Rude Manners and the Couples Dinner

Hey, you’re Addison Forbes Montgomery Shepard right? That’s a lot of names, a lot of rich sounding names. You’re rich, right? That’s rude. That’s a rude question. -Izzie, Grey’s Anatomy

Last night after a long day in the office I came home to find that Match had cleaned every surface of the apartment, had started a load of laundry, and was in the process of vacuuming the couch, the stairs, the floor, and even our area rugs. I can’t begin to tell you how unbelievable grateful I am for such a sweet and thoughtful boyfriend.

The reason for his cleaning frenzy, besides being amazing, was that we were hosting a dinner/game night for Gym Buddy (who I’ve renicknamed Drama Chick and her boyfriend,  who we’ll call B. Match knows that I love having a nice clean house when I play hostess, so he did it all for me so I could focus on dinner. The night was a lot of fun, which was a relief after the mini drama DC started earlier in the week. Continue reading Rude Manners and the Couples Dinner

Martinis and Acting Our Age

Whose leg do you have to hump to get a dry martini around here? -Brian, Family Guy

Last night Match and I decided to act our age and hit the town. We went out with Gym Buddy and her boyfriend, who when I get to know better I’m sure I’ll come up with a clever nickname. We decided to go meet up downtown at the Irish bar that is far too clean and trendy to be a traditional Irish pub. But the bartenders are nice and GB and her man got us a table so we could do some people watching and I could enjoy a dirty martini. Continue reading Martinis and Acting Our Age

Gym Buddy or Insecure Cling-on?

How is it that no man understands that every woman, whether she’s sixteen or sixty, still has that awkward, insecure, self-conscious teenage girl inside of her? -Elliot, Scrubs

Lately I’ve started getting into a consistent gym routine. I’m taking these classes that are really starting to help, and I’m noticing a difference. I’m feeling healthier and happier too. So having Gym Buddy call me and want to work out seemed like a great thing, at first. Continue reading Gym Buddy or Insecure Cling-on?

Playing Dress Up

Robin: [She and Lily come out in fancy dresses] All right, what do you think?
Barney: [Looks up] Horrible.
Lily: You’re gonna make such a great dad.
Barney: You look so classy and nice, you’re gonna stick out like a sore thumb. Have you seen how the kids are dressing these days. With the Ashley and the Lindsay and the Paris. They all dress like strippers. It’s, “Go ho or go home.” So ladies… slut up!

Yesterday I am pretty sure I changed outfits about a hundred times. No I wasn’t trying to figure out what to wear, I was shopping, and then later in the day I was trying on old dresses that belonged to Match’s sister. Either way I felt like a barbie being tossed around by a little girl the way I had to do so many costume changes. But it was actually kind of fun. Continue reading Playing Dress Up

I Love You Woman

That’s why it’s always nice when someone takes the time to reach out and befriend you. -JD, Scrubs

Tuesday nights have become movie night for me and Brazil since Match has class that night, and her husband is off at college during the week. I love getting to spend that time together, even though I know when the baby comes we probably won’t get together quite as much. We went to see I Love You Man, and I thought it was hilarious. I really identified with Paul Rudd’s character Peter, because I have a hard time making new girl friends. I feel like if I approach a girl at the gym to hang out, she’ll think I’m hitting on her or something. While I do have a few great girlfriends, we don’t hang out as often as I would like. Having Coast Sister visit made me realize just how much I miss having a close friend to hang out with regularly. Continue reading I Love You Woman