Monday, October 31, 2005

Happy Halloween!!

I was a little nervous about this past weekend. As my week dragged on, I could not rid myself of my pounding headache and achey stomach, and was worried I may have to cancell Halloween this year. As Wednesday approached, I was able to pry myself away from my aromatherapy eye mask for a few hours and attend Erin's wedding tasting with her, although I wasn't much help in the "tasting" department as I was unable to eat much. By the time Thursday came, I was literally incapacitated (is that the right word?) with pain and had to cancel my first book club meeting, opting for my bed, a hot bath, and more advil. I was so excited for the weekend and was dissapointed that I may not be able to dress up after all. I absolutley love Halloween and for me not to participate was a very depressing thought. However, I awoke Friday morning feeling GREAT and drove to work excited about the upcoming weekend.

As with most things in my life, I procrastinated the Halloween costume purchasing, and resorted to driving around Waukesha at 3:00 that afternoon, in search of some cheap duds (I decided to be a farmer and attempted to make Tara be my cow). Goodwill had nothing, Kohls had nothing, nor did Target. I was feeling defeated. As I was about to drive home Tara called me and mentioned Fleet Farm (DUH!!) and I met her there 25 minutes later, where I found myself some adorably too big overalls and a flannel shirt. I felt a bit oompa loompa'ish but hell, it's Halloween!! I had bought Tara a cow costume on a quick costume run with my brother on Thursday evening, but the costume didn't end up fitting (one size fits all my ass!) so the whole "farmer and cow" idea went down the tube. Oh well, I tried!

The drive to Green Bay went fast as my book on tape kept us very entertained and before we knew it, we arrived at our destination. The party was fun. Low key, with card playing is always a plus in my book. Karnitz busted out the beer bong and as the evening progressed she had somehow convinced me that whop in the beer bong is the way to go, something I regreted in the morning. Around 2:30 the party started to wind down. We threw in a pizza, mowed, then Katie, Tara and I retreated to the basement to pass out.

Saturday we spent the day eating and drinking, which is a cure for any hangover. Nic cooked breakfast then convinced us all that a trip to the bar for bloody mary's was in order (a diet coke for me). Katie kept us entertained with her frequent trips to the tattoo machine, purchasing carefully selected artwork for each of our bodies (an arm band for Tara, a pretty heart for my lower back, and a vivid design for her forearm), and of course the random things that come out of her drunk mouth: "I don't know, but if she dies I get all the shit in her storage bin!"(Katie on her dealing with the ex).

After a nap we were ready for a second go at the bar scene and decided to grab lunch and a beer (again diet coke for me) at a local pub. We played some darts, had some greasy, yummy burgers, then retreated home for a lounge out session in front of the TV. It was after all Halloween and I had yet to watch a scary movie.

By 9:30 we were itching to leave, and made our way to Sass for the Halloween show and costume contest. After a fantastic rendition of Michael Jackson's "Thriller", a very naked man singing to "Rocky Horror Picture Show", and five girls dressed up as a big hand the music began and so did the dancing! Horray!

Yesterday we finally drove back to Milwaukee, and nursed our weekend hangover with three movies, some greasy pizza, and Kettle Korn. The perfect solution.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Those who can't Wed...plan!

I was going to wait until I had a few pictures to post about my weekend, but I suppose I can just post away without you needing to see another posed picture of myself right? =)

This weekend I spent in Minneapolis, Minnesota visiting Amanda, a friend of mine from High School (and also another one of Erin's bridesmaids). Erin and I drove up there Friday night for a girly weekend involving wine, gossip, and shopping...any girl's slice of heaven.

The drive up was a bit long but I found myself amused with many of the cows along the way =) We even saw two humping...ew!!! I love road trips and was eager to take in every site and opportunity for relaxation, at least until the dark came. We arrived at Amanda's around 8:30 and spent the remainder of the night catching up on life and drinking a little too much wine.

