Thursday, August 31, 2006

I just booked... flight for December!!!! I'm going to the Philippines, Japan and Hong Kong! My cousin is getting married in the Philippines...then off to Hong Kong to visit some more family...then finally Japan, to visit some friends and shopping!!!

Whoo hoo! I'm so excited...only 97 days until departure!!!

Sunny Day!

Finally a sunny day! It looks gorgeous outside and the temperature is perfect! Awesome! My day went by really quickly was quite a change of pace =)

Here is my photo of the day (courtsey of my apprentice sister Caoilfhionn) of some friends from Pennsic 2005!

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Rainy least it's hump day =)

Another rainy was dark when I left the house this morning...and it still is! I have class tonight, so I'm a little anxious about that.

Go to my other blog to see the new pics I posted of some henna that I did at War.

It's days like this that I don't feel like getting out of bed...just snuggling under the covers...preferably with a loved one *g*


As it is, I will make the best of it at work! I hope everyone has a great day!

I leave you today with a group shot taken with my apprentice sisters and Laurel at War *welcome Fygen* that I got off my apprentice sister Caoilfhionn's website.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Chillin' at home...

...sipping on a gin and tonic...yummy. I'm listening to the rain pitter patter on the window and am feeling really good. I'm going to bed very early tonight! I need the sleep and I'll be up late tomorrow 'cause I've got class!

Have a great night!

Here's a pic of me bowling on my birthday...November 2004. What a great time =)

Punny...just thought I'd share...

1. Two antennas met on a roof, fell in love and got married. The ceremony wasn't much, but the reception was excellent.

2. A jumper cable walks into a bar. The bartender says, "I'll serve you, but don't start anything."

3. Two cannibals are eating a clown. One says to the other: "Does this taste funny to you?"

4. An invisible man marries an invisible woman. The kids were nothing to look at either.

5. Deja Moo: The feeling that you've heard this bull before.

6. Two fish swim into a concrete wall. The one turns to the other and says "Dam!"

7. A woman has twins and gives them up for adoption. One of them goes to a family in Egypt and is named "Ahmal." The other goes to a family in Spain; they name him "Juan." Years later, Juan sends a picture of himself to his birth mother. Upon receiving the picture, she tells her husband that she wishes she also had a picture of Ahmal. Her husband responds, "They're twins! If you've seen Juan, you've seen Ahmal."

8. Mahatma Gandhi, as you know, walked barefoot most of the time, which produced an impressive set of calluses on his feet. He also ate very little, which made him rather frail and with his odd diet, he suffered from bad breath. This made him a super calloused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis.

9. I went to buy some camouflage trousers the other day but I couldn't find any.

10. And finally, there was the person who sent ten different puns to his friends, with the hope that at least one of the puns would make them laugh. No pun in ten did.

Rainy Tuesday...

It seems like this weather has been here for a LONG time...I think it started on Friday/Saturday...and I think it will continue into this week.

With any luck, winds will blow it away and the weekend (Long Labor day weekend) will be slamming.

*fingers crossed*

Until then, it's extremely difficult to get out of bed in the morning.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Some pics to share...

I thought I'd share some of my favorite no particular order.

Some friends at our friend Chris' wedding - April 2006

My Laurel and apprentice sisters 2005 (minus Fygen as she just joined us Aug 2006)

Dancin' the night away!

At my friend Millie's wedding - 2005

Eldora 2006

Halloween 2005

Rainy Monday morning...

I'm sitting here...surprisingly awake, which could be attributed to 2 cups of coffee and birthday cake this morning, trying to mentally plan my week.

-start Coronation project
-start scroll
-clean house
-do more laundry

all mixed in are images of reality and fantasy...trying to finish my Pennsic laundry so I can go to the VMA awards with Matthew McConaughey *g* *I wish!*

I was out late last night...movies with a friend...saw Accepted which proved to be very funny...but I got to bed very late...consquently I am exhausted this morning, but I've got caffine and sugar keeping me running. If only, it wasn't so rainy out...I might actually be ok...

...ah well...

