26 November 2009

what I'm thankful for today:

video chat & webcams.

Happy Thanksgiving, all the way from the Pettus' in New Jersey!

is it that time again...?!

I feel like I've been watching this commercial since I was 7 years old. I don't know how long it has actually been airing, but I love it just as much now as I did years ago. I just can't believe it's already time for holiday commercials again...

24 November 2009

GOLDEN birthday!

Today is my birthday (if you haven't already figured that out from my last post) and I'm turning 24 on November 24 th! To celebrate such a fun and monumental milestone (afterall, turning the age of the date of your birthday only comes once in a lifetime!) I celebrated GOLDEN style last Saturday, for my GOLDEN birthday!

My request for all of my guests was that they don gold in some way. Most people honored that request (I cut the boys some slack; although, a few completely fulfilled the request!) and it made for some very fun pictures, and an even better birthday celebration! If only these fun times didn't come and go so darn fast!

what your birthday reveals about you

A few months ago, I was browsing through books in B&N and found this book called "What Your Birthday Reveals About You". It was some sort of astrology book that predicted your character and personality traits based on the day you were born. Although I don't believe in these kinds of sciences, I have to admit, mine was more accurate than I expected. Here's what it said about people with birthdays on November 24:

Somehow, the friendly, warm-hearted person whose birthday falls on this day manages to be honest and tactful at the same time. You tell it like it is, but you do it in a way that doesn't offend anyone. Your charming manner and aura of youthful exuberance attracts others to you. Extreme action is not your style, and your response to most situations and problems is decidedly calm and harmonious. However, despite your willingness to compromise and cooperate, you are much more likely to rely on your own judgement than someone else's.

November 24th individuals are good natured and cheerful, with a sincere concern for others. People seek you out because they like being around you. Although you are easygoing, your independent spirit keeps you from being overly influenced by outside forces. You are a born salesperson with an instinctive understanding of what's in and what's on the way out. On the creative side, you may find that you prefer working in the arts or the professions to pursuing a career in business. Many born on this date make a splash as writers or entertainers, and other find rewarding opportunities for success in law, education, or politics.

If you know me, what do you think?

18 November 2009

12 November 2009

worth it?

On this rainy and gloomy day in New York, I'm on a train to visit a client's office on Long Island. If you're from New York, you know that a trip out to Long Island requires Penn Station, Long Island Railroad, and other methods of public transportation. What one may not know is that it also includes endless fast-food and chain restaurant possibilities, as well. If you know me, you know I don't mind chain restaurants. But, there is one chain that makes Penn Station (and all the hustle and bustle it brings) totally worth it: Krispy Kreme.

Even the 250 calories for one doughnut couldn't keep me away! I think it's worth it.

09 November 2009

christmastime is coming

As much as I dread the cold weather that is fast approaching, I can get excited about the upcoming holidays! Last week I got an email in my inbox about Anthropologie's Holiday Collection, which includes hundreds of beautiful ornaments. It's tempting to not buy them all, but it does make it a little easier knowing that chances are low I'll even have a Christmas tree in my apartment this year...

05 November 2009

view from my lens: november 5

On my way home tonight I realized that the Christmas lights were back up on the trees! I remember these beautiful trees being my favorite thing from this apartment last year. I have this to look forward to every night when I come home!

who knew?

...that cafeteria and servery areas could be so cool and beautiful?! These definitely are!