featured blogger friday v9

Friday, October 31, 2008

happy halloween!! excuse me while i turn up the volume on my monster mash recording- i'm having a serious chair dancing party over here.

this weeks featured blogger is the ALMIGHTY jenn. i mean seriously can this blogger get any cooler, between writing two blogs, doing her guidespot articles and planning the 20 something blogger convention that's happening this summer in boston this is one busy blogger. AND she does it all with a smile.

thanks so much for taking the time to fill out the survey jenn - as always, you rock, i heart you.

Who are you and what is your blog?
I'm Jenn from free and flawed and must love geek

Where are you typing from?
The Windy City

How long have you been blogging and what platform do you use?
Hmm..I think 6ish years or so. It all started on LiveJournal. I've been using Wordpress for the last two years. I have a Blogger account only so I can comment on those blogs that require it. Jerks :P

Sum up your piece of the internet in one sentence.
I'm bottling up the crazy in my life by putting it all on the Internet.

Are you an anonymous blogger or do you scream who you are from the rooftop?
I'm somewhere in the middle I think. I don't go out of my way to hide my identity, but I don't hide either.

Do your readers know what you look like?
I think most of them do. I'm including a picture so people don't confuse me for my stick-figure alter-ego. It was taken at my birthday dinner with some of my favorite bloggers.


If you could become famous from blogging like dooce would you want to?
I think yes. I don't know what it's like to be Dooce so I can't really say if I wouldn't like it. I'd use my powers for good...promise!

So you just drank a bottle of wine alone and you're sitting at your computer, who are the three bloggers that you email or google talk with?
HA! Dan Mega, Jamie and Jessica (Everyday Adventures...) I laughed because I had a wee bit too much wine on Monday and called my mom and Dan. Twas awesome.

How many blogs are in your google reader?
190. And I just recently cleaned it out a bit. Sweet mother!

If you had $1000 to spend and could only buy one item, what would you buy?
Cupcakes for all 190 bloggers. What? Technically that is one item, it's just multiples of that one item. The bloggers won't argue with me.

What's your favorite thing to do after 10pm?
Sleep! Lately it's been happening before 10 p.m. sadly. I'm so old.

Top three favorite movies from your childhood.
The Little Mermaid, Beetlejuice and Oliver & Company

Name something random that I could find if I was snooping through your purse?
An emergency supply of toilet paper.

Link to a funny you tube video you like.
Mac Beautiful
. I'm singing along with her!

Wanna share a secret with me, I promise I won't tell… <-- that's a lie, but tell me something anyways.
Dan Mega is my manfriend. I think I want a T-shirt that says that....you know, like the Jesus is my homeboy shirts?

If you could trade places with one blogger for one day who would it be and why?
Oh that's so a tie. I've been thinking about this question since the first interview you did. Angela from Ang-Smiles because she works in a crime lab or Katie from Dr. Katie Goes to Med School because, well, she's going to med school. I'm tired of living through these lovely ladies. Time to be them!

Who's your blog crush?
Kyla Bea - how adorable is she?!

Parting words of wisdom?
This is a lesson I had to learn the hard way: You don't make friends with salad.

my name is hova

Thursday, October 30, 2008

for those of you who follow me on twitter you know that last night i was at the obama for change themed jay-z concert hosted by lebron james at quicken loans arena.

here's to living in a swing state. jigggggggga!

first off, can i say that i don't believe that i got to see a full jay-z concert FOR FREE. i mean, wow. he played over an hour and half straight full of all of his hits - and he has a lot of them.

being a huge jay-z and general hip hop fan this concert was something that i needed to attend regardless of my political views.


some of you know that i'm a republican, i mentioned
it here on my blog a while ago. but on the other side of the coin i've been vocal about the fact that although i am a republican i'm not sold on the mccain/palin ticket.
mccain, i've liked you for a very very very long time - but i'm having issues voting for you because of who you chose for your running mate. seriously, why palin?!? ugh.

now i'm no where near changing my party affiliation - no way. but i'm still confused, there is just so much propaganda flying around - it's hard to wade through it all. maybe obama is the change we need? or is it mccain? hrrrrrumph.

ok, enough of this political gibberish onto the amazing event that was the jay-z concert.

my partners in crime for the evening were muffin, court, donkers and nameless.
(sidenote: seeing nameless at a hip hop show was the funniest thing EVER). we didn't really know what to expect in the concert - like was jay going to perform two songs and be done? thankfully that wasn't the case and we got a full show.

obviously jay-z is and icon, he's got that classic swagger, an amazing performer and basically a hip hop god. so many hip hop concerts are lame - but not HOVA, he done and brought it (and a live band) to cleveland and the fans appreciated it
so here's my experince/observations in list form:

