Saturday, January 31, 2009

Should I Send Some to Arkansas?

A note found with craft supplies in a storage area at work.

Thursday, January 22, 2009


Today I was re-christened. This is an e-mail that a colleague who is recuperating at home from a major surgery sent to another colleague who is handling her job while she is away.

At the moment this resident doesn't ring a bell but 2 Percocet may have
something to do with that. You may want to check with Ass-Marie.

After I wiped the tears of laughter from my eyes and could see again, I also noticed that this colleague was responding to an e-mail I had sent SEVEN years ago. Percocet must truly be a wonderful thing.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Yes We Can!

In honor of today's inauguration I give you this song by Laura Love. This was recorded in Ohio back in October when she was on the stump for Obama. Kevin and I got to hear her perform this back in November (post-election) and it has been stuck in my brain on and off since then. It is a little long but it gets going around 1:23and is worth a listen, particularly through the second verse. A happy anthemic song for a bright new day!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Study Break Randomness

I haven't been doing much that is super blog worthy lately. Dinners out with a few good friends which have been nice. Closet organizer construction with Kevin. Work, school, run, blah, blah, blah. . . So until I do something exciting I shall post a few pictures from the last few weeks.This was Snoqualmie Fall four days after the river crested during the floords. Standing on the viewing platform we got completely soaked from all the spray.
New Year's Eve wasn't very exciting because I was on day two of unpleasant intestinal illness. We managed to sell the tickets to the party we were going to go to but couldn't get out of the hotel reservation so we went to the hotel anyway. It was a great little boutique art hotel in Downtown Seattle called Hotel Max. Original artwork from local artists in all the rooms, modern and funky. A walk to the corner and we could look down the street to see the Space Needle fireworks. One of the touches I liked the most were these two: The Pillow Menu and The Spiritual Menu.

We didn't utilize either because the pillows were comfy and plentiful and my spiritual needs can pretty much be met by a plate of french fries but I still like the idea. Maybe if we stay again we can order up an extra firm and a reading pillow with our Bhagivad Gita and Book on Scientology.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Maybe I'm Old Fashioned . . .

While out at the mall yesterday I ran across these lovelies in the toddler shoe section.Yes, that is right. You heard me. . . toddler. To find them online I had to go to the baby section.

Never mind that the little buggers have trouble walking as it is without throwing in a tiny heel. That's a whole separate issue. These shoes are perfect if you want your little girl to grow up to work on the pole or be a "contestant" on Rock of Love. Her first wee tiny whore shoes. Strappy lucite heels on a baby (which the website calls a "fancy touch to this polished look" )! What is wrong with our world where we have to have our little kids grow up so soon and be sexualized so early? My First Stripper Pole can't be far behind.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Oy Vey

Pretty sure this quarter is going to kill me. Five days in and I am already frazzled. Started with a textbook debacle that ended up with me purchasing two complete sets of textbooks for both classes (don't ask) and is currently at 10:45 p.m. with another LONG chapter of tax to read and 16 homework problems to do.
I am going to go curl up in a corner now and whimper softly to myself.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

You Say You Want a Resolution?

It is that time of year again. Time to take stock, reassess and set goals for the upcoming year. I definitely have a few items I would like to check off the list this year.

Running Goals:
1. Set a 5K PR.
2. Run a total of 650 miles.
3. Complete a half-marathon with no walk breaks.

Health Goals:
1. Lose the pounds so that the weight on my driver's license is no longer a lie.
2. Make sure to have all preventive health and dental services I am supposed to have this year.

Personal Goals:
1. Go one place in state I have never been before.
2. Go one place out of state I have never been before.
3. Pay off a minimum of half my debt.
4. Complete my bachelor's degree.

I will check back on these in six months and see how I am doing. Best of luck to all of you on your goal setting!