Saturday, September 20, 2014

Vegas countdown.

In just 5 weeks and 5 days, I will be boarding a plane to Vegas and I am SO excited.  I haven't been there since I was 16.

I know, right?  That barely even counts.

Though I did put a major dent in my credit card at the Forum Shops in Caesar's Palace.  

Also not me.

So.  Since I haven't been to Vegas since before I could legally drink.. Gotta do it right.  Right?

I'll be going Oct. 30th - Nov. 3rd!  Halloween weekend!  Though, to be perfectly honest, that wasn't really my doing.  My friend's husband and his best friend (also both friends of mine) are turning 30 right around that time.  So, a big group of us are going.  Costumes required, of course.

We'll be staying at Treasure Island and partying it up at.. Actually, I don't know.  Everywhere?  Also, booking through Expedia, I got two free tickets to Cirque du Soleil's Mystere show.  Which sounds fun, but with a group of 10, what am I supposed to do with just 2 tickets?  Ah well.  Maybe I'll meet some gorgeous hunk and take him along.  

A girl can dream.

After getting my flights and room all booked, next step was to decide on a costume.

The hostess of the trip wanted all the girls to do a theme with their costumes.  Not my first choice, but I can turn anything slutty, so I was OK with it.  

Hostess really wanted to be a mermaid, so I was all, hey, why not do (slutty) Disney princesses then?  She was excited about that and put it to the other girls.

So far we have Ariel, Snow White, Pocohontas and me, Belle.  

I'm almost always Alice in Wonderland (though she's not technically a princess) or an AiW character, but I decided to bite the bullet and go as my favorite this year. 

Thankfully, Halloween costume sites have a love affair with slutty "storybook and princess" characters, so it wasn't hard to find a selection.

This is the costume that I liked the most, though I'll spend a few days perusing to see if any more pop up.

Throw on some elbow length gloves, hooker heels and fishnets and it'll be properly Vegas-ified.

I can't wait!

Diet: Down 10 lbs (started Sept 1st, but not in earnest until about 6 days ago when I was all Holy Shit!  I only have 6 more weeks until I have to squeeze my ass into a tiny ass-showing costume).  So, I buckled down.  Threw out my junk food, sugar, soda, and booze.

OK, that's a lie.  I drank all my booze.  But it's gone, so same thing.

Fun Booze free: 6 days.  Sigh.

Til next time.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Benzi chibna looble bazebni gweb.

It's been far too long.

And yes, I know.. I always say that.  But it's true.  

Problem is, I just don't have shit to write about.  I really don't.  It's been all the same. 

Hang out with friends, meet people, visit family, catch up on fave shows, walk the pups, be embarrassed by the pups, vow to never take the pups in public again, hang out with friends..

Same ol', truly.  And not even good same ol'.  Boring same ol'.

But.. as a lack of anything better to write..

AND.. well, let's face it.. I'm not sure if I could help myself..

Today is September 1st, 2014.  Which means.. 

In reality.. I have some MAJOR reservations.  Enough that I almost didn't buy the game at all.  Which would have been a first.  And not just a first.. but a first since February 2000.  

Yes, I have literally purchased every Sims game since it's inception.. before it's release (not counting SimCity).

And this was the first that I almost didn't.  

In fact, I didn't buy it until 2 days ago.  Which is the closest to the release date that I've ever purchased an installment.  

Not counting the midnight hard copy releases that I attended.  But that's neither here nor there.

Anyway.. As any serious simmer knows.. There's about 50+ features that The Sims 4 has left out.. including, but not limited to, toddlers, pools, cars, open world, customisable hair/clothing/furniture/worlds, etc.

EA and the TS4 team is hoping to make up for their shortcomings with their new Sim gameplay design.  

Apparently our sims are now going to have moods.  And feel things.  And be affected by their environment and music and shit.

Well, awesome.  I guess.  

That's the major improvement that EA has been spouting.

Which, honestly, is actually pretty awesome.

But not at the expense of customization.  Not at all.  If EA thinks that "feelings" will make up for the solid 25% or so (rough estimate) of gamers that play The Sims precisely for building, design and customizing.. Then EA is gonna have a bad time.

Myself, I've probably put in about 2 hours of time with the CAS demo (CAS = create a sim, for those that don't know) over 2ish weeks.  

That is not a good ratio.  

I could spend hours happily creating a new sim to play with for The Sims 3.  So many options.. So many choices.. So many things to play with and experiment and create..

But if the demo was any indication?  Not good.  I got so terribly bored with the 12 different hairs and set makeup choices and zero clothing patterns.. 

