Whew...what a day! Well, what started off as an innocent forward and a lengthy rant on recent observations quickly turned into an attack from two different directions...and while I am not going to go into depth with details I would like to extend to all my friends who came to my side my deepest gratitude. I have some great friends, but not until today when I saw how quickly and with such force you all came to my defense did I realize how truly blessed I am. I have never appreciated you enough...and this is something that I will never let slip by again. You are truly wonderful. Over the past year I have developed some great friendships and over the past few months some new ones that I will cherish for a lifetime. As for everything that came to pass since two o'clock this afternoon...while I believe I know the identity of the annonymous person it no longer matters. What matters is how "she" made me realize what is truly important in my life. I have been so concerned with other matters that I hadn't seen the most important aspects of my life that were right in front of my face. I hate that I had to be pained by the words of another to see what was blatantly obvious...that I am truly a very blessed individual. I am respected and loved very deeply by the people that really matter in this world and as far as the rest are concerned...well, to be honest, they aren't a concern...not any longer. there was a "bright side" and it wasn't that I was getting comments...hee hee

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Whew...what a day! Well, what started off as an innocent forward and a lengthy rant on recent observations quickly turned into an attack from two different directions...and while I am not going to go into depth with details I would like to extend to all my friends who came to my side my deepest gratitude.

I have some great friends, but not until today when I saw how quickly and with such force you all came to my defense did I realize how truly blessed I am. I have never appreciated you enough...and this is something that I will never let slip by again. You are truly wonderful. Over the past year I have developed some great friendships and over the past few months some new ones that I will cherish for a lifetime.

As for everything that came to pass since two o'clock this afternoon...while I believe I know the identity of the annonymous person it no longer matters. What matters is how "she" made me realize what is truly important in my life. I have been so concerned with other matters that I hadn't seen the most important aspects of my life that were right in front of my face. I hate that I had to be pained by the words of another to see what was blatantly obvious...that I am truly a very blessed individual. I am respected and loved very deeply by the people that really matter in this world and as far as the rest are concerned...well, to be honest, they aren't a concern...not any longer.

there was a "bright side" and it wasn't that I was getting comments...hee hee

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Whew...what a day! Well, what started off as an innocent forward and a lengthy rant on recent observations quickly turned into an attack from two different directions...and while I am not going to go into depth with details I would like to extend to all my friends who came to my side my deepest gratitude.

I have some great friends, but not until today when I saw how quickly and with such force you all came to my defense did I realize how truly blessed I am. I have never appreciated you enough...and this is something that I will never let slip by again. You are truly wonderful. Over the past year I have developed some great friendships and over the past few months some new ones that I will cherish for a lifetime.

As for everything that came to pass since two o'clock this afternoon...while I believe I know the identity of the annonymous person it no longer matters. What matters is how "she" made me realize what is truly important in my life. I have been so concerned with other matters that I hadn't seen the most important aspects of my life that were right in front of my face. I hate that I had to be pained by the words of another to see what was blatantly obvious...that I am truly a very blessed individual. I am respected and loved very deeply by the people that really matter in this world and as far as the rest are concerned...well, to be honest, they aren't a concern...not any longer.

there was a "bright side" and it wasn't that I was getting comments...hee hee
Okay...I’m going to have to rant for a bit to my male audience!!! You know guys...we females aren’t so fragile and delicate that we can’t be told the truth of the matter!! Men think that they have to go out of their way and be so subtle to tell girls how they really feel about situations, when the truth of it is that we probably feel exactly the same way. Now, three years ago, the games weren’t such a big deal...but these days, don’t play! Just put it out there...that’s what we want! I am so blunt these days and grounded in reality that I am sure it is scary to some! I don’t play the games...if I have a question that I need answered I bring it to you...if I don’t see a situation going the way it should, I’ll tell you! Now yeah, I still want to be treated like most girls as far as respect and chivalry goes...and that is NOT a contradiction, b/c I only give out what I expect in return...mutual respect and consideration. If you don’t give it to another person, how do you expect them to respect you in return? And women and men can give this in different ways...I mean if one stays home and the other works, (and they BOTH agree to this) then there are certain expectations of each that should be recognized. Which ever one decides to stay home should put in as much effort and hard work as the other who gets up and goes to a job that delivers a paycheck...if they both work, then each should do their share to make sure things are taken care of at home...if they both stay home...well, then they just have issues!!! I’m not sure what set all of this off this morning, well maybe I know, but sometimes there are just things that need to be said. My mother quit working when she got pregnant with me b/c she and daddy both agreed they wanted her to be able to stay home and raise their daughter. My father works very hard...and mother works equally hard at home...just b/c she doesn’t draw a paycheck doesn’t mean she does not contribute as much to our family as my father...at times, I think she works even harder. Jobs have guidelines and training to help you...raising kids and taking care of a home and family isn’t something that can be taught in one hour sessions and allows you vacation time and sick leave...you are the job 24/7!! I don’t know if I could be a stay at home mother or not...I don’t think I would do as good as job as my mother... (Man...I have pretty much strayed from my original train of thought...) Back to our regularly scheduled rant: Today, as opposed to a few years ago, I approach relationships much in the same way as most men do. I get into it...if it isn’t what I want I am out the door...if I call once and don’t hear back, I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt just that time, but if I call twice with no response, phone numbers are deleted and I’ll NEVER call again. I will walk away if I get the slightest inkling (is that a real word?) that it isn’t going to work. There is only one second chance...I don’t believe in three strikes anymore...and from there I can be great friends with the person. Guys seem to think they can’t be friends with a girl if they tried to date and it didn’t work out...hell, I just think if we can’t make it in a relationship maybe it is b/c we would be better paired as just friends! This seems to confuse men, though...they don’t understand it. They can’t believe that a girl would be that open-minded and “okay” with the fact that it didn’t work out! HELLO OUT THERE...WE AREN’T MINDLESS TWITS WHO GET OUR HEARTS BROKEN SO EASILY!!! We want the same things you do...Surprise!!!! We aren’t itching for a serious relationship that leads to marriage all the time...we know what casual dating is!! hee hee Don’t think just b/c we would like to date you that we want to get into a serious relationship!! (Insertion of Brutal Honesty) Yes, I would love to find THAT person and have my own family...people who know me will agree with this! But in the meantime...I bide my time...I make new friends...I find new favorite restaurants...I find out who can’t kiss (and who can)...I live...I breath the oxygen that is there every day... My sister told me that once after I went through a very bad time...she said, “There will be oxygen tomorrow.” And she is right...tomorrow is going to come and go just like every other day has...and so will the next day...and the next... At this very moment...I am content...*sigh*
"I want to be excited, thrilled, ecstatic about all sorts of things as long as I live." - Win Couchman, Writer and Speaker

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Okay...I’m going to have to rant for a bit to my male audience!!!

You know guys...we females aren’t so fragile and delicate that we can’t be told the truth of the matter!! Men think that they have to go out of their way and be so subtle to tell girls how they really feel about situations, when the truth of it is that we probably feel exactly the same way. Now, three years ago, the games weren’t such a big deal...but these days, don’t play! Just put it out there...that’s what we want! I am so blunt these days and grounded in reality that I am sure it is scary to some! I don’t play the games...if I have a question that I need answered I bring it to you...if I don’t see a situation going the way it should, I’ll tell you!

Now yeah, I still want to be treated like most girls as far as respect and chivalry goes...and that is NOT a contradiction, b/c I only give out what I expect in return...mutual respect and consideration. If you don’t give it to another person, how do you expect them to respect you in return? And women and men can give this in different ways...I mean if one stays home and the other works, (and they BOTH agree to this) then there are certain expectations of each that should be recognized. Which ever one decides to stay home should put in as much effort and hard work as the other who gets up and goes to a job that delivers a paycheck...if they both work, then each should do their share to make sure things are taken care of at home...if they both stay home...well, then they just have issues!!!

I’m not sure what set all of this off this morning, well maybe I know, but sometimes there are just things that need to be said. My mother quit working when she got pregnant with me b/c she and daddy both agreed they wanted her to be able to stay home and raise their daughter. My father works very hard...and mother works equally hard at home...just b/c she doesn’t draw a paycheck doesn’t mean she does not contribute as much to our family as my father...at times, I think she works even harder. Jobs have guidelines and training to help you...raising kids and taking care of a home and family isn’t something that can be taught in one hour sessions and allows you vacation time and sick leave...you are the job 24/7!!

I don’t know if I could be a stay at home mother or not...I don’t think I would do as good as job as my mother...

(Man...I have pretty much strayed from my original train of thought...)

