Thursday, November 24, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everybody! So the X-rays haven't quite been put onto a digital format that looks very nice yet. That's why they haven't been posted, but I am recovering very nicely. Next week Tuesday I will be getting my last hard cast removed and a walking boot to replace it.

Now that I've said all that I guess I should say what happened. But that will take some pictures for explanation, so I'll do that at the same time I get the X-rays. Needless to say though, it was really dumb.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Writing on Stolen Time

So I've managed a real doosey as of late, unfortunately I can't give a complete account as of yet online, because I have to type individual letters using a mouse on a TV screen which, if you've never done that before, is not easy. At any rate, I have severely broken my leg and will be laid up for some time. X-Rays and explanation hopefully to follow in a few days.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Gallery Update

So there are a million things I could probably update about, but I'll let the most visible one win out. I have updated gallery from version 1.4 to version 2.?? and have put in a new album with almost 200 pictures from the cruise. I am also now loaning space to Sammot for her to post pictures from her semester in England and other pictures. So check it out!

Monday, August 29, 2005

English Dorms


You must not smoke in any part of the hall except:

  • Your own room

  • Someone else's room with their permission

  • The hall bar

Taken from here. Where Sammot is staying for a few months.

If only Cal Poly had been so enlightened while I was a dorm resident.

Friday, August 26, 2005

Yes, I'm still here!

and I'm married! YAY!

I just had to share a little bit of wisdom that was shared with me today...

"Diapers and Politicians are very similar- they both need to be changed often, and for the same reason."


So married life is good, but more things have happened than I can post now, because I have to get back to work.

Sunday, July 17, 2005

Mr. and Mrs. Myles Bostwick...

So the wedding went off without a hitch and was absolutely wonderful, I am currently on my honeymoon in a cruise ship destined for Alaska. We have a beautiful room overlooking the ocean and the land through our balcony window. It is wonderful.

Note, to those expecting the time of my arrival in Anchorage. I will not be arriving in Anchorage, a misconception of my own. Any other dates, you might want just comment.

That is all for now.

Monday, July 04, 2005

Obligatory, though sincere, well wishing

Happy 4th of July all two of my avid readers out there in blogland.

I made my first sale, have my first paycheck, and the wedding is a little over a week away. Things are good.

Oh and the bedroom at the new place is painted and walled properly. Looks wonderful, absolutely wonderful. Anyway, I will try and post some pictures before too long (from my cheesy lame camera phone).


Wednesday, June 29, 2005

yes, I'm still here...

I haven't blogged in forever, but I don't really think anyone reads this, anyways. I am very, very, very, very busy. I never ever want to get married again. (and I told this to Myles, he know's this is the only marriage he's gonna get) hehe! I've been overwhelmed with things to do, things to think about, things to plan, and I am so tired of it. I'm ready, already! Let's get married! It will be 2 weeks from this saturday. We are slowly hammering out all the little details for the ceremony and reception, our honeymoon's been booked, and we're making some progress on the barn, too! My family is busy getting the house ready for the reception with landscaping and table rentals and food, and my mind is officially full of details, literally. Don't ask me to do anything, I won't remember to do it. Don't ask me to make any decisions, I don't have the mental or emotional energy for it. Just tell me where I have to be next, and what I'm supposed to be doing. Don't bog me down with details. I just can't handle it right now.

So that's my life, at the moment- feeling overwhelmed by details. But I'm still managing to have fun, and I still love Myles more than anything. He's the reason I'm going through all this, after all. Love is a strange thing. But I have the rest of my life to figure it out.

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Interesting Quote

"like a moth to a flame, Democrats can't help themselves when it comes to denigrating and demonizing Christians."

-Rep. John N. Hostettler (R)

On first reading this quote, I said "hear, hear," but then I read some more articles and thought about it. Granted this quote encompasses my feelings, but it really is not beneficial to our country. Yes, Democrats and Republicans should have different views, that makes us stronger by looking at more than one side, but bickering back and forth does nothing but make us look pathetic. I'm not saying that either side is right for their views, I'm just saying both sides need to focus more on bettering the country and less on "he said, she said." Especially when it comes to nitpicking about the seperation of church and state.

