Thursday, December 25, 2003

Wow, I just noticed that I have not posted anything in a really long time. That is just not good. Oh, well. Well, Christmas came and went without any problems. I guess everyone liked their gifts.

I am excited, we are heading to Las Vegas tomorrow morning. My family has decided to rent a minivan and make the 1600 mile trek to Vegas. I have never been to New Mexico and I think that Arizona is amazing so I am looking forward to the drive. I am not much of a gambler, I have been to Las Vegas in the past and have not gotten hooked on the machines, so I should be ok. My aunts and mom on the other hand have never gone, but have spent several night at the local, well, Louisiana, casinos. They should be fun to watch. Wish me luck!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2003

Tonight turned out pretty nice. I invited the Shindig (a group of people that get together to go out and get a drink) to go to the Twelve Spot, get a drink, and meet before Christmas, but had only heard back from Chris and Teresa. I would of had a great time with just them, but was pretty impressed that more people ended up showing up, including Carmen N. she is a hard one to get a hold off! Once again, thanks to everyone for coming out...Merry Christmas!!

Sunday, December 14, 2003

Went to the Christmas Tree farm and picked up my Christmas tree (duh!). It was actually fun, but a bit nippy. It is nice to see that you can actually do something like that in Texas. The only reason I knew about the farms is because I drive to Austin often and have to drive by them, otherwise I would of bought my tree at the grocery store down the street like I do every other year. Well, this whole Christmas Tree Farm is an interesting concept...You get there and they give you a tag outlining the footage of the trees, kinds of trees, and prices, then you walk and pick up a long stick with measurements on it and a saw. You then jump on the next tractor trailer and hitch a ride to your destination, we opted for stop number three, no reason we just thought it was a good stop. You get off the trailer and walk around and around until you find the perfect tree (I am glad that we measured the area were the tree was going to go at home before we left. All the trees that I had my eye on were over 9 ft. high. But, we should of also measured the width of the space also, because the tree we chose is a little bottom heavy), then you start sawing, and sawing, change positions and continue sawing and sawing. My mom, that went with us, is just glad that John does not make a living as a lumber jack, we would be starving by now. Ha, ha! Anyway, the whole experience, even though neat, does not come cheap, the tree had a whopping price tag of $67. I mean we could of driven to Kroger gotten a tree for $45 and driven home, but the pictures and memories of John chopping down a tree will last a life time.

Wednesday, December 10, 2003

Update to my Boston story. The Christmas party was awesome. It is always so much fun to come up and see the people I work with. I just love those guys! The only thing wrong, well, the weather did not cooperate, to say the very least. On Friday night it started to snow and it did not stop till Sunday night. Luckily we were staying with friends and were not stuck in a hotel room - thanks Gus and Steph. I think it snowed around 30 inches that weekend - gross. For all of you who know me...I HATE snow. I don't mind it being cold, I mean it can get down to 0 for all I care, but the snow pisses me off. I always feel that I am going to fall and break my head - not good. On Monday we headed off and tried to fit in as many friends as possible, given the snow we did not get to do some of the things we had planned for the weekend. And of course, the trip could not of been over without getting lost and trying to find our way to the airport in a city that does not believe in street signs and moves their streets around whenever possible. Overall the trip was great and can not wait to do it again next year.

Thursday, December 04, 2003

Oh, my, it has been a long time since I had written anything on here. My New Year's resolution list is starting...1. More blog updates. Ok, well, I am currently in Boston, Mass. I got here on Monday. On Sunday before I went to sleep I looked at for the latest updates, it said, and I quote, highs in the 40's and lows in the 20's. So, of course I packed accordingly, but no, we had a "Canadian" front come through and messed everything up. It was crazy I think it got down to 15F and with the wind chill it was around 1F. Plus, the first snow of the season came down...lucky me! (yeah, right). Of course when everyone saw me at the office they would say "I thought you were bringing the warm weather with you?" my answer was "it did not fit in the overhead". Ok, that is my Boston story so far.

I am going to my company's holiday party tomorrow. It should be lots of fun, yippie!