Monday, April 20, 2009


So it's the first warm and sunny Saturday in six months. What to do, what to do. The answer, dear readers, is to take some of your favorite people and head to the North Shore for an afternoon of fresh seafood, charming seaside villages, chowder "bread bowls" (i.e. flirt your way into a hot dog bun to dip in your soup), and of course, a photo shoot. Because it's who you are and what you do.


It sure is nice going outside.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Something to write home about

Dear Mom,

Today I *met my match. We're totally made for each other!

match made in heaven
*or just took a photo of him on the street.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Live! From her Pajamas... it's Wednesday night!

  • I have blogged 17 times since the beginning of the year. A new low.
  • I just got off the phone with a pre-screener for a candy focus group. Don't you worry, of course I was qualified for the study. It was probably all of the "I never feel guilty for eating candy..." answers that sealed the deal. I'm part of the "Mounds" study later this month. Thank you free $100.
  • Half of our office is traveling this week, so the other half of us decided to make it "Work from home Wednesday." It's 6:22pm and I'm still in my pajamas. Grand.
  • Not only is it obnoxious to have adult acne, but having to pay for prescription drugs to treat adult acne is adding insult to injury. I thought we were getting free prescription drugs in January...
  • Are you eating baked Cheetos yet? OH so good.
  • I did my first outdoor run yesterday. I hate it. 25 days til the marathon, 26 days until I give up running.
  • I really can't stop watching this video of an unexpected singer with an unexpected voice. I tear up nearly every time. It's so rare to see something so humanizing on TV--in an unexpected place, and starring everyone's favorite crankypants Simon Cowell!
  • Today, I felt the need to do something completely drastic--in times past this meant putting a blue streak in my hair, moving to Boston, dying my hair red, etc. Today, it meant signing up for a Candy focus group. (Am I getting lame?)
  • Some out-of-my-control things going on in my life right now. This song has become my anthem of late. It's worth a listen.
  • Last week I left my keys in Portland, misplaced my wallet, and had my email hacked and all my work folks spammed. I had to rely on my roommate to let me into the house and I couldn't bide time away from the house because I had no where to spend money. It was kind of dramatic. Luckily, it's all been sorted out. This week is already a +5 over last week's drama rama.
  • In my yearly pilgrammage to Mecca (aka Utah), my lovely sister Alaina does a photoshoot. Let's call this my 316-month-old shoot. (That's right calculator: (26 x 12) + 4. I don't do complex math on my own.) To promote her business, here's the link to my shoot. If you have photo needs in Utah, give her a buzz. She's amazing. She'll also be shooting the bestie's wedding in Boston in August, so if you're local and need something done, let her or I know! I inadvertantly rocked some major 80's fashion and hair, but it was all in good fun.
  • We're all facebook friends, right? I mean I don't have to post all the photos from my Salt Lake/Portland Extravaganza, do I? Okay, just a few.
  • MUST GO. VTee I've been trying to reach forever just called wanting to do dinner. Time to get OUT of jams...

Thursday, April 09, 2009

what recession?

Hi. I'm still alive. Forthcoming recaps of my wonderful weekend in Salt Lake City for the Holla House Reunion /First of the Summer Wedding Travels.

Until then, I'm busy busy busy at work. In fact, the busiest Project Manager on staff. It's good to be employed! I've hidden my actual job names for legal reasons, but wanted to give you a snapshot of what on earth is keeping me so busy (and why I had to log hours while I was on "vacation.") Each vertical line is a week--100% allocation would be a 40 hour week. As you'll kindly see to the right, I'm a tad bit busier than 40 hours a week.

Good thing the Diet Coke and Skittles at the office are free! I tear through quite a few.

Definitely, maybe, probaby related posts:

If NatA! posted a photo with this blog, here it is!