Monday, August 29, 2005

You know you're getting old when....

You find your first gray hair! I was wondering when it would happen but I didn't think it would happen so soon. :( You can bet I plucked that sucker as soon as I found it. It's not really true that if you pluck one 10 more will come back in it's place is it??

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Fantasy Football

I'm doing a free for fun fantasy football league this year on yahoo. If anyone is interested. Please let me know asap if you'd like to join. We are planning on doing a live draft on Monday.

We will have an offline drafting using yahoo msgr on Monday 8/29 at 5:30 PST / 8:30 EST

Thursday, August 25, 2005

coffee coffee coffee

I think I'm going to be hyper today! I usually limit myself to one latte per week because I have better things to spend my money on. I would drink it every day if it wasn't so darn expensive. So I decided today would be the day to get my latte this week. Since I accidentally set my alarm to PM instead of AM I didn't get up in time for my vanpool Doh! I missed it the day before too cuz I forgot to reset my alarm. I'm not on a very good roll this week. So I drank my Gingerbread latte. Yeah I know those are only usually available around Christmas time but I found a place that still has some Gingerbread so there. A few mins after I finished my latte my boss asked if he could buy me a latte at Starbucks. So I said yes. How could I refuse?? It should be here any minute!

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Free Parking

Last weekend Doug and I went to a Cold Play concert at the worst located place you could have a concert. It takes about 2 hours to get to though it should only take 1. The roads get so backed up with all the concert traffic and lights on every other block don't help matters. Anyway so we drive out there, on the way there we hear some guy on the radio saying that people should just go home if they're going to the concert cuz the parking lot is backed up for an hour and a half or something. Great, wonderful... We continue on we see the premier parking and at the last minute decide to pay the $20 to park in the premier parking to not have to wait an hour and a half to get into the general parking. I really doubt the line was an hour and a half long but we went for it anyway. We continue on and see a couple signs on the way in saying that the lot is full and only prepaid parking people can park in the lot. Great! Now what? We can't turn around it's a one lane of cars all the way in. They direct us to a parking spot and we're like ok now what? No one was around to take any money, didn't see anyone with stickers in their windows to show they had paid for parking so screw it we went to the concert without paying for parking and left the concert without paying. What a deal! We've vowed to never go to that venue again. I hates it! It's an outdoor stage and we weren't even sitting under the roof where all the seats are. We got tickets in the grass a mile away from the stage. Oh well, it wasn't too bad there were big jumbo tron screens to watch the concert from. When they played Yellow they droped down a bunch of huge yellow balloons from the ceiling and people were bouncing em all around it was pretty kewl looking. None of them made it back to the grass for us to play with though :(

Sunday, August 21, 2005

My technologically challenged parents

They have come a long way I must admit in the past few years. They actually have a computer and they use it quite frequenty. My dad has become an ebay junky and I can never get a hold of them on the phone anymore because he's always on the internet. You'd think after two years they would know about certain things.

My parents had just gotten home after taking a few weeks off to drive to CO and visit my mom's family. They called me upon their return and brought to my attention a strange problem they were having with their computer. They really didn't know what was causing this problem and thought I might be able to come up with a solution. Oh I came up with a solution alright.

mom: we're having this weird problem with our email, I don't know what's wrong with it.
me: what seems to be the problem?
mom: well we didn't get any email at all while we were gone.
me: hmm I guess no one likes you (didn't really say that I just said oh? were you expecting some?)
mom: well we didn't have any new mail when we got home but then all of a sudden it just appeared.
me: smacks head and giggles. Were you connected to the internet while you were gone?
mom: no
me: were you connected to the internet when all your mail suddenly appeared?
mom: yes
me: did you know you have to be connected to the internet to get your emails?
mom: really? no I didn't know that let me tell your dad
hear mom telling dad that you have to be connected to the internet to get email and him replying with oh!

I could not believe they didn't know this after two years of using email and the internet. It gave me a good laugh.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Leaving for a few days

Leaving for Colorado tomorrow afternoon to visit my Grandmother who I have'nt seen in probably at least 14 years. Meeting parents at the AP in Denver and will drive to Pueblo. They left from Montana on Sunday and should be there by now. I will be returning on Sunday afternoon. Debating whether to bring my laptop or not. Not sure if there will be any internet that I could get on over there.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Stoopid thing #2

Damn those aquarium tubes! You know those big tubes you put the filters on. Was trying to cut one in half last night using an ummm bread knife. Well it kind of looked like a saw... why not? Well uh remind me not to do that again. knife slipped and sliced my left index finger. Funny thing is I think I've cut my finger cutting one of those before. I decided to go to the ER it was bleeding quite good. Lucky thing is I didn't have to have stitches! Woo They put some skin super glue on it instead called Dermabond. The worst part was when they cleaned it sqirting saline and iodine in the wound making it bleed again. Oww I don't know how many times they squirted it but it was painful. still have the bandage on it and am afraid to take it off. They said I could take it off today so I will do that later. I did get my 10 gal aquarium all set up though. I set it up for my baby platies that have been couped up in a little baby saver for months and are still too small to go in the 29 gal. I think they will like their new home will put them in today.

