Monday, May 13, 2013

Online Dating Diaries: Zoosk

In an effort to keep myself from texting the wrong guys when I get bored, I signed myself up for an online app called Zoosk. Great idea, right? It was recommended as one of the top 10 free dating apps.

First off, I'd like to say that it's not really free. Yes, you can sign up for free and rate photos based on a "yes, no, maybe" scale, but that is about it. After that, you have to pay for a monthly subscription fee (not cheap) to see most profiles and message/chat with anyone. Then, if you and another person both rate each other a "yes", you then have to buy coins to chat with those people.

Second, most of the guys are not cute. Maybe it's just that most of the guys out there aren't attractive, but it seems line this app has accumulated a higher percentage than usual. I may be shallow, but if I'm going to put effort into my health and appearance, I'd prefer a guy who did the same.

Thirdly, the profiles do not give a lot of information and the messaging/chat feature is weird, leading quite a few guys to want to exchange phone numbers and text really early on.

Conclusion: pretty much a bust.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Outfit a la Mode: a Shopaholic's Dream

Springtime always makes me want to shop. Break ups always make me want to shop. Needless to say, a break up in the spring has inspired quite a few new closet additions! 

Spring sales and opportunities to catch up with girlfriends have only served as further inspiration to expand my wardrobe. They say shopping is cheaper than therapy, but I'm starting to doubt the truth of that. Haha!

The Outfit:

Silky Navy Henley: Forever 21
Jeans: H&M
Necklace and Earrings: Charming Charlie
Wedges: Kelly & Katie

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Spring Cleaning

My apartment is a mess! You'd think that after traveling for a month, everything would be untouched and in order, but no. For that to be true, I would have had to leave it in some sort of order, which I did not. My work schedule is always a whirlwind right before I travel, so I end up packing in a rush and everything gets pulled out.

This Saturday is devoted to getting things back in order, and I mean more than my apartment. Granted, it's the most obvious mess, but I'm also going back to the gym for the first time in almost two months to try to get my body ready for summer. I've been working on refreshing my wardrobe for spring, although I've been doing a lot more shopping than closet-purging, so there's a lot of build up right now. I haven't had time to cuddle with my darling bunny rabbit in so long either and I've missed her. She needs to get out for some exercise, but the apartment is too messy. Here I am, back full circle to the fact that my apartment is a mess.

I've had so little time to myself lately, between work and my ex-boyfriend, that I feel like there is a lot that had slipped through the cracks. I'm looking forward to having the time to maintain order around here, even if it does mean going through the weirdness of a breakup. I know I will be better off in the long run and that my stress levels will be way down in the future if I can balance my "me-time" with everything else in life a little better. If there's one thing that I learned from that relationship, it's that I need to stick up for my "me-time" and if a guy doesn't get that, he's not for me.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Life Lately, According to my Instagram

I went on a business trip to Philadelphia...

and enjoyed some delicious authentic ramen in Chinatown.

When I got home, I said good-bye to my boyfriend. It just wasn't going to work with him, so my roomie brought me cupcakes to make me feel better!

 A little retail therapy was also indulged in... 

and I further indulged in a little vino with a penguin on it. 
How do you see wine with a penguin on it and not buy it?

All in all, I'm doing ok, despite some crazy things that have been going on. I think I'll actually be home the whole month of May - no business trips - which will give me a good chance to catch up on things before the next round of changes rolls around.