1/26/2009 - Monday night. Frank and I were making dinner. We are definitely wearing Monday on our faces. Frank in his running outfit, and I in my office outfit. There's champagne and wine out, as our meal cooked.
Menu: Thai marinated shrimp with home made peanut sauce - contributed by me Green Papaya Salad, spicy - delivered by Todd, created by Melanie Island spiced vegetable kabobs - thanks to Jan Grilled Pineapple - speared by Frank Coconut Rice - steamed by Melanie SPAM sliders - in honor of the Hawaiian palate Island punch with strawberries - mixed by Judith Mango and Coconut sorbet and macaroons - presented by Bob and Iris
This was the night of the inauguration of President Obama. I drove in to work that day. So, when my alarm went off on my phone to take a photo, I grabbed the camera to show what I was doing - DRIVING HOME!
Me embarking from Dad's 08 Altima. He parks it in our garage while he visits. The JEEP gets to live outside for a few days. Dad took me to Borders. I bought "Maui Revealed" in anticipation of my honeymoon.
What a day...1/17/2009...7:15 ish because I missed the exact moment to take a photo. We grilled steaks, roasted potatoes, steamed vegetables, and drank beer. It was a good time. The sewing machine is at the head of the table.
Today, Dad could not find his camera. He searched high and low, even thinking at one point his car had been broken into. As it turns out, he had left it outside of his car in our driveway. The neighbors, whom have never said ONE WORD TO US, found the camera, picked it up, and returned it to us. They thought it was odd it was outside. I hugged her. I didn't even get her name. We're considering what we'll give her tomorrow in exchange for the return of the camera. It's great to know that there are honest people in the world.
Clearly, baked raviolis trumped looking at the camera. Those raviolis enjoyed some time on Dad's Stac Pac jacket, too. He flipped his fork two times so that marinara sauce landed on the almighty green jacket. Thank you, shout it out!
It's been fun to find new ways to capture myself in different situations. I had just put on my jacket and was on my way dowstairs at the Sheraton hotel in Denver. I had to cross this bridge between the hotel buildings. That's me in the reflection of the mirror...
Another shot on the plane. This time I took it of myself, instead of my reflection. The Southwest flight only had 21 other passengers, including my boss. He and I flew for a Mobile Marketing Conference to Denver
7:15ish, 1/8/2008. I was sitting in row 20D on Jet Blue in Long Beach. I flew down to the OC for the day. I attended a funeral for my friend's mother. I think the smile is due to the nice glass of wine I just ingested along with the chicken noodle soup. Liquid dinner...yes.
7:15, 1/9/2009, Beach Chalet Restaurant - dessert! Frank and I split the chocolate cake dessert. I would not go back there again. The service was less than desirable, but was made up by the company I was with.
7:15, 1/10/2009. Frank and I went to see "Gran Torino" while Bob and Iris saw "The Wrestler" in an adjacent theatre at the Metreon. I enjoyed the movie, and will be interested to see how it does at the awards shows this year.
7:15, 1/11/2009. Here I am at home, fresh out of the shower, without make-up, sitting at the computer. As plain as I am, the Golden Globes are playing in the background with very beautifully made-up actors.
Today, 1/7/2009, I had my second dress fitting for my wedding gown. It was a good time. The dress fit through my waist, so it really felt like my dress. The next fitting is on 1/17/09. Mom will be in town, so that will be fun for her to see it