Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Chopped up

I got my hair chopped off today. I took a picture of the new do while stuck in traffic (it's the profile picture) She said she just took off an inch and then did some thinning but its more like 3 inches. I like it, Jason's getting used to it, but the problem is that I'm trying to grow my hair LOONG and so this doesn't help. I'm thinking that at least now the hair that's left is healthy, but who knows.

I'm trying to recruit people for a benefit crop in bellingham. It shouldn't be this hard. :)

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Workin Girl

I've been a bad, bad blogger. This week has felt so crazy and writing is SUCH an outlet for me -I keep meaning to update, but I don't. I'm bad. But now I'm updating. :)

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:

(that's 3 different HUGE Hershey bars in REAL rose petals) and this:

Yummy!!! I **LOVE** LAFFY TAFFY!! :)
He also told me that he thought really hard about something that he could make me and was having a hard time coming up with something, then thought of an idea and REALLY liked it. and he gave me this:
He welded that for me!! Isn't he a sweetie? :) I love that guy. :)
Friday night I went to see Music and Lyrics with my friend at Lincoln Square in Bellevue, and saw that they had added some Chihuly glass pieces to the lobby - SO COOL!! Especially after just seeing glass blowing it's crazy to imagine how much went into each of these 3 parts (it was a hanging thing that had 3 "bulbs")
Here's a close-up of one of the sections:
Then the glass wall with waterfall thing on it had some pieces in the pool at the cool:
Oh and as for the was okay. I'm not a big fan of either Hugh Grant or Drew Barrymore and so a romantic comedy with them doesn't stand much of a chance with me but it had it's moments. It was okay. I'm a tough person to please when it comes to movies, though.
Saturday morning I took Jason out for breakfast to a little hole in the wall someone at work told me about. It's in Seattle located right on:
and it's called:
Now, you have to understand something about Jason. The guy is obsessed with eggs. He eats them ALL THE TIME. Every salad (even at restaurants) has to have extra extra eggs. He could eat them for every meal (and probably would if we'd let him.) The guy's crazy. So I heard about this place and had to take him there because of this reason:

That's right: A 12 egg omelet!!! And you can make your own. And it comes with "all you can eat" hash browns. C-R-A-Z-Y. So (as expected) he ordered it. The thing came out on a pizza pan!! It was HUGE!!
To understand the the upper right are 2 normal-sized English muffins. It's huge. And he plowed right through it up until about this point:

When he started to slow down a little. He finally finished with this left:

He would like to point out that he ate all the egg, just left hash. :)
And I had this:

It definitely lives up to the "greasy spoon" claim to fame, but it was pretty good!
Saturday we ran some errands then helped some friends move (in the rain - sucky). They have a shitzu and so does her mom and they were playing together and wore each other out. So they laid down. Only the other dog laid like this:
It cracked me up, but I'm easily amused. :)
Sunday we hung out with some friends and just relaxed - Monday I went to scrap with my friend and worked on my Jumbo Playing Card book - I am almost caught up to the current week! Yay me. I forgot to take pictures of it, so something for next time. I also saw a sample that I thought would be cute to make for my old boss and his wife who just had a baby last month. Here's the cover:
You can see the rest of the book here.
As for right now, it's 7:47 pm on a Thursday and I'm still at work and I don't see myself leaving for at least another hour. We are having big training presentations right now and so I'm a copying fool. Yee. Haw. It's overtime, but not worth it to be so tired. And have this headache.
Til next time!!

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Home Away from Home (or something)

So I have two different gigs of "sitting" - one is cat sitting (like the pictures from before) and the other is house-sitting and dog sitting. The people I house/dog sit for just moved and this is my first time staying at their new house. It. Is. Ridiculous.

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 saying that word so much lately - it's totally stupid, but I keep saying it. It's like a sucktastic disease. :-p

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 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


Okay, before I start about Saturday (which was FANTASTIC by the way) some older pictures I haven't posted yet:

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:

I'm a dork. It's okay.

