Category Archives: Outdoors

Day 73 – February 20, 2011

Today, I woke up, talked to you for a bit, then went back to sleep.. I got a pedicure as payment for work yesterday 😀 Now I can wear open toe shoes now that it’s warmed up 😀

We decided against going to get tamales and CO, MF, and I went downtown to Discovery Green (a park downtown)

Discovery Green Credits

Smack in the middle of buildings

Red/pink art

Blue art.. do not climb!

Remote control boats

The love birds

CO & me

Cousinly love!


After we saw everything, we went for lunch at McD’s then we went back to their place and I packed up and left.

Sun rays 😀

On the way home, I got to see the sunset! Moon rise on the way, sunset on the way back.. lucky me!

Pink sun!

I got home and started unpacking, finished cleaning the kitchen, and I organized some receipts, bills, and finally watched “Easy A”… surprisingly, I also wasn’t too impressed by it. It was cute though.

Tomorrow, some people are off.. it’s also a holiday in Ontario (Family Day). I wish I were off… not ready for the weekend to be over already 😦


Day 66 – February 13, 2011

Today was another uneventful day.. I stayed up late last night and as a result, I was super tired and had a headache. I got a little bit of work done and then I went for a walk with EE as the weather was beautiful!


Playing with the shadows

When I got home, the sun was setting

Sunshine makes me happy!

I made some pecan balls in the evening but they took forever and I don’t think they’d be good for shipping. I’ll have to figure out what I do want to ship you next time.

Vday tomorrow 😀


Day 47 – January 25, 2011

This morning, I went to the office late… I didn’t want to go but I had a call and I thought we were going to have a web conference; WiFi plus VoIP plus web conferencing equals a very choppy connection from my end!

Dusty moved on from the paper bag to the Metro bags…

"What are you doing?"

*I can never get any peace and quiet around here*

Gave Eddie his own bag -- "I can still see you"

"That bag looks better than mine"

"This bag is mine!!"

"All mine!!"

"Hey.. where'd you go?!?"

While in the office, I got an email about a package; I wasn’t expecting one. I went to get it…

Thank You gift

When the VPs were in town, we were filming one day after their meeting. One of the VPs left his laptop in the ballroom and when he never claimed it, the admin that was there told him we had his laptop during dinner. Once I got back to the hotel to drop off the video equipment, I dropped the laptop off at the concierge to have it delivered to his room as he was flying out very early the next day.

Anyhoooo after work, I went to Wal-Mart again because I’d forgotten something yesterday… I must say that birds don’t usually scare me, but when there are a billion of them.. they give me the creeps!!

It still gives me goosebumps thinking about them...

They were on cars, on the ground, on the trees, on the roof, flying around… yuck!!!

Once I got home, I saw Dusty had returned to one of his favourite sleeping spots

No more bags.. at least for tonight!

I didn’t end up going out for AB’s birthday due to a last-minute project that I volunteered for 😦 There’s always the party on Saturday…



Day 29 – January 7, 2011

Today began a little too early due to a text message I received at 6:30. My cousin MF was asking if I could meet her sister (JaF) + fam down by the airport around 8:30 or 9 to drop off the stuff instead of them coming up. Luckily for me, the guy I had a call with at 8:30 was already online and I jumped on a call with him at 7am. WAY too early to be on a business call, I tell you. Anyway, I went down by the airport and drove around a bit on Hwy 71 because I didn’t know where they were; they couldn’t make or receive calls… they could only send/receive text messages, but I didn’t get either one they sent me. Anyway, after driving around for a while, I decided I was just going to pull into the Denny’s parking lot and wait there. I texted MF to let her know where I was and a couple of minutes later, this car parks next to me and I look over to the lady, and I then turn back to my iPhone. Two seconds later, there was a knock at my window.. it was JaF! The car next to me was theirs. It turned out that they had also pulled into the same parking lot but were on the other side, so when MF said “she’s at the Denny’s / Holiday Inn parking lot,” they drove to the other side looking for me. Anyway, it was good to see them.. I hadn’t seen them since July 2007. JaF lived with us 2 separate times in Canada.. she’s the reason my sister & I started hanging out 😀


