Tuesday, January 31, 2012


BPPOTD, originally uploaded by dumpstar_drummer.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

I missed this girl!

I missed this girl!, originally uploaded by dumpstar_drummer.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Heading home!

Heading home!, originally uploaded by dumpstar_drummer.

We leave Saturday afternoon and get home on Saturday morning! TIME TRAVEL!


Leo, originally uploaded by dumpstar_drummer.

Japan wants me to be even taller!

Noodle Hot Dog

Noodle Hot Dog, originally uploaded by dumpstar_drummer.

I'm totally planning a "Weird Shit I Saw in Japan" post.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Long day of beautiful views.

Vacation is hard.

Monday, January 23, 2012

$150 eyelashes in a $5 bathing suit


Guam!, originally uploaded by dumpstar_drummer.

My mother will be pleased to know that I bought fancy UV detection wrist bands that tell me when it's time to reapply the sunscreen and when it's time to come in from the sun.


Guam!, originally uploaded by dumpstar_drummer.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

I am here

I am here, originally uploaded by dumpstar_drummer.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Aqua Socks!

Aqua Socks!, originally uploaded by dumpstar_drummer.

Preparing for tomorrow's trip to Guam.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Over the Moon

Work Related Item #1: It's mid-year review time. I'm so flattered to have had such an awesome review.

Work Related Item #2: I ran into someone from a couple of jobs ago at a work event tonight. She asked me about my relationship status. I said that I was as single as ever, same 'ol, same 'ol. She said that that last time she saw me I was over-the-moon in love. She meant Joe.

Whoa, blast from the past. But yes, I said. I definitely was over-the-moon in love. That crashed and burned. The good news though is that now I am over-the-moon in love with everything else in my life.

And that's true.

I am lucky a million times over.


BPPOTD, originally uploaded by dumpstar_drummer.

It's cold today. Tights. Omg.

Monday, January 16, 2012


After, originally uploaded by dumpstar_drummer.

Let me at some eyeliner and DUDE, they're gonna be awesome.

Getting eyelash extensions!!

This is a rare, Elizabeth without mascara photo. The before, obviously.

Two years ago...

Two years ago..., originally uploaded by dumpstar_drummer.

It's my two year Foursquare anniversary, which means that two years ago today I was drinking way too many chocolate martinis (my first and last) with Jordan in Houston.

Today, Jordan is a couple of days (?) away from having her first baby.

Time flies.

Friday, January 13, 2012


1. Cousin Regina asked what the stars and hearts meant in a previous post but I’ve been a bad replier so I’ll just say here that the hearts indicate days I’ve stuck to my Weight Watchers points and the stars are days when I’ve worked out. I go through stars a lot faster than I go through hearts.

2. There’s some extended family drama going on and I don’t get why it’s even a little bit debatable because when it comes to my niece and nephew I am very black and white. I won’t blah blah blah the details -- mostly because it’s SO black and white for me that I DO NOT CARE and I do not have room in my life for that shit because I will ALWAYS be on whatever team loves and cherishes my niece and nephew as much as I do.

My dad thinks I should be more forgiving. No, nobody did anything awful to anyone, but I just have ZERO interest in forgiving someone who has taken such little interest in the most wonderful things to ever happen to our family. My reason for even mentioning it here is as context for something I was thinking about on my drive to work today:

It’s fascinating to me how caveman selfish ‘ol me feels about those two babies and they’re not even mine. I can’t even imagine how caveman’y a PARENT must feel.

3. I’m going to Guam a week from today. As a result, this weekend’s agenda involves things like:

• Buy something called “aqua socks”
• Get summer clothes out of storage
• Buy sun screen
• Find maternity bathing suit because none of the 75 non-maternity bathing suits I ordered are even remotely acceptable
• Get eyelash extensions (and post before and after pictures this blog!)
• Pack!

But seriously, God forbid anyone gets any pictures of me in aqua socks, eyelash extensions and a maternity bathing suit. That’s gonna be an AWESOME outfit!

4. And for the record, the eyelash extensions are because A) I have a Groupon and B) I’m not going to be blow drying my hair while I’m there and that’s never a big self-esteem booster for me so I figured I’d add glamour by having kick ass eyelashes.

5. I like my job. I tried to figure out a way to explain a compliment I got the other day in a way that anyone would care about while also being vague enough to not get myself in trouble, but it’s really just easier to say that I like my job. And I kick ass at it.


BPPOTD, originally uploaded by dumpstar_drummer.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


BPPOTD, originally uploaded by dumpstar_drummer.

Falsely flattering mirror is faking you all out!!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

My miracle niece is a porker...

...and my SIL Who Does Not Wear John Deere Pajamas is a smart ass.

(And my phone was being a jerk and wouldn't let me edit her name out so instead you get an awkwardly cropped screen shot.)

Ignore the 12/24 message about our very important cocktail status.

Monday, January 2, 2012

10 Years

10 Years, originally uploaded by dumpstar_drummer.

I've just finished my annual calendar preparation...meaning, I transferred my workout counts for the previous years to my 2012 calendar. I'm blown away to realize that DUDE, I've been using the sticker system for TEN YEARS.

The 2011 total for December isn't visible in this picture, but it's TWENTY. Most of those 20 were Dailey Method, with a handful of runs thrown in to make sure I am never NOT able to run a mile ever again.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

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