Monday, October 15, 2007

A case of the Mundays

Weekends have become such a coveted time these days. I can remember a time when weekends didn't seem much different from any other day, especially when I was much younger. I remember thinking my parents were such lame-os because by the time 5 PM on Friday rolled around, they just "wanted to relax for pete's sake." Yeah, now I get it.

I think the best part of the weekends now is the ability to sleep in, which I've been told to cherish b/c it goes away once children enter the picture. I think between 1 am Saturday and 7 last night, I managed to sleep at least 15 hours. Glorious.

I just got back from lunch and a trip to Bob Jones with some co-workers. Nothing like a trip to shoe heaven to make a person feel poor. While my friends walked away with at least a pair each, I came to the sad realization that at trip to Target and TJ Maxx were on the horizon for any new fall kicks for me.

Boyfriend and I watched Black Snake Moan last night - not too bad. Pretty sure he was just happy to see Christina Ricci in nothing but underwear for 2 hours.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Fun Friday!

Yep, the Pancho's run was all I could have dreamed it to be...L&B suggested the Texano burrito...dark chicken meat, sour cream and potatoes all rolled up in a tasty tortilla. It couldn't have been any yummier.

We also tried the cheese enchiladas, which were kick-ass.

In other news, thank the lord it's freakin' Friday. I am all about being ready for the weekend. Tonight my friend, Shelley and I will be heading to the Uptown Theater for the Jethro Tull show. We will probalby be the youngest people there, but what the hell ever. I'm stoked.

Tomorrow my friend Kristy is showing her gorgeous pup Lt. Dan in Lawrence, so I'm going to go cheer her on.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Poncho's...not the rainy kind

Sitting here at my desk waiting for friends Lance & Brie (like the cheese) to pick me up for lunch at one of our favorite dives, Poncho's.

I'm almost giddy.

Full update on the feast festivities to come.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Tuesday Bluesday

Well, last night was the first meeting of my parents and his parents. I think it went well - no major catastrophes or disagreements. What more could I want, right?

The weekend in Columbia was a fun one - lots of eating, drinking and football merriment. What a game, too. Go Tigers!

Gramma has another round of chemo this week. Good times.

That's all for now.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Who's your choice for 2008?

After reading about this quiz on my friend Katie's myspace page, I had to find it and take it myself.

Click here for a quiz that will tell you which 2008 Presidential candidate your views/beliefs most line up with....

Make sure you select "2008 Presidential Speculation" before you start.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Hump day Dump day

It's Wednesday all right...half-way through the work week and a few days closer to seeing some dear friends from all over the country back at our alma mater this weekend.

Saturday's game against the Big Red from Nebraska will be a fun one, no doubt. But it's not the game we enjoy the most, it's simply getting together the way we used to be able to do any time we wanted. I'm sure I'm not the only one who took those great college years for was difficult at that point in life to realize those people weren't going to be around forever.

This weekend's visit will surely include Black & Gold, Harpo's and many others. We tend to shy away from the"new bars" in CoMo...too many way-too-short denim skirts for our group.

Last night was the Ryan Adams concert - phenomenal. This was my first time getting to see him live after being a "follower" for about 3 years. He is one of the few artists who sounds just as good live as on CD, if not better. His latest CD, Easy Tiger, is damn good. Saw friends Rachel & Nick there - they're cool music people and fun to be around. It's nice to find friends who appreciate similar music.

Had lunch with pal Kristy at our favorite Boulevard Mexican joint, Taqueria Mexico...we both like cheese so much that we just call it "meeting for cheese." Sweet. She gave me this really cool keychain made by Lupine which is a company that makes pet collars - they claim your pet won't chew through them or they'll replace it. They haven't met Chopper. Sure, he looks innocent enough....

20/20 is in our office today filming for a piece they're doing called Office Envy. We've got pool, ping pong, shuffleboard, free beer, free ice cream, a kick-ass rooftop deck with wifi and many other cool things. While I'm grateful for these perks, it's a little weird b/c I'm pretty much immune to them. That makes me feel unappreciative, which isn't true, but it does make me take a step back and think about other things I should be thankful for... like 2 functioning arms, legs, eyes, ears, etc., or a loving family and great groups of friends. Yeah, that's the good stuff.

OK, enough for today. Tonight is sure to hold some sort of fun...Poker at the Village. Good times.


Monday, October 1, 2007

The virgin post

Well, here it is...the first post. I've done the myspace and facebook thing, but decided to go a step further. I know, late bloomer, whatever. With so much amazing information out there already, I'm sure I won't bring much new to the proverbial table, but so be it.

Easiest topic for now is, of course, the weekend. Mine was too per the usual. Friday night was the standard for the bf and me, poker at our favorite dive bar with the regular gang. Saturday was filled with bachelorette party preparations for the little sister of my dearest pal, Lesley.

It's weird to see a "little sister" get married, especially when you're older than her and still sans ring. The theme was Lingere Fiesta! so food preparation was fun and easy. However, the game/gift situation called for a trip to some of KC's finer adult establishments. Umm, yeah. So there's this new place on 39th called Wink...what a trip. I had heard of this place via Kristy who works at the Barkery (best place ever to wash your doggie!). Long story short, Kristy was ringing up Wink's owner, Elizabeth Rich, who told her and oops, everyone (employees, customers, dogs, you name it) that she was opening her new vibrator store the next day. Haha. So, of course, curiosity killed this cat and Lesley and I made the trek to see what this Wink stuff was all about.

It's definitely not your average run-of-the-mill smut shop...nope, this place is for the sexual elite. Items made of hand-blown glass, high-end candles for "wax play," and much, much more. It's not a big place, but definitely has the "quality over quantity" factor going for it. I settled on some chocolate body paint, which we were given a sample of by the very helpful staff. Yep, it pretty much tasted like something you'd want on your ice cream. Complete with a little paint brush, I thought it a very tasteful gift for a bride-to-be.

Guests seemed to enjoy our food and games, including a pinata chocked full of items like flavored lube and candy. Little Sister's step-mom arranged for a limo to pick up the crew for a trip to Missie B's...have you been there? If not, you're missing out and you must add it to your agenda. This place was so much fun, and the perfect place for a bachelorette party. I'll definitely be adding pictures once I get them from guests. Yeah, I'm not the camera-toting type.

There was a great drag show, called the Flo Show (for it's host, er, hostess) and Little Sister was dragged on stage. She was, of course, berated by the Queen, called many names and teased for her fiance's name & occupation being borderline homosexual. Little Sister is very tall and thin, so my personal favorite line of the night was, "somebody get this bitch a biscuit!" Hehe.She handled it well, bless her little heart.

There was a "prop" we brought for the evening that got quite a reaction around the club. Situated in the middle of our table was a ring toss game (I'll leave the "pole" part to the imagination) and boy was it a hit. Security guard Don took a few turns, then whispered in my ear, "you're lucky no one's come and sat down on that thing yet!") Yep, that right there summed up the night.

Sunday (which should definitely be a day of recovery in my book) started far too early, with bf and I heading to the Kansas Speedway for a day of volunteer work. BF and I were bartenders for 7 hours at the Turn One Club, 1 of 2 full-service bars at the entire track. Dear God. There are no fans like NASCAR fans.

So now it's Monday, I'm back at work and it's time to sign off. We'll see if this whole blogging thing works out.

Hasta la vista!