Tuesday, February 28, 2006

forward from roni…fun times!

Four jobs I have had in my life:
1. Sales clerk at a book store
2. Phone rep for a outdoorsy catalog
3. I made " delivered pizzas for Fast Eddies
4. Admin in the Business Office at Bethel College

Four movies I would watch over and over:
1. Top Gun
2. Blue Crush
3. Dude, Where's My Car
4. Harold " Kumar Go to White Castle

Four places I have lived:
1. Ely, MN
2. Arden Hills, MN
3. Minneapolis, MN
4. Santa Clara, CA

Four TV shows I love to watch:
1. Grey's Anatomy
2. Las Vegas
3. Gilmore Girls
4. Beauty " the Geek

Four places I have been on vacation:
1. Honolulu
2. NYC
3. Egypt
4. Tulsa, Oklahoma

My favorite book:
Ooh, tough one.

Four nicknames I have had in my life:
1. TeeTee
2. Horse
3. Heggy
4. Buttercup (j/k!)

Four of my favorite foods:
1. hunan chicken from Great China
2. a good chicken burrito
3. mom's chili
4. raspberry chocolate chip ice cream

Four places I would rather be right now:
1. At Rock Bottom, enjoying a beer
2. On the beach in Greece
3. Hikin' some beautiful terrain
4. On the slopes somewhere in skis

drawing to a close

there are 14 hours left of my 28th birthday month. and what a great month it's been. thanks to all!


i was totally responsible last night. i got the last minute tickets, but i had class. i decided i'd hit class for a bit, then go to the show afterwards. weird, not like me, but responsible.

it was super crappy raining outside. the offer was made to go have a drink before the show, skipping class. i waffled back " forth, and ended up going to class. responsible.

i realized on my way that i have to go to class because if i start slacking now, i'll never make it through.

i am growing up.


i fell in love with the sexiest forty-something year old on the planet last night. i scored free tickets to the Bon Jovi concert in San Jose, and, man, does he put on a show! it's like i was taken back 20 years when i had his picture torn out of a mag, hanging on my wall. he's still the same jon bon jovi. superhot. super in shape. super tight jeans, like they did back then. and their music is still totally fun!

right in front of me were teenyboppers rockin' out next to some folks a bit older than me. he hits all ages. and the hair - there's still big hair out there! (though i couldn't find a mullet) and the man dances like rockers do. i love it.

if i'd known sooner than hours in advance that i was going, i'd totally have done it up 80's rocker style. and then he would have fallen in love with me. oh...except he has a wife. oh, well...

back to my dreams

Sunday, February 26, 2006


I love the mountains. I love (to visit) snow. I love good times with friends. Here you see my rockin' friends Karin " Chuck showin' their mad snowboarding skills. I had a blast skiin' in fifty degree weather, enjoying the views. We skied, we ate, we gambled, we laughed, we talked. I now consider Tahoe well worth a three hour drive.
I tried to go golfing today, just to cram all that into one weekend, but the weather's a bit crappy. Wind " rain. And 54 degrees.
Happy Monday!

Thursday, February 23, 2006


holy crapoly, i have gray hair! i'm trying to grow out my natural color, and just noticed some of my roots are freaking gray. oy.

ooh, it gray hair means wisdom. that rules. i'm getting smarter.


blogging is tough when i'm in a funk, so i haven't had much to say. i promise to come back in full force on sunday or monday!


i'm off to Tahoe tonight! just for a couple days, but i absolutely need to get away " take a breather. i get two days of skiing, a hot tub " good friends. and a cute boy, of course. rock on.

Monday, February 20, 2006


i like to think i'm a pretty level-headed, laid-back person. usually, i pull it off. unfortunately, this whole school thing is getting me way out of whack. two classes with homework is much more than i anticipated, and i just keep getting more overwhelmed. tonight i got to learn about the huge research paper i get to write at the end of the semester...all while i was thinking about the accounting test i have tomorrow night. it's just too much to comprehend!!!

i'm doing my best to forget about everything but accounting right now. apparently, i'm really bad at it...i'm still online blogging away...heh.

ps my vb girls are still struggling...we ended up 2-7 on the weekend. i was frustrated enough for a parent to send me an encouraging email requesting i keep my chin up. oy.

Sunday, February 19, 2006


if i had a nickel for every time i said the word "focus" today while coaching my team, i'd be freaking loaded.

yet, i got this email from a parent:
I bet if you challenge the girls a little more to want to work hard and focus on the play, you might have more girls wanting to play up to the plate...

i love it.

Friday, February 17, 2006


there is snow up in the hills!
it's cool to live in a place that has mountains that get snow on top. they aren't even that high.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

it is ON tonight

karaoke. margaritas. shiny purple pants. good times.

have a great long weekend!!!

brilliance, stolen from josh (again)

a slogan creator:
You've Got Questions. We've Got Kristie.

on being happy

i'm almost as happy as a person could be here in the US. just one last thing to take care of...

Wednesday, February 15, 2006


the other day i received the Forward about knowing you're Grown Up when...22. "I just can't drink like I used to" replaces, "I'm never gonna drink that much again!"

well, this morning i IMed Ghouly about karaoke on Friday night " said:
kristie_rsv: it'll be a fabuloso night
kristie_rsv: i gotta get drunk early so i can sober up before i go to bed
kristie_rsv: i coach at 8:30 saturday morning in oakland

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

wakin’ up the brain

i feel like my accounting class is totally tappin' a part of my brain that's lain pretty stagnant for years. there just aren't many numbers in HR and i haven't even thought about balancing my checkbook.

i've kinda missed it. it's exciting to think in numbers again. and, man, do i need to start balancing my checkbook.

