Thursday, December 30, 2010

Last Post of the Year

Good morning, kittens!
 
Today, after work, I am boarding a bus for my fifth (!) and final trip to the Big Apple this year.  I'll be crashing at Jake's Penthouse in the Sky, and we'll be attending a New Year's Eve Party with David.  Other than that, I don't have plans.  I would like to meet up with some other friends, but I think it will depend on the weather and if the Mountains of Snow have been successfully cleared.  I also hope to make a pilgrimage to the Mothership (aka UniQlo).  I am really not looking forward to the bus rides there and back.  Fingers crossed that there is no traffic.
 
This will be the first time in a very long time that I haven't spent the New Year in DC.  In fact, I can't remember the last time I was out of town for New Year's Eve ... Hm.  I will have to research to find out. 
 
Anyway, have a great and safe New Year.  I'll (possibly) be doing an End of Year post when I return, plus a breakdown of my New Year's Resolution. 
 
*smooches*  and See you in 2011!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Holiday Update: Now With Some Pictures Edition

Good Evening, Kittens!

And, here is my eagerly awaited Holiday Update with Photos. Yay!

So, my trip began, as some trips do, at Dulles International Airport, where after passing through security (and having to remove my sweatshirt ... y'know, because their high-tech metal detectors can't "see" through thick jersey?), I boarded the cute little train to Terminal A. As I exited the train, I thought, "Oh, shit. I had a rollybag carry-on."

Yes, your hero, left one of his bags at the security checkpoint. Oops. Of course, I have an excuse (or two). 1. I was pissed at having to remove my sweatshirt, so the gathering of all my scattered clothes combined with having to get dressed distracted me, and (b) I very rarely have a carry-on rollybag. Normally, I have one carry-on because I've checked a bag (one of the perks of business travel = they pay for that checked bag! Yay! More shoes for my tripz!). ANYWAY, so I had to schlep back to security to get my bag. Fun times.

Then, I went to the bar. And drank. A lot.

Eventually, I made to hip, happenin' Greensboro. My brother picked me up. We stopped at the grocery store and bought a bottle of wine and headed back to his house.

The next morning, we went grocery shopping. And I bought a shirt for church (I forgot to pack one). The parents arrived. We talked. Cooked dinner. And went to a Christmas Eve service. I did not burst into flames upon entering the church. And the church roof did not collapse. I believe those two things should prove to all of you that there is no God.

Or that He/She/It doesn't really care about what we do. You decide. No pressure.

Saturday morning (i.e. CHRISTMAS!!!!!), we awoke to this:

My Christmas presents were all wonderful. Because my brother works for the Ralph Lauren dot Com, it was a very Polo Christmas ...

1225101342.jpg3 ties, a t-shirt, a dress shirt, and a SuperCUTE hoodie sweater

I also got some money (to pay for pottery class!) and a gift card to Nordstrom's. Oh, yeah! SHOPPING! My "fun" present was from my Crazy Aunt:

1225100959.jpgWho *doesn't* need an LED headlamp?


The snow continued to snow, and many hours later, it looked like this:


We got about 6-8 inches. GAH! Srsly. WTF?

I think my brother was happy with his present (RoboRally, a supercool board game). I gave my parents a bowl and a goat (they're great for families!).

Sunday, my parents had planned to go to church, but all the churches were closed (insert "aw" sound here). We lounged around, and, then, around 1, my brother and I met with my Greensboro Fan Club. Here's a picture of me with the President of my Greensboro Fan Club:

Why, yes, I did knit that scarf for her.

And, on Monday, I woke up at 4AM, checked my flight, saw it was on time, showered, dressed, checked my flight again, saw that it was delayed four hours, and I died. Right there. On the spot.

And, from this point on, the previous post takes over (I think) ...

*smooches*

Holiday Update: Teaser Edition

Good morning, Kittens.
 
I forgot to upload my pictures last night, so I'm not going to do my full-blown (*heh* "blown) holiday post until I get home tonight.  Until then, here's a little something to tide you over ...
 
A big whoops at Airport Security.
There was snow.  6-8 inches of it.
Lots of food.
Good presents. 
Not nearly enough booze.
And,
A delayed flight home.
 
Once home, SCGB picked me up at the airport.  yay!  So, I took him out to lunch.  We ate at Adega ... and drank a bottle of wine.  Back home, I took a long winter's nap.  And, then, SCGB and I met Mike (Who Makes Cakes) at McGinty's for Pub Trivia.  We got SPANKED.  BUT, our team did when a prize for best team name: FAUXpocalypse.
 
Not much going on today.  I need to do my year-end employee self-review (why, yes, I *did* do a FANTASTIC job).  Then, grocery shopping, ironing, and blogging.  Woo hoo!
 
Have a groovy day!
*smooches*

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Have Yourself a Merry Little [Generic Holiday]

Good morning, kittens!
 
And, it's finally arrived.  The last day of work before the Xmas Holiday.  I'll be flying to Greensboro tonight (around 10PM).  Woo hoo.  I'll be leaving for the airport after work.  It will get me there early, but it's better than going home first and leaving from there.
 
Meanwhile, look what I got from my co-worker: http://www.flickr.com/photos/enviroboi/5284973279/ ... Best Xmas Present EVER?  Hmmm.  Perhaps.
 
Last night was super exciting.  I did laundry and drank vodka.  And then one of the washing machines stopped working.  So I had to move all my sopping wet clothes into the other washing machine.  fun times.  Then, I packed my little suitcase.  And SCGB came down for some boozy eggnog. 
 
Then, I went to bed.
 
I doubt I will be updating much this weekend (if at all).  So for those of you who are celebrating, have a Merry Christmas.  For the rest of you, have a fabulous weekend.
 
*smooches* and *huggles*
 

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

It Happened On Night

Good morning, kittens.
 
This is the cute little face that greeted me this morning: http://www.flickr.com/photos/enviroboi/5283003830/.  Awwwww.  Poor sad hungry kitty.
 
Last night was Super FUN!  I met SCGB and SuperCute Anthony (who we met last Saturday at CJ's Awesome Holiday Shindig) at Nellie's for Drag Bingo.  The only problem is that (1) I drank too much and (2) I didn't eat enough.  So, put that together and you have (1) me inappropriately drunk texting people and (2) very bad hangover this morning.  Anyway, Anthony is SuperCute.  Did I mention that?  I may have a little crush.  *sigh*
 
Also, Drag Bingo is LOUD.  So we were yelling at each other all night.  I am hoarse this morning. 
 
But other than the hangover and the hoarseness and the residual drunk text embarassment, I am doing Great!  It's my next-to-last day of work before I fly to NC for the holiday weekend.
 
Tonight will be SuperBusy, because I have to do a TON of laundry and I have to pack.  And pick up my boots that are being repaired.  And try to find a stuffed goat.
 
Good times.
 
Have a great day!
*smooches*

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Just Another Manic Monday

Good Morning, Kittens!
 
Last night was SuperFun.  SCGB and I met our friends, Gayle and the Nuge at McGinty's. I had a small wedding gift to give them.  While waiting for them to arrive, Pub Trivia started.  SCGB and I thought "what the hell," and started playing.  Team Martini *ROCKED* the Pub Trivia.  Gayle and the Nuge arrived about halfway through and helped us to come in 4th place. YAY Team Martini!  The sad thing is that only 1 point separated us from 3rd Place (which would have been $15 off our tab).  Boo.
 
And, Gayle gave me this totes awesome hand-bedazzled martini shaker.  So cute and fun!  I didn't have time to snap a photo, but will try to do so in the next day or so. 
 
In other exciting news, StickSteven 2010 Year in Review is ready to be sent out.  Yay!  If you don't receive your copy either by email or through a facebook message, please let me know!  Also, the pdf file is pretty big, so if you can't open it, let me know and I'll send you the smaller jpg version.
 
Tonight, I am going to drag bingo with some people I met at CJ's SuperFantastic Holiday Party last weekend (which I forgot to mention in my wrap-up yesterday.  Apologies to CJ and his SuperFine Partner).  Someone may be dragging in a bit late to work tomorrow.  We shall see ...
 
I guess that's about it.  Have a great day!
*smooches*

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Week Update: Orlando Sucks Edition

Good Afternoon, Kittens.

I'm taking a break from my annual StickSteven Year in Review holiday letter and thought I'd finally update my blog. I am sure you are getting tired of looking at a shadowy me.

So ... Last Sunday morning, I left for the airport for my work trip to Orlando. I got to the airport in plenty of time. Unfortunately, our plane did not. In fact, our plane was trapped in Boston by fog/weather. And DCA was also in danger of closing to all flights because of limited sight distance. Aren't all these planes guided by Advanced Robotics anyway?

