Wednesday, February 28, 2007
I'm trying to recruit people for a benefit crop in bellingham. It shouldn't be this hard. :)
Thursday, February 22, 2007
So rewind back to last Wednesday - Valentines Day!! Even though we had done the group date thing to go to the Melting Pot, Jason and I had promised each other a REAL date (just us) for the actual Valentine's Day. We ended up just going to Red Robin (one of my favorites) and it was just nice to be together on the actual day. Last year we had a really low-key Valentine's day too, and I kinda like that. It's more us. :)
We had planned to exchange gifts the following weekend (long story) but Jason had some for me that day!! The cheater!! He knows me so well - I'm picky when it comes to chocolate (I only really like it plain) and so got me these:
Saturday, February 17, 2007
First of all this house takes forever to get to. Windy roads leading into each other - I'm so lucky I haven't gotten lost yet!! Secondly, this place is enormous. It's 3 stories, and the bottom floor is basically a seperate house. The indoor swimming pool, sauna, hot tub and jaccuzi are nice too. A local billionaire lives down the street so there are security guards everywhere and it's...interesting. The house is so big and it gets REALLY dark. Weird. But it's fun. :) Jason's allowed to stay with me so I'm glad I'm not by myself in this monstrosity. :) We're having fun playing house. :)
We're supposed to help some friends move today but the plan is unclear, and later we're supposed to meet up with other people so...we'll see. :) Anyway. That's all for now. Peace!
Thursday, February 15, 2007
I've been in a funk since I've been sick - I think every day except for last Saturday. I just don't really know what to do with myself. I feel busy or bored. When I'm busy I think of all these things I want to do when I get a chance but when I have time, I have no motivation and don't want to do anything but then I get bored. I don't know what's up. It's a funk. It's annoying.
I feel like I'm being a terrible girlfriend too. We have fun and I do the same old stuff but I feel like I haven't done a whole lot to be "proud" of as a girlfriend. Like his Valentines gift got totally screwed up (long story - and normally I'd tell it but I'm embarrassed that I suck) so now it's totally being strung out and...it sucks. Jason did a bunch of sweet stuff and...I feel like a sucktastic girlfriend.
I DON'T KNOW. It sucks. Blah.
Sunday, February 11, 2007
I cat sit for a couple that hs 2 cats...they have a black and white cat and the white cat is VERY skittish to the point that it doesn't like being in the same room as people. Anyway, when I was sick, I was sleeping on the couch there and then watched some "How It's Made" on the Discovery channel. The cat was up on a chair next to the TV and went bananas swatting at the globe in the corner. It was super cute!
Then he jumped down off the chair and was watching the show.
Oh, and my actual Real Estate license from the State finally came:
And here's my hair after Ashley at Salon Joseph had her way with it:
I didn't get a picture of just my hair and make-up before I had my dress on, but here's "the picture" of Jason and I:
AWWW!!! YAY!!! :) Jason was texting me all day saying how excited he was to see me and stuff - it was so much fun!! And he kept telling me over and over how beautiful I looked and stuff - I felt so special! :)
Just for some cues as to who we were with, we went with Jason's best friend Clint and his wife Jenn:
Jason, Clint and Dan basically grew up all together and are super close. It's fun hanging out with them all cause it's such a differnent group, but it's fun. I was a little nervous cause I hadn't been out to eat with Dan and Emily since Dan's operation (he's now permanently blind) but it went really well!
Here's the whole group:
So...for those that haven't been to the Melting Pot...SO much fun. It's quite an event - it has taken about 3 hours for the whole meal each time I've been. They sat us at a weird table - 3 people on each side, so one of the couples had to split up and then they only had 2 burners on the table. Weird. A round table would have been better but it was still good! :)
Emily, Dan, and Clint
And Jenn and I didn't realize this was going on during our picture (obviously):
So we had them take another one:
When we got to the table there was a GORGEOUS bouquet of flowers on the table and I noticed a card inside it. I pulled it out and saw everyone but Jason and my last name on it but wondered who sent them. I flipped it over and saw the note said:
AWW! He sent flowers to the restaurant for me!! :) I felt like a Princess! :) They're so pretty I brought them to work with me today:
Jason and I don't eat seafood, and I didn't get pics of the enormous lobster tails everyone else had, but you get the idea.
We got the Original (milk chocolate with peanut butter mixed in) and the S'mores (milk chocolate with flambe'ed marshmellow) and it was SO good!! I ate a lot before I remembered to take pictures:The pot o' S'mores:
All in all, it was SUCH a fun time. If you go, go with someone who works at Microsoft cause their Perks card gets 20% off the total bill. Nice.
Jason and I went to his house and were taking more pictures of ourselves (he was humoring me) and it was fun. We were just hanging out and talking about everything and nothing all together (anything from work, to us, to farting. I'm not kidding). :) It was really good. I was kinda having a moment of really wanting some reassurance/affection from him when he leaned over and kissed my forehead and just held me for a minute. It was so sweet and exactly what I needed right then.
He pulled away and looked and me and told me he had something he needed to tell me but wanted me to promise that I wouldn't cry and that it wouldn't change the mood we were in. I told him I would try not to cry, and that I couldn't promise anything about the mood. He laughed and said okay, and then:
"I love you"
Friday, February 09, 2007
We are totally addicted to Diet Coke. Like it's bad how much we drink. Both of us have been known to keep a pack in our cars, it's all we drink when we go out to eat, and if the restaurant only serves Pepsi products, we remember and try not to go back. Yes. It's that bad.
We even have pictures of us to show our devotion:
It's something we're totally known for. We drink so much of it and we know it's bad, but we do.
And something has happened.
