Friday, May 16, 2008

moving over...

To wordpress I think.

At least that's the plan for now. Take a look over there - More to come soon.

Sunshiny goodness!

Today was a beautiful day in Seattle! The sun came out and it warmed up to about 80 degrees. I found myself smiling just from feeling the sun shine down on my face. I was able to drive through the arboretum and over the floating bridge with my sunroof open and it was just spectacular! As one of my office mates said - it was a day that makes us all want to live here! I noticed the beauty in even small things - the bush as you walk to my office was filled with white flowers - they reminded me of when I was a kid and would pick the flowers in our back yard and pull out the pollen covered part on the inside and make them into little boats to float down the creek behind our house. That's a memory I haven't had in a long time.

There are other memories and thoughts I really want to share here - but blogger doesn't allow users to password protect just particular posts - It's all or nothing. This frustrates me and makes me think I may have to move to password protecting the whole thing. Blah!

Calliope is working on a new header for my blog and I am SO.EXCITED! Stay tuned!!!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Mmmm Breakfast!

Today we stopped on by the Blue Onion Bistro for some breakfast.  It's a great place with yummy food and so cute.  The coffee is strong (Studly boyfriend really likes this but I could go either way).  We both had chicken fried steak with scrambled eggs, hash browns and toast.  Umm and we started with a yummy cinnamon roll to split!  :O

It was super good... and I still have half mine in the fridge for some later time!!!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Seattle Snow In April

Can you believe it? This wasn't even when it was at the worst!!!

Sunday, April 06, 2008

A cool website

Free Grocery List Maker has me hooked! I was searching for somewhere that would let me check off the groceries I wanted to buy and print a list and happened to find them. The coolest thing is that you can have your partner/roommate/kid/etc set up to create a list that automatically syncs with yours. Then if you are the one going to shop you know what everyone needs/wants. Even if you double up (say both people check they want eggs) it is smart- it knows this and only enters them once! Pretty cool!

Monday, March 31, 2008

One good thing about Starbucks

I like that the Starbucks near my work really represents the neighborhood.  Ok, they do have the same menu and stuff - but the artwork is pretty unique and the employees and customers really are part of the neighborhood.  It's not often that I walk into a coffee shop in Seattle and I am in the minority ethnicity wise - and having such a diverse coffee place that I know employs the people around here is important to me.  Plus that honey latte was good!  Rock on Starbucks! 

Thursday, February 28, 2008


It really sucks when you are trying to do your best - especially for someone else - and they get upset or disappointed by your attempts. Sometimes when this happens it chips away at my faith in humanity.

Lately I have been working hard to try to regain a positive attitude about things - work especially but things in general. Today's little bump in the road didn't help much...

Monday, January 14, 2008

Sometimes my Profession has it's Disadvantages...

Overall I really like my job- sure there are things like annoying paperwork, difficult things you hear from clients and huge student loans to pay off, but overall I have a good gig. However, one of the down sides is that I have to be somewhat careful at times about personal things - if I bump into a client at the store I can't just say hello and introduce them to my boyfriend, mom etc. as some professions could do (would you really feel odd if your real estate agent or hair stylist did that- I think not!).

The other thing that has been on my mind for some time is blogging. I know the internet is big. I don't put tons of pictures of myself or my family up here. I don't say where I work or what part of the city I live in. I am pretty careful to keep some details out of my blogging. BUT I really feel like this limits what I can say. I want to be able to share lots of details when my mind tells me to. I want to talk about my thoughts on issues that come up on some of the blogs I read - to say that I am having a cruddy day and maybe share more details why or to talk about some major life events in general. I feel like I can't do that though. It isn't appropriate for a client to be able to find these things out about my life. Yeah I could write another totally anonymous blog or I suppose I could put the blog on some type of feature where only certain people could read it but I hate that idea too. I just want to be able to write whatever I want and have no fear that the "wrong" people will read it. But the adult in me knows sometimes we can't have it that way. Blah!