Friday, October 31, 2008

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
So, This year I decided that i would dress my self up as... that's right - a Drow. That would be a "dark elf" for those of you that don't read any fantasy novels out there. Rick helped me to latex my ears on the night before, and then this morning he put on my first layer of black... it took a few layers of black, but I finally got it. And then... I went to work..

We had a few people that dressed up at work - which makes the costume contest all that more enjoyable. We had a Sayter, (you know - the goat creature), and two cowgirls, a cat, a vampire, a corpse bride, two quarterbacks (One of them was the quarterback of the "buck" n "ears"), and quite a few others. There was a pirate and a polygamist, and a homosexual, and a lesbian --- (It's a pretty open minded office - which is odd these days).
So, on we went - and there was a tie for the winner of the costume contest - it was me and callie. This is Glade - the owner of Obeo - Had to get a picture with him for the website. that was pretty fun. My friend, Callie, works at The castle of Chaos as a vampire. Her teeth are prosthetics that she made herself - And I think that's so neat! :D
This is our CEO - you can't tell, but underneath, he doesn't really look like that at all. It's quite amusing. Just some ears, teeth, glasses and Viola! There you have a whole different look.

Anyway, tonight is Trick-Or-Treating ... I can't wait to go... Actually, I can't wait to see what the kids are going to say when they see me. :D They have no idea what I look like right now... so, I anticipate lots of fun tonight.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Good Morning Everyone -

So, I think that I should note that if I am going to blob, then it is not going to be as eventful as I would hope. Well, I guess I should clarify - at work, I don't have my photos with me. So, it makes it kind of hard to use the typical visual aids that I would normally offer up to you. BUT ALAS! That does not mean that I can't write! By golly - So, here are my ramblings on a Monday Morning - way too early to be rambling , but I am done with my Billing tickets so, I am going to go forth and ramble away... TAKE THAT!

My eldest sister, Aislinn, has always been fantastic at including me in things that her ward does. I know that I am not a member of her ward, but I feel very much a part of her ward. Last year, she invited me to sing in their Stake Choir - which I LOVED doing - and this year she invited me back.

Now, for those of you that don't know, I love to sing. I am not always the BEST at the singing thing - and I know that - BUT, I do love to sing and will sing frequently. So, being involved in something like this is JUST what I need. If our own Stake did something like this (AND had a director as cool as Leeann) then I would probably sing there... but Right now they don't, so I will give my talents to Aislinn's stake.

Now - we have gotten off track... (I do that a lot if you haven't noticed). Last night was the first rehearsal. We are singing my most favorite song, Oh Holy Night. With a nice HIGH B at the end of it. Now, I have been sick, and I currently cannot hit this note without sounding like a stuck cow - but I did sing fairly high most of the night. My throat is killing me this morning. Is it worth it? I think that it is - but at the same time, I really hate having a sore throat.

In addition to that, we have a couple ladies that haven't figured out that a good choir makes ONE sound. They sing Together - not above someone else. I actually found myself dropping out last night because I really felt that the other ladies were so overpowering, that I was not needed. And, I am already debating about taking up the Second Soprano this year, over a first - just because I think that a few extra lower voices may be necessary to save the sound.

Either way, I am very happy to participate in this yet again. I was Hoping that the Youngest would be involved in it this year, and maybe she still will be-

Also - this session caused me to finally get off my Tookus - and I went on a search last night for Missa Mormonis. AND, I found most of what I was looking for. It's not easy to find - but once I figured out who the composer was, I was able to locate it on a song by song basis. It also got me in the gear of practicing the piano for Christmas songs. I think that it would be fun to actually have a few that I could play decently before december ... :D

So, there are my ramblings for a monday morning - I am sorry that there are no pictures for you .... maybe tomorrow I will remember my flash drive. :D

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

BAH - sometimes I just get so mad

I mean, seriously people - harming animals over an Election is just WRONG. Wrong wrong wrong -

http://www.citizen-times.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/200810210015/NEWS01/810210324

I don't care how you feel about either Senator McCain or Senator Obama - I don't think that there should be ANY reason that animals get harmed because of someone's feelings one way or the other. The link is above, but I am listing the article below too -

CULLOWHEE – An Arden businessman is offering a reward today for information leading to an arrest in the case of a dead bear covered in Barack Obama campaign posters that was dumped at the entrance to Western Carolina University.

Linn Beachem, owner of Beachem Carpet & Tile Care, said his $500 reward is not about the potential political message behind the incident. Instead, he is motivated by the act of someone killing and then dumping a bear on campus.

“I don’t want to make it about politics,” he said this morning. “It is just a despicable act.”

Beachem is hoping the $500 reward will spur others to offer even more reward money that might lead to an arrest in the case.

A university spokesman this morning said campus police are following leads. The U.S. Secret Service has also been notified as a matter of routine protocol, said university spokesman Bill Studenc.

In another new detail this morning, investigators found writing on duct tape attached to the poster requesting that no one steal it, making it appear the sign had been stolen before it was placed on the bear, Studenc said.

Maintenance workers found the 75-pound bear cub at the roundabout near the Catamount statute about 7:45 a.m., said Tom Johnson, chief of university police.

“It looked like it had been shot in the head as best we can tell. A couple of Obama campaign signs had been stapled together and stuck over its head,” Johnson said.

University police called in N.C. Wildlife Resources officials to remove the body and help in the investigation.

Bear season is under way in Western North Carolina. It is illegal to kill bear cubs weighing less than 50 pounds, according to state hunting regulations.

“But this is certainly unacceptable,” Johnson said. “Someone evidently was wanting to draw attention to the election. If we find out who they are, we'll make sure they'll get some attention themselves.”

The university issued a statement calling what happened deplorable and troubling.

