Thursday, December 31

2009, lets sum up.

I've made everything in neat little subtitles, incase you want to skip around to parts you care about...

Another year, come and gone. My first entry from last year was -

"It's an age-old war. Like the werewolves and the vampires. I think Underworld was actually originally about crocheters and knitters but they thought it would be too controversial so they changed it to vampires and werewolves." - Joss Whedon"

-with a mini paragraph hotlinked about feeling the world slipping out from under me. Its been a rough year. I have my footing back though.

All Quiet on the Job Front,
December graduation was a bit sticky. That's for sure. Not looking a gift horse in the mouth, i have two degrees. I'm proud of them. They will forever hang on my wall, unless swankier degrees replace them. I bounced from unfulfilling job to self righteous indignation, and landed with Ag* in the summer. I liked working there, developing vaccines for biological weapons. I felt important, and rushed. Unfortunately, the FDA & DARPA didn't see them as that important and the funding went away. A month of interviews and resume building and I found myself here. I do like the testing we do, the company is morally and economically sound, and my co workers are amazing. As soon as we pick back up a bit, I'll be fully content. I have a steady pay, accrue time off, and have health insurance (ooooo.. aaaaaahhh) I've moved up the ranks, little by little, and am constantly being trained on new tests. There will eventually be a move to 2nd shift, perhaps....which would be convenient for communication purposes, but I might wind up staying on 1st.

Heartbreak Warfare,

Everyone saw the inevitable coming, and unfortunately, I was the last one to see that it was a really good idea. I thought in summer, perhaps, with new people moving in, that it would make things better. Instead, it became much worse. Things began to crumble around last christmas, and they just kept going. I refuse to go into detail on all that here, because..honestly, its not my place. Nail in the coffin were the new roommates.

It's completely illogical for 4 grown adults (2 couples) to live happily in a 1200sq ft. apartment, but I never felt alone until around August. It never ceases to amaze me (and devastate me) how incredibly lonely I could feel in a house filled with crap, and people. Though, I learned that Im incredibly selective and judgemental on people I would consider friending/being friends with. I'm tough, ambitious, intelligent, and while I hate to be alone, I can handle a weekend with myself, and I loathe girls that can't or aren't. I'm all for being young and making stupid decisions, but I
can't see being so dependant on someone for breathing that you cant get out of bed without them calling 2390849235025 times a day. I will never understand people who do not understand the value of intelligence, and education and planning ahead. No one ever retired on waiting tables, heck, no one ever got to travel to new places, eat nice dinners or drink a great bottle of wine working retail forever.

I've always struggled to completely cut ties with people, but I'm pretty sure I'm ok with this one.

One Eyed, One Horned Flying Purple People Eaters....ok, cats.
Not having Ozzy with Oi is heartbreaking. Their names go together, for a reason. I think it's the only thing I miss about my old life and situation. He was such a sweet amazing cat, and though I realize he always loved S more than me, I'm still saddened he isnt with Oi. Oi was always my cat. He waits by the door for me, sleeps on my head and still suckles on the blankets if you pet him, but he was used to kitten I got Olive. A poor abused kitten when she was given to me, shes now chubby, fluffy and FULL of life. Oi appreciates her company, if you arent looking he'll cuddle with her, and she follows him around like a dutiful little sister. So, while I didnt get a puppy this year (sorry resolution) I got Olive, and she'll just have to do for a little bit.

Open Arms,
I met someone new. Ok, I met alot of people, that isnt the point. Someone who means something to me, matters alot, and makes me happy. It's really nice to have someone on my side with all the crap dumping thats been going on lately. I can honestly say that this last trip to NYC was the most magical one I've ever had. Christmas was completely amazing and I have nothing but wonderful memories from a December NYC..even if I had to laugh my way through the disaster ridden events of a few nights... perhaps, if you hound me enough, I'll try to write them all down...perhaps. Even Biltmore was more spectacular. I didn't realize how nice it was to be allowed to relax and enjoy things and not have to rush back to fit everything in a be able to say, we can do the segway tour cause you really want too, since I know you'll do the fly fishing experience with me, and really mean that its perfectly fine to do something..together, that only one of us really wants to do, so, maybe you'll try a wine bar with me, if I'll eat your deep fried cactus... I think I'd forgotten how relationships worked. There's a team involved, with both parties working towards a common happy. Not a complete sacrifice and constant self doubt. I feel like I wanna be a better person now, not a different one, just a happier help-ier smarter one.

Paragraph 5: Then & Now, without the rose colored glasses...
I think I'm starting to become a happy person again. Dont worry, your favorite biting sarcasm is here to stay, but I'm feeling the negative that sat in my soul drifting away. I dance more, laugh so hard my cheeks hurt, and get more warm fuzzies than I did in the early/mid parts of the year. I've reconnected with old friends (Hi DAVE!), and watched good friends of mine have life changing events (hello cicero!, and everyone check out the rock that B is wearing) and I'm thrilled for them.

