Wednesday, June 30, 2010
ECLIPSE WAS AMAZING!!!! I loved it, but of course the book tops it more. We were like little girls squealing in the theatre. For the midnight showing, they opened up every screen for Eclipse.... soooo many rooms full of fans. The line was wrapped around the building for what seemed forever. Before the show, we went to Starbucks for coffee. I got a couple shots of espresso in mine so I was WIRED. So wired that I didn't go to bed til 6 freaking AM. Needless to say, I just woke up. Yes, it's 4PM. Oops. I plan on still being productive today... like cleaning, working out, and helping mom with dinner. She's at it again... she must have liked my post yesterday :)
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
ECLIPSE!!!!! It's finally here. In approximately 2 hours I leave to go to Cinda's for our fun night. We're going to the midnight showing of it! Vazquez and Cinda's sissy are coming as well. I am so pumped!!
Tonight my mama made an awesome din din. Chicken, rice, and vidalia onion casserole. This is what is left. It's ridic how good it was (I know it looks a speck gross here). I love it when she makes dinner.... seems like we're always on the go & we never have time to sit and just eat together... just us 4--the roomies. She does read my blog daily... so... HEY MAMA... do that again! :)
When my food digests I am going to go on a night run. I've got the Peachtree on the 4th and I have to practice! eeeeek. So close.
Monday, June 28, 2010
Today was fun! Read my book, visited Mimosa/"L" (man, I miss everyone), got LJ a bday present, went to Target & ran into one of my fav people... Ms. Holcomb, picked up Tiffany and Kayleigh, then went to Shout (I whispered haha) for LJ's bday dinner. Overall, it was a superb day! However, my day was made when I called my mom to open the garage (no clicker & I'm a scaredy cat to get out to do the code when it's late) door and she couldn't because she was having "fun" with her school friends @ one of their houses. I got the hint when I heard lots of voices and giggling. I didn't have a picture from today so here's what you get... my mama late night facebooking :).
TOMORROW IS ECLIPSE!!!!!!!!!
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Josh and I are done. He was sick this morning so we had a sub for step. LAME!!!! It's okay... I'll probably forgive him, but I'm still sad :(. I'm getting ready to go to Laura's baby shower for her little man Grayson then heading to Athens with Lauren to go to Courtney's wedding! I'll post real pictures tomorrow....
Friday, June 25, 2010
Hey Friday! Today consisted of soaking up some rays, reading Eclipse, working out with Magan, and cooking dinner for my mom and dad. Tonight's menu was teriyaki chicken and rice. They gave it two thumbs up. Tonight I'm going to Mallary's place to watch a movie and spend the night. She moves on Monday!
I absolutely cannot wait for Saturday!!!
8:30 to 10:00--step with Josh
2:00 to 3:00--Laura's baby shower... can't wait to see her :)
7:00 to ?--Courtney and DeWitt's wedding in ATHENS!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to be back on my old stomping grounds with some of my best friends in the whole world. SOOOOO excited!
Thursday, June 24, 2010
For the first time in soooooo long, I woke up at 3:30 and couldn't go back til 6am. I was so restless. I read a few chapters of Eclipse. I watched a documentary on Michael Jackson and his chimp Bubbles. I even watched cartoons (what?!?!?). I eventually fell asleep, but then woke back up at 8 and I've been up ever since in the worst mood ever. What the heck? I never have problems sleeping. I am so restless still right now. While watching the MJ documentary, I decided I'd do the top 25 things you don't (or at least I think you don't) know about me. I was inspired because I learned so many things about MJ from watching it so I figured why not! I'll do it too. This thing went around facebook not too long ago and I never had time.... well I had all the time in the world this morning. I apologize if it doesn't make sense... I'm still restless and aggravated I can't sleep.
