Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Feast of San Gennaro

I recently went to the Feast of San Gennaro in Little Italy in NYC. If you are not from the NY area then I should explain that the Feast is an 11 day street fair held every year in honor of the Patron Saint San Gennaro where they have vendors selling everything from Sausage and pepper to seafood to pastries. If you are not from the area but are planning a trip the the city then try and schedule it around the feast so you can enjoy it...if you ARE from the NY area and have never been there, then shame on you haha... The pictures below are some of the food we had and the sights we saw. FYI the food shown was not all consumed by fact one of the guys ate 14 different items...(i dont even know how he ate it all :) ..I hope you enjoy it!!!!

Sausage and peppers...yum :)

roasted corn


im a crossing haha

my beer :)

Angelos Clams

micheles Raspberry torte

We saw Big Pussy from the Sopranos and he was yelling at me ..."hey heres a nice Italian girl" (he was joking since I am very Irish looking with redhair haha)

put angelo to work since we ran out of money hahaha

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

TUES 10/25

happy tuesday everyone. despite a busy night planned i have decided to go out and enjoy what I am thinkin will be the last few nice days left of fall. My friend deb informed me earlier that they are predicting snow for sunday night and even if its just flakes ,it still sends shivers up my spine. I hate the S word haha.... so I am putting on my hiking shoes and heading up to my favorite hiking spot called Seven Lakes Drive. Perfect mix of tranquility and is better than a prescription of prozac for clearing my mind and helping me work through things. so this is exactly what the dr is ordering today :) THEN later its fun time with friends :) HAPPPPPPY TUESSSSSDAY

Monday, October 24, 2011

Safe Haven


The topic this week in the GBE(Group Blogging Experience) is about Safe Haven. I blush to say that my first choice for my Safe Haven was my bed since that is where I go when things are not going so great. My bed is a cozy, warm, safe haven where I go to try and escape the outside world and find some serenity. But as I thought more about it, my Bed was not as much a safe haven as it was just a temporary escape. So after careful consideration I have decided that my best friend deserved the first place position as my Safe Haven. She really is. We have been friends since I was 15. She is really no long just a friend but she is my sister, my family, the mother to 'niece' and 'nephew', a therapist, a partner in crime, my source of amusement, and (as we joke around about) my life partner haha. We say that we will be two old ladies sitting on a porch long after our men have died (both due to mysterious circumstances but that is a tale for another time haha) and we will be together till the end. She is the owner of the shoulder that i cry on ,the arms that comforts me in my dark days,the ears that listen to my nonsense (a lot lately) and the mouth that gives me the best advice ever (ESPECIALLY this weekend!!) She is truly my Safe haven in my storms. The beaming lighthouse in dark night and rough Seas. I know that during the even the most wicked storm or calm seas she will always there for me. I hope that she would say the same thing about me. I hope I can be half the friend that she is to me because she deserves it! Love ya Kellie :)

ps the below pic was taken when we were about 18 opps i mean 21 (wink wink)..she was in the middle of yelling at me and a friend to stop dancing crazy on the chairs because we were drunk and we were gonna fall...She is always looking out for me hahaha

Help I'm steppin' into the Twilight Zone
Place is a madhouse
Feels like being cloned
My beacons been moved
Under moon and star
Where am I to go Now that I've gone too far

All i need is a fast car and a open highway and i would be in heaven right now

Happy Bday Chuck...I hope you have a awesome day dum dum ;) Cant wait to celebrate this week !!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Bold what applies to you

Bold what applies to you.

I am shorter than 5’4.
I think I’m ugly sometimes.
I tan easily.
I have a bad memory.
I wish my hair was a different color.
I have friends who have never seen my natural hair color.
I have/had braces.
I wear glasses.
I would get plastic surgery if it were 100% safe, free of cost, and scar-free.
I’ve been told I’m attractive by a complete stranger.
I have more than 2 piercings.
I have piercing in places besides my ears.
I have freckles.
I’ve been kicked out of the house.
I have a sibling less than six year old.
I want to have kids someday.
I’m in school.
I have a job.
I’ve fallen asleep at work/school.

