Well remember how I said that Mr.BF couldn't keep a secret so I found out what my xmas present was? Well I finally got my camera back and am able to show you :)
He got me this promise ring *blushes*
Its Garnet (my birthstone) and Diamonds set in 14k gold.
Normally I'm not about my birth stone at all but I actually really love this ring. The thought and love behind it makes it all that much more special.
It was re-wrapped and is now under the tree at his families house waiting for me to be fake surprised lol...
Stay Pretty ;)
Today me and my beautiful city got to experience the once in a lifetime chance of seeing the Olympic torch switch runners and flames.
I left work just before the 12:40pm switch rushed to make it on time, walked across the street to the "spot" only to find a large crowd starting to gather. I felt everyone's excitement and it was catchy!
Even though I went alone I cheered loudly as the torch approached and it was truly and experience I will never forget.
Today especially I am SO proud to be a Canadian!!
View from above
CocaCola party bus
RBC party Bus
The flame approaches
Next runner waiting for her turn
The moment we were all waiting for :)
I couldn't feel my fingers for 20 mins after but it was SO worth it ;)
Stay Pretty ;)
Oh ps- I haven't posted a pic of the gift Mr.BF got me yet cuz our SD cards got mixed up and he has the pics.... I on the other hand have pics of him and his ex...lovely!!!
So wrong its RIGHT!
muahaha (click to enlarge)
Make sure you read the story below... got this in an email
“Good news is that I truly outdid myself this year with my Christmas decorations. The bad news is that I had to take him down after two days. I had more people come screaming up to my house than ever. Great stories. But two things made me take it down.
First, the cops advised me that it would cause traffic accidents as they almost wrecked when they drove by.
Second, a 55 year old lady grabbed the 75 pound ladder almost killed herself putting it against my house and didn’t realize that it was fake until she climbed to the top (she was not happy). By the way, she was one of the many people who attempted to do that. My yard couldn’t take it either. I have more than a few tire tracks where people literally drove up my yard.”
Thanks AC for this fwd lol...
That's right folks I already know what Mr.BF is getting me for xmas!
How? Because 1) he cant keep a secret & 2) because he pointed something out while shopping and asked me if I liked it...
My response: "Ew no I hate that"
His face: Ghost white...
Me desperately trying to retract that statement...
Him getting worried I may not like it and contemplating if he should return it..
Me trying to convince him I'll love it cuz he really did put a lot of thought into it..
Him ending up showing me what it was because he was SO worried I would hate it...
Me actually liking it and wishing I could just shut my mouth sometimes!
I will post what it was with pics when he gives it to me, which will be next weekend cuz he just cant wait lol cute!
Stay Pretty ;)
NEW YORK -- Meredith Baxter, the actress who played Elyse Keaton on the '80s TV series "Family Ties," has revealed that she is a lesbian.
The 62-year-old actress says that she had a "later-in-life recognition" and has been in a relationship with her girlfriend, a general contractor, for four years.
Baxter has been married three times and is the mother of five children.
She said in an interview on NBC's "Today" show this morning that she is "extraordinarily happy" and that the support from her family and friends was immediate and unqualified.
Well I didnt see that coming!
Stay Pretty ;)
World AIDS Day is observed every year on December 1. It was first observed in 1988 after a summit of health ministers from around the world called for a spirit of social tolerance and a greater exchange of information on HIV/AIDS. World AIDS Day serves to strengthen the global effort to face the challenges of the AIDS pandemic.While the rate of death from AIDS in Canada has declined dramatically it still effects millions in other countries such as Africa. AIDS is killing 6,000 people a day in Africa. No family is unaffected. Employers hire 2-3 people per position, in order to have one trained person still alive to do the job. Shop stewards double as AIDS counselors.
How can I help?
Go grab a Starbucks coffee...simple as that!
Starbucks Coffee Company has announced that on World AIDS Day, Dec. 1 2009, it will make a 5-cent contribution to the Global Fund for every hand-crafted beverage sold on that day at participating stores in the United States and Canada.
