Thursday, December 23, 2004

Minnesota, or bust!

The time has finally come...I get to go home! I'll be in the Ely area with my fam from 12/23 - 12/31, and Mpls from 12/31 - 1/3. Call my cell at any time, as it works almost everywhere - 408-398-2962.

Lots of love!

Tuesday, December 21, 2004


DANG! It's gonna be cold. I mean, I've talked about how great it'll be to be in Minnesota " have a little winter this year, but...I didn't mean negative temperatures! I'll admit, I'm nervous. I've adjusted quite well to 40 at night " 60 during the day. Pray for me! :-)

Sunday, December 19, 2004


Gas is below $2! I just filled up my tank at $1.99/gallon. That's the lowest I've ever seen it out here, and roommate Connie says it's the lowest in years... Yay for cheap gas! (think i've adjusted?)

life is good

Kids, I can not put into words how great my life is. I love the holiday season 'cause it reminds me to reflect " recognize all I've got. I mean, this year has been unbelievable, and I'm thankful every day, was absolutely fantastic.

This is my Sunday:
1. I woke up without an alarm
2. I went to my wicked cool church with my wicked cool roommate
3. I made myself some lunch " lounged on the couch with Sunday football on
4. I went to the bank " decided to treat myself to a manicure/pedicure
5. I drove through the mountains to Santa Cruz to finish up some Christmas shopping, all the while crankin' my MN church's CD to help me thank God for all I have (my singin' voice doesn't make anybody very happy)
6. I walked along the boardwalk
7. I watched some hotties playing volleyball on the beach
8. I walked along the wharf " picked up some great Christmas presents for family " friends back home
9. I called my boy in Singapore
10. I drove back home through the beautiful mountains
11. I decided to treat Pitter for Christmas, and gave her the luxury bath
12. I'm home relaxin', with plans to get some cleaning " organizing done so I can get to MN on time!

Let me add that it's at least 65 degrees " matter where I go. I wore flipflops all day " was totally fine.

When is this vacation going to end??? I LOVE MY LIFE!

Friday, December 17, 2004

Adjusted to California

I have one party tonight, three tomorrow night " one on Sunday planned for the may say I fit in ok out here.

What a snot I am. All braggin' about my parties...

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Tuesday, December 14, 2004


It is not very exciting to find out your company may be bought out...especially when you're in a G&A role like HR. Symantec has their own dang HR people. However, I'm sure they'll see the bright shining star that is Kristie Hegman " keep me. :-)

Monday, December 13, 2004

Softball Girls Visit!

We had a FANTASTIC weekend seein' the sights, chattin' at the bars and definitely hit exhaustion. It was so good to have another taste of Minnesota, but I felt more like a tourist who was headed back to MN than a local at times. I certainly have my SanFran tour down pat, however. I had those girls running from the moment they landed until their departure.

Friday, December 10, 2004

sand volleyball

VERITAS in Mountain View has a sand volleyball court. Oftentimes, there are men playing over the lunch hour without shirts on. This could be exciting, but I work at a dang software company. Shirtless engineers. Hmph.


In California, the norm seems to be using evite. In Minnesota, it appears people hate it. 74 have still not rsvped to the chili party on the 2nd. Maybe it's me?

Tuesday, December 7, 2004


17 days 'til I fly into Minnesota!!!
You have no idea how excited I am. I remember when the countdown clock was in the 90's.

Monday, December 6, 2004

bein’ a local

As it gets cooler " cooler out here, I'm becoming less " less local. While those around me whine of freezing to death, I'm thoroughly enjoying this mild "winter." I have no control over my reaction every time someone whines...I roll my eyes " laugh. Soon I'll start offending people.
To my defense, this past weekend with Julie was the first time I had to make myself get excited about where I live. The Golden Gate Bridge wasn't all that cool...until I realized I was taking it for granted " adjusted my attitude. It's all about attitude.

Sunday, December 5, 2004

Julie visits!

It was so incredibly great to see Roommate Julie again! Sometimes two people just click " the friendship never stops growing, ya know? We had a great weekend boppin' around the area, seein' all we could possibly see. Ended the weekend running through the freezing cold Pacific, squealing like little girls. I love you, Julie!

Thursday, December 2, 2004


for the second time in three weeks, i am wearing navy blue socks with my black outfit. this is the ultimate in fashion no-no's for me, and upsets me quite a bit. i think i need better lighting in my bedroom, or something...a resolution must be found!

Wednesday, December 1, 2004

Colder than Minnesota!

check out this article. CA people are NOT happy with me.