Monday, August 31, 2015

Camera hijacked

While I was in Florida my camera was hijacked by children. I will say they took some interesting photos. I just got around to getting the photos off my camera the old fashioned way aka via usb cord.

I might have helped a little with the last two. They needed to branch out from feet.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

The plan? There is no plan.

Now that we're engaged I've been getting the typical wedding questions. When? Where? Am I invited? The answer is we have no clue and if you have to ask if you're invited you're probably not. All I know is that I don't want the stress of planning a big huge wedding and spending a ton of money on a big huge wedding. We want to keep it simple and have a good time with friends and family. Basically get married and have a party after but like a fun party not one where a crap DJ is like "and now it's time for the chicken dance!". I don't need bridesmaids or to be walked down an isle. I am wearing a pretty white dress though and getting my hair and makeup done because I'm a girl and I want to look nice and I love fancy dresses.

So I guess I lied, there is a little bit of a plan or at least a general idea.

Ok, onto other blog topics.

I have two shows that I'm really into now. One of them I pretty much binged watched this weekend.

Sense8 on Netflix. Eight people around the world suddenly discover they're linked mentally. They can "visit" each other and experience each other's emotions and can even take over each other's bodies (usually, when one needs help). Oh and they're being hunted down. Fair warning, there is quite a bit of sex in this show. Sometimes I think it took away from the story and I'd be like ok, can we get on with it already! It's still worth a watch though. I thought it was really interesting and can't wait for Season 2. 

Sun is my favorite character. 

I feel like if I was sense8 I would be useless to other people in my cluster. Like what can you do? Um well I'm good at being sarcastic and remembering song lyrics. Let me know if you need me to help you out with Karaoke.

The other show I'm watching is Mr. Robot on USA. A hacker with social anxiety and Christian Slater? Yes please! Apparently there's a big twist and I'm trying hard to avoid internet spoilers. 

So if you're a tv addict like me and need some new shows, I would suggest Sense8 and Mr. Robot.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Back from the wilds of Florida with some big news

I have returned from the wilds of the Florida Panhandle. I got to spend some much needed time with my brother and his family before he deploys to the U.A.E. Hunter and Caroline are the cutest kids in my book but I might be biased.

Florida takes some adjusting to for this Northern city girl. Trash needs to be locked up in bear proof trash bins due to bears on base. Someone should tell the bears that the trash cans are bear proof. They still manage to rip them open. My sister in law ran out the front door to chase one away. My mother almost had a heart attack. My nephew was yelling "Bad bear! You broke my chalk!" The chalk was the only bear casualty as it got knocked over with the trash bin.

Food shopping at Walmart seems strange to me but that's where everyone does their food shopping there. You can buy your gallon of mayonnaise and ranch dressing and then buy a pair of stretchy pants all in the same place. I made sure to text Derek a picture of the tub of mayo as he despises it. I like mayo but even I was grossed out by the size.

We had a surprise birthday party for my brother. His birthday isn't until the end of August but since we won't be there for that we threw the party early. The theme was "white trash". My mother declared that she didn't have any white trash clothing. She's not lying, she really doesn't. I happened to have an animal print dress that got the job done.

There were kids everywhere and I was quite popular with them. This is Danika. She told me that I should have more legs so more kids could sit on my lap. I will look into that and see what I can do.

After the kids went to bed we played Cards Against Humanity. It was my first time playing and it's a pretty entertaining game. It's similar to Apples to Apples but more on the inappropriate side. I'm all about being inappropriate so clearly this game was meant for me.

The names of businesses in Florida are highly entertaining. You could go to Coyote's Bar or the Landing Strip for drinks. We did not because of the kids but I was tempted. I love dive bars. My favorite tattoo place was called "Mild II Wild". There was also Peggy Sue's hair salon which would probably be a good place for a perm. I did see a coffee shop that confused me a bit.

I googled the name and I think the owners must be big Jimmy Buffett fans. What a strange name for a coffee shop.

AND last but not least, I have some news to share. Derek and I are engaged.

He proposed last night in the living room. He called me over to his desk to look at something and so I'm thinking the cat got sick on his expensive keyboard. I'm looking all over the desk trying to see what he's talking about and then when I turn around he was on one knee proposing. His parents gave him the diamond when we went out to dinner before I left to visit my brother. He actually had me carry it around! I thought it was just old bills they brought. Derek finds this hilarious. He had the diamond set when I was in Florida. I was completely surprised and I don't think it's really sunk in yet! We haven't picked a date yet and everyone seems to be asking about plans and as of right now we haven't started planning. I mean I'm still kind of in shock.

I swear this will not turn into a wedding planning blog. I would never make you suffer through that. 

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

We're moved in!

I haven't had the chance to update the old blog here since I've been busy with moving. I'm sure your breathing a sigh of relief that I shall no longer be complaining about packing in blog posts. Now I can complain about unpacking! Just kidding, unpacking is way less of a pain.

So far we are liking the new apartment. The bathroom is ancient and tiny but that's pretty typical in Boston. At some point I have to take a picture of the giant old stove/heater/ that used to heat the building. It's huge and looks like you would shovel coal in there.

We love our little porch/balcony. We've enjoyed some adult beverages on it twice and I just hung up some lights so we can see out there, plus it looks pretty. So we've got the balcony all set, time to unpack the other stuff I guess.

I'll have to check up on all of your blogs so write some good posts for me.