My cousin & her hubby

I worked some more then it was time for Ladies lunch! The plan was for me to meet them for lunch, then head into the office, then get my hair did, and so before I left the house, I took a “before” picture


Before - rockin' the waves

At lunch, it was EE + A, CR, and AR — have you ever met AR? I don’t think you have… We went to the Mongolian Grille near my place.


Someone was not in the mood to have her picture taken!

The Ladies

Crazy afternoon at work.. I left in time to get my hair done. The hairdresser was recommended by a girl from kickball; the hairdresser was really cool. I will probably go back 🙂 On my way home, the clouds looked really funky.. I was praying for a red light and when I got it, most of the clouds were obstructed by trees 😦


You get the idea..

After I got home, I wasn’t feeling well so  I took a nap. My work partner sent me a text at 11:15pm so I would get up and add redirects that I didn’t add to a website last week. Glad I got that out of the way… then I took my after photo…


My new hairs... I probably should've taken the pic before I took a nap!

My hair feels so much better.. I don’t know what products she used but they smell lovely!! I want!!

Tomorrow… Stephanie’s class!! EEKS!


Day 27 – January 5, 2011

Today was one action-packed day! Except for work.. except for after the gym.. and except for when I got home. Ok maybe not so action-packed after all 😀

I was hoping to try a new class today after work, however, my boss called me to share some good news, and we stayed on the phone longer than I had hoped. Since it was sunny today, I didn’t feel like being stuck indoors on a treadmill so I took my walk out to the trail around the lake. I thought it was pretty when I got out there.

I still kinda wish I lived at those apartments...

Then I got on the phone with my mom and I we talked for a bit…

I liked this a lot better.. there's nothing like pink in the skies 😀

After the gym, I went to take care of some work business for next week, then I finally went to hang out w/the crew.

Yummy... strawberry beer!!

1st place in trivia for Gz & MV!

The next round, JV got #1 and MV & Gz got #2

Le Genia was inducted into the Ring of Honor while we were there

The attendees - CS, AG & WT

The cool kids :p

EE and your namesake!

After a while I went home and I realized I miss you 😦 I crashed pretty early…



Day 25 – January 3rd, 2011

Today, the weather was rather gloomy but it was time to go back to work. After I shower, I noticed Eddie was up to his usual…

I know.. all cats hang out around a wet bathtub

Here comes EDDIE!

Yes, my cat is strange… but he’s lovable!

Despite the crappy weather and a bad day at work, I still made it to the gym 🙂

Am I in Canada? Grey skies and chilly weather! YUCK! - Don't be fooled, there was no blue in the sky!

I know I told you already, but I was super glad I got the VIP star in class today. Go me!!

After the gym, I made the best quesadilla I’ve had in a long time (if not EVER),

and SOMEBODY stole the bone off the counter.. tsk tsk

I was going to pick all the chicken off for him but he was too impatient.

At least Monday’s over 🙂


Day 21 – December 30, 2010

Today, my dad started uber early! When you’re in Toronto, it’s better to be there way early so you don’t miss your flight!

Pearson Terminal 1 at 5:30am

It was very foggy when I got to the gate

The fog lifted just in time for the sunrise. Soon after I took this photo, it got cloudy again...

Back in Austin! Yay!! Too bad one of my bags didn't make it back with me...

It was beautiful when I got back… I was very excited 😀

This is so much better 😀

I’m glad to be home and the cats were not exactly excited to see me… Dusty stayed on the bed and didn’t even come out. Eddie warmed up to me after a few minutes. Since I didn’t get my bag, I waited for it to be delivered and missed AG’s birthday party 😦 Big party tomorrow.. can’t wait!