Sunday, November 23, 2008

2500 pages later...

last sunday, my SO soon-to-be new sister handed me a bag containing 4 books: twilight, new moon, eclipse, and breaking dawn.  she warned me that i would become obsessed.  she warned me about the draw of edward cullen and how he can make even the most wonderful guy seem like a jerk.  even her sister told me to be wary of how jack may react and how he would not understand.  i opened twilight that following monday and starting reading.  since then, i have devoured all 4, cover to cover.

i've been wanting a new story to cling to since my beloved harry potter ended.  i know it's silly, but i spent years with the characters JK created, and to be finished with them left me something to be desired.  granted, i loved deathly hallows, but it's sad to have it end at all.  this complex tale about eternal teenage vampires seemed so ridiculous on the surface, but it drew me in with as much charm as edward cullen as on... the entire female population.

what makes me love it more that i thought is that reading these tales has inspired me.  i feel like there's nothing i can't do, nothing i'm not capable of.  there is nothing holding me back, and no reason i should ever feel held back.  i should never be ashamed to express myself as i feel, be who i am, act like i feel.  as i've gotten older, i feel like i've lost some of the fire and passion that used to accompany me everywhere.  i seem to feel much more awkward in my head as the years go, and it makes me feel sort of trapped.  now, for some reason, my mind has cleared, and i'm realizing that i have no reason to feel so trapped, to feel so awkward.  i am who i am, and i don't have to apologize for that.  i feel like i'm 15 all over again, only... with hindsight.  i'm ready to take on new challenges and open new doors for myself.  i have some personal plans in mind, but i need to compile and organize them a bit first.  in general, though, i've had an awakening.

and i love it.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

the weeks ahead

so i'm pretty excited about the coming weeks.  it's getting back into our busy season, which seems to always be looming over us.  it starts this weekend with my trip back to richmond for sherry's baby shower on saturday and melissa's charlottesville shower on sunday.  i haven't met any of those friends before (well, only a few) and i'm looking forward to it.  also, for sherry's shower, my aunt kris will now officially be there, and it's always a treat to see her :)

at melissa's shower, i hope to get her copies of the twilight books so i can read them and complete devolve into a 13 year old girl (between that and the 90210, it shouldn't be too hard).  then, i want to go see the movie, but i'm betting jack won't be too keen on it.  i may have to make some sort of ted leo negotiations, but it could possibly fly.

THEN, that weekend, there's nothing.  i don't know why i started a new paragraph.

the week after that is thanksgiving, and i'm very excited for that!  we are going to new york to see jack's sister (and their parents as well, who are joining in the fun).  on thursday, we're gonna stand out in the cold and be one of those crazy peeps you see every year at the Macy's parade!  Then we'll head back to the Heights so we can warm up and eat turkey made in a teeny NY apartment kitchen!  on Black Friday, jack and i have tickets to see Spring Awakening that evening, and i'm reeee-heeeeally excited.  it's closing next year, and i've been wanting to see it for about a year now (and i've had a big recurrence due to, again, 90210).  on saturday, we have tickets to see they might be giants.  i know like 2 of their songs, but i bet it's going to be a really great show.  all the while, we're supposedly seeing friends?  or something?  who knows, but it's gonna be legendary.

and then, the week after thanksgiving, it is tony's wedding.  melissa's too!  we'll be in cville for the weekend, eating at christians and getting coffee at the mudhouse and getting pictures in the photo booth and wearing a SPECTACULAR dress and possibly having bodo's as well... we'll have to see.  oh yeah, and also seeing my big bother get married to an awesomely wonderful chica.  all in all, amazing weekend.

so yeah, busy bees we be.  after that, we've got christmas time, which we have no real plans for yet, and then it's 2009.  i'm pretty much banking on 2009 being the best year ever, so let's see if it listens to me.

i really didn't have much of substance to say during this entry, but... whatever.  deal.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


i do not care that arrested development is over; jessica walters will always be lucille bluth to me.  even though she's on 90210 now.  however, she just sang MY karaoke song!  hit me with your best shot!  amazing!  love it!  sometimes she is just so overdramatic... it just makes me want to set myself on fire.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

promises, promises...

i always say i'm going to update this more, and then i never do.  awful.  either way, i'm here now so i'll update.

back in northern va, back in the apartment with jack, gots a new job at a law firm in reston.  it's not too bad, sometimes boring but nice co-workers and free bagels on wednesdays.  so, that's alright.  being back in town was an adjustment, but now we live much, MUCH closer to eddie and miguel, and that's been really awesome.  plus, in tysons, there is everything... except a convenient grocery store.  other than that, though, i can get just about anything ever.  it's pretty awesome.

my birthday was last saturday (as in the FIRST of the month), and it was kinda weird and awesome.  i was a bridesmaid in matt & ashleigh's wedding (with my matchy-matchy date, the groomsman hubby), and it was quite awesome to get all dolled up on my b'day.  ashleigh made sure to sing to me before she walked down the aisle, looking like a spectacular amazing bride.  they also called me out at the reception, as well as someone's grandpa who was also celebrating his birthday.  getting to see my friends and being drunk and rocking out was pretty friggin' fun, i gotta say.

so, now i'm 27.  i think it'll be a good year because the past 8 days have been particularly AMAZING.  after the birthday, it was election day, and we all know how that went.  america voted in droves, and finally, FINALLY, my candidate won!  president obama!  i was moved to tears by his acceptance speech, and i know i'll never forget that night or that moment for years to come.

and now, it's a KIND of lazy sunday.  i'm watching csi, and it's one i've seen like 3 times.  it's where mr. arnold from wonder years is an old cop trying to close a cold case, and there's deadly night shade or some crap.  either way, some guy just said his face was melting, and now i'm distracted.  plus, DH just came home from camping, so i should be nice and say hello.  peace out, readers.