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A great evening with my parents...

Today after work my parents were coming to have dinner with me since I am leaving tomorrow for LA. The plan was just to have dinner, but when I remembered that tonight was the Lighting of the Doves festivities we decided to walk over and see what was scheduled for the evening. So, they picked me up at my office and we ran home so that I could change clothes and grab my camera. We got back about fifteen minutes before things started. There were vendors from all the sponsor and singers, fireworks, dancers, performers...and they have an ice rink set up in front of the mall. We watched several ice skating groups from around town. The little kids skating were so cute! The main stage was set up on the south side of the events b/c that was were the fireworks were going to be shown as well as the lighting of the doves. I wish I had a picture of the doves, but I wasn't able to get a good one. After I get back I'll try to get a good one to post. The doves really are pretty. There …

WHOOOAAA...

I've written several times in the past about the things I see being up here on the 28th floor! Well, just now I believe the sight that is going to stick with me for a while just came and went! I see vultures a lot and so I wasn't surprised when I saw on flying up to my window. There is a little section of the building that juts out in front of my window and they tend to land there and rest a bit! Well, this one was different! He was flying in directly to my window, talons out like he was ready to grab something...as he neared my window I thought he would quickly change directions, but he didn't!!! He came directly into my window, talons beating on the window, wings flapping back and forth against the glass!!! I jumped up out of my seat and hollered for Coy (co-worker, friend, big brother)!!! Coy said he had seen him and had watched him flying in like a big gust of wind had caught him or something. It was startling and pretty cool, too!!! damn I wish I could have snappe…

Quiz Time...again

Nope, you don't have a drop of english blood in your body. In fact, you're probably American ;) Y'know that little island next to France? Y'know...Europe? No? Ohwell. We love you really - have a cucumber sandwich! How British are you?
this quiz was made by alanna (link thanks to Elaine)

Quiz Time...again

Nope, you don't have a drop of english blood in your body. In fact, you're probably American ;) Y'know that little island next to France? Y'know...Europe? No? Ohwell. We love you really - have a cucumber sandwich!
How British are you?

this quiz was made by alanna

(link thanks to Elaine)

A great evening with my parents...

Today after work my parents were coming to have dinner with me since I am leaving tomorrow for LA. The plan was just to have dinner, but when I remembered that tonight was the Lighting of the Doves festivities we decided to walk over and see what was scheduled for the evening. So, they picked me up at my office and we ran home so that I could change clothes and grab my camera. We got back about fifteen minutes before things started. There were vendors from all the sponsor and singers, fireworks, dancers, performers...and they have an ice rink set up in front of the mall. We watched several ice skating groups from around town. The little kids skating were so cute!

The main stage was set up on the south side of the events b/c that was were the fireworks were going to be shown as well as the lighting of the doves. I wish I had a picture of the doves, but I wasn't able to get a good one. After I get back I'll try to get a good one to post. The doves really are pretty. There is a…

WHOOOAAA...

I've written several times in the past about the things I see being up here on the 28th floor! Well, just now I believe the sight that is going to stick with me for a while just came and went! I see vultures a lot and so I wasn't surprised when I saw on flying up to my window. There is a little section of the building that juts out in front of my window and they tend to land there and rest a bit! Well, this one was different! He was flying in directly to my window, talons out like he was ready to grab something...as he neared my window I thought he would quickly change directions, but he didn't!!! He came directly into my window, talons beating on the window, wings flapping back and forth against the glass!!! I jumped up out of my seat and hollered for Coy (co-worker, friend, big brother)!!! Coy said he had seen him and had watched him flying in like a big gust of wind had caught him or something. It was startling and pretty cool, too!!!

damn I wish I could have snapped a …

Words for ME!

