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Dinner with dad

21 Aug

Yesterday afternoon, I received the following text from my Dad:

“Where are we going for dinner tonight? Dad”

I didn’t realize we had dinner planned, so my reply was:

“What do you mean? Were we supposed to go to dinner tonight?”

He texted back:

“No, but Mom is heading to C-bus so you’re cooking!”

Then I remembered my Mom was visiting my sister in Columbus. I had a good laugh from his text and decided we should go out to dinner. It’s a rare occasion that I get to hang out one-on-one with my Dad, and this was a good opportunity.

It was nice having my Dad’s full attention for a couple of hours. I can’t say we talked about anything of real importance, but it was really great to just talk to him.

The older I get, the more I realize how lucky I am to have the parents I do. No matter what, I know they’ll always be there for me – whether it’s making a big, life decision or simply going to dinner.

{love them}


Don’t sweat the small stuff

6 Apr

Today, I woke up annoyed.

I was having a bad hair day (thank God for headbands), and there was a giant zit in the middle of my forehead. Then, I got stuck behind someone who didn’t have an E-Z Pass, but decided to go in the E-Z Pass lane anyway (can’t he read a sign). And finally, my tiny bladder (seriously, it’s the size of a golf ball) decided to work overtime today, and I literally had to pee almost every hour.

I was all ready to come home and blog about everything that was annoying me (and I kind of did), but then I just couldn’t be annoyed anymore. When I walked through the door, my mom had a nice dinner ready for me. I had a lovely Skype date with the boyfriend. Then, I worked out and all those endorphins started kicking in. I was feeling so good that I didn’t get irritated when my Dad asked for computer help, and I even went out of my way to give Dante (our dog) his favorite treat.

Everyone gets annoyed (it happens), but as I was reminded today, it’s silly to get worked up about it.

Remember, don’t sweat the small stuff  :-)

The Week of Catching Up

7 Mar

When I was in college, I had this idea of what life would be like after graduation. Maybe living on my own (stay tuned for future post on life with the rents) and of course keeping in touch with all my friends. As it turns out, staying in touch after graduation isn’t always so easy.

Luckily for me, not everyone moved far away, and we can still get together. That is, of course, when we find a time that suits all our schedules. In a rare turn of events, everyone was free this past week, and I was able to schedule two “catch up” dates.

Tetra, minus Ally.

Me, Kim and Mike - Tetra (minus Ally)

Tuesday night, I had dinner with Mike and Kim, two members from Tetra, my senior PR campaigns team. I should probably give a quick background on campaigns. All PR majors at Kent State are required to take the class, and it’s usually the last one to cross of your list. Students are broken up into teams and compete against each other to create a PR campaign (hence the class name) for a real-world client.

Our team was pretty unconventional in every sense of the word. We came up with crazy ideas, laughed a lot and spent the beginning of each meeting talking about what we did that week. Now don’t get me wrong, we worked our butts off, but we also had a lot of fun doing it. And while we didn’t win, I think we may be the only team that started out as classmates and became friends in the process. Even a year later, we still meet up to reminisce about that awesome semester.

Mike and Kim always make me laugh and turn a bad week into a good one. And that’s why Tetra is the best (and the true winner in my book). So thanks to the professors who put us together. You sure knew what you were doing :-)

The week of catching up continued on Thursday. My good friends, Tyler and Marissa, invited me to dinner at their apartment, which may or may not have been because of this tweet:

Regardless of the reason for the invite, it turned out to be another great evening. Although she won’t admit it, Marissa is a fantastic cook. She made a delicious roast with garlic and rosemary, layered with tomatoes and potatoes. It was amazing, and the picture does not do it justice.


Fantastic. Delicious. Awesome.

To top it all off, she created a chocolate pudding dessert, which went great with the Riesling I brought (if I do say so myself). We all had a nice time, and I can’t wait for the next dinner.

This coming weekend I’ll be in Chicago visiting my sister, who I haven’t seen since Christmas. I’m looking forward to celebrating St. Patty’s day with her and, of course, catching up.