Happy Thanksgiving

Here are a few pictures for your Thanksgiving Day entertainment. I had fun last night at my friends' house (Ally and Ken) and we might have had a little bit to drink before we took these. ;) Enjoy.


The "Hair" Family

Tonight we had family portraits.

It was interesting.

I had suggested to Mom that we all wear black. It's easy, it coordinates well with backgrounds and it photographs well. (Plus Gabrielle and I wouldn't have to change out of our work clothes and put thought into another outfit.)

You would think this would be a simple process.

Not so much. I would elaborate on it, but I'm writing a blog, not a novel. ;) ha.

So everyone that we worked with in the studio told us we all had "great" hair. :) You know that made my heart smile. We were the "hair" family. And that's OK by me.

Photos to come in about a week to ten days.

In other news, I just ran out to Walmart around 9:30ish and bought the OneRepublic cd. It is sweet music to my ears. Give it a listen. Happy Tuesday.


Just thought...

I'd post a pic of the new 'do.
Just in time for family portraits on Tuesday. Coincidence? I think not!
Hopefully we'll have a hot, young photographer dude.
Well, one can hope...I gotta have something to get me through this crazy family experience.
Whew. I'll let ya know how that goes.


In the air...

I can't believe that Thanksgiving is only a week away! The holidays sure have snuck up on me this year. I feel like it's just in the air.

Monday evening we had a party at Utopia for our "select" clientele. We let them preview all of Aveda's gift sets for this season. Man, there are some good ones!! I have my eye on this one and this one. Anyway, I was there most of the afternoon and the evening setting up for the party and stuff. Then after all the clients left (and we had a lot of wine to ourselves) we did a little of this

and it pretty much turned into Club Utopia. :) That's Lauren on the left, me in the back and Jolene on the right. Somehow we always end up drinking together... Hmm....Moving on....

I heard back from a potential employer yesterday. Not naming any names yet but I reeeeeeeeeeeally want this job more than anything else I've looked at. I had a phone interview with them yesterday morning and *hopefully* I will have an interview at the office next week or the week after that. There's a LOT of competition for this job though. We'll see how it goes.

Keep your fingers crossed!

Oh, and I'll be posting pics of my new 'do soon. ;)


Concert with Coco

I must say that today was one of the BEST days I've had in a very long time. I was kinda going through one of those "blah" phases where I was like "Is anything good gonna happen to me?" And typically I'm not the kind of person that has that kind of attitude but, as of late, things seriously seemed stacked up against me.
It's nice to have a refreshing day when that starts to happen.
That was today.
Jennifer and I thought we were gonna be late arriving to the radio station. When we got there, the receptionist in the lobby told us that Colbie's flight was late getting in so we could just wait for a while inside or walk around downtown Greensboro. We decided to wait inside because it was kinda chilly and Jennifer didn't have much of a jacket on. About 15 minutes later, this guy opens the lobby door (to the rest of the station) and he says, "You, you, you and you come with me." Guess who two of the "you"s were? Yep, you guessed it. We went into one of the empty booths with this dude and he got us to record some random stuff. He would feed us lines to say like, "I love listening to 107.5 kzl on the way to work!" and stuff like that. Jennifer said I had a "good radio voice." I dont know about all that but it was fun. We killed about twenty minutes doing the blurbs.
We went back to the lobby and waited about ten more minutes til they took us back down the hallway and outside to the "courtyard." We all took our seats and then Colbie came out and sang three songs: Realize, Bubbly, and Little Things. The last song is gonna be the new single and she said they just shot the video for it in San Francisco. It should be coming out pretty soon.
They had a question and answer session and then the meet and greet. I asked her if she planned on doing any songs with Jack Johnson soon (because inquiring minds want to know!) and she said "no, nothing planned" but she'd "love to work with him." We'd love that too. :)
We were allowed one autographed thing (a certain Olivia was prepared and brought her cd) and then one picture with Colbie. Complete with a lunch from my new favorite place Panera Bread. Hooty hoo. This girl was in Heaven. Total bliss.
If North Carolina had Aloha Friday, I'm pretty sure this would qualify. :)


Thank God There's Target for Retail Therapy

Usually I try to start out my blogs with a little something cute or funny to say. Something that might intrigue you and get you into reading more. Today I just don't have the creative spark to do that. I just gotta lay it out on the line.

I'm beginning to see this trend in my family that the 6th of the month is just not a great day for us. My dad passed away on July 6th. My grandma passed away on August 6th. My grandma was buried on October 6th and there are other strange coincidences but I think you get the point. Well, we have one more to add to the list as of today. We had to put our cat Tyler to sleep today. It really was a hard thing for us to decide but we knew in the end it was for the best.

My stepdad Michael and I took him to the vet yesterday and they did multiple tests and exams on Tyler (because he's been sick for a while). We got a call this morning saying that he pretty much had multi-system organ failure. Not really what you want to hear but you kinda halfway expect it when your cat's twelve years old. We talked about our options for a while and decided the best decision was euthanasia. A tough decision, but ultimately the right one I think. I held it together pretty well at the vet's office until Gabby started crying and then it was all over. I knew I couldn't hold it in anymore. There's just no cat out there like Tyler.

So at about 3:20pm today, we lost our beloved cat Tyler. He will always be in our hearts. We love you, Ty.



is how I felt this morning after Jennifer told me that I could go with her to the Colbie Caillat private concert. Actually it went more like this:

Jennifer: What are you doing Friday?

Me: Umm... I have to work at 3.

Jennifer: Do you wanna go with me to the Colbie Caillat concert at noon?

Me: WHAT?! ARE YOU KIDDING ME?? WHAT?!? ARE YOU SERIOUS? DON'T PLAY! ARE YOU FOR REAL?!? (Jennifer had told me the day before that she had won the private passes on the radio.)

Jennifer: (laughing at me) Yes. I'm serious.

Me: Hell Yeah! .... You're really serious? Wow. I love you.

As you can see, it took a little bit of convincing. ha. Yeah right. Brent was originally supposed to go but now he can't, so I get to be the lucky "bubbly" sidekick.

Now THAT's the way to start off your day.


I'm In Love

With Panera Bread.

I am SO glad that we have one in the same shopping center as Utopia, otherwise, I'd be having problems sticking to my "Skinny Bitch"-ness. They have the most wonderful soups there! Seriously.

And speaking of "seriously" (Grey's Anatomy fans) I haven't seen a single episode yet this season. Is that crazy or what? I have pretty much committed to waiting until it comes out on DVD now and just catching up at the end of the year.

The other thing I'm currently in love with is Nip/Tuck. I went over to Brent and Jennifer's house last night to watch the season premiere of Nip/Tuck from Tuesday and I'm so hooked for this season! Our plan is to record them on Tuesdays and then watch on Wednesdays after I get off work. This should be a good plan as long as nobody spoils it for me before I can watch it. I have really cut back on my tv watching so it shouldn't be too hard. (And there isn't really anyone at Utopia that watches it b/c I asked if people watched it and I have yet to find someone other than Jennifer that is interested in watching it with us. It's okay. Their loss.)
Cheers to good food and good tv!


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