Friday, September 23, 2011

Words_Fall Week

This week:

I've been officially Google Voiced (saved $18 on my plan so far).

Over dinner, Robbey asked me: "When do I start referring to you as a 'woman'?"

I watched Up All Night with Christine Applegate and Will Arnett and loved it! How do I get them to be my best friends?

I poured through some old blog entries from Xanga and hold everyone who read and encouraged my "humorous writing" entirely responsible for all my shameful, unfunny, ridiculous ghettospeak nonsense. I better not look back on these Blogger posts and retreat into a humiliating hole in the ground either, folks.

So grateful for the weekend and a Saturday to sleep in.

Happy Fall, ya'll.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Videos_Whiffle Me This

Robbey joined a whiffle ball league.
His walk out song?

My walk out song.

My walk out inspiration.

Speaking of walk outs, here is our wedding reception walk out inspiration.
(I think it's obvious that I'd be Kanye and Robbey would be Jay-Z.)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Words & Photos_High-Five Tuesday

1. Deeply encouraged and moved by this today, although the original hard copy version maintains the older language which, to me, is richer and more meaningful. Nonetheless, these words spoke to me:

The true expression of Christian character is not in good-doing, but in God-likeness. If the Spirit of God has transformed you within, you will exhibit divine characteristics in your life, not just good human characteristics. God’s life in us expresses itself as God’s life, not as human life trying to be godly. The secret of a Christian’s life is that the supernatural becomes natural in him as a result of the grace of God, and the experience of this becomes evident in the practical, everyday details of life, not in times of intimate fellowship with God. 

2. I follow a friend of a friend on Twitter who does who-knows-what in NYC. All I know is that she can tweet disgustingly amazing things like this: Jealous doesn't even begin to describe how I feel.

3. Robbey and I have started working on our wedding site (puke? I know) and I must say, it is really adorable. It also reaffirms one of the many reasons I love Robbey in the way he writes, both humorously and poetically, especially about the people he loves.

4. Excited for a Nashville wedding next week and being a part of Robbe reuniting with some of his closest friends. In other news, can someone find me a cute dress to wear, please? Marchesa?

5. Has anyone ever bought a wedding dress or know someone who has bought a used/preowned wedding dress online? If so, let a homegirl know, please!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Videos_Emmys Recap

Just in case you missed it.


Sally Draper, Mad Men

Most Adorable Tear Jerker of an Acceptance Speech: Melissa McCarthy

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Words_Ghetto Emmys

I came home to an occupied TV which means I had to watch the Emmys online... or so I thought. I thought the Emmys was streaming the entire show on their website but it really was all backstage coverage. It's like getting locked out of a VIP party and having to catch glimpses of it when someone comes in and out the door.

My only saving grace was comedian Michael Kosta who hosted all the backstage shenanigans (11 backstage cameras including the green room, a Thank You cam, main stage, press room, winner's room...etc.) and turned my frown upside down with his consistently incorrect celebrity identifications, butchering of celebrity names, his professed love for Friday Night Lights, and poking fun at not only all the actors but his colleagues (stage crew, producers, backstage directors).

 Here are some of my favorite highlights:

  • On the green room: "I love watching all the actors completely disregard each other." 
  • "There's a black person with a camera." 
  • "That was an opportunity for the crew to laugh but instead.... no one did anything. And now I feel awkward inside." 
  • "There's Sofia Vergara walking by and she's saying, 'I want to make love to you Michael.' Did you hear that? Can we rewind the tape?" 
  • "Turtle finally showed up proving that slow and steady wins the race. I'm sorry..." 
  • Peter Dinklage's speech to the Thank You cam: "This is heavy." (Referring to the Emmy.)
    Michael: "Peter Dinklage keeps it short as usual." 
  • "You can tell which camera is the Roaming Cam because you'll want to vomit everywhere." 
  • On Margo Martindale's Thank You cam speech: "Don't you want to ask her to make you some pecan pie?" 
  • "There's LL Cool J... oh sorry, that's the wrong camera. That's not LL Cool J, that's a white balding man; much different. We went from LL Cool J to LL Bean."
  • "These kind of sound like adult films: "Too Big To Fail", "Sherlock, A Study in Pink Masterpiece", "Mildred Pierce"... that doesn't sound too bad... and "Good Ol' Downtown Abbey". 
  • On watching Hugh Laurie in the Green Room: "Stars are just like us, I believe he just burped. We're getting some confirmation on that." 
  • "There's Amy Poehler. I sat next to her on a plane one time and she was very nice. Does she remember? Maybe mostly. She slept the whole time, but I tweeted 13 pictures of her sound asleep."
  • "I'm going to ask Pat (producer) to help me with identifying these actors. Pat just told me 'No one in the world knows who that guy is'; I'm sure that makes that guy's parents feel good."
  • "William J. Macy looks looks like a caveman managing a TGI Fridays."
  • "There's Gwenyth Paltrow and her brother. Is that not her brother? They kind of look alike. I don't think that's her brother. It's gonna be weird when they french kiss."
  • "I've slowly won our crowd over. Frank has fake laughed 60 times."
  • "This is Joel McHale and a shadowy figure."
I love you Michael Kosta but I vote for Josh Sorokach to host or co-host next year.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Words & Photos_Done-zo

We did it! After nearly a year of being engaged, Robbey and I finally had our engagement/save the date photos done by the lovely, ever patient, ever talented Misie; my dear friend, bridesmaid, and photographer extraordinaire. Can't wait to finally have some photos of Robbe and I together that aren't of me trying to pick his nose (but I can still do that, right).

Until then...

Friday, September 16, 2011


Scored free tickets to the Ravens/Steelers game this past week courtesy of my sister-in-law and her ridiculous hook-ups. Thank goodness Robbe is a Steelers fan; otherwise I'm not sure if I would have made it to the guest list. Whether or not you're a Ravens fan, this pre-game taps performance and unraveling of the American flag with a stadium of 70,000+ people chanting U-S-A was pretty amazing to say the least.

Happy Purple Friday!

Ravens vs. Steelers Pre-game - Taps from Kimi on Vimeo.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Words & Video_Happy! Surprise! Love!

Today was quite a day. I threw not one but two birthday surprises for Robbey, all prepared seconds beforehand.

Surprise #1
I'm in my kitchen. I send a text to Robbey: "What's your ETA?" His responds: "Five minutes." I continue to put dishes away when I hear my front door creak open. I immediately leap behind the kitchen counter and wait a few seconds. The moment I see Robbey's head come into view, I jump out from behind the counter and yell, "Surpriiiiiiise!" He's unusually calm for some reason but flashes a wide smile. Was he tipped off? But how could he have been...
"Are you surprised?" I ask.
"Yeah," he says, still cool as a cucumber.
"Well, I got you this--" I pointed to a half eaten chicken sandwich I had just heated in the microwave. "And this--" I picked up an almost empty cup of Dunkin' Donuts coffee. My eyes land on an almost empty bottle of Diet Coke. "And this, too!"
"Wow, thank you." He says flatly.
"I'm so glad I surprised you," I say. "I mean, I know your birthday's in May but I've been planning this for months now. I was so afraid last night that someone was going to say something and ruin it."
"I can't believe you pulled it off." He says.
"I just love you so much," I say.
He reaches for the Diet Coke bottle.
"Oh wait," I say.
"Can't I have this?" He asks.
"Actually... sorry," I say slowly. "That's my roommate's."

Surprise #2 (A half an hour later than Surprise #1)
Robbe takes a shower. I vacuum my room. I hear him turn the water off and open the door for air. I nearly close my door and turn off the lights, waiting expectantly for him to walk in.

This is what happened (skip to 0:11 seconds)

If you didn't know what love was, well, now you know.

Saturday, September 3, 2011