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Friday, April 7, 2006
A weighty issue
Among my girls there seems to be varying opinions on whether or not you loose or gain weight when starting a new relationship.

There's the common idea that new lovers are too in love to eat (um haven't had that happen) and there is also the idea that someone is now seeing you naked so that makes you keep in shape (been there), thus at a start of a relationship you are at your best.

I was just watching a rerun of Frasier and Daphne Moon tells the Cranes that she's already experiencing the 3 signs of being in love, she says, "I'm not eating, I find myself thinking about him all the time and buying new underwear." :)

My friend though, pointed out the flip side by saying that when you're dating you are eating out all the time and or drinking. Thus, you're actually gaining weight because you're happy and don't care about mundane things like working out or have the time to fit going to the gym in your even busier schedule. There's also the bedroom activities that can help work up an appetite, but then again you're also burning calories too. I guess the debate continues. What do you think?

Posted by Tara at 1:33 PM PDT
Updated: Friday, April 7, 2006 8:08 PM PDT
Monday, April 3, 2006
Toga Girl # 8
Just got back from three days of sun and fun, definitely accomplished my main goal of getting a tan and relaxing. The hotel room was pretty dated, no carpets, the bare minimum, but the beach made up for any hotel lackings. The crowd was a little too spring breaky for us too, but whatcha gonna do? There was even a bunch of high school kids, which I think is crazy. We did meet a group of 30 firemen from Long Island who were there celebrating their station's 100th anniversary. We then spent the rest of the weekend avoiding one of the guys. He was nice and all, but I wasn't interested, I also suspect he was at least a year younger than me.

OK I lied I don't have any videos for you, I never got around to taking any or bringing out my video camera during the trip. I guess what happens in Nassau is going to stay in Nassau. To fill you in though, I went snorkeling, played volleyball, read After the Night, won some games of pool, got my hair braided, went snorkeling, did Karaoke and went on their stage to take place in a toga competition. Neither of us won, mainly because my friend and I didn't have a group of friends to cheer us on like the others did, but how often do you get a chance to wear a toga? See photos below:
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Away from the trip... I had helped get my Step dad and his company in the following New England Magazine article, which is a section of the Hartford Courant. The article, Don't Blow Your Millions, ran yesterday when I got back from vacation.

Review: My latest film review at Film School Rejects is now up, it's on the teen comedy She's The Man.

Posted by Tara at 9:29 AM PDT
Updated: Friday, April 21, 2006 1:45 PM PDT
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
As seen on
As Seen on When Tara Met Blog is featured on today, in regards to my post about CityMitts on March 14. They call me "a sassy-savvy New York gal." I'm pretty excited since I've been checking often for online shopping bargains and coupons. I wanted a bath mat that they featured recently but the color was no longer available, whatcha gonna do? Apparently the site is going to be retooled and redesigned this spring too.

I'm a B-list BlogebrityAlso been meaning to mention this for a few weeks now...I was added to the 'B list' at Blogebrity, which is also pretty cool.

PS: I'm going to be MIA the rest of the week. I'm heading for a 3 day trip to Nassau with my friend Karen. We're flying JetBlue and staying at one of those all inclusive places (Breezes) where the food, drinks and room are included in the package. So we're looking at a fun and relatively cheap weekend. I need some sun, I think this is the whitest I've been yet, none of my olive Italian coloring can be found. I'm bringing my video camera so who knows what fun stuff (blackmail) I'll come back with ;)

Posted by Tara at 9:01 PM PST
Updated: Tuesday, April 18, 2006 1:30 PM PDT
New York Rangers
It's easy to forget that the team even exists in the city sometimes due to all the fuss over our baseball teams (well deserved though) and even the attention we give the crappy ass Knicks, which is why I never think of getting tickets to see them play. I can't claim to be a hockey guru but I do like hockey inspired films like Miracle and Mighty Ducks and catch the Olympic games, but I hardly follow the NHL--not that having a strike made it any easier. I went to the game last night though and had a great time. I've only been twice before, both times they were Rangers matches.

