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The weather today is very Novemberish - chilly, dark and dreary. Definitely a Rain Day. (For those new to the friends list, I believe that schools and businesses should have rain days in addition to snow days. Some days are so perfect for staying in bed and reading, it's a shame to waste them in a cubicle.)

Has anyone seen the video or pictures from the Oklahoma tornadoes yesterday? They teased me with a clip of the footage on the morning news, and I've tried to find it online, to no avail. Basically several tornadoes formed in the space of a few minutes, and video was taken from a helicopter as it happened. They actually caught the funnel dropping and the tornado forming. It thrilled my little meteorologist heart. Maybe the Weather Channel will re-run it?

At Kroger I saw Diet Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper and had to try it, so without thinking, I bought a 12-pack. Evan pointed out that a two-liter would have been better, but it was too late. I just drank my first one, and I'm not so impressed. Ironically, it doesn't have much discernible flavor. Too many competing flavors, maybe? If anyone local wants to try it, I'll be happy to give you one. But I also got some Welch's White Grape Cherry juice, and it is goooood. Win some, lose some.

Tonight we're having dinner at Kathy and Daniel's! I have only been to their apartment one other time, so it'll be fun to see it now that it's all arranged. We're having spaghetti and Kathy has promised me a surprise low-fat dessert. It should be a nice relaxing time. I'm looking forward to it. I need to relax. Last night we were at my parents' and I had a minor nervous breakdown. My mom was so nice about it and has already gone out and done some of the stuff I was worried about. Evan asked me for a list of the things I need him to do, so I don't have to worry about remembering to remind him. He was glad that I kind of blew up, because he could tell I felt better afterwards. How great is that? I have a guy who encourages me to blow up once in a while. :) I do feel better today.

Hey, another L.M. Montgomery survey topic, now that the other fans have spoken - which of her main characters do you think you're most like? I'm about equal parts Valancy and Anne, and a little bit of Jane. I don't relate much to Emily...she's too intense and driven for me to really understand her. She's very interesting, though.
chestnutcurls: (weather)
The weather today is very Novemberish - chilly, dark and dreary. Definitely a Rain Day. (For those new to the friends list, I believe that schools and businesses should have rain days in addition to snow days. Some days are so perfect for staying in bed and reading, it's a shame to waste them in a cubicle.)

Has anyone seen the video or pictures from the Oklahoma tornadoes yesterday? They teased me with a clip of the footage on the morning news, and I've tried to find it online, to no avail. Basically several tornadoes formed in the space of a few minutes, and video was taken from a helicopter as it happened. They actually caught the funnel dropping and the tornado forming. It thrilled my little meteorologist heart. Maybe the Weather Channel will re-run it?

At Kroger I saw Diet Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper and had to try it, so without thinking, I bought a 12-pack. Evan pointed out that a two-liter would have been better, but it was too late. I just drank my first one, and I'm not so impressed. Ironically, it doesn't have much discernible flavor. Too many competing flavors, maybe? If anyone local wants to try it, I'll be happy to give you one. But I also got some Welch's White Grape Cherry juice, and it is goooood. Win some, lose some.

Tonight we're having dinner at Kathy and Daniel's! I have only been to their apartment one other time, so it'll be fun to see it now that it's all arranged. We're having spaghetti and Kathy has promised me a surprise low-fat dessert. It should be a nice relaxing time. I'm looking forward to it. I need to relax. Last night we were at my parents' and I had a minor nervous breakdown. My mom was so nice about it and has already gone out and done some of the stuff I was worried about. Evan asked me for a list of the things I need him to do, so I don't have to worry about remembering to remind him. He was glad that I kind of blew up, because he could tell I felt better afterwards. How great is that? I have a guy who encourages me to blow up once in a while. :) I do feel better today.

Hey, another L.M. Montgomery survey topic, now that the other fans have spoken - which of her main characters do you think you're most like? I'm about equal parts Valancy and Anne, and a little bit of Jane. I don't relate much to Emily...she's too intense and driven for me to really understand her. She's very interesting, though.
chestnutcurls: (curly)
Well, today is a big day. After a year and a half of highlighting, I am going back to my natural haircolor. I hope it turns out well. My mom doesn't know about it because she would definitely argue against it, my natural color being so boring and all. :P But if I'm going to get it back after the wedding anyway, I don't see the point in waiting. Also, I haven't had a trim since August, so I'm looking forward to that nice light-head feeling. (Not light-headed feeling. That's not nice.)

