Friday, September 30, 2011

Journal Friday-The Spelling Bee

Ok, so the moment you've all been dreading has finally arrived: I think I've run out of fifth grade journal entries! Thank god I only stayed in fifth grade for one year, and there are only so many entries you can write in your journal when you're busy dating, and learning about your body, and coming up with amazing inventions. But I will try my hardest to continue to find goodies from my past (or from the internet once I run out those!) to share with you. Sooo, here's an entry from my fourth grade journal. Not as eloquent, but just as hilarious, I think!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

I Need Some Time Apart From You, Shazam

UGGG! There's nothing worse than the following situation: You hear an amazing song in a store/restaurant/bar. You just have to know what that song is! You take out your phone, and it's time to Shazam it. You hold the phone as close to the speaker as possible. You might even shush people that try to talk or laugh. They are getting in the way of you discovering what could be your new all time favorite song. How DARE they? Anyway, you patiently wait as Shazam examines the song. Your heart palpitates. Beads of sweat roll down your face. Will Shazam step up to the plate this time? And then....the wind is knocked out of you: "NO MATCH" flashes on the screen. Devastation! You yell out "NOOOOOOOOOOO!" How will you ever find out what that song is? You must find a way to go on despite the disappointment and emptiness. Remind yourself that you have other songs you love. Everything is going to be ok. (Can you tell this just happened to me recently? I am still devastated! That song was AMAAAAZING! Don't worry, I'll move on from this, I will).

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Superimose Me-I Want a Hunky Boyfriend

It is so hard to date in this city! I go out on lots of dates, but haven't exactly met Mr. Right. That's why I thought Superimpose Me could help me meet the man of my dreams, and boy was I right! Let me tell you, he is the BEST boyfriend ever! Soooo dreamy!!! Introducing my NEW BOYFRIEND:

Romantic AND has decent penmanship & impeccable spelling? This guy's a keeper! (pics via Ryan Abel & nattu)

That better not be a Draw Four Wild, BOYFRIEND!!! (pic via Ryan Abel)

Having fun and being silly. Not afraid to explore his feminine side!! Such a HUNK! (pic via Ryan Abel)

He took me DANCING! And it was all his idea! Watch out 'Dancing With the Stars'! (Pics via Ryan Abel & praynito)
Sigh... If you'd like Superimpose Me to bring one of your dreams to life, send your request and a clear pic to I will try my best to make it happen!

Check out other Superimpose Me success stories here!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Reasons I Heart NY Vol. 8-Coney Island Edition

While my cousins were in town, we went to Coney Island, and boy did we have a GOOD TIME!! Here are some of the highlights:

-The Coney Island Freak Show: We all watched in amazement (and sometimes horror) as the following people took the stage:  A guy putting hooks in his eyelids (with a heavy anchor attached to the other end of the hooks); A woman who danced with fire and used her mouth to extinguish (and sometimes light) the flames...WARNING: DO NOT GO TO THE FREAK SHOW IF YOU ARE SQUEAMISH!

-Family Portrait-This is one of my favorite things in the world to do!! You and your friends or family get together in the most cheesy pose possible, and have that portrait printed on all different sorts of goodies like posters, pins etc. This is a memento you will cherish forever, TRUST ME!

-Nathan's Hot dogs-To be honest, pretty much all hot dogs taste the same to me, DELICIOUS! And this hot dog was no different. But it WAS pretty cool to know Nathan's has been around since 1916!!

-Disco Bumper Cars-Need I say more? THIS WAS SO MUCH FUN!!!! (Although at one point, we were scolded by the guy who worked there for just driving around in circles and not bumping each other enough. I guess that's what happens when you get older. You're more civil in bumper cars. Don't worry, we soon made up for lost time and bumped the hell out of each other!)

-Rides: Ok, so the truth is, we didn't actually go on the Wonder Wheel. Instead, we went on this spooky ride for children (that actually scared the bejesus out of us) involving being jerked around (to the point of almost wanting to throw up) in almost complete darkness while scary skeletons and strange objects popped out at us (and the whole time, I thought someone was actually going to jump out and kill me, because I watch too much Dateline). FUN!!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Netflix, You Are Qwikly Ruining Your Brand!

Oh, Netflix! What happened to you? You keep digging yourself further and further into a hole! QWIKSTER? SERIOUSLY?? That's the best name you could come up with? And you didn't think there was even the SMALLEST possibility someone already had that Twitter handle? If there's any chance you are thinking of changing your name again to fix all this, I've come up with some suggestions*...You're welcome to use any or all of them! And of course, feel free to thank me with a lifetime of free Netflix (a HUGE savings considering your recent price hike!)! 

*Please note, I have not checked to make sure any of these Twitter handles are actually available, so use at your own risk! On the other hand, the Twitter profile pics ARE available for use if interested.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

I Am a Lucky Girl!

Wow! I have to say, the second Bad Date Great Story Reading last night was a huge success! I LOVED everyone's ridiculous stories, and had a GREAT time going up there myself! I cannot tell you how happy I was to have such amazing support from my friends and family that came out that night. Looking out into the audience and seeing them there was like "gazing at millions of sparkling shining stars"(a quote taken from a crazy match email I was once lucky enough to receive). And thanks to Emi and Jessie who put together such an awesome show (and included me!!)!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Fifth Grade Journal Friday-Wasn't I Inventive?

This was actually the first unofficial entry of my fifth grade journal, written on a Garfield post-it. Gosh I was in such a bad mood that day! I don't know what possessed me to start documenting my life at that moment!

