You're welcome

Thursday, November 27, 2008
Because most bloggers will be doing heartfelt posts about things they are thankful for today, I figured I'd spice things up with a "you're welcome" to my friends, family and BF.

You're welcome friends -

- for always saying inappropriate things.
- for expressing my views when you do or don't necessarily want to hear them.
- for making you laugh at my and your expense.
- for being that girl who tries to dance and imitate videos such as Britney or Beyonce.

You're welcome mom and dad-

- for being your first-born, the one who listens, who only hit the garage door once while learning to drive and never getting arrested.
- for not killing my younger brother when you left me to baby-sit him. (He turned out fine, right?)
- for ending your sentences when you describe what I've been up to your friends in "Oh, you know how that Allison is."

You're welcome BF-

-for attemtping to turn off lights, clean and pick up my clothes that I know bothers you to no end.
-letting you transform the bedroom so you can "fish" with that stupid PS2 game this winter.
-for buying "fresh" smelling candles because you hate the smell of anything food-related even though I love a good warm spiced candle in the winter!
-for keeping you on your toes through our relationship.

Your welcome

Because most bloggers will be doing heartfelt posts about things they are thankful for today, I figured I'd spice things up with a "your welcome" to my friends, family and BF.

Your welcome friends -

- for always saying inappropriate things.
- for expressing my views when you do or don't necessarily want to hear them.
- for making you laugh at my and your expense.
- for being that girl who tries to dance and imitate videos such as Britney or Beyonce.

Your welcome mom and dad-

- for being your first-born, the one who listens, who only hit the garage door once while learning to drive and never getting arrested.
- for not killing my younger brother when you left me to baby-sit him. (He turned out fine, right?)
- for ending your sentences when you describe what I've been up to your friends in "Oh, you know how that Allison is."

Your welcome BF-

-for attemtping to turn off lights, clean and pick up my clothes that I know bothers you to no end.
-letting you transform the bedroom so you can "fish" with that stupid PS2 game this winter.
-for buying "fresh" smelling candles because you hate the smell of anything food-related even though I love a good warm spiced candle in the winter!
-for keeping you on your toes through our relationship.

Relationship gone bad

Wednesday, November 26, 2008
I can't believe I'm posting about this. I said I wouldn't. I don't want to be another blogger talking about this lame attempt at a relationship to stay relevant in the media.


But I can't ignore it.

Heidi and Spencer were married, or so Us Weekly wants us to believe.

I thought it was all for the show. I really didn't think they were dating, but that they recognized they could sell more magazine covers together versus being alone. In all reality, it would make sense if they kept up the faux relationship for their 15 minutes of fame that doesn't seem to be ending anytime soon. Even casted friend Audrina is commenting now!

Think about it? They "break-up" and she gets a paid interview, they get "back together" and she gets another paid interview, then she gets "engaged" and another paid interview. What if you could make that off of an on-again-off-again relationship?

Personally, I'm pretty much done with reading Us Weekly. Why would I read "news" a week after it happens? I find all my gossip online at Perez Hilton, Dlisted and Hollywood Rag.

So, the saga continues that of a Hollywood lame relationship complete with another Us Weekly cover, which is probably in the works already - "Heidi and Spencer buy their first house."

Barf.

All I want for Xmas

Monday, November 24, 2008
...is a new Louis Vuitton.


Enough about me though. It's that time again: to officially start thinking about what to get the BF for this Christmas. How can you not? Both at Legacy and Eaton are blasting holiday music as you walk outside through the shops. Let's not forget how every news outlet is featuring "dinners for less, gifts for less and anything else for less."

Last year I rocked - or at least in my mind I did. I bought him this awesome light purple shirt and goldish tie. The shirt was this perfect lavender color that would've looked great under a black or deep brown blazer (both of which he has). Apparently, you don't wear a tie lighter than your shirt (so he says) and wearing purple was too much of a leap for him.

Side note - The kid wears light pink. So, in my defense, I didn't think light purple was that much of stretch, right?

Anyway, I bought a few other things like the standard cologne and maybe a pair of shoes, too. I have a short-term memory right now so it's escaping me.

What did he buy me? A white Northface, Paris Hilton perfume (because he thought it was funny) and a white Coach purse I returned along with the Paris Hilton perfume.

So, let's think of some ideas for him this year under our limit - $100.

Running list -
new scent
Northface he pointed out at Dick's
pictures of my beautiful face plastered all over his car and inside of his bathroom
Christmas ale
Express shirts he wants in every color

What else? What are some gifts you are buying for the men in your lives?

