The new apartment.

UGH! I just wrote this entire post, pictures included….. and something happened, I am not sure exactly what happened, but the whole thing was gone. So lets try this again!

I have been asked a few times to post pictures of my new apartment, so here it is. I moved to the new Ink Block apartments in the South End. We live above the new Whole Foods- there is literally an elevator straight to the doors of WF- safe to say I am going broke.

Anyway, this post is going to have way more pictures than writing (I am sure you are all excited about that…)

When you walk into our apartment you see a rolling bar that has alcohol on it (duh) and some of me and Adams little memories and ‘treasures’

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Then you look straight and see our living area (if you call it that in such a small place)… where Sammy hangs! This is really his apartment and we just live in it.

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There is a floor to ceiling window which I love. At night the skyline area is pretty, and it is right near the harbor so whenever there is a fireworks show- we get a home viewing!

Screen Shot 2015-10-12 at 9.55.06 PMThen to my favorite area (no, not because I cook.. I don’t know how to cook, I just think its purrtttty) the kitchen!

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If you couldn’t tell, I got into the fall spirit a bit.

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Here is our bedroom- it still needs some work… and we have a decent sized walk in closet to the left, but it is so messy I am too embarrassed to show you.. so for now this what you guys get-

Screen Shot 2015-10-12 at 9.57.13 PMWe also have a floor to ceiling window in the bedroom… you can kinda see Sampson’s bed, he likes the view 🙂

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blog8And though our apartment is pretty small, our bathroom is a really nice size! And lol at the toilet paper…

blog3blog4So that is pretty much it for now, once I clean up the closet, and fix up the bedroom, I will update you. And bare with me on these updates- I am new to wordpress and really don’t get it just yet!

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I watch too much TV?

       




      I have never been a TV watcher… I could sit on my computer all day and night, but sitting in front of a TV was a different story. Growing up I never even had a TV in my room- I could have, I just didn’t see the point. If I wanted to watch something I would watch it on my computer (usually by finding illegal links that caused a million in one popups- BUT STilll Bettter than TV am i Rite?) Buttttt, Adam has now taught me that I can now just click the playstation button and wah-la- access to our Hulu Plus account, Netflix and Amazon Prime. So now, every day after work I grab a glass of wine and switch on the TV. 
      Due to this I have become a series queen. I can go through a TV series in a matter of weeks- skillz. I thought I would let you know some of the series I have been loving if you are interested in looking for a new show- (Also let me know what shows I should look into… I think Bloodline will be my next??)

Orange is the New Black– Ok, I remember hearing about this… and seeing statuses about this show EVERYWHERE. I mean, I couldn’t log into any of my social accounts with out hearing “TASTEE IS HILARIOUS…” “PENSATUCKY!!” I never cared to even watch it… but as I was scrolling through my Netflix account and saw it, I thought I’d give it a shot… and I caught up to the current season within two weeks. But now I have to wait for the new season to come out which is suppose to be in the Summer of 2016 😦 😦 :(. But anyway, if you are looking for an intriguing, raunchy, funny, dramatic show- definitely watch this one. 
House of Cards– Here is another one that I avoided even though I was constantly hearing about it. I just didn’t want to watch a show about politics since that is all I ever heard about in the news and on my social accounts..(you know those people who are always blasting their political views even though no one asked). But then my love for Kevin Spacey took over… I have always had the BIGGEST crush on him, obsessed really. Speaking of Kevin Spacey, he was walking next to me at this years Boston Marathon.. and I noticed him and literally froze- I was stuttering, Adam was behind me and said “What the hell is wrong with you?” Because he didn’t realize who it was. I then reached out to him to grab him, quickly stopping myself because thats not appropriate, and just like that, he put his head phones in and began to run. I gave Adam attitude the rest of the day/also cried/ because I was depressed that the love of my life had ran past me and I couldn’t even muster a word. Okay, but now back to HOC, its so good and Frank Underwood is so bad ass. I feel like him in Claire are the modern day Bonnie and Clyde. 
UnBREAKable Kimmy Schmidt– Such a goofy show, but it makes me laugh. There is only one season on Netflix so you know it only took me a day to catch up with. 

Okay and now my other obsession with Netflix- Watching the most obscure/shitty rated movies. I love, love watching like 1 star scary movies about puppets taking over and becoming murderers, clown movies- and I am not talking ‘IT’ I am talking like horribly made clown movies, kids taking over towns because they are possessed… this is all making me sound like I am crazy- but these movies are hiiii-larious. 

And then I keep up with the shows that I am watching in real time via Hulu Plus. Pretty little liars– huggggge let down. And come on, how are you continuing with this show? SIX YEARS and it was *SPOILER**** CEECEE?????? 
Bachelor in Paradise– LOL. Adam loves this show too, sorry boo!
Law and Order SVU– They are on a hiatus now, but can you believe that I have completely caught up with this show… it is either sad or talented… (sad.) 
Bobs Burgers– Definitely one of Adam and I’s favorite shows. It is absolutely hilarious. 

