Friday, January 30, 2009

friday extra

I realize some of you are NOT football fans :)
[seriously??! is that possible?!?! ha]
so here's fabulous art i found here, that i will leave you lovies with.
these are perfect for me right now.

"you help me find silver & gold in the gray"

i love that. le sigh. i feel that. BLISS!

Happy Superbowl Weekend!!!!

or rather, happy KURT WARNER watching!!!!
oh i do hope you boys win :)

Hope you lovies had a fabulous friday to lead you into this fun-filled weekend! xo


So you know how i told you darling friend is taking me to my VERY FIRST MAVS GAME EVER?!?!? SOOO EXCITED!!!!

Darling friend just booked where we'll be staying at.

get a closer look at our suite here.


thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!

he speaks my heart.

the beginning:
Leave me out with the waste
This is not what I do
It's the wrong kind of place
To be thinking of you
It's the wrong time
For somebody new
It's a small crime
And I've got no excuse
Is that alright?... with you

the middle:
We might kiss when we are alone
When nobody's watching
We might take it home
We might make out when nobody's there
It's not that we're scared
It's just that it's delicate....

the end:

Still a little bit of your taste in my mouth
Still a little bit of you laced with my doubt
Still a little hard to say what's going on...
Still a little bit of your face I haven't kissed
You step a little closer each day
Still I can't say what's going on
Stones taught me to fly
Love taught me to lie...
Still a little bit of your song in my ear
Still a little bit of your words I long to hear
You step a little closer to me
So close that I can't see what's going on

Damien Rice Lyrics.
Songs "9 Crimes" * "Delicate" * "Cannonball"

Thursday, January 29, 2009

What Would Audrey Do...

"I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe that loving is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles."
-Audrey Hepburn

This is the first picture I ever saw of Audrey Hepburn.

It was in a PEOPLE magazine i was flipping through when I was little girl Micaela. I fell in love. I envied her graceful neck... her small features... so the opposite of me, even at that age.

It seems like such a funny pic to fall in love with Audrey Hepburn. [i mean she's not even looking up!] It wasn't the famous Breakfast at Tiffany's one. It was this one.

What do we do on a "snowy" day in Texas?

We all get together and we drink. :)

And i wear a boy's puffy coat. Joanna swears by it and all the girls are doing it.

ps. and by "snowy" i mean enough for texas :) not enough to make snow angels but enough to make me not want to drive my go-kart of a car out in it. This is outside my work... can you see why i didn't want to drive on that parking lot?? luckily darling friend knows how to drive carefully in this mess.

Micaela is still in one piece. :)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

My Valentine Might Just Get One of These...

The girls at this cute Etsy store will personalize your love-note in their beautiful calligraphy. They'll even send it to your Valentine so it will really be a surprise. How cute! Order here... deadlines 6th of Feb.

*first seen here.

So I've been a Vegetarian for almost 10 years...

and PETA says Vegetarians have better Sex.

I'm just saying. :)
In related news... PETA's in the spotlight again. Is that too racy for the Superbowl? Seriously?

ps. Twinkie says i need to get this shirt.

She still has Romo

I was watching the news while getting ready this morning and they were discussing how Jessica Simpson is getting bashed for her weight gain.

Here's the pics:

frankly, the pants aren't flattering. And the arms- well i hate my arms so i feel for her in these pics. But she is NOT fat... just a little curvier right?

ps. her sister Ashlee defended her- so cute!

pps. I may have set my fb status to, "Micaela is thinking she is following in jessica simpson's weight gain... ha."

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

It dies because...

"Love never dies a natural death.
It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source.
It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals.
It dies of illness and wounds;
it dies of weariness, of witherings,
of tarnishing."

-Anais Nin

*i looove this pic and i can't think where it came from! blast. I think it fits this well... if it's yours, i love it!

You don't know what it's like...

this, this is magic.
this is beautiful.

I'm pretty sure I almost started crying. :(

this was always my favorite BeeGees song.

winter nights are perfect for a fire.

luckily, casa di M has one!

and darling friend was a boy scout and knows how to make me one :)
here's me and darling friend before he took me out to see Black Magic play this weekend.

The "was" life.

At 18, i thought i was going to marry my first boyfriend.
His name was Joel and he was studying to become a geologist.
In fact at one point, i was a student and he was my T.A.
We lived together in a little house on Marshal St. that my Mom called "little house on the prairie."

We fought til we would run out of breath.
And yet when it was over... I had never hurt so much.

