Friday, July 27, 2007

Brown Rice, Brocoli, Carrots, Walnuts, Raisons ... oh my!

C. kindly made me a yummy lunch today that I am munching on right now. The title describes it. I'm drinking a new Crystal Geyser juice squeeze flavor called Pomegranate Lemonade. It is tasty.

The new job is going well. I have been doing lots of reading about satellites and the particular satellite software I will be working on. At the end of today I hit my 2 week mark at Space Systems / Loral. I got my first pay check for last week today. They conveniently have a Wells Fargo bank machine in the main lobby of SS/L so I was able to deposit the check here at work. In the future direct deposit will kick in and I won't have to worry about depositing my check in the bank.

Besides new work the other thing that has been going on lately is visiting the dentist. I got a temporary crown on my tooth about a week and a half ago. The tooth was painful so this past Wednesday I went in to have it looked at. The dentist put a different type of temporary crown on the tooth (acrylic instead of metallic). If the pain doesn't go away in a few days, it looks like that tooth is destined for a root canal. Ug. If so ... it will be my first root canal. So far the pain has not gone away and this is day two. I'm supposed to get the permanent crown on the tooth on Monday but it is looking like I may get a root canal that day instead. I have been popping Advil the past week and a half when the tooth gets painful and happily about 15 mintues after a couple of Advil, the pain is gone. Advil is my friend.

I took my first ever Yoga class last Tuesday. The class is at the Mountain View California Yoga Center. I enjoyed the class (level 1 class) and like the instructor, Lisa, and will give the class another try next Tuesday. I decided to give Yoga a try as I want to be better connected to my body, become more flexible, and learn to deal better with stress. Yoga seemed to be a perfect choice to help me with these things.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Wen tagged me - Fivers

OK ... Wen tagged me to give this a shot ... I'm game.

1. Five favorite days of the year

  1. Christmas
  2. Thanksgiving
  3. My birthday
  4. Labor day - because that usually means a camping trip!
  5. Memorial day - again sometimes means a camping trip!

2. Five things you watched this week

  1. The Soprano's season 3 on DVD
  2. Export Control training (truly boring)
  3. The Yoga instructor, Lisa, at California Yoga in Mtn. View
  4. The latest Harry Potter movie
  5. DVD about ants and termites (more interesting than it sounds)

3. Five things you don't want to do, but should

  1. Eat more fruits and vegetables
  2. Desist eating McDonalds french fries
  3. Revaluate my investment choices in my 401K
  4. Read preliminary design documents
  5. Get my toe fungus checked out by a doctor

4. Five things you want to learn

  1. JAVA
  2. Yoga
  3. How to play the piano
  4. How satellites work
  5. How to put the brakes on while going backwards on roller blades

5. Five animals you've had as pets or who have impacted you

  1. Georgie Girl and Timothy, two family cats we had while growing up in Columbus, OH
  2. Barney, my first pet I was responsible for, sadly I did a less than perfect job and Barney escaped, got in the furnace duct some how and died.
  3. Sappho & Sascha, two python snakes that my partner had when I met her.
  4. Kalamozoo, and Punzel, my brother's cats that I loved to visit and cuddle with
  5. Cosmo & Astro, our dogs that impact our lives everyday

6. Five favorite pieces of clothing

  1. Aslo Hiking boots
  2. New 40-50 SPF sunproof long sleeve shirts
  3. Stanford Blood bank t-shirt
  4. Brown shorts with lots of pockets
  5. Blue REI fleece vest

7. Five things you enjoy in the summer

  1. the longer amounts of day light
  2. warm sunny weather
  3. vacations
  4. hiking
  5. camping

8. Five foods you don't like

  1. beans
  2. jalepeno peppers
  3. humus
  4. mushrooms
  5. lentils

9. You are given $50,000 to pass out to 5 people in $10,000 cash gifts. Who do you give it to, and why

  1. Charlotte, my sweetie, so she can increase her cash reserves.
  2. David, my brother, so he and his wife can decrease their debt or start saving for my nephews' education
  3. Bob, my brother, to help cover the cost of my nieces' education
  4. Cecily, my sister, to help cover the cost of my nieces' education
  5. My parents, just to thank them for all the financial support they have given me over my life.
10. Five things that are not where they belong
  1. The key to my safety deposit box
  2. My passport
  3. At the moment my eye glasses (they are not on my face)
  4. A stack of papers on my desk at home
  5. Perhaps my dog, Cosmo (he has a knack at going where he does not belong
Five, Ten or Fifteen People you want to complete this:

  1. no one
  2. no one
  3. no one
  4. no one
  5. no one