Monday, October 31, 2005

Halloween pictures

Here are the pictures from Tony's camera
Here are the pics from Sol's camera

Everyone had really good costumes this year and it was a lot of fun. We went to Andrew's party, Natalie's party and then the Mercury. As always, fun was had!

I sure do hope we get trick-or-treaters tonight.

Pic of Mt. Baker

This is so exciting I might pee my pants!

Friday, October 28, 2005


Mom & Paul have their power & water back now.
Do you have yours back, Betsy?

I wanna be a cowboy, and you can be my cowgirl

Tony & I are dressing up as cowboys for Halloween. I wanted him to dress up as a cow and I'd be his cowgirl, but he wouldn't do it. Jenn told me last night that Cameron is dressing up as a cow (i guess it would be calf). Oh how I wish they lived closer. I would love to take Cameron around as our little calf.

We have two Halloween parties to go to on Saturday. Fun will be had!

Wednesday, October 26, 2005


Chris, Tony & I carved pumpkins last night. I bought a lopsided pumpkin and carved the face lopsided. I think it's more interesting that way.

Monday, October 24, 2005

The more I read, the more I worry

I know the media is known for exaggeration, but the pictures worry me.

How bad is it?

A sigh of relief

From what I have read, it looks like Naples didn't suffer any significant damage. There is flooding in the streets, but I recall that happening during any heavy rain. I haven't seen much news regarding loss of power. I'm hoping Mom, Paul and the people they were caring for are able to go back to their homes soon.

I'm hoping that Kiker & Bets can update their blogs soon so I know they are OK.

We're going to be in Florida in 3 weeks, so no more hurricanes allowed :p

Friday, October 21, 2005

Now you can post, too!

So, I finally changed the setting where people that do not have an accout with Blogger can post to my blog. Sorry it took me so long!


The interaction with land as the hurricane brushes past the Yucatan Peninsula plus the increasing influence of westerly shear and even some mid-level dry air intrusion could weaken Wilma considerably before it directly affects Florida.

I'm really hoping that this is the case. I sure do feel bad for the Yucatan Peninsula right now, but I really hate worrying about all of my loved ones in Florida. I know you all will be as prepared as you can be, but that doesn't stop the worrying.

House Hunt revised

We put our house hunt on hold for awhile after Tony received a letter from the IRS wanting him to pay them for past taxes. oops. We knew this was coming, but just didn't know when. He's working with a tax attourney to get a decent payment plan worked out. We're aiming for 3 years.

I don't want to wait 3 years to buy a house - I want to invest much sooner than that. Our plan is for me to get a loan on my own and buy the house on my own and he helps me pay the mortgage. I sent my info to the mortgage officer that we were talking to before - he should have some information for me by Monday. My fear is that I won't qualify for a loan that will get us a large enough house or condo. Although I've made a decent wage in 2005, my wage in 2004 was a bit wimpy. Keep your fingers crossed for me.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Betsy sent me this so I'm posting my answers here

1. What time is it? 2:30pm PT
2. Name as it appears on birth certificate: Kristina Joy Shaw
3. Nicknames: Kris
4. Piercing: multiple
5. What is the most recent movie you've seen in the theater? Good Night, and Good Luck
6. Eye color: blue
7. Place of birth: Louisville, KY
8. Favorite foods: Thai, Vietnamese, the fries from 22 Doors, the veggie cheesesteak from Elysian, I could go on and on and on...
9. Ever been to Africa: I wish!
10. Ever been toilet papering: when I was a wild youth
11. Love someone so much it made you cry: yah
12. Ever been in a car accident: 3 :(
13. Croutons or bacon bits: yuck. sunflower seeds for me
14. Favorite day of the week: Saturday
15. Favorite chain restaurants: PF Chang's
16. Favorite flower: dahlia
17. Favorite sport to watch: soccer or hockey
18. Favorite drink: Non-alcoholic: coffee, water
alcoholic: negroni, gin & tonic
19. Favorite ice cream: ben & jerry's
20. Disney or Warner Brothers: don't care - not into either whatsoever
21. Favorite fast food restaurant: Ummm...none
23. How many times did you fail your driver's test: 0
24. Before this one, from who did you get your last e-mail: bookclub friend, Sunni
25. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card: REI
26. What do you do most often when you are bored: watch tv
27. Bedtime: during the week: midnight
28. Who will respond to this e-mail the quickest: N/A
29. Who is the person you sent this to that is least likely to respond: N/A
30. Who are you most curious about their responses to this questionnaire? N/A
31. Favorite TV shows: The Daily Show
32. Last person you went to dinner with: Tony
33. BMW or Lexus?: Lexus
34. What are you listening to right now? the CSRs talking to customers on the phone
35. What is your favorite color: red
36. Lake, Ocean or river: river
37. How many tattoos do you have: 4
38. Favorite Vacation Destination: a mountain with snow
39. Favorite Clothing: pajamas
40. What perfume/cologne: the stuff makes me sneeze. I use Amber oil
41. The one thing you would buy if you could, would be: a condo or cabin at each ski resort in the PNW
42. Religion: what about it?
43. Favorite Hobbies: snowboarding, snowboarding and more snowboarding
44. If you could pick a new career what would you want to be? I'm pretty happy with the one I have right now

I like Thursdays

It means the weekend is very near! It's not that I don't love my job (because I do), but I really enjoy having time to do whatever I feel like.

This weekend, we are going to see Bauhaus on Friday and go out to dinner on Saturday for Chris' birthday.

I've had another hair change and plan to take pictures this weekend when I'm feeling really cute. Tony is also going through a hair change - he's planning on growing his hair out! I'm bleaching what hair he has tonight.

Ok - back to work for me!

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Oh jeez!

I didn't realize it had been so long since i posted. Sorry!

Work keeps me very busy as always. I don't have time to give a full update right now on what I've been up to, but I did want to post that if it's showing in your city, go see Good Night, And Good Luck. The release is very limited right now, so keep an eye out for it.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

They say it means somethingsomething

I was told today that I have been made an officer in our two main companies. My new title is Vice President of Administration.

I'm a VP. It makes me laugh because it just seems so surreal.

Since the boss isn't in yet...

Fall is here and the trees are changing. This is one of my favorite times of year - it is so beautiful around here! We all get excited when Fall appears because it means that we will be snowboarding soon.

This weekend, we took Sherry & Stephanie to Snoqualmie Falls. I didn't realize it, but Tony has never been there before. Due to our recent rain, the falls were raging! It was so purdy. We did the hike down to the river and then it started raining with thunder & lightening. It was wonderful!

Saturday night, we took them along with Tony's brother, Greg, and his girlfriend to Jeremiah's going-away party at Julie's house. It was the first party that all of the siblings went to with their mom. It was silly.

On Sunday, we went to see the movie Serenity with Julie, Jeremiah and Solomon. It was even better the second time! For dinner, we went to a thai restaurant - it was Stephanie's first time eating Thai food. Unfortunately, the dish she orders wasn't very good :(

I've been having weird dreams lately. I have let my life get too busy to keep up with correspondence and it's really starting to bother me since I've even let it happen with work :/ I am going to do my bestest to get back on track with it. I feel way too out of touch.

For now, I must get back to work.