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Firefox is the shiz

March 18, 2010

How is it that I just found out about Firefox themes (or as they call them, personas)?  Seriously awesome.  I’m sporting a vintage flower look right now.  Click below to get your own – I recommend the fashion and sports categories.

Seriously.  Get involved.


Um…it’s the off season?

March 17, 2010

Long time, no see.  Soooo what’s happened since we last spoke?  Well, the Saints won the Super Bowl, I gave up buying makeup for Lent, spring training got underway, oh, and this little thing called March Madness kicks off tomorrow.  You said you wanna see my bracket?  But of course….

And if there are any boys reading this (that means you, B.ry) try not to cry when I kick your ass.

The fine print: notes about the blog

January 7, 2010

While I’m sitting here at work attempting to look busy and with little else to do but eat my Apple Jacks, I thought I’d mention a few things that are, you know, required by law.

The FTC recently ruled that bloggers must disclose whether the products they review were personally purchased or acquired for free from a company’s PR agency. All the products I have featured thus far on B&tC were purchased by me. With my own money. From my bank account. I did receive some free samples of Aquanil after I bought my own bottle, but I let you guys know how you can get yours too.

Since my digital camera is God knows where, most of the pictures on the blog I find through Google images. I always link back to the original webpage from which the image came; just click on the image to be redirected.

Photos of me were taken by my friend and former roommate (((stw))) and they are her personal property. If for some reason you want to use one of these images, please please ask first!

Like this (the love of my life, Old Gregg). Look but don’t touch.

MABB Monday Poll

January 5, 2010

Karen of the ever-spectacular Makeup and Beauty Blog does a Monday poll every week, and I HAD to fill it out this week. You’ll see why.

1. Mood:
I am le tired. Work was really lonely and boring today.

2. Video games — love ‘em or hate ‘em?
Ehh, neither really, although I am loving our new Wii.

3. Last thing that made you smile?
Email from a, uh, friend. I am such a girl.

4. A favorite sound?
When you tap the keys on the calculator in my coworker’s office and when she prints checks on the old dot matrix printer. Weird, I know.

I think it may be this exact one.

5. Eyes/lips/cheeks:
Ebay 120 palette, MAC Solar White and Twinks/SH Peony lip lacquer/whatever was left on my blush brush from the last time I used it. (Badddd, I know. Apparently I’m just weird and bad.)

6. How do you feel about leggings?
I need to get some.

7. Do you follow sports?
Do you know me? Do you read this blog?

8. When I was a kid I wanted to be _____.
A veterinarian, a librarian, or a zookeeper.

9. Outfit:
Tan and brown striped cashmere sweater with cream colored 3/4 sleeve cropped cardigan over that with bootcut jeans and my fake Wallabees.

10. Weekly goals:
Call my best friend just to talk. Write in my daybook every day. Start reading the book my fauxsister gave me for Christmas and in turn try to find some job openings I would actually like.

I’m not dead. Yet. Week 14 NFL picks

December 13, 2009

I remembered last week when my Saints almost gave it away (to the freakin’ REDSKINS!) the positive effect my picks have on their performance. So here’s more eleventh-hour predictions from yours truly.

Or maybe she’s the good luck charm. Whatev.

Thursday, December 10
Pittsburgh Steelers @ Cleveland Browns, 8:20

Sunday, December 13
Buffalo Bills @ Kansas City Chiefs, 1
Carolina Panthers @ New England Patriots, 1
Cincinnati Bengals @ Minnesota Vikings, 1
Denver Broncos @ Indianapolis Colts, 1
Detroit Lions @ Baltimore Ravens, 1
Green Bay Packers @ Chicago Bears, 1
Miami Dolphins @ Jacksonville Jaguars, 1
New Orleans Saints @ Atlanta Falcons, 1
New York Jets @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1
Seattle Seahawks @ Houston Texans, 1
St. Louis Rams @ Tennessee Titans, 1
Washington Redskins @ Oakland Raiders, 4:05
San Diego Chargers @ Dallas Cowboys, 4:15
Philadelphia Eagles @ New York Giants, 8:20

Monday, December 14
Arizona Cardinals @ San Francisco 49ers, 8:30

So the past million posts have been football picks. That’ll change soon, my dears. I hope.

Turkey turkey gobble gobble: NFL week 12 picks

November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American lovelies!

