Stolen Hearts & Dreams

“she wears a red sox cap”

25 things and then some…

So I did this on Facebook, Random 25 facts about me…and it was pretty cool so I decided to post it on here. Also, I came up with a few other random things about me to add onto the list!!!
1. To say that I am obsessed with microwave popcorn would be an understatement.
2. Im constantly texting, regardless of who, what, where and when.
3. My family is extremely important to me… K < 3
4. We have been taking an annual vacation to Storyland and Point Sebago for as long as I can remember. We are first in line at Storyland even though we are all over the age of 18.
5. I come from a town where it is not uncommon to live up the street from your aunt, two streets over from your grandparents and your parents still hang out with their high school friends, whose kids became your friends.
6. My camera is always on me and always charged.
7. When out to dinner I always have to fold any piece of paper that is on the straw or holds the silverware together.
8. When I moved to Salem I did the whole online dating thing for a month…I’ve been with Chris since October 🙂
9. I want to visit all 50 states before I die.
10. I’ve been to Australia and would do anything to go back.
11. Aside from all the boy drama, my senior year at UConn was the best of my life so far… ♥ coventry house and SB08.
12. I’m obsessed with quotes, from anywhere, any place or anything.
13. Post it notes are amazing.
14. I can crack my fingers, neck, back, hip and wrists without batting an eye lash.
15. I will name my daughter Paige Elizabeth.
16. I have to be early for movies, class, or traveling. Otherwise I have mini panic attacks.
17. I love big obnoxious sunglasses.
18. I hate jackets and would prefer puffy vests and sweatshirts.
19. I carry my iPod everywhere.
20. Spider maki is my favorite.
21. Dance parties and karaoke concerts in the car are a must, whether by yourself or with friends.
22. I have only a few close friends who I would be lost without.
23. I tend to say “im sorry” a lot.
24. I have been trying to write a book since I was in high school.
25. I love reality TV shows…Rock of Love, Real World etc…i live for the ridiculous of them all.
26: I prefer black and white to color.
27. I love things that are symmetrical…if I find something I like, I’ll take a picture of it.
<<the natick collection>>

stairs in the natick collection

28. Silver (or white gold) over gold any day.
29. I want to travel to Europe, like everyone else. Do the whole London, Ireland, France, Italy, Greece…all that fun stuff 😛
30. I want to go sky diving before I die (Chris has been a few times before and said he would go with me!! lol)
31. For some reason I’ve always wanted to go on a hot air balloon…
32. I HATE when people chew with their mouths open. It’s rude, disgusting and if I wanted to hear that I would have gone to a local farm or zoo to listen to cows.
33. It annoys me when people call and don’t leave a message. What, am I supposed to call you back? How do I know if you don’t leave a message!!
34. I have this awful fear of drowning, even though I have been swimming since I was 5.
35. If I am not sharing a bed with someone I have to sleep with a stuffed animal, or else I have nightmares.
Just a little insight on me!!


Thankfully it’s almost the weekend, which I am extremely excited about. More or less I’ll be with Chris the whole weekend. Tomorrow we are going to his friend Scott’s place, Saturday I get to see Jackie (swam at UConn and transferred to Keene in NH) who I haven’t seen since this summer then am going shopping for stuff to help Chris finish off his basement and then Sunday is Super Bowl. Overall it looks to be a good weekend. Hopefully no more snow, but it’s New England so that probably won’t happen… 

And wahoo for January having 3 Thursdays!!!! I got paid today 😀


So for what feels like the 100th time since my birthday (Dec 19th) I am sick again. The whole whooping cough, sore throat, hurts to swallow, go through a box of tissues in a day kind of feeling. This needs to end…so in an attempt to do so, I have decided that this week is going to be a week of R&R (rest and recovery) Hopefully I will be able to get a good amount of sleep each night and take some meds and extra vitamins to get rid of this once and for all. 

