Thursday, June 30, 2005

candles galore

Good grief. I just got a package in the mail today from my mom for my bday. She sent me a buttload of candle scents. I dunno if I'll ever make enough candles to use it all. Here's a run down of all the scents I got from her.

Cherry
Cantalope
Honeysuckle
Clove (YUM)
green tea
peppermint sugar
bayberry
spicey apples and nuts
bayberry spice
sleigh ride (don't ask me, kinda pepperminty)
lemongrass
pine
panana muvvin
linden blossom
vanilla
preesion (no clue)
cranberry
black cherry
fireside (smells kinda like soap *shrug*)
citrus dream
egyptian musk (smells like my grandpa!)
butter pecan
strawberry

Good lord that's a lot of scents!

Monday, June 27, 2005

PB Loco for me

So I got my PB Loco and will be distributing it in my van this coming wed. I need to bring some crackers or something so everyone can taste eachother's. We have 3 diff ones to try. white choc, dark choc, and raspberry dark choc. I've only tried the dark choc one so the other's will be a new experience.

Jess already posted about this but I'm going to too. I can't help it if I've been too busy to post about it. So we got to Minnesota at 5:30 AM and woke Javvy up about 6:00 or so to let us in since our hotel checkin wasn't till 3:00. We hung out for a while then took a nap for a couple of hours. We went back to the hotel and took another nap for a couple hours. Yes we were tired, so what? We finally felt rested enough and were ready to go out and do something. Javvy was too busy getting ready for the BBQ so we got a hold of Jess and Ryan to see if they wanted to get together for dinner or something. We decided to go to The Mall of America since we were going to go there at some point while we were there anyway to go to PB Loco. We decided to have dinner first and went to Bubba Gumps, which was pretty good. Nathan, Jess's brother joined us as well. After dinner it was off to PB Loco to see what I could get. The Dark Choc is what most everyone in the VP wants. I was going to try to get a case for a discount but they said they don't do that. So I grab a few... white choc, rasp dark choc, dark choc... wait where's the dark choc? there's shelves and shelves of pb there's got to be some dark choc. one jar! one jar is all I found! how can that be? I was worried. I asked the clerk if there was anymore. She looked doubtful but said she would check. She brought out about 6 more jars that she had found in the back and I told her I'd take them all. Jess bought one too. Whew that should be enough to last me a little while.

I actually emailed them weeks before the trip to see if they sold by the case and gave any discounts. No one ever responded.. until today! The day after I get back from the trip... here's what they said:

Hi Paula,

I'm sorry that we didn't get back to you in a more timely manner. Obviously
you've already come and gone, but for what it's worth, we don't usually
offer a discount unless a person is ordering at least 5 cases. We're so
glad you're hooked, though, and hope that you were able to pick up a few
jars on your visit here. If you have a SuperTarget near you, you can find
our Jungle Banana and our Raspberry Dark Chocolate varieties there for
$5.95/jar.

I hope that helps. Thanks again for being a valued P.B.Loco customer!

PB Cheers,
Keri


Gee thanks, at least they wrote back... Now I gotta find a Super Target!

BBQ Pichurs are up!

Had a great time! Was fun meeting a bunch of people and seeing Javvy again. Will have to do it again next year :D

I'd write more but I'm crazy busy at work.

So check them out here!

Thursday, June 23, 2005

ok you gotta watch this
Click on the "Link" at the bottom of the pic. it's this year's censorship in review. Shows a bunch of censored stuff that is pretty crazy.

Biggles in CoH?

If you are reading this and don't play CoH, move along, nothing to see here.

I said move along!

So those of you who know about the Biggles, I think it would be kewl to make some Biggles give them all the same outfit. I've seen other SG's with the same outfits on and I think it looks like fun. I remember back when we made Biggles on Darktide and had fun runnin' around, we should do that again. We would probably have to do this on a different server since I think most of the people in the group have their slots full already.

