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Busy bee!

Sorry for not being around to blog much lately. I’ve been SWAMPED at work with so many projects, and will be out of town next week while in Vegas. I’ve got some great ideas to blog about, so stay tuned.

Oh, and did I mention that this weekend I’m going to Seattle with a girlfriend to watch 2 baseball games, drink wine, and shop? I’m so excited! Well, not for the shopping part. I’ve got nothing that I need (or much money to spend), but I do want to try to find a nice dress to wear for the wedding in Hawaii (and versatile enough to wear to another wedding that I’m attending this summer). Budget will be around $50-75.

Vegas team building activity chosen!

I want to thank everybody for their awesome suggestions in my Vegas team-building post. Last week I presented all of the ideas at a meeting, and we ended up choosing indoor sky diving, followed by the NYNY roller coaster. :)

So stoked to try indoor sky diving! And I’m super excited for the trip. A couple of my friends will be down in Vegas the same time that I’ll be there, so I’m sure I’ll get to meet up with them too. Plus my boss wants to go to the outlet malls, and clearly I have no objections to that. But I won’t be buying much, if anything at all. Because the weekend prior, I’ll be down in Seattle with a friend for a girls weekend away! We’ll be catching two Mariners games, and shopping. I don’t need anything, but I do want to continue my quest for black skinny pants and a dress for my friend’s Hawaii wedding.

Friday Miscellaneous

So the new PT job is going to be great for making extra income. It’s more than I expected out of a PT job, and will help me meet my 2010 Goals which I previously thought might not be met.

Speaking of money, I bought travel medical insurance yesterday. Since I already have Blue Cross, it only cost me $52 for 12 months of travel coverage (for all out-of-country trips that are 2 weeks or less).

Yesterday evening was my last night of field hockey tryouts. It went much better than the first night, and I feel confident that I will be placed in the top couple of teams in the club. Although I rolled my ankle a few times while playing, got a huge calf muscle cramp before I went to bed, and am super sore this morning. I have a long way to go to get myself into top shape. Apparently just running and going to the gym isn’t going to cut it. I’m going to have to start doing hockey-specific workouts again. Which unfortunately will include savagely hard fartlek drills on a track.

Also, for the first time in a long time, I am feeling sick. Sore throat, runny nose. I haven’t been sleeping much, nervous for tryouts, and have been super stressed out at work. So I’m sure those things aren’t helping. Oh well! I’m sure a littleĀ CaribbeanĀ sun will fix it. :) I’m picking up my parents and sister from the ferry terminal today, and we’re going out for dinner. Then I need to get home and start packing!

I can’t believe that TOMORROW we’ll be leaving for Mexico! I will have a few posts scheduled to go while I’m gone. Then when I come back, it’s the hell that is July. I’m traveling every weekend, including one week in Las Vegas.

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