my eye's on you

Wednesday, January 28, 2009
I knew the BF disliked my eyemask.

I knew he thought it was strange and freaked him out in the morning.

What I didn't expect was this.


I got you babe

The word "babe" is often used from one person to another person as a sign of affection when you are in a relationship of sorts.

Babe, can you hand me the remote?
What do you want to do tonight, babe?
Can I open the door for you, babe?

However, nothing ticks me off more than when the BF calls other female friends "babe." When other guys refer to me as "babe" or any other pet names and we aren't dating, I'm slightly weirded out and think I'm in the movie Clueless. It comes off as creepy, insincere and completely fake to me.

So, I pointed it out to him because he mostly does it when he hangs up the phone and these girls may have the same opinion as me so I decided I needed to have an intervention. To break the ice, I figured I'd just blurt it out in true Allison fashion after I heard the dreaded word again.

"OK, I'll talk you later, babe." and hangs up the phone.
(Like scratching your nails on a chalkboard to my ears.....)

Me- Why do you call other girls babe and then try to call me it too?
BF- I don't know, I just always say it.
Me- Well, I think it's creepy when guys I'm not dating call me pet names. Don't you?
BF- I'm not being creepy and I don't even know I'm saying it.
Me - Well, the girls might think it's weird but have never told you it to your face.
BF- No, they don't.
Me - OK, so maybe you aren't creepy but it's still weird. But, either call them babe or me, pick one and it can't be both.

Awhile later I also started this conversation in front of his friends, and his friend, Mike, agreed with me after noticing he called his girlfriend "babe."

Well, I made my point clear for once in our relationship and if he hears himself say it, he kind of does this "damn I said it" silent reaction where shrugs his shoulders or mouths "dammit" and we both start laughing.

Ooh la la to rue la la

I have a found a new obsession to focus spending my hard earned money on over the next few months. Truthfully, I've been very cautious in my spending because I don't think I should have to pay full price for any piece of clothing. Why would I when I can find the same shoes at Nordstrom on or at DSW for 40 percent off?

Well, some things never go on sale unless you stalk certain boutiques in your area. Case in point - Joe's Jeans.

Ladies, if you think spending $180 is too much on jeans, I'm right with ya. However, these jeans mold perfectly to your body over time and make your backside look fabulous. Plus, they fit girls with modest curves which includes large calf muscles and some healthy quadriceps and glutes to boot.

Let me introduce you to RueLaLa. For a few days at at time, boutiques will set some of their inventory on sale and you can opt to purchase it. But, you have to keep your eye out for what's on sale because sales do end. If you want to be invited, send me your e-mail address and I'll invite you to the club.

I'm on the look out for a pair of Joe's or Rock and Republic for my slim new body I'm working on. Plus, I'm preparing for my first 10K, giving me even more motivation to eat healthier and cut a few pounds.

Friday Fodder

Friday, January 23, 2009
I've been hearing for awhile about a "girl" (read: desperate for attention) who is going to lose her V-card for a price at a legal brothel in Nevada. Only in America. And, only in America is some idiot bidding $3.8 million. Can't we use that money to save people's jobs?

Meet Natalie Dylan, aka, the next Anna Nicole Smith.

Dear Natalie Dylan,

I'm ashamed to have the common bond of being a woman with you. It's ultimately disgusting to know that you are gaining publicity on an act that you probably will never fulfill. And, if you do, the follow-up news stories will just be that much worse than everything else that's been written.

Where exactly do you go from here? You can't exactly go up, can you?


SATC is a go

Thursday, January 22, 2009
Greetings from LA! I have to admit, I'm loving the fact that I'm away from single digit weather and will gladly take a light mist at 70 degrees any day of Cleveland's winter.

Although, some things stay the same and one of those is Perez Hilton.

How excited are you for the possibility of Sex and the City: Part Two?

I'll be there with Alexa at the pre-premiere again.

29 going on 12

Dear BF,

Although you made the pillows look like a penis the past few days after my complaining that you don't make the bed, please don't think this gets you out of this simple chore. You'll have to do better than that.

Thank you,

Your 26th year old girlfriend

How old is he you wonder? No, not 12 but 29. Sometimes, boys don't want go grow up either.

Friday Fodder

Friday, January 16, 2009
Because safe sex is always an important item to practice.

i love birthdays

Wow, has this week flown by.

However, it's all about me this weekend. Why you ask?

Because I'll be the big 2-6 on Sunday.

And for those who call me late twenties, no, I'm not, I'm actually right over the hump of my mid-twenties.

