Four days until my Appellate Advocacy brief is due. I'm feeling super anxious, I have so many changes to make and so little time. I can't wait to go home and crank this thing out. I just hope Zimba will forgive his mother after this. He's going to suffer from neglect and boredom for the next four days until I can puppy fight with him again.

Anxious Advocate,

P. Manolos

Thought of the Day

Less than six hours until the Cavs game.... six.. whole.. hours....

I can't wait until the Cavs game tonight. It's my birthday gift to my Brown Eyes. He and I are going to sit so close to the Cavs we can smell the sweat on the court. It was pretty much all the money I had for shopping etc, but I would have spent it on shoes anyways. I love spending time with him. We get along so well and when we do have an argument, we always squash it. We never leave each other angry. Did I mention he is a wise, old soul? I love how I can talk to him about absolutely anything and he is able to understand.

Taking the Shot,

P. Manolos

Quote of the Day

Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can.

As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There

will still be business enough. - Abraham Lincoln.

Just finished my journal draft. I'm hoping I don't get in trouble for how crappy it is. Sigh, I'm so unmotivated these days.

On another note, my boyfriend is fantastic :)

P. Manolos

Thoughts on a Warm Sunday Afternoon

It's a beautiful day outside. Very rare for late October in Ohio. I'm going to take the pooch out for a walk. He and I both need the exercise. I've got everything I could possibly want. A great boyfriend, beautiful home, sweet (but evil at times) dog, and I'm on my way to doing well in all my classes this semester. All the tears that I shed for the past year have finally paid off.

Sunny Sundays,

P. Manolos

Thought of the Day


I'm going shoe shopping tomorrow. I'm not going to buy six in one sitting, I'll just pick up a pair of boots or heels or whatever sets my fancy at the moment.

Time and Space

Two things I need a lot of right now.

Law school is the shit that is hitting the fan right now. I just want to skip the rest of the week and spend some time working on homework and relaxing with my dog. I love him. He keeps me grounded and makes me so happy every time he barks at me. I just wish we had more time with each other.

Clock is a tickin,

P. Manolos

Obsession of the Day

Red lipstick. Does anyone ever remember how red lipstick was such an evil thing for a woman to wear? Red lipstick was for harlots! Women of ill-repute! Terrible! Horrible! Red lipstick promotes promiscuity, public indecency and the general downfall of all mankind.

You do, however, know you are an expert at makeup if you can go to CVS/Walgreens and buy a tube of red lipstick without trying it on and pick the perfect shade. I passed that test two weeks ago and I'm still enjoying the fruits of my labor.

Before you shake your head and think I'm crazy, let me explain to you why red lipstick is a necessary part of your daily cosmetic diet. Red lipstick instantly dresses you up for any occasion. If you don't have time to apply layers of make-up, blush, and eyeliner can rest easy with a tube of rich red lipstick.

So, are you intrigued? Well let me give you a few tips on how to wear this classic trend:

  1. If you have never purchased a tube of red lipstick, please be sure to stop by a cosmetics counter in a department store and have an attendant help you. Red lipstick is a difficult purchase because how intricate underlying skin tones can change the way the lipstick looks on you. I choose red lipstick with a cooler base tone to compliment my skin color. A cool base also adds the perception of white teeth.
  2. Lip liner is crucial- It will help your lipstick color last longer and provides a good foundation.
  3. Minimal make-up. You don't want to look like a whore.
  4. Just have fun!
I've got to get back to my real life, also known as law school.

Seeing Red,

P. Manolos

Ten Things


  1. Falling Leaves- I love the different colored leaves that fall off the trees in the fall.
  2. Sweaters- I love buying new sweaters. I'm also a devotee to sweaterdresses.
  3. Cooler Weather- The summer is nice, but I'm all for cool breezes and crisp, autumn air.
  4. Apple Pie- I love to bake and apples are in season during the fall.
  5. Soup
  6. Boots
  7. Hot Chocolate
  8. Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks
  9. Football Games
  10. Fall Fashion- The band/military jacket is huge this fall.
Falling in Love,

P. Manolos


I'm not dealing with it well this year. My classes, housework, dog training, car repairs, and just sustaining my friendships has become exhausting. I never thought I would see the day where I would yearn for hours spent working on homework without interruption.

