Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Josephine's alphabet

A--Available, Married or Single: Married.
B--Best friend: Rod ... and Monique.
C--Cake or Pie: Pie.
D--Drink of Choice: Ginger ale, Diet Dr. Pepper.
E--Essential item you use everyday: Hmm. My blender for a smoothie or the coffee maker.
F--Favorite Color: Purple.
G--Gummy bears or worms: Bears. Cherry flavor.
H--Hometown: Denver, Colo.
I--Indulgence: Designer handbags.
J--January or February: February.
K--Kids and names: Booty and Gabby, my four-legged kids.
L--Life is incomplete without: Family.
M--Marriage Date: Nov. 19, 2005.
N--Number of siblings: 1. A brother who is OLD. :)
O--Oranges or apples: Oranges. God I love OJ.
P--Phobias or fears: Not heights, not snakes. Spiders. Ick.
Q--Fave quote: This, too, shall pass.
R--Reason to smile: Hard to say.
S--Season: Spring and fall are my favorites.
T--Talent: I can tap dance. And I can crochet and knit.
U--Unknown fact about me: If I say then it won't be unknown any longer.
V--Vegetable you don't like: I like most all of them, but I might say raw onions.
W--Worst habit: Being consistently 5 minutes late.
X--Xrays: Don't like the ones at the dentist when you have to bite down on that little plastic thingy. Stay still!
Y--Your fave food: Grandma's cooking.
Z--Zodiac sign: Aquarius.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Let it snow

Just when the tiny patch of snow remaining on our equally tiny patch of grass was threatening to leave after the warm temps this week, more white stuff started to fall late Friday. Or I guess it was early Saturday . . . about 12:30 a.m. when I was on my way home from work.

And the moment the temperature was just right, the snowflakes arrived. But it was more like a rush of the tiny flecks dancing across the headlights of the oncoming cars. Whoosh. It is here. And I have two Netflix movies, a chest full o' yarn and plenty of lounging intentions for my Saturday off. Don't be mad if I fail to answer the phone. :D

Thursday, February 22, 2007

It's in the air

A few days after Denver failed to break the record of consecutive days with snow on the ground, it's starting to take shape.

You can see it all around. Before Tuesday, we had dealt with snow cover for 61 days. Sixty-one long days with some version of the elements on the sidewalks -- be it slush, ice, snow or a mix thereof -- and it wasn't always fun walking a mile each day when I come to work.

But the past couple of days when I made that short trip on foot, I saw more and more people getting brave with their wardrobes. Shorts. Flip flops. Skirts. Capris. Strappy, open-toe pumps. No coats. No hats. No gloves. No scarves.

At last, spring is in the air!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Eww

Getting ready to return the moldy birthday cake to Safeway (not Albertson's as I originally had thought). Imagine my surprise when I'm serving up slices of the white cake with pink icing, and all of a sudden there's a moldy circle about two inches in diameter staring back at me from the spongy cake! Someone called out, "It's a blueberry. Don't worry!" It was almost eerie how indifferent people were about it. We popped out the mold and kept serving.

Funny thing, I didn't eat a slice.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Graduation

A day after turning 33, I am finally yielding to all these cold symptoms. They began three nights ago -- my sore throat masked as heartburn -- and today I just s t o p p e d. I've been going full blast since Wednesday, so it's no wonder this cold is taking control when my body is at rest.

But don't fear. I've taken some meds (drank my OJ, too), traded my PJs for some equally comfy lounge clothes and after cooking a late breakfast of blueberry pancakes, I am graduating from the bed to the couch . . . where I plan to stay all day long.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

New meaning to "airport gifts"

As a kid, whenever Dad traveled, we always wondered what he brought back from his trip for us. These little treasures quickly were dubbed "airport gifts".

Sitting in a Minneapolis airport a few weeks ago, I saw a bit of Retail America that I fear has gone too far. Behold... the electronics vending machine.



iPods in pink, green and blue? Cameras? Headphones I get. But cell phones and Bluetooth? So many questions flooded my head. What music would you listen to? How? If no music or videos, would you be forced to stare at your fancy new possession on a 3-hour flight? Or would you be able to download, at 99 cents a song, some music from the machine's iTunes?

Swipe card. And for some people it's just that easy.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Yikes

Thirty days since my last post. That's a bit frightening.

I have had many ideas for posts, they just have not made it here yet. But for starters, here are a couple of photos of the City and County Building, as seen from my view at work. There is still snow on the ground, despite the rapid meltdown after a 60-degree day this week.


Since I took these photos, the lights are coming down and it seems like the world has adjusted to post-holiday life.



P.S. The red 't' on the Benjamin Moore sign has been fixed!