Thursday, August 24, 2006

One More Thing is Afoot before I Go
Okay, okay. I have been sighing and pining for these shoes for two weeks now. Too pricey! Only one wedding!

Well, we got a second wedding invitation and these were further discounted today only so....voilĂ !

Sigh. Aren't they dreamy?

(My foot's a bit squished because I'm trying to take the photo before my boss comes by and wonders why I'm taking pictures of my feet. Although it's really an improvement on the day I was caught with my head in the scanner...)
Talk Amongst Yourselves. I'll Give You a Topic: Me.
I'm going to be on vacation for about a week and a half. And let's be honest, all I've had time for lately is work and looking at myself in the mirror. Seriously, it's like looking at a whole different person.

Here are some before and after hair photos for you, taken less than a week apart:


Management hair!


Oh, by the way, we're going to have a BBQ in September and you're invited.

Ice Queen signing off and I'll see you in September.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Hair This Week, Gone Next Week
Got my hair cut (photo to come). Can't find shoes for my sister-in-law's wedding (looking for strappy sandals or open toe heels in brown, pink or turquoise in size 6.5 - 7, let me know if you have any!)

Getting lots of work done today. Stuff I've been putting off. I've got a good cat story for you, but it'll have to wait. I'm being virtuous today so that I'll have a guilt-free vacation next week.

Friday, August 18, 2006

If I had drunk milk in the past 12 hours, it would be coming out of my nose at this point

From our favourite Accordion Guy (see links at left, I'm too lazy).

Monday, August 14, 2006

But Wait, There's More...
New banner coming tomorrow with new pic of me! And maybe I'll even update my links to include Wendy (finally)! And take off Mikevil.

Radio Guy, your poem is written. It's not half bad. When would you like to pick it up?
What I did while Ice Prince was away:
Read a book. (The Girl With the Pearl Earring, if you must know)
Spent hours at Value Village and Goodwill. (Bought another pair of jeans, a jean skirt, shirts, jean jacket, etc etc.)
Ate in restaurants (Barrio and College Street Bar)
Almost caught up with the laundry.
Had coffee in a new local coffee house (Niche).
Packaged up all my old clothes to give away (see below. I’m kind of superstitious that as soon as I give them all away, I’ll gain all the weight back.)
Dyed my hair dark dark brown.
Bought a dress for my sister-in-law’s wedding. (Kind of stretchy dark brown. Simple, but nice, comfy and reusable. And flattering, of course!)
Got my nails done at a new place (Had TWO incidents with my former nail technician, who couldn’t seem to understand that I WORK and can’t just “come back in half an hour” at lunchtime)
And Fresh and I practiced “Landslide” together.

And then…Ice Prince came back. Dirty, tanned and ready to rumble.

Vacation in two weeks. Wedding, two days with Fresh at an inn and then up to my parents’ trailer for a couple more days. I’ve got a Bill Bryson book to read while I’m away and it’s hard to have the willpower not to crack it open yet.

Tonight, our friend Rich and his boyfriend Craig are coming for dinner all the way from Philadelphia! Ice Queen Cuisine: It's Worth the Eight Hour Drive to East York!

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Have you ever wondered whatever became of me? I’m living on the air in Cincinnati.

Oh, I know, it’s been a long time. You’ve missed my insightful ponderings – such as: if police haves bikes, why don’t firefighters? (Don’t worry, I figured out the answer to that one.)

Fresh and I were blessed with a miracle yesterday. My parents came and took Ice Prince up to the trailer until Saturday. Last night, the house was quiet, and I kept having that nagging feeling that I’d forgotten something – like when you think maybe you left the iron on.

So Fresh and I are going out for dinner Thursday and Friday, and tonight we are going for COFFEE AFTER DINNER. Seriously, you childless people have no idea. I don’t leave the house after bedtime. It’s like house arrest. In fact, maybe I’ll commit a crime, since I’m doing the time anyhow.

Things are going well at work. The blog, which originally got rejected is now going to be a reality and everyone is very excited. Now I have to hold a seminar on “How to Write for a Blog”. That’ll be fun.

How’s the diet going? Pretty good. My net loss and gain is about even, so I’m pleased. On Monday, they are coming to take away all my size 14 clothes, so if you want anything….