Thursday, November 12, 2009

Ode to some good love songs

so this little write up is to discuss in small part something I have come to realize this past week. It all started when I loaded the music onto my new Itouch (aniv present from Christopher!!!). you see I put it on shuffle and realized now that it had like 8,000 times more space on it then my nano, and because I had not yet checked the "only put on music I check" option my iPod was now filled with all of this great music that I had not listened to for lack of digital space. well in this suffle I can across the song "Such Great Heights" by Postal Service, and realized I had not REALLY listened to it since Chris and I got together, and how now it resinated with me in a whole new way. Well I chalked it up to our relationship and that was that....
............until a few weeks later when I listened to "Passenger Seat" (When you feel embarrassed then i'll be your pride /When you need directions then i'll be the guide) I also had this reaction. This was again the case listening to Ben Gibbard live for NPR....the conclusion:

Ben Gibbard writes the perfect love songs. well perfect for me. I have always loved his very literal writing style and have always connected with them, but it is evident to me that being in love with all its smoushy, cheesy, sickening side effects, his music celebrates that the most and I wanted to take a little time and some blog space to celebrate some of his best love songs:

I'll be the grapes fermented,
Bottled and served with the table set in my finest suit
Like a perfect gentlemen
I'll be the fire escape that's bolted to the ancient brick
Where you will sit and contemplate your day

I'll be the waterwings that save you if you start drowning
In an open tab when your judgment's on the brink
I'll be the phonograph that plays your favorite
Albums back as you're lying there drifting off to sleep...
I'll be the platform shoes and undo what heredity's done to you...
You won't have to strain to look into my eyes
I'll be your winter coat buttoned and zipped straight to the throat
With the collar up so you won't catch a cold

I want to take you far from the cynics in this town
And kiss you on the mouth
We'll cut our bodies free from the tethers of this scene,
Start a brand new colony
Where everything will change,
We'll give ourselves new names (identities erased)
The sun will heat the grounds
Under our bare feet in this brand new colony
Everything will change, oOo oOo...
"I Will Follow You Into The Dark"

Love of mine some day you will die
But I'll be close behind
I'll follow you into the dark

No blinding light or tunnels to gates of white
Just our hands clasped so tight
Waiting for the hint of a spark
If Heaven and Hell decide
That they both are satisfied
Illuminate the NOs on their vacancy signs

If there's no one beside you
When your soul embarks
Then I'll follow you into the dark

In Catholic school as vicious as Roman rule
I got my knuckles bruised by a lady in black
And I held my tongue as she told me
"Son fear is the heart of love"
So I never went back

If Heaven and Hell decide
That they both are satisfied
Illuminate the NOs on their vacancy signs

If there's no one beside you
When your soul embarks
Then I'll follow you into the dark

You and me have seen everything to see
From Bangkok to Calgary
And the soles of your shoes are all worn down
The time for sleep is now
It's nothing to cry about
'cause we'll hold each other soon
In the blackest of rooms

If Heaven and Hell decide
That they both are satisfied
Illuminate the No's on their vacancy signs

If there's no one beside you
When your soul embarks
Then I'll follow you into the dark
Then I'll follow you into the dark
The glove compartment is inaccurately named
And everybody knows it.
So i'm proposing a swift orderly change.

Cause behind its door there's nothing to keep my fingers warm
And all i find are souvenirs from better times
Before the gleam of your taillights fading east
To find yourself a better life.

I was searching for some legal document
As the rain beat down on the hood
When i stumbled upon pictures i tried to forget
And that's how this idea was drilled into my head

Cause it's too important
To stay the way it's been

There's no blame for how our love did slowly fade
And now that it's gone it's like it wasn't there at all
And here i rest where disappointment and regret collide
Lying awake at night

There's no blame for how our love did slowly fade
And now that it's gone it's like it wasn't there at all
And here i rest where disappointment and regret collide
Lying awake at night (up all night)
When i'm lying awake at night.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

ode to shopping

Hey everyone,
I realize today that I am again posting a polyvore set, but please understand that it is like legos to me….I just want to play!!

Not much is new with me….well ok that’s a lie. I moved. I am now living with my aunt in order to save some money…fun fun. Already I am knee deep in ecstasy over the hot water.

Ok so the set….this is my ode to thebowler bag. It is hella cute and I found it today when I was dream shopping in my “post-two-hours-of tax-meltdown-15- minute rest period”. LOVE IT!!! I should add I love the whole thing. It is a perfect out on the town all day outfit, ie strolling around the city or shopping at a plaza similar to the one I work at currently….oh right I got a job too….woot.

