Monthly Archives: July 2008

The One That Got Away…

At least he wasn’t running from me this time…I would love to say that this was my story to tell. Sadly (or maybe not so sadly), this is not my personal story to tell, but I can’t resist. I was there from it’s inception, and so I think that I should have the rights to it! And so it begins…

It was a night of short dresses, high heels and celebrations. The fabulous 20somethings of the Big Sexy realm were let loose in the Queen City and couldn’t be stopped. They started the evening sipping cocktails and torturing servers before taking on the dance floor that overlooked the city.

One of the crew, lets just call her PJ (short for Princess Jasmine), locked eyes with a Big Sexy across the room. He lead PJ to the dance floor and where he managed to keep her at his side all night, then dance his way to her bedroom.

First thing in the morning my phone rings:

SJ: Why are you calling me? It’s so stinkin’ early. What happened with the boy?

PJ: So he came here, but now he’s gone.

SJ: But it’s so early?

PJ: Well…here’s the catch…he’s gone, but his all of his stuff is here! Like his shoes and clothes…everything!

SJ: You mean to tell me there’s a naked boy running around town?

PJ: YES! And I don’t even have his number…just his wallet, shoes and clothes. His address is on his licence so I guess I can drop his stuff off. I’ve got to sort this mess out. I’ll call you in a bit.

SJ: WOW! I can’t wait to hear how this ends…

And neither will you…tomorrow!

Old Enough to Know Better…Big Sexy Birthday!

Sorry I have been MIA this week…I’ve pretty much been celebrating by Big Sexy (if you’re a new reader, see the story of Big Sexy here.) Birthday for the past few days!

Jules, my work/bloggy buddy, was supposed to fly in on Thursday evening, but there were major issues due to stupid Jet Blue and JFK airport. I know I complain a lot about stupid airlines, but this was out of control. I never thought she was going to get here, and if I had left it up to them, she never would have! After she got a hotel and a new plane ticket, I needed to celebrate my last day of being 25!
The BSRs (SAS, E and I) hit Suite at the Epicenter and got my celebration started. We danced with loads of Big Sexies, and celebrated being young, single and sassy, and picked up younger men, trees and an extremely large bar tab!
(Thanks SAS…I think my head still hurts from all the bombs.)
On Friday, the actual day of my birth, I had one of the best days ever (aside from my hangover). Jules finally made it in! I got a nap, a pedicure and a new pair of shoes! I got some very cute packages from my Lexvegas girls who couldn’t make it to celebrate (Thanks Tiff and LJ), a package from my momma, a package from my buddy Sarah B. in London and a boat load of cards. All of my close friends in the Queen City made it out for a night of dinner and dancing!

I don’t know about you, but I think I have some of the biggest, sexiest friends in America!

Saturday, SAS and E threw me a Big Sexy Birthday party, complete with all things pink, including BSB cupcakes from the Polka Dot Bake Shop. (Charlotte’s equivalent to Sprinkles).

They were delicious and the party was so thoughtful and creative!

Of course we had to go out again…


And now, I’m pretty sure that my body hates me. It’s been a hard year getting adjusted in a new city, but I feel like things are finally starting to come together. I feel so blessed to know that I have the best friends both near and far. Thanks to everyone who went out of their way to make my birthday special!

xoxo,

SJ

Water Equals Serenity

Some days you just need to get away. Not a vacation where you drink your face off, run around all day looking at new things, stay up all night, only to wake up and do it again. I mean a true mini break.

Although I’ve been to Kiawah more than once this summer, each time I drive on the island and see the Spanish moss hanging from the trees and smell the salty air, serenity takes over. Time is no longer of the essence and I could care less about checking my bb. All I need is a spot on the beach where I can put my toes in the sand and my nose in a good book.


I had heard that Water for Elephants, was a good book, but when I read the synopsis I wasn’t that thrilled with the plot summary. I like predictable, girly love stories. This said it was about the circus. Seriously, the circus.

Lately, I have been trying to branch out in my reading. Erika told me a million times over to read this book. She claims that it’s one of her favorites of all time. I had no desire to read this…but once I started, I couldn’t put it down. By the end of the day, I was so into the story that I had forgotten to turn over or reapply SPF because although my feet were in the water, my head was with the Elephant. I am currently fried, but only on one side, and I’m pretty sure that I have a tan line on my legs from where the book was sitting!

This story is about so much more than the circus, it’s about love, passion and friendship. If you’ve ever picked it up and put it down due to the title, think again. You won’t regret it!

I’m It.

I’ve been tagged by Jennifer Ramos over at Made By Girl. Her cards are as adorable as she is. I’m never tagged, so I thought that I’d play for Jenn!

What are the last 4 things you purchased?
A Hair cut for Soph Dog

Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka– It’s killer…if they sell it in your state, you must try it!

An adorable bday weekend top at Luna in Charleston

Big Sexy Silver Earrings

What are the last three songs you downloaded?
“Can’t Find The Words” – Kartina *

“You are Goodbye”- Holly Conlan *

“Things that Never Cross a Man’s Mind”- Kelly Pickler

*I almost always try the iTunes “single of the week”

Where were the last three places you visited?
Kiawah Island, SC

Columbus, OH

Lake Rabun, GA/Atlanta, GA (all in the same weekend)

What are your three favorite movies?
“Breakfast at Tiffany’s”

“The Princess Bride”

“Center Stage”

What are your three favorite possessions?
My Doggie

Blackberry…I’d be lost without it.

My home..bed included.

What three things can you not live without?

LOVE,Faith and Sunshine

What would be your three wishes?
For my mom to be happy.

To be successful in my job.

For my plants to survive this hot hot summer.

What are three things you have not done yet?
Traveled to Europe.

Found “the one”.

Written a novel

What are your three favorite dishes?
Steak and potatoes

Pizza

Dessert…too many to choose a favorite.

What three celebrities would you want to hang out with the most?
Reece Witherspoon…because she’s so stinkin‘ cute.

Tabitha and Napolean… because I love their choreography.

Justin Timberlake…because he’s delicious. Period.

Name three things that freak you out.
Prisoners who work on the side of the highway…I see them all the time.

Bugs..gross.

Chicken Trucks…They are all over Eastern NC. The feathers flying everywhere. HATE.

If you could describe yourself in three words, what would they be?
Loyal, Passionate, Driven

Name three unusual things you are good at.
Talking…I would talk to a wall.
Having fun…I almost always do.
Being a friend…I try to be.

What are three things you are currently coveting?
Diamond Stud Earrings.

This chair for my office.

These darling CL Shoes. Actually, there’s nothing darling about 4 inch heels and snake skin…let’s just say big sexy shoes.

What four bloggers would you like to tag?
Meredith
Andrea
Hannah
Jules
*All of these lovely ladies are my real life friends. I’ve known them all for quite some time and I didn’t include them on my Kinetic Theory because they are already part of my world!

My Kenetic Theory

After catching up on my reader, and having a bit of free time on my hands this week (aka-I’ve been driving the wheels off my car for work), I can’t help but think…

What if my Blog world and my Real world collided?

I’ve come to the conclusion that…

Jennifer Ramos would be my resident decorator. My house would be full of LOVE and all my friends would get fabulous cards all the time…wait, my friends do get fabulous cards!

Hope and I would sit around, drink wine and talk about men. Because at the end of the day…Hope Dies Last.

Cameron would be my movie partner. Afterward, I’d always get her Perspective.

Emily would always keep my stylish and introduce me to new things. She already does with her Posts.

Jamie and our lovely little doggies would have play dates.

I’m sure my friends would Grow to Love Jennifer Alaine, as much as I have!

Brookem and I would shoe shop, check out men with great hair and drink martini’s mid day.

