Monday, May 31, 2010

And we have a winner!

Remember that super, fabulous giveaway I was hosting? Well it ended last night at midnight. So this morning, I got up bright and early and used to decide the winner. Congrats to Nicole from over at You Had Me At Hello. E-mail me your info and I'll send it out tomorrow! 

Don't be sad, if you didn't win. I picked up a few things on my travels and I'm feeling that another giveaway will be right around the corner. 

Other than the giveaway winner announcement. I've got some major news. Well... I don't know if you'd call it news but it's definitely something. You know that saying, "We make plans and God laughs"? Well I'm definitely feeing that phrase right now. I'm so mentally and physically exhausted right now from the constant travel over the past two weeks, that I'll have to tell the full story tomorrow. For now here's a picture of me enjoying New Mexico! I'm off to catch up on blogs. 

(At Tinker Town in Albuquerque)

Friday, May 28, 2010

Strike A Pose

Have you entered my giveaway? It ends this Sunday at midnight! If you haven't done so yet, you can do so here

this is a scheduled post (I'm in New Mexico without internet)
I've noticed a trend in my photos. Anytime I'm caught for an impromptu photo or I'm by myself, I've reverted to giving the thumbs up or having the mouth of the south. I don't know when it started or how it got started but it's thriving. As you can see the most recent thumbs up occurred on the plane ride back from California. 
However, here's an example of the thumbs up circa 2008...
The mouth of south. I think that actually started when I was in college. I would get in this sorority photos and would have to be happy/perky all the time and sometimes the fake smiles would just show up.
and yes I do realize what sign we're flashing it was 2005 cut a sister a break
Here's another prime example...

So my question is, do any of you have photos, where you tend to do a certain pose or facial expression? Surely I can't be the only one?! I know Amanda over at It's Blogworthy has mentioned her love of the jazz hands. 

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Final Vacation Recap, Theater Thursday & Hello New Mexico!

Today, is the day I leave for New Mexico. If you follow me on twitter @jmomiller, I'll be tweeting along the way! It's going to be a fun journey!

Anyways, here's the last recap of the trip. 
I'm sure with all the tweeting I did and yesterday's post that you've had it with me and LA. On the 3rd day, we decided to head to the Santa Monica Pier. I got to put my feet into the Pacific Ocean and it was so much fun. I also had a great time hanging out on the pier. They have these carnival like rides and we ended up riding the ferris wheel. I also scored a really good corn dog and even saw a sea otter. 
Once we left the pier we headed back to Hollywood. We went to the wax museum, toured the inside of the Kodak Theater, did some more vintage shopping and even went to a concert at Ameoba Records. Where I bought way too many dvd's to add to my collection. We also at at In & Out Burger. People let me tell you, if you've never ate at this place, you're missing out in life. It's SO good! I want/need more!!!

On the 4th day, our group split up. Half the group went to meet a 1960's/70's movie star named Kitten, who they're friends with. Since I didn't know her and the lunch was at her home, I decided it would be best if I didn't go because I didn't want to intrude. While they were eating lunch with her, we hit up the La Brea Tar Pits, did a little shopping at Trader Joes and scored some more In & Out burgers! Sadly, the next morning we had to leave...
Normally, Thursday's are reserved for Theater Thursday. Seeing as how I've had so much stuff going on, I haven't really had time to pick a movie and write a post. Normally, I do not feature movies that are in the actual theater but are out on dvd. This week, I'm making the exception. This week's featured movie is none other than Sex and the City 2. 
I will definitely be in a theater tonight, in New Mexico watching this! I can't wait and I'm really hoping that Carrie doesn't cheat on big. Also... is Smith Jerad in this one? I'm hoping so! Who's going to go see it this weekend? 

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Vacation Recap!

