Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
The birthday festivites continued on Sunday with M and I waking up at 5am to go to the Rocky Mountain Balloon Festival. It was worth it! After that, I got a free chair massage at my aunt's spa party, and some presents. Then I went to Bonefish Grill with my family, aunt, uncle, and baby cousin. I tried a pomegranate martini--it was so good. I really felt like a birthday girl! Dinner was amazing, and I even had peach pie for dessert at home with the fam. I got a bottle of wine from my aunt and uncle, and my mom gave me new perfume, a new tote bag and case, and new makeup. And my cousin Jessica said she would give me a free birthday haircut. Yay! All in all, it was an amazing weekend!
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
I was shocked.
I thought back to all the times I had complained to M about lacking motivation to do my stories or dreading of interviewing people. It would seem like a routine--I would get an assignment, slack off, do said assignment last minute, exhale with relief, bill my boss, and then repeat. Every month. Lately I questioned whether I truly enjoyed said job or if I just didn't like writing about technology. Perhaps this is some sort of answer to my questions.
The pro is that now I am free and I can look for other writing opportunities. The con is most definitely not having the extra paycheck every month.
My boss said to keep in touch, so after my post-shock haze, I e-mailed him thanking him for the opportunity to work with him, and suggested we keep in touch. I also e-mailed the new contact, and expressed to her I want to keep working for them.
I don't know what the future holds, but maybe this is God giving me a kick in the butt to motivate myself. Who knows. He does work in mysterious ways, right?
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
L: i dunno. i wouldn't do the drugs or anything. but i like the laidback attitude. how about u?
me: i wouldnt' do drugs either but idk, being a hippie might be fun to experience. not dreadlocks or anything but wearing peasant-y skirts and walking in the creek, and sleeping in tents in the grass
L: yeah! i like the peasanty skirts part and walking barefoot. where'd u get this idea?
me: just thinking about different experiences, and how it's refreshing sometimes to just change up your life. and boulder has alot of hippies but i didn't see any today. i was just thinking of paris and how changed i felt with life when i came back and how i appreciated the little things--like my shampoo.
L: yeah..oh really? i didnt' know u guys had hippies
me: yeahhh totally boulder is filled with them
L: well for me it was nyc water. cuz costa rica water and paris water left my hair tangled
me: so i was just thinking, being a hippie would be a change, it would make me stop and smell the roses and just go with the flow and get outside my head
L: yeah. totally
Do you want to be a hippie?
Today I walked to my desk to find Matilda's leaves all droopy and weak, and her one strong growing bloom shriveled with a few dead leaves. Her soil was really dry too. I told myself not to panic and I gave her some water ASAP. But, I am panicking. I mean, I was doing SO well. AND to make matters worse, I just bought her a new pot this weekend at Lowe's for $1.87. She was getting so big, I thought it was time for her to be transplanted and even set aside soil from my parents house to put in her new pot.
I would say she's in critical condition; all I can do now is keep watering her, give her some sun, and hope she bounces back.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
- Tomorrow is payday
- Today is already Thursday!
- I think Matilda is ready to be transplanted...her leaves are OOC!
- The sky is so pretty today
- I wish I had a job where I didn't have to be inside 24/7 (at least not during the summer)
- Tea is good for the soul
Monday, August 11, 2008
Since the parentals are out of town, I helped out and did Andrew's back to school shopping this weekend. It was kinda crazy because I ended up going to Walgreens, Walmart, Target, and Office Depot. BUT it did get done, and I spent less than $60 too. Impressive. I know. I always loved back to school shopping as a kid because I got to get new supplies and a new backpack and lunchbox. I thought it was the coolest thing. Don't get me wrong, I still love it, for it brings back good memories. But, I never realized how much of a pain it can be too. The lists the teachers create are very specific. I had to get an 8 count of Crayola washable markers. Not a 10 count, not ones by Roseart, but that specific brand and everything. Now I know why my parents never really cared when we went shopping--they just wanted to get 'er done.
On Friday M spent the night and we watched the Queen, the movie with Helen Miren in it. It was good, but I guess I was expecting it to be more dramatic. Meh. Either way it was a free movie, as I had rented it from the library. We ate Domino's pizza and had a good time. It was nice to have the company.
On Saturday we raced to the movies and caught the 11:10 showing of Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2. Because we made it before noon, we only had to pay $5. Sweet. The movie was so good! It seriously is just like the first one in that it makes you laugh and cry. I can't wait till it comes out on DVD. I plan to see it with mi madre again soon. After the movie, I went to the pool and swam for an hour or so and then went to the mall. I got a skirt, shirt, and pair of flip flops at New York & Company. Then I headed home and watched the movie 21 with Hailey, our golden retriever mix. The movie was pretty good. We had it just lying around in the basement from Blockbuster. Good stuff.
On Sunday I went to church at Immaculate Heart of Mary, did school supply shopping, and met up with S for boba tea at Lollicup. S tried a cherry-flavored slush with boba for the first time and liked it. I got a passion fruit slush with boba instead of the mango kind I got last time. It was really good. They have so many different flavors and I learned that you can get boba added to flavored iced tea too. I think next time I'm gonna try to add jelly in mine instead of boba because they even have mango jelly or three colored jelly, etc. It seems cool. Anyways, after Lollicup, we headed over to Casa Bonita. M and Kristen had never been there so it was fun to show them around. The place is just as I remember it, with the scary caves, the cliff diver, and the free sopapillas. Afterwards, I continued my quest to finish school supply shopping, and went to Walmart, Walgreens, and Target. And I went to JCPenney's too. I saw a cute skirt that was on sale for $10, but I think I could fit into a smaller size so I didn't get it. I figure I can always go back for it if I really want it. Oh, and I rented Definitely, Maybe and watched that with Hailey last night. It was a cute movie. I would watch it again. That's all I did this weekend. I didn't realize it but I watched a movie a day over the weekend. That like never happens. I usually don't watch movies very often. I like it.
So far today has gone well. I caught the early bus because Hailey woke me up at the ungodly hour of like 5am, and then again at 6:30am. Finally I gave up and got ready for the day. It's really quiet here today. I can't complain, especially because it's already almost lunch time, which means I'm halfway done with work for the day.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
- Go Saki Bombing--I've never done it and I'm curious to try it
- Get a mani/pedi
- Go to the Rocky Mountain Balloon Festival!!!!!
- M and I went last year and had to wake up at the crack of dawn to get out there but it was so cool and we got alot of cute pics and even got to go up in one! So it could warrant a repeat performance
- Have a Spa Day with the extended fam
This is all I have so far.... more to come!
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Sunday, August 3, 2008
M was totally excited, and I was happy to make it for her as a belated b-day gift. I still have to get her a card and stuff, but I'll make it a priority soon.
What prompted this you might ask? Well, this week of her b-day, one of her co-workers asked her what she wanted for the birthday luncheon. Yes, her work is that cool that they have b-day luncheons. Anyways, she said she wanted peach cobbler or any kind of cake. Well, then later on that week or something, she asked me if I could be a dessert, what would I be? She obviously said she would be peach cobbler, to which her dad said it was because she's "wholesome." LOL. After thinking about it for all of like a minute, I said I would be a cupcake because I'm sweet. (insert gagging noise here). I know, that's a cheesy answer, but I really do enjoy cupcakes! I even poised the same question to S while we made brownies. He said he would be cherry pie with really good crust. Of course my mom agreed with that answer--she loves cherry pie.
Saturday night I spent time with B and friends. We grilled out and played rockband. It's such a fun game! Although I suck at guitar, it's too much coordination I think. Haha.
Sunday was good times as usual. It was our last jazz in the park weekend, which was bittersweet but still fun. S made it and he brought Max! It was exciting. Josh came with Kristen and Jake even made it, despite this 40 mile hiking trip. And John, Ashley, and Eliana came too! We made our 7 layer dip which was soooo freakin good, and had cherry limeades--the perfect summer drink. It was a great way to end the jazz in the park stint. I look forward to next summer!