Monday, August 31, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
And next up, we have my wonderful boyfriend, Bubba, who I absolutely adore! [I apologize in advance for anyone out there who doesn't like sappy stuff, because it's coming!] Bub turned the big 2-6 on Monday, and enjoyed a nice, relaxing day. Bubba truly is my best friend and it's hard for me to imagine my life without him. Everyday he makes me smile, and I love that! I hope you had a fantastic birthday, and I look forward to sharing many more with you.
(Bubba fishing off our pier, I bought him a fly fishing rod for his bday, so hopefully we'll be able to update this pic soon with one of him using his new gift!)
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
(The beautiful bride and her bridal party)
As emotional as I am sure I'll be come October 17th, it's all out of shear joy and happiness for Amanda. She's been there for me to share in traditions during basketball season in high school, to go to softball games around the county "checking out the merchandise", to be my shot partner at Brads and was always there for me when I was upset or confused and just needed to talk about all of the boys in my life. Amanda, you are one of my oldest and best friends, and I can't imagine my life without you! I am so excited about your wedding and know we're going to have a ball.
Monday, August 24, 2009
I've been a huge fan of the Steve Miller Band pretty much since birth, and this concert was surely one of the highlights of my summer. These guys were amazing, I mean, can you imagine your grandfather on stage singing, playing instruments and even dancing for about 3 hours? The songs sounded just as good live Friday night as the did 20-some years ago when they were recorded!
A special thanks to my madre who purchased our tickets months ago. The show was sold out and thanks to her we were able to go. Our large and fun group included my mom and dad, brother Tyler and his pretty girlfriend Allie, my uncle John and his wife Cathy (and let me just tell you that John was thoroughly 'in the zone' and reliving his youth), my hippy sister Marci, wonderful boyfriend Bubba and best friends, Bee, Adam and Kara!
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
- Dr. Lee: If you're lazy and don't want to work, don't take her class, but you will learn more of the in's and out's of advertising or media planning than you thought possible with her. Stay on her good side and she is more than helpful.
- Dr. Vatz: A communications studies professor, BUT I highly recommend his Persuasion class as an elective. This man is hilarious and definitely worth knowing.
- Garry Bolan: Ohhh, Garry Bolan! He can be somewhat of a pushover, but he knows his stuff, and a lot of people. His classes make you feel like you enjoy the major again while you're drowning in Media Planning or Research.
- Glenn Schorr: Last, but most certainly not least. I have to confess, I may have been slightly in love with Glenn, just ask my friend Erin, he is all I used to rave about. But he is an incredible teacher, especially considering he is an adjunct and your class is typically only once a week. He is down to earth, looks out for his students, wants you to understand the subject matter and makes it relateable, gets to know his students and their learning styles and has taught me so many valuable lessons.
I could go on and on about this man, but at the risk of sounding obsessed, I think I'll stop and just say, if you're a Mass Com. major and don't take one of his classes you are really missing out.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
When I first heard he would be tackling this all time favorite of mine, I couldn't contain my excitement. I jumped on the Internet to research and see if I could find any sneak peeks of the movie and Burton's take on the classic.
And from what I gather, here is how he will be telling the Lewis Carroll tales, "Alice in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found": Alice is now a 17 year-old, young lady who attends a party at a Victorian Estate and finds herself on the other end of a proposal in front of hundreds of ritzy, high society guests, so she flees. Running away, Alice follows a white rabbit into a hole and finds herself in a place she's visited 10 years prior, but can't remember, Wonderland.
Burton is sure to put a creative and Gothic spin on the traditional characters. With a release date planned for March 2010, I already have my calender marked and am patiently awaiting the premiere!
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Renee and her grandfather share a special dance
Friday, August 7, 2009
Wednesday evening, I had the pleasure of seeing Tinted Windows live at the Black Cat in D.C. To be honest, my sister is madly in love with Taylor Hanson and has been since, oh I don't know, 1996? So anyway, I agreed to accompany her to this concert to support her quest to meet him, and because I think the boy, excuse me, man (he has 4 children and is RIPPED, he is officially a man now in my book) can sing! Actually, I take that back, I know he can sing. This opinion is backed by a scientific experiment I performed at the concert. By plugging your ears, you can block out the instruments and can really hear the singer more clearly. Let's just say I have a feeling most singers rely on their bands to drown them out at live shows. This highly complex experiment proved to me that Tinted Widows was clearly the more vocally advanced as compared to the opening band, U.S. Royalty.
Monday, August 3, 2009
Here is just one of the things that makes me happy outside of my professional life:
After being in Ocean City for the weekend, I was welcomed home by these beautiful flowers and sweet note on my kitchen table from my Bubbles! ;)