[Valid Atom 1.0] BarbaraEllen: April 2012

Monday, April 30, 2012

Review of Plato's Closet. Hoodwinked.

.I got hoodwinked. 

Wink almost makes it sound cute; hood, tough. But it's not! It's damaging to the ego & will have you stewing in the parking lot for at least 30 minutes, while you blow-up rant-Tweet, and eventually call your mother on the verge of tears so that she can tell you everyone makes mistakes and, no, you're not supposed to learn all of your lessons on negotiating just by watching the poor people who get duped on Pawn Stars.  

Phew. Good to know.

You see, I went to Plato's Closet.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Laughs. Christine Preddy! To Light a City.

.It is official. 

I am going to visit Christine Preddy--the Christine Preddy--for Memorial Day Weekend.
Christine & Me. Cork, Ireland.
Circa 2006.
Christine, aside from being the most giving, loving, creative, exuberant, & contentious friend, educator, environmentalist, innovator & advocate

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Looks. To & Fro: Casual Day to Casual Night.

.To & Fro.

This shall be a recurring series where I present shades of ensembs. Day to Night. Office to Weekend. Casual to Formal. Possibilities have no end. Infinite. Love a good math equation...

(See. I just made fashion, mathematical & academic.)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Looks. Like Christmas Morn.

Awk mirror phot.

Paired & Patterned.
Know when, on Christmas what- have-you, you finish opening all of your presents--which are clothes, if you're like me--and then, soon as you shed those 'jamas, you

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

On Emerging Adulthood and Shopping. All the Grown Up Things I've Done Today.

Today, I did some very grown-up things.
Bombshell Buys.
(Which I didn't buy. But wanted to.)

For one, I went grocery shopping. Gasp. That's right. To buy groceries. Celery, cucumber, wheat bread, soup cans, Golden Grahams. (They're whole wheat.)

For another, I filled 2 Rx's & picked them up the same day. That's big time. (Didn't even stop in the cosmetics isle despite several delicious coups that have been begging for some love.) #CVS .

Perhaps the most grown-up thing I've done today is ... (almost) stayed within my budget at Target.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

On Relationships and Hey Arnold. Helga Pataki Syndrome.

5th grade. Iroquois Middle School. West Irondequoit. Gym class. Ending. Chucked a football 'cross court & hit this guy (I removed his real name b/c what if it is illegal...)--smack!--right in the side of the dome. Boom. Helga Pataki Syndrome. Please read on:

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Looks. 4 Fun. Outfits.

20. Friday. April.
Water. Street. Music. Hall.
Rochester. NY.

 I am so exciiiited & can contain it no longer. Fun. is coming to Rochester, NY. To a smaller music venue. And I am going to be there. With friends. Friday. THIS Friday. FUN.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Local. RMSC Gardens.

Tulip in the gardens at the RMSC.

Yesterday was splendid.

.85. Breezy. Sunny. Momsly.

That's my perfect--perfect--recipe for any day, let alone a Monday. What started as an excursion of we-can-do-whatever-we-want soon became more of an off-the-beaten-Ave-walking-tour of Park Ave, and I would not have had it any other way.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

On Relationships and Perspective. These Days. (Da' Moes.)

Welp. I've been single for almost 4 years.
(Don't worry, this really is about family... .)

Quick trip down memory lane?

Dating--rather, having boyfriends--used to be one of those things I couldn't stop. A leaky faucet. A routine I fell into. Briefly:

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Local. Jonesin for Summer.

When you're sick, the weather's a tease, and Coachella's happening as we speak/read/type/breathe ...  you start jonesin', hard, for summer.

sweaty dancing, 
beach drinking,
 bbq beerin',
 festival dressing,

Friday, April 13, 2012

Local. Cobbs Hill.

Cobbs Hill Park & Reservoir
(fav hill to jog...most times not all the way up)

Favorite place in Rochester: park, at the very least. Too many reasons to name.

Please drive/bike/jog/walk up there someday. Counter-clockwise (if you start from the pumping station) and, clear day or not, ooh & aah as Rochester's skyline edges into view. An island amongst 

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Laughs. It's Called a House Coat.

