There was quite a cliff hanger at the end of Season 1....
To address some of your questions..
Yes it is BCBG. I purchased mine at my local Dillard's on Friday while they were having a 30% off EVERYTHING sale. I went in to buy some make up and came out with makeup and a dress, oh well. I really like the dress but here's a couple of issues.
1. It is very low cut in the front. I don't have much of a chest, but was concerned about the bra I would wear.
2. The cut is a little low in the underarms... also a concern with a bra.
3. While is it not "see-through" and has a liner, the fabric is still very thin and luckily I packed smart and bought several pairs of underwear and spandx if necessary.
But all that being said, I still love the dress. And I'm so glad you all did too.
Here's part of our crew with the bride. Everyone, excluding Mr. Jetplane, attended the same college. Please excuse the water spots on my dress, someone dropped her fork into her lap during dinner and her husband was rushed to the bar to bring some water so she could clean it. No worries... crisis was averted.
** Disclaimer** Pictures were stolen from someone's Facebook.
And finally.... THANK YOU to all who have recently given me awards. I promise that I will post them soon. I'm sorry, I'm a bad lil blogger. I love you all and I deeply appreciate any and everyone that reads and actually like my lil blog.
Now I'm not the most southern person she knows.... that's an inside joke b/c I'm from Southern Illinois and she's from the Northern Suburbs of Chicago. She always told me I'm the most southern person she knew... well know she's married a true southern man, graduate of UGA, and has southern accent and everything... ha ha.... I think its too funny and I remind her of it all the time.
Can't wait to see everyone this weekend. Jill... if you are reading this, I am bringing my laptop and video from my wedding. BP is hilarious and you have to see it.
Enjoy your weekend... I know I will...
*Pics are from our Vegas adventure in celebration of The Jetplanes' impeding wedding... It was a crazy fun weekend.
**These are the Days- was our sorority song... extra special shout out there...
I promise for more Pugapalooza to come....
Mr.: "I know. I'm not sure. What do we have?"
Me: "I think we have a box of chicken nuggets, lots of frozen veggies, rice, mac and cheese, soup. But I had soup and a sandwich for lunch, so I don't want them."
Mr: sulking.... since he is all Mr. Healthy eater... "UGH... I had soup and a sandwich too...whatever..."
Me: "Well you could go to the store?"
Mr.: "I'll make what we have..."
Fast forward to my drive home from work...
Mr "Where are you? Dinner will be ready in 43 seconds."
Me "I'm driving home, I'll be home in about 5-10 minutes. What did you make?"
Mr "What you told me to make... by the way we each only get 3 chicken nuggets..."
I arrived home to a lovely meal of 3 chicken nuggets, Velveeta shells and cheese (2%), and broccoli. We drank lovely sugar free Strawberry Crystal Light.
Someone needs to go to the store... I have a feeling it will be me.
Don't leave your dog with the child unattended under any circumstances.
Only a little moment was enough for the following to happen.
MIL Jetplane sent this to me earlier today, since we are the proud owner of a big ol American Bulldog, Charlie. Yes, Mrs. Jetplane has 2 dogs, and the other one isn't a pug. Now, the Mr. is back home so is Charlie...
Its going to be a long day, that's for sure.
Its been a very hard past few days, but with Mr. Jetplane by my side, it made it all a little easier. He wasn't going to go with me, because of Charlie and his new job he had to start on Monday. After much tears, and a little yelling he was in the car for the 10 hour journey to my Midwestern hometown. All of that is a story for another time, but one I think could be worth telling.
Anyway, funerals bring out the best and the worst in people and this occasion was no different. I come from a very blended and slightly crazy family and that makes for chaos in situations like this.
And to make everything a little worse, my Grandma R passed away the day before the anniversary of my Grandma N (13 years), my mom's mom. Her death 13 years ago, during my junior year of high school, changed my life forever. But that too, my fine readers is another story for another day.
Grandma R was a wonderful lady, that was full of life, sass, and was NEVER at a loss for words. She told you exactly how she felt, and that was that. She will be greatly missed.
Thank you all again for all the lovely thoughts and prayers. All are greatly appreciated. Now that Mr. Jetplane is home, he's really trying to get a hold of and understand this whole blogging thing... I received a package in the mail from a lovely blogger and I tried to explain to him why, and he looked at me like I had a 3rd eye... Oh well, in due time he'll understand it...
