August 13, 2012

Storms, a Redneck, the Closing Ceremonies, and Stinky Armpits...

It is storming here right now... Lots of thunder, super-hard rain, warnings on the tv...  In fact, I should probably unplug my computer... but it's about to die and I want to keep blogging...  I'll just plug it into the surge protector.  Hold on...

Okay, now I'm back.  How was your weekend?  Mine was good.  We went to the Tomoto-Art-Festival  in East Nashville.  The Tomato Fest is always so much fun and this year proved to be no exception.  Miraculously, 10 of our friends showed up at the exact same spot at the exact same time.  (Unheard of) So we were able to wander the booths, grab some BBQ and hang out in front of the misting fans together.  By 1:00 we were all exhausted and went home to take naps, watch movies, and lounge.

At 3:00 I scratched my neck and discovered that my lack of sunscreen was a costly error.  I was burned everywhere my tank top didn't cover.  Oh well.  Such is the cost for a great time in the sun, and I figured being as red as a tomato was my way of honoring the festivities... no? no.  Next time I'll remember.

That's me (in the ball cap closet to the camera) rushing towards a booth with cool chalkboard frames... completely unaware that my back was sizzling...
As for the rest of the weekend, I watched two movies (has anyone seen "Timer"? I found it on Netflix and actually really enjoyed it. Very bizarre plot line but entertaining none-the-less...)  AND I watched Where the Heart Is.  Remember that one with Natalie Portman and Ashley Judd?  So, so, good.  God bless those writers.

Sprinkle in some food, an easy cookout with friends Friday night, a quick shopping extravaganza, and a few tears during the recap of the Olympics (prior to the Closing Ceremonies) and that's my weekend... Speaking of Closing Ceremonies... what were your thoughts? Highlights?  I especially enjoyed the Spice Girls (don't judge.)  I actually prepared myself for being sorely disappointed BUT their energy was pretty awesome and those cars? Too cool. Might be cheesy but I loved it.  Well done, ladies.

Also, my father found my New Years Resolutions from 1993... My favorite one was to "Be More Igreable."  Say what?!?  I thought 8 year old resolutions were like "Learn how to do that cool thing on my roller blades."  but "Be More Igreable?"  Hilarious. (Obviously I meant agreeable, don't worry, I'm a slightly better speller now.) My complete list of all of my New Years Resolutions circa 1993 coming soon.

AND... last but not least, my sister Maddie has begun a series today that you HAVE to check out.  I read her first post this morning and about spit my coffee out.  Spoiler alert: it involves stinky armpits, unicorns, and soliloquies.  You won't be disappointed.  Head over HERE to see what I'm talking about. 

Happy Monday!

mae

8 comments:

Faye said...

I love love loved the Spice Girls too!! My other half thought I was a crazy lady singing and dancing in the front room, I thought I was cool!! xx

Taylor said...

I haven't watched Where the Heart is in years, a good film though from what I can remember.
I enjoyed the Closing ceremony, I loved the mini London they had made. Act wise, I loved how they made encorporated Freddie Mercury and I thought Jessie J was one of the best performers.

Robyn said...

not judging-the spice girls rocked!

Brianne Heape said...

Highlight of the closing ceremony for me... Spice Girls. I'm with you 100%. They truly rocked it & I couldn't quit gushing about how awesome I still think they are.

Happy Monday, Mae!!

Treasure Tromp said...

more Igreable? haha I love it!
And I missed the spice girls ... but went to their reunion tour so I'm telling myself that it is okay

La Mode by Marianne said...

Ohh I LOVE Where the Heart Is, one of my all time favorite quotes is from that movie:

"You tell them we've all got meanness in us, but we've got goodness too. And the only thing worth living for is the good".

Jessie said...

I love the movie 'Where the heart is' also one of my fav books

Beka Fox said...

i want the SPICE girls to have a REUNION! :) LOVE YOUR BLOG! newest follower!