19 September 2006

Maaaannn.... Fuck yo' mama! Thank you very much!

Wedding countdown: 25 days

It's getting to the point where I'm seriously considering washing down my vitamins in the morning with champagne. Today I received an email from my mother asking if she thought she could get a hotel room for my brother for the wedding. You had how long to do this?

After slapping my father and mother on the wrist for not being able to get this crap organized between the two of them. And let's not get into the fact that my brother is 21...

This past weekend was filled with several wedding related activities, and two trips to one awesome adult beverage store. Loaded up with goodies for the coming weekends, so the bottle of Sophia will be lucky to make it to the lake.

I'm contemplating a new diet to lose some of this jiggly ass I have. Anyone want to eat nothing but fresh spinach (preferably bagged) with me? I figure this will accomplish 2 things. 1.) Weight loss through explosive diarrhea and 2.) Turn that 19 states into 20 featuring the travelling show, E-Coli!

In other self-improvement news, I've started a few new routines this week in preparation for the wedding, and hopefully in preparation for LIFE!

The first and most droolingly disgusting is I'm using Crest Whitestrips Premium this week in an attempt to have a blinding smile for the wedding (and beyond!) Because I have to wear the strips twice a day for 7 days, it requires me to keep my mouth shut (or else suffer Rob laughing at my lisp). This has caused me to get up a little earlier in the morning, and because I want to distract myself while doing so, I've started to do my hair. (ok, this only applied to this morning, but I hope to do it again tomorrow.)

I'm going to get it cut this week sometime hopefully. I don't know when I'm going to have the time, but dammit, I'll do my best to find some. I am in desprate need of losing about 3 inches of hair, as it's driving me batty.

I was supposed to start the next new routine item today, but upon discovering I didn't have my wallet, I had to go home on my lunch. New Routine item #2: Hit the gym on my lunch break. I'm gonig to start to pack my lunch (saves money!) and work out on my lunch break on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This will make it so I can work out 4 days a week instead of two. On Mondays and Wednesdays, I'm still bringing my lunch (saves money!) but I'm going to be studying and doing homework during that time. Even if this means shutting myself in the empty office downstairs to do so, I will do it! I will then hit the gym after work and before class.

And... because I'm going to be able to hit the gym more often, I'm going to start the Couch to 5K running program. I've kicked this idea around for a while, and have finally decided to get the balls up to do it. Part of my inspiration has come from Amber over at My Aim Is True. She started the program and just completed her first 5K this summer. I don't know if I'll be doing that anytime soon, but at least I can say that I could if I wanted.

She also has a bigger set of cajones than I do, because she runs outside... where people can see her. I just don't have the confidence to do that, but hopefully, I will soon.

In other news, I'm offically addicted to MAC's Pro Longwear Lipcolor. I currently own it in Totally Boss, but plan on purchasing other colors as soon as I can. This stuff lasts FOREVER! I love it!

I can't explain how much I'm looking forward to being pampered the day of and the days leading up to the wedding. Things are especially looking up since I have cancelled my inital hair and makeup appointments, because as I posted before, Agata will be doing my makeup. I have scheduled the hair with a different salon all together, because they will come to the hotel to do the hair, they'll be there at 9am. I don't have to leave my hotel room until it's time to head to the church! Heaven! Pamper me!

I've purchased cans of Sofia for the morning of the wedding, and am trying to think of what else we can have for breakfast to make the morning special. I want to live that morning like a freakin' rock star. Soak it up.

Anyhow, I suppose I should get back to work. These tickets are going to tear themselves apart.

I'm looking for suggestions on everything - from outfits for my weekend outing, to wedding day pampering, and anything else you can throw my way. Post 'em up.


Soniya said...

Sounds like you're a city on the grow! If you didn't realize that's a Simpsons quote then that just sounded really weird.

I've done the Couch to 5K before. It's really achievable. I ended up starting at Week 2 cuz Week 1 was too easy, and then having to do Week 5 twice...I think it just works diff. for different people. My legs are too damned short to do <10 minute miles I've decided...Erick can do that barely breaking a sweat but his legs are way longer. But you're tall too so maybe it'll be easier for you!

NerdyArtist said...

It's supposed to really be easy for everyone to do, especially since you repeat weeks as needed.

I have a bum knee and exercise enduced asthma. We'll see how I do.

I'm excited about getting started, tho.

queenlizzle said...

hello andrea!! i love talking about pampering stuff!

a spa pedicure for me is almost the ultimate pamper. a manicure is really nice too. a haircut feels good, especially if you go to an aveda salon and they give you an essential oil scalp massage first.

facials can be nice but also painful.

also i had lofty plans for the morning of my wedding but it turned into chaos instead. i wanted to have mimosas and fresh fruit but instead i dont remember eating and jehovahs witnesses came to my door. awesome.
you are clearly doing it up right but having everythign come to YOU in the hotel. this will greatly reduce the level of chaos.

NerdyArtist said...


I know you're staying at the same hotel as we are, so feel free to come up and hang out the morning of the wedding. We will have fruit, mimosas, and hopefully some goodies from the Chocolate Cafe in Champaign.

That goes for you too, Soniya. (and anyone else that reads this blog.)

Soniya, where are you staying for the wedding?