Monday, November 30, 2009

Hottie of the week Chace Crawford

After a terrible Monday I needed some good eye candy. Ladies this week I give you Chace Crawford. Gossip Girl always cures my Mondays and this week didnt disappoint. I always feel so bad for him. Those boyish good looks, shaggy hair, square jaw and beautiful eyes. He can cuddle with me ANY day!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

I'm Thankful

I stole this from the Southern Domestic Goddess . As my readers know I'm not keen on Thanksgiving. After my Dad passed away I dont feel like we have much to celebrate anymore. Even as I write this I'm crying. It seems like every Thanksgiving my Mom, brother, and I try our best to enjoy this holiday. Last night I stayed at my moms and we cooked and prepared the table and gave each other pedis. My brother announced yesterday that he would swing by for lunch around 2 and then he and his wife and kids would head out to California. My mom's boyfriend and his daughter came.

It was a little awkward having my mom's boyfriend be part of our traditions but it was nice to see her happy. His daughter is super nice and we have a good conversation about her going off to college and joining a sorority. My brother swooped in and they were gone in an hour. Again, not a terrific Thanksgiving but I want to find things to be thankful for today.

I'm thankful for my wonderful friends who support me in all my crazy ideas and are always up for a good time!

I'm thankful for my Mom who is my best friend even though she keeps trying to set me up with random people.

I'm thankful for my Dad's sisters and their families for keeping us all close throughout the years.

I'm thankful for my brother for giving me my niece and nephew who I love endlessly.

I'm thankful for my wonderful dog Jackson who sits by my side even when I'm mad at him.

I'm thankful for my roommate who has been my best friend since we were 2 and understands me better than anyone.

I'm thankful for alcohol to make the holidays a little more lively (i'm not a alcoholic I swear).

I hope all of you had a wonderful thanksgiving. I'm about to eat some leftovers and watch Miracle on 34th Street. The Wallace's DO love Christmas!!!!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Hottie of the week

Tonight I went to see New Moon with my roommate. I have read the entire series and I have been team Jacob since book 2. I know I'm 26 years old but I am in no way ashamed to be a fan of this series. If you have read the books and agree with me let me know. I am pro Jacob because he has a higher body temperature, I dont want to cuddle up to something stone cold. I want a hot man (literally). Jacob is also better to go on dates with because he actually eats food and doesnt make you feel like a fatty. In the movies Jacob (Taylor Lautner) is SO HOT! He pretty much was sans shirt the entire movie and although he is only 17 I would love to do bad things to him. Here are some photos of this weeks hottie, Taylor Lautner aka Jacob Black.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Put a Good Buzz on

I've noticed more and more lately the impatience of people driving down the road. I'm not a saint when it comes to this but twice today I had someone honk at me because I didnt go immediately after the light turned green. I also had a girl almost side swipe me because she was driving so fast down the parkway. I have a solution that will solve more than this problem.

Lets all get high! (sorry mom but you know its true). I did some research prior to this blog post that crime per capita in Amesterdam is relatively low. For example there per capita murder rate is 1.8% and ours is 8.2%. People who are high dont use guns because they are too lazy to get off the couch to get it. This one is better. Stoned people dont fight as much (maybe it takes too much coordination) the per capita assault rate in the US is 7.6 and in The Netherlands its 2.7. Thats a big difference.

I can pretty much guarantee that The Netherlands dont have as many sexual predators and rapes as we have here in the US. Why is that you ask? Easy, when guys are stoned, they cant get it up (I heard that somewhere Mom). In fact here is a stat for you the rate of Rapes in The Netherlands is .01 to every 1,000 and in the US its .03 to every 1,000. In fact the US is #9 on the list of rapes per capita. I cant even find a list of other sex related crimes which I believe would go down if you get a bunch of perverts high.

I also think we should kick sex offenders out of the US and put them on an uninhabited island somewhere. We would make sure there are some rabid monkeys so that when the sickos try something they learn their lesson quickly. That too is a post for another day. 

