Thursday, March 5, 2009

Holy Moses, It's March!

I can't believe how fast time is flying by this year, and that it's already MARCH!

Here is the new calendar page for cute!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

The People I Work With

On Monday, February 9, the team that I work with, DPI's Professional Portraits team, had a team outing. Here is a group photo from that night.

I guess I should learn to love them, as I will be going full-time sometime in March. I will be seeing a ton more of these people!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Happy February!

It has officially been February for six days now (!), and I wanted to share the new calendar page for this month.

Note: The actual page is more olive-green than the brown it appears in the photos.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Apparently I used to be a raging alcoholic...

Today I picked up a QA shift at work. It was great because I haven't seen most of these people in ages, so it was fun and exciting to catch up.

About an hour into my day, after the millionth person has noticed that I was in the office, one of my former co-workers, Walter, starts reminiscing about "the good ol' days" when I was their coordinator. He starts joking around, since everyone hasn't seen me around for about three months. This is what unfolds:

Walter: Hey, everyone, when's Lynne coming in?

Dramatic pause.

Walter: When she's sober.

I have never laughed so hard and been so mortified all at the same time.

Because it's 100% true. Oh, those were the days!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Yes We Can...And We DID!

Today was a great day in American history, and I am proud and honored to have been a part of it. With the swearing in of President Barack Obama officially over, it becomes more real with every passing moment that we have a thoughtful, compassionate, caring, intelligent, and charismatic man leading our nation and it's people. A brilliant man and a great leader that has instilled a sense of hope, a willingness to change, and an undeniable unity within the people of the United States of America. And within me. For the first time, I feel like a part of history, that we are stepping into a time of great progress and contributing to the improvement and betterment of our nation. I'm so proud that our nation was able to see past the color of a man's skin to see the true value of his spirit and all that he has to offer.

This is a day that I will never forget. Although I worked the majority of the day, I made sure to take my break so that I could witness the swearing in of Barack Obama and this great moment in history. I was surprised to find that the entire break room was filled, mostly everyone there to watch this monumental occasion. When Obama was officially sworn in as the 44th President of the United States, the entire room rose to it's feet and applauded. Including me. The electricity, excitement, and hope in the room was enough to bring tears to my eyes, as well as many of my fellow co-workers. It was amazing to see a room filled with people of all different races and nationalities (and some not even citizens of the U.S.) be so moved; it was a moment of true unity, one where everyone saw eye-to-eye, past color, past our differences.

Hail to the Chief!

Friday, January 16, 2009

A New Perspective for the New Year, by Neil Gaiman

May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Things I Like: All Things PINK

I bought this orchid last week at Ikea after years of wanting one and never following through...surprising, I know (that is, the part about "not following through").

I've named my orchid "Sally," and every time I think about the name Sally I'm reminded of the Oasis song, "Don't Look Back in Anger," where they belt out "Sooooo, Sally can wait, she knows it's too late as we're walking on by." So, needless to say, I've had this damn song in my head for the past week.

So far during the past week, three of the buds opened up and bloomed, much to my surprise. I've never been able to keep a plant alive (and this is coming from a girl that can kill a cactus. A cactus, people. I mean, really...). So, I'm a little worried about the instructions on watering, and wanted to know if there were any suggestions on what to do.

This is what came with Sally: Water by immersing in a water-bath.

Really? What the hell does that even mean? Water-bath? Immerse the pot? Immerse the flowers? How long? How often? What? Urg. So after careful consideration (meaning, sheer frustration), I watered the plant like a regular 'ol plant. Now, let's see how long I can keep Sally alive...

I bought this wall calendar in the Japan pavilion at Epcot and lovelovelove it (and all things Japanese)! It's about an 8x10 size, and it's 100% handmade; the images are silk-screened onto the handmade paper, and each month features a simple design showcasing flora or fauna.

I'll be sure to update each month so you can see the cute designs and great colors.