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Forget about me?

When I had said I wouldn’t be blogging for the next week, the next week suddenly became the rest of the month, and life got in the way – not only of my blogging, but my humor in general.

Personally, I blame Comcast.

Anyhow, I can report that I have now officially completed my move up to the big apple, and did not expect in leaving Philly to feel much. Don’t get me wrong – I absolutely love Philly, and anyone who knows me, knows that – but I guess life has been so insanely busy in the past couple of months that I did not think I’d still have that emotional connection to the city I once had.

However, I quickly discovered the reality was that it wasn’t just the city, but the connection to the life I had built while I was there.

One that was sad for me to leave.

It’s funny, in hindsight, because Philly was originally supposed to be a temporary situation. But what became a month or two of commuting from West Chester after I graduated college quickly turned into a year in Manayunk with two roommates, to another year downtown, living on my own at 16th and Spruce.

And I absolutely loved every minute of it.

So, here’s to you Philly.

And here’s to those that impacted my life while I was there.

Without all of you, what was an absolutely wonderful 2 years would have been a mundane month or so. Words cannot describe what all of you have meant to me, and always will, and I thank you so much for making Philly not only worth sticking around for, but a place I truly felt home within.

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shorehouse 2009

I’ll miss you, guys. Wholeheartedly.

I love you even more.

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I figured it was time to come visit the family one more time before summer really got underway. 

I flew out Monday afternoon, and this is what I can report so far:

Sleeping. Lots of it. Thank you, xanex. 

Oh, and there was the bowling this morning with what can only be described as a group of senior citizens (yes, I am serious). Since my sisters and brothers live in Boca Raton, I had to bear this task  of bowling alone, being the only young adult in a group of not-so-young adults. 

And despite my toe being broken, I managed to bowl a 140. NO LIE. (and without beer!) 

Anyhow, on to the story at hand – 

I have to report, sadly, that I will not be blogging for the next week. Tomorrow after my hair appointment where I hope to come out looking like this

heidi-klumand failing, miserably, I’ll be shipping down to Boca (bet you won’t hear Drop Kick Murphy’s doing that version anytime soon..) to meet up with the rest of the Brennan clan for the week.

So, rather than squandering away my time on my Mac, I will be enjoying it with my parents, sisters and brothers – because opportunities like this are few and far in between for me, and I would give anything to see them more often. 

Also, I should probably note that my brothers have a boat. 

And, that will inevitably bring us to this. 

Yes, I had to.

And with that, I must sign off.

Enjoy your weeks, everyone. I promise to bring the heat next week. 

..Whatever that means.

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wedding season

With June underway, so begins the ever wonderful wedding season.

Being that I am still fairly young, you’re probably thinking – what could KB possibly know about weddings?

Well, I have been in more weddings than I care to admit. Having numerous girlfriends who have found the loves of their lives early on, and being the youngest in a large family, I have a fair share of weddings under my belt. Katherine Heigl will have nothing on me by the time I’m through.

Due to the ever present question of “what is appropriate wedding behavior”, I felt it only fair to bestow my wisdom and expertise upon the masses.

What not to do at the next wedding you attend.

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Don’t be “those” bridesmaids. It makes people understand why you showed up solo.

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Everyone knows you love cake. They don’t need to know how much.

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Just don’t. Period.

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Play along. Just because they can’t see you now, doesn’t mean they won’t when the proofs come out.

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“She LOVES being single, what do you mean?” Don’t be the sad girl at the party.

And something I struggle with, and not just at weddings..

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This is the maid of honor speech, not the champagne toast. It’s okay to put the drink down from time to time.

Honestly though, I do love weddings, and not simply because of the open bars. It’s great when you can share in the happiness of those you care about, or when those you care about are really happy.

So grab that bloody mary, celebrate with your friends, and just remember: photographers are everywhere.

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