Friday, May 27, 2005

5 years later, just as goofy

Alex and I have been married for five years today. I can't say it feels like it was just yesterday, because it really does feel like five years. I think his time in optometry school had us counting down the last four years on the calendar. So I guess now starts the time when I sit back and let time fly.

I'm not going to get all sentimental or anything, everyone knows how much I dig being married to Alex. But I am going to post this picture... a picture which I thought would never see the light of day, but now I'm ready to share it because it's been five years and it's so hilarious. Please note the following things for maximum amusement:
* I'm wearing a tiara
* Alex is sunburned
* My eyebrows and lips are penciled in, much like those of a crazy person
* The pose we are in is so lame, yet showcases Alex's wedding band and conveniently leaves out my tattoo
* Remember that background from your thrid grade class photo?
* Nothing makes a photo more classy than making it all frosty and blurry looking.

Thursday, May 26, 2005

where would I be without TiVo?

As it turns out Ray and Alex's mom really enjoy Saturday Night Live and the Daily Show, so I feel very fortunate that we have about 3 weeks worth of both shows saved up on TiVo. It will be a lovely Bon Voyage evening.

In other news, there was a barbecue at work today. I ate a cheeseburger, salad, potato salad and an ice cream sandwich. Then I went back inside and painted my nails with Liquid Paper so it looks like I have a French manicure.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005


I made it through E3 and Alex's graduation weekend. The in-laws are still in town (9 days never seemed so long), I've got 2 more days and then I win a million dollars or some free time. Either would be swell.

My experience at E3 just made me want to take a hot bath, especially when I think of all those gaming bastards who inadvertently elbowed me or smashed their steamy, game lovin' bodies into me. I know they didn't mean it, but spending three days there helped me realize how important personal space is. I wasn't officially ready to punch anyone in the face until about 3:30 on the first day; it was then that some douchebag swung his backpack around to put it on his oversized, sweaty back and in his haste he included me in the process and gave me a nice hearty bruise on my arm. I had been at the Convention Center since 7:30 in the morning that day, so it was bound to happen at some time. I was very proud of myself for not getting my panties in a bunch for the first 8 hours I was there. Speaking of panties, there were some booth babes who were only wearing underwear. I tried to get a picture of them but my dignity got in the way and I couldn't muster up the strength to point my camera in their direction. I did however take some pictures of the Anti Booth Babes.

they rock my world.

I got really dizzy, I looked at lots of video games and I went to the fancy pants PlayStation party and got to see Jimmy Eat World, Camp Freddy and the crappiest band which had the potential to be the best band, Mini Kiss.

Then I came back home and tried my best to put on a happy face, despite being a mess from airline travel and a convention center full of moving lights, because Alex's family was all in town and in my living room. I won't go into details about entertaining family because I'm sure everyone understands and writing about the past 7 days wouldn't really make for compelling reading. Let's just say I'm thankful that I don't have enough vacation to actually take this week off.

I do however wish I had more time to write more about a GAP member who confessed having a crush on me, dinner with my friend Beret and her son Jack, visiting my old pals at CTG and how I realized I forgot the tickets to Alex's graduation after his mom, Ray and I were already on campus and how Julianne and Max saved my ass, but now it's time for me to fix the coffee for tomorrow... Ray made decaf instead of regular yesterday and OHHH THE HORROR. To quote Ray himself "WHA? What the HELL? WHAT the Hell?" (proceed to smash cup on counter)
I leave you with this picture of Ray taking a picture of me taking a picture of Ray.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

110 and tennis courts

Here I sit in the Marriott Los Angeles awaiting a big day of shooting (with cameras, not guns) at E3 tomorrow. I think that the nerdfest convention would be a lot more fun for me if I wasn't coughing up a lung or could breathe through my nose.

From my window I can see the way to the 110 and a bunch of tennis courts.

Thursday, May 12, 2005


Due to some sudden and unavoidable addictions to Katamari Damacy, Ape Escape and It's-It ice cream thingys I just haven't been posting at all. And there's been some pretty good stuff to write about, like the woman who sat behind us at the theatre and cleared her throat for the entire 2 hours and 30 minutes. But I don't have time to tell everyone about some crinkly, dry old lady who needs hard candy when there are monkeys on the loose!

However, I did find time to dig up a photo for this week's Photo Friday challenge - Space.
sfo - bos
I never got around to posting my photo from last week's challenge on here, but it was Action. You can check it out here (I'm somewhere around 500). Heck, you can even cast a noteworthy vote for me.

Someday soon I will stop eating ice cream and playing video games, then I'll start a bonfire and y'all can gather 'round while I tell you about my rafting trip, my very first attempt at Shinteki and how very excited I am that we are only days away from Britney Spears' UPN debut. I am shivering with anticipation.

Thursday, May 05, 2005

coffee break

Today was the first time in about 6 months that I had coffee at work. What made me sad, besides the fact that I have to drink decaf, was that I had to go all the way to the other side of the building to get milk. Free milk. But what made the walk worth it was this sign on the free milk fridge:
Do NOT take milk cartons from this refrigerator.
Continuing disregard for this policy will result in the discontinuance of free milk.

But then I found a better sign in the kitchen where I brewed the coffee:
Please turn off the coffee pot when there is a small amount of coffee still in the pot. This will prevent the bottom of the glass pot from burning up or the glass flying into someone's eyes should it burst.
Also, don't forget to turn off the toaster oven. We don't want a fire!
Thanks for helping out with this!

I don't know who put those up, but they are right, we don't want a fire... we want a toaster oven. I couldn't find one anywhere.