Sunday, September 28, 2008

A little Sarah on Sunday

Would you make the schlep?

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Saturday, September 27, 2008

A little bit about the MAC

I suppose if I am going to be writing here on a regular basis and start leaving my link in whoever's blog I comment in I guess I should leave a little bit of info here so that way if anyone ever decides to stop in and see who I am they will get to know a little bit about me.

First of all, about my name. AndiMAC. Simple enough. Andi is a nickname I first got from my dad when I was just a little tyke. I didn't really use it much out side the homestead though. I was a tomboy but not THAT much of a tomboy. Then about 10 years ago I was working in a place where there was already a girl with my name so I had to go by Andi at the work place so clients wouldn't get us confused. Luckily now, I am back to my full name. And the MAC part, well that's just to appease my girly girl side. I just adore MAC cosmetics. For me, the lipglass lasts all day (or at least until I eat lunch) and their liquid liners come in so many cool colors. I just cannot resist.

I was born and raised in South Florida. Still live in the same city I grew up in. Actually, it's a great city and everything I need is within a 5 mile radius. I am an only child so you can imagine I am also a spoiled princess. Yes, I guess I was to some extent. Definitely middle class blue collar but really I wasn't ever denied much. I had a pretty good childhood and lots of good memories (well except when I was bad and got the belt across my ass).

My Dad lives less than 10 minutes away. He lives in the house I grew up in. My mom passed away about two and a half years ago. I'm still adjusting to her not being here. So it's just me and him. All my relatives live up in the Northeast so if I ever want to see anyone I have to go up there. Mostly on my mom's side though. She was one of 7 kids. My dad has two sisters. One of them is in Alabama now after living in Hawaii for a lot of years (my uncle was in the Air Force) I remember when I was 15 years old one summer (85) we went there for Summer vacation. I do believe it was the best vacation of my life so far. Maybe one day I can go back and check out some of the other islands but there are so many other places I'd like to get to first.

I have been a nail tech for 19 years (gosh, it seems like yesterday) Right now I work in an Aveda lifestyle salon. I only do manicures and pedicures. I do sometimes miss doing acrylics but it does take its toll on the hands. I am trying to learn gels as an alternative because there is no odor. Actually I have learned, it's just practicing now to get my technique down. All in good time. Eight years ago I went back to school and became a massage therapist. I do love it very much but it is a hard occupation as it is very physical. I just haven't found my niche yet with massage because there are so many different kinds of massage to be done. Also, last year I sprained my knee real bad so that sidelined doing massage for awhile. I'm getting it back to working order but just need to figure out what I want to do (decisions, decisions) I really love my job, where I work, and the people I work with. I consider myself very lucky in that respect. We're not always a perfect family but I wouldn't trade them for the world.

I like going to the gym. I get up at 5am four times a week to do spinning and on three of those days I try to do weights as well. It took me a long time to get to this point. I have been a member of my gym since 1994 and finally now I go more on than off where it used to be the reverse. Was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, I don't know, maybe about 5 years ago or so and I am trying to fight it every step of the way because I really don't want to end up having to give myself insulin shots like my mom did. The food thing is still hard for me because I don't like to food shop or cook. I try to eat as "clean" as I can but then I fall off the wagon. But at least I pick myself up and get myself back ON the wagon.

That's all for now. It's getting late and the eyelids are getting heavy. I try to get to the juicy stuff next time (my boring love life)

Peace out!

Thursday, September 25, 2008


It's almost the weekend. I said ALMOST. Well I have one more day than most as I work a Tuesday through Saturday schedule. I kind of have a little bit of a headache. I went to bed a little too late and got up a little too early so now I am feeling the aftermath of it. But getting up early I did manage to throw in the laundry that I didn't get to do last night because some neanderthal did a small load of laundry last night taking up on of the machines and didn't even dry it til this morning. Luckily, it was done and out by the time my clothes were ready to hit the dryer. That's one thing that sucks about apartment/condo living. I can't wait for the day where I get to have my own machines again. It really does make like so much easier.

I got bangs cut last night and it really is funny how different it can make you look (for the better thank God) I was on the fence for quite some time as I was having hair loss around my hair line. But luckily through the use of a great supplement called Biosil it has grown back in nicely. But mentally you still have that stigma of thinning hair. What changed my mind was I saw two people who I hadn't seen in awhile and they both had cut bangs into their hairstyle and they looked really good. Also, I kept looking at a picture I found from my birthday last year and I had bangs (and blonde hair) and I looked pretty darn cute.
So last night was the night and I was a little nervous but I made it through and I am back again to my uber level of cuteness. (No, I'm not at all narcissistic) And it's funny that it really does take a few years off your appearance (Im not going to argue with that one) Now the trick is to keep it looking like how the stylist makes it which is especially tricky for me because I have two cowlicks, one on each side of my head.

