Monday, May 31, 2010

The Ex Factor

Ahhh Facebook...What to do when you get a friend request from an ex? Do you accept it, then block them so they don't see all of your photos or wall?

I'm blogging about this because tonight I got a friend request from someone I was recently dating. We didn't make it past the three dates/major discussion about religion phase. It didn't end badly, but it ended. I sent the obligatory, "I don't think it'll work out because of X reason ..." So, why does he want to be Facebook friends?

I only have one ex-boyfriend as a friend on Facebook and I can say he is not a restricted friend. Of course, we are friends and there were/are no hard feelings.

Thoughts? Should I accept and block? Should I accept with full access? Just some random thoughts on a Sunday night.

Coco Chanel Was a Genius

She once famously said, "Dress shabbily, they notice the dress. Dress impeccably, they notice the woman."

Today, I was planning to workout after I watched Sex and the City 2 (more on that later), so I was wearing yoga pants, T-shirt, grey North Face fleece and some trainers.

I was a little early for the movie, so I swung by the Kiehl's at the Westfield. My mother recently asked me for some help with finding a cream that removes age and dark spots. I asked for some assistance with one sales team members and I saw him look me up and down.

While I can't 100 percent say this was the reason, but I felt that because I left the Jimmy Choos at home, I felt I was unfairly judged by what I was wearing. It could be that I just received poor customer service, but at that moment, I felt really strange. I didn't feel like I was dressed shabbily, but I probably could've sassed it up a bit more. I didn't feel that because I wasn't super dressed up, didn't mean that I couldn't afford a $52 cream.

What do you think? Have you ever had that happen to you? Maybe more when you were a teenager? Sound off and let me know.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

To Sleep, Perchance to Dream

This post is courtesy of my BFF who will occasionally guest blog.

It's 3:30am i'm not sleeping...I've tried my usual tricks, turned on the fan for white noise and gone to the bathroom.

Instead of turning on the TV, I turned to my iPod. First, I blinded myself with the bright white glow. After getting one eye to adjust, I now have to figure out how to type with my right hand since the left is asleep...if only that was the case for the rest of me. I try laying on my side so I can type with one hand and not hold the iPod, which only leads to a crick in my neck. I fumble with it, clicking back to the main screen only to realize it's upside down, which helped inspire this post.

I wonder if it's a female thing - not sleeping. I haven't slept since my early twentys. Is it preperation for children? If you ask my mom, she hasn't slept in 33 years. I used to wake up and worry about work, now I just think, "Why can't I sleep?" I'm not thinking about work, although it creeps in there. I'm definitely not thinking about kids (yet). There seems to be nothing in the forefront, so what is it?

Was it my dinner and the overindulgence of cheese butter spread awesomeness (which was btw NOT on the diet)?

Obvisouly I haven't gotten my answer...back to fumbling in the dark waiting for sleep to overcome me.

~Starving and Sleepless in St. Louis

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Saying Goodbye to TV Shows

Tonight saw the season finale of The Biggest Loser and Parenthood. However in the Fall, these shows will be back.

But what happens to shows that don't come back?

The series finale of LOST was on Sunday and it was the topic de jour around the watercooler on Monday. On Tuesday, I said goodbye to Jack Bauer and 24 and a friend (who shall remain nameless) said he got a little misty-eyed at the end.

The series finale of MASH still remains the most watched series finale, followed by Cheers, Seinfeld and Friends. We invest so much of our time and lives into TV shows that when they're over, there's something that is missing.

For me, that show is Gilmore Girls. Tuesday nights will never be the same. I don't know what it is about this show that appeals to me so much. The awesome mother/daughter relationship? The obscure pop cultureal reference? The insane pace of the conversation? Small town (idyllic) life of Stars Hollow? The tension between Luke and Lorelai? Seeing Rory got to Yale and thrive? Through DVD's, I've been able to return to Stars Hollow whenever I want ... and lately, I've been visiting a lot (Currently through Season 3).

Welcome to Starving With a Side of Sass!

Wishing all of you a hearty welcome to my inaugural blog post, from the city by the bay.

Thank you for taking this journey with me. I hope you laugh with me (and at me), cry with me, argue with me, but above all, I hope I make you think about your life, blessings, friendships and relationships.

I don't profess to be an expert, but I'm glad you've chosen to join me on this adventure. It's gonna be a bumpy ride!