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This or That

(b/c things are so busy right now at work, this is about all I have time for...)

Summer Fun!

1. Lemonade or Ice Cold Beer? Can I have both!?!?
2. Swimming pool or beach? Pool
3. Long weekends here & there, or a 2-week vacation? Long weekends...and 2 weeks!!!
4. Destination: Acapulco or Hawaii? I haven't been to either, so I don't know!
5. Destination: Mountains or Beach? Mountains
6. Hotel/motel/B&B or camping? Either
7. Carefully planned vacation, or play it by ear? Play it by ear
8. Sneakers or sandals? Sandals
9. Air-conditioning or fans? Air-conditioning
10. Concerts in the park or baseball games? Baseball Games

Unonscious Mutterings

Trolling:: Boat
Profile :: Criminal
Tin:: Man
Phenom:: White
Mug shot:: Profile
Tubular:: Round
Six Flags:: Astroworld
Pickup:: Truck
Astonishing:: Amazing

This or That

Everybody's Gone Surfin'!

1. Surf sites at random, or have a set list of regular reads? regular reads usually lead me to random sites!
2. Do you visit mostly blogs, or news or other sites? I begin with the blogs, then on to news, then just where ever!
3. Do you go online every day, or just a couple of days a week? Every day!
4. Do you allow comments on your blog, or not? Yes
5. Do you shop online at all, or at regular stores? Both
6. Have you ever done online bill-paying/banking, or not? No
7. Which news site do you prefer... or Or do you prefer some other one? I usually go to the Houston Chronicle and sometimes CNN.
8. Live chat rooms, or message boards? Neither
9. Instant messaging or e-mail? Mostly email...very seldomly IM.
10. Yes or no: have you ever met, or at least talked on the phone with, another blogger? If not, would you want to? Why or why not? Oh yeah, I have met several bloggers!

Announcements and updates!!!!

Well, I have joined another online community! I am still feeling my way around, but quickly learning the ropes! Elaine introduced me to DeviantART (as she has to several communities). I don't really know how to describe it b/c it involves many, MANY, different forms of art. There is photography and digital art - which are the areas I'll be submitting - and there is also poetry and paintings, drawings, illustrations, etc...all kinds. So, take a second to browse around, hit my gallery and let me know what you think so far!! I still have my complete album although it looks a little different now b/c I have modified the format somewhat! I'll just use DA for pictures that aren't just everyday shots!

Well, I didn't give a weekend recap, so let me try to go through that real quick!!! Friday night Michael and I went to the casino for a few hours. Michael did pretty well and I think I broke even. It was fun, though. Saturday Michael spent all day at the softball park for a …


I have re-vamped my Photo Albums - so take a look and tell me what you think!!! They are now listed as Faery Albums in my links!!! (Thanks to )

Okay...I'm out of here now!! Having dinner with Kenny and Elaine tonight!!! This is the first time I have lured her out to my apartment since I moved so I want to be sure everything is clean first!!!! :)


Unconscious Mutterings

Tumbler:: Drink
Recital :: Piano
Reform:: School
Nipple:: Ring
Jackal:: Wild
Mailtruck:: Blue
Merchendise:: Sale
Comma:: Symbol
Erotica:: Dance
Ferment:: Spoil

Quiz time...

Well, according to this, you're a snapdragon. If
these results are right, you are a fiercely
independent person and you don't care what
peoeple think. You have the potential to be
anything and everything, so long as you live up
to your goal of living every moment to the
fullest. Personally, I think that kicks ass.
Rock on.
oh yea, and dont tell the others, but you're my
favourite result :)

what non-stereotypical flower would you be (with pictures)
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(found at Elaine's)

Friday Five

1. Is your hair naturally curly, wavy, or straight? Long or short? Long and naturally curly!

2. How has your hair changed over your lifetime? Just how I style it's always been long and curly except for one time when I cut it short, but immediately let it grow out again!

3. How do your normally wear your hair? Down...natural, but sometimes I straighten it or knot it up on my head!

4. If you could change your hair this minute, what would it look like? 0% Frizz - b/c it's curly I have to fight the frizz!!