Did I mention that I only got one week off from school? I have class this week...Communication Research I, Manufacturing Systems Management and Discrete Event Simulation

Friday, August 25, 2006

Now you know why...

...I'm always an elf when I play AD&D.

Which mythical creature resides in your soul? (11 Results + Pictures)


You are an elf. An elf is like a human but much fairer and pure. Elves are usually tall, with pointed ears, and resemble humans very closely, but elves are usually much more beautiful. Elves are a distant race. They prefer to keep to themselves, because often, many of them feel that their race is superior to humans. Elves symbolize wisdom, prudence, love, and hope. They are very merry and happy. They are forever young and delight in music. They are natural artists as well.
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Thursday, August 24, 2006

Hot library smut

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I'm a...

...part-time detective, part-time psychologist, part-time kindergarten teacher, part-time coach, part-time budget analyst and part-time secretary! My job is so crazy...drama everywhere...

Is it time to go home yet?

today...and yesterday...

WOW...the day is going by pretty quickly! It was a slow start this morning...went out last night and didn't get in until 12:45am *gasp* which is way late when I had to get up at 5am!

But I made it through the morning (2 hour Vice President's meeting) and the QA auditor's questions...and the next thing I was mid-afternoon.

My goal tonight...pack my weekend stuff for faire...clean a little...and go to bed early! Let's see how that works out!

Yesterday I told myself that I was going to take a nap...I was a little tired, but when I got home I was energized...went for a swim at the pool...lounged there for a while...then played on the computer for a bit...then out to play pool with some friends I haven't seen since March! It was nice... for a bit more work...

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Hump Day...

...not like I'll be humping anything *to my dismay* but the week is half over! It's going by pretty quickly considering the LONG weekend (not in a good way, but a tiring way) last week.

Looking forward to the weekend...hoping for another beautiful weekend full of profitable endeavors and fun friends...I get to dish out the little trinkets I bought for friends...and Friday I can give my dad the little knick knacks I got for him. I didn't mean to exclude anyone else (my mom, brother, etc.) it's just the 2 things I saw and got for my dad were perfect...and accidental.

Meanwhile, I had a very enjoyable conversation last night with my cousin Gordie, from the Philippines, that I'll see in December and Jenna! What fun!

ok...back to class...I'm in training today for 1st aid and CPR. back to the grind tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006


I just got some AWESOME pics from new friend via Keith and Kellie =)

Here's a pic of me combing Mike's hair...

...and me loving it *g*


***Please note that the previous pics that I posted are from Laura (Clodagh), my apprentice sister, and Little One***

oh! And the henna I did on Jenna can be found on my other blog!


so far so up a wee bit later than I would have liked, but still managed to make it to work on time. We're short 3 supervisors it's going to be VERY BUSY...which is fine by me as the day will zoom by...

A little sluggish...not sure why when I had a solid 8 hours sleep...


Monday, August 21, 2006

More Pennsic pics...

I had trouble posting these earlier...hope it works now...

Their Highness' Lucan and Yana at Opening Ceremonies with VDK

The whitest Hawaiian and the smallest Samoan =)

I love my friends!!!!

Guess who??? I had to catch up with the list...

You like my ghetto cup? Oh...and here is the other peplos I made...

More Pennsic stuff =)

So here's the recap from my Pennsic...

Wednesday - I get to Pennsic...YEAH!@ My friends Keith and Kellie pick me up from the airport (they love me!) and we chit chat about the past week! Then I go to VDK to check in...I'm suppose to help retain for their Highnesses, Prince Lucan & Princess Yana.

I helped retained for them...was even a lounger on the dais =)...then I hung out with Clodagh and Demi and we did a little shopping at Midnight Madness =) I then went to Shark Pit to meet up with Chuck (I haven't seen him since March), Alaric (again it's been ages) and Ellen, where we hung out with Thorson, Svava, and few others that I haven't seen in a while (Darius, Safia, Angus Bruce, etc.).

