December 31, 2012

Bye 2012

You have been good to me. You could have been better but you showed me that life is worth living, worth experiencing new, bad as well as sad things, and that is it worth exploring, meeting new people, smiling, laughing, dancing, and most of all spending time with friends and family.

I am looking forward to exploring and discovering more, to meeting new people, new opportunities, and finding my own path in life that allows me to stay true to myself. I am looking forward to shaping and engaging myself more and not to making myself change for others.
2013 I know you are going to be fabulous, enriching our lives every single second, filling us with wonders, and disappointments but also with hope. You are going to rock our world, our hearts and our souls.

Here's to you 2013...may you be a worthy follower of 2012.
I know you are!

Have a fabulous last day of this year!!


December 29, 2012

Firmoo - Glasses

I was contacted by, a site that sells prescription glasses, sunglasses or just frames, and was offered a pair in exchange for a review. I decided to give it a try because I had read about them before and thought I couldn't lose a thing. As a contact lense wearer I am also in love with glasses and fun frames and I am willing to give my eyes a little break from time to time so new frames were really needed. has a fun collection, and once I decided on a pair I sent them my info and within a week I received a package with my own frames in them. This was pretty quick. Did I mention the first pair of glasses are free? No? Well, now you know!! I was definitely impressed. Unfortunately, it took a little while to try my new glasses on and write about them. Life took over, but now, I can't stop wearing them. I'm having fun!!!

I love the simplicity here...and the little extra these glasses have. Who doesn't like some color. I love those squares! They need to be adjusted but they still look fun on me.
Excuse my poor photo and pose quality...let's just blame the now gone jet lag for it.

What do you think?

I just needed a new pair. The one I chose is just a little too big for my tiny face but it adds character, and best thing, I don't get a headache (yet). So that's a bonus. I always have difficulties finding a great pair of glasses because of my tiny face, and I wish I had waited longer to order my free pair. They have amazing new ones available now at affordable prices. Go check them out.
Who said you needed to pay more than $100 for a new pair of glasses? Really. It's not worth it. But if you need to, they also have designer glasses.

So, if you are looking for new glasses, or even prescription sunglasses and want something new, I'd suggest looking into Why? Free, fun, and great quality frames!! No need to say more.

December 27, 2012

Friday's Fancies - New Year's Eve Outfit

Happy Friday everyone.

The end of this year is near. I am still in shock. Wasn't it just July 4th? Or heck, my birthday or even just Easter? WOW.  The older we get the faster time flies is what my grandma used to say. Grandma, if you are reading this somewhere up there with a fancy iPad or something or I'm sure you are given superpowers, then wow, you were so right. Seriously.

And if you wonder what Christmas looked and looks like in my little hometown, check Lacey's Christmas around the World post out. I was having fun walking through my city with a major jet lag the other day and taking photos. I did well I think. ;)

For today I decided to join Long Distance Loving again with her weekly Friday's Fancies linkup. This week it's all about what we would wear on NYE. Hmmmm, if we only celebrated here. We do, we do. But not fancy. I know I'll be wearing jeans, a shirt and warm boots. Boring. ;) So, I had fun creating a simple but elegant ensemble that made me smile and hope for a fun and classy NYE of 2013...yes, I can think ahead. ;)'s all pretty affordable.
What do you think?

Happy New Year!

Have a great Friday, a fantastic weekend, and well, an awesome NYE on Monday if I don't get to talk to you before that.


December 26, 2012

That was December...

 ...remember, I wanted to update you all. I think it's time. What do you think? I know, long overdue but I thought with the year ending (and obviously not the world ending) I should look back and update a little so at least I can start 2013 beautifully. 

Let's just say my finals went well even though I had hardly any time to study. I was busy running left and right, meeting my bestie, helping with the doggies, sending Christmas cards and presents, packing, shopping, living life obviously, and attending a Christmas/Birthday party in Hollywood. I really wished having at least two bodies if not three...but I managed it all and survived. Can I get a "yay!!" YAY. 

And here are the photos.

I had had problems with my stomach for a while and went to see my doctor. 
I was told I might have an allergy but I should look into everything longer and cut certain products out of my regular/daily diet. So...I stopped eating anything that had gluten in it. Had to go indulge in some yummy pizza before I did so. And Pieology (they have gluten free dough too) spelled my name incredibly interesting. Should I start spelling it with a C now?

