep in.
- Getting lost happens to me more than it should.
- I'm a tanorexic.
- I wear flip flops even when I shouldn't.
- I believe in love.
- Stalking is something I do very well.
- I was voted Most Likely To Brighten Your Day by my senior class.
- I talk to myself. A lot.
- Random pop culture is my thing.
- I don't like animals. They smell.
- You can always find me with a piece of gum in my mouth.
- I only chew half a piece of gum at a time.
- I've never had braces but my teeth look better then a lot of my friends who have had them.
- The color pink is my favorite.
- I also like yellow.
- I love black and white photos.
- My fingernail polish always chips and it drives me crazy.
- I love all different variations of salads.
- Wendy's is favorite fast food place.
- But I'm pretty sure I like at least one thing from each of them.
- I miss figure skating.
- I don't let people walk all over me. I'm way too feisty.
- I hate not being in control.
- I throw up more then the average person.
- I hardly EVER blow dry my hair.
- I love peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
- I built a picnic bench.
- My first plane ride wasn't until I was 23. (Last year)
- I love sweatshirts and sweatpants.
- Mittens are one of my fave accessories.
- I often read books in one night.
- I ALWAYS use a straw.
- I really like surprises.
- I hit a person with my car.
- I heart baseball.
- I have had the same best friend since first grade.
- And I have picked up a few other best friends along the way.
- I miss Dawsons Creek.
- Twix and Peanut M&M's are delish.
- I live in a log cabin. (sort of)
- I always thought I'd be married and have two children by 23. I'm now 24 and not even close.
- And I haven't decided if I'm okay with that, yet.
- I am really bad with money.
- I hate driving.
- I love Cherry Pepsi.
- But I haven't had a drink of soda in over two years.
- I love shots. (the alcoholic kind-not painful kind.)
- But my body usually doesn't the next morning.
- I was late for school my senior year over 100 times.
- I love brand new notebooks.
- I often wonder what my reaction would be if I won the lottery.
- I've been in the audience of Kelly and Regis, The View, Tony Danza, Wheel of Fortune, TRL, and some game show that never made it.
- I actually announced a video on TRL. (Britney Spears', Crazy.)
- Chris Brown shook my hand. And I didn't know who he was at the time.
- I've never actually met one of my very closest friends.
- Country music always gets to me.
- I set my alarm oddly. Its always 6:32 or 9:27. But never on the 15 or 30 or 20.
- I usually fall for the guy who is so out of reach.
- I want to do a year-long volunteer program.
- I have a bad case of no patience.
- I'm pretty darn predictable.
- I can talk my way through a speeding ticket.
- I LOVE dancing.
- I'd like to learn how to fly a plane.
- I'm VERY jumpy.
- I once got so burnt I was sick to my stomach and couldn't couldn't move my arms and legs.
- I don't adapt to change well.
- My feet get blisters no matter what kind of shoe I'm wearing.
- I'm a sucker for board games.
- I'm loud.
- I'm 5ft tall.
- My eyes are really tiny.
- I am really good at cleaning.
- I love the fashion world.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
But by golly am I hooked.
Hooked like a fish who
bit the bait. Mmm.
I have heard of Stephanie
Meyer's Twilight series
for quite some time now.
(My sister read the first one
when she was in 7th grade-she
is now a senior...wow.)
Over the summer...I felt like
everywhere I turned, people
were reading these books.
I simply thought they just
weren't for me. I don't normally
get caught up in the whole fantasy
deal. I never jumped on the
Harry Potter bandwagon...so I
just didn't think that I would be
taken by this whole highly talked
about Twilight series.
Boy was I wrong. I instantly fell
in love. My heart aches for more
as I flip through each page.
I FLEW through the first two
in only a matter of days.
(I get A LOT of reading accomplished on the train!)
I lay in bed at night thinking of
what it would feel like if only by
chance I had some mysterious
and very sexy vampire lurking
about watching over me. If only
such a world existed.
I pine for a love like Edward and
Bella's. So passionate and simple.
Yet complicated at the very same
time. It is all so very interesting.
I am captivated by their relationship.
Enthralled by the way Edward gazes
at Bella. Moved at the fact that Bella
wants to give up her human self
to spend an eternity with Edward.
Shiver at the thought of a feeling
I am currently reading the third
book, Eclipse. And I am STILL
entranced by each bubblin' word.
I never want to put it down.
I continuously need to know what
is going to happen. Will Edward
cave in and bite sweet Bella? Will
Victoria end up finding her? Will
Jacob and Edward go at it? Will
the treaty be broken? ACK! All
these questions. (I am VERY much
so opposed to Bella becoming a vamp.)
I love the whole human slash vampire
thing they've got going on. . .
November 21st can't come soon
enough! I crave the movie.
The anticipation of these characters
on the big screen makes me a very
happy, happy gal.
I wish I wasn't such a sucker
for the magical-ness of romance.
But I can't seem to help
(Tonight is the first game
of seven against the Dodgers.)
Monday, October 6, 2008
-Crying is good for us.
I Believe. . .