Friday Fodder

Friday, November 21, 2008
Tweens are the best. The absolute best. They make things like Harry Potter and High School Musical these amazingly popular movies our times. I mean, hello Pokemon! What the hell was that anyway.

If you are having a crappy Friday because you live in Cleveland and people forget how to drive in snow, then this video will make your day turn right around. It's only 2:37 long and will make you crack up.

Please notice the taller girl in the white shirt to the right of the screen. When Archie Archuleta doesn't win, she goes down for the count but manages to have enough courage to sit up and yell at the TV.

Damn you Seacrest, you ruin everything.



payday

Tuesday, November 18, 2008
I pay the bills. Damn right, I do! I put the bills in my name when we moved in because I was way more on top of things than the BF was at the time. (Probably not, but that's my story and I'm sticking to it.) Plus, we received a discount the first year on our cable bill. Since we all know how ridiculous a cable bill can be and annoying if you are a Time Warner customer, I consider it a super smart move on our part.

Fast forward to his creative check writing. Oh yes. Each month, I never really know what I'm going to get on my check in the "for" section on the check. He'll drop it on my dresser and I'll find it with something inappropriate comment. One time it was "anal beads" or "sexual favors" and with each passing month, he gets more and more entertaining.

I used to deposit the checks in person to the bank teller. But since I get this weird look and the line "my boyfriend thinks he's funny" can only work so many times, I've made a conscious effort to deposit my checks through the ATM. Thanks, BF, the bank employees probably love your checks, too.

Promiscuous no more

This past weekend we celebrated my friend's birthday. It was a good one with about 30other people to hang out with in this new bar called Cadillac Ranch in Public Square. OK, mind you, all of us haven't gotten together under one roof in awhile. All the girls brought more friends, boyfriends and kind of boyfriends into the mix, plus with all the other people we each saw, it turned into quite the fun fest of a Saturday night celebration.

This is the birthday girl, Erin, with her boyfriend

However, a new piece of information was brought to my attention courtesty of one unnamed blogger - my friends aren't that slutty anymore.

Unnamed blogger -"Allison," in a serious tone, "you're friends really aren't as slutty as I thought they'd be."
Me - "What?!?"
Unnamed blogger - "Yeah, you know, I just thought they'd be more slutty. Kind of disappointing."
Unnamed blogger's friend chimes in - "Yep, realllllll disappointing."
Me - "No. My friend's can be slutty. They can be."
Unnamed blogger - "Who? Point them out."
Me - "Well," as I start scanning my group of friends to pick out who would or wouldn't be the most likely to go home with either of them.
Me - "OK, she has a boyfriend, she's married, she may or may not be living with this guy, she doesn't have a boyfriend but her ex is here and my boyfriend is right there."
Unnamed bloggers friend - "Yep, you no longer have slutty friends."
Unnamed blogger - "Real disappointing for us."
Me - "And me!"

*Editor's note: My friend Katie, who is having issues posting her comments, is irate that I'm referring to any of us at one time or another as a slut. I was referring to specific people who we were or weren't friends with that had a crazy one-night stand or five in college. That's all. We all have friends like this who make our lives more entertaining on a daily basis. Laugh, it's funny.

Friday Fodder

Friday, November 14, 2008
We don't care, we don't care and we don't care.

Thanks to People.com and my dumbass for reading it, I was informed of the truth of why Joe Jonas and Taylor Swift broke up. Apparently he took to his blog to inform fans of their break-up, and not with the fake reasons, but to explain the real reasons and the clear the air for the fans.

You know what? The cry me a river thing has been done much better before and his name was Justin Timberlake.

Gone gaming

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Boys are full of surprises. Just full of them. Remember when I posted about BF and his need for a man room? He kept talking about possibly changing around the master bedroom to accommodate his winter gaming obsession? Yeah, I kind of got over it and thought he would never actually pull it off. He talked and talked about it but nothing happened. I assumed he lost interest.....

While I was gone all day on Sunday, I came home to a newly cleaned and rearranged room with him sitting and playing some fishing PS2 game. Did you notice the words "newly cleaned?"

Give him an apron and call him Martha!

He not only moved each dresser, swept behind them and dusted all three, he also rearranged the wall pictures, too. I think that was his way of saying "thank you for letting me own the room for the winter with my lame video games, so I'm going to thoroughly clean because I know you won't." I mean, that furniture hasn't been moved for a year and half since we moved in! He did a great job and room looks so much bigger with the new arrangement.

