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Thursday, June 30, 2005


Angelposh's Ring

Paris' Ring

Baby Bonnet

After a week of ripping out and starting over again, behold my knitting. It is now presentable, although I have no idea what stich I'm doing...I'm just following the pattern. I cannot take credit for the ribbing on the bottom. That is the work of my knitting friend who watched my mess up and rip out 10-20 times before she took it from me and just started it for me. At this pace I may be done tonight if I don't have any problems. I'll post the picture tomorrow if I do finish.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005


Ok it's been 4 years since I've actually been single...but here are a few things that I learned from the dating scene.

DON'T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT THEM (Or make sure you have them AT home)

1. A fabulous photo of yourself. We all have that photo: The one where your smile, hair, and (let's be honest) body all come together in one sexy little package, whether it's that snapshot from your hike in the Grand Canyon or that cocktail party photo where you're dressed to kill. Post that sucker at eye level on your fridge so your male guest can't help but notice it as he checks out if you have beer (see item #5). What he says: "Is that you?" What he means: "Daa-aamn, girl, you're hotter than I realized!" Keep a digital version handy so you can email it to online suitors or blind dates who want a glimpse of the goods beforehand. And never, ever throw it away -- when you're 80-something it'll serve as an instant reminder that back in the day, you were hot.
2. A pretty pair of heels. And no, they don't have to be towering stilettos, even a pair of 1-inch kitten heels will make you stride a little more confidently.
3. An Eminem CD. If all he sees is a stack of girly bands (say, the Indigo Girls, the Go-Go's, Joni Mitchell and the Bridget Jones' Diary soundtrack), he's going to panic. Balance out your collection with one CD, any CD, by Eminem and you have no idea how relieved he'll be. It shows you have an open mind and aren't easily offended -- and that's music to any man's ears.
4. A great pickup line...and a way to blow 'em off. Prepare thyself with one simple, non-cheesy icebreaker to lay on that hottie who's making his way to your area of the bar. An easy one is: "Hi. Having fun?" (Though my favorite is, "Hetero, homo or metro?") And in cases when a guy initiates contact and you're not interested, you could always say, "Sorry, I don't think the guy I'm seeing would appreciate it." Or have some fun and make pretend you don't speak English.
5. A six-pack of good bottled beer. A prepared single girl is ready to host and toast at any time.
6. Bathroom reading. What man doesn't appreciate finding interesting reading in his sweetie's bathroom?
7. A business card. After the age of 18, it's no longer cute to scrawl your first name and phone number on a napkin and hand it to a man who wants to call you.
8. Earplugs. Ah, there's nothing sweeter than a man who wants to cuddle up with you in bed for a long night's sleep. Unless-SNZZGGHGHRRJJZZZ!-he snores so loudly you can't get any sleep.
9. A straight male friend on your speed-dial. Every girl knows she needs a gay male friend she can go to for fashion advice (a personal Queer Eye for Your Closet). But when it comes to relationship advice, you need another source. While your female friends may have good intentions, if you really want to know if you should call that guy, save the guesswork and go to someone who's been there, done that.
10. A condom. You can't always count on him to have something in his back pocket -- or a 24-hour drugstore on the route home. (Your new mantra: If you don't want it to break, you buy it.)

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Brush with Fame

After I got over my (husband's) brush with fame I realized that I have indeed NEVER met anyone famous. Of course my husband, in Los Angeles for not even an hour, saw a whole lot of American Idols....alas, I have only seen Ivana Trump rushing through LAX in a pink suit when I was 7 years old. But that's it...well no I guess I'm lying. I've seen Jason Alexander, George from Sinfeld, twice in Maui and Kelsey Grammer once in Tommy Bahama in Maui. But, I never got up enough nerve to talk to them, or ask them to take a picture with me! I don't think that I actually looked directly at one for longer than 5 seconds. Something about causing a celebrity to be uncomfortable by my open mouthed stare just isn't apealing to me. My mom however is hilarious, one year in Maui she ran into Tom Arnold, approached him, grabbed his arm and said, "I saw you on TV yesterday!" Well he laughed and was very nice to my little rich, socailite mom...I think he even hugged her. I really don't know how famous people do it, to have people coming up to you all the time. That would be exahsting...of course a million dollar movie contract could fix that very fast. So I guess you take the good with the bad. I'm just happy that Carrie and Bo aren't total dicks.....yet.

Monday, June 27, 2005

American Idol

American Idol
Originally uploaded by Angelposh.

Yes that's my husband with his arm around Carrie Underwood!!!! There is Anthony Fedorov and Bo is in the back with his arms up. This was at a Hooters in LA. All of the top 12 were there, but apparently all of the other guys are not very nice.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Weight For Me

I've added to my weightloss page. I may blog here about it but is for my progress photos and other weight watcher tidbits.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

It's over

After thinking about my friend and what she said to me...and wondering if the friendship that I had with her added anything to my life, I tried one more time over AOL last night to talk to her. She said that she had nothing positive to say to me, and I said "No Kidding." I don't know what came over me but I just ended ripping off a crusty bandaid. I said "Then it's over, bye" and signed off. I thought I would be sad, but I'm more angry than aything. I'm mad that she caused me so much guilt and sadness. I'm mad that on my wedding day she complained so much that she ruined my morning. My sister had to keep her away from me because I got so upset. I'm done with her....and now I can use all the energy that I had to make her happy on my other friends and make them better friends.

Monday, June 20, 2005

I hate Mondays

Now that I got the update out of the way, I can give you the update of the weekend and my shitty Monday.

Saturday we went to the most boring graduation party was so boring I drank 5 glasses of wine just to be amused. It was bad, I couldn't walk very well.

Sunday, Father's Day, was a lot of work. It was supposed to be a small family dinner, it ended up being a party. It was fun, but I had to do all of the cooking. I still have dishes to wash in my sink! Daddy had a great time out in the garage with all of the boys. I'm glad that Kevin and I have a house's nice to be able to have my parents over and actually cook for them. It's also nice to have a guest room so that we can have friends stay over who live far away.

After that busy weekend waking up was tough...but realizing that you've left your laptop at home the moment you walk into your cube...horrifying! I borrowed an extra one because if I went home I would have stayed there....and after the "talk" I had with my boss, well I'm not going to be taking it easy for a loooooong while.

I have also chosen today to re-start Weight Watchers. So far I've eaten 19.5 points and had 4 glasses of water. (Does coffee count toward that?) However, I'm not looking forward the exersize part. I've always been a member of a gym, but I've never NEVER weighed this much. So if I mention my weight, please understand, and be NICE.