Friday, September 29, 2006

"God Bless You"

So, I've noticed lately that I'm very inclined to say "God bless you" or "Bless you" after someone sneezes, and yet, people don't say it to me very often. I ask you this: is this something personal, or is it a sign of the decline in our society -- with less and less people thinking of others and more of us simply having tunnel vision?

I dunno, you be the judge.

We Set the Date...

... now what? :-) Wedding planning (so far) has been interesting -- everyone has an opinion (which is great), and everyone has a vision for our wedding... which is also cool. But it seems that there's now a mountain of things to do between now and July 14th... where to begin? The reception location (I'm working on it, but seem to be finding a lot of dead ends...)? The dress? (Am I really ready to go try those on?) A photographer? Wow... that's just the tip of the iceberg... either way, this is going to be an adventure... stay tuned!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

By Popular Request...

... here are a few photos from the big night (thanks Katie & Crystal!):

It was a great night, and I can't thank Lennie, my friends, and my family enough for pulling it off... even if I can be a brat sometimes...

Saturday, September 16, 2006

I said "Yes!"

Curious as to what the title of this post means? Then you had better e-mail me for details, because tonight I said yes to the man that I love.

(Sorry boys, that means that I'm permanently off the market!)

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Things I Like To Forget...

... seems that as a tradeshow/event planner, I always look forward to shows and the frenzy that leads up to the big event. And yet, I always seem to forget a few things along the way.

(I suspect that events can be a little like birth: expectant mothers dread the actual delivery, but then after birth, they talk about how beautiful it was and gloss over the horrifying pain. Does the lapse of time really make you forget?)

Anyhow, I've just finished our biggest tradeshow of the year, ACCE, here in Seattle. It was a fine show, and the booth looked fabulous (if I do say so myself). But there's one thing that I'm constantly reminded of: how thankful I am for a desk job. Seems that two full days, and one evening on my feet for hours at a time have taken their toll on my body. And my feet & legs are really screaming at me right now! ;-) And I'm exhausted. (In fact, my whole team is exhausted... smiling so much can really take it out of you!)

Oh, and it seems that every show I assume that the keys to my booth are in the booth shipment. Note to self: they aren't. Another note to self: it's a rare key and I should remember to bring it with me... You'd think that I would have learned by now! Heh heh.

Either way, I love my job. Seriously, I love my job.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Tired Jollies or Really Funny?

For many, many years, I've been laughing out loud when this song came on during Marty Riemer's 5:20 Funny segment on 103.7 The Mountain. I stumbled upon it tonight, and now I feel compelled to share it with you, as it still makes me laugh:

Bad cow pun...

Monday, September 04, 2006

Labor Day Weekend

Ahhh... what a weekend. It's with a big smile that I write that I haven't checked my e-mail since 4 PM on Friday. That's a sign of a good weekend, no?

Xs + Os = Ws
On Saturday, I was fortunate enough to witness the first Husky football win of the 2006/2007 season.
Maybe it is a meager 1-0, but that's a record the Huskies haven't enjoyed since 2001. And nobody around Montlake is taking this momentary joy for granted.

"For me," coach Tyrone Willingham said, "that is priceless."
- King County Journal, 09/03/2006

While the plays were sloppy, and the refereeing was even sloppier, I'm happy with the outcome. In a season where fans are being warned by commentators to "lower their expectations," I would counter that our expectations couldn't get any lower. My hope (prediction?) is for three wins. We're a third of the way there boys, now go get 'em!

The Gorge in George
Sunday included the long drive to the Gorge to see the Dave Matthews Band. I can't say that I'm a super Dave fan, with stickers in my window and signs advertising that I'm making the trek over to the Gorge, but I can say that L.O. and I enjoyed the day, and definitely enjoyed the band jamming on stage. As an added bonus, I got to hear another favorite of mine, O.A.R.. A friend of mine had said some months back that I would appreciate O.A.R. more when I heard them in concert. I have to say, I totally agree. They were really good.

The only downside of the concert would be the weird mix of fans that you get at a Dave concert. I wonder if my experience would be different if we were sitting in an auditorium somewhere. Seems that the drug culture is alive and well at the Gorge, and the contact high that you get just sitting at the event is not always welcome. Guess that's what you get when you mix diverse populations. I'm all for diversity, I just wish that I didn't have to endure the second hand smoke.

All in all, though, I'd say it was a great weekend. I got to hear Dave jam live, I got to hear O.A.R. in person, and I got to see the Huskies pull out a win. What more could you ask for in a weekend?