Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Day 16 – Your celebrity crush.

*dreamy look*
Anyone who knows me...and probably some who don't know who this is.
Technically....I don't even consider him a crush anymore...it was a crush in 1991(when he was in that Paula Abdul video for "rush rush")..now, we have an understanding...I'm his soulmate and if we ever met..it would be so on! :)
I love this man..LOVE and not in that creepy superfan way. It's more of a one-sided friendship (only because we haven't met).
I think we would hit it off very well if we met.
My celebrity crush is none other than the amazing human being that is Keanu Reeves!

Oh Keanu...how do I love thee? Let me count the ways!
I love thee with long hair..I love thee with short
I love thee when you grow a beard..I love thee when you're not
I love thee in the movies...I love thee in real life
I love thee when noone else thinks you're a good actor
I just love thee a lot!

I'm going to just leave it there...because I feel like it's getting to a creeptastic level and I don't want to chance him reading this before we meet and deciding that I'm a creeper..which i clearly am not! (-_-)

I STILL have this picture hanging in my room in my parents house! :o

Monday, August 15, 2011

Day 15 – Something you don’t leave the house without.

My cellphone!
Not for nothing...I'm not a serial texter and it's not a Crackberry..THANK GOD! But...it's so bad...even going to the bathroom...:( I need help!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Day 14 – A TV show you’re currently addicted to

Addiction is a funny thing...there is nothing i'm ADDICTED to but my shows are..
1. True Blood...mmmmmmmmmm vampire Eric and werewolf Alcide! it's like a yummy yummy treat every sunday! Well..monday for me cuz i watches it illegally on the interwebz :)

2. Rookie Blue...ok..y'all are sleeping on this show! it is soo good..predictable cop show! LOVE!

Trust me! Watch rookie blue..nbcs on thursday at 10pm eastern..the peacock never lies!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Day 13 – Your favorite musician and why?

Aaaaah!!!....I missed 2 days...*deep breaths!*
What had happened was...:) I didn't have internet!

Ok...Favorite musician...hmm...can it be a band?
I love, love. love Nickelback! First concert I ever went to...Have all their CDs...I love Chad Kroeger's voice! I love Ryan Peake's voice! I love the acoustic version of all their songs...I just love them! LOVE THEM!......LOVE! :)

et viola..there you have it!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Day 11- What's in my makeup bag

Thought I wasn't gon make it huh!! Well too bad....I snuck in under the cut real slick-like!
I gotta tell y'all...I feel very exhilarated...I just watched the final episode of Avatar: the last Airbender for the umpteenth time...while doing my work and I made significant progress! So thanks Aang!

Ok...my makeup bag (for my purse)...I have a picture here:
I have:
1. Tissue (cuz I'm a crier)
2. Tide to go pen (cuz you never know when you'll be lined up for inspection with a stain and a drill sergeant screaming at you)
3. Toothpaste (I dunno why I have that..I don't even carry a toothbrush)
4. Into the Wild body spray (cuz you gots to have your smell goods)
5. Coconut and Mango hand lotion (keeps the ash at bay and makes you smell edible -_-)
6. Carmex (SPF15)..(cuz lips are skin too and they need protection from the sun)
7. C.O. Bigelow Mentha Lip Tint (cuz it tastes minty and tingles)
8. M.A.C. Lipglass (cuz I dunno...i rarely use it..it's kinda sticky)
9. E.L.F Matte Lipstick in praline (cuz it has a pretty pink tint)
10. M.A.C. Pressed powder (like MPB says..sometimes as the day progresses my face looks like you can fry plantain on it)
11. Powder Brush
Et viola... zat is all...i'm not a big mussy fussy person!
See y'all tomorrow by God's grace!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Day 10: A photo of your favorite place to eat

Aight...being the foodie that I am...it's going to be favorite placeS!! :D

OMG..before i start can i share a blonde moment with y'all? ....like..you can totally judge me because I side-eyed my damn self all the way home today!
So for the last couple of days, I've noticed that my A/C in my care wasn't really working. And it's been getting progressively bad...not unbearable but it was getting there..and I was all ready to shell out money to get it fixed. Why oh blogsville did i finally check today and the little button you push to turn on the A/C wasn't pushed in?....Like I'm sure it's been weeks since it hasn't been on..just blowing warm air in my face and I was all grinning and bearing it? Wow!

