Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Time for a Hair Cut...


So...my Dad asked me when I was going to cut my hair. I don't think he likes long hair. Or, if it's long, he likes it pulled back somehow. When I was growing up, he would say, "Get your hair out of your face" All. The. Time.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Rainy Days...


Today was a crazy, cold, rainy day. And, the cloud cover was very low. Not typical Piedmont, NC weather at all. The cloud cover so close to the ground...that is Seattle weather.

The pic to the left is from Bellevue (East Side of the Seattle/Puget Sound area). We lived in a high rise in Bellevue. A different life, but a good one. I took this pic one morning before work. Jacob's early life was in a high rise. The cloud cover and drizzle is what I mean by Seattle weather.

Last week I was thinking of giving up the blog. I hadn't written all weekend and I just thought...maybe I'm done.

But then I didn't actually quit. Wednesday night driving home I heard a song I had not heard before. I was seriously happy to hear this song that was new to me and I was inspired to post. 

Monday, February 11, 2013

Saw a Movie. LOVED IT.

I haven't been to the movies in a pretty long time. I used to go almost every weekend and I definitely saw all of the "good" new releases in the theater. 





The last movie I LOVED was: Hit and Run. I should clarify...the last comedy I loved was Hit and Run. I sure hope you saw it. Just thinking about it makes me giggle.

So, let me digress, I do love movies and I love the big screen. Some of the best movies for the big screen are action/dramas, like The Bourne series, for example.  {Love that series!}

BUT, I've been to a few movies lately that have disappointed. I didn't write about it here...one example of a disappointment is Broken City. Surprising right? I mean the headliners are Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe. I was totally disappointed.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Still Life @ the Office



























So, I've been at the new job one month and one week and I thought it was time to share a couple of pics of my digs. I have my own office. It's been ages since I've had an office. I have to tell you, I like having my own space. 

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Mid-Week "Hello"

I can't talk (write) long. It's already past my bedtime. --My new bedtime that is. I'm sure I told you I'm trying to get my 8 hours of shut-eye per night. One of my doctors told me that this will make me smarter. --Okay...what she actually told me is that it will help me not get stupid. 


Doctors are taking this whole sleep thing very seriously. I guess research is bearing out that when you are sleep deprived you actually lose cognitive skills. I don't know if these are permanent losses or if they come back when the sleep deprivation is replenished. 

Plus, I have that new way I travel for work. It is not stressful (Yay), but adds 15 min to my commute. My commute is between 45 to 60 minutes. The highway is about 40 minutes (assuming no accidents and also assuming I don't die of a panic attack from all the crazy traffic and lane changes and 18 wheelers blowing that make my car feel like a leaf in the wind when they barrel past.

Plus, work starts an hour earlier than my prior job. So basically, that all means I have to get up a full 2 hours earlier than I have in over 2 years. EEK.

Good news? I leave work an hour earlier than I did at my old job. And, I get home earlier than I did at my old job. --That sounds intuitive, but given that my old job was a mere 7 miles away from my house...it's not necessarily a "given". The key is to actually LEAVE the office right at "quittin' time".

Anyway, I'm doing better at Jeopardy each night. That could be the sleep. Although...I totally stink at Teenage Jeopardy.

Last thing...all 5 of the semi-finalists from High School jeopardy are male! There are 3 females that made it into the semi-finals as wild cards. Coincidence? I would say "NO".

Anytime you have this type of statistical "anomaly" you have to question if the clues/questions were written in some sort of biased way. Even if the bias was completely unintentional...it should still be corrected.

Again, tonight is a good example that "Yes" the questions are biased. An entire category to "Sports Stars". A category for "Geography". I'm not sure that adding a category for "Finish the Title of the Book" evens out the imbalance of who is likely to know these answers. If the books to be named are standard High School English...then there has not been a field leveler.

Granted, we all like to think that there are no subjects that guys do better in that gals. But biology tells us that this is not true.

It bears repeating that there were NO female "winners".  The females got in only as wild cards. (Based on who among the "losers" had the highest winnings. The fact that 3 of the 4 Wild Card semi-finalists were female...tells me that females have a better strategy for keeping their money once it's on they've "earned it".

So...get it together, Jeopardy! Work on more gender-neutral categories. And, I'm not even kidding.

Thankful for Snapshots


I'm lucky to have so many photos from babyhood. I'm not sure that all young parents (in that time) took as many photographs as my parents. It was back in the days of film. Film and getting photos developed was expensive. But, my parents (mostly my Mom) took and saved lots of pictures. She got several sets of each photo so she could write the date on the back and send copies to all the family "back home". And, for every photo she sent in a letter, she kept at least one.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Superbowl Sunday

There we are, Jacob and me. We were just waiting for the big game to start. Can you believe he still needs a haircut? We can't see his eyes...but Jacob can see. He makes sure we know he can see by whining and barking at every commercial that has a cute puppy.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Happy Friday

Happy Friday. I went dark on ya didn't I? I only got posts up 3X this week. It was a personal goal of mine to post each day during the week. Oh well....that didn't happen this week.  So, we'll see how next week goes.


I'm getting excited about the SUPER BOWL. I'm really torn about who to pull for. I think it'll be a great game. Sunday plans are: watch football and eat chips and dip.