Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Epic Fail.

I am the worst of the worst.  All my blabbing about being in a funk and wanting to get back on track.  How about...I FINALLY went grocery shopping and got healthy fruits and veggies and my regular eggs and such.  Do you think I worked out this morning?  Nope.  Take a guess what my excuse was this time...I woke up around 3:45a and could not get back to sleep for probably close to 2 hours.  That's actually a valid excuse in my opinion...but fuck.  I could have freaking gotten up at 7.  It actually probably would have put me in a better mood during the day.  Even with all my healthy food I bought, I induldged in my homemade lasagna (that's right, homemade), and cheez-its, and beer, and a spoon of peanut butter.  Ughhhhhhhhhhh.  I'm so mad at myself.  Something has to change.  Seriously.  Where the hell did my motivation and dedication go?  My running/gym buddy can't do mornings with me this week, and with my job, it's impossible for me to go to the gym at a decent hour in the evenings this week.  I'm frustrated with myself for not making time and not making my health and fitness a priority.  How can I flip that switch in my brain again??  Ask me if I am working out!! 

Monday, October 26, 2009

EXCITEMENT of the moment.

I know this is old news, but.....


In love!  K and I completely plan on going.  She hits Atlanta on 12/28.  I can not wait.  It's going to be fabulous!  Anxiously awaiting Atl tix to go one sale.  Not going to lie, I was super excited to see her and Kanye together.   Here's in hopes that her solo tour will be even more fabulous since all attention can be devoted to GaGa.


Sunday, October 25, 2009

Let's Break It Down.

The weekend has been eventful.  I went to a birthday party for my adorable sister, MGK, who turned 7!

MGK at Christmas 2008.


MGK, June 2009

Since my camera is broken, I wasn't able to take any pictures of MGK at her birthday this year.  I can probably gank some from my mom after she posts them.  Rest assured, she took PLENTY of pictures.  So we had a combo birthday party for MGK and an ex-aunt whom my mom has reconnected with.  We ate some kick-ass nachos, which were probably the higlight of the evening for me (big surprise it was food?!). 

Saturday we had some friends over and grilled out.  We ate racks of lamb, baked potatoes, cous cous salad, and Terrapin/Left Hand Depth Charge floats.  Yum!  We also played three rounds of Clue.  I forgot how much I miss playing board and card games.  D won two rounds, and yes, I won one round!  BAM!  I can be good at games ;)  Today, we are about to head out to serve Terrapin at some wine festival.  I am hoping to also knock out some grocery shopping afterwards so we can have some freaking healthy food in this house again!

Ok...so I've had some major life changes on my mind.  Recently I've been talking about big changes in my life.  Pretty much everyone, including my current bosses, know that I am searching for another job.  One main reason for this being that D and I are going to be moving soon with his job.  Since I haven't found my passion to be in the work of public social services, I am attempting to pursue teaching.  I really think that teaching is where my heart is.  I want to work with kids to be successful in education.  I am working on some things to try and get a job opportunity in teaching, but there is no guarentee.  D and I have been talking recently about looking for jobs and such.  I attempt explaining to him that I think it will be quite difficult for me to find a job in teaching or even public social services.  Blame the economy, I know.  I mean at my current job, we've been in a hiring freeze for as long as I can remember.  I try to explain to D that it will most likely be quite difficult for me to find a job because there are no jobs out there now.  D says, "there's always jobs.  There's the service industry."  I say that I have no experience in the service industry and people with experience will always get the job over me.  D says, "I could probably get you a job at _____________ in Raleigh."  I obviously have mixed feelings about this.  1) I am grateful that D would help me in getting a job, but 2) I do not want to move to NC to work at another job that I dislike.  The conversation continues as we drive to Kroger.  We pass a person sitting on the side of the road, holding a sign to advertise for the local Halloween store.  D says, "See you could always get a job doing that."  Wow.  No words.  I would go back to school (and inevitably raise my school loan debt) before I would take a job sitting on the side of the street holding a sign.  This whole conversation actually increased my job search though.  I have started putting out applications and feelers for different stuff to get into.  I'm nervous though.  I'm nervous that the potential stuff I am working on will fall through and I will be back to square one.  I am nervous that nothing will work out, that I will be stuck in the south with another job I hate.  I am nervous that I will never be able to pursue/achieve my dream of teaching without incurring endless amounts of more school loans (no one wants to know how much I already have...and keep in mind this was to achieve degrees that I no longer want to utilize).  I guess all I can do it keep trying.  Put in applications and work towards what I really want to do.  It is also way more difficult to apply and interview for jobs when you live out of state.  Sigh.  The thought of it all is stressful and overwhelming.  One thing I do know: I definitely want to move and I definitely want to move with D.  I have to be confident that things will work out for the best (or at least the way they are supposed to).  At least I have D to embark on whatever kind of journey/adventure is in store for us.  I am happy that he has a job he loves.  If nothing else, I know how important it is to do something you love.  It definitely affects quality of life when you don't enjoy the job you work.  Patience is a virtue, right? 

