holy moly, I haven’t posted since November?! for heaven's sake... let me try to summarize what's been going on. this wont be chronological...
most important news first: our JB is now a married man! (DUDE!! you're married!) I went to the wedding festivities last weekend is s. carolina, where it was a lovely 60something degrees and sunny and much more desirable than the 20something temperatures we've had in NY.
I saw: the Citadel, lots of palm trees, slave quarters on a plantation (though unfortunately I didn’t get to go inside), a Piggly Wiggly's, several young black women with tattoos on their wrists (is this a new trend?), the cooper river bridges, JB in a tux, the marketplace in downtown Charleston, way too many confederate flags, the cop who gave me a speeding ticket, Linda (a Gullah woman who gave me a great deal on a traditional handmade sweetgrass basket), the beach, some guy windsurfing, lauren & matt, Charleston nightlife, and a whole bunch of other stuff. And, best of all I saw JB's ears turn fire engine red when it came to the part in the ceremony where he had to kiss Larissa. How sweet! (I hope I won't have to hunt her down years from now...)
The reception was an entertaining affair held at a beach house. I didnt dance. No, I sat back and watched the show :P Afterwards I went with a couple of others to a nightlcub/bar where we made our own afterparty. LI & MI couldnt be pried out of bed to join us -- the bums.
My return flight was miserable but all in all I had a good time. I need to go back again and do all those walking/carriage tours I didn’t have time to do this time. My unofficial FH picked me up from the airport, and he came to the RIGHT airport this time (thank god) so that was cool.
In other news, the Kennedy's are new parents as of December. My new niece's name is Mikiya, which, I think, is a combination of her parent's names (Kisha and Michael).I was supposed to spend a weekend in TX with them but I just couldn’t make two trips happen back to back, so I've postponed. Maybe in the summer I'll go.
The apartment is still not done, seems like it will NEVER be done, and has me crying for it to be over already! We still have to paint and refinish the floor. nooooooooooooooo! make it stop! Also, the city is about to double my property taxes, which is probably a good way to turn me into a frothing-at-the-mouth rusty-knife-wielding psychopath right now.
Seltzer water is still my drink of choice and I could go on an on about it for days. That really has nothing to do with anything except that I'm sipping some as I type this :P
Miss Janet got her car back, finally.
I cut off half my hair a few months ago. Alicia said it would grown in fuller if I did that. So I said fine, it's just hair, it'll grow back, right? She also said I need to quit waiting 4 years before I come back to her to trim my ends. So, that's that. I like the short look, actually. I wouldnt have had the balls to cut if she hadnt recommended it. Now, though, if the condition of my hair is any indication, I'm apparently stressed out or not getting enough vitamins. It gets dry, and that one spot always tells the tale.
I got my sister addicted to TURBO JAM! She used to look at me askance when I would get up and 5 in the morning to work out but now every time I look around she's made off with another one of my DVDs. Her yoga mat has taken up permanent residence in the living room... we're gonna have to talk about that...
My exercise routine is, at the moment, shot right to hell. I haven’t been doing much. There, I admit it. I'm blaming it on Halloween/Thanksgiving/Xmas/Kwanzaa/New Year's... yes, all of that. I've stalled. I need to get back into it before all my hard work becomes undone.
Also, I've been dating. I guess my pendulum is swinging back to the "back on the market" side. I haven't met anyone I'd want to pursue exclusively yet. If all else fails I have my backup plan: If I'm not married by 32 I'm going to give my unofficial FH a month's notice to get himself together and meet me at the far end of the aisle :P
My brother is either too busy to return my numerous phone calls and emails, or he's avoiding me. If the latter, I will be seriously pissed off. I haven’t seen my nieces in ages. People at work keep asking when I'm going to get new pictures of those girls (their pics are on my monitor and bulletin board).
My sister got her nose pierced, finally. She's been talking about it for months. Of course she wanted me to get one too, but I'm too old for that. Although I would probably look rather cute with a nose ring, the only other thing I MIGHT consider piercing now are my navel or ear lobes. I don’t think my dad has noticed the yet...
I've been looking for a place. It'd be lovely to live in my own place in a year. I saw a promising apartment but it didn’t go very far and I'm convinced it's because the realtor took offense to me asking if someone else could show me the apartment (she was going on vacation for a week and a half) and dragged her feet. So, don’t ever work with Nicole in the Foxtons NY office.
My immediate family is in good health, for which I'm thankful. My dad is FINALLY getting around to his doctor's appointments. I've never met a more hardheaded man in my life! My little brother is doing fine. Had lunch with him a couple times. I dont see him often enough.
After much cajoling I got FH to go with me to see an Alvin Ailey dance performance. He swears he's never going anywhere with me again but I know better. I think he secretly liked it :P Will start wearing him down from now to accompany me to a Dance Africa performance in May.
My iPod is broken. Well, it fell and now the computer cant communicate with it. So it's broken. I have to replace that and get a better cell phone. ugh.
anyhoo. more later. carry on!
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