Oh Sam, when you say Travis is a jerk, do you mean you LOOOOOOOOVE him??? That's so fifth grade of you to pretend you actually hate him!

Want to see my inventions? I can't blame my parents for questioning some of them! Hahah

I can't tell you how many times I'm using a pencil (never!) and I am just soooo thirsty, and dying for a drink of water! If only I could drink water directly from my pencil, that would make my life so much easier!!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Another Event You Must Attend!

If you missed the first Bad Date Great Story reading in May, you MUST come out this Friday night for another night of people divulging their most horrible dating moments. You have no excuse, I am giving you almost two days' notice! I will be saying a few words myself (I am the expert on bad dates after all!), so really hope to see you there!!

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2011, 7:00pm
Bar on A, happy hour extended till 9:30pm (as IF you needed more of a reason to come!)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Communication is the Key to Getting What You Want

Last week I went to Shake Shack (happiness!!) with my fam. Since there were so many of us, it took some effort to secure a table with 5 chairs. I went up to a family and asked if I could take an extra chair. If only I had asked in a clear, succinct way. Instead, the following happened:

Pretty much no matter how they answered, there was no way I could understand what they meant. "No, that's not an extra chair"? or "Yes, that is an extra Chair"? Not realizing at the time how confusing my question was, I stood staring at them, perplexed. "Wait, so I can take this chair?" I had set myself up for failure and had to rephrase to get the answer I needed. (It turned out, it WAS an extra chair! YAY!)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Very Hungry Sam

WOW! With my Aussie cousins in town, it was two weeks of eating like a queen, and I loved every second of it!! I thought the best way to document my culinary adventures would be "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" style (a book that inspired generations of foodies!). Here are some of my favorite eats:

A tasty recap:
-Mt. Desert Island,  51 Exchange Street Portland, Maine
-Street and Co, 33 Wharf Street Portland, Maine
-IHOP, you can find them all over! It IS international after all!
-Balaboosta, 214 Mulberry Street New York, NY
-Frankies 17, 17 Clinton Street New York, NY

P.S. I am now obsessed with Salted Caramel ice cream and on a mission to find some in NYC. HELP ME!

Monday, September 19, 2011

TheSuperGreat Is BACK!!!!

To make the photo above even more dramatic, I suggest playing this song as background music. Pretty emotional stuff, right? 

Oh how I've missed writing theSupergreat! But it's been an amazing few weeks with my cousins involving: eating, strange weather patterns, Coney Island Freak Show acts, more eating, a road trip to Portland Maine for an amazing event launching my cousin Liz's latest knitwear collection, shopping without buying anything because I'd been spending too much money on eating, laughing, being a tourist in my own city and loving it, and much more! I'll definitely go into more detail soon. Can't wait to catch you up on all the funny stuff!

Friday, September 2, 2011

TheSuperGreat Is Taking a Short Break

awesome person 1: Waaaaaaaah!
awesome person 2: Why are you crying?
awesome person 1: Because my favorite blogger, Sam from thesupergreat, is going on hiatus for a few weeks. And also, I bought WAY too many cans of tuna in preparation for Hurricane Irene. What am I going to do with all this tuna?
awesome person 2: WHAT??? No hilarious posts for a few weeks??? No Superimpose Me??? WAAAAAAAAH!!!! I can't believe you can even think about your tuna surplus problem in a time like this!
awesome person 1: Yes, but don't worry! Sam's awesome Aussie cousins Liz and Nadav are going to be in town for a few weeks so I'm sure she'll have lots of fun stuff to talk about upon her return.
awesome person 2: REALLY? YAY! They always do the most fun stuff together! I can't wait to read all about it! Let's eat tuna to celebrate!
awesome person 1: HOORAY!!!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Worst Date Ever (NSFMTR-Not Suitable For Mom to Read)

A few days ago, I went on what will go down in history as the worst date of my entire life (and believe me, there have been a LOT). Here's a play by play:

-I went on a first date with Bob* to Aussie bar Sunburnt Cow (good pick Bob!). We were having a decent time so we decided to continue the date at Crif Dogs.
-On our way to Bua after that, we somehow started talking about what foods he eats (Don't ask! It made sense in context). We talked about lobster and oysters etc...Then he kind of whispered to me (in a slightly dirty voice) "That's not ALL I like to eat". I was like "Seriously? That's really inappropriate. I can't believe you just said that".
-Needless to say, things were a little awkward after that. Obviously disregarding any vibes of repulsion I might be sending out, he tried to make out with me at the bar. I was like "No way". He responded with "I thought it would be a good idea, because I'm kind of out of things to say" and I was like "Really? You have nothing to say to me so you want to make out? Maybe we should just end this, it's not really going that well is it?"
-We left the bar and said our goodbyes (Buh bye forevah, Bob!). As I crossed the street, he yelled out to me "Make sure you spell my name right on your blog" (I had told him about the blog earlier in the night, but thankfully I didn't tell him what the name was). I yelled back to him "What's your name again?"
-Shockingly, the next day I received a text from him saying he was glad I came out and he had a good time (HUH???? WERE WE ON THE SAME DATE?????)
-I wrote him back ""It was definitely interesting. Nice meeting you but I think we want different things. good luck!"

Yikes! It's really scary out there, people! I'm half tempted to join a convent (Just kidding, Mom! But then again, you shouldn't be reading this anyway, because it's NSFMTR!!) but I think I'll stick it out. I don't know if I'm a glutton for punishment or what but I'm still hopeful there's someone good out there for me. I'll keep you posted!

*Name has been changed to protect the creepy