Finish the Sentence Friday – Week #13

It’s time for this weeks Finish the Sentence Friday.   

”If I could hang out with any celebrity, it would be…”

If I could hang out with any celebrity, it would be all of the train wrecks. So quite a few of them.  This week I would have to say it’s Kim Kardashian. And not because I think that she is some awesome woman who deserves my time but so I could slap her upside the head and tell her to dress like she’s pregnant. That outfit that she wore the other day in NYC on Live with Kelly and Michael was horrendous. Now put it on her sister Kourtney and maybe it would look okay but come on. You looked HUGE in that thing. You would think being worth $50 million dollars that the girl would have a mirror.  

I would also love to hang out with Britney Spears to find out what exactly has been going on with her life the past 6 years. Does she even really know what’s going on with her life or is she just drugged so she is a functioning member of society!  

I wouldn’t mind hanging out with Lindsay Lohan because she seems to know where all the great clubs are (but I wouldn’t let her drive us to one). She is another one that I would have to slap. Someone that could have had a great career but is throwing it all away. 

On a little more serious side I would love to hang out with Oprah. I would love to tell her about my AHA Moment that I had a few months ago. I know that she would totally be interested in hearing about it, right? RIGHT? 

Here are a few more celebrities that I would love to hang out with and I don’t think that they need any explanation…. Ryan Gosling, Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey and let’s throw in a side of Ryan Phillippe.  If only I was friends with Ryan when he lived in my neighborhood a long, long time ago!!! 

I mean we are not talking about having any deep conversations with these folks, it’s not like I would be going to dinner with anyone of real importance like Barack Obama or Jesus. We are talking celebrities, right? 
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Finish the Sentence Friday – Week #5

It’s Friday, so you know what that means. It’s time for the Finish the Sentence Friday Blog Hop hosted by Janine’s Confessions of a Mommyaholic and Can I Get Another Bottle of Whine. I enjoyed writing this week’s posts! It was a fun one!

Finish the Sentence Friday

This Week’s Sentence: ”When it comes to reality TV shows, I…”

When it comes to reality TV shows, I am hooked. I can’t look away. Now I am not as bad as I used to be but I still have a core group of “reality” shows that I watch. I know that a lot of them are not really reality anymore. They are staged a bit (okay probably 95% of it) but they are still so good and juicy. I must confess that my favorite ones are mainly on Brave – I am obsessed with all of the Real Housewives Series. I enjoy watching New York City, New Jersey, OC and of course Beverly Hills. I have also gotten into the spin offs like Bethenny Ever After (well we see now that her ever after made her a lot of money, but also a big divorce). I am also getting into the new one from Beverly Hills, Vanderpump Rules.  I don’t know if I like watching these shows because even though they are all richer than I am and I am obsessed with their clothes, their shoes and their cards or if they make me feel better about myself because my life isn’t as dysfunctional as theirs. Either way it’s an addiction.  

Now I also must admit that I watch the Kardashians and all of their spin off shows. I am secretly jealous of Ryan Secreast. The man discovered a gold mine with this family. Now I don’t run out and buy their products or stuff but I do enjoy watching their family drama.  
I will admit that my reality show obsession all started back with “The Real World” and then with “The Newlyweds”. I really did think Nick and Jessica were going to make it work.  Oh well. But from there I started getting into Big Brother, The Osbournes, The Bachelore/Bachelorette, John and Kate Plus 8 as well as the ever so crazy Duggar Family with 19 Kids and Counting. Then I found myself obsessed with Jersey Shore and 16 and Pregnant or Teen Mom. It’s never ending!!!!

I have had to cut back on my TV shows lately, the kids are getting older and I just don’t have as much time to invest in TV that much anymore! But when I do watch TV, I will confess that most of the time it is some form of a “reality” show! 

So yes, I will admit that I am a reality show junkie! I am proud to admit it. 

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8 Things You Never Knew About Me

I decided that since I have so many new friends following me I thought it was the perfect time to share a few things with you about myself. If you have known me for awhile then you might already know this stuff. But if you are new to my blog here are some little facts about this mama! 

Number 8:
I spent the first 28 years of my life living in Delaware before moving to NYC and then eventually NJ.  I grew up in New Castle Delaware then lived a few other places around Delaware before moving to NYC in 2004. Then in 2007 we moved to New Jersey – which is half way between Delaware (where are family still resides and NYC where the hubby works). I have lived here in NJ now for 5 years and I still don’t know where anything is. Just ask my Jersey friends. They will ask to meet at a certain place and I ALWAYS have to ask where that is. I never know where people are talking about. But ask me anything about Delaware and I can probably help you out. I guess it’s time I better start learning about my new home state.

Number 7: 
I went to catholic school for 12 years of my life. I loved the education, my group of friends and the fact that I had a uniform. I liked getting up and not having to pick out an outfit – it made dressing in college a lot harder but I didn’t mind the uniform at all. From 1st grade through 8th grade I went to Our Lady of Fatima in New Castle, DE. Then for 9th -12th, I went to St. Mark’s High School in Wilmington, DE. Both were great schools and I wouldn’t trade the education or the experience for the world.  I must admit that I have horrible grammar (if you are a regular on the blog you know that one by now). Sorry guys! I just didn’t do well in English classes!

