Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from Annie and Cory!

Friday, December 22, 2006

Crossword Wizard

Cory is the crossword wizard. He solved the "Onion's" crossword puzzle on his own, he didn't even use a dictionary. I probably could have answered two at best. That is why he is the wizard and I am not.

Tomorrow will be my 6th day of working in a row and unfortunately I got sick this week. It is just a cold and should be gone soon.

All of the webpages for and are up and running. Check them out and check back as often as you like because we will be updating them. I am working on concept ideas for my webpage.

I am going to bed early again.
Good Night.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Excuse me for not blogging so much lately. I have been working on Cory's website every second I can get. They are not finished but feel free to check them out and let us know what you think. is Cory's music site. is Cory's new movie's site. We are enjoying working on them together. Cory is the content/designer and I am the computer person.

Do you like "Versace?" I hope the ebay world does. I found these at a thrift store today and they are authentic Gianni Versace shoes. They will be on ebay tomorrow if you want to inflate the bidding for me!

I finally talked with the crazy lady from upstairs. I thought she had moved out, so I glad to see her yesterday. I saw her on my way out to the laundro-mat and on the way back in.
Annie "How are you?"
Lady "How are you?"
Annie "Laundry Day"
Lady "Laundry Day"

Annie "We came back at the same time"
Lady "Oh good...all that Laundry?"
Annie "Yes"
Lady "You got it?" (I was getting the laundry up the stoop)
Annie "Yea, thanks"

Pretty good conversation, wasn't it? She was still wearing the same clothes. Only she now has a warmer hat. When she said "all that laundry" it got me thinking. Am I wrong to have "all that laundry?" Maybe we should all live more simply. I tried to look up online to see if there were people like her but I didn't find anything, except a site about a lady who wore the same brown dress for one year as an experiment. Maybe the Crazy Lady is doing this. Check out the site because the lady even looks like her a

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Miss New York

Here is a picture of Miss New York. Mallory tried to get this dress in pink but it was already copy protected by Miss New York. Sorry, Mallory maybe for Miss California.

I have been working on getting Cory a webpage for his music and for his new movie "Part Time Hero." Hopefully in the next few days they will be on the web.

From Lyle and Marlene we have a present to open on each day of Christmas. Today is the first and the gift was money to go iceskating. Today would have been a great day to go because the weather was warm but I had work, then tutoring and Cory had tutoring also. We are shooting for tomorrow, weather permitting.

Cory was an extra on an episode of "Law and Order" yesterday. He has now been on 3 T.V. shows, one movie and one commercial. What's next?

We watched the footage from our wedding reception,. It was fun seeing everyone. Ross was the camera man and he did a great job. We learned a lot of things about what went on. When Cory gets time he will edit it down for all to view.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Miss San Diego 2007

Here she is, Miss San Diego. You should recognize her, because it is Mallory Spoelstra!!! I knew she would win. You can see more pictures at

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Long Underwear

Yes that is correct. It is long underwer time of year. I put on my "Ugg" boots, "Oakley" snow pants, "Thrift Store" jacket and beanie, and my "red necks thing from Grandma Asta" and I hit up the town. Actually, I went to the post office. I wanted to test out my warm clothes to see if I could go out side and not feel that it was freezing. It worked! Except my eyes need a sweater.
The other night we ate at Zanzibar's thanks to Shelley (a present). We ate the Mediterranean burgers. They were delicious.

Last night I went to a work party at a restaurant called "Spring Street Natural." I had the hummus for an appetizer and the salmon with basil mashed potatoes and grilled zucchini, and cherry peach cobbler for dessert. It was great. Afterwards I had to go to the post office and I waited in line for 30 minutes. Not strange? It was 12:15 in the morning. I have been going to the post office a lot lately because of the things I have been selling on ebay. I didn't think I would like to sell on ebay but with Shelley's direction and motivation I am on my way to being a "Power Seller." Shelley, thanks for getting me started.

