Saturday, August 30, 2008

My Birthday Resolution... Not So Good

But it's not my fault! A little over a week ago, I'm not sure what I did (ran too much or ran too hard?), but something happened to my ankle. So I couldn't really use the treadmill to get my mile a day. It was frustrating after the first few days because I had to walk slow and had a little limp (and I usually like to walk fast). I had to live off of Advil most days, so it wouldn't hurt so much. But for the "Backstage 100" at my work, I only needed to lose 1 more pound and get 2 more miles in to get to 100 miles. The past 4 days, I walked slow on the treadmill for 1/2 mile each day. And I did lose the 1 pound (even an extra one, but not going to count it just yet till the work thingy ends on Labor Day). I think my ankle is starting to get better slowly, but it still hurts if I'm on it too much. On top of my ankle hurting, I also caught a cold on Wednesday. It was weird... I was perfectly fine at work Wednesday morning, but in the late morning, I felt it coming on in my throat. Colds are no fun!! I'll probably stay home from church tomorrow so I can rest and so I don't give it to anybody! I'm glad I have this 3-day weekend (with Monday's holiday) to rest up.

Monday, August 25, 2008

My Many Names

Got this off my cousin Mindy's blog. I thought it would be fun to do, so here you go!

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car) Callie Camry (that's 1st pet since I've been married, I don't remember the first pet my parents had when I was little)
2. YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fave ice cream flavor, favorite cookie) Chocolate White Chocolate Macadamia
3. YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name) V Hog
4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal) Maroon Kitty
5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born) Jolene Provo
6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first) Hogvi
7. SUPERHERO NAME: (”The” + 2nd favorite color, favorite drink) The Forest Green Water
8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers) John Howard
9. STRIPPER NAME: (the name of your favorite perfume/cologne/scent, favorite candy) Vanilla Peanut M&M's
10. WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names ) Jean Jay
11. TV WEATHER ANCHOR NAME: (Your 5th grade teacher’s last name, a major city that starts with the same letter) Randolph Randolph (haha, looked up on the internet cities that started with R and there were 20 states in the list with the city of Randolph) :-)
12. SPY NAME: (your favorite season/holiday, flower) Christmas Rose
13. CARTOON NAME: (favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now + “ie” or “y”) Kiwi Jeansie
14. HIPPIE NAME: (What you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree) Bagel Maple
15. YOUR ROCKSTAR TOUR NAME: (”The” + Your fave hobby/craft, weather element+ Tour") The Computer Tornado Tour

Friday, August 22, 2008


Watching the Olympics the past couple weeks and staying up late and getting up early for work has made me VERY tired! Even though I love watching them, I'll be glad when they're over. I hardly watched any last night. I was so tired I fell asleep on one of our recliners in our sectional. Then I woke up and it was all dark and Jeff was in the bedroom reading. I got ready for bed, then went straight to bed. Time to start catching up on sleep!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Beijing 2008 Olympic Gymnastics

Like I said in a post a few days ago, I love watching Olympic gymnastics! All of the competitions in artistic gymnastics ended last night, and I think my favorite part was watching 18-year-old Nastia Liukin win the gold in the all-around.

The uneven bars event was a little screwy with the judging, but Nastia won the silver there (stupid tie-breaking rule!). Also, with a silver for the U.S. team, a silver on balance beam, and bronze on floor, she ended up with 5 Olympic medals, tying with Mary Lou Retton and Shannon Miller for the most medals won by an American gymnast at the Olympics.

But don't forget about 16-year-old Shawn Johnson ....

She won 4 medals at these Olympics. She won 3 silver (team, all-around, and floor) and she had one chance left on balance beam to win gold, which she did ....

Good job to both of these girls and hopefully they'll stick around for another 4 years to go to London in 2012. :-)

Monday, August 18, 2008

My Birthday Resolution

You've heard of New Year's Resolutions, right? Well, I made a birthday resolution, since my birthday was 5 days ago. That is to run/walk a mile on our treadmill every day except Sunday. So far, it's going good! We'll see how long I can keep it up. It feels so good to get exercise!!!

