Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Ok, Michelle, this is a totally random post. WTF?
I have been watching Tori Spelling's reality show with her husband, Tori and Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood on the Oxygen network. Despite the fact that she fell in love with her husband while married to someone else (and he was married too), I feel as if these two have a fighting chance. They seem very down to earth and considering the way in which Tori was raised, she seems like a normal girl. Perhaps it was a blessing that when her father passed, he didn't leave her millions of dollars. Not like the $800K she received was pocket change, but considering her dad was worth about $300 Million, 800K isn't much.
I like Tori Spelling. She was a horrible actress during the 90210 days. Not like any of the actors were amazing but she was pretty much the worse. She makes a good reality tv star because she seems likeable.
Admit it, you couldn't help but cheer for Donna Martin to graduate too. I did, despite the fact that she broke the rules and participated in under age drinking.
But she overcame so much!!!!
Monday, July 28, 2008
It has grown a wee bit and I already feel like it is in the shaggy stage. I don't really like taking a lot of time on my hair in the morning. I plug my straightener in right away so it is smokin' hot when I want to use it. A few trips from root to tip and my hair looks presentable. But I am wonder if I should go shorter. How short? This short.
Reese short!! I know I will never be as adorable as Reese but what about the hair? If I can slide those bangs (ohhhh bangs) over to the side everyday, they won't be super annoying. And a barrette would take care of the problem at the gym. But I'm not even sure I can pull that into a ponytail. She is just so cute with short hair. Can I be that cute with short hair?
Oh and also. I was thinking of coloring my hair dark brown too.
What do you think, readers?
A. Keep it like it is. Semi short and blonde
B. No cut, but go for the color
C. Cut it, but stay blonde
D. Cut it and color it!
Friday, July 25, 2008
Cheap. Let's find out what that means around the country, shall we? The pictures will be the outside of the house and most of the time, the kitchen. Kitchens are super duper important to me. I will start with my current city.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
A few years ago, my first cousin was having a baby. We were wondering how she was related to me, and how she would be related to my sister's daughter. A simple google search gave us the answers.
As you can see, children of siblings are first cousins.
My future children and my sister's children are first cousins.
My mom's kids (me, my sister) and her sister's kids (Kevin) are cousins.
Now, this is when things get tricky: Second cousins
Children of first cousins are SECOND COUSINS. What?
Diana (my sister's child) and Christina(Kevin's child) are second cousins.
You thought that was tricky, let's try First Cousins Once Removed.
Children of YOUR first cousin are your first cousin once removed.
Kevin is my first cousin which makes Christina my F.C.O.R. Along with her two sisters and little brother. And many other children of my first cousins.
And when Christina has children, they will be my first cousins twice removed.
Now, for something that I can't figure out. While Christina is my first cousin once removed, what am I to her? To her, I am her father's first cousin. Techincally, that does not make me her F.C.O.R. Her aunt's kids are her first cousins and when they have kids, those will be her FCOR.
My mom is Kevin's Aunt which means she is Christina's great aunt. But I still don't know how what my title is in relation to her.
My brain hurts really bad now.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
We ended up with this view:
And I was this close to Chris Martin (sorry for the blur. He moves too much)
How the heck did that happen? Let me explain.
After two opening acts, Chris went to the snack bar right outside our section to get some food. I saw two guys in the same black shirt walking up the stairs. They looked official so I tried to make eye contact. Here is how the conversation went:
Them: Are you here with a group?
Me: No, just my husband. Why? ( said excitedly)
Them: Hmmmm, well, we work for Coldplay and we upgrade people's seats but we just have one ticket.
Me: Oh my gosh. No way. I can't leave him. Is there anyway I can get two? Please? Please?
Them: How big of a fan is he? Can he sing all the songs? How long have you been fans?
Me: Ummmm he is fan but I am a massive fan. Since 2000. I can sing all the songs.
Them: Hmmmmmm let me see your ticket.
Me: Please?! We drove from Sacramento today to see them.
Them: Ok. They are row 4.
Me: WHAT???? Holy crap. (I covered my mouth in shock and I kid not, nearly started crying.)
Them: Don't give these to anyone else. Wait for your husband, go down to the floor and find your seats.
Me: Yes, yes. I will. Thanks so much. You have no idea what this means to me.