25 Things You Don’t Know About Me (in no particular order)
1. Texture of food pretty much determines if I’ll eat it.
2. I don’t do scary movies.... the last one I saw was in 8th grade.
3. I’d rather be cold, but I like summer better.
4. Big families amaze me.... I could watch Jon & Kate Plus 8 or 19 Kids & Counting (The Duggar family) all day.
5. I love my lip gloss.
6. I feel weird without jewelry on and my nails done.
7. I have feet problems because of pointe shoes in ballet for so many years.... heels hurt! :(
8. I know what I don’t want, but I don’t know what I want entirely?
9. I LOVE salads..... it’s bad..... potato, macaroni, chicken, regular, etc.
10. Dancing is the cure to anything. I don’t think I’d be who I am today without it in my life.
11. I wish overalls were still in style.... I saved mine in hopes they will come back.
12. I have a problem shopping for school.... Lakeshore Learning is my guilty pleasure.
13. I’m a scaredy cat.... especially in the dark or by myself at night.
14. If I could have another job, it’d be something involved in celebrity entertainment.
15. I can’t wait to have kids of my own.... like really... I can’t wait.
16. Getting letters in the mail makes me really happy.
17. I hate all of the scars on my body, but I find it interesting that all of them have a story.
18. I believe a dog can truly be your best friend.... I miss my childhood best friend every day. :(
19. It takes me a lot to get into a book. I get bored easily. I’m getting better though.
20. I’d rather wear my hair straight (30 min), but curly is easier (5 min).
21. I can tell aging is not going to be good for me... the older I get the sadder I feel about my age. Hopefully, I get over this soon!
22. I can wink with my left eye, but not my right eye.
23. I absolutely LOVE taking pictures and looking through them, but I absolutely HATE organizing them.
24. I have a hard time over analyzing EVERYTHING. That’s probably no secret actually.
25. When I sleep (oh, how I wish I could right now)...... I cannot have the sheets tucked in. My feet HAVE to hang out the bottom. I cannot wear socks. I only use one pillow under my head, but I like others to surround me.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Babysat from 10-4 for the most perfect children in the universe... the Rosenthal's :) Their mama is my Gamma Phi Beta mama from UGA. It's kind of a small world, but I was babysitting them because she is in Orlando at the Gamma Phi Beta convention along with the current Gamma Phi Beta president from UGA, which happens to be Abby aka my brother's girlfriend. Their dad is in NYC, which makes me sooooo jealous. I haven't been to NYC since I was on Broadway freshman year of high school in the Nutcracker. I need to stop traveling to the west coast and go north from now on.
We had so much fun today though! We went to Chick Fil A.... my fav fast food place.... actually, I don't even really consider it fast food. What "fast food" place brings around a pitcher of sweet tea to fill up your cup, breath mints, and a nice old man with a smile on his face? NO OTHER PLACE EXCEPT CFA! We made friends with a policeman there. He brought us to his car and gave the boys a lot of cool things. It was super sweet!
After CFA, we did some school work and played the Wii. Connor is going into 2nd grade and he was doing harder things than I was teaching him. He is sooooo bright! He was reading big kid books at age 3! Now he reads huggggeeee chapter books.
We went to the pool to catch some rays. My car said it was 100 degrees outside today. I believe it!! We stayed 45 minutes and I was like "SEE YA SUN!" Cannot do heat for long periods of time if I can help it.
I came home only to realize my sunglasses are broken. Expensive sunglasses. No cheapos. Expensivos. UGHHHHH.... I am so careless with stuff like that. I realize a solution would be to have a case for them. I have a case, but do I know where it is? No. So as a punishment to myself, I am going to be sunglassless until I can get my act together. There is no excuse for this. I am tired of how ridiculous I am with my stuff.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th.... all we need is 5th :)
I have the bestest friends everrrrrr!!!
Birthday dinner=success. I had so much fun being with some of my favorite people! We went to Twist then Grape next door. Today wasn't really productive.... I cleaned a bit though, which is good. We move in pretty soon so I need to get my ducks in a row to prepare. I'm about to go on a run! Hopefully the heat won't win.
I spent some time watching Ellen today.... please watch these funny web videos from her show today. My favorite one is definitely the first one where the dad is teaching his son how to ride a skateboard. HAHA!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgnzT8Dae4U
Monday, June 21, 2010
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!
So this is what it feels like to be 25? I can't believe I'm a quarter century year old today! I am totally feeling the love thanks to phone calls, text messages, and holy cow facebook.... it's crazy!! I decided blogging now would be a better idea than later tonight because I'm just jam packed super busy. I am about to go to lunch at Pure with my mama (brudder and dad are working... lame). Then, I'm going to the pool to soak up some rays. Tonight I am going to Twist with about 15 of my friends. I am sooooo excited!
My picture today actually has a deeper meaning than just representing my 25th birthday. The "2" was used on my 2nd birthday cake and the "5" was used on my 5th birthday cake. If you look closely, you can notice how old and beat up they are. Tonight, I will blow out candles using both the "2" and the "5". I love how mama has saved these over the years!
