Wednesday, January 31, 2007

baby i love your way..

today i had my real first day at Children's Hospital - which scared me.. because i didn't think i liked kids (my babies not included) - but it turns out that i was wrong.. i love kids.. i took care of a 2 month old baby today - and i was smitten.. it was awesome.. one of the best days i've had in nursing school... it is so good to know that there might be something i like to do when i grow up..

Saturday, January 27, 2007


i was listening to NPR the other day.. and i heard that UPS got a new navigation system thingy that plots out the most effective routes.. and also as much as it can - eliminates left hand turns. .. which i thought was crazy.. but apparently left hand turns waste gas.. and are way more dangerous.. like crazy dangerous.. because people tend to run red lights.. and hit people turning left... which i tought was nice to know.. after the fact..
this is the lesson.. when coming up to a red left turn light.. try to a) get behind another car or b) hesitate for a while before turning..

I'm so ready to be home

I've been crazy busy so i haven't posted in a while.

I've been traveling since January 3rd and i'm so ready to be home.

First it was 12 days of Last Vegas for CES

and 12 days of Vegas is way too much for any one human to endure... They made me party way too much.

then it was straight to Utah for Sudance Film Festival where it was even colder than vegas and very exhausting.

I've been here for 14 days now and i'm so done. I leave tomorrow, which is awesome, but i'm ready to leave now.

but i did get to meet up with some friends from last year and meet some new friends from this year.

Thats me and Paul and Nate, two guys who both biked over 10,000 miles for two separate documentaries and our new adventure filmmaker JB who we met at the Northface house. Yes thats a house made out of Ice with North Face and Lexus and a few other brands handing out schwag.

I got to meetup with my Northface friends from last year and they introduced us to a bunch of cool people including JB who we hung out with the rest of the festival. We also did get to go skiing a couple of days. Deer valley was amazing, but i was stupid and didn't have my camera with me. We also went to Snowbird which wasn't as nice, but i'd never been before so it was still fun.

Here is me in my new jacket from Christmas. Its orange and beautiful.

I'll post more pictures when i get them from people who actually had their cameras on them.

I'm ready to be home now with Chara and the puppies and my bed and warm southern california weather, and fish tacos.


Sunday, January 21, 2007

it's cold outside..

ben and i made it to utah and we had a blast.. ben is in park city for sundance.. but i got to tag along..

we took a day off to ski/snow board.. it started snowing half way though - it was awesome.. it was like snowboarding in warp speed..

ben and i all bundled up.. it was dang cold..

ahh.. sundance.. super cool movies.. that no one gets to see..

all in all it was a good time.. however.. i am so glad to be home.. i came home.. all by myself (on an airplane no less) - thanks to trevor and loan who picked me up from the airport.. and thanks to heath and rhiannon who had an amazing dinner (ribeyes, and veggies) made when i got home and don and lou who made home made ├ęclairs for me.. really.. i have great family/friends/neighbors.. i love you all.. you guys are what i miss when i'm away from home (and of course the puppies. i miss them too..).. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

vegas baby...

trevor, loan, and i headed off to meet ben in vegas.. for a weekend of work/fun.. and now ben and i are in utah.. freezing... it's 9 degrees out here.. sundance/slamdance start tomorrow.. so we've just been working on getting set up out here... i will be coming home to the puppies and the wilhoits on sunday...

here i am playing my new favorite game 'wheel of fortune' - honestly this game rocks, thank you to loan who taught me how to play (notice how i'm rocking the pink hair - my sister and i had a hair accident.. it will have to be fixed when i get home)

here is loan.. with her winning voucher.. she won big on wheel of fortune.. lucky her...

trevor and loan.. oh so happy.. and oh so cold.. if you look closely the fountain is half frozen.. who knew it could snow in vegas?
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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

didnt' see that coming..

taken from the fabulous book 'Stiff: The Curious Life of Cadavers' by the genius Mary Roach -
when a car is in an accident:
'steering columns are now meant to collapse on impact absorbing enough of the shock to prevent serious injury - Hoods are now designed to do this too... the idea being that the more the car crumples the less you do'
and thank God it did..


driving home from my sisters on thursday night, i was making a left turn on a green arrow, when another guy decided to run through a red light, hitting me... both my airbags deployed.. and i was pretty freaked out.. but fine.. i'm fine.. i have one bruise on my knee, and my back was achy for a while.. but other than that i am fine.. the car took all the force of the impact..

it was pretty scary.. but oceanside PD and Fire department where there within minutes.. and they were wonderful.. just great.. and kind.. i could not have asked for nicer people.. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

oh happy day..

eight years ago today ben and i both said 'i do'.. and i still do..
you make me very happy..
happy anniversary ben..

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Sunday, January 07, 2007

deborah comes for a visit..

deobrah the puppy and lou..


deborah just loves coming down for a visit.. she especially loves going next door to 'don and lou's' house.. here she is with 'grandma lou'.. sometimes i think she likes them more than she likes me.. Posted by Picasa

Friday, January 05, 2007

I Heart Union Labor

if these guys measure the 20 x 18 structure that i told them was 20 x 18 one more time i'm going to beat them over the head with a pipe

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

In Vegas

I have arrived in Vegas... and i'm ready to leave

but not so... i will be here for the next 12 days. That is like 7 years in Vegas time.

i walked into the hotel where i'm staying and was instantly "over it" and ready to go home. and the Pirates of the Caribean nonsense that is going on outside my room isn't helping.

hopefully after the show i'll have some time to relax and enjoy the stay