Trip to see Taylor!!!!

Saturday, March 31, 2012

"I can make you breakfast"...

So last night was my date with MrMD.
I was looking forward to it because I had fun on our first date.
And this post will be filled with my over thinking/analyzed ramblings.

We spoke earlier in the week and he asked when I could be downtown.
Which kind of made me a little annoyed.
Because it would be great if he picked me up (even if he does live right downtown and I live way out in the northeast) would be the gentlemanly thing to do but how do you suggest THAT to someone.
And in all reality any date that I want to go on (ie. fun restaurant etc.  EVERYthing is downtown...which is why I need to move there haha).

So I made my way down there and parked my car.
He did call me to meet me by the parking garage so he could escort me 
(so he is a gentleman).
He complimented me (which I loved) and told me "you make winter look good" (we have been having so much spring weather but yesterday was absolutely freezing and there was flurries drifting down as we walked to the restaurant).

I was overdressed in a black and white polk a dot wrap dress and red heels.
He was wearing jeans and a polo and running shoes.
Can I just vent a little and say how much I detest running shoes.
Even if they are the casual non athletic ones I do not like them one bit.
Jacob used to wear these horrible ones all the time so that may have a little influence on why I dislike them so much!
Moving on...though I feel bad because he did in fact apologize for being a little casually dressed.

So we went to dinner at a place called Lee
This place is by Susur Lee (a pretty famous chef who coincidentally has a restaurant in Singapore and Washington,DC also).
MrMD told me to get ready for a "flavour explosion in my mouth" I had to bite my tongue to keep from giggling because obviously my mind went to a not so nice place with that haha.

Chef Lee behind the Singapore Style Slaw which was DELICIOUS!  Pic from here
Loved the is certainly a happening downtown place...I loved it.
The food and cocktails and people watching was fabulous.
We shared three dishes together and we had great conversation though I'm afraid I was way too chatty.
That is my biggest difficulty I think...I can be way way too chatty.

So then the dinner bill comes and he picks it up.
So we cleared that hurdle...I think...
Then he asks the waiter to borrow a pen and starts scrawling something on the back of the receipt.
I must have been looking at him funny because he said that he used his business account because we did talk about our work.
And I was a little bothered by this.
Should I be bothered by this????
I obviously jump to the conclusion that he doesn't value my company enough to pay from his personal money...actually THAT is what I should have said/joked about...but of course I didn't.

So then he suggested we could go to a movie or go to a club.
I suggested a movie because a club may be hard to hear (though I guess in a movie you don't talk at all...hmmm maybe I was a little tipsy from my two drinks haha).
So when we realized it was close to 11:30 and going to a movie theater wasn't really an option he suggested we watch a movie at his place.
And I hesitated.

And then decided why the heck not.

His place was really pretty and modern.
And clean which is a definite good thing.

He gave me a tour and it also let me get to know him better.
From his tour I found out he paints (two landscapes of places he had traveled to), he is active (bike), he DJ's for fun (turntables evidence) and he has a nice eye for things (he had a bright red bench in his entrance I loved).  
So he opened a bottle of wine and put out some cheese/crackers/hummus.  
(I really liked that he was a good host).
And we started to watch The Muppets (yea that's what we picked).

Shortly after it started.

He kissed me.
And it was really nice.
But I pulled away a little with the excuse that I'm shy.
I just don't like to move fast at all.
So we alternated between talking/watching the movie/making out.
I'm wondering if sometimes he started to kiss me because I was chatting too much which is a DEFINITE possibility...oops.

The making out was really fun but anytime it was starting to move more towards lying down making out on a couch versus sitting up I sort of pulled away.
I am so SO terrible at not letting myself relax or simply enjoy the moment sometimes.
In all reality I'm 30 and a grown up and if I wanted to fool around a little I should.
But then I'm like hmmm it's a second date.
And let's face it I simply get attached a little to quickly.

He was sweet and told me that he had been looking at my EH profile for months hoping we would meet.
Maybe this is just an EH pick up line though.
So as the movie ended and the making out continued.
I said "it's late".
He said "I could make you breakfast"
I laughed and said maybe another time.

