30 Days of Me: Day 6

~*Day 06 – Favorite super hero and why.*~

I don’t have a favorite superhero. I like some of the movies (Spiderman, Batman, etc) but I’m not obsessed with any of them. For this post, I will choose Robin Hood. I like his mission: Steal from the rich and give to the poor. I don’t take this literally but I do like how he wanted to help the less fortunate. I tend to root for the underdog (I loved that show!) and like to help not only someone who may have less material things, but anyone really. That’s why I want to be a Baby Catcher. These women do more than catch babies, they also take care of women in many ways.

Published in: on November 24, 2010 at 12:48 pm  Leave a Comment  
Tags: ,

City Chic

There are several plus size stores online I love poking around on. Torrid, ASOS Curve, and Faith 21 are a few of my favorites. I used to live near a Torrid back home and now the nearest one is 3 hours away! I’ve had the chance to visit a Faith 21 in the Sunshine State and I really wish we had one here. Thereย  is one a few hours away in some itty bitty city. I do not understand the reasoning behind that; I just hope they open a store here ASAP. ASOS is UK-based and I was so happy when they opened an US site. I’ve ordered from them once and plan to again when I see something I’ll spend the money for. I’ve become tight with my money because…well…I have bills. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I really miss being a kid and not having to worry about that. Even in college I only had about 2 bills so I had more spending money. I was richer in college than I am now. Isn’t is supposed to be the other way around??? o.O I digress…

Entyways – I’ve not looked at the City Chic site very much because they’re overseas (Australia). City Chic recently launched an US site though and I’m liking what I’ve seen so far! Their sizing is interesting too. It goes from XS to XL. When I first saw that I thought “Isn’t this supposed to be a plus-sized store??!! What is this madness?!” When I clicked on the Size Guide link it made sense. This is their sizing chart.ย  Their XS corresponds to a 14, S is a 16, M is an 18, and so on, up until a size 28. So I’m an XS – S (on top anyway)! I love it. ๐Ÿ™‚ What I also like is the comparison chart. If you know your size at some of the other popular plus-size stores (Torrid, Lane Bryant) then you can see what your size would be at City Chic. It’s really neat and I kind of wish other stores had something similar. However, I do understand clothes are cut differently and sizing isn’t always consistent between the stores. I’ve learned through experience and the various blogs I’ve read that you shouldn’t always pay attention to the size; it’s just a number. The fabric may stretch or the shirt may be roomy. I had a shirt that was supposed to be big on a skinnier girl and it was fitted on me. I didn’t care; it was still cute. ๐Ÿ™‚

Some of my favs from City Chic (Click pic to be linked):

Roxanne Dress: I wish I could pull this off. “Sure you can!!” is what my friends would say. I’m sure it would look alright but this girl looks like she has attitude, spunk, confidence! This dress was made for her! Why do I sound like some kind of advertisement? Lol..

Wild Flight Maxi Dress: I LOVE maxi dresses! They’re so feminine and right up my alley. One of the best compliments of my LIFE came from a customer when I worked retail. She said I looked like a goddess in my maxi dress. She may have been exaggerating (I sure didn’t feel like one at the time, lol) but it was really sweet nonetheless.

I really like these two tops, Graffiti and the Turn Head top. The Turn Head one is so cute and I don’t think I would want to wear anything over it. Well, I guess the boyfriend jacket would be cute; I definitely need to add one of those to my wardrobe!

http://www.citychiconline.com/index.php/tops/graffiti-top-795.html http://www.citychiconline.com/index.php/tops/turn-head-top-670.html

I’ve added this store to my list of stores and will be sure to order sometime in the future, especially once the holidays pass. I can’t wait! >.<

Published in: on November 24, 2010 at 11:57 am  Leave a Comment  
Tags: , , , , ,

30 Days of Me: Day 5

~* Day 05- A picture of somewhere youโ€™ve visited. *~

My junior year of college I took a little trip to the Big Apple! I was visiting a friend for a couple of days and was beyond excited. It was pretty fun even though I didn’t get to do as much sight seeing as I’d hoped. I took a million pictures of Times Square yet forgot to get myself in any of them! I have an uncle who lives there though so hopefully one day I can get back and spend enough time to really enjoy the city.


Published in: on November 22, 2010 at 2:04 pm  Leave a Comment  

30 Days of Me: Day 4

~*Day 04- A habit that you wish you didnโ€™t have*~

I actually have a few habits I wish I didn’t have. I do this weird thing with my lips. I purse them then make air kind of squeeze out of them. It’s weird. I used to do it years ago, quit, and have recently started up again.

I also wish I didn’t talk and move around in my sleep. Poor Hurricane gets beat up by me when we’re sleeping at night. Apparently I’ll hold conversations too and I’m not always aware of it. I’ve woken up to hear myself talking but lately I haven’t. The other night we went to sleep with the tv on. Hurricane told me I started talking when the tv went off. That must be a sign. When I was younger I couldn’t fall asleep unless the tv was on. That would be nice if I didn’t have an electric bill to worry about, lol.

