Sunday, December 21, 2008

Names, planes and automobiles

This is definitely a new experience, even if it wasn't something I actively sought out to do. And I don't have a picture of it, for several reasons*. But after my plane (finally, after a six hour flight preceded by four hours of captive delays) landed in San Diego around 1 a.m., I had a chauffer holding a sign with my name on it waiting for me. I had told my parents before the plane took off (for reals, after about 672 fake-outs) that if it was going to be really late, I would just take a cab home; they had to be up early the next day. Instead, when I landed, I got a text from my dad saying he'd sent the local car service. So though I didn't get a warm hug like I usually do when I land here, I did get a ride home in a sweet black SUV with tinted windows, tv monitors and bottled water. I did not get to keep the sign with my name on it.

*it would have been weird, I didn't have enough time, and the guy had a big scar on his face and I wouldn't have wanted him to think that my taking a picture of him was also me being all, "LOOK AT THIS GUY'S SCAR." Especially because I didn't notice it right away.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Chat's a wrap (dress)

I wish I could say that today's professional-sounding thing was as mature and productive as it seems, but it really wasn't. Having already been interviewed via satellite and video conferenced, I completed the unofficial techie communication trifecta (or one of them, at least) and I iChatted. Friend Amanda and I had spent the morning at the Diane Von Furstenberg sample sale, and didn't have a chance to show each other what we'd bought once we were back out in the 20-degree air, so we each went home and I showed her my stuff from the comfort of our own apartments. I changed off-screen, though; it wasn't THAT kind of iChatting.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Thanks, winter!

Well, almost winter. I find it amusing that I can have a Thanksgiving with 2 feet of snow and winter is still technically a month away. But whatever season it is- late fall, early winter, Finter- it's fun, and rife with new opportunities for a So Cal transplant like me. I gotta get this stuff while I still can. During the weekend, I..

Helped make a snow fort!

Went to an island in Canada on a boat! With a dog!

Made snow angels!