Monday, December 31, 2007

Dear Pats,

Music Guy and I like most of New England have spent the last 16+ weeks glued to our TV watching every play and in the last few weeks I have been close to a heart banger. But after Saturday night's game I'm more than ready for the playoffs!

This brings me to why I'm writing. Your next playoff game is scheduled for January 12th at 8pm. That would be all fine and good normally but see I have had that date reserved for months. You see we're having an engagement party at 7pm that evening and 99.9% of the attendees are Pats fans. You see where the issues is? Music Guy already told me if it wasn't his party he wouldn't go. So talk it over and let me know what time to plan for the game on Sunday!

Your biggest fan,


That's right ladies the first Pats playoff game is set for the night of our engagement party. Which is awesome  as every Pats game we spend yelling, cheering and giving high fives.

I called the restaurant and the Wine Cellar and Lounge we have reserved does not have TV's but the bar downstairs next to it does. Which leads me to my next questions, would it be rude to skip out at 8pm and watch the game? Alright I'm not going to stress about it as there is nothing I can do. Unless Bob Kraft reads my letter and has a talk with Roger Goodell and they move the game to Sunday.

Music Guy did not work from home today but did come home early so we're relaxing and planning out our evening. A friend of ours is having a party at his apartment in Beacon Hill, he has a roof deck that you can see the fireworks from the Boston Commons so that will be neat. I think we're going to head over early and get a drink at the new Liberty Hotel. We've been waiting to since it opened so what a better time than New Year's Eve (famous last words, i think i'll be crowded and we'll end up at the Sevens). The hotel use to be a jail and the lounge is call Clink how fun is that. Similar to the famous hotel chain Jurys bar Cuffs

I hope you all have a wonderful New Year's Eve. And at the stroke of mid-night one of our favorite non-bloggers A of fave couple will celebrate her birthday!!! And a happy belated birthday to B of fave couple who's birthday was Friday. Lots of exciting things in the Fave Couple household. 

Happy happy New Year's!!!!

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Hats off to us...

I simply love Randy Moss' press conferences he has some good one liners!

What a football game last night, a tad stressful but good. The couple below us came up and watched the end of the game with us. After the game we were all chatting and out of the blue S tells me she got a boob job. WHOA Did you just say what I think you did. I felt bad I hadn't noticed. Of course after that bit of info I had to interrupt the guys conversation to tell Music Guy the news. She said it took about a week to recover and her boyfriend also had to take the week off of work to help her while she was out of commission. She said she'd give me the number of her doctor if I ever wanted to think about it. And for only 8k! Thanks but that 8k can go towards entertainment for my wedding. It was a good chuckle. The things that happen right under my nose I have no idea about. The gal I talk to regularly and who we share washer and dryers with (even though they're not suppose to use ours) just got a boob job. So of course she's been the brunt of our jokes today. 

Also if any of you saw the beginning of the Pats coverage or know anything about Tedy Bruschi he always does the team pep talk and it's pretty good. If you check out this clip of last nights you'll see what I'm saying. So that's another common joke around these parts. This morning when I woke up Music Guy was in the kitchen making coffee so I sent him a text message from upstairs "How do you feel about making me breakfast...Ahhhhh Yeah" It really was pretty funny. Libby can back me up! 

I hope you all had a great weekend and are ready for the New Year!!! I took tomorrow off and I'm very much looking forward to not being back in the office until Wednesday! If we get all the snow we're suppose to Music Guy is going to work from home. Which would be great! 


BTW, Suz will you now at least cheer for the Pats?!

When I was choosing the "label" for this post I noticed I don't have one for boob job. That's odd!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Is Private the new Black.....

Well if your ex's fiance reads your blog like my girl Sara from All Things Sketchy does then perhaps it is.

If you'd like to continue reading or start reading the adventures of Miss Sara then please send her an email at Please also include your blog name, a little pre-screening might need to be done as ex's always try to be sketchy hence the "ex".

She's also a bridesmaid of mine so she must be pretty hip! :)

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Ho Ho Ho

I hope you all had a Merry Christmas! We were watching the Today Show on Christmas Eve and they were talk about New Years resolutions, don't get me wrong I am ALL for resolutions but...NBC just blew past Christmas right into the New Year. I guess I need to catch up with the times. No pun.

I saw the neatest Boutonniere's the other day. I wish I could have saved the picture to post, but i'll try to explain. It was a single flower (white rose for my guys) with a blue ribbon wrapped around half of the steam and attached was a tiny starfish pin. Similar to the one below but it had a little bit of a softer look. I've been searching high and low and have only come up with this one from Lapel Pin Planet. I'm not going to lie the name kind of sleeves me out for some reason. I loved the idea and if I find pins I like i'm going to see how it looks with a navy (or light blue) ribbon on a rose. (I did however find one pin I loved, only $2,000, what a steal! 10 boutonniere's times $2,000 = $20,000)

That's pretty much it for now!

