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February 4th, 2010

More of what they really said @ 07:56 pm

Current Location: Home
Current Mood: amused amused
Current Music: This Old House theme

One of my colleagues sent me this in an email today:

thanks for follow up on this it will help tediously!!


December 12th, 2009

A Day to Savor @ 11:47 pm

Current Location: Home
Current Mood: jubilant jubilant
Current Music: Mannheim Steamroller - Carol of the Bells

It has been a good day, so I say, even if I may still be in a post-lots-of-yummy-food stupor. This morning I hosted a holiday brunch and housewarming party. While many of my friends had other engagements, 25 people did attend. It was a great party. I had made quite a lot of food, and people brought more. People sat and ate and mingled and chatted - it was going well and people ended up staying for several hours. I didn't mind one bit, for I was having fun too. After the last people left, it didn't take too long to package up the leftovers and clean up everything. (Yay for non-stick pans! Yay for leftover champagne to sip while cleaning!) Then I chatted with my parents for a bit, who said they were watching a holiday movie on television, with a fire going in their fireplace. I even managed to wrap all my presents and box them up for shipping. That marks off the list my major 'to-do' for tomorrow, so I should get more time to sew on another gift. There was even a beautiful sunset, with the sun reflecting crimson off the clouds.

It was a fabulous, holiday-season sort of day. it makes me realize again how lucky I am to have so many wonderful friends and family.

Thank you to you all, and may you have happy holidays too!

October 6th, 2009

More of what they really said @ 11:14 pm

Current Location: Home
Current Mood: amused amused
Current Music: MGMT

In booking a hotel for business travel this week, I ran across the following. At the hotel, you had to give a guarantee for late arrival after 6pm (which is pretty standard) and the following: "Please Move Bottom For Acceptable Forms Of Guarantee". To my added amusement, a quick search shows that this statement is used by quite a number of Fairfield hotels across the country.

One does wonder what forms of guarantee they are expecting, and if anyone would find them acceptable. :)

September 13th, 2009

Bustles and hoops @ 08:53 pm

Current Location: Home
Current Mood: amused amused
Current Music: Rain!?!

I saw this as the subject of an email: Back to School Bustle
My first thought was why anyone would want to wear a bustle to school...

August 30th, 2009

More silliness @ 10:26 pm

Current Location: Home
Current Mood: mellow mellow
Current Music: Burn Rubber by Gap Band

Saw this in the back of a magazine, while looking how to change my address....

Unsolicited Material: The publisher and editors of [...] accept no responsibility for unsolicited manuscripts, photographs or illuminations submitted for any purpose. Article proposals should be submitted in writing and with patience. Self-addressed, stamped envelopes are not required, as they constitute too great a temptation for the editors.

Have a good week, everyone!

July 3rd, 2009

More unpacking and more pictures @ 12:25 am

Current Location: home
Current Mood: sleepy sleepy
Current Music: Pressure Boys

So, yes, I have now unpacked the memory card reader (actually a couple weeks ago) and can now post more pictures of my new place. I've had several groups of friends over to see it in the meantime. My current estimate of when I might get around to a housewarming is currently September. Some areas of the place are presentable (not at all because I hosted a meeting in my living room and needed space for the chairs...) The rest of the place is still full of boxes. My sister is coming to visit in August, though, so the project / computer / sewing / guest room will need to be seriously cleaned up by then so she can get to the bed! (No, you won't get to see pictures of the project room in its current state - no need to record that for posterity... as I snake between the ladder and some boxes to get out of the room.) :)

So, as it's been a while, here's the 'before' picture:

and here are a couple pictures of the 'after' state of the living room:

Have a sparkly and fabulous fourth!

May 13th, 2009

Yay vacation! @ 11:36 pm

Current Location: Home
Current Mood: stressed stressed
Current Music: Very Busy People - The Limousines

After a super-crazy month at work (with all the deadlines we could think of on our two projects in two months, save the one that got moved to next Thursday) I knew I'd need a vacation.  Good thing I had the foresight to plan to go camping this weekend.  I'm leaving Thursday to meet up with a friend and we'll head out from there, to the Yosemite area.  I could really use a break!  Hopefully after that, I'll be saner, and when I get back, I hope to start to get back to being able to do social stuff again.  I miss seeing everyone (and how many times have I said that this year - it's gets more true every time.)

February 17th, 2009

Pumpkin! @ 12:14 am

Current Location: apartment
Current Mood: cold cold
Current Music: Jazz on WWOZ!!

A friend and I decided to get together to cook dinner on Saturday.  He volunteered to bring various veggies, and we'd figure out what we're cooking once we got together.  He also volunteered to bring a pumpkin he'd had from his garden.  He didn't warn me that it was 10 or so inches in diameter!  That's a lot of pumpkin!  We ate some, I sent some with him, but I still have more in the 'fridge than will fit into my largest glass mixing bowl.  Guess what I'm eating this week! :)

January 1st, 2009

Happy New Year! @ 04:39 pm


Hello everyone, and have a very happy New Year! My year started off right, with more waltzing to live music with friends. Today I am spending much of the day baking cookies for Twelfth Night.

Wishing you all health and happiness in this new year.

December 26th, 2008

Holidays... yum! @ 05:47 pm

Current Location: SC
Current Mood: satisfied satisfied
Current Music: odd video game beeps
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I got to go visit my family on the East Coast for the holidays - the best present this year, definitely. We've made a lot of food (including several kinds of cookies, fudge (with marshmallow experiments!) and more. Yum! Holidays around my family are a good excuse to go nuts with the cooking and baking. It's all fun and tasty.

I hope you all are enjoying the holidays, with as many as you can celebrate packed in there!

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