Queen of Love and Beauty

Sunday, February 29, 2004

change is comin’

It has been decided and I have to commited to it with Stacy – I am going back to a darker, more natural-to-me hair color. After seeing the wedding photos I am just not satisfied with the highlights any more. Actually, that seems to be the feeling I have about most of the pictures of me since I have gone this route. It will be a few more weeks, but the change will happen. If I do this and keep it up it will remedy the issue I used to have with my hair being natural – it would never stay its true color because of lightening from the sun, and other things. It would have red, brassy tones, which for now, I want to avoid. I just want to get back to being me.

posted by Amy at 8:23 pm  

Friday, February 27, 2004

an accumulation

I have not written much this week, so here it goes…

  • I have been sick. Not just the allergies, but a real cold. Sore throat for a day and a half and lots of wonderful congestion followed by watery eyes. Much fun.

  • I saw some of the pictures from the wedding and they are nice, but they go to reinforcing my distaste for the dress. Just don’t like it. The whole experience has left me with many thoughts and ideas as to things that I do and do not want for when I get married (if that ever happens).
  • Sorry if you have caught me on the cam with kleenex shoved up my nose. As I mentioned, I have been sick.
  • For the love of God men, please pull up your pants. I was at the grocery store the other night and happened to be in the same location as a very loud, strange man on a cell phone. In an unfortunate turn of events he turned his back to me and I was given a clear view of something that nearly took away my appetite. I steered clear of strange loud man for fear of being given a second unsolicited peekaboo.
  • Either Denton is trying to make me feel more at home (the following is common to areas of Dallas) and want to stay or it is trying to aggravate me even more than it has in the past six months. I was going to get gas this morning but was not only greeted with not a single free pump at the station but I happened upon the place right when there was a man there putting up stickers that said “Pay before you pump.” Most of the time I will use a card at the pump but sometimes I want to pay cash, and I want to do it when I am done. This is usually something that is reserved for areas that have a huge problem with people not paying. Lovely to think that I am now a part of one of those locations. I hate that whole pump shutting off thing before you get to the amount that you paid for. That bugs me. If it wasn’t enough that I am noticing things around my complex that are making me want to run screaming, now this. Grrrrr…… and my lease is not up until the summer.

List over.

posted by Amy at 11:57 pm  

Friday, February 20, 2004


I just remembered that March is coming up and that is when the Brazos Drive-In Theater starts a new season. I have never been to a drive-in theater before and was supprised to find out there was a functioning one not to far out of Dallas (Granbury). I can’t wait to experience a movie that way since most of those movie theaters won’t be around in another ten years. There used to be one in Dallas when I was little but the property has since been devoloped into other things. If it is on the way, maybe a trip to the Circle Grill is in order too. If not, then maybe some other time. It is fun to go back there.

posted by Amy at 5:25 pm  

Wednesday, February 18, 2004


I was thinking this morning about last night. I let go and and talked about some things that I haven’t talked to anyone about. I thought it would be harder than it was. Maybe the hard thing was just keeping it to myself and not letting it out. When it was just festering in my brain it seemed bigger than I guess it was. Letting that out had helped me realize a few other things… things that I had just forgotten.

Because of this I am having a god day. I won’t be able to undo everything with a snap of the fingers but I feel better.

posted by Amy at 4:00 pm  

Tuesday, February 17, 2004

jumping the shark

Ever heard of the phrase “jumping the shark”? It goes back to when Fonzi jumped the shark in the episode of Happy Days. Tonight, I feel like I am going to be doing my own shark jumping.

posted by Amy at 1:40 pm  

Sunday, February 15, 2004


It is over. My sister is married and I now begin my reign as the spinster-older-sister. The length of this reign is yet to be determined as I have no intention of planning any wedding related events for anyone anytime in the near future. I need a long break. In fact, the thought of planning another wedding, or being involved in the planning to the degree that I have this time, makes me want to elope. If eloping is not an option, then something small… really small.

Bill the cat (that is what I have been calling him) is visiting over at Matt’s today. He is a good cat. He has now been fed here twice. He heard the soft drink can open and thought it was food. Such a good kitty.

posted by Amy at 3:56 pm  

Thursday, February 12, 2004

snow predicted

They are predicting snow for the day of my sister’s wedding. I thought this might happen. I guess it will give new meaning to the words “white wedding”.

posted by Amy at 3:19 pm  

Tuesday, February 10, 2004

remembered humor

I was thinking back this morning to something that happened a few weeks ago… I was arriving back home from picking up the shoes for all the brides maids and some other errands before shower #1. There was an elderly woman going for a walk with the assistance of someone, who I am assuming was either a granddaughter or nurse of some kind. She reminded me of my grandmother. We spoke for a few minutes. She told me a funny story/joke – it is a Sunday morning church service and the preacher asks a full congregation who here has enemies (based on the belief that we all have enemies and you should love them and pray for them). Everyone there raises a hand except for one elderly man. The preacher asks him how it is that he has no enemies. The man replies “They’re dead. I outlived them all.”

If you don’t see the humor, then maybe you had to be there. I think it also had something to do with who was telling the story too. She reminded me of my grandmother, someone who was always cracking one-liners, at either the expense of us or herself. I enjoy this type of humor.

posted by Amy at 4:34 pm  

Friday, February 6, 2004

all boobs

I tried on the top of the dress last night with the item that I bought to wear underneath it. With these two things combined I look like I am all boobs. I don’t think that I will even be able to see my feet. Stacy laughed at this. Someone else said that might not be a bad thing, depending on who you ask. It makes me feel funny to be put together in an outfit like that.

The next question is garters and stockings (the under-thing had them already attached) or pantyhose. Hmmmmm….

posted by Amy at 2:44 pm  

Thursday, February 5, 2004

highlight of the day

I picked up the dress from the seamstress (I know, I know… more about that damn dress). Low and behold if it doesn’t fit perfectly. I tried it on there just to be sure and save myself and unnecessary trip.

Now, all I have to do is finish the veil, all of the pew decorations and somehow time everything on the big day so that everything gets done in a timely fashion. After that I am going to sleep.

posted by Amy at 8:30 pm  
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