March 31, 2013

Easter Dinner With Both Families...

You'd think that since Justin and I have been dating for over ten years that we would have had tons of family dinner with both of our families, but no we had our first combined family dinner today for Easter.

This whole thing came about because Justin's mother is one to "take on strays" and while we were over her house last weekend she found out that we still have stuff in our dinning room from downstairs (Our den still isn't fixed after Hurricane Sandy) and she insisted that I invite my parents over for dinner. And surprisingly they said yes.

So fast forward to today... Justin, my sister and I got over to Justin's mother's house early (My dad works on Sundays, so he and my mother came later on in the afternoon) so that I could start preparing all of the food for dinner and force my sister and Justin to help me. And boy did we prep a lot of food -- I made tons of guava puffs for dessert, fried eggplant with goat cheese, antipasto salad, spinach fish and lemon rice.
My parents got to Justin's mother's house a little after 3:00pm and almost immediately Justin's stepfather got my father into his music room and they disappeared for what seemed like forever -- They missed out on my awesome fried eggplant, pull apart bread and drinks, while they were jamming away.

At some point we had Justin's sister call them into the dinning room because we were going to start on the antipasto. Once we got them into the room we all sat down and just ate, chit chatted, etc. It was nice.

Overall dinner went extremely well. Everyone was on their best behavior (I was worried about my family because we don't typically behave well) and it seemed like everyone enjoyed themselves -- Not that I honestly care very much because it's not like I want Justin's mom and stepfather to be my parents best friends. But yeah, I hope I don't have to do that again anytime soon just because it was tiring.

I hope that all of you had a happy Easter if you celebrated it! And if not, I just you had a nice Sunday!

Sunday Social...

1. Favorite Type Of Work Out To Do?
I look like a spaz doing it, but Zumba is so much fun.

2. Favorite Guilty Pleasure Candy Or Sweet?
Trader Joe's Cookie Butter straight out of the jar.

3. What Is One Thing You Continuously Forget To Do?
Bring back books to the library, which is terrible seeing as I am a librarian.

4. Posts Its Or Phone Reminders? Why?
I use both. Which I use depends on what I need to be reminded about.

5. Favorite Picture(s) Currently On Your Phone That Always Makes You Smile


April Photo-A-Day...

Here is the photo a day list Fat Mum Slim made for April... And I swear I will get through the whole month!
 
How to take part in April photo-a-day:
1. Using the list as inspiration, take a photo each day.
2. Share it on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #FMSphotoaday You can also share on your blog or on Facebook ... or even keep the photos privately for yourself.
3. Check out other people's photos and like them or comment on them.

March 29, 2013

Update On Being Open To The Public...

As I mentioned on Wednesday the library is now open to the public after being closed for almost five months and it's actually gone better than I thought it would as of thus far (I'm a wait for the bottom to drop out kinda person).

People have been so incredibly nice and they are just so happy we're back up and running -- It's kinda like they didn't know what they had until it was gone type of thing. I hope the novelty of the library being open doesn't fade quickly and they continue to be wonderful, but we'll have to wait and see.

This Just Pinned: Week Fifty...

Here are the highlights of my week pinning...
 (via: Etsy)
(via: Lovely Girls Events)
(via: Yanko Designs)
(via: Hammacher)

 (via: Uncovet)
(via: Pinterest)

If you want to see what else I have up on Pinterest you can check out my account here.

March 27, 2013

Finally Open To The Public...

It's been almost five months since Hurricane Sandy hit and we finally opened the library to the public today (This has been one of the big reasons I haven't written much lately, because we've been so busy trying to get the place ready to open). I'm not gonna lie, it's kinda weird to have patrons in the building seeing as we've been closed for so long and it's also very stressful, at least for me because I notice everything and I can see all of the things that still need fixing and such. But I guess it was time for us to just jump in and get the place open. I'll let you guys know how it all goes...

March 24, 2013

Sunday Social...

1. What Is Your Favorite Thing About Spring?
The change in temperature and the cute clothes that can be worn because of it.

2. Favorite Kind Of Flowers To Grow Or Receive?

I love Gerbera Daisies. 

3. What Is Your Favorite Nail Polish Color?
Tricky question. I own over two hundred bottles of nail polish so it's hard to pick a favorite. I really enjoy Essie Turquoise & Caicos, it's a great spring color.

