Sunday, August 31, 2003

My phone has been dying on me slowly over the past month. It all started when something went loose on the inside of my phone, so that everytime I picked it up, it would rattle. After that, it would occasionally turn of on its own and I would have to power it back on. Yesterday, on the drive home from work, my phone died completely. There was no bringing it back to life, even with my usual little tweakings. When I got home, I took it apart and checked out the chips and pieces and then put it all back together. Still...nothing. If you've called me in the past two days, I haven't received your call or voicemail. Also...if I'm supposed to have your number, please let me know because along with the dead phone, I have lost about 250 phone book entries. =(

Wednesday, August 27, 2003

Since I've been doing the long commute to work lately, I had decided that I wanted to do something productive while I drove. I have been aching to read some books since I finished school and had more time to but just haven't gotten around to it. Until...I fell in love with audio books. These things are great! I get to 'read' through about an hour a half of a book everyday. For my birthday my brother had gotten me a couple of audio books, one of which was Don't Sweat the Small Stuff in Love. I kind of giggled when I got it. My brother said, "I thought this might be useful for you and may help Bertrand out a bit." Everyone kind of laughed and Bertrand said, "I love you Man!" =) I think that they must have had some secret plan going on and Bertrand told Vincent to buy that for me because it would have meant something else had he given it to me. And they think they're so sly....! In all seriousness, it was a good book and a great present. It had some interesting ideas and some funny stories. While I was driving I would laugh out loud at some of the stories that the author and his wife told. People are so amusing. As soon as I finished that book, I headed to the library and borrowed a couple more. I'm almost done with the book that I started on Monday called, Homecoming. After my drive home from work today, I sat on the driveway for nearly 20 minutes so that I could finish the chapter. It is getting to a really good part that I am almost tempted to go to my car and get the tape to listen to the rest of it tonight.

Monday, August 25, 2003

I am so happy right now. I have just had one of the most successful shopping experiences in less than half an hour. JCrew is having a sale! Not just any sale...a humongous, Kimmy is so happy, kind of sale. I heard about it thanks to Jorge, Tine's boyfriend. I didn't realize what a great sale it was until I was in the store and saw all of the prices. The same bathing suit that I had bought a few months ago was on clearance for 1/8 of the cost. It was a different color, so at least I don't feel completely ripped off from before. While I was in the middle of shopping, another one of my friends IM'd me about the sale knowing full well how happy it would make me, but I was already deep in the pages of shopping glory. I just checked out with 10 items in my cart and a big smile on my face. And I spent as much as I did on just a bathing suit and a shirt only a few months ago!
Ewww...poor Aldy. Come home!!!

Thursday, August 21, 2003

This is a test post from my phone...Yay Blogger! has been having some problems loading these past couple of days. It takes about 10 minutes and 5 refreshes for anything to even appear on the page. I contacted support to see what the dealio was and received a fairly prompt response. I guess all of these darn viruses are killing the servers and making it super slow for anything on the net (or so they tell me). What was interesting was in the response email that I got, the support person included a conversation that she had over IM with a coworker. That I think she might have just been trying to prove to me that she tried to find out what was wrong. Anyhow, viruses are dumb. They ruin everything.

Wednesday, August 20, 2003

Today I am 22.

Wow, who would have thought that little girl in the picture would turn into me 20 years later. I'm no longer worried about getting older, it's inevitable. Besides, I'm still young. Time to party and celebrate!

You're only as old as you let your heart make you. - anonymous

I like this one too...

Age is something that doesn't matter. Unless you're a cheese. - anonymous

Sunday, August 17, 2003

I just finished watching The Sound of Music on dvd. I love that movie. I don't think that I could ever get tired of watching it. Sometimes I'll catch myself humming or singing a song from the movie. I had downloaded a couple of the songs in mp3s onto my computer awhile ago, and one day while I thought I was at home by myself, I had turned on the songs and started to sing my heart out. I got to the song that they sang during the puppet show that they performed for their dad. There is that one section where the goats are singing to each other and yodelling. I of course can't just sing the song, but had to sing it in the 'goat voice'. I was yodelling my lungs out in the little goat voice when I heard a little something and turned around. There was my roommate standing in my doorway smiling at me. I was so into my singing and yodelling that I hadn't heard her come through the front door and stand at my doorway. I'm still kind of embarrassed about it, and everytime I watch the movie again or sing that song, I turn a little red thinking about how I had been found out singing in my goat voice.

Wednesday, August 13, 2003

Exactly one more week left of my 21'dom. 21 was good....I would like to be 21 forever. Ahh...but it is time to move on. I must be getting old. Now that I've already finished school and am a little working woman, it's inevitable....I'm getting old. The only people who think that I am still young are young middle-aged professionals, married people, parents, and the rest of the world, I'm old. I remember when being old was a cool thing. I thought I was so cool in 8th grade, being the older ones in the middle school watching all of the 'kids' around me. And then I was even more cool, when I was a senior in high school. Now, I'm happy where I am even though I'm not so cool anymore. There are always the landmark ages to look forward to, but I've passed my big exciting one last year. I couldn't wait to be 16 to get my driver's liscense, 18 to be legal, 21 to be really legal. Now, I have 30 to look forward to. Woopee. All kidding aside, getting older isn't too bad. You experience more and get to appreciate life more. I still have a lot to look forward to.