Funny what boys will do in the name of love and video games, isn't it? Well, maybe just video games at this point.

Lucky numbers

Monday, November 10, 2008
You know what makes me happy each month? Losing a few pounds? Well duh. Buying a few new shirts? Hell yes. Not receiving late fees? Hell freaking yes.

Well, one more thing that makes me happy is receiving my monthly Lucky subscription. Each month when I don't pick up the mail, the BF throws my mail on the bed. I let out a little yelp in excitement. It's probably almost as exciting as a guy getting his first issue of Playboy.

It's full of colorful pictures, new shoes, belts, jeweled earrings and tights freaking galore! It shows me 60 items and can mix and match them for a whole month! Anyway, the only thing that bothers me about the mag is that sometimes they put poor choices on the cover. Um... one month it was Hilary Duff and last month it was Vanessa Hudgens. Of all the fashionable women available in Hollywood, Lucky, you pick two teeny bopper stars who wear a size 23! Yes, I said it, that's children's sizes for god's sake!

They aren't fashionable or trendsetters. They are Disney stars who did or did not take nude pictures of themselves then post them for the world to see. (Sorry, Duff, although yours might not have leaked yet, you are getting roped in the same category.)

As one of your faithful readers, Lucky, let's try to pick better covers for the magazines. Loved Leighton Meester, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Ali Larter. However, just because High School Musical 3 is on it's way out, doesn't mean your most prized real estate should be given away to just any teeny bopper star of the moment.

Warning - If you put Lindsay Lohan's dumb ass on your cover, I will, I swear, cancel my subscription just like I did for Marie Claire. Oh, and the same goes for Lauren Conrad. Don't do it.

these shoes rule, these shoes suck

Thursday, November 6, 2008
Rain or shine, I'm going to be in Crocker Park tonight with Alexa and a few friends trying to win a 100 pair of shoes or so. Why you ask? Because I'm a shoe fanatic like most other girls. I can't have enough pointy stilettos. From patent leather to suede to open-toed to closed-toe, shoes can make or break an outfit and my feet for that matter-fashion over function, ladies.

If any of my friends win, they know to pick me out a pair or five in 9.5 or 10, depending on the brand of course. And, if I win, I will grab shoe sizes from 9 to 10 and have a huge party at my apartment to celebrate my win by sharing it with my friends. (I bet I can fit 98 pairs in that car!)

So, DSW, pick me tomorrow because I sure as hell will be more excited than this chick. Is she excited!
How is she not screaming and jumping all around!
Who gently places the boxes in the car!
Start throwing them in dammit!
And, here's my one request DSW, I'd like my friends to be my shoe baggers.

Thanks,
Your soon-to-be-shoe-winner (cross your fingers), Allison M.


P.S. I'll leave you with the best shoe video ever.

Vote or buy jeans

Monday, November 3, 2008
What's more American than a great pair of jeans?



If you live in the Cleveland area, head over to Lush Boutique for a sale on jeans until Sunday.
$25 off any pair of denim under $200
$50 off any pair of denim over $200

Yes, boys, pick your jaws up off the ground because a fabulous pair of denim can cost more than $200. However, my personal cap is around $190 because anything over that is just simple overrated and overpriced - think Denim by Victoria Beckham. Hell, at this point, spending $190 is slightly ridiculous in itself, but I'll limit myself to only one pair this year.

Besides, a great fit can do wonders for the back side.

Bag giveaway

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Calling on purse lovers!

As you see to the right, that bag is up for grabs courtesy of Dawn from Bella Dawn Boutique.

If you are interested in winning this bag, you just have answer a simple question.

If you could only put three things (anything, use your imagination) in here, what would they be? Comment and then send me your e-mail address.

Mascara, tissues, condoms, hand lotion, a gun, iPod, an extra pair of shoes- you pick, it's your bag. And, Dawn and I reserve the right to choose the winner based on the most creative answer. Yes, boys you count too - Girls love receiving surprise gifts.

Plus, check out her site for a few more amazing purses, earrings and dresses. If you see something you like, enter in "Confessions" into the promo code and you'll receive an extra 10 percent off your purchase.


For any friends or family who want to start Christmas shopping early for me, here are a few things that are on my list. (BF, get moving!)

Brown Belted Tote

Textured Metallic Bubble Cuff

Deep Green Pocket Tote

Shiny Black Leggings
The winner will be chosen on or around November 30. Happy entering.