Random musings Friday…the 100th post edition…

So I managed to do it…to reach my 100th post!  When I started this blog I honesty didn’t think anyone would want to read it.  Now, here I am, 100 posts later and I still can’t believe that you guys stop by here every day and read the crap I write about.  And the comments…are always awesome and helpful and funny and supportive.  I love all of your faces off!  Seriously. 

In order to thank you all properly for supporting me through my first 100, I have a little something for you…

This beautiful necklace is from Creations by Juliann…my new favorite Etsy shop.  You have to go over to check out her shop…her stuff is so pretty and romantic and I seriously love it all.  While I was there picking out this little lovely, I chose a few items for myself as well.  This morning I went over there again (to steal these pictures) and found even more great stuff.  Go visit her…I guarantee you will find something you love.

I don’t like a lot of rules, so I’m going to keep this pretty simple..

  • Go visit Creations by Juliann and leave me a comment on this post telling me which item is your favorite – 1 entry.
  • Post about this giveaway on your blog – 3 entries.
  • Come back here every day next week and leave a comment – 1 entry per day.

The contest will be open until next Friday, July 2nd at midnight.  A winner will be selected (via Random.org) over the weekend and I will post the results on Monday, July 5th.  Good luck.

Now for this week’s random musings…

  • There was another ridiculous line in front of Apple this morning…not as long of a line as yesterday, but still significant.  Of course, there was also a large crowd on the other side of the plaza by The Early Show set.  They weren’t there for iPhones though.  They were there to see Alicia Keys.  I think that is a much more worthwhile activity.
  • J and I are still engaged in the war of the kitchen appliances.  Now instead of just moving the same thing back and forth, we have started re-arranging everything…daily.  I think the only way for us to end this war is to buy a new house with a bigger kitchen. 
  • I have had Alejandro by Lady Gaga stuck in my head for about a week.  The thing is…I can’t stand that song.  Seriously.  I know this is a controversial statement…but I’m not a huge fan of Gaga.  The ridiculous outfits and the gimmicks and the crazy behavior are things I just cannot get behind. I mean, really…underwear at a Mets game?  They play bad enough as it is…they don’t need the additional distraction.  And the woman ruined a perfectly good Birkin bag by writing all over it.  What is that about?  If she didn’t want it, she could have sent it to me.  But I digress.  I do think she’s got a great voice and I like most of her songs.  But Alejandro?  I can’t stand it.  I think it’s because they play it on the radio here every 5 minutes.  On Sunday when I got in the car, it was on two stations at the same time.  I’ve mentally changed the words to “Please go away, Please go away, Alejandro.”  It doesn’t seem to be working. 
  • I bought tickets this morning to see Jay-Z and Eminem at Yankee Stadium and I’m soooo freaking excited.  They are just about the worst possible seats.  I don’t think it’s possible for us to be further away from the stage…by 10:10 they were already sold out!  But I’ll be there…September 14th…with my brother and sister-in-law.  Yay!!!  People seem to be surprised when I divulge that I am a Jay-Z fan.  Are you guys surprised?  I guess it’s because I also like Sarah McLachlan and sparkly vampires and dresses. 

That’s it for this week, dear readers.  Sorry this post is so late.  My boss is going on vacation next week and it’s super busy here.  Plus I was pre-occupied buying concert tickets and it took me a while to get on over here.  I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend…

Long live the World Trade, long live the king yo…I’m from the Empire State…

Random Musings Friday…

Another week gone.  I feel like time is just flying.  I mean…it was just Christmas and now it’s June!  How did that happen?  Maybe it’s because I’m getting old.  I remember being a kid and it felt like summer took forever to arrive and then lasted forever.  Anyone else feel like time is zooming by them?

