Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Christmas Party 2007...for all u peeps who couldn't make it!

The evening starts out well!

Please note Mike's Chevrolet headband, courtesy of the white elephant! Sexy!

If you fall asleep early, people will write on you!

Tea bag hat for life!

Angry manly dancing

Tuesday, December 18, 2007


My dad is retiring from Varian on Friday. This day has been coming for a long time but it seems so surreal now. =) The timing is good, as their house is nearing completion with the construction and my dad needs to be there everyday. It has been a rocky road. The contractor actually boarded up the house one day and my parents had to call the police....Crazy! But, in the end, the house is almost done and it is so beautiful. I will post pictures when I get the chance. But really, it looks like a house on MTV Cribs. I think this time will be rough for my dad, as his identity is changing and his priorities will be different. But I think that it will be good, as a lot of stress will be taken off him. Anyway, just wanted to keep you all posted.

Thursday, November 22, 2007


Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Hope u r all stuffing yourselves soundly. I already have my sweats on. =) Just wanted to let everyone know how thankful I am to have you in my life. Now, it's time for the dog show on TV. Love that dog show....

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Pictures from SF Zoo

Pic of my cousin and I in front of the African Safari section

Madagascar reinactment. All hail the New York Giants!

I love these prairie dogs. They were all snuggled together for sleep. So sweet!

Here I am attempting to direct the goats away from me. I'm failing miserably. They tried to eat my shirt. Goat bastards.

Friday, October 26, 2007


Hello all,
I haven't written much about my recent exploits in exercise but I just wanted to share my success. I have lost 8 pounds in the past 6 weeks. My goal is another 9 pounds for a total of 17. Once I get to my goal weight, I will see where I am at and maybe I'll lose some more. But anyway, I'm excited as I haven't felt this good in a long time. I've been exercising and eating well, with good support from Tim (who is doing well himself) and a few other people. Anyway, I just wanted to update and like I said, share my success.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

I'm still alive

Hello gentle readers,
I apologize for the lack of posting over the past few weeks. As always, work (both jobs) has gotten a little hectic. I have been covering for another girl at my second job so that has taken up a lot of my time.
I have pictures to post from last weekend when Tim and I went downtown for the rock and roll marathon and to see the Bodyworlds exhibit at the Tech. I promise, I will get them posted ASAP.
Sharks won last night. 49ers better win today. Woot.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Proof that Cheri steals our iPhones (and other things)

A Ha! Cheri steals another iPhone...Please note Tim's new boat shoes. Thank you.

Picture from the reunion last weekend. Best party in a long time. Pic of Tim and I from the wedding we went to yesterday. I need new sunglasses.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Have you ever?

8 have you evers
1. Have you ever dated a best friend: yes, and I married him too
2. Have you ever skinny dipped: no, but I'd like to (with the right people)
3. Have you ever kissed somebody and regretted it: yes, and I've also regretted not kissing someone too.
4. Have you ever lost someone you loved: sure
5. Have you ever been dumped: no
6. Have you ever been lost: not recently
7. Have you ever run away: No, but I've walked away
8. Have you ever lied: yes

Friday, August 03, 2007

Random pics

When are we going? My blood levels of cherry limeade are drastically low.

See you November 15th Mickey! I'm ready for my snow.

One year from this Christmas, Tim and I are going to start working on our family. Hopefully he/she won't look like this composite photo from Dave and Busters mommy what will I look like?

