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New Layout (and some other things)

March 9, 2009 1 comment

Okay, so the look has changed around here and might not stay the same because I really liked the old one because it was all black.  But I came to the conclusion that my old version with the picture of my cat made me look like I am a crazy cat person.  Now, I’m not saying that I don’t own or like cats, but I am by no means a at person.  I am a dog person, I don’t have a dog because I feel it would be cruel to own a dog in the apartment I live in and with the lifestyle I currently lead, so I am relegated to owning a cat (my husband owns the other one).  It just so happened that I had taken a cool picture of my cat Phoebe and decided that it should be in the header.  I don’t know what possessed me to do this, but 19 year old Megan thought it would be a good idea and it’s taken me four years to realize the message that it was sending.

So, I hope you enjoy the new layout.  The picture is one I took when I went to the Desert Botanical Gardens to see the Chihuly Glass.  If you are in the Phoenix area, I highly recommend going to see the glass.  It is so incredible, it’s an excuse to get outside and if nothing else, you get to spend four hours taking pictures of something really unique.  Even if you’re a crap photographer, you’ll luck into at least a dozen awesome shots.  It’s hard not to take awesome pictures of Chihuly Glass.  The exhibit is going on until the end of May so you still have plenty of time – just don’t forget to make reservations so you can get in.  When I get home, I will try to upload some more pictures or give you a link to my Picasa account (if I can ever figure out how to upload the photos to it…) so you can take a look at my camera work.  I’m pretty pleased with a handful of the pictures if I do say so myself.

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The Homelife

November 12, 2008 Leave a comment

Things at work are getting really crazy.  Next week is Cronkite Week – a week long grand opening celebration for our new building.  Normally at this time of year we have the Cronkite Luncheon where Walter Cronkite comes down to Pheonix to give his award to someone who is an awesome journalist (last year: Jane Pauley; this year: Lehrer and MacNeil), but this time since we have new and exciting things, we have about 4 events per day and then have the luncheon on the last day.  My buddy Kelli (who I believe I’ve talked about already) is the captain of this crazy event filled ship.  I don’t know how she’s doing it – I stayed more than two hours late today and I don’t have nearly as much to do as she does.

I ended up staying late at work, but Matthew was awesome enough to pick me up so I wouldn’t have to take the bus and then he treated me to Taco Bell.  Now I’m sitting with my computer in my lap while he plays the demo for Left 4 Dead.  It’s nice to be able to come home to an apartment I actually like and do some things I enjoy.  Writing is always fun for me and I love to watch Matthew play video games.  I get to watch him play a bunch of different games that I would probably never play or lose interest in (I think my lack of skills hold me back – I enjoy more casual games for the most part Fantasy style RPGs are just about the only thing that pull me out of my regular genre).  The stories and events are always fun to watch so I get to see games that I wouldn’t otherwise.  Since he’s trying to break into the video game industry I think he has a great appreciation for the simple causal games that I enjoy and we play them together a lot as well.  It’s a really nice dynamic that we have going.  We are truly a household based on gaming.  It’s great that we can share hobbies and that our hobby allows us to have totally different tastes so it keeps things interesting.  We have the same thing going on with comic books (Matt just told me that the new Old Man Logan came out today – SWEEEET!!! Can’t wait to read it!!) too.  Wow; we’re nerds.

I just looked over and Matthew’s cat Mango is being super cute.  This cat is so awesome.  He’s extremely friendly and curious and he enjoys spending time with us – he even likes to sit on our laps and get petted.  He’s the total opposite of my cat, Phoebe, who is totally happy being completely independent and almost never being touched.  He’s so fascinated by everything too and he likes water in particular.  Every morning he jumps in between our two shower curtins and watches the patterns the water makes on the plastic sheet.  I don’t think he gets what we do in there either and even though he’s been with us for about 4 months he still can’t figure out why we would ever want to get totally wet every day.  So in honor of Mango’s awesomeness, here are some shots of what we get to see every day while taking our showers.  No, I did not take pictures while I was bathing.  This was a daytime-clothed-no water shoot.

Bob Barker Would Be Proud

October 8, 2008 2 comments

Well, I promised an update on the weekend which I did not do.  Too bad, so sad.  My new TV is distracting.

I’m at work now and I’ve already finished my normal morning stuff and it’s not even 9 yet, so I think that I can spare a few minutes to write.

So, we’re getting more and more settled into the new apartment every day.  I think I only emptied like a box and a half last night, but every little bit makes a difference.  We’re kind of to that point where we have unpacked all of the necessary things and the things that we really like and now we’re to the junk.  I kind of have to realize a place for some things and for others I really have to decide if I really want it.  There is also a lot of paper junk left.  All of that needs to be boxed up for a weekend marathon of paperwork filing.  I would like to get the dining room table first, but I know that if I set that as my deadline, it will never happen.  I think I can safely say that it should be the last thing we do though. There’s a lot of crap there and it’s going to take some dedication.  And some cleanliness.  I don’t think we’ll be successful if there’s still other crap that will distract us.

Both of the cats are doing fine.  Mango is so funny.  He doesn’t even care that we’ve moved.  In the car ride over he and Phoebe went over with Matthew while I ran a quick errand and picked up dinner.  Mango is normally pretty quiet in the car, but Phoebe is always a screamer.  Matt said that Mango joined in with the chorus.  We think he just thought that’s what you do in the car since Phoebe is his only feline role model. When we got to the new place, Phoebe was absolutely pissed.  She didn’t want to be there and she was ready to go.  Mango just got out and looked around and just started having fun exploring.  He’s just like “Oh, so this is different now.  That’s cool!” He’s the most resilient laid back cat I’ve ever seen.

Mango’s chillax nature is a really good thing because he just got…well he got neutered the other day.  I’m sorry Mango’s balls, but you had to go.  He was just a little wobbly when he got home.  He ate dinner and drank water and then settled into his normal routine.  He explored the apartment, ran around, jumped around; it was a normal day for him. It didn’t even take him a day to get back to being totally normal Mango.

So I am just really excited about our new location.  We are so close to so many different things – we’ll even be able to walk to our favourite comic book shop.  It’s awesome.  Matt and I had thought about walking around this weekend, but when we finally got out on Saturday, there was this strange wet stuff coming out of the sky.  It was frightening, so we drove (yeah, that’s rain people; we don’t get a lot of it here in Arizona).  I am hoping that this week or this weekend we’ll have a chance to walk around.  I feel so hip and cool living in Downtown Phoenix.  I love the idea that I’ll be able to walk, bus or light rail wherever I feel the need to go (for the most part).  I haven’t taken the bus to work yet – I’m a little scared to be honest! – but Samuel keeps encouraging me to do it, so if I don’t do it this week, I am determined to do it next week. Here’s hoping!