The Playful Professional, Kristen and Wallin! would for sure be a member of Big Sexy Books. Wait…Jenn at Wallin! already is…

Brandy and I would have the great lip gloss debate to determine which one is the best…and on the days that I don’t feel like working I’m sure she’d go to the pool with me since she has the summer off!

Amanda, Jamie and I would for sure hang out! It may take Amanda’s Not So Ordinary self to change Jamie’s POV, but I’m sure it wouldn’t take long! We’d also invite Kay, but she’d have to prove that she’s Not Really a Diva afterall!

I’d get to see more cute pictures of Ms. Megan’s little boy and we would complain about Mr. NSW over ice cream.

SJ and I would get so confused with all the SJ’s flying around.

Julie Q and I would discuss our hatred for Speidi over the news US Weekly.

Jenn would remind me that it’s ok to be flawed and a geek!

Starting Over and I would throw the best theme parties (post college) in America.

Kristopher Dukes would tell me what I should and shouldn’t be wearing…and would always be down for a run to Starbucks!

Auburn Cat would be one of my running partners! I’d get her to run with me, and she’d pull my butt to the gym.

I’d make Chelsea sing to me, when we weren’t talking about dance, and she wasn’t talking her smack. I’m also pretty sure she’d go with me to Zumba!

Jules and I would chat all day and night about big sexies, work and shoes…wait…we already do!

What if your favorite bloggers were your real life friends?

My Sister’s Keeper

I’d rater read than do almost anything else when I’m relaxing. I love the way the pages feel between my fingers as I let my mind drift into another world. I’ve been reading a lot of girly books lately and I love them, but they haven’t been very deep or thought provoking. Don’t get me wrong. I loved the Jennifer Weiner books, and had no idea what was coming next; but for the most part, I’m almost always able to predict what’s going to happen in the end about halfway through the book.

What is more valuable: Quality of Life or Sanctity of Life?
I started My Sister’s Keeper last week on my way home to Cbus. I knew it was going to be sad before I turned the first page. I thought I had it all figured out…until I finished it last night. I was exhausted after a long day of traveling last night and just was going to read a few pages and then off to sleep. I tried, but once I got to the last 50 pages I was hooked. I was sobbing so hard I’m sure that my neighbors heard me.
After I finish, I laid in bed with my salty cheeks, burning eyes and book still in hand hoping that the ending was going to change. My mind was racing with thoughts and decisions that people have to make on a daily basis. I thought about my family and friends and what lengths I would go to help them in need.
If you’ve read this book, did it change your perspective?
If you haven’t read it, hurry up! It’s amazing. You better get it done before they finish the movie starring Cameron Diaz and Abigail Breslin!

Boomerang

I saw him last week for the first time since he stomped on my heart. In all fairness to him, I don’t think the stomping was intentional. He didn’t even have to say a word, as soon as I walked into the room, my heart began pounding in my chest the way it did the first day we met. I can’t believe it’s been over a year now…

One person told me how helpful he would be. That he was charming and endearing, that he’d make an amazing mentor. A mutual friend of ours told me to watch out, “He’s the worst…he’s charming alright. But beware…He has the inability to love.”

I didn’t get it. I didn’t listen. How I should have listened… All he had to do was say ten words and I was smitten. It didn’t matter what my friend said, there was no denying that he had charmed his way into my heart.

One year later…over a dozen “not dates” together…a handful of dates with other people (on both our ends)…and he still has the ability to instantly give me butterflies. The kind that you get in the eighth grade when you get assigned to be lab partners with the boy you’ve been crushing on for the past three years. The kind that you want to stay with you forever and ever. The feeling that confirms your lack of feelings for Mr. Nice guy.

When his foot brushed mine under the dinner table, I melted instantly, but tried to brush it off to a small table.

When we were walking on the street and he ended up next to me, I tried to tell myself that it was just a coincidence.

When he left, I knew I was foolish to think he still may have feelings for me.

When my phone started buzzing as I walked out the door, I knew that I was right back where I started a year ago…