I never got a chance to say bye to his family. It had ended so bad.

Luckily, me and joel somehow found our awkwardly easy way into friendship... and i'm glad for it. He was SUCH a part of my life. Of my growing up. Of learning my heart.
It would be a shame if he wasn't a friend.

It took awhile to get here.
We can talk relationships without getting jealous or thinking, "what if."

When he moved away to Colorado, i remember how strange it was to think he wouldn't be in this small town. We hardly saw each other anyway, but it was still a feeling of comfort to know he was still here.

This weekend I saw his dad Tom play in his band, Black Magic at the Iron Horse Pub. I hadn't seen Tom in years... I never got to say bye after our break-up. Time is a funny thing, how fast it goes. It was great to see him.

if you pass by "the little house on the prairie" i believe the door is still painted red. He did that long after I had moved out. I asked him why he did and he said, "you always said you wanted a red door."

M: "Did i look different? ha"

J: "Same girl... no reason you should ever change."

Skate Date.

my little feet on the right.
i hadn't been to Skate Whirl since junior high.
Darling friend took me skating with our married friends.
It was SOOO much fun!
I think i was laughing the whole time.
Very much like ice skating- i have to hold someone's hand to skate. I really do suck.
i almost didn't go out on the rink cos there were no rails! seriously? lol

but i did. :)
and darling friend didn't let me fall.

OF COURSE they had a "couple's skate."
We were taking a break at the snack shop and i told everyone we HAD to go, to make up for all the times we didn't get to when we were in junior high. lol

it was a perfect Saturday afternoon.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Happy Birthday to my Sanja!

Sanja is the pretty girl on the left next to the pretty girl on the right (her little sis)
It's her Birthday. Actually it was yesterday :(
but in my defense, i try and not go online on le weekend. :)

I LOVE YOU SANJA! and I hope you had a fabulous birthday, as fabulous as you are, pretty birthday girl.

Sanja is my dearest friend, one I've had for years- we've shared stories over first kisses, we've talked on the phone, we've shared fashion, school, first heart-aches... about our periods... everything!- and yet... We have NEVER met.

the reason we've never met is because we are pen pals.
we'd share all our life's most important events thru hand-written letters.
Most times they were novels.

I found her in a music magazine in Germany when I was about 13 and we've kept in touch since... we turn 25 this year. :)

I love you Sanja! Happy Bday!
I am sooo thankful for your friendship.

I can't wait til one day we'll meet and lay out on the beaches in "my" italy, or we'll be drinking wine in "your" paris and smiling about how our lives turned out. *i still think you may get married before me. ha

besos xo
"always my #1 girl" that's what we always wrote each other. ;)

Rainy Monday... Love it!

"Sometimes I wish I was the weather. Youd bring me up in
conversation forever. And when it rains I'd be the talk of the day."

-John Mayer

It's grey outside and this kind of weather always makes me happy.
I'm dreaming of soup or vegetarian chili for lunch...

*pic here.

Friday, January 23, 2009


happy weekend lovies!!!
i hope you guys have an amazing weekend.
It was another beautiful day today but the cold front is supposed to move in tonight, so I'm looking forward to being under the blankets.

this weekend:
*blast from the past- Going to the Pub to see my ex's dad's band play tonight. I really could use a drink! joel's also going to be in town this weekend. It's nice that someone i experienced incredible love/incredible pain/incredible hate with is now a pretty good friend. I think this is what it's like to be called a "grown up."
*going roller skating :) i haven't been to this place since jr. high when i got grounded for WALKING there. lol "couple skates only..." ha. I don't know how to skate so should be fun!
*watching tivo- LOST, i can't wait!
*watching it under blankets and keeping warm

my weekend wish for you:

*cute pic via here.

Up for air.

"Garden State" was really good. I'm a huge fan of Zack Braff & ya, Natalie Portman is a def. girl crush. This movie still reminds me of a line from another movie. It's a line from "Forgetting Sarah Marshall." [truly a funny movie and perfect for the night i watched it with darling friend]

In "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," she tries to explain why she broke up with her boyfriend and she tells him, "I was tired of drowning with you!" I loved the way she said it.

Love is tricky business. Great posts that we can ALL relate to here and here. They touched my heart and I'm sure it will yours.

*movie still here.

These can always brighten my day!!!