Turns out I might not be gluten-intolerant so I'm okay...but I'm still cutting stuff out. It's an on-off project and my pain comes back from time to time...grrrrr.

Anyways, my bestie Sierra came to California (finally) and even though we literally failed to take photos with us I found a few I took while we were shopping at The Grove. We had a blast. Girls' time is always fun and always needed!

Right before my finals started my friend's holiday party as well as birthday party was held in Hollywood. One fully weekend full of fun and all I could think of was how I could and should remember parenting styles, stages of moral development, and how The Greeks treated women and glorified war more than their own flesh and blood. So, I took all my notebooks, my flashcards, my PJs, my black dress, my high heels and somehow didn't study. Whoops. But we had fun! :)

The W Hollywood was pretty amazing...and those rooms? Comfy. ;)
And yes that's not me in this's my friend M. posing for me because she does it so much better than I do. ;) Oh, and while we were taking a quick stroll around the hotel we found this lovely palm tree. Unfortunately we forgot to go back and add some more gum...but hey, we will do this next year for sure!!!

And as much as I'd love to share a photo of me from that party I would rather not. Let's just say we had fun, the shots were yummy and the photo booth was the best idea ever. The DJ sucked, but then we went to Drai's and everything that might have gone wrong before (not that anything went wrong besides the DJ) vanished in seconds. Good thing we all had a hotel room...driving back down to Orange County would not have been the best idea. 

But here's two photos of my Christmas gifts this year.
For months I'd been looking at these Kate Spade Sunglasses. I was blessed enough to have awesome roommates who knew what I wanted. I am in love.

And my bestie spoiled me with a bunch of cute treats too. Among many my absolute favorite gifts of course were my awesome shirts from Splendid and Ella Moss - both are my very favorite!!! She knows me too well. Thanks again. Can't wait to wear them...could not bring them to Europe since it's so cold here.

And now I'm in Europe.
My flight went well. My finals went well too (if you were wondering).
Christmas came and is now gone.
I stayed home with mom. Didn't do a thing, didn't get any gifts so I dreamed of the ones I received before I left sunny California. My jet lag is almost gone but this time it's definitely a pain in the you know what. Never had such a hard time. So annoying. I'm determined to kick some ass tomorrow though and just ignore Mr. JetLag because that's no way to treat a girl like me. :) 

But I have to admit I miss this little boy too and his fluffiness. ;)

For more photo updates follow me on Instagram (@suncravingirl)

Happy December 26!
It's a holiday here too, so nothing was open and I slept all day...and watched some holiday movies. Best time ever!


December 23, 2012

Merry Christmas from Europe

Merry Christmas to all of you out there.

Yes, it is the 24th. That's when people here celebrate and get together and yes, even open all the presents. Exactly, we don't wait until the 25th. Legend also has it that it's not Santa Claus who brings all the gifts. Shocked? Ahhhh, don't be. Different country, different culture, different view. My own opinion technically says that the 24th and the 25th are both days we can and should celebrate something and regardless of the presents (which we all know we always longed for as kids) should be cherished and valued each year in a new way. Some people take it for granted. Some don't even care. Whatever you do or don't do on these two days, remember to live life to the fullest, say thank you and please, and allow some time to reflect on the past eleven to twelve months. Remember the good as well as the bad times, and look forward to a brand new year welcoming you with open arms and lots of opportunities.

How I'm celebrating?
I thought I would see my family again and spend Christmas as usual with cousins and all but turns out...we are not so much on good terms these days. So I'm in Europe without any holiday plans, and yes I am my mom's Christmas gift and it's only going to be the two of us today. Tomorrow...well, the 25th will be celebrated with a couple (mutual friend of mom's and I) and we are going to one of my favorite expensive restaurants. Let's just say I see this as a gift. I will get spoiled by just eating there. Good, huh?

And yes, I will update.
But this holiday is not the time or place to do so...right after it...I promise.

So, whatever you do...stay merry, enjoy it, sit back and read or watch TV if you can't stand it, don't even get dressed if you don't have to, but hey, think back of what you have accomplished; even if this means you finally finished one book or a recipe you always wanted to try. Remember, even the little things are great accomplishments. 

I have missed you all.


P.s. if feels good to be online again...and yes, if you need to wonder...I do miss California at the moment.

