Saturday, September 29, 2007

yummy cupcakes

Last night - Jenn, Jay and Maureen came over to discuss my favorite subject - destination weddings. Jenn made me cupcakes for helping them with their initial planning stages. The cupcakes are so small and cute and oh so yummy!

This picture doesn't do any justice because I don't know how to take picture properly. But thank you Jenn for bring over the delicious cupcakes. I will truly enjoy eating ALL of them. I can't wait for my next order.

miQ is coming home tonight. I can't wait for him to be back home. He texted me this morning that he wants to eat sushi after we pick him up at the airport. I also can't wait to see the videos he took with the new underwater video camera. But before I go to pick him up (with my mom of course!), I am going to hang out with my mom during the day. I have to go to Leon's to pay for a sofa cushion I ordered and I hope to go to the Mr. B's warehouse sale to see if there is anything there. Tomorrow, Mike and I are going to visit our travel agent at the 2007 Fall Travel Show.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

so what?

So what if I didn't party like a rockstar the week that miQ is gone. Work was unexpectedly busy and I haven't been feeling that great so I have to admit that it's nice to not have to cook after work. I have been able to relax. Monday and Tuesday were an early morning start, so I have been really tired, I even have bags under my eyes.

miQ and JP are back on Saturday. miQ has been sending me a text every day. He said that he had taken lots of video with the new underwater camera he bought before he left. I can't wait to see them.

So, as promised to Marilen, here is my fall line up. I will try to include a little comment besides each show.

The Hills - I love this show esp. now since Jason is back in it. Too bad about the new fiancee (she's a bitch)

Gossip Girl - it's a cool show, it's my new guilty pleasure high school show (now that One Tree Hill is going to have the new season with them finished university)

America's Next Top Model - sort of getting into it but I am looking forward to the episode when they do the makeovers
Private Practice - I wasn't too thrilled about the spin off and Addison leaving Grey's but I was impressed with the season premiere. I think I will keep on watching it
Dirty Sexy Money - this is my surprise addition, I wasn't expecting to add this too my fall line up but it was on after Private Practice so I caught the first few minutes and it intrigued me, now i am hooked

Survivor: China - Characters aren' t that exciting but isn't it always that way in the beginning?
Grey's Anatomy - it's going to be interested, throwing in Lexie was a smart idea!


*A special shout out to JJIT - Congrats on the new job!! We should go for lunch before you leave downtown. I'll be in touch to set something up.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

which bag???

I am too lazy to write what I have been doing lately, but let me just say that I have been doing nothing but playing Wii. miQ left yesterday morning for Holguin. I normally live for those days when I get "alone time" but it's been a bit lonely. I am glad that he bought me the Wii before he left.

Anyway, this is the week where I have to make a decision on what new bag I will get. I have been eyeing two bags. A black Cole Haan bag and recently, a olive green leather Roots bag. They are about the same price (I have a special hook up for the Cole Haan bag) but I have to look again at the bag when I go to the Cole Haan store on Wednesday. Take a look at the photos below and do the poll on the left hand side. I need your help.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

party like a rockstar

Well, I am sure that you have heard the news that miQ and JP are leaving for Holguin, Cuba this Saturday. This is my week to go out and do my thing...but it's highly unlikely. I will probably be home playing Wii since at the moment I am SOOOO addicted to Cooking Mama. For the past two nights, I have been up late playing. At first it was difficult to get use to the Wii remote but I am getting the hang of it which is what makes me want to play it all the time. miQ bought Metroid and Resident Evil but he has yet to play the two games. I think that he is too hyped up about his trip and is busy trying to pack.

