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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Black Out

New York City has no power
The milk is going sour
but to me it's not that scary
because I stay away from dairy

- Phoebe Buffay, Friends


Does anyone remember "The One with the Blackout" from Friends? That song was a little number Phoebe came up with while the gang was sitting around the apartment in the dark. Chandler gets stuck in an ATM vestibule with a Victoria Secret model. The gang goes in search of a lost cat, and Rachel meets an Italian guy, which upsets Ross. All more exciting then the Boston Blackout last week.

View from my window. In the middle of the city.



My Boston Blackout involved sitting around and finishing the 2nd book of the Hunger Games series. I was happy to be reading such an entertaining book, otherwise I probably would have been restless like Rob was. He went exploring twice, and I was convinced that leaving me alone meant that a serial killer was going to break into my apartment or looters were going to raid the place. He pointed out that the Apple store would probably be far more tempting to potential looters and that the deadbolt would keep any murderers out. He's a smart man.

It was creepy seeing the normally bustling neighborhood in near total darkness. Our living room is never really dark due to all the street lights that come in through the windows, so it was definitely weird to be stumbling around. We could see the flashes of police lights and hear the sirens wail. We were so close to the action but clueless as to what was happening. Facebook updates, texts from friends, and surfing the internet on our smartphones helped to clue us in, but I admit I felt a bit lost without the tv or my computer.

I suggested we play Scrabble (only board game we have), and Rob agreed...but on our phones. Sort of defeated the purpose of what I was going for. We got halfway through the game before deciding to conserve our batteries.


We were lucky enough to get power around 4am. I was unlucky enough to be startled awake by the bright lights and loud tv. Many places were out of power for days, and there are still generators on some streets and NStar vans all around the neighborhood. The outage definitely crippled Back Bay!

Anyway, the blackout is last week's news. This week's news? BEAUTIFUL spring weather! Let's hope it stays this way through the weekend!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Diamonds and Wine

It's March....commence freak out. There are less than 20 days until the wedding. Yikes!

Seriously, last week at this time, I was feeling good. Calm. I had the wedding in the bag.

This week? It's like it suddenly dawned on me that I have 10 million things to do in about 5 minutes. And no, I am not being overly dramatic.

We were able to check off one of the 10 million to-dos last night by going to get our wedding rings! The jeweler served me wine and let me try on all the diamond rings I wanted. It was a big win for me.

I mentioned that my engagement ring felt a little loose, so he took a look and he agreed that it was quite big. It's being resized, and we will pick it up with our bands next week. Which means I don't have my engagement ring at the moment! WEIRD! and sad...
Luckily, it's a quick turn around, and the future husband has all of next week off to run errands for me to relax. So he'll be able to pick up the rings as soon as they're ready. Yay! It's only been a few hours, but I miss my ring. I'm pretty sure that makes me lame, but I don't care.

This morning I set my alarm to squeeze in a pre-work workout. 6am came along. I saw it was 19 degrees out, and rolled over and went back to sleep. Gym fail. I'm hoping I will feel motivated after dance lessons this evening.

As a side note, I recently downloaded Mindy Kaling's book to listen to as I workout. I just have to say it's hilarious! I should probably treat it as a "gym only" benefit so it encourages me to go workout, but I've been listening to it on the way to work. I'm pretty sure commuters think I'm crazy as I'm laughing along on the train.

Next on the to-do list? Seating chart! This should be interesting. We had a surprisingly low number of "yes" responses for the wedding. (I think the secret is out that I'm a dork and people are worried it's contagious) In theory this should make the seating chart easier, but a lot of the groupings I'd already mapped out in my head, don't quite work anymore. Well, last night taught me that wine and sparkly things make any job more fun. I foresee a bottle of Riesling and a glitter pen in my future...