Saturday, April 25, 2009

thank you for being a friend

First Estelle Getty and now Bea Arthur. I'm totally bummed. While Blanche is my favorite golden girl, the relationship between Dorothy and Sophia always makes me laugh. How such a tall girl was created from such a short woman is ridiculous and I love it. I can remember my mom watching that show when I was little and I will almost always watch a rerun when it's on tv. So sad.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

giving in to peer pressure

It's crunch time in the law school last say I thrilled, ecstatic, insanely excited, etc., would be an understatement.

I have 2 papers to write, an outline to prepare, and a take home exam that I'll pick up next week. While I've done a little work, there is oh so much to do.

But I haven't been working on these papers...

I've been reading Twilight.

The Bestie and Kahea have been bugging me to read it for months. I finally agreed to borrow the first 2 books from Kahea back in February. They sat on my coffee table watching the weeks go by. I wasn't going to give it to the peer pressure (not that these 2 ladies could ever pressure me in a bad way). Finally, I had a presentation to work on for class and I ran out of ways to procrastinate. So I picked it up expecting to be over it within 5 minutes.

I loved it.

I found myself being taken back to 1999 when I was 16 years old. I was a crazy giddy girl, slightly boy obsessed, and thought I knew everything. As I sat in my bed at 3 a.m. reading, I found myself laughing at parts because in a weird way, I could relate to some of it. Clearly I wasn't in love with a Vampire, though for one like Edward, I would have considered it.

I finished the first 2 and went out and bought the rest yesterday. Really Excited.

Is it bad that I'm 25 and loving this?

Friday, April 10, 2009

me minus 4 bags of sugar

Today is a good day.

Either my scale is lying to me or...

I'm down 20 pounds!!!

Out of control. Tonight is sushi/sake bombing for the boy's birthday, so I may ruin it. But that's totally worth it.

Monday, April 6, 2009

wedding weekend

It was a crazy wedding planning filled weekend. It was a little stressful and overwhelming, but really fun. Plus it involved no schoolwork. Fabulous!

Last weekend we were stuffing and licking envelopes for our save the date cards. We ordered them from Wedding Paper Divas, a super cute local company but they are well-known and did an amazing job. Here's the card we chose: which you can find
Here. Clearly that's not my exact invitation since my name is not Gabrielle, but it's beautiful. I started getting calls as early as Tuesday and I found out that the card made it to my relative in Spain on Friday so I think everyone should have received it. Big check out of the way.

On Saturday the boy and I spent the entire day sampling wedding cake from several bakeries. I haven't had real sweets like this in 2 months and it was INTENSE. Complete sugar overload. The amount of samples and flavors that we got to try was unbelievable. Not just vanilla and chocolate, but Bailey's and Kahlua, lemon, cheesecake, dulce de leche filling, ridiculous types of get it. I was in heaven! The boy had his heart set on Red Velvet and I'm a girl who likes simple cake so we were worried we wouldn't be able to decide on what we wanted. Fortunately, we found an amazing bakery and designed our cake: 4 square levels, the bottom and top will be red velvet w/cream cheese frosting and the middle two levels will be vanilla with strawberry and whipped cream filling (a la strawberry shortcake). The outside of the cake is butter cream frosting with a thin layer of fondant for decoration. I wish I could explain the outside of the cake. Each level has a different decoration and the sketch of it looks AMAZING. It's girlie and wonderful.

Yesterday we decided to finally start our registry. I thought it would be pretty easy: we have similar tastes, already have some stuff since we've been living together for 3 1/2 years, and discussed what we need. Oh. My. Goodness. Impossible. We only started our registry at one store and we were completely overwhelmed. Which coffee maker do I want? How do I decide between 3 different flatware options that look the same? Wow, pots and pans are expensive...can I justify it? It's rough. I need help and I know there are some super lovely, married bloggers who read this. What do I do?! Any registry advice (including places that you love/hate) would be great.