On another note, I have three deals in escrow right now and I should be getting my first paycheck next week. Yay!

Friday, June 10, 2005

Well I was going to wait

I was going to wait until my house actually closed escrow, but Sammot wants to know. I have written up, submitted, counter-offered, and put into escrow my first deal. This however was not the deal that I was referring to previously in my below post. That deal I'm still working on. Since my first deal though I have written up about 4-5 offers and should have 3-4 things entering escrow here pretty soon. I also have something on the horizon that looks very, very promising. A gentleman is looking for a second time at a $1,575,000 home. For all you out there that I haven't told that would mean %2.5 of that price to me. Very nice.

The wedding plans are going along smoothly and it is coming up very fast.

It's my birthday today, happy birthday to me. Yay!

That's all for now. Bye.

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Busy Busy Busy

I always seem to want to blog when I have about 2 minutes left on my lunch break. Today is no different. So all I really have time to tell you about is that I'm really busy. That's all. Oh and I love Myles. That just about sums up my life right now!

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Trucking Along

I am mere inches away from writing up my first offer. I am waiting on a Bank to get back to me about how much they want to make the offer for. That is it.

Wedding plans are going along well, the invitations should finally be completely out this week. Greatly looking forward to that being done. Also, we are making serious progress on the landscaping of the yard for the reception. Greatly looking forward to the wedding arriving for many reasons; won't have to plan for it anymore, get to see all of my friends, and most importantly, looking forward to making Kim my wife.

That's all for now, more after something actually happens.

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Spam blockers!

So my blog is now running MT-Blacklist and Spam Lookup. Hopefully between these two programs I should be pretty much spam free. That and I don't update often enough for the webbots to pay me much attention anymore. Yay for updating!

Ho Hum, feelin' dumb...

I did something dumb today. But I'm too embarrased to talk about it. If I don't come back later and delete this it will be a wonder...

I'm starting to wonder about some of the people I help here at work. Take, for example, Mr. Can't Please Me and Mrs. How Much

The tale of Mr. Can't Please Me

Mr. C- I bought these glasses 3 months ago, and I want my money back.

Lowly Optician- What's wrong with them, sir?

Mr. C- They don't get dark in the car.

Lowly Optician- That's because the lenses are activated by UV, and UV can't get through the windshield.

Mr. C- My last pair got dark...

Lowly Optician- Your last pair was made out of glass, sir. You decided to buy these because they were made of plastic and wouldn't be as heavy.

Mr. C- Well, I don't like them anymore.

Lowly Optician- I'm sorry you don't like them, Mr. C. I can re-make the lenses for you in the glass material that you do like, at no charge to you.

Mr. C- Then they'd be just like my last pair.

Lowly Optician- Yes, they would be. They would be the same material.

Mr. C- I don't want them to be the same as my last pair.

-awkward pause-

Lowly Optician- Well, sir, if you don't want them to be made in plastic, and don't want the glass material you liked from before, would you like me to make them into just clear glasses?

Mr. C- No.

Lowly Optician- Then maybe you'd like them to be made into dark glasses, they would be a very nice pair of sunglasses....?

Mr. C- No.

Lowly Optician- Mr. C., you bought these glasses and they are yours now. No one else can use them, because they were specifically made to your prescription. If you don't like them the way they are, and none of my suggestions are acceptable, what would you like me to do?

Mr. C- I don't know.

-more awkward silence-

The tale of Mrs. How Much

Mrs. H- May I try on that pair of glasses?

Lowly Optician- Certainly, here you are. What do you think?

Mrs. H- Oh, they are lighter than what I'm looking for.

Lowly Optician- Lighter... you mean the color is too light?

Mrs. H- No, I want something that's heavier on my nose than this.

-awkward silence-

Mrs. H- How much are the glasses in your office?

Lowly Optician- Most of the frames we have average about $150, some are more expensive at around $200, and some are less expensive at around $100.

Mrs. H- oh... that's not really what I was looking for...

Lowly Optician- Were you looking for something more affordable?

Mrs. H- Oh no, I'm looking for something more expensive than that.

I swear. These people are crazy!

Tuesday, May 03, 2005


I have swiped this picture from Ellen's blog, as well as any information I have about it, but Oh my gosh! It looks soooo good.