Have a cold.
I know.
The House Coat is mesmerizing.

Great excuse to whine ... a lot.

And take naps. Like best-sleep-you've-ever-had naps. Like lights-out soon as you lay down/Eyes wide-awake soon as you get up naps

Thank you for shopping at Wegmans.
(That's what clean-up guy said.
He was, like, 15.)
Not so great for grocery shopping. Beware:

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Life. Last Day.

That's right.

Today      was      it.  

 My           last           day. 

Monday, April 9, 2012

Review of CVS. Pt Deux.

Went to CVS. Again.
.Yesterday & today.

Today, not by choice. Had to fill a 'script. (Post-Script: CVS Pharm, hands down: the best. Comprehensive. Quick. Courteous. 24 hrs ... if it's Monroe, Brighton. Highly recommend. They should prob endorse me.) But let's talk cosmetics.


Sunday, April 8, 2012

Love. Ode to Mr. Klonks: & "The Art of Racing in the Rain."

Sleeping's my favorite.

This is a Flemish Rabbit. You haaaave to click that link. Will not regret. (Yes. They exist.) I need one. Until then, ... I have this guy.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Review of McyDs Fries. The (Un)Happy Meal.

Thing looks 3x larger in phot.
(Camera adds 10 lbs.)

That's not enough fries to feed my Barbie-Dolls. (Which are in the basement of my parents' house.)

Went to a different McDonald's (East Ave.) & got large fry. ...Don't worry:

Life. Friday Night.

Delayed Posting. Please forgive.

Last night, a friend-acquaintance (who is, LEGIT, coolest person ever. Dude-reincarnate ... but young. Like our age. [My age.] He's also going to be my first Listen. Interview soon as I get a vid cam, so be on the look out!) texted something. And it's worth sharing.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Review of CVS. (Silent S.)

CV-Sget. ...As in Tar-get (It's French).

$4 off of $20!? Yessss please.
I love. I mean love CVS. Mostly, I love CVS coupons. Most recently, I used an $8 off (cash-money) coupon. Prior to that, $6 (cash-money). Truth.
 Didn't use any coupons tonight. #Expired. Really needed 'em. ...Fifteen dolla b/w 2 deods. Not thrilled. (...Don't buy deods at CVS. Go to Wegs. Make your own. Either way.)

The greaaaaaatesssssstttttt thing about

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

On Jogging in Rochester. Urban Gypsies & ... Boys.

Let's talk about jogging. In the Park Ave area. I go 'bout ... twice a month. These are my stories.

Urban Gypsies who involve me in their Love Triangle

Last time I went jogging before this evening, had to be a Saturday. Probably afternoon. My normal baby-jog is Vick A to Park to Berkeley; East back to Vick. Simple. On this particular jog I bargained that if I made it to East, I could walk the rest. Sun was shining. Breeze was warm. Nice stroll down the Avenue would feel good. (Out of shape.) But Roc had something else in store ...

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Life. No Recipe.

External mono, you ask?

To cook or not to cook?

Me: Hm, think I'll make cilantro pesto. Bought cilantro at the market. It probably went bad. I can still try. Do I drive straight to Wegs, buy the ingreds?Mabes I stop home, check on it first.
Co-Worker 1:  Blank face.
Me: But I don't even know if I want to cook when I get home. Ya know...

Monday, April 2, 2012

Review of Knee Highs. Not What It Looks Like...


You called it.

Those are knee-highs. Quite apropos for someone named BarbaraEllen, I know. Start wearing knee-highs, and they might just become your all-time fav beauty staple, no matter what your age. Trust me.

Need for Knee-Highs

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Review. Geva Theatre & "Angles in America"

Geva Theatre Presents:
Angles in America:
Millennium Approaches

Geva Theatre Center
Downtown Rochester, NY

Located in downtown Rochester, directly in the arts & business district, Geva Theatre is one of many live theatres local to Rochester, NY. (Cool how they spell it the Brit way, no.) For as looooong as I recall, my mother and her best friend Elaine, have been season ticket holders where, once a month, they catch a live show & check out some fabulous Rochester eateries. (These ladies know what's good.) PS: Geva has fabulous student deals, such as