The weekend before THE Weekend

Our hardwood floors are finally finished (there will be a separate post – with pictures! – on that later, promise) and we can finally move back into our home. There’s a lot I need to do today before I leave in the morning for a casual bachelorette thing with family and friends (it’s no Vegas, but I’m so excited!) and sometimes, the only way I can actually get myself to do things I need to do is to publicly announce them, so that’s what this is.

  1. First thing’s first: Take a damn shower, woman.
  2. Rebuild bedroom
  3. Clean the fucking kitchen!
  4. Attempt to reorganize the office
  5. Call mom
  6. (This one’s a secret for now)
  7. Pack
  8. Eat? No, definitely eat.

Yes, you read that right: I *am* having a little bachelorette thing this weekend! One of my bridesmaids offered to organize something simple – even though I hadn’t really planned on or anticipated having one at all – and who am I to deny such a request? My bridesmaids and I will be doing lunch, then the whole group will meet for bowling, manis/pedis and hopefully fit in some down time at my sister’s house before heading out to dinner.

Have I mentioned this whole getting married thing is starting to weird me out? The wedding, it’s the wedding. I’ve been tempted lately to meet P at the courthouse one day after he gets off work, buuuuut I guess we’re in a little too deep for that now, right? RIGHT?!

Photo: Estevam Romera

Ten on Tuesday… Or: Blog meme, yay?

… it’s still Tuesday! For a little bit!

This was definitely stolen from Chelsea at Roots and Rings, who got the questions from Sarah at Life at a Different Pace.

Whew. Too many links. Moving on… to the, um, good stuff?

So I’m just supposed to tell which product/brand I use for each of these categories, and why.

1. Cell Phone

I have the Motorola Droid, and yes that means I go through Verizon. I’d love to tell you that we’re with Verizon because I love them or their service is great or their prices are too low to pass up or something, but I can’t. We switched from AT&T to Verizon after I got my new job, because there is no AT&T coverage in my new town. (But try telling THEM that? They didn’t believe me. Some bullshit about not being able to guarantee coverage in buildings. Whatthefuckever, dude.) We probably *should* have made the move to Inland Cellular, which is not a big fatty national brand, but it gets awesome coverage in the area. But. They didn’t have the Motorola Droid and, well, those damn TV commercials worked on me. But I love my phone, so that’s that.

2. Email

Gmail. And yeah, it really is as good as you hear. (Also, I’m a Google whore.)

3. Toothpaste

Colgate? I’m not sure, nor am I picky. I’m pretty sure I just buy Colgate at this point because Colgate is what we had before we ran out… you know?

4. Car

I’ve got a 2001 VW Jetta, which I got in 200…5? 2006? Somewhere right around there. I like my car, and I’d probably LOOOOVE it if I took better care of it.

5. Writing Utensil

Pilot G2. Any color. Currently in my purse is a pink and a purple, with numerous black and blue ones running around the house. Love.

6. Lotion

Lately my skin has been so dry I’ve been using Vaseline Intensive Care with aloe something-or-other. Other than that it’s Bath and Body Works, which I have coming out of my ears because I’ve had multiple family members who have worked there. Also: Victoria’s Secret. Yum.

7. Interior Paint

So, here’s a confession: I’ve never actually painting anything on my own before. I’ve helped other people, yes, but I’ve never gone to the store, picked out the paint, bought it and brought it home before. BUT. I want to. Soon. Like, my office. And maybe some other rooms if I can get over my indecisiveness. So you out there… tell me the good brands of interior paint!

8. Soda/Drink

There are three constants in my life: Mountain Dew, Coors Light and iced tea.

Those making special guest appearances include cream soda, cherry Coke/Pepsi and chocolate milk.

9. Laundry Detergent

Tide Coldwater High Efficiency. There’s really no alternative (okay, for real though there is, I just don’t want to talk about it) with our new Electrolux washer and dryer.

10. Medicine

Just about the only thing I swear by is Excedrin Migraine for my, well, migraines. I’ve had migraines for years and nothing else works as quickly for me.

Everything else I’ll buy whatever’s cheapest. The Boy does like his Advil, though.

{PHOTO… has absolutely nothing to do with this post or my life at all but I like it anyway and I found it here.}