I may have to break this up into 2 posts because we ended up doing a lot! So let's jump right in with days 1 and 2. 
The first night after we saw Evan, Ana and some other Dancing with the Stars folks, we watched the Stars on Ice show at the Staples Center. Here's a little clip of the ice skating: well blogger is being ridiculous so I'll have to edit this in later when it's working

After we left the Staples Center, we headed back to our hotel, which was the hotel Roosevelt. Since the famous Chinese Theater is right across the street, we decided to see some of the famous foot prints and walk along the hollywood stars. We also ended up hanging out by the pool till the wee hours of the morning. See slideshow...
The next morning, we had tons of things we wanted to see and do so we got started bright and early. First thing up, breakfast! We ate at a really great place over on Sunset called Swingers. It was amazing and if you're ever in the area, I highly recommend it. Then we went to the Warner Brothers Studio and also did the Paramount Tour. We got to tour the sets of Dr. Phil, The Doctors and Hung. I really recommend the Paramount tour over WB. We also went to the Griffith Observatory and the views of L.A. were breathtaking. The night views made me want to move there!
After that we did one of the bus tours where you tour the stars homes. We also stumbled upon a vintage clothing store. Let me tell you, I was in HEAVEN! I ended up buying so much there, I had to have it shipped home. I'll post about that stuff once it arrives. After that we headed out to dinner at Frank and Musso's which I thought was just ok. 

Here's a few of my photos from the first 2 days! Just scroll over the photo if you want to see the caption. 

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Back From La La Land

That's right folks, I'm back from Los Angeles. 
Now I know, a lot of you are expecting a full recap from my travels, but I just uploaded my 912 photos (not even kidding) so I need to go through them and decide which ones are post worthy. I promise, tomorrow will be a full trip re-cap but for right now I'll break down what the first day was like. 
A group of 5 of us went, so we had to get up at 5:30am to make it to the airport, get checked in and make sure we weren't going to miss the flight. So at 5:30am, a giant stretch, suv limo picked us up. I don't know who's idea it was to get the limo but none the less it was fun and we laughed the entire way there... well as much as you can laugh that early in the morning
My Friend Erin & I outside the limo
On the ride to the airport, we noticed how fogging it was starting to get. The longer we sat in the airport the foggier it became. We had a connection in Charlotte planned and we knew the timing was going to be tight. US Airways, boarded us and we were thanking the heavens above. We start to get all ready, the steward goes through the spiel and then they delay us. Then they decided to de-board us. Not good folks! We knew at this point we weren't going to make the connection. Literally 5 mins after what the time we would have needed to be in the air, they board us and get us out of there. 

We got to Charlotte, run to the gate, the plane just left. The next flight they had going out didn't get us to LAX until 4:49pm. bueno. If you don't remember me mentioning it? I was suppose to meet up with Evan Lysacek at 4:30pm. Yeah... that flight was not going to work. So I'm almost crying to the ticket counter lady and everyone in our group could see how sad I was becoming. Yet, there was, "nothing she could do". So they booked us on a flight going to Philadelphia. Yes, you read that correctly, they had us go from WV to NC to PA then to CA. Um... there are no words for how frustrated we were. Plus at this point, I figured I'd never see my checked luggage again. So we take the flight. Never again, will any of us ride on US Air. 

We got to LAX around 10 till 5pm. We decided that I should try to make it downtown to the staples center, we called earlier in the day to let him know what was going on and that we'd be late. Well at this point, dinner was out of the question, I missed his warm ups that I was going to get to watch and the way traffic was, I figured I was going to miss the performance. So at 7:30pm we were literally running into our seats at the Staples Center. We made the show! We even managed to check into the hotel and not die on the 101 freeway. 

At intermission, one of the handlers, came and gave us our little vip badges so we could go backstage. I was sooooo excited because earlier in the day I didn't think the meet up was going to end up working out. Well it happened. If you've ever been to a Stars on Ice concert or any concert for that matter, you know it's busy and chaotic. So while we were waiting on Evan we hung out with and saw some other celebs...which let me tell you was.... AWESOME! 

