Jun. 29th, 2012 02:31 pm
I am working on a facebook app right now. Because of this I am looking at the Facebook Graph API which is how developers can get information about you from facebook.

This is how the graph sees my relationship with [livejournal.com profile] gwangi:

"relationship_status": "Married",
"significant_other": {
    "name": "Zach Buchan",
     "id": "1547562710"  

I don't know why but this made me laugh.


Mar. 9th, 2012 12:01 am

Is it bad that some days a glass (or two) of wine makes the day so much better? Wine is so tasty. I guess it was that or an entire package of sour filled twizzlers.

Anyways, I got a ton done at work, collected all the stuff I needed and finished my costume. Yay!

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Mar. 8th, 2012 08:55 am
There are a crazy number of language/country combinations.


Aug. 16th, 2011 12:31 pm
I have been here for 5 months and I can't believe how much better I am at what I do (front-end development) than I was when I started.

I just went into a project I worked on when I first started and it is so different than now. This project was an HTML4 site and I did my CSS very differently and I didn't understand the box model as well as I do now. Also, I am much better at jQuery.

I am really happy that this place has lived up to my expectations and allowed me to hone my craft. I am starting to feel like an expert at this. A real expert that is up to date on all the techniques and best practices. I know why I am doing something and why some people don't use it.

The thing I am learning about now is how browsers render pages and where the slowness happens.

My job change was a very good thing!
1. Facebook Groups.
2. Caribou Coffee being within walking distance from my work and my sister telling me all the ways to get it for cheaper. I got a large decaf for $.68 today (plus tip)! I only have 4 more cups until I can get an espresso drink for free!
3. This picture of Zach holding a baby.
4. My job. Right now there is a walking club and starting next week they are offering Yoga classes once a week. Tomorrow Wolf and I are sponsors for "Beer Friday" which means we supply the beer.
5. There is a version of Civilization on the touch. It is dumbed down but I am okay with that, I don't have time to play the really involved games anymore.
6. My dress came in!

Chair Pain

Jun. 21st, 2011 11:15 am
Remember how I have an Aeron Chair at my new job?

Well... since I have started here I have had more backaches than I have ever had. Last night Zach pointed out that it might be my new chair. However, there aren't any other non-broken chairs to switch out with!



May. 9th, 2011 02:01 pm
One of the cool things about my cube is that I can see many birds from my desk.

I just saw a blue jay in the tree out side my cube window and there are cardinals nesting out there. I also need to avoid geese every morning on the way from my car.

Also, one day, right after they washed the windows, a bird flew right into my window. It not only scared me but I think the bird didn't make it. :(

Anyway, I have a bird chart at home that I might bring into work so I can tell what all these birds are.


May. 6th, 2011 11:09 am
I don't know if I have said this lately but I am really good at what I do and changing jobs has been really good for my career development.

I am just finishing up another "microsite" that I decided to do in HTML5 for kicks and I am sort of impressing myself.


May. 4th, 2011 02:20 pm
Whenever I am handed a PSD file and Functional Spec asked to make it into a website I am pretty happy.

This current site is so different than anything I have ever done. It has so many images and backgrounds, it is going to be fun to see how I do it.


Apr. 30th, 2011 07:33 pm
1. I went to a Twins game. It snowed. We lost. I got my twitter on the score board. All-in-all, it was memorable.

2. I had an epic migraine on Friday. I had to take a Maxalt and when that failed I ended up taking TWO vicodin to keep the pain at a level that was bearable. I obviously called in sick, which makes it the first time I had to call in sick at my new job. I hate migraines.

3. My dad had surgery on Friday. He had his feeding tube and chemo port removed. Yay! He is pretty happy with having them out. He hated the feeding tube. That should be it for the cancer stuff. He is back to working 70 hour weeks right now (road construction is crazy in the summer).

4. Serinia and I hung out today. I went to Opitz Outlet to look at wedding dresses this morning. They had a couple that fit that looked good if I was either a) wanting a much sexier dress or b) a summer wedding. We then went to Macy's to shop and I ended up getting some stuff for the honeymoon (I have been collecting stuff for a few month for this, all on clearance, because I am really cheap).