Back to our regularly scheduled rant:

Today, as opposed to a few years ago, I approach relationships much in the same way as most men do. I get into it...if it isn’t what I want I am out the door...if I call once and don’t hear back, I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt just that time, but if I call twice with no response, phone numbers are deleted and I’ll NEVER call again. I will walk away if I get the slightest inkling (is that a real word?) that it isn’t going to work. There is only one second chance...I don’t believe in three strikes anymore...and from there I can be great friends with the person.

Guys seem to think they can’t be friends with a girl if they tried to date and it didn’t work out...hell, I just think if we can’t make it in a relationship maybe it is b/c we would be better paired as just friends! This seems to confuse men, though...they don’t understand it. They can’t believe that a girl would be that open-minded and “okay” with the fact that it didn’t work out!

HELLO OUT THERE...WE AREN’T MINDLESS TWITS WHO GET OUR HEARTS BROKEN SO EASILY!!!

We want the same things you do...Surprise!!!! We aren’t itching for a serious relationship that leads to marriage all the time...we know what casual dating is!! hee hee Don’t think just b/c we would like to date you that we want to get into a serious relationship!!

(Insertion of Brutal Honesty) Yes, I would love to find THAT person and have my own family...people who know me will agree with this! But in the meantime...I bide my time...I make new friends...I find new favorite restaurants...I find out who can’t kiss (and who can)...I live...I breath the oxygen that is there every day...

My sister told me that once after I went through a very bad time...she said, “There will be oxygen tomorrow.” And she is right...tomorrow is going to come and go just like every other day has...and so will the next day...and the next...

At this very moment...I am content...*sigh*

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Okay...I’m going to have to rant for a bit to my male audience!!!

You know guys...we females aren’t so fragile and delicate that we can’t be told the truth of the matter!! Men think that they have to go out of their way and be so subtle to tell girls how they really feel about situations, when the truth of it is that we probably feel exactly the same way. Now, three years ago, the games weren’t such a big deal...but these days, don’t play! Just put it out there...that’s what we want! I am so blunt these days and grounded in reality that I am sure it is scary to some! I don’t play the games...if I have a question that I need answered I bring it to you...if I don’t see a situation going the way it should, I’ll tell you!

Now yeah, I still want to be treated like most girls as far as respect and chivalry goes...and that is NOT a contradiction, b/c I only give out what I expect in return...mutual respect and consideration. If you don’t give it to another person, how do you expect them to respect you in return? And women and men can give this in different ways...I mean if one stays home and the other works, (and they BOTH agree to this) then there are certain expectations of each that should be recognized. Which ever one decides to stay home should put in as much effort and hard work as the other who gets up and goes to a job that delivers a paycheck...if they both work, then each should do their share to make sure things are taken care of at home...if they both stay home...well, then they just have issues!!!

I’m not sure what set all of this off this morning, well maybe I know, but sometimes there are just things that need to be said. My mother quit working when she got pregnant with me b/c she and daddy both agreed they wanted her to be able to stay home and raise their daughter. My father works very hard...and mother works equally hard at home...just b/c she doesn’t draw a paycheck doesn’t mean she does not contribute as much to our family as my father...at times, I think she works even harder. Jobs have guidelines and training to help you...raising kids and taking care of a home and family isn’t something that can be taught in one hour sessions and allows you vacation time and sick leave...you are the job 24/7!!

I don’t know if I could be a stay at home mother or not...I don’t think I would do as good as job as my mother...

(Man...I have pretty much strayed from my original train of thought...)

Back to our regularly scheduled rant:

Today, as opposed to a few years ago, I approach relationships much in the same way as most men do. I get into it...if it isn’t what I want I am out the door...if I call once and don’t hear back, I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt just that time, but if I call twice with no response, phone numbers are deleted and I’ll NEVER call again. I will walk away if I get the slightest inkling (is that a real word?) that it isn’t going to work. There is only one second chance...I don’t believe in three strikes anymore...and from there I can be great friends with the person.

Guys seem to think they can’t be friends with a girl if they tried to date and it didn’t work out...hell, I just think if we can’t make it in a relationship maybe it is b/c we would be better paired as just friends! This seems to confuse men, though...they don’t understand it. They can’t believe that a girl would be that open-minded and “okay” with the fact that it didn’t work out!

HELLO OUT THERE...WE AREN’T MINDLESS TWITS WHO GET OUR HEARTS BROKEN SO EASILY!!!

We want the same things you do...Surprise!!!! We aren’t itching for a serious relationship that leads to marriage all the time...we know what casual dating is!! hee hee Don’t think just b/c we would like to date you that we want to get into a serious relationship!!

(Insertion of Brutal Honesty) Yes, I would love to find THAT person and have my own family...people who know me will agree with this! But in the meantime...I bide my time...I make new friends...I find new favorite restaurants...I find out who can’t kiss (and who can)...I live...I breath the oxygen that is there every day...

My sister told me that once after I went through a very bad time...she said, “There will be oxygen tomorrow.” And she is right...tomorrow is going to come and go just like every other day has...and so will the next day...and the next...

At this very moment...I am content...*sigh*

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"I want to be excited, thrilled, ecstatic about
all sorts of things as long as I live."


- Win Couchman, Writer and Speaker

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"I want to be excited, thrilled, ecstatic about
all sorts of things as long as I live."


- Win Couchman, Writer and Speaker
A friend sent this picture to me with the following text and I thought it was worthy of sharing... Something we will never even be able to see again!!! Hi everyone. Neat picture, especially in light of the recent happenings in New York! This picture was taken by a lady returning on a cruise this past summer (July 28, 2001). It is a sunrise over lower Manhattan. SHE Writes: As I watched the beautiful skyline of New York City float past me I noticed the sun was about to line up just behind the twin towers. I was lucky enough to snap the picture at exactly the right moment. If you look at the sun rays it is almost prophetic. - a little spooky. When I show this picture to anyone they almost always asks for a copy. I just want to share it with all who want it. Please take this picture and share it with anyone and everyone who likes it. I've been printing them like crazy on my home computer to give to those that want a copy
Against my better judgement, I am going to tell my score and on the honor system...I hope you'll tell me how you did as well... I scored 124...
Well, Dennon is standing me up for this weekend... My best friend was supposed to be coming in from Dallas to go out with us this weekend and now he has decided to stay in Dallas. I think he is getting into a lot of stress at work...I can relate; however, right now my work has been pretty slow. Although, things are about to pick up I think...I hope... We were pulled into a meeting this morning to discuss a new development...rather startling in light of recent events, although this is "nothing like" what has been going on with Enron...

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A friend sent this picture to me with the following text and I thought it was worthy of sharing...

Something we will never even be able to see again!!!

Hi everyone. Neat picture, especially in light of the recent
happenings in New York! This picture was taken by a lady returning on a cruise this past
summer (July 28, 2001). It is a sunrise over lower Manhattan.

SHE Writes: As I watched the beautiful skyline of New York City float
past me I noticed the sun was about to line up just behind the twin
towers. I was lucky enough to snap the picture at exactly the right moment. If you
look at the sun rays it is almost prophetic. - a little spooky.

When I show this picture to anyone they almost always asks for a copy.
I just want to share it with all who want it. Please take this picture
and share it with anyone and everyone who likes it. I've been printing
them like crazy on my home computer to give to those that want a copy

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A friend sent this picture to me with the following text and I thought it was worthy of sharing...

Something we will never even be able to see again!!!

Hi everyone. Neat picture, especially in light of the recent
happenings in New York! This picture was taken by a lady returning on a cruise this past
summer (July 28, 2001). It is a sunrise over lower Manhattan.

SHE Writes: As I watched the beautiful skyline of New York City float
past me I noticed the sun was about to line up just behind the twin
towers. I was lucky enough to snap the picture at exactly the right moment. If you
look at the sun rays it is almost prophetic. - a little spooky.

When I show this picture to anyone they almost always asks for a copy.
I just want to share it with all who want it. Please take this picture
and share it with anyone and everyone who likes it. I've been printing
them like crazy on my home computer to give to those that want a copy
Well, I don't agree with this, but I got him twice...what do you think?? See what Care Bear you are. link thanks to Chris & John...

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Against my better judgement, I am going to tell my score and on the honor system...I hope you'll tell me how you did as well...

I scored 124...

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Against my better judgement, I am going to tell my score and on the honor system...I hope you'll tell me how you did as well...

I scored 124...

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Well, Dennon is standing me up for this weekend...

My best friend was supposed to be coming in from Dallas to go out with us this weekend and now he has decided to stay in Dallas. I think he is getting into a lot of stress at work...I can relate; however, right now my work has been pretty slow. Although, things are about to pick up I think...I hope...

We were pulled into a meeting this morning to discuss a new development...rather startling in light of recent events, although this is "nothing like" what has been going on with Enron...

9204027

Well, Dennon is standing me up for this weekend...