We woke up early Saturday morning, showered, and were out the door for our 10:00 appointment. The first place we went to was pretty upscale but decided to look around just for amusement anyways. Wouldn't you know it, we found a dress we all absolutley loved (who wouldn't?!). Vera Wang's been doing this for many, many years. It's only natural she'd have some fabulous dresses =)

We wanted to keep our options open though so we looked around at a few more places, but of course nothing compared to our Vera. We stayed amused by laughing at incompetent sales associates (that was THREE bridesmaids right girls?) and pondering life (what exactly IS the opposite of burn?). Finally, we reached our last salon and were litterally jumping up and down with excitement when we saw they had our Vera for us to re-try on. It was still fabulous so Amanda and I threw our credit cards it was no $260 thang =) After all, it's only once your best friend gets married, hopefully.

We celebrated our fabulous find with some cosmos (wine for Amanda) and dinner and went home only to pass out in front of the TV at 10:30. We're some crazy party girls let me tell you ;).

We got up early Sunday morning, went out to breakfast, and were on the road by about 10:30. The drive went much quicker than the way up there that's for sure, which is strange because usually the ride home is always the long one. We listened to a book on tape which definitley helped to pass the time, and were able to take in ALL of the beautiful autumn sites as the sun never left. I love road trips!! Have I mentioned that yet?

It was back to work on Monday and the store was slow as usual. Yes it's true, I never get a break from bridal =) I did get offered an opportunity to work with a running Miss USA on a fashion event in Madison so I'm VERY excited about that. We've been corresponding for the past two days getting details underway so the extra time here at the store has been very worthwhile!

Today, I got a facial at my dad's spa. They just hired an aesthician (sp?...I'm too lazy to look it up) and they needed a guinea pig. DONE! It was fabulous. I love facials, they're the best! And now, I'm on a search to find Tara and I a Halloween costume for our party Friday, and get a hold of all my models for my fashion show and coordinate hair and dress nonsense. Planning, planning, planning. The life of Christi.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Pumpkin Carving

Last night, Tara and I carved our pumpkins. Okay, actually we carved Christys Bridal's pumpkins, but it was still bonding time none-the-less. At the salon, being the visual manager ;), I change out the store windows weekly usually setting some story or theme. This month, in light of the autumn weather has quite rightly been our "autumn windows" in which we have adorned the windows with corn stalks, pumpkins, and champagne and ivory dresses. As halloween is approaching though, I wanted to add a bit of a kick and decided to carve out our decorative pumpkins to display in the evenings.

I'm pretty bad at carving pumpkins.

The goo inside was gross, my lines were crooked, and for some reason I could NOT push out the letters I was trying to carve (C.H.R.I.S.T.Y.S)!!! Tara laughed at my incompetence (I didn't think it was too funny) and decided to take over my mess for me, carving out PERFECTLY the rest of the letters (B.R.I.D.A.L). While she did that, I started on pumpkin number two and found the jack-o-lantern face to be much easier to carve and was pleased with the outcome. "Good job Christi".

We finished with three pumpkins, and a big mess on the floor but it was fun to be children again. Although, I remember the whole pumpkin carving thing being MUCH more fun when I was younger =)

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

New York, New York

There is something about New York City that always makes me really sad to have to leave. Maybe it's the vastness of the city and how the tall buildings never seem to end, or maybe its the way that EVERYONE there seems to know how to dress (without being overly trendy). Then again, maybe it's just the fact that it's one of the greatest cities in the world with everything to offer a person. Whatever it is, I love it...I always have, and every time I go, it gets harder and harder to leave.

We flew out of General Mitchel Airport at about 4:30 on Friday afternoon. While the flight was supposed to take off at 1:25, the ongoing rainfall that the East Coast was experiencing hindered our flight plans and caused a bit of a delay. We occupied the time nicely though (as our family always does) cracking jokes, laughing hysterically at how funny we all thought we were, and competing against my dad in the USA Today's weekly Friday crossword puzzle. (Dad finished in about 15 minutes...Mikey, Mom and I had about 5 filled in). Yes, we're a bunch of dorks, but we have fun together.

The flight was surprisingly smooth and I was relatively calm (considering my intense fear of flying). It's not so much the "flying" that I'm scared of, it's more the falling to my ultimate death that frightens me. Yeah yeah, the odds are stacked WAY against me. But I don't care. It can happen to anyone. I am most certainly anyone.

