The Good Kind of Dorky

 

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Sanjaya Malakar or I am Moving to Canada

You're still here? Now that's loyalty! First I want to thank Carrie, because if she didn't insist that I start posting more (at least twice a week) I might not be here right now. So, thank you. Speaking of Carrie--the girl is freaking engaged!!! Okay, so she's been with the guy forever, but that doesn't mean I'm not just a little bit jealous, or jealy, as I like to say. Laurel, you can totally empathize with me about engagement jealousy, can't you? Congratulations Carrie! I am truly so happy for you! So, who will be next? Me? Laurel? ? Aimee, the love of my life who sent me a card (a real one sent in the mail!) to congratulate me on my semi-new job! Oh how I love my Aimee! Well now it's a race to the engagement finish line. All I have to say is that if Frema gets pregnant before one of us gets engaged, I'm going to be pissed. You know, happy-pissed.

So a lot of you wanted to know more about the ring that Edgar and I were looking at. This is where Aimee and Laurel slap me and Frema starts getting it on with Luke because she can. The ring we were looking at had a platinum or white gold band. I'm not sure because that part doesn't matter to me as long as it has a silver look--we'd at least do plantinum prongs though because they hold the diamond better. The ring was 4 pronged and had a round cut diamond. Sparkly, sparkly diamond. It was just so beautiful and classic. I really just want a simple, classic ring. For the wedding band I'd probably get a band wrapped in lots of little diamonds, but that's jumping ahead a bit. So, when we get engaged is pretty much up to Edgar now. It was fun looking at the rings so he had an idea of what I like, which coincidentally was also what he really likes too. So, it was fun...now we'll just wait and see.

Last weekend we celebrated our anniversary (a month late) in Williamsburg. We had so much fun walking around the colonial parts of town, stopping at this great cheese shop, appropriately named "The Cheese Shop." We spent way too much money on cheese and wine, but it was so worth it. We went out to dinner and I had some awesome pasta with shrimp and sun dried tomatoes in it and we got a piece of cheese cake to take back to the room with us. Needless to say, we've worked out every night since. I'm trying to lose the 5 pounds I've put on since the beginning of the year. I have about 3 more to go. Okay, everyone slap me again and call the whambulance. It's just that I feel icky when my pants get tight (I know I complained about this in my last post, but it was sooo long ago, can't I complain again?) Anyway, back to the weekend o' love and romance...
...the place we stayed at was really nice and it had a large bathtub with jets. Is that called a hot tub or jacuzzi? I never know the difference. There was also one of those fireplaces you turn on with a switch and a king size bed. It was really relaxing and fun!

And to conclude, I leave you with Edgar in Williamburg with an old fashion rolling pin or something of the sort, me looking like a tool by a horse and these great pictures I took of my contortionist dog, which just crack me up so I thought I'd share.



Oh and what the hell is going on with Sanjaya?!! WTF!?

Monday, March 19, 2007

A Post By Any Other Name...

I'll spare you the excuses for why I haven't posted in over a week because I've given you enough excuses in the past for this kind of behavior. Instead, I'll just cut to the chase.

It's been over a week since my office moved to the new location. It's going okay so far even though I still don't feel like it's my territory yet--that comfort level just isn't there yet. It has been kind of hectic at work, but I'm hanging in there and some of it has been a lot of fun.

This past weekend was pretty chill. Edgar and I looked at rings on Saturday. Yeah you heard me right, like pretty, sparkly engagement rings! Heart! It was fun and relaxed and comfortable...no freaking out or anything, which I think is a good sign. The rest of the weekend was spent relaxing, cleaning, shopping--the usual stuff. Edgar and I booked a room at a bed and breakfast in Williamsburg for this coming Saturday night to celebrate our 3 year anniversary close to a month late! We've just both been so busy we haven't had a free weekend to plan a mini-getaway. I'm really looking forward to it! I still have to figure out where we'll go Saturday. It's good to have a plan or else we'll just end up driving around aimlessly. I'm sure we'll go out to dinner so I have to pick out something cute to wear. Oh and I still have to find someone to dogsit. Sarah? Lauren? Any takers??? I'll be pestering you in person so watch out! :-)

Okay, I'm going to complain about my weight because I haven't in a long time, but I am feeling the need to because I feel gross. I know your like whaa whaa call the whambulance, who wants to hear another young woman complaining about her weight? WHAAA. Okay, I know I'm not overweight, but I have put on a few pounds in the past couple months. Look, I know I could lose the weight in about two weeks if I just shut up about it already and just didn't eat all of the crap I've been feeding myself, but that would defeat the purpose, right? Then what would I complain about?? I know I shouldn't be so hard on myself--you don't have to tell me that--I know. I work out at the gym at least 4 times a week, I'm healthy, blah blah blah, but you know when your pants start feeling just a little snug? It just feels gross. So basically, I just feel a little bit gross. I'm trying to cut out the junk food. Oh and Sarah started Operation Hydration at work and so I'm drinking lots of water because I don't want to lose the competition. I don't like to lose. Ok, enough complaining already, okay? Okay.

Well, I am going to go do my taxes. Edgar is making me jealous because he is getting so much back because we have the house. I'm just crossing my fingers I don't owe Dubya a dime!

