Sunday, May 31, 2009
I was pretty nervous about how my birthday was going to go down this year. Amazingly and thanks to Alex's birthday gift to me I am spending my birthday with two of my favorite people: Stephanie and Kendal.
Last night we hit up a sports bar and discovered the SOS- which we had 4 of. And $2 Margaritas, $5 pictures and what happens when you are with three navy boys who love Jack and Coke.
Naturally last nights events have hindered today's events. We are running a bit behind but have every intention to go wine tasting in St. Augustine before Kendal and I have to catch our flights back to our respective locations. (ugh). So dreading work tomorrow morning.
I will write a detailed blog about my trip later this week, but right now I am going to eat a birthday breakfast!
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
I love how it turned out!
(ps. a note for the co inhabitants of the world: Don't put up your own artwork without consulting your boyfriend....breeds animosity.)
Now to take care of that lamp. I am thinking a new shade and some silver spray paint are going to be my best friend.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Wish Number 4:
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
I think I have some catching up to do. You can check her wishes out here.
Wish Number Duex: A Blender....I know how practical! But I am thinking how delicious smoothies would be in summer time. However lets all remember Father of the Bride for a moment.
3 days: Meeting baby Adrienne (my bosses baby girl)
14 days: Florida Vacation to visit Stephanie and Kendal will be there too!!!
18 days: My 23rd Birthday (eek! Oldness)
24 days: The scheduled arrival of my niece/nephew
26 days: The scheduled arrival of baby Hunter (our friends Dave and Kym's baby), and the return of my boss to work (yay for her being back) (boo for back to pt)
I am so excited for the next few weeks. Not only do I get to see two great friends and celebrate my birthday with them! I am going to be an Auntie (lifelong dream)!! So much anticipation!!
The relationship between CFOs and HR
Bridging the generation gap
How to avoid a lawsuit
I also had a chance to do some networking and met a great woman who kind of took me under her wing for the day and even hooked me up with a great listserv for DC HR area professionals.
There was a tradeshow too, which meant tons of free pens. ( I even scored one of those ones that has the post-it notes in it). I picked up a few highlighters, some chewing gum, notepads, a new bag, and best of all!!!!......I won a Starbucks gift card as a door prize.
It was a great experience and I hope my company will let me go to more events like these because I learned more than I think I ever got out of a college class!
Friday, May 8, 2009
Hopefully Brooke's Party will be better tomorrow
I did have a mid-week adventure with Ben. We went to the Korean something something house that was hosting an exhibit on this island that has been fought over by Korea and Japan for ages. It was a neat evening event that involved some tasty free food.
I have been absolutely exhausted this week. Zero energy to do anything after work but watch TV and go to bed! Hopefully I will find some energy since I hate doing the 9-6 gig and then sleeping the rest of the time!
I have had some interesting job issues come up...next week should be interesting.
Counting down the days until FLORIDA and some of my ADPis!!!!
Sunday, May 3, 2009
The BHS crew consisted of myself, Erin, Sara, Laura (who was visiting Sara), Neal, Peter, and Alex (not a BHSer). After dinner we headed to McFaddens...or shall we call Delta Gamma Beta, or some other random greek letters. The feeling was that of a large overrun frat party. But who am I to complain about a place that has $2 Miller Lite all night on Fridays! In summary, there was some moments on girls on a bar, a future ex-wife for peter, and a drunk skanky freshman that Alex and I later saw at the metro and lots of shots.
The only thing missing from the night....the flickering lights for when the cops came and crashed the party.
But I am very excited to have some people to hang out with from high school.
Saturday, May 2, 2009
First off, Alex and I had decided to meet up for lunch at check out an Indian restaurant close to my office near DuPont. When I met Alex at a corner he was carrying a very spring festive bag. He told me he had gotten me something. I was thinking maybe some chocolate or a rice krispy treat, and wrapped up fancy. Well we got to lunch and he had me open the bag. Under the layers of really pretty spring colored tissue paper I found a folded up piece of paper. I opened the paper and saw an airline itinerary for the weekend of my birthday to Jacksonville Florida. I almost started crying in the restaurant. I had been really wanting to go to FL to visit Stephanie and Kendal was planning on being down there for the same weekend. I thought it would be a wonderful way to celebrate my 23rd birthday. Naturally my budget was just too tight to really consider the plane ticket since I feel like I need to be putting my money towards loans and bills. So needless to say, it was a wonderful early birthday present that made my week/month.
After lunch I treated myself to a 24 Karrot cupcake from hello cupcake and a chai. I was pretty burnt out from the week (this full time schedule is tough!) and wasn't having a lot of luck motivating myself. (Side note: I made my first hire though which was thrilling and really makes me think I want to try my hand at recruiting once the economy turns around). But then news got around the office that there was an elephant across the street at The Mayflower which is a very old, historical hotel here in DC. I couldn't resist so I headed outside to see the commotion.
Sure enough, there was an elephant. A couple was getting married and had planned a traditional Indian ceremony which included the groom riding around the block in DC on an elephant. Some people from work and myself stood around and watch the procession which was quite a show! Let's just say I never expected to see an elephant strolling down the streets of the nations capital! This happened about a year ago, you can read the story from that to get an idea of what I saw!