Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Legal Cocaine

I know you are all wondering if I have drowned in the streets of Boston... despite flood warnings galor I am suprising upbeat! The magic? LEGAL COCAINE (AKA a MULTIVITAMIN!)

My stomach disorder makes me prone to nutrient deficiencies which makes me tired and weak and lightheaded... which brought me to Dr. Google who diagoised me with secondary anemia! All that means is I am low on iron which is actually pretty common in females. I took my "prescription" to CVS and got One a Day Teen Advantage. I am technically not a teen but I heard that some people get naucious with multivitamins so I figured it would be gentler and it had all the same vitamins/minerals as the woman pill except MORE vitamin C and more pills for the same cost. I love a good deal.

So I have been taking these magic pink drugs for almost a week now and I feel sososo much better. Much less irritable, unable to regulate body temp. and all the other annoying symptoms! YAY :-) I do not know why I was so against vitamins... I guess it felt like cheating? Now my mom wants me to jump on the fish oil pill boat, but I don't think I am ready for that yet :-P

What is really on crack is this season of Dancing With The Stars! This cast is crazy! Anybody else watching this unfold?

And speaking of dancing (like my segways today?) here are some pictures inside the club in NYC I went to:

ahhh the good days.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Who needs sleep!

Last weekend I was in NYC visiting some of my favorite people :-)

It was so much fun! The only problem was that by last "weekend" I actually mean Sat. night. Quite literally. I did not get there until 5:30PM (thanks traffic)! And my bus back to Bean-town was at... 7:10AM!! My friend is currently living in a hotel (so glamorous!) and in typical NYC fashion there is a 24 diner right next door... except what makes it even BETTER is that there is an entrance from inside the hotel meaning fresh 24 hr. diner food without ever going outside!

We went to a Mexican restaurant that was delicious and we got some Margaritas to start off the night. Mine was Passion Fruit and AMAZING! The restaurant was fun with music playing loud enough that you felt like you could get up and dance, but not too loud that you couldn't talk!

Next we went back to the hotel and got tired (food plus a little alcohol = nap) but you can't sleep in NYC so we went to the diner for coffee :-)

Then it was time to get (or at least try to get) beautiful! Hair/makeup/wardrobe change and some wine before we were out the door to head to a bar/lounge type place. I guess the night was Mexican themed because the bar only served Mexican beer! So Corona with a lime it was :-) (for $8!!) small price to pay to enjoy the city. The inside had brick walls with candles in the walls and wax piled up and dripped down the sides. Very cool vibe.. I would attempt this decorating style at home, except my apartment would become a bonfire in seconds.

Got back to the hotel at 3:30? Straight to the diner for pancakes! I got chocolate chip and they were AMAZING three giant pancakes, but they were piled on top of each other and I cut right down.. so really it's only one right?

A nice little nap from 4:30-6:30? and off to the train. Seeing my friends was def. worth the lack of sleep... not like I sleep much anyway! We took pictures... I am not a huge picture post-er, but if you want pictures I will bring them on!

This weekend I am going home to see the fam, since it has been awhile and I need some good home cooking! (and the delicious treats I am too cheap to buy myself/ have no willpower to keep in my apartment).

New Addiction:
PB Twix bar... Literally a long thick Oreo cookie topped with a thick layer of PB and coated in milk chocolate!
I also tried the new Milky Way bar but cannot remember the name. The cookie in that badboy tastes like Astronaut Ice Cream. Never had space food? Its like an airy crunch weirdness.. not bad though!

7.5 Miler Update: I have strained a muscle in my foot and ignored it so my body started using weird muscles when I walk and stuff, which caused my ankle and calf to be ruined too. I was thinking about trying to start training a little early, but I met with a PT guy who said no running for at least a month? and I am supposed to foam roll every day?! It is hard enough to get me to the gym to work out, but I hate stretching (hence my injury) so I really wont be going to foam roll (ever done this? it feels like kneading a knot out KILLS). Might have to go buy one... apparently he said I need new sneakers too... I am NOT a runner I just like this one run because it gets me outside when the weather is nice. Now I have all these new investments! Fail. At least it is going to rain in lovely Boston for the next 2 weeks and I wouldn't even consider leaving my apartment anyway!

