November 30, 2013

December Photo-A-Day...

Here is the photo a day list Fat Mum Slim made for December...
How to take part in December 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. 

LASIK Consultation...

As you all know, I wear glasses but what you probably don't know is that I've been wearing glasses since the ripe old age of five. So this past Wednesday I took the day off and spent my morning having a LASIK (Laser-Assisted in situ Keratomileusis) consultation to see if I was a candidate to have my eyes fixed.
I was very anxious going in because I was warned ahead of time that I might not be a candidate because I'm extremely myopic (Nearsighted) and have astigmatism (An irregular shaped cornea), thus I'm potentially at risk for retinal detachment in the future. And they wouldn't be able to do it if they saw anything wrong with my retina. So, I spent a good two and a half hours having a battery of tests done to see what the deal was.

After the most comprehensive eye exam of my life (Pupil dilation, prescription measurement, measuring of my corneas, etc) I was told by the doctors that despite how myopic I am and everything else wrong with my eyes that I am indeed a candidate because of the thickness of my corneas -- Thank God for thick corneas! They went over with me that I'll probably need touch up surgery in the future and that I still might have to wear a light prescription for driving at night -- All things I'm totally okay with. Then they asked me when I'd like to schedule my surgery for.

So on January 3rd, 2014 I'm having my eyes fixed and I cannot tell you how excited and happy I am. I mean, wearing glasses has been a big part of my life but I can't wait to be able to see without them. I'm very much so looking forward to this and I'm totally going to splurge on a pair of bad-ass sunglasses once everything is said and done.

Have any of you had LASIK? How was your experience? Or are any of you thinking about it?

If you're interested in learning more about LASK, you can go to www.LASIK.com because I'm obviously not an expert and can't really tell you anything aside from my own experiences throughout the process.

NOTE: This is not a sponsor post or anything but I totally would have done one if I could have gotten a better discount than I did (I'm getting a family and friends discount because my sister and Erin both work for the practice that is doing my surgery. Which is the only reason I can afford to have this done).

November 29, 2013

This Just Pinned: Week Eighty...

Here are the highlights of my past week pinning...
(via: Waiste)
(via: Mar De Color Rosa)
(via: Chicisimo)

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

November 26, 2013

I'm Obessed With Trader Joe's Contemplates Inner Peas...

As most of you know, despite my love of food I don't typically do food reviews on here. But today I am, because I am totally obsessed with Trader Joe's Contemplates Inner Peas (I don't even like peas, I really really don't like peas) and I feel like I need to talk about it like I'm in Snackers Anonymous or something.

It all started on Friday at Justin's mother's house, where there was a bowl of Inner Peas just sitting on the kitchen island. Despite how odd they look I decided to try one because I was feeling a bit peckish after working all day. And that one turned into almost a whole bag, I could not stop eating them.

Now three bags of Inner Peas and a failed attempt at going to Trader Joe's later, I am a Trader Joe's Contemplates Inner Peas crack head. I kinda hate Justin's mom for having these on the counter when I was visiting the other day because this is a snack I honestly I wouldn't have taken a second glance at while walking through Trader Joe's.

Have any of you tried these? Are you a Trader Joe's Contemplates Inner Peas crack head like me? Lemme know.

Photo-An-Hour: Saturday, November 23rd...

This past Saturday I decided to do a little photo-an-hour and this is how my day went...

10:00AM - Started off the morning with some Starbucks at Target after sleeping in.

11:00AM - Stopped off at the liquor store to get Christmas presents for people.

12:00PM - Went back to the apartment after running AM errands.

1:00PM - Started making pasta salad for my guests that were coming over to watch Doctor Who.

2:00PM - Waiting for the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special to start.

3:00PM - No photo because I was busy watching Doctor Who.

4:00PM - Trying out mini bottles of champagne for my New Years Eve party (I was also sad about Doctor Who).

5:00PM - Trying to figure out what to order for dinner at my friend's house before going to the movies.

6:00PM - Really really REALLY bad pizza.

7:00PM - Went to go see The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) with a bunch of my friends.

And that was it because it was after 11:00PM when I got out and I was dead tired.

November 25, 2013

CLOSED: Despicable Me 2 Giveaway...

