Monday, April 13, 2009

Rain, rain, go away!

It's raining here again in Chicago, and it's looking like that's going to be the theme of the week! Rain tomorrow, sunny for a few days, then rain this weekend. FUN. Good thing my dad just found three umbrellas in the back of one of our cars.

I definitely had a good weekend! Saturday was spent wedding dress shopping with one of my friends from high school. We have different tastes in what we think is pretty, so I tried to judge what she liked and based my comments on that. I didn't want to insult her FAVORITE dress, but if I thought it didn't look great, I found a nice way to say it. Her mom and another one of our friends from high school came long too, so she could get a bunch of different opinions. I think this is her favorite so far:

That's the model from David's Bridal, not my friend! I'm not sure how I feel about the red on a wedding's not something I would do, but more power to you if that's what you want. The dress also comes in white-on-white, but of course they don't have a sample or pictures of it, so you'd have to order it to see if you liked it. That seems a bit troublesome for your wedding dress! There's another dress in the running, but I can't find a picture of it, and she's going to look at other stores as well. They haven't set a wedding date yet, so no pressure yet. After dress shopping, we headed back to her house and played Guitar Hero/Rock Band (which I am MISERABLE at) and then watched The Ten Commandments. Such. A. Long. Movie. Oh my goodness.

Sunday was Easter! We thought we would be crazy busy at work, but that wasn't the case! Lots of big parties, but with eight servers working, it really wasn't that busy. And people didn't tip well! It's Easter people, be nice! Oh well. We colored Easter eggs later that evening when my sister and her roommates came over. Since I like to relate everything to my love for Maryland (note my graduation cap in the header of the site), I had to make a Maryland egg! Here's how it turned out:

Not exactly a masterpiece, but it's hard to recreate a flag on an egg, especially when working with crayons. The cross-type thing should really be red and white, but let's not get too picky. Maybe tomorrow I'll post my Testudo pumpkin, which really was something special!

We followed egg decorating with Easter dinner, complete with ham, CHEESEY POTATOES!!, green beans, orange jello, and rolls. Oh, and of course pie! French Silk, naturally. Guess what I'm having for dessert the rest of the week??

So, fun weekend overall! I started this week off with an easy five mile run, luckily before the rain hit! It was a bit chilly and I knew the rain was coming, so I kept bargaining/pleading in my head. "Okay, PLEASE don't rain until the last two miles." "No no, last mile." "Okay, I could handle the last few minutes." Something must have worked because it only misted for about a minute, but started raining on my way to work! Good timing. The run was nothing too exciting, just a quick five.

Monday, April 13
5.08 miles in 40:43, avg pace of 8:01

Cubbies win!!! Home opener today, but I'm glad I wasn't there because baseball games in cold and rain are the epitome of misery. Not that I would know from experience or anything...


  1. Glad you had a good Easter!! Good job on timing the run perfectly with the rain! I've done that before, just pleading that it would hold off one more mile and literally started pouring when I got home to my driveway!

  2. I love the MD egg!!!! Can't wait to see the Testudo!!

  3. I LOVE that dress with the red, although I actually didn't wear white at all to my own wedding!

    Don't you just love a perfectly timed run?

  4. Nice job on the egg! And the run :)

    Glad the rain held out for you.

  5. Hey, fbook friend! ;-)

    I looooOOooOoOove French silk pie. It is seriously my favorite pie. (Apple pie, please!)

    Great job wishing the rain away! Aha.

  6. I'm not sure about the red either, although I LOVE how fluffy the dress is. I want a HUGE dress at my wedding lol!

  7. What's your secret for wishing the rain away? I might need some of that next Monday...say between 10am and 1pm...that would be nice...just in case, you know?! Haha. Glad you enjoyed your weekend!

    Funny thing: I went to college in Maryland too...just not the U of...but I always did support their basketball team because my school wasn't Div I. Just thought I'd share.

  8. Sounds like a nice weekend. You would think people would tip better around teh holidays! I loved looking at wedding dresses, not so much trying them on though! Luckily I found mine on the 6th try.

  9. i love the shape of the dress but like you i don't know about the red. i luuuuuuv wedding dresses! i want to wear mine again :)

  10. Haha wow that is a seriously impressive Easter egg. The Maryland flag is not an easy one to recreate!

  11. i went with a good girlfriend of mine dress shopping and she was choosing between 2. i basically said i didn't like one of them and of course she picked it. then, being subtle and well spoken, I said, "Why'd you pick THAT one??" (with disgust in my voice)
    Yeah, nice one, Sarah.
    at least she's still my friend and asked me to be in her wedding so now i only say nice things about the dress.

  12. It's hard to be neutral in situations like that. I've never been a fan of color on wedding dresses, but to each her own!