I am in a slump. A barfaronie redonkulous CANNOT get myself motivated slump. "This is not me." I am usually able to set out my goals for the week - reach them, feel successful in the completion, and at the end of the day say, “ahhh that was good shit.”
NOPE NOT THESE LAST COUPLE WEEKS.
I am definitely run down to the max, workola is taking over my life and I catch myself napping on any flat object I see. I am like a friggin’ cat for PETE SAKE - and i dislike cats tremendously - as in if they didn’t really exist I wouldn’t even miss those poosycats for a second.
So now that I have been existing, rather than living, I have decided to motivate my mind. I have dug out my “healthy eating plan,” pulled out my five day work-out routine, downloaded the most intense booty bootcamp musica on the ipod, got a great book, started my to-do list for my january travels, and started researching going back to school.
No more lazy lexington. Say goodbye to naps, and wishful thinking. I am getting my mind and body into gear… no if ands or saggy butts… here I go…
Yesterday, I attended the beautiful marriage of Daniella & Joel. This was my very first"BIG ITALIAN WEDDING" and it was simply perfection! It was beyond all my expectations of any wedding- a romantic quaint church, ginormous reception, delish to the max food, heartfelt speeches, wicked dance floor for some dance dance revolution… and a little bonus/surprise for Daniella - - an"UNREAL" bongo drummer… her favourite- Totally got the party started!
I was invited by one of my very closest friends jefferson (daniella’s cousin), he was the magnificent MC… absolutely hilarious. We gave him a word that he had to incorporate into his speech (it is a word that is suppose to break the ice, keep people on their toes … kinda like an inside joke. Only five of us knew about the “WORD”). The word he had to work into his speech was “LACTICA." (aka fermented milk) So guess who wasLACTICA?- YUP - LUCKY ME.
“I would just like to introduce everyone to my very expensive date, Lactica. Isn’t she a beaut… cost me an arm and a leg - so i wanna keep this speech short and sweet so I can spend as much time with her as possible” - Jefferson. (Talk about an introduction to the family)
Jeff was “on” — oh was he “on.” He explained the “job” of an MC was very much like being asked to sleep with the Royal Queen. It would be an honor, but you kinda wish that someone else would do it. Although he jokes, he did an absolute superb job and made the night completely entertaining.
I felt so honoured to be a part of such a “bomb-dig totally amazing” night. Their families were so welcoming, fun, and love filled the room. Everyone hugging, kissing and embracing each other at every opportunity. I LOVE families like this - I wish that all people got to experience this type of love in their lives. The wedding really made me excited for Daniella and Joel, because you know that they have all the support, encouragement and love to start a glorious new beginning.
(Father Daughter Dance)
She gives me everything I could wish for…She gives me kisses on the lips just for coming home… - Jack Johnson “Angel”
Cheers my friends to a great future — a future of love, happiness and of course an insane amount of laughter!
A friend of mine told me a little somethin somethin that I feel like sharing.
He said, “too many people are living for the moment, are doing what makes them happy right ‘now’ this ‘second’ rather than looking forward at their future. INSTANT GRATIFICATION. A humans goal should be to live the longest, most healthiest life - full of love and happiness.
Take care of your mind, body and soul. Too many glutenous behaviours can leave you mentally, physically and emotionally ill. Work out, eat healthy, and take care of not only your heart but those hearts around you. Stop the negative routines, and bad habits.
You only get to live one life of “YOU.”
Waste your time wisely…
For serial, make positive changes.
TWENTY FIVE. I AM TWENTY FIVE. how old? TWENTY-FIVE.
Like many of my friends parentals - at Twenty-Five our parents had an entirely different lifestyle than the ones that we currently live now:
1. The M word. ( marriage… yikes)2. Children ( Changing dirty diapers…raincheck?… mmmm no spanx)3. Mortgage ( Renting away my money, one penny at a time.4. House in Pickering ( Concrete Jungle please)5. Limited Clothing Funds ( Hi. Urban - ima feel like a lil splurge today)
I cannot simply even picture the life of my parents at this age. Not that I am immature… (okay fine maybe a little bit)… but because I see my life as something that I have not yet committed enough time to - to make it the wonderfulness that I am capable of making it.
It can be considered selfish, and a life “all about me,” but I want to be a mentally healthy person, someone who is genuinely happy with their life before I start mixing it up in a blender and impacting all the other fruits ( if ya know what ima sayin’). I just feel my job at being “Lexi” - “Me” - “My Independent Sucessful Self” needs to be worked on before I can even THINK about doing the 1-5!
So For twenty-five…TWENTY FIVE…. I am super excited. I am excited of the challenges, the creativeness, the travelling, the pictures, the new people and the treasure. The treasure is the answers… NOT to LIFE, but to new opportunities and exciting possibilities…. I got the whole world in my hand… Let’s play.Cheers!
I am one of those social butterflies that loves to meet people. I enjoy having new rainbows in my life, that bring me new laughter, excitement and experience. Now, my girls will always be my pussycats and my boys will… well… they’ll always have a special place in my heart. BUT - I also will never turn down a chance at a new experience, a chance to meet new people, because that is what I feel life is about. We are here to find those that we enjoy the most, and surround ourselves with those that have a mutual love for us.