For lunch I had a Healthy Choice ricotta-pasta shells meal. It wasn't so great. Oh, last week I made a version of my favorite Healthy Choice meal, the Chicken Margherita. I sauteed chicken and red peppers, covered with herbs, and served them on angel hair pasta with olive oil. It was cheap, easy, and so good. Evan loved it too, so I'm putting it on the dinner rotation. Isn't angel hair pasta so much better than spaghetti pasta? The thinness makes it tastier somehow, to me anyway. Plus, it looks fancier.

Kathy came over last night. !!! We had a nice visit while Evan, Ryan, and Kevin played Halo. I gave her a tour of all the changes to the apartment, and then she expertly fixed Gandalf's new collar, which kept getting too loose and aggravating him. It's good to have someone around who knows how to deal with cats. Evan and I still don't have much of a clue - and he had cats all through his childhood. They had this enormous one that was really more like (in his words) a "small tiger." And it's true. I've seen pictures. Anyway, it was nice to spend time with Kathy, but weird that we barely know what the other has done in the last few months. Times change.

Wow, this is rambly. Maybe I'll stop while I'm ahead.
chestnutcurls: (curly)
Well, today is a big day. After a year and a half of highlighting, I am going back to my natural haircolor. I hope it turns out well. My mom doesn't know about it because she would definitely argue against it, my natural color being so boring and all. :P But if I'm going to get it back after the wedding anyway, I don't see the point in waiting. Also, I haven't had a trim since August, so I'm looking forward to that nice light-head feeling. (Not light-headed feeling. That's not nice.)

For lunch I had a Healthy Choice ricotta-pasta shells meal. It wasn't so great. Oh, last week I made a version of my favorite Healthy Choice meal, the Chicken Margherita. I sauteed chicken and red peppers, covered with herbs, and served them on angel hair pasta with olive oil. It was cheap, easy, and so good. Evan loved it too, so I'm putting it on the dinner rotation. Isn't angel hair pasta so much better than spaghetti pasta? The thinness makes it tastier somehow, to me anyway. Plus, it looks fancier.

Kathy came over last night. !!! We had a nice visit while Evan, Ryan, and Kevin played Halo. I gave her a tour of all the changes to the apartment, and then she expertly fixed Gandalf's new collar, which kept getting too loose and aggravating him. It's good to have someone around who knows how to deal with cats. Evan and I still don't have much of a clue - and he had cats all through his childhood. They had this enormous one that was really more like (in his words) a "small tiger." And it's true. I've seen pictures. Anyway, it was nice to spend time with Kathy, but weird that we barely know what the other has done in the last few months. Times change.

Wow, this is rambly. Maybe I'll stop while I'm ahead.
chestnutcurls: (roses)
And now....a long update!

My bridal shower on Saturday almost didn't happen. I've mentioned that my mom recently remodeled their entire house, which included new carpet and new kitchen tile. I arrived about an hour early, and my mom mentioned a lot of gurgling coming from the refrigerator. We moved it out from the wall to see what it was, and water started gushing out from under the fridge, heading toward the newly carpeted dining room. We set up a barrier of towels, then frantically ran to get neighbors, who brought a Shop-Vac and turned off the water line at the curb. It turned out that the tile guys had run over the water-line hose when they pushed the fridge back in place, and there was a hole in it. The neighbor fixed it easily and turned the water back on. (We later took them party leftovers as a thank-you.) It was a close one. :\ God was taking care of us, though.

The party was great. Lots of friends came, including rawee1Robin, who was so sweet and gave me an array of towels. I'm excited to have them. Yay towels! :) Debra did a fantastic job hosting, which was even more impressive since she had done all the planning herself. I've been a bridesmaid four times now and I don't think I could handle a shower all alone! We watched the slide show Kathy's mom put together. Then we played the traditional shower games, plus Pin The Kiss On Clay Aiken (for those who haven't seen the photos). :D The food was excelente. My mom made sausage cheese balls, which I hadn't had in years. They're SO good. Kathy's mom couldn't be there, but she sent a gift - a Crock-Pot! She had given the same one to Kathy right before her wedding, so she says this is her way of replacing my Crock-Pot. LOL! Anyway, it was great to spend time with so many friends in one room.

