Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The good ole' vacation


It is time to catch up with the wonderful vacation I went on with Brian. It was a 3 day trip to Baltimore and it was lovely.

Had a few snafus in the beginning (Brian forgot his dress clothes for a fancy dinner so an impromptu shopping spree ensued) but it all ironed itself out.

Friday we went to a nice dinner at The Capital Grill. We stumbled our way through a super fancy dinner, clearly out of our environment. Definitely a learning experience and the food was quite delicious. From there we went to Best Buy. Yup took a trip to Best Buy because I forgot to switch memory cards. I ended up getting a sweet deal on a memory card. 4G for $13! That is over 1400 pictures I can fit on that baby. Truly wonderful.

Later that night we took a walk around the harbor. Truly wonderful. Saw a street performer and then had a late night snack of spinach artichoke dip and wine. Peaceful and relaxing for sure.

Saturday was the day we went to the National Aquarium! We were actually super excited for this part. With our VIP tickets, we went in around 11. Had a surprise picture taken and started our journey through the aquarium. First, was the 4D show, which included snow, rain, steam and even felt a little bite from a shark (!) Lunch was next of salads and some tasty beverages. 

The dolphin show was next which is my super fave. I loveeee dolphins! And it did not disappoint. There were jumps and flips and waves. Jut super cute. 

The real tour came after this. We saw stingrays, sharks, went to Australia and the rainforest! Oh and there were a lot of fish. Who would have thought? An aquarium has fish? We soon realized an aquarium wasn't exactly our thing, but maybe a zoo next time haha

That night we had dinner at Hard Rock then went out to a very interesting restaurant, Dick's Last Resort. Where it is aptly named. I lasted only an hour before we moved on to Houlihan's for some alte night drinks.

Alas, then Sunday came, time for us to part ways with Baltimore. A paddle boat was hoped to be fit in before we left but the downpours we saw when we awoke dispelled that thought. So breakfast and packing and we were on the rode back to Jersey.  

Thus was our little vacation. Relaxing and nice to get away with Brian. Can't wait for many more vacations:) 

-Vacation: a period of travel and relaxation when you take twice the clothes and half the money you need.-
Friday, August 20, 2010

Bridal Shower!


One of the very exciting things to happen this summer was my very good friend's bridal shower! It is a sign we are all growing up and I am super excited for her. It also means her big day is getting closer!

It couldn't have been a better day for her either. Not too hot, with just the right amount of sunshine. Friends, family and good drinks included. The theme was "Jaclyn's Favorite Things."

Alcoholic drinks Matt (her fiance) makes that she loves.
Potato Soup and bread bowls she loves.
Tequila!
Derek Jeter even made an appearance.


Gifts included all the usuals of pots, pans, plates, cups. And the not so usuals of funny family heirlooms and wedding night attire ;)  

Everything was green in color and green environment wise because Jaclyn's wedding will also be green. Everything recycled and able to be washed.

The night included a long walk to the local watering hole, George's. Free shots were given and a good time was had. And the day finished with a  nice campout where I snuggled with Kristen.


Truly a wonderful time with old friends and made some fun new friends. Can't wait for her bachelorette party and of course the wedding! Just hope I don't cry..ha


-The heart that loved is always young-
Thursday, August 19, 2010

Bang Bang Bangssss


That's right, I am now the proud owner of a forehead of BANGS.

They came to be when I took a trip to the hairdresser and asked for the usual side bangs. When asked if the length was right before she cut, I replied yes. But apparently I was mistaken. I soon realized side bangs were not meant to be. So I went with it and made them in to straight across bangs.

Everything happens for a reason, right? Well I guess I was meant to have these awesome bangs. That's right I said awesome. They have grown on me and if they make me look older I'm in. They are a touch high maintenance and it is really easy to tell my lazy or rushed days because they get pinned back but all in all I can't complain.

Bangs are so drastic I would of never had the guts to walk into the hairdresser and tell her to give me bangs. So God helped me along my way. And I think they are here to stay. Plus, according to this article the bangs are proven to make me more sophisticated wiser. It is a win, win.



"Adding any kind of face-framing pieces to the style you have makes it much more flattering to your features and a whole lot sexier," says Oscar Blandi, the NYC stylist and salon owner

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

back in action!


So I have been MIA from here for almost a month (!) and there is really no excuse for it. I mean I was working a lot actually. And then having somewhat of a social life. I will update you bit by bit.

Today I will tell you how the packing and organizing has been going. No place found to live yet. But so much stuff piling up. case in point....


Yup. All mine, And that's only one room where my stuff is piled. More to follow...
Which begs the question, how am I going to fit in a tiny one bedroom apartment? But that looks like the only place I can afford being as Target does not pay for the townhouse I really want to live in haha
Doesn't hurt to dream though I guess. 


There's a tid bit for now. More to come.


-If you think you're free, there's no escape possible. ~Ram Dass