- lebron should stick to playing basketball, he's not a rapper or a dancer. you don't see jay-z going out there trying to play hoops. also, he sounded waaaaaay drunkie, hope he doesn't blow cavs game tonight cause he's hungover.
- mayor frank jackson totally got booed by the crowd when he got on stage
- no one was drinking but my group, which was odd - i mean it's a concert!
- out of 14,000 people in attendance there were only approximately 257 white people
- everyone was smoking doobies blunts
- lots of roc signs being thrown, bounce baby
- jay-z saying "girl, you're cute - don't tell my wife though"

- you still can still dance in stadium seating
- some of the most ridiculous outfits i have EVER seen in my life

- everyone in the crowd knew every word, to every song
- i will pay a lot of money to see jay-z perform again in the future

after the show it's the after party and after the party it's the view. the place was packed as expected for the eighty81 after party but we still managed to run into some friends, make a few new friends and even got a picture with a rapper.


some of the crowd at the view - i'm a sucker for crowd shots


the boys from fresco goods rockin' their wares - they're fellow UD graduates too.

muffin, rapper al fatz and court. his song was my myspace profile song for EVER.

once our feet started ti hurt and lebron decided to not make an appearance we knew it was time to go home, but not without a panini's stop. delish.

talk about a nice wednesday huh?

dirty diana

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

attention to my fellow clevelanders.

there is something amazing happening in our fair city on saturday november 8th that everyone who reads this blog needs to be a part of - all 17 of you.

the king of pop is performing at the house of blues!

zomg michael jackson!


well, not really the king of pop himself - i hear he has a surgery planned that evening to try to reattach his nose for the 47th time.

but cleveland is getting the 2nd best thing in his place.


no, not tito jackson.


Who's Bad?
The World's #1 Michael Jackson Tribute Band, according to the band and me will be playing at the HOB.


now i have never seen this band play live but from what i can tell via their website and myspace they are the bomb diggity. they were supposed to come to cleveland a couple years ago and "micheal" broke his leg and they had to cancel their show. boo, but not this time.

a short bus full of my friends from home are coming in town for the show as well as a lot of my cleveland friends planning on attending. it's going to be a good crew which makes everything more fun of course.

i'm even thinking about changing the show title to "alexa presents: who's bad?" with how much i'm pushing this show to every man, woman and child i come in contact with.

if you can't tell, i'm excited and i want everyone else to be excited too, so buy your tickets here, they are only $10!

look for me at the show too - i'll be the one moonwalking in front of the stage screaming, "play dirty diana! play dirty diana!"

guess i have a thing for dark hair

Monday, October 27, 2008

friday night one of my all time favorite movies was on and as i was simultaneously drooling on my mac and cheese at the lead actor in the flick i got to thinking. shocking i know.

i randomly decided to start typing out a list of the top ten hottest movie actor roles of all time according to ME.

now this top ten list is according to the actor's role not the actor's overall hotness - although it obviously helps. also, this is an ALL TIME list meaning that no matter what the actor looks like now, when they played the specific role they were the bees knees according to yours truly.

phew, that's a lot of criteria - onto the list.


10. dougray scott (prince henry) ever after - he's a prince, a prince with an accent in love. 'nuff said.

9. mike vitar (benny "the jet" rodriguez) the sandlot -
"just stand out there and stick your glove out in the air. i'll take care of it". he sure did make my 12 year old self get butterflies in her stomach.
- other role to consider luis mendoza in D2: the mighty ducks

8. adam garcia (kevin o'donnell) coyote ugly - i mean he lets violet auction him off on the bar and has a thing for comic books.
- other role to consider, i know it isn't a movie, but he's played fiyero in wicked and can sing - my heart be still.

7.
george clooney (danny ocean) ocean's 11 - there's something about a distinguished man in a tux, and don't forget that voice of his either. hello daddy.
- other roles to consider ocean's 12 &13 and dodge connelly in leatherheads


6.
chevy chase (ty webb) caddyshack - tall, tanned, and handsome - that arrogance, humor and swagger gets me every time.
- other role to consider irwin 'fletch' fletcher in fletch, obviously.


5. ryan gosling (noah calhoun) the notebook - "it wasn't over.... it STILL isn't over" kiss kiss kiss kiss yada yada yada kiss kiss kiss. gah, i wish i was allie.
- other role to consider willy beachum in fracture, southern drawl and a cocky lawyer? yes.

