Sunday, November 29, 2009

Panaramic picture

Panaramic view of the courtyard at the Staples Center.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Ashburn Sports Pavilion

Yes, you are hearing correctly. I am going to the gym. Yes, right now. In 5 minutes.

I know, I know, you are saying "sure you are, just like you did for months at a time before".

I am. Gotta get started sometime and that time is now. And yes, I did call in sick today and stayed home. Still, I participated in 2 hour-long conference calls. So I am entitled.

Going to the gym. Bye.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

belated F My Life post (should have been yesterday)

"Today, I was laughing at a story of a girl who had dropped her cellphone in a hottub and ruined it. As I was feeling pretty good about myself, I then realized that my cellphone was in the pocket of a sweater that I had just thrown in the washer 20 minutes prior. FML."

Yeah, cellphones are one of my have-to-have-the-greatest "toys". I have to have one of the latest and greatest. It's techie to me, so I have be up there.

Having this happen would absolutely suck.

Of course, the greatest cellphone service provider in the world doesn't get the iPhone, and that sucks also.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Steelers in LA!

Even the mighty Steelers are preferred by the Guiness Book of World Records!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Last week in Hollywood / Los Angeles

was a blast. I believe my #2 son also had a great time.

The Lakers game was fantastic. The aura and climate of the Staples Center just rocked, it was more than I expected. (and they crushed which made #2 son very happy)

We had some down time while we were there (I'm not made out of money), but all-in-all it was a great mini-vacation.

And I made sure to touch the Pacific Ocean when we drove out to the beach. More later.

Monday, November 16, 2009

LA Staples Center

outside the Staples Center for the Lakers game last Thursday.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

F My Life Wednesday

"Today, I found out that my friend uses pictures of me to motivate her to work out. They are accompanied by sayings such as "you don't want to turn out like this." FML"

Now that's just wrong. Friend? I doubt it.

Happy Veteran's Day!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Sesame Street - more

Here was Google's header for yesterday:

Happy 40th Birthday Sesame Street. It is actually 40 years today.

and so it continues....

Happy Birthday Sesame Street and wishing you many, many more.

Monday, November 9, 2009

It's almost vacation time....

2 1/2 more hours at work and I am outta here! Caio, see ya later, gone.

Okay, I'm really not going anywhere until Wednesday. Tomorrow is my pack day and pick the last minute things day.

Yes, I am doing the good mom thing. I am taking son #2 to Los Angeles to see a Laker's game.

Yes, the whoooooollllllle way across the country. East to West coast trip. Can't wait.

Other than the Laker's game, we have no idea what we will be doing. Does anyone have any good ideas (cheap good ideas - Lakers' tickets alone are outrageously expensive).

Let me know.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Personally, I prefer dark chocolate

You Are Milk Chocolate

A total dreamer, you spend most of your time with your head in the clouds.

You often think of the future, and you are always working toward your ideal life.

Also nostalgic, you rarely forget a meaningful moment... even those from long ago.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

more Sesame Street

Here is today's Google page header:

I absolutely adore Oscar the Grouch. He was more realistic to me than most of the others. Wow, what is that saying about me?

So my hubby left Thursday to go hunting. He will be back tomorrow. Then I got an unexpected surprise in my ex calling and saying he would take the boys this weekend since he couldn't last weekend. I am totally alone.

It rocks!

Last night was awesome. Yeah, you think I partied it up, but you would be wrong.

I went and had some beers around dinner time. I was home at 8:00pm. I did nothing. I watched a couple episodes of Law and Order and was in bed watching TV by 10:00pm.

It was soooo awesome. One more night to go and then everyone comes home.

I couldn't have asked for a nicer day. Haven't had this in a long time.

How's your day?

I am smart

or so they say.

You Would Be a Smart Celebrity

You're already very well read and curious about the world. So why would that change simply because you got famous?

If anything, with more money to devote to traveling and charity, you would be even more worldly.

Even though you may abhor most celebrity causes, you'd probably have a cause of your own if you were famous. You just care too much not to.

You'd be a celebrity in the mold of Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Brad Pitt, and Matt Damon.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Prayer and Happy Birthday!

First, pray for those involved at Fort Hood. How absolutely horrifying! This didn't have to happen. My thoughts are with you in Texas.

On the flip side, HAPPY 40th BIRTHDAY SESAME STREET! Thank you for the memories. I grew up learning my numbers with the Count, watching Bert & Ernie's right and wrong, the funny Oscar the Grouch, and of course, Big Bird and Mr. Snuffleupagus.

Happy Birthday!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

F My Life time again

"Today, I found out that my best friend and the guy I had a crush on for 2 years are getting married. The worst part is that they've been dating for 2 years in secret, and just came out about it now. I've been telling her for 2 years how much I like him, and she's encouraged me the whole time. FML."

Wow, that would really suck. Can you say Adios Amiga?

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

NaNoWriMo? supposedly...

Yes, supposedly my alter ego / personality signed up to do NaNoWriMo. Again. I think the total word count I got last year or the year before was like 76 words. Total.

Just for the record, I have surpassed that this year. Right this very second, 3 days in, I have 1,514 words. I am on a roll.


Maybe, hopefully, I can actually double that number before the week is out. Wow, that's a lofty goal.

Wish me luck (and why oh why did I ever start this?)

Monday, November 2, 2009

this past friday's fixins

um um good. That's Red Robin for those that can't tell by my sort of fuzzy picture.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

What kind of a book am I?

Absolutely not true. These quizzes lie! I strongly dislike (notice I didn't say hate) Sci-Fi and Fantasy. Give me murder and horror!

You Are Fantasy / Sci Fi

You have an amazing imagination, and in your mind, all things are possible.

You are open minded, and you find the future exciting. You crave novelty and progress.

Compared to most people, you are quirky and even a bit eccentric. You have some wacky ideas.

And while you may be a bit off the wall, there's no denying how insightful and creative you are.