Friday, December 19, 2008

Thursday December 18

Last night eight co-workers and I went to Deep Sushi in Deep Ellum. Pretty good!! I had Miso soup and Sweet Potato Sushi. MMMM!!! Then we went over to Club Dada and saw Kevin (co-worker who plays the drums) play in his band, Fourth Frame. It was fun!

Week Before Christmas

It was very foggy Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. I work on the 26th floor, when you look at the window it looks like you are in a cloud. Pretty cool!! This picture was taken right outside my office building.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Its raining today. This picture was taken for the stairwell on the second level, its the courtyard. Tuesday and Wednesday were very foggy. Its weird not bundling up to go outside (I am not complaining!).

Monday, December 15, 2008

December 12th, Holiday Party Pictures

The Company Holiday party was on Friday at the City Club (69th floor) in downtown Dallas. The view was amazing. Picture of people mingling after dinner.

A dance off!!!

Erinn would not smile.

At the party you could have your picture taken, this is a picture with Champika, Apek and I.

Jennifer and I all dressed up!! The next day a four of us went over to Jennifer's house and had Tater Toter Hotdish (I just ate the tater toters). Only one people there was not from MN and never had a hotdish before.

Thursday, December 11, 2008


This sign was right in front of the gate to get out this morning. Hilarious!!! One would never find a sign like this in Minneapolis and up there there is actually has reason for the sign. The weather right now in Dallas is 33 degree. I am still just wearing my fall jacket with a scarf. It flurried a little bit on Tuesday night but melted right away. I am really enjoying the winter here so far!!!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Half Marathon

This morning during an apartment event, a couple were talking about going to Austin during President Day weekend to run a half marathon. There was four of us who said 'lets do it'. Hopefully we do!! I have around 2 months to train. As of right now, I jog 3 mile three to five times a week. I think I can do it!!!

Monday, December 1, 2008


Thanksgiving went well. Nothing will ever re-place running the Turkey Trot with aunt Kim then Thanksgiving at Grandma's but it was an ok substitute. Shawn and I both made a pie on Wednesday. Shawn said he called grandma a couple times while making it.
Shawn's caramel, chocolate pecan pie!!!
My pumpkin pie!!
Thanksgiving morning, we ran in the Turkey Trot around downtown Dallas. We got back home and I made mashed potato/califlower. Really good!!! Around 2:30pm we went our seperate ways. Shawn went to a co-workers' house and I went to a co-workers' house. It was nice. There was nine of us there. Potluck style. After dinner we watched Sex & the City movie and some football. At midnight, Champika, Kyle, Elbert and I went shopping at the Allen Outlet Mall. It was nuts!! Tons of people. I purchased a couple Christmas presents. We stayed out until 3am!!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

What American accent do you have?

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: North Central

"North Central" is what professional linguists call the Minnesota accent. If you saw "Fargo" you probably didn't think the characters sounded very out of the ordinary. Outsiders probably mistake you for a Canadian a lot.

The West
The Midland
The Inland North
The South
The Northeast
What American accent do you have?
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Thursday, November 20, 2008

November 19, 2008

Jennifer and I saw Coldplay last night at the American Airlines Center. AMAZING show!!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Flag Football

(back row, left to right: Scott, Elbert, Kevin, Brandon and Jeff)
(front row, left to right: Jennifer, me, Jasmine and I forgot her name)
Our flag football team won second place in the championship last Saturday!!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

No Bake Cookies

I made no bake cookies last night. Shawn and I had a movie night last night. Ate some pizzas, watched Get Smart (really good, fun!!!) and Hitman (disappointing). I got this recipe during home ed class in high school. Love it!! The picture was taken this morning, one third of the cookies are left.

No Bake Cookies

2 cups sugar
½ cup milk
½ cup butter
3 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
½ cup peanut butter
3 cups quick rolled oats
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a large saucepan, combine sugar, milk, butter and cocoa. Bring to a boil; boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter, oatmeal and vanilla. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper. Chill in fridge for 1 hour. Makes 2 dozen.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

November 4th, 2008

Did you vote yet? I was standing in line to vote at 7am this morning. After voting, I always feel very proud and very happy that I live in the country where I can vote.

Friday, October 31, 2008

2 minor earthquakes hit Dallas-Fort Worth area Thursday 30, 2008

DALLAS (AP) _ Two minor earthquakes have shaken the Dallas-Fort Worth area, but no significant damage has immediately been reported.

The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake with a 2.5 magnitude was reported at 11:25 p.m. Thursday, centered in the Grand Prairie area.

The agency says a slightly stronger quake, at 3.0 magnitude, occurred at 12:01 a.m. Friday, centered in Irving about 10 miles west of Dallas.

