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Princess of Power

12 Jan

Once again the weathermen meteorologists got it wrong.  The expected 6-12″ of snow turned out to only be about 4″ total.  This means that I didn’t have my work snow day that I was so anticipating, and even worse that I won’t get to watch the new DVD set I bought last night- SHE-RA!!! 

Do any of you remember this cartoon?  She-Ra was He-Man’s twin sister and came with her own band of merry men to fight the forces of the evil Horde.  I can’t wait to open this baby up!

I think Miss Liss is going to be dressing up as She-Ra for Halloween this year.  It will probably be amazing!


Weekend Roundup

10 Jan

I’m still trying to recover from this weekend’s festivities.


I took it easy Friday night.  Miss Liss and I stayed in and watched movies.  First up was Dinner for Schmucks.  The first hour of the movie was relatively funny, but I was getting so uncomfortable watching Steve Carrell’s character because he is so extremely socially awkward.  But when the dinner scene comes around, I absolutely lost it.  This may be one of the funniest displays of comedy I’ve seen in a long time.  Between the blind fencer and the animal medium I just about peed my pants.

Next we watched Despicable Me.  I’ve been dying to see this movie since the previews showing the little girl and the “It’s so FLUFFY!!!” unicorn.  This movie did not disappoint.  It was cute and funny, and Jason Segel is FABOO as the main character’s arch nemesis- Vector.  If I didn’t love him enough before, I’m officially head over heels in love with Jason Segel.  Jason if you’re reading this…call me!


Saturday night I went into Hoboken with My Midget for the birthday of one of her best friends.  I knew it was going to be a hysterical night when we first arrived because we somehow walked into an office birthday party that was serving free food and cocktails.  I think we even made it into a couple group shots!

After the office party broke up we headed to our reserved table where things just got ridiculous!  The boys we were with were extremely well trained and kept the drinks coming.  We finally left at 2:30 when the bouncer more or less shoved us out the door.  I didn’t actually get home until about 4:30am.


This was my recovery day.  I somehow got sucked into the TLC marathon of Sarah Palin’s Alaska.  It was kind of like a train wreck, and I couldn’t take my eyes off of it.  Although I’m now tempted to take a trip up to Alaska because it is beautiful.  If she was looking to increase tourism in her state, then job well done Sarah.

Now it’s back to work.  Hopefully this week will be easier than last week with the new boss man.  Keep your fingers crossed for me!

Friday Faves

10 Dec

Winter has snuck up on the tri-state area like a stalker, waiting patiently for just the right moment to pounce.  When I got in my car this morning the thermometer read 18 degrees!  It’s hard to believe that just over a week ago we were all schvitzing (that Yiddish for sweating for all my non-Yiddish speaking friends 🙂 ) our ta-tas off.  It’s officially winter and I’m dreaming of warm sand beaches and umbrella drinks.  Which leads me to the introduction of the newest feature here on Darth Vestis- FRIDAY FAVES. 

This week’s Friday Faves- my favorite warm weather vacations:

1. Hawaii– I started going to Hawaii when I was only a year old.  It was an annual vacation for my family until I was about 10, and then we went back when I was 15.  I haven’t been back since, but I dream of making a triumphant return every day.  We always stayed in Oahu at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu.  Most people prefer the other islands for their seclusion, but I think Honolulu offers the best of Hawaii- beautiful beaches like Hanauma Bay, great shopping at Ala Moana Mall, and great food.

2. St. Martin– And I’m talking about the French side.  The Dutch side is super touristy since this is where the cruise ships come in to port and all of middle-america takes over the duty-free shopping district.  No thank you!  The hotel we stayed at is called La Sammana.  It’s secluded location along the Caribbean Sea makes it an ideal beach vacation.  The pool and beach attendants frequently came around to offer cold fruit kebabs and Evian mist to keep you cool.  Who doesn’t love that!?!  This is also the place that introduced me to Molton Brown products, which I’m so very thankful for.  And the food at every restaurant was to die for.  My not-to-be-missed suggestions: Mario’s Bistro and Toucan Café.

3. Puerto Rico– This is another island my family and I frequented for many years.  Growing up, we stayed out in Dorado (30 min. from San Juan) at the Cerromar Beach Hotel which is now defunct.  Best river pool EVER!  Then we started going to The El Conquistador Resort in Fajardo on the east side of the island (1 hr. from San Juan).  This resort is gorgeous with a beautiful pool area and a private island, but a bit removed from everything else.  It’s now owned by the Waldorf Astoria group so I can’t image the standards have gone down one bit.  2 years ago Miss Liss and I stayed at the El San Juan for a long weekend, and last year I stayed next door at the Ritz Carlton.  Both hotels are located 10 minutes from the airport so they are ideal destinations for a quick trip to reboot the batteries.

4. Aruba– Aruba is quite a bit further south from the other Caribbean islands, but it’s well worth the trip.  The Lewis Black commercials don’t lie, the weather really is perfect every day and the people are even more beautiful.  Our flight down was on the now defunct Air Aruba.  To give you an idea of how great this trip was, it started with our pilot introducing himself…TOM CRUISE!  This was not a joke, and his name was even spelled the same way.  It’s an almost 6 hour flight to the island, but the in-flight crew made it fly by.  The head flight attendant apparently was the winner of some beauty pageant at the recent flight attendants convention, and since it was her last day the rest of the flight crew decided to throw a party for her.  I’m talking confetti, champs, and dancing in the aisles.  AMAZEBALLS!  We stayed at the Hyatt right on the beach.  Again, high marks all around.

5. Turks & Caicos– Please note that I have never been to T&C, however this is next on my list of island vacations.  I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about the island, and it’s usually a hot spot for celebrity sightings.  My roommate’s coworker stayed at Parrot Cay, and she came back with stories about body surfing with Michael J. Fox’s family and lunching with Mick Jagger.  HELLO!  Has anyone every been?  I’d love to hear your reviews.