My best friend was supposed to be coming in from Dallas to go out with us this weekend and now he has decided to stay in Dallas. I think he is getting into a lot of stress at work...I can relate; however, right now my work has been pretty slow. Although, things are about to pick up I think...I hope...

We were pulled into a meeting this morning to discuss a new development...rather startling in light of recent events, although this is "nothing like" what has been going on with Enron...

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Well, I don't agree with this, but I got him twice...what do you think??

See what Care Bear you are.

link thanks to Chris & John...

9194894

Well, I don't agree with this, but I got him twice...what do you think??

See what Care Bear you are.

link thanks to Chris & John...
Whew...these next few days are going to be pretty busy it looks like. A friend of mine is in town tonight so I think he and I are going to get together for a while...then tomorrow night Elaine is cooking dinner for Robert and me...then Thursday night a coworker is coming into town for a meeting on Friday. Friday night my best friend is coming in from Dallas. I am not sure what the plan is for Friday night, but Saturday evening we are going to Galveston for Mardi Gras with friends that live in Galveston and others that are coming to town for the occasion. Then Sunday afternoon is Cirque du Soleil at the George R. Brown Convention Center. So...when to study??? hmmm, tough question!!!
hee hee...check out my new feature!!! It took me a few tries to figure out how to make it work, being that I am not as edumacated in the way of the cyberworld as others, but I figured it out finally!!! [NEW RANDOM BLOGSTICKERS IN THE LEFT-HAND COLUMN] new topic Jennifer and I went out to lunch together today...so you know what that means...SUSHI!!! I haven't had any in a while actually. I had a spicy salmon hand roll with my lunch today and realized something...I am not too fond of the hand rolls! I mean they're good, but they really aren't my favorite!
IS ELAINE THE ONLY PERSON READING MY BLOG THESE DAYS...WHERE IS THE LOVE PEOPLE...COMMENTS!!!
So, it was back to class last night after a two week hietus due to a holiday! And it was really a good class...I feel a lot better about writing my research paper now, which at the graduate level takes the place of a thesis!!! I am not going to share anything now, b/c I know that once it gets going and I start getting deep into research my slant on the subject could take a totally different turn! We got out just a little before nine yestertday, but I didn't make it home until nearly 9:45...so exhausted!! Then this morning b/c I didn't have my alarm set correctly I didn't wake up in time to come in to the gym...so I shut my eyes for a brief moment and woke up in time to realize I was also going to be late for work!!!

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Whew...these next few days are going to be pretty busy it looks like. A friend of mine is in town tonight so I think he and I are going to get together for a while...then tomorrow night Elaine is cooking dinner for Robert and me...then Thursday night a coworker is coming into town for a meeting on Friday. Friday night my best friend is coming in from Dallas. I am not sure what the plan is for Friday night, but Saturday evening we are going to Galveston for Mardi Gras with friends that live in Galveston and others that are coming to town for the occasion. Then Sunday afternoon is Cirque du Soleil at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

So...when to study??? hmmm, tough question!!!

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Whew...these next few days are going to be pretty busy it looks like. A friend of mine is in town tonight so I think he and I are going to get together for a while...then tomorrow night Elaine is cooking dinner for Robert and me...then Thursday night a coworker is coming into town for a meeting on Friday. Friday night my best friend is coming in from Dallas. I am not sure what the plan is for Friday night, but Saturday evening we are going to Galveston for Mardi Gras with friends that live in Galveston and others that are coming to town for the occasion. Then Sunday afternoon is Cirque du Soleil at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

So...when to study??? hmmm, tough question!!!

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hee hee...check out my new feature!!! It took me a few tries to figure out how to make it work, being that I am not as edumacated in the way of the cyberworld as others, but I figured it out finally!!!

[NEW RANDOM BLOGSTICKERS IN THE LEFT-HAND COLUMN]

new topic
Jennifer and I went out to lunch together today...so you know what that means...SUSHI!!! I haven't had any in a while actually. I had a spicy salmon hand roll with my lunch today and realized something...I am not too fond of the hand rolls! I mean they're good, but they really aren't my favorite!

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hee hee...check out my new feature!!! It took me a few tries to figure out how to make it work, being that I am not as edumacated in the way of the cyberworld as others, but I figured it out finally!!!

[NEW RANDOM BLOGSTICKERS IN THE LEFT-HAND COLUMN]

new topic
Jennifer and I went out to lunch together today...so you know what that means...SUSHI!!! I haven't had any in a while actually. I had a spicy salmon hand roll with my lunch today and realized something...I am not too fond of the hand rolls! I mean they're good, but they really aren't my favorite!

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IS ELAINE THE ONLY PERSON READING MY BLOG THESE DAYS...WHERE IS THE LOVE PEOPLE...COMMENTS!!!

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IS ELAINE THE ONLY PERSON READING MY BLOG THESE DAYS...WHERE IS THE LOVE PEOPLE...COMMENTS!!!

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So, it was back to class last night after a two week hietus due to a holiday! And it was really a good class...I feel a lot better about writing my research paper now, which at the graduate level takes the place of a thesis!!! I am not going to share anything now, b/c I know that once it gets going and I start getting deep into research my slant on the subject could take a totally different turn!

We got out just a little before nine yestertday, but I didn't make it home until nearly 9:45...so exhausted!! Then this morning b/c I didn't have my alarm set correctly I didn't wake up in time to come in to the gym...so I shut my eyes for a brief moment and woke up in time to realize I was also going to be late for work!!!

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So, it was back to class last night after a two week hietus due to a holiday! And it was really a good class...I feel a lot better about writing my research paper now, which at the graduate level takes the place of a thesis!!! I am not going to share anything now, b/c I know that once it gets going and I start getting deep into research my slant on the subject could take a totally different turn!

We got out just a little before nine yestertday, but I didn't make it home until nearly 9:45...so exhausted!! Then this morning b/c I didn't have my alarm set correctly I didn't wake up in time to come in to the gym...so I shut my eyes for a brief moment and woke up in time to realize I was also going to be late for work!!!
*gag* *cough* *sputter* YUCK!!!!! Ugh, I took some medicine this morning and I guess the pills sat on my tongue a second too long or something b/c I CANNOT get the taste out of my mouth now!! And since then I have had orange juice, tons of water, some cheese crackers, and a salad for lunch... and it still tastes like I am sucking on the damn things!!!! Now I am trying a cinnamon disk...see if that helps!!
Well, what can I say...it is Monday again. Outside looks about like I feel today. Driving in this morning the fog wasn't on the ground, but up here in the office I can't even see out of the windows. The fog is so thick outside I feel like I am trapped inside a box with no windows. It is rather suffocating. I have class tonight. Feels like I haven't been in a very long time b/c last week was a holiday b/c of MLK Day. Managed to make it to the gym on time this morning...and work out was tough. Every Monday is a different interval work out...we call Mondays "Hell Day." Lunch yesterday with my sister was pretty good...we went to a place in Huffman called Star Cafe. I had a club sandwich that I couldn't finish and sweet potato fries...then went home, pulled my pjs back on and spent the rest of the day laid up watching tv...

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*gag* *cough* *sputter* YUCK!!!!!

Ugh, I took some medicine this morning and I guess the pills sat on my tongue a second too long or something b/c I CANNOT get the taste out of my mouth now!! And since then I have had orange juice, tons of water, some cheese crackers, and a salad for lunch... and it still tastes like I am sucking on the damn things!!!!

Now I am trying a cinnamon disk...see if that helps!!

9130990

*gag* *cough* *sputter* YUCK!!!!!

Ugh, I took some medicine this morning and I guess the pills sat on my tongue a second too long or something b/c I CANNOT get the taste out of my mouth now!! And since then I have had orange juice, tons of water, some cheese crackers, and a salad for lunch... and it still tastes like I am sucking on the damn things!!!!

Now I am trying a cinnamon disk...see if that helps!!

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Well, what can I say...it is Monday again. Outside looks about like I feel today. Driving in this morning the fog wasn't on the ground, but up here in the office I can't even see out of the windows. The fog is so thick outside I feel like I am trapped inside a box with no windows. It is rather suffocating.

I have class tonight. Feels like I haven't been in a very long time b/c last week was a holiday b/c of MLK Day. Managed to make it to the gym on time this morning...and work out was tough. Every Monday is a different interval work out...we call Mondays "Hell Day."

Lunch yesterday with my sister was pretty good...we went to a place in Huffman called Star Cafe. I had a club sandwich that I couldn't finish and sweet potato fries...then went home, pulled my pjs back on and spent the rest of the day laid up watching tv...

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Well, what can I say...it is Monday again. Outside looks about like I feel today. Driving in this morning the fog wasn't on the ground, but up here in the office I can't even see out of the windows. The fog is so thick outside I feel like I am trapped inside a box with no windows. It is rather suffocating.

