Saturday, January 31, 2009

Friday, January 30, 2009

Shopping And A Meal At Downtown Disney

Tonight, Mom and I made a trip to Downtown Disney. After some shopping (and no dinner for me) it was about 8:30PM and I was hungry. I decided to try the Jazz Kitchen Express for some Nawlins food. I couldn't decide what to order and I had narrowed it down to Gumbo, Jambalaya, and Po-Boys when I asked mom to decide for me. She picked the Jambalaya so we could compare it to Jim Braun's. Then I ordered some beignets with plans to compare them to Andrea's (which we havent made yet).

The Jambalaya was not even close to being as good as Jim's. Not even in the ballpark. The rice tasted like Spanish rice and I would never order it again. The beignets were the same recipe as Cafe du Monde so they were pretty darn good.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

An Email I Received Today

Why did this make me laugh? Oh, maybe because of this: Paper Towel Dispenser

Subject: Paper Towell Dispenser Upgrades


Dear Tenants:

Over the course of the next few days, we will be upgrading the paper towel units in the restrooms to electronic "no-touch" dispensers. (KT: Yes!!!!) These automated touch less dispensing units provide efficient towel dispensing by eliminating waste, utilize paper supplies that meet U.S Green Building Council LEED requirements, help improve hygiene and assist in making an overall positive impact on the environment. (KT: Yes!!!!) Most of this work will be done after hours to minimize any disruption to the use of the restrooms. (KT: Good, I don't want to be inconvienienced)

For your convenience, we are also installing automatic Purell Dispensers in each restroom as part of the overall Corporate Center Pasadena Green Cleaning Policy. (KT: They have a Green Cleaning Policy-LOL) Instant hand sanitizers effectively sanitize hands, wipe away light soil and dirt without the use of water or towels and assist in killing most common germs that may cause illness. (KT: Who Knew?) For this reason, we are integrating them into the building's cleaning operations.

We appreciate your patience during this conversion and anticipate that you will enjoy using these new amenities.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

U-Haul Police Pursuit

Throughout 2009, the Kim1Champ blog is going to bring you the U-Haul police pursuit as televised by KTLA. This police pursuit occured today in Los Angeles and the commentary from the news room had me on the floor. I taped it and David and I re-watched it tonight-He laughed and laughed as well. The speculation and discussion from these two covering the police pursuit is the funniest thing I have heard in ages.

Here's the deal, each video will be a maximum of 5 minutes but I promise it will be worth your time.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

My Hard Drive Crashed

Last week when my hard drive died I took a picture of the screen....Note how many seconds it froze on. Yep, that's right, it never went past 22 seconds. Thanks to my FSO team for restoring my data and rebuilding my hard drive.

Monday, January 26, 2009

There's An Information Safety Card In The Seat Back Pocket In Front Of You!

Today, while looking at the information safety card in the seat back pocket in front of me I noticed the bottom two pictures. I wondered if the reason nobody exited the plane out the rear doors in the Hudson River crash was because the passengers had carefully studied the Information Safety card.

Next I wondered what in the world the instructions were for a mountain or desert landing. Based upon the drawing I don't think I would have a clue what to do. I am also impressed with how well the plane survived the crash.

I would like to see more scenarios. For example: Where is the picture that shows what happens when a plane crashes into a geyser or into snow, or what about the everglades, a forest?

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Happy Birthday, Laura!

There's nothing as nice as someone who shares,your laughter, your secrets, your wishes and cares,someone who's there through your good times and tears,who stays by your side as your friend through the years.- Autymn Skillings -

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Overheard At The Grocery Store

Tonight when I was ordering some Sushi Grade Ahi at Vons I overheard the following conversation

Shopper to Fishmonger: You need more fish
Fishmonger to Shopper: We have a great collection of Salmon, Swordfish, Mahi Mahi, Halibut, Orange Roughy and Talapia
Shopper to Fishmonger: But I want more fish
Fishmonger to Shopper: What kind?
Shopper to Fishmonger: I don't know but I want more
Fishmonger to Shopper: OK, well we have some shellfish. Shrimp, Crab and Lobster
Shopper to Fishmonger: I really just want more
Fishmonger to Shopper: Is there a problem with our selection?
Shopper to Fishmonger: No, I just have a lot of people to serve and I think there should be more
Fishmonger to Shopper: If there isn't enough in the case I can bring more from the back but it's going to get expensive.
Shopper to Fishmonger: Oh, but I don't want to pay more.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

It's A Big Day, America!!!!!

It's Becca's (and Michelle's) Birthday!!!!! Please join me in wishing her a very Happy Happy Birthday!!!! I Love You!!!!!!!!!

Monday, January 19, 2009

"I'm Sorry, We Are All Out of That"

The McDonalds by my house totally sucks. They are always out of something, most often it is Ice Cream. If we are ordering Ice Cream at McDonalds thats the only thing we are getting so it's really irritating when we wait in line and they don't have any.

Yesterday, during the breakfast hours, they had this sign stuck to the ordering screen. Really? Are they serious? How could they be out of most of the beverages (and at 9:00AM)?

Then this morning on the way to my moms to drop off Sydney she called and asked me to bring her a Sweet Tea from McDonalds. I made the error of returning to this McDonalds and after waiting in line they informed that their location didn't have Sweet Tea. Big Surprise.

I just need to swear off McDonalds entirely.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

WANTED! Dead or Alive

The people shown below are WANTED for chewing gum on the metro. Note: They were seen with three people known for always following the rules: Kim, David and Sydney

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Crawl Space Death Is Terrible Way To Die

David and I were watching the news the other day and they featured this horrific "Crawl space death. Christine Divine started out the story by stating that one of the most terrifying ways to die would be to die in a crawl space.

