Friday, November 23, 2007

Its the most wonderful day of the year!!!

So today is Black Friday.


Even though Gawain and I finished our Christmas shopping weeks (read 2 weeks) ago, I still love to go out on this day and be in the middle of all the hub bub. Lucky for me, my two favorite shopping partners, Isabel and Sweet Baboo, will be joining me for the insanity(The King may show up too, I think he was still deciding whether or not to go, and Gawain would much rather work ((which is exactly what he's doing today)) than ever voluntarily go shopping on Black Friday).

We are going to check out Kohl's, which recently opened (hooray we finally got one) and see if there are any more cute things left after its 4am opening, and then I'm not sure where the surging sea of shopping madness will pitch us next(hopefully in the vicinity of JC Penny so I can get another pair of my favorite maternity pants ever).

I will now share my favorite stories from last year:

In Best Buy, I foolishly went around 10 or 11 am to check and see if there was a Wii for purchase (I'm sure we all remember the great Wii shortage of late '06, early '07). Of course there was not, but after parking in the very last space as far away from the store as possible, I was going to at least not take the front door guys word for granted and go check the shelf myself. Of course, once I made it to the shelf after crowd surfing there, there were no Wii's to be found (damn you Nintendo!) and I decided to split since there was nothing else I wanted in there.

On the way back to the front of the store, a harried lady came charging through the crowd, parting the sea of harriedness with a huge box. I literally saw a Best Buy worker jump onto a CD shelf to prevent himself from getting trampled! It was SO awesome!

I then went to Jo-Ann's to try and get some yarn for my mom. After finding the secret side of the store parking (ha ha suckers!) and strolled in and headed for the back of the store. I realized about half way back, that I was passing a bunch of people in a line with their carts overflowing with craft goodies. "hum, that's kind of weird" I thought. As I got to the yarn, the light bulb over my head finally clicked on.

Vesper: "excuse me, is this the line to check out?"

annoyed Black Friday shopper: (looking at vesper as if she is a retard) Yes

Vesper: "oh, thank you!"

The line was wrapped all the way around the entire store.

I couldn't believe it. I knew these kind of shenanigans happened all over the place on this day, but had never actually witnessed this phenomenon. Needless to say, I was not going to wait in that huge line to buy like 3 rolls of yarn, so again I bailed and high tailed it home, refreshed and invigorated with all of the extra shopping estrogen that had been in the air.

Hope you guys have awesome stories to share with generations to come of your crazy Black Friday experiences!!

Thursday, November 15, 2007


With a little one on the way, Gawain and I decided that it was time to use our travel vouchers from Christmas time (when we got poo jabbed over and over from US airways) and take a trip. We set our sights on Las Vegas and this is what we discovered:

The Stratosphere, while awesome looking, is not in an awesome location, although our room was suprisingly awesome for how not awesome the rest of the casino was.

Why is it hard for people to take pictures of us AND cool background images? This is supposed to be us AND Caeser's Palace, not just us and something behind us.

The conservatory at Bellagio is very cool and was wonderful to walk around in all of its fall colors.

And it's cool water show.

Paris was also cool with the "Effiel tower"

And cool fountains?

Casino Royale...perhaps I'll see James Bond?

Or maybe I'll get lucky since this one is so huge?

Finally, someone who can take a picture of us in front of something (sort of).

One hott momma!

And one sporty daddy! (ps he killed the guy he was playing against, notice his awesome score)

Needless to say, we had a very fun time in Sin City!!

Monday, November 5, 2007

And the sex is......

Sorry to wait till Monday and keep you in suspense, but we went to Vegas over the weekend and with Halloween and packing I just didn't have time to post a proper announcement.

The ultrasound was pretty fun. I do have to admit though, that when the lady put the ultrasound juice on my belly, I was expecting a shock of cold. Instead I got a shock of warm, borderline hot! Before I could stop myself, I had almost screamed "THAT WAS HOT!". The lady doing the ultrasound, who seemed to not be in a very good mood, also looked shocked and said "no its not." I was so embarassed that I just started giggling, and then laughing, and couldn't stop. I slowed down a little but then I would start up again. I think if it had not been for this, our ultrasound would have been a lot shorter.

For some silly reason, I thought the ultrasound was going to be like 5 min long. It was closer to 30 or 40 min long! It was so neat to see the baby, basically fully formed, with fingers, toes, feet, hands, a cute button nose, a brain, a little round mid section....the baby was perfect!

As we got down to the legs, the tech asked if we wanted to know the sex. We said yes! We were both getting very excited. She said ok and started taking measurments. "so this is a fe..." I knew it! Its a girl! "mur". Oh. Yes I know that that is a femur. "And then obviously this is a little Boy!!!!"
So Gawain and I are very pleased and excited to announce that we will have a mini Gawain grace our presence at the end of March!

PS: The dr. said that the little tike was a bit bigger than the supposed 19.5 weeks so the due date has been bumped up 5 days to March 20th. Her comment was "his head is pretty big...although that means he has a big brain." Te he, we have created a mad scientist!!

PSS: Froggy says "way to go mom and dad on giving me a new playmate!"