Monday, October 31, 2005

Interesting Morning So Far....

Wonder what else will come up today?

I turned on my laptop this morning to find an email from my stepmom that my dad and sister were thinking about coming to see me this weekend and was I going to be in town. Love how they plan ahead. I'm figuring its probably that my dad needs to come to CA for business again and she's "making him" come visit me too. But that's a few extra days for Stef to be out of school so who knows. Hopefully they let me know soon though because I told Amanda I'd go to this thing with her Saturday night...and I cant go if my Dad's going to be here.

Then just now Mandy called to tell me that her and Michelle are going in together on my birthday present. And that it is something that takes a while. And even though they ordered it in time for it to get here, it might not be ready in time. But that they're going to call again in another week and if they have to change the shipping to get it here they will. Which leads me to wonder...what on EARTH did this two girls get me for my birthday??? I'm clueless! Michelle's always been GREAT at paying attention to things you said you wanted - but that either you forget - or just wouldn't think to actually buy for yourself. And Mandy always picks out beautiful thoughtful things too. I just can't imagine! But now I'm so excited to see! reminds me my birthday is soon...which I'd forgotten except for the fact that I'm going to be out of town that entire week in Portland. Funny though...I've been thinking about Christmas and it completely escaped me that it was almost birthday time!!!!

And of occured to me this morning when I read my stepmom's email that tomorrow is the 2 year anniversery of my tumble down teh stairs. Which reminds me to reflect back on how lucky I am to be alive and not more permanently injured. But also what GREAT friends I have. You all know who you are...but let me just say ...I never would have made it through those first few days without you and I can't thank you enough for being there for me.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Mid week update maybe my travel issues are clearing up. I've now been on 2 ontime flights this month!!!! A record for me!

Left town Monday..flew to Portland, drive to Eugene. Spent Monday night and Tuesday there. Tuesday night had to drive back to portland....a drive that normally takes me about 2-2.5 hours traffic depending. But since it decided to RAIN in every town I'm visiting this week and someone drove their car off the road so it took me 4 hours to get to portland! Today had meetings all day here, then met Munny for dinner (he says hi to everyone). Tomorrow morning I hop back in the car and head to Seattle. Don't I lead an exciting life???

Monday, October 24, 2005

What should I be for halloween??

Hmmm...does this mean I should take the other costume I got back??

Your costume is a show girl costume!

What Should Your Halloween Costume Be?
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Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Yeah Vegas!

Had a great weekend! Got upgraded to a penthouse. Had all of our drinks purchased for us! (And not by the casino). Didn't win - but didn't spend much at the casinos.... Did a little shopping, spent a little time at the pool. All and all a GREAT weekend! Thanks Girls!!!!!

Saturday, October 15, 2005


Las Vegas here we come!!!!!!

Friday, October 14, 2005

Happy Day!

So when I started working from home I bought a new printer so I could print stuff decent quality. It stopped working like month 3 and since then I haven't had time to take it to the repair I've been printing what I could at Kinkos...or to my nearest office and having someone mail me things. Now...why I say what I could at Kinko' because previously the connections they had to print from your laptop were not compatible with my I was only printing there if I put stuff on my flash hard drive and used their computers. The other day I went out and bought an adapter for my computer because I was tired of this bullshit and not being able to print EVERYTHING at kinkos. So today I went in to print up stuff from my expense reports...and happy day....Kinko's has CHANGED how you hook up your laptop. Its now just an ethernet and usb I was able to plug right in and print everything I needed right at kinkos today! It was awesome!

Thursday, October 13, 2005

What Season Are you?