Everything aside, I did have a great weekend, just lots of driving. UConn won both meets they swam on Saturday and that night I got to spend it with Danielle (my wife) and Colleen(my roommate soph and senior year in college) It was good to catch up with them both and get out for a bit. We went for dinner and did a little shopping afterwards. Also got to see Diane (danielle’s current roommate and another one of my roommate’s from senior year) She recently got engaged so the showing of the ring and talk of wedding plans was good.

Sunday came back to Milford for a bit and then went to spend the remainder of the day with Chris. It was good to just hang out with him and go to dinner. We talked about Disney plans and are definitely going to book something this week! YAY so excited…something to look forward to. Hopefully the thoughts of Florida will get me through the massive amounts of snow we are supposed to get on Wednesday. blah…i hate the snow.

Spark Notes…

The last half of my week was miserable….

I am going to bullet for you so it’s easy to follow

  • Someone ran into my car and scratched it
  • Work =  stressful…my back up to my back up interview can’t interview until the day the story needs to be in
  • Get pulled over for the first time EVER (only took me 8 years) thankfully only a written warning
  • Im getting sick…AGAIN
  • Oh and a cold sore from being stressed and sick

Thankfully it’s the weekend. But good things did come of this week.

Chris and I are getting our plans together to book a vacation to Disney in May. While in the process we had some fun with photobooth….



I am going down to Uconn tomorrow to see my wife (on facebook) and some of my good friends!!!! Oh and the kitten always makes me smile 🙂


A new addition…

I’d say a pretty great weekend overall, minus a few things here or there. I will give you the sparks note version I guess.

Friday: Worked, went to Chris’s friend Scott’s house and had dinner there. A pretty relaxing night.

Saturday: Spent the night at Chris’s so we made breakfast together. It was Jill’s (my sister; youngest) birthday so I had found a kitten to give her. The only problem was, she was in CT (the kitten) and Jill had a meet. I surprised her, so she didn’t like the fact that I was “sick” and not going to be there. Chris and I drove to CT to get the little baby and she was the cutest thing alive. Once I got her and we were on our way back home, I sent Molly (younger sister) a picture text of the kitten (she and my mom were in on the whole plan) and she showed it to Jill. Needless to say Jill loves me and the kitten (named Lucy) is the newest member to the K family

See…isn’t she amazing?


Sunday: So I ended up staying at home. That wasn’t the original plan, but because of Lucy I wanted to spend more time with her. What got in my way of going back to Salem and Chris and I hanging out/planning a vacation to Disney? SNOW!!!!! I hate the snow. There was about 10 inches at my parents’ place. Because I was stuck there I had to go into Target and play model for my mother. She works at Target in the photo department at the portrait place. On the way though, I almost got into an accident because the roads were soooo bad my car skidded and I ended up half on the sidewalk half on the street on the hill by my house…NO FUN!!!! I ended up staying at my parents’ place until 5 and came back to Salem. It snowed again at 8.

Monday: Not fun waking up this morning. I had to work on Martin Luther King Day which stunk.  Then on top of that, I had to shovel/clear another 6 inches off my car. And work was work as usual. Swam again tonight….Did a 500 for time at the end of practice, my time: grand ole 5:42. Almost a minute slower than my best time ever. Or 30 seconds slower than what I should be at if I were in top shape. I have to try and not compare, but it’s hard…

I need it to be tomorrow. Chris is coming over and it’s one day closer to the weekend. I am thinking of going up to RI/CT to see the ladies swim because I can’t go to their SR meet. 

Well that’s it for now. Is it summer yet? This snow is getting old….. 


love sick insomniac

It’s basically midnight and I can’t sleep. The past two nights have been the same for me and I don’t know why. It’s not like I haven’t been productive or done things with my day/life. Sleep just doesn’t come. I am sitting at my desk looking at the books I have piled on shelves and leaning against each other and decide to thumb through some to pick out favorite quotes.
<<i tend to do this with all my books, underline and highlight and fold pages over>>

And this is what I came up with….

