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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Almost Done


I suck so much at keeping up with blogging. 

I've spent so much time reading other people's blogs that I just completely neglected my blogging duties. 

Since 2012 is almost gone, I wanted to write one last time and reflect on the past year. 

As I've mentioned in my previous posts, I have been in the process of applying for police departments and sweet baby jesus has it been a process. It's always something that's been in the back of my mind and I finally grew a pair and decided to pursue it. It definitely hasn't been easy. Luckily, my brother is a police officer and has been a tremendous amount of help which prevented me from going into the process completely blind. My biggest goal for 2013 is to get my name on as many lists as possible and hopefully get called back by a department within the next two years. For all of you who don't really know the process of becoming a police officer, it's an extremmeeelllly long process that deals with magazine length applications, written tests, physical's, oral interviews, background checks, polygraph tests, psychological exams, and medical exams. It's exhausting and the biggest waiting game of your life. 

**Crossing my fingers that something great happens**

I had surgery over the summer and was diagnosed with Endometriosis (you bitch). That was the main reason why I started my blog - I wanted to bring awareness to women about this horrible, horrible disease. If you go back to my earlier posts, you'll see what I'm talking about (sorry for not providing the links to said posts, I'm lazy hee hee). Anyway, as I continued blogging, I decided to redirect my focus and not dedicate my entire blog to my health issues. It was actually quite depressing to keep writing about my pain so I stopped. I know some bloggers dedicate their entire blogs to chronicling their journey's with their health issues but I just couldn't do it. Don't get me wrong, I find those types of blogs inspiring and very informative, but I had a hard time doing it myself. 

The last 6 months have been some of the most trying and emotional months of my life, and not because of my surgery or police testing. But because of a guy. 
It's always because of a damn boy. 
I haven't divulged too much info about my personal life on here but let's just say my heart belongs to a certain firefighter who has made me fallen in love with him beyond belief. Unfortunately, our relationship took a bit of a pause when things weren't going well career wise. It's been rough. REALLY rough. I've been angry. I've cried more times than humanly possible. But I've held on to hope and that's what's kept me going. Fortunately, things have gotten much better and we are on the path to getting things right again. I can only hope that everything will fall into place and work out for the best.

Let me just tell you guys one thing, dating public service men is NOT easy. Sweet Jesus do they make you want to pull your hair out and beat them with a bat. Kidding. Not really. And I'm over here trying to get into the same profession. What am I thinking?! Funny how matters of the heart work. 

Alright, enough about the sappy stuff. 

So this fall/winter season, I developed some obsessions. Well, not really developed, the obsessions were always there, I just finally acted on them lol. 

Let's take a look: 

Obsession #1: Leggings

I hate wearing pants. Absolutely hate them. So I decided to wear leggings as much as I can. Don't worry, I'm not one of those girls that wears them with itty bitty shirts that don't cover your butt. I'm not that unclassy. Jeans have always been difficult for me to shop for. I'm 5'3 but rarely find pants that fit me well length wise. I also end up getting some major bunch-age around my knees. I don't get it. They can literally be the tightest pants on the planet but will still manage to be loose and bunchy around the knees. I haaate it. Leggings alleviates all of this for me. I'm able to pair them with cute boot socks or leg warmers and call it a day. I don't care what anyone says, leggings make me happy so I'll keep on wearing them. 

Obsession #2:

Steve Madden shoes. 

Ok, this is going to sound bad...but...in November,I bought 6 pairs of Steve Madden shoes in the span of 3 weeks. I couldn't help it. I went into the store and it was almost as if the beautiful shoes were screaming to get on my not so pretty feet and make them look pretty. I couldn't resist. I've bought 2 pairs of combat boots, 1 pair of riding boots, and 2 pairs of heels. Sadly, it probably won't stope there. My mother would kill me and/or send me to some type of shopaholics anonymous classes if she were to find out. Eeek. 

Obsession #3:

Tutus

Not for me per se, but for little girls. Actually, if I could wear tutus everyday, I would. But I can't. Instead, I buy them for my 1.5 year old Goddaughter. Her mom hates tutus and refuses to put them on her but she can't refuse them if Nina Stephanie buys them for her :) I also bought the cuuuutest tutu outfit for one of the guy's daughter's at work. I was super thrilled when he told me that the mom loved it and even made it her Thanksgiving outfit :) 

Obsession #4

Zara

Yes, the store. It's my second home. And it's next door to Steve Madden. Bad combo. 

