Thursday, September 27, 2007

It's Been A While

Oh, so much has happened!
First, the inlaws came. We visited Crystal Cove State Park in Laguna and I am looking forward for a chance to go back. We went on a great hike but didn't get down to the beach to check out the tide pools, which I'd like to do.
Next I went to see Justin Timberlake. WOW. A seriously awesome performer. I loved it. He is dreamy. Very, very hot.
Forgot to mention that O got engaged right before we left for the wedding in Indiana. She wants to get married in May or June. I hope it's June or later. We just booked our tickets to go to Mexico for another friend's wedding in April. O was also throwing the idea of Mexico around, but I think she's changed her mind and will have it in her home town.
Good TV is back tonight. Looking forward to Earl and The Office. Hoping that Grey's Anatomy will be good again, but not holding my breath on that one.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

The Guest Wore White

We went to a wedding this weekend in Indiana. The wedding was lovely despite some rain and I was standing by my table watching the guests enter the tent when a particular guest caught my eye. She was a young lady about the age of the bride and she was wearing a white dress. Not an off white dress, not a white dress with a print, but a pure white dress. Granted, it was not a full length dress, but it was white (did you get that it was white?) and it had the same fit as many simple, strapless wedding dresses do, except that it stopped right above or below the knee - I can't remember. B commented that he not only noticed that the woman was in white, but that the strapless, unstructured top did nothing for this rather large breasted woman's breasts. Of course he noticed that.
Anyway, I was shocked by this woman because when I was planning my wedding one of the first things that I learned - from theknot's wedding boards - was that NO ONE!!! but the bride wears white. Unless it's the mother of the bride or the mother of the groom or the bridesmaids and the bride has picked it out. You may say to yourself, "but that's silly and old fashioned!" Darcy Miller from Martha Stewart Weddings thought that too and look what happened to her!
I went around and gossiped about this girl to a few other ladies that I knew and they all agreed that it was odd that this woman was wearing white ("and after Labor Day!" one added). I would love to have had a discussion about it with the actual woman wearing the white dress, but I didn't know her and I wasn't drunk enough. I hope her intentions were not as evil as everyone decided they were.
Speaking of evil, while in Indiana, we were privy to the most racist conversation I have ever heard. We went out for dinner because B wanted ribs and ended up sitting next to two couples who regaled us with their extremely backwards views on Asians, African Americans and whoever else they felt like discussing. And they were not at all worried that they would offend anyone. I wish I had said something, but I wasn't sure how to handle it. If I was braver, I would have just stood up and said, "You are the most ignorant bunch of people that I have ever met and I can no longer sit here and listen to your hateful nonsense." While I was contemplating what to do, one of the men at the table got a phone call on his cell phone. After talking for a few seconds, he hung up and one of his companions asked him, "Who was that?" To which the man who had been on the phone responded, "Cletus."
Of course it was. We got out of that restaurant as soon as we could.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007


We went to Craft Los Angeles for B's birthday. We are big fans of Top Chef and were very interested in trying Craft when it came to LA. I was hoping that Tom Colicchio would be there last night, but he was not. That didn't put a damper on the evening at all, however, since the decor, service and food were all outstanding. As was the company. We had a really nice time.
The pacing of the dinner was great. It was one of those times when I felt that the restaurant was actually really happy to have us there and just wanted us to enjoy the meal. We never felt rushed and the very informed staff was happy to talk with us about the food and drinks they were serving. B was very happy with the evening, which made me happy. Thank you Craft!
It was a nice end to the three day weekend, which was unbearably hot. We went to S's house to escape the heat, since she has air conditioning. The heat finally broke and I was able to sleep last night. I still have sleep to catch up on from the blazing hot weekend, so I think I shall take a nap. Naps are a wonderful luxury!