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Denver, Colorado, United States
i'm 33. i live with my husband, baby daughter 2 dogs and 1 kitty. i'm a chemical engineer with an MBA and work in technical sales. i tend to bite off more than i *think* i can chew and end up with a full bulging mouth for awhile before i can finally swallow. i thrive in chaos, but strive for order.


i'm it again

thanks for the tag mary

in no particular order..

7 things I plan to do before I die
1. live in europe
2. own a beach house
3. skydive
4. own my own business
5. visit all 7 continents (yes, even antartica!)
6. have a pet husky dog
7. the marriage/kid thing

7 things I can do
1. make people laugh
2. program websites
3. take good pictures
4. multitask
5. sample groundwater for contaminents
6. make money on ebay
7. bs with the best of them

7 things I cannot do
1. play guitar
2. draw
3. vote republican
4. listen to country music
5. speak another language fluently
6. grow any taller
7. take a subway to work

7 things that attract me to the opposite sex
1. british accent
2. good facial features
3. wittiness/cleverness
4. positive attitude
5. nice haircut
6. can fix/build things
7. can cook

7 things that I say most often
1. seriously (? or !)
2. good god
3. my day is DRAGGING
4. love you
5. no, i don't know when we're getting married
6. "insert my company name here", this is katie
7. what is WRONG with me?!?

7 celebrity crushes
1. jude law
2. colin firth
3. gavin rossdale
4. ed o'brian
5. jimmy fallon
6. graham norton
7. ben afleck

i don't think i have 7 readers who haven't already been tagged, so if you want to be, you are!


my stress levels have been cut in half

because...si got a new job!

he works in the ski industry and his old job was seasonal..which meant that he had to scramble every april to find summer jobs. sometimes he did, sometimes he didn't.. which left me to be the sole breadwinner, which is a pretty stressful position, especially with a brand new mortgage.

anyhow, his old boss has been promoted and so he interviewed for the vacant position and just found out today that it's his. it's year-round and salaried and a management position, which will be great for his career. plus we'll still get all the great ski perks! hello free demo board rentals all season - whoo hoo!

i'm so glad that we've upgraded from SINK to DINK*!

*is this a term used other places besides yuppie colorado? also reminds me that there's a place called the dinky dairy on the way to buena vista. i always giggle when we pass it.


life's a beach

h'allo from the cayman islands!

yes, i am writing a blog entry while on vacation. see, i left my ipod charger at work and didn't realize it until the night before we left. the only other way i have to charge my ipod is through my laptop, so i brought it along. i turned on my computer to charge my ipod and low and behold, realized i had a wifi connection!

and seeing as though i've spent the last week crisping up on the beach, i decided to stay inside in the a/c for awhile, since that's also something i can't do at home.

anyhow, here's what i step outside to every morning.

nice, innit?
our condo is right on seven mile beach. we're lucky enough to have some great snorkeling right outside the door, so i bought some flippers and a mask and have been exploring. today we went to the turtle farm where we got to hold some sea turtles.

they were also breeding baby turtles - so cute!

then we went to hell...

we're only half way through our two week trip, although i'm starting to get worried about returning to real life! we are planning to do some organized snorkeling trips and visit stingray city. si also wants to try scuba - i would too, but i'm under doctors orders not to.. at least until my allergy crap clears up.

i think i could easily live on an island.. now i only have to figure out how to becoming independently wealthy...