Well, I’m taking a break from reading and thawing out (I locked myself out this morning…and spent a total of 1.5 hours outside in 25 degree weather taking the bus and waiting for my landlord to open my apartment).

We moved the reception yesterday. The place we were dying to have it was under construction, and won’t be done in time. I was holding my breath and praying, but it just wasn’t realistic.

So we are back with our original plans (which I was perfectly happy with until we found this other place back in the fall…) and its gonna be good. We get all the same table decor, now we can do chair covers (since the other place had chairs that wouldn’t fit the covers), and we can make a yummy buffet. The room is bigger and more open, and I’m gonna make the best of it.

Tyler and I are going to decide on menu stuff tonight. Should be fun. I’m leaning towards a mashed potato bar (mashed taters served in martini glasses and lots of toppings, like cheese, bacon bits, sour cream, etc like a sunday bar! yum!). But we don’t know about the main dishes yet. I’ll let you know!

Ok, back to reading for Media. One more article left! I can make it….

Valentine’s Part 2

So we slept in a bit Sunday and when we got up, we decided to do Valentine’s Day part 2. We tried seeing the movie “Valentine’s Day” Saturday night…but the movie theater was packed!
So we got up and went to eat brunch. We LOVE Golden Corral for breakfast/brunch (I know…its a greasy buffet…but there are so many food options, the food quality is good, and its pretty cheap for what you get) and pigged out. They make THE BEST omelettes at GC and I very much enjoyed my omelette and other goodies. They also had some homemade potato chips that were warm and yummy (like the ones you get at Zaxby’s). Yum.So after brunch, we saw “Valentine’s Day” It was cute. The plot had A LOT of story lines, but they weren’t too complicated, so it was easy to follow. There were cute parts, sad parts, funny parts, romantic parts. We laughed alot and it was a good movie. It has tons of celebs in it too. Taylor Swift was really funny in it (I was surprised), and SURPRISE Patrick Dempsey plays a doctor in it! haha. But it was cute.
So then we came home, watched the Olympics and napped. Then I made an easy dinner (thank you Hamburger Helper!), and I did homework while Tyler watched Undercover Boss. That show is so interesting! Last night, the CEO of Hooter’s went undercover and got some great insight into their company. He talked at the end about a new marketing campaign showing that Hooter’s girls have lives and personalities and are more than boobs, and how the managers should treat them with respect. I think those are all good things.
It was a great weekend. I have a busy week, but it will all be worth it. My friend and former roomie Rachael is coming to visit Thursday night, and my bachelorette party is Saturday! woot woot! Gotta work so I can have fun!

My Funny Valentine

Tyler, my valentine (who I will marry in ONE MONTH!), came to see me tonight. We exchanged gifts…

Tyler got an automatic soap dispenser. He LOVES these and really wanted one for his shop. He was very excited.He got me a LOAD of Bath and Body Works Moonlight Path stuff. He said it was every item they had in the scent. He knows how much I love it and never buy that stuff for myself.
Then we went back to Kobe for sushi. These two rolls (a firecracker roll and fried eel roll) were wonderful. We got another roll (called a Tiger’s Eye) that wasn’t so great. It was wrapped in calamari…which was really chewy. It tasted good, but the chewiness was gross. Here are the two yummy rolls…
Then we just came home to chill and watch the Olympics. Go Apolo! We liked watching the speed skating! Apolo won a silver medal….giving him 6 I think for all time? It was some sort of record for short course skaters and a big deal.

(And this is random…but I went shopping today…and I’m modeling here my two favorite items from today…a new black satin bow barrette and some zebra shades, both from Forever 21. I LOVE bows! I have lots of bow headbands…but this was my first barrette. I’m a fan. What do you think? Excuse my leopard snuggie….)

Girl Time

These ladies are such a blessing to my heart. Beth, (me), Kayla and Hannah. We were all Tri Chi pledge sisters…and now that we all live up here together, we get together every so often. Well tonight was one of those awesome nights.

We started out at Hugo’s for burgers and friends. No chick food for us. We scarfed down some big yummy burgers (Guacamole Burger is A-MAZ-ING) and then we wanted something sweet.

We originally planned to get some cupcakes at a new place on the square, but we didn’t just want to grab a goodie then leave, so we went to Common Grounds for dessert.

This was what I had. It was a triple threat cheesecake. It was a butterscotch/caramel, chocolate and regular cheesecake. Yum.

Kayla had this apple pie…with the MOST whipped cream. She saw it and said “A dollop would have sufficed!” haha

Then the funniest moment was as we were paying…we all had matching debit cards! (Don’t worry….I blurred out our numbers!)

I sure do crave girl time. Though I’m making new friends at grad school, its just not the same as the girls you have known for years and share so much with. I love these ladies. We said we would plan to do this more often, and I sure do hope so! My heart is happy.