Published in: on November 21, 2010 at 12:03 am  Leave a Comment  
Tags: , ,

30 Days of Me: Day 3

~*Day 03- A picture of you and your friends*~

As I mentioned before, I’m not going to put up identifying pictures. I may decide to put some up in the future. As for now I’m not. So this picture is of me and my friends had to be edited. I will tell you I’m the pink-face. Aren’t we gorgeous?? Haha This was a summer I visited home and took a trip with them. We tried to be all “Sex & the City” -ish lol. We had a lot of fun though.

2 of the girls were my roommates in school and one is a friend I met through them. One of the roommates and I were really good friends for a few years. We have fallen out of touch with each other over some dumb (I think) circumstances I won’t get into. I was hurt by what happened and find it hard to believe our friendship ended the way it did. I do miss her friendship though. She is a goofy person and always cheered me up. I know she’s probably doing really well though since she’s one of the most ambitious people I’ve met. She’ll probably be a millionaire because she’s THAT devoted. Maybe we’ll talk one day in the future but if not then so be it. She was in my life for a reason and she helped me more than she probably realized. ๐Ÿ™‚

Published in: on November 19, 2010 at 3:36 pm  Leave a Comment  

I’m Ready for My Close-Up!

So StarFish has been telling me to watch Glee for the longest time now. Have I done it yet? Nope! I saw the skit with Britney Spears and thought it was hilarious so I have intentions on watching the show, I just haven’t gotten around to it yet. I found out about Amber Riley through the plus-sized fashion blogs I follow and I think she’s so purty! Recently she was interviewed for YRB magazine and I love the photos! I WANT that black dress and the red one is “to die for, dahling!” She is a beautiful woman and I love how much confidence she has. I’ve noticed these days that when I lack confidence, reading some of the Fatshionista blogs and seeing beautiful celebs like Ms. Riley bring it back up a notch. Now I just need my own personal stylist and access to luxurious clothes. ๐Ÿ˜‰


Check out the interview!

Published in: on November 19, 2010 at 10:21 am  Leave a Comment  
Tags: , ,

30 Days of Me: Numero Dos

~*~ Day 2 – The meaning behind your Blog name ~*~

Wellll if you really want to know…. My astrological sign is Scorpio and I’m a Queen. Point. Blank. Period.

Seriously though, the “Queen” comes from an inside joke with my family. As the youngest child I was spoiled and growing up I guess I’ve exhibited a queen-like nature. I’m not a brat about it, I’m just used to things being done a certain way. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m not a snob and I accept people of all kinds; I’m very open-minded. I feel the word “queen” can have a negative connotation attached and it means someone is stuck up, snotty, spoiled (well I am that), expensive tastes, high maintenance, etc. That’s not all me! I love all kinds of people. I am spoiled but not as much as I used to be. I think all women would appreciate the “finer things” at times but I don’t expect that in my life. Some people call me high-maintenance yet I don’t quite see that one. Maybe I’m in denial.

I call myself a princess because I believe the younger girls should call themselves that. I’m a grown woman so call me a Queen.

To quote one of my favorite movies,ย  A Little Princess: “I am a princess. All girls are. Even if they live in tiny old attics. Even if they dress in rags, even if they aren’t pretty, or smart, or young. They’re still princesses. All of us!”

Published in: on November 18, 2010 at 1:40 pm  Leave a Comment  
Tags: , ,

30 Days of Me : Day 1

Day 1: ~*~ A recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself ~*~

I don’t want to post a pictures of me or family on here so I’ll have to modify these some. Let’s see if I can think of 15 interesting facts….

  1. I’ve gone to a different school every grade until the 10th grade. We aren’t a military family, my mom just loved to move.
  2. When I’m sad/stressed/depressed, horror movies cheer me up.
  3. I have a thing for scents of loved ones. When my sister or brother would leave home I would have to sleep on their pillows because they left behind their scent. I’ve been doing this since I was a little girl. It drives me crazy that Hurricane does not have a scent. I can’t “smell” her when I miss her.
  4. Certain songs give me goosebumps and/or cause me to shiver. They’re orgasmic. ๐Ÿ˜‰
  5. When listening to songs I try to sing the lyrics of the singer, backup singers and instrumentals. This is an inherited trait.
  6. I’m not a fan of foods with a weird texture like yogurt, cream cheese, cottage cheese, plain pudding, bleu cheese, etc. It may have a nice flavor but the texture makes it disgusting. I just found a yogurt I can tolerate as long as I eat it slowly and don’t think too much about it.
  7. I can’t stand to have anything grainy on my fingers when I’m eating (salt, crumbs, etc). I have a habit of flicking it off because it’s so irritating. I’ll even do it after every fry. I’ve done this religiously since I was a child.
  8. I dislike wearing sneakers if I’m not exercising. Living in the Sunshine State caused this to happen. When I relocated to a colder place I was forced to wear closed toed shoes. I love boots and flats but avoid sneakers as much as possible.
  9. When we first moved to the Sunshine State, I could NOT stand thonged sandals and avoided them like the plague. Now, they’re my favorite kind of sandals.
  10. I almost quit my first retail job before I even started. I was terribly shy and scared I wouldn’t succeed. In a few months I was a great employee and glad I stuck it out.
  11. Continuing on with my shyness trait, I would refrain from turning in class assignments if it involved having to get out of my seat and placing it on the teacher’s desk (if it were at the front of the classroom). It was too overwhelming to get up in front of everyone. This was during my awkward preteen/early teen years.
  12. I have a strong love for office supplies. If that were all I got for Christmas, I would be pretty content.
  13. When I get stuck on a favorite food I’ll eat it every day until I get tired of it. Right now I’m eating shitloads of cereal.
  14. I don’t like swimming in the ocean because there’s no boundary. Even floating stresses me out; I’m afraid I’ll float away into the abyss.
  15. In college, my gay best friend gave me a makeover. He’s part of the reason for my fashion sense now. =)

It’s kinda hard to come up with 15 interesting facts on the spot. I’m sure I will think of other things I would have wanted to say later.

Published in: on November 17, 2010 at 3:09 pm  Leave a Comment  
Tags: , , ,

*30 Days of Me Challenge*

Soooo I think I’ll attempt to participate in this 30 Days of Me Blog Challenge. I think this is supposed to happen daily buuuut I won’t post it daily. It will be a miracle if I can get through all 30 days! I tried the 365 Project and I only made it through 15 days (if that..). Oh well – que sera sera. (more…)

Published in: on November 16, 2010 at 8:10 pm  Leave a Comment  

Everything is Everything

First post! Let’s see how long I’ll remain committed to this blog, eh?

Well I can start this off by posting about my newest nephew! He was born yesterday and he’s so adorable; looks just like his older brother. It seemed like The Enforcer was waiting to drop him for at least a month. I don’t think her labor lasted that long, possibly about 5 or so hours? This isn’t her first child though and I hear after the first one the labor time decreases. I can’t wait to see him for Christmas! I miss my other boys too. I haven’t seen them in awhile so it will be sort of amazing to see how much they’ve grown. I think BamBam is even talking now. Crazy.

I’m excited to visit home for the holidays. It’s been awhile since I’ve gone to this home for Christmas and I know it will be nice. We will have a lot of the family there this year. I will have to visit the other home when I can. It’s hard trying to travel between homes with a limited budget. I’m not even sure if we are going to drive my car. Hurricane wants to rent a car so we’ll see. That will cost us more money but perhaps it’s better than putting more miles on my car. I’m nervous about introducing her to (one half) the parents. I know the trip will be ok overall. I guess I just want her to be as interactive as I tend to be. We are all different though and I need to accept those differences. We’re such a talkative family that she’ll probably just do a lot of listening. I know we’ll hear stories from my mom’s childhood and how much trouble she got into with her siblings. Those stories are hours worth of entertainment.

Hurricane has come out of her shell more and I love seeing that. Over the weekend she took a step farther in initiating conversation and being interactive. It wasn’t very much but the little gesture showed she was comfortable around StarFish and Militant One. She and Militant One aren’t buddies and they will probably never be. I understand that though and all I ask for is civility, lol. I think she’ll do fine over the holidays. I just need to make sure she’s not too worked up about traveling such a long distance. She refuses to fly and the highway can be frightening for her. I just need to drug her. Ha..juuust kidding… o.O

I’ve registered for the GRE (FINALLY) and am set to take it next month. I’m worried about how well I’ll do since last year I didn’t do so well. I scored better on the Analytical Writing section than I thought. I scored horribly on the math and I wasn’t surprised. I’ve started studying a little bit so I need to keep it up. I have everything else in for the Leaf Nursing School and am relieved I don’t have to worry about that also. Last year I was stressed because I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to garner enough recommendation letters. Everything worked out though so hopefully the same will happen this year. I have some connections this year that I didn’t last year so maybe that will help too? I dunno. There’s a multitude of factors going into the decision and I wish GRE scores wasn’t one of those, lol. It’s very competitive and I worry constantly that I won’t get accepted. I believe I’m smart and talented yet there will be other applicants with more experience than me or have stronger scores. How do I measure up to that?

Ignorance really is bliss sometimes. When applying to my undergrad school, I had no idea it was the best university in the state. If you attended this school you were highly regarded. I remember the looks I would get (and still do) when I told people where I attended college. Some people even seemed to have a twinkle of proudness in their eye. I am exaggerating, lol. My point is this: although I was nervous about being accepted into a good school, not knowing how great that college was helped keep me calmer than I would have been. I was excited when I was accepted but I didn’t quite know how excited I should have been. I believe everything happens for a reason though (not to say I won’t study for this test – I’m not that crazy) so if the plan is to not attend the Leaf School just yet, so be it. That’s not the only school in the nation; although it’s the only one I’d want to attend. I don’t want to move! I think I’m getting ahead of myself now…

Bottom line: I’m stressed. >.<ย  This is why I need those babies in my life. Babies make me smile and calm me down. I’m very much Stitch. The scene where Stitch is worked up and Lilo puts a lei around his neck to calm him down is what I thought about just then. I need something equally soothing – a baby fix.

Published in: on November 16, 2010 at 7:49 pm  Leave a Comment