Monday, April 21, 2008

weekend recap.

Good lord this weekend was crazy. Crazy amounts of work, crazy amounts of fun, crazy amounts of... crazy.

Friday was absolutely GORGEOUS so the roomies and I headed over to Sammy J's to celebrate Kate's new job. Hooray! Drinking outside makes life so much better. So so much.

Despite fully knowing that I needed to be at work at 8am on Saturday, I proceeded to join the roomies at a house party that a friend was throwing.... in his recently deceased grandfather's apartment. He's living there now, and it's... umm... creepy. Think about what your grandfather's apartment would look like. Then think about drinking out of red solo cups there. It's an interesting picture to say the least. I ended up having a little *too* much fun at the party and staying out far too late (I got home when most people wake up). That led to a rather difficult Saturday filled with both jobs and my attempt to be cheery. It was rough, to say the least.

I managed to rally and head out to meet some friends again on Saturday night at my most favorite Dan's Cafe. I must say that not drinking at Dan's is an eye-opening experience, as you fully realize the true grossness of the place and the smell of urine is even stronger with your sober senses, but I still love it and will return whenever an invite's on the table. You just can't beat it. Post-Dan's we headed to another favorite of mine, Madam's Organ.

Now 'splain this one to me: as soon as we walked in, a tall, young, rather attractive guy walked up to me and asked me if I knew what song was playing. It was Tom Petty, American Girl, of COURSE I knew it. He asked if I wanted to dance to it. That's right. Dance to Tom Petty. I get that he was trying to make conversation, but Tom Petty just really isn't dance-able unless you're at the concert. And even then it's questionable. But hey, I got a free beer out of his proposal so that works for me!

I must recommend going to Adams Morgan sober. It's a lot more fun to actually listen to how guys try to pick you up and you're much less likely to make a stupid decision, obviously. So hooray for that. It also makes Jumbo Slice a whole lot less appealing.

In theory you would think that I would have woken up on Sunday fully energized after my night of no-drinking, but instead I slept through my alarm, finally waking up at 12:15 when my phone rang. Well, kids, that was a problem, considering I was supposed to be at the boutique at noon. I don't normally sleep late so that's a good sign of how exhausted I was.... and still am. It was also a really super gross day outside, so I had zero motivation to leave my house. I finally made it down to the boutique around 1, hung around for a couple of hours during which I think 5 people came in the store, and left to have a quick meeting with the Craig-ster. That led to a couple of beers (BELL'S OBERON!!) and a buffalo burger at RFD with Craig and Keely, then back home to watch Pretty Woman (since, you know, I've never seen it before or anything). Glorious night indeed.

Ok, now that I've written all of this I realize it's incredibly boring and wordy. For that I apologize.

I'll leave with you with a couple of my latest finds:
I'm not a big fan of the whole gladiator sandal trend, but these are delicate enough for me to love.
How unabashedly pretty is this? It's totally motivated me to head to Goodwill and see if I can find something fabulously vintage.

I've got a Spring Fling to go to next week and I'm just dying to find something that screams spring, like this dress. Perhaps Goodwill will have something perfect for me.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


"If one candidate’s trying to scare you and the other one’s trying to get you to think, if one candidate’s appealing to your fears and the other one’s appealing to your hopes, you better vote for the person who wants you to think and hope." - Bill Clinton

I don't think this had the effect he was going for, because this is what I immediately thought:

Monday, April 14, 2008


Yeah, you know that whole no new shoes till I get a laptop thing? I failed. Miserably.

But HONESTLY. How FANTASTIC are they???

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

daily randoms.

1. Things with my new BFF CJ (aka my personal trainer) are going really well. Except for the fact that I'm in pain pretty much every day. By the time the soreness and inability to walk down stairs wears off, it's time for another session. Still, I much prefer this feeling to the gross lazy mess that I was a couple of weeks ago for the past 7 or 8 years.

2. This weekend is going to be GOOD. For several reasons:
  • Tommy is coming to visit!! FINALLY. My little brother goes to school just a few hours away and we're going to the BRAVES game (yeah, not Nats game) on Friday night. Can't wait to see the new stadium. It better not rain... and the Braves better stop playing so shitty.
  • I'm going to Fashion for Paws on Saturday night. I've been kind of stalking this event ever since I heard about it about a year and a half ago and I'm SOOO happy I get to attend this year. I mean, puppies and fashion. What could be better?? Now to decide what to wear....
  • Sunday is my first and only day off for the entire month of April. This means I will take full advantage. Specifically in the form of watching the Masters finale and getting a mani/pedi. Hoo-ray.
3. Work is getting busier and busier with Reunion approaching in late May. I've got events every Wednesday this month and most Saturday morning, so it's all kind of crazy. Still, I'm loving most of it, especially since we've had some hires and I'm not the new chick anymore.

4. And finally, I really really REALLY want this bag. A woman came in to the boutique with a bright green version and we all flipped out. If someone would like to buy it for me (as it's the same cost as 5 sessions with CJ) then I would be most grateful.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

i've got a date.

Friday, 8am.

With a guy named CJ.

He's as big as a house and promises "to kick my ass so hard [I] won't know what to do with it."

Eeep. I hope I survive.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

decisions, decisions.

I apologize for this blog turning in to the saga that is "Kiki needs a laptop," but I just can't help myself. I keep thinking of all the cool things I could do if I could, you know, download music and upload pictures. What a wonderful world it would be!

Yet things continue to get in the way.

As most of you know, my big sister's wedding is coming up this June and I am lucky enough to be the fabulous maid of honor. I am so so SO super psyched about the wedding: it's going to be the best party EVER. In my head I had always thought that I'd lose a ton of weight this year in preparation: really get on a diet/exercise plan and shed those extra pounds that have always bothered me. Well kids, I forgot that I have zero motivation for this kind of thing. Sure, I like to go out and run every once in a while, but it's far too sporadic to make any kind of real impact. Plus my serious beer drinking habit is not helping helping things along at all. Oops.

Anyway, this new gym opened near my house/on my way to and from work. It's a personal training gym and I've always thought that the only thing that would get my ass in gear would be a personal trainer: someone who's going to kick my ass and keep me accountable. So, I've pretty much decided that I'm going to put a decent chunk of my laptop savings toward a personal trainer, at least for the next two months. A healthy body is more important than some personal technology, right? RIGHT? I keep trying to tell myself this.

Plus, when I reach my goal weight, I can actually wear stuff like this: