Friday, April 26, 2013

One Proud Sister

Yeah...I know, I'm still being a sucky blogger but psh...you still love me.
Maybe.

I'm hopefully hiring someone tomorrow sooooo that will make my life just a bit easier.

As some of you know I have two half brothers who are both younger then me. The oldest, Louis, is going to school right now to do photography/internety type things. I don't know the name of his major but it has to do with that stuff.

He first wanted to be a police officer in NYC, then he thought of going to pastry chef, and now his is onto this. I feel like this is his true calling so I'm hoping he doesn't change his mind again.

He has been posting some pictures of his recent work and I must say....they are pretty snazzy. I figured I'd share them with you ladies because I am one proud sister.


Yep, this is my brother. We are kind of related.









That's not his dog....he takes pics with random pets

Well, I have an exciting event on monday besides going to the Social Security office to get a replacement card. The trouble with moving a few times....things tend to go missing.
Weird.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Bad blogger, bad bad blogger.....

Hola Mis Amigos!
Me Llamo Brieann.
Como Estas?
 
If you can't tell my brain is getting more and more fried as my life goes on. I even spelled brain Brian like 5 times, knew it was spelt wrong, and decided on the 6th try if I didn't get it right I was going to just leave it and let you figure it out.
 
I've been a bad blogger. I deserve to be punished but this isn't that type of blog so we are just going to skip that part.
I've been a bad blogger because my personal life has made me just annoyed with being around or speaking to people. I don't really read blogs anymore and I half ass my posts. I'm trying to get back into the old me but being down two employees at work and not being able to find someone to replace those two people is starting to make me want to just hire the homeless person on the side of the road holding a sign saying "Ninjas stole my family, need money for karate lessons."
She seems like she might fit in with the rest of my staff, maybe.
 
LAST Monday I went in for my hair appointment which I had made back in November, December?....I know not January....Never mind, this doesn't matter.
So I showed up, sat down in my favorite hair dresser's chair and we chatted about highlights. I know the conversation had been a while back and we had touched on blond but she had mentioned purple and it made my hair do a little extra THUMP. I'm hoping it was the thought of purple hair and I didn't just experience my heart almost crapping out on me.
That would be bad.
 
When I said the word "purple" to her she ran to the color samples and we picked one out. We bleached my dark brown hair, put on the purple tint, and then trimmed my ends.
I was in LOVE.

 
I got soooo many compliments.
 
Wednesday I had to steal my mom's car so that I could take it to get the window tinted for her mother's day present. FYI Mother's Day is on May 12th. Just a heads up in case you don't have it written down.
I used the ploy of needing the car to move some things into the storage unit. It kind of worked but she refused to go to sleep so that my grandma could pick me up from the place. I resigned myself to having to sit there for the two hours it would take to be done.
I got there and the very cute man (he was for sure a man and no where near my age) asked if I would pick it up at the end of the day. I informed him I stole the car and needed it back in the two hour window because it was a surprise and the person was sleeping. He sheepishly informed me that there was someone ahead of me and they were still working on the car from that morning. I hung my head, nibbled on my bottom lip, and sighed informing him that I understood and would just figure it out. He smiled at me, looked at the book, and then informed me to trust him and he would see what he could do.
Shortly after I got a call from the G-ma that the mother had fallen asleep and she was coming to get me. We decided to get some lunch before heading home and have some bonding time. We hadn't been there that long and were getting ready to pay the bill when I got a phone call. It was the cute guy from the car place informing me that the car was done. He had the guys stop working on the car from that morning and had them do mine so I would have the car.
I fell in love with that man instantly.
Sadly my grandma blocked my game since she came into the store to pay with me.
Thanks grams....
 
Saturday while at work I was dreading family dinner time because the Priest was over and I was starting to get stir crazy from being locked in the house all the time. I knew if I sat there during dinner I would be the worst person to be around. I decided shortly before dinner started to take myself out on a date which I've done from time to time.
I did my hair, put on some make-up, and posted a sarcastic Facebook post.
 
Taking myself out on a date....hope conversation isn't dull, that would be awkward
 
Evidently a lot of people enjoyed that post. Who knew....
I grabbed some food and took myself to see The Host.
That's not The Host...it's a preview
 
It wasn't that bad....
 
I really need my vacation that is in June to start now. I've finally seen my hotel that is in DC and now I'm trying to figure out if I'm going to be brave and one night go to a bar while I'm there. Hey, single girls got to find men where she can and men in suits are well....Yum.

