Thursday, October 30

Wedding Dress



This is what I was thinking of going with. Initially I wasn't going white, but as I progressed with watching way too many bridal shows on TLC I decided white is something I do want, but am not married to- HAA- i made a pun.

Let me know what you think, only if it's positive, I can't take negative criticism I refuse.

Wednesday, October 29

Pic from Baby Shower



Before the shit got CAAARAAAAZY! We were the ladies of the night!

Stay tuned for pictures of the baby bottle beer chugging contest, will not dissapoint!

FUNNY SET UP FROM FRIEND

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Tuesday, October 28

5 Weeks 2 Days Left


It's 11:50 PM on Tuesday. I just finished sewing joe's gold track shorts for his Paulie Bleeker costume. I found it impossible to purchase these shorts from any sports store online or other wise in the specific color and size I needed them in. (No.... American Apparel did not carry them) I thought it was going to be a 1 stop shopping trip costume... boy was I wrong! Anyway after purchasing 3 pairs of shorts 2 of which were made for an 8 year old and a 6 year old boy and came with a lakers purple large holed mesh t-shirt jersey... I have made medium sized yellow gold men's track shorts.

Joe was asleep and refused to get out of bed to try them on. Not that I blame him, I am ready for bed as well. Not that I could after finishing my sewing job I felt so accomplished I needed to move on to more Suzy Home-body chores/activities. I purchased a baby scrapbook type thing at Babies'R'Us today with my beloved gift certificate I got from Mark & Sara- THANKS!!!!!

So! I filled out all the info with a permanent marker, accidentally labelling joe's mother in his family tree twice ( I 50% blame pregnancy & 50% blame my inaccuracy due to lack of sleep and another 10% to blindness due to staring at yellow gold polyester for 2 hours +) That makes me 110% wrong and I'm good with that. Now I need to find out how to fix it... shit. I wrote him a sweet little letter in the last page of the book and put in as many sonogram photos as I could fit in! I love my little pictures of him growing from this funny doll like bouncy blob to this big boney baby with cute feet. As great as these pictures are, I'm ready for the real thing!

Anyway after a great sentimental bit of filling out all the cute details about my little boy that I already have the pleasure of knowing a bit. I am blogging, because I haven't had the laptop for long enought to blog since Sunday. **tear** I'd rather be sleeping. So I will now go to bed! Good night to all!

blogging from my phone is impossible ahhhh!

Monday, October 27

it's 12:09 in the PM


and I'm eating icecream! can't sleep...

Sunday, October 26

Baby Shower AWESOMENESS!!!!!

Yesterday was the big day! FUN FUN FUN!

It's really awesome to have moments in your life when you are shown how many great people surround and support you! I am so very very very lucky to have great friends who will love Mr. Ace Baby, Joey, & I and back us up when we need it!

So! Thanks to all of the wonderful and awesome buddies that showed up to the PARTY yesterday, I am super happy about the way everything turned out, & am INCREDIBLY LUCKY to know such awesome peeps!

THE SCHWAG WAS FANTASTIC BTW! Pretty much completely awe struck by all the gifts! I feel like I have to get thank you gifts for everyone... cards just seem so not enough!

FAVORITE EVENTS:::

Baby bottle beer chugging contest! Mark Won!!

Baby food feeding contest- totally a tie, but either way so happy that people participated it was the most hilarious thing EVER!

Friday, October 24

Mother in laws to be-know what I like


Joe's mom sent me this:

pairs one of my favorite authors and a shared point of view!


“I look at these people and can’t quite believe that they exist. Are they professional actors? I wonder. Or are they simply laymen who want a lot of attention? To put them in perspective, I think of being on an airplane. The flight attendant comes down the aisle with her food cart and, eventually, parks it beside my seat. “Can I interest you in the chicken?” she asks. “Or would you prefer the platter of shit with bits of broken glass in it? To be undecided in this election is to pause for a moment and then ask how the chicken is cooked.”

