Okay...there is a process going on which frees me for about 4.35 minutes...so I thought I would take that time to give a quick update about the weekend, which was great...but I'll get to that!!!
Friday night I went down to Kemah and had dinner at Landry's on the boardwalk to celebrate my niece's b'day! Saturday we headed to Galveston to Moody Gardens...had sushi at a place recommended by a friend (two thumbs up Daniel)...walked barefoot on the beach for a while...then headed to the Strand to spend the rest of the evening having great conversation at an Irish Pub we found!!! I think my head hit the pillow around 5 AM...so worth it, though!! Sunday morning came early, but I made it up and to church and then went to Sherry and EJ's for Brendan's b'day party!
It was a great weekend, but Sunday afternoon I just collapsed!!! Whew...ready to do it again!?!?!?
OKay...I think my time is going to be up shortly and I'll have to get back to work, so I…
Hmm...regarding the comments in the entry below...it is apparent that this entry should have been presented as a rhetorical question!!! As stated in my comment, I blog what I am thinking about and this statement was simply what I was thinking about at that time!
Feedback time: Why do you blog???
A while back I was at a Happy Hour with co-workers and friends. While there I was introduced to a-friend-of-a-friend...you've met those people, right!? Well, through the course of introductions and conversations, the fact that I blog was brought up. Not being blog savvy, this gentlemen asked me to explain exactly what it was...and I did. He listened quietly for a moment and then remarked, "Isn't having a blog kinda like someone who calls out their own name during sex?"...I was...well...speachless to be honest! I was so floored by the remark I really didn't have a good answer at the time and it was actually a rather comical statement, so I just laughed. The subject wasn't brought up again!!!
So, tell me why you blog. What do you like about it???
Bush: "Saddam, are you available in October? That's the earliest time I have available to invade?? Here is what I had in mind..."
...Under one scenario being discussed at the Pentagon, a force of 250,000 to 300,000 U.S. troops would invade Iraq and overthrow Hussein, backed by massive airstrikes. Turkey, Kuwait and Qatar have indicated they would allow their territory to be used for an attack.
Okay, maybe I am just not as educated in military tactics as others, but isn't the element of surprise usually a factor for such things or am I completely off base here??
I am so tired!!! We had a really late night last night! Tonight is going to be even later, b/c I am driving ALL THE WAY down to Kemah to have dinner with friends to celebrate my niece's 25 birthday, which is tomorrow!! Ugh...it's going to be a helluva drive!! I got some artwork last night that I am really proud of!! It is so beautiful...I am going to do some minor modifications as far as placement goes, but once everything is perfect I'll post some pictures!!
Tomorrow: Galveston, Moody Gardens, greatfriends, and me!!! Yep, we're taking a field trip down to the island tomorrow and I am ready! I haven't been to Moody Gardens in a couple of years so this will be a treat! Elaine's hubby is going to be there as well and then afterwards another friend that lives on the island will probably join us for dinner! Yay!! Looking forward to a good weekend!
So, I'm driving into work this morning listening to NPR, as I do every morning, and this story is on. I listened with great interest and would even consider buying the book the boy has written, maybe more out of curiosity than for the expansion of my literary horizon, but at the end of the coverage I am conflicted. Did his writing really warrant being pushed to the top of a pile of manuscripts that are to be read by a publisher, or did this cause another literary genius to be lost in the shuffle b/c of privileged teenager's connections? Don't get me wrong, I am all about using the resources that you have at your disposal for personal growth and development, but was this a case of using those resources at a cost to someone else? Regardless, the boy is going to be attending Harvard in the upcoming fall and I'm sure his writing will fall on even more critical eyes...who knows he could go on to become one of the best selling authors of his generation!!! In that case, I wou…
This seemed fitting this morning...especially when I came in and saw what our own stocks (APC) were at.
(I had the pic itself posted, but I guess it was too big for my template b/c it made all my lines off-center)
Been a few days, huh...again??? Well, if you noticed then that means I was missed :) and if you didn't then there was no bother!!! It's been an eventful weekend. I found a townhome that I am interested in and yesterday I made an offer. First step - very nervous, but I am excited, too. Afterwards I met up with a friend for coffee and then went downtown with Elaine and her friend who now lives in London, but was in for the weekend. So, we had a girls' night out...which was fun!! We took a few pics yesterday and I am sure Elaine will have them posted later so I'll link to them when she gets them up.
Friday night was my first regular Friday in a while. Lately I have been so busy that on Fridays I haven't been able to meet up with everyone like I ususally do. Last Friday I was able to see them for a short time and then had to leave...so this Friday was especially nice for me. We met up and played pool and then gathered at Elaine's to regroup and carpool before he…
**Making an attempt to get back on track with posting**
Well, we got the family to the airport this morning! Wish I had more vacation time so that I could have joined them, but I used most of it up back in May. Hey, I'm not complaining - I got a trip to Egypt and they didn't so it's all good! I can't wait to see their pics, though! Dad bought a new digital for himself just for this trip! Their are eight of them going so I know they will have a wonderful time!
In the meantime I will have my two teenage nephews staying with me. Wow!! This is going to be interesting! They are both very good boys so I really don't see it being a problem. They'll sleep half the day I'm sure!!!!! This weekend I will also have my teenage niece, though...so it is going to be a house-full!! We'll have a good time, too I'm sure!!
In other news: The house hunting is still going. I am taking the long term approach. I want to put a little bit more money aside...so I am…
Yeah, I know it's been a while since I posted last...things have just been so busy. I have been having class a couple nights a week and then we had the fourth off and I was busy running around for that, then I went out of town with friends (and had a GREAT weekend btw) and then it was back to work and class! Tomorrow night is my last class, though...
I'll get back in the groove sooner or later...just not right now!
One of my favorite writers is a sports writer. I haven't "read" anything he has written b/c he writes for Sports Illustrated and even though I enjoy reading this magazine, I don't pick it up that often...though I might just to start reading his articles on a more regular basis. So how can be a favorite if I haven't read anything he has written??? Because I listen to him every Wednesday morning on NPR. Although most of his articles are about sports, obviously, which I like b/c I have always been athletic and interested in sports, some of his articles deal with other issues. He is really very eloquent along with being a good writer...he presents it audibly very well.
I don't really read my horoscope on a regular basis, but this one was pretty good for today!!
Just when you thought everything was going perfectly smooth and fine, someone sets off a bomb in the middle of your path, dear Virgo. Don't get discouraged by what seems to be a hopeless situation. There is an important lesson that you may need to discover today that has to do with the importance of looking at the big picture. See conflict as an opportunity to expand your mind, rather than a force you need to fight.