Thursday, May 31, 2007

I'm money baby...

So, I'm off to Vegas yet again. With Blondie yet again. I think we are going to see how many times we can make it to the City o' Sin in a year (nov '06 to nov '07). So far he has been 3 times, and yours truly has been 2. This next trip bumps us up to 4 and 3 respectively.

We'll be there in June to celebrate Grandma S's birthday (Blondie's grandma on his mom's side), and celebrating with the majority of Blondie's family unit. Blondie is staying 5 days, I'm flying in for 1. That's right. 1 day. Fly in Monday, come back Tuesday.

I'm going to predict how my blog will sound when I come back from that trip: "OMG! Then it was 5 am and I was TRASHED! And I lost so much MONEY!" :)

One thing constant about me, is that I like my booze and my gambling.


Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Getting excited!!!

The Co-Creators of the Cutest Kid in the World (aka Mr and Mrs Pooh, aka my brother and sister-in-law) are coming for a visit this Friday! We have major plans, all of which involve NOT WORKING. Wooty woo!

In addition to the visit, Mr Pooh is graduating in 2 weeks with his MBA. Not only did he do this while working full-time and having a baby in there (technically Mrs Pooh of course had the baby - which I imagine is the hard part!!!), he did it with a 4.0 GPA!

Can't wait to see you guys (and a 2 week early congratulations!).


Thursday, May 24, 2007

Given the go ahead...

Finally. The news that makes me go Whee!

Brother R is a consultant for a major company. He goes every week, all week, to different cities working on various projects. This week he got named Chief Architect (in an of itself is a HUGE deal) for a project located in... wait for it... wait for it... SAN FRANCISCO!!!!

He will be here mid-June, approximately 1 block from my current work!

Can you spell party? Because I can: Y-O-U-R-S-T-R-U-L-Y-A-N-D-B-R-O-T-H-E-R-R (and blondie of course!!!!)

See you in June!!!


Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Milwaukee trip...

Somehow I left off some other GREAT news. Blondie is off to the land o' cheese this weekend to see his youngest brother graduate with his bachelors degree in electrical engineering! Blondie and his family will be going to Bro's senior design exhibit on Friday and then to Bro's graduation on Saturday.

Bro heads off to Arkansas on Sunday b/c Bro is immediately starting a PhD program at University of Arkansas in nanotechnology!

Congratulations Bro!!! A word of advice from someone older (not wiser, just older): if you don't want to be yacking your guts out on Saturday, avoid beer darts with the fam on Friday.

Party C, B2B, Graduating Shelby, and News that makes me go Whee!

First off, a 1-day belated big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the fabul-osio Party C! I wanted to steal Bbbb's idea and spell it out in naked people, but alas, I didn't have the heart. Happy Birthday C! The weekend was a BLAST!

So, this past Sunday was the Bay-to-Breakers race in SF. It's a 7.5 mile run from the Bay Bridge out through the city to the ocean. It's also one of the biggest party days in the city. There were over 60,000 runners, but probably 75% of them, just dressed in costume (or went naked) and pushed kegs/floats with kegs on them the entire course.

I saw more, um, naked bits Sunday morning than I've seen my entire life.

Me, Blondie, Party C, Wonderbutt, and Aussie B to name a few were also trashed by 8:45 am. Along with the 30,000 revelers that stood along the race route to cheer on everyone.

Shelby Shelbs is now the official "owner" of an MBA from 1 of the most prestigious MBA schools in the country! Congratulations Shelby!!!! We are so proud of you!

Unfortunately, I can't sure this news yet. But let me say, oh it's good. It's so good. When I get the official go-ahead, I'm going to post it immediately. Not being able to tell is killing me.

Happy summer all!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007


Training Dept Person #1: Today is my ex-boyfriend's birthday today. May he rot in hell.
Training Dept Person #2: No animosity huh?
TDP#1: NONE! I meant that in love.
The Birthday Weekend...

Since Blondie is being stubborn (to put it nicely :), I'll fill you all in on "The Birthday Weekend". You owe me Blondie.

