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Category: anniversary

10/31/10 05:14 - 41.ºF - ID#53039

Happy Halloweeniversary!!!

I love you Rory...

For all that you are,

All that you are not,

And all that you can be,


It has been a perfect year and I look forward to every minute with you in the year to come. You are amazing!
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Category: london

09/07/10 04:38 - 67.ºF - ID#52675

tube strike

So today is my first experience living in London with the Underground on strike. It's chaos outside. Buses are passing stops because they are bulging at the seems. Lots of people still haven't made it into work today. Lucky for me my commute is about 30 seconds by elevator :)

Had a FABULOUS birthday yesterday! My lovely husband got me the new Metroid for Wii and I can't wait to have a chance to play it! I also got a new electric toothbrush which makes me happier than a pig in poop :) Best of all he suprised me with tickets for a weekend getaway in Edinburgh this weekend! Woohoo! I have one other little gift but I don't want to post about it just yet. I first have to experiment with it and then I'll share the full scoop.

Even though there is a LOT to learn yet, I feel so much more relaxed in general being here in London. The people I work with are nice and actually LAUGH throughout the day. I'm breathing better because I'm not suffering from dust/sand allergies, the weather right now is pretty much a perfect t-shirt temperature, and I haven't had a single anxiety attack since moving here. I'm so happy to be out of that negative work environment!
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Category: travel

08/01/10 04:54 - 66.ºF - ID#52343

jordan

I'm a little late getting this posted, but here are a few pics from our trek to Jordan.

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a quantum physics experiment perhaps?

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walking the valley of the crescent moon

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the first peek you get of the treasury (we had a guide for part of our trek, he made Rory close his eyes for a minute and then told him to turn around to see the view - while he played Indiana Jones from his cell phone. It was kind of funny.

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the treasury (no, there are no transformers hiding there, i checked)

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it's hard to imagine people actually living in these little caves

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then we drove 2,000 feet below sea level to the dead sea (the water bottles in the car were actually crushed from the pressure change!)

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the salt content is so intense it's actually hard to stay 'standing'...but you don't want your face near the water because the tiniest drop of your lip burns like a son of a pup!

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once i found my 'balance' i managed to stand up...this is in 10 feet of water, 'standing' completely still

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and of course we played in the famed mud

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Category: about doha

07/19/10 12:40 - 79.ºF - ID#52237

you know you live in doha when

You go for a swim in the pool at 7pm and after 15 minutes say, 'oooh, it's a bit chilly now, think I'll go back home'. Get home and look at the thermometer and it reads...102 F. Yah. Today was fuck all hot as ass, and dusty to boot. Bad day to have to move.

Forecast for tomorrow? 113 F, heat index of 152 F with warnings of 'extremely hot' weather. I think the outdoor laborers might actually get the afternoon off!
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Category: about doha

07/08/10 07:09 - 73.ºF - ID#52122

a desert drive

we drove for hours looking at sand
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you could probably do a naked car fire drill out here...no one for miles
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we came across some camels
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one curious camel
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make that a very curious camel!
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Category: about doha

07/06/10 08:19 - 76.ºF - ID#52109

the time has come

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Well, she's on the market. I just hope it brings the buyer as much unexpected joy as she did for me! We met because of this car and I hate to sell it, but we won't need a car in central London! Bye-bye my little Kia.

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Category: pets

07/03/10 01:12 - 77.ºF - ID#52087

blinky


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i miss her.
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Category: dream

06/21/10 08:22 - 67.ºF - ID#51982

martha's new book

I had a dream that I was standing in Martha Stewart's kitchen trying to convince her that she should publish a book on crime scene cleaning. What's that all about?
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Category: job

06/19/10 12:32 - 81.ºF - ID#51958

I got the job!

So we're moving to London! We've already got the kitty sent ahead of time so she can start 'doing her time'. Poor thing, her only crime was to be born here. Now she has to spend 6 months in lock up. At least we'll have her back in time for Christmas :)

Totally stoked about the new job! I start September 1st. Awesome location and yet another chance to be part of a brand new office and create the program. I guess that's going to be my career trademark.

Hopefully folks will actually hop the pond and visit this time! Can't offer you a place to stay since it's a central London flat (ie extremely small) but there are youth hostels and cheaper hotels to be found.

Check it out!



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Category: potpourri

06/02/10 09:17 - 69ºF - ID#51784

salman rushdie

Was the opening plenary speaker at NAFSA last night. He was amazing! It felt so good to hear someone speak about human rights and literature. Plus who knew he's such a funny guy!
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