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Best Gossip Girl Ever.

Sorry I've been a little out of touch.  I have had a pretty stressful weekend/week.  But D took me out to a Mexican dinner and made it all better.  It's over and I am going to focus on some other stuff in the meantime.  In REAL IMPORTANT news....watching Monday night's episode of Gossip Girl.  First order of business:  dying over this dress Serena wore:


And in reality of items I could NEVER own (because I could NEVER afford):

It's Alexander Wang, Slinky Vicose Long Sleeve Goddess Dress
$590 at tobi.com

In other Gossip Girl news, dying over Chuck Bass' kiss with a guy.  It was short, but so sweet ;)  Oh but the episode has so many twists and turns.  Hating on Vanessa because she dates Ed Westwick in real life.  I will swoon over him foreverrrrrrrr ;)  I wish I could be a guest star on Gossip Girl just to wear the amazing and beautiful clothes.  
At least tomorrow is Thursday.  One day closer to the weekend.  D and I have a lot of big decisions coming up and honestly, I am just ready for answers.  So much is up in the air.  I need answers.  I'm ready to move.  Update more later :)
Pictures courtesy of Iheartthat.com

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Weekend Update.

 D and I from Halloween last year; Pac Man and Ghost.  

It's the weekend again.  D is out of town in Virginia Beach and I am stuck here in rainy Athens.  I can't complain though.  I had the opportunity to go...but I already had a furlough and holiday from work last week and I would have had to take off Friday and Monday to go to VA.  I also have to take off Wednesday.  I figured we didn't need to deal with finding someone to watch the dogs again.  Anyway...babbling aside, I didn't go.  I've been finding ways to keep myself busy though (even with my limited budget).  Last night, I went to eat at Clocked downtown with CH, whom I went to high school.  We had a really good time catching up and chatting about how people from high school had changed.  It was a nice change of pace to hang out with someone I haven't seen in a while.  On a ranting note, I am so over trying to hang out with people who don't even try.  Please don't tell me that you want to get together if you are not going to exert the effort to actually set up a time.  Anyway, we had a good time.  It was nice to get out of the house for the night.  Ps. I had the hummus sammie at Clocked.  It was pretty yummy!

Let's see today I am hanging out with KayD (my running buddy...although we haven't gotten to run recently because it has been raining like a mofo in Athens).  She got tivo (which I maintain is one of the best inventions EVER), and we're going to watch Melrose Place :)  I can't say that show is anywhere near being good, but it certainly makes us laugh.  Then tomorrow, I'm going shopping with K for her halloween costume, and then ordering pizza with K and CAP.  Busy weekend!  I'm working on project all the while too.  I bought supplies for my project from Michael's yesterday.  My bill came out to a whopping $27, and I think I may have to go back for more supplies.  Yay for weekends!

So I have a few topics that I've been thinking about more in depth:
WEIGHT: Ugh...don't even get me started (although technically I started this).  I haven't weighed myself in weeks because I'm scared.  D and I have been eating absolutely terribly since we really haven't had any good food in the house.  And we really haven't had the money to do substantial grocery shopping.  I am waiting on my travel check from work and plan to do some shopping after that comes.  I have been eating the worst of the worst...fast food, Mexican, ugh all of my weaknesses.  I have got to get out of my funk!  I need some major motivation.  I haven't been going to the gym...which I've been dishing out $32/month.  I haven't been doing anything.  I need to get back into my healthy mindset.  I'm not sure what switched in my brain to make me want to be lazy again.  I mean I have an elopement dress to get smaller for!  And I want a sexy beach body for the elopement itself ;)  Send motivation my way! 

