Wednesday, November 30, 2011

joking matters

We have an ongoing battle in the Offutt household of leaving empty containers in the fridge for the unfortunate next person.  This usually results in a) yelling b) an empty OJ carton under your pillow c) the container thrown outside d) a lot of blaming and e) doing it again whenever possible.

Nate and I decided to take it to a new level and filled the empty OJ carton with milk/water/food coloring. I about puked at the thought of it.

Let the shenanigans begin!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Even after a (somewhat) restful Thanksgiving break, I feel exhausted. The next couple of weeks... daunting...

But check one item off the list! I finished and performed my transcription of Miles Davis' solo in "So What." It wasn't my best rendition; but, it's over.  It's been a loooong, painful process, but I'm finally done with it! This semester–long project involved a lot of time listening to it over and over and then time spent at the keys {mostly at the keyboard in my apartment with some not–working keys. frustrating.}

{the solo is from about 1:30 to 3:25}

now, onto the next items on the list... {I think I can. I think I can.}

But let me leave you with a little something we talked about in class today:

{2 of my favorites together: Panic and Trombone Shorty!}

fast forward to about 4:00 for some real blowing of the mind

Monday, November 28, 2011

uga > gt

2nd annual family affair to the Georgia vs. Georgia Tech game. This time in Atlanta. with the Brown's.

lovely ladies

RIP Munson

mr griffin himself

krispy kreme donuts left by fellow tailgaters  
dig in!
oh jeez

sharin the love!

And the DAWGS won yet again!!!
This game marked the end of the regular season :( 

Sunday, November 27, 2011

funday quote

Because I turned one year older {20!} on Thursday...

"How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?"
Satchel Paige

Friday, November 25, 2011

give thanks for birthdays and _______

What better co-holiday to spend your birthday with than Thanksgiving?? 
{Yes, we went to Michigan}

gobble gobble
marital bliss

because birthdays make you special 

And to walk off our food babies? GEOCACHING! We found 2 of them!

This means Christmas is soon!!

Monday, November 21, 2011

game day

UGA vs. UK game! 
with the family and the Brown's from Colorado. tailgate on Meyer's quad. 
the dream team
UGA mom

Brownie's pants
i step, i swag

the muffin thrown at Brownie

4th quarter
I felt so out of place at the UK infested bar... 

beth and nancy!!
brother–sister love

i love yall!!

What a weekend!!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

funday quote

My apologies for slacking in the blogosphere recently... hope this can give you some thought though. This quote comes from a story told by 180 South's Jeff Johnson. (I posted the story below)

In 1985, climbers Yvon Chouinard, Rick Ridgeway, Doug Tompkins, and itinerant cartographer Gerry Roach had been commissioned by National Geographic to explore a remote valley in Bhutan. Their objective was to climb the highest unclimbed mountain in the world, a 25,000 ft peak allegedly called ‘Gankar Punsum’. Because virtually no one from the outside world had visited the area, they had no idea where it was or how to find it. Some locals pointed them in the direction of some nearby mountains and after a month and a half of trekking and climbing, they ascended a 21,000 ft mountain only to see the peak of ‘Gankar Punsum’ far off in the distance. Resigning to the fact that they wouldn’t make it there on that trip, they remained in that valley, mapping and exploring for another few weeks. On their last night, all the guys sat around the campfire.
“What a great trip,” said Rick.
“Except for one thing,” Yvon replied.
“What’s that?” said Rick.
“The maps!” said Yvon.
“What’s wrong with the maps?” asked Rick.
“I think we should leave this place just as we found it,” said Yvon. “So the next people that come here will have the same experience.”
“What should we do?” asked Rick.
“Burn Em!” Yvon declared.
 Gerry Roach, climber and itinerant cartographer, had worked tirelessly gathering details for the maps that were to be handed over to Nat Geo upon their return. But he understood, went to his tent and brought back the maps… 
Broad grins aglow in the firelight, all four of them tossed the maps into the fire…
 “National Geo was pissed.” Jeff [Johnson–(from 180 South)] finished, “But how classic! After all, aren’t the names of the best places in the world not found in magazines or newspapers but whispered in dark corners and written on the backs of soggy bar napkins?”

Saturday, November 19, 2011

great to be a georgia bulldog


And where better to celebrate than Athens?! at Pgroove?! with 3D glasses?! Too much fun.

Can't wait to spend the next couple of years with you here!!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


My solution to riding a bike with a skirt: safety spandex.  
But I suppose this girl's a bit more graceful:

Sunday, November 6, 2011

funday quote

Katie left to move to Colorado today :(
We met on the side of a highway to say our final goodbyes. It was much harder than I had anticipated.  I avoided coming back home, but when I finally did, I found some lovely reminders of Katie. She left me an oh so sweet note on my bed, our quote box quotes, and this lovely quote on my closet door:

"If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together, there is something you must always remember: you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.  But the most important thing is, even if we're apart, I'll always be with you."
–Winnie the Pooh

I'll miss last minute afternoons at Terrapin:
our first picture :)
Crazy mountain adventures:

Video chatting next to each other on the couch:

Game days!

And living in our home sweet home: