How this year shaped up

Did I mention I was heavily medicated to attend this wedding?

It feels like five lifetimes have passed since I wrote this post on 2/21/14 discussing my awesome, happy, wonderful agenda for the first half of 2014.  If anyone needed proof that I am not a psychic, there it is in writing, people. But despite the massive detour life took on 2/23/14, things have started to level out. And by 'level out' I mean 'get fucking busy' again. In a good way, though! I legitimately haven't had time to blog and it hasn't been because I've lived in a hospital or been Continue Reading

And this is why…

I'm THE Luckiest Girl Ever. This voicemail I got back in February 2013. I finally got around to uploading it after Wordpress finally got around to embedding a media player. Of course we didn't make it to Vegas or that show, but that voicemail right there - friends that call and leave those kinds of messages - that's what life is all about. :) Continue Reading

4th of July Weekend Misadventures

Ali and Alicia @ The Correct Venue.

So this one time, I bought tickets for a show at Hard Rock and totally thought it was at House of Blues, and I didn't realize my mistake until we were parked and eating dinner at the wrong venue. Okay yeah that time was last Thursday night, the show was Lindsay Stirling, and after laughing about my total and complete blonde moment, Vince, Ryan, Alicia and I booked it from HOB to Hard Rock and caught the last 6 songs of the show. It was totally worth the effort because Lindsay Stirling was Continue Reading

The New and Improved Guestroom!

There is no way anyone is going to be able to truly appreciate this post, these photos, or the insane amount of work it took to get this room back to habitable status after Joey moved out. But damn if I'm not gunna try. So, before Joey moved in, my guestroom looked kinda like this: I say "kinda" because we donated the purple headboard to friends and upgraded the bed to a queen. But otherwise, it pretty much looked like that. Then Joey moved in, we added a desk to the room and put the bed Continue Reading

I can officially check “See Cher Perform Live” off of my bucket list!

We totally matched.
And... yeah I was already rocked by this point.

You read the headline! That ish is real!! I SAW CHER, PEOPLE!!! See, what had happened was.... In early February I was on my way to work, sitting in the parking lot that is I4 in Downtown Orlando at 8:30am, when I saw the giant video screen on the side of the Amway Center advertise Cher coming to OUR little town in May. I was like "WHAAAAAT?!?" My first thought was "HOW THE EFF DID I NOT HEAR ABOUT THIS?!" Followed closely by "I HAVE TO CALL CODY!!!" Which was immediately followed by the Continue Reading

48 Hours in San Francisco

We hung out in the Haight Ashbury district and drank amazing rootbeer.

I will always remember this as the last time I truly laughed before my world fell apart. Daddy died only a few hours later.

You already know my Dad died while I was in San Francisco. You might also know that I was only there 48 hours before I had to come home after his very sudden (and still shocking, painful, devastating) death. But what you might NOT know is that, between the nearly non-stop calls with Daddy and Cari and Corey, and the 6 hours of travel time each way, I actually had a little bit of fun. We were in San Fran to visit our dearest friend Timmay who moved there 4 years ago. Every year Timmay comes and Continue Reading

PaintNite DateNite with Cody!

Looking cute and ready to paint!

(Another pre-Daddy draft finally gets finished....) Last Christmas I got Cody two present: One functional (a gift card) and another fun: PaintNite Date Night with ME!!!! You probably know the whole concept of PaintNite but I think each one is a little different. This one is run by local artists, hosted at various local bars, (so constantly roaming) and highly encourages drinking while painting. Everyone works on the same piece, which is different per class, and each painting is gauged on level Continue Reading

Cristie is getting married and I’m a Bridesmaid!

At Club Continental with The Bride and her ladies!

(I started this post months ago and finally got around to finishing it, but please note that I am no less excited about this because of recent events. If anything, I AM EVEN MOAR EXCITED!) For the first time ever, I was asked to be a bridesmaid! (Note: This will not be the first time I HAVE been a bridesmaid. Just the first time I was asked beforehand.... I love you, Grace! :) ) I think when Vince and I met Cristie and her man, Steve, we were like "whoa they're cool!" but I doubt we had any Continue Reading

The New Year’s Eve I had no reason to forget to blog about

A lot of time was spent in this kitchen, with these types of drinks.

I have NO idea why I forgot to document New Year's Eve 2013 - 2014, because it was bad. freakin'. ass. As with all New Year's Eves, there's an immense amount of pressure to make it epic and throw down and blah blah blah. You'd think that at this point I'd be immune to the pressure, but nope. Every year I start getting panicky and call friends around the state to see what plans are, starting usually the second week in December. This... err... last? year was different though. I casually Continue Reading

Vince’s Store Bought Birfday

January 2014

I can't believe I'm writing about this well over a month after the fact, but what can I say? Life. It's good right now. :) This year was Vince's 35th birthday - 35th!!! I met Vince when he was 25 and every year on January 13th I've struggled to rally our Still-hung-over-from-New-Years-partied-out friends to give Vince the birthday celebration he truly deserves. And every year we manage to pull something off - even if it's just a really effing expensive dinner with our local pals. This year, Continue Reading