20 March 2008

How Design Conference

Registered for How Design Conference today. Really super excited about it. Its in Boston and I've never been so that's a plus. One of the hotels that the conference has lined up has you walking through 2 malls to get to the convention center. Not a good thing for me since I might make to any workshops. But I'm going to try to book the Sheraton since it is connected to the convention center.

My boss let me sign up for a preconference workshop and a Boston studio tour. I'm actually lucky that I get to go. There were at least 4 of us at work that wanted to attend and only 2 were chosen because of budget reasons. I tried booking my flight and register for a hotel but the dumb online travel center thing we have to use gave about 43 options for flights so I gave up. I'll try to get a person on the phone tomorrow.

Crazy thing is. Once I get back from the conference I will be leaving for NY. So basically 2 weeks off for me. Hooray! Actually need to use up my vacation time. I'm maxed out.

18 March 2008

Rogue Wave

My new favorite band of the moment Rogue Wave. I listen to Pandora all day long and I wait for Lake Michigan to come on. I get so POd when I forget to hit pause when I walk away from my desk and miss it while I am gone.

Love Pandora. Its the best way to discover great music.

17 March 2008

Girl Sunday

Went home this Sunday for my aunts birthday. Shes been feeling down since my cousins accident so some of my other cousins thought it would be a good idea to make a day of her birthday. I started my day shopping at the Irvine Spectrum.My cousins took her to the spa during the day while me and a few stayed home to watch the kids. To top the day off we had dinner at the Melting Pot. I think the cheese fondue and dessert was my favorite part. I could of skipped the main course.

Had some traffic on the 5 on my way home, but all and all it was a good day. Have to drive back up next Sunday for Easter, but M will be going with me so I don't have to drive.

09 March 2008

Cubicle Chic

I know I said I wasn't going to post about work anymore, but this is pretty cool. We moved buildings at work and got moved into a 6x6 cube. To make my sad situation work for me, I decided to decorate my cube. It turned out pretty good and I've had a ton of compliments.

I started with my inspiration piece. My bird coat hanger for UO. I also got my bird bank from UO. The wallpaper is actually a picnic table cover from ikea I got last summer. I had to do some bargain shopping so most of the accessories came from ikea. I found my other ceramic bird at Michaels, and the brocade frame came from target.

After decorating my cube, It really feels like I am sitting at home working. I really don't see the cube anymore. I'm really glad that my manager was very supportive while I was creating this world for myself. Maybe this can be my new calling. Cube Decorator.



Questions Answered....

The weekend of first

So Vegas last weekend. This was actually the first time I went to vegas without M. We road a limo from he airport to the hotel. Which was a first. FInally got to see the Wynn. We actually had dinner at Daniel Boulud Brasserie where I tired Jadori chicken, which is some chicken from Japan. Another first for me.

We had an horrible experience checking in at the Luxor the day before so we started Day 2 by switching hotels. I have to say, Planet Hollywood was awesome. The beds were comfy the pillows were fluffy and most important it was clean. We had the brunch. DId a ton of window shopping that day. For dinner that night we headed to NYNY. Finally had some chilean seabass. Buttery goodness. It was so good. We ended the night with Zumanity.

Zumanity wasn't what I expected to see from a Cirque Du Soleil show. This was an 18 and over kinda show. There was some funny parts. I got over the topless girls real quick. I think I wanted to see more Cirque Du Soleil and less discovering my sensual side.

The weekend turned out pretty good considering I've never met the other 2 girls in the group before. It was nice to get away for a little bit. Til next time.