Tuesday, September 20, 2011

happy birthday, it's the emmys!

so the emmys are always on a sunday, but this year they were on my birthday! and my twenty-fifth birthday, to boot! someone knows me well.

did you watch?

while i was sad that friday night lights didn't win best drama, i was so happy for lead actor kyle chandler and writer jason katims! so much love for that show.

holy charlie sheen awkwardness! i was totally holding my breath the whole time he was talking. can you come back from crazytown? don't think so.

jane lynch was a good host. could have been funnier, but at least she wasn't mean funny. that's no fun. did you like her?

awesome opener-- loved the walking through tv sets, such a fun idea.

anything else i missed? i didn't take notes so that's all i remember.

on to the important stuff:

so much red this year, right? do you love it? i would be hesitant to match the red carpet, but i bet no one was looking at that with these ladies walking on it. stunning!

nina dobrev. i just love her and her show, the vampire diaries. totally teared up in the premiere. and i think she looks amazing. love her hair and the neckline of the dress. so glamorous!

sofia vergara. love the detailing on the dress, and it's such a beautiful color on her. not a fan of the jewelry, but who cares, right?

kate winslet. maybe my favorite. love everything about it.

lea michele. this one has an awesome back but i couldn't find a good picture of it.

kaley cuoco. i love the shoulder detail. and the shoes are so fun, don't you think? plus, her dad was her date! too cute.

heather morris. if you've been reading my awards post for a while, you know i love dresses like this. so romantic and flowy. and a beautiful color. just might have done the hair differently.

evan rachel wood. wow. this one is just a hair behind kate's for my favorite dress. it's so glittery! and i love the boatneck shape.

elisabeth moss. gorgeous detailing.

and the parks & rec girls:

rashida jones. great bodice, great shape.

amy poehler. so different, so fun!

aubrey plaza. i love the halter shape of this dress so much, but maybe in a different color. if you can't tell, the bodice has a ruffled detail on it. love it. and her hair and makeup look great.

emily blunt. just cause.

julia stiles. i love this color and the detailing of the bodice. and the neckline is so cool, but i would love it even more if she hiked it up a bit.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

that one time i went to disneyland.

i met a lot of amazing people when i went to college, especially my roommates. now that we're adults and living all over we don't see each other very often. i planned a quick reunion weekend with my roommate shannon to california and we had a great time.

here's the highlights:

missed my flight out. first time for everything.

almost missed my new flight at 6:30 AM. picture home alone style mad dash through the airport.
finally arrived at LAX. commence celebrity watch 2011.
quick trip to disneyland + secret trick for avoiding lines.
hit the favorites @ california adventure. tower of terror. soarin' over california.

+ new little mermaid ride. took you long enough, disneyland. ariel needed her own ride!
hopped over to disneyland. first stop, waffle cone on main street. classic disney.

pirates. space mountain. fireworks show. pictures. hey, where did the big letters go?

ordered room service for a late night dinner + took over an hour= free!

lunch at clementine's to see another roommate, whitney. [seriously, check out her amazing blog]

shopping on melrose & robertson. LA blocks are miles long. also the maps in lucky's shopping guide are not super accurate.
saw an actor in opening ceremony [crazy store!] still haven't figured out who. my skills are rusty.
LA temple randomly on the side of the road. photo op!

brentwood country mart. no jenn garner. saw creepy ethan from LOST instead. ate really good salted caramel ice cream.
dinner at Soi 7 downtown. amazing pad thai.
movie night. thanks katherine heigl and josh duhamel.

brunch at toast. i had banana chocolate chip pancakes, S had cinnamon walnut. so good. red velvet cupcake to go.
S drives home, work on monday.
reading and relaxing by the pool.

bones marathon.
quiet hotel dinner. way overpriced.

4 hours early to flight. much better. read most of this. ate pinkberry. quiet flight home. so relaxed.

it was short and sweet and i can't wait until roommate reunion 2012!

Friday, September 2, 2011

it's already september?!

wow, that summer went by fast and i clearly couldn't keep up with it all. vacations, school, applying for jobs, being a bridesmaid for the first time, new responsibilities at church, sheesh! well, i've missed the blog a lot and have so much to catch up on!