I have class tonight. Feels like I haven't been in a very long time b/c last week was a holiday b/c of MLK Day. Managed to make it to the gym on time this morning...and work out was tough. Every Monday is a different interval work out...we call Mondays "Hell Day."

Lunch yesterday with my sister was pretty good...we went to a place in Huffman called Star Cafe. I had a club sandwich that I couldn't finish and sweet potato fries...then went home, pulled my pjs back on and spent the rest of the day laid up watching tv...
Whew...it has been a few days since I posted, but I have good reasons for my absence!! Wednesday, as I stated, we left for Lafayette. That night we were planning on going out to dinner with one of the shorebase managers, but ended up piling up in my room to watch That 80's Show (disappointment), drinking Smirnoff Ice, and for dinner having sunflower seeds, gummie bears, and goldfish!!! We were just too comfortable to leave again!! So, the next day we headed off to the office where we remained until midnight trying to get our database to work...which it never did!! So, by that time of night no one wanted to eat so we just went back to the hotel, where we had to book another night. We were only planning on staying the one night so we had to change flight reservations for Friday morning and reserve the rental car for one more night. Upon arriving at the airport we found out that we did not have reservations on the flight...this is the 2nd time this has happened to me...so we went on standby...luckily there were enough seats and we managed to make it back to Houston around noon...completely exhausted! Friday night my parents, Elaine, and I made it to the ice show as planned and then that night Elaine and I went to Prive to meet up with everyone! I picked up Sky on the way and we met EJ, Sherry, Kenny, and EJ's friend Jeph...who was very nice! And who really seemed to hit it off with our waitress as a matter of fact!! Saturday my niece came by and we all went to Dillards to finish up some of her wedding registration. I also managed to get my oil changed and tires rotated on my truck and find a few good sales for myself and a wonderful set of goblets that I had to have!! In other events...I think I made a big mistake these last couple of weeks. Those who know me well, know about the kind of "walls" that I keep up and with good reason. These past couple of weeks I, regretably, let them down a bit. Everytime I do this I soon realize why it is that I have them there in the first place! There are just certain situations that are better off avoided. Next time I will be more cautious and won't be so quick to take a chance.. (I hate metaphors)!!! Well, we are leaving...my sister is on her way to pick us up for lunch...

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Whew...it has been a few days since I posted, but I have good reasons for my absence!! Wednesday, as I stated, we left for Lafayette. That night we were planning on going out to dinner with one of the shorebase managers, but ended up piling up in my room to watch That 80's Show (disappointment), drinking Smirnoff Ice, and for dinner having sunflower seeds, gummie bears, and goldfish!!! We were just too comfortable to leave again!!

So, the next day we headed off to the office where we remained until midnight trying to get our database to work...which it never did!! So, by that time of night no one wanted to eat so we just went back to the hotel, where we had to book another night. We were only planning on staying the one night so we had to change flight reservations for Friday morning and reserve the rental car for one more night. Upon arriving at the airport we found out that we did not have reservations on the flight...this is the 2nd time this has happened to me...so we went on standby...luckily there were enough seats and we managed to make it back to Houston around noon...completely exhausted!

Friday night my parents, Elaine, and I made it to the ice show as planned and then that night Elaine and I went to Prive to meet up with everyone! I picked up Sky on the way and we met EJ, Sherry, Kenny, and EJ's friend Jeph...who was very nice! And who really seemed to hit it off with our waitress as a matter of fact!!

Saturday my niece came by and we all went to Dillards to finish up some of her wedding registration. I also managed to get my oil changed and tires rotated on my truck and find a few good sales for myself and a wonderful set of goblets that I had to have!!

In other events...I think I made a big mistake these last couple of weeks. Those who know me well, know about the kind of "walls" that I keep up and with good reason. These past couple of weeks I, regretably, let them down a bit. Everytime I do this I soon realize why it is that I have them there in the first place! There are just certain situations that are better off avoided. Next time I will be more cautious and won't be so quick to take a chance.. (I hate metaphors)!!!

Well, we are leaving...my sister is on her way to pick us up for lunch...

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Whew...it has been a few days since I posted, but I have good reasons for my absence!! Wednesday, as I stated, we left for Lafayette. That night we were planning on going out to dinner with one of the shorebase managers, but ended up piling up in my room to watch That 80's Show (disappointment), drinking Smirnoff Ice, and for dinner having sunflower seeds, gummie bears, and goldfish!!! We were just too comfortable to leave again!!

So, the next day we headed off to the office where we remained until midnight trying to get our database to work...which it never did!! So, by that time of night no one wanted to eat so we just went back to the hotel, where we had to book another night. We were only planning on staying the one night so we had to change flight reservations for Friday morning and reserve the rental car for one more night. Upon arriving at the airport we found out that we did not have reservations on the flight...this is the 2nd time this has happened to me...so we went on standby...luckily there were enough seats and we managed to make it back to Houston around noon...completely exhausted!

Friday night my parents, Elaine, and I made it to the ice show as planned and then that night Elaine and I went to Prive to meet up with everyone! I picked up Sky on the way and we met EJ, Sherry, Kenny, and EJ's friend Jeph...who was very nice! And who really seemed to hit it off with our waitress as a matter of fact!!

Saturday my niece came by and we all went to Dillards to finish up some of her wedding registration. I also managed to get my oil changed and tires rotated on my truck and find a few good sales for myself and a wonderful set of goblets that I had to have!!

In other events...I think I made a big mistake these last couple of weeks. Those who know me well, know about the kind of "walls" that I keep up and with good reason. These past couple of weeks I, regretably, let them down a bit. Everytime I do this I soon realize why it is that I have them there in the first place! There are just certain situations that are better off avoided. Next time I will be more cautious and won't be so quick to take a chance.. (I hate metaphors)!!!

Well, we are leaving...my sister is on her way to pick us up for lunch...
Currently experiencing comment difficulties!! Hopefully they will be back soon!! So far it has been a good morning. I was a little late getting into the gym this morning, but I made it! Last night was a very nice time! I met Sky at his apartment around 6:40 and we walked to Empire Cafe. Although it was more humid out than it has been the past few weeks it was a very nice walk! There was a nice breeze and it was a good change from driving all the time!! We had a good meal and good conversation outside on the side patio! Afterwards, we walked back to Sky’s apartment and we decided to watch Empire Records. I had never seen this movie from the beginning...I always caught it near the “Rex and Gina” scene!!! So it was good to finally see it through! After the movie I stayed for a while and we talked and made tentative plans to meet up at Prive with the rest of the group on Friday!! Elaine and I are going with my parents to the Ice Show so we’ll miss Friday pool and dinner. Our plans for Lafayette have changed as well. We were originally leaving this early this morning and were going to spend some time touring around and going to the Blue Dog art museum...now we aren’t leaving until 3:30 so we won’t have as much time to spend running around, but we’ll still have a few hours!!

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Currently experiencing comment difficulties!! Hopefully they will be back soon!!

So far it has been a good morning. I was a little late getting into the gym this morning, but I made it! Last night was a very nice time! I met Sky at his apartment around 6:40 and we walked to Empire Cafe. Although it was more humid out than it has been the past few weeks it was a very nice walk! There was a nice breeze and it was a good change from driving all the time!!

We had a good meal and good conversation outside on the side patio! Afterwards, we walked back to Sky’s apartment and we decided to watch Empire Records. I had never seen this movie from the beginning...I always caught it near the “Rex and Gina” scene!!! So it was good to finally see it through!

After the movie I stayed for a while and we talked and made tentative plans to meet up at Prive with the rest of the group on Friday!! Elaine and I are going with my parents to the Ice Show so we’ll miss Friday pool and dinner.

Our plans for Lafayette have changed as well. We were originally leaving this early this morning and were going to spend some time touring around and going to the Blue Dog art museum...now we aren’t leaving until 3:30 so we won’t have as much time to spend running around, but we’ll still have a few hours!!

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Currently experiencing comment difficulties!! Hopefully they will be back soon!!

So far it has been a good morning. I was a little late getting into the gym this morning, but I made it! Last night was a very nice time! I met Sky at his apartment around 6:40 and we walked to Empire Cafe. Although it was more humid out than it has been the past few weeks it was a very nice walk! There was a nice breeze and it was a good change from driving all the time!!

We had a good meal and good conversation outside on the side patio! Afterwards, we walked back to Sky’s apartment and we decided to watch Empire Records. I had never seen this movie from the beginning...I always caught it near the “Rex and Gina” scene!!! So it was good to finally see it through!

After the movie I stayed for a while and we talked and made tentative plans to meet up at Prive with the rest of the group on Friday!! Elaine and I are going with my parents to the Ice Show so we’ll miss Friday pool and dinner.

