Saturday, November 7, 2009

time for the best day ever!!!

Woah, it's totally surreal to me!

We've been setting up for the past 4 days but it's hard to believe my cousin's wedding is actually here. I wonder how she's feeling this morning, I can't wait to see her in a few hours. I know I'm gonna cry, damn it.

The wedding is going to be so absolutely gorgeous, I hope my camera cooperates and takes some decent photographs. Alright, time to shower and get ready....we probably won't go to bed until this time tomorrow! WOOHOO! <3 parties.

Also love matching my Kate Spade purse to my real life.

Friday, November 6, 2009

school's (not) out

"School? All due respect _____, school is out."

NAME THAT MOVIE! (I left the blank because revealing the character name would've made it too easy)

Even though I'm mostly done with my thesis isn't exactly "out" for me yet. I decided to take two on-line classes in psychology for S&Gs and they've ended up being a ton of work but I'm really enjoying them because I'm actually learning stuff.

Learning stuff. In school. Hmm, imagine that.

Like today I learned that humans spend 1/3 of their lives SLEEPING! Isn't that awesome?! I freaking love sleeping...and plan to go spend some time doing just that. Gotta get my beauty rest for the wedding tomorrow! I'd hate to be the bridesmaid that ruins all the wedding photographs. You know the one I'm talking about. Hate her.

Now for your DDTT:

Keeping with the sleep theme, this is Tater's favorite napping location:
the spot between the window and the couch in the living room. ZzzzZzz.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

yo ho yo ho a tater's life for me

Tater (aka Tot Sparrow) gets his cast off on Monday and I'm gonna be honest...I kinda don't want him to. He looks so hilarious when he tries to maneuver around the house with it hanging in the air and when he runs across the slate floor it makes this "thunk thunk thunk" noise, much like I would imagine a peg leg would make if a pirate were running around in my house.

This is him in his ORIGINAL no-thrills cast, but it's essentially
the same now only his new one is much larger and purple.

This morning I left my room holding Tater Tot, two bags full of my make-up and potential wedding rehearsal outfits, four pairs of high heels, and my purse and--just my luck--the house alarm went off (my room is detached from the main house)! So I dropped everything to run to the main house to turn it off before they sent the police and figured it'd be safe to set Tater down since his movement is clearly impeded by his ginormous cast.

Ya. Dumb idea.

He took off like a bat out of hell with his purple cast flailing in the wind. Thankfully I was able to disable the alarm and snag a squeaky toy from Tater's toy drawer in under 30 seconds. Tater's main goal in life is to escape the house (every time he goes outside to go to the bathroom he first checks to see if the gate is open for him to flee to the walking trail sans supervision), but as soon as he hears a squeaky toy he comes right back.

Hmm...this is one of those stories you get three sentences into while you're telling it and you think to yourself "This is the most pointless, boring thing ever why the heck am I repeating it?" and yet, you can't stop. Sorry folks.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

it's a nice week for a white wedding

My cousin is getting married this upcoming weekend!!! I feel like she got engaged just's hard to believe that it's been over a year since her high school sweetheart popped the question.

I was lucky enough to be asked to a part of the special day as a bridesmaid and am going to be helping out the rest of the week with last minute prep stuff. I also clearly did not learn from my last teeth-whitening ordeal and went a little nuts with the bleach last night. Luckily I had the foresight to experiment with appearance-altering substances several days before the wedding, so hopefully the only tears I'm crying come Saturday are tears of joy...not tears of pain from tooth sensitivity.

Her dad (my mom's brother/my uncle) is a peach/almond farmer and completely renovated an old barn on his property that is going to be the site of the reception. It's going to be such a beautiful wedding, I can't wait to post pictures! They had their engagement photographs done during a trip to Louisiana they took earlier this year and they all turned out amazing. Here are two of my favorite shots:

I picked today's DDTT (daily dose of Tater Tot) because he's looking all fancy schmancy and wedding ready in this picture! It was taken right after my graduation ceremony last year and he had just been groomed so he was lookin' hot to trot.

Monday, November 2, 2009

it's beginning to feel a lot like christmas

2009 has FLOWN BY, next thing I know it's going to be I've tried to prepare for that fact and did a bit of Christmas shopping over the weekend. I even picked up a few things for myself, had them wrapped, then told my mom, "Hey I bought myself some gifts from you. You owe me $50. Here they are, sign your name on the card."

Ahhh, being an adult takes a little bit of the magic out of the holiday season, doesn't it? If anyone feels like surprising me, I'd really like these crazy glorious mustache salt and pepper shakers:

I have a bit of a mustache fetish. It's totally in the realm of a healthy obsession, though.

Now for your daily dose of Tater Tot, all dressed up for the holidays:

Sunday, November 1, 2009

sephora friends & family sale!

Had to pass along the message! Use code FF2009 at checkout to receive 20% off any item at!! This is an epic deal, and right in time for the holidays...but act fast because it's only good through tomorrow, November 2nd.

Many thanks to Well-Heeled for the heads up (and the picture!)., it's not a chronic skin condition

Ain't no ointment or steroid cream available...the only treatment for NaBloPoMo is to post on your blog every. single. day. NaBloPoMo (aka National Blog Posting Month) is an annual blog-based challenge to post on your blog every day for the month of November! The site encourages bloggers to make any month a "NaBloPoMo" month, but November is by far the month with the most blogger participation---you can even win prizes! A big thanks to Andy for reminding me about this!

So all you bloggers out there...hurry up and get writing! Remember to pace yourselves, you have 30 days of this and don't want to burn out mid-way through the challenge.

And now for your daily dose of Tater Tot, which may or may not be a running theme in my contribution to this year's NaBloPoMo:

So sleepy on his drive down to Cabo San Lucas this past April. Zzzz.

Also...I eventually need to make a new header for this blog since I uh, am no longer in China.