So…did anyone else notice that you can’t buy any Halloween costumes unless you add the word “hooker” to the end?  I couldn’t find anything that wasn’t revealing!  So…here we are.  Cuteness before the party 🙂







Costume Party

Pictures will be posted as soon as Noah is done being sick and is able to edit them.  We are definitely way cute.  If you’re on facebook, one picture was posted to my profile but…there are more coming that are WAY cute 🙂

But I just wanted to say…in the spirit of trying to save money and be better with money so that we can pay off debt, sell the house, buy a new house in the country and have kids…we paid off one of Noah’s student loans today AND our Express credit card.  But I have to admit that I did buy a sweatshirt at Target and a pair of shoes for work.  But they are cute.  And they were necessary.  So I’ve decided that while it may bore all of you, it’s necessary for me.  I’m going to start blogging my superfluous purchases.  Maybe that will help me cut down and save moola.  It’s worth a shot right?  Cuz’ … yeah … I am super excited (lame as that may be) to have a house in the country with Noah staying at home and having a kid.  So…Internets your assignment is to help me pay off debt!

birthday catch up

I’ve been having so much fun and eating so much food that I haven’t had a chance to blog!

We had a great birthday.  Really laid back and relaxed.  We went to the Renaissance Festival.  It was some expensive people watching, but boy was it worth it!  I actually had a great time.  Call me a dork if you want, but I definitely enjoyed it.  We also had dinner at our favorite sushi restaurant and splurged a bit.  My aunt took us out for dinner, my parents took us out one night, C and J took us out one night, and Noah’s parents cooked for us.  Lots of great food!

This Friday was our official birthday party though.  My goal was to puke and…it was tough, but I managed it.  And then I woke up hungover for the first time in my life.  Seriously.  It was not fun.  Apparently I am old.  And need to not drink like that anymore.  But good times were had by all.  If you on Facebook, you can see the whole album, but here are a few of my favorites:


I have lots of big ideas and lots of great things to share and mull over with you all but…I just don’t have time right now.  October is a crazy month for us.  And for some reason, when I sit down to share, it no longer feels right to share it.  So…for now…a meme. 

The Big Read reckons that the average adult has only read 6 of the top 100 books they’ve printed. Well let’s see.
1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicize those you intend to read.
3) Underline the books you LOVE.

1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
2. The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series – JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights
8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
11 Little Women – Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare – I started, and got through most of them, but I can’t say I read them all
15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien – I only read this series to make Noah happy.  I didn’t really enjoy the series or the movies…I know I know…only person alive who didn’t like it.
17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch – George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell  I loved this book.  Read it a million times!
22 The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House – Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy I read most of it and I loved it but towards the middle it gets a little slow and I never could get past a certain point.
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
33. Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis 
34. Emma – Jane Austen
35 Persuasion – Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis
37.The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini

38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne
41 Animal Farm – George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown – I started it but I just can’t get into it.
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney – John Irving
45 The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies – William Golding – Just bought his second novel, am hoping it’s as good as the first. Read this in high school
50 Atonement – Ian McEwan – but I really want to…i keep hoping Mim will send me her copy so I can borrow it.  Of course I realize there is a library down the street 🙂
51 Life of Pi – Yann Martel
52 Dune – Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz
57 A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
62 Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History – Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road – Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding – no interest
69 Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick – Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
72 Dracula – Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses – James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal – Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession – AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple – Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web – EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks
94 Watership Down – Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet – William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl – This is not one of my favorites of his books, but a favorite in general.  I think The Witches is my favorite of his books.
100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

So I guess it looks like I have some serious reading to do!

How about you?

The big 2 5

So…I’m taking tomorrow off because….

Saturday is my birthday!  Oh and it’s Noah’s too.  I will be 25 and he will be 27.  He feels like he’s getting old and I feel like my life/our lives are just beginning.  A lot of people feel this…funk around their 25th birthday but…I feel no such thing.  I have always loved my birthday and still do.  I love getting cards and well wishes.  I love the day being centered on me!  I get to pick the restaurant, I get presents, I get free drinks…what’s not to love?  So tomorrow I will be staying home from work, sleeping in, going to the bank and the DMV, and mostly just sittin around enjoying my dog, my book, and the internet.  So…Happy birthday to me and Noah and if you’re in the Columbus area or don’t mind coming to the Columbus area, we’re having a HUGE party on Oct. 17th so…please!  stop by!  email me or call if you need directions!

happy birthday to me…happy birthday to me…

p.s. the hedgehog is being super cute and nosey.  she just bit the remote control (which is as big, if not a little bigger, than she is) and dragged it towards her.  then she came over and licked my side belly that’s exposed while i type 🙂

p.p.s.  it’s grey’s, the office, AND csi tonight.  we’re watching the office in the bedroom and recording grey’s and csi.  thursdays are my favorite tv night!