Monday, November 29, 2004

Crazy/Beautiful Week

This past week was awesome. I had my favorite aunt from back home and uncle in town, and had the entire week off from work. We spend endless hours shopping, talking and learning how to crochet (me, not my aunt). After learning how to crochet, I highly doubt I will ever knit again, it is just so much easier and quicker to crochet, and I'm hooked on it!

I am about 80 percent done Christmas shopping, although the closer we get to the actual holiday the more I'll buy out of sheer love of buying presents. I already have some people done with, but am having to restrain myself from buying more when I keep finding great stuff!! No one this year wanted any big item, it was more little things, or no ideas at all, so I'm sort of winging it, but I think it will be good. I'm trying to add some home made gifts into everyone presents this year because I have been doing so many project I've been loving and want to share them with everyone!! Only 20-some days left until THE day!!!

Last night we watched the tv movie Noel, with Susan Sarandon and Penolope Cruz. Now, I haven't been such a big fan of Penelope, as sometimes a thick accent just bugs me, but her accent didn't bother me so much, as the fact is she's absolutely perfect! Seriously, the woman is gorgeous, and it's hardly fair for the rest of the women on this plant to have to compare to that! Oh well, I guess she must have her flaws, she couldn't keep Tom Cruise happy....he he.

Tomorrow I'm posting a hilarious picture from the past week...all I can say is I'm holding an animal...with a dirty name.

Thursday, November 25, 2004

Gobble Gobble

I'm so blessed to be able to have my family and friends close to me today. It's been rough to have so many people I love so far away, but today some of them will be closer, and I am thankful for that. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Friday, November 19, 2004

It's nearly vacation

I have all next week off, but I have to work on Monday until noon. I shouldn't say have to, I could have taken the entire day off, but I didn't. Mondays are like hell in my office. I get to work at 7:30 in order to prepare for an 8am meeting. That lasts until about 9:15 at which point I have to print a couple of reports and start tracking down the people that weren't here at 8 for their info. Then at 10 I have a meeting that lasts until about 11:45, and which point I have to start working on a project that easily can take me until 3:00, but I force myself to lunch by 2. I come back, finish the project, start a couple of other random projects and before you know it 6 o'clock is here and I haven't had time to go to the bathroom or anything! So, if I wasn't here on Monday, it would only mean that the following monday was 1000% busier because I would have to do 2 Monday's worth of work in one...and it's so not worth it. I feel efficient and effective on Mondays and sometimes I wonder if everyone around me sees how hard I work sometimes, but when I was telling my boss I was going to be here for half a day on Monday she said "Good, because I'd DIE if you weren't here on Monday to get everything done." Hurray for me.

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

It has begun

Ok, so it's not here yet, but my enthusiasm for it is! I'm seriously considering decorating my house tonight. I bought a couple of presents today and I absolutely cannot wait for the holiday to get here! If you know me, you know how much I love Christmas. It's not quite as nice to open presents without the snow falling outside like it did when I was back in North Dakota, but I can deal...because I'm still opening presents.

Monday, November 15, 2004

Bridget Jones

Elaine and I went to see Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason last night...and although it wasn't as good as the first, it was still pretty funny. Maybe I didn't notice before, but did Bridget walk so strangely in the first movie?? The one-liners in the movie are, watching Hugh Grant and Colin Firth for 2 hours doesn't hurt a girls eyes either.

Friday, November 12, 2004


I haven't had a 'sleepover' in about 10 years. But I remember they were fun and exciting and exhausting, and they gave you the opportunity to just have a good time with your friends. Tonight I will have one of those nights with my friends. Tonight's 'sleepover'; however, will be vastly different than those I had in high school for 1 reason: BOOZE. Not only will there be chocolate and movies and pizza and pajamas and laughing, but there will be booze...and to make that even sweeter, there is a bar directly across the doesn't get any better than that!

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Yeah for me!