I hope you are experiencing some better weather/luck. If not.. chew on a Twix, but make it PB :-)

Friday, March 5, 2010

Take a shot- save a finger

Aw thank you everyone for being so nice about the hair :-)
It is better already... I had forgotten how much lighter highlights are right after getting them done. I had also forgotten how DRY hair is after getting them done! I have been washing my hair every other day (gross?) to stop it from looking like a hay stack! Much improved though... switching back to every day promise! Do you wash your hair every day? Magazines and stuff do not recommend it actually, but my hair is thin and straight and its that or being a grease ball...

Anyway so this week I have discovered a great reason to stick with cheap non flavored alcohol (besides the perks of the cheapness in the city prices are jacked up 10% I swear). OK so from the beginning... Monday I woke up with a swollen hot throbbing finger... weird? Maybe for some but I always seem to have something wrong so I ignored it, until Wednesday. I was enjoying some ABC Comedy Wednesday (Modern Family and Cougar Town) when my finger started pussing (gross factor again... sorry). Naturally, I googled and was told I needed to get my finger amputated, but after more research I confidently diagnosed myself with Paronychia. This is actually a nail infection caused by water entering an opening between your nail and your skin and becoming a bacteria garden (awesome!). So I then Skyped my parents and held a normal finger and the grime finger up to the camera to show them my dilemma... they told me to seek medical attention. But why? When I have some handy dandy bacteria fighting alcohol sitting in my freezer! So instead of going through the hassle of going into work late and going to an early doc appointment, I poured a shot of Roubinoff vodka and stuck my finger in it during my shows.

Woke up next day. MAGIC. Finger was not hot which means no more infection! BOOM! Healed. Today it is even less swollen! BAMN! I now feel comfortable enough using my Google M.D. to prescribe cheap vodka to all in pain. Enjoy!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Blonder and Dumber

On January 24th I looked in the mirror and saw grossness. My stick striaght hair had out grown all the style, layer, angles, bangs and whatnot and my multitoned pretending to be natural highlights had grown out enough to show their true colors. I made the ultimate girl mistake... calling my hairdresser the day I needed the appointment. Fail.

On Feburary 27th when my appointment FINALLY came (he is not a celebrity stylist or anything just LOVES to take vacations and works at salons in various cities throughout the state so he has limited availability ALWAYS) I was very excited. I even turned down a chance to go to NYC with a friend because I knew I was too gross looking to be seen under those bright lights.

My hairdresser had run into my mom and sister. This is why I should not go to the same hair dresser as them. They have naturall darker hair than me and when you compare my natural color to my lightest highlight it looks dark, but my roots had grown in SO MUCH by the time my appointment got around you got to see my real root color. Definetly lighter than my sister and mom... which he pointed out... and was very excited... and an hour later I left the salon much too blonde. He apparently wanted to keep the natural look but I think he got confused because my hair might be lighter than the rest of the fam, but it is NOT blonde AT ALL. He said it was "dirty blonde". I used to say that but I am sticking with light brown with highlights.

It normally looks so perfect. I am too blonde. Hopefully blondes do have more fun.

For some more failures... I let me phone go for a swim in the toilet on Friday night. It is suprisingly coming back to life... slowly. Sadly this is not the first time I have done this. I do not recommend putting your cell in your back jeans pocket. Lil guy slips right out when you go to pee!

I also do not recommend clicking to download random spyware. It could not be spyware. It COULD be a VIRUS. So misleading. Now my laptop is slipping into a cyber abyss. Stupid people who have nothign else to do with their time but create these tricky things. "O I know! Let's get all the overly cautious people and have them THINK they are protecting their precious files but INSTEAD we will kill them!"

To end on a positive note... Blonde or Brunette, Cell phone or no cell phone I AM going to NYC this weekend :-)

What to wear...?

Monday, February 22, 2010

Passionate People

My Passion Package from the Passion Party has arrived! First a recap on the night.

