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the weekend recap

July 16, 2007

we had quite a busy weekend! saturday was pretty typical for us. we went to my church in the morning, had lunch, relaxed for a little bit and then headed out to meet rachel, dave and joe’s parents for live free or die harder. that movie was awesome. it was a little longer than most, but i didn’t want it to end. there was so much action, and it was hilarious.

on our way back home, we decided to get off the interstate in kennesaw and take back roads home because a department of transportation sign alerted us to construction a few miles ahead. we had seen construction back up traffic for 10 miles on our way down, so we decided to avoid it.

we were in the exit lane preparing to get off when we saw a car cut off a jeep that was in the fast lane. the driver of the jeep hit his brakes to avoid hitting the car and, since it was raining, spun out and did 360-degree circles all the way across the interstate, getting hit by a semi-truck in the far right lane, before ending up on the side of the road.

we had seen the semi-truck swerve, and we didn’t think it had hit the jeep at first. joe pulled over, yelled at me to call 911 and ran over to the jeep to check on the driver. neither of us thought he would have made it, but he was alive and seemed ok, despite being very shaken up over the incident.

we were out there for about an hour, waiting for the police to come, giving our statement and talking with the driver’s family. the back side of his car was dented, and the impact with the truck caused one of his back wheels to pop off and wedge between the truck’s tires. he was very, very lucky the truck hit only the back of his car, and we were amazed no other vehicles hit him.

it was late when we got home, and we were up early sunday to prepare for my southern living party. it was so much fun! i love hosting, and i had quite a spread. i made pasta salad and brownies, and i had mini pita loaves with hummus and a fruit salad that my mil made. i also made this *yummy* punch with pineapple juice, strawberry koolaid and ginger ale. i wanted to make an ice ring, but i couldn’t find a bundt pan in the size i wanted, so i made ice cubes out of pineapple juice with pineapples in each one. everyone loved them! i wish i had taken pictures. i remembered after the fact that i had forgotten.

my party was such a success, and if any of you want to order some fabulous things for your homes, let me know! i can send you the link to the catalog so you can order online.

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spidey 3

May 4, 2007

joe and i went to the midnight showing of spiderman 3 in atlanta last night. it was fun because we went with a bunch of people (my brothers, my sister-in-law, a rabbi at joe’s school, his son and a friend). the movie was pretty good, but i was more proud of the fact that i was able to stay awake THE WHOLE TIME. i’ve only been to two other midnight movies — star wars and the blues brothers — and fell asleep during both. in fact, i don’t even think i made it through the beginning of the blues brothers. heh. damn arthritis. i’m going to do nothing but sleep when i finally get pregnant!

on our way out of town last night, we saw the new chilis is open. yay! that made me happy. very happy. chilis is one of my favorite restaurants. so that is where we will be tonight for dinner. i can’t wait. other than that and having my brother and one of joe’s friends over tomorrow night for pizza and video games (and melrose place for me) we don’t have too much planned this weekend. what do you all have planned?

thankful for the weekend

August 19, 2006

snakes on a plane is definitely a must-see. it is the best movie of the summer by far. we had a great time thursday night, mainly because of the people who crowded into the theater with us. as soon as the title came on the screen they started cheering, and throughout the beginning of the movie they would hiss and chant “snakes! snakes!” there were more cheers when a shot of the snake cage with its timer counting down to release was shown, and when it came on screen with five minutes to go we all counted along. “five…four…three…two…one…SNAKES!” it was the first movie where i’ve been shocked at the gory scenes yet laughing at the same time. i must admit, though, it is making me a little more nervous about flying to boston. hehe. joe says if they tell us first class is closed we’ll wait for the next plane. 🙂

my dress is safely at the alterations shop. thanks to my wonderful friend and bridesmaid, shannon, i found a backup woman to take it to, which is good because yesterday was the only day i had to get up to chattanooga. all she has to do is take it in at the sides up top, and she was able to find a way to do that without having to deal with the beadwork. and the best part? it fit better than it did when i bought it. i didn’t have to struggle to zip it up, and my stomach fat didn’t show as it had when i tried it on all summer. and the best part is that she is only charging me $20, which is $140 less than what it would have cost at david’s bridal. yay!

i headed to old navy to pick up flip flops, but since i was feeling so good about myself, i decided to try on some clothes, too. the skirts i ended up buying were a size smaller than i’d been wearing, and the shirt i purchased was a medium rather than a large! woo hoo.

my hairstylist and i settled on a style for the wedding. i didn’t know if i liked it at first, but the more i looked at it, saw it with my veil, and pictured it with my dress, the more i liked it. only 15 days to go!!

updates, snakes and a plane

August 16, 2006

thanks for the comments and concern about my grandfather. he’s doing much better, through bruised and sore, and is now home, after refusing to stay in the hospital any longer. that’s just how he is. he’s rather be home.

tomorrow night, joe and i are heading to kennesaw for an advance showing of snakes on a plane. i cannot wait. this seriously will be the best movie ever. how can it not. you have snakes, a plane and samuel l. jackson. awesome.

tonight is the pub and trivia. it’s been ages since we’ve gone to either, so we will meet up with friends for dinner and a night of fun mocking the trivia man for his not-so-funny jokes. just what i need to brighten my not-so-happy day.

