Wednesday, June 19, 2013
eating // I had strawberries and Nutella for breakfast. That's sort of healthy right?
drinking // Nothing. I accidentally left my coffee in a meeting that I am not going back in to, that seems to be lasting forever! Desparate times!
listening // Office radio. Plays okay tunes, but the DJs are terrifying and I can never remember the name of the station.
enjoying // All the rain we've been having lately! Yes, I am one of those dorks who likes rain and snow. Precipitation party!
loving // My new moleskine...I love a fresh journal.
What I Should Be Doing // Working on creating a RACI Matrix for the Boss, but Excel and I don't get along.
What I Am Actually Doing // Blogging, texting my old work chums & bugging BFF.
looking forward to // Another amazing weekend! Ben Sures trolley concert + a trip to Jasper to visit Nicole.
dreaming // Of new outdoor furniture for my yard...I'm thinking something "couch-like".
thinking // If you go down the road you have been down before, at least you won't get lost. But isn't getting lost half the fun?
wondering // Where everybody went....hello out there!
feeling // Fuzzy-headed. I am having problems typing and concentrating this morning. I am blaming it on my late run last night, which meant late to bed. Also, see #2 above.
wishing // This work day would hurry up and be done!
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Presenting Friday: The bestest BEST symphony of the season. I mean wow. Really, just wow. No photo available...nerts. Then we headed to Whyte for drinks at the Next Act pub, where I was feeling like something "fruity" and "refreshing" (and BFF gave me the go-ahead) so I ordered a Grapefruit Radler. And the waitress asked me if I would like a shot of gin with it. Ack! Duh! And I think I did a little dance in my chair, and Dan agreed that she could replace him as my BFF.
Presenting Saturday: Early AM registration for TEDx Edmonton at the Citadel Theatre downtown! HELLO KARA! HELLO GINGER! HELLO NADINE!! What followed was many hours of inspiration and information and fun times with my fun girls. Oh, and Fred Penner. Did I mention Fred Penner was there?!
Highlight of TEDx was by far the balancing act from Cirque de Soleil's Amaluna...she got a standing ovation, yes she did.
Other highlights include the "Future of Money" Economist with that fabulous blue velvet blazer, and gentleman with the 3D printer. I should really be including their names in here, but my program is all the way upstairs...
After TEDx was done I rushed home, got changed and Dan picked me up and we headed back downtown for dinner and a show! We sort of just wandered downtown (in the wind and the yuck) for a bit before stopping in at Chop for steaks. Fancy steaks. Uber fancy steaks. In a giant booth. Then we went and sat at The Rose & Crown for an hour & a bit (drinking) and waiting for the band to show up. And it was worth the wait because Ben Sures remembered my name. Hello Fan Girl!
We chatted a bit before the show, then the band came and sat with us during their break. Can I just explain the unbelievable awesomeness of this moment? I am not that cool. I do not make small talk with regular people in a normal situation, let alone with guys in bands, big or small. Ben even bought me a drink, and hugged me at the end of the night! My whole night was full of exclamation points and giggles and cheers and sheer awesomeness. Gobsmacked. Giddy. Gluten-free. Groupies!
It has become more and more important for me to document these simple, special moments in my life. Whether it be in Project Life - although less and less - in my scrapbooks, here on the blog, or in my journal. These are my DEFINING MOMENTS! These are the moments and the memories that I want to be with me when my life flashes before my eyes. So even if you think this post is el lame-o, I don't care. This is one of those posts that is for me. And if you enjoy it, and it inspires you to get out there and DO SOMETHING MAGICAL, then hoorah! And if not. That's cool too.
For me, this weekend was magic.
I texted Dan "first thing" (aka 11:30) on Sunday morning. It read: "I know that having more weekends like this would take the magic out of them, but wouldn't it be wonderful if more weekends were as (almost) perfect as this one?"
Answer: "Yes, it would be."
Indeed, my friend. Indeed.
Friday, June 14, 2013
And pat-on-the-back time, because I wore one everyday! Except the first day. As soon as we got registered, and the porter brought our bags to our room, Dude & I put on our suits and jumped in the pool that was literally right outside our door. Let the vacation begin with a bang! I put my regular suit on, my backup suit, because I still wasn't sure. I still wasn't feeling 100% confident.
But by day two, I thought: "I am in Mexico with my family and a bunch of drunk buddies of my brother. I can do this!"
(I was photo-bombed many times...I love my family...)
And I think I pulled it off with aplomb. I felt great, beautiful, and I got an amazing tan! HA!
My boobs & ass only popped out once. Well, twice, because I didn't learn my lesson the first time. Getting out of the pool is tough when you are only wearing a smattering of fabric. Yep.
And I didn't leave the dork at home. No sirree...
I survived my first bikini test run! And now I am looking for any excuse to wear it again. Anyone planning any backyard pool parties in the near future?
I'm halfway decent at canonballs!
Thursday, June 13, 2013
On an Ice Cream Date!
Option A is for an actual date, like "romantic" or whatever. And Option B is for a date out with your girlfriends. Polka dots are not optional. For any type of ice cream date.
Why, hello there cutie. Going my way?!
'Sup dork?! I just love hanging out with you cause you're such a big damn dork!
This outfit reminds me of the day that I got rid of all my pink clothes, 'cause I was all like: "I don't wear pink clothes, 'cause they are stupid and ugly, and why do I even have all these pink clothes, 'cause I hate pink clothes!" Ha...loser.
Here are those sexy tanned mexico legs again. Yep. I'm hot.
And here is my handsome date. Too bad he doesn't have any table manners. Someone should tell his mother...
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
I have so many photos to go through from Mexico. And most of them are amazing, if I do say so myself. I thought I would leave you with this one, which kind of sums up the simple awesomeness of this vacation.
And don't you worry. There are lots of bikini pics to come...wink!
Good night friends