Hot in the City….

May 23, 2010 at 8:33 pm (Day to Day, Exercise, Find The NY Coffee Cup, Hiatus, News, School News, Shameless Self Promotion, Updates, Warrior Dash) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

It is Sunday, May 23, in Chicago. It’s a blazing 90 degrees and I have been drinking margarita’s all afternoon. This is my first post, post-nursing, first year. I am done for the summer! Passed successfully the course, the final and the final-final for the past year of material. I will be enjoying this afternoon and evening and start reading some more stuff on Monday. It’s recommended. But, no pressure so its really more for fun. Haha.

Anyway, let me rewind the week, but fast-forward the boring parts (zip it Amanda…some people do not think this is ALL boring like you…har har) anyhoo…let’s see…oh yes…my sister (Amanda) squeezed out yet ANOTHER child into this world…good job! Welcome Everet Jase! Congrats to the family!

I passed my classes, I registered for fall, I paid for fall (lots of money I don’t actually have…and don’t even qualify for using student aid…but hoping for good luck with some working scholarship money, and I bought some lottery tickets also as a back up plan.

Saturday, myself and the family (kids and bf), babysat for the new bean so my sister could go to a wedding and try to wear sexy clothes and drink for the first time in 9 months. She looked cute but the alcohol didn’t take. She tried her best but we are thinking that the bartender thought she was still a pregnant lady and gave her non-alcohol drinks! We have to get that baby weight off! Which leads me to our next big thing…Warrior Dash! It is coming fast and neither of us is ready and I don’t have a baby as an excuse for my chub…only fast food and laziness. So that means you get to follow along on the progress all summer! I may have pictures…they are guaranteed to be funnier this year because they have that same wall for me to not be able to climb over again AND a new net-wall-army-thing that I will probably never get my big booty up on. So you’ll definitely want to stay tuned.

After the babysitting, 3 am, yikes, and an hour drive home, we get to bed at 4. Kids leave at 11 ish to go to an other-family-thing with their dad, and I get the idea to go for a nice bike ride with the bf, you know, get a jump start on the massive diet and exercise program that begins tomorrow for this entire household. The “Summer of Slim”, the  “Focus on Fat”, the  “Abolishment of Adipose”…we need a catchy slogan for my program, especially since we will all be crying by Tuesday about how hungry and tired we are of this horrible plan…and how we’d rather just stay fat…no no, not this year. My goal is my son. Slim by seventh…that’s good too…hmmmm….anyway, it’s happening and I will be unliked for some time this summer.

Back to the bike ride…we decided on a modest 9 miles (thank goodness the bf doesn’t listen to me, because I first suggested the 19 mile loop we were doing last year, which we would still be doing right now). So, to the trail, on the bikes, riding, riding, riding, sweating, hills, 90 degrees, more hills, sweating, still riding…9 miles is really long, even on a bike, if you haven’t done it in a year, finally down to 2.8 left, I was like, what???, man I thought we were done, but we made it back to the car and even went past and back to make it a nice even 10 miles. Felt good. Felt sexy, in that sweaty, I-just-exercised-don’t-I-glisten-in-the-sun kind of way! And then driving home we go right past this Mexican restaurant with awesome margarita’s and I said that’s what we should do…have margarita’s for the rest of the day. So we change, drive back, drink margarita’s, eat guacamole and enchilada’s with green sauce, and watch the Hawks win it for the city! But the fun doesn’t end there….we need home margarita ingredients!

To the liquor store…got it all, Tequila, mixer, salt, limes….and more heat. It’s still like 80 something outside, no air conditioning inside, wouldn’t put it on anyway because it’s only May, and it’s 8 o’clock pm. I’m on, like my third glass, but it’s hard to tell because it’s never really an empty-fill thing, it’s more like a continual addition to what is already in the glass thing. At any rate, it’s lovely, and it’s getting hard to type or see, because dusk is upon us here in the Midwest. My kids should be home soon. Dirty and sweaty from their day and needing showers for school in the a.m. Well, shower for one anyway…the girl broke her arm again and is limited to baths with her cast sticking out…I have pictures!

I have lots and lots and lots more stuff to tell and write and show and post, I have missed so much since Easter because of school, but I shall have the whole summer to amuse my loyal fan base!

