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

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

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

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

Oops…. Excuses and an Update

We fancy!

Well, I had ever intention of blogging every day the month of November and... yeah that didn't happen. In fact, it looks like I'm not going to make much out of December either. So what the hell happened? A new job. A renewed focus on my home-life. A new Kindle Paperwhite.... The last item was a gift from my former SVP and I am absolutely inlove with being able to read on my Kindle in an otherwise pitch-black room. But seriously, here's one of those random updates that doesn't make a good Continue Reading

Nick and Ashley’s St. Augustine Wedding!

And seriously, could there be a more badass cake topper?

Friday, November 1st Vince and I enjoyed a lovely summer fall evening in St. Augustine, FL for Nick and Ashley's wedding! First, some back-story. Vince went to high school with Nick in Inverness and they reconnected a couple of years ago when they realized they were both really, really into motorcycles. When they first reconnected, I of course came along for the ride (literally) and ended up thinking his lady Ashley was a pretty cool chick. And by 'cool' I mean 'down.' It is a known fact Continue Reading

How I Accidentally Nicknamed Baby Pita

Ali and Pita!

If we're friends on Instagram or Facebook, then you may have noticed some unusual activity on my accounts lately. I've been posting photos of myself with... well, there's no real easy way to say this... I've been posting photos of myself with a frickin' baby. Let's go ahead and get this out of the way now: It's not mine. (And in case my Dad miraculously discovered this blog, no dude I still don't want kids. My uterus didn't even so much as twitch while holding this thing and it is a REALLY Continue Reading

How I Witnessed My Best Friend’s Episcopal Wedding

On May 18, 2013 my best friend and heterolifemate, Grace, got married! The wedding was in Brooklyn, the weather was beautiful, the dress was handmade by the bride, and I was A Witness. Grace asked me to be uh witness three weeks prior, after the rehearsal of my own wedding in Asheville. Since she and Aaron weren't having any attendants, I was honored to be given a role on her special day. Here's what I know uh witness is responsible for at a wedding: Watch two people get married. Sign a Continue Reading

My Birthday/Bachelorette Party

Unlike Vince, I did not leave the country for my last hoorah before the wedding. But I DID get a birthday/bachelorette stay-cation, and it was everything I knew I needed but didn't know how to ask for. My SoFlo ladies, Carrie and Brenna, traveled up to Orlando the Friday after my birthday, and whisked me away to a gorgeous room at The Grand Bohemian downtown. With the help of my Lauren Pants and Codalina, they treated me to a weekend that seriously may be responsible for our wedding going Continue Reading