Wednesday, July 30, 2008

All about VACATION...

Flying all night sucks, especially when about 15 minutes after the plane takes off, it hits you that you never followed up on a task you assigned to someone else (a new someone else) and are pretty sure that the item that needs to happen in 3 hours isn't going to happen b/c there will be no paperwork to support it.

And then you land and turn on your phone and sure as shit, there is voicemail asking where all the paperwork is.

And then you have to run around O'Hare frantically calling back certain people and walking them through verbally what needs to happen and swearing up and down that the new someone else will submit after the fact paperwork.

But then it's over, and vacation has officially started, and ahhhhhh, it's worth it.

We made a trip for a day to hang with the V's in IN. We had a blast. Their new home is beautiful, and they took us on a tour of an LST which Blondie LOVED. Then they took us to the casino, which Yours Truly LOVED, seeing as how I walked away with over $230 in profits in an hours time. THEN they took us for BBQ - Blondie about cried in gratitude, and after that, we picked up the mixings for margs before crashing in front of their fire pit and making S'Mores. All in all a blast.

The next day we made the trek back to KY to visit the fam. The Cutest Kid in the World had the entire family cracking up as she attempted to drive her pink Power Ranger jeep, and then I had everyone cracking up as I attempted to fit Shugs' motorcycle helmet over top of my gargantuan head. I braved a ride on Brother R's motorcycle, we had a BBQ with the whole family, I think The Cutest Kid In the World bonded with me (FINALLY!), we enjoyed the heat, and we played many rounds of cards/games. It was sooooo good to visit again!

This week has been catching back up at work. Oh Yay. My favorite thing. Tonight we are off to celebrate Bbbb's new job, and his final week of "easy getting to work job" before he heads off to south bay to work. Pedi plans with Party C on thurs, and then many many many hours of sleep this weekend.


Wednesday, July 23, 2008

V. A. C. A. T. I. O. N!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Smart people... stupid ideas...

Party C and I decided that it would be a fabulous idea to drink 5 bottles of wine between the 2 of us yesterday. I'm sweating wine today.

So things have been trucking along here in SF. I moved offices last week, and my new office has these things called "windows" (my old office did not have those; and by that I mean, ANYWHERE ON THE ENTIRE FLOOR). I love the "windows". Natural light is my friend.

My new office also ditched the dress code we had, so I'm back to living in jeans for the first time in 1.5 years.

Also, Blondie and I decided to take some much needed vacation! We leave this Wed night for a weekend of hanging with various family. I'm pretty psyched about it, and really really really really really ecstatic about having 4 days off from work. WOOT!

I might have more good news on the job front coming up - I'm actually looking forward to going to work tomorrow for 2 reasons:
a) 3 day work week
b) I have to find out what's going on with a certain someone I work with - I heard a rumor on the elevator out of the building on Friday and need to confirm what the hell is going on (the rumor was a good one!)

That's all for now - I have to go back to sweating wine now. Apparently it's my full-time job today.


Monday, July 07, 2008

Happy 4th!

Happy 3 days late anniversary to the fabulous Mississippi Queen! Hope you guys had a wonderful day!

The 4th was actually a completely crap weather day. Blondie and I got up and went for brunch in our hood. We sat there for awhile batting ideas back and forth about what we wanted to do, but finally decided to head over to the de Young museum in GGP to see the Chilhuly exhibit. The walk over was nice, but it was *completely* misting outside, so we were soaked when we got there.

The exhibit ROCKED though. Dale Chilhuly is a glass blower, and the exhibit was his glass pieces. It was insane. I felt like I was floating underwater the entire time.

I also felt like I was going to fall the entire time and take down millions of dollars worth of glass, so yeah, that wasn't the best. But I didn't fall!

After the exhibit, we wandered through the rest of the museum. I, of course, had to laugh at all the penises in the Oceania exhibits - I laughed until I realized they were all fertility statues, and I need to back away ASAP unless some of that power rubbed off on me.

Then there was a brass band playing in the music area afterwards, so Blondie and I chilled there for awhile. We listened to Yankee Doodle Dandy like 5 times in a row before we left to head over to the Inner Sunset for lunch.

All in all, it was a great day - even the rain didn't put a damper on it.

On Saturday it was much nicer. We met up with Shelbs and Bbbb, and their siblings to see the Fillmore Jazz Festival.

Yesterday was spent fighting off "Sunday Dread" - it's been much worse since my boss left 3 mos ago, and now, after turning down my other job, it was in FULL SWING yesterday.

Hope everyone had a great weekend. Yay for 3 days off in a row!