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Wednesday, February 27, 2002

Scamming ** I don't usually talk about email hoaxes, because I think people should use their brains instead of being idiots. But apparently there's a new one lots of people are falling for. If you get an email telling you that you are being audited by the IRS (e-audited, I guess), please ignore it. Again, if anyone asks you for personal information like bank info, credit card info, social security number, anything - delete it. Ignore it. Don't be an idiot. That's my public service announcement for the day, thank you.

Is anybody out there? ** Um, hello, Mr. radio deejay? Are you there? My radio station has been funky for the last 1/2 hour or so. Dead air three or four times, and Bon Jovi "You Give Love a Bad Name" just randomly re-started after almost finishing. Wake up in there!

Did you know ** that I am three degrees of Kevin Bacon? The aforementioned encounter with Billy Connolly puts me at three degrees of Kevin Bacon. And I've had a brief conversation with Alice Cooper, who also makes me three degrees. Unless you count Michael Gross, who I served at Olive Garden once, which would make me 2 degrees (Tremors). You know, that new Visa commercial (I think?) with the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon confused my husband. He has no concept of celebrity (i.e. won't go see a movie because So-And-So is in it, doen't care), and had never heard of the SDoKB. Six degrees of separation, yes, but not specifically Kevin Bacon. I think he grew up in a cave sometimes. By the way, he is three degrees of Kevin Bacon too, through George Clooney, Michael Jordan and Sammy Sosa. He met them all at a night club in Scottsdale last year.

Nos Sadwrn Bach ** (Not Yet Saturday, Welsh) Rubbish, it's all rubbish. Anytime a Celt tells you a story, consider it rubbish. In a good way of course. We got to see Crasdant in concert last night. Crasdant is a Welsh band, quite traditional, but way more entertaining than I expected them to be. Immense talent and Huw Williams' hysterically dry sense of humor made the evening perfectly enjoyable. Joe didn't get to go, as he had to go to work at 9 p.m. He has to go back tonight at 9 p.m. too. I think it's a ruse and he secretly has a little "something" on the side. ;-P Fortunately, I know better. Nonetheless, he would have enjoyed the show so it's too bad he had to work.

Puppy missed us. Puppy doesn't have much energy right now. Puppy hurts because she is teething very painfully. She sleeps a lot. And gives puppy kisses. And gnaws very gently on fingers. I wish I could help her feel better, but I just keep petting her and telling her I love her, and letting her gnaw on me. If she still hurts this weekend, I'm going to have to get her some Ambesol. Her canines are pushing through, and that's what seems to hurt her most right now.

Tuesday, February 26, 2002

Random acts ** Hey, everyone. Click here. It's his b-day and he wants to hit 1,000 visitors since New Year's. Help out my fellow Phoenician. :-)

Stuff ** Happy birthday to Sine!

All the lights are turning red to green ** It's a positively gorgeous Phoenix morning. It's about 50 degrees outside, and bright and sunny. Wonderful. I hit almost every green light on my way to work this morning (good thing as I was running late), and I passed a whole pretty family of quail. The music on the radio was great, and I even pulled up to the one red light I hit to see people on either side of me singing along to "Bittersweet Symphony," which was playing on my radio, too. I rode up in the elevator with our head honcho V.P., who was friendly to me and said "Good morning." This day is off to a great start. Finally. I've had some crappy work days lately, so I could use a good one!

Monday, February 25, 2002

7 thankful things **
1. For my wonderful husband, who asked to watch our wedding video again last night.
2. For my puppy's unconditional love and puppy kisses.
3. For the relationship my step-sister and I have developed.
4. For my health, challenges and all.
5. For my good friend Melissa at work.
6. For my mother's thoughtfulness, including the pretty flower/pot she gave Chelsie.
7. For the weekend's events going off so smoothly.

There never seems to be enough time... ** What a wonderful, insane weekend! It started with a half-day Friday at work. I ran home and met up with Chelsie to go to our Bridesmaid's Lunch (singular, because it was just me!), and to get my Matron of Honor gift (which was a surprise). Havana Cafe completely surprised me with fabulous food (off of an exclusively Gluten-Free menu!), and Chelsie completely surprised me with a gift from Tiffany! Yes, Tiffany! How fabulous! I got to select a bracelet, and I chose the one she almost just chose for me. It's like this one, but with 3 hearts in sterling silver. It's gorgeous!

Friday evening was the bachelorette party. Ahh, the bachelorette party. Suffice it to say, we had a very nice time. :-) Seven of us (8 later), headed to Beeloe's, where our waiter, good food and fabulous music got the evening off to a great start. Then it was off to Arizona Center to Phoenix Live. We tried our darnedest to embarrass Chelsie in Li'l Ditty's, but she proved herself virtually impossible to embarrass. Needless to say, we closed the bar, raised lots of money and various men's undergarments and felt like crap Saturday morning. A good time was had by all!

Saturday morning, Joe and I joined my father and step-mother, and Chris and Mason for breakfast for my father's birthday on Friday. This was at 9:00 a.m., which was far too early on the heels of the 4:00 a.m.-ending bachelorette party. Chelsie, of course, was unable to join us. Hee hee. After the breakfast, I proceeded to drive carefully home and fall asleep for several hours, only to wake up and join Joe at his cousin's wedding. It was a beautiful wedding, and I got to dance with my handsome husband several times. Of course, he was pretty tired from C.R.'s bachelor party too.

Sunday was Chelsie's bridal shower. It was perfect, at least I thought so. We had lots of people, food, games, laughs and gifts. Chelsie seemed very happy, and I was relieved everything went so well the whole weekend. Finally the weeks of planning are over! Thursday is the rehearsal/rehearsal dinner, Saturday we are making all the bouquets etc., and Sunday evening is the wedding. For me, those are the easy parts. :-) I just have to show up and do what I'm told. No more planning for me for a while! At least until someone needs a baby shower...