short update

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a bunch of my friends raved about how much they loved this photo when i posted it on instagram. i took it at 3 a.m. after shooting pool for 7 hours. all i did was throw my hair down (to measure my bangs, because they’re in bad need of a trim) and add a filter. boom. done.

my sister recently got engaged. it has taken precedence over shooting pool now, and sometimes sleeping. i have realized how much of a perfectionist i am when i found myself spending weeks trying to decide on paper colors (wedding invitations) and ribbon shades. roll your eyes if you must but this is my only sister and the closest i will ever get to being this involved in someone’s wedding (excluding mine, which i do not have a plan for when the time comes). i want it to be PERFECT. i want it to be so perfect that my sister can’t stand it. save the dates, wedding invites, menu cards, escort cards, programs, napkins, you name it, i’m doing it all. some will be a surprise for the couple. i will ask my sister if i can share any information on the wedding, but for now, my instagram will only show abstract images of planning and preparation. it’s very exciting. i can’t wait to see my parents!!!!!!!

next week is restaurant week and I AM EXCITED! i will be dining at 3 restaurants i have never been to, so i am stoked. i will also be attending my sister’s wedding venue tasting and going to NOLA for my brother’s birthday weekend. there will be lots of food for the next week and a half. lots of new food. lots of good food.

for now, i will get back to sister-wedding stuff.

hope you all have a wonderful week!

xoxo

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monday, monday…

monday is my favorite day of the week. it is also my longest day of the week…well, unless i have the day off from work. i usually get up at 7:30-8:00 a.m. (depending on how much i want to conquer the world that day), then go to work until 5 p.m., then go shoot pool until 2 a.m.

i saw a note for me in the morning:

last week i had written cards for a bunch of family and friends, and this particular client was one of them, so i knew he had received my card in the mail. he was one of my 13 callers for the morning. he thanked me for the card and for thinking of him, and told me that he was on his way to the post office to deliver me a letter and a CD. he works in the music industry. a few months ago, he had invited me and another coworker to see an australian band perform in dallas, but he had to later cancel and apologize to us, as the band wasn’t able to get their passports in time. the CD that he was going to send me in the mail is of that particular band, so i’m pretty stoked about that! he said that in the letter he wrote me, he was asking me to take a trip with him to australia…for a month. what a wonderful gesture, but  i don’t know how something like that would fly by my bosses. “hey, can i go to australia with a client for a month? i know, i know it’s the holiday season, but it’s AUSTRALIA, MAN!”…………….umm, not so much…….(i wonder if i said “yes” would he fly me by saipan…hmm….)………..but yeah, i WISH i could just hop on a plane and go. it was nice of him to offer, though. i’m still excited to get a letter in the mail. woot!

my client that i’m doing the hello kitty cupcakes for stopped by to pick up her son and future daughter-in-law’s wedding napkins. i showed her the pictures of the hello kitty fondant heads. she said they were “perfect.” gosh, are some people just really easy to please. tomorrow i will start making the 48 hello kitty fondant heads.

i went to the “mall post office” and took pictures of the 2 hello kitty window displays i walked by:

swarovski had both their windows displaying their new swarovski crystal hello kitty line. everyone is MORE THAN WELCOME to buy me ANYTHING or EVERYTHING from this collection. ADORBS!

then on my way back to work from the “mall post office,” i took a picture of the new store called HELLO PRETTY:

the store is right below ours. and that ends my hello kitty inspiration for the day…

since i’m on the theme of inspiration, here is my shoe picture of the day:

it’s true. and i do own that magnet.

i saw the guys from chase bank today, and i thought about how easy it would be to make little chase logos for cupcakes. i will be attempting that task tomorrow after work. to make little chase bank cupcakes. they don’t know about my blog website, so they’re not going to read about this until afterwards. =) they’re a fun group of people. it’s always nice to be around a fun group of people.

i saw “miss mimi” today. she works at one of the perfume counters at neiman marcus. she’s one of the sweetest ladies ever. she always talks about how beautiful i am and how beautiful my face is. she’s such a self-esteem/confidence booster. if i’m ever having a bad day, i should just go to her. she used to give me little perfume samples. she’s the best.

when i got home to change before pool league, my nephew was drawing:

“look, ra ra, this is me in the shower (him in the middle with a square which i’m assuming is a towel), and this is mommy and this is daddy!………..HAHAHAHAHA! MOMMY’S SO SMALL!” of course mommy’s so small, she’s not even 5′ tall and your daddy’s about 6’6″ if i’m not mistaken, kiddo. he drew himself with a BIG HEAD. i hope that means he’s going to be smart. hahaha.

i was finally able join the team i have been wanting to be on for a while. one of their players had some personal issues to work out, so he had to drop off the team, which left a slot for me. i played my first match on the team tonight, and i won.

this was my opponent. he is a skill level higher than i am. i didn’t go into the match thinking i was going to win, but i just made sure to play smart and follow all the rules that i was taught in the past 3 1/2 years. my old team broke up in april and we are all now playing on 3 different teams this session, so i don’t get the little pep talks that my captain/pool best friend, tim, gives me. in my very last game for the win, i had the 5 ball on one rail and the 8 ball on the opposite rail of the table. first of all, i call the 5 ball “tim’s ball” because i think it’s his favorite one (mine is the 2 ball), and i remembered a shot he taught me that would take me back to the 8 ball. i executed the shot very well and turned to my team mate and said, “tim taught me that shot!” then i made the 8 ball and i won my match. =) i was pleased. and our team won 5-0. “welcome to the team!” penny exclaimed. THANK YOU!

i went to check on how my friends were doing with their team…and this is what i read on their scoresheet:

hmm. it looked like a lot of pool players had “romo fever” tonight. there were lots of “i did great in the beginning and lost in the end” stories. maybe next time, guys.

y’all have a great night.

xOxO