Thursday, February 10, 2011

Babies Babies Everywhere, In Defense of Tibet, Don't Test These Besties

Thanks you guys! I loved the coats! And true story, I should have mentioned this, I was SHOCKED at the major PR blunder that was the Groupon commercials during the Superbowl. I mean really? Highlighting and dismissing the Tibetan people's plight to sell deals? Awwwwkkkwwarrrrddd. I did hear that proceeds go to the organizations they exploited to sell coupons... too bad they didn't announce it in their commercials! Here's the ad in case you missed it:
Not much else is up over here. As you know yesterday was all work and no play, no workouts, but of course fabulous coats for FABULOUS prices. I headed straight home from work to 3 beers. Yes, met Austin in the kitchen and had 3 beers while talking to my boss about yet ANOTHER ridiculous request being made of me and my team. SIGH. After the beers I did some stuff for ME - a long shower, a happy movie (Toy Story 2) and time with the family - YAY!

Today was just work, work, work. Work through lunch - crazy busy day. SIGH. However, tomorrow i'm off work. Remember these ladies? My besties: Emily, Megan and Lindsey. Back story reminder: I’ve been friends with Megan since I was 5, Em since I was 14 and Lindz since I was 16, and all of us were on dance line together in high school. In college, I lived with Megan through all of undergrad, and Em lived with us for two years. After college we all split up – me to Atlanta, Megan to Enterprise, Alabama, (our hometown), Lindsey to Brunswick/St. Simons, Gerogia, and Emily to D.C./Virginia. However, we work hard to stay in touch and see each other when we can (also, a special thank you to email, text messaging and facebook!). We were also all in each other's weddings:
October 2007 at Lindsey's Wedding (l-r: Em, Meags, Lindz, and Me)

February 2008 at My Wedding (l-r: Meags, Me, Em, and Lindz)

May 2009 AT Megan's wedding (l-r: Lindz, Meags, Me and Em)
October 2010 at Emily's Wedding (l-r: Me, Em, Meags and Lindz)

Here's why i'm off work... one of us has had a baby! Megan's baby Ava has arrived so we're all flying/driving over to meet her and spend the weekend together!
Isn't Ava PRESH?! Love - can't wait to see little bit in person, and of course to be reunited with my besties!!

Q: Are your friends having babies yet?! I know some of you are like no... I don't even go to weddings yet, then I know some of you are like Samma and EVERYONE is making babies it seems! For me - i'm probably 50/50 - some are on the path, some are on the way to the path - and some have taken another path. I'm so happy for everyone, baby path or not, ,but am of course LOVING meeting these little people who I know will be just as amazing as my friends.

Q: Groupon Commercial: Funny or wrong? I think it was highly unnecessary. It was like BURRRRNNN. And great to give proceeds, but why not announce that? I don't know - I just think they want too far.

17 comments:

Erica said...

Such WELL deserved time off! Hope you have a blast. Ava is BEAUTIFUL! At first, I thought we were going to be the only ones having a baby (out of my & Josh's groups of friends). Turns out, three other couples in Josh's group of friends are all pregnant and due around the same time we are- craziness! <3

One Healthy Apple said...

What a sweet baby picture and I loved seeing you and all of your friends through all the weddings- it's so nice you have such great friends.

None of our close friends are having babies and we are one of the first married couples as well. I guess people take things at their own pace, including us!

Mica said...

I didn't see the groupon ad. (I was too busy stuffing my face full of desserts to see the ads.)

I have some acquaintances (not friends) who are having babies. I know through Facebook. It freaks me out.

Heather (Where's the Beach) said...

enjoy your day off and time with your besties!

Lee said...

It seems like all my friends have kids now! Well, not all, but a lot of them do.

Definitely an awkward commercial.

Tyler said...

I love the name Ava! It's so stinking adorable! I hope you have an awesome time with the ladies!

Lea @ Healthy Coconut said...

Among my close friends, there have been weddings every year. After the wedding, the couple usually have their first baby the year after. So yes, a few friends are not having babies while there are also some that are still single and don't see marriage in their future yet.

I love seeing sweet baby pictures, that's a really cute and sweet one. I assume it was professionally taken? If not, I wish I can take pictures like that :)

Gabriela said...

I love the wedding pics...so fun that you were all in each others'!

I just found out that the first girl from my HS class is pregnant. I'm actually kind of surprised that only 1/84 girls has become a mom by age 21....that sounds horrible, but I guess that's good!

Hope said...

I love this story about you and your friends and seeing the wedding pictures! So cute! I love that picture of Ava! She is beautiful. Have fun this weekend! :)

My closest friend just had a baby in December. We met the baby last weekend. I cannot get enough of her! I love babies :)

hbobier said...

Awwe! What an adorable baby! Have a great time with your girls, and enjoy the time off!

Kacy said...

You know I think they're so wrong. There are more now, and each one just shocks me. I guess it's good that they're donating to the charity but you'd think they could footnote that or something.

Ava is adorable!

Samma said...

Ha! I read your question, and thought "good lord yes!" then saw the shout out! It's weird though because it's mainly Knoxville girls. Most of my best friends from college are no where close to baby making. Maybe because ATL is such a big city? I don't know. . .

Kerr said...

enjoy your weekend! I love all the pictures of yall at each other's weddings. so great!

Heather (Where's the Beach) said...

enjoy your day off and time with your besties!

Kerr said...

enjoy your weekend! I love all the pictures of yall at each other's weddings. so great!

Hope said...

I love this story about you and your friends and seeing the wedding pictures! So cute! I love that picture of Ava! She is beautiful. Have fun this weekend! :)

My closest friend just had a baby in December. We met the baby last weekend. I cannot get enough of her! I love babies :)

Tyler said...

I love the name Ava! It's so stinking adorable! I hope you have an awesome time with the ladies!