Friday, October 31, 2008

Are You Prepared For Cuteness?

I don't think you are but click below...

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Second Skin Film

For people who don't game... they don't seem to understand how people could connect through a game. But coming from a person who got to know another person primarily through a MMO... I can tell you there is something special and interesting about getting to know someone else through this medium. Second Skin is a film about MMOs and the people who play them. Call it what you want... Geeky... Nerdy... whatever. WoW has given me some of the worst moments in my life and most of the best. I used to play a lot. I was definitely fulfilling some unmet need. Now, it's this hobby that I love. I'm very thankful that I got into playing Warcraft... I am glad though that I am not in a guild that does hardcore raiding. Sometimes I miss it... but after awhile it starts to feel like a job. Ugh.. I can't go out tonight because I have to raid.. or I have to be home from work at a certain time because we're going to attempt this boss... You have the people who take the game SO seriously... it's literally their whole life. It can be hard to take when you're just a person who hopes to stay a casual gamer. Anyway, watch the trailer... it's interesting. Unfortunately, I will probably never see it because it's one of those awesome indie flicks I never seem to to catch or never goes mainstream. Same with My Mother's Garden... Awesome trailer... but will probably never see it. Boo.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Intentionally Left Blank

I really don't know what to say much less how to title this post. So much has happened in the last 5 days: I flew to Canada; interviewed for 3 different positions at Amgen Canada (1 of which just seemed perfect for me); Ian and I went to the Great Wolf Lodge in Niagara Falls, had a wonderful dinner and then got engaged; I turned 26; we looked at a new apartment that is being built in Cambridge and opens January 1st; I flew home and went back to work; and last but certainly not least, I found out yesterday that I got the "perfect for me" job and I will be moving to Canada within the next couple months. I'll give you a moment to digest all of that - it certainly took me a little bit.

With me again? Okay. I came home yesterday and was just shell-shocked. I can't believe that I got a response back from the Canadian office so quickly. I'm extremely grateful and flattered that they choose me. I know I can really bring value to the team and I look forward to all the challenges it's going to bring. Now I just need to get my place organized and my finances in order. There is so much to plan and to think about... Decisions! Ugh... I'm so indecisive... Anyway, I better get ready for work... there is only so much time I can spend shocked... I need to get moving! (literally) Better pictures of the ring and even video from right before the proposal to come.

[On a side note, I really don't know what to do with the counter at the right. It has always counted down the days until our next trips to see each other... I guess I can change it to the day I move... once I figure that out.]

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Too True

Best Line Of The Election

I think the Straight Talk Express lost a wheel on that one...
-- Barack Obama at last night's debate

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Being Insecure But Better For It

Nothing would make me happier than to be with Ian. Nothing would make me happier than to be married to Ian. I'm just putting it on out there. He makes me the happiest I have ever been. That being said... I'm being insecure. I'm a bit damaged and I've almost completely healed from that damage. Today at lunch a coworker of mine said... You seem to have some reservations. I thought about that statement and was really honest about my response. My reservations are minimal at best. I think I would be the most secure in everything if I had a ring on my finger and I knew it was locked in f.o.r.e.v.e.r. But I don't and I know the reasons behind it. Nothing in the world would make me happier than setting up a little home for Ian and I. The last time I was insecure like this... was when after having a fantastic interview with the lady from Canada... my mom swooped in and voiced her disagreement about everything. **THANKFULLY** I came home to Ian, because he was visiting me, and he just hugged me and made everything better.

Anyway, the moral of this story is... at some point I have to let go of being scared because it's never going to change. I mean, my past is never going to change. The U-Turn Across the United States will always be an event in my past. And I have learned.... oh.. how I have learned from it. I know... in the most honest sense... that nothing would make me happier than to make a little home with Ian, maybe have a couple pets, decide on when to have babies... and any other event that our lives bring. I didn't know that when I made the U-Turn. Not even close. Another point... I'm like... 99% sure Ian feels the same. I'll gain that extra 1% when I have the official ring on my finger and even then... I'm just completely head over heels in love with him. (Disclaimer: This does not mean I'm willing to date him forever until we're old and gray. Nor does this mean I'm willing to pull a Pam and be engaged for 3 years. Just a note to Ian if he reads this. [I love you.]) Okay, below is a nod to The Big Bang Theory - best show ever. The other is just an excuse to post a picture of a bunneh. kthxbai.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Coop Scoop! v.1

I think some of these are in the clothes that I gave him which means he's definitely growing!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

My Love For...

A Wide Range of Music v.4

Barenaked Ladies

I've been listening to a lot of BNL music lately. I became a fan back in 1997 when I was visiting Canada... Yes... I was just 15 then. They had yet to come out with their breakout album "Stunt". The below songs are just a sample of the ones I enjoy. Unfortunately, these are the more popular videos... their older stuff is harder to find.

"Brian Wilson"

"The Old Apartment"

"One Week - Bathroom Sessions"

"Pinch Me"

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

No Words

I'm not sure how I'm feeling right now. Yesterday, I found out through a newsletter that the job I was going to interview for was already filled. This position would have been like a promotion... I think I would have been great in the role. I would have a little bit of a learning curve but I am always up for a challenge. The hiring manager still wants to meet with me. I'm really grateful just to have an interview but... to know that this one door has closed kills me. It's very hard to not get extremely down about it. I want nothing more than to be settled with Ian. To be able to transfer to Amgen Canada would just be amazing... but I want a position that I can learn from and be challenged. I will try for now to just look on the bright side. The bright side is that I do have an interview set up with 3 people when I am there NEXT FRIDAY (oh dear... it's getting close!)... The most important part is that 6 months ago I didn't have an interview let alone contacts in Mississauga.

Anyway, I received an email from the hiring manager of another position in Canada. She would like to meet with me as well. Yay. I want a Mini-Cinnie Toast Munsch. See below.