Our Appetizer.: August 2014

August 25, 2014

And it's Monday again

Wow, talk about a weekend. It was great. It was full of too much booze, bitchy older woman, roller-coasters and lots of laughter

Friday, I didn't do much. Just went shopping and wasted time instead of sleeping like I should have been. I am so behind on my sleep. I need to get a few good nights sleep here pretty soon before I pass out or something. Why do you ask? Because I stay up watching dumb TV or talking to my man friend. 

Dress : Express (old) Shoes : Steven Madden
Saturday I went to a wedding with my friend Viorica. The wedding was just like every other wedding. The decorations were beautiful. The bride looked amazing. And you could just feel the love in that air. Please make me gag now. I'm so into this whole lovey dovey shit like I used to be. Maybe it's because I got my heart stomped on or maybe it's because I just don't care for it anymore. 

I loved her centerpieces, very different. But I do like to see more flowers. It was very dark at the reception so that made it feel more romantic (gag). 

I wish it wasn't blurry. Maybe we had too much wine.
Everyone, meet Viorica. V for short. She is one of my best friends. She's kinda cool to hang out with. We get along like two peas in a pod. She's what I would call my Main Bitch (ghetto terms), Sister from Another Mister (sisterly terms) and my Partner In Crime (soul sister terms). 

So remember how in the beginning of this post I said "bitchy older woman"...let me explain. So at this wedding, guests sat where ever they wanted. Normally, I love this idea. Saturday night, I hated it. V and I didn't really talk to anyone about who was sitting with who or even who was going to the wedding. So we ended up at a table with a couple that I've met about twice in my entire life and 6 other people. Part of the 6 other people was a woman (we will call her Witch). V and I went to the bar to get wine and when we came back to the table there was a woman (witch) sitting at our table. We introduced our selves and she introduced herself. The conversation went like this:

V: Hi, I'm Viorica. So nice to meet you. 
Alisia: Hi, I'm Alisia. 
Witch : I'm Witch, Diana's mom.

Witch: Oh Alisia, you are Ionut's (my ex, bad breakup) girlfriend.
Alisia: We broke up a few months ago. 
Witch: Oh why, because you didn't want to move to Florida for him?
Alisia: We had other issues. 
Witch: Yeahhh....right. 

Then she ignored me the rest of the night. Wouldn't even look at me or acknowledge that I was there. So there you have it. Meet the Witch that just pissed me off so bad. 

Sunday, my man friend and I went to Cedar Point. If you live around Ohio, you need to go to this place. It is a freaking blast. It's been a few years since I've been there but it's always a blast. We rode every coaster we wanted to because it wasn't very busy. The longest we waited was 45 minutes, which is nothing in Cedar Point time. 

Top Thrill Dragster 
I love facts about places I've been to so here we go. 

Facts about Cedar Point:

  1. 2014 will be Cedar Point’s 145th season of operation, making it the second oldest continually-operated amusement park in North America
  2. Each year, Cedar Point uses more than 1,800 gallons of paint in 872 different colors. (I work at Sherwin Williams so I thought this was cool),
  3. More than 12 million pounds of concrete were used in the construction of GateKeeper (the newest ride. It's amazing).
  4. Top Thrill Dragster has the second largest drop in the world, 400 feet. Millennium Force has the 5th largest drop at 300 feet. 
  5. Top Thrill Dragster is also one of the fastest in the world topping at 120 mph. 

I always have to get dippin' dots when I go to Cedar Point. We also split Chili Cheese Fries which were pretty good. Not healthy but whatever. 

We had to end the day with drinking too much alcohol. And now I feel like crap. Like literately, I never want to drink again. We drank vodka and redbull, went swimming in the pool and ended it with food.  

Seriously, I feel like I'm going to die and go to sober heaven because I'm never drinking again.

How was your weekend?
Have you ever been to a wedding and someone made you feel uncomfortable?
Have you been to Cedar Point?
Do you like roller coasters?
Weekend Recap

August 23, 2014

It's Saturday Morning...

And I'm laying in bed, drinking my Tiny Tea and catching up on blog reading. Can life get any better than this?!

Living on my own definitely has it's perks. I love the relaxing feeling and I love knowing that this place is mine. This bedroom set is mine, this cup of tea is mine, everything in here is mine...minus my laptop because my parents bought this for my birthday a few years ago. I will say this Mac is pretty freaking amazing, this was my friends Apple devise and I love it. So if you don't have one, I recommend getting one.

I am so excited and happy that people have responded to positively to my "rebranding". I know it kind of came out of the blue because I've only talked about it on here a few times a few months ago. Its been a lingering thought and it's finally happening...YAY!

Whenever I'm feeling down, I go shopping and I workout. So yes, I've been feeling down. Why do you ask? I will explain later, it has a lot to do with my personal life and just how effed my head is. I might will need your opinions on this. Anyways... I bought a new workout shirt and a Cleveland Browns (represent) shirt. From Bath & Body Works I had to buy fall candles. They were on sale so I just had to. And yes I have been working out. Actually I can barely walk today all due to walking lunges. It's a good thing, this body needs to lose some fat and get some sexy on. 

Yesterday after work I went shopping for a wedding dress. While wondering through endless stores and ending up not finding one damn dress that was good, I found these magnets. Would you ever want these on your fridge? I think they are kind of funny, but they are definitely not me. Oh and by the way...they are "Strong Magnets" haha. Oh marketing, you will do anything to sell things.