I'm working this week and today was surprisingly busy. It does make the day go quick but damn it people take some vacation already! Oh did I mention I'm losing 9 days of vacation I didn't use this year! Asshat.

Monday, December 24, 2007

One year ago

Last Christmas Eve we headed down to the beach and got engaged! If you click on the link and scroll down there are a few pix.

We're about to take a little trip back down memory lane and go back to the spot!!! The nice thing is when we come home we won't be making 500 phone calls! :)

Merry Merry Christmas to all my preppy witty wonderful bloggers I love you all!



Friday, December 21, 2007

Just love it

Here is the picture that comes up when my mom calls! Kinda cute! :)

We need to get better at taking pictures of ourselves!

Thursday, December 20, 2007


a day late Mom!!!!! :)

Nooo, I didn't forget I just didn't have time to post this yesterday!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007


The updates are in over at Preppy Bloggers. And of course a lot of great pictures!!!

I really will actually have a regular post soon!

Happy last minute shopping, have I brought up yet that I only have one person on my list done?

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

One preppy weekend....

As you know wonderful recaps are brewing over at Preppy Bloggers. It was indeed a fabulous Saturday from start to finish. I have to figure out how to upload a video from my cell phone! :)

I'll have a weekend recap soon along with our Holiday plans and gifts i'm giving.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Dear Premier Jeep Cape Cod,

I just wanted to say THANK YOU very much for our wonderful 4 wheel drive Jeep.



Reason 983748762 why I am a very big fan of living and working in the city. We had our holiday party yesterday afternoon at the 21st Amendment in Beacon Hill (or as we like to call it 21A, pronounced two one A or 21A). When I plan things it has to be something I like so going to one of my all time favorite places is what I did! Chalk that up to the name of my blog, ATK! Ok sorry back to my point...I left the office around 1:45 and walked to Haymarket took the Orange Line to Community College a 10 minute walk and I was home. I'd say it took me around 25 minutes. The second shortest commute was 3 and a half hours. Needless to say when emails here flying around this morning about the crappy commute I kept to myself. My poor boss sat inside the 93 tunnle for and hour and a half. I would go nuts.

Nothing too big planned for tomorrow!!!!!!! I can't wait! No really...I can't!

Suz, keep your phone near!

I will post a few pictures from our snow piled deck for all of you wishing you had snow.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Let it snow...

Hope all of you in New England are safe and sound. 

Make a batch of Libby's Nog  and get cozy!

Stay warm.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Christmas Cheer

I snapped a few pictures with Music Guy's iPhone last night so the quality is not perfect but pretty good for a phone.

The first is a wooden buoy with the airport code for Nantucket on it (duah Kimba) I also have one for every "bigger" town on the cape. HYN, YAR, FAL, PRT, CC. I picked them up a few years ago at The Christmas Tree Shop. They were not meant to be ornaments but I bought everyone that had and have been using them as so since. Last year I attached the FAL to a gift I got my old boss who has a second home in Falmouth. Needless to say his wife simply loved it.
You can't see the Pats one as well, stupid iPhone camera. But you do get a look at the CC buoy.

I think this little guy speaks for himself!

And for all you Midwest ladies I've added my all time favorite!

I can't wait to add more to our collection!

Tomorrow we have our work team lunch aka holiday lunch. We can't call it a holiday anything or the company will not pick it up the tab. It's always a good time good food and lots o drinks flowing, mind you it's starting at noon. We do the typical Yankee Swap and only a few actually get something nice for the $20 limit. Most of the time it's items regifted, but it's all its suppose to be fun so you can't get to bent out of shape. I put together the lunch so I'm a little stressed out today with the final details. But as long as when we arrive there drinks on the way no one really will mind.

Anyone have any fun holiday parties coming up this weekend?

More to come later!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Meet our Tree....

1pm 12/2/07
Here is a picture of our tree when we brought it in the house. Please remember we have already cut the twine holding it together. Now that is one frozen tree!!!

9:30pm 12/2/07
After watering it with lukewarm water and spraying water on it through out the day and evening here is the finished product. It was still a little frozen but we couldn't wait any longer to decorate it!

I will take a few pictures of my favorite ornament and post. I don't have very many but I do have a few good ones that mean something to me. Like the mini Dunkin Donut coffee cup! You've all seen those, right?/!

Sunday, December 09, 2007


What a great Pats game! My Sox love goes to Mike Lowell but if I have to pick a Pat to cheer for...of course I'm going to have to pick my boy Wes Welker! How on earth can you go to him 5 plays in a row and not catch on! 

Hope you all had a great weekend! I sure did!