I mean, who cares if you can drag your sim's shoulders out to here and their thighs out to there if in the end you can't even give them the right hair color or pants?  

As for the other disappointments I've heard.. There is a loading screen (albeit short) between lots, no story progression whatsoever, only 25 lots in a neighborhood and those lots are not customisable at all, sims are only given 3 traits to start with, and there is nothing of TS3's expansions packs.

That means no traveling, pets, weather, magic, supernaturals, university or time travel.  Not that I was into the time travel, but still.

So, as of now, my expectations are about as low as can be.  It is now 29 minutes exactly until release and I am half excited and half dreading it.

Let's see what the next generation brings, shall we?  Here's hoping that it will come even a fraction close to what we have had with TS3.

Fingers crossed.


Monday, June 23, 2014

Sloppy Saturdays turn into Sorry Sundays.

Hoo boy, do they ever.

I hit up the Coney Island Mermaid Parade this past Saturday.  I've never been to Coney Island and I don't like parades.  Unless I'm watching them on TV with a strong drink in hand.

But I was promised that there are lots of boobs to gawk at so I packed up my ear plugs (for the screaming children) and my pepperspray (for the screaming children) and off I went.

The day was beyond gorgeous.  Sunny, no humidity and a breeze coming off the water.

When I got there, I realized that I've never actually touched the Atlantic ocean before.  I've seen it, of course.. I've stayed in Ft Lauderdale and Miami.. But I never touched it.  So that was the first thing I did.

Then I said, OK, that's enough.  Where's the bar in this place, anyway?

Taking in some of the Coney Island sights while trying to find a bar that wasn't packed.  Apparently, I wasn't the only one there that was just interested in boobs and booze.  Fuck the floats.

If this face doesn't scream "Trust me with your children!" I don't know what does.

Reason #1 of why I don't like parades.. People.  People everywhere

My friend and I made our way over to Tom's Coney Island where I made my first mistake.

Jolly Rancher with vodka gummy bears.  Omnomnom slurp.

Free vodka bears.  Mistake number 2.

A few jolly ranchers later and I was feeling no pain.  Or my face.

I can honestly say that I didn't see a single parade float.  Frankly, it was kinda hard to from the bar.  I did see quite a few interesting people though.


My favorite boobs mermaid.

All in all, I give it two very erect nipples.  A fun time was had by all.  Especially me.  Next year I plan on having my nipples out too.  Anyone care to join?


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

In review.. Godzilla!

I will try to avoid major spoilers.

So.. big monsters that wreck shit and crush cities?  Sign me up.  I love that shit.

I was one of the 6 people that thought Pacific Rim was awesome.

And only slightly in part because of Charlie Hunnam.

Yes, Charlie.  Yes I do.

So, I had to see Godzilla, of course.  I don't even remember the Matthew Broderick version.  Other than I don't think we were supposed to root for Godzilla.

Whatever.  I love him.

Anyway, in this version we are given a chance to (appropriately) back Godzilla and his rampage through some 20 different cities.  

OK, it was like, 5.  Still.

The new and improved version opens with some idiots accidentally awakening some big prehistoric monster who isn't Godzilla which then awakens Godzilla who has come back to restore the natural balance by kicking Not Godzilla's ass back to the stone age.

The CGI was fantastic, Godzilla looked badass and cute at the same time.

I mean, just look at him.

Now, for the stuff I didn't like.

I couldn't bring myself to care for any of the main characters (played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen), except Bryan Cranston.  It's not that they were bad actors or anything, their acting was good, I just didn't like them.  They lacked star power or something.. they just failed to pull me in to their stories.  Taylor-Johnson and Olsen did have good chemistry between them though.

Also, there were almost no women in the cast except for one female scientist and the main character's wife.  Couldn't they have thrown in a woman or two in the military?  There was a lot of military but I didn't see a single female with a gun.  Hmph.

My biggest complaint though was the destruction and fighting scenes.

Now, when I go see a monster movie, I wanna watch some wreckage and buildings getting thrown around and people stomped on.. all before leading up to the BIG END FIGHT.

Godzilla definitely fell short on this aspect.  The monsters clash from about an hour in and they take the fight all around the country (oddly though, not in NYC, a favorite city for movie demolishing).

Except we didn't see any of it.  Until the big fight at the end, the only destruction and fights between the monsters are played out on news reports behind the characters or through a closing door or blurry goggles.  

We do see the aftermath in the cities, but that was about it.

The big fight at the end was good though.  And I liked how it ended (it couldn't have ended any other way, I think).

IMDB gives the movie a 7.4/10 rating and I agree.  A solid 7.

So, there ya have it.  Go see it and root for Godzilla.