Other then that I am busy and tired….finals in a month…ahh

Items in this set:
J Crew coat, $325
J Crew jacket, $88
GAP jeans, $70
GAP sweater, $40
Frye boots, $498

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

ten second break from Law

So Chris helping me move the other day, stumbling onto my writing journals from college has inspired me to dust off one of my interactive poems.
Brief history: inspired one day by all of those myspace questionnaires that were floating around, I wrote one day (I think around jr. year) a questionnaire that could be used to write a poem. The concept for me was that the list itself is the poem and that it forces the reader to interact with it, creating something unique to each reader, making it both personal to the reader and myself (ie, I dictate your poem but it is subject to the interpretation of the person reading). Here is one of my poems as well as my response to it (below. An interesting note is that in addition to every person reading the poem differently, it is different with every day too:

Super list poem
List two books you’ve read in the last month
List two singers by last name
List an article you read in the paper (can be an illusion to the subject)
Name a Johnny Depp film
Name a Cillian Murphy film
Name a foreign film
The last place you had an alcoholic beverage
What is your favorite word
Your favorite color, book, film today
A song title (as in the song that just got stuck in your head as soon as you read this line)
What is your favorite curse word and why
Add punctuation, prepositions and conjunctions

Cases and Materials on Patent Law and Johnny the Homicidal maniac
Ma Ross
Communism isn’t a bad enough word for Republicans anymore
The Man Who Cries, at the Edge of Love
Spain, the bar across the street
Disgruntled and Blue,
With Breakfast on Pluto and a Mission to Mars
Hang me up to dry, fuck,
because versatility is key.

Hurray!! That was Fun!!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

food stuffs

Ok I got bored working on Patent law so…for your viewing gastronomic pleasure….here are a few pictures of my latest culinary adventures. I’ve been taken pictures of these things do to both shameless selfish pride as well as a way to remember I made them and to add then to “the book”. If I had been prepared to put this online I would have added a picture of the book, which is titled “food porn” and has a suggestive picture of a large pair or lips eating a is me after all

From the top:
1. this is roast chicken which I stuffed with two limes. Chris loved it, and especially liked how I spiced the skin, which because I am M F ing awesome was crispy as a chip
2. This is a warm potato, soy bean, arugula salad with balsamic vinaigrette..nom
3. This is steak pasta salad with spinach. A Giada recipe, in this serving with whole wheat pasta, and the steak is rubbed with herb de province, garlic, and the dressing is a mustard vinaigrette similar to the kind my dad makes. Marilou and I made this one and it was very very good..though I may justrub herb de province on all my steak now cause DAMN
4. this is my ambitious sushi dinner. The picture is poor but your looking at salmon, veggie, and sweet potato tempura sushi rolls, cha su bow, tempura (green beans were ok, onion and sweet potato life changing) edemmame, wine…yeah it was awesome and for considerably less an investment by all my guests then a night out for the same spread
5. chicken again….apparently I liked it because I accidentally put it on here twice and am not tech savvy enough to figure out where its line of code ends and the next begins to erase it.
6. this was a blackbean corn dip I made in my mini le creuset dish that I loved and made up the recipe for the purpose of using it. (it was black beans, tough of cheese on top, red pepper flakes, corn…etc) and home made tortilla chip. not too bad though I feel it needs a little more umph

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

fall has fallen

I am knee deep in fall ladies and gentlemen, and I love it.
The leaves are changing, the temperature is pleasant, the fashions I love are in full swing. Alexandra has 20+ happiness points.
These are the things that make me really happy:
1. it’s boots time. this is good for many reasons, primarily I am obsessed with boots. They are one of the few things that never ever ever go out of style (though there are particular boots that come and go). They keep my legs warm, they are comfortable, they look sharp and most importantly they make me look hot!!
2. Apples: so far your humble author has already bought a half a peck of orchard fresh apples with which she has made a slamming pie and hot apple cider. This was just to start humble reader, I also plan on a puff pastry apple tart, baked apple, and apple salad, with walnut, blue cheese and awesome. Plus they taste good on their own
3. As I probably eluded to above, I am a cooking fiend. Now that I can turn on my oven without cooking myself in my apartment that is similar in size to an actual oven, I am cooking like I just learned how. So far on my roster of culinary feats is a whole Asian themed dinner (in which I made the sushi and tempura), steak au poivre, apple pie, jam…to name a few. Thursday my new adventure is a roast chicken (I have made this before but it is soooo tasty) deciding now it it will have a classic seasoning, or if I will make my lemon chicken with balsamic onions.
4. I can have people over without them choking in the heat. My sushi dinner was quite good. We have wine, salmon, veggie and sweet potato tempura sushi, tempura (pepper, green bean (not my favorite) onion (awesome) and sweet potato) edemmame (peanuts) and cha sue bow (sp)thanks to chris. It was FABULOUS

In other notes: I am heading to Philadelphia in three days, not only to see if it really is always sunny but to visit my friend Kate. I haven’t seen her in some time and I am very excited. On the itinerary: have a real phillie cheese, see some museums and go out and have fun.