I am pretty much an optimist in every way, except about things concerning myself. Friends and endeavors and work and such, I am very open and strong, but when it comes to issues concerning my personal life I usually don't have a very good outlook and seem to become more timid and introverted. I read the following today and thought it would be a good post for myself and I am sure anyone else who experiences the same thing. "An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity; A pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity. " - Sir Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister

Potpourri - Part Two

1. Long or short hair? Long hair 2. Microwave or conventional oven? Zap it...microwave. But honestly, if I am cooking for more than myself I use the conventional oven 3. Plain or Peanut M&M's? Plain 4. "101 Dalmations"...animated or live-action version? Animated, it's what I grew up with 5. Drink out of bottle/can or pour into a glass?Glass if it came in a can, otherwise I don't mind drinking out of the bottle 6. Sunlight or moonlight? Moonlight 7. Kermit the Frog or Miss Piggy? Kermit, MP is too dramatic...I don't like drama although sometimes it seems to follow me 8. Glasses or contact lenses (or neither)? Glasses occasionally 9. Action movies or chick flicks? Mmmm...I like Action, but occassionaly fall for a chick flick 10. Toilet seat...up or down ?DOWN

Potpourri - Part Two

1. Long or short hair? Long hair
2. Microwave or conventional oven? Zap it...microwave. But honestly, if I am cooking for more than myself I use the conventional oven
3. Plain or Peanut M&M's? Plain
4. "101 Dalmations"...animated or live-action version? Animated, it's what I grew up with
5. Drink out of bottle/can or pour into a glass?Glass if it came in a can, otherwise I don't mind drinking out of the bottle
6. Sunlight or moonlight? Moonlight
7. Kermit the Frog or Miss Piggy? Kermit, MP is too dramatic...I don't like drama although sometimes it seems to follow me
8. Glasses or contact lenses (or neither)? Glasses occasionally
9. Action movies or chick flicks? Mmmm...I like Action, but occassionaly fall for a chick flick
10. Toilet seat...up or down ?DOWN

Words for ME!

I am pretty much an optimist in every way, except about things concerning myself. Friends and endeavors and work and such, I am very open and strong, but when it comes to issues concerning my personal life I usually don't have a very good outlook and seem to become more timid and introverted. I read the following today and thought it would be a good post for myself and I am sure anyone else who experiences the same thing.

"An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity;
A pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity. "

- Sir Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister

Frustrations...

I went online this morning to check on the status of ballet tickets that I had order for me and Elaine for her birthday - I follow all the little links to get to my order, enter my information, and WHAM - MY ORDER HAS BEEN CANCELLED. I immediately checked my statement, b/c I knew that I had been charged for these tickets. Yep, charge is still there...a credit anywhere? NOPE! Didn't see one. I immediately search for the customer service number...make the call...and, yep automated service. After listening to about ten different menu options I finally hear, "To speak with a customer service representative, please press 5," which I do. Then I hear, "The average wait time to speak to a customer service representative is 7 minutes. Please hold, your business is very important to us. Please stay on the line and your call will be answered in the order in which it was received." This repeats about five times with intervals of elevator music before someone with a pulse a…

Frustrations...

I went online this morning to check on the status of ballet tickets that I had order for me and Elaine for her birthday - I follow all the little links to get to my order, enter my information, and WHAM - MY ORDER HAS BEEN CANCELLED. I immediately checked my statement, b/c I knew that I had been charged for these tickets. Yep, charge is still there...a credit anywhere? NOPE! Didn't see one. I immediately search for the customer service number...make the call...and, yep automated service. After listening to about ten different menu options I finally hear, "To speak with a customer service representative, please press 5," which I do. Then I hear, "The average wait time to speak to a customer service representative is 7 minutes. Please hold, your business is very important to us. Please stay on the line and your call will be answered in the order in which it was received." This repeats about five times with intervals of elevator music before someone with a pulse a…

The Evening's Endeavors

Sigh...relaxing to be back at home after journeying in The Woodlands for the evening. I headed out with the intention of going to see a movie (a friend I had once told me that going to see a movie alone was pretty awesome). Well, I don't know when you went to the movies last on a Saturday evening, but the theater was over-run with teenagers!!! The line was down the street!!!! I decided it wasn't worth fighting the crowd...tomorrow evening might be a better time. So, I left the theater and went to Best Buy. There were several things I wanted to check out, but ended up buying a couple of CDs instead (Eminem and Pink's new releases) and a back-up module for my visor. I also ran into a couple of family friends while there. Then I headed to Barnes and Noble where I bought a new book - yeah, I thought I would attempt to learn something new. I was there for over an hour reading through various books and listening to the conversations of three people reading through Sci-F…

The Evening's Endeavors

Sigh...relaxing to be back at home after journeying in The Woodlands for the evening. I headed out with the intention of going to see a movie (a friend I had once told me that going to see a movie alone was pretty awesome). Well, I don't know when you went to the movies last on a Saturday evening, but the theater was over-run with teenagers!!! The line was down the street!!!! I decided it wasn't worth fighting the crowd...tomorrow evening might be a better time.

