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  • Paula 8:09 pm on February 22, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    I’ve Moved! 

    As my priorities have changed, I wanted to start fresh at a new home. Please visit me at The Hungry Thing!

     
  • Paula 10:54 pm on October 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Slackerific 

    Hi Everyone!

    As you’ve noticed, I have been a major blogging slacker lately. I do miss the blogging community and the act of journalling, but I also really like spending less time on the computer after sitting in front of one for at least 10 hours/day because of work.

    Some awesome things have happened in the last week during my blog slack attack:

    1. I ran a 10K for a good cause.

    2. Denis and I started looking for an apartment in San Francisco.

    3. I quit diet sodas cold turkey (fear of aspartame).

    4. After 5 days of searching, Denis and I were handed the keys to our new apartment in the perfect SF location. We move in mid-month.

    5. I had my very first day as a manager with a direct report.

    6. I ate my very first sou vide steak. I also ate some salads with dressing not on the side. And loved them.

    7. I ran the San Jose Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon with a great friend (on almost no training!).

    It was a great week. I want more weeks like that one. That being said, I’m going to go on a bit of a blogging hiatus. I want to spend less time on the internet, less time thinking about exercise and balanced diets and – above all – more time trying new-to-me things.

    Denis and I are going to be starting a new joint blog to chronicle our adventures during our very first year living in a big city. We probably won’t be posting every day between the two of us, but I’m excited to share my love for blogs with him as well as our new life chapter with you. Stay tuned for the new blog name!

    xoxo Paula

     
    • Drip Tray : 6:44 am on October 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      birthday cards that are personlized are the best in my opinion, they really come from the bottom of the heart of the sender*-`

    • Mirror Tiles 4:05 pm on November 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      we have different office chairs in the office and i love to use those office chairs with clothe cover ~”.

    • NPN Transistor 3:17 pm on November 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      breakfast foods should always be high in protein and also in carbohydrates, we need food energy during the early morning ‘;;

  • Paula 5:44 pm on September 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Two questions for today:

    1. Does anyone have any good tips for apartment hunting in a renter-heavy market?

    2. Does anyone have any ideas on how to make new hires feel welcome? My first direct report started on Monday, and I don’t want her to be lonely!

     
  • Paula 7:47 am on September 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Sorry for being MIA! Apartment hunting in SF is super time consuming – apparently you need to be ruthless to get a place! I’m looking forward to getting back into the ‘ol blogging routine tonight :).

     
  • Paula 6:39 pm on September 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Clover Bakery 

    Today started with a co-worker rounding a corner toward me at the exact moment that I was suspiciously sniffing the sleeve of my sweater.

    “Oh! Sorry for interrupting your… uh… moment.”

    I swear I don’t normally kick-off my mornings with this ritual. It just so happened that this morning I managed to get boiling hot water on my hand while adding some to my two packets of maple & brown sugar oatmeal, causing me to spill the whole concoction over my entire left arm. My co-worker, of course, didn’t buy it. And I swear I smelt like a muffin for the rest of the day.

    Oh well! The rest of the day’s eats went much better.

    Most notable was the post-Japanese lunch Clover Bakery run (hey, it was next door – it would have been irresponsible NOT to stop by).

    Chocolate chip danish, get in my belly!!!photo 2-13.jpg

    And… this little guy. Honestly, I don’t even know what it is, but I just had to get it for obvious reasons. My best guess is that it’s an almond mochi bun… Yup, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

    photo-16.jpg

    I actually haven’t had the chance to eat either of these bad boys yet, since the office was treated with (drum roll please) fancy pants cupcakes! I realize that I am not the most discerning cupcake eater, but, seriously, these particular cupcakes were out of this world. I had a marble chocolate and vanilla one with ooey gooey cream cheese frosting. I’m obviously still fantasizing about it a little bit.

    We have lots of stuff slated for this weekend, including a trip to San Francisco, a 10K fun run and a Mexican themed Amazing Race dinner party. I am very excited :).

    Have a great one!

     
  • Paula 5:25 pm on September 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Did not feel like working out today after leaving the office, so I decided to give myself the day off, especially since I got 5 miles in yesterday. Now I’m on the couch working through some tricky work stuff that I’ve conveniently been ignoring and listening to/watching a Project Runway marathon. Not bad, not bad.

     
  • Paula 4:22 pm on September 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Zippy and the Roomie 

    My roommate (the one that is not Denis) had a little extra time on his hands today at work, and, as a result, stumbled upon my Hawaiian ziplining pictures on the blog.

    The result?

    His newest endeavor, entitled “Zippy and Friends,” involves Zippy crashing celebrity photographs.

    Autographed copies available upon request. Think any galleries will pick him up?

     
  • Paula 10:21 pm on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Island in the Sun (“Hip Hip”) 

     
  • Paula 4:46 pm on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Back from Hawaii a couple pounds heavier AND survived my first day back at work (albeit at island pace). Going to do a quickie workout b/c, boy, do I have pictures to share!

     
  • Paula 8:04 pm on September 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Last minute packing for Hawaii! Leaving at 6am tomorrow and coming back Monday night. Denis said he’s going to punch me if I blog during the trip, so chances that I’ll be posting are slim (domestic abuse = bad).

    Goodbye!

     
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