4. What Is Your Favorite Out Door Activity?
Tanning.

5. Do You Have Any Fun Spring Plans?
Not anything that is set in stone just yet. Erin, Maria and I did discuss some a few possibilities last weekend (i.e. -- Driving up to Niagara Falls, hiking and picnicking around Long Island, going to Connecticut and wandering, etc). We have to talk it all out some more and see how the weather is.

Photoshoot With Erin's Cats...

Last weekend I brought my camera over to Erin's and took a bunch of pictures of her cats (Four out of the five of them) because I was bored. Here are some of the pictures I took for your viewing pleasure...
Starr
Kohaku and Monty
McInte (Did I spell that right Erin?)

March 22, 2013

Fridays Letters...

Dear Barometric Pressure: Please stop fluctuating all over the place because I've had headaches on and off since last Friday because of your evilness. Leave my poor brain and jaw alone!!!!!!

Dear John F. Kennedy International Airport: I'm still annoyed with your layout days later.

Dear Department Head: Thanks for giving me stressful tasks to do at work today that messed up all of the work from my reiki session yesterday.

Dear Ann-Marie (Reiki Lady): I love you and want you to live with me. I'll cook and clean for you if you give me daily reiki sessions!!

Dear Owner Of The Dog That Tried To Kill Nella: It's not cool to bring your vicious pit bull to the dog park to try and socialize it if you can't handle it!

Dear Mother Nature: Did you not get the memo? Spring started on Wednesday. Stop it with the snow already.

Dear Followers: You guys are awesome and I love you all!
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This Just Pinned: Week Forty-Nine...

Here are the highlights of my week pinning...
(via: Holy Cool)

If you want to see what else I have up on Pinterest you can check out my account here.

March 21, 2013

Follow AOAML On Bloglovin'...

I'm sure by now most of you have heard that as of July 1st, 2013 Google Reader is going bye bye and will be no more. So if you use Google Reader to follow Adventures of a Misfit Librarian or any other amazing blogs out there you might wanna think about head over to Bloglovin' to continue getting your RSS feed on -- Unless you're like me and actually visit all your favorite blog sites daily.

Hope you're all having a great day!

Mini Rant: Driving Around The Airport...

Apparently a couple of months back I promised Justin that I'd pick him up from the airport last night and honestly I completely forgot until he texted me midday yesterday -- Yes, I am a terrible girlfriend.

So, I had to make the trek over to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in the dark and drive through that maze to get to the terminal. Can we just talk about how ass backwards the layout of JFK is? I swear it frustrates the hell out of me every time I have to drive through that place. It's this meandering jumble of roads, signs, etc. -- I'm clenching my jaw just thinking about it. I really really really hate driving through there and I don't know why people ask me to pick them up because I just end up so frustrated by the time I get to them. Ugh!
Have any of you ever driven through JFK before? Is it not the most frustrating place ever when you have to pick someone up or is it just me? Like I'm okay with the place when I'm the person being dropped off and/or picked up, but not when I'm bringing/picking up someone else.

NOTE: This would have been a longer rant with lots of expletives if I would have written it after I had actually driven through the airport.

March 17, 2013

Sunday Social...

1. Favorite Thing To Do On A Rainy Day?
Staying in and watching movies is hands down my favorite thing to do when it rains.

2. Favorite Thing To Do On A Summer Weekend?
On Saturdays I like to do randomness with Justin -- Baseball games, going to the park for a picnic, finding random places to have lunch, etc. And on Sundays I love to go to the beach and drink wine with my friends in the late afternoon.

3. Favorite Spring Accessory?
I love busting out my pastel blue Dooney & Burke bag once it starts warming up.

4. Favorite Way To Spend A Winter Day?
 Inside and warm, unless there is fresh snow to play in.

5. What Is Your Favorite Season & Why?
Summer. The library is closed on Sundays, I can go to the beach, it's warm out, etc.

6. Best Birthday You Ever Had?
Honestly, my birthdays have always been a cluster (i.e. -- Ending up in hospital on my twenty-first birthday because I need to have my gallbladder removed). I guess my twenty-fifth birthday went over well. I had a party room at Cuba in New York City for dinner with twenty of my friends, and then we went drinking and out for karaoke.

Pantone Color Of The Year Wishlist...