Sometime last week both Jason and I started getting stomach aches and we couldn't figure out why. This week we noticed a trend: we're perfectly fine until we drink Diet Coke.
This is bad. I don't know what to do. I know a girl that ate Altoids so much she got ulcers, and I know other things...even water, in high doses can be bad, but why are we getting stomach aches? This is so very sad.
Thursday, February 08, 2007
Things are starting to get back to normal after being sick. I had to miss work Monday because I was still really sick and a trip to the doctor really did nothing. It was pretty miserable. I don't really get anything accomplished at all while I'm was sick and actually made a pretty big mess to clean up (when I normally force myself to clean I didn't while I was sick). So I did that yesterday. Whoo-hoo.
I did (finally) get an offer from the agents I had been interviewing with, and if money was all I was interested in - WOW. That would be a great job. Seriously - a substancial amount more for the remainder of this year and even more next year. Plus having the office a mile from my house...it seemed really great. But once I had the offer, I kinda knew I was stuck. I talked to my parents for a long time Wednesday night about what I should do...my dad was gung ho for me to take the offer and my mom really wanted me to think about the choices.
I ended up talking to my manager yesterday to see what the department changes *might* look like so I'd have a feel of what my job choices really were, and talking with her went really well. I don't know why I was so calm, but that helped a lot. It all really boiled down to the fact that she acknowledged that I have earned a raise, deserve more responsibility and she's excited to have me take on more. We talked about my wanting to continue my schooling and she is very supportive of that which helps a lot. And after all that, I'm staying where I am. I'll still have to commute, but I won't be working by myself and hopefully, I'll work my way up out of being an assistant. And Tuesday will be my one-year anniversary here. :)
My bosses are both gone today and so is the HR department that works in our office too. It's very quiet and hard to stay focused. :) It's nice though.
I realized this morning that I am SLACKING on the scrapping. Sad. I want to do the Book of Us by Months page for January and start on a project idea I am stealing that I saw on Treasury of Memories blog then took more pictures of it when I went up there a few weeks ago:
Two page spread (journaling on the face side of the card, picture(s) on the backs) :
I heart that store. I need to get the jump rings for the playing card book and punch holes in all of the cards...maybe that's a good tv-watching activity for tonight. (Grey's Anatomy is on...hello!!) And it was fun to do pages for no reason last week - I want to do that again. :) And I bought so much freakin Valentines stuff I REALLY need to use it! Jason likes when I make stuff about us/for him, but he doesn't really know what to do with it. It's not like he has a desk to put it on or anything, so I'm trying to think of things that he could use. That's hard. I can't even think of a VD gift. :(Another store display they had that I LOVED (mostly cause it seems pretty simple) was this:
Simple decorated paint can, paper stuffing, paper mache stars with glitter, glued to clothes pin clips, glued to dowels. Simple enough, right? :)
Close up of how they attached the stars and clips to the dowels:
Seems easy enough. I think it'd be fun to do for someone that you can include pictures with it. Like give it to my sister and have pictures of us in the clips or something. Anyway.
This weekend we are going with some of our friends to the Melting Pot for a group Valentine's dinner. We're all dressing up and stuff..I think it will be fun and I really like that place. I had scheduled an appointment to get my hair done since the dress I was planning on wearing was only $7 on clearance (I KNOW!) so I scheduled the appointment at noon since I was told reservations were at 5. (Hour for hair, commute time to get dressed, commute to meet up with everyone, drive to restaurant...would have worked out okay) Well, yesterday for some reason the reservation was changed to 7pm - not sure why - and so that kinda messes things up. So...I thought maybe I'll get my make-up done. Asia's brother's gf does make-up downtown at DuWop (hair appointment is downtown too) so I scheduled a time with her...we'll see how this goes. I'll definately take pictures as this will be fun to remember. :)
My sister's friend had this picture on her blog and I L-O-V-E it!! OMG.
Saturday, February 03, 2007
That big cone is the building they do the glass blowing for a few hours every day.
We weren't allowed to take pictures of the art in the galleries but I took this one before I knew that. It's a wall of bottles! :
It was set up really cool - there were four "glory holes" where they warm the glass to work on it, and one glass pit, where they would actually add glass to the blowing stick thing. Some lady guest artist was there the day we were and she and her team were working on one piece the whole 4 hours we were there! It was ornate and stuff but the "home team" made 3 different pieces in that time!
Here's the "view" from the grandstand observatory thing:
The "Home Team" was my favorite. We saw them go from this:
And doing this:
The "Away Team" was making another one of these:
This is the beginning of the top:
Making the middle piece:
Attaching the two (with the ring in between):
And attaching the bottom:
It was such a good time!! I would totally recommend it to people that can go. Watching it all was my favorite. (If you couldn't tell...)
This past Sunday I took Jason to the Museum of Flight in Seattle since he'd never been. It was okay...I'm not all that into planes (I appreciate that they can take me places, but that's about it) so I was a little bored but Jason cracks me up. :)
I turned into Amelia Earhart and Jason was Neil Armstrong:
They have 2 planes outside (and across the street) that you can tour, one being an old Air Force One:
Jason and I goofing off with one of the bathroom mirrors:
They also had a Concorde to tour:
It may be fast, but it's TINY:
It was a lot of fun!!
This week I also did some scrapping!!! YAY! :) I did my first Effer Dare (#54) and asked Jason what one word he would use to describe me and then I scrapped it:
Of course I had to do one for him too:
Awww...he is a genuine boy. : )
Last night one of Jason's friends invited us to hang out with him and his girlfriend. He is hysterical!! It was a lot of fun too. I suck at bowling and was really sick on top of that, so that was hard, but it was still a good time! :)
Anyway, that's all for now. (As if a million pictures weren't enough.) :) Later, skaters!!