Friday, April 30, 2010

yey yey yey, it's FRIDAY!

few reasons as to why I am a happy girl...

1. I got my first paycheck since Jan. 4th. Time to SHOP!

2. Tomorrow is the Virginia Gold Cup Horse Races. I will be in a sundress and hat, Scott in something redic and a surprise box of props for our tent. (pics will be up Monday).

3. It's going to be in the 80's all weekend!!

4. The dude who sits next to me at work who I can't stand (mainly because he's a philly fan) isn't here today.

5. I'm meeting my huzby-to-be in Tysons tonight for some dins and nerd spotting.


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Went to go see the band Phoenix last night at my least favorite venue ever, BUT the band was awesome live and made me forget for a few that I really dislike the DAR. Phoenix, a band from Paris has been around for a long time (1995 to be exact) but only recently broke into the radio scene and festival season and this was my FIRST TIME SEEING THEM!!!! I was pleasently surprised and the hype is all true behind these guys. They are talented, fun to watch and have a lot of energy on stage complete with a creepy guitarist who strangely looks into the crowd with his bottom lip protruding like a basset hound. THANK YOU TODD FOR THE FRONT ROW TICKETS!

then the band yelled, "everyone come on up to the stage!"
sooooo... they did.

as we were walking home we decided to take a pic by Obama's house... awwwwwww...

Monday, April 26, 2010

I've been to a LOT of weddings in my day... a LOT! But this wedding, WOW! They pulled out all the stops with this one. The church was classic Catholic, complete with an Italian priest. The wedding tent was unreal with drapery and the centerpieces were flowers with crystals and jeez, I don't even know how to explain it all. It looked like it came out of the show, platinum weddings. It was a who's who event pretty much with everyone from DC folk, to Miami and the music was a full piece band with brass and bass. The bride, my very good friend Kristin looked like she was straight out of a magazine and the groom was glowing. They really did a great job and I was very happy to have been apart of their amazing day. And, Scott was a trooper with pain killers and muscle relaxers in tow... that's a completely different story all together. :)

some pics...

Me, Aaron, Jess and Scottie

The beautiful bride and groom who are now on their way to Bali for 16 days!
Love you K Rae ... can't wait to catch up and drink some wine and talk about how much our lives have changed... for the BETTER!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

my bosses keep buggin me about my fiance, they are like nosey little children. "When can we meet him", "What's he doing?" "What do you guys like to do on weekends?" "Why does he like you?" (that last one hasn't been said yet... but it will). So, I brought in a picture to put on my desk of us. We look like 70's porn stars... awesome.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


(i can't belive it was that hard to get and the concert isn't until October!)

I AM THE HAPP HAPP HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD! Hello Austin, I have missed you.

oh and Watson... get my room ready. :)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Dear ACL Gods...

please let me get tickets to the concert this year. Ive had them for the last 4 and it's only fair to let me get them this time around... please? Just look how much fun I have AND this time I want to take Scott... so DOUBLE please?!
the above is one of my favorites because of Jill's scowl. Me though? I couldn't be happier!
(for the record, Jill is happy too, she's just so awesome at making that face!)

hodge podge

It's Tuesday and Tuesday isn't as bad as Monday, but it's still Tuesday and that's too early in the week. Sooooo, my mind has wandered a bit today. First thought... I need a manicure but am bored of the "dark" I usually paint my nails. I did hot pink last time... but I am really loving this mint color...
i think i'll try that. Scott will be the first to tell me he hates it and I will smile with glee.

For those uninterested in nail colors...
Redskins taking Trent Williams of Oklahoma? Who knows... that team continues to surprise me every freakin season. I CANT WAIT!!!! And I can't wait to take Scottie to his first Skins game!!
ok, I should work now... that's just so not as fun.

