Yeah, so the Orioles lost. Yeah, we didn't really get to spend any time at Arlington like we wanted. Yeah, we didn't go out too much at night because we were so exhausted from everything we'd do during the day.

But yeah, I did get a great picture for my first submission to the mirror project.


Friday Five - Lasts

1. What was the last TV show you watched? I kindof half-listen to the news in the morning. I guess the last actual show that I watched was Seinfeld - the one where Kramer, Jerry, and George are all hot for Elaine because she left a dirty message on Jerry's tape recorder at one of his shows...one of my favorite episodes.

2. What was the last thing you complained about and what was the problem? Unfortunately, it was that the bar closed too early last night (3am). It's unfortunate because I'm here this morning...

3. Who was the last person you complimented and what did you say? It was Dave and it's not really appropriate to reveal here.

4. What was the last thing you threw away? Gum.

5. What was the last website (besides this one) that you visited? Pollstar...can't survive without my music!



I'm not one of those people that believe's everything I read. Especially on the internet.

But I don't care if only half of this is true. How embarassing.



My grandmother is the most technologically advanced person over 70 that I know. A few years ago, I gave her one of my computers because she was interested in the internet to look up medications and medical problems.

Since then, she's become quite a whiz at the computer. She can look up anything or go to any web address you give her very easily. She's become quite a shark at the casino as well. She likes to print a lot of things to keep for future reference.

There is a language gap between us that's quite humorous. I guess it's mostly because I've been around computers so much and I'm in the industry that some words just are normal for me to use and she has no idea what I'm talking about. She often sends me email; she calls them letters. The funniest story I can remember was when I was first setting up her first computer. I was installing AOL because she'd chosen them as a cheap provider. After installation there was a missing dll, so I went online to find it.

She came by to get an update on the setup and I told her that something was missing and I was searching for it online. She asked me if I wanted one of the circles that my mom dropped off earlier. Confused, I asked what in the world she was talking about. She then corrected herself and said she meant one of the squares. Well, I was still confused so I asked her to show me.

She was talking about cds and floppies.



We'll we're back and recovering nicely at work. DC was great and we have the sore muscles to prove it!!

We saw all the sites, found 11 letterboxes, had some excellent food and beer, saw a great show at the 9:30 Club, and witnessed the Orioles choke. All in all and excellent time. We needed 2 more days there to do everything we wanted. Oh well, there's always next time.

And now that I'm back at work I'm reminded why I needed the vacation in the first place. The work is still here and it's doubled since I left. Ugh.



So we're leaving in the morning - bound for DC for a few days. Going to relax, see a band or two, see an Orioles game, and find some letterboxes.

So have a Happy Easter - and don't eat all the little chocolate bunnies!

Back on Monday...



My husband has an addiction. I knew it when I married him, but I think it's getting worse. It's a definite adjustment living with someone like this.

I guess it's not as bad as it could be. It's not drugs. It's not alcohol. It's not porn.

It's list-making.

I would say that he's very organized, but it's beyond that. He must have a list for absolutely everything. On one hand I think it may be his memory - that he's afraid he's going to forget to do something. On the other hand I think it's the satisfaction of having a completed list.

He has items on his list reminding him to make a list. I'm surprised I haven't seen an item reminding him to cross off completed items on his list.

I'm sure there's treatment. Possibly shock therapy? Maybe I should remove all the notepads in the house.



So we went to the dollar store the other night. We're planning an Easter think for my little this weekend - complete with coloring eggs, (plastic) egg hunt and a nice easter basket.

I'm searching the aisles for things she'll like and candy she'll eat. I round an aisle and a sign on the end catches my eye. It says "Wow! Only $1!".

Who actually thinks "Oh, in that case..."? Do you really need a sign or price tags when everything in the store's a dollar?
Friday Five - Music

1. What was the first band you saw in concert? Ugh. Rick Springfield. And I was happy about it - I used to drool over him.

2. Who is your favorite artist/band now? Too hard. I have about 2 gig of music on my computer - and they're all my favorite.

3. What's your favorite song? See #2.

4. If you could play any instrument, what would it be? I grew up playing the piano and played percussion in the band in high school. Now all I want is to learn to play the guitar.

