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Category: birthday

09/17/09 04:27 - 50ºF - ID#49792

happy birthday carey!


!HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
I hope it's full of surprises! Wish I could be there to help celebrate.



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Category: potpourri

09/08/09 08:01 - 63ºF - ID#49723

party poopers

I'm curious for a little input. If you were planning a party...and at this party you wanted certain things..and those certain things cost money...and you're willing to pay that money because you want to be happy...and you invite people to your party because you want them to join you in your happiness...

1. Would you get a little upset if someone said, "I'm not coming to the pre-party event but I'll pop by the party for a little bit as long as I can also bring my kid" (who was not invited).

2. How would you respond to such a statement?


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09/04/09 06:58 - 56ºF - ID#49695

worlds sexiest camel



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Miss Qatar 2009

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Category: wedding plans

09/03/09 06:53 - 56ºF - ID#49684

wedding planning update

The biggest lesson Rory and I are learning about planning a wedding...if you make a great team, you won't have any stress - it's the family that adds unnecessary stress to just about everything.

It would help if people stopped saying things like, "that's so far", "i don't like that colour", and "that's not my style" and started saying things like, "i'm so happy for you", "can i do anything to help", and "i can't wait to celebrate with you".

Otherwise, I can't wait for October 31st to be here!
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08/21/09 04:31 - 80ºF - ID#49591

my new favorite bedtime show

I can't get enough of this guy!

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Category: work

08/14/09 02:58 - 70ºF - ID#49530

hey strangers

I'm still alive. Been super, super, super busy with work. We've had lots of changes which included my direct supervisor quitting and dumping a shitload of her work onto me. It set me pretty far behind on my own tasks, so I've been doing non-stop long hours since I got back from the states. FINALLY, all the training is over and I can begin to relax for 1 week until school starts, and Ramadan begins, and all the conduct and fire alarms begin.

Oh, we also had a trainee that was supposed to join us and supervise the new female hall, but then she decided the package wasn't good enough for her. Yah, someone with a BA applying to get trained for a job that requires a MA decided she should get paid just as much as we do. FYI, what she was offered is what the average hall director makes in the US WITH the MA. Anyway, I get another hall to look after, because I'm not busy enough trying to keep up with new expectations and still finalize wedding plans with 3 receptions on 3 continents. Seriously, Rory and I should win some kind of award for that.

Oh top of that, I just found out our director has decided to leave too, effective October. So Lord only knows what's going to happen now.

I'm behind on loads of photos, but thought I'd force myself to at least get a smattering of some posted today. I'll sleep better tonight!

an old photo from my trip to seattle in march:

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my knitting class in may:

results after lesson 1

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results from lesson 2

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product after lesson 3

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product after lesson 4

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product after lesson 5

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snapshots from the short trip home:

my nephew ryan really took to rory, whatever rory did, ryan wanted to do too - adorable teeth brushing session

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me and my mom

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my precious bambi

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my youngest nephew, fox

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freezing our asses off during 'summer' at shakespeare in the park

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photos from the shower:

a game rory and I had to play answering questions about each other, each wrong answer equaled another marshmallow in the mouth. I lost.

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another game where teams had to place their roll of TP onto a teammates plunger....

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end of the night bonfire, it was a perfect day

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quick trip to italy:

rome, with a view of vatican city (dome)

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rory and his mate lawrence viewing the ruins

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a look inside the colleseum

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being romantic by trevi fountain
(we saw 2 engagements in less than 15 minutes)

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a pit stop in capri

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the streets of pompeii

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pretending to be security guards with our tourist radios

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hillside of pompeii

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recovered bodies in pompeii; you can actually see their expressions!

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06/04/09 06:43 - 47ºF - ID#48837

i'm the shiz-knit!

So happy it's Thursday. Been a long week of people making we wake up waaaaaaay earlier than I normally do, which has totally messed with my body clock. It's like I have been living in mist and nothing is really clear. I even shocked Rory by being very, very sleepy one night and it was only 11pm! Unheard of.

Anyhoo...I finished the baby booties last night and despite a few oopsies here and there, they look like big fluffly baby socks! I can't believe it. So starting from zero knowledge or skill in knitting 5 weeks ago, I've now made 2 hats and a set of booties! Exciting! I'm working on another hat (they are obviously easier to make) to finish by my last class on Tuesday. All the hats and booties we make are going to be donated to babies in Palestine. I'll post photos after my last class.

Now I'm confident with some of the basics, I'm going to attempt making a shrug for my wedding. I also found a shirt I really want that has a ball of yarn with some knitting needles yelling, "I'm the Shiz-Knit". Seriously, who knew this 'old lady' stereotype activity was so much freaking fun!?
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06/01/09 07:23 - 46ºF - ID#48809

willies, willies, i love willies

I can't get enough of (British version) the IT Crowd. It's flippin' hysterical. If you can get your hands on it, you won't be disappointed!

(the title comes from a song in one of the episodes)
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05/21/09 09:09 - 68ºF - ID#48710

what chaps my ass these days

I'll pick just one that's on my mind....

Having people at work tell me what I should be doing with my free time. Like seriously judging me and giving me dirty looks because I'm doing something other than what THEY think I should be doing with my free time. Kiss my chocolate starfish, just after I've eaten a spicy bean burrito.

Thank you and goodnight.
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05/19/09 05:48 - 36ºF - ID#48693

everyday updates

I fell last night. Crossing the street to my car with a bunch of shit in my arms. It's a shame no one was there to see it because I'm pretty positive it looked like one of those highly entertaining falls in a romantic comedy. Unfortunately I didn't have the luxury of landing on foam.

Rory was waiting just inside the gate to hear me drive off, but all he heard was a thump, followed by 'FUCK'. I seriously can't remember the last time I fell so hard that I actually cried.

I thought I broke my middle toe, and my knee is having trouble bending due to the red golf ball sized lump mounted on its exterior. I also banged my wrist up pretty good.

It almost made me nostalgic for the days when (e:theecarey) seemed to land me in pickle after pickle of imminent bodily harm. Those were the days; leaving home a healthy teen, coming home an ER case.

Wedding planning is going exceptionally well. Everything is in order and 50% flat out paid for, which is a good feeling. I didn't want to have outstanding debt like many people do, which seems ridiculous.

We'll be home in July and having the BBQ shower probably that first weekend. We'll get e-Vites out soon!

I'm sooooo glad I didn't pay to see Enrique. He is terrible live. I was so disappointed. He was out of tune a lot, had NO interaction with the crowd, and made them sing most of the choruses. Oh, and he played for a total of 55 minutes, including end applause, brief retreat, and encore. He also started 20 minutes late.


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