Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Adventures in NJ

This week is flying by for me. I didn't even realize that it was Wednesday today!

The rain the past two days was out of control. I was completely soaked when I came into work yesterday. The entire back of my pants was wet. Which is so much fun sitting on all day long. Then I came home to find that our basement flooded!! There is at least 6 inches of water down there! My mom had to stay home today and call someone to help fix everything. Ugh, I'm just glad it's supposed to be nice the rest of the week.

Besides the rain the past weekend was nice. A friend of mine came down to visit. He really wanted to go to this gay club that was close to me. I had never been to one before, but I thought it could be a lot of fun. The place first of all was HUGE. There was different sections, one a club, other more of a lounge, and there was a third room that was somewhere in between the two. There was even a pool and tiki bar for the summer.

It was a lot of fun! It was nice to be able to dance and not have to worry about some guy attacking you on the dance floor. The only thing I found a little funny was there wasn't a girls bathroom. There was a guys bathroom and then there was a unisex one. lol. Also in the club area they had a foam machine that went off throughout the night. I love that. Anytime there is like foam, confetti or smoke that happens I get really happy.

All in all it was a fun night and a really great weekend.

How's your week going?

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Field Trip!

The next few weekends I am super busy. While I'm so excited to have all these things going on, I'm a little worried about money. I'm hoping that my money saving that I've been doing will help me manage everything well this month! My goal is to still be able to save some money at the end of the month. I hope that my tax refund comes in soon! That way I won't have to worry about anything!

I have a weekend in Atlantic City (bachelorette party), and a weekend visiting a friend and Connecticut to worry about. Also in two weeks I am taking my cousins to go to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. I have lived in NJ my entire life and I have never been there!! I am soo excited!!

My grandparents on my mom's side both came to America and stopped at Ellis Island. I'm hoping I can find their names when I go! Also on my dad's side my great grandfater came over so it would be interesting if I could find that name too.

I tend to be a bit of a geek when it comes to history like that but I think it's so cool!

Do any of you have family that passed through Ellis Island?

Monday, March 15, 2010

Non-stop weekend

This weekend in NJ and along the east coast we were slammed with Hurricane like weather. Heavy heavy rain, and serious winds. Of course this did not help with my building anxiety about driving down to Maryland.

However I was determined to make it down there! If I would have had to cancel again, I wouldn’t be able to make another trip down there until almost May. I popped a Xanax and went on my way. That little pill helped me a lot!! Also it was really easy to get to my friends place.

I am so happy I was able to make it!! This weekend was a blast!! I mean I always have fun when I see friends and go out, but this weekend was just different. I was euphoric almost. The rain stopped when we went out to the Pub Crawl that was happening in Baltimore so we didn’t even have to contend with that rain. Although my hair was a serious mess. Frizz city!!

There were so many people out that night, but it was too many that you felt overcrowded or anything. I was with a bunch of people, and we just drank and danced the night away. I have the blisters to prove it! Than later we headed to a quieter bar where we could actually hear ourselves talk and just hang out. It was great.

I was just happy to get away. I’ve been in this funk lately and this defiantly helped me snap out of it! I didn’t realize just how much I missed my friends until I saw everyone. I defiantly need to start making more trips down to see them. However because I’m weird I got almost no sleep. I even had an actual bed to sleep in, but I’m never 100% comfortable unless it’s my own bed. I got maybe 3 hours of sleep.

When I got home on Sunday, my hair was a mess (I mean it was huge with frizz and smelled like a bar), I was in sweats, still had on makeup from the night before (think bright green eye shadow) and just wanted to lie down.

I walked into my house…

To a full blown party going on!! I was embarrassed to say the least! My brother had invited a bunch of people over for dinner. I knew this, but I thought they meant dinner dinner, not an all day affair. I didn’t even have the chance to take a quick shower, so I was in my hoodie the entire time!! Luckily most of them knew I was out the night before and understood my appearance.

Needless to say I am exhausted today!! Also daylight savings isn’t really helping with my lack of sleep!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Road Trip

This weekend I'm going to Baltimore to see some friends. I am so excited!!

I haven't seen them in at least 6 months. We kept on making plans to meet up and then something would happen and we would have to reschedule. Ugh it was annoying.

While I couldn't be more excited about seeing them, I am a little nervous about one thing.

Driving around Baltimore. The one girl who I'm staying with recently moved. I've never been there before so I'm a little nervous about getting lost. I HATE to get lost. I get anxiety just thinking about being lost. Which is stupid because eventually when you're lost you find your way. I don't know why I get like this.

