Thursday, December 25, 2008

Xmas 81

Xmas 82

Pom poms!! Omg pom poms!1!!1

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Oops. You know, I wrote this and Zach said "wait! don't post! people will see their presents!" And really, he's right. So here's a day old post. Still good for makin' crutons, you know? Merry Xmas all!

(Dec 23, 10pm):

Success! I only have 2 presents yet to show up in the mail (ugh) and only one present I purchased incorrectly for someone. It'll have to stand in until I can take it away from them and go exchange it for the right thing on the 26th.

But this one is my favorite:


Oh no. That's not a dinosaur in there. Really.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Don't want to go to the gym. Don't want to go to the gym. It's insanely cold out, so I've been told. I'd much rather sit here in my pajamas all day and annoy Zach with my commentary as he puts plastic on our windows.

I don't want to go to the gym!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Metra saved me from having to drive in the storm today.

Days like these are kind of great at work. When the weather is so bad that no one else shows up. And you're kind of stuck inside. Nothing to do but focus. It's kind of like The Shining. Kind of.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Officially off warranty:

My way home in this week's snow storm

Zooming way in - our car on the gps is a pizza. Pizza! Pizza! Pizza!

Sorry. Real blurry. Can't foto while driving.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Man today has been so borderline disasterous. Forgive how incohesive this must be, but I have to rant before I can get back to work. Read this "superfast" - because that's how everything is coming out of my mouth right now. Uncontrollably. Making up for lost time or something.

First I woke up with 13 min to get ready and out the door.
Then I realize it's pouring. Like really really raining. And cold. And I don't have my umbrella.
Then I realize my CTA card (which is linked to my credit card) is missing.

Almost got hit by a left turning car while crossing the intersection on walk to the bus. Seriously, they brushed the bag I was carring. Jesus.

Stood in the rain for 15 min waiting for the bus. CTA bus tracker via phone is malfunctioning, so I don't know if or when the bus is even coming.

4 min before my train is scheduled to arrive, I give up & get in a cab ....just as the bus pulls up to the stop. But, you know, we're pulling away and I'm already committed to the $7 cab ride to the train. And I HAVE to make this train because my car is out in the burbs and this is my only chance to get to work today.

Got real into working on the train ride and almost missed my stop. Got into work. Set up computer.

Get back up and bundle up again. Leave to take car to car doctor for 10:00 appointment. Of course the freaking grinding noise in question is not happening today!!

BUT... at least by the time I got my car to the dealership it still had FIVE MILES left before it went off warranty. So that's pretty great, but again, borderline nuts. And at least the dealership has a sense of humor about it.

And at least I have my rubber boots on. So the only dry part about me is my feet. But hey, dry feet!

And at least I didn't poop myself when I almost got runned over by that car.
And at least I didn't get fully runned over by that car.

Oh and great. My computer just installed a new version of Office on itself. I can probably plan on spending the rest of the week dealing with resetting preferences and figuring out which macros no longer work. Just in time for the mean season!

But I'm warm and dry(ish) now and hopeful that this day will come down off its tight rope.

I'm also hoping some homeless person found my CTA card and spent the night riding a warm bus up and down Ashland. Or something. At least.