I was very anxious going. My mom was very very open about sex when I grew up, so I have never been squimish or giggly about it, but going to a sex toy party is a whole new level that I was not sure I could do! It didn't help that the only person I knew was the hostess! I prepared a cheese and cracker plate with some grapes. There was a lot of yummy food:

The party was decorated really cute with Valentine's Day decorations, heart confetti, and cute goodie bags with a heart lollipop, heart ring, and "Her Pleasure" condoms :-P

Everything was done so girly that I would seriously describe the night as "cute". The evening started out pretty PG with yummy smeling lotions, then delicous tasting cremes, and from there it started getting worse. Luckily I was double fisting wine and cupcakes so I could handle "toss the ring on the strap-on" a fun little game where the hostess has to wear one (it was purple apparently if they make things pink or purple it should less intimidating) and each guest gets three rings to toss on it while she stands... the winner won free stuff! I lost... I think I am OK at not being talented at this game.

Overall, good eats and drinks, good people, and good laughs! There was some pressure to order stuff, so I got a heart shaped pad with magic crystals that turn into a warm gel massager! She rubbed creme on our arms with it and it felt like I was in a spa. Sure it was probably the least scandalous thing there, but an at home spa treatment feel is all the pampering I need :-) Apparently puting it on cramps during that time of the month is a god send! We shall see...

Ever left your comfort zone? Good/Bad experience?

Thursday, February 18, 2010


The company I work for holds monthly staff meeting executed in a very pep rally-like fashion. Part of the ritual includes congratulating people on anniversaries at the company. One WOMAN was being recognized for 10 years at the company. A colleague of hers then stands and says something along the lines of:

"For the past ten years we have seen so much change in the life of Suzzie (I am not creative with names). She came to us single, living in an apartment in the city."

Pause. This was not said in a cheerful manner. This was said in a aww how sad and lonely Suzzie was when we hired her poor soul.

"Over the past ten years she has met a husband, had not one, not two, but THREE kids, sold her apartment, bought a house, and is currently selling this house to get a NEW house! We have been through her engagement party, wedding, baby showers, and house warming. So congratulations Suzzie on 10 years at Company Awesome!"

HAHA WHAT? These are her accomplishments? I understand that she is probably happy now with a family and a house, but what is wrong with an apartment in the city? and being single? and HOW does this have ANYTHING to do with her ten years at the COMPANY?

Of course, the guy celebrating ten years is described as the expert in Application X and how generous he has been traveling to help other offices and how roll out X is going so smoothly because of his initiative to expand his knowledge and better the roll out plan.

Well congrats on "bettering" your life so much in 10 years Suzzie.

Another thing my brain could not wrap around was this month's Cosmopolitan. Carrie Underwood mislead me to thinking I would enjoy this issue. I did not. The fashion is fun, but the bulk of this magazine is cr@p. I am sorry, I feel like I am the only person that feels this way. Please do not hate me. It just seems to me that everything in Cosmo makes girls more crazy than we already are! It is natural to us (or at least me) to over think things. I think this is a good trait for work, makes us think of how to constantly improve things (AKA my job).

BUT this is a BAD thing in personal life. Did we learn NOTHING from He's Just Not That Into You? Guys are mostly SIMPLE. So how does this magazine fill its pages?

There is literally an article analyzing Brittney Spears and her boy. They had a "Gesture Expert' or something equally dumb analyze pictures of them. They both are walking with their left food in the front... translated to they are subconsciously on the same page about the future of their relationship. Her holding onto his waist when on a motorcycle means she feels deeply connected to him... never mind that if she wasn't holding onto him she would fall off and die (or break something at least).

My favorite part is when they analyze boyfriends. If he brings you a gift to say sorry, it means he is avoiding talking about what he did wrong and is not really sorry. If he texts you, it means he isn't telling the whole truth and knows that his voice would give it away. They also "decode" text messages and stuff.

Blah blah. Teenage girls could become truly psychotic if they took all this to heart. Let's hope they don't.

Off to pop in HJNTIY and remind myself how much I love Bradley Cooper... no Justin Long... NO Ben Affleck... OF COURSE I mean Jennifer Anniston!

Just remembered I have not seen Valentine's Day. I'm dying. Is it worth paying $11 to see?

P.S. Passion Party details to come...

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


I finally stopped myself from alternating spoons of peanut butter and nutella and got myself to the gym.

I open my latest Lucky... the best magazine ever to cure a shopping block.

I see this ad:

Hence, WTF? Really? She is taking a picture of her... balls? Well now I MUST go get whatever they are selling! um... no.

