Friday, September 28, 2012

7 Quick Takes: Oh Yeah

1. As a result of Gianna and Pia's story going mini-viral (thanks Jennifer Fulwiler of Conversion Diary!) I was asked to write a real article for a real magazine. Then, they sent me monies. 20 of them, in cheque form.

2. When I flaunted my wages in front of Brad and told him I probably needed my own top-of-the-line laptop and a business suit from Ann Taylor he said, "Well. You're a top earner now."

3. I'm going to try not to let my fame and fortune go to my head. You know what they say, "Mo' money, mo' problems." 

4. Work out videos are really, really lame. That is why I've been religiously working out to the 30 Day Shred with Jillian Michaels. I am pleased with the results thus far, but my main problem is that I've been using two cans of Trader Joe's Diced Fire Roasted Tomatoes (with organic green chiles) as my weights and they are slated for use in tonight's dinner. Do I actually go purchase real weights or get creative? Currently my pantry contains a single can of green olives, so I need to move beyond food products.

5. Dominic insists that Pia is a boy. I'm not doing much to dissuade him because arguing with an almost-three-year-old is the worst. Plus, it's kinda funny.

6. I saw the best thing while grocery shopping at Kroger the other day. In the produce section there was a Muslim woman wearing a hijab and talking on a smart phone. But wait, there's more. She was talking on it hands-free and it's not because she had some sort of Bluetooth deal going on. No, she had her phone TUCKED INTO the side of her hijab. It was awesome.

7. Lastly, I leave you with this

Have a v. nice weekend and check out more Quick Takes at Conversion Diary


  1. Don't buy real weights. Because you'll be tempted to get heavier weights than the cans would be, thinking, "I'm buff, I can totally do the workout with the 10 pound weights", and the next day you will wake up and your arms will be ON FIRE and they will be useless for anything other than causing you excruciating pain.

    Knows What She's Talking About

  2. Money in the power, power in the money, minute after minute, .... and that's enough Gangster's paradise.
    Just wanted to say that I heart you blog. If I had a magazine I would pay you to write in it! You guys do make this whole parent/birth/marriage thing look good!

  3. Hi! I found you from quick takes! I have to admit I read your bio first and loved it. Congrats on the magazine article, it sounds like a reason to go to Ann Taylor to me!

  4. Weights are cheap at target, I'd def go get some.

    6. That's hilarious. lol

  5. Found you from quick takes. I laughed at your work out routine. I have been known to do mini work outs with cans of beans. Your dinner plans might just mean you have to take a day off :)

  6. Have you really been working out religiously???? Dagnabit! I'm seriously the only lazy postpartum woman who's trying to lose weight by not exercising. So unfair.

    But yay! Real American dollars! Big pimpin'.