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Friday, December 28, 2007


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We are having fun playing tourists we are on a 6 h tour right now. Last night we did a ghost tour and tonight its a pub tour. Still haven't found a way to upload all our photos so far.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Hi from Prague - I miss my internet

So this is the first time I had a connection all trip. I will try to find a way to upload the pics we took while here so wish me luck.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Happy holidays

Happy holidays
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This is my chocolate covered apple. We are in Seifen in the Oremountain range. I haven't been able to get online mother sure if this goes through.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

On our way

On our way
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Well our plane just pulled up and we are on our way. Grumpy did get special attention from the security people. Wonder why. Here is Misty this morning trying to prevent us from leaving. I don't think she wants to stay with grandma. Not sure how much posting I'll be able to do but keep an eye on the flickr modules for new pictures.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007


I have so much to do its not funny. See my countdown above - yes I really am leaving in one day. Only problem is that I haven't had a chance to pack - hell I haven't even made a list yet. And then i just got a call from Grumpy (who is packed BTW) that the bank called. Apparently my paycheck and the Xmas bonus check from the Italian restaurant weren't signed so they wont cash it.the little runt with Mac is my moms Chihuahua Missy

So with stealing the idea from Lesley (she loves her lists) I am going to post a list of all the things I need to do before I leave tomorrow.

  • work at the doctors office until 4 pm - try to get done all the prep work for patients coming in while I am out, finish the patients that I saw today, send out their bloodwork ect.
  • second phone interview with the recruiter from k-force. they are looking into hiring me to work for Pfizer (keep your fingers crossed for me) at 3pm
  • rush to Barnes and Noble to pick up the book Grumpy reserved for my Oma as Christmas gift
  • race to the German Restaurant for a Christmas party of 40 which hopefully wont last much past 9pm
  • run to the store for last minute Christmas gifts. I had ordered some though our receptionist kids school stuff. I had asked her will this get here before I leave and was assured yes it will. Here I am the day before my trip and they still don't have it. So now I get to pay twice for presents
  • get home - brew coffee and try not to collapse while making a list of things to take
  • pack those things
  • sleep if time allows it
  • run to the bank to see about my paychecks
  • go to lunch with Grumpy and my mom - so I have some yummy (Indian) food in my tummy for the long flight over
  • head to the airport by 1pm
So I better hop to it.

PS I was to meet some friends of mine at home at my favorite restaurant (sadly the link only works via internet explorer) in my hometown. But apparently they were full so my friend got us reservation at this Italian restaurant - kind of funny Italian wasn't what I was planning on eating while there since I get it here 3-4 times a week.

I'll probably post from my cell from the airports. Not sure how my posting capabilities will be while overseas.

Monday, December 17, 2007


You know I was in such a good mood after my fun weekend in Vegas with Jin. We had a ball, dressing up to go out, gambling, eating good food ect. I didn't even loose it when my mom dragged me shopping upon picking me up from the Airport and made me go to hellmart. But then...

Last night I called my friend that had given me $20 to "loose" in Vegas. Before leaving I had asked what if I win and she had said we'd split it 70/30. Well as you read in the previous post I did win - with Jin giving me the winning number. So I figured we'd split the money in 3. So when I mentioned to my friend that I had $13 for her from our winning she was pissed. I didn't think much about it until I walked into the Italian restaurant tonight. She was still mad and it turns out she was mad that I was only giving her $13 not the $20 + some of the winnings. And that did it, at that point all joy had gone. I knew then and there I didn't want anything to do with that cash. So I was going to give it all to her. Of course I was $14 short - $13 that I had given to Jin as her share and the $1 which chips I didn't cash since I liked it as a souvenir. But Karma must have been on my side as I made exactly $14 in cash tips so I stuffed it all in her purse.

She found it right before I left and got mad saying I didn't need to be a smartass. But honestly after her being mad at me all night for this I wasn't about to touch this again. There is no way in hell. She said she was going to play the lotto with it and split the money but honestly I do not want anything of it. Its caused to much grieve so there is no way in hell I'll touch it again.

I got home and told my mom about this. She said yet it is typical that if you win with someones money you are expected to give them the initial money and then the winnings. I don't know my question is what is proper? I mean I thought I was being generous splitting it even I never thought that the initial money would be given back I only thought about the winning. Oh well live and learn that was the last time I ever do that.

the rest of the week is busy too. I am working in the office Tuesday and then at the Italian at night and Wednesday its the office and then the German restaurant. And then its stay up all night so I can pack my stuff as we are leaving noonish Thursday. We'll stop at the Indian Restaurant for lunch on the way to the airport.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Waiting for yet another plane

Waiting for yet another plane
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Its some ungodly hour and i am waiting for my plane. I had a short nap so i am cranky too. Jin is still at the hotel lucky her she gets to stay until tonight. I did manage to get most of my Xmas shopping done this morning thak goddness for airport gift stores since we never did make it into any souvenir stores. In fact everytime i asked a cabbie about it they didn't even know what i meant. All in all a good time was had someday lets hope we can repeat it.

Beginners luck????????

