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Back from NY, NJ and PA

Mood: good
Weather: don’t know exactly, I’m inside

I’m back from traveling and everything worked out great. The only less then perfect part was the stripper for Heather’s bachelorette party was very very very lame. I don’t have alot of stripper experience but the dude was late and had no moves and was short. The bar was a fun place, it is a Philly club that I actually ended up knowing a few people at and we all had a great time. Navigating out of Philly based on my 2 year old memory of the streets was interesting and only resulted in a few near death experiences (Driver accelerating at a 3 foot high cement wall while I yelled ‘wall!’) I was also on the tipsy side but not all that bad. We made it back in one piece at 4 am and got up at 7 to go to the airport, got a tiny bit lost in NJ -home of the jug handle the stupidest thing to happen to road planning ever – but got the the airport in plenty of time.

To rewind (the bachelorette party was actually last) I had a great time with Bev on Thursday, we shopped and I peer pressured her into getting the cutest pink purse ever. It was very professional and smaller then her old lady (falling apart) purse so she can only carry one brick in it rather then 3, hopefully this also helps her back ache. I also shopped with mom and we did a little clean sweep of her side of the office in order to set up the computer I brought for her. We got a fantastic deal on a flat panel monitor and now she had a very nice set up with cordless mouse and keyboard, flat monitor, and new shelving so all the stuff that was cluttering the desk has a neat home. It looked so good on her side, they are going to get another shelf to match for dads side (I am being too geeky I know but I like organizing stuff). Thursday night it snowed so we relaxed and had dinner and watched TV and generally had family time.

Skiing on Friday was great, I didn’t fall at all and only a few undignified near falls. Not too bad for not skiing in 2 years. Josie, my sister, got half run over by a loony lady who was totally skiing out of control and whacked Josie in the head with her pole. Josie fell and so did the woman and then she screamed for a few min straight but she didn’t say what was wrong… eventually we found out her knee hurt so we went and told the nearest ski patrol person and hopefully she is ok but she really didn’t belong on that hill since she was so out of control. We got home pretty late, we watched West Wing on tivo, I have to get tivo now, and I got everything ready for the bridal shower.

The shower was very nice and Heather had a good time. Heathers mom drove down from Buffalo with probably the most loud, annoying woman I have ever met. I can’t even begin to describe her but it was so bad combine your best mental image using the following descriptive terms; loud, white trash, non-sequators, self centered and interrupting – that is her. We actually ended up laughing at her alot so it didn’t ruin the party. The party was reasonably small but felt full and lively so it was a fun time. After that we went to PA for the party and that’s the short version of the trip.

IN NY

Mood: good
Weather: gray

Here I am in NY, the trip was uneventful and the computer I had to check even seems to be in one piece. I tried to make plans with a friend I don’t see often at all but she is too busy or something, she didn’t even call me herself but Bev told me. Anyway, Bevie and I will hang out this afternoon and she might come skiing with us tomorrow and I enjoy spending time with her more, it’s just hard to let go of old friendships. I know, I did move to MN but that hasn’t changed my friendships with other people and I have a feeling that if I lived here I wouldn’t see much of her anyway. I need to see the grandparents and shop a little with mom.

Quick post

Mood: good
Weather: ok

I refuse to blog about not blogging but needless to say I have been breaking my ‘rule’ about posting. In the beginning, if I wanted to read any blogs I had to write in mine first… I have fallen off the wagon a little there :). Anyway, work and house are busy. I’m making headway with both and I’m actually almost done with round one projects for the house – last big one of the first batch is the built in shelving I want to do next month. I painted the kitchen and ended up shoveling the driveway and watching Project Runway whiling away the Sunday. Yesterday I finished organizing the bedroom we used to be in and now it is very functional as a dressing area. We watched the movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless mind and it was very very good and had us talking about it for atleas an hour after it finished.

Reading update – I’m 3/4 done with the Stand and enjoying it alot. I keep dreaming post appoloctic dreams now but I recommend the book. I am also listening to a new book, I forget the title but it is a Nora Roberts book, set in Ireland, and the main character is looking at the social impact and implications of myths and legends (and falling in love with the local bar owner). It is a good book to run to, fast enough to be interesting, not too taxing on the brain where I might loose all focus and run into a parked car.

Tonight I’m going to be super busy preparing for my trip because I’m leaving right after work tomorrow for it. I also need to call my friend Stacy here – she has a 4 month old baby and she broke her arm (her dominant one) and she is having a lot of trouble changing the baby one handed. I’m going to offer some babysitting time so she can relax a little because everything takes 5xs as long as it should.

so thats my life at the moment – I need to go do some work stuff.

I’m back

Mood: fine
Weather: snowed again but now it stopped

Wow, almost a whole week! Well number one, training is over but I had to catch up on the actual work I needed to do all week so last week was pretty busy. Hopefully this coming week will be more normal work wise. Wednesday night I’m going to NY for a friends bridal shower/battchrarette party and while I’m there I am going to see friends and family and go skiing (if they have snow). It will be a busy busy trip but hopefully fun. Lars is staying home so I’m sure it will be video games nonstop.

Yesterday I went house hunting with friend here. We looked at 5 houses in very cute urban neighborhoods but all the houses had at least one tragic flaw. One house looked great from the outside but when you went in the front door there was a VERY noticeable slope to the floor. You actually felt yourself going down or up hill depending on the part of the house. In the basement, there was a crater so I think the house is on a sink hole. None of the furniture was level, it was a very weird house and I don’t think anyone will buy it unless they plan on rebuilding the entire thing.

I am still trying to get the house in shape, I’m getting closer. Today I think I’m going to tackle the next painting task in the kitchen. We are also looking at buying an elliptical machine so that is on today’s adjenda too.

Training all week

Mood: ok but not wonderful
Weather: gray and just under freezing

I am taking over the job of a guy who is retiring so he drove down from the plant up north to spend the week with me. He is a cool old guy but I don’t think I should blog in front of him and he literally is sitting at my desk.

Gossip pool on my old work, you remember, the place was falling apart – well they laid off more people and mostly ones I liked. Mike, if you read this, come move here I have a job for you, no joke….

I think I’m going to do more tidying, our neighbors stopped by and I was almost embarred. I’m not compulsive but our mess just needs to get organized right then we will be good for a long time.