Our plans for Lafayette have changed as well. We were originally leaving this early this morning and were going to spend some time touring around and going to the Blue Dog art museum...now we aren’t leaving until 3:30 so we won’t have as much time to spend running around, but we’ll still have a few hours!!
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Boo!!! (it's me - elaine)

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so many tests...so little time
We got our flight itenerary today for our trip to Lafayette on Wednesday. We are leaving pretty early on Wednesday and since our meeting isn't until Thursday Ann and I thought we would take advantage of the time. We are going to visit the Blue Dog Art museum and I think there is a Blue Dog Cafe as well. Since Ann is a student of France she has a love for Louisiana as well...so I told her she could play tour guide and plan our day. I got up this morning and made it into the gym. About half way through class I guess I was dragging my feet on the carpet and tripped...so now I have nice little carpet burns from my fall. I am afraid this week is going to be much like last week...not a whole lot going on...so I am thankful for our trip to Lafayette. We usually get a lot accomplished when we go down there. I am hoping we get this (allocation issues) corrected once and for all, although I am sure we'll have more problems in the future!! But I really like the Amelia group, so I don't mind getting together with them to work.

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Take The Scooby-Doo Test!


so many tests...so little time

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Take The Scooby-Doo Test!


so many tests...so little time

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We got our flight itenerary today for our trip to Lafayette on Wednesday. We are leaving pretty early on Wednesday and since our meeting isn't until Thursday Ann and I thought we would take advantage of the time. We are going to visit the Blue Dog Art museum and I think there is a Blue Dog Cafe as well. Since Ann is a student of France she has a love for Louisiana as well...so I told her she could play tour guide and plan our day.

I got up this morning and made it into the gym. About half way through class I guess I was dragging my feet on the carpet and tripped...so now I have nice little carpet burns from my fall. I am afraid this week is going to be much like last week...not a whole lot going on...so I am thankful for our trip to Lafayette. We usually get a lot accomplished when we go down there. I am hoping we get this (allocation issues) corrected once and for all, although I am sure we'll have more problems in the future!! But I really like the Amelia group, so I don't mind getting together with them to work.

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We got our flight itenerary today for our trip to Lafayette on Wednesday. We are leaving pretty early on Wednesday and since our meeting isn't until Thursday Ann and I thought we would take advantage of the time. We are going to visit the Blue Dog Art museum and I think there is a Blue Dog Cafe as well. Since Ann is a student of France she has a love for Louisiana as well...so I told her she could play tour guide and plan our day.

I got up this morning and made it into the gym. About half way through class I guess I was dragging my feet on the carpet and tripped...so now I have nice little carpet burns from my fall. I am afraid this week is going to be much like last week...not a whole lot going on...so I am thankful for our trip to Lafayette. We usually get a lot accomplished when we go down there. I am hoping we get this (allocation issues) corrected once and for all, although I am sure we'll have more problems in the future!! But I really like the Amelia group, so I don't mind getting together with them to work.
Have you reached that point yet where you realize your life has changed forever and will never be the same again??? (That was a little redundant I guess...) I think I have finally made it to that point. Friday started off as every other Friday does...or I guess I should say ended as every Friday ends...after work we play pool and then all go out to eat...after that is the point in the evening where it is up for grabs. This Friday we decided to eat dinner at Saltgrass Steakhouse and followed up with an encore (a round of beers) at BW3. We decided to go see Black Hawk Down last night, which turned out to be a pretty good movie. The movie didn't start until 11:45 pm so we had plenty of time to eat our dinner and socialize for a while. The crowd was most of the usual group...Kenny & Elaine, Sherry & EJ, Robert, Oskar, Bailey & Irene, and this time Sky joined us as well. Since the movie didn't start until almost midnight it was pretty late when we finally got out. Sky rode out with me and we talked a lot about things we did in High School and in College, but on the way home we were commenting out the fact that we were so tired. I made the statement to him that just four years prior it would have been no big deal to be driving home at nearly three o'clock in the morning, to which he agreed. Thus began stories about trying to avoid the eight o'clock classes in college b/c you knew you would never be home in time the night before to get up that early and still expect to retain any knowledge. And this was true!! In college and HS it was so easy to stay up until the wee hours of the morning...but not today. Now around 10:30 I can feel my eye lids starting to get heavy and my vision begins to blur...the weekends aren't quite as hard, actually...but most days are. Now it is true during the week I get up especially early b/c I go to the gym before work, but still on a Friday night I should be able to make it to three o'clock in the morning without so much difficulty. Hell, I haven't even reached my quarter-century mark...okay, okay, so I will this year, but still, I am but a baby!!! Still have many many years to go before I am even considered to be aging...right??? And you know I think we were the oldest people at the theater on Friday night, too. THERE WERE TEENAGERS EVERYWHERE!!! So my readers that know me will now razz for a while (I'm the baby of the group), but I guess that is what I get for putting my thoughts out for public scrutiny!!! And that's fine...I can deal with it!! Onto other thoughts, though...I just wanted to say to Sky (even though he doesn't read my blog) that I had a great time Friday night and look forward to seeing him again sometime!

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Have you reached that point yet where you realize your life has changed forever and will never be the same again??? (That was a little redundant I guess...) I think I have finally made it to that point. Friday started off as every other Friday does...or I guess I should say ended as every Friday ends...after work we play pool and then all go out to eat...after that is the point in the evening where it is up for grabs. This Friday we decided to eat dinner at Saltgrass Steakhouse and followed up with an encore (a round of beers) at BW3. We decided to go see Black Hawk Down last night, which turned out to be a pretty good movie.

The movie didn't start until 11:45 pm so we had plenty of time to eat our dinner and socialize for a while. The crowd was most of the usual group...Kenny & Elaine, Sherry & EJ, Robert, Oskar, Bailey & Irene, and this time Sky joined us as well. Since the movie didn't start until almost midnight it was pretty late when we finally got out. Sky rode out with me and we talked a lot about things we did in High School and in College, but on the way home we were commenting out the fact that we were so tired. I made the statement to him that just four years prior it would have been no big deal to be driving home at nearly three o'clock in the morning, to which he agreed. Thus began stories about trying to avoid the eight o'clock classes in college b/c you knew you would never be home in time the night before to get up that early and still expect to retain any knowledge. And this was true!! In college and HS it was so easy to stay up until the wee hours of the morning...but not today. Now around 10:30 I can feel my eye lids starting to get heavy and my vision begins to blur...the weekends aren't quite as hard, actually...but most days are. Now it is true during the week I get up especially early b/c I go to the gym before work, but still on a Friday night I should be able to make it to three o'clock in the morning without so much difficulty.

Hell, I haven't even reached my quarter-century mark...okay, okay, so I will this year, but still, I am but a baby!!! Still have many many years to go before I am even considered to be aging...right??? And you know I think we were the oldest people at the theater on Friday night, too. THERE WERE TEENAGERS EVERYWHERE!!!

So my readers that know me will now razz for a while (I'm the baby of the group), but I guess that is what I get for putting my thoughts out for public scrutiny!!! And that's fine...I can deal with it!!

Onto other thoughts, though...I just wanted to say to Sky (even though he doesn't read my blog) that I had a great time Friday night and look forward to seeing him again sometime!

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Have you reached that point yet where you realize your life has changed forever and will never be the same again??? (That was a little redundant I guess...) I think I have finally made it to that point. Friday started off as every other Friday does...or I guess I should say ended as every Friday ends...after work we play pool and then all go out to eat...after that is the point in the evening where it is up for grabs. This Friday we decided to eat dinner at Saltgrass Steakhouse and followed up with an encore (a round of beers) at BW3. We decided to go see Black Hawk Down last night, which turned out to be a pretty good movie.

The movie didn't start until 11:45 pm so we had plenty of time to eat our dinner and socialize for a while. The crowd was most of the usual group...Kenny & Elaine, Sherry & EJ, Robert, Oskar, Bailey & Irene, and this time Sky joined us as well. Since the movie didn't start until almost midnight it was pretty late when we finally got out. Sky rode out with me and we talked a lot about things we did in High School and in College, but on the way home we were commenting out the fact that we were so tired. I made the statement to him that just four years prior it would have been no big deal to be driving home at nearly three o'clock in the morning, to which he agreed. Thus began stories about trying to avoid the eight o'clock classes in college b/c you knew you would never be home in time the night before to get up that early and still expect to retain any knowledge. And this was true!! In college and HS it was so easy to stay up until the wee hours of the morning...but not today. Now around 10:30 I can feel my eye lids starting to get heavy and my vision begins to blur...the weekends aren't quite as hard, actually...but most days are. Now it is true during the week I get up especially early b/c I go to the gym before work, but still on a Friday night I should be able to make it to three o'clock in the morning without so much difficulty.

