Tuesday, October 23, 2007


the costco pack of kleenex has been in my trunk for a few days now...and i'd prefer it be in the apartment.  however, i told brooke yesterday that if Pitter gets the sniffles, she's got it covered.  i'm not normal, but i love my car.

(this may be an effort to make up for the number of times i've talked about getting a new car while driving her around...she's listening and i need to be more careful)

Monday, October 22, 2007

gambling can be fun

i spent last weekend in tahoe...at a seedy casino...with great friends. it was tons of fun. and i only lost about $40. i spent about an hour at the blackjack table and it was fantastically great! earlier in the weekend i turned a couple pennies into $50 at a slot machine. (actually yak did, but i was sitting in the chair)

i'm not a true gambler.  i can't do more than $40 for a few hours or it's not worth it.  and i'm ok with this.

yay, tahoe! can't wait for ghouly's bday and some skiing!

Friday, October 19, 2007


i feel guilty every time i pass someone in the hall at new job and they say, "hi kristie!"  i only know a few actual names of people...but i met 180 while they just met 1!  it's not fair!

perhaps i'll print out our employee pictures and start memorizing.


i've decided to try to wear socks that don't match my outfit as often as possible. i've had this idea for a while...i've practiced it a few times...but with the new job, it's just easy to do. i've been lookin' all "professional" every day, so it's nice to throw in a splash of personality that isn't obvious. and fun socks still rule (apparently i've been collecting them for 2 1/2 years).

yesterday i wore pink argyle with my silver & black outfit. who knows what i'll come up with today.

happy friday!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

gym dilemma

do i rejoin the gym that a few of my friends belong to, even though it doesn't have a convenient location? it's $5/month.

or do i join the gym that's right next to work in hopes that i get there before work some days?  it's wicked, wicked nice...but $50/month.  if i knew i'd actually go, this wouldn't be a question...can anyone see into the future?

Tuesday, October 16, 2007



this is our new tivo remote...flames!  it's awesome!

and this is the gun i run with...i figure it may protect me a little some day.

Monday, October 15, 2007

happy birthday, yak!

yay, bowling!
yay, video games!
yay, drinks!

(it was fun...i didn't post this...mybad...tahoe, here we come!)


he's great...these are funny videos and yak wants to move to germany.

Friday, October 12, 2007


1. Who was your first prom date?
** Jarrod...um...um...can't remember his last name...Conder
2. Do you still talk to your first love?
**Nope.  I keep in touch with his mom, though.
3. What was your first alcoholic drink?
** Sex on the Beach...21st bday
4. What was your first job?
** clerk at a country knick-knack shop
5. What was your first car?
** ahhh, my red Ford Tempo.  it was an eighty-somethin'
6. Who was the first person you texted today?
** Robyn...going to santa cruz?
7. Who is the first person you thought of this morning?
**Pitter Patter...wait, that's my car.
8. Who was your first grade teacher?
** Ms Hautala
9. Where did you go on your first ride on an airplane?
** Ocean City, Maryland.
10. When you snuck out of your house for the first time, who was it with?
** i don't think i ever did
11. Who was your FIRST best friend and are you still friends with them?
** Shannon, I think.  She's still awesome!
12. Where was your first sleep over ?
** no idea - some girl scout's house, i'm sure
13. Who was the first person you talked to this morning?
** PFunk
14. Whose wedding were you in the first time?
** sister Jacque...i was 12
15. What is the first thing you do in the morning?
** i try to run, but usually just hit snooze 10 times
16. What was the first concert you ever went to?
** Johnny Cash
17. First tattoo or piercing?
** ear piercing...i think i was 12
18. First foreign country you went to?
** hahahaha...Canada.  it was 15 miles by water. Wait...is that foreign?
19. Who was your first kiss?
** Jimmy Herberg.  i was 12 and i was trying to make Mike Johnson jealous.
20. first detention?
** i don't think so...have you seen my halo?
21. What is the first non-cheap gift you ever recieved from a bf/g?
** Johnny bought me a bracelet my senior year of HS.
22. Who was the first person to break your heart?
** Ryan Stafne
23. Who was your first roommate?
** Jennifer Peters.  She's classic...and has disappeared.
24. Who will be the first to repost this?
** sandra?
25. Who was the first guy you talked to today?
** PFunk (yay!)
26. Who was the first girl you talked to today?
** Brooke (at midnight...yay!)\

this was stolen from myspace

Thursday, October 11, 2007

the real reason i left…

old company sent a card to all employees about educating the community on online safey.  in the bullet on blogging, it says: 

"Never disclose private information or post photos that can be traced back to you. Consider that the information you put on your blog will be viewable to potential shools, employers, even people you might date."

Comment from Anonymous Friend:  Basically, XXXX is telling you that you break all the rules... and you should take your blog down. Is that the real reason you left the company?

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

inspiration is lacking, but McD’s saves the day

new job is impeding my ability to blog.  rough.

this almost feels like heresy, but the other night i had a dissatisfying meal at McD's.  i thought i liked chicken nuggets again, so i ordered some up.  you see, when i was but a child, i got sick off of the golden nugget and was traumatized for "life".  i didn't eat them for years and years...but got over it a while back.  however, after that meal, i'm back to hating them - even though they're "all white meat."  they were crunchy and dry and nasty.  never again, i say.

the hot fudge sundae was AWESOME, however.  McD's remains my fav fast food chain.

Monday, October 8, 2007

sitting still

i had class from 9-6 both saturday and sunday this past weekend.  i did ok saturday, but around 3pm on sunday i thought i might pass out from antsy-ness (made up a word).  that is just a LONG time to sit still...especially for me.

so i went for an 8.5 mile run last night to wear myself out.  it worked.  and i'm back on track to run a half marathon on nov 11.  you can still donate cash to Team Fox...here.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

another personality deal

Your Five Factor Personality Profile


You have high extroversion.

You are outgoing and engaging, with both strangers and friends.

You truly enjoy being with people and bring energy into any situation.

Enthusiastic and fun, you're the first to say "let's go!"


You have high conscientiousness.

Intelligent and reliable, you tend to succeed in life.

Most things in your life are organized and planned well.

But you borderline on being a total perfectionist.


You have high agreeableness.

You are easy to get along with, and you value harmony highly.

Helpful and generous, you are willing to compromise with almost anyone.

You give people the benefit of the doubt and don't mind giving someone a second chance.


You have low neuroticism.

You are very emotionally stable and mentally together.

Only the greatest setbacks upset you, and you bounce back quickly.

Overall, you are typically calm and relaxed - making others feel secure.

Openness to experience:

Your openness to new experiences is medium.

You are generally broad minded when it come to new things.

But if something crosses a moral line, there's no way you'll approve of it.

You are suspicious of anything too wacky, though you do still consider creativity a virtue.