Lessons learned:
1) Sweetie J often claims she is President of the Blondie Fan Club. IT'S TRUE!
2) Bartenders that seem mean to begin with often rock after a few beers.
3) We get more free drinks here in SF, than we ever did in the DFW metroplex.
4) Sweetie J makes a MEAN FRIED CHICKEN!
5) Party C makes MEAN BROWNIES!
7) Party C became the official Vice-President of the Blondie Fan Club.
8) I think that makes my title of the Blondie Fan Club "groupie".

On Friday, Blondie met me a little early, and we headed off to Union Square to get some drinks (i.e. about 5 beers and a shot). Bbbb met us there and imbibed with us for a bit. When it was time to head over to Sweetie J's for aforementioned fried chicken, we asked for our check at which point the bartender gave us all free shots (#2, #3 above).

On our walk to Sweetie J's, we got distracted. Mostly by Blondie showing off his Unabomber impression. Bbbb and I followed about 15 feet behind him and watched people practically dunk under cars to avoid Blondie.

Then we got distracted again as we walked through Chinatown. We got distracted by a bar and had to seriously talk ourselves out of stopping for "just 1 more drink".

Then finally! Sweetie J's!!!! Some of the best food I've ever eaten (par for the course at her house). Fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, cornbread, corn on the cob, homemade strawberry shortcake. Basically, "Heaven on a Plate". Or "Fried Chicken of Heaven". Or "Heaven in my belly".

Sigh. Can it be Blondie's birthday every weekend?

Then it was Saturday. The Actual Birthday. Bbbb picked us up and we enjoyed some tamales at the Farmer's Market. After the FM, Blondie and I hit the TacoBell/KFC (b/c god knows we hadn't eaten our weight in fried chicken on Friday night) for some grub. Bbbb showed back up around 3 pm with "presents" (#6 above). Party C joined us shortly thereafter with "presents" (#5 above) which made her title in the Blondie Fan Club official (#7 above). Needless to say, we got a little messed up and Blondie went to bed EARLY and SICK and A BIT GREEN.

All in all, a success! Thank you everyone who helped celebrate Blondie's Birthday! You all are rock stars!


P.S. I'd like to acknowledge Sweetie J's roomie for giving us the term "B Unit". Everyone needs a "B Unit" in their life.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

My apartment building is going to be on TV!!!!

So, it's not as good as *ME* being on TV, but I'll take it.

The pilot that filmed on our block was picked up by ABC and will be part of their fall line-up!

Everyone - I can feel your jealousy from here. It's not attractive. Maybe one day, your home will be on TV too.


Friday, May 11, 2007


Nah nah nah nah nah nah... You say it's your birthday....
Go Blondie, it's your birthday. We're going to party like it's your birthday...

Happy Birthday Chompers! I hope you have a great weekend!


Tuesday, May 08, 2007


Go Giants! Blondie and I went to our first SF baseball game last night and had a BLAST! The stadium is gorgeous, the beer was plentiful, the weather was insanely nice, and apparently, 9 run innings happen for the Giants. In addition to 9 runs in 1 inning, we also saw live and in-person, a bat break in half. I was laughing so hard that I missed the rest of the play, but what I saw on the replay on the giant screen was incredible.

Also, a big (5 day late) giant HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the most fabulous Mississippi Queen I know! Happy Birthday WC! I hope you had a great day with your cajun food and your Cakebread!

I'm kind of in a rambling mood today, so I'm going to tell a story that probably nobody will find funny but me. My cubicle at work backs up to the training department. There are 3 people in that department that are really good friends and carry on the most insane conversations you will ever hear. They discuss everything from why they sleep on their backs (right before they went anorexic, they realized that they could train their stomachs to sink inwards while they slept at night, but only if they slept on their backs) to news items (the kid that had 2 spiders in his ears).

Yesterday they got into a discussion about "Girls Next Door" - a show about Hefner's girlfriends.

Person #1: I hate that show. They are such ditzes.
Person #2: There's Holly. She's the main girlfriend. She's totally a ditz.
Person #1: And they are all TOTALLY fake blondes! TOTALLY! I hate that show!
Person #2: And Kendra. She's sporty. Who's the last one?
Person #3: Uh, Holly... Kendra... Who is the 3rd?
Person #1: Bridget! She's my favorite! Remember that episode where she got her cat shaved?
Person #3: I thought you hated that show.
Person #2: I thought you hated the girls.
... crickets chirping ...

Hahahaha. Another day in the life of my job.