1st Day of Being Team Leader-- Done

Well, today was my first day of being team leader. It wasn't too bad... and I have 4 people on my team who pretty much know what they're doing (no new people). And the day went by fast because I QC-ed (QC = Quality Control) two different things and then worked on something else that sometimes makes time go by fast, too. Maybe this position won't be so bad after all. I was a little scared on Friday and a little bit over the weekend, too.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Yay for Liukin and Johnson!

I love watching Olympic gymnastics! That's why I'm up so late and getting very little sleep tonight. I'm even staying up a little later to watch the interviews of the 2 U.S. medal winners (after the news is over). I always get nervous watching those I want to win, fearing that they'll make mistakes or fall. But Nastia Liukin deserved her gold medal! She was stunning, especially with her stuck landings on vault and balance beam! And Shawn Johnson coming back from 5th after the 1st rotation and 3rd after the 3rd rotation to win a silver medal... she deserved that, too! I was SO happy to see them go gold and silver! :-) Yay for both of them!!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Jeff's Work

Here is Jeff right before he left for the airport to go on a 2-day business trip to a conference onsite in Los Angeles ....

He looks handsome in his shirt and slacks. :-)

And here is a close-up of his shirt and the company he works for (WingateWeb) ....

Happy Birthday to Me!

I had to take about 50 pictures of me to get a half-decent one. But this is me today on my birthday ....

I still have a fat face, haha... but I'm slowly working on it! I chose where we ate and you know what? I cannot get enough of the chicken caesar flatbread salad. Every time we go there, I get that (without onions, of course). So we went to ...

... for my birthday. :-)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Yesterday, I found out that I got a team leader position at work. They advertised it last week and I decided I would apply. I was the only one to apply for it, but the project manager was hoping that I would. I think it's next week that I'll start. That means $1/hour pay increase, so that will be nice! :-) I also went to my parents' house for dinner last night, since Jeff is still on his business trip.

Today, Jeff comes home from Los Angeles! I've missed him, even though it was only for two days. I'll be happy to have him back... until Oct. 11 when he leaves for Miami, FL, for one whole week. :-( I'm excited for the women's gymnastics team competition tonight. Hopefully USA can do what the 'Magnificent 7' did in 1996... win team gold. Go USA!!!

Tomorrow, it's my birthday. I will be 30. I don't think it'll be too depressing. I still look and feel young (on the most part). And I decided to take tomorrow off work (who would want to work on their birthday?). It will be so nice sleeping in and getting some much-needed sleep! The past couple nights, I've been staying up late watching the Olympics, so I've been a little tired.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Only 5 more days :-(

That's right... only 5 more days to enjoy my 20's, then I turn... yep, 30! :-( Not sure how I'm going to feel about that. A good thing about it is I still look and feel young (most of the time!). And I'm making slow but good progress on getting my body in shape... I've been putting our treadmill to good use most days and I eat healthier than I used to (chocolate and other fatty foods don't even sound good to me anymore!). Since my highest weight earlier this year, I've lost 16 lbs. Since the beginning of my work's "Backstage 100", I've lost 9 lbs. Just 16 more lbs. to go to be the weight I was on my wedding day!

On another note, Jeff has his 1st business trip this weekend. He gets to go to Los Angeles. He flies out Sunday morning and comes back Tuesday, so only 2 days (in October he'll be gone to Miami, FL, for a whole week!). I'm so glad he got this job!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

The Road Trip of My Life

The Road Trip of Your Life

You see romantic love as what's most important in life. A deep connection with someone else is the primary thing you crave.

You live life at a fairly leisurely pace. You take time to enjoy the sweeter parts of life, even when you're busy.

You don't like a lot of risk or randomness in your life. You prefer to stick with what's known, even if it's a bit boring.

You tend to be a workaholic. You overwork yourself without ever realizing it and sometimes suffer the consequences later.

In another life, you could have been a great artist. You trust your creative instincts enough to let them lead you.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Tip of the Day

Don't drink water (or other drinks) while you're walking. I had a glass of water just now and while I was walking, some water spilled down the front of my shirt. So unless you're very careful and coordinated, don't drink while walking, haha.