Saturday, December 28, 2013

Judge me by my size do you?

We've been to every Disney park Orlando has to offer this week.  We got souvenirs for everyone in our family.  I got a hoodie with Minnie Mouse on it, David got a hoodie with a Goofy on it, appropriate, huh?  Baby girl got a couple of Harley Davidson onesies, and Will got a black t-shirt that says, "Judge me by my size do you?"  A direct quote from Yoda himself.  I can't even explain how appropriate this shirt is for Will.  He is still such a little guy but in many ways and many times a day he surprises me with how much he has learned and can do.  Just today, he started wiping his mouth with a napkin between every bite of yogurt.  I don't know where this came from because admittedly David and I aren't very good at doing that for him.  :-)

Sunday, May 5, 2013

New job

I started a new job this week.  I do this pretty frequently, about once every two or three years, sometimes less.  So I am no stranger to being the new guy in the office.  This particular company has a very interesting onboarding experience.  It is a week long scavenger hunt with about 80 items to find or do.  It included things like sit in on a sales call, challenge someone to a game ping pong and go have dinner (reimbursed) at the restaurant where the company celebrated their opening.  I have to admit that while it was awkward for me to be so "out there" in my first week at a job, it was certainly an eye opening experience.  I learned more about the company in one week than I did about my last company in the three years that I worked there.  The most interesting thing to me is that at the end of the scavenger hunt, the company offers you a chance to gracefully back out if you decided that you didn't like what you learned in that first week.  They will pay you $2000 to leave if you decide it isn't a good fit.  Crazy but a great way to get rid of people who don't like the culture but do need the money.  Well, i'm glad it's over, but I'm glad I did it.  Now time to start the real work.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Viva Fiesta!

What a great day today was. We went to the RiverWalk in San Antonio and enjoyed just about everything there is to enjoy. We had breakfast with Mimosas, walked the entire circle of the RiverWalk, did some shopping, ate Mexican food, went on a riverboat ride and watched some TV in the hotel with a baby sleeping soundly right next to us. Will was such a trooper all day. He didn't have anything according to his normal routine but he just went along for the ride with a smile on his face. Since we came to San Antonio during Fiesta we got to experience several additional treats, the first was a river parade and then the Mariachi Bands on the river boats. We also went to the Mexican market for a bit.

Even though we were so close, we didn't see The Alamo this trip, unless you count the Alamo in the play area that Will conquered (see picture). Again I declare, today was a great day and I look forward to many more like it in the coming years. Viva Fiesta!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Bumper Sticker

I am an Oboe and English Horn player. I am married to an Orchestral conductor. We find this bumper sticker to be funny. I think some people would agree and find it humorous while others would think we are geeky. It doesn't matter if you know the pieces mentioned on it or not. It's really about the absurdity it represents. Mixing terms usually heard in context with modern day music like "blows away" and the absurdly long titles and descriptions of the pieces. I guess this is a funny concept to us because this makes me laugh every time I see it.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Why do I need a personal website?

I am setting up a personal website for myself.  What a strange thing to do.  I have never needed a website before.  I guess I feel like putting myself out there more, for some reason.  It's not done yet, but as I am designing it and filling it with meaningful content, I am wondering to myself.. who is ever going to look at this and if they do why are they looking?  I love my life and I think it is a great thing to make a record of, why would the rest of the world find it interesting?  Maybe they won't.  Maybe it will just be my husband, and my parents who read this.  That would be OK.

I'll share a link in my next post.  Look out WWW... here I come :-D

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Hello World!

Hi!  My first blog.  I feel so um... I don't know... Grown up?  Maybe that's it.  It's like my first time ordering from the regular menu, instead of the kid's menu.  It's like buying my first used car.  It's like paying my first insurance bill.  You don't mind doing it but you secretly wish you didn't have to.  I am most likely going to post a lot about my son so let me introduce you to him now.  His name s a will and as of today he is 13 months and 18 days old.  These past 414 days have been the best of my life.  I am looking forward to sharing all of the great moments yet to come.

Talk to you again soon!