4. gerald butler (gerry) p.s. i love you - the rugged accent, the sideways smile, horrible karaoke singing and not to mention the undying love.
- other role to consider king leonidas in 300 - i'm spartan which means i have to love him...and his abs.

3. johnny deep (don juan) don juan demarco - that hair, those eyes, it's love.
- other roles to consider, the young george jung and the yumminess that is jack sparrow.

2. christian bale (patrick bateman) american psycho - "i'm into well... murders and executions mostly"
- other roles to consider, laurie in little women and jack kelly in newsies

1. russell crowe (maximus) gladiator - he can fight for rome me any day.
- other role to consider, ben wade in 3:10 to yuma - i would never miss that train.


agree with my love for sometimes scruffy dark haired boys with accents and an inclination for violence? don't agree with me? gasp!

who's on your list?

ping pong the beer is gone

Sunday, October 26, 2008

last night i spent my evening at mulberry's on the west bank of the flats for my friend hatchel's surprise birthday party. hatchel's wonderful girlfriend court planned a night of games, beer, fun and OSU football watching for all of us.

mulberry's hooked us up with $10 all you can drink beer and a $10 buy in for a cornhole, beer pong and dart tournament. i partnered up with my friend cubby even though i thought he was going to kill me when my horrible dart skills were made
public. good thing we dominated the beer pong portion of the tournament - dominated.

cubby and i would have continued our domination of cornhole but we never got our turn - there was a bit of confusion in brackets. in the future the tournament moderator needs to remain sober.

after we wrapped up at mulberry's a few of us walked to the harbor inn for the tail end of their halloween party and a night cap. we also got street gyros and i somehow talked the klutz into falling into a packing box in front of the jerk and i once we got home. when she was in the box, it of course broke on the seam causing
her to fall. hilarious.

i wish i had a picture of that scene - but instead i snapped a few for your viewing pleasure from earlier in the evening.

we watched the OSU game movie screen style - so cool.


a nice group shot on the bleachers before the game started

court proving to hatchel that she can still do a handstand - wall shmall

the klutz and the jerk - notice the jerk's sweet britney spears t-shirt.

as another weekend draws too quickly to a close i can't help but think about the next weekend already. bring on the halloween party!

boo silly, boo.

featured blogger friday v8

Friday, October 24, 2008

if there were 20 something blogger superlatives, this week's featured blogger would be voted most popular. and that's not a stretch.

men, women, children and even dachshunds all love this guy.


i personally want to put him in my pocket bringing him out every night to drink martinis and hang out with me. is that weird? probably.


i can't wait for the 20SB meet-up this summer to see all the bloggers fight for his attention. hope the newf doesn't get too jealous : )

ok, enough of my jibber jabber let's get to the
main event!


Who are you and what is your blog?


Why hello there! I almost don’t know where to begin since I don’t think I’ve ever been
mentioned on this blog before.

I’m Ben and I keep myself busy over at No Ordinary Rollercoaster - a name that incorrectly suggests that I support poor grammar. Truth is, I simply don’t believe that rollercoaster should be split into two words and I refuse to do so no matter how many of you correct me in your blogrolls (sheep…).

Oh. And I also write for the world’s coolest dog blog . Hyperbole be damned.


Where are you typing from?

Halifax, Nova Scotia - home of Ellen Page, Sidney Crosby, Feist, Anne Murray, problem drinking and me.

How long have you been blogging and what platform do you use?

I’ve been going since January 2007 and have stuck by Blogger the entire time. Why? Because I know who my real friends are and no matter how much bigger Wordpress’ boobs are and how much money Typepad’s dad has…Blogger is and will forever be my platform of choice.


Sum up your piece of the internet in one sentence.

The daily shit that people read in hopes that the newf makes an appearance.

or,

A much less-arousing substitute for internet porn time.

or,

The Brady Bunch if everyone were gay, drunk, talentless or wiener dogs.

Your pick.


Are you an anonymous blogger or do you scream who you are from the rooftop?

Google Benjamin Boudreau for your answer on that one. I use to have the top spot for Ben Boudreau too but some hockey-playing douchebag has it now for his stats. As if that’s more important than the useless noise I spew out on a daily basis...AS IF, I SAY!


Do your readers know what you look like?

Yes they do. But do you know what most of them DON’T know? Most don’t know what the newf looks like. BEHOLD:


If you could become famous from blogging like dooce would you want to?

I thought so. Then there was this week where my blog was a little out of control and it made me want to be a half-crazy recluse. I’m going to say yes but know that I’d be sick to my stomach 75% of the time especially if a substantial number of people in Halifax started reading. I would hate that. Then I’d be an all-the-way-crazy recluse.


