Thursday, September 25, 2008

You, M.D.

I feel awful. I've had a cough for a couple of weeks but today is the apex of my discomfort so far.
The cough has worsened, I can only take short breaths (I can't take a big deep breath without coughing), my chest feels congested and heavy and I have a little bit of pain like heartburn.
Before I go and do something erratic like go to the doctor I'd like you to take a stab at my diagnosis. Please also include your recommended treatment.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Random + Unexpected = Fantastic

This morning my very grumpy, ornery 50-something coworker called me into his cubicle. I thought, "oh great, I made another mistake and I'm screwed." Turns out he just wanted me to listen to his favorite song. I was thoroughly expecting Steely Dan, Chicago or Hall and Oates but I got in there and he was dancing and pumping his fist to some new Pink song. He even sang a lyric out loud. It was "I want to fight" or something like that. Hilarious!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Confessions of a hoarder

The battle against junk is the never ending story at my place. I can’t say, “never ending story” without singing it like the theme song of the movie. How bad did you want to be the princess when you were a kid? Yeah, me too. Did you hang a necklace on your head and get teary eyed over your impending doom? No? Oh, nevermind. Moving on…
On Saturday morning we donated a load of crap to the Goodwill. After that we went to my parent’s house for lunch and they were cleaning the garage. A few hours later we left with more junk than we gave away that morning.
Here’s the breakdown, did we lose or did we score?

Gave away:
6 blue wine glasses left in old apartment by crazy ex-roommate
1 annoyingly short scarf
2 Helly Hansen jackets in good condition but embroidered with a large philanthropic logo and never worn
1 homemade cave girl Halloween costume
1 coffee percolator without its cord
1 ancient Pyrex dish sans lid
1 terra cotta dish of unspecified purpose
2 bedding sets

Took home:
1 red fuzzy OSU Sooner’s golf club cover (disclaimer: I’m from OK)
1 black shelf
1 German rotating Christmas ornament thing w/ candles
2 boxes of Lake City Rotary 1999 golf balls
1 portable tool set
1 All Clad slow cooker
1 Polo fleece jacket
1 shoe box of old pictures from Jr High and HS
1 pistachio tin full of old notes from HS (funny stuff, BTW)
1 shoe box of old craft supplies

Now, before you vote that we totally scored I have to let you know that the All Clad slow cooker was ours to begin with. I let my parents borrow it a couple of weeks ago and just took it back. I think we scored but Dan thinks I’m a crazy hoarder. What do you think?

Friday, September 19, 2008

Happy Birthday Stacie

I'll call you, I promise.

Friday, September 12, 2008

And I would never name my daughter Bristol or Willow either

As I methodically search for a job I often come accross really appealing jobs for which I am not qualified. These jobs pay a lot better than my current one and require a lot more experience than I have.
So, I don't apply. Just sayin'...

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Vegas in 1000 words

Vegas in 10 words

Ditch Fridays
Michael Phelps, missed connection
Beautiful bachelorette Marissa

The Koivus

I figured sooner or later somebody would throw me a bone and send me pictures of Amy and Taylor's wedding. Click here to check them out.
See? It was fabulous.

Monday, September 01, 2008

"You stay classy San Diego"

Our weekend getaway was fantastic. It didn't start off that well though. We flew down on the dirtiest plane ever. I didn't want to touch anything. As if that wasn't bad enough, the guy sitting next to me was picking his chin hairs and, not kidding, sticking them to the window. He did this the entire flight. I was so appalled. It took awhile to shake it off and get over it. 

We got in early and spent the day walking around the Gaslamp District. The next day we went out to Coronado to check out the big hotel there. It was very nice.

The wedding was last night and it was amazing. It was one of those weddings where you're just amazed at the scale and expense of it all. The theme was almost exactly the same as ours. Trisha had enormous centerpieces with lemons and limes in them and the favors were lemon drops. I kept saying it was the same as our wedding but way better. Dan said it was our wedding plus $75,000.00 and I think that's an accurate assessment. 

I hate to tell you about this awesome wedding and not post any pictures. I had every intention of taking tons of pics but I just didn't follow through. I'll see if they have a website or something and post the link. 

Next weekend I'm off to Vegas to celebrate Marissa the bride-to-be. I'll make more of an effort to take pics, promise.