I’m a Perfect Match for Myself

At least according to Yahoo Personals, which says that I am a total match….to me. <sigh> Is this what it’s come down to???? Just kidding – but I keep chuckling every time I see that when on there.

Hey, guess what? I went back to Colorado Springs and it was awesome. I flew out on Thursday and got in there around 6:30 or so at the airport, and while walking through towards the front of the airport and expecting to see my friends…I saw no one! A little annoyed – to be honest – I look a little bit more around the area out in the lobby area and all of a sudden this crazy woman is running at me from behind a pillar! She’s shrieking in some Xena-Warrior-Princess language when suddenly I realize it’s KD! She attacks/hugs me and then I see Jeff and Susan also emerge, and they reveal that they had decided to hide in the airport lounge and surprise me. I’m sure there were a few nervous airport security personnel, but who cares, it was awesome to get that kind of welcome! And so began a very fun, albeit passing-quickly weekend of fun spent with my best friends in Colorado Springs. That first night back (with Melissa, Eric, and Heather also coming over after we got to Susan’s house) we hung out at Susan’s just hanging out, eating and drinking, while laughing and catching up and telling stories. The next morning on Friday is when we proceeded up to Keystone and the two-point-five hour drive there, which went by easily as Friday isn’t a very busy day on the highways to there especially in the late morning. That first day was great as we ended up skiing at the very end of the daylight part of the ski-day and then we night-ski’d, which is always a blast. Keystone definitely is a lot of fun to ski at because it has ridiculously long runs that you can really get into and not feel like you’re already at the bottom again waiting in line to get back on the lift. That night I passed out pretty early due to a combination of messed-up body clock, altitude adjustment, and just being tired from skiing. The next day, breakfast was consumed and then we were all back out there on the slopes, getting over to the backside of the mountain and eventually chilling at the bottom of Mozart as we tend to do. It’s just a nice place to relax and enjoy the day and watch a lot of crazy skiers. We sort of ended the day early and then headed back to the lodge to chill, which is a definite nice thing to do after a day’s worth of skiing. I ended up wiping out twice (the only time I did wipe out this vacation) one time right after the other at the very end of that day because I was just tired as hell. First fell backwards and slid down the slope….got up, skied about twenty feet, then fell forwards and slid down a bit more, filling up my jacket with a nice layer of snow to keep me frozen…

Even though it was fun to ski, the main attraction for me of this trip was just getting to spend time with my friends. It made me realize how much I’ve missed being around them, that’s for sure. As more time goes by I know it’ll be harder and harder to recapture that energy we all had when we were all there, but for now it’s wonderful to be able to still all get along like we do.

On the last day, I rode with Melissa and Susan back to CS in Melissa’s BMW (nice!) and then after a lunch at Noodles (God I miss that place – of all cities in the world not to have this particular chain of restaurants, why does NYC NOT have these????) they dropped me off right at the airport for my flight to Dallas….which unfortunately I found out got delayed 2.5 hours! I already had a huge layover in Dallas but that layover was actually only 2.5 hours too, so basically I began to realize that my slim chance of making my flight was very very slim indeed. While waiting for my flight to go to Dallas, I kept checking on my iPhone (thank you, iPhone web browser!) the flight status, willing it to show me that the flight in Dallas to Newark would also get delayed – as all I needed was like 20-30 minutes of delay to ensure I had time to get off the plane and run to whatever gate I had to go to for my flight….and about 30 minutes before we left CS, the Delay I hoped for showed up! So I had hope of not spending the night in Dallas…and sho’nuff, when I got to Dallas, I made my flight to Newark….but of course I didn’t get home until about 2:30 in the morning on Monday, and I was going to work that day… and I couldn’t sleep yet, so when I finally passed out at 3:45 I got to wake up about 2.5 hours later to get up for work. Ugh. Monday was a long day.

And so here I am now. I have a slew of pics to put up from work and from my trip back to Colorado Springs, so click away and enjoy!

Jan 23, 2008 - Evonne’s Last Day in our Office

23-Jan-2008 15:15, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 141
23-Jan-2008 15:15, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 141
23-Jan-2008 15:15, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 3.5, 12.523mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 295
 
23-Jan-2008 15:16, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 3.5, 12.523mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 141
23-Jan-2008 15:16, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 3.5, 12.523mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 141
23-Jan-2008 15:32, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 141
 
23-Jan-2008 15:32, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 3.5, 12.523mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 141
23-Jan-2008 15:32, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 3.5, 12.523mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 141
23-Jan-2008 15:32, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 3.5, 12.523mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 141
 
23-Jan-2008 15:33, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 141
23-Jan-2008 15:34, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 141
23-Jan-2008 16:49, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 141
 
23-Jan-2008 16:50, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 141
23-Jan-2008 16:50, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 141
23-Jan-2008 16:50, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 8.0, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 141
 

Jan 24-27, 2008 – Back in Colorado for SnoFest 2008!

Laura as we got to the condo at Keystone - yay snow!
Laura as we got to the condo at Keystone - yay snow!25-Jan-2008 03:46, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.006 sec
Jeff and Laura
Jeff and Laura25-Jan-2008 03:46, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.008 sec
Me and Susan after skiing
Me and Susan after skiing25-Jan-2008 05:41, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 141
 
25-Jan-2008 05:41, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 141
Smiley Susan and hardcore me
Smiley Susan and hardcore me25-Jan-2008 22:03, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 141
25-Jan-2008 22:03, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 141
 
Hardcore Susan and Smiley Me
Hardcore Susan and Smiley Me25-Jan-2008 22:03, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 141
Don't know what...
Don't know what...25-Jan-2008 22:03, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 141
KD and Melissa (peeking in the background)
KD and Melissa (peeking in the background)25-Jan-2008 22:04, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 141
 
26-Jan-2008 00:01, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 8.0, 7.7mm, 0.002 sec
The ever-popular self-shot, this time by Melissa
The ever-popular self-shot, this time by Melissa26-Jan-2008 00:01, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 8.0, 7.7mm, 0.002 sec
Eric and KD at the Beach area at the bottom of the Keystone back
Eric and KD at the Beach area at the bottom of the Keystone back26-Jan-2008 00:02, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 8.0, 7.7mm, 0.003 sec
 
Me, Jeff and Melissa
Me, Jeff and Melissa26-Jan-2008 00:02, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 8.0, 7.7mm, 0.008 sec
26-Jan-2008 00:02, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 8.0, 7.7mm, 0.002 sec
Hells yeah, bitches
Hells yeah, bitches26-Jan-2008 00:06, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 8.0, 7.7mm, 0.004 sec
 

And that’s pretty much it for the latest. Been back at work and while for some reason I was hesitant to go back, that was needless stress, as it’s great to be back and now I’m on to some new projects! I get to work on translating some aspects of our current 30 Rock automation system (the system that is responsible for making sure that the national shows and commercials make it to the world) from its current SD (standard def) incarnation to the HD1 (high def) one. It will actually be pretty cool and I’ll be learning even more once again!

And oh yeah, if anyone has some other pics from SnoFest this past weekend and of certain other folks (you know who I’m talking about), I would definitely appreciate a copy! 🙂

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