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Gah! Got Stuck

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

Gah! got stuck in the immigration protest on Friday. It took me two hours to get out of it.

Wow, I am so happy for these guys! It was an amazing effort from them. And it absolutely thrills me to see this celebration for the team in front of the PMAC. The Tigers on going to the Final Four — woooooh!!!

Back to the landfill and with photos (I know, so exciting).

Finally picked up the sticks after two weeks of non-action (the Valley had two straight weekends of rain and I had come down with a wicked case ofgastroenteritis — omigawd, WORSE FEELING EVER!). I am actually confident in my driver! I still have pathetic strength (the furthest I’ve driven the ball is 75 yards in the air where it’ll roll and end up at the 100 yard mark — I am a weakling) but at least I am getting some action from my wood now! Yay, go me!! Photos are here.

Rash (Again)

Friday, December 5th, 2014


I should be in Telluride this week for a meeting. Instead, I am sidelined at home with a rash on my body. My rheumatologist (aka my lupus doctor) says it’s not a lupus rash (like the one I had on my cheeks) but more likely contact dermatitis. The most likely culprit? The new bath salts we used in our jacuzzi tub. So now I’m on a generic hydrocortisone cream to control the itching.

I’m bummed that I won’t get to see Telluride. I have heard it’s a beautiful little town and my camera was all warmed up to take some shots of the incredible scenery. And the place we were staying? Good lawd, it’s gorgeous!

In other news, the hubby and I had tickets to see the Suns v Spurs basketball game. The best part was that they were Lexus Club tickets. We got there super early so we could grab the bar seating that overlooks the basketball court. Definitely the spot to be since we were able to eat (five different buffet stations — super scrummy!), drink (beverage service all night), and watch the game. We never even made it down to our actual seats!

We even had a star sighting — Eva Longoria. I don’t watch Desperate Housewives but I am familiar with her and I have to say she is super-duper-TINY and she looks so much prettier in person than on teevee (I think it’s all that Hollywood make-up nonsense). She signed a lot of autographs and was very supportive of her man.


Monday, December 1st, 2014


Oh, it was quite painful going back into the office after a two week holiday. Knowing it was a short week made it slightly more bearable (and the fact that I shrugged off wearing dress pants and wore omigawd jeans this week — YAH!).

Tony and I rented this documentary over the break. I had no idea their life was like that and I have a new respect for them (in addition to them being so damn cute). I heart the penguin. We also wanted to see The Squid and the Whale at Camelview but somehow found ourselves in the wrong theater (looong story) and ended up watching Casanova instead. I still want to see TSATW, but Casanova was actually quite enjoyable and very humorous.

Favorite new show find? Dog Whisperer on the National Geographic Channel. I had to admit that Strummer is not human. He is an animal. And I know that. But that does not stop me from calling him my sweet little angel baby (SLAB for short) and kissing him from head to paw. Yes, I am a freak about my dog.

Another Meme

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014


Other than getting a new ‘do (kept the length, added layers and chunkier highlights), not a lot happening lately. I may have to fly into Orange County for another meeting in a few weeks and Tony may have to spend some time in Israel for work.

A meme I found (just to take up space):

1. First time you got kissed? First grade. At the bus stop. Shrug.
2. First time you drove a car? I was fourteen, a month before my fifteenth birthday. My dad and I spent weekend mornings in our old 1979 Ford LTD driving in and around my small town. The day after I turned fifteen, I got my driver’s license and I felt so grown up.
3. First time you scrapbooked? Sixth grade. If you count cutting out photos of my favorite band (DEF LEPPARD) from various rock mags (Circus, Metal Edge) and pasting them to notebooks as scrapbooking.
4. First time you went on a date? Where did you go and with who? I was a freshman in high school. I had a crush on my next door neighbor who was a senior. He asked me to a school basketball game. I remember getting into his car and smelling cigarette smoke and thinking Wow, this is so cool! A senior! And he smokes!. I was such a dork, even then.
5. First time you fell in love? How did you know? I always had crushes and (as cheesy as this sounds) I did not really fall in love until I was 24 when I met Tony. I think we had been going out for a few months and we were at his cousin’s house for a Mother’s Day brunch when it just hit me as I was eating eggs and toast, Omigawd I love this man!
6. First time you cooked for someone? I’m embarrassed to say, but I don’t think I’ve cooked for anyone until Tony and I started living together. I’ve baked cookies and cakes for people, but I’ve never actually cooked a meal for anyoneuntil I was 25 years old!
7. First time you got on a plane? Where did you go? Were you scared? I was three or four, flying to the States for the first time. I must have been scared because my Mother said I threw up on the plane.
8. First time you shaved your legs? Did you cut yourself? I was eleven. It was mandatory we took Physical Education and there was no way I was going to be the ‘hairy girl’ in the dressing room! And no, I did not nick myself.
9. First time you put on make up? Looking back how did you do? Did you look good or like a clown? Again, eleven years old. All the junior high kids were doing it. I was in my heavy metal phase and would color my eyebrows a bright electric blue. I thought it was totally cool.
10. First time you moved out of your home? Was it an apartment, house, etc? I was eighteen, ready to conquer the world….in a dormitory. I stayed there for two years then moved into these apartments (horrible) before settling herewith a fellow Brother.