Although I probably shouldn’t admit this something I really miss about living in the Northeast is shoveling the driveway. Solid family bonding time, good workout, and snowballs end up flying. Plus you get to spend time out in the snow. I think I’m mastering the art.
Smile Friday After what has been a totally low-key vacation at home, I could not have been more excited to meet up with a few of my college girlfriends for a night out on the town. I did however have a few enlightening moments as a result: There are an abundance of scaly caps in Boston There’s a wealth of gentlemen named Timmy, Billy, Mikey, Stevey, Ricky, ect. I do not bounce back like...
It’s a funny thing about comin’ home. Looks the same, smells the...– B. Button
GPOYW: Training for 5k in a blizzard edition
I always look forward to walking into the house at Christmas time. Mom always makes it look, and feel, and smell so festive but year after year she truly outdoes herself with the tree. While Mom cook us all a late afternoon turkey dinner, the macho men of the family watch the Disney Christmas Parade “only during football commercials!” After dinner we gather in the family room and...
To really top off my Christmas mood today my Pandora had decided to treat me to Olivia Olson’s version of All I Want For Christmas Is You. As heard in the best Christmas movie there is. Love Actually.
from this exact moment I will be touching down at Boston Logan International Airport. And will not be returning to said airport until January the second.
GPOYW: See you tomorrow edition
Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you...– Conan O’Brien (via maykicksass)
Oh my goodness I’ve actually gone and done it. I’ve signed up for my first organized 5k! I am very: excited, nervous, worried, motivated. I have never run a 5k before I do not think of myself as a ‘runner’ It is going to be very cold! Now I just need to recruit someone who loves me (wink wink Mom) to cheer me on and take pictures (for the blog obviously). Wish me...
Text from Mama: I hope you’re ready for a White Christmas YES! YES! YES! view is the back entrance of her work
My two newest celebrity crushes
Andrew Garfield & Ben Barnes Girl’s got a type ‘eh? Sidenote: I think they both might be gay. Which I have no problem with but is really telling in regards to my choice in men…le sigh.
Good thing my brother doesn’t know how to read, I mean read this blog, or else I would be revealing what I got him for Christmas. Last weekend I hit the outlets, had a ton of luck, and ended up getting some really cute digs for him. A casual plaid button up and green v-neck sweater (staples) along with a dressier oxford. I also got him a watch which was one of 685 Tumblr-inspired gifts...
Yesterday I was having an utmost craptastic day and I came home and things were instantly turned around when I saw this guy smiling at me from my doorstep (no seriously the box had a big smile on it) My Tumblr Eat Up came! Thank you so so so much Michele for all the goods. They are AMAZING! I am the lucky recipient of shortbread cookies, peppermint brownies, and bourbon balls! Plus she...
Smile Friday: The Patriots won the Superbowl Edition
THE SOCIAL NETWORK, directed by David Fincher (2010) ‘You better lawyer up, asshole. ‘Cause I’m not just coming back for 30%. I’m coming back for everything.’ This was hands down my favorite movie this year. I’ve seen it three times. If it doesn’t win Best Picture at the Oscars I will be upset. After seeing it for the first time I spent approximately 13 hours Googling Mark...
12 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About The Movie... →
This is amazing. Also, Merry Christmas! (via:angrygirlfrienddiaries)
GPOYW: Faux sweat sports bra edition
today i'm loving...
Landlord called to tell me three naval officers moved in next door (chick knows me so well) Hot yoga tonight Returned fiscally irresponsible watch I bought for myself (tis the season of giving Joanna) Found out Naked Pizza lets you play with iPads while you wait
I’m going to my first spin class. Someone say a prayer. Update: I survived! Peeps in the class were super nice and helpful. Also, I think I sweat off at least 13 lbs. In other news, when does sensation to your chachi return? TMI Tuesday indeed.
Apple hiring engineers to work with Verizon... →
Dancing around my office in a fit of complete joy. My blackberry is from the stone age and I’ve had an upgrade for approximately six months now, but I am steadfastly waiting for Verizon to get the iPhone. I have been foaming at the mouth for one, but honestly I could never leave Verizon. Whenever I tell people I’m waiting for a Verizon iPhone they shoot down my dreams and tell me that...
Co-worker: If I wasn’t so broke and was buying everyone I wanted to Christmas presents, I would get this for you Co-worker: I think its super cute and reminded me of you Co-worker: Merry Christmas Well this is the cutest faux Christmas present I’ve ever received!
Smile Friday: AKM Edition. I have three soul mates. They come in the form of Alana, Katelyn, and Michelle. (Alphabetical order, not preferential). All four years of college the four of us lived together and we literally became each others families. These chickadees are my rocks. Living so far away from them is unbelievably hard, but I know at some point we will all have kids playing together on...
