The ‘Burgh! Part Two: Back to the Pitt

Last night I went to Target and ran into my friends Sarah and Michelle. Apparently Target is where all the cool ladies hang out on Fridays, we know what’s up. Sarah shared with me that she was sad I didn’t take any selfies during my trip. I’m sad too Sarah, I’m sad too. Sarah won’t like this post, there are no pictures of people. Just pictures of buildings. The architecture of downtown Pittsburgh is pretty amazing. Right next to a steel skyscraper you’ll find a gothic church with a hot dog restaurant in it.  The ‘Burgh was full of surprises and I can’t wait to go back and explore when there’s more time.

Friday night mister and I got lost with one of our friends in downtown. It took us over an hour to walk about 5 blocks because we couldn’t find our hotel. We may have walked past it a few times and we may or may not have been slightly intoxicated. On Saturday the groomsmen decided to get ready in our hotel room which meant I needed to vacate the premises for a few minutes. I retraced our drunken* walk from the night before and took pictures of everything. Here are some of my favorites.                                                                                                                *allegedly

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA^This was our hotel. The Omni William Penn. Gorgeous. ^

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA^There were 13 weddings at the hotel on Saturday including this traditional Indian one. I just happened to catch the grooms procession. So much joy and celebration. ^

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA^Best pedicure of the weekend goes to this horse. ^

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA^Across from the hotel was a park with this fountain. A peaceful spot in the middle of all the hub-bub.^

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA^Love the color and textures in this flower patch.^

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA^The old Allegheny County Prison was just blocks from our hotel. We actually walked around the entire thing on our adventure.^

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA^Fancy wording in Pittsburgh.^

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA^This gate was barely open so I snuck in. Little did I know that it was still the old prison…which was closed. Had to sweet talk a police officer to let me take some pictures. ^

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA^Sometimes playing the dumb tourist pays off. ^

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA^A good hair flip works too. ^

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA^The Pirates (Pittsburgh’s Baseball team) are actually pretty good this season. The  excitement was infectious. ^

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA^Did you know?^

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA^This is just a regular old door, no big deal.^

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA^This building reminded us of The Gargoyles movie. Remember that 80’s classic? ^

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Have a great Saturday!

GOOOOO DUCKS!!!

The ‘Burgh: Part One!

Have you seen the movie “Contagion” with Matt Damon and Gwenyth Paltrow? Where she cheats on her husband, gets on a plane then unleashes a massive worldwide pandemic that wipes out 2/3 of the population? Okay, so maybe it doesn’t happen like that exactly…but all those things do happen. It’s good, you should watch it, but go stock up on antibacterial gel and hand soap first. Trust me.

Why do I bring up that movie? Well because that happened to me! No, I didn’t cheat on my husband and unleash a worldwide pandemic. And no, mister and I did not get married (calm yourselves!). But I did get on a plane and I did get sick when I got home. CONTAGION!!

Last weekend mister and I took a little trip to Pittsburgh, PA to see one of our dearest friends get married. Mister was also in the wedding which was fun for me because that meant that I got to go to all the fun parties AND I got to see him all dressed up in a tux. Winner, winner chicken dinner!

This was our third and last wedding of the summer and as much fun as we had at all of them this one probably takes the cake (sorry, Sarah!). First of all the rehearsal dinner was at The National Aviary which is a bird zoo. A really awesome Bird Zoo! They even brought out a penguin to meet the couple during dinner. It was beyond awesome.

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^Toucans know how to pose.^

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^This is a Stellar’s Sea Eagle^

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA^I’m pretty sure he could eat Gypsy^

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA^Flamingos! I didn’t go through all the exhibits until after dark. I spent to much time with the…PENGUINS!!!^

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^No, those were the appetizers. Cute, right? ^

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^This was Simon and he was a total flirt!^

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA^I. LOVE. PENGUINS. But really, who doesn’t? ^

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^Just adorable^

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA^They even brought one out for the couple to meet.^

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^The couple- Joe and Mary. There is so much love between the two of them it’s inspiring.^

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA^They also brought out this guy, a one-eyed Bard Owl. I call him Winky. ^

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA^Obligatory family photo. That’s mister, me, his dad, mom and twin brother. Good looking family right!^

Even though we were only there for the weekend I feel like we saw a lot of stuff. Or at least my camera says we did. Tomorrow I’ll share some pics of the city that I took while walking around. Sidenote: I have 394 pictures of various buildings and 0 pictures of mister and I on this trip. I guess after this long you forget? I mean how does that even happen? I hope someone has one somewhere…and if so will you send it to me?