-In having lots of heart to hearts.
-French toast is the best breakfast food.
(Breakfast sandwiches a close runner up.)
I Believe. . .
-The smell of laundry is comforting.
I Believe. . .-My internship is going to bring me big things.
I Believe. . .
-It's okay if I collect recipes, even though I never, ever
I Believe. . .
-It's okay that I want a vampire boyfriend.
*Swoon, Edward, swoon*
-It's not weird that one of my closest friends is
someone I've actually never met.
I Believe. . .
-In going to bed early if I feel like.
I Believe. . .-In drinking too much, sometimes.
I Believe. . .
-There is a little good in everyone.
I Believe. . .
-Babysitting is the best form of Birth Control.
I Believe. . .
-Dancing With The Stars is going to be
I Believe. . .
-Monday night TV is pretty darn fantastic.
What do you believe in today. . .?
Sunday, October 5, 2008
I am awake way too early
on this sunny Sunday morning.
Or at least way too early
for my liking. And ahem. . .
I've actually been awake
for three hours. Yes.
I have been awake since
6:30. Crazy, huh? The reason:
I have been babysitting
my adorable five year
old since Friday evening.
And even though he stayed
up a tad bit later then
his bedtime last night to
watch the Phillies game
with me, (they lost-ack!)
he still felt the need to
rise at the crack of dawn.
My groggy eyes need a
I never understood why children
feel so compelled to get up
as soon as the sun rises.
It is beyond me. (I think I'm
going to train my off-springs to
sleep in on the weekends.)
I just don't get it. Do they
think they are going to be
missing out on something?
Because I think someone should
let them know that nothing
exciting is going on at such
ridiculous hours. Mmmm.
The weekend has been a
chilly Fall-tastic one.
Yesterday we had my
sister-in-laws baby shower.
Oh my gosh...so cute. Everything
turned out just lovelyyy.
Britt was extremely
surprised and she got
a TON of gifts! And I alwaysss
love seeing family members that
I don't usually see. So it
was a good time all around!
she was making a delivery for a party.
cake. Which um, was simply
the CUTEST thing, ever.
No really. It was.
No HUGE plans for today.
Currently watching some
Alvin and the Chipmunks
movie. (A Halloween one!)
Simon is very entranced.
Umm. And then him and I
are going to go Halloween costume
shopping. However-he decided
he wants to be Water. HA.
As in...H2O. I dunnoooo.
Hopefully he changes his
mind by the time we get to
the party store. Because I
highly doubt they have "Water
Costumes" in stock. Giggggle.
As for me. I'm still very unsure
of what I am going to be.
And I'm running out of days.
It is already the 5th! I need
to crack the whip and come
to a conclusion. I have a few
ideas I've been playing with.
Ohh. It'll be good though, that's
I hope everyone enjoys their
Sunday. And is getting the chance
to sleep in and be lazyyyy.
However. I'll be busy
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
There isn't actually
one real reason. I just
am. Simple as that. I woke
up this morning with a smile
and a way positive attitude.
Don't you just love waking up
on the right side of the bed?
I mean, I am often a very chipper
person in the morning, don't
get me wrong. (My roommates
throughout college were always
quite bothered by my loud
bubbly voice first thing in
the morn...oh well.)
So here I am eating my
jelly sandwich and taking a
little bit of a break at my
internship. (Which I am SO loving!)
I still need to give the deets on
that whole thing...but I'm
holding off at the moment.
(Or I should say I'm STILL
HOLDING OFF ON THAT!)
Instead...I decided to give a
whole bunch of my Happy Hump Day
thoughts. So holla...here goes.
against Milwaukee this afternoon. (HOLLA!)
-I have an interview with Macy's tomorrow.
(I can *hopefully* start making money again!)
-I have Simon for the weekend.
(I miss his sweet face dearly.)
-It's almost the weekend.
-I can sleep in a tad bit tomorrow.
-My sister-in-laws baby shower is on Saturday.
-It's supposed to be getting chilly...
and staying chilly. (Bring on the Fall, baby!)
-It's October 1st.
-Which means it's almost Halloween.
-Which means it's almost Thanksgiving.
-Which means the new little potato spud
will be joining the Stout family.
-Which means Christmas is right around
the corner. (HO.HO.HO)
-I am very comfy in my work
clothes right now.
-I have the most delicious cup of coffee
I'm currently drinking.
-Dancing With The Stars was very
entertaining last night. (Minus Kim and Mark
going home-Cloris needs to leave already!)
-I am IN LOVE with the first Twilight
book. Why the heck did I not
start these books forever ago?
-No one sat next to me on the
train this morning. (I've been having
some bad luck with the people
who have been sitting next to me.)
-I had an unexpected conversation
with an unexpected boy the other night.
(And VERY much needed.)
-Kara comes home this weekend.
(I like knowing she's only five minutes
-I have off tomorrow. (sort of)
-I have a good feeling of me bumping
into Katie and Suri. A veryyyy good feeling.
Now go on...tell me all your
mushy gushy, ear grinning thoughts!
You know you wanna!