Thursday, August 13, 2009

Random thoughts... in bullet points

  • I was in Phoenix Monday and Tuesday for work. I throw a bunch of stuff in my purse when I travel, but it felt heavier than normal. I got to my hotel and was getting ready to meet some brokers for dinner. I began to empty my purse and found a boxcutter. Yes, I made it through security in Atlanta with a boxcutter in my purse. Go TSA! Needless to say, I left it in Phoenix. Maybe their TSA is more observant.
  • Of course I was stuck in a middle seat on the way there... next to a large man who couldn't put the armrest down. He was so nice though and obviously aware that he was impeding my space, so he spent the 4 hour flight with his arms crossed and tried his darndest to keep his legs in "his" area. Bless his heart. It wasn't that bad... I read gossip rags, tried to use Go-Go to connect to the internet, failed, did Sudoku and crosswords.
  • All I do is work and paint (so it seems). The stairs are 60% complete. I vastly underestimated the amount of time it would take to paint them. Thankfully, painting is going much faster than priming.
  • Thank God I am indecisive about paint colors. I picked up two more colors from Lowe's Friday night... and we ended up picking one of them! It's Olympic's Dusty Trail. I was inspired by Bower Power's wall color. Thank God I happened over to their blog on Friday, which I hadn't been on in months. I would NOT have been happy with the other color I picked once it went up on all the walls. It looks SO.MUCH.BETTER than the peachy tone that was there. (Notice that I give all credit to God? His design sense must have invaded my brain that day.)
  • Although we did nothing but house work all weekend, we didn't have time to paint the kitchen, so we're hiring our friend's brother to do it. YAY for that. It will be done while we're on vacay.
  • YAY for vacay. Heading to San Francisco tomorrow... I can't believe I get to spend 10 whole days IN A ROW with my husband. How amazing.
  • I love the show True Blood. I did not get it until two weeks ago, but I am addicted and so happy it comes on on Sunday nights so Matt and I can enjoy it together. When I had some time to kill before my flight back Tuesday, I perused the B&N in Tempe and found that the show is based on a series of books called the Sookie Stackhouse novels. I am currently reading the first one, Dead Until Dark. I refuse to get addicted to Twilight, so this is my vampire replacement.
  • I got a silver Nissan 350Z convertible rental car when I was out there. I'm so not a sports car girl... or so I thought! If I could have two cars, I would definitely get a little, fast, sporty vehicle. SO FUN to drive. But, it would have to be a manual, which this was not. I may have headed to Mexico if it was.
  • I hopefully won't be on the computer while I'm gone, but I'll look forward to catching up with everyone when I return. Look for house pictures and vacation pictures to come!


Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

Have fun on vacation! I also LOVE True Blood...a little freaky right now, but overall entertaining.

Cheryl E. said...

Have fun on vaca Kristin!! BTW I am obsessed with Bower Power! She has the best blog!

Heather said...

I can't believe you got through security with that!! That's not very comforting in a way!! Have fun on your vacay!! I wish I was going to Cali!!

Megan said...

Oh my gosh! The first one is crazy! I wonder how that got in your purse and how you go through secuirty?!?! SO crazy! Have a great vacation!