I started 2009 with 3 resolutions: (I added a new one in Feb) Get a new job that made me happy, get a new apartment that was not inhabited by 4 grown adults, and get a puppy. Shortly added, be happy with a new man... I think I did ok on those this year. Good Job Me. I have a great job (see above), a new kitten, (again..above), a new apartment, and a wonderful man. I guess 2009 wasnt so bad afterall. I'm happy with the way my life is going, and if I could stay like this'd be perfect. (ok, I still want a puppy, or two..then it'd be perfect)

Wednesday, December 30


Yes. We used the airstairs. Ted expected people waiting to shake his hand...I expected paparazzi, and to bust my butt. None of the above happened. HOWEVER! Jet Blue, RULES!

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Tuesday, December 29

Last Day In Paradise

OH SNAP! Lunch at A Salt and Battery! Ted bought me a shirt, "Cod Save the Queen" and himself a shirt "In Cod We Trust". Again, pictures later you impatient things!

We went to the Met afterwards, where they had a ton of armor and guns and samurai-cool stuff, and your obligatory paintings, sculptures, yadda yadda...oh!!, and artwork from under Vesuvius, and pornographic pots!

and a fake statue of Liberty. ONE DAY, I'll see the real one, until then. I have seen her, and she is very small.

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Monday, December 28

I am

'twas a very cold visit to the American Natural History Museum. I was super proud of my spot on the wall, and waited paitently for people to get off the bench so T could take my photo. The museum was wonderful. I could spend DAYS in there. I'm a horrible dork. We met T's aunt, and the three of us went to Cafe Frida for some tasty Flautas. Afterwards, T and I went to little italy to Cafe Paloma....(see the next post, please)

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It's always gonna come right back to

Cafe Palermo, home of the Cannoli King. For coffee, chocolate, cheesecake and CANNOLI! A marching santa band came through, which was AWESOMELY festive. We called it a early night though, going back to the hotel to relax for a bit.

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Sunday, December 27

Sunday Sunday Sunday!

If it's good enough for George Washington to have a beer's good enough for me..Soo, we have Fraunces Tavern. We spent the afternoon at Fraunces Tavern, waiting for T's brother and sister-in-law to arrive. Wonderful people, they are. Absolutely wonderful. We had dinner with them at a pub across the street and then T and I wandered down to Rockefellar Center. We went up to the tippy top, where I got impaled and I got to play in the super awesome room making lots of fun colors. We took a pretty neat photo and got a couple magnets made of it. Did I mention the Charmin bathroom? Oh, oh yess, and Merlin the Magician and his puppy love at the tree? You'll have to wait for the photos on that one.

I know this is out of order..sue me. We wandered around the financial district Sunday morning. Stopping briefly for a hotdog, before wandering over to Battery Park. It was absolutely beautiful on sunday, gorgeous outside

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Saturday, December 26

Oh Christmas Tree!

Arent you shiny?!

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Disney store


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Day 2

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Friday, December 25

Central park zoo!

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When we hungry, we eat!!!

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On my way

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Wednesday, December 23

I'm fully aware that there are only 5 christmas songs. And 21864153158 covers of them....though the "12 things of christmas that are a pain.." song is a little TOO angry.

I'm ranting. I'm sorry. I'm bored. I love my job. I love what I do, and it makes me grumpy when I have to sit on the computer because I have no samples, and therefore no protein to test. Yet, I can't go run Karl Fisher, because I'm stuck doing what the worklist PROTEIN. BOO.
I have found some AMAZINGly helpful time waster websites. Brilliant. if you must know.

I'm about to head to NYC again. I'm getting the wonderful fuzzy butterflies that come from air travel and vacations.

Wednesday, December 16


I guess most of them uploaded backwards, goes.

Fun with Hats : Exhibit A

Exhibit B:

Arent we Merry?

Farm Aminals.

More Aminal Fun

Statue Playtime:


I wasnt yawning..

Me and Chloe

Brooke and I on Halloween

One last shot: awwwwwww

you can click to make em bigger :D

Monday, December 14

For mom

My new hat/ gloves/ scarves combo.

Our tree!

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Wednesday, December 2

Happy blogging?

I've been told I blog more when I'm happy. Perhaps it's true, no- it is true. Job is going well, a little slow buri et a sneaking feeling it'll ramp up soon. I posted a pic of me in my snazzy lab coat below. Also, bonus as Ted might be back on thursday instead of Friday. He mentioned decking his halls for christmas so I'm getting excited at the possibility. Christmas is in the air.

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Monday, November 30

Biltmore pics!!!

Here are the photos I took on my iPhone on our trip to Biltmore. I have a few more on my camera, but I have to upload those to a computer before I can load them onto the blog. :D

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Sunday, November 15

This is Ted. :D


Sunday, September 6

Summer Update ; In pictures!

Lets update the summer...the happy parts. Pictures are happy too. So, here ya go.

Today, I found a puppy I want. A schnoodle, schnauzer and poodle. AND ADORABLE

Brooke found "the dress"

And decided on bridesmaid colors. Dark Purple for the maid of honor, the light purple for the bridesmaids.

Oi is spoiled, sits with me.
Molly brought over her dog...I want one, perhaps a yorkie.
I dyed my hair... "before" hair color

We went to the Museum of Life and Science...
Mom and Dad had fun too.

I threw a baby shower for BJ and Val.

Jess's cat Zuri had a kitten, she's adorable.

My absolutely favorite foods:
we had a nifty 4th of july celebration. i made a cake.

Oi and Ozzy got new, I mean, I got glofish. They enjoy them

Oi constantly gets dressed up:

and there ya go :)