After the shower everyone took off except for Myla, and we hung out and talked for a couple of hours. Then she went home and my mom, sister, and I went to see The Terminal at the second-run theater. To me, it was just as much of an experience the second time. I am excessively touched by that movie, and I'm not sure why. I don't think anyone else has been affected by it the way I have. Maybe it's just Tom Hanks, because Cast Away produces similar feelings. That one is sadder, though.

On Sunday morning Evan had to work, so I went to church without him. :( It was Communion Sunday (we have Communion once a month), and instead of having a whole sermon, my pastor did a communion meditation about Jesus as the Living Bread. It was neat. I wish I hadn't been so sleepy, so I could have concentrated better. After church a bunch of us went to Huey's, and then I went to my parents' to hang out for a while. When Evan was done with everything, he came over to get me and we went ring shopping! We ended up buying the bands we'd looked at at Gordon's - titanium for him, white gold for me. We considered a diamond band for me (it was so pretty) but agreed that it wasn't practical, given our financial situation. Maybe for our tenth anniversary. To celebrate, he took me to dinner at Firebirds. It was very nice. :)

We went to Wal-Mart after dinner to get some paint samples. In the tradition of Wal-Mart injuries started by tingilyaDanielle, I slipped and fell in the rainy parking lot. At first I thought my foot was broken because it hurt so much. Evan wanted to carry me to the car, but I was afraid he'd fall too, so he brought the car around to get me. We sat examining my foot until we determined that it was okay- just a bruise and some swelling. Yesterday I was still hobbling a little, but today it's mostly better. I'm not up to doing aerobics yet, though. No hopping for a while.

My Current Mood has not changed since yesterday. I just want to sleep and sleep and sleep. Maybe I need more vitamins. Tomorrow the VP from Beverly Hills is coming for two days, so I have to look perky. :P
chestnutcurls: (roses)
And now....a long update!

My bridal shower on Saturday almost didn't happen. I've mentioned that my mom recently remodeled their entire house, which included new carpet and new kitchen tile. I arrived about an hour early, and my mom mentioned a lot of gurgling coming from the refrigerator. We moved it out from the wall to see what it was, and water started gushing out from under the fridge, heading toward the newly carpeted dining room. We set up a barrier of towels, then frantically ran to get neighbors, who brought a Shop-Vac and turned off the water line at the curb. It turned out that the tile guys had run over the water-line hose when they pushed the fridge back in place, and there was a hole in it. The neighbor fixed it easily and turned the water back on. (We later took them party leftovers as a thank-you.) It was a close one. :\ God was taking care of us, though.

The party was great. Lots of friends came, including rawee1Robin, who was so sweet and gave me an array of towels. I'm excited to have them. Yay towels! :) Debra did a fantastic job hosting, which was even more impressive since she had done all the planning herself. I've been a bridesmaid four times now and I don't think I could handle a shower all alone! We watched the slide show Kathy's mom put together. Then we played the traditional shower games, plus Pin The Kiss On Clay Aiken (for those who haven't seen the photos). :D The food was excelente. My mom made sausage cheese balls, which I hadn't had in years. They're SO good. Kathy's mom couldn't be there, but she sent a gift - a Crock-Pot! She had given the same one to Kathy right before her wedding, so she says this is her way of replacing my Crock-Pot. LOL! Anyway, it was great to spend time with so many friends in one room.

After the shower everyone took off except for Myla, and we hung out and talked for a couple of hours. Then she went home and my mom, sister, and I went to see The Terminal at the second-run theater. To me, it was just as much of an experience the second time. I am excessively touched by that movie, and I'm not sure why. I don't think anyone else has been affected by it the way I have. Maybe it's just Tom Hanks, because Cast Away produces similar feelings. That one is sadder, though.

