Thursday, May 08, 2008

Some Things I Like

  1. Ziploc Zip N' Steam bags-- for vegetables in the microwave. Love.
  2. Dry Nail polish-- Costs $3.74 right now at Walgreens, and only has enough color strips for me to get 1 manicure out of it. But. It lasted at least a week which is highly unusual for me and nail polish. It would be good for a vacation or something. Or, for good nails every day for $4 a week.
  3. Magic Blush-- Smashbox O-Glow comes out of the tube clear and then turns the perfect color on your cheeks. Looks different on everyone, and it's the most natural color I've ever seen on my own cheeks. Very awesome. It's a small tube, but I've been using it for 6 weeks now and I don't think it's halfway empty. I just bought some of Almay's similar but much less expensive product to see if I could save myself major buckage for the same result.
  4. Magic lipgloss-- Smashbox O-Gloss. Same idea, clear from the tube, perfect shade for you on your lips. It's MAGICAL.
  5. My new Crocs. I've never been a fan of Crocs, because I'd never tried them on and I thought that they were kinda fugly. But these ("Malindi") are super cute and so comfy and I love them.
  6. Twitter. I'm in love with Twitter. You should join! Join, and follow me.

Monday, May 05, 2008

A few years back (okay, at least 10 years back) I worked at the Homewood Suites hotel. I worked the 11pm to 7am shift as night auditor. I was trained by a coworker for my first few shifts, and then I would see her often either when I would come in to work or when I would leave. We were both students at the U of M, though I didn't ever see her on campus. She was cute, and fun, and always happy. Even at 7am.

After I left that job, and we both had graduated, I would see her at U of M events. She worked for the University Alumni Association. I didn't know her that well, but she was a nice girl, and she was very enthusiastic about our university.

Last week I heard she was sick. A malignant brain tumor. She died on Friday. When reading this post written by her father, I realized she was married to another friend of mine. A guy I had known in band in college. He and I weren't close, either, but we were friends. And he was close with several of my friends. Her funeral was today. It would have been only their first anniversary.

Do I Need a New Blog Title?

I was reading this advice for new bloggers, and it made me wonder. If I'm coming back into blogland, should I choose a better title for my blog? I like the idea of using the song "Sadie, Sadie, Married Lady," but it's long. And that URL seriously takes a while to type.

Whaddya think, is it okay? Should I change it? If so, to what? For some reason, of all the areas in which I have creative ideas, blog naming ain't one of them. If you have any thoughts, let me know. And I'll be working on a new post to catch you up on where the heck I've been for so long.