Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A Little Girl Talk from Pam101

My new door.
I am not sure why I am being a bit "quiet" about the whole buying a house thing.  I really don't have a reason.  Initially, I was hesitant because everything was up in the air. The loan, working out the details with the seller, home inspections and appraisals, etc.

But today, it feels real.


Because this evening, I met the lady who is selling the house. Now, this usually doesn't happen. Buyers and sellers rarely meet.  I mean what is the point in meeting?

Well, this situation is a bit different.  The seller has already moved out. She came back into town to do a few things to the house and she felt it would be best if she showed me a few things re: the heating system.

As soon as I walk can tell this is a weird thing for her.  She is selling her home...The home that she poured her heart and soul into. The home that she renovated from top to bottom. The home that she stripped, painted, patched and repaired.  Her heart is in this home.  And you can see it and feel it. In's emotional for her.

We start chatting and she gets teary-eyed. 

All I could do was this.  Reassure her that this house will be filled with lots of love.  That I am in love with this house and I will make it a wonderful, warm and loving home.  Where my friends and family will gather, laugh, eat and watch Pens games.  Where I will have parties in the backyard and pour chilled wine that has been sitting in my new pottery wine bucket.  Where I can throw birthday parites for my niece and nephew. Where Boo can stay when she visits.  It's the house where the next chapter of my life will take place. 

The next chapter.

In a month...the next chapter begins. It begins in an adorable brick home with an country blue door. 

"it's beige not purple"

What color do you think this carpet and laminate floor is? Purple or Beige-y?
Hint- it's not purple.

Pam101 is going to have this installed in the basement of my new digs and for some reason Dad101 thinks this is purple?

It's beige-y.

Cutest Easter Wreath, Ever!

Farwell, Hines.

"This isn't how I wanted this chapter of my career to end. I did everything in my power to remain a Steeler and finish what I started here 14 years ago. I want to thank the organization, my teammates and coaches and everyone who made my run as a Steeler the best years of my life. To Mr. Rooney, thank you for allowing me to play for one of the greatest organizations in the world. To my fans and in particular, Steeler Nation, thank you for your support and all the great memories. I gave my heart and soul for you every down and I will always bleed black and gold. I do feel that I still have more football left in me and I am looking forward to playing in the NFL, again, this upcoming season. - HINES"

cord twirling gossip bench

I didn't take a photo of the Gossip Bench that used to be at my Grandparent's house but this one is similar.  We are going to clean it up, get the seat reupholstered and then it will find a new my new home.  

Must get a landline phone...with a cord.

It's almost time!

Mad Men will be back on March 25!
Time to get our Don on!

And the winner is....

BED 1!

Truthfully, Pam101 had ordered Bed 2 BUT after every single person told me they liked Bed 1, I called and changed my order. Dana, McHot's, Spicy, Deb...all said Bed 1.

Wonder which one Sid wanted?

Either way...BED 1 it is!

Now...we need to find the magic!

Why do I always put things in my purse?

So...I went out on Saturday night with friends. I mean, went out hard. Like...drank as if I was 21 again. Note to self: I am so not 21. I am still feeling the affects from Saturday night.

To my new BFF, Kylie, I apologize for being a tad cra-cra, please don't judge me.


After drinking at NOLA, then eating and drinking at Las Velas, we stopped at a beer place (I forget the name) and had a Palm beer. Why did I pick, Palm? Cause as I told the bartender "if you take out the L you have Pam!"


So, it didn't surprise me (or Dana) when I woke up on Sunday to find that not only did I take the beer glass, I also took the little bartender's mat drink-thingy. I mean, who does that!?

Pam101 does.

PS- Stop acting like you are 21.

PSS- Sidney, I promise if we go out, I will not take things.

Oh and on Sunday Dana and I made baby shower favors. Troopers.

Pop Culture Update!

It's a BOY!
"We are happy to announce on February 27, Jennifer gave birth to a healthy baby boy, Samuel Garner Affleck," the actor, 39, writes.