I was depressed after my last post so...
Off to lunch in these... what sam calls my chicabowwow heels!!!
i call them my carrie-wannabes!!! closest to gladiators i have :)
christmas pressie from my momma.
i lalalooove them!
high [they make me tall] + pretty comfy!

and it's another beautiful afternoon to wear them! xo


i miss my lola in the worse way. :(
c had to come by my work to pick something up and offered to bring her when i told him that.
i started crying. i mean literally at my desk crying.
It was a nice offer, but would be just too heartbreaking to say bye to her again.

sadness hits you in the weirdest moments.
i was dropping marianne off at our friend lauren's house last night and drove past my old neighborhood.

i actually said out loud, "good night lola. Mommy misses you SO much."
out loud.
i just pictured her laying in her spot on her OSU blankie.

then i got home and showered and as i usually do after a shower, put baby gel on my legs.
lola would lick my legs and it would tickle.
i miss that.

i need help. lol
i KNOW how silly this must sound. She's not a child.
but she was my sweet puppy who showed
dogs always seem to know when you're sad. :(

i miss her barking.
i miss her sleeping next to me.
i miss brushing her.
i miss holding her.

i miss lola.

and i know i'm not the only person who misses their shared pet after a break-up.
there's a lot of you pet people out there! :)

so you know how much this SUCKS.

it's friday... i need to get happy.
looking forward to lunch with darling friend- INDIAN FOOD!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Completely Random.

I don't have a radio in my go-kart.
My car used to have a CD player and then it died.
(i say my twinkie killed it when i let her borrow it)
I thought at first that I would just die without it
I love music.

If i happen to ride passenger in your car, don't be surprised if i'm constantly changing the station, because I don't want to miss the next song that could possibly be on- that i will tell you over and over, that i "loooove this song!"

but without a radio?
i find myself singing church songs. :)
songs that i grew up with.

it's random, i know... but i guess because it makes me happy.
and God doesn't judge right- whereas if i was trying to sound like Britney while singing "womanizer", i might have reason to be judged. But a church song, you can't go wrong. :)
It's more fun when twinkie is driving with me and we are both singing together. lol

my older sister once told me that when she became a mother and would give her first baby girl a shower, she would sing church songs to her.

"O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear, all because
we do not carry everything to God in prayer..."

Tell Us How You Really Feel About Barack, Micaela!

the weather is beautiful today.

i had a lovely lunch at my parent's.

i may or may not have consumed nearly 3 grilled cheeses.



my auntie thess is visiting.
she's my momma's younger sister.

she smokes menthol lights.
yesterday, i was outside with her and borrowed one.

i instantly cringed thinking of my little baby nieces.
i told my auntie thess that one day if my nieces ask to borrow a cig,
i would smack their bums.

it's funny to think about my auntie making us take naps when i was little... bathing me. Then later, giving me and my junior high gfs a ride to the mall when we couldn't drive. And now we're outside of my parent's house, and I'm sneaking a smoke at 24 yrs of age.

One day these little babies of mine below are going to ask me about boys.
They're going to ask me about drinking. About love and heart-ache. But hopefully... not about cigarettes.

it's hard to picture what marina will be like at 24.
Sophia at my age.
Milen is already on her way of acting like a teenager :)

niece marina

niece sophia

their cousin, my niece milen

One thing's for sure. They'll be beauties, always.

my very first MAVS game!!!!!!

I'm pretty girly. I'm always in heels.
BUT i love sports.
I even have a favorite Nascar driver (Tony Stewart!) though i don't watch that one so much.
I'm a big MAVS fan!!! Dirk Nowitzki? he's my homeboy!!!

I have never been to a game. Always promised a game, but have never gone. When I was an associate producer for the morning show during college and had to be at work at 2:30 a.m., I'd stay up and watch the Mavs game, take a quick power nap, and go to work in the jeans and top i wore to watch the game. It was the only time I didn't dress up for work.

I love the Mavs. And now i FINALLY get to see them: Feb 7th @ 7:30- They Host the Chicago Bulls! (talk about a GREAT first game!!!)


we are in 214

*Thank-YOU. Darling friend, you know how much this means to me. I'm glad we get to share it together!!!! Thank-YOU for taking me xo

Men I love. :)

My Pappa would have been more than happy to have JM for Prez.
But as he cutely told my other family members who shares that belief (not me obv!) , "We will support whoever is President whole-heartedly." :) such a cute Pappa.