I'm always amazed how Madison Square Garden can go from the spacious basketball arena to the oblong hockey rink. I especially like that even way up in the cheap seats, where I was, you can feel the chill of the ice. The seats were so high up they made the tix that I had for U2, which was also at MSG, look like I was sitting on the stage. Despite the many many steps we had to climb to reach our seats, they were actually pretty good. It was easier to see all the action and to track the puck, even when it was slapped into the stands and hit a Playboy Playmate of the Year. I saw it too, although I didn't know that she was a Playboy bunny at the time not until I read the news today. I just saw security guards hurrying over to the blonde below. Oh and NASCAR racer Jeff Gordon was in attendence as well, the jumbo-tron pointed him out.

Besides that, the game itself was really action packed too. The Rangers were down by two in the second period, the score was 2 to 4 Buffalo Sabers (who I didn't even know existed) then the Rangers scored two goals to tie the game. The crowd went from yelling things like "It's not like you're on ice skates" and "do something!" to cheering like mad. I love that about NY fans, how easily we jeer our own team and then cheer them on minutes later. So the tied score brought us into overtime and then to an exciting shootout, where the Rangers finally declared victory.

I also got to see the Ranger player Jagr (not to be confused with the shot) tie two of the team's records for the most goals (52) and points (109) scored during one season. Not sure what the difference between points and goals are though. Too bad he didn't beat the record instead of tieing it so I could witnessed that. Ah well.

Another fun feature of the Rangers' games is the song that they play when ever they score a goal. Everyone gets up and chants GOAL! But it's dragged out like GO-O-EL. It's hard to write and not sing. In fact i'm singing it in my head right now. Oh and on another side note, I'm not a big fan of the new Ranger uniforms with the liberty figure on it and miss the classic symbol they had before.

Jagr, Rangers slash Sabres
NY Daily News
In an awesome display of talent and will, Jaromir Jagr erased a two-goal deficit, tied the club's two most prestigious single-season records and got the Rangers into position to win a shootout in a 5-4 triumph last night. FULL STORY

More news: Historic night ends with 5-4 comeback victory

Posted by Tara at 8:38 AM PST
Updated: Tuesday, March 28, 2006 8:49 AM PST
Thursday, March 23, 2006
It's in the bag
When it comes to contests these last two years, I've been on a roll. My dad must be pulling some strings up there for me, that's the only way I can explain it. I never used to win anything and then I got a free GenArt membership last year and a trip to Marco Island when I went to The Tony Danza Show. Now, I just received an email saying "Congratulations!!! You have won the February BagTrends Giveaway."

I don't remember entering any contests, but have visited their site before.

My prize is the Kooba Sienna Bag in Cream - a limited edition color. The retail value is $595.00! I've never owned a bag that expensive before. In comparison my red winter Coach purse that I love cost $250 on sale at the outlets, which was my most extravagant bag purchase. However I do own a lot of $100 range purses, so I guess I've spent that much before when adding them together. This one is free though. I also needed a bigger summer purse, since my summer bags are more clutches and flimsy things. Yay! Sorry to brag.

The purse is leather and as smooth as butter. The inside lining is a very soft suede in lavender coloring, which feels like a delicate baby blanket. The outside looked whiter under the florescent lights at my office since I was carrying it/modeling it around the halls but when I brought it home it looked more cream like. I was already told by a co-worker that it's "trendy" and I saw an article online with Sienna Miller (thus the design's name) wearing it in the same color.

The attached tag reads "this Kooba bag has been crafted from the finest Italian Cowhide. The difference of grain and slight discolorations are evidence of the naturalness and authenticity of true quality leather."

Now here's a question, is it too early to start wearing it? I think I'd at least have to wait to April when it's more spring time.

Here are some photos of my new bag, oh and the necklace that I mentioned buying here.

Posted by Tara at 9:01 PM PST
Updated: Tuesday, April 4, 2006 7:05 PM PDT

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