Friday, February 27, 2009

She's Back!

I'm back from Boston,
I remain in one piece,
I'm exhausted,
I missed my soon to be Mr. and the kitties like crazy,
I have 591 blog entries left to read in my google reader.

I can think of nothing more that I'd rather do than crawl into bed with my fiance.





Except a full update soon.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Monday

You should know what Monday means--- the Bachelor.

I'm a little bit bummed about the fact that we STILL don't know what's really going to happen in the finale, even though the spoiler sites are going CRAZY with different theories.

Despite the fact that we need to wait another week, lets discuss tonight.

1. The interview with Jason. B-O-R-I-N-G! He claims that he only went to first base with Molly that night that they shared a tent together. His reasoning- "the cameras wrapped at 3am and Molly had to leave at 6pm, that only left us three hours alone."

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAH there homeboy. You're telling me that it takes you more than three hours to knock boots?

That makes me very happy that I'm soon to be married to someone that is not you.

2. Jason interview part two- why won't they just TELL us what happens in the fantasy suite? I can understand the old don't kiss and tell thing, but seriously- you just went on TV to find love. We've seen you kiss and we know everything else about you and your relationship, I say that you fess up and tell us the really story.

I'm not going to judge you for sleeping with 3 girls in 3 nights. It's a little sick, but I've also seen you make out with seven in a span of an hour.

3. The off'ed contestant interviews. CUTE. Trista and Ryan are fabulous, Charlie and Sarah are cute (although I don't know why she told everyone that he drank too much, no one would have known) and Noelle and that other dude are very cute.

I do find it very hysterical that Chris had to stand up and say, "America is very misunderstood and believes that in 17 seasons, only one of our couples has made it. Actually, there are two."

Yeah, that doesn't really prove your point there, Chris.

4. That brings me to the reunion show- WTF is with these girls and their outfits? I swear, Punky Brewster called and wants her outfit back. Lauren definitly got that sparkly, pink, kimono with a slit sleeve shirt from Rave (or maybe even Deb).








If you don't hear from me again this week, I'm away for work and I'll catch you on the flip side.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

I'm Back

I know, I was a little M.I.A. this weekend.

I was devouring the first book in the Twilight series.

You know that I love the weekend, and this one went by far too fast. Luckily, I'm only working one day this week (tomorrow) and then I'm off for the rest of the week due to my work trip (So yeah, I'm going to be M.I.A. again soon).

In other news, I've been wondering something-- what do people do with their engagement pictures?

You already saw that I posted mine, and that I love them, but what do people actually do with them (exactly the reason why I couldn't bring myself to actually pay to have them done) after you get them?

We ooh'ed and ahh'ed over them and we might make a copy of a few, but now what?

Because I like our pictures so much, I have decided to scrap my original guest book idea and have already made a Blurb book to use as our guest book. We are going to use the landscape 20 page book. All of the left pages will be filled with our pictures, and the right side will have a subtle little design and plenty of space for our guests to leave a little note.

I was a little torn over this, because I originally wanted to do a wish, prediction, advice bowl, but I just couldn't let these pictures go to waste.

The plus about the blurb book- we'll have a pretty sweet coffee table book for life!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

A Little Late...

But I've hopped on the Twilight train.

I've read half the book in less than 24 hours. I can't stop.

Friday, February 20, 2009

A Few More....

I couldn't contain myself... I had to post a few more!



Now can you see why...



I cannot pick a favorite...



Okay, that kinda makes me sound full of myself- I promise- I don't think that I'm a model or anything....I thank the talented photographer.



Okay, that's it for now!



The fiance is calling me in to watch Prom Night.

Engagement Photos Part One!

Remember last weekend- you know- when I spent 3 hours outside freezing my butt off?

Well, I think that it was worth it. The engagement pictures came out fabulously. I actually have about 30 that came out nicely, but I'll give you a sneak preview of 4 (blogger is taking far too long to upload anymore than that right now and my patience is wearing thin- although the pictures were worth it, the cold that quickly followed sucks).

Here are a few, I can't even say if they are my favorites, because I love them all far too much to decide.



The best part about it all-- is the fact that we got them done for free! My parents neighbor and close friend is a commercial photographer and he actually agreed to take the pictures for us. Our actual wedding photographer could have done them, but we'll do anything that we can to save a buck at this time (hello expensive honeymoon and wedding rings that need to be purchased).



