Saturday, September 29, 2007

The Streets of Milan

(it was hard to resist singing this song all day)
I'm too sexy for my shirt too sexy for my shirt
So sexy it hurts.
And I'm too sexy for Milan too sexy for Milan
New York and Japan

Get the Message?

Spotted: while sitting at a cafe in Milan
Verdict: great message, risque billboard. unfortunately it killed our appetites too.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Can It Be a Business Write-Off?

vix: are you really going to Milan for the shows tomorrow?

me: yeah, one of my teacher's is showing and it's the women's fashion fair.

vix: how fun! I want to go!!!

me: they're fun, but they totally make you feel frumpy and unfashionable.

vix: yeah, I would be stressed about what to wear

me: umm, I just bought $200 shoes

vix: wait, aren't you broke?

Just Like the Flintstones

It's raining, actually it's pouring (insert Umbrella song here) which made for a gnarly but fun bike ride home today. My brakes don't work on my wet tires so every time I had to stop I had to put my foot down and do it all Flintstone style. Which would make me start laughing, which would make me almost ride into a car.

(oh and by the way, when I googled for a picture I learned that it wasn't the Flinestones, but the FlinTstones. Wow, I really can't spell)

How I Spent My Rainy Morning

  • press snooze 4 times debating whether or not to go to class on time
  • finally after 35 minutes come to terms that you just aren't going
  • text message friend to sign you in
  • sit on couch with cup of coffee reminding yourself why more than two glasses of red wine is never a good idea
  • watch episodes of "The Pick-Up Artist", which is both horrifying and enthralling
  • try to will that bottle of asprin to magically appear next to you
  • promise yourself you are going to use this extra time to finish some work
  • crawl back into bed and listen to the rain.

Happy Almost-End of the Week Lovies!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Things I Realized While Sitting Through a Long Presentation

  • spending your rent on shoes can be extremely liberating

  • I have a horrible time understanding Indian accents

  • McDonald's coffee is still amazing, no matter what country you are in

  • I still smile everytime I get an email from you

  • maybe leggings aren't so bad after all

  • more people in this room are thinking about sex than listening to the speaker

Beautiful Girls... and a rooster

Damn all these beautiful girls
They only wanna do your dirt
They'll have you suicidal, suicidal
When they say it's over

Conversations Part 5: The Scarf

There are certain times of the day when I hate being alone; after my nightly yoga session, when no one is there to share a post zen glass of wine with me; early in the morning, after a restless night of sleep.

My Italy friends laugh at me when I put my night clothes on at 10pm, ready to watch a show and crawl into bed. I laugh too, smiling as I remember not long ago when 10pm was when it all was just beginning.

"I guess I just haven't been anywhere that makes me want to stay out until 5am," I say half jokingly, leaving out the part where I explain that starting cocktail hour at 5pm usually has me ready for home by 1am.

My phone rings and I uncharacteristically decide to answer it. "Get dressed," says the voice on the other line. "We are all meeting for wine."

So I wrap up in my favorite plaid scarf, the one I used to joke was my power shield because I wore it so much, and slip out the door into the cool night.

Monday, September 24, 2007

And Today's Falsey Goes To...

CVS Pharmacy!

Thank you for being so good at your job that I only had to call three times and waste an hour trying to get one prescription filled. But really what cinched the Falsey Award for you was your inability to locate the prescription when my sister went to pick it up. Requiring yet another call.
Well done CVS team! Keep dipping into those pharmaceuticals in the back and maybe kick a few down my way and all will be forgotten.


Quiz Time

How many unreturned text messages does it take before someone should get the hint?
a. 2
b. 3
c. 5
d. hint? what hint?

Sunday, September 23, 2007

And now the real question

I found the oxford loafer inspired ankle boot. Is 175 euro too much? I get a 20% tax refund on them...

Saturday, September 22, 2007

The Next Big Thing

I totally intend on buying these boots in grey just as soon as I save up enough babysitting money.

