Friday, February 05, 2010

Back from the Dead !

Yes, I'm back ! I realized I'm a woefully inadequate mother who had no baby book for her son. Now that he's 8 (almost 9) months old and actually does things.. I figured it was time to start him a baby book. With all the publishing sites out there it's very easy to turn a blog into a book.

If you don't want to hear the ins and outs of our son's life .. please feel free to un-friend me. But, from here on out it's going to be mostly a baby blog to make a baby book. I'm sure some my own personal anecdotes will spill onto the pages as well.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008


The Rays and the Red Sox are meeting here at Tropicana Field starting Friday night for the ALCS. Tickets sold out last week and upper deck nosebleed seats at the Trop are STARTING at $100 a piece. Not bad for a team no one in town cared about six months ago!

As a long time Red Soxs fan I'm conflicted. I'll root for my Sox, but it's great to see the hometown former cellar-dwellers of the AL East getting one step away from the big show.

There's been a lot of talk in town about bandwagon fans. But, in their defense, who wants to root for a team that's been in the basement for the last ten straight years?! Would you pay to go see that? The only time the Trop was packed was when the Rays played the Red Sox or the Yankees, who have ENORMOUS fan bases.

Go Sox !

Sunday, October 05, 2008

If you haven't seen this yet.. you're missing out!

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

EPCOT Food and Wine Festival

Details to follow. I also have more pictures, but I have to ask the parties involved if I can post their pictures online. But, much fun was had by all !!

Saturday, September 20, 2008


I got called to jury duty AGAIN !! This is the second time in the last six months I've been called. I was dismissed the first time. I called the night before and they said they didn't need me. The problem is, the day they called me is during the week I'm covering for a colleague who's going to be out of town that week. Now I have a month to find a fill in doctor. I'm so not looking forward to this.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Rays/Red Sox

One of my best Tampa guy friends called all excited yesterday morning that his evening class had been cancelled at USF. He had scored Rays/Red Sox tickets in the third row of right field for Monday night's game. We're both Red Sox fans, so of course I agreed to go with him and his girlfriend.

The girls at work were great. They moved up my last patient so that I had two patients at 4pm and then I was free to leave. Of course, my 330pm patient showed up at 5 minutes to 4 so I ended up with THREE 4pm patients and a CL check all at 4pm. So, I didn't get out any earlier than normal. I raced home to change and Lance (guy friend) ran Tiger outside to potty and get food.

For an almost play-off type game, I was very sad to see that the Trop wasn't sold out. It was about 50/50 Rays to Red Sox fans.

The big drama was when we got there and realized there were four of us and Lance was holding only THREE printed out tickets from StubHub. We ended up traveling all the way to the opposite side of the stadium to talk to the StubHub rep and prove that we'd paid for four tickets and could they please print out an extra one that we "misplaced". They gave us a little grief, but in the end printed out an extra ticket. By the time we entered the stadium at the bottom of the first inning it was 4-0 Red Sox. By the top of the 5th it was 11-1 Red Sox. It was a shelling. As a Red Sox fans , Lance and I were thrilled. But, the home crowd got dejected and started leaving in the fifth inning.

It was definitely a fun Monday night outing. (not bad for 20 dollars seats either!) Much better than sitting at home on the couch with nothing on TV. I just wish G had been home to go with us.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

The horror!

I have today off so I spent most of my morning sleeping in, cleaning, and just be a bum in general. Around 3pm I started to have a smoothie craving. Since G is home this week, due to Hurricane Gustav canceling his weekly trip to New Orleans for work I decided to head to our local Jamba Juice to pick up two Mango A-go-go smoothies (our favorite!) I get to said local smoothie shop only to discover..... THEY CLOSED !!!! The signs were down, the store was gutted, and they had a "for rent" sign up in the window. I'm so dejected right now. When you're craving mango smoothie they were the only place to go! Now, there's another Jamba Juice in Clearwater, but that's a 30+ minute drive which is way above and beyond just for mango smoothie. Smoothie King is pale in comparison and has no mango. I'm a sad panda.