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Disclaimer: I began this blogpost last Wednesday. So let's do a little time traveling and pretend it's 3/5...
So, Lent, we meet again. I've been giving a lot of thought into what I will be giving up this year in hopes of atoning for my sin from last year's Lent debacle; the sin being that of failing miserably at abstinence last year. Abstinence from meat, sheesh you people have the dirtiest minds! You may remember I attempted to become a vegetarian for 40 days, and you may also remember that I folded quicker than a laundry hamper. Admittedly, I did last longer than I thought I would, but it was disappointing nonetheless. It should also be said that I just re-read my Lent post from last year and could probably not feel any shittier than I do right now looking back. The short of it was the only other time in my life I've felt that lethargic and irritable was when Scandal when on a Winter hiatus. I don't consider myself a quitter from last year because I quickly realized how unhealthy it was for me personally to go vegetarian. You can read all about my penitence here, but I mean really, who wants to dwell on that past? Moving on....
So it's so far so good, guys. Wish me luck! And now for some other random things I've been meaning to mention:
Other Random Things I've Been Meaning to Mention:
Billy Joel: My parents are amazing and took my whole family to a Billy Joel concert at MSG in January. It was transcendent, words cannot do that egg-headed pianoman justice. And seeing Billy Joel in concert was one of the items on my bucket list, so you can only imagine the enjoyment I received after being able to cross another item off yet another one of my checklists.
Swaying to Pianoman:
UNC Basketball Game: Not sure I ever got around to posting about this, but my family and I visited my little sister, Jess, at UNC and I saw my first UNC basketball game! I also got to see one of my favorite people in the world, the Bride to whom I will be a bridesmaid, my college roomie, Mariel! Not even the woman sitting behind us at the basketball game, who clearly moonlights as an opera singer and was belting "The National Anthem", or the incorrigible child sitting on the other side behind me and spilled soda all over my legs, were deterrents from the fun we had that weekend.
My Birthday Weekend: I posted about the all the wonderful advice I received for my 25th birthday, but I neglected to mention those wonderful people that made my birthday weekend so spectacular. Thank you to my amazing sisters, brother-in-law, and friends for taking me out to dinner (I'm especially sorry for all of the estrogen, Dave) and for breaking it down at the bar after. And thanks for having my back when that one ridiculously drunk girl told me she would, "Fuck my shit up" for laughing at her equally inebriated boyfriend when he, unknowingly, put his hand in a plant. I think it might have qualified as my first girl fight, but I obviously handled myself with nothing but class and poise, and laughed in her face telling her the threat would be slightly more credible if she could stand up straight. It was a great night all around. And thank you to my parents for bringing me into the world (obviously), continuing to put up with me for 25 years, for the totally rad new sunglasses, and for being the best people, parents, and role models a girl could ask for. And for all of the millions of things you willingly do for the 4 of us, believe me, they neither go unnoticed nor unappreciated, and we'd be nothing without you guys.
And thanks for a birthday afternoon of High Tea, Kate!
And perhaps the best moment of my birthday was this one:
This guy was so drunk he literally could not stand up on his own. Amazing.
And now, let's talk Oscars fashion:
Kate Hudson: Old Hollywood classic. Timeless. Well done, Andie Anderson.
Amy Adams: I am simply Enchanted. And quite honestly surprised. But hell, I'd let birds and forest animals dress me too if this is the work they can do.
Charlize Theron: If red carpet looks could kill, she'd steal this Game of Therons.
Lupita Nyong'o: Ugh, the color, I can't. She has the most beautiful skin tone I have ever seen and is the only person on the planet that could rock this Cinderella gown. Like, literally not even Cinderella could.
Guiliana Rancic: G could easily stand for ginormous head, but you have to give credit where it's due, she's making it work and here the only G I'm seeing is gorgeous in gray.
Naomi Watts: While I was a little upset she left her best accessory, Liev Schreiber, at home, she made up for it in equally flashy and swoon-worthy jewels and hair.
Kevin Spacey: Nailed it in navy. Knocked my House of Cards right over.
Matthew McConaughey: I don't know if it's the dapper hair, the crisp cream suit, or the wedding band, but I'd buy into his Dallas club.
Jared Leto's Hair: Yes, he looks like Jesus Christ. But admit it ladies, we'd all kill for luscious, highlighted locks like these.
Chrissy Teigen: Too much floral, not enough bra.
Anna Kendrick: This dress is like a mullet, all the party was in the back! I wish she took a page out of Kate Gosselin's book and tried on the reverse mullet, the back of the dress is entirely better than the front.
Penelope Cruz: "Baby you a song, you make me wanna roll my windows down, and Cruz...right out of this dress."
Jennifer Garner: Few people know this, but this dress was inspired by the lamp shade on my Grandma's end table. And she borrowed my Grandma's shoes as well.
And here are some of my latest 100 Happy Days pics:
Day 5: Big girl desk for my big girl job.
Day 6: Relax, it was before Lent started.
Day 7: Proof that money can certainly buy happiness.
Day 8: Again, relax, it was before Lent.
Day 8 was a good day.
Day 9: Commencing my much needed film education.
Day 10: The sun sets in suburbia.
Day 11: The happiest place after a long day.
Day 12: Everything tastes better in a mason jar. Especially coffee and especially caffeine.
Day 13: Happiness is when your ipod knows you better than anyone else.
Day 14: Boozy brunches with my best gals.
That's everything, folks! Great to catch up with all of you!
You are beautiful.