I saw Kate Gosslin, umm.... she's way thinner in person but was dressed like a street walker. No joke. I wouldn't have even wore what she had that night to a Halloween party. We also saw a ton of people from DWTS including Mark Ballis and Evan's partner Anna. Here, I'll let a few pictures do the talking. 
Evan's DWTS parter Anna

Evan & I
That's all for now, I'll be back tomorrow with the rest of the trip recap. Now I'm off to pack for New Mexico and catch up on my google reader! Hopefully I can get some commenting done. 

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Hello LA!

Just wanted to drop in! I'll be posting once I get back on Tuesday!

If you haven't done so, don't forget to enter my giveaway!!! The link can be found on my sidebar. 

Also I've been updating twitter with pictures from the trip non stop so if you'd like to see them just follow me over @jmomiller

Thursday, May 20, 2010

California & Theater Thursday

Today is the day! I am on my way to California! Cross your fingers for no delays or cancellations because we have plans tonight and there's no room in the schedule for sitting at the airports longer than expected. Don't forget to enter my giveaway if you haven't already!

Even though I'm on my way to California today... I couldn't let Theater Thursday go un-noticed!
This week's featured movie is, Police Academy!
Making it's debut in 1984 and under the leadership of a new lady mayor, the city is eliminating it's requirements for the entrance to the Police Academy. Which means everyone is applying and showing up for training including misfit Mahoney (Steve Guttenberg), rich girl Karen (Kim Cattrall) and even a florist named Moses (Bubba Smith). 
Not wanting the Academy to completely lose face one of the instructors, Lt. Harris makes it his mission to weed out the people he sees unfit to wear the uniform. Along the way, we get to see crazy schemes, friendships evolve and officers made. If you've never seen this movie, you must get it. It's a classic! I mean... they made 6 of them in the series, so you know the first has to have been good. 

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Friends & iphones

First of all have you entered my giveaway

Yesterday, I was able to meet up with my friend Miranda from Hangin Loose with the Tucci's. Thankfully, our crazy schedules allowed us to meet up for some early morning Starbucks. She's moving to Hawaii in mere days... lucky lady! I couldn't be anymore happier for you. We've been friends for a long time and I'm so glad to see you happy and getting everything you deserve out of life. I hope we'll get to see each other soon.

Now, with that said, today, marks the day that I am finally able to upgrade my current phone which is a Samsung Propel

to an iPhone without having to pay 3483498 dollars for the upgrade. So to iphone or not to iphone? That is the question. 

For months, I've been so excited for this but recently, I've began to wonder if I'll like it. A ton of my friends have one and most of my co-workers do as well. I think the only thing that's really stopping me from rushing to the store is the fact that it doesn't have a keypad with genuine keys there. I've always had that. 

I'm big on texting and I've seen how they look like an IM. Not gonna lie... not too impressed. I've also tried out the keyboard for texting and I found it very hard to use. People keep telling me I'll get use to it, but I don't know... I'm not convinced. 

What's really drawing me in though, is the apps. I've used a ton of them via friend's iphone and they are awesome! I could sit for hours just using the phone and going through different applications. 

So.... help me make the decision. Do you iphone? What do you hate or love about it the most? If you have one, what's your favorite application? 

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

What time is it? Giveaway time!

In honor of my 350th post and super fabulous vacation (that I leave for on Thursday), I'm hosting a giveaway! 
One lucky winner will win some of my favorite things which are the following:

  • 1 bottle of Mop-An all organic shampoo
  • 1 bottle of Mop- the all organic conditioner
  • A summer favorite-Word Find book
  • Dvd- French Kiss
  • "Keep Calm and Carry On" Pendant (I made mine into a keychain)
  • An all around lip favorite- Cherry chapstick
  • Favorite movie candy, a box of Bottlecaps
  • 1 bottle of Vanilla Cupcake body spray
  • 1 bottle of my favorite summer shade pink nail polish
  • A magnetic closure, note pad perfect for making "to-do" lists on

So how do you win this awesome box of goodies? Simple, there's a couple of ways:
1. Become a Follower or let me know that you already follow.
2. Follow me on twitter @jmomiller or let me know that you already follow.
3. Tweet about this giveaway and mention my twitter name in the tweet. 
4. Become a fan of Crazy Shenanigans on facebook or let me know that you already are.
5. Blog about this giveaway and then come back and leave a link to your post.