HALLOWEEN: D and I have been trying to figure out what to be this year.  I don't really have the money to do something super creative (ie. Pac Man and Ghost last year) or to buy something.  Hmmm...where does that leave me?  Creative costumes on a dime?  Personally, I'm not the biggest fan of Halloween.  That's why I made it my mission last year to think of something creative for D and myself.  It actually did make me enjoy Halloween because our costumes were awesome, unique, and super cute.  We can't think of anything this year.  Halloween is also on a Saturday, which means we are obligated to do something.  Ideas?  I may do some research today...

MOVING:   So...D talked to a couple of people at Terrapin and we found out that they are pretty flexible as to where we can move next year.  Yeah!  Sort of our three options:
  • North Carolina:  Pros: Closer to home, cheaper cost of living/ability to save more money?, warmer; Cons: Still stuck in the south, closer to home, possibly the lack of opportunity to move farther away at another time (I don't want to be stuck in the south for another 5+ years and not have the ability to branch out and experience living in different areas of the US.)
  • DC area (DC/Virginia/Maryland):  Pros:  Middle of the road...not too far from home but not super close, possibility of more job opportunities for me, variety of living options (city, rural, suburban); Cons: cost of living, colder
  • Philly/NJ:  Pros: City living, not in the south, possibility of more job opportunities, closer to other amazing cities and places (NY, Canada, etc.), variety of areas to live; Cons: cold, long way from home & Athens for D (could be build up our sky miles?!), cost of living, cold
So...who knows.  D is leaning towards NC...maybe because of the distance and the cold.  I'm leaning toward the more northern places.  My thoughts are that there are more opportunities up north for me finding a job (in teaching or social work), and I'm so ready to branch out from the south.  I am afraid if we move to NC, we won't get another opportunity for a while to make another move.  D does say that he can see some pros of living up north.  I have great dreams of exploring and living in new and different places with my soon-to-be husband :)  Of course, we'll have the opportunity to explore a new city together wherever we move.  That's exciting.  I'm exciting to have a variety of choices.  I'm also lucky to have a fiance who is supportive and willing to move for me.  I'm lucky that Terrapin is being flexible with us.  Now, I can only hope that I can have some real job options and opportunities.  Ultimately, I'll be happy wherever we go because I get to embark on a new adventure with D.   Hopefully, we'll have some real answers soon.  We really need to take time to explore the Philly and DC areas.

Ps. There is no Law and Order marathon on today...so I'm watching my faithful standby...BEVERLY HILLS 90210 :)  Love it.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

On the coast of Italy.

Engagement story time!  Just for S, I'm posting my engagement story.  Although I'm sure some others (yes, I'm talking about the large group of 3 people that actually probably read this?) care.  So....here goes the long, really in-depth version:

**Side note:  D and I HAD NOT talked about getting married.  I typically went on long rants about how I hate marriage.  D even mentioned that I had said before that I didn't want to get married.  Prior to our trip to Europe, I kid you not at least two people asked me if I thought we would get engaged in Europe.  I bawked at the comment and said no way.  I also noted that even if we were considering engagement, D has been saving up for this trip with all his money and he couldn't afford a ring.  Now, this in no way meant I was actually opposed to getting engaged.  I love D and of course want to spend the rest of my life travelling and being together.  So....needless to say I was NOT expecting an engagement.**

Sooooo on we go off to Europe for a month.  Fast foward to Cinque Terre, Italy.  The most beautiful, fabulous place on Earth.

For the record, pictures do not do Cinque Terre justice.  Anyhow, we arrive and we are hanging out taking in the sights.  We get to our perfect little apartment that we rented with a great view in the city of Cornigilia.  

The inside of our apartment and the view from our window.

So we get settled in and immediately get ready to explore the city.  For those of you who don't know, Cinque Terre is made up of five little towns.  We stayed in the smallest, Cornigilia.  I actually loved it the most because it was the most quaint.  It was less touristy.  The towns are on the coast of Italy by the Mediterranean Sea.  They used to be only accessible by stairs and foot.  Now the area has grown in popularity and tourism (although still not overwhelmed with tourists).  They now have some cars owned by the locals.  Each city has a train that runs between.  Beautiful.  Go there.  When we got there I immediately told D I wanted to live there.  Anyway...back to the story.  So we were trying to figure out which of the trails to check out first.  We were about a week or so along in the trip and didn't really have much clean clothes at this point, so we decided on the easiest trail.  And I'll note, there was no pressure from D as to which trail to pick...nothing.  We had explored Cornigilia a little bit before we went to catch the train.  D made me run back into the apartment before walking down to catch the bus (to take us to the train station).  I will admit, I started wondering...why is he rumaging around in the room and wasting time.  I didn't think much of it though.  We made ourselves down to wait for the bus.

