Monday, November 22, 2010

What I Did In 2 Months of Marriage- by Sloane

Marriage is fun. It is cool when you can do fun things. Some of these fun things are staying up late, sleeping in late and playing Wii. It is cool not to have to be bossed around by your parents anymore and no one yells at you for eating chocolate cookies or making a mess.

Now lest you think I am losing my mind, that paragraph above was written for me by my flower girl before I got married. She's 7; and she left out a few things.

Since we have been back from the hm, we have settled into a normal routine; you know, wake up, go to work, come home, cook dinner, go to sleep. Lather, rinse, repeat. Oh, but I left out break your foot in 2 places and be out of work for 6 weeks.

Yup, you heard me. I have a broken foot that has been in a cast since Oct. 11th. Awesome. It was so freaking painful, I can't even describe. Anyway, my job paid for me to take a car service from my house to my job for the first few days (it was a black limousine, for real), but I couldn't take the pain, so I've been working from home on an agency laptop that was purchased for me. Did I ever mention how lucky I was to find this job? Well I was and am.

I do have to give props to Dirty for really stepping up his game and taking care of me 110%. Don't tell him I told you, but before he goes to work, he prepares my breakfast, and lunch and then comes home and cooks dinner. He's also been handling the food shopping and the laundry. (He drops it off, but still) The only thing he drew the line at was cleaning and I don't blame him. We have a crew come in once a week and they do everything top to bottom. He's has even started the house hunt per my instructions. I did marry a winner.

So that's where I am right now. I haven't taken a proper shower in 6 weeks and can't wait until this cast comes off.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

I'm Back... Did You Miss Me?

Yup, I'm back and married!

We had a great day and those that are my FB friends have probably seen most of the pictures, but if not, send me an email and I will friend you. I am posting a few here, but will be taking them down shortly.

Uh-Oh...You snooze, you lose :)

I hyphenated my name on Facebook, so you KNOW its official now.

Curacao was awesome, but that is a post for another day, but I came home to no TV, Internet or phone service because of a tornado that hit. Like WTF? Jersey Shore withdrawls fa realz!

Monday, August 30, 2010

5 Days

We are in the home stretch people! 5 more days until I become Mrs. Sloane Peterson-Super Ethnic Last Name.

Oh, I'm hypenating. Did I ever tell you guys that? Apparently my super ethnic last name matches perfectly with his super ethnic last name and there you have it. Meant to be!

Our final count was 215. Manageable. We have a lot of surprises in store for our guests and I can't wait!

Bachelorette party was this past Saturday and we did a cooking class and a sleepover. Nice and mellow and so fun.

Keep your eyes peeled on FB for pics of the big day! I'm calm right now, with only a few bridezilla episodes, but it looks like it will be an awesome day!

See you in a few weeks after the honeymoon.


Monday, July 26, 2010

40 Days

Everything has hit me this past weekend that I am getting married in less than 2 months.

Ca- Ra- Zay!

We picked our menu yesterday and man, if someone leaves my wedding hungry, they have serious problems. We are having a massive cocktail hour with hand carved meats, pasta bar, Italian deli meats and cheeses, seafood selections, and some other hot food stuff I can't remember right now, and especially for me, a bread station, with like 12 different types of bread, assorted crackers and other carb-y goodness.

So after the cocktail hour, a 5 course sit down dinner, with the works. But what I looking forward to most of all is our Viennese Hour, with any and every dessert you can dream about. You want cheesecake? Sure. A chocolate eclair? No problem. Hot fudge sundae? By all means. Oh and yes, even a chocolate fountain.

And that my friends is how its done the old school Italian way. From someone who didn't want a massive wedding, I have turned into this:

As a closing note, I would like to also mention that July 29th will be epic. Not only is it the Season Premiere of the Jersey Shore, and that I am going for my first dress fitting with veil and everything; I am getting a raise at work for successfully passing my probation period, and for securing a contract with the Feds, yo. That is one more raise than I got while working with SK. I didn't write about my trip to DC here, but I presented my agency for a contract in DC and won. Eat that SK. So now, my agency is in charge of all of the maintenance work for all the governmental buildings in DC. The Capitol, Library of Congress, Lincoln Memorial, you get the picture. Let me just say that having security clearance and sitting in the Senate is freaking awesome. There was nobody there, but still. ;)

PS: Thanks J for the pic. Can you tell I heart it?

Monday, June 28, 2010

Officially Official

In a little less than 70 days, I will be getting married. The past few weeks have been a whirlwind. I was totally surprised at my bridal shower, and was truly overwhelmed at how generous people were towards me and Dirty. Pictures are on FB if you want to see them.