If you don't have your e-mail address anywhere on your blog, then leave it in one of the comments so I can notify you, if you're the winner! So there's 5 ways you can enter. Also everytime you tweet that's another entry!

Please, please, please leave SEPARATE comments for each entry. I'll be using to decide the winner and it's just much much easier that way. This giveaway ends on Sunday, May 30th, 2010 at 12:00pm est. The winner will be announced on the 31st. Good luck! 

Monday, May 17, 2010

The Clock is Ticking

This weekend felt like a whirl wind. It went by so fast, I feel like the clock is set on fast forward the time just keeps flying by!

Operation tan went strong over the weekend. I've went everyday and I've got 2 more day of it. I'm starting to see a little bit of a difference so at least it's something! If you're looking for a good product for outside tanning, try Banana Boat Tanning Oil. It's great! I use the yellow cap bottle and it shows results fast. 
Sunday was my last day at work! Now I've got the next 17 days to see and hang out with friends, go on vacation to California and head to New Mexico. I am SO excited for these next few weeks, it's going to be crazy busy for sure. Oh, have I mentioned that while I'm in California I'll be meeting up with and having dinner with someone super talented & famous?

Evan Lysacek, Olympic gold medalist and currently in the final 4 of Dancing with the Stars. The first night I get into Los Angeles we'll be having dinner together. SO SO SO excited. There will be major picture posting on twitter that night and then once here when I get home.

I've only got 2 more days to get everything packed and ready to go. Can I be honest? I don't have anything ready for vacation. There's stuff I still need to go pick up, clothes to be washed and folded, luggage to be brought out and tons more stuff. I really hope I can get it all done. I'm feeling the anxiety/stress level slowly rise as I get behind with my to-do list. 

While I'm gone, expect a few scheduled posts, including a giveaway! I haven't decided if I'm going to take my computer. I know the Roosevelt Hotel has internet in the rooms but I just don't know if I want the hassle of carrying it yet. Happy Monday! 

Friday, May 14, 2010

Four Subjects

Hair. Shoes. Shopping. Appearance
After days of talking about getting my hair done, finally here's a photo. It's from my phone and it was right as I was leaving the salon. I had it colored and long layers put in. Maybe one day I'll actually take a photo of the back. Haha!
Ok, let's talk shoes. Apparently the IT shoe of the season is a nude/tan high heel. Well I have a dress that I'm taking to wear while in California and that color shoe is what needs to be worn with it. For the last month and a half, I've looked every where for a pair. Every.Single.Store was SOLD OUT. I then went online and every online store was also sold out in my size. Boo! 

Finally this week, while I was out shopping with my friend Erica I found the most amazing pair. They were the last ones and being used as the display. I tried them on... they were half a size too big. So... we hit up one last store and by this point I was desperate. I told Erica, "If they have anything in the nude color, I'm taking them." Well my friends we walk in there and they have a tan pair of heels, on sale, on display and the last ones in my size. Not exactly what I was going for but they'll work. What do you think? 

I'm not completely in love with them but they're cute. Now I just need to buy a new beach towel, another bathing suit and pack for the trip! So much to do, so little time! I'm starting to stress a little bit! Thankfully, the day before we leave, I'm going to be able to hit up one of my favorite stores Forever 21 and hopefully find some great last minute tops to wear. 

Operation Tan is in full swing and after two days of tanning, getting a shade darker concealer and a new bronzer one of my co-workers committed that I was looking a little tanner. Well hallelujah! Maybe there's still hope! Maybe I won't be going to California looking like Casper after all. 4 more days of tanning to go...