If things go as planned, we'll have the save the dates sent out (at least to those that live afar) by Monday. It's perfect timing really, because I leave for Boston on Tuesday and didn't want to leave the task of the fiance's shoulders.



So enjoy. Ooh and Ahh and tell us how awesome we are.

mmm k? Thanks!



I'm off to lounge on the couch. My nose is stuffed and I don't think the two glasses of wine at girls night last night helped one bit.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Crap.

I fainted today at the doctors office.

I'm trying not to get alarmed- I have actually fainted at least 10 times in my life.

I fainted in shop class in the 7th grade. We watched all those movies for weeks about alerting the teacher immediately if you were hurt by a tool or machine. I scratched myself on a saw and was down for the count.

I fainted various times throughout high school as a result of pain or because I gave blood.

I fainted one particularly hot day at Six Flags in the line for the log flume.

I'm pretty much a professional fainter, and I can give people ample warning. When I was at Six Flags, I actually informed my friends and family that I was about to pass out, and my friend Chris caught me and my sister slapped me across the face. I spent the rest of the day riding roller coasters against the advice of the EMT.

I fainted again 2ish years ago while giving blood.

I manged to remain faintless since............... until today.

I should disclose that 90% of my anxiety is related to fainting. I'm not sure why, because I know when it's coming and I know what to do, but I still panic about it. In turn, when I panic, I think I'm going to faint.

Today, I had to have a pretty routine procedure done at the doctor- albeit painful and including the removal of a chunk of my insides (aka a biopsy, I'm dramatic).

I guess that I was nervous because my blood pressure was THROUGH the roof- I'm surprised they didn't send me straight to the ER (it was like 154 over 99). Of course I'm a hypo, so when I heard that I had a high blood pressure reading, I started to feel woozy. They left the cuff on me and were waiting to take another reading. As I was sitting there waiting and feeling woozy managed to say, "Excuse me, I'm going to faint" to a room full of doctors and nurses. Oops- but at least I gave warning.

(I will have you know that they actually seemed annoyed with me for fainting).

Amazingly, after the procedure- they let me go without another blood pressure reading. Being the hypo that I am, I stopped by CVS on the way home to get a another reading. Thankfully, I was down to 124 over 94. Not good, but at least it was not AS near death as it was in the doctors office.

Am I the only fainter out there?- seriously, someone tell me that they faint too. I've begged my doctor to figure out why but she just laughs at me and/or spends a total of 2.3 seconds listening to my concerns.

In other news, I'm pretty sure that I am getting a cold. Bummer.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Sunday Wrap UP

I am so behind, but we had quite a Sunday

- I swear, when you get engaged, there's something that you have to do every single weekend.

On Sunday morning, the fiance and I met his mom, two sisters, god daughter, and brother in law at the mall. The fiance and brother in law headed off in one direction, and the girls went to task looking for a mother of the groom dress.

We found one that looked totally cute, but I'm not sure if my future mother in law was quite as impressed.

We managed to shop for an hour before the boys grew restless and it was time for lunch.

Boyfriend and I went directly from lunch to my parents house. We were meeting with a potential day of coordinator at 1:30 and it's apparently imperative that the bride attends that meeting.

Luckily, the girl seems fabulous and her references have checked out. Now my mom needs to convince my dad that we need her- she doesn't want to have to do all of the dirty work on the wedding day.

After meeting with the planner, my parent's neighbor took us out by the lake for our engagement photo session. People have been asking and asking about our save the dates, so we sucked it up, froze our asses off outside and posed for about 300 pictures. After the photo session we got to see all of the pictures and I'm so excited about so many of them! As soon as I get some copies you know that I'm going to post them!

After all of that, mom showed us the save the dates (we bought the cards at Michaels, she printed out the info in the insert). They are chocolate brown with a beautiful swirly design. We could have spent thousands on them, but I figured that most people would throw them in the trashcan after writing the date down on the calender, so I decided to take the more affordable route. Unfortunately, taking the more affordable route also causes a little bit more work. We discovered that my mom accidentally printed out all of the save the dates with the wrong wedding website. Oops.

As a result, we had to unstuff, reprint and restuff 100 inserts.