I also have pictures but cannot post any because I am not typing this on my computer where the pictures are. My computer is trying to get reconfigured for better speed and quality of content. So this will have to be good for now.

I have money to post! I have found alot of spare change in the last few months. I have saved it all for you in one location so I can total it up and be very dramatic about it. And I have Cool Words galore thanks to my girl…she has been saving them and is anxious to start helping me. I have Warrior Dash training, and PF 5-Mile training, and get-my-son-slim-by end-of-summer training and healthy cooking (?) attempting, and music! Music music…I have been so slacked…playlists and inspiration….you do not want to miss any of it!!

Also I want to thank my followers, particularly the one who sent me the notice about the creator of my favorite coffee cup…the New York Coffee Cup….we are happy to serve you…blue with gold trim….passing away recently. I have the Time magazine write-up abut it and him and the iconic piece of history he left behind. Thank you for keeping me informed when I cannot!  If you want to see more about the cup, click here, NYCC, and if you just want more, I will be back soon with all the good stuff…hopefully late late tonight or tomorrow once the computer is fixed, the kids hit school and I hit the gym (training starts NOW), I also need some healthy food items in the house…we are down to coffee, 4 slices of bread, almond and rice milk, and eggs…which I am going to go boil right now for tomorrow.

Until then, have another drink, maybe one more for tonight, and enjoy the heat wherever you are. It’s good to be back! Cheers.

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New York Coffee Cup. Goodfellas. “…get to live the rest of my life like a schnook.”

September 28, 2009 at 3:07 pm (Find The NY Coffee Cup, Movies) (, , , , , , , )

Sunday night movie time! AMC, thank you! I haven’t seen it in so long and there it was. This is a fine, fine, addition to my little scavenger hunt! Check it out at the 9:12 mark.

I love this movie even though it’s long. Ray Liotta. Joe Pesci. The kids were watching and JP is so good onscreen that every time he came on the kids were nervous about who he was going to kill next. Uncomfortable tension that really projects. They went to bed so they didn’t get to hear my fav line, but I recreated it for you. Say it like he would say it.

Then watch this, 4:55 mark:

“And now it’s all over.”

“And that’s the hardest part. Today everything is different; There’s no action…have to wait around like everyone else. Can’t even get decent food…I’m an average nobody…”

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NY Coffee Cup and 30 Rock Rocks!

September 11, 2009 at 5:26 pm (Celebrity, Find The NY Coffee Cup, TV Shows, Video) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

It’s got some of my favorite things. Comedy. Tina Fey. Tracy Morgan. Hilarious one-liners and slapstick. The New York Coffee Cup–of course. It’s filmed in New York. It’s about New York. Twenty minute lengths! Perfect! I know I’m a little late to the 30 Rock game, but I am busy. This video is a compilation of Liz Lemon moments from Season 1. The cup is actually in the clips. But for you die hard anals like myself (not really worded well there) so far the cup is in: Season 1, Episodes 4, 6 and 8. We are only up to episode 12 of the first season, so that’s all I got. But. I love how the cup debuts in episode 4. Two of them crushed on the ground at Yankee Stadium with rats walking all around them. Lovely.

NOTE: If you can’t just watch it, which you might not, if you click the You-Tube Link it works fine. Don’t want to infringe on rights and all….NYCC is at the 1:30 mark.

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July 20, 2009 at 6:02 pm (Find The NY Coffee Cup, Phone Camera, Pictures) (, , , , , )

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Find the New York Coffee Cup. The Thomas Crown Affair

July 20, 2009 at 5:57 pm (Find The NY Coffee Cup, Movies, Video) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

Well aren’t we all lucky today?? Haven’t found a penny on the street in weeks, but I’m just finding those NY Coffee Cups!

And finding them in movies I’ve never even seen!

And then, finding the clips from those movies on You Tube!

And, strangely enough, The Thomas Crown Affair has Denis Leary in it, who I just had a dream about the other night! Seriously.

It was Friday night into Saturday. I won’t bore you with all the details but it was dream, dream, dream… and… kissing Denis Leary! I don’t remember what the rest of the dream had in it, but in the end it was me kissing Denis Leary. And he was kissing me back!

Anyway, here’s the clip from the movie. I just happened to catch this exact part while it was on cable the other day. There’s no sound for whatever reason, but the cup makes it appearance at the 1:30 mark. It may be in more parts of the movie, but I won’t know until Netflix sends it on over for me to see full length. Until then…Enjoy!