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Phew. Survived another long weekend. I had a blast with everyone in Charlotte this weekend. Most importantly, Alli (black dress in front of me in pic) had such a good time! Amanda (girl who was in charge) took a picture of all of us last night and had all of us sign a picture frame for Alli. Amanda got the picture developed this morning before we all left and presented it to Alli. It was so sweet... she cried like a baby! Too precious. We got home this afternoon, I napped, then went to dinner with my family for "Eddie Wexler Day" aka Father's Day. Little brother paid for the entire meal. He insisted. We all thought that was so sweet. Little brudder is growing up! I am feeling a bit grotesque because I haven't worked out in 2 days.... going on a run in my hood in a few. Can't believe today is my last day to be 24. Wow.
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Moved on over to a hotel in uptown Charlotte. We went to a pool party today with a dj. It was fun doing the electric slide. :). Right now, we are getting ready for dinner then going out one last time for Alli's bachelorette weekend. We are having a blast! I'll upload pics when we get back.
Friday, June 18, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Went to lunch @ Cheesecake Factory with people I coach cheerleading with to say one last goodbye to my love, Anna. She is moving to Charleston tomorrow. I am going to miss her so much. Tears were definitely shed :(. I went to the pool to catch up on my reading. I only lasted one chapter and I had to leave. It was too hot for me once again.
What I am about to say still irritates me that I even wasted this much time of life on it, but it's true. I am trying to step out of my comfort zone with working out and try new classes. I decided that I'd try "cardio jam" today. I assumed we'd do like an aerobics class with a lot of movement right? Um, NOOOOOOOOO. First of all, I don't know if I even sweat? I was the only person under 60 there. No joke. Apparently, I didn't get the memo that people my age don't dig it. I see why! We did "step touches" and "salsas". I was too nervous to leave because I didn't want to hurt the instructors feelings so I stayed. Note to self: NEVER go back to cardio jam. Call me rude, but when the instructor is extremely overweight that miiigggghhhttt tell you something... I'm just saying.
After the worst workout class ever, I went to the mall to buy my friend Alli a bachelorette party present :). I was so proud of myself with how cute everything was!! I almost bought all this stuff for myself, but then I decided it probably wasn't a good idea! hehe. Check out the adorable card I got her! The present is from Lauren (my bffffff) and I. So... I thought it'd be cute to label Alli, Lauren, and myself on it. I know. Precious.
Grabbed subway and now I'm watching the NBA Finals. GOOOOO LAKERS!!!! I am going to try to get in bed at a decent time.... because I know sleep just isn't going to happen this weekend with going to Charlotte for Alli's Bachelorette weekend. I'm excited to spend time with friends I haven't seen in soooo long. The majority of us went to UGA together!
Have a good night! I love you all! and more than likely I probably miss you too :)
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Spent my morning on the phone with Holiday Inn and Edible Arrangements. Two separate occasions. Both companies were very nice and helpful. I'm surprised both were kind to me considering I have canceled, reordered, etc. many times. After that, I went to O'Charley's to pick up our to-go order. My mom and I looovvvveee their salads. Lunch made me super tired so I took my afternoon two hour nap. Just call me Sleeping Beauty... I swear! I am the only person I know that can sleep at the drop of a hat. Once I awoke, I went to step class at LA Fitness with a boring instructor. I don't even know why I bother. No one compares to my Josh. Then, I went running/walking (mostly haha) around my neighborhood. Holy hotness. I about passed out a few times. I took a break to take a picture of a pretty flower I saw along the way. Came home and made dinner. I did it old school tonight. Kraft macaroni & cheese and a grilled cheese sandwich. It was soooo good! It used to be my favorite meal when I was younger. Tonight, I plan on reading my book and watching a bit of tv. I'm soaking up my chill days as much as I can. Bachelorette weekend in t-2 days!!