Hell, I haven't even reached my quarter-century mark...okay, okay, so I will this year, but still, I am but a baby!!! Still have many many years to go before I am even considered to be aging...right??? And you know I think we were the oldest people at the theater on Friday night, too. THERE WERE TEENAGERS EVERYWHERE!!!

So my readers that know me will now razz for a while (I'm the baby of the group), but I guess that is what I get for putting my thoughts out for public scrutiny!!! And that's fine...I can deal with it!!

Onto other thoughts, though...I just wanted to say to Sky (even though he doesn't read my blog) that I had a great time Friday night and look forward to seeing him again sometime!
What Video Game Character Are You? I am Kung Fu Master.I am Kung Fu Master.

I like to be in control of myself. I dislike crowds, especially crowds containing people trying to kill me. Even though I always win, I prefer to avoid fights if possible. What Video Game Character Are You?
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Well, I just got back from the doc...not great news, but not life-altering either...there will still be oxygen tomorrow!! Just means that I now have a few more doctor visits to look forward to in the near future...ugh! In other news the trip to Lafayette is on for next week. I'll be going Wednesday afternoon and get back Thursday evening...short trip this time...whew!! But the food...oh, the food!! The cajuns do know how to enjoy themselves, I'll give them that!! Ann is going to go with me. She adores Louisiana...b/c of the French ties. She majored in French, and taught French, and lived in France, and had a French husband...well, you get where I'm going with this!! ARGH...it is only 2:30!!! Why is this day moving so slowly??? I was gone for two hours...shouldn't that have sped up the day for me?!?!?! But it isn't even 3 o'clock yet, time...is..........slowing....................down....................................here...
So, here is how last night went...

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What Video Game Character Are You? I am Kung Fu Master.I am Kung Fu Master.


I like to be in control of myself. I dislike crowds, especially crowds containing people trying to kill me. Even though I always win, I prefer to avoid fights if possible. What Video Game Character Are You?


link thanks to: CoffeeCorner

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What Video Game Character Are You? I am Kung Fu Master.I am Kung Fu Master.


I like to be in control of myself. I dislike crowds, especially crowds containing people trying to kill me. Even though I always win, I prefer to avoid fights if possible. What Video Game Character Are You?


link thanks to: CoffeeCorner

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Well, I just got back from the doc...not great news, but not life-altering either...there will still be oxygen tomorrow!! Just means that I now have a few more doctor visits to look forward to in the near future...ugh!

In other news the trip to Lafayette is on for next week. I'll be going Wednesday afternoon and get back Thursday evening...short trip this time...whew!! But the food...oh, the food!! The cajuns do know how to enjoy themselves, I'll give them that!! Ann is going to go with me. She adores Louisiana...b/c of the French ties. She majored in French, and taught French, and lived in France, and had a French husband...well, you get where I'm going with this!!

ARGH...it is only 2:30!!! Why is this day moving so slowly??? I was gone for two hours...shouldn't that have sped up the day for me?!?!?! But it isn't even 3 o'clock yet, time...is..........slowing....................down....................................here...

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Well, I just got back from the doc...not great news, but not life-altering either...there will still be oxygen tomorrow!! Just means that I now have a few more doctor visits to look forward to in the near future...ugh!

In other news the trip to Lafayette is on for next week. I'll be going Wednesday afternoon and get back Thursday evening...short trip this time...whew!! But the food...oh, the food!! The cajuns do know how to enjoy themselves, I'll give them that!! Ann is going to go with me. She adores Louisiana...b/c of the French ties. She majored in French, and taught French, and lived in France, and had a French husband...well, you get where I'm going with this!!

ARGH...it is only 2:30!!! Why is this day moving so slowly??? I was gone for two hours...shouldn't that have sped up the day for me?!?!?! But it isn't even 3 o'clock yet, time...is..........slowing....................down....................................here...

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So, here is how last night went...

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So, here is how last night went...

BOREDOM Well, the weather didn't improve much, but the sun is now beaming in through the blinds...the workers have dwindled down to a very few remaining. I have about an hour to kill before time to meet at the restaurant...so I thought I'd share with the world for a while!! I am looking forward to BoobkaBlog (ref:Burner)...it should be quite an interesting blog to follow...although, follow may not be the appropriate word to use. Wonder. Amazement. Utter chaos and confusion...these are the words that come to mind.
blah, blah-blah, blah, blah...that is what it looks like outside...blah...and it is slowly seeping into everyone here... Jennifer and I went across to the mall during lunch (Fredericks was having a sale so we hit it yesterday and had to go back today) and after I bought three new items we just sort of, well, um, hit a slump...we were both in such a yucky mood. We didn't really want to do anything. Our plan was to shop then head over to Smoothie King...and then take it back to the office to slurp on for the rest of the afternoon...didn't happen, though. We ended up getting something at the food court (I had bourbon chicken from some store claiming to be cajun cooking) and sat in the midst of the crowd to talk and eat. It was good to get out of the office I guess, but the second we hit that sticky, wet, foggy, weather outside our spirits seemed to mirror it...yuck! Well, I least I caught the sale before it was over...
So, now that I am back to working out every morning I am feeling better, but am also very sore! The first days of any new routine always results in a few stiff muscles, but if you're into working out a lot you know that's a good feeling! Means you're making progress! But the first days back after a break are the worst! So, tonight is Sushi! A friend (whom I haven't seen in a long time) and I are going to meet up to eat at Ichibon's tonight, so far my favorite sushi retreat! Otherwise, things are rather static over here...not too much going on. Although, next week might find me in Lafayette for a couple of days...plans are still in limbo, but there are some issues that need resolving that may take me and a coworker to our office in Lafayette...mmm mmm, what good food there is to be had!!! Gotta love Cajun Cookin'...
The "Buttonator" did me last night...(meaning I now have a button of my very own)!! (yeah, I get the innuedo there, Dennon)

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Well, the weather didn't improve much, but the sun is now beaming in through the blinds...the workers have dwindled down to a very few remaining. I have about an hour to kill before time to meet at the restaurant...so I thought I'd share with the world for a while!! I am looking forward to BoobkaBlog (ref:Burner)...it should be quite an interesting blog to follow...although, follow may not be the appropriate word to use. Wonder. Amazement. Utter chaos and confusion...these are the words that come to mind.

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Well, the weather didn't improve much, but the sun is now beaming in through the blinds...the workers have dwindled down to a very few remaining. I have about an hour to kill before time to meet at the restaurant...so I thought I'd share with the world for a while!! I am looking forward to BoobkaBlog (ref:Burner)...it should be quite an interesting blog to follow...although, follow may not be the appropriate word to use. Wonder. Amazement. Utter chaos and confusion...these are the words that come to mind.

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blah, blah-blah, blah, blah...that is what it looks like outside...blah...and it is slowly seeping into everyone here...

Jennifer and I went across to the mall during lunch (Fredericks was having a sale so we hit it yesterday and had to go back today) and after I bought three new items we just sort of, well, um, hit a slump...we were both in such a yucky mood. We didn't really want to do anything. Our plan was to shop then head over to Smoothie King...and then take it back to the office to slurp on for the rest of the afternoon...didn't happen, though. We ended up getting something at the food court (I had bourbon chicken from some store claiming to be cajun cooking) and sat in the midst of the crowd to talk and eat. It was good to get out of the office I guess, but the second we hit that sticky, wet, foggy, weather outside our spirits seemed to mirror it...yuck!

Well, I least I caught the sale before it was over...

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blah, blah-blah, blah, blah...that is what it looks like outside...blah...and it is slowly seeping into everyone here...

Jennifer and I went across to the mall during lunch (Fredericks was having a sale so we hit it yesterday and had to go back today) and after I bought three new items we just sort of, well, um, hit a slump...we were both in such a yucky mood. We didn't really want to do anything. Our plan was to shop then head over to Smoothie King...and then take it back to the office to slurp on for the rest of the afternoon...didn't happen, though. We ended up getting something at the food court (I had bourbon chicken from some store claiming to be cajun cooking) and sat in the midst of the crowd to talk and eat. It was good to get out of the office I guess, but the second we hit that sticky, wet, foggy, weather outside our spirits seemed to mirror it...yuck!

Well, I least I caught the sale before it was over...

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So, now that I am back to working out every morning I am feeling better, but am also very sore! The first days of any new routine always results in a few stiff muscles, but if you're into working out a lot you know that's a good feeling! Means you're making progress! But the first days back after a break are the worst!

So, tonight is Sushi! A friend (whom I haven't seen in a long time) and I are going to meet up to eat at Ichibon's tonight, so far my favorite sushi retreat! Otherwise, things are rather static over here...not too much going on. Although, next week might find me in Lafayette for a couple of days...plans are still in limbo, but there are some issues that need resolving that may take me and a coworker to our office in Lafayette...mmm mmm, what good food there is to be had!!! Gotta love Cajun Cookin'...