Friday, August 05, 2005

stoopidest thing I did today

So I noticed there were some little bugs around my plants at work and I have some bug killer at home that I brought into work on Monday to kill the little critters. I sprayed the plants monday and looked at them today and still saw some. So I looked in my file cabinet and I got the spray out and sprayed them some more. Now what I didn't mention is that I also have a similar looking spray bottle in my file cabinet that is desk cleaner. Guess what I did? Yep my plants are now squeaky clean! I'm hoping it doesn't kill em :o If it does oh well I'm going plant shopping this weekend for some office plants for her new office and I plan on buying a few more for my cube. Boy I felt stupid! Took me a while to realize it too. I blame it on my stressful day of working on escalated work orders that belonged to everyone else in my group but my own.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Good Deed of the Day

Well actually it was yesterday, but it doesn't really matter...

After work I drove over to Doug's for date night. I was running a little late leaving work because a manager in a different department than mine hailed me down while I was packing up my computer to ask me to show him how to create a ticket to send to operations. Why he didn't ask someone in his own group I don't know. People seem to come to me from far and wide to ask me stoopid questions that anyone could answer. So I left about 15 minutes later than planned, stopped at the 76 station which was selling gas at the good price of 2.43/gal for the cheap stuff. The were all out of the premium gas per the note on every gas kiosk thingy. I had heard there was a pipeline closure some place and that some of the 76 stations around town didn't have gas. This one must have been one of the ones affected. Didn't really matter to me cuz I always get the cheap stuff. Well except for that one time I tried it to see if it made a difference and it didn't so I haven't since then. After I got gas I drove to Doug's condo saw an old lady walking along very slowly as I pulled up. Turned the engine off. got my crap together. opened my car door. looked at the old lady who was now face down on the ground. Did I hit her with my door when I opened it? I bet that's what you're thinking. No of course I didn't do that! How could you think something like that? She was a few feet behind where my door opened. I kind of stood there for a second. I walked over to her and sock puppet theatre time!

Me: Are you ok?
Old Lady: mumbling yeah I'm fine
Me: Are you sure?
Old Lady: Yeah I just tripped on the sidewalk back there

ok wait I need to tell you what she looked like. When I walked over to talk to her and she looked up at me her face was covered in blood it was dripping down her face all over her clothes and the sidewalk.

Me: Want me to call someone?
Old Lady: No that's ok
Me: do you live near here?
Old Lady: No not really. I live by the QFC (near the gas station where I was just at)
Me: Can I give you a ride home?
Old Lady: ok but I dont want to get blood all over your car.
Me: Looking for my keys where did they go? In my purse? No Did I lock them in my car? Hmm don't see em. Crap!
Me: get my phone out called doug.
Doug: Hello? Where are you?
Me: I'm outside your condo can you bring your copy of my car keys and a towel or something a lady fell out here and is bleeding all over and I'm gonna give her a ride home.
Doug: uh ok I'll be right out
Me: Oh there's my keys never mind about the keys!

They were on the ground where I dropped my stuff as I helped her stand up. She must have been at least 80 years old. She claimed she was walking to the post office. She didn't quite make it. Kinda far for an old woman like that to be walking by herself. Doug came out with the towel and she bled all over it I gave her a ride to near the gas station she wouldn't tell me exactly where she lived and asked me to drop her off right there. Hopefully she made it home safely. She gave the towel back and it's now in Doug's washer being washed who knows how many times. I'm betting he ends up throwing it out. :) I think this was the first time I've ever had someone else's blood on me!

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

What I learned today

That it's really messy trying to dip a Hot and Spicey made with Tabasco Cheez-it in a mostly empty jar of PB Loco. I hope people didn't notice me licking my fingers as they were walking by my window cube. They probably thought I was eating my hand. Mmm finger licking good stuff.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Best Tiramisu in Seattle?

I still remember the first time I tried Tiramisu it was at Buca Di Peppo on Valentines Day maybe 5 years ago. It was a girls night out cuz most of them were single and apparently didn't have dates and my at the time husband was in Ohio looking for a job that he never found. Anyway so I tried this stuff and I was in love. It was soo dang good. So now every time I go to a restaurant that has tiramisu on the menu I have to have some. I have to admit there have been some pretty bad tiramisu's out there. I always compared them to the one I had at Buca's because it was my first and because it was the best I had until this past weekend. I went to a Birthday dinner at the Cellar Bistro. We had a four course meal. We had several different appetizers and I had the Florentine Salad, Linguini Putanesca (which still isn't as good as the Putanesca Cafe Venus used to have but doesn't have anymore :(), lots of different bottles of wine were drunk, and of course the Tiramusu. I've tried quite a few Tiramisu's in the past few years. Javvy did pretty well at his first attempt at Tiramisu. It looks like it would be hard to make and he confirmed that. It turned out great though.

Also went to a BBQ this weekend where I had close to the best potato salad evar. It was more like a mashed potato salad. It was different but good cuz I love mashed tatos! Best potato salad evar has to be Larry's Market Blue Potato Salad. They put blue cheese in it and it is very yummy! I have to admit I make a pretty good potato salad too. I haven't even made any this year! I need to get on it.
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