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Spider pig, Spider pig

Today Tim and I went to Burke Williams spa for facials and massages to celebrate our anniversary. I love it there. Both therapists told Tim he needed to have a massage and a facial every month. What? Will they be paying the bill too? =) This is a luxury people!
Anyway, after our excellent morning we went to see the Simpsons movie. Tim and I of course are huge Simpsons fans and were really looking forward to this movie. It was pretty funny and they really took advantage of the PG-13 an example, they do a big scene about Bart getting naked and skateboarding through the town and they do a great job of covering up his bits and pieces. Of course, just when you think it's over they show everything. Nothing spruces up your Saturday like animated balls. =)
Oh yeah, in regards to the title of this post, go onto iTunes and look up the soundtrack to the Simpsons movie and play the track called "Spider pig". Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007


We had to have our hamster honey put down last night. We think she fell and broke her back. When we got home she was all curled up in a ball and not moving. We took her to the vet and they said it was best to just help her go to sleep. Sad times in the O'Connor household.

Sunday, July 08, 2007


Tim and I went to see Ratatouille today. It was very cute although not the best Pixar/Disney combo as of late. Tim and I went to lunch after and spent the whole time talking about old vs new Disney cartoons. I miss the old Disney films like Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast, where you knew all the words to the songs. I think that Pixar and Disney now make movies that try to appeal too much to the parents to keep them interested and that they pride themselves on having clever and witty dialogue rather than a good basic story and great music. It also seems to be about how many famous people they can have in their movies. How is it that all of us at 28 years old can sing the words to "part of your world" from The Little Mermaid? Beacuse it was a great movie with great music. Don't get me wrong, I do enjoy the new Pixar movies. But nothing will ever replace classic Disney for me. And just in case you are wondering, my favorite Disney movie is the Hunchback of Notre Dame (I know, obscure right =))

Saturday, July 07, 2007

December 1963 (Oh what a night)

So I went to see Jersey Boys in the city today with my parents. I grew up listening to Frankie Valli so I was excited to see the interpretation of the life of the Four Seasons. So....Jersey Boys is one of the best musicals I have ever seen and I've seen a lot: Cats, Les Miz (2x), Phantom (3x), We will rock you, Lion King...this one is rapidly becoming one of my favorites. The actors were all wonderful. The singing was unbelievable. The guy that played Frankie had a falsetto just like him. It was a really great show and so much fun to listen to. I'm for sure buying the soundtrack!
Now, if I can only stop going round the house singing..Sheeeeeeeeeerrrrrrry baby! (Sherry baby)

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Jesus phone is here

iPhone has arrived. It is everything I hoped it would be. So exciting to use and so easy! I can't say enough good things about it. Rush out now and buy one! =)

Monday, June 25, 2007

Age of Love

Are you watching Age of Love on NBC? It's fabulous! The 40 year olds vs. the 20 year olds. The best thing about the show is the fact that they keep mentioning the ages..and one chick is only 39...last time I checked, 39 was not 40. =) Anyhoo, it's a greatly trashy show. Two thumbs up. Set your Tivo!

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Our Disney Adventure

When Califoria Adventure first opened, it was kind of the ugly stepsister of the Disneyland Resort. However, it has turned into a really fun place to go. The roller coaster is so much fun and I have actually become a fan of the sunwheel that you see in the picture below.
We went on the cars that don't swing so I was happy. For those who haven't been to this park, this ferris wheel has three kinds of cars. The non-swinging types (good for me), mildly swinging and super swinging. The moving ones slide and rock back and forth. Yuck =(
Here is the roller coaster taken from the car of the ferris wheel. High up!
A nice clear shot of the new submarines. Detailed description to follow! =)

Year of a million dreams

As you can see, the Big Thunder Railroad mountain is perfectly set against the beautiful sky. Mind you, this picture was taken at 9:30 in the morning. Gotta love California.
I couldn't resist taking this picture of Tim in A Bug's Life land. I loved Dennis Leary as the ladybug and I thought this pose was perfect!

In this Bug's Life area in California Adventure, they have a lot of free running water to help you cool off. I really liked this garden hose and wound up running underneath it to get soaked. It's so much fun to watch all the kids go crazy. Although, the best part was watching some "cool" teenage kid try to duck the shooting water only to be hit squarely in the crotch. Love that Disney magic!

The groundskeeping staff never fails to amaze me.

