Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy Halloween

I was speaking with a good friend last night about the fun we had at Halloween. Today she is dressing up as a bat for work and I am in in my typical uniform of jeans and a sweater. In college, she was a femme fatal and one year I decided to be the bride of death. Kind of fun those college days of yore. Since those days I have not really dressed up, at work years ago I was a mouse which consisted of a headband and a tail that I removed once I left the office. I kinda miss dressing up.

When I was a kid it was so much fun, some of my favorite costumes were Raggedy Ann (my brother was Andy), a cat, the Statue of Liberty (it was 1986-the 100th year of the Statue of Liberty) and of course a punk (but that was more to color my hair with the aerosol hair color that was so popular)!

My friend's granddaughter is going to be a Victorian Vampire! How cool is that? I am going to be in the midst of an economic mid-term. I guess that is scary enough.


Monday, October 30, 2006

Turducken feast '06

It was a fast but nice weekend. We had a combo do nothing and do something over the course of the weekend. Friday we did our typical eat-candy-and-watch-a-movie-in-bed thingy. I actully stayed awake for the "Return of the Sith". The BF was very patient with me because I asked a few questions. I am not that familiar with Star Wars (I've only seen Star Wars) so I had to ask my questions. But one thing is for sure...Yoda kicks serious ass. The BF said that I can get a purple light saber isn't he awesome?

Saturday we headed to his brother's apartment for the annual Turduken feast. It was a lot of fun, most of the bf's family was there and a few of his brother's friends. I had never had turducken before and it was very good. His brother did a great job.

Yesterday we were a bit screwed up due to the time change so we were in a bit of a daze more or less. We had brunch with the Tom Kitten's then I studied for my midterm and he did his weekly grocery trip. Then we just vegged out but the dog was in rare form and was very restless. So we did not sleep very well.

Another Monday and I want to be back in bed. Oh well....

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Pumpkin Carving

Pumpkin carving

30 extra minutes

My boss gave me permission to come to work 30 minutes late (since I am staying late) and those 30 minutes made such a difference! I slept until 7 am, yes ladies and gentleman 7 am. It may not sound like much but I get up much earlier at either 5:45 or 6:30 depending on the day. I had a great night of sleep in my comfy bed and woke up feeling well rested.

I was able to get all my tasks done last night after work, I returned my library book, did a load of laundry, started my study notes for my 2nd econ mid-term next week and vegged out. Plus I went to bed at my semi normal time.

If only I could get up at 7 every work day...but then again I would probably go to bed later too. I guess sometimes ya can't win.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Fire fire and the green line

On both Monday and Tuesday there were fires that happen to occur near the green line tracks and as such my commute was not typical. Monday it happened at Ashland and Lake so the train did not stop there, yesterday it was worse. It was a 4 alarm fire and it happened on Harrison and Wabash so the green line went in the opposite direction on the outer loop. It was not that bad but it just was different.

The stench was all over the place. I got home from class and just took a shower to get the smell off of me. It brought me back to a certain time and place...sensory memories I suppose.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Nap time???

I am so sleepy. The BF and I did not sleep well last night. We both were tossing and turning and were hot one second and cold the next. Of course after the snooze button is pressed, we are comfy and are out cold for the next 9 minutes. Yukon was not happy to see me get ready to go to work, she was herding me to make me go back to bed. I think she thought "Why are you leaving?" Poor thing, it was cute.

Yesterday I napped and napped and napped. I don't understand it, we grabbed breakfast, went to Walgreens (which by the way, was not in any order, it was so weird) and headed back to the apartment where I slept for almost two hours. The BF think that it is the time change and he could be right.

Anyway, last night I made my stuffed meatloaf and it was yummy. But tonight I have to head to school for a group meeting and start the next project. Tomorrow is going to be a long early day for me.

I have one more unused vacation day and I am thinking about using it!

Friday, October 20, 2006

Too freaking funny

I found this link on another blog and it was hysterical! April fools day hoaxes

I've only read a few because I caugh a case of the giggles

Those darn Brits!

Total Eclipse of Heart

Ok, so I had another weird dream (was it the hot chocolate that I had last night....I can't give it up)

So in my dream I met a guy who I started developing a business with, he was a wee bit shady yet strangely familiar. Apparently, he and I wrote the song "Total Eclipse of the Heart" back in the 80's (I was apparently a prolific writer as a tot). However, when that song won a Grammy (which it did not in reality), he would not share it with me. Yet, I could not recall this due to my young age but I felt that it was true. So I asked for my Grammy but he would not give it to me. So I started to spy on him and he lived near this fake canal and I befriend his 3rd wife. Well she gave me a box of junk and inside were a few Grammy's including best songwriters and best song and had my name scratched off of it. There was another Grammy but the top part was cut off and he had etched on it "World's best dad" or something like that. All the awards were broken in on way shape or form. But I took one anyway and when he found out about it he got upset and tried to intimidate be but failed due to his physical limitations....he was in his 50s, wearing black and overweight....so he gave up and let me have my Grammy.

Ok can anyone explain what the hell this means? But I must admit, I woke up bemused and befuddled!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Dreams are weird

Ok last night's dream that I can remember was a doozy...

I dreamt that I got a call from Virgin saying that they had a sale to London but that I had to leave in 5 hours. So apparently, I made it in time. So I was on the back of the plane and had a window seat, but the people around me were the "cool" kids (kind of like the kids who sat in the back of the bus, they were the cool kids). anyway, before we take off, Richard Brandson gets on and sits in the row in front of me but in the other side of the plane, he takes the middle seat. During the course of the flight, he starts to chat with everyone and then there is a "magazine trade" where people threw their magazine to another person to get a different perspective". I gave up O mag to get two women's weekly (I have NO idea how that popped in my head). So Richard asks me why I am traveling alone and I told him that my BF did not get the same call I did so he told me to go. Richard informed me that it was because he was not on the Virgin "special" list but to have him sign up for the next time.

I really need to stop eating chips and salsa before bed...

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Dog tootsie toasties

It was a very very very lazy weekend for us. We spent most of the time inside doing ourwork. The bf has some work to do for his job and I have homework. So between the two days we got most of what we wanted accomplished done. We did venture out on Friday to hit Target. I had a breakfast meeting yesterday then we grabbed lunch in Lincoln square and hit the Jewel. I was so pooped for some reason that I fell asleep in the middle of the day. Today we had breakfast then back to work with a few breaks.

I have pretty much camped out on the sofa with Yukon keeping my toes warm. She has been plopped down next to me for a few days now. According to the bf she is a trader but she loves him so much. She cries when he leave and waits with her ears perked until he gets back. He will always be the daddy. It is cute to see the two of them together.

We needed a weekend like this!

On the abuelita note, she is doing ok. She is taking a lot of meds and is developing blisters but she is still doing okay. Mom sounds tired and I feel bad, I know that she is feeling guilty for a lot of things. I cried on the bf shoulder the other day, I felt that something was not right in the universe. I honestly don't know what I would do sometimes without him.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Nobel Peace prize

Bangladesh's Muhammad Yunus and the Grameen Bank have been awarded the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize.

What an amazing story. Make you wonder if this can work elsewhere, can it work here? Do people trust each other to lead money without any collateral? I mean we all need a few bucks now and then but can we really use the honor system?

It goes to show you that for $27.00 you can help save a woman. It is such a simple thing but how dramatic the effect was, this type of ripple effect. Concentric circles that lead to changes, that can change a person, a village, a life, a community, a country and our world? If only people were receptive.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Too early for snow!

I had another strange dream, I was in South America with some cousins and aunts and uncles. My mom was there too but the architecture was Italian and we were eating near a canal (like the Venetian hotel). Then my cousin leaned in to reveal a secret that I was at the point of knowing. Then my alarm went off. I wonder if ones mind knows what time you get up and as such force you up or let's the alarm clock wake you up at a key critical moment.

It is snowing....way to early for that!!!!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

How many days till the weekend??

I have been so tired for the past few days and I don't know why. I think that it is weather related and since it is darker earlier and longer it makes the morning seem like it is earlier than I am used to. Not to mention it has gotten colder so my bed is nice and toasty and who wants to get out of that. Thankfully, my landlords have turned on the heat!

I was able to get some hw done. I did really well on my first mid-term and I want to keep that momentum going! I read the chapter and i got stuck on a question so I emailed JT and hopefully he will be the fresh eyes that i need. But i am getting there. I need to tackle my paper this week/weekend too. I want to give myself the two weeks to get it straight. I was lazy this past weekend so now I am paying for it. It will all get done one way or another.

I have brunch on Saturday a career mentor. We'll see how it all turns out but that means that the bf and I won't spend time lazy in bed on Saturday. But we have Sunday!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

A long day to be had

It is going to be a very long day, my boss and co-worker are coming in from NY, the head of marketing, the head of ops and then a product trainer. It is also employee appreciation day otherwise known as "we pretend we appreciate you so we buy you pizza". Sometimes meetings like these really shake up the facility because there are too many people and too few space and you are forced all over the place.

