Friday, December 21, 2007

Christmas Cheeeeeer!

i love the music, the midnight mass, the feeling in the air, the smiles, the traffic, the presents, the madness of it all...

wishing everyone a most merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Happy Birthday!

My mom would have been 49 today... Happy Birthday to her!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Sir William Osler was a wise man

He is the one who once wrote "We miss more by not seeing, than by not knowing"

bells will be ringingggg

I feel Christmas in the air!!! Feeling the spirit for sure today!!!

Nonna is arriving in one hour hip hip hooray!!!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Top 7 of 2007

TOP 7 OF 2007

7. The year is divisible by 3 i LOVE it when that happens!! (seriously!)
6. Rediscovering panettone/pedicures/fuzzy slippers/my love for reading
5. Going on a Grecian vacation with my girls!
4. Buying my first property... only 1 mile from my office and 3 from my dad's house
3. Acquiring a sister-in-law. Shteltz is the best!
2. Meeting Antranig
1. Falling in love with him.

the calm before the storm

yesterday at noon it was eerily quiet out.. the sky was silent, the air felt heavy... just 10 minutes late the snow was coming down hard- 1/2 in each in just a few minutes... we closed the office at 2 pm and drove home at a snail's pace. it took me 30 minutes to go 1 mile. took my bro hourrrrs to get home, same thing for my sister in law. the roads were sooo bad!

anyway it was just lovely to get snowed in for an afternoon.. painted my nails, watched junky tv (charmed, and i know it's bad, but im SO addicted), napped, and relaxed... all while watching the blankets and blankets of snow!!

i love little rhodey! (sorry daggers)

Thursday, December 13, 2007


We are supposed to get 5 to 9 inches of snow this afternoon... I am feeling all giggly and smiley... it is like a present coming down from the sky! I love love LOVE snow!!!!

In other, related news... the supermarket was SLAMMED this morning with people buying "in case there is a blizzard" supplies.. i ran in for a box of Special K, and twenty minutes later I was finally out! Rhode Islanders are nut jobs, and that's why I love them!

Happy Snow!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

some pics of the weekend...







I <3 NY!!!

another great weekend with PB and friends...

Friday headed to the city for some holiday cheer. had a nice dinner with PB, my twin penguin and her lovah in Nolita. Saturday relaxed and enjoyed PB's company before braving the mad city! Manhattan at Christmastime is MADNESSSSS! There were hella people everywhere it was hard just strolling along. We shopped and hung out with the aunties and ate and walked and shopped some more... saw all the drunk santas after the santa run!! (surprised I didn't see anyone I know!)

saturday night almost missed the connection in trenton, nj to get to philly. luckily my philly boy turned into a TRUE philly boy.. a little attitude with a smile and we found out they would hold the train!

sunday had the most amazing day. got to see PB's mom and ate at the Reading Terminal and went to a fantastic store and just had one of those lovely no care in the world afternoons.. i love days like that...

I never understood what people meant by when you know, you KNOW but now I understand that.. I couldn't imagine finding a more beautiful person to pass my days with... I am in the clouds.....

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Busy busy beeeee

I haven't stopped moving today/this week/ever.

I will update on all the good times asap, but for now there is too much work to do!!!!


Friday, November 30, 2007


2 PM and I am dyinnnng to get out of here! PB is working out of my place right now and I just want to be sitting next to himmmmm!

Tonight for our triple date he and I are making butternut squash lasagna, salad and a berry strata for dessert. yum yum!


Thursday, November 29, 2007


Today was a great day. I woke up early, took a nice long shower, then headed to work. I worked hard all morning with Christmas music in the background, made a to do list for after work, then wrote this blog. Good-bye.

(following the 11 year old PB's diary model!)

Wednesday, November 28, 2007


Today begins the official winterlong obsession of drinking cup after cup of tea at my office to stay warm. With high ceilings and marble walls... it sure does get chilly in here!

So, I would like to officially announce the beginning of my caffeine-induced winter madness......

Let the crazies begin!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

pilaf anyone?

Thanksgiving with PB and the Armenians was a blast!

gobble gobbled to the PHL Thanksgiving Day Parade followed by double dinners...

I learned so many important things this weekend!

5- How to play poker, baby!

4- Always know what you want, or your bf will get annoyed with you. This holds true for all decisions, especially with a wide open afternoon... No wishy-washy-ness please!

3- If you want a great nap, head over to the IMAX theater to see Dinosaurs Alive. seriously!

2- Armenian Rice Pilaf is a very important thing to know how to make if I want to keep my little penguino around for a lonnng time (TIP: according to the armo aunties it is ALL in the pot)

1- Spending holidays with PB's family can be just as fun and full of love, smiles, and cheer as it is with my family... so happy.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

gobble gobble

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!


Tuesday, November 20, 2007

horrible afternoon...

list of things that went wrong:

1. the woman i go to for a 15 minute appt was running 10 minutes late.
2. no payroll in the p.o. box although i was assured it would arrive today
3. purple goo all over my dad's freezer and spilling out of it- freezer wasn't working = me on my hands and knees to clean it up.
4. no unleaded regular gas at my favorite station! went to the next station, waited 10 minutes, then took 10 minutes to fill up since they had some weird pump system which of course i couldn't figure out
5. the snow turned into rain

luckily, get to see PB in 24 hours... the madness today is worth the smiles tomorrow!

Sometimes the sound can describe that which words cannot.

listening to the most beautiful piece of music I have heard in years... It brings me back to the days as a part of That Falcon Band.. good friends, good music, good laughs... We had a blast.

There is nothing like the sound of a lone horn piercing through the wave of string instruments like a man confident and strong, walking in the gentle moonlight.....

It brings tears to my eyes, especially as we come upon my favorite time of year.

It is Alan Hovhaness' Prayer of St Gregory, Op. 62b, conducted by Rudolf Werthen and played by the I Fiamminghi ensemble.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Is it fake holiday cheer if your tree is artificial?

It is amazing to think that the holiday season is here!
Time to spread cheer!
and keep all your loved ones near.....!

I really really really want to have a little tree in my new little home... is it so wrong to buy a fakers from target? i love real trees, but as much as i love real trees i despise the spiders that come along with them!!!!!!!


Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Oh the romance of San Francisco!

San Francisco was perfect.

Thursday: Flight landed in PHL early. a good sign to start off the weekend that way!

Friday: fly to San Fran, awesome travel buddy, explored downtown with new friends, rehearsal, wine, smiles and narco symptoms

Saturday: woke up early, PB made romance with a fire, card games, hot chocolate, and smiles. so cozy, so romantic! off to the church and reception with the ladies.. reunited with love at the reception. Drinks, dancing, singing, and more....

Had our first slow dance EVER!

Sunday: Golden Gate bridge, Lombard St, pretty hotel, looooong walk, fancy dinner.

so many firsts! first slow dance, first time flying together, first time exploring, more more moreeeee


Thursday, November 8, 2007


Today is the day yay! But... er, the studio dropkicked me last night. I have a busted wrist but hopefully with a little TLC it will be fine by the arrival in PHL (or at least the rehearsal dinner tom night?) can't wait to get there! woke up at 5 am bursting with excitement!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

A promise to myself.

I will always be a strong woman, like my mom was, and like my nonna is.

I only wish le altre ragazze would promise themselves the same.....

Ready for a little ping pong....

24 hours until PVD-PHL. PHL-SFO!!!!

it's the only thing on my mind this week. PhillyBoy! First trip! D and M's wedding! Adventure time!

the ipod is charged, the bag is packed, the outfits are picked out.. all I need now is for the next thirty four hours to fly byyyyyyyyyyyyy

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Not so very patient anymore...


Monday, November 5, 2007

Countdown's almost over!!!!

3 and a half days and..... I will see PhillyBoy! I can't wait!!!!!!

Five days straight of fun... San Francisco, wedding, snuggles, no work, PB!!!!!!!!!


so excited.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Grammar Geek

I always get Then and Than mixed up. I know it's not a big deal, but it really bugs me that I just can't get it right. I know that Than is usually used in a quantitative way, but it's just not that easy....

save me from this madness!

Ding! It's such a tease...

Is anyone else familiar with Ding? You download a program from Southwest and when there are these crazy "Ding! Specials" they pop up on your screen.. You customize it by listing your favorite locations (I list Philly and Providence) and then wait patiently.....

Well, out of the 80+ Dings I've received since downloading the program.. PB and I have only been able to use about THREE! ($80 rountrip PVD-PHL as opposed to $138 or $118 PVD-PHL). It's not like the $$ is much different, but it feels good to know you got the cheapest ticket out of your whole flight....

Ding, please stop letting us down.

It's such a tease..... such a tease!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

A Spooktacular Halloween

What a night! As I was lamenting that Halloween just isn't what it used to be the spirit came back... George Washington, a gladiator, and an angel and devil pair...

we were way more fun than the trick or treaters!!!! (wayyyyy too little enthusiasm by the kiddies... i even had to say "what to do say?" half the night to get them to say Trick or Treat!!!!!!! and, er, what's up with kids from other neighborhoods invading ours? not cool.)

definitely the best house on the block ha!

pics to come in like 2 weeks, i used the boy's camera and don't have his usb cable whoops!

so excited. one week to san fran with PB! yayyyyyyyyy!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

it's gonna be ok

some days i am not strong enough to deal with what i am given.

so it's time to take a deep breath, go for a long run, and clear my mind and my heart.

on the ipod today: "tears" playlist.

Monday, October 29, 2007

It's just not penguin!

amazing weekend of coupleness.

feeling blessed.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

And.... first night meeting (again)

my love.

before Battle Apple..... which I sadly lost.

Whenever I am about to lose hope in the friendship...

he pulls through. a little visit to ny for work with time to meet for dinner... a picture with the words happy birthday sabrina in the sand... a phone call to say thanks.

good friends last forever.

Life is too short, so just go for it, whatever IT is.

Too many days, too many excuses... Sometimes we need a bolt of lightning to wake us up and make us realize we get one life, one shot.

My mom always said to me that life is too short, and she was right. Now is the time to LIVE like never before.. Take Chances... Dream... Care... Explore...

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass... it's about learning to dance in the rain.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

soaring in the sky.... finding all the rainbows

do you ever have a really awesome morning, simply because the previous day was such a disaster?

that's me today.....

on my morning's playlist: glasgow love theme from the love actually soundtrack.. what a lovely surprise! reminds me of snow and christmas and and and....

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

It's Candylicious

first holiday away from the fam- Thanksgiving this year.

NOT allowed to miss out on Halloween. my dad loves it too much.

last year's spread...

Champagne wishes and caviar dreams

Today is a good day to start my own blog. I have religiously checked up on the city girls every day- minus the few days they went MISSING in cyberspace. So I guess now it is my time to share my life in little Rhodey...

My life has always revolved around this little circle... family, crazy cousins and aunts, working for my dad, teaching dance at my childhood studio, and more recently.. training for a half marathon in Feb, buying my first property... all of it here where my heart is: little Rhodey.

But now I'm being pulled away... It seems everything I've ever wanted can't be in my small little circle... traveling here and there isn't enough... and my heart is slowly floating away....

I fell in love with someone whose heart is somewhere else...Mr. A.G...... so what now? Abandon my first love, my hometown.

It's worth it, for him, for us, but if I leave, will I be forgiven?