Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
I'll be primarily working from home, which I love. I get so much more done and my life is primarily run through this wonderful invention called a cell phone. All I can say is, I love my bluetooth headset, it never leaves my ear. I guess that just confirms that I am a total geek.
I am really excited about this new venture and happy to say that for the first time since we left NY, I feel like I'm home.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
More to come on my next career move but for now I think I'll just take a break... or a nap... whichever I feel like doing in the moment.
This also allows me to be a stay at home mom to the cat, Monroe. She doesn't seem to notice or care, though.
Epitome of surf & turf...
Julie and Sam
I got to reconnect with some people from high school including these two, Mike Jacobi & Matt Kartsonis. They were hilarious. I particularly enjoyed geeking out with Jacobi over his new Blackberry.
Chris Jackman (host of Lobsterfest) and me
Sam, Bix & my newest friend Annette. We joked that we were all going to Facebook each other after the party... low & behold... Annette found me a few days later and 'friended' me.
Golfing with Matt & Lori Hill: Dan and I made a trip down to Clinton to visit Matt & Lori and go golfing a few weeks ago. We decided to go to this country golf course that is about an hour south of Clinton. Notice the tractor in the background and the gravel golf cart paths...
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
When we moved back here there were many factors that played into the decision. The first reason I usually give people is that my sisters have started to have children and we wanted to be around to see them grow up. Of course explaining the other factors usually isn't necessary because most take the first reason as enough explanation. One of the reasons I don't often share is to be with my grandmother. I can't explain the relationship we have other than to say we are connected in some way. She understands me like no one else and I'd like to think that I understand her better than most. I missed having her in my life to guide me and help navigate situations that life brings. Moving back to Kansas City brought us back together. She's wonderful and I hope I can be just like her when I grow up. Go Grandma!
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
This year was our first year at Lake Party Weekend and we really had an awesome time. Liz & Mike came in town from New York which made it so much better. I filtered out all the really bad pictures but here's some good ones from the weekend.
Dan & Mike in front of an establishment that seems to define them.
Who knew a noodle could be such a good beer bong?
Mike & Lizzie, so happy.
Julie & Doug... so happy... with wingy.
Here's the group all having a great time... wait, are those swim trunks I see on the boys' arms?
Monday, July 28, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
Randy Pausch, the Carnegie Mellon professor inspired many, including me, with his final speech on how to live out your childhood dreams. I would encourage everyone to go to his website and see it if you haven't. It truely is inspiring and its a very sad thing to see him pass on.
Monday, July 21, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
The weekend was extra special because its the first time in a long time that all my siblings and their significant others have been able to get together. Justin and Sara came down from Chicago. Bret & Josh came back from college and of course, Dan and I live here now.
Here's a great pic of whole group on Julie & Doug's dock. We quickly went through over 8 gallons of margaritas as well as too many beers to even count. I was shocked at how much we can drink! Well, not really shocked... but surprised definitely.
From the left: Me, Dan, Bix (not really a brother but a partier with us nonetheless), Sara, Julie, Doug, Josh, Bret & Justin.
Bret's girlfriend, Catie, is missing from the picture because she couldn't hang. She had to rest. It was her first time meeting the whole family so I guess it's excused.
Hope your 4th was just as much fun as ours!
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
- Cup O'Noodles - this is a staff favorite because its in the vending machine
- Pizza Rolls - lovely little pizza bites that will cost you about 500 calories per bite
- Chinese Food - The delivery guy knows this place so well he's taken to bringing the security guard free eggrolls everyday.
- Pop Tarts
- Bowl of Strawberries - yep, that's it. Just a bowl of strawberries for lunch.
- Ramen Noodles with cut up hotdogs (saw this one today... the fact that I was intrigued and thought it looked good is probably not a good sign.)
- La Michaela Frozen Meals - Also in the vending machine
Don't get me wrong, I get the convenience factor but how can you just eat 2 pop tarts for lunch and not be starving 5 minutes later? I eat my SBD meal, pudding, beef jerky, and whatever else I can get my hands on and I'm still about to chew my arm off by the time I get home and eat dinner.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
No, it wasn't as good as a NYC slice but for KC, it'll do just fine. (There was even half a pizza left over)