Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Christmas Wishlist

Does anyone else have trouble coming up with ideas of what you want for Christmas or a Birthday?  I always struggle... granted on any day of the year I can rattle off 10 things I want but when someone seriously asks I usually can't come up with more than just a couple things.  Well this year I actually have a good idea of what I want... maybe it's because I have been trying to save money and therefore haven't bought anything for myself recently.  Here are some things that are at the top of my wishlist...

A large L.L. Bean boat and tote bag, zip-top in purple (perfect carry-on for our honeymoon)
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Black riding boots... well any boots really.  I recently realized that even though I own a TON of shoes I literally only own 2 pairs of winter shoes... shame on me.
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A new bathing suit or two... for our honeymoon.
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A puffy jacket... I can't believe I have gotten away without one for the past few years... the windy NYC winter can be brutal.
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 A sequin skirt and a killer party dress.
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I could add some more things to this list but I will stop here for now... maybe I'll do a round 2 at some point.


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

GWAR

A couple weeks ago Kevin, Erika and I went to a GWAR concert at Irving Plaza.  We went purely for the entertainment factor... not the music... I just want to make that clear (I am not a heavy metal fan).


Who is GWAR you ask???  Well GWAR is a heavy metal band that got together in 1984... they dress up in elaborate sci-fi costumes and sing obscene lyrics... they often put on pretty graphic performances.



 I could not understand a single word that was said during the whole show... it just sounded like a bunch of screaming to me.  I guess it's probably good that I didn't understand any of the lyrics since they are supposed to be pretty inappropriate.  Wholesome right?

Well it was entertaining and a little scary, but being sprayed with fake blood was pretty cool.




Bottom line, the night was a blast and definitely a fun experience to have under my belt... I mean how many times do I get to pretend to be badass and get sprayed with fake blood???  But, once is enough for me.

Here is Kevin's shirt post concert... this was his undershirt.


Thursday, November 10, 2011

halloween party 2011

This year Marissa and I decided to host a small Halloween party at Kevin and my apartment.


I made an pizza with 1/2 tomato sauce and 1/2 fig jam (on seperate halves - not mixed together, yuck) and topped it with mozzarella cheese, gorgonzola cheese, sauteed onion and rosemary... DELICIOUS.  I also made devil's food cupcakes with homemade cream cheese frosting... also DELICIOUS.  Alex (Marissa's bf) made his famous buffalo chicken dip, it is always a hit.  Kevin also made some jello shots... a little college throwback.

Everyone who came had such a great costume.  Marissa was a Roman Woman and I was a Hippie.


Kevin was Beastmaster.


Alex was riding his ostrich Ollie.


(Alex) Grossman was a Snow Angel and Max was a Comic Book Nerd.


Nolan was a hunter and Heather was a deer.


The party was sooo much fun!  Complete with a Moves Like Jagger dance party and some gun shooting.





On Halloween Kevin and I anxiously waited for trick-or-treaters to come by our apartment... we only had 4 families stop by... better than no families though except then we are stuck with a big bowl of candy (which I sent to work with Kevin - having candy around the apt is very dangerous for me).