Monday, February 21, 2011

Ken and Yoko

Things are going pretty well for me these days.  The sun is shining, Paul is biting me less, and I have gotten a lot of sleep lately, which is always nice.  Last week I finally got to see Ken Jennings play on Jeopardy!.  And, on Friday night, YOKO ONO decided to follow me on Twitter. 

I signed up for Twitter on Thursday evening after a few glasses of red wine (don't let the name of the blog fool you, we drink all kinds) at Cosmo's in celebration of Bunny's birthday.  The first person I decided to follow, Ken Jennings, duh.  After my love affair with Watson began last Monday, it was only fitting that I chose my favorite human Jeopardy! contestant of all time.  Right?  Watson blew me away last week.  I could go on and on about him, but you have probably heard enough.  Even though he can answer almost anything, and will probably revolutionize the organization of the massive amounts of information that we humans put out into the world every day, I still think Ken is even more impressive.  Ken Jennings is the poster child for cool nerds.  He is funny, clearly super smart, and not a jerk about it at all.  Considering I fancy myself to fall into that category (hello wizard obsession), I just love watching him play.  He makes me giddy.  Regretfully, I missed his winning streak back in 2004 because I was studying abroad.  So, last week was an extra special treat. 

After Ken, I picked Yoko.  She was talking about peace and love, and you know, I decided to give it a chance.  I love John Lennon with all my heart.  And, although it is contrary to how most people feel, I also love Yoko.  I don't think she was bad for him; I don't think he ever could have been quite that kind of a match with anyone else.  She is an inspiring woman.  About twelve hours after I started following her, she asked if she could follow me.  I understand this is probably just some bonus for choosing her second on Twitter, but I don't care.  I love her even more now!!

So thanks to Ken and Yoko for making last week so great for me.  With a trip to Chicago planned for this weekend, I imagine this one will be pretty spectacular as well.  I hope all of you are fighting off your case of the Mondays with gusto by remembering the small things that make life so fun. 

I'm in a great mood today,

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Where have you been? No, it's not where have I been. Where have you been? So my resolution to eat less, blog more is not really working out, but I have decided to give it another whirl. A lot of stuff has been going on, and I have not had time to blog. I will catch you up on the last couple of months.

Twas New Year's Day, and I arrived back to my parents house (roomies!) from a wonderful weekend in Austin. My mom said that her and my dad found the cutest house in the city and we should go drive by. I was in the car before she could finish her sentence. It's safe to say I fell in love at first sight. We went to look at the house a week later, and when we left, I said, "I am going to live there. I don't care if you don't like it." (My roomie went to the showing with me.)

A week later, I thought it wasn't going to happen, as the house was built in the 50's, and I was unsure if the electric was up to par. We called an electrician to go take a look, and the housing got a passing grade. And here I am now. I made an offer on the house January 23rd, we went back in forth a few times and the owner accepted the offer January 24th.

It all happened so fast, but I am going to be a homeowner next Friday, February 25th. I reference this way too much, but it's a definite Jessie Spano moment for me. "I am so excited, I am so excited, I am so scared!"

I am excited to get out on myown again. I am excited about owning my first house. I am excited about getting my social life back and getting a Shih-Tzu, named Muffy Le. But I can't deny I am a little nervous about buying groceries again, doing my own laundry and keeping up a house. It's been real living at home again.

All I can think about is getting the keys and popping a bottle of champagne.

For the past month, my weekends have been spent planning the decor of the house. Heck, I started planning the night I drove by the house! To make this post a little relevant, I will show you one of my favorite things I have purchased so far. I found this amazing coffee table at Wisteria. It was a little out of my price range, but I found it's mini me at World Market.

Introducing my new coffee table on wheels! It's about $600 at Wisteria, and you can get a copy of it at World Market for $200. I have a black belt in bargain hunting. I am concerned that a night of wine might turn into me getting on the coffee table and getting wheeled around the house. Might even wear the Today Show gown.

Feels good to be back and let you know what I have been up to! Just buying a first home.