He drove me to my car and then I started to head home.
I do like him.
But I'm unsure and think maybe he isn't that into me.
Because I over think things like that.
Even if he did send me a test last night when I got home saying he had a great time.
Apparently I need a lot more assurance then I thought.

To be continued...I think.

Thursday, March 29, 2012


The past 24 hours has been weird.
Totally weird.

I heard back from that job offer.
The one involving the sketchy colleague.
I briefly had mentioned it and I'm not sure if it is the right move for me.
And I arranged a meeting for Monday (no harm in checking it out right?...maybe??? I don't know!)

Then today I had a big meeting in my head office.
When I walked into the meeting it was BigWig#1 BigWig#2 and BigWig#3 a rather intimidating bunch.
I really can't get into what they do but suffice to say they are true BIGWIGS.

Anywho how awkward was it when I recognized BigWig#3...
He was the other guy of the "couple" at that dinner from this post.
As in a second colleague and I sat beside and chatted on and on with the person I thought was his wife.
And let me tell you...
It was NOT his wife.

So as we are sitting in this meeting where I'm supposed to be showing off my knowledge...
instead I'm thinking...oh GOSH...he is going to tell MrDentist he saw me today and the other work colleague....I should have dressed better...this is weird that I know he has a mistress...this is so weird...I wonder if he even recognizes me (in my Clark Kent glasses nerdy button down and slacks versus straight hair/contacts/cocktaildress/heels from that dinner).

So just as things I think are going ok.
BigWig#2 points out a feature of a tool...and used the comparison of "well using these settings would be like using it on you (BigWig#3) versus her.  She has 4" of fat to go through" (now although NOT appropriate BigWig#2 was referring to a sales rep that had just presented).
BUT THEN BigWig#3 turns to me and says..."no offense Teagan".

I paused.
And swallowed hard.
He just basically called me out and basically stated I was obese.
Then BigWig#2 says "I wasn't referring to Teagan I was referring to the sales person!"
I felt the blood continue to pool in my face.
Great he (BigWig#3) thought that reference was to me AND then pointed that out to BigWig#1 and BigWig#2!!!!!!!!

I tried to laugh it off like "wow guess I should get to the gym tonight" haha.
Only I was trying NOT to cry.
All these comments were just SO terribly mean!

So of course the whole day I keep thinking about him over beers with the work colleague and MrDentist..."...yea and then I called Teagan out for being fat!"
And I cringe inside.

Monday, March 26, 2012

One under the belt

So yesterday I had my first date with MrMD.
And y'all I was so SOOOO nervous!
I was frantically messaging Taylor before hand so I would have something to do while waiting outside the place we were meeting.

I wore a cute outfit I will try and post pics later in the week.
Anywho I was a nervous wreck.
So much so I wrote about it before hand.

So I was early (as usual) so I decided to wait outside the place in the sunshine.
As I tried to look cool (and busy myself with my phone!)
And tried not to fall over in nude high heels.
I noticed my pantyhose was rather shiny in the sunlight.
Taylor reassured me that it was very Kate Middleton so I felt a ton better.

And walked up and I smiled nervously hoping it was this guy I was about to have coffee with.
(It was).
I gave him a hug and he told me I looked great.
We grabbed a coffee at the Thompson Diner.
Pic from here

So this is how the Thompson does diner.
(How I think every diner should be but that's just the snob in me!)
Pic from here

So we grabbed a coffee and quickly fell into conversation.
I was nervous so I'm sure I was pretty fidgety.
After we sipped through our coffee's he suggested we take advantage of the beautiful weather and walk around downtown.
(Which just so happens to be one of my favourite activities in Toronto because there is always fun stuff to explore).
My only suggestion to him was that I be allowed to change from my sky high heels into flats (thank goodness I had a pair in the car).

On our walk I found myself giggling (a lot).
And finding an excuse or two to nudge him, touch his arm etc.
He was nice and funny (and cute).
I laughed at his comparison to a random event going on and some drama spilling onto the sidewalk to West Side Story (he seriously referenced the Jets/Sharks!)
Which is perfect for my nerdy self.