Today, Cory and I went to church and we listed to a guest speaker. His name is Philip Smethurst and he is the founder of Overland Missions. "Any Road, Any Load, Any Time."

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Our 100th Blog!

This is our 100th blog. Can you believe it? What was your favorite? Maybe it is the crazy lady. That is one of my favorite's. It has not been confirmed, but she might be getting kicked out of our apartment building. I don't want her to leave without getting to talk to her. I wish I could do my own documentary on her.

This is a picture overlooking Union Square from Filene's 4th story. A village of booths has been set up for a season of shopping. For the holiday season a village of booths selling gifts takes up most of the space in Union Square. Also, in Union Square a light show has been set up through one of the walkways. Images are projected onto the ground that you can interact with. There is always something fun to see around here.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

P.P.S. I Love You

My day was pretty normal. I went to work in the juice bar, then I went to a new student's house for tutoring, then I went to Verizon to get a new phone (my old one broke). Well, I do need to tell you that I got a dollar raise at work. That is because I am the new assistant manager for the juice bar.

Meanwhile, Cory was on a movie set hanging out with the stars. He was in the "club scene" with Hillary Swank and Lisa Kudrow in the movie "P.S. I Love You". You would get kicked off the set if you are caught taking pictures, so Cory was smart enough to get these behind the scene pictures. While on the set Cory got a call from Sean (his casting agent), for a "Law and Order" scene this Friday.

P.S. I Love You

It was a clear, but very crisp day today. The Empire State building just looked different. I had to put every warm layer of clothing on that I could. Hopefully my body will adjust to the cold air and get used to it before it really gets cold. Cory and I were talking about how one day the trees have leaves, and the next day they don't. Madison Square Park looks different when the trees have no leaves.
We found a dumpster full of new art supplies for us. It was all from a textile company that either is going out of business or they are just doing some cleaning up. Jen came over to watch Cory's movie. We sorted through all of the papers and then we went to UCB for a late night comedy show. We are back now and I am getting ready for bed while Cory is still trying to clean up
the apartment. He has a big day tomorrow. He is an extra in Hillary Swank's new movie called "P.S. I Love You."
Good Night Everyone.
P.S. I love you.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Mullets and Face Paint

I worked at two jobs today. One was working at a juice bar for 5 hours ($8.50/hour) and the other one was sitting in a chair for 5 hours ($30.00/hour).
The same studio who pays me to let them do my hair called me about another job. This one was working for Sebastian. There were four of us girls who were there to let them do our hair and makeup getting ready for a bridal workshop they will be putting on.

I was the "minimalist" bride. They practiced different hair styles. My favorite was the "mullet." The next one wasn't much better. I still look weird. I need my bangs back. Imagine if I had come down the isle at our wedding with a mullet.

I got home to a husband that had trouble taking me seriously with all of the face paint on. I took off the red lipstick and we left for dinner at "Zanzibars." Unfortunately it is closed on Sunday so we went to our defalt taco place. We get the fresh flour black bean tortillas.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

My First Threading

I have gotten my eye brows waxed before, but never threaded. Threading is big over here in New York. Maybe it is in California now too? Waxing hurts for a second but threading hurts for about 5 minutes as they are doing it. It was an experience I wanted to try and my eye brows needed it.

Cory bought this book in a thrift store today. It used to be Scarlett Johansson's book. You can see her name that was printed out with a label making machine.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Calm Before the Cold

Squirrels were everywhere. We were walking by a little park and Cory made the "squirrel noise" and ten squirrels came running. They were not shy at all. They even jumped up on Cory's leg. Too bad we didn't have any nuts to give them. Today the weather was very warm but there were showers. The weather will be dropping and dropping after today. It will finally feel like winter.

We had dinner at "Village Natural." We both ordered the vegi burgers and boy were they big. Cory was the first to try and eat the burger without making too big of a mess.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Lights, Camera, Action

Cory is hard at work on his movie while talking on his cell phone with Evan. Evan is working on the last song needed for the movie. Cory hopes to send it in to Tribeca early next week. Up in the right hand corner you can see Cory's closet. Cory had to get creative in order to hang up all of our clothes. His clothes hang on the water pipe on the ceiling.

