Sunday, September 17, 2006

Progress (on several fronts)

  • Finished my presentation for my conference--my first presentation with the new uni affiliation
  • Went to 2 social events this weekend-one with friends from work and a second with people in the neighborhood.
  • Have things mostly in order for an out of the country trip--woo hoo!!!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006


I've seen this one around lots of places. . .

1.Where did you take or get your profile picture? I don't have one.
2.What exactly are you wearing right now? Off-white sweater, khaki pants, brown shoes, glasses.
3.What is your current problem? No real problems at the moment--I'm in a good place after a stressful summer.
4.What makes you most happy? Laughing with my friends.
5.What's the name of the song that you're listening to? Something by Tasmin Archer, don't know the title.
6.Has anyone you've been really close with passed away? My dad
7.Do you ever watch MTV? Sometimes--I check in on the real world everyone once in a while.
8.What's something that really annoys you? People who don't read directions and then ask a really dumb question (Yes, in this case, there is such thing as a "dumb question".

Chapter 1:All About You
1.Middle name: Procrasination
2.Nickname(s): nothing I can put here
3.Current location: East of the Mississippi
4.Eye color:blue

Chapter 2:Family
1.Do you live with your parents: No way!!! Are you crazy????
2.Do you get along with your parent(s): Sometimes
3.Are your parents married/separated/divorced: My father passed away 14 years ago. My mother has remarried.
4.Do you have any Siblings?: 1 sister

Chapter 3: favorite...
1. Ice Cream: Dove's Brownie Affair
2.Season: Fall/Spring
3.Shampoo/conditioner: Matrix Curl Life

Chapter 4: Do You..
1.Dance in the shower:No, sounds dangerous.
2.Write on your hand:Never.
3.Call people back:Yes
4.Believe in love: ?
5.Sleep on a certain side of the bed: nope, I am wherever I land in the biggest most comfy bed.
6. Any bad habits: A bit of a control freak, obsessive about neatness, and quick to judge people.

Chapter 5: Have You...
1.Broken a bone: No.
2.Sprained stuff: No.
3.Had physical therapy: No.
4.Gotten stitches: No.
5.Taken Pain killers: Yes, from the dentist.
6.Gone SCUBA diving or snorkeling: No, but I would like to.
7.Been stung by a bee:Yes and I swell up like the Michilin man.
8.Thrown up at the dentist: No, but I have anxiety attacks just thinking about the dentist.
9.Sworn in front of your parents:Yes.
10.Had detention:Yes, I skipped school to go to a university library to finish a research project. What a nerd!

Chapter 6: Who/What was the last
1.Movie(s): The Da Vinci Code
2.Person to text you: SS3
3.Person you called: Ann
4.Person you hugged: DA
5.Person you tackled: Haven't done this.
6.Thing you touched: My coke can.
7.Thing you ate: Jambalaya
8.Thing you drank: Coke
9.Thing you said: see you later
10.Friend you miss the most that has moved: My friends didn't move, I did and I miss them all!

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Happy Blog-iversary to me!!!

I year ago today I was sitting in front of my computer on Labor Day and I decided to join the blog world.

How much has happened since then and how fun it is to look back through the archives!

Monday, September 04, 2006

'Fitting in' in New City

One of the toughest things about taking a new job is finding a way to fit into New City. However this weekend I feel like I have made some progress:
  • Sunday evening I had my very first dinner guests in my new home. We had a great time and good food. I have the very best porch in the world for drinking wine. :-)
  • Tonight I was invited to dinner by neighbors and also met other people on my street. They were super nice and I really enjoyed talking with them. Hopefully I will get to know them all better as time goes by.

In other news:

I bought a dining room table today--unfortunately I picked out a table that was not in stock and now I have to wait approximately 6-8 weeks for it to arrive. Oh well, I don't have 6 friends yet to seat at my new table--so now I have a goal--make that many friends before the table arrives.

DA is coming to visit this next weekend--we have a paper to write. She will be my very first "official" houseguest--looking forward to hosting her and spending some time with her.

I have an RA--what am I supposed to have said RA do right now--I'm so unsure of what the expectation is and honestly I am not organized enough right now to even know what I need done at this point. This will be my point to ponder tomorrow morning before my afternoon meeting.

I set up my wireless today---and it works--now I just need to figure out how to go back and make it password protected so I am not sharing with everyone in the neighborhood.

Looking forward to a productive week....