Then as we were returning back towards the diner.
He made a comment along the lines of 'I feel like I should take you out for dinner'.
Which was sort of an invitation I guess.
I was so incredibly nervous!
I had some things to get done though so I politely suggested 'sometime soon'.
I told him I had a really good time.

Then the awkward end of the date came.
And it's only awkward because I am the most awkward end of date person!
We hugged and then I found myself (for the first time in a LONG time) turning my face towards his.
(I usually turn away especially at this moment which is why I never kissed MM (and we went on like 9 dates now wonder we stopped hanging out!!))
So we kissed and then I as so super nervous and panicky and freaking out that it was maybe awkward and maybe I was too forward.
Kissed him again!
(Go big or go home I guess...well they were both nice closed mouth kisses...okay now I'm just going into way to much detail because I'm still all nervous about it haha).
So I found myself smiling as I drove away.

Then I heard nothing from him after.
(Usually boys message me right away...well at least in the beginning).
And then today I didn't hear from him until this evening.
I'm totally being melodramatic.

He made some sweet comment about thinking about my smile.
Then we made plans for a Friday night date.
I must like him because my Friday night slot is a premium position haha.
But I'm going to take my time with this one.
And also keep the roster wide open.
Even if I do have a good feeling about this one.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Bundle of Nerves

Pic from here

I have a date in just a few short hours.
And I'm a bundle of nerves.
It's silly really.
I shouldn't feel any nervousness I'm just meeting a guy for a drink.

But it's really my first date since these.
How crazy is it that it's been almost two months since then?!?!
And the reason it's probably on my mind...

This date is taking place at the Thompson Diner.
You guessed it one of the four restaurants/lounges around the same Thompson that MrDentist lives every weekend.
Well he used to.
I assume at this point he's found a condo etc.
And even if he hasn't there is like 0 chance of running into him because he always spent Sundays with his family.

I just need to get back on the horse and start dating again.
And I need not to be stressing the potential awkward silences
(even though there was one during our phone conversation this week).
It's no big deal.
Really I could talk to a brick wall...I'm a total chatter.
Just have to remind myself.
This is not a big deal.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Cluck Cluck

So yea I avoid confrontation.
I still haven't responded to Eva's email (here).
And as I'm sitting here doing laundry and having a quiet day in catching up on work from the week.

I hear my phone text message alert go off.
And I'm such a nerd I can freely admit it is "Rue's call" ringtone.
The tri tone at the end of the trailer if you don't know what it is.

So speaking of the hunger games.
I got this text from Eva
"Have you gone to see the Hunger Games yet???? :)"
I've never heard from her at such a high frequency in one week.

The crazy thing is this increased amount of communication is all I've ever wanted.
I want close relationships with the girls in Toronto.
I want to have tons of texts back and forth and fun emails and get togethers.

So in all honesty I'm probably going chicken out on confronting the situation.
And I'll probably just write something nice back to her.
Something like "no not yet I'm so excited because I hear only great things :)"
Or do I let her know that Val and I have plans to see it tonight and invite her along???

Y'all I'm such a chicken.
Cluck McF*ckity Cluck.
Pic from here

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

I'm back...e-dating that is.

Y'all just wanted to update you.
I'm back on the proverbial horse.
Back to making dates.

Just got off the phone.
Had a great conversation with MrMD (because MrDoctor has already come and gone).
Well no.
Here's the low down what happened with MrDoctor.
He went to India for 6 weeks and got back in February.
And he texted me.
To invite me indoor rock climbing with him and his friends tonight.
I declined.
Because either I'm his "buddy" or he wants to introduce me to his friends.
And I'm ready for neither.

I need to be a LOT more picky then I was previously.
So first date back.
MrMD this Sunday.

I'll give you an update after it happens.
He has started off on the right foot.
He told me I had the best smile and pictures he has ever seen on EH.
And they aren't even bikini pics haha.

Either way I'm going to just sit back and enjoy it.
Because last time I was all "playing the field" it let me be more open to meeting someone.
Even if MrDentist turned out to sort of be a jerk.

So in honour of this...
One of my new fav songs that I like to listen to when get ready for a date.

