Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Kendall got to open his Christmas present early so we could play while his brother was here. I won after a bad initial placement with longest road, 4 settlements and 2 cities (I had the white pieces). We need more game nights. :)

Short trips? Take a bike.

Monday - took today and tomorrow off. I ran errands at 4 different places today on my bike!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Car problems

Hopefully this will at least be a temporary solution...


My friends went to see "The Next Three Days" and we had to pose for this photo...

Epic Card Games - Thanksgiving Part 2

Still Thursday
Playing "Footsie" (aka: Hand and Foot) with the fam! My cousin is across the table (center), and is my all-time partner...we cleaned up and won with only 5 rounds. Next day, Hong and I weren't as lucky...

Gma Chicka Turned 96

Thursday - Thanksgiving and my grandma's birthday!

In Prep for Thanksgiving


Well this was only part of my meal at Houlihan's - where we went for our company lunch outing, but I think fruit on a salad could be the best thing ever... Pretty too.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Forays into Fashion

Yup you are seeing correctly, that's a dress!
Elizabeth would be proud.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Oh yeah, this just happened...

Ben Folds is NOT background music!

So yeah, ever hear of a guy named Ben Folds?

You know, he plays music and stuff and he happened to be in Pittsburgh this past Thursday at Club Zoo...

Oh, you were at the bar you say? Well, I hope that Mr. Folds' piano strains provided a nice backdrop for your LAME bar room conversation...

Hi, I'm Ben Folds, perhaps you've heard of me?

SHEESH. The concert was as fun as it could be for where it was, but the venue was a real downer. The bar at Club Zoo is situated right alongside a good part of the standing room area. It was really annoying when people talked over the quiet parts of the songs. And the speakers set up didn't throw the sound to the back where we were standing very well.

Take this song for instance... Really fun piano jam in the song Lullabye, but when it gets quiet you can barely make out anything because of the constant chatter:

It was also hard to see with the crowd of people in front of us. I had to hold my camera up at arm's length on full zoom, so my videos are a bit shaky. Believe me, this video footage is better than the view we had....especially for the more vertically challenged among us.

Venue aside, I really enjoyed getting to see Ben in his more casual element (having first seen him in February with the symphony). He played many of the favorites, including my current fav, Gone. They of course did the audience sing-along for Army:

Guest keyboard appearance for Zak and Sara:

And they Rocked This Bitch with a Tambourine!
(note the beer tilt salute at the end)

My friends got to meet Mr. Folds afterward, but I was grabbing my stuff from someone's car, so I sadly missed my chance. However, it was a good night in spite of the space issues.

I leave you with this final statement:

Why the

did they not do this show at Mr. Smalls??

Paperwork, Paperwork...

Monday - this has been piling up for a while...

Monday, November 15, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tuesday, November 09, 2010


Ugh, had problems with my computer today. All is fixed now, but that put me back a couple of hours... Note to self: check for compatibility issues before downloading new software.

Indoor camping


Monday, November 08, 2010

Tech Week, catch up....

Sunday Nov 7
I love this hat.

Saturday Nov 6 - Driving to Carnegie

Friday Nov 5 - After the Opening Performance

Thursday Nov 4 - Wonton Soup - I even ate the cliantro!

Wednesday Nov 3 - New Boots

Tuesday Nov 2 - My Halloween Costume prize