In other news, this Monday Chris and I are celebrating our one year anniversary…gasp. I am thrilled! He is the one. and I am thrilled! Now I’m not sentimental; ask anyone. I am cynical, and angry, and at times rude to those who ramble about love like it had the same effects of LSD because I believe such sentiments are unlikely to do anything but disappoint (see romantic comedies are ruining the world, at the bottom of the page). And I was not proved wrong. I have met someone who compliments me in every way, makes me feel good when I’m sad, hurts me when we fight, will fight anyone else for me and who I have full and total faith in.. He knows how to make me smile, he knows how to make me laugh and when we are together I am free to be more myself then I ever thought I could. So eat it romantic comedies, real love is more beautiful and more worth celebrating

RD of article I felt like writting

Romantic Comedies are Ruining the World:
By Alexandra
Cinema enlightens us. Like great works of literature, music and national geographic before us, they allow us to experience aspects of life we would normally be unable to experience. But there is a dark side. And that dark side is the romantic comedy. Giving us unrealistic portrayals of love and life, making us see the merit in personalities that are detestable and leading to rejects of love through misinformation of its true forms, they are tearing apart the beauty of modern romance.
Love is as important an aspect of the human experience as easting, sleeping and paying taxes. It is one of the traits of man we feel makes us unique. But let us look at the typical romantic comedy and its attempt to depict this evolution. To Romantic comedies the evolution of love follows a story arch that suggests more pain and humiliation then any human should be meant to endure. Take they typical story arch:
Boy meets girl, boy and girl are happy together, some unfortunate event tares the apart (premising scheme revealed, etc) boy then goes to an extreme length to get her back subjecting himself to humiliation and pain. (ex: 10 things I hate about you, say anything (phil Collins)
The message is clear, if you want someone to love you and you are a women, they have to endure a gauntlet on some kind to deserve this affection. And if you are a man, you don’t have a chance of attaining love unless you are willing to take on such a trial. In what is a rehashed fairytale princess premise, we fulfill a girls childhood fantasy of being rescued from a tower, years after her maturity when such a puerile desire should have been outgrown. Rather then furnish any idea of merit in attaining your desires at your own hand, we are asking the modern women to bypass her own initiative and reward their potential mates for their affection with a slew of near impossible obstacles. Why punish someone for liking you? why is worthiness in need of proof? And is this an accurate test? Such behavior discourages the affection our cinematic counterparts would want us to believe it furnishes, the result detrimental.
In addition to these unrealistic hurdles, romantic comedies also want us to “fall in love” with people that are repugnant. Take an example to this point. See any romantic comedy staring Meg Ryan and you will see this female character: flightily, unreliable, prone to outbursts of mania, jealous, irrational. And all of these traits are meant to be viewed as charming, when in fact the real world counterpart is just annoying. I venture to say that no truly desirable women has ever been presented in film in any other capacity then the girl you leave at the alter for Meg Ryan despite that fact that she is dependable, nice, and financially secure. In this cinematic move to demonstrate that you need excitement and that breading and other seemingly innocuous traits don’t really matter, two things are accomplished. One is that truly desirable traits are downplayed as boring, setting up the assumption that in real life they are worthless as well despite the fact that they lay the groundwork for successful interpersonal relationships. And second, in some instances they seem to wage war on the desirability of head strong grounded women, who tend to be left behind for their more flightly co-stars.
And lastly, the romantic comedy seems to present love as an enigmatic force that changes lives, is worth fighting for, worth dying for etc etc. however, there are minimal depictions of relationships that are simply satisfying. In fact these relationships seem to be an example of distaste in the romantic comedy, the kind of relationship to be avoided. End message, you are not supposed to relax in relationships. Calm = not fun =bad.
So why the open hatred. Because I feel women of the world are suffering from the images that these films present. The so called “chick flick” is actually portraying an interest contrary to the one that should be in our consciousness. And it manifests itself regularly. Women who want the fairy tale are focusing too hard on making a Dawson’s creek life for themselves, and are of the mind that the scenario presented in most romantic comedies is what they should want, or worse, expect. Movies are were we turn to experience what we don’t know, or live a life that is not ours. We look to the movies for guidance, and these films should respond by making real love in film accessible to the youth of the world so they don’t spend years of their life laboring over a false pretense or worse, in relationships dealing with relationships that fit the requirements of a ficticious ideal.

