Friday, June 30, 2006

"It's like a cross between New York and Epcot..."

A few things I learned about Boston during a recent visit to Massachusetts - interesting to me since I went to school in that area for over four years!

1. There are cows grazing in the city!
2. The oldest continuously operating tavern in America is found there - the Bell-in-Hand.
3. The Omni Parker House is our country's longest continuously operating hotel.
4. The State Desert of Massachusetts is said to have been perfected at the hotel above, and Parker House rolls originated there, too!
5. There is a restaurant in Feneuil Hall where waitstaff tie helium balloons to long hair (but only if it's your birthday or a special occasion) - it is quite the sight!

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Happy June Fourteenth!

Happy Belated Flag Day to you all!

Besides having to work and worrying about a meeting (see previous posts), it was a good day. Matt took me out to a delicious dinner after which we played mini-golf next door, and then found this cool Italian Ice Cream place to have dessert... yummy!

He gave me a cool gift, too - a digital camera! :) Now I will be able to be more prolific in posting pictures! Woo hoo! And that will start after this weekend - I think I might be able to find myself a good photo subject where I'm headed....

The thing

Had a meeting yesterday about the thing. It went well. Really, it was mostly just a follow-up to what I had done, making sure that everyone understands everything. I think they understand me... and I already knew their issues ahead of time.

So I guess it wasn't as big a deal as I thought it could be.

Isn't that usually the way?

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

previous post

Ok, so the thing I was alluding to in the previous post? Got a call about it today. Meeting about it tomorrow. Still have no idea of the outcome, but the meeting scheduled is intimidating me.

Trying. Not. To. Freak. Out. And. Worry.

Details soon...

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Do you ever?

Do you ever wonder what will be the result of an action?

Will it be fine?
Will it become a pain in the neck?
Will it be detrimental to your wants/needs/cause?
Will it be a good thing?
Will there be no reaction?

Sometimes you know the reaction of something that you do. Sometimes it could have either a good or bad outcome, quite black-and-white. And sometimes? You don't know. It's a wild card.


Monday, June 05, 2006


Such a beautiful picture - she's so cute and snuggly!
She's doing so well and will be home soon, which is fantastic. Hurry home, Catherine!

Sunday, June 04, 2006

extreme dieting(?) and hunting

Yes, it could be seen as "extreme dieting", but I believe it is more like absolute miserableness - I ended up either with an awful 24 hour bug or a bout of food poisoning on Friday and have spent this whole weekend rather miserable and quite weary in the aftermath of completely cleansing out my entire digestive tract. Sure, I've possibly dropped a pound or two, and although I am happy about that and would like to drop some more, this is not the way to go about it. It is nothing but awful.

And the hunting... that would be job hunting and it is just leaving me discouraged in so many ways. Jobs that are available are all way too far away. And as much as that can possibly be a good thing, I am also afraid of it. Change is always so frightening to me, yet in a I-want-to-touch-the-pretty-flickering-flame way. But I will try and see what happens, I guess. It's just been so disheartening, especially in light of there being no prospect of a break this summer if I keep my current job, considering my personal days are gone, I have 1.5 sick days left, and my vacation is two consecutive weeks in October. As much as I would love to quit it this moment, I am not stupid and know the blessing of having a job and health insurance in today's market. So the viscous cycle continues.

...but these are just the musings of a sad and worn girl who has been close to her worst this weekend physically. Maybe I'll feel less blue as I feel better. I hope so.

Science-y and Music-y all at once!

I stumbled on this website and had to laugh. Just dorky and musical enough to be amusing yet educational. And you can buy the CDs! He he!

Friday, June 02, 2006

She's Here!!!

Actually, today she is a week old!

catherine elinor wood
May 26, 2006 at 4:32 am
7 pounds, 2 ounces, 20 inches long

She's decided to be a dramatic baby, popping into Boston for a few days, but now she's back in Beverly and soon will go home with Becky and Peter! What a beautiful little girl - I can't wait to meet her! Hurray for BabyWood!

(you can see lots of pictures of her here.)