5. Ever had a hair disaster? What happened? That one time I cut my hair short...I said I would never do that again!!

Hmph!!! Well, I really just wanted to sit in my office and be by myself anyway!!!

Email: Do you have any lunch plans?
Me: No, not really...what do you have in mind?
Email: (after a long delay) Sorry, looks like I have to...

Why ask someone to lunch to change plans two seconds later!!!

I really did bring my lunch today, but I am so easily persuaded when it comes to getting out of the office!!! As far as I'm concerned that is my time to get away from my desk...I hate doing errands during lunch b/c that feels like I'm still doing work...and when I bring my lunch I'm still stuck here at this desk - I guess I could eat it downstairs - so my preference is to go out somewhere. I have a good lunch today, but it could make a good dinner, too. Last night we grilled pork chops w/ this great marinade my sister told me how to make. It's equal parts of Olive Oil, Honey, and Mustard! Mmm Mmm, it was so good!!! Well, there was some leftover so I brought that...but if we just cooked some more veggies or something tonight I could add the leftovers and have dinner ready! …


HAPPY B'DAY M. C. ESCHER! (1898-1972)

Google had this tribute image up today for him and I really liked it! I have always liked the drawings/sketches that Escher did!

This or That

1. Newspapers or magazines? Magazines - I read the newspaper online.
2. Books-on-tape or regular books? Regular Books
3. Paperback or hardcover? Paperback, but I'll buy the hardback of a series I plan to keep all of.
4. Fiction or non-fiction? Both
5. Sci-Fi/Fantasy or romance novels? Both
6. Borrow from library or buy books (either new or used)? Buy usually or borrow from a friend. Don't get to the library too much.
7. Subscribe to magazines or buy on newsstand? Newsstand
8. Current best-sellers or classic literature? Both
9. Read books once, or re-read favorites every so often? I don't re-read that often, but I have been known to when I REALLY like something.
10. Here in the U.S., we have two hot best-sellers...former First Lady Hillary Clinton's memoirs, and the new Harry Potter book (coming out June 21). If you had to read one, which one...Hillary or Harry? Why? Harry!!! All the way - I am on a notification list for when he hits the shelves! If I read Hillary it will be b/c…

Surfing from home again...

WooHoo!!! I now have internet at home once again, but the cable is gone! When I moved in the cable was hooked up - so, yeah I just let it go! I think if I hadn't ordered internet it would still be on!! Hee Hee...oh well. So now I have to order cable and have another morning wasted sitting around waiting on the tech to come back out to my house to get me set up and take another check from me!!!

Friday Five

Look at me with four posts already this morning...I thought I had work to do!!!!

1. What's one thing you've always wanted to do, but never have? I have to agree with Kathy on this one...I wish I knew a second language...preferably Egyptian, too, since that is my background and Spanish b/c it would be useful here in Houston!

2. When someone asks your opinion about a new haircut/outfit/etc, are you always honest? I'm honest, but never rude. If I don't like it, I stress that it is just MY opinion and what should really matter is how they feel about it.

3. Have you ever found out something about a friend and then wished you hadn't? What happened? Nothing really pops in my head on this question. I am sure if I really pondered on it then I could think of something, but if I did, it would probably be something I wish I hadn't remembered either!!

4. If you could live in any fictional world (from a book/movie/game/etc.) which would it be and why? I don't know...this is …

New Toy...

I bought this a while back and finally brought it to my office today. Yeah, it's a gadget, but I like it!!! I bought mine at Garden Ridge, but I couldn't find a link for it there. It's a good way to make sure that I get my recommended eight glasses of water every day! Just finish the bottle!!

I was showing it to a couple of girls in the office this morning and one of them sent me this shortly after!!! I thought it was pretty funny...although I told her, that wouldn't be my beer of choice!!! :)

Oh, btw...


