Category Archives: Love


What do you even begin to open back up to the interwebs when it’s literally been almost months since you’ve let them in? I guess the only fair thing to do is to lay it all on the line. Because I know you won’t judge…

I confess…

  • Last week my reader had almost 1000 unread blog posts…I “marked all as read”.  This doesn’t mean that I don’t love and miss you.
  • I’ve been reading the same book since December…everyone else seems to have loved it, and I just can’t get into it.  Regardless of this, I still have 4 other books sitting on my nightstand uncracked. This is so embarrassing.
  • Some days I want to be Taylor Swift. For serious. She’s so adorable and well dressed and smart and happy.
  • I follow Miley Cyrus on Twitter.
  • Two years ago, I thought I knew what I wanted in life. It’s amazing how life can change in such a small amount of time.
  • I am attracted to all the wrong men.
  • The happiest hour of my day is when I’m dancing.
  • I buy far too many dancing clothes.
  • I own a too many unworn shoes, clothing with tags attached, books unread…but I don’t own a vacuum. The idea of purchasing one makes me a bit ill.
  • I think I missed my calling as a ballroom dancer. I love the drama of it all.
  • I’ve been keeping super busy so that I don’t remember that I’m super lonley.
  • I will try my best to start to write more again, but I can’t make any promises!

Anything you want to tell me?



MMM v. 4: The week of Break-ups…by Jules

So many updates, so little time!

What a busy week.  Between this weeks IJL date, Coach, an old fling, and my next date- I haven’t had time to breathe.

IJL Jason

Not a match this week, unfortunately.  I don’t think it is too much to ask for 3 things in a man:

  1. Chemistry- A good fit between personalities
  2. Attraction- Someone who is nice to look at
  3. Resume- Necessary life requirements (no kids, education, good job, etc.)

Jason had maybe1 of these. I am your stereotypical “life of the party type,” Jason was shy and reserved putting it mildly (he couldn’t even look me in the eye for at least 45 minutes).  I am very career driven and independent, Jason only works to pay his bills; which he has very few of since he still lives with his parents at 31 years old.  He wasn’t bad looking but I am not particularly attracted to skinny men.  I need my man to weigh more than me and I’m a curvy lady.  Finally, after I thought I would be able to cut it short and leave-

Jason- “wow, I’m drunk”

Julie- “well you are hiding it well, you don’t seem that drunk”

Jason- “no, I’m really drunk. I don’t think I can drive”

Julie- “why don’t you try walking to the bathroom, getting the blood flowing may help.”

Jason- “no, I just need to stay here for a while and sober up.”

Julie- “ok, I will ask for some more water.”

Jason- ” I don’t think it’s going to help.  Only time will help so I guess we will have to stay for a while.”

And after all this, he made me pay for all my own stuff! Needless to say, I won’t be seeing IJL Jason again.


About a year ago I went out with a guy from high school.  He was always the most popular guy in school, a great athlete, and the guy all the girls wanted but no one could get.  Ironically enough, since high school, he’s no longer an athlete, lost most of his friends, and is now fat and bald at 28.  Since our outing, he is totally into me. He calls, texts and begs to see me.  I feel horrible for writing this but… I only keep him around for an ego boost.  It will never go anywhere and I’m completely uninterested.  But I love the attention he gives me. 

Monday evening Coach text me and told me he was just lying around.  I got excited thinking he wanted to get together, but then, he never asked!  At that point I had a epiphany-

I’m Coach’s bald, fat guy! 

This week I had to break it off.  I have too much to offer and too much self-respect to be treated like this….. So long Coach!

Parlez-vous Francais?

This week’s IJLdate is going to be a great experience even if we don’t hit it off.  I will be meeting Luc at The Grand Concourse for after-work drinks. Here are his details:

  • Age- 27
  • Appearance- Blonde hair, blue eyes, 5’11”, fit
  • Profession- Research and Development
  • Education- PhD!!!!
  • Background- Moved to Pitt from France 2 years ago
  • Interests- Soccer, travel, and outdoor activities

This restaurant is supposed to be really nice and I am looking forward to Luc’s cultured perspective on life.  At the very least, he should offer a unique conversation and great stories!  Maybe we will see if he brings new meaning to the phrase “French Kiss!”

