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Goal #2

10 Jan

I actually posted this yesterday, but apparently WordPress didn’t think I should be blogging during my anniversary dinner. Oh well, pretend you read this yesterday. It’s romanticĀ and time-travelly. You’re welcome.

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I love hanging out with James, he’s easily the weirdest person I know and I absolutely adore him for it. However, it’s really easy for us to get wrapped up in our own weirdness and just stay home watching Adventure Time all night (especially during the winter). So, goal #2 is to go onĀ actual dates.

Last night we went out to dinner at Interstate, the bar/restaurant where we had our very first date. We colored on the (paper) tablecloths, ate some very tasty food, had some very tasty drinks (I almost snorted mine out of my nose when James kept insisting on calling it “Old Man Milk”, and then pondering how exactly one would milk an old man), reminisced about our very first meeting (I drunkenly kept insisting that we walk in the wrong direction and he was enough of a gentleman to humor me – and then never let me live it down) and were generally wildly inappropriate. It was great.

Then we both got sick to our stomachs and spent the rest of the night in bed, watching Adventure Time. Like I said, romance.

One Year

9 Jan

Today marks one year since I started dating this weirdo:

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This last year has been filled with adventures and cartoons and boozey bike rides and love. And occasionally sexy times :

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I’m a pretty lucky lady.

2013, I’ma kick yo ass.

7 Jan

Hey dudes, we are a whole week into 2013! And I’m 8 entire days into being 28! And I haven’t broken any hips yet! I think this warrants some form of cake-celebration.

Every year for my birthday, I like to do a goals list. I’ve never particularly liked making New Year’s resolutions (so much pressure!), but the idea of multiple goals is really appealing. It allows for a more well-rounded approach to the new year, and for anyone whose birthday isn’t at the end of the year, it also provides a more personal resolution schedule.

Spoiler alert: One of my 2013 goals is to be this awesome, all the time.

Spoiler alert: One of my 2013 goals is to be this awesome, all the time.

To help me actually stick to my year 28 goals, I’m going to post every single one of them on here, starting tomorrow. This is super-terrifying! Partially because of the opportunity for you, dear reader, to get real judgey, and partially because I might have to actually try to stick to my goals this year! Ugh.

Bear with me folks, 2013 is going to be…entertaining.

And the winners are…

11 Jan

Just a quick thanks to everyone who’s been reading lately, you have no idea how exciting it is for me to see my site stats doubling and tripling from what they were a few weeks ago! Congrats to Carmel, Kate, David and Elizabeth, who can be expecting pretty surprises from me shortly. Carmel and Elizabeth, if you can email me your addresses at dandywhereabout@yahoo.com, I’ll get your stuff in the mail!

 

Scheduled maintenance

9 Jan

As much as I love that swatch of Eames fabric that’s been adorning my header for the last several months, I’ve been feeling like a little blog makeover-action was due. So thank you in advance for your patience while I play around with some new things on here.

In other news, it’s not too late to enter the giveaway! Just sign your name and something fascinating about you in the comments, first four (I’ve already gotten one) will get some kind of fabulous pretty thing.

Look what I get to wear!

18 Oct

Two of my favorite people are getting hitched! My dear friends Natalie and Colby got engaged last Spring (I got to help pick out the ring, soooo many sparklies), and I get to be a bridesmaid!

She's going to hate me for this, but seriously, how adorable are these people?

Natalie just recently completed the daunting task of selecting bridesmaid dresses, no easy feat as we’re all built very differently. Seriously, I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a trickier group of ladies to select one non-hideous dress for. Add to this that the happy couple is trying to plan a wedding while waiting for Colby’s job to tell them to move to D.C. and, well, you can see how bridesmaid dresses might not be the first thing on their minds.

That said, holy crap, look what I get to wear:

I think it's safe to say I'll be wearing this again.

How effing pretty is that? Perfect for a May wedding. I’m so honored to get to be a part of this beautiful couple’s special day, and even more excited now that I know I get to wear a super-amazing dress for the occasion! Now I just have to practice walking around in heels so I don’t fall on my face walking down the aisle.