So you just drank a bottle of wine alone and you’re sitting at your computer, who are the three bloggers that you email or google talk with?

Jamie. Maxie. Rachel. For me, this question is not so much hypothetical as it is, “that time that this happened, who did you email or google talk with?”


How many blogs are in your google reader?

165 and I read every single one. Coincidentally, I have no free time and my eyes are bleeding.


If you had $1000 to spend and could only buy one item, what would you buy?

A house made of gold. DON’T RUIN MY DREAMS WITH TALKS OF BUDGETS!

lalalalalalalalalalacanthearyoulalalalalalalalalala


What’s your favorite thing to do after 10pm?

Last year I would’ve said be setting drinking records at the martini bar (I still have my 12 martini title!) but now that we’re all common-law married and shit, I just get in bed and try to convince myself that buying a house in the suburbs hasn’t made me lame.


Top three favorite movies from your childhood.

The Chipmunk Adventure. Silverhawks. Bedknobs and Broomsticks.


Name something random that I could find if I was snooping through your purse/wallet?

A crumpled up business card from the first job I got after graduating university. It’s boring, I know, but neither my dead body collection nor my shame fit in my wallet.

Link to a funny you tube video you like.

For adorable funny click here.

For obnoxious funny click here.

For something I worked on funny click here.


Wanna share a secret with me, I promise I won’t tell…
<-- that’s a lie, but tell me something anyways.

I’ve had a self-image problem since I was ten and I don’t think I’ve ever looked in a mirror to see what I actually look like to other people.


If you could trade places with one blogger for one day who would it be and why?

Tiffany because she spends every day dripping in gorgeous with a talented photographer husband to document it all. Plus that way I’d be coming out even with two mini dachshunds to play with.

On second thought, can I switch with her husband? It’d be kinda weird if I showed up and while she was away and was all “hey! Wanna hang out? What side of the bed do you sleep on?”


Who’s your blog crush?

See that 165 number of blogs on my reader? That’s how many crushes I have. Want me to list them all? Fack no.

Parting words of wisdom?

Always be on guard against the dutch oven.

who would have thought

Thursday, October 23, 2008

last week one of my roommates from college (bizzo) was in cleveland from st louis because her husband had a work conference in the area. we of course made plans to get dinner because not only was she in town but her 1 year old lilly was tagging along with mom and dad.

i should probably mention that my friend is also pregnant with her
second child.

to say that we are at different points in our lives would be an understatement - but you see that wasn't always the case.

back in the day at the university of dayton my friend bizzo and i were partners in crime, going out to the bars every single night.

one time freshman year we went out 15 nights in a row, closing the hanger (the best dive bar in the history of all dive bars) every. single. night. i don't even know if we went to class in between. it was a bit of a haze.

we were always staying up way too late, reopening the bar at 5:30am - we did it all, and thought we were the sh@t while doing it.


oh, to be young and stupid.

thankfully we obviously grew up, graduated, somehow got professional jobs and in her instance started a family.

her daughter is beautiful isn't she? just beautiful.

so while we were out last week i looked at her little lilly and said, "oh the things i could tell
you about your mommy". and in that instance the thought of talking to a friend's child about their parents past struck a chord in my head.

i mean my friends, my former wing ladies, my partners in crime - have kids! i don't know why it took me so long to realize this!

so i came up with a plan for when i see my college friend's kids when they grow up and start asking questions.

DENY.

deny everything.

20SB vlog day!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

so i have decided to participate in the 20 something bloggers vlog day today. for those of you that aren't blog literate a "vlog" is a video blog - get it?

the rules were simple - just film yourself answering the following questions:
  1. If you wrote an autobiography of your life in your 20s so far, what would the first chapter be called? What would the last chapter be called?
  2. Give us a tour... of anything! Your kitchen, your running route, your drawer full of mismatched socks, your favorite bar... anything goes. Just a guided tour.
  3. Tell us a story that is unique to you. It can be short or long, it can have happened today or when you were little. It has to be true and original.

well i'm sorry if you wasted your time reading those questions because i didn't answer
any of them, not a single one.

my vlog was thought up over happy hour red wine with georgia peach at fahrenheit an hour before it was filmed.

i made a rule that i was only going to do ONE TAKE, no do overs - no matter how bad or good the video came out i was posting it.

it's shot from my camera, the lighting is horrible, i stumble over my words and the sound isn't right but this 53 second vlog makes me laugh. A LOT.

check it out for yourself...




many thanks to georgia peach and nameless for starring in my first ever vlog!

move your body like a cyclone

Monday, October 20, 2008

i'm coordinated.

i can feel the beat.