I'm Awake...Zzzz

Ugh, I didn't work out this morning so I got a little extra sleep, but I think it worked against me b/c I found it very, very hard to keep my eyes open and am still having that problem. I poured myself a big cup of hot coffee, though, and am trying to see if that will help. I really think it's this weather. Overcast skies are a trigger for my migraines and I have had a dull throb all week that is making it hard to concentrate on what I need to be doing...and making it hard to get a good night's sleep. Maybe I'll get to catch up on that over the weekend. For now, though, I have a lot of work to do before the weekend even gets here! After tomorrow, though, I'll have internet at home. I don't usually work from home, but lately things are really picking up around here and I have a feeling there is going to be some homework to do! We just made a major acquisition and it has created a lot of work for us - which is good...and bad!

Well, speaking of...I had better get …

Not enough sleep...

Last night the plan was NOT to stay too late at my parents' house and then go home and chill an watch the was Michael's plan. Then guess who wanted to stay and play dominoes with my brother...Michael. We played a few games, but I prefer 42 (another dominoe game) and Michael wanted to learn, so we started playing that and he was was 10:30 before we left!!!! I am so tired this morning. I woke up with an extreme headache. Breakfast and a srong cup of java later and it's still here. And on top of that, today is Bring Your Kids to Work Day. Usually I like this day b/c I love kids and we get to participate in a lot of the activities, too...but it's harder to enjoy with a terrible headache and a lot of work to do!!

Oh...and FYI, our IT has blocked ALL gaming sites now!!! When I was searching for a link for 42 I thought I would browse around and see if there was some place to play online - I found several BLOCKED SITES and all Yahoo!Games are now blocked…

Did you know...

...that UMPTEENTH is a real word in the dictionary!?!? I didn't...I wrote a word in Outlook and the spell check suggested UMPTEENTH to replace it!

Hmmm...very interesting!


I might need a drink after today...or a good kick in the head!!

You have something that works...that works well, very well...that you have used and molded and perfected over months and months and is now a perfectly well oiled machine that can do no what do they do??? THEY CHANGE THE WHOLE DAMN THING ON YOU!!!!

I am beyond irritated today! And you know, it wouldn't be so bad, but not only do I have to make this correction for current work, but also for all past work b/c I do a lot of retro entries each month...but since everything has the old upload template attached to it I have to re-do each and every one of them as I use them b/c the old one, which worked perfectly, won't work since THEY decided to make changes!!!!

I am leaving at 4:20 today...and It's a Good Thing!!!!

Quiz time...

Hey! You're Dylan. Tomboy turned sexy tough gal,
shes up for anything, kind of like you, no?

Which of Charlie's Angels are you???
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(link courtesy of Elaine)

This or That

1. "The Munsters" or "The Addams Family"? The Addams Family
2. "The Sopranos" or the "Godfather" movies? Godfather
3. "The Jetsons" or "Lost in Space"? Jetsons
4. "Superman" or "Batman" (either the TV shows or the movies)? Batman
5. "Sex & The City" or "Friends"? Ooo...this is a tuffy!!! I love them both, but have been a more faithful Friends watcher.
6. "The Wizard of Oz" or the "Harry Potter" movies? Again, both great, but The Wizard of Oz is a classic!!!
7. "The Simpsons" or "King of the Hill"? Simpsons
8. "Grease" or "Saturday Night Fever"? Grease
9. Old prime-time soaps: "Dallas" or "Dynasty"? Dynasty
10. Not very thought-provoking this you prefer TV shows or movies? Shows I guess b/c these days I don't have as much time to sit through movies!!!

My weekend...

OKay...I did have a wonderful weekend, but before I get into that, I am going to vent about work for one paragraph!!!

I have stated before that I don't have my internet set up at the new apartment (and I still haven't done it yet) - so this morning I thought I would bring my camera into work and upload some pics from here! NOPE! WRONG! You have to be an administrator to intall anything on your computer. It was a hassle just to get my visor software on here and it still isn't syncing correctly (all but the date book is working). I don't know what they are going to do next!!!!! I feel like I am in kindergarten some times and have to walk every where in a straight line holding onto the person in front of me so that no one gets out of line!!!!

Okay, so that was my vent about on to my wonderful weekend!!!