Plus it's supposed to rain all weekend which makes my anxiety that much worse. Then there is the worry about parking. I have to parallel park and I can literally count on one hand the number of times I've done that. It's nerve racking for me.

Just typing this out I'm getting all panicky.

I know once I get there everything will be fine. I know once I'm in the car I will be fine too. It's just this build up that I do to myself. That's what kills me.

Hopefully writing this out will help calm me and rationalize that I really have nothing to worry about.

I hope you all have a great weekend!!! Wish me luck tomorrow! ;)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


This past weekend I went to see Alice in Wonderland. I was seriously disappointed in it! I wasn’t really into it to begin with, but my cousins really wanted to see it so I went along. The special effects were cool and I liked the girl who played Alice, but other than that… I was bored. I thought Johnny Depp wasn’t that good either. I could barely understand anything he said! Have you seen it? What did you think?

Even though I bought a car this past weekend, and I now have car payments to worry about, I am determined to stick to my savings! It’s going to be a little tighter than before but not so much. The only thing I’m going to put less pressure on hitting my $800 each month. If it’s a little less that’s okay. The way things look now though I will be able to put away $800 for March!! Whoo hoo!

I am still loving my car! Seriously, I have actually been looking forward to when I get to drive it next. Good thing I’m going to Maryland this weekend to visit friends. 3 hours each way should defiantly satisfy my need to really drive it!

I haven’t seen my college friends in a really long time. It seems that every time we made plans to meet, someone would have to cancel at the last minute. This has been going on for months now! The last time I was supposed to go down was the weekend of the blizzard. And of course I got a cold this week, but I am determined to go there, sick or not! I’ve been taking Vitamin C like no one’s business. lol.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Mom Mobile*


I bought a car!!

I've been unhappy with my old for a while now. I had a family friend who owns a dealership who was keeping his eye out for something that would be good for me.

I didn't have a lot of requirements, not a lot of miles on the car, 4 doors, NO convertibles.

Anyway this weekend, we went up to his shop because my cousin was buying a car. As soon as we get there, he shows me a car he thinks I will like.

It is a 2009 Hyundai Sonata, v6, full loaded, and is freaking awesome. lol. Well other than the color. It's a champagne (read: beige)**. Which I think is old ladyish. Other than that I loved it.

I told him I had to think about it and would get back to him the next day.

I was getting $3000 for my old car to trade it. Plus I was planning on putting down some of my own money to make the payments relatively small. Still I was unsure if I wanted to be making car payments for the next 5 years.

After the car shop, my mom, Aunt, and cousins went to visit my Grandma. I told her that I was looking at the car and she completely surprised me by offering me $5,000 to put down on it!!! She also did the same thing with my cousin!!!

I couldn't believe!! I really do have the best family. I was in tears when she offered that to me! At first I refused to take it, but my Grandma had already made up her mind and was going to give it to me no matter what.

After that, I really couldn't say no!

So with that money, plus what I was originally going to put down, my payments for the car are soooo tiny. I should be able to pay it off in less than 60 months which is what my loan is for. Also my interest rate is really cheap!

I couldn't be happier. Everyone is convinced that I'm going to miss having a convertible but I love this car. Plus it has a sun roof so it's a happy medium for me! The car drives like a dream, and the sound system is amazing!

Driving it around yesterday was so much fun! I haven't had this much fun driving around since I was in high school!

The best part? No buyers guilt!! You know how sometimes after a really big purchase you feel guilty for spending that money?? I have none of that. I am just looking forward to the next time I drive it!

*The official name my family gave the car
**The color has grown on me. I actually really like it now!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Honestly if it snows again this year I'm going to freak out!

On Friday I had to call out of work because the snow was so bad. I live in a neighborhood where my street rarely gets plowed. On Friday nothing was plowed until 4 in the afternoon. I was literally stuck in my house!

Two days this year I've had to call out of work because of the weather. I hate calling out like that, I would rather save up my days and use them for something fun!

Also this weekend I was supposed to go to Connecticut to visit some friends, but my Best Friend who was driving decided to not go last minute. Since I know these girls through her, I didn't really feel that comfortable going. Now? I really wish I would have went. I basically spent the whole weekend bored looking for something to do.

Plus I was mad at my friend for basically bailing on this trip to spend time with her boyfriend. I HATE when girls do that. Forget that they even have friends when they start dating someone. I believe you should always make time for your friends. Ugh.

All in all, it was a pretty shitty weekend. I should have been more excited to have had a surprised 3 day weekend.

Hopefully this coming weekend will be much better!