Monday, July 30, 2007

Long Weekend Sadness

The weekend, it is complete. Alas, my heart yearns for the days of non-work related activities already. *Sigh* I will persevere. I must carry on. Kerry's birthday was a blast. She was a very spoiled girl if I do say so myself, and she absolutely deserves it for having to put up with my shit on a regular basis. I'm glad that we enjoyed ourselves and celebrated the day of her birth in style. Saturday saw us helping the Hicks move and also attending the P-town reunion party. Glad that only happens once a year, it's hard on the non-drinking among us (or should I say, those of us who can't drink very much and then suffer hangovers with contemptuous loathing). Ha ha. I'm excited to say that my STORM won on Friday night over Indiana. They suffered a bitter defeat last night to San Antonio, but I felt like we really came to play some ball, so that's totally fine. Here's to another work week. "The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one" ~Oscar Wilde

Thursday, July 26, 2007

It's my Friday!

It's Thursday in the usual work world, however today is my Friday. Tomorrow is Kerry's birthday so I'm taking the day off to celebrate her parents bringing her into this world so that I could share her life. Isn't that pretty freaking awesome. Nothing too exciting to post, so this will be pretty short. Tiffany and Will are moving this weekend, shout out to them and their new house. Jana is having the yearly p-town reunion party at her parents house on Saturday night, so we'll be moseying over there for some drinks and good times! Um, I think that's it. Happy Thursday.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Couch Potato, Couch Potato!

Happy Monday peeps. I'm actually awake for once so an interesting (well somewhat) to follow. Here was my exciting weekend, to catch everyone up. Went to the Hicks house on Friday night to help with some packing in their getting ready to move to their first ever purchased house. We went out to dinner at E9, and ended the night watching Stir of Echoes and playing a little Scrabble. Yes it's true, geeks walk among us. Saturday morning! I eagerly anticipated the arrival of HP7. No, not a super fast computer machine from the 90's, but Harry Potter, book 7. It arrived at 9:30AM, however by then I was already safely ensconced amongst the sofa cushions watching the rest of season one of Veronica Mars (If you have not seen this show, I recommend it, as was given to me by two friends from work). I was skeptical at first, but seriously at the end of season 3 (this year), I will be sad to see that it has gone. So after, let's say, 5 hours of watching Veronica Mars, I then decided to jump into HP7. I will not bore you with the details of my reading. Needless to say I was too invested in the book to even make dinner, so I ordered pizza. 7 1/2 hours later, the book is finished and I am sad that I will never be reading a NEW Harry Potter book ever again. I did make up for Sunday's pyjama hangout by playing soccer on Sunday. It kind of counts, right?? "Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light." ~ Albus Dumbledore (HP3)

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Inspired by life

Happy Hump Day Wednesday everyone. Hopefully the middle of the week is treating everyone well and all that. It is another rainy day in the Emerald City, however this is not very shocking or disappointing. I realize its summer, and it should be all things sunny and warm, but seriously. It's been hard to cool off lately, so I'll take a grey day as a respite. (Besides, this means my lawn might become more green and without me having to remember to water it!) Soccer game last night, we lost, but we played pretty well, so I don't think the score was reflective of our playing per se. We had one girl not show up, so if we had had a sub it might have gone better. Bad news though, I managed to jam my ankle down while playing so its pretty sore today. Hopefully its not re-sprained, but I'll keep everyone posted. So I officially signed up for my second gym membership yesterday. I now have a gym membership down in P-town as well as in Seattle, so there is no excuse for me not to work out. My new plan involves me doing some sort of cardio (at least) every day. It is better for me, helps me lose weight more, and keeps me in an agreeable mood. (Yes I know, it doesn't seem like it, but working out seriously battles the bummers). Tiffany and Will bought a house, for those of you who didn't know. I'll be helping them with some packing this weekend, but they officially close on Kerry's birthday (July 27th). Big shout out to the new homeowners. Their place is pretty cute. Rambler style, with a big backyard, plenty of playing room for two active kiddies. Although moving sucks in general, I know they will be happy owning their own place. I know we are! "I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself." ~ Maya Angelou

Monday, July 16, 2007

Gardening with Cisco..or not!

