Monday, August 26, 2002

We went to the CNE this weekend! Just like I hoped! We saw the Eukaneuba Superdogs, about 10 minutes after we arrived. It was OK. I ate cotton candy. It was very sweet. I petted a sheep. Its hair was very thick and woolly. I also petted goats, a chicken, a llama, and a donkey or two. I put money into a machine that made a duck play the piano. Kenneth did the same thing to make a rooster shoot baskets. It's kinda cruel, but it's fun. It was a long day but a good day. It was expensive though. $75 down the drain. Of course, $20 of that I lost at Crown & Anchor. What a goof I am.

Tonight's our final baseball game. I'm hoping and praying that we have enough players. We've got 7 confirmed. It would suck if we had to default our final game! Update: Brett just phoned and he can make it tonight. That makes 8 players, which is definitely enough. And Brett's a great player too, so we may even have a chance to win.

Thursday, August 15, 2002

I want to go to the CNE this year. I think I'll go on August 24 or 25. I want to see the Eukaneuba Superdogs, eat cotton candy, and pet a sheep. I want to stay there till after the laser show is over. It looks neat. Maybe it would be better to go on an Air Show day, but it's so crowded then, plus you feel like you really *should* be watching the Air Show when all you really want to do is go to the petting zoo and pet some goats.

I think the Woodbine race track should put its programs online, so that people don't have to shell out $5 to buy one. The program is an integral part of the betting process, and they make you pay $5 to get one! I think it's a travesty.

I can't believe I haven't posted since April.

I actually logged on here to delete this blog, since it gets so little usage. But then I saw how cool it was so I decided to keep it. Yeah, right. It's not cool, but I like it. I like being Lara Croft from Tomb Raider.

I can't believe it was snowing last time I posted! It's like 28 degrees outside now and has been sweltering hot for days.

Tuesday, April 02, 2002

I am totally mad at Wil Wheaton right now. That jerk pulled an April Fool's joke on me! I even went home and told my husband he was going to be on Enterprise, only to have my hopes and dreams dashed this morning. Sigh.

It's snowing like crazy outside right now. Big, fluffy flakes. I love that kind of snow, but really, it's not supposed to be happening in April!

Do you ever wish your eyes were like digital cameras so that you could post things that you see on your weblog without having to find a camera, take the picture, and go through the hassle of uploading it? I do.

Sunday, February 17, 2002

Clearly, I am not a prolific blogger. That's OK, though. There's probably nobody reading this anyways.

To catch you up since last time, I decided to stick with the old job. The risk was just far too great that I would absolutely despise the new one. I'm going to keep my eyes open though, and keep my options open. It was a big stress there and now that it's over, I feel much better. I've also got renewed motivation to perform well at the current job. This is a good thing.

This week I went to Cincinnati on a business trip. It was actually a good time! Kenneth drove me to the airport Monday morning and I arrived in Cinci around 11 a.m. Phoned my manager and arranged to meet at 2. Lazed around in my hotel room until noon, when I met Eran and Lee for lunch. Sandra was supposed to join us but she had an MEI emergency come up so she couldn't. I had a very bizarre Phad Thai for lunch. It was nothing like real Phad Thai, but it was tasty enough. I really wanted the Spinach Artichoke dip but I wasn't sure it would satisfy me in a meal-like manner. Now I've been craving that dip ever since. I should've just ordered it. After all, it was paid for by the company, so I could have had both it and the Phad Thai. Oh well. Anyways, then I met my manager, and we went over the presentation. Then, there was about an hour break before the meeting began, so I lazed around in my hotel room some more, and called home.

The speech by Rob was a lot better than I expected. Then we had a nice dinner, and afterwards, Chris (head of the social committee) convinced me to go out with the group for a few drinks. The group ended up being 4 of us. Me, Chris, that guy with the goatee whose name I can't remember, and Dave Walton. Chris knew the waitress and so she gave us a free pitcher of beer. :) We got home around 11pm. I thought I wouldn't be able to get up to go to the gym but I woke up spontaneously at 6:22 and went and ran 3.5 miles on the treadmill. I was so proud of myself.

The next day was pretty good as meetings go. In the evening we had a served dinner which was really nice. Then we held the Olympic games. It went over really well! Everyone seemed to have a good time. We even had lots of turnout. It was Mardi Gras that day (or as they call it in Cincinnati, Fat Tuesday) so for the after hours event a group of us (maybe 30?) went to a local bar called Red Fish which I guess is New Orleans themed. Tim (the big Kahuna) opened up a tab so we all got to drink for free. The bar closed at 12 (what's up with that??) and a hardy group of us (about 10-15) went on to another bar called the Have a Nice Day Cafe. It had a dance floor and we all danced. It was really fun. I got free drinks all night and got rather drunk. It's been ages since I did that so it was really nice.

Since my return I don't have too much to report. We went to see A Beautiful Mind last night - very enjoyable film. I was pleasantly surprised, I guess I was expecting it to be a bit melodramatic and drawn out. It was a little melodramatic but not to the extent I'd been fearing. I liked Russell Crowe's performance but I was constantly distracted by the mole in the middle of his eyebrows. How unfortunate for him.

Spent the day cleaning and moping around today - the inlaws are coming to visit tomorrow. For 10 days. Can I say ugh?

Tuesday, February 05, 2002

This is my first blog posting ever. Knowing me, I'll be all gung-ho at first and get tired of it after a few weeks, but hopefully not.

I'm at a crossroads in my life today. I have to decide whether or not to apply for a new job (inside the same company, but a new job). It would be a promotion. That would mean more money, but also more responsibility. I don't really like responsibility, but I like money. I might not like the new job. I'm not thrilled with the old job, either, though. It's quite a dilemma. I'm completely on the fence. Yesterday I was leaning towards keeping the old job, but today I think I'm leaning towards going for the new one. There are just so many factors to consider.