Migraines stink (And 100 Days of Kindness, Day 62)

I started 2011 with a terrible migraine that unfortunately kept me in bed most of the day. It was painful and it stunk. However, I gotta figure that if that’s the way I’m gonna start the year, it’s gotta get better from here, right? :)

I hope everyone had a wonderful New Year’s Day. Happy 2011!

My kindness today: I didn’t have much energy for being kind to be quite honest. But Colin and I did get into a bit of an argument last night and so we both apologized to each other today. I’m pretty stubborn and it took me a while to say sorry, but I finally did because I felt bad! Plus he’s just so cute sometimes it’s hard to stay mad (lame, I know, but also true). It’s all good in the ‘hood!

And it’s just another Manic Monday

When I say ‘this weekend was a busy one’, I mean it. We had so much to do which made those two precious days go by so fast!

Friday I got to leave work a little earlier than usual, got on an early train and had time to relax before I headed out for the evening. It was so nice! I just vegged out in front of the TV – caught up with the cast of ‘Glee’ on Oprah. After spending time with Oprah, I spent time with Danielle. D and I grabbed some delicious sushi then headed to Merrimack to see their performance of RENT. It was excellent; I was very impressed – such amazing voices!

Saturday morning I woke up with a migraine. TERRIBLE! Like, seriously – why on a Saturday? I slowly got it together and made some moves. First move – buy Jack Johnson tickets for July 12th. CAN NOT WAIT for the concert – I loove me some Jack Johnson and I’ve never seen him perform. I have however met him at the Pearl Jam/U2 concert in Hawaii a few years ago. That was one of the best days of my life. Second move – go run important errands and browse a few shops. Since I dropped the ball on Rent the Runway, I figured I might as well have a look… I found a really cute dress to wear to the wedding so I was pumped!

Not the best picture, but you get the gist...

Saturday night was the wedding and although I had a migraine I powered through and we had a great time – so much fun! Bim looked gorgeous and extremely happy – her and Scott seemed to really enjoy the whole evening.

It was funny to be socializing/drinking/dancing with ‘work people.’ Colin was a huge hit as usual! I love having him with me at social events, he is so good – talks to anyone, doesn’t mind dancing, just likes to have a good time. He makes everyone laugh and people generally love him (especially me!)

OH! Also… I caught the bouquet! This little man visiting over from Thailand (Bim is Thai) caught the garter. I had to sit on the chair in front of everyone while this man put the garter on my thigh - in front of work people. Pretty interesting…

Sunday morning we got up early and hit the road – destination, St. Johnsbury VT for Colin’s grandfather’s birthday party! It was a really good time – I love getting to see all of Colin’s family. The drive back was beautiful (and I was actually awake for most of it.)

Still a little snow on the mountain...

Now, onto today’s business -

On 4/15 bring in a reusable tumbler and Starbucks will fill it for free in an effort to get rid of paper cups!

http://www.starbucks.com/thebigpicture

Conan just announced today that he will have a new show on TBS at 11pm starting this November – pumped!

http://justjared.buzznet.com/2010/04/12/conan-obrien-tbs-team-up-for-new-show/

Congratulations to Phil Mickelson for his Master’s win!! The good husband, dad, son, person, etc. won and that is something to celebrate. After a tough year supporting his wife as well as his mother with their battle against breast cancer, he won a battle of his own. He might have even taught Tiger a thing or two about karma.

Great article here – http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/news/story?id=5077009

Today’s Save – $25 for a trial membership at the Cambridge Athletic Club (25 day pass + 1hr free personal training session.) Not too shabby!

Also, check out Eversave on Boston.com -

http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/house/bargainbin/2010/04/welcome_eversave.html

Today’s Groupon – $5 for $10 at the Pita Pit – 479 Harvard Street, Brookline.

http://www.groupon.com/deals/p-ita-pit-boston

Today’s deal on wowwhatsavings.com is a discounted cleaning service – Crystal Clean Home Cleaning Service*new customers only.

http://www.wowwhatsavings.com/deal/Crystal+Clean+Home+Cleaning+Service

Today on Buywithme, $15 for $30 at Savenor’s (market) in Cambridge or Beacon Hill -

http://us1.campaign-archive.com/?u=17c5e85f775c10d8a0c755376&id=399c5192b8&e=de3ecae0cc

Wine Riot – Saturday 1-5pm and 7-11pm at Cyclorama –  539 Tremont Street, South End (617) 426-5000. Eats from Tremont 647, Red Bones and Masa.

