I’m shutting this blog down. Well, to be more precise, I am simply not going to post on it anymore. It won’t officially ‘deactivate’ until about a year from now.
Why? Several things. 1 – little traction (my prior blog, which I haven’t even been maintaining, is getting way more hits than this one!). 2 – I can’t really express myself as freely on this blog as I would like in regards to sharing thoughts and moments on my job, so I feel stifled. 3 – time! Now that I am working and learning a new job and a new city, it is all a bit too much!
So, for those of you that I know personally, I guess I will have to resort to Facebook. I am not a big fan, find it a bit creepy and not totally comfortable with privacy, etc., but I guess I will just need to be careful!
Good talking to you through this site! Keep drinking up life!!!
So, who remembers when Russia (or perhaps, more aptly, the USSR) was the kickass powerhouse of the Olympics? Especially in women’s gymnastics….and Romania right behind them!
I don’t know what has happened since the Soviet break-up / the iron curtain fell / the Berlin Wall came down, but it has not been good for Eastern bloc sports programs! :)
I feel sorry for those girls, though. After all, they are just young girls! Not ‘women’ at all, really, except that they are under incredible pressure. When have you ever recalled seeing a Russian cry publicly? It is sad.
Prior to the USA starting their floor exercise the commentary was “can you really go out there and kick your opponent when their down?” (maybe some paraphrasing in there). Well, hell yeah! This is the Olympics after all! And God knows those Eastern blocs used to come after the US, hard!! And, BTW, Russia and Romania did come in Silver and Bronze, although distant. So not too shabby considering all their flubs and fumbles.
So, awesome for the US gymnastics program!!! Now if we can just start working on math scores and the rest of education! :)
I am still getting rejection letters from companies I applied to months ago! Today it was from Honeywell. I applied for the job on May 2, essentially 3 months ago.
I’ve been woking at my current company for over a month already.
My realtor hosted an ‘open house’ at my home in NC this past Sunday, his comments:
One word…unbelievable. I had somewhere in the neighborhood of around 400+ people at the open house. Needless to say I ran out of brochures. I even ran 30 single page flyers and everything was gone in the first 15 minutes. At times there were over 50 people in the house and never less than 20 at once. Lots of interest but I was completely overwhelmed.
I pass this sign quite often and can’t figure out exactly what it means. Are they trying to be funny by saying they serve lunch until 3pm? Or do they serve lunch from the time they open for breakfast (whenever that is)? Either way, doesn’t seem like “all day”to me!?
There is a month long festival of events here in Seattle during July called Seafair. Tonight was the Seafair Torchlight Parade sponsored by Alaska Airlines.
At about 8:30 pm I took my 5 minute walk into the center of town and hit Nordstrom’s for a pair of Tod’s I have had my eye on and then walked one more block over to see what this parade was all about.
The crowd was pretty big, a mix of singles, couples, families, pets, you name it! The parade was a hoot! It was right on the edge of being corny which made it fun! There were floats and balloons. You will see in the attached slideshow (which may be a bit blurry!) balloons for Alaska Airlines and the rear end of one for the Blue Angels who will be here next weekend and apparently practice close to work and I can expect them to be flying right by my window on Thursday and Friday!
Were the opening ceremonies a bit weird to anyone?
I watched them with my friends Lacey & Thom who have been in Seattle for the last few days and we thought they were a bit peculiar. When the industrial revolution bit started I said that of course that was ‘the’ century for the UK but maybe portraying it through multiple dirty smoke stacks and the smell of suplhur isn’t exactly the image you want to leave with an audience. Later, Thom said some of his friends had posted similar comments on Facebook regarding smog and smallpox! Funny!
And the bit on the NHS and the missing cell phone? Odd.
Other strange things: what were those Czech Republic athletes wearing? Stretch capris and Wellingtons? And the “Democratic Republic of North Korea”? Hmmmm?
However, Daniel Craig more than made up for it! He is my guy! The fact that the Queen went along with the skit and that they included the corgis was awesome!!!