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Date:2005-03-31 12:43
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I finished reading "The Notebook" Tuesday. I wasn't too excited about the book when I bought it, but once I started reading it I was quite taken with it. The characters were very easy to grow attached to and the bond the author created between them was very real. If you intend to read this book, have a full box of tissues next to you as soon as you reach the middle of the book. Whew! I don't think a book has ever made me quite so emotional before. Very high marks from me!

I know I said I didn't want to see this movie, but I am considering it now. Even though the actors that were chosen to play the parts of Noah and Allie aren't who I had envisioned, I think it would be interesting to see how close the movie is to my own vision of how the movie should be done.

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Date:2005-03-29 08:59
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Mood: contemplative

think this whole Terri Schiavo thing is crazy. If something were to happen to me where my brain was in a vegetative state and the only thing keeping me alive were feeding tubes, please don't let me stay that way for 15+ years. If I don't come around within a year I want to be disconnected. I don't want my life to be a burden to anyone else. No matter how badly my parents or husband or kids object, I want to be disconnected. What kind of life is that for my loved ones? I don't want them to have to keep vigil over me as a vegetable. Go remarry, move on, be happy. I don't want to be remembered that way.

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Date:2005-03-28 15:56
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Mood: content

I finished a wonderful book this weekend. "Lovely Bones" by Alice Sebold. It's been around for a little while, but I just got around to reading it. The story grabbed me from the very first sentence and wouldn't let me rest until I finished the book. I never wanted it to end. It was heart wrenching, chilling, gross, funny, romantic and at the end, in spite of the fact that I didn't want it to end, I was fulfilled. Go get the book. I hope you loved it as much as I did.

Yesterday I started "The Notebook" by Nicholas Sparks. I don't want to see the movie at all. I just want to sink into the words. And again, I already don't want to put the damn book down.

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Date:2005-03-23 13:34
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Mood: weird

I love Sesame oil. I love the smell of it...the taste of it....I just love it.

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Date:2005-03-22 14:15
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Mood: happy

Joseph accidentally took a plastic cap gun to school on Friday. He was nearly expelled for it. Thank goodness for his teacher who knows that Joseph just doesn't think sometimes. He's a good kid, and I know he didn't mean to bring that thing to school. Or did he? He doesn't own a cap gun, so where did it come from? Hmm...

Even though Joseph is grounded for all of spring break, we still decided to go to Kings Dominion on Saturday anyway. The tickets were already purchased and arrangements had been made. It just made more sense to postpone his punishment by one day. (By the way, for those of you who frequent KD, You will save $15 per ticket if you purchase them online. $31.99 online or $45.99 at the park, you be the judge.)

That kid has no fear, whatsoever. This was the first time that he had been on a REAL roller coaster and he didn't scream at all. Not even once. Instead he would yell "Woo Hoo - Righteous! Righteous!" He's such a nut. He practically dragged Jason to the fee fall. 309 vertical feet in the air, falling at 90 miles per hour. He ate it up. He has a real sense for adventure, which explains a little bit of why he gets in trouble all the time. Maybe we have found the appropriate outlet for his energy. Too bad amusement parks cost so much money these days. It really is a shame!

Damn - my boss just brought me the car title I ordered for one of our VP's. The Postal service decided to shred it! ARGH! Now I have to go call Washington State Licensing again. Ciao for now!

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Date:2005-03-11 13:41
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Wow - my workload has increased two-fold. Gotta love it. The only drawback is that I don't have as much time to write with K. It will still happen, I'll just have to take it home to write.

My cousin and her son are coming over on Sunday. She's bringing me her Giselle. I have a feeling I spelled that wrong. Anyway, I can't wait to use it. Maybe then my weight loss will improve. We may also go to the St. Patrick's Day Parade in DC. It depends on when she gets to the house. The parade starts at noon so I guess we would need to leave for the Metro around 10:30 AM. Why so early you say? I would like for the kids to have a good place to stand in order to see well. Besides, the train stops so often that it almost takes an hour to get into the city anyway. We could drive and it would take 20 minutes to get there, find a parking space and plant our butts, but I don't want to deal with road closures and all that bullarky that goes along with a parade.

