Saturday, February 27, 2010

What's in a Name?



Some labels, such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Hermes are considered good labels. They are branded as sophisticated, elegant and noble. Unfortunately, there are some labels that one would rather do without....

Let's take a look at the names or labels I've had over the years:

Pagel's Girlfriend
Stephanie The Pi Phi
Baseball Card (loooong story)
The Mayor

It's funny what others call you when they speak of you to strangers or friends. I've had some of the above labels affectionately used for years. For example, Stephanie The Pi Phi was my main moniker for at least my first two years of sorority life and I fondly recall the nickname because it takes me back to a very fun, innocent and exciting time. The Mayor is a current label used to denote my status in the neighborhood. It's sassy and represents a certain level of notoriety that I love.

But recently I was referred to as The Blonde.

Now, I get it. I mean, I don't have a job and I have no real characteristics to differentiate myself. The only issue I have is that I was cross referenced to The Nurse. Obviously I'm not The Nurse. Now the real root of the problem: the third party was well aware of The Nurse but not The Blonde. Ouch. Turns out being compared to the other woman doesn't sit well with me.

As I mentioned, some labels are good and some are bad. Labels sometimes go out of style or you progress through them as you progress through life, taking on a new one at the next stage. The Blond will only be a temporary label, or at least I hope it's only temporary. Maybe I should dye my hair brunette?

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

In Your Face!


Anybody heard of this new site, Chatroulette? It's pretty intense.

See what you do is, you press Play and all of a sudden you are paired up with someone on the site, sitting in front of their webcam. Crazy! I mean, what if you get a perv or something? You don't have to sign in to press Play, you simply jump right in to a conversation.

I swear, technology these days! Unbelievable.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Daily Mantra



Speaking of beer...who else is craving a nice cold one on such a beautiful San Francisco day?

Friday, February 19, 2010

Bottom Heavy


I'm a fat kid.

Ok, maybe I'm not fat per say in other people's eyes but in mine, I'm a heifer. At the end of the day, I can't help but think about the fact that I am no longer 120 pounds. Granted I am 127 (oh my God I can't believe I just admitted that to all of you) and to some of you that is still really small, but if you saw my body type then you would know that the 7 more pounds I have on my frame from 2 years ago is a lot. Also, considering I am a "recovering anorexic," my weight is always a topic for discussion in accordance with my low self esteem in relation to body image. Yea, deep stuff.

So instead of constantly complaining, I'm doing something about it. In the last three months I have lost 8 pounds (ok if you are good at math now you know I was weighing 135, GROSS). Now, that has nothing really to do with my gym visits (I only resigned with 24 Hour Fitness two weeks ago), and not so much with my diet (though a regular serving of popcorn, eggs and quesadillas never hurt)...it has more to do with my sex life. Yea, I'm having a lot of it lately. The hot, sweaty, steamy kind. And happily my scale has responded. EIGHT WHOLE POUNDS!!!

Besides the sex, I'm on a mission to loose the final four pounds in the next month. How you may ask? Well yes, sex is still on the menu but I also plan on implementing an actual exercise routine. This includes the Filbert and Greenwich Street Steps. Have any of you done these suckers? They are INTENSE to say the least. So, stay tuned. Four pounds in four weeks, if not, I'm giving up sex for a year. Seriously.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

My Little Black (I Mean Pink) Book


I'm sitting today updating my Little Pink Book. Yes, I own one. What self-respecting young urban woman doesn't? Men have been toting the Little Black Book for years. Contemporarily it's seen as a true bachelor's necessity and often women, though we complain, are intrigued by a man's LBB. So I've invested in a LPB ever since I became single over two years ago, and I'll have to say the little thing gets great use (until recently as I have just started seeing someone, but I'll go into that later).

I highly recommend any fabulous woman to get one. It's great fun to flip through the pages and go through the names, maybe not so much for an actual hook-up but just for laughs. Get a bottle of wine, your best friends and your LPB's for a night of stories and giggles as you relive your many trysts over the years. Don't we just love reliving these memories??



Monday, February 15, 2010

Love is Writing


I spent the majority of my Heart Day surrounded by new books and inspiration. I've become more dedicated to this blog and feel that writing is a newly reunited friend that I haven't spoken to in years. Some days are harder than others and when I find myself at a loss of words, I dig deep and start reaching out to others who blog. I have found, through trial and error over he years, that writing is my love.

All this aside, I want to share, in honor of the Loving Day, one of my favorite blogs Life Is Heart. It is truly a blog full of love and inspiration, one in which I find solace and joy whenever I read it. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do!

Friday, February 12, 2010

What Would Audrey Do?


I'm currently reading a new book, What Would Audrey Do? (WWAD) and I'm enamored by her grace, style and elegance. My current goal in life is to be her. Forget Barbie, that's for girls. Time to step up my game. It's all Audrey, all the time.

Here are a few essentials for my Audrey transformation:

Large, black sunglasses
Multiple men who fawn over my every move
LBD
Diamonds, preferably from Tiffany's
The mastery of the french twist
The non-stop use of the word "Darling"
And most importantly, a tiara since she is the true American princess

Something got you Down?


Let acupuncture LIFT your spirits! Did you know a low libido can be a sing of kidney yang deficiency?

Though it's recommended you consult with a licensed TCM (traditional chinese medicine) practitioner, I highly suggest Passion Potion by Sage Solutions to get that extra (sigh) something back into the bedroom. Also look into adding fresh lychee or durian fruit to your diet to increase that sex drive. Women and men alike could benefit from a little bit more love this weekend!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Praying to the Sex God



Sex is the opus of the soul, a work in which the pursuit of a partner, meeting, becoming acquainted, and going to bed work out deep, secret elements in the mythology of the heart. In sex we seek out the soul, but not just my soul or the other's soul. We are always looking for the breath of life itself, the spark that will allow us to feel our vitality.

Fundamentally, we don't trust our sexuality. We feel compelled by its allure, but we wish it didn't complicate life and interfere with our plans.

So, question of the day, can we ever simply accept and enjoy our desires, temptations and passion in our sexual relationships? Or are we destined towards everlasting distrust and fear in our pursuit of intimacy?

Thursday, February 4, 2010

O-O-O Face

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

If You Say So...


Motivational quote of the day.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Russians Are Coming


Meet my new crush, Eric Van Tielen.

He plays Fyedka in Fiddler on the Roof here in San Francisco and he is a hooootttiiieeee! After seeing the show tonight I have a new found interest in vodka, fur hats and blue eyes.