Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Jeope is so cool!!! So are the other HOWies!

Yeah, he is. He's so cool that I had to title my blog post after him. ;-)

Visit his blog here. He's so talented, it makes me want to puke. And I mean that in a good way!


Speaking of cool, I just have to say thank you to my HOWies for making this birthday superb! I got more birthday wishes than I have in the past five years! They make me feel loved. And it's so great to have them as my dear friends. I am blessed. A few special HOWie shout outs. Nobody get angry at me for leaving them out! That means you jeff_bob!!! ;-) Okay fine, shout out to jeff_bob, even though his emails are not as lengthy as they used to be!

Special shout out to Ash, who really got me thinking deeply this past week. She made me realize that i need to look inside myself more often instead of trying to fix my life superficially. She is such an inspiration and I love knowing that she's there to lend her wisdom. Thank you, Ash.

Thank you to Maria and Amy for making the trip across the country! Sheesh, my friends won't even drive 45 minutes to see my house and you girls are coming from Phoenix! You are beautiful ladies and are like sisters to me. We are going to have a blast! Also, thanks to Maria for listening to me complain more than anyone in this world! She is the most understanding person to vent to! :-)

Thanks dev, for joining me in the quest for the rock. I hope it happens to us both at the same time. Who else can I send wedding invitation pics to that'll understand me like you do?? :-) Sometimes I think we're the same person! Except your a little kookier!

Even though he's not technically a HOWie anymore, thanks to Keith for trying his best to keep me sane in this corporate world. And I swear we'll do lunch soon! Sorry I've been so busy lately, but I'm not avoiding you! :-)

And of course there are so many others that make my every days special. Patti, for running this whole HOWieZine project and for calming me down when I was freaking out about my lost package. Even though I had to do extra work, it's all worth it in the end to be a part of something so great! Lisa, for caring about what you do so much, which in turn makes me want to care more about it too. Lew, for finding my secret blog and posting his support! :-) Bob and Rick for being crazy characters that crack me up in an instant! You all get the picture!

Anyway, I feel like I'm giving an acceptance speech or something. I just have lots of love for my HOWies and I want them to know it! **HUGS!!**

Monday, August 22, 2005

Go Sox, uh, I guess!

¡Hola amigos! What is going on? Just thought I'd post a few pics for ya. You know, for the three people that actually look at this blog. But whatever.

First, here are two pics from our trip to Fenway in July. Rob has become increasingly obsessed with baseball. He listens to every Red Sox game on XM radio and will watch it whenever it's on tv. We've gone to about 10 games this summer. It's getting crazy. But I'm trying to be a supportive girlfriend. Notice my lovely Red Sox jersey. Notice the smile on my face as I sit through batting practice.

So things have been a little rocky this month of August. I had one awesome piece of luck. My company was sold, which meant that we got paid out our stock options. Turns out that 30% of my company made over 100K off of this deal. I, however, was not as lucky. But I got a few K, which is a nice little bonus. Unfortunately, all of that is now spent because our heating/cooling unit is now garbage. How much will that cost? Approx $3500. Sucks butt. I was planning on getting myself an iBook and everything! Oh well, I guess that's me being greedy, since I already have a G5 and I just bought a cinema display. I just can't help it. I love electronics. But home improvements are more important. Actually, I don't really have a choice....heat is kinda essential.

Anyway, another piece of good news. I have two quotes in the new issue of HOW (on newstands Aug 30th). Although I was slightly disappointed that they didn't include a pic of all of our HOWieZine pages like I had originally thought they were going to do. I mean, I told my whole family and even strangers ;-) that my work was going to be in HOW. But my name is in there and that kinda rocks! Anyway, my HOWieZine pages for issue #4 went MIA thanks to the good ole USPS. That was really heartbreaking. I spent so much time putting 60 pages together by hand. And this time I didn't just print and cut, I did much more handiwork. But I'm doing them all over again, which totally sucks, but at least I'll still get to participate.

Anyway, there were a few other sucky instances, like some work situations. Minor stuff, but all disappointing. So Rob wanted to cheer me up. He left this little surprise for my when I came home from work one day. Those are the beanies. There's beanie Melissa and beanie Rob. They look like us, sort of. They are kind of like pets because they have particular voices and Rob makes them dance and fight and say obscene things to me. But sometimes they are nice to me. Like here. Apparently I like farts. Rob is weird. But this made me laugh really hard. He challenged me to a game of Chutes and Ladders but I totally kicked his butt. Hahahaha!

Anyway, I'm off to bed for the evening. I get to go get my new drivers license before work and I need to find like 18 forms of ID before I go. Thanks for reading folks!