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Halloween

My neighbors really got into Halloween this year!!!
HAPPYHALLOWEEN

Self-Portrait

I took this last week when I was sick and submitted it to Picture Yourself...

Self-Portrait

I took this last week when I was sick and submitted it to Picture Yourself...



10.31.02

HAPPYHALLOWEEN

10.31.02

HAPPYHALLOWEEN

Halloween

My neighbors really got into Halloween this year!!!



HAPPYHALLOWEEN

The seasons are actually changing in Houston...

Yay!!! This weekend is actually going to be like fall weather here!!! Houston is know for only having two seasons...summer (which usually lasts six months) and a soggy, wet season! We have definitely been experiencing the soggy, wet season the last couple of weeks, but today it is so beautiful outside! There is blue sky, puffy white clouds, and SUNSHINE!! Gloriously gorgeous!! Even though I like fall and winter...I don't like the gray skies that are present through much of our fall/winter seasons. When the sun is out and the seasons are changing East Texas and the Houston area really has beautiful colors...these are the days when working outside is much more preferable than sitting at my desk!!!

Fruits and Veggies

1. Apples or pears? Apples 2. Oranges or grapefruit? Grapefruit 3. Broccoli or cauliflower? Oh, this is a hard one...I love both, raw and cooked 4. Green beans or lima beans? Lima beans...I love lima beans 5. Winter or summer squash? I don't know the difference, but I like all squash 6. Blueberries or strawberries? Mmmm...berries, if I have to choose I'll go with strawberries 7. Tomatoes or potatoes? Tomatoes if they are vine ripe...otherwise potatoes 8. Peaches or plums? Plums 9. Peas or carrots? Peas 10. Asparagus or corn? Asparagus

Fruits and Veggies

1. Apples or pears? Apples
2. Oranges or grapefruit? Grapefruit
3. Broccoli or cauliflower? Oh, this is a hard one...I love both, raw and cooked
4. Green beans or lima beans? Lima beans...I love lima beans
5. Winter or summer squash? I don't know the difference, but I like all squash
6. Blueberries or strawberries? Mmmm...berries, if I have to choose I'll go with strawberries
7. Tomatoes or potatoes? Tomatoes if they are vine ripe...otherwise potatoes
8. Peaches or plums? Plums
9. Peas or carrots? Peas
10. Asparagus or corn? Asparagus

The seasons are actually changing in Houston...

Yay!!! This weekend is actually going to be like fall weather here!!! Houston is know for only having two seasons...summer (which usually lasts six months) and a soggy, wet season! We have definitely been experiencing the soggy, wet season the last couple of weeks, but today it is so beautiful outside! There is blue sky, puffy white clouds, and SUNSHINE!! Gloriously gorgeous!! Even though I like fall and winter...I don't like the gray skies that are present through much of our fall/winter seasons. When the sun is out and the seasons are changing East Texas and the Houston area really has beautiful colors...these are the days when working outside is much more preferable than sitting at my desk!!!

Watch the roads...they're wet!

We have been watching a wreck outside on I-45. Someone apparently hydroplaned and somehow ended up facing the wrong way on the freeway and flipped up on one side. It looked pretty bad. A lot of people up here have binoculars so I borrowed a pair and watched the emergency crew work to get the driver out of the car. Now, I know that we gripe about people who rubber-neck, but watching from here isn't stopping traffic so I didn't think it would hurt. It is amazing to see what happens when someone has a wreck...and by amazing I am referring to the number of wreckers that are immediately on the scene. At one time I counted FOURTEEN wreckers at the accident site. Unbelievable! So, not only were the cars that were trying to pass slowing to see what was going on and backing up traffic, but the sheer number of wreckers speeding to get passed the cars and be the one to haul away the wrecked vehicle was also a big factor in traffic coming to a stand-still. From up here we can see quit…

Party, Party, Party, Charity Walk

Well, that about sums up the weekend! Friday night we had a pumpkin carving party, Saturday we had a house-warming party, Saturday night we had a Halloween/Costume Party, and Sunday Elaine and I participated in The Human Race!!! Whew...non-stop weekend! I needed today off to relax from my weekend off...(no, I didn't take the day off, I am at work!)