Friday, April 19, 2013

What The Freaks Friday?!? Pt. 2

 
Hi Ladies!
It's that time of the week again for What The Freaks Friday?!?
 
I've been pretty swamped with work this week so I haven't been on-line much to encounter the creepies that much but I did get a few winners.
 
Last week I got messaged by this cutie
The guy...not the little kid. I'm not a weirdo.
 
We chatted a little, he seemed funny, and he asked for my number. I was pretty excited so give him my number I did.
I don't think I should have.
The next thing I know I have this....ummm....photo of a rather large yet oddly skinny male part. I informed him that the pic was crossing the line and he said good-bye.
I'm going to admit something....I went back to look at the pic because something bothered me about it, other then it was on my phone. I realized that I'd been sent that pic before....like 5 times.
Congrats Mr. Penis....you are famous among the men on the online dating world.
 
Now last week was men with fish. This week is men with Pet Shoulders. Pet Shoulders is a condition some men have where an animal they consider a pet is attached to their shoulder during photos that they wish to use to attract the opposite sex.
 
 
Yeah....I think I'd rather the fish.
 
Now....these men are trying to attract you with what they can offer.
Three different types of beer and cancer in a box. But hey, thumbs up!
 
Now....I'm not sure who I'm supposed to be attracted to in this photo.
I'm not sure which one I want more....maybe I can have all three...yum?
No.
 
Now this guy....this guy just SCREAMS that he is happy to be on a dating site.
or he is ashamed of the hair choice he is rocking....
 
Well....V for Vendetta was a great movie
I guess I'd be lucky to go on a date with Guy Fox. I'm not sure how kissing plastic would be but....these are hard times in the dating world.
 
Now to leave you with another winning photo. Last week we had the sunset screen saver photo. This week....
We have a shark tank.
Dun dun, dun dun, dun.....more like dud.
 
Oh week three, how I hope you have something better to offer.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

When I Grow Up


Howdy ladies!
I'm hooking up today with two of my most favorite bloggers ever! I'm super jealous they get to have a blate vacay but I know those two are going to have an amazing time!!!
Now, we shall begin

When I Grow Up....

I'm going to be married to the straight version of Matt Bomer or Ian Somerhalder or David Beckham.
Or all...
I'd be cool with that.


I'm going to live in New York City with a beach house in Key West and a cabin mansion in Colorado.

I'm going to have a degree from Brown in something special but I'm never going to use it because I'm going to own a bakery.

After owning the bakery I'm going to finally open up my restaurant called S'more Love where each table has a small little campfire type system with different items and you can make your own S'mores with a full bar.

I'm going to have a daughter and dress her in this

and in this

I'm not sure why the boy has no pants but has leg warmers....
I'm going to look like this


I'm going to have someone who washes my hair for me each day and then blows it out since I have no idea how to do my own hair.

I'm going to build a No Kill animal shelter and pay amazing people to run it and take care of the animals 24/7

I'm going to travel the world eating lots of yummy foods and not gain a pound.

My amazingly hot hubby will buy me things like this once a month

I'm going to have three puppies and three cats.
And a horse....I want a horse.

I'm going to learn french so when I go to Paris to hang with my three husbands I can sound like I'm pretty freakin amazing.

So....when can this life begin?!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Literary Junkis Link Up!


Hey Ladies!!!

I haven't been apart of this link up in a while and I'm not sure why I missed a few because this is one of my favorite ones to do.

What are you currently read? Tell us about it!

I actually just finished reading Insurgent.