And then I use Amazon to watch movies that have just be released to DVD. I just watched ‘Get Hard’ with Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart- So funny! I had low expectations for this, but was pleasantly surprised. Such an unexpected duo that worked so well together. 

Rambling Vlog.

         Ashley’s two year anniversary Mass was this Sunday, so I thought I would update y’all with an incoherent video of me rambling! Ha, hope it is somewhat enjoyable. It has been a tough few days for me, I can’t believe it has been two years since my sister left this world… but I feel her making me stronger each day. 

Are girls crazy?

                                                 

        I was just reading an article that focused on how girls have been given this label of “crazy.” How females, if they show too much interest in the opposite sex, become less attractive… less desired. I just had to write my opinion on this, more than accurate, depiction of how our generation works within the dating… oops I mean “talking” world… I need to steer clear of calling anything a relationship now a days..because that borders on being way too CLINGY. 

      I have helped write texts for my friends, to the guys they are interested in, trying hard to make it sound like they are actually not interested in them at all. I’ve tried hard to depict the meanings behind the one word responses they get in return, or I try to dissect the ignored “what’s up” they sent. I’ve calmed my friends down from thinking they were at fault for simply saying, “hey what are you doing tonight?”by reassuring them that it didn’t come off too clingy. And I have tried my hardest to understand why these guys will come back a week later wanting to hang out after acting so distant. So when I read that blog post about this given label of “crazy,” I had to add my own thoughts.
      I’ve heard guys refer to females as “crazy,” or just use the cop out that they have “major daddy issues,” on more than one occasion- actually, it’s the main insult guys divert to after a break up, hook up.. or if they stopped “talking” to someone they had been “talking” to for longer then two weeks (any adults reading this, the new thing is to never say you are DATING, literally the world might end if you do, so instead, call it talking. Funny how guys hate labeling relationships but have no problem labeling the opposite sex) I digress…. tossing around these names, crazy and clingy, makes me want to ACTUALLY go crazy. It makes me want to punch whoever uses them, square in the ball….ehem..face! ANYTHING a female does that shows even the slightest bit of interest in the opposite sex, constitutes her as too desperate, or too clingy… it becomes a “turn off.” Sorry that there are some females out there who are genuinely interested in seeing a relationship progress, actually I am not sorry that you find that type of thing obscene. When did relationships become taboo? And WHO is writing these guidelines about what is too much or too little when it comes to a girl communicating with a guy..because I find someone like Jeffrey Dahmer crazy, and don’t see how a girl texting a guy, “what’s up want to hang out,” puts her in that same category. And maybe you are a guy sitting here reading this, disagreeing, but this is certainly what society has made us believe. 
     And I know guys hate having their egos bruised, but news flash… not every girl who initiates a “what’s up” text, wants a relationship. It is normal for girls to really just want to know exactly what the text said-what’s up….There are no hidden meanings, no between the line messages, and certainly we aren’t sending those messages while simultaneously thinking of what we will name our first child, and where we should get our matching love tattoos. Stop thinking every girl that initiates a conversation is interested in dating you! They may just want to do exactly what you want to do- hang out, have a good time. There is a huge gap between ‘whats up’ and ‘when can I meet the parents?’
      So I had to get some of my guy friends input on this topic… And these are the things I heard, “It’s just sooooo (this word was really emphasized) unattractive when a girl doesn’t put up a chase!” and “She can’t seem too interested, or I’ll get bored. But she also can’t be too disinterested.” Excuse me? So you are telling me I have to act interested and disinterested all the same time. I’ll do that then, because God forbid you get bored! I mean girls were put on this earth to make sure you are never bored, right?
      Really though, what kind of world are we living in where we are taught that we need to show no interest, wait at least 3 hours to respond to a text, always make sure you wait for him to text first… And if he doesn’t text you first, wait a few days and then initiate small talk (going beyond small talk after initiating conversation seems too aggressive)… so you pretty much have to act like you hate them, with a hint of interest, in order to form a relationship with them? If you follow all of these… absolutely ridiculous… steps, you’ve won him over! Now he will stop acting like a confusing asshole (until the honey moon stage is over, at least) And you will also no longer have to give your friend your phone so she can edit that, what you thought was a simple “what are you doing tonight” text, to make sure it doesn’t have any mixed meanings.. or to check that you added just the right amount of exclamation points so you don’t give off the wrong vibe. And if he ignored that text.. Yes that simple what’s up text, and then texts you three days later asking what your doing… Don’t fret, it’s completely normal and you shouldn’t be confused by it, ha. Guys I want you to read all of these “rules” and then ask yourself, are girls really “crazy” or are we the ones driving them straight to crazy town?
      I do get this isn’t always the case, and I do get people can get way too attached way too quickly… I’ve had my fair share of stage fivers… But that doesn’t go for every single girl. But to make every single girl think and act this way, because they fear that they may come off too clingy or “crazy,” is going to just diminish real relationships, real friendships (YES GIRLS CAN BE JUST FRIENDS WITH GUYS) and real love. I certainly don’t want to put in that much effort to get a guys attention.. By not giving him attention? Here is a theory… Let’s be honest with each other. “What’s up, want to hang out?” Example answer if you WANT to hang out.. “Yes definitely, what were you thinking?” You don’t have to ignore us, or try to look cool by saying your busy- that was cute when we were 18… In our twenties, it’s honestly just annoying. We don’t have time to beat around the bush! Here is an example for if you are not interested: “No thanks, I think I’m going to stay in.”And even if you aren’t really staying in, and just used that as an easy way out- that’s better then ignoring us, plus you should never underestimate a females intuition… We will get the hint and probably stop communicating with you! But then do not text us a few weeks later asking to hang out, because thats when the confusion comes back in!  It’s really that easy… No need to throw all of these signals Into a blender, inevitably confusing the shit out of us. It’s not that we are crazy, you guys just have crazy expectations.