I drift off a lot.
I have big dreams.
I’ve slipped out a “lol” in a spoken conversation.
Disney movies still make me cry.
I’ve laughed so hard I’ve cried.
I think of stupid things to do.
I was born with a disease/impairment.
I’ve gotten stitches/staples.
I’ve broken a bone.
I’ve had my tonsils removed.
I’ve sat in a doctor’s office/emergency room with a friend.
I have been in an ambulance 
I’ve gotten a ride with someone I don’t know.
I’ve been on a plane.
I’ve wished on a shooting star.

I’ve seen a meteor shower.
I’ve gone out in public in my pajamas.
I’ve been to a casino.
I’ve been skydiving.
I’ve pushed all the buttons on an elevator.

I’ve gone skinny dipping.
I’ve drank a whole gallon of milk in one hour.
I’ve had dry rum shots.
I’ve been skiing.
I’ve been in a play.
I’ve caught a snowflake on my tongue.
I’ve seen the Northern lights.
I’ve sat on a roof top at night.
I’ve played chicken fight.
I’ve played a prank on someone.
I’ve ridden in a taxi.
People have only liked me cause of my looks.
I’ve been used a lot.
I’ve gone on a blind date.
I’ve used someone else.

I’ve broken someone’s heart.
I miss someone right now.
I know someone who has committed suicide.
I have a fear of abandonment.
I’ve told someone I loved them when I didn’t.
I’ve told someone I didn’t love them when I did.
I’ve had a crush on a teacher.
I am a cuddler.
I’ve kissed a boy.
I’ve kissed a girl.
I’ve kissed more than one girl.
I’ve been kissed in the rain.
I’ve hugged a stranger.
I have kissed a stranger.
I’ve been called a slut.
I’ve done something I promised someone else I wouldn’t.
I’ve done something I promised myself I wouldn’t.
I’ve snuck out of my house.
I am keeping a secret from the world.
I’ve cheated on a test.
I’ve been suspended from school.
I’ve witnessed a crime.

I’ve had people who wanted to bash me.
I’ve been arrested.
I’ve helped a friend who has passed out from alcohol.
I regularly smoke cigarettes.
I’ve tried smoking cigarettes.
I’ve taken painkillers when I didn’t need them.
I’ve eaten shrooms.
I’ve popped E.
I’ve inhaled Nitrous.
I’ve done hard drugs.
I can swallow about 5 pills at a time no problem.
I have at one stage in my life been diagnosed with depression.
I have been diagnosed with one or more anxiety disorder.
I shut others out when I’m depressed.
I take anti-depressants.
I’ve slept an entire day when I didn’t need it.
I’ve hurt myself on purpose.

I’ve woken up crying.
I’m afraid of dying.
I hate funerals.
I miss someone who I know isn’t coming back.
I’ve seen someone dying.
Someone close to me has committed suicide.
I’ve planned my own suicide.
I’ve attempted suicide.
I’ve written a eulogy for myself.
I own an iPod or MP3 player.
I own a Wii, Xbox, ect
I regret a lot of things I’ve done in my lifetime
I love someone right now 
Im going to marry that person
I am going to be ok 

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

I love this....sometimes im the dog and sometimes im the lamb....

blessings of the Animals

Recently we attended a Blessing of the Animals at a local church in celebration of the Feats of St Francis of Assisi. St Francis of Assisi is the Patron saint of Animals, Birds and environmentalists. He was also a promoter of Peace, Simplicity and Harmony. On or around Oct 4ths every year, some churches will have Blessings of Animals in honor of St Francis. These are some pictures of my puppy at the Blessing! (he is a little devil so I figured it couldnt hurt to take him haha)

teddy in the grass before the blessing

pumpkins dotting the church lawn


monsieur saying prayers over the animals

teddy is not paying attention

relaxing after his blessing

ps the blessings did really help..he's still a little devil hahaha

Monday, October 10, 2011


You are the moon in my sky....The moon to light my dark my way...your light leading me home...till im safe and sound where i your arms...