Monday, November 30, 2009


Every now and then Ted receives tchotchkes from vendors he works with. Today he gave me this stopwatch he received. This may actually come in handy one of these days.

Sunday, November 29, 2009


This is the first bottle of champagne I've ever bought. I purchased it as a thank you to my co-worker Dan for inviting Ted and me to the UCLA vs. Arizona State football game. Thank you Dan!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Holiday Cheer

I bought my Christmas cards today and I found this fleece holiday themed blanket I know Callie will love.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Fudge, Flowers, And Rock Band

Even though I had to work today it turned out to be a wonderful day. My friend Pat made fudge yesterday and brought me a sample; very delicious! Ted bought these beautiful flowers to help brighten my day since I did have to work. And we wrapped up the night playing Rock Band with Adam on vocals, Carol on drums and Ted on guitar.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

The Proposal

We watched The Proposal this evening and it was much funnier than we anticipated. We all really enjoyed it.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Rock Band

Adam and Carol arrived this evening for Thanksgiving. They brought the game Rock Band with them. It should be an interesting weekend.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Whenever Ted picks up his guitar to play Callie runs and hides. It's funny though because she loves to relax by the guitar and amp. I think she's a big faker and really likes the guitar.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Time After Time

Another issue of Time arrived in the mail today. I had forgotten how much fun it is to receive a new magazine each week.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Winter Workshop

I'm not sure who Stevie is but his winter workshop is all set up at Home Depot in Lompoc.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

UCLA vs. Arizona State

What a fun day. Ted and I attended the UCLA vs. Arizona State football game courtesy of my coworker Dan. After the game we met Edward and his girlfriend Stacy at the Cheesecake Factory for dinner.
Picture #1: The entrance to the UCLA chancellor's tailgate party.
Picture #2: Ted chowing down on hot dogs at the tailgate party.
Picture #3: My coworker Dan and his girlfriend Beth.
Picture #4: Ted and me.
Picture #5: Some of the delicious desserts at the tailgate party.
Picture #6: Me standing with an inflatable UCLA Bruin mascot.
Picture #7: The entrance to the Rose Bowl.
Picture #8: The UCLA band marching into the Rose Bowl.
Picture #9: The UCLA football players walking through the tunnel on the way to the field.
Pictures #10-13: Different views of the stadium and field.
Picture #14: The final score. UCLA 23, Arizona State 13.
Picture #15: Ted, Beth, Edward, and Stacy.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Blood: The Last Vampire

We've been on a vampire movie kick lately which we kept alive by watching Blood: The Last Vampire.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Rose Bowl Here We Come

My coworker Dan won four tickets to the UCLA-Arizona State football game in an auction. Dan invited Ted and me to join him and his girlfriend for the game this Saturday. We are also going to attend the Chancellor's tailgate party before the game which promises a lot of delicious food. I am looking forward to Saturday as I will get to do two things I really enjoy: 1) Eat and 2) attend a live sporting event. Thank you Dan!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Monday Was Library Day... Finally

After two weeks of no books (BORING) I finally went to the library on Monday night to select new books to read. Even Callie is excited about my picks.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Happy Happy Joy Joy

I received the Winter 2010 UCSB Extension course catalog in the mail last week and it is hard to express the joy I feel knowing I will complete the HR certification program this quarter and I do not have to register for a class next quarter. Next quarter will be the first time in over two years that I won't be taking a class. I am happy about that.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Ted Is Rocking Out

Ted's electric guitar arrived in the mail last Friday and he is already rocking out.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Ted and I watched Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen on Friday night. I fell asleep about 1/2 way into the movie and apparently I didn't miss much. My favorite characters in the movie are Bumblebee and Optimus Prime if that tells you anything about the acting in the this movie.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Chilly Pismo Beach

Ted and I drove up to Pismo Beach today. It was a bit chillier than we anticipated but that did not stop us from enjoying lunch at Mo's. We didn't walk around much because it was quite windy and chilly but we still had a great time.
Picture #1: It's a pig on a surf board.
Picture #2: Ted getting ready to grub.
Picture #3: Despite it being a chilly day the sky was bright blue and clear.
Picture #4: We tried to make it look like I was holding the giant ice cream cone. It didn't really work.

Friday, November 13, 2009

The Best Baby In The Restaurant

Yummy food and great company... what a great way to finish off the week. Ted and I met Carolyn, Vince, and Ilaria at Madam Lu's for dinner tonight. Ilaria had a great time playing with the soup spoons. They turned out to be the perfect shape and size for her. Oh, and Ilaria was the cutest and the best behaved baby in the entire restaurant.

Thursday, November 12, 2009


I got an A- on my midterm. Yippee!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Am I Crazy...Quite Possibly

My friend Danielle invited me to run the P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll 1/2 marathon with her in Phoenix, AZ in January 2010. For some crazy reason I said yes. It's been 8 years since I trained for distance running but I'm actually excited about getting out all of my old running gear and putting on the (new) Asics and training. Wish me luck.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Thank You Card

My friend Pat returned to work today after a leave of absence. She brought me this beautiful card and delicious chocolate to thank her for my help during her leave. It was completely unnecessary but a lovely surprise.

Monday, November 9, 2009


My first issue of Time arrived in the mail today. I always enjoy reading it at the gym so I figured why not order a subscription. I feel like quite the adult with my subscription to Time magazine.

Sunday, November 8, 2009


Sooner or later I should get a subscription to People. I'm sure that would be less expensive than buying it off the rack.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Mega Winner!

Our friend Vince won big at the Chumash Casino poker tournament today. Vince placed second out of 371 players. Ted played in the tournament as well and after he got knocked out (he placed 52) he and I watched Vince play at the final table. It was very exciting to know someone at the final table. Chumash Casino had a professional photographer on hand to take pictures but I managed to snap a few pictures to commemorate Vince's phenomenal playing. Go Vince!
Picture #1: Vince standing at the entrance to the casino floor.
Picture #2: Vince sitting at the final table.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Let The Right One In

We watched Let The Right One In this evening. I thought it was a scary movie. It wasn't. It is a vampire movie. I thought the pace of the movie was slow but Ted enjoyed it which is good since this was his pick.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Amazingly Smooth

Yesterday I saw one of my coworkers drinking a diet Cherry Dr. Pepper. He said he loves it and I have to try it so he brought one in for me today. Apparently it is Amazingly smooth. I guess I will find out tomorrow at lunch if I think that is true.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Sign Of The Times

We had the first confirmed case of the swine flu in my office yesterday. Today industrial sized bottles of hand sanitizer and Clorox disinfecting wipes appeared all over the building.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Oink Oink

We did not have as many trick-or-treaters as we expected (we had about 50) so we have lots of candy left over. We picked out the candy we don't like and took it to work and are keeping the candy we like so we can eat the rest. Oink oink.

Monday, November 2, 2009


Midterm time. Boo.