I am not sure what us more funny... the fact that I really am saving up babysitting money or the fact that I am buying ankle boots like it is 1987.

Field Trippin

This is what happens when you have two glasses of wine before a field trip...

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Taking a Break


Hi, you've reached Meg's blog. She is taking a little break from posting for a bit. You should be working and not reading this anyway. She promises to be back shortly. Kisses!


Sunday, September 16, 2007

Exciting News!!!

So most of you already know this, but for those that don't, I recently got hired to write a fashion blog for a style website. All I have to do is blog once a week on different topics and answer people's emails. Are you ready for the best part? I get a monthly spending allowance! to buy clothes! for myself!!

Time for the happy dance!

(oh and the fashion blog isn't active yet, but as soon as it is I will let you know the link.)

Learning the Language

Everyday I wake up swearing to myself that I am going to study my Italian. And everyday I find 300 other things to do beside opening my language book. My landlord told me the best way to learn Italian is to date one. So I let her introduce me to one of her friends. I think I am going back to the book.

People Crush #11

Meet: Miao
From: TaiwanAside from giving me serious fashion envy on a regular basis, I also got hair envy when I saw how good Miao's bangs looked after she cut them. So I did the obvious and begged her to cut mine too. She also teaches me how to say fun little phrases is Taiwanese when I get bored in class. I am just waiting for the right opportunity to call someone "my little cabbage."

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Friday Night Finally Arrived

And if it's crowded, all the better,
because we know we're gonna be up late.
But if you're worried about the weather
then you picked the wrong place to stay.
That's how it starts.

Friday, September 14, 2007

A Simple Question

Me. Tomorrow afternoon. A white cotton dress. Walking around Florence.

Too late in the season to try and rock white?

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Almost the Weekend

Remember when Thursday nights used to be a big deal. You would spend the week looking forward to Thursday nights, talking to your friends about where to go and convincing yourself that this week you really weren't going to go to class/work as hungover as the week before.

Now Thursday nights are more or less like any other night of the week. You are still excited for them to come, but only because you are so tired from the work week that you love knowing there is only one more day left until the weekend. Instead of 2-3 bottles of wine (or pitchers of beer) it is more like 2-3 cocktails at happy hour before you go home a little tipsy to watch whatever you tivo'd. And instead of going out at 10pm, you are already in bed ( hopefully at least with someone!)

Damn... we're not THAT old.

Letting Go Can Be Oh So Hard

Yesterday we had a bigwig from Ferragamo come and talk to us during class. While everyone else was watching him and trying to figure out how to get his job, I was staring at his shiney Blackberry, trying to figure out how to smuggle it out in my purse. I guess the addiction hasn't been broken after all.

Easy There Handsy McGee

I am pretty sure that the lady who does my waxing just violated my eyebrows.
I may need a moment...

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

How Do You Say Brilliant?

I knew I should have bought that used sewing machine last week. No worries, already coming up with crafty ways to make this shirt on my own. And just admit it... you want one too.

I'll Trade You My Tire for Your Router

My poor little bike got a flat tire today. I left the house with my ipod, my purse and my bike to get the tire repaired. Somehow I returned home an hour later with a wireless router, a new sweater, a plug converter, and oh yeah, a new bike tire.

Scusi myself?

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

How the 3:30pm Happy Hour Came About

scene: class. 3:10pm.

"Breathe deeply, trust me it helps the annoyance."

"I just really need something to drink."

"Here, I have a whole bottle of water. Want some?"

"No, I mean like a drink drink. "

"Oooh I hear you. We could go to the cake and cappuccino place."

"Sounds good. You can have the cake and cappuccino. I will have a drink and then eat your cake."

"Oh no, I am having a drink. I just was trying to describe which place I was thinking of."

Sunday, September 9, 2007

The Beautiful Woman

The waiter took the Merlot to the woman and said, "This is from the gentleman seated over there," indicating the sender. She regarded the wine for a second without looking over at the man, and decided to send a reply note. The waiter, who was lingering for a response, took the note from her and conveyed it to the gentleman. The note read: "For me to accept this bottle, you need to have a Mercedes in your garage, a million dollars in the bank and 7 inches in your pants."