And finally...for all you baseball fans, today is opening day. I'm treating myself to some low fat popcorn and rocking my Cubs hat and watching the game in an hour. Go Cubs!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

shamwow and blog love

Law school really needs to learn I have a life. Really. I haven't been able to get a good night's sleep in two weeks, hang out with friends, watch trashy reality tv, etc. It's just not right. Here are a few things worth mentioning:

1) Today I found out that the Shamwow guy was arrested for assault w/a prostitute. According to "The Smoking Gun, Mr. Shamwow paid a prostitute $1,000 for sex. When he kissed her, she bit his tongue and wouldn't let go so he punched her a few times until she did. Shamhow? Shamwow. Also: he's 44. Doesn't he seem a lot younger?

2) I'm obsessed with "She Loves Everybody" by Chester French. Listen to on repeat obsessed. The guys met at Harvard and have that nerdy vibe which I dig. Check it out:<

3) In weight loss spectacular news, I'm down 5 more pounds. Though friday I'm going to Zachary's Pizza with the girls (one of the 2 semi-accurate Chicago style pizza places in the Bay Area) and then I have cake tastings at 3 bakeries on Saturday, so I'm sure I'll take a few steps back. But screw it, I love pizza and I love cake.

4) I received some great blog love last week from Post Smith and Jeans Friday. These two ladies are absolutely lovely and their blogs are always fun and entertaining. Thanks for the Love! So here we go:

Here are the award rules:

List 7 things that you love, and then pass the award on to 7 bloggers that you love!
Be sure to tag them and let them know that they have won. You can copy the picture of the award and paste it on your sideboard letting the whole world are Kreativ!

1) Cinnamon and Sugar rice cakes. Generally I think rice cakes are pretty blah, but these are surprisingly tasty.

2) Listening to "Nothing But a G Thang" super loud in my car at 9 a.m. on the way to school. That song is so classic and pumps me up.

3) Vintage Pin-Ups: they're totally cute and girlie. I try to bring their style into my wardrobe.

4) "The Cosby Show", particularly the early episodes. Those Huxtable kids were out of control.

5) Backgammon: my mom and dad taught me how to play when I was little and we used to sit outside and play during the humid, summer nights in Chicago.

7) C.O. Bigelow Rosebud Salve. Best lip gloss ever.

8) "Teen Witch". That movie is awful, and yet I love it, particularly for this scene:

to accurately follow the rules for this award, I have to list ten not-so-cute things about myself. Hmm, can I do this? Absolutely:

1) Though I sometimes sleep in cute jammies, often I'll sleep in long jammie pants, a hoodie, and have my hair in curlers. Doesn't really set the mood.

2) I will watch an episode of certain shows every time they air. I know exactly what is going to happen. I can even start to talk along with the characters. It can get extremely annoying.

3) If I can't find something or I'm frustrated, I'll sing random songs about that thing. When the boy asks me to stop, these songs just get louder. Speaking of songs...

4) If for some bizarre reason "mmm Bop" comes on, it's stuck in my head all day. And I will continue to sing the chorus until it gets out of my head.

5) During finals, my hair smells like coffee because I spend most of my time at starbucks. Ick.

6) I start movies before I go to bed and fall asleep before it's over so the title screen along w/any music or dialogue will play over and over again.

7) I'll grab my boobs at random. I think this started when I first got them and I was super stoked that they finally arrived.

8) My feet are always cold. But I refuse to wear socks unless I'm going to the gym or it's raining. Makes snuggling not as comfy.

9) If something really makes me laugh, I'll let out a little snort.

10) I have a potty mouth. I drop the f-bomb at least 10 times a day (but probably more). My mom has given up home on me being "ladylike". But, I can turn off the potty mouth in a heartbeat.

Phew! I'll pass these awards to:

1. Tiffany
2. Kahea
3. Lailah
4. Pardon My English
5. Miss Type-A

Also...Just finished the season finale of "Life on Mars". Did anyone else see this and think "wtf???"