Let’s go, Oakland!

Regardless of the reputation of my home state of Arizona and hometown of Tucson I am proud of where I came from. I am proud of the family I came from. I am proud that my red home state went blue in 1996 for Clinton. I am proud that I went to a diverse high school.

Living in Oakland gives you a sense of pride as well.

When Curt and I first moved to the Bay Area more than eight years ago we lived in Berkeley. We had a friend visit and as he left he said he was proud to say he had friends who lived in Berkeley.

I hella <3 Oakland!

I don’t know how to quite explain it. I guess the word is … pride. There is pride about living in Oakland. It’s an awesome feeling being here.

And there is pride about having a scrappy baseball team going to the playoffs two years in a row. Tonight is Game 1 against the Detroit Tigers.

Last year when the A’s went to the playoffs they went up against the same team. I was able to go to the first and last home game. (Curt went … Continue reading

Birthday card humor

Tonight’s post will be brief as I am doing laundry and packing for a business trip later this week.

If the A’s win tonight I will likely be going to Game 5 tomorrow, which is supposed to be my night to pack.

Since Game 4 is still going (and a rather exciting game), which The Husband was lucky to go to as well as our attendance last night I am preparing for the fact that I may not have time to pack tomorrow.

This means I am also paying bills and going through mail and all that stuff you have to do before you take off for a few days.

I had a great birthday yesterday with pampering and watching the A’s win last night. A great time.

So tonight I will post pics of two birthday cards I got.

Is Hallmark watching Go Fit Girl! and making cards to cater to me???

I hope to post at least a few times while I am in Charlotte for a trademark conference.

I can guarantee there will be lots of eating and drinking. At these types of events the vendors really take care of you and make sure you have plenty … Continue reading

Giving to others is the best gift

Remember when you were a little kid and you would be so excited about your birthday? As an adult I wait for that feeling and well, it doesn’t happen. I guess that is just part of getting older. Don’t get me wrong, I have no issues with getting older. In fact, I love it. I love when people are baffled by “how old” I really am.

Speaking of birthdays, today is my birthday. I take the day off from work to do stuff just for me.

I feel really lucky to have a job where it is OK to take the day off and is never questioned. And that I can pamper myself with a mani/pedi AND a massage. Yup, I went all out this year.

Since I had the day off I also had the opportunity to visit a women’s day center and drop off some donations.

I collect toiletries from hotels when I travel. I also have a high sensitivity to perfumes and lotions. So if I ever get those as gifts they get thrown into the donation pile and get used by someone else.

In my decluttering I got rid of lots of stuff, including some housewares.

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