Thursday - I hung out at Silverhorde during the day. I did some shopping with Kellie, we saw some cute stuff. I did go back to VDK and do henna for my peeps (Pandora's arms (a pic is on my other blog), D's chest and finger, Demi's chest, Petra & Sorcha). I got to hang out with my peeps at Sivlerhorde, had dinner...YUMMY! That evening, I went back to "home movies" on the big top (they downloaded the movies from the camera and rigged up the projector to the laptop and we saw pictures and movies from the past few days!) Then I went out with the O'Neil girls...CRAZY! I was planning on going to Silverhorde...checking in with them...then heading over to the DeLoundres party (where Erlan and Zack camp) and have some of their mead. It didn't quite work out that way...I ended up trashed in the bog with Sorcha and Petra...we went to the Hoitie toitie party, some pirate parties...a was crazy! I eventually got back to camp at like 3am!

Friday - I had plans to help with the Ladies Night party...when I was in camp in the morning, no one was I told Richard I'd be back around 2pm...went back to VDK where I hung out with Clodagh...chit chatted, etc...took a little nap...then was joined with Pandora and Demi...all while Jacquie restrung my anklet for me! It was relaxing...then I went back to Silverhorde and helped prep for Isabella's Ladies Night. (I got to meet Keith and Kellie's friend Jenna...who is AWESOME =)) That was a lot of work, but it was a good time! The fire eaters were very good...I could have done without seeing Zorak's boxers and the tubby naked knight, but other than was all good! I had prime seats in the VIP lounge =) Chuck came with the VDK boys to pick us up =) It was awesome and I had a great time!

Saturday - was very low key...we cleaned up from the party...I went shopping with Keith, Kellie, Jenna, and Keith's friends Storm and some cute tribal stuff...then we chilled in camp. I said good bye to all my VDK peeps...some of which I will see VERY SOON! (Danni and Tim are getting married in 3 weeks!!!)

Sunday - was a LONG LONG LONG DAY! I was up at an argument...we had to pack up camp...we didn't leave until 3:30pm! Then this was my journey home...

- we left the site at 3:30pm
- Drove for a bit...I napped and I think Luigi napped for 15 min
- got back on the road and stopped for dinner
- ~5:30pm Back on the road...lots of traffic
- we stopped at a rest stop and I took over...
- I drove for 3 + hours and got relieved at 10:30pm (we're still in PA)
- I sleep for a bit and we make 3 stops (I think Luigi napped 2X and gassed up once)...
- I got dropped off at 1am

By the time I unpacked up snacks and took my mead out of my bags...
- I got out of the shower it was 1:41am...

And I was up at 5am...can't wait to go to bed tonight!!!

I'm back!!!

WOW...what can I say. I had a blast at Pennsic. I was glad to get home to hot showers and flush toilets, but I miss everyone already! I got to hang out with friends that I hadn't seen in ages...I'll post some more later...just wanted to share some photos that Laura sent me...I have more from others that I've got to post later =)


me in the peplos I made...

me with D

Group shot before Court

3 of 4 Flueridians...we missed you Eilis!!!

House Circle...Pandora, Alaric and Chuck...I miss them...

Wednesday, August 16, 2006


I'm just now checking the pictures that my friend Kirsten sent me. She had her baby yesterday! Isn't he cute!

We can keep track of him on his blog!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Packing for Pennsic!

So I'm finally done with my paper YEAH! I just had it bound at Staples and Overnight mailed it to my professor. Then my friend, last min, invited me over for dinner right near where I was. Of course I went...and it was nice to catch I just got home about a half hour ago...just finished paying some bills and writing out my Pennsic packing list.

I just posted a few more pics to my other blog. Check them out and let me know what you think of the new designs =)

Pack pack packing...

Doing pretty well...

...considering I got home at 11:30pm last night...went to bed after midnight and was at work at 7:05am this morning. I did really well and make a lot of progress on the paper. I need to read what I've got and make some decisions, but I think I have a good hangle on it and am mailing it today!

On another note, I put a copy of a triabl henna design I did on myself on my karmic henna blog.

Let me know what you think...

Happy Tuesday! *hump day for me since I have a half day tomorrow and I'm off Thursday & Friday for Pennsic =)*

Monday, August 14, 2006

I'm beat...

