Sunday, December 31, 2006

Happy New Year

In 1 1/2 hours, it will be 2007. UNBELIEVABLE!! The year of 2006 was mostly a good one for me-- moving and starting a new's been amazing.

My friend Anna is visiting right now though-- so Happy New Year!!! :)

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Christmas tree

You Are a Cranberry and Popcorn Strung Tree

Christmas is all about showcasing your creative talents.
From cookies to nicely wrapped presents, your unique creations impress everyone.

Holiday stress

Your Holiday Stress Level is Moderate

The holidays sometimes stress you out, but mostly because they wear you down.
Take it easy! You can have a fun holiday without running yourself ragged.

Elf name

Your Elf Name Is...

Stubby Snow Bunny


Christmas movie

Your Christmas is Most Like: A Very Brady Christmas

For you, it's all about sharing times with family.
Even if you all get a bit cheesy at times.


You Should Spend Your Summer at the Beach

You're a free spirit who is always thinking of new ways to have fun.
And you don't just love summer... you live for it.
So, you really should blow off your responsibilities and head to the beach!



You Are Broccoli Casserole Soda

Vegetarians taste better!



You Should Try Car Racing

You've got an unbelievable need for speed
No little fear of crashing will stop your lead foot

What kind of meat

You Are Beef

You're big, burly, and maybe even a little stinky. And no one's going to come between you and a good steak.
And you've probably never met a vegetable you like, unless fries and ketchup count.


You Are 30% Redneck

The wheels still turning, but the hamster's dead.
You're just fakin' bein' a redneck.

LOL, surprised it's not more! I lived like 1 minute from WV for a few years ;)


You are Ocean Blue

You're both warm and practical. You're very driven, but you're also very well rounded.
You tend to see both sides to every issue, and people consider you a natural diplomat.

What kind of artist?

You Should Be a Poet

You have a way with words... and a talent for drawing the pure emotions out of experiences.
Your poetry has the potential to make people laugh and cry at the same time. You just need to write it!

Yea, no...poetry and I don't mix well ;)


You Should Learn Spanish

For you, learning a language is about career advancement and communication.
Knowing Spanish will bring you tons of possiblities for jobs and travel. Bárbaro!

Oh no-- I tried to learn Spanish a few times and it didn't go well. I'm SO not a language person!

Mexican name

Your Mexican Name Is...

Doña Beatriz

Reminds me of DeColores, this interesting retreat my mom went on!

Movie bluff

Your Movie Buff Quotient: 48%

You are well on your way to becoming a movie buff.
You've seen many of the great films, and you have even probably developed an expertise in a few genres.

Hehe...I watch too many movies that just aren't on this list ;)


You Communicate With Your Ears

You love conversations, both as a listener and a talker.
What people say is important to you, and you're often most affected by words, not actions.
You love to hear complements from others. And when you're upset, you often talk to yourself.
Music is very important to you. It's difficult to find you without your iPod.

European City

You Belong in Dublin

Friendly and down to earth, you want to enjoy Europe without snobbery or pretensions.
You're the perfect person to go wild on a pub crawl... or enjoy a quiet bike ride through the old part of town.

Yay!! I love Ireland! :)


You Are Mashed Potatoes

Oridnary, comforting, and more than a little predictable
You're the glue that holds everyone together.


What age am I?

You Are 28 Years Old

Under 12: You are a kid at heart. You still have an optimistic life view - and you look at the world with awe.

13-19: You are a teenager at heart. You question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world.

20-29: You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel excited about what's to come... love, work, and new experiences.

30-39: You are a thirtysomething at heart. You've had a taste of success and true love, but you want more!

40+: You are a mature adult. You've been through most of the ups and downs of life already. Now you get to sit back and relax.

Hmm...not quite 28 yet...LOL!!

1950's Name

Your 1950s Name is:

Phyllis Yvonne

I don't like Phyllis. Yvonne is okay...