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Theater Thursday

It's Thursday so that can only mean one thing. It's Theater Thursday
This week's featured movie is My Father the Hero
Premiering in 1994, My Father the Hero follows Nikki (Katherine Heigl) and Andre (Gerard Depardieu) on their father/daughter trip to the Bahamas. Nikki a 14 year old girl who's been living in NYC with her mother, hasn't seen her father for years. Andre wanting to reconnect to his daughter takes her on the trip hoping to reconnect. 

Once getting to the Nassau Nikki runs into a young, handsome 18 year old named Ben (Dalton James). Trying to win the affection and attention of Ben, Nikki lies to Ben and tells him that Andre is her older lover and not her father. Soon, the news spreads across the island and everyone at the resort is disgusted. Andre oblivious to Nikki's story can't understand why everyone is treating him poorly and being blatantly rude. 
Along the way, Nikki, Ben and Andre encounter crazy situations resulting in really funny scenes. If you've never seen this movie you've got to see it! This movie was one of my personal favorites growing up. Fun Fact: The hotel that is used in the movie is actually the One and Only Beach Club hotel in Nassau. The rooms go for about 800.oo a night. Also the entire soundtrack was done by the Baha Men (looooong before their who let the dogs out days).

Now here's the fun part. Have a movie you love that's out on dvd? Great! Post about it and then come back here to link up! Just click on the link and follow the instructions. 

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

My Brain has turned to mush...

First of all, thank you all so much for the well wishes and good luck comments on yesterdays election volunteering. When I arrived home last night, it was so sweet to see my inbox flooded with nice comments. Unfortunately my brain still feels like mush from seeing all those names yesterday, so it's a bullet post day!

-As for the job of being a poll clerk yesterday, it was fun but exhausting. I had to report to the polls by 5:30am. Since I'm a night person I didn't end up falling asleep until around 1am and with having to get up at 4:30am. I didn't even get 4 hours of sleep, then I had to work till 7:30pm. Basically, I worked for 14 hours on no sleep. The hardest part about it though was that the room was freezing! I was so cold and all I wanted to do was get warm or turn the heat on, but that's nothing new... I'm always cold. 

-Today, Operation Tan is in full force. I've only got 7, technically 6 more days to get a tan before heading to California. Ekk, I'm down to the wire. 

-Since my vacation is coming up, I thought of doing a giveaway. Then I noticed that my 350 post will happen very, very soon so that sealed the idea. Next week before I leave for vacation, I will be hosting a fabulous giveaway with tons of cute stuff in it. So make sure you check back! 

-Question: Have you ever done something that you weren't sure about and then worried the entire time what the outcome will be? I may or may not have made a decision and now I'm worried about what the outcome will be. Maybe I'll post about it tomorrow and ask for advice. Ekk. 

-And yes I know I promised all of you a picture of my new hair. Since I'm still laying in bed... it'll also have to wait till tomorrow. I did post one on twitter the other day @jmomiller
Don't worry, I'll return tomorrow and the bullets will not. 

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Election Day!

Today the primary election is being held in my home state. Since the age of 18, I have worked in every primary and general election and today is no different. This year I'm a poll clerk. Wish me good luck! Because I have to report to my assigned voting location at 5:30am and will be sitting in a chair (please let it be padded!) until 7:30pm 

Usually it's a lot of fun. I get to meet complete strangers and spend the day working with them. It's always interesting meeting new people and of course I usually end up seeing someone I know who comes in to vote. I'm also taking a book to read. I'd hate to be stuck there and have nothing to do if the turnout ends up being low. 

So if you live in a state that's having a primary Election today, don't forget to get out there and vote! 

Monday, May 10, 2010

Just Another Manic Monday!

This past weekend definitely had it's ups and downs. Let's talk about the ups! 
Friday I got to see one of my favorite people, Miss Miranda from over at Hangin Loose with the Tuccis.  We've known each other and been friends since I think like the 10th grade. We went to high school together, went on trips together, went to the same college and joined the same sorority. She's awesome and if you don't follow her blog, trust me... you should! She's been in town visiting before her, her husband and 1 year old son PCS to Hawaii at the end of the month. Check out this flashback photo of us, circa college
(maybe she was gearing up then for her hawaii days!)

