Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Hello? Is it me you're looking for??

my oh my, 'tis been awhile since i have been on here! you know it's a bad sign, when you have to call up your co-blogger to remember your email password. i return to you with my head down, saddened by the fact it has been so long. don't think i wasn't thinking of you all the time...i was, i swear! lulu has made excellent attempts at keeping up with her blogging, and i'm sure she has gotten sick of saying, "last time i checked, it did not say 'a tale of ONE sister,'" to me. she has a point. 

see it all began around finals week dec '08. a few things happened....

1. all nighters were being pulled left and right to write about crazy things like the growing epidemic of malaria in zimbabwe, how people in kenya and mexico use the informal economy to combat their impoverishment, why pornography is ruining our male know, uplifting topics like that. (i never said i was having FUN without you!!) 

2. i met a man. and i loveeee him. case closed. i won't lie, i have been SWEPT off my feet (and subsequently away from my computer, tv [i'm 4 episodes behind on GG. now THAT is a travesty], and many of my guilty pleasures). seriously though,'s that feeling. the one you can't describe, because you'd sound like a rambling idiot so instead you go around saying, "i just have THAT feeling, you know???" well THAT is how i feel. pinch me. utterly and completely blessed. about a week ago i actually (i thought this only happened in movies) woke up in the middle of the night to make sure the completely perfect evening i had with him earlier wasn't just a dream. like i pathetically did that. and then told him the next day (WHO DOES THAT?!) and i'm telling you all now. no shame, charlie, no shame. 

3. and then i went on winter break for a month, and my best girlfriends came back into town. there was a lot of catching up, white wine, and laughter. during this time i also did a TINY bit of traveling, down to charlottesville for a blonde reunion and to north carolina for christmas.  it was soooo fun to be with them, and time flew by!!!!

anyway, the combo of these three things, particularly numbers 2 & 3, factored in majorly to my hiatus from TOTS HQ. right now i am in the process of writing a resume, applying for jobs, and starting my FINAL semester of college. i will try my best best best to blog with frequency!!! i have really missed this place, and you all! thanks for barring with lulu and i as we wrapped up 2008! here's to some seriously fabulous blogging in '09!!

visiting grae and brig and UVA!
the man, the myth, the legend
mom and dad, christmas in north carolina!!
new years with my lovely friends!!
lulu and I with mom :)

i'll close with a few CRITICAL things i've decided on in the past two months:

1. those "save the ta-tas" bumper stickers are just unnecessarily descriptive. of course i support breast cancer research, but 'ta-tas'? i mean really...that's just creating a slippery slope of synonyms that no one needs to be subjected to. 
2. gretchen has picked the LEAST hottest housewife's son to hook-up with. ryan? ryan??? not shane?? hell, that annoying michael would even sit better with me. ryan always looks like he smells something bad.
3. gingerSNAP lattes from starbucks have ruined my spirit. they just aren't as good as gingerBREAD lattes. don't get me wrong, i rose above it and continued to drink copious amounts, but it was tough. plus ordering a gingersnap always makes me feel awkward.
4. downloading stevie wonder's cover of "we can work it out" WILL change your life. you can thank lulu when you do. 
5. everyone should get into the show "dexter" on showtime. it has an amazing story line, and is completely addicting. its about a serial killer, who has trained himself to only kill other serial killers. a modern day vigilante? trust me it isn't AS morbid as it sounds. do i strike you as someone who likes dark things? lord, i hope not! 

anyway, i feel really good after writing this!! hope everyone had a great end to their 2008!!!



Mojito Maven said...

WELCOME BACK!!! And yayayayayayayay for meeting Mr. Wonderful!! That is so exciting!!!!!

P.S. you look BEAUTIFUL in your pics!!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Welcome back! Your pictures are amazing and your man is super cute! Plus, you and your sister are very beautiful women!

The Fabulous Life of a Southern Belle said...

the pictures are beautiful!

Kappa Prep said...

Happy you are back, but even happier you met someone!!! THRILLING! You and LuLu look so, so darling in your photos as does the parentals.

Abbi said...

welcome back! i felt so out of touch when i wasn't blogging! looks like you had a great time!

Life at the White House said...

yipeee! welcome back! missed you girls!

AND CONGRATULATIONS - your dream guy is a cutie! That's awesome that you are on cloud nine!

And, yes, Gretchen is crazy. Ryan? Ryan? Yuck. She made a fool of herself in a big way. Regardless, I still wish I was that good looking. Not in the cards!

Again, welcome back!

NINA said...

I squealed out loud when I read about Mr. Wonderful and you look fabulous in these pictures! So do you, Lulu!!! And, mom and dad too :-) Miss you girls! xoxo

K. said...

So glad you're back! You look beautiful in your pictures! And YAY for Mr. Dream Guy!

Rosemarie said...

Good to have you back! (Even though we never officially met! lol)

You look fabulous in your pictures and YES, you're man is gorgeous! Congratulations on 'THAT' feeling!

Danielle said...

Welcome back! Ok -- that's it. I am signing up for netflix now. I have been meaning to because I watched the first 3 episodes of Dexter and loved it. The time has come.

Kari Beth said...

welcome back! oh how i've missed thee! congrats on the man...i'm so happy for you!

Kate said...

So glad you are back and doing so well :)

Treasure Ann said...

Glad your back Charlie! :) I totaly understand about finals, and writing those papers. I had to do it at one lifetime. Handsame beau, you go girl. I see who you look like, you and your mom can go for sisters, Dad looks like he's a great man. I'm glad you had a great time for the holidays.

Tara Gibson said...

gorgeous pictures!