Obsession #5

Lululemon 

Ok, girls. Seriously. Their workout clothes are the bomb.com. After I started my training, I had to stock up on work out clothes. I had some previous stuff from back in the day when I used to work out, but I was never a fan of what I wore. I always had issues with shorts riding up, shirts not fitting right, running tights NOT being tight, etc. I knew I needed good stuff to keep my shorts in place when running, keep my shirts from riding up when lifting weights, and keep my bootay looking good when on the treadmill. I was introduced to lululemon earlier this year and completely fell in love with all of their clothes. Not gonna lie, their prices are a bit ridiculous but the money you spend is completely worth it. So for my fellow gym rats, check their stuff out. Not only will you get great quality attire, but you'll look cute while flexin your guns ;) 

I think that sums up my major obsessions from the past months. 

Wonder what new obsessions 2013 will bring?

To all in blogger land, have a wonderful new year! 

<3 Steph 




Friday, December 14, 2012

Left Unsettled


Newtown, CT will never be the same. 

It is still very difficult to grasp what has happened. So many young, innocent lives taken. And of course, the lives of those who made it their career to protect and educate those little souls. 

I will admit that I have not watched any coverage on this. The media can be so monstrous in depicting real-life events that I'd rather seek out the information from legitimate sources (not saying that these "legitimate" sources are 100% accurate). As a Political Science major, I was taught that the media will misconstrue and twist every detail around  just to get the publicity that they need/want. For that reason, I was taught to really research the facts. Not just what Mr. & Mrs. CNN-NBC-FOX (gag) people want me to believe. These innocent lives that were taken were feeling more than any of us will ever be able to understand. Their horrific and unfortunate demise do not deserve to be exploited. 

And then comes the ultimate question: Why did this happen?

As someone who always needs to have an answer to everything, an explanation for this tragedy will never replace those lives. Even if we get an answer, we're still left with the horrible realization of what really happened. And with questions comes blame. We are a nation that loves to blame someone else for our problems. Some people are blaming gun control, insufficient mental health programs, and God. This is isn't God's fault. This isn't the fault of a gun being purchased. Adam Lanza willfully did what he did. It's always easier to point the finger to something or someone else and I can understand why people are doing it in this case. But instead of jumping to conclusions and putting the blame on others and turning this into yet another political war, embrace your life and your loved ones who share it with you. I'm a huge believer in prayer and God, but God didn't do this. This doesn't mean that Adam Lanza "needed" God. He was a human being who had a choice. He chose to do what he did today. God is aware of this. God has his own reasoning for this. But it's not His fault. 

I'm a gun advocate (hence my desire to become a police officer) and I am already seeing people battling it out because many believe that guns are the problem. I could not disagree more. Guns do not possess feelings. Guns do not wake up and say, "Today, I'm going to take the lives of 26 innocent lives." The person who decided to pull the trigger is the murderer, not the gun. I have a friend who said that there aren't these types of mass shootings in Europe because they have gun control and how America should adopt those same policies. While I see where he is coming from, it's illogical. Yes, Europe has complete different gun laws (I lived in London for 5 weeks), their police officers do not even cary guns, but just because it works for them does not mean it will work for us. For one, the European lifestyle is COMPLETELY different than ours. It would take DECADES for our society to even remotely mimic theirs. There is already too much money and power invested in the firearms industry, it just wouldn't work. 

My heart aches for all of those parents who will not have the joy of seeing their little ones anymore. The pain of seeing all of their unopened Christmas presents. The confusion and anger that they will probably harbor for the rest of their lives. I can only hope that with every day that passes by, they seek comfort with their loved ones and hold on to the beautiful memories that they shared with their children. They will one day meet again. 

I came to visit my parent's this weekend after not having done so for 2 weeks. I came sick beyond belief and even at 25 years old, I still have the privilege of coming home to parents to take care of me. Their love and admiration for me is no different at 25 than it was when I was 5. And it kills me that those parents won't ever experience that. 