Saturday after work I was able to soak up a little sun. I'm hoping that I won't scare all the Californians with my paleness. I'm determined to have the best tan possible and since we leave next week it may not be the greatest. For the next 9 days, I'm going to be working on my tan seriously hardcore! 

Sunday brought Mother's Day and since I think my Mom is amazing, I thought I'd share a photo of us together. She's always been there for me, works incredible hard and is my best friend. Love you Mom! 

(when we were at the S&P Museum)

I also got my cut and colored. I had long layers done and I really like how it turned out! Maybe I'll post a picture tomorrow! And... incase you forgot... single digits till California!! Woohoo!
Here's to another Manic Monday!

Friday, May 7, 2010

I'm SO excited!

Do any of you remember the Saved By The Bell episode where Jessie got addicted to the caffeine pills and started singing, "I'm so excited!" ? 
Well that's me today minus being addicted to the pills. 

If you hadn't noticed the little countdown clock in my sidebar, we're under the two week mark till vacation. Which makes me very, very excited! If you've ever been to California and have any suggestions on what to see and do please share them with me! 

Be on the look out, because there's only a two day gap when I come back that the countdown clock with change over to New Mexico!! And yes... I was the brilliant mind who thought a vacation was such a good idea to take before heading out to NM. HAHA! 

Also... I see a giveaway in this blogs future! 

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Theater Thursday

That's right guys and gals it's Thursday and that can only mean one thing here at Crazy Shenanigans. It's Theater Thursday! This week we're taking a look at We Are... Marshall
I have a personal love for this movie because it was filmed where I was born and raised. I also attended college at Marshall and spent 4 years on the fields of football twirling for the university. 
Made in 2006, We Are... Marshall is the true story of the tragic 1970 plane crash that killed the entire Marshall University football team, coaches, team boosters and crew. There were no survivors and a total of 75 people lost their lives. After the tragic loss and in the wake of the tragedy, the University President wanted to indefinitely suspend the football program. Due to the pleas of the community, students and few players who didn't make the flight, he reconsiders and hires Jack Lengyel (Matthew McConaughey) to head coach. 

Lengyel aided by Red Dawson (Matthew Fox) begins the re-building of the Marshall football team. Given special permission by the NCAA to allow freshmen to play varsity football ( a rule now abolished), the team becomes known as the "Young Thundering Herd." As the team gets closer and closer to their first game of the season many people begin to wonder if they'll be able to overcome the tragedy and begin to win again, others become concerned that the memory of those lost will be tarnished. 

I won't give the movie away, so you'll have to watch to find out what happens. However, if you're a history buff or know anything about Marshall football then you know what happened in that 1971 season. Again, if you've never seen this movie I urge you to see it. Plus if you look really closely in 2 scenes you'll see yours truly because I was a paid extra. 

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Country Roads Take Me Home

Recently, I've received a few new followers but more than likely some of my followers who have been around for awhile probably are not aware of this as well...I am a West Virginian.

I was born and raised in the state of West Virginia. Now before you go and make the stereotypical WV jokes... just stop right there! I have all of my teeth. I wear shoes. I'm not related to anyone I've ever dated. I have indoor plumbing. I do not live on a farm and no I do not have John Denver's song Country Roads on repeat. Now granted I'm sure there are a few people that fall into one if not more of those categories somewhere out in the world. 

