I’m not gonna lie, it took a Valium and some serious coaxing to get me to do this, but I did it for a friend and, hey, I actually like the photo of me that I posted above!
I posted about our Seattle trip, documented with iPhone photos, over at my photography blog…
To see more of our photos head over to the post on photography blog.
Last night I watched the new Star Trek with Coco, Aaron and Daren. I, of course, developed a huge crush on Spock. What!? He’s weird looking AND he’s smart and he’s an emotional rebel. :) Needless to say I got made fun of for this to no end by Coco and Aaron. And then today this conversation happened on gchat with Coco…
courtney: i wanna watch star trek now
me: oh NOW you wanna watch it!
courtney: haha not really
i just wanna see the hot guy again
you mean “guyS”
courtney: NOT SPOCK
So what, I’m a hopeless nerd who loves nerds.
We bought our tickets to Seattle last night and I’m super excited! Aaron and I will be going with our neighbor/amazing friend Coco. We call it our first “Finley-quist” family vacation. (Coco puts the “quist” in “Finley-quist.”)
I’ve never been to Seattle before, but a know a shit-ton of people who live there, including my “boss” — yes BOSS, I got an offbeat promotion — Ariel. And I’m super excited to see her again, but this time in her massively prego stage. The last (and first) time I saw her she had just begun her pregnancy and was barely showing.
The reason for our trip is this thing called the Glitter Sale. Apparently for two days in November, the Goodwill in Seattle puts out all their amazing glitzy and glamorous clothes, shoes and jewelry. Coco goes every year and gets some amazing formalwear to show-off at all her holiday parties. And these clothes are usually sparkly and amazing and all on the cheap, since it’s Goodwill. So, this year I shall accompany her and see what I can find. :)
Anyone who I know in the Seattle area is more than welcome to join us. I believe we shall be arriving early and camping out for the opening. I haven’t done that since… well, I’ve never done that. So it’ll be cool to have as much company as possible.
- Aaron and I went to Balboa Island just so we could be near the ocean for a little while. Needed a little beach therapy. Unfortunately the beach stunk like garbage so we cut our trip short. As we drove home through Newport Beach, I had the a feeling that my brother was nearby. I started looking at all the restaurants and bars that we drove by for him to be on the patio, but I didn’t see him. Then two blocks later I saw his car parked on the sidewalk.Turns out he had just moved to that Newport Beach neighborhood, and I had no idea until I mentioned this to my dad.
- Went to a Dodger game on Star Wars night with CoCo (my amazing neighbor) and Oliver (one of my longest and bestest frinds). Ollie and I went on a hunt for snacks and beer together, and as we were leaving our section and entered the throng of people in the hallway, I had a feeling that Oliver was going to run into someone he knew right then and there. But… it didn’t happen. So we got our pretzels, hotdogs and beer unimpeded. And I didn’t make mention of it, because who cares about things that didn’t happen, right?
Then the second time we went to get MORE beer, we stepped into the hallway and right then and there Oliver ran into someone he knew.
Also, on a side note, I was really disappointed by the lack of Star Wars on Star Wars night. So I just started substituting “Star Wars” instead of “Dodgers” any chance I got. “Here we go STAR WARS, here we go!”
- A couple days ago I came into ownership of a really cool houseplant. I won’t tell you how I came into ownership as it involves a little b&e, but I’d rather call it “adopting” than “stealing,” Aaaaaanyway. The problem is, I have no idea what this tree is!I wanted to know what I was getting myself into and how I could properly care for it, because it’s SUPER cool! But Googling things like “Dr Seuss tree” or “squiggly tree” brought me no good results. I thought about Twittering it, or blogging it, but I don’t have enough followers to hope for positive results.
On a slightly related note, I’ve been getting really into interior design mode lately. Been adding more and more interior design blogs to my Google Reader. And the night before I had found a new design blog called The Brick House to add to my design blogs. And the next morning the first post I see from that blog is this: Question. And the question just happened to be about identifying that exact kind of tree!
It’s a Dracaena Marginata. And I love when this kind of shit happens.
A year ago today (October 29th) Aaron was attacked by a tiger shark in Wailea Beach, Maui and survived! In honor of the attackiversary I decided to throw Aaron a party! My friend Coco and I made him a cake and invited a bunch of our friends over to celebrate.
As for the cake, we thought it would be funny to make one in the shape of a shark out of red velvet cake so that it would be like you were eating a shark. But that was too hard and so we ended up with this.
Then we had a fun shark attack photo shoot…
Then it was just drinks and hanging out with everyone taking a moment to enjoy the fact that Aaron didn’t die a year ago today. :)
HAPPY ATTACKIVERSARY TO MY DARLING HUSBAND!!!