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!