Friday, November 12, 2010

I got married y'all!

Haven't posted anything in a while as the five people who read this thing keep pointing out...Forgive my absence but I was off GETTING MARRIED!

It was a really great day and experience overall. I realized who my true friends and family were throughout this experience. Even though most of my friends sucked at planning the wedding, they really excelled at loving and supporting me. I'm the luckiest girl in the world and I couldn't be happier to have such a wonderful husband, parents, friends, coworkers and new in laws that I actually like! Ryan's family is da best. The best compliment I heard over and over again that night? "I fucking hate weddings but this one is the best!" I couldn't have said it better myself.

Happy couple


My friends of many years and many more to come!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Rock The Bells

I finally got to visit New York for non-work related purposes and I could not have picked a better time - Rock the Bells was taking place! When I was nine years old I discovered Snoop Doggy Dogg (now known as 'Snoop Dogg' pffft) and his Dogg Pound. I fell in love and played the album Doggystyle over and over again. To this day I can rap along to every word on every song. Getting to see this album played in its entirety was an amazing experience. I actually contemplated missing the show due to some unfortunate circumstances but I'm so glad that I went. Even my mom said I would be insane to miss Snoop! She remembers me rocking that tape until it practically broke. A Tribe Called Quest was also mind blowing. When they did Scenario (a song I blogged about earlier) and Busta Rhymes came on stage to do his legendary verse, I almost fainted. Despite having such an amazing time, I now feel a little sad and nostalgic because A) Hip Hop has taken a turn for the worse and B) I'm not nine years old anymore. Oh if I could only go back to the good 'ol days - something my nine year old self could never imagine saying!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

LIFE: random shenanigans

Jordan, Mrs.Beau Gadreau & Caitlin leaving the chocolate loft!
Babe friends at Rush's DVD release party

CK and my bif - Rush's DVD Party again

Sora and I underdressed at the oh so fancy Your Designer Friend launch party

Joey pretending to be sober at an ICFF event in Soho

DJ Willis and my sister in law at the D12 concert - Eminem was notably absent...har har har

 Laura, myself and Evan Seventeen partying in Sudbury's latest hot spot - LB's garage!

Dinner party hosted by Syd. Victoria, Romy and Beau. Interesting mix of friends that night!

Action Makes making action!

Just a regular night with Ry!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I'm getting baptized y'all!

So the man I'm about to marry comes from a Greek orthodox family. I recently spoke to the priest to ask what I had to do since I'm not Greek and we're having a big fat Greek wedding. He tells me nothing since he assumes I'm Catholic or Protestant. After finding out I was raised without any religion he proclaims in horror, "So you're nothing?! Well we definitely need to get you baptized then." So on top of planning a wedding, I now have to plan my very own baptism...Wondering what a Greek baptism entails? Here are some highlights:

EXORCISM - The first step begins with the entrance to the church. This is to show that the one being received is not yet a member of the Church. The priest calls upon the sponsor to renounce Satan and all his works from the child (that's me!). The renouncing of Satan is done facing the west, it is where the sun sets, the place where the ancient Greeks believed to be the location of Hades, the gates of Hell. Then the priest faces east, where the sun rises. He asks the godparents to accept for the child "Christ, who is the light of the world".

The priest makes the sign of the cross over the child (me again!), this is repeated often during the service. The cross is the sign of victory, this puts the devil into flight. In the ancient times, slaves were branded to show which master they belonged to. 

THE NAKED INFANT (!!!) - The child is baptized naked, as it comes from the womb of his mother, so he emerges from the womb of God - the baptismal font. The removal of the child's clothing signifies the old slough of sin which will be cast off entirely through baptism.

THE ANOINTING WITH OIL - Olive oil is blessed by the priest and applied to the child's hands, feet ears and mouth, in order to dedicate them to the service of Christ. The god parents then anoint the entire body of the child with the oil.

THE CUTTING OF HAIR - After confirming the child, the priest cuts three locks of hair from his head. This is an expression of gratitude for receiving God's blessings in baptism and confirmation.

THE RELIGIOUS DANCE - A procession around the baptism font by the priest and godparent holding the child is believed to be a reflection of the celebration of angels dancing and expressing their joy that a new soul has been registered in the Book of Souls.

OMG, pray for me people. Pray that they will make some exceptions for this poor atheist who is only doing this song and dance so she can marry the love of her life. Pray that they won't make me get naked or make my in laws rub me down with oil and cut off my hair!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Gonna run this town tonight

For some reason, I am addicted to really bad shows like the hills and the city. I am embarrassed to admit how sad I was to see the hills end, but there is light at the end of the tunnel and that light is the skinNY!!! It's, "the story of Rachel and Joanna, two wildly self-confident girls from Orlando who move to New York to work in PR and "run this town." They dress like it's 2004, believe they can have any guy they want, and listen almost exclusively to Fergie." Oh yeah, it's produced by Nick Gallo from The Onion so you know it's going to be good!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

I Blame Coco

It's no secret that musicians love boinking models, so it should come as no surprise when they have beautiful daughters who go on to become...models. It's a vicious cycle. To name a few there is Amber Le Bon, Lily Collins, Daisy Lowe, Zoe Kravitz, Chelsea Tyler and of course, Georgia May Jagger. Recently, Sting's daughter Coco Summers has caught my attention. Yes, she's followed the typical model/actress route but more recently she's following in her daddy's footsteps. I kinda like her!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Summer Jam!

A) Fuck you Katy Perry and B) I know I blog about Q-Tip wayyyy too much. Shut up and watch this shit.