Saturday, December 08, 2007

Christmas Meme

1. Egg nog or hot chocolate?
Hot chocolate as I've never had Egg nog, maybe i'll change that this year. Next week at Starbucks i'll switch it up and check back!

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?
He wraps them. He starts out loving the idea and quickly remembers he's not a big fan nor very good.

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white?
White lights on the tree candles in the windows. My mom did this when I was growing and we do it now.

4. Do you hang mistletoe?
Nope. Do most people?

5. When do you put your decorations up?
If it were up to me i'd put them up right after the first turkey sandwich! But the weekend after Thanksgiving is good enough for me!

6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)?
I don't think I have one. Maybe ham but that's not really a "dish".

7. Favorite holiday memory as a child?
I have two good ones:
When I was young we'd spend a few days at my aunts 4 hours away from our house. She had a dog and I couldn't spend the night so we had to stay in a hotel (WITH A POOL!)! It got to be a tradition and we would rent out rooms and moved the party to the hotel.

On Christmas Eve my mom would let us open one present. I opened a Barbie that you could do her hair (it was like a head) and my brother opened a package of socks. My mom then let him open another one he could "play" with and I freaked out that he got to open two! Brother sister love!

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?
Not sure. I have a feeling my brother spoiled it for me :)!

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?
Just one...

10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree?
With random ornaments and white lights. I will post a few pictures of my favorites. This year we are starting the traditional one new ornament a year! I'm looking forward to what we find this year.

11. Snow: love it or hate it?
I don't mind show, I loathe ice. Snow is great in the early months, come March it's warn off.

12. Can you ice skate?
I can. I wouldn't say I'm Kristi Yamaguchi by any stretch but i'm not half bad!

13. Do you remember your favorite gift?
My engagement ring last year was a pretty good gift!

14. What’s the most important thing about the holidays for you?
Being with loved ones. This will be the first Christmas ever I'm not going to be with my mother. But I'll be with Music Guy's parents so don't feel too bad! :)

15.What is your favorite holiday dessert?
Not a big sweets fan. But I do love a cheese tray! Cherry pie if I have to pick a dessert.

16. What tops your tree?
A bow. We did it again this year...We're trimming the tree and think oh crap we forgot to get an angel. I really need a reminder at the end of the season to pick one up on sale. Anyone want to remind me!

17. Which do you prefer, giving or receiving?
I LOVE shopping for people. Mainly the guys in my life, guy stuff is just more fun to pick out ot me.

18. What is your favorite Christmas song?
All I Want for Christmas Is You and the Theme song to Charlie Brown Christmas

19. What is your favorite Christmas movie?
Chevy Chases National Lampoon Christmas Vacation. I kid you not, my family has worn out about two VHS tapes. We just love it!

20. What would be the best gift you could receive this year?
That's a great question I actually need to get on that. A new TV would be great!

That was fun! And I didn't actually have to think about if I was writing something I didn't want someone to see!

Friday, December 07, 2007

Had to log in????

Hope this (my)  blog gets better now that Music Guy's friends and ex's don't read it... get my reasoning? That's normal to read about what the hell I want at JCrew.... 

P.S. I will add more of my "blog friends", but had you in my blackberry to add! GO PATS!!!!

FYI, Now that I don't care and can get back to what blogging is about..."What the fuck?" 

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Kimba Christmas card exchange......

Thanks to E, for reminding me I still have not posted about my Christmas card exchange. If you'd like to exchange cards send me an email with your address and i'll respond with mine!

I'm looking forward to seeing all of your cards. I've already received a few and i'm loving it!


Monday, December 03, 2007

What do a tree and a trukey have in common.....

If you live in Charlestown they both come frozen....

We got our tree yesterday from the Boys and Girls Club of Charlestown and it is a tree I'll always remember. We got home and cut the twine and unlike most tress not one branch moved. It had ice on it but we didn't realize it was frozen solid all the way through. We had to bring it inside to thaw out. I had three beach size towels around it and they're all soaked! I put warm water in the tree stand to help speed up the thawing and our tree stand was steaming, it was cold! Then we sprayed warm water on it and finally that was helping it "lay down". We got our tree at 2pm and finally at 9pm we started to decorate it. There was something not right about going to bed and not having it decorated, but I had to pull off the final ice chunks before I'd put lights on it. Of course Music Guy reminded me the same lights go outside and we'd be fine. Dauh Kimba!

It was a very good weekend fast but good! We had J & G over and we went out to dinner. Saturday we tried not to freeze while running around. Sunday we had MG's dad over along with J & G for our 1st Annual Tree Trimming Party (we decided that after the fact). Next year we'll get a head of the game and thaw our tree out before the guest arrive!

I'm out of the office the next two days for work. Just think when I get back to the office it'll be Thursday!!! Though i'll still be working and have my blackberry it'll be a nice change!