A Marriage Lesson

Last night I decided to make my husband a delicious and nutritious meal (well, nutritious compared to the crap we could have been eating). It consisted of veggie burgers, rice and sliced tomatoes. While you might not be that impressed, I was very impressed with myself because I didn’t have much at home to work with. I was 100% thinking I was going to have to run to the grocery store before I set out on a scavenger hunt of our kitchen.

Well, while I was cooking the rice, I was also:

  1. Doing laundry
  2. Emptying the dishwasher
  3. Putting clean sheets on the guest room bed
  4. Texting with my sister
  5. Watching the Real Housewives of Orange County

So I got distracted and burned the rice a little bit. But it was ok because I made enough that I could just soup the non-burned rice off the top.

I started to clean up and put the salvageable rice in a tupperware and scrapped the burned bits off the bottom of the pot. I left them in the pot for the time being, as I was planning to put them in the garbage later on. Unfortunately, Matt wasn’t aware of my plan and when he want to get some more rice, all that was left were the burned bits. Thankfully I caught this, just before his fork went into this mouth.

Me: “Wait… that rice is burned. Let me get you the good rice.”

Matt looked at the rice on his plate. Looked at me. Shrugged and ate it anyway.

That’s true love.

Or… is it just laziness?

Royal BS

Prince William gave his first post-baby interview today. And while I love William and Kate as much as the next royal-craving American. I am calling BS on the future king.

“He’s a little bit of a rascal, I’ll put it that way,” William told CNN’s Max Foster. “He either reminds me of my brother or me when I was younger, I’m not sure, but he’s doing very well at the moment.”

Umm, George is less than one month old. How exactly is he a rascal? A rascal is defined as “a mischievous or cheeky person.” So he is pooping in his diaper when no one is looking? Sorry to tell you Prince William, that’s what babies do. Just because your baby will be King one day doesn’t make him special.

And he reminds you of your brother?

I don’t think so. You were 2 when your brother was a newborn and I doubt you remember that. And yourself? You were a baby! You definitely don’t remember anything from that time. If you did, you would probably be suffering from all of the PTSD that pooping in a diaper and breastfeeding caused.

So I think it would be more accurate to say that George reminds you of a baby… because he is one.

Birth of Prince George of CambridgeMichael Middleton via PA Wire

I seriously doubt you’ve even changed a nappy. Stop setting the bar so high for all the other newborns and Dads out there.

Friday Afternoon Round Up


News for Dummies

Some competition for the cupcake craze

Tea time.

I would like these on my next birthday.

My niece puppy Bex does this too!

If corporate logos were honest.

Good advice from a great man.

The defense of the scrunchie

These pics are crazy

The kids who were in the kindergarten class that I taught are starting high school next year (yup, that makes me feel super old). Here’s some advice for them.


Fill Er Up

This week I hit another first.

I bought my first tank of gas (not ever, but my first for our new car). Because there is an app for everything, I decided to see if there was an app to help me find the cheap gas. And no surprise, there are quite a few.

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I downloaded GasBuddy and have to say, it is pretty sweet. Using GPS to locate your exact location, the app then shows you all gas stations around you and their current price for gas. Users can update the prices to ensure that they are accurate. I found the cheapest gas within a 5 mile radius (3.22 per gallon) and drove over to the station, which actually is right around the corner from our apartment.

After pulling up to the pump, the attendant came over to me as I was getting out of my car.

“Miss… It is full service.”


I had completely forgotten that all of NJ gas stations are full service! Just another thing to make me feel like a Jersey Princess. I was made for this state.

I definitely recommend trying out gas buddy. I mean, who doesn’t want to save a few dollars? It will help be you be this rich:
What It Means To Be "Broke"

Friday Afternoon Round Up

Hipster Traps

Mom, this one is for you.

Guide to naming your baby

This makes me like Mumford even more

A lesson in self control

Tiny Victories

15 Signs You are a Recovering Swimmer

I would have done much better in college if I had this!


Another reason I need a roomba!

Has anyone ever been here? Is it as awesome as it looks?

#16 is my favorite

The In-Laws

Matt’s parents came to visit our new place and they brought us wine and cleaning products. I definitely married into the right family!

Oh and Matt’s dad gave me pepper spray and a flashlight that I can use if I ever get trapped in our car… underwater. Now I am like a Boy Scout — always prepared.

Thanks Dad-in-law for keeping me clean and safe!

Liberty and Prosperity: Welcome to the Garden State

I’ve been keeping something from you. Matt and I are no longer New Yorkers.

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On Friday, after living in Manhattan for nearly 7 years, Matt and I decided to make the big leap across the Hudson to Hoboken, New Jersey.

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Although we have only spent a handful of nights in our new place, I think we are already adjusting to live outside of the city. We’ve done our first grocery shopping trip with our new car. I’ve been to a target. And we even did a track workout at the local public high school. Yes – I’m definitely loving this new-found city-lite life.

For those of you that don’t know much about Hoboken, here’s a taste.

Streets lined with beautiful brownstones
Streets lined with beautiful brownstones
From here Manhattan actually looks pretty
From here Manhattan actually looks pretty
More city views
More city views
We even have "celebrities" - like this guy
We even have “celebrities” – like this guy
And this guy who is pretty good at football
And this guy who is pretty good at football
And this real house wife family
And this real house wife family

And even though New Jersey gets a bad rep, I’m starting to come around

This guy is our Governor
This guy is our Governor
Matt and I are going to become couple friends with Teresa and Joe
Matt and I are going to become couple friends with Teresa and Joe
And pretty soon, I will be this tan
And we will spend our summers with these people
And Matt will get this ripped
And Matt will get this ripped
And I will be this tan
And I will be this tan

Yup. New Jersey is looking pretty good! Especially if this happens in NYC.