Monday, September 29, 2008

Weekend Fun!

Talk about a fun weekend!

Friday- I went downtown for a co-workers bachlorette party.  We started off at 219 West where they had half priced appetizers until 9pm and $5 martinis!  I had the best blackberry martini, and I'm usually not fond of martinis!  From there we headed to Rain, Qua, Lanai (a new rooftop lounge that served stellar sangria's, we all really liked this bar) and Cuba Libre.  It was a great night out with the girls.
Christina, Tinnifer and Jenn at Lanai

Saturday- UT tailgating!  Malek's brother has an awesome spot for tailgating...this is the 2nd one we've attended.  They served meat on a stick (aka shish kabobs), corn on the cob on a stick, and brats...plus all the side items like chips, brownies, cookies, etc. They even had the MSU game on for me (well, actually I would steal the remote and change the channel).       Go GREEN!  MSU beat Indiana!!!  Stinson came out to join us as well for the TENN game....good lord that woman can yell.  After tailgating we headed over to Katie & James house for a BBQ, poker, Wii and other games.

Sunday- We rested!  Watched a couple TV shows, did some laundry, went to Lakeway to visit Malek's mom and drop some stuff off, came back and watched more TV, munched on queso (yummy cheese!), then had a VB game at 9pm.

It was a great weekend!

Fun gifts from my mom continued

More dresses as I continue to open 1 gift a week.  :-)

These dresses are different than what I would normally wear.  I usually wear more form fitting (classic A-line), very simple type of dresses.  The dresses my mom have sent me have bright bold patterns and empire waists.

#3 - a soft blue dress
#4 - a white dress with green shoulder straps and blue/green stripe detail/trim
#5 - a halter top style white dress

*** Updated 10/29/08 ***
#6 - My favorite!  The brown, yellow and beige dress that I wore for my b-day.  -D  See pics above

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

#81 - Donate blood at least 3x’s a year (2/9)

Donate Blood


I donated blood today!   2x so far this year, yay!  It's great that the blood center comes to Dell, very convenient.  I need to fit in one more donation before the end of the year....that puts it close to Holiday time which will make it more difficult.  Keep your fingers crossed!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Fun gifts from my mom

My 30th birthday is coming up and my mom sent me a 'birthday gift box' in the mail.  In the box are 6 gifts + a surprise gift!  I get to open one a week until my birthday.  :-D

#1 - a cute flirty fun strapless sundress in greens and blues
#2 - a low cut red funky print dress

I've been on a dress kick lately....and my mom usually finds me some really cute dresses!  Can't wait to wear them.

Love you mom!

#44 & 45 - Work out at least 3x's, Keep weight under (private) lbs

Oh well...not doing so hot on these two items. 

Lately I'm only making it to the gym 2x's a week (#45)...and I've only been running (need to start hitting the weights again or go to Cardio class).  I still have softball and volleyball, so I count those as exercise.  Unfortunately, I still feel I'm not getting as much exercise as I used to or should be....so #45 has suffered as well.  :-(

Guess  these are failures...but I will get back on them!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

# 89 - Visit Scholz Garten, Texas' oldest German Bier garten.

Labor day weekend was a blast!

Friday 8/29- A group of us went to Pluckers after work for HH.  There was a really funny guy singing outside about his life stories and then a huge storm hit!  The water was actually coming in sideways and Pluckers had to lower the screens...it even started to flood a little.  Thankfully it didn't last too long, but it was quite entertaining.  Later that evening Christie, Nico, Malek and I headed out to GCS for some dancing and karaoke fun.  No, I did not sing, I'm horrible.
Saturday 8/30- First UT game of the season!  Malek and I headed downtown for some tailgating at his brothers tailgate.  He has an awesome location and they served fish tacos, brats and a few other choice meats.  We were there until the camp headed out to the game.  Since we didnt' have tickets we made our way over to Scholz Garten (# 89 on my list) for some beer and to watch a bit of the game!  It was very interesting...amongst a sea of orange and inebriated fans we found a place to sit outside.  Across from us was this poor chap that was pretty much passed out.  Everyone once in a while he'd try and move and get up but he was fighting a losing battle.  Eventually Scholz escorted him out.  We headed home shortly after that since we were exhausted.  I didn't get to watch the MSU game because it wasn't on TV, had to order Game Plan and I didn't feel like paying that much for it.  We were down for the count by 10pm.
Sunday 3/31 - This day was spent recovering, cleaning house, mowing the lawn, and grocery shopping.  It was a nice low key evening, watching TV and playing my favorite card game hand & foot.
Monday 9/1- Happy Labor Day!  I had a small group over for a BBQ at my place.  Malek did the cooking, and it was awesome!  This takes care of #15 (cook home meals - 27/143) for the week.  Erika brought over an amazing cake and we spent the whole day just relaxing and conversing.  Later Stinson came over to watch the TENN game....and boy was that intense!  It was a crazy game, unfortunately TENN couldn't pull it off...I didn't think Jenn was going to survive.

All in all a great weekend.  :-)


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