Friday, April 16, 2010

As if the sport of hockey wasn't already very violent... but, Scott and I went to game 1 of the Stanley Cup Play Off's for the CAPS last night. First, the team comes out to Marilyn Mason's "Beautiful People" followed up with a Metallica song to further get the crowd amped and then I hear Prodigy's "Fire Starter" in there... IT WAS AWESOME! I mean, the crowd couldn't be more rabid, loud and totally into this game... thennnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn, we lost in over time. Damn.

Anyways, here's my rally towl that i made into a shirt to wear to work today.
i didn't really make it into a shirt. I'm not that much of a loser. close though.

whats you're plan for the weekend?

Thursday, April 15, 2010

i gots the crabs...

my lord, that joke just never gets old here on the east coast around this time of year. yes folks, it's blue crab season. blue crabs are a VA/MD native crustation and they are oh SO GOOD! Scottie and I decided to host a crab bash and grill last weekend at our apartment. We had a 1/2 bushel of crabs, chicken on the grill, baggo on the lawn and too many beers to think about! It was a great time with great friends!

me and my crabby friends

and i made two little friends who wanted to eat with us on the sidewalk...

in un-exciting news I started my job yesterday and the best part about having a job is that you have more free time to blog. :) My new bosses would just love to read that I'm sure. Anyways, the new job has me going to LA on May 10th for about 5 days... really. I just moved from there and now I have to go back. Unbelieveable! I'm excited for the new opportunities but I'm serious when i say that my couch and I are having some serious separation anxiety problems. :) Retirement was just so NICE!

ok, back to the grind.

Monday, April 12, 2010


We FINALLY set a date and picked a venue!


isn't it just so PRETTY!?!?!?!

We're getting married on Kent Island in Maryland. Mostly known from the movie Wedding Crashers but it's absolutely perfect, so us and we couldn't be happier. :)

Friday, April 9, 2010


I just about fell off my couch looking at the fall 2010 preview of JCrew. I almost have tears in my eyes because I'll be able to once again afford JCrew... (LA you screwed me money wise). Ok, sorry... I was having a moment and I had to share. It's just so pretty and I can see myself in every single one of those outfits! Just LOOK! It's layering to perfection.
Have a great weekend everyone! I'm off to the local watering hole to see some old friends and then getting ready for my crab smash tomorrow!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Costco scares me. There is so much there and I get overwhelmed and freak-out shop. Freak-out shopping is pretty damn fun. Here is a list of what I bought. No reason for ANY of them... I just thought at that moment I needed them. 

a fan 
500 red cups (i am no longer in college but I still felt the need to get them)
massive tub of potato salad (looked good). 
socks for Scott and, 
a cooler that is painted like a football. 

what a waste of great way to spend my money as I look at it all in front of me. That cooler though... so awesome. 

By the way... 146 days and 3510 hours until Gamecock kick off. Yep, for real.

let's play a game called 'catch up'

... ok, I'll go first. 

We've gotten some GREAT news in the past week or so! 

FIRST! WE ARE BOTH EMPLOYED! Scottie got a job doing BD for a defense contracting firm in Tysons Corner in VA.  Of course he gets a corner office with a big window with a view. Lucky dude! As for me, I'm working for a media company which ironically will take me back to LA a few times a year. I already told the girls we're having a sparkle party part  duex! 

SECOND! I qualified for a new study for UC/Chrones. I start in a week and it's a daily shot in the arm. They expect the drug to be approved very soon but I am happy to be a lab rat if it works! I'm a LAB RAT! jealous? I know. 

THIRD! I don't have a third. Dammit. 

Life has been good for us lately... we spend Easter down at the lake in Spotsylvannia with some family. There were some vicious easter egg hunts, conversations down by the dock and a lot of kayaking. Here are some pics. 

I like to kayak without a paddle. :) 

We did check out another wedding venue... Black Horse Inn. We both really liked it, but we're still looking. 

our goal is to have a venue and date by the end of this month. 

I'm going to start to blog everyday or close to everyday again. Just needed a little break. Hi, Friends!