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My Childhood Security Blanket

One of the gifts my parents received when I was born (I believe from Aunt Enid) was a blanket that had Peter Rabbit all over it.  With a small book of the story of Peter Rabbit. And hence, my childhood obsession with Peter Rabbit began.  My blanky and that book were my favorite things (and I still have both).

To my delight, Google (unknowingly) honored my childhood security blanket on their home page in honoring today as Beatrix Potter’s birthday:


Sweet memories.


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No Mas, Rat Dog!!


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Pee Wee Herman-Liberace-Metro

Rob is always so good at coming up with "classifications" for the latest trends in fashion and social cliques.

His latest brilliance:

Pee Wee Herman-Liberace-Metro

This is the classification for a male who is generally really skinny and dresses in really tight, pencil, jeans (all the way to the ankles), really tight jackets (sometimes too short) and vans/chucks.  Their hair is usually very stylized.

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10 Years At Microsoft

On February 16, 2008 I reached my 10-year anniversary with Microsoft.  Kind of hard to believe.  I actually forgot my anniversary until March 14th when I receive a mail saying that I had been awarded the customary 10 shared of Microsoft stock in honor of my anniversary.  Yipppeeee!

Then, last week, I received a box on my chair.  I knew this box was coming – I just didnt’ know when (they mystery around the whole thing is awesome). In the box was:

A phallic crystal statue designed by Hybrid 3 and produced by Weinberg Glass (the top point is so sharp I almost cut myself on it).


A cloth for cleaning my statue.  Which reminds me of an article the Onion did about rappers that have "people" that clean their gold.


"One young rapper I spoke with told me that he ‘be trading women like Eddie Murphy trading places’ and that he ‘got b****es cleaning my house, cleaning my gold, doing my shoelaces,’" Danziger said. "For a relationship to thrive, there needs to be a sense of shared responsibility and mutual respect. When one partner is cleaning the other’s house and gold, the partner who is doing the cleaning is likely to experience feelings of resentment over the imbalance. Inevitably, this will drive a wedge between the pair."

A banner sticker (that I think I’m supposed to put on the window of my office, but won’t).


A fold out card / banner thing and 2 additional cards personally singed by Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer.




While the celebration of my anniversary was rather anticlimactic I did bring in the customary but-load of M&Ms (1 lb for every year) and bagels.  I also sent some mail out to the people I have worked with over the last 10 years – I do feel indebted to all of them for the experiences and positive growth I have accumulated.  The response I got from people in email and in marker on my office window was the most meaningful of all.

The questions that still plague me:

  • How much longer will I be at MSFT?
  • What do I do with the phallic statue after I leave (please, refrain from the shove it up your ass jokes).

I think if I’m here 15 or 20 years I get a blue phallic statue that matches the green one (so they can be…like…friends, I guess).  It reminds me of when I used to have …

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Why I’m Like Felicity

Recently, I leant MC my Felicity DVDs and I’ve been meaning to ask for them back.  And this got me thinking of my obsession with Felicity…and all the ways I’m like Felicity…and why Keri Russell and I should be best friends…well, we should be – right?  I mean, I did meet her in the airport when she was pregnant.  What else could it mean when I happen to meet the only famous person I know in the airport?  J.J. Abrams-style fate would say that we’re destined to be BFFs.

Anyway, if you know me at all, then you know that Felicity is my all-time favorite TV show and that I basically stopped watching television when they took Felicity off the air (though, admittedly, due to my allegiance to the brilliance of J.J. Abrams, I have picked up all 3 seasons of Lost on DVD – and I’m holding on Season 4 – so DON’T TELL ME ANYTHING. LA LA LA – I CAN’T HEAR YOU!!).

I think the reason I love Felicity so much is that the show somehow mirrored my life so much that I identified with it very deeply.  For instance:

1. If you morph picture of me and my sister together, it would look a lot like Keri Russell.






2. My best friend Fiona looks a lot like Amanda Foreman (Felicity’s roommate, turned best friend, Meghan Rotundi) and is much like the character of Meghan Rotundi (though she denies this part).

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3. I had a Javier in college.

4. Rob (my husband) is basically Scott Foley and Scott Speedman



Scott Foley



5. My identity crisis in college involved an art major.

There’s a bunch more, but I’ll have to get to them later.

In the meantime, MC – I need my Felicity DVDs back!!  What’s up?  Are you hooked or what?

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My sister is on the radio!!

OK, granted, this was around superbowl time, but still….this is so cool!  She is my idol!

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Half Depressing

If it wasn’t for the fresh pow I’m going to shred tomorrow morning I’d be fully depressed.


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