31 05 2009

I’ve moved Red Letter Haze from .com to .org!

Pretty please update your blogrolls?


Babies on the brain

27 05 2009

I blame Discovery Health Channel.

Anytime there is a show about babies, I get sucked in. Case in point: my guilty pleasure to watch is “I didn’t know I was Pregnant”. I don’t know what it is about this show that captures my attention, because its basically the same story over and over again. Yet I find myself glued to the TV anytime it’s on.

Same goes for Birth Day and Deliver Me. As someone who has said repeatedly “I don’t want children” I’m addicted. Maybe its the growing part of me that says “I actually DO want to have a baby”.

I’m getting married in a year and I know for certain my future husband wants to have kids. I just can’t figure out how I will ever be ready for a baby. I can’t figure out how anyone ever is.

The other thing I notice in these shows is these new moms have a lot of help and support from family members. All of my family is in Pittsburgh, and Chris’ closest relatives are his elderly grandparents that live an hour away by train. If Chris & I remain in Chicago, we will be on our own raising a child.

I don’t normally get this personal about my relationship, but I was interested in hearing other peoples’ thoughts on the matter. Is anyone really ready for a child? I know a lot of couples don’t have the help/support of their family, so do you think that should be a deciding factor in having a child?

Penguins sweep the Hurricanes!

26 05 2009

stanley cup!

(yes, that’s the replica Stanley Cup that my brother & I crafted last season)

Looks like my prediction over at Gals’ Guide is slated to come true. I just hope this doesn’t affect my relationship with my Detroit supporting friends (ahem, Blagica & Jason).

I hope the Penguins go into this with the experience they gained from last year’s finals and bring the Stanley Cup back to where it belongs.

Weekend Recap: Memorial Day edition

26 05 2009

This weekend I did something I rarely do: I unplugged.

Okay, so I still had my iPhone on me, but I barely tweeted and hardly touched my computer. I took a break from the blogging world. I guess you could say I was enjoying the simpler things in life.

My cousin finally came to Chicago for a visit. I spent the weekend showing her around the city and spending time with friends. It was certainly a nice change from being glued to my phone/computer.

I’m returning to work tomorrow, so I’ll probably fall back into my routines but now I really want to set time away to unplug every week. Even if it’s just for a few hours.

Now I just have to work on getting Chris to do the same.

WTF wednesday take 2

20 05 2009

I’m at a loss for words on this one.

(I have no idea how I find this stuff.)


19 05 2009

I am 24.

Welcome to my mid-twenties (and official quarter life crisis).

NHL playoffs & the crazy weekend ahead.

13 05 2009
First thing’s first:

*does obligatory celebration dance!!!!*

The Pittsburgh Penguins are going to the Eastern Conference finals!!!!! The game just wrapped with the Pens dominating the Capitals 6-2. They didn’t even get a goal until the third period. Take that, Ovechkin!!

As I posted over at Gals’ Guide, I have a feeling we may have a repeat of last season’s Stanley Cup Finals: Pens Vs Red Wings. But there’s still one more series to be played. Tomorrow will decide who they will face-the Boston Bruins or the Carolina Hurricanes. My fingers are crossed for the Bruins.

In other exciting news:

Chris graduates this weekend!!!

I have to admit I’m a little nervous because this means our parents are meeting. For the first time. *gulp*

On top of that pressure, my parents and I are going to dinner with his parents, grandparents, and a few cousins. Being the savvy bride I am, I decided to take this opportunity to use our family dinner as our official engagement party. Besides, I can’t let Chris have all the attention all weekend, can I? Nope.

Especially since my birthday is in 5 days. (Yes that was a shameless plug)

Now that I think about it, I should really edit the title since the rest of the month for me is going to be pretty crazy.

So, do you have any crazy/exciting plans for the weekend?

**if you don’t, I HIGHLY suggest you go see Star Trek. You can thank me later.