Here is the new Monorail paint job to advertise the new subs. Snazzy!

Yo Ho Yo Ho!

Hello all! We have returned from Disneyland. I have ruined my feet and can barely walk but it was totally worth it. The weather was scorching but gorgeous. I will be adding more pictures in a bit so just bear with me! =)
Here Tim and I are in line for the Finding Nemo submarines. We waited 2 hours for this ride, but we just couldn't leave without going on it. I must say, it is a very cool ride. The beginning section is just like the old ride, with lots of fake fish and divers floating around. However, when you go through the cave, it gets really dark and there are scenes from Nemo being projected on screens underwater. It is so cool. I couldn't figure out how they did it, but I guess that is part of the Disney magic.
For those of you who haven't seen the lagoon in awhile, this is what it looks like now overhead from the Monorail!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

The nose plays

Today B, Tim and i went to see Ocean's 13. I think I liked this one the best. The first one was fun because of the plot but this one was written better and had more subtle comedy. The title of this blog post comes from some witty dialogue regarding the fake nose that Matt Damon wears to con someone. Anyway, I highly recommend this movie. It is much better than the second one so don't let that one put you off this series. Go out and see it.

Monday, June 04, 2007

For Password and Threenuts: Here is your update!

This weekend was really great. I had a great dinner on Saturday night and then had a very sucessful day of shopping on Sunday. Sarah and I went to Gilroy. I haven't been there for yonx so it was really fun to go. Oh, I should back up though. Before going to Gilroy, Sarah and I went to a designer denim sale. I went along even though I knew I wouldn't be able to fit into any of the womens jeans. However, I did find success in the mens section. I have taken to wearing mens jeans lately as they seem to be the only pants that actually have a rise. Anyhoo, I bought a pair of Paper Cloth and Denim (I know Bee, I know) jeans that were originally $250 but sold for $50. Steal! After trying on these pants, I now know why these jeans cost so much. They are so soft and feel totally worn in already. I love a good bargain! Ok, so back to Gilroy. I bought two pairs of new flip flops from J Crew that are totally prepster, but I love them. Then, I found a great Coach purse. I've never been to the Coach outlet there, but it's awesome! People were buying 4 or 5 purses at a time, but I just got one. I also bought Tim a new wallet. I think my shopping day was a great success!

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Things I would to work on

Get back to exercising
Write more in my journal
Spend more time improving myself
Try to learn something new everyday
Grow the practice: the patients we are seeking are seeking us
have more patience everyday
play the piano more often

Things I love

Marsha Marsha Marshmallow ice cream by Ben and Jerry's
Reading trashy beauty magazines in the bath
Drinking Champagne
Playing poker with the gang
My new hamsters
Organizing my life
The Secret
Good quality TV: AD; Firefly (my new love); Heroes, 30 Rock
The fact that when I come home at the end of the day, no matter how difficult it was or how angry/disappointed some patients made me, I know that I have made a difference in the life of someone

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Hamster dance

Tim and I have adopted two dwarf hamsters. Honey and Cocoa. Honey is a pooper. Cocoa is a biter. They are my babies =)

Wednesday, May 02, 2007


Hello boys and girls. I don't know how people can practice on their own and see volumes of people. I've been on my own for a week and I'm pooped. I've had a headache all day that is not going away that I know is related to lack of sleep. =) This weekend is packed with seminars as well so I won't have a chance to sleep in either. =( Boo. Nap machine, GO!

I hope Lost doesn't completely suck tonight. Or else that will be another hour of my life that I demand back from ABC.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Bring on the 4 dollar churros

Tim and I have set our vacation date. We are going away from June 13-20. And where are we going? DISNEYLAND! Where else? =) We are going to spend 3 days at Disney and them come home and go to Monterey for a few days. I can't wait. It's on my calendar and I'm going to start a countdown. Mickey here we come!

