Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween :)

Happy Halloween! I can hardly believe it is that time of year! Tonight I am in my pjs after a quick run at the park-it was beautiful out-until the end when I was sweaty and chilly! I feel bad not answering for the trick or treaters but we have no candy, so it would be a waste for them too. I was planning on working on my paper but somehow that never happened!
Friday night was lots of fun-the girls and I went out for the Kristens birthdays downtown-we had a lot of silly fun-glow sticks are always a good time. Also I love to go out dancing and never seem to get to do it enough. The only sad part of the evening is my adorable blazer got left behind :( i wouldnt care so much but it was pretty expensive. Fortunaly I have gotten to wear it a few times since I bought it!

Saturday the ridiculous snowstorm came. I still cant really believe that it snowed in October-especially that much. It seemed like everyone lost power. I went to my friends house with the boyfriend and a friend of his. We braved the snowy roads to make it to a halloween party at a bar. It was fun-the music selection wasnt my personal favorite but the company was great. The boyfriend and I were characters from Grease and for finding a costume in the darkness of my house I think we did awesome! I can be a fairy next year instead!

We also found this creepy decoration in the upstairs of the bar--Kristen liked him a little too much.
I did not feel the same way about the creepy creature. 

Overall it was a terrific halloween.Even with all the crazy weather we had a wonderful time. It was also fun to dress up for work today-even if I was only there for a very short time. 
Happy Halloween-

"Eat, Drink, and Be Scary."

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Fall Foods

Lately it seems like there are all kinds of delicious fall foods everywhere. My favorite is always the Gobbler sandwich from wawa-it is ridciulous and messy but oh so good! So far they havent had it this year, and I have been very dissapointed with each trip. Recently I saw a billboard advertising Primo Hoagies new sandwich the Pilgrim. I finally got around to having it and wow-yum!
It has delicious turkey and just the right amount of mayo. Then they put delicous cranberry sauce and stuffing on top. Not to mention the crazy yummy roll that holds it all together. It was a great lunch! Next time I think I would leave it in the toaster over for a while, the stuffing would have been better warmed up-but it was still crazy good! 

Another one of my fall faves is the caramel apple-but on a recent trip to the dollar store for -glowsticks (for a birthday celebration this weekend-woo!) i stumbled across something else I love-caramel apple lollipops! 
I like to keep them in my fancy candy dish on my desk-haha sometimes I'm nervous that if I had a home it would look like a child decorated it...also that candycane is from last year, I didnt have any caramel apple lollipops leftover from last year!
Just be careful when eating them-the caramel around the outside is super sticky and may cause you teeth stick together. Also you should probably brush your teeth realllllllly good after! That reminds me, I finally have dental insurance, I should prob hurry up and make an appointment!
I finally was able to meet up with my dad today and I stopped to get us some lunch at Jamie Hollander-its a great little sandwich/cafe kind of place in new hope. They are always super busy and so tasty! I got a veggie burger-theres is falling apart and held together mostly by the guacamole they lather it up in--so so good! 
My favorite thing at Jamie Hollander would have to be the Key Lime Tarts-they make mini ones that are the perfect size and the most delicious key lime taste!
Well that was a lot of food information-i think I am hungry again! I am also currently rocking out to maroon 5-sometimes i forget how much I love all of their albums! 
Til next time--

"It's not always rainbows and butterflies, it's compromise that moves us along"

tap on my window, knock on my door i want to make you feel beautiful..."-Maroon 5-She Will Be Loved

Monday, October 24, 2011

Busy Bee

This weekend was a great one, and also one that I didnt have time to slow down and relax. It was a long day at work on friday. On Saturday it was my cousin's baby shower. It was a lot of fun to see family and all the cute baby clothes. Seriously though everyone I know is having a boy, I would really just like to buy some sparkly clothes and tutus, but I think it would be better if I wait for someone to have a girl before I do that! ;)
After the shower I went back to college for the night for homecoming. I had to park in a field down by the game and I decided just to pull in since it was after half time at this point. Well somehow I ended up on a small, but very steep hill. I thought my car was going to flip over (I still dont think i overreacted, it was super scary) Fortuantly when I got out there was a nice couple nearby who helped me steer my car off the scary hill. It was a very weird experience. I also kind of freaked out driving across a bridge the other day. I had a weird feeling like I was never going to stop going up. I am still not sure about that one.
Once I got into the game it was fun to watch with friends. My friend's little brother is on the team so after the game we hung out a tailgated w her dad and grandmom while we waited for him to come out. We also got to eat lots of delicious foods!
It was fun but also very chillly!