On Sunday morning Evan had to work, so I went to church without him. :( It was Communion Sunday (we have Communion once a month), and instead of having a whole sermon, my pastor did a communion meditation about Jesus as the Living Bread. It was neat. I wish I hadn't been so sleepy, so I could have concentrated better. After church a bunch of us went to Huey's, and then I went to my parents' to hang out for a while. When Evan was done with everything, he came over to get me and we went ring shopping! We ended up buying the bands we'd looked at at Gordon's - titanium for him, white gold for me. We considered a diamond band for me (it was so pretty) but agreed that it wasn't practical, given our financial situation. Maybe for our tenth anniversary. To celebrate, he took me to dinner at Firebirds. It was very nice. :)

We went to Wal-Mart after dinner to get some paint samples. In the tradition of Wal-Mart injuries started by tingilyaDanielle, I slipped and fell in the rainy parking lot. At first I thought my foot was broken because it hurt so much. Evan wanted to carry me to the car, but I was afraid he'd fall too, so he brought the car around to get me. We sat examining my foot until we determined that it was okay- just a bruise and some swelling. Yesterday I was still hobbling a little, but today it's mostly better. I'm not up to doing aerobics yet, though. No hopping for a while.

My Current Mood has not changed since yesterday. I just want to sleep and sleep and sleep. Maybe I need more vitamins. Tomorrow the VP from Beverly Hills is coming for two days, so I have to look perky. :P
chestnutcurls: (writer)
This is a long day. Well, Big Brother hasn't stopped me from writing...yet. So I will talk and assume people are still interested in what I have to say. :P

Last night Evan and I had our first dance lesson, and it was so much fun! We were both nervous about it, but our instructor is nice and we felt like we did a good job. We learned a step each of foxtrot, waltz, and swing. Well, I already knew the swing one, but Evan didn't. Dancing comes naturally to me. After six years of ballet, six years of marching band, and about six years of exercise videos, plus a short swing-dancing phase in college, I'm good at following directions. This is why, at clubs and stuff, I prefer line dances to just freestyle dancing (at which I'm not so good). Anyway, I was comfortable and had a good time. The only problem was that I kept putting my feet together, instinctively, at the end of every step. I haven't marched in seven years, but every once in a while, something like that will remind me that all my training is still in there.

When we got home, Kathy called to ask if she could come over and take the rest of her stuff that she'd left at the apartment. Yay! She took her computer and its desk, which had been in the living room, and a bunch of stuff from the main closet. Now the living room seems almost too spacious. My mom is totally redecorating my parents' house, so when their new furniture arrives in a month or so, we're getting their current couch. A real couch! I only have a big loveseat and some chairs. Evan is off this afternoon, so now that we have room, he's going to bring some of his stuff over. I'm ready to get started arranging our apartment. :)

Also, it was exciting to see Kathy twice in a three-day period. I don't know if I've mentioned this, but we've always had a weird tendency to wear the same colors. As soon as she walked in, I noticed we were both wearing a dark red sleeveless top and dark pants. We haven't lived together for over two months! Evan says the real kicker is, how many days have we dressed the same and not known it? Kathy says that when we're old and in the nursing home, we'll probably be wearing the same muumuu when we come down to the cafeteria. This led to speculation about whether our generation, when old, will even wear muumuus.

Okay, enough from the peanut gallery. I hope everyone's having a nice day.
chestnutcurls: (writer)
This is a long day. Well, Big Brother hasn't stopped me from writing...yet. So I will talk and assume people are still interested in what I have to say. :P

Last night Evan and I had our first dance lesson, and it was so much fun! We were both nervous about it, but our instructor is nice and we felt like we did a good job. We learned a step each of foxtrot, waltz, and swing. Well, I already knew the swing one, but Evan didn't. Dancing comes naturally to me. After six years of ballet, six years of marching band, and about six years of exercise videos, plus a short swing-dancing phase in college, I'm good at following directions. This is why, at clubs and stuff, I prefer line dances to just freestyle dancing (at which I'm not so good). Anyway, I was comfortable and had a good time. The only problem was that I kept putting my feet together, instinctively, at the end of every step. I haven't marched in seven years, but every once in a while, something like that will remind me that all my training is still in there.