Today has been momentous in its own way. We sent out our invites. No turning back now. It's really happening. We sent out a total of 163 invites, for a grand total of approximately 325 guests, not including kids. Pick your jaw off the floor... it's my big fat Italian wedding! Let's hope that the standard 20% decline, leaving me with a paltry 260. :P

So now it becomes a waiting game for the responses to trickle in. Going for my first fitting in a few weeks and finally bought a comfortable pair of shoes. I'm getting there. Yikes!

Monday, May 24, 2010

103 Days... It's So Real

If you are my FB friend, you know that last week I posted a status about shit getting real. Well here is why:

So here it is peeps. Don't mind the wrinkled dress, it just came out of the box. I am also standing on a sheet covered pedestal, so obviously the dress needs to be hemmed. Its here and I am starting to get a little scared. :)

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Seriously, I Want to Get Married...

to the chef of the culinary program here. Do you think Dirty would mind?

Todays menu copied straight from my email:


Cream of Broccoli Cheddar

Chicken Rice


Crab Cakes with Sweet Potato French Fries

Chicken Empanadas with Pineapple Salsa

Roast Beef and Ceasar Salad on Garlic Bread (sounds gross, but totally awesome)

Vegetable and CousCous Stuffed Artichokes with Remoulade Sauce

Salads and Sides

Mixed Green Salad

Green Bean and Tomato Salad

Rice Pilaf

Roasted Asparagus


Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Chocolate Chip Mousse

Fruit Salad with Yogurt

Whole Fruit


I need to take it easy or else I will never fit into my dress in 121 days. Wow.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Is It Too Early To Say I Love You?

I know it has only been 3 days since I started my new job, but I am in L-O-V-E! The staff here is awesome, I am third in command, the office that I am in has cathedral ceilings and a massive double pane window, and the second day I was here, the culinary students brought me homemade chocolate donuts as a welcome present. Um, awesome. I am convinced that this is God's way of rewarding my patience with staying with the old company and putting up with SK's bs for so long.

So glad you liked my invite. I designed and assembled it myself. I had them printed by one of Dirty's printing guys and bought the pocketfolds online. I think I may be changing the design and the colors a bit. That invite is a pain to put together, with the ribbon and different layers, and takes a lot of time, so I may just skip the ribbon and re-do the monogram. I think that this may turn into a nice little side business... Etsy here I come. lol.

Oh and we finally booked our Honeymoon. We are going to Curacao for 14 days. Getting married during hurricane season really limits your choices. So we are doing 7 days at the Kura Hulanda Lodge in an Ocean Front Suite, and 7 days at the Baoase Luxury Resort in an Ocean Front Suite. Is it bad to say that I am looking forward to the vacation more than the wedding?

P.S: The best part about my new job is that the CEO of this said to me that she doesn't expect me to work for the entire day, that she is realistic about employees needing to do personal stuff at work, and that company doesn't believe in blocking any computer activity. What? Hulu at work? Ok, if you insist.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wedding Stuff

Just got the hard copy sample of my invite. It is surreal and scary now. Let me know what you think. Obviously, I have done a bit of editing... gotta keep myself incognito, ya know? I'm curious to hear opinions.

The outside:

The inside:

Its in 136 days. OMG. vom.

Monday, April 19, 2010

I Think the Magic 8 Ball Has Found Its New Home

The whole me not working for a while thing? Yeah, it ran its course after 2 weeks. I am just so freaking bored at home that I feel my intelligence slowly slipping away little by little. There are only so many Facebook games and so much Maury you can watch before you start re-evaluating.

All the wedding stuff is done, just in debate mode with Dirty about a few little surprises for the reception, so I have been contacting some of the agencies that I was interviewing with prior to me leaving my old job. Wouldn't you know that the developed a position for me, at more than twice what I was making with Sk, with a sweet signing bonus and some other awesome perks; like free movie tickets on Fridays, gym membership, transportation and food. I took it. I start next week.

It is so good for my confidence that something like this came along. Working with Sk, my skills and abilities were always put down, so I always thought I wasn't good enough for something like this. The whole vibe here is totally different. The Director is down to earth and so knowledgeable about things. Right off, she wanted to hear ideas that I had to change and mold the program into something great. So we were just talking and I said something, and Friday I found out that they have implemented it... under MY name. She didn't pull a Sk and take credit for the idea, which is something that I will need to get used to.

So the 8 Ball will be coming with me on Monday. Wish me luck.

Monday, April 05, 2010

Did You See That?

It was a pig flying.

So I had my last day at work and more than anything it felt surreal. Like it hasn't hit me that I can sleep late and bum around doing nothing for the near future. It's an awesome feeling... and kind of scary at the same time.

