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hanging out with this guy:

and obviously cleaning up that sicko pit of a room.  we were in the middle of redoing my closet so everything had been pulled out and put on the bed/floor/desk.

some of you may know my nick name: hurricane.  this was coined by WJKs husband because every time (eery time) i visit i am a whirlwind of fun and entertainment.  my drunken patters also closely follow those of a category 5.  strong wind, waterworks, strange calm, strong wind, disaster.

well i have met my match in my new roommate.  and i am finally getting the post college experience that every young adult hopes for.

plus the pool is now open and while i did have a horrible run in with skin cancer earlier this year the world is ending in December so what the hell why not.  i could also quote YOLO but that is just my favorite restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale.

regardless i have been TRES busy living a life so full of splashes of happy that is perhaps a happy flood brought to you by hurricane AMH and her roomie B.


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this weekend, you know like in 6 days, i am the first brides maid in my bff wjk’s wedding.  no fear, since my life is currntly a sece pool, i am 100% certian my dress is not going to fit over my thunder thighs and xl ass.  like most normal people i am worried about this, so worried in fact that i spent yesterday hung over and eating cinimon raisin bread dipped in egg and fried, chocolage and eddy’s ice cream.

i also have told my dilemma to every/anyone who will listen because we all know talking about working out is the same thing as doing it.  what really irks me above all else is a year ago i was getting ready to run the chicago marathon with a fractured hip, this year i cannot get my life together enough to go for a run.

back to my dress.  it does not fit.  so i will be working out for an hour every day this week (SERIOUSLY) and buying some spanks.  i cannot let wjk down.  and i mean this pictures are going to be around for FOREVER so i have to look good.

also, i know i said i would have things i want for my birthday but right now all i want is to look like this:obviously its gonna happen since right now i look more like this:

off to eat another pint of ice cream and think about working out.


buy me this: if everyone i know donates a few dollars it can be mine (only not in pink, i like blue, grey and black).

i cannot think of anything else right now.  just by me crap.  i just love things.  LOTS AND LOTS OF THING!

oh and a new tv, a dresser, a kitchen-aid mix master, and new clothes to wear to work b.c as i said above i’ve become a bit portly!

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someone is getting married and i am SO excited!  my oldest friend is marring the man of her dreams and their knot page finally went live!

you can see it here TheKnot.

it will be my first time being a bridesmaid!  wahooo!

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.weekend.wrapup.part 1

are you dieing to know about my weekend?

well i am dieing to tell you.  lisa and i took the 6 hour cartrip down to charlotte to visit with some old friends and get some much needed friend time in!  while mom went off to see her old tennis friends, I got to spend the weekend with WJK (for more about her read splash #2 here).  i stayed with her and her finance in their new apartment.  it was so nice, i am just so jealous of people who have their own spaces and own lives and can decorate, but i digress.

on saturday we did lots of wedding stuff.  i got to try on the bridesmaids dress.  the bridal botique was a mad house, aparently everyone, but me, got engaged over christmas and felt the need to go wedding dress shoping that day.  after squeezing my fat a$$ into the dress, we tried to tackel what shoes the bridesmaids would be wearing.  WJK had her heart set on a pair of platforms but paired with the dress i looked more like a street walker and less like a bridesmaid.  poor WJK’s heart was shattered, and against better judgement her mom and i kept pushing her to pick a pair of shoes.  as tensions rose the LOVELY sales associate decided to tell me that it would be better if i went up a size or two in my dress.  WELL NO SHIT SHURLOCK, however, they were only stocking the dress in 2, 6, 10 and 26.  HMMM becuase those are obviously the most reasonable sizes.  i mean if your not a 1o you are most certinaly a 26??

i harshly told her that i was just a little round right now as i have not been able to work out due to a hip stress fracture and i plan on being back to my normal size by the wedding… she rolled her eyes and went away.  i wanted to take my hooker heals and drive them threw her snotty eyeballs, but i bit my tounge.

after shoving my Fred Flintstone feet in to every type of shoe the store was caring we finally decided on an option that was just the lesser of all evils.  WJK did not love them but she wanted the shoes to be the same color as the dress and that narrowed down our options quite a bit.

this is when we did my FAVORITE thing and went to borders to look at wedding magazine and floral books.  it was so hard for me not to force my opinion onto WJK and even harder for her mom.

I am so proud of me hear friend as she has started exerting herself more.  our friendship always worked because i told her what we were doing and she said ok.  she has become way more assertive and i love it but it is causing quite the issue with her mom and wedding planning.  i know it will get all worked out as WJK has a vision and is determined to see it.