My flight, which was supposed to take off around 1PM had not even arrived by 3PM. Gah. How did JetBlue remedy the situation? They put the entire flight on SuperShuttle vans and drove us to Dulles. Where we had to go through security all over again. Ugh.

Once on the flight, I needed a gin & tonic. Apparently, so did the little grandmother sitting beside me. She reached into her pocket and pulled out a mini bottle, saying "I bring my own and security has never questioned it. I just put it in my coat pocket. I guess because it is less than 2 oz."

"You know you can put it in your quart bag with your toiletries, right," I asked.

"Oh. I wouldn't want to be that obvious about it," she said, as she screwed the top back on and returned it to her pocket. I love me some Closet Drinkin' Grannies!

The flight landed around 8ish. I was checked in at my hotel by 930. Yay. I had a drink and an appetizer at the hotel bar and went to bed.

Monday through Thursday, I was in class. I was hoping to be able to take public transportation around town in the evenings after class. However, it was sooooooo damn cold I didn't want to wait for the trolleys. OMG. Weather.com totally lied to me about the temperature. At night, it was dropping down to below freezing. UGH.

Luckily, my friend, Carolyn, was in Orlando for another conference. And she had a rental! On Wednesday night, we went out to dinner to Emeril's Tchoup Chop. The food was OK. A little on the bland side. Not entirely sure it was worth my entire per diem that day.

After picking up a 6-pack at Walgreen's, Carolyn dropped me off at the hotel around 11PM. As I was entering the elevator, a guy hopped on. I pressed 5. He didn't press anything.

"You have the right idea," he said, nodding towards my beer.
"Yep," I said.
"Are you here for business or pleasure," he asked.
"Am I being picked up," I thought. "Or marked to be robbed in this elevator all by myself?"
"Fun," I said. Then the elevator stopped and the doors opened.
"I'd like to join you," he said, as I left the elevator.
"Ack," I thought and didn't reply. Halfway to my room, I stopped to see if he had followed me. He hadn't.

Weird.

The next day, after reflecting about what happened, I reported the incident to hotel security. I did this for two reasons (1) I got the impression that he was not a guest of the hotel and (2) I wanted to know what security measures they have in place in case something had happened. Trust me, I was ready to break a bottle of beer over his head if I had to.

On Thursday, I only had class until noon. AND, the weather finally warmed up to the 60s. Yay! Carolyn and I spent the afternoon at the Outlets. I didn't buy anything.

And, finally, on Friday, I returned home. I got home around 5:30PM. So good to be back. Later that evening, Tomokito came down for drinks. She and Baby Hana left on Saturday for Japan. Jealous.

Saturday, I did grocery shopping and cleaning. Which is what I have been doing today as well. And working on the StickSteven 2010 Year in Review.

Back to work tomorrow. yay.

Have a great rest of your day! *smooches*

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Greetings from Orlando

Good Evening, Kittens!

I have many fun stories to tell about my trip to Orlando, but it is TOO COLD to type them all up. You'll have to wait until I get back home (on Friday) ... back to the land where when it is cold they turn on the heat (rather than leave the a/c on).

To keep you entertained until then, here's a picture of me nekkid ...


Have a great rest of the week.
*smooches*

Friday, December 10, 2010

VUBOQ Reads a Book or Two

Good Morning, Kittens.

As the 2010 comes crashing to a dramatic and fanciful close, everyone makes the lists. You may remember I bought a Nook around the beginning of this year. Francis the Nook has made reading much more convenient and the 45 min (on a good day) commute to work much more enjoyable.

So, here's a list of the books I've read (in no particular order ... although I used the covers of my favorite fiction and non-fiction books of the year as illustrations):

Michael Tolliver Lives -- Armistead Maupin
Pride and Prejudice -- Jane Austen
Cleopatra: A Life --Stacy Schiff
Never Let Me Go -- Kazuo Ishiguro
You Are Not a Stranger Here -- Adam Haslett
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo -- Stieg Larsson
The Girl who Played with Fire -- Stieg Larsson
The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest -- Stieg Larsson
The Hunger Games -- Suzanne Colllins
Catching Fire -- Suzanne Collins
Mockingjay -- Suzanne Collins
Sons and Lovers -- D.H. Lawrence
The Scarlet Letter -- Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Poisonwood Bible -- Barbara Kingsolver
One Day-- David Nicholls
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet -- David Mitchell
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
-- Michael Lewis
Liar's Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street -- Michael Lewis
The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon --David Grann
House of Versace: The Untold Story of Genius, Murder, and Survival -- Deborah Ball
Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature -- Janine M. Benyus
Lost in a Good Book -- Jasper Fforde
The Well of Lost Plots -- Jasper Fforde
Something Rotten -- Jasper Fforde
First Among Sequels -- Jasper Fforde
The Help --Kathryn Stockett
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks -- Rebecca Skloot