So anyways, we arrived at LaGuardia airport in New York at around 8:00, grabbed a limo, and made the 20 minute commute to our hotel: The New York Helmsley on 42nd street. It was nice, but not nearly as nice as the W Hotel I stayed at when I went in May! The beds here were a little hard. We unpacked a bit, then went down to the hotel bar for a few drinks, some FABULOUS bar peanuts, and a wind-down session before heading to bed for the night. Of course we couldn't fall asleep without watching a movie first so we overpaid for a rental of "War of the Worlds" on our room television (ALL of us have already seen it mind you) and fell asleep.

Saturday morning we got up early, ordered room service, and were out the door by about 11:30. (We got distracted by Dodgeball on TV). My parents entrusted me with the directions and I decided taking the Subway around town was the best idea (and most cost efficient). I loathe feeling like a tourist so I lead my parents around the city for a few blocks, pretending like I knew what I was doing (I didn't). We finally had to stop and ask for directions on how to get to Ground Zero, which I hated doing, but the nice lady at Grand Central Station sent us in the right direction (I was half way right).

The E train took us right to where we wanted to go, and within minutes I was standing in front of what used to house two of the largest buildings in the country. We walked in awe around the now barren part of town, taking in the silence that the spot now held. It has been four years since the tragedy took place, and a lot of the surrounding areas have been rebuilt. But the stillness in the air is still alive and you can't help but let it overtake you. We were all silent for a while as we walked across the bridge. While I have to admit what I saw was exactly what I was expecting to see, I was not expecting for it to feel so "dead" (I apologize for my tasteless word). As we made our way up to street level, there was a group of protestors in the area, protesting the government and the conspiracy that they say is 9/11 (ie: it was all planned by the US). I have my issues with the government as well, and I do agree that there is a lot about the day that is just not "on", but this was a place where THOUSANDS of people lost their lives. And for whatever reason that may be, it was in innocense, and not to be undermined by these people. It was completely of course my brother made that known by getting into an argument with them. Boys! =)

From Ground Zero, we decided to walk northbound toward Canal Street, in search of some designer knockoffs. Yes, as a fashion major I should respect a designer's right to create without reproduction, and I absolutley do. But it's still fun to look right?! Some of them are really good!! For anyone that hasn't been to Canal Street in the city yet you're missing out on an experience. Block after block of little street lined shops carrying everything from handbags to CD's, watches to sweaters and everything in between all at extremely low, knock off prices. It's a market style shopping experience so it leaves a lot of room for bartering with the shop owners, allowing for some great deals to be made! My mom really wanted a fake Prada bag but I told her I would only let her buy one if it was a good knock off. None of this "Prado" stuff. We walked for a few blocks and were not finding anything worth purchasing. My mom had the idea of asking one of the random guys on the side yelling out "Louis Vuitton, Prada, Coach" where to get these good bags. With that question we heard "Follow me" and were lead into one of the back rooms of the stores. Behind a small black curtain was any fashion girls dream come true!! Dior, Fendi, Prada, Coach, Chloe, you name it they had it! My eyes lit up as I purused the selection and couldn't help myself from purchasing an adorable pink Prada handbag for myself (my mom bought a matching tan one). We giggled as we left the back room only to find my dad and brother in a similar back room, purchasing a Movado watch. What rebels =)

We met up with Patty and Frank Canella a few minutes later and continued our shopping spree in Soho (my favorite NYC neighborhood) at Runway, my new favorite store. It's a European inspired store featuring high-fashion pieces with inspiration from Paris and Italy. The store associates were FABULOUS! The offered us champagne while we browsed and helped us put together amazing outfits. Our primary associate, Luke, is a celebrity stylist with clientel such as Gloria Estefan and Emilio Estevez! I'm not really star struck but it was cool thinking about the close connection. We all ended up scoring some pretty fabulous outfits, including my mom who walked out of there looking like a million bucks, AND 10 YEARS YOUNGER!!! I was very happy for her. She was beaming.

Shopping took up the majority of our day and we were running out of time. We all rushed back to the hotel to shower up quickly and get ready for our evening. By 5:30 we were out the door yet again, and on our way to the restaurant (I forgot the name). It was fabulous food though! Authentic Italian. We had some wine, some spinache stuffed Ravioli (AMAZING), and some other random pasta dishes courtesy of the chef. We then celebrated Dad's, Mom's and Frank's birthdays, and were on our way to the Monty Python Spamalot show in the Theatre District.

The show was at the Schubert Theater right in Times Square and was really a great show! The cast was amazing (Tim Curry, Sara Ramirez, David Hyde Pierce and many others) and the music was great! I just am unfortunatley, not a Monty Python fan. I think it's a little beyond my time. Or maybe after living in Britain for two months, I have no tollerance for their humor anymore! But my dad and my mom were rolling in laughter, and it was granted the 2005 Tony award for Best Musical, so they're doing something right! Plus not to mention, tickets are almost impossible to come by so we were very lucky that we got ours (we ordered them in February). As we left we saw Huey Lewis (from Huey Lewis and the News) and felt cool to be at a venue where the stars go =)

We spent Sunday touring around a bit more before we had to get on the plane. We went and saw the statue of liberty and the Empire State Building both of which I have seen but it's always good to go with people who haven't seen them. I love the "look at that" face =) At 3:00 it was time to say goodbye to New York and we loaded the limo to the airport.

Our flight home was again delayed, this time due to the wind. I was a bit crabby but made the most of my time there, trying to keep my mind off the short flight ahead of me. It was useless though. As my fear of the flight grew, my anxiety took over and irrational thoughts consumed me. Suddenly I wasn't thinking clearly and I became convinced my plane was going to be terrorized (by the man standing in front of me in line). As we finally boarded the plane I prayed that he would not be on my flight but instead found him to be sitting three rows in front of me. I tried to calm myself down but it was no use. As the plane pushed off from the gate I found myself in a complete panic. My brother tried to calm me down but it was no use. I was convinced he was going to kill us. As the plane lifted in the air I turned around to my mom and said "I have to tell someone, that man is going to kill us all". She laughed at my irrational behavior and said tried to assure me everything was going to be fine. She realized her words were not offering any comfort though so she got out of her seat to go wait in line for the front bathroom, and assess the situation herself. She came back with a positive report, saying the man that frightened me was listening to his IPod but I knew her scam and quickly noticed him talking to the man across from him. It was at this point I lost it (as if I had been composed before). In my head I saw these two conspirisizing to take down the plan and as the man in question turned around and looked at the plane I crawled in the back seat by my dad and threw my head on his lap, just as if I were 5 again. He rubbed my head and tried to get me to calm down. "Christi, I checked him out a couple of times before we got on the plane as well and I assure you there is nothing to worry about. There is NOTHING he can do. If he even thinks about standing up and starting anything he will have 10 guys all over him, including myself, so please try to calm down". My dad is one of the only people in the world who can get me to think rationally in a state of panic like that. He calmed me down, and we talked about this phobia I have. By the time I knew what was happening we were on the ground, safe...and I again began to cry.

I felt horrible!! I felt like such a terrible person. Here I was safe on the ground, and that guy was only trying to travel back home! He was absolutley harmless and here I was thinking these horrible things of him simply for the color of his skin! I wanted to run and give him a hug and apologize a million times over for being such a nieve asshole but I knew that wouldn't be such a good idea. I consider myself such a liberal, accepting person and yet I assume death because of association. My parents laughed at my emotions and I was finally able to laugh at my stupidity too. I have to say though, the experience was emotionally draining and by Sunday night, I was dead tired and passed out within a matter of minutes.

Thursday, October 13, 2005


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By this time tomorrow, I will hopefully be safely landed in New York City.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

The Weekend is FINALLY Over!


It started off with a friendly reunion on Friday night. At about 9:00 Katie Daniel came over to my apartment and we hit the streets of Burlington, to start things off. I forgot how much I love that girl!! There has always been such a connection between the two of us. That type of connection where no matter how much time has passed between us both, we can just pick up right where we left off, laughing and talking as if it were only yesterday we had seen each other. The goofiness on both our parts came out immidiatley and we found ourselve immersed in laughter and dancing for the rest of the night. We started things off with a few drinks at Johns Main Event and were able to catch up over a few Coronas (for me) and Wiskey sours (for her). Katie Daniel learned how to drink...who would have thought?! We started to tire of the scene at John's quickly and decided to bar hop through Burlington, in hopes of some fun.

No such luck.

