Friday, September 24, 2010


I have a new computer! Finally, after only five years. My old one has been sub-par for a while but I've been ignoring it and ignoring it, because I mostly use my work computer anyway so it hasn't been a huge deal. But it's just too much now, it's taking like 5 minutes to load a web page, so that's just not going to cut it. So I just walked into Best Buy and picked out something, no more dawdling! I got a pretty good deal, and I felt like such a grown-up picking out electronics on my own (which is not something I do, I know way too little about them generally speaking). Maybe I'll blog more now that I have a properly working computer, too.

Feel free to ignore the rest of this post since it's pretty self-indulgent (to use a Simon Cowell phrase), but my grandma died yesterday. She was a pretty great lady and I miss her a lot. She'd been sick a lot the last six months so it's not exactly unexpected, but it happening now was still a surprise. She and my grandpa (who will be 92 next month) were married for 64 years, which is almost a retired person right there, and it blows my mind. I know she was ready to go and that makes it a lot easier, knowing she's so much happier now. But I still miss her a lot and can't really believe she's gone now.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

No work is awesome

Yesterday I quilted and had a Backstreet Boys music marathon. Today I went shopping. This is the best vacation ever.

Monday, September 20, 2010

No work! I celebrate with blogging

You know how gmail shows you a preview of what your emails say? For some reason they just switched and now instead of showing a preview of the latest email, it shows the preview of the original email in the thread, and I don't like that. Well it shows the preview of the newest one until you read it, and then it switches over. Does anyone know how to fix this? I can't see a setting for it anywhere.

Also, I had a strange dream that I was competing in Dancing with the Stars this season, despite the fact that I am not a star. And Larry David was the producer, and he was super mean! For the first show I was doing a dance to the song Steam Heat but I forgot my iPod so I didn't have the music I needed, and of course the show is live so I couldn't go home and get it. So we went online and tried to find it there but all of the song versions were too long for the show. I asked Larry David if he'd move me to the end of the show so I'd have time to get my iPod but he said no. And I was matched up with a lady professional dancer named Lexie, and I hadn't even met her yet even though it was the first show, so I didn't have any professional choreography or anything. I was really mad!

I know, this is the kind of quality posting you've been missing.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

I'm alive

Oh man, I did not post for the entire month of August! I'm a terrible person, I know. My only defense that for many reasons the lack of posting has been job related. Speaking of which...

Tomorrow is my last day at my current job! In one week I start at another firm in DC, doing financial regulatory work, which is what I want to do and I can't really do it full-time at the place I'm at right now. I'm nervous about starting somewhere new but excited to mix things up and have a new challenge.

My grandma has been in and out of the hospital for the last six months, and she's back in right now. It's been pretty sucky.

Yay for fall tv starting soon! I went through and reset my dvr so it's up-to-date for the new season, I didn't add too many shows to the mix but there are a few I want to give a shot. I'll try to post about them and let you know how I think the fall season in general is going. Not like you care, but at least it'd be a blog post!

I'm going to South Bend this weekend for a wedding, my fourth one there! This one isn't at Notre Dame though, the couple getting married is actually from South Bend, so at least it'll be a little different from the other weddings I've been to there.

Andy and I are doing the coolest thing ever in October. Well, it's two coolest things ever. We are going to the Beauty and the Beast Sing-A-Long at the movie theater the first weekend in October, and a few weeks after, the Sound of Music Sing-A-Long!! Try not to be insanely jealous. Oh wait, too late? I figured. I heart Belle!

You know what else I heart? Cal football! Sure, UC Davis and Colorado aren't the biggest challenges in the world but so far we're averaging 52 points a game so at least we're blowing out lesser opponents rather than squeaking by. So take that, people who predicted us seventh in the Pac-10. Ok, we're only two games into the season so maybe I shouldn't be saying that yet, but at least it's a good start.

Speaking of the Pac-10, I like the Pac-10. Not the Pac-12. And definitely not this whole splitting it into two divisions thing with the California schools not all together! One of the things I have always liked and respected about the Pac-10 is that we always play every team in our conference, which a lot of conferences don't do and I think it's kind of crappy not to. This ruins that! So that's a big reason why I don't like it.

I have all of next week off so maybe I'll be good and post more stuff then I've been meaning to talk about. Or maybe I'll just post about new tv! Or maybe I'll get distracted with my craft projects and forget all together. How will it turn out, so exciting!!!