Saturday, April 28, 2007


Tim's car was broken into. They stole his radio and jammed something in the ignition so we think they tried to steal it. This all took place outside our condo complex. Boo. I only hope they were desperate for money so that they could feed their family. I don't want to pass judgement because you never know what situation people are in. I'm just trying to remain positive.

Sunday, April 22, 2007


A car just crashed into the bottom condo in our complex at the intersection of Saddle Rack and Meridian. We called 911 and a firetruck and 6 police cars were at our place within 2 minutes. Tim and I were saying how nice it is to live so close to downtown San Jose. PG&E is down there right now fixing the light box that was leveled. I hope that everyone involved is ok.

We are watching the Calgary/Detroit hockey game in the hopes of figuring out who we will be playing in the next round.....Fingers crossed not Anaheim! =)

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

The man in the box

Go out and rent/Netflix "The Prestige". It's an excellent film. It was directed by the guy who did "Momento", which is not my favorite movie, however, The Prestige is excellent. Go get it.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007


My addiction to coffee is becoming overwhelming. It is now taking over my weekends in that my first thought after I wake up is......When can I get coffee? Today I had 2 coffees. I sent my insurance girl out to get something for me about 1 hour into my shift as I thought I was going to fall over onto the patients. How odd. It's funny too because I don't use coffee for caffeine. I just love the warmth and the taste. That first sip....yum. I drink non-fat latte's by the way. Just in case any of you are by a Starbucks and wanted to nip in to give me a treat. HA! I think that I should probably put a designated amount on my Starbucks card every month and then not go over that limit. Good in theory, however, I think probably not very likely. It's probably not a good idea to deprive myself. =) God forbid I should start to have withdrawls. I may wind up at Promises like Britney, Matthew etc.. Although, now that we have a house payment, I think I can't afford the $40,000 per month charge. Too bad.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Exhaustion, yes indeed

Hello gang. I am typing this now as I sit on my couch watching Tim play God of War 2 on our new TV. It is large and shiny. It frightened me when it first came out of the box. Of course that was the one that had a dead pixel on the screen, so we had to take that one back to Best Buy. We got a new one right away. It's kinda nice to buy things in the "Magnolia" Section of Best Buy. They didn't give us any hassle.

The "rack", as I affectionately call our new home, is coming together nicely. The den (aka Bee's room) is still a mess of boxes, however, once Tim starts wall mounting TV's, all that stuff will come off the floor. Yay.

This whole experience has been great, but exhausting. Tim and I are at the end of our ropes and just need a really good night's sleep. This is all very surreal in that I can't believe that we actually own this piece of property. It feels like we are staying in a hotel and soon we will have to leave.

I am fortunate enough to be off tomorrow. First order of business, sleep. Then, I'm off to try to buy rugs. Oh yeah, this has also been the most expensive thing I have ever done. i just paid the credit card bill. If I wasn't so exhaused, I'd need drinks. However, I can barely drag my tired ass bones off to bed, let alone over to the bar cabinet. (yes, we now have a bar cabinet). Housewarming party to follow!

Monday, March 05, 2007

One week to go

Only one week to go until Saddle Rack is officially ours. I can't wait! We are going to spend the first week cleaning and then moving. I'm hoping to take a few days off to get organized. I'll post pics along the way so that I can chronicle the excitement of our first place. =) Yipeee!!!

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Cue theme song to Friends..

I got my hair cut. I accidentally have "the Rachel". 10 years late. Go figure

Friday, February 23, 2007

Part deux

The master bedroom....It'll be pretty big without such a giant bed in it.

The master can see the reflection of the walk in closet in the mirror. I chose not to show you all the full view of the bathrooms as we are going to replace the tubs. You can come and experience the new ones!

This is the den/office/guest room. I love the french doors that open/close this room off. We are getting a new desk, small futon/couch for this room and all the non-essential game stuff will go in this room.