Anyhoo...on to food!
Ok...I picked five of my favorite places to eat and they are mostly in the DMV area..

1. Minato Sushi...they have really good happy hours everyday from like 4-7..you can get sushi for like $3.25 and mango martinis for $4-ish i think...cheap & yummy.

2. Sticky Rice...also sushi..only been there once..a bit more pricey than the other place but the rolls are ginormous!...like one of the rolls is called the Godzirra...and for good reason...
ps: i'm a fake sushi eater...haven't progressed to the raw stuff yet..maybe next year :)

3. Akbar Restaurant: Indian food = yummy food...service is slow but I dream about the food for days after!..ooh oohh...and once, i saw this dude from Food Network..you know the smart guy from Ace of Cakes...the skinny little guy with the beard? I was like...cool!!

4. Yo-Cake: I'm a cupcake aficionado...I will try any cupcake when I see it..preferably red velvet. Yo-cake makes IMHO the best red velvet cupcakes I've ever had...like ever. And they sell frozen yogurt too..so you can get your cupcake topped with any flavor of frozen yogurt..mmmmmm....delicious.

5. Sonic Drive-in: Can you say...Medium Strawberry Slush with extra strawberries! Best thing Ever!! Their food is surprisingly good too!

That's all i got for today! Y'all be safe!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Day 9: A photo of the item(s) you last purchased

The last item(s) i purchased....

Book 2 and 3 of the Hunger Games Trilogy (for my uncle..because I am hellbent on everybody and their uncle reading these books!)...He read the 1st one last month and I'm not going to lend him my kindle to read the other two...so I got them for him from Amazon.

PS...if you have not read the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins...erm..you NEED to!! you absolutely HAVE to..best books I've read all year..I guarantee you will love and finish it in record time..or your money back!! (unless you dont like books like that then..NO REFUNDS PLEASE!)

I also got a Heart Rate Monitor Watch and the little chest strap that goes around your midsection...apparently I've been underestimating my calories burned! Hot Dog! :)

Monday, August 8, 2011

Day 8 – A song to match your mood

All American Rejects
Move Along

Happy Monday!
I love this song because it's upbeat but it also has a really good message..especially I think for Mondays.
I dunno about y'all but Mondays are usually very blah for me...i feel drained and I don't feel like doing anything.
Just.Keep.Moving.One.Step.After.Another...and before you know it...you've done it!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Day 7 – Your dream wedding

Wooohooo..day 7 and going strong!
Actually, I was about to go crash...this weekend flew by damn it!

Aight..dream wedding.
Ideally, my dream wedding would be one that I do absolutely all of the planning and none of the leg work...like literally...say "this is what I want" and somebody else does it and I show up on the wedding day and BAM! perfection....all I want to do is:
1. Buy my dress
2. Taste the Cake
3. Preview the music
4. Taste the food

However, I can give you guys a more realistic version of my dream wedding....
I want the wedding to be a huge party...from the church to the reception to the afterparty.

I want an extended praise and worship session during the church service
I want the reception hall to be beautifully decorated
I want to have a separate room for the younger kids to go hang out..with babysitters and games and movies and bouncy houses and food and little beds for them to nap in when they get tired
I want the reception hall to be in the same hotel as the hotel for guests so people don't have to drive
I want an open bar
I want the cake to be moist and delicious with tasty icing (not that bitter icing or fondant stuff)
I want the food to be perfect
I want the DJ to be on point with the perfect mix of naija and non naija music
I want my shoes to be perfect as well so that I can dance the whole night without feeling any pain
I want waterproof mascara..cuz I'm already an emotional human being...of course I'm going to cry buckets...

Err...that is all
Ooh..ooh...I want Collins Metu to be my photographer and I want my wedding video to be like a movie...


Saturday, August 6, 2011

Day 6 – A photo of an animal you’d love to keep as a pet

Hi y'all,
Day six and going strong!
Me being the conventional person that I am...the only animal i would love as a pet...and am damn sure going to have...someday is this cute little bundle of cuteness right here!

