Thursday, January 22, 2009

Donating Blood

Today, the "blood bus" came to our office buildings for us to donate blood. I didn't make an appointment as they frequently came when I worked on MS campus and could just walk-in. Today, however, they were totally booked! Luckily I had come at the perfect time where an appointment was cancelled and I was able to donate. That is such a great thing that they were booked for the whole day. Hooray for community service.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Another new workout I started is boxing. Kara wanted to find a new and entertaining way to work out so she found Cappy's Boxing Gym. I joined shortly after her and we both really really like it. We do the boxing fitness classes which are 60 minutes long and include plymetrics and strength training and learning how to punch on all the different types of punching bags.

Hot Yoga

Kristen Leetz, Liz and I just started doing hot yoga at the Hot Yoga of Kirkland. The room is heated to 105 degress with 60% humidity. We do the 90 minute class. Last night was our fist class and we loved it; Liz and I are going again today. It is fun to find new workouts that you like to keep your body guessing.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

More Birthday Pictures

Kara, Kristen and I

Kristen, Liz and Julie

Shaunna, Jill and Kara


Last Saturday, Liz, Kristen Ponsolle and I went snowshoeing in Snoqualmie Pass. We enjoyed it so much that we signed up to do a half day hike in February.

A really cool tree that was hit by lightning and hollow on the inside

Sweet red shoes

Close-up of Liz

Racing around the tree

My turn to race


New pictures of our two gay cats, Chuck and Gus:

Trying to fit into shoebox

Laying on top of my study materials

Step 1: Get into the box

Step 2: Get butt into box

Step 3: Hide self entirely in box

Step 4: Ta-da!


Use this website from Paste Magazine to Obama-yourself. It works best if you just use a headshot.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Just A Few...

Just a few pictures of my birthday night with the girls. I will add more as soon as I upload them from my awesome new camera (I promise Liz!)

Jill and I

Jill and I

Shaunna and Jill

Kara, Kristen (eyes closed!) and I

The coolest dinner menu EVER!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

New Hiking Shoes

Today I bought myself new hiking shoes, something I have been needing for a long time. I bought them at Joe's Sports. They are The North Face Women's Hedgehog GTX XCR.

The Hedgehog GTX XCR is a streamlined, ultra lightweight, waterproof, breathable, Gore-Tex XCR low-cut hiking shoe with exclusive Vibram outsole, designed for fast-paced outdoor activities. Abrasion-resistant, bomber synthetic nubuck and breathable sandwich-mesh upper. Gusseted tongue. Northotic" ergonomically-designed footbed with Poron forefoot and heel inserts. AgION antimicrobial footbed covering. Lightweight, compression-molded EVA midsole. Heel X2-O2 air pod. Injection-molded TPU shank plate. Exclusive, lightweight Vibram rubber outsole.

Snow Shoeing!

On Saturday, Liz, Kristen Ponsolle and I are going snow shoeing in Snoqualmie Pass. The weather is supposed to be clear and we are very excited to see the mountains, feet of snow and the sun! Not to mention a great workout!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Work Birthday!

My supervisor sent out a mandatory meeting request today where they surprised me with a very cute birthday card and yummy cupcakes from New York Cupcakes.

It was very sweet of them and the cupcakes were delicious!