Sitting in my apartment watching the season finale of Glee, I have one thought — how ridiculous is it that all of these seniors in high school, about to graduate, think their high school relationships are going to survive the distance and drama of college.

Oh wait…

Matt and I met when we were 16, started dating when we were Seniors in high school, went to different college, dated for 10 years and are now married. I guess that makes us like Rachel and Finn.

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And that must make Kinsella Puck

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Or rather… is he Kurt?


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Endorsed by the Little Things

Whenever Oprah touches something it turns to gold. If your book makes it into her “book club” you are an instant best seller.

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If Oprah features your product during her “favorite things” holiday episode, it is be flying off the shelves the next day.

And if Oprah thinks you are talented -soon you will be performing in Madison Square Garden with a super star.

And eventually on Glee.

Unfortunately, an endorsement here doesn’t come with such incredible outcomes. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth something.

 Already, I have endorsed quite a few pro ducts and services on this blog:

Stitch Fix – a personal shopping service that is both fun and convenient

Pinterest – the most inspiring site on the web, hands down

Container Store – the best place to buy orgnaization supplies

Erin Condren – the best place to buy labels for your organizational supplies

Etsy – essentially, an online craft fair

Well today I have another thing to add to the list: SOAP.com

Living in New York City isn’t always as glamorous as it appears on Sex and the City. It is expensive. It is dirty. It is loud. And doing simple things like going grocery shopping or running errands is hard.

Very few people have cars. The closest Wal-Mart is over 10 miles away in New Jersey. And at the local Duane Reade, a 6 pack of toilet paper costs $12.99. And because I could only carry a few things at a time, my trips to the pharmacy for paper towels, Cascade, Tide and shampoo were frequent: 4-5 times  week. And then I discovered SOAP.com and my life changed.

With over 25,000 products under one virtual roof, they do the dirty work for you. From personal products like shampoo and makeup to household necessities they’ve got you covered. And they have great prices too! So instead of paying 12.99 for 6 rolls of toilet paper, I am now only paying $6.99! And here’s the best part: they deliver everything to your door within 2 business days for free! 

Now some people might not see the value of this service. Let me tell you – these people don’t live in New York City. And if they do, they are one of the lucky few who have access to a car.

So if driving to your local Wal-Mart or Target isn’t an option, I strongly encourage you to place an order at SOAP.com – You won’t regret it!

Now if only they could figure out a way to actually clean your apartment for you…

Gwyneth vs. Emma

Miss Holly Holiday is not only one of the best characters ever created on Glee, but she is also my boss (i.e. Gwyneth Paltrow is on the Robin Hood board which underwrites all of our operating costs, i.e. my salary!) Reason number 432 that I love my job. Tuesday she returned to McKinley High as the substitute sex ed. teacher.

Although I must admit, I have always been a big Emma Pillsbury fan. I think at the end of the day, I would vote for her and Will to get together over Holly… (sorry Gwyneth).

Thank you to the writers of Glee for making my Tuesday evenings(and sometimes Wednesdays and Thursdays if I DVRed the show) so enjoyable!

Food Network Challenge

While Matt and I both enjoy some of the same tv shows, like Boardwalk Empire, Gossip Girl, The Sing-Off and Mad Men, there are a few shows we disagree on. I can’t even be in the same room as Matt when he is watching True Blood, and he doesn’t fully appreciate Glee in the same vein that I do. One of the biggest tv disagreements is over “Challenge” on the Food Network. Every time I put this show on, Matt feels the need to tell me that he doesn’t understand the point of it, and quickly grabs the remote. If only there were a lock feature on the tv that would prevent him from changing the channel on me.

Last night, our apartment turned into the set from this very show. After coming home from work, spending some much-needed time in the gym and a quick shower, I spent the rest of the evening making holiday treats. I worked quickly to make as many different things as I could before my 11pm bedtime! I made fudge, peppermint bark, puppy chow and chocolate peanut butter bark. Only after I spent hours in the kitchen did I check my mailbox and see that I had received a package from my grandma containing nearly the same exact treats! Great minds really do think alike.