I also went makeup shopping at ULTA.  since i start student teaching TOMORROW i need to get my Sh*t together.  my battle with my acne is at a high right now so i am suffering from red blotchy scaly face (don’t you wish i included a picture??)

since freshman year of highschool i have had a fear of makeup.  i was waging a war with acne then too and anything i would put on my face would BURN, but i could not go to school looking like i just got a chemical peel so i suffered through.  that was the last time i wore something other then a loose powder on my face.  after getting air brushed for julie’s weeding i have been dieing to try out a makeup that did not burn and gave me that coverage.  i found it in SMASHBOX.

i have been wearing the primer on the left for a while, it really helps keep powder makeup in place and i loved the light feel of the Camera Ready Full Coverage Foundation UVA/UVB SPF 15

I went back and got the Camera Ready Full Coverage Concealer because well why not?

While there i also got talked into a mega splurge but after using it sunday morning i know it was worth every penny.  Dermalogica’s Daily Microfoliant is the exfoliant i have been looking for my whole life.  it is a powder and you add just a bit of water to make a past that you then rub all over your face.  it is gentle enough to use every day.  it got all the little skin flace off my face without leaving that redness so common with an exfoliant.  totally worth the $50 price tag.

i will cover lil deb cakes 50th birthday tomorrow because well this weekend was so great it deserves 2 posts!


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on normal days i give you a splash of happy.  due to my lack of recent posts today i am giving you a tidal wave.


i have so much to share with you today.  first off august 6 officials ends summer session!  this means that my 9 (gaah) graduate hours will be OVER and i can go back to a semi normal life.  whose idiot idea was it to talk 9 graduate hours over the summer??  oh yes mine.

i have one more paper to finish typing up and an exam to take and then its OVER!!

i will then put all my effort in to figuring out community collage (have to take 6 hours) and CLEP exams before fall semester starts.


i just got off the phone with my BFF WJK.  she is getting married next october and i am one of her brides maids.  we have been friends since 6th grade and been through so much.  my obsessive type A personality  (excludes spelling and grammar) has reared its ugly head in helping her plan her wedding.  (she has NOT asked for my help) we are exact opposites and i believe this is why our friendship works.  i have taken it upon myself to send her countless wedding websites and today during our discussion she mentioned that she wants to create her own invitations.  this was just the info i did not need.  i have since jumped in to planning overdrive and sent her countless websites i have been hording in the event that i ever have a wedding.  (more likely be used to celebrate to adoption of my dog next summer… can you register for an event like that?)  anyway if anyone has an websites they think WJK could use please pass them along!


AJH is coming TODAY!!!!  i am super pumped for multiple reasons that today is thursday.

atop that list is AJH and jenni

second: Jersey Shore with Mr. Match, and thai take out!

third: RHWDC

fourth: Betthany finaly (this is last bc i am sad its over)

Splash #4

this morning i organized my room and packed up two garbage bags of old clothes for catholic charities.  i have been on a buying spree at target lately and have jazzed up those AWFUL wire cubes lisa and i got at bed bath and beyond with cute cloth buckets in cream and brown.  the wire cubes are totally temporary and make me cringe every time i look at them.  the cream and brown match my bedding that is currently chilling in my storage unit or SU as mr. match calls it.  he has one too.  one of the many perks of moving back in with M&D.

Splash #5

i am getting better at photo shop!! i made really cute packing slips for my large bins last night.  type a again: i like to write out the order of everything that goes in to my 7o quart opaque tubs so that when i am searching (in a pannic) for that black j.crew turtle neck i can easily see which bin it is in and how far down.

and i place these on top and secure with clear tape:

easily able to see exactly where everything is!

splash #6

after babysitting i am going to trader joe’s and borders to get the the girl who played with fire!!! then i am running my 5 miles and baking cookies!

have a great thursday!

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just got settled back in after a GREAT WEEKEND!!!

i will recap all the fun i had down in PBI with amc in tomorrow’s post.  here is a sneak peak:

in addition to having a great weekend with AMC i found out that my oldest and dearest friend (she is actually exactly 6 months younger than me so she is not that old!) WJK got engaged!!!!!  while i have not heard this amazing news from her, she is in ireland, however, her dad filled me in today when i got wind of the gossip!!!  so strange that two of my good friends would get engaged in the same week!

i feel like i am getting to that age where everyone is doing great things and becoming a grown up.  AMC and mr. match are buying houses, EY and WKJ are engaged, life is just moving way too fast!

off to finish celebrating fathers day with thug!  he got some new shirts and ties and a new cook book!  and we are all watching the us open per his request. (has anyone else noticed what a hottie mcdowell is??)

also a super happy fathers day to cole’s hubby, only a week being a father so it has to be special!


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