Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Harry Potter + more:

Check out this Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2 trailer that someone put together using footage from the previous seven movies:

If this doesn't get you excited, check your pulse. You're probably dead.

In other news: we bought Andrew's plane tickets for Las Vegas! This will probably be our one and only trip to Sin City (it isn't normally our cup of tea) so if anyone has any suggestions for what to check out while we're there, we'd be more than happy to hear them. We were thinking about going to see the Lion King while we're there but we've both seen it already (A in St. Louis, me on Broadway in NYC).

And for all of you that browse this blog looking for mention of A's sleeptalking, listen up:
Last night, I was having trouble falling asleep. Lucky for me, a certain someone wasn't having any trouble sleeping whatsoever because while I was lying there in the dark, I heard a voice mumble and it said "I know for the really important stuff in the morning you'll get me. Teleport and stuff like that."


Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend:

Hope you had a great Memorial Day Weekend! Here is what we did to celebrate the break from work and school:

We finally finished the 2000 piece puzzle of the Sistine Chapel that we started weeks ago.

Shout out to my friend Laura who celebrated her 26th birthday on Saturday! There's a very fun package headed your way this week.

We took Tillie to the dog park on Sunday. The weather was awesome. She ate tons of grass, ran around, got horribly muddy, and took a dip in the river. And then she got a bath when we came home.

Today we made some whole wheat dark chocolate chunk cookies from scratch. It's the only way to make cookies. I never made cookies from a package. That stuff's for amateurs.

We took a walk tonight before dinner. It was warm with a slight breeze and made me physically hurt for our bikes that are still on their way. It was perfect bike riding weather.

Tonight Tillie and I did laundry, planned our outfits for the week, and watched "Young Victoria"  (my fave) twice. In a row.

Our lives are so interesting, don't pretend like you're not wishing you were us right now.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

An update on our world:

Andrew is kicking butt: he started summer school and signed up to do volunteer disaster relief for the Red Cross in the same week. If only we all had it together like him.

Kristin (1/4 of the Order) is in town and I have been hanging out with her, making up for the lack of time spent together during the last time she was home.

I'm going to Las Vegas in July for work -- pretty excited about it. Andrew may be going with me, depending on what his class schedule looks like. 

We finally ordered our bikes! They said it'll take a few days to get them in and get them assembled, so look for pictures the middle to end of next week.

We finally rented "Somewhere", a movie I have been wanting to see since December. It's good. You should watch it. Especially if you like Sofia Coppola.

Friday, May 20, 2011

It's the end of the world as we know it:

A radical religious group is claiming that, based on the mathematical calculations of this guy, the world will be ending at 6:00pm tomorrow (May 21, 2011) evening. I think this is ridiculous. I don't get why everyone is so freaked out. I'm pretty sure that when the world does end, it won't be when everyone is expecting it. And even when it does, there's nothing you can do to stop it so why waste time worrying about it. Just live your life and whatever is going to happen will happen.

Also, I got this necklace from JewelMint:

It's a members only jewelry site featuring unique pieces designed by actress Kate Bosworth and her best friend and stylist Cher Coulter. You answer some questions and they suggest pieces that fit your style. And each piece is only $29.99. And sometimes they have crazy deals. Like I scored this necklace for $8 (+ free shipping) using a coupon. Isn't it cool? I'm dreaming of pairing this with some monochromatic tanks, little black dresses, and button up shirts for work. And I'm going to look smashing. You can get in on this too, just follow this link and start shopping.

Have a great weekend guys. Be sure to have some fun tomorrow. You know, in case it's your last ;)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

New clothes, new music:

Had two shirts from J.Crew waiting on me when I got home today. One of them looks like this:

Also, listened to some snippets of Deathcab's new album, Codes and Keys, coming out May 31st. It sounds like it's going to be pretty awesome. I'm really enjoying "You are a Tourist" and the video is pretty cool too:

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Saw this video this evening and can't seem to stop thinking about it.

A Perfect Summer Day - Soludos from SOLUDOS on Vimeo.

How to have your own perfect summer day:
  1. buy multiple pairs of soludos ($28 a pair, yessss)
  2. get new video camera
  3. have crazy adventures, preferably including bikes, the beach, and some friends (note to self: make some friends)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Road Trip: Jonesboro

We went to Jonesboro Saturday for the retirement celebration of Arliss Dickerson, the BCM Director at ASU and the man who married us back in 2007 (can you believe it's almost been 4 years?!)  We got to see a lot of our friends and have a mini reunion. It was really great to be back in Jonesboro. I remember how ready I was to leave when we moved away, but being back there, I realized just how much I love that town. I have so many great memories: four wonderful years of college and our first year of marriage. It was really good to catch up. But we didn't sleep well, we missed Tillie, and we're glad to be home.

So, here's a picture of my new darker hair. I'm still a little unsure about it but I think once I get used to it and it washes out a little more, I'll warm up to it. What do you think?

P.S. How great is Andrew's Zoolander face in that photo?