Sunday, May 18, 2014

30 + 1

So, I haven't much to say.. Other than an update on my Project 365.

 I have 2 pics so far.  Two very lovely pics. 

Or, at least, I think so.

I drank the wine.. skipped the chips.  Dammit.
Project 365 #1

Beautiful gift from my popsy.  LOVE it.
Project 365 #2

Friday, May 16, 2014

But I don't wanna grow up..

Welp, here it is.. The official last day of my 20s.

What I'm doing tonight

Where the fuck did all the years go?  

Granted, I probably don't remember about 2 of them (fucking booze) but that still leaves 8 years that just *poof* disappeared.

Isn't there some kind of deal that I can make with the devil to go back to being 21 or something?

There sure are a few things that I'd like a redo on.  Though, luckily not that many.

I guess, all in all.. My 20s weren't so bad.  A few ups and downs like anybody, and the last 2ish years or so were a bit bumpy.  But I think, overall, they were pretty good.

And.. I am determined to make my 30s the absolute best years.

Well, until my 40s.  But one decade at a time, hm?

Here's what I've done so far, and what I'm planning to do to

As you know, I'm working on losing my winter weight.  Dropped almost 10 pounds so far!  Really miss a lot of things.. Fries.. booze.. ice cream.. butter.. But, I do feel great, so.. I'm sticking with it.

I also was reading about Project 365, where you take 1 photo a day for an entire year.  I really like this idea.  And hell, with camera phones it's certainly easy enough.  So, starting tomorrow, for 1 year I am going to take 1 picture a day and document my entire 30th year.

We'll see how it goes.

Also, I'm going to get my acting site up and running and start mailings to local managers and agencies.  That's my goal for this month.

Huh.. writing this out, I realized I've kinda naturally set timely goals.

Year: Picture a day
Month: Mailings
Day: Stick to the diet.

Hm.. now I need a goal for the week to round it out.  

I'll get back to you on that.

Other than that, I don't really have much planned for the actual birthday.  Some drinks with fam tomorrow night and then I'm going to hit the Brooklyn fair next week.  What better way to celebrate turning 30 than by acting like a kid?

Monday, May 12, 2014

Dipping my toes back into the dating sludge.

So, I mentioned a few days ago that I hadn't been interested in dating lately.  Which is true.  But unless I want to end up a crazy(er) dog lady then I need to get back out there.

So, I bit the bullet and joined another site.  

Yes, another.  I'm keeping the POF and OkC profiles up for the laughs (and the blog hits) and maybe for the off chance that one of the 3 sane guys in NYC happens to message me.


Anyway, I figured since the sites I'm on now aren't working, it's time to shake it up a bit.

I joined Millionaire Match.  

Actually, my aunt had a lot of luck on it and mentioned it to me years ago but I was all "Yeah, OK.  Someday."  Well, someday has arrived.

I've been on it about a week now and have some promising leads.  I'm not sure if this is New Profile Luck or it's a slightly classier breed of men.  Which, lets be honest.. that's not terribly hard to do.  I mean, let's face it.. In today's dating world a typical convo after the first date goes like this:

Dating Douche: "Hey!  I had such a great time with you tonight, I really hope we can do it again!"
Dating Dummy (me): "Thank you so much!  I really had a great time too!"
Dating Douche: "Good. :)  Hey, here's a picture of my penis.  So, are you doing anything next Friday?"
Dating Dummy: "..."

And then I have to go through the hassle of blocking yet another number.  I've had to block so many numbers that the NSA probably thinks I'm on the run from the mob or Nicolas Cage or something.  It's really very inconvenient.

What I like so far is that the men tend to be a little older (and y'all know I love me an older man) and much, much more polite.  I haven't once gotten a "Fine, fuck you, ugly bitch," reply to my "Sorry, I'm not interested, best of luck!" messages.  So that right there is a plus.

Not only that, but the messages themselves are monitored.  Any vulgar or sexual language gets you immediately banned.  And my fellow online dating ladies know how nice that must be, amirite?

So, we'll see how it goes and I'll be sure to report back on here.  Otherwise, what fun would that be?

In other news, I'm still on my No Fats, No Sugar, No Fun Alcohol diet and things are going really, really well.  I was eating healthier for a couple weeks beforehand, so the diet wasn't THAT huge of a change.  And I've been adhering strictly to proper portion sizes.  It's crazy how much of a difference that makes.  I'm down 6 pounds this week alone.

Fucking-A.  It feels good.  Plus, my energy is up and I've had a lot less mood swings.  

This is good for everyone involved.  Trust me.  Heh.

Alright, loves.  Chat soon, I'm sure.