These books are really really good but of course the first is always better then the second. I can't really go over much about Insurgent without revealing too much about the first one but all I can say it. Think Hunger games trying for a Utopia instead of a head faction with little ones. We have violence, love, and some cliffhangers. I can say I get pissed at Tris a lot but hey MAYBE in the third one I'll go back to liking her again.
Amazon or brick and mortar?
How about Barnes and Noble?
Locally owned bookshop or big name chain store?
I read through my Nook because I like to hold onto books and if I actually bought them then I'd have no place to sit down. If I do happen to buy an actual book then I go to Barnes and Noble near my house A) because it is close B) because they are closing all the big book stores near me and I don't want them to close BN.
Bookmark or dog-ear?
Bookmark! I used to dog-ear when I was younger but then if I want to re-read the book and the dog-ear comes undone I end up having NO idea where I was. Also, I don't want to hurt my pretty things.
Alphabetize by author or alphabetize by title or random?
My Nook is by author since I tend to read a lot of books by the same person and it keeps me organized.
Keep, throw away, or sell?
KEEP! Before the Nook I kept them all, I mean...ALL and then when I had to move I had to sell 5 giant tubs because I couldn't take them with me. I miss my books **sad face**
Keep dust jacket or toss it?
I never even thought about throwing them away. It's part of the darn book.
Read with dust jacket or remove it?
Remove them...I HATE the darn things and they just get in the way and slip and slide and UGH! I hate them.
Short story or novel?
Novel, always a novel.
Collection (short stories by same author) or anthology (short stories by different authors)?
Collection...if I'm reading something I want the same person who started it not a bunch of people trying to sound like each other.
Stop reading when tired or at chapter breaks?
Chapter Breaks. I don't understand who can just put the book down and walk away not knowing what happened in the next sentence. There is a reason for chapters!
“It was a dark and stormy night” or “Once upon a time”?
"Once upon a time" unless "It was a dark and stormy night" might lead to a "Happily Ever After"
Buy or borrow?
Buy....I'm a book hoarder. It is my one spending thing so I want to hang onto them.
New or used?
New....I have a thing about other people touching my things haha.
Buying choice: book reviews, recommendation or browse?
I'm that person that stands in the bookstore and looks at titles, read the back, pick a random page to read and then make a choice. I will sometimes I see what my favorite authors recommend and I will also sometimes go off of recommendations. Ok, fine....I'm all over the place.
Tidy ending or cliffhanger?
Tidy ending. I can't do cliffhangers. They bother me so freakin much, I just can't stand it.
Morning, afternoon or nighttime reading?
I read before I go to bed most of the time. Sometimes on my days off I'll go to a coffee shop and curl up to read just to get out of the house.
Single volume or series?
Both.
Favorite series?
Fever Series, Hunger Games, Blackdagger Brotherhood
Favorite book of which nobody else has heard?
I'm not really sure...I just read what I read. I've never really read anything that no one has never heard of as far as I'm aware.


Friday, April 12, 2013

What The Freaks Friday?!?

Ok, sooo yes...I used this as a Guest Post this week BUT some of you might not have seen it and I'm planning on doing a weekly thing (as long as the men keep the matieral coming) so hush.

I recently decided to get back into the online dating world and I must say, it is kind of scary. I knew it was scary but there were some signs of shining hope out there the last time. I'm not really sure what happened but I feel like the good men have flown the nest and headed north or something.

You'd think with me living in Florida I would be surrounded by hot beach tan men who you could drool over every moment. Wrong, very very wrong.

Instead I'm surrounded by men who think it is awesome to pose with fish.

"Look! I caught a fish!"

Yes sir, I'm now soooo turned on by the fact that you know how to hold a fish. This makes me wish to date you because I now know you can put fish on my table. It isn't like there is one fish photo at the end they usually put these as their profile photo OR every photo on their page features a fish.

Now if you aren't into fish you could have....


A bird.
yeah....I'm turned on. Purrrr. ugh.

Now, we then run into the guy who thinks his pants around his feet and a few $20 might make a girl holler.
Oh baby, Oh baby. I love a man that doesn't know how to wear clothing and has maybe....$300. Oh look there is a hundred! Joy!
Ummmm......would you like to go on a date with Mr. Invisible? At least if we lose power I can figure out where I'm going with that shining light of a man.
This is the ONLY pic on his page. Basically he was just driving one day and saw a man on a very tall ladder and said, "Hey, that could be me." and now he is trying to pull the women in with his "Tarzan" like skills.

Well, it doesn't involve a fish but it doesn't involve his face. He is the Man of Mystery or with that flowing mane of hair he could be the Madam of Mystery.
And then....this. Because what woman doesn't want to go on a date with a man who is a screen saver background.

I wish I had an iPhone so I could share some screen shots with you but once I figure out who I can I will. Last night I had a guy freak on me. I mean turn into a drama king to the highest extent. He had messaged me on the 5th with a "Hey". He wasn't my type and I figured since there wasn't much effort I didn't need to turn him down. On the 6th he evidently messaged me again with "Hey, you're pretty. I like your smile. It has nice teeth. You're profile seems funny. We should date." I have been busy this week so I hadn't been on in a few days and then it was reminding me of the quote "You sure have a purdy mouth" which freaked me out. I was on last night gathering material chatting with a some what cute guy when my message box BLEW UP. I opened it up to see what happened. Was my sight being featured on TV?! Were the men really that interested in little ol' me?! Nope, Creepy Mouth Lover was upset I hadn't gotten back to him and decided to inform me that I'm a horrible person and my mouth isn't that pretty, he was just trying to be nice. Ummm....Block? You betcha!