Someday I will travel to this Clearfield, PA and conquer this "belly buster."

On another note, Sean is being a super nice guy and letting me use his phone while mine is incapacitated and I don't want to buy a new one. Awesome!

Monday, May 02, 2005

I have upgraded

I finally decided to upgrade my MoveableType install. I had been holding off because it says that it wouldn't allow more than 1 author and I had two, but apparently that isn't the case when you are upgrading from a previous version, which I might add, upgrading is very, very simple. I also managed to fix a few things that haven't been working properly, namely I now get emailed when there are new comments. So we'll see how that goes.

Going along smoothly

So we spent this last weekend working on both invitations and the barn and made significant progress I think. The invitations are to the point that we just need to address them and the barn has two completed windows as well as 3 mostly completed windows. Much thanks to Davidyo and Sean for their efforts in helping the barn progress towards finishedom.

The other night sucked. The Volvo was towed because it was parked in the fire lane. I forgot to move it so it was really my own fault, but 165 bucks to get it back out. Plus, it was not fun trying to get it back either because the office had to send a driver out to the lot and they weren't calling me back and I had to pick up Kim from work at the same time they wanted to meet. Not fun.

It was a beautiful day on Sunday and Kim and I had our second session of marriage counseling with Pastor Cherie. Pretty uneventful stuff that marriage counseling though fun to talk with the Pastor. She is basically making sure we're sure that we want to get married. Apparently the real counseling comes in after the marriage.

More later.

Monday, April 25, 2005

Still Here

Well I still haven't sold anything at work yet, but I have a lot of things that are really close to being a sale and I decided that one month from last monday I will have something in escrow.

The wedding plans appear to be going along smoothly. We are going to be at our next big rush here really soon, when we have to get addresses for the entire guest list. That will be fun.

This past weekend was spent working on the apartment and we have made a pretty big chunk of progress. The plan right now is that Davidyo and myself will head back out there on Saturday to finish finishing the windows, and maybe even put up a wall or two. It's starting to look like we're actually going to get it ready in time.

That's all for now. Peace!

Sunday, April 17, 2005

The barette sits
On the table, surrounded
By things unknown to it.

A reminder of the past.

Things gone

Feelings ended

The dream that is shattered
Like glass, sparkling
In a thousand gleaming peices.

But the barette sparkles
No more. Tarnished
By neglect, it sits unused.

Like the dark place in my soul.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005


I have decided that everything is pointless.

And at the moment I don't give a rat's butt who reads this, because I don't care.

I hate secrets

I hate lies

I just want to go away.

I hate pretending everything is fine.

I don't know how to fix it.

I don't really feel like trying anymore.

So I'm going to go take my sleeping pills now, and see if maybe tonight I can sleep through the night without feeling like I am going to completely lose it.

And if you're actually reading this, go find somewhere else to entertain yourselves- I feel like crap and I'm not the most interesting person right now.

Sunday, April 10, 2005

Busy weekend

This weekend went by way too fast. But I got a lot done, let's see-

-Cleaned out my car

-Had the car washed

-Worked on getting some of the junk in my future apartment cleaned out

-Had some personal time (yes, that's something I have to schedule in, and it's occurence is very much worth listing as one of the accomplishments of my weekend.)

-Did major yard work at my future apartment along with Myles

-Fixed 2 broken boards in my horses' pasture fence

-Fixed the broken gate in the same pasture

-Set up a new feeding trough for my mare, so it's easier to feed her grain.

-Cleaned the algae out of both pasture water barrels (yeah I know, it's a lot of horse stuff. What can I say? They're my babies!)

-Oh, and I cleaned the water bucket for the goat, too, because he's cute and he counts.

-Myles and I decided on how we are going to paint our future apartment

-We also agreed on the color scheme and woodwork design

-Picked out pull handles for the cupboards in our future kitchen

-Made an appointment for our first counseling session with our pastor.

Yeah, I think that sums it up for this weekend. Besides that, this week I also managed to decide (along with Myles) on a picture for the invitations that we need to order tomorrow, reserved the hotel room for the first night of our honeymoon (wohoo!), and confirmed that our reservations for the rest of our honeymoon are all finalized. (wohoo!) It's gonna be so great.

