Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Pinteresting Wednesday.

I've been a bad blogger this week. And not because I've been super busy-- I've just been lazy about blogging. And it's not going to get any better the rest of the week because The Boy is coming to visit!!!! He'll be here tomorrow, and I'm so excited. :) So, to tide you over in my absence, here are some of my favorite funnies I've pinned recently.

Source: via Katie on Pinterest

Source: via Katie on Pinterest

Friday, June 22, 2012

Friday's Letters.

Dear Friday... thank goodness you are here.  This has been a very long and stressful week at work, and I'm glad it's almost over.

Dear West Wing... Oh, how I love you.  Especially you, Josh Lyman.  And Sam Seaborn.  And Toby Zieglar.  And Charlie Young.  And Donna Moss.  And, well, all of you.  Best show ever.

Dear Love Muffin... thank you for returning my Season 1 DVDs of the best show ever back home via priority mail.  :)  I was starting to have withdrawals from them being so far away.

Dear November 10... holy cow, you are too close.  Yet, too far away....  I'm impossible to please.

Dear Gym... I'm glad we've started to become friends again.  I no longer dread coming to visit you.
(Note: This is not my gym, but I'd LOVE individual TVs on my machines... But $19/mo doesn't buy that, I guess.  Haha)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Questions on My Mind Right Now.

Do I really want to watch baseball when I finally have season 1 of The West Wing back again?

How does one get a pedicure without a toenail on her big toe?

Why do cupcakes taunt me with their deliciousness?

Do I really need to clean my house for a certain houseguest next weekend? He's a boy-- they're used to dirt, right??

Where oh where did I put my fave MAC foundation?

What color should I paint my kitchen?

Where did all these clothes come from that are currently strewn about my bedroom?

Yep-- lots of deep thinking here tonight...

Monday, June 18, 2012

Baseball and Dead Presidents.

Friday, my friend Emily and I set off for a quick trip to DC.  I wanted to see the Yankees, and she was up for a weekend away, so it worked out perfectly!  I somehow managed to remember to pack my camera, but not the battery for my camera that I had charged.  So, all I have are phone pics.  But they'll do the trick!

From here to DC is around 5 hours.  Google maps thinks it's 6, but that's a lie.  Although once we hit this traffic about an hour south of the beltway, it ended up being pretty dead on. 

Our first stop was to pick up our tickets from the guy I found on craigslist.  His house was about a mile from our hotel, so it was perfect!

We stayed in Arlington, but took the metro into the city for a late dinner.  We went to this restaurant called Indique in the Cleveland Park neighborhood.  Oh my gosh.  It was AMAZING Indian food.  Seriously unbelievable.  We were starving by that time, so I didn't even remember to take a picture of the food before we dug in.

We briefly walked around for a few minutes then headed back to the hotel to get some rest.  Saturday, we got up early to hit some of the monuments before going to the ballpark since she had never been to DC before.  (Sidenote: we spent a LOT of time this trip waiting on the Metro.  I don't remember ever waiting for that long for trains to come when I lived there.  Maybe though I've just gotten more impatient as I've aged.)

Emily waiting for the metro!

White House

Washington Monument

WWII Memorial-- my fave

Lincoln Memorial

We also saw the Korean War Memorial and the MLK, Jr. Memorial, neither of which I had ever seen.  They were pretty awesome.  Then we headed to the ballpark.

This was the PNC Diamond Club.  The food looked amazing, and Emily wanted in.

The game didn't end until the 14th inning, but we had a long drive ahead, so we left at the 13th.  So, I missed Teixeira's game winning double for the Yankees, but I didn't even care.  I was exhausted and ready to head home, but I knew we had a few more stops to make.  

We got to the hotel, grabbed a quick dinner, then headed BACK into Georgetown to get some cupcakes!  We went to this awesome place called Baked & Wired.  These definitely rank right up there with some of the best cupcakes I've ever had.  I got a lemon blueberry one, and holy cow it was delicious.

Then, we did a quick driving tour of Capitol Hill.  Before heading out.

The Capitol

Library of Congress

The Supreme Court

On our way home, we had to take a detour off of I-95 in Richmond due to a wreck that had closed the whole highway.  So, we stopped at a gas station to take a break and figure out a new way to get home.  While we were there, I opened the bathroom door into my foot, ripping off my big toenail in its entirety.  Delightful...  Oddly enough, it didn't hurt THAT much and not for very long.  Emily closed her eyes and put a band aid on me, then we were on our way back home. I made it back to my house right at 2am Sunday morning, fixed up my toe, and went to SLEEP.

Sunday, I spent the afternoon with my family. It was both Father's Day and my dad's birthday, so I hung out with him most of the afternoon before coming home to crash.

What a weekend!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Sunday Social at the Movies.

