Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Take A Load Off

I confess...

...I downloaded Hay Day over the weekend and I have become unnaturally obsessed with it. I play it ALL THE TIME. Send help.

...My e-mail system at work is not functioning and it's like I'm living in the dark ages. It's actually amazing how much of my day revolves around answering e-mails.  #RAGE

...I have the chance to go to New York and because I'm on the edge of poor I might not be able to go. 

...Brooke shared this with me and I died a little bit. This ginger has my heart and he can do no wrong.

...I don't have that much to confess today.

 Making Melissa 

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Monday, February 23, 2015

The 87th Academy Awards

Favorite Looks - Women

Anna absolutely killed it on the Red Carpet!

Can we just remember that this queen is 50? SLAY JULIANNE, SLAY!

Her hair is flat but damn does Reese look svelte in that dress. 

Girl. Looks. Good. 

I love everything about this dress and the woman wearing it. She brought me tears with just a look in The Theory of Everything. 

Favorite Looks - Men

Fashion Fails

I'm going to get yelled at for this one but I just could not get on board with the back of that dress. 

I love Emma but I don't like the fabric or the color on her. 

Is she wearing her grandmother's curtains?

Is she doing the dishes at the after party?

Favorite Moments

Neil Patrick Harris' opening
The Lego Oscars.
The Polish guy not getting off the stage during his Ida acceptance.
Neil in his underwear. 
Robert Duvall having none of Neil's shit. 
Lady Gaga killing that tribute to Sound of Music. 
Julie Andrews. 
Graham Moore's acceptance speech for the Oscar for adapted screenplay for The Imitation Game. 
My dad's reactions to almost everything. 
Eddie Redmayne winning Best Actor. He was absolutely brilliant as Stephen Hawking. Plus he's so adorably happy!

Jay's reaction to Birdman winning anything. Evidently he thought the movie was garbage and I needed to know it. 
Best Picture going to Birdman. I predicted it and won the night. 
Twitter. Twitter is always the best part of any live show. 

What were your favorite moments? Who was on your best dressed list?

I also live tweeted the entire event, so if you'd like to read some thoughts of mine go check out my twitter!

Friday, February 20, 2015


It's Friday! And what does that mean other than "thank god now I can sleep and not put on pants for two days straight"? It means it's time for Friday Favorites!

(Side note: it's also Amanda's wedding day so let's all just throw her a great, big, unanimous congrats!)

Favorite Music
I have to thank Brooke for introducing me to Blackbear because this song has been on repeat for the last 24 hours.

Also, this just made my day.

And also, also it's Friday so I have been obsessed with something a little more upbeat today. Hi Alex Clare. I love you. Thanks. 

Favorite Links
This Buzzfeed post about Friends.
This Harry Potter post.
Reason #345 why I never want children.

Favorite TV Shows
It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia has just been knocking it out of the park this season. I've never laughed harder at a show.

Eye Candy is my newest obsession. I mean obviously it's great, it's based on the R.L. Stine book, but it's just way grittier and real than I thought it would be. A younger, more micro version of Criminal Minds. And the men are SO sexy. I just want the cop in my house at all times kthnx.

I cannot stop raving about How To Get Away With Murder. I think I have a mini-stroke every episode.

What are your favorite things this week? I want to know!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Thirsty Thursday

Ever had one of those weeks where your brain feels like it's melting? Between stress, and word, and my car going on the fritz, I just needed some eye candy to erase the mucky parts in my brain. I'm a really, really nice person, so I decided to share these hunks of man meat with you as well.

If you're really looking for an escape, press play on this song before you start perusing. You're welcome.

Happy Humping Browsing!

Dudes with accents. Infinitely sexier than dudes without. 

I mean... that undercut though.

Also, can we all just agree that Jon Hamm would have made a better Mr. Grey because he has the whole smoldering, dick thing down pat? I mean, I might have even considered seeing the movie if he were in it.  


 2 for 1 special. SUITS.

And if you're looking for some intellectual hotties, you should follow Hot Dudes Reading. My lady boner can barely handle it. Sexy, smart types delivered to your Instagram daily. 


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Theory of Everything

I confess...

...I cried harder than I have in a very long time while watching The Theory of Everything on the weekend. Especially when he left Jane. And also because he had such a hard life... I can't imagine the feeling of being trapped inside your own body.

(Also how great is Eddie Redmayne? Congratulations on that one universe.)

...I have been listening to this soundtrack all day while I work and it's the perfect background for a gray day.

...I expected nothing on Valentine's Day as we had agreed not to celebrate, and then Jay turned up at my apartment with a giant bouquet of roses. What a winner.