After all is said and done, we managed to finish them, they look great and now all that we need to do is choose a picture and mail them out. I hope to have them all addressed, with pictures inserted and in the mail by the end of February (did I mention that I'll be away- as in- not in the state of Maryland Mon-Fri next week?).

I have yet to determine if I'm going to send them to local guests. Does anyone have any insightful tips about that?

Oh My Bachelor!

What the heck just happened on the bachelor?



Yeah, I'm going to have some spoilers.






Turn your head if you haven't seen it yet.







You have had plenty of warnings.


Here goes....

What in the world? First off, I thought Deanna was coming back for this episode. I kept watching and watching and there wasn't a slight mention of her arrival.

In other news, it was the exotic fantasy date special. Yeah, New Zealand is great and all, but not exactly my idea of an exotic fantasy date location. I want sand, I want surf, I want massage oil. All of the dates seemed pretty lame if you ask me. Those are the types of activities that I would want to enjoy with my parents while on vacation- not my future husband (wink, wink).

Obviously, all three girls spent the night in the fantasy suite, obviously they all made out a lot, and obviously every girl told him that they were falling in love/or in love with him.

I wasn't even surprised that Jillian went home. Not even the slightest bit surprised. She seemed too methodical and didn't even tell him that she loved him in the television message before the rose ceremony.

I knew that it was going to come down to Melissa and Molly. Amazingly, I like them both and I don't even care who wins (well duh, I care- but I don't have a strong favorite, I like them both).

This is where I get nervous.

The scenes for next week show Jason making an almost suicidal leap off of the balcony, hysterically crying. The teaser for the after the final rose show actually states that they can't have an audience because something totally dramatic and super top secret happened- and that they need to ensure the privacy for those involved.

Seriously, what the heck could have happened? I need answers. I don't want to wait two weeks.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Belated Valentines Day

I'm a day late, but I hope that you all had a very Happy Valentines Day!

The fiance snuck out of bed very early on Saturday morning and I woke up to this...... in bed.



When we registered at Crate and Barrel they gave us a cheesy little glass heart shaped bowl. The fiance found the most perfect use for this, and made me the cutest little heart shaped eggs.

He also got me flowers, a new Steelers (current super bowl win) license plate holder, and a Steelers super bowl glass (I love it).



We spent most of the day shopping around town and ended the night with dinner at home. We had crab cakes, steamed shrimp, baked brie, and homemade peanut butter fudge cake (delish).

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Attitude Problem

I have had an attitude problem today.

But I don't care.

Today sucked at work. It was stressful, people were being mean, parents and kids were freaking out, I had several very long meetings. It just WAS NOT fun.

Anyways, I know that I had decided to stop posting about work because there appears to be a work troll stalking my blog, but I'm over it. I can't contain myself.

At my one school we have a VERY passive aggressive staff member. I don't think she knows that everyone thinks she's passive aggressive and that we have caught on to her, but we have. Trust me. I'm certainly not the only one that has noticed.

Well, I think passive aggressive people suck. Just say what you feel, don't putz around. Or you could take my approach- shut your mouth, smile and let people walk all over you.

Well today, I was fed up with it.

Miss PA (passive aggressive) rushed into my office earlier this week requesting me to send home an ADHD scale, score it and write the report within 2 days.

I can be a pushover so I said yes. I gave her the report and told her the diagnosis that I had made.

End of story right?

Well today she emailed me to tell me that I had to present the report to the parents (I can't, I have a doctors appointment that day).

I asked her if this was a new rule, that the psychologist has to present results at 504 meetings.

She wrote back and CC'ed the freaking principal. (One thing that I hate more than people that are passive aggressive is people that CC other peoples' bosses. How immature). She wrote that she told me that she talked to the principal about it and the principal wants me to present the results too. She also told me that I COULD TAKE IT UP with the principal if I had a problem with it.

Oh no you didn't. Homey don't play that.

Normally, I would let it slide, but my day was so shitty that I wrote back-feeling quite pissed- and CC'ed the principal (because two can play this game).

I'm kind of regretting it now. Here is my exact email (with key information taken out), tell me if I took it too far..........

(be honest, I may have. That's what happens when you piss me off).

I'm sorry it took me some time to respond, I wanted to investigate the 504 process more and speak with Mrs HeadOf504Plans regarding my role etc., before I got back to you.