Number 6: 
I am slightly obsessed with cheesy boy bands and pop singers. I must confess that I still listen to New Kids on the Block, N’Sync and Backstreet on my iPod. Especially at the gym! I have also attended one or two NKOTB concerts recently oh and a NKOTBSB concert as well.  My obsession doesn’t end with the boy bands I still love Britney and Jessica. If either of them went back on tour I would soooo be there!!!! I know I am almost 36 years old but trust me after attending these concerts I realized that I am one of the “normal” fans. There are some crazy nut bags that stalk these guys!

Number 5: 
I am obsessed with football – most specifically the Philadelphia Eagles and the University of Delaware. I can’t help it. I grew up watching football with my dad and going to every UD game with my parents from the time that I was a little itty bitty baby all the way through my four years at the college. Now if you have been reading this blog for awhile you already know about this slight obsession. I just wish that I was little bit richer so I could start going to some NFL games and if we lived back in Delaware I would definitely be going to every UD home game!

Number 4: 
I am obsessed and I do me OBSESSED with celebrity gossip. I can’t stop going online to TMZ, Radar Online, Perez Hilton, etc. It has been an issue now ever since the website came out with a celebrity stalking site (a long time ago). When I was living and working in NYC it was an obsession. You could log on and read where people posted celebrity sightings all around town. So if you wanted to, you could go stalk them.  I promise I never did! I swear, I did have a job that I needed to go to every day. But then Perez Hilton and TMZ started and the obsession lived on. I check these sites all of the time and I love sharing the latest celebrity gossip with all of my friends. I even got my mom into those websites. But I do realize that the older I get, the less I know who the heck these kids are anymore that they are gossiping about. I was probably the last to know who the Twilight peeps were. I have less time these days to really read the articles but have kept up with the Kardashians and I know all things Britney and Jessica. If you were to quiz me in the latest celeb gossip, I know that I would get an A++. Just don’t dare ask me where a comma belongs!

My favorite TMZ starlet. She’s like a train wreck I hate to see the results but I can’t look away.

Number 3: 
I have a terrible (and I mean pass out on the floor) fear of blood and anything medical. From as young as I remember I always passed out if I saw anything gross or gory. I don’t know how I survived two c-sections.  Honestly I think it was better that I had c-sections than natural childbirth. The moment my kids were out the anxiety medicine was administered to me very quickly. I was okay during Ben’s birth until the end but with Sean I was hyperventilating the entire time. It was better that I couldn’t see a thing! Even though my husband did explain things that he saw later on. I am getting queasy just thinking about it.

I don’t handle my kids blood any better. I am dreading the day that they lose their first tooth (eww gross). Now I know that I get stitches at my dermatologist all of the time but I can take anxiety meds for that. I can prepare myself. I can’t prepare for the moment one of my kids gets injured. When Ben got hurt at school last month and busted his teeth/lips/gums, the teachers laughed that my first question to them was “Did the bleeding stop? Is he all cleaned up”.  I always thought that I would outgrow it but I haven’t. I still have the anxiety but I have gotten a lot better than I was just a few years ago! I mean just 6 years ago I never could have done the whole dermatology thing by myself. I always needed someone to go with me! Now I am an old pro. 

Number 2: 
I went to college at the University of Delaware and studied Consumer Economics! To this day I don’t think that I could explain my major. After college I worked in marketing at Wilmington Trust for a few years. Then when we moved to NYC I started working at Ralph Lauren Childrenswear – besides being a mom this was the BEST JOB EVER.  I did not have any experience with fashion or design whatsoever but that didn’t matter. It was such a wonderful job experience and there are a lot of days that I wish that I was still working there (and not just for the awesome discount). I learned so much about manufacturing and design. Oh and I made so many wonderful friends, had an amazing boss and overall it was such a wonderful experience.  It was just a great place to work. I miss being on the inside of the fashion world. Now I just live out my fashion life at Kohls or Target ! God, I miss Ralph!  
And the number one thing that you might not know about me is…drumroll please….
Number 1
I was born in January during the blizzard of 1977. Not that this is something special but I was born in an ambulance that was stuck on I-95 in that blizzard. My mom of course went into labor and had to call an ambulance (one because of the weather and two because I was coming quickly).  I just couldn’t wait and on the way to the hospital I popped out! I am just thankful that my parents didn’t name me I-95 or anything stupid like that. So as I tell people my 15 minutes of fame were the first 15 minutes of my life (I need to find my news paper articles about my birth to prove that I was sort of famous).  Now I know it’s not as cool as being born in a taxi or at a bus stop but still… it’s a fun story to tell. 
There you have it, 8 things that you probably never wanted or needed to know about me, but now you do! Why only 8 and not 10? Well that’s all that I could think of today! Ha!

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