In honor of Despicable Me 2 (Which I have a review of here) coming out on Blu-ray combo pack on December 10th I have a sweet little prize pack to give away to one (1) lucky reader.

http://despicableme.com/
Despicable Me 2 is the top box-office comedy of the year and is poised for spectacular success on home entertainment this holiday season,” said Craig Kornblau, president of Universal Studios Home Entertainment. “This adored franchise, with its iconic lovable Minions, stands apart from all others and is sure to be at the top of everyone’s wish list this December.”  Gru, his adorable girls, and the mischievous Minions are back with a cast of unforgettable new characters in the blockbuster sequel to the worldwide phenomenon.  Just as Gru has given up being super-bad to be a super-dad, the Anti-Villain League recruits him to track down a new criminal mastermind and save the world.   Partnered with secret agent Lucy Wilde, Gru, along with the wildly unpredictable Minions, must figure out how to keep his cover while also keeping up with his duties as a father.  Assemble the Minions for laugh-out-loud comedy in “one of the funniest, most enjoyable movies ever!” (MovieGuide®)
One (1) lucky winner will receive a prize pack with the following...
This is your standard Rafflecopter type giveaway. Being a Bloglovin' follower to this blog and leaving a comment below about which Minion is your favorite are mandatory and gain you two entries. If you wanna do everything else specified in box below you will just get more chances to win!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
I leave you with a little Pollito...

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This giveaway was sponsored but I did not receive monetary compensation. I just received my own Despicable Me 2 prize pack identical to the one the winner will get.

November 22, 2013

This Just Pinned: Week Seventy-Nine...

Here are the highlights of my past week pinning...
(via: Home Heart Craft)
(via: BY FRYD)
(via: She Piner)
(via: Pinterest)
(via: Gimme Some Oven)

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

November 19, 2013

Weekend Recap: Partying In NYC, Fake Thanksgiving & More...

This past weekend was crazy for me. On top of my normal weekend rituals (Grocery shopping) I had other super fun things sprinkled in and here is a mini recap of all of that stuff...

Saturday night I went into New York City for Day, Toni, Amanda & Alana's joint 'Fab Four' birthday party at The Empire Hotel Rooftop Bar. And can I tell you, it was amazing. We drank overpriced drinks ($15.00 for a fucking amaretto sour, not cool but whatever), danced and had a ball all while looking fabulous (Phil told us we all looked like we were going to a sexy funeral because we all happened to be wearing black dresses). It was the best night out I've had in a while and we had to unfortunately cut it short (2:00ish) because Erin and I took the LIRR instead of driving in or getting a hotel room like some of the others.
Sunday was fake Thanksgiving at my uncle's house (Which was my reason for leaving early from the party). About thirty people came over to celebrate Thanksgiving early with and for my aunt who has cancer. It was really nice. My cousins worked really hard to put together a beautiful meal and it was just so great to see all of these people come to spend time with my aunt.

After fake Thanksgiving was over and all of the random guests left, I hung out with my sister, her boyfriend and our cousins. We drank, ate some more and played way too many rounds of Cards Against Humanity (Which I highly recommend if you're a terrible person, like myself). We seriously played and hung out until after midnight.

Monday (I had a long weekend), I slept in and then spent the rest of the day hanging out with my cousins; dropping people off at the airport, going to see Thor: The Dark World (2013), having super later dinner and ending the night watching Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain (2013).

So yeah, I had this really busy and fun weekend (And I forgot to take pictures).

November 17, 2013

Sunday Social...

1. Name Four Jobs You’ve Had In Your Life
♥ Babysitter
♥ Cashier
Bailey, Banks & Biddle Gift Wrap Girl
♥ Library Bitch (Page, Circulation Clerk, Processing Clerk, Librarian Trainee, Librarian)

2. Four Movies You Would Watch Over & Over
♥ The Goonies (1985)
♥ Clue (1985)
♥ The Godfather (1972)
♥ EuroTrip (2004)

3. Four Places You Have Lived
♥ Long Island, NY (My Parent's House)
♥ Binghamton, NY (College)
♥ Long Island, NY (Mine & Justin's Apartment)

4. Name Four Of Your Favorite Foods
♥ Mac & Cheese
♥ Fried Fish
♥ Moro/Congri
♥ Garlic Bread

5. Name Four Things You Always Carry With You
iPhone 5 + Cords
♥ External Backup Battery
Michael Kors Fulton Card Case
♥ "Mommy Bag" aka an Ipsy makeup bag full of band aids, eye drops, hair ties, etc.

6. Name Four Places You Have Been On Vacation
♥ Mexico
♥ Europe (UK, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium)
♥ Aruba
♥ Las Vegas, NV

November 15, 2013

New Blog Layout...

I'm sure you've all noticed (Unless you're reading this bad boy from Bloglovin' or some other reader) that I have a new layout. I loved the old layout that Amie from Completely Unfinished made me but I needed a little change in my life, so I commissioned the amazing and lovely Annie from The Ranting Latina and Annieversal Studios to give Adventures of a Misfit Librarian a nice simple sleeker look -- Which I think she nailed.

So yeah, I love the new look and I hope you guys do too!

This Just Pinned: Week Seventy-Eight...

Here are the highlights of my past week pinning...
(via: We Heart It)
(via: Lara Ferroni)
(via: Kate Spade)

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