Friday, August 26, 2011


Now on to this weeks, BYOC, courtesy of Draz...

BYOC – Bring Your Own Crazy – 5 little questions you can copy and paste to your own blog in an effort to get to know your fellow bloggers better and to give your blogging brain a break.


1. What is your blog theme and how did you pick your blog name?
Um... I'm not sure that it has a them per se, but I think it looks purdy!  I started my blog as a way to document this transitional period of my life, to give family and friends insight into where my head is at and to maybe get some answers to questions they don't want to ask outright, and lastly a place to vent a little.  I also hope to give a little insight to people who may be considering the lap-band surgery.  I try to be as honest and straightforward about the emotions, physical feelings, the ups and downs and ins and outs of it all.  My blog name "Newtles and Wingdings" is just a combo of a nickname from a friend (newtle) and wingdings is pretty much how I feel most days.  A little bit loopy if you will.

2. Repeat question: I’m going to name a person not knowing anything about this person in your life or even if they exist and you need to try to describe them in five words/phrases. Female neighbor two homes/doors down to the left.
Ugh... do you really want to know?  Prostitute, Crackhead, Unfortunate, Dirty, Nuisance 
Gosh I feel terrible, but sadly, that's the truth.  She's been caught doing illicit things to neighborhood men behind the stairs leading up to her building on a number of occasions.  

3. Which do you hate more? Spiders or snakes. Elliptical or treadmill. Hannah Montana or Lindsay Lohan.
I can take spiders and snakes, but rats... ugh.  This city is filled with them and they are the bane to my existence.  I love elliptical so it's got to be treadmill that I don't love.  Walking on the street is great though!  I could care less about Hannah or Lindsay.  Neither of them really affect my life and I have no children forcing me to watch them to any capacity.

4. When you need something fancy/a dress – what is your go to store and why?
hmmm fancy dress.  I've gotten some nice stuff from Ralph Lauren when it comes to fancy.  I do a lot of online shopping, so it's really kind of all over the place.  

5. Repeat question: How was your week in blog land and in real life?
In blog land I'm getting back on track a little more, but could use to get writing more.  It helps to keep me accountable.  In real life, I've been a little better at avoiding Cory Corallejo, the tequila bandit, Mark of Maker's has poked in my business a bit.  I have been eating a little better.  My father's birthday was yesterday.  He passed away in 2003 and it never seems to be easy when his birthday rolls around.  I get a little weepy.  Now it's on to hurricane prep!  

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

My Pitfalls...

I would like to introduce you to the two buddies that have been accompanying me on all my adventures in the past couple weeks...  First there is Mr. Corralejo.  Now Cory, as I like to call him, he's a simple guy.  Throw a few limes at this guy and he's a party in a bottle.  He'll have you dancing on stage at a hardcore rock show that you never remember agreeing to go to in the first place.  He'll even have you believing that you actually like the aforementioned hardcore rock band even though you have never in your past ever even liked hardcore music in the first place...  Thanks for the introduction Cory!

Then we have Maker's Mark.  Now Mark is a different kinda fellow.  He's more of a smooth lover.  He makes you all warm and cozy and relaxed inside.  And just when you're least expecting it, he pounces.  He has you feeling all sorts of cooky and wonky and ready to sleep...  right through your alarm clock the next morning.  He's the kinda guy that makes you want to skip work and stay in bed all the next day watching movies.
Now as much fun as I have with Mark and Cory, I need a little time apart from them.  I need to ask them to stop popping up when I'm hanging out or having dinner.  I love these guys, but they're def not helping my booty get any smaller.  So if you see them around, let em know to cut me some slack and to give me some much needed breathing room.  Thanks.

Friday, August 19, 2011


It's FRIDAY so that means it's BYOC - Bring Your Own Crazy! Brought to you by the one and only Drazil! We answer a couple of questions in an effort to get to know each other better and to give our blogging brains a break! Copy and paste and answer in your own blogs if you'd like!! ENJOY!! 

1. How much makeup do you wear daily, how long does it take you and are you loyal to certain brands?
I don't wear much make-up (and not daily, maybe 2-3 times a week and on special occasions/dates) but when I do I tend to use Chanel for my face and Lancome for my eyes. Oh! and I found this great lipstuff from covergirl.  Its kind of a gloss/stain combo.  It takes me about 5 minutes to put my make-up on start to finish.  I keep it very simple and natural.  Being that I have fair skin and features, I tend to look like a clown if I use very much.  So no false eyelashes or anything fun like that for me. Just your basics.  

2. Repeat question: I’m going to pick a person not knowing your relationship with them (or even if there is one) and you try to describe this person in 5 words/short sentences.
Your oldest paternal aunt
I don't have one...

3.  Tell me about your first real kiss and how old you were.
I was in the 5th grade at the monthly rollerskating night when a boy named Matt gave me my first kiss.  It was by the lockers at the end of the night.  He wore speed skates... that meant he was a bad boy.

4. If I gave you $1000.00 and told you that you had to give it to a charity – which charity would you choose and why?
Life Beat (AIDS organization) because my friend Ben is the Executive Director and I know that the money is used properly.

Repeat question: Summarize your week in blog land and in real life.
Blogland - I've been a slacker.
Real life - I've been a bigger slacker.  Please someone take the tequila away from me and get me to a gym...

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Side by Side??

 I am attempting to do a side by side comparison.  What should be on the left in the blue dress, just 6 days post-op.  I was still a bit swollen. And on the right is me just yesterday, 9 weeks post-op.  I don't know if I see much of

Friday, August 12, 2011

Ah... The Lovely Green Zone...

I will admit, I have been a bit lax on posting compared to usual.  I have been reading other blogs and what not, but being that I was feeling pretty badly, I have slacked up a bit.  I had my second fill of 1.5 on August 1st, bringing me to 4.5 mL.  At first I thought, well wow, this is different...

Monday, August 8, 2011

For the Record

My head is shrinking.  I have been being terrible about taking pics.  I will catch up on them this week.  I just thought I'd let you know though... My head is shrinking.

Am I in the Red Zone?? Help!

I know I've been pretty quiet this week.  I have been having a little trouble since my last fill and have been trying to wade through the water to see if it is just that I need to wait out the problem or if I need to return to the doctor.  

Monday, August 1, 2011

Fill #2

Today I saw my NP for a second fill.  He was saying, you seem to be losing just fine, but I had to admit to him that I had been at the same weight for a few weeks, and up till my teenager-esque drinking binge on Saturday night,

Get to Know Me!

Ok, I'm joining the get-to-know-you thread...  Here you are!!
1. What is your occupation right now ?
I'm working in Microbiology at the #1 hospital in NYC. On the side I have other ventures, mostly in music.  I dabble in booking and consulting for indie labels.

2.What color are your socks right now?
I love bare feets!

3. What are you listening to right now?
Frank Ocean has been on repeat in my car, as well as Aloe Blacc.

4. What was the last thing that you ate?