 I continue to wonder how I'm still single with all these smooth talking men out there.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Oh Crap...This Might Make Me the Crazy Cat Lady

I'm not sure how she did this but....

The Cat Stole My Blog.

Hi humanz.
I'm pretti surz youz follow thee person who claimz she iz me owner.

Ok screw that. Who the freak decided that cat's talk like that. COME ON!
Well, without further chatting let me introduce myself.

It is I....Smidgen.

I know, seriously, how is a cat supposed to rule the world with a name like SMIDGEN?!
 The human says she named me that because when I was a baby I was just soooo tiny.


I wasn't THAT small.

I guess my life was pretty nice until she brought home the beast she calls Sky. Yeah, that thing is dumb as rocks hence why I'm writing this thing and not her. It's cool though, she might be bigger and louder but I run this bitch.
 See....I've cornered her in her cage and she is too afraid of me to make me move. Mwahahah. Now Brie has me hanging out with another dog but hey, she's dumber then the first one.

Brie has this weird need to play with string. I'm not sure if she understands but string is pretty annoying. I keep trying to tell her but she ignores me so sometimes I have to make her listen.

I'm also sure you all saw the horrible photos she plastered all over the interweb when she dressed me in a jacket. It was the worst thing in the world! I couldn't breathe, I thought it was attacking me!


She has this weird need to hold me and give me love so I tend to try and hide from her when I can.



I even tried the Devil Eyes but she just HAD to come over and give me a hug.

I love Brie and when she decides to be busy or wants to just relax I have this need to be all over her. I'm not sure why but I just HAVE to be next to her leg.

She tends to drink a lot of wine but it is ok, I still love her. Especially when she gives me little snackums and chicken from time to time. We are back to living with the nice people who feed me all the time and keep me nice and plump but Brie is trying to put a squash on it and says I need a diet. To that I say....I will walk on your ribs and sit on your head tonight while I try to sleep.

Well....I'm going to go do what I do best now until she gets home from work.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Oh You Know....Just a Wine Bag Giveaway!

This wine lover hasn't had a wine giveaway in a hot second so when I was contacted by Bella Vita to review a couple of their bags I thought, "Hot damn I'll review your items! I'm a lover of wine and I know so are my followers!"

I viewed their products and told them which of the bags I really loved and what do ya know. They sent them right on over!





This little thing is pretty awesome! It doesn't take up much space and when it is flat you can set the chilled bottle on it so when the bottle starts to sweat a bit from all that pouring you're making it do the holder catches it so your table doesn't get all messy. It's also really pretty when it is unfolded and it can fit more then just the wine bottle in case you don't drink wine. Which I don't want to think about because we might not be able to be friends.

Then we have this gem which looks JUST like a purse. It has a zipper on the top so no one knows you are sporting a bottle of wine. It only holds a normal size bottle which is a bit of a downer since I'm a wine guzzler wine sipper and tend to enjoy a bottle glass from time to time. Just remember you have the bottle in there and be gentle when you set it down so it doesn't break and then you're wearing the wine and not being able to pass that DUI check point.


This is the chill bag which you place in the freezer and then slide the bottle right on in so it stays nice and cold. These come in tons of different colors and are such a great idea for a picnic or a boat ride so you don't have to lug around a cooler. They suggest you still chill your wine before putting it in the bag so that way the wine stays at the desired temperature.



Now, they suggest this can be used for beers or sodas, but I say it can be used for the tiny little bottles of wines. I think my idea is better. It works the same as the one above but this also has a divider line so that the cans bottles stay cold from all sides.

This site has SOOOOO many more items that are so pretty and are great for any party or as a gift for when you unwillingly give a bottle of wine to someone. I'm not much of a giver and wine is wine but the next time I decide to be nice and give a bottle of wine to someone I'll be sure to browse the site for these adorable decorative bags. Now for the fun part.....one of you lucky ladies are going to win the tall chill bag and the decorative wine coaster/wrap!!!!!

 
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