February 9th, 2009

Trixie heroine addict blue

Lions and Froggies and Babies, Oh My!

The fun never stops, does it?

So I'm SURE you all are wondering if I managed to pull off a successful baby shower on Saturday afternoon after arriving home from NYC at 2:30 am on Saturday morning. But I am happy to report that I DID! (With help, of course, from Chris and Bill, the couple who was hosting the party at their house, and from my mom and dad, who came from NJ for the event.) We had between 23 and 26 people, all told, it went very smoothly, and everyone had a great time. And now, because everything is better with pictures:

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ETA: Report from today's ultrasound is that everything is normal and on track with the wee He-melon. Hurrah!
C&DP Deadpool what?

My brain says: "What?"

HEY YOU GUYS. Once again, I have managed to MISS the anniversary of my LiveJournal (which was January 30). What is UP with that? The only reason I even thought about it at all is because it was just the anniversary of Neil Gaiman's journal, and HE actually remembered to post about it.

So, um, belatedly:


Remember when you were just a baby journal, with a plain yellow background and no theme and only ONE icon? And I didn't even use my real name here, because I was afraid my Apartment Stalker would somehow find you and know I was telling stories about him to my six internet friends? And I wrote about things like being late to class, and thought my life was way more complicated than it actually was?

Remember when we first made our journal Trixie-themed? And the chinchilla mood theme we had for many years? And that blindly bright blue color scheme that was our trademark? And the Dancing Men code background that we will never, ever forget? *sniff* Good times, journal. Good times.

And now I have 234 internet friends, and you are all green and completely different, except for your title and tagline, which will probably never, ever change. My, how we've grown since January 30, 2002. Man. You and me, we're gettin' old together. ;)

Seriously, though, I can't believe I've been writing in this thing for seven whole years. Wow. And some of you guys have been with me (us?) the whole time. *hugs you* Thanks for sticking around, old friends, and glad you've found me, newer friends. I love you all!

And now I really need to go back and start unlocking some of those old posts, don't I? Yeah, I do. Maybe I'll go all the way back and start with my first entry ever. Heh. Maybe...


In other things, where is my freakin' Amazon gift card that I ordered a month ago using credit card points? I wantssss it. To buy things like The Graveyard Book, and also Smallville. And many, many other things. WHY IS IT TAKING SO LONG TO GET TO ME? I expect one of you to get on this right away. Go, secret agents of mine!

On another topic, some days, I would really like nothing better than to just stay in the shower forever and ever. Am I the only one? Does this make me weird? It's so relaxing! Maybe it's a Pisces thing - we really do love water, eh?

And on a completely other topic, guess what? vwlphb and I are going to see Coraline this week! Yay!

And in the final topic of the day; it is kind of weird living next to a fort. Did you know they play Reveille every morning and Taps twice each night? I can hear them all the way over here. And it makes me wonder - why do they play Taps twice? They only play Reveille once. This puzzles me.


And now I should probably mention: this completely random entry is brought to you by the allergy medicine I took earlier. My head feels floaty. Huh. Perhaps I should go to bed.
Trixie heroine addict blue

Continuing the PAR-TAY!

You know what? Seven years really is a looong time. So in honor of seven years of journaling, here is a random selection of entries from 2002 (since I'm unlocking *some* of them tonight, working from the beginning forward):

Once there was a doughnut...
(Wherein Stacy and I have a driving adventure.)

And Now, Your Moment of Zen...
(Wherein I first began posting those wonderful moments in government programming ridiculousness that then appeared regularly for a good year or so.)

(Wherein we have adventures in plumbing disasters.)

I'm Thumbody!
(Wherein we encounter the Stupidest Government Program Ever. Thinking about this one still cheers me up when I'm feeling blue.)

Bumper Stickers I Would Love to Own
(Wherein I am amused by other people's clever witticisms.)

WHEW and The Saga Continues...
(Wherein I go on The Longest Hike Ever. And see a grizzly.)

another chapter ending
(Wherein I sum up two months in the wilds of Yellowstone in one short entry.)

Oh, the joys...
(Wherein we consider the craziness of New Jersey drivers.)

Recipe for Thanksgiving Fun
(Wherein you can learn the time-honored traditions of Thanksgiving with my family.)

(Wherein I achieve a 4.0. Gee, I forgot about that! It seems so long ago...)

Aaaaand - That's it for 2002.