Bypass these failures and check out these films instead:
Metaphoric portrayal of the nuance of interpersonal relations see Secretary
For a film about the power of love overcoming pain see Cherry (it is nauseatingly cute but well worth it’s candy coating)
For a film about your first love see Welcome to the Dollhouse (your first loves reality in all its pimpled dork srunchie wearing glory)
For a film that depicts finding love in unlikely places see Reality Bites (just don’t look hard at the wardrobe …it was the 90’s)
For a film that shows love that is good despite its flaws Eternal Sunshine f the Spotless Mind
For a film that follows the common RC plot line and is still successful Garden State.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

new life in a season where everything dies

Ok there is good news:
- first of all I just received a coupon for feng and/or Ginza restaurants for my anniversary. I get a free entrée up to $15. woot!! I think this combines all of my favorite things it the world:
o sushi
o my boyfriend (as it is our anniversary that warranted this deal
o rewards cards
o rewards from said cards that don’t suck (I’m looking at you Boarders)
o things that are about me
o and free stuff
hurray for Ginza!!!!
- ok two: I have just learned, with glee, that Fall 2009 Runway shows, upon a careful review by me (meaning I looked up a synopsis online) has just lead me to the stunning conclusion that because both cropped jackets and collarless jackets are in for fall I can re-use ne of my few trendy purchases ever (a brown velvet(ish) cropped collarless coat. It was one of those shapeless kinds that were big like two years ago and I got it because at the time I had a lot of disposable income and a need for a light jacket to get me through the warmer days of fall….keep in mind this is all before I finally got my white trench which is timeless despite the pop-away-for-no-reason-buttons. I bought it knowing that it only had a season to live (I guess it is like a mosquito of fashion) but then shablam!! Its back) here is to new life
- and finally, my back is better after a sad turn of pain this past day. I felt like I was being punched in the back every time I did something. This sadly means I have to take a week off the exercise routine which is only half sad because…..well I’m taking a week of the exercise routine.

Anniversary (One year!!) is on the 28th. I am trying to get my butt to Philli to see an old friend the weekend before that!! And it’s almost apple season!!

On that note in fact I have just purchased my first bag of fresh apples and will be enjoying one this weekend. all you kids that live outside New England just don’t know what you’re missing.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

dear John

I am writing a letter:
Dear Joan Osborne,
I wish to address some issues you presented to me regarding a certain theological issue: what is God was one of us?.
Well ms. Osborne it’s like this…God created all man kind (presumably) and if this is true, as the creator of mankind, he cannot be his own creation, therefore not being “one of us” as you so inquisitively put it. In short, you can’t be your own creation ergo the major question of “what if god was one of us?’ is moot..

So thanks for getting it stuck in my head today you fake nose ring wearing, 90’s throwback philosophical hack bag

Kindest regards Alexandra

Another letter pending:

Dear Microwave,
I have a problem that I believe we should address. I am not sure what has happened in our past to warrant such behavior but I would like to know why you insist on burning all of my popcorn. Did the popcorn do something to offend you? Is the popcorn Racist? Sexist? Republican?
Please respond at your closest convenience as I am quite perturbed by the situation we are in

Friday, August 7, 2009

I dig Veggies!!!

Ok So on the cool things Alexandra has found front, I just became a fan of Alex and Ani and their clever but not really “hippie” eco-friendly fashion. It’s so nice to see designers in all facets of fashion rejecting this eco-friendly is for hippies look and making cutting edge style that someone with a more preppie-tastic sense of style like myself.
(see also Leanne from Project Runway:
I have always thought it was unfair that just because I am a bit preppie in style I would then have to give up all of my hippie sensibilities. This leads me to two important things I think need discussing:
1. thank heaven for eco-friendly chic: Ever since eco-friendly, non-carbon footprint-leaving sensibilities have become vogue we have seen many designers, magazines etc, starting to enjoy the world of sustainable fabrics, metals and issue-free gems. And I begs the question, why did it even take so long. I suppose it’s a testament to the power of media and popular culture. I don’t know that the link is so cut and dry but if I have to guess there is a fair amount of evidence to support the idea that
a population faced with the repercussions of its own dependence on oil and non-sustainable items
films like Blood Diamond (Gems), what happened to the Electric Car, An Inconvenient Truth (Environment), and dare we say The Lorax (your time has come Suess)
a culture with more vested interest in buying smart.
All we need now is more supportive films, tv and popular reading, especially to support the idea that buying green is accessible to the masses. (ie, not only Yuppies buy green…everyone benefits)
2. are we what we wear? I wonder this because in writing this I realize that maybe a environment loving, fresh veggie eating, small business supporting, solar-powered home dream building hippie like myself shouldn’t dress like she owns a yacht. (not that I dress THAT preppie but still. It’s a slippery slope)

I’ll have to ponder this and get back to you, but I suppose my closing question is:
“If people’s first impression of you is your appearance and what you wear, is it wrong to not use this tool to inform them of the type of person you are? In other words, is a hippie in conservatives clothing dishonest?”

Thursday, July 30, 2009

diamond cutting butt cheeks

Ok so I went shopping with Kate the other day and I was a gas. Yes I said it was a gas. She had a gift certificate so we went to try on things. And since she was trying on things I thought….hey whats the harm in me tryingthings on too….you know….for moral support. Well the anser is there is a big harm. A monumental harm. Epic!!!!

I feel in love


Yes love.

With who?

With a dress. (see polyvore set)

Keep in mind that this set only allowed me to choose the dress in red, while my heart truly belongs to the one in grey/black. Not only is it a perfect dress to complement my wide shoulders but it makes me look skinny


Yes skinny.

In other news: I started that slim in 6 program. My significant other’s mother tried it and lost 4” in four weeks so I thought what the hell. Well it is hell. The kind of hell that manifests itself if your upper thigh muscles and makes you feel like the tin man pre-oilcan. But I am hopeful. And as a plus my butt muscles also hurt so I may be able, in six weeks time, to cut diamonds with my ass.

Your ass?

Yes my ass.

He and I, meanwhile have had our 10 month anniversary and while we were discussing how scary that is for us, and the terrifying prospect that we could be the “one” for each other he dropped this on me:
“I have one that will really get you”
“oh yea”
“this time five years from now we will probably be married and thinking about kids. And that’s just a little more time then it takes to complete and undergraduate degree”


and what is worse is that sounds pretty good to me


though this will mean working past our date movie dilema. apparently I am not allowed to choose date movies anymore. The first time I picked a movie called "Blackout" (I think) because Aiden Gillen was in it and I find him to be a telented and interesting actor. well about half way through a scene where he is molesting a women with his salt covered self (you know, the way you do), Chris let me know his disapproval. This was not any better when we watched Donkey Punch at my suggestion. while the movie was fantastic, it was not really as sexy as it sounded to be suitable for a stay in movie night. suffice to say I am temporarily banned from movie night selections.

Other then that life is pretty plain. I have a slew of exciting things lined up for the weekend which I am excited about. I am going to hit W. Hartford with Kate, always a good time. and then it is off to south Norwalk for the SoNo art festival. I cannot wait.

Well I suppose that is all for now

(PS. by all means go check out Donkey Punch it was actually quite good)

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Dear blog…..I’m trying to stop this never posting to you because that is not what friends do.

So today…what do I have to report?
- the gym was closed. Grrr. This makes working out a touch harder as I can not get on the elliptical, I don’t have the motivation to hit my goals by just running, and now I’m feeling lazy and have to work up the energy to do pilates.
- On the plus side I think the work is finally working
- Had breakfast with the boyfriend….dennys….grand slam. Maybe a backwards step. but such a tasty one
- Crashed his meeting with his E-board last night…well I was asked so technically it wasn’t crashing. But I have high hopes for them for the following reasons: 1. they are all boys reducing the average drama factor by at least 30%..2. they have a very unified, lets go make magic attitude and 3. we all went drinking after the meeting. Yes it will be a good year.
- I hate dumb people. Some 79 year old ass bag honked at me for not taking a right turn on a corner with a light and a no turn on red sign. Yeah….this has been my day. PS. People in Springfield mass drive like they have no will to live.
- I like pie…..I should make some
- I did a very girl thing and picked out my wedding dress.....see's shameful but the dress is sooooooo cute...thinking of making a wedding dress box to save my pennies in. It's a vera wang so it will take a lot of pennies

Ok I think that is all for now. tty soon blog!!!

XOXO…..gossip girl

Friday, July 17, 2009

Black card dream shopping

Ok so I haven’t written in a while and this will not be an entry to remember but I am writing to post yet another polyvore set, this time with important self estem reasons. I have recently put on god awful amounts of weight and this polywore set will help keep me motivated at the gym. Why?

Well for one: I am more then kindof obsessed with the 70’s look seen here. My mom rocked it in the 70’s early 80’s and I have taken many a fashion queue from it.

Another: this very cute outfit will not fit my fat tummy (thanks again for mom for giving me the “I only gain weight in the belly like a beer drinking old man” gene…yeah thanks for that)

So: if I fall in love with an outfit as cute as this I can dream about myself rocking it while I both literally and proverbially break my ass on the elliptical….wish me luck

And take note of the side outfit where I quite garishly allow myself to wear Christian Louboutin shoes, with a Jimmy Choo clutch and YSL necklace. Got to love that dream shopping!! Note also that it is paired with a cheap as hell shirt that is very cute. Why? Because even in the dream world of unlimited dream shopping where I shop with a black card made of dreams…..I am still cheap

Good night and good luck

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Don’t become a statistic

Ok so I read in an article in the NYTimes that blogging is dying out, and many blogs, after attracting young hopefulls with dreams of sponsorship and blogging income, are abandoned. Imagine my horror when I logged on just now and saw that my last log in was in May.

So here are the updates:
1. I just got back from the Bahamas and it was amazing. Like AMAZING. I am tan, relaxed and ready to go back
2. I did my internship for a law firm and I have to say I loved it. It was very rewarding and I got a chance to go to a multitude of courts. All and all an amazing experience
3. I have a near deadly cooking bug at present. Today I made a life changing sandwich (fired egg on top of a whole grain ciabatta crostini with olive oil, parmesan, tomato sauce and garlic) OMFG, as in oh my foodie god. My next gastronomic adventure may be sushi. I have always wanted to make my own and I think I have just enough culinary bravado at present to think I won’t just end up with $30 in wasted Asian vinegars and spices and an unintentional facial mask of sticky rice. Wish me luck. If it works I promise to post pictures.
4. this leads me to another problem: I am officially annoyed with the food network. Can we talk about how in the 24 hours of programming these bitches are churning out daily, there is not a single show aimed at my target demographic. I’, in my early 20’s, love to cook but am not that experienced with it, live alone in a wintsy apartment and have no money. I am far from a minority, so where is the show that demonstrates basic cooking technique aimed at those who can’t cook but not for lack of skill and don’t have the dough to spend a lot of money on ingredients. Instead we have niche-cooking shows focused on one type of cuisine (ie, giada (who gave us the aforementioned sandwich) and Mario batalli for Italian as an example) or Rachael ray making 87 versions of mac and cheese or burgers like her audience is a bunch of backward, pan hating nimrods with no taste buds (ok that was angry…I hate her. This is mostly because I could have her job,. She was never a chef, like me and between us girls I think I can cook better) Don’t be fooled…..she totally eats French gourmet every night…I know it!! Maybe I should quit law school and start a cooking show.
5. My boyfriend is basically the best boyfriend on earth. I fell in love with a pair of shoes (see previous posts) but sadly could not purchase them. And then about a week ago, as a present for our anniversary/ to show me that he was proud of me for finishing my first year of law school, he bought them for me. I squealed when I saw him, not only because I wanted them, but because he was so sweet to listen to my aimless rambles about shoes, and to treat me like a princess even though I don’t ask to be. I LOVE HIM!!!!!
6. oh finished my first year of law school
7. ok that’s enough for now. Sorry I have neglected you blog.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

pain = fashion

ok so here is another outit I built around the shoes I am in love with. This is just hours after finishing my first final which suuuucked. it was con law, so I was the most prepared and its a great subject, but grrraaahh why? Whoever decided there should be finals should have there pants lighten on fire and put out with a 2x4 full of rusty nails. but that's just me. hey let's end months of arduous study with a single test that is the only thing standing between you and any semblince of success at this hotmess you call a profession.

so here is my set, built on a foundation of pain and horror.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

me want now!!

I just feel hard and madly in love with a pair of shoes. They are incredible and I love them . here is the outfit I’ve built around them

sadly they are not mine. nor will they likely be. they are &70 and that is more then I should really pay. but alas I still pine for them

Friday, April 17, 2009

three ways to look prep-tastic

ok so my new favorite top on the internet is polyvore and as soon as I master posting multiple sets at once i will. let me start by putting in this set. I made it last night. It is my three favorite ways to wear my favorite item of clothing, a button down. the first is a school look, the second a weekend look and the last an evening look.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

super-sized liberals v. tiny republicans

So I am in the most boring class ever, so what a time to post a blog. There is good news. Its sunny today. And even though it was 34 degrees when I left my apartment this morning, it still didn’t feel that cold. I can’t wait. I love this kind of weather, fall and spring defiantly have the cutest clothing choices. For instance tomorrow I’m thinking about my new grey vest, button down and jeans. Maybe even flip flops if I want ot be feisty.

