Thursday, June 25, 2009

Start Spreadin' The News

As much as I feel like a baseball widow sometimes and even though I have yelled, "I HATE THE YANKEES!" before, I have to say that I am looking forward to heading to Turner Field in just a bit to see the Yankees and Braves battle it out.

Bert LOVES baseball and me - not so much. I grew up in a house with a dad that also thought it was dreadfully boring. BUT knowing that Bert loves it (and was/is a fabulous player), I decided we'd get these tickets for Valentine's Day. We went to Hibbett's last weekend and I got the cutest vintage inspired Yankees t-shirt. Smart move, Bert - bribe me with new clothing.

No, I don't hate the Yankees - I am just not a big fan of their constant presence in my life. But for tonight, ladies and gents, tonight I shall be a hard core Yankees fan.
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Monday, June 22, 2009

The Big 2-9

This is a close-up of the stunning flowers I received this morning from Mama and Daddy. What a great birthday already! And I enjoyed talking to my Daddy yesterday for Father's Day as him so.

The weekend was all I could hope for - "Jersey Boys" was so much fun, and the Sundial a.k.a. Revolving Restaurant was delicious and provided an amazing 360 view of the Atlanta skyline. I have received gifts, cards, calls, texts and Facebook messages - each meaning so much to me. Also today, my assistant gave me the sweetest card and some stationery I really wanted. She and Bert had been in cahoots! :)

And tonight, I can't wait to open my surprises from Bert. And later, we'll eat Italian with friends.

I am loved. I am blessed. Welcome, 29. Just please don't go by too fast!


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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Bachelorette Bash

As promised, here are a few pics from my friend Amber's Bachelorette Weekend in DC:

Bridesmaids at Sequoia in Georgetown...a fabulous place for lunch on the water. Yum!
L-R: Me, Emily, Amber, Lindsay and Robin

This is me at JFK and Jackie's former home in Georgetown. I am pretending that I'm going inside. A modern day Jackie, don't ya think? ;)

Out on the town with the bride-to-be! We were either at Policy or Marvin's. Rahm Emmanuel, the White House Chief of Staff, was also at Marvin's, but we did not see him. We just read about it in the next day's paper.

Fun times. Can't wait until the wedding in August!


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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Birthday Buildup

On Monday, June 22, I shall celebrate the last birthday in my 20s. That is such a crazy thought. Right now, I am in the giddy pre-birthday phase because I am so looking forward to this weekend. That's right - Bert and I are going to see "Jersey Boys" at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Saturday night. I can't wait! I have high hopes because I really like the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons...I think it'll be a lot of fun. And pre-dinner, we're going to the Sundial Restaurant, a.k.a. what my little cousin and I used to call the Revolving Restaurant. I am excited to enjoy a fabulous meal high above the Atlanta skyline.

And, well, I've seen a few boxes on our front steps, so I have a feeling I'll be getting some birthday loot Monday as well. This is already shaping up to be a mighty fine birthday.

I'm trying to savor all the moments of anticipation, like deciding what to wear (check!). I know it'll be lots of fun, but I also have learned in my nearly 29 years to enjoy each moment as it comes, as planning and preparing for something fun is as much a part of the experience as the actual event. And I don't want to miss a minute of it.


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Monday, June 08, 2009


I'm in a horrible mood this Monday morning, so let's see if filling this out helps...

Stolen from LT

What is your salad dressing of choice? Balsamic vinaigrette
What is your favorite sit-down restaurant? Porterhouse (Georgia) and Harvey's (Mississippi)
What food could you eat for 2 weeks straight and not get sick of it? Probably Papa John's cheese pizza
What are your pizza toppings of choice? Only cheese
What do you like to put on your toast? I hardly ever eat toast, but I do like butter and strawberry or grape jelly.

How many televisions are in your house? 3 - one LCD in the living room, one in the guest room (that is only used for Nintendo or watching VHS) and one in our bedroom. I used to tell Bert I didn't want a TV in our bedroom, but shortly thereafter, I got the flu and was so grateful I could watch movies from the bed.
What color cell phone do you have? Black iPhone - I love it.
What does the first text message in your inbox say and who sent it? It simply says ":-)" and is from Bert.
Who was the last person to call you? My sister Sara

Are you right-handed or left-handed? Right
Have you ever had anything removed from your body? Wisdom Teeth
What is the last heavy item you lifted? Me? Lift heavy items? :)

If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die? No way Jose.
If you could change your name, what would you change it to? I love my name...I just wish I would've kept my maiden name. :)
Would you drink an entire bottle of hot sauce for $1000? I don't think so...yuck.

How many pairs of flip flops do you own? 5ish
Last time you had a run-in with the cops? Eff the police. Kidding, kidding.
Last person you talked to in person? My assistant
Favorite Month? June, my birthday month!

Missing someone? Yes
Mood? Foul
What are you listening to? Pandora - a song called "Babies" by Pulp is on...not bad!
Watching? I'm just looking at the I'm watching this. Weird question.
Worrying about? Something we need to sell

What’s the last movie you watched? "Taken" with Liam Neeson - it was great.
Do you smile often? I think so.
Do you always answer your phone? Mostly
It’s four in the morning and you get a text message, who is it? I don't get many 4am texts...most likely it would be a wrong number.
If you could change your eye color what would it be? Green
What flavor do you add to your drink at Sonic? Cherry
Do you own a digital camera? Yep
Have you ever had a pet fish? I don't think so...we had dogs.
Favorite Christmas song? "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear"
What’s on your wish list for your birthday? Stationery, shoes...what I REALLY wanted, I am getting -- tickets to see "Jersey Boys" at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. So excited!!
Can you do push-ups? Yeah, if they're "girl" push-ups.
Can you do a chin up? Not without the assistance of a machine at the gym!
Does the future make you more nervous or excited? Excited
Do you have any saved texts? Yes
Ever been in a car wreck? Yes
Do you have an accent? Southern accent
What is the last song to make you cry? "I'm Not Over" by Carolina Liar. For some reason, it makes me think of my grandfather...I know that's weird because the song is about a break-up or something, but instead, it always makes me think about how I'll never get over his death.
Plans tonight? Bert and I are attending a reception and then dinner for this leadership program I'm starting.
Have you ever felt like you hit rock bottom? Yes
Name 2 things you bought yesterday. Wheat sub rolls and 100-calorie packs of sour cream Pringles
You ever been given roses? Yes...I love flowers!
Current hate right now? Monday
Met someone who changed your life? Yes
What song represents you? "Careful" by Guster used to represent me somewhat...not sure what it is now.
What were you doing 12 AM last night? Watching like 10 minutes of "I Dream of Jeannie" before drifting off to sleep
What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up? I am so tired.

Still in a mood, but better. :)
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