Archive | September, 2004

10 Day Outlook

30 Sep

The wedding is so close that we can now watch the ,weather forecasts for it:

October 9 Saturday
Partly Cloudy Hi: 68° Low: 42°

Disaster Fixed

30 Sep

I woke up this morning at 4:30 am and couldn’t get back to sleep. After being away from the office for three days, I had all kinds of things running through my head, thinking about what I needed to get done.

At 5:00 am, I gave up on sleep, and just logged into my work e-mail from home and started working.

At 5:30 am, I read a work e-mail that really pissed me off, hence forfeiting any chance of getting back to sleep.

At 7:30 am, JB woke up, and per my request, he made me some Espresso. I swear I’m still amped from it.

This afternoon, I went to get the disaster otherwise known as my eyebrows fixed. The lady that waxed my eyebrows last did a horrible job — getting them different lengths and with totally different shapes. I had been letting them grow for the past 2 months, and luckily, thanks to a friend’s referral, I went to a wonderful eyebrow woman today that fixed them.

She even told me how to fix the bald spot the other lady left with an eyebrow pencil. Shh! Don’t tell anyone!

Who Knew

29 Sep

Before going to this eCommerce themed conference, I e-mailed the organizers and asked what the dress code would be. Logically, with this being an Internet group, I thought that the dress would be very casual.

I was told that the dress is business casual, so I packed some skirt and sweater outfits with my sandals. Afterall, this Southern California, too, which is known for being a casual culture.

Everyone else at this conference is in suits.

Suits?! Who knew that business casual meant suits, and that my Eddie Bauer outfits would make me feel so under dressed?!

Living the Posh Life In San Diego

28 Sep

I’m sitting in my bed at the hotel in San Diego. In the bed that was turned down for me and where chocolates were left on my pillow. They even filled up my ice bucket and put it next to the $5.50 bottle of Evian water.

But I see why they can charge so much for water… Literally, the water from the tap in my hotel room tastes like dirt. It’s very gross. But not gross enough for me to crack open the seal on the $5.50 bottle of water.

I’m at a conference, and so far it has been pretty good. It’s rough sitting through workshops all day, but I’m learning a lot. I managed to make it to the beach both days for a quick run, which is very refreshing. I didn’t get a chance to swim in the ocean, but that’s OK I guess.

The last time I was in San Diego was when JB and I did a quick vacation here in June. It makes me miss him a bit more as I see places where we went on our vacation together, especially since we had such a great time here.

I really like San Diego. I like the beach lifestyle, and the city almost feels like a small town at times.

On the flight out here, I was fortunate enough to have a huge man sit next to me, so I was squished against the window. Gotta love Southwest, eh?

Well, that’s about all I have to report. I head home tomorrow after another full day of workshops. It is going to be a long, long day.

T Minus 12 Days and Counting

27 Sep

Am I really getting married one week from Saturday?! By golly, I am, and I can’t believe how close it is getting! JB and I are remarkably calm so far. We’ll see how the next two weeks go.

We had our first pre-marital counseling appointment with the pastor yesterday. We showed up right on time, just to discover that the pastor had thought our appointment was at 1:00 and not at noon. Once again, another example how nothing can be easy while you’re in the process of planning a wedding.

So, we walked around Downtown Reno, and checked out the interesting folk at Street Vibrations, the sixth largest Harley event in the country.

The counseling appointment went well. The pastor focused on our personal histories, our history as a couple, and our family relations. He also asked a bit about how we interact.

I think my favorite questions were the following:

“Do either of you have a disease that the other person doesn’t know about?”

“Do either of you have an unfinished relationship that the other person doesn’t know about?”

We had to chuckle at those questions afterwards, because really, if you had deceived your significant other up to the point of getting engaged and going to premarital counseling, is someone really going to come clean in front of a pastor? I doubt it. Over lunch afterwards, we both came up with answers to those questions that would have really thrown the pastor for a loop. But we were good children during the session, I promise.

We both really liked the pastor. I was relieved when he didn’t interrogate us on why we hadn’t been going to church on a regular basis, didn’t chastise us for living together prior to marriage, and said that the vows in the Methodist church are about equality, not a woman being subservient to her husband.

Very nice. We go back for our second and final counseling session this next Sunday. That should be interesting, because the pastor mentioned a few times that he’s going to talk to us about sex.

Now, ladies and gents, I’m off on a business trip to San Diego. I’m hoping for a bit of beach time over the next few days!

Famous…. Again

23 Sep

I made the local paper this morning. The CEO of our company was the one who pointed it out to me, too. Check it out. Autographed copies of this article will soon be available for sale on this website.

Ha!

Revenge is Sweet

22 Sep

Well, I finally got my Comments functionality working again. I set the Comments up so that they have to come to me for approval before they show at the site. I don’t think I can express how happy it made me to select all of the spam comments waiting for approval, and with one click of the mouse, I deleted them.

If you recall, the whole reason I tried to upgrade my site (and subsequently BROKE my site) was because of spam comments. I’m proud to report that I at least have control back in my hands now. Instead of having to make 4 clicks to delete one comment, I can now delete multiple comments with one click. Take THAT, spammers!

And on an unrelated note, after an 18 month gestational period, my new baby has been born on the Internet. In other words, we’ve launched the new version of my company’s website. Yeah!