107 years of being single

Monday, January 12, 2009
For all you single ladies out there, don't worry if you don't have a boy-toy yet. Wait a few years, or until you are past 100 to start looking for the husband like this young lady did.

Editor's note: I couldn't make this stuff up if I tried.

If I ever reach the ripe age of 90 or even a 100, I can tell you that the first thing to come to mind would not be looking for a spouse.

Well, this Chinese woman doesn't agree with me because she is looking for her first husband at 107 years old.

From the article:
"A 107-year-old Chinese woman who was afraid to marry when she was young has decided to look for her first husband and hopes to find a fellow centenarian so they will have something to talk about, a Chinese paper reported.

Wang Guiying is worried she is becoming a burden to her aging nieces and nephews since breaking her leg when she was 102 and had to stop doing chores like washing her clothes.

"I'm already 107 and I still haven't got married," the Chongqing Commercial Times quoted her saying. "What will happen if I don't hurry up and find a husband?"

What will happen if you don't hurry up and find a husband? Um, well, I don't think you have that much time left to actually be married at this point. Do you really want to be with a man on your last days on earth? And, do you want one is is a centenarian like you? Not me. What about you?

Friday Fodder

For the past 24 hours, all I've been hearing about this story about a guy, a divorce and him wanting his donated kidney back. This morning on my drive in to work I couldn't stop laughing at Q104 and their take on the matter.

Apparently, this not-so-happy couple was having issues, the husband gave his wife a kidney, now she isn't letting him see his kids so he wants back his kidney or $1.5 million in compensation.

There a million things wrong with this couple.

1) You people are crazy.
2) You people are crazy and you have kids.
3) You people are crazy, you have kids and those kids have to live with you.
4) Dr. Batista, you will never reach the kind of crazy that Tricia Walsh-Smith woman has

The art of the break

Thursday, January 8, 2009
This subject of "a break" has come up with several friends lately. No, this has nothing to do my relationship - it's perfectly fine. But they are questioning pulling the plug, moving on or fighting through their difficult times.

However, apparently I'm the only one who doesn't understand "a break."

To me, "a break" is for people who can't pull the trigger to end a relationship. One really wants to end it, but you don't want to end it because you will hurt the other person's feelings. Or, you simply see a hot piece of ass they want to try on for awhile, but still keep the you hanging around when they are finished with the newbie.

What does "a break" really solve?

It's a free pass to slam everyone from your coworker to the bartender, have girls/guys night every night and increase your chances of catching something ugly.

However, I'm told that it's "to figure things out and really determine if you want to be with that person. It's a chance to step away and decide what you want to do."

No, sorry, Fantasy Land doesn't exist.

Personal boundaries

Tuesday, January 6, 2009
What don't you do in front of your BF or GF? Speaking in personal habits of course. You know, like all the unattractive qualities like burping, farting or even not having your teeth in!

Check out this article from CNN - What would you do in front of your spouse.

Excerpt from the article -
"Doug Lueder and his wife Sam have wildly disparate ideas of what's appropriate to display in front of others, a philosophical difference that literally exploded one night during their courtship: Doug tried to impress Sam by holding a lighter to his backside while passing gas. The bad news: Sam hated it, along with Doug's other explicit exhibits of certain personal habits. The good news: She married him anyway. The couple now lives with their two small children in Atlanta, Georgia, where Mommy teaches them to pass gas discreetly and Daddy, well, breaks wind blithely and chuckles about it."

Personally, I hate burping, especially belching out loud from females. So disgustingly gross and unattractive. I think my face just soured from thinking about it. Blah!

For me, I desperately need my own personal space in the bathroom and closet because of those habits. Mainly because boys have personal hygiene products that I don't want see among my make-up and hair care products.

Razors - hair gets everywhere.

Deo- hate that smell.

Clippers - again, hair everywhere.

He's still not that into you

Monday, January 5, 2009
Well, it's a new year and I don't feel any different. However, new year means brand new spankin' movies coming out this year.

For example, there's He's Just Not That Into You.

Back in college, my roommates and I loved this book. It was hilarious and we would read specific quotes and chapters out loud and laugh our asses off. But, when I heard they were making it into a movie, I wasn't exactly sure how that would work out. There have been so many bad movies made from amazing books. How do you pull off all these ideas and put them on screen?

Here's to hoping New Line Cinema pulled off a masterpiece....Or at least a good Saturday-rainy-day-movie-in-bed. Even if the movie blows, you know there will be a few great iPod songs in the mix.