Thursday, July 27, 2006

Big steps

So Templeton and I have just taken some big steps in our lives. A little over a month ago we got married, and it was just an amazing time for both of us. Really felt a lot of love and support and made it a great experience.
This past Saturday we looked at a condo and both fell in love. We really liked it a lot, and decided to look further into if we could afford it and make sure it was what we wanted. We heard Wednesday someone was putting an offer down on it, so we had to act fast. We figured stuff out and decided to put an offer down ourselves. Yesterday, we got the great news that our offer was accepted! What a huge committment, but exciting at the same time! As of now, we close Aug. 30. THE BIG DAY! It's hard to say "we bought a place" right now, cause we haven't exactly bought it, we are going through the buying process. But we look forward to calling this condo "our own". Templeton and I are thrilled right now, and look forward to having people over at our new place!! I think I am most excited about decorating. Painting, putting shelves up, making rooms flow. I have been dreaming about it the past 3 nights! If anyone has any tips on decorating or painting, please post comments on anything!

Our place would be the upper left one...

Monday, July 24, 2006

Funny things said this weekend

So, it was a pretty busy weekend. Rachel's bachelorette party & bridal shower, house hunting, food shopping....but it was a priceless weekend for crazy things said....

Bachelorette party: We went to Kokoamos in VA Beach. We actually were heading out at this point, going thru a tight hallway, and a guy stops me. We were all wearing wife-beaters that said something in regards to the Ash/Kuhr wedding. He asks what my shirt says, I said "Ash Wedding, 2006". He says "my shirt is better". I didn't really look at his shirt at this point. I said "Well I made my shirt", he replies "I did too." I notice him grab his crotch area, and wanting to leave in disgust, I quickly glance at his shirt and it says "I am not wearing any underwear."

Bridal shower: So, a pretty traditional thing at a bridal shower is to write down all of the first comments that the bride makes while opening gifts. You make a list, and after opening presents, someone reads all the comments first prefacing it by saying "These are things she will say the night of her wedding..." I read the comments aloud, and one of them was so simple, yet so funny. "Thank you Mrs. Ash." And another one, because someone was leaving during present opening "Thank you for coming."

Grocery store: So I am going to the refridgerated eggs section, 2 doors wide. One woman is standing in front of 1 door going thru all the eggs, and has her cart in front of the other door--that I want to get into. I ask her "Excuse me, can I just squeeze in there and get some eggs?" She replies "You can hold on" short and ubrupt. OVER EGGS! ha, not over easy...ha ha ha.

I feel like more happened and I forgot them, I will add them later if so.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Think ya gotta cavity?

Dental Sealant Study

We are looking for people 18-40 years of age who do not already have dental sealants or composite fillings. Dental sealants are tooth colored coatings placed on the teeth to help protect them from cavities, and composites are tooth colored fillings. You could earn $100 for your participation. The study will occur over two consecutive days and require 5 visits. If you have any questions you can call Joyce Downs at
683-4719 or email

Old Dominion University Dental Hygiene Care Facility and Research Center located in the Technology Building at 47th and Hampton Blvd.

Call now for more information: 683-4719

Tuesday, July 18, 2006


This photo was striking to me because it was so dark where I was, and I just saw an isolated chair in the sunlight. I could imagine some warehouse worker taking a break, needing some alone time out there.

Sunday, July 16, 2006


I felt like someone had left the chair, and stormed out of the room. There was a sense of emptiness or even a feeling of desertion. The drab colors gave it a sense that he was forgotten, or maybe he left for an emergency.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Soundtrack of your life

So one of my friends on myspace posted this thing called "Soundtrack of My Life", and what she did was have these categories, and while having your iPod or Itunes open, you hit random shuffle. Each song you fill in the blank of each category. When I looked at hers, I was surprised at how many fit the category, so I did it myself. You should try it!

Opening Credits:
Dashboard Confessional-The Ruined Puzzle

Waking Up:
Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons-Rag Doll

Falling in Love:
Belle and Sebastian-Expectations

Fight scene:
Low-In Metal

Breaking Up:
Chicago-Color My World

Getting back together:
Carole King-Will you Still Love Me, Tomorrow (crazy!!)

Secret Love:
The Breeders-S.O.S (crazy again)

Lifes okay:
Nick Drake-Which Will

Mental breakdown:
Johnny Cash-Unchained

Aerosmith-Sweet Emotion

Rolling Stones-Rock in a Hard Place

Happy dance:

Dandy Warhols-Country Leaver

Long night alone:
Belle and Sebastian-I Don't Love Anyone

Death scene:
Fiona Apple-Please, please, Please

Ending credits:
The Beatles-I am the Walrus

(oddly enough - some of these songs actually fit!)

Saturday, July 01, 2006

As per request...

I got mail from Wachovia, which I typically throw away, but was bored and decided to open. It told me about Visa Extras. Basically, you can get rewards for using your Wachovia Check Card. When you sign up, make sure to read the directions; when you buy stuff, you have to sign off on it like a credit card, don't use pin number to make purchase, that's how you add up your rewards.
Go to this website to learn more about it, anytime you can more for you buck, I say go for it!