I've always considered myself skilled when it comes to computer programs. I can sit down in front of something I have no clue how to use and within a couple of hours I've got a big portion of it figured out and under control. It's just easy for me. So today I was starting to get frustrated by Bloggers limited templates which don't allow for things to be added unless you know html, which I don't. So after about 10 minutes of research on the web and about 10 minutes of playing with code, I have now added 'Blogs I Love' to the right side of this page....yeah for me!

Um... YUM! Um... GROSS!


This pastry chef has more talent working with desserts than all of the pastry chef's in Seattle combined!! Just check out the watermelon bombe in a sugar BUBBLE!!!

Um... GROSS!

Jones Soda Co., who makes a damn good soda, has come out with a Thanksgiving variety. You must see it to believe.

Tuesday, November 09, 2004


My friends and I went to dinner last night to celebrate our friendship over the past year. Over sangria, margaritas and quite possibly the yummiest mexican food in the city we had a fabulous evening. After taking lots of pictures where either one or more of us came off looking like either a whore or a lesbian, we then moved our hilarity over to El Diablo for dessert. Below are some of the more normal pictures from the evening.
Our 1st Anniversary Dinner

Heather, Marisa & Elaine - Thanks for being such great friends over the past year. I love you girls!

Friday, November 05, 2004


This is me. I've been trying for days to find a program that will allow me to post photos on my blog and now I've found one. I'm not trying to be self-loving, but this is the only shot I had of work. More photos to come now that I know I can put them online!!

Internet Dating

Seattle is suppose to be the 5th place place to live for dating, consequently it also has the largest population of online daters. We all know that we do it, cause it's easy and effortless and we can do it all while wearing our pajamas and playing Britney Spears in the background. In fact, the majority of men that we meet actually come from online.

My friend Wade and I have been friends now for about 9 years or so when we met when AOL was just in its infancy. He was a college guy and I was still in high school, but we met up and through a long strange road ended up great friends. So today when I was talking to him over e-mail about dating when he wrote me this little slogan:

Internet subscribtion - 20 buck a month

Birth control - 10 bucks a month

Knowing were to find men - priceless

Ha ha

Reasons to love Photoshop.

Thursday, November 04, 2004

Project Interrupted

I used to be great about starting a craft project and finishing it. Over the past couple of years I have found it difficult to finish anything project I start unless it takes 30 minutes or less. Its like I've contracted ADHD for crafts. I used to be able to work on a project for months and have this beautiful project to show for it, and now I have about a dozen of them started that have been in a box collecting dust because I can't seem to put enough effort into them to finish them off. So a couple of days ago I decided I was going to knit a new scarf. Not 10 rows of a scarf, and not put it aside after 3 days, but knit the WHOLE entire thing. Start to under a month. Ok, a challenge I know especially considering the past couple of years. I'm happy to report I have been a knitting fool and with any luck it should continue and at the current pace I'll have a cute new pink scarf by Thanksgiving...

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

The day after...

The country has spoken and they have spoken the words Bush. I don't know if half of the country is always in a state of mourning after losing an election but it sure seems to be this year. I have heard throughout the day lots of arguments about the election being 'not fair' and 'stolen' and 'mis-managed' but unfortunately regardless of what your views are, or what party you voted for, you need to accept that for the next four years, you have George W. as your President. He won. He won both the electoral votes and the popular vote, which is what I predicted would happen for weeks and weeks.

And if you really hate the last name Bush, don't be so quick to think it's going to diminish after the next 4 years...Jeb in Florida still carried the Bush name.

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Election Day

Today I voted. I was a little peeved because one of the perks of voting in person instead of via absentee is getting an "I Voted" sticker. So after voting today I was more than a little disappointed to see there were no stickers? Why is that? Lack of money? Lack of planning? How much can those stickers cost anyway? Hopefully you voted today, because if you don't can't bitch.

Monday, November 01, 2004


My Halloween wasn't spooky or scary or filled with ghost or goblins. It was; however, a completely fantastic day spent relaxing with nowhere to go and nothing that had to be done. It's not often you get a chance to spend the day (and I mean the whole day) in such a relaxed state. It was fantastic. It wasn't a trick, but it was a treat (ok, corny I know).