I am so ready for this weekend that I decided to start the weekend early by taking a half day at work. I know since I am the "Cube Queen" I will be missed but I think that my co-workers can manage...haha. The BF has been out of town on business since Sunday and he got back into town last night. I was super excited for him to be home but my excitement was curtailed by the fact that I had to pick up Hagan (aka the dog) at the pet suites. I am thankful that the BF is aware that I couldn't handle the dog on my own and he automatically takes her to Up-Town Hounds. Up-Town Hounds is more or less a Ritz Carlton for dogs. Literally the tile floor in the lobby is beautiful and the gift shop resembles any of the cute shops in Lexington. I admit I was nervous about being alone in the car with her, I mean she is totally harmless but she gets so excited that she can be a bit wild. She pretty much walked me out to the car (literally at one point I almost lost my balance trying to slow her down...pure comedy) and was super hyper/whiny once we got in the car. **Side Note: I had taken back my rental car (aka the police cruiser) about an hour before and I am very thankful that Hagan wasn't going to be a passenger because what happens next would have been not so good.** I called the BF and told him that things were good and things were in tact. We were stopped at a stoplight and not even thinking I look down and dear sweet Hagan has used the bathroom in the front seat of my car, (only #1, no #2.... I think I would have died if she had pooed in my car). She looked at me as if nothing was wrong and then turns away. I couldn't get mad because its not like I could scold her (not that she would have listened to me anyway) because we were in the middle of downtown traffic. All I could do was say, "OMG, this is not happening..." and obviosuly it didn't affect Hagan because she went back to whining and enjoying her surroundings.
Friday, July 30, 2010
Posted by Daily Days of MKH at Friday, July 30, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
Happy Monday! I hope everyone has had a relaxing weekend and a good start to the week. It was another scorcher here in Lexington this weekend and I spent most of the weekend inside with the A/C. I made a visit to the hair fairy on Friday afternoon for some much needed attention and I am so glad that I did. My roots looked super gross and my eyebrows looked like they had almost grown together (not really but in my mind they were AWFUL).
Last week I had decided that I was only going to work half day on Friday so I could enjoy some pool time before the weekend crazies invaded my outdoor solitude. Armed with my McDonalds Sweet Tea (Sonic was on the other end of town and the pool was calling my name...) I headed to pool and it was very relaxing. I usually don't like socializing while lounging by the pool, I much prefer to lose myself in a celebrity magazine/people watching behind my dark sunglasses. Being that most professional people were at work I thought that I wouldn't have any distractions or rude people to deal with. I ended up getting in the pool soon after getting there because it was so hot. As I was standing in the water about to get out I feel someone peck on my shoulder. My initial reaction was it was some sort of bug so I ignored it. Then I heard this sweet little voice, I turned around and floating behind me (in the cutest ruffle bathing suit and matching hat I had ever seen... literally) was my new friend, and her name was Mallory. Little blond Mallory (not to be confused with my sister Mallory) was 2 years old (she invited me to her 3rd birthday party which is in August, she doesn't know when, but a general idea is better than no idea at all) and possibly the cutest child ever. She was so mannerly and I ended up playing in the water with her for the rest of the afternoon. Her mother was also playing too (at first I thought, "Where is this child's mother?") but she was more concerned with her other child who was running wildly and having problems following the rules. After a almost an hour and a half in the water I had to leave and Mallory asked her mom if she could go with me. Kids say the craziest things but I enjoyed my afternoon with little Mallory.
My somewhat enjoyable afternoon ended there. After leaving the pool I headed home to change clothes to go to my hair appointment and when I get in the car and start driving all of the dials and such start making the craziest noises and the computer in the dash is reading, "Transmission, Over Temp," & "Perform Service Immediately." Please remember that I purchased my car 6 weeks ago and was totally flipping out while this happening, (I would have tried to take a picture, but I am all about safe driving and all...). I ended up going to the dealership, but I was so nervous while on the way there I ended up turning off the A/C (yes it was 95+ degrees outside) for fear that I was going to do more damage. In theory that sounded very smart and logical but in reality I could have ridden with the A/C going and it wouldn't have made a difference. After getting to the dealership I walked in the front door completely flustered, (I was in my bathing suit and terry cloth cover-up, and the BF was at work so I was on my own) once I got inside they asked all sorts of questions like "Who sold me the vehicle?" and they kept asking me to explain the problem. Eventually I became irritated and handed them the keys and told them they could look as the dash lights were still flashing and the beeps were still beeping. Long-story short, I am now driving a Dodge Charger, which resembles a KY State Trooper car. I have never had a rental car of my very own and I assumed that it would be like staying in a hotel. Its all fun, new and exciting but its not, and its almost like a vacation, but its not.
I made it to my hair appointment about 15 minutes late and my hair fairy thought that it was quite comical when I told her the story of my afternoon. When I walking into the salon I noticed a gentleman walking toward me with what looked like a can of hairspray. When I got closer I noticed that he was spraying his face with this can and I was like, "OMG, what is he doing? Hairspray kills the Earth (so they say...) so it can't be good for your face." I know now that it wasn't hair spray but rather Evian in an aerosol can. Apparently people carry Evian in a can to mist themselves when it gets hot. I was shocked and taken aback, thats a bit much.
Posted by Daily Days of MKH at Monday, July 26, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Happy Thursday... I know that it is Thursday but I figured whats better than a weekend recap on a Thursday? Since it is almost the weekend I thought that I would share some photos from last weekend (Nashville Part#2). The BF and I had a great (but rushed) time traveling to the great state of TN (home of Dolly Parton, Country Music and 9% sales tax...) and I wish we could have stayed longer. It was my second weekend in a row to make the trip but it was worth it.
