Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Happy birthday Ty and Ty's aunt!!...

As many of you know, it was Tyler and Aunt Meagan's birthday yesterday. We had a lot of fun. I went to Ty's school and brought cupcakes and read a story to his class. They were all so cute, I love how they were so excited to have a 'guest' read them a book. It's always the simple things...

Here's Tyler and his friend, Kyree (whom is such a sweetheart!!)...


We celebrated everyone's birthday at a Japanese steakhouse. The boys were soooo adorable. Colin and Parker were working very diligently with their chopsticks, they did a good job!


Saturday, February 24, 2007

What's new in Ladybug Land...

Not much to report on things so I thought I'd give you all an update on work. I guess I used to blog about work often because I needed to vent my frustration. Well, now that I like my work, I haven't been giving the latest scoop. (Not to say that I don't have frustrations at my current job...IE, errr!!!)

So, here goes...here are the websites that I helped develop. By the way, I know some of you still think I design, but I don't. I wish I could design like our designers...you'll see what I mean.

Cochlear Awareness Portal

The Wellness Community
The Wellness Community Blog
Pain CME Center
Sound Partnership

(By the way, we have an abundance of ladybugs in our office...)

Monday, February 12, 2007

Were Batman and Batgirl an item?...

Well, I scored big when I got him Batman Valentine Day cards. Didn't score so big when I told him he had to give one to all his classmates...in which I got, "but I don't wanna give the girls one". Fair enough, he needs to focus on his studies anyway! But he did write one to Angel...mmhmm, I'll be keeping an eye on that one... That girl is the devil!! (who can name that movie?? so simple...)

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Don't you hate it when a camera gets shoved up your nose??...

So, today was my ENT appointment. After giving her really vague references as to my symptoms (how can you really explain it to someone who doesn't sing?!)...she casually mentions 'well, we're gonna numb your nose and stick a camera down your throat'. At that point in time, the first thought in my head was 'you know, I think I can live with a bit of a raspy voice...'. Anyhow, it was an odd experience. Kind of painful at first but it is, after all, a camera being stuck up your nose. In the end, no big deal...I have some irritation that can be treated by avoiding certain things. Coffee and peppermint being amongst the items on the list... So, in conclusion, raspy voice it shall be.

I also had a meeting with my good ol' folks at the NRA. Ah, going back...the memories. Yes, thank god for web development. :-) Anyways, it looks like I'll be doing some freelance work for them. The new manager of competitions (where I used to be) is a good guy, he'll do a good job...but I'm interested to see how he can revive competitions. From an advertising/design perspective, it's great because he seems to agree with the focus of the ads, whereas me and my last boss butted heads. But I still couldn't sell them on marketing over the web. No e-newletters, no promotional sites...sheesh...isn't everyone on the web these days??

Monday, February 05, 2007

Weekend recap...

I wanted to first of all let you all know that I had my first winning night at poker night this year. You all can breathe now... I know you all were concerned, as was I. But I also wanted to let you all know that there is a certain someone...a certain someone that reads this blog...a certain someone who is flaky and doesn't come to poker night when he says he's going to!!! I won't name any names (j...two..na...). :-P

And how can I mention the weekend without mentioning Prince's Super-Bowl performance?? Now, I like Prince and all and I like the Foo Fighters...but in no way does that mean you should combine the two. That's really all I have to say about that. And no, I didn't watch the game.