Friday, June 30, 2006


Richard recently put me onto LibraryThing, a website to make your own personal library catalogue of your personal book collection. It also recommends books based on your personal collection, provides reviews, allows you to tag your books, and attach a widget to your blog/website telling people what you're currently reading, etc.... lots of geeky fun.

San Diego Google Earth Track

You can get the GPS track for our recent San Diego Trip on my website's Google Earth page. Photos are still in processing, but have already been GPS tagged. I'm currently working on the captions, and preparing them to be uploaded.

Friday, June 23, 2006

All in San Diego

My first posting since I've arrived in San Diego. The conference is very good. I'm convinced that our Enterprise Architecture practice is on very very firm ground based on the content of the sessions and conversations with participants. If anything, we're ahead of the curve in my opinion.

San Diego is beautiful as usual. Tammy arrived late last night, on a completely different flight than expected. We're lucky we hooked up. I was driven on 2 shuttles to and from the airport to pick up the rental car, then back to the airport to get Tam (see above about her not being on the expected flight)... then find the hotel.... Everyone survived unscathed... despite the thunderstorms and terrorist arrests across the US today.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Wow , what power

Well I must say that I have to share this I have just vacuumed upstairs and I am so impressed, a little disappointed with our old vacuum, but very impressed with the new one. In a matter of 10 min I think I vacuumed up enough dog fur to equal half the size of nova..........It was truly amazing, I did not even realize it was that bad! But its a Bissell it was built to clean!!!!!!!!!!

Home alone today

Well My husband snuck off in the night, Nova would not allow it to go unnoticed....... As soon as the door closed, one loud bark crying for mom..... Dad's gone, this is not right.........I will protect you now..... I will bark at every little noise there is, since I'm now the man of the house :( Today the windows are being cleaned and nova is not pleased, he's been woofing all day..... We went for a drive to get a new vacuum...........We are going to clean today........I stayed home as I'm a tad ill.....

Our bed spread is being dry cleaned, we will have to pick it up when we get back as it would only be ready Thursday evening at 6.........And well, I will be flying away at that point to find Nova's Dad that escaped! I must go, going to eat something..... That will take nova's mind off the window washers.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Foody Fun

This guy eats stuff, then describes it for fun.

Sounds cool, sure... but then again, it depends on what you're eating.

I do argue with his potted meat assessment. Potted meat is a wonderful thing. Yes, it is mainly hog anus, but it's tasty hog anus.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Cirque du Soleil

We went to Cirque du Soleil tonight to see their Quidam show. It was truly breathtaking. What a wonderful evening. While I wasn't allowed to take photos inside the big top, particularly of the performances, I did manage to sneak a quick one of the stage and roof between the intermission and the beginning of the second half.

The big top was large, and kinda reminded me of those childrens "moon walk" bouncy blow-up things you sometimes see in traveling carnivals. Not for it's instability, but just the closeness, and the material used for construction.
We stated the evening in the "Rouge room", for VIP's. Free (well, pre-paid) wine, beers, drinks and snacks were available... but best of all, it was roomy, and away from the milling crowds and rain. Then, onto the show.

It was spectacular, in every meaning of the word. Huge sound, lights, acrobatics, art and comedy. Well worth the time and money spent. While the show was 2 1/2 - 3 hours long, it felt like just minutes... there were always 2 or 3 things happing, and we were so close to the action.

The only detractions were the extremely small and uncomfortable seats, and the fact that I wasn't allowed to take photos. The photo nazi's were in force, and not to be reckoned with.

The story, the stage craft, and the performances were all quite entrancing. These people work for a living. Unfortunately, my feeble descriptions can't possibly do it justice.

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