Anyway…on to this week’s random musings…

  • One night this week, I was walking through the subway and two people were fighting.  They were yelling and cursing and insulting each other’s mothers…it was a doozy.  And I was totally fascinated.  I didn’t stop to watch because that would have been rude and potentially dangerous.  So I continued on my way and got on the escalator…then I turned around and watched them scream at each other until I got to the top.  I find that I do things like this whenever I see a fight or argument break out in public.  Does this make me a freak?  I think, no, considering there were so many people standing around, watching.  What is it about watching people make a scene in public that is so damn interesting?  If you see something like that, do you stop to watch?
  • Right now J and I are having a war of our own.  It’s a silent war filled with sneaky, covert operations and strategic planning.  The object of the war…the blender.  See, my kitchen is small (I wish I’d thought to take pictures…) and I have very limited storage space.  I have no options for my small appliances but to leave them on the counter, but I have limited counter space too.  And I hate having a cluttered kitchen.  Normally, the blender lives in the corner, next to the toaster and out of the way.  However, J has been making smoothies a lot lately and wants the blender more accessible.  I moved some things around to make room for it on the other side of the kitchen and placed it on the opposite counter, in front of a window.  J has decided that “blenders do not belong in front of the window” and moved it to squeeze it in between a jar of dog treats and the standing mixer.  There is no room for it there and now everything is crammed together and there is a big open space.  This drove me up the wall.  So I moved it back to the window.  When I came back into the kitchen later, it was moved again.   I finally yelled that it’s my blender and he’s not allowed to touch it.  He ignored me and moved it again after I went to sleep.  This will continue for weeks I’m sure.  Wait until he finds out that I also ordered a new coffee table without telling him.  Ah, the things you have to do to amuse yourself after ten years together.
  • I guess I was in a bit of a nesting mode this week and while I was home on Wednesday, playing hooky from work, I made a little trip to Bed Bath and Beyond.  While I was there I decided to buy new runners for the entry and hallway downstairs.  I chose the softest ones I could find because the dogs like to lay on the rugs while we are at work.  Well…J went one step further.  He dragged both runners together and covered them with a blanket to make a larger, even softer area for the girls to lay.  Apparently, this was not good enough for Sadie…who is a princess.  J was watching her on the petcam and he called to tell me that she had balled the blanket up and made it into a pillow and then proceeded to sprawl out on the rugs with her hed on the blanket.  Do you think my dogs might be a little too pampered?  I blame J…he’s ridiculous with them.  I am totally sane and never, ever sit on the floor so they can lay on the couch…especially not last night…
  • There is a woman on the bus who has the best shoe collection I’ve ever seen and she’s always wearing 4 inch stilettos.  To commute.  I wear sneakers or Crocs or flip flops…never heels.  Ever.  She and I get off at the same stop and we both go to the same deli every morning for breakfast.  I swear, she beats me there every freaking day.  Today…she was walking out by the time I was walking in.  How does she do it?  I’m wearing flats, people!  She’s in stilettos! 
  • Speaking of people on the bus…there is this guy at my bus stop most days.  He’s pretty quiet, but I’ve always gotten a really strange vibe from him.  After a few months of seeing each other every morning, he started saying hi to me.  So I would say hi back and smile.  Then one day, he got off the bus at my stop, which I found out is 20 blocks earlier than his stop, and he walked with me all the way to my office.  I was a little creeped out, but whatever…he seemed harmless.  I mentioned J a lot during that walk and he never did it again.  Well, his behavior is getting stranger.  He insists on being the first one to get on the bus and will push people out of the way to be first.  It’s not a crowded bus and there are plenty of seats, so I don’t get it.  Sometimes, he’ll get on and stamp his feet all the way to his seat and swing his bag around really close to people’s heads.  He’s also taken to staring at people and lifting his sunglasses every few minutes so you know he’s staring at you.  This morning, he stood in his usual spot, waiting for the bus to stop.  As soon as she opened the doors, he turned away really fast and sort of violently and stepped aside.  Then he glared at the driver until she pulled away.  He didn’t have a problem with her yesterday, but he seems to today.  Strange, right?

Wow…that was a long post for me on a Friday.  If you made it this far…thanks…for listening to all my random crap.  Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend.  I’ll see you back here next week with my five favorite pictures, the results from my Brazilian hair straightening treatment and the trials and tribulations of finishing the install of our central air!  I’m sure you can’t wait…