Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Day 242: Borrowed clothes

Sharon lent me her favorite dress today! Yay!

mostly because she didn't really have time to look through and find something for me to wear to work since I didn't pack for today and got locked in the bathroom! (long story)

I love the belt buckle strap! (this is pretty much the only picture I took today...for shame!!)

Monday, August 30, 2010

Day 241: the week of goodbye parties

My friend Eve is moving to Seattle next week (for loooove....ooOoooOooo) and the Guamies decided to have a going away picnic at riverside park...

Interesting where love can lead you...

Peace out Eve! Good luck! :)

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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Day 240: baby duty

Stayed with the Da Costas this weekend in Jersey and thought I'd give Sharon a break and take care of the baby during the night... Kinji is easy to take care of for the most part, but he doesn't like sleeping alone and he keeps odd hours...I was up at seriously the buttcrack of dawn with him...soooo exhausted!

I don't know how mothers do it day in and day out... I think I'll stay an auntie just for a little while longer...or a lot while longer...:)

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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Day 239: good luck william!

One of my coworkers is leaving to move to china next week to be with his girlfriend so we had a going away party for him today.

He thought he was going to a meeting. Too cute that he brought his notebook and everything! He's not used to being the center of attention so it's just so adorable how he turned red when he saw we were all there for him.

Wishing him all the best...:)

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Day 238: I live here

Met up with an old family friend who is visiting tonight and hung out by the seaport... Sometimes it still hits me with disbelief that I live in New York City!!

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Day 237: Self portrait!

It's been a while since I actually sat down and took the time to take one like this... Guess I've just been too busy/tired/lazy to document...

I will have to be better! Soon! Hopefully!

I will say for the record though... that life gets better and better every single day. :)

Once I have more time, maybe I shall be able to expound on that....

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Day 236: Joyce and Luca time

Dinner with Luca...finally!

Trying to get some pictures in before he leaves and before he shaves his head!

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Day 235: a miracle!

Free and clear! My accordion is empty!

...for now anyway...

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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Day 234: if I didn't know better...

..I would never think we were at the airport about to be separated...

I've either come to my senses or lost them completely....

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Day 233: union square at night...

Such a beautiful night to people watch...

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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Day 232: fatty mcfattypants

There's an iPhone app I downloaded today called FatBooth where you take a picture and then it alters it so you gain like a hundred pounds. Suffice it to say we had plenty of fun with it at lunch time.

Props to Brandon for:
1) sending his mom a picture of fatty Brandon and making her panic by convincing her his face just suddenly swelled up.
2) taking the picture of the fatty version of our company's president/owner (Rich's dad) and sending it to everyone in our office.

Well played, sir. Well played!

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Day 231: "oh what a beautiful moooorning..."

Thursday is finally here!!! Yayyyy!

Woke up to the sound of baby Kinji crying and went to check up on him but Sharon had it covered so I went back to sleep. Before I did though, I took a second to admire the morning upon me...what a beautiful day!!

...and THEN I went back to sleep! :)

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Day 230: they insisted...

...that this be my photo for the day...


Gotta love my boys!

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Day 229: the sky looked brilliant

Snapped a quick picture right before stepping into the shuttle for the condo....

Always amazed at the sky...

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Day 228: after the rain...

When it's raining, it's sometimes hard to see past the gray... But eventually the sun peeps through the clouds. There's always sunshine after the rain...you know, unless it's nighttime. :)

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Day 227: the graduate

I graduated bartending school today! I made 22 drinks in under 6 minutes!

To celebrate, my teacher taught us about layered shots with real alcohol. Baby Guinness shots! Whoooooo!

I'd write more but I'm exhausted! :(

Bartending, here I come!

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Day 226: gotta love bartending school

Where else will they pour you wine, champagne and beer for educational purposes??

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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Day 225: feed the hungry and your vocabulary at the same time!

That's what freerice.com does. It's a website that's essentially a never ending vocabulary game where every correct answer donated ten grains of rice to end world hunger. I hadn't played in a couple years and today forgot how awesome yet addictive it could be. So many words I don't know! Insouciance and aliform are not two of them. :)

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Day 224: "can't stop me"

...at least that's what I think it says... It could say something else...which is what I had thought it said (I'm so gullible, Brandon said that's what it was so I didn't even question it until he said, "nooo it says 'can't stop me'" and not the other thing. Hahahah)...you never know about New Yorkers! People can be that vulgar!!

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Day 223: almost as good as hugs

I've been having a rough week at work, and when I'm really annoyed and/or stressed out, I really need hugs. Unfortunately for me, it's a bit impossible... But flowers help! They got delivered yesterday and totally made my day! Week, actually, since they're still sitting at my desk. :)

Also at my desk... Cookie delivered via Fedex! Yeah!

Work crap is still there but this certainly makes it better! :)

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Day 222: my foot doctor is the best

My foot has been giving me a bit of trouble this past couple of weeks and I was a little scared to go and see my doctor for fear of being scolded...and because I was paranoid I had a stress fracture and he'd make me wear the ugly boot.

But I went in and yay! Just a pinched nerve! He stuck a needle in me to loosen that thing up and assured me I should be all better soon. Whoohooooo!

I'll take a needle for five seconds over having to wear the unsexy boot for weeks on end any day!

It's a big needle and I'm not big on needles, but I'm more vain than I am scared of a little prick. That boot really is unsexy!

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Day 221: doggy!!!

Sooo cute, you can't even see his eyes...

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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Day 220: my first real drink!

That I made!

Behold! The caiperinha!

I muddled it myself and everything! And it was delicious!!! Bartending, here I come! :)

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Day 219: back to school time!

Bartending school, that is!

Started my first day today and we learned sooo much! I can now free pour shots, make martinis and pour highballs and stuff. Yay!!

Just three more looooong days and I'll be a full fledged graduate!!!

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Friday, August 6, 2010

Day 218: waiting to go

Ferry ride to Jersey is so nice in the summer. Especially on Fridays.

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Day 217: sing it, Mo!

He got sooo into singing dmx that his arms were flailing all over the place!! Nothing like karaoke to bring out yo' inner rapper...

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Day 216: my day started too damn early..

...for me to blog properly...

North Bergen at 630 in the morning...

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Day 215: exhaustion is taking its toll...

Completely forgot that I didn't post this last night! Hrmmm I think that as much as I love my family, I'm glad to be going home tonight after dance class. Though I will admit, the view from the ferry after a long day does wonders!

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Monday, August 2, 2010

Day 214: baby boy

I wanted a brotherly picture because today is my brother's birthday and I wanted to talk about his awesomeness... But all my pictures are of this little one...

Sleeping in my arms, it's hard not to think of how my mom felt when we were kids...

One day her son was born (exactly 34 years ago, in fact) and she held him in her arms and I'm sure it feels like it was in a blink of an eye that he's now 34 with a wife and two sons of his own... How quickly will time fly for me? Too quickly I presume...

For now, I will just enjoy the quiet moments I have. And the loud ones too.

Happy birthday, brother! To life and all its moments...

Love love love.

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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Day 213: do you like my mon-keys??

Memories of what seems like another lifetime came to me today. An early morning return to my apartment after a long night of unexpected fun...

I think of two things today:

"Memories are like clouds...forever changing shape but always above us."


"When things end, what matters is not that everything's in pieces. It's how you decide to carry them."

Loving that I can look back and smile without wishing I were still there or hurting because I'm not. :)

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Day 212: Aguon time!

Spending some quality time at the Aguon household with Jen, Gil, and my godson Matty!

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