Sunday, January 29, 2006


Last Thursday I got a call on my cell phone from our Vice President at around 7pm. It went something like this:

Me: Hello?

Chrysa: Hi Andi, this is Chrysa.

Me: Oh hi! How are you?

Chrysa: Good.

Long Pause

Chrysa: Why did I call you?

Me: I have no idea.

Chrysa: Me neither.

Me: Hmmm.

Chrysa: Well have a great night! Sorry about that.

Today I got an e-mail from her with the title "I swear I am not crazy". She said she would explain on Monday.

I can't wait.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Morale Booster

A conversation between me and my boss today:

Charles: So we had the meeting about the new performance reviews next month.

Me: Yeah?

Charles: Boy are you screwed! Since you cross technical and business support all your scores will end up being really low.

Me: That's cool. I was already looking for new jobs.

Charles: Good.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

I've posted, now please stop stalking me....

This, my friends, is the best soft drink in the world.

In other news I am incredibly busy. Too busy to write for you. Please take a number and wait your turn.

P.S. Watch the TV commercials for CocaCola India. I am addicted now. But still too busy.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

I am brilliant

I got my new car yesterday. I love it!

Today I tried to break my old car. See, I don't have snow tires for the Miata yet. And if you drive it in the snow without snow tires you might as well just drive it into a poll.

Last night it snowed so this morning I drove my old 626. Except that I couldn't get in my car because the door had frozen shut. This happens when rain turns to sleet which turns to snow and freezes my car in a block of ice. In a moment of sheer genius I decide I could get the door open if I pulled on the handle and pried on it with my key.

For a second I thought I had won and then I realized that I had just bent my key into a 90 degree angle.

It broke when I bent it back.

So I had to call my mom, ask her to de-ice her car and come bring me the only spare key we have to this car. And I missed a meeting at work. That I was leading.

It was a great morning.

Monday, January 16, 2006

New Car

I bought a car today! Well sort-of. All that paper work junk still needs to be done. But it's being held for me!

It's a 2002 Mazda Miata.

Here's a picture of it -

I know I was looking for a Jetta, but this was a really good deal. And it's a fun car.

I think I'll get to pick it up tomorrow. I am very excited!

Sunday, January 15, 2006


Yesterday I went skiing and boy am I sore today. Although my worst injury is a huge bruise on my knee. The trip was a lot of fun even if we didn't have real snow. I got to meet a lot of new people - it was great. I would be ok if my church did more events like that in the future. (hint hint) Here are some of the highlights of the trip.

There was one guy, Dan, who went. He was a little crazy. He eventually split off from our group because we weren't doing any jumps. (The group I was in was definitely more interested in meeting people than skiing, so it was nice and relaxing.) The next time we saw Dan he was walking into the lodge with cuts all over his face. He had landed a jump face first and busted up his goggles and face. He thought it was wicked awesome. I thought he was crazy and stuck to the intermediate slopes.

I hung out with two girls named Andrea and Shelley. Dan talked Shelley into going down the double black diamond where she flipped a couple times and broke her boot. She was fine.

We convinced Abs to do just one more run with us. The slope wasn't too hard, but at this point the snow had started to refreeze and it had turned into a sheet of ice. I was scared going down. It took Abs half an hour to fall down and eventually take off his skies and walk down. I felt really bad for talking him into going.

All in all it was a great time. I didn't kill anyone and I met new people. I think the trip was a success.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

A Random Thought on My Sin

"He (God) will, over time, make me sadder and sadder when I spit in His eye. He will make me love Him better. And that might mean, maybe, that I will sin a little bit less."

~ Lauren F. Winner on Confession

When I was in Jr. High my mom gave me an Elsie Dinsmore book. I quit reading it because Elsie seemed to always be repenting of some trivial thing she did. And it didn't seem like much fun. Except now, looking back, I wish I had finished it. I am realizing that I do need to mourn over any sin. No matter how small.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Thanks for that Insight...

"Unlike planets, comets can be dangerous."
~ NASA's Chief Historian, Steven J. Dick

I have a greater confidence in NASA now.

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Cats and Amberly

My friend, Amberly, house-sat for me while I was in Florida. While I was there I got a voicemail from her that said something to the effect of "call me back - something's up with your cats".

As I was calling Amberly back I was going through in my head the directions to the vet's office and where my credit card was. Our conversation went something like this:

Me: "Hey, Amberly, what's up?"

Amberly: "Ummm.... so I was going to take a bath and I ran the water, but I had to go get a towel. When I came back your cat, Barnum, was sitting on the edge of the bathtub."

Me: "Ok."

Amberly: "I yelled BARNUM! and he fell in and got soaked. So I chased him around the apartment with towels to dry him off."

Me: "So he just got wet? He's ok besides that?"

Amberly: "Well, I was afraid that he would get cold, catch pneumonia and die. So I blow dried him."

Me: (Laughing hysterically) "You blow dried him?"

Amberly: "Yes. I didn't want him to get cold. But I do have lots of little scratches all over my legs now from holding him down."

Me: (Crying because I am laughing too hard) "So he's ok?"

Amberly: "Well he's huge! (this is my long haired cat) It looks like he's been electrocuted. And he hasn't come out from under the bed."

Me: (Falling over from laughing) "So he's just hiding under the bed?"

Amberly: "Yes. The other cat keeps licking him. I think he feels sorry for him."

Me: "You are doing a great job Amberly."