Party, Party, Party, Charity Walk

Well, that about sums up the weekend! Friday night we had a pumpkin carving party, Saturday we had a house-warming party, Saturday night we had a Halloween/Costume Party, and Sunday Elaine and I participated in The Human Race!!! Whew...non-stop weekend! I needed today off to relax from my weekend off...(no, I didn't take the day off, I am at work!)

Watch the roads...they're wet!

We have been watching a wreck outside on I-45. Someone apparently hydroplaned and somehow ended up facing the wrong way on the freeway and flipped up on one side. It looked pretty bad. A lot of people up here have binoculars so I borrowed a pair and watched the emergency crew work to get the driver out of the car.

Now, I know that we gripe about people who rubber-neck, but watching from here isn't stopping traffic so I didn't think it would hurt. It is amazing to see what happens when someone has a wreck...and by amazing I am referring to the number of wreckers that are immediately on the scene. At one time I counted FOURTEEN wreckers at the accident site. Unbelievable! So, not only were the cars that were trying to pass slowing to see what was going on and backing up traffic, but the sheer number of wreckers speeding to get passed the cars and be the one to haul away the wrecked vehicle was also a big factor in traffic coming to a stand-still. From up here we can see quite a …

Thanks so much for your support!!!

Thank you so much to everyone who contributed to the Human Race.
Thanks to you I was able to meet my goal and then some!!!

Crack Dealers

It's official...my friends are crack dealers...and I am the junkie! Last night I downloaded Dreamweaver, per a friend's suggestion...okay, I was up all hours last night working on it...learning, playing!! I couldn't turn off my computer. Not until my eyelids were preventing me from seeing the computer did I finally admit that I had to go to bed. I am not used to staying up too late during the week - this may become a problem now!!

Crack Dealers

It's official...my friends are crack dealers...and I am the junkie!

Last night I downloaded Dreamweaver, per a friend's suggestion...okay, I was up all hours last night working on it...learning, playing!! I couldn't turn off my computer. Not until my eyelids were preventing me from seeing the computer did I finally admit that I had to go to bed. I am not used to staying up too late during the week - this may become a problem now!!

Crack Dealers

It's official...my friends are crack dealers...and I am the junkie!

Last night I downloaded Dreamweaver, per a friend's suggestion...okay, I was up all hours last night working on it...learning, playing!! I couldn't turn off my computer. Not until my eyelids were preventing me from seeing the computer did I finally admit that I had to go to bed. I am not used to staying up too late during the week - this may become a problem now!!

Thanks so much for your support!

Thank you so much to everyone who contributed to the Human Race.
Thanks to you I was able to meet my goal and then some!!!

Shadows

I took these pics while on our last trip to Egypt and thought they would be more inspiring for my Theme Thursday pics...especially since it is so dreary and yucky in Houston today!!

Finally

Well, things appear to be back up and running! Not a big deal...just irritating! It is another dreary looking day outside my window. Yesterday it cleared up in the afternoon. I hope it does today, too! There is so much going on this weekend and I am not ready for all of it! Yesterday I finally started to get things done...a friend is in town so he and I had dinner last night and then I drug him shopping with me for Pumpkins (Pumpkin carving party Friday night) and for elements of my costume (Halloween party Saturday night after a housewarming party that afternoon). Nope! I am not going to reveal my outfit! You'll just have to wait until the pictures get posted!! And speaking of pics - my Theme Thursday won't be up until later tonight. That was something I didn't get to last night...but I will tonight!

Shadows

I took these pics while on our last trip to Egypt and thought they would be more inspiring for my Theme Thursday pics...especially since it is so dreary and yucky in Houston today!!



#$%^#@#$@^

And any other colorful words I can think of! My web-hosting site is down. Damnit! So, in the next few hours things make get a little hairy around here, but hopefully it is only temporary and things will be back to normal soon!

100 Things

Well, I have jumped on the bandwagon and written up 100 Things about myself. I am not going to say 100 interesting things b/c you might not find all these facts to be mind-blowing! Nonetheless, I have put these facts out there for the world to see!! So, without further ado, here is 100 Things about me!

