Wednesday, August 30, 2006

lugguage update...

OMG! My lugguage was finally delivered to the hotel at 8:45 pm last night. But, the hotel did not bother to tell me this. I had to call the front desk at 9:15 pm to ask if they had received my lugguage yet. Their reply was, "Yes, it has been here for half an hour. We called your room but you did not answer". Wrong! I was in my room the entire night. Needless to say, I am grateful that I have my clothes back and New York should be grateful, too!

***Side note***
It is 11:45 am on Wednesday and I am actually getting some work done today. The software and the DLL's are starting to cooperate and work like they are suppose to. Hurray! ;-)reportwriter

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Do you know where my lugguage is?

It is 8:15 pm on Tuesday night and I still don't have my lugguage. The voice on the phone said that my lugguage was located at around 12:30 pm today. Delivery would be within the next six hours. Well, I am here to tell you that the voice on the phone is WRONG! Urrgggg! reportwriter

Monday, August 28, 2006

I survived CowTown Jamborama but...

I barely survived getting to New York today. Both flights were delayed due to the rain, there was an ungodly awful smell on the second leg of my flight that lasted the entire 2.5 hours on the plane, my lugguage is missing, the hotel room was a cool 55 degrees and I had to call the front desk for the T.V. remote. I hope tomorrow goes a lot better or this is going to be a long week. Think good thoughts for me, eh? :-)reportwriter

Sunday, August 20, 2006

the need for speed...

My youngest son got a new 'used' car last week. A black Chevy, 2-door, Cavalier LS Sport, 5-speed with a sunroof. Knowing how much I like manual transmission cars, he agreed to let me take it for a drive. So, he and his two buddies come over to show off the new car and promptly gave me the keys. (I am so spoiled!) I backed the car out of the drive and we took off. I decided to take it out where I could really open up the engine and I must say, it drives very nice. I miss driving a stick. All the power underneath you, just waiting to be released! WOW! Anyway, we stopped to eat dinner and on the way back home, I drove down Miracle Hills towards 114th & Dodge. The light turns green and as I am turning to go east on Dodge, I made the tires squeal. All three of them just bust out laughing, they didn't think I could do it! I opened the engine up again and it was so smooth, what a ride! I pulled back into the drive and thanked them for letting me scare them. It was a most enjoyable evening.

p.s. Later on, my son called to tell me that one of his friends thinks I am cute. *heavy sigh* ;-) reportwriter

Saturday, August 19, 2006

What have you done with my daughter....

So, I went to dinner with mom last night. The conversation is going great, getting caught up on everything that has happened for the last couple of weeks. I admit, that I haven't had much time for her lately. She is retired and has a lot of time on her hands and is always wondering where I am and what I am doing. So, I filled her in on most stuff, don't want to give away everything. There are some things that you just don't share with your mother. Anyway...I was letting her know about the upcoming weekend of CowTown Jamborama and then my subsequent trip to New York, again. I explained all of the fun that I am having and how much I am learning and that I am having the time of my life. You would have to know me better to appreciate this, but she justed looked at me and replied...."What have you done with my daughter?". The look on her face was priceless. I started laughing and said that I am the new and improved version, don't you recognize me? Keeping people off balance is a wonderful thing, wouldn't you agree?

I am enjoying life and it feels so great be to alive!!!!! :)reportwriter

Monday, August 14, 2006

Changing roles in dancing...

I attended the 'How to be an Excellent Lead / Follow w/ Lindsay & Billy' dance class tonight. Changing from a follower to a leader in dancing is not as easy as it looks. I have so much to learn. ;-)reportwriter

Thursday, August 10, 2006

56th & Third Avenue

The atmosphere on Third Avenue is completely different from Lexington, Park Avenue and Madison Avenue. The buildings are even designed differently. I went to a little irish pub called the Pig & Whistle for dinner. Great little pub and the food was fabulous.

Coming home:
Because of the recent news overseas, there is a panic on getting to the airport tomorrow. I had to reserve a car to drive me to the airport, in advance, because there is no guarantee that I will get there on time via a taxi cab. This little adventure is costing me $84. What is up with these people overseas?!?! Can't they just all get along?!?!?

Anyway...I got a lot accomplished here in NY and I am so looking forward to coming home. See you tomorrow night at JNO. ;-)reportwriter

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Time Square

I decided to take a break from work and spend some time enjoying New York. The weather was perfect for taking a walk so I walked down to 42nd street and Time Square this evening. What a wonderful blend of organized chaos! I love it. People walking everywhere, talking to each other or talking on their cell phones. The traffic never stops and the buildings are so beautiful. I love the architecture of each building. I took lots of pictures with my cell phone. What a wonderful toy, that cell phone. I stopped to eat dinner at Applebee's on 42nd Street between 7th and 8th street. (I know, you are probably thinking, why Applebees? It was in a great location and I was hungry) I had a great view from the second floor where I could take pictures of the building across the street. After dinner, I walked down Time Square and took more pictures and really enjoyed watching people. I then walked by the Rockerfeller Center and took pictures there too. I will learn how to get these pictures ouf of my cell phone as soon as I get back. I promise. :)reportwriter

Monday, August 07, 2006

New York, day one

Okay, I made to New York. Just barely. Lets just say that I wouldn't recommend flying ATA anytime soon. First my flight was delayed getting out of Omaha and then I had to fight my way onto my connecting flight at Midway. There was lots of profanity being thrown about by someone that needed the connecting flight just as bad as I did and she let them know in no uncertain terms that it was unacceptable to make us wait until the next day to get a flight out of Chicago. I personally have never experienced flight delays of this kind and I was quite shocked at the verbal display of disgust that this woman laid on these people. Needless to say, I made it here only to find out that I was lucky to get a room even though I booked my reservation on line days earlier. What a mess. I love it. By the way, I got to take a walk through Central Park. ;-)reportwriter

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Lindy Bomb at Maggie Moo's

I really enjoyed my first Lindy Bomb and getting dance with all of my friends. The highlight of the evening was dancing with Joe, a toddler who was absolutely fascinated by watching everyone dance. I asked him to dance and he said yes. Not knowning how to dance, he let me lead. He did alright for a little guy. I am looking forward to the next Lindy Bomb. ;-)reportwriter

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Gentle rain on the window

I woke up to hear the sound of rain gently tapping on my window very early this morning. I love to hear the sound of rain gently falling to the ground. It is very peaceful and relaxing. I actually fell back to sleep. What is happening to me? I never do that. Once I am up, it is all over, there is no going back to sleep. ;-)reportwriter

Friday, August 04, 2006

Crash and burn

I did something this week that I have not done in over ten years. I drank a 20 oz bottle of Mountain Dew. Yes, I kid you not. For those of you who might know me, this is big. For those of you who don't know me, this is big. I am hyper enough as it is and adding fuel to the fire does not produce good results. It makes me worse.

I gave up drinking soda for Lent two years ago but I needed one this week so I went for the most powerful drink that I could handle and I took the plunge. It was great! But, with this wonderful, delightful, oral sensation of being naughty comes the bad side....crashing. And this is what happened to me today. I crashed at work so hard that I left early to come home and take nap. A two and half hour nap to be exact. I have effectively recharged my batteries and I am ready to go.

Note to self: If I ever do this again, wait for the weekend. Then I can drink all the caffeine that I want and crash at home. :)reportwriter

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