Thursday, April 28, 2005

college roomies

my college roomies are coming to town tonight for the weekend!!! i can't wait...rivers lands first, then nicole, and finally stephi! we have got quite the weekend planned. napa, the City, the ocean, Tainted Love, and whatever else comes our way.

Wednesday, April 27, 2005


It is next to impossible to stay hydrated in this state. I ran into the problem when I first moved out here, adjusted " drank a ton of water, and was ok. Lately, I've been lazy about my water " it ain't good. I just can't catch up...
I don't understand it...the ocean is 30 miles away.

Tuesday, April 26, 2005


going out on a sunday night is a rough way to start a week. rougher than i could have imagined...i didn't think i was this old.
ah, well. it was fun to see the Roseville peeps out here for the con.
now, if i could just focus a little bit to get a little work done this week.

Friday, April 22, 2005


at this point in my life, home is wherever my laptop " cell phone are.
i'm housesitting this weekend, and it doesn't feel a whole lot different than being at my house. i've got my laptop plugged in, and my cell phone works great. who needs all that other stuff i have?


Dougie hit his first career grand slam last night.
I miss him.
(the video is of his grand slam today...may not be there tomorrow)

flip-flop friday

it's official. i will wear flipflops every friday from now until "winter."
though my "bright shirt monday's" didn't last long.


I made it all week without coffee. At the most, I had a soda in the afternoon to get me through the day.
However, this morning I had some coffee " my production level just increased dramatically. If I'm going to get this much more work done, just by having a cup of coffee, it's worth it.
Here's to the caffeine gods!

Wednesday, April 20, 2005


i live in the 'hood.
as i got to my block tonight, i drove by two cops all decked out in their "can't shoot me dead" gear with their guns out " pointed at the ground, surrounding a house half a block from home. my roommate knows someone at police dispatch, so i tasked her with finding out what was happening, though i never heard gunshots.
i'll keep you posted.


i just learned the value of "i'll scratch your back, you'll scratch mine." i had an exception i needed processed after a deadline, and they did it for me. mostly because they know i'd do the same.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

the girls i coach

they're so fantastic. we took second again in our tournament on sunday, and they played their hearts out. they've improved a ton in the past few months! we shoulda won, of course, but...

anyway, i just received a request from the team we've lost to twice for a scrimmage. i think it totally rocks that i coach a team that other well-respected teams want to scrimmage.

Friday, April 15, 2005

this morning

I'm sure ya'll will be surprised, but my car acquired an unhealthy stench over the past couple days (enough detail), so I left the windows open a crack last night to air it out. At 5:20 this morning, I woke up to a car alarm going off in my neighborhood. Immediately, I was convinced my car was bein' ripped off. I stealthily walked through the living room to look out the blinds of my front window, all worried I was gonna get shot by the robber. I didn't see anybody, so I flicked the lights a couple times. Still no one. It was then that I realized I don't have a stinkin' car alarm! Ugh.

Thursday, April 14, 2005


Once again, I'm watching SportsCenter to find out what's happening with my Twins. It's wild to me that enough time has past that it's on to the next season...when I moved out here I watched SportsCenter for the same reason. Time flies when you're havin' fun.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

new cd

I finally got Will Smith's new CD tonight, and I am excited. The first few songs I got to listen to are fantastic! Wicked entertaining. The first song I heard was for dude's who can't the second, he made fun of himself for doing movies, fresh prince, old cd's, etc. I love it,and I'm in love with him.


I have gotten quite lazy, and am starting to accept it. In the mornings, my alarm goes off early enough for me to get up " go running or to the gym. Even if I am wide awake when the alarm goes off, I think to myself, "But, Kristie, you're lazy. Why go today when you probably won't go tomorrow? And, really, do you want to put forth that much effort this morning?" These conversations with myself crack me up, and then I go back to sleep.

Sunday, April 10, 2005


I just got back from a great weekend south with my parents. We took off Friday morning and hit the Monterey Bay Aquarium, which is amazing. We then drove down Highway 1 along the coast to San Simeon, a baby little town near the Hearst Castle. First of all, the road was crazy windy, and dad let me drive. Probably to make it more exciting. The cliffs " ocean were absolutely beautiful. I can't imagine a prettier place. I loved it.

