29 June 2008

June 28, 2008

Today's best thing was bumping into J at the mall and seeing "Sex & The City". I think we were the only two women left in America who hadn't seen it, except maybe K who has proclaimed in her blog that by the time she gets around to seeing a film it is out on DVD!

27 June 2008

June 18-27, 2008

June 18 - Wedding shower for a co-worker at lunch today. Lucky girl is getting married in Trinidad!

June 19th - An evening free at home to catch up on laundry and all the chores I know I won't get to this weekend cuz I have big plans. Normally chores wouldn't be a best thing but it's good to get them done!

June 20th - A fine evening to celebrate S's birthday with The British Empire and Sprinkles cupcakes!

June 21st - A Wonderful day at the Irish Fair. Great to see the guys from Brother, friends from the 2006 Ireland trip, the GAT 5, and everyone else.

June 22nd - Suite day at Dodger Stadium!! Not only did the Dodgers win, but I made it to batting practice for softball and we won too! Finished Round 1 3-2. Go Heat!

June 23rd - Another great walk at GP with MAD - D a no show again. Plus it was roomie's first day at her new job!! Not the one she REALLY wanted, but it sounds like it might be fun.

June 24th - Managed to wait until afternoon to tear my contact lens. So at least I could work the rest of the day without much difficulty.

June 25th - Saw George Michael in concert. Even though it was really hot, and i had to wear my glasses because my eyelid was swollen, the show was REALLY good. And it was George's birthday too. We saw Lisa Rinna & Dr. Phil.

June 26th - home sick with sore eye. I guess the best thing about that is that I could watch Wimbledon.

June 27th - saw Dr today. I am not contagious. I do not have conjunctivitis. I do have blepharitis. I now also have drugs. Unfortunately, I can't wear contacts or makeup for two weeks. And I probably shouldn't think about staying out too late anytime soon.

18 June 2008

June 14-17, 2008

More catch ups on the best thing:

June 14th - Today was our HVN kids event. We took the boys to Dave & Busters which was really fun! Kids events are always a Best Thing!

June 15th - L's birthday and Father's day so we had cupcakes at softball. We lost the game and there were some really bad calls, but cupcakes can make up for a lot. It was nice to celebrate two good things at least!

June 16th - Today's best thing is that my roomie finally had a job interview for a job that she really would like. She has been looking a long while and things always seem to be "okay for right now, but not for long term". I am really happy that this time she seems to have found something that she wants to do. I hope she gets it!

June 17th - Today I had the day off and that was the best thing because, in addition to having my last dental appointment until October, I was also able to take care of all those little things that one must do during business hours that I can't do because I am at work. The only thing that didn't get done was getting the AC fixed, but I am hopeful that will be done soon. Otherwise, a lot of tasks got accomplished and that was good!!

June 13, 2008

I wanted to write about today's best thing, but I have put it off since what was really important to me today was the sudden passing of Tim Russert.

I have followed Tim on Meet The Press for many years. I really liked him as journalist. I liked him even before I knew he was an Irish Catholic boy from Buffalo who went to Canisius High. That just made me like him all the more.

So I have decided that today's best thing was really how reflecting on Tim made me think of another Irish Catholic boy from Buffalo who went to Canisius - my grandfather Joseph Bell.

I lift my glass of whisky to you both!

13 June 2008

Jun 9-12, 2008

Catching up again...

June 9 - I finished month-end close on time today! No extensions and no OT needed! Yay!

June 10 - The best thing to day was no traffic on the way home. I left later than usual but got home sooner than usual. Everyone must be saving gas and driving less.

June 11 - Finally got to walk at Griffith Park with MAD today. Haven't been able to both make it on the same day since we stopped with the end of DST in November. But her after-work thing cancelled and I was free so we made it! Nice to see the Disney Tri Team out there as well. Plus, I got to have a nice phone chat with an old friend now living in the Midwest while on my way to the park.

June 12 - Got the last legitimate charge on my Visa card before it was stolen today: a shipment from Churon Winery. It included my favourite 2003 Vin Rouge which I opened and began enjoying immediately. Yummy. Got the new Visa card too.

08 June 2008

May 30 - June 8, 2008

Another catch up posting today...

May 30 - Today's best thing was seeing Minibar again. I hadn't seen them since New Year's Eve and I had such a great time catching up with M & J as well as hearing all my faves again. Thanks for letting the Thursday Night girls help with the set lists!

May 31 - Finally got to see "Indiana Jones & The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull"! Yay!

June 1st - My softball team lost, but I had a very good game with two walks and one run scored!

June 2nd - I am drawing a complete blank. Guess I really do need to do this every day.

June 3rd - I was the first person to vote today in my precinct. I don't think that has ever happened to me before. Hopefully, I wasn't the last, though voter turnout was a disappointing 27% of eligible voters. I would just like to say "Shame on You" if you are registered to vote and couldn't be bothered. My pet peeve is people who don't think their vote makes any difference so they just don't bother. I have never missed an election in my entire life! I am very proud of that.

June 4th - Finally managed to connect with M & D to work out after work. Of course, M forgot to bring shoes so she bailed, but D & I had a nice chat and it was good to catch up!

June 5th - Another chance to see Minibar. This time at the Buffalo Club. I highly recommend this eatery if you are ever in Santa Monica. It is VERY pricey (dinner for two was $125) but well worth it! I just hope Minibar doesn't play there more than once every couple of months.

June 6th - Even though I only got three hours of sleep, I made it to work on time and got all of my work done!!

June 7th - My first time seeing Another Fine Mess which is a side project of most of the band members of The Fenians. We had a great meal at Gallagher's and I want to know where I can get the T shirt some of the servers were wearing that had the Guinness label re-worked for Gallagher's. That was cool!

June 8th - Softball team won!!! 10-4. I only had one at bat and I fouled out. Oh well...

May 29, 2008

Today's best thing was the fact that I was not run over by a co-worker while leaving work. The idiot driver was stopped well back from the street on the driveway. There was a lot of oncoming traffic so I felt safe continuing on the sidewalk across the driveway.

How wrong I was!

The idiot driver stomped on his gas pedal and turned right onto the street without ever looking to the right. He came so close to running me over that I had to curl my toes up in my shoes and suck in my breath. One inch closer and I would have been on my way to the ER!

Another co-worker was right behind me and came to see me the next day to make sure that I had recovered from the near miss. I have told everyone what a stupid !*@& this guy is. But just to make sure everyone knows who to avoid on the freeway, I snapped a photo of his license plate. It's a dark charcoal grey Prius so keep your eye out and drive defensively when you see this plate on the road: