Tuesday, November 24, 2009


So I've noticed a trend lately and I just HAVE to say something about it. When people would ask me about my wedding colors and I would tell them that I was doing red and purple the reaction was always, "eww! Red and Purple?!"

I pulled it off people....and it was beautiful.... Now, suddenly I am seeing this as a trend in wedding colors. So I'm wondering if those people are getting as much flack? Or not, because they've now seen it done before and know it works. Everyone I told had never seen the two together before and 90% of people poo-poohed it. Hmmmm. Now I feel like shouting "See!? It looks awesome if you use the right tones!! so THERE!

Some examples:

This is very similar colors to what I went with. I wanted a darker blackish purple and a deep red. Bingo! Doesn't it go well together? And I DID infact use the EXACT same color of Cala Lily's pictured below in my boquet.

Here is my boquet and my mom's dark purple dress (She picked it out. Not to shabby since she was two states away so I couldn't micro manage ha ha)

Some other examples of the color scheme:

I didn't do any brighter purple like in the flowers below but wanted to use it as an example that it still works.

So, next time someone tells you what their wedding colors are going to be, don't judge or react. Instead be tactful so you don't hurt their feelings by making them think they are a retard for picking those colors. Especially because often, people will surprise you. What you picture in your head is rarely what they picture.


So we're heading to Yosemite tomorrow evening for a fun filled trip with the (Taylor's) family for Thanksgiving. We're bringing pre-prepped food to warm up on Turkey day in my Father-in-Law's motorhome and then just going to camp and ride bikes and hike and have a blast. I'm so incredibly excited! ooh! I should charge my camera battery before I forget.

I really like that we're not doing a traditional Thanksgiving. Am I crazy or does anyone else get kind of bored of the same 'ol traditions? I mean, don't get me wrong. I love the whole gluttonous eating and and speding time with family but sometimes I just feel so idol and gross on Thanksgiving. I really like that though we'll still have the food, we'll be out and about enjoying the beaty that is Yosemite. Case in Point:

So excited! *jumping up and down*

Anyone else have any cool plans?

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Hillarious. My bro sent it to me.

The Darwin Awards 2009 Yes, it's that magical time of year again when the Darwin Awards arebestowed, honoring the least evolved among us. Here is the glorious winner:

1. When his 38 caliber revolver failed to fire at his intendedvictim during a hold-up in Long Beach , California would-be robber JamesElliot did something that can only inspire wonder. He peered down the barreland tried the trigger again. This time it worked. And now, the honorable mentions:

2. The chef at a hotel in Switzerland lost a finger in a meatcutting machine and after a little shopping around, submitted a claim to hisinsurance company. The company expecting negligence sent out one of its mento have a look for himself. He tried the machine and he also lost a finger.The chef's claim was approved.

3. A man who shoveled snow for an hour to clear a space for his carduring a blizzard in Chicago returned with his vehicle to find a woman hadtaken the space. Understandably, he shot her.

4. After stopping for drinks at an illegal bar, a Zimbabwean busdriver found that the 20 mental patients he was supposed to be transportingfrom Harare to Bulawayo had escaped. Not wanting to admit his incompetence,the driver went to a nearby bus stop and offered everyone waiting there afree ride. He then delivered the passengers to the mental hospital, tellingthe staff that the patients were very excitable and prone to bizarrefantasies. The deception wasn't discovered for 3 days.

5. An American teenager was in the hospital recovering from serioushead wounds received from an oncoming train. When asked how he received theinjuries, the lad told police that he was simply trying to see how close hecould get his head to a moving train before he was hit..

6. A man walked into a Louisiana Circle-K, put a $20 bill on thecounter, and asked for change. When the clerk opened the cash drawer, theman pulled a gun and asked for all the cash in the register, which the clerkpromptly provided. The man took the cash from the clerk and fled, leavingthe $20 bill on the counter. The total amount of cash he got from thedrawer... $15. [If someone points a gun at you and gives you money, is acrime committed?]

7. Seems an Arkansas guy wanted some beer pretty badly. He decidedthat he'd just throw a cinder block through a liquor store window, grab somebooze, and run. So he lifted the cinder block and heaved it over his head atthe window. The cinder block bounced back and hit the would-be thief on thehead, knocking him unconscious. The liquor store window was made ofPlexiglas. The whole event was caught on videotape.

8. As a female shopper exited a New York convenience store, a mangrabbed her purse and ran. The clerk called 911 immediately, and the womanwas able to give them a detailed description of the snatcher. Withinminutes, the police apprehended the snatcher. They put him in the car anddrove back to the store. The thief was then taken out of the car and told tostand there for a positive ID. To which he replied, "Yes, officer, that'sher. That's the lady I stole the purse from."

9. The Ann Arbor News crime column reported that a man walked into aBurger King in Ypsilanti , Michigan at 5 A.M., flashed a gun, and demandedcash. The clerk turned him down because he said he couldn't open the cashregister without a food order. When the man ordered onion rings, the clerksaid they weren't available for breakfast. The man, frustrated, walked away. [*A 5-STAR STUPIDITY AWARD WINNER]

10. When a man attempted to siphon gasoline from a motor home parked on aSeattle street, he got much more than he bargained for. Police arrived atthe scene to find a very sick man curled up next to a motor home nearspilled sewage. A police spokesman said that the man admitted to trying tosteal gasoline, but he plugged his siphon hose into the motor home's sewagetank by mistake. The owner of the vehicle declined to press charges sayingthat it was the best laugh he'd ever had.

In the interest of bettering mankind, please share these with friends andfamily....unless of course one of these individuals by chance is a distantrelative or long lost friend. In that case, be glad they are distant andhope they remain lost.