Friday, October 29, 2004

High on the hill was a lonely goatherd

Lay ee odl lay ee odl lay hee hoo.

Inspired by one of my favorite musicals, The Sound of Music, I am a yodelling goatherd this year and Jason and Graham are my goats.

The whole idea actually started out more as a joke after we were all discussing how much we loved The Sound of Music and especially the goatherd song. Then when I suggested the idea of dressing up on Halloween to the guys, they surprisingly agreed to be my goats (Graham is the girl goat, hence the giant pink bow). That's when I got crackin' and found my costume on E-bay and then did my own little modifications to it. With the help of my mom, we sewed together the goat masks for the guys, and tadaa it actually all worked out!

Happy Halloween!

Worst Nightmare

You know when you have one of those dreams where you're in a crowd and you're the only person who isn't wearing clothes? I had a similar experience today...but with clothes. Since Google is having a big party extravaganza for Halloween, I of course had to get dressed up. I spent all morning getting all done up and on my way into work, started looking around at the other drivers. Hmm...why isn't anyone else dressed up? I pulled into the parking garage and looked at my fellow coworkers...none of whom were dressed up. Did I get dressed up on the wrong day??? Oh my goodness. Instead of getting out of the car, I sat there for another ten minutes calling various people to see if it was the right day, but none of the people I called picked up. Finally I asked one of the people walking into the office, 'excuse me? is this the right day?' while pointing at my getup. Luckily it's not a bad dream and I'm not really that confused.

Thursday, October 21, 2004

Really Long Week

Why is it that this week feels like it has dragged on for so long. It's only Thursday? Usually my weeks fly by, one day it's Monday, the next I'm a couch potato consuming all my Thursday night shows. Maybe it's the weird weather or maybe I'm just feeling overwhelmed. I'd like to be a spontaneous person, but in reality my head is always spinning thinking of what I need to do next or how I can be more efficient. I've had a non-stop headache for two days now (probably from the fact that I switched my earphones to huge headphones that squish my head). It's funny how when I have nothing to do, I don't take advantage of that free time to do other fun things. Now that my calendar is booked, all I want to do is watch a movie, play golf, or spend the day reading.

Wednesday, October 20, 2004


Note to self: Don't stand up while ear phones are still connected. Leads to broken earphones and ringing ears.

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Rainy Days

The first big storm of the season is here. I love it when it rains except for when I need to be out and about. The traffic is always worse increasing my already long commute. I don't like it when my pants get wet and stick to my legs then feel warm and gross once I'm inside a heated room. Other than that, rain is a wonderful and beautiful thing. The air smells fresh and the trees are greener. I sleep better at night when it's raining and my bed feels so much warmer and more comfortable. Rainy cold weather is the perfect time to be wrapped up in a big blanket, sipping my hot chocolate next to the fireplace.

Monday, October 18, 2004

Friend or Stranger

Since Bertrand had some groomsman duties, I drove myself home from our friend's wedding on Saturday. Once I exited the freeway, I noticed a car that kept trying to pass me and then started honking at me. Huh...what did I do? Once we got to a light, the guy in the car honked again and lowered his window and started waving. Thinking it was one of my old high school friends, I also lowered my window to say hi, but once I got a better look I realized I didn't know who he was. The guy smiled and said, 'Hey! What's up? Pull over, let's talk.' So he pulled over and I slowed down unsure if it was my friend or not. Then, a little voice in my head told me to keep going so I kept driving and didn't pull over. I either escaped some random freak, or totally just ditched an old friend.

Friday, October 15, 2004

Home Safely

My ball
Originally uploaded by kimbalina.
I almost had a heart attack this morning. While working from home this morning, I heard the familiar jingle of my baby, Toby's, collar outside. I looked out the upstairs window into the street and saw him running around my neighbor's front yard. My heart started racing and I ran outside to see that the gate was wide open. When I got outside, I couldn't find him anymore and started panicking. Luckily, on my way down the street, I saw my neighbor come out of her house holding him by the collar to bring him home. We let Toby out early this morning so who knows how long he was out and about. At least he knew his way home and didn't get lost or hurt. I'm so happy that he is home safely now. I squeezed him and squeezed him as soon as we were home again and he rested his head on my lap.

Monday, October 11, 2004

Girls Day Out

My very good friend and roommate from college is getting married (very soon!). I am honored to be one of her bridesmaids and this past weekend, the other bridesmaids and I took her up to Napa for a day of pampering, girl talk, and of course shopping. We arrived in Napa early in the morning and had brunch at a quaint little cafe. After having been away from each other since living together for four years, it was good to catch up and reconnect. It's amazing how comfortable it feels to be around people who are like you and who understand you. Regardless of how often you see each other, things just fall back into place when you are together again. There was plenty of teasing and laughing which also lifted my spirits after having been sick for an entire week prior.

After much coffee and gossiping, we headed to the Spa for an afternoon of pampering. We each got in her gigantic fluffy robes and pretended to be elegant women with our cups of tea by the fireplace, but couldn't help but laugh at the seriousness of it all. We then went our separate ways into our massage rooms and drifted into blissful relaxation. Once we were all pampered out, we got dressed and headed out for some hard core shopping. A new tip of advice from one of the married girls, was to go on a shopping spree and buy all you could without feeling guilty before getting married. We followed this tip of advice the entire afternoon and each left with our arms full of shopping bags truly looking like we had our own little spree. We stopped at nearly every store and consulted each of the girls on fashion and fit and if anyone debated whether or not to get something, we reminded her of the married girl's advice.

We had a glorious time in Napa with the soothing atmosphere, good company, and beautiful scenery of the wine country.

Friday, October 08, 2004

Absence makes the stomach grow fonder

I've been really sick for the past week. This past week, I learned the hard way that although the mind is strong, the body isn't always on the same path. My body took over and I was pretty much knocked out the entire week. It's been hard to eat food so I've pretty much stuck to bread and soup. After a week of not eating normal food, it is starting to smell and look very tempting. I never realized how much I loved food until now. Food...yum.

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

No Producers for me

While at a party, one of our friends handed us a wedding invitation to another friend's wedding. I opened up the invitation and showed it to Bertrand, excited to see our friends get married. Instead of being immediately excited, he stood there contemplating for awhile and then finally told me that he had planned a surprise weekend for me the weekend of the wedding. A couple of months ago, he got tickets to see the critically acclaimed musical The Producers which is only in town till the end of this month. I have been dying to see this show for so long but would much rather see my friends get married since it is a once in a lifetime event (hopefully). I put the tickets up for sale and they were sold in literally, a minute. These two had better be really in love!