I thought the story would be about how so guy got stuck in the crawl space and he was found dead from starvation or lack of oxygen. Not the case.

This terrible, horrific crawl space death should not really have been the story. This man tried to murder his wife and his teenage son chased him and he hid in the crawl space. When police arrived he started to shoot at them and they shot back, killing him while he was still in the crawl space.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

You Have Been Tagged

I was tagged by Kfug to go into the My Pictures folder on my laptop, go to the 4th folder and 4th picture. To participate you have to post your picture and tag three other people.

I tag: Diane, Laura and Ruth And here's my picture:

Monday, January 12, 2009

Information Technology

It's amazing. Really it is. I feel so privileged to be surrounded by such an amazing group of IT individuals. A group of people that can research, drill down and produce accurate results. Even if the results disappoint me, I do know they are accurate. Well done, everyone!

And to that certain someone, I am sorry for whatever I did that obviously hurt you so deeply. You should consider seeking some professional help.

P.S. To everyone that posts anonymously, I am sorry but I have blocked anonymous posts. You will need to sign up for a blogger account to post.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

In Training For 24?

First, let me just say that I thought the season premiere was great! I can't wait till tomorrow night. It blew the season 6 premiere completely out of the water (wasn't as good as the Season 5 premiere but could any show ever top that?)

Half way through, Sydney was so impressed with 24 (Jack and the new red headed Agent Renee Walker) that she decided to start practicing for her life as a government agent by going under cover. I think she'll do a great job since she covertly is able to locate every cord in the house, change the station on the TV before we know she is in proximity, gain access to well hidden remote controls and sneak into secure areas undetected.

I Don't Drink On Airplanes

Despite having more drink tickets than I know what to do with (Usually I just toss them but my last bunch I sent to Queen B) I never drink when flying. When I say never, I mean never, I have never had alcohol in flight.

Tuesday, Laura was unnerved by my computer bag since all the pockets were open and it looked like I would lose a number of things at any moment. It is always this way but since items were clearly at risk I decided to clean out my bag and zip up some of the pockets. This morning at the airport (when the bag cleaning began) I discovered all these unused drink tickets.

Other Items of interest? 2 necklaces, 2 pairs of earrings, my camera, my new HD video camera, Bluetooth head set, portable charger, 2 small gifts for Diane

But back to the point, I don't drink on airplanes.....ever.

Friday, January 09, 2009

New Additions To My Office

A couple of months ago, I did a post of my office tour. Since then, I have had 4 new additions to my office. They are as follows:

I have added a new 8x10 to my autographed 8x10 collection. This autographed photo was given to me my the Braun's for my birthday and it is of Christian running in the marathon. Run On, Christian!

The next items aren't really additions but they are updated photographs for my desk.

The next item is my new IPod Speaker system that David got me for Christmas! It is really awesome and fits perfectly on my docking station.

Last but not least I have a new paper weight which was a gift from Jane.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

The Kim Show-Episode 3

Last month I blogged about the Dyson hand dryers in terminal 4 at Sky Harbor airport and how they are so powerful they make your skin go all over the place while drying your hands. Today, I went into the bathroom, put my left hand in the sink, got it all wet and then went to dry it for the benefit of the blog.

Watch the video. (P.S. It's hard to hear me talking over the dryer-yes thats hard to believe) Note: at the end of the video I state that this is Episode 4 of the Kim Show but it is actually Episode 3.

A Follow-Up On Today's Blog (For Anonymous)

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

This Ham Actually Looks Like a Pig

On New Years morning I was mezmorized by this ham, still am. The bones look like eyes and I swear it looks like a pig snout underneath the eyes. The whole thing makes me not want to ever eat ham again.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Could You Pass This Security Test?

The test question below was included in a a security education exercise we went through for work. It has to be the dumbest example ever and why in the world does it have to be so freaking long? I am just glad that the right answer was selected and I am so appreciative of the explanation-LOL!

Happy Birthday Ringmaster!

I am so happy that we found you in 2008 and made you apart of our lives! You are a great friend and we all adore you!!!!! Happy Birthday and I'll see you in 9 days!!!!

Monday, January 05, 2009

HCBC: The Numbers 2008

Southwest has a section in Spirit magazine called "By the Numbers", it includes odd facts and statistics about numbers. So here is HCBC facts by the Numbers:

Darn that we let Andrea Braun into the HCBC, this is the first year I have been beaten!

Who Has More Fun Than Us: 488
Kim1Champ: 409
Rachel Made Me Do This: 391
Jane Says: 369
Queen B: 288
Look For The Brighter Side: 192
Random Thoughts: 190
Kids Just Four Fun: 188
KFUG: 177
The World In My Eyes: 115
Abba: 88
Lo Space: 51
Agent Dragonfly: 46
Diane's Diary: 20
Bianka's Blog: No Archive

Total HCBC Active Blogs (Not counting Bianka): 3,012

Sunday, January 04, 2009

The Stray Stroller

Forget the Stray Shopping Carts (which by the way is the best book and most fun ever). Today, I saw a stray stroller. This stroller was damaged and sitting alongside the road. A stray stroller is much more scarce than the stray shopping cart. I don't think we will find enough of them to make a book.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Float Viewing or Police Viewing?

Rose Parade float viewing has been going on since the end of the parade. I haven't seen the floats but I am telling you I have seen a whole heck of alot of police. They have been everywhere! I suggest they change the name of this sign from "Float Viewing" to "Police Viewing"

How great is it that I took all these pictures while driving? That hasn't technically been outlawed yet.