Okay, Bringing it back. If we were allowed to smoke weed like people smoke cigarettes then everyone would slow down a little. We would drive slower, be less stressed at work. Granted we would probably eat more and be fat but I think crime would drastically decrease because no one will care. So if I want to sit at the green light all day its okay because I'm taking my time and enjoying life!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Man Candy of the week Ian Somerhalder

IAN SOMERHALDER! Found fame in LOST as Boone and now starring in the Vampire Diaries. He is delicious. Hope this makes your Monday a little better.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Why I hate Thanksgiving

When I was 14 years old my grandmother went into a diabetic coma the night before Thanksgiving. When I was 16 years old my brother got married on Thanksgiving. At age 22 my other grandmother passed away the day after Thanksgiving and when I was 23 my Dad passed away shortly after the worst holiday ever. I tell people this story when they ask why I dont like Thanksgiving. We try to make the most of it. Last year we got together at my brothers house and cooked all of our family favorites. The year before we went to Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton, SC (here is the site you have to see this) where we ate amazing food, rented a house, and spent the day at the spa.

I'm DETERMINED to have a good holiday season this year. I have started planning what I will cook for Thanksgiving and I've started Christmas shopping. But as hard as I try I know that the innocence is gone. I want to be as happy now as I was in this picture with my Aunt and Uncle. I was just thrilled to have a new care bear.

On Friday my grandfather will go to Emory to have a consultation on an upcoming heart surgery. He just turned 83 and I am fearful about my history with the holidays. I will stay positive and have started posting a daily Christmas video on facebook to put me in the mood.

Just another photo to share, as happy as I was Christmas 1985 here is my happy nephew at Christmas last year. He was laughing under that storm trooper helmet I promise. Thats all it took was a light saber and a costume.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Man Candy of the week

After spending a week with celebrities and watching great films at the Savannah Film Festival I'm sad that I will not be seeing good looking men everyday. I am sharing another montage of a good looking celebrity for you to enjoy for the week. This week I give you Van Wilder also known as Ryan Reynolds. His defined jaw line and defined abs make him a total HOTTIE! Enjoy ladies.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

When we were young

 My niece is writing her first research paper. She is in the 5th grade. I made the mistake of looking at her and saying "When I was your age we played outside until dark and didnt stay cooped in the house writing research papers, that is what middle school is for". 

This sparked a conversation that provoked a lot of thought on my end. As I shook my head and thought, "My how things have changed". I started telling my niece what things were like when I was a kid. Here are some great ones. 
  • We had to fast forward through entire songs to get to the next one
  • If you werent home to answer the phone then you werent going to talk on it
  • We showed up at people's houses just to see if they were home and to say hey
  • We were allowed to ride our bikes all over town and played until the sun went down
  • Our video games had wires attached so you had to sit close to the tv
  • Our female role models wore LOTS of clothes and didnt have to go to rehab
  • We would race home in the afternoons to watch our favorite cartoons and get up early on Saturday to do the same
  • Cereal came with toys IN the box, you didnt have to send away for it
  • We wrote letters to our friends at school, we didnt text them
  • Our computers came with 1 screen color (usually green or orange). 
  • The Oregon Trail was the BEST computer game EVER!!
  • We never wore helmets when we rode bikes and we are fine
  • We had our birthday parties at the skating rink or at someone's house
  •  We opened presents at our parties in front of our friends (its weird that they dont anymore
I got this email this morning and it prompted me to finish this blog post that I've been thinking about for a week

When we were  young (its for older generations but some still apply)

First, we survived being born to mothers
Who smoked and/or drank while they were

They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing,
Tuna from a can and didn't get tested for diabetes.

Then after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby cribs covered with bright colored lead-base paints.

We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles,
Locks on doors or cabinets and when we rode
Our bikes, we had baseball caps not helmets on our heads.

Riding in the back of a pick-up truck on a warm day
Was always a special treat.

We drank water
From the garden hose and not from a bottle.

We shared one soft drink with four friends,
From one bottle and no one actually died from this.

We ate cupcakes, white bread, real butter and bacon.
We drank Kool-Aid made with real white sugar.
And, we weren't overweight.


Because we were
Always outside playing...that's why!

We would leave home in the morning and play all day,
As long as we were back when the
Streetlights came on.

No one was able
To reach us all day. And, we were O.K.

We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps
And then ride them down the hill, only to find out
We forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes
a few times, we learned to solve the problem.

We did not have Playstations, Nintendo's or X-boxes.
There were no video games, no 150 channels on cable,
No video movies or DVD's, no surround-sound or CD's,

No cell phones,
No personal computers, no Internet and no chat rooms.

And we went outside and found them!
We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth
And there were no lawsuits from these accidents.

We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt,
And the worms did not live in us

We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays,
Made up games with sticks and tennis balls and,
Although we were told it would happen,

We did not put out very many eyes..
We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and
Knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just
Walked in and talked to them.

Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team.
Those who didn't had to learn to deal
With disappointment.
Imagine that!!

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