Between a rock and a hard place

Suddenly I woke up

and I had  reached the age where one starts to have serious conversations about weddings, mortgages, when/if one wants to have children, and maybe we should start saving for a down payment?

Oh and hey we’re in a ridiculously unstable industry, have you ever thought about what you might want to do if the entertainment industry goes entirely to shit?



For the record the answers to those questions are as follows


October 4th, 2008

We can’t afford one

Not right now and at least 5 years from now so my Union annuity is vested and I don’t lose it

Um yes we friggan should, as soon as we meet with the Wells Fargo guy

And um Mr. Wonderful has never thought about it. And I want to cook


The rock at Top of the Rock

Ok so Mr. Wonderful proposed Saturday night at Top of the Rock overlooking all of NYC, specifically the Empire State building. 


And here is what he offered up in hopes I’d say yes. 


So for any people who this means anything to reading this…. We’ll be adding ourselves to the long list of D/T weddings. 🙂

My men. Tuckered out.
July 7, 2008, 8:34 pm
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Movin’ on up……
March 25, 2008, 8:12 pm
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We’re moving!!! 

To Yonkers, NY.

Right now we live in the Bronx. About 2 blocks from the zoo, its a decent neighborhood, for where we are. And it was a good choice for the obstacles we had at the time. But now, we want something quiet, with grass and trees. Mr. Wonderful grew up in Suburbia and I grew up in the middle of the woods.

I always thought I would love living in the city. And I would probably like it a little bit more if we were closer to transportation, and we were in a better building. But this new place is gorgeous. It has 2 bedrooms, a living room, a separate dining room, a huuuuuuuge kitchen with more cabinets than I can fill, cedar closets, ceiling fans, french doors…. And it goes on. We are so excited.  

Trees and grass!!! 

Back from the south….
January 19, 2008, 9:11 am
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Just got back from our visit with the mouse…. Mickey Mouse that is. As for the plane ride down with my head so congested, it was……….uncomfortable. Until we started descending, then it became EXCRUCIATING… Since I couldn’t ‘pop’ my ears since my head was so congested the pressure just kept building in my head. I was in so much pain I was in tears. I don’t recommend it.  Any who, other than that miserable experience, the trip was great. The weather sucked but hey such is life. Pictures to follow! 

A little alone time…..
January 5, 2008, 10:29 pm
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Just me, and lil ‘ol Black Jack.

Mr. Wonderful is in Carolina, with Fox News. Which I’m ok with. After 10 days virtually away from him, at this point what is another 8? Besides it gives me a chance to <i> miss </i> him. Oh and time to cook new things!!!! I think I may start talking about food more here on this thing. Since really I’m in love.

I may try to perfect my pasta making skills this week, for when Mr. Wonderful and I get back from Florida.

I believe I will be trying this recipe:

List ‘o’ needs.

1 Cup of all purpose flour
1/2 pound ricotta cheese
1 Large Egg, Lightly Beaten

Put the flour into a large ceramic or glass bowl. Make a spot for the egg in the flour, and add the egg and salt and just a little bit of water. Work the mixture together well. Lightly flour a surface and knead the dough until it is smooth. Let the dough rest at room temperature, covered with an inverted bowl or plastic wrap for a half hour.

Roll out the dough until very thin but not so thin that it will rip, tear, or burst while boiling. Form the dough and cut into 4″ squares. Add a teaspoon or less of the ricotta into the center, and put another piece of dough over it and close by pressing down with the fork on all four sides and “mushing” the 2 layers of dough together.

Bring a pot of salted water to a boil, and add the ravioli. Cook until the ravioli float (about 6 to 8 minutes). They’re done when they float up to the top. Drain and toss the desired quantity with your favorite sauce.

Wish me luck!!

Christmas bells are ringing……Out of tune
December 10, 2007, 1:34 pm
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Its nearing Christmas, and I am starting to stress a little. I was recently informed that Mr. Wonderful will not be joining me on Christmas Eve. I’m not mad at him, really I’m not. I’m just upset. I want to share the holidays with him. I was gladly ready to trek back up to Long Island on Christmas day for his family. However his grandmother recently decided that she was going to spend Christmas day with her boyfriend so Christmas day is um well cancelled for his family and moved to that Thursday, a day on which I need to be in Manhattan doing overnight work calls for Times Square New Years Eve.

Which is another post entirely.

Am I allowed to be upset by this? I mean I’d like to think that we’re going to be together for the long haul. Marriage even? Maybe? I’m jinxing myself I can feel it. But this leads me to ask; Will we be splitting up for the holidays from here on out?