Wow, haven't had a post in 3 weeks. You know what that means? Action-Packed-Super-Post!
Sun 8/5 - Nothing to report.
Mon 8/6 - Typical Monday. Blah.
Tue 8/7 - Typical Tuesday. Blah.
Wed 8/8 - Starting to get super-busy for the monthly department MBR.
Thu 8/9 - Drove up to Charlottesville to see the Kitty-Beast, and also to have dinner with Katie and Todd. Made the honey-garlic marinated steaks and peach cobbler. Decided that Ukrops was going downhill in terms of meat selection and vowed to find another grocery store that actually carried decent steaks (which is a real bummer, because I like Ukrops, but like everyone else they're cutting costs and going downhill).
Fri 8/10 - Even busier.
Sat 8/11 - Dinner with Justin, Danielle and Jen at a new restaurant downtown called Comfort. Great food, great company, great game of mini-golf afterwards.
Sun 8/12 - boring
Mon 8/13 - Busy, hot and muggy. Ugh.
Tue 8/14 - Busier, hotter and muggier. Double Ugh.
Wed 8/15 - Armageddon.
Thu 8/16 - Attended the NHS MBR in the morning, which I honestly didn't think was as bad as the other MBRs. Anyway, got free coffee and bagels out of it, so it's all good. Drove up to Charlottesville for dinner with Katie, where we had lobster for dinner! The yearly lobster up at Maine has become a tradition in our family, and both of us were kind of upset that we weren't going to get to eat one up there, so we decided to eat one down here. We got kind of excited.
Fri 8/17 - Not so busy, good day.
Sat 8/18 - Good day, heat finally gone.
Sun 8/19 - Katie and Brandon came down for the day. I baked about 100 muffins, we had a good breakfast, and then went out to Osaka for hibachi.
Mon 8/20 - Ahhh... dark and dreary Monday. Then up to Charlottesville to help Katie pick out a cat! End result, Katie now belongs to a crazy adorable 6 month old kitten named Cosmo who thinks she's a dog and likes to pant.
Tue 8/21 - Finally decided that I needed a pet to, so I went out to Petsmart, and found an absolutely beautiful 1 year old silver tabby. Apparently CARE found her out at Nuckols Rd, brought her in where she sat in the cages for a few weeks, got adopted by a family with 4 other cats who brought her back the next day saying 'does not play well with others', sat in the cages again for another two weeks, and then I found her. Despite having a not so great life, she's very sweet and loves attention; she's just a little (understandably) skittish right now and stays under the bed when I'm not actively petting her. She's eating and drinking, though, and we've had a couple of really good plays since then, and I think she's going to be fine :) Right now I have to rely on the phone's camera, but soon I'll have good pictures to post.
Wed 8/22 - Found out I've been promoted to Senior Ops Analyst. Woot! Drinks on me!
Thu 8/23 - The SVP's department imperatives came out, and all of a sudden everyone's much busier again.
Fri 8/24 - Spent most of the day setting up meetings to discuss what the events of 8/23 mean for most of us. Heat returned with a vengence. Had a cookout at my place, got to see Andrew from Cornell for the first time in over a year (he's at UVA now, which'll be great). Katie and Marie came down to visit also. Played fun games.
Here ends the Action-Packed-Super-Post. More later this weekend, promise.