Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!!

I carved my first (and last!!!) pumpkin this year. I made the mistake of NOT getting the $2 pumpkin carving kit and I was pretty much cursing myself the whole time for that decision. Basically, I HATED every second of pulling out all that those slimy insides, got impatient, and just started carving.... so I can't even put a candle in it because about half of the guts are still inside. But regardless, here is the finished product-- clearly we've got a prize winner in the house!!!

Hahaha, it looks so pathetic.

Also, this is a HYSTERICAL picture of my parents. They dressed up for a Halloween party for Wofford's Parents' Weekend. I can't not even tell you how bad I wish I had seen this in person. My sister sent me this picture to me on my blackberry via MMS with the subject "Who the hell are these people?" hahahahaha I LOVE IT.

Happy Halloween everybody!

Taking absentmindedness to a new level

This is probably one of the most random problems ever to have, but I have really been struggling lately with this:

Remembering to take my KEYS out of the front door lock!!!!!!

WHAT??!? Who has this problem? Moreover, how is it even a problem? It is NOT like it is a new concept! But y'all, at least once a week, I unlock the door, walk in, and totally forget to take them out. I generally don't consider myself to be absentminded, but this is just blowing my mind.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Proposal

I'm no movie buff... I never seem to sit down long enough in front of the TV to really enjoy one, or am too tired at night to stay up until 11 to finished one. If anything, give me a 30 minute (Jeopardy!) to an hour (LOST) TV show :). I LOVE those shows!

However, last night I did not have too much going on after work, and dragged Lash over to watch a movie with me. My mom and sister have both raved to me about The Proposal with Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds, so I somehow coaxed Lash into watching it with me. I thought it was going to be a little cheesy, but honestly, it is really cute! Certainly, some parts are awkward and too Hollywood, but overall it is a great laugh and funny story. I was almost in tears laughing at some points... and even Lash liked it too so it works for a good "date movie"!! Go rent it if you haven't seen it!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Happy Fall Y'all!

(Finally) Gone are the 80 degree October temperatures, and I am so excited!! Summer is hands down my favorite season... I love the heat, beach, river, sun, vacation, relaxation, etc, but there definitely comes and time and place for the cooler weather... and after about 5 months of 80-90 degrees, I'm welcoming the cooler temperatures with open arms!

Things I love about Fall:
-Cooler temperatures in the AM and PM but tolerable temperatures midday
-Oyster Roasts
-Leaves changing
-New beginnings
-Weekends traveling to football games or hanging out in Charleston with friends
-Going to Laurel Spring (family plantation in between Beaufort and Charleston)
and of course,
-Fun Holidays and reasons to get together with friends and family

Sunday, October 18, 2009

I love crabbing!

About a month ago, Lash and I went to my family's plantation in between Beaufort and Charleston, and went crabbing. I love to crab, and Laurel Spring has tons of them just waiting for my hand line and chicken neck. We filled up one and a half 5 gallon buckets full, took them back to Charleston for a pick 'n eat, and had a delicious supper with great friends!

Here is a picture of some of our monsters. We definitely didn't need to worry about the 5" minimum limit.... This fellas were huge! (And can you tell how excited we were!? haha, it was the best day)

Friday, October 16, 2009

Make Over

My blog got a little make over! I've been meaning to do this for a while... However, I'm not sure if this background is the one I will keep so don't be surprised if you check back and it's different!

P.S. SO excited all of my friends are joining the blogging world!!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Just another day on Rutledge Avenue....

As I mentioned, I recently moved downtown. It has been such a blessing living here- I'm walking distance to church, great restaurants, exercise routes, shopping, bars, or really anything my little heart desires.... and I feel super safe. Down the street, our neighbors are mostly families with young kids that run another the neighborhood, or older couples whose children are grown and have moved away.

To the left, however, we have three older ladies that live in the three townhouses next to ours. Two of them are widowed, and the other has a husband (but I'm not sure his elevator goes all the way to the top anymore.... I know it is horrible to say but I'm trying to paint the picture of the road to the left). Before Leah and I signed our lease, we met each of these ladies, and should have had a pretty good idea what we were getting into. As soon as we pulled up to look at the apartment, they were outside on the street trying to find out who we were, what we were doing, etc. They gave us the "no party" riot act, told us all about the residence's previous tenants, told us they would be "watching" us, but nevertheless, how excited they were to have "two adorable young ladies" as their neighbors. Bottom line, they are hysterical, the typical older ladies you see on funny cards and napkins, and we immediately knew that living near them would never have a dull moment.

Well, we have not been disappointed.

Two weeks ago, I came home from work around 6 and noticed that my neighbor's car was still on, though it was parked in her off street parking lot several yards from her house.... I shrugged, thinking it kind of weird, but thought maybe she had forgotten something and run back inside. 30 minutes later, I checked back outside to make sure either she is gone or that she turned the car off. NOPE. Trying to keep in her good graces, I go knock on the door, explain to my confused neighbor, that "okay crazy lady, your keys are in the ignition, your car is on, and it is unlocked..." Turns out, she had obviously not meant to leave it on. (?) We had a good laugh, and she thanked me profusely for saving her battery.

Well, Sunday night Lash came over for supper and went to leave around 8. When I walked him to the door, I realize that the same crazy lady's display lamp in her car is on, AND the passenger window is rolled down. I thought about crawling and trying to turn off the light myself, but then visions on a car alarm and my body half- way hanging out of the window made me think otherwise. I have to bang on her door, again, late on a Sunday night. This time, she is already in her nightgown, looking like she's about to go to bed any second. I felt so bad for disturbing her, and told her, "Please don't think I'm crazy, but your car . . . . ." and continued to tell her the story. And she responses, "Crazy? Your crazy? Hell honey, you know I'm the crazy one"

And all I could do was politely smile and laugh, because yes, ma'am, I'm beginning to think so.