TV Shows

The Cosby Show or A Different World? The Cosby Show....of course Happy Days or Joanie Loves Chachi? Happy Days...I never watched Joanie Loves Chachi Cheers or Frasier? While I really liked Cheers, Frasier is still preferred Beverly Hills, 90210 or Melrose Place? Never really watched either one much Real World or Road Rules? I think I would have to go with Road Rules...it seemed to have more of a purpose Law & Order: SVU or CIS? I don't watch either The Osbournes or The Anna Nicole Show? While I haven't seen an episode of The Osbournes yet, I think I would have to choose it over Anna any day Diff'rent Strokes or The Facts of Life? Facts of Life VeggieTales or 321 Penguins!? I haven't seen either, but my best friend has a little plush figure from Veggie Tales that is so adorable, so I would have to choose Veggie Tales Degrassi or Degrassi: the Next Generation? Don't have a clue...

Relaxation

"There is a huge difference between active relaxation and passive relaxation. Active relaxation refreshes and restores the mind. It keeps it flexible and toned for thinking. Great thinkers have known this secret for a long time. Winston Churchill used to paint to relax. Albert Einstein played the violin. They could relax one part of the brain while stimulating another. When they returned to workaday pursuits they were fresher and sharper than ever." - Steve Chandler, Author When I was in college I was an art minor...and I loved it. I often wished that I had majored in Art and minored in Business instead...but now am thankful it was the other way around (I was rather humbled in my ability when I saw the work of those majoring in art). I used to spend hours and hours in the graphics lab after classes working on projects. One of my good friends and I would find ourselves in the lab until the early hours of the morning and it never felt like studying...it was so re…

THERE'S A NEW BABY ON THE WAY!!

Congratulations to Melanie who has just found out she is going to have her first baby!!!!

The Human Race

I just wanted to put out a reminder that the Walk for the Human Race is only a week away and thus far I haven't reached my goal...I am, however, 43% of the way there!! With your help I can reach my goal 100%!! I have a button linked to my plegde page for easy online contributions! Again, thank you for any support you can give to help fight prejudice in our city!!

Hooray for Drugs!!

After a few days my drugs have finally started working (taking this & this) and I am beginning to feel so much better!!! Another day and all will be well!! Yay! Last night I had so many dreams and I woke up several times during the night thinking about them, but when I finally woke to actually get out of bed and come to work I couldn't remember anything that I dreamed last night. I like to be able to recall my escapades of slumber. When I can't remember I feel like I have lost something. When I was little I used to have the same nightmare all the time. I am almost embarrassed to say what it was about, but I will. It was about the Mona Lisa, well not entirely, but she was a big part and the only part that I could relate to reality. Go ahead, laugh!! I put myself out there, but it's true. Why the Mona Lisa? Hell, I don't know...I was a kid, she looked scary back then. Don't try to analyze it...it was just a kid's nightmare, but I had it so often that I was…

Strange happenings...

Okay, I'm still sick...and again, I'm at work! I can't hear today! Everything sounds so muffled... Anyway, parents are strange...yesterday before I left work I called to talk to my mother. C'mon when you're sick don't you want maternal sympathy -WELL YOU WON'T GET IT FROM MY MOTHER!!! Granted she'll tell me what medicine to take, but it's like, "Take the medicine, get well, and get back to work." As I stated before, she was a nurse so she is rather nonchalant when it comes to illness. Regardless I still would feel better when I'm sick if she is around...or at least on the phone. (Yeah, I'm close to her...) So, around 4:30 I decided I can't take anymore, shut down my computer, and leave the office behind for my pajamas, my couch, and plenty of warm blankets...I was freezing! So, about 5:30 my phone rings. Me: "Hello" - in my most pathetic sounding voice. Dad: "Do you have any coffee made?" Me: "…

Theme Thursday

"What's the Silliest Thing You Own..." This Theme took a little time to figure out, but as soon as I saw this pen I decided it had to be the silliest thing in my possession!! We had "bring-your-kid-to-work day" a while back and since I don't have any children a couple friends and I hung out with some of our co-workers' children! They were a lot of fun and b/c I was with them I got a goodie bag - one of the things in the bag was this pen with our logo on the side!

Ugh...