Birthday Quiz

My super cool friend Jenna created a "How well do you know Kristie??" quiz for my birthday dinner on Sunday night...I thought I'd share some of the answers:
1. How old is Kristie today?
27 - 29 (28)
2. What is her favorite color?
Purple like husky purple! (purple)
3. What is Kristie short for?
Agatha, Frank, Kristina, Kristine (Kristie)
4. What is Kristie's favorite:
a. Hockey team - Sharks, Stars (Wild)
b. Football team - Green Bay (?!?!?!), Vikqueens (Vikings)
c. Baseball team - Dodgers, Twins (Twins)
5. How many brothers " sisters does she have?
2, 14, at least 1 brother (2 bro's, 1 sis)
6. Name her college AND major
Mankato State, Jerusalem Univ College, U of MN; Psychology
(Bethel College, Jerusalem Univ College, VCC; Business)
7. List 4 nicknames Kristie has for other people:
Pumpkin, Pooh Bear, Pookie, Schnookums, Schlinky, CrankyPants
(Muffin, Yoda, Chinaman, Cool Bill, Russ Russell, etc)
8. When did Kristie move to California?
10/04, 2.5 yrs, 5 yrs, 1 1/2 yrs ago
9. Name on interesting fact about Kristie:
Dogsled champion of her high school
One of the very few Shibby girls
She changed costumes are her own halloween party
She played vb in college
She likes purple, enough said
She loves Boston
She's always wanted " got a red couch
10. Write one question you want Kristie to answer about you:

Monday, February 13, 2006


and now my cube at work is all crazy " decorated.
the banners say "simply marveous at any age." my ego is growing by the second...

man, i wish i had my camera. :-)

february 13

usually i am a bit sad on this day because i have to wait a whole 'nother year before i get to celebrate again. however, sadness hasn't made an attempt to hit me. i had my best birthday, yet, and i owe it all to the awesome, awesome people in my life. honestly, i teared up last night just thinking about how blessed i am with friends " family. thank you for being you!

(i got to go whale watching, hiking, eating, hanging, coaching...)

Thursday, February 9, 2006


i finally have my very own birthday sombrero from chevy's! woo!
(it's just my work bday...actual bday is sunday...i'm getting closer)


i hate socks " shoes. my feet like to be free. therefore, when i get to work, the first thing i do is shove my shoes underneath my desk.

what gets me is that everyone who walks up to me notices i have no shoes on " usually comments. why in the world do people notice feet? they're on the floor...generally, out of sight.

i guess it's the automatic up-down everyone gives/gets. weird.

the time is drawing near…

...soon i'll be 28.
there has been so much build-up for this birthday that i don't really want it to be over, so i'm scared of actually starting the celebrations.

but a sombrero at Chevy's for lunch should fix me up good!

Wednesday, February 8, 2006

birthday week weather!

it rules to live in the Bay Area. God loves me:
Today, Feb 8 - Sunny 72°/45°
Thu, Feb 9 - Sunny 73°/46°
Fri, Feb 10 - Sunny 72°/49°
Sat, Feb 11 - Sunny 68°/47°
Sun, Feb 12 - Partly Cloudy 66°/47°

morning brain

perfect example of how my brain works in the morning:

yesterday i was on my way to the beach to meet my parents and had to stop for gas. i pulled in and was overcome with grief as i saw a gallon was $2.69, but filled up anyway.

as i pulled away, happy with a full tank of gas, i saw that a gallon was $2.45 kiddy korner from me. grrrr. morning brain, or lack thereof.

Monday, February 6, 2006

cingular vs verizon

i just can't decide. i've been with cingular forever, but hate their customer service. friends " family use verizon, so i'm tempted to switch over...but they have ugly phones. if i was ok with flippyphones, it'd be easier...but i'm just not. i need a "candy bar" phone. hee. also, it seems like a lot of work to switch networks.

let me know if you have an opinion. everything's conflicting online.

school…a neverending topic

i just discovered that SJSU offers two-week classes abroad that count towards my MBA. that freaking rules. this summer i could be hittin' up france " belgium, but my budget asks to wait a year or two. oh, and vacation time.

levesque was the first to open my eyes to these opportunities. she just got back from two weeks in london. if i'm gonna do school, i best do it right.

Friday, February 3, 2006


i went golfing before work this morning with my dad. i learned that no matter how bad you suck at the driving range, you may be ok out on the course. i don't think it took me more than 6 shots to get in any of the 9 holes, and i had a couple 4's. it's mostly a par 3, but that ain't bad for a beginner.

of course, i'm one of those players who's scared to use her woods. my 5 iron was a-ok.

Thursday, February 2, 2006


is it better to show up late to a meeting with more than 20 people, or just not go at all?

this morning i was 5 minutes late to our all-hands meeting, so i decided to take my time " make it 20. when i walked in, everyone turned " looked, so i didn't really blend in. i then thought that no one would have realized i wasn't there if i hadn't drawn their attention to it...but i dunno. maybe it just depends on if i learn something while there, or not. that makes it worth it.

really, it's best to be on time. i'm sensing a trend in my scheduling lately...

i could not handle this


spiders are super creepy.

Wednesday, February 1, 2006



So far I have a bday pot luck lunch this Friday, a bday lunch next Thursday, a surprise trip somewhere next weekend, a tournament to coach on my bday, karaoke in two Fridays, a ski trip to Tahoe at the end of the month...and I'm sure there's more to come!

I love February.

Oh...and at least three people have already wished me a Happy Birthday Month. I used to look forward to February 12...now it starts February 1! The bday month idea is genius.