Friday, August 22, 2008

Friday already? & Ramblings

4 days in a row of walking for exercise! It must be a personal record ;) I'm still looking for some kind of sport band to hold a house key. Looking for a job now...checking websites daily. If anyone sees/hears of anything, please send it my way. Am totally sad, one of my newer cute shirts that can be used for dressy occasions appears to be ruined. After taking it out of the dryer it has weird water type spots on it. Boo! Thought the name Mark was a relatively common name...but somehow the dry cleaner has it as "marc" and pronounced it as "marsh" and BevMo has it as "marr" which I don't even think is a real name.

Waiting for my french onion soup for lunch to heat up for lunch. Yum!

Dave Matthews Band concert tonight, though it will be sad due to the passing of one of their members this week.

Going to a wedding tomorrow night. Fun fun!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Walking day 2

I did another almost 2 miles today! yay! I've decided (while walking) that I need new sunglasses and I need a sports armband thingy to hold my pod (well don't NEED, but WANT) but want to find one that has a small pocket for my house key in it. I don't want to carry my house key in my hand, but I don't like the idea of leaving my house unlocked. So I'm off on a quest for something like that.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Breakin in the Purple iPod

Well I finally went out walking again this am, and broke in my new(ish) purple iPod for the first time! Yay! I had a really good walk and took a new route. But, somehow all the songs I put onto my ipod last night ended up in alphabetical order, by artist name. I'm not sure how that happened so I'm gonna have to look into it. But I still had some good songs to walk to. According to the map I looked up when I got back, I went about 1 & 3/4 miles. I would have gone longer, but since I didn't start till about was getting warm already. I'd like to start doing 2 miles a day...but we'll see! to the next thing on my list of million things to do today!

Monday, August 18, 2008


I'm so annoyed at the Olympics right now! I know that gymnastics is a subjective sport based on scores from judges...but EVERY time I have watched it, something janky is going on! I don't understand any of this! A couple nights ago, a girl who landed her second vault on her knees scored higher than numerous girls who landed on their feet, and won a medal! Granted the others took small steps, but they landed on their feet! Tonight a crazy tie-breaker rule is invoked. I understand that there are rules, but this tie breaker rule is ridiculous. Also ridiculous is the fact that they won't allow ties, even though 2 people had the same start value and same execution score and the same overall score. Eh. Why? Makes no sense. There is also the whole age controversy about some of the Chinese female competitors...but I think thats already been "approved" and is no longer under consideration. Clearly I'm bitter about all this, but I will say, Team USA gymnastics has handled all this with poise and I salute them. Hopefully tomorrow nights balance beam finals will go a little smoother. If you already know the outcome-don't tell me! I like to be surprised when I watch it on NBC (fake live).

Friday, August 15, 2008

New couch day

Last night Grant and Ramon came to haul away our old couch to make room for our new couch. Hooray! This morning I cleared everything out of the living room to vacuum and get everything ready for the new couch. Here is Kiley enjoying all the space in the living room :)

After Kiley enjoyed the big living room for awhile, Ashley delivery called to say they couldn't find our apartment (they could only see the addresses out front). But as I walked to the door the other delivery guy was on the they figured it out. They went around to the alley and brought up our couch! yay! after a tense moment of them thinking it wouldn't fit in through the door because of the weird little porch, they spun it around and got it in! Then they attached all the legs and took off. Yay new couch! It takes up A LOT of room in the living room, but will be so worth it! Here is the first look...and me already relaxin on it!

Kiley was pissed when I locked her in the bedroom while the guys dropped off the couch. Once I let her out she looked really confused and freaked out by the new couch. Especially since it smells like plastic right now! I'm going to be keeping a close eye on her to make sure this couch is NOT a scratching post!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

My own personal gymnast :)

I've been watching the Olympics this week and am LOVING the USA gymnastics teams! Last night the men won bronze in team competition after everyone doubted their ability to score high after losing both Hamm brothers to injury before the games started. However they nailed a lot of their routines, and showed positive energy and cheered each other on to a victory. 2 nights ago I watched the women's qualifying events and am totally impressed with the women's team as well! Especially Shawn Johnson! She is only 16 but she is great! She's super tiny and adorable. If I could have my own personal gymnast around all the time, it would be her! I'm not sure what I'd do with my own personal gymnast...but I think it'd be fun :) Watching her, I really wish I could do flips or even a straight cartwheel! Oh well...but I will be rooting for her, and team USA tonight! (pictures from the women's team qualifying event a couple nights ago)

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Sunday boating adventure

As I stumbled out of bed @ 6:45am, eyes groggy and feeling a great desire for caffeine, I wearily asked Mark "who's bright idea was it to get out of bed before 7am on a Sunday?" His reply..."Yours!" oh yeah. We were going boating with the Wards on their new boat! I still was rethinking the fact that I don't have a coffee machine with a timer pre-set, and that I needed to find some clean shorts while stumbling into and back out of the shower at record speed. We made it over to their place at the pre-determined time and loaded up to head over to the Bay. We got there, and all worked together to launch the boat. I did a lot of encouraging and "good jobs" as my role in the event. It was a good time. As Becki commented though, next time we need to bring drinks ;)

Friday, August 8, 2008

2008 Olympics Opening Ceremony

We watched most of the opening ceremony tonight for the Olympics. They were really cool! There was a lot of dance and music and "human art" was incorporated. Here is a shot of one of my favorite parts. There were people in the boxes (like our Airbands! but on a much larger scale).

Additional amazing shots here if you missed any of it.

Spell Check FAIL

I was going through old photos today on my computer and found this. I totally forgot I had taken this picture!

You'd think a large corporation would pay someone to check these signs...

More than 2 months

I cannot believe its been 2 months already since I left work. I have gotten barely anything done from my "to do while on sabbatical" list. I haven't even kept up with my blogging! I have read some books, and gone on 2 vacations, but realistically those were things I would have done anyway...even if I was working! In all honesty, I'm not sure what I have spent my time doing! Yesterday I completed a draft of my resume and sent it to a few friends to review. Once I get feedback, I'm going to make any changes and post my resume online on Monster or CareerBuilders or something and start actively searching for a job. I still don't know exactly what I want to do, but I need to start looking now. That way I can find something I am interested in, and not feel forced to take something just because time/money is running out.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008