5. We also went to Trader Joe's where I was able to get 7 bottle's of wine for $55 dollar. So cheap.

6. Now I am looking at plane tickets for Zach and I to go to Zach's sister's wedding this summer.

7. Next I am going to cut some fabric for my brother's quilt. Then I am going to do a lot of ironing.

8. Tomorrow I am going to start the process to order save the date cards for the wedding and relook at the guest list. I am also going to go over the task list to see if there is anything we could tackle the next week.
There was an easter egg hunt in the office this morning but I came in early and was working so intently that I missed the email telling us about it.



Apr. 8th, 2011 10:22 am
1. Work this week has been crazy. However, it has been crazy in a fun way. The first site I worked on goes live today. Once it is announced I'll post it.

2. I am pretty sure I have an ear infection.

3. I am having a wedding freakout today. It is time to review the list and get some stuff done. I think I should tackle hotel blocks and getting the save the dates ordered. I thinking that [livejournal.com profile] gwangi should starting thinking about the honeymoon since we are going over a popular time.

4. Serinia made an appointment for dress shopping (May 15th).

5. I have been thinking about the photographer. Everyone has been telling me that it is a good thing to invest in. I also was so blown away by the number of offers that I recieved from people to take the photos at my wedding that I just shut down. However, I have been thinking about it since. I don't know how many of you are friends with [livejournal.com profile] melissa_maples but she is one of my favorite people on LJ and even flying her here is cheaper than paying for a photographer. Plus I love her photos. My dad keeps asking if I am going to do this (and has decided that she will stay in their guest bedroom) and Zach thinks it is cool. Am I crazy to say I will only pay $300 for a wedding dress but I'll fly my friend from Turkey to come take pictures at my wedding?

6. I am going to a web conference on Monday. Woo!

7. I have a view of Bachman's (a local garden store) from my desk and it is so nice to see them setting up the spring plants.

8. I broke down and bought some decent decaf grounds for work. SO MUCH BETTER.

9. I am having a clothing swap tomorrow. However, I am pretty sure I am going to have a "sloppy seconds" one in a couple weeks since so many people won't be able to make it.

Okay, time to get back to my crazy pile of work.


Mar. 14th, 2011 01:46 pm
1. My only complaint about my new job is that it is freezing in here. Well... that and the decaf coffee sucks. I think I need to start stopping at Caribou in the morning to get coffee.

2. I finished both my taxes and all my benefit paper work this weekend. All I have left is to rollover my 401k into an IRA and I should be done with this job change. I think. I am sure there is something else I am forgetting.

3. I was weird while filling out all my benefit forms to put Zach in the beneficiary line. My sister or parents have always been there before.

4. I was saving 12% of my income in my 401k because it was easy but I am thinking that I am going to do less (the amount that they match - 6%) and start putting some in a RothIRA. I am also thinking that I could split the amount I was saving and open an account in my name now and once we are married open an account in Zach's name. Though I think he has been debating opening his own account once he gets rid of his car.

5. I know this sounds funny but I am looking forward to the day that we are a one car family. At this phase in our lives we only need one car and the second one is a burden. We have to move it all the time, paying insurance on a car that is driven once a week is annoying and we just got the notice that the tab renewal is due. It is a nice car and we should be able to get a decent amount for it, which is good since Zach wants to buy a road bike with the proceeds from it (which makes sense, it is his main form of transportation now).

6. I am really looking forward to when I get integrated into my new job. I have work here but it doesn't really take me that long and so I have a lot of slack time. I hate those times. It is one thing to slack off at work, it is another to want to have a project and not really have anything. Still, I think by next week I should be up to speed.

7. One of the big pluses to this job is there is a grocery store two blocks from it which is right on my way home. This is awesome for stopping for dinner ingredients. Still, this store is in Plymouth so their "ethnic" selection isn't as large as I would like it and while I was waiting to check out last week the two people in front of me wrote checks.

8. I need to bring my soup bowl and soup into work. Though the cafeteria has a salad bar.

9. Tonight is my last machine quilting class. I didn't get as much practice on quilting in the last week as I hoped I would but starting a new job is tiring. However, I learned that it is really hard and that I am going to be quilting with a walking foot for a while and practicing a lot before I attempt freemotion on a real quilt.

10. I don't know if I mentioned this but I have a window at my cube now. It is fun to look out of it and watch the cars drive by.

New Job

Mar. 7th, 2011 08:00 am
Off I go!


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