It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas around the city. These pictures were taken on the side of the Macy's building in Harold Square. Did you know that this Macy's is the largest indoor store in the World. It was also the Macy's in "Miracle on 34th Street." I have only been in the store once even though I walk past it a lot. Cory will go in the store only to ride on the old wooden escalator.
I love how the Empire State building changes colors every night.
In the bottom left of this picture you can see the big sign that reads "World's Largest Store" in case you thought I made it up.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Diamonds and Ice

We found ourselved walking through the Diamond District today. We knew we were here because literally everystore that you could see for blocks were jewerly stores.

We took a break from walking to check out a "W Hotel" that we had never been in. We liked the big seating area. There were soft seats, good lighting, good music, lots of books to read, and apples to eat in case we got hungry.
This is a view of the Upper East Side of the city overlooking Central Park's resevoir. Do you notic the seagulls?

We spent a few hours reading books at Barnes and Noble before Cory had his tutoring session. One the way home after tutoring we came across the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season. Lincoln Center had a lot of festivities tonight to celebrate the lighting of their Christmas tree. In one of the booths was the coolest New York gingerbread house I have ever seen. It was of the "Chrysler Building". Here is a picture of the first snow man made of ice we have seen. I can't believe I will be living in snow in a month or two. I think it will be fun as long as I survive the freezing temperatures. Hot cocoa anyone?

Sunday, November 26, 2006

New York Pictures

Cory and I went to church together, then I had to go off to work for the day. Here are five New York pictures from today.

Good free stuff? Maybe it was, but now it is trash and yes that is "poop"

Many Mouse and Lump Biscuit

The store window displays here are really creative. I am not quite sure what "Chanel" is going for with the many pimped out mouses in a cages. Maybe they are trying to say that even a mouse looks good while wearing "Chanel."

Here is another display, but this time the decorations are much simpler. They are saying, "It is winter and Chrismas is approaching, so buy are things."
In the free bin at work I got a box of gluten free all purpose baking mix. So, I tried to make bisquits for Cory. Here is a picture of my second try. They are edible but they are not great. Is it my recipe? The glass pan I am trying to bake them in (I don't have a cookie sheet)? Is it because they are gluten free? Help!

Thursday, November 23, 2006


I went and watched the 80th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade this morning along with a million other people. I had a great seat in the bleachers near the start of the parade. It rained through most of the parade, but I was prepared with warm clothes. Cory was nice and toasty in our bed back home, but I showed him all 100 of the pictures I took to help him feel like he was there. Here our a few of my favorite pictures.

For Thanksgiving dinner we went to the "Cosmic Cantina." It didn't feel like Thanksgiving without our family and great food but we still enjoyed the day.

Hong (The guy who we sub-let from) took us to his gym tonight. Cory and I spent our time in the pool. It was wonderful. We really miss the water. Cory and I were both water polo players in high school.

Tonight we are going to watch a movie and relax at home. I hope everyone had a great day. We love and miss you and we are very thankful for you all.
The baloons are bigger than I had imagined. They were flying them nice and low. Snoopy is so cool.

Charlotte's Web was my favorite book as a young girl.

I saw a lot of celebrities but Julie Andrews was my favorite. She is riding high on the goose.

Garfield has always been apart of my family because my brother Phil was so into Garfield that he named our orange cat "Garfield." Our cat Garfield was not a very nice cat but he did live a long time and when ever we moved houses he was the cat we wanted to get lost but never did (we always lost the good cats). I don't quite remember what happened to him.

I liked the colors and I want that set of rings for the kids room.

Another reason why it would be awesome to live on Central Park West (My back was to Central Park).

Scooby Doo. Another cartoon character that Philip named one of our animals after. This time it was our dog Scooby that practically raised me. He was the best dog ever.

Me and Cory at dinner.
The swimming hole.

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