So that's it. Of course the pictures don't really do the place justice and I can't wait for you all to see it. We are right next to McDonald's, BK, Safeway, Quiznos, Starbucks, Walgreens and nail salon. This place was meant for me. Oh, and we're only 5 minues from Valley Fair as well. LOVE IT!

Before the masses beat me....

Here is our new kitchen. Tim is most excited about the ice machine in the fridge
Here is the view from our balcony. We can see the hills!
This is the entryway when you walk in the front door. I love the little round ceiling.
So I tried to post more pictures but Blogger is being cranky so I will put them in a separate post.
This place will be ours on March 13th. Countdown is on!

Sunday, February 11, 2007

We could live in a mansion in South Dakota

Tim and I are in the process of buying a place. It is very nerve-racking and I have a lot of anxiety. All of you who own can attest to this feeling. I am truly looking forward to actually owning a small piece of this great area and I'm excited that I can do whatever I want with it.
Tim keeps on looking up places for sale in really random places outside of this area saying constructive things like "we could have 6 bedrooms and goats if we lived in (insert random state not on a coast here)...
What he says is true, however, we wouldn't be in the bay area. This has become my home and I couldn't leave it.
The one sad thing about leaving Oakwood is leaving the squirrel army that we have amassed. I am worried that they will become weak and feeble without our nourishing distribution of peanuts already de-shelled for their convenience. I asked Tim today if we could trap a few and bring them with us to the new place. He said the HOA might have a problem with that. I think he is right.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Friday, January 26, 2007

As promised, the recap

This is our hotel. When we first arrived in Park City, we unpacked quickly and threw on our long underwear. Can I just say that long underwear is the greatest invention for cold weather. We headed down to the box office on the bus and tried to get tickets. Everything was sold out, but someone offered us some tickets to a movie so we took them and then went for lunch. We went to Zoom which is Robert Redford's restaraunt. The food was great and we had a really nice meal. The first film we saw was called The Unforseen. It was about environmental change in Texas.
Here is Bianca and I while snowshoeing on Sunday. We hiked all the way up the side of a mountain and then had a chance to slide down a little way. It was a blast even though we lost a shoe or two in the process. (They were found) Park City is absolutely beautiful and just like a postcard.
Here is a picture of the famous Egyptian theatre on main street. The theatres are all spread out around the town so you have to take the bus in between. Bianca and I were the bus experts after the first day. We certainly saved ourselves some dough by taking the bus instead of taxis!
You can see how deep the snow is here. It was my first time in the snow and I really loved it. (I know, shock and awe. Lisa had fun in the outdoors)

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Let it snow!

Hello boys and girls,
I have returned safely from Sundance, cold but happy. =) We had a wonderful time and saw 6 films. I will do a long post with pics as soon as I get them loaded onto the old laptop. I also need to warm up my core temperature. Ha!

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Watch out Robert Redford. I am coming for you.

I tried to buy tickets for movies at Sundance today. By the time the website starting working (30 mins past my assigned time) all the shows were sold out. What a shoddy system. I protest. When I see Robert and Paul Newman tootling around town in their hybrid truck or whatever, I will give them a piece of my mind. And also take a picture of them as I am a star stalker/lover. 7 days to Sundance!

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Happy New Year

I hope you all had a safe and sound New Year's Eve. My liver is still recovering. I need to take a lot of vitamins this week as I think I did a pretty good job of pickling myself. =)

In other news, things are still up and down at work. I'm not sure what is going to happen but I'm sure it will be okay.

Tim and I took down the Christmas decorations yesterday. The dried out tree is still hanging out in the living room because we haven't thrown it over the balcony yet. I'm afraid to do it at night because we may hit someone walking a dog or something. really will have to be a day operation.

I'm looking forward to 2007. Tim and I will be buying ourselves a nice cozy place. We'll be married for 2 years. I will have been at my job for 1 year in March. And in 2 weeks I will be off to Sundance with one of my homies. Watch out celebs...I'm coming for you. =)