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Well, I had quite a productive lunch!!! I made it out to Hancock's Fabrics and picked up mother's birthday present!! I think we are going to give it to her on Saturday! She is going to love it! Her birthday is the same day as Texas' Independence Day... Elaine and I had a good evening yestarday! We went to dinner at Niko Niko's (my favorite place for dolmas) and then went to Dolce Freddo for dessert...yummy! I had coconut!!! Then we stopped at Target to pick up some things and stalked Elaine's prospective new home!! It is really nice and in a great neighborhood!!! It is small enough to be personable and is gated and so nice!!! It is its own little community within the city!!!! I really liked it! Then we went back to the house to watch Rushmore, after which I immediately crashed!!! All in all we had a really great evening together!!!! Just a girls' night...thanks Elaine!!
Would like to send a happy birthday to my friend Karen... Happy Birthday to you... Happy Birthday to you... Happy Birthday dear Karen... Happy Birthday to you...
Well, another week is almost over! Tonight I will get to see my shows again, though...now that the Olympics are over. The only night that I ever really watch television is on Thursday for Friends and Will and Grace! Otherwise during the week I just flip between the movie channels, TLC, and The Discovery Channel. Saturday is my mother’s birthday. My siblings and I are all going in together to buy her present... Okay, I was just interrupted by two of the guys from auditing...and they really IRRITATED me...one of them comes to me often for help in searching for location numbers and such for our platforms and wells offshore...and he is really pretty nice! The other came to me for help, I gave him my information and then he proceded to argue every fact I was giving him!! Why the hell do you come to me for help if you think you already no the answer...and then get smug with me if the facts I give you contradict what I believe to be true??? People can just be plain rude sometimes an…
Well, I have really slacked on updating...but things have just been so busy around here I haven’t sat down in front of my computer long enough to do much! Work has been pretty hectic and near the end of the month things always get even more crazy around here. Last week in Lafayette was fun and adventurous and then yesterday two of the girls from that office were here b/c we had meetings in The Woodlands all day for meetings...so now I am starting to miss them b/c I have been with them for over a week!!! I am leaving early today b/c I have another appointment with the doctor...getting test results, finally! I think the agony of waiting for test results are worse than any symptoms of your illness! Oh...I forgot to bitch about my camera!!!! The screen on my digital camera went out on me...don’t know why...nothing happened to it...I just picked it up to use it the other day and the screen was blank...just white light!!!! I had bought the warranty on it so I took it back and they ga…
I couldn't resist this one...I'm a fan of Disney!
So sorry...I have been out of town for a while and it has been hard to find the time to update! Well, I made it back to Houston Friday night and met up with everyone for pool and dinner...Saturday and Sunday were spent doing things for my niece's wedding. She had her first shower on Sunday, which went very well!!! Now I also need to catch up on other blog reading as well as update my own!! So be patient with me!! Lafayette was quite a productive trip! We got a lot of work done and also managed to have a lot of fun in the process! Those Cajuns never let work interfere with their play time! For example...while at the restaurant, one of my co-workers asked for a to-go cup for her drink!!!!!! This blew my mind!!! I couldn't believe they could do this! Not only that, but they have drive-thru for drinks as well!!!! Whew...to live in Louisiana! Don't think I could do it...I would be dead in a week!!
I made it to Lafayette safe and sound...although there were definite attempts to the contrary!! First there were mechanical issues on the plane...then the crew had disappeared somewhere b/c they thought it would take longer to repair these mechanical problems...then we finally are able to board the plane, albeit an hour late...we then proceed to taxi the run-way for another 45 minutes...so at 7:05 PM the 5:20 PM flight is finally airborn!!! Now that we are up in the air the weather decides it is its turn to try to stop us...I felt like I was being thrown around on a one-hundred year old wooden roller coaster...ugh!!! Around 8:00 PM we touched down in Lafayette and I found my rental car as well as my luggage with great ease...I only hope my work here resembles the aftermath of my flight and not the flight itself!!!
