Sunday, July 19, 2009

this weekend blew my mind.

post & pics to come. i really miss my friends.

2 weekends in austin and now i'm depressed.


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

how do you DOO?

it's that time of year.
the time when i get the urge to snip. don't worry - i am not going to chop it off. no no, it took me too long to grow these locks - i just need an update. 

so naturally, i've been perusing photos of my favorite people for inspiration: rachel mcadams, penelope cruz and zooey deschanel. duh.

rachel mcadams is a chameleon. her hair has been long and blonde, short and dark, red, even some pink highlights (i WISH i could pull off blonde/pink)...
i think the winner for me is zooey - she's pretty much awesome. i've had this hairstyle before and it was one of my favs (that being bangs). the one i had in college was pretty polished like the pic above, but the winner is:
bangin' casual.

i'm keeping my color the same (perhaps i'll darken it in the fall), but in about 45 minutes, i'm getting some whispy bangles and a trimmy trim trim. usually i cut my own bangs...but that rarely turns out the way i envision...

can you tell i'm bored when i'm posting about my stupid hair? 

oooo baby, baby

this weekend i got to go back to austin to spend a lovely afternoon shopping with dani and alysha - we registered dani&daughter at target and babies r us. we had a lot of fun with our little scan guns :) who knew babies needed so many accessories??

we were worn out by the end of the day. it was HOT. i can't even imagine how exhausted dani was - she's a tough cookie! it was so wonderful to spend time with her, i hate not being nearby :( our pups got to be reunited for the afternoon also, they are a couple of kooks. 

i can't WAIT until dani's baby shower. alysha is doing most of the planning and i know it will be fantastic - dani will be all set when that little cutie pie comes (october 20!!!). i'm pretty sure dani will be a rockin' mom. she's one of the most thoughtful, loving and nurturing people i know - not to mention all-around inspiring. i love her with all my heart.

april - i'm so sorry i didn't let you know i was in town this weekend, but don't worry! i'll be spending ALL weekend with you for the bachelorette festivities :) which i CANT WAIT FOR!! it will be a grand reunion - i am really needing it right now.


Thursday, July 9, 2009

and when the groove is dead and gone
we know that love survives
so we can rock forever on

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

you're in luck!

hey everyone, 

my friend, Austin, just informed me that it's cow appreciation day this friday, july 10 - and if you dress up like a cow you get free lunch. check it out here - and download your costume kit.

Monday, July 6, 2009

since tuesday

it has certainly been a crazy week, so i'll start with last weekend.

haley threw ivy a date shower - all the gifts were dates for troy and ivy to go on. it was such a lovely shower, haley's house is absolutely adorable and she's a wonderful hostess! i got to stay with ivy all weekend and hang out, which is always a good time. i miss her so much! joshulyn rode to houston with me again, so it was great having a travel companion. we jammed out to michael jackson and basically made ourselves hoarse with some destiny's child, alicia keys and mariah carey - it was a great drive ;)

my bridesmaid dress is back from alterations! isn't it lovely? i love the color and the's just perfect. gonna have to get a pair of spanx and tape myself in the top. we can't have any mishaps on the dance floor, you know.

one of my big accomplishments for the week was cleaning. i had been having trouble sleeping and i think it was due to the fact that my bedroom and bathroom had just gone awry. here's the before and after of my room:
all this to say, i had a bit of a setback on wednesday. i started feeling very sick and went straight to bed when i got home from work. on thursday morning, i felt like death but got up and went in to the office anyway. i lasted about 30 minutes before i couldn't take it anymore and was sent home by virtually everyone who saw me (i looked like something from the thriller video). i stayed in bed all day. we were supposed to all go lay by the pool after work and have some drinks in preparation for the long holiday weekend, but i was too sick to move. i ended up calling my mom to come pick me up and she took me to the doctor. i couldn't even sit up on the dr's bench, i just lay lifeless answering their questions. i had a 104 fever so they gave me some tylenol, swabbed my nose and throat, took blood and x-rayed my chest. then the dr came in and this is exactly how it went:

me: "well, doc, what's the verdict?"
doc: "ok laura, your mono test came back negative, as did your strep test. but, i'm sorry to say you do have the flu."
me: "swine?"
doc: "no, its just human."
me: "well i could have told you that before i walked in here."

then they have me a shot in my ass that hurt like a big dog. i'm not lying, it was so painful. i imagine that's what a vampire bite feels like, judging by how they are described in those books i love... except it was in my ass.

so i stayed at my parent's house all weekend and posted up in the living room. here is my little haven:
so sadly enough, i did not see any fireworks. i watched a few on tv before i had to run to the bathroom and puke up my dinner.

on friday, we all watched a good 2 hours of the dog whisperer and i decided that i was going to whisper our dogs. i did a little experiment with daisy and the treadmill. both days i was there, i put her on it for 5 minutes - she actually walked on it! it was amazing. cesar said that nervous aggressive dogs need to expend their excess energy in order to become more balanced. the funny thing is, daisy did better walking on the treadmill without the leash than when she was on it. she just trotted along without a care in the world - we were cracking up the whole time. boston wasn't having it, she would go stiff and just let the belt take her right off the back.

go daisy!

so here i sit, monday afternoon. just chillin on the couch. lucky i'm sick too, because bos got sick last night and i was up with her for most of it. i was sitting with her on the floor and then woke up this morning with bos in my arms...on the floor next to my bed. needless to say, we slept in a bit.

my to do list today:
- check my work email - done
- blog - yep
- start my new book, the time traveler's wife
- watch a couple flicks
- repeat.