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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Cincinnati…or is it two t’s and one n…? Two n’s and two t’s?? SEVEN n’s???

I never knew I didn’t know how to spell Cincinnati until my friend Jennifer moved there, and I had to talk about it in email. Crap. Another word to add to the list, along with ludicrous and fabulous. In my defense, the rap and hip-hop industry ruined those for me. See here – Ludacris and Fabolous.

Anyway, my friend Jennifer is in C-i-n-c-i-n-n-a-t-i, and she totally has a miniature person in her belly. Proof:

(I packed an extra bag just to fit my camera, and I took blurry pictures. Geesh!)

Two of my coolest friends, Brianna and Jessica, and I went to spend the weekend with Jennifer. The last time we all saw each other was at…my wedding…?

{photo credit: Sally Gupton Photography}
(Brianna is there, but you can’t see her.)

Ah! Here we all are!

{photo credit: Sally Gupton Photography}
(Somewhere someone’s mother has a picture of the four of us where Jessica, Brianna, and Jennifer are looking at the camera, and I am looking away. People: always look at the camera that is being paid! Carmen? Do you have this picture??? Cindy? You?)

We all had a great time. We had a ton to celebrate: Jennifer’s (and of course Joe’s) mini person, Brianna’s upcoming wedding, Jessica’s upcoming move to New Zealand for her NEW JOB, and the impending [hopeful] sale of our house in Raleigh! Jennifer actually took us out Friday and Saturday. What a good sport! (I SWEAR, we did not make her do this, and we did not stay out late.) We went to this one bar, and Jessica went to the bathroom…and gave Jennifer her beer to hold. You should have seen these girls across the bar. “That girl’s pregnant! And she’s drinking!” They totally looked like the type of girls that would make the duck face.

The Duck Face: Somehow we started making fun of “The Duck Face” on the plane ride to Cincinnati. It was basically the theme of the weekend. We all tried to recreate it, but I think Jessica came the closest.

Brianna’s and my attempts were pretty lame.

Jennifer couldn’t even keep a straight face long enough for a solid attempt.

We did meet this one little guy at a bar who had absolutely mastered The Duck Face. Brianna’s hand talked to him all night.

Saturday morning, Joe (Jen's husband) cooked us a GREAT breakfast, and then we went to this great little park and took a walk on a nature trail. I would love to share some pictures of that, but none of us thought to bring a camera… We also went to a new outlet mall – who wouldn’t have a good time there?!?! We were too busy trying things on to take pictures, but I did get this one of Jess after we had been waiting in line to get through a red light for 40 minutes. They hadn't quite mastered the traffic pattern at the outlet mall.

(Are we ever going to get out of here?)

So, we all had a great time, and I can’t wait to meet the little person when she comes in February. As Jacey once said to Ouida: Jennifer, “when are you going to hatch that baby?”


  1. awww, it looks like you had a great time, and I love your duck face! it makes you look wicked skinny too!

    i don't remember this picture of you guys dancing, but i love it to the moon and back.

    thanks for a fabolous blog entry. i really needed it tonight!!

  2. Love this! What a great recap of the weekend! Who knew my duck face was so spot on? I think I might be able to make the website! Told you that you were a great writer :)