USGS geophysicist Randy Baldwin says aftershocks could last several days.


Spider Cookies

We are having a potluck at work to celebrate Halloween. I decided to make spider cookies. I made them before two Halloweens ago, fun cookies. They are sugar cookies with pretzel legs and melt milk chocolate poured over them.
Very proud of myself for keep the kitchen fairly clean.
I was done baking all the cookies at 10pm Thursday night. I went to the gym for an hour to let the cookies cool.
Cute, delicious little spiders!!

Monday, October 27, 2008

October 23, 2008

This was taken at Club Dada in Deep Ellum. A co-worker's band played their first show so some other co-workers and I went to support him. These are the people I usually hang out with, minus the two that did not show up. It was a fun night!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Tuesday tonight

Jennifer and I went to the Ginger Man in Uptown Dallas on the 21st for Shane's (co-worker) birthday. Beautiful weather!! In the 70s. Look at how red/tan my face is. Honestly, I do not think I have ever been so tan before!!! I have to be careful not to get raccoon eye from my sunglasses. Need to remember sunscreen on my face.

Monday, October 20, 2008


It was a good weekend. I got a little sunburnt!!Saturday morning, a couple co-workers and I walked in the Race for the Cure around North Park in Dallas. We were on another co-worker's team. Beautiful morning!!
Me, Erinn, Donna and Midge almost to the finish line.
Midge, Erinn and I got breakfast/lunch afterwards at Luna de Noche in the North Park mall. I got the Luna Layer and mango margarita. Delicious! Caught the train back to Mockingbird station. Walked three block and played flag football at 1pm.
Sunday I walked around White Rock Lake then went to the Texas State Fair with a co-worker and his roommate. We were there for about three hours. Which was perfect. I am not a big fan of state fairs. I find them a little boring. We test-drove cars, walked around, watched three pig races then left. No rides, no games, no food- perfect. Above is Big Tex, he is the mascot of the Texas State Fair.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

pictures from last weekend

It was a nice relaxing weekend.

I walked around White Rock Lake both Saturday and Sunday morning. Beautiful mornings!! It is the middle of October and I am still able to wear tank tops outside without freezing!!! haha, Minnesota!!!
After my walk on Saturday, I went to a Urban Street Market in southwest Dallas. The area is called Bishop Art District. It reminded me of the Lyndale area. They are trying to built up the area with cute stores and restaurants.

MMMMM....candy ice cream in a waffle cone!!!!

Lazy, lazy kitties!!!!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

August 2009

Super excited!! I just put a down payment on a trip to Europe today!!! Taking a tour through Contiki again. I used the Contiki travel group in 2007 when I went to London/Paris/Rome and had an amazing time!!! As of right now the plan is to visit Berlin/Vienna/Prague/Budapest in August 2009, a 12 day trip. I will probably add a day in Berlin before the tour starts and add a day at the end in Budapest after the tour ends.

My week has been boring. Working 10 hour days, cooking dinner at home then walking on the treadmill for an hour.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


I want a guy like Brad Pitt. Someone who rides a bike as a form of transport, like and has a motorcycle, educated, he supports causes, politically informed, dresses nicely- has style, loves to travel, wants to live in different states, likes women with tattoos BUT instead of lots of kids, wants lots of animals (like, three dogs and two cats).

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Monday, October 6, 2008


I took it easy this weekend. On Friday I saw Eagle Eye with Brandon, Sonesh and Chamika (co-workers). Pretty good movie!!! Lots of action!! Saturday was flag football. We lost again but we are getting better. No one ran into a teammate (that would be me last game). Afterwards Jennifer, Elbert and I went for lunch. Got home and took a 3 hour nap. Playing flag football really wipes me out. I stayed home the rest of the night.
Sunday I walked around White Rock Lake in shorts and a tank top. I heard in MN there was frost on the ground in the morning. On the map, I walked the red path. It took me 2hrs 30mins. Beautiful day!!! Champika and I went to an Ethiopian resaurant Kereje. I liked it. They gave you a platter with a big piece of doughy bread, injera, that covers the whole platter and scoops of sides on top of it. I got the vegetarian dish; a greens, three types of lentils in various textures, potato salad and a tomato salad. It was a hole in the wall kind of place. We are going to try to find a Somali restaurant next.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

October 1st morning

Beautiful morning!!! The temp was in the 60s, I opened the patio door while getting ready.
As soon as Shawn left, Jasmine went into his room and got comfortable on his chair.

September 30th 2008

Last night was nice and relaxing. I watching about an hour of the new Iron Man movie, had pizza and two Shiner Bock beers. Then Shawn and I went to Hurricane Grill on Greenville Ave to watch the Twins vs Chicago game with two of his bosses. :( I am disappointed in the Twins. How can you not score at least one?