Friday we went to an Astros game with my niece (the pregnant one), her husband, my nephew and this new girl he is dating, and a friend of ours from back home! We h…

Friday Five

1. How many times have you truly been in love? Twice - still in love with the 2nd!!!

2. What was/is so great about the person you love(d) the most? That I can tell that he feels the same way about me without him saying anything. The comfort level has never been this high!!

3. What qualities should a significant other have? They should share your values, but be different enough to keep things interesting!

4. Have you ever broken someone's heart? Not on purpose.

5. If there was one thing you could teach people about love, what would it be? Hell, I'm still learning!!

Sun, Rain, Sand...

There appears to be a bit of dampness outside this afternoon! I was beginning to think that little storm we had was just a tease, but it does appear that we are going to get some more rain! Although I know we need the rain, I hope it isn't wet on Saturday b/c this sounds interesting!!!

I look like a lizard...last week while on vacation I suffered a pretty severe burn. YES, I did to use sunblock! Just not enough I guess or something. It was the first sun I have really received for the year and it hit me hard. My shoulders had water blisters on them and now they are peeling terribly! It is so awful - and it would have been a pretty tan, too!! Bye Bye tan I have been putting all kinds of burn therapy on it, too...and per the suggestion of a coworker, Cocoa Butter Cream! Michael has been saying I smell like Peanut Butter! I don't know what it reminds me of, but personally, I kinda like the way the cream smells! Everywhere else doesn't appear to be going to peel, but my shoulde…

Prelude to a Graduation

Well, we made it to hump day!!!! And I got through close very easily!!!! I actually had 95% of it done before I even left on vacation, but when I came back that 5% still to be done was accompanied by things that had piled up in my absence! It wasn't too bad...going through emails and voice mails was what I was really dreading, but it turned out last week was rather uneventful around here, which is great b/c that meant I didn't have to play catch-up on any major issues!!

An interesting thing happened while I was at Christopher's (Michael's little brother) graduation last Sunday. I wasn't really planning on writing about it, but today I decided that I would. Now everyone knows and hates the fact that one or two people will get to an event early and save about ten-plus seats for family and friends - I do it, too. Though I hate being the one to save seats b/c there is always a group where everyone is there at the same time and they give you dirty looks for "cheatin…

Vacation Update promised, here is my update for last week!!! Friday and Saturday were spent working since I moved into my new apartment. Friday night my parents came over to help me out and we finished boxing up everything and then took two loads (one excursion-full and one jeep-full) to the new apartment! This was the first time my parents or Michael had seen the inside of the apartment! This early moved really helped a lot b/c on Saturday morning when the movers arrived there were only the big things left for them to move and by noon they were completely done...just about two hours worth!! Then the real tasks of unpacking began!! My parents came back over to help us out - though we had the majority of it done already! By eleven o'clock that night we had everything done, including another trip back to the old apartment to clean up and turn in my keys!! Michael and I even went and bought me two book shelves that I desperately needed (but didn't have room for in the old place!).


This or That

I promise there IS an update coming. I started it yesterday, but there was a lot of work to do from last week. Today is close, though, so after four o'clock today I'll have more free time. I still don't have internet at the new apartment - that is also on my to do list so that I can take care of updates from home.

So, until the update comes, here is my This or That for this week:

1. Cats or dogs? Dogs
2. Butterflies or birds? Hmm, I guess butterflies, but I like birds, too!
3. Horses or cows? Horses
4. Turtles or snakes? Turtles
5. Frogs or grasshoppers? Frogs
6. Lions or tigers? Lions
7. Elephants or mice? Elephants
8. Porcupines or aardvarks? Porcupines
9. Unicorns or dragons? Dragons
10. Thought-provoking question of the week: You live in a rather dumpy apartment. A friend offers you a chance to be a roommate at a new place s/he is moving into, but they don't allow pets. You have a pet. Do you find your pet a new home and take the new place, or do you keep your pet and stay p…

I'm Baaacckk!!!!

What a week! We had a great time, though, I don't think we stayed in the same place two nights in a row since Friday, May 23rd!!! I promise to write a more detailed update later, but today I have to get through all the work that piled up on my while I was gone!