Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Birthday, GG, and Academy Awards, Oh my!

Ok, wow, so I don't know that I ever went a full week without a post. Let's see what I can fill everyone up on.

My birthday weekend was amazing. Saturday, I had organized a wine tour with 15 of my besties and it went so fabulously!! We went to three wineries in the Charlottesville area, and I couldn't have asked for a better time or weather. Everyone had an amazing time. My favorite part was how fluid the group was. I invited a lot of people from different walks of my life, and was a little concerned that people would be sticking to the 5 people they know, i.e. college friends all together, real life friends together, and those that only know me sticking with me. But the group all got along and everyone mingled with everyone. Everything went off without a hitch. We never got lost going to the vineyard. The van and my DD (an amazing coworker of mine) showed up on time, and we just had the best time. The Charlottesville area is so gorgeous. I do wish it had been a little later in the season, but I guess that's my mom's fault for having me in that weird time of year, not winter anymore, but not quite spring.

Here's some photos of the trip. You can see there's still snow on the mountains, even though it was around 60 degrees Saturday.

Sunday L and I went out for my actual birthday. We went to a relatively new restaurant down on the water front which has a gorgeous view of the sky line. The food was amazing there. I had the shrimp and grits while L had the stuffed shrimp. It was so romantic, the lights from the skyline twinkling off the river. Things are still going really well with him! He's amazing and I'm just so happy with him!!

I just finished Gossip Girl from this past Monday. I was a little disappointed, I must say. The Chuck/mom story line, and the Lily/ex-husband story line are a little boring. What's with Jenny becoming a certified drug mule and wanting the guy to ask her out after he totally rejected her? Come on girl! I counted down the days for this episode, and was sorely disappointed. But, I know GG will not disappoint in the future. I think I might need to get L to start DVRing GG. I'm thinking I'll love it even more on a huge HDTV, rather than my rinky dink TV from 2002.

Did anyone watch the Academy Awards? I did not, and not only because I was enjoying some good eating and good wine with L, but because I never have the patience for those shows. My favorite part is waking up the next morning to find out who won best picture, and seeing all the dresses.

Not a fan of Zoe Saldana (all photos courtesy of yahoo)

I know everyone loved Sandra Bullocks' look. Meh.

Looks like big poofs at the bottom of the dress and/or light lavendar are in this season.

My least favorite look. Nothing about this dress is right. And she has such an amazing body, which you can't even see in this dress. She just looks really pear shaped and washed out.

I think this was one of my favorite looks (and keeping in style with lots of va-va-voom at the bottom). I think the color looks amazing on her!
Also thought Miley looked pretty good (Ugh, I hate myself right now). But she looks sophisticated and I love the messy updo. Keeps her age appropriate.

Well, I think that's it for now. I'll try to keep up more. And I'm sorry I haven't been writing comments. I'm going to catch up on all I missed over the past week right now, but if not, I promise I'll be back in full effect tomorrow!

xoxo, S


RAP said...

I did miss your blog.

Ok Charlottesville was amazing! I loved it.

I didn't watch GG. I don't know. I kinda didn't miss it after that first week it was off and I like not having to watch something that I can't watch on demand later so I might stop watching... your recap pretty much made confirm my decision. Talk me into having wine and GG then I might start again. :)

Didn't watch the Oscars. It's boring. I agree. I want to see who won and the dresses. I didn't like Sandra's dress either so I don't know why everyone is raving about it. Looks like a grandma dress. Not a fan. I didn't really like a lot of the dresses. They were just blah this year. Hated J. Lo's like you said. I didn't like the purple one at the top. I didn't like Charlize's dress. I don't know overall not impressed. I mean come on people you have all year for this and you're going to pick a medicore dress that looks bad on you.

SJP said...

Haha, you are right, it was the year of blah dresses. Doesn't anyone care anymore about old school Hollywood glamor!

Well, you didn't miss much on Monday that you won't be able to pick back up on again if you want. But DVRing helps me watch a lot of shows that I'd otherwise miss because I'm out.

Martha's Menagerie said...

Sounds like a great birthday week! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Now don't forget, we're spring cleaning this weekend! :-)

SJP said...

Thanks, Martha! And yes! I am on it! (Well, was on it!) I didn't really tackle as big of a room as I should have, but I feel good with what I did!