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I’ve Been Tagged

16 Sep

So Mikael over at MikShorty tagged me in her post, so I guess that means I have to fill this out now!  Sorry I’ve been MIA for the last week.  I’ve been traveling for work every week, and being in an exhibit hall all day doesn’t lend to blogging.  Promise I’ll get back to it soon.  In the meantime, here goes”

1. If you could have any superpower, what would you have? Why?

The ability to stop time.  There are so many instances in my life where I wish I could stop time, curl up and live in that moment forever.  Case and point: Four years at UW.

2. Who is your style icon?
Celebs I worship: Zooey Deschanel, Keri Russell, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Katy Perry, Kate Nash, Drew Barrymore, and I try to hate her, but Cameron Diaz

3. What is your favorite quote?
“Wanting to be somebody else is a waste of the person you are.”-Kurt Cobain, “Promise me you’ll never forget me, because if I thought you would, I’d never leave.”-Winnie the Pooh, “This too shall pass.”-my Oma (grandmother)

4. What is the best compliment you’ve ever received?
I’ve gotten some pretty amazing compliments in the past year, but I’d have to say the biggest compliment, I guess, was being my best friend’s maid of honor.

5. What playlist/cd is in your CD player/iPod right now?
My iPod is so old, and there’s a long story to that, but basically all the music is 2006 and earlier because my laptop was stolen and therefore all my music was gone too.  So, dear iPod is no longer a reflection of what I’m obsessed with right now.  Since I’m too lazy to change the CDs in my car, those are a little out of date as well, but they are: Hanson “The Walk”, Michael Buble “Crazy Love”, Paramore “Riot”, mix CD circa 2004, Lady Gaga “The Fame”, *NSYNC “Celebrity” (hey, you gotta throw back every once and awhile!).  Songs I’m obsessed with right now? The Ready Set “Love Like Woe”, Timbaland feat. Katy Perry “I’ve We Ever Meet Again”, Katy Perry “Teenage Dream”, Hanson “Use Me Up” and “Thinking Bout Somethin”, and anything by Kate Nash, Lily Allen, and Adele.

6. Are you a night owl or a morning person?
Used to be a night owl, now can’t stay up much past 10 p.m.  But mornings are rough, too.

7. Do you prefer dogs or cats?
Dogs. Cats hate me, and the feeling’s mutual.

8. What is the meaning behind your blog name?
I love to travel.  LOVE.  I also do it a lot for work.  But it’s not just about vacations and business trips.  I like going to festivals, seeing movies, wining and dining, planning events, and basically just have to always be doing something.  Wanderlust is a German word, and I’m German.  It technically means the desire to hike, but has come to mean the desire to travel.  When I was little, I had a music box with the German song “The Little Wanderer”, so put it all together, and you’ve got The Lil’ Wanderer!


My Best Friend’s Wedding

3 Aug
Bride and her bridesmaids

The bride's whole posse in the bridal suite

The whole month of July led up to one important event on July 31st: my best friend’s wedding.

She married her soulmate in a beautiful ceremony at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntley, Ill.  Her father escorted her down the aisle in a strapless, empire waisted gown embellished with beading on the bust, followed by multitudes of skinny pleats creating a full skirt.  A birdcage veil masked her happy tears when greeting her groom, who donned a traditional Irish kilt, at the alter.  Her bridesmaids, friends and future relatives-in-law, happily complimented her in true-red strapless, floor-length chiffon dresses, accented with a black sash at the empire waist.  Bubbles and bagpipes introduced them as husband and wife outside the church.  Pictures followed in a nearby cornfield with the 1950s truck borrowed from her friend who restores vintage cars.

The reception was, in a word, breathtaking.  Meridien Banquet Hall in Rolling Meadows, Ill., hosted about 120 of their family and friends, dimly lit by true-red candles in black lanterns.  The bride and groom swayed to The Tossers for their first dance, and cut their chocolate and amaretto mousse cake without getting messy.

The father of the bride, maid of honor (me!) and the best man all gave heartfelt speeches, and dinner and dancing closed out the memorable night.

My best friend is married, and I couldn’t be happier for her.  I’m so grateful two of the most loving people I know found each other.

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