Sunday, February 24, 2008

Weekend of Wedding Bliss

Ahhh... the wedding. A wonderful weekend of fun if you're in the wedding and know a lot of people, or a frightening long and boring event if you know only the bride and groom. This weekend Jeff and I fell on the fun side of things at Jeff Jenkins and Leah Hamilton's wedding.

First of all, lets give credit where credit is due: they met at Jeff and I's wedding. I introduced them. Leah was playing piano for the ceremony and Jeff was our usher. I even snapped a picture of their second encounter at the skinny show the boys put on for Jeff and I the night before the wedding.

Highlights from the weekend:

1) Getting to spend time with two of my favorite people, Joe and Jannah Swink. We had the privilege of hanging out with them every day from Wednesday night until today (Sunday) and even had them stay the night the last two nights. I can't tell you how many times Jeff and I talked about how lucky we were to have them living up the street before they moved to DC.

2) Talking to several of my old high school friends in the bathroom of the skinny during the reception. I was good friends with Leah in high school so of course there were a star-studded aray of old friends at the event. It was great to catch up on everyone's lives. And what more fitting of a place than a giant bathroom lobby area?

3) Spilling the beans about a secret I shouldn't have spilled after having a couple of drinks.

4) Being complimented by a friend of a friend on my wearing of "shortie boots the right way." She's a fashionista who lives in Chicago.

5) Crying a ton during my Jeff's (best-man what what!) speech. He spoke so well of all the wonderful qualities Jeff and Leah have, and looked so darn good doing it in his tux.

6) Cutting the cake with my best friends.

7) Talking to Yakov Smirnof and his two kids, Natalee and Alexander, while waiting the in buffett line.

8) Eating Bijans catering and good yummy cake.

Pictures to come soon!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Bachelorette weekend

Thank God Jenn posted some pics of this weekend's festivities on her blog so I could add to my library of pics of myself this winter not looking quite as pale as I did in the pic from last post.

This weekend was awesome. It was Leah Hamilton's (soon to be Jenkin's) bachelorette party in Eureka Springs. Mara, Kesha, Jenn, Leah, LEah's mom Mary, and Leah's sister in Law Emma all went out on the town on a very very rainy day. The highlights were the tellings of embarrassing stories and Leah singing her little heart out for kareoke at Henri's. Enjoy the pics:

Friday, February 15, 2008

I'm freakin' pale!

OMG. Saw this pic of jeff and I on Go's website and was stunned at how much paler I am than my husband, who, consequently, gets made fun of all the time for how white he is (well, he starts it, but whatever). I NEED SUN!

Can anyone add any pics to my collection of my cute haircut where I actually look good? So far I don't have any.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


Obama wins 3 primaries for delegate lead
By DAVID ESPO, AP Special Correspondent
28 minutes ago

Barack Obama powered past Hillary Rodham Clinton in the race for Democratic convention delegates Tuesday on a night of triumph sweetened with outsized primary victories in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.

"Tonight we're on our way," Obama told cheering supporters in Madison, Wis. "But we know how much further we have to go on," he added, celebrating eight straight victories over Clinton, the former first lady now struggling in a race she once commanded.

The Associated Press count of delegates showed Obama with 1,186. Clinton had 1,181, falling behind for the first time since the campaign began. Neither was close to the 2,025 needed to win the nomination.

Let me vent for just a second


Thursday, February 7, 2008

5 Reasons I love LOST

This serves as an ode to my all-time favorite TV show, LOST. I seriously cannot get enough of it, and am slightly obsessed. Here are the top 5 reasons why I love LOST

1) My husband thinks Evangeline Lilly is one of the most attractive women out there-- she wears very little makeup and doesn't wear anything at all cute in the show-- this tells me that I can be makeup-less and sweaty and still be "hot" to my husband. Sweet.

2) Ben may be one of the most interesting and mysterious characters in a TV show ever


4) It makes my husband mad that I read the spoilers on which makes me love to do it even more.

5) Jack is very, VERY attractive.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

raining on my parade

I really liked the weather yesterday and this morning--Boo for Monsoon rainy-ness. I'm in my office getting ready to head to the bowling alley with some pre-teens and can hear the rain coming down like crazy out there.
Don't worry, its not gonna get me down from staying up and watching the returns tonight. Go OBAMA!

Monday, February 4, 2008

I can't help myself...

Two posts in two days!?! Crazy, I know. But while I was looking at news stories I couldn't help but post this one about twins. Because I am one, I thought it was particularly interesting.

Ronnie Polaneczky: Oh, brother!

A judge threatened a man with arrest if he didn't pay twin's 17-year-old traffic tix

Philadelphia Daily News

SINCE NOVEMBER, Edward Stanley Harris has been paying Philadelphia Traffic Court $100 per month on a bill of $1,811.50 for tickets issued 17 years ago - which the court has admitted aren't even his.
He's paying them off because, he says, a Traffic Court judge said he'd arrest him if he didn't.

Harris, a producer at CN8 Sports, has never been inside a prison cell, and he'd like to keep it that way. So he's writing those monthly checks to Traffic Court.

But he says it's not fair.

Gee, ya think?

This guy's story is one of the wackiest ones I've ever heard, with twists, turns, infuriating judges and - wait for it - a long-lost twin.

the rest of the story is at

Forget the superbowl-- its SUPER TUESDAY!

So I could have cared less about the SB last night... the commercials are over-rated and so are the games. Although I did hear that the fourth quarter was worth watching. Oh well.
What I'm really excited about viewing this week (besides episode #2 of LOST this season!!!!) are the returns for tomorrow's SUPER TUESDAY primaries. Who's gonna pull out the victory--Obama or Hillary? (You can tell I don't care too much about the Republican camp). I'll be sitting at home with a big meal and jammies watching CNN all night long babaaaay.

On another note, I want to read this book at some point:

The write up on its website says the following:
For too long, a narrow religious agenda has been used like a wedge to divide people. But a wider and deeper vision of faith and values is emerging. It's a renewal of faith – a great awakening – that combines personal faith with social justice. A new social movement is on the rise. The Great Awakening is upon us.

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