We wandered to The Brickyard where as can be expected nothing was happening, then wandered towards Palm Gardens where again...nothing. Katie and I then looked at each other and almost simultaneously said "Lets go to Lake Geneva".

I was in heaven! Katie Daniel wanted to party..with me. Pretty sure I told her she needed to move back home =) I can't express enough how excited I was about the evening, how excited we both were to be the "Dynamic Duo" again. (Just go with old work nickname).

We drove to Champs, had a few jaeger bombs (my weakness), a few more beers, and danced our little butts off. Dave showed up a while later and we were able to catch up with another face from our past. The night was great! But after being mauled by men, we tired of Champs quickly and decided to wander to Hogs and Kisses to finish up the night with a few more drinks, and some more dancing.

At about 1:00 the three of us drove back to B-Town, headed up the old White Fox Den for some early morning eats, then parted ways. I sure do miss that girl.

The rest of my weekend was spent in Chicago, at the Bridal Trade Show at the Merchandise Mart. For three days I woke at 7, arrived home at 7 and shopped for everything under the bridal sun: bridal gowns, bridesmaids, mother of the bride, accessories, evening wear, tuxedos, flower girls and our largest purchase, PROM! Uy. Seriously, I went to bed last night dreaming of bridal gowns and seeing fashion show after fashion show running through my head!! I'm a little sick of it all. I'm glad to be back to where things can chill out for a while, although we nowhave about 200 different stock items to enter into our system. Welcome to my Tuesday.

Friday, October 07, 2005

Remembering the Marathon

Okay, this is the last one today..I promise!!!

As my mom and I are making preparations to head to Market this weekend, we were reminded that travel times may be delayed as this weekend is the Chicago Marathon. THE CHICAGO MARATHON. It's been a year already since I ran that!!! I couldn't believe it!

In remembering the marathon, i decided to head back through my Live Journal and bring up my post I created, the day after running it. The adrenaline was still pumping through my veins, and the victory I felt was alive as ever!

This is what I wrote

Post Number 3

It has been EXTREMELY slow here at the store today. Of course I haven't found that ability to be constructive with my time so I have spent the majority of my time here at work, browsing around the blogging world that exists on the internet today. Has anybody ever taken a few moments to really look at what's out there? There are some FANTASTIC blogs!!!

About a month ago, Erin introduced me to this site: It's like a big blogging cult. For any avid bloggers out there that have yet to visit Michele, you are missing out on a world of interesting and sometimes fascinating writing!! I highly recommend going there, introducing yourself, and letting the blogging world in!

I'll admit I'm not a HUGE Michele follower. After all, I'm a bit intimidated by the fine literary posters that frequent her site, and as I've been reminded of time and time again, I suck at writing...or at least spelling for that matter, so I would never embarrass myself by trying to keep up to par with these people. But I find myself there from time to time, usually when it's slow here at work, browsing through blogs and leaving my trail of comments. Throughout my travels today I discovered some GREAT blogs!!!

The first one I came across is The Alchera Project, which I became a member of instantly! It offers monthly writing assignments to get your creative juices flowing!

Via The Alchera Project I then stumbled onto The Daily Meme. Daily questions and quizzes...what could be better!!! This is my kind of site!

There are so many creative blogs out there I couldn't believe it! I was thrilled to have stumbled upon so many that I know I'll definitley utilize in the days/months/years to come. Sometimes I get bored and I really just want to write, but when your life is uneventful, what are you to blog about? These sites offer hundreds of inspirational ideas and they are just a copy and a paste away!

So, to pass even more unconstrutive time, here are a few questions courtesy of

Q: What are four (4) of your favorite words?
Sippy Cup
Estacionamiento (spanish for parking's just fun to say)

Q: What are four (4) things you hope to do this weekend?
Carve pumpkins
Go to excited!
See Katie f'n Daniel
Go out dancing (this is just something I always want to do though)

Q: What are four (4) things you wish you could do right now?
Go home
Go out dancing
Receive notice about this flippin' Visual Merchandising position
Sell a wedding dress

Q: What are four (4) things that turn you on?
Really good conversation

Q: What are four (4) things you know you can't do?
Rattle my tongue
Say the word Vagina
Beat Tara at darts

