Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A Whirlwind Weekend

Last weekend was almost too much awesomeness packed into three days. Friday night we threw L. a birthday party for his 22nd, Saturday night was Williams' annual senior party, 100 days, marking the 100-day-and-counting mark until graduation (hurry up!), and Sunday was both Oscars day and L.'s actual birthday, for which we went out for Mexican and ate wayy too much cake.

Phew. I'm tired just thinking about it all again...and thinking about all the cake and punch I drank, I am very, VERY sorry to my body, which only wants for spring break the week after next to NOT have to swelter in jeans and sweaters in warm So. Cal. weather. Sorry body.

But I got to wear pretty dresses two nights in a row and actually put on more makeup than just a quick swipe of mascara--hell, I actually wore REAL clothes at all instead of hanging out on the couch in yoga pants and a sweatshirt--so the weekend has to be a win in my book. Here's me and my girl Sara at L.'s party Friday!

L. didn't get dressed up for his party (universal law of boys v. girls--if it's a boy's birthday he DOESN'T HAVE TO get dressed up, whereas if it's a girl's birthday she can no matter what, even if no one else does...except her boyfriend probably has to, too), but he had to get dressed up with me Saturday night for 100 Days! Muahaha.

I didn't get a picture of the Red Velvet cupcakes with which I surprised L. at his party, but I DID manage to snap one of the cake I surprised him with Sunday at our big birthday dinner! BUT it came out badly. So you'll have to take my word for it that it was very pretty.

Poor guy. It's got to get confusing when your girlfriend is yelling at you to go to the gym with her every day, but essentially throwing confectionery goods at you left and right.

But the cake was good.

I also got him the best presents he got from anyone, and I was SO HUMBLE about it too. Not. I'm REALLY into giving presents.

A Danny Woodhead jersey. I think the face says it all.

And an old train stops-inspired print that I made on Photoshop with lots of iconic/places that have meaning to us in LA, which let's face it, is also a gift for me because it's going to look SO pretty in a white frame hung up in our apartment! Here's the .jpeg:

It was super easy to make, and it cost less than $2.00 to print! I'll have to buy a frame, but if I pick up a cheap one from Ikea we will have our first piece of art for our new apartment for around $10 clams. Not too bad!

Needless to say, this past weekend was not NEARLY as eventful. We had a lot of work to catch up on, and I was still trying to purge my system of all the baked goods and punch (vodka, Crystal Light raspberry lemonade, ice, and Sprite...make it! It's SO good) to which I had subjected it, so I enjoyed curling up on the couch in leggings and a hoodie and watching some good movies (we saw The Kids Are All Right for the second time and I liked it even better than the first!)

Oh, and on Saturday L.'s a cappella group, the Octet, had their mid-semester concert.

Here they are singing "Absolutely (Story of a Girl) by Nine Days."

And here's a little treat for you--their Taylor Swift medley.

It was awesome.


  1. LOVE that print! So cool! It is going to look great in your apartment!

  2. These videos are amazing! A capella groups are my absolute favorite.

  3. Love this post! That floral dress you have is adorable - where is it from?

    And what a good idea about the print, I love it!

  4. That print is awesome! What a great idea. Happy belated birthday to L! I missed you on the blogosphere. Sounds like you're keeping extra busy! Only a couple more months left and you'll be Cali bound! :-)

  5. it looks like you guys had a great weekend, you look so pretty in the pic of you and L in the formal attire :)
    you HAAAAAVE to tell me where you printed that poster up for only $2! i always thought printing stuff like that was expensive. i love it though, it'll look SO cute in your new place.

  6. @Melissa: Thank you so much!!! It was super fun to make. Maybe I should make a bunch and sell them...

    @Michelle: I'm so glad you like them! Some people DETEST a cappella haha.

    @Meredith: It's from Macy's, from about two years ago. I got it the summer I got an internship at an art museum and called it my "impressionist painting dress."

    @DG: I know I know! I've been struggling to finish up my thesis which is due in THREE WEEKS and working up a storm to save up money for, yup, CALI!

    @Kinsey: Thanks girl! Yes I got it printed at Staples for $1.62! I just made it in Photoshop, uploaded it to Staples.com and selected the 11x17 glossy cardstock.