Sunday, May 09, 2010

Where's the beef?

This weekend, T and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary. We got a room at the hotel where we married, and actually had time to use the amenities! Last time, we had to rush out, go home and get ready to go on a cruise. I remember scrubbing the bathtub the night before we left for our honeymoon.

This time, we hung out on Mill Ave, watched the Suns game and got 9 hours of sleep. We also laid by the pool, saw "Iron Man 2" and watched our new favorite series, "Breaking Bad." (Sidenote - that show is SO INTENSE and well-written. Highly recommend.)

Two interesting traditions: We drove several miles to buy a mini version of our wedding cake. When we got to the bakery, we were informed that they had sold out of ALL cakes thanks to Mother's Day. For some reason, this really bummed me out. I had waited until the last minute and it was my fault we didn't have a cake to eat on our first anniversary.I cried.

But it did set the stage for our second tradition: the hotel hamburger. Last year, as we prepared to leave the party and head up to the honeymoon suite, I leaned over to the banquet captain and begged him to send cake to our room because we were starving! He did us one better and sent a burger with fries. After a long day with little eating and lotsa stress, that burger was the most delicious thing we had ever tasted! Fast forward to this year...we had just arrived back to our room, and I was still sad. The night was on the verge of ruin. But we ordered the burger, and, lo and behold, it tasted just as delicious as it had last year. Not sure if it was the stress or just the fact that we got one tradition to work, but it totally saved the night.

I'd still like to get a little cake just to have a taste, but I'm thinking next year will be less about adhering to traditions, and more about doing what makes us happy.

Happy anniversary to my perfect match!

Sunday, May 02, 2010

The art of procrastination

I'm supposed to be writing a paper right now. It's about how the theories of organizational behavior are applied at Google, W.L. Gore and Whole Foods. Hey, wake up! I'm talking here!

I finished my second paragraph, so I'm celebrating by blogging. I wanted to introduce you to my new favorite guilty pleasure: I admit that I've been looking at it when I'm supposed to be doing any number of other things, including learning about forecasting in Statistics class.

I cannot get enough of this blog. I love what this couple has done to their house, and I am giddy thinking about how I could incorporate some of their ideas into mine. So far I plan to buy a chandelier for my little master bathroom and change up the colors in the guest bathroom. In that bathroom, the current color scheme is brown, black and maroon, which has never felt right to me.

Future projects include:
  • painting the kitchen cabinets back to white (sorry former owners, I can tell you recently painted them from white to this ugly brown/pink color)
  • adding ceiling lights to the hallway
  • painting a mural in our bedroom
  • buying a new desk/sewing table for the guest room
  • adding cabinets to the laundry room
  • buying a secretary's desk for the living room
OK so I just realized that I could have written another paragraph in the time it took to write this post. Guess it's back to the grind stone. Don't be surprised if I'm back in another 20 minutes to take a break.