So, is there anything you'd like to complain about while we're at it? Complain away!!!

(there I posted, it was random, but are you happy now?? Complainers.)

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Quick Update

Hey friends! I know I've been MIA lately, but I have been so busy. This past week was incredibly exhausting, stressful and all around, just a hard week. I recently was promoted (kind of) at work. I work in fund raising, as I think I mentioned once or twice before. My office was in our corporate office in Richmond, separate from the retirement communities and residents we raise money for. My boss, her boss, etc etc etc. decided that it would be a good idea to decentralize the fund raising office. Friday, I moved my office to our retirement community in Richmond and I'm now the Director of Gift(s?) Development. Yeah maybe I should figure out my actual title before I order my new business cards! Either way, it's an incredible opportunity. It's also nerve racking, anxiety inducing and sad--it was sad to leave the people I have been working with every day in the corporate office, even though I haven't left the organization and I will still be working with them and I'll see them from time to time. Obviously, the girls I am friends with from the office I will see regardless. I'm tired from all of the emotions and from the stressful week, but I'm also excited to start my "new" yet "not so new" job!



Speaking of friends who I work with, Sarah and I drove to the eastern shore of Virginia this weekend to suprise our dear friend Stacia for her birthday! Okay, the suprise didn't really work, but it wasn't our fault. We didn't have enough control over the situation. We are both control freaks (one of us more than the other, I won't name names cough sarah cough) and we learned an important lesson this weekend: trust no one.



Here we are at the restaurant where we "suprised" Stacia.

It was a great weekend, but after that long week and the stupid government stealing a whole hour from me, I'm beat. I'm heading to bed early because tomorrow I have my first official day at the new office. I hope you had a good weekend!

Monday, March 05, 2007

File Under Random

I am talking to Edgar through g-chat even though we are in the same house, just two rooms away from each other. We are cool like that. Arguably, you might consider this "the bad kind of dorky," but whatever. I can't be good all of the time.

Here is a lovely excerpt from our conversation. Mind you, Edgar has been on a "I want to be Hugh Hefner" kick since we like to watch The Girls Next Door together. Yes, you heard me correctly. Edgar actually likes to watch the show. He is convinced that polygamy is the way to go. He even harasses my friends and tries to get them to agree to be wife 2 or 3 (I'm sooo sorry, Lauren).

Edgar:
i didnt say i was leaving you for other women

me:
but you say you want other women in the relationship

Edgar:
yes....adding to the love

me:
then i will find men. who will be my other 2 husbands?

Edgar:
thats not how 'the spanish hugh" ie me works

me:
well that isn't how the polish lindsey works

Edgar:
you are only part polish your other part can overtake it

me:
the whiteness will overtake the polishness
...ok polish is white too
...but my other white half is far superior

Edgar:
oh good

Edgar:
three things that should be legalized : weed, prostitution and polygamy

me:
you are an asshole

Edgar:
what??


Utah here we come.


You signed off g-mail. -Edgar
Yeah, I'm tired.-me
How am I supposed to talk to you now?! -Edgar

Do you feel my pain here, people?

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Probably The Best Marketing I've Ever Seen

Last week I was in CVS. I had to pick up tampons because it was that lovely, inevitable time of the month (Is this TMI? Well get over it. These things happen.) While I was there I decided to look around, check out the make-up to see if anything was on sale, you know, the usual. I passed the candy aisle and was delighted to find a bowl of sample Hershey Kisses. Oh how I love samples! I love them so much because they are free and who doesn't like free chocolate? Carrie maybe, but that's beside the point. I had a chocolate or two and maybe shoved a couple in my purse for later. Don't judge me. I waited until I was ready to leave to hit the feminine product aisle because, although I am not embarassed to carry around a box of tampons, I like to limit the amount of time I am advertising the status of my who-ha.

As I started walking toward the tampons I stopped dead in my tracks over the sight before me. Right across from the Depends and next to the Tampax was another bowl of Hershey kisses. I felt like I had hit the jackpot. To begin with I was cranky and cramping and tired, not to mention that I was heavily craving chocolate. I couldn't believe it. I thought maybe I had missed chocolate in the other aisles so I walked back through the store to see. Nope. The only other ailse besides the candy aisle that offered free chocolate was the feminine product aisle. If I were a weaker woman I would have been tempted to buy a whole bag of Hershey Kisses (instead I stuffed the equivalent of a bag into my purse).

Today I was back at CVS to pick up a few things and I remembered the chocolate. Was it random that I was pretending to look at tampons and I only left with a handful of Kisses? Maybe. But the important thing was that a light bulb went off and I couldn't believe I hadn't blogged about this--the most brilliant marketing plan I've ever seen. Put chocolate in a place where you will catch women at their most vulnerable state and give them a sample of chocolate. They will be so weak in will that they'll just have to head over to the candy aisle, where they will be given another sampling just in case they were starting to talk themselves out of taking the plunge into chocolate paradise.

Do I think this marketing scheme is a lot like giving crack to a recovering addict? Maybe. Do I think this is the most brilliant marketing I've ever seen and the person who designed the plan deserves a raise? You better believe it.