So, did I miss anything? I don't know. You'll just all have to wait in breathless anticipation until I manage to actually sit down and blog again. With any luck, it will be some time in the next year or so. ;)

Until then...!

Tuesday, March 29, 2005


I have five minutes left on my lunch break, but I thought that I might at least try to say something. In my last entry I talked about how sick I felt, but after that it got much worse. I ended up in the urgent care with walking pnemonia. It was awful. I was taking all these medications and coughing all the time. I couldn't breathe deeply at all, I just took these little shallow breaths and had this weird pain in my chest. So I saw Dr. Mazzone (cool guy, I highly recommend him) and he gave me a million types of medication to take. I had so much cough syrup I actually started getting dependent on the codine.



Monday, March 28, 2005


I found this article today and wonder what any of you out there think of the Colorado Supreme Court ruling. Read the article here.

I can kind of see both sides of it in the light that the jurors are not supposed to have any outside influence on their decision, but then again I think that the outside influence of their life experiences is exactly why we have a jury. These jurors have, in theory, experienced enough in life to get an idea of right and wrong. For a large majority of Americans, part of that influence is Christianity and the Bible. It would be presumptuous to make a discussion of Biblical teachings amongst a group of jurors that were not all equally influenced by the teachings of the Bible, but a personal wish to consult the Bible is not a hampering of the judicial system.

I just want to hear what other people think about that...

Sunday, March 13, 2005

Life Changes

Well all you out there in blogland whom I haven't spoken to in person for awhile here are some updates on my life.

  • I am licensed realtor at Peabody and Plum Realtors, Inc.
  • I haven't made a sale yet, and I am paid on straight commissions
  • The wedding plans are coming along nicely right now
  • I have a new Jeep Grand Cherokee that Kim and I bought
  • The night of March 9th my grandfather passed away

I think that is all that is of significance over the last month or two since I really posted last.

Maybe I will update with more detail later, but what should really happen is you out there in blogland should tell me what you want detail on.

That is all.

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Tired of Poker

I have now solved about 98% of my comment spam problem with four words. Poker, hold'em, hold-em, and holdem are now taboo words on my comments section. That said if you're ever inviting me to a poker tournament or something to that effect, do not do it through my blog comments.

Sunday, February 13, 2005

sick and tired

I am sick and tired. No, really. I could feel a cold coming on starting maybe about Thursday or so, but today it really hit. I woke up this morning feeling awful, and all I could eat that didn't make me feel worse was toast. It's because I'm working so hard and not taking care of myself. I've been getting sick a lot more lately, and I've shown other signs of Kim-neglect such as mood swings and gaining some weight. I know that those things arent really really huge issues, but they remind me that I need to work hard not just at the office, but at taking care of my life, too. So today I listened to my body and I stayed in bed most of the day. Tomorrow I'm going to find other ways of taking care of myself, like taking breaks at work, and drinking more water. Something I could really use at work is a plant. I know that sounds crazy, but it's true. I need a plant on my desk. Something not too big, and with nice green leaves that don't shed or make a lot of mess. I like plants. I think they help me to be calmer during the day. Maybe it's all the oxygen they produce, or something like that. But either way, my desk needs a plant. One of these days I'm going to get one.

Tomorrow is Valentine's day. I feel really disappointed, because I was going to celebrate with Myles tonight instead of tomorrow night. We have choir on mondays, so there won't be time to do anything special tomorrow. But since I was sick, we didn't get to do anything. I was going to make him dinner, and get a bottle of wine. He's done special, romantic things like that for me in the past, so I wanted to make something special for him this time. But it didnt' work out that way. I know he understands, but It doesn't stop me from feeling disappointed. I'd had it all worked out in my head how I wanted it to be. Believe it or not, but I'm not very good at doing romantic things like that. Myles is the one who's good at it. He makes me feel so special, and I wanted to do the same for him. Maybe next year, when I'm not coughing and falling asleep every 2 hours.

