Sunday, January 31, 2010

Fashion Advice

That lady from What Not To Wear said that short people shouldn't wear jeans tucked into their knee high boots. She says it makes them look short. Well I'm doin it anyway. So there.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I Wish I Was A Little Bit Taller

I think it was Skee-lo who rapped that in the 90s. I am cursed with the curse of being short. I am reaching to say I am 5'4". This is terribly unfair because my mom is 5'6" and my sister is a to die for 5'9". There are so many short celebs that never seem to look short.

Somehow SJP manages not to look 5'3 even in a dress that goes below the knees.

Lea Michelle (5'2"). I love her character's style on Glee and I never would have know how small she is.

Jessica Simpson (5'3.5")

Becki Newton (5'2")

Reese Witherspoon (5'1.5"). I honestly never would have known. Even in flats she just doesn't come off as a shorty to me. Reese definitely provides style inspiration for me!

After going through loads of pics I have concluded that if I don't want to look short I should probably (1) live in high heels, (2) wear dresses that show the knees, (3) become ultra ultra-thin, or (4) screw it all and just hang out with other shorties!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Good Friday

I'm really proud of myself because I just put saying no into practice. Even though I was brought up to always say yes to anything asked of you at church, I turned down a position that I wasn't ready to take on. This year I really want to do what I want without feeling bad about not living up to other people's desires or expectations. I hate disappointing people, but I don't want to wait till I'm my parents age not to worry about what other people think anymore.

This morning my dad asked me for a birthday list. I am far too old for this but the life of a contract attorney is rough right now, so I am making one, tacky or not.
J Crew Perfect-Fit Long-Sleeve Crewneck Tee in every color. I have like 6 of these shirts already but you can never have too many. They fit so well. They cover your butt if your jeans ride low and I love the extra long sleeves.
Britney Spears: The Singles Collection Box Set

Navy Fleece Welly socks to go with the yellow Hunter Wellies I got for Christmas. I love yellow and navy together.
Green Kate Spade Big Apple Stacy Wallet

Vineyard Vines - University of Minnesota Classic Tote

But what I really truly want is a job with health insurance, an apartment I can afford, loyal friends, true love, a painting or two from my dad's massive collection, and a quilt made just for me.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

The Princess and the Frog

Princess Aurora from Sleeping Beauty has always been my favorite princess until now. My friend R and I went to see the Princess and the Frog last night and I fell in love with Princess Tiana. She's ambitious and passionate and much more relatable for me than any other Disney princess. I love her. And Anika Noni Rose's voice was awesome. Prince Naveen was hot for a cartoon but a little stupid for my taste. The best part of the movie is that it take place in America! God Bless America. Overall I give the movie an A+++. I want to have a little girl one day so we can watch this beautiful movie together.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Growing Up

This year I need to grow up and learn to say no. Last night a friend, not a close friend mind you, called to ask if she could stay with me in my apartment all week. She realized it was short notice but the friends she was supposed to stay with backed out unexpectedly so I said yes. I should have said no, but she is a friend and if I were in her position then I would hope she would say yes. She is a nice girl, but here is the thing. I hate having uninvited guests. I absolutely hate it. I love having guests that I invite. I offer them food, drinks, and fun. But, I feel like I shouldn't have to offer an uninvited guest anything other than a spot to sleep. Is that rude?

I rarely invite people to stay with me because I don't like doing extra laundry or sharing my space with people other than close friends. I have a one bedroom apartment and it's not like a house where you can still maintain privacy with guests around. Fortunately, my guest is good in that she brought her own laptop and she is buying her own food. I have no steady income and pay nearly $100/day to live in this apartment, so excuse me if I am very conscious of when people come over and add to the electricity/cooking gas bill. When you don't know when your next project will come along, this is the type of thing you have to think about. It's sad but true.

The ideal guest in a small Manhattan apartment is a friend so close that you don't get annoyed spending 24/7 around the person for a few days and sharing all your stuff with them. If the guest is not invited, but just somebody just looking to crash, he or she should:

1. Pack enough that he or she doesn't have to ask you to use any of your stuff, but little enough that he/she takes up very little space. 1 small bag and 1 small rolly suitcase is plenty! This means that the guest should not be excessively asking for things. My guest just came today and I have been asked for a pot, a drinking glass, the Ethernet cord out of my laptop, scissors, tea, cough drops, Tylenol, and more.

2. Bring her own laptop and go to a coffee shop to use it. I'm sorry but I can't afford wireless and I should only have to provide internet for guests I invite

3. Bring her own towel. (sheets would be nice too but I realize that's a lot to pack)

4. Clean up after herself. I hate picking orange peels out of the trash can because someone couldn't be bothered to put make sure they fall into the trash bag.

5. Never take more than 20 min in the bathroom, including shower time.

6. Not make any noise in the morning.

7. Clean the tub after showering.

8. Refrain from asking personal questions about my apartment and the things in it.

9. Eat out for all meals. It's strange when someone I'm not close with opens up my refrigerator and puts her groceries inside. My guest keeps asking where things are in my kitchen and I am perplexed because I didn't say she could use my kitchen while she was here. Is allowing someone to stay with you and invitation to move in and set up house.

I just think when you inconvenience someone last minute, you have to be extra extra polite. Am I not gracious? I should be more gracious. But I should also stat saying NO.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

I Heart Cheese

Today I was really bad. I melted lots of cheddar cheese over pretzels, put tomatoes on top and ate it. Yummy. I also had my favorite sandwich: fresh mozzarella, tomato @ basil from Cosi's. While I should be phasing cheese out of my diet, I keep craving cheese-its and all sorts of other cheesy snacks. Ugh. It's bad for your skin and bad when you are on the edge of being sick, like I am right now. At least I didn't eat a whole pack of mint milanos today. I will save the for tomorrow.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

I usually don't post pics of myself, but I couldn't find a pic online of my favorite Christmas present this year. My sister got me this fab dress by Minuet at this store in her town called Sugar. I wore it last night to a party with friends and then to the Oak Room at the Plaza Hotel. I loved it so much and I can't wait to wear it again. I matched it with my pearls. Sorry I am bad with photoshop and I don't want to put my friends on my blog without permission.