Thursday, April 30, 2009

Denver for a day. And no steak and eggs.

Wah. Good Client meetings though!
I return to RDU around 11:30pm this night.
I've got a flight out to MSP at 8:35 in the morning.
I consider just sleeping in the airport.

He failed us tonight.

Not first or second place for the first time ever. I was late to trivia. That must have been the reason.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Monday, April 27, 2009

DH. Finally, some satisfaction.

Ah, DH tonight. Plot advanced. Hooray. Orson, you thief!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Sunday Sunday

I have this feeling I am supposed to be doing something but I don't know what.
Quilting? Scrabble? Fixing computer. Futzing with iTunes. Er, er, errrrr. One of those errrrrrrrrr days.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Rollerblading with Barb

My rollerblades are from 8th grade. No kidding. Time to update.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Cookie Monsterette

I was a little Miss Piggy today. Ate like 1/2 a soccer ball birthday cake (no, I didn't steal it from a kid party or anything). I also had some cookies.

Saw Gran Torino tonight at the $1.50 theater. I like me that place.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Fruity Pebbles and Loafers

Junk cereal and dancing.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Damn DH.

I was so excited to watch DH tonight.
So pissed off when it was a throw-away episode.
It was a sweet story about the neighborhood handyman, but no plot advancement, damnit.

Least I had some Fruity Pebbles to go with it.

Sunday, April 19, 2009


Hal made us soup.
And rented a kind of depressing movie.
But it was fun.
I stayed awake for movie.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Carrot Sticks

Ventured to Hillsborough this afternoon to plan "Family Fun Day" for the North Carolina Carleton Club with Bengt (newly appointed co-chair) and Kari.

I was especially charmed by Kari's daughter Alison who assisted in the planning and provided a list of ideas

1)water balloon basketball
2)treasure hunt
4)carrot sticks


Friday, April 17, 2009

A Buck And A Half

I learned that there's a movie theater down the street from my new (well, it's new to me) apartment that's very inexpensive. Folks would tell me "Yeah, it's a $1.50" I took that to mean that it's inexpensive, not necessarily $1.50. I was delighted when I got there to learn it was actually $1.50 to see a movie that's not in most theaters anymore, but maybe not on DVD just yet. That's perfect for the "Films I Meant To See" list.

Anyway, saw this sweet film

And then saw "Kickin' Grass" a bluegrass band that features the sister and brother in law of my good pal Barb. ""Bitches Ain't Shit" was playing in the car ride down and it was decided that Kickin' Grass should cover that song.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

More cupcakes.

It's 11:45 PM. Roommate is making cupcakes.
I am in bed but am roused by the aroma and the memory of Diane's baking.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

What's the currency of Iraq?

Another win at Trivia.
And, thankfully, car did not stray from parking space.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Steak and Eggs Hooray

I have to go to Denver for my job. Lately. A lot.
There are definitely highlights like products, and my most recent favorite, Steak and Eggs at Panzano (the restaurant at the hotel where we stay).
But, when I have to go to Denver and back in one day there is no hotel which means no products and no breakfast. Unless I land at 8:15 am and my first meeting isn't until 10:30.

This was the case today.

Mmmm, Steak and Eggs, hooray!

Monday, April 13, 2009

I love you, man (and mom).

How can you not love a film that features a VW and a wedding with Carleton colors (Blue & Maize)?

The only thing missing was a Scrabble scene or something.

Last night in Durham with my mom. She liked Southpoint.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

This is the first year in a few years I knew it was Easter before I showed up at Target and got pissed off that it was closed and wasn't opening at noon.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Jelly Bean Salad

Not being a cook, I am often relegated to tasks such as setting the table, doing the dishes and, as was the case the night before Easter, making the salad. The salad fixin's were up to me so in went some jelly beans. Which don't really taste that great doused in Balsamic Vinegar. Ew.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Mommy! and Pizza Night #15

Mamalama in town.
I am pleased with myself that I can tell it is the flight from Connecticut coming through security before I see my mom. My Connecticutdar is fully functional.

It's Thursday.
We have pizza at Pucinella's.
I am counting this as Pizza Night #15, tho the tradition does seem to have been abandoned.

My mom is in town for few days and she'll need my car to get around while I'm at work. It's been a while since she drove a stick shift though so we practice in the parking lot. I'm not liking this feeling one bit. Hmmm, a little bit of insight into life as parent, I guess.

We watched "Seven Pounds." My mom is not a fan. Way too heavy.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

My Jetta Went All Herbie on Me.

Anyone who has walked with me from my car knows that I'm a bit obsessive about making sure the car is locked. I look for reassurance by asking the question "Did it beep?" (it beeps when it locks).

So, when I left my car at a parking garage in Raleigh I was damn sure it was locked. But, what I didn't realize was that it was not braked.

I was walking to trivia from parking garage and then realized I had forgotten to bring a cooking pot that Diane asked me to return to our friend Mary that night. This was the second time that night I almost forgot the pot).

When I got to the parking garage, I noticed a Jetta, much like mine just hanging out in the driving lanes, perpendicular to traffic.

Holy Shit!
That's my Jetta.

It was a surreal realization. The Jetta had rolled into another car.

I was not thinking particularly clearly so I pushed my car away from the other car (I mean, I'm a strong girl) but then realized that getting in the car and just driving it was probably a better idea.

Amazingly, there was no damage to the other car. This was verified by an honest second party.

That stressed me out and I had a few extra drinks at trivia that night. And, we did not win.

Thank goodness for that pot.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

I miss you Papene Nana.

My grandma liked to return things (like toasters) and she loved to clean (vacuumed the garage). Incidentally, I saw "Sunshine Cleaning" tonight.

Monday, April 06, 2009

While the rest of the state watched the game.

Diane and I gabbed and had Bella Monica.
Go Heels.
Not convinced I'm a fan?
I wore light blue shorts to the gym the next morning.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

I got framed.

Full Framed, that is.

At the Durham Documentary Film Festival "Full Frame."

Screened (doesn't that sound high brow? I screened this film. I mean, really, I just watched it) a film called "The Cove." What's the difference between a film and a movie, by the way? Film sounds snobbier, for sure.

The review promised I would never think about seafood in the same way again.
Not really true for me, since I never liked it in the first place.

Anyway, the Getter of the Tickets was annoyed about having to pay a convenience charge and then having to print the tickets at home (that's not very convenient) so he arranged to get real will call tickets. Since my blog is pretty much my digital scrapbook, here's the ticket.

Friday, April 03, 2009

The Week and The Deck In Review

Early morning e-mail from boss's boss about me working on a deck.
Errrr, not a good day.

8:30 PM Meeting with boss and boss's boss to review deck.
At work until 11:30 PM revising deck.

Supposed to fly to Denver on the 2:00 flight. The 5:00 Flight. The 6:00 Flight. Flight is first thing Thursday morning. That means no steak and eggs.
Work on deck until 9:00 PM
PUB QUIZ -HOORAY FUN and we win (I was very very hard up for fun)
After pub quiz, on the phone with boss at 1:30 AM talking about all the other stuff that's gone haywire because we're all focusing on the deck.

Wake-up at 4:30 am.
Fly to Denver.
Deck Presented.
Order steak for lunch with Clients.
Fly Back to RDU.
It is inhumane to fly me across the country and back in a day on 3 hours of sleep. I'm actually OK with "ambitious itineraries" but this one, not so much.

More catching up on everything that wasn't addressed because of the deck.
Go the gym. Undo all that work on a chocolate chip Waffle.

Work Week Over. Hoorayzzzzzzzzz.