And in a related video…here is Denis Leary doing some comedy about…Coffee! Didn’t know this was out there either. It’s kind of old and it’s WAY full of SWEAR WORDS. Curse words, obscenities, whatever…NOT FOR THE KIDDIES! Otherwise…

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One more because I have a problem. NYCC / Ghostbusters 2 / Video!!

July 15, 2009 at 11:30 am (Find The NY Coffee Cup, Movies, Video) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Real quick, then I swear, I will do normal people stuff for a few hours. The cups are right in the beginning of the clip.

Thanks You Tube and posting people! See this movie too–if for some reason you haven’t in the last 15 years–my kids like this one better than the first. Enjoy!

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NYCC Update! Video for Men In Black!

July 15, 2009 at 11:14 am (Find The NY Coffee Cup, Movies, Video) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

So I’m searching now. I could not find any Sidewalks Of New York video. That’s fine. It was a small movie, arty, a long time ago, probably doesn’t have a huge fan base that would post.

But the Men In Black fans are out there and using their skills! Here are a few scenes for your enjoyment!

This one is about the :45 second mark. I like this whole part actually. It’s a good scene. Will Smith freaking out. Aliens making coffee! Ha. See the movie if you haven’t. You will like it. And scene:

You can skip to the 1:20 mark here or just play. It’s also at the 9:00 mark too! I always recommend seeing the whole movie! Here ya go:

And it’s here too! Right at the beginning!

Ok, so you get the idea! I have to go shower and change…my kiddies will be coming home in a little while. And I have to pay some bills. I’ll post more silly stuff later.

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Find the New York Coffee Cup! Two Weeks Notice!

July 15, 2009 at 10:35 am (Find The NY Coffee Cup, Movies, Pictures, Video) (, , , , , , )

I LOVE the internet. And I LOVE You Tube. And I love all those people out there that take the time to actually put these videos into the world so that I may easily reference anything I desire, to you!

Here it is ANOTHER New York Coffee Cup Moment in the very funny movie, Two Weeks Notice!

And here is the clip of the scene it is in. Please forward the video to the 5:15 mark and take a look!

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Find the New York Coffee Cup / Bringing Out The Dead

June 21, 2009 at 9:32 pm (Find The NY Coffee Cup, Movies, Video) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

Nothing will keep you in the house for the entire weekend like a free preview of every movie station on cable television. It’s ridiculous. It’s 90 degrees outside and my butt has barely moved from the couch. I need to exercise. I need to do laundry. I need to study.

I’m going to do a separate post of all the movies I got to see these last few days and give some reviews, but this is the only one with the NY Coffee Cup. And I even found video. Thank you, You Tube!

This is one of my all time favorite movies. It’s one of the reasons I became an EMT. Check out the clips, but see the whole movie when you can. You will not be disappointed. It’s directed by Martin Scorsese. Nic Cage, John Goodman, Tom Sizemore, Ving Rhames, Patricia Arquette, and more are in it. And it has a killer soundtrack. SEE THIS MOVIE!

You have to keep the body going until the brain and heart recover enough to go on their own.

Here’s the first clip. Skip to the 6:10 mark and take a big drink.

And here it is again. At the 4:10 mark is the coffee cup cameos, but the whole clip is good. This should raise interest enough for the whole flick.

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Good Morning, Rainy Thursday!

June 11, 2009 at 9:25 am (Day to Day, Find The NY Coffee Cup) (, , , , )

It’s Thursday. It’s raining. (But it’s one of those nice, rainy, summery mornings that makes you want to curl up on the couch with a good magazine. Books are still a little out of my attention span) First test grade at school is, officially, good. Kids are still sleeping, and my coffee is tasty and hot!

I’ll be taking my son for his 6th grade physical today. Shots! He says he will NOT be a needle-chicken this year! We are betting an El Famous Burrito lunch extravaganza on this. Will we be eating delicious Chicken Quesadillas, Beef Nachos, Chips, Salsa AND Guacamole at 12:30 ish today? Or will we be driving home in rainy, gloomy, summertime shame? Find out later!

I have to go hop in the shower. So for now, please enjoy this light reading about one of my favorite subjects.

10 Ways to Judge Good and Bad Coffee

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