Hollow Folk photo shoot

I had the irresistible urge to yell, "Train!!!"


Easter Wreath

While roaming around the lofts looking for the doormat somebody swiped from Derek's apartment we came across this beauty. It is the most obnoxious wreath I have ever seen in my life. It is sooo huge this woman must have had to solder it to the door to get it to stay. It was a dark hallway and all I had was my camera phone so it's really hard to tell, but the wreath consists of huge flowers with Easter eggs and little bunnies all over it. In the middle is a cross that you can't really see because it has been covered with flowers, too. It's just priceless and it was too good for me to not share.


Dear Blog,

I am sorry I neglect you so much. I will do much better this time.


Halloween pictures!

Better late than never. Unfortunately Chase had to close on Halloween. I went and hung out with my family. We took the girls trick or treating and watched the Wizard of Oz on Blu Ray. It was awesome! A few days before was my parents anniversary and they went out to dinner and I was the babysitter. So the girls and I carved some pumpkins. Well....I carved and they watched Casper. But the end results were pretty cool!!

The Oogie Boogie pumpkin is my favorite!


Grey's Anatomy

So I've been too busy to keep up with my good friends at Seattle Grace. But I'm taking some time out of doing productive things to catch up. I'm only on episode two of the season and I started to lose some faith when aliens in stomachs was mentioned. (Its not as crazy as it sounds now that I've watched a little more.) But they won me back with this little gem:


Need some lovin...

Between work, school, and everything in between, life has been really suckie. So I found this awesome website that has been cheering me up for like two days.
Some of my favorites:


And the Rain Rain Rain Came Down Down Down....

I don't know how many Pooh-lovers there are out there, but when I was a kid Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day was the bees knees! Today I woke up and it was like I was in that movie.

All I could find was a Swedish version of this song! lol! While the voices of Pooh and Piglet are beyond wrong the song is hilarious!
It rained, and rained, and rained. Last night I was walking down the hall and almost slipped and busted my ass on the floor.....because there was a leak in the roof. But it wasn't just dripping out of the roof, it was leaking down the whole 17ft. wall and gathering in a puddle on the floor. So we put a towel under it and went to bed. When I got up this morning I went to check on it and it had become a giant puddle that extended down the hall and into the laundry room. As it turns out, a majority of the puddle was from a leak in the roof right outside our door in the hall and that had overflowed under our door in the night and joined up with puddle in our hallway. Well, we soaked some up with our dirty towels, but we don't have a mop (and no, we aren't gross and never clean the floors, we use a swiffer mop). So we decided to go down to the office and ask Annette for a mop. We get down to the office (which is in the basement) and Annette is freaking out! She has traded in her signature super skinny cat walk heels for tennis shoes and she's running around answering phones and trying to use a wet vac. The office was flooded! Big time. So there was nothing she could do to help us at the time, but she told us the hotel across the street flooded and they were rescuing people by boat. This hotel is farther away from the river than our apartments, it just happens to sit in a little dip in the land that gathered a lot of runoff. So Chase and I were like "awesome"! We went to check it out. School got cancelled because campus was flooded and we went exploring. The river had flooded the entire park! It was the craziest thing I've ever seen.

I'm hoping the water doesn't make it up the hill into our parking lot, because from there its a straight shot to the apartments, but I'm really hoping the rain keeps up and there's no school Wednesday!! (crosses fingers) Anyway, long story short, I was gonna talk about H.G. Wells' birthday being...well now yesterday.....but I was sidetracked with the floods. So perhaps tomorrow you can hear all about how great Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds music was. And no, I'm not kidding. I loved it.


I know.....

....I'm horrible. In my defense I've been really busy. There have been some big changes in the last couple of months. Most importantly (and time consuming) we have finally moved into our new apartment. I have to say it's deliciously gorgeous and I should really have taken pictures, but I haven't gotten around to it yet. So you'll have to settle for some I found online. We live in the Canton Mill Lofts. They were built in 1924 as a cotton mill. They made denim. Our roommate Derek's great-grandmother actually worked in the mill when she was about 12-13. She used to ride the train down and live there throughout the week (they had a bunch of houses for the workers across the street from the mill) and then go home for the weekends. Crazy! But now they are lovely loft apartments with spiral staircases and exposed brick and steel. I love how they decided to keep as much of the original building as possible. The brick, steel, and concrete floors are so cool. Although we did have to sign a paper warning us of the dangers of lead paint, lol.

This is the apartment from the back where the pool and parking lot is located. The main entrance is on the other side of the pool.

This is a floor plan of our apartment. The first room on the left is the laundry room. Derek has the downstairs bedroom and Chase and I have the loft. We have huge 17 foot ceilings and 12 foot windows so there's a lot of light. Our apartment has a view of the courtyard which we were really exicted about. It's a lot quieter. And we did meet the neighbors across the courtyard from us because it's impossible not to see each other once in a while. They are both very nice jazz musicians.
Also, unfortunately, school has started back. Bleh! So we've been very busy trying to move, paint, unpack, decorate, study, do homework, and watch True Blood. There is also a very nice park and the entrance to it is also the entrance to our parking lot. So it's impossible not to go out and ride our bikes through the park on a nice night. If we really don't want to go back in we might venture into town a little. But I'm excited that fall is beginning to peek it's head around the corner. The nights have been a little cooler. The stores are starting to stock Halloween stuff and I just can't wait to decorate!! I might not be able to wait until October. But I'll try to get some pictures up before (and after) I decorate. I have to go or I'm going to be late for class, but I will start posting again. And they won't be quite as boring as this one....I hope.


Father's Day

Father's Day is over and done, but it was a nice one. I got my dad a Led Zeppelin concert on Blu Ray and Slumdog Millionaire on Blu Ray. He seemed pretty pleased. I didn't get to spend as much time with him as I would have liked. Chase had to work and couldn't bring me to Dad's till he got home and then when he came to pick me up (after visiting his Dad) he didn't wanna stick around because he'd been working all day. But I should be spending more time with him in a couple weeks when he takes me to Savannah to help me find a place to live down there. So anyway, thanks Dad for being so awesome.

In other father's day news I came across this beautiful and touching website:
Days With My Father
This man had to help care for his father after his mother died. His father had short term memory loss and was a little confused about things. It was such a touching story about the love between a father and his son. I highly recommend checking it out even if you aren't a huge fan of sappy stories. I am certain you will read this website from beginning to end.


Our fun date day

Well, as I mentioned in my last blog, Chase and I have not had a lot of time together lately. So we decided to take some time for just the two of us and do something fun. We rarely go to the movies because after buying two tickets we could own the movie for the same price when it comes out. However, nothing beats seeing a movie in theaters. I find this to be especially true when it comes to horror movies because of the giant screen and excruciatingly loud speakers. So we decided to go see Drag Me To Hell. Wow......wow.......and did I mention wow? That movie was great! The casting was just perfect.

Alison Lohman was completely adorable and endearing. I figured it would have a couple jump scenes and a lot of laughs, but goodness gracious I was like on the edge of my seat for the whole movie. I think it had been so long since Chase had seen a horror movie in theaters he was grasping at my arm and whimpering like a little girl. It was awesome. I think we may go see it again when it comes out at the dollar theater. Then we went shopping to get new bathing suits for the summer. So the next day we put our suits to good use and went to Lake Conasauga.

We took a walk around the lake and then we went swimming. Chase's mom made this giant sandwiches with homemade bread and melty cheese for dinner. It was a perfect day. :-)