Friday, July 26, 2002
Roti-Joes ** Okay, I think my most popular search referral right now is Roti-Joes. So, those of you who come here looking for more information about this wonderful restaurant (just 3 blocks from my house, and right next door to Carvel!), read this review in the New Times. I think it's a pretty fair summary.
Random Question ** Does anyone out there actually watch Everybody Loves Raymond? I don't know anyone who actually watches that show ever. And it seems like entertainment media think it's this huge dynasty or something. I've just never gotten it.
Is that a vibrator in your luggage or are you happy to see me? ** If you're going to carry a vibrator in your luggage, either be proud of your newfound play-toy, or remove the batteries for safer traveling. Had you not been caught with a vibrator in your luggage, you'd have been pissed that your batteries were dead when you got home. That would've killed the mood! But suing the airline over embarassment? Um, did the people in the adult shop in Vegas see you buy it? There are people out there who already know you have it, sunshine. Hold it up, smile, and show the nice security guard how it works.
Happy birthday to me ** The Diamondbacks gave me a wonderful present yesterday! I took a half-day off of work to go to an early Diamondbacks game, and they won 10-0! We had such a great time at the game. I'm really glad we went. My poor husband has to work all night tonight, from 2 p.m.-midnight, so I won't get to see him at all. But my mother and Chris and I are going to dinner together, which will be fun. Tomorrow evening at 6:00 p.m. we're having a BBQ, so if you are one of my real-life friends, or live in Phoenix, come on over! Good thing I have these things to look forward to. Work sucks already. Figures. But I have gluten-free brownies waiting for me this afternoon (a girl on my team made them for me! Isn't that sweet?). I can't wait!
Thursday, July 25, 2002
Wednesday, July 24, 2002
I scream! ** I don't eat ice cream. Okay, I do, but rarely. I have one pint of Ben & Jerry's Everything But the... in the freezer which is about 3/4 full. And it's been there probably 3 months. Well, on Saturday, Ember and I went for ice cream. I don't think I've gone to an ice cream joint in the last 3 or 4 years. I've been fighting off the craving ever since. Today, I caved. The waitress at Carlos O'Brien's gave me a free chocolate ice cream sundae (minus the whipped cream) to go today. I'm eating it right now and it is soooooooo good, I can't believe I don't eat ice cream all the time. Of course, when I get sugar-sick later and feel guilty for the expanding waistline, I'm sure I'll remember!
Tuesday, July 23, 2002
Simple life ** I wish I had some big, exciting happenings to tell you about. But in truth, my life is a bit boring at the moment. It pretty much consists of work, sleep, and Diamondbacks games. My excitement last night was discovering, after busting my behind to make pizza crust and breadsticks from scratch, that the pizza sauce I had in the fridge was moldy. Niiice. Very appetizing to a queasy preggo tummy. Fortunately, my wonderful husband was already on his way home and was nice enough to stop and buy me new sauce. And it was worth it, as the pizza was very tasty. Still, that's the extent of my excitement. And with my birthday in 3 days, everyone wants to know what I want to do. Truth? Nothing. I just don't feel like it's my b-day and I could care less about it this year. Ah, well.
Monday, July 22, 2002
Reflections ** You know, I have learned something about myself in the last few years. When I decide I want something, I go after it until I get it. This is (usually) a good trait. But when it's something that takes longer than the snap of two fingers, it isn't always good. Take marriage. I wanted to be married to my now-husband; I always knew that. He finally propsed, and that meant I got to be his wife, right? I was ready to be his wife. But wait! There's this whole "bride" phase, and a wedding to plan, and what the...?! I just wanted to be married.
Once I jumped into it, I reveled in wedding planning. All the flowers and dresses and tastings and details were fabulous! And at the end of it all, we had exactly what we wanted. We had fun, and we were married. See? I see the long run. I always think about the consequences and the "What then?" things. But it's the getting there that tends to stump me. So it is with job promotions, and just about anything I go after. Maybe it's a blessing that I don't freak myself out with the questions about "How do I do that? What steps do I need to take? What if I fail?"
Well, you see, this plays into my current blessing. I wanted to be a mother. I wanted Joe to be a father. (So did he, incidentally; this is not as one-sided as it sounds! :) So, Step 1 = Get pregnant. Yes, well, that turned out to be a teeny bit harder than I'd planned. Of course, the goal was still in sight. We'd have a baby. Well, now that I'm pregnant, and doing all the normal basic health things I'm supposed to do... I'm clueless. I have no idea what it means to be pregnant. Ugh! This is all new to me, and while I am not quite panicky, I am baffled by all of these things I keep reading that I'm supposed to know and/or learn. You mean you don't just get pregnant and have a baby? You don't just get engaged and have a husband?
Alas, I'll get there. I just find this particular personality trait amusing. I'm positive in the long run (or maybe even short run!) I'll be even more ridiculous than I was when wedding planning. Of course, at the moment there's always the fear something will happen. After that fear subsides, then I will allow myself to go crazy. Look out, world!
Blue Monday ** I had a nice weekend, though not as relaxing as I'd hoped. Having said that, I managed to have brief naps on Saturday and Sunday. That never happens! My grandmother and uncle were in town, and took us to lunch yesterday. They were so thrilled to hear about the baby. Of course, it was eating my dad up. I'd asked him not to tell them, but Joe and I decided before lunch that we would. I think he was really relieved to have it out in the open. He's very excited about being a grandfather, I think! This is my birthday week, and it's off to a dreadful start. I hit every single red light on my way to work today, except one. I ran out of gas and had to fill up, making me even later (I also had to fill the other car - $18 worth! - on Saturday - Joe owes me!!). I walked into work and got slammed with work. I'm just taking a breather at the moment, and then I'm right back in the thick of it. Mondays bite.