December 20, 2012


Hey everyone!

I have been M.I.A in a very literal way.
My reader is burning because there are just too many unread posts waiting for me.
Bear with me. ;)

Also, while I'm at it...I'll be traveling again soon. 
I'll keep ya posted on my whereabouts, promise. I have now much more time to write and use the internet for something other than just research and all. Besides, I also need to update you on my December fun but that I will definitely do when I really have more time after my travel excitement. I cannot believe that this year is almost much has happened...good stuff as well as bad and sad stuff. Life continues and we have to see and find positivity in everything we do...or at least try to find it.

Wishing you a wonderful early weekend.
I'll be seeing snow very soon. Too soon. I'm not ready yet.

Talk to you later, oh, no, write to you later.


December 18, 2012


At least for this year.
The holidays can begin...
I can finally start packing...
I can finally concentrate on fun stuff...
And relax....

Who doesn't like that?

Happy Tuesday everyone!
Hope you're day is filled with something fantastic!!!!


December 12, 2012

Working Girl

I am working on finals.
I am a busy girl.
So excuse me while I kind of neglect the blogworld and focus on some other things.
Also, it's funny how this blog title perfectly fits with my current status...if I could (actually I can) I would be writing the following on Facebook (but I won't, don't worry!):

I am not only writing a final essay on the film Working Girl, I am a working girl.

Kind of ironic.

And oh yeah, it's supposed to be 52 degrees and raining tomorrow. Ehhh, no???! Please???
I want to have fun from tomorrow afternoon on...and rain will not really be that much fun.
Hmmmm....can someone please push those rain clouds away? Thank you.

Hope you are having a great week.
Bear with me. I'll be back early next week to tell you all about my hopefully fun and crazy weekend and final week. Great combo, I know.

Miss you all.


December 9, 2012

Getting Into The Spirit


Looking at images, listening and singing along to holiday songs and drinking some vanilla spiced eggnog is what gets me into the spirit?

What gets you into the holiday spirit?

On another not so fun note... more week and then finals will bug me.
However, I am ready and determined everything will be fine.
Besides, my bestie is coming to that's fun.
I'm still without a car which irks me a lot, so I cannot do as much as I would like to.
Thanks to her renting a car we both will be able to get places for a few days.
Hoping Santa reads my blog and acknowledges my urgent desire to get a car...
...because I'd love to see my friends that aren't necessarily living around the corner.

Do you copy???

December 5, 2012


Can't help it.
It's my favorite song of fall 2012!

Imagine driving on a cloudy, grey, and wet day...surrounded by trees with a glimpse of the ocean and birds flying above your head or something like that. Ya know, the typical romantic but fall-like scene that makes you cuddle up with a cozy blanket on the couch with a hot drink in your hand...and then this song. We have all experienced this...and certain songs just remind us of something or someone or let our imagination flow like a wild river going crazy after a storm.

This song does that to me. It inspires me. It works for me.

What song works for you?!

December 4, 2012

Quote of the Day

Really, this is what I wanna do today.
No school, no waiting, no listening, no taking notes, nothing...

December 3, 2012

Week{end} Update...

Well, I have been slacking off a little I thought I'd update you not only on one weekend but possibly also two. And probably show you that I'm still around, still care, still read but hardly find time to comment. prepared for some picture overload.

So here it goes...

Thanksgiving weekend first:

This is not me in this photo...I had to tug someone in and pretend the pillows were a blanket. That is what I was told. Her new and probably favorite word is "pretend" we pretended to be asleep and use pillows as a blanket and all was the cutest!

Ignore the wrinkles...but I wanted to share my Thanksgiving dress with ya! :) I love it a lot.
And Thanksgiving, or any other holiday needs to have something "weird" going on...look at the following photo...

And yes, that'll be me...with my new girlfriend... ;) No idea who stood behind me...but the dog loved me and this photo was captured right after she tried to kiss/lick me a billionth time.

I love Candy Canes...I just do...and photos that I took at 1 or 2 in the morning...while shopping!
And yes, I went to Black Friday Shopping...but as stated earlier...I wasn't going to get crazy and go all over...we did not stay in line, or fight for whatever. It was a chill morning. Loved it. We didn't even wanna buy anything just see how crazy it all was...and we were lucky, it was not crazy at all. Yay. 