Q: What are your four (4) favorite things to do?
Dance (has anyone caught on to this yet)
Watch movies
Plan "things"..parties, shows, etc.
Long talks over red wine

Okay, I think I'm going to be productive now. The store could use a good cleaning! =)

Beautiful Things

Courtesy of The Alchera Project

Beautiful Sounds:

Wind blowing through the trees
Ocean waves
Traffic outside my window
Tara singing in the shower

Beautiful Smells:

Fresh flowers
Plastic innertubes
Morning breakfast cooking
Lavender/Vanilla fragrances

Beautiful Places I Have Visited:

Turtle Island in the Carribean
Hampstead Heath, England
Oahu, Hawaii
Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris
My mom's bridal salon

Beautiful personalities:

My dad: strong, dedicated, selfless
Erin: positive, brash, obnoxious
Tara: sensitive, shy, funny
My mom: independant, self-sufficient, caring
Gary: hard working, generous, flamboyant

Beautiful Moments:

Finishing the Chicago Marathon
Falling together
My first kiss
The first crisp, sunny, autumn day
A park bench, the Milwaukee night sky, and the feeling of being secure

Thoughts on Closure

In the study of human social interaction, closure is the perception of a conclusion to a relationship. The uses/meanings of the term are broad. It is often used in the contemporary United States to refer to the conclusion of a non-continuing romantic relationship, particularly in popular culture. - Wikipedia

My question is, is there a relationship out there that you have not yet received closure on, no matter how great the span of time or how absolutly definite the end of the relationship is? If so, what closure would you need?

ME: tears. I just want to know that it all mattered.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

It's no US Weekly cover, but it's a start!

Move over Jessica Simpson, step aside Jennifer Aniston, because there's a new girl making headlines in the media and her story has nothing to do with a recent breakup! This story is all about positivity, rejuvination, relaxation, and self-reflection. It's a story about a better you. Who is this girl causing a stir in Tinsletown Burlington?

Me of course!!

Today I became a moviestar was an anonymous body in my dad's national local cable television commerical for Euphoria Day Spa, his 100th new spa business venture. Fox WinTV arrived at the spa at 2:00 and during the grueling relaxing 6 month one hour filming my face back was prominently displayed for everyone the few select local B-Towners that actually watch the cable network, to see. It was a lot of fun. Getting free massages and mud rubs, what star girl could resist that! Plus with all the exposure I'm getting now, the autograph requests will be sure to be rolling in! I'll probably just be asked back a million times by my dad, since I'll obviously do it for free! So, to all the world local B-Towners keep your eye out for my shining face skinny back. I'll be the girl laying on the table.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Order One Up!

Martinis tonight at The Velvet Room!
Thank god, I need one ASAP!

Because talking about myself always puts me in a good mood =)

In the last 24 Hours have you...

1. Had sex: nope. I got the bed all to myself last night =)
2. Bought something: I bought a chai latte this morning, and some random things at the grocery store yesterday.
3. Gotten sick: Actually yes, SOMETHING is going around and leave it to me to catch it.
4. Sang: I sing every day!
5. Been kissed: Actually no!!! Tara where you at?! =)
6. Ate something: Of course. I'm a pig!
7. Felt stupid: Not stupid, just unsuccesful.
8. Talked to an ex: Monkey texted (is that the right past tense of that?) me last night.
9. Missed someone: definitley

Last person who....

1. Slept in your bed: ME of course!
2. Saw you cry: Tara
3. Made you cry: Tara
4. Went to the movies with: It was either Tara or my parents, I can't remember. They're my movie buddies though.
5. You went to the mall with: Myself. I had to re-buy my interview outfit. Grrr.