Saying goodbye to Vamps and Shapeshifters.
"...creator Alan Ball will be stepping down from his duties as showrunner on the hit HBO series if the show returns for a sixth season. In a statement, the network said, “When we extended our multi-year overall deal with Alan Ball in July 2011, we always intended that if we proceeded to True Blood’s sixth season that Alan would take a supervisory role on the series and not be the day-to-day showrunner. If we proceed to season six, the show will remain in the very capable hands of the talented team of writers and producers who have been with the show for a number of years"

Follow the leg on Twitter!
"Angelina Jolie’s Right Leg Has 38,000 Followers On Twitter"

Saying good-bye to a part of my youth.
"Jan Berenstain, who with her husband, Stan, wrote and illustrated the Berenstain Bears books that have charmed preschoolers and their parents for 50 years, has died. She was 88."

Maria Menounos has this one in the bag!
"The "Dancing With the Stars" Season 14 cast has finally been revealed.
Jack Wagner, star of "Melrose Place" (pro partner: Anna Trebunskaya)
Melissa Gilbert, star of "Little House on the Prairie" (pro partner: Maksim Chmerkovskiy)
Donald Driver, Green Bay Packers all-time leading receiver (pro partner: Peta Murgatroyd)
William Levy, telenovela star (pro partner: Cheryl Burke)
Sherri Shepherd, co-host of "The View" (pro partner: Valentin Chmerkovskiy)
Katherine Jenkins, opera star (pro partner: Mark Ballas)
Gavin DeGraw, singer (pro partner: Karina Smirnoff)
Martina Navratilova, tennis star (pro partner: Tony Dovolani)
Roshon Fegan, Disney star (pro partner: Chelsie Hightower)
Maria Menounos, TV host (pro partner: Derek Hough)
Jaleel White, URKEL! Star of "Family Matters" (pro partner: Kym Johnson)
Gladys Knight, music legend (pro partner: (pro partner: Tristan MacManus)"

Tooooo CUTE!!!!!
"Sophia Grace & Rosie Do Tea with Taylor Swift!"

Seriously, I am Team Aniston and Team Ellen!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Reason 773838 I am awesome

Did your Aunt show up to read to your Kindergarten class?

Aunt Pam101 did.

One Fish
Two Fish
Red Fish
Blue Fish

I rock.

I also brought in the Dr.Seuss hats for the wee ones.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Where the magic happens


There is no magic in Pam101's life.

BUT if there was... Which bed do we like better?

A bed is the only thing I need for my new digs.


Sunday, February 26, 2012

pretty big loaf of bread

My Nephew, Will, holding a pretty massive loaf of bread.

a really big deal

Pam101 and PittGirl
You guys. Big moment in Pam101's new life back in Pittsburgh.

When I lived in DC...I religiously read (I still do) That's Church.  This blog is written by a smart, funny, Pittsburgh gal who always made me feel like home wasn't four hours away.  It is so well written.  So...When I saw her show up at Las Velas in the Market Square area of Pitt last night...I freaked out.

I mean, freaked out. And in true Pam101 fashion...I was to nervous to talk to her.  I mean I freaked out when I met Root Sports commentator, Dan Potash. I am a complete nerd.

Pam101 and Dan Potash
 Anyway, BFF Dana, went right on over to her and basically said, "my friend Pam is too chicken shit to come say hi" and then PittGirl aka That's Church, Ginny, got up and came over.

She couldn't have been cooler. I apologized for interrupting her family's dinner (she didn't mind), I asked for a photo...she said sure.  Dana snapped the photo and I rambled on about loving her and reading her. Probably scared her a bit.

I pretty much did a sales pitch on why we need to be friends.  I mean, we need to be friends. She's funny, I'm funny. She loves Pittsburgh, I love Pittsburgh.   She gives to charity and supports amazing causes, I give to charity and support amazing causes.  See, we are besties.

Pitt Girl/Ginny...if you ever read this...THANK YOU! Thank you for taking the time to meet a fan and not minding my red cheeks that were induced by nervousness and many of Las Velas margaritas.

Tequila courage

Pretty Brilliant Idea

Get yourself a picnic table and a gutter.  
Remove a board from table and put in the gutter.

Let's walk the Oscar Red Carpet

Who's your favorite?
Pam101 is picking...Michelle Williams,  Pam101's BFF Gwyneth, Tina Fey, Leslie Mann and  Emma Stone.


hands down...the most amazing thing ever!

Pam's Awesome Road Trip from Diana McFadden on Vimeo.

I want to say BRAVO! THANK YOU! to McHottie for creating the most amazing, awesome, coolest thing ever!

I asked her a while back to make a video for me. And today...she sent me this. I am so in love with it.

Thank you girl! You are seriously the most amazing friend!