Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Too Soon!

Winter is approaching, which means I am becoming pale, gaining my hibernation lbs (too cold to get to the gym!), and my HAIR is becoming VERY dingy looking from lack of some of that Vitamin D! ....or because i haven't been to the hair salon since July.. whoops.

So that of course got me thinking... my ends are completely dead and obviously need to be cut anyway, so when I am home for Thanksgiving break it is definitely one of my goals to get my HURRR DIDDD (hair done.) no WAY am I trusting any of these Canton wackjobs to touch my locks! that sounded prissy and picky but TRUST ME, when I say, you walk into these hair places and you want to run out screaming.

So, heres where I am.... last got my hair cut and highlighted in July (eeek!), hair is wayyy long, if pulled to the front, goes past my boobies, has grown out probably around 3-4 inches since cut, which means my ROOTS are terrible. Also, I've been using cheap/crappy shampoo (i AM a college student!) and that does not help things. Basically my hair looks scraggly and very dingy blonde.. not good.

So. Here is what I want.

Don't call me a freak, but there is this one GORGEOUS model that I see in every Michael Kors Ad year after year in every magazine I read (i.e. Glamour (fav), Cosmo, InStyle, maybe MarieClaire or the occasional TeenVogue). Not only do I loveeee the ads, but I love the way she looks in all of them, especially her hair!!

After a bit (ok... maybe it took me 20 minutes) of stalking on google (my recently googled:  michael kors model, hollywood michael kors ad, model in hollywood michal kors ad, gemma ward michael kors model, so on...) i found out who the model is .... Carmen Kass. Here is a sample of basically what i wished i looked like...

I'm look for a much shorter cut than I usually get, I always get it trimmed only up to 3 inches.... but I'm thinking about getting four or five inches off, just so its a bit below shoulder length, like she has above. It will make my hair much healthier and manageable.. i hope. 

Also, not the color!! I love the golden-honey blonde she has goin on here... heres another sample....

It's just so shimmery and summery looking... I have a good base going on so that if i ask for a little bit of chunkier (BUT STILL NATURAL!!!) highlights than usual i think it will look more bold, like hers. I always find that I come home from getting my hair done and i look in the mirror and im like wait... i look the same. did i really just drop 150 bucks to look just... fresher? Well, probably. and i DO wanna look "fresher" but i also want that refreshened look to be a bit different too! 
such a sucker for blonde i guess!

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Back to Canada..

Wow! I just started and I'm already behind in posting. I guess it wouldn't be realistic to try to write everyday huh? I'll try as hard as I can though! So lets see, I last left you on Thursday, when I was buying gifts for my fahjjj. So basically my entire "break" was spent doing biatch work for my mom, which was fine with me, I didn't really have anything else to do anyway.

So Friday I woke up VERY late (1:30 in da p.m.) and I only woke up because my mom was calling my cell phone (what a surprise) and asked me to go grocery shopping for my fathers birthday DINNER. So I headed over to Wegmans with my sidekick Pheebs and picked up meatloaf (nasty... who would actually choose to eat that on their birthday dinner? My father apparently.) potatoes, peas, and of course Wegman's famous scrumpdiddlyumptious double chocolate cake. Little did I know, this cake was to be the highlight of some tiny asian woman's day.
So that morning while my mother and I were discussing what I was going to get at the grocery store she mentioned that she thought it would be HILARIOUS if we got somebody to write "happy birthday old man" on the cake that I was soon going to be purchasing. I, too, thought this would get a chuckle so as I picked up that yummy Wegmans cake I hopped right in line at the bakery so that I could make this  vision happen. As my turn in line approaches, I see out of the corner of my eye a VERY short asian woman come creeping up beside me. I turn and smile, and she asks what she can help me with. I tell her I'd like to have something written on the cake in my hand, and am careful to pronounce every word of the saying I would like written. She looks at me like I'm crazy and repeats, "You would like HAPPY BIRTHDAY OLD MAN WRITTEN ON THIS CAKE?" I'm quite disturbed, as shes practically yelling in my ear and is treating me like a complete wackjob. I just look at her and say yeah, can you write happy birthday old man on it please? she then AGAIN repeats, HAPPY BIRTHDAY OLD MAN? I finally say YES and for emphasis say, HAPPY BIRTHDAY OLD MAN. PLEASE. she giggles for about half a second and walks away muttering happy birthday old man to herself. Then she gives me about 2356875 color choices for the icing or whatever and I finally get out of there after about 20 minutes.