2004 Hit Song

100 Years by Five for Fighting

"Every day's a new day...
15 there's still time for you
Time to buy and time to choose
Hey 15, there's never a wish better than this
When you only got 100 years to live"

2004 was about thinking and reflecting - but isn't every year?

Hehe, I listened to this song SO much in 2004!!

Music Taste

Your Taste in Music:

90's Pop: High Influence
Adult Alternative: High Influence
Classic Rock: Medium Influence
80's Pop: Low Influence
90's R&B: Low Influence


You Are Very Mature

Even though you may not always feel like it, you're a full fledged adult.
And while everyone should be as mature as you, most people aren't!

LOL, I'm always being told I am mature for my age...I guess it's a good thing though.

Inner European

Your Inner European is Russian!

Mysterious and exotic.
You've got a great balance of danger and allure.

Hmmm...need to visit Russia I guess!


You Should Spend the Holidays In

France - where "Pere Noel" fills your shoes full of toes


You Are 20% Slacker

You are anything but a slacker. You're truly a go getter.
You never let laziness get in the way of living your life - and you can't stand to see it in others.

So funny...people are always saying I'm a hard worker, but sometimes I feel like a slacker ;)


Your Attitude is Better than 45% of the Population

You have a positive attitude... somtimes. You prefer to see the world through clear glasses, not rose colored ones.

Hmm...need to work on that!


You Are Iris

You are an interesting blend of fun and wisdom.
You definitely make people think about themselves and their place in the world.
But they'll have fun doing it. You definitely epitomize laughter therapy.
You are a very enriching and entertaining friend!

Okey then!


You Are 0% Obsessive

You're less prone to obsessive thoughts than the rest of the world...
While you do get hung up from time to time, you're excellent at clearing your mind.

I do agree that I'm good at clearing my mind! :)

Sesame Street Character

You Are Big Bird

Talented, smart, and friendly... you're also one of the sanest people around.

You are usually feeling: Happy. From riding a unicycle to writing poetry, you have plenty of hobbies to keep you busy.

You are famous for: Being a friend to everyone. Even the grumpiest person gets along with you.

How you life your life: Joyfully. "Super. Duper. Flooper."

I'm glad I'm happy big bird! It's taken a lot of mind work to change from an unhappy teen to an optimistic person :)

What color green

You Are Teal Green

You are a one of a kind, original person. There's no one even close to being like you.
Expressive and creative, you have a knack for making the impossible possible.
While you are a bit offbeat, you don't scare people away with your quirks.
Your warm personality nicely counteracts and strange habits you may have.

I love teal

2893 Name

If You Were Born in 2893...

Your Name Would Be: Neyr Ara

And You Would Be: A Demi-God

Not too bad... Ara is kind of cute :)


Cheese Pizza

Traditional and comforting.
You focus on living a quality life.
You're not easily impressed with novelty.
Yet, you easily impress others.

I LOVE cheese pizza...heh!

My theme song

Your Theme Song is Back in Black by AC/DC

"Back in black, I hit the sack,
I've been too long, I'm glad to be back"

Things sometimes get really crazy for you, and sometimes you have to get away from all the chaos.
But each time you stage your comeback, it's even better than the last!

American City

You Are Boston

Both modern and old school, you never forget your roots.
Well educated and a little snobby, you demand the best.
And quite frankly, you think you are the best.

Famous people from the Boston area: Conan O'Brien, Ben Affleck, New Kids on the Block

Well then, it's a good thing I live near Boston now! ;)

Female brain

Your Brain is 73% Female, 27% Male

Your brain leans female
You think with your heart, not your head
Sweet and considerate, you are a giver
But you're tough enough not to let anyone take advantage of you!


Mixed Drinks

You Are a Bloody Mary

You're a fairly serious drinker, who's experimented a lot with different drinks.
You're a drunk, but a stable drunk. You don't ever let your drinking get out of control.

Not even close!


Your Gluttony Quotient: 30%

You have a pretty good relationship with food - you enjoy it, but you don't go overboard.
You've struck the perfect balance between gluttony and self control.