There are people that I have an instant connection with, and some that take a tit bit of loving in order to win over… there are also “those” few that I just don’t enjoy… can’t even fake it and not even going to try it. However, isn’t that what life is about? Throwing yourself out there - taking chances and opportunities? There are so many fun things that people miss out on because they don’t take chances and push themselves beyond their comfort level. It is like the song “if you get the chance to sit it out or dance… I hope you dance.”
This long weekend, I was invited by a good friend of mine up to his buddies cottage. Although I did not know many peeps going up - I decided that “yah - why not? why not go and enjoy a beautiful weekend, have some fun in the sun and meet some new peeps?” So me and couple of my chikitas headed to Muskoka and met a great group of friends, that we shared lots of laughs, lap dances (haha kidding mom), and cockertails!
"Make life your dance floor. Don’t be caught swaying to the slow songs, Get Rough and Get Wild and Hairflick the shat out of it."
I’ve always loved the pinky promise.
It cannot be broken.
The cream of the crop of all promises.
The flushed it down the toilet… type of promise.
Whenever I make a promise - I know that it has to be done with the pinky or else it can be broken. There is just something about interlocking with someone else’s delicate pinky… it would “just be” morally wrong to “break” it.
So please ensure that when you pinky a promise - that you make it happen. No farting around & throwing them out like freebees unless you intend on following through with these promises. Pinky promises should be taken for serial - there is no fun and games when it comes to throwing out the tinniest of tims on your whole hand…
I can have my dream life,
Life with the ones I love playing all day long
Laying back by the waterside,
With no where to go and the music on
I’m working hard for my dream life to be my real life
And that can’t be wrong
All I have is this life, so I’m making it what I want
All I want is a dream life, life
It seems as though everyone is always living for the future. Always wanting more, always looking for new ways to stimulate and better their lives. “Next year I want to be here… or I want to have bought this by this time … or be married or blah blah blah...”It is an amazing thing to have goals, to grow, and to learn - but it is also important to enjoy the “present.”
Try to enjoy a part of each day even if it is not the most “EXCITING” or “AMAZING” of days. Start Loving the Now. Embrace the future but do not get lost in it. The future is a gamble, and planning it can be stressful, hold you back from adventure- or from doing something completely spontanious! This is why we were put here —not to be placed into cookie cutter lives but to live in a our own world that we get to create and love…Why miss out on something really great just because it might not “fit” with your future plans? Live in the now, be inspired, and enjoy those around you - live it simply and throw away the complicated.
One of my very Bestests and Sweet friends turned 25 this weekend. We decided that we would bring Some Sexy Times to Stayner and enjoy ourselves poolside with good tunes, great friends, delicious daqueris and summer sunshine! It felt good to be in the country…. Although people may presume that I am a city girl (which in most cases you are “correct”) there is definitely a country girl in me as well. The country calmness slows you down, it allows you to think without distractions and to just be… Its simple. But simple can be a great thing.
Celebrating my beautiful friend Christa is something we are all very fortunate to do. We are all so lucky to have her in our life. She is the friend that puts everyones needs before hers, she listens to all of our problems, offers the most respected and honest advice, and her heart is full of complete warmness. She never speaks poorly about others, she is there whenever you need her, and she devotes her life to making others happy. From the minute we all met Christa, we all fell in love with her beauty and it was a great feeling to let her know how special she is to all of us.
Happy Birthday My Little Puppie XoXo
25 - Alive & Fabulous -
Cheers to the next Totally Amazing 25 years!
Today was one of those days. Whose turn is it to go.
I am walking across the road on my way to work and as I attempt to cross the road with “my right away" this doltbag precedes to drive. So I stop ofcourse, and then he stops his car. Okay, he is now letting me cross. Fabulous - whata gentleman…Then as I go to cross AGAIN at the EXACT same time - HE STARTS TO DRIVE! Like what the H is going on here? We just made eye contact - you did the head nod “go ahead" and then as I START to walk - you start driving!! " Why dont you just run me over already! I mean it would be a lot less confusing!"
Finally, I do the full-fledge arm wave - the "please, after you!"
All ima say is: “pedestrians have the right away… so if they are crossing the road let them cross AND don’t pressure their life with random car creeps. Thanks.”
"Ash I dont know what to wear?"
- You look fine, just wear that.
" I know but its so short, I can hardly walk..."
- Make sure your comfortable.
"Are we walking to the bar or cabbing it?"
-Walking. It's bollywood central.
" I cant walk in this dress up a hill."
-Traffic is brutal.
"Fine. I'll change."
(CHANGED INTO MY FAVORITE DRESS EVER)
Ash- I WILL NOT LET YOU GO OUT LIKE THAT
"Why? I love this dress?"
-That is NOT a dress, that is an Apron... way to short.
"You think it's too short?"
- It looks like you are going to cook something, I can see your Britney.
"No you can't, seriously... I can't wear this?"
- NO. Did you shrink it?
"No I just got fat."
- Even if you were skinny that would be WAY to short
"You just admitted I am fat."
- I didn't call you fat.
"You said I was fat. "
- OMG. put on your black dress
"FINE! HURRY UP WE GOTTA GO"