Thursday, February 28, 2008

a query

peeples, how does it get to be 530 in the #*(&$#@ morning already every day? didn't i JUST go to sleep? i ask you.

a more informative post about my return to work will come soon. probably on the weekend, considering my track record for extracurricular activities thusfar. woo.

Friday, February 22, 2008

your bitter ray of sunshine

thanks to rpp and a lack of recent quizzes, i bring you heatherweather, which apparently is conducive to eclipses:

You Are Sunshine

Soothing and calm
You are often held up by others as the ideal
But too much of you, and they'll get burned

You are best known for: your warmth
Your dominant state: connecting

Monday, February 18, 2008

a bit of color is good for you

be it goodies a mile down the road, or pretties from my front yard:

seriously, if you live in the portland area, you have to check marco's cafe out. i just had the best lunch ever, and it was just a sandwich and coffee.

Thursday, February 14, 2008


  • why yes, valentine's day is the purrrfect time to take down your christmas tree!
  • on that note, this has been the most fragrant (in a good way), long-lasting tree i've ever had.
  • if you adore 80's and/or country music, you should seriously consider moving to portland. that or, if you prefer to HUNT for new music on the radio, portland is also a great option.
  • it is so friggin gorgeous, and i am so utterly happy to be here, that sometimes i can hardly breathe, and yes i felt that way before i got the job. although the incessant jobsearch did drag me down, that happiness was still there.

    that is all!
  • it me, trendsetter

    snowflake, identifier of trends and master of scrabulous, wins the prize for identifying an uptick in my direction on the very day that the circle became complete, which is to say:

    i got a job. =)

    and yes, that is a collective sigh of relief that you're now hearing.

    the good news:
  • i got a job!
  • a permanent one, even!
  • at a Big Company! normally i wouldn't care about that, but in our current economy, and certainly within this particular company, that equals more job security.
  • apparently they are very fond of potluck lunches. free food, always good news.
  • my new job title includes the word "author".

    the mediocre news:
  • the pay, especially compared to what i'm used to from californy, but still, a liveable salary for up here
  • the very specific hours (8-5). and i'm whining because i have been SPOILED for the last THREE YEARS, where i normally rolled into work around 1030am. i told you - spoiled.
  • despite being an "author", the only thing i should be writing is code. yes, code. however, it looks to have junior-level code requirements, so thank god for that. let's just say, there were no interview questions about javascript, and that made me a *very* happy camper.

    oh and this is interesting, apparently this place is soooo security conscious that i literally will not step on-site until all my hiring paperwork is complete. as proof, i had my in-person interview at st@rbucks. how can you argue with coffee ubiquity? so i didn't, and the four of us had a very nice, caffeinated chat.

    since apparently i am practicing for getting up early (i woke up around 330 today), i decided to, upon proper alertness, alert you all to the good mews. so there you have it, and now i'm off the hook to post for at least a week. ;-)
  • Tuesday, February 05, 2008

    just kidding

    about that other car. turned out, after going through the dealer's shop, that it needed major suspension work. enough to exceed the value of the car. oops.

    this is what happens when you get the 'so fresh it hasn't been inspected yet' vehicles.

    so, they kept their eye out for us. we came by another time, for another dud, but in the end, we ended up scoring this baby from another dealer entirely:


    well, imagine that with 4 doors instead of 2, but yes, that's our little cutie pie and we're totally in love with it so far. a 96 p0ntiac grand @m that just floats along the road.

    also, some progress in the medical dept for min, in terms of doctors and trust me that had been a disaster. we lucked into a new, wonderful fellow who's doing a fabulous job taking care of her. not hard to beat the idiots who'd been on board the last few weeks. :-p

    in other good news, i had a job interview monday. a single one instead of the many i'd been getting last month, but better than zero. think healthy employment thoughts, eh? i sure need 'em.