Speaking of being ballsey... I mentioned a couple posts ago I was going to start saying YES to more things. sorry for the lame transition)

I have signed up for the same race I did last year. 7.5 miles around the Charles River. I have not run in ages, but according to random sites I only need 10-12 weeks to train, so I can worry about that later.

I have also been invited to a Passion Party (refrain from clicking if at work).
This seems very strange to me, but it is my distant friend's first Valentine's Day being single in 4 years! She is having drinks and food and promising an entertaining night. If you couldn't or chose not to click, apparently passion paties are like jewlery parties, but replace jewlery with sex toys and accessories. I DEFINETLY will not be buying anything, but meeting some new girls and reconnecting with old ones could be fun! Especially with A LOT of wine and baked goods to fog out the XXX rated merchandise. It seems like it is done in a fun way not raunchy. Anybody been to one of these? To go or not to go... stay posted.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Sweet nothings

I have been trying to plan this event that is finally going down tonight. We have 4 guest speakers planned and I went out to buy them thank you gifts last night and placed a $60 pizza order for the audience (because if they don't care about the panelists at least they will come for the pizza).

I got super stressed suddenly because I checked my e-mail when I got home ($120 later) and saw a lovely message from a peer saying "So I am ordering a bunch of varieties of pizzas and sodas and I bought the presenters scarves".

Seriously? We are going to spend a bajillion dollars on pizza and go super cheap on the gifts? This is how men approach a budget? ARGH! Not to mention I had already said I would take over the gifts and refreshments!

So I flipped out and said some very mean things to Mr. A... he was telling me some story about work and I said something along the lines of "What is your problem? Grow up, who cares? This job is not supposed to be forever. Move on!"

Ouch. It hurt just to write it.

He got really quiet and said sorry, he didn't mean to catch me at a bad time (picture the really hurt, quiet, "I just got shot down" voice). I Instantly felt awful. I explained i had just opened a really annoying e-mail and I didn't mean to let it out on him. He had me explain what had happened, and then he said:

"Ok. So here is what we should do. Both of you cancel the pizza orders. I will go out, buy dough, tomato sauce, cheese, even some meat variety and make you 6 pizzas for about $40 for materials. You get more pizzas for less, and the money you save can go towards the gifts."

Awwww. After me being a bitch, he still wants to help and calm me down AND is understanding <3
I of course did not make him be a pizza man, but as I have ALWAYS said, it is the thought in the small daily gestures that counts :-)

And you thought my heart was made of coal! Well I guess this post proves more that HIS heart isn't made of coal. I am still the mean one. Hm, at least we balance each other! :-P

Ew sry. No more sappiness.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Adult Diaper?

I have decided that there is something very wrong with me. I pee more than the pregnant lady that sits near me. I am so thirsty all the time. I drink water/coffee/water/tea REPEAT!

I am also very tired, because I wake up 20 million times a night to pee! This prevents REM which equals a bad night of sleep. This also has created a rash on my hands from washing so much and now using lotion! (how my work has mouthwash in the bathroom but no lotion I will not understand)

I even had to leave a meeting to pee... and I had just gone before it started!
But ENOUGH about my bladder... or lack of...

My first question today is: What is the proper length of morning for a break-up?
I have heard ratios such as 1/3 of the length of the relationship.
I have heard a standard 2 weeks.

My next question is: Where did my roommate meet the nicest friends of all time?
We are receiving "Keep your chin up" chocolate gift baskets... "You deserve better than him" cookie jars (filled)... apparently an edible arrangement is on the way?

Now if only the girl who went through the break-up (a month ago) was eating all of it! Nope her silly roommate... ME... gets it ALL. Which is lovely for my love of all things delicious... but I am starting to feel bad hogging all the YUM / my hips are starting to hog all the fabric on my jeans (minor exaggeration... but it FEELS that way :-P) I am thinking I am just going to accept my chocolate hibernation because that AWFUL VDAY is coming up and chocolate is the only good part!

My feelings about VDAY have not changed. I just appreciate the surprise teddy bear for no reason other than he was thinking of me more than forced celebration because of this random day. I admire those who are naturally sweet enough to love VDAY though :-) I just cannot make a big event of it... some chocolate, champagne and a movie night in is good enough for me! OR last year we had an ANTI VDAY Beruit Tournament. Now that is fun! What is your love/hate relationship with VDAY like?

Well.. Cheers! I am off to drink more champagne water and eat more chocolate fruit!