I'm zoning out this afternoon through blogging, NCAA, food, etc.
Thank you all so much for the wonderful thoughts and prayers. I appreciate each and everyone of you.
I'm not sure Mr. Jetplane will be able to come home with me or not, since he has to start a new 'job' on Monday.
I may be MIA for a few days.
Its times like these I wish we lived a little closer than 10 hours away.
We're going to take a walk on the beach tomorrow morning with the dogs and then I'm going to head home.
I just adore the birthmark on his little nose. Buster is the proud doggie of Meaghan at Grable Tales. Please head over to their blog and give them some love today.
As you know by now, I have a deep love for all things pugs, and I hope in these few short weeks of Pugapalooza, we crazy pug lovers, have been able to successfully recruit you all to our side.
Ms. Meaghan and Mr. Buster, please email me your contact information, Milo and I have a lil something special for you.
And to all my lovely readers out there.... Voting for the winner will begin next week. Since deciding is way too hard for Milo and myself, we're entrusting the decision to all you fine folks out there.... more details to follow.
Have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend...
Great! I didn't dust or vacuum the guest bedroom this weekend.
Its so surreal having him home. I love it don't get me wrong, but it doesn't feel real. It was a rough night sleeping. Milo was uber-pissed about not getting to sleep in the bed and decided to stand next to my side of the bed and stare at me. I woke up probably 10 times and looked down to see him staring at me, it was a little creepy. He finally decided to go sleep on the couch around 4am.
But it was so nice to roll over this morning and have a man in my bed.
He's busy all day getting his papers in order, going to the financial office for the money they still owe him, and of course working out. As you will all soon find out, if you don't already know, my sweet hubby is kind of a girl about his body. He complains about being fat all the time. So needless to say, with his knee surgery he hasn't been able to work out like he would like. And believe me, he's been whining about it a lot.
But I love him no matter what... even when we go out to dinner and they assume the chicken sandwich with steamed broccoli is mine and the cheeseburger and fries is his... oh no, its usually the other way around...
Don't worry folks now that the Jetplanes are together again, hilarity will ensue.
Funniest story - One afternoon, Mr. Jetplane came home from work and jumped in the shower, we had somewhere to go. I hear the doorbell ring and its the neighbor boy who is 11 or so. I assume he's selling something or a ball went into our backyard, ya know, normal stuff. Oh no... here's how it went down.
Me: "Hi, how you are?"
Boy: "I'm good...um... is Mr. Jetplane home?"
Me: "He's actually in the shower right now, is there anything I can help you with?"
Boy: "Ummm... can he come over and play video games with me? I mean... when he's out of the shower?"
Me: "Well, we have plans tonight, so I don't think he's going to be to able to."
Boy: "Oh... ok... will you tell him I stopped by? Let him know that he can come over to play video games with me."
Me: "I will. I'm sure he'll be excited to play video games with you."
I'm not making this up. This actually happened. The kids in the neighborhood ask me all the time when is he coming back...
I promise to keep up with blogging, but it may not be as much for a little bit. Commenting might be a little low for a couple of weeks.
And before I forget... THANK YOU so much for all the lovely ladies who have recently (or not so recently) gave me awards. I'm sorry I haven't blogged out them, but I greatly appreciate them and you for giving them to me. I'm so glad that someone out there enjoys reading and keeping up with my crazy and some what lame life.
XOXO to you all...
He owns 6 adorable pugs, Milton, Monty, Maude, Margot, Maggie and Molly.
He has been quoted as saying "I don't care about the collection. My dogs are much more important".
Take a look at this clip from his new documentary The Last Emperor.
I adored YSL's documentary and this appers to be very much in that same line. No I didn't allow Milo to watch this clip. He'll be very jealous.
Oh Mr. Valentino... why did you not enter Pugapalooza??
I will say that Thursday nights used to be my favorite but now Mondays are.
Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, Rules of Engagement and GG (which I didn't start watching until this year), One Tree Hill, Duggars, John & Kate, I mean.... The DVR gets a workout.
I must tell you all if you haven't watched the Big Bang Theory or How I Met Your Mother, you are definitely missing out on some of the best sitcoms that have been on in a LONG time.
