Monday, January 26, 2009


We all know my travel history. I used to have a great travel record. The plane was never late, I could get on with standby, and then this happened. And of course this happened. Oh and most recently the Vegas trip. So why is it that Dave gets to forget his passport, cause us to go on an entirely different trip and I get the bad travel karma?

I'm supposed to go to Vegas on Wednesday. Yet, tonight and tomorrow we're supposed to get another ice storm. I really hope I get to go to Vegas because my work already considers me a bad luck charm with travel and if I don't get to go to Vegas, I may not be invited to another work trip. Sigh.

Friday, January 23, 2009


Let's just say I now understand the term busy. I thought I knew it in high school when I would go to school then swim practice then cheerleading practice and repeat. Then I thought I understood it in College when I was so busy I couldn't get my nap in. But as an actual adult with an adult job, I now understand busy.

So, with that, this is my excuse for not calling, emailing, texting. I'm busy. I'm busy trying to keep this new huge project that I'm in charge of to open. I'm busy trying to not take away too much of my time from my new marriage. And I'm busy being a sorority advisor. And some how I've let my friendships take a back burner. So, while I can't promise that I'll put them on top priority, I'm definitely going to make it an effort to make them a priority. Because in the end, I don't want to be that person who doesn't have any friends. That would be so sad.

Oh, and I still can't find my right black heel. This is really frustrating and I've been wearing too much brown.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Things I'm going to complain about:

  1. I can't find my black heel. This is really bothering me and making me late to work every morning I try to find it. It's not in my closet even though I pull out every pair of shoes and dig for it. This is driving me nuts that I can only find one heel.
  2. The Biggest Loser's twist this season. I believe kicking off 9 very obese people when they're so excited about attempting to lose weight is very cruel. Plus that means less reveals. This is disappointing.
  3. I've had two non work related meetings this weekend. One on Saturday night that lasted two hours. It started at 7pm. One Sunday this lasted 4 hours. (Technically, they were 2 separate meetings lasting about 2 hours a piece). And I have another tonight. I'm over meetings.
  4. I haven't worked out in two weeks.
  5. It's Monday.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

I'm Back!

I went to Houston for Christmas. I was lucky enough to have a brother-in-law who is a local celebrity, so we got a special, behind the scenes tour of the Aquarium. Strangely, we didn't see any fish except the shark tank that you take on a train ride. Below are some pictures of the animals we did see.

Two Toed Sloth
It really wasn't that cute in person.

This is an African Cat. It growls like a dog and jumps very high. I did go into the catch and feed it, but I really didn't want to hang out too long. Strangely enough, I had watch Cats 101 on TLC before the trip and they talked about how they are breeding these cats with domestic cats. They go for about $2500 and several states had made them illegal. I definitely wouldn't want one of those running around my house. It would probably eat my dogs!

Me feeding the tiger. This was the "small" one.

Dave feeding the same "small" tiger.

After we finished feeding her, she growled and jumped at the cage door like she was going to attack us. It was scary! And the precautions these trainers take, I can't imagine how someone feels comfortable enough to roam around with them with no protection. The trainers never enter their cage, all the tigers are kept in separate cages unless they are in the display room. Then they only showcase two at a time.

While in Houston I also got to go a Rockets game and a Texans game. Both teams won and it was so much fun! We got to see Yao play. Very exciting. Houston loves him!

New Year's was so mellow. It was strange. Normally, Dave and I party it up and go out of town, but this year we went out to dinner and came home at 10:30 and rang in the New Year there.

Work has been crazy. I'm so thinly stretched. Basically I've been training three people, working on my position, working with my faculty, and training to get everything lined up so we can open up our doors in February.

I have no resolutions. I should. I know. The only one I can think of right now is that I want to be friendlier to people. I hardly ever go up to someone and say hi when I'm out if I'm not supposed to meet them. Even if I know them. Its weird. Maybe I'm scared of rejection or something. But that's one I want to work on. I know several friends who are so good at doing this and it would be a great networking ability to have.

Oh, because my work isn't really complete without embarrassing myself, on the first day of training my new predecessor, I hit her in the head with my chair.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Dear Blog,

I promise I'm not trying to ignore you. In fact, I probably check every work day. I just haven't seemed to find the time to update you. I will, I promise. Soon. I even brought my camera to put pictures up so everyone can see the tiger I feed in Houston. Be patient and I'll be back to update.

Much love,