The funniest part of the whole thing is that Sidekick called me into her office and APOLOGIZED to me. She basically told me that she was sorry for being an overbearing micromanager and that she should have promoted me when she got the chance, but she was intimidated by me and my rapport with clients and the rest of the staff. She apologized for undermining me and for taking my ideas and passing them as her own. She also said that if our positions were reversed she wouldn't have been so gracious as I was towards her. She seemed sincere, but I also took it with a grain of salt.

So now I am free...and it feels good.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Big Things in 2010

So this posting once every whenever I feel like it has gotten me annoyed. When I started writing this blog, I wanted to chronicle my life and happenings. As of late, that is not happening. I am going to make a real conscious effort to post more often... Dare I say it, at least once a week.

Now that it is in writing I have to do it.


Remember last year when I was so excited to hand in a resignation letter and leave this hell-hole I call my job. Well, I did it again. I resigned. This time leaving for good. I can't take the politics, cliques and overall suckiness of coming into this office every day. I don't have another job as of yet, but have a few prospects, but I am totally not stressed about work for the first time in a LONG time. Dirty has been very supportive, as a good sugar daddy should be. lol.

My conversation with Sidekick was comical to say the least. She is so lost. I handed in my letter and she looked at it and asked me where I was going. I told her the truth, that I don't have another job, and she looked at me dead in my face and said, "Since you come from a rich family and are marrying a rich guy you don't have to work anyway". I was laughing on the inside, but said "You damn skippy."

Then she had the nerve to ask me to extend my resignation because she will be out on vacation. Guess what I said? Yeah, you guys know me well enough to know what I said:

Ooh, I would totally love to because I am a loyal employee and all that, but my fiance surprised me with a trip to Atlantic City to celebrate me resigning. Sorry.

F her and the horse she rode in on.

Monday, February 08, 2010


Lots going on in Sloane world, so I figure I will give a quick update:

That number in the title? The number of people on the guest list. About 25 of those people are friends of Dirty or myself. Everyone else is family or some obligation invite that our parents added. Help me.

Some other useless trivia? The florist that we are using did the Jonas brother wedding. Another bit of useless trivia? Our sample centerpieces were also taped for an episode of Platinum Weddings. Famous by association to a bunch of flowers. Keep your eyes peeled for them:

Unfortunately, I am only a couple of platinum short of a Platinum Wedding myself. :P

In other exciting news, I have a few interviews scheduled for the next few weeks. Really excited about both of them, so send good vibes my way. I know it is bad to be making any kind of move in this economy, but I'm done here. I'll get more into it at a later date, but suffice to say SK has a lot to do with it.

Oh and I got a story about how my SIL told me that she will be at my wedding, but that too will have to wait.


Monday, January 11, 2010

Oh Em Gee!!

Let me just tell you that this year has started with a BANG, or more to the point a POW!

Picture it, me in my black North Face jacket braving the inner bowels of hell, aka the NYC Subway on her way to work this morning. I am standing on the platform as per usual, listening to my I-Pod, minding my own B.I. business reading waiting for the train that is approaching. Snuggled in my gloved grasp is my new Kindle (thanks Santa), awaiting my entrance on the train, when I hear a commotion behind me. Lo and behold, two unsavory characters, one dude and one lady were running on the platform screaming at each other.

Sa-Weet. Loves me some dramz in the morning. Anywho, I lower the volume on the I-Pod so I can eavesdrop without getting caught, and start to get on the train. I am standing by the door when the characters run up into the train and the dude grabs the lady by the hood, flips her around and punches her straight in the face. I jump out of the way, cradling my precious Kindle, worried that when her nose started bleeding that some blood would get on it.

Because we are gangsta in NYC, the conductor tried to close the doors on the fighting couple a few times, but they weren't moving. Back and forth they were beating the hell out of each other, screaming nonsense back and forth. Finally the cops came and split them up. The lady then started screaming that the short girl with the red glasses in the black North Face saw the whole thing and that she can tell the cops what happened. I was looking around, hoping that they weren't talking about me, and although black NF's are a dime a freaking dozen in NYC, wouldn't you know that I was the only one in the train car that had one on. Awesome. So the cop asked me to get off the train and give a statement about what happened.

So I did. Apparently, the scuffle was drug related, in that the lady promised the dude drugs and took his money and literally ran. Serves her right.

Moral of the story? Crackies follow me everywhere.

P.S.: I had to take the rest of the day off, because like Sammi from Jersey Shore, "I was like totally traumatized."

Oh and PPS: My Kindle is totally fine. I had to download the entire Harry Potter collection in order for her to forgive me.