Thursday, July 31, 2008

A story in pictures

..... is coming to visit me!

(I'm on the left, looking rather bloated, i think its just all the layers I had on; it was cold in Baltimore.. ridiculously hungover shopping. sitting in the Gap dressing room while others tried on clothes.. I didnt end up getting the sweater by the way..)

She's coming all the way from for the weekend very spur of the moment!! Tried to get her out of the DC bubble for good, but then she had to go and buy a house with her fiance.. geez.
We became friends at and our friendship grew as roommates in
the House. I talked about that glorious house once
before when my bestest got married just a couple weeks ago in the 'burg. Here's the link to my blog with a picture!!
So if you're in the city of the (Oaks), a good time will be had this weekend :)

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Add me???

Polos and Pearls?!?! Can I be added to your blog?

Less than a month...

I can't wait to get back to my little Kindergarteners. I'm so over retail. I have no filter; all my emotions show on my face. It's an awful habit and I wish I knew how to break it. A fellow blog friend mentioned on her blog how rude it is for someone to be on their cell phone when checking out. Not only is it horribly rude to the clerk and the other customers as it most likely will slow you down, but it's also rude to the person with whom you're talking to. I mean, can't this conversation wait 5 minutes until you're outside and good to go???

BUT, on a positive note, when I went home last week to my parents house for a day (yes, in Virginia, drove 4 hours there and back and yes, I'm still recovering), I brought back lots of fun things for the house. Lots of pictures for the walls (real adult in great frames kind of pictures) including my ridiculously pretentious diplomas. We go from my Highschool diploma, that is huge, bigger than my College dimploma. My Highschool dimploma has every teacher's signature on it, hence being so big. They believe that everyone at The Highschool contributes to your growth and education and eventually your graduation and they want all to be able to show their support. My College diploma is in Latin. Yep, all of it. There is a translation you are given so you can have a clue as to what all that is saying. I LOVE THEM.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

I'm back!

Back from a wonderful trip to the beach. I'll write more about that later, lot's of fun stories. One thing though that I love about the beach, is the salt water in my hair. Not only am I blonder (woop woop) but it feels so soft. It reminded me of a product I used to have:

John Frieda Blonde Ocean Waves. Did you ever use this!? I loved it!! I makes your hair that soft yet thick and flowy and wavy beach hair. I was almost sad I chopped off 6+ inches last week. I WANT TO GO BACK!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

1 more day!!!!

Have you ever been?

It's an experience unlike any other!! :)

Monday, July 14, 2008

2 more days of work

and then it's off to Carolina Beach!!!!

Heading down Thursday early and staying until as late as possible on Monday. Off to celebrate TWF's 25th birthday. CAN'T WAIT!!

Our favorite things about going to Carolina Beach:

bocce on the beach


drinking on the beach

being utterly lazy

getting tan

The north end and getting trucks stuck :)

and a lot more that I'll just have to leave up to your imagination

But for now, the roommate (I'll call her Curly) and I are going to watch the 2nd half of Gone With The Wind. Yesterday we came upon the fact that she has never seen it! NOR read the book. Well, anyone that knows me at all knows this movie and book are 2 of my favorite things ever. I'm just so happy to be sharing this with her on top of an excuse to watch it again. Even though I have a book already in progress (Into the Wild.. I'll let you know how it goes), I might have to take GWTW as my beach book :)

Has anyone read/seen the book/movie???? Did you not love it?!

Thursday, July 10, 2008


Today is Red and White Preppy's Birthday!!!!!  Yay!!

I was planning on going anyway,  I believe The Tams are playing tonight, but come to North Hills tonight to hear some great beach music and wish her a good one and dance the night away... or pop a squat and drink a beer..


Lazy afternoon...

These random days off during the week are worthless. I go into them with grand plans.  At the end of the day, I can rarely say I have been productive, though.  Tuesday, for example, I started watching a movie, baked some cookies, went to lunch with JHS, then went to a matinee.  Came back to CLJ and Steve-O's house where I'm dogsitting, played some guitar hero and went to bed.  Now today came. I SLEPT IN! I am ridiculously light sensitive when it comes to sleeping. So when I say I slept in, it was until 9am.  GO ME :)  I promptly got up, tended to the poor neglected dog (he was not pleased), ate some breakfast, and sat on their big comfy couch and watched tv.  They have direct tv and ever imaginable movie channel.  Totally unnecessary.  It is weird and cloudy, but when the sun started coming out I threw on some shorts, a bathing suit top, grabbed the pup and sat out on the backporch enjoying the sun.  After awhile I got my new book of the moment, "Into the Wild" (no, have not seen the movie) and decided not to do a thing.  Here I am, just finished watching the 2nd of the Queen Elizabeth movies (the first one was better), and trying to figure out what to do with the rest of the day. 

Part of me feels guilty for not doing something with these days.  But what are days off than exactly that. Time for yourself to do what you want not what you HAVE to.  So here are to lazy summer days. 

Know what I really want right now though??  Frozen thin mints... don't ask me why..  It's more, WHY NOT :)

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Your Preppy Name Is...

Whitlyn Taggart Carlisle the Fourth
But most people know you as Coco..

I found a link to this quiz at Monograms and Manicures.. Just couldn't resist :)

Hope you had a great 4th!!

Friday, July 4, 2008

It's the 4th of July!!!!!!!

Happy Freedom Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Off for an afternoon of beer, bourbon, ladder golf, kickball, hamburgers, smoked pork, and great friends. What could be more American?!

Beer, Freedom... America :)

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

I done been tagged... a LONG time ago

So Red and White Preppy tagged me a long long time ago and I'm just getting around to doing this. SO SORRY. I'm still getting used to my new summer schedule. Let me tell you, I do not like getting home at 6:20pm everyday. I liked my 4:15pm. I MISS SCHOOL!!! I MISS MY KIDDIES!!! I know I know, I'm enjoying summer and I know I'll miss my low key downtime, but I'm looking forward to next year!! Woop woop!!

I'll tag someone soon... but for now, enjoy learning a little about me :)

1. What were you doing ten years ago?-I was sweating my little (because it was back then) hiney off on the turf fields at UVA field hockey camp. Back in the day I was planning/hoping to play in college until I blew my knee. I am so grateful that I did...

2. What 5 things are on your to-do list for tomorrow? 1) Get to work early (just me and the boss lady) 2) Pay rent 3) Pick up Gabel to dogsit for the weekend!!! 4) Attend birthday drinks for teacher friend at Vivace 5) Prepare for the holiday weekend!!!! Happy 4th!

3. Snacks you enjoy? Monteray Jack Queso Dip!!! Doublestuff Oreos, house dressing and breadends; cherries!

4. Places you've lived? Sperryville, VA; Culpeper, VA; Alexandria, VA; Williamsburg, VA; Baltimore, MD; RALEIGH, NC!!!!

5. What are 5 things you would do if you were a billionaire?1) Pay off all loans and debt 2) Send my parents on a fabulous vacation, or buy them new cars, or something else fabulous 3) Donate school supplies and extra clothes to my school for my kids; because the smiles on their faces would more than pay me back 4) Visit Sweden and/or (umm, obviously AND) go on a cruise in the Mediterranean 5) Donate to St Jude Children's Hospital