Friday, July 15, 2011

Oh Come on You Knew There Were More!!!

Wow, until I started this trip down memory lane I didn't realize how many great people I truly have in my life.  You all rock!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Christina Golightly...

Tonight my friends and I sat on a grassy lawn and watched Audrey Hepburn in the classic, Breakfast at Tiffany's.  We laughed, talked, and drank amazingly tastey champagne in "The Front." I smiled as I passed out to each of them bags of M&Ms midway through the movie and I loudly started yelling colors and tossing the corresponding candies into the street..."blue, yellow, red, green..." What are you doing? I answered, "I only like the brown ones cause there's less coloring."  With a twisted grin and puzzled look I realized she didn't get it.

So let me explain why I was acting so strangely.  Some of you may remember the final scene of the Wedding Planner where Matthew McConaughey finds Jennifer Lopez on the lawn of the Hollywood Bowl watching Breakfast of Tiffany's and sorting her M&Ms.  Tearfully she turns to him and says, "Someone told me to only eat the brown ones cuz there's less coloring in them."  Yup! I pulled a Rom Com double dip....

Thanks friends, I had a great evening and let me just say this...that black bean dip was AWESOME! Cowgirl Creamery picked some amazing cheeses for us, and damn Amir, that was a superb chocolate cake.  Oh and yes, we drained 6 bottles of champagne and half a bottle of white wine...I'm not saying this because I'm bragging about irresponsible behavior or even claiming we were lushes. I'm sharing this to entice our friends who couldn't make it to clear their calendars for next time...this girl knows how to throw a party.

My Life in Pictures (well actually only a couple of years)

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Posting on the Fly

Today's achievement was small but carried a big punch.  It's been almost three years since I've seen a live stadium concert, so what does this over achiever do?  Why she buys a $50 ticket to a TOTALLY FREE show, of course.  And might I add I bought one ticket, yeah I said it, one ticket.  I'm going so-lo.  I've watched the live concert blogs for months trying to find out when The Black Keys and TV on the Radio would be in the DC area and today I found out.  Both are performing at the Virgin Mobile Free Fest being held here in DC Sept. 10th.

Am I disappointed I ended up buying only one ticket? Meh ...maybe a little.  But those of you who know me, know that after about 15-20 minutes of my "woe is me" pity party, I will get over it and will be able to recite the names of everyone around me, the beer vendor, parking attendant, the roadies with the band, and you betcha I'll get an invitation to the backstage after party. 

Actually I'm pretty psyched that I had the audacity to decide to go alone - yeah I rock!

If you wanna rock with me they're giving out FREE tickets on Friday, July 15th.

And for you out-of-towners, I just might let you sleep on my couch.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Online Dating AKA The Land of Awkward Boys

    A few weeks ago I celebrated a weight loss milestone by purchasing a fun and flirty white mini-dress and placing my profile on an online dating website.  I know, I know, I witch and moan that online dating isn't for me, guys don't contact me, and I'm better off suffering in silence on a bar stool knee deep in mussels and house champagne at Bistro du Coin.  Well dammit - I'm over half way to my "Fabulous at Forty" goal and think I'm deserving of little lovin'....So there you are.

    And there it went...right in the proverbial crapper.  Walking home with my head hanging low and thinking to myself - what the hell??? I began counting off the Bad Date Indicators I encountered that evening.  I share with you my top three.  Do you agree? Did I leave anything out? Or should I just slit my wrists right now?  Because you know I pulled my name off that friggin' site

Top Three Indicators Your Date is So Bad You Should Just RUN...RUN....RUN....

1) he claims he's a member of an acoustic duo but insists it's a band.
2) he's 45+ but wears baggy cargo shorts and claims it's because he's lost weight
3) he refers to your jewelry in wizardry/Lord of the Rings terminology