Monday, December 27, 2010

Birthday Festivities

In true Amber fashion I partook in more than one birthday celebration. I can't help it that I have friends all spread out over the place and have to plan/enjoy multiple birthdays. Last year I planned 3, this time I cut back to just two; you know with the recession and all. I'm impressed with myself.

The first party I planned I had a few girls over to my place for some chocolate fondue and champagne. SCORE. YES PLEASE. I love chocolate and chocolate fondue is a chance to play with your food and drentch it in chocolate...double score!

Pictures from Party #1:

Partners in Crime

FAT KID HEAVEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I made chocolate fondue and Hannah brought spinach dip and Ashleigh brought cookies. YUM.

Testing out the self timer on my new camera...success!

Sweet tea vodka is DANGEROUS.

This is right before Ashleigh started simulating sex and saying "I LIKE SEX". At this point I should have known that I'd have to put her in a cab to go home in less than an hour.

Megan and I waiting in my poshy posh posh lobby in my apartment

Thumbs up for being the LEAST drunk at your own party!
Boys. Boys. Boys. and shots. My favorite kind of night!
Thankfully these boys and a bevvy of other boys were able to remidy my situation of being sober on my own birthday. Thanks :)

And on to Party #2:
Melissa and the girls so graciously threw me the second birthday party of the month. Unfortunately it was also Buster's birthday so I guess I had to let him have part of the party too. [insert sulky pouty face here]

Melissa baked cupcakes for us...YUM! It says Happy Birthday Buster and Amber.

Wait, what? Scratch that shit, it SHOULD have said Happy Birthday Amber and Buster! Don't worry, I fixed it.

Birthday Buddies

One of three guesses what he's doing:

1. Singing Christmas carols

2. Screaming at the Caps game

3. Life coaching someone

Your guess is as good as mine.

Jason being cuddly for once instead of shouting "I hate you" at everyone :)

Some of the other girls for the night.

Trici thought the tree was missing something. She decided beer bottles were it.

Oh Emily...this face is priceless.

More girls of the night.

Happy newlywed couple!

This picture reminds me of that cell phone commercial and the orange bars. For the life of me I can't remember which company its for...BAD marketing if I can't associate the word with the thought. FAIL.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Santa Came Early!

Yes, that's right boys and girls. Santa gave me my Christmas present 2 days early :) What is it you may ask?

Wait for it....

Wait for it....

Wait for it....

Landon Donovan is getting a divorce! EEEEEEKKKKKKK!!!!! Ok, so you may not be as excited about it as I am, but he's one of my favorite people of all time (well besides Prince Harry and Jake Gyllenhall...but still). As you may remember, I wrote this post about him and this post too. He's just too yummy for words. So how about some pictures:


Merry X-Mas

Merry Christmas from me and Jakey Poo!
Ho! Ho! Ho!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Winter Wonderland

Just got this email from my friend:

Now if this is what awaited me in a winter wonderland, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

BEST EVER EARLY MORNING EMAIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yummy!!!!! He makes my heart melt into mush. Pure mush.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Sorority Squat

We are pretty darn good at the sorority squat. Whenever a camera appears, we immediatly primp, assume the pose and put our biggest smiles on. As the years have passed, the only thing we ask is for the picture to be taken FASTER. The good ole' thighs and knees just aren't as strong :)

Monday, December 13, 2010

You Don't Look a Day Over Fast Cars and Freedom

Well another year down. 28. Now that is scary. When I was little I always thought I'd have my life figured out by now...not so much! Oh well, I'm having fun living my life and exploring new avenues. I hope 28 will bring clarity and excitment. Stay tuned to find out!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Pig Roastin'

Word to the wise, if you are vegetarian STOP READING RIGHT NOW.

Sorry little guy, but you're soon going to turn into this:


Last week I was invited to a pig roast down in Newport News with a bunch of my friends and their kickball buddies. A pig roast in December? Yes, I hear they had to plan it around the Redskins schedule.....uhhhh okay?? It was bitter cold and ended up snowing that night. Wish I remembered more of it, but copious amounts of jelly shots and beers later, I only really remember up to the pig being cut. The rest is a bit blurry. Bits and pieces are clear such as the snow, having heart to hearts on the dirty kitchen floor (because who doesn't love a drunken H2H?), fire pits, my spinach dip being a hit and it being annihilated, other people passing out on the bathroom floor and locking themselves in, and countless other things led to a very interesting and super super fun event. I'd like to attend a pig roast in the middle of the summer...now that would be fun. Notice I say attend, its waaaay too much work to but its a blast to attend! I think that since all of us were super cold together it was a blast. I did, however, go home with an awesome cold. Great.

Wish I had more pictures but I was too concerned with drinking. Buuuuut I did get a new camera for my birthday so just wait for all of the embarrassing pictures!

Everyone, meet Annabelle:
Yes, Buster named her. Gross. Couldn't it have been an ugly name or something?

Chatting it up on the bathroom floor. There are no secrets when I've been drinking, I could never tell a lie.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Diets are for Sissies

Found while reading one of my new favorite blogs: http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Saint Nicholas Day

Happy St. Nick Day! Well, technically the kiddies leave their boots out tonight for St. Nick to come and then celebrate tomorrow. What is St. Nick Day?

Saint Nicholas (270–6 December 346) is the canonical and most popular name for Nikolaos of Myra, a saint because of the many miracles attributed to his intercession, he is also known as Nikolaos the Wonderworker. He had a reputation for secret gift-giving, such as putting coins in the shoes of those who left them out for him, and thus became the model for Santa Claus, whose English name comes from the Dutch Sinterklaas.

Why do you think they call Santa Claus St. Nick? You might recognize him like this:
In Germany, Nikolaus is usually celebrated on a small scale. Many children put a boot called Nikolaus-Stiefel (Nikolaus boot) outside the front door on the night of 5 December to 6 December. St. Nicholas fills the boot with gifts and sweets, and at the same time checks up on the children to see if they were good, polite and helpful the last year. If they were not, they will have a tree branch in their boots instead. Sometimes a disguised Nikolaus also visits the children at school or in their homes and asks them if they have been good. I remember doing this when I was at the DoDs public school elementary school in Giessen, Germany. It was fun!

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Word of the Day

I was reading a random blog today (much like I do every day) and I stumbled upon a new word. Here's your lesson kiddies: the word of the day is anuptaphobia.

What the hell does that mean?

Well according to the all mighty (the internet...what else were you thinking?) it's the fear of being alone or marrying the wrong person in life. Hahah thank god I didn't read the urban dictionary definition: "fear/phobia of being single...deal with it."

I've always said the greatest fear in my life isn't failure, being fat, or being poor, or not being able to travel. My biggest fear in life is to have my parent's marriage. With their impending divorce and the chaos that surrounds it this word is quite interesting to me right now. Well I guess that could be said for many a failed relationships. They have been married for 28 years and probably should have been divorced 27 years ago. My mother never lets you forget anything, I mean she's still bringing up crap I did with my boyfriend 10 years ago. Yes, 10 YEARS. First off, you should never be held accountable for something that happened 10 years ago, and second off much less in your TEENAGED YEARS. Get over it. I think I turned out all right and it could have been tons worse. And my dad has abolustely no clue how to communicate. Quite a bad combination if you ask me. And you could definitly say I had anuptaphobia with Voldemort aka "he who shall not be named". HAHAHAH thank god I didn't get married to him or his family. I could so see myself turning into his mother. *SHUDDER*