Monday, April 11, 2011

another year bites the dust

another day...another year older.  i could write a nostalgic post about being in my mid or late twenties [no, i don't specify which]...or i could share the amazing video one of my very dear friends posted to my facebook from my future wedding band:

surely they will be free in 33 days to play my reception...

anyways, rather than be all nostalgic and stuff, i thought i'd start next year's birthday wish list.  'cause it's never too early to start working on your collection of the worst album cover art. ever.  so, take note:


Sunday, March 27, 2011

weekend in macon, ya'll

random observations from my spring break weekend spent in macon with my folks and hubby-to-be:

- 15 is the perfect number of chicken wings - not left hungry...but not too full.  too many chicken wings, you say?  i say you are missing out if you skimp on the wings.

- tornado sirens are a lot easier to deal with when you're sleeping through them - none of this knowledge of potentially imminent death crap.

- david's bridal is a foot discriminator - they obviously don't care to help you if you come in for anything other than buying a wedding dress and they don't carry my size in shoes.  boo hiss.

- melting pot restaurants are da

- bentleys, jaguars and maseratis - oh boy!  jimmy choos, versace, gucci - oh boy!  shopping in buckhead [where atlanta's rich and famous reside] was an exercise in Pretty Woman clerks size you up on one glance and deem you unworthy.  boo hiss.

- i have an addiction to buying books...i resisted this said addiction today when i found out that patrick rothfuss's sequal to "Name in the Wind" is FINALLY out...but, still rather sad that i don't have its crisp pages to turn tonight...some other time, Kvothe...some other time.

my time in macon always goes by so more day that will be gone in the blink of an eye.  

...tomorrow's a busy day...

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

sneezes and nostalgia

Spring has finally sprung!  After a long and cold-ish [I add the "ish" because the South doesn't quite do winter like the North...sorry ya'll...] winter, it's a wonderful thing to be able to venture outside in the morning without a coat or an ice scraper to shave off layers of frost from your car windows.  Spring brings joys such as trees blooming, bumblebees buzzing, birds tweeting [the old-school kind of tweets], and sunshine.  Unfortunately, it also brings thick coats of pollen that coat your car much like the ice did a few weeks back.  And, unlike the ice which is merely presents a time delay as you scrape it from your car, the pollen packs a bigger punch.  Sneezing...itchy eyes...itchy throat...I feel like an animated patient in that allergy commercial with the bee who has the voice of Antonio Banderas.  Ah well...pollen and wasps are some of the dues we must pay to welcome in the warmer weather.  Truth be told, I would much rather have the sneezing than the snow.  Now, the wasps...they can all take a long walk [or fly?] off a short pier. one may probably be able to tell - I have started a blog.  Impressive, non?  Ok, maybe not.  But seeing my fiance starting up a blog...reading the couple others that I have bookmarked on my desktop...really made me miss my Xanga.  Anyone remember Xanga?  Mine still exists...I can't quite bring myself to shut it down before pulling all the posts off and saving them somewhere for posterity.  I mean, my entire college career and grad school life is documented within those posts.  Lots of memories...both good and bad.  If people still read Xanga I would totally reactivate it and start adding posts.  Unfortunately, the web world has moved on and there are now "bigger and better" blogging tools. 

So - hello, Blogger.  I hope you can live up to Xanga.  You got some big shoes to fill.