Happy Monday everyone! So in reference to the title of my post. Those of you that know me, yeah, not a green thumb here. I'm pretty sure that if you gave me a cactus, I could kill that inside of a few months. Seriously. We got some pretty plants for our housewarming, where are they now you ask? DEAD, all of them dead, lying in a compost pile at Pierce County Garbage somewhere. Although one item survives, the red flowers in the hanging pot that Kendra gave to us. Everything else in that pot is dead and brown, but that red flower lingers on, so its still hanging up. We have since retired the other pots to the garage to be replanted at a future date... I installed edging this weekend around my flower beds (or random plant beds as I prefer to think of them, as they have no actual flowers in them). Red scalloped brick edging in the front. The backyard decorating to be tackeled at another time. It turned out pretty well I was excited about finally completing the project. I've been bugging Kerry with the idea for, oh I don't know, almost two months now. I definitely learned what to do differently for next time, but am pretty happy with the results. I'll post pictures after I have them taken (and figure out how to insert them into this blog). Incidentally, I played soccer on Thursday, Friday, and Sunday-and even managed to work out with John at the Y on Saturday. Today I'm feeling pretty healthy, although not so buff. Joining my 2nd gym tomorrow. Go me! "Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it." ~Plato

Monday, July 09, 2007

Peeling..but not apples.

Happy Monday y'all. That's right, I typed y'all. It's okay, you will recover. So the weekend was pretty good. Kerry and I broke in the new barbecue by having some friends over on Saturday night-Tiff/Devan/Kendra/Ray/Trina/Linda/Chellie/Matthew and us and the cats. A good time was had by all, I hope?!? Seriously though, I feel really blessed that I have such awesome friends, even the ones that did not/could not attend my barbecue. So here's the thing, when we were out on the boat on the 4th, I of course got burned by the sun. Yeah glowing thing up there in the sky, rarely seen here in Washington, its like one of the wonders of the world to us. Being the pale ghostly creature that I am, I of course applied sunscreen as directed by various medical experts. Alas, to no avail, I was not screened from the sun. I was made tomato red, and then funky brown as my skin started to peel up. Yes that's right, I look like I have some skin fungus of course! I "force" peeled my face so it wouldn't be all gross from work, the shoulders are coming along on their own though. I played soccer on Sunday, and applied sunscreen before the game, and during 1/2 time. Have to say it worked much better that time around. After soccer though, I went home and prepared some BBQ'd steaks, a cesar salad and some wine for my darling wife. It was a good day. Goldmember: [picking skin off his back] Ooh yesh. Yesh yesh yesh yesh. This is a keeper. Dr. Evil: Aaaall right... you're not going to put that skin in your mouth, are you? Goldmember: [eats piece of skin] Dr. Evil: You did... ok... that's just gross. [Mini me cringes and shakes head] Goldmember: Yesh, salty. Yesh that was good.

Friday, July 06, 2007

Friday, it's a real Friday, woohoo!

Happy Friday everyone- Not sure about the rest of you, but this week has seemed pretty long to me. Granted, we had a day off in the middle of it, but its kind of like a teaser day. As Vicky pointed out to me, we get two Fridays this week (Yeah!), but we also had two Mondays (booh). I hate Mondays, seriously. My job isn't horrible, I like it well enough, but I get a little nostalgic for the weekend starting on Sunday night. That's too early to be bummed out! Fourth of July, Kerry and I joined Kendra, Ray and Trina on their boat out at Rife Lake. We had a great time, tubing in the hot hot sun. Expectedly, we all ended up with sunburns. Mine still hurts today. Oh, and I'm having a hard time lifting my arms above my head from the combination of muscle soreness (holding on to that tube takes a lot of work) and sunburn. After the lake, we headed to my mom's house for some BBQ. After that we were supposed to join the Hicks family out at Fox Island, but everything took too long that day and we ended up not making it out there :( I did get to join the Hicks for an awesome Indian dinner last night however, and it was grub stuff. If you are ever in Tacoma on 6th street, we recommend Gateway to India, Northern Indian cuisine. Scrumptious. Weekend starts today. We're having peeps over tomorrow for a BBQ on our new grill, should be fun times. xoxoxo J "Liberty is the right to choose. Freedom is the result of the right choice." ~Unknown

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Touching Tuesdays.

Happy 3rd of July everyone. Yes I know, the third you say, scoff at my randomness, I however will embrace it as always. (well mostly, as long as I'm not in a self deprecating mood...then heaven help everyone and their cell phones-I'll need in house counseling). He he. Not much to report as of today. They are actually going to let us leave early for the holiday, so that's pretty exciting. My wonderful spouse and I will be attending a Storm game tonight, we are playing LA, so it's the huge cross-town rivals thing (well cross-western-states rivals thing anyway). So this is my 4th day on the Alli pills. Do you know what those are? Alli is: "the only FDA approved, over-the-counter weight loss product". Basically..its a fat blocker. Now, I was concerned because if you read up on this drug, it has some potentially nasty side effects (euphemistically referred to on the site as treatment effects). But so far it has been okay for me and nothing so disgusting that it can't be dealt with. I'll keep everyone posted as to how it goes. Have a great 4th of July! "Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and success of liberty"~John F. Kennedy.