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I’ll Be Doing My Best Braveheart Impression For The Next Two Weeks

I wouldn’t be a true NoMad if I didn’t travel anywhere, so I’m happy to report that I’m leaving for Scotland tonight and will be making my merry way along the Scottish Borders, Northumberland, Edinburgh, Stirling, and St. Andrews for the next two weeks.

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Brett and the Victor Cruz Salsa

Thank God Victor Cruz was one of the Giants’ players that scored last night, because if Brett didn’t get a little salsa in, no one was going home happy. The scene went a little like this:

Brett: Kelly, this dance is so easy. There’s not even steps, you just do something like this.
Me: Well, it’s actually a salsa, so there are steps, buddy. I don’t know what you’re doing but I like it.
Trevor: The steps are on the back of his shirt.

Bow. Applause.

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Merry Christmas from NoMad Blog!

The Eve of the Eve is over. Nana’s first birthday in heaven has passed. I just sat down and watched Love Actually start to finish. The Pogues are playing throughout the house, cookies are being baked in the oven, my Ugly Christmas Sweater (with matching turtleneck) is laid out for tomorrow’s festivities. It’s officially Christmas.

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Even More Video from Fallon and Mike’s Wedding!

I seriously can’t stop laughing. Don’t be fooled by the beautiful and sentimental beginning – things get real silly, real fast. Thanks to Aunt Eileen for putting this together, and for capturing some great moments!

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BREAKING NEWS: Joe Biden Spotted Moonlighting as Mild-Mannered Wedding Guest in Houston

Pictured from left to right: Kelly L., Joe B., Kelly C.

I’m sorry, but if this guy isn’t Joe Biden then I don’t know who is.

So I’m at my friend Katie’s bridal luncheon the day before her fantabulous wedding in Houston last weekend, and the woman sitting next to me (we’ll call her Trish, because that is her name) says that her husband looks exactly like Joe Biden. I smile and laugh because hey, he could look like anyone and this woman is sweet and also throwing the luncheon so I don’t want to make any enemies. But in the back of my head I know my dad tells people I look like Angie Harmon, so I also know that people’s visions of their loved ones is skewed.

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Fallon and Mike’s Wedding: The Videos

I think it’s safe to say that the dance moves in these videos are…epic. Enjoy!

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A Little Thing I’d Like to Call “Second-Day Hangover”

The face of Second Day Hangover

We all know that there are very few things in life worse than a hangover. Ok, so that’s not true. I guess there are more than a few worse things, like death, war, the economy, etc. But when you’re hungover you don’t think about these things. Because hungover people are so self-absorbed.

Anyway, lately, after experiencing several days of the expected and warranted full-fledged hangover, I’ve come to find that the day after that does not bring with it the much prayed for relief, but rather a feeling that is less bad, yet oddly similar. And I would like to refer to this feeling as “Second Day Hangover.” It’s a real thing.

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Today Mike and Fallon Become Man and Wife

Happy wedding day to Fallon Turnbull and Mike Nelson! Wishing you guys a lifetime of laughter and love. And hopefully more slideshows, because this is one of my faves.

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Bikers’ Rights! And Other Reasons Why I Could Never be a Hipster

Hipsters Patrick and Brian. It's Patrick's birthday, and to celebrate Brian wore the American flag. Obvi.

Last weekend was magical. I headed to Brooklyn by way of the Lower East Side to celebrate the impending nuptials of one Miss Katie Poff. We ate barbecue, we went shopping, we laid out by the pool, we even watched some episodes of Laguna Beach on DVD.

After watching the sun set over the East River and behind the skyline of Manhattan we did some shots of Goldschlager and headed out to the bars. It was at this exact moment that I was almost rundown by a violent hipster bike-rider who was angry that I had so brazenly taken my stroll into the bike lanes of the unreasonably wide Williamsburg roadways. “Bikers’ rights!” he yelled as he whizzed past me, ringing a bell situated on top of his handlebars. “I’m pretty sure I’m allowed to exist anywhere!” I screamed, adjusting the bachelorette masquerade mask on top of my head and refusing to move. My indignation then led me to actually run into a swerving hipster who just so happened to get caught up in the fracas. “That was dick of me, I’m sorry,” I told her. She just shook her head. Let the hipster hating begin.

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This is So Not How You Become the Pippa Middleton of a Wedding

As has become apparent I’m sure over the past few months, I was/am obsessed with the royal wedding, in particular the rising star of one Pippa Middleton. So much so that, moments after the world’s most famous sibling entered Westminster Abbey, I was proclaiming that I would be the Pippa Middleton of not one, not two, but all of the weddings I have to attend in the next year or so. Meaning, I was going to upstage everyone, be the best dressed, etc. Oh, wishful thinking.

My first attempt came at the Memorial Day nuptials of my cousin RJ. To say I crashed and burned would be an understatement. But instead of being upset or going on the defensive, I’m owning it, and because of that, I’m going to give all of you the definitive guide on what not to do at a wedding, family function, or really anytime you’re in public. This is How Not to be the Pippa Middleton of a Wedding. You’ll thank me later.

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