Sunday, June 7, 2009

Allergic to My Hometown

You know its time to move when you have an allergic reaction to coming home.

Let me just explain. Yesterday upon arriving back home my whole face breaks out in big red bumps all over! I have no idea what it could be, but its so weird. Except for the occasional zit, my face is usually pretty clear...and it was perfectly clear yesterday morning and all through the afternoon when my sister and I were driving home. When we got back home I ran to target to pick up some things, while I was there I noticed one big red bump on my face and by the time I got home my whole face and neck were covered!

I have no idea what it could be! I took some benadryl, because I am assuming it is some sort of allergic reaction, but I'm not sure to what. Maybe sunscreen? But why would it just now be appearing? What do you guys think?!

Moving on...

I have LOTS of informational pics from the past few days. Food, fun, fashion, etc., etc.

Lets GO!

Friday night my sister and I hit the town of Charleston for sushi, finally! We went to a restaurant called Tsunami.

I totally wanted to rock out the new shoes, so in true Jenny style, here is "what I wore"


Love the shoes, do not however enjoy the way they make my feet feel after walking in them all night!

Here we are at the sushi place, capturing the mood of the lighting:


My sister is new to the whole sushi experience, so I decided it would be best to share a plate of a few different rolls.

I started out with a salad with ginger dressing:


The came the Sushi! We got the white tuna roll, the great california roll, and the super vegetable roll:


Notice me in the background, ready to dig in with my soy sauce and chopsticks :)

After we ate we decided that since it was our last night at the beach we just HAD to get icecream. So we stopped at a frozen yogurt place called Fresh Berry.

It was so good we forgot to take a picture until we were almost finished:


The next morning I woke up and had my usual vaca brekkie:


All-Bran Flakes, Banana, Skim milk, and Coffee.

After eating a quick breakfast it was time to pack up and hit the road.

My sister and I drove the 5 hours back home. On the way we stopped for lunch at a subway (sorry forgot the pic).

When we got home I rushed to shower and get ready to go downtown for The Blue Plum Festival. It is a festival that we have every year downtown. They block off all the roads and all the bars serve drink outside and they are bands all over the place. It is sooo much fun and even though I was tired, there was NO WAY I was gonna miss it!

My friend lives really close to downtown, so we parked at her place and walked down. Which was good, because there are literally 1000's of people there and finding a parking place is like finding a needle in a haystack!

Some pics from the night:

blue plum 001

blue plum 002

blue plum 006

The guy in the picture is one of my best friends, Ben. I was so proud of him, because he ran in the festivals 5K earlier that day, and clocked in at 21:50! I thought that was pretty impressive, def. better than me!

We pretty much spent the whole night talking about running and he agreed to start training to run a half marathon with me! Its in September and I am so excited. I am even more excited that I have a "running buddy" now.

Well, that is it for the pics...for now.

Tonight is wedding night with a few of my girlfriends! Should be fun.

Hope everyone is having a relaxing and fun Sunday!

Lots of Love <3 Ems.


ellie said...

5k in 21:50? Wow- send him my congrats!

Sorry about the breakout! I vote: move! Kidding...maybe sunscreen, air changes? I get similar when I have been in a dry or humid environment and then switch?

LOVE the outfit- I couldn't stand UP in those shoes never mind walk! I am impressed :)

The festival sounds like so much fun- glad you made it home in time and had so much fun!

Jenny said...

Thanks for the shoutout girlfirend.. i love those shoes! I wish i could rock heels - but i would be a legit giant if i did!

So sorry about the breakout love, fortunately you are just gorgeous so i'm sure no one even notices =)

Glad you had such a fun weekend, Em! Love you lots beautiful <3

Bec said...

Wow those are some major heels girl!

Anonymous said...

Dayummm girl, that outfit is bangin'! ;)

Sarah said...

OH NO! I hope you feel better soon. Take some Benadryl and sleep it off. I think your body is telling you you should have stayed on vacation forever!
Happy Sunday:)

Amanda said...

those shoes look great! you're totally rocking them with the 'tude too. so rocker glam.

janetha said...

um yeah, you better get back on vacation pronto, i think it is an allergic reaction to coming home for SURE! we have 3 tsunamis here in my town, i wonder if it is the same? sooo good! you and your sis are so cute, and i love the outfit! and it looks like a fun night out with the pals :)

Anonymous said...

I love your outfit, those shoes make your legs look so long.
I'm glad you had such a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

Yikes! Sorry to hear about the rash/bumps. Are you using any new products? Otherwise, it could be a sun rash/irritation from the trip, reaction to suntan lotion, or a reaction to the detergent that the hotel used that you stayed at. As long as it doesn't get worse, I wouldn't get too worried about it. Keep an eye on it, and if it doesn't get better in a few days, you should probably see a doctor for it.

ADORABLE!! You definitely rocked that outfit!! That dinner looks amazing. I'm totally jealous of that delicious sushi!

Congrats on decided to do a half marathon! It will definitely be fun to have a friend to train with. Good luck!


Amy said...

You are a busy little bee lately! Looks like a fun night with your sis...loooove me some frozen yogurt after dinner!
You probably already mentioned it, but what half are you gonna do? That's pretty cool you have a running buddy now! They are the he's a cute boy, lol.

Baylee♥ said...

Ohh wow girlie! Thats horrible! Sometimes I have mini breakouts like that when I go to visit where I grew up at but i think its more so because i get stressed out from making sure i get around to seeing everyone. YIKES! thats horrible though! I hope it goes away soon!!!


YAYY for finding a running buddy! thats awesome and sounds liek he has some awesome stamina!

Sorry for being MIA for a while girly! im back for good!

Cacti Don't Cry said...

LOVE the shoes!!!!!

That happens to me when I travel, too... HATE it. Hope it clears up soon!

<3 <3

Anonymous said...

AH!,,,i hope the breakout isn't serious :-/
good to hear you made it home safely beauty pie!
have fun tonight

Nutritious is Delicious said...

I am loving your "jenny" style fashion! LOVE IT!

I'm not sure about the breakout! But, I have had that problem before and it is just no fun, so I hope it clears up SOOOON!

Mica said...

Mmm, your sushi dinner looks fantastic! I want some NOWOWOWOWOWOW!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great weekend, minus the weird hives... try taking a Claritin. Also, because I'm your channeling your mother right now, roll your feet around on a can to ease high-heel soreness. It's weird, but it works!

Anonymous said...

Oh good luck with the half marathon! That is one of my goals eventually! I hope to do a few more 5ks and then a half-marathon and then... well a full marathon!

Heels always get to me too after a long day of wearing them. I usually throw in some flip flops into my bag just in case my feet start to hurt too bad!

I'm super jealous of your trip and all the fun things you've been able to do and see this last week! It sounds like a blast!

Emily said...

Such a cute outfit! Love the shoes!

Glad you had such a fun time...sorry about the hometown allergies. :-(

Good luck with marathon training!

Anonymous said...

Looks like you had such a great weekend girl! I haven't had sushi in FOREVER...definitely need to change that!

And those heels are KILLA!! So cute, so fierce! :)

And congrats to your friend for his race time! 21.50 is VERY impressive!

Brooke said...

I'm sorry about your skin! I am sure it is allergic reaction and will go away asap. Whenever I travel, my skin always freaks for a couple days then goes back to normal!

Heels are sexy! Loooves them darling!