Yes, I'm still sick, but damnit I am at work. I have taken a decongestant and am sucking on cough drops. Beware those of you who might give me grief, b/c today I might just lash out...**cough cough**...and I won't be held responsible for my actions. Why didn't I stay in bed? Because I had a meeting this morning at eight o'clock, which I made on time, thank you very much. Am I going to hang out here the rest of the day...more than likely. I'm not a good patient and probably wouldn't stay in bed anyway, so I might as well stay here and be partially productive. At least up here I have a view of the beautiful weather outside and of downtown Houston!

Cough Cough

Yeah, that's right...I think I'm getting sick. And tonight I learned a good lesson. You shouldn't eat your favorite foods when you're catching a cold. It makes the food taste badly and you don't want to have a memory of your favorite foods not tasting rightl. (Steven Tyler and Pink are singing a duet on the VH1 Fashion Awards - this is the first time I have seen them together since I found out they were a couple.) Anyway...back to my dinner experience - everyone knows sushi is my favorite meal. Well, tonight after I worked out I came home, showered, dressed, twisted my still partially wet hair up, grabbed something to read, and headed for the sushi restaurant to enjoy a good meal...wrong. When you're sick (or getting sick) nothing tastes like it should, but I ate what I could and with the waitresses suggestion took the rest with me. I don't like to take sushi home b/c that's just something that should be eaten fresh, but she told me that it could…

Some things are just too cute...

Tee Hee... Once when I was in college I went shopping at the mall with a friend of mine. We ended up in the toy store...I don't remember which one. We wondered up and down all the aisles, played with various toys, found toys that we had played with as kids, and then I found the cutest baby doll I have ever seen! Growing up I had a hammock hanging in one corner of my room and it was filled with stuffed animals. I had a huge collection of them and those that know me today know that I have a couple that still hang out on my bed! This particular baby doll that I found at the toy store was tiny. It just fit inside two hands and had on a little dress, but it wasn't her appearance that was so cute. She had a voice...a laugh actually. And when you squeezed her the cutest sound of a child's laughter came out of her! It was so adorable and I wanted to buy the doll so badly. Thinking back I can't remember why I didn't buy it...the friend that was with me was my best fr…

Problems with Fotki.com

Hmmm...a while back Fotki was down due to maintenance. Well, it seems they had lost all their files (or something of that nature) and were working on retrieving these files, BUT once they did I realized the addresses on these pics that I had linked on my site...had changed. Tsk, Tsk, Tsk...just busy work, but if you see a broken link it is most probably b/c of this issue! In other news: It is absolutely gorgeous weather outside today! I actually wore my jacket into the office today and again saw my breath this morning b/c it was so chilly! This weather is so invigorating and makes me wish I worked out there instead of in here...okay, well I really prefer to be indoors in Houston since we only see great weather a total of maybe five days a year. The other three hundred and sixty days it is total hell out there! (But really I'm not complaining...)
This-or-That TuesdayVacations: 1. DisneyLand or DisneyWorld? - Hmmm, I've been to both and like the scenery in California, but I'm going to still have to go with DisneyWorld 2. Amusement park or Themed park? - Definitely Amusement Park, I love the rides!! 3. Seashore or Mountains? - Mountains 4. Hotel/Motel or rental house? - Hotel...you don't get room service when you rent out a place. 5. Guided tour or aimless meandering? - Usuallly aimless meandering (although I read up first to know where I want to go), but there are times when a guided tour is a benefit. 6. Drive or Fly or Boat? - Fly, I don't like to waste time in transit. 7. Close or far away from home? - Far away 8. Daytrip or by the week? - By the week. 9. Camping in a tent or the Holiday Inn? - Holiday Inn...camping is a whole other vacation. 10. Rent a car or drive your own? - Rental, b/c I don't like to drive a long way to GET to my vacation...I'll fly and then get a car there!

Getting back to my roots...

Can you guess what this creature is!?!? OKay, so I wasn't raised on a farm, but was raised in a farming town!! And this weekend I got to see the local wildlife up close and personal. I also got to see Parker this weekend. He is always such a happy baby!!! The weekend was good...a lot of time spent with family and friends...and dancing! After spending the day at my aunt and uncle's new home (Open House) with all the family, I went out to one of the places we used to frequent during college with friends! Mel McDaniel was there on Saturday night so there was a big crowd. It's fun to go back and see people you haven't seen in a long...and meet some new ones ;) Sunday was a long day...mainly b/c it started the night before I guess. I think that will have to suffice as my yearly "wild night out"!! OH - the weather was wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Weekend's Over

Well, I had a great weekend...and interesting! But I'm tired...so I'm going to go to bed. I did put a lot of new pics in MY ALBUMS, though! Sorry for the short post, I just can't stay up any later! Must...have...sleep... Later.

