Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Arch Enemy of Household Cleanliness

So my sister has this pup named Gidget (gidgy for short)….
As a puppy

….And this pup is a real cutie!

But, she was saved from Pet Land and we thiiink she might be an in-bred pup.
You see Gidgy is not the brightest tool in the tool shed.
Example: We let her outside to go potty and she comes inside and….goes potty on the floor. We think she has a vendetta against my dad (or does my dad have a vendetta again Gidgy?)
Either way, Gidgy and Dad aren’t the best of friends.
Yesterday, while I was focusing on some work… I got this email from my dad with subject line:

“Arch Enemy of Household Cleanliness”

And this was the photo attached……  

With the photo caption “SheDevil”.

Gidgy has done it again. Her mission in life is to drive my dad crazy….and it’s working....

Monday, June 25, 2012

Monday...the not so "fun" Day

Ok, friends, I find Monday’s the hardest day to blog about. How am I supposed to share all of the joys of the weekend without boring my loyal readers?! There are so many things to sum up in one post! In a quest to find my blogging voice, I am going to use Monday’s to recap the top {five} parts of my weekend. So, here we go!
ComFest!  Each year, Columbus has its annual Community Festival and it is pretty much a big, peace/love/hippie/beer festival! There are so many eclectic people that go and not to mention, delicious fair food (mmm, fair fries!). It’s held in Goodale Park which is right by our apartment so it’s pretty convenient for us to go (not too convenient for those who have to drive though, parking is horrible). I would say Comfest is enjoyable for many people, but I understand that it’s not all. It is definitely something to go to at least once if you are in the Columbus area.
Comfest’s two slogans would be:
{Live Everyday the Comfest Way}
{Party with a Purpose}
My babe and me
The boys
Megan and I didn't get a picture because we were shoving our faces enjoying some fair fries and pulled pork sandwiches. 
Jason and I also picked up some goodies while we were there! I did not take pictures of the goods…blogger fail! But I got a super cute Ohio t-shirt (I’ll show that sometime soon), we grabbed some treats for Hannah and got some organic candles from “Candles with a Cause”. They smell DIVINE!

Megan and I participated in “Run with the Pack” event I talked about here. Megan summed up our experience so check her blog out to see pics and learn more about how we got involved with “Run with the Pack” and “Pets without Parents”.
Us and our pups!
Have I mentioned how much I love Columbus? Here are some pics from this weekend. This is part of the reason why I love this city so much.

I was a pool rat this weekend, was a rat for a few hours on Saturday and then was a rat once again yesterday.
One of the biggest complaints I have about our apartment is that we have to use a community laundry room. If you think trying to get the motivation to do laundry when you have a washer/dryer in your house is impossible, try getting the motivation when you have to walk outside, to a community area AND pay for your least favorite chore. It is just the worst. My motivation to do this chore comes when:
A. I run out of undies (tmi?)
B. when I stare at my closet full of those clothes that I never wear but can’t seem to get rid of. (you alllll know what I’m talkin’ about)
Aaaand the newest motivation….
C. our apt pool is RIGHT next to the laundry room. I get to lay-out AND get shiz done?! SCORE! Not too shabby of a chore anymore….until fall/winter/spring hit. Then the chore begins to suck again.
Love me some True Blood! HBO has sucked me into yet another show. I just started watching True Blood last year (I know, I know, late to jump on the bandwagon) but I am loving it! It’s crazy, suspenseful and my SVU man, Detective Stabler, joined the cast this year and let’s just says, I’m not hating it. Watching True Blood is a great way to end my weekend and prepare me for the upcoming week that will probably suck me dry of life (j/k, just had to add that vampirish pun in there).

Overall, it was a great weekend and I’m already looking forward to the next (Kenny Chesney/Tim McGraw concert, here I come!!)

What did you do this weekend?!

Friday, June 22, 2012

That’s Funny Friday

I’m linking up with Audra from “A Little Bit of Rain” for some Friday funnies!

I can’t deny that I am a total TV and sitcom GEEK. I love anything from HBO’s new comedy Veep to my favorite, Parks and Rec. So for today’s “That’s Funny Friday”, I’m going to be sharing some of my favorite tv shows. Enjoy!
I LOVE the new HBO comedy Veep. It stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus as the VP of the USA. I like to think of her character as being loosely based on what the VP office would be like if Sarah Palin was running it....hilarious.

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Parks and Rec is definitely one of my all time favorite shows. Every character is absolutely hysterical. Tom Haverford (Aziz Ansari) is my favorite character, here is a clip of his own language:

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"Those are some Bone Thugs-N-Harmoniums, right here."

Cannot forget The Office (the Michael Scott days):
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Probably my favorite scenes ever, that scene or the one where Jim wraps Dwight's desk for Christmas (below).

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Interview Techniques 101
Aaaaand finally, Modern Family....

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There are so many other great shows out there but those are just a few of my favorites. Hope you enjoyed and have a great weekend!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Dad's 50th Birthday

This past weekend, we celebrated my wonderful father’s 50th birthday! My mom throws amazing parties and this was no different. We had a great time celebrating with all of our family.. The pictures will speak for themselves J

Beef on the spit…yum!