The reason why I wanted to talk about West Virginia today is because I feel like it's often not given the respect that it deserves. Granted when a tragedy takes place in WV people are respectful, kind and show an outpouring of prayers. West Virginia is one of the most beautiful states in the nation. The people are kind, caring and compassionate. We host wonderful seasons for snowboarding, white water rafting, visiting the falls and hiking. When the leaves change it's as if you're looking at a painting. We are also home to many championship teams, athletes and celebrities. Just take a look:

(photos via google search wv)
Who wouldn't want to visit?!?
So the next time you think of making a joke or have something negative to say about this state remember all of the amazing things it holds. Oh, if you decide you want to visit remember, we're West Virginia... not west of Virginia :)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Dear So & So: The Reality Show Edition

Dear Dancing with the Stars, 
Why did you let Nicole on there? I mean really... she was a singer/performer in the Pussycat Doll group. They did nothing but lip sing and dance to the music. Hmm.... seems kinda unfair to the other contestants. 
Just saying... Team Pam

Dear Danielle of the Real Housewives of NJ, 
After witnessing your behavior on last nights season premiere, I have two suggestions for you. #1 You need to run, not walk, to the nearest therapist and start sessions 5 days a week indefinitely. #2 Who told you those hair extensions would be a good idea? They lied
Officially creeped out by you.

Dear Dina, Caroline, Teresa & Jacqueline, 
I have 2 words for all of you: restraining order. Get one because that woman is capable of anything. If I were one of you, I would sleep with one eye open and a bodyguard at my door.
Seek protection

Dear Castle, 
I love your show. You've found a new and funny way to bring back detective crime shows. Frankly I was tired of watching season 27 of svu on their 9th spin off show. 
You're a breath of fresh air

Dear Bachelorette, 
I can't wait for your return to the airways! Allie you better pick some hot eye candy because I need my summer shows to be HOT!
A little too excited

Monday, May 3, 2010

May! It's good to see you!

I don't know about all of you but I had a fabulous weekend! I ushered in the month of May with a great weekend filled with laughs, friends and of course crazy shenanigans. 

This weekend Kristin, one of my closest and long time friend came into town. We met in college and went through greek rush together (that's actually how we met). We've been friends ever since and through all of the years we've definitely been involved in some crazy times together. So when I found out she was coming into town I knew it was going to be a good weekend. And good it was... this is us at my favorite local restaurant Fat Pattys. (Sorry for the quality, it was taken with my cell phone & sorry for those of you seeing it twice since I posted it that night to twitter @jmomiller)
If you ever happen to get to WV, then you must go to Fat Patty's. Best food ever. I usually have their All-American Club which consists of turkey, bacon, ham, 2 different cheeses and all the toppings you can think of! Yum!
Saturday, sadly I had to work so the shenanigans were put on hold for 8 hours. However, while I was at work I had the most random thing happen. I came out of one of the office doors and a woman I'd never seen before stops me. At first I thought, she was just going to ask me some random question. She asks me, "Do you watch Young and the Restless?" I was taken back by the question because I figured it would be a work related question so I had to think what that even was. I quickly remembered it was a soap opera and told her, "No" and then asked, "Why?"

The lady goes, "You look exactly like Victoria Newman! The only difference is her hair." So what do I do? I had to go straight to my computer and look her up. It took me a second to find her because apparently that's the characters name on the show and not the womans real name. I'm not gonna lie...I was disappointed. I don't think we look anything alike. Do you see a resemblance? 
(photo found on google images Sarah Aldrich)
Anyways, back to the fun! So once I got off work we all headed to Coldstone because hello, who doesn't love some good ice cream on a hot day?!? Plus we did some shoe shopping. This is after we had enjoyed the sweet nectar of coldstone...
The 3rd person in this photo is our friend Erica (whom we also met in college and went through rush with, gotta love Phi Mu). I'm going to miss Erica because soon she's moving to Columbia, SC. She's headed down there this month to find an apartment and I actually might be making the road trip with her if I can swing it since I've got work, vacation and oh remember..NEW MEXICO bound! 

All in all it was a great weekend! This month is so full I can barely wait. I'm busting with excitement! I've got under two weeks of work left before all the fun begins. When I look at this months schedule of events I can't help but feel the whole spectrum of emotions! I can't wait for the new adventures!