Today GQ released the top 40 worst dressed cities in America, and big surprise.... Omaha came in at #32. While I don't necessarily disagree entirely with this statistic, I do however find it humorous that anyone who wants to make a joke about Omaha will bring up farming, Wrangler Jeans, and steak. This is probably the number one sign that they didn't actually come to Omaha to do their research. If you're wearing Wranglers, you clearly don't live IN Omaha. It more than likely means that you live in a Nebraska town and actually farm or do something with agriculture. Most of the people that I know that live in small-town Nebraska are afraid of Omaha, especially downtown Omaha. Omaha is even sometimes their family vacation they take each year.
Shoes make the outfit!
Despite the stereotypes (the exact same ones I had about Nebraska when I moved here), Omaha isn't the best dressed city (by far), but definitely not even close to the 32nd worst. Omaha Fashion Week, while getting better each year, is still basically a joke. Besides a handful of designers. I saw a line this year that was done completely out of latex. It looked like it belonged in the back room of a novelty store, not a fashion show. The first year of OFW I had just gotten back from my honeymoon and was excited to show-off my brand new Christian Louboutin's.... thinking especially in Omaha, this will be where people might know what they are. I was sorely mistaken. I trudged around downtown Omaha all night in 6'' heels. I guess the joke is on me. That just goes to show you that in Omaha, if it's not COACH, no one will know what it is. I went to a movie after dinner recently. Its sad when that even going to dinner I feel over dressed if I have a dress on. This I have come to terms with and do it anyway!
And finally, yes guys can wear pink and purple, and they can even care about what they look like now!!! I am sooooooo grateful for all of my girlfriends that like to look pretty and get dressed up, and for my husband and his friends who know what an outfit should look like!!
I know that there is a "season" for weddings and all the frilly life changing things we go through. I thought I was through the thick of it when spring ended and we started having 100 degree days. However the cycle of events never seems to cease! I have a nephew who is a year and 5 months (not to brag, well maybe... he's also my Godson!!). I have another little neice or nephew coming shortly, my sister is due August 1st. I have a couple girl friends that are preggers right now too... A girlfriend of my just announced her engagement and I have not one, but TWO weddings to be at this weekend!!!
For all of those who are not married yet and dread going to weddings because EVERYONE tells you that either "you're next" or worse, asks you when you are going to find that special someone (like you've been oblivious to trying to find someone)... it doesn't stop. Once you are married, its the "When are you going to have a baby?" And then, once you're pregnant, I can only imagine the times you have to answer, "When are you due." "What are you having." "What are you going to name it?" As if all of your lifes very personal decisions and choices are just up for grabs for anyone, even a stranger to ask!
Just a little something I was thinking about today.
1932 – Lou Gehrig and teammate Tony Lazzeri hit four home runs in one game, and Tony Lazzeri hit for the natural cycle. Hitting for the natural cycle is when a player hits a single, a double, a triple, and a home run in that order and within one game.Both of the feats are less common than a perfect game, which has occurred 21 times in 120 years of baseball.
4 years ago today I went on my very first date with my husband. It was a Sunday night. He took me to Fleming's Steak House. We had wine and crab legs, it couldn't have been better. I had seen him for the first time 3 days prior. He was infront of me in line at the DMV. I should've known we were compatable by the fact that we had both waited until the last day of the month to renew our license plate tags. He had gym shorts, a t-shirt, gray New-Balance sneakers, and a backwards hat on. He kept looking back at me in line.
When it was my turn at the counter, he had already left the building. I remember trying to hurry up the process as much as possible with the chance meeting of him in the parking lot.... No luck. He was gone.
I had never seen him before and figured I'd never see him again. Until... the very next day, Friday, I was going through the bank drive-thru on the opposite side of town. I looked over to my right, and there he was. The car next to me. I looked at him, he looked at me. I had just gotten my reciept and drove off as fast as I could because I was so nervous.
The next day, Saturday, I had told my sister about the events that had occured the last two days and dicussed the likelyhood of seeing him again, and wasn't it so strange to see him back-to-back days... it had to mean something!! She was coming into town that evening for a friends birthday. My options of places to go were the Shag/Fedora area (which I hated then and still do) or Citrus. Citrus was a popular club at the time and I had never been there, so Citrus it was!
We handed the door guy our ID's and walked in. I looked up and there he was. He was all dressed up, his hair was all spikey, and almost a deal-breaker... he had sunglasses on INSIDE!! He walked right up to me and I to him. He said, "I know you." I said, "I saw you in line at the DMV." We talked all night, exchanged numbers and the rest is history.
September 4th, 2009
This brings me to my thought... Once you are married, do you still celebrate your initial anniversary? It was our anniversary first... though a marriage anniversary has so much more meaning behind it. June 2nd & September 4th are such important days to me... One, I met the man that I'm going to spend the rest of my life with and the other was the day he became my husband and we vowed to love eachother forever.
June 2nd 1997 – In Denver, Colorado, Timothy McVeigh was convicted on 15 counts of murder and conspiracy for his role in the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was executed by lethal injection on June 11, 2001.
1533 Anne Boleyn was crowned Queen of England. She became the second wife of King Henry VIII. This was short lived. She was beheaded less than 3 years later in May of 1536 after being found guilty of adultery and incest. Modern historians find the carches against her to be unconvincing. Her daughter Elizabeth I of England would later become Queen of England. King Henry VII ended up having a total of 6 wives, 2 of which he had beheaded.
Today I decided to jump on the wagon that is already holding over 200 million users.... I started a twitter account!!! Appropriately named maijapinion. I went in, set up my profile, added a picture & bio, but when it came to speaking to the masses know as the internet, I had to call my husband to find out how to write my very first Tweet! This was frustrating because I consider myself very tech-savvy. But for some reason I couldn't put two-and-two together and figure out the the pen and pad icon might be where I need to start!! And not to mention, my husband doesn't even have Facebook & his first email account was set up by me less than 6 months ago.