Archive for the 'Personal' Category

I am indeed around

Saturday, June 25th, 2005

it’s just that I’m in a heavy development phase at work and just about the last thing I want to do at night is go home and create Web content.

oh irony

Monday, June 13th, 2005

Today was my daughter’s last day of school, so of course tonight I was going to let her stay up a bit and watch tv. I go to get her ready for bed only to find that she’s fallen asleep in front of the tv! Poor kid!


Wednesday, March 30th, 2005

You know, I can read google referrers. ;-)


Monday, February 7th, 2005

I had one of those “I feel like an utter loser” moments today. My daughter has been sick for the past few days with a low but persistent fever, stomach upset, her throat hurting her. I didn’t think much of it when I first discovered she was sick, but by last night I knew that I should make an appointment for her at the pediatrician’s. So, this morning, she isn’t feeling too hot, and I make the appointment.

After I make the appointment, I helped her get dressed and I see that she has a prickly heat looking like rash. What the heck?

At the pediatrician, the nurse is dutifully examining her and I mention the rash. The nurse takes one look at the rash and tells me “Yep, it sure looks like strep throat. We’ll have to take a culture, but I’m sure it’s strep.” It turns out it was strep. I had no clue. I never had it as a kid.

Update: 2/9/05: She’s better now and even went to school today.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and all that…

Sunday, December 26th, 2004

I do believe that this year’s theme shall be remembered as “How To Love & Appreciate Your Family (Even If They All Drive You Nuts At Times).”

I hope everyone had a good one.

Oh, and if you are ever looking for a special baked good to bring over as a hostess gift, The White Trash 7-Up Cake is a sure winner.

Update me

Tuesday, September 14th, 2004

Most of you won’t be able to guess what I’ve been doing lately…I’ve actually switched gears and rejoined the IT world.

My full title contains the words “Web” and “Manager”, so as you can guess, I’m living the dot com life only a few years late.

I started not long after my birthday, and I can say it’s been an exciting and tiring few weeks. I can truly say I go to work and I’m engrossed in what I’m doing. My official job description describes design and marketing duties and so I sit on both sides of the fence. Even cooler, I’m getting to implement many of the ideas and practices I’ve talked about on my blog.

Besides working on the Web, I’m using Windows XP (for organizational compatibility reasons), Office 2003 and for the first few weeks I even used my PowerBook. After 4th quarter, I will be examining new ecommerce platforms to transition to and thinking about long term Web design and usability goals.

As far as marketing goes, I have a few remarks about the success of AdWords, search engine optimizers and a certain online retailer whose name we all know and love. However, I’ll save those observations for later.

Oh, and blogging did help me find my job (a whole other entry altogether). Blog early, blog often and blog intelligently.

And for now, I shalll leave you with this…. Disclaimer: These words are my own, not my employer’s.

she’s alive

Thursday, September 9th, 2004

Why, yes, yes I am.

Before my head hits the keyboard, let it be known that I now have three computers sitting in my room, two of them laptops. This has something to do with the fact of why I’ve been so busy lately.

Now for something a little different

Sunday, July 25th, 2004

A slideshow featuring the grounds and of some of the flowers currently in bloom at Longwood Gardens. (Quicktime:

Fireworks & Fountains

Saturday, July 24th, 2004

Last night my Mom, my Daughter and I braved the threat of rain and visited Longwood Gardens for their Fireworks & Fountains show. We arrived a few minutes before the show started, parked in the back of the parking lot (which really wasn’t that far) and made our way to the staging area. To our surprise, even with the threat of rain, there were easily a few thousand people waiting for the fireworks to begin, mostly couples on dates and families. Even though we arrived with a few minutes to spare, we easily found a spot to sit on the grass (thank goodness for my waterproof space blanket).

Suffice it to say, the fireworks & fountains were spectacular (Quicktime movie: and did I mention it would be a great place for a date?

A Dreary Summer Monday

Monday, July 12th, 2004

It is difficult for me to comprehend that we are already in the smack-dab middle of summer. So far I’ve been to the beach, celebrated 4th of July in Philly, purchased a purple kiddie pool and already replaced a lost-at-summer-camp bathing suit. However, as far as the bathing suit goes, I actually bought two replacements on sale since fall clothing is already on the store shelves.

Unfortunately, today is most dreary summer day. Raining since about 1am, today I’ve seen periodic moonson like downpours. It tires me just to hear the rain hitting the rooftop. Bleah.

The Cape Fear

Friday, July 2nd, 2004

As I was flying home on Tuesday, the plane was flying low and I was able to capture this image of the mouth of the Cape Fear river in North Carolina. The view had me reminiscing about the ocean and the beaches, especially of Carolina Beach and Kure Beach and Fort Fisher, of afternoons spent exploring Wilmington, NC and of living through Hurricane Fran in 1996.