Monday, November 28, 2005
A couple months ago Pam contacted me and said she would like to surprise my dad and grandparents this Thanksgiving by flying Paul and I out their without them knowing about it. We had to leave at on Wednesday the 23rd so we just did not sleep that night since I was up late packing and Paul did not get home until . We hitched a ride on a Super Shuttle and got to the airport early. All I remember from the flight is take off and landing, I slept the rest of the time. Paul got a couple hours of sleep. We drove around downtown
Then we headed out for our two-hour drive. Paul drove the first 40 miles or so but was so tired from lack of sleep. Since I slept on the plane, I took over. When we were about 45 minutes from my aunt and uncle's Bed and Breakfast it started snowing on us. I was excited about it; Paul thought it was a bit cold.
We finally got there around on Wednesday night. Pam met us in the parking lot and said everyone was in the sitting room. Paul and Cindy (my aunt and uncle) met us at the door and started showing us around as if we were just a couple who showed up to stay there for the weekend. When we got to the sitting room my dad and grandma were in there my grandpa was in the adjoining room working on a puzzle. It took my dad a minute to figure out what was happening. He sort of went into shock he just could not believe his eyes; he started to tear up a little bit. Then my grandpa stood up and waited his turn for a hug. It took grandma a few minutes to figure it out because she did not pay us attention when we walked in because she figured that it was just the couple that Paul and Cindy were expecting. She started crying and hugging everyone. Grandpa kept telling me but you wrote us a letter and said for us to have a good time, you did not tell us you were coming! It was really cute.
Then we got to sit down to a homemade dinner, everything from scratch. It was so good, except they seem to like to put mushrooms in things and Paul and I do not like mushrooms, we just did our best to pick them out. The rest of the night, we just chatted a little bit and we went to bed early since we had been up for over a day.
Sunday, November 27, 2005
Saturday, November 19, 2005
and Walk the Line.
We had a lot more fun today execpt Pauls work would not stop calling in the middle of the movies. One of the employee's decided to call out for the entire week of Thanksgiving which is very suspect at the moment. Cyndi enjoyed both movies and thinks both should be up for Oscar's. Paul can write reviews later if he finds some time. After the movies we had dinner with the family at Souplantation which is one of our favorite places to eat. Overall the day was better than yesterday but was still not an entire day of fun because of all the stress the calls from work put on Paul.
Friday, November 18, 2005
Saturday, November 05, 2005
Friday, November 04, 2005
Thursday, November 03, 2005
Here is the set list:
City Of Blinding Lights
Vertigo / Rockaway Beach (snippet)
I Will Follow
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For / Exodus (snippet) / Could You Be Loved (snippet) / In A Little While (snippet)
Beautiful Day / Many Rivers To Cross (snippet)
Miracle Drug, Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own / Torna A Surriento (snippet)
Love And Peace Or Else
Sunday Bloody Sunday / Rock The Casbah (snippet)
Bullet The Blue Sky / When Johnny Comes Marching Home (snippet) / The Hands That Built America (snippet) Miss Sarajevo
Pride (In The Name Of Love)
Where The Streets Have No Name
Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
With Or Without You / Love Will Tear Us Apart (snippet)
All Because Of You
Bad / People Have The Power (snippet)
The only thing I wish that they had closed with Yahweh, 40
Other than that I really loved the show.
Tuesday, November 01, 2005
It seems like things are settling down a bit at work. We're down several staff, but I put together a schedule that seems to work ok with everyones school schedules and family committments. We made offers to 2 people at a recent job fair, but one of them turned it down and the other has so many points on his record that we might not be able to hire him because he won't be covered by the company auto insurance.
I took the probation test for Orange County this weekend. If I make it, it'll be a big pay raise for me and a lot more opportunity for growth. It's a 6-12 month process to get in. Last time I went the whole year and only got through half of the steps before my application expired and I had to start over. Right now they're all on forced 6th and 7th days of overtime and they're opening a new campus in Orange that will need 100+ new staff in January so they're trying to speed up the process a bit. It's all very time consuming and want to contact pretty much anyone I've ever met for my background check. If you're reading this, don't be surprised if a questionaire about me shows up in your mail one day.
I really don't feel like going to work today. At least after my shift is done tonight, I'll have an easy shift full of meetings tomorrow morning and then it's off to see U2 at Staples Center tomorrow night. Woohoo!
My fantasy football team is doing good this year. Last year I went 3-14 and was the doormat during my first year in the league. I'm 5-3 right now and just took out the only undefeated team this week even with my best players out on bye weeks or injuries. A bunch of us from the league got together for lunch yesterday so I felt like king for a day...or an hour at least.