Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Much Needed Vacation

This weekend I am going to Miami to visit my friend Andrea. She lives in the heart of downtown, close to the beach, and I'm hoping some shopping! I am excited to spend the weekend in Miami, it's warm and I will be able to lay out and get a tan (well okay, probably not a tan, but I'll take anything at this point, I'm beginning to look like Casper). I'm also super excited to go out on the town and be able to get dressed up. Very rarely do I go out in Jacksonville. 1. Everything is so far away and getting a cab is a fortune. 2. I can never stay awake because I normally go to bed at 9 (granny status). And 3. Did I mention granny status? I like Jeopardy and a big glass of red wine in my jammies. Lame and I love it.

On Sunday I participated in the Donna Breast Cancer Marathon. I ran 5 miles in 58 minutes. I am no champion but for me, this is great! I had a wonderful time but I was exhausted! We had to get up at 5:00am to get to the race which started at 7:30am. It was FREEZING. I had to wear shorts though because I wouldn't actually start running until 9:00 when it was warmer. Also, I hate running in pants! I now know that next year I need to bring some throw away sweatpants and a sweatshirt to wear in the morning. Aside from that minor detail, and the fact that the shuttle system was less than perfect, I had a great time.

On Monday it was Valentine's Day. Wahooooo. :) My mom, dad, and brother (and of course the two pups) were my valentines. My brother even went out and bought us chocolate. We had steak, wine, and watched Watson kick serious ass on Jeopardy! Oh, and did I mention that my dad and I have watched every episode of Pretty Little Liars together? He is obsessed and I love that he now asks me every Monday if there is a new episode.

Ta-Ta for now!

Thursday, February 10, 2011


This whole blogging thing is hard to keep up with. I have so many ideas. I just need to take the time to sit down and write them down! I think I'll make this post a potpourri of topics.

1. The Bachelor-Week 6: We are in Costa Rica. Land of love....and large beetle creatures that make their way into your living room (and probably your bed--how romantic). I have just a few things to note. First, let's all just pretend that it wasn't the producers idea to put Chantal in Brad's white button down. Was anyone else grossed out when she came out and all of a sudden he was like "I'll be riiiighhtt back." Ew. We all know what you're doing Brad. Second, are men really attracted to the violent and catty behavior of which Michelle reeks? I know that she's only on the show for ratings at this point, but even a phenomenal actor like Brad (did you see his blood donations PSAs and action movie? AH-mazzzzze. HA.) shouldn't be able to keep a straight face when she's slapping him around like a rag doll and acting like a selfish lunatic. Last, when Alli let out the blood curdling scream while being attacked by a bug (hilarious), did you notice how Michelle casually wrote it off while Brad looked genuinely concerned (for 2.5 seconds, then he was back under Michelle's creepy spell). Seems to me like Michelle is not bothered by what seemed like someone being murdered which just solidifies my prediction that she has in fact been in a insane asylum at one point in her life.

2. Things I bought recently: Got those Aldo boots from the "STUFF!!" post. In LOVE with them, however they have quite the (5 inch) heel on them. I look like Godzilla, but I am proud to wear such beautiful boots. Also bought a great new purse, necklace, and hat from Urban Outfitters. I got some great nail polish from Ulta, a rainbow sparkly one and a khaki/army green one! 

3. This weekend is the Breast Cancer Marathon. I am competing in the Marathon Relay with 4 others. We are each responsible for 5 miles (one person does 6.2). I am excited because this will be the first run that I seriously compete in. I am going to try and run all 5 miles. I have done several 5Ks before, but I never run the entire thing. This will be my first chance to see if I am actually cut out to be a runner! Wish me luck, I'm going to need it!