My deepest prayers, thoughts, and condolences go out to all those affected by this tragedy. Love everyone in your life, tell them that you love them every day, and never forget just how short life can be. It only takes one second for a person's life to be changed forever. 


Sickly Friday



 
 
 
It's Friday. And I feel like a dead dog. Sick as heyyyall.
 
 
Linking up with Leslie , these are my confessions (I can't help but to start singing Usher's Confession's song when I say that)...
 
 
I confess...that I am one sick mess. I can't win this winter. I just can't. And of course, I haddd to get sick this week...
 
I confess... that because of said sickness, I will have to miss my police exam tomorrow. I am VERY upset with this. I would suck it up and go but considering they're administering both the physical AND written tests on the same day, no way I'll last all 6-8 hours. I was sick for a previous police exam, but since it was broken up into two days, I was able to tough it out. Plus, this cough sounds and feels horrendous. I doubt all of the other candidates would want to put up with my sickly sef **sigh**
 
I confess... that I will be heading home this weekend to my parent's house to have my momma take care me of me and make me all of her crazy Mexican concoctions to get me better. Annnddd maybe I can get my dad to spoil me some. What dad likes to see theei 25 year-old daughter sick? Tee hee hee.
 
I confess... last night was my job's Christmas party and I had a fabulous time eventhough I was coughing and sneezing my life away. I avoided talking to people in the beginning only because my cough was so bad that I could hardly hold more than a 5 second conversation. I danced my booty off and now cannot feel my toes on my left foot. Literally, they're numb. I must've pinched a nerve or something. Oh well. The lunch was held at Chicago Cut Steakhouse and the reception was held at Vertigo Skylounge. Both places were fabbuulous. My company knows how to get down.
 
 
Karla, me, Vanessa. KJS Trio. Taken at Chicago Cut Steakhouse.
 
 
 
Vanessa and me at the reception - Vertigo Skylounge at the Dana Hotel. Downtown Chicago. BEAUTIFUL skyline.
 
 
I confess... since I unfortunately will be missing out on tomorrow's police exam, I will be filling out 2 more applications for police departments. This little lady means business with this!
 
I confess... that I was just informed about the tragic shooting in Connecticut. I CANNOT believe how many innocent little kids were killed in this sensless act. People are sick. People suck. Another reason why I want to work in law enforcement. And another thing, all of these comments from people that I keep reading saying, "I thought we lived in the safest place in America"...stop it. Living in the nicest neighborhood isn't going to make you invincible from violence. Stop being oblivious to the fact that anyone can wake up one day with pure evil in their heart and execute a horrible act of violence. Bad things don't just happen in the hood, people. Get your facts straight and stop thinking that your community is exempt from all violence.
 
On that note...
 
I hope everyone has a great and safe weekend!
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Pinteresting Wednesday!



Happy Hump Day.
 
I woke up sick. I feel absolutely terrible and this is the WORST time for me to get sick. I have my job's Christmas party tomorrow on top of another police exam this Saturday. I CANNOT be this sick come Saturday.
 
Anywho...let's pin!
 
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Bahaha, for real!
 
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LMAO!
 
 
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Winter coziness....just not in Chicago :/
 
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Holla!
 
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I can never get my nails to look like this
 
 
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Monday, December 10, 2012

Ugh!

 
 
It's only 11:06 and this Monday has already started off on the wrong foot. I haven't mentioned much about the neighbors that live above me but that's about to change right now.
 
My roommate and I live in a condo building that has four floors, we are on the third. We have the corner unit so it's pretty nice not having neighbors next to us. The neighbors across from us are super cool and have never had a problem with them. However, the obnoxious people who live above us have made living there quite the experience. Long story short: they're loud, obnoxiously loud. We have communicated with them several times about their noise level (and not to mention the time their washer overflowed and leaked into our laundy room, all while they were home and had absolutely no idea what was going on. IDIOTS) but it hasn't helped much. We've even had our landlord talk to them. Recently, their obnoxious noise level has also turned into long ongoing sex fests through out the night and in the morning. Now, don't get me wrong. I'm not hating on them for that. Go ahead and get it, but C'MON, their bed is RIGHT above me and I can hear evvveerrryyyything. I brought this up to them (pretty sure they were embarrassed, but I have a minimal social filter and like to make people feel absolutely terrible when annoying me for whatever reason) and it seemed to have calmed down just a bit. Whatever. Fine.
 