After a few hours in the car, we got to San Simeon. The place is a po-dunk town in the middle of nowhere along the coast of California. Hearst Castle is the only thing for miles, but is worth it. Let me start with Friday night, though. Dad checked into our rinkydink hotel, and the guy behind the desk said, "Elvis is in town tonight," with a straight face. Turns out an Elvis impersonator was going to be at the hotel bar next door. It was my parents' 38th anniversary, so I decided to pull it off as my gift to them. They were pretty excited. Plus, not only was Elvis going to be there, but Roy Orbison was, too! My dad's two favorite singers. Around 8:30 we walked over to the bar to get our table...and they put us right up front. It was fantastic. The scenario - the ocean is across the highway, there are quite a few tourists in town, including the Corvette club " several bikers, and all are at this hotel to see Elvis. The bar is decorated in Egyptian stuff, which seemed a bit random. The menu was a mixture of any possible ethnicity, which made it suspicious. Turns out our suspicions were right - the food was terrible. Bar staff was running around like crazy trying to get the stage ready - a crate " towel became a table for Roy " Elvis' water, lights were checked " the mic's were ready. Around 9:15, a "back-up" singer introduced the show. She's in her mid-forties, wearing a slinky black dress, super high heels " bright red hair. Ready to strut her stuff. In the back were a piano player (about 70), a guitar player (mid-twenties, obviously lookin' for any type of work), and an emotionless drummer. First up was Roy. Being as close as we were, I was able to notice his guitar wasn't plugged in, and he was barely hittin' the strings. He had a strong voice, and cracked a few jokes in between songs, so it was enjoyable. Oh! We decided the musicians were mostly for looks, because Roy sang to a karaoke machine. The back-up singer had accompaniments " I'm not sure we could hear the guitar. At one point, I used the restroom " could hear how OFF the keyboard player truly was. Not sure what he was listening to, but it didn't match the karaoke music. Finally, Elvis came on stage. Oh, Elvis. Elvis was a 50 year old dude wearing a white sparkly suit that was WAY too tight for him. He sure enjoyed givin' a show, though. I mean, he was INTO it. He only had one leg that would really move like Elvis did, and I'm not even going to touch what he looked like when he tried to shake his pelvis Elvis-style. Ugh. Of course, Elvis was wearing a scarf like the real Elvis used to - he would wipe his sweat " then toss the scarf to the ladies. Well, our Elvis took to walking around the bar to hand out his scarves. You guessed it - I got one. I was a prime target - mid-twenties chick hangin' with her parents at a bar in San Simeon on a Friday night. He wrapped it around my neck, sang a couple lines " gave me a kiss on the forehead. I was dyin' of laughter, but tried to be polite. Turns out the scarf is a witnessing deal, so I gave him a little more credit - every scarf had a Christian saying on it. To top it off, they had a strobe light set up in front of Elvis so when he got down on one knee, he could pretend he was movin' like Elvis. The facial expressions were PRICELESS. The dude enjoyed what he did. And we, the audience, died laughing. He was hilarious.

Friday night made the trip, but the Hearst Castle was well-worth the drive, and we ended up going further down the coast to Pismo Beach, staying overnight in Morro Bay. It was a pleasant little ocean town with a farmers market, excellent italian food " a little strip of stores to walk around " shop in. It was beautiful.

This morning we got up, walked around Morro Bay a bit, and headed north to San Jose. I miss vacation.

Thursday, April 7, 2005

new vb team

I got to play great volleyball last night! It was my first night with my new coed team, and they're a blast. They're all Asian, so they mumbled in Chinese a lot, but they kept reminding each other to speak English so I could understand. It was pretty funny - though I did mention that they could teach me a thing, or two. :-) Overall, the team has a great time while being competitive. The perfect mix.

Coed out here is 4 guys, 2 girls. Makes it a little more challenging.

I'm just excited to be on a good team. We went 3-1 for the night.

Wednesday, April 6, 2005

minnesota twins

it sure would be cool if someone went to the home opener this weekend " got me one of those schedule magnets " buttons they hand out.

Tuesday, April 5, 2005

mexican food

I am currently eating the BEST burrito in the WORLD for lunch. It came from some rinky-dink little Mexican store with a burrito place in the back. I love that I have access to such quality " real Mexican offense, Minnesota. :-)

Monday, April 4, 2005


i've got a tivo, yet have little to watch when i actually sit down to spend quality time with the tv. i need more shows to record...suggestions?

i did scrubs, but that's only 30 minutes once a week.

Saturday, April 2, 2005

beach boys

you know that song..."i wish they all could be california girls!"
yeah, that's me. :-)


it has been over a year since i completely dyed my hair. i believe it was my last birthday (which would be february '04, of course) that i went dark red...and nothing's been done since then. i did add some lowlights in december, but i don't count that.
i must say, i am proud. wonder if it'll go blonder in the california sun. :-)