P.S. EVERYONE (whether you hate VDAY or love it) GO SEE THIS 2.12.10!

Sunday, January 31, 2010


I am currently watching "Yes Man" for a second time this weekend and need to discuss.
This movie is wonderful. It is funny AND has a message for the kids!
I am going to start saying yes to everything (we will see how long this lasts).

So far tonight saying yes has gotten me:
- Ghirardelli chocolate squares
- Hershey chocolate bars
- A potential extension of my Central Europe trip to Spain

OK so granted I would have said yes to the chocolate anyway, and the Spain thing is more of a maybe, but if Jim Carry finds greatness to saying YES than I can too!

Truth? My friends and I all seem to be in kind of a life-funk. Not depressing or anything, but just eh... so maybe I can UNFUNK with the simple 3 letter word YES!

And to leave you with a good kind of funk...
- My Favorite Things Outkast
Buy me diamonds and rubies
I'm crazy 'bout bentleys
Gucci dresses and drop top compresses
Wine me and dine me
Bring those platinum rings
Those are a few of our favourite things

- Single Ladies Beyonce
- Work It Missy Elliot
- Hollaback Girl Gwen Stefani
- Tarzan and Jane Aqua
- I Like It Sammie

Sammie? No? Anybody remember?
Official Music Video

And a some awesome oldies you may never have heard of:
Bomba- King Africa
Aseraje- Ketchup

Haha! SPANISH! Sorry you weren't for that were you. Especially King Africa. He is sexy.

If you want to see the performance that I think should have won a Grammy this year:
Best Video and Wardrobe and Dance Moves
Best Anorexic Strippers with Pet Talking Fruit

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Was lost- then found- and now lost again

I have been so mentally busy! The new unexpected roomie made herself at home (I am saying this in a nice way not a b!tch get outta my space way... you never know with typing). We are quite the happy team, even though we did not know each other existed pre-move-in, things have worked out very well. She buys double stuffed oreos and shares (and I owe her a new pack because of my usual weekend binge).

Also my ex-roomie, but still bestie came from the Big Apple to visit my modest homely city... that's right MY city... YOU MOVED... you know who you are :-P
We had a fun visit full of catching up, mainly around food. You know when you read those magazines and they tell you to bond with a run instead of a meal? Never going to happen. Hey friend, it has been awhile, why don't we lace up and chat? I would break my face trying to pay attention to her juicy life stories AND keeping my left foot from tripping my right. Maybe I should take "Ability to multitask" off my resume?

Anyway! So Big Apple (that's your name now) and I socialized at a couple different friends' apartments, but we settled in for an earlyish night of snacks and The Pregnancy Pact, because sometimes 18 pregnant teens is more interesting than beer. We went out for b-fest in the morning and I was lucky enough to spill my plate of ketchup with a side of omelet all over my jeans. I then had the brilliant idea of flicking the ketchup off me.. and onto everyone else. Like I said, I am pretty bright.

After a nice weekend, I expected a pretty smooth week to follow. Nope. I have already gone to pick up a package, that was opened during transit with its contents stolen. I also got to walk to the train yesterday in what felt like a tropical storm, with winds so strong that my umbrella became more work than caring for a newborn baby. And when I finally made it home, I found two GIANT beastly "women" being shown my apartment when I received no notice. Technically 4 people should be living in it, and right now there are only two of us, but these "girls" are division 1 college basketball players. I am 5 ft. 2 in. on a tall day, so I am not joking when I say that they will not fit on my couch or chairs or at the kitchen table.

That was yesterday. Today my outfit is cuter, you may say I am shallow, but I will put positive energy anyway I can into the universe right now! I am off to channel some good thoughts. My diet was pure sugar yesterday, so maybe I will be less irritable today with good thoughts, good clothes, and good food. Wish me luck!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

No longer alone!

Last Monday after the amazing Celtics game (we lost but it was close.. A for effort guys) I come home to a suitcase... in my living room. Next to the suitcase? A PERSON!

