Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I am off to Thailand!!!

I am off to a fabulous vacation to Thailand for the next 2 1/2 weeks!! Have fun in the cold!!!

Friday, February 20, 2009

I Wear Many Hats

My job title is Vice President in the company as a Financial Advisor but I don't just do financial stuff I am a personal chef for the President, secretary, supply manager, cleaner, tax preparer, accountant, shuttle driver, travel agent, mediator and now IT. Yes I have expanded my horizons and my job description too!!! My dad's computer crashed and so we got him a new hard drive and memory to help out his overtaxed machine but for some reason I was given the job to fix the computer. I think the assumption is that all "young" people are proficient with computers, let me just tell you that is far from the truth!! So after trying to avoid replacing the hard drive for a few weeks the computer finally stopped working so I had to do it!! I had done some research and discovered that you needed some other items to transfer over all your information from one to the next but didn't quite understand all the terminology so I was a bit lost. Against my ever encouraging husbands advice I forged ahead and proceeded to take apart the laptop and then discovered that the hard drive was on the side not the bottom of the computer and it slid out!! Go figure!! After an 30 minutes I figured out that you had to switch a few items off the old hard drive and onto the new one to get it to fit back in that little slot and voila it was in. Well....that is when all my problems started. Yes I then had to figure out how to load things back on so two days later I got everything loaded onto it and figured out how to transfer the missing drivers onto it so I could get the internet up and running. So today it is official the computer is up and running better than before!! And yes I did go running down the stairs cheering in triumph becuase that is me not very subdued in my many faceted life!!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Renewed Obsession

Now that I have a DVR I get to become obsessed with particular shows or themes. Usually it is the mystery or murder shows but I have seen probably all the law and Orders, SVU's, CSI's, Without a Trace and Cold Case and have to sit around and wait for the new ones each week so they don't really fill my show quotas so I was in the market for a new obsession. Yes it has returned to cakes but now I have Ace of Cakes, Amazing Wedding Cakes, Platinum Weddings, Rich Bride Poor Bride and Whose Wedding it it Anyways!! Yes I know strange that I have a rekindled obsession with weddings and cakes but I just go with the flow. I have decided that I need to get better with cake decorating so that I can create magnificent cakes like Duff does and whenever anyone wants a cool treat they will ask me to make them one. This is in my quest to have a long, long list of hobbies since I am lacking in that department as of late. Since my last creation was such a success and I did really enjoy my first round of classes I though why not pick this one back up and continue it. I also have been feeling like I could be a good wedding planner but that is really just all in my head not in reality luckily I know the difference now. So Jesse has been informed that when he wants to give me a gift it is to be cake decorating lessons. So be prepared when I start baking again and dropping samples off to people that you should just take it and smile and then you can toss it when I am not looking!!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

My New Hair Do

The day has come and I have got my hair cut!! I love it!! Thanks you for your assistance in helping me narrow it down.

The results are.....

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Votes Needed!!!

Okay so I am going to have my hair cut tomorrow and I have been trying to decide how I want my hair cut. I have been using this website to check out different styles on my face and now I have narrowed it down to a few. So I want others opinions on what looks the best on this long face of mine!! Something to keep in mind is the new do is for my trip to Thailand where I will not have a hair dryer or other styling appliances. Please vote asap as I am getting my hair cut at noon on Thursday!!!

Here are your options:
Option 1:

Option 2:

Option 3:

Option 4:

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Boot Woes

So I was a very lucky girl this year and got two, yes two, pairs of really cute brown boots for Christmas. Unfortunately both had some issues with them so I was then forced to deal with the stores to try and resolve these issues. First I would like to say Banana Republic is a huge pain in the rear to deal with if something is not correct and I have had several problems with them in the past so I should've known that this one would be nothing different. Okay really it is just with the University Mall location but still. These precious boots here were sadly a mismatched pair of boots, one size 8 and one size 8.5!! Yes that does cause a slight problem when you are trying to actually wear that shoes!! So I finanlly, yes about 2 months later have gotten around to going to Banana to try and resolve this issue and informed them of the mistake. Well I was first told that since this Banana does not carry shoes they really couldn't do anything for me. Then when I prompted her to see if any other stores carried my boot in the correct size she said that nobody did. So then she said that I could return them if I hadn't worn them. Hmmm, lets see...oh yeah they are two different sizes what do you think, did I wear them or not??? Yeah anyways so she refunded my money and off I went to the car. Well the bright idea of calling the actual store where the boots came from jumped into my head and so I gave them a jingle and low and behold yes they did have my missing size 8.5 sitting in a closet full of other sad mismatched shoes!! So yes I had to take matters into my own hands to figure out what to do with a pair of mismatched boots that my feet are just itching to wear. They do have to wait till I ship back the size 8 and then for them to send me back my 8.5 but in the end I will have them in my possession so I can dance around in them!!!

Oh and yes you would think that one girl couldn't possibly have a problem with both pairs of boots, yes this girl did!! My other pair was a 1/2 size too big but was from the lovely Nordstrom that is actually geared towards customer service. So I brought in the shoes and they checked and saw that they did not have the size I was looking for and that nobody had the size. So bummed as I was I brought them home with me but then decided that I would check online for them. Low and behold yes a store in Utah has my size and yes they are in the same color and yes they would put them on hold for me!!! Ahhhh the joys of the internet!!! So soon, very soon I will have all my shoes back into commission and looking good on my feet!!!

Monday, February 2, 2009

First Long Run

(Racing to the Finish)
I have started the training schedule and although I dread it each new day when it is over I am really happy with my performance and that I have actually met the days goal. It does help that I have Kim to run with me otherwise I would talk myself out of getting up in the mornings. Saturday was the first long run of the schedule of 12 miles but it turned to 13 miles due to the Provo Trail was a mile longer than the 12 mile run!! Since it was way too cold to walk the last mile we were forced to run. Essentially I a half marathon on my first go in 2 hours which is right on track for running the full marathon in 4 hours!!! I won't go into long boring detail of my run, that is for the other blog but we am on track and ready to go!!! Watch out Ogden Marathoners we are out to win!!!

(Okay we aren't this angry we just have the sun in our eyes)