Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I am having terrible thoughts.  Terrible, terrible thoughts.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Vera Wang Branches Out

Regardless of what you know about weddings. Every single person has decidedly heard of Vera Wang.  Her name is synonymous with wedding attire and even in the couture clothing world.  A Vera Wang gown in itself is something to be desired, not easily attained, and certainly not without throwing down a huge chunk of change.

Vera, I believe, is genius.  She's got an eye for gowns that flatter the body, adding whimsy and romance, alluding to the very tradition of a wedding gown, yet never leaving out the details that make it unique.  And, even more brilliant, she has inserted her name into nearly every market.  Now, she has joined with David's Bridal to make a collection of gowns that will essentially give anyone an opportunity to wear a Vera. 

Sure, the price points are still steep - ranging from $500.00 - $2000.00 (gowns, not accessories) - making them very top of the line for David's Bridal.  The collection includes not only bridal gowns, but sashes and belts, head wear, among other accessories.  It debuted in David's Bridal stores across the country today.

Take a look at the collection - what do you think?

That pink gown with the cut organza skirt is to die for.  Imagine it in a beautiful white or ivory.  Perfection.


The extermination went on yesterday as planned. I was told that there was "no additional bedbug activity spotted, dead or alive"


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Even though I am decidely NOT yet ready for children, when it does happen, they will wear teeny-tiny boat shoes. Definitely.
Any mommies out there? Snatch these up for a small $12.00 - Available today at RueLaLa


I think Sir Ian McKellen looks just like my grandfather. (I guess he was knighted at some point, hence the "Sir")
I mean, it has always taken me by surprise how much they resemble each other.

My grandfather with my sister

In fact, when plugging my face into those "Celebrity Look-Alike" applications, Ian McKellan has appeared more than once in the number one spot. I'm going to take that as looking like my grandfather, not Gandalf.

Today in Cuteness

A baby male antelope stretches his legs at the San Diego Zoo. AH-Dorable!
Second extermination scheduled for this afternoon. Praying to the dear, sweet, giving Lord that the bugs are finally gone and I can get by life back together!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Stuff My Boyfriend Says

"If you broke up with me, I'd probably stalk you for a long time."

Cute? or Scary?

Monday, February 7, 2011

An Open Letter to my Bedbugs

Dear Bedbugs,

You have made my life a living hell. You have made my apartment look like a landfill. You have made my once well-behaved kitten a little hellion. You have cost me hours upon hours of precious sleep causing my immune system to plummet below the charts thus allowing shit to fill my nose, throat, and lungs.

I'm tired, cranky, coughy, scratched, and bloody. And, I hate you for it.

No love here,


The Daily Lust

The perfect Spring/Summer sundress. Hive & Honey available at Piperlime for an awesome $49.00. Wishing for spring now!!!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

"Don't let the..."

Just me and Penny, battling the night together

In the morning, Penny wakes up around 5:00am. She's usually in an extremely frisky mood and snuggles, swats, and scratches me awake every 25 minutes until I decide to exit the bed around 7:30am. Two weeks ago, it was a morning just like all of the others since she came into my life. She was playing with strands of my hair, I rolled over, facing her and saw her resting on the other pillow. It was barely light outside, but I could see her, ready to pounce. I reached my hand over to pat her head, letting her know that I was indeed awake. As I reached over, I saw a blur of movement right in front of my face. Startled, I sat up, turned on the light and looked. There it was, one of my biggest fears, a bed bug.

I snatched a tissue, grabbed the bug and quickly looked up what exactly they look like before sealing it in an airtight jar. I called my super who called an exterminator and scheduled an appointment for the next day. THE NEXT DAY! I had to keep a bed bug in a jar overnight and sleep in the very bed where it was found! (ew!) I woke up the next morning eaten to pieces, met the exterminator who confirmed that it was, in fact, a bed bug.

The extermination was scheduled for the following Tuesday and I was given a long list of things that needed to be done to prepare my apartment for extermination. Every piece of clothing had to be laundered, washed and dried on the highest temperature setting and placed in airtight plastic bags. Everything else in the apartment, inside of every drawer, cabinet, closet, had to be removed and put in bags. The mattress and box spring needed to be placed against the wall and the bed frame dismantled. All wall adornments had to be removed and bagged. And, Penny had to be out of the apartment for a full 48 hours after the extermination.

Because of some issues, the extermination was rescheduled every single day until Friday afternoon. And last night, after being back in my apartment for only two days, I found another bug crawling across the bed.

It has been a completely exhausting situation, both physically and emotionally. I don't sleep at night because the thought of blood sucking bugs crawling in my sheets makes me nauseous. I feel disgusting, like someone who should be isolated from society. My skin crawls every minute of every single day because of the paranoia. My immune system is shot because of the lack of sleep I've experienced over the past two weeks and I've been overrun with sickness. In short, I feel like I'm drowning. Every aspect of my life feels like I'm drowning. My work life, my relationship, being a pet owner, physically, emotionally, and mentally. My work life is suffering because my exhaustion and constant fear is inhibiting my ability to concentrate.

The tiny amount of relief I get is when I am able to stay with Craig in his apartment. But my paralyzing fear of accidentally transferring the parasites to his apartment causes my heart to race and I begin to panic again. Though, he has been unbelievably amazing and supportive during this time. I certainly wouldn't have made it this far without him.

I thought I had the opportunity to get my apartment and my life back together and now after finding the bug after the extermination, I know there will be no rest for several more days (maybe even weeks).

I've had bites on my arms, chest, face, feet, and legs. And, they make mosquito bites seem like nothing at all. They're fiery, burning, itchy whelps that are a constant reminder of what is beneath the sheets.

It's my hope that I will actually be able to get in touch with the exterminators tomorrow and arrange for a time to re-exterminate sometime soon. Until then, I'll continue to scratch, launder, and do everything I possibly can to make sure they are really gone... this time.

The Daily Lust

I mean, come on... who wouldn't love a puppy in a trench coat?