Thursday, February 17, 2011

Here Comes the Bride....

No, not me!

About two weeks ago one of my biffles (best friends), Kellifish got engaged! I’m so excited for them! They’ve been together for two years and have been living together for over a year (officially). I love them as a couple and I haven’t seen her this happy in the twelve years that I’ve known her. I was so honored that he sent me pictures of rings to get my opinion on what would suit her.

This is also the first wedding that I’m in where I get to participate a little in the planning. I’ve been in family weddings before when I was younger, but my job was just to carry some flowers and walk straight down the aisle.

They’ve decided to get married in September, so there’s a lot to do. So far we’ve been dress shopping (she found hers!) and I’ve been helping her get ideas about vendors, etc. She’s so stressed out already since she’s in school and working full-time, but thankfully her fiancĂ© is more than happy to help her with planning stuff. Well, the big stuff. He may draw the line at flowers.

She hasn’t chosen her MOH yet-it’s between me and her sister. (I’m surprised she hasn’t just gone with her sister, but apparently she’s not being 100% supportive.) Any advice for a first time bridesmaid? Or advice on keeping the bride sane?


Thursday, February 10, 2011

And Then I Decided to Join the Circus...

...well minus the clowns and the elephants and fire and stuff.

I really meant to post this on Monday, but I got tired/lazy/distracted.  And I couldn't get the pictures to upload, and they're kind of important to this post.

AnyADD, on Friday I finally used my Living Social voucher and tried aerial acrobatics!  It was beyond fun! (Minus the fact that it took me an hour to get there-it should take half that-and the fact that Katie didn't make it due to aforementioned traffic.)

The instructors split us into groups and we got to try three stations: silks (like Cirque du Soleil style), the rope, and trapeze (not the flying kind (bummer)).  I had three middle-aged Jersey ladies in my group who were hilarious and also kind enough to take pictures for me.

Silks! We cheated a little-I'm standing on a knot.

Rope-a lot harder than the silks.  It was a nylon (maybe) rope, not a gym class rope.

Trapeze!  I liked this move because it stretched out my hips.
 The ladies in my group insisted that I do the move in the last picture because they needed to see someone do it.  They were pretty awesome.  Overall, I'd DEFINITELY suggest this class to anyone who wants to try it.  I took it at the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts, but something like this could be offered at a gymnastics school or something.  Eventually, I might try to take one of the extended courses.  They're 6 or 8 weeks or something.  I'm so excited that I crossed this item off of my Life List! 

I still have rope burn on my foot.  Worth it.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

January in Review (Sorta)

Oh wow look at that…I haven’t posted for like 3 weeks. I’m awesome. (Or lazy.)

January was pretty boring. There was a LOT of snow. And a lot of unnecessary driving in said snow since my office refused to be closed. Thanks, guys.


The new car hunt is on! One of my aunts is like a wolverine when it comes to negotiations, so I’ve recruited her into helping me. She’s great at research and all that fun stuff. I’m aiming for a Honda Civic, and I’ll get it before the end of March so I don’t have to pay for inspection and what not.


My yoga class got cancelled. Major sads. It might start up again later this year, but there are no guarantees. I was going to try a class at a studio last night but I couldn’t even touch my toes, my legs hurt so badly. I got a trainer at my gym and he doesn’t like to take it easy on me. After sitting for a few hours at my desk, I’d get up and it felt like someone was stabbing the back of my knees. People keep telling me that it’ll be worth it, but I don’t know how much I believe them. We’ll see.


I bought my plane ticket to go to Florida to see my mom over Mother's Day.  I want to make her brunch, but she's gone vegan which makes it decidedly more difficult.  I'll have to do some research.


There was an opening in our warehouse. My boss has decided to hire his creepy little look-alike. I may need to find a new job; I don’t think I can take both of them. Why he didn’t hire the attractive guy in the suit I will never understand.

I’ll try to stop being lazy and post more. I’m trying something new this week (something to cross off of my life list), so I’m excited to see how that goes. I’ll share next week!