Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Survivor Preview: Wrestle Me Down

In case you were wondering how serious I was when I said our Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains game day was going to be, take a look at one of the match ups for wrestling the other person out of the circle. No joke, these people mean business.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Stop Being Unimpressed

McKayla Maroney, listen we get it. You aren't impressed. Wanna know something? We are getting unimpressed with you constantly making the "unimpressed" face. You have officially killed your own trend, congratulations. Now turn that sideways frown upside down and smile. It will do you, and us, a world of wonder.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A Tree Grows in Lower East South Side

So after a few years of construction, a bike path/small park has been unveiled outside my apartment building. I was trying to remember exactly how long it had been under construction, and my only conclusion was it was at some point a while back when I lived with the straight guy (which was back in 2009). This new walk-way actually makes the neighborhood look pretty, and finally I can cross the street without having to go around 2 blocks to get to my place. Now if we could just something about that noisy Manhattan bridge...

Monday, August 20, 2012

My Weekend in a Nutshell

What happens when you try to fit five guys in a photo booth on a Friday night? The beginning of my weekend. T'was a good one at that.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Confessions of A Mall-a-holic

This video is an ode to a place I spent way too much time in my youth. Sadly it no longer exists, but my friends Sarah, Cori, and I got a good chance to show the world all the wonders that made us come back to the Fairfield Mall every week. Mind you this must have been made back in 1996 or 1997. #RIP

Thursday, August 16, 2012

How To Pick Up Women?

So this is a project in which I wondered, which of my friends was the better Latin lover, even though neither of them are latin...or skilled at picking up women.

This is my friend Ray, he now makes beer and lives in Brooklyn but c'mon what a stud back then!

This is my friend Bryan, he lives in Lower East Side and plays the drums, but back in high school the ladies loved him. They both are equally as awkward and both struck out, but I gotta say they had me rolling on the Telecomm floor when we shot this.

Who's On Top?

 I honestly don't know if I could ever get sick of this song. I have heard it more times than I care to admit, but honestly it never gets old. I saw an acoustic set last night, and my friend's very talent boyfriend Eric sang this and I lurvvved it. Moral of the story: You can't go wrong with Beyonce.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Jump and Jive and WAIL

So I always say I have mad dance skills, but did you ever know I know how to swing dance? Watch me try not make a damn fool out of myself in our senior year "Frolics" showcase dancing to attempt to look like a gap ad. Remember those?

Like I said...we tried!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Walking On Sunshine

As the trip down memory lane continues - this is easily one of my favorite videos from Telecomm Class.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Just Say NO

I had a little time this weekend to go back, way back into my archives and dig up some good stuff from my early days at trying to be creative and artsy and boy did I find some comic gems. The first is an anti-smoking PSA I did for our local cable access Channel 5 in middle school, and the only thing I keep thinking is why would my mother ever allow me to have such floppy hair? Nonetheless, everyone has to start somewhere right?

Friday, August 10, 2012

Wild in the Wood 2012

Another summer trip with my family to Wildwood Beach has come and gone, and boy did it go by fast! I look forward to the trip every year, even if it's the same old schtick every summer. Being a creature of habit, I don't mind at all. In case you were wondering what our trips consist of it goes a little something like this...

Bike riding pretty much every morning, which is a lovely way to start your day I might say.

Although when you are on a 6 person bike with two infants, it can get to be a little bit much. 

When my family takes over the beach...they TAKE OVER THE BEACH. C'mon there are like 40 of us (not kidding) so we need lots of space. And don't even try come up in our space, we will give you side eye and sneer until you leave. It happened on this vacation...twice. 

 The amount of Alex's pizza my family consumes is ridiculously high. It's bordering on embarrassing.

We always go on the boardwalk, and every year my family makes the same joke about "Watch the Tramcar please". I still laugh, and yes I still get fried dough on the boardwalk.

We cook gnocchi dinners and this year's was uh-mazing. 

We play in the sand with my little cousins for hours on end. We always try to build the biggest sandcastle every year, but this year there were a lot of cooks in the kitchen.

As you can tell we take this very seriously. The end result was worth it though.

But of course with any vacation, there will always be the weather to contend with.

 So yeah we didn't anticipate standing in the rain for I don't know about 30-45 minutes.

This was our shelter for a good while. I grew more and more frustrated with the rain as we sat under the umbrella, that I channeled my best Jennifer Love Hewitt from "I Know What You Did Last Summer" and started screaming at Mother Nature to take a break on us. 

It didn't look quite like this... 

She's much prettier than I am. 

 No Wildwood trip would be complete if there wasn't a trip to Atlantic City. This time around we went for my cousin Matt's 21st birthday.

 Yeah he had a great time. 

We danced...

We laughed...

We broke shit. You know typical night out with us.

The bus ride was one of the best parts. My cousin Meghan had a pop up hair salon where several of my cousins got "the Snooki". Don't even ask. Although I would reflect back and say my favorite part of the vacation was the amazing sunsets we witnessed.

But I would be a fool. The best part of this whole vacation was getting to spend 5 days with my beautiful niece. 