1. Other People’s Love Letters: 150 letters you were NEVER MEANT to SEE edited by bill shapiro:

**But if I’ve learned anything in the past year, it’s that life is peculiar and following your heart is the only way to find yourself anywhere the least bit interesting.**

2. the perks of being a wallflower: stephen chbosky

**and in that moment i swear we were infinite**

**so i guess we are who we are for alot of reasons. and maybe we’ll never know most of them. but even if we dont have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there**

**its strange the times people choose to be generous**

3. For One More Day: Mitch Albom

**the truth is, there is no line. there’s only your life, how you mess it up, and who is there to save you….or who isnt**

**there is everything you know and there is everything that happens. when the two do not line up, you make a choice**

4. love is a mix tape: life and loss, one song at a time; Rob Sheffield

**i have built my entire life around loving music, and i surround myself with it. im always racing to catch up on my next favorite song. but i never stop playing my mixes. every fan makes them. the times you lived through, the people you shared those times with– nothing brings it all to life like an old mix tape. it does a better job of storing up memories than actual brain tissue can do. every mix tape tells a story. put them together, and they add up to the story of a life.**

5.  Charmed Thirds: Megan McCafferty (#3 of a 4 book series)

**there is no simple beginning, middle, or end**

**humans find meaningfulness where none exists because we want to create a sense of order in this chaotic universe–freud**

**…nothing is permanent. especially people. strangers become friends. friends become lovers. lovers become strangers. strangers become friends once more, and over and over**

And with that, I am going to bed…. 

What a night…

No words can describe how annoyed I am right now. It started out as an average Thursday night. Sean and I now have a routine of going to the new Y on Tuesdays and Thursdays to get an extra work out in when we don’t have swimming. I normally go and run while Sean lifts. No big deal. So we work out like normal and have to stop at the store on the way home to get some milk. We go to Tedeschi’s food, or what has taken over Store 24…

We walk in and they have Keno playing, with a table of regulars sitting down watching the numbers. Sean and I go to the back of the store to grab milk and I get a powerade zero to try it out. We head to the cashier to pay and as I’m standing there, the guys at the table get silent. Ok, I think to myself, a little weird. But continue to stand in line behind Sean. Then in a whisper I hear “nice ass” ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!?!?!?! Perverts. I heard them, but they thought they were sly enough with saying it in a whisper. <<insert string of bad words here>> Okay, I’m sweating like a pig still and am in my gym clothes. I guess that constitutes being subjected to having guys, old men, stare at my ass and think they are being sly and not creepy…YUCK YUCK YUCK. So obviously I feel violated and am pissed off to the extreme. God, guys are pigs sometimes…

And as if that didn’t make my night…my crazy ex ex boyfriend calls me. Crazy you ask? Well he was the ex boyfriend that, things were on the rocks and we were “on a break” aka heading straight for an official break up and never getting back together kind of thing. He gets hammered one night and calls me 54 times…yes 54 times… Not only does he call my cell phone that many times, he talks to 3 of my roommates in the 2 hours that it took him to call that many times AND he 411 my house number to talk to my parents at 3am in the FREAKING MORNING!!!!! He calls, I freak out and ignore the call, and he leaves a voicemail. So Sean and I pause Pineapple Express so I can listen to the voicemail and it’s not bad. Mind you its a 2 minute VM but its good. He’s offering to give a CEO of a publishing company my name and all that jazz. He left his email and then said I could call him…I emailed him and I guess we will see what happens.

Thank god it is Friday tomorrow and I get to see Chris and then Saturday I’m heading out with Kait (best friend from home) and our other friend Nicole. Should be a good time and some serious dancing is needed to clear my head.

I’ll keep you posted on the crazy ex boyfriend status….GAH!! tonight = ridiculous….