Let me know what you think about this idea.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Busy as hell

So, one of my co-workers is having some foot surgery and is going to be out of the office for three weeks. Guess who gets to do all her work while she's gone. You guessed it. That be me! Everyone in my group is so overworked as it is and now I'm twice as over worked as before. I might actually make some progress if I didn't keep having to go to frelling meetings all day every day. I had two meetings monday, three meetings yesterday, three today, and so far one long one scheduled for tomorrow. How is a person supposed to get any work done? How do you do it Jess? We have this Link Tracker spreadsheet that we are supposed to keep updated with statuses for all of our work orders. Well my co-worker hasn't been doing the best job of updating that. I don't really think anyone in our group has been doing a very good job of it because they're too busy trying to get the work done. I have about 45 orders that people are bugging me about and some of them I can't even find the orders for. I was happy just doing my work, taking on someone else's is the suq! I will need another vacation after these three weeks are over, if I make it through.

Looking forward to the little break I'm taking this weekend to Minnesota! Yay for BBQ's!

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

My gardens

Went out and took a few more pics in the yard. My roses are doing pretty well, even the one that I thought was dying/dead. It's got some new leaves and a few rose buds. One of the buds has bloomed and I got a pic of it. Veggies are doing pretty well for the most part. One of my peppers I think is dying and my cherry tomatos don't seem to be doing very well either but everything else looks pretty good. Here's a couple pics I took yesterday.



Tuesday, June 14, 2005

I'm comin to get you PB LOCO!

So after raving about PB LOCO in my vanpool a bunch of people want me to bring some back for them. So far I have 4 jars of dark choc and 1 jar of white choc to get. That's not counting my supply. I'm wondering if I could get a discount on a case of it. Jess, do you know? Doug says we should open a pbloco store here. :)

Monday, June 13, 2005

Updated template

So, after looking at Serra's new digs, I decided to make some updates to mine to make it a little more original. I changed the colors around a bit and I took out the title graphic thing they had and put one of my own. I used one of the panoramic pics I took when we were in Peru. I think a few little changes makes it look a lot better. Hope everyone likes it!

Thursday, June 09, 2005

MASS EXODUS!!!

I can't believe how many people are leaving my company in the last month... Things since we were bought out by the orange people have gotten so hectic and disorganized that people are fleeing like bats. Do bats flee? Anyway I just heard in the last two days that at least 5 people are leaving that are under my director. My manager is now an engineer and someone else is taking over his position as manager. This will be only my 3rd manager since being with the company (6 years). My last manager was my manager for about 5 years. That's practically unheard of but he was a great manager. I know our new manager only by face I don't really know much about him at all. I think your manager is the main thing that keeps you from staying or leaving your job. If he turns out not to be a good manager you can bet I will be out of here as fast as I can.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Deck Stuff

Some people asked about what I used on my deck so here it is.

To clean it I used Thompson's Waterseal Deck Wash and a scrub brush
To stain it I used Superdeck Transparent Stain (Natural)

Monday, June 06, 2005

Concert Crazy

Tis the season for going to concerts. There's a ton of bands that are playing in the Seattle area that I wanna see and they're all coming up soon. I'm sure there will probably be more added to the list as I find out about them coming.

6/17 - Eels
6/19 - Longwave
8/16 - Cold Play

Looking most forward to the Longwave concert. They're one of my fav band at the moment and they're playing in a small venue, which I have never been to before. It's going to be a dinner theatre type thing and going to be a few other people going as well. I've been to the venues the other concerts are at. Cold Play is playing way down south at a huge amphitheatre which is going to suck getting there and leaving there, but oh well.

Thursday, June 02, 2005

My deck

My deck was way overdue for some maintenance. I've lived here for 4+ years and haven't done a dang thing with the deck. So I decided to clean it and stain it. I must say it looks quite nice when it's clean. I never knew it could look so nice. I still have more staining to do on other areas of the house. Like the fence and the entry to the front door. It wasn't too hard but dang it took forever. I had to actually scrub every inch of it with a brush because the dirt and moss was just caked on that wood. Here's some before and after pics!



Before


After - Clean


After - Stained