Trip Planning aka Thinking Positive

I'm trying to focus on the positive.
Ignore messages from Jacob (because yes I'm STILL getting them).
I decided this year to take a few small trips rather than large ones.

Here is what I was daydreaming about today.

April in West Palm Beach, Florida
Pic from here

May in Ottawa
Pic from here
July in Chicago
Pic from here
September in Dallas
Pic from here
October in Ann Arbor
Pic from here

And hopefully this list will keep growing.
I'm hoping to perhaps do a big trip next year.
Maybe a safari in Africa?
Or hike in Peru?
I think I may have to leave all those romantic European countries for when I'm with someone.
I want to go to Paris and Rome when I'm head over heels in L-O-V-E.

It's fun to dream...

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Making a call

So I've had my stomach in knots about everything this weekend.
Imagine my surprize when today an email popped up from Eva.

Something along the lines of 'how was the rest of your weekend with the guys?  They all seemed really nice'

And now what the heck am I supposed to do with that?!
I'm so torn and just heartbroken on how this weekend went.
I don't know how to take this email at all or even worse how to respond.
She can't seriously mean they were nice after getting called out like that right???

So maybe I should take a poll...
Did Eva send this email due to:
a) guilty conscious
b) she is trying to really reach out (I know Eva is not confrontational at all (like me)

How should I respond?
a) Great. (hoping the short response shows how pissed I am).
b) Actually it was terrible thanks to my so called friends who humiliated me (a little brutal honesty)
c) No Response (because will anything change).

I don't know what to do.
And the problem is the longer I don't respond (unless this is my actual final choice) the more awkward I make things.
This blows.

Monday, March 19, 2012

I hate this part right here.

From here

I'm so pissed!
I'm irritated.
I think Taylor said it best to me today when she sent me the above quote.

I am so SO hurt how things went down this weekend.
I am still floored.
And bummed.

And I'm mad.
I'm mad how Eva's husband conducts himself.
I wish I didn't feel like he is just a SUCKY person.
I'm mad that NO one stuck up for me that nights of the girls.
I'm mad that I'm going to be the one forced to confront this situation.
I'm mad that this is likely forever going to change the dynamic of my friendship with the Waterloo girls.
I'm mad that when it comes down to drawing the line.
I have a feeling I know which side all the girls will go.
Because isn't that how it works.
A line is draw.
Sides are chosen.
And this feels oddly reminiscent of the Hills.

And because I don't have a video montage.
I will borrow this one that seems to really really fit.

I really do hate this part right here.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Weekend Update with Will in Words

Usually I try and make my posts pretty and lovely and nice.
This whirlwind weekend will become a whirlwind post.
Because I just want to get it all down.
So it might be rambly and random but I don't really want to forget it.

I could be silly and say it was emotional because I had my period.
Well I did but it wasn't because of that.
Work sort of had me down this week.
I had taken on an extra bonus project 
(killing myself staying up until 1/2am some nights finishing it).
And turns out I'm not getting paid for it.
(I was told originally I would be in a certain way and now they are structuring it differently so I won't).  And it's a whole big ball of wax that I can't get into because work blog post I don't feel comfortable with at this point.

Anywho so Friday I got stuck late at work.
I was supposed to be at a NLL game Friday at 7:30 meet for dinner before hand at 5:30pm.
With Will coming in at about 8:30pm.
MY NLL ticket was $35 we got these a few weeks ago.
Well when I found out the timing of Will getting into town I realized the game would like go until 9:30/10 so I got him a ticket (which at the non-group rate in our row was $77!)

So I got stuck at work.
Until 8:30pm.
Will arrived at 8:00pm downtown.
My phone died at 7:18pm.
I don't work close to downtown on Fridays.

I was so terribly upset (mostly due to work) and now I was late and Will was wandering downtown and I had (once I plugged my phone into my car to charge) like 8 messages from the CanadaCrew about where the heck was I and my friend?
So I RUSHED downtown without makeup/jewelry/feeling any kind of okay.
By the time I met up with Will it was 9:40.
I had been so stressed my stomach was in knots.

