Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Summer (Un)lovin'

Where has the summer gone? The back-to-school ads are on TV, yet I haven’t endured a single sunburn or mosquito bite on my fair Norwegian skin. (There’s still time!) I confess though, I love the cool weather we’ve been having in Minnesota.

It recently occurred to me that heat and humidity aren’t the only things that have been eluding me this summer. It’s wedding season right? But I haven’t had any weddings or bridal showers to attend in months. How can that be?! In fact, I haven’t been to a wedding all year. And I must say…I could totally get used to this!

Don’t get me wrong, I love almost everything about weddings. (Almost. This article nicely sums up the bouquet toss. Ugh!) I feel very blessed to have been witness to so many dear friends taking the plunge. But after eight or nine years of diamond engagement rings blinding me at most social gatherings, could it be I’m now reaching a turning point? Maybe these dancing feet of mine are finally catching a break—having already seen their majority of reception hokey pokeys and electric slides.

I don’t know exactly how I feel about this, or how long it will last. But for today, I’m enjoying the respite from Target’s Club Wedd kiosks (Do I go with the waffle maker or the pillow cases?) and the closet full of dresses (Has anyone at this wedding seen me wear this one before?). Ahhhh, summer.

Speaking of weddings, I would be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge our beloved Bachelorette Jillian, who last night in front of thousands of television viewers accepted a hideous ($60,000!) engagement ring from the guy with the green shorty shorts. Good luck Jilly. And Reid…call me.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

When did I become so lame?

I sure hope I’m not the only 30-year-old who suddenly feels the effects of aging. The latest evidence of this is when I try to go to concerts on “school nights” and I wake up early the next morning for work and feel like lead trying to pick myself up out of bed. Last night I saw The Fray in concert, and although it was a great concert, I just don’t think I can stay out late anymore when I have to work the next day. Lame. On top of that, thank God I wasn’t on the main floor, which was standing room only. I learned at a concert earlier this year that I can no longer enjoy myself if I have to stand shoulder to shoulder with enthusiastic concert goers for three different acts. Lame. And even when the main act is pumped up and yells "EVERYBODY ON YOUR FEET," I just...sit there...with the old people. I paid for this SEAT, I'm going to use it!

Besides my early bedtime needs and the wanting to sit down, I definitely helped to bring up the average age at this concert (which surprised me, ‘cuz it wasn’t like I was seeing the Jonas Brothers). Then, there were the girls sitting behind my husband who talked loudly during the entire opening act, and Phil had to turn around and tell them to be quiet. C’mon, people, we paid good money for these tickets to hear music – not your conversation. Crotchety. Old. Lame.

And these are just the examples in one night. Besides all that, suddenly I have to find face products that tackle both acne and “fine lines.” And I’m anticipating my first gray hair (thank God for highlights). And I actually have to watch what I eat (I know, some of you are thrilled that the skinny girl finally worries about the size of her thighs) and visit the doctor more than once a year. Lame.

How about you? No matter your age, what’s the weirdest or most uncomfortable thing you’ve noticed about getting older (physically, mentally, etc.)? Is it all downhill from here, or will I enjoy my adult years once I better embrace them? Okay, I’m getting sleepy…I guess it is already 8: 25 p.m. Time to start thinking about my comfy bed!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Welcome to our blog debut

Hi friends! During the course of many a conversation, people have said to us “you need to write about that.” I guess we like trying to make our boring lives and interests sound remotely interesting and relatable. So due to popular demand (if fewer than 10 people counts as “popular”) we’re finally entering the blogosphere together. To start, let’s set a few expectations…

Things you will see on this blog:

  1. Our take on pop culture
  2. Posts about music—from secular to sacred
  3. Things that deal with faith and life—two things we’re constantly trying to keep stuck together
  4. Stuff that makes us laugh (or may cause you to laugh at us)
  5. Snapshots of our random, daily lives to which we think you might relate
Things you won’t see on this blog:

  1. Girls gone wild (we’re pretty PG rated)
  2. Political debates (we’ll respect you if you respect us)
  3. Excessive personal bragging (if we do this, we’ll slap a warning label at the top)
  4. The latest trends in dairy farming (we’re city girls at heart, although we do love cheese and ice cream)
  5. Creepy stuff like this:

How does that sound? Worth reading? Let us know if there is something you want us to write about, and look for updates every week. Thanks for visiting; we look forward to your return.

~Jenny and Heather