A busy year of books, no? I am currently reading (and thoroughly enjoying) Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist, and Sexual Renegade by Justin Spring ... but I doubt I will finish it by the end of the year. It's long. With lots of juicy footnotes. Rumor has it that GayProf is the Distinguished Professor from Midwestern Funky Town who had a Wild Night of Passion with Steward around page 130. Names are strictly confidential, so we'll never know for sure.

And what did you read this year? Anything worth sharing?

Have a great day! *smooches*



Thursday, December 09, 2010

Center of Fabulous

Good morning, Kittens.

As you may well remember, yesterday, GayProf posted the beginnings of our fun little bloggy conversation. And, without further ado, here's GayProf/VUBOQ Joint Blog Post, Part II: Electric Boogaloo ...

VUBOQ: Of course, you know what goes great with a vegetarian diet? BOOZE! As you may know, I love the alcohol. Fermentation is my friend. Some people, when planning a party, put a lot of thought into the food they are serving or the decorations or even which of their hundreds of sets of dishware they are going to use. For me, I concentrate on the Signature Cocktail for the evening … and the rest of the party falls into place.

GayProf: So, you are saying the key to being a vegetarian is drinking to forget the pain?

VUBOQ: Yes.

My Signature Cocktail usually involves an infused vodka of some sort mixed with punch. As a service to my (very few) non-drinking friends, I never spike the punch.

At my most recent party, I made a delicious ginger-infused vodka. The punch was pineapple-orange-lemon. And after enough of those boozy cocktails no one gave a flying fork about what food was served and what dishes we used (if you must know – I used my supercute cut glass triangular plates with matching punch cups, which my parents got as a wedding present).

GayProf: I am jealous of your snack sets. Only one dish set that I own originally had a snack set option. They are absurdly expensive on the ebay. Then again, I do have the grill plate option for my dishware. Only depression-era engineering would guarantee that you can eat without any of your food touching.

With agreeing to host Thanksgiving this year, I remembered why I always aim for a cocktail party rather than a dinner party. Dinner elevates the expectations of guests. You are responsible for giving them the major meal of the day.

With a cocktail party, though, people see any food as a happy surprise. Plus, what with the drinking, they end up having a good time no matter what.

VUBOQ: For the holidays this year, I am going to attempt Candy Cane Vodka. That sounds like fun, doesn’t it? And, I’ve been toying with the idea of orange-infused bourbon. What do you think, GP? Delicious or Disaster in the Making?

GayProf: It’s wintery marvelousness! The trick, of course, is whether you will be able to balance the mint and sweetness. Go too far in one direction, and you are drinking syrup. Too far in the other direction, and it’s mouthwash. My guess, though, is that you know exactly what you are doing.

Quite frankly, though, the orange infused bourbon sounds like a better stripe of genius (maybe because I have not been so keen on candy canes since I was around 9 or so). Orange bourbon would be like taking one step out of the tediousness of making an old fashioned!

VUBOQ: I have been remiss in my co-blogging and have already made both the Candy Cane Vodka and the Orange Bourbon. Both are deliciously drinkable straight or as part of a cocktail. The Orange Bourbon does indeed make a lovely Old Fashioned. I’ve been mixing the Candy Cane Vodka with either coffee, hot cocoa, or club soda.

For those of you who are interested in making either of these holiday concoctions, here’s how:

Candy Cane Vodka = 2 dozen mini candy canes + 750 mL Vodka + about 2-3 hours.

Orange Bourbon = 3 oranges (sliced) + 750 mL Bourbon + about 5-6 days. Strain out and toss the orange slices (They do not taste delicious. Yes, I sampled them … I did that for you, my kittens).

GayProf: What if Bourbon doesn’t last in my house for 5-6 days?

For my part, I want to attempt making Tom and Jerry this holiday season. It was the drink of choice during the 1930s (after the repeal of that pesky Prohibition), but has basically been forgotten today. Basically, it is a form of eggnog. Except it is served warm, sometimes has coffee added, and involves much, much more liquor (which explains its popularity). Best of all, it has its own serving bowl! What hostess would be caught dead without a Tom and Jerry set?

