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Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day!

I enjoyed my day off from work at my family’s home poolside. We were enjoying the sunshine and our barbeque as we celebrated the unofficial start of Summer 2011 while remembering the service men and women who have served to make that possible.

My little sister and I, poolside.
Yum-yum! I ♥ Summer!

Daily Threads
Navy & White Polka dot strapless sundress – Clearance, Target
White Retro 50’s Cat eye sunglasses  – Clearance, Wal-Mart
Red, White & Blue Peace Sign Bikini
Boar’s Head Kosher Beef Hot Dog, Heinz Ketchup, Golden’s Spicy Brown Mustard…. yeah.

It was so disappointing. Saturday at work, while I was checking a mother and her 3 young children out of the clinic, I wished them a happy Memorial Day. One of her boys, about 6 years old, asks his mother “What’s Memorial Day?” to which this woman replied “Ummmm… gee. Actually, I don’t know.”

… …. …. …. Really?

I simply said to the boy “Memorial Day is when we remember and honor the men and women who have served and even given their lives for our freedom. So if you see someone who was in the Army, [for lack of and in depth explanation of all military branches], make sure you say thank you.”

The mother, obviously a bit embarrassed, and rightfully so, said “I guess it’s pretty bad that Mom didn’t know that”. and when I answered the boy’s question I wasn’t trying to embarrass to make her feel bad, but the kid definitely should know what memorial day is… and so should his mother.

But…… Summer 2011 is here!!!

This summer is going to be fantastic, and I’m so excited about this season’s trends!! I know I’ve been slacking on here this past month, but I’ve been doing my research and I have so many topics, trends, and how-tos to post very very soon!

Nicki’s Birthday

Tonight was the last “Fanfare to Murder” show. It was at another place in Jensen. The crowd was a quite lively. When I made my entrance, several audience members proclaimed “she was here last year!” and one gentleman even proceeded to wave at me from his table across the room. Then, when Casey made his entrance, an entirely different table from the opposite side of the room cheered “He was here last year too!” and that table broke out into applause for him… it was sweet, but a little crazy.

During the question answer period, one audience member accused some of the cast of stealing his wallet… ???… some of these people are really old. After the show, a bunch of friends, including most of the “Fanfare…” cast got together for Nicki’s birthday by her pool.

It was really cold out so I wore a couple of layers: I wore my nerdy owl sweatshirt (forever21) for the first time!

I stayed with the bright colors by adding my red peacoat (forever21) and new royal blue scarf! I also rocked the Uggs for the night. -I ended up also layering my Darth Vadar hoodie over top of it all. Here are some fun pics from the party.

Ronald, Bradly, and myself. I wish I could see these boys so much more often!

Ron, Nicki the Birthday Girl, Kacie, Me, Brad.

4th of July!!!

This year, for the 4th of July, “the roommates”: Casey, Kacie, J and I spent the day at J’s parent’s house is St Lucie West. Kacie and I painted our nails in the spirit of Independence day. We pretty much: drank an entire bottle of Patron (Casey and J were hardly helping Kacie and I with this at all!) Played some Pool Volleyball in the rain, watched the fireworks from the Mets Stadium and then blew some stuff up! Happy 4th of July!!! Here are some pictures from the days activities!

Poolside complete with hot dogs, hamburgers and margaritas!!

Check out my awesome flag nails as I chump down on this burger!

Yay! 4th of July toenails!!!
Poolside with Casey!
Kacie playing in the pool!

Me and My Pirate Margarita!! ‘Cause I’m a Pirate you know.

My Flag Cake!
The aftermath of our indulgences.
…still drinking.
Fireworks!