Another Monday... My weekend was good! Friday my cousin and I drove up to East Texas and I got to see all my babies (nieces and nephews...and great nieces and nephews!!) We just spent the one night...and drove back to Houston on Saturday evening. We didn't get back until around ten and I was so tired...my mother and I watched the Olympics a little bit...curling...have you ever watched this sport??? Can you call it a sport??? I think Hailey and I could take on these people...it is SHUFFLEBOARD people...just on a really, really, REALLY, big scale!! I don't understand why this is an Olympics sport...that and trampoline...okay, well, I am too tired to get into it... Sunday I went to church with mother...they had a concert that I thoroughly enjoyed! I am not as much of a country fan as I used to be, but I liked these guys! Afterwards, we came home and started lunch. My sister and niece arrived shortly to start working on favors for the wedding, this was followed by the arriva…
I am ELMO.
I'm cute, cute, as a button!


Which Sesame Street Character Are You?You are ELMO. You are cute, and everyone loves you. You are a best friend that no one takes the chance of losing. You never hurt feelings and seldom have your own feelings hurt. Life is a breeze. You are witty and calm most of the time. Just keep clear of backstabbers, and you are worry-free.
heeheeheehahahahohoho...this had me holding my side... ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ What a day...we've been cleaning today, getting ready for our move to the new office...only 36 days to go!!! Tonight my cousin is coming in and we are going to Broaddus to do some wedding planning and preparing with my niece whose wedding is in April...and going to spend some time with my grandmother and my great-niece who is going to come down with my other niece...so, in a nutshell, I am doing the family thang this weekend!!! It will be good to spend time with them...and my cousin is going to bring her youngest along as well...he is so adorable...we'll have a lot of fun!! I will miss everyone tonight...but I am sure there will be plenty more Friday nights playing pool with the group!!
I am sure most of you have seen this before, but a friend and co-worker sent it to me this afternoon and I thought it was worthy of posting. I have noticed my posts have been quite touchy-feely lately...Elaine, I think we need to do something about this!! Facts on Figures: There are 3 billion women who don’t look like supermodels and only eight who do. Marilyn Monroe wore a size 14. If Barbie was a real woman, she’d have to walk on all fours due to her proportions. The average woman weighs 144 lb. and wears between a 12-14. One out of every four college aged women has an eating! disorder. The models in the magazines are airbrushed—not perfect! A psychological study in 1995 found that three minutes spent looking at a fashion magazine caused 70% of women to feel depressed, guilty, and shameful. Models twenty years ago weighed 8% less than the average woman. Today they weigh 23% less. ~Beauty of a Woman~ The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, The figure she…
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!!
Well, I have managed to get very little work done today. I came in and worked out this morning...ran over a little bit actually so I didn't get to my desk until a little bit after eight. From there my day progressed as follows: 8:15 - 10:34: I worked on my blog template and the comments for ...doing NO work actually... 10:34: I left work for a doctor's appointment...where I only had a ten to fifteen minute wait...woohoo...and all in all was only gone a couple of hours... 12:35: Returned to work...and ate lunch...did a little work... 2:23 - 3:30: I headed downstairs to the third floor for a management review meeting to get an AFE signed...and then they didn't even sign the AFE...so I sat there for an hour when they decided to redo some numbers... So, I finally return to my desk and get a little work done...but I don't plan on working late tonight so I guess the rest will have to wait until tomorrow...darn!! Bad work ethic??? No, just too much running around …
Oh, what fun there is to be had with this one... As VD (Valentine's Day) is drawing ever so near...it is good that we have little games to amuse ourselves with!! This link will let you make your own Conversation Hearts for the season of Luuuvvvv!!! Let's see what kind of original hearts we can come up with!!!!
link courtesy of No/w/here...
Well, some might say that I caved to the constant badgering by Elaine to change my template, but what really happened is...well, I really don't know, but I lost my template...and while I had it saved, since I was going to have to partially rebuild anyway, I just decided to start with a new one. There are still some things that don't fit quite right, but I'm working to get that corrected... So, in the meantime, tell me what you think...improvement? or you didn't really give a shit either way?