In honor of St. Patrick's Day and Pantone's 2013 Color of the Year, I give you my emerald wishlist...
1. Pantone Emerald iPhone 5 Case - $34.95
2. Sequined Collar Dress - $48.95
3. Sephora + Pantone The Color of The Year Collection - $68.00
4. Butter London Nail Lacquer (Jack The Lad) - $15.00
5. You and Me Forever Dress - $59.99
6. Coach Legacy Leather Medium Skinny - $68.00
7. Earthwise Green TOMS - $54.00
8. Starbucks Logo Mug - $6.95
9. Pecking Border Heel - $69.99
10. Gold Plated Emerald & Crystal Snake Earrings - $60.00

March 15, 2013

This Just Pinned: Week Forty-Eight...

Here are the highlights of my week pinning...
(via: Pinterest)

If you want to see what else I have up on Pinterest you can check out my account here.

March 11, 2013

Going Away Disaster...

Since my sister's boyfriend joined the National Guard and is going to be away at basic training/boot camp for the next four months out of state, my sister planned an informal going away party for him at one of the local bars on Saturday night.

It all started out fine. A handful of us pregamed and BSed at our house for a while before heading over to the bar and meet up with all of the other people. We're all drinking, dancing, having a good time.
But then the chaos began. My cousin and my sister were about to take a picture and this good looking dude jumps in, putting his arms around both of them. My sister's boyfriend see this and gets pissed. He goes up to my sister to say something and then they both get into a fight. He storms out of the bar, my sister runs to the bathroom. People are trying to talk to him and calm him down. People are trying to talk my sister down. It was chaos.

For what seemed like an eternity we were all running around the bar trying to deal with them. There was screaming, crying, people almost being kicked out of the bar and everything else you could possibly think of going on.
Somehow this all ends up outside. There is more screaming, crying and running around. Eventually they stop arguing and sit down to talk to each other. At some point while this is going on they both wander off and I didn't know until hours later where they ended up. So that was the end of that...

After dealing with them I ended up being dragged to another local bar by Erin, my cousins and a few of their friends (I can't tell you how much I didn't want to be there). So I'm trying to make the best of the whole thing and I'm thinking the night is getting a tad better and then it all went downhill again.

Erin wasn't feeling well (She was super drunk) and she asked Pat and I to step outside with her. Pat starts smoking and then two bouncers walk outside and tell us we can't smoke there. I move away even though I don't smoke and Erin, who was holding on to this ledge, tells the guys she isn't smoking. They insist she move. She says no. They threaten to call the cops. She tells them to go ahead because she isn't moving. I'm trying to keep the guy from touching her and I'm insisting she moves, which she didn't want to do. I grab her and tell her to move because I didn't feel like going to jail, she reluctantly moves but asks both guys their names.

After getting their names she walks back in to the front entrance of the bar and I just knew she was going in to complain to her cousin who was bartending -- She did, he got pissed with them and she realized what she did and told him not to worry about it, that she was just gonna leave.

While all of this is going on Pat and I are trying to find her in this packed bar, since we couldn't find her we walked over to my cousins and hung out with them for a bit until we got a phone call from Erin saying she was down the block. We walked over to her, she told us about telling her cousin and then she asked to go home. So we hopped in Pat's car and he started to drive us home. Seeing as she was drunk she got nauseous while we were driving. Thankfully Pat had a plastic bag in the car, because she started vomiting not five minutes after I handed it to her.

They dropped me off first because Erin's car was at my house and she wanted me to give her the keys to it so her parents wouldn't have to deal with mine in the morning. I gave her the keys and the rest of the stuff she had in my house and said goodnight to them.

I cannot tell you how happy I was to be home after that cluster of a night. I swear I'm not going out with them for a long long time. I can't deal with another night like that any time soon.

March 10, 2013

Sunday Social...

1. What Is One Movie You Are Terrified To Watch?
None. Movies don't scare me.
 
2. What Is One TV Show You Have Always Wanted To Get Into But Haven’t Yet?
I'd like to give Modern Family (2009-Present) a shot.
 
3. What Is One Daring Activity On Your Bucket List?
Swimming with sharks
 
4. Would You Ever Travel Alone?
Nah, why would I? I have Erin as a traveling buddy.
 
5. What Activities Do You Like To Do Alone?
Read, draw, blog, arts & crafts, etc. 

March 8, 2013

This Just Pinned: Week Forty-Seven...

Here are the highlights of my week pinning...
 (via: ThermaCELL)
(via: Tumblr)
(via: Little Blue Boo)
(via: Emma Stine)

If you want to see what else I have up on Pinterest you can check out my account here.