Now, I have to update on Gossip Girl. I did watch the pilot episode. It was good but if you watched the previews leading up to the season premiere, it basically showed the entire episode. So, I was watching the show but my eyes were not glued to the TV. There are some things that are different than what is portrayed in the book. Some of these include: Serena's brother is an older hot brother who is away at college and Chuck is gay. I am sure that there are more but this what I can remember for now. I can't wait for the next episode though!
Yesterday I played squash with my mom. She recently got a membership at the community centre by her place and thought that she should get me doing something active (plus she wanted to see how long I could last if I played). Well, it took me a while to get use to hitting the ball, and then I had to get use to serving (which was really difficult for me, I kept on missing the ball). All in all, I lasted 20 minutes. A normal squash game is 40 minutes. Will I ever play again? Sure - I am not going to give up yet. Hopefully soon enough I can last the 40 minutes.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

you go girl

Elodie - you are my hero! you go and put heidi in her place! Last night's episode of The Hills was awesome. I love how Jason is back in LC's life and you could see how comfortable she is with him and then I love how Elodie was straight up with Heidi about her "issues" with the other girls. CLASSIC!!!

Last night was a strange night. Not strange in a bad way but in a good way. miQ and I got a surprise visit from MoPar and her new car (you have to think of a name for your car) and then we got a surprise call from Reechee. It was nice to catch up with him. And then at 11 freaking o'clock, Gino comes by with this:

A surprise "PER-CHASE" from miQ. Gino picked it up for him and brought it to our place. G - I don't know how you do it - go out and stay out late - let me guess, you stayed for more than one drink?!?!?!?!!?!?!?!

Monday, September 17, 2007

new car smell

Today MoPar picked up her new car (a 2007 blue Civic) and stopped by our place. miQ and I were the first to take a spin in her car. It's an awesome car and I am so happy for MoPar. I can't wait for our next night out to cruise around downtown. WHERE DA CLUB AT???
P.S. - I don't write for a couple of days and then look at me - 3 posts in one day!

fashion repeats itself

While I have been sick at home over the weekend, I was able to catch an episode of Beverly Hills, 90120. TVTropolis has finally started to air the seasons that I enjoyed watching back in the day. In comes Valerie Malone - this is the season when they start college and Brenda is no longer on the show. Valerie is wearing a baby doll dress with motorcycle boots and as I watched her walk down the stairs of the Walsh household, I thought to myself...this outfit she pulled off looks very familiar...

Of course, my stylish fashionista friend, SAD, has rocked this ensemble for the past year. To think that you can always bring back a look 10 years later. So, here's to your Frye boots and dresses!!!


Today I have two things to talk about and it has to do with biting.

BIT: I was shopping with my mom on Friday at WalMart. As we were leaving the store, it started to rain. Now I was wearing jeans that were too long and I wanted to roll them up so they would not get soaked as we walked through the parking lot. I told my mom to wait and here is how our conversation went:

Leesh: "Mom. Wait. I want to roll up my pants so they don't get wet."
Mom: "Oh My God! I think you have to take the bus home."
Mom walks away.
Leesh thinking WTF?

It turns out, I forgot about my tattoo (which I have been hiding so well from my mom by wearing long pants every time I see her) and started to roll up the bottom of my jeans. My mom saw my tattoo as I was doing this. I couldn't stop laughing all the way to the car. I got bit for my tattoo by my mom for such a stupid reason - because I wanted to roll up my jeans. So stupid. Anyway, we get into the car and here is the next part of our conversation:

Leesh: "Mom, aren't you going to drive?"
Mom: "Just give me a minute, I need a moment to myself."

I am glad that my mom is still talking to me. She was supposed to come to my place for a bit after shopping but she wanted to be alone. She did call me over the weekend so she is not that mad at me. When I got my first tattoo, she would hang up on me every time I tried to call her.

BITTEN: The other day I posted up Lauren Conrad's new line and yes, although it's cute, it is rather pricey. So here is Sarah Jessica Parker's line, Bitten. Her prices are well, CHEAP! You can find her line at Steve & Barry's. Luckily there is one at Walden Galleria and I have an upcoming Buffalo trip next month. I have to check it out!!! I will definitely find pieces that I could wear to work or on the weekends and it's so affordable. I have to admit that I do shop cheap.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

crazy mad about cupcakes

Yes, I love cupcakes but today's post isn't about expressing my love for the delicious cakes, rather it's about how disappointed and mad I am about a certain cupcake shop. I recently found a new cupcake shop in Toronto on Sweet Spot. I checked out Cupcakes Boutique and thought I should place an order with them. I called them Monday last week and by Friday when I still didn't hear from them, I called again Friday. AND STILL NO ANSWER FROM THEM!!! (Yes, I am typing in caps because I am YELLING)