So we missed the game (and I spent $100+ on unused annoying!)
We settled for a drink at Ki downtown.
Quickly caught up about work/life/love etc.

I was worried because I hadn't seen Will since the night before I moved to Singapore when he joined my family and I for dinner.
We catch up every few weeks/months but we quickly fell back into our regular banter and relaxed 

We had dinner reservations for 10:30pm at One in Yorkville.
We had a wonderful dinner.
Then we headed out to meet his two friends at The Drake.
Which was so much fun and playing SO much great music we were having a blast and danced the night away until close around 2am.

We then headed to my place.
And all stayed up drinking and chatting.
His two friends were staying in a guest suite in my condo (like a hotel room on the ground floor).
They went to bed at about 3:30am.
Will and I stayed up catching up and watching the first episode of season two of the Walking Dead that he got me hooked on.
So we were side by side on the couch and there was this 2 second little bit of awkwardness of me being jumpy and his hand settling on my knee and me being all butterflies/yet panicky like is his hand on my knee for an extended period?!  And is this weird because we had just talked about his gf who I'm not sure I really care for (because of how she treats him) but as quickly as these thoughts flashed through my head they disappeared and we were all the norm of our hang outs (I'm such an over analyzer sometimes!)
We finally forced ourselves to bed at 6am (I can't remember the last time I was up that late!)
And he slept on the couch in case you were wondering.

We woke up at 11am.
I cooked breakfast for the boys before we headed downtown.
Our plans were to go to the SteamWhistle Brewery in Toronto.
Val was set to meet up with us.
As was Jane and her husband and Eva and her husband.
Well on our way downtown we were told due to St.Patrick's Day there is no way we would get into SteamWhistle by Jane and Eva. 
So we waited on a suggestion.
Val suggested another pub called Madison Avenue Pub.
So we headed over there at about 3:30pm.

There was some kind of confusion though.

I had tried to call Jane around 1pm when we were heading out and didn't get through to her.
When I got through to her at 3pm she was driving from downtown to where Eva lives 
(about 45-60minutes from downtown).
I thought weird why would she do that.
Then I figured well to cut out the driving and I figured they were staying over night there.

So the boys and I settled into a booth at the Madison.
We grabbed a bite to eat and watch it steadily fill in with a TON of people 
(being St. Patty's and all).
So we wait and Val arrived at about 5:30pm.
She quickly comes over and we sort of commiserate on the weird change of plans and messages from everyone.
I had suggested SteamWhistle the other girls shot it down...then they seemed super irritated at us when we didn't have an alternative plan and then when we did have one they were being all weird like they didn't really want to come.
They made text comments about maybe going to grab real food (vs pub food) etc.
AND the more I'm thinking about it the more my blood is boiling!

At 4:27pm they were asking if we have a table to eat dinner at.
We did.  However there was 4 of us at that point (to be 5 when Val arrived).
And we were in one of the BUSIEST pubs in Toronto on St.Patty's day so saving all the space was darn near impossible.  
At 5:05pm they said "we are getting ready but it will take us awhile to get there".
And that's it.
Which drove us crazy because we were sort of trapped in place (saving the booth) when we wanted to roam around the HUGE place.
It is a cool place built between two big old homes so it is really interesting and fun to wander.
So instead we thought we better stay in the booth so they would have a place to sit if they wanted to eat.

Anywho they showed up at like 6:30/7pm and at that point we had to give up some space (but we had enough for all four of them to sit and eat and we would stand/roam the place)  because it was pretty much standing room only and SUPER busy at that point.
When they walked in the pub.  
Val and I immediately stood up and walked over TO THEM and I hugged each of them made some small chitchat (I alluded to the fact that my friends were at the booth (oh about 3 yards to the left) and then they headed directly to the bar.
Ummm YES that is what happened.
At first not a single one of them came over to say hi to my friends.
Let me clarify and just mention Jane knows Will from when she visited me in Dallas.
And part of the reason we tried to all get together was because Will and his friends were visiting.