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
Today was filled with fun! I went to lunch at Chow Baby with a bunch of 2nd grade teachers. Some of them even brought their babies :). It was good to see all of them and catch up. After lunch, I went to meet up with Ariel at Starbucks. Ariel is a LITTLE girl I used to babysit. Yes, babysit. I haven't seen her since she was about 10. She is now 20 and ENGAGED!!! It was so good to see her. We went over to Mallary's to go to the pool. Laying out was a bit hot, so we decided leaving sounded good. I dropped Ariel off then went to LA Fitness. I went to kickboxing and step with Josh. They were awwwweeeeessssoooommmmeeeee classes. Absolutely loved getting back into my routine of working out. I came home and fixed some din din. Now, I am watching the Bachelorette and Dance Your *** (bad word hehe) Off. These people have guts going out there. I love watching the intense determination! I'm going to go read Eclipse. I'm not anywhere close to being done and the movie is JUNE 30!! Ahhhhh.
PS-My 25th birthday is one week from today!!!
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Spent most of the day in the car, but it was a good one. The trip was awesome!! I'll miss being there, but to be honest I'm just exhausted. I was ready to come back so I can sleep! The pictures above were just two we took. In one of the them we were playing games on the beach--notice how tough we are :). In the other we were about to go out downtown to meet up with some people. We realized something quite funny while we were there... Mallary teaches Kindergarten. Lindsey teaches first grade. I teach second grade. Tiffany teaches third grade. Kinda funny how that worked out. I love these girls!
Only a few more days till my next destination: Charlotte.
Hopefully, I will become well rested so I can do it again!
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Order of events today:
1) Zaxby's with mom (dad and brother are always working.. hmmm, I forgot what that's like! hehe)
2) Pool at Lindsey and Laura's
3) Step class (not Josh's.... let's just say that nothing compares! I was bored! The instructor actually came over and gave me a high five because she was impressed with how well I caught on to her combinations. Uhhhh, duhh! I am taught by the best.)
4) Subway with Mallary
5) Hudson Grille to hang out with some people ;-)
6) Blog while Mallary packs (I'm about to fall asleep)... we leave for Charleston tomorrow with my roomie Lindsey (aka LJ) and Tiffany (aka Waller)
Can't wait for the beach! Hopefully we have great weather :)
ps-I apologize in advance to my readers. I miiigggghhhttt not be able to blog. Never tried it on my phone so we shall see! Forgive me if that's the case!
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Woke up late then went to the Fulton County Credit Union. Pointless trip. I won't even go into it. Not worth blogging about :). After that, went to my NEW APARTMENT!!! It's official!! We turned in our papers and security deposit. I cannot wait for something new and exciting! I was thinking about it today. It has been about eight months since my incident at my old apartment. Most of me is ready to do this and move, but I'd be lying if I didn't say I was still a bit nervous and scared to try this again. I know all is well though because I'll have 3 roommates now. I'm excited for this new change! YAY! We move in late July.
When I left there, my mama and I went to Phipps Plaza to go to Vera Bradley. Let me just say I have an addiction to this place. AHHH-I love ALL of it. Vera Bradley sends "birthday cards" in the mail aka 20 dollars off ANYTHING no matter how low or high the price. I bought a CUTE bag to put my lunch in. I only spent 10 bucks of my own money. Thank you Vera Bradley for the early birthday gift! My mama gave in and bought the large duffel bag of the pattern I got. I was a bad influence, hehe :)
Tonight I ran 3 miles on the elliptical, lifted on some machines, then took kick boxing. Came home and cleaned my car out... I had a black stain on the carpet of my car, but I luckily got it out thanks to some carpet cleaner we had. Seeing a black stain in a basically brand new car can definitely give you a heart attack!
Showered and ate dinner then it was time to lounge in front of the tv. GLEE's finale was on and it was amazing. I shed some tears. After Glee, I got sucked into Jillian Michaels' new tv show. Again, shed some tears. What is it with emotional tv shows that I get sucked into? I need a Jillian Michaels in my life. She is the person you hate in the process, but love her for it after. She is just so great!!!
The maids come tomorrow. You know what that means. Yeah, my mom is making me clean my room. I don't get it?
Monday, June 7, 2010
Looked for places to live in ALLLLLLLLL day long with Lindsey and Laura. I am seriously beat! We think we found a place.... it's just not official yet. We got Thai food and then watched the Bachelorette with Anna. IF we live at this place, it is 1 minute and 30 seconds away from an LA Fitness, 3 minutes from GA 400, and 11 minutes from my school. I feel super safe there and the people who work and live there are quality. Um.... can we say perfect? I'll update when it's official!