And now this weekend....or this past week so to speak...all via my Instagram.

First Advent...I just love the Christmas season!

Hope you had a fantastic weekend.
It was so gloomy here in southern California it was just perfect!
Three more weeks...I can do this!


P.s. Yes, linking up with the lovely ladies of the Weekend Update LinkUp.

November 30, 2012

Weekly Loving {4}

The things that made me smile and happy this week

Having one final done
Colder temperatures
Scaring one of my friends
Meeting new people
Having our Christmas tree up
Walmart (don't judge - it's cheap and I'm a student!)
Revolution's fall/winter finale
Criminal Minds
Doggy kisses that I need so much these days
Knowing I will be in Europe in less than a month (wow)
Not having been attacked by a Coyote the other day
Christmas music everywhere including on my cellphone

Hope you had a fun week.
I somehow did. It was a long one though. After any longer weekend, just like last week's Thanksgiving weekend, it is always so much harder to go back to a routine. Any routine. However I did it. I finished one final so I only have three more to go. Yikes. I am slacking off a little with the Christmas cards and gifts these days...I know I should do better. However, I'll be sending out two packages this year. Less than usual but it'll be done. I'm so behind though. Normally I'd be done with all the wrapping and shopping. Oh well. Life got in the way. 

The picture above is from my lovely hometown, Luzern back in lovely Switzerland. I know I just used the world lovely too many times. It's one of those days again today that force me to overuse a certain word for at least three days and then it's over and I overuse another one.  But I digress...I cannot wait to be back there for least to see this very picture in reality!! :) 

Speaking of which...yesterday I learned some devastating news regarding one of my best friends back home. Please keep her and her family in your prayers and thoughts. I wish I could be there right now to support her and give her a hug if not many more. It's things like this one that I won't name that make me question my decision to move away and live in California again. However, as I learn on a daily basis there is always a reason behind everything. There's a purpose for everything...and me being over here in sunny and lovely (yes, I know) California while my friend needs me more than ever at the moment is just one of those reasons and purposes that will shape us forever.

Happy Friday!!!

Live in to the fullest people!!!


November 28, 2012

Coffee Time

Most of you know, and if not now you will now for sure, that I love coffee. I believe my unidentified sister is Lorelai Gilmore of the Gilmore Girls who once said that coffee runs through her veins and not blood. Yeah, that would be me. And yes, I know it's a fictional character but come on...give me a break, here?! Thank you.
Can you believe that I haven't had any in two days?!
I could not believe it but it is true. Last time I drank some of my favorite liquid drink was Sunday. Oh boy.
And yes, it doesn't do a thing to me. I just love how it tastes (not always to be honest here), and I love that I can sit back on the sofa and sip my coffee and watch holiday movies. YES. That's so me.

I have exactly three weeks left. Two weeks left of draining school...and one week then with finals, all of course within two days. Great, really. I'll be probably crying, whining, and what not...but hey, it needs to be done and then it is over. Done. My winter break can start on the 18th, technically on the 19th at exactly 10.45am. YAY???? Of course YAY!!!

And then I'm flying to Europe. Cannot wait.
Actually I could wait but I wanna see some snow, experience the cold and all that. 
So yes, if you don't know it already I'll be spending the holidays in cold and tiny Switzerland.
It sure will be fun. I hope.
And I believe I will be having another blate again. Cannot wait for that to happen either.
Life is good so far, not great, but good!! :) 

Hope you are all doing well.
Will update soon with pictures but I've been so busy and so lazy that I really did not feel like spending hours in front of a computer unless I really really had to (school wise).

And to close this beautiful blog post of today....
...a few more pictures of my favorite drink.
I know I suck. ;) 

November 26, 2012

No Need For Any Explanation

I'm beyond exhausted. I took me also three attempts to write the word "beyond". It always came out to beyong, yond, byond. Don't ask. I'm exhausted. And yes, I'm writing this with my pinky...

Hope you all had a  fun Thanksgiving (hopefully no drama but tons of good food???!!).
My cough is almost gone, and I'm ready to conquer this week.
I have a huge test Tuesday morning, and a long paper due Wednesday (and yes I'm saving it on multiple places so I won't freak out the night before it's due - remember?!). Also, I registered for next year's/semester's classes and I can already tell you one thing...I'll be even more exhausted. I think. Maybe not. Fingers crossed.