Ok well the the dryer is done so time to go fold clothes and get ready for work. Happy almost weekend....

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Well, my intentions were good ones and I did do ok but then I made the mistake of turning on the computer just to check emails and stuff. Here I am over an hour later. And I am just so tired. Normally this is the time I am getting ready to hit the hay. But tomorrow is free day. My one day of the week I don't get up at 5am to hit the gym. So I am still debating whether or not to throw in a load of laundry. Maybe I should, it's only pants. Pants are easy. You fold them in half and then fold them in half again. Done. Ok, let me go do that before I chicken out. I really hate doing household chores. I'll probably tell you that about 500 more times before the year is over.

Monday, September 22, 2008

A little trip down memory lane.

Every other Sunday I go over to my dad's house to clean for him. He still lives in the same house I grew up in. Seems a lot smaller now that I am all grown up. I was dusting an end table and as I moved it, I saw that it had a door on it so I opened it up to see if anything was inside. Well lucky me there was. An old photo album and a large envelope with loose photographs in it. A find like this is like hitting the jackpot. So many good memories come flooding back. So of course I brought them home and started the task of scanning them into my computer. Most of them that I have done so far are from the early 1970's. Boy, what a comical time that was for fashion and interior design. But there is one photo I found that I want to share with you all. I don't know where it was taken but it is of my mother and I. In this photo I just love everything about it from the still flowering Poinsettia plants to her savvy outfit (it must have been a warm February that year in 1971) and even her handbag. To me, my mother looked beautiful and radiant. I suppose a lot of it too was the fact she had her hair down which was a rare sight even when I was older. She may have had it long but always kept it up some how.

January will be 3 years that she has been gone. Finding things like this make me miss her even more. I hated myself for that period of time I was a bit ashamed of my parents sometime because they were older than my friends parents (mom was 35 and dad was 39 when they had me) But peer pressure is a very hard thing to handle in those awkward "tween" years. It wasn't until my mid 20's that I really got my head back on straight and really appreciated my parents and all that they did for me. And trust me, being an only child and a girl, they did a LOT. So mom, if you are reading is to you... I love you and miss you. And you are still beautiful to me.


The first day of fall. You would never know it here. It is still as hot as hell. Even when I walk out the door at 5:30 in the morning to go to the gym. The heat and humidity slap you in the face like a cruel high school joke. When oh when will we get that break? When will that first crisp morning arrive? Not soon enough I tell you.

Yesterday I thoroughly enjoyed myself as I watched the Miami Dolphins (my home team) deliver a proper flogging of the New England Patriots like none I have ever witnessed. What a joy to hear their fans booing them off the field for their little half time break. Did linebacker Joey Porter have some kind of premonition we didn't know about? When he started trash talking earlier in the week I was like "Oh shit, here we go. Our fate is sealed already" But, to my amazement, Porter put his words into action and handed Pats QB Matt Cassel back to the fans on a silver platter. Oh what a joyous day for us long suffering Phins fans. Like the ads say, "It's a new beginning." A new beginning indeed!

(photo credit: Matt Stone)

Sunday, September 21, 2008

What's in a name?

This weekend I have been introduced to a few new blogs that really have just piqued my interest. Like I don't have enough to check out when I log on to my PC. I read these blogs and they are so funny and so well written and I think to myself, GOD! I could SO do that. But really I have been saying it for so long and it seems I so CAN'T do that. I try to write things that I think may be of interest to other people but then I go back and re-read what I have written and it doesn't even interest ME!

You know how in some blogs you can check off something that lets people check out your latest entry whenever you leave a comment? Well, I think I am going to list the URL to this place over here and see if maybe I can get some feedback and maybe work on my writing style a bit. I know I can do it, I know I have it in me. Hell, I was writing some pretty cool shit even back when I was in high school so this here and now should be cake, shouldn't it?

Where I blog now (have been on that site for 5 years) it's one of those places where you have to become a member to be able to read other blogs. To me it seems almost medieval now to have that kind of set up. Let us all be free and be able to do what we want, when we want and not have to join some stupid club to do it.

Ok, so, it's the beginning. And I guess here is to new beginnings. I think the key being keep it up and don't be a slacker like my usual Sagittarius self. Well, I'll at least try anyways....