2. Tonight is the second season premiere of the sketch show, Portlandia, which as you might guess from the title, is based here in Portland. Brent and I are still catching up on the first season, but we're fans so far. And that's not just because it's a fun way to see and learn about our new town. (This "Put A Bird On It" skit is one of our favs.)
When our in-laws flew up to visit us for Christmas, they were seated behind the show's co-creator/co-star, Carrie Brownstein. My brother-in-law wasn't convinced it was her at first, but then he caught a glimpse of her phone and saw she was texting with the show's other creator/co-star, Fred Armisen. Apparently she gave my father-in-law the stink eye when he used her seat to leverage himself out of his own seat. Quite the stink-eye appropriate offense, truthfully. So be on the lookout for a future episode with those plot lines.
3. My mom will be here in FIVE days!
4. The other day I showed Em our wedding photo.
Em: Oh! So pretty! I wish I could wear that dress!
Me: [panicking on the inside because I donated my dress to Brides Against Breast Cancer years ago.] Yeah...We had a big party, and all our friends and family were there to celebrate. Grandpa gave a speech, and then we kissed...
Me: You KISSED? [shaking her head, giggling, lightly touching her forehead] Oh, GOD! That's so silly!
We're trying to break her of the "Oh, God!" habit, which she obviously picked up from us. We have to stifle our giggles when she does it, though, because it really is adorable.