ANYWAYS, after that little hold up I couldn't help but stop in to Ann Taylor Loft and look at their cute dresses. Then I came home and blahblah birthday dinner was fun, didn't eat the meatloaf as mary decided to smother it in ketchup. Quite unappetizing. He liked the cake, all was merry yum yumm.

Saturday was the BIG day (Octoberfest) and my only highlight is that I sold all my old belts and headbands to little girls and their moms. I made 91 dollars.

TODAY I made the trek back up to school. Can I just say that the drive from Baltimore to Canton is probably the most boring drive you could ever possibly make. Its a straight shot from 83 to 81 to 11 and I could write a math problem more interesting than that drive. I did it in good time though, about 7 1/2 hours and I'm soo glad that it's over.

yahooo, more lata

Thursday, October 14, 2010

My First!

So I never really imagined myself as being the blogger type, but here I am on blogspot and I am so excited! I mainly have my mom and sister to thank... most of the time I have zero idea what is going on in their lives, seeing as I'm away at school, but they always seem to be up on each others bizzznass, and I always catch myself asking, "How do you even know that?!" with which they reply, "I read it on her blog." or something of that nature. SO here I am! I'm mainly doing this because I love to write.. especially about random stuff on my mind! 

So, let me do a little introducing of myself... 
as a beginner, i thought it would be helpful to inform everyone reading this that I am currently listening to "damn it feels good to be a gangster" by Geto Boys. I hope that gives you a little clue into what my personality is like. Though it probably gives a complete wrong impression. oh well.
ANYWAYZ, my name is Emily and I am a sophomore at St. Lawrence University in basically what is Canada, (Canton, NY). I am currently HOME (Baltimore, MD) for the weekend and have plenty of downtime, so what better to do with it then start my own blog? (you have the same thoughts exactly.., i know). I enjoy the color pink, especially when it is mixed with green, and work at a store that sells EVERYTHING preppy. I am the youngest of four, have a brother who lives in Boston, a sister Caroline who lives in Oneonta, NY and works at Hartwick College, and another sister Liz who lives in Maryland. YAYY good times. hmmm what else about me? Nothing special, I like to read and write, but find that I am  a better math and science student in school. I hope to major in Econ, but my bigger hope is to get my MBA through the program at SLU. I love puppies. I have three, (also note that I call all dogs, no matter what age, puppies) 2 yellow labs (Camper and Bisby) and a miniature schnauzer (Twinkie). I love fashion and shopping, so I'm guessing a lot of my posts will be about clothes/fashion/things in  general that I want/think are cute. 

SO now that you know a bit about me, I'm trying to think about a good first topic for my FIRST posting! I told my boyfriend, Eric, that I was starting a blog to which he replied, "what are you going to write about?" I told him I was going to center it around his mustache. He was very amused. HOWEVER, it will not be about his ginger facial hair unless i blog about how much I HATE it. .... I mean what? I love the boy for who he is. hehe.

I'll guess I'll talk about being home. It's always weird coming home from school. Not being in my house or in my own bed for two whole months doesn't seem like a big deal while im at school but then i come home and it feels so good to be here. Nothing really ever changes, but I always feel as though I've missed out on so much. I know it's all the same stuff, especially now that it's just my mom and dad living here.. alone in such a big house! It's sad. I get worried that they are lonely, but then I remember that they had to live in a house with four kids for so long and then I feel better. I know they are happy to see us all going! Maybe not happy to see us leave, but glad that we are moving on with our lives. 
So today was my first full day back home, yesterday I spent eight hours in my Volkswagen DYING to get through Pennsylvania. have you ever noticed how long it takes to travel ANYWHERE in that state? It's that dang I-81. Soo unpleasant to drive on. I swear I must have dozed off three+ times... I have a bit of an issue when it comes to drowsiness and long car rides. Not good! I stopped twice to get some caffeinated beverages (err..Diet Coke.. yum! but...side note.. starting tomorrow I am giving it up!) and those helped a bit. Finally i rolled on in to the homestead around 8, and immediately dropped my bags and had a very long reunited-and-it-feels-so-good moment with my pupps which involved me rolling around on the floor and using what I have been told is my very annoying voice that I use to talk to animals. Then I went upstairs to see my mom who was already in BED but of course lounging and watching HGTV or Bravo or something on TV. We chatted for a bit, but then I went downstairs, heated up Chinese food (none of that tomorrow starting tomorrow either! guess what I'm starting... I will NOT say the "D" word!) that was waiting for me and sat smack down next to my dad and watched some CNN and ESPN. After that I was so exhausted from my car ride that I went right upstairs to my perfect, comfy, could honestly be a teensy bigger, lovely bed! Slept a good 10 hours and woke up to my mom at 7 a.m. coming in and annoying me for the pure pleasure of seeing me get mad and barely know what is going on and babble answers to her questions. THIS reminds me of one of my sisters favorite stories to tell people about my family. the story of about two Easter's ago when my mother and uncle woke me by throwing me small chocolate candies at me while i was still in bed. anyways, Fell back asleep and woke up again to my mom calling me. Here is how the conversation went:
" oh hi!!"
"are you awake"
"i am now"
"ITS 10 AM"
"i know"
"well anyway, what are you doing today?"
"i don't know, sleeping, nothing?"
"would you like to go shopping for your presents for dads birthday?"
"i guess"
"ok lets make a list of what we should get him!!"

so thats what i did with my day. we decided on some jeans, socks, male acceptable healing non scented lotion, cards, and ordering a scrumptious cake (he obviously is easy to please on his 59th birthday). I got up, changed, ate a granola bar with SIMPLY ORANGE orange juice (gosh ive missed that stuff!) and wa son my way. Picked up Phoebe (my bestiest friend from home WHO is so beautiful and fit and inspires me to be healthy and i am jealz of) and made our way over to Hunt Valley. We went to greetings and readings where i picked out three birthday cards. they had a horrible selection but I did my best and made out with some pretty funny ones including lines about microwavable bacon, sniffing dog butts, and something about a piniata that i somehow thought was funny. from there we went to Ulta, WHICH BY THE WAY nobody north of the mason dixon line has ever heard of in there life? only the best make-up/beauty counter in the entire world! Cmon people. anyway, asked the VERY short.. i swear she was a midget sale associate (who was very nice and before i could even open my mouth to her comes up and goes YOU HAVE BEAUTIFUL EYELASHES to me... needless to say I liked her) anyways, she helped my find some good lotion who i had to repeat several times was NOT for me, had to be unscented and for a man. Then we went to Dicks Sporting Goods and bought him so shmancy socks (not really.. i believe they were reebok crew socks) and were on our merry way. Then we went to the store where I work, tried desperately to find some Levi's in size 44x34 (my dad is HUGE) and were sadly unsuccessful. But i got to unite with some of my favvv coworkers and see all the very ugly things that we have recently gotten in. THOUGH i did find out that we now carry Frye boots which i can get AT COST... very exciting.. definitely know what my first purchase will be with my working over christmas break check! So we were told to try the Big and Tall store down the road so off we went (btw it was a very yucky rainy day) and there we again, failed in our mission. Then we tried Kohl's, which i have to say I have not been in for about 3 years, and going in there reminded me why--- i find it to be kind of a dump. Nothing good, only carried up to size 40 waist. LAME KOHLS, lame. so then i just called my work and told them to put in a special order for me which they were quite happy to do so. Then we had sushi at san sushi and some weirdo couple gazed at us from across the awkwardly empty restaurant. good times. we had shrimp tempora, veggie rolls, and avocado rolls. Thennn we came back and watched zoolander and then I toook Pheebs home. 

WOW long post for my first and most of it is me rambling. sorry. although looking forward most will be similar. PEOPLE ARE WAITING TO READ MY BRILLIANT IDEAS so i regretfully must say bye. peace blog world.