What company doesn't call back when a customer wants to place a order? If she is on holidays or something, she should leave that on her voice mail. I am so disappointed with this shop, they have such good cupcakes and I was so excited to order a dozen from them. So, I am crazy mad about cupcakes right now. I want some!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

her new collection

I know that I have been a "blog slacker" these days. Work has picked up and now I have limited access to the net so I can't be updating my blog every day unless I do it from home. And we all know that I hate jumping on the computer after 8 hours at work. Anyway, it's Saturday so I will try to make up for not writing in my blog for the past few days.

Today is the release of Lauren Conrad's (Laguna Beach and The Hills) first collection. For the Fall season, her collection is only available online on her website Shop Lauren Conrad. The collection consists of about 15 pieces and some are named after her friends. There are definitely some cute dresses I would want.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

thank you

This post goes out to Marilen. I just went to see my mom and she gave me the "little somethings" from you. Thank you for the hand soaps from Bath & Body. Very thoughtful of you. It's always nice to get Bath & Body stuff because we don't have it here in Canada. I hope that we never get it here in Canada because it then takes out the fun of getting it from the States. It is exactly what happened with Hollister, Sephora, Forever 21 and Coach.

Oh ya - for those of you who have heard "The Hacker" who lives next door to us, I have some good news - HE IS MOVING. I got off the elevator this afternoon and so did a realtor and a potential buyer. The potential buyer is gross but the fact that "The Hacker's" unit is up for sale makes me happy. I hope we get some cool neighbours!

Monday, September 10, 2007

oops, she didn't do it again

Poor, poor, poor Britney. Trying to make a comeback but just couldn't do it. I wasted three minutes of my life watching her sad, pathetic performance on the VMAs last night. I was really looking forward to it since the song is kinda catchy but she let me down, plus 10 million other people on this planet. I am sure for those of you who watched it, you probably sat there in awe, watching her not lip-sync, not dance, not even look like she was all there. I was a fan (keyword: WAS) but since she couldn't rise above from all the other stupid shit she's done, I can officially say, I AM A BRITNEY HATER!!! I would post up a youtube clip of her performance but I don't want her crap on my page (except for the one picture above). I wouldn't be able to stand seeing her unfit body walk around like a zombie in flashy bra and underwear on stage again. It would be torture.

So brit - your time has come to an end. You should really concentrate on being a better mom to your two cute kids. I am so TEAM KEVIN now!!!

Saturday, September 8, 2007

i have nothing to say

I was doing so well with my blog but for once, I have nothing to say. I worked really hard Friday morning since my office was going to close at 2:00. I met Stfne at her work to pick up some "nadas" (so good Rexy) and then I went to Square One. I tried to look for this black dress that I had my eye on but I had no luck. I did see a floor length dress I could wear next summer. I decided not to buy it because I really wanted a curling iron. I found one at Zellers for $18, I figure that I don't have to spend the little extra on a good one because I won't be using it as much.

The rest of my Friday night was uneventful but I did actually stay up after midnight. Today, miQ and I went early to his parent's house. His parents just came back from San Fran and brought back some goodies. Marlboro Ultra Lights for miQ and See's Toffee-ettes for me!!! I got to hang out with Belle. She is so fun to play with, she is so smart and says the cutest things.
So now, here I am 9:40 pm on a Saturday night writing in my blog. miQ and JP are downstairs using the Virtual Golf (We are actually using our amenities). I think that they are going to watch Disturbia when they get back, it's too scary for me so I am just going to read or pop in a chick flick. And then I am calling it a night. What an interesting social life I have!!!

Now to follow up on a post that Marilen wrote, here is my list of broadway shows I have seen:
1) Phantom of the Opera
2) Miss Saigon
3) Mamma Mia
4) Lion King

My favorite was Miss Saigon.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

gossip girl is the new OTH

If you don't know what OTH stands for - it's One Tree Hill, a CW show that has been on for four seasons but now the cast is no longer in high school. For the fifth season, they will skip university and go straight to their life back in Tree Hill. Therefore, I needed to find a new show to get my fix of life in high school. Along came GOSSIP GIRL. This television series started off as a novel. The teen bopper in me had to read these books and instantly was hooked. I can't wait for it to start on September 18. Check out the show on CW or CTV.

