Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Early Christmas

Christmas came early this year! My BFF Jayna is coming out to California, so I won't have to go an entire 2017 without seeing her, and AJ and I set a date!

Our wedding is not until late 2018 though, so it feels soooo farrrrr away! This may be the first time in my life I have looked forward to even holiday time passing so that we can get to next year. I'm trying to enjoy our engagement (and I do!) but there's so much to look forward to, it feels impossible to not wish time away!

This year also flew by, ironically. I always feel like "wait, did we celebrate AJ's birthday? What happened to my birthday? Did we even get Memorial Day?" it's cray-cray. And now it's hard to believe we're so thick into Halloweentime, and this time next month will already be days away from Thanksgiving. Sheesh.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Tom Petty & Las Vegas

The Las Vegas shooting almost isn't even shocking. These stupid things are happening every day and it'll just be a few days until the next one I suppose. It's so frustrating, especially given that we are more or less the only country where this happens regularly. Although it did hit a little close to home since I know some people who were there and I know people who know people who were killed. Can everyone stop with the shooting?!

And then there was the blow of Tom Petty. I LOVE TOM PETTY!!! He was really one of my favorites. I remember when I was on a roll of listening to all classic rock in high school and I heard Breakdown and didn't know who sang it at the time, so I called Mat and left an voicemail marked urgent asking him to please tell me who sang that song. I got on a Tom Petty kick.

I WAS EVEN LISTENING TO HIM THIS PAST WEEKEND. I'd also been on a kick of being obsessed with both Refugee and Here Comes My Girl.

I even got to see him in New York City at the Beacon Theatre. It was the only show I saw at the NYC Beacon Theatre.

Both of these tragedies have interrupted my usual morning radio programs, which has been so annoying. I hate that we have to keep breaking for tragedies!

Here's to better times ahead.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017


If anyone could use Swiftamine, I think it's AJ. The craziest thing happened this morning! We always have the radio on in the mornings and of course they play basically the same 5 songs everyday. I was in the hallway using the mirror and AJ was in the bedroom but I really don't think he knew I was there (out of sight but really close) because I heard him start to sing along to the Taylor Swift song on and it was jaw-droppingly shocking, haha! He rarely sings along and definitely not to Taylor Swift. I called him out on it and he yelled at me saying it's not his fault it was catchy and he always gets all of my Taylor Swift and Moana songs stuck in his head lolololol.

That's all, just a once in a lifetime experience.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Wedding Work

This weekend was our first crazy schedule of wedding events, which was a round of 3 venue visits. We then went to the mall to get some shoes for AJ and kill some time before going ot my cousin's to celebrate her daughters 1st birthday!

We got home late and exhausted. On Sunday I went to brunch with a coworker and we each had half a bottle of champagne and dessert, plus I got Anana her own food (spoiled pup!) and then went home to clean the apartment. AJ and I watched Baby Driver (what a great movie! So original and good!) and I did some reading and didn't get to bed until midnight.

Doing wedding stuff is so cray cray. On the one hand I'm like this is so surreal I can't even believe it's happening. You're planning so hard out and it feels forever away. And then you're also like omg this is flying by, slow down and let me catch my breath!

Friday, September 22, 2017

First Day of Basic

Happy First day of fall! My favorite season. AJ says that makes me basic, but I don't even like pumpkin spice lattes. Yesterday it was crisp and cool and it felt like the weather turned, and it was even raining in the morning. I went to bed cold and needed an extra blanket. I loved it.

In other news, if you have been thinking to yourself that it's been a long time since I've done something completely random that is ridiculous and probably something I way too past my prime for doing... well I started up again!

Last Wednesday was my first tap class of my life LOLOLOL.My coworker and I decided to sign up for an adult beginner tap class and boy is this a treat. Being in a dance studio again was a trip since I used to live in them in middle school and part of high school, and being on this side of it was crazy. But we had a lot of fun!

That's all. TGIF.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Engagement ♥ Heart ♥ Bubbles

I cringe to be that girl, but then again I don't, because I really am so very happy and excited and it's a once in a lifetime experience, and I want to remember this fun stage of life and after everything I've done, it's not all that common to have such a new experience anymore!

It's so fun being engaged. I remember hearing once "it's like dating on steroids" and I'd say that's accurate. I do feel different. The night we got engaged I told AJ "I finally feel like an adult." It's felt like the most adult thing I've done and I guess I finally feel like I crossed that threshold.

I love my ring. Not only do I just love the style and what AJ picked out, but I love having an engagement ring. I love seeing it and watching it sparkle after I clean it and catching it's silhouette in everyday things like while I'm typing at the keyboard or driving in the car or cooking in the kitchen. I know it's so cheesy and ridiculous, but I've become so cynical in life, it's kinda fun to feel the simple joy in something.

Also, people have been wonderful to me and AJ. So many wishes and encouragement, and yesterday I came home to find a surprise delivery from Chrishon in DC...

an engagement wine glass and the Broke-Ass Bride's Wedding Guide! You have no idea how handy that book will be, I'm so excited. Has anyone looked at what a wedding costs these days? It's infuriatingly expensive, especially for such an artificial market. I'm not even convinced we're going to have a wedding still. Who can afford all that for one day?! But, ah well, what else is new?

Monday, September 11, 2017

Belize, cont

I still haven't gotten a chance to get around to posting all the pictures from Belize, but I did get some more winners from my GoPro I wanted to share. Enjoy the masterpieces below...!

And of course, wish Jayna a happy birthday today!