Thursday, January 21, 2010

Brought to you by the Paris Hilton of Trenton

I swear, one of these days, I'll have time to post something meaningful on here, but in the meantime, enjoy.

And yes, I am hooked on that show. GTL, baby.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Happy New Year!

May today there be peace within.

May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be.

May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others.

May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.

May you be content with yourself just the way you are.

Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.

It is there for each and every one of us.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

I never thought I'd be a vampire lover...

but I picked this book up on a flight out of town over the weekend and could not put it down.

I was headed out of town to Houston on has still been crazy, so I was running on about 16 hours sleep over the prior 4 days, but I wanted to have something to read in case I couldn't sleep on the plane.

Turns out this book was the very reason I couldn't sleep on the plane!

I was so tired, my eyes kept trying to close, but I think I only managed to turn out my reading light for about five minutes...before I had to turn it back on again to keep reading.

Purchased the 2nd in the series for my flight home, and now I'm just trying to figure out when I'm going to find time to read the rest!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Congratulations, Lesley and Kris!

I'm a few days late on this - but better late than never, right?? Wishing a lifetime of happiness to my sister and her husband :-)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


So, it gets pretty challenging to write an engaging blog entry when you feel as though all you've been doing for the last several weeks is working, but I'm going to try.

Work is taking up about 60-75 hours a week at the moment. I'm working on something pretty cool...I actually get excited talking about it, and I know I'm going to have a real sense of accomplishment when it is completed. It's also understaffed and sliiiiiightly behind schedule in my opinion, hence the long hours and frustration that comes along with that. On the bright side, I seem to be getting some real kudos for my effort, so that's keeping me motivated for the time being.

Last week, I got super motivated to get set some athletic goals and I finally signed myself up for that 3 mile run / 3 mile swim event in Pensacola, FL in May! Now if only my motivation would extend to actually getting me to the pool :p

Wow, this post is just as lame-o as I expected it to be, but I'm still disappointed. Must resolve to have some interesting adventures, or at least some moments of hi-larious social awkwardness in the coming weeks.

Till then.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

February 4th...are you kidding me?

Help me, I've lost the month of January, and I don't know where it went.

Seems like just yesterday I was playing away the final days of 2008 (or puking away the final days of 2008, depending on which week we are talking about specifically. That Christmas stomach bug was not the gift, I expected.)

Let's take a quick moment to recap on 2009 thus far:
  • Rang in the new year in a not so memorable way. It was okay, wasn't great. I don't have the best track record on planning New Years celebrations (though we did a great job in 2006, didn't we, Vick?). Need to work on that for next year.
  • Had a total crisis freak-out early in the new year that took me by surprise and reminded me that sometimes the things that I think don't bother me really do, and that it's okay to let it out.
  • Took a fabulous trip to visit my bestest friend at her new home in NoLA. There is something so necessary to me about really knowing where my friends are, experiencing their worlds just for a few days - their homes, daily commutes, favorite restaurants, new friends, and new loves (can you say muffaletta?!)
  • Planned and executed a fabulous training day for my girls at Old Dominion and George Mason. All the women who turned out to train were amaXIng, and the collegiate women were so gracious and thankful. Days like that make me remember why I continue to volunteer my time to my sorority.

That's about all I've got on my list for January accomplishments, because other than that, I worked my freakin' tail off during the entire month. Basically I was picking up someone else's slack, but it got me some pretty good kudos for being willing to pitch in and help get things done. After a LOT of late nights, I managed to turn out a pretty decent product.

I'm trying to regain some work-life balance this month, but not sure it's in the cards. In fact, tonight's installment is really just another demonstration of my procrastiblogging I've got an assignment that's due tonight, that I haven't started on yet. I've got to get unburied though - I don't want to lose February too!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Power

Saw this on a friend's blog, and since I have a deliverable deadline of "whenever I get it done tonight," why not start the night off with a little procrastiblogging fun. I swear I followed the Rules exactly... and some of the answers are a little creepy in their aptness.

The Rules:

  • 1. Put Your iPod on Shuffle.
  • 2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
  • 3. You must write down the name of the song no matter how silly it sounds!
  • 4. Put any comments in brackets after the song name.

1.) If someone says, “Is this okay,” you say? My One Thing That's Real - Ronan Keating [ to a rocky start]

2.) How would you describe yourself? Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand [that was definitely me last friday!]

3.) What do you like in a boy? Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) - Green Day [haha...umm...yea]

4.) What is your life's purpose? Say I - Creed [oh dear...let's hope that one's not true]

5.) What is your motto? FNT (Fascinating New Thing ) - Semisonic [ooh - that's a good one!]

6.) What do your friends think of you? Hero Takes a Fall - Bangles [ouch]

7.) What do you think of your parents? Cheating on You [wow...has someone hired a P.I.??]

8.) What do you often find yourself thinking about? Little Sister - Jewel [good job yesterday, Les!]

9.) What is 2+2? Walking Contradiction - Green Day [deep]

10.) What do you think of your best friend? I Know Why - Sheryl Crow [yup, i def know why we're besties :-)]

11.) What do you think of the person you like? Stuck in the Middle With You - Stealers Wheel

12.) What is your life story? Weird - Hanson [ahhhh, busted...I totally have Hanson on my iPod]

13.) What do you want to be when you grow up? Lullaby - Creed

14.) What do you think of when you see the person you like? Chances Are - Sheryl Crow

15.) What will you dance to at your wedding? You're Beautiful - James Blunt

16.) What will they play at your funeral? Give It Up or Let Me Go - Dixie Chicks

17.) What is your hobby/interest? Let Your Love Flow - Bellamy Brothers

18.) What is your biggest fear? He Thinks He'll Keep Her - Mary Chapin Carpenter [maaaaybe]

19.) What is your biggest secret? Angel Standing By - Jewel [nope, still a heathen]

20.) What do you think of your friends? Live It Up [that's this friday night ;-)]

21.) What will you post this as? The Power - Snap! [ boss and i have a joke about this song - guess that means it's time to get back to work!]

The Gift That I Am