Come on over for some tea.
Let's catch up.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Oh, hello! I'm soo glad you stopped by. Come in, come in.

Can I get you anything? Some tea? Perhaps a cupcake?
Ok, just give me a second. Make yourself comfortable.

Here you go.
What was that? What's new with me? Hmmm...

Well, I'm absolutely thrilled about my new job. You see, I just got hired for my first bona fide counseling job. I interviewed for two mental health jobs and was offered both of them, but this organization just feels like a really good fit and a place I can really believe in. There are several things I'm excited about: a) I'll be counseling children - which is what I'm most passionate about, b) I can make my own hours and work as little or as much as I like, c) the pay is great and d) my future co-workers seem really, really cool.

Oh, I've also been working as a nanny a little part-time. I take care of two of the most adorable little guys you could ever meet. Jake is 19 months old and likes to talk about doggies and farts and eat noodles, otherwise known as noo-noos. (Needless to say, we have a lot in common.) His little brother's name is David and he's just a little over a week old. I immediately knew I would fit in with this family when in our interview the parents compared their toddler to Frank the Tank from Old School. (Um, hello... when do I start?) So, I'm really excited to have my first counseling job and still have time to hang out with Frank the Tank and family on the side.

Let me think... What else?

A family friend of mine, the one and only Rube, came into town last weekend. He grew up with my brother-in-law and has been in my life for about ten years now. Having him here felt a little like having family in town and that made me really happy. Jenner and I met up with Rube at Blush where we had a table and were ushered in like rock stars. Great club. Great music. Great time.

{image via Blush}

Rube is like having your very own Vince Vaughn.

Pretty. darn. fun.

Oh, I've been meaning to tell you... I am obsessed with the song and video for Cobra Starship's new song Good Girls Go Bad. I watch it over and over again. I adore Leighton Meester, who is featured on the song and in the video, and am always saying to Jenner, "I think I'm going to try and pull a Leighton look from the video." He's a sweet boy so he always confirms that, yes, I pulled it off. (Thanks, babe.) I am just in love with her hair and makeup. See for yourself.

Yesterday I went to the pool at the Hard Rock with my friend, Autumn Vegas.

Autumn is a lot of fun. {This is her "I'm on vacation" pose.} I'm so lucky to have met her, not only because I always have a great time in her presence, but because she's sort of my personal tour guide and Las Vegas welcome wagon. I like her so much that I'm almost willing to ignore the fact that the hat she's wearing belongs on Jon Gosselin. ;)

The pool was amazing and my drink was delicious. The drink, a Blue Ball, was invented a few years back by our bartender (who I later found out was from Seattle) and is said to be pretty famous. I can see why. It was to die for.

The best, and certainly most surreal, part of my trip to the Hard Rock was when I heard myself tell someone for the very first time,
"Oh, I live here."

Hey, I've been meaning to ask you something. What do you think about my hair? I've been trying out the whole headband look. I mostly like it, but can't seem to shake the feeling I look like a caricature of Jane Fonda circa her 80's aerobic videos.

I guess that's pretty much what's going on. Well, that and sometimes I'm so homesick I could cry myself to sleep..., but in these moments Jenner will get out of bed to go across the street and get me grape soda. Then, suddenly, I'm aware that even though I miss my family and my friends in a way that makes my heart ache, this is the happiest I've ever been.

Oh, no. You have to go? Well, I'm so glad you were able to stop by. It always makes me so happy to see you. Should we meet up tomorrow at your place? Great. I can't wait to hear all about what's been going on with you. Before you go, I wanted to send you home with a cupcake. I made it especially for you.

Thanks again. It was great having you. See you tomorrow!


  1. so good to catch up! thanks for the tea!

    i like the hair/headband look very much and that pool at the hard rock looks very fun. but i don't understand how your friend's hat belongs to Jon?

    AND congrats on the jobs, so exciting!

  2. yeah, i also want to hear the story behind the hat belonging to jon.

    that job sounds amazing!! so happy for you, sounds like a great opportunity!

  3. Hmm! Choc. cupcake? My fave! Thx!

    As far as the hat goes: I believe (if i'm not mistaken) that is a ed hardy hat and since he is going to be a "spokesperson" of sorts, or whatnot, that is why you said it? He's been wearing A LOT of ed hardy crap lately. NOT a good look. If i'm wrong, let me know.

    Your hair looks great, congrats on the job!, and glad to see you are enjoying yourself in Vegas! Thx for havin' me! It was fun!

  4. Cute post! Congrats on the new job, and looks like you're having a blast! Happy Friday!

  5. congrats on the new job! i'm so glad you're livin' it up and "you live there". hehe, i love that.

  6. Thanks for the updates. Your new job sounds amazing. Good for you girl!

  7. I'm so glad that everything is working out for in Vegas. You really seem SO happy.

    I'm a firm believer in wearing whatever makes you happy and feel good. Your hair is beautiful and so are you. Keep on rockin the headbands!

    check out my shop I have tons of them :)


  8. A few things...

    a) You're amazing, and that is that.

    b) Rube DOES look like Vince Vaughn. Kinda creepy and cool at the same time!

    c) Thanks for the cupcake. I had one yesterday AND today now. I blame you for my growing waistline.

  9. I would always love some tea... and 19 months old is the most adorable age ever! So happy you love your new job! And love the new headbands!

  10. Yay for the updates. I love the headband look!

  11. I am so happy that you are doing so look beautiful!!!

  12. thank you for having me over! I love tea and I especially love cupcakes. The headband is amazing, you are unbeweavable. Congrats on all the exciting things happening. I'm sorry I am dying and can't come on Sunday. I hope you forgive me...but we will make plans again, lover.

  13. Um, first off, congrats! Getting a job right now is so major! You're are obviously the smartest girl in the world. (That's what I told myself when I got one so it must be true for you too.)

    You are Jenner are so pretty. What a glam life!

    I've never been able to get into the whole headband craze but (and I swear I'm not just saying this) that is the cutest way I've seen one worn. I like.

    I wish had really come over for tea and cupcakes. That sounds fantastic.

    Oh, and Jon G. is vomit.

  14. Boy does your life sound like a blast lady! Congrats on the fab job!

  15. That's so cool that you've found a job you really like! I love working with children as well (I teach english here in France).