Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Reason to be scared

They do attack, I knew it!


I seem to end up behind this Porsche Cayenne on the way to work about once a week. It's hard to distinguish from this picture but the license plate says PORCHE. Is this person so pretentious that they have to let everyone know that the car is a Porsche (like the Cayenne wasn't clue enough)? I have never been much of a Porsche fan but if I had a $50,000+ 6-cylinder souped up Porsche, I wouldn't drive it like a complete wanker.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Blue Lake Union

It's a beautiful Sunday afternoon in Seattle.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Foamy Configuration

Someone has been playing with the foam characters on my desk and set them in this lovely configuration. Aren't they funny!

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Everything Jewells

Think you know me? I have written a quiz about me, can you ace it?

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Can you Ace my quiz?
Let's Find Out!

St. Patrick's Day Fun

You're 70% Irish

You're very Irish, and most likely from Ireland.
(And if you're not, you should be!)

A lighter shade of green

You Are Teal Green

You are a one of a kind, original person. There's no one even close to being like you.
Expressive and creative, you have a knack for making the impossible possible.
While you are a bit offbeat, you don't scare people away with your quirks.
Your warm personality nicely counteracts and strange habits you may have.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Beautiful Seattle Sunset

My Beer Personality

A fun quiz considering that I LOVE beer and tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day! :-)

You Are Guinness

You know beer well, and you'll only drink the best beers in the world.
Watered down beers disgust you, as do the people who drink them.
When you drink, you tend to become a bit of a know it all - especially about subjects you don't know well.
But your friends tolerate your drunken ways, because you introduce them to the best beers around.

Field Report: Bathroom Habits

I moved to a new cubicle two weeks ago. I am adjusting to the new spot and actually like it more than I thought I would. The main drawback is my close proximity to the bathrooms. I hear the toilet flush what seems like hundreds of times each day. And it's surprising to me some of the things that I have noticed about the bathroom habits of my colleagues. Some notes that I have made:
  • The men turn the bathroom light off when they leave the bathroom, the women do not. (This also turns the fan off, which I thought most people appreciated in a bathroom.)
  • My male colleagues visit the bathroom more often during the day than my female colleagues.
  • There are more conversations in the ladies room than in the men's room.
  • I have noted that several of my male colleague will divert their plan of going to the bathroom if they see someone else entering the bathroom before them . They will do something else and enter the bathroom a few minutes later. There is room to accommodate more than one so it makes me wonder if they have performance anxiety?
  • The drinking fountain (located directly between the 2 restrooms) is used by the men more than the women. (This may explain the reason for additional trips to the bathroom.)
Well lunch break is over now. Back to work. Happy Friday!

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Black and White

Cupcakes in the lunch room, Yummy.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Midday Silliness

I had lunch with 2 co-workers today and the conversation centered around funny things from the world wide web. Upon returning to the office we forwarded numerous links and funnies to one another which immediately induced a small fit of the giggles.

Just when I was starting to be productive again I stumbled across my new favorite website youparklikeanasshole.com. We were laughing uncontrollably while looking at these pics. There are some real idiots out there! And what perfect vengence to get back at the parking-challenged drivers out there. We have all been there - you walk out to your car and find that someone has attempted to park next to you but has messed it up so badly that you are sure a 5-year-old was driving! Now you can snap a picture and post it on this website. I can't wait till someone parks like a jerk near me again!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

True Friendship

I received this email from a friend today and loved it. He said that it was a perfect description of our friendship and after reading it I would have to agree. Enjoy!


"True Friendship"
(With none of that Sissy Crap!!!!)

Are you tired of those sissy "friendship" poems that always sound good, but never actually come close to reality? Well, here is a series of promises that actually speak of true friendship.

You will see no cutesy little smiley faces on this message just the stone cold truth of our friendship.

1 . When you are sad -- I will help you get drunk and plot revenge against the sorry bastard or bitch that made you feel that way!!!

2. When you are blue -- I will try to dislodge whatever is choking you.

3. When you smile -- I will know you finally got laid!

4. When you are scared -- I will rag on you about it every chance I get!

5. When you are worried -- I will tell you horrible stories about how much worse it could be until you quit whining.

6. When you are confused -- I will use little words..

7. When you are sick -- Stay the hell away from me until you are well again. I don't want to catch whatever you have.

8. When you fall -- I will point and laugh hysterically at your clumsy ass!

9. This is my oath..... I pledge it to the end. "Why?" You may ask? "Because you are my friend".

Friendship is like peeing your pants; everyone can see it, but only you can feel the true warmth.

And remember....when life hands you lemons, get some tequila & salt and call me!


I may have to install one of these on my patio. :-)

Monday, March 12, 2007

Self Feeding

A long overdue posting to the cutest nephew in the world file; he is feeding himself now! Uh oh!

Not worth much

Well if this is true then I am way off from quiting my job to become a full-time blogger. :-)

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

My personality type, not so rare

I took this and never expected that this quick 12 question quiz would acutally come up with the personality type that I have been told that I am, but it did. WOW!

Your Personality is Somewhat Common (ISFJ)

Your personality type is stubborn, conservative, trustworthy, and caring.

About 13% of all people have your personality, including 18% of all women and 7% of all men
You are Introverted, Sensing, Feeling, and Judging.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

QotD: Wise Words

Vox Question of the Day - What's one of your favorite quotes?
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."

Originally posted on my Vox site. Full post moved here September 7, 2010 in anticipation of Vox's closing.

An Immunity Booster Smoothie

Just what the doctor ordered.

Monday, March 05, 2007

QotD: Recess!

Vox Question of the Day - What was your favorite game to play at recess in grade school?

I was a big fan of hopscotch and tag when wanting to play with others and made a b-line for the swing set when I felt like being alone.

Originally posted on my Vox site. Full post moved here September 7, 2010 in anticipation of Vox's closing.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

QotD: Chores

Vox Question of the Day - Which household chores do you most/least enjoy?

Chores I like - grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning, dishes

Chores I hate - laundry, ironing, taking out the trash

Originally posted on my Vox site. Full post moved here September 7, 2010 in anticipation of Vox's closing.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Good Luck Paige!

My sister is once again exhibiting at the San Diego Spring Home/Garden Show this weekend. Her theme this year is Went to a Garden Party, which she describes as:

All the colorful flowers are invited to a festive shabby chic gala. The setting is white so the dress will be in brightest hues to show off floral finery at its best. Whimsy and sparkle are the words of the day and the most important thing is to have fun!

Her garden is finished and ready for the grand opening gala this evening. My brother, Mike, and our parents will be with her this evening to celebrate her achievement. I will be with her in spirit and I know that the show will be perfect.

Are you wearing a daffodil today?

I just switched the calendar at my desk from February to March and noted that today is St. David's Day. I had never heard of St. David's Day but a quick Wikipedia search revealed that St. David's Day is a feast day to celebrate the patron saint of Wales and held on the 1st of March every year. So I continued reading and discovered these other interesting things about St. David's Day.
  • It is celebrated on the 1st of March in remembrance of the death of St. David in 589.
  • It was made an official national day of celebration in Wales in the 18th century.
  • It is never celebrated in conjunction with Ash Wednesday. So in 2006, members of the Roman Catholic church celebrated it on February 28th and members of the Anglican Church celebrated it on March 2nd.
  • It is not a bank holiday.
  • It is tradition to wear a daffodil or leek on your clothing.
  • The Flag of Saint David is often flown on St. David's Day.
  • It is not a celebration of my brother, even though he generally love able guy! Sorry buddy!