Thursday, October 28, 2010

...An almost perfect fall night

It was an almost perfect fall night. The temperature is falling lower by the minute. At home we made caramel apples. Juan carved a pumpkin and we watched the Peanuts on TV. The only thing missing was Russel who, unfortunately, had a previous engagement. Wish I was off tomorrow and that would be the cherry on top. Oh well, I will take what I can get. HAPPY HALLOWEEN! My favorite holiday.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Even more spoiled.

My dad and Lupe brought this back from Colorado for me. It's a little warm for it now but I can't wait for cooler weather. Thanks yall. Yeah I am spoiled.
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Blessed and spoiled...

I think I am probably one of the most blessed and spoiled people in the world right now.

I received one of the most thoughtful gifts ever. A while back I blogged about my childhood memories, especially about the dishes my mom had when I was growing up. The crazy daisy pattern plates, bowls and cups. I actually made several trips to the area Goodwill stores looking for just one cup or one plate and I never found one. I kept looking on ebay, more or less just window shopping. Last night I was surprised by Russel's family with a beautiful basket full of those dishes. Overwhelmed? Yeah I think I was more than overwhelmed with love, memories, and thankfulness. Wow. I can't even express how awesome this is to me. I am so blessed to be loved by Russel and his family. They are all so wonderful. So, this quote seems very fitting...."My cup runneth over."

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Texas Stars Hockey

I absolutely love going to the Texas Stars Hockey games with Russel. We went to the game last night vs. the San Antonio Rampage. The Stars won in overtime 4-3. Woohoo. The only things I will miss this season is Matt Climie #33 the goalie and watching the Chicago Wolves play with Chris Chelios. The good thing about last night was Matt Climie has switched to playing goalie for the San Antonio Rampage now so I got to see him play.

Matt Climie in Stars gear

Now, let me say first of all, I know just about nada about hockey other than they use skates on ice and you gotta get the puck in the net. But its fun and exciting and if you are lucky you get to see a bunch of guys brutally slam each other against the plexiglass or beat each other up. Who wouldn't love to watch that?

The fans were almost brutal as the lady sitting in front of us yelled, "Climie you suck!" Wow, this is the guy that got the Stars to the Western Conference Championship last season and really did a kick ass job along the way. They also chanted in unison about 4 times during the course of the game, "Ref, you suck Ref, you suck, Ref, you suck!"

I also got to see a friend from high school. I suppose I am still recognizable. Ha. It was good to see him and his family there and introduce him to Russel.

I am looking forward to the next game we get to go to.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

...more public information

Seeing this video brought back a lot of adrenaline, maybe its just my imagination but it feels very real. "My boys" were the ones going in that building. Later it would be multiple agencies helping us clear buildings but at that moment I see our units go in my stomach just turns.

This is the Daily Texan link to the video along with a short article and lots of comments from the public. Some of them are a little unreasonable and some of them are constructive. It's very difficult not to comment with my response about what it was really like that day trying to keep everyone safe.

Friday, October 15, 2010

having too much fun

So, rather innocently Russel mentioned his coworker had a QR code posted on his cubicle with his contact information and he was thinking of doing the same. Well, I knew what a QR code was but I had never used the bar scanner app on my phone to see what it looked like when one was scanned. Since he mentioned it I have been playing with a code generator. Oh what fun I can have with this. There is a message encoded below inspired by Russel. :-)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Better than an art gallery

This is a really cool idea, cool sculpture and awesome photography.

...public information

This is one of the only ones that would let me embed. My sincerest thanks to my co-worker Kathy who held me together at the seams. She did a top notch job taking the first call, dispatching the units and never stopping after that.

More rules to live by

When I started this blog I gave the beginning of my list of rules to live by. I figure I should add more just because I feel like it. Ha. I don't remember what number I was on so I'll just wing it.

13. When you make a mistake, don't try to cover it up. Own up to it and be ready for the consequences. (This is something I tell all of the new people I train at work. Its just not worth it for the boss to find out after the fact and you try to cover it up and get in more trouble)

14. You reap what you sow. This is one that I try my very very hardest at. I try to be a good friend, a good co-worker, a good girlfriend. I never intentionally try to hurt someone and I give my very best to them as much as I possibly can.

15. In the words of Ruthie Foster....Getting back up is harder than the fall. Yep...that pretty much sums up life's little stumbles, falls and crashes.

....the mythical creature

I hear they are releasing the Back to the Future trilogy 25th anniversary edition this year. Wow, that makes me feel old. Just yesterday I included it on my amazon wishlist as one of the many things I am asking Santa to bring me this year and the years to come. Hey, Santa aint made outta money you know.

Anyway, this morning I was walking down the hill to work and I saw it! I've never seen this mythical creature up close so I was so excited. She was just sitting there just like she was watching over the other crappy Hondas and Kias. There are only about 6,500 of the orginals in the world. Talk about endangered. You could tell she had been cared for. It was nice to see. Yeah you can laugh because she wasn't all that she could have been but she is still a classic. Re-meet the classic DeLorean.....

Friday, October 8, 2010

My favorite time of year

Fall is my favorite time of ease into winter which is also my favorite time of year. Things always seem less stressed out and more relaxed when its not 115 degrees outside. October is my favorite month. I love Halloween even though I never seem to find anything to do thats more adult oriented. Usually I would take my nephew trick or treating and then go to sleep watching a scary movie. I love the idea that you can be whatever you want to be for one day and its perfectly normal. No one makes fun of you for wearing your Star Trek uniform that you secretly have hidden in your closet. No one thinks anything is out of the ordinary when you walk out in a poodle skirt like you are going to a sock hop. I am also glad that September is officially over. I seem to have bad luck in September from one year to the next. I am still a little unsure about the holidays. I had such a wonderful Christmas last year and haven't had one before that since before my mom got sick. I am hoping the rest of this year will just continue to get better. I have so much to be thankful for.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

mulching over....

So, this morning I slept in. Then I got up and helped Russel in the yard. Mulching. Hmmm it helps the things in my mind work a little better. Who would have thought a little cedar mulch could help clear out some cob webs and relax me so much.