When we got home, Kathy called to ask if she could come over and take the rest of her stuff that she'd left at the apartment. Yay! She took her computer and its desk, which had been in the living room, and a bunch of stuff from the main closet. Now the living room seems almost too spacious. My mom is totally redecorating my parents' house, so when their new furniture arrives in a month or so, we're getting their current couch. A real couch! I only have a big loveseat and some chairs. Evan is off this afternoon, so now that we have room, he's going to bring some of his stuff over. I'm ready to get started arranging our apartment. :)

Also, it was exciting to see Kathy twice in a three-day period. I don't know if I've mentioned this, but we've always had a weird tendency to wear the same colors. As soon as she walked in, I noticed we were both wearing a dark red sleeveless top and dark pants. We haven't lived together for over two months! Evan says the real kicker is, how many days have we dressed the same and not known it? Kathy says that when we're old and in the nursing home, we'll probably be wearing the same muumuu when we come down to the cafeteria. This led to speculation about whether our generation, when old, will even wear muumuus.

Okay, enough from the peanut gallery. I hope everyone's having a nice day.
chestnutcurls: (hope)
My trip-recap entry is taking forever to write, so here's a more current one in the meantime. I've felt a little overwhelmed by various things over the last couple of weeks, but today I'm in a better mood and feel like listing some good things.

- Work has been very busy. Yes, this is a good thing, even though it keeps me from working on aforesaid trip entry. I like it when I have actual work to do...it makes my little fears about job security go away.

- Kathy called me last night. Yay!

- Since I got back, Gandalf has been a changed cat. Kathy, Debra, and Ryan all spent time with him last week, so he was never left to starve, but he'd definitely never been alone that much before. It seems that he doesn't want independence after all. :) He's been allowing me to pet him, following me from room to room, meowing happily when I come home, and even sleeping next to me at night. This is how I thought it would be to have a cat. Amazing!

- I finally applied for my passport today.

- Evan bought a car this afternoon! His parents have loaned him (us) some money so he can get a car that won't fall apart. He was off work today, so he went to look at some dealerships that he'd looked at before. Guess what he got? A VW Cabriolet! My dream car!!! It's red, which makes me nervous about the insurance rate, but...it's a Cabriolet! Please pray with us that nothing will happen to this car. I'm planning to pray over it...I'm totally serious. Because if this one gets smashed, I have absolutely no idea what we'll do. This car HAS to last. I'll stop there because this is supposed to be a happy post. :P

- We're going to McAlister's tonight! I will have a chicken grill salad to celebrate the occasion. You have no idea how glad I am to be back in the land of iced tea. I had exactly one good glass of tea in New England. I've probably drunk about three gallons since we got back. One can only take so much Diet Coke.

Happy belated birthday, unpoedicHannah! You are well-loved. :)
chestnutcurls: (hope)
My trip-recap entry is taking forever to write, so here's a more current one in the meantime. I've felt a little overwhelmed by various things over the last couple of weeks, but today I'm in a better mood and feel like listing some good things.

- Work has been very busy. Yes, this is a good thing, even though it keeps me from working on aforesaid trip entry. I like it when I have actual work to do...it makes my little fears about job security go away.

- Kathy called me last night. Yay!

- Since I got back, Gandalf has been a changed cat. Kathy, Debra, and Ryan all spent time with him last week, so he was never left to starve, but he'd definitely never been alone that much before. It seems that he doesn't want independence after all. :) He's been allowing me to pet him, following me from room to room, meowing happily when I come home, and even sleeping next to me at night. This is how I thought it would be to have a cat. Amazing!

- I finally applied for my passport today.

- Evan bought a car this afternoon! His parents have loaned him (us) some money so he can get a car that won't fall apart. He was off work today, so he went to look at some dealerships that he'd looked at before. Guess what he got? A VW Cabriolet! My dream car!!! It's red, which makes me nervous about the insurance rate, but...it's a Cabriolet! Please pray with us that nothing will happen to this car. I'm planning to pray over it...I'm totally serious. Because if this one gets smashed, I have absolutely no idea what we'll do. This car HAS to last. I'll stop there because this is supposed to be a happy post. :P

- We're going to McAlister's tonight! I will have a chicken grill salad to celebrate the occasion. You have no idea how glad I am to be back in the land of iced tea. I had exactly one good glass of tea in New England. I've probably drunk about three gallons since we got back. One can only take so much Diet Coke.