I don’t use the Internet, but apparently you can find out everything on it,” she...– Winona Ryder — Elle Magazine (via interweber) Save Winona. (via today) Can someone please tell The Celebrities that “The Internet” is not just “What comes up when you Google your own name”? They seem to think it’s all about them. Please, someone, tell them! None of them seem to know. (via...
So we’ve already established that I love to slow dance. But more so than dancing I apparently love a good thumbs up. Whether it’s out to dinner for a friend’s birthday creepily sitting alone at the end of a bar while your friend is trying to spit game on a boat during spring break right before a round of ride the bus on the way home from a Pearl Jam concert ...
Can I toot my own horn for a minute?
Tonight at the gym I ran a 5k. Legit I (yes me) ran a 5k. Never, in my 24 years of existence, has my chubby ass ran more than a mile. In other news, I haven’t been on Perez Hilton in three months. Thursday FTW!
today i'm loving...
Going to my new favorite sushi spot for lunch Having co-workers who I not only love, but make me feel very un-crazy Rediscovering the 98 Degrees Christmas album
15 Days 'Til Christmas
Ah, Tumblr has been having mild panic attacks and I’ve missed days - sorry guys! Tim Riggins Riggins legitimately restores my faith in humanity. That is all.
Anonymous asked: Do you like bourbon?
This sounds really really creeporific, I realize. Especially coming from an Anon.
This sounds really really creeporific, I realize. Especially coming from an Anon.
GPOYW: Caught stuffing a stocking 2009 edition
Dad: Hello? Jo: Hi Dad. Dad: What? Jo: What’s wrong? Dad: Glee is on. What do you want?
Edwards Twitter shows support
mhandy1: The word cloud of tweets around the subject… Twitter can at times help restore faith in compassion…
Another thing that happened this weekend was baking for my Tumblr Eat Up* buddy! Who says gluten free can’t be amazing? These Nirvana Bars, which are one egg shy of being vegan, are currently sitting in first class on their way to Kentucky, along with some homemade vegan “Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups”. Let’s just say I was glad to get them out of the house and...
On Saturday night the roommates and I put on an incredible Christmas playlist and decorated the house. It ended up turning out super cute and every time I walk down the stairs I forget we have a real life tree and squeal with delight. Even when its 72 degrees outside there can never be too much holiday spirit I say!
You can't teach and old dog...
Dad: I just tried to set up an American Express account online so I can see the stuff in the rewards points catalog.
Dad: (Annoyed) Apparently it's only online now.
Joanna: 21st century, welcome to it.
Dad: So I go through all the steps. It takes me about 20 minutes. Why do they need to know my mom's maiden name?
Joanna: It's just for security purposes.
Dad: So anyways, after all of that I get to the end and it asks for an email address.
Dad: And I put 'None'.
Dad: And it told me I was rejected.
Joanna: (near dying of laughter) You have to have an email address in order to set up any online account.
Dad: That is ridiculous. Give me your email address. I'm just going to use yours.
22 Days 'Til Christmas
I am easily influenceable It doesn’t mean I’m a pushover! I’m willing to try anything once. Especially if I think it will have a positive effect (or affect? Mom, help.) on my well-being. Subjects include: veganism, acupuncture, morning affirmations, castor oil, sleeping with a heating pad, gluten free and epilady-ing.
Smile Friday: Meet Jen and Lauren Edition For the past 26 months the three of us have been one little happy West Coast family. Meet Lauren. Lauren is one of the funniest people I have met in my entire life. I’ve almost (read: more than once) wet my pants in her presence. I’ve known her since the first grade and I can honestly say she is as loyal as loyal comes. And Jen. Jen...
I have to buy a new book every time I go to an airport*. Weird quirk number 652. This is my latest acquisition: I very much judge a book by it’s cover, or in this case its back cover, and here’s what it said: We don’t want to tell you WHAT HAPPENS in this book. It is a truly SPECIAL STORY and we don’t want to spoil it. NEVERTHELESS, you need to know Enough to buy it, so we...
23 Days 'Til Christmas
If you’re new here, this is happening. Yoga Yoga is something that I’ve only just discovered since moving to California. I’ve always anxiety issues and yoga is absolutely a front runner for helping me deal. I cannot say enough amazing things about my particular studio, Core Power Yoga. It’s a hot style, with the rooms ranging from 90 to 105 degrees and the...
It takes 32 glasses of water to flush the acid...
I love to slow dance. Not the kind of, ‘We’re at a wedding waiting for the cake to be cut, let’s use proper social etiquette’ but more the kind of, ‘I understand we are in line at Pinkberry but Someone Like You (Van version) is playing, I mean we can’t not.’ I absolutely love it. And I’m actually not half bad either, although I do tend to lead. But...
24 Days 'Til Christmas
To say that Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year is a total understatement. The feeling in the air and all around is just so magical. To spice up the blog with some holiday spirit I’m going to post something that I’m appreciative of each day until Christmas. First up: My Mama My mom is my biggest cheerleader in any and everything I do. She has a million other...
GPOYW: Fashionable sailor snowman edition.