i have the rhythm of the night.

basically, i have moves you've never seen before...

on the dance floor.

or at least i did. until i suddenly turned into a 40 year old white woman with four kids and a minivan.

when did the transition from me wearing tight black pants while booty poppin' to me doing the chicken dance at weddings happen?

it's like i blinked my eyes and i started dancing like my mom. now don't get me wrong, i do love my mom and her sweet moves but i'm not ready to succumb to them for at least two more decades.

i used to have rap-video-girl dance moves (all i wanna do is a zoom-zoom-zoom and a boom-boom) and i now i rock chair dancing with my fists doing weird circle like moves while i'm listening to huey lewis sing it's hip to be square.

it's time for an intervention. before i turn into a crazy mom in the below video working some black jeans and a holiday sweater while doing the soulja boy in her kitchen. gah! (that's not my mom by the way)





alexa needs her groove back and not the apple bottom mom kind of groove.

that's it, who's going dancing with me this weekend?

the life of a plum

Sunday, October 19, 2008

for those of you who follow me on twitter this recap may be redundant considering i already twitted the majority of it- sorry! but for those of you that don't follow me on twitter, what are you waiting for? follow me!

so after the sad times of thursday and friday i needed some fun on saturday, and that's exactly what i had. i think the fun times may actually call for bullet points it was so fun. get ready for some cleveland link love kids.

- stopping at summit mall on my way back to cleveland picked up two pairs of shoes (40% off), a new cardigan, a couple of deep v-neck tshirts, a gray blazer, a new shirt, some body butter from body shop and a tube of mac lipglass. i think i did pretty well for myself : )

- dinner at the tremont taphouse with georgia peach, her nameless husband, lappe and the birthday boy donatello. i didn't realize how good blueberri stoli went with short rib sliders - yeah, they actually don't go together at all but you get the point.


- two words, stoli dolis. while georgia peach and i oh so daintily enjoyed said stoli dolis at the treehouse in tremont the boys got quite a kick out of eating the vodka soaked pineapple from our drinks. watching their faces flinching on the almost rubbing alcohol like taste was priceless.

- donatello just buying the vodka infused pineapple for $2. it's the cheapest shot in the city of cleveland!


- running into an old friend at our stop at southside but realizing that we all wanted to get closer to home - downtown it is.

- ATTENTION CITY OF CLEVELAND - FILL THE POTHOLES ON SCRANTON!!! (AND that side street off of scranton that pops you out at sokolowski's that i don't know the name of!)

- donatello making a deposit into my poor pumpkin

- maproom maproom maproom maproom

- got to hangout with some friends at maproom that i haven't seen in forever - which needs to stop ASAP - hopefully at my halloween party! hint hint.

- decided that i needed to dance so i slipped out to meet up with bird and lippe at mercury lounge. still the same crowd which is fine by me - i'll keep making my appearance every few months.

- slept. on my couch. sweet.

- saw body of lies with MOB which although didn't get the best reviews we really enjoyed. i have a thing for CIA action movies, i can't help it.

- stopped at halloween USA with MOB and although we had fun trying stuff on i realized that i'm not spending $50 on a felt costume. no way.

- got carry out ty fun bistro with georgia peach, nameless and lappe

lots of cleveland love? check.

hope everyone had as good a weekend as i did!

in memory

Saturday, October 18, 2008

my uncle emanuel passed away early this week and i find it fitting to say some words about him.

first off, if it wasn't for his work none of us would even be thinking about blogging - fact.

my uncle lead the development for the first ever computer. he was a civilian working for the US government back in the day - he literally worked on the Model 1 - Series 1 computer at the pentagon for the department of defense. Back when computers were the size of a gymnasium.

in all of his decades of service for the government in the technology sector he briefed multiple presidents of the united states on the emerging technology and how it was going to benefit us all in the future. i think he was right.

now while all of the above work happened before i was even born. when he would talk to me about all his past work when i was younger i would be like, ok uncle emanuel, sounds cool. even though i had no idea what he was talking about. little did i know that he had received the highest civilian honor ever given out by the military. he was kind of a big deal.

after he retired early and moved back to canton was when my personal memories of him come. he always had a smile on his face - always was showing my cousins and i magic tricks with coins and handkerchiefs. always asking how we were doing in school making sure we were working to our potential.

he was also an avid horse lover and breeder of race horses but what i lovingly remember was him picking me up very early on saturday mornings when i was a child for my horseback riding lessons.

he would say his one regret was that he never married and had children of his own. but while that may have been the case, he knew he had the biggest family in the world - so many people that cared for him and that he touched over the years. he was blessed just as we were we to have him in our lives.

we'll miss you.

featured blogger friday v7

Friday, October 17, 2008

holy crap i don't believe this is the 7th week for FBF already!

yes, featured blogger friday (FBF) has now been made into an acronym, thanks to megkathleen douchegirl for shortening the phrase into a comment last week. it's fabulous isn't it?


woohoo to FBF!


this weeks featured blogger is crazy. but crazy in the best way possible. there isn't another blogger out there that can make my jaw drop the way she does. i literally stare at the screen shaking my head and laughing at her experiences.

so
if you don't read dolce, you need to quickly add her to your reader - you won't be disappointed!

get ready for something sweet kids...