It's a PUG mixed with a BEAGLE....isn't it just the cuuutteessst thing ever!!! look at it's little squishy face!! :D

I want a medium sized dog cuz i think big dogs are too big and little dogs are too small...so I think a Puggle would be just right!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Day 5 – A photo of yourself two years ago.

Luckily...the picture I posted for the first day was from 2009!....

Nothing to see here tonight folks....

It's friday and my old bones are tired...

You young folks have a good night...

Crazy Stupid Love was awesome! Y'all should go see it!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Day 4 - Your favorite photo of your best friend

Shiznit! I almost missed it...I think technically I did cuz it's 12:04am...but the blog will post it as yesterday..Yippeee...

Soooooo I was thinking about this Day 4 stuff for a long time...and I was going to go into the whole spiel about  how I don't have best friends because it puts too much pressure on people to fulfill this "all in all" idea and when they fall short..which they will because we are human..then everybody gets hurt.
I dont have many friends...and I only have a handful of close friends.

In retrospect,I guess I had two really close best-ish friends...what happened? Dunno...life I guess..ppl change and move away and get married and friendships evolve...

The good thing about a true friend is that even if you don't see or talk to them for a while...at least in my case...I think about them everyday and I always send good thoughts their way and pray for them. And if they ever needed me...I'd be there in a heartbeat..in whatever capacity I can...and I hope they know that.

I'm not posting anyone's pictures cuz um...I dont wanna put them all out there...this blog did start off as "anonymous-y" :p

But here are pictures that remind me of my "besties"

Gnite Folks!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Day 3 – Your idea of the perfect first date

Let's do this!

My idea of the perfect first date....this is hard because I don't want it to come off as cliche..but I don't think the 1st date should involve too much...it's nerve-wracking enough to go out with someone you are just getting to know, keeping in mind that you are possibly open to being in a serious relationship with the person.

Me I kuku don't like all the fancy smancy wine and dine stuff. But I would love on a first date to do something I've never done before..not only does experiencing something new together create a bond, it also makes you less nervous i think.

Ok...perfect 1st date I've been on....

A couple of days before the date...he sent me a dozen red roses...that was a nice touch and I was all nervous and excited!

Rode the train into Manhattan to see The Lion King on Broadway which was amazing!

Next,we went to this like park (not central park) ..i forget the name of the area and i'm too lazy to look it up..but it was a short walk away from the show...*you know that place in something borrowed where Rachel and Ethan meet for lunch?(if they really shot the movie in New York)..yeah that place*...and we just talked and people watched for a couple of hours.

Then, we had dinner...as much as i love food...i don't even remember where or what...but there was no pressure...no nervousness..it was like catching up with an old friend.
Rode the train back..and talked some more

And then we both went our separate ways..never saw each other again..:D

I was thinking of what I would do to plan a perfect 1st date..and I just plain blanked...mehn...dudes y'all have it hard oh...any ideas?

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Day 2 – A photo of something you ate today

Turkey bacon biscuit and almond milk

Day 2 y'all...i'll keep it short and sweet...I downloaded this iCookbook App on my phone and it had this super easy recipe for turkey bacon biscuits for breakfast. So I made a bunch on Sunday and kept it in the fridge.

In the morning, I heat it up in the microwave for 19seconds... Add a glass of vanilla almond milk and I'm good to go! :)

Here's the recipe in case anyone is interested. I use Grands Honey Butter Biscuits because they are amazing!...and low fat cream cheese...yum!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Day 1: 30 Day Challenge

A photo of myself...et viola

Throwback to 2009! I miss braids!

And...a description of how my day was...

I woke up at 6:30...and snoozed for an hour! Lol...that's what i get for sleeping late.

Got out of bed at 7:30


Weighed myself...pleasantly surprised...but I think my scale is a liar..we like lies :)

Drank a glass of water

Took a shower

Got dressed

Packed my bags..and my lunch (curry chicken salad sandwich, carrots, a clementine and chocolate pudding)

Went to Food Lion to find this cereal that allegedly has 14g of fiber and no sugar and no sodium...I think it's like a unicorn..cuz clearly it DOES not exist! Hmpfff!

