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18 January 2003 @ 04:10 pm
Off to my work's holiday party...  
...we must be the only office in history to continuously plan our holiday party so late in January. It's always on the same weekend every year and oddly enough, this is the first year I'm actually able to make it since I have no pending Jaycee duties anymore. :) It's at the Oahu Country Club this year, so if nothing else, the food should be pretty good.

Speaking of Jaycees, I got an email (actually two) the other day asking me to renew my membership for another year. Not gonna do it...I usually have a hard time saying I won't do things, but I'm standing pretty firm on this one. Apparently Susan got the same email.

Spent most of my day carelessly spending money and waiting for my car to be serviced. Little story, I was driving home the other night from work when my cell phone rings.

Me: "Hello?"
Mark: "Hey, it's me...I'm right behind you."
Me: (looking in my rear view mirror) "That is you, I thought I felt someone staring at my ass..."
Mark: "Did you know your safety check expired in December?"

AHHHH! Couldn't believe it...I'm usually very good about following the law. I bought my car in Feb and registration was due in Jan, I just assumed that the safety check expired in January as well. Lucky thing I didn't get pulled over by the police these past two weeks...Yipes!

So, I went to get my safety check and had my car serviced. In the meantime, I went to the scrapbook store and spent the GC Susan got me (plus an additional $25...jeez...must be a ploy by the scrapbook people knowing I could never just spend $30 in their store at a time...) Then, because my car still wasn't ready, I went to look in Tower Records and I ended up spending another $30 or so buying the "La Boheme" CD (finally!!) and the original cast recording of "City of Angels". :)

My car ended up costing me close to $70! So it was a banner money spending day for me and I guess I've already broken one of my New Year's resolutions... :( And it's only the third weekend in January... Not doing so well on my resolutions this year, I guess...

Anyway, I'm off to get ready for my work's holiday party. Should be great, especially since "the other one" won't be there tonight. BTW, my boss has been throwing around some cryptic remarks lately regarding the work situation... saying things like, "Be patient with me about the set up here, I'm working on fixing it." And "You and Mark aren't still seriously considering moving to the mainland, are you?" Huh. One can only wonder...
Current Mood: refreshedrefreshed
Sabine: hundsabine10 on January 18th, 2003 10:42 pm (UTC)
I'm glad that the thing with your car turned out well. And yes, it's the third weekend and so you are still having much time to think of your resolutions. ;)

Thanks for telling me your birthday - I'll remember it. :)

I hope that you've had a nice work's holiday party?

Take care
Sherishutterbug93 on January 19th, 2003 01:41 am (UTC)
Hi Sabine,

I did have a wonderful time at the holiday party this evening :) - wonderful food, wonderful company (I really enjoy all the people I work with in the branch), and Mark & I won a GC for a great restaurant in town. :) It was a lot of fun - one of the best work Christmas parties I've ever been to.

And I guess I'm not really good at this resolution thing. :( I suppose it's not too late to keep trying, but I think I'll consider it a victory if I can get through March without breaking it again. I'm still trying, though. :D

BTW, I read about Lauser being your alarm clock and I had to laugh. Sydney's mine too. :)

Take care,

Sabine: hundsabine10 on January 19th, 2003 09:52 am (UTC)
It's good to hear that you've had a wonderful time and congratulations that you won a prize. :)

And I guess I'm not really good at this resolution thing.

Of course, there are things which I would like to change and I try to change them. But that's not always so easy and I would like to try it without to think "one more resoulution you have broken" - what would give me not so very well feelings. Because of that I've not made any New Year's resolution.

Yes, Lauser is a very dependable alarm clock. Because he is hungry he hypnotizes me every morning. So, he walks around the bed, licks the fingers and if that all doesn't help he jumps on the bed (with a little sigh) careful looking why I don't like to wake up. :) Without him I surely had overslept at some days. And, Lauser is always smiling and so it's a good way to start the day.

I hope you all are doing fine.

Sherishutterbug93 on January 19th, 2003 11:07 pm (UTC)
And, Lauser is always smiling and so it's a good way to start the day.

I agree, a smiling lovable dog is a wonderful way to start the day off right. :) Sydney can make even my worst mood go away just by being herself. :) Gotta love them...

Take care!
queenstacey on January 19th, 2003 02:24 am (UTC)
glad your car troubles turned out ok! Mine have just stopped too! So No more $$$$ on my car for a while... except for gas! LOL
Sherishutterbug93 on January 19th, 2003 11:13 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear that your car problems are all fixed now too. :)

Take care,
queenstacey on January 20th, 2003 09:16 am (UTC)
it's good to be (car) trouble free....for now!