It's FRIDAY! And I am off to Duron and Sherwin Williams to pick up wall covering samples for my office. Ciao!

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Date:2005-03-03 09:02
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Mood: distressed

I'm dreading 10:00 AM. That's when my co-worker Jenn comes back from San Diego. She's been out there since Friday afternoon with the "Annual Meeting." She entrusted me with overseeing the management of all the meeting rooms in the building while she was gone. Everything was fine all week, until yesterday. That's when something not so bad turned into something terrible that I couldn't fix. *sigh* Uuugh! I am so not looking forward to this upcoming discussion.

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Date:2005-03-01 15:22
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Mood: bored

It's been a while....
Been really busy lately.
Reading Nondisclosure agreements right now - zzzzzzzz.
Selling the notion of a "showcase" for the Bloomberg station in Accounting.
Gained 1.6 pounds over the last 2 weeks.
Reminding self about sis-in-law's wedding next year.
Craving Chocolate like a MoFo.
Sipping Ice Water to curb the cravings.
Watching the minutes tick by on my computer clock.
Will this day ever end?

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Date:2005-02-10 14:18
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Mood: amused

The training class was terrific. I learned so much about myself and my personality and how to adapt to other peoples personalities. It was very enlightening. I see so many people in a whole new way. Amazing.

Totally having nothing to do with anything, I'm really starting to like Ramen Noodles. When that's all you have to eat for 2 weeks, it starts to grow on you a little.

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Date:2005-02-07 12:00
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Mood: bored

I'm bored. I am mostly finished with my office work for the week. I'm waiting for other people to finish their portion of the job before I can take over once again. *Sigh* I hate waiting on others. Nobody works as quickly as I want him or her too. I would be a horrible boss; I'm too impatient.

There is a terribly empty wall just outside of the office of the VP of Finance that we are going to furnish and decorate. This morning I took about $20,000 worth of original artwork up to that particular area for so he could choose which paintings he liked. I laid them all out on the floor for so he could see how the colors in the paintings play with the color on the wall and the carpet. I had so many wonderful pieces and then 2 that weren't as nice that we threw in for variety. Don't you know he chose those two. I'm soooooo disenchanted by his choices. I don’t think I can describe the disappointment I feel. They are so derivative and tiresome.

I had a few remarkable abstract landscapes that had been textured with wax and panted in muted shades of brown, gold, red, green and a wee bit of blue that showed through in certain areas. He just waved at them and said, "What the hell are these supposed to be?" That question/statement broke my heart. They were so beautiful. I also had an amazing panoramic photograph that he seemed to think it was ghastly. It was a snapshot of a Wheatfield with an old rickety barn off to one side. The artist manipulated the photo so that there were big square holes in it, but the picture wasn't broken. Then the artist brushed some thin blue and gold paint over the top to enhance the majesty of the picture...it's really difficult to explain the piece, but it's gorgeous. I spent about 15 minutes studying the picture with my face less than 5 inches from the canvas. It’s amazing how uncomplicated an idea it is. I know that I could recreate a similar image myself. It saddens me that I’m not creative enough to think of something as simple as that.

Anyway, that was off topic. The VP chose 2 rather boring abstract color block paintings. Don't get me wrong; they are nice and pretty expensive, but very uninspiring. An Andy Worhol painting would have been more interesting than the paintings he chose. *Sigh* I guess it's all in the eye of the beholder.

I’ll be in a training class all day Tuesday and Wednesday…*yawn*…can’t wait.

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Date:2005-02-03 14:11
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Mood: crushed

There are three shows that I want to see REALLY BAD. Alas, I will just have to wave to them as they drive past my house. Money sucks!

