Monday, September 21, 2015

One more week until Europe!

In July 2012, there was a really good flight sale and I didn't want to pass up an opportunity to see my friend Allison for her birthday at the beginning of October. Tamson and I had just started dating and I didn't know where we would be in three weeks, let alone three months. I went with my gut and asked him to join me anyway and hoped for the best. I wasn't really afraid we wouldn't make it to the trip, but I was a bit scared that the vacation would make or break us. It turns out Tamson is a great travel companion, and we have made it well past three months. In a week we will be embarking on our official honeymoon to Europe almost three years to the date since our first trip together.

Here's to another three months, another three years, and another three decades. But after that, I'm done. Just kidding. I love you!

View of Bahhston and the Charles River, September 29, 2012

Friday, April 10, 2015

Goodbye for now, Brian O'Connor

Earlier this week, the music video for "See You Again," a song written for the ending of Furious 7 by Charlie Puth and Wiz Khalifa, was posted to Paul Walker's Facebook. The ending was an emotional tribute to Paul, and it was a nice way to put his part of Brian O'Connor to rest.

The hubs and I grew up watching the Fast and Furious movies (and I looooved She's All That), so you can imagine how heartbreaking it was for us when Paul Walker passed away in 2013. The Fast and the Furious came out when we were in middle school and at the time, the group I hung out with were all guys who were really into cars but couldn't actually drive. The movie was ultra cheesy, yes, but over the years that's what made the franchise so great and so quotable. Each movie, the plot would only get crazier and they would bring in some really ridiculous characters. Except for 2 Fast 2 Furious. That's the movie we do not speak of.

I feel like a lot of people don't really get it and I got a lot of looks when people asked how my weekend went earlier this week and I was raving about how amazing Furious 7 is. I didn't even get to tell them that we drove by the Toretto house and Toretto's market on Sunday. I know Furious 7 is not exactly Oscars material, but it was so enjoyable and these movies will always hold a special place in my heart.

"That bond will never be broke and the love will never get lost..." - #SeeYouAgain #ForPaul
Posted by Paul Walker on Sunday, April 5, 2015

I'm not sobbing uncontrollably, I just got some dust in my eyes...

If you haven't seen the new movie yet, bring tissues, because the theater napkins are noisy and sandpaper-y.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Fresh-ish Start

Hi everyone!!!!!!!!

It's been a while, hasn't it? Much has changed over the last few years. For starters, I became an iPhone user, jumped out of an airplane, visited Texas for the first time, ran a 10k despite my hatred for running, partook in three 24-hour Disneyland events, visited Hogwarts, and got engaged to the love of my life; we attended a million weddings, showers, etc., and then we got married earlier this year by one of my best friends, who officiated wearing a graduation gown, because I joked with him that it would make him look more official and he took it seriously. Married life has been great! It's fun being in each other's faces all the time and melding our lives together. We are definitely rubbing off on one another. For example, the hubs has convinced me to carry a tiny pocket knife (because it has a nail file and scissors, not for shanking purposes!) and I have gotten him into Gilmore Girls.

Since it's a new chapter in my life, I've decided to kind of start over with this blog. Why not start over completely? A, this site has always just been a reflection of me (which is why it's always been all over the place) and stuff I do and I don't have the time or creativity to come up with a new me, and B, I'm convinced that once I let go of, Jennie-O Turkey is going to pounce on it...because that SO happened to!! It used to belong to a graphic designer and now it just redirects to turkey! Anyway, in the last decade I have found it to be a bit of a struggle figuring out what to post and what not to post and then my posts just stay stuck in draft folder limbo, only to be picked up again much later when it is no longer relevant and not at all how I feel. I figured out that I need to compartmentalize a little better and post things that I can actually be proud of instead of the weird, random things I have written. I will probably update old posts as I go along so I can try to convince readers that I'm relatively normal.

The site is still a work in progress (as am I) so lots of changes, big and small, will probably be in store. On that note, I leave you with what is probably the only selfie we took on our wedding day.

On our way to the ceremony!