Get tickets here – thewineriot.com

Go for a run tonight with Boston Community Runs. Three, five and seven mile runs are offered around the Charles. After your run you’re rewarded with complimentary appetizers. This happens every Monday at 6:30pm – meet at McGreevey’s (911 Boylston Street, Back Bay) and go from there…

Attention all ‘Massholes’, get ready to become a star!

http://gawker.com/5514861/get-ready-for-the-massachusetts-version-of-jersey-shore-massholes

Tomorrow, Glee is back with an all Madonna episode! More info here -

http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/popwrap/the_wait_for_new_glee_is_almost_9LdNCI3PspyFohhOVsN9XJ

And here is a preview from Broadway World -

http://www.broadwayworld.com/videoplay.php?colid=119520

Lastly I leave you with these two pictures…

Denise Truscello - Wire Image - From People.com

Why Heidi? Why? I’m sorry but this extreme boobage, extreme blonde, extreme sparkle, etc. is just not for me…

And…

People.com

Kim, your heiney is showing a little bit…

Have a good evening! I have a Glee-ful surprise for you later… Stay tuned :)

Actually, we’ve got a nice little Saturday planned

Today is Colin and my two-year anniversary – I woke up with a migraine and a pain in my neck – pretty much sums up the two years we’ve been together.

I’m only kidding of course – Colin has been amazing since the day I met him. But I did really wake up with a migraine and a bad pain in my neck so i wasn’t lying about that.

My anniversary treat made me feel much better! Colin got me a beautiful set of pearls and I got him a watch (they don’t call us the A team for nothin’! .. Actually no one has ever called us the A team, except us maybe. And only because we’re lame.) Due to the pearls, my family is now worried for us. Apparently one of the many Irish folk tales says something about the fact that you aren’t supposed to buy pearls for someone else. How is Colin supposed to know that? He’s a Guido (yes, even with the name Colin!) So, you’re only supposed to buy them for yourself. My Nana used to say that ‘if you buy pearls for someone else, there will be tears.’ So now my brother thinks we’re gonna break up. My sister told me I had to give Colin $1 so that I ‘bought’ the pearls for myself. If we break up I’ll give him back the damn pearls so he can take them to a pawn shop and get some money back, how’s that?

We’re making  a nice anniversary dinner tonight – steak  au poivre, sweet potatoe fries, baked mac and cheese and some red wine. For dessert we have a slice of vanilla bean cheesecake and a slice of cookie dough cheesecake (Colin stopped at the Cheesecake Factory on the way over today – he’s pretty good, I’m not gonna lie.)

              

For our anniversary we went and did some really fun and romantic things such as going to Costco to get new contacts and Whole Foods for some grocery shopping. Our trip to Costco was interesting; we had to drive out-of-the-way to get there so I just wanted to run in and out. When you’re hoping for something to go smooth and quick, does it ever? I told the woman I didn’t have my prescription but that I got my exam there with the Costco eye doctor. She looked for it and found it. She asked me how many boxes of contacts I wanted, they had them in stock, she rang me up, I paid, I was all set. I was pumped cause it didn’t take long at all!

But not so fast…

While I was making sure I had everything, I saw that the name on the prescription I was holding was my sister Megan’s, not mine. Excellent. I went back to the lady at the counter to tell her, and thus the craziness began. She went in the doctor’s office to get my prescription cause she couldn’t find mine at the counter. She came back with the prescription, I said I’d like five boxes please, she returned the wrong contacts, she rang me up for the right ones, they only had four boxes in stock, I said I’d just take four then, she gave me the stink eye, and then her two co-workers came over. I thought I was going to get kicked out of Costco for causing such a ruckus. Three people were trying to figure out how to void the coupon, how much money I was supposed to get back, ect. etc. They were arguing and giving each other ‘tude right there for everyone to see. I was getting anxious and it seemed as though my migraine was sneaking back in. I finally escaped Costco with my contacts (and two bottles of wine – after that experience I was ready to pop one open before we got to the card/receipt checker person!)

Next was Whole Foods. We had to get our ingredients for our anniversary dinner and I decided to do my grocery shopping for the week. I’ve never done a big shopping trip at Whole Foods but I was pleasantly surprised with how much everything cost; I got everything I needed and it wasn’t bad at all! Some granola, banana chips, walnuts, strawberries, blueberries, cantaloupe, green grapes, bananas, humus, english muffins, spinach, onion, cucumber, red pepper, carrots, chicken breasts, ground beef, yogurt, peanut butter… Lots of good, healthy groceries. When I got home I made a fruit salad for the week, sampling some fruit as I chopped and let me tell you – the fruit from Whole Foods is delicious. Highly recommend it.

On a more random note… I think I want a pet lamb. Dogs are soo last year.

I take back my dog comment. Look at this little bugger – my niece Lady. How could you not love her?

     

It’s 8:14 and we haven’t eaten yet. Colin’s cooking and I better get in there to see if he needs any help…….