Ten on Tuesday

October 8, 2013

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1. September 20th I turned 30. I was really stressed out about turning 30. I thought I would suddenly wake up feeling different. I have to tell you though it is not that much different. (blog post to come.)

2.  Gravity. SPOILER ALERT: The clowny Indian astronaut dies, the shitty Russian Space station has no fuel and is completely worthless and the crappy Chinese space station will catch fire for no apparent reason. American exceptionalism wins in the end.

3. I need a beach retreat. I know it is only October and not even that cold yet but I need the sun and sand. Let the planning commence.  Puerto Rico? Florida? Hawaii?

4. I have been rather obsessed with singing songs with my 13-year-old nephew some include:

What does the Fox say?

Paula the Koala.

5.  Back on the attack at the gym. Feels good to be back at it and not to be wasting my monthly membership fees. You can see me tonight on the Elliptical. I am also food planning and logging. Only day 3 but I am doing great. I love taking back control.

6.  I went on a church retreat this previous weekend. Yes you read correctly a church retreat. It was with a dear friend of mine and her church. I simply adored the women I met and felt the teachings were amazing. The speaker was amazing plus I got a hot stone massage. Win Win.

7.  I am still watching Lost daily at work. I am on season 3 and I have to admit I am not liking it as much this season. Also what is with all this Breaking Bad sadness. I never watched the show.

8. I signed up for Booktober swap at Land of Candy Canes

9.  Tonight.

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10.  I am having a Thirty-one party on the 19th. If anyone wants to order anything follow the link. The products are amazing. I can answer most questions because I have an addiction.

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Ten on Tuesday

August 13, 2013

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1. Remember my friend Sandy I mentioned a few weeks back. We got those awesome Henna tattoos in Jersey last summer, while she is not into the idea of kool-aid henna. She is an amazing friend and her support is unwavering and reminds me daily how blessed I am in life to have people like her in my life. I have been holding a lot on my heart lately and I have been keeping to myself because of it, staying a distance from our friendship and today I finally broke and had a wonderful conversation with her that reminded me that she is one of my biggest fans and loves me for me. It is good to be loved.

2. I have been on an unofficial Twitter break and I slightly miss the Twitterverse. I do not miss the person I was on Twitter, I don’t miss being consumed by other people and faking it to make it. I have changed my Twitter handle back to BuffaloPeach because that is who I am and maybe I will be back someday but not sure when they that will be and I am OK with that.

3. I am a running machine. I love it. I look something like this though.

4.  My first niece Olivia was born. She is amazing and beautiful. I loved her instantly. She came into this world a fighter. She was born with a rare neuro tube defect.  She will be having surgery today at just 5 days old. The outlook is good and she came home this past weekend.

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5.  Orange is the New Black was my new addiction. Then I watched them all and I am wanting for more.

6. I keep looking at all these craft project on pinterest. Who am I kidding, I am not going to be doing crafts anytime soon.

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9.  I went camping this past week. It was Brilliant. I hiked to bear caves, paddled a paddle boat that took on water like the Titanic, got stung by a bee in my neck and wiped out on my bike. Nothing like having blood spraying from your leg from a bike chain wound. All the injury aside it really was lovely and I would do it all over again.

10. Did I mention I had my face painted like a pirate with Devin. Sometimes I just want to be a pirate.

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Ten on Tuesday

July 9, 2013

1. Back at work after a two-week vacation is kicking my ass but at the same time I am loving every minute of it. There are so many great things happening around my office lately and big steps for me in the near future.

2. Yesterday was my first No Boundaries class. I was terrified to go, Seriously terrified. I didn’t even want to get out of the car. I was sitting there watching people show up and thinking wow these are some skinny bitches. Tara at A life Changing Journey told me before, that everyone has their own journey and you never know where they started, where they came from or where they are going. Remembering that is what made me get out of my car. When I finally got over the group they had already started talking and I did not get to sign in right away but I actually think that worked out better for me because when I was able to sign in I think the group leader could tell I was well scared. She was amazingly nice actually everyone was amazingly nice. The warm up walk I walked with one of the mentors and she was awesome. I ran into one of my sisters co workers and she was awesome. As we were about to start actually running, I was standing next to woman named Lisa and she was awesome. I assume by now you get the theme they were all awesome. I had so much fun. Me having fun running. What the hell is happening. I am excited to do the other runs this week before we meet up next Monday night. Now the only thing I can think is, what was I so afraid of? I may not have been the fastest or the most graceful but I did the first run and was proud of myself and I think the random high-five at the end was what I liked the most. I want to run more because I want more high fives in my future.

