Monday, August 13, 2012

YES WE CAN....ehhhhh's been a while since my last post and I have so many fun events to share with you, dating all the way back from 4th of July to a wedding in Kentucky this weekend. However...something happened this evening that I must share. For the first time in my life, SOMEWHERE, I am a democrat. My grandfather is rolling over in his grave at this very moment.

Here is how it all went down.... I'm meeting Jeremy at Kobe steakhouse for a little hibachi date. How anyone was able to break my tunnel vision of fried rice and grilled shrimp, I have no idea. But, a couple decked out with fanny packs and clipboards approached me and asked me if I was registered to vote. (Funny--I had just said to Jer like 4 days before, that I needed to switch my registration to MO in time for the presidential election!) Perfect! Yes, I DO need to register to vote! So, they eagerly follow me up to the restaurant and finish the registration with the question...."Will you be voting for Obama???" Great...

Now...I am probably the least judgmental person when it comes to political views. You'll never really catch me in some political debate, or getting all heated over someone else's agenda...that's annoying. I feel as though my political position is exactly that.... mine. But for the record, I am republican and come from a rather large extended republican family.

So, I simply smiled and said, "Not sure yet..." and made my way into Kobe. I remember telling Jeremy that I bet I just got registered democrat without knowing (is that even allowed?) because they didn't ask me either way, but were obviously campaigning blue. Fast forward to tonight when my phone rings and it's a guy from the STL democratic something or other, thanking me for my registration! He asked me if I had any questions or needed help on my decision, to which I replied, "nope, I'm just fine." Then, he asked me if I didn't mind telling him who I was voting for. You see, I thought the whole point of this phone call was to get me to or make sure I was still voting for I gave the answer I thought would end the phone call immediately..."definitely Obama."

Then, he goes on to tell me about all these campaigning events where I can pass out water at churches and go door to door and wants to know if I'm interested in participating! I tell him I don't have a regular 9-5 job and If I decide I wanted to, I would call him (I couldn't hurt his feelings)! Here is the kicker... he read off my address and asked me if I still lived there. I mean...  am I going to get people showing up at my door with Obama signs to put in my yard?!?! Now I'm starting to wonder if I told the couple at Kobe that I was republican, if they would have even turned my form in! Good Lord.... things are about to get crazy urban up in here!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

I Might Be Single After This Post...

I have the best boyfriend and I love him so much... and he might hate me for sharing this. BUT... a moment captured in time just can't go to waste. Here he is dancing to none other than 69 Boyz, Daisy Dukes. Dis boy be so damn fineeeee <3

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Road Trip and a Louisville Restaurant Review

This past weekend, my mom, Jeremy, and I took a quick overnight trip to Louisville to say bye to my brother and sister-in-law, who are moving. It was Jeremy's first time to visit Kentucky and although it was quick and we will be back in August, I think we showed him a good time. This is how the trip started. Don't worry, he was lucky enough to wake up for Natalie Cole's greatest hits!

On Sunday, we went to brunch at such a wonderful place! I promise, if you live in Louisville or are visiting soon, it's a must go! It's called Village Anchor and you can visit their website here. I can honestly say it was one of the best dining experiences I've had. Sure, we sat on the patio and the weather was that helped. But, this place is just fantastic! The menu had traditional items with a unique twist, the service was great, and the decor of the place was so cool! They even bring your check to you tucked inside a romance novel. However, the portions are HUGE, so you can definitely share! Here are some drool-worthy pictures of our selections-- corn beef hash, monte cristo, red velvet pancakes, and french toast.

Thanks, Louisville, for a great 24 hours. We will be back soon! In the mean time... this is what we rode home with. Do you think he was trying to tell me he was ready to get out of the car?!

Friday, June 15, 2012

St. Louis... more like St. Foodis

It's no secret that St. Louis has this plethora of amazing food at your fingertips. I am constantly amazed by the pride this city takes in fabulous restaurants, local vendors, fresh ingredients, and overall variety. You could, without a doubt, get an amazing meal for every taste your palette desires.

There are certain things that are unique to STL, which I have embraced into my life without looking back. Hey now... I'm a girl who likes to conform to my new lifestyle, especially when good food is involved! Here are some of my favorites-- try not to drool on your keyboards.

Gooey Butter Cookies. Yup...exactly what it sounds like. Butter, sugar, yellow cake, butter, gooey-ness (that's an actual ingredient), more butter, topped with powdered sugar. The first time I had a GBC, I was at work and I promise I about fell out. The overwhelming excitement was like an episode of Maury when you find out you are NOT the father.

St. Louis style pizza. Thin, crispy crust, provel cheese, and your Italian grandmother's love hugging you with every bite. I'm having a hard time not dialing IMO's delivery as we speak....

Scotch Eggs. These aren't STL original, but I sure as hell haven't had them until I moved here. Let me break this shit down for you....
  1. Hard boiled egg
  2. Wrapped in sausage
  3. Breaded
  4. Deep fried
  5. Dipped in honey mustard
  6. ....try not to die.
So.... who wants to go to the gym???

Sunday, June 3, 2012

I'm a Movie Star!

So... I have the best boyfriend ever. I know what you're thinking, "look at this girl... she is obsessed with Jeremy and every blog post will be about how in loooooove they are." Not so... not EVERY post will be about how much he means to me. But this one... yes. I'm shouting it from the rooftops: Jeremy makes me happy :)

You see... I have this wacky dance that I do. Not sure where and when I choreographed such a gem of a routine, but it happened and I've been on the up and up ever since. Jeremy loves it. No, I'm kidding. He thinks it's the craziest dance ever and acts mortified when I try to bust my moves in public. He always asks me, "where did you learn that?!?!" Anyways, he turned the tables on me when we were at Epcot and he got the grand idea of making me cut-a-rug in all the countries around the world showcase. He said he was going to turn it into a video, and he delivered. Big time.

Of course this video will always mean something different/more to me that any of you, but I have yet to be able to watch it without crying. I'm pretty sure it's the song... or the time he took to make this... or that fact that he has turned me into a blubbering mess of a girlfriend. Enjoy!!!

P.S.--I have to add this as a link because it's not able to be found on a youtube search (Jeremy wasn't sure if I wanted this "put on blast") and I don't know how to add it on here otherwise. My boyfriend is the virtuoso de la internets....not me.

My Boogy Woogy

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Lazy Dog

I woke up this morning a lot earlier than I needed to. I had my alarm set for 7:45, but I was wide awake around 7:00. This may or may not be a result of falling asleep on the couch around 9:30 (due to the fried chicken coma Jeremy put me in, but I digress...). My rustling about prompted an 80 pound cuddle bug to hop in bed with me, so we laid there for a bit while I checked my email in between belly scratches. As we emerged from the bedroom, Henry's cousin Brinkley (who is a wee chocolate lab) excitedly jumped down from my sisters bed and joined us for the morning potty. Henry was for real still dragging at this point...only awake enough to go #1. On the other hand, Brinkley has taken care of all bodily business and is dropping the ball at my feet to play. Aunt Tara doesn't play fetch at 7:00am in my pajamas, sans bra....for which the neighbors are thankful. So we go back inside for breakfast, which Brinkley gobbled up quickly. Henry bypassed breakfast and has resumed this position....

Monday, May 21, 2012


I have completely renamed this week DISNEY WEEK. I started this Saturday at approximately 12:00 midnight, as we emerged into the longest four days of my life... I just can't wait!!!

So... to get Jeremy excited, I created a picture for him. He offered me a job as a designer, but the pay was sub par. Hellooooo...this is quality.