Last night was our traditional gathering at Barney's to play pool followed by dinner at Kirin's and then it was off to Ashbury's to test another sampling of their Love Potion No. 9. I had mine non-alcoholic this time...I have decided to eliminate alcohol one hundred percent from my diet (which Kenny was kind enough to rib me for)!!! I have decided that is a major factor in the massive headaches that I continue to have. Even though I really only drink maybe one night a week (Friday nights when we go out to play pool) if I even have one drink the next day I am suffering from a terrible sick headache that lasts all day with me...hence the decision not to drink anymore...it really isn't much to give up since I hardly drink anyway...which is contrary to any knowledge of me from people who knew me in high school or college... We had a really good time, though. One of my friends and coworkers, Kim, joined us at Barney's for a brief time, but wasn't able to stay ver…
"Most people are piƱatas of stupidity...if you beat them enough bad ideas fall out..." words of enlightenment attributable to File13 So the first meeting of the H-Town Bloggers was an adventure...although everyone wasn't able to be there it was a good group. The above link (pics) is a link to the album from our gathering...please puruse and leave comments if you so desire!!! Thanks to everyone who was able to show up...I really enjoyed getting to know you all and look forward to future happy hours!!
*sigh* what a morning... I barely had time to sign onto my computer this morning when we had to head out for a meeting that lasted until 12:45... It was a productive meeting and we did get lunch out of it so I shouldn’t really complain too much, but staring at overhead projections for five hours tends to make your eyes start to cross!! Well, tonight is the first happy hour of the H-Town Bloggers...not everyone is going to be able to make it unfortunately, but one of our members who doesn’t actually live in Houston, but in London (he calls Houston home, though) is in town right now...so we thought we should go ahead with tonight’s plan. Tomorrow I will post pics and stories, as I am sure everyone else is planning on doing!! I am looking forward to meeting everyone...ironically the wife of one of the members is an employee here at APC with me...we’ve never met, though...only emailed one another! I am sure one of these days we will have the opportunity! It is so beautiful outsi…
Okay...my organizational skills, or lack thereof I should say, has me in a bind again...I CAN’T FIND MY GLASSES!!! For once it isn’t that they are laying on the bar and I just walked right passed them without picking them up...they are finally lost for real. If I am not forgetting my glasses then I am forgetting my ID tag for work...sheesh!! The ID tag I can get around without...I just borrow someone’s when I need to journey to another floor of the building...but my glasses are another story. The headache will start slight...a dull pain behind my eyeballs...then they begin to feel as if they are crossing...then the pain slowly begins to heighten...then the nausea sets in...then I might as well detach my head from my body b/c there is nothing that can be done at that point... Maybe I should get one of those chains that old ladies wear around their necks to keep track of their glasses...how do you think that would look??? But back to last night...after work yesterday I had an a…
OMG, my friends were right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hee hee
What Psych-Ward do you belong to? link thanks to: Sick Side
Since this story was in the news today I thought this would be a good opportunity to remember some of our peers...although I didn’t attend Texas A&M University, I still feel a connection being that the tragedy in 1999 occurred so close to home and at an event that I had the privilege to attend on several occasions with friends and family that did attend the university. Also b/c some of my readers are in fact alumni of TAMU...I hope this is well received by all.
Yucky weather outside today... You know, the best memory I have of a day like today is from college...although, the torrents of rain falling on that day surpassed what is going on here in Houston by far... I don’t recall the day of the week, but I didn’t have class, nor did I have to go to work...but I do know that the rain was coming down so hard and it was so dark outside...so I made out the sofa bed, popped up a big bowl of popcorn, made a pitcher of sweet tea, put on my softest t-shirt and boxers, crawled under the sheets and proceeded to watch five hours of Gulliver’s Travels, the 1996 version with Ted Danson. It was such a wonderful afternoon...so comfortable and peaceful...behind the drawn curtains I could hear the rain beating on the windows...I felt like I was inside some safe cocoon and that I would never have to face the outside again... Did you ever have such a wonderfully peaceful day like that??? Every time the rain and nasty weather comes now I think of that d…
Ikea to browse around for a while...then had Chinese for lunch!! Afterwards Kenny returned home and Elaine, Robert, and I took off to Galveston for Mardi Gras. We had a wonderful time... Sunday I went back to Elaine's and again with Robert and Kenny we went out for another outing! This time our destination was Cirque du SoleilDralion!!! We really had a wonderful time and then headed to Houston's Restaurant for dinner!!! What a great weekend...thanks guys!!!!!