Sunday, April 25, 2010

Week in the Life: Thursday & Friday

Thursday I woke, laid out my clothes for the day on my bed and then headed for the shower. Ever since Jessica introduced me to this cami, I've been wearing them under everything.
Crystal Springs Reservoir is one of the prettiest commutes a person could have! There is a scene in The Wedding Planner where they drive by this beautiful landscape.
Thursday I spent my lunch with my new co-worker, returning something at Target and then buying a few more pairs of nylons. I think going to Target more than once a week is just a very bad habit! Morgan bought a plant for Christine & Kari. He told me that he wanted to buy one for me but they didn't have any guliable plants at Home Depot. :D

I came home to find the porch painted a happy yellow. It's taken a few days to get used to but I really like the color and the beautiful glass all over too.
I spent a few minutes at home checking e-mail and changing. Then I met up with some friends at Lina Mar beach. We were going to grab some Taco Bell, but ended up having an impromptu photo shoot first. Thanks to Dan, this moment was captured:
I wish I had used fill flash on this shot. It is one of my faves from the beach that night.

This is my absolute favorite!!! Kristi & I goofing off for Dan and the camera.
Jenna joined us at Taco Bell and told us silly stories. Then we met up with some more friends at the local bowling alley. Apparently its super cheap after 9pm on Thursday!
Trying to get a little artsy with the colorful bowling balls and point of view. It's so funny, I really can't handle anything heavier than an 8 lb ball.
Jason managed to spell Kristi's name with a y and he ran out of space so my name read "Michell." I had so much fun. I even got two spares! I beat my usual score of 70 with an 89.
It was hard to leave, but I had to go to work Friday, so we said our goodbyes.

Friday morning was consumed with getting up early to start moving my small department to our new building. It didn't take me long to pack since I've only been there two weeks. I was very excited to have regularly sized desk.  Don't you love all of the plants on top of our fancy cubicles? I'll have to snap a photo of my desk on Monday, since this is my view sitting at my desk.
A bunch of my coworkersand I piled into the car to go to lunch together. I love that Christine got stuck in the middle of the backseat. They are always talking about how small she is!
Its was Rico's (the temp) last day, so 9 or 10 of us hung out at the local Chipotle.  I like the design of the water cups at Chipotle and how they say "H20 agua." I got a burrito in a bowl and asked for the tortilla on the side. :) Juice Squeeze is my replacement to soda these days. My favorite is Key Lime but my Trader Joe's doesn't carry that flavor.
The afternoon was rather hectic at work. I had a meeting that went long and then I ran around getting things processed before everyone left for their weekend. I met up with a few people from work at El Torrito for Happy Hour. We sat outside, which was nice until the sun went down and the wind picked up. The strawberry margarita I ordered was just a little too cold for that. It was nice meeting more people outside of my department and getting to know others better.

I drove home after the normal commute hour, which made the drive so very serene. This is my current favorite shirt!
I spent the rest of Friday night looking through photos from this week. After some editing, I joined Dan and played with Luigi for a bit. I watched a dark comedy, Away We Go. I was curious about it because John Krasinski from The Office is in it and the DVD artwork caught my eye. It's quite random and very quirky. I found myself laughing during some very awkward scenes. And I was excited that I recognized some of the soundtrack from Michelle's blog!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Week in the Life: Wednesday

This week has flown by pretty quickly for me. I've been staying up late to look through my photos. So here goes!

My sweet co-worker Morgan brought in starfruit for lunch yesterday. I've never seen it or tried it before. It made for some great shots but I wasn't as impressed with the flavor. It reminded me a little of tomatoes.
I'm cursed that Target is less than 2 miles from my new job. I've been there 3 times in the past two days. Its way too easy to run errands on my lunch!
I bought dixie cups and kraft ribbon to make myself a telephone. My real phone isn't functioning since we're moving. I decided to take things into my own hands!
I've been accessorizing more lately. I adore these beautiful earrings that my mom gave me a while back.
I wore one of my favorite bracelets too! I love driving home to Pacifica. Its always so pretty and relaxing.
 I spent the evening goofing off with Jenna & Eric. Then I went to Dan's house and he made me a delicious omelet. After dinner I ironed some shirts while listening to New Moon on audio book. Then I watched some of Doctor No before heading home and blogging.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Week in the Life: Tuesday

 Tuesday morning I woke early to find that it was raining.
We had an indoor picnic with my coworkers (we moved the makeshift table for the photo). I tried Specialty's for the first time. I'm in love with their Caprese sandwich!
Drove home in the rain:
And then Dan picked me up from my house for a date!
He took me to a restaurant (new to us) that he found on Clement Street called Giorgio's.
I fell in love with the atmosphere immediately. I loved the ceiling and had such fun looking at the Italian Pizza knick knacks. I enjoyed their delicious pesto pasta and we'll definitely be going back there again!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Week in the Life: Monday

I'm joining Ali Edwards and trying to follow along with her project Week in the Life. I did my best to photograph today but I managed to forget my camera during lunch. A bunch of us ate outside at the lunch table and enjoyed the sun. I also picked up some prints at Costco for tonight's photo critique.

I'm in my second week at my new position and have spent quite a bit of time getting trained by Christine. I love my view of the orange files and her cute shoes each day!
I snapped a photo of myself on the way to class tonight. I make good use of waiting at stop lights. ;) I'm also thinking its time for a hair cut.

We have new & colorful signs in the parking lot that are clearly marked! Sometimes its the small things in life that make us happy.

There was a photo critique tonight in my Color Photography class. I'm an advanced student so I am able to pick the projects I want to work on. I really love my classmates and their honest opinions.
I got some great feedback on ways to narrow down my photos and on choosing the strongest photos possible. I am very inspired and can't wait to set up some new photo sessions. I am also excited for my new friend Patty. She wants to get into photographing models and I've offered to model for her first shoot. Just to help her get comfortable with directing.
This one is just for fun before bed! Photo by Bev Jacquemet.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Going Green

I've gone green. I started working for SolarCity on Monday, and I'm excited to be learning about making decisions to make our environment a better place. Or as some might say, I'm becoming a hippie. ;) Sorry for the lack of photos right now. Internet has been really touchy tonight. I'll be back later in the week.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

Hope you are having a great time if you are celebrating Easter. I'm enjoying my chocolate bunny while I share some eggs that we dyed yesterday. I have so much fun playing with Hambly silk screen rub ons. We used the mustaches & frames this time. Don't you just love super vibrant colored eggs? 
I'll leave you with these cute cupcakes that were at the party yesterday. Hoppy Easter!

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