While the puppy chow is certainly my favorite treat to eat, the chocolate peanut butter bark is my favorite to look at. It looks like art – I had a hard time breaking it apart into smaller pieces because I didn’t want to ruin the overall design.

Happy Holiday Baking!

Another Reason Why Yale Sucks

After performing in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, the Sing Off has returned to prime time.

While watching this, my reason for living was fulfilled. I was cheering, clapping and dancing around my apartment. And hundreds of miles away, Abby was doing the same thing. If I ever had any doubt before, I am now sure that we definitely are related.

While some could argue that making it onto this show is evidence enough that Yale is “better” than Harvard, I would regretfully disagree. However, if this is what is means to be the best, then I am certainly happy to sit in second place. Great job Whiffenpoofs (honestly, just the name makes me a gag a little…)!

My vote this season goes to the Backbeats.

4 more nights of competition. I am already a little teary eyed that the competition is so short…

Under Pressure

As many of you know, on Friday I was featured on word press’ main page Freshly Pressed. I had an amazing response and a lot of new visitors to my blog. In the past three days, I received more than 5,000 hits, which is pretty incredible considering it took me five months before I reached that number of hits. It was quite a weekend and a truly surreal experience. Now I am faced with only one problem…

What to write about for my next post.

The pressure is unbelievable. I started having nightmares last night and have spent the entire morning brainstorming ideas… Should I feature a DIY project? Or a new recipe?  Should I write more about the Rockefeller Christmas Tree (it is standing now…)

 Or should I write about tonight’s highly anticipated Glee episode featuring Gwyneth Paltrow?

While all of these would make great blog posts, they didn’t feel “good enough.” I then got the idea to feature some of my fellow bloggers who commented on my post. However, more than 70 people commented over the weekend and I don’t think I have enough time to go through and write-up a summary about each of these wonderful blogs. Although, I am making a point to visit and comment on each of these blogs.

Then I decided that I would feature videos from You Tube that always make me smile.

(This is why I want kids)

 

(This is why I wish life was a musical)

 



(This is why no one fully understands Abby’s and my sense of humor)

 

(This is why I can’t wait to marry Matt!)

 

And while I hope that these videos brought a smile to your face, they still don’t feel like enough. Again, I am faced with the dilemma… how do I follow-up a post the received more than 5,000 hits?

This simple answer is, I don’t. I have come to the realization that I can’t change my blog just because a few more people happened to click-through to my site. If I did that, I would just be focusing on the big things because the little things would never seem good enough. The whole reason I started writing this blog was to keep a positive outlook on life. I can’t stop doing that because of the big things in my life. So while I am extremely excited to have been featured on freshly pressed and I spent the weekend approving comments and tracking my stats, my focus remains the same. I am continuing to focus on the little things in life.

Thank you word press for picking my blog and thank you readers and fellow bloggers for clicking through. I hope you continue to follow along, comment and spread PMA.

The Rise and Fall of Glee

Can we talk about Glee last night? My feelings for this show are certainly something I don’t hide, but to be honest, this season I have felt like I have been on an emotional rollercoaster with the kids from William McKinley High School. I have enjoyed some of the episodes, but let’s be serious, my feelings took a serious nose dive after the Britney Spears episode. Leading up to that episode, I was excited because Brit brings so much potential with her, but it was ruined by John Stamos and the terrible dentist dream sequences. I am not really sure which writer thought that was a good idea.

However, last night all of my negative feels towards Glee were gone and slate was wiped clean. This was done by the Glee club from Dalton Academy, an all boys private school. When Kurt decided to visit the school for a day, we were treated to the musical talents of the Warblers.

Now, for those of you who are also addicted to reality TV, you might recognize some of these singers. That’s right, the boys from Tufts, better known as the Beelzebubs, have joined forces with the kids from Glee. The Beelzebubs gained stardom when they appeared on the reality show, “The Sing-Off” hosted by Nick Lachey.

I am not looking to start a heated debate here, but I am pretty sure that during TheWarbler’s performance of Katie Perry’s Teenage Dream, I was transformed into a gay 16-year-old boy. And I was loving it.

Now all Glee needs to do it get Sam Tsui on the show…