Wednesday, July 15, 2009


I prepped Greg pretty well for the first time he was to meet my family (December 2007). Love you fam, but you can be a bit intimidating to the outsider. Don't get me wrong, I knew they would love Greg, but with five very unshy brothers and the Dad to match, I wanted to be sure Greg knew what he might experience. No worries, it took all of two minutes for him to be laughing and joking with the crew.

I really love this about my man.

He loves my crazy family just like I do and always looks forward to spending time with them. He is often the one to suggest we make a trip
(it's really only 20 minutes away) to visit Mom and Dad. Want proof?

Actual e-mail received by me, from Greg last Thursday at work:

I need a nap

And I really want to play Xbox with Bob right now too.

Funny eh?

The next night found Greg and Bob playing Xbox until I fell asleep on the couch.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

chicken little

The sky may very well be falling.

I had a reasonably important work presentation at noon yesterday for which I had planned to finish preparing that morning. I should have known that would mean we would be having campus-wide computer problems when I got to work. My computer not working = I literally can't work on anything. The problem was sorted out at 11:30 and I scrambled to get things together for my presentation. The meeting went well (to my great relief), but what should happen as soon as I returned to my office? The power went out. It was almost as if someone was trying to keep me from accomplishing anything. Or maybe they were trying to win me a day off...

The power eventually turned back on, but when it went off again while I was in the middle of composing this post, I decided to call it a day. Home and a popsicle cure all ills.

Thursday, July 9, 2009


My boss asked me to tease her hair yesterday. I'm pretty sure that's not in my job description. Good thing too, because I'm not that great at it. I blame it on a lack of experience. (You may have noticed my hair has yet to reach the stratosphere.)

I obliged. The poor woman had surgery two weeks ago that left her right arm in a sling.

I later helped her carry her lunch from the cafeteria.

Should I be asking for a raise? Ok, I admit, she did buy me a slice of carrot cake.

I love my job.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


I needed a cord to connect our camcorder to my laptop.

Best buy: Didn't carry the right cord

RadioShack: $40.someridiculousamount $23.99 $4.98 (including shipping)

Sorry brick and mortar, a girl's gotta eat.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


It's here.

I just received word that the dreaded hiney flu is sweeping through a department in my building at my place of employment.

Maybe I'll catch it. Maybe I won't.

Stay tuned for the hysteria.

Monday, July 6, 2009


*Updated with better after photo*
This is why you don't pull a prank on me. (Especially when you're going to be gone for a week and I have a key to your office.)


Office Before 3

Office Before 2

Office Before 1

The sticky note on the computer says:
IT, Please move this computer to the [another location at my work].


Thursday, July 2, 2009


Video coming soon of Bob (my not so little, anymore, brother)
opening his LDS mission call to...
He's ecstatic.
And not just because we have family in Edmonton that will make sure he's well fed :)
So proud of you my little Bobby-poo (How embarrassing :)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Camp Kiesel. Let's just say I slept really well (last) Wednesday night. Chasing 12 eight and nine year olds around all day in the (Finally!) summer will do that to a person.


Overall, I consider the venture a success. Two cubs were scraped up (knees and elbows) and bleeding within the first ten minutes, we only thought we lost the same cub twice, one cub lost a hat his grandparents brought back from Israel, one cub freaked when he got "out" in dodge ball, oh, and we left 30 minutes late.

BUT-the cubs participated in all the stations (with the exception of one cub who opted out of the canoeing due to a severe fear of water) and I even heard one remark, "This is the best day of my life!" That made it all worth it.

Working on a leather arrowhead with "semi-precious gemstones"


Traversing the "monkey bridge" in the obstacle course

Strategizing before a game of dodge ball
(Yes, you heard me right)