- Author *David Sedaris*, on undecided voters

6 Weeks Left


That's right today is the marker for week 34. What am I doing about it? Eating a peice of left over pizza before yoga- it helps my chi.

ha! Namaste!

Monday, October 20

46 More Days


This fat suit is going buy-bye in 46 more days! It's all protein, veggies and fruit after this BABY!


MY BUTT IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO BIG!

Saturday, October 18

Friday, October 17

So I took Initiative

I wrote an email to the salon about my bad haircut.

Here's what it said:

Hi!

So! I came in and got a haircut impromptu a few days ago. I was super psyched that I was able to make a same day appointment, and was treated well by all your staff members. I had my haircut done by Chris, he was nice, relate-able.... I had a good experience, and felt that we communicated well. I in no way could complain about anything Chris did, except my cut.

My consultation was good, i thought we were on the same page. I had originally wanted a bob straight across the back, as I am growing my hair out for my wedding and had this terrible awkward style that was the remnants of growing my hair out and not doing a thing to it for 4 months. I knew I wouldn't feel miraculous after my hair cut because I'm gaining weight in my face due to my pregnancy and a bob will just make it look bigger. To liberate myself from the uneven undermullet was my main goal and I knew I would leave feeling much happier than when I entered the salon, as long as it was gone. Chris suggested that there should be a slight gradient, I speculated, but decided to trust him, he looks at hair all day, when I put my hands back and drew the line of where it would go... I thought we were in line with eachother. When it was done, my ugly mullet dissapeared + another 2 unexpected inches of hair. When going over what he had done, Chris pointed out that this would allow my hair to grow out and still keep style. I don't see how chopping an extra 2 inches is helping anything grow. My first reaction to my haircut was joy becuase it was better than what I came in with. But given my heightened emotional state, I cried all night, and the whole shower the next day as when I reach back..... there's no f-ing hair. I now have the quintessential I'm a 35 year old brunette who likes to party hair cut that at least 3 other women that live in my building have had. I'm 23, and I don't want to look "funky" I like the modern and sleek, and now I have choppy like when i was in high school. I'm super bummed, and there's nothing that can be done about it, since the back of my hair is shorter than my bangs, I do not want to change the style and go shorter...... I just wish I had my ugly grow out mullet back and could chop it blindly myself leaving the hair I wish I still had.

I think Chris is a super nice guy, I think there was a gap in our communication. I don't recall ever saying layers....I think we just had a miss with the style sense. I figured after complaining for 3 days I should probably tell the people that it actually matters to and leave my poor fiance alone.

I'm bummed that this was my experience, as I was stoked to find a salon in my neighborhood with a reasonable price point and kind staff. I don't want to play the blame game, it doesn't make me feel any better.... don't know what else to say.

Here are the links to my before and after shots.....
BEFORE
AFTER

Thank you,

Natasha Cobine

did i do a good job???

Karaoke Practice

33 Weeks Today!

I think I'm going to have a gobblin' thanksgiving baby. What do you think?

Here's the fat suit:

Wedding Planning


I haven't reserved anything, but can't help of thinking about little details.

My theme is gold and wildlife silhouettes. Look at these cute little hedgehog chocolates. GREAT party favors!!!!

Thursday, October 16

Not so good haircut= Hysteria


I don't like my haircut. I look life every other freaking brunette over the age of 35. EXCEPT I'M FUCKING 23! Super Soccer Mom Lesbian haircut, thanks a lot. There are several inches of my hair missing from the back and I'm the most dissapointed I have ever been with my haircut. Believe it or not as much as I was made fun of I liked my TLC haircut. This is just cruel.