Tonight was lots of fun. We went to the hofbrauhaus for dinner. Miss Jin tried Kaesespaetzle for the first time and was smitten. I made her drink some beer too. The place is pretty authentic down to the obnoxious drunk people - my food was good and yes it was German so go there and check it out. After that we decided to walk to the strip however halfway through we decided I didn't need presents that bad went to the hotel to drop of our left over food. We were planning to go check out the double down saloon on Bubs' recommendation and after checking their website I decided I'd be more comfy in my play clothes vs my dress up clothes. As instructed I drank some Ass juice and even bought a t-shirt. She stuck around a few hours - the music was awesome - well until the band started. They were to much bluegrass met rock for my taste but the chello player was very cute - we both agreed. Check out the video we took. Note the idiot dancing - he was also in an argument with some invisible person and then played with himself. Obviously drugs and alcohol were involved.

After a few songs we agreed we had enough (the bar music was much better than the band) and headed back to the hotel to do some more gambling. I decided to play roulette for the first time. I only had $10 and played those. Jin told me a number and low and behold that was it so we won $41!!!!!! The chick working the roulette was not happy that we just did it once and then left with our bounty. We went to play the BlackJack computers after that where Jin won $8. So all in all a great night. I have to be up in a few hours as my flight is leaving at 7:45am.


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Saturday, December 15, 2007

Out to gamble

Out to gamble
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We made our way up the strip and decided to warm up at the Luxor. Jin won $10 on her first dollar. Beginners luck if you ask me. More later.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Waiting for my plane

Waiting for my plane
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As you can see on the right Jin and my weekend in Vegas starts today. I am waiting for my plane right now. So the next post should include clevage and cookies.

Monday, December 10, 2007

F.B.I. agents, hand.cuffs and a D.A.

You know the saying truth is stranger than fiction well it could be easily todays post title.

I have worked for 20+ days straight with having only had one off because I was to sick to go in. The weekend was hell. I worked Friday night at the German Restaurant. I decided to wear these shoes that I had bought some time ago with my outfit thinking it would look cute. They seemed comfy enough and it wasn't going to be THAT busy. Well I was wrong it was busy I made a lot of money and got nasty blisters. Saturday the Italian place was closed for a private party and I didn't get home till past midnight - my feet killing me - just to leave again a few hours later to work lunch at the German place.

My mom got here Sunday with her little dog - here is Grumpy with the little rat. So far the only blood lost was that of me when Cleo scratched my boob trying to get away from the little rat. Can't promise that will not change in a day or two with working so much my patients is running low and my mother is pushing the limits. I am to tired to deal with her. The past weekend drove a point home - I may not look like I am 30 (according to my customers) but I feel like I am 60. I had left a msg for my academic councilor asking why I hadn't heard if I graduated - and found out I did. So I applied for a bunch of jobs today.

It seems like not a minute to soon as the Italian place seems to become popular for arrests. Remember this post from a few weeks ago?
Well we were kind of busy and after most had left we all set down at a table to try some new wines. One of the girl's boyfriend is a wine seller and he had brought them in and there we were, Ronnie the girl and her boyfriend, my Scottish friend on my right. On my right one of the customers that comes in a lot and is friends with the owner sat down coming to eat and have some wine. All of a sudden 4 plain clothed guys walked in, grab the guy on my left make him get up cuff him on the way out and march onto the parking lot. We all sat there like WTH just happened??????????????? They didn't they who they were or why they took him. One of the tables left was 4 guys - 2 of them teens. The older (Dad) said we need to call the cops and when outside. He walked up to where they where with two cars and so are his "sons" at this point I go out too. The older son is on the phone calling the cops when one of the plain clothed guys gets in his face screaming he is FBI and he doesn't have to tell them Jack. Turns out the older customer is the District Attorney!!!!!!! Then he and his son start arguing with these Feds.
Eventually the Feds drove of with their prisoner and all of us went back inside guessing what the hell happened. Apparently the dude has been a Federal Fugitive for sometime. One of the waiters said one of the Feds came in minutes before all this asking for a take out menu so we are assuming he was scoping the place out. I work again tomorrow night so I'll see if I find out anything else - they forgot to grab his phones and left his car so maybe someone will be back and we get some more info.

But what are the odds that the guy sitting next to me on the table while I am waiting on my dinner is a federal fugitive and that the table next to us with being one of the few customers left - is a District Attorney - as I said Fiction is stranger than the truth

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Holiday spirit???

I know I have been quiet but there is just so much to do these days. Besides all that I have been fighting a nasty cold. Grumpy and I also got some bad news about our chances to have children - not all is lost yet but it looks like I will have to get another job or two to pay for the next step. Its pretty depressing news to get before the holidays. I have wanted to have kids for as long as I can remember and yes I know there are lots of ways out there and I am not giving up yet its just makes me so mad when I see these people that get pregnant in a heart beat - not even trying and then they abort the baby and here we are we can't even get pregnant. Don't get me wrong I am all for pro choice a woman should have a right to decide I just couldn't imagine doing it.

Anyways onto happier notes, December the 13th is coming up fast which is when Grumpy and I go to see the Trans-Siberian Orchestra again. And the next day I am leaving for Vegas to have a fabulous weekend with Ms Jin (well and work too). And 4 days after I get back its going to be time to board yet another flight but this one will get us to Germany. I am so excited I can't wait. So to get myself in the spirit of the holidays I am sharing with you a video someone emailed me today