Thursday, October 30, 2008

I rocked the vote

For the first time ever I went out and voted! Yes, I'm nealry 27 and I'm just now participating in my first presidential election. The past two elections I just didn't get it together, what with the absentee ballot and deadlines and stuff like that. But not this year!

I decided to do early voting and I think the entire process took me less than 2 mins. Not quite as exhilarating as standing in long lines and feeling the excitement and anxiousness of those around me, but I wanted to make sure my vote was in and that I didn't let long lines change my mind. It was so cute to see the volunteers there--all retirees whose faces were beaming once they saw you walk through the door.

Let's talk about how fancy the voting machines are with those dial things? I mean yes it's 2008 but I thought I was going to use a punch card or bubble in a circle with a #2 pencil.

There were about 5 other people in there voting and honestly that was enough for me---it's exciting and encouraging to see the people of your community concerned not only with who will be our next president but who will represent and serve our state and county.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Fall shows up in Texas the last week of Oct.

It's chilly these days (who knows for how long) The fact that my throat is sore and that I've been seeing flu shot ads today tells me I'm on the verge of sickness. Things are not getting crossed off of my to-do list and it's getting longer. I am ready for true, unadulterated rest, but I know I'm going to have to suffer a few more weeks until that happens.
On the plus side, I get to sleep under a fleece blanket tonight.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Girls Night Out

This weekend was Sirena’s kitchen shower and bachelorette party! I am not sure how I have been dubbed bachelorette party planning queen but this was my 4th one to plan and my 7th one to attend in less than three years, and I have one more that I’m working on that’s taking place in a month! I literally have a box under my bed full of stuff for bachelorette parties and computer file folders of all my past projects and ideas for the future. What?! I know. Seriously, let me know if you ever need ideas.

Sirena’s kitchen shower was so nice. Chris’ mom & sister, her mom, and a family friend really put on a lovely shower with DELICIOUS food. I’ve been waiting to try some of Chris’ mom food :) And after we were stuffed what was brought out? Mama Sims’ Special Chocolate Cake! She used to bring us that cake while we were in college and we would eat it forever, and by that I mean in like 2 days. It’s seriously the best cake ever. I was so stuffed from the food but did I eat my entire slice of cake? Absolutely.

After the shower we all went downtown to decorate the hotel room for the bach party. We played lots of silly games and by far the best one was a “how well do you know the groom” game. Chris had been nice enough to answer questions via email and we each took turns asking Sirena the questions and she had to guess his response. Cute fiancé.

We had a super late dinner at Moonshine! I was so happy Sirena wanted to go there because it is delish. I think pretty much everyone ordered a side of mac & cheese. SO Good! Then we just danced the night away at The Marq. A good evening with our Sirena, especially since we’ll have to start counting down the days until she leaves us :*(

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Back on track

I have been a horrible blogger. I blame about 50% on the fact that I changed my login and password but then couldn’t remember it…and I deleted my old email that was associated with the account and so I couldn’t retrieve any of my passwords, etc. The other 50% is a combination of school + nothing to really document. Which isn’t really true because a lot of funny and random stuff has gone down lately. Ok, I promise to be better and update a bit more often.

This weekend begins a series of weekends of travel. Here is my schedule so far:

Oct. 11 - ATX for Sirena’s showers and bachelorette party!
Oct. 18 - Bienvenido a Miami
Oct. 25 - Return from Miami and head directly to the Ben Folds show in ATX
Nov. 1 - Birthday celebration at Flat Creek Estate
Nov. 8 - Birthday celebrations at home with friends/fam
Nov. 15 - Nothing???? I may need this weekend to pull it together
Nov. 22 - ATX for Celita’s bachelorette party
Nov. 29 - Thanksgiving holidays in HOU/Turkey Trot
Dec. 6 - Sirena’s Wedding! (Wait, what? Right after thanksgiving? HELLO! We’re going to have to ration so we can fit into our dresses! Why am I just now realizing this?)
Dec. 13 - Family x-mas part 1 / studying for 2 remaining finals
Dec. 20 - Rest?! Probably begin a ton of Christmas shopping
Dec. 27- Celita & Adrian’s wedding

I'm not sure I'll make it to a NYE party this year. I may ring in the new year with a bottle of NyQuil and MTV

I love being busy but I also have to remember to be productive during the week. This means pumping out a ton of work in the next 7 days. I can do it. I’m going to listen to Eye of the Tiger every morning.

OH! Something I can share. I watched Young at Heart last night. Please Netflix this. It’s so good. I’ve been looking forward to watching it since I saw the previews in the theater. A few things: 1. I look forward to growing old and living a long time (seriously) and this movie only solidified this 2. It is amazing how much music evolves every few years and how in the course of one’s lifetime your music history is so broad 3. It’s never too late to try something new.

Let’s just say I had a moment when I heard them singing Coldplay’s “Fix You”. I even thought about Chris Martin and whether he like openly wept when he saw that part of the film. If he didn’t it’s ok, ‘cause I wept enough for both of us.