I realized something this weekend...
I'm a total people watcher!
Leave me in a crowded place and I could be amused for hours just watching others..
On the subway I tend to look at peoples shoes... I like to see what peoples shoes say about them.. Why they chose to wear certain shoes or where they may be going in those shoes..
In malls I could sit there on a bench and watch peoples behavior. I watch families and see how the parents react to the children screaming or watch a new couple who must hold hands at all times even when there is no space on an escalator and he is standing behind her..
Or even the random single shopper who looks so assertive and focused on what they came to the mall to do...
Oh and who can leave out the flocks of pre-teen and teenagers who got dropped off at the mall by mommy so they could slap on some lipstick, hike up their skirts and meet with the boys.
I even people watch on TV for gods sakes!
Reality show junkie here HELLO!
ah well at least I can keep myself amused in random places right? lol
Are you a people watcher?
Stay Pretty ;)
Golfer Tiger Woods has been seriously injured in a car accident in Florida, local news stations are reporting.
The crash happened overnight at 2:25 a.m. and reports say Woods struck a fire hydrant and then a tree.
The 33-year-old been transported to hospital in serious condition.
**update** ok apparently the media took this and ran! It was a minor crash hes going to be OK ppl!
The other day as I was heading to work I opened my condo door and took out my keys to lock the door. I noticed there was a guy getting into the elevator, we made eye contact and so I assumed he would hold the doors for me.....
Yeah, he didn't!
As I took the next elevator there were 3 people in it with me. We all went down to the parking garage level and 2 of us went right and 1 went left (there are 2 exit doors)... I was steps behind a guy, like literally 2 steps and he didn't even hold the door for me to walk through. He let it fall behind him and it basically almost slapped me in the face!
I was actually more shocked about the second guy than the first. I mean who hasn't pressed the "door close" button in an elevator but not holding the door for someone 2 steps behind you?! Come on!
Where have peoples manners gone?
Personally I always try to hold doors for people, its like the least amount of effort a good deed takes!
Stay Pretty and do your god deeds :)
That's the pathetic view from my window right now....
Does this weather help me feel cheerful after a very emotionally draining yesterday? NO
Does it make me want to crawl back into bed and never leave? YES
Does it motivate me to want to work? NO
Does it make me want to go straight home instead of to the gym? YES
What are they good for?
Mr.BF cooking me dinner...
AWW I know right how lucky am I... but just look at the mess!
Food everywhere and about 50 utensils all over lol..
I kept my mouth shut and let him do his thing.
He made me catfish & pasta with shrimp... somewhat of a weird combo but whatever it was delish :)
We even cracked open the wine from Jackson Triggs Winery we bought when we went up to Niagara On The Lake in Oct.
He said it was to celebrate our 6 month milestone (for me anyway) which had past while we were away but we wanted to do something special.
I just looked at him and smiled all the while thinking in my head good god I've waited a LONG time for someone like you :)
Stay Pretty ;)
Dear Aaron Carter,
When will you finally admit that you are gay?
I will be your biggest fag hag just admit it...
I caught a glimpse of you on dancing with the stars and it was pretty... a little too pretty if you know what I mean.
I know you have to live up to "woman beater" Nick as your older brother but really hes washed up so perhaps you should pick someone else like oh I don't know Lance Bass...
I dunno, mayhaps you're not ready for your big reveal but those ruffled jumpsuits and too tiny glitter frog jackets really suit you...
Also in the future please cut your hair (you could poke someones eye out) and pay your damn taxes so it doesn't take up space on the 6 o'clock news!
Stay Pretty ;),
Yes that's right this year I decided that I would put up a small little Christmas tree in my condo.
Growing up being of a faith other than the one that celebrates xmas I never had a tree or lights or carols or gingerbread houses or presents.... I watched all the other kids come back from xmas break raving about the holidays and the gifts and I was forced to attend "holiday" assembly's at school which really only consisted of Jingle bells and Here comes Santa Claus anyway so why they didnt just call them Christmas assembly's is beyond me.
