Friday, May 31, 2013

Friday Five (v.1)

Hopping on the bandwagon for a Friday Five post. Only because my mind is buzzing in a million different directions right now, and this is the only way for me to make some sort of calm and collected post. Not to mention, there are several things I left out of Wednesday's Love List that NEED mentioning.

Friday 5 (Five)
1. Remi Max Lynn--How terrible am I for just now mentioning the introduction into this world of little Remi Max Lynn, the cutest premi ever known to man? Weighing in at a whopping 3 pounds, 15 ounces, 19-inches long (I'll let you figure out that height to weight ratio), he's a sure contender to steal the hearts of many, including his loving parents, some of my favorite/best Charlottesville friends, Stacy and Jesse Lynn. While I have yet to hold this little bundle of joy (and yes, this officially makes me Auntie Liz to more than just pups, seeing as Stacy is my "sister from another mister...and missus"), the pictures are more than enough for now.
Jesse and Remi
The radiant Stacy and Remi
True story: I was in Fairfax, VA on Sunday morning when I woke up to an 8am text saying that Stacy went into labor (at 32 weeks, 4 days!) at 2am that morning. You better believe I BOLTED into clothes, packed my bags, and headed back to Charlottesville. This girl has been my unpaid therapist (ha, not really, but she's a good listener/advice-giver) for as long as I've known her, and I will always be there for her too. So a big CONGRATULATIONS to the happy family! I love you all!

2. Fast and Furious 6-Go see it. If it's not on your weekend plans, it should be. Reasons? Um, do you really need any other than the fact that my boyfriend Dwayne is in it? Yeah, I don't need to throw a full name out there. In my dreams, we are on a first name basis.

But in all honesty, this was a great movie. It saw it having just seen Dwayne in Pain and Gain the weekend before, so I'm all set with my Rock fix. The storyline was great. The action was great. And most importantly, I didn't fall asleep or feel the urge to check my phone for time (although I did check it for other reasons once) every 10 minutes. That's a BIG plus in my book. I have the attention span of a dog surrounded by squirrels, birds, and bunnies all at the same time.

3. Crossing off "Firsts"-- I don't have any photographic evidence (I didn't want to be that girl surrounded by a bunch of macho guys), but I went to a shooting range for the first time ever on Saturday morning. This is something I've been wanting to do. I can't really explain why, other than I felt it was a testament to my badass-ery and most importantly, I do think that everyone should at least know how to fire a gun. I have a friend from the gym that teaches a defensive shooting class, and I've been contemplating enrolling in that. I like knowing that if I found myself in a life-threatening situation, I could defend myself. As of now, I could maybe outrun someone, but I doubt that's really going to save my life.

Jumping ships for a hot second, tonight I will also be crossing off another "first." Not sure if I should bring my hooker heels and my daddy issues with me, but it's my friend, Keith's, birthday weekend and a group of us are venturing down to Richmond to go to a strip club. I was asked if I wanted to join, and I think I said yes in a heartbeat. What exactly does that say about me? Ha! But since I'm in prep, I offered to be the DD. I hope this bunch knows that I expect free club sodas all night long. Complete with a lime wedge, please!

4. Unknown beauty-- I've had a few conversations with some (male) friends lately about my dating game or lack thereof. My blog is not really where I talk about this stuff, not at all. But to be honest, I'm the world's most terrible dater. I'm that girl that changes her outfit 10 times to find the perfect "not trying too hard, but need to look like I'm trying while also maintaining a sense of casualness" look. And I have a tendency to overthink everything. Throw in there that I'm currently in prep mode and dating is damn near impossible. So as I'm talking to my friends about this, one of them mentions that I don't really know how attractive I am (his words, not mine!) and that just makes me that much more attractive. That statement has stuck with me though. Why? Because it's true. I am very comparative in nature--with myself and with others. There's always something to improve. But it was a sweet compliment and I will eventually try to work on a better self-image.

5. Sunshine-- I need a beach. ASAP. I need to be out in a bikini soaking up some sun because it is so freaking nice out and I feel pretty pale. I need color. I thrive on warm weather. The only downside to all this sun is that the long days are throwing me off. It's still light out at 8pm? Hard to wind down by 10pm when my body and my mind are saying two different things. I can't wait until I can sleep in past 5:05am every morning. And yet, I do not wish prep to fly by that quickly...

And with that, I'm out. Off to see the orthopedist this morning--wish me luck! And don't forget to guess what I hinted at yesterday. Winner will be announced Sunday afternoon. If no one is correct, the care package will go to the best incorrect answer.

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