Saturday, February 28, 2009
Friday, February 27, 2009
There's about a $5.00 price limit, and you have to make it yourself. It can be something about their job (a professional award) or about their personality (personal award). You can be as serious or as cheesy as you want. You obviously can't pick on anyone in a mean way, and you're supposed to stay away from inside jokes, but otherwise, it's all up to you!
One of my closest friends at work picked me, and she could not have made me a better award! (And I'm not saying that because it was an award for me, but because of what the actual award was!)
Thursday, February 26, 2009
For those of you "Office" lovers -
Or for those of you familiar (ok, obsessed) with Scrubs...
And those who have had the blessing of watching 30 Rock:
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
I do know that he is going to take me to Ruby Tuesday for dinner Thursday night. Since I ate with my parents on Monday, he didn’t get to take me out on my actual birthday. He was dog-sitting Bailey while I was at dinner (and doing the birthday “surprises”) and didn’t realize he left some chocolate out on the counter, a little too close to the edge. When he came around the corner, he saw Bailey standing over the little box, licking his chops. He had eaten all 3 pieces. Justin was horrified that Bailey would be keeling over in pain, or going bezerk at any minute, so when I got home, he told me he wouldn’t feel comfortable leaving Bailey alone until he knew he was ok (bless his heart)!
Also, my wonderful team at work got me a really nice Dallas Stars hat and a travel Dallas Stars coffee mug! According to one of my co-workers, it’s virtually impossible to find any Dallas Stars memorabilia in the Colorado Springs area. (I could have told them that!) But, they haven’t gotten them in the mail yet, and it’s expected to arrive next Monday. So whoever’s house they mailed it to will bring it in on Tuesday! I’m pretty pumped…they look really cool! Matt, one of the Training Managers, printed out pictures of my gift, and presented it to me in a card:
On a non-birthday related note, I kind of started a blog for Bailey! It would be just a little bit here and there about fun things he does. I follow a few blogs like that, and it’s just so cute! They’re free to open, so there’s no harm done. Unless, of course, you don’t want to have to read a completely separate blog! Then this blog can be about “me” (since most of the blogs are anyway) and that one can have pictures of him! But it’s just a thought…I’m not sure if ultimately I’d want to have that extra “work”. It gave me a chance to create a new header and find a new site design for this blog, and that is exciting for me to think about!!
You can find it if you View My Profile, and there’s a section for blogs I “manage” – this one and Bailey’s! Or copy and paste this address: http://baileysmisconceptions.blogspot.com/. I chose that for a few reasons – 1. Bailey Monster was taken (hehe) and he does tend to have many misconceptions about the “people world” all the time (for example, when I put my coat on and am getting ready to go shopping or something, he thinks that he’s going to the park, and runs around the apartment like a banshee).
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
It's a Tuesday night, and I'm sitting in bed blogging. Oh sure, there's other things happening, and I have other things I want to do, or will do. But I'm looking forward to all of it.
First of all, I'm enjoying a wonderful strawberry Margarita (started with dinner). I'm obviously blogging, and I am watching Mamma Mia!
And I'm also "eye-balling" my book that hasn't been read in such a long time...but everytime I walk past it, it whimpers and says "Read me! Read me!"
It's "Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman Republic" by Tom Holland. The Rubicon was the river that Julius Ceasar crossed to enter Rome, causing the start of their Civil War. It's extremely interesting, and when I'm reading it, I can't put it down!!! But, there are so many other things to be done, that it's hard to pick it up. I'm also one of those readers where I either need it quiet, or to have a constant quiet noise in the background (for example, Starbucks is ok). I can't read with the tv on, or someone talking close by, so even at Starbucks, I need an isolated area, or I find myself listening in on their conversations. But after talking about it this much, or thinking about reading, I think I'm going to pick it up!
Also, it turns out that my birthday is going to span across the upcoming week, and I may even be creating a new blog, but more to come on that tomorrow! I'm going to go and read a book!!
Monday, February 23, 2009
These little shiny stars were EVERYWHERE!! People were tracking these all through the hallway...even into the bathroom!
All of the handles on all my cabinets had curly ribbons.
The other angle of my office, with stars and balloons!
My boss brought me my favorite Starbucks - Raspberry Mocha!!
Messing around with my shiny stars!
Dinner at the Sunbird Restaurant, overlooking the Springs!
I got my favorite flowers from my mom, and Justin! I love tulips!!!
And Justin knew I liked flowers, so he got me a kit where I could grow my own!
Sunday, February 22, 2009
I don't really have anything huge planned - in fact, I don't even know where I'll be going to dinner! But I'm really looking forward to tomorrow, and I'll finally be able to say I'm 25!
I went to 2 hockey games this weekend for Colorado College, and they won both! They were pretty exciting games, and were very close! A great way to start off my "25th year".
Then I took Bailey to the dog park today for an hour, and not only did he love it, but when we got home, he crashed on the couch for at least 2 hours! To any dog owners out there, you know that's a dead give away that the dog had a GREAT time!
I was also finally able to watch the Amazing Race!! I missed the first episode last week, but it wasn't hard at all to get into it tonight! It's always really intense, and you find yourself really "relating" to the people on the show. You start to pick out your top 3 teams you want to see make it all the way to the end, but even more than that, you pick out (usually right away) the teams you want to see elimated as soon as possible. It's pretty awesome. Thanks go to my brother for getting me into that, and we'll sign up for it one of these days!!
So, tonight is being spent watching the Oscars instead of doing the inCREDibly large pile of dishes in the sink. Don't worry, I'll do those eventually. Then to top it all off, I have an almost equally large pile of laundry, and it's 8:45 pm and I haven't started it yet. But I'm too excited to go to sleep early!! And then I'll probably curl up and read my book on Ancient Rome. Yes, you read that correctly. I'm a nerd.
Anyway, tomorrow's a Monday and I'll be at work all day, but I'll take pictures tomorrow and be sure to come back and document this historic birthday!!
Friday, February 20, 2009
Right now, I’m just watching the 1st Season of 30 Rock on DVD and obviously catching up on the blog world. If you haven’t seen 30 Rock, I recommend that almost as strongly as The Office. You need to watch a few episodes though, in order to fully “embrace” the characters and the story line.
I’m also watching my sweet puppy murder a rawhide bone (don’t worry – this brand doesn’t give him diarrhea). So, since there isn’t much to report in my world (except that my 25th bday is coming up), here’s an update on how Bailey’s doing!! Last I weighed him, he was 106 lbs! I’m taking him in tomorrow to get a more recent number.
He's now gotten into the habit of sitting under the table everytime I sit down at it (which is usually when I'm blogging)
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
And for some reason, I am TOTALLY craving a Big Mac!!
Saturday, February 14, 2009
All the supplies!
Bailey wanted to know what those pretty red things were...
Whatcha cookin' there?
The final product before...
Happy Valentine's Day!