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Monday, February 15, 2010

There she is...........



YES, THREE posts in one day! Catching up! :) Thanks readers!

On January 30th, 2009, I had a houseful of ladies and threw one of my "silly parties" again. Those that know me, know I LOVE to throw parties. I will attempt to make a party out of anything. :) I love getting together and love my buds! This time was no exception. We laughed til we cried (like we always do) and we had a ball. The neat part of this party was our theme and reason behind it. I had a "Miss America Party" because we girls were all lucky to take a trip to NYC for our 30th bdays (see post Seven Belles in the City~ December 2008 for that story). And while there, we made plans to hang out with one of the girls friends, Alyse Zwick. She had attended Pebblebrook High School here in Marietta and she was a FABULOUS host in NYC. We had an absolute blast with her. When we were there she was Miss Long Island and gearing up for the Miss NY pageant, which she wont the title.!Right then, we knew we had to host a party in her honor! We had the date marked and saved for months. We were so excited and Alyse knew we were toasting in her honor! The day before we found out that she won the swimsuit competition in the pre-lims. We were sure that would secure her a spot in the Top 15, unfortunately it didn't but we were still SO PROUD and so excited to see her there! She looked gorgeous and it was nice to know she is just as beautiful on the inside!

We had a talent contest which Staci clearly won with the pageant cake she made (seriously she made it!!) We had tiaras for all to don, prizes for best dressed which included all "pageant staples" and had the dinner catered by Mellow Mushroom pizza because thats what the contestants eat back stage-PIZZA! We dressed in our evening's best and Miss Pauldin' County even made an appearance :). Fun times had by all and a big Congrats ALYSE! You were stunning and made the Georgia Peaches proud!

Jennifer, James and Jerry

So TV wasn't always "my thing" and its certainly not now. I rarely get addicted or 'into" any shows. I am a Desperate Housewives and Brothers & Sisters fan and some wonderful, um, lets say "educational" shows on MTV :) but other than that, I am not loyal. I was one of the few in college that didn't care about the Friends finale, because I had never had time to really watch it. I don't have anything against TV but I'm not usually in front of it. However, Jimmy (aka James) is a huge movie buff and enjoys TV a fair amount. He has convinced me that I have been missing out on life's greatest pleasures, and that somehow my life would be more complete had I watched the entire 9 year season of......... Seinfield. I think he thinks Jerry Seinfield is the king of TV. He absolutely loves the show. Of course its all re-runs now and he swears he has seen every.single.episode. He owns all nine seasons. So in New Years Resolution time he suggested I get caught up on this huge part of my life that I was lacking and that we watch the entire run. He created a spreadsheet (yes, I know) and figured we'd need to watch 3.5 episodes a week to get them all in. One perk is there are no commercials on these dvds he has. (Thank goodness). So, we began......I don't think I laughed season one and I'm not sure there was more than a chuckle in season 2. I just don't get it. My aunt says everything in a persons life there is Seinfield about, um not so sure. It also doesn't help that I am constantly critiquing their clothing choices and wondering HOW on earth this was a hit dressed like that. Then I'm reminded I was in 5th grade when the show even began, and lets just say its been a while since 5th grade. Jimmy keeps saying "it gets better" but I'm not convinced yet. So much that if there is nothing on TV, I'd much rather go to sleep than watch Seinfield. Maybe my tune will change in seasons 3-9......I think he should have to watch all six seasons of SATC! Talk about an education :)
Stay tuned......

It's Over...

my long-time relationship is over. We tried to break up a few times over the past 10+yrs but it never lasted, I always went back. I was too dependent. I couldn't function at work or social events without them. I felt ugly without them, but I have finally said goodbye to my dear love, my solar/acrylic/fake nails. I didn't think I could manage but I'm on week two!! I think the reason I hated the relationship is the time it took. Who wants a draining, needy relationship? My nail cat always thought I was funny asking if I could "drop my hands off and pick them up in 40 minutes?" I just hated the time there, it wasn't terrible per se or painful but it was in one word....B-O-R-I-N-G. Too high maintenance. Since I hated these "dates" so much, I would put them off making the relationships more brittle, ugly and destructive. A set of 10 would be a set of 8 by the time I rolled into my date at Nail Trend. Not to mention the cost of these suckers. So, I finally decided I would once again try to end this relationship. Not go back this time. Not gonna do it. I went in and had a manicure, best $10 I have ever spent. Why didn't people tell me those were much more fun, soothing and QUICK than the fill-in dates I was having?? Seriously, it was like being wined and dined. It was wonderful. I was in heaven and knew I could manage this. Plus it allowed some "color" in this bland, 10 yr old, dried up relationship. (I was having to get pink/white (aka 'american') because I could go that much longer without it being as noticeable if I had the color. )But, those that know me, know I'm too bold for american ALL the time. So it was only fitting that my OPI color choice this time be "An Affair to Remember" I was totally cheating on the white and pink powder, the dremel and the gosh awful tips. As all new relationships begin, this one is no different. I'm taking time to learn and adjust and I think in two weeks I have painted my nails at least four times, this chipping business must stop. I hear there is a counselor out there named Sally Hansen that assists in these type of relationship and recommends Hard As Nails, I'll give it a shot. I sure can't keep going back all the time, even if it is $10. I think this might work, its a budding start and I'm learning to really enjoy the lack of neediness, dependency, the fear of hurting them, as long as they keep their end and don't start chipping away at me, remain strong and true, and don't nail me down to anything, I'm in :).