Monday, March 29, 2010
my parents are in town.
And I think I love spending time with them more.
Which means Memory Monday and all posting is suspended until they fly back into the western sunset later this week.
Please don't take offense! I will be back soon to tell you all about my adventures with them!
In the meantime, go to Love Love Love and check out the Peanut in his palm Sunday outfit!
Thursday, March 25, 2010
This is a super bad photo (photo of a photo) but this was when we were in Victoria for my graduation celebration and Nicole and I found all these stuffed animals and we started taking pictures holding their hands, high fiving them, attacking them, etc and there is a series of them. Pretty darn cute we are!
My mom and dad are coming to visit me in DC!!! My mom came out last March with her good friend Victoria, who is Ben's mom and I had a great time with them here last year. Now that both my parents are going to be here I am so excited to show them around my new neighborhood and show them the city. I don't believe my dad has ever been to DC, so there is a lot to show him! I did have some trouble getting tickets to do all the touristy things- but I think we will manage to stay busy while they are here.
Some things I would really like to get to show them and are on the agenda:
Capitol tour (minus me which is okay since I have done it 5 times now)
Smithsonians (minus me as well-work calls)
Air and Space out by Dulles (excited since I have never been)
National Cathedral Tour
Tour of my office (for my dad)
See the White House (Bo I hope you are outside playing!)
Arlington National Cemetery maybe?
Old town Alex/Mount Vernon?
Of course we will do the monuments and memorials
I am tentatively planning a dinner at my apartment for us to have a night in and so they can see my new living situation (since I adore it!)
I really can hardly control my excitement! My family really is great, and while I am sure we are dysfunctional like every other family out there- I love 'em! Counting down the hours till I pick them up at the airport!
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Also if you are looking to amuse yourself for a bit and indulge that attraction to wedding stuff head over to theknot.com and try out their "inner bride" tool. This is what I created the other day:
Monday, March 22, 2010
1. Women don't like explosions- in art of life.
6. A clean apartment will get you more bedroom antics than you'd think.
9. Every woman like wedding stuff. Even lesbians.
11. Women would rather be with you. We like you. Honestly, we talk about you all the time.
And now for 11 things men might not know about me.
1. Cook with me....and I'm yours
2. If you clean...I'm attracted.
3. If you thank me for cleaning...you are a keeper.
4. I like the finer things in life but I much prefer a night in with a movie and a pizza with beer.
5. It is really cute when you walk on the outside of the sidewalk and you make sure you aren't leaving me in the dust with my short little legs.
6. Don't you dare play iPhone if I am crying.
7. If I am "organizing" --it is bad. It means I am trying to find control so I don't lash out.
8. Don't ever say "What now"
9. If you need to ask me what engagement ring I want...I'll say no.
10. You better be able to change a tire, unclog a toilet and kill spiders. I can do all these things, but I would rather not.
11. If it involves Creme Brulee...you better let me have the last bite.
What does the opposite sex not know about you?
One of my favorite places to study in college was the University Village Starbucks . It is my understanding that this location is the most heavily trafficked Starbucks location in the world (even over the original location by Pike Place). This could totally be UW urban legends taking form, but I buy it since it was always an adventure to find a table to sit at. When you would go in you would first have to scout for a table by watching people's every move to see if they were about to leave and then staking your claim by unpacking all of your study materials and then go get in line to get your beverage.
My late nights at Starbucks usually involved a sorority sister and this particular night I convinced Carly to keep me company while I "studied". I vaguely remember Carly was working on a crossword and I was reading for Philosophy of Dance class (amazing class, by far one of my favorites in the UW dance department) but we were also bitching about men and I was venting my frustrations about my then long distance relationship.
There were two guys sitting next to us and they occasionally offered a word for Carly's crossword puzzle. The night wore on, we bitched, we studied, we worked on that crossword and the hours just ticked on by. The boys next to us decided to leave and one of them comes over, slides a piece of paper with his name and number on it over to me and says a horribly provocative and revolting pick-up line (I would be ashamed to document it here) but use your most gross disgusting imaginations and you might come close to what he said.
Needless to say Carly and I just about had our jaws detach. It was unbelievable! Granted I seem to have a knack for picking up guys in Starbucks (definitely ended up dating a guy I met in Starbucks) and to this day I still tend to find myself making some odd connections in Starbucks. But this might top all of my Starbucks experiences.
Friday, March 19, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Photos courtesy of MarthaStewart.com
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
photo courtesy of: Idealog
With my ladies my last trip to Seattle
Monday, March 8, 2010
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Friday, March 5, 2010
Image from here
The "nut" fragrances are my favorites!
I put on, my skin just sucks it up like a dry sponge!
Maybe this will help?
image courtesy of Deal Finding Chick
Monday, March 1, 2010
My pin that I rocked today to represent! Like It, Love it Alpha Alpha Delta Pi!