Catty housewives are keeping me sane. What’s wrong with this picture?

June 23, 2011 § Leave a comment

Post grad life has been getting me down. It’s rather monotonous and I’m realizing what it’s going to be like with my friends scattered all over the country. Going from having everyone living in the same town, even under the same roof, to being in different states is a change that I definitely wasn’t prepared for. However, my melodrama can only last for so long. People are spilt up all the time in life, it’s just something to accept. Besides, I think I want to start Skype sessions where we all drink wine and watch Sex and the City on DVD at the same time. A classy activity that can be done anywhere, anytime.

To lighten the mood of this post, I’m acknowledging a few things that are making the end of college a little bit less upsetting. Not everything about home is awful; my big, cloud-like, bed, the ten minute drive to Target, my mom cooking for me and having more than five restaurants to choose from for dinner. On top of those, here are four more fab things that I’m enjoying right now.

The Beverly Hills housewives are easily my favorite. Watching their cattiness and never-ending bank accounts is thoroughly entertaining to me. Plus, Camille is a psycho.

Riesling wine is beautiful, wouldn't you agree? I feel like people might start to think I'm hitting the sauce a little too much for how much I talk about Riesling. Worry not, my friends, I simply enjoy a glass classily with dinner.

Keeping up with one of my fav blogs: Cupcakes and Cashmere. Nothing like looking at the life of a fabulous twenty-something to motivate me to find a job!

This less than glamorous picture is signifying the packing I am currently doing. Relaxing on the beach is in store next week and I'm beyond excited! Plus, a personal triumph is the size of that bag. I have always overpacked and not bringing 17 pairs of underwear, 8 dresses and 4 bathing suits is like finally being able to bench press 250 after months of training.

Have a lovely day!

-e

Instead of cutting off my hair or piercing my lip, I’m doing something different here.

June 20, 2011 § Leave a comment

I have been avoiding this blog. My Pisces personality kicked in after about a week of not posting; Pisces personality meaning avoiding & ignoring. But today is the day I will break the cycle! My astrological confinement will no more keep me from posting pointless information on the internet that could someday ruin the chance of running for office or opening up a dog photography studio.

I have decided to do something different with le olde Ugly Friend. I have decided to start posting rant and rave posts. If you have read any of my entries you know that I am far from lacking an opinion, and I think I’d like spill out the thoughts I have when I see things like gauchos on thirty-three year old women or a beautiful, overweight pug panting on a porch. I’ll still throw four fab things posts out there, and lord knows stopping my ramblings would be as easy as getting Paula Deen to ration her butter use.

So there it is. Hopefully y’all think this is worth your time and more important than watching baby seals or pre teen stars gyrating in music videos on YouTube. In the meantime, here are a few fab things. A few meaning, GASP!, four of them.

I just found the fourth season of Boy Meets World on DVD and almost cried out in joy. Watching this show not only takes me back to my youth, but it also makes me realize that I am just like Cory - neurotic and nervous.

This is one of my favorite quotes and one of the hardest things for me to learn.

I WANT A FROZEN YOGURT MAKER. CuisineArt has answered my prayers and now I just have to find the $99.95 necessary to purchase it.

I haven't mentioned graduation on Ugly Friend yet because I'm still not sure what to say about it. But I do know what I can say about my three best friends - I'll always have them.

Have a lovely day!

-e

Starting cults, one blog at a time.

May 12, 2011 § Leave a comment

I’m gonna get straight to the point in this little posty and ignore the fact that I haven’t posted since last month. Because you, my beautiful, caring, dedicated reader will love me no matter what. Right? AM I RIGHT?

So, I stumbled up a blog that literally had my crying, snorting, laughing an embarrassing amount today and I want to share it with you because that is what Barney taught me to do when I religiously watched his television program back in 1996. The blog, my friends, is call The Frenemy and you can view it in all it’s sarcastic beautiful wit HERE! I am obsessed and will now dedicate me life to it and create a cult around it and not shave my underarms or pluck my eyebrows and stuff. Please comment and tell me y’all feel the same way and would like to join my cult (we can all buy new sneakers!) … did anyone actually get that ’80’s cult reference joke?

Should I post pictures today? Probably. I think we all know why this blog has readership – and it isn’t my run on sentences and subtle insults at everyday things. So here we go.