I was honestly confused and I thought that it was a legitimate rule that I was unaware of (I'm definitely not a 504 expert). I did not realize that the problem was that you did not feel comfortable presenting the results-- otherwise I would have been fine with it. That is why I questioned it in the first email.

I had assumed that you had already met with the parents and had discussed your concerns about attention problems (since I only had one week to complete the entire evaluation), as I thought was the rule with 504 plans. Legally, we are supposed to hold a meeting and obtain permission to assess, present concerns and speak with the parents before just sending home an ADHD checklist. I was under the impression that all of this was done as good practice. Although I do not need to attend the 504 meetings granting consent, I would like some warning about them to avoid similar confusion from now on (all forms can be accessed from blackboard- including the form titled "consent for 504 evaluation").

Just to clarify, since there appears to be some confusion, from now on I am unable to just hand out Attention/Deficit rating scales, as mandated by Mr. HeadOfSchoolPsych, without written permission from the parents (obtained in person during a meeting) and without an observation report completed by someone other than myself indicating a need for a 504 plan and attention screening.

I will present the results, but I'm unsure as to when I will be able to do so. I will try to call mom to set up an appointment tomorrow from MyOtherSchool.

I will attempt to meet with her on Wednesday, but I am out next Tuesday (2/16) and I am out the following Tues AND Weds (2/24 and 2/25) because the InsertRandomGovernmentAgencyHere is sending me to the InsertConferenceNameHere convention in InsertCityHere for the entire week. Both absences have been written in the meeting schedule book since December 2008.

Thanks,

Miss. Very Pissed off Crazy Cat Lady

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Ads

You may have noticed that I have added some "Ads" to my blog.

It's a temporary test. I'm not sure how it works, but......

If I actually make some money I'm spending it all on giveaways for you all!

Another Train Wreck

I am actually really surprised that no one else is blogging about this.

I can't contain myself any longer.

That mom of octuplets, Nadya Sulman is really, really, really pissing me off.

First of all, she has six kids already and lives with her mother. She cannot even take care of herself let alone her preexisting children.

Secondly, She has not worked for TEN years. She has been on disability and food stamps since an accident at work.

Interesting, considering the fact that she most certainly appears to have had plastic surgery-- I wonder where that money came from?

Also interesting is the fact that she is so disabled that she can't sit at a desk all day, but she's not so disabled that she can't have EIGHT freakin' kids growing inside her.

I've never had a baby, but I see mothers of one having difficulty during pregnancy- it's absolutely shocking to think that a "disabled" person could carry 8.

Whoever let this disabled woman, who already survives on food stamps, disability checks and lives with her freakin' parents have in vitro fertilization should be fired immediately and his medical degree should be revoked.

Who paid for her in vitro? I PERSONALLY know people that struggle to have children-- who can't have them on their own (and that are successful and hold jobs)-- yet they can BARELY afford in vitro fertilization. This lady has managed to do so with every single one of her children?!?!?!? Something isn't adding up.

Really, it baffles me.

What pisses me off even more is the fact that she's getting so much publicity. An article on MSNBC noted that she's received hundreds of book and television deals. That makes me absolutely sick. I will never endorse or support anything about this woman.

She made her own bed, she decided to go ahead and be a single mother raising 14 kids on her own. I don't think we need to make her the next John and Kate Plus Eight and virtually hand her a 1.3 million dollar house.

Why is it that hardworking people like myself can barely get by, but the world is willing to shell out money, support, and houses to stupid people?

Rant over.

Can you tell that I am royally pissed about this lady?

Monday, February 9, 2009

Train Wreck!

I'm still up.. I need to watch the bachelor and the hometown dates..

HOWEVER,

I need to interrupt the show to say a few things about Naomi





(it's not really a spoiler)


1. She is WAY too in love with him for having one alone date in 6 weeks.

2. Her family is whack. Train wreck.



Jason, step away from Naomi. If that chick wins this show I'll be incredibly surprised.



W.H.A.C.K.

Oh My Word

Obama talk good.

.. and people made fun of George Bush's speech.

The fiance and I are going to have to start a new drinking game..

I take a shot the next time he says supplies instead of surprise.

No really, I'm just pissed that he's cramping my Bachelor viewing activities.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

It's already Sunday

What a nice little weekend I had.