My Dad, Bub, and Big Bubs

Brandon and Audra

Some Nanner kisses

My loves

Lamb on the spit…again, yummm

The bar

The sista

My mom's garden

The boo


The parents :)

Uncle Joe + Bubs

Lovin' on big bub

We had such a fabulous time! I love getting to go home. With how busy life gets, it’s hard to make it back to Youngstown for some family time so I cherish each and every second of it.

Title Change!

Notice any changes in this little blog of mine?? I got a new name! *high five*
The bestie and I were sitting around watching tv last night while the guys were being active and rock climbing and I said “Hey, should I change my blog title since in a few weeks I will no longer be a “newlywed”? We decided that I should then the hard part came when we had to THINK of a name. How in the world was I going to think of something!? I could barely think of “It’s a Newlywed Life” let alone a whole new blog title. The challenges of life, right? Anyways, luckily Megan is super creative and came up with “Young Love and the City” and I knew that just HAD to be my new title. I ended up dropping the “Young” in the name because I hope to have this blog for the long haul and as much as I hate to admit it, I’m not going to be young forever! So rather than risk the chance of changing this little blog’s name again, I just made it “Love + the City”.
So many (or just two) of you may wonder “Hey, what’s the meaning behind the name?” Well folks, it’s pretty simple. The hubs and I are in love (sappy romance) and we LOVE living in downtown Columbus, hence “Love + the City”. We live in the Victorian Village/Short North area in Columbus and could not be more in love with the area. We have sacrificed potentially having a newer/nicer apartment in the suburbs of C-bus for a small, not so nice apartment right in the city and it is perfect for us.

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So, cheers the new blog title! Maybe one day if I get real into blogging I’ll have someone fancy it up for me! But for now, you’ll have to deal with my photoshop/paint shop art. ;)

Monday, June 18, 2012

Run with the Pack!

Run With the Pack

This Saturday, Megan and I will be participating in the “Run with the Pack” 5k which benefits the Pets without Parents Animal Shelter. We love participating in charity run/walks and now we can with our pups, Hannah and Gunner, which makes it even better! Even if you don’t have a pup to walk with, you are more than welcome to join and support this great, no-kill animal shelter.

Here are the details:
Date: Saturday, June 23, 2012
Place: Scioto Audubon Metro Park on the Whittier Peninsula of the Scioto River, 395 W. Whittier Street, German Village. We will be by the dog park - turn off Whittier Street to Maier Place, which ends at the dog park (see park map and MapQuest map)
Distance: 5K race and 1 mile fun run/walk
Course Maps: Click here for the 5K course and the 1 mile course
Time: On-Site Registration starts at 7:30AM. Run starts promptly at 8:30AM (rain or shine).

About “Pets without Parents”:
Pets without Parents, founded in June of 2001, is a non-profit, no-kill, all-breed shelter for dogs and cats.
Their mission is to place every pet that enters our shelter into a loving, permanent home; to motivate our local community to support our shelter, its no-kill mission, and spay-neuter efforts through donation, volunteer, and adoption opportunities...until every pet goes home.

We LOVE our shelter pups and can’t wait to support this amazing cause. If you’re interested, join Team Han-Gun! (aren’t they the cutest??)

Friday, June 15, 2012

Guess who's back...

Back again? Shady's back, tell a friend.
(had to get that out of my system...)

So, whoa, guess who made a comeback to blogland. This girl *thumbs pointing to me*
Cuuute, right? ;)

Ok, ok, here is a “normal” me
I haven’t posted anything since, hmm, about the January time frame? Wowzers (yep, I just said that). So the reasons for my hiatus are:
A.      I really didn’t don't have the time to post everyday and I thought you had to to be a blogger. 
B.      Most everything I do is with this girl (my bff) and she blogs about our adventures AND she is really good at blogging soooor I'll just be linking to her blog when we do cool shiz that you might want to hear about (which is everyday, duh)!
C.      I suck at blogging (see below for explanation)
So why start up again? Well for one, I love reading people’s blogs. It’s a good way to learn about other people from around the Columbus area (and find good activities to do with my hubby and friends!). I also love learning about people from other states, seeing what they are like and learning that people from Utah, Texas, Kentucky, etc really aren’t that different from me (except for the occasional “ya’ll” and cowboy boot outfits) aaaaand because I feel like a total creep when I know a lot about other bloggers and they don’t know I exist (that puts me at the TOP of creeper status, all I’m missing are some binoculars) so I feel like I should give this blog thing another go and give others a chance to get to know me!
Another reason of why I stopped is because I felt like a blogger fail. I didn’t don’t think I am all that good about expressing myself through writing. I have a big background in blogging/writing but that was in sports so when it comes to writing about me, I suck. I set so many “rules” about how a blogger should blog but then I thought to myself, there are no rules to blogging. It is my own blog and whether people read it or not is not a goal for me. My goal is to create a “diary” of sorts for me to look back on and reminisce. Don’t get me wrong, I would loooove for some people to find me interesting enough to read, but that isn’t my #1 goal.
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So, here is my first post on my take-two blog.

Have a great weekend everyone!

PS - Should I change my blogger name since in about a month I will no longer be a "newlywed"??.....let's not get ahead of ourselves, here. I just got back into the swing of things ;).

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