  D and I exploring in Cornigilia.  I actually really love this picture.

D & I waiting at the bus stop.  Little did I know there was a ring in that pocket :)

So when we are waiting to catch the train to Riomaggiore (where the trail starts), it starts to get really overcast and began raining.  It was really quick lived and we didn't care that much.  We caught the train to Riomaggiore and the rain conveniently followed us there.  But instead of just rain...it turned into hail!  So we are trying to stay covered and exploring a little bit.  Finally the rain/hail somewhat subsides and we decide to brave the trail.  How convenient, the trail is called Via dell'Amore, the Walk of Love.

Seriously, I don't  think it was intentional.  It just happened that that was the easiest trail.  D and I get on the trail.  I'm wet and cold and it starts hailing again.  The trail is beautiful though.

D tried to get me to go down this set of steps.  Not happening.  I'm afraid of heights, wearing wet Chacos sandals and a long dress...not prepared to go down slippery stone steps.  Finally we get to this little inlet area of rock on the trail.

So there are some people walking by and I get them to take a picture of us in front of the inlet unexpectedly.  I am trying to rush D to get under the covered area because I am cold and it's drizzling.  He says, "let's just stay here for a little bit and take it all in."  So I give in.  Then he starts talking about how it's been a great four years together.  That's where it all gets blurry.  The next thing I know...I am accepting a ring and in utter shock!

Utter shock/excitement can be observed on this ridiculous picture of myself.

Seriously, D did the best job EVER picking out my ring.  Pictures can't do it justice either.  It's simple but complicated.  It's antique-y looking, which is what I wanted.  He literally picked it out completely alone (because remember we hadn't talked marriage and I hadn't given ring sample pictures).  It is perfect.  It even has a matching wedding band.  I adore it.  I told him about a month ago that I still find myself admiring it.

Ok...to make it even more perfect.  The engagement happened on June 22.  He had bought the ring in December!  He had been keeping the secret since December.  He also carried the ring to Europe.  I walked around giddy the rest of the day.  I told him he didn't even get down on one knee...he did.  My haze made me forget.  He waited until most people were off the trail and thought the rain would be good for clearing people out.  He said he did this becuase he knew I wouldn't want a lot of people around (wow, he knows me too well).  He totally asked my parents before we left (even though I couldn't have cared less if he did that).  He just planned so well but also made everything so casual.  He said he was either going to propose in Cinque Terre or Interlaken in the Swiss Alps.  Well he chose on the coast of the Mediterranean and it could not have been more perfect.  I loved writing this post because I love reliving that moment.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Can I order one week at a relaxing, stress-free spa?

I'm really stressed. Not necessarily because I am overwhelemed at
work...I am. My method of dealing with that stress is
procrastination. I know...probably the worst way to deal with
stress. But that's another topic. I'm trying to finish my book club
book and I'm just not interested. I can't focus on it and just keep
worrying about everything else going on in my life. I'm so anxious
about mine and D's future...where we're going to live, what I'm going
to do. I'm stressed about money and weddings (wtf! I'm not even
planning an actual wedding). I'm stressed about the possibility of my
car breaking down any day now and not being able to afford a new one.
I'm struggling to get through the days at my job. I'm all around
stressed in most areas of my life. That's really not a good place to
be. Maybe some of it is due to my funk of eating bad and not working
out. I need to get back on track, but I also need an effective stress
management tehnique. The chronic headaches are getting to me (as a
matter if fact, one conveniently developed while blogging about my
stress). My 4 day weekend wasn't enough to relieve the stress :(

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I'm really not the biggest fan of republicans.