Motley Crue, Sunday, March 6 at the MCI Center
Duran Duran, Friday, April 8 at the Patriot Center
Sting, Friday, April 27 at the Patriot Center

I've seen both Duran Duran and Sting from the front row before so I'm not as sad about them, but I've never seen Motley Crue live. I fear this is my last chance so I'm devistated. Simply crushed!

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Date:2005-02-03 14:10
Subject:Money Money Money
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Mood: stressed

My 8 year old is getting braces next week to correct his cross bite. I have to come up with a $500 deposit and then pay $150 per month until they are paid in full. Insurance covers 80% of the cost, which leaves me $3,000 to pay. Does that mean that braces cost $15,000? Is that insane or what? I'm about to lose my mind. Not sure where I'll come up with the money, but I guess I'll find it somehow.

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Date:2005-01-31 16:12
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Mood: sad

Wes Wehmiller
1971 - 2005

Bassist and photographer extraordinaire, Wes Wehmiller, died in his sleep over the weekend. Cause of death is unknown at this time. His Discography includes: Duran Duran, Warren Cuccurullo, Missing Persons, Dwezil Zappa, Brian Beller, and I,Claudius.

You will be missed!

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Date:2005-01-25 13:34
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Mood: hot

Just finished a bowl of white chicken chili, there's still snow on the ground from Saturday's snow storm and yesterday's snow fall. All is good.

It is, however, hot as a sauna in my office, but it's nice and cold outside. Every now and then I take a break and walk around the building to get my fill of the cold. That way it feels nice when I walk back into this sauna. One day I'll learn to not wear sweaters to my office. I just love winter clothes too much to leave them in my closet.

My socks are creeping down my foot and into the arch of my boot. I must remove my boots and retrieve my socks before it becomes too uncomfortable.

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Date:2005-01-11 10:56
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Mood: hungry
Music:Need to buy speakers - Ugh!

The boss is still sick. I'm worried about her. She spent most of last year going through chemotherapy and just recently started feeling semi-normal again. Whatever it is that she has can really wreak havoc on her due to her weakened immune system. I hope she takes herself to her oncologist this afternoon.

I'm sketching up new floor plans for the fourth and sixth floors today. This company is hiring like mad and the current accommodations wont due. I hope they like my suggestions.

Hmm...I just realized that I never drew on my eyes this morning. I must have been preoccupied.

Yesterday, I found out that one of my bosses keeps a hiking journal online. Very cool. I think I might go look for it and give it a good browsing.

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Date:2005-01-07 15:37
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Mood: hot
Music:Nothing

The boss decided to take the day off. It's a pretty quiet day at the office anyway. I've been catching up on Purchase orders and moving furniture up from the basement storage room into a conference room on the first level. I should have worn jeans and a t-shirt to work today. If I had balls I'd be sweating them off about now.

We are taking down the Christmas tree tomorrow. I know we were supposed to do it January 6th (the 12th day of Christmas), but we didn't have the time or the energy. It's always sad when the tree comes down. It's not a very happy day for me. However, it is always nice to get that living space back.

Oops, I just remembered something that I have to do before I leave today. Signing off until Monday.

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Date:2005-01-06 13:45
Subject:Been a while
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Mood: busy
Music:The ventilation system

Wow, I have't posted since Feburary. Well there's been a lot going on. I planned my wedding, my mother told me that she was going to ask for a divorce from my father, I lost my job, filed for unemployment, got married, went on my honeymoon, received unemployment, was maid of honor in my best friend's wedding, got a traffic ticket, hit the pavement searching for a job, finally found a fabulous job and started full time on December 6, forgot about my traffic court date, and last but certainly not least old employer appealed unemployment and won due to a technicality, so I have to pay it all back. Nice, right?

Now the task at hand will be to get the bills caught up. UGH! I know we will get them under control, it just feels like we're drowning right now. We wanted to move to a larger house withing the next two years, but I don't see that happening for at least 5. Depressing, yes, but we'll make it. We always do. Good things come to good people.

