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Scenes From my Weekend

This past weekend was a good one.  It was full of great weather, good friends, and at least 3 meals came off of a grill.  I ❤ summertime.  Friday was low-key and spent preparing for the weekend ahead.  I ordered take-out Thai and ate it in my pajamas while watching my new favorite show on HGTV, Million Dollar Closets.  I think the fabulousness of its name speaks for the show itself.  Saturday it was off to The Mall early for our 1 pm kickball game.  We lost, but somehow I played really well both as 3rd basemen and at bat and walked away with the MVP tie.

super sweet american flag mvp tie

As you can probably see, numerous beers were consumed very shortly after our kickball game ended, Call Me Maybe played no less than 4 times in the bar, and at some point this happened:

dance line?

I left Bottom Line around 5ish, don’t count how many hours of beers and dancing that is, to head back home to Arlington to clean up for a graduation party.  Said party took place on a rooftop and there was BBQ and booze so I was excited.

my dress billowing in the wind, not me 11 months pregnant

Adrienne and myself

I *think* I went home around midnight?  All I know is I woke up Sunday feeling much less crappy than I expected to, which was awesome.  I spent the early part of Sunday lounging around in my backyard working on my tan while reading the final book in the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo series.  Around 3, lured by the promise of hot dogs, Adrienne I ventured over to another friend’s house for more BBQ and beers.  Apparently all i took pictures of here were puppies, typical.



I wrapped up the weekend by grilling more food, this time in the form of burgers, for Sunday’s dinner.  It was an all around lovely weekend, and now the countdown is really on until my bff’s wedding on Saturday! Eeeeek.  I should probably cut back on the wine and Smartfood popcorn this week, but I won’t.

Happy Tuesday!

I’m Weird

So the other day as my love and I were strolling along the shores of Lake Michigan, we were surrounded by dogs of all size and breed.  Much to his surprise, he realized I have a voice and train of thought to go with almost any kind of dog.  For example, when we saw two bulldogs walking together:

Me: (in a gangster new york accent) “Man why you making me go for this walk, I got better things to do.”
Dar: Just looks at me in shock

Upon seeing a Golden Retriever

Me: (In a goofy, almost Porky the Pig kind of voice) “Oooh, I’m a dog, haha, I love being a dog, being a dog is the best, lalala!”
Dar: “Is this really happening, are you really still doing this?”

It went on, and in case you’re wondering, Basset Hounds sound like stoners.  Eventually Darren just submitted to my craziness and started laughing at me, although he did still occasionally ask in shock if I was serious.

Moving on… glad to hear I’m not the only one who craves alone time every once in a while.  In fact, the roommates went out for wine last night, and I opted to stay home and drink some by myself.  Uuuh, don’t worry about me opting to drink alone.

Also, thanks for the comments on the dresses, nice to know everyone liked them at least a little bit.  We’re still not completely decided on styles, and since the website lists so many more than the store had, we might try to check out another bridal shop.  The wedding isn’t until May 2012, so we have some time :).

Yesterday, I decided to try to tackle a longerish run at the gym.  By longerish I mean over 3 miles, since that’s all I’ve done since April (woops).  4.3 miles in 40 minutes, or a 9:16 pace.  Not to bad at all, and surprisingly I didn’t want to die during it.  I guess somehow I haven’t lost all my speed and endurance since Cherry Blossom.  Good to know.

I have a half day today, since it’s my summer hours week, so that’s nice.  I also got paid, which is also nice since like an idiot I overdrew my bank account this week.  Probably because my company owes me over $1000 from my trip last week and I can’t file my expense report until July 5.  Yeah, I’m pissed.  We’re switching to a new system, and the last day for the old was June 15 and the first day for the new one is July 5.  Ugh.

Anyway, happy Friday!

Get Your Good Time On

Why is it that last week took forever to end, but the weekend flew by?  Sunday night came way to quickly for my liking, although at least I only have three days of work this week until I head out to Chicago for the weekend.  My weekend kicked off Friday at noon with a trip to the Leesburg Outlets, where I was extremely successful.  It was a gorgeous day for the scenic drive and ride on the historic White’s Ferry.

Luckily we made it across without getting stuck in the middle of the river, yes that’s been known to happen if there hasn’t been a lot of rain recently.  Then it was on to shopping and my first stop was the BCBG outlet, where I not only found a dress for August’s wedding but also a few other great things.

Thanks to everyone who offered up their opinion when I tweeted the picture of me in the dress, you were um, helpful? Haha.  I also grabbed another sundress and strapless top.

They’re both made of the same stretchy fabric and have the same sort of design, loose and flowy with a sash that ties around the waist.  I had also picked out this really cute romper from BCBG, but after looking at the price tag, decided it was not in my budget.  Then it was on to the J.Crew outlet, where I also managed to find some really cute summer work appropriate and regular life shirts.

I’m actually wearing that first gray one today.  Love them all.  Also, this post is mostly for my sister who requested I post pictures of what I bought, sorry if it’s boring to everyone else :).  My last stop of the day was the Lacoste Outlet where I picked up two things for Dar since I never bought him a “real” birthday present and felt kind of bad about that.

The rest of Friday involved a trek into Georgetown to see a friends art in a gallery, but it was closed when we got there, and then lots and lots of wine.  Surprisingly we were still up and at the pool by 11 am on Saturday morning to grab some sun before kickball and the flip cup tournament.  Obviously this guy was the star of the show on Saturday.

But we didn’t do too badly ourselves, Dani won MVP for a great catch in the outfield, I had 3 RBI’s, and Adrienne carried the team during the flip cup tournament.  We were all home and in bed by 9:45, don’t judge us.

Yesterday Dani and I spent a good 5 hours at the pool enjoying the people watching and relief from the heat, oh and a few Arnold Palmer’s.  Amazing.  It was a great weekend, and I now definitely have a solid base tan going on.

Hopefully the first part of this week goes by quickly, because I cannot wait to get on my plane Thursday and head to the mid-west!