On Saturday the BF and I met up with Klay (my cousin) and Taylor (his GF) who both live in Nash. We figured what better way to see the sights and fun stuff (I grew up about 35 miles north of Nashville, but the extent of my Nash knowledge is limited to restaurants, the airport, and the shopping malls) than with two true Nashvillians, (Klay also grew up in the land of dial-up Internet and two lane roads but he made a quick exit after high school, so I guess he is a TN transplant...). Klay promised that he wouldn't take us anywhere country music related so I was excited for anything. We ended up going to the FRIST Museum of Visual ART, and it was really neat. They had a Christian Dior exhibit that showcased clothing and styles throughout the decades. Photography wasn't allowed inside the museum (what kind of place says no to pictures...I thought that I would mention that this photo would be appearing on my blog but then I thought of the whole copyright/infringement issues that I could bring on myself so I decided against it...) so we had to make do and take pics outside. Please be warned it was HOT HOT HOT and my hair is a HOT HOT HOT mess.
Posted by Daily Days of MKH at Thursday, July 22, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
I apologize for being an inconsistent blogger this week. I have been busy trying to get ready for Nashville PART2 this weekend and trying to get my apartment in order. I was gone this past weekend and I feel like when I came back on Sunday Hurricane MKH had blown threw the apartment and left dishes in the sink and unfolded laundry in the dryer. I never like to leave home without things put away and finished and this week I have had to play catch up from not having done my "Cinderella" duties last weekend. Having over exerted myself cleaning and being somewhat domestic I thought that some MKH time was in overdue and decided that I would treat myself to a pedicure and a Sonic Happy Hour beverage (Sweet Tea of course...).
I went and got a pedicure yesterday afternoon and I looked at the colorful selection but I wasn't too sold on anything fun and bright. I always look forward to the cooler months so I can wear the darker nail colors. I like the really dark (Midnight in Moscow and Vodka & Caviar by OPI are my go-to winter dream colors) almost black polish (not Gothic...let me be clear). Being that it is 90+ degrees and sunny outside I didn't feel that sporting super dark nails was appropriate so I opted for the basic french. I also thought that being that the BF and I are going to a bridal shower (for the bride and groom, I wouldn't ask the BF to go if it was a fufu girly shower... AND its being catered by a Mexican restaurant so I'm sure he won't be complaining...) it may be a bit much to show up with Halloween/Dead of Winter on my fingers and toes. It was relaxing and it got me thinking about fall and how I am kind of over this whole heat wave mess. I have been perusing the online catalogs of some of my favorite stores and I found a few items that will be making their way into my closet once Mr. Sun begins to sneak away. Several stores don't even have their FALL clothes out but I bet they will be swapping swimsuits for sweaters very soon.
Posted by Daily Days of MKH at Friday, July 16, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend, my weekend was a complete BLUR. I feel like it takes the weekend forever to finally make it and when it finally does its gone so quickly. This weekend as mentioned in my last post was my dear friend Catherine's bachelorette party. She is getting married in August and I am super excited. It was so nice to see everyone and just laugh like old times (WOW...that sounds completely OLD...). We had a great time and it was sad to leave on Sunday morning.
Before leaving on Saturday I met the BF at the vet for Hagan's (the dog) annual checkup. As I have posted many times before I wasn't exactly excited about the whole idea of the BF having a dog but I soon got used to it when I realized that she wasn't going anywhere and now I feel like she isn't so bad. I think I may "like" her (but don't tell the BF or Hagan) and I am still getting used to whole idea of an animal in the house thing. Anyway, on Saturday the BF called and asked if I wanted to go with him to the vet. Never having been to a vet's office I decided I could be there for moral support and it wasn't as bad as I had thought. I was totally expecting the inside of the clinic to smell like a wet dog and there to be unruly animals all sickly and such. Granted, it was a nice office but I am not counting down the days till I get to go back, I think I may not be a vet person. While we were in the exam room Hagan looked not so happy so I decided that I would snap a few photos (I mean what dog doesn't want a camera in their face and a blonde girl saying SMILE...).
Posted by Daily Days of MKH at Monday, July 12, 2010
Friday, July 9, 2010
Its finally the weekend! I know that I only worked 3 days this week but that was 3 too many. I got so spoiled with having the long weekend and adding an extra vacation day, I wish I could do that every week. As short as my week was the weekend couldn't get here soon enough.
Thursday July 8th was the hottest day of the year in Lexington, KY. When I walked out to my car after leaving work I began to sweat just in the short distance. I was amazed when I turned my car on when I saw the temperature. SO HOT...
Posted by Daily Days of MKH at Friday, July 09, 2010
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
I hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday weekend. It was a scorcher here in Kentucky this weekend. The BF and I enjoyed a wonderful lazy weekend lounging by the pool. On Friday evening after dinner the BF and I hit up Target (another weekend ritual...Barnes & Noble is our other favorite) for some cleaning supplies. I ended up browsing through the store finding all sorts of goodies (I don't know how that always happens when I go to Target, I go in with the intention of getting a few items and end up with a whole buggy full of stuff...oh the mysteries of the world!). After our Target adventure (or the BF's misadventure) we decided to go to Cosi to enjoy some outdoor treats in the comfort of the A/C.
Posted by Daily Days of MKH at Tuesday, July 06, 2010