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

I'm so tired

I am so tired it's unbelievable. It feels like all I do is work or sleep. With hurried meals in between. This is no way to live. But I'm pushing myself because I know it will pay off eventually. I've got a good career, and I'm getting better and better at it all the time. I'm learning how to run the lab without Raeme there to tell me what to do, which is saying something. There's a lot to keep an eye on. I'm working on being more efficient in my work to get more done faster, while still doing the work well. It will be ok. Tomorrow will be a hard day, though. We have three doctors scheduled, all seeing a patient about every 30 minutes or so. We also have a frame rep coming in. I'm not looking forward to that at all, because this particular rep is not fun to work with. The last time we placed an order with him, he padded it with about 1,000 dollars worth of frames we didn't order, and sent us the bill! We caught it, luckily. But Raeme could have lost her job on that one, simply because he's a jerk and thinks he can pull stuff like that. I don't want to carry his products anymore period, and I know she feels the same way. So we'll see what happens. It's going to be a busy day. I probably shouldn't dwell on it. So I'm going to go find something else to do. I think watching TV will do very nicely. Goodnight.

one more link in the chain...

I don't usually respond to chain letters or things like that, mostly because I hate how they promise you things if you follow the instructions and threaten "bad luck" if you break it. But since this isn't accompanied by any superstitious threats... I'll repeat the chain that's going around-

If you read this, even if I don't speak to you often, you must post a memory of me.
It can be anything you want, it can be good or bad, just so long as it happened.

Then post this to your journal. See what people remember about you....

Yeah, that's it.

The Stolen Entry

So because I haven't blogged in forever this entry is totally bogus, but here you go!

If you read this, even if I don't speak to you often, you must post a memory of me.
It can be anything you want, it can be good or bad, just so long as it happened.

Then post this to your journal. See what people remember about you....

P.S. I stole this from Sarah

Friday, February 04, 2005


Sorry to disappoint everyone, but I am still alive, and better yet, I still know how to blog. I just don't have the time to do it. I barely made enough time right now... I'm going to go to dinner now. Because I'm hungry. Very hungry. I'd rather eat than blog. Later!

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Dr. Celebrity

In case the whole world doesn't know by now, one of our local doctors had his 15 minutes of fame this last weekend. He managed to drive his car into a river and had to be rescued by being pulled in with a rope. It was on national news and everything. The wierd thing is, I know him. He works in the opthalmology group that shares our office. Everyone's been chuckling it up, of course only after we knew he was safe and unhurt. A lot of the comments have been going something like this-

Coworker: "Gosh, doctor! That was some rescue. How are you doing?"

Doctor: "Fine, I'm okay."

Coworker: ".... nice legs. Wish I could have seen the part they blurred out!"

Is that S. harrasment or what? Sometimes I wonder about the people I work with...

: -/

Monday, January 10, 2005

girl stuff

Yesterday I did ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. Well, nothing all that important. But I spent the whole day having fun and not doing things that I really had to do. Just stuff I wanted to do. I had lots of fun going to Woodstocks with a big group of friends for lunch and then I went with the girls over to Fanny Wrappers. All I can say about that is, yikes. I've never bought lingerie before, so the whole process is rather intimidating. Do guys really like that stuff? Because I look at most of it and think it's pretty ridiculous. The gal who helped me showed me this one getup (which shall remain undescribed, seeing as how I may purchase it for a certain wedding of mine...) that she said "drove the guys wild". Hmmmmm.... I thought it looked... okay. Well. I don't know. I'd certainly never choose it because I personally found it sexy. That drives guys wild? Well, I've only got one guy on my mind as far as that goes, so that's all that matters to me. ;)

Sunday, January 02, 2005

Happy New Year

Happy 2005 everybody! I don't normally make New Year's Resolutions, but I figure, hey, everyone else is doing it. Here are a few-

1. Practice my music (piano and voice) more consistently

2. Learn to play the organ

3. Not procrastinate so much on doing everyday stuff like laundry

4. Save more money, spend less

5. Read more books

6. Get my optician's certification

and of course, the over-used and un-original...

7. Exercise more/eat healthier.

Yeah, I know. That last one's old and tired. But I really do feel better when I eat healthy stuff. It's good for you, ya know?

So that's it. I dare you to keep your resolutions longer than me.

Saturday, January 01, 2005

Happy New Year

I wanted to wish everyone a happy New Year while it was still new and all. So there it is. I will have a more detailed entry before too terribly long. So yeah. Be safe last night.