Tuesday, August 12, 2003

I had written a really long post and was about to Post and Publish it when out of my own stupidity when looking for a link, I opened a new site in the very same window and lost my post. It was a pretty long one too. All deep and insightful which I haven't been in awhile. Oh well, it was my fault. I'm too tired and lazy to rewrite another post but Tony Pierce says that I should write a little something anyways, even though I can't think about anything to write about. It's funny...all day when little things happen, I think, "Wow...that would be a great thing to blog about, I should remember that." Or when I sit and think for a little bit, my mind wanders to thinking about something deep and insightful and I think, "Remember to Blog this." Too bad there isn't a BlogThis! for my brain. Yet, at night when I come to sit at my computer and open up Blogger my mind is blank. I try to pull up all of the events of the day and....nada. I'm kind of tired now. I had a long day today and got to eat some Indian food for the second time in my life. You know what I'm still trying to understand right now? When we were leaving the restaurant (there was a big group of us) the owner of the restaurant stood and shook each of our hands on our way out. As he did so, he handed a business card to each one of the guys, but when he shook my hand, he only said "Thank You" but no business card. Why?

Monday, August 11, 2003

On my way to go camping this weekend, I was listening to a mixed CD of a compilation of different songs. I was thinking about how easy it is to make burn a CD of your favorite songs so that rather than skip through the songs that you don't like, you can instead put all of your favorites on one CD and actually listen to it all the way through. Technology is so cool. I remember when I was little and didn't have money to go out and buy cassettes for my favorite music artists. My brother and I used to use a whole cassette tape to record the radio for a couple of hours. Then when the tape ran out, I would listen to the entire tape, and when I found a song that I liked, I'd dub it over to another tape. Then after a few days of doing this, Tadaa, I had my very own mixed cassette tape. ghetto.

Thursday, August 07, 2003

Today my dad gave me this neato little pen looking thing that connects through USB and has 30MB of space. What a neato little toy. I used my new toy to transfer my pictures from my laptop to a properly functioning computer. Here are my pictures from Vegas.

Tuesday, August 05, 2003

My computer doesn't like me.

It all started when the wireless on my laptop started tweaking out and not connecting to the internet properly. Then while trying to troubleshoot what was wrong with my network connection, I decided that I would upgrade from Windows 2000 to XP. In the middle of the upgrade the hard drive died. I then had to go through all these diagnostic thingamajoos to see if there was a workaround, but alas, there wasn't. That was after about 6 hours of having to restart the installation before the whole thing completely died. Luckily for some odd reason, this 3 year old computer was still on warranty. I called up Dell and they promptly sent me a replacement. So now once the new hard drive had arrived, I tried to install XP once again. I took out all of my handy CD's to reinstall all of my drivers, and whadya know, they're not compatible with XP. I tried installing the drivers that I got from online for my network cards so that I could at least get online to download everything else. After about 2 hours of trying to install the driver that kept failing, the wireless started working....kind of. Then I ended right back where I started with the bad connections. I decided that I would try to connect directly rather than through wireless, and tried to install the driver to my network card. AGAIN, nothing works. Argh. I hate XP.

I have already downloaded all of my pictures from Vegas and my weekend onto this computer and due to the lack of network connections, I can't upload them. They'll be up eventually though as I had promised before as soon as my computer and OS start working with me.

Monday, August 04, 2003

Started my first day of work at my new job today. Wahoo! It was waay cool and a neato environment. Oh yeah, did I ever say where I was working? If you haven't figured it out by now from the picture, I work for Google owners of Blogger. How cool is that? When you walk into Google there are big ole' balls bouncing everywhere, lava lamps, and massage chairs in the lounges. There is free food galore in the fully stocked snack rooms and free gourmet lunches. Not only that, but the people are very friendly and cool. I've always wanted a job where I would love the company that I work for and love what I do. And whaddya know...I got it.

Since I was starting work this week, I went on a nice relaxing trip up to Sonoma County with a few friends for the weekend. We rented a cabin for the 14 of us...a cabin that only had one usable bathroom and a downstairs bedroom that strongly resembled something from Blair Witch or The Ring. Needless to say, that was quite interesting, especially when we ran out of toilet paper. We did some hiking in the hills and swimming in the Russian River. Riding the current down the river was so fun, but I was so tired after racing to swim against the current back to our spot on the bank. I finally learned how to play poker and was reminded once again what a terrible liar I am. We visited the Korbel Vineyards to take a tour of the winery and of course...did some wine tasting. On the way home, we stopped in Berkeley to have dinner and take a stroll down Telegraph.

And here I am now relaxing at home after a long day at is good.