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Garfield Minus Garfield

March 27, 2009

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Garfield Minus Garfield is a site dedicated to removing Garfield from the Garfield comic strips in order to reveal the existential angst of a certain young Mr. Jon Arbuckle. It is a journey deep into the mind of an isolated young man as he fights a losing battle against loneliness and depression in a quiet American suburb.”

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Made me laugh…really hard.

THE Dress

March 26, 2009

Last Saturday Jess, Lou Mandy and I went to Austin to shop for their bridesmaid dresses and pick up my dress. All I cared about was the color, everything else was up to them. They ended up choosing a beautiful cocktail-length dress that has a dark chocoloate sheer layer with a light layer underneath. It looks so great on both of them and I know the dress will match perfectly with the colors of the flowers.

I was so unbelievably excited to try on my dress again and take it home with me. The first time I tried it on I didn’t know that it was going to be my dress; so this was the first time for me to put it on and say, “this is the dress I will be married in.” It was such an amazing feeling!

Once I got home I put it on again to show dad (he approved); then once more before I left for College Station since I left the dress in Rogers. I can’t post any kind of pictures or information on here because Mark might read it and he doesn’t want to see my dress until I’m in it on the big day…I can’t wait!

Camping at Lake Tawakoni

March 26, 2009

Last week was spring break and our family went camping at Lake Tawakoni State Park just east of Dallas.  It was a fairly nice week, we arrived just after a good two days of rain so the bike trails were extra muddy, but everything dried out quickly once the sun came out.  The weather was perfect camping weather, cool at night and plenty warm enough for shorts during the day.  The only downer was that the burn ban was still on so we had to cook our meals over charcoal (our s’mores too).

I spent most of my time mountain biking, reading in the hammock, and playing washers; it was a much needed, relaxing break.

I also got to play with my dad’s Canon Rebel that we got him for Christmas….now I want one.

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Thank goodness we remembered to bring the washers along, otherwise we might have been bored out of our minds.  We brought two coffee cans, buried them in the ground; I think washers is best played this way (not using those wooden boxes).

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Bangs Are In

March 9, 2009

PS: I have bangs again for the first time since I grew them out in the fourth grade (12 years ago!).  I got my hair cut last Friday and I wanted to try something new; I was bored with my hair and needed a little change.  I love how it looks but I have to admit that it’s a little annoying since I can’t tuck the hair behind my ears…it makes playing tennis in the wind more difficult, as I found out today.

Engagement Photos

March 9, 2009

Mark and I had a little photo shoot with Emily on Saturday, it was a bit windy and cloudy but we still managed to take about 200 pictures.  First we ventured to downtown Bryan and took some around all the historic buildings and then went to campus and took a few more there.  While we were out we spotted two brides taking their bridal portraits…it must have been that kind of a day.  Pictures will be posted soon!

Designer’s Block

March 9, 2009

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This is me in studio…allow me to narrate:

“I wish my brilliant idea would hurry up and pop into my head, it’s getting late.”

“Life Cycle of a School?  psh…what does that even mean?”

“Glad I’m not doing the Salk Institute project…yeeesh.”