So, I left the theater and went to Best Buy. There were several things I wanted to check out, but ended up buying a couple of CDs instead (Eminem and Pink's new releases) and a back-up module for my visor. I also ran into a couple of family friends while there.

Then I headed to Barnes and Noble where I bought a new book - yeah, I thought I would attempt to learn something new. I was there for over an hour reading through various books and listening to the conversations of three people reading through Sci-Fi books …

A Visitor for Dinner

Last night Elaine and I went out to a restaurant we had never been to before...Floridita. No, not THAT one, there is one in Houston. The dinner was rather tasty, but that isn't what prompted me to write about it today. It was our dinner guest! (I really hate that I didn't bring my camera along for this one) After we finished our meal a bright green grasshopper flew over to our table and promptly landed on the remaining complimentary bread that was sitting in front of us. It then proceeded to ignore its companions (us) and started to either 1)bathe itself or 2)devour our bread! We couldn't tell just what it was doing. So, to get a closer look, Elaine picked up the saucer and we examined it more closely...I was afraid at this point he (or she) would just flutter away again, but instead it just kinda froze and stared back at us! Upon returning the plate to the table, the grasshopper then proceeded with its bath! We picked up the bread another time or two to look in on our fri…

A Visitor for Dinner

Last night Elaine and I went out to a restaurant we had never been to before...Floridita. No, not THAT one, there is one in Houston. The dinner was rather tasty, but that isn't what prompted me to write about it today. It was our dinner guest! (I really hate that I didn't bring my camera along for this one) After we finished our meal a bright green grasshopper flew over to our table and promptly landed on the remaining complimentary bread that was sitting in front of us. It then proceeded to ignore its companions (us) and started to either 1)bathe itself or 2)devour our bread! We couldn't tell just what it was doing. So, to get a closer look, Elaine picked up the saucer and we examined it more closely...I was afraid at this point he (or she) would just flutter away again, but instead it just kinda froze and stared back at us! Upon returning the plate to the table, the grasshopper then proceeded with its bath! We picked up the bread another time or two to look in on our fri…

Quiz Time...

One of my co-workers passed this along to me today and I thought I would create one for my readers! If you read my blog often and my Bio and such then this might not be too hard for you. So... How well do you think you know me...click here to find out!!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR DENNON HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU

Happy B'day

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR DENNON
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU

Potpourri!

1. Hershey's Kisses: with or without almonds? Without 2. Wizard of Oz: Scarecrow or Tin Man? Scarecrow - he had better conversation 3. Meat eater or vegetarian? I'm not a total vegetarian, but I lean closer that way 4. Buy books or borrow them? Both - I have friends who are avid readers...they have ALL the books 5. At the bank: ATM or human teller? ATM 6. Oil or gas (or other) heat? central 7. Pen or pencil? Pencil 8. Drive or use public transit? Drive...this is Houston, c'mon 9. Who IS James Bond: Sean Connery or Pierce Brosnan (or any of the others in between)? Are you kidding, Sean Connery, although Pierce isn't bad eye candy 10. Your ideal breakfast: full (bacon/sausage, eggs, pancakes, etc) or continental (bagels, muffins, fruit, cereal)? Continental

Potpourri!

1. Hershey's Kisses: with or without almonds? Without
2. Wizard of Oz: Scarecrow or Tin Man? Scarecrow - he had better conversation
3. Meat eater or vegetarian? I'm not a total vegetarian, but I lean closer that way
4. Buy books or borrow them? Both - I have friends who are avid readers...they have ALL the books
5. At the bank: ATM or human teller? ATM
6. Oil or gas (or other) heat? central
7. Pen or pencil? Pencil
8. Drive or use public transit? Drive...this is Houston, c'mon
9. Who IS James Bond: Sean Connery or Pierce Brosnan (or any of the others in between)? Are you kidding, Sean Connery, although Pierce isn't bad eye candy
10. Your ideal breakfast: full (bacon/sausage, eggs, pancakes, etc) or continental (bagels, muffins, fruit, cereal)? Continental



A great night...

