Thursday, April 22, 2010

Lots of Big Stuff Going On

I’m yet again embarrassed to say how long it has been since I last blogged. Like many people say, I’ve sat down to write a couple lines and then scratched the whole thing because I thought it was boring. There are so many awesome things going on that it feels wrong to take up space with boring posts. However no matter how boring they may be here are a few of my thoughts.

* I have a tendency to go on food kicks. I’ll try something and that’s all I want for weeks and then it fizzles out. At the moment I’m stuck on Mexican, mainly chips and salsa. Tracy and I tried a new place for lunch the other day, Cantina 76, and it had some really fun twists to Mexican tacos. I had a roasted chicken and chicken pesto taco and they were really good. Definitely check this place out if you are in Columbia. Also friend and I also had only chips and salsa (and wine) for dinner while we watched the new episode of Glee on Tuesday. By the way if you haven’t seen Glee I don’t know what you are waiting for. It’s song, it’s dance, it’s high school drama at its best, what else could you want? (P.S. The boys may say they have no interest in it but most of them will really appreciate some of the song choices. Shh…don’t tell them I told you.)

*My beautiful roommate of almost FOUR years got married last weekend. It was a lovely day and I think she and the groom really enjoyed themselves. I learned a whole lot from helping out and I’m glad a have some time before it’s my turn to put one of those shindigs together. Also, I know I’ve said this a million times but when did we hit the age of everyone we know is getting married? I swear weddings are now the universal topic to talk about since everyone knows some who is going to a wedding, has been in a wedding, or is getting married themselves. However I’m not complaining in the least. I can’t get enough of the pictures. I’ve looked through my roomie's about a million times and I’m going to kill her photographer if he doesn’t post the rest of them soon.

*Speaking of pictures I’m getting the itch, no not that kind, to buy a fancy dancy camera. I’ve had a couple friends and co-workers get the really nice ones and it’s amazing how much better their pictures are compared to my point and shoot camera. The prices for some of them are on the scary side so it might be a little while but a nice camera is definitely high on the wish list. Also if you have any suggestions on what to get please let me know. Any help is appreciated.

* The major work thing in my life at the moment is that next weekend we have a country women concert weekend. We have Taylor Swift on Friday, Carrie Underwood on Saturday, and Martina McBride on Sunday. There are tickets still available for all of them so let me know if you need some. Also we are doing preshow parties for both Taylor and Carrie, which I have to organize and decorate. If anyone has a good, and cheap, centerpiece idea please let me know.

*Lastly, my brother went to his junior prom on Saturday. I can’t believe he is old enough to be going to prom. My mom kept saying how she wished my dad was here to see Neal all dressed up but I’m not sure how sweet it would be considered my dad was the man who couldn’t understand why I needed a different dress for my junior and senior prom since I only wore the first one once. He also told me that my senior prom dress would make a great reverse Scarlett O’Hara number. (Meaning my dress would make pretty curtains, gee thanks Dad. LOL) But it would have been nice to hear whatever comically remarks my dad could have come up with. Anyway Mom and I went and took pictures of the big group of kids before they left. We didn’t know anyone else other than my brother and his date was just a friend of the date a one of Neal’s buddies. My mom and I were kind of appalled by how ditzy and high maintenance the girls were and it made me happy not to be in high school anymore.

Ok now that I’ve rambled on for a while I’m going to go find paper lanterns for the preshow parties. Leave some love. XOXO

Currently I’m reading: The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs. I love this book. I’m only about a third of the way through but it’s awesome. The author spends a year of his life living by every single rule in the Bible. He doesn’t mock the Bible in any way but writes about his journey in a funny way. He has a board of advisors made up of many different religious figures to help guide him along as well. It’s a book that really makes you think which I enjoy.


  1. blah i feel the same way too sometimes. like i have so much in my head but i can't get anything important out to post... so i just abandon the whole thing. i love that you are into mexican food right now and i love that you are enjoying that book! can't wait for our next food adventure on monday!

  2. 1) I'd rather talk about food than weddings. ;)
    2) I'd LOVE to see Carrie Underwood, siiigh.
    3) Big little brother off to prom! And I agree - I don't miss high school AT ALL.
    4) A favorite quote of mine is: "A good camera doesn't take good pictures... a good photographer does." In other words, it turns my stomach when people invest in high end cameras and don't take the time to invest in the features... and then call their idle snap shots "photographs." Sorry, personal beef. ;) I spent 1.5yrs saving up and reading all I could on cameras and photography tips. I have a LONG way to go, but it's a hobby I wouldn't trade for the world - slow and steady growth in something you love makes it that much more special, so I encourage you to research it for sure!

  3. Sorry, I meant 1.5yrs before I shelled out on my camera (and I jumped on a great deal!). John was a wonderful help - he helped me a lot in "maxing out" my point and shoot camera and get used to really being behind the camera... go take a walk with it one sunny afternoon and see what happens! :)


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