Friday, January 30, 2009

doin' it for dad

Me: I'd like to help with your wellness plan dad...what's the hardest thing for you to give up? I'll give it up, too.


what did i do?!?!?!? i'm so glad i had a donut yesterday.


For the first year EVAR, I’m not ready for my birthday month to be here. 31 is scarier than any age before, and as Espi pointed out, people will know I’m not lying about my age. When you’re 29 or 30, people question it. When I say 31, there will be no questions (besides the, ‘I thought you were 22!’ exclamations).

It’s cool, I know. I love my birthday month…and I always will…and there ain’t nothin’ wrong with getting older…but I’m gonna head to Tahoe after the tournament this weekend to get away and get prepared. A day on the slopes for me. Yay, Kristie-day!

losing things

You know how when you lose one thing, you’re not surprised when you lose another shortly after? (if this doesn’t make sense, just nod and smile) Last week I lost my check card – I knew it was either at my office somewhere or at espi’s house – so I gave it a couple days before canceling it. Of course, I got a call ten hours after I cancelled it to let me know it’d been found. I’m still waiting for that stinkin’ replacement card to show up (I realized that I spend less money without it, tho)

So this morning I realized I didn’t have my ipod at my desk. Nor my headphones. SUSPICIOUS! I told a couple people, dug around my desk, and decided it was gone. Ya know, I’m losing things these days…and it didn’t make sense that it would be anywhere else. My headphones are always by my computer so I can rock out to This afternoon I told the Facilities guy about it, assumed we couldn’t do anything about it because I had left it out in the open for everybody to take, and continued on my way. He came to my desk a few minutes later and said, "i was walking away from our convo and thought, good customer service would go help her look. now, think like a woman...” So we scoured my desk area…finally, he asked if I’d had a jacket on, or anything…I looked at my fleecy jacket…checked both pockets, and there it was. I said, “Thanks for your help, Facilities Guy! I’m glad you decided to think like a woman."

Stupid ipod. Stupid me putting it in my jacket pocket and forgetting…and then not looking there when I thought it was gone. Oy vey.

All friends have been alerted that it’s found. I have an ipod, but don’t get to buy a new one. I guess that money should be spent elsewhere!

Thursday, January 29, 2009


Your 80s Song is "Walk Like an Egyptian"

If you were transported back to the 80s, your life would be all about having fun.

You love the wackiness that the 80s represented. Everything back then seemed a lot more colorful!

You'd peg your jeans, get a "totally tubular" hair cut, and even wear one sequined glove.

You would skateboard, play Pac-Man, and hang out at the mall. And of course, you would walk like an egyptian.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

happy birthday, older bro!

Older Bro & Mom couldn't decide on his age last weekend...he just emailed me: You think you are getting old when the woman that gave birth to you is not sure of your age. You know you are getting older when you almost believe her!

My family cracks me up.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

forget bon jovi...

...i want NKOTB for my birthday!

someone, anyone, please? it's selling out fast. :-)

wanna go for a drink?

apparently i need to wear hooker boots to get a drink that's on fire...seems worth it.
(thanks for the forward, roommate!)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


it seems i'm a goal-oriented person...who procrastinates (when possible). i'm way excited to be finished with my mba (my last huge goal) - and i managed to put off finding a new goal for a few months (as i had hoped to do)...but with a slight change in life, i signed up for a full marathon. silly, stupid, crazy, but i'm pretty sure i can do it, so why not? i ran two half marathons last year, so why not do a full? the ironic part is that i was very adamant against running a full marathon last year. i'm pretty positive that i said i would NEVER do a marathon. funny how life changes things.

anyway, goals. i like 'em. i like to work towards something. doesn't seem all that abnormal...

(so, jj, it's cool that you said you'd never run more than 19 miles. we can do 26.2)

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Train of thought…

Sometimes my train of thought amazes me. On my run this morning, I noticed the “earliest residents of San Jose walked over this spot” monument in the sidewalk. I think it’s funny that that exact spot is marked, but figure it’s cool to think about. Long ago, some peeps strolled through this area and thought it was great. Then I wondered who was living there before…if anyone…I assume there were people, though. Which made me think of the Pilgrims and how they found the Native Americans…I mean, who gave the pilgrims the right to claim the land? Just ‘cause they came from other “claimed land?” Is that enough? I guess so. “Civilized” takes over “uncivilized” all the time…but how come the Native Americans weren’t as “civilized” as the Pilgrims? Why hadn’t they developed guns and other stuff? I guess living off the land was enough… But why have some of us developed so much compared to other areas (US vs mid-Africa, for example)? What do we have that they don’t? Money, I suppose…and power…but how the heck did we get it? Why are we so special? Thanks to my ancestors, I guess…somehow they jumped on this train. Am I thankful, though? I have so much useless crap that I think I need…

And that’s what I thought about during part of my run this morn.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

stupid numbers

Esperanza: until 1999
Esperanza: how old were we then?
kristieh: 19?
kristieh: (i hate numbers)
Esperanza: 21
kristieh: hahahahaha
Esperanza Santa Cruz: i took out the calculator!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


it's coming! soon! yay!

gift idea - here!

32 days to roommate's bday
36 days to MY BIRTHDAY
66 days to LercherVEGASH!

Thursday, January 1, 2009


ideas i'm throwin' around for this year...
- learn to use the George Foreman grill
- run a marathon (july 26th, san francisco)
- eat less, work out more
- spend less, save more
- learn to play tennis
- suggestions?