greediness kills!


happy halloween!

so, i dressed up this year. (finally!) but only because we had to, for work. well, we didnt have to, but if i didnt, i would've been the only one. here is my outfit. i think i should've won the contest, but i didnt. didnt even place top 3. why? because the judge thought it'd show "favoritism". what a load of bull. i thought my outfit was awesome. okay, i didnt wear the hair- i lent the hair to someone else. maybe if i did, i would've won. oh well. i'm glad i didnt. the prizes were gift cards to places i dont even go to!

7Oct/065 update

one week after i emailed's customer service, and 3 days after i contacted them through their online form, i finally get a reply.

"we understand that you were having difficulties in placing an order on our website. Due to extremely high traffic our site was overloaded and unable to process all requests properly. We have rectified all issues and the system is working correctly."

so i double check my order by checking My Account on their site. lo and behold, my order did go through. i do understand that there was high traffic due to very inexpensive toiletries. but i hate the fact that it took them 1 week and 2 emails before they responded. i dont even think they received my first email! grr!

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random thoughts

thanks, oda, for the link to bloomingdale's $1 makeup. it's odd how i'll buy $1 makeup online, but i wont get it at the $.99 store. wait, actually, i have. but it's bloomingdale's. now that's brand name. i'm about to do a shopping spree. although, i'm afraid how small these things are. oh man, s&h is

(++edit++ i seem to have weird grammar mistakes. i wish i'd have known, so that when i reread it, it wouldnt sound so off)
man, why are scabs so itchy?? i cant take it! i have a healing scratch that has scabbed over, and i've been scratching around it. i tried so hard not to scratch it off... but to no avail. too late. the scab is gone. here goes another reason i have weird marks on my body.

one of my professors asked the class if anyone is not going to graduate school. apparently, i was the only one that raised their hand. she was so curious as to why, so i mentioned that for the career that i am choosing to pursue, there is no need. and it's really expensive and no job is willing to pay for it. i really made all that up. i have no idea what career i'm going after right now. i'm just determined that it'll be something that i dont have to go to graduate school for. i didnt have the heart to tell her that i also hate school and will probably waste my time and money getting a masters because i'll probably end up with a bad grade.

eric, steve & i went for dinner at boulder creek, in gateway mall, this past monday. service was pretty slow due to the high volume. who would've thought that no one wanted to cook on a monday night? i mean, come on, it's only monday! anyway, food was decent. better than applebee's. i got half a rack of ribs & a lobster tail. they must've gotten the ribs from a starving animal because it wasnt very meaty, and it was small. the lobster tail was decent. eric & steve, each, had two large mugs of beer, which i believe was called Octoberfest (sp). it was like 2.5 - 3 beers in one mug. i could be overexaggerating, but no one will know. :-) i think eric & steve was flirting with our waitress, helga..i mean catherine. she ended up giving us dessert on the house, so we got key lime pie slices. yummy* if anyone wants free food, bring these two weirdos. they'll make almost rude comments in an annoyed but joking tone to make the server feel bad and give free food. woo hoo! :-)

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Nora’s Wedding

++Edit: I took the photos out.++

Yesterday was a perfect day for a wedding. It was warm, with no visible clouds, and a slight breeze. The drive wasnt bad at all. It took about an hour, including a stop to get gas and breakfast. (It was Steve's idea! He complained he was hungry!) Alan & Nora used the same judge that presided over Oda & HG's wedding. It was a quick ceremony. Steve & I got there about 10 mins prior to the ceremony starting. But we werent the latest ones. Technically, we werent late. The invite said 11:30am. That's my story, and I'm sticking to it!

Cocktail hour was an event NOT to be missed. There was a station for sushi. Rows upon rows of rolls. One could swim in it if one wanted to. It wasnt the generic chinese buffet rolls either. I didnt make a stop (I didnt have to- a platter was left at my table courtesy of HG- he had to take family photos), so I dont know exactly what was there. Then there was a station for chilled seafood, which consisted of whole lobsters cut in halves and shrimp cocktail. Steve went to one of the hot cooked food stations and got himself lamb chops and steak. There was another station of cooked food, but I dont remember what it was. I now regret not eating much at that time. That car ride, although it wasnt bad at all, got me a little sick. We were then ushered into the dining area and waited, with some games and dancing in between, for our entrees. Man, them old people know how to cut up a rug. Lots of music for the waltz and some other old music that these folks knew how to dance to. And not just a little two-step. It was real deal, show dancing. They were my entertainment before the entree. Dessert was excellent, too. Chocolate fondue, ice cream & apple pie, some type of cake, cheesecakes, tarts, and fruits. All in all, it was several hours of yummy deliciousness!

Oda made me get up to catch the bouquet, and I tried to hide. Many a'times. When I saw her coming, I'd run the other way and hide behind someone. Of course, she saw me, and pointed. So I ended up standing at the back of the single females, and hoping that Nora couldnt throw far. It was a good throw, but the stupid chandelier was in the way, and it hit off of that. A little girl picked up the flowers, but was forced to give it one of the bridesmaids. Steve didnt even bother going to catch the garter. By the way, I'm glad only the older folks danced. I'd be ashamed to watch these younger kids embarrass themselves on the dance floor. I dont think many of them knew how to dance.....including, sad to say, the groom and his brother...

Nora's dresses were amazing. My favorite was her wedding dress, of course. Although the red one was real nice too. I thought the pink one was pretty, but not as nice as the others. Oda had a very nice dress too. Very provocative. I dont think I have a picture of her back, but if I find one, I'll post it up. Let's just say, if I didnt have an imagination, I didnt need one! Haha. Okay, it wasnt bad. A fat chick wouldnt have been able to pull that off, I tell ya'! The men looked regular. Steve, of course, looked the best with his peach-colored shirt. He didnt take his jacket off so you couldnt see that it was short-sleeved. I was able to sneak a photo in, though. :-)

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First Day of School for Number Two Daughter

What an exciting day! My littlest baby started preschool today! Granted, it's only three days a week, and it's only two and a half hours a day, but it's one step closer to the real deal. There were some tears and an occasional sniff, but Eric was fine after we left. Number Two Daughter marched into class and didn't turn back once. There went my tiny Napoleon, off to conquer new lands and enslave the natives.

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