Archive for January, 2010

Escape to Wisconsin: Fun with HistoryGirlie and Kitty

By now I’d surprised pretty much my whole family, but there was one honorary family member that still needed a shock… Mom called HistoryGirlie (my former teacher colleague/sister from a different womb/wedding day lady-in-waiting/future History Channel commentator) on Friday afternoon. We needed a way to surprise her with my visit, but we couldn’t risk just […]

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Escape to Wisconsin: SURPRISE!

If you’ve never surprised someone before, you’ve simply got to try it. It’s exhilarating. Plan a surprise party, or just show up somewhere unannounced – trust me, it’s a legal high you’ll want to experience again and again. Our timeline left us at 10:40, Friday morning, en route to Mom’s classroom. I was armed with […]

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Escape to Wisconsin: Travel Itinerary

Thursday, 7:00pm – Board airporter shuttle for a two hour trip down to SeaTac airport. 9:10pm – Arrive at airport and get checked in for flight. 9:20pm – Survive TSA security checkpoint with minimal irritation. 9:30pm – Settle in for a three hour wait for my flight (the 7pm shuttle is the latest option, so […]

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Escape to Wisconsin: The Mission Commences

We left our story on Thursday afternoon. I had found a kennel for Tally pup. Scratch that – kennel is a misnomer. Perhaps bed and breakfast is a better phrase. Because Tally is young, little, and not yet spayed, I was really concerned with making sure she stayed at a place where she’d be kept […]

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Escape to Wisconsin: The Plan is Hatched

So… as soon as we confirmed that NavyGuy would be spending the last week of January training with his squadron in Las Vegas (more on this later), I knew there was no way I would be moping around the house by myself the whole time. I could have gone down to Vegas to visit him, […]

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Why So Quiet?

Because I’m home in Fond du Lac! Lots more details to come, but the short story is that last week Thursday night, I took a red-eye back to Wisconsin, rented a car, and surprised the snot out of my family and friends. I’ll return to Washington on Wednesday, and I promise I’ll give a full […]

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A Weather Rant

I have lost all patience with this nonsense. Yesterday, I got home from work and decided to take Tally for a walk. We had a nice stroll through the neighborhood and even ventured up into the woods for some off-roading. Doesn’t that sound like a nice picture? An adorable puppy dog and a woman in […]

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Cheers and Jeers

Jeers… to having to do bathroom checks at work now. Apparently, in order to “save money,” the talking heads at Target came up with the brilliant plan to have the Starbucks girls do the mid-day bathroom cleaning. So now along with “steamed milk” and “poured coffee,” I’ll be able to add “scrubbed toilets” to my […]

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Flight Suit Up!

Out with the olive… … and in with the sand. NavyGuy’s squadron starts wearing tan-colored flight suits tomorrow. It’s what they’ll wear when they deploy, so apparently they have to start practicing now…? Maybe they need to break them in? Or figure out which accessories go best with the new color?

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Weekend Update

Not a whole heck of a lot to report to be frank. Friday – 8 hours at the ‘Bucks. Saturday – 8 hours at the ‘Bucks. Sunday – 8 hours at the ‘Bucks. I know – tres exciting. Aside from all the coffee-ing, NavyGuy and I went out to dinner with another couple on Sunday […]

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