EYE SHADOW RAINBOW! I found this at a Thread photo shoot and it reminded me that I wear the same CoverGirl liquid eyeliner everyday like I'm trying to be Twiggy or something. On another note, aren't the colors pretty?

I feel as though every time I get sushi I should put it on my blog because a) it's pretty b) I feel like it and c) it makes me feel like I'm eating healthy when I actually asked for two helpings of spicy mayo and ended up eating the spicy mayo by itself with my chopsticks.

This is Stroud's run. For Ohio University students, this is where girls get in bikinis and judge others and dudes throw footballs and softballs and try not to hit people in the face with them. This beach is practically gravel and a friend of mine once found a used diaper in the water. FuN iN dA sUn.

Palmer fest was last weekend and this is my friend Jordan celebrating. Cue my giggles.

Have a lovely day!

-e

You all know how weird I am about my man hands, but ..

April 26, 2011 § Leave a comment

Imma b short n sweet this morning, only because I have a reading quiz to prepare for and my need for Perks coffee right now is crippling. It has been slightly difficult to jump into this week after such a relaxing weekend at home, making class and meetings slightly painful. It is kinda an Easter tradition for my two best pals/roommates to come home with me for the holiday; a tradition that I absolutely adore due to the fact that all the people who tolerate me and my nuttiness are all in one place. The more time I spend away from my family at school, the more I realize how much they mean to me.

Yesterday I walked into the wrong (full) classroom, my phone went off (loudly) in the middle of class and tripped up a (busy) stairwell. Clearly, I was not ready for the week to begin. Sometimes I still feel like I’m an awkward, gangly freshman in high school – minus the shiny orthodontia (seven years of my life my mouth was taken over by metal, I probably could’ve gotten cable). Anyway, here are four things from my weekend that made it the perfect rejuvenator.

Can't beat breakfasts made by my Stepdad. Also, can't beat breakfasts that are served to me while I'm drinking coffee and reading People.com. (Don't judge, you know you do it too.)

I LOVE these flats!! I have been searching for nude flats for a long time, and after an abusive relationship with a pair from Urban Outfitters (there was blood), I've finally found them. Thank you, Steve Madden.

Yes, I do have a Big Top Cupcake mold. I'm not immune to the infomercial ploys. But this thing is amazing! I was even able to put Jeni's ice cream in the middle.

I saw this idea - painting one nail a different color than the others - in a mag and wanted to try it right away. I'm rather pleased with the results! And you should all treasure this picture because you know how weird I am about showing my man hands.

Have a lovely day!

-e

I’m not a businessman, I’m a business, man. (or woman)

April 19, 2011 § Leave a comment

If you have ever read my blog before, you know that I am graduating in June. If you haven’t … I’m graduating in June. It is an odd experience to still be in classes and student organizations all while applying for jobs. I’m going to be honest – I am desperate for a job. I have been applying and applying, trying to contact anyone who might be able to help and basically pimping myself out to different companies via my resume and cover letter. It is hard to think of all the hard work I’ve put in through college and not automatically get an offer for a $100,000 a year job with benefits and a private jet and a personal masseuse. THIS IS WHEN I REALIZE I’M BEING MELODRAMATIC. Everyone works hard in college, not just me. I am not going to be a shoe-in or perfect for every job. It all takes time – time I am willing to put in if it means I am going to find a place that appreciates my odd sense of humor and somewhere I can utilize my creativity. I can’t wait until I find it.

Here are my fab four, the few things that keeping me from picturing myself living in a cardboard box and tap dancing on the sidewalk for change after June 11th.

I had never had a Frittata until this past Sunday morning, and I've been missing out. Bread combined with egg combined with cheese combined with a few veggies? YES PLEASE!

I got this for my birthday from one of my lovely roommates and I really enjoy all the cute sayings its filled with.

I always have a candle burning when Im in my room, and this cinnamon bun flavor is #winning (Charlie Sheen joke) according to my nose.

It wouldnt be my blog if there wasnt a picture of a pug, and finding little nugs in everyday life (this example is a magazine ad) makes any day great!

Have a lovely day!

Reflections on time spent wiping barbecue sauce on a Bon Jovi-esque shirt.