Well, this morning as my roommate was leaving for work, she texted me telling me that someone had removed our names from our mailbox. This is the second time this has happened. The first time, we only had a flimsy little piece of paper on their so we didn't think much of it. We replaced it with a pretty big piece of paper with tape over it. So this tells us that whoever removed it deliberately did so considering you actually had to try and stand there to peel everything off. I was irate. Play all the pranks you want but don't fuck with my mail. Excuse my french. I'm also certain that it's safe to assume that it is them who are doing this. We have absolutely no other problems or complaints with any of the other neighbors. So now I'm thinking on what I can do. Legally and personally, they don't know who they are messing with. I can either let it go (which I never do) or retaliate in a very meticulous, clever way (which I am phenomenal at doing).
What a joy, right?
 
UGH.
 
 
Anyyywaaayyyy
 
My weekend was quite eventful.
 
Friday - I was suposed to go out for my friend's girlfriend's birthday. Didn't happen. Instead, I spent it at the ER with one of my best friends. She was complaining of chest pains that were getting worse throughout the day. She ended up leaving work at around 1:30, I joined her at 5, and we didn't get out until 10 at night! Ridiculous. I've had my share of ER visits so I knew it was going to take a while, but not THAT long. Unfortunately, the dr's couldn't figure out what was wrong so they sent her home with pain meds. Poo.
 
Saturday: My roommate and I went to our boss' Christmas party which was the bomb.com. We stuffed our faces with delicious food and desserts, I had 5 pomegranate martinis and 4 shots of Patron ( can we say LUSH or whaaat). I rarely drink anymore. The last time I legitimately got white girl wasted was about 2 years ago. So you can just imagine what I was like. Ha. Surprisingly, I didn't wake up with a terrible hangover. Tired, yes. But no pounding headache that felt like baby aliens were trying to come out. Sadly, I did not take any pictures so I can't share with you just how awesome the food and decorations were.
 
Sunday: Ate, laundry, ate some more, studied, bed.
 
This week is my job's Christmas party and things get ROWDY reallllll fast. I promise to take pics that day to share.
 
I have another police exam this Saturday so that means hardcore studying and gym time.
 
 
Now I have to get back and plot my revenge on the wretched neighbors.
 
I hope everyone has a much more fabulous Monday! <3
 
 

Thursday, November 29, 2012

As Promised

Its Ok Thursdays
 
 
Keeping my promise from yesterday's post, here we go:
 
It's OK...
 
...that I've neglected my blogging duties for almost two weeks. I became one busy gal.
 
...to be anxiously waiting to hear back from the police department I interviewed with yesterday (a big reason why I didn't blog. I was busy preparing for said interview).
 
...to be over fall/winter already. It hasn't even snowed in Chicago yet but I'm not remotely ready for it. Hurry up, summer!
 
...to be super excited for tonight's dinner date with my girls. There's this 24 hour diner in Indiana that we absolutely love and today will be the first time in months that we all get to go. Yay for more fatness!
 
...to not have to worry too much about Christmas shopping. My family isn't really big on exchanging gifts so it's a big relief.
 
...to have a zillion and one holiday parties to go to and no new holiday dresses. Eeeekkk!
 
...that i want to eat an entire oreo pie. By myself. No shame. How I still manage to weigh 112 pounds is beyond me, but I'll take it. Probably won't be saying that in a year lol.
 
... that I have bought 3 pairs of boots in 2 weeks. I have a problem.
 
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As I mentioned above, I had my first interview with a police department yesterday. I kept it hush-hush only because I wanted to realllyyy focus on preparing for it. It was one of the most nerve wracking experiences ever. I could literally hear my heart beating while sitting across from all of the commissioners. Overall, I think I did ok considering it was my first interview. Now it's another big waiting game. No idea when I'll find out how I did but I'm hoping it'll be realtively soon. I have another police test next month and will begin my hibernation starting next week. I will be enclosed in my aparrtment studying and at the gym training for the physical test. At least I'll be in shape for the holidays!
 
Alright, enough about cop stuff.
 
