Friday, July 28, 2006

Need a Book to Read?

As I finish books, I am going to start writing mini-reviews of them so that you all know what I have been reading and what I like (to hopefully get some helpful recommendations about what to read next!)

Today I finished off The Devil Wears Prada. It was a very fun, fast-paced ride through the life of a young woman who becomes an assistant for most powerful woman in the fashion world.

I enjoyed this book for the quirky anecdotes and the descriptions of some of the truly heinous things this girl endures. By the time I would finish reading on my lunch break some days, I would feel exhausted as though I myself had worked one of those hellish days.

If you are looking for a serious piece of literary excellence - I would not recommend this book. But if you are looking for something fun and quick to read, The Devil Wears Prada fits the bill.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

The Heat Won't Stop

The death toll in California related to the heat is now up to 81 people.

Crops, cattle and Lindsay Lohan are also experiencing heat related problems.

Stay cool everyone!

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Too Hot To Blog...

Sorry for the lack of posts, I haven't really been motivated to do anything lately in this hideous heat.

I don't know what the weather is like wherever you are as you are reading this, but the heat in LA is unnaturally warm.

I regularly check to find out just how bad it is outside when I am stuck in a gloriously air-conditioned office all day, and have been horrified over the past week at the results. Today, for example is supposed to be 89 degrees. Which in and of itself wouldn't be so bad, but something called the RealFeel (some crazy equation that figures in wind and humidity, etc.) puts today in at a painful 104 degrees. And believe me, it certainly feels that hot when you try to go outside.

***UPDATE*** Apparently 29 people in California have DIED due to the heat.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

It's Been Too Long...

So I go and whine like a big baby, and then I don't blog in HOW LONG?!?!

I'm sorry. I haven't had much to say.

There's actually not much going on.... Work is good, extremely slow this week as the senior partner is out of town.... Life otherwise is also good, but nothing too exciting to report.

The Culinary Realignment (AKA diet) is going along well, with phase 2 (AKA exercise) just about to begin. The Gazelle Edge is on it's way and we should be gliding the pounds away very soon. I've also been walking to the nearby Coffee Bean every day for the past two weeks, which is just over a mile roundtrip.... So I'll be ready for swimsuit weather just in time for.... uh, next summer.

Other than that, there's not a lot new going on. Trying to figure out how to broach the topic of asking for more money at work, but that's never easy, so we'll see what happens... If anyone has any pearls of wisdom on this subject, please feel free to help me out.

Hopefully there will be some real news at some point.....

Thursday, July 06, 2006

I'm a Big Kid NOW!

Today my blog is three years old.

Three years ago I was blogging about the uncertainty about moving to LA, and job prospects and parties....

Now I blog about the things we do in LA, and the things I do at my job, and the parties.....

At least we haven't stopped partying!

Happy birthday Blog!

(I should do greeting cards!)

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Jennifer and Josie

Jennifer and Josie, originally uploaded by julieverive.

Here is the happy mama and her ONE MONTH OLD adorable baby girl!