Wednesday, June 29, 2011

My friend's nails

I don't know if I've ever mentioned it before friends are really cool. Really, really cool. You may wonder, how do you know they're cool? Well you see, my friend coolness scale is usually determined by these simple questions:

-Are they funny?
-Do they think I'm funny?
-Do they like good music?
-Do they have a dog?
-Are their nails pretty? no particular order of course...

Yes, I like when my friends are funny. I like when they own pets. Generally it helps when they are honest, kind and loyal as well. But really lets just lay it out cool girlfriends have really nice nails. And that's why I keep them around.

Taking it a notch cooler, my friends like to send me unsolicited text message pictures of their dogs. And of their moms. And sometimes of their outfits before they go out. But my favorite beyond favorite texts are random pictures I get of their nails.

Nail pics! Clearly, I will now post them online for all the world to enjoy as much as I do.


Oopsy how'd that little lady get in there?



Pointless post? I think not!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday to a mere 3(ish) years ago. Ohhhh the good ole days of drinking without hangovers, sleeping in, hanging out in my volvo, and of course... unlimited dorm meal plans. I gained like 15lbs, kiiiinda studied sometimes and had undoubtably the best 4 years of my life.

College, I miss you.

Hold onto your britches because next weekend I'm going to Chicago to visit a bunch of my school friends and things are going to get epic!!!!

Ok maybe epic is stretch. So far the only thing I have planned is to drive around with my friend, Sammie, and order 1 medium fry from every fast food restaurant and pour them all into one big bag. Then we're going to close our eyes and play "identify the fry"

Just kidding, I have other things planned! But we're for sure playing that game and I maaay or maaay not document it for your enjoyment. Let's be honest, I might not want photos of something like that published online.

Are you jealous? I'm so excited.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


In a continued effort to regain your friendship, I present to you a peace offering:

aka: my favorite random graffiti artist in Manhattan aka: MUSTACHE MAN. No single bits of vandalism make me as happy as these swirly little mustaches that randomly pop up on billboards throughout the city. I've been collecting snapshots of them for a couple of months waiting for the perfect time to unveil them. Now is that time (cough cough peace offering cough cough)! Hope they make you giggle!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I'm alive!!

Well looky what we have here! A blog post! (AND THE CROWD GOES WILD ahhhh!!!). I'm aware that it's going to take me several days of mass posting/groveling/begging for your forgiveness to get over this little blip in our relationship but just trust me.... I'm sorry. I'm really really sorry. I won't do it again. How about I buy you ice cream. What? You're lactose? Ok fine, beers for all! (AND THE CROWD GOES WILD ahhhh!!!)


Friday, June 3, 2011

Flashback Friday

A glorious, glorious announcement came last week. It was like an announcement sent from heaven, really.

Pop Up Video is coming back.

WAHOOO!!! Pop Up Video!!!!!! Just the sound of the intro (that gulp, gulp, gulp of the bubbles) invokes happy memories from my 90s childhood. Now that I think about it, Pop Up Video definitely had something to do with my early interest in the TV production world. I clearly remember being like 9 years old, watching the show and thinking how cheap it must be to produce. Who thinks that way when they're 9? Apparently me. Pop Up Video made you feel smarter, made you like songs more and was just damn cool. In an age where music videos on TV are all but obsolete, I say: welcome back old pal, you've been missed!!

Thursday, June 2, 2011


No I diiii'dnt.

Oh yes I diiid!

I have leopard print stickers on my nails la la la.


Look at how happy I am! La la la la la.

Ladies (not gents, gents will undoubtably be skipping this post): I've become obsessed with Sally Hansen's Salon Effects stickers (as previously blogged about here) and I think you should too. They're $10, they're easy breezy to put on, and they last 2 WEEKS. I recommend doing them after you've recently gotten a manicure but are ready for a polish change so that your nail shape and cuticles need little maintenance. The nail stickies are sold at most drug stores and come in a beautiful variety of solid colors and fun prints, yay la la la!

I love the glitters and the neons and the butterfly one looks pretty cool too but nothing, NOTHING compares to my love for the leopard print (officially called Kitty Kitty). Are you surprised? No, obviously not. BUT this is big problemo because they're sold out everywhere. So just imagine the squealing sounds I made when I found a box the other day at a Walgreens. 30 minutes, 1 park bench and 1 lunch break later! Ta da! Rawwrrr.

Go buy them like right now. Take pictures. Send to me.

Peace, love and pussycats,

Action shot?

In love.

"lo-lo-lo-l.o.v.e" -Ashlee Simpson

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Glitt'o Pup of the Day

Happy June everyone!

Did you ever think this day would come?! I suuure didn't! In fact, I distinctly remember one cold, winter day not too long ago... little Lara sitting in her bed, bundled up like an eskimo, thinking that surely the frigid snow would never end and it would be like a Groundhog's Day of winter hell forever and ever.

But clearly I'm silly and alas, summer is here! Happy June! Happy sun! Happy beautiful people wearing minimal clothing! Yay!

I am aptly celebrating June with my favorite kind of June...MISS JUNE ALLARD aka the most hilarious, beautiful, wiggly golden retriever in the Midwest. Happy June, Junebug! I miss you (and your Mommy)!!