Tuesday, November 21, 2006


It's a short week here at work and everyone's on vacation, which should be great? But it's requiring more concentration and work than I expected, and it's been a struggle for me. Partly because I'm so tired, having stayed up til midnight or 1 a.m. the last couple nights in preparation for company, and still getting up early for work. Mostly, however, it's because every corner of my mind is starting to become occupied with thoughts of turkey and gravy and cute napkin rings and place settings and PIE. A quick peek inside my brain this week:

Boss: I need this report to be on my desk first thing Monday morning.
Me: Pie?

Client: Hey can you switch out the links on this page of your site?
Me: Pie!

New hire: Can you show me how to do this?
Me: No problem. Pie pie. Pie pie pie. And also pie. Got it?

Coworkers: Can you help me with this annoying thing I should probably do on my own, but you could do faster?
Me: *sigh* PIE.

Monday, November 06, 2006

it will be GLORIOUS

WELL. Okay. Hi! It's been awhile. Let's see here...

Halloween was fun! We got the house decorated at the last minute and I carved two pumpkins. We went to three parties, I stole my friend Amanda's idea and went as Little Dead Riding Hood and no, you may not see pictures. (Corpse Dinah = not pretty.) My friend Anna came over on Halloween night and we gave out tons of candy while drinking wine, talking about boys and playing the American Idol Scene It game. (Except really, we were just singing karaoke into the toy mic. Did I mention the wine?) Overall: Fun holiday!

Next up: Thanksgiving! I've already bought too much crap. I'm just so excited!! We're going to have a full house this year, dinner for 9 or 10, AND my sister and her husband are coming out from Minnesota. YAY!! We're going to drink some of the delicious wine we've picked up in Napa & Australia, eat copious amounts of turkey and bread and gravy and mashed potatoes, and it will be GLORIOUS.

On a somewhat unrelated note, mAc and I have come to realize that the A-list of people we hang out with in LA, the ones we call most often, the ones who call us most often, the ones most likely to show up at movies & parties? Actually are the A-List: Allistair, Amanda, Alf & Anna. It may look suspiciously like we just can't be bothered to move farther down the address book when making plans. In reality, however, they really are just the coolest people ever. Trust me.

What else can I tell you? Work is kicking my ass, and that is enough on that topic. I'm toying with the idea of ballet classes. I know, what the hell? I'm also thinking about starting running. You can stop laughing aaaaaany minute now.

I guess I will just leave you with one of the prettiest pictures I've ever seen. Our friends Sarah & Ben in Australia got married last month, and they just sent out their photos. The photographers were absolutely fantastic, and this is only one of many fabulous shots they got.
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Aren't they a pretty couple?