I was so EMBARRASED and HUMILIATED as Will and his friends asked so are those the friends we've been sitting in this booth in for four hours waiting for???
So they proceed to find a place around the back corner of the bar.  
Actually I spotted the brief empty bar stools and suggested we grab them for them.
So they sat about 5 yards away from our little booth.
It was horrible.
Will and his friends were shocked at how it was going down.
Then I started coming up with excuses (maybe they wanted to find a place fast, maybe they thought you should come say hi first, maybe they are mad at me because of the decreased seating, maybe maybe maybe).  

So an hour goes by.
And can I mention how awkward it is???
Val at this point is sitting with them now.
And I was near tears at this point.
And we can see each other because we are less than 5 yards AWAY in direct line of view of each other!!!

So then Jane comes over to introduce herself to the guys.
And spends about 20 minutes chatting with them (thank goodness).
Then eventually her husband does too.
When he did I took some time to head over the Eva and her husband and Val.
Eva's husband asked me to ask Jane to come back to "their" area.
I sh*t you not.
He also tried to undo my bra.
Right in front of his wife Eva.
And it's like this type of behaviour is okay.
I swatted him away.
But I was seriously annoyed...I find that so so disrespectful. 
Seriously this is how the night was going down!!!! WTF!!!
So I headed back over to the boys with another round.
Jane and her husband headed back to "their" area.

So now we are trying to come up with a plan whether to leave or stay.
The boys wanted to leave but I didn't want to make anyone mad because after all they just got there about an hour and a half before!
So we debated about leaving what our plan should be etc.
I headed over to my "their" area to sort of feel out what everyone wanted to do.
Val had just ordered some food so they suggested we wait until she is done her food and we could all head out together...awesome hopefully everything would start to go more smoothly is what I was thinking.
So I get another round for us and we wait.
So probably another hour or so later.

Eva comes over for the first time to us. 
She says something along the lines of "hey everyone has started to make their rounds by so I guess it's my turn".
Will's friend couldn't hold it in any longer.
He retorted something along the lines of "oh HEY.  How long have you been here?  And NOW you come over? Weird."  And Eva stammered something out.
And I tried to make like it was just a joke.
But it was awkward.
And I was just trying to dig for something/anything to be able to change the direction of conversation.
So I tried to say "hey so Eva is my first roommate from college" then she corrected me how I was her second which is the case but at this point it was so incredibly awkward and uncomfortable it was AWFUL.

Then it got worse.

So I said..."hey so did we decide on brunch tomorrow".

Side note
(Let me back this up and say a few emails exchanged 
earlier in the week had gone out...
with me suggesting a cool place no one had ever been to
...then Eva suggesting another place 
that was further away (from Quinn and us)
 and when I didn't hear anything back by Wednesday
 I sent ANOTHER email saying with our big party 
I would really love to make reservations...
to ZERO response from ANYONE).
Quinn and her husband were set
 to join us all (
so to recap it would be Quinn, Quinn's husband, 
Quinn's baby, Jane and her husband, 
Eva and her husband, and me and the 3 boys...
Val had other plans already).

To which Eva said, 'yes actually we decided to do something in our area' (WE as in NOT myself and my friends) because 'Quinn wanted to see Jane and her husband since they haven't really since Christmas (ummm we did in January in Kingston) and we wanted to spend time with the baby'.

I was dumbfounded. 
And this all was said in front of Will and his 2 friends.
Who all had puzzled looks on their faces as they knew that we were supposed to be doing brunch all together the next day.

The night continued to unravel.
As we made plans to change locations.
Eva told me they were going to go home because "they're old".
So Val was planning on hanging out with us.
And FYI at this point Eva's husband STILL did not come over to say hello to my friends.

So as we were gathering our things to leave they instead decided to go have coffee in Yorkville and NOT to go home.
We only realized this as we were outside saying our goodbyes.
They didn't invite us, and didn't even mention it to us at all
(though I overheard the whispers on our way out of the pub).
And so then Val had to make a decision.
She went with them to Yorkville.

The crazy thing is me and the guys would have been so down for getting some food and coffee in Yorkville we just wanted a change in scenery.  

So I was so upset.
Me and the boys headed towards other bars.
We made a quick Dim Sum (not sure how you spell that) stop in Chinatown.
And refueled with food.
We had some great laughs and they were trying hard to cheer me up.
Then we headed out to another pub for some more St.Patty's day drinks.

