Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Holla holla holla!
So I'm just sitting her waiting for my Chicago style frozen BBQ chicken pizza to cook because I'm starving, and I thought I would discuss my plans for NYC this weekend because I am so excited about it. Well my mom won a night in a hotel in Times Square at an auction, so for my bday she gave it to my friends and I. We get to go stay in the Omni Berkshire Place hotel for one night- Sunday to Monday. It's so balling. I'm not going to lie. We're going Sunday morning- I think we'll hit up Central Park for a swan boat ride and carousel ride. Then at 3pm we're going to see Stomp. I have always secretly wanted to see this. I saw River Dance (the Irish dancing show) when I was little and for about 6 months I practiced my Irish dancing in hopes of being as cool as the dancers. Maybe Stomp will inspire me in a similar way. So after that we're hitting up Mars 2112. It's a restaurant that's underground and hardcore decorated like you were in outerspace/on Mars. I have also ALWAYS wanted to go here but never have. It's going to be out of this world. (pun definitely intended). I just hope it isn't TOO geared towards 5 year old children, although I would still fit in. After that we shall go outtttt in NYC. I really want to dress up and be cool...let's be honest. It will feel like a movie...a Mary-Kate and Ashley one. Ok, this pizza needs to hurry up.
Anyways, Monday we may go to Madame Tussauds. I've been to Tussauds in Las Vegas, but Las Vegas sucks, sooo it sucked. This one has got to be better. But seriously, NEVER go to Las Vegas unless you are Elvis or an escort.
Well well that should be fun. I'm really in love with listening to Matt & Kim and MGMT this week. I love the song "Daylight" and I hope the new Bacardi Mojito commercial doesn't ruin it.

I rode 18-20 miles on my bike yesterday. About 10-12 today along Kelly Drive. I was real proud of myself for keeping pace with the Lance Armstrong-wannabe in front of me. This homegirl just has to lose some weight and get in shape. I'm also excited that it's a sport I can do with my momma. She used to kill me trying to get me to run with her, because she is a crazy lady. I could not hate anything more than I do running. It sucks. Especially in the 110 degree heat of Florida in August. But biking is oh so much better...It's fun, not work. And I rode with my mom for about 20+ miles at the beach last week and it was so fun! We are quite a team.

I think I might make coffee too right now. Ew, coffee and BBQ chick pizza. Allie, that's wrong.
I saw a lot of statuses that included "coffee", so whatever.

Welp, my pizza is ready and this blog is so bad, even I'm bored. So ttyl.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Crazy people

Oh hey! So just got done day 2 of 4 days in a row of working. I'm not gonna lie, i'm pooped already. But two days of overtime is well worth it.
The other thing that makes it worth it is the stories. So yesterday I had to do a 1:1 on a patient who has bipolar, ADHD, and basic behavioral issues. His drugs weren't mixing well with anesthesia he recently got for a routine procedure, so he's been hallucinating for the past few days. Needless to say, this happened during my time with him. It was half hilarious, half sad. He swore there was green large ants crawling around, snakes on the floor, an igloo on the parking garage outside the window,skydivers outside, and a man about to attack him in the room. He was freaking out. The sick part is that I went along with it. I told him the man was hiding behind the curtain (apparently I was wrong. no kidding.. I couldn't see him). So that was a fun day. Today the girl I had took 40 Benadryl yesterday and she was hallucinating too. Turns out though, I really like psych. It's interesting.

Other than that, I'm still excited for Saturday and my bday.

Ok that's all I can think of now.

Ps. hey Brittany! Thanks for looking at this blog!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Shout it out

This is a shout out to my main girl, Meghan Walter. It's been a long while since I have seen her and she must hate me because she still hasn't gone to KOP with me, but it's ok because I will always love her no matter what. She is also leaving for London in a little bit. She is so lucky and will have the time of her life living the dream and loving on Jesus. I would love it if she could come buy me a root beer for my bday, but homegirl decided she had to live on the other side of the world. It's cool.
Sincerely, Allie

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Remember paisley?

I think my new dream career would be the President of Marketing for the city of Philadelphia's new tourism initiative called "With Love, Philadelphia, XOXO". It's amazing and creative and I am willing to be their personal Twitter-er or blogger. I am, I really am. If I wasn't so far along in my nursing education, I would definitely switch majors. Maybe I can be the city of Philadelphia's resident nurse blogger. I mean, the city of Brotherly Love needs to make sure they have all that lovin' under control. No what I'm sayin? 