3. Remembering last summer at the Jersey Shore with one of my amazing friends Sandy and our Henna. We called our hand claws. I just stumbled upon DIY Koolaid Henna. I wonder if she would be done for another summer round of Henna goodness.

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4. This week I will be making my niece a bow holder and all the Bows to go along with it. I can’t wait to meet Ms. Olivia.

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5. This.

6. My sunburn reach epic levels on vacation.

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Self Covered in Sand and Sweat.

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Loved this scene in Hollywood Studios.

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Ten on Tuesday

May 21, 2013

Hello Tuesday!!!

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1. The Great Gatsby is the book that gave me my love for Literature. As you could assume I was over the moon to see the new version on the big screen. I feel it was faithful to so much of the novels language but the movie ends up romanticizing what Fitzgerald spent the book de-romanticizing. I have to say though Leonardo DiCaprio gives us the full Gatsby, assured yet insecure, and he’s magnificent. I normally hate Leonardo.

2. I had a mini Grey’s Anatomy marathon. I watched 4 episodes the other day. I am not sure how I feel about this season. I do feel they have toned down the ridiculous. I am saddened by the possible death of Richard Webber.

3. The last two weeks I have made a journey to Syracuse. Not my normal route of travel but still has been fabulous. The first trip was part fun and part emotional experiment because you know always a good idea to mess with your emotions. The second one was to Destiny USA with these lovely ladies. I absolutely adore each and every one of them and wish we could see each other more often. Each of us had to made a little trek to a central location and mine was by far the longest but it was totally worth an evening of laughter.

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4. My Sister in Law’s baby shower was this past weekend. Over all I will give it a 8 out of 10. Not really what I would have wanted but it was nice and my cake was fabulous. Everyone loved it and I am really feeling confident with this cake making stuff. I am hoping to maybe expand into a profitable side business sometime soon. My mom keeps offering to help me with it, I just am scared of failure.

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5. Camping. I am planning a wicked camping trip this Summer at Allegheny State Park. It shall be epic.

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7. Work is crazy busy and I am on a mission. Day one of the mission has been a huge success.

8. I am officially done spending the dollars until my vacation in the end of June.

9. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone effect by the Tornado in Oklahoma.

10. This…

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Random Thursday

March 28, 2013

Time to partake in another Random Thursday…

The Notebook

No words just love.

Jane Eyre 

Tortured Romance makes me swoon. This story is timeless and simply amazing.

To Kill a Mockingbird

This is one of my favorite books and movies. It is a oldie but a goodie in my eyes.

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Run, Mud, Love, Read

March 26, 2013

Lately I have been thinking about goals. I have no idea where this life of mine will take me. I have learned recently the planned life is not always the best life.  I am not going to make a long drawn out list anymore but simply focus on things in the moment and those currently are:

Run.

Color Me Rad 5K. June 22, 2013 in Western NY. I think this will be great as my first running 5K.

Mud. 

Tough Mudder. While I don’t know what event I am going to do as of yet. I know I am going to do one. I have been doing at least an hour of Cardio daily and started the Tough Mudder training. Though, I think this will be more mental than physical.

Love. 

Love the skin I am in. I have been having a really hard time loving myself from the outside in. I love who I am on the inside but I don’t love what I see on a daily basis. I have felt this way for some time now. A very wise friend recently told me I need to learn to love myself  completely. Otherwise I can do all the exercising I want and eat totally healthy and get no where. While I don’t know if I fully believe her. I do trust her and at the end of the day I do need to love myself completely. This has caused me to look at pictures of myself. I am not a picture person by any means and I don’t share them. I normally hate them all. I have found a  few that I can stand. With that my first step to loving myself… sharing me.