Can I just say that Pinterest has terribly aided in my shopping addiction? It's HORRIBLE. I cannot believe how out of control I have gotten with buying clothes, shoes, & scarves. Thank you baby jesus for holiday bonuses at work!
 
Too bad I didn't win the Powerball Jackpot. One day. Yeah right.
 
Hope everyone has had an awesome week. One more day til Friday!
 
<3 Steph
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Breathe. Breathe. BREATHE.

 
 
 
I've neglected my blogging duties for a while now.
 
Big things are happening tonight.
 
I will update tomorrow. Promise.
 
 
 
 
 
 
EEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Relax

Its Ok Thursdays
 
 
Phewww this week is flying by. I have neglected my blogging duties this week but only because it's been quite a chaotic week. Lots of great things have happened annnddd lots of not so great things have also happened. But I have to keep on pressing on.
 
Let's get on with It's OK Thursday's:
 
It's OK...
 
...that I keep putting off going to the gym. The cold weather makes me want to stay on my couch and eat lots of oreo cookies...
 
...to be super nervous and excited for my first ever police interview. I WILL NAIL THIS...
 
...to not be very excited for the holiday's. I'll keep my reasons to myself...for now...
 
...to feel absolutely fabulous when wearing my new Steve Madden boots. Some lady complimented them while I was waiting for the bus. Yeah!...
 
...to be excited for tonight's happy hour with my boys who studied abroad in London with me...
 
...to be absolutely head over heels in love with my best friend eventhough our careers (more so his) aren't allowing us to be together right now. In due time...
 
...to be loyal to everyone around me even when they may not be loyal to me...
 
...to be completely obsessed with wanelo.com...
 
Ciao bellas!
 
 
 
 
 

Friday, November 9, 2012

Is this week over yet?




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Happy Friday to all in bloggerland! This week seems like it took forever and a day to end. The elction made it feel like it was twice as long, glad that's all over with. People STILL have on their cranky pants because of the election, hopefully they change them or just take the damn pants off and relax.
 
 
Dear Boss: Thank you for giving Karla and me courtside tickets to last night's Bulls game. Even though we lost, we had an AWESOME time. Not too many people can say that they sat 10 feet from some of the best players in the NBA.
 
 
 
Noah baby!
 
Dear Coffee: You came out WAY too sugary for me this morning. I am a little displeased with starting off my Friday morning with a mediocre cup of coffee.
 
Dear Weekend: I am excited that you're finally here and that I won't have to wake up at 4 a.m for another police exam. I will definitely be sleeping in!
 
Dear You Know Who You Are: Hurry up and get your ish together so we can get back to being awesome together. This girl misses you a lot.
 
Dear Radio: Why do you always cut out Left Eye's part in all of the old school TLC songs that you play? I like to rap to her part so please stop cutting it out. Rude.
 
Dear new Steve Madden boots: I love you so much. Even though I had to hold off on wearing you since I had to exchange you for a half size smaller, you were worth the wait and look fabulous on my feet. I may be a little obsessed.
 
Dear XSport: I reluctantly signed up for your membership again. You and I broke up about a year ago but now I have had to suck it up and get back with your smelly, crowded self. Be good to me so I don't have to cancel you again. And make my muscles big. And get me a nicer, toned ba-donk a donk.
 
Dear Credit/Debit Card: I am warning you that you will be getting confiscated by Karla while I am at work so I don't run out to the stores and use you. After yesterday's credit card bill, you need to relax and stop demanding everything that you want. You must be getting tired of getting swiped so much. Not.
 
Dear Weather: You're supposed to be in the mid 60s this weekend and then drop down to 30 something mid next week. Just stop. You're not kidding anyone. I know you're just playing with every Chicagoan's emotions making them think that this winter isn't going to be SO brutal. But I know your gimics, you're going to be the nastiest little biotch and make everyone freeze their booty's off and make commuting impossible. I hate you. Tell your friend, Summer, that I can't wait for her to get here.
 
 
Hope everyone has a great & safe weekend!
 
<3 Steph
 
 
 
 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Sweet Tunes I Can't Skip

 
I was reading Sami's blog today and she did an awesome post of her top 15 songs that she can't skip. Actually, her post was part deux of her first top 15 songs, but I don't blame her for making another list. A girl needs her jams to rock out! So I figured I would compile a list of my top 20 songs that I CANNOT skip over when I hear them.
 
