Tuesday, August 31, 2010

August 2010: By The Numbers

Number of Hours Worked: 279
Number of Cell Phones Minutes Used: 4284 (71.4 hours)
Number of Emails Sent (Work Email Only): 4504
Number of Emails Received (Work Email Only): 4533
(shocked the sent and received is so close in numbers and not that far off from cell phone minutes either)
Number of Days since I have made the blog rounds: 16
Number of Brooke "firsts" I missed: 3
Number of Nights spent away from home: 17
Number of Text messages pending my response: 14
Number of Trips to Phoenix: 0

Thanks to everyone else that sacrificed this month too, we made it, September starts tomorrow!!!!!!!!!

Girls Beach Weekend 2010

30 days ago I was enjoying the annual girls beach weekend in San Clemente.....seems like it was at least 3 months ago. Thank goodness I made it through August and tomorrow is September!!!!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Bad Fonts (2)

I refuse to stay at this hotel (which someone I know recommended) because I hate the font.
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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Bad Fonts (1)

The font on the San Luis Obispo road signs is terrible. I wonder what genius thought this would be a good font for street signs and who in the world would have approved it....and what is the name of this street?

Friday, August 27, 2010

Taking After REM

REM likes to take pictures of herself with the camera. She takes alot......Sydney enjoys this same past time. (P.S. I realize that these photos are atrocious. She will hate me one day for this post)

Flashback Friday (48)

Good Times at Disneyland, A Classic

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

New Photo Collection "Kevin At Work"

I have never seen Kevin work so hard. In Phoenix he usually sits behind his desk and caters to my ever computer need but on the Central Coast I keep capturing him under desks, lifting boxes, trouble shooting many a computer,cleaning up trash, on the phone etc.

Today, I started this photo collection when he was done solving a problem and put his head on his hands......the rest of the pics were taken at other points during the day. Maybe tomorrow I'll video tape the sweat dripping from his brow.

Lastly, if you use this example can one determine that people in the field work harder than people in Phoenix? oooooohhhh, such a controversial question from Kim1Champ..........

In Case You Thought It Was Almost Over.....Stockton

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Friday, August 20, 2010

The Summer Photo (In 2010 The Size Doubled)

And Yes, this is the best we could do. I love that both of my girls wanted to show off their bottoms......

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Thinking of James

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Welcome, You've Got Mail!!!

15 Years ago today I went on the Internet for the first time. (Not totally true as I actually was on Prodigy once April 22, 1994-the date Richard Nixon died but thats another story) But 15 years ago today I started using the Internet. AOL was the service provider, it was painfully slow but I thought it was fast, I didn't know what a chat room was but I found one and in that chat room, that night, I "met" my future husband and father of my two girls.

Nobody really understood Internet dating, nobody even warned about it because it was before the phase of crazy Internet relationships on Jerry Springer, it was just new and people thought it was weird. The story that I began to tell was "We met at the airport"-which we did several months later, we will remember that date in December. Ten years passed and it became socially acceptable to say that you met on the Internet, everyone was intrigued. Now, meeting on the Internet is very normal and no longer "news".

In summary 15 years ago today I met my husband and I want to thank him for being a great husband and father. I Love you, David!!!!!

P.S. The Internet is really cool too ;)

Oh and as an after thought that is the day that Kim1Champ was born (My AOL Screen Name)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Sunset Date With Mom

Yesterday, I had told Sydney that I would take her to the beach and then I forgot about it. After dinner Sydney announced "And now, we go beach!" and after saying it several times I knew I needed to take her. So Mom and Brooke went back to the hotel and Sydney and I drove to the beach and had a blast. It was super cold but we ran on the beach, played in the sand, and went up on the lifeguard tower (which she didn't like). After 30 minutes I convinced her that we were cold and needed to go check on Grandma and Brooke. Good Times.

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Monday, August 16, 2010

I've Been Busy Working

If you haven't heard from me in months or if I have made plans with you and haven't shown up or called, please know that I have been busy working. I have barely seen the girls or David but I have seen alot of Kevin and Jeff. The picture below depicts this sad state of affairs. I so desperately needed a quiet place to work that I sat on the floor in front of these doors. The doors are the mens and womens bathrooms. Yes, I sat on the floor for hours in front of the bathrooms. It was slightly uncomfortable for the guys when they went in to use the bathroom (They had to step over my legs) but it was the only place I could find that was relatively quiet.

Other things that I have neglected recently: *Paying Bills, *Getting a haircut, *Grocery shopping, *Doing laundry, *Getting a pedicure, *Calling back at least 50 people, *Going to Disneyland, *Seeing my family, *Seeing my friends, *Traveling to Phoenix, *Traveling everywhere else?

I hope to surface again post my trip to Alaska but it likely won't be till November :(

Thursday, August 12, 2010