Archive for July, 2009

Have you seen my baseball?

July 21, 2009

Holy crap it’s been almost a month! Sorry! I’ve just been so busy lately that every time I sit down to write I get sidetracked by other workstuff. I really shouldn’t complain though – I’m glad to be so busy and I’m glad that is keeping me that way.

Let’s get right to it, shall we? My good friends Gerard and Gellian got married on July 4th. Nothing says “I love you” like explosives, right? The ceremony was beautiful and I’m so glad they have each other.

EJ was here the other week to make the final arrangements for her big move. That’s right, my bestbestbest friend is moving to Atlanta! Sometimes I really do think I’m the luckiest girl ever. She’s going to grad school and so we took the time to find her a (really dope) apartment and do other “getting situated” things. She’ll be here in the beginning of August and I absolutely can’t wait.

We rode while she was here, but only for 20 minutes as we got caught in an intense torrential downpour that didn’t let up until the next morning. Here’s a picture of the super-cute pony I’ve been riding lately, although I’m way too big for him and I look ridiculous riding him.

Me and Mickey, the tiny pony, at Huntcliff

This weekend I went to my very first baseball game ever with Erik and some friends from work. I know this may come as a shock to everyone being that I grew up in NYC and lived in Philly and LA, but I’d never actually been to a “real” sports event. Erik took me to see the Gwinnett Gladiators last year but that’s minor league hockey; this was my first major league anything. We saw the ATL Braves vs. the NY Mets at Turner Field and I had a really hard time deciding who to cheer for. I live in Atlanta so I should be a Braves supporter, but I grew up in NY so I should like the Mets, although I’ve been a Yankees girl my whole life… hard choice!

My awesome friends made sure I had a great time and did everything “baseball” including lots of beer, cotton candy, cracker jacks, hotdogs (and a corn dog which gave poor Erik food poisoning later that night, LOL), lots of cheering and screaming and overall I had a fantastic time. I love baseball! Oh yeah, the fact that the Braves won 7-to-1 wasn’t bad either. 😉

Who says cotton candy is just for kids? Me and Sonja, playing with our food

I’m heading up to Virginia this weekend for the North vs. South drift event at Virginia International Raceway which should be fun. I’m looking forward to seeing a lot of old friends from NY. I’m also super excited about my impending trip to Spain… only 81 more days!!


a *very* busy three-week update & wedding recap!

July 1, 2009

I’ve been even busier than usual lately, which is hard for even myself to believe. So busy that I sat down to write this last night, got distracted for 2 hours ago by workstuff, finished it and just now found the time to post. Oof.

Ok, so, some quick things first:
* The Tack Shop/Retail Search section on launched this morning! Go check it out and let me know what you think! clicky!
* We got an air compressor for the garage which I’m super excited about. Anyone needing to use an impact wrench or wanting to air up your tires, stop on by!
* Got my braces tightened again the other week, starting to see progress in the front where it counts. They say I’m still on target for 18-20 months, and it’s already been 9. Woo!
* Been riding a very cute, very tiny pony at Huntcliff since Wally was sold. He’s fun and I look absolutely ridiculous on him (because he’s so small), but I haven’t fallen in love yet. I need a pony of my own. One day…
* Went to a comedy show at The Punchline this past weekend with some friends and saw Lisa Landry who I’ve seen on Comedy Central a few times.
* Finally got around to hanging a new chandelier in the dining room to replace the not-terrible-but-not-pretty one that came with the house.
* Had a fun night out with my trainer last week. Didn’t get home until midnight (on a work night, nonetheless!) but it felt so good to be responsibly irresponsible again. Reminded me of college. Ah, the good old days…
* Attended the SouthEast Linux Fest in Clemson, SC with Erik a few weekends ago. Clemson is an interesting town where you can find an abundance of cheap bars and cows. Dinner that night included a performance from Dual Core, a self-described “nerdcore group featuring music for hackers, by hackers” who were surprisingly dope!

A few weekends ago, I had the honor of being a bridesmaid in a very special wedding – two of my best friends got married! Congratulations to Cori & John, the new Mr. & Mrs. Kern, married on June 21, 2009.

Erik and I flew up to Newark on Friday and hung around Cori’s place with everyone just relaxing and hanging out. I actually hadn’t seen Cori since we graduated from Drexel two years ago and can’t even put into words how thrilled I was to see her.

Saturday was spent getting mani-pedis with The Bride, doing the rehearsal ceremony, begging the rain to stop since it was pouring and partying at the rehearsal dinner.

Sunday was the big day with the ceremony taking place on the beach in Sea Bright, NJ. All the girls got prepped and ready at Cori’s house, helped wrangle her into her beautiful dress, took photos and stuffed ourselves into the limo to head over to the hall. It had been pouring all day, but the rain stopped just long enough for us to get through the entire ceremony (which was beautiful) and take some seaside photos.

The reception itself was fabulous. This was the first time since graduation that all of the Sheep were together in one place. We had fun dancing and celebrating and catching up all night. Fortunately there was no drama nor any overly-embarrassing moments. Cori looked gorgeous as usual and I wish them all the best for a lifetime of love and happiness. Congrats kids!

I got to see my old roommate Monica while I was in town which was awesome. Thanks for hanging out MonBon! Unfortunately the trip home was pretty awful… our flight got delayed which normally wouldn’t be a big deal except that it was a three hour delay, all of which was spent sitting *in the plane on the runway*. Awful. But hey, the important thing is that we got home safely and had an amazing weekend, right? 🙂

The Sheep (minus Kern): me, Cori, Alyssa, EJ and Sarah [06-21-09]

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