This morning we woke up and had a FABULOUS brunch at Brassaii in King West area.
It was awesome.
And with that our weekend was over.
It was so great to see Will I've really missed him.
It was hard to say goodbye.

Then my parents came over again and I hung up some pictures and rearranged my bedroom and I feel almost 100% settled in my place.
I will have to update with photos etc but I just wanted to get it all out.
I'm officially EXHAUSTED and feel just wiped emotionally right now.

I just got a text from Quinn who said "I didn't realize we wouldn't see you at was your weekend with Will?"  Hmmm do I respond with "well I wasn't invited"....probably NOT a good idea if I want to avoid drama (And I do want to avoid drama).

I also just got a call from Val she called to apologize for last night and her ditching us.
We had a good conversation.
Without her saying it I don't think I fit in this group anymore.
Now "my large strong group of girlfriends" needs to be taken off the list for reasons to stay in Toronto.
Which is so incredibly sad and heartbreaking.
And combined with the sadness of a weekend trip with a long time missed friend being over...not going to kind of sucky.

Bet you didn't expect all of that drama in a weekend update!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Should be doing work...instead planning a weekend with Will

I'm supposed to be working on this work report.
Instead I have Will coming into town for sure this weekend from A2.
So so excited.

He should get in Friday evening.
I think he will join my friends and I at an NLL game 
(that's National Lacrosse League if you don't know now you know).

Then we are going to ONE restaurant.
A fancy schmancy Italian snobby place where you are sure to spot a celeb.
May or may not be the same restaurant I last ate with MrDentist (from this post here).
It's in Yorkville (same area where Taylor and I had our lunch before she flew back to Texas).

Saturday is St. Paddy's.
I have a green dress that I just got tonight.
Clearly needed.
So we will likely end up in a pub but first will fill our day with cheesy touristy Canadian things like perhaps a double decker bus tour (that I've been dying to do forever!) or the CN tower.

Sunday we will likely do brunch.

I need to figure out where.
Which is what I'm doing.
Instead of working on a report.

Priorities people.

So I JUST called Will to check about something because I'm so wired with all this fun planning!  Clearly!
Mainly to find out if he thinks he will get in town in time to attend the game  (ie. do I pick up the last remaining ticket in our row even though it is double the price I paid for mine) and I KNOW I shouldn't have let it ring like 6 times but it did and I think I TOTALLY interrupted him and his GF!!!!

At first I called him out saying "you better NOT be sleeping because you better be ready for an epic weekend of staying up late etc" when he says "ummmm no we were uhhhh just laying down" so I think I TOTALLY interrupted them...ughhh I could feel the heat rising to my face.
So embarrassed! So of course what do????

I just rambled and prattled on and on and on and ON stammering through and trying to get out what info I needed.
Even though I'm telling myself in my head "OH MY GOD Teagan get off the phone you're totally INTERRUPTING!!!!! Get off get off get off STOP talking"

I imagine it looked kind of like this...except with far less clothing.

I'm pretty sure she is not a big fan of me.
Just saying.
And that my friends is how you probably piss off a GF before her BF comes to visit a girl she has never met for the weekend in Canada.

Pic from here

Monday, March 12, 2012

Taming 2 Wild Beasts

Y'all my eyebrows were OUT of control!
So I had to do what was needed.
Head back to the Benefit Brow Bar at Murale.
(Taylor and I went here for her first brow wax experience).

So I thought I would be brave and share some eyebrow before and afters.
Well with fuzzy iPhone pics.

So before...

Seriously y'all can you see the unmaintained ridiculousness I had going on.
Plus my left eye looks really round...look how weird the eyelid looks!

And here is the after.

As soon as I put this pic in this post...I started to panic.
Because in the picture it looks totally uneven.
BUT eyebrows are sisters not twins...AND she did it to suit my way uneven face.
I know I know I'm a tough critic.

Anywho so I tried to take two more pics to show you how they actually do look good.



And I cannot believe I just included 4 eyebrow pictures in a blog post.
I swear they don't look as uneven etc as they are appearing currently.
The look normal with a full face picture I SWEAR!!!