Who are you and what is your blog?

My name is Dolce and my blog is La Dolce Vita.


Where are you typing from?

A hotel room. A f*ing hotel room with bad wireless. (Just so you know: Sheraton, Marriot, or Holiday Inn – I hate you! No, seriously, I hate you. You suck the life out of my blogging because you won’t invest in good internet service.)


How long have you been blogging and what platform do you use?

November 2007 – right after I realized blogging wasn’t just for celebrities.


Platforms are more than just for diving?


Oh. Okay…here’s a secret…I have three blogs and only one is anonymous…this one. (Good luck finding the others), but I use both wordpress and blogger and in my opinion, wordpress sucks ass.


Sum up your piece of the internet in one sentence.

I don’t know what my piece of internet is...Proving to the blogging world though my (mostly) embarrassing and (horribly) ridiculous stories that not ALL 20 something married people suck. –yeah, it’s hard for me to believe too.


Are you an anonymous blogger or do you scream who you are from the rooftop?

Anonymous. I tried to go straight this summer and I never felt more naked…and for me, that’s a stretch.


Do your readers know what you look like?

Um. During my "coming out" days I posted a few pictures and immediately took them down in fear of someone knowing me. Since this isn't my blog, what the hell.


Typical Dolce. Just so you know, that is NOT my husband.



If you could become famous from blogging like dooce would you want to?

What the hell is a Dooce???


It makes me think of a guy in the bathroom going number two. I would never want to be famous for something that reminds people of a wet Lincoln log. That is absolutely gross.


If it was a cool name like Dolce I might consider it.


So you just drank a bottle of wine alone and you’re sitting at your computer, who are the three bloggers that you email or Google talk with?

Let the flood gates open:


I’ll take it a step further…When I have too many glasses of wine or vodka I have tendency to drunk dial SO@24. –BEST conversationalist EVER – except when he wants to ride his bike. –Ask him about it, I hope he’s proud.


RS27: He had 37 margaritas…I had 42 glasses of wine. We would be the only ones who could call it a conversation.


If I could have one drunk dial, gchat, or e-mail with a fellow blogger it would be with D from Shallow and Very, Very Single. If there was a possibility of us ever meetings, I think we would both destroy our livers.


How many blogs are in your google reader?

Oh…I don’t know. The cool ones.


If you had $1000 to spend and could only buy one item, what would you buy?

Lottery tickets! Are you kidding me? Not any of those stupid scratches either. I’m determined to win the PowerBall…the 200 million jack pot.


I know I'm going to win. I can feel it!


What’s your favorite thing to do after 10pm?

Weekdays: Avoid the everlasting “show” my husband performs in his sleep. Once he thought he was Bruce Lee and karate chopped me in the stomach. Not cool.


Weekends: I’m usually half way to passed out but I’m pretty sure it includes Rock Band and wine.


Top three favorite movies from your childhood.

Hands down: SANDLOT – You’re killing me, Smalls.


Goonies – What kid didn’t want to be Data?


Annie – Yeah, it surprises me too, but I am a girl.


Name something random that I could find if I was snooping through your purse/wallet?

A letter from the IRS saying I own them 2k…they’ll get it…bastards.


• Just so you know, don’t trust Turbo Tax, it will f* you in the ass.


Link to a funny you tube video you like:

Alright- my soon to be sister-in-law and I constantly text each other lines from this song. It proves how in the gutter my sense of humor really is.



Wanna share a secret with me, I promise I won’t tell… <-- that’s a lie, but tell me something anyways.

If you've read my blog you know I have no secrets.


Let me see if I can think of one...


Oh! When I was 16 I parked my car at a friends house and forgot to put it in gear and use the emergency break. My car rolled down a hill and right into her neighbor's dining room. - I can't make this shit up. I was so shaken up that before the police showed up I put the emergency break up and the police reported it was a faulty brake and no one's fault. The insurance company had to cover $15,000 worth of damage to the house.


If you could trade places with one blogger for one day who would it be and why?