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So, now that I am back to working out every morning I am feeling better, but am also very sore! The first days of any new routine always results in a few stiff muscles, but if you're into working out a lot you know that's a good feeling! Means you're making progress! But the first days back after a break are the worst!

So, tonight is Sushi! A friend (whom I haven't seen in a long time) and I are going to meet up to eat at Ichibon's tonight, so far my favorite sushi retreat! Otherwise, things are rather static over here...not too much going on. Although, next week might find me in Lafayette for a couple of days...plans are still in limbo, but there are some issues that need resolving that may take me and a coworker to our office in Lafayette...mmm mmm, what good food there is to be had!!! Gotta love Cajun Cookin'...

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The "Buttonator" did me last night...(meaning I now have a button of my very own)!!

(yeah, I get the innuedo there, Dennon)

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The "Buttonator" did me last night...(meaning I now have a button of my very own)!!

(yeah, I get the innuedo there, Dennon)

I'm sure we can all relate to this one...except that I can't drink beer anymore...and except that I can't drink that much anymore...and except that I don't take those types of risks anymore (drinking during working hours)...damnit, I must be getting old or something...
i'm Cherry flavoured! link thanks to: Chris
So, today begins on a more positive note. I have had a very productive day already...and it is now only 8:19!!!! I got myself ready mentally last night for this morning’s endeavors!!! I haven’t worked out in about three weeks. Now keep in mind I went from working out every morning...to not at all...so it was a big deal to come back this morning. Whereas before it was easy to wake up only hours after the sun went down, lately I have found it difficult to drag my butt out of bed with enough time to brush my teeth before I had to rush out the door, coffee-in-hand, and speed out of the driveway to make it in to work at least fifteen minutes late!! So last night I picked out what I wanted to wear, hung my clothes on the door, packed a pair of clean undies and a bra, packed my boots and my make-up bag, with the hopes I would make the effort to look decent!! So, as long as I could fall asleep reasonably early I should have no problem getting up on time to make it to class at the gym...wrong. Couldn’t go to sleep...so looking to my bed side table I turned to the Lord of the Rings for assistance!! Well, I’ll read for a while and maybe my eyes will get tired...wrong!! I got so interested in the chapter I was in I didn’t think I was going to be able to put it down...so instead of starting a new chapter...I booked it downstairs to sit with the fam a bit and watch TV in their room...this didn’t aid is the sleep process either!!! Tylenol PM??? Hell no...although I did think about it!!! Last time I took that I slept for twelve hours and felt like I been up doing tequila shots all night!!! So, I forced myself back upstairs and concentrated very hard on trying to go to sleep...do you notice that this is when your brain starts working overtime?? You start to think about everything you have to do the next day...then you start thinking about things you should have done in the past...and the worst is when you start thinking about things you SHOULDN’T have done in the past!! Then you start to wonder where your life would be if you had done this or hadn’t done that...SHITE!!!! I’m doing it again!!! Back to the story... So, this morning, when I thought I wouldn’t be able to get out of bed, I awoke ten minutes before my demonic alarm clock started yelling at me!!!!! So I was up and dressed in plenty of time to fix my coffee and have a piece of toast...and to clean up the mess made in the kitchen b/c the coffee pot over-flowed for some reason!! I made it to the gym with ten minutes to spare!! Everyone was happy to see me back in my old routine...I caught up with some people who I never see unless in the gym...everyone asked how things were doing...how I was doing...it was actually so nice!!! Workout was tough...since I hadn’t been there in a while, but I made it through the entire thing without stopping...I had to cheat and came off my toes to my knees once or twice while doing push ups...but otherwise, I didn’t have to modify anything!!! I was really impressed with myself!! Abs class was equally as tough, but again, I pushed myself and made it through!!!! hee hee...I am in a really good mood this morning!!! WOW - I had forgotten what a great feeling this would bring!!!!!

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I'm sure we can all relate to this one...except that I can't drink beer anymore...and except that I can't drink that much anymore...and except that I don't take those types of risks anymore (drinking during working hours)...damnit, I must be getting old or something...

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I'm sure we can all relate to this one...except that I can't drink beer anymore...and except that I can't drink that much anymore...and except that I don't take those types of risks anymore (drinking during working hours)...damnit, I must be getting old or something...

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i'm Cherry flavoured!

link thanks to: Chris

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i'm Cherry flavoured!

link thanks to: Chris

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So, today begins on a more positive note. I have had a very productive day already...and it is now only 8:19!!!! I got myself ready mentally last night for this morning’s endeavors!!! I haven’t worked out in about three weeks. Now keep in mind I went from working out every morning...to not at all...so it was a big deal to come back this morning. Whereas before it was easy to wake up only hours after the sun went down, lately I have found it difficult to drag my butt out of bed with enough time to brush my teeth before I had to rush out the door, coffee-in-hand, and speed out of the driveway to make it in to work at least fifteen minutes late!!

So last night I picked out what I wanted to wear, hung my clothes on the door, packed a pair of clean undies and a bra, packed my boots and my make-up bag, with the hopes I would make the effort to look decent!! So, as long as I could fall asleep reasonably early I should have no problem getting up on time to make it to class at the gym...wrong. Couldn’t go to sleep...so looking to my bed side table I turned to the Lord of the Rings for assistance!! Well, I’ll read for a while and maybe my eyes will get tired...wrong!! I got so interested in the chapter I was in I didn’t think I was going to be able to put it down...so instead of starting a new chapter...I booked it downstairs to sit with the fam a bit and watch TV in their room...this didn’t aid is the sleep process either!!! Tylenol PM??? Hell no...although I did think about it!!! Last time I took that I slept for twelve hours and felt like I been up doing tequila shots all night!!!

So, I forced myself back upstairs and concentrated very hard on trying to go to sleep...do you notice that this is when your brain starts working overtime?? You start to think about everything you have to do the next day...then you start thinking about things you should have done in the past...and the worst is when you start thinking about things you SHOULDN’T have done in the past!! Then you start to wonder where your life would be if you had done this or hadn’t done that...SHITE!!!! I’m doing it again!!! Back to the story...

So, this morning, when I thought I wouldn’t be able to get out of bed, I awoke ten minutes before my demonic alarm clock started yelling at me!!!!! So I was up and dressed in plenty of time to fix my coffee and have a piece of toast...and to clean up the mess made in the kitchen b/c the coffee pot over-flowed for some reason!!

I made it to the gym with ten minutes to spare!! Everyone was happy to see me back in my old routine...I caught up with some people who I never see unless in the gym...everyone asked how things were doing...how I was doing...it was actually so nice!!! Workout was tough...since I hadn’t been there in a while, but I made it through the entire thing without stopping...I had to cheat and came off my toes to my knees once or twice while doing push ups...but otherwise, I didn’t have to modify anything!!! I was really impressed with myself!! Abs class was equally as tough, but again, I pushed myself and made it through!!!! hee hee...I am in a really good mood this morning!!!

WOW - I had forgotten what a great feeling this would bring!!!!!

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So, today begins on a more positive note. I have had a very productive day already...and it is now only 8:19!!!! I got myself ready mentally last night for this morning’s endeavors!!! I haven’t worked out in about three weeks. Now keep in mind I went from working out every morning...to not at all...so it was a big deal to come back this morning. Whereas before it was easy to wake up only hours after the sun went down, lately I have found it difficult to drag my butt out of bed with enough time to brush my teeth before I had to rush out the door, coffee-in-hand, and speed out of the driveway to make it in to work at least fifteen minutes late!!

So last night I picked out what I wanted to wear, hung my clothes on the door, packed a pair of clean undies and a bra, packed my boots and my make-up bag, with the hopes I would make the effort to look decent!! So, as long as I could fall asleep reasonably early I should have no problem getting up on time to make it to class at the gym...wrong. Couldn’t go to sleep...so looking to my bed side table I turned to the Lord of the Rings for assistance!! Well, I’ll read for a while and maybe my eyes will get tired...wrong!! I got so interested in the chapter I was in I didn’t think I was going to be able to put it down...so instead of starting a new chapter...I booked it downstairs to sit with the fam a bit and watch TV in their room...this didn’t aid is the sleep process either!!! Tylenol PM??? Hell no...although I did think about it!!! Last time I took that I slept for twelve hours and felt like I been up doing tequila shots all night!!!

So, I forced myself back upstairs and concentrated very hard on trying to go to sleep...do you notice that this is when your brain starts working overtime?? You start to think about everything you have to do the next day...then you start thinking about things you should have done in the past...and the worst is when you start thinking about things you SHOULDN’T have done in the past!! Then you start to wonder where your life would be if you had done this or hadn’t done that...SHITE!!!! I’m doing it again!!! Back to the story...

