memory lapse

Sunday, April 24, 2011
Over the last weekend, I've come up with some hilarious ideas for blog posts with the help of friends and have forgotten all but one. (It involves a future mother-in-law creating a baby room for an unborn baby to an unmarried couple complete with clothes, dolls and painted it pink. No plans of a baby, not engaged but the woman has already started a room. I couldn't make this up if I tried.)
Anyway, I really need to start writing this stuff down or start the posts but keep them as drafts so I can remember to finish my thoughts. With my handy dandy iPhone, I have capabilities to keep notes and I keep them for everything else - grocery lists, book lists, spring fashion must haves (seriously, I do) complete with Lucky recommendations of skin care products to try. However, I never manage to jot ideas down but I really need to start doing this - all these brilliant ideas escaping my brain.

Besides forgetting future posts, we dined with friends on Friday night in Cleveland Heights at Dewey's Pizza, got take out from Peppermint on Saturday and spent Sunday Easter dinner with my family at Crop before it moves to Ohio City at the end of the month. We were all over the place with our food choices this weekend but I did manage to get two solid workouts. It's almost bikini season after all and some serious lbs need to shed off this body.

Here's to another exciting week in Cleveland with 60 degree weather and showers everyday. BUT, I'll take the 60 degree weather - beggars can't be choosers after all right?

countdown to gaga

If you've been reading this blog for the last year, you know two things:

1) I'm a huge Lady Gaga fan.

2) I've attended not one but two concerts and even dressed up as her for Halloween.

I like to think I was hip on Gaga before way before she was hanging from the rafters of the MTV Music Awards a few years ago.

The concert is next Wednesday and I have made some progress with my costume.

However a few Facebook friends said I should recreate this look below

I've thought of a few versions of her meat dress to pull off and of course I pair of cut-out leggings I can wear. I'm thinking of this look below and I have most of the stuff but need to pick up the blonde wig.

Are you going to the concert? Are you dressing up? If so, what the hell are you wearing?!

And, dear Gaga, please please sing Judas.

Thanks, a serious fan of yours.

the word game

Friday, April 15, 2011
I have a few words or phrases that drive me up and over the damn wall. And, there's one that is  For some reason, "100 percent" has caught like wild fire and EVERYONE uses it, even my beloved New York housewives use it.


My friends all over the country are saying it.

Maybe it's the fact that certain people use it to add extra emphasis at unnecessary times but it drives me nuts. It's like nails against a chalk board. Do you hear the screeching?

I'm also not a fan of see-you-next-tuesday or the stupid word that people refer to as a cat either.

Bah! I'm cringing over here just thinking about saying those words.

Deep thoughts from Allison.

In other news, it's Friday!

Market under glass 2011 ticket giveaway

Wednesday, April 13, 2011
For the second year in a row, I'll be working the Market Under Glass event to benefit Harvest for Hunger on April, 28 from 6-9 p.m. at The Galleria downtown. 

The event will feature 50 Cleveland restaurants to serve their delicious dishes. All proceeds benefit Harvest for Hunger and every dollar donated, a hunger center can provide enough food for four meals.

I'll be joining a group of bloggers to serve as "celebrity servers," assisting the chefs for a few hours and nibbling on all the delicious food.

For the event, you can purchase tickets here and can purchase general admission tickets for $85 up until April 27, $100 at the door or upgrade to VIP for $150.

A few of the participating restaurants:
  • Parallax
  • Chinato
  • 56 West
  • Lucky's Cafe
  • Sushi Rock
  • Umami Asian Kitchen
  • Washington Place Bistro & Inn
  • AMP 150
The talented Katrina at Bite Buff offered me two general admission tickets to giveaway for the event. Interested in going? You bet your ass you are!

Option 1: Tweet "Want to go to Market Under Glass? Enter @allisonpeltz ticket giveaway for the 4/26 event" and include a link to this giveaway.

Option 2: Comment with your favorite CLE restaurant participating in the event.

Winner will be chosen next Wednesday, April 20. Leave your email address in the comment section.

Disclaimer: I was offered two tickets to give away on my blog and I'll be working the event.

yard decorations

Sunday, April 10, 2011
To end this weekend in our sweet 81 degrees we experienced in Cleveland all Sunday, the BF and I took a walk through the neighborhood. It's been forever since I've had a on tank top and shorts so I was all about being outside as much as possible today.

We live in suburbia. Granted, it's right by a few kick ass shopping malls on the east side and a hop, jump and skip from other Cleveland neighborhoods, it's still suburbia. On our walk, I've never noticed how many people celebrate Easter in their front yards - it's like an easter basket on their freaking lawn.

Growing up, I remember my mom decorating with easter egg clings on the windows and baskets in our house. That's it. Plain and simple. Easter is like the spring Christmas when it comes to decorations now. It's no longer just window clings. There are colored lights, giant easter eggs, rabbit statues and inflatable flipping rabbits.

Inflatable rabbits!

Some rabbits even inside a basket surrounded with eggs. All lit up

It's incredible.

If I would've had my iPhone, I would've had pictures to show of these awesomely hilarious decorations but I'm sure you know what I'm talking about.

Love it or hate it?

it's raining showers and mad men

Sunday, April 3, 2011
My weekend has consisted of two things - showers and Mad Men. I couldn't get any more exciting I know.

Saturday afternoon I ventured to Youngstown for the boyfriend's future sister-in-law's wedding shower and then headed to a baby shower on Sunday for a college friend on the east side.

Cherry Blossom bridal shower

presents galore
Quickest gift opening ever!

While my day job is at an advertising agency, I somehow have never seen a complete episode of the show. Everybody talks about it all the time. The BF and I started watching the first season on Saturday night and are now even watching it now as I type this on Sunday night. I can't get enough of it.

Could they smoke anymore?
I think the smoke is coming through the TV.
I feel like I'm getting lung cancer just watching this show.
I would've been fired on my first day if I were Peggy for throwing a punch or a middle finger at one of the male AEs.
Thank God I wasn't born until the 80s.