So in chronological order, this is what I've been up to.
Did this. Yep, see Sam run and I may have done a little late birthday celebration. The day started out so innocent - a little bike ride around a city park. But the innocence didn't last - and after a day of drinking copious amounts of Pinot Grigio, shopping under the influence of said Pinot, and bar hopping later with less drunk friends - our day was finished and our havoc wreaked. Who says turning 25 is old and boring?
Speaking of old and boring - HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY to see Sam run. I just saw her today and she still doesn't look a day over 22...
I also did this. I know what you're thinking - what's a wild possum doing in a vet's office? Well that, ladies and gentlemen, is not a wild possum. It's my peculiar cat Phoebe. And for the record, the vet is super expensive. Clean my cats teeth for $200?! She licks her own genitals - I think the teeth clean is too little too late, but thanks anyways.
Then I did this - my home away from home... AN AIRPLANE. I got sent back to Oklahoma City for another two weeks of work - this has almost everything to do with my absence on the blog. Let me expound:
14 days of 12 hour shifts spent staring at a computer. I felt like Jack Nicholson in The Shining. I mean I was DONE. And even if I did somehow get motivated to write a HLM post, the company I work for is BIG BROTHER like crazy with their IT programs and there was NO WAYYY I was logging into blogspot on their internet.
The good thing about working in the office - I got to dress pretty! What I do in my career is not relevant to this blog therefore I need not talk about it. But what I can say is this: I do NOT get to wear pretty office clothes often. So I went a little crazy - note the shoe collection I brought with me above.
I could really get used to wearing cute outfits on a daily basis...
I also did this - drank shit tons of water. Was it good? Nah, just OK... hehe.
Oh and oh yeah - I forgot to mention that the day before I left OKC, I was around 5 to 10 miles from the Moore, OK tornado? Yes. It was so scary, ya'll. One minute the skies are blue and the birds are chirping and the next minute the sky is black and covered with hail, wind, and rain, and the tornado sirens are going off outside of my door.
But my eyes were glued to the local news streaming from my phone the entire time and by the grace of God, we were missed.
It is always hard to watch the aftermath of natural disasters on the news no matter where they've occurred. But there is nothing more sobering than seeing emergency personnel dig for people in piles of rubble on a national news station and realizing that that could have been you. My heart was broken leaving OK the next day and it still is. It's just amazing how devastating those storms can be with only a 45 minute warning.
One of my best friends and her husband just moved to OKC from Washington state and they are just as clueless about tornadoes as me. So I couldn't leave town without giving them a parting/house warming present: I got them tornado helmets.
Is this a silly gift? Yes. Is it a joke? Hell no. If something ever hits their house or office, I want to make sure their brains are covered. This is shit no one thinks about until your in the middle of tornado alley during peak season.
The day that I left OKC, I flew to Charlotte, NC and continued onto the mountains where I met my parents and sister and did some pretty serious wedding planning.
My favorite part of the week - she said YES to the dress, ya'll! But not before trying on one and a half billion dresses beforehand. She's got such a cute figure so it was hard to not love them all. For the record, this isn't HER dress but here's a little taste of my afternoon shopping... so dramatic! But doesn't she kind of look like the trophy from the Oscars?
And after a refreshing week in the mountains catching up with the kinfolk, I headed back to the shore to hang out with the boyfriend, my friends, and of course my dog. We have been a little obsessed over our backyard and back porch lately... Here's some of our work.
And since I got to Wilmington I have:
- Attended a lovely bridal shower for a friend
- Acquired the most AWKWARD sunburn ever
- Given my dog a bath, twice (white dogs are the WORST!)
- Ordered the Justin Timberlake album on vinyl
- Eaten delicious Thai food
- Gone running, of course
And right now, I'm sitting on my back deck finishing this post and waiting on see Sam run to get here and drink delicious sangria. BOOM. It's good to be back.