Happy belated birthday, unpoedicHannah! You are well-loved. :)
chestnutcurls: (babies)
Kathy is home! She called me a couple of hours ago. I didn't realize how much I'd missed her until I heard her voice. The honeymoon was good- they parasailed and went on a hot-air balloon ride! She recommends the parasailing, so if they have that in Jamaica, we'll probably go too. Anyway, I'm so glad she's back.

I am so rich in friends. Last night was the last Bible study of the summer at our church, and we had a great time worshiping and spending time with everyone. Our friend Chris is preparing to go off to Mississippi State to be the RUF intern there, so I'm glad we're all getting quality time together. In the middle of singing last night, Evan and I had the great idea to have Matt (who's a groomsman) and Chris sing something before our ceremony. We had been stressing trying to figure out the pre-ceremony music. This way we don't have to inconvenience any additional people. :) We asked them after the study, and they excitedly went back to their posts and "auditioned" different songs for us. We quickly settled on "Jesus, Lover of My Soul," because they have a great arrangement of it that they've already performed for the church. They're comfortable with it, it's a great song, and it has "love" in it, so my mom can't complain that it's not weddingy enough. Also, I don't know if I'd mentioned that Myla wrote a song for our wedding that she and Luke are going to sing during the unity candle. All our friends have heard it and say it's wonderful and will make me cry. Tonight after our IPC study, they're finally going to perform it for us, so expect reviews tomorrow. I'm so humbled by the way things are coming together better than I had planned. Our wedding's going to rock! :)

Oh, and Robert happily agreed to perform our ceremony. Again, most of our friends have talked to him recently and all report that he's really excited. He just got ordained last year, so ours will be the first wedding he's done. How cool is that? Again, God comes through. When will I stop being surprised?

We saw The Village this weekend. I highly recommend it. It's not so much scary as thought-provoking. Unfortunately, I can't really say anything about it without giving it away, so you'll have to take my word for it.

Evan's car inadvertently acquired a name this weekend. On Saturday night he was trying to tell me about his gas mileage and said "Hey, guess how long my fill-up lasted," but I thought he said "my Philip." I thought, is this another car part I don't know about? He clarified, laughed a lot and then said that he refused to have a car named Philip. I told him that was too bad. I mean, my last car was named Petunia. It could be worse. [livejournal.com profile] contradictions and [livejournal.com profile] fettman can be happy. :)

My birthday is in 14 days. I want two things for my birthday: a new watch battery, and a stereo repair. My Kenwood hasn't worked in at least six months and I don't know what's wrong with it...the standby light never goes out, but the stereo won't turn on. If I want to listen to music at home, I have to do it from the computer. It's not the same. So I'd like that fixed. Evan knows this so I assume it'll be taken care of. :)
chestnutcurls: (babies)
Kathy is home! She called me a couple of hours ago. I didn't realize how much I'd missed her until I heard her voice. The honeymoon was good- they parasailed and went on a hot-air balloon ride! She recommends the parasailing, so if they have that in Jamaica, we'll probably go too. Anyway, I'm so glad she's back.

I am so rich in friends. Last night was the last Bible study of the summer at our church, and we had a great time worshiping and spending time with everyone. Our friend Chris is preparing to go off to Mississippi State to be the RUF intern there, so I'm glad we're all getting quality time together. In the middle of singing last night, Evan and I had the great idea to have Matt (who's a groomsman) and Chris sing something before our ceremony. We had been stressing trying to figure out the pre-ceremony music. This way we don't have to inconvenience any additional people. :) We asked them after the study, and they excitedly went back to their posts and "auditioned" different songs for us. We quickly settled on "Jesus, Lover of My Soul," because they have a great arrangement of it that they've already performed for the church. They're comfortable with it, it's a great song, and it has "love" in it, so my mom can't complain that it's not weddingy enough. Also, I don't know if I'd mentioned that Myla wrote a song for our wedding that she and Luke are going to sing during the unity candle. All our friends have heard it and say it's wonderful and will make me cry. Tonight after our IPC study, they're finally going to perform it for us, so expect reviews tomorrow. I'm so humbled by the way things are coming together better than I had planned. Our wedding's going to rock! :)

Oh, and Robert happily agreed to perform our ceremony. Again, most of our friends have talked to him recently and all report that he's really excited. He just got ordained last year, so ours will be the first wedding he's done. How cool is that? Again, God comes through. When will I stop being surprised?

