Tuesday, October 24, 2006

First day using Live Writer

So I found out about this live writer program that is supposed to make blogging on Live easier. We'll just have to see how that works. After too many failed attempts to organize my photos (so that my blog photos don't show up also) I had come to the sad conclusion that I either needed to give up or move over to a new blogging site. (Since reading instructions never crossed my mind...)

Today I'm tired. I could run down a list of things that make me tired, but I'll spare you (and me) the gruesome details and just say "I'm tired". I've been doing a lot of blog surfing lately and there are people out there with a lot to say and a lot going on in their lives. Maybe reading their drama is what made me tired... but being nosey is so much fun!!!

Today was an email day for the girls. We were all on point! We talked about everything, including what I wore to work. I didn't plan to keep the gym shoes on all day, so I wasn't worried about my sock selection this morning. But by the afternoon, I was officially in violation of numerous fashion codes.

I should have known better. I know, I know... white socks and all black is only ok when worn by Michael Jackson. There's nothing I can do about it now so let it go. The day is over.

This weekend I will be missing my alma maters homecoming (that would be the one at Tennessee State  - I doubt I would ever go back to State College for a homecoming unless I was already living there). I was really excited to go, until last week. It was like one day I woke up and my mind said "spare me the trouble, you have overworked me all month". So I agreed and decided to lay low. Instead, I will be in Birmingham hopefully enjoying the weather (please stay warm) and spending time with "the family". I am going to start including photos of the places I travel. I have racked up about 50k frequent flier miles this year alone... the last trip was 2 weeks ago. We went to Chicago and had a wonderful time. This was the view from our room at the Ritz Carlton Hotel... you can see Lake Michigan and Navy Pier... it was sooo beautiful!

Today I need to show a real item of the day because I need a new top and it must be something I can afford! I want to get something cute to wear since my boyfriend claims he is taking me out. I'm really liking these ultra-feminine tops, but I get cold easily so the sweaters and elbow sleeve jackets are catching my eye. After endless online searching, I'm thinking about this top...

  or this one...  

...with a dark pair of Joe's Jeans. Hmmmm, I've got a few days to think about this one...

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

I Love Gossip!

Today's blog goes out to Summer cause she got me hooked on these gossip blog sites!!! Why is good gossip like witnessing a train wreck in the middle of the afternoon? You just stand there, jaw on the floor, staring at the scene with no words to say. Why am I (hell, why are WE - cause I'm not alone in this!!) so engrossed in the mishaps of other people's lives? Sometimes I feel bad because I am wondering if my shock is accompanied by a slight feeling of satisfaction that having lots of money doesn't make life that much more simple. Almost as if they are brought back, through their embarrassment, to the world of the "normal" people like you and me. Quite often it's a sad sight and an even sadder story, soon to be forgotten when the next celebrity loses his/her mind.


This past weekend I had a wonderful Saturday morning breakfast with my boyfriend from our room overlooking Lake Michigan from high atop the Ritz Carlton Hotel in downtown Chicago. When he left to go to work for the rest of the weekend, I was so excited that I had a room, a decent novel and the whole city of Chicago all to myself for the next 24 hours. Needless to say I was ready! I got dressed, headed out to do some shopping, hit up Michigan Ave., met some friends fro an early Chicago style pizza dinner and headed back to my hotel for a nap. What was supposed to be an hour long nap turned into 4 hours of dream land. I woke up around 11PM, slightly hungry but VERY disoriented. By the time I found the room service menu in the hotels guest guide, I was already fast asleep. My next awakening was 2AM, no time to party, nowhere to eat and nobody to watch on TV besides Suzi Orman (who I would normally enjoy watching at ANY other time of the day). So I wasted an entire evening in that beautiful city. Now I feel the need to go back again and redo that whole day.


The one thing I took home from Chicago, was a mental image of a bracelet in the Tiffany display case in the hotel lobby. This bracelet, which is the item of the day, is from the Frank Gehry Collection and is by far one of the most beautiful pieces of silver jewelry I have seen. The one in the lobby was all silver, but the Tiffany website showed an even better version. This is the bracelet and the website description. If anyone wants to get this for me for Christmas, just let me know!!! :)


Frank Gehry® Fish bracelet with toggle clasp. Macassar ebony, acacia, satine, amaretto, pernambuco, and ebony woods. Sterling silver. 7.75" long.