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Weekend at Home

So, I’m still in PA today.  The weather here yesterday was nasty, and after hearing about the struggles my sister went through driving home from MD earlier in the day, I decided to make today a mental health day.  I’ll finally head back down to VA sometime this afternoon.  I’m not going to complain about the unplanned day off, because I managed to sleep until almost 10 am, and it was awesome.  The weekend tired me out.

My drive home on Friday afternoon was actually amazing, and it took me less than three hours, which is almost unheard of.  After arriving home, my sis and I headed over to Bed Bath and Beyond so I could pick up a shower gift, and then I met up with Liv at Starbuck’s.

Liv and I have been talking on Twitter for months now, and discovered we were from the same town, and even had mutual “real” friends in common.  It’s always fun meeting internet friends and real life, and finally putting a face/voice to a picture or blog.  It was nice to finally meet her in person, and we sat chatting for about an hour and a half before I had to say goodbye and go meet my mom for dinner.

My mom, sister, and I enjoyed an amazing dinner at La Stalla while sitting outside on the patio.  It was a gorgeous night, and I was almost chilly despite having long pants on.  It was awesome, I can’t remember the last time I sat outside without sweating profusely, a cool breeze was nice.  After dinner, the three of us met up with two of my sister’s other friends at the movies, where we saw The Help.  I liked it, but I still haven’t read the book, not sure if I will or not.

Saturday was full of pre-wedding celebrations for my friend Michelle.  First up was her bridal shower at a local restaurant.  We enjoyed lunch and wine while she flew through present opening.  Thank you for that Michelle.

Alexis and I at the shower

Michelle opening gifts

All my old work friends

After a quick outfit change, it was time to head over to Michelle’s sister’s house for her Penn State themed bachelorette party.  As Ashley and I were changing, all we kept saying was how this was the most comfortable bach party outfit ever, and that it was awesome.  It really was, I’m so glad we didn’t have to get dressed up and go out haha.

Ash and I

with the bride to be

What happens at a bach party, stays at a bach party, but there were the typical games, dancing, drinking, and tons of food.  It was really fun, and nice that we could all just pass out at the house at the end of the night without worrying about getting home.  I stuck to beer for most of the night, and managed to escape without a massive hangover yesterday.  Score.  Other things I learned about myself on Saturday night?  I can still do a full split, and pirouette with the best of them.  I suppose that’s what happens when almost the entire bridal party were once ballerinas.

It’s still raining here, which blows, but at least it will be daytime, and a Monday so hopefully traffic won’t be so bad.  Catch ya later.

Yes to the Dress?

Dinner and dress shopping was a lot of fun last night, and I think we gave Meghan a great start to her birthday (it’s today).  Her loving fiancée is taking her out for a romantic dinner tonight, so we gave her a night of fun and laughter.

my bests

Megh is an awesome bride, and has pretty much given us free rein when it comes to choosing bm dresses.  Her only requirements are that it be short, from the JLM line, and the silky taffeta material.  See all examples here, her colors are Raspberry and Midnight.  We all immediately got to picking out dresses, and when I had the one I liked in hand, the girl helping us said, “that one is somewhat difficult to wear if you have a large chest because of the way the top is cut.”  Then we all looked at my chest and laughed.  That won’t be a problem.  These were my two favorites of the ones I tried on, keep in mind they’re two sizes too big and need to be hemmed.

Number 1 choice

Number 2 choice

Dani actually really liked the second one and will probably end up ordering that one.  I fell in love with the first one the second I put it on, especially because of the fact that it has pockets.  My first experience with bm dresses wasn’t bad at all, and I could actually see myself wearing that dress again.

On the way home I found myself trying to explain something to the roommates, but they just ended up looking at me like I had 17 heads so I’ll try again here.  I go through weird phases, one where I want to go out a lot and hang out with friends and the other where I’d rather sit at home and not talk to anyone.  After so many weekends of going out, socializing, and boozing my face off, I have like zero desire to see people right now.  I was trying to explain how this weekend I would love to just sit at home not doing anything or having to talk to anyone, and they were shocked.  They couldn’t understand how I could want to “waste the weekend” that way.  I was like, well it wouldn’t be a waste, the weekend would still happen and I’d still get to relax.  They didn’t get it though.  Anyone else feel like this?  Am I just a weirdo?

Anyway, it’s Thursday, and I have a half day tomorrow, but like I said, haha I don’t really feel like doing anything.  However, Steph is in town again and I think there are tentative plans to get together with her and Kacy?  I can probably get over my antisocialness for dinner and drinks.

Shop Till Ya Drop

Well hello again, and happy Monday to you.  I’ll try to keep this from rambling on too long, but seeing as it’s Monday and the day started an hour and a half earlier for me today than usual who knows if that’s possible.  Hopefully this half day on Friday is worth getting my bootay to work at 7 am this week.

The weekend was a good one, and involved spending way too much money, but hey you can’t take it with you.  Friday I fought with traffic and headed right to Tysons Galleria after work for some shopping and to meet the roommates for dinner and a movie.  I only hit one store at the mall, but man was I successful there.  Two pairs of shorts and five shirts from J.Crew for $140.

Already wore this one

Shirt #2, linen boatneck

Shirt #3, linen short sleeve

Oh, and despite the fact that I went into the store with the intent to avoid these shirts, I just can’t pass up a 2 for $20 deal.

Shirts 4&5 That green and plain black

These shorts, but in dark khaki brown

These shorts in Navy

It was a very good shopping trip, and a tip for saving an extra 10% at check out?  Whip out that old school ID, seriously, sometimes they don’t even ask to actually see it.  Secrets of the shopping trade there folks.  After my shopping spree, I hightailed it across the street to meet the roommates for wine and dinner before our movie.

The Hangover 2 was our flick of choice and we all enjoyed it.  No, the story line isn’t original but the jokes are, and unless you have zero sense of humor and personality (ahem) you’ll enjoy it.  We all laughed, a lot, Zach G definitely makes the movie, and Bradley Cooper is so nice to look at.

Saturday was pretty typical, poolside followed by kickball games (we won both), followed by boozing at the Bottom Line.  I started to feel funny at BL, I’m starting to think it’s some combo of my new bc and sun exposure, so I actually didn’t drink at all there.  I tried to pull my shit together for the KickBall Saturday night, but that didn’t happen.  Instead I ended up at Barnes and Noble, which sadly was pretty exciting.  Then I passed out so hard that I didn’t hear the roommates calling me at 1:30 am because they couldn’t get in the house.  Sorry guys!  Luckily they’re pretty resourceful and figured out a way in.

Yesterday was actually my favorite day of the weekend.  Six hours, three bottles of wine, and two pitchers of Sangria, all while sitting out in the sunshine people watching.

And that’s really all that needs to be said about that.  Have a great one!