Monday, September 29, 2008

Loving The New Contacts

Recently I went to the doctor to update my contact and glasses perscription. Turns out they don't need to be updated but I need a new one just to order new contacts. I went to the Visiondirect website to check out my options and discovered that I could order my perscription in these new contacts. I have been wearing the same Acuvue lens types forever....and they have been fine, but I am a dry eyed person and I do spend a fair amount of time in front of the computer so I decided to give these a whirl.

I ordered one box figuring if I didn't like them, I could just get my old standbys instead. Well, they came fast and within days I was giving them a try. They are thicker feeling than my old ones when they are in my hand and on my finger but once I put them in my eye, I can't even feel them and they don't DRY out!!!!

I can wear them late and even for hours on the computer and they never bug me....I am loving them to death and highly recommend giving them a try if you have dry eyes or use a computer a lot (or both).


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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Chase in Miniature

My friend brought this little one in to coffee the other morning...she had just started opening her eyes. I guess she was found all on her own and was given to my friend to take care of...she was doing a great job of it. I had forgotten how little kittens are at first...and her little claws when she tried to hold onto the bottle were just so cute...

I am sure in a few weeks when she is weened off the bottle and potty trained, she'll be up for adoption to some lucky family. I was struck by how much her coloring reminded me of Chase (who I didn't have until she was full grown).


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Saturday, September 27, 2008

ChuckWow Is Back!!!

We went out last night with a few of friends to see a old favorite. ChuckWow was a band when we lived here last time but hasn't been in existence recently due to a departing band member. Now the lead singer/guitarist's son has taken over the drums and their first public appearance was at 7th Heaven last night.

We had a great time...they played some ChuckWow originals and then some of the covers that we all know and love. They might be playing again next weekend in prep for the big Rocktoberfest concert on the 12th but as of right now, they didn't have anything nailed down.

They will be playing early on the 12th due to MC duties but if you can catch them sometime when you have a chance, you won't regret it.


Three Years Ago on In My Words...NW Geocaching

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Meme Time

I really don't post memes on this blog anymore...I save them so I have something to post on Myspace but Chicken did it so I figure, what the heck, right?

1) Who was the last person you gave up on?
Jen-Jen....I tried to stay in touch but I don't think it is ever going to happen.

2) Have you talked to a complete asshole today?
Nope, that was yesterday.

3) Are you comfortable answering all these personal questions?
Perhaps that should have been the first question.

4) Do you think relationships are even worth it?
Yes absolutely.

5) If you could pack up and move, would you?
Nope, I like where I am right now and would like to stay a bit longer if I can swing it.

6) Do your parents really know you?

7) When was the last time you laughed really hard?
Yesterday with J.

8) What are you wearing right now?
A grey tshirt and tan shorts.

9) What are you excited for?
Getting rid of some stuff and getting organized so I can have some time to be creative.

10) Has anyone told you lately that they would always be there for you?
Yes, J and two of my friends.

11) What do you want right now?
Some icecream.

12) Are your parents divorced?
Unfortunately yes.

13) What were you doing at 8 this morning?

Sleeping because J got in late and that caused us both to sleep in.

14) Do you fall for people easily?
Nope, I think I am guarded these days...

15) What is one word that you overuse?
"you should".

16) Who was the last person to text you?

Sanghee I think...

17) What’s your mood?
A bit overwhelmed with some frustration on the side.

18) If you took a drug test, would you pass it?
As long as it wasn't for caffine.

19) Did you enjoy your weekend?
Yes, we ate some good food and saw good friends.

20) Do you regret doing something today? was pretty okay, although I do need to get more done.

21) Are you slowly drifting away from someone?
Sometimes it feels like my friends that aren't here are very far away and I don't like that at all.

22) Last person you told a secret to?


23) What’s irritating you right now?
All the crap I have and the lack of organization.

24) Would you ever forgive someone if they cheated on you?
I don't know if I could ever trust them again so forgiving I might do but I don't think the relationship would work after that since I wouldn't trust them.

25) Tell me what one of your friends is doing.

She is probably getting her kids up for school on the other side of the world from me.

26) Are you stubborn?
Yeah, about certain things.

27) What are you looking forward to?
The sun coming back out, finishing the backyard so we can put the cat out there, and getting organized.

28) Is there anybody you wish you could be with right now?
My family, J and my friends that I am separated from.

29) Are you gonna be home alone tonight?
Most of the night...

30) Who gave you your last compliment?
J...he is always complimenting me...part of why I keep him around I guess....LOL.

31) What is one thing you wish you had?
More time.

33) Do you have a boyfriend/girlfriend?
Uh yeah I'm married. We have been together for 17 years.

Which way did both #32 and #34 go?