Wednesday I am determined to decorate our Christmas tree, and arrange some Christmas flair in the house. :) And I'm also determined to share with you some fun photos of moi, and some other things because I believe this lil blog of mine needs a little fun too.

Can you believe November is now almost over?!
Heck, where did the time go?! HELP.

So, I gotta go, finish my paper, study some more and then sleep. I believe I'll be in bed by 9.30 tonight. Yes, I can predict that much.

Hope you are doing well.
I'll be back soon....promised.
Missed you all and hope you had a wonderful couple of fun days of fun last week.


November 23, 2012

Back Friday And Gay Men Will Marry Your Girlfriends

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and are still full from yesterday...I sure am! :)

Happy Weekend, or shall I say....Black Friday Mania???

Trust me, I'm ditching much as I love shopping I don't have money right now and even if I did, I want to stroll around without the hassle and knowledge of someone trying to "steal" my items, yell at me, push me, and just make me feel miserable. I wanna go shopping and try things out without endless lines in front of the dressing rooms (because, yes, I try my clothes on before I spend money on them!!). I wanna enjoy shopping. Black Friday is the day that ruins my kind of fun. If you're out there...or have been...have a fun time. :)

Here's something to make you smile (or not). I lol'ed so much I had to share it.
{All via Lacey}

November 20, 2012

Movie Time

How's it going???
I'm feeling slightly better. Slightly. My cough just doesn't let me rest but it's okay. ;)
Though when you are sick you tend to neglect important things like homework, reading, studying, cleaning, washing, eeeehhhhmmm, just kidding. I did all of that. Not sure how but I did clean, wash, study, read, and my worries. :) But seriously, I watched too much TV and then a movie this weekend and then you automatically get into the movie mood. And when I get into the movie mood I cannot stop because holy cow awesome movies are coming out soon...and by soon I mean next month up until next year. YAY. Or maybe nay because movies aren't cheap even matinee prices.

Either way, here are a few of my favorite upcoming movies...I cannot wait!!!

I think that's enough for one day!!!

Have a great day, and a very happy Thanksgiving!!
And for those in Europe...have a wonderful rest of the week.
Cannot believe that in a month I'll be flying to Europe again. Time sure flies.


November 19, 2012

Weekend Update

Hello lovelies!!

I have been sick.
Not the best way to start a weekend update but hey, it's my second weekend having been sick and it just plainly sucked. But, on the bright side, I am getting better. I have to. Thanksgiving is around the corner and being sick cannot be happening on Thursday. No no no!! And besides, my google reader is screaming at me...I have been neglecting it for at least two weeks. :( I feel bad.

So, my main update for this weekend is...

...yes, I'd be lying if I said I wasn't counting down the days until November 16. Ha! Let's just say that much...I loved it. I have to be honest here, when the books came out and then the movies I wasn't at all into any of those. Could not stand them, at all. Let alone that pasty face of a vampire in the film I am not gonna name here because some of you might be lusting over him. All on good terms. I just couldn't stand them. But I was once bored and started watching the first movie, then the second, third, and well now these two parts and oh boy. I'm glad I did!!!! :)

Have you seen it? Let me know what you thought!

Happy Monday!!


P.s. Yes, I'm linking up with Leeann, Sami and Dana for the Weekend Update

November 16, 2012

Weekly Loving {3}

 My lovely blog has been neglected.
But, I have to admit it felt good not to be online and
not to touch the computer. Yes, not even for school.
Cannot believe Thanksgiving is next week.
Where has the time gone?!

 So here are...

The things that made me smile and happy this week

Monday was a holiday so I did not have to go in and listen to a lecture
Cooler temperatures
Gingerbread Latte
My phone working again
An email from a cousin who's now in NY
Watching the History Channel without interruptions
Modern Family
Fresh laundry

and what pissed me off

Being sick
Loud neighbors
Finding out my cousin is getting a divorce
Not being able to register early (WTF?!)
Buses being incredibly late

Yes, you read right.
Poop pissed me off.
Seriously who does not clean up after their dog?
I mean, yes, I have to admit it I hate doing it, but let's be honest here, I clean up after "my mess" too so I also clean up after the dog's mess too. It's that simple. I don't get why certain people can't do this.
I walked across the lawn and had to jump multiple times.
No bueno!!!

Hope your week was fabulous.
I'm still coughing.