This list will be ALL OVER THE PLACE. So hold on to your pants. I love all kinds of music.
 
 
 
1. Flashing Lights by Kanye West
 
I am a HUGE Kanye fan. HUGE. You guys don't even know. I met him my junior year of college when his Graduation album came out. This song is featured on that album and it reminds me of all the awesome times I had in school that year. I requested this song everywhere I went...pretty sure my friends got annoyed with me doing so.
 
 
 
 
2. Escape by Enrique Iglesias.
 
Ok, guys. This is serious stuff. I am in COMPLETE love with this man. Utter love. Obsessed. Infatuated.I met him 5 years ago after much stalking lol. Since gracing my television screen at 8 years old, I have been in love. I will marry him one day. Anyway, this song is one of my favorite English tracks by him. I'm more of a fan of his old English music and this song always gets me. Plus, he still performs it at his concerts so that's a plus.
 
 
 
3. Edge of Desire by John Mayer
 
By far by favorite John Mayer song. This song has to be one of his most underrated songs and I think I like it like that. I had this song on repeat all summer long because it described my feelings and situation perfectly.
 
 
4. More Than A Feeling by Boston
 
This is such a great "feel good" song. This song reminds me of my freshman year at college when all of my fraternity friends would blast it in the dorms. Who cares that we were rockin out to a 70s song in 2005?! I also turn this shiz up whenever I hear it in the car.
 
 
 
5. Bidi Bidi Bom Bom by Selena
 
This is also serious business. I grew up listening to Selena as a little girl. This song was the first song I learned word for word and would belt it out around the house. Selena was our Madonna and it was a complete devastation when she was murdered. R.I.P  
 
 
6.Insane In The Membrane by Cypress Hill
 
This song is a 90s classic. My brother was a HUGE Cypress Hill fan when he was in high school and this song would always be on in the house and his car. Whenever we're both out and hear this song, we go nuts and sing (rap) together lol.
 
 
7. This Is How We Do It by Montell Jordan
 
Another 90s classic. I go crazy when this comes on the radio. I was 9 years old when this song came out and even then it had me dancing.
 
 
8. Mr. Tambourine Man by: Bob Dylan
 
Bob Dylan is legenadary. This song is legendary. Enough said.
 
 
9. I Wanna Dance With Somebody by: Whitney Houston
 
How can this song not get you in an awesome mood?! No matter where I am, if I hear it, I'm shakin my booty.
 
 
 
 
10. We Found Love by: Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris
 
I am obsessed with this song. It makes my heart happy. I think it will forever be in my top 5 favorite songs.
 
 
11. Fix You by Coldplay
 
Such a beautiful song with powerful lyrics. I've seen them twice in concert and get goosebumps whenever they perform this.
 
 
12. As Long As You Love Me by Backstreet Boys
 
I was (still am) the BIGGEST BSB fan growing up and this was one of their first songs that I heard. After I watched the video, it was love and beautiful history after that. I saw them twice in concert last year when they toured with NKOTB. I am a teeny bopper at heart.
 
 
13. Bump N Grind by R. Kelly
 
I'm from Chicago. R. Kelly is from Chicago. This is a CLASSIC and not to mention, some baby makin music. Love this jam.
 
 
14. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
 
I am a die hard Queen fan and this song cannot go unoticed, unplayed, unheard of wherever you go. I love karaokeeing to this too lol.
 
 
15. All Eyes On Me by 2 Pac
 
I love rap music. I love (good) rap music. 2 Pac was the greatest rapper of all time. This came out when I was in elementary school and although I probably shouldn't have been listening to it at that time, this song is featured on one of his best albums.
 
 
16. The Middle by Jimmy Eat World
 
This song always puts me in a good mood. I used to listen to it in high school and college whenever I was stressed because of finals. Now I just rock out to it wherever I am.
 
 
17. Dirty Diana by Michael Jackson
 
The King of Pop. My all time favorite. No further explanation is needed.
 
 
18. A Decade Under The Influence by Taking Back Sunday
 
I accidentally got into TBS when I was 18. One of my best friends invited me to an Angels and Airwaves concert where TBS was the opening act. It was my first (and last) moshing experience and I was hooked on this song after that.
 
