Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Red Stapler

This little gem belongs to Nick, a former co-worker... but still good friend! Office Space, anyone?

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

New Office

My new office, before I started tidying it up. As you can see-- the job involves TONS of paperwork and organization... which is right up my alley! :-)

Monday, August 29, 2011

Kinder Schokolade

One of my favorite treats in Germany-- delicious chocolate with a creamy milk center :-9 So what if it's *supposed* to be meant for kids?

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Pink Roses

A week ago this rose bush was pretty bare. The buds then decided to explode this week, apparently! Nice splash of color in the front of our house :-)

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Homework on the Floor

Todd catches up on last week's missed homework on the floor of my parents' living room. Comfy!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Snacks at Work

One thing I'll miss-- yummy (and healthful!) complimentary snacks at work, to keep you focused during the early afternoon slump.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Empty Cube

Last day of work-- here is my empty cubicle, all my personal effects packed up. Farewell, office! It's been great!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Squishable Android at Work

Today was "Take Your Squishy To Work" Day, and I brought App, our Android squishable, in. Posed him with a bagel (for Bagel Wednesday!), a mug of tea, and a computer-- featuring Androids, of course! ;-)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Taco Tuesday

Great Happy Hour deal at our local Baja Grill. Combined with donuts from the bakery next door and froyo from the Sweet Alley on the other side, it makes for a nice, filling evening out!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Wireless Headset

An essential part of the office. Very handy (ha!) for hands-free calling, and with a range of a couple hundred feet, I can easily wander to the kitchen for a cup of tea while on a conference call.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Number Card

... with a pretty high value! You know how at some eateries you get a numbered card so they'll deliver your food to the correct table? Well, I never expected these cards to go into the triple-digits! But here we are, order #100 at Baja Grill!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Bar Dog

This cute, sweet fella was roaming around OTT while we were there for karaoke. He certainly seemed to be enjoying himself!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Dressing Room Hooks

Every dressing room has them. But the ones at Marshalls are actually labeled for better organization of the clothes you try on! Not pictured is the "tomorrow" hook behind me, for the rejects :-)

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Steamed Apples and Carrots

Since I'm allergic to stone fruits and apples and pears, I can't eat them raw. But I CAN eat them cooked/processed! So I steamed carrots and apples to go with our chicken dinner. Delicious! :-9

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Gumball Table

The tables at the Whodelicious cupcakes store at Paseo Nuevo all feature glass tops over a barrel of some kind of candy! This rainbow gumball one was my favorite. Now that's delicious, colorful and creative!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Baby Shoes

A couple rows of cute shoes fill baby Anivieve's shelves. She's not quite old enough to need shoes yet, but these miniature things are simply adorable!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Sunday, August 14, 2011


Getting ready to throw that heavy, 8-pound ball down the lane at Zodo's... the lane blocked by gutter guards (can you see them?) Hey, I broke 50 both games we played tonight! :-)

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Dutch Shoes

Miniature wooden souvenir from my trip to the Netherlands 10 years ago-- makes a cute little decoration for the house!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Empty Bottles

Trailer park living, part 4: a ton of empty beer and soda bottles litter the kitchen countertop as they dry off before we dump them into the recycle bin. True spirit of trailer park living calls for having them on the porch, though, doesn't it?

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Ginger Cats

I'm not much for ginger, and I'm not a fan of cats, but combine the two together and you get some really delicious cookies from Trader Joe's!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Quiznos Graffiti

This bit of graffiti was scratched into the bathroom door of our local Quiznos sandwich shop. I love how the "Subway" part of it is crossed out!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Typos Galore

Double-whammy! Incorrect spelling AND incorrect use of apostrophes. Here's wishing you a Happy Birtday' this summer! ;-)

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Hair Dryer

One of the perks I enjoy about this house is that the previous owners installed a hair dryer on the wall of the master bathroom, next to the medicine cabinet. Just like a hotel room! It's sooo convenient!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

New Couch!

Brand new modular leather couch from Macy's arrived today. Yay, no more fighting for limited space on our old sofa! This is the Stacey collection-- 6 pieces, dark brown, fits nicely into our living room-- with plenty of space to spare!

Friday, August 5, 2011

5-Month-Old Driver

Little Anivieve looks adorable and tiny in Kenzie's little play car. I guess you can't start them off with driving lessons too early!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

GoToMeeting Tattoos

At our quarterly all-hands meeting today, there were tables set up with water and GoToMeeting (with HDFaces) tattoos. What a way to show product pride, eh? By wearing it on your skin?

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Woody's Outhouse

Charming little "outhouse" in the midst of Woody's Barbecue joint. Talk about Old West decorations!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Orange Daisies

Orange balloons and daisies adorn the receptionist's desk in honor of the release of HDFaces, the webcam component to GoToMeeting. What is GoToMeeting's icon? Why, none other than an orange daisy, of course!

Monday, August 1, 2011

The Butt Defenders

aka Stinky, Inky, and Itchy. Why "butt defenders"? Because they all employ defense mechanisms via their behinds: spraying stinky liquid, squirting dark ink, and flicking itchy hairs. Their real names are Shelly (rhymes with smelly), Inky and Sassy, of course :-D