The Man in the Mirror

I’m not an Michael Jackson fanatic by any means, however you gotta admit, he truly was the King of Pop. Whenever I hear any of his tunes, the head’s bobbin, the feet are tappin’ – this girl is ready to bust some serious moves. Can’t believe it’s been a year since he passed away – went quick. His music will surely live on forever. RIP MJ.

You park like an asshole (pardon my French)

Hoping that no one sits next to you on the commuter rail during the morning commute is like hoping Michael Jackson will come back from the grave. It’s just not gonna happen. Today a girl sat next to me (in a 2 seater – the worst! – so squishy) while there were still aisle seats open in a bunch of 3 seaters (person near the window, no one in the middle, you on the aisle = makes more sense than you squishing in next to me in a 2 seater!) I mean, come on, there are a bunch of seats open! How did  you pick me?… I might look nice, but I’m not, I’m making fun of you on my blog right now, definitely not nice. I hope you’ve learned your lesson. To top it all off, she cracked open a can of diet coke at 7:15 am! Really

On another note … it is one of my best friends ever, my roommate from college, Danielle’s birthday today! Happy birthday D! 


She is a rock star!

I got to see Danielle yesterday (hadn’t seen her in a while) so it was so good to catch up – she picked me up at work (train break, so nice!) and we brought Chinese food in. So delicious. It was so great to see her – we have one of those relationships that it doesn’t matter how long you haven’t seen each other you just pick up right where you left off last time. Love those. 

 Tomorrow we’re going out for D’s birthday celebration, it’s gonna be awesome!

Today from 4pm-6pm, Copley Square there will be a free punkrope/boxing class from Healthworks! *sampling of Luna Bars and Pop Chips as well.

Burger and a brew Saturdays at Burton’s Grill offers the delicious pair for $10 – available from 11:30am-6pm at their Boston location – 1363 Boylston Street, (617) 236-2236 

Hey, next time you get pissed at the Escalade that took up two spots so that you couldn’t get into one which meant you had to continue to slowly drive around (like a creep), wasting your time looking for another available spot, DON’T slash their tires. DO leave them a nice little note… 

Jennifer Aniston’s next movie (not The Bounty Hunter with Gerard Butler, that comes out tonight) is due out this August. It’s called The Switch with Jason Bateman (along with Juliette Lewis and Jeff Goldblum) and it looks pretty funny! 

This time of the year reminds me of going on Alternative Spring Break (no not alternative lifestyle, just alternative to wet t-shirt contests in Cancun) with Merrimack. I miss those trips! Here are a few of my favorite pictures of our trip to Tijuana, Mexico my senior year (March 2008.) We spent time at Hogar Infantil La Gloria, an orphanage where a good 50 or so children are provided with a comfortable, loving home. Everyone on the trip fell in love with the beautiful children there, I especially with a little boy named Luis! If I could have taken him back to America with me, I would have. 

It was such an amazing trip and a truly wonderful experience.  If you’d like more information or to donate to the orphanage go here – 

Luis and I

The work we did :)

Baby Danny

Luis again!

Another shot of Luis!!

This weekend is supposed to be BEAUTIFUL out! I can’t wait to get to run outside, it’s SO much better than running inside on a treadmill with someone farting next to you. Enjoy the fresh air! Thinking of having a picnic, or going for a hike? You might find some good places here –

Enjoy! :)

Falling asleep on the train is embarrassing

Its been a long week, I’m pretty tired. Who isn’t?

I got on the train, grabbed a great seat (no one squished in next to me!), and opened my book. I don’t think I even made it through a full sentence; I fell right asleep. I didn’t just take a light snooze though, I full on passed out. When I woke up I was sprawled out, things everywhere, apparently just not giving a crap about people watching me with my mouth fully opened and most likely a little drool coming out.

I quickly got over the embarrassment, I mean what do you want me to do? I’m tired! My only problem at this point  – well maybe not my only problem, but my main problem at this point – was that I had to dig deep in order to find some motivation to go to the gym and run 3 miles. This is the last thing I wanted to do, but since I am training for a half-marathon and have made the commitment I decided to just turn off the complaints running through my head and just get ‘er done.

My workout went smoothly and when I was done I was really happy that I pushed through. It’s so easy to complain and to talk yourself out of going to the gym, going outside for a run, going to a class, etc. but you know that once you just shut up and do it you’ll feel great about yourself, maybe even a little proud. Even if throughout the whole workout you can not wait until you’re done and are able to just go home, it’s worth it.

Something that helps me keep my energy up is music. Here’s a playlist with a ton of good songs that’ll help you keep going.

1 – Put it in a love song – Alicia Keys featuring Beyonce

2 – The way you make me feel – Michael Jackson

3 – Sunday Bloody Sunday – U2

4 – White Liar – Miranda Lambert

5 – Call on me (workout remix) – DJ Hush

6 – BlahBlahBlah – Ke$ha

7 – Shots – LMFAO

8 – Good Day – Nappy Roots

9 – Superstition – Stevie Wonder

10 – Sandstorm – Darude

11 – Diva – Beyonce

12 – Shook me all night long – AC/DC

13 – We shall be free – Garth Brooks

14 – Africa – Toto

15 – Imma be – The Black Eyed Peas

16 – Hey soul sister – Train

17 – Don’t stop believing – The Cast of ‘Glee’

18 – Fat bottomed girls – Queen

19 – In my head – Jason Derulo

20 – Beware (Jay-Z remix) – Panjabi mc

21 – Cowboy casanova – Carrie Underwood

22 – Cecilia – Simon and Garfunkel

23 – Ain’t too proud to bed – The Temptations

24 – Fantasy – Mariah Carey

25 – Shoop – Salt n’ Pepa

26 – Telephone – Lady Gaga featuring Beyonce

27 – Rock with you – Michael Jackson

28 – I can’t help myself – The Four Tops

29 – Sexy chick – David Guetta featuring Akon

30 – Jai ho! (you are my destiny) A.R. Rahman featuring Nicole Scherzinger

31 – Mary – Zac Brown Band

32 – Be faithful – Fatman Scoop

33 – Hit me with your best shot – Pat Benatar

34 – I’ve got a rock and roll heart – Eric Clapton

35 – Love, sex, magic – Ciara featuring Justin Timberlake

36 – Love shack – The B-52’s

37 – Tambourine – Eve

38 – Party in the USA – Miley Cyrus

39 – You make my dreams come true – Hall and Oates

40 – Off that – Jay-Z featuring Drake

Yes, I did get a wee bit carried away. Oh well, hope you enjoy! Keep running!