Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Mackenzie's first day of school!

My wonderful little goddaughter, Mackenzie Reece Ayers, had her first day of kindergarten, yesterday! Robin sent around some adorable pictures, but it's so hard to believe that she's growing up so quickly!!! Five years old and in school already - NO WAY! Look how cute these pigtails and gigantic backpack are!

On another note, I'm going to TX for Labor Day weekend to see the Ayers family (and a handful of other TX friends). I can't wait to hit golf balls, play, color, and EVEN watch Hannah Montana!

I really love someecards...mostly because they are so dry and sarcastic! Whenever I get a newsletter from the company I can't WAIT to see the newest cards. Today, I saw this one and boy did it make me laugh! In my job I deal with a lot of crazy environmentalists and I hear about greenhouse gases all day long, so when I saw this one, I was ALMOST tempted to shoot it around...not really, but it still made me laugh!

Friday, August 22, 2008

New Office

Next week, "the developer" moves into our temporary headquarters, as we're going to knock these offices down and rebuild. We're going down the street to one of our buildings that has some vacant office space above a tenant. Everyone has been joking that because it's temporary, we won't have anything will be like camping for a year. Well, last night, we went to the Camp for a tour and OH MY GOSH has this company gone bonkers. There is camping gear everywhere, about 150 Christmas trees, tree logs with camp signs and directions, the conference rooms are named after famous camping locations (Yosemite, Jellystone Park, etc), and the "common area" is anything but common. We have a flat screen TV with a WII and Guitar Hero, a 350 sq foot recreation location with corn hole, ping pong, picnic tables, and horseshoes (sand pits and all), and a ton of tents and camp chairs. It's really unbelievable! I love working here and can't wait to have the annual Halloween Party when we can invite guests to come and see it!

Dave Matthews Band

Clare and I went and saw the Dave Matthews concert on Wednesday night at Staples Center. IT WAS INCREDIBLE! This was actually my first DMB show...which is odd, because my friends have all been multiple time - I wonder why I was never invited!!! Ha! Anyway, we had "the developers" seats and they were pretty darn awesome. I must say that I naively thought that because the concert was indoors that there wouldn't be too much pot smoking going on...boy was I wrong! Needless to say, I slept like a baby that night and had weird dreams. Having never tried pot, I have to wonder if that was a contact high or if I was just THAT tired. : ) Regardless, we had a wonderful time, highlighted by the people watching. There was a woman in front of us, decked out in her Ann Taylor glory (seriously, a baby blue dress and cardigan over it) that was shakin her BA-DONK-A-DONK all night. AND some crazy dude in the front broke out some glow sticks at one point. Too funny!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Shout out to 1990

It was 1990, the year I was transitioning from braces and mall bangs with bad perms, to a cool 8th grader. I was dancing competitively with my friend Rachel at Dance Precisions and learning all about makeup. I knew how to work the VCR and caught every last episode of Saved by the Bell, which had just started the year before. I thought I was cool and...I had BRIGHT BLUE mascara.

Flash forward to my night 'o chores last night. I was in a hyper cleaning mode at home, doing all sorts of laundry, vacuuming, etc, before I ran to the grocery store. I picked up a boatload of groceries (all low fat, natch), some more cleaning supplies, and oh yeah, some Great Lash mascara. Now caveat here, I'm fussy about most makeup and spend more than I probably should on everything EXCEPT mascara! How weird is that? Anyway, in my cleaning splendor, I opened up the mascara, tossed away the packaging AND my old one and continued cleaning. This morning, as I was getting ready for a meeting at 6:30am, I pulled out the new pink and green tube and noticed that OH DEAR LORD, I bought yep, you guessed it, bright blue mascara.

What a way to start my day!

Monday, August 18, 2008


I've been TOTALLY remiss in posting about the 2nd Annual Waterski and Winetasting Weekend! On August 7, a group of friends and family traveled up to Lake Nacimiento, where we rented a 3,000 sq ft house in a private marina for a few days of serious fun! STJ flew in from Vegas, Justin flew in from OR, and my parents, Missie, Shuler, and I drove up from OC. The "Pagerlunds" drove down from Sacramento, too! We had such a wonderful time and came up with all sorts of ideas for next year, too!

My dad woke a bunch of us up at 6am for early ski runs, and we played and laid out on Friday. Saturday morning, after our ski runs, we went into Paso Robles and winetasted our little hearts out! We hit up Justin, Tablas Creek, Halter Ranch, and Adelaida. DELISH! We also had an Apples to Apples tournament...which I won! ; ) A few of us hit the hot tub on the deck, too...and it wouldn't be a trip with Lisa Page unless there was some sort of a dance party in the living room. Ha!

The only downside of the trip was on Sunday morning, we saw that two of our best wakeboards (and a rope) were stolen off the boat. : ( But, as my dad said..."it's just stuff."

I wish we lived closer to the lake and closer to my friends, but this was a fantastic trip and I already can't wait to do it again next year!

me on the lake first thing in the morning... it was barely 60 degrees outside, but the water was 80!
my dad in his fav place!
STJ showing us all up
how I'd like to drink my grape juice
the whole AWaWWe II group
my ski is a HO
Julie was DOMINATING everyone in the Apples to Apples tournament. : )
Missie jumping on the wakeboard
my girls!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Poop Deck

So, some of you know that not long ago, I had a work day with my dad. We did some small projects and power washed the deck, which was awesome because it was super dirty AND because I finally got my new patio furniture out there. Well, I woke up to this the other day and I'm SUPER pissed about it!

It may not look like much, but just the fact that the area birds are using my deck and furniture as a toilet GROSSES me out!!!