 
19. I Won't Give Up by Jason Mraz
 
This song is dear to my heart because I relate to every single freakin lyric to the song. It makes me cry. It makes me hurt. But it reminds me that I'm not giving up.
 
 
20. You Make Me Wanna by Usher
 
Ooooohhhh weeeeeeee. I was 10 when this came out. I drooled when I watched the video. I fell in complete lust for this man. This is one of my all time favorite Usher songs. I like his old stuff waayyyy better than his new material. I think he's lost touch with the swooning R&B that made him so famous. He needs to go back that instead of the glowstick music he's been making lately.
 
 
 
 
And that's it for now!! There are defintely more songs that would make my list but these are the ones that I absolutely know for a fact get my full attention when they come on.


It's OK

Its Ok Thursdays
 
 
It's that time again. Time to link-up with Amber for It's OK Thursdays.
 
What's OK with me this week?
 
It's OK...
 
That I had a mini heart attack after viewing my credit card statement this morning. I need to stop shopping so much. Yeah right.
 
That I have decided not to take this weekend's police exam. After last week's let down, I have decided to focus on training and getting stronger in order to kick ass on the next physical. I have about 3 weeks until the next exam so I will be a hardcore gym rat the next couple of weeks. Like my daddy told me, "You're smart. You can improve your strength, you can't fix stupid."
 
To be utterly disgusted with some people's ignorant, shameless, and racial comments about the election. It really dissapoints me to know that our country is still so divided and stuck on race. Get over it.
 
To be in complete love with the two new pairs of boots I bough from Steve Madden this week. My feet absolutely love them! (But not my bank account.)
 
To not be fully ready for the holiday's. I can't believe how fast this year flew by!!
 
That I will be looking for holiday dresses reaallly soon. My boss & his wife host an anual Christmas party at their house at the begining of December & my company has their anual extravaganza mid December. These parties get nuts. My dress has to match the night's energy ;)  
 
That I cry a little every time I watch Chicago Fire because it reminds me of my firefighter. Sigh. Shut up, Steph. Just shut up. Don't talk about it just yet.
 
That my roommate bought me an entire french silk pie & I will more than likely devour the whole thing by tonight.
 
That I absolutely hate scented detergent because it messes with my skin.
 
That I am finally eligible for a phone upgrade but will probably hold off until my phone completely dies on me. #TeamNoIphone
 
What's OK with you this week???
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

On A Different Note..

 
 
I am one tired girl at work. That 2 o'clock feeling usually hits me pretty hard around 3 o'clock instead.
 
I am looking forward to going home to cook, relax, watch X Factor & Chicago Fire. Because we all know how much I love me my firefighters. Well, one in specific...which is a completely different story.
Just shut up, Stephanie.
 
 
It'll definitely be a break from all of the political madness that has been going on. So many people left home with their cranky pants on today. Relax, people. It'll be ok.
 
That is all.
 
 
 
 
 


I've Got His Back

 
 
Last night was a big night for America. President Obama was re-elected as the President of the United States and I am extremely happy with the outcome. I watched 4 hours of the election coverage, I just couldn't do or watch anything else. I even missed Sons Of Anarchy! Watching the coverage had me SO stressed and there were many times where I felt Romney was going to win. Such a nerve wracking night.
 
It saddens me to see the hateful and ignorant comments made by so many people after it was announced that Obama had won. While I admit that I have always been a fighter when it comes to politics, I always make it a priority to respect everyone's opinion and back up mine with facts. It was obvious to see that many people's anger got the best of them. At the end of the day, Obama is this nation's leader and his country should respect him for that. You may not have to like or agree with what he says or does, but respect him for the job that he does.  
 
As a latina, I was extrmely proud to see so many latinos vote at this year's election. From what I read last, 71% of hispanics voted for Obama -that is amazing. I am proud to say that I fall under that percentage. I got your back, Obama ;)
 
 
Moving on.

Let's pin!
 
 



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One of the many reasons I voted for him.
 
 
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I do this every night
 
 
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Word
 
 
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Bruges - want to go back
 
 
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Awesome
 
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You know who you are
 
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Been trying to find one of these everywhere!
 
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I hate math.