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Oh … hey?

23 Mar

So I’ve read that you’re not supposed to apologize to being MIA on your blog – well I’m going to break that rule and do just that. I’m sorry for being MIA and not completing the 30 day blog challenge that the one miss Caitlin spearheaded.

I know myself and the second I hit publish on day one I thought to myself that it would be a miracle if I did this.

And no I haven’t been sitting like a bump on a log. It’s March or the best month EVER. I’ve been partaking in activities such as drinking green beer:


… and more beer in a green bottle.

photo 5

… and posing with fellow NYC blogger/becoming really good friend Leanna!

LEANNA And celebrating the BEST holiday with my BEST friends in the BEST city. (okay I’ll stop)

photo 4

Phew. Let’s just say I’ve drank enough beer this month that I have all year so far. Was it glorious? Of course. Did I eat tons of corned beef? Duh. And pizza? Is the pope Catholic?

You get it. For the past three weekends I sailed back to the college days and “lived it up” if you will. Now … I’m in need of a detox. I hit the gym today and huffed and puffed my way through 2.3 miles on the treadmill and a solid 20 minutes on the stair climber. (brutal)

Also, there has been some internal changes happening at my job, i.e. Shannon is getting a lot more busy! (and hopefully not stressed)

Oh and have I mentioned that I barely get internet at my apartment? Well I don’t and it’s a blessing that it’s working right now (knock on wood) and my phone cord to plug in my iPhone to my laptop is at my friends house so I charge my phone on my iHome and emailed those pics to myself. (run-on sentence much?)

So can you deal with my randomness? I hope so 🙂


Stolen Purse and One Huge Banana

23 Feb

My purse was stolen Saturday night. It sucked. Real bad. As soon as I noticed it was missing I remained calm, relatively speaking. Of the three people I was with, no one had a smart phone, can you believe it? So I borrowed a random persons outside and made the necessary calls to cancel my credit cards. Called my mom to get the bank at home because I couldn’t get on their site and she (thankfully) called Verizon and reported my phone stolen.

One thing I didn’t do was cry. If you know me, I’m pretty emotional. I balled during the Boy Meets World season finale and Tila Tequila when the Italian guy was voted off. I lost it when someone stole my phone from a bathroom in college, but this time, not a tear. Perhaps it’s a sign of adulthood?

The two things I did have was my license and debit card because I had a tab at the bar. I guess that round of drinks I bought everyone paid off because I really would have been screwed.

One good thing to come out of this – I GOT AN IPHONE! And I’m obsessed.

Also, because my camera is gone, all my photos will be coming from my phone.

IMG_0008 Not too shabby.

I’ve read around the blog world that many of you are in a funk. Well I’m your newest member. I think it’s cabin fever as my boss put it this afternoon. We can all agree that being inside 90% of the day is no bueno, however, it’s something I must learn to deal, adjust and cope with and really take advantage of lunch breaks and weekends.

On top of the funk, I haven’t been feeling 100%. To fight off the potential sickness, I downed this today:

IMG_0021A large juice from the health food store containing apple, pear, carrot and collard greens. I could sit here and write that it was so fresh, delicious and healthy and that I immediately felt better, however that would be a blatant lie. It was awful.

It was like drinking thick, green slob that’s desperately trying to be sweet but the over powering collards took over the fruit. Gross. I drank it as fast as I could repeating, “This is good for me, this is good for me.”

Then my boss went out and bought me some ginger beer.

IMG_0025He swore up and down that this would cure me. I’ve never heard of it before, but by golly it was delicious. (Yes I just said “by golly” and no it wasn’t alcoholic, rather upsetting I know)

In other news, check out this banana I smashed in my oatmeal this a.m.

IMG_0019 It was the smallest one they had. I felt awkward buying it it was so big – that’s what she said.

I’mma be me

5 Feb

I think I just had a mini epiphany. You know that feeling when you want to scream at the top of your lungs, until your voice goes hoarse? When you feel like no matter how hard you try to screw your head, nothing seems to mesh? When your insides are literally crawling because they can’t find the right place?


That was me. Twenty minutes ago.

I was sitting on my unmade bed, with my back against the wall, and computer on my lap, miserable, thinking what the f*ck.

And then it hit me. I’ve been surrounding myself with things have been subconsciously killing my mental and emotional well being; not all the time, not even a majority, maybe 30% of the time.  Well I’m happy to announce I’m getting that 30% back.


I’m not ready to dive into that bag o’ tricks, but this feels good.


Here some real facts about me:

  1. I’m super broke and getting broker.
  2. I spent $70 dollars on dinner Thursday night. It was fabulous. I don’t regret it.
  3. I think I look pretty good in most pictures.
  4. I bought a rotisserie chicken for a dish I’m making tomorrow. I ate the two drum sticks standing in my kitchen, skin and all.
  5. I’m good at doing hair.
  6. I worry I don’t love my friends as much as they love me.
  7. I’m proud of the relationship I have with my grandparents. Although I’ll be a wreck when they pass, I won’t have any regrets. I love them with every ounce of my being, and they know that.
  8. I have four half siblings that I have no relationship with.
  9. My mom and I are closer than any mother/daughter relationship I’ve seen.
  10. I pick my cuticles till the bleed. I know it’s gross, but I can’t seem to stop.
  11. I ran a half marathon and didn’t train for it. Who does that?
  12. I’ve never been in love.
  13. I really want to lose weight, but because of number 4 it’s pretty hard.
  14. I’m kinda selfish.
  15. There’s someone who I constantly think about.
  16. I drink way to much when I go out. Sometimes 10-12 beers. Sorry for partying.
  17. I slowing getting into photography thanks to blog reading.
  18. I have really good rhythm.
  19. I’d rather be broke for the rest of my life and be truly happy.
  20. I really want to start going to church again. I attempted to kill two birds with one stone at yoga. But I’m really not into the meditation and chanting.


Chucks |Coffee | Wine

5 Feb




Does one need anything more?