Thursday, June 24, 2010

dear beach, be there soon...xoxo

Tomorrow evening the hubby and I are leaving for Florida.  I cannot wait!  On Monday, some of his family will join us, but he was so thoughtful to book us an extra two days for some "us" time!  I look forward to walking on the beach with him, having delicious dinners, & finding those great cover bands we always seem to find!  We haven't stopped thinking about it all week.  What I wish I could stop thinking about are the MOUNDS of laundry that quietly await my attention at home!  It seems as though everything we want to take just happens to be in the dirty clothes.

I always enjoy dinners at the beach at this place....

Ahh, Captain Anderson's.  Not only have I always loved the food, but this wonderful restaurant is special to me now because this is where we went to dinner to celebrate after Male Hale popped the question on the beach almost 2 years ago!  I cannot believe that in less than 2 months we will be celebrating our first wedding anniversary!  AND...we will be spending our anniversary in.....

I have been to Vegas twice and had an incredible time during both visits.  He has never been before and I cannot wait to see his reaction and his mind going in 49382489 different directions about where we should go and what we should do!

Well, guess I should start making my list of what to pack for the beach!  I hope we don't run into any problems with the oil situation...but as always, I'll be sure to document everything with pictures :)

Happy Thursday!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

girl, you're starting to grind my gears

Love that phrase!  Plus I found my gears grinding more than once today.  Here's what set them in motion.....

  • Went to Target on my lunch break...bought some bandeau bathing suit tops....only to find that everyone had swiped the mini strap that comes with it from ALL the green tops (which of course was one of the two I had selected).

  • I wake up everyday and look in the mirror and realize I have black eyebrows and blonde hair.  I pretty much came out of the womb with these full, dark brows...and I'll admit I color my hair to be brighter blonde than it naturally is....but when someone asks me, "have you ever considered dying your eyebrows?" I have to think good thoughts and take a deep breath.  Have people ever seen what happens sometimes when you try to dye jet black hair to blonde?  Your result is orange.  Please accept me for the crazy way I am, xoxo.

  • Just witnessed Alex Trebek be a complete jerk to someone who got an answer wrong by saying, "and that puts you even more in the negative..."  As if the contestant didn't know?!  They probably already felt bad enough for getting the answer wrong in the first place.  Please refrain from sprinkling salt in wounds Alex. 

Bouncing to another random topic, after contemplating the "which 3 people would you want to have dinner with" question, I do believe I have reached my answer.

Betty White
Cesar Milan (for the non dog-enthusiasts...The Dog Whisperer)
Jack Nicholson

I'd close the place down with those 3.  Who are yours??

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

what I gotta have & Boston

I've started noticing how much I love the little things in life....and I would be so unhappy and disappointed if the following didn't exist....

chips & salsa

diet dr. pepper - how else would I catch up on shows?!

my book club  (recently I visited a Forever21 in Massachusetts that had TEN rooms full of clothes!)

$5 bang bang shrimp nights @ Bonefish


This past weekend I went to Boston to celebrate my friend Jacqueline's bachelorette weekend!  I cannot wait for her to marry's going to be an over the top wedding and they are 2 amazing, good-hearted people.  Here's a few pics...

When I found out we had a party bus to transport us from place to place, I was pretty pumped.  I must say, I think we had more fun on that thing as opposed to any of the time we spent in the bars.  The weather felt wonderful!  It was such a nice change from the 90 degree HUMID heat here in the South.  I look forward to a weekend getaway to Massachusetts for their wedding with my hubby!  I will say I felt like somewhat of a language freak when I kept hearing "oh my gah, say that again, I want to hear you say that again!" :)

needless to say when I parted from these gals, I told them "see YA'LL again real soon!!!!"

Friday, June 4, 2010

BP is serious BS

Everyone knows I am a HUGE animal lover, but I am absolutely terrified of birds.  I don't care for all.  But when I watched this video this morning, I couldn't believe my eyes.

Seems to me like those photographers and videographers would have an ounce of compassion in them and put down their damn cameras and do something to try to help when a creature is laying there with its limbs practically stuck together like glue while trying to escape the waves crashing over it.  UGH!

We have a trip planned to Panama City later this month and it seems that the more coverage we watch of the oil spill, the more and more we think we're going to have to call for a refund and issue a detour :(  I am totally astounded and sickened by the results of this catastrophe.  I can't watch anything without hearing about people losing their jobs as fishermen who just happen to be the sole provider for their families.  It seems at some point throughout every day I watch gloved hands pick up globs of oil that have collected and I try not to envision what the ultimate outcome of this will be.

I sure hope Tony Hayward has some trouble sleeping tonight, tomorrow night, and the next...and the next.....