Surprised it's not more...I love my food! LOL...


You Have Your Sarcastic Moments

While you're not sarcastic at all times, you definitely have a cynical edge.
In your opinion, not all people are annoying. Some are dead!
And although you do have your genuine moments, you can't help getting your zingers in.
Some people might be a little hurt by your sarcasm, but it's more likely they think you're hilarious.



You Are 41% Open

You are a fairly open person, but you also like to maintain your privacy.
You definitely will tell all (okay, almost all) to your closest friends...
But strangers and acquaintances only get a peek into your life.

Sounds about right... ;)

Time of Day

You Are Sunrise

You enjoy living a slow, fulfilling life. You enjoy living every moment, no matter how ordinary.
You are a person of reflection and meditation. You start and end every day by looking inward.
Caring and giving, you enjoy making people happy. You're often cooking for friends or buying them gifts.
All in all, you know how to love life for what it is - not for how it should be.

Heh...alrighty then...

Celebrity Music Style

Your Musical Tastes Match: Jennifer Garner

See her whole playlist here (iTunes required)

Sweet, I like Jennifer Garner :)

What advanced degree...

You Should Get a MBA (Masters of Business Administration)

You're a self starter with a drive for success.
You'd make a great entrepreneur.

Hardeehar...I hated my business classes in college, lol!

Super Excited!

Last night I had a late dinner @ Kings with one of my four sisters as well as one of my best friends from Ohio. My friend, T, had some happy news. She had been waiting to see me in person to tell me...but couldn't hold it in for more than 5 minutes after we sat down in the restaurant booth. Anyway, her news is that she'll be moving very close to me in August. By close, I mean less than two hours-- right now we're about 14 hours apart, so I am PSYCHED. She'll be in school, but Little Miss and I will be visiting her a lot. Seriously-- to have another friend from OH in the area will be such a blessing. Like Moni and I said to T, we're trying to get our whole posse in the East Coast. Only a few more people to go!! LOL...

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all! I know, it's a day late (technically 2 since it's almost 2 am...heh). Oh well. I'm in Ohio enjoying time with my parents and six younger siblings. We're all feeling a bit under the weather today, so we ditched our original plan to see "Charlotte's Web" and go out for dinner. All day we've just been talking, laughing, eating, reading outloud, and a few episdoes of "I Love Lucy". :) It's wonderful!! The next few days should be filled with more family and friends, and I don't head back to MA until Monday afternoon. :)

Friday, December 22, 2006

Almost Christmas!

I cannot believe Christmas is almost here! It's been a whirlwind month (mostly filled with sick kids)... but still! I feel like I was just in Ohio for Thanksgiving, yet tonight I'm flying there again! I packed a ton of books with the hope that I will have time to read them all. We'll see...

Merry Christmas everyone!!

Thursday, December 14, 2006

1. Have you had any relationships this year? nope
2. Have you had your birthday yet? Yes, seems like forever ago!
3. Seen Happy Feet yet? No
5. Pulled an all nighter? Yes
6. Drank Starbucks? Yes
7. Went Camping? Nope
8. Bought something(s) Yes...I've bought way too much this year!
9. Met someone special? Many of them
10. Been out of the country? Sadly, no
11. Gone Snowboarding? Yep
12. Hugged someone? Yes
13. Slept in someone else's bed? Yes
14. Drank any alcohol? Yes
15. Loaned out money? Yes
16. Eye Color? Blue
17. Height? 5'6"

Yet another...

