Archive for December, 2008

16
Dec
08

what are you dreaming about?

I had a crazy dream last night where I went with a friend to look at office furniture.   At the furniture store, which had an outside patio, we saw a baby giraffe.  We decided it would be a good idea to kidnap the giraffe.  (WTF?!?)  We snuck out the back patio with the giraffe, stuffed him/her in the car and drove off.

The only reason why I remembered this dream is because Pete happened to be going to bed at that time and woke me up.

Here’s what DreamMoods has to say:

Giraffe

To see a giraffe in your dream, suggests that you need to consider the overall picture. Take a broader view on your life and where it is headed.

Now I need to figure out what that means for me in my life…  Any ideas?

15
Dec
08

You know it’s Monday…

… when the Holiday cards you slaved over all morning get soaked in the mailbox from the torrential rain.  Runny ink everywhere… (sigh).

13
Dec
08

Friday Bullets!

Hey peeps… pardon me if I fall asleep midstream writing this blog entry.  I got 4 hours of sleep last night.   Let’s face it, 4 hours of sleep typically means that a rip-roaring fun time was had the night before.

…. so true in this case! 

  • My birthday was on November 26 and I’m STILL reaping the rewards.  My wonderful, generous pal, Ayelet bought me a ticket to Live 105’s “Not So Silent Night” concert, which was held last night at Oracle Arena.  MAN – OH – MAN!  What a fun time.  I am a lucky girl.  We listened to some fantastic music from 6:30 to 11:30 (we cheated – per my request – and left before final act was over, but we sailed on out of the parking lot… which is a beautiful thing).  Here was the lineup:  Jack’s Mannequin, Franz Ferdinand, Bloc Party, Death Cab for Cuties & The Killers.  Jack’s Mannequin = 3 stars.  I hadn’t heard of them before, but it is so refreshing to see a fresh-faced group “working it” and sounding damn good.  Franz Fedinand = 4 stars.  I hadn’t heard of them either.  Loved the unique sound, Euro-style vibe and presence and I will be downloading their music on iTunes soon.  Bloc Party = 1 star.  Um, no.  I could not wait for them to get off the stage.  I could not understand a word the lead singer sung and the music was quite uninspiring.  Death Cab for Cuties = 4 stars.  YES!!  I am a fan.  The Killers = 5 stars.  Icing on the cake, they were awesome.  I liked The Killers before, I now love them.  It was a fantastic performance.  AND I got a cool hoody to wear this winter.  : )
  • I received an olive branch today.  I am truly not sure if it was indeed an “olive branch”, but I WANT to consider it an olive branch, so please just give me that.  My mom called and now a date has been set for us to have lunch.  If you are in the dark… please review this post.   There have been issues and our relationship has not been right in over a month… which is a LONG time for me.  I love my mom and I’m just going to go ahead and accept this “olive branch”, even though I recognize that the “underlying issues” have not been resolved.

Heading out now to enjoy a fabulous Chicken Cobb Salad at Sideboard (I have been having dreams about this salad for a couple of months now) then Pete wants to pick out a tree.  In light of his work situation, I’m just going to go ahead an accommodate him.

Have a great weekend everyone!

12
Dec
08

Packing for Boulder, CO…

… hopefully!

I woke up this morning, having enjoyed a fantastic evening with Ayelet.  We went to the Live 105, “Not so Silent Night” concert at Oracle Arena.  Awesome concert by the way.  I’ll write more about that later.

Anyways, this morning I woke up thinking, “What’s our next adventure?”

A-ha! What do I find in my inbox?  … details about a Kirtsy contest!! 

Given Ayelet and I are major league social networking babes (okay okay, SHE’s a major league social networking babe, I pretty much follow in her shadow)… this contest is right up our alley. 

Wish me luck everyone!  I’ve got my mittens and leg warmers ready to go…

12
Dec
08

$207 million? Anyone?

Apparently the CA lotto MEGA millions currently stands at $207 million.  Getting ready to head to 7-11 as we speak.

Would you take the lump sum or annual payments?

11
Dec
08

happy? spread the joy

This is an interesting article about the power of human emotion in social networking:  http://tinyurl.com/6zz454

Happiness is contagious. 

Feeling good?  Start sharing your happiness on your Facebook status or on Twitter!

10
Dec
08

S.A.D. it’s real, folks

I have been wondering why I have been in such a funk lately.  Today is the first non-foggy day we’ve experienced in well over a week, here in the East Bay.  Is it a coincidence that I have felt the most normal, happy, positive, etc… than I have felt in a long time?  I have known about SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) and I do feel it is a real phenomenon.

There have been studies done on people who live in areas that are “sun deficient” in the winter (ie: Norway, Sweden, etc)…  Real conclusions have been derived that those who live in “sun deficient” regions are more inclined to suffer from depression.  We in the S.F. Bay Area are spoiled ’cause we have to deal with cold temps in the low range of 30-50 degrees, depending on where in the Bay Area you reside… which is nothing compared to the temps on the East Coast.

But, regardless of the temperature, I do feel like the phenomenon is real: the less the sunlight = the greater the inclination toward sadness & depression.

Luckily, here in California, those days are numbered.