All I have to say is I cannot wait to end the long drive I'm doing now from Marietta to Buckhead and vice-ver-sa.... 11:07pm is the time I got home today (out and about for 13 hours). 0:36 is how many minutes it took me to get from Buckhead to my home in Marietta. I am tired of these long ridiculous drives! I'm gonna miss my family, but at least they are close and I can still visit them :)
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Anna's moving away to Charleston in two weeks, but one of the weeks I won't be here. So, I have to soak up my time with her! Pool...done. Dinner......done. Virginia Highlands or Buckhead... to be determined. I'm going to miss her! :( We've grown up together and this is the first time we won't be in the same city together.... Marietta to Athens to Atlanta. Love you BanANNA!
Friday, June 4, 2010
I've waited for this day for so long. Spicy + Chick Fil A is my kind of sandwich. They officially start selling them on Monday, but I was one of the lucky ones to reserve a free one online at the dwarf house nearby for today. It was definitely awesome and worth the wait. Pretty sure I'll never go back to the regular one.
Worked out tonight then went grocery shopping for the remainder few days I'm in town. My family is semi shocked I'm in on a Friday night, but to be honest I'm taking advantage of doing nothing because I have three more week long trips ahead of me this summer: Charleston, Charlotte, and Los Angeles!
I'm going to spend the remainder of tonight reading Eclipse so I can be ready for the release of the movie at the end of this month! yay!
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Spent this morning watching Punk'd with Kelee the dog. Kelee was more into it than I was. Probably because I spent most of my time watching her and giggling at her intensity. It was precious! After my children woke up, I played carpool/soccer mom. That was an experience in itself. Loved it though! A few hours later my cousin Marc (their dad) came back from his trip. I was frrreeeeeee! I was glad to finally get some sleep and some me time, but I was sad to leave the kiddos. We had so much fun these last couple of days. Awesome cousin bonding time for sure!
I came home and passed out. Woke up then went to work out at LA Fitness. I ran 4 miles and did the elliptical for 3 miles. Apparently I thought it was a good idea to continue working out so I walked around my ginormous neighborhood. Total today I probably did about 10 miles. Needless to say... I am tired. I am sore. But... I feel good! Working out is just so amazing.
Let me tell you 3 things that were so crazy ironic today.
#1) (most ironic!!) Last night we were watching the SNL when Betty White hosted. We got to talking about how only two of them are left from Golden Girls and how sad it was. I mentioned how I didn't know how "Blanche's" health was or even how old she was, but I made it clear to the girls that I knew she was alive still along with Betty. Well, this morning while I'm chilling with Kelee, I'm watching The View and Whoopi takes a moment to remember Rue McClanahan because she suffered a massive stroke and died last night. Needless to say, I was shocked and saddened. She was such a great actress! I am still thinking how SOOO ironic it is.
#2) I'm sitting on the couch at my cousin's house and thinking about people I haven't talked to in a while. My friend Lindsey from work popped into my head. I told myself I was going to call her after The View went off. Well, I didn't have to because she called me not even 5 minutes later!!! AHHH, again... sooo ironic.
#3) Again.. watching tv and I see a music video that reminded me of the "Call On Me" video by Eric Pyrdz. I loveeeee this song and think it is such a good workout/pump up song. I haven't heard it in forever!! Well, tonight on my long walk, I turn on my Pandora radio on my iPhone and it comes on. This is so ironic because Pandora is 100% random. The only thing I can control is the station which was "Club/Dance". Once again.... ironic.
Anyone need a lotto ticket???
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
MAP Team this morning. Fun to see people I work with! Took the girls and our other cousin Kara to sushi. Then, we went to Publix and got new things for the BIG cupcake. Being a mom is work :). Gotta go take care my babies! I now have four with Kara here!
Featured above: Kelee (dog), Kara, and Jenna
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Went to the doctor this morning. Luckily, I'm not dying like I thought I was. Phew! I had a scare with something, but thank goodness the doctor ruled out a few things. After that, I went over to my cousins house. I'm the babysitter for the remainder of the week. It's the easiest job ever. The boy (Gregory) is 16 and the two girls are 13 (Jenna and Emily)... they are twins. Gregory has a job all day and he can drive himself. And the girls and I just play all day! :) Today we went to the mall and Target. The girls favorite stop was the Apple store. We played with PhotoBooth as you can see. It was fun! We look like sisters, which is what I am sure it comes across as. I love it... the little sisters I've never had! Tonight, we ordered a pizza and we're making a BIG cupcake. I'm pumped! Love these things!