Prefer black or blue pens? Blue

Like to travel? Absolutely love it

Are you currently happy? Yep

Birthplace? Maine

Christmas or Halloween? Christmas

Colored or black-and-white photo? Completely depends

Go to the movies or rent? I like both

Have you ever moved? Yes, many times

Mcdonalds or Burger King? Burger King

Night or day? Depends what I'm doing

Number of pillows? 1

Piano or guitar? I like both, but play neither

What are you hearing right now? the TV

Plans for the weekend? Heading to my aunt's house to babysit and have a family get-together

What did you do today? Worked, went to the mall w/ Little Miss, played w/ the kids

Another survey

Is your hair up?: Yep

Is your phone right beside you?: Nope
Do you wish you were somewhere else?: Nah, I'm okay

Do you have plans for tonight?: Yes...lots of wrapping and writing to do

Are you wearing makeup?: No

Are you wearing chapstick?: Yes

Are you cold?: Yes, it's winter- I'm always cold heh

Are you tired?: Yea...I can't seem to catch up lately. One late night out w/ Jenn, a night working all adds up!

Are you excited?: Yes, for the weekend

Are you watching t.v.?: Yea

Are you wearing pajamas?: No, but I want to be!

Who's the last person you IMed?: Julia

Who's the last person that called you?: My grandma, about this weekend


Had any plans last week?: Yes

Who did you see most last week?: The kids, probably followed by Jenn

Was last week interesting? Little Miss was sick, so it was interesting, just not in a good way!


Have you yelled at someone?: No

Have you gotten mad at someone?: Yes. Z-Man was not following directions for a bit

Have you cried?: No

Have you called more than 3 people?: Yes

Have you IMed more than 3 people?: Yep

Have you eaten anything gross?: Nope


Q. First thing you did this morning?: turned off the stinkin' alarm

Q. Last thing you drank?: juice

Q. What's something you look forward to most in the next 6 weeks? That would be Christmas, spending time with my family and friends, and Colleen & James' wedding!

Q. What's annoying you right now? my room

Q. What's the last movie you saw? Eh, I watched one last night "Perfect Christmas Recipe" or something...

Q. Do you believe in long distance relationships?: Sure

Q Where is the last place you went?: The mall w/ Little Miss

Q: Who is the last person you called?: Hmm, Jenn probably

Q: Do you like your handwriting? Sometimes

Q: Are you a friendly person? I think that depends who I'm talking to ;) But I think so, usually!

Q: What color shirt are you wearing? gray

Q: When is the last time you saw your dad? about a month ago

Random Survey

Just because I don't feel like typing out how busy I've

EIGHT lasts
8. last cigarette: Umm...5th grade?
7. last beverage: Juice
6. last phone call: My grandma
5. last text message: Jenn
4. last cd played: Sarah McLachlan's Wintersong
3. last bubble bath: idea
2. last time you cried: few days ago
1. last meal: pizza for dinner

SEVEN have you's:
7. have you ever dated someone twice: No
6. have you ever been cheated on: Friend-wise, yes. Dating-wise, no
5. have you ever kissed someone & regretted it?: Nope
4. have you ever fallen in love?: Not w/ a guy...but with itty bitty babes ;)
3. have you ever lost someone: Yes
2. have you ever been depressed: Yes
1. have you ever been drunk and thrown up: Nope

SIX things you did in the past three days
1. Worked
2. Shopped
3. Worked
4. Shopped
5. Worked
6. Slept

list THREE favorite colors..
1. Blue
2. Green
3. Yes

SO FAR IN 06'...
Been to school - Nope! I finished exactly a year ago this month, so no school in '06 and loving it!
Made a new friend – Yes!! Thank goodness...
Fallen out of love - Nope
Laughed until you cried - LOL Absolutely!
Went behind your parents back – Probably, b/c I don't answer to them/ tell them everything anymore
Met someone who changed your life - Yes
Found out who your true friends were – I'm always finding that out...sigh

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Peanut Butter Kisses

1/2cup granulated sugar
1cup packed brown sugar
1cup creamy peanut butter
1cup butter or margarine, softened
3cups flour
1 1/2teaspoons baking soda
1teaspoon baking powder

Additional granulated sugar

Hershey's Kisses
Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, beat 1/2 cup granulated sugar, the brown sugar, peanut butter, butter and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour, baking soda and baking powder.
2.Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in additional granulated sugar. Place about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
3.Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are light brown. Press 1 chocolate candy in center of each cookie.