We saw The Village this weekend. I highly recommend it. It's not so much scary as thought-provoking. Unfortunately, I can't really say anything about it without giving it away, so you'll have to take my word for it.

Evan's car inadvertently acquired a name this weekend. On Saturday night he was trying to tell me about his gas mileage and said "Hey, guess how long my fill-up lasted," but I thought he said "my Philip." I thought, is this another car part I don't know about? He clarified, laughed a lot and then said that he refused to have a car named Philip. I told him that was too bad. I mean, my last car was named Petunia. It could be worse. [livejournal.com profile] contradictions and [livejournal.com profile] fettman can be happy. :)

My birthday is in 14 days. I want two things for my birthday: a new watch battery, and a stereo repair. My Kenwood hasn't worked in at least six months and I don't know what's wrong with it...the standby light never goes out, but the stereo won't turn on. If I want to listen to music at home, I have to do it from the computer. It's not the same. So I'd like that fixed. Evan knows this so I assume it'll be taken care of. :)
chestnutcurls: (i know)
I always enjoy naturallycurly.com. I was there looking at hairstyles and came across a hilarious article. Read and relate if you are curly-headed. Excerpt: Perhaps I shared my dream for long hair with a little too much pathetic fervor. It was like I was some kind of leukemia child. People could look at my split-ended, heat-fried frizzy head and their hearts cried for pity. "Someone grant her her wish!" was their benevolent impulse. Since all three of us kids have curly hair, and Evan's mom has curly hair (though she straightens it), I've realized my future kids are doomed. :) At least I'll know what to do with their curls, so they won't look freakish. They'll also probably be blond, which is weird to think about.

My best friend is getting married in three days. It hasn't sunk in yet. I am getting married in 130 days. I bought my wedding invitations today at a place called Xpedx that a friend told me about. I got 150 blank invitations and accessories for just over $100- why don't more people print their invites themselves? It's such an easy thing to save on. Anyway, they have a border of silver flowers, and unless Evan or my family hates them, I'll be printing them in a month or so. One more thing out of the way! Yay!

I had interesting things to discuss, but I have to work now. Thanks for all your support about the photography situation. I'll have updates later.
chestnutcurls: (i know)
I always enjoy naturallycurly.com. I was there looking at hairstyles and came across a hilarious article. Read and relate if you are curly-headed. Excerpt: Perhaps I shared my dream for long hair with a little too much pathetic fervor. It was like I was some kind of leukemia child. People could look at my split-ended, heat-fried frizzy head and their hearts cried for pity. "Someone grant her her wish!" was their benevolent impulse. Since all three of us kids have curly hair, and Evan's mom has curly hair (though she straightens it), I've realized my future kids are doomed. :) At least I'll know what to do with their curls, so they won't look freakish. They'll also probably be blond, which is weird to think about.

My best friend is getting married in three days. It hasn't sunk in yet. I am getting married in 130 days. I bought my wedding invitations today at a place called Xpedx that a friend told me about. I got 150 blank invitations and accessories for just over $100- why don't more people print their invites themselves? It's such an easy thing to save on. Anyway, they have a border of silver flowers, and unless Evan or my family hates them, I'll be printing them in a month or so. One more thing out of the way! Yay!

I had interesting things to discuss, but I have to work now. Thanks for all your support about the photography situation. I'll have updates later.
chestnutcurls: (sympathy)
I can't think of an appropriate lead-in, so I'll just start talking.

Long rundown of my weekend )

Now I'm tired of typing.
chestnutcurls: (sympathy)
I can't think of an appropriate lead-in, so I'll just start talking.

Long rundown of my weekend )

Now I'm tired of typing.
chestnutcurls: (beach)
Happy Friday! A few pictures from Virginia are here.

