My rant on the Lakeland Square Mall

July 29, 2009 at 1:53 am (Entertainement) (, , )

I’ll start this out by saying that I may be a bit spoiled when it comes to fantastic malls. I moved to Orlando, Florida from Long Island, NY when I was six years old, literally right into the middle of mall euphoria. For a maximum trip of 30 minutes or so from our home I could arrive at a solid five or six really great malls. I mean really great. They were filled with stores that I loved and came to depend on for my shopping desires and needs. One mall didn’t have what I needed? No problem. I’d simply go to another great, nearby mall. So yeah, I may be spoiled.

Maybe just a little bit.

That being said, living in Lakeland has been wonderful. I truly love this city. I didn’t always, but I have found that over time (I got here to attend SEU 9 years ago!) I have honestly fallen in love with it’s charm.


This city is so ridiculously lacking when it comes to a sufficient mall. I try, I really do, but every time I go to our city’s one real mall, I wind up leaving with a bad taste in my mouth (and I don’t think it’s Perry’s BBQ, either).

In fairness, here’s the good:

– Chick-fil-A

– Victoria’s Secret

– Bath n Body Works

– Macy’s

– Kirkland’s

It just feels like it’s getting worse and worse! In the last few months I’ve seen The Disney Store, The Gap, and the Mexican food place close down! What’s next?! I’m just saying that if Chick-fil-A were to go…*shudder* You know what? I can’t even let my mind go there.

So, Lakeland Square Mall, here are my simple requests. If you could bring in these stores, your mall would go to the next level, not to mention making this girl one happy camper:

– Express

– Guess

– Mac (the cosmetics store, but hey, the other Mac store would make my husband really happy)

– Sephora

– Bebe

– Forever 21

So, Lakeland-ers, what about you? What stores would make you happy?


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Kara Dioguardi and I: Sisters?

March 30, 2009 at 2:47 am (Entertainement, Life) ()


What do you think? Am I Kara’s long lost sister? People keep telling me I look like her!

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The Office vs. Arrested Development

August 7, 2008 at 8:39 pm (Entertainement) (, , , )

I’m recently discovering the brilliant, Arrested Development.  The writing?  Genius.  The acting?  Genius.  It is smart, smart, smart, and I love it!  It has made me want to draw comparisons, however, to my all-time favorite, The Office.  I don’t think it has dethroned that as my #1, although, they really are almost too different to compare.  Let’s take a poll.  What are your thoughts???



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