Monday, June 30, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
1. What time did you get up this morning? 7:50 - I like my sleep
2. Diamonds or Pearls? I like both, but right now I can't afford diamonds, so pearls it is!
3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Sex and the City
4. What is your favorite TV show? the Office, Lost, Wife Swap (its really funny), Super Nanny
5. What did you eat for breakfast? coffee, yogurt, cantaloupe
6. What foods do you dislike? I don't like lamb. I like bananas but I don't like imitation banana flavored things - like banana popsicles or banana slurpees. I'm not really a picky eater, so thats all I can think of right now.
7. Your favorite potato chip? I like Ruffles ridged potato chips
8. What is your favorite CD at the moment? I don't really have a fave right now, but I agree with Downtown Southern on MJ's greatest hits - its an awesome cd even though he is weird. I also love Madonna's greatest hits.
9. What kind of car do you drive? Acura Integra
10. Favorite sandwich? smoked turkey on french bread with house dressing - my sister will know where this is from.
11. What characteristics do you despise? hypocrisy, narrow-minded people, lying, inconsiderate people . . . I could go on, but I'll stop
12. What are your favorite clothes? I love wearing sundresses in the summer. In the winter, I wear a lot of cable knit sweaters and jeans.
13. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go? Italy or Paris
14. What color is your bathroom? Black and white tiled floor and white walls
15. Favorite brand of clothing? J.Crew
16. Favorite time of day? I like the 7:00 p.m. hour - I'm usually home from the gym and relaxing at home.
17. Where would you want to retire to? wherever Fiance is (hopefully its near the water)
18. Favorite sports to watch? Basketball and VT football
19. Coke or Pepsi? definitely coke
20. Are you a morning person or night owl? definitely a night owl
21. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share? we're painting this weekend! its not very exciting but I thought I would share :)
22. What did you want to be when you were little? A lawyer
23. What is your best childhood memory? I loved staying with my grandparents - both sets. I always felt grown up when I was there by myself. We also had a lot of great vacations - like Disney World, NYC, Lake George.
24. Nicknames? My family calls me Sissy
25. Piercings? Ears
26. Eye Color? Hazel
27. Favorite day of the week? Saturday
28. Favorite restaurant? I love me some PF Chang's
29. Favorite ice cream? depends what kind of mood I am in - I love Bruster's Birthday Cake Ice Cream - its pure sugar
30. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? probably a Super Target, to be practical, but most likely J.Crew
31. Bedtime? 10:30 - 11:00
32. What are you listening to right now? the hum of the air conditioning in my office and my typing
33. How many tattoos do you have? none! thank goodness
34. Next film you'll see? I'm a dork but I want to see the movie Kit - the American Girl - haha - I love those movies!
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Here is my thought . . . what if brides starting bartering for “day of” coordinating services? At my sister’s wedding, my mom had an acquaintance come and coordinate the ceremony start. Then my mom did the same for her daughter. It was nice because they weren’t good enough friends to come to the wedding, but they trusted each other for this small task.
This post is not at all meant to offend any wedding coordinator. I link to several wedding coordinator blogs and they are really fabulous. I realize they provide a valuable service to a lot of couples. That being said, I don’t know how everyone else feels, but it shocks me to find out how much some wedding coordinators are charging.
If you all are anything like me, you have devoured every wedding magazine you’ve come across since you became engaged. I have read every wedding blog I could find. I have heard all of the horror stories and all of the “behind the scenes” stuff and what should be in your "emergency" bag. I feel like I am prepared to handle emergency situations, should they arise. So, I thought – some of my fellow bloggers must feel the same way.
What do you all think? Trading with another bride in your area, to be her day of coordinator and then she would do the same for you? I feel like this idea is so much better than asking a friend or a family member to be the coordinator. Because, this would be a person who is detached from the situation and all of your guests can enjoy themselves. The other added bonus is, who better understands than another bride? They know the small details mean something to you.
Obviously the two brides would have to talk about what their expectations would be, but I think it could work. It may mean giving up a Saturday during your wedding planning, but it might be worth it. What do you think?
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
This novel was worse than Baby Proof. I was so bored when I was reading it. I would try to read a chapter a night, but sometimes, I couldn’t even get through that. Well I finally finished it last week. I have to admit, the last two chapters were good. However, I was disappointed with the book. Call me old-fashioned, but why can’t she just write about someone actually loving the one they are with? Why is it, in her books, that the main characters always have to venture out of their relationships to decide whether or not they really do - love the one they are with?
