Sunday, June 26, 2011

Weekend Bits and Pieces

1. First of all, and this is exciting I promise, I got my hair colored on Friday!  It is now a dark, dark brown similar to the color it was on my wedding day.  After it was done one of the sylists at the salon said something like, "wow, I had no idea that such a dark brown would look so good with your pale skin, and it looks more natural than your natural color." Pretty impressive, two insults in a single sentence.

2. On Saturday Robbie and I spent time with his brother and his brother's wife, Jessi (I talked about Jessi in this post).  They live around 50 minutes from us so we spend a fair amount of time with them when we can.  We watched some 30 Rock (duh), had a few drinks and talked about various things.  Rob's brother, Nick, took Cypress for a four-mile walk while we bought food for dinner.  We ended up making one of my favorite meals, "breaded" chicken stuffed with feta, garlic and spinach, paired with asparagus on the side. Lots of butter and oil and damn, it was yummy.

Yeah yeah, I ate most of it before remembering taking a picture. /gluttony
We also saw the movie "Super 8," which I rather liked.  It reminded me of a present-day "Goonies" though with a lot more swearing and carnage.

3. Today I went to lunch with the lovely Justine, my wedding photographer and good friend.  Every time I go to the big city of Portland I have to eat Chipotle.  I don't know about you guys, but I'm at least 87% convinced that food from Chipotle is some sort of delicious gift from the heavens, or at least contains some sort of extremely addictive narcotic. I could eat Chipotle day and night, and twice on Sunday, though only once this Sunday.  Anyway after eating some delicious Chipotle manna I met with an August wedding client.  Their wedding will be my first Jewish wedding as a photographer so I am pretty excited for the new experience (okay and also scared out of my mind that I'll do something wrong, but you know, it all comes with the "excited" package).

4. After all the other funnery from today Justine and I met up for a "Trash" the Dress shoot featuring me in my lovely wedding dress.  Because I love my wedding dress so much, I positively refused to trash it, so basically I just got some awesome pictures of me totally rocking the dress.  Here's a teaser picture!

Courtesy of Justine Johnson Photography
Awesome, right?! Somehow I look half-human in this picture and that, truly, is a feat. Thanks Justine!

5. Look at what I saw on the way home!

To answer your question, yes, I pulled over to take this. I'm not veering off the road in this picture, though that would make a better story.

5. I wanted to tell my Saturday gym story because I think it's hilarious. Saturday was my leg-exercising day but because I'm lazy said leg-exercising didn't include running, just squats, calf exercises, and lunges.  Anyway I was squatting away (ew) when a little 7- or 8-year-old girl came up to me, pointed to my 15-lb weights and asked "are those heavy?" to which I replied, "yes, very heavy," hoping she wouldn't grab one and fall over and break a limb and everyone would blame me.  Anyway this girl ended up chatting with me for a good 20 minutes. Call me subconciously lazy but I was too scared to start working out again because she was doing a lot of leaping and jumping around me and I didn't want to hurt her with freeweights.  Some of the gems from our conversation:

Me: What's your favorite subject in school?
Girl: Gym. I hate school.
Me: I LOVED school. I wish I was in school now.
Girl: Why on earth would you want to be in school?!
Me: Because when you work as an adult you don't get summers off! You have to spend all day inside working!
(way to crush dreams, right? I'm good at that)

Me: What do you want to be when you grow up?
Girl: A waitress. I was a waitress with my grandfather once and I was really good at it.

Girl: Are you married?
Me: Yep, my husband's here at the gym. His name is Rob.
Girl: Oh, is he the guy from Twilight?
Me: Yes, he does have the same name as Robert Pattinson...
Girl: (interrupts) No, is he actually the guy from Twilight?
Me: No, unfortunately, I did not marry Edward from Twilight.*

*Just kidding, I think it is actually quite fortunate that I did not marry Edward. What Bella sees in that pale sparkling douchebag I'll never know.

6. Rob and I are spending our Sunday watching a Nova special about dogs on Netflix. Yes, we're nerds, but let's face it...dogs are awesome.

What did you do this weekend?


  1. No, you're not crazy, Chipotle truly is the food of gods. Also, beautiful picture. You look so pretty!

  2. When I first read your conversation with the girl at the gym, somehow I missed the fact that she was a little girl, I was picturing an adult speaking to you that way and was thinking... wow do people have problems....

  3. We love chipotle so much we looked up their recipe online and now make it at home all the time. We did tonight, in fact!

  4. Your posts always make me laugh so hard.

    Your observations are so unexpected and hilarious! And don't take that as two insults in one comment - it's TWO COMPLIMENTS! ;)

    Adorable dress, by the bye.

    I'm glad you didn't marry the actor from Twilight too. Stupid blood sucking albino. ;)

  5. You look beautiful! Sounds like a yummy dinner that was made too, jealous.. I barely cook ha guess I better work on that. We saw super 8 this weekend too, those dang kids had me laughin' for sure.. :) hope you have a great night

  6. Your conversation sounds so cute! I wish I had the ability to talk to children normally... I just avoid them altogether :-/

  7. Don't you just love conversations with little ones! "Is he the guy from Twilight"...too cute!!! Oh and I love rainbows! :) Lovely blog!

    Liesl :)

  8. Sounds like you have had an eventful weekend! I cannot wait to see more pictures from your "Don't Trash the dress" shoot. LOL!

    We have a Chipotle here in The Woodlands and I have NEVER eaten at it. Maybe I'll have to try it one day!

  9. Hahahaha love those conversations with the little girl! Kids have a funny way of saying the greatest things and not even meaning to. Also, love that pic of you in your wedding dress! I would do the exact same thing, no way I'd trash mine either.

  10. Oh, backhanded compliments are the best. My mom is the queen of them, but I know she doesn't mean anything by it. Could you look any awesomer in your 'Don't Trash the Dress' photo? Um, no. Can't wait to see me!

  11. Hahaha that little girl was so funny. You should have said yes, my husband IS actually a vampire.

  12. Dogs ARE awesome, that show sounds sweet! And congrats you almost have 100 followers yay :) Your wedding dress is so cute! You totally rock that girl! And hey I'm SUPER pale too haha, but we will have good skin and no cancer since we don't fake en bake!!! :) Have a great day girl!

    Ashley Sloan

  13. I love love love your wedding dress too :) but I am glad to hear Super 8 was good, I have been waiting to hear what people say about it before seeing it myself! Glad you had a fantastic weekend!


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