Monday, December 8, 2008

Santa's helpers have nothing on me.

And we bring to an end another fabulously lovely weekend. Not nearly as busy and ridiculous as weekends to come, and I think that's why it was so great. Let me share...

Friday: The day when LA Bloggers came together for drinks and a good time, holla! Seriously I was so excited and nervous to meet whoever was coming and all in all it was a great time. Even though three of my faves, Nicole from More is Better , Ex-Everything, and Simply, Me couldn't make it, a bunch of other great bloggers stopped by. For a while it was just me, Nico from Nicopolitan and Tara from When Tara Met Blog hanging out, eating fries, drinking and chatting away. After a while the rest of the LA Bloggers showed up, including: Your Beard is Good, Starting Over at 24, Laughing Through My Chardonnay, All Things Phil and Michelle Woo. Seriously all of them are awesome. Sadly I didn't take any pictures (shocking, I know) but heck three of the bloggers are anonymous and my Photoshop skills are not very good. So just know that I didn't stop laughing the whole night, Phil is a great beer bottle singer, St. Nick's has an amazing juke box, SO24, RS27 and Chardsy have some great stories, and basically bloggers kick ass. I cannot wait for another meetup in the new year.

Saturday: Let's just call this day the Christmas shopping marathon day. Me, Matt and my neighbor went on a spree all about town it was insane. We went to Target, my parent's house to get some Christmas stuff and watch some of the USC UCLA game (fight on!), Home Goods, Matt's mom's house for even more Christmas stuff, Best Buy and BevMo. Basically we got tons of shopping done, even some fun stuff for us too. We had so much stuff even that my car was completely packed to the brim, it was so funny I wish I got a picture of it. Sadly I didn't but the end result was pretty entertaining:



That's not even everything since we got gifts for people who occasionally check this blog that wouldn't fit in a book. But it was fun to organize everything and put it away listening to Christmas music, definitely got me more in the spirit. The rest of the night me, Matt and our neighbor hung out, had pizza, lots of wine and watched Tropic Thunder and Love Actually, two movies that are so very alike, haha. All in all it was a great night relaxing in since it's the last one we have for a couple weeks, woo.

Sunday: Got to sleep in yet again (which is amazing and I highly recommend it), went out to brunch with Matt's dad, walked a couple miles with my mom, put another dent in my wallet at Old Navy, hung out with Matt a while then headed to the mall to put a bigger hole in my bank account, came home to watch Harold and Kumar 2 and some Sunday TV. Amazing day really.

And that my friends was le weekend. Not too much busyness and a lot of Christmasness, perfect for a December weekend, woo.

And how was your weekend? Are you ready for the holidays?



happy monday!

25 comments:

Renee said...

Is that a case of wine? I am very impressed. I did my Christmas shopping at the liquor store, too. Wine for everyone!

San said...

You must be CRAZY going out Christmas shopping on a Saturday in December... it must have taken you ages to get around ;)

Maxie said...

Like I said on Phil's blog-- talk about an awesome, all-star meetup. I'm super jealous!!

Rachel said...

Oh god...I'm so jealous of your meetup. Tell me, did SO@24 wear a bar over his eyes for the whole meetup?

thatShortChick said...

i'm feeling really behind now on my christmas shopping.

Amanda. said...

Holla! The meet-up
sounds fabbbulous!
What a lucky group
of peeps!

Yayy! Christmas.
Obsessed. Everything
about it. Mmhmm.

apricot tea. said...

I'm sad that I didn't make it. We were (& still are) dog sitting unexpectedly... But I REALLY wanted to make it.

Dolce said...

STL blogger NEVER meet up. Just so you know, SO@24 told me you are super sweet and nice in real life. I guessed nothing less, but I thought it was nice and you'd like to know.

So@24 said...

Sorry we were only there for an hour! But it was great seeing you and I'm sure we'll meet up again soon.

We always have Boston...

rs27 said...

Another vote for the St. Nick's jukebox. Take that all other jukeboxes!

Dana said...

I want to have a blogger meet up sooo bad!!! I am jealous!!!!

I did a ton of shopping this weekend too... I love this time of year, even if it drives me crazy!!!

Dana said...

I want to have a blogger meet up sooo bad!!! I am jealous!!!!

I did a ton of shopping this weekend too... I love this time of year, even if it drives me crazy!!!

Auburn Kat said...

Sugar, my comment didn't post! Let me try again...

I want to go to a blogger meetup! I'm thinking I need to go to the Twenty Something Blogger meetup!

I went Christmas shopping for myself Saturday. Made it to Target on Sunday but left because it was SO cold outside!

Bayjb said...

Wow you did kick some Christmas shopping a**. Nice haul. Glad you had fun at the bloggy meet up too!

Mega said...

San Diego cha cha cha
San Diego cha cha cha

Auburn Kat said...

BTW, I totally meant to write "Sorry" not "sugar"...it's been a long day!

*~Dani~* said...

Girl - you did some serious damage shopping. You rock!

And I am totally cracking up over Rachel's comment about the blue bar over SO's eyes.

Alexa said...

what a great meet-up talk about some blog rockstars!

and i'm very shocked for your lack of pictures!! : )

Grits said...

Congrats on getting all that shopping done. Looks like hard work! You should reward yourself with a case of wine...:-)

brookem said...

look at all your loot!
glad friday night was a hit!

Bogart in P Towne said...

So, since I am not in LA I was not a party to the party, but the question that goes through my mind here?

How often does one have to blog to be considered a blogger? One of the "Bloggers" you mention does not really blog...or is it "once a blogger, always a blogger?"

Just ask'n...and sad there are no more white wine adventures.

Princess Pointful said...

Blogger meet ups are such fun. It's too bad I've only done them out of town!

michelle woo said...

Ahhhh I'm so behind on my blog-reading! It was fun meeting you, Katelin! Next time, I'll drink something than water! LAME.

Maris said...

I love local bloggy meet ups! It sounds like you had such a nice weekend. I did a little Christmas decorating and am definitely starting to get into the spirit! :) You couldn't get me near a mall on a Saturday though ;o)

nicoleantoinette said...

We're meeting up soon. Don't worry darlin :)