Girls’ Night Sponsored by Durex®

hanky Panky heart candy #durexgirltalkHaving an excuse to get together with a bunch of my girlfriends is an invitation I’ll gladly accept any day, so I was thrilled to find out I was chosen to host a Durex® Girl Talk House Party!

I held the party at a girlfriend’s house before our planned girls’ night in San Francisco. The Durex® Girl Talk House Party was the perfect opportunity for us to hang out while prepping for our evening. While we were waiting on a couple stragglers who were still putting on makeup, the rest of us drank wine and played with the He Said/She Said Game question and response cards.

My FREE party pack came with lots of goodies including massagers, condoms, lubricants, 16 Love-Box® by Durex®, a Wegasm ad/Love-Box® poster, packs of He Said/She Said Game question and response cards, “Stick It In” Koozies, and a bag of Sexy Conversation Heart Candies.

The girls and I grabbed our goodies after an hour of laughter and headed into the city. After drinks and small plates at Lime in the Castro, we walked a few blocks in our heels to The Mint Karaoke Lounge where we ended the night singing “Pour Some Sugar on Me” and taking pictures with the He Said/She Said cards.

Let me just say, my girlfriends and I kept saying Wegasm as Wedge-asm all night and assumed it meant women orgasms. (?) Turns out it’s actually We-gasm, as in both partners. How many girls does it take it figure out how to say Wegasm correctly? Obviously not 10.

Thank you to Durex® for sponsoring my Girl Talk House Party!

24 by 24: 24 things to do before I turn 24

Setting goals are important and without writing them down on paper [aka blog] I’d probably forget and not stick with them. So here’s my 24 by 24 list:

  1. Post this list on by blog by January 31. completed on 1/30/2010!
  2. Attend South By Southwest.
  3. Redesign my blog and make it pretty.
  4. Go on a weekend getaway with just the girls.
  5. Visit a national park or monument.
  6. Be craftier; make at least 1 new project a month.
  7. Visit my grandma in Marin more often. She always has the best stories.
  8. Get out of debt (damn you school loans!). As of 1/16/2011, my Net Worth was –$713.88. By 24, I want to be out of the negative. Update: I sold my old car and leased a new one, so my net worth is embarrassing now.
  9. Learn to cook a new main dish for dinner and perfect it.
  10. Attend a networking event at least once a month.
  11. No more impulse shopping. Make a list every time!
  12. Blog on 52 Bands in 52 Weeks more frequently.
  13. Read one book a month.
    1. January –  Half in Love: Surviving the Legacy of Suicide by Linda Gray Sexton (client)
    2. February – Engage by Brian Solis
    3. March – Does This Make My Assets Look Fat by Susan Hirshman
    4. April – Trust Agents by Chris Brogan
    5. May – tbd
  14. Sign up for Bikram yoga again and do the 10 day challenge.
  15. Find a relative in another country and learn enough about them to write a short story. -great suggestion from @VictorCanada.
  16. Bake delicious cupcakes that look aesthetically pleasing. [insert picture here]
  17. Take a road trip.
  18. Put down the cell phone more often. Or better yet, turn it off sometimes.
  19. Donate blood.
  20. Learn how to make fried rice like my friend Gabie’s mom makes.
  21. Ride on a zipline.
  22. Cook a four-course meal (and share with a good friend).
  23. Call someone I haven’t spoken to (in at least 90 days).
  24. Play golf. So I can say I did it. And hopefully won’t have to ever again.
  25. FINISH THIS LIST BY THE TIME I TURN 24 on May 5, 2011 (yes, my birthday is Cinco de Mayo and it’s awesome).

Things I Love: January Edition

These adorable Cupcakes & Cartwheels paper clips @CityMama gave me for Christmas.
Beaded Paperclips from Cupcakes & Cartwheels

@CityMama gave me Sugar Grapefruit Handcream from Love&Toast and I am addicted! This stuff smells SO GOOD that eating it has crossed my mind.

Love&Toast Sugar Grapefruite Handcreme

Harnessing the power of social media for social good, like @SVTweetup and @Twestival.

Silicon Valley Tweetup

Twestival

Drinking for a cause ONEHOPE Wine. 50% of all profits donated to charity.

ONEHOPE Wine Wood Gift Set With 5 Mixed Bottles Wine www.onehopewine.com

My job (and the fab ladies I work with).

Clever Girls Collective Social Media

Pomegranates.

pomegranate seeds

The 2010 World Series champions, the San Francisco Giants!

San Francisco Giants 2010 World Series Champions

My mom’s KitchenAid mixer. One day I’ll have my own.

KitchenAid Mixer from Amazon

Christian rock band Future of Forestry from southern California. Amazing video below.

Barcelona, a talented indie rock band from Seattle, Washington.

Because who wanted the gifts to end so soon?

Nanny Goats in Panties hosted an Online White Elephant Gift Exchange Party and I joined in on the fun. This is the first online white elephant I’ve participated and probably won’t be my last – because who doesn’t like opening the mailbox to a package addressed to you? Exactly.

I received my gift in the mail from Pennsylvanian Joanie at Joanie’s Random Rambling. Packaged in fairy wrapping paper, I shook the box and wondered what was inside…

white elephant gift from Joanie's Random Ramblings

A puzzle that will be perfect for a rainy day. Thanks Joanie.

white elephant gift from Joanie's Random Ramblings puzzle

See what everyone else received for the Online White Elephant Gift Exchange by clicking here.