Elaine and I saw Maya Angelou tonight and it was so great. Thanks Elaine!! Before going to Jones Hall Elaine and I planned to eat sushi downtown. Since I arrived earlier I went to Market Square Grille to have a cup of coffee...which turned into conversation with the bartender and the only other patron in the the place. It was quite interesting, though. Since we frequent Mkt. Sq. the bartender and I talked about the last time we were there and somewhere the conversation turned into anti-depressants and all three of us had stories to tell...yeah, it was a conversation that hit all the high points! I really wish my grandmother was able to hear Maya Angelou sometime as well. Grannie is a great writer and poet herself and I think she would have enjoyed hearing what she had to say. You know it is one thing to read the works of a great author, but to actually sit and listen to them talk either about their lives or their works is another thing. And she was all that I expected and a bit mor…

Another Quiz...

Congratulations, you're a Drac, a seductive fae.
What kind of female faerie are you?
Take the female faerie quiz by Paradox. (link thanks to Leah)

Renaissance

What a weekend! It started off in the gutters, but took a better turn on Saturday! There was much to see and do so I'll let my photos tell the tale!

Renaissance

What a weekend! It started off in the gutters, but took a better turn on Saturday! There was much to see and do so I'll let my photos tell the tale!

Another Quiz...

Congratulations, you're a Drac, a seductive fae.
What kind of female faerie are you?
Take the female faerie quiz by Paradox.


(link thanks to Leah)

A great night...

Elaine and I saw Maya Angelou tonight and it was so great. Thanks Elaine!! Before going to Jones Hall Elaine and I planned to eat sushi downtown. Since I arrived earlier I went to Market Square Grille to have a cup of coffee...which turned into conversation with the bartender and the only other patron in the the place. It was quite interesting, though. Since we frequent Mkt. Sq. the bartender and I talked about the last time we were there and somewhere the conversation turned into anti-depressants and all three of us had stories to tell...yeah, it was a conversation that hit all the high points!

I really wish my grandmother was able to hear Maya Angelou sometime as well. Grannie is a great writer and poet herself and I think she would have enjoyed hearing what she had to say. You know it is one thing to read the works of a great author, but to actually sit and listen to them talk either about their lives or their works is another thing. And she was all that I expected and a bit more ac…

WooHoo...

I just finished making my reservations - two weeks from today I'll be on a plane to California!!

VACATION TIME AGAIN!!!

Yay, I finally decided what I am going to do with the last of my vacation for the year! I'm going to California!!! I haven't been in six years so I'm about due another trip out West...I think I am going to try to get out of Houston around the 22nd and stay until the end of the month. I just called one of my cousins who lives out there and that was the best time for him, too...he was so excited to hear from me. Last year when we went to Egypt five of the six cousins were there...this one was the only one absent, so it will be great to spend time with him and also see his brother, who did make it to Egypt. So, that takes care of accomodations - just need to find a flight out and I'm ready to go! And oh, what beautiful weather I hope to see!!

VACATION TIME AGAIN!!!

Yay, I finally decided what I am going to do with the last of my vacation for the year! I'm going to California!!! I haven't been in six years so I'm about due another trip out West...I think I am going to try to get out of Houston around the 22nd and stay until the end of the month. I just called one of my cousins who lives out there and that was the best time for him, too...he was so excited to hear from me. Last year when we went to Egypt five of the six cousins were there...this one was the only one absent, so it will be great to spend time with him and also see his brother, who did make it to Egypt. So, that takes care of accomodations - just need to find a flight out and I'm ready to go! And oh, what beautiful weather I hope to see!!

WooHoo...

I just finished making my reservations - two weeks from today I'll be on a plane to California!!

Quiz time...

What's good about Mondays...