Random side note I LOVE the smell in Murale.
It is so fresh and clean.
Unlike Sephora (which I love) but depending on when you go in there the strong perfumy smell is enough to bring on a headache sometimes!

I'm so so excited because I have a hair appointment on Friday too.
Bye bye super long black roots.
I am so looking forward to this weekend because Will is coming up from A2 
(LOVE that nickname by the way and I'm totally going to use it from now on).

And I'm only going to say this because the thought flicked through my brain tonight.
Why am I getting all "prepared" looks wise for this weekend all of a sudden...
Weird...very weird.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Saturday Shopping Trip

So Saturday I met up with Val because we were going to go shopping in New York.
Also know as test #2.
Test #1 was here.
It was intimidating just because we were traveling by car.

My hands were so so so terribly shaky.
But everything went off without a hitch!
And before we knew it I was looking at this glorious sign.

And it was such a beautiful day outside!
I can't believe how much things have been mild this winter.
Totally my saving grace.

So we headed to some outlets.
And we are both on a budget so I only got what I LOVED.
JCrew factory outlet store was where I got my three items.

It is my new trick when I go shopping for myself.
I allow myself three items.

So then I really choose carefully versus taking home a ton of items of which I won't wear but get caught up in the frenzy.

And what a great deal versus their regular priced items.
For example I got this printed Cecilia dress.
Has everything I love.
V-neck, straps that I can wear a nice bra,  POCKETS!!!!, full skirt, and a tie to cinch in the waist.

I was also excited to be back into some better sizes after working out more.
This dress was Regularly $108+tax
With their dress promotion.  It was $64.80!

Now granted I know it is their "factory" line and not the same as in store,
Both Val and I agreed that we preferred these pieces versus the actual store which you know we hit up later also.
Love JCrew!

My other two items...a sweater set.
In my favourite shade.
Pink of course!  Well technically JCrew calls it Neon Azalea.

I love the buttons!

Jackie Cardigan (Factory) tag regularly $49.50 down to $29.70!
Jackie Shell (Factory) tag regularly $39.50 down to $23.70!
THIS to me was a FANTASTIC deal.

Considering that currently at the Canadian Regular (non-factory store).
The exact same pink Jackie Cardigan is $80 (+13% taxes)
and the exact same pink Jackie Shell is $54 (+13% taxes)

The sweater set alone would have cost me $151.42 here in Canada.
(JCrew is rather expensive in Canada).
And instead I spent a total of $125.52 
(including the 8% taxes in New York) for a dress AND a sweater set.

On our way home we stopped in at Quinn's house.
She lives about half way between Niagara Falls and Toronto.
She and her husband had grilled up some burgers (home made patties with onion and garlic YUM!) 
and we also had a homemade chickpea salad, homemade coleslaw and steamed broccoli.
It was delicious.

I also got to see Quinn's babies nursery for the first time (so cute).
And we all got caught up and chatted and finished off with some nice hot tea before Val and I headed on the road again back to the TDot.
So SO fun.
AND now I am planning the rest of my trips this year...

The For Sure's

  • Florida Easter weekend (SO soon and SO SO excited!)
  • Dallas in September 
  • Ann Arbor maybe October?  I will be sporting my maize and blue proudly attending another football game weekend with my bestie Will (who I think may be coming next weekend to Canada!!!!)
The Maybe's
  • Maybe Auburn for a fall football game (I'm dying to see where my bestie went to school and cheer on a team in the South Division (I realize it is NOT called the South Division it is called something important that has lots of good schools and I for the life of me cannot remember what it is called.  Thank goodness Auburn and UofM are in different divisions haha because I love them both dearly!)
  • Maybe Chicago (shopping trip/see my bestie's brother perhaps!)
  • Maybe Winnipeg (to see Sophie like I did last year).
  • Maybe New York City (I am DYING to do the Sex and the City Tour!)
  • Maybe Austin (to see a special close friend).
  • And at this point I will also take any other suggestions!!!
All and all this weekend made me very excited for things yet to come.

Pics are my own and found here