Friday, September 24, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
GoRemy who created the Arlington Rap (which to this day remains my bad day pick-me-up video of choice) has done it again. He's captured the sentiment of true Washingtonians and our hatred and frustration of the metro. This video shows that he really gets it.
I hate the metro.
Let me say it again.
I hate the metro.
You may remember last year, that I wrote a little poem about the metro. This was during one of the many many days last summer where the delays on the red line were out of control. There were days where my usual half hour ride took a good hour and a half. Not fun. You know that there's a serious problem, when a non-poet by myself is driven to such extreme boredom while stuck on the train that she writes this:
Oh red line, how I loate thee
For you have stolen too much time frome me
Time spent standing with the human race
Crammed into such a tiny space
Hours upon hours of delay
With no cell service with which to relay
Scintillating tales heard while eavesdropping
Stories of marrige and break-ups and bar hopping
And no matter what the season
At each stop, trains stall for no reason
And me with nary a bottle of water to drink
For the cops will catch me and toss me in the clink
Precious time wasted in quite thought
Or people watching until caught
By a fanny-pack wearing tourist family
Mom, dad, two kids, and of course a crying baby
But now it's time to end my tale of sorrow
For I will be back at Shady Grove tomorrow
Anyway, enough about me. Check out Remy's video people and you'll see what I mean. It's genius!
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
But it is.
I've gone back and forth between various ideas. I want something that will show up in pictures. I want something that's a little bigger - since I don't need a necklace with the dress, I can go for more than just a stud earring. And, I want something that I'll like enough to wear again.
Currently, I have two front runners. And, they could not be more different.
There are these from J. Crew. They seem very bridal to me but the gold gives them a little bit of punch. Plus, they are a classic style so I can definitely wear them again.
Then there are these by Alexis Bittar. I LOVE Alexi Bittar's jewelry. I have a few pairs of earrings and they are some of my favorites. His stuff is just so different and fun. These are cool because they'll sparkle a bit and definitely show up against my hair. The gold color will look nice with my ivory dress. But, I worry that they aren't "bridal" enough.
Good thing I have 8 months to decide. Or keep looking. . .
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
I need another purse like I need a hole in the head.
But. . .I found this one online at Topshop and I think it's really cute. However, it's white so it doesn't really say "Fall" to me. However, that doesn't mean I could put it away until next Spring. . .
We'll see how the rest of the month goes. I may need a retail therapy pick-me-up.
However, it was not without drama. First we went to the Macy's Bridal Salon and had a horrible experience. The saleswoman was just not helpful. It made me really stressed out. I won't lie - I had a bit of a breakdown. There were tears. However, I pulled it together after a little bit. My friend Steff found another shop to go to and April called to see if we could get an appointment. Thank God for my friends because I was so overwhelmed I could no longer think. They took charge and got us back on track.
And, we found a great dress that everyone seemed to like and it was in a color that I liked. It was a win-win. Plus, they all got a 20% discount for ordering together which made me feel better. The dress was more than I wanted them to spend so with the discount, it got it in a better price range for my comfort.