April 11, 2011 § Leave a comment

As I sat on my couch tonight and ate the BW3 takeout wings I ordered while wearing a shirt that would’ve been appreciated and probably admired at a Jon Bon Jovi concert (“That shirt is straight livin’ on a prayer!”), I thought about how much I enjoy springtime and independence. I thought about how I could have eaten fourteen of those wings, proceeded to wipe my hands all over my shirt and then move onto eating a pound of chocolate cake if I truly wanted to. I even could’ve done it sans clothes. Isn’t it beautiful to be free of personal restriction? I love being able to do what I want without feeling regret or a need to justify my actions; I truly feel like I getting older when I realize that how comfortable I am with wanting exactly what I want. (The only exception to this is when I ate three fourths of a can of parmesan cheese, getting past that low point will take a lot of time and probably ice cream) I will proceed to make a list of other things I love doing/having that I am unashamed of.

  • Watching hours of Gilmore Girls. Knowing hundreds of Gilmore Girls quotes. Seeing the entire Gilmore Girls series almost five times through.
  • Working out at 11:15 PM.
  • Sleeping until 10:30 AM.
  • Taking four different vitamins a day as well as drinking an Emergen-C.
  • Having a big fear of falling down the stairs. (Particularly cement ones.)
  • Wearing four necklaces at a time.
  • Knowing almost everything about Astrology. (All muh Pisces holla at yo gur!)
  • Having dreams about people eating my hands? Please contact me if you have any idea what that means ..

While looking for jobs (please note I’m a hard worker and posses wit that is a rare treasure!!!) it is becoming more and more clear to me that college will be over in less that eight weeks. After these treasured eight weeks are over, it will be difficult to love post-grad livin’ without an acceptance of myself. Thinking what I do sucks will only make my life suck, which would suck. And the word suck is extremely unattractive and it would be unfortunate if I had to use it on a daily basis to describe my life. Plus the innuendoes and the “that’s what she said” jokes would probably make me want to duct tape the mouths of those around me. Possibly that would be going too far.

Here are the fab four!

Reese Witherspoon being hilarious on After Lately, she's cute and funny. And I also think Heather's Drew Barrymore impression sucks.

My favorite part of OU: cherry blossom trees. (This isn't a pic from OU. MUH BAD.)

Disco ball booty shorts. My bad joke about these made a reference to new years eve, but I'll keep it to myself.

I cannot wait to shut Ikea DOWN when I shop for my apartment. Starting with this bed frame.

Have a lovely evening!

The dramatic pug’s love is my drug.

April 6, 2011 § Leave a comment

The idea of “waking up on the wrong side of the bed” has never made much sense to me. How can one side be wrong? When do you pick what side is right? Is it you that actually picks the right side, or is it something you just know? What if your bed is against the wall on one side and the one that’s open is the bad side, do you always have a bad day?

How is it possible that I could talk about this phrase for so long? The fact that this is a saying and most don’t take it seriously makes me wonder why I have discussions in my head about these things.

Whether or not this saying merits a discussion or has any meaning behind it, I think I woke up on the wrong side of the bed today. While it was productive and I was excited to get stuff done with organizations, school and job searching, I was just bleh. I really dislike  walking around with a negative feeling on my back. It doesn’t help that my face is like a neon Vegas sign advertising how I feel, something that I’ve really been trying to work on. I don’t ever want to take out my frustration about being hungry/lack of sleep/a bad grade/finding people’s hair in the shower drain (one of my pet peeves that I simply cannot let go, sad but true) on other people. So, when I have days like these I’ve decided to remind myself to:

I've decided to hang it on my mirror due to my high amount of narcissism. (Kidding) (About the narcissism)

The only exception to this rule is eating six mozzarella sticks or a pint of mint chocolate chip because an hour after consumption I usually feel like cutting myself open and scooping out everything I’ve ever eaten.

The next four pictures are things that made my frown turn upside down (kindergarten phrases, holla!) today and stop walking around like Emily the Strange. If you don’t know who that is, google it. If you don’t feel like googling it: she wears a lot of black, frowns and hates everyone/everything.

Here are the fab four.

The dramatic pug!! Sometimes I cry because of laughing so hard at this youtube sensation.

I found this a while ago but the tough love on a chalky piece of candy makes me giggle. Also, when I read this in my head I automatically hear it in a Cher (from Clueless) voice.

Because my palate usually rejects anything that holds nutritious value, I LOVE that I love Chobani Greek yogurt.

HA I love Arrested Development and that I can watch it instantly on Netflix.

Have a lovely evening!

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