November 14, 2012

Cough, Sneeze, and sexy voice


I have been a little sick lately.
I may not have a fever but my sneezing and coughing get on my nerves.
My weekend was spent drinking lots of fluids, still going out and breathing in some fresh air, coughing and rubbing my nose. Oh, and fighting a headache that was caused by the clogged nose and all. I tried to have fun, but the most fun I got out of this and still am getting out of this is drinking a full glass of Alka Seltzer and enjoying the moment I can actually smell something again. 

That's my main reason for being absent lately.
And school.
I seriously need a break.
Having had only one day off wasn't enough.
Thanksgiving won't be enough either but it will be better than nothing.

I know, I have been MIA and I'm dreading to open up my reader to see how many lovely blogs I need to read. One step at a time...two projects need to be worked at for a whole week and then hopefully I find some time to relax and read and have fun with your shenanigans. ;)

Have a good one.



November 8, 2012

Beauty Tag Game!

I have been busy. And that's good. But at the same time I neglected this lovely blog of mine. Forgive me. On the other hand, don't. This happens and it's okay! :) So, while I am busy trying to work hard so my longer weekend will be happily spent texting people or sending funny photos around...I thought I'd finally post something I wanted to post a while ago. I know I suck. :) Haha!

A while ago I was tagged by the lovely and awesome girl behind Heart Soul Inspiration with the Laine Blogger Award!! If you haven't checked her blog out, you're missing out as well. it is... ;)

 The Rules:
Tag the blogger who awarded you.
Answer the 5 questions below.
Award the Laine Blogger Award to 5 of your favorite bloggers.

1. What is your current beauty obsession?

I have a few...let me think...

Body Lotion by St. Ives! It literally makes me smile every morning!

This lip balm was my Birthday gift that I received from my bestie Sierra. I love it. It smells so good and makes my lips moisturized for a very long time. Yum!!!

I have many more beauty obsessions at the moment but I keep it real here and won't overload you with photos and texts and whatnot. Besides, I decided...cheaper is better!! :)

2. What is one beauty item you wished you owned?

Honestly? I don't have a beauty item I wished I owned. Simple as that. I know, probably not what it supposed to go under this question but that's what it is. :) I'm happy with what I have.

3. What is your favorite post to read/write about?

To Read - I like to read about people's daily whereabouts (not in details though) and what they like/dislike/discovered/recommend. A fun combination or a little bit of everything...I like fashion, makeup, and whatnot, but reading similar info/ideas/posts over and over again makes me sleepy...literally.

To Write - Whatever comes to my mind...whatever happens to or inspires or drives me.

4. What inspired you to become a blogger?
I wanted to keep a little private diary of my whereabouts and what not, and I think I still do. My blog is my outlet, my hobby, my space to be me...and my place to still keep you a little in the loop. The whole wide world (or web in this case) shouldn't know every single detail about me, should it? 

5. What nail polish are you wearing right now? I just applied some naturally looking glitter on my nails. No color, just clear and glitter. I took my last festive nail polish off. I wore black and orange before. Though I prefer my fingernails to be "naked" as I call them. My toenails on the other hand right now have this burgundy color on them and I love it!!! What brand? Essie!! :)

And that's it for this little beauty tag game. ;)
It's Thursday and I'm exhausted. Let's hope nothing like last week is gonna happen today. :) Phone, yes, I'm talking to you!!! 

I'm nominating the following lovely ladies...even though I don't like "favoring" bloggers...we all rock!!

1) Sam at The Married Couple
2) Marjan at Local Living in Orange County
3) Leeann at Join The Gossip
4) Al at Traffic Jelly
5) Christianna at The Girl with the Blue Bow

November 5, 2012

The time I almost cried over my lost data...

...remember a couple of weeks ago when I told you I had lost my whole essay? That problem I solved by writing the whole damn paper again. Not that it was 300-pages long but no matter how long a paper is it is a hassle to write it all out again and to remember what was cited where and how and why. 
I did it. 

Well, on Thursday in the middle of some reading and studying I decided to update my phone and link it to my computer and was told that something went wrong. 
My phone and my computer did not recognize each other. 
Both were plugged in, both were functioning but they seemed to hate each other. 
Then I got an error message.
 I swallowed hard. 
Deja-vu is an understatement.
I was about to throw a fit.
I was done.