Then we went back to my friend's apartment to hang out until it was time to go out to the bars. Once we made it out it was crazy crowded, and definitely felt like we were in college again-except that everyone looked way younger than us haha We had a lot of fun dancing and singing until it was time to go home. We even ran into a few friends who were also up to visit!
Also we got honey mustard chicken pizza at the end of the night. That might be my favorite part of being back in college-at least at the end of the night when I feel starving haha 
On Sunday we went dress shopping with another friend so I had a quick trip home and met her at the dress store. She tried on so many beautiful gowns and looked gorgeous in all of them. We had a lot of fun picking out dresses and seeing how they looked on her. It didnt sound like she found "the dress" that day but got some ideas on what she liked. It was fun to hang out with her and her family, we had a nice time shopping. Also I think we found the bridesmaid dresses, she wants them in black and they have pockets! 
After a quick lunch at Panera Bread I had to head over to work. It wasnt too busy of a night, I got stuck waiting around for dishes to come out a the dishroom. I was exhausted and it felt like such a waste of time. Everntually I got out of there and crashed into bed! Time to head out for a run now, my legs are a bit achy and its chilly outside--hopefully I make it! 

“When you're young, your whole life is about the pursuit of fun. Then, you grow up and learn to be cautious. You could break a bone or a heart. You look before you leap and sometimes you don't leap at all because there's not always someone there to catch you. And in life, there's no safety net. When did it stop being fun and start being scary?”--Sex and the City 

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Happy Thoughts

Today was a good day. I subbed in special ed and it was a super day. The kids were great and got to know a bunch of nice teachers. It is definitely a school I hope to go back to soon. I had work at night too and also managed to get some chores done as well. Overall a super productive day-which is especially surprising since Joe and I were up pretty late last night after we had a delicious dinner and some beers at a fun bar close to the city. I have work in the restaurant all day tomorrow. Hopefully it goes by quickly--lots of fun stuff this weekend-college reunion, baby shower, and wedding dress shopping with a close friend. Super excited.
Here are some other things that give me happy thoughts:
delicious ice cream 

silly friends 

the beach-i <3 summer 

ridiculous photos

fun with friends at phillies game 

looking up at the clouds 

pumpkin beers 

center city photos 

rainbows :) 

Until next time...
"Happiness is like a butterfly;
 the more you chase it, the more it will elude you,
 but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder..."-Thoreau

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

For Real This Time

Okay, I am deciding starting today I am going to make a real effort at this. I would like to post a photo I take each day. It sounds like a small goal but it is a big deal for me now. We will see how it goes!

I ran the Atlantic City Half Marathon over the weekend in about 2 hours and 11 minutes. I am okay with this time because it was windy and I was not as well prepared as I was for the other race. We had a lovely walk back to the hotel after the race. It was a seriously gorgeous day on the beach! We stayed at Bally's in Atlantic City the second night. We were able to enjoy the beautiful indoor pool and awesome hot tubs. It was seriously so relaxing and exactly what we needed. Besides delicious hoagies from White House in AC-crazy delicious!

The Rock N Roll Half I ran in about 2 hours and 4 minutes. I would like to beat both at the Philly Half so starting tomorrow I will be hardcore into running again--wish me luck!
Joe and I after the Rock N Roll Half--

Today I met baby Kaleb. In my circle of girlfriends from high school Vicki is the first to have a baby and he is precious. I dont really know what to do with teeny babies, they mostly make me nervous but he sure it a cutie. Vick has everything together--you can tell she is a totally awesome mommy! :)
---i totally stole this photo from Vicki-seriously    he is the cutest!
Life has been crazy lately, between grad classes and waitressing plus attempting to sub I have had my days pretty planned out. Subbing has been going pretty well but I have only really been able to do it once a week so I would definitely like to start doing it more often. We will see how it goes. I definitely need to work on getting myself out there in the job market. Confidence seems to be the key so I will continue to work on that. 
Hopefully I will keep myself in check and be back tomorrow, until then--

"Growing up is never easy. You hold on to things that were. You wonder what's to come."
- The Wonder Years television show