...I'm just leaving work now...I've written over 20 pages. It looks pretty good. I've been working this the past 5-6 hours straight. I'm starving!!!

I'll let ya know how it goes tomorrow.

*g' night*

One down, one to go...

Hi all,
It's Monday...good news and bad news from the weekend.

The Bad news...

I still have to write my paper. It took me 2 hours to get home yesterday just from the traffic on 87 south! It was ridiculous!!! By the time I got home I was half asleep and couldn't look or look at my paper even if I wanted I went to bed.

So...I got up this morning and finished my Final...and finally mailed it off to my professor.

So...tonight will be a long night as it MUST be done by COB tomorrow so I can mail it out first thing Wednesday morning to my professor.

The Good news...

My final is done and I mailed it to my professor.


I had a fabulous weekend at the Ren Faire =) The weather was gorgeous...I got to see everyone from last year that I've missed...and I made some $$$. Nothing to complain about EXCEPT that my paper isn't done yet.

And that's my fault...I know...

Friday, August 11, 2006

Ren Faire tomorrow!!!

Whoo hoo! The season started at NYRF last week, but because I went to my cousin's wedding I missed opening weekend...but I'll be there tomorrow!!!

I can't wait to see everyone...

*trying to finish my Final and start my paper*

*yes...I said START my paper*

Then it's off to Pennsic =)

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Yesterday & Today...

Yesterday was great! I had a full day at work and it just flew by so quickly. Then I went to a seminar of women's issues that was both enlightening and captivating. I had to then rush off to the closing ceremony of the summer internship program I was mentoring was lovely. All of the interns gave great speeches...and it all came together beautifully! Below is a picture of the interns and some of the mentors along with the program coordinators.

Today...I set up my phone *yeah I caved in and got the Blue Ravr V3* and I love it...I got credit for ring tones I previously purchased just last month...and everything else I got set up. So...I'm happy!

All I have to do now is go home and do my homework...the Final and my paper!

*I'm waiting until it stops raining b/c my umbrella is in the car*

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Pictures from Sean's wedding!

So my dad emailed me a few and I had some on my camera. There were a few really good ones that Aunt Joyce took, but she's not getting back to Florida until sometime in September (travelling Martha's Vineyard & Annapolis).

So...this is Sean and Lexie:

And here is my cousin Leslie (the 2nd bridesmaid from the left):

God works in mysterious ways...

I really truely believe this! Remember I was freaking out that I totally procastinated and I don't know what to do (on one hand) while a part of me is still continuing to do whatever and not worry. Well...I had a breakthrough today about what I was going to write about in my paper and although I didn't write that much...I got a lot of my outline down, found good resources and am feeling good about it.

Well I go bike riding after work with one of my co-workers (great ride BTW...I thought I was going to die at one point b/c I was going up this hill FOREVER and was so tired...but I made it!) home...made some I'm sitting on the computer...opened up my paper...and was going to start (meanwhile I need a shower bad...and am hungry (I made it earlier, but hadn't eaten yet)) and something told me...check your school discussion board. So I look...guess what I found? My paper isn't due until August 17!!!!! So I can finish working on my final first (due Ausgust 14) and chill the rest of today (eat, shower and be happy) without stressing too much!

I wanted to go to bed early tonight since I didn't get to bed until after midnight (when Jackie and Luigi dropped me off after sewing for 4+ hours)

I'm so relieved!!!!

Monday, August 07, 2006

I'm done!

I just finished sewing 2 lovely dresses!!! Jackie was the greatest and really helped me out...putting it all together! They came out great...and they are completely is longer and has extra fringe...the other is a bit shorter but has a lovely trim...Jackie really hooked me up!

When I get a chance...I will try to take some pictures of me wearing my new garb and post them.

Good night!

*still didn't start the paper, but that's what I'll do tomorrow*

Sew what!

So...I think I did incredibly well...and not.

The wedding...was lovely...will write more later once I've gotten some pics to post that my dad and aunt took. I had a great time, danced the night away and watched my brother get drunk!