Sunday Social

Favorite movie of all time?  Well, that's impossible to answer.  I have several, but my top three are probably A Few Good Men, Life With Father, and Gone With the Wind.


Favorite movie quote?  Rhett Butler: "You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how."

Best movie to watch for a girls night in?  Bridesmaids.  I love this movie something crazy.  I've seen it at least ten times, and I cry laughing every time.

Best breakup movie?  When I'm sad, I rarely want to wallow in it.  I want to watch something ridiculous and funny.  Something like Paul Blart: Mall Cop, which I almost put for question #1.  I know this movie is silly, but I absolutely adore it.  I think I've seen it at least 25 times.

Favorite celeb eye candy?  Andrew Garfield.

Which movie stars closet would you want to raid?  Jennifer Aniston.  She's got a classic look, and I love her.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

It's Okay.

Is it just me or has this week flown by??  I can't believe it's already Thursday!

Its Ok Thursdays

It's Okay...

... to take a last-minute 24 hour trip to DC to see the Yankees play!  Nick Swisher, Curtis Granderson, Derek Jeter, and DRob, here I comeeeee!!!

... to spend a lot some time at work planning for said trip.

... to not want to wake up super early to work out tomorrow given that I have a six hour drive in the evening.

... to be more than a little excited about a trip that has nothing to do with Texas.  Don't get me wrong-- I love going there (and visiting Donny, duh).  But it's nice to have a different destination after a year of going to the same place.

... that I spent a ridiculous amount of time looking at the new Erin Condren planners yesterday without deciding which cover I want to buy.  Do I want to wait and use some of our engagement pictures (which will mean I won't get the planner until at least October) or get it now without?  Decisions, decisions...

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

You Have the Right to Remain Silent...

"You have the right to remain silent; anything you say can and will be used against you in court of law. You have the right to an attorney; if you cannot afford an attorney, one may be appointed to you at no cost."

You know this phrase. Anyone who has ever watched tv or seen a movie knows it. Thanks to the Warren Court 46 years ago today, these words are now repeated all across the country all day long.

It's hard to imagine a time that these words were not common. But 46 years ago, the right to remain silent and to an attorney were not common knowledge. Thanks to the Warren Court in Miranda v. State of Arizona, 384 U.S. 436, people can no longer be interrogated at length without being advised of their rights.

Granted, they don't always take advantage of them, but that too is their right. Ernesto Miranda was ultimately convicted again at his second trial, but his name and case are now part of history.

Happy Anniversary to one of the most important days in the American legal system.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

London Calling.

Lots of excitement (of the good and bad variety) this week!  So, let's jump right in.

-- Do I really need to rehash how fantastic Sean is? I mean, he's a Texas man who loves Jesus. Clearly, he's my type. Thankfully, I have mine, so y'all can fight over Sean.

After his date with her, I said if Emily doesn't pick him, then she's crazy.  Until Jef, that is...

Shakespeare in the Park-- This was a cool date.  Some of the guys were better sports about it than others... Travis was hilarious, while Doug and Arie made the most out of having to dress up like women.  

Ryan would NOT shut up about how he got to kiss Emily.  Which is funny because he had been telling her not too long ago that she needed to be an "example" and not kiss so many men...  But of course, that doesn't mean him.

Kalon--  I know that I CAN'T recap this week without mentioning Kalon, although I'd seriously love to.  His weirdest moment to me was when he literally shooed Emily away during rehearsal for the play.  "We need to get back to rehearsal, so you can run along."  Um, does he not get that he's supposed to be trying to woo her?

Then, of course the crap hit the fan when Emily found out that he had called her daughter "baggage."  This was not news really to anyone who has been paying attention.  He told her a few weeks ago that he always wanted his first child to be HIS.  So, I don't know why this was so shocking.  Oh well, he's gone, which is all that matters (only to return to Bachelor Pad this summer, I fear...)

Jef-- He has been kind of an enigma these last few weeks.  I thought he was weird, but there was something about him that I liked.  Then this week, he really shined.  Their date (which started out weird with an etiquette lesson...) was my favorite of the week.


He's still a little off-center.  I mean he knows who (handbag-designer) Chloe is.  I didn't even know this kind of fashion information.  I had to ask twitter, and thanks to Meghan, I know now that she's like "Louis Vuitton on speed."


But, there's just something about this weird guy that Emily (and the rest of us, apparently) likes.


Ryan-- The most ridiculous part of this week's episode actually had nothing to do with Kalon. It was Ryan's scarf. What the heck is this??

Leaving us this week were Kalon (hallelujah) and Alejandro (who didn't see that one coming, really?).  Next stop on this Bachelorette train is Croatia.  Granted, the place looks beautiful, but who really travels to Europe to visit Croatia?

What about you ladies?  Team Jef?  Sean?  Arie?