Month: December 2014

Its funny to see how the topics of my writing have changed so much since I started this blog almost a year and a half ago. I started out light and fluffy and now I think I just write about whatever the hell I’m thinking at that moment. Like right now, I’m creating a wish-list of things I want to buy myself since Christmas and my birthday are over.

I’m going to need a bigger paycheck

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Merry December 26th

So, now that Christmas is over, it looks like I’m going to have to stop eating and shopping like I’m on my way to the electric chair. That’s depressing. My parents and siblings just touched down in Tampa, Florida, where they will be spending the next 4 days lounging by the pool with my aunt, uncle and cousins. I, on the other hand, will be spending the next four days shuffling between work and random family members who all feel bad for me since I will be home alone. People find it weird that I enjoy being alone. Having the house to myself is freeing. I miss my family terribly, and coming home to an empty house at night and having to make my own dinner really sucks, especially if I have a bad day, but spending the weekend doing nothing but eating junk food, reading, and watching movies by myself is something I am definitely looking forward to. Too bad it wont be happening.

Tonight I’ll be having dinner with my boyfriend and his mother. She doesn’t like that I’ll be home alone for dinner so they are “forcing” me to come over after work. I am definitely not complaining.

Tomorrow I have errands to run, I need to buy make up brushes, have a shoe maker add pads to the bottom of my new boots so that they have better traction, get my hair cut, go to the jewelry store to find a birthday gift for a friend, and make sure the house is clean all before 6:45pm, which is when I will finally be seeing the Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies at the AMC dine in movie theater in New Jersey. I’m sure I can sneak in a couple of cookies, so at least I’ll fulfill the junk food requirement.

Sunday I plan on vegging out by watching Gilmore Girls and making room in my closet for the new boots I got from Santa until about 5ish when I’m going into Brooklyn to see my cousins for their birthday. After a little cake and coffee, I’m heading back home for a wine and cheese night with a friend. She needs a girls night and I really like wine and cheese.

Monday should be a slow work day (like today) so let’s keep our fingers crossed.

And Tuesday, my family finally comes home and I’ll have people to talk to again. My entire family has weird separation anxiety and don’t like it when one of us isn’t there. It’s calmed down since we went off to college, but my parents still aren’t huge fans of doing something unless all 6 of us are available to go. Since I started working a year and a half ago, there were a lot of things I had to miss, the main one being our trip to Florida after Christmas. We used to rotate our New Years Eve plans, sometimes we would be home and spend NYE with my mom’s family and sometimes we would spend it in Naples, Florida, the 6 of us together as a family. But now, because taking off that week has become almost impossible for me, we’ve been spending New Years with my mom’s family, and they’ve gone to Florida between Christmas and NYE for the last 2 Christmases. Being home alone for a few days never bothered me but I miss having someone to hug when I get home. My parents feel bad about leaving me there to fend for myself (even though all I really need is pasta and I’m fine) so I spend every Christmas telling them its fine and I’m ok.

So here is to the slowest work week of the year and tonight’s dinner being the only home cooked meal I’ll be eating for the next four days!

Cheers!

The Terrible Tales of a Online Shopaholic

Online shopping is the worst thing that could ever have been thought up. It feeds the lazy person’s need to shop while allowing them to do nothing. In short, it’s the best damn invention ever.

Most of my Christmas shopping was done online. I hate Christmas shopping and malls during the holiday season, and online shopping is a blessing. No more being trampled by bratty children and their rude parents because you accidentally walked into the same mall wing as Santa; no more waiting on lines that wrap around the giant store twice; no more dealing with sales associates that deal with psychopaths all day long and can’t remember how to talk to people normally (sales associates hate it THE WORST during the holidays, poor things.) Online shopping cancelled all that shit right out and lets me sit on my bed in my banana republic wine bottle boxers with matching blue oversized tshirt and get everything I need brought right to me. In one weekend, I was able to knock most of my presents out, (still needed to go to the mall and grab a Yankee candle and necklace- misery) while never having to leave the four safe, brat-less walls of my room.

So that’s all well and good, but now that I’m done Christmas shopping, you’d think I would stop online shopping… Well if you answered yes then you are very, very wrong.

It’s become such a terrible habit that yesterday, while on the bus ride home, I got an email from MyHabit.com (appropriate site name, I know,) clicked through, and ended up ordering over $100 worth of stuff on my phone… For myself. Then, once I got home, I order another $75 worth of stuff for myself. It’s become a nightmare. My bank account is crying and I need to stop.

But I’ve been told that the first step to overcoming an obstacle is admitting you have a problem, so here we go:
Hello, my name is Angela and I cannot stop online shopping for things I probably don’t need.

But lets be realistic man, I got a cashmere sweater for 40 bucks… I probably needed that one.

This week has been really annoying

So I’ve decided to look into books I want. Here is a list of books i will eventually buy myself.

  1. Women in Greek Myth by Mary R. Lefkowitz
  2. The Sweet life in Paris: Delicious Adventures in the World’s Most Glorious – and Perplexing – City by David Lebovitz
  3. Parisian Chic: A Style Guide by Ines de la Fressange by Ines de la Fressange & Sophia Gachet
  4. Man Repeller: Seeking Love. Finding Overalls by Leandra Medine
  5. Gospel According to Coco Chanel: Life Lessons from the World’s Most Elegant Woman by Karen Karbo
  6. The Artemisia Files: Artemisia Gentileschi for Feminists and Other Thinking People by Mieke Bal
  7. Legends of the Middle Ages: The Life and Legacy of Vlad the Impaler by Charles River Editors
  8. The Passion of Artemisia: A Novel by Susan Vreeland
  9. Vlad the Impaler: The Real Count Dracula (Wicked History) by Enid A. Goldberg
  10. Dracula, Prince of Many Faces: His Life and His Times by Radu R Florescu and Raymond T McNally
  11. The Winter Witch by Paula Brackston
  12. High Witch (Book 1) by Mona Hanna
  13. Green Witchcraft: Folk Magic, Fairy Lore & Herb Craft (Series but I’ll start with Book 1) by AAnn Moura
  14. Witchcraft: Theory and Practice by Ly de Angeles
  15. Vampires: The Myth, Legends and Lore by Aubrey Sherman
  16. The Line (Witching Savannah Book 1) by J.D. Horn
  17. The Romanov Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra by Helen Rappaport
  18. Dark Witch (The Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy, Book 1) by Nora Robers
  19. Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke and Bone) by Laini Taylor
  20. Pandora’s Daughters: the Role and Status of Women in Greek and Roman Antiquity (Ancient Society and History) by Eva Cantarella and Maureen B. Fant

These are just some of the newer books I’ve seen listed in no particular order that have peaked my weird reading interests… here’s to payday!

Cheers!