Saturday, September 29, 2007

Llamas, Burrs and Floppy

Oh my what a day for our poor dog Willougby. This morning started with a birthday party for his friend, Boo, who was turning 1. Yes... a birthday party. There were 7 dogs, doggy birthday cake as well as doggy goody bags. After leaving the party with pink doggy frosting on his face Willougby was dropped off for grooming... something he hates. He was picked up looking like a Llama. It was hard to take a picture of him to show you, but he really does look like a Llama. After his exhausting time at the groomers Dhrumil and I thought it would be nice to bring poor Will to the park. BUT ALAS when we were not looking Willoughby walked into a bush with burrs and was COVERED in them. We had to spend 1/2 hour trying to pull them from his fur while he fought back. He still has two burrs he won't let us remove. AHHH so after a long day of fun and dilemmas Will settled with his new found friend... Floppy. More on Floppy at a later date.

Back in the Saddle Again

Back to work... back to corporate work... back to corporate work which involves the computer as your best friend.

The first week at the Norwegian Oil company went very well and though I am a bit rusty on all things oil, I think I'll survive. I still think it is crazy I am back in Corporate America after the longings of nonprofit work. This is definitely a change from working in a College, but maybe it's a change for the better. I have decided that I need to be sure I have a creative output elsewhere and then use all my brain type A power to understand my job.

I'm trying to think if I have any embarrassing stories from this past week, but I think I still have a clean slate in that area so far.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


Ok... So I had to choose between MySpace and Facebook and I choose FB. Check it out... become my friend. It's so cool and you'll be really cool if you become my friend.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Photo Shoot

I played photographer extraordinaire this weekend for my sister and going to be brother-in-law. We had only 1/2 hour so I was running around like a maniacs throwing them into poses (some of which we later looked back and thought... what!?) Anyways it was fun to be bossy and artistic and though Willougby was getting annoyed because he had stay on a short leash while I was trying to create my masterpieces he survived. Take a look at a few of the engagement pics below... I also had to add my favorite Wby and Dhrumil picture that I just found.



Last night Dhrumil and I celebrated our 6th month anniversary by going to The Lion King. It was an awesome show and we both loved the artistry and creative touches that made this one of a kind. I think my favorite scene was the opening number when all of the huge animal puppets came down the aisles.

I am still amazed how living so close to the city we have access to so many diverse and cultural experiences. Before we went to the show we ate at an amazing tiny Italian restaurant down the street from Times Square. The best part was the it was actually affordable. :)

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Unemployed... no longer!!!!

Yippee! I got a job. Who would have thought I would be going back into the oil business? God really has a sense of humor. It seems like I have come full circle since I first started in the working world. I am in such a different place in my life now and I am excited to see what will come next. Anyways the company seems great and they really take care of you so I am excited about that.

Update on the toe... it still hurts. Soon to come... interview stories. Picture ..."art in my mixer."

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

My toe

Not much new in the land of interviews. I had two yesterday and one today so we'll see. It is so dreary here today and difficult to make Willoughby go outside to do his business. I have to either carry him down the stairs or use my "mean" face to make him walk down. He has to understand he won't melt in the rain and once he is out there if he could learn to hurry it up because I am getting soaked. Today is especially hard to get around because I did something crazy to my toe. I will probably consult WebMD after I write this to diagnose myself. It is so stupid how I "broke" my toe... I tripped over Dhrumil's foot... how dumb is that? Gosh it hurts. I'm going to have to limp into my interview this afternoon. Ok enough of my ramblings... I'm going to go check if I need major surgery! ;-)

Friday, September 7, 2007


My oh my... I have so many thoughts running through my head today that I could write about. have I mentioned the interviewing process SUCKS!? I thought to myself... hey since you've been through this a couple of times maybe you should create a business catering to people like you. Young, talented, and unlucky. Nah, bad idea. So it looks like I may go back into the oil business. So very ironic for those of you who know me and realize that oil is not the thing I'm most passionate. Well, when life gives you oil make gasoline!

Let's talk about making friends. I mean the friends past the stage of "hi how are you, how is work, how is life" and your reply is "I am not so great, work is nonexistent, life is OK" in which they answer "oh that's nice" Those type of friends don't just drop into your lap. I feel like ever since I have left college I have been struggling to make those type of friends. Man I would have thought it would get easier by now or the stork would have dropped off my new bff at my front doorstep by now. What is it about this stage of life? I have a feeling it only gets more difficult. Even if I had a kid and was involved in play dates, probably the most I would get from a woman would be "oh little Johnny pooped pink the other day" to which I would reply "he probably ate watermelon"

I'm not saying I haven't made any friends besides my hunk of a husband. I have many friends, and they are all wonderful people AND I have gotten past some of the initial shallowness to have deep and meaningful conversations, but there is something missing. Maybe it is because life gets in the way and people don't have enough time to invest in each other. BUT life is RELATIONSHIPS... is it not? There is a comfort level that is not there sometimes. We have all created our own worlds with our spouses that sometimes it is hard to let other people in. Or maybe we are just tired. We have to invest so much into our relationship with God, with our spouse, with our family and with work that time just slips out of our grasp.

Blink, blink, blink I'm watching the cursor because I don't know where to go from here. Where can I find those meaningful relationships that have come so easy to me my whole life?

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Beautiful Day

Yesterday was amazing outside... no humidity and mid 70s. With all my freetime I created a gormet dinner and Dhrumil, Willoughby and I headed over to Cove Island. Take a look at some of the random pictures we took. I think I was getting a bit camera happy.

"Willoughby" self portrait

"Eyes through glasses" self portrait


"The Sound"

"I am dog"

"No Words"

"We Know We're Cool"

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

The Ups and Downs

One day I'm all excited about my prospects out there. The next day I'm down because I have nothing in the works. One day I get a surprise call from a organization that I want to work for. The next day I'm down because I don't have an interview with them for a week and am reminded how slow this process really is. SO FRUSTRATING! But... that's life, isn't it?