Hands down, without a doubt, WIND IN YOUR VAGINA. Black Hockey Jesus is a brilliant writer. Albeit, he’s the proud owner of a penis, he can write how the wind feels in a vagina better than any woman I know.


Who’s your blog crush?

Well, we all know who I’m truly in love with, but for blogging purposes:


I can’t pick just one; it's impossible!


70%: My ULTIMATE blogging fantasy is being smashed in the middle of a man-wich between RS27 and SO@24 – Mmmm yum… Be still my heart.


30% In(side) the Loop. This girl has style most of us only dream of. She’s amazing.


Parting words of wisdom?

Don’t slap a man in the balls while he’s sleeping unless he really deserves it.


doctor, doctor, gimmie the news

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


after last night's insanity of the browns beating the giants in their first monday night football appearance since 2003, i'm a little well, tired. but it's a good tired.

the energy of cleveland last night was infectious even the bums
were happy to take a pic with lippe and bird. who didn't want beer?

after hitting
maproom, liquid/fusion and late night pizza at 6th st pizzeria one would have thought i would have been a little groggy today. but the hangover gods graced me with a pass today and i felt just fine.

i love it when that happens!

and now in the worst blog topic transition ever committed in the history of all blogs i'm going to explain to you all why it is oh so convenient having a good friend who is a doctor, fifth year cleveland clinic medical student living next door.

top 5 reasons why having a doctor for a neighbor is awesome

1. he knows the universal sign for choking. which is helpful when i lose the how many blue cheese stuffed olives can you stuff in your mouth bet.

2. when i am really having a hard time recovering from a night out he'll come over and give me a saline iv drip, granting me instant hydration. gatorade is for losers.

3. doesn't freak out when i say, "feel this lump"


4. supplies all the latex gloves a girl needs. who doesn't love blowing up a rubber glove and wearing it as a hat?

5. makes house calls (see below)

numbing the wound - needle!!!!

georgia peach is obviously more interested in US magazine than the sweet surgery


so this house call was made possible by my roommate steph (the klutz) dancing with the concrete sidewalk saturday night. 6 stitches later the prognosis is good - she's gonna make it.

i was actually going to show the final stitched up wound but the pic was a bit bloody. i figure i'll spare the stomach queasiness of some of my readers. you're welcome.




p.s. i totally made up #2. but wouldn't that be friggin' sweet?!?

my night with suede

Sunday, October 12, 2008


when i found out that i was going to be hanging out with project runway's season 5 contestant SUEDE friday night i wasn't sure what to expect.

i mean i had talked to him many times on the phone and exchanged multiple emails but i guess you just don't what to expect when meeting
anyone for the first time.

from the moments i walked into zocalo mexican grille on east 4th friday night i knew it was going to be an interesting evening.

one pitcher of cucumber pepper margaritas please!

after the group of us were all getting to know each other better through tequila, little did i know that x-tina and suede were planning a little surprise for me.

apparently it was my birthday (shhhhh, don't tell the zocalo staff that it isn't really until july). one second i was sipping on cocktail, the next second i was standing up in front of the whole restaurant with a sombrero and maracas!

good thing i'm awesome at the mexican hat dance. ole!

i don't know if it was because we were in ohio or because suede is just that popular but every place we went he was getting stopped. people were screaming his name - it was hilarious.

we continued onto e 4th and stopped at pickwick and frolic heading straight down to the martini bar. where i spotted travis hafner looking cute as ever with his wifey and the t-shirt mogul himself daffy dan.

we bellied up to the bar and were joined by a few friends new and old.

suede and batch with the maraca.... hmm, i wonder how the maraca got there?

after a martini at pickwick we made our way to where else but a gay dance club - duh!

next stop drag show and dancing at bounce in ohio city. and hell no we weren't paying to get in - we had suede. us pay cover? hahaha

now this was where things really got nuts. the constant sound of shrieking boys and drag queens was hilarious to watch. oh em gee. to get away from it all we cozied up to a table by the stage and got ready for the show.


of course it was my *ahem* birthday again and i got on stage with the maraca passing it around to the audience. i also whispered in the queenies ear that suede was in the audience - which of course got him pulled on stage after the second act. who doesn't love a hometown boy?

we laughed, we dance, we had an all around fabulous time - i even surprisingly ran into a few friends who i didn't think would be there. if you know what i mean...

there is one thing i didn't like - when i would try to talk/flirt for fun with the lesbians they wanted absolutely nothing to do with me. i think they could smell the hetero on me - it's like they knew i was a fraud!

but did i mention how much a love a good drag show?!? cause i do.