Does anyone else hate when you fall in love with a show and it gets cancelled? I do. Did anyone ever watch October Road... I freaking loved, no adored, that show. I am so pissed they dropped it. That show actually made Mr. Jetplane tear up one night, and that in and of itself is a feat. The show was based upon the life of the writer who wrote Beautiful Girls (which by the way, is a wonderful movie).
Anyone else have a show that they loved that was cancelled?
I cleaned the house (well most of it) and we're almost ready for the Mr. and Charlie to come home. We, meaning me, have a lot of laundry to fold and put away, sheets to wash and change on the bed (lil pug sleeps with me in Mr.'s absence), and I have to take everything out of the office that I've stowed away in his 'man space'.
Mr. Jetplane and Charlie will be home on Wednesday! As in the day 2 days away. Mr. Jetplane knows I grocery shop on Sundays so he called me to ask if I could buy a couple of things that he likes - his cereal, lunch meat, and soy milk. Yes, Mr. Jetplane drinks soy milk. But since I've never bought it for him before, he provided me with a detailed explanation of the type he wanted. It had to be plain, it had to be 1/2 the fat of regular soy milk, and yada yada yada.
Funny story, Mr. Jetplane loved milk and all milk products for his whole life. He drank a gallon a milk a week and ate cereal every morning. He adored cheese and ice cream. Well, when Mr. Jetplane began flight school and more importantly flying with his g-suit on, he got sick ALOT. He threw up ALOT. Well, someone asked him what he was eating and drinking. One of the guys, ask him if he thought he could potentially be lactose intolerant. Surely not, this boy eats milk products all day everyday and never had an issue until now. So Mr. Jetplane started drinking soy milk and taking some medicine before he eats milk products, and what do you know... he's all better. Very strange..
Sorry for the long story about Mr. Jetplane's lactose intolerance... he'd kill me...
Total side note... does anyone out there watch Big Love? Umm.... hello, is it not totally awesome this year? Next week is the season finale, thoughts on what's going to happen? One of my co-workers told me that the rumor was 2 major characters die this season, 1 already has so who's next? My co-worker thinks its going to be Nikki...
But here's a question that came up this weekend. Would you be okay with your husband going out with another guy who has allegedly been unfaithful to his wife? What do they say about the company you keep? Its one thing to have cheated on your boyfriend or girlfriend, because I've been that person, but this is a whole other level of deceit... or at least it seems that way to me.
Just putting it out there...
**Update - Point of Clarification Required... I don't have a problem with them being friends. I won't tell him who he can or can't be friends with. I have a small issue with them going out to a bar just the 2 of them. Mr. Jetplane says he has no idea if the rumors about the couple were true or not and he refuses to have conversations with him about it. Which I think is fair....
Excuse me... what the hell are you talking about?
I watched Oprah's special about this yesterday. I wanted to physically shake the girl that thought Rhianna deserved it because its alleged that she hit Chris Brown. So what if she did slap him once or twice, he could have subdued her, kicked her out of the car, or whatever. Beating the crap out of her where is has bruises all over, was not called for or legal for that matter.
And now she's back with him... what does this say. It saddens me and scares me that kids think its ok.
While I have never been physically abused by a boyfriend, I did date one that was extremely controlling and tried to tell me that I was nothing without him. Luckily, he dumped me because I didn't adhere to his 'rules' the way I was suppose to. The next girl he dated (whom he cheated on me with, who was supposed to have been my friend) it was rumored that he did hit her. I can see him doing that, he had a very bad temper. Oh... and this was all during my sophomore year of high school. I count myself as lucky to get out of that relationship.
I really think it leads to parents taking a more active role in their children's lives. These poor girls have low esteem and think at some level they deserve this. Love doesn't hurt and it doesn't leave bruises. If they'll hit you once, they will hit you again. Don't fool yourself. Be Smart.
Look at her in lil dress. She got all dress up for us this morning...
But I listened to it again this past weekend walking the dog and I hear it. Very crafty those Britney Spears song writers are...
Milo and I have been straight chilling for like 6 months now. We're in our groove and we've gotten used to it being just the 2 of us again. Well next week, my sweetie and our big dog Charlie are coming back into the crib. Its great but that means, all my bad habits have to stop and prepare for a huge change.