God I love her so much. Even if she woke me up at 4am on a daily basis, I didn't care. It was the first time I got to spend some real quality time with Sophia. She is one of the most ridiculously funny, cute, and special people in my life. I can't believe it took me this long to finally hang out with her. She tried talking to me a bunch, but she just sounded like a dinosaur and every time I laughed my ass off. I can't wait until she is old enough to really treasure a vacation with our family. It really does feel amazing to feel like I am starting to know her and understand her. I feel guilty that I can't spend every day with her, but it did help to see her on a daily basis even just for a week, because ain't nobody I would rather spend my time with than this little girl. Oh and my sister. She would kill me if I didn't say that.

"Watch the Ramcar please. Watch the Ramcar please."

Even If It Leads Nowhere?

I am feeling feelings this morning people, and Adele is helping lead the charge with this song. Even though she looks like a bored homeless person at this performance, she still knocks it out of the park.
" If I'm wrong I am right, don't need to look no further". Brills.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

In The Doghouse

And here I thought I had it bad, but Ian last night on Big Brother was literally in the doghouse. 
No words.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Not Impressed

So our favorite pouty gymnast Mckayla Maroney may be the only woman in the US not impressed by Channing Tatum's abs in "Magic Mike". Want to know what else she isn't impressed with? Check out this page to see all the things she frowns upon, and no it doesn't include a gold medal:
Seriously funny stuff.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Hit Me With Your Best Shot

I can't even with this. I should really try to smile more when I play dodgeball.

Monday, August 6, 2012

And The Living's Easy

This video is a result of way too much free time on vacation, a new app that I have become obsessed with, my love for making silly music videos, and the joys of summertime. I always loved Sublime, and with this new app Video Star, I decided to try my hand at my first music video. It's not my best, but it makes me laugh legit every time I watch it.

Friday, July 27, 2012

When Life Imitates The Post

I thought it was Usher I saw the other night, but wasn't quite sure. I kept thinking why would Usher be here with all that's going on in his life. I felt bad because he looked really sad. Thanks Page Six for confirming my suspicions!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

And Spit Me Out

Couldn't have said it any better. 

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Swimming With Sharks

Life is a pool, make a splash - Mike Damone "Fast Times at Ridgemont High"

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Summer Sports 2012

If you know me, you know I have an unhealthy obsession with playing way too many sports. This summer I decided to take a break, and by break I mean just play kickball and bowling. So I present to you the 2012 Summer NYCSSC Kickball team - Rainbows and Ponies, or just Ronies for short.  

A band of merry misfits I tell you. We have been strong the first two weeks, and couldn't be more expected to play on a field by my apartment. 

This is my bowling team Pin Me Down, and well, we are finding our footing. My average this summer has been a healthy 125 and I am ok with that. It's the Summer Big Apple Bowling team and it's actually a lot of fun to play on Monday nights vs. Sunday afternoons. It just cuts into my dodgeball time, but you know I am taking a break from sports...sort of. 

Thursday, July 19, 2012

My Day in a Nutshell

Happy Thursday!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Adventures in Karaoke: Poor and Unfortunate

 I don't know why but Disney songs are always the best to sing at karaoke. My personal fave is "A Whole New World" from Aladdin, but this is a close second. Although Effie may need to learn the words a little better #ursulawouldnotbepleased

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Basirelli Makes It Official

So I went to my very good friend from college Steve Basilone's wedding in Ojai, California last weekend. 

It was nothing short of an amazing time. Good food...

Good friends...

Lots of dancing...

Amazing views...

This was the view outside of my bedroom window

And I got to know some people who went to Semester at Sea with Steve, Marie, and Byrnes pretty well!

Will (who organized the house), Phil Collins (yes that's his name), Fenton (thank god he helped me tie a bow tie), Drew Bagels (on his phone working on his script the whole time - how Hollywood), Mike Dunlkley, R.J, and resident hunk James Lockwood. Such a great group of guys and an AMAZING house. I can't tell you how great it was enough. Or how amazing it was to hang with people I haven't seen in a while.

Ahhhh, it's funny because I forgot how much I really connected with my college friends. It was nice to get away from NYC and everything here just to relax with people who get me and I get. It's weird to have such a deep connection with people who you don't see very much any more, but were always around for a period of time. It's a whole different vibe than my friends in NYC. My college friends are funny, creative, and we all can practically finish each others sentences. There is no way to quite explain the peace and happiness I feel like had been lacking as of late. You know when you just get burnt out on people, and you see people who you haven't talked to in a while and it's like they never left? That's what my whole weekend was like. It was so refreshing.

The reception was of course awesome.

I was laughing sitting next to these two knuckleheads.

Marie brought me hours of enjoyment, because literally I saw her for less than 24 hours!

We all were dancing or singing or just being ridiculous for 3 days straight.

Honestly, I was just so happy to see these two finally make it official. I laughed, I teared up, and I got way too sentimental. Guess weddings can do that to you. That and a little help from your friends.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Just Cuz

Just when I thought she couldn't get any cuter, she does #lesigh

Cook Me Something Good

This many groceries can only mean one thing: cooking is gonna happen. 
And it did.