Stayed tuned!!

My Favorite Things: ME!

No silly, not really me, but M. Ellen Designs! I’ve showed her cards before in this post.

I love sending and receiving mail. People don’t do it enough any more. Buying stationary almost gets me as excited as a new pair of shoes! I’m not even kidding.

Mary Ellen is a college sorority sister of mine and she has the most adorable line of greeting cards. I LOVE them! Her shop is filled with fun “catching up” note cards, “just checking in” flat cards, invitations and much more. All of her designs are customizable with names and monograms. I’ve ordered from her before and was so impressed with her quality and professionalism.

Her blog Mostly M. Ellen, is just as cute as her cards.

Mary Ellen  is so generous that she has graciously given me  2 sets of cards for me to give to you!

Here are the rules:

1. Go to M. Ellen’s Site and pick out your favorite card. This one is my favorite!

2. Leave me a comment and tell me which one you like the best.

3. You can get an extra entry if you put a link to this contest on your blog and an additional entry if you twitter or post in your Facebook Status about it. Just leave me an additional comment and let me know where to find you!

4. Get ANOTHER entry if you join M.Ellen’s Facebook Group! Same as before…leave me an additional comment and let me know you joined! (If you are a blogger, Facebook-er, Twitter-er and leave a comment you can have up to 4 entries!)

5. The winner will be chosen at random and announced on Friday, March 13th!

6. You do not need a blog to enter, so non bloggers (old dance buddies and friends that I know lurk around here…now is your chance to come out of hiding!) I will ship the cards anywhere in North America, so Canadian bloggers you can play too!


Good Luck!!!



Today I LOVE that you will forgive me for not writing about the things that I LOVE. I just don’t have it in me. Thanks for understanding.


Match Maker Monday

Match Maker, Match Maker make me a match…Welcome to Match Maker Monday!


Meet Jules! She’s one of my favorite people in the world. She’s fabulous: cute, fun, outspoken, flirty, funny, stylish, honest, trustworthy and loyal. All of the things that make up a great friend and a great lover. If only she was a man!

Jules has found love before, been married, divorced and has done her fair share of dating. She has (in her own words), “tapped out” and is over meeting men in bars.  (Aren’t we all Jules?)

Last week, Jules decided to take on a new adventure “It’s Just Lunch“, a match making service that sets you up on casual first dates with someone who they feel is compatible with you. No pictures, no emails, no awkward phone calls,  just a casual lunch or happy hour that’s been arranged for you!

Much like me, Jules LOVES to LOVE.  Which is why her quest for love is going to make a fabulous addition to this blog. He first date is this week, so stay tuned for next weeks addition.

Please let us know whet details you want to know about her dates. Also, feel free to leave any questions for Jules…she’s happy to answer any of your questions.

LOVE: Little Sister

Today is my little sister Lori’s birthday…Happy Birthday Bug.

She’s 18 today!!


 I can’t believe she’s so grown up.

LOVE you and miss you tons.


LOVE: Sexy heels and birthdays!

Last week I introduced you to my new LOVE for red shoes, and then told you about ordering them. What I left out was that thanks to Zappos and their super fast service, my shoes came on Friday! YEA! Just in time for my man friend’s birthday! (Yes, I’m still seeing this boy, and it’s looking up.) I also LOVE birthdays!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Zappos! They have such a large selection, fast and free shipping and free returns for 365 days!

I struggled to find the perfect top for my new sassy kicks, so I settled for something simple.  

MF's Bday outfit


I had all intentions of making my man friend take a full body shot so I could share it with you, but by the time we had dinner and after dinner cocktails, taking a shot for my blog was the last thing on my mind. So, because you’ve been so patient I will share with you a little shot of us on Saturday.


Any new wardrobe items that you’re loving? Please share!