We had a conversation on the phone last night that went sort of like this...
Mr. " I can't wait to come home, I miss you like a crazy person"
Me: "I miss you too but now I have to stop being messy"
Mr.: "Yeah I bet, there's no telling what the place looks like."
Me: "Yes, there are shoes and socks everywhere...(laughing)"
Mr.:" I believe it. That place better be spotless when I get home."
Me: "Yeah right, we both know you didn't marry me for my domestic skills and its not going to start now."
You see, I'm quite the messy gal. I'll admit it. I leave shoes all over the place. I also take off my socks off while laying on the couch and you'll find them - in the couch, under the couch, in the blanket... it annoys him. I also have a ton of clothes and I generally try on 2 to 3 outfits every morning - with different undergarments, necklaces, shoes, etc. And I proceed to not put them away. I also leave clothes in the dryer FOREVER or have a pile of dirty clothes in the laundry room with no intention of doing it until is absolutely necessary.
So these bad habits have to be stopped before he gets home. Milo is going to be pissed, he'll be out of my bed and back on the floor.... I haven't told him yet.
Yeah! We're breaking it down on the dance floor...
I try to read a book every 2 weeks. Since I work in an office, I try get out of the office and read for an hour a day. It gets me away from my desk and allows me to de-stress. If a book is really good, I'll read at night and on the weekends.
Now, I'm not going to lie and say that I read only the classics or thought provoking self help books, or whatever else would make me sound incredibly deep because that would be a flat out lie. I do read biographies, non-fiction, fiction, a little poetry, chick lit, a little sci fi... I have read all the Harry Potter books (so has Mr. Jetplane) and all the Twilight books (so has Mr. Jetplane). But I do like to mix it up a bit. I've read a lot of Stephen King and Thomas Harrison, but I've also enjoyed Steinbeck and Jon Krakauer and a little Jennifer Weiner or Janet Evanovich for good measure on holiday. Since I drive ALOT going back and forth to the Midwest, Mr. Jetplane and I tend to listen to books on tape, I've listen to almost all of Nicholas Sparks books (atleast the ones on sale..) and Candace Bushnell books.
Well, as I've gushed about my undying (no pun intended) love for the Sookie Stackhouse series, I purchased the 8th book yesterday, and I am sad that I have to wait unti May to read the 9th. So that being the case I also picked up these 2 books to keep me occupied.
Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
I heard this book and movie were fabulous and I refuse to watch the movie before I read the book.
The Witches of Eastwick by John UpdikeI have wanted to read this book and its sequel for quite some time but just haven't. I loved the 80's movie and now they are going to make a television show based on it so I thought I'd give it a read.
What are my favorite books.... Well my favorite book in the world... its kinda strange, but Dante's Inferno. I also like Ordinary People and Of Mice and Men. I read all of these in my high school honors English classes.
Some books that I have liked very much and would recommend:
1. Into the Wild
2. Under the Banner of Heaven (about fundamentalist Mormons, and is highly criticized)
3. Water for Elephants
Well and of course Sookie Stackhouse series... like duh....
And I must comment on one book that I absolutely hated and it took me forever to finish...
Eat, Pray, Love
I'm sorry to the millions upon millions that loved it.... I liked Italy but couldn't stand the rest of it. It wasn't awe inspiring to mind blowing to me... maybe I need to be older and be going through a divorce, not sure.
What are your favorite books? What would you recommend? Summer is coming up and my reading kicks into high gear with vacations, laying on the beach, etc.
But today I was heading to work not far from my subdivision is a very heavily tree lined area and I see a squirrel run down a tree and a car in front of mine with a woman on her cell phone. I yell to the squirrel, "Watch out!" Yes I totally did this but the squirrel didn't listen to me and I saw this poor thing get hit. And then I started crying and I don't mean a tear, I mean full on cried for like 5 minutes until I had to compose myself to buy some gas.
Mr. Jetplane says I'm an overly emotional person, but I can't help it. I love all the lil squirrels, and I hate to one die, especially right in from of me.
Squirrels are my sorority's mascot, so maybe I love them a little more than other people....