The following article can be found at:  http://www.onlineathens.com/stories/101309/new_503995790.shtml

Broun blasts Nobel Prize, hate-crime amendment

Congressman addresses Clarke GOP

President Obama winning the Nobel Peace Prize shows that the award is "a farce," U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, R-Athens, said Monday.
Obama was awarded the prize Friday after just nine months in office, shocking even many of his most ardent supporters.
"To me, it just shows that the Nobel Peace Prize has become a farce," said Broun, a harsh and frequent critic of the president.
Speaking to a group of Clarke County Republicans, Broun said the Nobel committee is pursuing its own political agenda. He pointed to other winners such as former Vice President Al Gore, who won for publicizing climate change, and former President Jimmy Carter, who won for his humanitarian work.
"The Nobel committee is looking toward people who have a very liberal bent, and they see in Barack Obama somebody who is articulating the type of philosophy that they believe in, so they gave him the prize," Broun said.
The five-member committee, which is elected by the Norwegian Parliament, said it gave Obama the prize for his diplomatic efforts and desire to stop the proliferation of nuclear weapons.
Reaction to the prize Friday was mixed. Many Democrats admitted Obama has not done much yet to deserve the award, but believe he eventually will live up to it. Some Republicans simply congratulated him, while others used the news to paint him as the darling of the international left.
Broun also criticized Democratic leaders for attaching unrelated hate-crimes language to a funding bill for the military that passed the House of Representatives on Thursday.
The bill, which is expected to pass the Senate and be signed into law, adds gays to the list of federally protected groups and strengthens penalties for physically attacking a person over sexual orientation. Supporters say it will help prevent violence like the death of Matthew Shepard, a gay 21-year-old man who was tortured and murdered in Montana in 1998. According to FBI statistics, 1,460 crimes were motivated by sexual orientation in 2007, the most recent year on record.
Broun said Democrats only folded the hate-crimes bill into the $681 billion defense bill because they knew it would not pass by itself. He said he voted against the defense bill in hopes of defeating it so the House leadership would remove the hate-crimes language.
"It's going to create a situation where one person's life, one person's property, is going to be considered more valuable than someone else's just because of their sexual orientation," he said. "That's not right. We're all supposed to be equal under the law."
The bill passed the House 281-146 on Thursday. All seven Georgia Republican congressmen voted against it.
Originally published in the Athens Banner-Herald on Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Ok...please note this final quote from the amazing Paul Broun:  "That's not right. We're all supposed to be equal under the law."  Interesting concept Mr. Broun brings up.  I would assume, being the fair person that I am, that "equal under the law" would mean ALL having equal rights.  Wouldn't this mean the equal right to marriage?  What a concept!  I like that.  The rest of his ridiculous biggot comments...I do not like.  Obviously he doesn't understand the meaning of all being equal.  I really can't understand why ANYONE of any political party, race, gender, background, etc. would ever want to exclude something from being considered a hate crime??  I mean wow...that's radical in my opinion.  But hey, that is my opinion :)  I won't get on my soapbox at the moment.

And props to K for posting the article on FB and inspiring this post (which pretty much points out exactly what she said :p )

Monday, October 12, 2009

Thank you 4 day weekend.

Well it's a rainy Monday and I am ridiculously happy that I can lounge around and not work.  D and I slept in, and I've literally done nothing.  Well I did post an album to facebook and am updating the blog :)  First things first:  THE WEDDING.  After loading my pictures to facebook, I was surprised to turn my camera on to find a broken/cracked screen.  Devastating.  I didn't cry though (and I always cry when things break).  Just what I need is something else to buy when trying to save for our elopement :(  I'm searching ebay in hopes to find one for cheap.  Bummer.  On to the real story!  Here are some pics to highlight fun points of the weekend:


First two pics are from the rehearsal dinner at Trappeze in Athens.  First pic is D and I, second pic is the soon-to-be bride and groom.  Really fun time.  They had the dinner set up beer dinner style with different courses paired with appropriate beers.  The beers were significant from their relationship.
Next pics are from the wedding day itself.  The weather turned out beautifully even after a week of predictions of rain.  There was a slight, slight sprinkling right about the bride and groom walked down the isle as newlyweds.  Perfect. Reception was chock full of beer, dancing, and fun.  I was happy with my outfit.  I even got a spray tan the day of ;)  It doesn't seem to have made a huge difference in pics.  We had a great time though.  No major hangovers so...SUCCESS!  The hardest part was hearing people literally say, "this is the best wedding I've ever been to."  Fuck.  How are D and I supposed to be able to follow that when we have our wedding celebration at the same location (hopefully) a year later?  And inviting many of the same people.  Dilemma.  I just need to be creative and plan something that I feel great about.  And it will be fun regardless :)  I told D I want to do a pre-party to replace a rehearsal dinner so that we can have something more intimate with close friends and family. 

