Archive for January, 2012

January 31, 2012

Laser Tag Birthday Parties at 25

When I first told people that I would be attending a laser tag Birthday Party last Friday night, I had a mix of reactions to say the least.  Everything from “what are you, twelve?”, to “that is AWESOME, and lastly, my favorite, “my son is going to a laser tag Birthday party on Saturday night.”  This last comment was from my co-worker.  His son is eight.  A.K.A. I’m more than 3x his age.  Sigh.

I’m sure we had the same amount of fun, though.  In fact, my team of six may have had more fun than all of those eight year olds combined.

Just call me Sharp Shooter Kelleher from now on.

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January 30, 2012

i love…

having one-on-one reunions with old friends at strange pool halls bars

January 30, 2012

Perfect Timing:

January 27, 2012

J. Crew New Arrivals have Arrived for Spring…

And they are beautiful, and bright, and colorful and amazing.

I haven’t been to J. Crew in awhile (a whole 2 months!), but I have a feeling that I may have to pay a visit very soon.

 

1. Peplum Top    2. Squared Enamel-Link Bracelet   3. Marina Necklace   4. Cafe Capri   5. Teddie Dress

6. Lillian Dress   7. Toothpick Jean   8. Dolores Dress   9. 3″ Chino Short   10. Cashmere Long-Sleeve Tee

January 26, 2012

I paid $10 for grapes yesterday…


Yep.  Ten dollars.  I spend less for a decent bottle of wine.

After swiping my credit card at the local Food Emporium last night, I realized that I literally just paid $22 for 4 items:

  • 1/2 gallon of skim milk

  • carrots

  • Kraft Singles American cheese

  • and a bag of red grapes

I literally walked outside, got to my corner and thought, “this can’t be right”, and walked right back into the grocery store.  Furious.  I asked one of the store employees if this was right and he answered, “no, you were overcharged.”

I wait on line for a good 7 minutes and ask the woman who checked me out if this was correct.  She laughed at me and said, “honey, I wish it was $4.99 a bag, but I’ve been working here for 15 years, and it’s $4.99 a pound.” 

So I just spent $10 on 2 lbs of grapes. 

Lesson learned: Don’t buy anymore grapes.

January 26, 2012

let’s all quit our jobs and travel the world…

…spend the rest of our days lounging on the beach.  Feeling the sand between our toes, the sun on our cheeks.  No meetings, no time constraints, not a care in the world… Oh, I must have been dreaming.  Sorry

Don’t I wish.

I saw this article  posted on my friend Jaime’s blog yesterday, and had to re-post it.

What I’ve learned from the article entitled, “Why I Told My Daughter to Quit her Job”:

    • “College, if you’re lucky enough to get there, is really about figuring out your friends and your values as well as your dreams for the future. Nobody — well, almost nobody — finds a top-paying position right out of college.”   So… very… true.

    • “Jobs are like college courses. Each one you take teaches you a set of new skills and offers a fresh perspective on life. They aren’t meant to be permanent, most of them. They are only stepping stones.”  Very hard to believe sometimes, but TRUE.  My parents always tell me, “it’s not the end of the world”…  And they’re right.  I constantly need to tell myself this.

    • “That “safe” job will kill your creativity, drown your enthusiasm, and smother your ability to get up in the morning with a bounce in your step. Why stay?”   True.  A former boss once told me that the minute you stop feeling challenged, it’s time to leave. 

    • “When you quit a job, any job, it can be terrifying. But it’s also exhilarating, as you open yourself to new possibilities. So go ahead. Take the risk. Quit that job, if you hate it. You might surprise yourself.”    We all think about this sometimes, but never actually do it.  Should we quit that 8:00am-8:00pm job that’s destroying our skin and making us lose our hair and instead, travel the world for six months? 

Maybe it’s true, maybe it’s not… of course, I always tend to fear the unknown.  Regardless, this article really gets you thinking.

January 25, 2012

apparently I’m living vicariously through my nail polish

Currently sporting OPI’sBarefoot in Barcelona” on my toes, and Essie’sSpaghetti Strap” on my hands.

Sixty-six days ’til sun…

January 24, 2012

Coming Back Short

As much as I loathe my legs, I have an obsession with shorts… silk, lace, scalloped, sequined, brights, pastels, denim, cuffed, cut-offs… I can’t get enough.

And my most recent obsession is by Sass & Bide

I need them.

 

January 23, 2012

Super Bowl Rematch

Ready for a repeat victory from senior year…

January 21, 2012

“Hippo Eats Dwarf”

Mike forwarded this article to me yesterday, and I couldn’t help but laugh…

but only because there’s absolutely no way it can actually be true.