Monday, April 25, 2016
Saturday, May 5, 2012
|This photo is the inspiration for my master bathroom remodel.|
|I finally have a washer and dryer. It's starting to feel a lot more like a home.|
I also had solar shades installed in my bedroom for energy efficiency as well as to make it darker so that I can sleep better when the sun comes up in the morning. I'm a big fan of darkness and it being cool when I sleep. I haven't received my blinds yet so mornings have been a bit rough for me as of late. I've been waking up at 6 or 7 am every day which is not like me. Actually, it is kind of nice for a change but I'd still like the option of sleeping in on a Sunday or something.
And I finally got my couch delivered from Restoration Hardware but I had to fight for it. I was all set to receive it and the delivery company called me at the last minute and said they couldn't deliver it because it was defective. It turns out the damage was purely cosmetic so I asked Restoration Hardware if I could use it for the time being until my new couch arrives and they said that I could. Thankfully I won't be without a couch for another 3 months while I wait for the new one.
|My living room is coming along. Thankfully I finally have a couch.|
Yesterday they came to replace my fireplace doors. I used to have brass which I couldn't stand. Now they look more updated and nicer with my furniture.
Sunday, April 29, 2012
|Smile! You're on Candid Camera. :)|
|I plan on getting rid of this orange wood door and going for dark wood with a speakeasy.|
|Welcome Home! My new doormat.|
|Sorry, don't know what these plants are called but I hope whatever they are they don't attract bees.|
|Master Bedroom Before|
Carpet was thrashed and Blondie thought it was her own giant pee pad.
|Out with the old...|
|In with the new.|
|Spare Bedroom Before|
|Spare Bedroom After|
|And of course Blondie had to get in the mix. She's checking herself out in the mirror. Haha! :)|
|Master Bedroom Closet Before|
|Master Bedroom Closet After|
I'm planning on doing a custom built closet in here soon.
|Living Room Before|
|Living Room After|
I'll post more pics when the couch arrives. Gold on fireplace is getting replaced soon too. Can't wait!
|Dining Room Before|
|Dining Room After|
|Debating whether or not I should build a custom office in here or just buy new furniture.|
|New Kohler Cimmaron Toilet in the Guest Bathroom|
|EWS Water Filtration System (EWSWater.com)|
|Eternal Tankless Water Heater|
|I finally have a washer and dryer. It's starting to feel a lot more like a home.|
Monday, May 17, 2010
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Seriously disappointing. I was craving some yummy nachos the entire day of the event but when I finally got them, they were bland with no flavor whatsoever. If I ever expected to eat nachos in prison or hell, take your pick, then this is what I bet they would taste like. And much to my dismay, there was not even an option to have them with jalapenos or salsa. What kind of crap is that?! You'd think an arena in a city like NYC that is known for its food would have better cheese than that. I'm sorry Madison Square Garden, cheap cheese is grounds for a divorce. Next time I'm smuggling in some nachos & jalapenos from 7-11!
On to the show... Started off bad. I couldn't even see straight when Silversun Pickups came on. Lucky me, I selected the section in which I was subjected to a strobe light turning on and off and blinding me the entire show. It was so bad that I had to put my hand up to block it.
I was cursing myself for not bringing a purse big enough to contain my oversized moviestar sunglasses because I sure as hell needed them. Then the light switched from a seizure inducing strobe to straight interrogation style. I was just waiting for someone to come out and start asking me questions like, "Where were you on the night of October 12th, 2009?" The music was great but sorry Charlie, when I pay close to $300 for a seat, I don't appreciate being blinded like that. I am still seeing spots and it's been over 12 hours since the concert ended. If this shit is permanent, I'm going to sue you! Lighting director for Silversun Pickups needs his ass kicked if he thought that lighting was kosher for people sitting in section 58. Everyone in my vicinity was pissed off!!
After Silversun Pickups stopped torturing... *ahem* playing, Muse came on and saved the day with their kickass stage and show. At first I was a little concerned that my seats sucked because of these long columns that were obstructing my view of the stage. Couple that with the light action and I was pretty concerned during the entire intermission.
Fortunately, the columns ended up being platforms and part of the stage. Muse was elevated and began their amazing performance.
They catered to the entire audience with a spinning stage so even people that were initially sitting behind the stage when Silversun Pickups went on still had a pretty good view.
The musical experience was incredible. It was like an auditory and sensory overload, and I mean that in a good way. Thankfully, there were no annoying lights to speak of. My seats suddenly became the best seats in the house and I ended up having a great time.
I'd probably go back for a concert again but I'd recommend avoiding that section (58) or the one directly across from it on the other side in case the opening band decides to barrage you with a constantly flashing search and rescue light. That light was so bright, I felt like I was staring at an actual sun... A Silversun that is! Maybe that was what the lighting director was going for, hence their name, but I really felt violated. I will say that I loved hearing Silversun Pickups play Panic Switch and Lazy Eye. I just wish I could have opened my eyes to watch their performance.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
The article said, "Apple has tightened its restrictions on sexy or suggestive apps for the iPhone and iPod Touch, and many of the most popular programs in the iTunes app store have been removed.