party at the theater

May 5, 2006

cartersville’s elite were out in droves last night.

local officials, such as members of the city council, police officers and sheriff’s deputies and members of local civic organizations were just a few of those invited to a grand opening reception and screening at the new 12-screen carmike cinemas theater here. i received an invitation, so joe and i decided to check out the theater and take in a free showing of mission: impossible 3.

or so we thought. as we mingled with members of our kiwanis club, we noticed the list of movies on the marquee. stick it, the wild, scary movie 4 and hoot were among the selections. mission: impossible 3 was not. we weren’t interested in any of the movies being shown, so we headed home slightly disappointed and settled in for a night of baseball, survivor and the office: my kind of night. free movies are nice, but i was happy to be able to catch my usual shows.

it turned out to be a typical thursday night. 🙂

bye, bye weekend. *sigh*

March 20, 2006

i love weekends. i get sad when sunday night rolls around because i know another work week is about to begin.

this weekend was another great one. on saturday we went to church at my old church because my grandpa from california was giving the devotional for this youth rally that’s been going on. afterward joe, my brothers and i went to my grandpa’s seminar. then it was on to my parents’ for lunch. it was nice getting to chat with my parents and update them on the latest wedding news, and it was so nice to see my grandpa. since he lives in california we rarely get to see him, and i miss him a lot. he got kind of emotional talking about my wedding. hehe.

oh, and the best news: we have our officiant problem worked out. my grandfathers, who are pastors, can’t marry us, but they want to give the homily, whicih is what i wanted in the first place. we’ll just have the rabbi officially marry us. everything seems to be falling into place.

when we got home, we napped for about an hour, and then joe headed to dave and busters in marietta for his friend tim’s bachelor party. they had a rather tame, but fun, night playing games and then heading to hooters for dinner. i had a “me” night. it was really nice. i curled up on the couch with my take-out chinese and a glass of merlot and watched some of the o.c. season 1. it was very, very nice. i just love hanging out in my pj’s.

we didn’t do much yesterday. i worked on cutting clips out of my many, many, many old newspapers. we watched mission impossible 2, the press your luck marathon in honor of the death of host peter tomarken. his death was really sad. joe and i are huge press your luck fans. he was a good host. oh, and we used our brand new belgian waffle maker that joe’s parents gave us as an engagement present yesterday. those were fantastic waffles. yummmm. last night we did more relaxing and watched the simpsons, extreme makeover: home edition and grey’s anatomy.

what a great weekend. one of those you just don’t want to end.

night with the girls

March 5, 2006

there was no breakfast this morning, and there was no bridal day at belk for us. we were exhausted from our nights out on the town (although ours was a bit tamer than the boys’).

joe dropped me off at rachel’s early, and he headed to athens with his dad, dave and dave’s friend. rachel and i spent the afternoon getting to know each other better, which was really nice since we’re going to be related soon. two of her friends, the other bridesmaids, picked us up, and off we went to the cheesecake factory for dinner. a long dinner. a cold dinner. we were seated on the heated patio, which really wasn’t very heated. and our waitress sucked. she came to take our drink orders, and we told her we were ready to order our food.

“i’ll take those when i bring your drinks,” she said.

20 cold minutes later — no joke — she brought our drinks. “are you ready to order now or do you need more time?”

ummm…what part of “can we go ahead and order our meals now?” did she not understand 20 minutes earlier?

that’s how it went all night. but we had fun as we shivered and gabe and danielle held their hot drinks in their hands to warm them. we played games. we gave rachel lingerie. well, mine was more fun. we bought her some gag gifts from an adult store…everyone loved them.

then it was off to wild bills. now, joe and i thought this was a strip club, so we were ok with the fact that each of us would be going to one. neither of us are comfortable with them, but we were going to go for rachel and dave (and yes, joe really does not like them). ours was just a club. cool with me. we bought rachel a jello shooter and headed out to the dance floor. we each had candy necklaces adorning our wrists as part of a game to see who could get the most candy eaten by guys, but we ended up just getting guys to eat rachel’s candy. we danced together. she danced with a guy, and then threw him over to dance with me. she danced with another guy. it was a really fun night.

oh, and i got hit in the eye. the charlie daniel’s band was performing, and charlie daniels was throwing mardi gras beads out to people on the dance floor. rachel said, “man, that’s going to hit someone,” and just then i felt something whack me in the eye. beads. fabulous. at least i got to keep the beads. hehe.

by 1:30 a.m. i was ready to go. we weren’t even really dancing anymore, just standing on the dance floor. hehe. we left about 2 a.m., the same time the boys’ party broke up in athens. i really missed joe, especially during the slow songs when all the couples were dancing. by the end of the night, danielle and i were both texting our men. hehe. joe and i talked and passed out around 3 a.m. or so, and by 9 a.m. he was back to pick me up. so after lunch at a mexican restaurant and grocery shopping, we passed out and woke up just in time to watch transporter 2 (fabulous movie) the oscars. man, jon stewart is hilarious.

now i’m off to watch along came polly, which joe, surprisingly, wants to see. it’s such a funny movie.

so who wants to know what the boys did?? 😉