VUBOQ: I believe we need to see a photo of your set.

GayProf: Alas, the bowl to my set broke in transit. It was an art-deco style.

I suppose Tom and Jerry fell out favor given it involves some raw eggs. People are so skittish about semolina these days.

VUBOQ: Personally, I have never found wheat used to make pasta frightening. To each their own, I suppose.

GayProf: Salmonella. Smart ass. Damn my lack of spelling skills and the “autocorrecting” MSWord.

Quite frankly, now that most “eggnog” that you purchase in supermarkets has the dreaded High
Fructose Corn Syrup added to it, I think that it is time that we take back our right to decent noggy drinks. Let’s show the corn empire that we reject their devil’s syrup. Well, unless it’s pecan pie. Then I might make an exception.

VUBOQ: Isn’t it called “corn sugar” now? Mmmm. Corn sugar sounds so Natural and Healthy!

My SuperFantastic Cuzin wrote a poem about low-fat eggnog many years ago. I can’t find my copy of it, but it began like this:

Low fat eggnog
Is not for me
No way, no how,
No Sirree.
High fat nog
Is how I like it
Eggs and cream and
Then I spike it.

She is a poetic genius (among her many other talents). Back in the day, when we were bored at work, we would email silly rhyming poems to each other.

Speaking of talented people (and to make this post *even* gayer), how many Oscar nominations do you think “Burlesque” will garner? I’m going to guess 4: Best Supporting Actress (CHER!), Best Original Song (Show Me How You Burlesque), Best Score, and something technical like Costumes or Cinematography.

GayProf: Oh, Burlesque will surely sweep the Oscars. I mean, with that acting and tightly woven script, how could it not?

VUBOQ: Of course, “Burlesque” will totally rack up the Golden Globe nominations (refusing to insert pun here about Christina Aguilera) because the Foreign Press Association loves campy good times (See: Zadora, Pia).

GayProf: I tend to like it when movie companies transparently make films for gay audiences. I mean, even though the movie is entitled “Burlesque,” I don’t think they could have made the women’s dance numbers less sexy if they all were wearing angora sweaters. Meanwhile, they provided gratuitous screen time to a naked Cam Gigandet. Aside from simply projecting gay porn, they know what the gays want: Sparkles, dance routines, naked men, and, of course, Cher.

VUBOQ: For those of you who have not yet seen this cinematic masterpiece, why not? Get thee to a theater! It’s CHER, for chrissakes. Sparkly! Fabulous!

Have a great day! *smooches*

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Center of Fabulous

Good morning, Kittens!
 
Check out my co-post with GayProf over on his blog today.  And come back here tomorrow for Part II.
 
Have a great day!
*smooches*

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

I Love My Mondays Off

Good morning, Kittens!
 
Let me just tell you, after such a crazy boozy weekend, it is sooooo good to be back at work.  *cough*  *dies*
 
Yesterday was a totally awesome day.  I had intended to catch an early showing of Harry Potter 7(a); however, my booze-adled body did not want to move off of the sofa.  Instead, I met Ray for a late lunch at Matchbox.  Mmmm.  Delicious.  Then, we did a little shopping.  I returned a cardigan and got a new belt.  I have been without a decent brown belt for about a month. I considered buying some new pants but decided to wait 'til after Xmas.  Ray and I also looked for a menorah for my office's multi-cultural holiday display.  I couldn't find one ... although the singing/dancing plush rabbi (for only $7) was tempting.
 
Then, I headed home.  I checked a few places in Silver Spring for the menorah, but I was not successful in my quest.  Once home, I did a little housework and, then, around 7 Mike (Who Makes Cakes) came over.  He wanted to copy my Burlesque soundtrack.  He brought Baja Fresh for dinner.  Mmmmm.  Baja Fresh.  Later, SCGB and K-Factor came down for drinks.  They all left around 10 and I went to bed.  Bed is good.
 
Today, I have to leave work a little early for an "appointment."  A hair appointment!  Yay!  Time to be reblonded!  So happy.
 
And, that's all the news I have.  Have a great day!
*smooches*

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Weekend Update: Winter Gala Edition

Good afternoon, kittens.

Last night was my company's Winter Gala! Since I would know all of about 3 people (out of about 400), I invited the Fabulous ShallowGal to be my "date." Let's just say that, in a conservative company made up mostly of retired military, we caused a bit of confusion. She has kids? And a husband? And it's not you? Correct!