It's a style, it's not hideous, but it's the most generic hairstyle of the new millenium. It's like getting the Friends Rachel haircut in 98. So what have I done about it? Well... I cried for an hour last night to Joe. Then I took a shower this morning and just touching the back of my head WHERE MY HAIR SHOULD BE... I went into bawling hysterics again. This time it lasted my entire shower, the entire blow drying experience, the entire styling experience, and the entire bang trimming experience- yeah that's right $55 later and my fucking bangs weren't straight either.

So Joe says I should call the guy up and complain. I don't see what the point is, he can't give me back 4 months of hair. There was a miscommunication of how much of an angle, and though after the haircut he said this would be good for the grow out process- how the fuck is cutting off 3 extra unneccesary inches of hair allowing it to grow?

FROM NOW ON I'M GOING TO TALK TO HAIRSTYLISTS LIKE THEY'RE RETARDED.

I WANT STRAIGHT ACROSSED NO LAYERS CUT OFF 1/2 AN INCH MAKE IT EVEN.

I have never been more bummed out in my entire life about hair.

It really helps accentuate my new double chin.

I'm hating on life today. :(

What Up PORTLAND!


Project Runway Contestant from Portland wins!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That makes 2 people from Portland Fashion Forward.

Monday, October 13

BAD HAIRS


I will no longer rock an under mullet in the near future.

Say good-bye to this:

Internet Gem Of The Day (IGOTD)

I don't really know what to write along with this.

Probably, the person whom handed him a baby... shouldn't be having babies, let alone voting.

Wedding


This is the OFFICIAL KICK OFF DAY OF PLANNING!

I'm getting serious about this stuff! I have a guide, and a computer, 9 million notebooks with all kinds of crazy crap scribbled in them, not to mention notes from uh... high school :) (not about the wedding... I'm just using old notebooks at random).

I have serious goals and I am going to GET AT IT!

THE THEME IS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLD!

*Form Budget
*Guest List
*Wedding Party
*Schedule Officiant
*Reserve Ceremony Venue
*Reserve Reception Venue
*Reserve Caterer
*Reserve KJ- that's right, pure awesomeness
*Reserve Florist

Sunday, October 12

Being Skinny



I'm fantasizing about being a normal sized person again. I'm doing it so much that I'm thinking of things I want to shop for once I don't have this fat suit on.

This is all extremely optimistic thinking. I do not think I am disillusioned by the thought of being thin again. I may think it nearer in my future than it will happen, but I have complete faith in returning to a totally sexy bod by Spring '09! No more baggy dresses and stretch pants for me honey, I'm gonna be rockin' my high wasted skinny jeans that I don't yet own. I'll be all "BLAM!" look out! I hope. The other side could be "BLOB" look out or she'll suck you into her body fat rolls.

Other than that, I'm thinking about my Halloween costume. I'm going to make a snow globe suit, I think. Not sure how it's going to work but I'm thinking suspendered globe to go over my belly and some super unitard to go underneath! Halloween would be nothing without spandex.

Friday, October 10

Last Day of Work!


HEYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Today I have completed the final day at Happy Hours Daycare.

It was just like any other day. I am going back to see the kids on Halloween, so I know it's not "good bye good bye"....just a see ya later type thing. I kept my keys in case they need me for emergency fill in too, so I'm not really signing off at all, just not on the schedule anymore.

I'm relieved and ready to embark on this insane journey.

I have a goal to plan a majority of my wedding in a month and a half. Leaving only a few necessary decisions for after the baby, like wedding dress, shoes, suits, etc. Everything else I want reserved, deposits placed etc. I'm embarking on a wedding campaign. With all the new baby expenses and the new reality of how much a wedding even a budget wedding costs, I'm sticking my hand out, and anyone and everyone who wants to help or make a donation.... Your thoughts and efforts are greatly welcomed and appreciated.

OK!!!! Cheers to what the future may hold! Let the force be with you!

Monday, October 6

Pork Roast SURPRISE!



My very own special recipe!

