Monday, August 31, 2009

Go Frogs!

SuperFrog is a finalist in the Capital One Mascot Challenge!! Voting started today and runs through December 14th. It's a playoff sort of situation - there are weekly matchups, the winners advance to the next round, and all that good sports stuff. :) You can vote once a day and track SuperFrog's progress in the standings to the left... Yep. I'm that cool.

Sure, SuperFrog may not be the cuddliest of all the mastcots, but nothing says "Team Spirit" quite like a reptile that shoots blood out of its eyes, right? Plus I love wearing purple. So come on y'all! Throw your Frogs up and vote!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Baby just say, "Yes."

I love Taylor Swift. Her music aside, everything about her is just stinking adorable. A co-worker tried to tease me about my cowboy boots and "y'all's" awhile back by calling me Taylor Swift... imagine his surprise when I squealed with delight and thanked him for the most fabulous of compliments! Jamie, LJ and I even got to meet her a few months ago at a Rolling Stone luncheon. Between her killer purple heels from Top Shop and her bubbly personality, I left plotting a master plan to become her new BFF...

So it's no surprise that when Taylor just Tweet-ed about "an awesome cover of Love Story" by a guy with a "beautiful voice," I clicked through immediately... and discovered this week's Happy Friday! Happy Video! Yessss...

The artist, Gabe, rewrote the lyrics of Taylor's "Love Story" so that it's from Romeo's perspective instead of Juliet's:
Juliet I'll save you, they'll never come between us
Just hold on and love is gonna free us
Don't be afraid, oh we'll make it through this
It's a love story... Baby, just say, "Yes."

The cute spin on the story, combined with Gabe's dreamy voice, pretty much made my heart melt... Sigh.

Hope you enjoy and Happy Friday!

Thursday, August 20, 2009


I've been bound and determined to have a great "Happy Friday! Happy Video!" post this week, since it's clearly been awhile. So when work got extra busy today, I've been extra sad about not having time to peruse the blogosphere to see what's out there and worthy of this oh-so-prestigious category...

Then, just a few minutes ago, at approximately 3:32 p.m., it hit me: Today. Is. Not. Friday.

Womp woooomp...

And now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to close my office door and shed a few (more) tears....

... Kidding. Kind of.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Where Does the Time Go?

I feel like a broken record because I seem to catch myself asking that question ALL the time, but I really have no idea where the weeks have gone. All of a sudden it's half-way through August! And as rumor has it, that means Fall is just around the corner... Out of control. This summer has been filled to the brim with more happy adventures and memories than I could ask for, but I just don't know how it's going by so fast... So, in an effort to make up for lost time/blogging, here's a quick (but far from complete) snapshot of the last couple months:
  • Confession: I've been cheating on one of my true loves... Starbucks. Sigh. I feel like I should have an big scarlet 'A' emblazoned across my chest, but Dunkin' Donuts Iced Coffee (large w/skim and three Splendas, please) is just so darn tasty and convenient on my morning walk to work.
  • Miss Bliss got maaaarried! I spent the last weekend of June with a handful of my dearest friends from college, celebrating with Laura and JJ at what was one of the most joyful and magical weddings you could hope for. Let's just say I've never been more thankful for waterproof mascara than I was during that ceremony...
The Jansens' First Dance

"The TCU Thetas" - Yes, we had a reserved row with the Bride's family :)

Theta Love
  • I recently got promoted! I'm loving my new account and role, even if it's meant a few more long days. Tune-in to History for a peek at some of the fun things I'll be working on now...
  • Thanks to a 22-week series at Apostles ("Wealth Redefined") and a 9-week Beth Moore study with some girlfriends, I've been diving deep into Ephesians and Esther lately. God has been teaching me some powerful lessons through these Books this summer. To say I'm thankful for the ways He continually opens my eyes and my heart through His Word and fellowship just doesn't seem to do it justice.
  • After three long years, I finally made it back to the Great Northwest. If you follow me on Twitter, you probably wanted to block me after the 287th or so Tweet about "L.O.V.E.-ing this!" and "L.O.V.E.-ing that!" but honestly... Words can't even begin to describe how happy my heart was during those 10 days. 10 days away for a much-needed break from the fast-paced life of NYC. 10 days with my parents, who I hadn't seen since Christmas. 10 days spent catching up with the friends I grew up with. 10 days surrounded by some of the most beautiful mountains, lakes and trees you'll ever see. To put it mildly, 10 days of... perfection:
All of the "kids" from the old neighborhood reenacting a game of Kick the Can at Stacey and Jason's beautiful wedding.

The view from Pastor John and Linda's house on Camano Island

One of many delicious trips to Victor's, my favorite coffee shop.

Pike Place Market

With my dad, shortly after I hugged the Space Needle. Not even kind of kidding... And not even kind of ashamed.
  • My roomie Renee and I found the most adorable new apartment and will be moving in just a few short weeks! Can. Not. Wait. Stay tuned for details about an Apartment Warming/Twister party like you've never seen before... And if you happen to know, or happen to be, a strong young man looking for a way to flex your muscles and would like to help us make the oh-so-short trek just three buildings down from our current place, we will gladly repay your services with baked goods. Or pizza. Or some other TBD delicious treat.
  • I've come to the conclusion that there is nothing as lovely as spending a New York summer evening with friends on a rooftop/patio/garden/[insert pretty much any outdoor venue here], and this season has seen plenty of those: Fireworks on the Fourth. Relaxing Wine & Cheese nights. Birthday BBQ's. Cosmos on the West Side... Oh! And don't even get me started on lazy days in Central or Madison Square Park - can't get enough of those either.
Patriotic for the Fireworks over the Hudson

"Then followed that beautiful season... Summer....
Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape
Lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood."
-Henry Wardsworth Longfellow