...I don't find Miranda Sings funny in the slightest.

...I was not a fan on Emma Stone's Roseanne Roseannadanna. Normally, Emma is perfect in my eyes, but you just can't top Gilda Radner.

...But Melissa McCarthy's impression of Matt Foley was spot on.

...I'm Team Khloe.

...I forgot to schedule this post. I just found it sitting in my drafts. WHOOPS.

...I did, in fact, forget about Dre.

 Making Melissa 

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Confess Your Ish

I confess...

... chivalry annoys the shit out of me. Poor Jay. The amount of times I've snapped on him for trying to help me walk on ice in heels is unbelievable. "I can do it myself!". God I can be such a brat. #independentwoman

... my knowledge of pop culture is borderline ridiculous. Sunday night I went to my parents for dinner and stayed to watch the Grammy's. Jay sat there jaw agape at the sheer amount of useless facts I knew about celebrities. "How do you even know who married who, and who had a baby, and who is feuding? It's... insane." It's called The Internet and I spend far too much time on it.

... I am anti 50 Shades. I think the writing is garbage and the only decent thing about the fact they turned it into a movie is the soundtrack. Don't get me started. I swear, if I knew that's what would sell, I could have written something better in two days. Is this a new trend? Turning fan fic into novels? Sign me up ffs.

... I eat Subway approximately 4 times a week. Can I afford it? No. Does that matter? Apparently not. 

... every time Anna makes me read a Jodi Picoult book I swear I will never do so again. And yet here we are, reading Perfect Match, and screaming internally (and sometimes externally) throughout the entire thing.

... I am glad Beck won that Grammy. That man oozes talent and deserves the recognition. 

... I get a little bit.. ahem.. riled up listening to this song. And this man is coming in June. And I will seduce him. He will be mine. I love this ginger more than I ever thought I would ever love a ginger. 

 That is all. I need to go take a minute after this song.

 Making Melissa 

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

5 Things I've Learned From Watching The Bachelor This Season

1. Bitches be crazy.

From aliens, to angels, to cattiness, this show delivers on the crazy. 

Also, I'm sorry but was anyone else not completely pumped Chris ditched psycho 1 and psycho 2 in the Badlands last night? I hope they get lost in the desert. 

2. I can get irrationally angry about other people's choices.

I can't tell if Chris is a dick or completely oblivious but ditching the group date with Britt was one of the rudest things I've ever seen. I don't know how the other girls didn't just walk off the show. 

I also get really mad when he sends the wrong girls home. 

Or chooses really crappy date destinations. 

3. Being a Virgin is the new "it" thing. 

Look, props to all the ladies who keep their v-cards for someone special, but flaunting it around doesn't make you a good girl. Lookin at you Ashley I. 

4. I am significantly less attractive than the least attractive girl on this show. (And I'm okay with this.)

Makeup is a miracle but how long do some of these girls spend in front of a mirror?

5. TV Addiction is a real thing. 

I cannot get enough of this drama. 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

School Girl Crushes & Friends

I confess....

...I am the queen of school girl crushes. Any slightly attractive male who comes into our office immediately becomes a victim of said crush. 

....I have been a horrible friend lately. I keep promising to Skype with Kailyn and Jessi and then I just fail miserably at following through. Girls, I SWEAR I LOVE YOU!

...I am like 90% sure I will be going to San Diego in June to visit the lovely Kailyn. I am sooo excited to spend a few days cuddling with my soulie. 

...I have a lot of credit card debt to pay off to make that happen and I barely feel like I'm making a dent in it. 

...I haven't been in a great place recently, as per yesterday's post, and I'm struggling to stay afloat. I don't do well with life decisions. 

...I miss all the wrong things. 

 Making Melissa 

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Tuesday Blah's

I wanted to start off today by saying thank you to each and every one of you for your amazing support of my Bell Let's Talk post last week. I know I didn't respond to all your comments but I was in a pretty emotional place. Your kind words and love were much appreciated and this is why I do this. This is why I blog. You're all gems.

Lately my mind has been in an odd place. Things pushed out so long ago are slowly creeping back and it's hard to get certain people and places off my mind. I'm really not sure why or how it started. But my head is a complete, jumbled mess right now.

What if's and almost's and gone too soon's. I've been questioning everything about my life and I don't know how to stop.

Half the time I want to just curl up on the couch with a blanket and disappear from the world. I don't want anyone around and I turn my phone off and refuse to go out and be around people. I want to curl into myself and never come out. Like a turtle in its shell. Only I don't have that luxury. I need to go out into the world and interact and be a functioning person and it's exhausting.