Friday, May 27, 2011

Fashion Friday

I had 2 guys (OK, one was John but that still counts) comment on this outfit, one saying I looked "smart" and the other saying I looked "professional" so I decided it should be this week's outfit du jour.  I do admit that I can rock a pair of pants.  These are a boyish cut, which I love.  My shirt was a good fitting, long waisted, short sleeve with kind of a cool neckline (not shown because of my sweater) and I added old rhinestone earrings and a necklace, a big black and white ring, awesome snakeskin shoes and that was it!  This was our weather almost all week.
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Totally unrelated to Fashion Friday is the adorable picture of Toki, who helped me pack for our weekend in the woods, where we will meet up with John's family to hunt morels.  Here she is in the mushroom box.
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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Sigh...

For our Mexican work celebration last week  we set up a photo area, where we had a backdrop of a Mariachi band and some Mexican dancers. People put on hats and posed and it looked like they were partying right in Mexico! So fun! So I wanted to add some of those pictures to Facebook for all to see! You know how when you add pictures to Facebook and it automatically tries to tag the same faces for you? Well, here's it's attempt at auto-tagging me:

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10 years of various hair removal on my face and Facebook just sees right through it.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Major change

I had this party post all queued up for today and then we had a major upheaval in our office this morning. But this is how much fun we had last week....
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I'm so thankful for our jobs and my boss. But having been on the other side, I'm sorry for those who don't get to come here anymore.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Lazy Weekend

We had a couple work functions last week that kept us busy and so on Saturday, we decided to just lay low at home. I was hoping to do that in my bikini in the sunshine, but the weather just didn't cooperate. I did lounge in the backyard in my tank top for a bit though, which was blissful. For the rest of the day, we just hung out on the couch and watched movies. On Saturday night, we cleaned up and hit the town for a delightful dinner with Brandie and Robert. Obligatory pre-func drinks....
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and waiting for R&B...
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I posted these to Facebook and my friend Bunnie thought my Gin and Tonic was a good idea, so she joined us via the internet for a toast :)
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Friday, May 20, 2011

Fashion Friday

I have tons of clothes, but I really do wear them all so I suppose it's about right that it took this long for a Fashion Friday to be ALL repeat pieces!


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The gray skort is an old staple.
So is the scarf.
These are probably the most worn boots in my closet.
I've been waiting for spring to rock my beloved orange shirt.
Even the earrings have made an appearance here before!

and my new giant sweater is awesome for the cold morning (and office)/warm afternoon weather change that comes with the season!


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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Planning

We are getting ready to plan our Memorial Day weekend and trying to figure out logistics and so I looked back on ye 'ol blog to the last 2 years to see what we did. One great thing about keeping a blog is that it gives you the opportunity for this kind of reflection. And just in case your memory chooses only to remember the good parts, it also gives you the power to remind yourself what not to do.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Things that are funny

and why I love having a camera in my phone...

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Monday, May 16, 2011

America, F*ck Yeah!

I can't really talk about Gavin without telling the story of his friendship with John.  Gavin lives in London but comes to the US for work events.  John worked with him years ago (and now we both do)  He would mention "Gavin's coming to town" and I'd basically plan to spend a week by myself.  After work, they would attend whatever work sponsored event was going on and John would call me to say "this is about to wrap up and then Gavin and I are going to go grab a drink.  I'll be home about 7."  Around 7:30, he'd call again to let me know they just ordered the last round and then he was coming home.  Around 9, I'd get yet another call from someplace a lot louder and John saying he'd be home about 10:30.  Usually, I'd get another call around this time from his phone and hear muffled noises in the background.  About 11:00, he'd call again to say they were at the strip club and they were going to have another drink and he'd be home at midnight.  Usually around 2, I'd hear him come stumbling up the front steps, crash around downstairs for a bit and then he'd come up to bed, tell me I was pretty and then crash face first into the pillow while asking me to set the alarm for 6 the next morning.  He'd wake up and head to work, where the exact same scenario would play out for each day Gavin was in town.  Nowadays, it's harder to keep up with the marathon drinking of their youth, but last time Gavin was in town, they came up with a plan and this weekend we headed out for an adventure that he can't so easily do in London.  Step 1: Gavin showed up in his rental car, a brand new Camaro (seriously, 6 miles on the odometer!).  Top down, wind blowing through our hair, we headed out to the woods.
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Where we proceeded to blow shit up.
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John instructed Gavin and me on how to use each of the guns. 
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we all took turns with both of John's guns and had a really good time.
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We even managed to hit our marks.  Dead indeed.
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We stopped along the way to grab some beers for the photogenic quality they would add to the unmissable photo opp.
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This is my boomstick!
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Gavin is going to have great stories when he gets back.
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I need a holster for my beer or one of my guns....
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Dukes of Hazzard, eat your hearts out.
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Afterward,  a quick drink to cap off our afternoon in a small little bar...
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with a fenced in stripper stage.  God Bless America.
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Friday, May 13, 2011

Fashion Friday

Finally, some sun!  I took advantage of this lovely spring day to bust out some color!  I recently scored this skirt on a spring shopping spree.  It has a peplum and it's pretty different than what I usually wear, but I tried it on about 5 times and just couldn't leave it behind.  I'm anxious to style it with a few different colored tops this summer
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but for it's first outing, I loved the excuse to pair red and hot pink.
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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Things that are pretty

Rather than trying to save all these gems for Wordless Wednesdays, how about just a photo sampling from my phone and camera from the last week?

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Monday, May 9, 2011

Rob's visit

My brother, Rob, came to town to spend a weekend in Portland and we did a city tour by using Tri-met and walking and using different bars as rest stops. 
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We hit a lot of awesome places and put in a couple miles on Saturday before heading back home for the night.
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On Sunday, we went out a different direction and ended up with this....
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You have to pass it around and the rule is that the boot can't touch the table until it's empty.  We were a little surprised when we looked through our pictures from the group shot to the empty boot that the time span was only 8 minutes...
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It was a whirlwind trip, and we jam-packed it with good times. 
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