“We cannot speculate on the motives of the people involved nor who those people might be, said Leila Tvedt, associate vice chancellor. “Campus police are cooperating with authorities to investigate this matter.”

Johnson said he knew of no other complaints related to the election.

Monday, October 20, 2008

BAH - I'd just like to say -

That it's slightly irritating that I am at work. There are things that I want to blog - I have pictures for those things... and those pictures are at my house,..., RIGHT NOW. Good pictures too. I mean, there was pumpkin carving, and soccer, and stuff - and GOOD pictures... and they are at home, on my camera - just WAITING to be blobbed. But, do I have them here to blob? No! Could I blob about them anyway? Well, sure I could. I really could blob about them anyway - I could even post the pictures later. BUT, that would just stink because they would be at home until I finally got to the point where I could put them up online, and who KNOWS when that will be. BAH - I mean really... BAH. So, here's my rant for the day. If I were home, I would put up pictures with the rant - but I am not, so you will just have to deal with the text of the day. LOVE YA!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

In TWO DAYS -

In Two Days - my Kennedy will be 10 years old finally... She seems older than 10 to me already. Over the last year she has changed and matured into a beautiful girl. She is reading better, solving puzzles on her own, trying new things without fear, and developing the self esteem that I hoped she would find.

I look back and it's hard for me to believe that she's gotten to big so fast. There are times when I wonder why it is that she doesn't climb up into my lap anymore, and then I realize that it's because she's gotten so big. But, there are things that we still can do together that she's just fine with - she lets me play with her hair, and we do lots in the kitchen together.
She's talented, she's bold, she's brave. She would give you anything she could just to see you smile. Though she can be bossy with her siblings, she is a people pleaser and doesn't like to see anyone down in the dumps. I am truly proud of the girl that she's turning out to be. I love to see her achieve her goals, and set new ones. She has the best imagination!
Anyway, this blog is for My Kennedy - though she may not ever read it, I just wanted to share. After all - they grow up SO fast.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

October has finally arrived!

HAPPY OCTOBER EVERYONE!
Ok - so I know that it's only been a day since my last post - but, I figured that I would do my best to write something. I yanked some of the cruise photos off of my MySpace page since I haven't posted anything here yet - and hopefully you will be able to keep up with all the nonsense that I will write here.
Welcome to Cozumel - the City of Tulum! Probably one of the most fantastic sites that I have ever visited in my whole life. We didn't visit Tulum until the end of our cruise trip - but it was well worth the wait. I can definately say that I would love to go back here in the near future - preferably before 2012 - after all, the world is supposed to "End" then... RIGHT!?!
Here we are, yet again, in front of one of the temples in Tulum. Some random couple took this shot - but it turned out great!
Now - I took this shot - with the cave and the "house" and whatnot - The whole site was impressive and I could not choose a favorite shot sooner than I could choose a favorite star in the heavens. I liked the ocean, the sands, the shores, and the feeling that this entire site exuded. I can only say that Each person should, at least once in their life, go to a place such as this. Then - just stop - and examine the feelings that come along with it. I can almost guarantee that you will not be disappointed at the connection you feel.In Roatan (Above and Below). We took these pictures on my Birthday! That's right - Happy 31st! (This may be the only time that I publically admit that I am that old, so you may want to take a screen shot--- NOW) By the way, Roatan was THE BEST Birthday that I have had in 6 years. Just so you all know - I wouldn't mind getting another birthday present in the future that was similar to this one.

The picture here was taken at the top of one of the structures in Altun Ha - (Belize). It was Vastly different than anything in Tulum, but still an incredible and beautiful place to be. Altun Ha was interesting because many of the structures have not been excavated yet. So, there are mounds and mounds all over the place - I would LOVE to see what's underneath all of that dirt - but, apparently it's not time to unearth that area. Also, the Belizian government just doesn't have the money to do the excavation - so, it will sit like that for a while longer, I am certain.
Did we have a good time? We sure did! And I want to go back - SOON! Now -I have to get my self back to work. Hope that all is going well for everyone today - TTYS

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Boogity Boogity Boo

So, it's true - I acquired myself a job. And - quite frankly - I like the job that I have acquired. I work for this company called Obeo. Now - most people may know them better as "360house.com". They are the site that does virtual tours of properties all over the country. So, you want to buy a house, you start looking - you can't stand Real Estate Agents - so you decide that you are going to look online. Then you find this site that does panoramas of the home. It's nice, because you can at least see the place before you drive up and are investing physical time... Stay in the comfort of your home and browse potential homes this way! Actually, it's quite nice. I mean, they even have a program that (if the realator adds it) you can change the color of counters, and cabinets, and paint on the walls. You can see what it would look like if you were to change it around. Psychologically, it's impressive, because you invest yourself in the home when you start making changes to it. It really is a pretty neat place to work for.

Also, I am not dealing with regular people here. I deal with Realators who are listing or who want to list. And, I am also in the billing department - which keeps me off the phones for some time whilst I am handling accounting issues. If the job works out - I can forsee myself quite happy here.


I didn't post any cruise pictures here just yet - I know, I know... it's because I just haven't done it. I stink. Though - they are all up on my Myspace page. I just need to drag them on over here. If you haven't read my other blob though - I will note it here as well... (I don't know who travels where on the internet... sheesh)

ANNOUNCING
On December 13th in the Year of our Lord 2008 - I will be at the Salt Lake City Temple, getting sealed to my sweetheart. If you can make it, that would be great - if you can't, well, I totally understand and that's just fine too. The endowments will be at 1:00 and the sealing is scheduled for 3:00. I can say that I am totally excited - because, well, I am. So - there's your news, if you haven't read the other blob that I have.

And now - I have to get back to work - but I will write more later... Really- NO , really - I promise... I will I will I will!