x-tina showing her love with some money money money.


the queenie had some LARGE implants. not sure why she didn't make them perkier though.


the group dancing on stage after the show

after looking through all of my pics from the night i realized that i couldn't post 85% of them - i'll save those for my personal library.

hope everyone had a great weekend and to suede, thanks for hanging out with us!

featured blogger friday v6

Friday, October 10, 2008

i have been a sucky blogger/commenter this week. work has been kicking my behind, but instead of complaining i need to be thankful that someone wants me to do work for them right? see how i spun that?

thanksfully by 5pm today all of my deadlines will have been met, and i will be out drinking with SUEDE. i hope i don't spill my drink on him, i hear liquid stains SUEDE pretty easily.

thank god for featured blogger friday during this week of insanity because that means a fabulous blogger can do all the work for me!

this week's featured blogger is living the high life out in los angeles, looking for miss right. or miss right now - i think it depends on his mood.

when i started the featured blogger series this blogger immediately raised his hand volunteering to fill out the survey. and how could i deny him? he has an amazingly humorous yet brutally honest blog - i mean who doesn't enjoy reading about his attempts to find love? plus he is all around genuinely awesome!

i don't know what i'll do when he gets back in a relationship.

ok, ok, enough of my babbles. i know who you really want read about.


Who are you and what is your blog?

So@24 aka “SO” aka “Dude with the blue bar across his eyes”


www.Startingoverat24.blogspot.com


Where are you typing from?

I might be the only blogger that does my writing when I get home. I usually have to have a beer or two when I dive into the “more intense” posts. My job frowns on drinking during normal work hours.


Prudes.


How long have you been blogging and what platform do you use?

I started writing back in June of 2007


Blogger is the only way to go. None of that fancy schmancy wordpress witch craft. That’s right. I said it. Pick your side.


Sum up your piece of the internet in one sentence.

The brutally honest experiences and thoughts from a single guy trying to date for his first time at 25.


Are you an anonymous blogger or do you scream who you are from the rooftop?

I started off anonymous to protect others, but I’m not as strict anymore after my ex discovered my ramblings . I still keep a blue bar over my eyes in pictures, but I’ll most likely Facebook friend you if you ask. And I’m always down to meet up for drinks.


Do your readers know what you look like?

Readers probably got a pretty good idea from this post.


Or if you’re the anti-clicking-on-links type:



If you could become famous from blogging like dooce would you want to?

I don’t know who “dooce” is, but it sounds absolutely disgusting.


I don’t aspire to be a “famous blogger”, but if someone approached me for a book deal… what kind of asshole would I be to turn it down?


So you just drank a bottle of wine alone and you’re sitting at your computer, who are the three bloggers that you email or google talk with?

Wine is disgusting. Can I change this to whiskey?


I’ve been known to have drunk dials with Dolce til 3 in the morning. Pacific Standard Time. No joke.


I wish I was friends with Pistols at Dawn and could drunk gchat him. However, I get really intimidated by people reading my blog whose blogs are way funnier than mine.


Other than that, I usually just go through my So@24 inbox and answer emails.


How many blogs are in your google reader?

I don’t have google reader. Maxie tried to explain it to me once, but my brain exploded. I typically just go through my comments and click on the blog links.


If you had $1000 to spend and could only buy one item, what would you buy?

A piece of the Agro Crag. Doy.


What’s your favorite thing to do after 10pm?

Have a beer. Read a book. Cop a feel.


Don’t make me choose just one.


Top three favorite movies from your childhood.

La Bamba (not my Riiiiiichie!)


The Cutting Edge (toeeeeeee piiiiiiick)


Hook (Don’t mess with me! I’m a lawyer!)


Name something random that I could find if I was snooping through your purse/wallet?

A worn picture of a little girl I used to babysit. Is that creepy?


Link to a funny you tube video you like.

Click Here!


Wanna share a secret with me, I promise I won’t tell… <-- that’s a lie, but tell me something anyways.

I know way more about The Babysitter’s Club than I should.


Trust me.


** Spoiler Alert**


Book 3: Stacey’s Secret? She had diabetes.


If you could trade places with one blogger for one day who would it be and why?

Ben or Beardsy. You see how many comments from the ladies these guys get?


Who’s your blog crush?

I have crushes on anyone who takes time out of their day to actually read my writing. How flattering is that?? But I guess that’s a cop out/lame answer…


I already mentioned Pistols, but that’s more like bro-love.


And Kim from What Claudia Wore. Absolutely hilarious.


Parting words of wisdom?

I'll never understand how Dagwood scored a hottie like Blondie, but it gives me hope.