Can you spot the bad hairpiece?



Anyway, here are a few photos from the evening ... (one of us has a new camera that he still hasn't quite figured out) ...

Hmm...

Maybe a little better?
Almost there ...
Fourth time's the charm, no?
Anyway, the booze was good (and free!). The food was typical hotel ballroom fare. And, my hot date was the best! So all in all a pretty good evening.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend. I'm off tomorrow too. Yayz!

*smooches*

Friday, December 03, 2010

Friday

Good Morning, Kittens.
 
This week seemed like it was never going to end.  Five-day work weeks coming off a four-day weekend are the WORST.  But, we made it!  Yay us!
 
I've got quite a bit to accomplish today at work.  Including finishing up an end-of-year report. 
 
After work, a co-worker and I are meeting up with our former "mentor" for happy hour.  She is no longer our mentor since she was laid off a few months ago. We're going somewhere in Alexandria.  Chadwicks?  Something like that.  In honor of journeying across the Potomac into Preppylandia, I wore this.  It's my own private Label Queen joke - I'm wearing four things Ben Sherman. (Five if you count that my manbag is also Ben Sherman): sweatshirt, shirt, belt, shoes.  I am actually kind of pleased how well the tie matches ... I stumbled across it in Marshalls the other day.
 
Tomorrow is my company's Holiday Party!  Since I will know about 5 people there (out of about 500 or so), I've invited the Perfect Date.  Which will make the even much more funner.  Srsly.
 
My other plans for the weekend include lots of cleaning, ironing, and possibly venturing down into the basement storage area to haul up my Xmas Decorations.  Purple! Tinsel! Tree!
 
And, I'm off on Monday!  Hurray for Flex Days!  I think I'm going to try to catch the Harry Potter movie and then go to the National Portrait Gallery.
 
Good times!
Have a great day and a fabulous weekend!
*smooches*
 
 

Thursday, December 02, 2010

I Met a Famous Blogger!

Good Morning, Kittens!
 
Yesterday was SuperFantastico!  I left work a little early to meet the Famous Blogger, Kelly Stern!  After reading each other's blogs since BOSSY's First Road Trip, we finally met at Smith & Wollensky's on 19th St.  They actually have a pretty decent happy hour - reduced price bar menu and $4 draft beerz.  I haven't been to the S&W in years ... maybe it was 2002? or 2003? The event was a free Johnny Walker Tasting.  Which was uberboozy ... and a very difficult day at work the next day ... I rolled in around noon and slept at my desk until 2.  The last 3 hours at work were fine though ;-)
 
This visit to the S&W was not nearly as intoxicating, but much more fun! And I'm looking forward to even more boozy Good Times w/ Kelly (and Bossy? and Jeff?)!
 
After Kelly and I parted, I headed home, poured myself a glass of wine, and blobbed until bedtime.  Oh, yeah.  I know how to live.
 
Not much other excitement going on here.  alas.
 
And, now, I must work.  *ugh*
 
Have a great day!  *smooches*

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

I Force You to Look at My Pottery

Good Morning, Kittens.

Yesterday was quite CRAY-ZEEEE! I had to take part in a meeting in which I was to give my quarterly presentation to the 1-star and 2-star generals. About an hour before the meeting, I decided to make some minor changes to my slides. I went to the shared file and -somehow- my slides had been replaced with the slides from a previous meeting. Um. GAH! PANIC!

I fixed the slides. Spoke to a few people, but was not 100% confidant my fixed slides would show up at the meeting. Fortunately, they did. And, my presentation was, to quote the Administrative Assistant, "spectacular."

I know. I am amazing. Or, at least, I know how to give Good Presentation.

For the rest of the day, I worked on a few other ongoing projects. Deadlines! Approaching! ACK!

Once home, I took pictures of my pottery. Here are some:

Mug:

fallpottery2010 019It is very similar-looking to this mug. I may give them both to the Colornatrix for her Xmas Present.


Oval Bowl:

fallpottery2010 018I may keep this. Or I may not.


Ugly Little Round Vase:

fallpottery2010 013Note to self: Warm Jade + Black Glaze = Ew.


The rest of the pottery I picked up are wedding gifts. You will see them after they've been gifted. Maybe.

One of which will be gifted after work today ... Stay tuned for that little surprise :-)

Have a great day! *smooches*