Good sport to take this pic with me :)
Momma laughed at how "natural" i looked... she meant ugly with no make-up! ha

It was late-ish! lol American Idol, it's our gathering at the Lechuga casa.
WHOOOO HOOO!!! has anyone else noticed how much nicer Simon is this season??? like tues. when he asked the little boy (who came with his dad who Simon said NO to) for a hug cos he "needed one" awww Even Simon needs hugs. I believe a hug makes all the difference.

i heart simon.
i heart our President. (barry called him my man-crush)
i heart my Pappa the most.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Thought Of The Day.

"Sometimes good things fall apart, so better things can come together."

*pic via


a NEW season of LOST starting tonight!!! ahhhh more of this love triangle :) makes for an excited Micaela!!!

*in related news... TOTALLY forgot about ABC Sunday's "Brother's & Sisters." Now i'm excited to catch up via the computer. What did we do before the internet? before i could write my random thoughts out there and find lovies like you all??! I'm just saying :)

happiness is:
*my auntie thess visiting. It's so cute to see her and my Momma interacting. I see fully why there's no relationship like the one sisters share.
*Atlanta Bread Company for lunch. Yum. Then a java shake from Sonic. YES worth the 1,000 + calories!!!! (minus the whip creme though)
*Casa di M getting together slowly but surely
*plans to see the MAVS game against the Bulls!!! i have ALWAYS wanted to go to a game. always. Dirk N. is my homeboy.
*enjoying my job. Our boss is out of the office so we took this pic for her. :)

sending big Lechuga smiles your way xo

cute little story.

A big part of my job is writing proclamations for the Mayor.
Earlier this week, I got a proclamation request from another little nursing home patient who's turning 100. These are my abs. favorite ones to do! :)

I like them, because i love reading about the stories/antecdotes that comes with them, the life that they "built."

The birthday girl is named Augusta Norriss. Her husband was a big developer in the City back in the 1920's. He built a lot of the Edgemere Edition, which is actually the neighborhood my church is in. In this neighborhood, her husband dedicated a street to her named Augusta Lane and it crosses Norriss Road. Tell me that isn't cute! :)

I told my co-worker Sam that one day some 20-something girl with big dreams just like me will be sitting in my seat, and share the sweet story of MY life with her co-worker saying out loud, "I want a life like this."

*pic via here.

The Ball, The Gown.

What a fabulous choice for the First Lady.

my fave.

*see more here.

Reminds me of this line from the movie, "American President."
Sydney Ellen Wade: Two hundred pairs of eyes are focused on you with two questions on their minds - who's this girl, and why is the President dancing with her?
President Andrew Shepherd: Well, first of all, the two hundred pairs of eyes aren't focused on me. They're focused on you. And the answers are Sydney Ellen Wade, and because she said yes.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Day Has Come!!!!

Officially swearing in of our New President.
Can you feel the change in the air??!

oh to be in Washington....
One of the things i immediately looooved about the Obama's is how in love they are. How they truly look like best friends. How proud she is of her husband and how he looks at her.
Glamour mag asked their staff what relationship did they most admire. One person said that the Obama's had them at "first bump."

Isn't that fabulous? Agreed.

Happy Inauguration Day Lovies!!!! xo

Monday, January 19, 2009

What I will be to him...

“There was preserved
in her
The fresh miracle
- Jim Morrison

*fell in love with these words when seen here.

"That's the cheapest I've ever got it for!"

About once a week (lately, twice!) me and twinkie meet up for lunch at our fave downtown place, MT's Cafe [where you can catch me helping out waitressing thurs & fri nights] with our seester gfs, lauren & mehle.

these girls are SO.MUCH.FUN.
it's even more fun cos they're sisters and we are too, so to see the ways we siblings are alike, is just cool. :)

our waitress handed me the check and i about DIED LAUGHING when i saw what was written at the bottom.

OMG it was HILARIOUS!!! i said out loud, "who ordered dick for lunch? lauren???" lol

our poor waitress meant to abbreviate Meh's DIET COKE. ha Mehle joked that that was the cheapest she ever got dick for!!! hahahaha

wow. It made my Monday. Totally.

on another funny note- I was telling the girls how good i felt cos last night i replaced like 4 light bulbs at Casa Di M. Mehle was lost and was like, "You changed a light bulb and feel good about it?!"

I know, i know, you just screw the light bulb in, simple... BUT! the hallway light bulb covering was a little diff. and took some time to figure out. PLUS! (and moreso) I've always had a guy to do those kind of things. It was a small feat, but BIG in different ways. so YES. I was pleased with myself.


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