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Swine Flu, Baked Poultry, and Red Wine [Apr. 27th, 2009|07:48 am]
Lanette
What an indignity to die from something that sounds so low brow. I feel sorry for the Americans who have to tolerate being called pigs while dying from "Swine flu". The only way to save us? A trough of drugs. If I get "Swine Flu" I plan to be angry that they called it that. It's embarrassing to die of Swine Flu compared to something that sounds terrifying like "The Ebola Virus".

Saturday I'm quite sure I unintentionally upset my sister! I'd texted her that karaoke sounded fun for Saturday night, but I didn't realize I was making actual plans. Then on Saturday at 3pm we headed to Whidbey Island which was a BLAST! We played on the beach and collected shells and Craig took us out to an amazing dinner. We then drank Shiraz, talked camping, and played Cranium Hoopla with Craig's old friends who are a wonderful couple. We didn't get home until nearly 2am! My phone didn't work out there and when I got home I had voicemails and text messages asking where I was. :( I'm sorry for ditching my sister! Here I thought we were making hypothetical plans and now I feel like I stood her up. :(

Saturday we woke up late and sore. I worked from 11am-11pm with only 1 hour's break yesterday. I finally got done what needed doing. Craig was unpleased, but helpful. He even grocery shopped and got my car washed which I asked him to since I couldn't see out the windows anymore. I spent the time 80% for my job, 20% for the homeowners Asssssociation. Two of the board members stopped by my house after I sent my email and were awesome. We are going to hang out and drink red wine with Craig in the next few weeks. It will be nice to get to know some of our neighbors whom also only like red wines and not the whites. My kind of people who appreciate an intense red. I also cooked an entire chicken. It was not a fun Sunday, but it had to be done.
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[User Picture]From: vivaine666
2009-04-27 05:01 pm (UTC)
Nah, I'm not upset, I'm not that high-maintenance of a friend. Things change, that's the way life is and we did only have tenative plans. And nearly all plans I make I consider tenative because I know life happens and also sometimes I get tired. For some reason I was totally worn out on Saturday and it was too difficult to even take a shower so I was glad that I didn't disappoint you by not going. Lan and I ended up watching a movie (something about "bloodsteel" that starred Christopher Lloyd as an elf--it was kinda weird) and crashing early. I really do miss karaoke though and want to go soon!
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2009-04-27 05:05 pm (UTC)
I'm glad that it turned out alright! It might be fun to pre-funk and play games and have dinner here, then karaoke. Do you want to come over to my place? We could make plans that are more than tentative.
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[User Picture]From: vivaine666
2009-04-27 05:12 pm (UTC)
On what day? We always go to your place. I know it's more centrally located but that puts all the burden on you.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2009-04-27 05:17 pm (UTC)
Well, I like to cook and since Craig doesn't have another job yet pre-funking would save money, so that's what I was thinking, but we don't have to do that. Also, there is lots of room for us to sober up and we do have an extra room if we want to drink and play games, so that's my thinking. I like the karaoke at the four corners bar and grill way more than I do at Gloria's.
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[User Picture]From: vivaine666
2009-04-27 05:27 pm (UTC)
What day do you wanna do that? Next Saturday?
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2009-04-27 05:30 pm (UTC)
Yes! Let me confirm with Craig, but Saturday evening.
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[User Picture]From: vivaine666
2009-04-27 05:37 pm (UTC)
I'll have to talk to Lan as well. We are going to be taking D to Yakima to meet up with his mom, then Lan wants to make plans with his kids and he never does that until Friday--if then. So I'm sorry, I can't do a for sure thing. Don't forget that next Sunday is Mother's Day. How about instead of karaoke we make plans for a cookout for Lorrie? I'm just typing as the thoughts come to me, so this is what I'm thinking now.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2009-04-27 05:40 pm (UTC)
Ahhhh! Yes. That makes sense. Ok. Sounds like we have time to plan a cookout and do karaoke? Let me know about the plans with D and we'll try to plan around that even if we have to move it to Friday or next weekend.
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[User Picture]From: vivaine666
2009-04-27 06:04 pm (UTC)
Friday is not usually good for me. By the time karaoke starts I'm ready to go to sleep. *sighs* So far the double dose of medicine is not giving me more energy--not that is was supposed to. I think it's most likely that we'll be meeting Q at Factoria at 10am, then will drive to Yakima and back again and will meet the kids somewhere and do something. So basically we'll have to play the time by ear, I'll let you know what the plan is as soon as I know.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2009-04-27 06:41 pm (UTC)
I understand. I feel the same way on Friday. That's part of why I haven't been to karaoke much.
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[User Picture]From: vivaine666
2009-04-27 05:38 pm (UTC)
Uh, never mind, it's not Mother's Day until the week AFTER that. Still, we could talk about plans?
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[User Picture]From: teddyeddy
2009-04-27 07:32 pm (UTC)
Hey, I know that Craig is looking for a job, in todays meeting they told us one of our Dev guys is leaving us and if we knew of anybody looking for a job to let them know. I don't think they have posted it yet, but here is our website www.escapia.com

If it looks like something he would be interested in, let me know. Or if you know of someone else?
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2009-04-27 07:37 pm (UTC)
Wonderful! Thanks for thinking of Craig. His area of expertise is working on build systems (taking the source code and creating a system to efficiently compile it and reliably make a usable build out of it). His main experience is in that area specifically, so if they are looking for someone to work on Builds, he's an ideal candidate. He does have basic coding skills as well though. I'll put the word out. It would be helpful to know what the job is (what main coding language/experience are they looking for and what they would be working on) so that I can send you some good qualified candidates!

Thanks for remembering Craig is looking. :)
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[User Picture]From: teddyeddy
2009-04-27 07:40 pm (UTC)
I just emailed the CTO to get a job description, that should help!
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[User Picture]From: teddyeddy
2009-04-28 05:36 pm (UTC)
emailed you the job details to your hotmail.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2009-04-28 05:41 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I sent this on to Craig.
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[User Picture]From: vivaine666
2009-04-28 08:21 pm (UTC)
Yay networking!
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2009-04-28 08:28 pm (UTC)
Please send good vibes for Craig. He's got his "informational interview" today and I really really need him to have a job because you know I'm a worrier.
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[User Picture]From: vivaine666
2009-04-28 08:38 pm (UTC)
Yes I do Joyce v. II
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