But nobody was moving in anymore right? NOPE wrong! Apparently she was living with her boyfriend of 2.5 years and they broke up, so she needed somewhere to live, fast. She is actually very nice and we have a lot in common, so besides the initial shock, I am very happy :-)

Anyway, I had a nice relaxing weekend and even saw Obama yesterday! He came into Boston to support the Democratic party running for the MA seat in Senate. I tend to be Republican, but Obama is a celebrity so I stood outside and froze to death to catch a glimpse of the man. I have to figure out what why I am voting on Tuesday because apparently "every vote counts" this time... except don't they tell us that every time? The news did sounds pretty convincing last night, so it is time to do a little political research!

This week is the Jersey Shore season finale! This is a show I tried SO HARD not to watch! But it is like a train wreck and you cannot turn it off! At least it is over after this week and I do not need to see "The Situation" cause more problems and all that gel... come on guys lay off the hair products :-P

I also am very excited for The Pregnancy Pact on Lifetime. It is the movie based on the 18 high school girls that got pregnant on purpose! Very sad, but I am intrigued into WHY they thought that was a good idea!

I have realized that grocery shopping before a long weekend is a really bad idea, because all I do is sit around and eat all my new food until there is none left! Off to watch All About Aniston on Lifetime and finish what is left in my cabinets... Maybe if all the crap is gone, I can actually try to eat well tomorrow!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Plans change, roll with it!

Courtesy of my new employer, I am going to the Celtics game tomorrow :-)
Free food and drink will be provided!
I am very excited to mingle with my new co-workers, enjoy the game, and of course the food!

I know I mentioned that today was move in day for my new roommates, but life is always changing! The roommates I was going to have got jobs elsewhere and no longer need Boston housing. For now, I will be living alone! We shall see how this goes... I could end up loving it, or being very sad and lonely :-P

The biggest problem so far is I have nobody here to make me feel guilty about having a mess and sitting around eating up a storm! Maybe I will get sick of it on my own...

I have spent all Sat. and Sun. sitting around, pigging out, and watching TV. It has been very relaxing and quite enjoyable. I started watching Platinum Weddings on We thinking I would hate it, but then I ended up watching it for hours! $50,000 for a photographer? $27,000 for a dress? $115,000 for a ring? It is amazing how much some people spend! One couple's budget was $400,000 for their wedding, another couple admitted they did not even bother making a budget! Hahaha O being filthy rich... One day, right?

Monday, January 4, 2010

I blame the typos on my sugar rush...


I know this is silly to say, but if I am going to spend 40 hours a week there why not appreciate the fung-shuai! The walls and carpet are a light tan/yellow color, the cubicles are a light tan with the top quarter GLASS! You do not feel like you are in a cage... you feel like you are in a sugar cookie surrounded by Boston's skyline... it is fab. All the furniture is super modern and clean-lined AND the floors are connected with floating light wood stairs to make the company feel more connected (there is always the elevators too though)!

There are 2 mini "cafes" with free treats for us hard workers, and 1 main cafeteria type with caterers! They make fresh coffee so we do not have to battle over who's turn it is to fill the pot!

Speaking of coffee... we get brewed Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, 25-30 flavors of Flavia single serving packets, and an espresso/cappuchino machine!!! FREE

Vending machine with sodas, water, selzer... FREE
Fresh fruit... FREE
Cereal... FREE
Milk... FREE

Vending machine with other snacks... 50 cents (I blame the economy but still pretty cheap!)

But wait! There's more!
We have a "wellness room" which is a mini hotel type room in the office for NAPS!
There is a CLEAN shower, in case SOMEONE forgets deoderant and would like to freshen up.
AND there is a "Mother's room" for women who would like a comfortable room with a lounge chair and a personal refigerator for pumping and storing breast milk.

The best part? I got nervous and took my fav First Response test today and it said? NO BABY! So I will not be needing that mother's room... yet!

Final holiday weight count: 8 POUNDS!
I did need to gain some weight since stress and being busy made me a little bit too skinny, but now I need to make sure 8 pounds does not become 18 pounds :-P
I will not worry about it yet, and just keep doin' my thang, but if this trend continues, somebody please pull the ice cream, cookies, brownies, and peanut butter away from my death grip :-)

I am currently living alone, but new roommates move in next week. I miss my best friends very much... our apartment is so sad with our decorations and pictures everywhere :-/ I am going to look on the bright side because now I get to visit my loves at their new amazing apartments in new exciting cities! Cheers to old friends and amazing memories! and cheers to new friends and even more memories to come in 2010!