Thursday, May 28, 2009

Rain Rain

Tonight the skies opened up and it rained as I was on my way to my first softball game. I've never played the game. 2 years ago I hadn't ever watched one. Now, I've decided to give in to some colleagues and play on the office team. What have I gotten myself into? Anyway... tonight the skies opened up and I checked with the ballfield rain-out number for the umpteen time. At 5pm they updated the message -- all games cancelled! I turned back around, as I was en-route at the time, and went home. It was drizzling when I arrive home but nothing too major. I had enough time to make it through the lobby and into my apartment when it started to downpour. It hardly ever rains like that here so it was quite a sight to see. The weather phenom was complete with crazy wind and rain blowing sideways. Eeeks!

On the up side... I have more time before I have to face the softball field. I'm so nervous!

photo via ffffound

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Beautiful Weekend

Hope you all had a lovely, long weekend! My weekend was incredibly long since I took a few extra days off. It was great but as I'm sure you can relate it is never enough. On the up side, I got to spend some time back home. Loveeeeeeeeeeeeee it:

Karl Lagerfeld

Fashion icon and the Man of Style himself. Read his musings...

Photo courtesy of Francois Lafite (

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I Love College

Thank you internet for today you have introduced me to Asher Roth. I must confess my love of this song. Don't be fooled - I am not an 18 year old frat boy and my college days were never this crazy. With all of that said... I want to go back to college and experience some craziness. hahaha.

Asher Roth's video, "I Love College" from

Monday, May 18, 2009

Great Weekend

Today I've been super tired. Heck, it's Monday so that wasn't super surprising. I was recounting my weekend in an e-mail to an old friend when I realized how crazy it's been. Definitely unexpected too. Want the details? Here goes (huge inhale)...

Saturday morning = early wake-up to gray skies. Figure out if I will have a game today. Lots of phone calls and Internet checks. Confirm that game is on. Stretch. Head to football (co-ed and non-tackle!). It starts to rain... we begin our game. Wet, on muddy fields and I'm the only one in sneakers. I only slip once and I count my blessings. Hang out/grab lunch with 1/4 of my team afterwards. Head back to fields. Wait for word if I need to step in as an alternate on a friend's team. Finally hear back 10 minutes to their game time. Change into a dirty and smelly shirt. Less than 5 mins later I find out that they have someone else. Change out of shirt. Watch game. Head home. Shower, finally!!! Fall asleep on the couch in a towel. Wake up an hour later in a daze. Get ready. Grab ice-coffee on the way to the bar. (Actually finished it in the bar. Awesome/Classy, I know.) Met up with a friend who is moving out of state this week. Have drinks, watch sports on bar TV's and listen to reallllly bad DJ (who mixes Bob Marley, KrisKross and tons of 80's music?!) Friends leave. We stay. Decide I want to dance. Head to English pub around the corner. Get carded. Really young looking girl wearing a "just turned 21" sign is waiting to be let into bar. Feel old. Listen to more bad DJ music. Have no cash. Charge $18 on my credit card so I can get a beer. Beer was gross and the atmosphere was akin to a bad frat party. Went home. Hubs-to-be laughs at me throughout the night. I'm good comic relief.

Sunday... stomach hurts. Confirm that I don't like beer. Move slow, take long shower, etc. Attend a college graduation party. Eat wings = amazing! Chat with my future home loan officer and get his life story. Love hearing from people with multiple careers. Leave graduation party and head to Target on a Sunday evening. No carts and tons of people. Leave with a basket of random things.

Yeah... so that's pretty much it.
image is by James Roper, via ffffound

Friday, May 8, 2009

Domino Tag Sale

Saturday, May 9, 10a.m. to 5 p.m., at 13 West Ninth Street (Fifth Avenue), garden apartment; cash only

I first read about this on Elements of Style blog this morning. By now it's everywhere! You know what I'm talking about... Domino's tag sale! Not only are former staffers selling off their goods but some great designers are too. If I could I would definitely hit up this sale. Read the full article

Photo courtesy of the NY Times

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Get Some.

I love the idea of buying local but sometimes big box retailers are so much easier. I can't deny that Target is my favorite place to buy everyday items (and tons of other "essentials" that I discover) and Harris Teeter is my favorite place to buy my groceries. I really appreciate the reminder from the 350 project to take the time to buy local and help out local retailers. These shop owners are members of our community and they need our support, particular in these difficult economic times. I haven't picked out my three places yet but I definitely have some ideas. My number one place is a posh home store that stocks yummy pieces of to-die-for furniture. Luckily they also have some home decor accessories that are more in my price range. Also on my mind is a little stationary shop that stocks fun party supplies and holiday garb. It's my "go to" shop for great cards and "flair" such as the shamrock beads I wore to a St. Patrick's Day party.

Monday, May 4, 2009

I covet

I don't know why... but I do. LOVE LOVE LOVE it. And the Sartioralist took the most breath-taking picture of someone wearing it. Will post that too!