On Friday, the fiance and I stayed in and watched a movie because we had to get up early on Saturday- we had a full day planned.

We met with our photographer on Saturday morning to discuss some details and to look at her albums. The fiance and I are so thrilled with her and we cannot wait to work with her on our wedding day. She's personable, she's from Pittsburgh (which means she's awesome) and she's an absolute hoot. Did I mention that although she's shot for Vogue and other various magazines, her prices are actually super reasonable and we can afford her. Seriously, it's fate.

After meeting with the photographer, we stopped by the fiance's parents house for lunch. After their house, we hit up his grandmothers.

On the way home we stopped at the jewelry store to pick out our wedding bands. We both knew what we wanted, but we wanted to get a price quote. The fiance designed the most perfect engagement ring for me, and because it is all prong set diamonds, I need to get a custom prong set wedding band (or a plain band).

Because I'm me, I don't want to go with the plain band. As a result, we had to pick out and price five additional diamonds for the wedding band. We were nervous about the pricing, because the fiance outdid himself with the engagement ring and for it to look perfect, we need five diamonds to round out the wedding band. I think that we're going to be able to do it and we both feel much better now that we know how much we actually have to save. Hopefully we'll be able to purchase both rings (mine and his) within the next few months.

{Luckily, wedding bands are much more affordable than engagement rings}.

After we returned home from our day out, we went online and we booked our honeymoon! We still have to get our flights, but we put down the deposit on our hotel room and we are officially hitting up Antigua and Barbuda for 7 nights. I cannot wait. We celebrated the moment with a champagne toast.

This is where things went downhill.

I love champagne. I seriously love it. I would drink it for breakfast in the form of a mimosa and It's quite honestly my favorite drink. Sadly, Champagne doesn't love me.

I have finally discovered that whenever I drink more than three glasses of champagne in one night, I'm hugging the toilet.

I've thrown up approximately four times in my entire life due to alcohol. Three of those occurrences were after 3+ glasses of champagne.

It's a pity really, I can drink 3 glasses of wine, I can down 6 beers and there isn't any vomit in sight. You provide me with my favorite drink, and it's all downhill from there.

Suffice to say, I had a rough night and morning so today was pretty low key. I dusted, I vacuumed, I did laundry and then we hit up an matinee showing of He's Just Not that Into you. Now, I'm exhausted and so ready for bed. I'm doing my best to stay up and prolong the time between now and when I hear my alarm clock alerting me that it's Monday.

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In other news, The Cat's Pajamas is hosting a V'Day giveaway get over there, but cross your fingers that I'm the big winner =]

We have a winner!

We have a winner for the Valentines Day Giveaway!

I had 36 entries and the winner was chosen out of my little star shaped bowl.

I was going to film me picking a winner, because it's fun when others do it, but I have a monstrous zit on my chin that should not be captured on film.


As a result, you're going to get this picture instead....





Megan from Wandering D.C. said...

I am actually SHOOTING a wedding this Valentine's day! I hope to winnnnnn. :)

Send me your address Megan and I'll send your gift out by Wednesday!
Enjoy

Friday, February 6, 2009

They Are Everywhere

Seriously, it's giveaway season. Here's another one from over at Pink & Chic. I almost hate to tell everyone about it because I SO want to win.

I think it's about time for me. I have entered approximately 2343432 giveaways and I have won zero. I'm crossing my fingers.....

It's hair yo

I'm sorry that all I do is talk about my wedding, but I am obsessed with it and I want to write everything down so that I have it on record (there's so much planning that goes into a wedding, it's easy to forget something). This blog serves as my personal wedding planner.

I win, you may suffer (Although, I suspect that many of you secretly love hearing about my wedding)

Now, onto the hair. I WISH that I had long flowing, wavy locks that I could wear down a la Jessica Simpson, but I don't. I have stick straight hair that is arguably silkier than baby hair (read: baby fine). As a result, I'm going have to wear it all up at my wedding.

After searching high and low, I have narrowed my wedding day hair down to three contenders.

This is one look.. but I will not be wearing a flower in my hair. I have a veil, so I'm not sure how that would work. I'm also worried that I don't have nearly enough hair to pull this one off.



Moving on... I love this hair. I would marry it if it's name were fiance. I'm most certainly going to try to get this one, but again, I so don't have that much hair and I have no idea where my veil would go.