After reading the note, the man decided to compose one of his own. He folded his note, handed it to the waiter and instructed him to return this to the woman. It read: "For your information, I have a Ferrari Maranello, a BMW Z8, a Mercedes CL600 and a Porsche Turbo in my garage. I also have over twenty million dollars in my bank account. However, not even for a woman as beautiful as you would I cut off three inches. Just send the bottle back."

(Thanks Aunt MMMMMM for keeping me laughing!)

Fashion is a Crime

I am obsessed with crime television, especially Bones and CSI. Everytime I watch them it makes me wish that I had chosen a different career path, maybe a forensics specialist or criminal psychologist. These days it looks like the closest I will get to any of that is by playing fashion police. I'm guessing a badge and a gun would be too much?

Friday, September 7, 2007

Just Call Me Mommy Dearest

KAZ: the little African boy that you sponsor sent you drawing. so cute! will bring it with me when I come to visit. it's a palm tree.

me: aww, and I was just about to cancel him. probably shouldn't now!

KAZ: you should probably keep sponsoring him. didn't write anything, so prob can't afford books. you could contribute to his illiteracy!

me: ha! well now I have to keep him.

KAZ: yeah, you could register at Bloomies and we could have a baby shower for your son in Africa.

me: don't tempt me... it's not like I am having a wedding shower anytime soon.

5 Things I Am Digging Right Now

1. the Pump Up the Volume soundtrack
2. red wine
3. getting my hair back to blonde
4. riding my bike to school without getting hit
5. cool weather and fall scarves

Thursday, September 6, 2007

For all My Ladies

I have a little insider tip for you... Gap Body underwear is the exact same underwear as Hanky Panky's, they just cost less. The only downside is that Gap Body hasn't embraced the fun colors and patterns that you can get with Hanky Panky's.

Not sure if I am ready to convert, but still good to know.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

We All Have Our Moments

I got a little homesick today. It hit me out of nowhere and totally took me by surprise, especially since I haven't really been homesick since July. I remember the day actually. It was only a few weeks after I had arrived in Florence and everyone was going to the Post Mass pool on a Saturday afternoon. At that moment I wanted to be there with my friends more than anywhere else in the world.

I still have my moments where I wish I was there to help celebrate a birthday or my friends getting married, but I don't ever really just flat out wish I was back in DC.

Except for right now. Right now I miss friends, and my apartment, and not sleeping alone at night... and just the comfort of it all.

Grrr, it must just be the change in weather or something...

Forever a Cult Classic

I just rediscovered the Pump Up the Volume soundtrack. It sort of makes me want to dig out my old Doc Martin's, dye my hair a dark burgandy and rebel against authority.

Or I could just light some candles, listen to the soundtrack on repeat and sing along at the top of my lungs.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Mosquitoes: 25. Meg: 1

Seriously, I thought that the worst was over, but the mosquitoes in Florence have made a major comeback this past week. They get me everywhere... in the park while I am eating lunch, at school during class, in the night while I am asleep. One even just pulled a serious sneak attack on me while I was in the shower. He lost.

Someone told me gin helps keep them away, so I will give you one guess what I will be drinking until they finally go away for the summer.

(oh and this picture has absolutely nothing to do with the mosquitoes. I thought you could use a little eye candy.)

Saturday, September 1, 2007

People Crush #9 and #10

Meet: Steven Tyler (the fish) and Powder (the albino frog)

This is the second time that a fish has achieved crush-worthy status on this blog. What can I say, I am a sucker for underwater creatures. I have literally been wanting a fish for over a year. It is kind of like a starter-dog. If Steven Tyler and Powder stay alive, then I can upgrade to a puppy later. Plus without a tv to watch, now NicNic and I have something to keep us entertained at home.

Other names considered for our new pets included: cat, dog and snow.