I got to start finding and getting a new job. I am suffocating!

Sunday, October 08, 2006


This past week the bf and I celebrated 4 months together and I could not be any happier. We are getting into our routine and we are comfortable doing nothing! We can and have spend hours just staying in bed talking, joking or plopped out on the sofa eating pizza and watching movies. We just go to the grocery store and talk about food or we sit at a favorite coffee shop and I read "the Reader" as he looks at "The Onion". It is the comfortable silence and quiet time that we spend together that is just as important as the craziness that pop up know and then.

Yesterday we went to his dad's house and we took the hobgoblin with us. She ran and ran and ran all though the back yard and left little gifts (yes they were picked up). It totally pooped Yukon out, she slept in today....really in. The GP had a rough morning because in setting up his new computer, the TV stopped working. It was (and is) very frustrating.

So we went to the grocery story and then to my friend's house. Now we are back in the apt, dinner was made, lunches were packed and now I need to shower.

Even with the pain of the TV out for the GP it was, as always, a good weekend together!

Thursday, October 05, 2006


I was thinking about "luck" this morning.

What is it, what does it mean, how does it work?
Are people born luckier than others?
Does it mean different things to different people.
Why do some people have all the luck in the world while others seemingly don't have any?
Are there lucky charms or lucky stars? If so where can I find them?
Do we take luck for granted?
Is this an all-purpose way of knowing we barely made it out of something?
Are luck and conscience related?

Any ideas?????

Wednesday, October 04, 2006


My dad was suppose to come into town next week for a visit but it will have to be postponed. My abuela (grandmother) is ill and is back in the hospital. My mom has been very upset and worried about her mother. In the past month, my abuela has been admitted to the hospital at least 3 times. She was in for a kidney infection, she fell and then needed hip replacement surgery and now one of her toes turned black and was rushed to the ER.

My mom is very concerned especially since my abuela is in a different country. Mom is feeling guilty that she can't be there even though she sends money each month to help out with the costs. When I was speaking to my mom she was really upset and started to cry. I feel really sad for both of them. If things take a turn for the worse, my mom is heading to be there.

I am just really hoping that things work out!

Tuesday, October 03, 2006


It poured yesterday and last night. It was a torrential downpour with hail and winds that, per the news, was 60 MPH. I have no idea where it came from and there must have been storm after storm. The lights in the apartment flickered a bit once or twice and tv had constant storm warnings and watches.

After Vegas, I so wanted humidity and boy did I get it. I was joking with the bf that after the dry heat, I was going to stick my face on top of my humidifier. But with this weather, I don't need too!

The email server at work is down. It is going to be one of those days....

Monday, October 02, 2006

Sleep, sleep is good

We are back from Vegas. We got in yesterday night after a long trip. At least the airport in Vegas was a lot easier to get through and we had an uneventful flight but I was so tired that i pooped out on the plane.

Saturday the wonderful boyfriend and I walked and gambled at different hotels and casinos. We left and headed to Ceasar's Palace and walked all around the forum and the casino. We then headed to lunch at the Pink Taco at the Hard Rock. It was one of the best enchaladas that I've ever had. We suspect that we sat next to a musician but we could not figure out who it was. We also walked around the stores and then headed to New York, New York. There we tired our hand at gamveling. I found my game...video Black Jack. I won a whole dollar, I know...win fall!! After we made our contribution, we went to Excalabur and the Luxor. Then headed back to get ready for the wedding.

Before the wedding I got cranky. My contact lenses were killing me due to the dry heat and the tons of smoke and my feet were killing me. So we ventured to find eye drops at the vientian but they did not sell eye drops for contacts nor do they sell saline solution! So we went to Treasure Island and thankfully they had them! But I was whiny and the GP was so patient with me. We went to have drinks at the Vientian before the wedding.

The wedding itself was nice. J9 and TS got married on the bridge in "St. Mark's Square". It was nice but in the middle of a shopping area over a "canal". So there were tons of tourists and gawkers. Afterwards, dinner was in a pricate room at a resturant called Cantanello's. It was lovely and a nice dinner. The fresco was painted to mimick the sky at dawn so it really began to mess with our heads. It was 11 pm and yet it looked like it was the middle of the morning. After midnight, the party continued but GP and I were pooped that we headed back to the hotel room and plopped out.

Yesterday we woke up ate, packed and headed home.

We slept so well and today we went to pick up the pup and then I headed back to my apartment. I had to study for my economic mid term. So I have done that and will review again shortly.

I need a nice long bath and sleep. But it was a great trip and I so adore my bf.