Happy day

My friend Allison married Alex on Saturday. Pretty happy to have been in the bridal party and to witness the first day of their marriage. Al and I have been friends since we were 9th graders and she has been a constant in my life.
Congrats Big Al and Baby Alex!



It’s June already? Oh hey there.

Over the last three weeks, I’ve been to a bachelorette party, a few wedding showers, hung out with friends, saw Bridesmaids,  and worked out at the local Pure Barre studio. That’s about it.  Throw in  my job, and I’ve been doing pretty much squat.  I did get a five year award from my job as a thank you for my time, yet it was funny to get since I am leaving said job. It has been interesting(which is the best I can come up with right now) gauging the reactions from co-workers about my departure-I’ve received very warm sentiments to the insensitive ramblings.

I travel to Burlington this coming Sunday-Thursday to look for a place to live in August. I have a few leads, and I hope one of them works out. Because it has to work out. I got an email from my potential roommate stating she has decided to move in with her boyfriend, which I had a feeling she was going to do something like that. Glad I have been looking for 1BR’s on the side. I understand, though.

I hope to be able to get a few things crossed off my list-set up a bank account in Burlington, walk around more of the city to get bearings, and visit Champlain’s campus again. Get used to walking everywhere,too, since I will be sans vehicle.

More to come after Burlington trip…

Airplane observations…

I flew to Minneapolis last Wednesday to be a bridesmaid in the wedding of my college roommate. Somehow, the gods of flying was good to me, and there were zero problems flying up-check in and security was quick, and the plane ride went well. We had a LOT of kids on the plane, though.

A family of four sat in front of me and another bridesmaid(Anne)-a toddler and probably an 18 month old. The toddler proceeded to talk LIKE THIS AT THE TOP OF HIS VOICCCCCCCCCCE that he loved Buzz Lightyear, or that he needed Buzz Lightyear. Come on, Mom, help the boy out! HIs sister proceeded to scream like a baby pterodactyl(Anne’s words) while waiting for take off…and then was silent the rest of the flight. Good job. Her brother also conked out. Score. While we were gathering our stuff when the plane landed, a man turned around to preoccupy the toddler while the parents got all their crap together and told him he was really good during the flight. The boy exclaimed “I WAS good!” just in the earshot of his mother. It was cute, but the parents were ready to get off the plane and to not deal with screaming children.

Behind us, a Dad sat with his four year old daughter and just chattered away. I didn’t pay much notice until it was a quiet moment and I overheard “Do you like poodles? I like poodles.” It was in the voice of a child who can’t quite say certain vowels or consonants, so it was funny and super random.

Flying back on Sunday to Memphis was super bumpy, and the first time I have witnessed the in flight beverage offer stopped by the captain due to turbulence. None of the less, wedding was great, and I look forward to visiting Anna and Steve in their new home in Tampa.

"Drink the juice Shelby, drink the juice"

I fly out of Memphis tomorrow to the great northern city of Minneapolis, MinneSOOOOTA. My roommate from senior year and sorority sister is getting married this weekend, so it will be a whole lot of picture takin’ going on. It’s an outside wedding on a Friday evening- I am excited to be a part of and share the weekend with Anna and Steve. PLUS, an outing to Mall of America-oh, the people watching that will take place…

We Memphis bridesmaids have been told to lay the Southern charm on thick a la Steel Magnolias.

No prob. Just call me Shelby from Chiquapin Parish.