5. If you could meet any musical icon (past or present), who would it be and why? I don't know - it'd be between Jim Morrison, Mozart, and Kurt Cobain. Crazy combination, I know.


What's in a Name?


Expression: You are endowed with a high vibrational energy that may be expressed through inspirational, teaching, preaching, acting, art or invention. You have access to prophetic wisdom and your positive attitude is a transformational force in other people's lives. Fame and notoriety is very likely at some point in your life, as your kind of energy gets noticed! Much will be required of you in life when you have a master number vibration, because much will be given.

Soul Urge: Variety is what drives you. For this reason travel, the arts, education and self expression are areas where you are likely to be found. Freedom to choose, to move about without limitation, to absorb information and to observe life are imperative to your inner health and happiness. You crave stimulation and may be drawn to exhilarating adventures and death-defying sports. Your sensual nature will lead the way.

Persona: People and animals are attracted by your maternal nurturing and affectionate appearance. It feels good being around you, as you are always looking for ways that you can make someone more comfortable. Your home is probably beautiful and welcoming too. You dress to reflect your harmonious and comfortable nature.

Wow, that would be me.



Could we please just get over this whole Hooters thing?

I honestly don't see what the problem is with the restaurant. They have good food, good beer, and sports always on tvs. Everyone is dressed. I just don't get it.

Aren't there more pressing issues in the world to be concerned about?

So I went to pick up the now nutless wonder from the vet. He was very happy to see someone he recoginized and immediately slobbered all over me. He actually looked at me, looked at his stitched-area, and looked back at me, like "Do you see what they did to me? Where the hell did they go?" I paid the outrageous bill and we headed home. It was a special treat not to have to share the back window on this ride.

Poor pitiful dog did everything very gently the rest of the day. Sitting, running, laying, walking, standing - everything done with special ease. We even brought out his bed into the living room so he could rest and still be with us. Much like I imagine the first time with a new baby, we slept through the entire night without a peep. We practically did s cartwheels when we woke up and the sun was already coming up. Sweet Dave actually thought about buying some of the drugs he was on for his future use.

Surprisingly enough (*knock on wood*) he's been a lot better. We joke that the rumor going around the surgery wing of the vet was that he should be lucky he only got those removed. If he keeps misbehaving, imagine what's next!



We are currently the owners of the most pitiful puppy on the planet. So the puppy got the snip, snip last week. He was beginning to roam and continuing to misbehave, so I took him in for the "procedure".

The worst part was all before it happened, though. First of all, he wasn't allowed to eat after 7pm the night before. That would be fine except our puppy eats like a horse twice a day. So when he doesn't eat when he's expecting too, he gets pissed. And pissed means he's eating poop.

Then we feed the other dog. He knows something up because they're separated - one outside trying to eat poop, the other inside eating breakfast. When she's let out, he smells that she's eaten and I swear he vowed to kill me in my sleep. At least that's the way he looked at me.

So the absolute worst was when I actually took him to the vet. The past 10 times we've been there, it's been for about 15 minutes and it's fun because he gets treats and to go for a ride. Poor unsuspecting puppy. He was happily entertaining the other patients in the waiting room, when one of the vets came into the room with a leash to get him. So I said goodbye and went to leave. Only so did he. She had to drag him back just so the door would close. He stood there with his face smooshed up against the window watching me leave. He gives guilt trips with the best of them.

Next up: post-surgery or where the hell did they go?


Friday Five - Living Arrangements

1. How many houses/apartments have you lived in throughout your life?That I remember, 10. Doesn't seem like that many.

2. Which was your favorite and why? Probably the house we're in now. It's very nice and relaxing since we've made some changes over the last year. And it's especially nice to live on the water.

3. Do you find moving house more exciting or stressful? Why? Definitely more exciting. Change is usually good.

4. What's more important, location or price? Probably location. That's one of the main reasons we're going with the house we just bought. The house association dues include memberships to a private recreation center/gym.

5. What features does your dream house have (pool, spa bath, big yard, etc.)? Probably an extra comfortable home theater room. I love my movies.



I'll be back soon. I'm just drowning in work. Again.