So, this morning, when I thought I wouldn’t be able to get out of bed, I awoke ten minutes before my demonic alarm clock started yelling at me!!!!! So I was up and dressed in plenty of time to fix my coffee and have a piece of toast...and to clean up the mess made in the kitchen b/c the coffee pot over-flowed for some reason!!

I made it to the gym with ten minutes to spare!! Everyone was happy to see me back in my old routine...I caught up with some people who I never see unless in the gym...everyone asked how things were doing...how I was doing...it was actually so nice!!! Workout was tough...since I hadn’t been there in a while, but I made it through the entire thing without stopping...I had to cheat and came off my toes to my knees once or twice while doing push ups...but otherwise, I didn’t have to modify anything!!! I was really impressed with myself!! Abs class was equally as tough, but again, I pushed myself and made it through!!!! hee hee...I am in a really good mood this morning!!!

WOW - I had forgotten what a great feeling this would bring!!!!!
Well, first class of my MBA program was last night...rather good I must say. We had about an hour and a half to get to know everyone in class...we played the “What would you put in your suitcase game...” only instead of adding items to the list, we had to reintroduce everyone in the class who had already introduced themselves. I am pretty good at this game, especially since we were able to take notes on everyone. I will say, though, that I never did refer to my notes when I had to introduce the eleven people who were ahead of me! I guess it is a good way to get to know the name of the adorable guy who sits on the back row and since he had to introduce me he now knows my name as well!! The class is about 30 people...about an even ratio male to female. I am one of the babies...and the eldest looks to be in her mid to late forties. I am also one of the few single ones...although, I don’t think the adorable guy on the back row is married, at least I didn’t see a ring and when most of the married men said something about their wives, he never made mention of one! So, now on to the class. It is a research/writing class. And let me first state that I have no problem at all with actually doing the research and writing the paper, but the agonizing issue that plagues me is choosing WHAT I am going to be researching and writing about!!!!!! We have some ideas, but sometimes I would rather she gave us a list and assigned one to each of us!! I know, that wouldn’t really put my mind to the test, but hell...I am GOING BACK TO SCHOOL, I think my mind is going to get plenty of exercise!!! I have two weeks to put my thoughts to paper and write my problem statement...which is also going to be my proposal. So there will be much time spent in the library the next fourteen days...social life??? what?? friends??? where???

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Well, first class of my MBA program was last night...rather good I must say. We had about an hour and a half to get to know everyone in class...we played the “What would you put in your suitcase game...” only instead of adding items to the list, we had to reintroduce everyone in the class who had already introduced themselves. I am pretty good at this game, especially since we were able to take notes on everyone. I will say, though, that I never did refer to my notes when I had to introduce the eleven people who were ahead of me! I guess it is a good way to get to know the name of the adorable guy who sits on the back row and since he had to introduce me he now knows my name as well!!

The class is about 30 people...about an even ratio male to female. I am one of the babies...and the eldest looks to be in her mid to late forties. I am also one of the few single ones...although, I don’t think the adorable guy on the back row is married, at least I didn’t see a ring and when most of the married men said something about their wives, he never made mention of one!

So, now on to the class. It is a research/writing class. And let me first state that I have no problem at all with actually doing the research and writing the paper, but the agonizing issue that plagues me is choosing WHAT I am going to be researching and writing about!!!!!! We have some ideas, but sometimes I would rather she gave us a list and assigned one to each of us!! I know, that wouldn’t really put my mind to the test, but hell...I am GOING BACK TO SCHOOL, I think my mind is going to get plenty of exercise!!! I have two weeks to put my thoughts to paper and write my problem statement...which is also going to be my proposal.

So there will be much time spent in the library the next fourteen days...social life??? what?? friends??? where???

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Well, first class of my MBA program was last night...rather good I must say. We had about an hour and a half to get to know everyone in class...we played the “What would you put in your suitcase game...” only instead of adding items to the list, we had to reintroduce everyone in the class who had already introduced themselves. I am pretty good at this game, especially since we were able to take notes on everyone. I will say, though, that I never did refer to my notes when I had to introduce the eleven people who were ahead of me! I guess it is a good way to get to know the name of the adorable guy who sits on the back row and since he had to introduce me he now knows my name as well!!

The class is about 30 people...about an even ratio male to female. I am one of the babies...and the eldest looks to be in her mid to late forties. I am also one of the few single ones...although, I don’t think the adorable guy on the back row is married, at least I didn’t see a ring and when most of the married men said something about their wives, he never made mention of one!

So, now on to the class. It is a research/writing class. And let me first state that I have no problem at all with actually doing the research and writing the paper, but the agonizing issue that plagues me is choosing WHAT I am going to be researching and writing about!!!!!! We have some ideas, but sometimes I would rather she gave us a list and assigned one to each of us!! I know, that wouldn’t really put my mind to the test, but hell...I am GOING BACK TO SCHOOL, I think my mind is going to get plenty of exercise!!! I have two weeks to put my thoughts to paper and write my problem statement...which is also going to be my proposal.

So there will be much time spent in the library the next fourteen days...social life??? what?? friends??? where???
It's countdown time...I am going to leave here around 4:30. I still haven't bought my books so I am going to get there a little early so I can do that before class starts. *nervous breathing* Why am I so nervous??? It's just school, right...I mean I did college for four years already...Grad school the same thing I just won't be going to class with a hangover wearing my boxers and a sweatshirt this time...right?!?! I really haven't accomplished much of anything today...made several posts and my headache is beginning to whither a bit, guess that's something...
I guess I am just link and/or post happy today...here is another one. A friend sent this to me today and I thought it worthy of posting... On other notes...I just returned from lunch! Sushi...mmm mmm!!! EJ told me I shoud use "Sushi Slut" as a domain name if no one else has it already - that was the nickname that Elaine has decided fits me!! But I heard from a little birdie that EJ himself was going for Sushi at lunchtime today, too!! One of the girls here at work who always accompanies me for sushi talked about taking a leisure learning class for sushi...if I wasn't starting school this semester I just might have to go in on this with her...hell, I still might decide to take a class with her!!! We sat at the bar today for the first time and actually watched "King Fish" himself make sushi...he gave us a few pointers and a few samples! From now on when we venture out for sushi we'll be sitting at the bar...they love to talk to the "brewteful ladies..."!!!
ANOTHER MONDAY Well, another week has begun...and tonight classes start for me...so around 6 o'clock tonight you all need to be thinking about me!!! I don't know why I am nervous about going back to school, but I am for some reason. I think it was when I saw that 500 number next to my class that it got my stomach churning!!!!!! Yeah, Yeah, I know...kinda silly, but hey, at least I am honest!!! Last night I took an innocent Tylenol PM around 7:30 (headache)...I woke up briefly at 8:30, but only long enough to see what time it was!! So I should have got an early start today since I went to sleep so early, right?? WRONG!!! It was 7:30 this morning before I was able to drag myself out of bed!!!!!!!!!! So, I didn't get in to the office until around 8:15!! Isn't Tylenol PM supposed to have a mild sleeping aid in it!?!?!?! Guess it is stronger for some than others...hee hee!!

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It's countdown time...I am going to leave here around 4:30. I still haven't bought my books so I am going to get there a little early so I can do that before class starts. *nervous breathing*

Why am I so nervous??? It's just school, right...I mean I did college for four years already...Grad school the same thing I just won't be going to class with a hangover wearing my boxers and a sweatshirt this time...right?!?!

I really haven't accomplished much of anything today...made several posts and my headache is beginning to whither a bit, guess that's something...

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It's countdown time...I am going to leave here around 4:30. I still haven't bought my books so I am going to get there a little early so I can do that before class starts. *nervous breathing*

Why am I so nervous??? It's just school, right...I mean I did college for four years already...Grad school the same thing I just won't be going to class with a hangover wearing my boxers and a sweatshirt this time...right?!?!

I really haven't accomplished much of anything today...made several posts and my headache is beginning to whither a bit, guess that's something...

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I guess I am just link and/or post happy today...here is another one. A friend sent this to me today and I thought it worthy of posting...

On other notes...I just returned from lunch! Sushi...mmm mmm!!! EJ told me I shoud use "Sushi Slut" as a domain name if no one else has it already - that was the nickname that Elaine has decided fits me!! But I heard from a little birdie that EJ himself was going for Sushi at lunchtime today, too!!

One of the girls here at work who always accompanies me for sushi talked about taking a leisure learning class for sushi...if I wasn't starting school this semester I just might have to go in on this with her...hell, I still might decide to take a class with her!!! We sat at the bar today for the first time and actually watched "King Fish" himself make sushi...he gave us a few pointers and a few samples! From now on when we venture out for sushi we'll be sitting at the bar...they love to talk to the "brewteful ladies..."!!!

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