Friday, August 31, 2012

BECAUSE you didn't know...

That I prayed for twin siblings and God answered my prayers almost a decade ago and can't wait to have my own kids one day because they bring delight to my soul. When I say kids, I mean daughter because she will be the best dressed baby in the E. Village. #kidswag

That I used to hop around my backyard until it's too dark to see catching baby toads and bringing buckets home to my horrified mother

That I don't fold my non-work clothes. My best friend knows that and gives me the dirtiest looks when she comes over to MY apt and open up MY drawers to borrow MY clothes.  #SMH

That I had pet baby ducks growing up who followed me around everywhere I went because they do, in fact, imprint

That I wouldn't be caught dead in sneakers unless you caught me at the gym on the treadmill

That I care all too much what people think of me but will still dress however I want. I don't believe the phrase "you can't pull that off". Fashion is and will be my preferred self-expression

That food brings me JOY like nothing else. Wait, you do know that. 

That I have an extreme affinity for pickles, avocados, and black cherries. Not all in one meal obviously... 

That my roommate calls me "momma" bc I cooked for her for the whole first year we lived together, pry about her personal life esp when it comes to boys, and nag her incessantly

That I have feet phobia and believe that there is no such thing as having too many pairs of shoes

That I have never had a real/live Christmas tree but am looking forward this Christmas because apt E1 SHALL make room for one. If we have to eat on the floor for a month or two, so be it (looking forward to decorating it with the girls to "under the mistletoe") #Beiberfever #I'maBelieber

That for a month straight last winter, I listened to Justin Bieber's "Under the Mistletoe" on the way to work (on repeat)

That (this one's controversial) I really didn't read through my benefits and options in my offer and signed on the dotted line then picked my retirement/insurance/etc randomly. Also that Turbo does my tax----step. 

That I'm freakishly and embarrassingly strong: in the physical-can-lift-impressively-heavy-things sense

That I will literally weave and dodge the throngs of NY to avoid cigarette smoke on the sidewalks. HOW RIDICULOUS, I mean seriously?!?!?! Seriously?!?!?! My blood boils just thinking about smelling it. 

That I still fit into GAP Kids and until recently owned things in my closet marked 14/16 from there. 

That if you are visiting/moving into NYC and are looking for a church, I'd like to invite you to church - free brunch on me after

That I think weight gain during Thanksgiving is expected, mandatory, and totally worth it. I look forward to it every. Single. Year. 

That my favorite blog to read is Rockstar Diaries #welcomebacktoNYC

That I want my husband-to-be to play the piano for me as I walk down the aisle to him before joining me before our friends, family, God, and the dude that will pronounce us husband and wife.

I'm bored at Chicago O'hare-traveling has become my life. But I will see *her loser brother* soon. Kid. Relax. TGIF and have a lovely and wonderful Labor Day weekend. 

P.S. I hear the models are all in town and strutting down the streets of New York like nobody's business. Cheers to the kickoff of NY Fashion Week and my favourite season of the year. 

From us to you with all our love,
L on her way to sunny Los Angeles 

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

BECAUSE God brought him back to me...

Some guy told me this morning that the success rate for open gall stone surgery on the 81-90 year old age group is 87%.....

I am certain that nothing could've consoled me last Friday when I found out that my grandfather went into surgery then straight to the ICU. He kept it from us and did it without the family's called me sobbing at work. I ran out of the conference room in tears. We prayed on the phone outside of work on the curb. Then I texted the church and within the hour, everyone texted their prayers.
hehehehehhehehhehehhehehe this screenshot cracks me up(now, not at the time)

Mom flew out the very next morning and I contemplated booking a flight out of fort wayne as well. She's since landed and rushed to the hospital. PRAYERFULLY he's healing and recovering.

I'm so incredibly grateful for my church family. You are my rock. Your prayers carried him back to us!

From me to you with my deepest gratitude,

Friday, August 24, 2012

BECAUSE I say goodbye to Pantone's Tangerine Tango...

Fall's just around the corner can you believe it? Someone tell me where 2012 went. It was yesterday when the girls and I went out ringing in the new year and now that new year is about over. Thankfully, fall brings my favorite holiday, lots of good food, and the most fashionable time in the city. I am always inspired by the fall collection. It sets my whole closet for the rest of the year. And this fall, green's back-hollaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Home for the weekend with the girls gone. I think I'll take myself shopping tomorrow. See you in Soho.

One lonely girl in the city....

Monday, August 20, 2012

BECAUSE I promised to document my LA trip...

documentation complete per your request.
one happy new yorker who still thinks new york is the best city in the whole world.

with all my love,

Saturday, August 4, 2012

BECAUSE I'm flying to Ft. Wayne for work...

for the next 3 months. RIIIIIGHHHHTT???
yeah I know. The life of a public accountant. Except, wait a second...I'm not in audit. Whatever man...

Here's what happened Wednesday night flying with Delta:
1. first flight delayed so that I'd miss my connection out of Atlanta. Got bumped to an earlier flight.
2. plane sits on runway for 3 hrs. Pulled back in for a fuel and go (42mins) went over the FAA regulations of how long pilots can work and got deplaned
3. put on a third flight that left LGA at 10:40pm (I got to the airport at 2pm)
4. landed in Detroit with EVERY hotel in the area booked bc of ALL the grounded Delta planes
5. slept in the airport for 8:30am flight to IN
6. plane suffered bird strike as it was taxing. nose cone got dented- delayed
7. new plane get stolen from us by pilot going to state college bc the plane was double booked bc delta implements a new booking system THAT DAY.
8. bumped on a plane that left at 2pm and I got in at 3pm.

It's a miracle they didn't fire me. It's a miracle I didn't set scream at delta. Anyone want my skymiles? BC I'm flying AA from now on.

fir meal in IN! impressed with the portion
at least they feed me

oh yes I did


I'm back for the weekend and thoroughly enjoying spending every second with friends and roommates. I've missed them so much. Linda and I just got back from the Dark Knight. I'm slightly speechless....I mean, the last 5 minutes was good?

Honestly, I kind of enjoyed the previews more and am DYING to see Taken 2 and the new Bourne movie, Legacy I think. Dyinggggggg to see it. oh and the last Twilight movie. Ha....

Packing again...because I'm flying tomo. My heart feels heavy and I'm dreading it so much. I'm a nervous flier and am easily stressed when flying. Can you pray for me? Here's to the next 3 months....

From us to you with all our love,
one best friend left in the city...