Thursday, November 26

  • Green Bay Packers @ Detroit Lions, 12:30
  • Oakland Raiders @ Dallas Cowboys, 4:15
  • New York Giants @ Denver Broncos, 8:20

Sunday, November 29

  • Arizona Cardinals @ Tennessee Titans, 1
  • Carolina Panthers @ New York Jets, 1
  • Chicago Bears @ Minnesota Vikings, 1
  • Cleveland Browns @ Cincinnati Bengals, 1
  • Indianapolis Colts @ Houston Texans, 1
  • Miami Dolphins @ Buffalo Bills, 1
  • Seattle Seahawks @ St. Louis Rams, 1
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Atlanta Falcons, 1
  • Washington Redskins @ Philadelphia Eagles, 1
  • Jacksonville Jaguars @ San Francisco 49ers, 4:05
  • Kansas City Chiefs @ San Diego Chargers, 4:05
  • Pittsburgh Steelers @ Baltimore Ravens, 8:20

Monday, November 30

  • New England Patriots @ New Orleans Saints, 8:30

Geauuuuuuux Saints! Eeep!

Sheets in the city: NFL week 11 picks

November 19, 2009

What a lovely way to spend a dreary Thursday afternoon – sitting in the laundromat (my first trip!), watching the clothes spin (one of my favorite things), and watching Chowder (one of my favorite shows)  in the kids’ corner. AND doing my picks. I’m SO getting a front-loading washer after this. Seeing the bubbles and the colors is definitely worth the price of admission. Plus: a huge shout-out and God bless to the nice man who gave us his leftover laundry cash cards! YAY!

It’s the little things in life. I feel so chic like a city girl.

On to more pertinent things…

Another favorite: Natalie Dee ❤

Thursday, November 19

  • Miami Dolphins @ Carolina Panthers

Sunday, November 22

  • Atlanta Falcons @ New York Giants
  • Buffalo Bills @ Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Cleveland Browns @ Detroit Lions (you can doooo itttttt)
  • Indianapolis Colts @ Baltimore Ravens
  • New Orleans Saints @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers (srsly?)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers @ Kansas City Chiefs
  • San Francisco 49ers @ Green Bay Packers
  • Seattle Seahawks @ Minnesota Vikings
  • Washington Redskins @ Dallas Cowboys
  • Arizona Cardinals @ St. Louis Rams
  • Cincinnati Bengals @ Oakland Raiders
  • New York Jets @ New England Patriots
  • San Diego Chargers @ Denver Broncos
  • Philadelphia Eagles @ Chicago Bears

Monday, November 23

  • Tennessee Titans @ Houston Texans

Pick the winners, not your nose: NFL week 6 picks

October 18, 2009

Better late than never, again. Today the feature game is a battle of the unbeatens…GIANTS AT SAINTS! Duh! Someone’s going to snap their perfect record, and it ain’t gonna be us!

I love this city.

Bye: Dallas, Indianapolis, Miami, San Francisco


  • Baltimore Ravens @ Minnesota Vikings
  • Carolina Panthers @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Cleveland Browns @ Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Detroit Lions @ Green Bay Packers
  • Houston Texans @ Cincinnati Bengals
  • Kansas City Chiefs @ Washington Redskins
  • New York Giants @ New Orleans Saints
  • St. Louis Rams @ Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Arizona Cardinals @ Seattle Seahawks
  • Philadelphia Eagles @ Oakland Raiders
  • Buffalo Bills @ New York Jets
  • Tennessee Titans @ New England Patriots
  • Chicago Bears @ Atlanta Falcons


  • Denver Broncos @ San Diego Chargers

Quick note

October 7, 2009

If you’re in need of a pick-me-up, please PLEASE read my girl Kandee’s most recent blog post. It’s so encouraging and she’s so beautiful inside and out!

x’s and o’s to my blog fam.

While you were sleeping: NFL week 4 picks

October 3, 2009

While my babe’s down for a nap, I thought I’d squeeze in my picks for this week’s slate of NFL games.  Looks like it’s a week for the home teams!

Bye: Arizona, Atlanta, Carolina, Philadelphia


  • Baltimore Ravens @ New England Patriots
  • Cincinnati Bengals @ Cleveland Browns (don’t know anything about this game)
  • Detroit Lions @ Chicago Bears (go for two in a row!)
  • New York Giants @ Kansas City Chiefs
  • Oakland Raiders @ Houston Texans
  • Seattle Seahawks @ Indianapolis Colts
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Washington Redskins
  • Tennessee Titans @ Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Buffalo Billls @ Miami Dolphins
  • New York Jets @ New Orleans Saints
  • Dallas Cowboys @ Denver Broncos (ETA: why did I not pick Denver?)
  • St. Louis Rams @ San Francisco 49ers
  • San Diego Chargers @ Pittsburgh Steelers


  • Green Bay Packers @ Minnesota Vikings

Spoke too soon about that nap thing. At least we’ve jammed out to Sesame Street today. Don’t even TELL me you didn’t watch this as a kid.