To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, November 23, 2009

It's time....

I have been listening to Christmas music since October... mostly just Lionel Richie Christmas... but, still...

Some of you may think that was a bit premature, but now it's time to go all out! Christmas is really the only holiday I have decorations for. Truthfully, I can't really get into decorating for any other holiday, except maybe Halloween, but that's only if you count candy as a decoration... but Christmas is my thing.

I HEART Christmas... everything about it... the giving, the weather, the music, the hot cocoa, the candy, the presents, the horrible sweaters, the wonderful scarves, the family and friends, the nostalgia of it all, the reason for the season, and the decorations... oh the decorations.

While my roommates are out of town I get to decorate the house... and I can't wait.

And, even though there is a recession of sorts happening, I promise I won't do this:

Although, if I am being honest, this is one of the raddest things I have ever seen!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

"Haus of Gagas"

We had a Halloween party.

It was rad.

All of my roommates and I dressed up as Lady Gaga... thus, the Haus of Gagas.

I have a TON of photos... but, I am only posting a few.
We thought we were cool.

I should write more about this grand party... but, I am too lazy, it was too long ago, and I don't really remember much, mainly I just wanted my cute family to see my Halloween costume.

Better late than never.

Friday, November 13, 2009

That's what she said...

My darling friends are all about dinner parties. And, I love it. It's fun and social and according to makes us SUPER WHITE.

Anyway, in an attempt to assist with some of the planning we had this conversation today.

Ali: Does Derek need to bring anything?
M.E.: Side dish.
Ali: Ok, I'll probably have to help him with that. Wait, is anyone bringing drinks? Or can he bring those?
M.E: Nope. Sounds wonderful to me. Maybe he can get a smattering of sparkling drinks, martinellis, lemonades, etc. from Trader Joe's in those beautiful bottles.
Ali: Ok. I will go with him. I can just see it now "Beautiful Bottles" - He'll come back with root beer!

Ali: D, can you bring drinks in pretty bottles?
Derek: I can do that for sure. You mean IBC?

Ha ha ha....

So, then I tell Jackie this conversation and how funny I think it is to which she responds:

"I am pretty sure the only bottle a man would think is 'beautiful' is the kind that has a genie in it!"

It's official men NEED women. Why is it that none of the ones I know want to fully grasp this fact!?!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Deplorable Confession #5192

I fancy myself in the average range of the intellectual spectrum, which is why I feel OK about admitting what I am about to.

It wasn't until about the age of 14 that I realized November 11th was Veteran's Day. Prior to that I thought it was Veterinarian’s Day... What?!? I grew up in Santa Barbara... they were all about PETA, so it made sense to me back then. It seemed TOTALLY legitimate. Ok... I know... I am retarded!

In all honesty, I am quite patriotic. Last summer when I was at SeaWorld, they honored the military men and women and I cried... which is BIG, since I am mostly dead inside. I have such love for this country. And, I have such profound reverence for all military men and women, past and present. (I even watch Army Wives... I chalk it up to patriotism). I just wanted to thank all those who fight for our country. I don’t honestly know too many soldiers. But, my Grandfather was one. Jonny Volcansek is one, I think. Seth Malley is a gimpy one. And, my cousin, Sandra’s husband is a military man, as well. Thank you to all of you (those that I know and those I do not know) who have fought for our freedom.

Also, you Veterinarians are cool too... I guess. Maybe someday you WILL actually get a day of dedication to honor your noble profession... but, more than likely, you won't... sorry about that!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

My 27 Dresses Moment...

Ok, seriously, I have probably only been a bridesmaid about 6 or 7 times. But, still...

This was one of my very favorite weddings.

A few weeks ago, one of my best friends in all the world got married to one of the best men alive.

Most of the guests were people I know, so that also added to the excitement and joy.

I seriously LOVE Robin & Cody.

So... here it is...

Introducing Mr. & Mrs. Orvin