Have You Ever...
1. Said "I Love You" and meant it: That's the only time I'll say it.
2. Got in a fight with your pet: Awww, piggies =(
3. Been to California: A few times. I LOVE it!
4. Been to Mexico: Again, a few times. The Americanized cities are nice.
6. Been to Canada: Yup
7. Been to Europe: Of course!!!
8. Been to Bahamas: yes

1. Do you have a crush on someone: nope
2. What book are you reading now: The Devil Wears Prada which I just found out they're making into a movie with Meryl Streep playing Miranda!!! Horray!!!
3. Worst feeling in the world: losing someone you love
4. Future KIDS names: I'm not that girl. Ask me when they come.
5. Sleep with a stuffed animal: Not anymore
6. What's under your bed: One of those plastic storage containers with all of my scrapbook stuff in it.
7. Favorite sports to watch: Hockey for sure!
8. Location: of what?
9. Piercing/Tattoos: nose and ears/butterfly on my hip
10. Do you drink: About once a week
11. What are you most scared of right now:'ll never leave me
12. Where do you want to get married: I wanted to get married in my parents back yard but THAT isn't going to happen anymore, so I think I'll probably be the destination wedding girl.
13. Who do you really hate: Nobody
14. Do you have a job: working for the mother =)
15. Do you like being around people: Yes, but I really enjoy alone time too.
16. Have you ever liked someone you had no chance with?: Oh yes!
17. Have you ever cried: yes, I'm very sensitive
18. Are you lonely right now: Not at all
19. Song that's stuck in your head a lot: Commercial Jingles
20. Played strip poker: haha just once in High School
22. Gotten beaten up: Emotionally yes
23. Done an all-nighter: Many times growing up
24. Been on radio/TV: I was on TV once for Kappa Kappa Gamma's food drive
25. Been in a mosh-pit: haha Katie D. and I always found ourselves wound up in those.
26. Do you have any gay/lesbian friends: of course I do!
27. Was this worth your time? eh they never are, but I like to talk about myself so it all works out.

Monday, October 03, 2005

At Least I Have Great America

It's my first free Monday in a long time! I was excited to sleep in this morning, head to Burlington to help my parents move for a few hours, and then head up to Oshkosh to play "Barbie's" with Monkey before heading back home to bed, ready to start my work week. However, upon arriving at the store/my parents new apartment (yes, they're moving above the store for a few years) I realized my "free day" was not going to happen. Sondra apparently called in to work, only she left the message on the store voice mail, and we had no idea she had done so until we arrived at the apartment around 11:30 (we open at 10:00). My mom was fuming, and stressing out and I told her to just chill out, go help the movers, and I would take care of things here at the store. So here I am, Manager Christi, answering the phones, taking care of appointments, and getting order back to the store. *sigh*

At least my Sunday was good =)

Okay, it started out rough as I left feeling aweful about things between Tara and I, but fighting never gets us anywhere and a day apart was probably much needed. So, at 10:30 Nikki, Katie, Joey, and I piled into the Sunfire and were on our way to Great America.

It was a PERFECT day. Nikki's mom's boyfriend's company had rented out the park for the day so we pretty much had full run of everything there! The longest we waited for any ride was probably a half hour, allowing for ample time to ride each of the rollercoasters. We rode them all, some of them twice, and were pretty much exhausted by the end of the day. I'm not as young as I used to be. A full day of excitement is entirely too exciting for me these days =)

I was really glad that I had went. Our group was great! I was thrilled to be around such laid back, chill people. I had a great time with everyone! THANKS FOR THE INVITE NIKKI!!!

But not I'm back, and stuck at work. The irresponsibility of some people just really gets to me.

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Saturday Smiles

1.) Feeling sexy in the morning because of the way she looked at me
2.) The smell of fall
3.) A clear blue sky, and a gorgeous drive to Burlington
4.) Watching a husband and wife taking a morning walk with their two Golden Retrievers
5.) A morning chat with Monkey
6.) A good hair day
7.) Being able to make a certain bride's day by having THE dress here for her, and seeing the tears accompany that excitement.
8.) The anticipation of Great America tomorrow...yay!
9.) The smell of the flower shop next door
10.) Fruit and Creme Starbursts in my belly...mmmm.
11.) Bobby Darin on the CD player
12.) An email from Heather, and invitation to a chill night with two great people.
13.) Watching people outside stop and stare at our store windows, and the new fall display I created.
14.) Hearing "You're so nice! We don't want to go anywhere else!"
15.) Faxing Tara's new job acceptance..CONGRATULATIONS T-BEAR!!! ha ha

Yes, it's a gorgeous Saturday and by 12:00 I've already had a very happy morning. I wish I didn't have to spend it at work, but oh well.

I hope you all have a fantastic day!!