Misfortunes of MacKenzie- Take 3.

Here is part 1 and part 2

So it’s that time again… Here is another ‘Misfortunes of MacKenzie’.. This is in honor of an awkward situation that happened on Saturday.

      I had spent the day in South Boston with some friends, celebrating St. Patricks day the way anyone who even has .5% of Irish decent in them, does…(yeah, you with the last name Dias…you aren’t fooling anyone!) a lot of drinking.. and a lot of talking loudly…as if the person next to you was actually across the street and not an arms length away. In short, we celebrated like Bostonians usually do. 
     By the end of the day I grabbed a train to Andover to celebrate the rest of the holiday with my family…The train was relatively empty since it was pretty late… And I slid down on the closest seat I could find, I was pretty exhausted. I had my head phones in, music blasting… And some middle aged woman in front of me, turned to face me… But all I could see were lips moving, my music kept me from actually hearing what she was saying. I quickly took out my headphones to avoid any extension of this already awkward encounter. 
      Upon seeing me take my headphones out, she repeated herself, “can I borrow your phone for a second?” I mean, I really am not one to actually just hand my cell phone to anyone..
(except that one time I let a homeless man borrow it in the Boston Commons…when I was by myself..so he could call his “young son”, who really sounded like a middle aged man who smoked three packs a day… but that’s another story)… anyway, I’ve heard letting random people use your phone is just a robbery waiting to happen- but, we were confined on a train..what was she going to do..run to the next box car? And from what I could tell, she seemed like a nice woman. I said sure and handed it over. 
    So she dialed whoever… They didn’t answer, she called a few more people.. someone answered at some point..and she had a short conversation that I didn’t pay attention to. After the conversation ended, she didn’t hand my phone right back, instead, she now had my phone down near the seat.. I could see in the reflection she was texting someone? So about 5 minutes pass and I say “you almost done?” And she replied, “yup! I just don’t want to get to my stop and not have anyone there to get me.” Which I understood, eventually she handed the phone back. I put my head phones back in and waited for my stop… And this is where it gets good… So I received two phone calls from an unknown number, and then these two text messages.. Where I replied

                                                            

Sorry, but excuse me?

                                                           


But really, please call the cops, that would actually make this story much more blog worthy! 
Also, don’t threaten me bro!

                                                           

You guys need counseling for sure…..and your shoes? You are worried about your adult wife on a train???????
(Which is actually what I said among other things, I was getting frustrated because he also kept calling ha)

                                                          


He is persistent, I’ll give him that.

                                                         

   Was I mean? maybe…But he wanted to call the cops on me for kidnapping his wife- so what do you expect? 
   and also, piece together what?!? What is this a CSI case or something? She was on a train- the end…There yeah go, all pieced together.
    But the reason I needed to just screenshot all of these this morning was because of the gradual interest from my friends about what happened next.. Well I also got this message from a random person I assume is the one she was secretly texting on my phone… Too bad she deleted what she initially said

                                                           

WHAT DID SHE SAY? WHO IS THIS PERSON? WHY DID THEY RESPOND SO LATE? Okay, now I feel like piecing things together, ha.
But the moral of the story.. Don’t let random people on train borrow your phone.. Because you will get accused of kidnapping by insecure husbands whom believe you to be a threat.





My Perfect Imperfections!

This was a video I was tagged to do! Feel free to comment your own perfect imperfections! 
Rules for the tag: Easy, pick three things you love about yourself, and three things you wish to change!
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