Do I care?

35) Do you still talk to the person you fell hardest for?


36) Last movie you saw in theaters, with whom?

I saw Wanted with J.

37) Would you rather go to Tokyo or Paris?
Have been to Tokyo..would love to see a lot of places in Europe.

38) What are you allergic to?
Not much...

39) Has anyone ever complimented your eyes?

40) Are you listening to music right now?

No, but I should be.

41) Who else is in the room with you?

Chase, my cat.

42) In winter, would you rather wear jackets or hoodies?

Both I guess. I wear a jacket to go out and a hoodie when I'm kicking back.

43) Do you wish you were somewhere else right now?
No, I wish other people were HERE with me.

44) How long can you go without your mobile phone?
Days if I was allowed...I am not a big "mobile" phone user but I seem to have to have one these days.

45) What are you doing tomorrow?
Eating lunch with some friends and errands.

46) Ever kissed someone else’s boy/girlfriend?
Yes and I still feel bad about it.

47) Where did you last sleep other than your room?
On the couch.

48) What’s the worst way to say “I love you”?
I honestly don't know.

49) Who was the last person in your room besides family?

Two of our friends that we were giving a house tour to.

50) What is one place you would love to visit?

I think the pyramids would be pretty amazing and out of the box of places I have been.


Three Years Ago on In My Words...Always Maxi

Monday, September 15, 2008

Geocaching News

Looks like I have two new caches within walking distance of my house....I might have to trek out and check them out if the weather allows for it tomorrow.

We aren't getting hit by Sinlaku any longer but it has swung back around from Taiwan and we are continuing to get some weather from it. It is all good though, because regardless of whether it is cloudy and raining, it is still warm outside. We need the rain and a good rain means I don't have to water much...haha.

So we'll see how close these caches are and I might just get to log a few new ones in the next few days...


One Year Ago on In My Words....Loving The Space Bag

Friday, September 12, 2008

Sinlaku Update

For two days now, we have been told this storm is not going to hit fact it is not going to get close enough for us to even worry about gusts....although we are getting some much needed rain from it tonight.

It is still a very strong storm, and we are watching it just in case it decides to change up on us...but for worries.

I am a bit bummed...I was kind of hoping we would get a close storm but it is not in the cards as of right now...too bad for me. I love the storms...all that energy in the air.


Two Years Ago on In My Words...Small Bed Project

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Looks like we have a storm heading our way....should be here this weekend but I am sure we will get some of the weather even before that. I am kind of excited because we haven't had a typhoon all season (our other ones were before the season started and none came very close).

I hope it is not too bad because it can ruin the crops for the sugarcane farmers if it is really strong....we'll keep you posted.


Two Years Ago on In My Words....Back On Track

Tuesday, September 09, 2008


I am sitting in my livingroom working on stuff that has been put off for a few days and watching Of Mice and Men.....bawling my eyes out. The old guy just let the others convince him to let them shoot his dog and it killed me....


One Year Ago on In My Words....We Are On

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Gorgeous Day

Today is absolutely beautiful outside. We have had a week or two of warm muggy days....pending thunderstorms that really don't produce enough rain to water anything, and no wind. It has been hot and humid in all ways that it can be.

Today, it is in the mid-80s so far, and dry as a bone outside. I actually have the window in the office open right now...and it is so nice. I walked down the street to the coffee machine to get a cold one and I couldn't believe how nice it was outside. I might have to open up some other windows in the house once the sun moves off the windows.

Now granted, it is only 10:30am so things could change but I would love it, absolutely love it, if this weather lasted all day....too bad I have a meeting at 6pm or I would be BBQing for sure....


Two Years Ago on In My Words....Tiles

Monday, September 01, 2008

Kitty Land

J and I have decided to fix the deck and pond section of our backyard so that Chase can go outside without getting out of the yard. We are even planning on putting in an area where she can go the bathroom so we don't have to deal with the litterbox in the house anymore...we'll see how it goes.

As of right now, we have put in a door to cover a gap between the two backyards we have, and we have added a few feet to the fence in one spot by wedging in some lattice...I'll take pictures of this later since right now it is raining and I have other things on my plate today to deal with.

Most of that section of our backyard is 10-12 foot high concrete fence so we only really had to work on these two little areas to make it kitty proof. I plan to update her collar tag today just in case she does get out but I am pretty secure that she is pinned in. We have already let her out there several times but since the litterbox is not set up yet, we haven't completely moved her.....I figure we can just see how it goes...

It is funny to see her out there...she seems to love it and when she is walking around it is like we have our own mini lion in a habitat. That entire section of the backyard is framed in glass on the house side so we can see every inch of it from inside the house and it really does feel like we are at the zoo when she is out there checking things out...


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