Thursday, September 15, 2011

gunning for ya

I'm sick this week.  Like real sick.  Went to the hospital kind of sick.  So all I have to say is, since it's Thursday, my favorite tv show day...

I love me some Project Runway.  Happy Friday Eve!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

dally in the alley

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This past Saturday DJ and I went to Dally in the Alley which is a street fair in downtown Detroit that features local vendors and music.  It's a great way to open your ears to new up and coming bands and musicians, uncover lots of vintage treasures and find some rad custom "Detroit" paraphernalia.

snake wrangler
LPs $1
we came to see The Hounds Below
we came...we saw...we conquered

Until next year Dally.

"When I saw you I fell in love and you smiled because you knew." William Shakespeare

Monday, September 12, 2011

that's amore

We reflected on our first eleven months of marriage on Friday night at dinner at our favorite little Italian place in downtown Plymouth, Nico and Vali.  At this point we visit them so regularly they know us by name.  We ran through the rain drops and sat at our favorite high top table and talked about how much can change in one year, how much we've been through and best yet, how much we've accomplished.  I've said from the beginning that marriage is team work and I swear I found the best team mate possible. 

more rain...

It was just the start to a busy weekend and today marks the start of a busy week.  Happy Monday suckas!

"Let your past make you better not bitter."

Saturday, September 10, 2011


It's been eleven months since David James and I tied the knot.  Holy moly.  I can't believe how quickly the first year is going by.  I have been married to my best friend for almost one year and I still feel just as lucky as I did last year on that beautiful day.  I'm forever grateful for him.

"I'll be there for you to wish, to want, to wander, to find the sun through rain and thunder. - Jasmin (Aladdin)

Thursday, September 8, 2011

under my umbrella

It's raining, it's pouring and this old man is snoring.


The rain has a way of washing all my motivation away.  Everything is gray and it makes me feel blue, but not a pretty blue, more like a washed out faded blue. 

Boogie and I fell asleep last night around 9pm.  No one feels like playing.  So, we called it a night early but not  before making a little comfort food. 

I made delicious chocolate chip cookies while DJ made dinner.  Sometimes I feel guilty when leaving my house messy including dishes in the sink, eating "bad" food, not taking the dogs for a walk and getting into bed before 8pm, but this was not one of those times.  Rain, rain, go away and come back never.

"Everybody wants happiness, nobody wants pain, but you can't have a rainbow without a little rain."

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

labor day lazy

Well did you notice? It's officially Ginger Bloom and don't you love it? Thanks to my awesome and amazing dear friend Marianne, who has not one but two of the best blogs, took over this here blog and made it look so fricken awesome!  She's the best.

I took a little snoozer from blogging.  One, because I felt like it.  Two, because I was feeling a little bit crummy.  And, three, because it was my birthday week/month and dang it, I had more important things to do.  (like eat cake and ice cream while drinking champagne)

This week though, I'm starting off with the end of summer.  Did you want to cry yourself back to sleep when you woke up yesterday morning to the freezing cold temps? (freezing = 55-60 degrees)  I did.  I wept loudly as I walked from our bedroom to our hall closet and grabbed a hoodie and then wept even louder as I walked into the guest room and grabbed an extra comforter and then sulked back into our bed proclaiming my hatred for all you fall weather wishers out there.  I mean I love the fall too, but summer is never long enough and fall only leads to snow and the dreaded winter.

Labor Day weekend is the unofficial end to summer, but it truly seemed like the ACTUAL end to the warm weather season.  Saturday was nice and warm, hot in fact.  DJ and I went to downtown Royal Oak for Arts, Beats and Eats and sweated ourselves to death.  I enjoyed the beats very much, not so much the arts and the eats were okay.  Well let me take that back, the eats at Comet Burger were ah-ma-zing, and so was the frozen banana dipped in chocolate and nuts (that I did not get a picture of because of a combination of eating it asap and the torrential downpour that ensued about 10 seconds after I got it)

The aforementioned downpour led to The Bloomingburg household being without power.  Our neighborhood is old and the power lines are as well apparently.  I swear if the wind blows above a small breeze our power gets knocked out, so after the craziness of Saturday's storm we pulled in to our drive way to discover no power.  Thankfully the in-laws were out of town and we were able to go get their generator and use it to power the very essentials. (tv, cable, dvd player and the fridge)  In these types of situations a lilly pad is necessary.  What is lilly pad you ask?  A lilly pad is when you drag out a mattress and lay it in the middle of your living room and basically be vegetables.  You lay on the lilly pad, eat on the lilly pad, watch tv on the lilly pad, make love on the lilly pad (too much?).  I love when we do this.  It reminds me of when we first moved in together.  It was a rainy Friday and I had been working all day and was not a happy camper about also having to move all night/weekend.  We moved for hours, my legs were sore and bruised and it started to get dark.  We had this insanely large, older style flat screen that weighed a ton and I tried my darnedest to help move it, but it just tore up my fingers and left giant welts on my thighs.  It had to be moved in that day because our cable had to be installed that day or we were going to have to wait until the following week.  We lived on the second floor in an apartment complex that had private entrances and luckily a neighbor saw us struggling and offered to help.  After lots of effort and muscle the gigantic tv was moved in.  We had hardly any other furniture moved in and there was no way we were going to be able to get the couch or anything else in that night, so we plopped the mattress in the middle of the living room in front of our enormous tv, ordered pizza and rubbed our sore muscles.  It was nothing fancy, in fact the exact opposite, and I loved every minute of it.  I live for moments like these that make the best memories after the fact.

I hope your weekend was full of memory making moments.

"It's one of life's bitterest truths that bedtime so often arrives just when things are really getting interesting." Lemony Snicket