I looked at the dogs. They thought I was crazy.
I looked at the screens.
I freaked out.

Out of nowhere I got dressed...
(not that I was naked, but I wore my PJs in the afternoon - don't judge!)
...and headed to the nearest and dearest Apple Store. 
I had no appointment.
Who cares.
I had a problem.
My phone was dead, and my laptop didn't recognize the device.
I wanted help. Pronto!!

And help arrived.
We had to restore everything.
LITERALLY everything.
My phone was empty.
iCloud didn't work.
Yes, it was installed.
It just decided to hate me that day.

I handled my loss quite well.
I mean, ten months were literally erased from my phone.
Can you imagine that?
Can you?
Because I could not at that moment.
But I handled it gracefully.

I walked home trying to look at my empty, brand-new looking iPhone.
No contacts.
No texts.
No emails.
No notes.
No music.
No real apps.
And most of all...

I died on the way home.
And yes, I was walking.
Again, I handled it with grace. 
I think.
I didn't cry.
I didn't yell.
I didn't scream.
I just walked.

The second I got home I updated the WIFI connection.
I set up my email accounts.
I set up my alarms.
I downloaded apps I used to have on.
I literally punched in all phone numbers I could remember.
I stared at my blank photo stream.
I stared at my laptop.
I stared at the dogs still thinking I was a lunatic.

I had a brand new phone.
Empty as hell.
My whole past ten months erased.

I needed a drink.

Never thought I would feel so weird about it.
I mean I thought I was okay...
...but turns out I was not.
We have become so dependent on these little gadgets it's incredibly scary.
Honestly I didn't really care about losing stuff because I'm not that materialist.
But it still felt like I was punched hard in the face, or the body or the brain.
I felt helpless.
I was mad.
I was devastated.
So I drank wine.
Just a glass don't worry.
I never go overboard, I still want to enjoy it all.

And then I was like...
...screw it.
I'm alive.
No one died.
It's just a phone.
It's just photos that might have meant something...
...but it's a higher power telling me I should pay more attention to whatever else there is in life.
I was still mad.

So, Friday comes along...
...I'm still working on school work watching my favorite shows online.
I'm ready to link my phone and my laptop again.
I have to.
The guy at the store said so.
I'm dreading it.
I'm so scared.
But I'm doing it.
It says it's not recognizing anything and needs to be restored again.

So, well, what can I lose at this point?
So I restore it all.
After all...I have no photos on my phone.
And those phone numbers I punched it the night before...heck I can do that again.

It gets restored.


ALL of my photos are back.
Every single darn picture I took over the past ten months.
Not sure why.
All of my contacts are double now.
All of my apps are back.
All of my music is back.
Heck, I don't care why but I'm stoked.
I had to drink a glass of wine again.
Could not say no to that.
Don't judge!

I was beyond happy.
I cannot even tell you how.

Can you imagine losing all of your data?
All of your info?
Yes, most of us have experienced this.
One way or another.
I was just beyond excited to see funky looking, almost scary photos again.
To see all of my lovely contacts and email addresses again.
I wanted to dance like Ellen DeGeneres does on her show.
I wanted to celebrate.

And so, I hugged my laptop.
I also hugged my phone.
And the glass of wine of course.

Lesson learned?
Not sure.
I mean, I did everything right.
Not sure what went wrong...
...but even the backup to computer whatnot we are all promised may at some point fail on us.

So, moral of the story is...
...if you think you are automatically backing up your precious photos, contacts, apps and whatnot...
well, think again!!!
Because it may not be doing it.
Even if it says it is.
Trust me.

My weekend was just least it started "fabulous". :)

Happy Monday!!!
Yes, linking up with Leeann, Sami, and Dana.

*I am fully aware of that fact that there are people out there having nothing, and having lost a lot thanks to Sandy, and other natural disasters or just have more important things to talk/write about than lost data. I am fully aware of this.
 This post does not mean I don't care. This post does not want to rub it in either. 
I care.
Regardless of what people go throw and have to face now after disasters, after health issues, and whatnot...there has to be time for all of us to go throw "fun" moments.
I could write a sad story about how we need to come together and help out and whatnot... wouldn't be unique. It would basically be redundant because we all know we have to.
A fun, quite dramatic post was needed.
And after all, this is my blog. :)
Just saying.


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