27 February 2010

Je vais en France

I have very exciting news to report today: I just bought tickets to Paris for May 20-31. My parents and some of my dad's siblings have been planning an epic Paris trip for months now and I decided it would be unbelievably silly (stupid?) not to tag along. So France, here I come! Yay! And I'm using up every single minute of my vacation time to do it. Worth it, definitely.

Other things that are good lately: my new office continues to be pretty awesome. Location-wise, I now get to wake up a full half hour later to get to work at the same time as I was before. Also, I am saving a bunch of money by not going out to lunch every single day. And, while this is also a minus, it is so dry in there that I have added a clementine to the fruit in the hopes that I can contribute to the collection. I'll let you know if it turns into a successful experience. Part of me hopes it doesn't - do I really want my office to be that dry? No, no not really.

Also, regarding my previous post, there is a poll on Facebook to vote for a "I'm on a Horse" T-shirt. You can find it here. The winning shirt will be sold on OldSpice.com. And, not gonna lie, I am probably going to buy one. Those of you with Facebook - go vote!

Finally, I am still totally immersed in the Olympics and Olympic fever. Curling is so compelling on TV and the ice skating has been amazing! I'm going to be sad when it's over tomorrow, even if they did save the best for last. The men's hockey gold medal game tomorrow is going to be EPIC. Go, USA!

18 February 2010

The Greatest Commercial of All Time

Yes, even better than "Wing Man" or "Glen!"


Seriously, I need a t-shirt that says "I'm on a Horse." Hee!

P.S. - Andy and I have decided to try and work things out. I am cautiously optimistic. 2+ years together is too significant to just throw it all away that quickly. He agrees and we're going to try again.

09 February 2010

For Dad - Other New Things

First, the new office:

Obviously I am missing my fantastic view from before but I least I have a decent amount of space. Plus we got shiny new phones. I still haven't figured out how all of it works but that will come with time.

Second, the fruit has found a home there. And a more spacious one at that:

Those blue things on the left belong to me. Oh, and the yellow head lamp. :-)

T-minus 13 hours until my plane departs for Miami! Woo! I better pack...

07 February 2010

News to Report

Since I've already blasted it all over Facebook, I feel like I should probably share this here. Although I don't want to make this blog my personal sob story/pity party, so I'll try not to dwell: Andy broke up with me yesterday, entirely out of the blue, after we'd been together for more than 2 years. Yesterday was really, really hard and not so fun but I did learn that I have some seriously fantastic friends. Thanks to Jill, Maren, and Desi for rushing to my side for a girls night cheering up session and to all of you that responded on facebook/via text message. It helps a lot.

Today is only marginally better. I'm hoping that the distraction of work tomorrow will help. Mostly I'm just trying not to cry too much, because I don't want to be that pathetic and I should be able to go out into the world like a normal person. So, chin up and move on with my day. Somehow. Or something.

In other news, I still have a job, yay! The sale of my company has been finalized and I am one of the lucky few they chose to keep on - there are 16 of us left, including all 6 members of my department. Did I mention yay?!? We've moved to new offices (don't worry, Dad, the fruit came with me) and are slowly adjusting to a new reality. Fortunately, one of the things we kept from the old reality is the Miami Boat Show. I will be leaving on Wednesday morning (really, really early) for Miami and will enjoy 5 days in the warmer climes of southern Florida. I am SO looking forward to it. Our hotel this year is within walking distance of the convention center so, instead of spending $20+ on cabs everyday, I get to walk over there in the sunshine. It's going to be awesome. And a much needed distraction from real life.

I have also been having some adventures in cooking lately, which I may share on the food blog at some point in the future. Aside from the potato/sausage roast that I already posted there, I've discovered the Pioneer Woman's Crispy Yogurt Chicken. It's seriously good although I can never get mine to get all brown like it's supposed to. Any tips from the more experienced cooks amongst you? And I will at some point in the near future, probably post-Miami, finally get around to sharing my applesauce recipe. It's really not that hard but I feel it needs to be documented in photos for blogging purposes. I feel as though my family would approve. :-)

So that's about it, really. I'm off to a family Super Bowl "party" (I use that term loosely) this afternoon with my mom and grandparents. I think I'm rooting for not-the-Saints, but mostly I just want to watch the commercials. Then, the Olympics start next Friday. Yay! I love the pageantry and inspirational music and great feats of athleticism. Plus, this is the closest it has been to being in my actual time zone in a very long time. Things will actually be on LIVE, not plausibly live tape-delay. I feel as though I'll be watching way more curling than is ever available on regular tv.