Over the years I've thought about putting up lights or getting a tree but the most I ever did was buy a tiny 6" gold tree ornament and put up 1 strand of lights a few years back. I just could never justify doing the whole shabang if I was just going to enjoy it alone anyway.
This year however I finally found my excuse for a tree... Mr.BF! He is Roman Catholic although non practicing he has always had a tree and celebrated xmas so since he spends a lot of time at my place Im using him as an excuse this year!
We went out and picked out the fakest most cheesiest tree to put up and decorate with our walmart ornaments. I knew I didn't want to blow a lot of money on it because this year I now have 4 people (his fam) to buy big xmas gifts for, in comparison to maybe 2-3 Chris Kringle gifts last year.
Anyway so we put it up the other day and have been enjoying the fiber optic goodness of our very first xmas tree together ;)
Of course it had to be next to my Nacho Libre mask!
Ya ya so its Friday the 13th.... I say screw all this "bad luck" shit and lets just call it what it is.... just another freaking day... not just any day... a Friday. The start of a weekend, the day Mr.BF was officially invited to a family dinner at a wicked Mediterranean restaurant and not even by my parents.... he was actually invited by my uncle.
The same uncle who's quite picky about whom he keeps company with. The same uncle that's used to dining with the "upper society" of the world.... I say this only because its a HUGE deal to me. I was super nervous when he met them for the first time (as they are visiting from over seas) last week, but when I heard that they actually liked him I was floored.. in a good way of course.
So tonight Mr.BF and I will dine on a feast with more than my immediate family.
Big things are happening! Whens the last time I've been in this place with someone... oh yeah NEVER!
Friday the 13th.... a great day!
Stay Pretty ;)
Well lovely people I'm back from paradise and straight into reality!
We arrived back early Saturday morning and although I miss the pool and sun terribly I'm really happy to be back in my own bed!
Also I'm a routine lover being a Capricorn and all so its good to be back into my daily life.
Anywho here are some pics from my amazing trip with Mr.BF. Btw there were no blowouts from spending 24/7 with each other which is just another sign that we are a good match ;)
We took a private tour with a Canadian guy who's moved down there and he took us to this amazing school where we took school supplies for the adorable children.
We then visited a coffee and cocoa plantation which was quite interesting. They let us sample some chocolate in its natural state which is very bitter and some amazing coffee. In the last pic you can see our tour guide getting schooled from the woman of the house on the coffee beans.
We then took a drive down to Macao beach which was not only beautiful but quite as well. We were one of a handful of people on the beach. After the beach we drove through the city of Higuey where we saw the Basilica of Higuey.
Then we were off to the local farmers market where we saw all kinds of spices, fresh veggies and hand made items for sale.
We visited a wal-mart type of store where I found some interesting snacks. Lime flavored Pringles (amazing), Key lime pie splash gum (very sweet) and my fav cinnamon sugar pita chips SO good!
Our last stop was the Don Lucas Cigar factory. We watched as they rolled and labeled the cigars on tiny tables in a fair sized room right by the entrance.
The resort was stunning and although there weren't many English speaking guests we managed to keep each other from being bored. We celebrated Halloween there and the staff transformed the lobby into a makeshift graveyard it was pretty cool.
There were these amazing lounger beds throughout the resort.
You know to keep Mr.BF a secret ;)
He didn't tan much but at least he didn't burn!
I surprised him with decorating the room with balloons and streamers on his birthday. I'm sneaky :) I brought all the decor from here in my suitcase. I had the hotel staff help with this beautiful towel swan :)
Later that night was surprise #2. I took him off the resort to Punta Cana's #1 restaurant called Jellyfish. It was set right on the beach and with the sound of the waves, the full moon and amazing food it was a night to remember!
It was really really windy out but it worked for this pic lol..
What an amazing trip! We celebrated his birthday, 6 months and a start of hopefully a wonderful life together!
Stay Pretty ;)