While speaking to the New York Times, Apple executive Phil Schiller explained, "It came to the point where we were getting customer complaints from women who found the content getting too degrading and objectionable, as well as parents who were upset with what their kids were able to see."
Several days ago the developer of the Wobble app posted the results of his discussion with Apple on his blog. The Wobble app, which adds a jelly-like wobble motion to any user supplied photo, was recently removed because advertisements suggested it could be used on photos of breasts.
I have spoken with Apple, and the following are the new rules:
1. No images of women in bikinis (Ice skating tights are not OK either)
BB says: *So you hear that Tanya Harding! No apps for you! Might as well stick to that failed porno you put out years ago to keep the lights on in your apartment. LOL!*
2. No images of men in bikinis! (I didn’t ask about Ice Skating tights for men)
BB says: *Well at least they are equal opportunity but think of all the cougars they're going to piss off when they discontinue the "Men In Speedos" app eh? Not!*
3. No skin (he seriously said this) (I asked if a Burqa was OK, and the Apple guy got angry)
BB says: *LMFAO! My sentiments exactly. I'm taking the anger as if it is ok to publish apps like these. Therefore, I'm moving forward on my "Bodacious Burqas" app as we speak!*
4. No silhouettes that indicate that Wobble can be used for wobbling boobs (yes – I am serious, we have to remove the silhouette in this pic)
BB says: *Hope this Big Brother bullshit doesn't start censoring real life. I've got a mean jiggle. Hehehe!*
5. No sexual connotations or innuendo: boobs, babes, booty, sex – all banned
BB says: *Damn! I guess I won't be able to talk about anything on any app I do because I'm all about the sexual connotations, innuendos, boobs, babes, booty, AND sex.*
6. Nothing that can be sexually arousing!! (I doubt many people could get aroused with the pic above but those puritanical guys at Apple must get off on pretty mundane things to find Wobble "overtly sexual!")
BB says: *People could be sexually aroused over all sorts of things you might not find sexually arousing. Might as well kill the Cesar Milan app if he has one just in the slight case someone is into beastiality. That goes for Lassie and Flipper too. Now that I mention it, Flipper sounds like some annoying chicks' sex noises in the bedroom. Don't ask!!!*
7. No apps will be approved that in any way imply sexual content (not sure how Playboy is still in the store, but …)
BB says: *Don't even start me on Playboy!!! Grrr!*
While most apps containing bikini-clad women are threatened, Phil Schiller defended the Sports Illustrated app to the Times. "The difference is this is a well-known company with previously published material available broadly in a well-accepted format," he said.
As of this morning, a Playboy app was also still available, suggesting Apple may accept sexual content if the developer is associated with a strong brand."
BB says: *Can you say hypocrisy?*
I'm sorry I don't even have an iPhone app that has jiggling boobs but I was in the beginning stages of working on one. Whether or not bikini photos were going to be included in my iPhone app were still being ironed out, however, I believe that these apps have a right and a place on iPhone if people want to download them. If Apple thinks being at a beach & wearing a bikini or taking pics in one is offensive, they can kick rocks in my book! I'm boycotting! It's a shame because I like their products, however, I don't need anyone to impose their so called "morality" on me. What is the Pope taking over Steve Jobs position at Apple now? And just what is so offensive about a woman in a bikini anyway?
I can see them making an "18 and Over" section for the iPhone apps that are on the sexier side but for someone to tell me what I can and can't download is a bit much! Especially when you can go on any Safari browser and get on a porn site in two seconds flat. The hypocritical false sense of security Apple is providing to all of you people thinking you've prevented your kids from seeing something that they could see at any local beach is a joke! If your kids are looking for a way to peep bikini photos, they will find a way. They are well versed on how to navigate the internet and if they aren't, plenty of their peers will show them how to find what it is they are looking for. Stop asking major companies to babysit your children! It's not their job to make up for the parenting skills you lack. Thanks for listening! Let me know your thoughts after the beep... *BEEP*
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Before all of you girls start contemplating getting a pair of bolt-ons, fakies, breastices, +2s, etc. PLEASE TAKE ALL OF THIS INTO ACCOUNT AND CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING.
I'm often asked, whether or not my boobs are fake or real, who did my boobs, etc. and I have yet to get into my story as I always felt that it was something that was personal and private and that it had no bearing on who I am or what I am about as a person.
Well... after all these years, I am finally going on the record to say that I am a proud patient of Dr. Motykie's and I give him my endorsement. I recently went in for reconstructive surgery with him on December 16th, 2009.
But it hasn't been an easy path for me leading up to this point... I have had 4 prior surgeries on my breasts and have experienced nothing but problems the whole way through. From having my first doctor cut my pocket too low, to having ripples from hell, to having capsular contracture over and over again, to having two different sized and shaped nipples in two completely different spots... You name it, it's gone wrong with my boob jobs. There were periods of time in my life where I was too humiliated to even take my shirt off in front of a guy so I didn't even date and became cellibate. It's certainly been a journey. I have spent over $40,000 in breast augmentations/corrective procedures. And to spend all that money on something that you are insecure about in the first place AND properly do your research/due diligence with thinking you are selecting the right surgeons and STILL be right back where you started from ONLY worse off, is a completely depressing and devastating situation. Not to mention, reading comments from keyboard warrior aholes on MySpace pointing out the fact that one of my boobs sat higher or was bigger than the other (Yes morons, I had capsular contracture and was well aware of the fact, thank you very much!) or having the director on the Diet Dr. Pepper commercial point out that he could see the point (another problem due to capsular contracture) in which my implant was protruding triangularly thru my red Baywatch bathing suit and asking wardrobe if "something could be done about that" wasn't very much fun either. You see they picked ME out of thousands and thousands of beautiful, thin, gorgeous, perfect models and I was the one that was selected and paid a huge amount of money to appear in their commercial. And guess what... I wasn't PERFECT! Not that I ever claimed to be, but I really wanted to give them what it was that they were looking for and felt beyond guilty that I was anything short of PERFECTION because they certainly were paying me all that money to be and there were a whole lot of other girls that they could have chosen instead of me. For a while there, having the messed up boobs was just something that was beyond my control and I had to just deal with and make the best of it. I was either unable to afford another procedure at the time, or I was at a loss as to which surgeon to roll the dice with next, and I got to the point where I was unable to fix the problem no matter how many times I had tried already so why even bother! I was even warned by one of my doctors to "quit while I was ahead" and that "each time I went under the knife, it was going to get successively worse" which scared me even more. He said that they, "weren't that bad". Well I'm sorry but when I've got directors wondering why my boob was shaped like a triangle and they'd picked me to be in their Superbowl commercial, there IS a problem and "it's not that bad" just doesn't cut it!!!
Before meeting Dr. Motykie, I was coming from the mindset in which I had always totally regretted getting my breasts augmented in the first place, was not comfortable at all with the way my implants looked, or the size of them, and I wouldn't advise it to any girl that asked me my opinion when they were considering getting theirs done... but that's a whole 'nuther story right there.
Since meeting Dr. Motykie and having my major breast reconstructive surgery, the ending to my "regret story" has since changed. I now have a happy ending and Motykie was finally able to achieve the results that I had originally set out to get years and years ago.
The first thing I noticed about my consultation with Dr. Motykie is that he LISTENS to you and hears what you want out of the surgery. He also takes his time and thoroughly EXPLAINS everything so that you can make an informed decision and feel completely confident about placing your life in his hands. His anesthesiologist is equally great, personable, and Harvard educated. I wanted him to be my official requested anesthesiologist for life but I guess it doesn't work that way. :(
Dr. Motykie was able to fix all of my botched surgeries and give me the breasts I've been wanting since I first went under the knife. I was told by a prior doctor (who has since lost his license for putting too large of implants in women against their wishes) that I would not be unable to go smaller and that "they wouldn't look right" so I should stick with the 34DDD (800 cc) size I currently was, even though I was extremely uncomfortable in my own skin at that size. Once again Motykie saved the day and was able to reduce my size by 200 ccs and still have them look perfect.
Dr. Gary Motykie also did a wonderful revision job on the scar on my neck that I got courtesy of my wonderful experience of working as a professional wrestler for WWE and my resulting two level fusion surgery. I was left with a thick red scar that was noticeably visible but Motykie was able to correct this for me and I will be forever grateful for his amazing work.
Dr. Motykie is THE God of Plastic Surgery. You may recognize Dr. Motykie from many his many television and media appearances. He's most known for his many appearances on Dr. 90210... but DON'T WORRY, he's not the weird karate guy with the anorexic wife. He is the one who is on that show helping breast cancer survivors that have undergone breast reconstruction but are left with breasts that look and feel alien. He has even received an award from the Celebrate Life Foundation for his dedicated work with breast cancer survivors.
This man is a true artist! Just look over his before and after photos in the portfolio section of his website. Usually doctors specialize in just one thing or another. Motykie has the Midas Touch no matter what his gifted surgeon hands operate on, the results are nothing short of amazing. He's truly gifted and I could not praise him more for what he has done for me! Thank you Dr. Motykie!
And ladies (or men if you swing that way LOL) as an added bonus... there's a reason why he's been dubbed the "Real Dr. McDreamy" and Dr. "HOTykie". Expect to be A LOT a bit wowed about how super hot this lambchop surgeon is... MEEEEEOW!!!! One visit and I just know you'll be saying that "he can put his hands on me anyday"... Hahaha! ;)
For more information, please visit or call the office and tell them Bobbi Billard sent you:
Gary Motykie, M.D.
9201 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90069