Case of the Mondays

We’ve all had those days right? Yesterday was one of those days. A straight up case of the Mondays.

Even though I woke up early, I still was late for work. I have no explanation.

I checked the wrong bank account and then sent mister on a wild goose chase for a deposit that was already in the account…the other account.

I had to stop by the store after work and picked up a few more things than I thought, then had to buy a bag because I forgot mine and I live in a town that has banned plastic bags at the grocery stores.

We took a walk around our neighborhood and Princess Gypsy decided to use the fancy neighbors pristinely manicured lawn as a bathroom. We of course, forgot a bag. Staying on theme as always.

And the most annoying….

I was about 3/4 through a new blog post and WordPress crashed. It was not this post, this is the replacement post.

Hopefully this was my monthly Case of the Monday’s. Here’s some pictures from the last few weeks:

 

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^ I cleaned/purged our bedroom and marked the time in Rum and Harry Potter. It was 2 1/2 Harry Potters, 2 Rum and Cokes.^

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^Gypsy clearly approved of the room when it was done.^

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^ More peeks of our wedding venue. I can’t wait for my friends and family to see this place! ^

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^ Part of the aisle, cute right? ^

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^ I started a new diet I’m changing the way I’m eating. This means massive food prep. ^

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^ I think these were my last berries of summer. Sad, sad, times. ^

IMG_1793^ This is what happens when I go to the farm for produce. I spend all our money on fresh vegetables. ^

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^ Cheat day!! Pizza no cheese, you’re jealous I know.^

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^More cleaning. This time we both tackled the house. Inside and out. Only took 5 hours, 1 1/2 pots of coffee and leftover pizza. ^

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^ I love this table! It’s at one of my favorite Eugene restaurants, Holy Cow, and dinner with Colleen is always a fun time. ^

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^ First outing of my new favorite vintage find. First girls night with Sarah, Michelle and Nicki. Fun times girls, fun times indeed. ^

Hopefully Tuesday will make Monday a drink and she’ll calm down a bit for next week.

All I know is I’m already having a case of the Fridays.

How am I livin’? How my phone sees my life.

I was contaminated this weekend, I accidentally devoured cautiously ate a roll with butter in it. I couldn’t help it, it was delicious. I knew as soon as I ate it and so did Mister, he just looked at me, shook his head and asked where the Epi-pen was. He has this look he gets in his eyes when he thinks he may get a chance to use an Epi-pen on me, it’s kind of scary. Luckily there was no need, I didn’t go into anaphylaxis,  so I just drank more wine and hoped for the best. This was Saturday, so Sunday I felt the worst of it. The low energy, the nausea and  headache, it was all there. Monday I felt the residual effects where my entire body hurts down to my joints and it’s uncomfortable to even move.

All from one little roll! My addiction to carbs overruled my common sense, that stupid delicious bread.

While glued to the couch Sunday I noticed that I have over 900 pictures on my phone, mostly of Gypsy of course.

Here are some from the last few weeks:

IMG_1710^These two were just trouble. Onyx belongs to our friends and we took care of him for a few days^

IMG_1713^She’s really not a morning person^

IMG_1715^I got to work here last Friday, go ahead, be jealous.^

IMG_1718^My first piece of Fiesta ware. It was on bonkers sale and I couldn’t say no. It’s turquoise for god’s sake.^

IMG_1723^We went to a wedding this weekend, it was beautiful^

IMG_1730^This is Felecia, she’s simply wonderful.^

IMG_1732^This is Sarah, we take goofy pictures.^

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^I love the #ABeautifulMess App.^

Speaking of A Beautiful Mess, I’ve decided to do their 30-Day-Self-Portrait-Challenge. Yes it’s narcissistic. No, I don’t really care (okay, I do a little. It’s pretty awkward actually).

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^1/30^

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^2/30 At least I can get creative with it.^

Okay, that’s it. No more pictures.

Enjoy your day!