Tuesday, August 2, 2011

You had me at hello...

Greetings y'all! This weekend I attended the wedding of a blogger friend God's Favorite Shoes!
A portrait of the bride and groom...
One of the highlights of the wedding (besides the bride's charming dress and fierce shoes)...

I finally met a fellow weight loss blogger, Robin a.k.a. Ro, from Ro Gets Fit! She had me at hello!
When Ro walked away to congratulate the bride, my friend Teryka (who by the way makes the most fabulous jewelry), asked me about Robin:

Teryka: How do you know Robin?

Me: She blogs about weight loss. Sometime she and Reiko workout together. I just met her today *looks at imaginary watch* about about 30 minutes ago.

Teryka: FOR REAL!?!? Y'all act like you've been friends for years!!

It's true Robin and I carried on like age old friends! Her bubbly infectious personality made her quite personable!

Long story short, Robin and I met in the parking lot of the Mosaic while searching for the complimentary valet parking garage. After our quick dispute with the parking attendant, who insisted that parking cost $3, we drove off bewildered in search of the complimentary valet parking garage. We never found it, so I followed Robin and parked across the street.

The parking dilemma added to one of my many mental breakdowns that occurred that day!

Breakdown #1: My kids asked to attend a close friend's impromptu birthday celebration, which put me behind my dress shopping schedule.

Breakdown #2: DRESS SHOPPING! A little unknown secret about me...I HATE SHOPPING! Ever heard of Murphy's Law...anything that can go wrong...will go wrong. The law applies to shopping. 

For example:
...you decide to go shopping for something as simple as a new bra, but as you walk through the department store you see 432 of the most adorable dresses EVER! As you reach for one of the dresses, you remember that you went to the mall to buy a bra...not a dress. So, you leave the dress(es) at the department store.

Murphy's law kicks in when you actually NEED a dress for an event. So, you return to the department store to purchase one of those 432 adorable dresses you saw previously when shopping for your bra. Unfortunately, you arrive at the store and discover those 432 adorable dresses were replaced by 435 of the most hideous dresses EVER!

Despite Murphy's Law of Shopping, I found the PERFECT, junk loving dress. This dress hugs my junk-in-tha-trunk...tastefully. 
Breakdown #3: I planned to leave on time. Be quiet, YES I wrote on time! (I suffer from CLS, Chronic Lateness Syndrome...This IS real folks. GOOGLE IT!) Like I said, I planned to leave on time, but breakdown #1 threw me behind schedule and thwarted my plans to leave early. AND breakdown #3 intensified when I remembered I agreed to meet Robin in the parking garage by 6:45!!

Breakdown #4: I followed, or so I thought,  those idiotic iPhone map app directions. Well, leave it to me to turn down the wrong street...TWICE. And Breakdown #4 intensified my anxiety about Breakdown #3!

So...I finally made it to the wedding and guess what? I forget my dayum camera battery. So, yes I arrived with a camera, and NO battery...genius!

Despite my many psychotic breaks throughout the day I thoroughly enjoyed myself at the wedding. The thing I loved the most about Reiko's wedding...

NO contrived, pretentious traditional hoopla. If...no WHEN I get married it will be far from traditional (did you hear read that mom?)

Wedding highlights:
The blushing bride & groom! Check out Reiko's and Sean's fierce foot-ware. 
I also had the pleasure of meeting Juanette (the picture crasher) from Fashion-Nette Work! She gave me the best fashion tip ever on how to create the fabulous statement necklace you see pictured above!
 And me....dancing!
Guess where I learned how to WOBBLE? ZUMBA! That's right ZUMBA!! For those of you not familiar with the WOBBLE, or for those of you who want to learn...I present...THE WOBBLE!

I would to see a video of you doing the wobble! 

Before I sign off I want to tell Reiko and Sean CONGRATS and a big THANKS to Robin for the cookbooks she gave me!  

Now get outta here and get yo WOBBLE ON!


  1. You look great in that dress! It was made for you :)

    I love the Wobble! I need to get in a Zumba class. It looks like fun.

  2. OMG..trina, your blog is so funny....You make it fun trying to loose weight.. I like that picture titled "GIRL MAKE THAT BOOTY POP"...lmaooooo...you are a trip girl. keep up the good work and i intend to follow ur blogs....hope you had fun at the wedding.

  3. LMAO I love this ...and thank you. Girl it really did feel like we knew each other for a long time. And Teryka was Hoo-Larious!
    I have a pic of you and Reiko that you must add. It's really cute.
    *oh and you rocked the HELL outta that dress :-)

  4. Love your dress and that hat. Looks like a good time was had by all.

  5. Such a cute post :) Love the dress! Looks like you had a blast despite the breakdowns! :)

  6. Your Dress?? AMAZING!!! Absolutely perfect.

    I hate shopping, too, with a purple passion. Hate it hate it hate it, especially if I HAVE to get something specific. Like a suit. I need a suit before Thursday for a presentation. It's now Tuesday, and I still haven't gone to the store.

    It's too darn hot to wear a suit, anyway.

  7. I love your dress!!

    The bride and groom look awesome, too. I love the shoes. I wish I had a taller husband so I could wear awesome shoes like that. :)

  8. lol I forgot that I crashed your pic, it was great timing! You looked great mama, good to see you again!

  9. Love your dress and your post. Glad I found your blog, it was fun to read. Now the Wobble looks like something this big girl might be able to handle.

  10. You have such a fun blog here...following! You looked great and the wedding looked like lots of fun! I LOVE the wobble by the way!

  11. I just started Weight Watchers and it is TRULY AMAZING! I can't believe how successful I am...and TRUST ME, I've tried a LOT OF THINGS...this is doable though.


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