Wednesday, July 23, 2003

"I am a Lumberjack and I´m okay....."

Are there any television programs out that would mortify you if anyone knew you watched them? (My overly-male roommate in college was addicted to "I Love Lucy" but that is a whole different story....) I'm coming out of my TV closet because, well, I just don't really care what people think anymore. I heart me some lumberjacks! Maybe it's growing up in rural Michigan that did me in, but for some reason I find lumberjacks and Canadian Mounties extremely attractive. (I'll go into details about the mounty thing later.) This weekend they are having the Lumberjack World Championships in Hayward, Wisconsin. What I wouldn't give to see them live and in action. Oh well, I guess I'll have to stick my TV back in the closet and watch them on the Outdoor Life Network.

Did you know there are only two sports based on industry? Rodeo and Lumberjacks. Good to know, eh?

Wednesday, July 16, 2003

Bouquets and Waterloo

No dice on the bridesmaids dress. I guess I'll just have to wait until the end of the month when the one I ordered should be arriving. I showed my friend the bouquet I'm making for my wedding and she loved it! I was kind of worried that people would think I'm strange because it's not your normal bouquet. I was inspired by the artist at the website Sis Boom Collections. My mother and I both spotted her creations in a Country Living magazine and knew something similar would be perfect for me! Mine is strictly vintage "flower-shaped" jewelry that has been donated by friends and relatives. It's been fairly easy to make (so far) and I don't really feel like I'm stealing her ideas because I'm crediting her everytime and mine is going to be a lot different. When it's all done I'll try to post a picture here.

Tonight some girls from the I.T. department and I are going to see an Abba cover band called Waterloo. I can't wait! I love Abba, this is the closest to the real thing as I'm going to get and the tickets were free! Ya can't beat that with a stick! Oh, and my friend from work just ordered us tickets to Mamma Mia! for when it's coming back to Detroit in the fall. Wow, I'm having a very ABBA-esque type of week!

Thursday, July 10, 2003

Sure...they always say you can wear it again.

One of my bridesmaids is coming into town from Las Vegas tomorrow. This will be the only time I'll see her before the wedding in October. We plan on hitting some JCPenney's to see if we can find the elusive bridesmaids dress. I. Love. This. Dress. I hope it looks good on all of the girls and I hope it looks good in "purple wine". If not, it's good ol' basic black. I know it's not your typical bridesmaids dress but hey, I'm not your typical bride. I really wanted to find a classic style that was reasonably priced and capable of being worn again. Sure...they always say you can wear it again but I think you can with this dress.

I love the whole retro/vintage look if you can't tell.

Wednesday, July 09, 2003

Finding Balance

I finally found a magazine that I truly need. Balance Magazine calls itself "The magazine for getting and staying organized." *Sigh* If only I could. The funny thing is that I think their offices are right down the street from me! I ordered my subscription last week. Let's see how organized they are at getting me my first issue.

Tuesday, July 08, 2003

The Blues

I love the Blues. I have no idea why, but I absolutely love Blues music. Unfortunately I will not be able to make it to one of the best Blues festivals in the country this weekend, but here's a link if you want to check it out- The Kalamazoo Blues Festival.

Monday, July 07, 2003

It works! It really works!

Wow. I think this thing is finally working. You have no idea what ideas and comments have been flowing through my head for the past year or so that I haven't been able to blog about. Be prepared. Be very prepared.

Thanks to phatandy for helping re-set up this thing!