Showing posts from October, 2007


It's finally starting to get cooler out, which I'm happy about. I'd be even happier if the heat was working in our house. Last night got pretty cold, but fortunately we have really warm blankets so I didn't really notice it until I got out of bed this morning. But tomorrow we have someone coming to look at it and hopefully fix it as well.

In other unrelated news... we got Guitar Hero for the wii this weekend. It's so much fun. I'm not a big video game person, but I've definitely already put in a few hours already. I don't think I'll be a guitar hero expert or anything. So far I've just been playing on the medium level. Today I tried a song on the hard level and I dont think I lasted anymore than 7% of the way into the song. It is incredibly more challenging than the medium level. So I think I'll just work in the medium mode a little longer.

Also, this week I go in for another sonogram. This could be the time I find out the sex of t…

Excitement at Panera

Matt and I did a little shopping this morning... I finally caved and got some maternity clothes. I wore them earlier this evening and I feel stupid for not getting them sooner. They are way more comfortable than squeezing into nonpregnancy pants.

But anyway, before we started shopping we got bagels at Panera. Our server seemed pretty new (based on how long it took him to find the items on the register, not that it was too long, but you could tell that he wasn't really familiar with the layout yet.) After we ordered I went to the drink station to wait for the drinks we ordered, and Matt waited at the bagel section while our server sliced and toasted our bagels. I'm not sure if you've spent much time at the Panera by the outlets, but it isn't exactly the speediest, most efficient place to get food. So after waiting for what I think is longer than I should for the drinks, I noticed that Matt was still waiting on our bagels (which usually doesnt take too long).

So I …

Back to the Real World

Well, our vacation ended on Saturday but it feels like it's taking me all week to get back to normal. Matt and I were completely exhausted by the time we left Vegas. But I think that's because we both decided to do as much as possible since we probably wont be going back (at least not anytime in the foreseeable future). After Matt finished up his work related stuff, we had lunch with two of my uncles that live in Vegas (who helped us get this picture above), we saw the Penn and Teller show as well as O (which was surreal to say the least), and played a little blackjack.

It's definitely good to be back home though. I have to admit that I've been feeling more tired than usual. But I think that's due to the busy week we had and the time changes, so hopefully I'll start to get my energy back to somewhat normal soon. I thought I had more to write about, but I think I'm really just stalling before I have to go to work. So until next time...

Suze Orman's advice

Matt and I were watching Oprah while taking a break from the crazy Vegas lifestyle. Suze Orman was on giving financial advice to couples in insane amounts of debt. One tip she gave a guy who had a huge DVD collection: download his DVDs onto an iPod (or something like an iPod) and then sell the DVDs. good way to make some money... so long as you dont mind breaking the law doing it. Good advice to be giving out on national television, especially on something like Oprah, where all the unsuspecting Oprah-drones will follow whatever is said. Why dont people care about copyright laws? (granted I wish they were so crazy myself, I know that the way it is now really just protects big corporations like Disney so they can make crazy amounts of money, instead of serving the purpose copyright was created for-- to support creativity and the progress of culture-- but still, it's pretty irresponsible to go on tv and advise someone to do something illegal.)

What Happens in Vegas...

... gets reported about in my blog.

Today is Day 2 of our Vegas vacation. So far we're having a good time (aside from the fact that Matt has spent all of today in a work conference, and I spent the majority of the day finishing homework for the class I missed tonight).

We arrived early yesterday. After a LONG LONG LONG wait for a cab at the airport (apparently there's some huge conference going on this week and everyone flew in for it yesterday at the same time we got here), we arrived at our hotel. The MGM Grand. It's pretty nice. Lots of casino space and restaurants. We had a small mishap with our room but that just resulted in the hotel bumping us up to a room on the 18th floor, so now we have a nice view of Caesar's Palace and the Bellagio on the strip.

I expected Vegas to be over the top before I got here, so I wasn't really too surprised with all the excess, but I was surprised with all the parallels between Vegas and Disney. And since I've visited bo…

Sunday Thoughts and Events

So far it's been a fairly typical Sunday.

-Matt and I decided to go out for breakfast this morning. Of course I didn't get up until late so by the time we were ready, all the good breakfast places were packed... as in lines of people waiting outside. So we went for our usual Panera. Then we drove around Ashburn trying to find a neighborhood we'd want to live in... nothing. Wanna know why? Because builders build these huge houses on these itty-bitty plots of land where your dining room is practical in your neighbors kitchen. It irritates me SO much. Why cant there just be normal sized houses on normal sized plots of land with a decent amount of space between you and your neighbors. grr

-Then i went to my yoga class. Which felt really good. I missed it last week and felt really tense and uncomfortable all week. So it was nice to go out and stretch some more.

-After that I went to the only drive thru place I know of that has salads that dont come with chicken on them.…


I got one of the greatest gifts ever today... the gift of a clean house. My mother-in-law was kind enough to give me the gift of a monthly maid service. She knew that I've been struggling with keeping up with house chores, so today she sent over her cleaning ladies to help with the floors and the bathrooms. And I have to say, these women did such an amazing job that for a long time I couldn't stop inspecting their work. Behind the toilet- check, shower doors- check (they look brand new, they even cleaned the tracks for the shower doors), bathroom mats- check, vacuumed stairs- check, vacuumed the vertical part of the steps- check, mopped up all the eve drool marks from the wooden floor- check, cleaned the baseboards- check (yeah this doesnt seem like such a big deal, but trust me, it is). I mean, it's amazing. They took care of all the little things that drive me crazy, so I dont have to worry about them anymore. Maybe I'll finally have the time and energy to f…