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Moving On Up to the East Side

Hey friends!

Happiest Friday to you all!

I don’t know about you, but I’m so very happyexcitedsuperduperpumpedandecstatic that it’s the weekend! I tell ya, I’m not used to this whole working, 8-5 thang. And before you go all “that’s what being an adult is like, Wendi” and “they don’t call work a 4-letter word for nothing” on me, I know.

I know, I know, I know.

The good news is I am actually starting to get the hang of my new job; three-weeks in and already I’m getting praise from my boss which is a pretty [insert another 4-letter word here] amazing feeling. And I am starting to enjoy what I do, which is the most important thing.

Did I even tell you guys about my new job yet?

My brain has been having a lot of shortages (or should I say more than usual) as of late so I do apologize if I left you in the dark. I am working at a company called Noel-Levitz, right in the heart of the Denver Tech Center. NL is a higher education consulting firm, which in laymen’s terms means they do research for universities all over the country, helping them get an idea of who their current students are, who their prospective students might be, and how to create the best learning and working environment for both the students and the staff. I get to wear my (fabulous if I do say so myself) nerd hat all day and conduct research, run analysis, and talk with some of the biggest and brightest schools in the U.S.

It’s pretty great.

Plus the people I work with are really, REALLY nice. Which, if anyone of you have worked in an office (or any real professional job environment) know, makes ALL the difference in the world! Although, just between you and me, there is a lady in the office directly across from me who insists on eating a tuna sandwich EVERY fishing DAY. I love her to death, I do. But I think it’s time I had a tuna-intervention. #Gross.

But enough about my job….

Let’s get to the real reason why I am so happyexcitedsuperduperpumpedandecstatic that it’s finally the weekend…

I’M MOVING INTO MY NEW APARTMENT TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

For the past month or so, I’ve been staying at my aunt and uncle’s house, giving me time to get settled and used to the area. Moving to a new state and basically starting from scratch is terribly awesome but also a little daunting at first. Having family has definitely made the transition a lot easier. Don’t get me wrong; I have absolutely LOVED spending time with them and am so very grateful that they allowed me to crash their living space for a few weeks, BUT I am so frogging excited to have a place to call my own, my bachelorette pad, my crib (MTV, if you’re reading this and you’re still producing that wickedly addictive but ridiculous hit show from the late 90’s, get at a girl–one can never have too much pimping. Yep, definitely just realized how bad that sounded).

For what seems like forever, I’ve really been living in a sort of limbo; not really sure where I was going to end up due to the not-having-a-job-thing-but-on-the-constant-search, half-living out of a suitcase, half-not. It will be so nice to settle into a routine, decorate, make friends with my local produce guy, maybe join a kickball league? Who knows what I’ll do, but the thing of it is, the options are there for my taking! Moving to Denver was by far one of the craziest things that I have ever done; I didn’t have a job, no real clue as to what I would be doing once I got here, and there were no real guarantees which if you know me, are ALL things I hold near and dear to my ticker. I like having a concrete plan, a set goal, a way of knowing that everything is going to work out in the end.

Packing up my VW-Bug with just some clothes and an over-abundance of books, I made the solo trip across the country and haven’t looked back since.

Yes, moving to Denver was probably one of the craziest things I have ever done, but you know what? It was probably one of the BEST things I have ever done. Sometimes you have to throw a little caution to the wind, take a chance, and rely on the faith that in the end, everything will be OK.

Speaking of having faith, that is something I most definitely will have to have when I try to attempt to put together my furniture tomorrow.

Yeahhhhh…this should be interesting.

Have a great rest of your Friday my peeps and an even better weekend!


You’re Invited, No Strings Attached

This is happening.

Is this happening?

Oh my goodness, this is really happening!

It was just confirmed yesterday that THE boy band that I fantasized about grabbing a pizza and Mello Yellow with, THE boy band that provided the background music for almost every awkward middle and high school dance I went to, and THE only boy band who could manage to make marionettes look good… enhanced-buzz-32122-1377009172-15

THE NSYNC is reuniting this Sunday, tomorrow night, at the MTV Video Music Awards.

That’s right.

Lance, Chris, Joey, JC, and Justin all together on one stage. Together. For the first time on over 10 years.


I am not going to lie; my inner 16 year old self is Bye, Bye, Bying right now.


Who am I kidding.

My 26 year old self is Bye, Bye, Bying right now!

But can you blame me?

I mean, NSYNC was a pop-culture phenomenon.

Who else could bathe in glitter,enhanced-buzz-32633-1377012816-0

have impeccable taste in shiny, over-sized jumpsuits,enhanced-buzz-10998-1377011444-20

[almost] jump at the same time, enhanced-buzz-5769-1377009172-0

be friends with a cheetah, enhanced-buzz-32148-1377009282-16

AND could master the art of the boy band totem pole?enhanced-buzz-10912-1377009531-0

I mean…

there’s no competition.

So I thought it would only be right and fitting that I throw a party in their honor (actually, I was just looking for a reason to throw a ridiculous party. I was originally going to throw a Happy Don’t Utter a Word Day, but I did that last year.)

And the best part?!

You are all invited!

The festivities begin at 8pm and I strongly encourage you to dress up in your favorite zip-up baby tees. And if you want to go the extra mile and get frosted tips in your hair for this special occasion, go for it!

There will be plenty of food and drink options…

Appetizers: This I Hummus You, God Must Have Spent a Little More Time on Soup

Main Course: Sloppy Joey Fatones, Grilled Lance Sea Bass

Dessert: Pie Pie Pie, Tearin’ Up my Tarts,

So bring your appetite and your best dancing shoes.

This party of going to be off the chains (This I Promise You).

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