Gentri Lee: The Beginning

1.02.2012

The Beginning

Welcome 2012! I have a feeling you will be a great year. Unpredictable and a little scary (no, not because I think the world will end), but great.

I had a lot of fun ringing in the new year with family and friends. Before heading to any parties, my sister and I had dinner at one of my favorite restaurants- Blue Lemon. Their butternut squash soup is AMAZING!
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We were originally planning on spending New Years Eve at home since my sister was in a car accident the other day and is still healing. But she decided she felt well enough, so we headed to a party! Friends, dancing, and speed dating...

Yes, you read that right- SPEED DATING! What?! I was forced into it... twice. My wrist had the hand print to prove it. I met some... interesting guys... One said my lipstick was "risky" (I hope he didn't mean risque because that would be even worse), one was a professional clown (I HATE clowns), and one had a chin- puff goatee (need to know what that is?? Click HERE. Just not my style. Totally cool if that's your style though). There were some ok guys as well. We'll see on Wednesday if any of them said "yes" to me! hahaha! Pretty sure I will not be heartbroken if I don't hear from anyone.
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There's also this tiny tradition that my family has of setting off a cannon that my dad built YEARS ago. It's little, but LOUD! Wanna hear?! :D
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Obviously it's much louder in person, but I did what I could for you. :) I had to shoot it off by myself for the video, I didn't think I'd get another chance. Turns out we set it off again tonight and I'm sure a video filled with other people cheering would have been much more fun. Oh well, at least you hear half a giggle from me...


I hope you all had a wonderful and safe new years (eve)! Did anything crazy happen? I'd love to hear about it! Or I'd love to hear your not so crazy stories too. :)

Have a great Monday everyone!

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36 comments:

Stephanie and Such said...

I've only been to Blue Lemon once, and I don't think I got the full experience. Your soup looks amazing. I think I need to go back!

And speed dating?? You are brave! But it always calls for some good laughs ;)

Happy New Year!

Diane said...

glad you had a good NYe! Happy new year!

Kate said...

Sounds like you had a fun night! Happy New Year!

I am Megan said...

So, when I saw the soup, I actually licked the screen. Delish!

I'm looking for guest posters...interested?

Alyx said...

Haha, love the giggle at the end! Fabulous. And that speed dating sounds totally awesome. I mean - a clown AND a goatee guy? Man, I just don't know how you survived all the awesomeness there.
Was the clown at least funny?

Purposely at Home said...

oh, i hope your sissy is ok. :/ glad you had a great new years!

xo
purposelyathome.blogspot.com

Jenna (SewSavoirFaire) said...

Happy New Year girlie! I love the video of the cannon...it was loud even on the video!!
I'm so glad you made it through speed dating in one piece! :p Would you do it again?
It looks like you and your sister had a good time, glad she's okay and recouping from her accident!!
PS - your glasses are so cute they look great on you!

Teaka said...

Haha oh goodness sounds like quite the experience with the whole speed dating thing. At least now you can say you've done it!

Plus that's a pretty awesome cannon your dad built!

:D

indie by heart said...

Yum soup looks delicious ! Would love to try it out sometimes,ust search for a recipe ^^


xx Satu
Indie by Heart

The Egg said...

oh my gosh, i didn't know speed dating existed! and a professional CLOWN? hilarious and amazing! happy new year!

Katers said...

Still gives me a heart attack when your dad shoots that off... :)

Amber said...

I love that you just have a cannon at your house. classic. Happy New Year!

Amber said...

My new years was boring this year because I had to work but oh well. Was speed dating as bad as pictured in the movies? I mean when you said a professional clown I just pictured someone dressed normal telling you this then when he got up to walk away you see he wore the clown shoes lol. I shouldn't laugh but that's how I pictured it.

xo Amber P.

Ashley Slater said...

I love you setting off that cannon! hahaha!!!

ashley.warner said...

i have always wanted to try professional speed dating!
you go girl!

happy new years!

ps. i am hosting a HOPE giveaway if you're interested....
http://ashley-warner.blogspot.com/2012/01/hope.html

Ann. said...

sounds like a great way to bring 2012 in :)

Aaron said...

Speed dating? Whoever thought that was a good idea.

Hollie Ann said...

hey gentri....your lipstick is so risky!!

bahaha!

Che said...

Haha the cannon is so awesome. Your family reminds me a little of the crazy family that lived on the other side of the river by my childhood home. They would fire a cannon at new years, fourth of july, and once on easter. Those things are loud!

DM said...

looks like a lovely night, wish you the best for this 2012 darling :)

2Anchor said...

Love your lipstick, glasses, and bangs! Mine need cute desperately. I've never done speed dating, but I always wanted to try...guess it's to late now. I have a bother-in-law! lol jk...sort of......

Juliette said...

Oh man, i hate speedating it's just so... risky! haha :)

Happy New year Gentri!

Stesha said...

Happy New Years love!!!!!!! looks like you and your sister had fun.

xo
Classic & Bubbly

A Lost Feather said...

ah i hope your sister is feeling better! car accident :( not cool.

wow. you are brave.. speed dating?! i think i would fail at that. quite miserably really haha

karly [plums and mustard] said...

bahah the snow on your page freaked me out for a sec! i like! probably need that soup in my stomach riiiight now! looks delish!

simply megan. said...

oh everything looks lovely !!!!

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot said...

haha I love when you said "One said my lipstick was "risky" (I hope he didn't mean risque because that would be even worse)" I have never speed dated but can imagine how nutso it would be! I hope a winner says yes to you!

taryn and taylor said...

that food looks de-lish.

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

GIRL...you're looking super cute! Did you get new glasses?!

I cannot believe you went speed-dating! That makes me slightly nervous, yet also excited...I wanna hear more! Let us know if a love connection develops! ;) (I bet ALL the guys picked you & your risky lipstick.) HA.

HAPPY NEW YEAR sweet friend! xoxo

Ana from Sweet Serendipity said...

I need to try blue lemon, i hear good things about it! Does it compare to zupas at all? I love zupas!! Happy New year! Hope this is a great one for ya :)

Christi Lynn said...

happy new years :)

Brittany Lew Whoo said...

that cannon is so freakin cool! happy new year, girl!

Alexis Kaye said...

oh my gosh I love your top!!! HAHA and speed dating...oh gosh.

Melu103 said...

happy new years love!
i wish i could of said it
earlier .. but i was having
computer problems! i hope
you had a great time and
2012 brings you lots of
positive things!



xoxo
Melina ♥
www.onlyaflightaway.blogspot.com

Jessica said...

Wait a second. That balloon drop failure looks familiar... was that the YSA dance in Pleasant Grove? Because I was there and that would be ridiculously awesome. Either way, happy new year!

Shalyn said...

Oh mylanta- you went speed dating? What a crazy, fun thing to do- HA! I went to a YSA speed dating activity once but everyone just stood around eating so we didn't have to do it.