So I wait for 1 minute, run out of the section, find Chris, pull him out of line and tell him what just happened. I am shaking I am so excited. We get down to the floor and find out seats. I was in total shock and so freaking excited. Everyone else around us had the same thing happen. I guess they don't sell the first 5 rows and those guys give people tickets. So lucky!!!
Here are some pictures
This last picture is during the final song. They released glow in the dark paper butterflies in different colors. It was coming down in masses! My video space on my camera ran out so I couldn't take video of it.
And some videos. The sound isn't great but oh well. :)
I was so happy the entire time. I know it would have been a great show from section 213 but from row 4 (really 2 rows from the stage), it was AMAZING.
Friday, July 18, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Six was a lot and I was ready to call it a party but since Chris' best friend is female, she became the 7th and final bridesmaid. Sure, it is a lot of girls but could I have cut one out for the sake of numbers? No way. It would have been all or nothing for me. And by nothing, I mean I would have just kept my sister and his sister and kept it a family only affair.
Our flower girl, my niece, DIANA!
Monday, July 14, 2008
On Friday night, Chris and I met up with our friends Sean and Mayra to have dinner at Buca di Beppo. Aside from the slow service and being ignored by our waitress, the food was yummy and the company was great. Mayra gave me a cd of over 100 pictures she took at the wedding. Including some of these gems:
The first two pictures were taken when I was begging Chris to go a bar on Sutter St. with a group of post-partiers. The third picture is my cousin Christina looking at me like the crazy loon that I am. And the last two are me at the bar, dancing on a corner table being stupid.
On Saturday, we received some bad news. Chris' uncle, his mom's brother, had passed away suddenly. Chuck was just at our wedding 5 weeks before. His parents and sister flew out to South Dakota for the week to attend services and be with family. We are very glad Chuck was able to attend our wedding and spend some time with family members before his passing. Very sad times.
Despite the sad news, we made time to attend my BIL/Niece's joint birthday celebration. What a great party. The food was great and it was fun to visit with friends and family. Diana got lots of books and toys (including the red mermaid from Au Bob) and Matt also received gifts that will go to good use at their house: gauc mix, ice cream, gift cards for ice cream, chips for the guac and a best buy gift card.
Saturday evening (it was a busy day), I met up with my two oldest friends. No, that wasn't an age joke. I have known Stephanie since we were 12 years old growing up in our court and I met Leah in the 7th grade. We don't see each other all the time but we can go years without seeing each other and still have a great time. After eating dinner and getting the evil eye at the restaurant to leave our table, we moved onto another restaurant, sat at the bar, had a glass of wine and chit chatted until late. It was great getting together again with Leah and Stephanie. I have very fond memories of our times together in the past and I know our future will be full of random meetings.
After a long drive home due to a midnight accident on 80, I was happy to find our new picture cd's in the mail. I checked and all 1,637 pictures were on the disc. Woohoo!! I knew that Sunday I would be spending some time making a married bio for theknot and hopefully to share with friends and family that couldn't attend the wedding.
Now it is Monday and another week is upon us. Friday can't come fast enough I tell ya. With the Coldplay concert Friday night, a one night stay in a hotel after, driving to Dublin for lunch and a viewing of "The Dark Knight" in Imax on Saturday, this coming weekend should be busy as well.
Friday, July 11, 2008
If you are thinking of leaving these events out for one reason or another, don't. Make it fun. Make it different. Plot for someone special in your life to catch your bouquet but still toss it. Ask your husband to be silly while going for the garter. But toss it.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Sadly, as I was looking through them, I noticed that there was a huge chunk of pictures missing. All of the getting ready and pre-ceremony formals were not on any of the three discs. Lucky for us, our photographer and her office manager are very quick to respond to emails. She said there should be 702 pictures on disc 1. There were 199. Whoops. They must have not been burned for one reason or another. I was told they would send me three new discs to make sure all of the images are on the cd's. So great! Here are some pictures that I downloaded off of the cds. I am going to make a googlepage of the pictures (the best ones!) when I get all the cd's back. Stay tuned.
This picture is pretty steamy!
I love how you can see Chris' ring on his finger. Grrrr!!
One of many spins my dad and I did on the dance floor
Extreme laughter at my sister, who caught the bouquet. We invited all the ladies to join in the bouquet toss.
And Chris' brother got the garter. I'm so happy it ended up this way. I got a picture with my older sister and his younger brother. We should have thrown Miranda in there for good measure!