December 13, 2011
November 23, 2011
wear comfy clothes. you can be a fashionista 364 days a year but thanksgiving is a day where comfort should take priority. loose and baggy people. no matter how good and fit you feel in the morning, if you do thanksgiving right by 6pm you will feel like a sloth. a food coma in skinny jeans is not a good feeling.
just accept the fact that football is going to be on tv. there is nothing you can do about it. no one wants to watch the parade or the lady gaga thanksgiving special :(
families..we love each other to death but we bicker..its all in good fun, really..if you want to keep it at a friendly level do not bring up politics or religon.
cocktail, water, cocktail, water, cocktail, water..h2O breaks help with digestion and mental capacity. :)
Thanksgiving is like a marathon. If you sprint hard out of the gate you'll never make it to the finish line. Pace yourself. If you fill up on appetizers you will miss out on a lot of yummy food.
make sure you get your hands on some left overs. Seriously, there is nothing better because no one feels like cooking the day after thanksgiving.
Enjoy the day! If your lucky you have the day off and people to share it with. Remember to be thankful for not only the blessings in your life but the misfortunes as well. They make us strong, shape us into the people we are and remind us of what is most important in life.
Gobble til you wobble!
November 22, 2011
November 13, 2011
October 23, 2011
I'm not really a fall lover like most people. I'm allergic to apples so I dont like apple picking. We never carved pumpkins growing up so I've never felt the desire to go pumpkin picking either. I do not like cider or hiking to watch the leaves change and the crisp cool breeze is just a rude reminder that it is another 9 months before I can make my way down to the beach again.
However, the one thing that makes it all ok..the one thing that I DO love is Halloween! This year is going to be a little different in ways halloween has gone for me over the past few years. This year marks my official entrance into adulthood as I will not be wearing anything scandalous. Halloween used to be a day where my friends and I could dress like skanks and get away with it. Oh, those were the days. However, as fat starts to appear in places it hasnt before and gravity was introduced to me for the first time in my life I decided on a more conservative approach. At first I was a little bummed but I realized I can still have fun with this beloved holiday.
Soo, what am I going to be? The suspense must be killing you. Gina and I are going to be hipsters! wooo. What is a hipster you ask? I had no idea either, this was Gina's clever idea that I have come to be grateful for as it is a perfect transition into adulthood halloween. Just picture pretty much anyone that works in a New York City starbucks or hot topic. A hipster is a subculture of society that lives a bohemian lifestyle. They are your punk rocker, hippie types. I realize that only people who know me will know it is a costume since half of New York City is hipster but we're going to have fun with it.. stay tuned for pictures and Happy Trick or Treating :)
October 07, 2011
September 24, 2011
No relationship is effortless. Some easier then others but all in all both people need to want to make the relationship work. . I think this is why our friend list thins out as we get older. In our adult years we have finally figured out what we value in a friendship, who is worth fighting for and who we are better off without.
September 23, 2011
September 18, 2011
I have been sick for a little over a week now (insert 'awww' here) It is absolutely no fun. However, somewhere in between hacking up a lung and feeling the highs of all the cold medicines I have been consuming I did some online shopping to raise my spirits. I think I would be much more financially stable had online shopping ceased to exist. But what kind of world would that be? Here is my favorite sick week purchase...suede taupe booties..
...just what the doctor ordered. :)
September 17, 2011
I literally cannot stop thinking about this book. It is a very short, easy read and it is truly an amazing story. As a person who believes in God and heaven but has normal doubts and questions, this book is a breath of fresh air. It reinvigorates one's faith and gives new hope to this life and what comes after. It is not obnxiously religous but a simple story about a little boy who died for three minutes in the OR and what he expierenced. His innocent and naive interpretation of what he saw and felt warmed my heart and brought tears to my eyes. I know that sounds cheesy but read this book and you will know exactly what I am talking about. He also confirms what I already assumed..there are animals in heaven :)
September 11, 2011
August 23, 2011
The news ate this up. There was live, "breaking news" coverage for about 3 and half hours on eyewitness news. It went a little something like this.. there was a tremor in the area from a 5.9 earthquake out of Virginia. No injuries, No damage. No tsunami threat. Story over, right? wrong. This was probably the most repeitive series of news reports EVER. People had to go home because they were too traumatized. I get it, in NYC everyone is afraid of terrorism and I can imagine how scary the initial rumbling probably was for the people in buildings but a mental health day? come on. In the hospitals we don't get that luxury. Even if the world is ending we are not allowed to leave. They shut down airports for awhile, too. I'm no expert but I thought the air would be the safest place during an earthquake.
Everything aside it was my first earthquake, I can say I've experienced one. I've had enough now. I hope it was my last.