Bought gas at Exxon: $12.01..damn it!..i hate when it's not a complete number! I almost went up to $13, but I buy gas on thursdays..from Shell when it's $0.05 off and i can use my card to get an extra $0.10 off...I'm trying to stick it to the man..one gallon at a time!

Got to work at 10am..put my 10%APS on ice to thaw...

Went to pick up some compounds from this dude..at 11am, and I was on time too! Trying not to perpetrate the whole CPT thing and the dude shows up freaking 30minutes late...smh!! I was going to get mad but he was doing me a favor so...whatever!

Set up my experiment...messed up and loaded the wrong samples...ARRGGHH!!!...but it was actually a blessing in disguise cuz it didnt work and I didnt waste too much of my samples

Had lunch with my lab buddy

Finished up my experiment

Checked emails..went to INO, YBF and Ideeli...bought nothing! Yay me! :D

Facebook stalked

Had a discussion with lab folk about how most hero/villan movies are similar (it all started with someone comparing Harry Potter to Star Wars and the know-it-all saying that most movies/books have the same plot but not being able to give anymore examples *sideeye*..there's a back story but like just shut up! SHUT UP..you dont have to contribute to every conversation!! SHUT THE HELL UP!) :)..wooosah y'all!

Went to a 6pm spinning class...fun fun!

Talked myself into letting someone teach me how to swim (I know y'all! I know..it's my secret shame! I figure if I talk about it enough then I really have to do it!)

Walked to the shuttle with my lab buddy, dropped her off...drove home.

Stopped by a gazillion stores (ok 2..and one was closed) to find the fabled cereal! Clearly, it does not exist!..except on Amazon.

Took a shower

Had dinner...Coconut Curry Beef with white rice....yum-o! I slow cooked it myself yesterday (Top chef up in this piece :)..)

Had left over chocolate cake! mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm chocolate!

Watched the Bachelorette finale..(ugh! that Ashley)/Master Chef (ugh! that Chris)

Watched True Blood (meh..i like last week's episode better Alan Ball...you messed up the Sookie and Eric hookup...boooooo!)

Messed around on the internet and stumbled upon the 30 day blog challenge

Wrote my Day 1 blog! :)

In summary, my day was tiring and long and it feels like Friday...but I'm bout to go to bed...and hope tomorrow goes much more smoothly!

Gnite y'all!

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Mehn...this year surely flew by! I cant believe I haven't been here in a while....I really have no excuse...just been busy with life i guess. When things get overwhelming I tend to cut out a lot of things that I think i can live without...but...I'm trying to be good..I found this 30 day blogging challenge on Scandalous Beauty...And I'm going to try it..Eeek...i have only 44 minutes before day one is over!!! So I gotta go!!

Hey folks...hi purplebrain!

Here’s the 30 day list, join in if you’d like!

Day 1 – A photo of yourself and a description of how your day was.
Day 2 – A photo of something you ate today.
Day 3 – Your idea of the perfect first date.
Day 4 – Your favorite photograph of your best friend.
Day 5 – A photo of yourself two years ago.
Day 6 – A photo of an animal you’d love to keep as a pet.
Day 7 – Your dream wedding.
Day 8 – A song to match your mood.
Day 9 – A photo of the item you last purchased.
Day 10 – A photo of your favorite place to eat.
Day 11 – What’s in your makeup bag?
Day 12 – A photograph of the town you live in.
Day 13 – Your favorite musician and why?
Day 14 – A TV show you’re currently addicted to.
Day 15 – Something you don’t leave the house without.
Day 16 – Your celebrity crush.
Day 17 – A photo of you and your family.
Day 18 – Something you crave a lot.
Day 19 – Another picture of yourself.
Day 20 – The meaning behind your blog name.
Day 21 – A photo of something that makes you happy.
Day 22 – A letter to someone who has hurt you recently. A letter to someone who broke my heart.
Day 23 – 15 facts about you.
Day 24 – A photo of something that means a lot to you.
Day 25 – What’s in your purse?
Day 26 – A photo of somewhere you’ve been to.
Day 27 – A picture of you last year and now and how have you changed since then?
Day 28 – Your favorite movie.
Day 29 – Something you could never get tired of doing.
Day 30 – A photograph of youself today + three good things that have happened in the past 30 days.