Archive for September, 2005

belly busting

Thursday September 29, 2005

I ran home after lunch because I couldn’t button my pants. I was incredibly uncomfortable and I didn’t think I could sit at my desk with my pants unzipped (even though I did it just for a second and it felt like heaven). I changed into some pants that I could breath easier in and not have to worry about my belly busting the button. I wonder if anyone noticed?

i do miss my friends

Wednesday September 28, 2005

day to begin

Monday September 26, 2005

I awoke knowing that it was my first day of my new career. I was ready for the day to begin. I had planned out my outfit the night before and even flossed before I went to bed.

When I woke up I called Jake and asked him if he wanted to go for a walk. I haven’t exercised in months. Let alone gotten up early to do it. We walked in the misty morning rain.

I shaved my legs. I sprayed volumizing tonic in my hair. I threw an apple in my purse. I set my tape to record Oprah.

I now have an office (okay…it’s only a cubicle) but it has a desk and a computer and a telephone and office supplies (which is my favorite part). There was even a plant welcoming me! I am going to have a business credit card. I get vacation hours and sick leave and insurance.

I will be working afternoons and nights now (which means I will have to do some serious taping of my shows, but that is okay). I am working with college students. Today I found out these students are exceptional and talented; which is so exciting!

I know I made a good first impression today. And that makes me feel really great.

no longer

Wednesday September 21, 2005

I no longer can watch TV all day.
I no longer can say that I did nothing all day.
I no longer can leave for days at a time with not a care in the world.
I no longer can stay in my pajamas all day.
I no longer can blog all day.
I no longer can do all these things because I am no longer unemployed!

I got the job!


Saturday September 17, 2005

Today Amanda and I walked over a bridge hundreds of feet in the air.

We walked through burning fire.

We screamed when we feel off a cliff.

We flew through caves and passages.

And we both got nauseous.

I had never entered virtual reality before and I don’t think I will head back…

Amanda visited this weekend!!! We have been friends since high school and she is one of my most dear friends. She has inspired me and made me laugh for as long as I have known her. I was so happy that she came to see me in my new city!

We had the most wonderful dinner Friday night. Jake and I made some delicious food…ricotta cheese herb spread, a pear salad with a sweet balsalmic vinaigrette, roasted tomato pasta and a chocolate fudge cake…yummy!

This morning after coffee and scones (chit-chat scones of course) we headed to Iowa State campus for a tour. Jake gave a great tour and showed us the Virtual Reality Center where he works and studies most of his days away. It continues to amaze me that he knows how this stuff works, can actually create it, and then explain how it works to others. He is pretty amazing.

After our tour of campus and our (very fun but nauseating) virtual reality demo, Amanda and I lounged by the pool all afternoon. It was a beautiful day is Ames Iowa!

Then we both drove back to Northfield Minnesota to her house! ha! Tomorrow some other friends are coming here for a day tour of some local farms. I am also heading to Mankato to see the family for a few days.