Tuesday, August 6, 2013


Update for the week of 7/22 – 7/28 J

My big accomplishment last week was to decide on a new dog food for the pups.  It was a long and arduous process of struggling to find something that they would like.  Apparently, we had been feeding the dogs the equivalent of McDonalds, so naturally, when faced by healthy food, they rejected the very thought of it.  Just another way that my dog is exactly like me.  The other delightful part of this adventure was having the same argument with my Uncle a minimum of 10 times.  It went a little like this:

Me: I don’t want to feed the dogs Kirkland brand food.
Uncle Ray: Why not?
Me: Because I don’t have a Costco card, and I want to be able to buy the food we choose.
Uncle Ray: Just get a Costco Card.
Me: I’m not getting a Costco Card for the sole purpose of getting dog food when there are a thousand other brands of dog food available. 
Uncle Ray: One of us will buy it then.
Me: You live in Puerto Rico, Dawne’s moving to California, and I want to be able to buy food for my dog.
Uncle Ray: But they like the food.
Me: They like the other food just as well.
Uncle Ray: But it costs more.
And ultimately all “discussions” ended with me yelling
Rinse and Repeat.  How was your week?

On Friday, we had a team event.  We split the team into two different teams to choose the activity.  I was not on the team that got to decide last week – but I did advocate for the event of my choice until we were suddenly buying tickets to the Ferris Wheel.  It was a gorgeous day so when we got up into the Great Wheel it was no surprise to hear my co-worker Ryan say, “This is the sh*t Instagram was made for.” 

We followed it up with some ice cream and a trip to Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe (I had never been before.  My experience was of a store that had a lot of crazy things in it, smelled kind of weird and half way through I started feeling a little claustrophobic and had to make an exit.  Over all though, the day was amazing! I left the group at 4:30 to go to Dr. Rach’s church for the rehearsal.
When I was handed the reading, I noticed that one of the lines said, “to bed the Lord.”  I’m not an expert on the Bible, and obviously it’s good to be close with to God, but I thought I might ask the priest to make sure that it wasn’t supposed to be, “to BEG the Lord.”  Turns out, that was more appropriate.  J

The rehearsal dinner was lovely, and I enjoyed meeting a lot of Dr. Rach’s family.  Gin, as always was hilarious.   She has an amazing talent of always knowing when food is available, which is a really awesome person to have around. 

Rach’s Cousin: Hi, I’m Mike.
Me: Hi! Wait-a-minute.  Do you mean Mikey?  No-No’s favorite grandchild?
Mikey: Um, oh, yeah.  That might be me. 

Anders also had a nickname growing up.  All of his family calls him Andy, which almost makes me feel pretentious calling him Anders, but I can’t blame him.  Anders is a pretty awesome name.  When I got home from the Rehearsal Dinner, I had just enough time to watch another episode of “Orange is the New Black” with Matty.  It’s like a train wreck that I can’t look away from.  I told Maureen that I better not ever get into trouble because I don’t think I’d survive prison.  At first she agreed, but then she said, “Nah, I think you’d be fine actually.  I can imagine you in prison saying to everyone, “Let’s play this game or do this activity!” followed by, “Come on! What else are you going to!?” until everyone was having fun.”  I better start thinking of activities now.  :P

Got up early on Saturday to drive over to Dr. Rach’s for hair and makeup time with mimosa supplies in hand.  I am always so surprised at how good I can look when I have to two professionals to work on the transformation.  I had been answering all “How do you know Rachel?” questions with, “We lived together when she moved out here.”  Dr. Rach was more direct in saying, she’s related to my ex-boyfriend.  J That’s only kind of true. 

Dr. Rach made for a beautiful bride and Dr. and Dr. looked so incredibly happy!  The reception was super fun and I managed to get home in time to watch more OITNB and get to bed at a reasonable time.  (Oh! I tried 5 hour energy for the first time.  I didn’t feel a thing.  What does that say about me exactly?)

And on Sunday, I got to play with baby Juniper, Jen’s kid.  I can’t remember the last time I got to hang out with just one kid.  She was perfect, and bonus, when she took a nap, so did I.  J 

I hope you all had a great week and I’ll talk to you real soon!

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