Registry and mushiness )

Last night was Kathy's unofficial bachelorette party, which came about because her sister refused to have the real one on the day Kathy wanted. So Kathy, MaryElaine, and I went downtown for a little "girl's night out." We went to TGI Friday's for dessert. I had the Vanilla Bean Cheesecake, my favorite dessert, which I haven't had in a year. It was amazing. Then we walked over to check out the Madison Hotel, where Kathy and Daniel will go for their wedding night. The Madison is quickly overtaking the Peabody as the cool place to stay in Memphis. We hung out in the lobby for a few minutes. It's somehow retro and modern at the same time, and there are very good photos of B.B. King et al. on the walls. Very nice. Anyway, it was cool to hang out with just Kathy and M.E. Tonight is the official party, and I have no idea what we're doing because Jamie's in charge. La la.

My family left today to drive to Miami. They will stay with our relatives for a couple of days, and then they'll all go on a 7-day cruise of the Caribbean and Mexico. I couldn't go because they come back into port on Kathy's wedding day. I'm sad to miss out on all the quality time, but it's okay. (I get to go to Jamaica! Have I mentioned that? :D) I do feel a little uneasy, though. I don't like my entire family being on the same trip.

There were other things, but now I can't remember. Oh well.
chestnutcurls: (beach)
Happy Friday! A few pictures from Virginia are here.

Registry and mushiness )

Last night was Kathy's unofficial bachelorette party, which came about because her sister refused to have the real one on the day Kathy wanted. So Kathy, MaryElaine, and I went downtown for a little "girl's night out." We went to TGI Friday's for dessert. I had the Vanilla Bean Cheesecake, my favorite dessert, which I haven't had in a year. It was amazing. Then we walked over to check out the Madison Hotel, where Kathy and Daniel will go for their wedding night. The Madison is quickly overtaking the Peabody as the cool place to stay in Memphis. We hung out in the lobby for a few minutes. It's somehow retro and modern at the same time, and there are very good photos of B.B. King et al. on the walls. Very nice. Anyway, it was cool to hang out with just Kathy and M.E. Tonight is the official party, and I have no idea what we're doing because Jamie's in charge. La la.

My family left today to drive to Miami. They will stay with our relatives for a couple of days, and then they'll all go on a 7-day cruise of the Caribbean and Mexico. I couldn't go because they come back into port on Kathy's wedding day. I'm sad to miss out on all the quality time, but it's okay. (I get to go to Jamaica! Have I mentioned that? :D) I do feel a little uneasy, though. I don't like my entire family being on the same trip.

There were other things, but now I can't remember. Oh well.
chestnutcurls: (writer)
Kathy is awesome. When I went home for lunch, she was just leaving (she still has a key). After we talked for a minute, I went to my room, and all the laundry was sitting at the foot of my bed, washed and folded. On the top of the pile was a sign that said, "Courtesy of Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man." :D

I keep forgetting to thank people for the cool, unexpected mail I've been getting lately. tingilyaDanielle, dakodaSharon, and apestaartjeSarah have sent Happy Engagement cards (Sarah's was in Flemish- how cool is that?), and almareaKimma sent a cute card and a mix CD. Thanks, guys! :) The CD is really catchy. Even though I hadn't heard most of the songs before, I already find them sticking in my head.

Now that I don't have to do laundry tonight, I'm freeeeeeeeee! Imagine that!
chestnutcurls: (writer)
Kathy is awesome. When I went home for lunch, she was just leaving (she still has a key). After we talked for a minute, I went to my room, and all the laundry was sitting at the foot of my bed, washed and folded. On the top of the pile was a sign that said, "Courtesy of Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man." :D

I keep forgetting to thank people for the cool, unexpected mail I've been getting lately. tingilyaDanielle, dakodaSharon, and apestaartjeSarah have sent Happy Engagement cards (Sarah's was in Flemish- how cool is that?), and almareaKimma sent a cute card and a mix CD. Thanks, guys! :) The CD is really catchy. Even though I hadn't heard most of the songs before, I already find them sticking in my head.

Now that I don't have to do laundry tonight, I'm freeeeeeeeee! Imagine that!

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