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Date:2004-02-05 12:48
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Mood: excited
Music:Office Soudns

Everything is starting to take shape. I'm so thrilled. I walked into a bridal shop on Tuesday and imediately saw the dress I wanted. It's awesome. Too small, but awesome nonetheless. I bought it off the rack (well, more like paying in installments) and have to lose lots of weight to get into it. The best part is, that if I don't lose enough weight, the owner of the shop can fix it. She's a magician with the sewing machine and can make me look like a princess even though I'm a frog. Fittings wont happen until 6 weeks prior to the wedding. That way we wont have to guess at my size.

I finally decided on my bridesmaids dresses Tuesday night too......I was up with insomnia (probably worried about my huge purchase) and stumbled on the dress in a magazine. It was in a really tiny picture on a page I had seen a million times. For some reason, that particular moment in time was the first time I noticed it. It's a dreamy dress. One my girls would gladly wear again. I'm so excited.

Saturday I am getting together with my local maids, having breakfast and then going in for their measurements. I'll also have to tell the owner of the shop that I've completely changed my mind on the maid's dresses. She'll have to help me find a new Jr. bridesmaid dress and a new flowergirl dress. Oh well, that's her job, right!

I just can't stand it, I'm so freakin excited.

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Date:2004-01-28 12:32
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Mood: busy
Music:We're Having Much More Fun - X

whew - I can't believe that this is my first chance to update this year. I've been so busy I almost can't breathe. I've been given more responsibilities at work, helping my son with homework projects, and my wedding planning is starting to take a firm grasp of all my "free" time. Because of this, I really have nothing else to talk about. So instead of boring everyone with my jibberish, I'll sign off. Maybe I'll have more to talk about later.

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Date:2003-12-08 12:10
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Mood: cheerful
Music:Primary - The Cure

YES, I'm still alive - I've been really busy lately. Quite an eventful weekend too. This will bore most people so feel free to skip it if you don't want to read it.

We spent all evening Friday cleaning the house. It was in bad shape. We had such a busy week that the house suffered for it. It's looking semi-put together now.

Joseph played in the snow all Saturday morning through to about 2:00 in the afternoon. I was very impressed. It was the first time he didn't feel the need to come back into the house every 5 minutes. After a quick lunch the two of us went out to find a few Christmas presents before I headed out to Jason's company holiday party.

The party was pretty nice. Not as decked out as previous years, but the attendance was through the roof. I think the last time I saw that many people at the holiday party was 5 years ago when I was still working there myself. Unfortunately, the one person on earth that I loath was there. She managed to swindle someone into bringing her as their date. I'm not really sure why she was there. Not many people care for her, she's not married to, or dating anyone in the company and she doesn't work there. I think her intention was to mend burned bridges, but unfortunately, she can't mend my bridge.

This girl, dare I say woman, managed to get herself kicked out of my New Year 2000 party for sticking her tongue down my almost comatose fiance's throat. The whore! I held it against Jason for a long time, even though he swears to this day that he doesn't remember doing it. He was very drunk and he did spend a huge block of time puking in the bathroom. Maybe he really doesn't remember...Anyway, my point is that it's ok to kiss people at the stroke of midnight, but you don't use porn tongue to kiss people you aren't "with." Does this make sense or am I being childish?

One last thing before I get off the Corey soapbox. I almost feel a little sorry for her. I'm not trying to be funny and I'm not being vindictive, ok maybe a little, but I swear, she is beginning to resemble Michael Jackson. ACK! Is that not horrible? Tee hee!

Sunday, my little family unit went to a Christmas Tree Farm in Maryland to get a tree. The tree we chose is almost perfect. I have to shape it just a tad, only because there are some rogue branches that shoot off in strange directions. Jason's a good tree picker outer, even if he chooses trees that are too tall most of the time.

Tonight I will put the lights on and tomorrow we will decorate the tree. I love Christmas.

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