I suppose not much else is new. I’m going to barristers ball which is like law school prom and therefore yet another reason that law school parallels high school, despite the fact that the average age here is 30. conclusion: we can blame high school on our hormones, but we were really nuts because an environment that forces you to do the same things with the same people all the time is a pressure cooker for unseemly behavior.

In other news, did anyone hear about the pint sized conservative? Omg what a hotmess. My fathers response when I sent this to him was “this kids a real jerk”. I suppose I shouldn’t go where I want to go with this. And now that I’ve noted that I shouldn’t ….I am. Little kid a conservative republican= this must mean that conservatism is something you should logically grow out of like baby teeth. Kid, call me when your voice stops cracking and we can talk about things like ethics and morality. Gosh that’s liberating. Don’t get me wrong I have the utmost respect for most republicans. In fact, if I was one kids like this would make me even more mad. When did republican become synonymous with conservative?

But enough of that. I haven’t the desire to expound on such issues. I only have the desire to read fashion magazines and eat fast food. I gave us fashion magazines for lent (I’m dying) and have eaten so much fast food this week, the people at McDonald’s must think I’m making the poor mans super size me.

I think I need to start taking valium or something. And while your at it, add a shake and yes super-size me.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Alexandra you're a star

So I am an idiot (thank you habitual Jack Daniels usage) and I didn’t realize that you could leave comments on my blog. I saw one the other day and it was my number one faithful reader, my sister. However, in reading the rest I realized that there are other people reading this besides her and my boyfriend. How reassuring and exciting. Thank you for the support guys.

Also I have news:
1. It is my 6month anniversary with my boyfriend. And yes it is worth celebrating because he’s the bestest boyfriend I’ve ever had
2. In law school, you can’t help but to make law school jokes. For instance: there is a case about a women getting raped behind he bush of a vacant lot and suing the lot owner. Result: jokes about how not tending your bush could lead to legal action. Moral: keep your bush trimmed or it will hurt people
3. when you make one of these jokes with your normal friends they don’t get it, think your nuts, ask you to explain even though you insist they wont think its funny, and an hour later they still don’t get it and now think that you spend so much time in the books that you have no life. This is sadly a true thing
4. If more then four people read this I am basically famous
5. Being in a bad feminine way and having just returned from vacation I am a walking cautionary tale about the dangers of Betty Crocker addiction
6. sleep is a good thing

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

can the bucks save the world

Back in black from Florida, and am having a hard time getting back into the swing of things. School isn’t that big of a deal though I want to do anything but get back into my healthy living rotine. I want to eat bad food, and not go to the gym. I’m thinking light gym this week and then good for me food next week will be easing back into it.

Other notes:
1. florida was amazing. Beach everyday until noon, then cheap but delicious shellfish, and booze out the ying yang. LOVED it. as for the weather, 80 everyday, got a nice tan, LOVE my boyfriend more then ever. All in all it was the best vacation I ever took
2. I am tan……HA
3. This semester is dangerously close to being done
4. Had prof debacle, that made me angry, and to sum involved my sister driving to my apartment to send a document in again, even though the prof had a few copies as I was in the air on the way to FL and then getting an email telling me to enjoy my vaca….growl
5. may go to ikea to buy a futon… refund= me doing my part to boost the economy.

Ok I want to leave a little space to talk about starbucks. This is my grip for the day (or rather the weekend). Dear average consumer, you’re snobbery drives the economy so stop being a tool box. This is directed specifically at the crowd that replies to my mentioning starbucks “eww I love $5 coffee”
Point one: Starbucks coffee does not cost five dollars. And the insinuation that it does is very irritating to me. The coffee there costs roughly the same as it does at Dunkin Doughnuts (and does not require you to get your coffee in a stiyrophome cup, something I find very socially irresponsible). As a side note I should mention that starbucks drip coffee tastes like ass, it is brewed way too strong, losing all its flavor in favor of what they imagine is “Italian strength”. Incidentally starbucks, Italians call drip coffee café Americano (not watered down espresso like at starbucks) and a café is actually espresso. That side note being dealt with, it is the espresso based lattes and such that cost so much, though under five dollars. I have never paid five dollars for anything even if it’s the biggest size, with soy (its ok punish me for not being able to drink milk by charging me more) and extra shots. The insinuation, in light of these facts, speaks to a general attitude in people that I find especially distasteful. The idea that dunkin doughnuts is a working mans coffee falls into this as well. why do we put class distinctions on coffee? Much in the same way some conservative news outlets like to attack more liberal politicians/ legislation etc as a way of gaining support, this insinuation that people who go to starbucks like $5 coffee, is nothing more then a baseless complaint that people nonetheless stand behind as if it was written in stone by god. why? Why do your own thinking; snobs, yuppies and idiots buy starbucks. You have too much working man pride to do that. And it wouldn’t bother me if it didn’t work. Do your self a favor, go with taste.