I'm about to run out the sew at Jackie's house today...yeah me...I'll have some Roman garb soon...

The bad...I've procrastinated beyond belief...and I'll be up late tonight working on it...when I get back from Jackie's.

*in for a long night*

Saturday, August 05, 2006

We made I'm got a question!

It took over 6+ hours...but we made it...and boy did I sleep good! I slept in the car and I went pretty much to sleep once we got here.

Now initially I couldn't fall I decided to call Cingular. Over the past couple of months, my phone kept saying "Insert SIM" if I turned off the phone and turned it back worked ok. In the beginning, it worked for a would be ok for a few days NOW it says that ALL the time! Everytime I look at the phone it isn't working and people are calling me and I can't see that they called. SO...I am looking into upgrading my phone...I called Customer Service and they said I am eligible for an upgraded phone. So now I am between the Motorola L2 (normally $129 and I'd get it for free) or the Motorola Razr V3 (normally $149 and I'd get it for $100). So...what should I get? One's a camera phone, one's's free, one's not...both are bluetooth campatible, world band, etc...

What do you think??

Friday, August 04, 2006

What a great shot....

Happily married for 127 days!

I love you guys!

Day 12...TGIF!!

I'm psyched! It's Friday...I'm not working the weekend, and my cousin is getting married! YEAH!!!!

Other than that...I've got to haul ass and start my paper and final! Due next week! I'm bringing stuff with me next week...I have GOT to get something done!

I hope everyone had a great weekend!!!

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Day 11...

I'm still here! But it's not so is Thursday...and tomorrow I leave for Plattsburg with my parent's for my cousin's wedding.

So last night I was at Queens Theater in the Park! What a great time! My intern, Paul, did a wonderful job and we got to see 2 performances!!

Check out info for the Latino Festival here.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Day 10...

...with a couple of hours off in between. Actually I took a half day of comp today b/c I needed to sleep in.

I actually was at work yesterday until 7:15pm. Then I went to the gym...about an hour and a half. Then went home...checked my home email (I had like 400 emails). Took a shower and went to bed (around midnight). Then I got up at 9:30am...made breakfast and came to work...I got here at 11:05am.

Tonight I'm going to Paul, my intern's, site visit at Queens Theater in the Park for the Latino Festival. It should be fun...I hope that the heat subsides...a little.

Here's to wishful thinking!

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

I'm going to Pennsic!

So because I've been working so many hours over the past few days...I've accumulated enough time to come to Pennsic! I'm landing in Pittsburg on 8/16/07 at 2:30pm! My friend Kelly from Silverhorde is picking me up! I'll be there in time to help retain for Jana & Lucan (if they need me). I'm even going to make Roman garb *gasp*

*yes I'm going to sew*

If you're just stumbling into this you're probably like huh? It's a long story that I can't go into at the moment, but ask me about it and I'll explain...Pennsic that is. persona in the SCA is a Chinese/Mongol...which is great in the spring, fall and winter...not so good in the summer...I usually go Indian (dot not feather *no offense* during the summer). But because of my dual citizenship...I want to dress the part and I'm making roman garb *a peplos, I think* on Monday. My friend Jackie is going to help me out...actually, because I only have 4 yards of each color (I'm going to make 2)it's not going to's going to look more like this..

This picture is from the original series ROME on HBO.

...which I think looks nicer.

Aren't ya proud of me =)

Day 9...

yup...still here, but today I was actually late to work! I woke up at 7AM! I'm suppose to be at work at 7am! I actually walked in the door at 7:45am! But it's been going fast...and I'm trying to see if I have to work late tonight, because I want to go to the gym today! I haven't been in a week (well 2 weeks...I didn't go last week, I went twice the week before). Anyway, I am waiting to hear.

But I told my boss that I am talking 4 hours of comp time tomorrow and I won't be in until 11am tomorrow! I can't wait to sleep in...I think I'll sleep until 9 or 10am...then go to the gym in the morning. Sounds like a plan to me =)

Hope everyone is hanging in there and staying cool.