Last but not least is this little beauty. I want it, it's unique. I'm not sure how many people can actually style that look (it looks incredibly difficult to do).

Which is your favorite?

Quotation

A few days ago, Megan from Wandering D.C. "interviewed" me blog style.

She asked me what my favorite quote was and I clearly forgot to mention my most favorite quote of all time.

Without further ado,

"When life hands you lemons, stick them down your shirt and make your boobs look bigger."

Seriously, I live by it.





SCROLL DOWN and don't forget to enter my giveaway!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Those Darn Kids

On Wednesday, I was testing a fifth grader. FYI- a fifth grader is 10 years old.

I can't really get into specifics, because my testing is confidential and all, but lets pretend that I asked him why he suspects that policemen wear uniforms.

His answer......

"Well isn't it obvious? It's because many ladies like their men in uniform."

Nice answer lil' guy. Unfortunately, I couldn't give him any points.


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Coincidentally, I had forgotten to blog about this kid until I read two blogs today that reminded me of it. Two blogs that clearly stated that they didn't lust after policemen and/or find them or their uniforms attractive.

I should tell the fifth grader that he's wrong.

I suspect that he would say "Oh Snap" and continue singing T-Pain.


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Another side note- I cannot let a kid say Oh Snap without telling them that it's my cat's name (yeah, I'm obsessed). I didn't name him Oh Snap for the kids and/or to look cool (I mean hello, I'm in my twenties, I say Oh Snap), but they most certainly get a kick out of it.

The Secret is in the Sauce: February Giveaway: Bedroom Bliss

Ooh la la, this is one that I REALLY want to win!

The Secret is in the Sauce: February Giveaway: Bedroom Bliss

Wedding Flowers Part 2

Now, onto the bridesmaids....

The girls will be carrying hand tied bouquets with the black bacarra roses, hypericum berries (I didn't attach a picture) and the following....

Purple Stock...


Purple Lizzies....


Orange Lilies...


and Milva Roses


I am very excited about their bouquets as well. In fact, I'm so excited about them that we may actually use the bouquets as centerpieces for several of our tables after the ceremony and pictures.

We were going to do all pumpkins filled with fall flowers and fall foliage, but we've since been thinking about doing half our tables with the pumpkin arrangements and half with the bridesmaid bouquets in a vase.

The jury is out. I'll keep you updated!






In other news, don't forget to enter my Valentines Day Giveaway. You have until Sunday to enter.

Wedding Flowers

You may remember that I met with several florists last week. Well, the florist that I fell in love with came back with the most affordable quote (the other came back 1,500 dollars higher.. yikes)!

I am so excited about the flowers and I cannot wait for my wedding day!

Now, after much debate, I have decided upon and contracted for my bridal bouquet.

At first, I was going to go with the all white look, but I changed my mind at the last minute. I will be walking down the aisle with a hand tied bouquet full of...


Drum Roll.......


Deep Burgundy Ranunculus




and, my personal favorite, black bacarra roses!


Obviously, my bouquet is going to look better, but this will give you an idea of the flowers that I decided on.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Guess What Time it is?



It's that time again-- time for a giveaway that is! I'm going to send one lucky reader a special package that is full of pink and red, and that is sealed with a hug (sorry, I don't kiss strangers, even if they are blog friends) and lots of love.

The contents are going to be a surprise, but I promise that your entry will be worth it. I will also add the disclaimer that this giveaway is better suited for a chick.

Now, onto the rules....

1. For ONE entry, leave me a comment and tell about what you're doing this valentines day.

2. For ONE more entry, become a follower of my super sweet blog. Please leave another comment stating if you are already or are now a follower.

3. For ONE more entry, post about my giveaway on your blog. Again, please leave me a comment letting me know that you posted about the giveaway.

Best of luck! I'll pick a winner on Sunday February 8th!

Bonus

Someone asked me if I lost weight today. I'm not sure that I actually did, but it's the first time in a long time that I haven't been asked if I'm pregnant.

SWEET.

In other news, if you were wondering why I'm lusting after a king sized bed.. it's because the fiance and I are currently sharing a full sized bed with two cats. It's a tight squeeze and may be contributing to my insomnia.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Q & A

1. What were you doing​ and who were you with at 9:59 PM on Frida​y night​?​​​
I was at a local bar enjoying wings and beer with 10 friends and one cute fiance.

2. What is the last thing you read/are currently reading?
Aside from all the stupid psych reports that I'm writing and editing- blogs on my reader and wedding magazines.

3. Do you nap a lot?
Define a lot!?! I nap maybe once every few weeks but I must admit that I suck at naps. If I nap for more than half an hour I wake up one cranky biatch.

4. Who was the last person you hugged?
The fiance at least five times a day.

5. What is your current obsession/addiction?
My honeymoon and purchasing a king size bed big enough for two cute kitties.

6. What was the last thing you said out loud?
Something about the whack silver team on the biggest loser.

7. What websites do you always visit when you go online?
Gmail and Google Reader

8. What was the last item you bought?
Hmm.. 6 lemon burst yoplait yogurts, 4 bonne bell chap sticks (strawberry, Dr. Pepper, and Lemonade to be exact), a highlighting kit (I do my own, I can't afford real highlights), bandaids, and chicken nuggets-- all from Target.

9. What is your most challenging goal?
Losing those last ten pounds. I like junk food far too much.

10. If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished- anywhere in the world, where would it be?
To be honest, I think I'd stay right here. But of course I'd be in a mansion right on the water.

11. Favorite store?
Ann Taylor Loft- I guess. I'm on a hiatus from shopping. It kinda sucks.

12. Say something to the person who tagged you.
No one tagged me, I just stole this.

13. Name one thing you just can't resist no matter how bad it is for you:
Swedish fish, sour patch kids, margaritas, and Chinese food.

14. What is your favorite item of clothing?
My purple trench coat, hounds tooth patent leather pumps, my little black dress and every pair of sweats that I own.

15. What would your American Gladiator name be and why?
AshFace! Mostly because it's a name that only the fiance could appreciate.

16. Name one thing you can not live with out:
My chapstick. Being addicted sucks.

17. Has a celebrity's haircut ever influenced you on your own hairstyle?
I guess Reese Witherspoon.. but really, I don't have a hairstyle. It's hard to own a hairstyle when you have baby fine, silky, silky, silky, stick straight here that just hangs there.

18. If you could pick one ingredient in a mojito that best represents you what would it be and why?
That's a random question, but now I could really go for a mojito.

19. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Knocked up, barefoot and in the kitchen (ideally).

Honeymoon

The best part of wedding planning!

We have finally decided on a resort AND an island.

The fiance (or husband by then) and I will be going to ANTIGUA and BARBUDA!

I'm beyond excited about it and I've always wanted to go there.

It was hard to narrow down our list because a). I've been to several islands and b). we're going during hurricane season but Antigua is one of the safer areas during hurricane season.

The only problem now... airfare. ugh.

It's about 700 dollars for a round trip ticket to Antigua. I've already tried priceline.. the whole name your own price bit. They claim to offer 40% off.. but I offered up to 400 dollars per ticket without a bite in sight.

Does anyone have any top secret hidden airfare tips and tricks? I'd love you forever if you would share.......

Monday, February 2, 2009

A lovely little weekend!

On Friday, I had my dress fitting after work. My dress is just as beautiful as I remembered and I cannot wait to see it again. Unfortunately, I have to wait until June this time around!

After the fitting, I met a large group of friends out for happy hour and came home to play the Wii after that-- and to change into sweat pants. Now that is my kind of night.

On Saturday, we met some friends at the bowling alley and went midnight bowling. Nothing like sucking at bowling under strobe lights and loud music.

Then on Sunday, we headed to our friends' house for a Superbowl party. We ate a lot, I cheered on my boyfriends, and my boyfriends won the game! We toasted the win with some champagne and I was on an adrenaline high until well after midnight.

Suffice to say, I took today off. I could barely function at 7am this morning. My fabulous weekend quickly turned into a fabulous long weekend.

I've spent the day trying to come up with a persuasive excuse to turn Superbowl Sunday into Superbowl Saturday.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

My Boys Won!!

I almost went into cardiac arrest, but we WON!!

YEAH STEELERS!

Happy Superbowl Sunday

I think that it's obvious who I want to win!!

Steelers Pictures, Images and Photos

GOOOOOOO STEEEEEEEEEEEEELERS!