Well, since everything is icky outside, the good thing about this Monday is that it is exactly a week away from me seeing Maya Angelou at Jones Hall with Elaine! Back in September Elaine bought us tickets to see her for my birthday - and it's finally getting to be time. She really is pretty awesome to listen to...I have heard her speak before on television and read some of her writings, but have never seen her in person. So this is going to be a treat. I don't know if it more what she says when listening to her, or just how she presents herself and her writings that I like about her. She just seems like such a remarkable woman. You can read a lot about her here on her official website. Other than that, it is just another Monday around here...foggy and soggy and gray. Bleh! I hope the forecast is correct and that it isn't raining this weekend. We are all planning on going to The Renaissance Festival and I don't want to have to trek through the mud and muck all da…

What's good about Mondays...

Well, since everything is icky outside, the good thing about this Monday is that it is exactly a week away from me seeing Maya Angelou at Jones Hall with Elaine! Back in September Elaine bought us tickets to see her for my birthday - and it's finally getting to be time.

She really is pretty awesome to listen to...I have heard her speak before on television and read some of her writings, but have never seen her in person. So this is going to be a treat. I don't know if it more what she says when listening to her, or just how she presents herself and her writings that I like about her. She just seems like such a remarkable woman. You can read a lot about her here on her official website.

Other than that, it is just another Monday around here...foggy and soggy and gray. Bleh! I hope the forecast is correct and that it isn't raining this weekend. We are all planning on going to The Renaissance Festival and I don't want to have to trek through the mud and muck all day long (…

Quiz time...

Ah...sushi...

Last night after we played pool (where our waitresses were still in the Halloween mood) we went downtown for dinner. I had seen a sushi restaurant near Market Square Bar and Grill that I wanted to try. It turned out to be a great sushi experience!! Being just around the corner from Mkt Sq was also a plus b/c that is one of our favorite places to congregate and conversate and we hadn't been there in a while! While there I played around with my camera and took a few pictures...one of which is posted on MyPhotoBlog. There was a lot of conversation about our trip to Spain; about Kenny's Surprise Party; watched the drunk chick at the bar yell at her husband and then flirt with everyone else in the bar after he left; learned how much Tivo costs; and also came to the conclusion that two of the three guys in the latest Bailey's commercial were gay b/c they "hugged" differently than straight guys (which was illustrated to us)! Conclusion: It was a good evening and espe…

Ah...sushi...

Last night after we played pool (where our waitresses were still in the Halloween mood) we went downtown for dinner. I had seen a sushi restaurant near Market Square Bar and Grill that I wanted to try. It turned out to be a great sushi experience!! Being just around the corner from Mkt Sq was also a plus b/c that is one of our favorite places to congregate and conversate and we hadn't been there in a while! While there I played around with my camera and took a few pictures...one of which is posted on MyPhotoBlog.

There was a lot of conversation about our trip to Spain; about Kenny's Surprise Party; watched the drunk chick at the bar yell at her husband and then flirt with everyone else in the bar after he left; learned how much Tivo costs; and also came to the conclusion that two of the three guys in the latest Bailey's commercial were gay b/c they "hugged" differently than straight guys (which was illustrated to us)! Conclusion: It was a good evening and especial…

MyPhotoBlog

Well, today is day one of MyPhotoBlog. I am going to attempt to put up a new picture daily. No theme, just whatever happens to inspire me at the time! I'll post my Theme Thursday pictures there. My online albums are password protected for this most part, so this will be a way for me to share the pictures that I choose!

The year is almost over...

How did it become November so quickly? It was just August and I was planning my move...and it was just April and we were planning my niece's wedding...and it was just March and we were moving to our new office...and...well, I could go on, but I'll stop! Hmmm...that might be something for December, though. Hanna's Recap of 2002! There has been a lot to happen this year. Maybe I'll work on that and post it closer to New Year's...which is also going to be here rather quickly.

MyPhotoBlog

Well, today is day one of MyPhotoBlog. I am going to attempt to put up a new picture daily. No theme, just whatever happens to inspire me at the time! I'll post my Theme Thursday pictures there. My online albums are password protected for this most part, so this will be a way for me to share the pictures that I choose!

The year is almost over...

How did it become November so quickly? It was just August and I was planning my move...and it was just April and we were planning my niece's wedding...and it was just March and we were moving to our new office...and...well, I could go on, but I'll stop! Hmmm...that might be something for December, though. Hanna's Recap of 2002! There has been a lot to happen this year. Maybe I'll work on that and post it closer to New Year's...which is also going to be here rather quickly.