Here's a preview of the show:

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

quick quick quick

Today I treated the day like it was back to school. I woke up on time and got to work before everyone else. And since I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow, I worked an extra hour. Needless to say, I am tired.

But even though I am tired, I decided that I had to take off my toe polish and do a quick pedicure. I used the YSL Nail Touch #6 and I love it. It's so quick and easy to use. I know that it's $26, quite pricey for nail polish but it's so worth it. I just wish I liked more of the other colours.

Thanks Stfne for the tip on this great product!

Monday, September 3, 2007

attention all cereal and ice tea lovers!!!

If you are in the GTA area or maybe anywhere in Ontario and love Honey Bunches of Oats and Nestea ice tea, it's on sale at Dominion. Each product is $1.99 each. I bought 3 boxes of cereal and two cases of tetra packs (10 in a case) on Sunday. I thought I would share this great deal with you in case you are in need or are grocery shopping this week.

good food and good company

I did nothing this long weekend but I enjoyed doing nothing. I didn't spend money and I got to relax. I did go over to the Dagas yesterday with miQ. Rex the CHEF made awesome NADAS (his version of empanadas, well, his lola's recipe). They were so yummy. Rex also made amazing chicken and beef burritos! I LOVE MEXICAN FOOD!!! The lovely Stfne (the waitress) was kind enough to take our orders and also make a delicious (from what I hear) trifle.

I got to play with my little buddy Brayden. It's been about 5 months since I have last seen him and I wanted to cry at the fact that he is no longer a baby, he is this little boy who will be starting school in a few weeks. Thanks Dagas for the good food and the company. miQ and I always have a good time at your house. You guys have to come over for some Shepherd's Pie and Surf's Up!

Saturday, September 1, 2007

why can't i save?

Yesterday after work, I met up with Stfne to go walk and shop in Yorkville. First we checked out Costa Blanca for this black dress I have been eyeing. I first saw it with Julie but they didn't have it in a small. I had no luck at the Yorkville location either. Next, we went to Holt Renfrew to look at make up and bags. We checked out the Pout counter, Jemma Kidd, Chanel, Bobbi Brown and YSL. After all our looking, Stfne wanted to get the Nail Touch (Nail Lacquer Brush Pen) at the YSL counter. They had 6 different colours to choose from. Stfne got two and I got one. I can't wait to try it out but it will have to wait since I just painted my nails black. Next, Stfne and I walked around looking for bags, I can't name all the designers we looked at but in the end, I will probably go with a Cole Haan bag. I will post up it if I ever buy it. We checked out all the individual designers upstairs and came across the show section. I tried on Christian Louboutin pumps. Holy shit, I don't know how the celebrities walk around in 5 inch heels but I have to say they are comfy.

I thought that since I was in Yorkville, I should check for the Baggallini Jewelry Square. With Stfne's luck, we found a black one in the store, so of course, I had to buy it. I can't wait to travel or attend a wedding so I can pack up my jewelry in it. To finish off our walk and shop, we stop by Sushi Inn to eat some hand rolls. So, after my first poll, I bought my mary janes, the jewelry square and if you look in the picture, I bought a cheesy gold necklace from H & M for $5. I had to save somewhere.

My last purchase (and it's the reason why I must stay home tonight) is a Gasoline 25" luggage. After our trip to Mexico, miQ and I decided that we have to put our baby pink and baby blue luggage to rest - we donated it to Goodwill. Since we woke up early today, we went to the mall, it was quite an experience considering we bought each luggage at a different store and we had these two girls wanting the same luggage and following us. Luckily miQ is quick and smart. We were always one step ahead of them...SUCKERS!!!!

My shopping habits are the reason I can't save. I should start saving but with this new luggage, miQ and I now defnitely have to book our next vacation ;)