Ps. I have been eating terribly.  Haven't weighed myself in a week.  KD and I haven't been able to run together due to weather and other factors.  Fail.  I need to work harder to get in shape.  I'm stressed with money and life right now.  I need a massage.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Closet Craving.

Absolutely obsessed and in love with Loeffler Randall.  I would die for either of these pairs of shoes.


Both found at shopbop.com.  The first, Ester Platform Pumps for only a mere $425.  The second Yvette Zip Cuffed Suede Pumps also for a mere $575.  Realistically, how often would I wear them?  Probably not even near enough for the price tag to pay itself off.  But at prices like that, who's being realistic?  A girl can dream right? ;) 

What I'm Watching.

Ok.  I am actually so proud of myself :)  A little bit of searching (obviously not on google) led me to figure out where my problem was.  So now, I'm an expert and I can tell you how to fix your computer if you ever get a virus that blocks google and all google related sites!  Anyhow!  On to the real stuff:  What I'm Watching!

GOSSIP GIRL!! Can I say how much I die over this picture of Chuck Bass?  I have a hopeless crush on a tv character.  I mostly obsess over the fashion and life of rich kids on the Upper East Side.  I admit, so far the story lines are a little cheesy (I mean, Hilary Duff...ew).  I can't break away from Chuck and Blair though...

TOP CHEF: Las Vegas!!  D and I watch all the Top Chefs.  Maybe because we love to eat?  Interesting season so far.  There are always the contestants who just don't deserve to stay as long as they have.  I love the guy from Atlanta and definitely think that he was winning potential. 

Who isn't watching THE OFFICE this season??  I mean Jim and Pam getting married (that's tonight by the way...we're tivo-ing it so I'll have to see all the facebook status updates about it first). 

Cutest photo op of them ever.  The pics inside were even better.  D thinks The Office is slacking with story lines and such.  I agree to an extent.  It still makes me laugh out loud so much and the addition of Jim and Pam's wedding is epic.  I'll watch Michael Scott until the end regardless.

On Netflix:  LOST, SEASON 4!!  Oh, I don't see how ANYONE can not love this show.  Don't read any further if you don't watch.  We're to the point that Sayid and Desmond are on the mysterious ship belonging to Penny's father.  And...they just discovered Michael on the boat!  Oooo...I can not wait.  I will die when the show is over.  I keep telling D that I am not loving the new "future" flashfowards that they are doing.  I don't like to know who doesn't make it off the island!  You want all the main characters to make it off.  My fav characters are definitely Sayid, Desmond, and Charlie.  I am sort of over Jack, Kate, and Sawyer.  I have to admit I shed a tear (or a few) when Charlie died.  Oh terrible :(

So those are my favs for now.  Trust me, I watch WAY too much tv (especially since the purchase of tivo/dvr). 

On another note, KayD and I started running this week.  Well sort of.  We ran a whopping one day :(  She had some things come up as did I (as in, I want to sleep in on my furlough day).  Next week, we are definitely getting back on track for Mon, Wed., Fri, & Sun running.  Seriously I overslept this morning since we ended up not being able to run together.  Motivation really is huge.  I've also been eating absolutely terrible (so much for feeling good about myself at the wedding this weekend).  We have no food here, and I think D and myself are too lazy to go to the grocery store at the moment.  FAIL.  Maybe on my holiday on Monday?  We need to get back to healthy eating.  I wish I had some motivation for healthy eating!  I keep meaning to print a picture of my ideal elopement dress and keep it with me.  Hasn't happened yet.  I need some motivation for real.

I'm still alive.

I just have not had the time and access to an adequate (google
accessible) computer to blog from. I want to post about tv shows I've
been watching as well as weight. Hopefully I'll be able to post
sometime this weekend. I have a four day weekend (furlough and
holiday) as well as the wedding I mentioned. Maybe I can get D to loan
me his computer. I promise to post some quality blogs soon!

Ps. I had some really great news earlier this week about the moving/
job search situation. Yay! Happy weekend!

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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Theraflu really works.

This is our station set up at the World Beer Festival from yesterday.  Talk about an amazingly long day.  There were two sessions: 12p to 4p and 6p to 10p.  We had to be there at 10a just to set up.  Along with other complicating factors that none of you care about since you probably don't know much about the beer industry, it's not worth it to work a 12 hour day. We were on our feet ALL DAY. I didn't feel like the people were near as chatty and friendly as the Greensboro beer fest. No one really even wanted to know about the beer.  Anyway...enough boring you with my long day.