Party Preparations

Oh...today is going to be interesting! Tomorrow is the bachelorette party for a friend from work that I am unfortunately going to have to miss, so instead, I am going shopping for party gifts/favors for the event with another friend during lunch today!! Out in this neck of the woods you don't find too many "stores" for these sort of items...as a matter of fact to my knowledge there is only one. Okay, there you go...I posted a fun...er I mean...dirty link!!! My fans should be proud! So, what are we looking for?? Hmmm...item number one: a phallic-shaped cake pan! Don't think Wilton keeps that one in stock! I was thinking "little ken doll on a bear-skin rug" type of cake...but that wasn't what party planners had in mind, so we're off to hunt for a more memorable cake pan!! Should be rather interesting. Other items to buy?? Well, I think we are just going to go and see what is in stock! Our bride to be is on the more conservative side, but I think she h…

Disney Quiz

Which Disney Princess are you?You are one of the first Disney princesses to stand up for her rights as a woman. While you may NOT be a prize to be won, you are still quite the hottie, especially in that red harem girl outfit. Even when things may not seem the best at home, try to remember that running away from your problems solves little. You are easily tricked and manipulated, both by your enemies and people who love you. You have a special fondness for tigers. (quiz thanks to Kymberlie)

Technology

Yay for me! I finally got on board with Theme Thursday! I've been wanting to for a while, but being the procrastinator that I am...well, I'm here now! That's what is important!!   The first thing I thought of when I saw this theme was my computer...of course! Rather a cliche' I guess, but technology is what we use everyday to make these blogs possible anyway...so why not give credit where credit is due!!

Old Friends...

I got a call around 8 to come out to Hooters and meet some friends. I had come home from the gym and just lounged for a bit (and wrote my short little rant)...still hadn't showered, so I jumped in quickly and met them for about an hour. Then came home to surf/blog/read and saw that an old friend was online. We haven't talked in forever, but I sent her an IM and we ended up talking for a couple hours!! It was great to catch-up and talk. We were best friends in school, but she moved away and we didn't get to see one another as much. She is a wife now and mommy to two beautiful kids! Through talking to her, I found out another HS friend (and my first kiss) had been asking about me. I thought I would try to find him and catch up - she gave him my number, but I haven't heard from him. It is always so great to see people you haven't seen in a long time and see what they have been doing with their lives! I actually blogged about him a while back...on a post about my f…

Do People Disappoint You?

Have you ever had high expectations of someone...and then they turned around and act in the complete opposite manner you would have imagined? Or is it just that your imagination??? Are you not giving the person the benefit of the doubt. I always try to be patient with people, but I find myself jumping to conclusions about people and their actions. When you say you are going to do something...do it. When you say you are going to be somewhwere...be there. It's pretty simple...and if you have a very good reason why you cannot meet these two expectations...then DAMNIT at least have the decency not to leave the person hanging. Call/Write or something and tell them..."Sorry, can't follow through b/c #$^%%^&%*&"...c'mon people, it's called respect!!! Learn about it! Okay, that's enough of my rant for now...on to cheerier things!!! Bull Durham is on tonight. On of Kevin'scuter movies!!! And a fun one, too! I like baseball movies, I guess b/c…

THE HUMAN RACE:

I hope everyone noticed the Please Sponsor Me addition to my blog!!! I am going to be participating in this year's Human Race and would appreciate all the support I can get. This is my second year to do this...Elaine introduced me to this last year and we will be walking (running if I can convince her) together again this year! So, please do what you can - Elaine also has a link on her blog so that you can sponsor her as well. Thanks in advance for your support.
Hmmm...a most interesting (and time wasting) quiz:
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This-or-That TuesdayThe magic of Disney! 1. Heroines: Ariel (Little Mermaid) or Belle (Beauty & the Beast)? Belle 2. More heroines: Mulan or Pocahontas? Pocahontas 3. Princesses: Snow White or Cinderella?Cinderella 4. Toy Story: Buzz or Woody?Woody...Buzz was silly 5. Animals: Simba (Lion King) or Bambi?Definitely Simba 6. Naughty boys: Peter Pan or Pinocchio?Peter Pan...dude he could fly!!! 7. Sidekicks: Sebastian the Crab (Little Mermaid) or Jiminy Cricket (Pinocchio)?Sebastian...love that Caribbean jargon!! 8. Villians: Wicked Queen (Snow White) or Cruella DeVil (101 Dalmations)?Cruella 9. Classics: Goofy or Pluto?Goofy!!!!!! 10. And of course: Mickey or Donald?This one's tough, but I'm going to have to go with Donald...c'mon, who makes you laugh more!?!?

Problems with Fotki...

"Sorry, but we are in the middle of server maintenance right now. We apologize for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your kind understanding. Fotki service will be back around noon on Wednesday, October 9th." So...until then my last post isn't clear...the links are there, you just can't see the pictures!

Close Livin'

I have never lived close to work before...well, I did in college, but that wasn't real-life!! (Don't you wish, though?) So today walking back in from buying groceries I spotted my office and took these pics!! It is just so nice to be this close to work!

Yawn...

We had so much fun last night...and I'm paying today. I'm so tired. Today though I will get my oil changed. I didn't get it done yesterday...I also have to go grocery shoppig today. Interview with a Vampire is on this morning. I haven't seen this movie in such a long time. It would be easy after last night to simply lie here on the couch and finish watching it! I'm such a procastinator. I'm also taking Defensive Driving Online that I have to finish this week. Tomorrow we're going to mother's to have my sister's birthday dinner and the rest of the week I think there is something going on so I think I'll bully through and complete it tonight. They are at the scene in the movie where Tom Cruise turns Kristen Durnst into a vampire. I remember reading these books in HS. One of my classmates read the entire set of Vampire Chronicles, by Ann Rice. I listened to The Vampire LeStat on tape on a business trip, but I didn't enjoy it as much. I…

My Saturday

Well, let's see, the plan was to get my internet hooked up this morning - done; change my oil - not done; return things and buy jeans at the mall - not done; meet Kim (where is she) - obviously not done; come home and get ready to go out with Sean, Alice, Johnny, and whoever else is joining us tonight - still to be done. What have I been doing then? Well, got online and ended up talking to Mike for a long time, btw thanks for the conversation...and the links!!! Got my laptop set up - since it hasn't been online in quite a while it didn't have any of my favorites set up! First things first ya know!!! Fought with FrontPage (a battle I didn't win), cleaned the kitchen and bedroom, and am now doing laundry...well, writing about it while it's washing! I could still make it to the mall, but by the time I showered, washed and dryed my hair it would be after seven...do you know how many teenagers will be in the mall on a Saturday night??? No thank you... Yeah, so…

If it weren't for great friends...

Thanks Mike for all your help with correcting my template!!! It is finally looking the way it is supposed to and I'm so thankful!!!!!!!!!! We're all at Kenny and Elaine's house for movies and pizza tonight and Mike and I are hidden away working on the webring for H-Town Blogs and my template!!! Okay, mostly I'm telling him what I want and he is making it happen!!! Thanks again Mike!!!

Sushi?? Did Someone Say Sushi???

Well, the site already exists...but we would have done it better!!! This one has a quiz to see if you are a sushislut, and while I thought I would have scored higher, I only rated a 70%. Guess I need to practice a bit - and to be honest I haven't had sushi in about two weeks now. (That must be a record) This one, while slightly amusing, is more of a waste of space!!! Well, .net is still out there!!!!!

Missed Opportunities...

I don't know why I let things like this happen. I'm in a restaurant with co-workers for lunch (or shopping, running errands, out with friends...insert your own favorite scenario) when I see someone and instantly make a "connection" with them. You don't know what it is, but you and this person just can't seem to take your eyes off one another - oh, and just for the record, I don't believe in love at first site...it is just two people who seem to spark with one another. So get on with the story already!!! Okay, Okay... It's lunch-time and some co-workers and I decided to try out a new restaurant in the area. We order, are sitting and eating, having good conversation, and over the shoulder of a co-worker I suddenly make eye contact with, well, I don't know his name - another patron at the restaurant. Obviously there for his lunch break as well...and thus begins a meal of seeing one another more than those sitting at the table with us. I get up …

Apparently everybody needs a little Jish in them...

