The Big Apple
|Me in a nutshell||
I’ve been a mom of two school age daughters, 5 and 7 years old. I’ve been married for 17 years. I’m a librarian with a love for red carpet shows, make up blogs, romance novels, fashion days on QVC and HSN, plus-size protaganists, and pedicures. In an alternate reality, I would spend an hour every morning putting on my face and wearing heels to work. But currently, I’m the queen of the five minute face and comfortable shoes.
I love Rihanna’s daring style. I love Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s huge multi-cultural family, strange movies, and good deeds. I love Hugh Jackman and his chest hair. I love Ugly Betty because I worked at a magazine and often felt out of style and too smart for the scene like Betty is at Mode. I love Mad Men because I love analyzing Betty Draper and dreaming about doing bad things to Don Draper. I love listening to Maroon 5, Adam Carolla podcasts, late 19th century audiobooks, and house music on my iPod. I love entering contests, gouda cheese and red wine, dancing, a good laugh, a better book, and an even better movie.
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|I NEVER go without these||
1. Moisturizer, preferably of the oil free variety with at least an SPF 15. Right now, I’m using Rimmel’s Primer.
2. L’oreal Voluminous Mascara
3. Nivea creme tin
4. Rosebud salve
5. ELF eyeshadow primer
|Biggest splurge or steal in my closet||
Biggest splurge, a pair of knee high riding boots.
During an end of the season clearance BOGO boot sale earlier this year, I got 2 pairs of leather boots–1 in grey and 1 in brown. I get compliments on them all the time!
|do-gooder: Why I am one||
Oh, how can I say it without sounding like a self-aggrandizing pompous ass? lol.
|read, watch, listen:Favorite books||
I like romance novels especially the ones by Sandra Brown (more of the traditional kind), Jennifer Crusie (more of the contemporary kind), featuring cowboys and Australian cowboys. I like reading anthologies about the trials and tribulations of women like Naked: Black Women Bare All About Their Skin, Hair, Hips, Lips, and Other Parts. I have recently developed a fondness for Charlotte Bronte and Kate Chopin. I’ve also become a die hard romantic recently and have fallen for movies like The English Patient, End of the Affair, Something New, and Australia.
Maroon 5, No Doubt, New Edition, Masters at Work, the Spinners, Public Enemy, Jazmine Sullivan, Ricky Martin, Robbie Williams, too many to list…
|Favorite TV shows||
The English Patient
|home & living:My favorite room in my house||
My porch because it is the only place where I can have a quiet moment without intrusion.
|potluck:Five people (dead or alive) I’d invite to a party||
Drew Barrymore, Queen Latifah, RuPaul, Paul Newman, and Michelle Obama
|beauty & fashion: I can skip these||
1. liquid foundation
|eat, drink, be merry: Tell us your go to meal||
Pasta, grated parmasean cheese, olive oil, and vegetables tossed together. When I want to splurge on takeout (a.k.a. just a 1-night serving), I order shrimp pad thai and thai iced tea.
Oh, pancakes with lots of gooey syrup. The other morning, I had a chance to have a sit down breakfast of diner pancakes and a light and sweet coffee. I was good for the whole day!
|If I were an 80’s movie/tv/music star, I’d be||
New Kids on the Block