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Read. 

I want to get back to reading on a daily basis. Over the last month I have not been reading as much as I once did. I have been sucked into the land of TV. I hope to get back to reading more.

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10 on Tuesday

March 12, 2013

Another Tuesday another Ten…

1. Girls.

I love the HBO show girls. I don’t enjoy watching Hannah shove a Q-Tip in her ear until it bleeds but what I do like is that they are showing the real thing, not OCD the cute, prissy condition where you line up your paper clips. They move the problem from perhaps a bit superficial place and move it to realistic and disturbing. She inserts a Q-tip into one ear and traumatizes it, causing a bloody mess and giving the episode its great line (“I heard hissing” after the puncture). She visits the emergency room. But in the episode’s last scene, she grabs the difficult third rail of mental illness once again, showing us Hannah placing a new Q-tip into the other ear. And counting.

I think they are willing to portray real OCD, not the scrubbed down and kinda fun version where people are cleaning their hands at inopportune times or else hopping over cracks in the sidewalk. They are trying—I hope—to pull the mental illness away from the lighthearted and silly, and show it as the anguishing compulsion that requires immediate attention.

I could have lived without Adams cum shot.

2. Pope.

Last night I was awake until 3 am watching CNN about the election of a new pope. I learned:

There are politics involved. They have front runners. People are talking like this is a political election compared to a spiritual decision.

2 of the 10 front runners they talked about are American. I vote American. Wait, I can not vote. Only Cardinals under the age of 80 can vote.

Black smoke, no pope. White smoke, success.

The Sistine Chapel is beautiful and I must visit.

Technically, any adult Catholic male can be elected to the papacy, but the last pope not chosen from the College of Cardinals was Urban VI in 1379.

3. Anderson Cooper.

Since I have been watching CNN for the last several hours. Who am I kidding? I watch CNN 24/7. I know I have an addiction and now I am wondering is my addiction CNN or is it Anderson Cooper. I record his afternoon talk show everyday as well. Several people at work like to pick on me saying I love Anderson Cooper but that he will never love me back. I am finally outing myself. I do in fact Love Anderson Cooper. Also, I always assumed he was homosexual but the day he came out I was proud and sad at the same time. I still have hope that someday he will meet me and fall in love. I would be totally cool with just being best friends.

4. Ghost Ship.

While that Carnival cruise ship finally limped home the other week, this abandoned Russian cruise ship “has been adrift in the North Atlantic since January, after breaking free from a towing line as it was being delivered from Canada to a scrapyard in the Dominican Republic.” The Lyubov Orlova once brought tourists to Antarctica as seen in the photo above but has now been spotted drifting towards Europe with a crew of rats. It’s a lot more romantic to imagine this ship disappearing in Antarctica.

Note to self: You are a not a boat person.

5. The Underwater Project.

Late night at Frothers from Mark Tipple on Vimeo.

Seriously it is beautiful.

6. Gun Hoofs.

Gun Hoofs by Iris Schieferstein… These make Christian Louboutin’s lion paw pumps look tame.

7. DietBet.

One week in and I have lost 6.8 Pounds. I am extremely proud and makes it easier to kick ass as the month goes on. I am craving sugar hard core though. Any suggestions for a Starbucks drink that is not completely ridiculously bad for me?

8. Argo

I finally watched Argo. Affleck once again proves himself to be one of Hollywood’s best and most consistent directors. Phenomenal writing and phenomenal acting in a movie that seems to be James Bond for pacifists. My only qualm is the lack of historical accuracy, but if you can look past it, there’s definitely and enjoyable film in there.

9. Sleep.

I really need to figure out what is going on with my sleep pattern or lack of. I don’t sleep for days or I only sleep a hour or two a night but then after about two weeks of this I crash and burn into a sleeping monster for the entire weekend. I have been taking things to help me sleep and now those are starting to fail me. I have tired meditating and nothing. Of course this is all on the nights that I am not up all night working. Those night don’t count.

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