Sunday, January 26, 2014

Bubbles Gone Wild

Sundays are the perfect day for a bubble bath, right? Especially when you are feeling under the weather like I am today...So I lit my candles, filled up my glass with OJ, turned on Lana Del Rey and started to run the tub in the bathroom. Since we moved to a bigger apartment in our building last week, we not only got a bigger bathroom but a jacuzzi tub to boot. The only problem with the tub is that the jets don't work on their own with the button in the tub, so in order to turn it on, you have to go into the toilet area, open a secret hatch door and plug it in. Yeah, we are getting that fixed soon....So, I squirted the coconut bubble bath in the tub, turned on the hot water and 'plugged' in the jets. I probably should have waited to plug them in until the water was higher than the jets but then I just wouldn't be Erin, would I? So as I am sitting in the living room with Anthony, waiting for my tub to fill up, we heard a strange spraying sound coming from the bathroom. I run in to see the jets spraying the water everywhere like the water show at the Bellagio in Vegas. I hurried in to the toilet area to unplug the jets and quickly clean up the mess I made before Anthony could see. Just as I was enjoying the relaxing tub, the water was finally submerging the jets so I called Anthony in to plug them in for me. Such a hassle right? Just as I was finding my zen, I noticed that the bubbles were starting to come above my chin and I was drowning a bit in my own bathtub. There was nothing I could do so I screamed for Anthony to unplug the jets before I was killed by Mister Bubbles himself. We definitely need to gets those fixed...

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Extreme Diets Make For An Extreme Mess

You can ask my friend Alicia, if there was a diet trend, we did it. Neither of us even needed to loose weight yet we were constantly on the heels of the newest diet trend that could make us 'skinny.' We tried the Atkins diet, the South Beach Diet, cutting out dairy, cutting out meat, cutting out food in general. We ate only baby food for a few days straight, did a cleanse that consisted of water, lemon juice, maple syrup and cayenne pepper (it tasted like pond water) and even tried the Alli pill. If anyone has ever tried the diet pill, I am terribly sorry that you had to go through what I went through and if you haven't tried it- don't...EVER!
This may make you look at me differently, but I don't care. Al Roker once pooped his pants while reporting live on TV at the White House and we still look forward to hearing his weather report every morning. Besides, I didn't exactly do what Al did...but it was close. When you take the Alli pill, it supposedly blocks the intestines from absorbing some of the fat that you ingest in your food. It sounds great until you go to the bathroom and see what looks like bright orange pizza grease staring back up at you. Disgusting. And its not only nasty looking but its kind of like you took a laxative and you can't help when or where it wants to come out. Disgusted yet? Yeah, so am I just thinking back on it. Let's just say that one morning I woke up and had to throw my sheets away. Immediately after, I threw those pills away. That's all I will say about that. Thank goodness I have smartened up and realized that the only thing that keeps you skinny is eating healthy and working out...and laxatives- just kidding! Never again. Never again!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

I Said YES!

As many of you already know, Anthony and I are engaged and I couldn't be more excited to marry my best friend. But many of you may not know how it all went down. We went to the East Coast for Christmas where we would be traveling from Boston to Maine to Toronto all in nine days. (Little did I know that my engagement ring was already at Grace and JJ's house in Maine awaiting our arrival). After a few days in Boston with Grace and JJ, we drove up to my parent's house in Maine to spend Christmas. Ironically, the first thing my dad did when I told him that we would be spending a day in Niagara Falls at the end of our trip was wave his ring finger at me and wink. "Do you think he's going to propose?" he asked as he giggled like a teenager. I was definitely hoping he would but I didn't want to get my hopes up and I knew that he still had to talk to my dad. Funny enough, when my dad made that gesture, Anthony hadn't even talked to him- it must have been fatherly intuition.

As our stay in Maine was winding down, I was very aware of the fact that I never saw my dad and Anthony alone together, so I figured that the timing just wasn't right and I decided that I would just be patient and let it happen when it happened. So off we went to Toronto. The city, although freezing, was beautiful and we were definitely having a blast being American tourists. On our last day of our vacation, we planned to go the Niagara Falls (ironically dubbed the Honeymoon Capital of the World). Our train from Toronto left at 8:20 AM, which meant we had to get up early to get to the subway, which would take us to the train station. Well, that didn't happen as we planned and we had to hail a cab and pray we would make our train because of course, we were running late that morning. Once on the train, go figure the WiFi didn't work and after two hours on the Amtrak, we finally made it into Niagara Falls only to discover that we had to take another bus into town. Were we filming Planes Trains and Automobiles 2? Once we got into the heart of the Falls, we thought we were at the Jersey Shore as the town resembled a boardwalk/carnival with a Hershey's Store, Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum, Hard Rock Cafe and various haunted houses to boot. I turned to Anthony and said, "this day is going to be an adventure!" Little did I know...
After we explored the falls, ate a few hot dogs, checked out the local casino and had a drink at Margaritaville, Anthony suggested that we take a ride on the Skywheel Ferris wheel where we could sit down, relax and enjoy the view in our own enclosed and heated cart. Although I am terrified of heights/Ferris wheels, I agreed to go on because I wanted to see the Falls from 175 feet in the air. We were enjoying the ride ands snapping a few photos when he blurted out that he had a confession to make. He kept telling me that he had one more Christmas gift to give me once we got back to LA but he said that he wasn't going to give me the gift in LA now. I was completely confused and asked him if we were going on another trip and he told me to close my eyes. I honestly still had no idea what was going on and was wondering if he was going to give me my gift at that moment- maybe a purse or something? But then I felt the cart shift and realized that he was getting down on his knee. I removed my hands from my eyes to see the love of my life kneeling in front of me with a gorgeous ring. I swear to God I blacked out when I heard the word 'wife' and still have no idea f I said yes. I was in total shock! I did manage to ask him if he asked my dad and he told me he asked both of my parents when I was in the shower on Christmas Eve. What a little bugger! I couldn't believe this was really happening. I think I finally mustered out an answer and gave him a big ole smooch. I had no idea I could go from a normal girl being scared to death of Ferris wheels to a fiance whose new favorite thing was a Ferris wheel in that short amount of time but I did. Let the wedding planning begin!