And everyday deserves a #selfie. Even though I wasn't looking my best yesterday, I still had to. I love hiding behind huge sunglasses. I swear this sock bon hairstyle used to look good on me, I don't know what happened because it looks like crap now. Maybe my head got bigger from all the bullshit I've been dealing with.

How's your Saturday morning?
Do you take selfies?
How do you feel about butt magnets?

August 22, 2014

Friday is my Favorite

It’s Friday and today is just my favorite. It’s my favorite because it’s Friday not because I’m doing anything fun or interesting. I’m actually kinda lame half of the time and I laugh at my own jokes  because I think I’m funny.

Which brings me to last night. I was walking into Trader Joes with my man friend and I said something that I thought was hilarious and he just looked at me like I was an idiot. I swear it was funny. He said that he doesn't want to laugh at all of my jokes because he doesn't want me to get a big head. HHHAAA whatever.

Anyways, onto my Friday Favorites with Amanda from Meet @ The Barre.

Favorite #1 - Netflix. Whoever invented this was a genius. I mean where else can I binge watch Orange is the new Black!?! My man friend and I love eating popcorn and watching this show for hours. 

Favorite #2 - This freaking puppy. He is the cutest thing ever. I made my man friend come with me to look at puppies. We went to Petland but I will not purchase a puppy from there because I know they come from puppy mills and I don't condone that kind of crap. Regardless, this little thing stole my heart. 

Favorite #3 - My new hair color. Picture on the left is my gross sun stripped hair and the right is my amazing dark beautiful hair. What do you think?! Be honest, I need your opinion. 

Favorite #4 - I totally want to make this for my apartment. I think it's the cutest idea. I just need to get off my lazy butt and do it. 

Favorite #5 - Working out in the morning. I am obsessed. I get up, I get to the gym by 6am, I workout till 7, go home, shower, go to work and after work I can enjoy the rest of my day. It's pretty awesome. Why didn't I think about this before?!

I am so freaking happy it's Friday. I can actually relax and just do nothing....JK I have a wedding to go to on Saturday and a dress to go find and buy tonight. Why oh why do I leave things for the last minute?!?

What are your Friday Favorites?
Do you think you're funny?
Do you leave things to the last minute?

August 21, 2014

New Name & New Direction

Today I decided to make the craziest change to my blog. I changed my blog name from Boarding Together to My Appetizer. This is scary and crazy!! Scary because I hope people understand the direction I'm going towards with this and crazy because changing the URL on Bloglovin' is more difficult than I imagined.

Now as most of you have know, I was in a serious long-distance relationship for 4 years. 2 years we were together in Ohio and the last 2 years we were long distance. We ended up breaking up and now I'm moving on. I needed to change the name of the blog because I'm not boarding together with anyone but myself.

The original blog was supposed to be about our life together and boarding together in life. It was about everything that we went through as a long distance couple and everything that we one day wished our relationship would be. Well that's over, so the blog name needed a change.

Welcome My Appetizer. 

This name has been lingering in my head for a few months now. Why you ask? Well, good question. I figured most people wouldn't understand so here is my reasoning...

I'm in my mid 20s, I'm single for the first time since I was 19, I'm living on my own for the first time, I just started my career and I just graduated college. That's a lot of firsts. And Appetizers are the first course of a meal, my favorite part of the meal to be exact. 

I'm looking at life as a meal. We indulge in it, we savor it, we choose what we like and we customize it to our preferences. 

Does that make more sense now that I explained it? I hope so, if not ask what ever questions you have.

I'm so excited about this change! I needed this! I've been waiting for this! I'm finally making it happen. Until now I've been pretty filtered on here, nothing really expressing myself or showing my personality. That's going to change because this blog is now mine and only mine. So welcome to My Appetizer!

Have you ever made a change this drastic? 
Do you understand my thought behind this?
Are you excited for the changes?

High Five

I originally posted this on Instsgram on Monday night after being so dumbfounded by how stupid and just nasty some people can be. You can go ahead and read the comments on Instagram and it will all make sense. I hate it when girls fill in their eyebrows to the point that they look like caterpillars with a heartbeat. Or using your face as a coloring book is never a good look. These are the people that need a high-five in the face with a chair. 

Do you have a list of people that need this?
What pisses you off?

*P.S. follow me on Instagram because it's cool

August 20, 2014

Lets Catch Up

I know I know, I've been MIA again but life's good right now. Life's real good. Since the last  time I posted on here a lot of things have happened in my life. Such as celebrating my 24th year of birth, hanging out with old friends and always making new friends, attended my first work tradeshow in Chicago, became obsessed with Tiny Tea, Netflix has become my life, dyed my hair, got new extensions, lived off of random quotes, attended some festivals, ate too much good food and drank till I couldn't drink anymore. So like I said...life's been good, real good. We can being picture overload now...

We talked about my trip to Tulum, Mexico at the end of July. Feel free to look at all of the amazing pictures here, Tulum Mexico Trip.

We also talked about my obsession with Tiny Tea, which I am still beyond obsessed with. No I haven't lost much weight which is my fault because I've been drinking like a fish and eating like a pig. Read all about it here, Tiny Tea

Then I celebrated my 24th birthday! I cannot believe I'm 24, I know I know it's young but it's old to me. 

Jacket: Forever 21 (old) Tank top: Express Pants: Express  Shoes: Steve Madden Necklace: Francesca's (old)

Then I tried out for the Bachelor and celebrated with my parents, after I got over my awful hangover. 

I went to Chicago for my first tradeshow. 

I work with roof paint and driveway sealer, not glamours at all. 

I got new extensions and I love them. And I dyed my hair to match them better. 

And I lived by a bunch of quotes...