Archive for January, 2010


the list.

Anyone who has planned a wedding, can tell you that the HARDEST part is finalizing the guest invite list. Choosing a venue, selecting the caterer, writing the vows….all a cake-walk (or pie-walk in our case), compared to deciding who to invite. It’s excruciating.

It should be an easy decision. Make a list of the people you want to see when you’re walking down the aisle. But it’s complicated. Really complicated.  There are many factors to consider. How many people does the venue hold? What is the budget? How much fall-out will you have?  Where do you draw the line? Which family do you invite? Do you invite small kids (btw – our caterer doesn’t give a discount for kids – it’s highway robbery!). Do you allow everyone to bring a guest (even if they aren’t in a committed relationship)? What about coworkers?

Inevitably there will be hurt feelings (mine not excluded).



A few noteworthy points in my day:

Today Stacy and I went out to lunch at Arby’s for old time’s sake. We looked so out of place in our work clothes, it was comical. Seriously, other patrons were staring.

Tonight I found this save-the-date video. Don’t get me wrong, it’s way cool (and I’m totally jealous that I didn’t think of it), but this couple must have a lot of time on their hands. It’s quite the production.

I just finished a spin class. I haven’t gone to a spin class in awhile and I forgot how hard core it is…and how bad it hurts the prives. DANG.


sleepy in seattle.

I have a question for y’all. At what age do you stop sleeping in? Furthermore, at what age do you stop sleeping through your alarm? Isn’t this something that a person should eventually out grow? When will I start waking up early on my own?

You know the feeling. The heart-seizing panic that sets in when you wake up and you realize you only have 20 minutes before you’re supposed to be at work. It’s flat out embarrassing. I’m 28 years-old, with a good job. And yet I’m still hitting my sleep button 5x a morning and rushing (very disheveled) out the door each morning! The scariest part is that I don’t even have children yet.  Ahhh! When will I grow up?!


to my friend…

I have a good friend who is going through something unimaginable. Truly life altering. I want to protect her privacy, so I won’t give away any details. But I assure you that her situation is heart wrenching.

While you might not know my friend, you probably know someone like her. Upbeat, strong and selfless. She would give you the shirt off her back…without question. And if the situation was reversed, she would know exactly what to do for me and how to console me. But the truth is, I don’t know what to do for her. I’m at a loss. I guess this post is my pathetic attempt to tell her how much I love her and how much I’m thinking about her.

If you are reading this, I want you to know how much I love you and admire your strength. Although we aren’t as close as we used to be – I still consider you to be one my closest and dearest friends. Derek and I will always be here for you. Always. My heart aches for you and I pray for a positive outcome to the situation you are faced with right now. I’m optimistic that everything will unfold as it should. I love you.



Ok, I know I’m WAY overdue to post pics of Thailand. Here are a few to wet your whistle. I promise, more are coming.


dear phone company,

Please stop delivering phone books to my door. You send them way too frequently and I don’t use them. In fact, I don’t know anyone who uses them. My 80 year-old grandparents are online – get with the times. It’s a waste of space. A serious waste of paper. And is totally worthless. It’s not my fault you have an outdated business model. Here’s a little advice: you need to revise your business model to one that can succeed in a digital world. In the meantime, please stop making ME feel guilty about throwing my phonebook in the recycle bin.



books, books, books

I was just updating my book log for 2009, and I thought I’d share my favorites and those I don’t think are worth reading. I highly recommend Lonesome Dove, Into Thin Air, Columbine and Three Cups of Tea (in that order). The weird part about my recommendation is that 75% of it is non-fiction – which is very unusual for me. You can skip the following books – they weren’t anything special: In The Woods, Vinegar Hill and Sarah’s Key. There are so many other good books out there, don’t waste your time with these duds.

Does anyone have any good book recommendations they want to share?

a blog for anyone, but mostly for me.