In the 6th book, Sookie has to go down to NOLA to close on her cousin's (who she hadn't been close with for a long time) estate. Turns out, she had become a vampire and was a very "good" friend of the Queen of Louisiana. Betcha didn't know there was a Queen of Louisiana, well in the make believe world of vampires that I'm currently submerged in there is.
Someone is trying to kill Sookie (nothing new), Sookie is dating someone new who's a real tiger in the sack (that's b/c he is a tiger, for real....), and Bill is a total a-hole.
Oh Sookie... so many supernatural hunky men and so little time.
Which leads me to my question for this post... While I'm reading a book, I visualize the characters, what they look like, their voices, etc. Sara and I began discussing who we thought should play these characters or atleast who we envision playing the characters.
Since HBO True Blood is based on these books (Season 1 is pretty much Book 1) I already had a visual on Sookie, Bill, Eric, Jason, Pam, Sam, Arlene, etc. (Tara in the show is totally different than in the books).
But for all of you out there, who do you think would be the best actors to play the following:
Queen of Louisiana
For those of you that haven't seen the television show yet.
Here is Eric - I find him to be very close to the book, except is hair isn't as long as it should be. He was a Viking and over 1,000 yrs old. Looks pretty hot to me.
Bill - who I don't like right now, so I can't find anything nice to say about him.Thoughts?
You can customized the color and you can even pick out certain kiddos for the prints. They are very reasonably priced and too cute for words.
Fighter squadrons and other aviators grow mustaches throughout the month of March. Yes you read that correctly, my sexy hubby is growing a dirty nasty stache right now. I warned him that I will not kiss him or do anything else (wink wink). Facial hair irritates my skin and I find it totally gross....
Why would you a cutie patootie grow a nasty, child molester, stache.
This is a picture from our Honeymoon in Punta Cana. We stayed at the Excellence Club. We loved it.
When I was in college I dated a guy for quite a long time, Mr. Baseball let's call him. One summer he spent the summer in the woods of Northern Washington State working in a national forest. And during this time he decided he would not shave. When we both got back to school he showed up at my house with a full on beard, I was totally disgusted. I told him that I would come over to his new apt later that night for a little catch up (if you know what I mean) but that the nasty facial hair had to be gone. Well I showed up, and he had made the bread into a even grosser goatee. I kindly told him that I would not kiss him or anything else if he didn't shave... He thought I was joking. After 20 minutes, he realized that I wasn't and he shaved it all off within a matter of minutes.
This let's you know how much I truly hate facial hair....
These are some of my much loved engagement shoot by Oeil Photography that was taken on the beach on NAS Pcola. The sun was setting and it was freezing, but totally worth it. I adore these pictures. You can fully appreciate how short I am in this picture.
Counting down the days....
"Uhhh... Mama? I'm eating here.." And if you know anything about pugs, you know not to get between a pug and his/her dinner. Pugs, well at least all I've ever met, are very food motivated.
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- Is anyone else excited???
- Mrs. Jetplane loves Ruffles..
- Quite a few... tears and glasses of champagne
- Jetplanes are back...
- These are the days to remember...
- Sorry to interrupt your puggie pleasures...
- Getting Back into the Swing of Things
- Dog Owners Beware...
- I'm back... as much as I can be...
- Thank you's all around
- Mrs. Jetplane heading home...
- Pug of the Week 5
- Excitement is building...
- Jetplanes back together again...
- Mr. Jetplane = Big Kid
- Reuniting... and it feels so good... or atleast it...
- Good Luck Mr. Jetplane
- What do Mrs. Jetplane and Valentino have in common...
- Mrs. Jetplane has a confession...
- Oh Monday.... How I Loathe You...
- Boys will be Boys??
- Kids today are idiots...
- Pug of the Week 4
- You know what tomorrow is...
- Its Britney Bitch...
- Prepare for Incoming...
- Cause I'm Easy....
- Mrs. Jetplane's Reading List
- Jetplanes Moving on Up to the East Side...
- Someone is a little emotional today...
- Vampires, Tigers, and Fairies... oh my...
- Mrs. Jetplane loves...
- Is anyone else living in Mustache March???
- Hello Weekend...
- Pug of the Week 3
- Its almost Friday...
- Question for the peanut gallery...
- Very Bad Lil Pug
- Jetplanes' Midwest Adventures...
- Wedding Blogs...
- Where in the world is... Mr. Jetplane?
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