So...back to Saturday. I woke up and got ready for the day. My hair appointment was at noon in Queen Anne so I grabbed food, got gas and headed down there. And then I realized I forgot my camera. WHOOPS. So I used my picture phone. Here's me before hair and make up: "start" ?

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:

And Clint's brother Dan and his wife Emily:

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:

Anyway, back to Saturday.

The first course is CHEESE (with bread, apples and veggies for dippers) and I was embarassed to take pictures with the flash, so those didn't turn out. The second course was the salad which was SO good - no one remembered the salads being so good, so that was a fun surprise.
Then The Meat:

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.

Our mess of a table with all the sauces to dip things in:

And then...the dessert.

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.

(this is the good part)

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"

I - Becky Noël - was speechless. It was totally unexpected, but totally perfect. I whispered it back before kissing him so hard and when we pulled away, he laughed cause he said I was beeming from ear to ear. We talked about how we don't want to abuse that word and how it's really hard for him to say that so it needs to be "handled with care" even more. We even agreed on still saying "I heart you" most of the time, but the "L word is out there" (that's his words). We kissed some more, and then it was my turn to pull away and laugh cause:
"This will make getting you a Valentine's card SO much easier!!"
He laughed cause I'm a dork for thinking of stuff like that, but it was sweet. We talked for a little while longer, then played Bejeweled (the game I am obsessed with on his Xbox) so he could learn how...and then I went to sleep. It was so nice falling asleep saying "good night, baby" and having him say back: "good night! I love you!"
Makes the picture we took earlier that night even sweeter:

Friday, February 09, 2007

Bad News Bears

Jason and I are dying. Something is very very wrong.

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

Swinging back

**Edited to add pictures**
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 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 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:

The cover:

Tab dividers:

Two page spread (journaling on the face side of the card, picture(s) on the backs) :

Sample of how she did her pictures: (some of the weeks had more pictures/elaboration)

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


Since I'm sick now I'm chillin, trying to get better. So I'll post pictures. :)

Last weekend Jason and I played Home Town Tourists and went to both the Museum of Glass in Tacoma and the Museum of Flight. It was so much fun. :)

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! :

We actually got to the museum about a half hour before they started 3 hours of glass blowing and we stayed to watch it the whole time. It was rad. Like I said, the glass blowing is done inside the big cone, which actually functions as a vent-type thing to let all the heat from the fires out of the building. It totally reminded me of Willy Wonka and the Fizzy Lifting...ha. :)

First, though, some pictures of some of the glass displays in the cone, all by Chihuly, who is from Tacoma:

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:

Oh, and by the way, my camera did something kinda cool and captured everything really hot in a purple color. Like in the picture above, in real life that purple light was red/orange/yellow (fire) but the camera got it as purple. It's kinda neat.

The "Home Team" was my favorite. We saw them go from this:

And doing this:

To make this:

And ending up with this:

Yeah...they broke it. Whoops. I felt so bad for the guy!! But they did well and started over again. They went from:

To this:

And then when they transferred it off the stick, this happened:

It chipped!! The "narrarator" guy that was explaining what all they do said that since the museum opened, he's never seen 2 pieces break in a row.

They managed to not break the last one. I'm not sure what it was but here's 2 pics:

The "Away Team" was making another one of these:

And since it's so huge, it's actually 5 pieces, the top, a ring to go around it, the middle part with a decal, another ring, and then the bottom. Craziness.

This is the beginning of the top:

Making the middle piece:

Attaching the two (with the ring in between):

And attaching the bottom:

Then they added these STUPID looking stars onto it...not sure why they'd do that... :

And that was it.

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. :)

There are planes EVERYWHERE inside. The place is COVERED. Like it's a plane museum or something. Wait... ;)

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:
It was pretty cool but it sucked that everything was behind glass's a plane. ;) It did have the Presidential Conference Room:

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! :)

Funny friend:

Silly boyfriend and a sick girlfriend:

And our bowling shoes! I have a picture of our shoes from every time we've gone bowling. Fun. :)

Anyway, that's all for now. (As if a million pictures weren't enough.) :) Later, skaters!!