And so the evening began! We met downtown and had dinner/drinks...and great conversation, then progressed outdoors to the patio where we really got to know one another a bit better!!! Our out of town guest seemed to enjoy our group and share a common interest for the Hummer as well as for the Mercedes!!! ;) Everyone seemed to have a great time! (Pictures credited to Matt...) I didn't take my camera, but Elaine, Matt, and Kymberlie took lots of pics!! I was really tired on the drive home, but once I got inside I was wide awake. (Don't you hate it when that happens?!?!) So, I hit play on the VCR (I had taped my shows) and got out my notebook and began to write for a while. I didn't get much written b/c I kept stopping to fast forward through the commercials...finally gave up and just watched the end of the tape and then got into bed at 2 AM...only to have to wake up again at 6:00...okay, so I didn't get out of bed until 7:00, but the alarm still went off at 6:00…

Back Online...

So, I moved recently and haven't hooked up internet or phone at the house yet...to be honest I don't believe I am going to get a "land-line". I'm always on my cell anyway and people already have that number so why confuse everyone...anyway! I wanted to get a cable modem, but Charter Communications is the only provider in the area and they aren't the cheapest. I wanted to sit through at least one month of bills to see how much $$$ I was going to have left to play on...turns out plenty! Anyway, I'm at my parents and my dad tells me, "Why don't you just get a phone line and get EV1 dial-up or something like that...you spend most of your time on the computer at work anyway. You won't be on it that much at home. Save some money and then you'll have a phone line at home." (It really bothers him that I don't have one...) So, I think about this for a while and almost about to cave when today I receive a phone call on my cell phone…

The Homeless Guy...

A while back I added a link to a blog called The HomelessGuy and have been reading it pretty faithfully. Many times in reading I'll leave a comment or two, which can lead people back to my blog, or give access to my email address. About a week or so ago I received an email from a reporter at USA Today expressing an intereste in Kevin's (The HomelessGuy) blog and wondering if I would be willing to talk to her about it. At first I was a bit hesistant, b/c honestly I have had mixed emotions about Kevin. He seems so intelligent and is very articulate and capable...and well, seem capable of not being homeless. When I read his blog I don't get the image of the homeless man that lives under the overpass in downtown Houston. I mean, he goes to the symphony, he serves on several committees for the homeless, he has a family (two children), he is intelligent enough to spend time in the library and learned how to code HTML and create his own Weblog, which he spends time on daily and c…

Daily Accomplishments:

Workwise: Not-a-lot... Otherwise: Well, I worked on my blog (links and such), helped Kim get her site up and going. She has had the site for a while, but hasn't been posting b/c she didn't have it looking right, so we worked on it some...put her on a couple of webrings for exposure, added comments, a couple of contact buttons (it's a partner blog), and a few little things! Yay! Now she's up and posting! Or will be soon enough... Tomorrow is my close @ four o'clock. Am I ready? Well, ask me that tomorrow morning. I did a lot of work yesterday on my templates...most of the work. Today all I really had to do was add some coding, but I don't think (hope) that will take me long tomorrow morning and I'll be able to upload everything well before four o'clock. Which would be good...especially if I run into any problems. Sheesh! I work better under pressure, though! Those who know me know this about me...or maybe I just think that about myself!?!? **ponder…

High in the clouds...er...fog

I can't see anything out the window today...well, except for the column that is always there. I am up on the 28th floor with a window office that faces downtown and today I can't even see the street below!!!!!!! I can see the ledge below...but everything else is solid white! There is fog everywhere today! Yesterday was so terrible...I had so much work to do and had such a headache. I muddled through and was here until five working...but it wasn't pleasant! I wasn't pleasant! I still have today and tomorrow until three o'clock to finish the template that I have been working on. My plan was to go home yesterday and not move for the rest of the evening...didn't happen. I had laundry to do and dinner to cook. I bought tofu the other day at the grocery store, b/c I really enjoy it when our chef downstairs makes it...so I thought I would give it a try. Well, I think I need to experiment some more...I seasoned and stir-fried with veggies, but didn't like it. T…