Point two: this previous discussion leads to a bigger issue. Snobbery helps drive the conomy. My mother for instance, has it in her head that the world will benefit from being thrifty. And she’s right. However, spending money makes money spend able. I’m not saying go out and spend it. in fact I’m not offering advice at all. I’m not an economist and have no idea how to save the country. But the idea of thrifty ness has with it an inherent supplemental opinion that brand name snobbery is somewhat distasteful. My father and I, after returning from Guidos (kindof like a whole foods) with our fresh organic produce, were talking about buying food there, weight as a social marker rethought from it’s previous use (I think I’ve written about this) etc. and it led me to think that maybe there is nothing wrong with wanting only organic produce, designer bags, etc. because in times of a thriving economy it is this choosiness that keeps the economy thriving. Something to think about anyway.

But that is the heavy lifting for the day, I would ad that for those of you who would rather shop at wal-mart is giving patronage to an institution that has historically treated its employees so poorly an acceptable trade off in an effort to save money.

Monday, February 23, 2009

oh blog...i knew you well

So I am the worst blogger ever. I have neglected this blog so badly its tragic. Unfortunately law school is eating my life like a hungry man at a buffet. But I am resolute to write once a week now so that I am more inclined to do it. I may focus my subject more but that remains to be seen

First order of business: the Oscars. This year dressing wise my favorite was Amy Adams, with and honorable mention to Penelope Cruz and Anne Hathaway. Her Carolina Herrera was gorgeous and perfect for her coloring (love those pale ladies enbracing their pale) Ms. Cruz in Pierre Balmain, a designer I will admit I had not heard of looked fantastic as well. Both her and Anne Hathaway had very intricate and detailed designs which were a refreshing change from last years drap showing and were fun to look at.

Furthermore: Danny Boyle owned!! Hurray!! I love to see a good director acknowledged.

Ok I have too much to do to write a decent blog, but I will write again and make this stupid thing actually worth the time

Saturday, February 14, 2009

blog under fire

Ok so my current LRW assignment, which has eaten a small part of my soul and a sizable chunk of my weekend, is about someone who is fired from a law firm for blogging


Incidentally there are no worries here as nothing I will ever say will have to do with my potential work. This is because law is boring to those who don’t practice it.


Good night and good luck. If you never hear from me again its because I was kicked out of law school for blogging

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

me vie in SNOW!!

It’s been just short of an ion, a millennia since I last wrote here. School has been just as tough as ever, the snow is on average taking up at least 4 hours of my week (I hate winter) and I’m finally at the point where if I have a second of time, I’m out because I know about the isolating depressions shut in syndrome associated with finals

A few good things on the horizon:
May go to Florida for my spring break!! Which is conveniently the same week as my boyfriends, what are the odds
I didn’t fail any classes this semester, and ended up somewhere about average to ever so slightly above.
I was fat as all heavenly hell, and just this morning realized that all of my efforts may be working
As for above, I’ve joined a new website called “the Daily Plate” where you search and track what you eat and can set goals etc. I quite enjoy it, and apparently its working.
Though yesterday was a bad day in the opposite sense one would assume. I did my Pilates, got a little ahem other exercise but had no appetite and eat next to nothing. Luckily starbucks is high cal or I’d have been very under for the day which is pretty bad, since the website currently has me eating 1400 calories a day to lose 1.5 pounds a week.

Some bad news:
This week one of my friends pissed me off royally by being inconsiderate and selfish.
Another one made me sad because she’s leaving me sniffle sniffle
Also, it has snowed again. AGAIN!! Don’t we ever get enough

Upcoming events:
Oscars: hurray!! Nominations are out and my family has cast our votes in preparation for our annual Oscar/ aunt birthday party. It’ll be fun stuff. Looking forward to the fashion. Was direly bored last year. The only person who really wore something special in my mind was Marion Cotillard. Hopes are higher for this year
Go slumdog millionaire: at this point Danny Boyle deserves an Oscar more then Chaney deserves a buck shot to the face by his lesbian daughter, during her Massachusetts wedding ceremony. Amazing film. Amazing director.
Ok that’s all calss calls. I am resolute to write more.