Pork Shoulder
Parsnips
Okra
Garlic
Red Onion
Capers
Carrots
Olives-pimento, or garlic, or BOTH!?!
Butter
Black Pepper
Salt
Crushed Tomatoes
Water
Rosemary
Thyme


Put the butter, garlic (diced), and one whole medium red onion in a big pot! Stick pork shoulder in strings attached. Turn the Pork shoulder until browned on each side, season with black pepper, salt, rosemary & thyme to your liking so the spices get in on that meat! YA! Dice carrots, parsnips, & okra- add to yummy pot. Ponder adding potatoes, but realize you need those for the mashed potatoes you're making on Wednesday. I also put some bacon grease in there for extra flavor because I'm fat and pregnant and I wanted to. It's good for you skin! Add one large can of crushed tomatoes, whole is good too as they'll break down over time! Fill can with water and pour that in as well. You should've been cooking this at medium high heat and you can take it to medium and let that pot simmer for about 3-4 hours. Eating many meals before this dinner is fine if you're pregnant. Otherwise save up cause it'll be tasty. This is delicious paired with white rice, cous couse, or a car alarm sounding off down the block.

That's what I'm making for dinner right now!!! WOOT WOOT.

Hope you didn't miss this!

The SNL spoof on the Vice-Presidential Debate was pretty darn tootin' YOU BETCHA!

Click hereSNL SKIT to visit Hulu and watch the clip if you did miss it.

Sunday, October 5

FOR REALS BABY SHOWER!


Howdy Ya'll!

My dearest friends Frances, Diana, & Elizabeth are throwin' me and Mr. Baby a real grown-up baby shower!

I linked the title, but here it is again: Baby Shower Evite

If you forgot what you've read, or missed my info. No offense to you non NYC livin' folk, but I'm realistic, and you should be too, you're not comin... I know that :) So! I love you all, and wish you could be here, but you didn't get the evite in an email because no one can afford jack poop a loop right now, let alone a plane ticket purchased less than 3 weeks in advance :)

What I do want from everyone is their address so I can be sure to mail out a Birth Announcement to all my beloved friends and family! So if you don't want to don't bother getting a gift, I will give lots of love to the baby and that's the only thing that truly matters! But! Do DO DO give me your address so I can send you a pic and details of the little guy and his arrival day!

OK! email me or leave a comment and I'll email you! ADDRESS ADDRESS ADDRESS!

Friday, October 3

9 More Weeks!

Hey! Mr. Baby only has 9 more weeks until his scheduled debut!!!!!!!! Let's see if he wants to peep out early to make a great impression!!!!! I feel like I'm talking about a groundhog, not my son.

In celebration of entering the single digit weekly countdown, I made a dance video!
Happy Friday!


video

Thursday, October 2

Me & Pee=Three

I thought Pee's positioning was indescribably awesome!


video

Telling it Like it IS

WORD:


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3 More Days of EVIL WORK!


The Count Down Starts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3 more days. Today is one of the hardest. And viola! It is over! Now onto banking and grocery shopping.

6 hours on my feet and I'm totally ready to collapse. Pretty pathetic really. I am a house a huge huge house, my belly is big and my baby kicks when I do anything.

On the up up up side of life- Jack Hammering has subsided! The sidewalk across the street has been completed. HAZA!!! Silence is glorious! A piece of peace has come to the neighborhood. Now with my truly tear jerking letter to the landlord about the bikers next door, I might just be looking at a decent night's sleep in my near future. I can't freaking wait. I'm not going to hold my breath, but I can dream!

Wednesday, October 1

4:30 Time for a nap!

I smell bad, and I'm sleepy. It seems as though a nap would be a very good idea. SEEMS!

I do not hear it at the moment, but it is inevitable that a jack hammer will start being used around the same time I go lay down on the bed. The cats do not seem to mind the outside noise, I on the other hand, DREAD AND HATE it.

Going to attempt a 1 hour snooze, I wake up and do things like clean behind the refrigerator! It's totally worth it!