P. Manolos

Ten Things

Wrapping Up 2009...

Believe it or not, 2009 has come and almost gone. This year had to be the toughest year of my life. I fell into the deepest depression I have ever known, fallen in and out of love, and discovered how much pressure I can take. Here's a list of the top ten things I want to do before the year is out.

  1. Paint my bedroom- The blue color is driving me insane. I thought it was soothing at first only to discover that I feel like I'm drowning in a dingy blue bedroom. I'm hoping to paint my master bedroom an eggshell white after appad (class from hell) is over.
  2. Get back into a routine- My biggest problem starting the school year is a lack of a daily routine. I'm trying to get back into 6AM workouts, 8 hr study days, and evenings spent with my newest little family member, Zimba.
  3. Get the dog socialized- He's a douche, even to his own people.
  4. Buy curtains for the living room- This is a pretty big deal. It takes me weeks to decide which color and fabric I want before I decide I'm ok with it. My backdoor curtain took me a month to pick out. I'm super happy with my choice though!
  5. Plan my finances for 2010- My New Year's Resolution last year was to curb unnecessary spending. Needless to say, I haven't done that well with that commitment and I plan to work on it again next year.
  6. Clean House
  7. Finish Landscaping
  8. Finish AppAd with an acceptable grade
  9. Bible Reading- I have let this slip a bit, I plan to start reading my Bible before I go to bed each night again. I really need God in my life more than the twenty minutes I save not reading my Bible each evening.
  10. Love Myself- I'm better than I was a little under a year ago. I've overcome a lot of emotional pain and duress to find myself stronger than I have ever been in my entire life. A wise person once said, "God doesn't allow things to happen to you, he allows things to happen for you." Perhaps all the pain was to make me into the stronger, wiser woman that I am today.

Countdown til '10,

P. Manolos

Thought of the Day

I'm obsessed with the ridiculously luxurious, pricey pair of Louis Vuitton pink and black lace heels that I could never afford in my wildest dreams. Louis Vuitton Cancan Heels. I know I would catch a lot of flies with this honey!

Every Friday I have a standing appointment with my hairdresser to get a shampoo and flat iron. I get a 20% discount this way, so I figured why not, it takes so much time for me to do my own hair each week it feels good to have a pro finish it in 2hrs.

Well, as I sat under the dryer, I had a brilliant thought I wanted to share with all of you. Today I had a choice to read Fed Tax or September's InStyle Magazine. Of course I chose the latter because I had already completed my Fed Tax reading for today (surprise, surprise). When I finished the magazine a brilliant thought hit me like a pair of Christian Louboutin leather thigh heels with Victorianesqe laces and a three and a half-inch heel. It hit me so quickly that I completely forgot and have nothing to contribute to this blog post.

Ha. Ha.

Feeling Funny,

P. Manolos

Julia Roberts

In Runaway Bride.

She looked fabulous, no? Richard Gere and Julia Roberts are reunited again to play the role of two enemies who eventually share a wedding bed. They have to overcome Julia's inability to commit in order to find happiness..

I only mention this movie because I can't help but wish I had a pair of running shoes on right now. I get spooked easily by relationships and the thought of getting hurt again makes me want to fly with deliberate speed. Brown Eyes is great, everything a girl could wish for. But I can't help but worry maybe my cold feet will take flight....

Fancy Feet,

P. Manolos


One month.

Brown Eyes has decided that today will be the day we consider to be our 1 month anniversary. We have no real idea when we officially became a couple so we figured let's pick a date randomly and stick with it. Things are going really well. He's smart, sweet, and makes me laugh so hard I almost pee on myself. I had no idea I would feel this way again.

Glass houses and stones, could be sheik,

P. Manolos

BTW- You can tell I care about him, I spent all my savings for a pair of Louboutins on tickets to the Cavs/Celtics game in two weeks. I'm actually looking forward to it!

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