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
I don't really want to do a whole lot in the garden. However, I have always loved the look of white lights. What do you all think about white lights on the trees? Or do you have any other suggestions (that might be less time consuming :-)?
Monday, June 23, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
This weekend is going to be a celebration of my birth, according to Fiance, and that’s fine by me. I love celebrating my birthday. I don’t know if it’s because my birthday is in the summer and I always felt slighted, but I love to celebrate it.
Last year, was not the best birthday, I was studying for the bar. However, my Daddy may have topped all birthdays last year. He spent a good two minutes trying to get our dog to tell me “happy birthday.” He knew it would make me laugh.
Tonight, Fiance is taking me to dinner at my favorite restaurant and then I will be enjoying my birthday cake. I’m excited – can you tell?
I am including my horoscope from this month's Instyle. I don’t have a lot of faith in horoscopes, but this one was pretty right on. Out of pure curiosity, how many Gemini blog friends do I have?
“You’re witty, curious and up on the latest trends, not to mention a brilliant communicator. On the other hand . . . with so many varied interests, follow through is not always your strong suit. Stellar style, you choose clothes in classic shapes and styles but continually reinvent your look with statement pieces from your vast collection of accessories. Love personality . . . ever independent, you’re slow to settle down – and even when you do, you never give up the hobbies you love. Wise partners know that the way to win your heart is by stimulating your mind.”
I have to admit – that last line is my favorite. That’s one of the things I love about Fiance – our talks.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
PS - please let me know if you are a bride - I have a special section just for my fellow brides to be
Monday, June 16, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
(Post rules at the beginning of the post. Answer all the questions. Tag 6 people, go to their blog and leave a comment to inform them that they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answers.)
1. What were you doing ten years ago? I was living it up at VA Tech. I loved college.
2. What are five things on your to-do list today?
*Pilates after work.
*Change the sheets in my guest bedroom.
*Pack up some of my stuff to take to Fiance's house this weekend.
*Do 50 push-ups so my arms look buff in my white dress.
*Update my "wedding to-do" list. How sad is it that, that's on my "regular" to-do list?
3. Snacks you enjoy?
I love all kinds of food. For snacks, I usually eat triscuits, string cheese or a 100 calorie pack of crackers.
4. Places you’ve lived:
I've only ever lived in the greatest place ever, the Commonwealth of Virginia.
5. What are 5 things you would do if you were a billionaire?
I would pay off mortgages and any debts for my family.
I would start a scholarship fund for people to go to college or graduate school.
I would buy Fiance and I a ranch in Montana with horses.
I would devote time and resources to prevent abuse among families and to prevent abuse against animals.
I would buy us an apartment in Tuscany and a Vespa. With a personal jet to fly us there.
I am tagging:
My Mom . . . doing business as 3G&1B
The Pink Clutch
One Fabulous Mom, when she gets back from vaca
Nautical by Nature
Monday, June 9, 2008
1. I LOVED Dan in Real Life. I had heard mixed reviews. Initially I wanted to see it because I love Steve Carell. I heard he had a more serious role, so I was prepared for a serious movie. It was really good. I think I would consider it a dramedy. If you haven't seen it, I would definitely recommend it.
2. Walk Hard - the movie was funny. It was definitely a parody of Walk the Line. If you aren't expecting much with this movie, you'll probably get a few good laughs.
3. I love Will Ferrell. He is one of my favorite comedians. However, Semi-Pro was one of the worst movies I have ever seen. I was most excited to watch this movie and I was the most disappointed with this one. It wasn't really funny and I felt like I was struggling to laugh at something in the movie. So, if you were on the fence, I would say to skip this one.
Friday, June 6, 2008
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
I am not going to give too much away, but I'm not gonna lie to ya, I was a little under-whelmed by the movie. It was good, but in my opinion, it wasn't as good as the series. I kind of felt like the end was predictable. I also felt like the characters were almost doing parodies of themselves and it was like Sex in the City on Steroids. Some of the scenes were just a little too cheesy and I didn't feel like the characters were being themselves - does that make sense?
That being said, I left happy and I was glad I saw it. There were some truly hilarious scenes. I don't know, maybe my expectations were too high. Sorry for being Debbie-Downer. Feel free to let me know what you thought in the comments!
One of the reasons I love blogging is because I have connected with some great girls who share so many of the same interests as me. Its funny because when I see the Sex and the City quiz on your blogs - "which character are you?" Most of my blog friends are Charlotte - of course! Well I don't know how many of you have heard - but Kristin Davis is doing a new line for Belk. It starts this fall. You can read about it here. I am excited and I am sure all of you other Charlotte fans will be as well.