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Finals Week: Day 1

Today marked the first day of Andrew's finals and kicked off with egg sandwiches in bed while opening the first of his three envelopes (originally I had planned 5 until I found out A only had three days of exams). The first envelope included: letters from his family and I, the above picture, silly cartoons, funny jokes, a certificate for a massage, and mini scavenger hunt that led him to these homemade cookies:

He's studying right now but in a little while we're sitting down to watch our newest Netflix arrival, Little Fockers. And he is already talking about waking up tomorrow and opening the next envelope so I'd say Operation Finals Week is a total success.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Finals Week

Tomorrow marks the beginning of Andrew's last semester finals! We are unbelievably excited (me more than him, I think) and ready for this week to be over.

I also got my hair done today. It's dark. Darker than I expected. And not exactly the shade I expected. But I'm going to try to live with it for a few days and see if it lightens up at all before I go back and get it fixed. Fingers crossed that it washes out a little.

We've got some pretty fun things to share with you over the next few days, so stay tuned.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Monday, get out of here:

I've probably posted this video on here about 90 times but it never fails to make me laugh. Hope it makes you laugh too on this grossly humid Monday night:

Here's what we've got going on this week:

  • I'm getting my hair done tomorrow @ Kat's
  • Andrew's finals start Wednesday
  • We're ordering our new bikes (!!)
  • A trip to Jonesboro is in order

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Bike Shopping: The Results

We've finally found the bikes that we'll be purchasing: the Trek Belleville(s).

Talked to the guys over at Chainwheel in LR and decided that this is the bike we are going with. We wanted a city bike from a really nice brand with a nod to the retro bikes that we love so much. And we've heard nothing but great things about Trek bikes so we're feeling pretty good about this decision.

We should be making the purchase sometime next week. I'm not looking forward to shelling out so much money for these bikes, but we're looking at them as investments -- ones that we plan on taking care of so they will be used for many years to come. And who knows, as gas prices continue to rise, we may just quit using our cars and bike everywhere. So then from that perspective, we're actually saving money. It's all in how you look at it I guess.

Anyway, look for pictures in the next few weeks. Because with such cool toys around, you know we're not going to be able to resist taking loads of pictures.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Bike Shopping:

For about a year, Andrew and I have been shopping for the perfect bike(s). We've spent the last few months learning about what we really want, which features to look for, and which brands to avoid. After countless hours spent researching, we have narrowed our journey down to the above models: The Abici (top left) is the obvious choice but is slightly out of our price range. Tomorrow we are going to Chainwheel (local bike shop) to check out their selection. Also in the realm of possibilities: Fisher Bikes.

Now, when I think of riding a bike around town, this is exactly what I imagine:

Now if only I had a grand to lay down for that sweet Kate Spade bike.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Beach Body Bootcamp 2011

via Fitness magazine

Monday kicked off Fitness magazine's Beach Body Bootcamp 2011. For eight weeks, I will be busting my butt to get toned in time for bathing suit season. This evening, I tried out my new resistance bands and my arms are already killing me. Although I do not appreciate the smell of latex that I cannot get off my hands. 

Also, my hair is driving me crazy. I am getting it cut (just a trim) and colored next Tuesday, so I'm just trying to hold on until then. But I am contemplating getting bangs. My mom always told me I couldn't have bangs because my face was too round/my forehead wasn't long enough. But lately, I've been feeling like I want to do the opposite of what everyone tells me I should do. So, I'm trying to decide if it's me or not. Maybe I'll just  pass on the bangs for now. I don't want to be mistaken for one of those weirdo hipsters anyway (if you have bangs/are a hipster, sorry). 

P.S. Doesn't this spiked blueberry lemonade look amazing?
via Veggie Belly

Monday, May 2, 2011


Sorry for the lack of updates, our world has been a little insane as of late.

I was in NW AR  for work this past week. I hate being away from my little family.
The day I left, the ignition in my car decided to quit working, leaving Andrew stranded. My car was towed to the dealership, fixed, and I just got it back today.
LB was in town to surprise her family and I got to meet up with her for lunch before her flight back this afternoon. Andrew picked me up in his car. And on the way there, we got a flat tire. I'm telling you, this has just not been our week as far as vehicles go.
The power went out this weekend, interrupting our work on a new puzzle and leaving us with nothing to do but lay in bed and eat almonds.
One half of my all-time favorite set of twins was in town this past week for Spring Break with her DE kids. But because of the storms/traveling for work/busy schedules, I only got to see her once and for about 20 minutes. Definitely not enough.
I think Andrew may be getting some kind of nasty sinus infection.
It has been consistently raining for about a week. Streets are flooded, houses are flooded. I have forgotten what the sun looks like, what warm weather feels like. I am underwater.

P.S. The other morning, I was up getting ready for work while Andrew was still sleeping. But he rolled over, opened his eyes, pointed at me and said "that tank top's not technically a tank top usually because of the sugar free thread or whatever." I laughed and asked "sugar free thread?" to which he reiterated "or whatever."
He is hilarious in his sleep. I die.