Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
I have had one of the longest weeks of my life and it's not over yet. I had my first big event on Tuesday night and it was a total success, I am happy to report! We got a TON of media coverage, the entertainment was FANTASTIC and it was like 72 degrees the whole night.
So now it's Friday but feels like Thursday because I have to be at a shoot tomorrow morning at 5:30 a.m. and then back for a radio broadcast at 3 p.m. That will not stop me though from having somewhat of a Friday night though by meeting the girls at Lindo Michechan for some fideo, quesadilla and of course, a margarita or two.
Since this is just a mini update on ME, I decided to include a bonus by posting a really cute photo of Sir Gordon above.
Have a great weekend my friends!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
So, as previously mentioned, Lauren and I were out in Denver for Halloween. The Wiz had a party at her house and Lauren and I ended up playing a classic game of High/Low with Cookie Monster and Elmo (we went as Daisy and Donald Duck BTW), actually, let me explain that first...we had borrowed these costumes from Double L. These things are so large (and in-charge) that they required their own giant red SUITCASE. So as we were checking them in Vegas, Lauren said, "Wouldn't it be funny if the ducks didn't make it there?" Can you guess what happened next?
We arrive in Denver and get our suitcases but no ducks. There was another red suitcase that hadn't been picked up going round and round on the carousel so we assumed that the owner of that case had taken ours instead. So we took matters into our own hands, pulled the other red suitcase off and proceeded to call the woman whose number was listed on the baggage tag. As Lauren is leaving a message, I say "Tell her there are giant ducks inside" and I am dying laughing, which causes Lauren to start laughing and THEN come to find out, that lady just hadn't picked up her bag yet so we left that message for nothing. So we have to file a claim, etc. etc. and when the guy asks me if there are any unique contents inside, I die as I say, "Um yes, two giant duck costumes." They were delivered safe and sound that night to the house.
So, back to Cookie Monster and Elmo high/low face-off. I am HORRIBLE at this game. Seriously, if you're ever looking to get me plastered QUICK for whatever reason...pull out a deck of cards and challenge me to a game of high/low. For the life of me I could not guess higher or lower or red or black for HALF THE DECK. I took down a full pear cider in about 3 minutes and this was after I'd already been drinking. (and yes, I am getting somewhere with this story)...
Daisy and I had to escort one another to the bathroom to assist getting out of these duck costumes. So here we are, a few hours into the night, I unzip Lauren and go to lean against the wall. Now, you know how when you're drunk, you don't gently lean into anything, you fall into it, well come to find out, this wall that I went to lean against...was actually a shower curtain. So back I went, duck feet in the air, using my elbows to break my fall. And seriously, that duck butt saved my life, I would've done some major damage to my tailbone had it not be protected by feathers. So Lauren is trying to pull me out of the tub with her duck costume around her ankles, both of us are crying from laughter (and some pain on my part) as someone comes to open the door which sends us into even more laughter. Then having to come out and explain "what happened in there?" to everyone.
I couldn't bend my elbows for three days. I'm surprised I don't have a photo to post here to show you b/c that is totally something I would do (see my first crash post). But the elbows are healed and the duck costumes are safely back with their rightful owner.
I love Halloween.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
It's true...in just 24 hours, The Giz will become The Wiz. And I couldn't be happier for her.
Lauren and I were out in Denver for the long Halloween weekend (we made it long by taking off Friday). We had booked these tickets a month a half ago, before the little one planned on getting married. It was THAT quick and at first I was a little concerned (I tend to be a bit over-protective of my B.F.F.s) but after spending three full days and nights with them as a couple, I realized that it's THAT quick because it's THAT real.
Josh is Linzi and Linzi is Josh. Linzi and I have been friends for a long time and I have never seen her this happy. I thought only I could make her laugh like that :)
Now, the Wiz is getting married this Saturday in Red Rocks in a small ceremony and I will not be there. This breaks my heart. I had asked her if she had wanted Lauren and I to change our tickets to come out this weekend instead of last but she explained that what mattered to her was that we got to spend some quality time with them as a couple and really get to know who THEY are. And that we did...
We got in Thursday night and all went to have Mexican together and then went to this drive bar called Mozart's Lounge. Friday they had to go to work so Lauren and I spent the day in LoDo eating lunch, shopping, talking and drinking Starbucks (if you just added Big Buck Hunting in there, it would be all of our favorite things). Friday night was Halloween (more coverage to come later). Saturday we ate and shopped around. Saturday night we went to Rock Bottom downtown and then to a bar called Double Daughters where I proceeded to drink TWO drinks containing 17 different libatations. Sunday we met up with my dear cousin Andy and I got to meet Teagan, his little pug puppy.
The moments that meant the most were the times when it was just the four of us (Linzi, Josh, Lauren and I) driving around and listening to Kings of Leon and the times when we just sat in their backyard swinging on the hammock with a beer in hand. Just living their life with them.
And what a wonderful life it will be.
Those of you who know me know that I am a sucker for romance. I have been planning my big day in my head since age 5. I want to get married on the beach. I want 3 kids. And I can now add one more thing to that list...I want a man who looks at me the way Josh looks at Linzi.
So I toast...even though I cannot be there tomorrow, I will be there in spirit. And I will be there for the ceremony in the Fall and every step of the way up until that day and beyond.
Josh, I am so happy that you will be part of our little family. That is all I will say for now because I am saving the rest for my speech next year.
I love you, Giz Wiz...Congratulations!