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update with pictures.

Updating with pictures a) I’m tired, b) I have tons of stuff to get done, and c) everyone likes pictures, probably much better than my rambling.

In no particular order:

Sara and I pretty much attacked Randy Price in order to get a picture with him. If you don’t live in Boston, you probably don’t know Randy, but he’s somewhat of a local celeb around here (or maybe just to us). He’s a news anchor over at channel 7 and was the host of the MSPCA Spirit of Kindness dinner we attended. He’s a huge animal lover and owns approximately 16 cocker spaniels. Not a lie. The event was completely awesome and anyone who knows me, knows how I feel about the MSPCA. And if you don’t, read my entry from last year. I can’t be getting all sentimental again.


A few nights earlier, Sara and I met a Conan O’Brien look-alike, who again, we attacked. After gawking at him all night, he finally walked by us and Sara jumped up and said, “I have a question! Has anyone….” and he exclaimed, “YES! ALL THE TIME!” and kindly agreed to a picture. What a good sport. Although, come on, if you don’t want people mistaking you for Conan, you wouldn’t have a hairstyle like that. Am I right?


Finally got my new Blackberry, which both excites me and makes me feel miserable. I resisted it for so long, until I realized my job/lifestyle is just not feasible without one. I hate being so dependent on my e-mail, but I have so many things going on and I can’t afford to miss e-mails throughout the day. And if I want to go out and enjoy a nice sunny afternoon, I still need to be easily reachable during the 9-5 hours. Now I can rest much easier. And um yes, I got a pink phone.

Another finally. I met Karen from Not Just Celery. I’ve been hearing about Karen from Sara for the past 3 years and seriously felt like I already met her because I’ve heard so much and am an avid reader of her blog. We had a fabulous Saturday night during which I was also asked to be the maid of honor in my sister’s wedding (another finally! I knew it was coming…but still) and got to check out the wedding venue and have an amazing dinner with the fam at Turner Fisheries.


Getting excited for my family reunion vacation now that I have a flight booked home. While I’d love to spend 7+ days in upstate New York, let’s be honest, if I don’t work, I don’t get paid. And Internet access is not exactly easy to come by on Lake Chautauqua (not to mention, I need a couple days away!). Also, I’m obsessed with Jet Blue and find flying alone to be really peaceful, especially after a nice poolside vacation where I plan on catching up on ridiculous amounts of reading, doing lots of writing, playing games with the relatives, and just spending some good quality time with them.

Am upset because I checked the schedule at the Chauatauqua Institute to see if anything good is going on when I’m there and I’m missing seeing two of my fave people ever. Michael Ruhlman is giving a talk the week after I’m gone and Jim Brickman is playing piano there in August. Nothing fun is happening while I’m there. But I’m still determined to spend some time there because I never went last year and it’s just a beautiful, rare place.

Today was the wedding shower of one of my oldest friends (as in person I’ve been friends with a long time) and the first out of us to get married. It was so much fun to get together with all the high school girls and made me realize (not that I ever forgot) how lucky I am to have such fabulous long-time friends. The September wedding will be a blast. I didn’t take pictures and no one has posted them yet, so this is a pictureless update.
Oh, and pilates is still going well too. Making lots of older friends (as in, old in age). No pics of that either because I’m not a total creep at the gym.

As usual, I ended up rambling anyway. Sigh. I’ll do some sort of real entry soon. For serious.

13 Responses to “update with pictures.”

  1. Renee Says:

    The Conan look alike picture? Hysterical.

  2. Peter Says:

    Hey, I recognize that first dude. (I have a whole mess of Boston channels on my satellite dish.)

    As for the “attacking,” I can’t speak for all men, but typically when two gorgeous blondes ask us for just about anything, we are usually pretty happy to oblige.

  3. transienttravels Says:

    You have a lot of updates (including a celeb sighting!) for an entry that was not real :)

  4. Scotty Says:

    because I’m not a total creep at the gym
    Hilarious :)

    I like your dress in the 1st pic.

    aaaannndddd, rambling posts are fun too.

  5. L Sass Says:

    I love the photos! You have been busy looking cute and having fun (and having very adorable electronics!)

  6. Katelin Says:

    the conan guy? yeah definitely a great look-a-like. that is awesome.

  7. Sara Says:

    conan and randy were so amazing! i emailed nbc about the conan pic but no response yet :(

  8. Karen Says:

    Thanks for the shout out! I had a blast with you guys!

  9. kimberlie Says:

    love the phone and Conan (in that order!)

  10. Jenn Says:

    Congrats on the new phone :)

  11. Trish Ryan Says:

    He DOES look like Conan. And you’re right…if he doesn’t want people to comment on it, he needs to get a buzz cut or grow it long like McDreamy.

    You guys looked quite fab at the MSPCA dinner!

  12. Julie Q Says:

    yes!! I heart Randy Price.. and i totally know what it means to attack someone and make them take a picture with you, i have no morals when it comes to picture taking. lol

    congrats on the MOH!

  13. Therapeutic Ramblings Says:

    I love meeting local celebs. I use to drink with Martin O’Malley, who was the Mayor of B’more and was in an Irish band….an odd combination to say the least.

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