You're a Spring. You usually are very close-knit
with your friends and value everyone friendship
you have. You're a real people person and
everyone loves how friendly you are. You're
good with encouraging people but usually don't
like to be the center of attention. You are a
social butterfly and probably are in several
circles of friends but it's just because you're
well liked and you make people comfortable.
You're both fun and wise but you are very
realistic about life.(If you can't see the
pics, go to my homepage)

What season are you? (pics)
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Car Alarms...WHY!! I live in a gated complex...but SOMEONE who lives here has a car with a car alarm. And that SOMEONE turns it on at night. And its been going off with only 60 second breaks since like 5am this morning!!!! Its bad enough I had to be up early for a teleconference....but to get up because of the damn car alarm! If the damn thing would shut it self off I'd seriously go back to sleep! And obviously the car has NOT been stolen because its still here with the alarm going off. And why have a car alarm and activate it if the owner can't HEAR it going off and go protect his car??

Monday, October 10, 2005

Damn Airlines! Part 2 flight's supposed to board in 10 minutes...but already its showing a 30 minute delay....surprise surprise. I suppose I need to give proper credit where credit is due though...when I flew here this morning my flight was actually on time! First time in 4 months at least!

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Not what I was expecting!

You Are A: Lamb!

lambPeaceful and gentle, lambs have been used in religious imagery for millennia. Lambs are baby sheep, an animal tended by shephards since the dawn of history. As a lamb, you tend to stay together in a flock and graze on grassy land. Lambs don't mind being led and tend not to go off on their own.

You were almost a: Duckling or a Bear Cub
You are least like a: Squirrel or a FrogWhat Cute Animal Are You?

Something in the water?

So I was outside tonight getting my mail, and when I came back my neighbors upstairs were sitting out on the patio. They asked about Chloe because they hadn't seen her in a few weeks....they just put their dog down about a month before Chloe and knew I was about to do the same. They got a little kitten a couple of weeks ago and she's the CUTEST, SWEETEST little thing you've ever seen. So they brought the kitten out to visit me and I got to cuddle with her for a half an hour. Then more neighbors started coming by. Turns out that one of them, her 14 month old Golden was diagnosed with Lukemia about 2 months ago and was gone within 2 weeks. And we've had two other dogs in the complex die in the past month. Seems strange to have so many animals gone in such a short time. The lady with the Golden told me there is a support group that meets right across the street as well as a hotline at UC Davis (she's on the hotline 3 hours a night). We were saying as many losses as we've had these last few months we should have our own support group right here.

Good to be home!

By some miracle my flight was only 30 minutes late yesterday! A new record for me I think. Of course traffic was so nightmarish that I still didn't get home until almost 6:30pm! Alas - It was good to sleep in my own bed last night. But its very strange to be here and not have Chloe here. She lived with me since my senior year of college...I'm just used to the noise.

Anyway, I have four meetings in four cities Monday and Tuesday so I'm working today and tomorrow to get ready for that. Then, I've decided my closet is in MAJOR need of cleaning out...I kept too much stuff last time I did it that I shouldn't have. So I'm planning that...some laundry...and a trip to Color Me Mine this weekend. Maybe if I keep myself really busy I won't notice how quite it is here.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Nice..but long and tiring day!

So I had to be in the meeting room by 7am this morning to make sure everything was working right for our presentation. Not bad except I went to sleep really late last night! Anyway, meeting went well other than the room being freezing cold. We wrapped up around lunch and a handful of us went to Cheesecake factory for lunch. Even splurged and got some adult beverges. Then Michelle and I had a few more hours to kill before our work dinner so we drove to Laguna Beach and checked out a nice yarn store we spotted on Sunday. Spent about an hour there and then drove to the Amtrak station to pick up her mom who is coming to visit since she's in Calfornia. Then we headed to our dinner....where I didn't really eat since we didn't have our cheesecake factory lunch until 2pm and ... lets face it...any meal at cheesecake factory is big and includes desert. But we had a lot of nice wine! I finally got back to the hotel and got my flight changed for tomorrow since my meeting is ending early again. will be landing in oakland at 4pm instead of 8pm. YEAH!!!!!!

Monday, October 03, 2005


So I posted a nice long post last night about my three day vacation in orange county before my meeting today...but for some reason even though I told blogger to publish my post is was me I had fun! That's the second time that's happened to me with Blogger though...kind of annoying.