Point being with the subject...theraflu did help me feel better! I took it a total of three times and I was feeling MUCH better yesterday. Still not on the top of my game, but significantly better :)

I'm dreading, yes dreading, returning to work tomorrow. I have to go to court for one of my cases. I'm just not looking forward to that. On the plus side (well it's a double-edged sword), I get Friday off...but it is an upaid furlough day. But another 4 day weekend I am totally down for!  In exciting news to leave you with...I think we got an answer about where we'll be moving!!!!  I'll leave you in suspense and update on that later this week. I need to enjoy my Sunday while I can :)

Friday, October 2, 2009

October Weekend.

I just had to put up a picture that made me smile; I needed a pick me up after some frustrating news.  This picture just makes me want another kitten ;)  But based on my current family size, there is NO CHANCE of another addition.  How can that picture not make you crack a smile though!

So D and I ventured to Chapel Hill-Carrboro, NC as of yesterday.  I decided to come with to help D out at the World Beer Festival in Durham on Saturday.  Thursday started off as a pre- pre-party at Milltown in Carrboro.  Milltown is a cool place to eat and drink.  They have lots of craft beer variety and pretty tasty food.  I'd recommend it if you're ever in the area.  It was my first time venturing to the area.  It definitely reminds me a lot of Athens.  D is in love with the area as a prospect if we end up moving to the NC.  I do really love the area.  My only quam is that I am ready to get out of the college town scenes.  One thing I am just over in Athens is the student population.  They take over.  I'm much more fond of Athens when students are away in the summer.  D has a different perspective on things since he works in the service industry.  I get that.  I'm just particularly tired of the cloned girls that roam around campus.  I'm ready for a bigger step, a bigger city.  But we'll see.

Unfortunately, I've been sick before making our trip.  Of course, the times I wished I could be sick so I wouldn't have to go into work (guilty), karma is biting me in the ass.  I'm sick on my leave time from work.  Yesterday I was feeling better compared to Wednesday when I ended up having to work ALL DAY (well until 6:30, which is a big deal for me).  My cough would make my headache pound double time on Wed.  Thursday just consisted of a lot of sneezing and kleneexes.  Now I have a raw nose.  I'm feeling better but decided to dip out on the pre-party tonight at Tyler's in order to fully rest up so I can help D serve the two shifts at the festival tomorrow.  When I'm at the top of my game, I can play my skills and sell the heck out of some merchandise!  Last time we made a shit load of money on merch.  I think it helps to have a girl manning the booth as well ;)  I like talking to people about the beers.  D has to try and stay neutral, but I love to tell people what my favorite beer is and why.

I probably haven't mentioned before, but D works for an up-and-coming craft brewery in Athens, GA.  He's pretty much doing his dream job.  I can't complain...I know how important it is to be in a job you love...regardless of how much you get paid.  Plus we get loads of free beer ;)  Although, it has been quite the frustrating experience for me and the company.  We've been waiting on the decision as to where D is going to be moved to take over a new territory.  In my clouded mind, I feel like we've been waiting on the decision for about a year.  This is probably exaggerated and inaccurate.  What I know for sure was that we were supposed to have an answer in September (didn't get it) and by the end of this week (not going to get it).  I know D gets frustrated with me.  I got a little emotional when he told me we wouldn't know this week.  It's not his fault, it's the company's fault.  My frustrations and emotions stemmed from 1) feeling as though we keep getting strung along and 2) I have another big decision I am waiting to hear back from next week...I felt like at least if that fell through I would know where we are moving.  I wanted a light at the end of my tunnel regardless of that other decision.  I keep maintaining that things will work out one way or the other.  D says that if we can wait then we have a better chance of getting to move more north (which I am pushing for).  I have my doubts (especially after some chilly weather in NC last night) how well equipt I am to really deal with a northern winter...but I am ready for the challenge ;)  No getting my hopes up though.  Everything will work out in time.  Hopefully I can post some pictures of the beer fest tomorrow...but I'm the worst with actually remembering to take pictures.


Previews:  Next weekend is the infamous wedding of D's co-worker and soon to be wife.  Apparently it is going to be a major throwdown.  I expect to be getting quite intoxicated...the real reasons why only my friend K will know.  Maybe I can snag some ideas from their reception (which is taking place at what will most likely be the same locale that my party will be in approximately a year)?


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