August 21, 2011
..I know when we hold hands as we fall asleep
..I know when I miss you everytime we are apart for even the shortest time
..I know when you make me walk on the inside of you when we are in the street
..I know when we find each other to be the funniest people in the world
..I know when I feel my absolute grossest and you tell me I'm beautiful
..I know when I look at you and I still think you are the most handsome man in the world
All these things let me know that I am exactly where I am supposed to be. I am exactly with who I am supposed to be with. We are very lucky to have found each other in this crazy, beautiful world. All these things I know..
August 17, 2011
This is just a little shout out to my girls..I love you..I want you to know how blessed I feel to have you in my life..thank you for just being you..you know who you are ;)
August 15, 2011
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July 28, 2011
July 21, 2011
July 19, 2011
At the hospital I work with a lot of very religous people. Some of them were not too happy with this decision as they said in the bible it says that men must be with women and that it is unnatural. I argued that the bible says not to judge and treat everyone equally and with respect. Gay couples are not hurting anyone by simply loving each other. They deal with the same issues that male/female couples deal with but without any of the benefits. Legalizing gay marriage also doesn't have anything to do with religion. They are not getting married in the churches but in the eyes of the law. Last time I checked there was still seperation of church and state. But if you ask me, I dont think God minds who we love, afterall, His message is love.
Maybe one day the church will catch up to the times as our government seems to be slowly doing. The bible was written centuries ago and a lot has changed in society since then. I think some of the strict teaching such as you are going to hell if you use birth control, if you're gay, if you have gotten a divorce drives people away. God loves all of us unconditionally and those things don't make us malicious or sinful, but a human being of our generation. I can go on and on about this so I'll stop. In conclusion, Yay for the gays! May we all continue to grow as a society of tolerance, acceptance, equality and love.
July 11, 2011
July 05, 2011
Unless you live under a rock you've heard by now that Casey Anthony was found 'not guilty' While I do believe she is in fact guilty there are few things to keep in mind. 1. The jury was not able to see any media coverage of the trial during the 31 days and we are definitely tainted by this. 2. There was no dna at the crime scene linking her or cause of death. 3. This is the country we live in and while we know she probably is guilty there simply wasnt enough evidence to exclude reasonable doubt. I am proud and privileged to live in a country where the judicial system versus popular opinion is superior.
June 23, 2011
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June 16, 2011
June 08, 2011
June 02, 2011
We had just moved into our apartment in Malverne, it was just me, my mom and my brother for the first time. There was a thunderstrom in the middle of the night that knocked out the power on the block. I was about 6 and my brother was 2 ..we were freaking out. I think my mom was a little nervous as well. I remember sitting on our kitchen floor with my moms arms wrapped around each of us, holding us tightly while she whispered words of reassurance. Reassurance that wasn't helping with the impending sence of doom we were experiencing. That's when she told us that we had no reason to be scared because thunder is actually angels bowling and the really loud ones are strikes and we should cheer for them. There we were sitting on a cold floor, lights out in the middle of the night yelling "strike!" at each crack..laughing and playing. A fear made fun.
It must have been hard to be a single mom in moments like those. I'm grateful to my mom for that night. I remember feeling safe in her arms. It is one of my favorite memories from my childhood. Still to this date when I hear an earth shaking crack I can't help but smile and I always think..strike!
May 29, 2011
May 25, 2011
May 21, 2011
We went out the other night for dinner and I was talking to her about getting married and how I stress about affording a nice wedding. I also told her how all my friends expect a big ring and I thought I did too but I'm not really sure if that matters to me She told me, "Liz, marriage is not about the ring or the party. If that's what you are focused on then you shouldn't be getting married. Marriage is about a long life together and if you love the person it shouldn't matter where you get married or how big your ring is. And remember it is a very long life." She went on further to explain where diamonds come from and it's true that people die and suffer to distribute diamonds. All that should matter is the love. That made me feel a lot better. She is right. I shouldn't stress about superficial things or care what others think. It doesn't matter.
She's always there to ground me, bring me back to reality and remind me what is important in life. People, not things. Love, not money. A long life together, not one day.
May 09, 2011
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February 27, 2011
We all have that friend that we can be totally crazy with. Usually they are slightly crazier then us so we feel safe and free to just let go. Just as you have that friend you may be that person for someone else in your life. Well, that friend for me is Miss Laura Faith. I cannot count the number of things that we have done that I could really only do with her. I met Laura freshman year of highschool and we have been besties ever since. She is out of her freakin mind but I love her oh so much. There is really nothing I can do or tell her (besides the occasional medical story) that freaks her out. We were the girls who peed on Lindsay Lohans house, created the infamous cheerleading scavenger hunt, devised maps and strategies to sneak out of school to go to events at the colliseum. We have been known to fireball and break out into spontaneous dance parties in public, inappropriate places and on more then on occasion make fools of ourselves. But we had fun every minute of it. I love you LT!