Sunday, July 30, 2006

Marriage Advice

A group of our friends went out last night to celebrate the last weekends of singleness in their lives before getting married. The soon-to-be groom asked the married men for advice. The consensus was, "Invest in a good couch."

Friday, July 28, 2006

New jacket

Only I would go buy a furry down jacket in the midst of a fourteen day heat wave with the triple digit temperatures out.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006


It has been majorly scorching lately. 113 degrees outside is not so fun. Although...I must admit, jumping from one air conditioned spot to another is not really suffering.

This week I experienced life without air conditioning and no internet outside of work. It was weird. The few of us who were in that boat all complained together and didn't know what to do with ourselves. How sad it is for geeks without internet and air conditioning. It did give me some time to play some more sudoku, read, and catch up on my sleep which were all very much needed.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Cowgirl Me

Cowgirl Kimmy

I went to my third Rascal Flatts concert last week. It was awesome and so fun to see how much the group has grown over the years. The first time we saw them, they were a fairly new group opening for Brooks & Dunn. On Thursday, the concert at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View was the largest audience the venue has ever had. Amazing!

Friday, July 21, 2006

Best compliment ever

My cousins are here visiting for the weekend.

Diane: Your house smells soooo good!
Christina: No, I think it's just Kimmy.


Monday, July 17, 2006

The web does not wait

I have been pretty busy lately with work, taking care of Toby, and life in general and haven't spent as much time playing on the web as usual.

While I've been away, the folks at Odeo came out with two new neat products, twttr a way of social networking with your friends via text message (sounds a lot like my friends at dodgeball) and hellodeo a way to share your webcam videos. Not only that, but the folks over at did a nice makeover on their site.

I should try staying away from the computer for awhile and see how much other stuff will come about.

P.S. I love how that sounds...hellooooodeoooo.

Thursday, July 13, 2006


I walked up to the bus stop this morning and one of the guys already at the stop asked me what year I graduated from UC Davis. Turns out he only graduated a year before me. I mentioned how we were probably in a few of the same classes since he was a Computer Science major. He was completely shocked (a little too shocked?) when I said that I was a Computer Engineering major.

Do I not look smart enough to be a computer geek or engineer (forget the kimmy'isms )? Or is it because I'm a girl? Hmmm.....

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

A forever fan

As we were talking about how someone would describe me for a profile, I mentioned how I liked corny jokes. Bertrand, who prides himself in his corny (not always so funny) jokes disagreed.

Bertrand: don't like corny jokes that much.
Me: Yes I do! Some of yours are...just not that funny.
Bertrand: Hrmph. My jokes are funny and great!
Me: Really? Who thinks they're funny?
Bertrand: Mom.

it continues...

Another day in the life of kimmy'isms. A conversation about working out and going to the gym.

Me: Yeah, when I'm running sometimes my abs get sore cause I do isosceles.
Bertrand: Isometrics?

No more cone!

Toby got his staples out today and his post-op check-up went well. He is no longer a conehead and gets to walk around a little more freely without bumping into everything. Yay Toby!

Monday, July 10, 2006

Stone Age

I have been making a lot of little trips lately and it never ceases to fail that every single time I make one of these little trips, I happen to forget something. Usually the things I forget are pretty little and I can manage without them. We made a trip to Southern California this weekend. For this trip, I was determined not to forget anything. I spent an extra amount of time while packing and put a lot of thought and effort into remembering the little things. I remembered the little "in case" things and was so proud of myself. I went through the imaginary checklist in my head and was excited.

As we were driving down to LA it suddenly hit me everything I had forgotten. I forgot some major necessities that I could not do without. We had to stop at a store ten minutes before closing just to replace them. The next morning before going to Disney's California Adventures, I realized that I, the person who goes nowhere without my digital camera, had forgotten it. We ended up going out to the local drugstore and buying those point and shoot disposable cameras.

You never realize how much you are used to the convenience of technology until it is gone. Every time I took a picture, it was weird for me to actually have to look through the little hole instead of at a screen. Several times, after taking a picture, I would look at the back of the cardboard box to see what I had just taken. When taking pictures, we ended up taking two "just in case" the picture didn't turn out since we had no way of knowing. And now? Now I have to actually go process this film and get the pictures put onto CD.

How weird.

Update: I did have my trusty cameraphone and moblog though...

Concert season begins!

Over the next 6 weeks I will be going to four concerts.
  • Rascal Flatts
  • Kelly Clarkson
  • Faith Hill & Tim McGraw
  • American Idols on Tour
From this list of concerts you would probably think I am a 16 year old teenybopper from the farm. Neither of which is the case. I just love my country and...hello?! American Idol...who doesn't love them?

All together now

Yesterday while watching the World Cup, I realized that at that very moment millions of people around the world were watching the very same thing at the very same time. How cool is that?

I also realized that heads are a lot stronger than I give them credit for. You could really knock a person down with a head butt!

Monday, July 03, 2006

Must be the Silicon Valley

I went to a wedding today and at our table, there were people from Google, BEA, Microsoft, Apple and two startup companies. Someone forgot to invite Yahoo.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

I ♥ the County Fair

Ferris WheelI love the fair. I used to go to the county fair every year when I was growing up and then stopped going for several years. Then a few years ago, decided that I wanted to go again. When I was younger, all I really remember about going to the fair was a lot of walking, eating funnel cakes, dying to go on the rides and win a prize from one of the game booths. Now, going to the fair is more about just enjoying the atmosphere and eating good food. We went the other night to enjoy a free concert, walk around and people-watch, eat some food that is very bad for us but oh-so-very-good, and roam the various little booths of random inventions and homemade items. Where else can you go and come home with a funnel cake, super soaking sponges, and little masking tape application helper?