Friday, March 17, 2006


I'm closing the office early today, because my boss just called and said we should be drinking green beer right now. Plus, I've got a road trip ahead of me and the sooner it gets underway, the better.

Over the course of the day I've developed the sick voice - the one that sounds kind of cool, but is really a result of a strange illness affecting the vocal cords. I used to get it once a year, and my old friend Courtney always told me she wished I would talk like this all the time, but it's really not much fun.

So I'm getting on the road now. Long weekend in a glamorous city. Oh boy.

Thursday, March 16, 2006


Thanks to SiteMeter, I just had that funny feeling one might have when one lives in New Jersey and finds that someone from southern California happened upon her blog today. Weird! I am sure it was purely by accident, but it's cool anyway.

Learning, or Tolerating?

This is that mentor program I mentioned a couple weeks ago. Don't the kids look thrilled?
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The Best of Both Brows

This is Melissa and baby Alexis. I can't even deal with those perfect little eyebrows! Posted by Picasa

Goody Neato Ginger Peach

I'm literally being pulled under my desk today. I have just wanted out of here since I got here, and thank god I am leaving in 15 minutes. Not that it's been such a bad day, but I have just had something pulling me out of here all day. Germs, maybe.

But I got my press release out, and that's all I'm good for anyway. I also bought a lovely dress on my lunch break which will make me feel much better going to a wedding with my boyfriend's family with a giant cold sore on my face. It's sort of Project Runway-ish actually. Very nice. Hopefully the jewelry will serve as a distraction. This is one of those times when I wish I could blend better. Being 5'10" doesn't help me.

But whatever I realize it's silly and it's probably not as bad as I think it is. Enough! I should get back to talking about cars or something.

Someone actually said, "goody neato ginger peach" to me today. And the strangest part of it is that it somehow sounded hostile. I didn't think that was possible. Of course, I don't think I've ever thought about "goody neato ginger peach," but still.

I think I'll go straight to bed when I get home. All I need is a book or two, and maybe some tea.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006


I'm going to try to post an entry that has nothing to do with my car. How about that? Everyone (and by everyone, I mean all the imaginary people reading this) sick of hearing about that whole ordeal?

So let's go on to the next thrilling topic: illness. I'm feeling completely loopy today as a result of what I guess is a cold, and the medicine I am taking. "MAY CAUSE DIZZINESS." By dizziness, they mean stupidity. I couldn't process a thought to save my life in the last 24 hours, and I am whiny and generally unpleasant. Oh, and I have a cold sore on my face, which added to the list makes me HOT. I managed to get out of both my meetings today, thank god, and out of going to Trenton tomorrow too. I think it actually makes more sense for me to be at the office tomorrow anyway since we're going to be fielding a lot of press calls. Win-win.

It's gone from balmy to blustery in NJ since yesterday, and in my state I really just want to be at home under a blanket. I was up early this morning to take John's car to be looked at (oh, no more about cars!), and I did have some time to whine (to myself) at home when I got back, so that's something nice to think back to all day while I sit by my drafty window at work. It was so nice having that window for the warm weather, but this stuff? Not so much. It's super windy, and that hurts my frigging face. Vitamins, start working!

This weekend John and I are going to his uncle's wedding in North Jersey. This will be the first time John has had to be in a wedding - he's reading something from 1 Corinthians I believe. He was really nervous about it at first, and not sure if he should accept, but I told him that his uncle's asking him to do it is a real honor, and a demonstration of how much his uncle loves him. It would be sad to say no. So he's doing it, and I can't wait to see that. I don't know if he's ever spoken in public at all, but it will be good practice for him because I am betting he's going to have to make a best man speech for his brother at some point. I was pretty terrified doing that for my sister, and I have to speak in meetings, etc. all the time. As a software developer, John doesn't really do too much of that.

I really, really hope I'm feeling (and looking) better by this weekend. I definitely don't need my cold sore memorialized in family photos.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Hoopty Needed

This really will be a quick one. My car situation has progressed, in that it's totaled, and in that I looked at a couple different options for replacements over the weekend. Right now my options are leasing a Chevy Cobalt (improbable at this point), buying a Honda Civic, or going into the realm of subcompact with a Honda Fit or Toyota Yaris. Cool little cars. Little, little cars.

But my real problem is what to do in the meantime. I can't rent a car every day because it's really frigging expensive, and I can't share with John all the time because it's just not practical (and because something is wrong with his car too), so I either have to solve this very quickly (which won't be possible if i want to go with the subcompacts) or find an interim solution, like an old clunker nobody wants for $500.

Check out the Yaris and Fit, though. Fun!

We had a Sopranos party at Rob and Crystal's last night. I brought the vegetarian meatballs and... er... gravy. It was a good time, and I can't wait to see next week's episode. The best theory I have heard so far is that what we saw last night was actually the end of the season, and the next episode will take us back in time.

OK gotta go pick John up at work now.