January 31, 2011


Hokay, I couldn't live with the lack of assurance in yesterday's list-making so today I wrote out everything that I have due in the next three months. The first time I did this a few semesters ago it was kind of overwhelming to see everything all together and not broken up by the weeks of my planner...but at the same time it was so empowering to be able to look at everything at once and psych myself up to finish everything.
College has turned me into a huuuge nerd. Example: I am taking the things I learned in my Entrepreneurial Financial Management class to itemize and edit our wedding budget in excel, formulas and all. My 16-year-old self is making so much fun of my current day self. (Hey you, don't roll your eyes too far back--they'll get stuck)
This semester isn't actually that bad at all, which is definitely a welcomed realization on my part. I do have a internship/project that I have yet to really figure out what all that will entail...and a second 8 week course that I don't have a syllabus for (therefore no due dates to be aware of yet)..but its a 1950s film class that has no required texts. I'm totes okay with having movie homework.

I'll trade you one senior project and presentation for 10 movie viewing assignments. 20.

Miles came over for dinner after he got off from work and I made spanish rice with black beans and beef. Its sooo good and super easy...and I make it every time he comes over for dinner. I told him tonight that he wasn't allowed to get sick of it for another few years. Too bad, buddy.

Oh yeah!! I went to the mall after work today (bleh) to return something to Forever 21 before my stupid 21 days were up and I was stuck with a weird impulse exchange (not an actual purchase...maybe a purchase thrice removed would be a more accurate description). And I wandered into one of those store with cheapo shoes...you know, with "Bobs" that look exactly like "Toms"? (...?!) I wanted to get some shoe deodorizer for Miles nasty work boots he left in my car over the weekend, which I did eventually buy--but more importantly I found my shoes for the wedding!
I've been eyeing some Steve Madden glittery-type flats but held off to see if I found something else I liked, for cheaper than stupid $50. I mean  even though they're for one of the most important days of my life...I'm still pretty much only going to wear them one time. I'm not a glittery flat wearing type of girl normally, I'm more of a Minnetonka moccasin girl (as in, I've worn through 3 pairs of the same moccasin and will purchase a 4th when the weather gets warmer). Anyways you probably guessed it, but I totally found the "Bobs" of Steve Madden glitter flats for (wait for it.......) $17!! I texted a picture of them to my mom and all my bridesmaids to ask their opinion on the shoes and whether I should get them, but I had already paid for them and began walking back to my car before any of them even had a chance to reply.

I am one happy girl, and that itemized wedding budget is due for an update.

January 30, 2011


I feel like I have so many things to do...and that they all need to be done right this moment, when in reality I have until May-ish/end-of-June-ish to get most everything done. But still. Here is a little list (most for myself, as writing, and re-writing lists is a huge dorky comfort to me) along with some thoughts/emotions concerning the task:

Task: For the remainder of my 8 week online class--read a novel each week.
Thoughts: Absolutely no time to enjoy!

Task: For the remainder of my last semester--do all those assignments.
Thoughts: Over ittttt

Task: Clean out my closet--give to Goodwill
Thoughts: Didn't I just  do that? 

Task: Immediately leave the Goodwill area upon dropping off donations--do not go in to the store and repurchase the exact same amount of clothes to re-fill aforementioned closet
Thoughts: But I'm already going to be right there....

Task: Schedule a hair appointment
Thoughts: I'm kind of nervous to show up after all this time (literally months and months) and let my wonderful hair stylist see all these spit ends. Don't hate me, I'm too broke to get regular trims!!

Task: Carry out all of our wedding plans and actually book the honeymoon
Thoughts: Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh! 

Task: Hang with the boo
Thoughts: Forevveerrrrrrr

Okay, task list writing in a public forum apparently only makes the overwhelmed feeling grow into being even bigger than it was before.

Note: Miles is hugely supportive of my student-hood and equally excited for it to be over. He always offers to help or encourages me through my melt downs--and believe you me, I have a mini-melt down every week or so throughout the semester. I freak, I close my eyes and say I can't do it, then I magically do it, peak through one eye just long enough to experience the last week of classes then sigh a breathe of relief and say "oh, that wasn't so bad". He's a good sport. This is the last time he'll have to deal with that cycle for a while. 

January 20, 2011


Last week my sister came to spend a few days with me in Nashville before she went back to her school in Chicago. She stayed in Honolulu a few weeks longer than I did, and then flew in to this:
And a few days later, we found these
 We went to the Frist Art Museum for the free admission day and tried to enjoy the Impressionist exhibit but it was suuuper crowded so we just ended up walking through all the rooms (almost) as quickly as possible. In one of the rooms I was looking at a text on my phone and I accidentally hit the camera button and the flash was on and it took a picture AND THEN an employee totally came up and told me "no pictures" which I knew! But I was completely mortified. When we got out of the exhibit I checked the picture and it was just of my finger. 
 The ticket line for the exhibit was all the way out the door, but it was a beautiful day and I loved the time we had to visit and people watch and enjoy our surroundings. We were next to Union Station Hotel, one of my favorite buildings downtown. Isn't it perfect?
I love my sister and I tried to get her to come to Nashville for school but alas, she chose Chicago. I'm so happy she loves it there.

On another note, a wedding note, I'm thinking of these ties for some of the groomsmen. I love the textures and I think the colors would be easy to work with. Bah! I don't know what to do with their stuff. 

 And whenever Miles and I are together I would just rather relax and watch a movie, and of course stuff my face.
(This particular meal consisted of PM's sushi and Stella Artois)(YERRRRMMMM)
(Also, note Miles' shirt. We love Always Sunny)

January 10, 2011

Nashville Snow

Today was a Nashville snow day. I won't pretend like there aren't way more intense snow days (weeks, months) in other parts of the country by going on and on about the snow...because it really wasn't that much. All that being said, Nashville  still kind of freaks when it snows, myself included. I think its mostly because I never grew up with snow and when I look outside and see white all around my heart can't help but skip a beat and make me giddy. 
(see, I told you it wasn't that much)
I have been home for about a week and a half now and it has been nice to take some time to just be before I dive in to my last semester before I graduate in May. Less than 6 months until our wedding and I am starting to realize that the past 10 months of our engagement have tricked me into being wayy too chill about the wedding planning. I have the big stuff down, venues, dress, photographer...but all the teeny details are getting to seem a bit daunting. So I could get a little insane in the membrane or I could choose to chill out and know that by the end of the day on July 2nd, I will be married to my best friend--regardless of all those teeny details (like our guests being fed or our venues being decorated). I will try  to do the latter. Try. 

One thing I love about Miles is the way he watches scary movies. He insists on renting them, then refuses to look at the screen the entire movie and when I make him look he has the most pitiful, helpless face I have ever seen (apart from those found on puppies).
(He didn't share any of that blanket either)
Supposedly its supposed to snow through the night and tomorrow afternoon. It'd be a lot more fun if Miles and weren't on opposite sides of town with stupid icy roads in between. We could have watched so many movies. Not that his absence will stop me from doing so myself.