Speaking of Philadelphia, have I mentioned how much I love it? Every corner you turn offers a different surprise. You have Bucks County, complete with Doylestown, New Hope, Lambertville, etc. (Kate, we're making a post-wedding trip...) Then you have Delaware County- Media is up and coming, and I'm pretty sure my own Wallingford has made the "top 10 places to raise a family" list once or twice. Then Northern Liberties- or "Nolib" as some might call it. If you are Italian and feeling a little homesick and the sausage hanging in the windows down in South Philly isn't doing it for ya- head over to the Piazza at Schmidt's and watch the Phillies game and play bingo and look at some art! Then obviously, there is Rittenhouse, Olde City, and Historic Philly. (If you are a 20 year old boy who decided to post an ad on Craiglist's missed connections looking for a "cute colonial-dressed girl", you may or may not find that said girl on third and Chestnut teaching some tourists how to play pick-up-sticks. But beware- she doesn't even have her driver's license yet.) Anyways, ALL this to say, I love the city so so much. And recently it has struck me that if I ever ever want to see myself in a loft in "Nolib" looking over the Piazza, I better darn well stop making trips to Target. 

In other news I am babysitting the puppy today. It's a Wheaton Terrier straight from Ohio. It goes to my Grandpa on Sunday so we have yet to name it. Today it has been referred to as "retard", "shorty", "polky puppy", "squirt", "rat", "pest", "annoying thing", and "shut the heck up". It has been a lose-lose day for me. If I keep it in the crate (which has been 80% of today), it sits there and cries REALLY LOUDLY. If I take it out, it darts from the kitchen to the dining room to the living room like a wild thing. Then bites Annie and Max- Annie is scared to death of the thing (ugh) and Max just bites it back. Overall, though, it's pretty cute and I wish it wasn't raining so I could take it out somewhere. 

I have to go to the bike store for the tenth time now to get my bike fitted. They have to do a bunch of calculations and measurements to make sure it's the perfect size for me, as to prevent pain when I ride. I am so excited to ride it! Hopefully Saturday I can do a 30 mile ride. I need to figure out a good course. 

Ok ciao ciao. 

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


So this is the bike I hope to be getting tomorrow:

The place I am buying it from has it on sale plus the guy is taking an additional $100 off the price! Holla holla! I am soo excited!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


My new favorite thing to do is cycling. I've been to Kelly Drive about 4 times this summer to bike the trail along the Schukyll and i've biked around Media and Cape May on the off times. It's so fun. I hate running and always have, but I think I have finally found the sport I love. I've been using my mom's really swell Peugeot 10-speed, but I really want my own. (Thanks to whoever stole mine). If $2,000 dropped on my lap, I would get this sucker:
Buttttttt that doesn't seem realistic. The one thing on my birthday list is a new bike. I also want the cool jerseys to go with it and the cool shoes. Ugh dream on, sista. 

The only con of cycling is the massive thighs one might attain. That's the price you have to pay, I guess. 

In other news, I turn 21 in 11 days. WHAT WHAT! Due to the fact that one third of my best friends is under 21, I am attempting to come up with a way to either sneak her in under my coat, make real good friends with the bouncer, get her an ID somehow someway, or just go to a restaurant and scrap the lounge/bar idea. Honestly though, I am thinking of the restaurant because I have never been and will never be a lounge/bar/club girl. It ain't my style. Thus, I am thinking Mad Mex in University City for a lil' Mexican and some BIG ASS Margaritas. (No really, that's their name on the menu...) Ahh I will think of something. 

Oh my gosh, I got a snuggie for Jo for her birthday. I literally walked through Target with a grin on my face after I picked out the color. There's a one in a million chance that she will ever see this blog, but if she does: Jo, your one lucky kid. 

That's all...No one reads this anyways...
Ciao ciao

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

This summer

so far this summer has been so eventful. 3 Phillies games, a trip to NYC, a dinner out in West Chester, work, at least 3 trips to the beach, twittering, lots of Phileo Yogurt, a Shins concert, tracking down the VanderWaal family, getting a new puppy (and living vicariously through the McGowen life), biking on Kelly Drive, new hair color, etc, etc. And there is so much more to come: Paramore concert, Elton John/Billy Joel concert, August Burns Red (guestlist) show, trip to Florida, more trips to beach, more fro-yo, TURNING 21!!!!!!, working on the 4th of July, and becoming tan. 
What a life..
Today is my 7th day in a row of not having to work. I will pay for all this starting Friday when I work three 12-hour shifts in three consecutive days. But then I have off again. Suckers...Anyways, I am deciding what to do on this fine day while sipping my coffee on the front porch. I'm thinking I will bike ride or run, take another trip to Target, go to Borders and get a book because I know I will probably get put on a one-on-one at work this weekend. I'm kind of excited to see all my friends at Sizzlin Summer tonight. I also really want to see The Hangover.
Speaking of that...I always try to analyze in my head certain cases where it's ok to be alone and where it just looks creepy. Eating breakfast or lunch at a cafe/diner is fine if you are solo. Eating dinner at a restaurant is usually not ok. Going to the movies alone is creepy. Going to a store alone is obviously not. 
I also need to compile a birthday list, says my mom. I don't really have anything on it except I really need/want a new bike. Mine got stolen at Delaware freshman year. Of course it would. Thus, I need a new one. I don't need clothes. I dont need shoes. I dont need a memory foam mattress cover (because I got that yesterday. and you are probably jealous). 
All I need is for you to buy me a draaaank.  

I think that's all. Hope you kept up.